So I went to go shoot the pictures, and found out my game is borked. Sims dropping items off queues, springing up through walls, and no free will actions whatsoever. I am officially done with my game just glitching on me, and uninstalled, reinstalled, only to find that my apartment life disc is scratched in a place where it only matters for installation, not for game play.
But the good news is that I've ordered a new copy on ebay, it's on its way here, and I'm going to start using meetme2theriver
's clean neighborhoods, so my game doesn't do this in the future. I was worried switching to the uberhood for my story neighborhood would make Strangetown feel like less of a small isolated town, but I've decided that seeing familiar faces wandering around in the background even they're from other towns is probably better for a small town feel than a stream of downtownies always wandering around.
Also, I've managed to nearly finished writing chapter 9 while waiting for my new copy of apartment life to arrive, and it is all creepy Olive Specter, all the time.
So, for now I will leave you with something that is unarguably more enjoyable than my story: Kitten Cam
. A friend took in a stray who just had 6 adorable kittens a few days ago, and she's put a webcam on them. She plans to get them all spayed and neutered, keep the mom and a kitten and adopt out the rest.