Far away from Eden ep. 2: Red Riding Hut
Chapter 2 of my Apocalegacy: Rise of the Vampires... beware!
Family Name: Gieke
Lot Name: Gondelgasse 33
Categories: Komödie,Lebensgeschichten der Sims
- Hello and Welcome everyone to the
second installment of my Legacy "far
away from Eden" Last Time we just
saw how Anais Eden, my Founder
managed her way through Uni - or
should I say through downtown? In
fact, she stayed a lot more time there
then on campus ground, befriended
nearly every loco in the city -
honestly, she had 130 friends (!) at
graduation, except Marsha Bruenig all
of them best friends - , and made
enough cash to buy herself a nice villa
and live there in peace for the rest of
her life - too bad that this is an
"I hate you!"
- But Joke aside: I think, I really
overdid it a bit ... Hey Simself (yes,
that's me), could you show the readers
a bit of Anais 'efforts'? -
" You mean, clear her inventory?"
- Correct. -
" OK, but this will take some time."
- We'll wait; I think I'll show the
readers our little home in the
" Don't you mean "my" little home?
And isn't it a bit schizo, if you talk
with your own self?"
- Can we please end this
conversation? it's making me dizzy... -
Okay, so this is my... I mean
Simselfs...rrrgh, so this is it. A
beautiful little jewel, built on a 1x1 lot
made by Andie8104 at MTS2, created
by the great General Oohoh - thanks
for allowing me to take pictures of it,
general. Perhaps in later chapters I'll
show some of its interior. For now,
this must be an apetizer...
"OK, I'm done. Want to see it?"
- Sure. -
- Oh. my... Holy... this is actually a lot
of stuff. Flower bouquets, love letters,
robots, dj booth, dance sphere, piano,
whirpool, bowling alley, car, photos...
Unbelievable how much stuff can go
"Excuse me, but could you please take
my property back in there? I need
some room to move at least!"
- Don't worry. We have to sell it
Only three things in inventory, when
the apocalypse starts - that's the rule.
Your diploma (she graduated with
summa cum laude, obviously) already
counts as one, so I think, two potions
Vamp-D will do, too many vampires
around...now I only have concerns,
that the extra money we'll get from
selling all this is somehow against the
"...And than this &%$Â§ started
complaining that I have too much
money for this challenge and that he
should better familyfund me down... I
mean, WHAT THE HECK? I worked
my butt off the last 4 years, obeying
his wishes, doing all the stuff he
wanted me to do... and for what? It's
not fair, Stella, it's just not fair!"
- In case, somebody doesn't know: this
is Stella, Maxis premade Alien
Student for La Fiesta tech -
" Anais, I can understand, that you're
a bit upset about this, but look at it
that way: at least stringpuller cares
about you. I mean, remember what
happened to Mrs. Martinez, she had
three breakdowns in this time... Or
look at me: I'm just the placeholder for
the last chapter and perhaps will
never be played again... that's not a
great perspective either..."
" uh... sorry 'bout that, Stell'... "
" It's okay. At least I'm happy we've
became friends, how many
placeholders can say that about 'their'
Legacy Sims? "
" I'm there for you every time, Red
(despite your green). "
- Hm... where did her hand go...? -
" Hey! Can't you at least give me a few
moments without ruining the mood?!"
- She has a flirt want for you in her
want panel... -
"That. means. nothing !!!!!"
Okay, on with Anais graduation party
- or better a little before that, because
we had to take care of a small detail...
"... And now a toast to the new star of
the business world - Mrs. Anais
" Thanks Jerry! I really appreciate
this...especially the food, after four
years...- too bad my future won't be
" What do you mean? Of course it
" Trust me... if you'd knew what
awaits me... that why I'm a bit afraid
to ask you... something..."
" Oh... WOW! WOWWOWWOW! A
137-Carat-Diamond, flawless and
" Yes... yes, it is..."
" And WOW! That's 24-Karat gold
with platin inscripts!"
" uhm... yes... so Jerry... do you accept
this ring to live with me, a live of
misery und harsh restrictions,
tormented by a stupid stringpuller..."
- HEY -
"... especially never be able to take a
bath again, or eat a decent meal, or
sleep in a decent bed, or watch tv,
"... *sigh* Have you even listened to
"... Huh? Oh sorry, Red, got a bit
excited about this... being a Fortune
Sim and stuff... but yes, of course, I
- And with that, Anais got engaged.
"Ahem... a few moments? PLEASE?!"
- Sure, sure, go ahead. Photo Booth is
right over there... -
- And now, finally Anais's Graduation
Party - Stella was invited and of
course Anais friends from the secret
society, as well as Cheerleader
Cadence - in case, that a Cow mascot
wanted to ruin the mood... -
- And TADA! Hm... well, I think I can
live with this Outfit... -
- A last look back and... oh, the
postman. Anais, have you paid...? -
"Yes, dammit! Seriously, this is my
last day here, why even bother...?"
- Money is not good for the character,
" RIght, especially the absence of
money... like the 130.000 you funded
- True, but you still have over
eightythousand... honestly, who has
ever heard of a Sim with 217.374 (!)
Simoleons earned in College? (yes,
that's the final sum after selling
everything, and I swear, I didn't use
any cheats!) -
" Bah, Losers! "
- And that's just rude... -
" So Miss, where should it go?"
" Somewhere out of this game, if
- Anais... -
" *sigh* , to a secret society apocalypse
safety house please..."
" Oh, another one! There are surely a
lot of apocalypses happen these
- And so we finally start with the real
challenge. For everyone who hasn't
heard of the Apocalypse challenge: it's
the Superbowl on TV, during break
nearly the whole Nation goes to the
toilet and flushes simultaneously,
dropping the Water pressure down in
three nuclear plants, causing
meltdown yadda yadda yadda... -
... and finally hordes of evil Undead
are roaming the... hey, waitaminute...
You're not zombies! -
" Right, we're vampires."
- Where are the zombies? -
" Not existing. There wasn't a nuclear
fallout. And you only asked for
- But... but this is supposed to be an
Apocalegacy... sort of... -
" So what? Redo the story a bit and
-... Ummm... Ooookay...let me think
- ...Okay, so during the superbowl, the
Count's Vampire Army (see Chapter
1) started their sinister plan for world
domination, filling the air at night
with the sound of their wings... -
-... bit everyone who dare to cross
their path, raising the number of
soldiers of darkness... -
- ...and finally destroying every last
resistance that was left. -
" Uh, you know, I like to be followed
by my admirers, but somehow I'm not
in the mood for autographs today, so
could you please, please stop
- Joe (aka Mr. Big), I don't think,
they're here for your autograph...
unless you sign it in blood... -
* Watch Joe Curtain in the
ApocaFUNlypse by Ephemeral toast...
I wish, I could get Uranium for this
- ... and the military lacked of
competent leaders, who where either
dead or already joined forces with the
army of darkness... -
" I didn't 'join'! They throw me out,
because I was 'demoralising' the
- I said 'competent' leaders. -
" I AM competent!"
- O yeah... that's a good joke, general
- ...and political help was not in sight...
"Maior Gilscarbo, as the majority of
your voters, we highly expect, that
you fulfill your political promises.
We'll not tolerate any excuses!"
" But... a spooky Vampire Castle for
every Vampire isn't possible! We don't
have enough money and..."
"Nonsense! Cut down the worker
taxes, level up the ground prices for
non-vampires, and if anyone
complains, send them to us, we know
how to solve these problems, Bleh!"
- ...And so, the Area suffered from
High taxes and Economic loss. Even
Water, Energy and Food became a
problem, since most people were too
afraid to leave the house and there
was no one to restore broken water
pipes, and getting food or Vamp-D or
even turn on the light was dangerous
with all the vampires roaming
-... In fact, the criminal underworld
was the only institution that got a
profit out of the situation, selling
overpriced food and earning
protection money for not.... HEY,
YOU! KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF
MY REACTION TESTER! I WARN
- Okay, got Reaction tester back, so
let's continue... Finally, in order to
ensure their reign of terror above the
humble humans, the vampires had
befriended the (were-)wolves... (Yay,
I've got pets now... drat, and seasons
is just out...) -
- ... who should guard their coffins at
day ... -
"Wruff, wraff, wrraf, wrruf
(*translation: that's somehow stolen
- Well, do you have a better idea, hm?
" Wrruuuf, wraff, wruf, wraff, wraf,
- um... okay, haven't thought of that...
but I think,I'll continue this way... -
- ... Finally, a vampire commando,
lead by the malicious count, was sent
out to destroy any visible sign of
vegetation to make it impossible to
create wooden stakes or plant garlic...
uhm, count? Don't you think, that
destroying the plants is a bit... I mean,
every living creature depends on
plants in the last instance - animals
from plants, other animals from these
animals etc. -and you need blood... -
" First: we AREN'T alive, we're
undead, and second: do you've ever
seen, that a 'Sim' vampire actually
NEEDS Blood? After all, we came
with Nightlife, there's no need for
food, we have Outings and Dates
- And what about the (were)wolves?
" Bleh, I never liked them anyway... or
any other pets. If everyone turns
vampire, they'll hopefully die. In the
meantime, this mafia dude will take
care that they won't get to smart to
- ... And so, society as we know it,
came to an end... to celebrate their
victory, the vampires lighted great
fires at night... -
- ...tossing in all remnants of
civilisation, like Electronics - vampire
hunter movies and games are way to
dangerous -, Gym trainers - to avoid
that anyone stealths his muscles to
actually fight the blood suckers - and
decorations, including plants - could
be garlic in disguise -, paintings -
especially vampire hunter comics and
pictures - and statues - the count met
a lot of those people for real and
disliked all of them, especiallly
gnomes and flamingos... -
- ... and with the big fires polluting the
atmosphere, every hope for a 'normal'
life turned to ashes... -
- ...but still there were legends...
legends about a lonely heroine
fighting for justice..., for peace... for
the restoring of civilsation, and the
name of this one was.... -
- Anais Eden!
" Urgh...this... was the BIGGEST
nonsense I've EVER heard in this and
my former life! Do you really expect
anyone to actually believe this sort of
crap? A Vam-pogacy or what? Come
- ... ehrm, as I said, Anais Eden
bravely accompanied by her fearless
"What the... are you doing there?"
- ... I hoped for some funny comments
from Fred and Norm... -
" Who in the world are Fred and
- The mailbox and the trashcan. Like
in Rubbersushi's Apocalypse. This is
the Witch's Hut, after all...-
" Have you totally lost it? A Mailbox
and a Trashcan? Talk? They're
inanimate objects, they can't 'talk' ! "
- In Sushi's Apocalypse, they can talk,
Fred is even the father of... -
" Father? Okay, that's too stupid, even
for me, I'm out of here..."
- Now just wait a minute... sooner or
later they'll say something, I swear...
Fred, Norm, please, tell her, I'm
"... Uhm, I can talk, sir. "
- Huh? -
" I'm over here, sir. See me?"
- You're... the stilt? -
"Uh.. yes sir. I'm the stilt. My name is
Frank, sir, nice to meet ya, sir."
- A... talking stilt... -
" Yes, sir. I can even dance, sir. Wanna
see me dance?"
- ...ehrr...I don't think, I need a talking
or dancing stilt... -
" Oh please, give me a chance. I
always wanted to be part of a legacy,
- Sorry, I don't think, this will work
"... oooh *sob* I'm a failure... nobody
liihhikes meeeheee *sob*...
" Oh don't take it so hard, Frank. We
all like you. Jack Stairs and I think,
you're the best friend we can have.
" *snif*, you mean that, Maurice? "
" Of course!"
"Yeah, you're a great buddy, Frank. I
mean that, Maurice means it, even the
sarge means it, isn't it so, sarge? "
"Aye, Jack! Now Heads up, Frank, the
army doesn't need whiny softies. We
need warriors, upright stilts with
backbones, right, guys?!"
" OKAY, THAT'S IT, STOP THIS! "
- Are you talking with me? -
" Who else? And now: stop taking
pictures of stupid, inamimate objects
and underlying them with text
pretending that they're alive. THEY -
CAN'T - TALK! THEY - AREN'T -
ALIVE! GOT- THAT?"
" Oh for heaven's sake... what have I
done to deserve this ? Living in a
vampire apocalypse, with all these
stupid restrictions, in a house with
talking stilts and stairs... just kill me,
kill me now..."
- Okay okay, I agree, this was a bit too
much... better do a little meditation
now, to preserve energy... -
- ... and so, Anais started to meditate...
accompanied by their fearless... -
- ... well, she meditated... -
- ... till the paperboy arrived, looking
for a job suitable to light a small
candle in the darkness of
hopelessness, bringing back peace...
too bad, only criminal, politics and
athletics showed up, so...back to
- ... till it became midnight... (by the
way, just to remember, I'll operate
with a few more restrictions, as there
are: The Apocalypse, Aspiring to do it
the hard way, Do it yourself, Fearless,
Free Roaming Ghosts, Matriarchy,
Middle of Nowhere, Noble
Composure, One way street and
(possibly...) the true love handicap)...
Anais, can you stop your mediation
for a while? -
" Sure, what's the matt...?"
" ...IN HEAVEN!"
- Great, isn't it? I had to finish it today,
since 'middle of nowhere' forbids
more building for the next days. I
even created a 'backup' of this house
at another lot, just in case this one gets
"Wuhuhuhu.... I live in an ugly
house.... ayayay.... blblblbl..."
- Anais, you're permaplat, and there
exists no "live in an ugly house"-fear
in the want panel... so please go back
meditating now... -
" Hell must be paradise against this... "
- So next day... since the dreadful
'become friends with the paperboy'
already appears in Anais Want's
" ... and have you heard of the Count's
Plans for turning everyone into a
vampire ? And just because he want's
to impress a girl, I've heard... "
" Uhuh... so, why did they spare you?"
" Because I'm a paperboy. Everyone
want's his news paper as soon and
fresh as possible, so I've got
- Somehow this makes sense... -
- Despite the nice conversation, no
luck for jobs. only Artist, Paranormal
and Natural Science in the paper... -
" I thought, I should take Natural
Science. I've studied Biology for this!"
- This was my idea before pet rules
(snapdragons, snapdragons...)... we
have to reconsider now... -
- So another night passed... a night
with a full moon... a night with
fighting werewolves... darn, forgot to
take a picture... -
- The next day, we we're finally
luckily: after slacker and criminal, we
finally got... SHOWBUSINESS! -
" I shall save the world with
- Of course, Vampire movies are a big
hit, and most people watch TV the
whole day, so if you want to teach
them the right way to defend
- And to celebrate this, a little gift for
- TADA! -
" What...is...that? "
- That's the maxis car for those people
who ordered nightlife early - with a
nice rusty recolor from the exchange
(credit to the creator), perfect for an
apocalypse challenge. -
" Oh no... hopefully nobody see's me
" Hey Anais, nice car you have there
" Urge... to kill paperboy... rising... "
- Despite the rusty look of her car,
Anais earned her first promotion
easily... and then the first Outing
reward from college dropped in... too
bad we can't sell it, so up into
inventory, mr. gnome. -
- And the next day of
" Haha, really funny."
- *Giggle* sorry Anais... in fact, you
look so good, I could eat
" Two words: drop. dead."
- And then I realized, that her car was
in fact a cabrio... -
" show me one car, where these fake
fries don't show through."
- And another promotion rolled in this
day - as well as another Outing
... And the same on the next night.
Thankfully, only small stuff, too bad,
that according to Natsci flowers aren't
allowed... up into inventory as well... -
- And so, the first week passed, and it
was time for the first protection
money... I replaced everything over
100 simoleons(not that there are any
troubles with this, we already have
30.000 in cash and growing...), and
changed the recolor of the car to show
that protection money was paid... -
" What do you mean, 'change the
recolor'? I scrubbed and polished the
whole week to get of the rust!"
- ... and another Outing reward... too
bad, inventory is full, I have to think
of alternatives... -
- ...like this one: I call it the
'Incineration' etage... if the Outing
rewards become to expensive, I'll fire
up the grill and burn some of them...
what do you think of this idea, mr.
" Hey, Excuse me, talking with a Lawn
gnome is surely interesting, but I'm
tired and stinking!"
- ... and got two promotions in a row,
that 's great, Anais! -
- ... And now, ladies and genlemen, a
world sensation: for the first time in
her life, Anais... sleeps! -
" And it has to be a coffin, right? "
- Higher energy rating, you've got ten
body points, so no evil vampire will
disturb your sleep... -
" Yeah, yeah... at least I'll die in the
right place, if I suffocate here by my
- And after restoring her energy,
Anais first Sponge bath! Applause,
"Put the &%Â§/% camera away!
Have you ever heard of P-R-I-V-A-C-
- ...And the new day arrives... Oh my
god, Fred, somebody kicked you! -
" It wasn't me, sire!"
- Shut up, Frank, I still don't need
- And stop whining! So, have you
seen, who did this to poor Fred? -
" *snif*... It was the ugly man with the
red hair, sire."
- Komei? Hey, why did you do that?
Aftert all, you're best friends with
" Pfft, best friends... she hasn't even
called me in the the last two weeks..."
- In the last two... ? There's a Vampire
Army roaming around! -
" That's no excuse."
- No ex... That's it, I'm telling Anais... -
- Hey Anais, have you seen? Khomei
kicked your trashcan, just because
" I can totally understand that, I
haven't called him in two weeks.
When am I allowed to call my friends
again *snif* ? "
- Anais, please don't make me buy... -
" I want to see my friends!"
- I warned you... but okay, here is
your phone... -
- And from now on, the phone didn't
stop ringing... what else do you
expect, if you have 130 friends and
cannot visit community lots...? -
...But before that happened, there was:
" Hi, Marsha, here is Anais, sorry I
" WAAAAH! MOMMY! It's the crazy
red-haired Alien lady again! Please,
Miss Alien Lady, I promise to be your
best friend, but please, please never
call me again! *sob* And everyone
says, I'm a stalker..."
- After that, Marsha really never
called again... Instead, one part of the
neighborhood called day and night,
- ... while the other part dropped their
Outing rewards at the lot.. -
-... And then the third week arrived...
with another recolor... this one has the
words 'Grim Reaper' at the front... -
" Vampires, a coffin bed, Grim
Reaper... I don't like where this is
- And then - Oh joy - Anais did it: she
unlocked Hopelessness and
Showbusiness! Now, dates, outings
and parties are available again, we can
buy the makeover chair, use the
mirror to change appearance... Hey,
Anais why you're running? -
" Phone is ringing."
- The phone is always ringing, why...?
" I feel, this one is important! Perhaps
somebody get's me out of this..."
"Hey, here is Anais, prominent
actress, movie maker and... oh,
Count... I mean... *giggle* hello
Count... A meeting? of course, Count,
how about a nice candle light dinner...
the Countess too? Uhm... okay... "
" So, Count, what's so important? "
" Uggh... Anais, my love, could you
please turn this platin thing over your
head out? It's a bit too... shiny."
" Sorry, not possible. Stringpuller
forgot to turn it off. And you have
plumbbobs over your heads too, after
" Well, never mind. So, Anais ...
Queen of my heart... Sun of my
mind... my Love, for which I have
successfully gained control of this
country, there is something...
something I have to tell you..."
" If you're pregnant... "
" Bleh! "
" Ah my love, how much I hate to do
this to you again... but this is our only
chance to be together... forever..."
" BLEH! BLEHBLEHBLEHBLEH
BLEH BLEHBLEH! BLEH!
- In case anyone wonders, I censored
Anais speech, it's not... so polite...
-... And so... -
" Aww, Anais, Honey... please open
that gate. Don't you understand this
was our only chance to..."
" I told you, Count, no more teeth. I'm
sorry, but we're through. I like
vampires, but I don't like to be one
and that's final! Now where's my
- Sorry Anais, but I think I'll keep care
of it... to be honest, this is all part of
the 'strategy'... -
- ... And in the meantime, you better
take care of your sensitive skin... -
" You... you tricked me into becoming
a vampire? You, you...aargh! Okay,
wait till it turns night, then I...
- you better should go now, or you're
late for work... -
" WORK? I'm a frickin' vampire, I
can't go to work!"
- Oh, you can, all your motives are
maxed, this will last till you return... -
- And so, Anais went to work... in fact,
it's totally easy to keep up a vampires
motives, if she drives in her own car...
" Rrrrrgh... I'm turning to dust, and all
you're doing is to glee over your own
- Don't worry, when you return home,
there will be a surprise for you -
" I *knew* your surprises..."
- But this one is good, promise! -
- And at night... -
" Oh! oh Jerry, *smooch* I've missed
" Whoo... Careful, Red. And since
when did you get this big teeth?"
- I think, with this question, it's a good
idea to end this chapter. Anais has
successfully unlocked Showbusiness
and turned into a vampire. Sometimes
she was starving, stinking and short
before passing out at the same time,
too bad I forgot to take
pictures...drat... so in case, you want
'real' action, you should visit the other
apocalypse challenges at
(I still hope, some of you will visit
again for chapter 3...) -
P.S. This chapter was generously
hosted by Placeholder Gerd Gieke,
currently location Bluewater Village.
Have an Ice day!