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Runemo year 97-100 - Too Much Death

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Dec. 29th, 2013 | 08:58 am

Previously at Runemo, Pontus and Oliver returned from college and spent the round dating their girlfriends Lovisa and Jenny who were both still studying. They couldn't find their desired jobs. Barbro found her preferred hobby of Arts&Crafts at age 70. David filled his aspiration panel and learned to cook Comfort Soup even though he's got no Family aspiration.

7598 Runemo y97

Runemo year 97-100, Saturday to Tuesday
Barbro Sandvall, 73, Family/Popularity, 2nd LTW Education Minister
David Sandvall, 73, Knowledge/Pleasure, 2nd LTW Prestidigitator
Oliver Sandvall, 26, Knowledge, LTW Prestidigitator
Pontus Sandvall, 26, Knowledge, LTW City Planner
Lovisa Mattsson, 23, Fortune, LTW The Law
Cosmos, the Cat

7599 Lovisa Pontus

Lovisa and Pontus both are very happy that Lovisa graduated from college (SCL in Political Science 1p!) and that she moved in at Runemo. Now she just needs some new clothes.

7600 No job

The boys didn’t succeed to find their desired jobs last round, so they are still trying. Oliver wants a job in Show Business (or is it Entertainment?), but cannot find either.

7601 Architect

Pontus wants to become a City Planner and finds a job as an Architect. Good start!

7602 Engagement

On the 3rd of July ’97 it’s time for an engagement, and a huge wedding is planned

7603 Barbro tree

We show you only the tree of Pontus’ closest family, though. Lovisa’s we saw at the previous lot (and below)

7604 Family

Here they are – excluding all the cousins named Burlin, since we realized it would be way too many!
As it turns out, this is also too many and the game crashed pretty much immediately

7605 Smaller

So – a smaller party for just the closest family and friends is arranged

7606 Pond

The ceremony is held by the pond in the backyard

7607 Wedding
7608 Wedding
7609 9 aug 97

On the 9th of August ’97, Pontus and Lovisa are married.

7610 Nathalie cries

But suddenly Nathalie, Pontus niece runs off crying. I suspect her father Aron is fighting with someone again – he’s hopeless. Annika, Nathalie’s mother, comes after her to ask what’s wrong

7611 Cake

The party continues with cake

7612 Success

And ends a success, even though everyboday hates Pontus' uncle Simon

7613 No job

Oliver can still not find an Entertainment job

7614 LoP

Instead he entertains himself with the Leader of the Pack.

7615 Lovisa tree

Next day is Sunday, and everybody is invited back to eat leftovers from the wedding. The Montell tree is above.

7616 Family
7617 Smustle

Family smustle!

7618 Cries

But once again one of the Wern kids run off crying. Aron comforts Kent. I have never seen this interaction before! It’s too cute, even though I still suspect that Aron is the cause of all the drama. He hates his father-in-law David very much.

7619 Pop

Surprise pregnancy!

7620 Barbro

Oh noes! Barbro dies on Family Sunday!

7621 Plat

She dies in Platinum, surrounded by her family, on the 28th of August ’98. 1p.


7623 Pontus architect

Pontus comes home promoted to Architect. Then it’s time for the funeral

7624 Funeral

A ceremony by the grave

7625 Comfort

Comforting words for the living

7626 Cake

And a reception with cake.

7627 Alone

David doesn’t feel well after the ceremony and eats his piece of cake alone in the kitchen.

7628 David dies

While the guests are still on the lot, the grim Reaper comes for David too.

7629 Too much

It’s really too much for Lovisa

7630 Miscarriage

She gets cramps and the labour starts too early

7631 18 sep 99

The 18th of September ’99 becomes a sad day indeed, while both David and the unborn baby dies

7632 David7632 Mio

The poor children at Sörbo lost three of their grandparents and a cousin during the same round!

7633 Funeral

Another funeral is held, but this time there is no one who has the energy to have a reception.

7634 Puppy wish

Instead, they all wish to start anew, with a puppy

7635 Lab

And Blackie, the labrador pup is adopted

7636 Welcome

Lovisa and Pontus welcomes her

7637 No Job
7638 No job

Oliver continues his futile job hunt

7639 Arc partner

And Pontus continues his climb up the architectural ladder and becomes an Architectural partner
Next time, we hope for more joy at Runemo.

Runemo after round 26:
Oliver Sandvall
Pontus Sandvall
Lovisa (Mattsson) Sandvall
Cosmos, the cat
Blackie, the puppy

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from: itlandm_sims
date: Dec. 29th, 2013 12:40 pm (UTC)

OK, that was unusually sad. It is one thing that the old must pass on, but the baby too ... that was a bad surprise. At least the mother survived to try again some other day.

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from: jungfrun68
date: Dec. 29th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC)

It was so long time ago we had a miscarriage so I thought that feature had disappeared from my game, but apparently not! Need to look after my pregnant sims better again...

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from: ndayeni
date: Dec. 29th, 2013 07:14 pm (UTC)

Holy huge family! Quite the change from the family-less couple a few updates ago.

I have to admit, this update actually brought a tear to my eye with both elders and the baby dying back to back like that. So sad that she lost the baby right as her father in law was passing. Still, I couldn't help being a bit amused by the dates on Barbro's obituary - she died in January but they weren't going to hold the funeral until September. A byproduct of the ultra-fast time in the game and your dating system I'm sure (though I know there are reasons why such a delay between death and memorial service might happen in real life too).

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from: jungfrun68
date: Dec. 29th, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC)

It was pretty sad, and I decided at the moment I blogged it to make an obituary for the baby too. It would have been done IRL probably.
About the dates, I think you read the dates wrong - Barbro was born in January but died in late August so that's why the memorial was in September :)

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from: braxen
date: Dec. 31st, 2013 09:27 am (UTC)

This was an eventful update, even if it was a lot of grief in it too. I really like your new feature with obituaries, that makes the deaths kind of more "substantial". It really made that miscarriage feel real too. I also thought I'd learnt how to handle the sims so that wouldn't happen, but I've had a couple of miscarriages recently too. Some "bad" pregnancies doesn't show early on, and when you quit monitoring their needs more closly so WHAM - down goes every meter. Lack of sleep seems to be the most dangerous one.

I love Malcolms outfit BTW! :D I seem to have missed it Before - it's so the old playboy somehow. :D And Lovisa really is a very beautiful sim. That comforting interaction really is very, very sweet. The more you let your sims handle themselves the more intersting interactions you get to see, but with all the skilling and so forth - my sims don't get that much alone-time.

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from: jungfrun68
date: Dec. 31st, 2013 10:04 am (UTC)

Lovisa has been blessed with a good combination of Ramirez and Mattsson genes. Not all Mattsson decendants have been so lucky... :)

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from: ciyrose
date: May. 2nd, 2014 12:23 am (UTC)

Wow, what a sad update. The poor Sandvall family. It was very sad to lose the baby at the same time....but hopefully things will be happy next round.

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from: jungfrun68
date: May. 2nd, 2014 09:52 am (UTC)

Well, it can hardly be any worse...!

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