Yep, I’m starting another challenge. This is a Backwards ISBI, as created by zefiewings; full rules are here.
This is my founder, Galen Young. Yes, I know, not a very imaginative surname, but I like how the whole name flows. We’re in a race against time to find him a spouse and raise some kids before he kicks off.
His traits are randomly rolled, nicely mixed, but not overly helpful. His favourites are white, Egyptian music and Stu Surprise. For his face, I went for unusual, not gorgeous but not ugly either; normal-looking 😉
I chose to start in my new town, Midnight Hollow. It’s very dark and red, but I like it.
Before we even build a house, Galen is off to university. He doesn’t have any skills, so I didn’t even bother taking the aptitude test; he’s paying full fees. I chose the Physical Education degree, though it doesn’t really matter; we’re at uni to look for a spouse, and skill up while not aging.
He looks so stoked to be there.
Immediately we buy him a tabcast; when time is of the essence, two skills at once is very important. Since he wished it, he’ll learn charisma first.
Oh right, I’m going to be following the No Wish Left Behind rule; if he rolls it, and there’s a free spot, it must be locked in. Locked wishes can only be replaced with wishes of a higher value. So yeah, we bought him a mirror and cane soon after the tabcast. The ‘Get Married’ wish will be fulfilled in due time; family-oriented sims, lol.
As you can see by Galen’s moodlets, he’s at the gym.
Failing, at the gym.
After gaining both charisma and athletic points, he hops off the treadmill to meet some people.
First up, he heartfarts Ashley Corono. She wears way too much makeup at the gym, but at least her gym gear is perfectly matched?
He also heartfarts Sarah Mahoney. Yeah, we’re just meeting and getting stats at the moment; going to follow Galen’s wishes as best I can, so we’ll see who he wishes to befriend.
No heartfarts, but this is Lizzie Mund; she lives in the same dorm as Ashley.
Reckon Galen likes the ladies? This one is Ann Conners; I don’t love her face, hopefully Galen picks someone else.
He’s slightly better on the treadmill second time round.
I love that the candy fills up his hunger bar; Galen can pretty much live at the gym.
The bathroom is the only place in the gym that doesn’t have speakers to wake Galen up, so he sleeps in there. Not the most hygienic, IRL, but hey, this is sims, floors don’t get dirty!
Since we’re going for the ‘long life’ promised by completing the Marathon Runner skill challenge, Galen jogs pretty much everywhere.
Outside class, he manages to heartfart two people at once; wow, he’s special. But not into guys, so back luck, blondie.
Ooh, this girl’s cute. But I didn’t write down her name, unfortunately.
Galen was invited to a party that night, and caused a ruckus when he made food for the house. Because feeding people is apparently inappropriate.
He wished to befriend Sarah, so goes off to do that. And lol, there’s a singer plying for tips at university. I love how the girl in the beanie is just watching him sing, and ignoring the conversation in front of her.
We ‘Considered Attractiveness’, and got 10 out of 10. Nice!
LMAO, apparently this is considered ‘attending class’. He’s in the right location, but definitely not learning anything!
Galen has now graduated to running on an incline. Though it must hurt to run in bare feet like that…
Up to L6 already; he is pretty much on the go all the time, sleeps in the rabbithole classes and fills up his energy in two hours instead of the eight it takes in a bed/sleeping bag.
He wished to go on a date with Sarah, and is pretty hungry, so diner date it is!
But he’s really hungry…so has a fly before she gets there. o.0
Sarah doesn’t seem to mind. (LOL at the face of the guy in the background!)
As the sun goes down, they watch the stars…not sure how that works, but okay. Sarah is also ignoring his stench – she might be a keeper.
Galen thinks so too. He autonomously gave her flowers while he was rolling this wish:
WTF, Galen? No idea what happened here…
He has also wished to befriend Ashley.
Oh, school cheer; she’s a jock and because he’s now friends with her, he is too.
Another diner date; Galen is living on candy and diner food – sounds about right for a college student.
Belly satiated, it’s time for the first kiss!
And then a romantic photo.
Ashley must like Galen, she keeps inviting him to parties. This is what she did when he made a study group. Sounds about right for a jock…
He nailed his first exam, and is super excited about it.
Heartfarting Sasha Parks; she has an interesting face, and I would not be opposed to choosing her as the spouse. (LOL at the magician; why is ST infecting all my worlds?)
I guess seeing the vampire made Galen want to talk to one.
But introducing him to this vamp didn’t fulfil the wish, strange.
I think this is the first time Galen’s been back to the house he rented since the first day; it’s easier to live everywhere when he has the sleeping bag. But he’s making dinner for himself and Sarah. Just don’t stand up too fast, Galen, you’ll hit your head.
Nice, domestic scene.
He keeps rolling wishes towards Sarah; seems he might have made his choice.
Can you guess what he rolled next?
Yep, woohoo time!
Naw, they’re dreaming about one another.
This is what Sarah did the next morning. For hours. I sent Galen on a run and kept watching her…she didn’t move. Methinks she might have the Childish trait.
University is very pretty, I should bring my sims here more often.
Galen finally wished to put his Angler trait to use, so here we are to fish.
Another party…where Leonard Shelly has decided to play guitar in the bathroom. The same one where Galen has just finished his shower. Sim Logic…
I discovered an awesome benefit of the Pumped moodlet; even when his energy is at 0, while the buff is active, Galen won’t pass out! Time to meet some more people; living at the gym is very helpful for this, since different sims come here all the time.
You know you’re eating too much candy when you break the vending machine…
First skill challenge complete! This should make it easier to make friends.
…though I’m not sure a ghost story will help too much.
Hey, it’s Liz Zale Tarry! She looks so cute, pouting.
Wow, he’s run so much already! Jogging and treadmill counts towards both cardio hours and kilometres 😉
He also mostly sleeps this way, rather than in bed…
Picnic date. He rolls a wish to ‘go on a date with Sarah’ every time they finish a previous one.
They are so cute together.
Hmm, this guy interrupted and yelled at Sarah. She’s single, but maybe she has another RI?
I forgot this about childish sims – they can play tag! Though umbrella guy doesn’t seem to understand how the game works…
And university is at an end; those 10 days went by pretty quickly. Galen got a B; he went to all his classes, but we didn’t try that hard.
One last kiss.
And a promise to stay faithful.
And, well, that walk says everything.
Uh…wtf are you guys trying to do? You’re doing it wrong, whatever it is.
Oh, romantic photo.
And then Sarah did this. Not nice!
Home! To an empty lot. Guess I better get to building.
First, he invites Sarah to visit.
Then goes for a jog to meet some locals.
This lovely lady is Nadia Cho; I love her look.
Apparently so does Galen.
Who will Galen choose to be his spouse? And how will I manage to keep him alive until his children come of age?