Romance Island: Week 2 Summary

Here is the summary of relationships on Romance Island, after week #2.

Friendships:

  • Ariel & Harry

Strongest Relationship in the House:

  • Ariel & Harry

Highest Relationship for each individual:

  • Paul: Charlie
  • Johnra: Kilgore
  • Dan: Johnra
  • Ariel: Harry
  • Abby: Paul
  • Harry: Ariel
  • Charlie: Paul
  • Kilgore: Johnra

Predictions: I feel like Harry and Ariel will become an official couple soon and move off the island. I think Charlie and Paul will take their place as the leading couple.

Romance Island: Week 2, Part 3

Romance Island places 8 Sims in a romantic setting with the hope that the Sims will form couples on their own free will. Couples are then played as part of the Completion Challenge. Check out the Romance Island tag for all previous posts about this challenge!

 

Last time, the group went to the spring festival and Dumpster Dan replaced the deceased Oscar.

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The second one-on-one date was Ariel and Harry who spent the night at a resort. Dinner was grilled on the patio.

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They followed up dinner by toasting marshmallows for dessert. They talked for awhile around the campfire, but that was pretty much the extent of their date. Despite the lack of activity, they still had a good time.

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The second group date was to a local park.

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Romancers had free reign of all the parks many activities.

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Harry and Charlie still don’t get along well.

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Harry playing hacky sack, or whatever they call it in the Sims universe.

 

 

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Harry and Johnra are also not getting along so well.

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The third date of the week was Paul and Charlie who went to a remote, but furnished, small island.

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Charlie and Paul played frisbee, chatted while lying in the sun, and listened to some local music.

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By the end of the week, it started to become clear who the first couple was going to be. Harry and Ariel were the first kiss on the island.

 

Introducing Dumpster Dan to Romance Island

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Dumpster Dan was an emergency replacement for Oscar on Romance Island. I abandoned Dumpster’s challenge since he didn’t contribute in anyway toward the Completion Challenge, and he was just hanging out in the Sim Bin awaiting a purpose.

Dumpster Dan’s challenge involved attempting to make a living off of dumpster diving. Sadly, he never found certain key objects- like a bed or sink/shower- in the dumpster and his life was not a happy one (he had an AMAZING bug collection though).

I’ve developed a certain fondness for Dumpster, despite the fact his traits don’t make him a particularly likable person. I hope he is able to find love on Romance Island and someday contribute to the Completion Challenge.

Dumpster Dan

Traits:

  • Unlucky
  • Commitment Issues
  • Mooch
  • Eco-friendly
  • Childish

Lifetime Wish: Living in the Lap of Luxury (read: be wealthy)

 

Romance Island: Week 2, Part 2

Romance Island places 8 Sims in a romantic setting with the hope that the Sims will form couples on their own free will. Couples are then played as part of the Completion Challenge. Check out the Romance Island tag for all previous posts about this challenge!

When we last left off, the Grim Reaper was coming to claim the soul of Oscar after he died in a tragic grill fire shortly after having an amazing date with Ariel.

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A clearly upset and traumatized Ariel begged for Oscar’s life. The Reaper’s only offer was to play a game of chess for the life of Oscar. If she beat the Reaper, he’d spare Oscar’s life.

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Ariel tried her best, but chess is not something she is skilled in.

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The Reaper claimed the soul of Oscar, and they buried his body on site.

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Everyone was devastated by the death of Oscar. He was such a great guy, and he was making friends quickly. It brought a lot of folks together, actually, as they attempted to console one another.

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Harry had also been doing quiet well with Ariel before the incident. In fact, Ariel and Harry are set to be the second date couple for this week. Harry’s friendship and comfort became quiet important to Ariel during this trying time.

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The gang attended the springfestival for their next group date. For some odd reason, they all decided to mourn Oscar at the exact same time while viewing the face painting tent.

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Abby and Dumpster Dan, the newest addition to Romance Island, played horseshoes together at the festival. We’ll do an introduction post for Dumpster Dan soon.

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The spring festival is a time to celebrate love. Some couples tried out the “Love Test Machine”…Charlie and Paul got a positive result! Yes, that is totally a rainbow painted on Paul’s cheek…it may also involve a unicorn. The man is certain of his masculinity.

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The fun of the day was constantly interrupted by the mourning of Oscar. He would have loved this festival.

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I don’t remember why he’s dripping wet. Spring rain shower? But Dumpster Dan tries to start a dance party.

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Before they left the festival, Dumpster got his face painted. Here he is back at the house.

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We’ll end with a group photo taken at the festival.

 

 

Romance Island: Week 2, Part 1

Romance Island is a challenge where I take 8 Sims (submitted by participants) and toss them on an island in a Romantic setting (a luxurious mansion in a tropical environment). I coordinated various romantic activities for them, such as hotel stays, beach trips and scuba-diving; but leave their personal interactions to their freewill and/or mutual wishes. If a couple forms a serious romantic relationship, they will be moved off the island and pursue their own storyline. Remaining contestants will stay on the island, and fresh blood will be thrown into the mix.

Last time, we had just finished Week 1. No romances had sprung up on the island, but there was lots of flirting going on. 

Three individual dates will occur during Week 2, along with two group dates. Individual dates will be between couples with the highest mutual relationship score.

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By far, the couple who has progressed the most in their relationship is Ariel and Oscar. Already good friends, these two are on the fast track to a happy ending. Therefore, they are the first couple to head out on a romantic date with just the two of them. First up, they sailed to a local beach.

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They spent the day enjoying each other’s company, but also enjoying comfortable periods of downtime napping on the beach or reading.

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In the evening, the rains came, but it didn’t stop them from continuing to have a good time.

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Truly, they look like the belong together…and belong on this island, for that matter.

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Ariel spent a little too long out in the rain. She managed to make it back to the mansion, but before getting inside she fell down frozen on the lawn. Ouch! Lucky, other Romancers were nearby and able to assist.

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Kilgore spends a lot of time playing games. It’s definitely his number one pastime.

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The following day, it was still a bit chilly out, but Oscar decided to head outside to grill some hot dogs for everyone, anyway.

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Disaster! The hot dogs and grill caught on fire! And then Oscar caught on fire as well!

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Chaos ensued. The fire department was notified. Folks grabbed extinguishers.

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Sadly, it was too late for Oscar. The Grim Reaper was on his way!

Submit Contestants for Romance Island and Bachelor Competitions!

I’m going to be selecting Sims for competitions a bit differently now. There will be one general pool of possible Sim contestants from this pool, I will randomly select Sims for both Romance Island and Bachelor(ette) competitions.

The pool will be composed of:

  • Previous Bachelor contestants that did not marry
  • Sims from Disbanded challenges (such as The Lab)
  • All Sims submitted through this site starting today

Married couples from both challenges will go on to start families in my personal sims universe, and earn points for the Completion Challenge. Those who do not wed on the Bachelor will go back into the pool of contestants. Romance Island contestants stay on the island until they find a partner.

You can submit contestants at any time (such as now!) and you can submit however many you want. They will just continue to be added to the pool. So feel free to come back and add another when you are bored!

Upcoming uses for contestants (as of 4/28): I’ll likely need to pull 2 soon to replace a couple on Romance Island; and at some point in the next couple weeks I’ll begin posting the profiles of the new team of Bachelor contestants.

Fill out the embedded form below, or head over to the Google form.