Bachelor Challenge 4.1: Part D

Host: Welcome to the final episode of the first round of the Bachelor! 

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This afternoon we had a Black & White cocktail party. 

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Madilyn: Arg! There are too many people here. I didn’t even get to use the shower this morning.

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Madilyn: Sorry  to vent. I just think everyone is in a bad mood today. This process is hard on all of us.

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Tanya: Sorry, I’m a bit of a loner, so this whole process is stressful for me.

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Steven: Man, we really need to get volunteers to clean the house. The kitchen is a mess.

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Host: Everyone was in a foul mood during the cocktail party. It had been a long week. The Bachelor pretty much just listened to everyone vent the whole time.

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Host: Karina went so far as to yell at him, and Sofia pass out early on in the evening. 

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Host: The girls had a short break, and then it was time for the Garden Ceremony.

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Tanner: I would like to thank each and every one of you for being here and for taking this process seriously.  I can definitely see my future spouse here. Of course, if any of you aren’t feeling the same, please feel free to leave. There will be no hard feelings, I want everyone to be 100% committed and comfortable with the process. 

My first choice for who I’d like to stay is…Stephanie.

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Next, I would like Anna to stay.

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Host: There is only one spot remaining…

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Take your time, Tanner.

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Tanner: Karina.

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Host: Sofia, please say your goodbyes.


We hope you enjoyed this episode of the Bachelor. We’ll have the first episode of Round 2 posted soon!




Bachelor 4.1: Round #1 Part C

Host: Welcome to another exciting episode of The Bachelor! It’s time for the Bachelor to pick his first one-on-one.

Today’s one-on-one will take place in a garden next to the house where the Bachelor and his chosen contestant will be able to spend some quality time together in private.

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Tanner: I chose Stephanie for first one-on-one because I feel we have a lot in common. She’s seems like a good person and I was interested in getting to know her better.

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Stephanie: …because pepper water would make them sneeze!!! :::chuckles::: Sorry, I like corny jokes.

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Tanner: :::hilarious laughter:::: They slide down the banana-ster ::::more laughing::: You are just full of these animal jokes, Stephanie.

Stephanie: Yeah, well I like to make people feel comfortable and I find jokes break the ice really well!

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Stephanie: But seriously, I just wanted you to know that I am totally in this. I really want to find love. In fact, it’s the most important thing in my life, to find that special someone.

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Stephanie: I know the rose ceremony used to be apart of the Bachelor, but can no longer be used. So, I am offering you this rose instead.

Tanner: Really? Thank you, that’s very sweet.

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Tanner: I’m looking for a girl who is really down to earth and genuine. It’s important that she doesn’t take herself too seriously. 

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Stephanie: I’ve definitely dated a few guys in the past, but none of them have been serious about settling down. I’m interested in finding the one person, you know? I’m ready to commit.

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Host: After the one-on-one,  the Bachelor and contestants spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the mansion. 

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The most activity of the day was watching adventure movies on the big screen TV.

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Contestants continued to form friendships. 

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See? They were in their all day…with people coming and going. 

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Tanya preferred to get away from the crowds as they seem to stress her out a little.

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Anna enjoyed the company of others, but when she wasn’t interested in the movie, she opted for a book instead.

Next time on the Bachelor…

The final event of this round- the cocktail party, and then the garden ceremony where one of our contestants will be eliminated!



Host: Welcome back for another exciting episode of the Bachelor!

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Yesterday we had our first group “date” where the ladies introduced themselves to the Bachelor. Today there are no plans. In between each set of dates there is a rest and relaxation day at the house. There is plenty to do in the house multiple living areas with a television, computers, books, exercise equipment, stereo and even a chess board.

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Some contestants sought out some alone time while playing video games.

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Tanner, the Bachelor himself, escaped the crowd with a video game at one point during the day.

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The house is even equipped with musical instruments, which our musically-inclined Bachelor found right away.

Tanner: “Why does it always rain on me? Even when the sun is shining, I can’t avoid the lightning…”

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Host: Other contestants took the time to make sure they were looking good for the Bachelor.

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Stephanie: Hmm…yeah…I don’t know how to make Baked Alaska either. 

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Tanner: Everybody’s dancing in the moonlight…

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Host: The contestants are beginning to get to know each other and friendships are forming.

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Host: The Bachelor took advantage of the treadmill and got in a good run.

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As usual, Tanner was the first one in bed. It’s an important day for him tomorrow, though, his first one-on-one. 

Has the Bachelor already made up his mind about who he is choosing for his first one-on-one?

Find out next time in another exciting episode of The Bachelor!


Bachelor 4.1: Round #1 Part A

Moderator Note: Autonomy is a key component in the Bachelor challenges. At the start of the challenge, I setup a spreadsheet that contains all the venues for dates, the schedule of events, a short list of actions that will be initiated by me to encourage the process and the calculation (yes, I said calculation) that determines who is selected for a 1-0n-1. Aside from the pre-determined actions and making sure everyone gets where they need to be, I pretty much focus my attention on the Bachelor making sure his needs are met and he stays in a good mood. The girls are free to fend for themselves. They are also free to approach the Bachelor on their own. In order to maintain a good story, I’m going to refrain from breaking the 4th wall within these posts. However, should you wish to know more, please leave your behind-the-scenes questions in the comments and I’ll add them to the FAQ. Feel free to leave other comments as well. I adore comments. Okay, on with the show!

Host: Welcome to the first installment of the Sims 4 Bachelor! Bachelor 4.1 is Tanner Palmer a budding musician with a good heart. Will he find his true love on the Bachelor?

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Host: Our contestants arrived at midnight. One Bachelor, 7 contestants. They were instructed to choose their bedrooms and get a good night sleep.

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Our Bachelor was up early and made everyone scrambled eggs for breakfast.

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Sofia (in the red) was quick to sit across from the Bachelor, and was therefore able to get in the first real conversation of the day.

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But Anna (white with pink) decided to eat her breakfast while standing next to the Bachelor so she could get in on the coversation.

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After breakfast, the group spread out. Today’s group day was just a day at the house where contestants could settle in, but also find the time to talk with Bachelor before he had to make his 1 on 1 decision! Madilyn got to him first.

Madilyn: I’m so excited to be here and to meet you. I am glad they picked you. I heard you were a musician and I am really into music. 

Tanner: Really? Nice. Yeah, I’m just getting started, but music is definitely my thing. What sort of music do you like?

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Tanya: Hi…erm…well, I’m Tanya. It’s really nice to meet you. Sorry, I’ve just been…umm…feeling a bit overwhelmed. There are just so many people living in this house.

Tanner: Oh, I know, right? I’m with you, there. Definitely a lot of people. So, what sorts of things are you into?

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Tanya: Hi Steven! It’s so good to see you again. 

Steven: Tanya! I was looking for you. Hope you are feeling better!


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Tanner: Hi, I don’t think we’ve met.

Steven: No, we haven’t! I’m Steven.

Tanner: Nice to meet you, Steven. That’s a great sweater.

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Anna: And then what happened?

Tanner:  The garage totally exploded!!!! Man, we got in so much trouble after that.

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Karina: Hmm…looks like Tanya might have a thing for Steven. It’d probably be best to let her down soon. Less complications, more time for the rest of us.

Tanner: Really? I thought they were just friends. She didn’t seem like his type…

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SofiaI love this pool. I’m disappointed there isn’t a hot tub. My future home will definitely have a hot tub.

Stephanie: A hot tub would have been fun. So, Tanner, how are you doing? Everything going good so far?

Tanner: Oh definitely. I’m totally stoked to be here, particularly around all these attractive singles. 


Host: And that will wrap up the first part of round 1. Anyone have any favorites yet? Who are you rooting for? Part B will be arriving shortly.