‘Ah, this looks as likely spot as any to get my little purr monsters their gourmet din dins and some peace and quiet at the same time.’
‘And into the sea goes pretty Lost Island and me, around the Bay of Bumnuggetry and back for tea, he he he he! No worries, no stupid Sims 4 letdown rows, no bloody Mares with their stupid demands on my precious slobbing off time!’
‘Oh plumbobs! What do you lot want, other than shot?’
Watch it, Robot Fish breath! We thought you may have been wondering why we’ve not exactly been firing on all cylinders of late.
‘Oh yeah, what’s the excuses this time?’
Real life leaving us both coming home exhausted, one of us still not managing to shake off that injury they acquired back in August, the prospect of the return to education blues and that sense of melancholy that the end of summer seems to bring.
Plus catching a cold from a new work colleague who appears allergic to soap and water didn’t help.
Oh, and one of our LCD monitors going on fire abruptly on Sunday night.
‘What happened, did you place a pair of Graham Nardone or Grant Rodiek’s underpants on top of it and they spontaneously combusted after their latest tweet?’
No, merely coming to the end of a long and happy life of sixteen years. A few weeks of getting a white screen bloom when the computer shut down was the warning signs, but smoke coming out of the back meant it couldn’t be delayed any longer and it was time to get a new monitor screen.
Typical that it should happen late on a Sunday night when there’s work in the morning and getting time away to get a new one was going to be precarious.
‘As Elysia would say, “innit marvellous?” ! So what do readers have to look forward to in October?’
For one, there’s some custom content we made many years ago and always forgot to release that will be finally made public – made round about the same time as the long delayed Custom Sims 3 (RIP) stuff was originally made in fact.
‘You mean those ones I modelled last month and you still haven’t got around to posting?’
Erm, yes! There’s also some new stuff for a certain band of Simmers In Denial because there is to be a new Half Man Half Biscuit album out on 20th October – ‘Urge For Offal’ – containing classic teen anthems such as ‘Baguette Dilemma For The Booker Prize Guy’, ‘Old Age Killed My Teenage Bride’ and ‘The Unfortunate Gwatkin’ certain to define a generation.
‘Yeah, but what as?’
That’s enough of that treasonous talk. One of us may even return to that project to recreate Tommy Walsh’s Eco House if they find the tim.
Finally, there will be new episodes of Raiders Of The Lost Island Consignment Shop. One is already ready to roll, but we want to get another two finished and post them over consecutive days. One of us managed to make two pretty passable Simmie celebrities in the process, which was good – whether anyone else will think the same is another matter entirely!
So what will you be up to in October, Lauryl? Going to visit the Lonely Islanders in your boat? Ask them if they’re ever going to pay Rflong7/13 any rent?
‘Are you kidding? At this time of year, they’ll be getting overrun with their particular species of wasp going mad – complete quarantine shut down until the cold kills them off. Buzzing around bins looking for sweet stuff, attacking Grannies, drinking all your nectar, running up multiple fake accounts on the EA forum for trolling…’
We often wondered why there were so many at the same time. How can wasps do that?
‘It’s a unique species they have, easily identifiable.. You know how common wasps have seven black stripes, well the Adidas Wasp…’
… has three?
‘That was my punchline, you bumnuggets!’
And you’re welcome to it!