Thursday, October 27, 2016

Nothing Exciting, Part 7

I feel like I should warn you that this post is a little horrifying. I guess if you've play this game long enough you've probably become disenchanted with strange and sometimes sickening norn behavior, but wow I didn't really expect this to go down the way it did.

When one of the second generation goldies collapsed again, I decided, you know what, nature can take its course this time. There are three near-identical male goldies in the world right now, and none of them are especially dear to me. I can't keep everyone running on glucose IVs forever. This is where I'm drawing the line.

Well, the nearby creatures almost immediately gathered around and started tickling, and of all things, slapping him backwards until he was flung into the farthest corner of the room, all while he was still unconscious. I have no idea what prompts this behavior in norns but they were all doing it together and it was freaking me out.

I don't really have words for this, so here's the rest of the pictures. I'm not sure if they're terrifying or heartbreaking.

Rest in peace, unnamed goldie.

We now return to our regularly scheduled misery.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Nothing Exciting, Part 6

Time for another update from the land of tired norns that crowd around the lift but refuse to use it.

Well, this is nice to see! These two are quickly becoming my favorites.

Also, it appears that the second dormant egg has been chucked down the shaft to join the first. I'm hoping that when I'm ready for more norns I can just reactivate them where they are without moving them. It sure would be nice to have some norns not in the incubator room.

This prolific mama goldie doesn't stop laying eggs though.

Oh, at least until that happens. I really should find a way to teach these norns to eat sometime. Keeping up with all the liquid food injections is getting tedious. She's okay now though.

Seeing parents interact with their kids is always nice, even if it's just commiserating.

I guess none of this is terribly interesting, but then, I was kind of expecting that from the beginning after all.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Nothing Exciting, Part 5

Laying that egg took a lot out of pixie-mom I guess, since it wasn't long before she passed out again. There was no way I was going to let her die after she gave me that precious child though, so I got her back up as soon as I could.

No, please don't hit. You look too tired to hit anyone anyway.

Wow, the emerald's going to be a mom! And wow, she's not smiling; that must have been tiring.

Oh wait no, there she goes, smiling again. Also for some reason she's in the air. They sure do like to crowd together.

One of the young goldies flopped over from hunger again, and I didn't really give a second though to rescuing him. I guess it's habit now.

The exhausted herd migrates from one side of the incubator room to the other. Ever think of going up or down, guys?

I didn't see who laid this egg, but I did see a norn pick it up and drop it down the elevator shaft. I guess if you don't want to go down there, send your unborn offspring, sure, why not.

Wow, I forgot how heartbreaking the sad expression can be sometimes. I feel like the entire atmosphere of this group is kind of sad and hopeless. I kind of feel bad starting this world of creatures with known problematic genetics, like they're all just doomed to be sad and tired forever.

The precious goldpixie watches over this egg. I'm not sure why it hasn't hatched, I forget if it was in C2 that eggs won't hatch once they've been picked up by other norns? Or maybe it's because there's already eight norns? I've realized I don't even know the default population limit in C2. Either way, I'm fine letting it sit for now. There's enough going on.

The gang's all here! And they're all... tired, save that one goldie.

I'm starting to feel tired too.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Nothing Exciting, Part 4

 She's okay. A little tired, but nothing the advanced science kit can't fix.

Again, the new egg attracts a flurry of interest from the rest of the hollow. The emerald is the only one who seems particularly thrilled with it though. Come to think of it, she seems to be happier than most of the other norns in general. 

"Stop being so happy!" the exhausted mother of two complains, dislocating the emerald's head from her shoulders.

Don't you have a large enough family already? Are you planning on adopting this one too?

Okay, truthfully though, it's really nice to see these two smiling. I'm so used to seeing perpetually exhausted norns that it's really nice to see a little cheer.

And the baby is beautiful! Looks like she still has some goldie in her, but at least I can tell her from the other norns. Augh I'm so glad that--


oh no


please don't crash

please DON'T 




Oh my god no please


Oh my gods they stopped. It's okay. She's okay. We're okay. The world is okay.

Holy heck that was the most drama I've had all game.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Nothing Exciting, Part 3

 It's weird that still no one has bothered to push/pull the lift and everyone is still in the incubator room, especially when they are so interested in push/pulling/getting everything else that manages to get in the room. But hey, I'm just impressed that this one actually managed to learn the word 'bug' at some point, I assume from the doozer.

Another egg appears, and everyone seems really excited, baffled, and confused about what the heck it is! Again, I didn't pay attention to who laid the egg, so I wasn't sure what was going to come out.

....Another pure goldie? Okay, I wasn't expecting that.

Why, indeed. I guess goldies are extra fertile, or maybe just become fertile earlier than normal norns.

Some father-son bonding time I guess (Wow, he really is calling himself Eat, that's hilarious). 

When the female pixie keeled over from never-freaking-eating syndrome, I was about to just let her go, when I noticed.

She's expecting. And at least I know this baby won't be pure goldie! Hopefully I can actually save this one in time.