A Change – It is Coming

April 20, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Posted in Grunt Family | 12 Comments
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I had a little chuckle at that – imaging Tank doing, you know, household stuff. I bet he’s really good at it too. Cause, you know, he’s Tank. Perfect Tank.

And the new Tank was still talking.

“And I’ve still got loads of free time even after I do my exercises and skilling – so I thought – well, Ripp, you’ve been going on since forever about how we live in military barracks anyway …”

Wait, he was actually listening to my drivel ???

” – sooo – I thought I could do some one-on-one coaching for other teen sims here at home. We’ve got that track out back for training. So what do you guys think?”

Think? What did we think? When did Tank care what we thought anyway?

Buck just sat there at the dinner table, his little eyes bugging out. Honestly, I don’t think Tank has ever said so many words over the dinner table before.

We must really be broke. And not that I’m a martyr or anything, you understand, but …

“Ummm,” I cleared my throat. “I’ve got my part-time job … I could, like, contribute too …”

“I think it’s a great idea, Tank!” Buck was beaming up at Tank. I’m afraid that my own eyes bugged out a little when Tank suddenly reached out and patted Buck on the head.

“Yeah? And thank you, Ripp, for the offer. We’ll see how much I can earn as a personal coach first.”

Now, both Buck and I were make googly-eyes at Tank.

“Okay, so just ignore any strange sims who come in. I’ve already locked all our rooms – and I’ll keep everyone outside the house as much as possible. And Ripp …”

I wanted to say – “Who are you and what have you done to my brother Tank?” but all that came out was – “Uuuhhh???”

“You’ve been boasting since forever about your social life – so just get the word out to your friends, okay?”

So, that was my day today. I’ve been calling up sims, and just for shiz and giggles, a fair amount have promised to show up tomorrow for military training …

And here’s the thing, Tank is still not my favorite sim in this dreary world I live in, and I’m not really into praising Tank, but I’ve a feeling he’d be good at it you know? Barking and ordering sims around to get fit?



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  1. Haha, that’s a great cameo of Bella Goth. It was one of those things that took a sec, but after the hint in the text that he didn’t know where she came from but she was good at cracking alien code…

    I’m glad you’re back. What a tiring experience.

    As for the boys, Tank is actually kinda cute. Especially with his planning here that surprises the hell out of Ripp.

    • Thank you! I was wondering if people would recognize her 🙂

  2. Dun dun dun. Now the military knows the seeds for the cow plant are missing. Not that I’d trust them with the seeds any more than I trust Loki. Bella makes her appearance! Pin that hair up, girl! You’re outta uniform!

    I like how the boys are working together to pay the family’s bills.

    • Hmmm – Interesting point. Bella isn’t a playable, but I may try to fix her hairstyle – it’s just that the hairstyle is so iconic for her …

  3. Ah, I wondered if that was Bella! 😀 I hope Ripp gets along better with this new Tank, who seems to be making an effort to show some concern for something other than himself. Now if we can just get Buzz to actually follow through with repairing his relationship with his kids and not get so focused on his job. Although with this new information he’s gotten it seems like that might not happen. 😦

    • Yes! I’m glad that people picked up on Bella 🙂

  4. Ohh!!! This was a great chapter!! Glad to see you up and running again!!

    I had a feeling that was Bella when I was looking at the back of her head but he confirmed it.

    Wow!! Tank really surprised me too! I don’t know what I would have done if I had been sitting there for that! Also, YA tank is kinda hot! haha!! It’s good to see them pulling together!

    Now…who has those cow plant seeds?!!!

    • Oh, thank you! I’m glad to be back too.

  5. That’s a really cool business idea for the Grunts!

    I have to wonder what’s got into Tank though. Is it just the financial crisis the family is in or is he softening a little towards his brothers?

    • Yeah, thanks! The boys did earn a fair amount of money in one day. I was pretty surprised!

  6. A nice chapter. I had been wondering about the Grunt boys since your last post. I was pleasantly surprised that they don’t appear to be the self-absorbed dickheads they are in my game, ha ha ha.
    And I’m very interested in this plot that’s emerging in Strangetown — P.T.9., a missing cow plant and death on Enceladus!

  7. Great chap. I would be happier to hear you say “Laganaphyllis simnovorii” and Tank acting like a mother? I would never have believed it, but the shots are hilarious. He’s obviously trying.

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