The Locos Family - The Asylum Mini Challenge
Published Oct 21, 2019

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Meet the Locos, a make-shift family whose members have come together quite unwillingly. You see, we have been admitted to the Gray Woman Insane Asylum, all for various reasons. I, Maggie Locos, however, am completely sane, I what am I doing here? Before you ask, my fellow patients appear as follows in our group photo: From top left; Trinity, myself, Captain Jack, Rose, Violet, Magilla, and seated from left; Luke, and Shaggy.

Meet the Locos, a make-shift family whose members have come together quite unwillingly. You see, we have been admitted to the Gray Woman Insane Asylum, all for various reasons. I, Maggie Locos, however, am completely sane, I what am I doing here? Before you ask, my fellow patients appear as follows in our group photo: From top left; Trinity, myself, Captain Jack, Rose, Violet, Magilla, and seated from left; Luke, and Shaggy. This is Trinity playing the keyboard in our first dump, errr, I mean home. Due to lack of government funding, we were first placed in an abandoned train depot, but after a few weeks, we were luckily (I say luckily with some degree of hesitation) moved to a larger, somewhat nicer place. Anyway, Trinity seems to have an unnatural need to party, dance, rave, all that stuff associated with the pleasure aspiration. But I think she's taken her need for such aspirations a little too far, which has landed her here among the damned. This is me, Maggie, reading probably a cookbook. My lifetime goal was, is, to max out all 7 skills...quite the challenge I tell you. What landed me in an insame asylum, you ask? I'm not even sure. My mother was a schizophrenic, my father was manic depressive. Maybe it was assumed I'd be mentally challenged myself, so they just stuck me here automatically. So, my shrink told me that if I could prove myself capable enough to max all 7 skills, then I could get back to my own life. Violet is pictured next, playing chess. During all the time I spent with her, she never struck me as insane. I think it was just her purple skin. Was she an alien? Did she just drink too much grape juice? Lord only knows... Here's Captain Jack fixing himself something to eat. He has the unfortunate disorder called JohnnyDeppititis, the major symptom being he thinks he's one of Johnny's characters. When he was admitted to the asylum, he'd tied giant scissors to his hands, refused to comb his hair, and called himself Edward. Poor guy, now he thinks he's Captain Jack Sparrow. I hope he thinks he's the gypsy guy from "Chocolat" next... Sitting over the burnt TV dinner is Luke, who clearly akins himself to Luke Skywalker. Barely 18 when he was admitted, Luke has been locked up for about 3 years now...but I wouldn't peg him for over 21 myself, with that boyish face and all. God, if I hear "the force is strong in this one" one more time, I think I'll scream. The chap in the green shirt, shaking his leg out after wetting himself is Shaggy. He was admitted years ago after enduring a nervous breakdown brought on by the death of his dog, Scooby. To this day, he swears he sees Scooby roaming the halls of the asylum. On the couch with Captain Jack is Magilla, who's real name is, umm, I...don't...know... He lives in this tattered gorilla suit, which from what I gather, is from his mascot days. Rumor has it, that after his girlfriend was killed during a freak t-shirt shooter accident at some sports game, he swore never to take that stinky suit off. Blast this shoddy asylum! All the beds are taken, even the couch is taken...that's what happens when there's only sleeping space for 6 in a hospital with 8 patients. Disguisting! Another side effect of not having enough beds, some even resort to sleeping in their food. Poor Violet! Trying your hand at some cooking, eh Luke? I smell a fire brewing... Good Lord! Someone call the fire department! Oh wait, I have to call the fire department because evidently, no one else can pick up a telephone... Our first fire sends Luke and Violet into their first boughts of aspiration faliure...guess they have good reason to be here after all. Another accident...phew, you need a bath Violet! A lineup for our one bathroom stall. Who puts 8 people in a facility with only 1 toilet and expected their hygiene to remain at an acceptable level, you tell me! Another blazing inferno, I don't even remember who started this one...just wait till you see the next picture... It's the congregation of nutjobs, people! Come one, come all, and see the beings that God forgot! This is the Gray Woman Insane Asylum, built in honor of the Gray Woman of Simsville, or whatever. It looks alright on the outside, but although the inside had more room than that damned train depot, it still lacked the same amenities. It still only has 1 toilet, 1 sink, 1 shower, seating for 6, sleeping arrangments for 5, 6 if you count the sofa. Oh, but the waiting area looked pretty...whoopee doo. At least I can walk away from this experience knowing I've made a few friends, albeit crazy friends, but friends nevertheless. Oh dear, I don't even know what brought this on. Maybe I do belong here... Learning from Professor Von Ball. This was the one and only time I got this desperate. You should have seen Luke. He must have talked to his ball a few times a day! No maid, no repairman, no gardener allowed. Who cares when you have all your mechanicals, no flowers, and slaves, er, I mean patients, who just happen to also be obssessive compulsive? Oh no! Poor Captain Jack! This is what happens when you have a fear of plummeting in an elevator, you lose all mental control when the cables to snap. Aww, he wants a girlfriend so badly...I wonder who'll ablige him. Now, this is Rose (her real name is Kate, I think). She happens have watched "Titanic" one too many times and believes she's the actual Rose DeWitt-Bukater. Apparently, she was checked into the asylum when her mother found her in the bath tub, surrounded by Titanic replicas, and singing "My Heart Will Go On" incessantly. Maybe she and Jack should hook up, solve each other's problems... ...Umm, ok...Maybe not. I guess all that fighting pushed Jack over the edge. Well, he is a lover, not a fighter. Monkey see, monkey do...I think Rose has a thing for Jack, that's why she can't be civil around him. Umm, err...Well, you gotta have some romance in an insane asylum. I just thought I'd give Jack something to be happy about for a change, to hold someone curvier than a sponge mop. When the shower is occupied, we'll resort to desperate measures. I'm glad some people are being entertained by my pursuit of 70 blasted skill points. Another visit from Dr. Whatever-his-name-is. I too plummeted down the elevator...Ouch! Trinity's finally on the brink of losing it..."Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main!" Funny, I thought Jack would have been caught playing in the tub before Trinity. Rose is going after Jack again...they're worse than grade-schoolers, I'm telling you. Thirty-somethings are NOT supposed to express their desire for another by picking on them! *Sigh* I give up... Are you two proud of yourselves? Aww, we finally see proof as to why Rose just cannot leave Jack alone...Whoa, it just hit me. IS Titanic in real life! Wow, are we on a ship that's barelling toward a giant iceberg? No, wait Maggie, calm're sane, you're sane, now get back to your charisma skill-building. This was a tragic moment that none of us were even aware of; there lies the remains of Violet Locos. How, you ask? I can only assume she starved to death. You see, although I would serve meals whenever I could, those 7 misfits would constantly raid the fridge, which would mean I'd have order groceries at least every other day. And since I was working so hard on my skill points, I forgot once or twice. God forbid someone else would call to order groceries...The funny thing is, no one, not even me, noticed that Violet died. No one remembers, no even the patients she made friends with. Strange, huh? Aww, Magilla looks all cuddly and cute, worrying there like that. I just wanna pinch his little cheekies! O...k....Trinity's lost it for sure. "Oh yeah, oh yeah, it's your birthday, it's your birthday! Woot! Woot! Woot!" "Thank you, thankyouverymuch." Rose and Magilla stomping on roaches...and they ended up getting the flu in the process. Who knew squashing cockroaches would give you the flu? Wow, I guess I shouldn't have gotten too close to Rose, she ended up giving me the flu. What a cow! After contact with me, I spread it to Jack, who gave it to Luke, and then to Trinity. I think we all got it eventually, but it left as quickly as it came. This is me getting my last skill point. Pheww! Platinum mood for ever, Hallelujiah! I'm soooo out of here! Maybe Jack will wanna come with me? Do I really want a romance sim as a husband? I just don't know...ah, what the heck, he's too cute to pass up! So before I get myself out of this dive, here are our final scores: We start with 100 points. Add 20 for never using influence. Between them, my roommates had 266 skill points and 92 points worth of aspiration. We were stuck in here for 48 sim days and with the death of Violet, that brings us to a grand total of 290 points. I don't know what that means, I just know one thing: I'm going to Disney World! Later!

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#22manuela55Jan 7, 2007


#23PalinaJan 17, 2007

Great story!!!\:\)

#24spacemouseMay 20, 2007

Very cool \:cool\:

#25KatCatMay 30, 2007

Well done! I like the strong story and screenshots! \:D

#26jadespacemonkeyJan 23, 2008

Huge Family, cool idea....\:cool\:

#27arc1801Apr 30, 2008


#28skyblue7377Nov 4, 2008

lol great story...loved the characters

#29saturrnNov 10, 2008

wow...great stuff

#30madeaSep 17, 2009

I enjoyed that, good job.

#31charrayFeb 16, 2010

Very good story \:rah\: \:\)

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