Gengis Gets (Middle) Classy
Well...here we are in the future. Let's take a look around town.
What? This random doofus still has a statue here?
Wait, things seem oddly...unchanged. I figured Gengis's future would have more...scorch marks.
Maybe this is a historical park in the future. Let's try looking around other parts of the town.
Nope...this is the same old place...
Did we set the time ahead? Perhaps we hit some wrong buttons?
Let's try and find somebody. Maybe we can ask them what year it is.
Sorry to bother you miss, but we--
Sheesh, what's that look for? We just want to know--
She ran off...
What did we say? I guess this neighborhood's sanity didn't improve over time.
Well, only one thing left to do. Let's check out our house.
Say, you look...familiar.
Wait...you all look familiar! It's an entire army of diamond Gengis statues!
Wait...who's there on top of the tower?
It can't be...
Meanwhile in present time...
Whew, that was close.
We got beat up pretty bad, but we were able to escape before there were any serious injuries. We also managed to steal some money from our future selves! Surely this will never come back to haunt us.
And using this generous donation to, uh, ourselves, we managed to buy this.
It's a sculpting station. We can sculpt things out of clay, stone, and such.
Blaise can, that is. Gengis is about as creative as a 5 o' clock sitcom.
Now this room truly is an art studio. Isn't that just swell?
Speaking of creativity, I replaced one of Blaise's current traits with the "Artistic" trait. This means she does more artsy-fartsy stuff better and faster, and as a result will build art-related skills at a higher rate and also be able to sell her creative vomit for more cash.
Don't worry about the trait it replaced, though. I kept the traits that made Blaise, well, Blaise. I got rid of her "Heavy sleeper" trait, since it doesn't particularly do much.
Alright Gengis, you fat slob. We got to get you back down to your target weight.
Of course, I goofed and got rid of the treadmill, so today we'll eat a salad and go for a nice morning jog.No, I didn't mean to make it look like Blaise is popping out from the salad.
And what's a better way to start your nice morning jog...
Than with a nice look at your brand new front lawn?
Yep, we are middle-classing it up now. Our house is no longer a barren wasteland.
Oh, and we currently have literally no cash now because of this. As in, zero dollars. We're probably going to start living on the streets and eventually die from starvation now.
Anyways, back to our pleasant jog.
Okay Gengis, we don't want to lose too much weight. What's a good stopping point?
Oh haw haw. Yeah, like we're going to allow you to booze it up in the bar.
For goodness sake, this bar is barely a fourth of a mile from home. You didn't even jog that far.
Jokes on you, anyways. The bar's closed, so that 10 AM alcohol binge is going to have to wait until tomorrow.
Let's see how many chain letters we've got today.
Huh. Normally I just get coupons in my mail.
Oh wait, now I remember. Gengis sent this gems in to be cut a while ago. This is the new "oval" cut. Increases the price a bit more than the emerald, and it looks rather nice. We'll sell these to amend our current financial situation.
And then promptly hurl ourselves back into poverty with this new sprinkler system!
Well, not system. It's just a sprinkler. Which is why Blaise is here. She's going to wire it to a timer so it'll go off on its own about 6 AM each morning.
Oh, and this is also a hidden upgrade for the ever-so-handy...err...handiness skill. Like changing your doorbell's jingle.
Looks like Blaise is finished wiring everything up already. Let's take a peak.
Now that's something.
You CAN use this thing to water your fruits 'n' veggies, but I enjoy making useful things superficial so I just like throwing these things all over lawns.
There we go, that's the Gengis I remember.
This calls for a celebration! Well, I mean besides drowning ourselves in ethanol.
Let's invite some of Gengis's old friends over!
Except we blew up Dennis's house, scared the living daylights out of Derrick, had a screaming contest with Beverly, and we're okay with Sinbad but that guy creeps me out.
So we're pretty much friendless. Boy, Gengis. Except for Blaise, your social life just went downhill since you left the mafia.
This picture isn't related to that sentence at all, by the way. I'm just showing you that we're even poorer because I hung some plants on the deck right here.
Oh well, Gengis. At least your inventions don't judge you.
...Well, to a point.
Let's see how Blaise likes her new sculpting station.
Blaise gives this clay block a little plink and...
Oh, that reminds me. Blaise somehow managed to make this chair in one tap. You can make furniture via sculpting, including things that don't necessarily make sense, especially when you have the "Sculptor" trait, which increases the types of furniture you can sculpt and use. Such as toilets and stoves. These especially don't make sense if you use the later materials you get after leveling up this skill for a while.
Are you quite done putting on a show, Gengis?
Come on, it's dinner time. Put on your apron.
Since we have a new grill on the patio, let's cook some sausages.
Grills and microwaves are the only way to cook wieners. Needless to say, grills take more culinary mastery to cook. Which Gengis is getting surprisingly good at.
I'm not used to Gengis being good at things. Well, besides at being his usual anti-social self.
Blaise! The hot dogs are ready. Quit goofing around with those clay sculptures and come eat.
After all, it's a lovely night on the patio.
But now it's morning.
And we have to address a certain...problem.
That being Gengis's lack of friends.
Besides Blaise, Gengis doesn't really have anybody that...uh, well...likes
him anymore. So let's try to amend that.
Lawn ornaments just don't cut it anymore.
Speaking of which, where did
our gnome BoBo go? I haven't seen him in a while.
Anyways, I think this calls for a new outfit.
We can only have three different outfits for casual wear at a time, so I'm going to get rid of the silly get-up Gengis had for his vacation.
As nice as your outfits are, Gengis, we need something more friendlier.
Something...cuddlier, I suppose?
And I think I have just the thing.
There you go, a nice wool jacket, just for you.
You look much more, uh, huggable now! Or something.
Yeah it's itchy, but you'll get used to it.
We'll leave Blaise here at home. She can take care of herself on her own. And I'm sure she won't burn down the house.
That's more of your
Although you may want to have her continue her yardwork while actually wearing something over her undergarments.
Also, why are you scanning for ghosts? Quit dilly-daddling, we don't have any money so we're going to have to cheap out and just hang around the park.
Even you can't hide it, Gengis. You do
look a lot friendlier in that cozy sweater.
Alright, we're at the park.
Now all we need to do is wait for a potential victim we can force to be our friend.
Pfft, look at this bleach-blond loser. He looks like a total dork.
He's perfect, Gengis will match him excellently. Let's talk to him.
Oh, so your name is ...Goodwin Goodson...? Uh...okay, then.
This is Gengis, he is--
Hey--hey! Move it lady.
Goodwin was here first.
It's first come, first served for Gengis's friends. It's an exclusive list, you know.
Oh? You work in the police department?
That's perfect. Gengis used to work in the maaa...aaayflower. The Mayflower reenactment center. The Pilgrims were very interesting people, you know. They have a lot of jokes about police, they're quite funny. Here, Gengis'll tell you one!
Okay, so there's three robbers stealing from a bookstore.
And then the police come in with a tank and knock through the wall!
But the robbers are so buff, all the policemen die and the robber escape!
Ha! Get it...?
Oh wait, Goodwin's telling you a joke, Gengis!
Quick, execute polite laughter!
"HAW HAR HAW HAR HAR HAW
Okay, this is going downhill fast. We gotta find something to save us. Anything we can use as a last resort around here?
Chess. A gentleman's game.
Ha! And again, ha!
You believe you can best Gengis is a game of chess, feeble-minded Goodwin?
You've already made your first mistake!
There's no way you can beat Gengis.
Gengis has the sharpest of wits.
Gengis is able to overcome any logistical situation with posthaste and ease.
Of course, although you shall never best Gengis, perhaps it would be wise to befriend him.
Having a handsome and intelligent man such as Gengis as a friend shall prove most beneficial.
Now, after careful consideration, Gengis has finally decided the best course of action in this situation, which would prove insurmountable to any other mere ordinary man.
Which pawn should we move first?
Watch carefully, for this is how a true master of intellectual prowess plays chess.
It's your move.
No, Gengis! Why would you move the King there first! That's not how you--
No. Goodwin cheated.
He tricked us into putting our King on the front lines. We refuse to give you a sporting handshake.
Now you've done it. Now you've made us mad.
So mad that we'll...
Invite you over for dinner! Make yourself at home, and enjoy your stay!
Blaise! Quit goofing around with that wooden sculpture and make happy faces at our guest!
Entertain him while Gengis prepares dinner!
No! Not like that! I mean make conversation!
Blaise, you promised not to tell anybody about Gengis's color-coded underwear system!
That's a secretive sequence! It took years to perfect!
Boy, you're lucky Gengis gets tunnel vision when he's cooking.
Dig up some dirt on Goodwin, ask him things.
Oh. Well, apparently Goodwin is also married. Isn't that swell? Well, dinner's ready. Let's sit down and have some friendly conversa--
No Blaise! Don't bring up Gengis's...photo album...
Don't you know what tact is!?
Okay, forget it. Everybody group up around the TV. We'll let public access do the socializing for us.
Heh, that is
true, Blaise. That's exactly like when Gengis--
Oh, no.Oh, now you've done it.
Now you've made Gengis upset.
Now he's gonna...
Now he's gonna...Now he's going to run crying to the time machine and steal from his future self!
Some people eat ice cream or sleep all day when they're angry or depressed.
Gengis relieves stress by creating time paradoxes.
If you have any suggestions on how Gengis or Blaise should spend tomorrow, additions or changes in their clothing or house, or anything else just post them in this thread.