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Mrs Swims | Mr Ballong
Missing Simmerville residents found!
March 11, 2003 - by Bimbo Nobrain Loveless

Monday night the SimCity Police managed to locate the missing sims trapped in the SimLOOK house - it was the revenge of the testSims from Sims Science's project! Read the full story here!

Ursull S. Swims and Simbille Ballong were located yesterday in Simmerville, in the SimLOOK house. Together with 2 more scientists, Claire Brybrey and Bertha Fairweld, they were captured by the 7 testSims that never left the building. All 4 scientists are in good condition, and they say they have not suffered a lot, except knowing how much their family and friends were worrying. 

Saved by a post on the SUN board
It was actually a posting on one of the SUN boards, about the fact that the testSims from the project had not yet left the house, that brought the police to the SimLOOK house. They blocked off all traffic and managed to get into the house last night, but they were surprised by meeting no attempts to keep the police out of the building, and everything was quiet inside. In the library Rita and Rasputiz were playing chess, next to a huge cage that has been the home of the 4 scientists for almost a week. Rita asked if the police would like some espresso. They didn't think they had done anything wrong by putting the scientists in a cage, after the testSims had been trapped in the SimLOOK house for almost a year, while the contract they signed in March 2002 said the project would last for maximum 2 months.

The surprise party
The 10th SimLOOK report got the title "Final surprise" - how little we knew about the very final surprise. The testSims used the same strategy as the scientists by placing hidden cameras in the house, so that you can see pictures taken on the surprise night. Click them for a better view.

On Day51 all the testSims were happy that they were allowed to leave the house. For the first time in 50 simdays they all changed clothes, they joked and had fun knowing that no scientists were watching. They were feeling more free inside the house than they could possibly feel outside it. Although some SUN neighbourhoods were offering them new homes, they decided to spend one more day in the SimLOOK house, with the science cams turned off. They started to plan a revenge...

Quentin, Sonia and John built a huge cage in the library, Rita baked some cakes in the kitchen, Rasputiz played chess and Arthur finally worked out on the exercise machine, while Agnes walked into the Gym - not to swim (which she hate so much), but to make some phone calls. She invited 4 of the scientists over for a final party in the SimLOOK house. They all accepted, surprised by the initiative.

First Mrs Claire Brybrey and Ms Bertha Fairweld arrived. Rita welcomed them, and asked them to join the others in the Atrium where the hot tub used to be located. The others put up their happy faces, talking with the scientist to keep them busy.

Next Mrs Swims and Mr Ballong arrived. Rita and Quentin welcomed them as well, Noticed that also Mr Ballong was wearing that new SimLOOK T-shirt. Quentin couldn't help it but complaining that if anyone deserved to get that T-shirt, it would be the test sims and not the scientists! Rita stepped him on the toe as Mrs Swims and Mr Ballong were asked to join the others - not knowing what was waiting... and not understanding why Rita went to change outfit.

While they all were gathered in the Atrium, the atmosphere became rather tense, and most of the test Sims could no longer hold back their anger. Scientists being bashed at in the SimLOOK house is not something you will see again. Agnes and John were quite upset, and the scientists might have understood something might be in the air... but it was too late as they were already...

... surrounded by the testSims. The 4 scientist suddenly were turned into the objects - and like the testSims for the past year, they could not escape from this house of science. One by one they were caught and forced to move over to the library where the huge cage was waiting. From viewing the testSims on those monitors Downtown for a year the scientists had a better impression of most of the testSims, but obviously testSims get angry too! On this photo Mrs Swims is the last of the scientists to be attacked.

Then all 4 of them were put into that huge cage. The 7 testSims were dancing and cheering, now let's see who are the testSims and who are free to discuss every little movement of those poor scientist objects! The 4 scientists understood they had no chance to escape, but at the same time they did try to no panic, because obviously this was just some reaction that the testSims needed to free themselves from the project. Soon the party will start...

But they were wrong. And right. Because the party certainly started, but without the scientists. The testSims walked over to the dining room where the table flooded with delicious food prepared by Rita and Sonia. Rasputiz had mixed the drinks. For almost a week the scientists were held in that cage. One at the time they were allowed to use the bathroom, and to eat and talk with a few of the testSims, but always put into the cage again.

No trial claimed
This Monday the SimCity Police got into the SimLOOK house, and Claire Brybrey, Bertha Fairweld, Ursull Swims and Simbille Ballong could finally leave the cage. The testSims were brought to the SCPD main office Downtown, but if I got this right, the scientists do not want to sue the testSims for the past week's event. After all, as Mrs Swims expresses it, these testSims have been most patient concerning the SimLOOK project, that dragged out month after month. We, Sims Science should be grateful that we managed to complete the project, after all we made SimNation history.

None of the testSims were available for comments. Mr Ballong says he will follow up on this case, making sure the testSims are not put in jail, but are allowed to travel to those neighbourhoods waiting for them.