Press Release, and a story
Press Release, and a story

First off, the press release is up on Keenspot – Go check it out!!

Secondly, let me tell you about the evening I had. It’s a doozy. (If you’re faint of heart or weak of stomach, you may not want to read any further. Just saying.)

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I was on my way to the can, book in hand. No one was home, and I was looking forward to a nice long read on the john before I settled down to drawing some comics. I gave the handle flush to clear it out, and instead of the usual gurgling noise, I heard an ominous burbling…

I watched in horror as water started leaking out of the bowl, and had the presence of mind to snatch the rug out of the way before the water touched it. Then, I stood watching it cascade across the linoleum. I tried not to gag. I succeeded. (Barely)

As I watched the water flow, I numbly tried to recall what to do in this situation. Sure, I’ve fixed clogs before. That’s easy. But rebellious toilets were something I hadn’t had to deal with before. In fact, the only useful thing that my brain could come up with was, “Hey, you’ve totally seen this happen on the Sims… There’s a funny little “WAH-wah” noise, and then the Sims freak out and you have to get them to clean it up with a mop…”

I paused. I shrugged. I grabbed a mop.

The Sims never covered bailing out a toilet with an empty milk jug so that the plunger doesn’t spill even more filth on the floor, nor the necessity of balancing on the bathroom scale while you do so, so that you don’t dip your toes in the heavily bleached floor. But the basic logistics were there, and I managed to get everything cleaned up with minimal exasperation, though my hygiene bar suffered terribly.

News: Posted July 30th, 2008 by Alina

^ 7 Comments to “Press Release, and a story”

  1. Ben Tigre Says:

    I can’t believe you worked the Sims into that.

    Posted July 31st, 2008 at 8:27 am
  2. wreck76 Says:

    The best thing to do (note it for next time) is to turn off the water to the toilet. Usually the valve is under the tank to the left or right. It really limits the water that goes on the floor. Then turn it back on once the plunger has done it’s work.

    Posted July 31st, 2008 at 3:45 pm
  3. Antdevamp Says:

    Welcome to my last christmas. Before I left for a Disneyworld vacation, the toilet jammed and the glass shower doors shattered into a thousand little bits.

    Chock this up to ‘unknown job skills of adulthood’.

    Posted July 31st, 2008 at 4:07 pm
  4. Antdevamp Says:

    BTW, loved the Shadowrun arc and will recommend it to everyone I know who loves stuffer shack and nuyen.

    Posted July 31st, 2008 at 4:09 pm
  5. gnrrrg Says:

    Yes, turn off water supply line. This is where it pays to have a small bathroom; the tub is usually positioned where you can jump into it and still reach the shut-off valve without standing in toilet overflow.

    Posted August 1st, 2008 at 11:31 am
  6. Jon M. Says:

    I used to be hardcore into the sims. I love that you used sim logic to solve real world problems. Cracks me up. And the mention of the hygiene bar…priceless.

    Posted August 1st, 2008 at 3:06 pm
  7. Alina Says:

    Thanks for the advice, guys. I’ll try that next time!

    Also, have you seen the trailer for Sims 3? Check it out!!

    Posted August 3rd, 2008 at 12:26 am