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A Sims 3 Story | The House of Fiery Death

Updated on October 14, 2009

I created the fiery house of death after making the discovery that Sims won't actually flee from fire, they'll sometimes run their silly selves right into it. Now that is a trait worth exploring, for scientific reasons.

This first screen shot actually shows the second inhabitant of the house of fiery death, Anna Fatte. In spite of the obvious signs of fire, typified by the soot marks on the floor, and the fact that there are three ovens lined up by the front door, one right by her bed, she happily moves into her new home, makes some Mac and Cheese and eats it on the toilet.

Then she mixes up another batch on the stove next to her bed and halfway through making it, decides that she'd rather have a nice sleep instead. Beside the bed, the mac and cheese continues to cook, unobserved and unattended.

Oops, it's now on fire. No need to wake up though.

Disgusted at being woken up by a flaming stove, Anna expresses her disappointment by arguing with the flames and telling them how much she would love to put them out by going to the bathroom on them.

The argument continues...

The Grim Reaper comes for Anna, who expresses some surprise at her fiery demise, but like the good sport she is, happily leaps into the urn which awaits her and is placed on the kitchen counter.

A New Family...

The next inhabitants of the fiery house of death are a young family, excited to pick up such a cheap deal on a large lot. Little do they know the history of the home, until a fire mysteriously breaks out on the first night of their occupation.

Another visit from the Grim Reaper as he (rather biblically) claims their oldest son, but not to worry, he is resurrected through the powers of science, and is brought back home just in time for yet another fire to break out. (It would seem that Mother Spencer is unable to work out the correlation between touching the stove and having family members claimed in a raging domestic inferno.)

Once again, the family cluster around the fire, just begging it to turn them into toasted Sims.

Crowds gather, even the previous occupants and victims of the fiery house of doom express concern for the nitwits who refuse to flee the flames. I step in and call the firefighters before we lose the entire family in one act of stupid. In the meantime, Sims from surrounding homes have made their way to the front gate and front door, watching the goings on. Some comment on how unpleasant a crying baby is, others note how very tired they are.

Having managed to actually raise the dead with their massive house fire, the Funke family now host the ghosts Anna and the previous owner, a young man by the name of Bleedin' Eddie, who takes a nap on one of the kid's beds. These ghosts are not to be confused with their ghostly son, who is now technically alive, in spite of being made of ethereal flame. The visiting ghosts disappear with the rising sun.

It seems that this family is in for nothing but misery, however there is a bright spot on the horizon. Fiery Ghost son, Spencer, has a birthday!

He ages into a fine teenager and immediately teaches the baby of the house, Charlotte, how to speak, as the rest of the family have been far too busy setting themselves aflame to be bothered imparting the basic skills of life to their daughter.

The future of this family hangs in the balance. Will they continue to set themselves aflame with all the aplomb of lemmings in a dynamite factory? Or will the upgrading of the stove allow them to live happily ever after? Only time will tell....


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      8 years ago

      kewlie idea, should package the house, i made my own graveyard, though my main family (The Wedgewood) hate the graveyard, as one of their kids (Wendell) died by fire as he was in the BBQ area with his dad when the dad ran to cry for a random sim i made (Hilga AppleBrum) when the BBQ caught on fire and my sim was stupid enough not to run and died their. The mum and dad are very depressed and dont do much, and the little sister (Wilga) might die as she is only a toddler and is not getting many attention even when i try to get them to pay attention and not mope around. they dont listen. so the family is gonna die!

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      Amy Belle 

      8 years ago

      Thanks, I really had a laugh 'cause I would never hurt my Sims. It's interesting, though to see what could happen with fire.

      I get very frustrated if Amy rushes to her crying baby, but just stands there before picking him up.

      I really believe that in a year or two many more such glitches will have been sorted out.

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      Jordan Myers 

      8 years ago

      I love the Sims 3 It's so fun I'm actually very addicted to it I've been playing the Sims since I was about 10 I'm now 16 lol loser.?

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      8 years ago

      this is an awesome story!

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      8 years ago

      cool vid and rachealica is right tomzuck you should definatly package that house! lol awesome vid

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      9 years ago

      Dear Tomzuk,

      You should definitely package that house!

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      9 years ago

      I created a house of monsters...Creature B Lagoon, Frank EnStein, Dra Cula, Were Wolf, Crying Bride, Witch Hazel, Clint Deadwood, The Blob. Killed off the latter four through starvation, fire, drowning. Have to figure out how to electrocute one. I was wondering if you could kill one off by falling. Their graves are in a hedgemaze behind the house. I need to have some die and have the Grim bring them back to life. looks cool

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      9 years ago

      I love it. I have never actually lost a sim to fire... yet. I normally tell them to call the firefighters for fear of losing the house rather than sims. I often have eight people in the house and need to get rid of some. I'm thinking about maybe working a deadly fire into my story so that some of the family is destroyed. I mean, I loved having kids at first but now the town is almost taken over by my relatives. I need to get rid of them...

      If you have time can you check out my story:

      There should be a link on the most recent post to the beginning of the story.

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      Hope Alexander 

      9 years ago

      Hm, I feel bad depriving them of their free will. (Though if that free will makes them want to die in a fire, then I will not stop them.) It's quid pro quo. :D

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      9 years ago from Cape Girardeau, MO

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      That was great. I never give my sims free will. They act too stupidly. My town is perfect benevolent dictatorship. Sometimes. Other times I get into the "jealous god" mode and bad things happen to good people. Of course monogamy seems to be a concept beyond the sims, so what else can you expect?

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      Hope Alexander 

      9 years ago

      They make the games Misha, I just play them... ;)

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      9 years ago from DC Area

      How dare you to explore such dark corners! :P


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