Breed Out the Ugly Challenge – Chapter 1: It Begins


The challenge officially begins! Melody, new to the Willow Creek neighborhood, has no job, only $76 left after buying her house, and no friends. Since this is a breeding challenge, she will focus on meeting potential mates first, and try to earn some money a little later. Her first unsuspecting new “friend” is Eric Lewis, a reasonably good looking man who looks to be a little younger than Melody. She spots him walking down the sidewalk, and stops to introduce herself. Now, imagine, if you will, you’re taking a nice, leisurely morning stroll along the river bank, when suddenly you’re confronted with this:

“Hel-lo, sailor!” 😉

At first, he doesn’t seem to know what to think. He stares cautiously in disbelief.

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This goes on for a while.

But Melody is undeterred. She chats him up like a pro. She asks him questions about his hobbies, likes, dislikes, hopes, dreams, goals, fears… She learns that he’s a stay-at-home dad. Perfect! We already know he’s good with kids. He’s sure to spawn some beautiful children. So then she asks the question she’s been dying to ask… “Are you single?”

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“Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. No. I’m married. No.”

Married? A minor setback. Besides, Mrs. Lewis doesn’t have to know… Melody tries her hand at a little light flirtation, complimenting his appearance. “I like your bald head… It looks so smooth!”

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It does not go well. Eric quickly makes his way down the sidewalk, looking back over his shoulder once or twice and steadily quickening his pace.

No worries. There are still plenty of fish in the sea, as they say. Cuter fish. Blonder fish.

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Ooh, la la.

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“How you doin’?”

Travis Scott seems much more receptive to to Melody’s advances. He and Melody are really hitting it off, but suddenly for whatever reason, he abruptly says goodbye and hurries away.

No matter. Because Melody suddenly spies another potential suitor across the street…
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…None other than Don Lothario himself. Surely a notorious man-whore like Don would be open to some no-strings-attached woohoo. Melody chats him up for a few minutes, then asks if he’d like to come inside.

“Pun intended?” 😉

Always DTW (down to woohoo), Don accepts the invitation. And D-Lo moves quickly.

Okay, that is unsettling.

Okay, that is unsettling.

It’s Melody’s first kiss! Don looks terrified. Possibly because his face is being impaled by a pointy, blue nose.

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In no time at all, the two hop into bed for Melody’s first woohoo. Note that the game announced that it was Melody’s first time, and made no mention of Don.

Afterwards, Melody pops into the bathroom for a pregnancy test. Don, for reasons unexplained, wanders in to watch, glass of milk in hand.

Not even joking, he actually tried to take it into the shower with him.

Not even joking, he actually tried to take it into the shower with him.

Success! The test is positive. In three Sim days or so, Melody will give birth to a little D-Lo/mutant hybrid. Finished with Don, and needing to fulfill a Chief of Mischief aspiration requirement to make two enemies, she picks a bitter fight with him, starting by cricicizing his woohoo technique and ending by insinuating that his mother may, in fact, be a llama. Don leaves in a huff, and Melody celebrates having made her first enemy and her first baby.

Her speech bubble had a picture of a fish on a hook?

Her speech bubble had a picture of a fish on a hook?

Well, that’s all for now! I will leave you with this random shot of Melody cooking grilled cheese, which I think really showcases her beauty.


She looks like an aardvark.

More to come soon!


Breed Out the Ugly Challenge: Introduction


Hello, hello!

I’ve decided to put the Prosperity Challenge on hold for now, since it’s so involved. I do plan to get around to it eventually, but for now, I want something fun and easy while I get the hang of blogging challenges. So I’ve chosen the Breed Out the Ugly challenge, a twisted little eugenics project which, if carried out in real life, would be a despicable crime against humanity. But this is the Sims, where people are routinely burned alive, drowned, and devoured by cowplants for the sake of the story, so really, anything goes.

I couldn’t find any rules for the Sims 4 version of the challenge, but there are countless Youtube videos for this challenge. I did find rules for a Sims 3 Dilute the Ugly Gene Challenge, but those rules say to play it as a legacy – back in the Sims 2 days, we just called that a Prettacy, but whatever. I don’t want to do a full legacy with all its rules and points, so I’m just going to breed through the generations until a non-disfigured child is born. I will not be using cheats, but I will be using custom content such as separate mattresses and bed frames, because the beds in this game are ugly, and unless you spend $12,000, they increase a Sim’s sleep need very slowly, which I think is unrealistic.

So let’s meet our beautiful founder, Melody Gross.

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What a schnoz! I randomized her traits using the Sims 4 Random Trait and Aspiration Generator, and rolled the Genius, Childish, and Clumsy traits. Her aspiration is Chief of Mischief, so she also has the Dastardly trait. Not gonna lie, I’m pretty excited about this one. She should be a pretty fun Sim to play.

Here’s a couple of full body views:

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It’s hard to tell with clothes on, but she’s got quite a serious slumped posture, Popeye arms, and cankles that just don’t quit. I opted for blue skin and hair since they are unnatural colors, and I will be attempting to breed these out too. I’m not sure if deleted Create-A-Sim ancestor genetics carry over into gameplay, but I did spawn her from some kooky looking grandparents and parents in CAS with different features, skin tones, and hair and eye colors, so hopefully some of those will show up in gameplay and make this more challenging.

I evicted whichever unfortunate family lived in the 40X30 “Garden Essence” lot and bulldozed their house, providing a spacious empty lot for Melody to occupy. I’m not much for building, so I just whipped up a basic little house for her.

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Pretty crappy, like most of my builds, but hey, at least this time I actually bothered to add some plant life.

I’ll get started on this challenge later today. Seeing as it’s 4:10 on a Saturday and I have accomplished nothing, I should probably do some adult things like dishes, and laundry, and cleaning cat feces out of a plastic box that I voluntarily keep in my home for some reason. Yesssss.