Darlene: Welcome back to ‘Sims past 8’, your five minutes of regular morning news that move the world!
Jonathan: ...and the presumably only show introduced by a dancing cowboy. Have you ever wondered why we do that?
Darlene: Jonathan, you hopeless joker! Today's topic is not the capabilty of our superiors. So, let us begin properly- if you were to give a résumé in entertainment of the last two weeks, what would come to your mind?
Jonathan: Well, Darlene, apart from Deep Rift's latest tour announcement, my own soon-to-come series main role and the current return of the most popular fantasy show ‘Game of Cones’ has made feelings run high-
Darlene: What if I told you though that this will not stay the only highlight in the near future?
Jonathan: As always, you surprise me. Please enlighten us!
Darlene: Well, you see – we have received brand-new inside information that the story of Newcrest’s founder family will soon debut on stage with a musical!
Jonathan: You must be kidding, my dear. Do we actually have proof of this?
Darlene: We have! And as it seems, this will be quite the costly production!
Jonathan: You have not exaggerated; is this by any chance the actress who will play Beryl Heffner? She looks stunning in the teaser material!
Darlene: She is! And the publicist has confirmed that we will also see Christian, Kelly and Celeste Heffner among others. I am absolutely excited for them to hit the Broadway!
Jonathan: Not to forget the man who has contributed the most to the Heffner family’s latest publicity: Tony Corleonesi, the notorious killer and father of current heir Christian!
Darlene: Despite this father - or maybe because of him? - Chris is a cop, if you remember - truly an extraordinary family. He arranged Corleonesi's arrest only a few months ago and yet, the cunning fox managed to escape again, presumably with help of Heffner's adopted sister.
Jonathan: The producers could not wish for a more tragic story - after all, Chris' mother was murdered in an act of revenge directed toward Corleonesi. At least that is the public opinion. This, Darlene- this is the stuff musicals are made of!
Darlene: I am looking forward the most to see how they will portray a cold-blooded killer like Corleonesi without losing the spectators' favor. He is said to be a complex character.
Jonathan: Certainly not sexier than a present moderator - but you will no doubt have enough to swoon over.
Darlene: And the franchise will be enormous. They expect the ‘Love & Ruin’ series sale to hit record highs by May! A reprint is under discussion. And that although it has been published for years already!
Jonathan: Good works will never go out of date. In all honesty, I might have taken the one or other look into these books as well.
Darlene: You, Jonathan? The idol of romantic ignorance? I insist that you tell me how that could happen!
Jonathan: But only during break, my dear, since our time is up!
Darlene: That was ‘Sims past 8’ for today.
Jonathan: Good bye until tomorrow morning, as usual 5 past 8 with Darlene Delgado and Jonathan Finch.
Sorry-not-sorry for the fake news: there's no 'Heffner Musical' on the Broadway (yet) but if you want the best entertainment, go read their real story here
Some ideas are great, and some enter mind around midnight, unwanted. It was dumb, but at the same time great - and has become a birthday gift now.
So please, Tony, don't kill me! *breaks into tears* After all this is for the woman who made you the man you are today!
Happy Birthday, dear Jana! 💖🥂
P.S. Did you see I let Tony dance with Kelly instead of Terry! I've bitten the bullet, but only for this special occasion. Grrr.
I do believe that most of you have realized that yesterday's announcement was an April's Fool. For those who haven't, or those who are reading this another day and are confused,
of course the story and any new chapters are going to stay in English.
Furthermore, here is the English version of C.I.A.R.A. for everyone who isn't accidentally fluent in German. Have fun and maybe you can smile a bit today ;)
"Collective Problem-Focused Coping Therapy for Complex Interpersonal and Aggression-Related Anomalies as Shown by Various Simlit Characters"