4.9: What Is Love?

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Alright kids, sit down, shut up, and get your barf bags ready…

Because today’s post is all about the dreaded L-word.

And no, not Lord of the Rings (Sorry, Lena).

Love.

Yeah, I know. Trust me, I’m just as shocked as you are. But I just can’t seem to get it out of my head… And you know me – If it’s on my mind, I’m gonna end up rambling about it on here sooner or later.

Anyway these are the questions that have really been bugging me lately:

  1. What is ‘love’ anyway? (If you start singing that awful 90s song, I’m gonna smack you).
  2. How do you know you’re in love with someone in the first place?
  3. Why the hell do people use it to mean “zero” in tennis?

So this week, I went out in search of answers… And by that, I mean I harassed my friends and family members so I could share what they said on my blog.

The results were… Well, you’ll see.

question1

“Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me no more…”
– My idiot nephew Lucas, 16

“Love is agreeing to go out in public in the geekiest Halloween costume ever, scratchy wig and all…”
“Hey, we won first place in the costume contest!”
– My parents Mari & Jonas, super-old

“A giant load of shit made up by Hollywood and greeting card companies.”
– My oh-so-wise BFF Lena, 16

“I’m not really sure if it’s something you can put into words.”
– My sister-in-law Colette, 34

question2

“When you let them hold your hand. Oh! And when you sit together at lunch, even when all your friends want you to sit with them instead.”
– Adorable Auggy, 10

“If you have to ask, then you probably aren’t.”
– My smartass brother Tobi, 33

“When you find someone who makes you a better person, and makes you feel whole. Someone you can’t imagine ever being without. At least, that’s how the books always say it is.”
– My perpetually-single niece Jocelyne, 16

“When you don’t want to be with anyone else in the world. When dozens of people are lining up to be with you and you still choose that same special someone, every time.
– My grandmother Jade, 78

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“It’s because love sucks all the life out of you until you’re dead inside. Left with nothing.”
– Lena… again

“Well, some say it’s actually from the French ‘l’oeuf’, which means egg. And a zero’s in the shape of an egg… Get it? But I’m pretty sure that’s just a myth. From what I understand, most people actually think it’s…”(Oh God, he went on for like three more minutes. I almost hung up on him.)
– My brainiac brother Stefan, 33

“Oh, I don’t know… I guess the romantic in me wants to say it’s because when you love someone, you give them everything. God, that sounds pretty damn cheesy, doesn’t it?”
– My mom, still older-than-dirt

So, as you can see, that whole thing was a pretty big waste of time. I mean I guess a couple of the answers weren’t completely sucky, but… Yeah.  I guess I shouldn’t have expected anything less from my family.

So the questions still stand, for now (or at least, the first two do. Stefan gave me enough info on the third one to last a freaking lifetime). Who knows… maybe my sister-in-law’s right – maybe it’s just not something you can put into words.

But hey, it was worth a shot, wasn’t it?

Oh, and for those of you wondering why I suddenly give a shit about all this romantic crap… Keep wondering.

Because it’s none of your damn business.

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74 Responses to 4.9: What Is Love?

  1. sonniejj says:

    Oooooh intriguing! I liked this chapter a lot 🙂

    I really like both Tobi’s and Colette’s answers, actually. I think they’re pretty true, as far as you can be ‘right’ about something like love. I also loved Jocelyne’s answer, she keeps reminding me more of myself every time we read something about her 🙂 And Jade’s answer made me kinda sad, thinking about her and Alex… Seems like ages ago.

    Also, totally #TeamAdorableAuggie. I love that kid.

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  2. azzywoods says:

    Hmmm Clara, who is this? And I loved everyone’s responses to Clara’s questions, and the descriptions of them.

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  3. She better be careful since the boyfriend might be a fake or using her for some reason or other

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  4. kaffepigen says:

    Uhh someone’s got a boyfriend 😛 (did that just sound as childish to you as it did to me? Lol)

    Tobi is right though. If you have to ask how you know you’re in love, you aren’t. It’s just something you know. And when it happens, she won’t know what hit her. It is the most wonderful thing in earth.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      This comment was very sweet and insightful! 🙂 I think it’s totally true what you say about love! And nah, it wasn’t childish, don’t worry 😛

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  5. raerei says:

    Hehehe. Awww this was a great way to see how the house feels about love. Auggy for everything! And Stefan …hahaha.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thanks! I loved coming up with all the responses 😀 Auggy is such a sweetheart! And yeah, Stefan’s genius trait was showing a bit there… 😛

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  6. Simslover163 says:

    “Alright kids, sit down, shut up, and get your barf bags ready” LOLOLOLOL!!!!!! Clara, I love you to bits!! I loved reading everyone’s responses to the questions. My favorite responses? Lena’s response to “What is Love?” had me laugh so hard, I think I my laughter volume is at maximum! Tobi and Colette’s responses are right at point! Jade’s response made me a bit sad. I am curious to learn who that lover boy Clara’s seeing!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thanks Simslover! This chapter was super fun for me to write! 😀 And Lena is a lot like Clara… She tells it like it is 😉 Haha I guess that’s why they’re best friends! 😛

      As for “lover boy”… More on him later 😉

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  7. Jes2G says:

    Heh, keeping wondering. My kind of answer! lol

    super-old and still-older-than-dirt were hilarious.

    Oh, sorry…can’t think of anything Hamilton I can say to this one lol.

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  8. EddieSims says:

    Okay why do I get the feeling that Clara’s secret boyfriend is a face we’ve already seen? Hmmm…. If that’s the case then you’ve done a good job at not giving him away cause I have no clue who it could be if it is some established character in the first place. I smell trouble with this one. Mari, Jonas, get ready because what you have been experiencing so far was just a test. Clara’s about to release full teenage-drama-rebellion on you! 😀 LMAO!!!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahahaha this comment made me laugh! 😛 Clara definitely has some drama ahead, that much I will tell you 😉 And as for her secret boyfriend… You’ll see haha. Don’t get TOO excited about him being someone we’ve met though 😛

      Thanks for reading! 😀

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  9. Spottydog714 says:

    I don’t trust Clara’s love interest. Sorry for short comment, I have to go to the theartre. 🙂

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  10. audreyfld says:

    Clara’s got a boyfriend, Clara’s got a boyfriend! I need to see who has that tattoo. Could it be Florian – a very much older guy? If not some one we’ve met then I see him as typical ‘bad boy’. Who else could put up her rebellious nature? Hmmmm.

    Jade’s answer made me sad too. And Stefan – so funny. Love Clara but she might be heading for disaster since she seems to be keeping her ‘love’ interest secret.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha I will tell you this much — It’s not Florian 😛 We’ll learn more about him, I promise!

      I’m glad you liked the family’s answers. I loved writing them. Though yes, Jade’s answer was very sad. She will miss Alex forever, until they’re reunited again 😥

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  11. Senna says:

    “If you start singing that awful 90s song, I’m gonna smack you”

    Sorry Clara. 😛

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  12. Trip says:

    I hope this doesn’t sink my Clara/Lena ship but BOY does it pile on damages to the hull. 😦

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  13. O'jenn says:

    Have I mentioned how much I love her blog? And that boy better be someone I approve of! *glares at the last screenshot*

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  14. peacesign101 says:

    *Looks into crystal ball* I can see drama ahead because of her boyfriend

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  15. silentwolfy101 says:

    Ohhhhh, I don’t think we have all that much to wonder about. :3 And naw, that’s pretty adorable. 🙂

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  16. lisabeesims says:

    Cute … Loved the discourse on love lol

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  17. Love Clara’s blog! Can’t wait to meet her guy.

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  18. JoieWilder says:

    I love Clara’s blog so much. I’m curious about who this boyfriend of hers is.

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  19. crstasse says:

    That was a lot of fun to read. I really like the responses and their different views on love. I think Jade’s is about spot on, but then she has life experience. Lena cracks me up! I really loved her responses the most! Awww and Auggy’s response was so cute.
    She is definitely her mother’s child!! How did you get all the ear-rings in her ears? I know it has to be a mod but where did you get it? If you don’t mind me asking.
    I also love how you have such a variety of different character types happening in this story.
    I seriously look so forward to the next chapter!

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much! This is such a lovely comment 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed this blog post… It was SO much fun to write, and I’m loving writing all the different characters this generation too ^_^ As for Clara’s earrings… Honestly I wish I could remember, but I downloaded those over a year ago. 😦 I think I found them on TSR though, if that helps! 🙂

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  20. alphabetagama8 says:

    OooooOOOOooooOOO! I love this chapter! Especially the last shots! I had kind of expected Clara to be lesbian or bisexual but maybe she is still figuring herself out! I love each quote from each person! The moment I read them I could tell who said it! What Stefan said was totally a Stefan thing to say! And what Jonas and Mari were saying made me laugh so hard!
    Ahhhh! Next chapter we will be getting Colette’s POV! There better be no other significant man in her life…
    P.S Auggy is literally the most adorable character in this whole legacy #teamAuggyalltheway
    😀

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha thanks for your comment! You’re not the first one to think Clara might not be straight haha.

      I’m glad you liked the quotes. They were so fun to write! And Auggy is a total ray of sunshine, yes! ^_^

      And yes, in about 12 hours we hear from Colette 😛

      Thank you for reading!

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  21. NessyRosy says:

    Lena’s responses cracked me up XD

    It was really great seeing everyone’s answers. I also loved Mari and Jonas talking about a costume contest and Stephan going in to so much detail on the whole tennis thing. So much laughter, but also some truly beautiful and insightful answers you created for Jocelyne, Colette and Tobi ❤

    ALSO, love the 'Adorable Auggy' (Clara is a softy at heart) answer 😛

    Hmm.."Keep wondering, because it's none of your damn business" = Question answered (except for who it is…) LOL! I see drama ahead 😉

    Confession….I had the song 'What is love' by Haddaway stuck in my head the whole time reading this…ok, maybe I sang out loud just a bit…ok a lot (I was having a duet with Luc LOL!) XD Sorry, not sorry 😛 Hahaha

    P.S. I loved the screenshots, you always manage to do such a great job with them 😀

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Thank you so much! I love this comment haha. You are very sweet 🙂 I had SO much fun writing these little quotes hehe I’m glad you enjoyed!

      And yes, Clara is a softie at heart 😉 But she’s still gonna smack you for singing that song 😛

      And we will learn more about her guy pretty soon! 😉 Thanks for reading!

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  22. silentwolfy101 says:

    One of my first thoughts was that she was actually dating Lena/her BFF… But I almost thought those were guys legs…

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  23. RemïNarrow says:

    Oh my God the last two screenshots were so effing beautiful, they made me squeal with joy! I’m a 100% sure, Clara’s relationship with this bikeresque boy/man is going to be very interesting especially since Clara’s not the cheesy girly kinda girl that Joce is! Or well, maybe you never know what might happen, since love changes people, doesn’t it? 😅

    Oh and this was the best chapter I’ve read so far! You know, you should actually start a blog of non-sim related stuff, you’re good at writing hilarious posts like this one! 👌😍

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      I’m so glad you liked this one! I love that little park area in Windenburg. It was perfect for those last two shots ^_^

      We’ll be learning more about Clara’s boyfriend soon! 😉 And that is very sweet of you about having a non-sims blog! But I’m afraid Clara is far more witty and interesting than I am. A blog written by me would be way less entertaining than one written by Clara, I fear! Haha

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  24. theplumbob says:

    1. Well I wasn’t thinking about that song until you brough it up, now I’ve got it stuck in my head – thanks for that, Clara!
    2. Your grandma seems to have the rigt idea. (Speaking of which… </3)
    3. Huh, I had no idea that was the case, but then again I don't follow any sports. Sounds like a perfect setup for an existentialist rant though 🙂

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  25. CitizenErased14 says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed this one! It was so fun to come up with all the answers!

    Like

  26. Bethan says:

    LOVED this chapter. So funny – all their personalities were so vibrant in those responses. Please be safe, Clara! Hope we get to learn more about her beau!

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  27. JLBDreams16 says:

    Ah, Clara has a mystery man! love the creative screenies at the end.

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  28. theceltygirly says:

    “Why the hell do people use it to mean “zero” in tennis?” This is definitely going to be my favorite generation.
    Also, I was kinda hoping Clara would like girls because she doesn’t have to procreate or anything for heirs, and I like seeing cute girl couples X3

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