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''Strangetown, Here we Come'' is a ''[[TheSims The Sims 2]]'' {{Machinomic}} started in 2007 by the pseudonymous Strange Tomato. The story tells about the lives of the characters from ''The Sims 2'''s premade neighborhood Strangetown, focusing on a trio of friends: Johnny Smith, Ophelia Nigmos and Ripp Grunt. As the story has gone on, characters from other neighborhoods have stepped into the story, too.

Not to be confused with TheSmiths' 1987 album ''Strangeways, Here We Come''.

The story can be read [[http://strange-tomato.livejournal.com/26887.html here]].
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!It includes examples of:
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Inverted with Johnny, who planned to wait for marriage. This GenderInvertedTrope is furthered by the fact that it's Ophelia who doesn't want them to wait any longer.
* AbusiveParents: Jaxy's.
* AlliterativeName: Zoe Zimmerman, Beau Broke, and Chloe Curious.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Buck to Jill and the audience for many chapters. [[spoiler:He turns out to be straight and in love with her and they eventually get together.]]
* AnalProbing: Subverted. It's commonly assumed by Sims that the aliens use a probe, but Stella explains (and demonstrates) that their approach to reproduction with Sims is more physical.
* AnythingThatMoves: Ripp.
* ArrangedMarriage: Pollination Technician 9 tries to set up one between Jayne and Johnny in order to preserve their alien genetics. She's all for it, but he has doubts, and ultimately rejects it to be with Ophelia instead.
* TheArtifact: Jayne Doe started out as something of a main character (or as much as you can get in an ensemble series), even being the focal character of the prologue. WordOfGod implies that she was originally supposed to [[spoiler:be Johnny's love interest after he broke up with Ophelia (who would then date Ripp)]] but as the series focused more and more on Johnny, Ripp, and Ophelia as a trio, she got less and less screen time. She was eventually [[PutOnABus put on a spaceship]] when it became clear that the original plot for her character would not work with the direction the story was going.
* BiTheWay: Zoe Zimmerman.
** Chloe Curious (though she seems to prefer the ladies).
** Ripp [[spoiler:makes out with Frances in one chapter and then eventually admits that he is in love with Johnny.]] It's also implied that [[spoiler:Johnny may feel the same way.]] Interestingly, because of the way the game works, due to the sheer number of women Ripp has slept with, he is by far the ''most'' straight of all the Sims.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Worthingtons have their share of real issues, including a mother with addiction issues.
* BingeMontage: Ripp has several of these. One is shared with Jaxy Rai, who has similar issues with substance use.
* BoomerangBigot: Dina Caliente has a deep hatred for aliens, despite being 1/4 alien and wouldn't mind if retribution against the aliens destroyed her and her family. Chloe Curious outright denies she is an alien, despite being visibly half-alien
* BoyishShortHair: Jaxy gets this later on.
* BreakoutCharacter: Frances just started off as a SatelliteCharacter to Tank, but turned out popular and interesting enough to become one of the most important characters with plotlines of his own.
* ChivalrousPervert: Ripp loves nothing more than having sex with as many women who will have him, but he makes a point of never disrespecting any of them unless they want him to pretend like he is. He just likes women too much.
* CampGay: Beau.
* CampStraight: [[spoiler:Buck.]]
* ClonesArePeopleToo: According to Erin Beaker. Circe and Loki seem to disagree.
* ClusterFBomb: Ripp Grunt likes to swear.
** So does Jaxy.
* ComingOutStory: Frances J. Worthington [[spoiler: comes out at his big sister's wedding]].
* ConvenientMiscarriage: [[spoiler: [[MisterSeahorse Buck]] has one in Chapter 35, after getting pregnant by [[BizarreAlienReproduction Jill]], and he didn't even know until the miscarriage.]]
* CreatorCameo: Strange Tomato's Simself can sometimes be seen as an extra in the background.
* DoYouWantToCopulate: Stella is a pure alien, with no prior knowledge of Sim sexual conventions. As a result, most of her pickup lines are very direct.
* DysfunctionalFamily: The Grunts
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Frances is embarrassed by his, and Edie uses it to affectionately rib him.
* EthicalSlut: Ripp, of course.
* EroticDream: Later on, Tank starts having heaps of these involving [[spoiler:Lucy]]. It freaks him out enough to make him see a psychiatrist. Also, Ripp apparently has these involving pretty much all of his friends.
* ExoticEquipment: Full-blooded aliens have combination genitalia.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Used on Ripp, Jill, Frances, and Tank to show character development.
* EvilVersusEvil: Olive Specter takes on the Beakers.
* FantasticRacism: Toward aliens.
* FantasticSlurs: The aliens are sometimes referred to as "ass babies."
* FlowerMotifs
* FriendsWithBenefits: Ripp and Stella had sex in order for her to better study human reproduction and ended up becoming good friends in the process, but love never resulted and they parted amicably.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Johnny, Jill, and Jayne.
* HelloInsertNameHere: Ripp was given this option when he initialized Kendall's servo, resulting in her unfortunate name, Sugar Tits.
* HeirClubForMen: The reason the Worthington family had three daughters before Frances.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: When Ripp screws up Kendall's servo and so hits her BerserkButton causing her to rain verbal abuse, Tank defends him, claiming that while he might not act too different at times, at least he knows that he does love Ripp deep down.
* IncompatibleOrientation: [[spoiler:Frances and Tank.]]
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: Ripp and Frances kiss while the former is drunk and the latter is seriously upset due to [[spoiler:having been turned down by Tank.]] They have no interest in one another, though, and the event mostly serves to [[spoiler:bring Ripp's [[InVinoVeritas bisexuality]] out of the realm of subtext.]]
* LadykillerInLove: Ripp toward Ophelia.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The story goes to all three of the main neighborhoods in ''TheSims2'' and a few of the expansion ones and has a plot for each one. Every character has a story purpose, relationships, a past, and opinions. If they were in the game, there's a 75% chance they'll appear at some point.
* LonelyRichKid: Frances.
* LoveDodecahedron: Although there aren't a ''lot'' of love interests, they tend to overlap a good deal. For example, Ripp, Johnny, and Tank all have things for Ophelia at some point, Johnny also considers marrying Jayne, who eventually falls in love with Stella, who studied sex with Ripp for a while. [[EthicalSlut Ripp]] is to blame for a lot of it, but not all of it.
* LoveTriangle: The main trio end up in a Type 4 with [[spoiler:Johnny and Ophelia going out and Ripp being in love with her]], segues into a [[spoiler:Type 7 with Ophelia beginning to go out with Ripp as well as Johnny]], and ''then'' turns into a [[spoiler:Type 11 with Ripp also ending up in love with Johnny]] with hints that it would eventually become a [[spoiler:Type 8.]] [[TriangRelations Whew!]]
* MagicRealism: Mostly a normal contemporary story
* MilitaryBrat: The Grunts.
* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Beau and Frances end up having sex in a public garden.
* {{Mpreg}}: Abducted male Sims, as in [[TheSims canon]].
* [[LiteraryAllusionTitle Musical Allusion Title]]: The title is a play on TheSmiths' album ''Strangeways, Here We Come''. The creator is a fan and makes other references to the band in the story. [[spoiler: Mr. Doe, Jayne's father, is a Sim based on Morrissey.]]
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Johnny is somewhat like this when someone expresses interest to Jill.
* NoBisexuals: Not in play, though oddly, despite the number of [[BiTheWay bisexual]] characters, the B word is never actually spoken in canon, even in situations where it seems odd not to.
** This isn't so unusual in real life, as many people shy away from using the bi label and/or deny the existence of bisexuality, resulting in bisexual erasure. Some people prefer not to label the complexities of their sexuality at all.
* NotSoDifferent: At the beginning, Ripp and Tank separately hate each other for being total arseholes. Turns out, they're both sorta right and sorta wrong, and they eventually get over it. Tank and Johnny are much the same, but never quite manage to grow out of their enmity.
* ObliviousToLove: Tank had no idea that Frances had a crush on him. It helped that he had no idea he was gay, either.
* OedipusComplex: Doesn't happen in canon, but Strange Tomato made a female Sim to represent Tank and Ripp's absent mother based on their personality and appearance. However, because she didn't come with the game, she didn't register as being related to Ripp. Not only was he attracted to her, but when Strange Tomato did a test to see who he had the most chemistry with, guess who popped up?
* OddCouple: [[MilitaryBrat Tank]] and [[LonelyRichKid Frances]] appear as this from the outside, but they end up being surprisingly similar, both being rather socially awkward {{Neat Freak}}s with a dedication to pleasing their fathers.
* OutOfFocus: Once Ripp, Johnny, Ophelia, and Tank go off to college, the characters back in Strangetown get this increasingly, especially once Buck and Jill leave as well.
* ParentalAbandonment: The Grunt boys, Ophelia, and Nervous Subject. This is lampshaded by Ripp in chapter 28.
* PointyEars: The aliens, or at least the full-blooded ones.
* {{Polyamory}}: Eventually, [[spoiler:Johnny, Ripp, and Ophelia get into a relationship in which both Ripp and Johnny are going out with Ophelia. It is implied that the relationship might end up with Johnny and Ripp going out as well.]]
* PowerTrio: Johnny = Superego, Ripp = Id, Ophelia = Ego.
* QuirkyHousehold: The Curious and Smith clan is over half alien and their family tree has some interestingly tangled branches, causing them to be viewed as a BigScrewedUpFamily by some, but they are mostly functional, despite all this.
** The Summerdreams are extremely quirkly, yet extremely functional.
* RecursiveFic: This fic is often considered the standard for Strangetown characterisation, so it's not uncommon to see other ''The Sims'' fic written based on it, if not in the same universe altogether.
* {{Robosexual}}: Because he's a romance Sim and servos take on the traits of the Sim who activated them, the activation in question between Ripp and Sugar Tits ends up feeling like an orgasm and he almost takes it further before he's interrupted.
* ScheduleSlip: There weren't any new chapters of the story from March 2010 to November 2012, when strange_tomato wrote a short {{Interquel}} about Beau Broke and Francis Worthington. There haven't been any new chapters since June 2013.
* SecondLove: Beau for Frances and [[spoiler:Buck for Jill]].
* ShoutOut: The story gives frequent reference to the gameplay of ''The Sims 2'', works that the author is inspired by, and other Sim stories (simgaroop's The Broke Legacy is one example).
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Jill toward Ripp. [[spoiler: She gets over it.]]
* TheirFirstTime: Between [[spoiler:Buck and Jill]]. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming It goes well.]]
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: This is the case in the cabin Johnny books for him, Ripp, and Ophelia in a later chapter. Ripp assumes Johnny and Ophelia will be sleeping in it together and that he'll have to sleep on the couch. [[spoiler:In reality, Johnny was okay with them all sleeping together in it.]]
* TitleDrop: The title is used as the last line in chapter 28, from Johnny's point of view. [[spoiler: It is in reference to his complicated relationship with both Ripp and Ophelia, which he compares to all the other aspects of his life that are less than perfectly normal.]] The expression is more figurative than literal in this context (Strangetown is used generically, much as "crazytown" would be), though both could apply.
* TragicVillain: Don Lothario
* TroubledSympatheticBigot: Tank and his father when it comes to aliens. It helps that the aliens don't turn out to be so squeaky clean, after all, and in fact the General's conspiracy theories were actually pretty accurate.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Johnny, Ripp and Ophelia.
* TooMuchInformation: Beau Broke ''is'' this trope.
* UnfortunateName: Sugar Tits. Blame Ripp. To be fair, he didn't realise it would be permanent...
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler: Buck to Jill.]]
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Ripp's main piece of brotherly advice for Tank.
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''Strangetown, Here we Come'' is a ''[[TheSims The Sims 2]]'' {{Machinomic}} started in 2007 by the pseudonymous Strange Tomato. The story tells about the lives of the characters from ''The Sims 2'''s premade neighborhood Strangetown, focusing on a trio of friends: Johnny Smith, Ophelia Nigmos and Ripp Grunt. As the story has gone on, characters from other neighborhoods have stepped into the story, too.

Not to be confused with TheSmiths' 1987 album ''Strangeways, Here We Come''.

The story can be read [[http://strange-tomato.livejournal.com/26887.html here]].
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!It includes examples of:
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Inverted with Johnny, who planned to wait for marriage. This GenderInvertedTrope is furthered by the fact that it's Ophelia who doesn't want them to wait any longer.
* AbusiveParents: Jaxy's.
* AlliterativeName: Zoe Zimmerman, Beau Broke, and Chloe Curious.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Buck to Jill and the audience for many chapters. [[spoiler:He turns out to be straight and in love with her and they eventually get together.]]
* AnalProbing: Subverted. It's commonly assumed by Sims that the aliens use a probe, but Stella explains (and demonstrates) that their approach to reproduction with Sims is more physical.
* AnythingThatMoves: Ripp.
* ArrangedMarriage: Pollination Technician 9 tries to set up one between Jayne and Johnny in order to preserve their alien genetics. She's all for it, but he has doubts, and ultimately rejects it to be with Ophelia instead.
* TheArtifact: Jayne Doe started out as something of a main character (or as much as you can get in an ensemble series), even being the focal character of the prologue. WordOfGod implies that she was originally supposed to [[spoiler:be Johnny's love interest after he broke up with Ophelia (who would then date Ripp)]] but as the series focused more and more on Johnny, Ripp, and Ophelia as a trio, she got less and less screen time. She was eventually [[PutOnABus put on a spaceship]] when it became clear that the original plot for her character would not work with the direction the story was going.
* BiTheWay: Zoe Zimmerman.
** Chloe Curious (though she seems to prefer the ladies).
** Ripp [[spoiler:makes out with Frances in one chapter and then eventually admits that he is in love with Johnny.]] It's also implied that [[spoiler:Johnny may feel the same way.]] Interestingly, because of the way the game works, due to the sheer number of women Ripp has slept with, he is by far the ''most'' straight of all the Sims.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Worthingtons have their share of real issues, including a mother with addiction issues.
* BingeMontage: Ripp has several of these. One is shared with Jaxy Rai, who has similar issues with substance use.
* BoomerangBigot: Dina Caliente has a deep hatred for aliens, despite being 1/4 alien and wouldn't mind if retribution against the aliens destroyed her and her family. Chloe Curious outright denies she is an alien, despite being visibly half-alien
* BoyishShortHair: Jaxy gets this later on.
* BreakoutCharacter: Frances just started off as a SatelliteCharacter to Tank, but turned out popular and interesting enough to become one of the most important characters with plotlines of his own.
* ChivalrousPervert: Ripp loves nothing more than having sex with as many women who will have him, but he makes a point of never disrespecting any of them unless they want him to pretend like he is. He just likes women too much.
* CampGay: Beau.
* CampStraight: [[spoiler:Buck.]]
* ClonesArePeopleToo: According to Erin Beaker. Circe and Loki seem to disagree.
* ClusterFBomb: Ripp Grunt likes to swear.
** So does Jaxy.
* ComingOutStory: Frances J. Worthington [[spoiler: comes out at his big sister's wedding]].
* ConvenientMiscarriage: [[spoiler: [[MisterSeahorse Buck]] has one in Chapter 35, after getting pregnant by [[BizarreAlienReproduction Jill]], and he didn't even know until the miscarriage.]]
* CreatorCameo: Strange Tomato's Simself can sometimes be seen as an extra in the background.
* DoYouWantToCopulate: Stella is a pure alien, with no prior knowledge of Sim sexual conventions. As a result, most of her pickup lines are very direct.
* DysfunctionalFamily: The Grunts
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Frances is embarrassed by his, and Edie uses it to affectionately rib him.
* EthicalSlut: Ripp, of course.
* EroticDream: Later on, Tank starts having heaps of these involving [[spoiler:Lucy]]. It freaks him out enough to make him see a psychiatrist. Also, Ripp apparently has these involving pretty much all of his friends.
* ExoticEquipment: Full-blooded aliens have combination genitalia.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Used on Ripp, Jill, Frances, and Tank to show character development.
* EvilVersusEvil: Olive Specter takes on the Beakers.
* FantasticRacism: Toward aliens.
* FantasticSlurs: The aliens are sometimes referred to as "ass babies."
* FlowerMotifs
* FriendsWithBenefits: Ripp and Stella had sex in order for her to better study human reproduction and ended up becoming good friends in the process, but love never resulted and they parted amicably.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Johnny, Jill, and Jayne.
* HelloInsertNameHere: Ripp was given this option when he initialized Kendall's servo, resulting in her unfortunate name, Sugar Tits.
* HeirClubForMen: The reason the Worthington family had three daughters before Frances.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: When Ripp screws up Kendall's servo and so hits her BerserkButton causing her to rain verbal abuse, Tank defends him, claiming that while he might not act too different at times, at least he knows that he does love Ripp deep down.
* IncompatibleOrientation: [[spoiler:Frances and Tank.]]
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: Ripp and Frances kiss while the former is drunk and the latter is seriously upset due to [[spoiler:having been turned down by Tank.]] They have no interest in one another, though, and the event mostly serves to [[spoiler:bring Ripp's [[InVinoVeritas bisexuality]] out of the realm of subtext.]]
* LadykillerInLove: Ripp toward Ophelia.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The story goes to all three of the main neighborhoods in ''TheSims2'' and a few of the expansion ones and has a plot for each one. Every character has a story purpose, relationships, a past, and opinions. If they were in the game, there's a 75% chance they'll appear at some point.
* LonelyRichKid: Frances.
* LoveDodecahedron: Although there aren't a ''lot'' of love interests, they tend to overlap a good deal. For example, Ripp, Johnny, and Tank all have things for Ophelia at some point, Johnny also considers marrying Jayne, who eventually falls in love with Stella, who studied sex with Ripp for a while. [[EthicalSlut Ripp]] is to blame for a lot of it, but not all of it.
* LoveTriangle: The main trio end up in a Type 4 with [[spoiler:Johnny and Ophelia going out and Ripp being in love with her]], segues into a [[spoiler:Type 7 with Ophelia beginning to go out with Ripp as well as Johnny]], and ''then'' turns into a [[spoiler:Type 11 with Ripp also ending up in love with Johnny]] with hints that it would eventually become a [[spoiler:Type 8.]] [[TriangRelations Whew!]]
* MagicRealism: Mostly a normal contemporary story
* MilitaryBrat: The Grunts.
* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Beau and Frances end up having sex in a public garden.
* {{Mpreg}}: Abducted male Sims, as in [[TheSims canon]].
* [[LiteraryAllusionTitle Musical Allusion Title]]: The title is a play on TheSmiths' album ''Strangeways, Here We Come''. The creator is a fan and makes other references to the band in the story. [[spoiler: Mr. Doe, Jayne's father, is a Sim based on Morrissey.]]
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Johnny is somewhat like this when someone expresses interest to Jill.
* NoBisexuals: Not in play, though oddly, despite the number of [[BiTheWay bisexual]] characters, the B word is never actually spoken in canon, even in situations where it seems odd not to.
** This isn't so unusual in real life, as many people shy away from using the bi label and/or deny the existence of bisexuality, resulting in bisexual erasure. Some people prefer not to label the complexities of their sexuality at all.
* NotSoDifferent: At the beginning, Ripp and Tank separately hate each other for being total arseholes. Turns out, they're both sorta right and sorta wrong, and they eventually get over it. Tank and Johnny are much the same, but never quite manage to grow out of their enmity.
* ObliviousToLove: Tank had no idea that Frances had a crush on him. It helped that he had no idea he was gay, either.
* OedipusComplex: Doesn't happen in canon, but Strange Tomato made a female Sim to represent Tank and Ripp's absent mother based on their personality and appearance. However, because she didn't come with the game, she didn't register as being related to Ripp. Not only was he attracted to her, but when Strange Tomato did a test to see who he had the most chemistry with, guess who popped up?
* OddCouple: [[MilitaryBrat Tank]] and [[LonelyRichKid Frances]] appear as this from the outside, but they end up being surprisingly similar, both being rather socially awkward {{Neat Freak}}s with a dedication to pleasing their fathers.
* OutOfFocus: Once Ripp, Johnny, Ophelia, and Tank go off to college, the characters back in Strangetown get this increasingly, especially once Buck and Jill leave as well.
* ParentalAbandonment: The Grunt boys, Ophelia, and Nervous Subject. This is lampshaded by Ripp in chapter 28.
* PointyEars: The aliens, or at least the full-blooded ones.
* {{Polyamory}}: Eventually, [[spoiler:Johnny, Ripp, and Ophelia get into a relationship in which both Ripp and Johnny are going out with Ophelia. It is implied that the relationship might end up with Johnny and Ripp going out as well.]]
* PowerTrio: Johnny = Superego, Ripp = Id, Ophelia = Ego.
* QuirkyHousehold: The Curious and Smith clan is over half alien and their family tree has some interestingly tangled branches, causing them to be viewed as a BigScrewedUpFamily by some, but they are mostly functional, despite all this.
** The Summerdreams are extremely quirkly, yet extremely functional.
* RecursiveFic: This fic is often considered the standard for Strangetown characterisation, so it's not uncommon to see other ''The Sims'' fic written based on it, if not in the same universe altogether.
* {{Robosexual}}: Because he's a romance Sim and servos take on the traits of the Sim who activated them, the activation in question between Ripp and Sugar Tits ends up feeling like an orgasm and he almost takes it further before he's interrupted.
* ScheduleSlip: There weren't any new chapters of the story from March 2010 to November 2012, when strange_tomato wrote a short {{Interquel}} about Beau Broke and Francis Worthington. There haven't been any new chapters since June 2013.
* SecondLove: Beau for Frances and [[spoiler:Buck for Jill]].
* ShoutOut: The story gives frequent reference to the gameplay of ''The Sims 2'', works that the author is inspired by, and other Sim stories (simgaroop's The Broke Legacy is one example).
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Jill toward Ripp. [[spoiler: She gets over it.]]
* TheirFirstTime: Between [[spoiler:Buck and Jill]]. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming It goes well.]]
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: This is the case in the cabin Johnny books for him, Ripp, and Ophelia in a later chapter. Ripp assumes Johnny and Ophelia will be sleeping in it together and that he'll have to sleep on the couch. [[spoiler:In reality, Johnny was okay with them all sleeping together in it.]]
* TitleDrop: The title is used as the last line in chapter 28, from Johnny's point of view. [[spoiler: It is in reference to his complicated relationship with both Ripp and Ophelia, which he compares to all the other aspects of his life that are less than perfectly normal.]] The expression is more figurative than literal in this context (Strangetown is used generically, much as "crazytown" would be), though both could apply.
* TragicVillain: Don Lothario
* TroubledSympatheticBigot: Tank and his father when it comes to aliens. It helps that the aliens don't turn out to be so squeaky clean, after all, and in fact the General's conspiracy theories were actually pretty accurate.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Johnny, Ripp and Ophelia.
* TooMuchInformation: Beau Broke ''is'' this trope.
* UnfortunateName: Sugar Tits. Blame Ripp. To be fair, he didn't realise it would be permanent...
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler: Buck to Jill.]]
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Ripp's main piece of brotherly advice for Tank.
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14th May '14 7:53:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TheMessiah: Johnny and Ripp have a tendency to view Ophelia this way, but they're not too wrong.
29th Dec '13 11:13:42 PM wuggles
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* ScheduleSlip: There weren't any new of the story from March 2010 to November 2012, when strange_tomato wrote a short {{Interquel}} about Beau Broke and Francis Worthington.

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* ScheduleSlip: There weren't any new chapters of the story from March 2010 to November 2012, when strange_tomato wrote a short {{Interquel}} about Beau Broke and Francis Worthington.Worthington. There haven't been any new chapters since June 2013.
8th Dec '13 2:01:55 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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Not to be confused with TheSmiths' 1987 album ''Strangeways, Here We Come''.
28th Oct '13 6:12:35 AM QueenMarine
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* BingeMontage: Ripp has several of these. One is shared with Jaxy Rai, who has similar issues with substance use.

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* BingeMontage: Ripp has several of these. One is shared with Jaxy Rai, who has similar issues with substance use. use.
* BoomerangBigot: Dina Caliente has a deep hatred for aliens, despite being 1/4 alien and wouldn't mind if retribution against the aliens destroyed her and her family. Chloe Curious outright denies she is an alien, despite being visibly half-alien
28th Oct '13 6:08:43 AM QueenMarine
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* ConvenientMiscarriage: [[spoiler: [[MisterSeahorse Buck}} has one in Chapter 35, after getting pregnant by [[BizarreAlienReproduction Jill]], and he didn't even know until the miscarriage.]]

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* ConvenientMiscarriage: [[spoiler: [[MisterSeahorse Buck}} Buck]] has one in Chapter 35, after getting pregnant by [[BizarreAlienReproduction Jill]], and he didn't even know until the miscarriage.]]
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* ConvenientMiscarriage: [[spoiler: [[MisterSeahorse Buck}} has one in Chapter 35, after getting pregnant by [[BizarreAlienReproduction Jill]], and he didn't even know until the miscarriage.]]
6th Jan '13 11:50:22 PM tov01
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* {{Polyamory}}: Eventually, [[spoiler:Johnny, Ripp, and Ophelia get into a relationship in which both Ripp and Johnny are going out with Ophelia. It is implied that the relationship might end up with Johnny and Ripp going out as well.

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* {{Polyamory}}: Eventually, [[spoiler:Johnny, Ripp, and Ophelia get into a relationship in which both Ripp and Johnny are going out with Ophelia. It is implied that the relationship might end up with Johnny and Ripp going out as well.]]
5th Jan '13 9:51:02 PM RandomRanaun
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''Strangetown, Here we Come'' is a ''[[TheSims Sims 2]]'' {{Machinomic}} started in 2007 by the pseudonymous Strange Tomato. The story tells about the lives of the characters from the ''Sims 2'' premade neighborhood Strangetown, focusing on a trio of friends: Johnny Smith, Ophelia Nigmos and Ripp Grunt. As the story has gone on, characters from other neighborhoods have stepped into the story, too.

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''Strangetown, Here we Come'' is a ''[[TheSims The Sims 2]]'' {{Machinomic}} started in 2007 by the pseudonymous Strange Tomato. The story tells about the lives of the characters from the ''Sims 2'' ''The Sims 2'''s premade neighborhood Strangetown, focusing on a trio of friends: Johnny Smith, Ophelia Nigmos and Ripp Grunt. As the story has gone on, characters from other neighborhoods have stepped into the story, too.



* AnalProbing: Subverted. It's commonly assumed by sims that the aliens use a probe, but Stella explains (and demonstrates) that their approach to reproduction with sims is more physical.

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* AnalProbing: Subverted. It's commonly assumed by sims Sims that the aliens use a probe, but Stella explains (and demonstrates) that their approach to reproduction with sims Sims is more physical.



** Ripp [[spoiler:makes out with Frances in one chapter and then eventually admits that he is in love with Johnny.]] It's also implied that [[spoiler:Johnny may feel the same way.]] Interestingly, because of the way the game works, due to the sheer number of women Ripp has slept with, he is by far the ''most'' straight of all the sims.

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** Ripp [[spoiler:makes out with Frances in one chapter and then eventually admits that he is in love with Johnny.]] It's also implied that [[spoiler:Johnny may feel the same way.]] Interestingly, because of the way the game works, due to the sheer number of women Ripp has slept with, he is by far the ''most'' straight of all the sims.Sims.



* CreatorCameo: Strange Tomato's simself can sometimes be seen as an extra in the background.
* DoYouWantToCopulate: Stella is a pure alien, with no prior knowledge of sim sexual conventions. As a result, most of her pickup lines are very direct.

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* CreatorCameo: Strange Tomato's simself Simself can sometimes be seen as an extra in the background.
* DoYouWantToCopulate: Stella is a pure alien, with no prior knowledge of sim Sim sexual conventions. As a result, most of her pickup lines are very direct.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The story goes to all three of the main neighborhoods in TheSims2 and a few of the expansion ones and has a plot for each one. Every character has a story purpose, relationships, a past, and opinions. If they were in the game, there's a 75% chance they'll appear at some point.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The story goes to all three of the main neighborhoods in TheSims2 ''TheSims2'' and a few of the expansion ones and has a plot for each one. Every character has a story purpose, relationships, a past, and opinions. If they were in the game, there's a 75% chance they'll appear at some point.



* {{Mpreg}}: Abducted male sims, as in [[TheSims canon]].
* [[LiteraryAllusionTitle Musical Allusion Title]]: The title is a play on TheSmiths' album ''Strangeways, Here We Come''. The creator is a fan and makes other references to the band in the story. [[spoiler: Mr. Doe, Jayne's father, is a sim based on Morrissey.]]

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* {{Mpreg}}: Abducted male sims, Sims, as in [[TheSims canon]].
* [[LiteraryAllusionTitle Musical Allusion Title]]: The title is a play on TheSmiths' album ''Strangeways, Here We Come''. The creator is a fan and makes other references to the band in the story. [[spoiler: Mr. Doe, Jayne's father, is a sim Sim based on Morrissey.]]



* OedipusComplex: Doesn't happen in canon, but Strange Tomato made a female sim to represent Tank and Ripp's absent mother based on their personality and appearance. However, because she didn't come with the game, she didn't register as being related to Ripp. Not only was he attracted to her, but when Strange Tomato did a test to see who he had the most chemistry with, guess who popped up?

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* OedipusComplex: Doesn't happen in canon, but Strange Tomato made a female sim Sim to represent Tank and Ripp's absent mother based on their personality and appearance. However, because she didn't come with the game, she didn't register as being related to Ripp. Not only was he attracted to her, but when Strange Tomato did a test to see who he had the most chemistry with, guess who popped up?



* RecursiveFic: This fic is often considered the standard for Strangetown characterisation, so it's not uncommon to see other Sims fic written based on it, if not in the same universe altogether.
* {{Robosexual}}: Because he's a romance sim and servos take on the traits of the sim who activated them, the activation in question between Ripp and Sugar Tits ends up feeling like an orgasm and he almost takes it further before he's interrupted.

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* RecursiveFic: This fic is often considered the standard for Strangetown characterisation, so it's not uncommon to see other Sims ''The Sims'' fic written based on it, if not in the same universe altogether.
* {{Robosexual}}: Because he's a romance sim Sim and servos take on the traits of the sim Sim who activated them, the activation in question between Ripp and Sugar Tits ends up feeling like an orgasm and he almost takes it further before he's interrupted.



* ShoutOut: The story gives frequent reference to the gameplay of The Sims 2, works that the author is inspired by, and other sim stories (simgaroop's The Broke Legacy is one example).

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* ShoutOut: The story gives frequent reference to the gameplay of The ''The Sims 2, 2'', works that the author is inspired by, and other sim Sim stories (simgaroop's The Broke Legacy is one example).
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* {{Polyamory}}: Eventually, [[spoiler:Johnny, Ripp, and Ophelia get into a relationship in which both Ripp and Johnny are going out with Ophelia. It was implied that the relationship might end up with Johnny and Ripp going out as well, but sadly the fic died before that eventuated.]]
** [[spoiler: The fic is back up, guys. The author's back from hiatus.]]

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* {{Polyamory}}: Eventually, [[spoiler:Johnny, Ripp, and Ophelia get into a relationship in which both Ripp and Johnny are going out with Ophelia. It was is implied that the relationship might end up with Johnny and Ripp going out as well, but sadly the fic died before that eventuated.]]
** [[spoiler: The fic is back up, guys. The author's back from hiatus.]]
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