For years, The Sims has been one our of favorite ways to kill time and accomplish nothing. We lovingly talk about our Sims characters as if they were real people (because they are), often choosing the animated graphics over their flesh and blood counterparts, because why wouldn't we? It makes sense, then, when one of them dies, we have a hard time processing. And Sims don't die like normal people. Oh no. That much we know from one Twitter thread garnering attention, which highlighted the weirdest ways Sims have died. And when I tell you it gets weird, I mean it.
It all started with Twitter user Jay, who — in a series of hilarious tweets — shared the story of their Sims family, finding a new husband, and the hilarity than ensued. Take the time to read all of it if you want to laugh until you pee.
What got people talking most, though, was the way one of Jay's Sims died. It prompted other players to share their own stories, and that's when I realized: The Sims knows no boundaries when it comes to killing off characters.
For reasons unbeknownst to me, the Sims creators decided that dying peacefully in their sleep of natural causes wasn't an option. No, they needed to spice things up. They needed to keep us on our toes.
That's the only explanation I can think of for why they would decide that death by BBQ is a suitable way to cross over into the next dimension.
Death isn't the end — it's just the close of one chapter before another begins. At least... that's all I can hope, because otherwise, these deaths are just plain miserable.