Marauders in the Snow

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Today in History: (March 27, 1960) James Potter is born

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The boys take advantage of the snow and celebrate James’s birthday in the park with their friends.

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Of course Lily’s there, they also invite Frank Longbottom and Kingsley Shacklebolt.

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Along with Mary MacDonald (whose bushy red hair you can see popping out from behind Alice Fortescue.) (Can’t forget Mary and Alice!)

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Alice’s boyfriend, Tilden Toots stops by for a while but doesn’t stay very long. (He goes home embarrassed after he realizes he has two scarves on.)

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And Peter invited Sybill!

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The presence of other Sims is unavoidable, (as this is a public park.) Prof. Sprout, for example, happens to be playing chess in the park today. Lily joins her for a quick game.

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A lot of chess playing goes down.

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But then, we ice skate!

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Which nobody’s great at!

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Nobody here, at least.

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But they still have fun doing it!

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James and Sirius are the first to get started building a snowperson.

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Which Peter ends up finishing.

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And the first snowball has been thrown!

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Lily and Remus come skating off the ice to see what’s going on.

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But, they’re more interested in the snowman than the snowball fight and decide to build their own.

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It looks exactly like Peter/Sirius/James’s, but Remus and Lily’s snowman befriends a penguin, so I guess he’s more popular.

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Because James’s snowball does not seem to be leading into a snowball fight, Peter is free to go off and do other things.

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But Sirius won’t let the fight die that easily!

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Second time’s the charm! The snowball fight gets pretty big, and the stranger in the white coat even gets involved! (Nobody knows who he is!)

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Remus jumps in and out.

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But between building armies of snow people and befriending penguins, that Remus Lupin’s a busy man.

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James also took breaks to do things with Lily.

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But the snowball fight went on for a while!

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But, unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.

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So the marauders eventually returned home.

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Totally unnecessary end gif, plus two bonus pictures!

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Fun Fact: I tend to take a lot of pictures of my Sims, and most of them go unused. For example, although I took almost 300 pictures of James’s birthday outing, this post still has under 100.

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