Hmm, odd. Upon restarting the game moments after finishing that last post, I logged in to find my Sim’s mood metre all the way back up. How… bizarre? I wonder if it resets every time you restart the game, or it really was just bugged and I somehow fixed it with my awesomeness/loathing. Either way, I know what to do now if the fail-spiral starts again… which it nearly did, actually, but then I sent the misery-guts on holiday to go complete some challenges. And also to get laid, because he probably needs it.