Then it was time for Cade, Cadee and Cady to grow up into toddlers. Aaron threw the party, since he wanted a family reunion. Cadee went first, as Cade was still sleeping. Cadee grew up into a cute little redheaded toddler - the red head gene seems to be super dominant in my game (I have equal genetics). Cady was next and Barnard got abducted (finally!) in the middle of her candles being blown out. Cady is another redheaded tot. Then it was Cade's turn. And you guessed it, Cade grew up into another redheaded toddler! The redhead is strong in this family... Barnard came back from his abduction, fortunately NOT pregnant.
[Savra, doing her favorite thing in the world besides eating]
The main household is the Ebonhand family, made up of one bubbleblowing juiceaholic party girl that moved to Kynareth Valley on a whim. Savra's romance/family minded and wants to be the top of the slacker career so she got a job right away and paid the matchmaker to make her a match where she met Delinda, a wealth minded sim that ended up being her own playable household after I wanted to see what kind of nonsense she would get into. They went on a good date that ended in risky woohoo on Savra's sofa, and there were chimes at the end. I didn't finish the rotation because I wanted to play Delinda's house after I decorated it and furnished it properly, so Savra came over and told Delinda she was pregnant over a grilled cheese sandwich lunch and Delinda started working hard to raise enough money for her baby mama to live in more than a shack when the baby was born, but surprise!! Savra had twins named Rock and Roll just after she was done renovating her bubbleblowing shack into a more suitable family environment for her two babies. Soon afterwards, she left them to go to work and that next morning, she married Delinda in a small ceremony in the front yard, since they were already engaged.
[Herizon, trying to use the internet to figure out why everyone thinks her name is hilarious]
In the Taste household made by a former townie, a nonhostile, very curious alien using the name "Herizon" moved in to the house that Deliah left behind after it was redecorated and refurnished since someone forgot to put up the for sale sign. She wants to experience everything sim kind can provide so naturally she's going to woohoo like she'll die without it. First she went to a community lot and hooked up with a sim there that left right afterwards, and after a few days of downtime and setting up her finances with a job, she went again and met Saliyah Quaint, my last formerly townie household.
[Saliyah and Herizon in the bathroom of the local electrodance club since I don't have any screenshots of Saliyah at her own house]
The Quaint house is held by the quietly hardworking nurse Saliyah. She wants to be chief of staff some day, so she's working as hard as she can to get there before she can't have children anymore. When she met Herizon, it seemed so...different. There's something special about her that just makes her want to know more, and she has some strong feelings for her. She works and goes out afterwards if she's not too tired, and most people who walk by are invited in for a treat and a chat.
Up next, I'll probably pull my other nonhostile alien from the townie pool because she's honesty too adorable and I don't want her to be in townie limbo forever.
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Nothing is going on in my game right now, since I have to bring Midget to the bus and the boyfriend to work, but some weirdness has started happening, which may need to be troubleshooted.
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I'd rather be shiny, like a treasure from a sunken pirate wreck.
Miles - I got Camryn back to work from the reset. Hunter and Barney headed down to Hunter's Music Shop to try to get it to level 10. Barney earned a silver sales badge right off the bat. They got the business to level 10 - 2 down, 3 to go! Barney also earned his gold restocking badge just after closing. Bandele and Barry went on outings with a couple of local teens. Barry's outing was fun and Bandele's was rockin. Barry then called up Rhiannon for a date and had a good date with her. 1 down, 49 to go! I had Hunter sell back to the community his Music Shop. Abbie washed Bailie and Broshka before bed. Hunter gave financial advice and Camryn worked on her silver toy making badge, which she got and started working on her gold.
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I started with the Hadi household (one of four households in my BACC). It's a household of so far one Sim, a bisexual Pleasure/Romance girl by the name of Aida. So far, she has three lovers already! Four, potentially, with many more to come as I expand my city. Currently, she's in love with two townies (Cait and Elliot) and has a crush on another, Tobias. Did I mention that due to risky Woohoo, she's pregnant with Tobias' child? Yeah. But I figured, a Romance Sim like her, she's not going to want to settle down immediately. Neither will Cait, since she's also a Romance Sim. But Tobias is a Family Sim, and he's going to want to be involved. So, I've decided that the three of them are gonna have a little polyamorous relationship between the three of them, and raise however many children they end up producing together. I mean, it works, biologically speaking. My 'hood needs babies so the city can expand. And ladies can't make babies together, at least not quite yet. So why not, right? I think it's cute.
So yeah. I'm loving this whole 'hood so far!
Anyway, after that craziness I moved on to the Smith household, where Ophelia gave birth to her and Johnny's first baby. All was fairly calm- until Pollination Tech passed away suddenly! He was fairly far along his age bar, but not enough for his death to have been from old age. Poor Jenny immediately went into aspiration failure while the rest of the family sobbed. Then I went to play Lola and Ajay Loner. They have a toddler daughter, Cassiopeia, and Lola is pregnant with another baby. They were such a happy and sweet little family, so it kind of broke my heart when out of nowhere Ajay died. Since none of the sims that died were childless, by my own rules I'm not allowed to resurrect them (unless a witch or someone who owns a resurrection phone rolls the want).
I'm starting to feel like no one in Strangetown is safe. I may have to institute plague rules for the rest of this rotation, where sims aren't allowed to greet any sims that walk by and hide inside until any illness is gone. What's odd is that I played Desiderata Valley before Strangetown this rotation and nobody died or anything like that. I'm going to have to watch all of my sims carefully this rotation. But it is strange and fitting that these sudden deaths are somehow mostly just in Strangetown right now. Before this epidemic I could count on one hand the number of sims who died from unnatural causes.
The political change that had been anticipated took its first steps, as Hezekiah and Mercy Jackson of the RDF both won contested elections for seats in the National Assembly; as a result, for the first time in a generation, the True Whig party lost its majority in the National Assembly, although with their continued hold on the Premiership, they still managed to control both the agenda and, thanks to his tie-breaking vote, the body as a whole, albeit tenuously.
In the David Ottomas household, David unexpectedly died Monday evening, leaving his pregnant young wife, Aurelia, and their son (joined by a posthumous daughter by week's end.) Aurelia recovered fairly quickly though, and into the arms of David's brother, Dakota, who proposed late in the week and is planning to move in next week.
Much less drama in Ori Ruben's household. Three more children were added to the family: Zariah, Yehuda, and Joziah - while wife Neveah became an elder at the end of the week and Ori was promoted to become the senior agent in the SPS, and a possible candidate for the next Intelligence Minister. Older daughter Naamah also found her first love (and a three-bolt one at that) with Aarav Ramaswami.
I'm done trying to help people who clearly do not want my help. PM-ing me is useless. - I'm NOT coming back!
She managed to carry the pregnancy to term, and ended up having triplets! All boys -- they were named Clint (brown eyes), Floyd (grey eyes freckled skin), Trey (green eyes). All have black hair and this now makes each possible eye colour represented twice in the kids.
Unfortunately, Wilbur died the same day the triplets were born, though he did get a platinum send-off.
Duncan had headed to work when Elaine was giving birth, so ended up coming home with a promotion to Summer Camp Music Teacher (Music level 4) to be told he'd doubled his number of kids and that his father had died.
Sunday was a family party and a quadruple birthday. Isaac grew to child, and the triplets became toddlers. Clint is the only one who has his mother's face shape (no narrow jaw) but is also the only one of the triplets to be low motivation (Trey and Floyd are average).
The Stultz household was next. Stella managed to get two promotions in a row, to Rogue Botanist (Natural Science level 6) on the Friday, and Animal Linguist on the Saturday. As a result, she spent the whole of Sunday skilling.
She did spend some time woohooing with her boyfriend Tony, but no pregnancy took. Despite being a family sim, Tony seems content in not marrying Stella in any regards, just wanting a baby.
Because it had been a whole rotation (~3 years) with no pregnancy, they ended up paying for IVF treatment. I decided to take @lauratje's pregnancy odds that incorporated the FT Super Fertility perk and IVF odds, and added in a little adjustment myself for multiples.
The end result is that while the odds of their first pregnancy was 76 (singleton) - 15 (twins) - 6 (triplets) - 3 (quads), the odds of this pregnancy are 0 (singleton) - 68 (twins) - 24 (triplets) - 8 (quads). Which...to my mind makes more sense as both are twins so their odds of having twins should be increased somewhat.
This may backfire and make the house uber-crowded though.
The first thing I saw at the Wegner household was eldest Dawn having her first kiss with Alec Marshalls, then going off to woohoo with him. No chance of pregnancy as she's 13 days until she becomes an adult (I don't 'unlock' pregnancy until 10 days until adulthood).
Emily had the want to get the Alien Repairations Grant and did a bit of stargazing but didn't succeed in getting abducted.
And apparently I'd forgotten that April was pregnant as I came back from prepping my lunch to see her awake at 2AM, making the bed, and with a nice little pop-up message saying she'd been placed on maternity leave.
The new baby was a boy, Reece, with almost identical genetics to Brandon (checked in-game -- the only thing different is the skintone). Brown hair, medium skintone, bright blue eyes. Connor is the only one of the seven kids to have non-blue eyes -- Dawn and Nina have their grandfather's/mother's blue eyes; Brandon, Emily, Daniel, and Reece have their grandmother's blue eyes; Connor has his father's green eyes.
(I admit, Dawn and Connor are my front-runners for house heir. Connor because of his green eyes, Dawn because I think she looks adorable but that may be due to her looking like a brown-haired, lighter-skinned version of her mother.)
I went and batch-generated 16 new teen townies when I saw the dating options for the three teenage kids. It only really worked to give Emily a few new options -- it changed nothing for Dawn. I invited over August Vanderpol for Dawn, the teen babysitter for Brandon, and a college student sim named Carla Lamb for Emily. By the end of the day Brandon still only had a generic 'go steady' want, but Dawn had rolled to go steady with August.
Reece grew up on the Saturday and turned out pretty cute -- I think he has his father's nose. He is also the only kid of the seven who is a high motivation sim.
On Sunday I invited over the other Wegner household + the Lyndhursts + the Vanderpols (as they have the potential to marry in). The result - a whole bunch of sims. Emily and Carla shared their first kiss during the party but the only other thing of note was that the whole household came down with the flu because one person invited to the party had it.
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Rhett's lack of boltage with Darrell did not prevent him from lugging a want to flirt with her around all evening. If Andrea hadn't been there I'd have let him do it. She kept sizzling at him, too. He spares not a thought for his triple-bolt matches in town, Danielle Pleasant and Donna Lothario. So is he regarding her as a challenge, or is he just getting better at not thinking about women who are spoken for? Because I can make Donna less spoken for...
Trent is making good grades and dating Ripley Grunt while thinking about her sister and wondering what the hell is the matter with him. And I'm having crashy problems with the frat, but that might've been power surges last night...
I played three semesters in both the sorority and fraternity at LGU:
At the frat, Isha, who had become a mean drunk and fought with Eva at one frat party, somehow fell in love with her again and rolled the want to get engaged to her - again (he'd had that want at one point before he'd attacked her). I didn't even see them interact with each other, but I did see her flirting with two of his frat brothers at one point. Anyway, when I played the sorority, she had a want to flirt with Isha and to go on a date with him - big change from the furious mood I remembered. On their date, she almost immediately rolled a want to fall in love with him. That's a want I'd tried to fill earlier with the two of them, but it just never seemed to happen. They'd have dream dates, lots of romantic interactions, and she'd not even get a crush, just the abstract want to love him. There seemed to be no change this time - two bolts of chemistry, lots of interaction, and no love through two dates. Then they had a date on the home lot before Eva had class. I was intending to cancel her "go to class" action, but it came up quickly and the date ended before I managed to. A message popped up from Isha - that was a nice time, we should do it again some time, and Eva suddenly fell in love. Really??? Amazing dates have no effect on you, but when one ends in a humdrum fashion, you fall in love?
The newest frat member, Tony, is a popularity/fortune sim. He has two bolts of chemistry with all but one of the sorority members, and I saw him flirt with at least three of them while playing both houses. I think he'll end up in a relationship with Ida Juana, but I'm not sure, as she's also got a crush on Hi. Hi has a crush on her, but also on one of the Printer Sisters. Helen and Andy have fallen in love, though both also have crushes on other people. Helen surprised me when she fell in love with Andy - she immediately rolled a want to get engaged to him without also rolling a fear of it (I don't often see that with romance sims). I locked the want, as it was interesting, and when she completed her sophomore year I changed her aspiration to family with a romance secondary. She still wants to play the field a bit, but eventually she'd like to settle down and have a family (her new LTW is for a golden anniversary). Helen is the only sorority sister not interested in Tony.
Helen and Ida Juana spent three semesters barely getting the skills they needed to pass as they had little interest in skilling at all. Helen got a needed cooking skill point only because the newest sister, Parvati, kept watching the cooking channel, and poor Ida Juana was tasked to rake the endless fall leaves in order to get the cleaning skill she needed. The otherwise annoying coach helped them get needed body points one semester, as well. The rest of the sorority either already has the skills they need for their classes, or seem to want to get them. Nobody in the sorority, not even the ones with knowledge secondaries, rolled a want to write a term paper or do an assignment over the course of three semesters. I'm not sure why - Jaquette and Eva had rolled and filled such wants in the past - but it made for an interesting session, with lots of socializing and grades coming entirely from class attendance.
Alan Coulthurst, the frat brother with the amazingly unsuccessful love life, graduated with crushes on a few girls, and is best friends with many people. He was a popularity sim with the aspiration to be a cult leader. I gave him a grilled cheese secondary, and he fed the frat sandwiches for his entire senior year. Now he's off to found the Cult of Cheese in my main 'hood.
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While I'm playing Gabriella Newson's household, I'm looking at her Interests, and notice that for all that she loves to talk about, she doesn't care one bit about Work or Paranormal. Would you care to take a guess at what she does for a living???
Indeed, she's the Cult Leader; the top rank in the Paranormal Career. Now I'm not surprised she wants to quit her job
I'm done trying to help people who clearly do not want my help. PM-ing me is useless. - I'm NOT coming back!
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Trevor got a promotion up to Leading Man (Show Business level 8). August went to chat up one of the new townie sims and see how she measured up to his current love interests.
Daniella got a promotion to Juggler (Entertainment level 7) on the Saturday, and Felix has taken to bringing home Tony Stultz on a regular basis (mainly as the two of them are the same level in the Law Enforcement career).
Being part Knowledge (despite all his wants to romance half the town), August is a knowledge sim and actually rolled wants to skill beyond his low motivation level. At this rate he might actually be in for a scholarship before he heads off to university.
Every time I load into the Kraemer household I forget how busy it is with the numerous children Scarlett and Kevin have. I'd also apparently left a little too early last time as James grew up a few seconds after I entered the lot. He rolled Romance/Fortune, and the LTW to have 20 Loves.
Ashleigh had the want to go steady, so I scanned through potential appropriate sims and came across Emily Wegner. The two rather quickly shared a first kiss. The next evening I invited over all the potential loves for the teens (barring James) and let them roam on free will.
(With so many sims in the household I tend to let them free will anyway. They're all good enough at taking care of their needs thanks to various mods, so I only really need to keep an eye on toddler Anthony and if any of the adults want to skill for their job.)
Anthony grew to child on the Saturday, and that was apparently enough for Kevin to roll the want for a baby, to match the one Scarlett has had for a while. My rules state a rotation without a fulfilled pregnancy = IVF treatment, but with them having twelve kids I'm loathe to add to it, especially seeing as odds are good they'd have twins at the least. I know that at least three of the kids have same sex love interests which reduces the number of accidental pregnancies, but still...eldest Madeline has already started having kids.
Sunday was taken over to a family get-together, with Scarlett's brother and his family visiting, and also Madeline with her family. The party ended up being rated 'Good Time'. Rebekah has one more day before she heads to university, Maya three days. Twins Cassie and Lexi are one day from becoming teens, and twins Leanne and Noah are four days from becoming teens. That means two sims will leave for uni next rotation, and I'll have four new teens.
I calculated all the necessary stuff for the Lyndhurst family, including ideal careers for all the teens (something I had apparently forgotten to do for a while). Elizabeth had the want to earn the Young Entrepreneurs Award, but only had Culinary and Journalism as her ideal careers. Well, seeing as her grandparents are both in the Journalism career, I had the idea of them letting her intern (aka cheat her into the job) -- no need however as Journalism was one of the jobs available on the computer. Nathen likewise had a want for the same scholarship and also got lucky in getting his LTW career (Athletic) from the computer first try.
Riley ended up getting fired from his job due to a chance card -- no new Law career available on the computer for him to return to work, then I remembered about the FT perk to plead for his job back. Unfortunately, it didn't succeed.
Elizabeth had a bit more luck with her job, getting promoted up to Blog Writer (Journalism level 2).
They were burgled that night, but nothing was taken and they got a $500 reward.
Like with the Vanderpols I scoured through for potential loves for the teens. I am seriously leaning towards Adam as the household heir -- I like him, like his appearanace, like his potential teen love. The only downside is that his love interest has blue eyes -- given that 3/4 grandparents had blue eyes I'd like a little variety.
Sunday was a family reunion party as Riley rolled the want, inviting over the teens' love interests (minus Nathen who was at work the whole day). Elizabeth got promoted to Internet Movie Critic (level 3) -- Nathen got promoted via chance card to Team Mascot (Athletic level 3). The party also ended, being a good time.
Nick Marshalls woke up on Friday morning with a fear of being rejected for going steady, so I invited over Jessica Kraemer and had him ask her -- he was happy, she not so much. Garry also had a want for his first kiss so I looked through his potential matches and found someone called Lauren.
Heath and Christie seem intent on having a late-life baby with the number of times they go to woohoo though. Their risky woohoo odds are less than 1% so it's not all that likely for an accidental pregnancy to happen.
For some reason the attraction dropped between Nick and Jessica, so I checked around for any other options and stumbled upon Leia Lyndhurst. I let them socialise just to see what might happen -- what happened was them sharing a first kiss (on Leia's end) while Garry woohooed with his crush Lauren.
Like his brother, Garry rolled the want to go steady so with a quick invite he asked Lauren to go steady.
(At this point I went and searched for some more house plans and did some building, mainly because this household is in the AL mobile home lot with no room for extra sims. Nothing else of note happened in the rotation.)
Smith (Barid) - Barid went to work, and Estelle and Caius had the day off. Estelle gave birth to a baby boy named Calder. Barid came home with a promotion to Professional Party Guest and Senneth Rowan as his friend. They went on an outing, but Senneth wouldn't hang out, so I just let her free range. Barid and Estelle woohoo'd and TFB successfully, then Estelle took a nap. Caius figured out that Games is his hobby, and Estelle figured hers out as Arts and Crafts in a dream. Barid's outing ended at fun. Caius and Estelle hung out for a bit since both wanted to be friends with the other. They didn't make it before Estelle had to go to bed. Estelle popped and woke up Barid in the process so they're both up early. Estelle found her LTW career finally, and it started this morning so off to work she went!
Since then my sims have had quite a bit of building renovations done and the occasional household drifting. now to get back to ruining their lives.
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