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Breed Out The Weird/Ugly: The Belles *COMPLETED*

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  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 4,288 Member
    edited March 2019
    @Karababy52 thank you for sharing more about Ridge’s exploits (you didn’t derail my thread at all - feel free to share whatever you want here - except spoilers that is ;) )! Having him work from home was a good idea... Maybe I should be doing that with Katharine. Im really impressed you got him to level 7 of the military career. Katharine is slacking!

    Oh how is Winnie? I think she was your BOTU founder, right? (Sorry if I’m thinking about someone else).
  • afai1261afai1261 Posts: 1,641 Member
    edited March 2019
    Roxana is so gorgeous what
    Can you put her on the gallery when she's a teen (or YA, whatever) because I have too many boys without partners and she would be perfect :love:
    ETA: judging from what she looks like now as a child, of course :D

    I love that green eyes/darker complexion combination (like with Dexter <3 )
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  • Karababy52Karababy52 Posts: 3,459 Member
    @MaggieMarley Great chapter! So now you know the source. :o

    I was tempted to do exactly what Katharine did the first time Ridge opened that door, but instead I had him run like the dickens out of there. lol Poor Katharine laying on the lab floor passed out. I'll say one thing for her, she's very determined eh? Glad the girls have aged up to children now, I still think they're both really cute, but Roxanna is absolutely gorgeous. I too love light eyes with dark complexions on my Sims. Makes for a very striking appearance.

    You're welcome and thanks about Ridge, I'm glad you don't mind me posting about him here. I won't ever post spoilers about the GP here, I know how important it is to discover and progress through the story on your own without any help. Makes for a much more fun experience. I really appreciate that all those who do post spoilers 'usually' put them in spoilers. However, I wish I had known a couple things beforehand, would've made some things easier. But I love a challenge so it's all good. :)

    Oh, and yes Winnie is my BOTU founder. She's doing well. I haven't played with them much though since Willie was born. I'll get back to them one day soon though. Maybe sooner than I had planned since I'm VERY curious (and a little scared) what Winnie would look like possessed after seeing how interesting Katharine looks. lol This is Winnie:
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    She married Salim Benali and this is their first born son Willie. He's the Gen 2 heir since I plan to only have one child per generation. If they have twins (or triplets o.O), the first born like you do will be the heir.

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    BTW, I don't know if I just imagined it or not, but it seems the promotion progress bar goes up WAY faster for the Military career when they're at work than other careers. I was pleasantly surprised by that and I think that's another thing that helped Ridge progress so fast. He's a Level 8 Lieutenant Colonel now. :)

    About Sims left at home needs going down, I've read on the forum it's a bug in the coding. Not sure if it came with a patch or what. But anyway, a workaround that helps some players is to hit the 'care for self' option periodically while the traveling Sim is away. Not just the one time. It seems they 'forget' you've told them to do that or something. Hope that helps!

    I'm eagerly looking forward to the next chapter to see what Katharine will do now and see how the girls are getting along! <3
  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 4,288 Member
    @afai1261 of course I’ll put her on the gallery! I was going to put both Roxana and Katharine on the gallery once they are YAs and their final appearance and traits have been determined. But, I could upload Roxana for you a little earlier (once she becomes a teen) if you want? I can’t guarantee she’ll still be so pretty once she ages up, but hopefully! I love the green eyes with her complexion too - I was a bit disappointed to see that Christin hadn’t inherited them.

    @Karababy52 I know - I’m actually kind of annoyed at how pretty Roxana is, since she’s not the heir! But at least I can say I did technically breed out the ugly with this generation, even if she is the second born.

    I remember Winnie (and Willie)! I believe you thought that Willlie had inherited his mother’s nose? He’s a really cute tot, though. If you ever decide to do a BOTU blog, let me know as I really like reading them.

    The military career progression bar has been going up quite quickly for Katharine too (however she does have the responsible trait which might be the cause). Her problem is that she hasn’t been completing the promotion tasks!

    Thank you for the tip - I didn’t realize the at home sims not caring for themselves thing was a bug. The one thing I really miss about TS3 is being able to control sims at different locations simultaneously without going through a loading screen.

    Ah you may not have to wait long for the next chapter... It will probably be out today or tomorrow, since I’m eager to defeat the Mother!
  • MissSassyMissSassy Posts: 11,734 Member
    Always look on the bright side: It could have been triplets :p But I know the struggle with many toddlers... Still I will try to get the point for 10 babies in one generation (legacy with points).

    Oh no, hopefully Christin's chin will turn out normal when she ages up to a teen. Where would this small chin come from anyway?

    Roxanne is adorable! It would be a shame if she grew up ugly tho

  • takenbysheeptakenbysheep Posts: 343 Member
    You prolly get this a lot but just wanted to let you know I think you're such a great writer!! I just read through everything and you had me actually laughing out loud in a couple of parts. A lot of simblrs tend to be really formal in their writing (there's no problem with that tho) but yours is so conversational its refreshing. 10/10 I'm gonna stay updated
  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 4,288 Member
    @MissSassy shhhh don’t mention triplets or my game might start getting ideas about the next generation ;) honestly, if I’d been “blessed” with triplets, I think they might have ended up being taken away! I can’t imagine how you manage to have so many kids per generation your legacy without going mad :o I’m not sure where the small chin came from, as both Katharine and Roxana have normal chins. I think it’s just one of those things that happens, sometimes. In the past, I’ve had two perfectly normal parents have a kid with practically no chin!

    @takenbysheep that is so kind of you, thank you! I’m really glad to hear you’re enjoying my simblr :) I sometimes worry that my writing is a little too informal (I’m at university, so I don’t have time to put too much effort into what I write), so it’s really nice to get positive feedback.
  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 4,288 Member
    edited March 2019
    I know that I posted a chapter yesterday, but I was desperate to resolve the Strangerville Mystery once and for all, so here is another chapter! I promise not to burden you all with such frequent updates in future :)

    Chapter 5.5 (The IncrediBelles): https://simalongwithme.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/chapter-5-5-the-incredibelles/
  • afai1261afai1261 Posts: 1,641 Member
    why on earth would frequent updates be a burden

    that pun is perfection
    anyway here I have to say I love your sense of humour
    and it was nice to see Dexter and Alina again :smiley:
  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 4,288 Member
    @afai1261 aww thank you so much <3 I’m glad my updating so often hasn’t been annoying! Also who knew that there were so many potential puns for a name like “Belle”?
  • MissSassyMissSassy Posts: 11,734 Member
    So far I don't have twins or triplets which would make it all a mess. And there are "only" 4 kids so far, 6 still to go. The funny thing is, the father has the trait Hates Children but he's the one who sits down with them at the dollhouse to play or helps them build blocks automatically ^^

    Hm, maybe it's just a little bug during her childhood :)

    An to the new chapter:

    Where they all infected? I didn't know it's a thing to use the family for this ^^ When I played through I only looked for infected townies :sweat_smile:

    Dexter is my spirit animal :D A monster? BYE!

    Do you remember how many sim days it took you to solve the mystery? :)

  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 4,288 Member
    @MissSassy even so, 4 kids is impressive! It’s funny that the father is so involved, despite hating children. I’ve never really played with a sim who has the Hates Children trait, but I do think that many traits don’t have enough of an impact on a sim’s behaviour. For example, my clumsy sims hardly ever do anything clumsy! Maybe the hates children trait is like that?

    No, none of them were infected! I think I was only able to use the experimental vaccine on infected/possessed sims, but the game let me use the second (perfected) version of the vaccine on anyone I wanted, even sims who were not infected.

    Hmm I’m not sure exactly how many sim days it took, but I begun trying to solve the mystery just after the twins were born and finished soon after they became children. So, that would be about 3 days of babyhood plus 7 days of toddlerhood plus about 2 days of childhood... Overall, that makes around 12 sim days to solve the mystery (lucky I had Christin and Roxana to measure the time by!) I’m not sure if that’s fast or slow (I’m guessing slow) How long did it take you?

  • MissSassyMissSassy Posts: 11,734 Member
    @MissSassy even so, 4 kids is impressive! It’s funny that the father is so involved, despite hating children. I’ve never really played with a sim who has the Hates Children trait, but I do think that many traits don’t have enough of an impact on a sim’s behaviour. For example, my clumsy sims hardly ever do anything clumsy! Maybe the hates children trait is like that?

    No, none of them were infected! I think I was only able to use the experimental vaccine on infected/possessed sims, but the game let me use the second (perfected) version of the vaccine on anyone I wanted, even sims who were not infected.

    Hmm I’m not sure exactly how many sim days it took, but I begun trying to solve the mystery just after the twins were born and finished soon after they became children. So, that would be about 3 days of babyhood plus 7 days of toddlerhood plus about 2 days of childhood... Overall, that makes around 12 sim days to solve the mystery (lucky I had Christin and Roxana to measure the time by!) I’m not sure if that’s fast or slow (I’m guessing slow) How long did it take you?

    It's five now but the house is full :sweat_smile: I've had sims with this trait before and they always get an angry moodlet as soon as they're close to kids. This sim (Ignacio btw) doesn't get angry when his kids are near him. Maybe it's a bug but it's good this way because it's hard with this many kids :D

    Well, it does make sense ^^

    3 sim days only but I started a new safe, used cheats (fill needs) and only had one sim to look after. And I've watched some videos about the pack before :)

  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 4,288 Member
    @MissSassy Hmm I guess Ignacio has a mind of his own (brilliant name btw :D ) or he just doesn’t mind his own kids? Wow three days is really quick! Some time I’ll have to see how fast I can do it with a single sim focusing only on that and using needs cheats.
  • MissSassyMissSassy Posts: 11,734 Member
    @MissSassy Hmm I guess Ignacio has a mind of his own (brilliant name btw :D ) or he just doesn’t mind his own kids? Wow three days is really quick! Some time I’ll have to see how fast I can do it with a single sim focusing only on that and using needs cheats.

    He's a townie so no credits on the name are for me :D

    There are no other kids around so maybe this could be the case. I hope it'll stay this way because I'll move out the aunt soon (when she finishes her aspiration) and then it's 2 adults vs 6 kids.

    I used the fill.stats_commodities_household cheat maaaany times. I guess that's why I was so fast. But there's a poll somewhere here on the forum where you can tell how long it took you to solve it. Some didn't even need a whole sim day :o

  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 4,288 Member
    I have been busy with uni work so haven’t had time to play sims but I’ve now finished my university exams so I’m pretty much free. I am 99% sure that I’ve failed the year which means I’ll be kicked out of uni so I’m feeling really awful (and that is by no means an exaggeration). Hoping Sims can distract me and I will be coming back to this challenge soon. Hopefully will post an update tomorrow!
  • VanPelt81VanPelt81 Posts: 2,679 Member
    Yes! The ugly twin continues this challenge & story.
  • afai1261afai1261 Posts: 1,641 Member
    Woooo, Roxana is a babe! Need her in my game ASAP :love:
    Poor Christin :D
    I mean, in the first gen of my BOTU the ugly twin was heir too so maybe that's not a bad thing :D The story shall continue!
  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 4,288 Member
    @VanPelt81 yeah I think I’m actually kind of glad that Christin isn’t perfect because I’m not ready to finish yet. I would like to play the family in Sulani.

    @afai1261 aww don’t feel sorry for Christin, she’ll have the last laugh in the end. She’s going to end up immortal and married to Caleb - there are worse fates ;) would you like Roxana now or are you happy to wait a few days? I was going to upload both Christin and Roxana when they become YAs which, to be honest, probably won’t be very long...
  • afai1261afai1261 Posts: 1,641 Member
    Oooh, that Tobias Fyres looks like Siobhan Fyres (at least, I think that's Siobhan's nose) crossed with Max Villareal (his eye shape) with some other townies thrown in :D
    He's so hot :love:
    And Haven Fyres... wow!

    Noo, don't let Roxana die!
    I would have never forgiven you if you did :D
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