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Mikezumi's Odds and Sods

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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    Paul was the first to roll a stroller wish :)
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    Ian had a wish to prepare five different meals perfectly and he got his wish with this meal :)
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    Paul got started on teaching Nial how to talk :)
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    Pan did his homework alone.
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    Jaxon summoned his brother's favourite, tri-tip steak, for dinner :)
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    Ian finished off Nial's talking lesson :)
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    Ian got started on Nial's potty training :)
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    Ian and Paul got some "almost" alone time after Nial had been settled for the night :)
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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    Just did some more work on Josh, not for current save but for a future save :)
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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    Thanks @JoAnne65 :) I can't tell you how much I laughed when the teens got stuck together like that :D
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    Young Zumi very much wants first bite at Josh ;)

    Young Zumi meets old Mikezumi :D Old Mikezumi's house is where I makeover new sims :)
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    Josh and Zumi shared a joke :)
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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    Paul got Nial up and ready for his last morning as a toddler :)
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    The table looks empty without Jaxon :(
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    Jason's waking wish was to grow a perfect plant so I had him plant a cheese plant before helping Josh with the gardening.
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    Jay rolled a wish to prepare waffles after eating them for breakfast :)
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    Ian's waking wish was to attack Nial with the Claw. He also had a wish to go for a stroll :)
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    Paul's waking wish was to catch a record sized fish. Pia and Jay's waking wish was to fish. Jay got his wish after making waffles. Ian got his stroll :)
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    Paul got his stroll when Ian returned and Jay got his waking wish :)
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    The family gathered around for Nial's birthday :)
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    Much better after a quick CAS session :)
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    He's a beautiful child <3
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    The brothers got to know each other better :)
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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    I found Jay breaking balsa boards. He must have graduated from foam boards on one of his autonomous board breaking sessions.
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    Ian and Paul danced :)
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    I invited Kathrine and Rick over because it was Prom Day. Pia invited them in :)
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    I saw Pia and Rick heading towards Jason and Josh's still-warm bed :D
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    Jay and Kathrine were behaving themselves so far ;)
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    Nial's first wish as a child was to learn the fishing skill. When I locked it in, he rolled another to go fishing :)
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    So much for Jay and Kathrine behaving :D
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    Because the teens always come home from Prom hungry, I had them eat cake before they left.
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    Jay cornered Kathrine for a dance when she was done clearing the dishes :D
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    The floor must be porous ;)
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    The boys looked very handsome :) Rick is the son of Don Lothario and Beatris from an earlier save.
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    The girls also looked lovely :) Kathrine is the daughter of Pedro Herrerra and Cait also from an earlier save.
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    The boys worked on their block skills :) Pan maxed his :)
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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    The family enjoyed fish and chips, the birthday boy's favourite, for dinner :)
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    Paul had a wish to play a game with Nial and Nial had a wish to play catch with Paul so I sent them outside to do that. Ian had a wish to play a game with Pan. I couldn't remember if video games counted towards the wish but I had them play anyway :)
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    Josh and Jason watched the house :D
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    The star gazing was cut short by a text from Morty that his party was about to start.
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    Jason summoned some food when they arrived :)
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    Josh chatted with the host :)
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    Back at home, Ian and Paul watched the stars :)
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    When I checked back at the party, Josh was dancing on a counter and Jason was playing computer games :D
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    Cait Herrerra and Shark Racket were late comers. I noticed that Josh and Cait had chatted earlier when I checked their thumbnails.
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    Morty looked sad. Maybe he wanted to dance too :(
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    Pia and Jay topped up with more cake before bed :)
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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    I might start a separate thread for Josh and Zumi depending on how much I enjoy the save but I just set them up.

    Josh and Zumi moved into a house in Sunlit Tides because it's been a while since I last played there and I love the brightness of the world. I am sure Josh will appreciate it given his time spent in Hawaii ;)

    I thought Zumi should break the ice by asking Josh about his day. Josh looked a little nervous as she approached him ;)
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    He must be having a good day by his response :p
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    Zumi, although not flirty, made the first move! :D
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    Josh came back by expressing his need for exercise but promptly followed with a flirtatious joke of his own :D
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  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    @Mikezumi I had some time today to look at the forum here, but I can't see any of your pictures right now. I'll try again later or tomorrow. I do like your new profile avatar. Fun!
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    @lanlyn Thanks :) I thought it would be fun to have a funny profile pic for a bit :)
    I was just texting Charlottesmom about Flickr images because I can't see hers either. I checked the Flickr Help Forum and others are experiencing it too. Hopefully it will be resolved soon.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    Near the top of page 17 where I left off to the bottom of the page.

    @Mikezumi Did you notice any big different when you included the family lot in the town reset? ...LOL at Jason and Paul crying over the dead plant. ...Nice pics of Paul on the basketball court. ...I like Paul's painting. ...Happy Birthday, Jay! OMG, that hair and suit! Glad you fixed him up. Very cute. ...Fun shots of the kids on their musical instruments. ...Nice family photos. Only one girl right now. ...LOL at Jaxon and Jay fused together! ...Great close-up of them though. You can see their similarities and their differences. ...Great dive by Jason. ...This time the field trip chaperone actually wore a shirt! Ha! ...Fun that Jason watched Ian's dive. Sims can be so lifelike! ...Congrats on Paul's pregnancy. ...So funny when sims stand on different level ground to kiss, etc. I don't use height sliders either. Everything gets off balanced. ...Well, when you can't woohoo--play catch!

    ...Neat that Jay unlocked the handiness skills from class. ...Happy Birthday, Jaxon! Good looking guy! ...Darling pic of Jaxon and Pan hugging. ...What happened to Jaxon's MA outfit?! Weird. Hope he gets a new one. ...Jaxon looks taller than the others in the family photos because of his hairstyle! Cool. ...Lara is lovely! ...Pretty scene with Pan and Pia fishing at sunrise. ...I like Lara's dress pattern. It looks good on that outfit. ...Great pic of Josh and Jason in the hot tub.

    ...First you propose; then you pillow fight! Ha! ...LOL at Paul's bent-leg issue. ...Cute screenshots of Pia and Rick. ...Great dancing pics of Jay and Paul. ...I liked the night romance shots of Katherine and Jay. First kiss! ...OMG! You can really see Paul's baby bump with his shirt off! ...Fun shot of Pan at the chemistry table. ...Great close-ups of Paul's expressions during labor! ...Welcome to the world, Nial. Finding names can really get tough after playing a while! ...Nial is a doll as toddler! ...Good for Lara working on the fixer-upper first.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    Top of page 18 to here.

    @Mikezumi Loved the pics of Paul teaching Nial to talk. They do look a like! ...Now the dining table looks full. ...Wow, I like what you did for Josh's makeover. ...LOL at young Zumi and old Mikezumi! ...Zumi and Josh look great together. Great screenshots and close-ups. ...I liked the screenshot of Pia and Paul fishing while Ian strolled with Nial. ...Goodness, Nial is already aging up! Happy Birthday. What a handsome guy! He's gorgeous. ...More fun dancing screenshots. ...LOL at the couple congregated in the bedroom! ...Cute prom outfits. ...I always like to see the kids playing together at the blocks table. ...Great shots of Pan and Ian playing a video game. ...LOL at Josh dancing on the kitchen counter! ...I liked the expression on Morty's face even if he looked a little anxious. ...Loved the screenshots of Zumi and new Josh by their home in ST.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    @lanlyn Thanks for the lovely comments :)
    I did notice a huge difference when I included the household in the reset. It resets the dream manager which I find a tad annoying. I also found behaviour changes in some of my sims. Jaxon, an athletic angler, would mostly choose athletic activities before the reset but fishing after. He fished autonomously a lot when he was a child but that is probably because there aren't many athletic activities for children. I also found using MC to dress the whole family was a lot faster after the reset. I always use this method to dress the whole family when I wake them in the middle of the night for the family photo.
    I like to send my teens to at least one Shop class before enrolling them in a class more suited to their personality so that the handiness skill from the block table can be unlocked.
    The difficulty I had with choosing a name for Nial was that I was limiting myself to the letters available in his dads' names. That's why Nial is spelled differently to another Niall I played recently.
    I loved Josh's makeover so much that I had to play him instantly! I am not done with my other family by a long shot because there are still kids at home but Josh and Zumi's save is good for a side game because I am not stressing about making over the whole town on birthdays. I will only be concentrating on their family :)
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,213 Member
    @Mikezumi Thanks for the useful info about the reset. I haven't done those bigger resets very often. ...That's a good idea to send the kids to at least one shop class to unlock the handiness skill early. ...I knew you were using a theme of some kind for names, but didn't catch what. Very cool! ...I have your Zumi and Josh thread bookmarked and will take a look at that story. :)
  • ChocoCubChocoCub Posts: 5,832 Member
    Mikezumi wrote: »
    I am frustrated with my Jensen sim. I keep tweaking and comparing and still he refuses to look right in game.
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    @Mikezumi may I ask what CC skin you're using on your Jensen sim please? He looks so cute! :love:

    Also are you using custom eyelashes?
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    Name's Keith, you can call me Choco! :)
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    @ChocoCub Thanks :) Although I can't get Jensen to look right in game I do love him as a sim :)
    He is wearing Mango Smoothie skin and s-club lashes.
  • ChocoCubChocoCub Posts: 5,832 Member
    Mikezumi wrote: »
    Thanks :) Although I can't get Jensen to look right in game I do love him as a sim :)
    He is wearing Mango Smoothie skin and s-club lashes.

    Thanks for sharing! <3 I think he looks very similar to the photo. :)
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    Name's Keith, you can call me Choco! :)
  • wsteffi30wsteffi30 Posts: 93 Member


    @Mikezumi it's a pretty good likeness of Jensen. I like it.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    Thanks @wsteffi30 :)
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    I loaded my makeover save by mistake and while I was there I changed Ian's ear rotation as it had been bugging me for a while and I never remembered to do it while playing.
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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    I thought I would take a small break from Josh and Zumi for a "rest" because I knew there were no toddlers in this save. What I had forgotten was that it was the weekend and they are always hard work! :# I looked in the fridge as the family were making their beds and, when I found it was empty, remembered that I have genies in this save! :D Several wishes to talk with other family members were fulfilled over breakfast :)
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    Pia's waking wish was to learn a new recipe. I checked her stats and found she would level up if she prepared a meal and would automatically learn the recipe for spaghetti so I had her prepare pancakes :) Josh rolled a wish to give Pan a friendly hug over breakfast so I got that out of the way and Paul joined in for a chat :)
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    Jason's waking wish was to catch a record sized fish so I sent him across the road to fish with cheese. He had already caught alley catfish but never with perfect bait :)
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    Jay's waking wish was to paint :)
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    Nial's waking wish was to go on a submarine adventure :)
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    Ian's waking wish was to garden :) Paul had no waking wish so I had him join Ian in the garden.
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    Josh's waking wish was to practise MA :)
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    Pia autonomously worked on the fixer-upper :)
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    Jay finished his painting :)
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    Pan had been playing chess when Josh interrupted him for a joke. Josh loves kids no matter who they belong to! :)
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    Nial wanted to read the baking report when the paper was delivered :)
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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    I sent the family to the Bowling Alley. Pan wanted to meet someone new so I had him introduce himself to Cliff who was there with his wife, Natalie, and daughter, Carol. Cliff's hand was stuck for a few sim hours which was hysterically funny when he was bowling :D It sorted itself out before the day was over.
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    Although Josh went in to bowl, the rest of the family seemed happy to chat outside for a while.
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    Pia rolled a wish to take a photo with a friend so I enlisted her dad :)
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    The family eventually made it inside :)
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    Pan found the guitar :)
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    Ian and Paul made use of the photobooth a few times during the day :D
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    I saw Jay heading upstairs to talk with Carol so I kept an eye on him in case she was flirty.
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    From their location I think either Josh or Jason had been trying to bowl before they started flirting :D
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    The flirting led to the photobooth :D
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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,997 Member
    When it was time for dinner, I had Jay summon some burgers :)
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    The best part about eating out is that the dishes vanish when empty :D
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    I'd forgotten about the deck until Ian and Paul used it for star watching :)
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    Josh and Jason watched the stars from the front of the bowling alley :)
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    Jay and Nial were happy to play the arcade games :)
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    I found Pan and Pia playing catch out the back :)
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    Josh rolled a wish to take a photo with a friend :) It was late so I sent the family home to bed.
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