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  • ChuChuExpressChuChuExpress Posts: 1,910 Member
    @mia_noelle97, page 912.
    Sims 4 Family: Benjamin, Wendy, Chloe, Shine, Tiffany, Princess Roddy, Sophia and Hamish Furystrykar. Princess Roddy is my avatar, and he's a boy!
    Let those smiles spread!
  • ChuChuExpressChuChuExpress Posts: 1,910 Member
    Bees, chicks and cowplants!
    Picture only section!
    Over to the affection room!
    Princess Roddy and Shine went downstairs into the makeup room of Shine's study. Shine applied her shiny, bright pink lipstick whilst Princess Roddy watched:
    Shine then checked herself out in the mirror:
    Afterwards the pair went over to the affection room. Shine smiled and gave her firstborn a great, big, loving and warm hug:
    'Who's ready for some smooches?' Shine asked, smiling sweetly:
    'Yay! I am!' Princess Roddy replied, happily:
    Shine giggled and looked fondly at her firstborn son:
    She then picked up Princess Roddy and gave him a great big, loving snuggle, whilst applying more of her shiny, bright pink lipstick. And then she gently put him back down on the floor.
    Time for a very loving smoochfest from Shine!
    Shine then batted her eyelashes and made a very great, big kissy face at Princess Roddy, which made him giggle:
    Shine then gave the princess several very great, big, loving smooches on his face:
    Princess Roddy went bright red and giggled. Shine had covered his face in several very great, big, shiny, bright pink lipstick smooches!
    He used one of his makeup removal wipes to remove the lipstick smooches from his face:
    Shine giggled and blew a very great, big, loving kiss towards Princess Roddy, which landed on his cheek:
    And then she gave him a great, big, loving hug:
    Shine looked fondly at her firstborn son:
    And then she planted a very great, big, loving smooch on Princess Roddy's cheeks, nose and forehead. Shine gave the princess a very great, big, long, loving smooch on the top of his head. Princess Roddy giggled and gave his mummy a loving smooch on her cheek.
    It's that time again. Animal husbandry!
    Another picture only section!
    Winter in The Bramblewood, quite stunning!
    And for the third time, picture only section!
    Sims 4 Family: Benjamin, Wendy, Chloe, Shine, Tiffany, Princess Roddy, Sophia and Hamish Furystrykar. Princess Roddy is my avatar, and he's a boy!
    Let those smiles spread!
  • Metior_IceMetior_Ice Posts: 1,221 Member
    edited October 26
  • Metior_IceMetior_Ice Posts: 1,221 Member
    The challenge is playing out exactly how I expected. With his dads making so much money and building such a huge house, the bills are starting to get expensive. When Lir starts the Blue Tail Arc, he'll be level one in the conservationist career and making money to pay these bills will be a real challenge. He won't have his dads to help him.

  • DoodlyDoofusDoodlyDoofus Posts: 970 Member
    So after that dark update last yesterday, I can only imagine that things will be a little more upbeat this time right?
    Wrong, it's Mario's funeral time.
    First time I've seen EVERYONE sad about someone dying in Camp Murder.
    Chief Manslaughter: "We'll always remember Mario as our shining source of inspiration."
    Sonya: "He was the only man I've ever loved."
    Anakin: "Wasn't he your 9th Husband?"
    Sonya: "The only man I've ever loved."

    Yay more darkness!
    So anyways, guess we should think about what to do with the last surviving member of the IRS-LOL Just kidding, we all know we're just going to kill her. But how?
    Manslaughter: "That's a good question, magical voice in the sky. How shall we kill her? Guess we'll let the widow decide how to do it."
    Yeah we all knew her fate was in Sonya's hands.
    IRS Agent: "I'M ON FIRE!!!"
    Blanca: "That's pretty brutal."
    Sonya: "Hey she could've gone out worse."
    Oh great, Juniper saw the whole thing. This is going to be tough to explain to her.
    Well the IRS has been destroyed. What shall Sonya do now?
    That's correct, keep dodging her taxes and laugh at her grave!
    Sonya: "Alright, everyone buzz off. I need to use the little Sonya's room."
    Sonya: "Oh come on!"
    Sonya: "Guess what, I'm pregnant!"
    Blanca: "I'm so sorry."

    Perhaps things will finally start going back to normal around here?
    Darrell's still here freaking out about that IRS agent being on fire....even though that was hours ago.....AND he just committed a murder the other day....So I don't know why he's freaked out.
    Anakin and Juniper aren't phased by what's going on though.
    Meanwhile, the Chief is busy crying at Mario's grave.
    Not Beezleborg's grave, we completely forgot about his funeral.
    Uh oh nerds, it's Luna time again!
    Wait, where's Luna going?
    Ah, just getting a liquor drink I guess.
    Sonya: "So I know magic was your thing growing up, but you think you can teach me how to be a magic person too?"
    Luna: "Hey, I'll never say no to making more magic people!"
    And so after waving her arms around and speaking in a language no one else understands.
    Luna: "Congrats, you're magic. Time for you to learn the basics."
    Sonya: "Sweet."
    Just gotta say, Sonya's got some great neck flexibility.
    We should all be afraid of Sonya knowing magic too.

    Well let's wrap this up.
    So after showing Sonya the ropes about magic, Blanca wanted to sword fight Luna............for some reason.
    Blanca: "Now check this out!"
    While Blanca was busy getting medical treatment for her poor foot, Anakin and Juniper were building sand castles!
    Anakin: "Well well looks like the Master has become the student!"
    Anakin: "Well since I'm a master wizard, I should teach a novice like you some beginner skills."
    Sonya: "Yeah yeah, keep laughing. I'll be better than you in no time at all."
    Anakin: "Listen, I don't even need to look at you to know you're doing it absolutely wrong."
    Later that night, Anakin was watching Blanca dance by the fire.
    Anakin: "Ouch."
    Anakin: "I'm in immense pain.....But I can't deny that I like watching her dance."
    So it was time for sexy times.
    Hope she doesn't get pregnant too.
    Manslaughter: "So since we're both widows we finally have something in common. Wanna get together?"
    Sonya: "Hard pass."
    Manslaughter: "What if I waved my gun around?"
    Sonya: "Still not interested, sorry."
    Manslaughter: "Drats."
  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 1,285 Member
    edited October 16
    San Myshuno in fall... a windblown mural accompanied by windblown leaves

    Indoors, a city toddler and his mom enjoy breakfast: cioppino for baby, kombucha and berries for mom. Sterling and Bess are adorable together. :)

    Yes, Bess aged up and got her makeover... here she is being toasted on her birthday. She earned the trait Free Services cause, y'know, connections.

    Sterling is very helpful. He helps with the insect farm which is just about the most adorable thing ever

    He helps Penny with her work

    and suggests better color choices

    But being at home all day with a toddler does get boring. That thousand-yard stare while the little one tells his tenth story about rainbows... and it's only 10am...
    Good thing they can trade off who works from home each day.

    One thing is clear, little Sterling has the best toddler bathroom view in the whole city.

    Penny aged up too. She earned the trait Entrepreneurial. I felt a little sad changing her out of her trademark dress, but I wasn't sad anymore when I discovered how incredible she looks in this orange number. You can't see them in the photo, but she is also wearing those Cottage Living lace-up heeled shoes. On the right lady, they look very funky instead of frumpy.

    In Bess's previous home her aesthetic included lots of plants and recycled, repurposed and fabricated furniture. So I've been mostly avoiding build/buy in the process of furnishing their large apartment, except for plants. Bess took advantage of the flea market! I think she pretty much bought the whole thing, after haggling

    Bess got promoted. I have waited SO LONG FOR THIS MOMENT
    Finally a meat wall is mine!! Bess is taking very good care of it.

    Bess's ex Jules usually comes around at least once each rotation unable to accept that their relationship is over. Again, Jules?

    Bess decided to invite him over and try to get things on the best-friend track. She had made some fizzy juice with the beetle nuggets from the insect farm. It looked a little suspicious. Who better to try it with than Jules, who she knows from previous experience loves taking risks?

    Bess had a suspicious fizz. There was no way to give or invite Jules to have one.

    In a dazed flurry of happy words, she told Jules all about how amazing he was and how wonderful it was to have him in her life... and just when he thought he might maybe get lucky after all, Bess proposed... that they become best friends.

    Well, Jules decided to accept that offer.
    If you can't have romance, maybe bromance will do.

    Bess decided to toast their best-friendship with another suspicious fizz.
    Jules said, "That stuff looks pretty gnarly, are you sure you should have another one?"
    "Obviously! One was great! Two will be even better! Won't you join me?"
    "Um I don't think so and maybe you shouldn't--"

    Sigh. Jules was trying to look out for you, bro...

    Penny is engrossed in her stylist career. She has an eye both for style and publicity. Using some of her smarts from her previous life in social media, she's decided to launch a vlog about fashion. Ever since I got Get Famous recently, the style influencers in my game (Penny and one in my current game with minisprite) have been changing into these wild outfits for work. I guess this is this season's look? Houndstooth and tall paper hats? Why not?

    "I think this season's look is all about the right hat for the right moment--"
    "Hats! My mom has a hat! Mom's hat!"

    Penny is getting the hang of fashion vlogging

    I guess that video was really good?

    Penny showed up (with Diego) for the Starlight Accolades. But she couldn't get in the door.

    She tried to sweet-talk the bouncer, who was okay with letting her in, but he said her friend had to go.

    The bouncer was Geoffrey Landgraab for some reason.

    She still couldn't get in though. So she tried to convince Geoffrey again to let her in. He said, she didn't need to convince him, he already had agreed to let her in. But obviously that was a lie as she still got routing failures trying to enter the building.

    Welp, what does an aspiring vlogger do in such circumstances? Vlog it of course!
    "Here we are, and by 'we' I mean myself and my bestie the arts critic Diego Lobo, at the Starlight Accolades! But we have to listen in on them from the front steps while random fans pass out in front of us! Stay tuned for our next update..."

    And no, she didn't win anything.

    Harvestfest! Their place is looking more homey, bit by bit.
    Bess asked, "Hey, do you mind if Victor Feng stops by during dinner?"
    "Victor Feng, the newly elected National Leader Victor Feng?? How do you know him?"
    "I have been helping him with some discreet investments."

    So Penny squealed herself silly over having the National Leader at her apartment. She took lots of pictures. Her followers better squeal themselves silly, too.

    Aw Bess, I understand the feeling, but in this universe the aliens haven't taught us advanced reproductive technology yet.

    Oh, guess what, there's another baby on the way, but not for Penny and Bess, for another family...

    I can't wait to meet this one.

    Tales of San Myshuno
    Posting in What Happened In Your Game Today. Index in link here

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    The Slacklater family's adventures in the Diminish the Torment Challenge, and how you can play too...

  • mia_noelle97mia_noelle97 Posts: 532 Member
    Didn't play for long today because I ended up going CC shopping instead. I did play my Covington legacy for a little bit, here's a picture I got of Astrid riding her broom.
  • MelanieScribblesMelanieScribbles Posts: 144 Member
    So lately, I've been giving somer townies a makeover, while changing their traits to either fit their pre-made lore better or help their careers. I dunno, I've just been cringing at them while they walk past a Sim of mine. I mean, I just looked at Izzy Fabulous and thought 'How are you going to style other Sims looking like that?' Also, it makes sense to me that a Sim starting with a Fortune aspiration either has the High-Maintenance or Snob traits instead of Perfectionist. And after I'm done with the townies in CAS, I tend to just play the NPC households for a bit so I can give their houses a glow-up as well. It helps them promote in their careers while I'm at it: some of these townies can't even pay their bills. So yeah, I basically improve their entire life.

    And I was going for the Pancakes household today.
    I changed Eliza's traits to Neat, Materialistic, and High-Maintenance. And bb Got Slob, Lazy, and Goofball.

    I actually had a bit of a storyline in mind for them. Reading their premade description, I think their story can go for two ways. Either they stay together or they divorce: I went for the latter. I thought it would be funny if Eliza changed her last name back to what I headcanon to be her maiden name: Waffles. Bob and Eliza both end up finding new partners, and end up having kids with this new spouse. However, old bitterness lasts, and a family fued ensues. I dunno, I thought it would be funny to just have a Waffles versus Pancakes thing going on, and I was feeling silly enough to actually go through with it. It turned out that the household actually won the lottery when I started them up, so I gave both of them half of the money in the divorce. I actually flipped up a coin to see who would get the Pancakes last name, and Bob won every coin flip I did on the matter. The dicorce already happened: Eliza started an argument, and this was the day that Bob finally grew a spine an told her off. Well, getting criticized on his woohoo techniques will do that to a man, I suppose.... Eliza actually dumped him over that.

    I'm kind of going for a bit of a family theme on both: the Pancakes are going to enjoy te simpler things in life: good food, family, and a comfortable living environment is important to them. If it isn't cozy and convivial, then the Pancakes would say that you haven't really lived your life yet. The thing is: they're lazy, good luck getting them off the couch once they've settled in. While the Waffles are going to be sort of the Landgraabs of Willow Creek: they enjoy the finer things in life, and live by Eliza's preferred jetset lifestyle. Success, prestige, and social standing are important to them, and they're ambitious. But they kind of look down on Bob's family and other people they consider 'plebians': Bob isn't wrong when he says that they're massive snobs. So the Pancakes will have either the Lazy trait or Slob trait carry on as a flaw, while the Waffles will have either Snob or Materialistic as a flaw.

    Eliza packed her bags for Umbrage Manor, while Bob got Pique Hearth: I'm currently busy with giving both houses a makeover before I continue the storyline. I've started on Pique Heart, and I'm almost done with it. I've barely made a dent in Bob's funds, though: my builds are usually expensive since I use the freerealestate cheat a lot, but I think he even ended up with slightly more money then he started with. And then I even bothered with buying kids stuff for the household in advance! Like, the nursery is already fully equipped with toddler-specific toys and all, and the household has items to adjust that nursery into a bedroom for a Child and Teen after that. And Bob still has his half of the lottery money left. Good thing too, because he's not earning enough to fully cover the bills yet. Today, I'm getting started on Umbrage Manor: expect a lot of gold, white and pink. Eliza already spent a bit on actually getting the house, but I think that she'll have more then enough money to redecorate it once I sell the old furniture.
  • Metior_IceMetior_Ice Posts: 1,221 Member

    My first thoughts when Cas made the deal: "C'mon Cas at least try to spend some time enjoying life as a merman before you go making deals with a sea witch."

    I know he has to make the deal to fit the story, but he seems like he wouldn't mind life as a merman.
  • haneulhaneul Posts: 1,025 Member
    edited October 16
    Crumplebottom at the club definitely gives TS2 vibes. I'm glad she didn't? attack anyone. I didn't see any viable victims around, though.

    This is a little off-topic for this thread, but I felt sad for Katie, so I'm glad Cassandra did what she could to bring Katie back, despite Katie's initial reluctance/anger. Good luck to Katie remaining safe and avoiding accidents in the future - she's lucky to have powerful friends around if she can't, though. <3

    I understand how you feel about Eco Lifestyle. I have NAPs blocked/disabled/etc. and I haven't had any problems with the EP, but I do live in fear that one day I will come across a lot that was a victim of sharing-is-caring or something else.
    You have wonderful sims and settings... and everything. :)
    Wow, thank you.

    Your teens always seem to be plagued by storms and fire when they camp in Granite Falls, but everyone survived and also had a good time? I'm sure they can also tell stories of their bravery in the face of fire to their own children and grandchildren when they're older. Gage can couple it with his tales of Bigfoot. :D Cecilia seems to really embody being non-committal, unfortunately, but best of luck to Knox and his new life.
    But Francesca….
    Rosie caught her toddler cussing out Grace
    I don't know why this is hilarious to me. Those tots are handfuls. I love your ranch too! I like how you designed it to give Gage his own space.
    Adelise is such a devoted mother! I do feel bad about her marriage with Asher though. He seems to be so narcissistic. I say she deserves better, but only she can make that decision. It sounds like he’d be a difficult guy to get away from….
    Thanks for your comment. I really appreciate this kind of feedback, and I agree about Asher. He's not that bad and Adelise actually likes him now, but he's also not the sort of partner you'd want a friend or family to have. As far as him being difficult to get away from, maybe… but I don't think he could cross those lines and explore that kind of behavior without ending up in a place where he gets deleted.

    @auricio288 How many sims does your sim want to date? I see that he's already doing well with 3.

    Glad to see that Ben has something of a conscience and is trying to help around the farm a little, but Nando… I'm curious as to why he doesn't like Wally or what happened between Neyla and Wally before. He seems okay and passionately concerned about her wild animal problem. Junior's cute too.
    She took a jab, and sarcastically told him, she was happy he found someone he wanted to have kids with. Wally knew what she was referencing and embarrassingly said, he used to say alot of stupid things before.
    Yikes. Now I have an idea about what happened between them before too…

    @Sablesasha Looks like Magnolia Promenade had some interesting neighborhood action plans enacted. :D

    @Beardedgeek Lovely pictures of Britechester in winter. It is beautiful! And congrats to Brigitte. It's impressive that graduating with an A+ in everything isn't worth mentioning.

    @sinnyonce Any reason for Judith's overalls? It's a fitting outfit for cleaning her defaced tile, but seems very different from her typical style.

    @sunblond Lots of weddings in your post. I hope the best for the couples, but I'm most curious about Maaike and Hugo. Hugo isn't the nicest sim, and I agree with Jeannie that she may be a bit old for him. Wow. Bryan Connelly is indeed genetically gifted. :D

    I appreciated the background on how Jeannie ended up with Akira. I also leave a lot (well, everything outside of my main household) to MCCC. I hope you enjoy playing with more spontaneity.

    The challenge is playing out exactly how I expected. With his dads making so much money and building such a huge house, the bills are starting to get expensive. When Lir starts the Blue Tail Arc, he'll be level one in the conservationist career and making money to pay these bills will be a real challenge. He won't have his dads to help him.
    Are you going to give him any reward traits to help or have him struggle through it? From your other households, I know you're a master at generating funds when needed.
    So, my question for everyone else telling stories. How do you tell your sim stories? Do you give them a strict outline for a story you have planned for them, or do you let them be themselves and interpret who they are and tell their story from there?
    For me there's no pre-play outline and I generally let them be themselves and interpret who they are from there. I said in another thread that I try to approach my sims as a journalist or historian would (as opposed to approaching them as a director or producer would). I may plan events, but I don't stage things. Sometimes, I have ideas like, "If this kid is X, we'll do Y." But then the kid will be Z, and the ideas won't go anywhere from the beginning. But since I do play the game and think that just watching my sims go about 100% autonomously would be boring for me, I have some control over things (at least for the sims in the 1 household I play).

    Like Dawn in my game picked Antonio. He never autonomously proposed, so I didn't force it. She wanted to get married, so she proposed… :)

    Fier Legacy - <3<3 (lots of pictures)
    Intro & Past Posts in Spoiler
    The Fiers are a vampire family led by an arrogant and socially awkward megalomaniac named Asher who, among other things, hopes to have 100 children. As of now, he's had 17. The youngest five (minus #17) recently became young adults and are discovering the perks of university, so Asher's ready to move on from the life he's built with them in Sulani. Even though everyone is into pursuing an eco lifestyle and protecting the environment and even though Asher employed some draconian conservation policies while working as a top-level conservationist, he's done with that kind of tiny living stuff and had a (gaudy flamboyant) palace built in San Myshuno, where he recently relocated his family and where he intends to raise the next generation of his children.

    Fier Legacy Introduction

    1. Teenage Lifeguard (Delmarya)
    2. Living Her Best Life (Adelise)
    3. Night on the Town
    4. Day of Fier P1
    5. Day of Fier P2
    6. Happy Birthday P1 (Dawn)
    7. Happy Birthday P2 (Dawn)
    8. A First Kiss (Dawn)
    9. Conservationism and a Death Flower for Deli
    10. Vampire Population Control (Asher)
    11. Happy Birthday (Delmarya)
    12. Merry Winterfest
    13. Ambitious Dysis
    14. Gen 4 Enrolls in University
    15. Relaxation? Before University
    16. New Year's Eve
    17. Sulani Bonfire
    18. Midnight Encounter (Delmarya)
    19. Deli Strikes Out (Delmarya)
    20. One Americano and Two Slices of Bread (Delmarya)
    21. Lovestruck Procrastination Queen (Dysis)
    22. Balancing Love and Academics (Dysis)
    23. Saying Goodbye P1
    24. Saying Goodbye P2
    25. Forcing Fun at Foxbury (Dysis)
    26. First Impression = Great, Second Impression = Trash (Delmarya)
    27. Asher's Incompetence (Asher)
    28. A Productive Day
    29. A Day for Love P1 (Dysis)
    30. A Day for Love P2 (Delmarya)
    31. Asher's Advice and Planning a Date
    32. Only the Ice Cream Was Pure Perfection? (Delmarya)
    33. Debating Firsts (Darius)
    34. Limited Romance at the Romance Festival (Delmarya)
    35. Happy Lunar New Year P1 (Delmarya)
    36. Happy Lunar New Year P2 (Asher)
    37. Aster's Past (Delmarya)
    38. Reservations About Everything (Delmarya)
    39. Moving On (from Sulani to San Myshuno)
    40. First Days in San Myshuno
    41. The Spice Festival is too Hot
    42. New Life on the Way
    43. First Fourth Generation Fier Graduates
    44. Enjoying Change & Anticipating More
    45. Joie de Vivre (Delmarya)
    46. Things Are Still Great?
    47. Dysis' Graduation
    48. So Pleased to Meet You
    49. A Park Outing and a Secret Date
    50. A Tale of Two Toddlers
    51. Workaholic Dreams of Becoming an Angel (Investor)
    52. Potty Training and Sickeningly Saccharine Lines
    53. First Kiss (Delmarya)
    54. The End of a Generation
    55. A Funeral for Two
    56. Though She Be but Little She Is Fierce (Elmire)
    57. Who's Getting Married?
    58. A Proposal at Dusk
    59. Adelise's Daughter Elmire
    The Dawn of Her "Happily Ever After"

    Dawn was not the type to wait for the "perfect" opportunity before doing something. Now definitely wasn't the ideal time to get married because she still had a term or so left of college and didn't even have a job on the horizon, but she went for things when they felt right (not perfect). Now getting married felt right, so she was going for it.

    Dawn had been dating her boyfriend for a long time, had already proposed to him and even been engaged for a bit, so why not move on to the actual wedding and (hopefully) "happily ever after"?

    The key question remaining was, "What type of wedding?" An elaborate fairy-tale wedding on the beach? In a forest?

    She fantasized about it a little bit, but in the end, she and her husband-to-be decided to keep things simple. Planning something over-the-top would take too long, ruin her anti-perfectionist vibes, and not do anything to make the day more special (because she was already marrying the love of her life and receiving hundreds of thousands of simoleons/a house as a wedding gift from their parents—delays caused by more flowers or a more spectacular setting were not wanted and would not be tolerated).

    The ceremony went smoothly! ♥ It was held on Windenburg Island at the historic Mayflower Inn (designed by DevonBumpkin).

    Bride and groom returned to Dawn's former home in San Myshuno for pictures.

    Unfortunately, her father, who was in charge of taking some of the wedding photos, couldn't keep it together and caused a slight scene by freaking out.

    His daughter, Dawn, who was literally a child 2.75 seconds ago or so it had seemed, had married and was moving out? No. Undo. Stop. Delete. Rewind. It was too soon and completely unnecessary. Why was she even moving? His house was huge, with plenty of unused space. Son-in-law could move in. If the couple wanted, he could even design another wing for them. And to think that ALL of his other children (except of course Elmire who was just a toddler) would probably also be looking to move out soon. Was there a way to put a stop to ALL of it?

    If he killed Antonio, Dawn wouldn't leave?⁠—Except of course she would and she'd likely hate her father who killed her husband too, so that wasn't a viable option? He could arrange an "accident" instead, but if he got caught... It was unfortunate that his ideas to end this were fantasies that would likely never work.

    For the moment, Asher resigned himself to telling her to visit often.

    The newlyweds moved to a new home designed by the renowned SimLicy in Sulani where Dawn had grown up and where Antonio lived before getting married.

    Extras - I never shared Dawn's Artbreeder image, so here it is, a more realistic and slightly younger version of her:
  • Metior_IceMetior_Ice Posts: 1,221 Member
    edited October 16
    @haneul I'm happy for Dawn. I think it's great she proposed.

    For Lir, my approach to income will be to explore new possibilities. Lir will be following in the fins of the other seven princes.

    Dylan is the creative twin, and a marine biologist. So, Lir has it easy up until he tries to make money the way Zephyr does.

    You see, out of the two twins, Dylan is the money maker. His song writing, book royalties, and painting will bring in tens of thousands more simoleons than Zephyr's Plug In Apps and Video Games.

    Yes, Zephyr contributes by creating his own video games with the programming skill. But, Dylan and Zeph have interdependent traits and abilities. My twins are always at their best when they are together.

    I'd trust Dylan with making money, and I would trust Zeph's judgement when it comes to spending it.

    As for reward traits, I'm actually specifically avoiding traits that reduce bills or speed up career leveling up. I did give Lir the creative visionary trait, but that's only because Lir is a genuinely creative sim. He takes after his fathers in that regards.

    He might make more money by creating art for a time, but he'll be focusing on his careers for each challenge plus whatever goal I made up. I think he has to complete certain tasks, but I can't remember all of them.

    For now, Lir's challenge goals are to

    get an A in high school

    have 3 character values (Positive or Negative)

    Live in a house that completes two of the mansion baron aspiration milestones

    and He's limited to content from Parenthood, Island Living, and the Base Game

    So far, he's surprised me. Lir's Character Values are in the positive for Well Mannered, Emotional Control, and Conflict Resolution. He'll get the Responsible Trait, but it takes effort for a sim to be Irresponsible.

    I know Lir is having teenage drama with his dads, but it's actually all the arguing he does with his dads that developed his conflict resolution. Who knew a mean interaction could lead to such strong positive results. He often wins the arguments he has with others and gets energized. When he apologizes for upsetting another sim, it raises the conflict resolution into the positive. He's given his dads the hurt sentiment a couple times and apologized already. He's also helped to solve a lot of problems between my rotation sims and townies.

    So, a Teen going through the Mean Streak phase is the perfect time to be mean and apologize later.
  • Metior_IceMetior_Ice Posts: 1,221 Member
    edited October 16
    If I remember correctly, the hardest part of the challenge I made up is completing an aspiration. You see, I actually haven't finished a single aspiration within 28 sim days. There's always something that prevents me from finishing it.

    For Jack, it took so much time to build the farm that I never completed the aspiration for him.

    For Alen, I didn't have enough ghost pets.

    For Aiden, I got very close, but I don't think he was able to finish his aspiration either. Aiden was one of the easiest to make money with. He basically turned bits and pieces into money, trash into gold.

    Jason will be the biggest challenge. The Social Media career does not pay the bills, and I think Jason would struggle without Whitley's help.

    Akira will pretty much make his money as a Yoga instructor, but I had things figured out before playing him.

    Dylan and Zephyr will have a two part arc because reaching the top of a career will take a lot of effort and time.
  • sinnyoncesinnyonce Posts: 73 Member
    haneul wrote: »
    @sinnyonce Any reason for Judith's overalls? It's a fitting outfit for cleaning her defaced tile, but seems very different from her typical style.

    @haneul I didn't dress her, the townie fashion generator did.

  • mia_noelle97mia_noelle97 Posts: 532 Member
    Still playing with the Covingtons

    Clara talked to her stuffed cat to work on her communication skill

    Astrid experimented on the cauldron in the basement. When I added the basement they didn't have enough money for wallpaper and flooring. Luckily that got fixed pretty quickly
    Morgyn practiced some practical magic so he could learn all of the spells he doesn't know yet

    It was New Year's Eve, so Astrid and Morgyn watched the countdown together


    Happy New Year!

    The next morning, Astrid didn't have much time to make breakfast before work, so she used delicioso to make a plate of mac and cheese appear

    Clara helped herself to some grand breakfast that was leftover from Winterfest

    Morgyn made some fruit salad and Mia decided to sit in the bowl while he was making it

    Morgyn played with Clara

    Astrid and Morgyn got a cow. Her name is Bluebell. I figured they could make some extra money selling her milk and also possibly use the milk to cut down on the cost of cooking a bit. I'm not going to turn on Simple Living, though.

    The next day, as soon as Astrid got home from work, she went into labor

    It's a boy! His name is Simon

    Some random townie started digging through Astrid and Morgyn's trash

    One of the cats woke Clara up so Morgyn read her back to sleep

    Pretty soon, it was time for Simon to age up. Here he is as a toddler
  • HillyBethHillyBeth Posts: 3,105 Member
    Switched over to Hadley's old family home yesterday and her grandparents, now close to passing away have moved back in with their son. The whole family flew out to Del Sol Valley to meet Hadley and Hudson's new baby, Ryan Matthew Hammond. He was named after his great-grandfather(middle-named for his great-great-grandfather)

    Great-grandparents Ryan and Katherine Cole snuggling their great-grandson <3

    Proud grandparents Ben and Alison Cole

    Uncle Asher giving his nephew some advice. LOL!!
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  • DoodlyDoofusDoodlyDoofus Posts: 970 Member
    edited October 18
    In today's update, it's Darrell's best day ever, and his worst day ever.

    Several months after the latest update, wonder what everyone is celebrating for here.
    Anakin: "Congratulations to everyone for surviving the last how many months with a very hormonal Sonya living here!"
    Darrell: "We are truly the luckiest people in the world!"
    Blanca: "Oh cripes, Sonya's here. Act natural."
    Anakin: "Sick tan."
    Sonya: "Thanks."

    First, time for Darrell's best day.
    Chief Manslaughter: "Alright everyone, just want to address a very important issue."
    Manslaughter: "There aren't many of us left."
    Manslaughter: "I propose we start recruiting people! I want each of you to venture out into the nuclear wastes to find people who want to join us-"
    Sonya: "Not doing it."
    Blanca: "I have a child to support."
    Anakin: "I'm just scared."
    Later that day, Anakin wanted to know if Sonya wanted some more magic lessons.
    Sonya: "No thanks, I already mastered spellcraft. Check this out."
    Sonya: "Poof, I cloned myself."
    Anakin: "Curses, I can't even clone myself!"
    Sonya: "Alright clone, start cleaning the place."
    Anakin: "What happened to your sick tan and your baby bump?"
    Sonya: "Probably just a glitch, I'll get back to normal soon."
    Darrell: "Two Sonya's? I don't know if this is a dream come true or a nightmare."
    Sonya: "I don't know, I think my clone might actually accept your advances."
    Darrell: "Really?"
    Sonya Clone: "Yeah, I only have 24 hours to live. Might as well live it up."
    And everyone cheered Darrell on as he finally got lucky.
    Very lucky.
    It has now peaked for Darrell. It's all downhill from here.
    There, the tan and the bump are back. Sonya's back to normal....and now makes it easier to tell the difference between her and the clone.

    Now for Darrell's worst day ever.
    Darrell: "Boy, that was probably the nicest thing Sonya has ever done."
    Sonya Clone: "Don't get used to it."
    Later, the real Sonya wanted to have a meditation class.
    Sonya: "Sorry you have to be out there, Blanca."
    Blanca: "None taken."
    Manslaughter: "Well kid, we were the only ones not invited to the meditation circle."
    Yay! Quality time with Uncle Manslaughter!
    Anakin: "Hey Darrell, got a question for you."
    Anakin: "Is there someone standing behind me? And if so, how scary is he?"
    Darrell: "Yes, and he's not that scary."
    Darrell: "Never mind, he's terrifying."
    Darrell: "Perhaps we can solve this issue with words."
    Anakin: "Oh come on, Darrell! Guess I gotta deal with this myself."
    Anakin: "Ah, music to my ears."
    Anakin: "Baby, I have killed a man today."
    Blanca: "I'll remind you to kill people more often."
    Manslaughter: "Good news, Darrell will survive his injury."
    Sonya: "Let's sing to make him feel better!"
    And so they all sang, poorly.
    Sonya Clone: "I know how to make you feel better!"
    Darrell: "This is the worst day ever."

    Told you it was bad.
    Looks like Juniper was crying at Mario's grave. Me too Juni, me too.
    Meanwhile, Sonya's Clone was spending her last few hours of existence crying at Beezleborg's grave.....Yeah, she's certainly not the real Sonya.
    Well Sonya's clone has vanished into eternity. The REAL Sonya decided to play this piano even though she's never played it before. What's the worst that could happen?
    Oh cripes, she's amazing.
    Everyone else agreed as well.
    Anakin: "I feel like she could do wonders if she put her super human abilities to good use."
    Inspired by Sonya's piano skills, Anakin went to go cut the bonsai tree.
    Oh cripes was he inspired.
    Anakin: "Perhaps Sonya's true power is inspiration."
    Inspired by Sonya's new tan, Blanca attempted to get one as well.....But she burnt.
    The Chief and Darrell however, are perfectly browned.
    Unfortunately the game won't let a certain someone tan since his dead skin doesn't do that. Poor Anakin.
    Manslaughter: "Alright everyone, I'm calling this meeting for an important reason."
    Anakin: "Is it because The Blood God's minions keep showing up to terrorize us?"
    Manslaughter: "Exactly! The Blood God is our greatest enemy in the Nuclear wastes and we need to be carefu-"
    Manslaughter: "Sigh, let me take care of this."
    And so the Chief lit that Blood God Minion up like a Christmas tree.
    Manslaughter: "Anyways, we need to do something about the Blood God."
    Luna: "Heh heh yeah! I hate the Blood God! By the way, I just got here."
    Manslaughter: "Okay sweet, it's agreed that we will all venture to the Blood God's compound and kill him!"
    Darrell: "We didn't agree to that!"
    Manslaughter: "Shut up, Darrell. Now I wanna warn you, no one who has gone to the Blood God's compound has come back alive. I guarantee at least some of us will die......Darrell........But that's a risk we must take to-."
    Luna: "Let me take care of this one."
    Minion: "BLOOD FOR THE BLO-"
    Luna: "Yeah, I can suck the souls out of people. Pretty cool eh?"
    Sonya: "It's kinda nice to have everyone freaking out about someone else killing people every now and then."
  • mia_noelle97mia_noelle97 Posts: 532 Member
    Still playing my Covington legacy!

    Simon and Clara played in their room

    And Astrid read a tome she found
    Just discovered that spellcasters can use scruberoo on both the cow and the barn. It definitely has been saving a lot of time.

    Astrid got the whim to try for another baby

    And she's pregnant again! I don't think I want them to have any more kids after this one.

    Clara woke up angry because she was hungry.

    After she ate and wasn't angry anymore, she talked to the cat

    Astrid had a day off from work, so she made sure to take care of Bluebell and then went to the Magic Realm

    Astrid and Morgyn are excited for another baby even though there's not much space for it. They plan on trying to save some money to expand the house.

    Pretty soon, it was time for Clara to age up

    Clara did her homework. Since she's the oldest child, she's probably going to be the heir unless I change my mind.

    Since her parents both had to go to work, Clara fed and milked Bluebell

    It was Love Day, so Astrid and Morgyn went on a date after they got home from work.

    The next morning, Clara was the first to wake up, so she took care of Bluebell

    There was no real food in the fridge, so Simon got to have cake for breakfast

    Clara and Morgyn watched tv together. It was a Saturday so no one had school or work.

    Later that day, the baby was born. It's a girl, her name is Alice.
  • ChuChuExpressChuChuExpress Posts: 1,910 Member
    Cowplant feeding time and animal husbandry time.
    A picture only section!
    Kelvin Albright and Amy Lyles visit Dianthus Hall!
    Princess Roddy invited Kelvin Albright, Tania Albright, Amy Lyles and Regina Lyles over to Dianthus Hall. Kelvin Albright ran over to Princess Roddy. 'Hello Princess Roddy!' Kelvin said, cheerfully. 'Hello, little Kelvin! How are you doing?' the princess asked. 'I'm doing fine! Me and daddy have been sledding a lot in Yukimatsu!' Kelvin replied. 'Bet that was fun!' Princess Roddy said, cheerfully. He gave Kelvin a big hug:
    Upstairs, in Hamish's bedroom, Regina and Amy Lyles were chatting to Hamish:
    Amy then made her way downstairs. She gave Kelvin a great, big hug:
    Amy sweetly kissed Kelvin's cheek. Regina chuckled. She knew Amy was fond of Kelvin. The two toddlers then played in the snow outside, with Regina and Tania keeping an eye on them. Afterwards, Kelvin and Amy came back inside. Princess Roddy smiled. Amy Lyles ran over to Princess Roddy and gave him a big hug:
    She sweetly kissed the princess's cheek. Princess Roddy giggled. he then changed into his feminine formal dress and applied his makeup. Princess Roddy sang 'Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star' as he played the piano. Kelvin and Amy listened:
    The toddlers enjoyed that! Later on, it was time to go home for Kelvin and Tania Albright, and Amy and Regina Lyles. 'Bye bye, Princess Roddy!' the pair said in unison. 'Hope to see you again, little ones!' the princess replied. He watched as Tania Albright took Kelvin Albright back to Mt Komorebi, and Regina Lyles took Amy Lyles back to Serene Hearth in Oasis Springs.
    Chick cuddles and more animal husbandry!
    Another picture only section!
    Painting in Tiffany's art room!
    I designed an art studio for Tiffany Furystrykar!
    Tiffany Furystrykar started painting:
    And then she finished!
    She was happy to have a permanent space for her easel.
    Sims 4 Family: Benjamin, Wendy, Chloe, Shine, Tiffany, Princess Roddy, Sophia and Hamish Furystrykar. Princess Roddy is my avatar, and he's a boy!
    Let those smiles spread!
  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 1,345 Member
    I feel like I'm going to have to have a Sim in one of my saves be called Lucy Henley! The original Lucy Henley was one of six kids born in a Sims 3 family that I had years ago. I have absolutely zero memory of what she looked like or what her traits were. So it'd be cool to have a Sims 4 version.
    Sims 3 Families: Jenningses, Delaunays
    Sims 4 Stories: Sulani at Heart, Magical Mastersons

    Mastersons Thread: Magical Mastersons: A Ginger Spellcaster Family

    Sulani at Heart Thread: Sulani at Heart

    My blog: Lucy_Henley's Sims Stories
  • MelanieScribblesMelanieScribbles Posts: 144 Member
    So today, I did some more work on my Pancakes versus Waffles family feud storyline: I spent some time in CAS to make both Bob and Eliza new partners to marry, and I'm just going to take some time to introduce those today.

    Let's start off with introducing one of the founders of the Waffles family: Eliza's new boyfriend, Reese.
    He's an up-and-coming business mogul with equally high standards to her: He has the Snob, Ambitious and Self-Assured traits. His starting aspiration is Fabulously Wealthy, and he's currently in the Business career at the Assistant Manager level. I'm planning to have him take the Management branch when appropriate. The relationship started out a little rocky due to Eliza being a bit fussy in the beginnning, but they ended up being soulmates. He's yet to propose, but he's recently moved into Umbrage Manor with Eliza. So for now, they're just enjoying their time as an exclusive couple. He already dislikes Bob, so the feud from the Waffles' side of the equation is starting to get off the ground.

    And then there's Bob's new girlfriend, Ginger.
    I'm actually a bit proud of how she turned out: I was just messing around with making her look like more of a curvy girl but still cute, and she just turned out looking so downright adorable. I'm honestly going to love playing this Sim. She's a kind and outgoing woman, and she's the 'glass is half-full' kind of girl. Family is quite important to her, and she wants nothing more then to find Mr Right, start a family, and live a simple life. She works as a barista at the Bean Blender level: she has the Lazy, Family-Oriented and Cheerful traits. Bob instantly knew she was the one: their relationship went up way faster then Reese and Eliza's. And while she hasn't moved into Pique Hearth yet, the 'Try for Baby' interaction came up in the socialization options at random lately... So I might have to merge households soon! :D She hasn't met Eliza or Reese yet, so I'll have to work on getting that part of the feud started.

    They both have sort of weird last names at the moment, but that doesn't matter all that much since the plan is that they'll just be taking either the Pancake or Waffle last names after marriage. I'm just working on getting some proposals and marriages done: both couples are already at Soulmates level, with both the Friendly and romantic meters maxed out. So it's really a matter of me building some nice locations for them to do the proposals at. I already have everything planned, so I can't wait to make builds that'll result in some nice screenshots. I already re-did some premade locations for the purposes of the storyline: the Sand Bar in Sulani got a makeover already, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.
  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 1,345 Member
    I downloaded a nice wedding dress from TSR a while ago. In addition to everyday and formal, it also appears as a cold weather outfit option. I’ve seen a few Sims wearing it. So they’re wearing a fancy, lacy maxi dress in the snow. Not exactly practical haha. I’m going to have to go into Sims 4 Studio and disable it as a cold weather option. It’s rather a fancy choice for every day, but some Sims just are the kind of person who’d wear it every day.
    Sims 3 Families: Jenningses, Delaunays
    Sims 4 Stories: Sulani at Heart, Magical Mastersons

    Mastersons Thread: Magical Mastersons: A Ginger Spellcaster Family

    Sulani at Heart Thread: Sulani at Heart

    My blog: Lucy_Henley's Sims Stories
  • mia_noelle97mia_noelle97 Posts: 532 Member
    A somewhat short update today because I didn't play for very long

    Clara was very excited to meet her new baby sister

    Later, Morgyn, Astrid, and Clara went to the library in Britechester because Morgyn needed to work on his research and debate skill for work
    Clara and Astrid played some chess together

    Morgyn also practiced debate on the podium, which I had to add in build mode. I forget the EA version of this library doesn't have podiums because I always use lilsimsie's renovation. I'll probably place that soon.

    Astrid practiced magic for a bit

    Then, she went to the Magic Realm to find some other spellcasters to duel for her aspiration. I was afraid dueling was bugged because she didn't have the option last time she went to the Magic Realm but it was because she was pregnant at the time. Now that she's not pregnant anymore, she was able to duel with Simeon this time around, unfortunately she didn't win.

    The next day, it was time for Alice to become a toddler

    And it was also time for Morgyn to age up into an adult
  • ChuChuExpressChuChuExpress Posts: 1,910 Member
    @mia_noelle97, page 913
    Aww, Alice looks cute!
    Sims 4 Family: Benjamin, Wendy, Chloe, Shine, Tiffany, Princess Roddy, Sophia and Hamish Furystrykar. Princess Roddy is my avatar, and he's a boy!
    Let those smiles spread!
  • Metior_IceMetior_Ice Posts: 1,221 Member
    @haneul Of course Asher would contemplate murdering his son-in-law because his daughter was moving out! :D That's the most logical way to think about the situation... :D

    Total sarcasm, and this is a moment where I wish text had sound. lol. I loved the wedding update.
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