Saturday, 30 June 2012

Caliente, Dina- Round 5- House 3

Dina's initial wishes are to reach the top of the Criminal career (which is also her LTW), to invite Dustin over so she can play with him, and for Midnight the cat to get a promotion.

Her husband Magnus wants to reach the top of his career in Medicine (his LTW too), to hustle at pool, get fit and have his cat get promoted. Fortune sims! (rolls eyes).

Their eldest son Vito the Knowledge sim wants to get skills and go to college, see Midnight get a promotion and get himself fit.

The 'risky' twins Arianna and Mario who appeared as Dina was just approaching old age want to be cuddled/talked to/played with and sung to by their parents, as well as wanting to grow up well.

 Dina has all the skills/friends she needs for a promotion- she just has to wait for her shift to roll around and so spends her time with the twins teaching them skills and getting to be best friends with them. (For routing ease I used the room dividers and plonked 2 cots downstairs- the family will have to move next round- they need more space).

Vito reached the top of teen career and bagged himself another scholarship.

                                   He's happy working on his skills.

                      Midnight got a promotion and everyone is happy!

The twins became kids- they both cheat terribly at chess! I have to get them to play singularly to skill or it takes too long with them constantly accusing (and rightly so!) each other.

Marcus got his promotion. His new LTW is to become a Rock God. That's more suited to his 'Mr Big' personality. He finds the job straight away on the computer and starts the next day.

Dina forgot what an awful cook she is and set fire to the kitchen. Good job Marcus was there to save the day.

The next day she finally went to her shift and got promoted! It took her so long to get this LTW, I may or may not go for the next- I think it was 'have 6 pets reach TOC'. :D

Magnus is training Midnight in other commands. She was in the showbiz career but after reaching the top she's now moved into security, where she was fired the first day thanks to a chance card but got back in for the next shift.

Mario and Arianna have friends over after school where they enjoy a game of 'Don't wake the Llama'. Arianna is 'Gaming' orientated as a hobby while Mario, like his brother is into fitness.

and as soon as Vito maxed his body skill he headed off to college as it was all he wanted to do.

Vito moved in with Hans Goth, where they invited Lucas Burb out of the dorm to join them and he spent his first semester sorting out his major and settling in. Lucas is already in his Sophomore year and others may join the house this round if they so desire it when I get to their turn!

Arianna celebrated her first A+, she's quite grumpy but very outgoing and active.

                 Magnus is working on creativity for his promotion....

                      He had a chance card I'd never seen before....

                             Glad to say he picked the right one!

                     He celebrated his birthday later that day.

around the same time that I noticed Dina had completed her Lifetime Aspiration benefits panel!

When she's in need of a quick fix she always wants to sell Lemonade!

As the weekend began the twins invited friends over and played dress up. They had a fun game of The Princess and the Dragon.

Magnus finished a great week by completing his second Lifetime want!


Dina- wanted to reach TOC, also wanted to blog hobby (Arts and Crafts). Her 'true hobby' is Nature- she has a Bronze in Gardening. Next week in her new house I hope to get that to Gold. She had 'little' wants this week- to blog, talk to sim, have cat get promoted, praise cat, command cat, sell lemonade. She had a random want to buy a hot spring, so worth 4,000 asp points I locked that for when she moves. :)

Magnus- probably the star of the week- 2 promotions, taught Midnight at least 3 commands. Had wishes to talk about hobby, sell lemonade, get skills (for promotions) and invite his friends over to talk/play/dance etc.

Vito- all he wanted were skills and college- so I did one to get the other. He's maxed 3 skills and has 8/9 in all the rest.

Mario and Arianna- usual toddler wants, as kids they wanted to praise and command Midnight, to make friends, make and sell lemonade, get A+'s and talk about their hobbies.

This entire family seem Fortune orientated- it'll be interesting to see what the twins roll when they turn teens next time.

Next house is the Vampire Nina Caliente!

oh! On a quick note of that- whilst checking through Dina's phone book to make a new friend (she now has at least 12 of her own) I noticed that Mary Gavigan is now a vampire!  eek- I have no idea when that happened or who turned her. heh.

Goth- Round 5- House 2

Welcome back to The Goth's!

Cassandra wants to max her hobby in Art & Crafts and get in the zone, she also wants to see a ghost and play with Don, and flirt with Don! (I've no idea where that came from!).

her husband Nicholas wants to get level 9 in logic, then invite his friend Jessica Picasso over and play with/entertain her.

Their Romance orientated daughter Samantha shows a want for college (odd)- to see Marsha Bruenig's ghost?!... and to be best friends and sneak out with one of her friends she met on holiday last time.

Ok.. so I checked Samantha's friend status and she has minus 100 with both Beau and Marsha Bruenig. Hmm... Samantha was there at Sue's Kitchen a lot when Marsha was eating her way through 200 grilled cheese sandwiches... I wonder if Samantha is jealous about that? I don't recall any fights- maybe she didn't like them taking all the Head Chef's time up. :D

Twins Hans and Campbell have wishes for A+'s. Hans wants to praise and play with his dog Grizzle as well as Grow up well. Campbell wants to get skill level 5 in creativity (he maxed mechanical last round) and invite a friend over to play.

So Cassandra invited Don over and played with him. Luckily (as Kaylynn the maid chose that moment to enter the lot), the 'flirt' want rolled away and was replaced with admire/entertain/ etc etc. Job done- go home Don. :)

It didn't take Cassandra long to get in the zone either, and she now wants to max creativity and sell a masterpiece.

It's hard for Nicholas to get his skills when Mortimer is intent on scaring him- a lot! I took him inside to the chess table to finish off... I do love the added 'danger' of the telescope and possible abduction though! Didn't happen, :(

Samantha got herself a blind date with her parents unlimited funds... heh.

Having now had lots of experience with Romance sims I have Samantha meet someone new every day, befriend them and work up to best friends as soon as possible! (It's pretty much her wishes anyway).

The twins play Mary Mack in the snow- how funny is this picture?! That snow is deep.

Later that day they grew up! Cute, but I've no idea where Campbell's bumpy ol' nose came from! Campbell rolled Pleasure (Lifetime want- 50 first dates- yikes!), and Hans rolled Family- (Lifetime want- graduate 3 kids from college).

Cassandra had an opportunity for an outing and so took the newly teenaged boys with her to meet and greet. Hans there is meeting Sharlene something-or-other, she was Don Lothario's 20th 'woohoo'... :)

Samantha brought David Ottomas home from work and then asked him on a date- what a gooey look on his face!

In between the fun though the family get down to serious skills and homework. Nicholas is working his way through the Architecture career. I didn't get the boys teen jobs as they didn't spin wishes for one.

Hans got Grizzle a job and set about teaching him some new skills. Cassandra in the background getting back to Floristry (which she started in round 1- heh).

There she goes. She makes some snapdragons to put by everyone's beds- I love that they can get up in the morning and get straight on with whatever rather than wasting time bathing/eating.  (This is a household too busy for the mundane!).

Campbell took a fancy to Ginger Newson and asked her on a date...

During the date he wanted to 'go steady' with her... so I obliged. It can only end in heartbreak eh? 

His twin, Hans (although a Family sim) has got a college want- even when I take him off lot it doesn't roll away. I figure if it's still there at the weekend then I'll send him. Meantime I'm getting him skilled up for some scholarships just in case- he wants skills a lot anyway in between training Grizzle. Samantha and Campbell have no college wishes- Samantha did at the start of this round but it rolled away.

     Cassandra and Nicholas woke up one day with the wish to kiss... :)

Samantha had a good group outing at the local roller park, although I don't think Lucy Burb that skating whilst pregnant is really that good for Don's baby! Hey ho... Samantha met Orlando there and they later enjoyed a date.

                    It's amazing the gossip that store clerks' will tell you! (Was it Don? Was it, was it... ??!)

For a minute there I thought I was back in Veronaville! But it's just the Pleasant (or not so) sisters having a fight out back... Angela won- this time!

I'm trying to get some more hobby plaques, but I think it'll be next round- Campbell is close to maxing Tinkering and Samantha has a few options- Music & Dance being her favourite.

On Sunday morning we bid farewell to Hans, who still had the college wish and wouldn't roll anything else! Off he goes...

and here he is with his college look. I didn't add him to the dorm (where Lucas Burb is) but had him rent a small place. (Am finding the dorm a big laggy).

The rest of the family went on an outing- Campbell here getting an upside down view of the world...

Back home and he asked for a date using the funds from the bank of mum and dad... :D

                          Yep... she's cute... he's happy to date her.

 While his sister is dating George the store clerk.
 At the same time.
OMG- have you had 2 dates going at the same time?! Nightmare! lol. I kept forgetting to switch back and forth and had to cancel out a few 'near misses'... heh.

Before the round ends I must show you that Cassandra maxed her Lifetime Aspiration metre!

                           She also got a 50K handout from work!

Samantha here had a wish for (and earned) a sterling reputation. Must be all those dates... :)

and Nicholas celebrated his elder birthday! He and Beau Bruenig had been playing marco polo just before, incase you were wondering. ;)


What a week! Took me 3 days to play the week at their house.

Cassandra- 3 big milestones achieved with Gold in Floristry, maxing Arts & Crafts and reaching the top of her lifetime aspiration metre.

Cassandra's daily wants have been much the same, sew a project (she got gold last time), blog arts and crafts, kiss, entertain, talk hobby. Her and Nicholas did fit one date in this week too!

Nicholas- daily wishes- skill, sew project, blog arts and crafts, talk hobby, serve food.
He (and Cassandra actually) both had wishes for Hans to get scholarships (not Campbell funnily enough), and when he'd got one, they both wanted him to go to college.

Samantha- daily wishes to meet someone new, make friend/bf/bff, ask on date, play, talk. I think including her date with George that she now has 5 loves. (She had 4 dates this week). She has a teen job in Rock- as she now has only a few days left until adulthood and that's her LTW.

Campbell- Will he get 50 first dates? eeps- that's a lot of work... I'll have to get some tips from Rachel. :D
He's happy on dates so far- also rolled the want to buy a trainset (which I just did- so he's working on that hobby plaque!). Nice to see new things spin.

Hans- The college want was weird- I would've called him a Knowledge kid as all he wanted were skills, but he's highly outgoing so maybe he yearns for a greek house? We'll see. I didn't want to deprive him his wants. :)

Grizzle- level 2 of his job, just has to finish learning to play dead (my favourite trick to watch them learn- cracks me up). :D

(oh- just a bit of info- I added all the other bin families to empty lots with just a phone/pc back at the start of round 1. They are up high on the hill out of the way, and more importantly, out of the family bin where they are of no use).