Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Burb- Round 6- House 8

Here we are back at the Burbs!  In residence are John and Jennifer (elders), their daughter Lucy and her husband Carter (Broke- Brandi's 3rd son) and their toddler son Bradley as well as Lucy's young son Donny (courtesy of a fling with Don Lothario).

Lucy's initial wish was to sell a great novel. Her true hobby is Film and Literature so that gave her a nice boost!

Lucy's LTW of course is to have 5 top businesses.  This internet cafe is called 'Lucy's Cup of the World' and was rank 3 went we joined it this round. Lucy and Carter are running this one themselves as it pretty much runs itself. They hired one townie to serve coffee which leaves Carter free to 'start gaming competition' so that others join him, while Lucy sells entry tickets and generally chit chats.

Jennifer had a wish to buy new clothes, and so came back with new outfits for her and John.

Pleasure sim Carter likes nothing more than having a good time, here he is teaching his party guests some kind of drinking song. :)

His secondary aspiration of Popularity got a massive boost when he'd made 30 best friends! You can see 3 'Games' hobby plaques in the background- you'll often find Carter, John & Jennifer at the chess board!

Bradley became a child and yay, another excited makeover!
Anytime my back is turned in this house this is happening, which of course leads to other things, which of course leads to...
yep. 13 days from elder. Unlucky for some eh?
When her business is rank 5 Lucy finds her perks are all filled up.
John and Jennifer retired. John's wishes revolve around hobbies, both gaming and nature whilst Jen's are all about games and art & crafts.
On Thursday Lucy reaches rank 10 in her 3rd business and immediately goes home and sells it back to the community. She then rolls a wish to buy a community lot!
She buys Lucy's Galleria, an art dealers.
All they need is a member of staff for the Register and so they hired Leo Wilkie, who had a Bronze badge.
Carter worked on Sales and Lucy wished to become adept at Restocking, but took over on the Register when Leo took a break.
Back home and John & Jen went to the park- he wanted to fish- she wanted,
to meet someone new and play chess. Oh look there's Goopy and his doppelganger Gordon Wolosenko... don't believe me?
See? Ok, different skintone but still remarkably similar!
Once Bradley's wish to play marco polo was fulfilled he then wished for a pool slide!  Never seen that before!
Lucy and Carter welcomed a little girl into the family! She is called Lowry. (What? I'd just opened an art gallery!). heh.
and things are moving along very nicely- here Lucy got her Bronze restocking badge.
John got his Gold gardening badge and good wishes fulfilled when teaching his grandaughter her skills- he was the only one who rolled wishes to teach little Lowry.
Carter got invited on an outing by his good friend Yusun, who also happened to be one of Don Lothario's many lovers, along with Nina Caliente and Marisa whatsername- oh dear... a threeway fight ensued...
and the outing ended, very abruptly!  Disaster! :D
Carter stuck to a party at home instead,
but then a fight broke out between Hans Goth and Dina Caliente?! What was that about?! 
Carter asked Dina to leave and saved the party score!
Donny became a teenager and rolled Pleasure- his LTW? To have 50 first dates!
So.. he energised and called the matchmaker!
and had 4 dates in a row!  All 'good'- because that way they won't bring a flower and your sim won't get busted!  heh. The matchmaker stuck around long enough to ask for 2 dates so that was useful.
By Sunday Lucy's Galleria is rank 8 and Leo got a rise after gaining Silver in register.
Life is Good at the Burbs.
Jennifer- daily wishes to play pc, play chess, blog about arts and crafts and games and meet someone new. Her 5 are easy!  She was top of SCIA, she lost ranks a couple of times due to chance cards and when had reached the top she retired. She gets over 1k a day in retirement pay.  Other wishes were to skill, tell inside jokes and when left alone was found to be kissing her husband and swinging little Donny around.
John- daily wishes to play pc, blog, catch bugs, plant seeds, talk about hobby. Also wished to slow dance, fish, get gold in gardening.  John loves his wife and grandchildren and in his non- controlled time is always with them doing some activity or other!  He (finally) learned Parenting.
Lucy- Has really grown on me! Yeah, the 3rd baby not planned and not had much mummy/daddy time but am working on it! Lucy wanted the new business and to get badges in restocking. She always wants to hire someone. She actually wanted the baby. Also wants on a daily basis to sell a novel, write a novel, watch a movie, read a book and meet someone new.  
The first business I ever had in Pleasantview (back when I got OFB) was infact an Art Gallery- run by the then teenage Lucy Burb. Heh- so it came back to me when I was trying to figure out a new biz and I remembered how easy it was to rank up. :D  It helps having the perks of wholesale fulfilled. (and the funds to buy the art, of course).
Carter- Is all about Pleasure. He wishes to play pc, talk about hobby, meet someone new, play marco polo, have parties. He loves group outings even though that last one turned Disaster very quickly. How funny was that message? Never seen that before! He got Gold in Sales at the Galleria.
Donny- so much fun now he's a teen! He wants to play on the pc, the sofa, to juggle and to date! So far the 4 dates in one go. I've never done 50 first dates so I'm going to try for it this time. Donny also often wishes to 'light a fire', odd child. :)
Bradley- wanting to skill, play marco polo, slide on his new pool slide :) He likes making friends and getting homework done.
Lowry- still a toddler with usual toddler wishes.
Whew- I need to sit down.


Oldie/Hanby- Round 6- House 7

Before we begin the Oldie/Hanby house, let's just do a very quick Uni update...

In his last semester before Graduation, Harry (son of Herb & maid Lucy Hanby) got in the zone in his one true hobby, Fitness, and got engaged to Christy Stratton.

His (adopted) brother Alvin fell in love with Melanie, who he met at the Secret Society...

and after getting lots of skills he threw himself a great graduation party. Both boys graduated Summa Cum Laude.

While his brother Harry moved back home to the Bakery, Alvin moved in with his former college buddies Ripley Dreamer and Sophie Miguel. We'll join them at the end of the round.

Here are Lucy and Christy ready for a good day's work in the bakery. If you remember last time they were at rank 9. 

After a day and a half of trading, Lucy got her rank 10 home business! 
Lucy never really was into it much, preferring to wish for parties and fun, but it gave her the means to make more money than she would need and so being as I'd just played for a short time, I decided it was time....

to move Herb & Coral's gravestones to the local cemetery, and for Lucy to shut the business down...

and move with Harry and Christy to a new home!
Christy (family sim) and Harry both had wants to get married, and Lucy loves parties so here they go!
Mr & Mrs Harry Hanby.
 (Yikes at Harry's features!).
The party lovers enjoyed using their influence, as well as strengthening a few old friendships.
Lucy can relax now and make more friends and have some more wild parties. She's earned it.
Can you believe they saved themselves for their wedding night?!
Both Harry and Christy had wishes for a vacation and so they offed themselves to Twikkii Island.
They got to the Witch Doctor's house just in time before he offed himself!
They had a great time even though Harry got sunburn, several days in a row!
Using their holiday bonuses to good effect, Christy started a garden,
While Harry became a potter!
Harry got Gold in just a day, owing to his maxed creativity (in fact all skills for him). Christy doesn't have great skills yet but she's at Silver in her garden now.

Both Harry and Christy found jobs and Lucy threw herself a birthday party! She's forever young at heart though.

Harry's LTW is to become The Law, but that didn't come up and so he went into, and quickly reached the top of Natural Science, thanks to his degree.

Christy went into the Business field, came home with a promotion and a pregnancy!

and very late into Saturday night, she gave birth to twin girls! Hayley and Sally.

Lucy is a happy grandma, but is happier when she's out on the town with her friends!

Since his holiday Harry has wanted to master the fire dance, but usually sets fire to himself more often than not- heh. He's getting there, and it gives anyone watching a good laugh.


Lucy- Lucy gained her rank 10 business, also reached her Lifetime Achievement Aspiration. She had gained Gold badges in Sales and Register- both of which were the only business related wants she ever had. Learned Couples Counselling.

She wished to talk about her hobby, meet someone new, make friends, have parties, serve food. She had 2 outings this week.

Harry- Harry first became an Ecological Guru, and then went into the Athletic field where he reached the top after 2 shifts.
His wishes included, getting promotions, earning money, go jogging, buy stuff, get silver/gold in pottery.  He really wanted to marry a rich sim but as Christy was already a household member that didn't count. He also reached his LTAA.

Christy- Christy wanted to get married, throw a wedding party, go hiking, birdwatch, buy tent, catch bugs, have a baby (or two). :) Christy had gained Gold badges in Sales and Restocking.

Twins Hayley and Sally- still babies!