Saturday, 27 April 2013

Goth-Round 8- House 2

Welcome back to Goth Manor where in residence and showing initial wishes are,

Cassandra & Nicholas, (elders), their twin boys Hans & Campbell, Hans' wife Ivy (Copur), their twins Wednesday & Fuller and little Morgan.

At this point Cassandra, Nicholas, Hans and Ivy are all permanent platinum so I shall only fulfill wishes for them that I deem 'good'. :)

Of course the remaining member of the household is Grizzle and he reached the top of his last career, then retired as his master Campbell wished him to.

Cassandra was only too happy to help train her youngest grandson in potty. Campbell is getting himself another blind date on the way to his '50 1st date' lifetime want.

Though he left the mortal world many rounds ago Mortimer still comes out to haunt. As he watches his pleasure-loving Grandson Campbell blowing bubbles he can't help but think how kids have it so easy these days.

Ivy is busy working on her sewing badge and sometimes Nicholas autonomously comes up and 'gives hobby tips'. It's something I often see my sims do who are in the zone in a hobby.

Morgan just loves hugging that soppy dog Grizzle.
Last round I'm sure Ivy had a wish to privately educate her twins but it must've rolled away and so she settles for teaching them both good homework practice.
Cassandra spent the best part of her day on the 'phone calling up her friends and relatives.

Nicholas celebrated getting a Gold badge in Gardening.
Tuesday saw Cassandra say her final farewell on her 78th birthday.
She left nice inheritance to her family and friends.
Morgan grew up well despite his Grandmother's passing.
Campbell went on a date downtown but took the time to fulfill a locked wish to make 30 best friends for a nice aspiration boost.
He took his date dancing but ran into Brandi Broke who kept pushing him around- I guess she knew that her college daughter Eliza had a big crush on Campbell.
After he'd fulfilled his best friend wish Campbell rolled the wish to get a job in the Slacker career. He didn't get lucky with the pc or newspaper but did when a new acquaintance was formed downtown!

Of course wishes for parties are always fulfilled and Campbell is surrounded by a few former dates here.

Things almost got a bit ugly when he flirted with the burglar in front of Tosha Go, but he made it up with her later.

It's rare when the game throws a playable into the dating pool, but it did and Campbell and Kaylynn enjoyed a very brief date.

and yay, it was enough for him to finally stop spending all the family inheritance!

Meanwhile his more sensible twin Hans, was working his way through the Natural Science career.
Brr! Must be chilly going to work in the winter!

None of Campbell's dates lasted long enough for him to spin a wish to get engaged so for now he's settling for making friends at Will's Garage. Funny when he turned up his Dad was there who I haven't ever seen show an interest in Mechanics!
Ivy & Hans wished for several dates this week and of course the inevitable happened! (Thanks Risky!).

Nicholas retired.

Ivy walked her pregnant self to work and this is what happens when you leave guys alone with the kids all day... heh. Was a fun day though. :D

Until later when Grizzle was taken by Grimmie, anyway.
Grizzle came back to haunt pretty quickly, and even enjoyed a game of Ghost Fetch with the cowplant-eaten former vacation maid, Audrey.
Hans had a wish to become a witch. He only knew the evil witch and so after a bit of chatting he persuaded her to teach him the ways of the darkside. (oh wait, I think that's Star Wars) :p

Nicholas made best friends with his daughter-in-law and has been happy surrounded by his family.

Sadly though his number was up- he was 74 years old.
Nicholas equalled his wifes' number in inheritance payouts.
He would die just as the twins were about to grow up, but grow up they did and pretty well all things considered. (Ignoring the fact that their dad and Uncle are bawling their heads off).

Wednesday rolled Family like her Grandmother Cassandra, and her LTW is to become a City Planner, like her Grandad Nicholas.

Fuller rolled Popularity and his LTW is to become a Celebrity Chef.
Morgan was consoled by his Uncle Campbell- the two now share Cassandra & Nicholas' old room.
While we'll have to wait until the next round to see his 4th child born, (Poor Ivy- that's only 12 houses to go!) Hans has embraced wizardry and has settled on becoming a neutral warlock.

Summary- a very good (if long!) round here at Goth Manor.

Cassandra- only lived until Tuesday- she spent Monday on the 'phone and with her grandkids.

Nicholas- lasted until the end of the week, he was a nice sim to play and if you recall was a vacationer townie from Takemizu Village.

Campbell- played him through all his dates- he had a few outings as well. He also filled his Lifetime Benefits panel and so next time I'll control him as little as possible unless he wishes for something fun. He's usually found blowing bubbles or playing with his R.C. helicopter.

Hans- His beginning wishes were to become a plantsim while seeing his plantsim friend be cured of plantsimism! As it was Winter mostly this round there were no plants and therefore no bugs, so when that span away the Witch wish appeared. Always fun to play witches. :)  His hobby is nature and he also got Gold in toymaking this week and learned Couples Counselling.

Ivy- Mainly sewed, blogged, dated, worked and sewed some more. She also span up wishes to influence someone to garden, which she did when Campbell had his parties.

Wednesday, Fuller & Morgan- usual kiddy wishes to skill, make friends, do homework, catch butterflies, play catch, smustle and grow up well.





Monday, 8 April 2013

Lothario- Round 8- House 1

Welcome to round 8 in Pleasantview. Here is a shot of the neighbourhood and it's current residents,

This round I shall attempt (as always) to fulfill my sims wishes- 5 a day each to be precise. One little adjustment is that when a sim is an elder and has reached permanent platinum, I shall no longer fulfill wishes unless it's something particularly interesting.

So first on the list as always is Don Lothario. Let's go see what he's up to....

When we join Don this week he and Kaylynn are busy training up their toddler twin daughters Val & Tina. Kaylynn is showing another pregnancy as well. (Kaylynn's LTW is to marry off 6 kids).

Don and Kaylynn also have twin sons, Juan & Marco.
Can Don quite believe that in just 2 rounds he's gone from single guy on the town to a father of 4?! (Well, 5 if you include his son Donny with Lucy Burb). heh.

Don had already completed his LTW. He's had 2 careers and woohooed over 30 Sims thus fulfilling an impossible want. His 3rd LTW was to have 50 dream dates and last round I worked very hard on it and am determined to complete it! (Don may not be fulfilling wishes (that I can see) but I know a date off by heart and more importantly Don). He likes to make drinks (as you see), meet new people and kiss, make out etc etc as well as playing on the sofa and juggling.

Kaylynn has already got 'have a baby' locked. She wished to help with homework and as the twins wished to learn homework then her and Don both obliged.

Another daughter is born to Kaylynn and Don. Mixing up their names I came up with the name Kaydon for her. Like her twin brothers and sisters she has Don's dark hair and the green eyes of both parents.

After putting the kids to bed, Don & Kaylynn managed to fit 3 dates in. Kaylynn of course wants more babies and well, let's just say during the course of said dates it may have happened!

Tina & Val became children. Their initial wishes were to learn homework, make friends, meet someone new and jump rope.

Inbetween a day of skilling and wish fulfillment for the children Don & Kaylynn had a few more dates.

and yay, Don fulfilled a third LTW (and a first for me getting 50 dream dates).

On Wednesday Death came calling for Don, but Don had other ideas- he challenged death!

and won! Haha, take that Death!
(Don had got a genie lamp wayyy back and his wish was to have a longer life- This is what happens- he bought himself a bit more time).

His two sets of twins were so excited they broke into a smustle dance.
and (pregnant again) Kaylynn was happy that Don was there to see Kaydon become a toddler.

Don wished to teach Kaydon a nursery rhyme and made best friends with her too.

On Thursday Death came calling again. Don dropped to his knees once more to plead for his life...

But Death did not give another chance. Don grabbed his suitcase and cocktail and at 77 days old headed off to the great hottub in the sky.
(I'm happy to see that at least in this shot all the rest of the family were in platinum!) Up until then, at least. heh.

That night was particularly bad with everyone waking every few hours to shed a tear for Don.

Once Don's inheritance had kicked in the family found themselves a little over 65,000 simoleons richer!
Kaylynn decided on a little refurbishment, to cheer herself up.

Kaylynn had somehow wished and managed to earn some skill points and I chose creativity for her. She had started this portrait of Don and finished it in time to place it on the wall above where his bed once was. As he spent so much time here it seemed the perfect place for his picture.

 A Family sims' initial wish after a death is often to fall in love or date or flirt etc. Kaylynn chose the maid Amin, he was a good friend of hers anyway and they enjoyed a date. I didn't let the date get far enough to have 'engaged' or 'married' wishes come up but they fell in love despite my best efforts.

Kaylynn, the twins and newly grown up Kaydon (in the middle) all wished to get a kitten, and so they adopted little Bonkers. I wonder why Val is talking about dating? She is a little young to be thinking about that yet!

The boys however are not! Juan and Marco became teens and their initial wishes were to buy cellphones, clothes and jewellery. They spent some time at the community lot playing pool, chatting and generally having fun.

Juan rolled Pleasure and his LTW is to be a professional party guest. He got a job in the slacker field. He has wished for college and as yet it hasn't rolled away.

Marco rolled Popularity and his LTW is to become Captain Hero. No college wish so far but it's only day 1 of teenhood!

Kaylynn welcomed a 4th daughter into the world, Celeste Lothario.
Of course now she wants 10 kids. haha- please roll away.
The boys help fulfill wishes with playing,
and they are all best friends.

Val made best friends with Damian Gregory, son of Alvin Oldie-Hanby-Gregory and his wife Melanie.

The week ends with Celeste becoming a toddler.
What a week it's been, but we need to finish with a final salute to Don.
Farewell Don, you were a young stud, old lover, husband, father and friend.

Aww, *sniff*. In all the years I've played Don he's never died before.

Don- I'd forgotten that he'd made that genie wish in his youth and so that was a nice surprise.
What a great life he had.

Kaylynn- had wishes to train all the toddlers, unusual for a family sim but a godsend in that it kept her in at least gold- she was energized a lot this week as pregnancy seems to really exhaust her. She did finally learn the parenting wish she showed in the screen of Don's death. Got skills and made a few friends too as well as lots of dates early in the week with Don.

Juan and Marco- similar wishes, jumping rope, skilling. Marco learnt couples counselling. They greeted passers by and made a few friends as well as learning homework and doing homework.

Val & Tina- Val is keener to make friends. Tina tends to want to skill and dance.
Kaydon had homework help from one of her brothers, made a friend and jumped rope.

Now that Bonkers is in the family the girls all want to play with and cuddle him (?) (Think it's a boy). He'll be very spoiled!

Celeste has just turned toddler and shows the usual toddler wishes.

Next update will be at the Goth's!