Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Terrano- Round 9- House 9

Here we are back at the Terrano house for round 9.
 
Residing in this sunny residence are Stella, her husband Dustin (Broke) and their son Blade as well as Dustin's plantsim son Leaf.
Blade's wife Lily (formerly Dreamer) is here along with their newborn son Rowan.
Kim the cat was adopted some time ago.
 
Dustin, Stella and Leaf had wishes to get a kitten or puppy and so Fitz Caliente was adopted from the pool. 
 
Last round Blade got abducted by aliens and is pregnant. His wish to learn Parenting couldn't have come at a more opportune moment.
 
One of Leaf's wishes was for a skill and it turned out to be the last one he needed- now he's a complete know-it-all.
 
Dustin and Stella both retired this round. Dustin had reached the top of at least 8 careers I think it was- he was ready for a rest and is celebrating with some Lobster. As a retired Icon he gets 1,076 daily while retired Education Minister Stella gets 985. Not bad pensions.
 
Lily is heading to the cake with baby Rowan. Kim the cat snoozes in the background.
 
Keeping in with the outdoorsy theme when Blade has a daughter she is named Tulip. She is the first alien born in the game for some time who is a 'true' alien- large eyes, no nose, thin lips.
 
Blade is grateful for his mother's help while he is training little Rowan in skills.
 
Fitz grew up after just a day and was given a job in Security.
 
Lily's biggest wish has been achieved- to make 30 best friends.
 
Stella and Dustin love having their old college buddies over, Angela and Alexander Pleasant.
 
Stella remembered that she had taken Alexander's makeover chair when she left the dorm.
 
She decided it was time to return it, and who knows maybe now Alexander will spin up the wish to finish off his badge-making in Cosmetology.
 
Kim becomes an elder cat and everyone spins up wishes to have her retire.
 
It's a fun event and a great party when Tulip has her birthday.
 
As match up's go, Leaf and Nancy are made for each other but they've never wanted to do anything but date. Here Leaf is invited on an outing and Nancy is in the group.
 
It doesn't take too long to have a perfect outing score but I wonder was it worth the Crumplebashing?
 
While Leaf & Nancy are busy making out the Count has turned up and oh no! That's Christy Oldie-Hanby!
 
*sigh*. I need shares in Vamprocillin.
 
about 5 seconds after that....
 
Townie Rodney Jung became the second autonomously changed sim for the evening.
 
I decided to send Leaf home before the entire diner is subjected to the Count's thirst. However he walked by just a little later and Leaf stopped to chat a while, mostly about teeth. Thankfully the Count must be full as he didn't attempt to bite Leaf.
 
The next day Leaf reached the top of another career (Journalism) and gained another boost of points for a second LTW gained. He bought Priya Ramaswami home from work.
 
She went straight to the cats' food bowl to clean it. I don't recall her being that neat the last time I played her. :D
 
Dustin invited his family over. Beau turned up as well but soon shot off as he'd been a victim of the Count (or Countess) earlier in the round and it was too hot for him to stick around. So Eliza and Carter got some improvements in friendship with their older brother. (Half brother in Eliza's case).
 
Rowan had his birthday and his initial wishes were to skip, get an A+, make a friend and buy some new clothes.
 
He fits the summery theme well now.
 
Leaf always stops the walkby's to chat. Why is it I'm always getting this message?! Mortimer has been dead for 8 rounds. I guess no-one told the townies. :D
 
Uncle Leaf loves to spend his days idling in the sunshine and in the pool and is a great companion for Rowan when he wishes to play marco polo after school on a daily basis!
 
 
Well Stella what do you expect when you wish to look at your neighbours? It's always Nina that comes around shoving people. She must be the eldest person left in the 'hood- or the meanest.
 
Tulip just has time to cuddle the bewildered-looking Kim before aging up to a child on the last day of the week.
 
and here she is as a child. I know Blade rolled the wish for her to get into private school and my notes gave a score of 128 but I guess I lost the pics.
 
 
Summary,
 
Another great week at one of my favourite homes.
 
Ending wishes,
 
Dustin- meet someone new, make a bff, be best friends with Tulip, hire a repairman, praise the cat, tell inside joke to Lily.
 
Stella- Buy drums, bass, car, drink juice, look at neighbours. Tulip gets an A+.
 
Blade- Have baby (eek?), Tulip gets A+, play pc game, buy drums, ballet barre and restorable car.
 
Leaf- Make bf's with Matt, make bff's with Herbert, Harry and Peter.
 
Lily- Appreciate Blade, make bff with Tulip, win a cooking contest, have a party, praise Kim and make bff's with Richard.
 
Rowan- get an A+, gain level 7 in body, 9 in cooking and make bff's with Leaf.
 
Tulip- Tell an inside joke, get A+, make a friend and be bff's with Lily.
 
Other achievements this week included Blade reaching the top of the Science career (and his LTW) as well as gaining a Gold badge in Floristry.























Monday, 24 February 2014

Burb- Round 9- House 8

Welcome back to The Burb's!
 
Residing here are Lucy Burb, her husband Carter (formerly Broke), Lucy's son by Don Lothario- Donny, her and Carter's children Bradley & Lowry and Bradley's new wife, vampire Regina. Adopted dog Grace also lives here.
 
This is their house- you can see they have plenty of money. :D
 
As I was checking out the daily wishes I spotted this and look! This family have a combined friends total of 100- that's certainly something I've not seen before.
 
So onto our residents- Perma platinum Lucy & Carter are hardly being controlled anymore.  Lucy's initial wishes were to make some more best friends, a bff with townie Lee and to hustle pool.  First wish fulfilled- make a best friend.
 
Carter's were to sell a masterpiece painting, woohoo, play with and entertain. First wish fulfilled- woohoo.
 
Their kids, Donny on the bass- His initial wishes were to entertain, play with, talk to, be best friends with townie Sandy, hustle pool and make out x5.  First wish fulfilled- hustle pool.
 
Bradley- max Art & Literature hobby, swim, see ghost, sell a novel, become Celeb chef, make a bff and meet someone new. First wish fulfilled- sell a novel.
 
Lowry- Hers were to buy clothes, go out, have a pillow fight, play a pc game. First wish fulfilled- play a pc game.
 
Bradley's new wife Regina- she wishes to make friends with Nina and Carter, get fit, be a vampire (huh?!), get a job in Music or Law- First wish fulfilled get a job in Music. Looks like she's a music teacher on her first day.
 
No-one has had a wish to see Regina be unvamped and neither has she, so at the moment she stays a vamp.
 
Lucy is close to all her family- she's here telling Donny a wildly inappropriate dirty joke while Lowry slides on down the bannister. 
 
She also enjoys her shared hobby (one of them) of Art & Literature with Bradley and they happily discuss books they've read.
 
Bradley gets on great with his little sister and thinks for such a small person she packs quite a punch when they play fight.
 
When he became a Celebrity Chef he bought Julien Cooke home. I'm not sure that gossiping about the recently deceased Magnus Caliente is the most tactful thing though.
 
 
Carter loves his garden- almost as much as he loves his mp3 player.
 
He did knuckle down eventually and got a Gold badge in Gardening.
 
Little Grace has had a very nice life at the Burb's, she evens allows the family to teach her new tricks.
 
Pleasure loving Lowry wished for a date and called up Damian Gregory who happily obliged.
 
Not exactly the kind of gift a teen wants but it would have sat very nicely back when her Mother ran the art gallery.
 
You may remember that Donny gained his LTW (50 1st dates) back in college and very much likes his real dad's old girlfriend (one of them) Ericka. They got engaged last round and while they have enjoyed several dates this week neither has shown any inclination towards wedlock.
 
Now that's a date gift!
 
Lucy still owns and runs her 5th level 10 business Master of Chi and enjoys meeting new customers and greeting old friends.
 
She runs classes and I think there aren't too many Pleasantview residents who haven't mastered Tai Chi.
 
Lucy regularly greets walkby's too, most of whom are known to her. I imagine she is the main reason the family have 100 friends. :D
 
Grace's time has come and she gave a final wag of her tail at aged 38.
 
Someone rolled a wish to visit the family vacation home and so off they go. Regina is now pregnant and I'm slightly worried about taking a pregnant vampire on holiday.
 
When they arrive it is a bit grey and raining and Regina heads indoors to the coffin I snuck into her inventory. Looks like the family will be going out after dark.  They have a pond in the garden though and amuse themselves by fishing, Tai Chi'ing and painting at the easel indoors.
 
Lowry learns how to bow.
 
After dark the family head out to explore.  Highlights include;
 
There was also garden grooming, tea drinking, meeting locals, buying jewellery and clothing as well as several trips (all of which were unsuccessful). Good job they had the daytime to rest and recover.
 
On the plus side once they returned home they got good vacation memories and managed several badges between them such as,
 
 
Every time I don't request a command the family are seen at the musical instruments or dancing. This family love to have fun and so why not celebrate with a party?
 
An Anniversary party is probably the only kind of party that hasn't yet been given in this house. The guests all enjoy themselves.
 
The successful party rounded off a successful and fun week here at the Burb's.
 
Summary-
 
This family have really grown on me. They are all such fun, dancing, playing, meeting and greeting.
 
Lucy has a Manager at Master of Chi so she only went a couple of times while remotely managing on the phone the rest of the time. Her and Carter are and have been perma plat for a long time.
 
Donny reached the Zone in Music and Dance as well as enjoying several dates with Ericka.
 
Bradley- after becoming a Celebrity Chef he set his sights on his new goal of being a Game Designer. He found the job late on Sunday. He wanted the vacation and otherwise concentrated on his hobby of Art & Literature- he sold a new novel.
 
Regina- got fit, learned Fire Safety, skilled, called friends and worked her way in the rock career.
 
Lowry- went jogging every day, played pc games, had a couple of dates, danced and worked on her Floristry badge. She will grow up next time and hasn't shown any college wishes.