Saturday, 24 October 2015

Lothario- Round 11- House 1

Welcome to Round 11 here in Pleasantview.
We begin at the Lothario House.
Don of course is no longer with us but his wife Kaylynn, former maid is still here. She and Don had 6 children together and Kaylynn's Life Time Wish is to see all 6 of them get married!
During the course of the last round Kaylynn saw eldest son Juan get engaged, his twin Marco got married and Kaylynn's elder two daughters Val and Tina both also got married- Tina just recently (and secretly) to Francis J Worthington lll.
Two daughters still remain. Kaydon who is a Fortune Sim with a lifetime wish to become a Prestidigitator and Celeste- who is a Knowledge Sim with a lifetime wish to become a World Class Ballet Dancer.
Both have college wishes and are working hard on skills for scholarships.
Although it's the first day of Spring a freak snowstorm gives a welcome snow day.
The girls amuse themselves singing karaoke together- for most of the day.
When Kaylynn gets home from work Kaydon asks permission to go out with Charlie Oldie-Hanby.
Kaylynn invited her new son-in-law Francis J Worthington lll over and he bought policeman Ramin Centowski with him.
Hmm, bit odd for Kaylynn to be having those thoughts about her son-in-law!
Still dinner was good and they all got on famously. Kaylynn didn't realise how late it was until Kaydon got back at midnight from her night out.
In fact they were enjoying themselves so much they didn't even notice when Celeste got abducted whilst stargazing on the roof but all worried incessantly for a short time upon her return.
After her guests had gone home the rarely tired Kaylynn taught her little cat Bonkers his last needed skill for promotion- to play dead.
The next day Kaydon invited her big brother Juan over.
All the Lothario's love to dance.
Celeste had more romantic things on her mind. Although she's a Knowledge sim she comes with a hardy second helping of Romance like her dear old dad.
Alvin is the first person to steal her kisses.
Kaydon spent some time at the telescope but didn't get abducted like her sister. She was happy to max the skill though.
Kaylynn had the urge to ask Donny Burb on a date. Technically Donny is Kaylynn's stepson (Don had an assignation with Lucy Burb when she was still single and Donny is the result).
Personally I think Donny looks so much like Don that Kaylynn just can't let go. :D
Yeah it's a bit ewww.
...and like all good Romance Sims once Donny had got a nice aspiration boost for woohooing 10 sims (It was in his date wishes) he fired off.
Kaylynn enjoyed showing off her spinning skills on the ice rink before heading home.
The next day Kaydon finds herself on the receiving end of the birds and bees talk.
"Not 'the talk!".
Well she is heading to college so hopefully she will have listened to her Mother!
Here she is settling into her new dorm. The other playable here at present is Graham Gregory (Grandson of Lucy Hanby- ex maid).
Meanwhile back at home Celeste finds Orlando to be a nice kissing partner for the day.
Kaylynn celebrates with earning 50K and becoming Chief of Staff.
Later that night a burglar came to steal Kaylynn's car.
Even though the alarm was going off no one woke up and he was apprehended by Demi Love.
Talking of love and Kaylynn makes herself a nice strawberry drink before making a call...
Oh dear. When Ramin arrived as per Kaylynn's wish she kissed him. Celeste is not happy about her Mother having a new man.
"oh my god he's kissing her, I should phone the police!
.... oh wait.... !"
Realising that the Police were already here she headed upstairs to max another skill.
The next day after tidying up the garden Celeste invited Alon the paperboy over, he brought a friend in the shape of Randy (London) Dreamer with him.
"Mwahh!", that's Celeste's daily wish for a kiss done.
Celeste spent some time chatting with Randy before saying goodbye and going off to her teen job.
Just as well she didn't come inside the house!
Even though Kaylynn has wished for many dates with Ramin she never rolled the wish to marry him. She did roll the wish to marry Donny Burb whilst dating Ramin but that would be too weird. :D
Unfortunately Kaylynn timed her goodbye to Ramin just as Celeste came home from work.
The next morning Celeste drank a few skills and made a phone call.
"Mother, I'm off to college!".
She got a new haircut and settled in while Graham told her the rules of the dorm.
That night Kaylynn went to bed in an empty house for the very first time since she moved in here.
Will she be alone forever or will one of the girls come home after college?
Will she find love?
Will she stop fantasizing about her son-in-law or worse her step-son, and what does she see in Officer Ramin?! :D
The game was running really slowly last round so I decided to cull some things- such as photo's. Upon opening the storytelling folder for the 'hood I found it to be 493MB large- heh. I copied it all to a separate folder and deleted it all from the game- it certainly loads a lot faster and I have the files saved for if I need them again.
A great week here at The Lothario's. Kaylynn actually did earn her Lifetime Platinum Achievement so got permanent platinum without reaching her Lifetime wish. I'll still try for it though. I'd forgotten that Juan wasn't married so shall rectify that hopefully when I get to the Goth's house.
Both Kaydon & Celeste had almost permanent wishes for college and even though they occasionally rolled away they came straight back.
When Celeste found Kaylynn kissing Ramin her relationship with her Mother took a real nosedive but several smartglasses interactions brought it back up in no time.
Kaylynn's ending wishes- Be best friends with Troy, be bff's with Ramin, make juice and be flirted with.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Worthington lll- Round 10- House 19

The final house and a new entry to the round is Francis J Worthington lll.
Francis J is joined by his college sweetheart Tina Lothario. Daughter of Don & Kaylynn the ex-maid.

They move into this house, found in the lots & houses bin and modified to have an attic room.

Once Tina finishes unpacking she makes a salad for lunch at Francis J's request.

The welcome wagon of Lilith (Pleasant) Dreamer, Dream1E Dreamer and a walkby townie all freak out when a tree sets on fire.

Francis J is busy chatting with Jordan the Diva before he cuts short their call to phone the fire department.

Another townie joins the other 'dance-around-in-circles-and-do-nothing-helpful' Sims.
A fireman came and put out the fire.
The tree burnt down though.

Lilith, "You shouldn't plant trees so close to the fence young man!"
Francis J, "It was here when we bought the property you old moaner".

Francis J got to take a bath after the other guests had helped themselves.
There's nothing he hates worse than mess. :D

As Tina didn't seem to be in the mood for cooking Francis J treated them to a meal out.
Things didn't go quite as planned.

But dessert was so much better and Tina was thrilled with the surprise engagement.
The next day Francis J hired a maid. Tina was not neat at all and Francis J knew it would drive him mad to come back from work to a filthy home.

That evening Jordan sent an invite for an outing and Francis J and Tina happily attended.

Although Tina spent most of the night squishing 'roaches.
Tina- "ugh vermin!
        ugh vermin!
        ugh vermin!"
(she had 6 memories of it by the end of the night).

Townie Joy Young does not like Count Grayson.
I'm not sure slapping him is such a good idea though.

He's so mad he makes a beeline for the waitress in the kitchen.

I'm only serving raw steak from now on".
Francis J- "look Alan have you seen a mirror? I can't have you looking scruffy if you're going to work for me".

Francis J-"see? that's so much better!"
(In his thumbnail Alan's shirt was pink so I went for matching colour only to find he's not wearing pink at all). :D
Tina- "I've learned how to control my anger but I must have eaten something bad last night. Did I cook"?

 Tina's LTW is to be a Celebrity Chef.
Francis J isn't thrilled about his fiancĂ©e working but allows her to go for now until she has a family to look after.
Francis J soon became the Chief of Staff at Pleasantview General Hospital.
His next LTW is to become a Media Magnate and he's always looking for ways to make lots of money.
Once again Tina isn't home to cook his dinner so he cooks his speciality dish of Lobster Thermidor.
After inviting a walkby to join him he then influences them to tidy up the yard.
Tina comes home with a promotion...
and a surprise!
Tina, "But we could have invited my family Francis J!"
Francis J, "there was no time my sweet- we don't know how soon you'll give birth to my heir. I mean our child".
Francis J- "well Mrs Worthington lll, how about you go make me a sandwich?"
When Francis J was at work the next day Tina invited her mother and two of her sisters' around.
Francis J came home from work and blurted out how he and Tina had married the previous day.
Kaylynn does not look impressed.

Still they had a nice family dinner and got to know each other a little better.
Tina- "oh Francis J, I do love snuggling in bed on a Saturday".
Francis J- "me too, but those hedges do need trimming".
Tina- "I do love my husband, I do love my husband".
Francis J- "Finish up now dear, let me rub your shoulders oh and meet me in the bedroom".
Fulfilling wishes!
Tina- "Honestly Mrs Dreamer I never realised married life would be so hard.
I'm tired all the time!"
Tina- "Mrs Dreamer's been giving me some baby tips Francis J".
Francis J- "Good God woman don't put me off my lobster!"
Francis J- "What was that? oh my god the carpet".
Tina- "It's twins Francis J! A son and a daughter".
Francis J- "We'll call them Charles J and Candice J, family tradition you know".
Francis J- Well I don't know about you Tina but I'm exhausted, how about making me a sandwich?
Tina & Francis J both wished to learn about Parenting (yes really!).
 "They cost what?!!"
"They don't sleep through the night until they're how old?!!"
Luckily Tina had bought many energizers and stored them in her inventory. She had no time for sleep.
A genie dropped off a lamp for Tina who despite her exhaustion had fulfilled her Lifetime Achievements.
Francis J wished to summon the genie first and wished for wealth.
Francis- "I've got lots of mouths to feed you know!".
Neighbour Carter (Broke) Burb popped by to introduce himself and welcome Francis J to the neighbourhood.
Tina just finished learning about Parenting.
Tina- "so the book said to fold the diaper there, pin here and fold...what the heck.. this is complicated".
Tina- the book said cradle the head and lean up a bit so as not to choke on the bottle...

Francis J- "honey I'm home, I got another promotion, is there any dinner?"
Tina hadn't cooked dinner but had made Francis J a nice winter sweatshirt.
Francis J- "there you go dear no doubt you've had a long day. What have you been doing? No fires lit, no dinner cooked"...?
Tina- "screammmmmmmmmmmmmm!"
Ok so it's not my usual narration but I felt like a bit of a laugh.
Sadly since I installed windows 10 on my pc I can't seem to print screen so no family trees or special events at the moment.
The neighbourhood is running a little slow but I'm hopeful I can play round 11.
I actually quite like Francis J- he's a little dull with his wishes with the buy this, blog this, etc but he does clean of his own accord and he's worked hard this week as he needs to move his family to a new home for the next round as this one is too tiny.
Tina- also a little boring with the wishes- she had lots of nature related ones so hiked and birdwatched a lot but I'm saving buying her a garden until they move house.
I wasn't too surprised that Tina had twins- she is a twin herself after all. :D
I'm looking forward to seeing how their kids turn out as I think Francis J (along with Monica Bratford) is one of the few really facially expressive sims in the sims 2. :)
So that's it for round 10! I have one Sim in Uni and that's Graham Gregory, we'll see him in round 11.
I never scored this round- I'm just enjoying playing now but still keeping to the wishes style.