Hi guys! Even if I’m kinda bottoming out emotional wise, I’m trudging on! I must persist! Playing distracts me from the real world and everything that gets me to those dark places. And since I feel guilt if I play too far ahead, you guys get this update!
“How you doin’?”
Thanks for that marvelous intro, Joey.
So, I’ll be the first to admit that, at times , this kind of style lends to me missing things. Unlike with the proof of Penny completing her LTW, which was more of me accidentally not saving the shots, this time was be being a bit of an airhead.
I didn’t realize Odette had gone to prom until they named her prom queen. So…whoops. She did have a full experience and got herself a boyfriend too!
I totally missed it, but I just wanted to fill you in.
I didn’t miss Penny’s adult birthday!
Sans a few lines, she looks the same. She did roll up a midlife crisis. Kind of a piss off, in my opinion.
She was immediately signed up for therapy.
While Penny did that, Odile had her birthday.
As much as I want to say she’s a clone, which she mostly is, she has a similar situation going on that Odette has.
They are just clone enough to be out of the running, but not enough to not drive me crazy.
Aging well, she gained the Schmoozer trait.
Since Prima has the angler trait, I let her run off to fish. It’s where she will be stationed most of her childhood when there aren’t things that need doing.
Just another lovey dovey shot.
I’ll be over here.
Since I’m easily frustrated, this is the closest thing you’ll get to a family gathering.
With Odette providing the music, of course.
With maxing xylophone as a toddler, Odette has had an easy run of gaining instrument skills. She hasn’t maxed any, but I like rotating them out. So I add the Laser Rhythm-a-Con to her menagerie of instruments.
With Liam’s gem collection forming from rummaging, I decided to let him collect rocks, gems, and metals out in the world with a collector lifetime reward. I anticipated him getting abducted and thought it would be quite apt seeing as the founding spouse of the OWBC the line originated from was abducted.
I did not foresee Odile being abducted.
“WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?!?!?”
That is one super creeper alien.
I can usually trust them not to be huge pervs, but this guy…not so much. He looks to be enjoying this.
Ah how time flies. I’m sure Odile was returned before this…maybe.
But the more pressing matter is the twins aging to teens!
She has her dad’s jaw, I’m almost positive.
But I think she’s lovely. The angle I shot her at makes her look super gaunt, but I swear it’s not the case.
She gains the Athletic trait. The little overachiever! She hasn’t rolled any “negative” traits yet!
He’s Liam’s boy, through and through. Everything except for the nose, I think.
He becomes Absent-Minded.
Since Penny finished her LTW already, I’ve been having her focus on domestic tasks. Mainly cooking and handiness. It keeps her busy and me entertained so I don’t do something strange, stupid, or both.
Guess who decided to play hookie on his first day.
My sister asked me if there was congestion, because he keeps flipping doing it! Yeah, there’s congestion, but all three of his sisters get in fine. He just doesn’t want to go.
It wouldn’t be as bad if scolding was optional/controllable.
I bought the Parenting pack for TS4 and that is one thing I like. If you don’t scold them, they turn out poorly, but you can make the choice. Also doesn’t start nearly as many fires due to stove abandonment.
Prima, since she attended school, was sent on an errand.
One thing I didn’t show when Odette aged up was this screen cap. Not long after she aged to teen, I noticed that she could start a fire nearby.
When checking her stats, I noticed that she(and her siblings) had all of the hidden traits passed down from the family line along with the pyromaniac trait.
When I researched, I found out they got this because of Penny’s former genieness!
In sending Prima to the store, I just got us a lifetime supply of flame fruit by buying apples! One of the fun things with that trait is the ability to transmogrify any fruit into flame fruit!
SUPER AWESOME! All of them have it!
Onto something else, since I’ve been attempting to reach out of my comfort zone when it comes to features, I decided to do something that I normally wouldn’t do even if every member of the house rolled the wish.
Evil paperboy is evil!
Moving onto the reveal.
The Zanes adopted a cat!!
Since Penny is a cat person and Roth loves all animals, I decided to push my comfort.
I usually abstain from pets due to the chaos the sims kick up. I don’t want them to die or get taken away, so I usually avoid them.
But this little guy got lucky.
This is Shorty. His name in the adoption screen was Short tail. It took me too long to realize his tail was nubby. But it didn’t feel right to have him named so bluntly, either.
At least Shorty looks pleased.
Just like with my real cat, I spent way too much time taking pictures of Shorty. Cute little bugger!
I missed this face. When her great-great grandmother made the bass faces, it entertained me for days!
It still entertains me, but it’s less fun without fangs.
But alas, we will no longer be able to enjoy her bass face.
It’s time for Odette to age up and leave the nest. Since she’s too similar, she’s not the heiress. That distinction will almost certainly go to one of the twins.
“I wish to have a life free of Jess’ lazy writing and full of money and husbands and no babies to piss of Jess.”
Not as bad as Jess just finding out that the Prima didn’t get the pointed ears! True story, with playing a ahead, I found out that Odile was the only one to get the ears. D:
It’ll make choosing an heir hard.
But onto our first spare, I will sorely miss Odette. I have her saved for whenever the time comes to make a Adopt a Zane 2.0 page.
But for now, farewell and enjoy the Story Progression stream.
To cope with her first born moving out of the house, I send Penny on a upgrade binge.
What else has she got to do with her time?
Besides selling her old blog and making a new one.
Shorty is getting big!!
And Shorty is quite the handsome fellow! Time for him to become a hunting machine!
Elsewhere, Prima left the house at 5am under my own assumption that she would be fine. Instead she got arrested.
Of course, Penny lost it.
Prima looks horrified! As with Roth, who was just accidentally called Rook in my head, Penny let her off the hook immediately after.
They got a maid! They have enough cash, due to my hording, to afford it comfortably.
And guess whose settings reset? You guessed it and it reset to a rotating lunar cycle.
In her free time, Penny has started gardening and I did not need that to be undone by stupid zombies. Peashooter, who I am just now naming Frank, don’t fail me now!
Also, Penny’s garden was supposed to have some pictures to introduce it but apparently…not.
One up! And one right back down!
Go Frank!! You rock little pea-pod!
Well damn. Whatever. Don’t eat the plants or legacy sims.
And this is all I have for now. I actually had what I thought was a finished post, but I decided to add a bit.
Hopefully, I’m re-finding my voice for this observational quipping that I’ve been doing.
See ya, Buddies ❤