Hiya!

If you’ve found this, good job! Or yeah…I might have posted stuff and you just went poking around or whatever. But regardless, welcome!

So, borrowing an idea from many simmers, I’m making myself a side site for challenges and things I’m going to attempt that don’t need/merit their own sites. I’ll also maybe post random sim happenings. I don’t do social media, but I have often found myself longing for a simblr or a facebook dedicated to my sims. Mostly because I’m constantly having weird things happen but nowhere outside of boolprop to share them. So hence here!

This page will be stickied for a while until I find something else worthy.

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1.0 – Slow Start- Boom Bam: A Zane Baby Boom Challenge

Guys! Guys! Guys! I’m back with a Sims 3 challenge!!

I’ve missed this SO much! And with the new Baby Boom challenge introduced over on Boolprop, I couldn’t help myself. While I’m still on the back-up computer, I was able to tinker around and make the game playable!

I’m so excited to be going forward with this challenge. If you’re interested, check a look at the challenge rules I linked above. The main premise is to have your sim couple produce 12 girls and 12 boys. All in honor of Boolpop’s 12th Birthday!! Yay!

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And what other sim would I use for this challenge! Cammie Zane, the founder of my OWBC and one my favorite sims, will be one half of our hapless pair.

Cammie is an Unlucky, Loser, Ambitious Genius who is also Artistic. The artistic trait was added especially for this challenge. Since only one will be able to work and Cammie was a pretty awesome skiller, I’m letting her stay home. Plus maternity leave would mess up everything anyway.

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And this is Bradley Zane, Cammie’s fiance. He was the co-founder of my OWBC and when I thought of a couple I would want to have 24 children, they were it. They never had any daughters and their sons were all very handsome. So I want to see how far we can push it. I’m letting him and Cammie share a last name because I didn’t feel like looking up what his original last name was or playing around with the kids last name.

Bradley’s traits consist of Loner, Disciplined, Photographer’s Eye, Handy, and Athletic. These are just as they were when SP spit him out a year ago in Starlight Shores.

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So here’s their hou- sha- thing. Here’s the deal with this. The most expensive lots in Lucky Palms, the current world I forgot to mention we were starting in, top out at about $9,000. But you’re supposed to have a legacy-ish start. So I decided to meet the rules in the middle. I build a mostly outdoor living thing and then familyfunds away all but $400. The bathroom and bedroom are enclosed, but are hardly furnished and have the cheapest accommodations possible. They might have a slight advantage with their counters and fridge, but today sucked and this state of things isn’t going to change rapidly. So…just whatever. I also gave them each an item. Cammie got an easel and Bradley got the chin-up bars. Both were cheap. Again, sue me.

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After building and robbing them blind, it was time to send them on their tasks. The plan at the moment is to go a full day before Cammie gets pregnant. So Cammie sets to painting and Bradley gets a Military job.

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And this was most of the day.

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Bradley spent a lot of time falling off the chin-up bar and giving this face.

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Why are you in your bathing suit?

“It’s hot! I’m sweating and I’m going to die!”

You’re not going to die, but whatever. She finished the paint shortly after.

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Bradley wanted to go on a jog and, while the painting didn’t net much, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to check out the current selection at the Elixir shop. Nothing was there of import. Right now, we need the Blessing of the Fae and Vampire’s Bite. We have some time to get those(and the cash needed to buy them), but that is how we are going to keep Cammie and Bradley alive long enough to have the 24+ children.

Reasonably, I know they could have started as occults, but think of it as making up for the financial advantage.

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Okay. So it wasn’t a WHOLE day, but I was getting antsy and when I get antsy, there is really no way to rein me in.

And they scored on the first try!!

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Things are moving pretty quick around here. Bradley ran off to his first day at work and Cammie was left to her nausea.

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After spending most of her day scrounging for flowers at the summer festival, which dummy me forgot to get a picture of, Cammie checked in with the Elixir shop and found our first elixir on the list! I was expecting to have to wait forever! So they went completely broke purchasing the vamp elixir.

Cammie won’t be drinking it for a while because A) She’s pregnant and can’t B) I want to have Bradley’s potion ready to drink as well.

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Cammie went back to the festival and try to recoup some of their losses, but popped into her bump instead.

And in that horrible glitched pink dress no less. Someone will be sporting formal wear for the next few days.

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12 to 15 hours later and Bradley get promoted! We really need the cash. There is no place for the baby and Cammie is maybe on her third painting.

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Luckily, they could afford a tiny, tiny addition for a nursery. The crib and light are it, but at least the baby will have somewhere to sleep.

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Most of the pregnancy has been spent on skilling for both Cammie and Bradley with intermittent needs/work breaks. Around the same time, both reached level five in their respective skills! Cammie sold a couple more paintings and Bradley has SLOWLY been trying for another promotion.

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The only reason I mention it is because Cammie’s in labor and I have no other photos of the rest of the pregnancy. WHOOPS!

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I did have her move into the nursery, however. The last thing I need is Bradley running around like a chicken with its head chopped off.

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Shocker of all shocker, the first Zane baby of the challenge is a boy. While I was a bit tempted to name the first baby Balin, after the first child of my OWBC, this little guy from the jump doesn’t seem close to Balin and I wouldn’t want to impose standards on him.

Also, as many others are doing, I will be bucking the all B names in favor of doing BOOLPROP in triplicate.

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Instead, in a flurry of sparkles and excitement, we welcome little Barth. Why Barth? Because I was at a loss for B names and all I could think of was Bart or Bartholomew. Neither was a good fit so I split the difference.

There was a measure of disappointment when he didn’t come out blue, but we have 23+ chances for little blue babies.

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Oh and the first thing he does out of the womb is to start wailing!

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Oh well! Why not make another!?

Cammie dumped Barth in his crib and went to try for another. This one took two tries, but I won’t complain. Still managed it fairly easily.

After said woohoo, both Cammie and Bradley rolled wishes to Get Married and to Marry Cammie/Bradley. That’s incredibly sweet and all, but I wanted to wait til they got to a midway point to get these two loons hitched.

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I’ve been trying to cut down on my photos as of late, so again we skip ahead to morning sickness.

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And with Cammie’s pop for baby #2, we must part for now.

I know this was a bit of a slow start. In part, it’s due to the fact I haven’t been doing all that much lately in terms of Sims. I’ve been reading and playing Fallout 4. And the other part is I have been working a lot. This is my first day off in a week and even my recreational activities have been mostly stalled.

So, I hope you guys will hold tight as I try to get my bearings again.

Tata for now ❤

Question Time!

Heyo! Thanks to somebodysangel13, we have another round of questions to do. I actually have some that I had forgotten about courtesy of Fluffymao over on my Rainbowacy. I swear I’ll get to them. Everything is kinda of a huge mess right now. I’m just good at acting! Not really but…

*WINK*

Anyway, I’m guessing these are Leibster Questions. So on with the Q & A!

Questions:

  1. What’s your favourite movie? Honestly, I’m not really sure I have one. There is a deep seeded place in my heart for  The Wizard of Oz , but I’m hard pressed to say it is my all time favorite. Beauty and the Beast(the animated one) is pretty close. But again, it comes from a very deep loving place. Neither are ones I’ll stop everything and watch if it’s on or go out my way to watch with any frequency. The closest to that criteria is probably Clue. Damn do I adore that movie. I can be in a horrible mood but if someone turns it on, I’ll watch and smile. But I don’t really think I have a definite favorite.
  2. Have you ever broken a bone? If yes, which and how?   HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I’ve broken so many. But funny enough, none up until college. Since I turned eighteen, less than a decade mind you, I’ve broken SO many toes, done a bunch of damage to my ankle, and last summer fractured my tibia.  Actually, I’m pretty sure I’m working with a broken big toe at the moment, but thanks to it being a toe and me not having insurance, it never got checked. So…I can totally take care of myself…guys? Guys?
  3. What would be your dream car? How about the car you own now (assuming it’s not your dream one)? I’m not really sure of this one. I don’t have a car or license to drive at the moment, but I think I would like something small and fuel-efficient. I used to love VW Bugs but that waned into my twenties and now…as long as it would get me from place to place, not kill the environment, and not cost a billion dollars to maintain, I’m set.
  4. Do you like wearing jewellery? Any specific type (rings/necklaces/etc)? Yes and no. I like necklaces but I’m kind of allergic to cheap metals. I break out in rashes and stuff. It’s awful. I only have one necklace that I wear often(and that’s not very often). It’s a bunch of necklaces my mother and sisters have given me on one chain. It’s mostly sentimental and a comfort object. I wore it faithfully through most of my time in college. Other than that, not really at all. Rings and bracelets get in my way and I always forget to keep earrings in so the holes close.
  5. Favourite candy/chocolate bar? Oh! Easy! Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! Ad they’re local! Mostly. The Hershey Company is based about an hour from where I’m at. They have a theme park and bunch of stuff too! There are even people in anthropomorphize candy costumes. Those poor actors. Those suits can be hell. Fun fact, the Hershey Company even has a spa where you can get chocolate baths and face scrubs and stuff. Not my bag, though. Sounds sticky and messy.
  6. What special power would you put in your own Iron Man suit? Every super power I would want would be something akin to a genetic mutation so you can’t really put it in a Iron Man suit. BUT it would be awesome if I could fold it up really small and it came with like bonkers fast wifi just for me! I could finally install Fallout 4! But yeah, nothing really cool.
  7. Which side of the bed do you prefer? Whichever one the cat’s not on. I’m not even joking. Tonks decides my side of the bed.
  8. How do you normally sleep; back/stomach/side? Stomach all the time. On my stomach with my face buried in my pillows.
  9. Do you have names picked out for future children? What are they? Not really. However, if I do ever have a daughter, I do really love the name Evelyn. It’s super versatile. Which I something I like about my name. I have a choice in nickname and I like that. It’s something I would want for my kid.
  10. Have you been bitten by the travel bug? Yes and its gotten way worse since I moved back home a few years ago. When I was in college, I traveled around the US a couple times to go to a few conferences. And before that, I had always wanted to travel. But now, being pent up in nowhere Pennsylvania, I just want to disperse myself around the world and experience it. To see how other places live and function because this just can’t be it. I’ve seen so many beautiful pictures and even some lovely things in the US. I just want adventure in the great wide somewhere. This provincial life f–ing sucks.
  11. Favourite place you’ve been? Portland, Oregon. Like I looked into graduate schools hoping there was a program there. It was such a nice city. I spent a lot of time away from the group just wandering. I loved it. And Powell’s Books is  amazing.

 

And that’s it. I’m not really sure who I’d nominate that moment, so for the moment, I’m going to delay that. As soon as I can, I’ll post that up with some questions.

Weirdmageddon – Chapter 2- TS2 Monster Mash

Welcome back to the Monster Mashed Potatoes! Wait…that isn’t right…

Oh Well!

Mance Ripley is back for the second installment of the Monster Mash challenge!

Are you excited!? I am! SO MUCH has happened. So much I’m not sure I can fit it all in here without boring you to death! I’m hoping to keep this under four or five parts, but no guarantees.

One thing, sorry for the sloppiness of some the shots. I’m mostly going for posterity and not artistry.

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Last time, Mance went and graduated from Sim State with a degree in Art. Which netted us the camera the we so badly needed. While in school, he manged to score a gaggle of points and a silver bot badge. He also got engaged to Jane Stacks…who did not last as his fiance. Upon moving to Desiderata Valley, he leveled high enough to get the camera and then quit to fulfill his true passion of Oceanography. He also met Natasha Una and we both agreed she was the one true spouse.

And Mance has yet to be abducted. We’re going slow with this.

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Since Natasha moved in, she got a bit of a makeover. I wasn’t going to do anything, but when she had a bath, her hair changed and I thought it looked really nice. This was not that style, but I like this more.

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With Jane out of the way, Mance pops the question.

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Natasha is definitely the one! It only took one try!

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Speaking of Jane, she’s gonna be a huge nuisance. Looks like Mance needs to build us a sentry bot. This is going to be a wild ride and nobody(me) wants to fool around with cockroaches.

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And since Natasha brought in an entire bank with her, it was time to build the Ripley homestead.

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You’re only getting a shot of the first floor, mostly because, besides the telescope, there is nothing upstairs but empty rooms. There are two bedrooms up there just waiting for alien babies.

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With not much going on, I sat and watched Mance while away at the bench.

His to-do list is pretty short. Sentry-bot and Servo. It’d be great if the Servo could be completed before babies!

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Since Natasha’s a grilled cheese sim and I would like her to work on topping some kind of career, she enrolled in Music. Mostly due to her creativity skills.

Well, she got herself fired off a bad chance card. Don’t let the pout fool you, she moved on really quick.

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While we had a second, I had Mance grab a picture of Natasha for the wall.

Thank plumbob for that camera. We would have no time for anything else if we were doing painted portraits.

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Afterwards, those two kids get hitched. In front of the energizer. That I didn’t want to admit to using. The rules said we can use them and Mance has 100,000 points saved up from college. Thank god for knowledge sims in college.

But they’re married! Yay!

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As much as I wanted to have Mance do this without the FT perk, marrying Natasha gave us the last point we needed and I’m getting impatient.

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While Mance is trying to get us an heir, Natasha has nothing to do. I figure Natasha can get to the point and make us some clothes without having to run out.

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It only took a few hours for our outer space friends to show up and pick up Mance.

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A few hours later, they drop Mance back off with an extra passenger on board!

Also, look how jacked-up his face looks.

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One thing I hadn’t noticed is that Natasha has been trying to make friends with Jane. Even though Jane keeps forcing her way into the house. So you can’t blame her. What would you do if your husband’s crazy ex kept breaking into the house?

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Mance works extra hard to get the sentry-bot up and running

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Not without some interruptions. Luckily, he didn’t need to vomit too many times.

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He is the happiest I’ve ever seen a sim bot building!

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And pop 1! Yeah nothing happened for an entire day.

But alien baby!

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Even if he’s pregnant, he still has to go to work.

But he nabs a promotion!

You know? His maternity outfit looks every outfit I wear around during the winter, but without the elastic ankles and maternity stuff.

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Eat! Eat your fill!

Two for one special!

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After making sure we get both an heir and a spare, Mance finishes up our servo!

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Guys meet Sandy! She’s exactly like Mance except for her LTW which is to top Journalism. We’ll see about it, but maybe not for a bit.

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With the house clean and nothing else to do, her playful points show themselves.

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Being fall, which I didn’t mention til now( Hey guys! It’s fall), Natasha was able to speed through sewing and made herself this outfit. I thought we could stick to the boho look.

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Second pop! 24 hours till we meet our sheep! Can I call a baby black sheep, in this instance, a lamb?

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The final stretch is really hard on Mance.

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There is nothing going on beside Mance hobbling through. Sandy spends most of her time channel surfing, Natasha is sewing, and a whole day goes by with anything notable.

Sandy does have a job in education, but that’s like 7 hours of the day.

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I just wanted a shot of Mance laying under that stars with his hand on his belly.

Sue me.

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Something’s happening!

 

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I wanted to pick the Black Sheep from birth so I figured whichever baby came first would be heir.

The twins are mixed gender and this little girl is first out!

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My first instinct was to name the kids of this challenge after The Munsters. It was actually the last name of my first attempt. But I realized that I’m planning for two more kids and if I would happen to get two more girls I would only have one more female name without research.

So in keeping with weird and monsters and just plain old awesomeness, I landed on one my favorite shows that I have found in the past year, Gravity Falls! So our heiress and black sheep will be Mabel! Part of me loves this! Mabel is my favorite character. Her twin brother, much like in the cartoon, is Dipper! Also an awesome character. Break out the lambie dance!

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Once the twins are laid in their cribs, we got a shot of Sandy.

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We also snap one of infant Mabel. I’m covering every base.

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Another promotion for Mance.

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And we have the education bookshelf.

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That’s a lot of poop.

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There hasn’t been a lot going in on the few days since the twins were born. I’m trying to limit picture-taking, even if I’m not succeeding. But this is a cute one of…Dipper?

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The twins age up on me, because I forgot. Whoops.

But both are quite cute! Thank goodness for PT replacements. I have the same one that Heather, who did the original Monster Mash, has. At least I think.  Both twins have Spock eyebrows though. It makes Dipper look impossibly evil.

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Speaking of which, he kind of is! Dipper is meaner than viper devil on a bad day.

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And Mabel is almost an exact opposite. Except for both being insanely playful.

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With their marriage being not long before the twins were conceived, I figured that I might as well kill two birds with one stone. Time for a Honeymoon/Track down Bigfoot trip.

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Mance checked them into the second most expensive hotel. They may be meeting Bigfoot but that doesn’t mean they can’t stay in a decent place if they have the means.

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Before we hunt down Bigfoot, Mance and, to lesser extent, Natasha enjoyed the locale. And the inside of their room, but mostly the locale.

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But not to worry. We did eventually hunt down Bill Bigfoot. His name makes me laugh a little. Alliteration is fun!

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It took the rest of the vacation to convince Bill to move in! Like down to the wire. We managed to move him in

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Celebratory Bigfoot Hug!!!

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Bill moves in and immediately put on nanny duty. It’s not all bad for him. He started rolling wants for the twins pretty quick. In any other instance, I would be highly suspect but…eh whatever.

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Will Bill around and Mance all relaxed from the vacation, it’s time to get the twins skilled. I have to say, I miss TS3 toddler skilling. Ignoring the walker and playpen, it just feels like they learn a little faster. But hey, we got smart milk and Lifetime Rewards balance of like 75,000. We’re good.

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I added an expansion on the back of the house that used to be the roof. I even added a tiny room for Bill.

An off-topic thing. So you can skip the next paragraph if you like. 

Every time I write Bill, I think about the most recent Doctor Who Companion. Her name is Bill Potts and she is AMAZING! She’s may be one of my favorites, second only to Donna Noble. She’s definitely the best (in my opinion) since Tennant regenerated. The season that just ended made me feel like I hadn’t about the show in a while. But it totally made me love it again! Not that I didn’t enjoy or like the others, it just makes me feel like when I first watched.

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*Note the author does not condone or promote the abuse or over use of emoji. Unless you’re texting your sister and being annoying. She really just wanted a GIF of Bill Potts with the Doctor.

And this ends Jess’ fangirl corner. 

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Stinky little heiress. She wouldn’t potty train because she was tired so she ended up stinky upon waking.

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When Bill isn’t playing nanny, he’s also the house seamstress. Here he’s working on clothing the twins until adulthood.

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The twins are nearing their child birthdays so I figured it was time to get working on the phase of babies. One abduction and one the natural way, so Natasha can contribute a little.

There are points for getting a dance sphere abduction, so let’s hope.

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Before we set Mance up for constant and unending sphere time, we need to get Natasha pregnant first.

Since jingles were heard first try, we have another sibling on the way.

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And it takes no time for Mance to get abducted. Like I almost missed it no time. I clicked away to check on the toddlers, and when I clicked back this was all I saw.

This whole thing has been a practice in making me a liar about my awful luck. I swear I have awful luck. Just like I swear I’m intelligent. Both things I seem to have a hard time proving…damn it.

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WOLF! WOLF! WOLF! WOLF! WOLF!

There’s a wolf!

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Even if she’s pregnant, Natasha has been designated as our werewolf liaison. I don’t remember who I picked this up from but since this also isn’t a passive mood booster, we’re going to try to make sure we can get her all lycanthropic as soon as possible.

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She marathon socialized with the wolf, but had to puke…like three times. She was not having a good pregnancy.

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Speaking of annoying things, Mance returned and there were no jingles and no pregnancy.

I was not pleased. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO GET A DANCE SPHERE ABDUCTION??! DAMN IT!

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On another note, this wolf is a giant dick.

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And the twins are extremely unhappy. It would be different if they were on opposite or the same schedule. But Dipper is just a little ahead of Mabel, thus waking her up every stinking time.

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And no matter how hard I tried to get Mance abducted again, it was a no-go.

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Seriously, Natasha is miserable. Every hour she’s puking. I literally had her clean the toilet then throw up in it. I stopped having them clean it until this is over.

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First pop!

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Mance spent all day, besides the few hours he went to work, on the dance sphere and nada. So impatient me decided to forego the points and just FT perk it up.

Also, look at his face!

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Update on Sandy…there is no update. She got a new job in journalism, she goes to work, and sometimes helps with the toddlers. Other than that she plays in the tub or watches TV. I like having her and Bill around but the house feels really cramped. And this is before the Natasha’s baby and the alien baby we’re trying for.

Plus her favorite thing to do is wake the twins up to needlessly feed them. I always have to cut her off.

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Nothing better sums up Mance’s latest abduction more than his face. He’s not pregnant! AGAIN!

Ugh!! Just looking at the picture frustrates me! And it’s too hot to be frustrated! I guess I’ll end this here, as much as I didn’t hit the actual milestone I wanted to. This is running too long and I’m trying to make you guys like me! No runaway at the length.

See ya next time, buddies ❤

 

 

We Did The – Chapter 1- TS2 Monster Mash

I finally started one!

And Hi! How are all of you guys? What’s new? Am I slow-rolling? You betcha.

So for a long time now, I’ve had a huge itch to do The Monster Mash Challenge since they unveiled it at Halloween over on Boolprop. With my life lately being a hurricane of stress and anxiety, I took a bit of a rest from TS3 and my Zane legacy. TS2 is my relax game. While TS3 has to be my favorite, TS2 just relaxes me 95% of the time. I had actually started this challenge once before but my founder die during his first pregnancy and I was too frustrated/embarrassed to try again. UNTIL NOW!

I’m gonna pre-apologize for the really lazy tone this might have. I’m trying with this, but not….too…hard. Sorry guys. It’s really just me being a huge bum.

So let’s do the mash! Let’s do the Monster Mash!
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This non-camera lookin’ chap is Mance Ripley. He’s a knowledge sim with….some kind points….I need to check.

*boots up game*

His stats are 5,5,3,8,4.

Anyway, his name was taken from the Game of Thrones character Mance Rayder. Which wasn’t for any reason other than I liked it. His last name was for Ellen Ripley and totally intentional. He’s badass(not really but go with it) and will encounter aliens and monsters!

Mance here is going to be doing a college start. Which I have no real idea what that entailed, so I kept to the basic rules of the challenge. This was mostly so he can become an artist later and get us that camera for the PORTRAITURE and BEFORE AND AFTER mini-challenges.

It still provided me with ways to  feel like I was cheating within the confines of the rules.

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While Mance wants to top Oceanography as his LTW, he really doesn’t get a say in it and he declares the major I want him to!

And what I want/the challenge needs is an Art Major! He’ll probably get to be in the Oceanography career eventually once we get the camera, but he has to do it with the Art degree.

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While I’ll show a few exceptions, this is what most of Mance’s college life boils down to. His social life is limited and he doesn’t get to have much fun.

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This is one of those exceptions. Since I started up with TS2 again, I’ve had crazy bad luck trying to find a vampire. It has been nearly impossible. The plan WAS to have Mance visit Downtown every few nights to see if we could find one without me wanting to punch a puppy calendar (because I would want to punch something cute, but I abhor violence against animals).

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Mance immediately wanted to sing karaoke. But fate intervened.

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I couldn’t have been happier to be wearing my headphones! It’s usually hit or miss if I’ll have them, but when I did, I found a vampire!!

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And Mance literally followed it to the bathroom, or at least as far it he could because it turned out to be a Contessa.

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You guys have no clue how damn excited I was to find this Contessa. I never canceled out an action so hard or so fast. Have a Kimmy Schmidt to express my sheer joy at this. This was like…three sim days into the challenge. I wasn’t expecting this until my heir/ess was a teen and I was freaking the hell out trying to find one.

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Mance spent the rest of the night hanging out with the Contessa until they were friends. We aren’t going to need her for quite some time, but it’s a hell of a lot easier to call her every so often to keep the friendship up than to find another one.

OMG YAY!!

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Thanks to Mance doing his college work and fufilling a few other wants, we were able to afford this puppy. I love this. It’s the weather thingie. I really don’t remember the name and…I’m not looking it up.

But I adore this thing because it can change or extend any season. Now, before doing this, I SCOURED the rules about what I was about to do. There is nothing that says I can’t use this thing. The only Lifetime Rewards that can’t be used are life extending ones and passive mood booster. This is not a passive mood booster and…

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The plan is to extend the current fall season for the duration of Mance’s stay. Mostly to keep me from wanting to punch that puppy calendar again.

It did eventually feel ishy, but…not technically illegal. Since it did start to feel ishy, Mance’s college time will be the only use of this strategy.

Because ishy.

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What I didn’t mention before was that I kinda got Mance involved in a phone relationship with Sim State(where he is) townie.

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This is Jane Stacks. You might not recognize her because of my defaults. But since there is not explicit rules saying this is forbidden, I went for it.

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I think they’re quite sweet together.

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To the point where both he and I wanted to have him propose. Something that was a mistake many times over.

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Firstly because she was having NONE OF IT!!

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So, Mance socializes the crap out of her.

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AND SHE STILL SAID NO!!!

You suck, Jane.

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Yes, they aren’t super compatible. Mance is more into blondes, but still. This was his relationship panel when tried the second time!

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More socialization later, she finally accepted. This was dumb on my part, but we’ll get to that idiocy later.

God, I’m dumb sometimes.

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Speaking of dumb me things, I missed putting these in the right order. Since I’m lazy and it’s hot, here they are.

Mance does predictably well.

My TS2 college strategy has always been front load the work. Unlike in TS3, if you get the bar up within the first 24 hrs, you don’t get a penalty for working on other things and skipping class for the duration for the semester!

Can I do that for grad school?

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And this is what he does the rest of the time. Nerd dance!

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Do I know some people don’t like gifs?

Yes.

Do I totally care?

Nope! My thing, my rules! WOot! This is what happens when you’re socially awkward and given moving pictures!

I’m also on some pain meds because I messed up my big toe pretty bad so I’m equal parts nauseated(stuff like this messes up my stomach) and loopy.

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I missed almost all of Mance’s sophomore year except this.

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As a reward/prep for the future, all of Mance’s grant money from the last two years is poured into a robotics bench.

We’re gonna want a servo for the STRANGE FRIENDS mini-challenges. As well, I’m tired of mascots. Meaning a sentrybot is in order.

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Blap!

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Thanks to the perpetual fall, Mance is not only blazing through skills, but his badge work is easy-going.

My moral compass aches.

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Mance also paints himself a portrait. As much as I want the camera, it’s not the worst time filler to have SOMETHING like this.

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And no pictures were taken for the duration of Mance’s college stay.

Most of it was unimportant or skilling. Nothing really worth noting.

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Mance: I look like Prince Charming and I finally get to speak!

Don’t get used to either of those things.

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Before he departs for Desiderata Valley, I figured I would show you just how much he got done during his time at Sim State.

This is why perma-fall isn’t happening anymore. While it isn’t outlawed as a passive mood booster or life-extending thing, way too much got done.

 Also of note, while I’m not 100% on the rules to a college start, I do know you are limited in what you can bring back with you. So everything but Mance’s portrait, his plaque for maxing his gaming skill, and his diploma  are left behind.
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Look at his outfit! It looks so dopey. It makes me so happy.
Anyway, he gets plopped down on the largest lot and is left with almost nothing.
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This is all that Mance can afford. He was lucky the brick was only $5 a panel.
He doesn’t even have a fridge and we’re not even going for ALLOTMENT CHIC.
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And with nothing but dork shorts and a bed, Mance starts digging. He needs a fridge and quick!
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Usually, I sell maps because they’re worth a bit and my sims don’t travel often, but Bigfoot! We need a Bigfoot!
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Thanks to the digging and the sale of the free computer, Mance was able to afford a cheap fridge, a cheap computer, desk, and phone.
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And since there were no suitable jobs, Mance is back to digging.
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Thanks to a phone chat with this lady and some previous reputation goodwill from college, she decides to send a sample.
To which I got very excited.
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BLAM! And sold. Mance needs a roof way more than a tv.
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So he gets a shack and a telescope in hopes of an abduction.
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And the first night yields nothing. But we have time.
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After searching through the help wanteds, the computer breaks and we can’t afford to buy a new one. Could Mance have attempted a fix? Probably, but we need a founder more than a computer.
If you have noticed a theme of “we need this thing more than this thing”, you are observant and also not looped out of you mind!
Congratulations!
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Mance invited Jane over in hopes of marrying her into the household.
Remember when I said he courtship and engagement was dumb of me.
This is the biggest dumb moment for me.
For some reason, I thought it was possible to marry a YA sim into the house. F-ING NOPE!
And I was not about to go back and pull Jane out of school because they kinda like each other.
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Instead, the “smart” decision was to have them fight til they broke up…. this was also massively stupid.
But don’t tell past me, she might cry.
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Once Jane leaves, Mance strikes out to get a new look and find a replacement spouse.
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Well, at least he has decent duds now.
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LOOK AT THIS GUY!!!
HIS FACE IS AN UGLACY DREAM!!!
What happened to you? Who hurt you so badly?
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When he got home and we were able to replace the computer, Mance was able to snag a job with the Art career.
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We got the camera! Woot woot!
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After work the next day, I sent him out to spouse hunt. I snapped this because….giggles.
Look at his bum! The whole thing is giggle worthy!
And then I hit a glitch. It was huge, but I wasn’t in the mood to fool around with it.
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And after deleting the lot, putting up a new one, and moving Mance in, he repeated the entire first hour of coming to Desiderata Valley. We did pocket all the essentials though.
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The move left Mance with significantly less cash than before. So his shack is smaller.
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More digging!!
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Of course he has to stop to stuff his face.
GO BACK TO DIGGING PLEB!!
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WOOO!!! Expansion time!
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And we’re broke again.
Enjoy the overhead shot of the house. Including a bonus pic of Mance pooping.
Also, yes all that digging and finding took place before the welcome wagon showed up.
We’re efficient.
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If you don’t know this woman, her name is Natasha Una. I’m not 100% sure if this is accurate, but she’s always been kinda the main face of Desiderata Valley. And I adore her. The minute she arrived to the new lot, Mance had a new spouse target.
Also I adore that hair default. It’s one of Poppet’s and it looks amazing on Natasha and Olive Spector.
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Thanks to the procurement of the camera, after he got back from work and could afford a computer, he casually browsed the want ads and since he no longer needs to be an artist, I threw Mance a bone.
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While it’s not really apparent, Mance is about a third to almost halfway through adulthood. He’s had bum luck with the telescope, which may have to do with attempting it without the FT perk, and he’s single.
Luckily, Natasha and Mance both seem on board to flirt it up.
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Super duper on board.
But, alas, Natasha was only invited over for a quick meet up before Mance had to get to work.
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This is Opal Contrary and if she wasn’t married and I’m not in the mood to break up 2 relationships, she would be our spouse instead. Unlike Natasha, who I remember adoring since getting Freetime back in the day, Opal was fresh and new. She’s lovely and it would have been neat to see her and Mance’s kid.
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No reason they can’t be friends though!
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Mance did eventually invite Natasha over again. There is a pressing need to get rid of his fiance.
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Upon moving in, I was once again awash in guilt. The rules only state a legacy start no full legacy rules…I guess. If someone feels like I was cheating, I’m going to exclude any points gained for money. I know you can add +10 points for every 25,000 simoleans your black sheep’s family is worth. I’m foregoing that in favor of fairness. I just want her genes not her money.
Just know, I’m kinda dumb. I’m smart, but also super dumb.
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Once Natasha moved in, Mance called up Jane and the couple waited in the yard for her.
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She was not amused or happy.
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Jane made the whole ordeal insanely difficult. She would not let Mance break it off and she just kept wandering the house after he told her to leave.
She reminded me of the beginning of one episode of New Girl where Nick brings home a girl who freaks out and starts stealing crap. Jane behaved about as well.
And here is where I’m going to cut the saga off for now. I have quite a bit of material that would enable me to go on, but I’m kinda feeling bad about my playing thus far. Be it perma-fall and Natasha’s money, I feel like a skeeze.
I hope this was somewhat palatable for you guys and I hope you aren’t too mad there was very few monsters and very little mashing.
I’ll see you guys next time! ❤

Procrastination! – 1.2 – The Zane Legacy

Welcome back! Instead of studying, I decided to work on an update. Smart choices all around.

Anyway, last time Prima created a utopia and moved in Gary Shue.

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“Hey writer-lady?”

What’s up Gar?

“Why haven’t you made over the bedroom to reflect me moving in?”

Uhhh….I’m just lazy I guess. He he he … totally just that.

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Prima’s old outfit bothered me so I shook things up! I love it!

“I’m gonna go flying!”

Just don’t die.

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Dew/Future fishies display!

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AHHH WHAT!

“I’m in the kitchen!”

UNSAFE!

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Serves you right!

Wait! Are you dead?!

“Hmm hmm hmm hmm”

I’ll take that as a no.

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“Back to the future I go!”

Wait! Don’t you want to stick around here? Maybe marry Gary and do some present time things? You JUST came back!

“Nope. Future! Now!”

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“Something doesn’t feel normal. Like I’ve done this already.”

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“Maybe the spa psychic can tell me something!”

You come to the future to talk to a matchmaker?

“Spa. Psychic. Big difference. ”

Sure.

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What’d she say?

“She gave me a phone number and said to call it after nightfall.”

Not at all ominous.

“Nah. I’m sure this number will lead somewhere safe.”

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“Hey. Yo. Who dis?”

Why?

“Yeah I’ll give you may address because it seems like the safe and logical thing  to do.”

D’oh!

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“Hey buddy! Why did you have to wait til sun up! I have things to –

Have we met?”

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“Your face is so familiar. Like I’ve known it before.”

“I’m sorry, but I don’t know you, Miss. Shelia at the spa said to come when you called. That destiny depends on it.”

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“That’s stupid, but whatever. I’m Prima Zane. Time Traveler extraordinaire.”

“Harkin Shire.”

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“What the hell did you just do! Are you a pink-haired demon?!”

Why would that be your first instinct?

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“I remember you! We fell in love unexpectedly! How did I forget you?! Writer Jess?!? Did you do a plot!?!”

Only a little. Obvious from my lack of effort, obviously. So…what do you think?

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“I’M ALL IN!”

*smooooooccccchhhh*

“Remember me now, pal?”

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“How is it possible? There are two set of memories. This makes no sense, but…”

“Spit it out. I need to choose a spouse and I have a dull normie back in the present.”

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“Why not? I’m all in, too!”

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Big jetpack love! Awww, how sweet!

So you, the reader, probably want some kind of explanation. At this point in play, I had been having quite a bit of trouble with freezes. It was during a week where it was intensely humid and hot. My computer does not agree with heat and humidity. However, while Prima was out and about dew/bug hunting, she ran into Harkin Shire here. They were hugely attracted to each other and however, difficult it was to pair up Prima and Gary, this relationship was the opposite. They fell for each other with such ease and passion that I thought impossible for sims. And then the game crashed. I couldn’t let it stand. They needed to be together.

Now if only there was an easy solution to this love triangle.

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“I need to go home and sort a few things out but I’ll come back for you. I promise. A picture for the road?”

Funny enough, after hooking these two up did I realize that Prima was overly attracted to someone just like her dad. Both Liam and Harkin are never-nude hopeless romantic red-heads. If they weren’t so dang cute, I would be creeped out.

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Prime did not look happy to return home.

“Why do I have to deal with Gary? Can’t we kill him instead?”

No. But we do have to figure out what to do with him.

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Hey look! Roth!

Apparently, no one taught him how to make a snow angel. He had a want to do five of them and every single one was face down.

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Interrupting the pseudo plot and Roth’s snow ineptitude, Penny’s aging to elderhood!

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“I don’t want this!”

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“I don’t like this!”

You don’t look bad! You make a fetching elder!

“Whatever. I want grandbabies.”

Well, Prima’s in a bit of a — Oh! Wait!

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“How was your last trip, sweetheart? Make any new friends?”

“Your inane talking really turns me on, Gar!”

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*jingle*

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“So. About this relationship. Gary, we’re through. That was great roll in the hay, but yeah…definitely over.”

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“Prima, this isn’t a funny joke. After all that hard work and manipulation to get us here, how could this be anything other than a joke?”

“Because we don’t actually love each other. Our courtship was just on the whim of a crazy player who thought we would make good babies. We’re through. ”

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“My life was extended for you! I moved in and made myself over. How…how could you do this?”

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“Yeah..yeah..you have fifteen minutes to pack whatever crap you have. You’re services are no longer needed. ”

Even Shorty wants him gone. Harsh.

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Oh hey! A baking station! With Penny being the chef of the house, I figured why not pack the fridge with cavity inducing treats.

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“This plan sucks.”

Oh well. You get what you want. I get what I want. Win-win.

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Or maybe just a win for me.

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“Suck on this!”

GET DOWN!

“Nope!”

-_-

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Eyes crossed? Has it been a whole day already?

“You didn’t take pictures of Gary crying on the lawn for twelve hours and almost freezing to death before being dragged off by a dog. ”

Did…did I fall asleep during that? It happens. Anymore, I’ll boot up the game, play for an hour or two only to pass out for a couple of hours.

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“I’m pregnant!”

Duh! Neither of us were being subtle. But hey, at least you’ll end up with Harkin in the end. Unless someone else comes along….is someone else going to come along?

“Nooboo!”

Great.

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“Why didn’t you send me to the bathroom.”

I tried! It took you three years to pop. Go shower!

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“Nah, I’m gonna read instead.”

You’re not an idiot! Do what I say!

“Nope.”

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“I’m cute. Please don’t move me out!”

Not yet. Prima won’t be able to move Harkin in for quite a bit and extra hands will help with a baby around.

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Dew bubbles!

“I look like Glinda!”

Without the good part.

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Prima’s entire pregnancy is trying to find stuff to take up time. She doesn’t work and can’t do any kind of traveling, so….fishing?

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No matter how much time passes, Liam and Penny still got it. Zane women and their red-heads.

And look! No snow!

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“Hey so…this hurts. How do I win in this scenario again!? ”

You get a baby and a soul mate!

“But no one to punch for doing this to me!”

Then go to the hospital. Gary’ll show up. There’s pregnancy telepathy or whatever. You can punch him.

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“Grandbabies!”

Do you want to accompany your unmarried daughter?

“Hell no!”

The Zanes are a loving bunch.

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And in we go!

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Welcome to the family Garrus Zane. This generation’s theme will be Mass Effect. It wasn’t until a few days ago that I realized that maybe Doctor Who would be a better naming theme, but whatever. What’s done is done.

Garrus is Evil and a Slob. He loves Spice Brown, Shawarma, and Pop. I look forward to seeing where the dark side calls this one.

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Oh! And don’t forget his twin brother!

This is Mordin Zane. Since this generation will have a male heir, I’m happy to see twin boys from Gary. Hopefully his eye shape passes to one of the two.

Mordin is an Excitable Loner. He loves White, Vegetarian Fish and Chips, and Soul. 

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“I’m tired. I don’t want to hold it anymore.”

It’s your son! Pick him up and escort Prima home.

“I didn’t know about her pregnancy until now. Why the hell would I?”

Because don’t be a dick?

“I’m gonna say nope.”

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Swings at the ready!

With previous crib glitches with babies, I avoid all the hassle and just keep babies in swings.

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Thank goodness for their mother and Grandma Penny.

No one froze to death today!

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“Parenting, like becoming rich, is easy! Just press a button!”

Your privilege is astounding.

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“WHEEEEE!”

Be a parent!

“They’re sleeping!”

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Penny and Liam couldn’t be any happier. They love their grandsons. Thank goodness.

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“Can I go fetch Harkin now?”

You’re sons are hours old!

“Your point?”

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Fine go into the rainbow, you bum!

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“I’m so glad to be back! I can’t wait to hold Harkin in my arms. It’s almost as if childbirth never happened.”

It did though. You have to go back.

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“Hey girl. You look good.”

“You ready to move in with me and my kids?”

“You’re so pretty, I’m not even listening.”

Thank goodness for small favors.

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“Since you weren’t really listening, marry me before you come to your senses and realize that I have two kids at home.”

“Yes! I will ignore everything you say and marry you!”

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Welcome to the household, ya rube.

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Back in the present, Harkin gets a slight makeover. His favorite color is sea-foam and I’m going with the blue shade of said color. Because I said so.

And that’s it for today.  Procrastination is strong with me today. I really need to study before going to work, but it, honestly, makes me feel like a huge moron. So.. I wrote you an update!

See ya later, buds! ❤

 

Color Me – 1.1 – The Zane Legacy

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*Beep Beep* “Let’s go loser!”

Thanks for that Regina George. You gonna open every update while you’re the heir?

But we’re back! I’ve been playing a TON in my off time and have had this update all but written. So…last time. Prima went to the future and doofed around.

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“Being rich is easy. You just have to break into the hall of records in the future then come home and buy a ticket for ten bucks! What a literal steal!”

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“Why don’t I get more attention? I’m adorable!”

Aw sweetie honey baby. You’re a spare and you only live here still because I love you.

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Speaking of which, I cleared out Odette and Odile’s old room for Roth to crash in. Odette’s prom stuff was just thrown into the living room along with one or two of Prima’s Future spoils.

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Prima gets a big girl heiress bedroom!

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Prima invites out Gary Shue to this tacky looking club in Hidden Springs in order to woo him.

While there, Prima wins $100,000!

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“I provided for my future children! I never have to work! WOoOoO!”

Obnoxious…thanks.

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As soon as Gary shows up, Prima pounced.

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“What the plumbob?! We’re friends! ”

He didn’t like the kiss, apparently.

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At home, Liam decides that being glitched in a door is the perfect place to age to Elderhood.

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Penny and Roth thought the 3 x 3 bathroom is a good place to crowd in to celebrate.

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“Old hurts.”

Youth hurts too if you do it wrong like I do so…have fun with oldness.

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Gary peaced out after Prima’s attempted kiss, so we invited him to the house for round 2.

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No matter how deep into being friends,  Gary would not yield his lips.

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“Hiya! I’m Penny, Prima’s mom. Nice to meet you. I heard you aren’t romantically interested in my daughter.”

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“Mom, I’m going to pee. Don’t use phone magic!”

“TOO LATE!!”

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WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM GARY?!?

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That worked…weirdly.

At least we have them started on a path of some sort.

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“You and me. Me and you. Both of us together! ”

Roth has not been coping well with his spareness. As an act of contrition, he gets Shorty when you move out.

I tried the pet thing and Shorty annoys the crap out of me. He’s easy enough to take care of, even if his social plummets every three seconds. My problem is how NOISY he is. None of it is a behavior thing. He’s just NOISY. It’s irritating. My real life cat makes a third of the noise and she’s noisy. So, Shorty will be departing whenever Roth does.

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With Prima’s time travel exploits, the home timeline seems a little wonked. But hey at least they get to graduate!

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“Screw this! Degrees don’t matter in the future.”

Yes…yes they do, but for time travelers, yes, they are inconsequential. Unless they’re in history.

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In keeping with Prima’s cabin fever while in the present, she calls up the Time Traveler. I’m hoping she can score the Time Keeper statue so she needs to schmooze the crap out of Emit.

“He’s so soft. Way softer than Gary.”

NO!

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After prying her off Emit, it’s time for Prima to spark a utopia!

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“You want to what? Hahaha You have a fun sense of humor, young Zaneling.”

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Playing with dew is super fun!

“I look like a badass! Orange works well. I make a good red-head!”

She really does.

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Let’s play a game.

Has Penny had Dew thrown at her? Y/N

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Totally but thanks to wintry night, it took me forever to figure out if the dew took.

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After dyeing Gary, it’s time to propose!

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AND IT’S GOOD!

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Welcome to the household Gary Shue. I like your face. Enjoy being ignored.

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Immediately after moving Gary in, Prima books it to the future.

“Postponing marriage like a pro!”

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” Ah the loving embrace of the future! Feels like home! Who need family when plumbots exist.”

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With every possible future, I want to collect all the collectible things that are special to each to prove we were here.

So Prima went on a mission to get every color dew.

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I’ll give Utopia this. It’s very pretty.

Personally, I’ve been conditioned to distrust anything that even claims to be Utopia. Half the time they’re burning old people or using seashells as toilet paper. There’s always something rotten.

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“This is AMAZING!”

Yup awesome.

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Real talk, I think my favorite thing about the Utopia future is that all the sims are colorful!

“Pay attention to me!”

I can’t remember this sim’s name, but this shade of blue on her is lovely and if she were to stay this color, we would have to find somewhere for her to contribute to the gene pool.

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Prima travel home finally. The pictures don’t show it, but she was there for about five days.

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Roth, you’re adorable!

“Then feature me more.”

No, but I hope that you’ll eventually find a good guy and bring in some adorable kids into the mix!  But for now, we must say goodbye. I’ve been working on this update for a while in between study sessions and work. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve booted up the game in like a week. But thanks for reading anyway guys!

See ya later ❤

I dunno! Future! – 1.0 – The Zane Legacy

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“You voted me heiress! I’m so honored I could-”

They didn’t vote. I chose and you just hijacked my intro! You guys need to stop doing that! I’m the boss lady!

Besides this is just a retread picture from the end of the last update!

*Deep breath*

Welcome guys! I’m sorry for our heiress and her delusions. So last we left off, Prima had just been bestowed the honor of heiress. And I did mention she didn’t have a LTW due to some awesome pausing on my part.

And the unpausing left me a bit empty. So I decided, instead of leaving my heiress to a life of boring hohum LTW, I would choose for her! I did of course do it selfishly, but there is fun to be had for her as well. I want to blow open this game for myself. And you know what pack I hardly use but want to? Into the Future.

Prima will have Made the Most of Her Time.

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But before anything fun is done, my sympathy boiled over for Prima. She got her father’s intense thinness.  The body…modification…tube…thingie was pilfered from Liam’s points. No significant changes will be made to our heiress, just a little meat so she doesn’t look malnourished.

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“Did you bring me inside just to check out my face and then send me back out?”

Maybe…

But you don’t look like you were chained in a basement and fed fish broth so…win?

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Back outside, Prima embarks on her destiny!

“When did this thing get here?”

3 seconds ago. Kick it and move on!

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“I have the power! ”

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“Or not! Should I run? This is the time to run right?”

No just hold still and shut up!

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“He’s charming looking. Can I marry him instead of Gary? I mean…I’m supposed to marry Gary, right?”

I thought you liked Gary!

“I do, but I could make purple haired babies with this guy! ”

You would also break the game and blink yourself out of existence.

No way. But do go chat with him. He literally holds the keys to the future. Well mostly literally. Whatever. Just go find the power cells!

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“Hope nothing cool is happening while I act as house bitch.”

Nope…nope…nope…

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” Are you sure this time stream’s sanitary? It looks questionable to me!”

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*Bump*

*Shove*

Whoops! Have fun in the future!

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“It’s the perfect temperature here!”

Shuddup. *Sweats profusely in humid valley*

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“I’m doing things!”

Just don’t fall out of the sky and die! I love Roth, but I have very little interest in playing the full way through the military career right now.

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“I can DIE on this thing?!?!”

Uhhh, yeah. Duh. You’ve never touched that tech in your life and it launched you into the air. What did you think?

“I dunno! Future!”

The future is uncertain at best. A damned, burnt out husk of tears at worst.

“You have problems.”

Duh! 😀

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“Lemme down! Lemme down! Lemme down! Lemme down! Lemme down!”

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“Why is everything fun, deadly?”

Because it is how the universe goes. I love fries but it reduces my life expectancy.

Get on bored the crap train.

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“Stupid time travelers. ”

Way to rep the past, Prima.

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“This tastes like purple.”

It’s pink.

“Even better! The tech here is amazing!”

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“As Prima stared up at the statue, she saw her future unfold. The path was clear. He mark needed to be made beyond her legacy roots. She would not go down s just a legacy heireess, but as a figure of time and space! She would _ “

SHUT UP!

“This is an epic moment. Why can’t I narrate? My great-great grandmother got narration!”

For three seconds and that was a one off joke. Way to be derivative.

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“Whose’s trying to be epic now?!”

Shut up. I needed a pic to show you were heading into the wasteland and this was pretty. Stuff it.

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Prima procured a hover board, and no I’m not going to call it by it’s proper name, it’s a hover board.

“Can I wear flats? The heels don’t work too well.”

Nope. They make the outfit work.

“You want to change my outfit.”

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Awww sleepy Prima!

*Wakes up*

WHAT THE HELL!

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“I sensed you.”

Prima. Personal space?

“What is that? ”

You can’t have him. He’ll break the game.

“But he’s pale and blue!”

NO.

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While there are no special fish at the moment, this was one of the reasons for the Prima/ future match up. We need special fish.

“But we have these at home.”

We need the special fish that come later. Better?

“No.”

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In trying to do EVERYTHING with the future, Prima goes on a massive search for all the mysterious door pieces.

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SUCCESS!

Plifer that stuff and let’s go!

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“Don’t look at my butt!”

I SEE YOUR BUTT!

“NO!”

*based off real conversations that happen in my house of very weird people who happen to be related*

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“This looks amazing!”

Why did the robot waiter pass out?

“Don’t know. Don’t care. Eating.”

But why….?

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“I want to go home now.”

But you’ve only been here for two days. I made a rule that says you get three to avoid insane age disparity between you and the rest of the family.

“But I rolled the moodlet.”

Uggghhhh! Fine. You have to do one thing first.

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Since Prima will be hoping through time and not really providing any sort of money, she checked the lotto records.

Hopefully, she’ll win enough to provide for the entire generation along with whatever job Gary/a-possible-other-person-she-might-like-but-I-doubt-she-will-find will have.

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“Maybe I made a mistake-”

*Shove*

Whoops.

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“Am I safe?”

Yes and we’re done for the day. We simultaneously passed three-ish days and none at all. Great start to the generation!

See you buddies next time! ❤

Anticlimactic – 0.5 – The Zane Legacy

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“Welcome back, chumps! I’m in overalls! ”

Not your job!

Anyway, Welcome back for real. We’re trucking along and I couldn’t be happier about it. Playing the Zanes reminds me why I adore this game!

Last time, we had another butt ton of birthdays. I think everyone but Liam had one. They culminated in the oldest, Odette turning into a young adult and moving out.

Let’s go!

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I’m not sure why my brain latched onto it, but as soon as I booted up the game, I needed to send someone to the festival.

Prima and Roth had wants to go and since it was Spooky Day, why the hell not?

Fun not: it took me a second to register how much time had really passed in game. Two updates ago, it was the dead of winter and here we are.

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If you play Hidden Springs, you’ll know this is one of the Vanderburgs. It would usually be inconsequential, but he apparently divorced and immediately married Odette.

I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger, but I am saying she’s made a very impetuous choice.

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While lining up a shot of Roth eating pie, I found this cutie!

And he’s a local. This is Gary Shue! One of the many kids that’s living with Granny Shue when you first crack open Hidden Springs.

Screw Roth’s pie eating! Sic him, Prima!

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“Where is she? Does she bite?”

“If she’s like her sister, not hard enough.”

Ew. Just get friendly with her. Even if you nearing adulthood.

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“I won. Don’t you care?”

Oh sweetie! I do. But find a girlfriend-

“Boyfriend.”

Find a boyfriend and we’ll talk.

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While Prima chats up an older man and Roth pouts, it’s time for Odile to turn into a Young Adult.

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Look how lovely she is. But unfortunately, she’s almost instantly a spare. I’ll show you why.

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When I think someone is a face clone, I try to make them look like their parent. I put Penny’s hair on her and it was astonishing how similar they looked.

But this is unfortunately where we part ways with Odile.

We’re down to two.

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“Why am I still doing this?!”

You need it for work.

“But I topped my career!”

You did not!

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Oh you did….whoops.

Well then. Liam completed his LTW. Okie dokie.

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Awww sleepy Shorty!

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Look at how many bears were hanging out in Liam’s  inventory!

He’s also got like 7 or 8 rubber ducks!

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In wanting to hook Gary, Prima stops by the elixir shop and purchases elixirs until the Fountain of Youth potion showed up.

Luckily it only took a little bit. They have a bit of money but not enough that it wouldn’t completely derail everything after ten expensive elixirs.

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Immediately, Prima asked Gary out and gifted him with youth.

“I didn’t ask for this!!”

Too bad! You’ve been marked as spouse, either way.

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“I can still buy booze right?”

Not sure that was ever an issue. But now it’s not as creepy if you end up with Roth or Prima.

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And then everyone was boring for forever. I did get a little pissed at Prima.

SHE WOULDN’T PUT ON OUTERWEAR!! She almost froze solid three times!

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The only member of the house to do anything interesting was Shorty. He’s been hunting and has started bringing home rare and exotic bugs.

This little guy is a Scarab. We’re keeping it around in case someone needs them. If I remember correctly, they can be on the tougher side to catch.

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This had me gobsmacked. In the best way of course. Penny is still on her upgrade everything mission. For kicks, Liam is reading the paper and instead of sitting in a chair, joined his wife to keep her company.

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Twin nap time!

Really they were napping in anticipation for birthday time.  They had to wait a few hours so I figured they should nap.

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Time to find out who’s gonna be heir!

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I wonder what they’re wishing for?

“Shut up and let’s get on with it!”

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Up first is Roth. He’s quite handsome. While he favors his dad heavily, he seems to lack the cheek bones and possibly nose. The one thing I was worried about was his mouth. It was really pronounced as a kid, but he’s aged into it.  His final trait is Gatherer.

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Prima is lovely as well! She is really the best mix of her parents. Her face is a bit gaunt, but it’s mostly likely due to how thin she is. Thank for that Liam. She gained the Computer-Whiz trait.

And then I paused the game for an hour and mentally deliberated who would carry on. I was able to catch it before Prima chose a LTW. So she was still an open book. Both were physically unique and I love both of them to utter bits. After flip-flopping around, I settle on Prima! After such a long stretch of male Zanes, I decided to let Prima have it. Some simmers have their legacies rotate gender and some just fly by the seat of their pants. I’m going to double up. So it’ll end up: F,F,M,M,F,F,M,M,F,M. Only the last two generations will be rotated.

I’m also going to keep Roth around for a bit. Until the next generation is born.

And this is also the end for now, but also an anticlimactic ending to the founding generation. Prima will take up the mantle next update!

I’m excited!

See you all later ❤

Bass Face – 0.4 – The Zane Legacy

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!

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“How you doin’?”

Thanks for that marvelous intro, Joey.

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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.

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I didn’t miss Penny’s adult birthday!

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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.

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While Penny did that, Odile had her birthday.

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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.

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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.

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Just another lovey dovey shot.

I’ll be over here.

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Since I’m easily frustrated, this is the closest thing you’ll get to a family gathering.

With Odette providing the music, of course.

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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.

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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.

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“WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?!?!?”

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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.

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Ah how time flies. I’m sure Odile was returned before this…maybe.

But the more pressing matter is the twins aging to teens!

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Prima first.

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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!

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And Roth.

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He’s Liam’s boy, through and through. Everything except for the nose, I think.

He becomes Absent-Minded.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Prima, since she attended school, was sent on an errand.

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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!

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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.

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Evil paperboy is evil!

Moving onto the reveal.

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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.

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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.

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At least Shorty looks pleased.

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Just like with my real cat, I spent way too much time taking pictures of Shorty. Cute little bugger!

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Sheer elation.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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?

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Besides selling her old blog and making a new one.

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Shorty is getting big!!

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And Shorty is quite the handsome fellow! Time for him to become a hunting machine!

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Elsewhere, Prima left the house at 5am under my own assumption that she would be fine. Instead she got arrested.

“Ass”

Shuddup!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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One up! And one right back down!

Go Frank!! You rock little pea-pod!

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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 ❤

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