Monthly Archives: November 2013

Erik & Elaine Enjoy Education 5.0

Hi Kids!  Welcome!  Last time Daisy passed the torch, we got a new dog, and the new dog and our old dog had a puppy!  There was a quad birthday, then Erik and his twin Elaine headed off to University!  Lets see how that went, shall we?

I gave Erik this fancy fireplace room, and a quick makeover with a double bed (for WooHoo!) add some orange and viola!  Home!
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Now put out that damned fire before you burn the place down.  Kthx.

Now!  Let’s look for potential spouses!  Forget education!
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This lovely lady is Holly Gabrielsun.  I think she’s swell, and I’d love to get some brown hair in this family some day.

Erik, being the diva that he is, chooses to begin his mating rituals by talking about himself.
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Holly, based on her facial expression, found this to be most dull.  Attagirl, Holly.

Elaine has wandered off and found a fancy TV…
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…complete with video gaming system!  (If only my dorms had been 1/10th as nice as these!)

Erik and Elaine then automatically head off to the Meet & Greet.  Elaine shows us she’s here to learn, not spouse hunt.
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And watches a presentation with cute art on the board.  Good girl!

Erik rolled a wish for a soda, so we bought one, and he plays foosball…
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… With WADE!  From the LISBI!  That guy likes to sleep with his students, and then obsesses about them when they break up with him…
And this lady…
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Her name is Manisha Kapoor.  She heartfarts Erik.  She has the widest, squarest, manliest jaw I’ve seen.  If she’s a potential spouse, she needs a make-over.

Up close in CAS, she looked like a drag queen, so I HAD to thin out that jaw, JUST a tiny bit!
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She also likes Spiceberry.  There.  Much better.

Back out the house, one purple-haired Liz Tarry visits…
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…And she is TOO CUTE!

Seriously.  Look at how cute she is.
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Go say hi Erik! Quick!

Oh great – trait incompatibility.
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Oh well!  I’m the boss!
now kiss
Or at LEAST study together – you can do it Erik.  Just play it cool.
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Aww, look at Erik’s face!  I think he likes her!
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…but hmm…
I still really like Holly!
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Holly is Erik’s roommate, but Liz heads back to her dorm.

I send Erik to study –
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But what is Elaine up to? –
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She’s in the red, and I keep seeing -$5 notifications floating away, over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again.  She’s addicted to this game, and each play is probably 4 IRL seconds or less.  For five bucks!  STOP IT!  Right now!
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Yes, you’re STARVING – go home and quit wasting our money on that thing!

Back at home, I go to send Erik to bed…
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…And this guy is in it.  Great.

Elaine DOES make it home to her own bed, and she even has a bite to eat.
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Good girl!

While they’re asleep, I check out the house.  Hmm, Holly is good enough friends with this guy that they can sleep together.
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I watched them for spooning, but I saw no sign of it.  Must be just friends.

Erik rolled a wish for a “Standard Protest” which is something I’ve never done!  So we hand out flyers between classes.
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Well, we handed out two.  Good for us.

Here’s our anti crime protest in the rain!
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Someone joined in!
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Lots of people joined in!
Then we got a pop up saying it was fading fast, so Erik got to use the podium to chant and stuff.  It was kind of fun!

Meanwhile, Elaine isn’t doing so well…
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…red plumbob captured on purpose.  She’s made to all her classes though!

And this guy, he passes out…
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Apparently if he can’t sleep in Erik’s bed, the dining area floor will do nicely.

Speaking of Erik’s bed, there’s another Sim asleep in it.  Well, we have a solution for that!
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Erik’s giggle face makes me 😀
EW!  You better not have left your nastay ass body hair all over Erik’s sheets.
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Damn!  Uni Sims are HAIRY!  Even the tops of his feet!  Stay out of Erik’s pretty bed!

Elaine makes it to class!
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…and participates!  Good girl!

Well well well!  What do we have here?
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Liz Tarry in a hooker dress!  I think it’s because she’s part of the “Rebel” crowd, but that just looks slutty!

Erik likes.
Erik: So, you seeing anyone?
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She wasn’t!  Then she turned on her hooker heel and took off RUNNING!
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Leaving Erik standing there with “confess attraction” queued up.  (She’s around the corner, you can’t see her, but I liked my dramatic photography skillz)  Is Erik suffering from Abraham’s notorious “running-women” phenomena?  I sure hope not.  😐

Back at the dorm, Elaine found the appropriate skill object!
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Good girl!

And Erik gets invited to Liz’s party!
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Excellent!  (Although who the hell throws a party at 7:29?  7:30 must’ve been too “mainstream” for our little rebel)

Party!
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I have Erik ask Liz to join him in a keg stand.
HA!  I thought he’d pick up HER!
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And, then she got tired and dropped him…
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Nice.

While Erik’s out getting juiced and trying to get laid – Elaine is proving very studios indeed!  She finished this painting! …
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… um – it’s very “nice” Elaine.  Very colorful.  Good for you.  Good girl.

Back at the party, in the bathroom (like all good legacies) Erik scores himself some lovin’!
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Then whoops!
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Liz says screw your romantic bullshit and pulls an adorable face!  HOWEVER – after this moment, things SUCKED.  Erik wanted more kissy kissy, but she rejected it.  So he gave her a present, and she rejected that too… and then she said this!
whatever liz
Whatever.  Bitch.

Next morning, I find a red Elaine heading off to class!
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Her progress bar is HIGHER than Erik’s!  Good girl!

I’m going to give Liz ONE MORE CHANCE – or else I’m moving on to Holly.
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I really do like her lots.

Okay – Erik’s doing alright…
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…and while he woos the lovely Liz…

Elaine is as complete mess…
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… So where is she?
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Outside the student union playing hacky sack kicky bag, what else?  GO HOME NOW!  BAD GIRL!

Erik:  Woohoo?
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Liz:  NO WAY! (Seriously bitch?  You walk around in hooker clothes, but you won’t put out?!?)
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Erik:  Okay, we’ll “just talk” some more…
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Erik’s too sweet sometimes.  Their relationship is damaged from that incompatible photo, and I can’t get it back.  But I want her genes!  Besides, her attitude might be fun to have around.

Oops.  Down goes Elaine!
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Bad girl!

But, she shows up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to class the next day!
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Good girl!  And LOL @ Sim Statue Butt.

Then, they both pass mid-terms with “flying colors” and make the Dean’s List.  Good boy & girl!

After the exams I send Erik to SimBurger to meet Liz for a date!  I think she was starving last time and got a little grumpy.
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So this outing will involve FOOD.

While they go in and eat, I find Elaine!
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Amazing!

And with constant spamming of a mixture of friendly and romantic actions, we FINALLY land Liz as Erik’s girlfriend!
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She’s warming up!

FINALLY!
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And Elaine pursues her own passion.
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Paint.  She made it to level 5 entirely on her own!  She only missed one class, and I only know this because she rolled a “skip two classes” wish, and when I moused over it, it said 1/2 completed.  She’s on the Dean’s list!

Erik and Elaine both make it through all of their finals – and pass them too!

Erik found a rat a while back, and he plays with it between exams.
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I think it’s cute.

He also found this fancy turtle!
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Great little after finals mood boost.

Here’s how much progress they’ve made!
Erik:
Erik's status

Elaine:
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I can’t BELIEVE how far Elaine made it!  She only has to take 6 credits to COMPLETE a DEGREE!  As an IDIOT!

Erik gets his report card!
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He looks worried, then he does this awesome celebration, but I didn’t know it was coming so I missed it 😦

Elaine gets hers too!
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I love her face – she looks so worried, but then (since I know it’s coming this time)!
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WOOHOO!  Unreal – she’s almost earned a degree!

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It’s almost time to go home, Erik has just sent a WooHooty text to Liz, and then – when you thought this post was going to delete itself due to boring content something very – VERY – frightening happens.

The ground shook a little – and there was a HUGE explosion!
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A bright flash, and a MASSIVE FIRE!

OH NO!  There’s someone sitting in that chair!
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OMG!  It’s Holly!
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There’s scrap everywhere, and what the HELL is happening!

There isn’t a smoke detector in this room, so I have Erik calling the fire department.  THEN HURRY UP AND PUT OUT HOLLY!
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She’s going to DIE!  HURRY ERIK!

OH NO!  NOW THIS GUY’S ON FIRE!
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Erik!  PUT OUT HOLLY!  SAVE HER!
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OH MAN!  NOW THE FIREMAN’S ON FIRE!
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Between Erik and the fireman – we get it put out, and I couldn’t find Holly or the other idiot who caught on fire too.

But then there they were!  And Holly was okay!  I was AMAZED.  She was on FIRE FOREVER!
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Whelp, then the moving truck came. 😐  I couldn’t even look around and see what had happened, Elaine and Erik were just forced into the truck to head back home.  WHAT WAS THAT!?!

Back at the Zale House…
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…Elaine carries the suitcase this time.  Good.

Hi Gus!
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Everyone else was sleeping.

Bye Gus!
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I  know we just walked in the door, but we’re leaving again!  (*Waves back at Gus*)

Oh!  Daisy woke up to wave goodbye as well!
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Hi Daisy!  You’re the cutest ever!

With Erik and Elaine gone, the house is three elders and three dogs.  That is SO WEIRD after five children…

And with that – Erik and Elaine are enrolled in one more term at Uni and they’ll have degrees! (assuming Elaine doesn’t fail – but I can’t imagine she would, she did amazing)
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We’re going to live in a different dorm this time.  The last one tried to blow itself up, and I want to see some different Simmies running around.  Maybe we’ll find someone better for Erik.  Who knows.

And that’s all folks!  If you know what happened to the dorm that caused it to explode – PLEASE let me know.  I’m still a little shocked, actually.  Come back soon!  Who knows what will happen next!  Until then, Happy Simming!

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Daisy Says Adieu 4.13

First, I’ve been meaning to tell you guys FOREVER that Daisy never had morning sickness with any of her pregnancies… She’s just that badass.  Second, I cannot BELIEVE how many more chapters Daisy has had vs. Cyrus.  Cyrus only had seven chapters, but this is Daisy’s 14th!  I still totally love Cyrus.  So last time we hung out with the Zales, we wasted time through Erik’s teenage years while granting Daisy’s every whim.  It was fun – but I’m over it, so lets move on!

We begin with our new TH snoozing away.  Aw…
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Isn’t he cute?  He kinda totally is.  ❤ Erik

And while Erik snoozes, I had Daisy teach Duchess to speak… so here she is…
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…Barking at Duchess.  So – as a dog trainer – this is NOT how you would teach your dog to “speak”…

Duchess agrees…
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Huh?  o.O  whatchoo want?

And OMG ERIK!  STOP IT!
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Erik: NEVAIR!
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Deal with it.

Erik:  I’m ever so very tired…
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I’m pretty sure you  just woke up from a nap, so cope a little, Mr. Diva.

(but he’s pretty damn cute – don’t tell him I said that)

I check in on Gustave, he’s standing around…
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…Like always… Lookin’ pretty handsome though…
But then he does this!
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DERRRR….PPP
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I HAVE FOUND THE MISSING LINK!

After this lovely face – he heads off to bed – joining the rest of the sleeping household.  And I spy Traci!
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At least she stays outside and doesn’t wake up the whole freakin’ HOUSE.

Super Ghost!
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Traci: WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
(I’m glad she gets to come out and play with us…)

After a haunted night, we have a lovely family breakfast!
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Aw… super cute.  ❤ my Zales.

What the hell?  Whodiss?
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(He looks like a rainbow wolf stalking the house…)

Why it’s DUKE of course!
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I made him myself!  I’m not super into fancy schmancy rainbow schemes, but Duchess was SO DULL (even after I put a heart on her) that I decided it was time we brought some creativity to the pets…

So meet Duke! (to go with Duchess of course!)
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See his lovely eyes?  (Did I mention I made him myself?  Cuz I DID!)

Socialize!
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Duchess: Yer awfully big Mr. Rainbow Dog…
But she likes him anyway… ❤
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Duchess: Leafs! 😀
Duke: Cats! 😀
Aw… I luvs you guys.
PUPPIES!
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*Rainy nighttime haunting pic*
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HAI ANGELICA!  ❤

Then, a Zale family 3rd (or something)… a Zale works out!
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Cyrus and Duke (who for some really annoying reason I want to call Hank.  NO HEATHER, his name is DUKE! YOU NAMED HIM DUKE – I even wrote “Hank” in some of my notes…FAIL)  Isn’t Hank Duke lovely?  I think so.

Just after this shot, Changpu shows up to haunt Cyrus…
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Changpu: *ECHOES FROM ACROSS THE GREAT UNKNOWN* Who’s this hooker you buried right next to me?

Whelp, back to the new dog.  Because dog <3.
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Duke is SO FREAKIN’ awesome.  ILU Duke!

And Duke + Future TH = ADORBS!
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YOU CAN’T CATCH ME! (runs like a diva – just sayin’)
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GO DUKE GO!  GO GET HIM! LOLZ!
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YAY!  So much cute FTW!

And then – it was PROM!
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Since ISBI teens do NOT get dates, it’s super awkward DON’T SIT BY ME limo time!
(Note: I love the hot air balloon in the window…)

So!  I took all these amazing notes with all the shit that happened at prom.  However, I have read MANY legacies, and PROMS ARE BORING unless someone gets a romantic interest, or a steady BF/GF or a first kiss.  Elaine hooked up with Orlando Skinner (and based off his thumbnail, he’s pretty cute!) but everything else was under the sea crap, alien lights, rejected dances, matching tuxes, wardrobe malfunctions, fights and regular bullshit… so I chose to skip it (although, what  waste of perfectly lovely notes…)  OH WAIT, really quick, while at prom, when Elaine gets all lovey dovey with Orlando Skinner, she rolled a golden body parts LTW, so I locked it in.

Upon returning from prom, I find…
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…very cute dogs.  I freakin’ love those guys.

AND!  PUPPY TIME!
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Duchess: O.O
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It’s as big as I am!
No wonder she only had one!!  Poor thing…

Duke took a page out of Abraham’s book and slept through the birth (thought I took a picture, but I didn’t) but meet Eddie!
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Eddie is clueless and lazy.  And adorable beyond all pixelated reason.
THE CUTE!  IT HURTS!
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Dad loves his little peanut.
*kisses*
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BABY SPAM!
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Maybe you have to know the Zales (or to have manually created his daddy) to adore this puppy as much as I do, but I love him SO MUCH!  Eddie FTW!

So!  At this point, I get a pop up that Elaine and Erik have 2 days until their YA birthday, Daisy also has two until her elder, and Gustave has 3.  So I’m gonna AGE UP ALL OF THEM!  EPIC BIRTHDAY!

Epic birthday?
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This is River McIrish – she party crashes all Zale parties.  She showed up, is still in the ACTION of heartfarting Gustave, (can you tell from her thought bubble?) and then SHE DIES.
Here’s everyone reacting…
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Don’t mind all the children, they’re from Gustave’s day care.  Most people are thinking about Dahlia while she chokes herself.  Elder Drake is heading home, we won’t see him again tonight – apparently the stranger death ruined the party for him.  I love how Elaine’s all “HAI ELLEN!  I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE COMING!” *waves*

Someone JUST DIED PEOPLE!

But oh well.  CAKE!
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PARTY!
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Daphne and Elder Dane! (Drake and Dane are elders now… That means that three of Cyrus’ children are Elders!)

Don’t forget Dahlia! (One should never forget Dahlia – she’ll hurt you)
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TOOT!

Ellen and Evan made it too!
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Ellen: *STARES* Oh hello father, are you growing old? (CREEPY)

Evie is here too – with a party crasher…
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…and we get to see Daph & Elder Dane again.

Gus went first!
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Then Erik!
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*Sparkly*
Before Makeover:
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Erik rolled rebellious.  He is now a friendly, grumpy, genius diva – who is rebellious. 😐
Remember – he had rolled that famous surgeon LTW.

Elaine!
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Elaine rolled snob (*LOL*)  She is now an outdoor hating, artistic, neurotic, over-emotional SNOB.  HA HA HA.  I love her traits!  It just sounds like someone you’d meet in real life.  And hate.

Daisy went last…
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…Aw.  I will ❤ you forever Daisy.  You were my favorite.

MAKEOVERS!
DAISY!  I felt she’d rock short hair and lilac tips.
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You are still a BAMF Daisy.

Gustave!  After all that shaggy hair, I felt he’d LOSE IT.
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Go stand around some more, why don’t ya?

Elaine!
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She has the tiniest nose.  I miss Ellen.  BUT!  She’s lovely and carries on Daisy’s hair.

Last but not least, TH ERIK!
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Erik:  Look at me.  That’s right.  LOOK.  Now shhhhhhhhhh…

*AHEM*

Duke (not Hank) was starving and found leftover birthday cake!
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GRADUATION! (I am just as tired of typing this shit as you are of reading it… so ENJOY!)
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*who the HELL are all these people!?!*

Elaine:
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DIPLOMA TOSS!
Elaine was voted “Most Artistic” – must’ve been that one painting she almost finished. -_-

Erik!
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Sleepy, and with his arm in his face *toss!* He was voted “Most Likely to Take Over the World”  Sure.  He just wants to be a surgeon.

Here we have Daisy’s last action as TH
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Because a formal wear dishwasher repair just seemed like the way the Zales would go.  Fancy to the end.

I have Erik and Elaine take aptitude tests!
Erik’s!
Erik's aptitude
Too bad he needs medicine – but I’m pretty proud of him anyway.

Here’s Elaine’s!
Elaine's Aptitude
At least she IS a fine arts major! (based off her artistic trait)

And it’s adieu to the youngest Zale Twins!
Apparently only sleepy Erik packs any belongings…
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So!  That’s that!  Daisy’s reign of awesomeness comes to an end.  Join us again soon to enjoy Erik and Elaine’s adventures at University!  Welcome to the E generation!

Happy Thanksgiving to American readers, and CHEERS!  HAPPY SIMMING!
*PS – my birthday is in 40 minutes, Pacific Time  😀

Granting Daisy’s Wishes 4.12

Hey Simmers!  Welcome to a new post!  I closed the heir poll one day early so I could play on Sunday.  I always play on Sunday.  Erik won!  I’m happy we’re maintaining the boy/girl/boy/girl pattern, but I was genuinely surprised that Erik received more votes than some of the cool females in this generation!  Onward!

We begin with Gustave freakin’ out because the party for Erik and Elaine’s teen birthday was ROCKIN’!
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Gus:  WOOOOOO!

And oh Erik…
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Future TH Everyone!

I hate diva Sims…
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So much…
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Erik: *singing*  I came from thereeeee!  (Points at father’s crotch)
Erik rolled a be renowned surgeon LTW – I locked it in.  I think he rolled it when he saw Traci die.
He is also 14 days away from YA – so there’s LOTS of Daisy time left!  YAY!

Gus:  MY SON IS IN MY WAY!
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Really moron?  He’s BEHIND YOU.

Daisy rolled a wish to teach Erik to drive, and Erik rolled a wish to learn to drive, so here we go!
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And then this….
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Daisy: Not on the sidewalk, son…

Apparently Sim World doesn’t know how to cope with sidewalk driving…
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Floating seated Sims!  Erik was even “driving” around like that, wonderfully entertaining glitch.

The glitch fixed itself by basically resetting the two of them, so then this happened:
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Note:  Take future teens out to drive during non-curfew violating hours.

Daisy still hadn’t made it home, but Gustave makes sure he scolds poor Erik…
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Erik: Daaaad!  I was just learning to drive with Mom!  It was HER idea!  The car broke down and…

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Erik: *Thinks* and I’m doing so well in school!  If I’m grounded I can’t go and…
DIVA!  Calm down – you’re off the hook.

Since I killed Traci died, and WONDERFUL LOVELY SIMMER FRIENDS helped me, Daisy heads to the graveyard… She was very brave.
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I love the fire ghost, and the abandoned IF’s that were dropped off when a party crasher died in the Zale house.

We found her!
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I laid her to rest next to Changpu – It’s a Cyrus’ Lovers plot.  I gave Traci the red flowers.  I guess I kind of feel guilty for how I treated her.  But I still don’t like her.  Much.

The next a day, a whole new daycare crew arrives!
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These kiddos are: Erick Grubbs, Garland *snort* Grubbs, Dina Grubbs, & Samantha Garvin.  I meant to check the town for a Garvin family, because I’m pretty sure I’ve spotted a Grubbs paparazzi.  But I forgot.

Daisy rolled a wish to go to the spa (Pregnant!?!)
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And when she arrived, we saw a VERY angry Dahlia!
Dahlia:  WHY WAS I NOT IN THE HEADER YOU BITCH!  I WILL CUT YOU!
I’m sorry Dahlia.  I know you will.  I fixed it.  See?  Don’t hurt me.

Aw, she misses her momma!
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A lot!
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Seriously – she just stood out here and WAILED the entire time Daisy was getting her Soothing Salvation treatment.
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But then Daph appears!
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Hmm, she doesn’t look much happier… *Note: Dahlia STILL mourning*

Poor Dahlia!
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Let’s cure her!
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And a little bit earlier I caught the ground thinking about ghosts…
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…must’ve been all of Dahlia’s lamenting of the dead…

Is that a Sim trapped down there?  o.O?

Dahlia:  Thanks Sister!
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Book on the ground thinks about itself.  It was also reading itself as the pages were turning.

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Hi Book!  So, although I find this quite funny, I’m disturbed that there might be a Sim trapped down there.  I had a dog glitch like this, but it was “just” a dog, so I put him up for adoption, problem solved… anyone know how to fix this poor soul?  (no mods)

SO much happened while Daisy was out at the salon…Cyclone made an appearance:
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I HATE PARTIALLY CLOUDY/PARTIALLY SUNNY WEATHER! !@#$%^
Note: He died later.  Just sayin’.

And then THIS familiar face showed up.
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Hi Brandy!  FatRipped SheMale!  Ugh.  Can you ever NOT make a gross face?  Please?

After the excitement died down outside the salon, I sent Daisy home.  We discovered:
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Kayla Offspring!  She’s someone’s friend or romantic interest, so she followed one of them home.  They of course ignored her and probably went to sleep, but Hi There Kayla!

Hmm, she’s “unique”…
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But she waves to Daisy, so I automatically like her.

Speaking of waving… HI DUCHESS! *Waves* (you ALSO made it in the header Woo!)
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She’s a little hard to see on Cyrus’ black sheets, but she’s a neat little dog.  ❤

Then, the moment we’ve all been waiting for!
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Hi Traci!  I’m actually happy to see you.  (I’m now dealing with weird feelings of affection/guilt in regards to Traci.)  I’ll engrave her epitaph with something heartfelt.  I also hereby acknowledge that you made many VERY lovely children.  Okay guilt over.

Back in the house, Ellen does her homework!
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Erik: God, Ellen, quit making me look bad.
Seriously Erik – must you ALWAYS look like a diva?  You have your own incomplete homework, feel free to join in and make yourself look just as good.

Elaine sings while cooking ❤
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just like her momma Daisy.  She’s also just as off-key as Daisy – but it’s okay.  ILU Elaine.

Gus wakes up to a brand new morning and prepares for daycare…
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…with a drink.
I don’t even know who made these, it wasn’t Daisy.

Meanwhile… Seriously Erik?
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Try to cope a little, huh?  You have a LOT worse in you future.

Evie notices ghosts on the property, and head out for a chat!
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Hi Grandma Traci!  *What’s with the swimwear?  Traci – once a hooker, always a hooker*

*Gasp* DUCHESS!
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Bad puppy!  She’s like a real dog and just cannot learn how to potty outside.  She’s also ignored 84% of the time – so I can’t really blame her.

I FINALLY CAUGHT AN EPIC PANCAKE FLIP!
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I think the smoke detector just adds to the image.  (defending horribly bland beige house)

So Daisy rolled another random wish (SO NOT PREGNANT), to learn fishing skill!
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So we headed right across the street to practice!

Daisy just so happens to SING while fishing…
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Complete with all arm movements…

…this CANNOT be good for fishing…
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It is however, hilarious.
She did manage to catch a few things, even a rainbow trout!

And while she’s off fishing, alright Gustave!
Good Gus
WTG You!

Ooops… Sorry Mr. No-Votes…
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I forgot about you…
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But I got your sparkly picture, so we’re cool, right?

EVAN!
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Evan ROLLED LOSER, which couldn’t have been more fitting or entertaining.  He’s now a good, clumsy, eccentric, never-nude politician!  I must say – never-nude politician can at least guarantee he won’t be caught by the tabloids!

But yeah, PEACE OUT EVAN!
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Your mom may be too busy eating pancakes to care.  But I do.  A little.

Just after Evan vacates the premises, we have a dual haunting!
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It’s Angelica and Changpu!  I keep hoping it’ll be Traci and Changpu just to F$%^ with Cyrus, but this was fun too.

Evie was disrupted by the ghosts, so instead of sleeping works on her homework!
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At a desk!  (I have genuinely documented every time this has ever happened.  It matters to me, okay?  I’m sure everyone else has wonderful little sim-children who do their homework at desks ALL THE TIME, but mine do not!)

Then ALL THE CHILDREN congregate in Elaine and Erik’s bedroom!
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Pajama Party!

Diva Erik grabs a PB&J from the fridge…
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Just so happens he loves PB&J!

So Daisy rolled a hopscotch with Erik wish… *GRANTED*
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Apparently she’s losing.  Aw.

I then catch Gustave being surprisingly endearing…
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Sprinkler fun!

And then Ellen and Duchess continue the Zale Family Cuteness trend.
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And artistic Elaine, well she finds…
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The easel!  She hasn’t finished it yet.  😦

Then our dear, DEAR founder haunts just before dawn…
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Lovely!

Aw Abe, you cutie:
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Cyrus, you’re too cute too!
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Oh no!  Be careful!
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You aren’t as young as you used to be!

And Erik FINALLY learns to drive…
driving Erik

And it’s off to the festival in ERIK’S ORANGE wagon!
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And the second we arrive, it’s an Evan and Dahlia sighting!
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Hi Guys!

Daisy rolled a wish for a hot dog eating contest *GRANTED*
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I had her invite a few of her kids, Elaine is NOT pleased.
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Ellen wins!  By a LOT – and if you scroll up a bit, you’ll see she started last!  Ellen can SNARF food!

Evie found the trampoline!
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Freakin’ cute Cyrus makes a sno-cone!
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Seriously, cutest old Sim I’ve had.  Aw…

Where’s Gustave?
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Reading on a bench being lame.  But Cyrus TOTALLY improves this picture. ❤ Cyrus.

Look!  It’s Daphne!
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Drake too!
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And since Evan was there, I had him join the family portrait…Aw..
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Erik you Diva bastard, get out of the way!

And we received Erik’s driving certificate!  Zale First!!
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Hmm. I said DRIVING – not DIVING.  Stupid Graphic.

Hi Duchess!
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You are SO cute!

And Zales are EVERYWHERE!
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You know what that means!

BIRTHDAYS!
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YAY!

Evie rolled genius.  She is now a charismatic, bookworm, slob, eccentric, genius.  During this play session – one time after school – she rolled golden tongue, golden fingers.  I locked it in.
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Ellen rolled dog person.  She is now a night owl, eccentric, natural cook, friendly dog person – who’s LTW is to be a celebrated 5 star chef!
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And peace.  Scram.  Skedaddle.
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BYE LADIES!

And I cannot possibly express how amazing this is.
not a million sims
There’s so few of them!  YAYAYAYAY!

Oh.  Then on a Save As & Quit my game crashed. :@

So I opened it up, just in the launcher to see how bad it was…
yay, it's fine!
It’s okay!  They moved out!  YAY!  Nothing lost!
(still very worrisome though.  I just wish it would run okay. 😦 )

Let’s hope it loads, shall we!

So!  This was an epically long play session!  Come back soon, and we MIGHT make it all the way through the rest of Elaine and Erik’s teen years.  There’s a prom looming!  I promised LaserKatt that I would send the E generation to Univeristy – so we might have that to look forward to as well!

Until next time, Happy Simming!

YOU Should Think of the Children! (Heir Poll) 4.11

Oh HI!  I didn’t see you there!  Well, since you’ve stopped by, welcome to another Zale Family ISBI – Alphabetcy post!  We’re happy to see you.  Last time stuff happened.  And if you care you can click here to read the last the post.  Recap FINISHED.

We begin with this LOVELY notification
freezing Erik!

Well of course he’s freezing.  He’s a fifth generation IDIOT and playing in the sprinklers at 2 am on an early spring (40 degrees F) day…
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Yeah Erik.  You shiver.  You suffer your own bad decisions.

Meanwhile, Daisy broke the TV.
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I then made her fix the TV
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I documented this in case she died.  She didn’t.  Aren’t you glad you stopped by?  Me too.  It may or may not improve from here.

Well… on a positive note, the B Generation haunts together!
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Isn’t that cute?  Bettina and Leif.  Aw.

Leif: Oh, were you trying to take a picture?
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HERE’S MY FACE!  *PHOTOBOMB*  Yes yes. Hello Leif.  I miss your money ❤.

And, after much experience with our cowardly TH, we all know what a ghost sighting means…Screenshot-6
Yes Daisy, we all know how scared you are of Leif…  Hurry up and pass out so we can move on.

Daisy: OKAY!
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Good.  Let’s proceed, shall we?

Aw, look at cute little Elaine!
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Or perhaps we meant VIOLENT ELAINE!
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*SMASH SMASH SMASH*

Oh Cyrus… you are SUCH a DWEEB!
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But where are you heading?
TO THE SPRING FESTIVAL! (Note:  I leave Duchess at home this time…)
Car full of family:
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Which is totally cute, and all – but like way more of them are stashed in the trunk or something…

See?
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They all rode here together.

And SCATTER!
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Have fun!

Ellen starts us of by searching for Festival Eggs…
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I think she might’ve stepped on one.

Evie throws horseshoes!
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OMG Cyrus… I don’t think you’ve ever been so cute.
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Old man Cyrus FTW!

And there’s LOTS of dancing!
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Aren’t they adorbs?  Except Blonde 70s Bunch Family Reject.  Not invited.

I was constantly clicking down the family list to see what they were all up to.
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Apparently “Hate the Outdoors” Elaine had had enough “outside” and sent herself home.  Loser.

Oh… Ellen… Too cute…
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Horseshoes take concentration!

More groovin’ over on da dance floor!
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Evie has fun with half the Bunch clan.  Darlene like, Jazzercizes all over the place.  You had to be there, but LOL.

Daisy rolls a wish for face painting… so SURE!
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Aw Dais… you are so great! ❤

Ellen and Darlene sync their horseshoe games…
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…And apparently Darlene put on pants since her dance routine.

Daisy decides to try out the kissing booths!
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Girls too!
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(I’m taking this to my GRAVE!)

And then I decide Daisy’s pretty hot, so let us try rockin’ the booth ourselves!
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Blows Kisses:
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Well… that was surprisingly uneventful…

While the Zales tear up the Spring Festival, I spot no one other than…
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Traci!  She’s at the restaurant with Madison VanWatson.  Hi Traci!!

The Zales are all having a fine time, but fading fast!  We return home to…
Screenshot-28…Daphne!  What the hell are you doing here?!?  It’s evening.  I cannot prepare waffles for you.

NOTE:  At this very moment – after paying all this recent and disgusting attention to the children, I actually catch a rolled LTW or two.  Evan rolls “Leader of the Free World”, I locked it in.  Evie rolled a wish to be friends with 15 dogs, but f-that.  Also, Daisy has LTH points coming out of her ears, so I buy a “Young Again” potion, never know when you might want one!

Moving on – we return home, and the family stands around socializing like normal people…
Screenshot-29…weird.

Gus snaps us back to IDIOT reality with this face…
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… yeah gross.  Don’t do that again, ‘kay?  Thanx.  *GAG*

Speaking of faces, we all know this one…
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Erik Pee Fail.  Good job child.

Daisy, however, LOVES her family – fails included.  So she promptly sports her new family portrait…
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…on the bar of course, so she can wash away the idiocy with liquor juice, and bask in the cuteness.

**CYRUS UPDATE** He’s 82 days old and has 189894 LTH  (in case he goes and dies)

Oh goody…
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…It’s the daycare horde.  My favorite kill me now.

Well, Daisy woke up grumpy, so I decide to have her take Duchess for a walk…
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…Skip this daycare bullshit.  Let Gus do it for his $300 a WEEK.

Aw… Zale Family First – walk a dog.
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Cute right?  I think so too…

Except Daisy kept bein’ all gimpy with one of her knees…
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Can you tell?  That is NOT a normal gait…
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SEE!??!  I laughed SO HARD – and it’s hard to capture in stills.  But it took Daisy and Duchess right near 11 hours to get to their destination, and Daisy gimped on her bad knee the entire time.  I SO KNOW you had to be there, but it was epically hilarious.

So, like I said, 11 hours later, we reach the pool!  And who should we spot!  But Traci!
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Seriously, I think she stalks the Zales.  She’s always there, but not quite there.  Stalker.

But she IS Daisy’s mom, so they have a breath holding contest…
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…Daisy lost, but celebrated like an IDIOT…. 😐

POOL PUPPY!
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Having learned my lesson, BTW – I have Daisy pick Duchess up, and they take a cab home.  Look at me all learning and stuff.

And Gus!  He was ALL ALONE, I didn’t even WATCH with the daycare horde today, and look!
Gus does okay
Aw… Good for you Gussie.

Oh.  Then we see this…
Traci's gonna die
She’s gonna DIE!

Well, the kids are only a couple days from a birthday – so PARTY TIME!
Daphne’s the first to show…
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Cake?!?!  Yes Daph.  Later.  In just a few minutes…

Dahlia shows up too!
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Then Drake!
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Guest of honor TRACI!
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And ruggedly  handsome Dane!
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HI EVERYONE!

Party shots!
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Elaine & Erik!
Holy Carp!  (Yes carp – the fish)…
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…That’s a LOT of Zales!  (and a maid)  WEEEEEE!

Elaine!
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Erik!
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And Dahlia pretends she’s a DOG!
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HA HA HA!

Traci then goes to put a dish in the dishwasher…
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…And dies.

Evan: OMG It’s so dirty *weeps*  Daisy: OMG the dishwasher, we JUST had it fixed *weeps*
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Traci:  Oop.  I’m dead.

Almost Everyone: Oh.  Is something happening?
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Evie: OMG THE DISHWASHER!

Death appeared in the hall, and then walked ALL the way around to collect Traci.  Kinda funny.
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Oh Cyrus – don’t do this…
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😦

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Traci pleads… Death doesn’t care – and it curtains for Traci!

I was far more moved than I thought I would be.  Still not a lot of cares given – but some.  A few cares.

AND WELL – I may or may not have forced Traci to pass away at the party.  I wanted her remains on Zale property so I could bury her and be pissed every time she haunted.  I mean – I got the pop-up!  She was as good as dead!  But then I couldn’t find her worthless little urn anywhere – and I SAW IT before she floated away… 😦  I think it might be gone.

Because I sort of killed her, and couldn’t find her urn – I let everyone mourn.Screenshot-66

For a bit…
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And then I quit because!!!!

MOTHAFREAKIN’ HEIR POLL!
See?  See how cute they are?!?
(quiet note – I wanted to go boy/girl/boy/girl and we’ve done that until this point – but I will honor your votes!)
MEET THE POTENTIAL TORCH HOLDERS! (THEY ARE ALL TEENS RIGHT NOW)
Evan Zale
Evie Zale
Ellen Zale
Elaine Zale
Erik Zale


VOTE VOTE VOTE!
Boolprop will also link here, so VOTE!  Closing on MONDAY!  *I lied.  I closed it today (11/24) so I can play.  ERIK WINS

Happy Simming!

Won’t Someone Think of the Children!?! 4.10

Why hello!  Welcome, welcome!  Grab a cup o’ tea and enjoy another installment of the Zale Idiots.  Last time we hung out, I fixed my save game issues, Daisy mastered Mixology and finally got the gnome tattoo, and Erik & Elaine aged to children!  With 5 eligible heirs, and Evan rapidly approaching young adulthood, I decided that you all needed to get to know the children better.  Since I tend to only focus on the TH, you really don’t know the kids that well.  So!  Let a chapter of children stalking and photo spam commence!

So, I just start clicking down the household list to see what they’re up to.
Hmm.  Boring.
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Evan is sleeping… Well… how about Ellen!

Aha!
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linty linty lint lint.  BEGONE!

And Evie?
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Asleep… okay… this isn’t going so well.

Well, here’s Erik!
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Eating two bites of secondhand cake.  Gross.

Elaine practices idle behaviors…
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*Cracks knuckles*

Hmm.  No wonder I don’t post the children much… they’re terribly dull.

Wait!  Erik livens things up a bit
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UNCLE DANE RAGE!  He HATES that guy.

And here’s old Cyrus.  He’s been pretty neglected lately
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Considering he’s the only one who brings in any real money, and he WAS a TH, I should pay more attention to him.  HI CYRUS *waves*

And it’s a Zale ISBI Alphabetcy First!
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Mastery certificate!  YAY DAISY!

HA HA, Elaine, you so crazy!
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This block!  Behold it’s majesty!

And here we have Erik creeping me out
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Possessed wide-eyed sleeper!  Ugh!  *shudder*

Elaine: I’m sorry!  I just wanted to clean up!
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And, broken.  Great.

Entire Child Clan: How do we door?
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Cyrus had no problem, Elaine appears to be heading back in… thus confusing everyone else.  There’s even TWO sides to this door.  No one can do it.

Oh wait, here we go…
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Good job.  I’m proud of you all *wipes away tear*  (Wait, where’s Evie?)

Customary school bus shot.
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Evie and Elaine did make it on the bus, you just can’t see them.  This bus only has two seats.  You THINK it has full sets… but no.  Two seats.

Aw, look at my little studios children.
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And Elaine is skeered on her first day.

Everyone but Ellen:  How do stairs?
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So… you just climb them?  Strange!  These aren’t like the skinny ones in our house we have no problem with.  These are so open and wide!

Elaine: I think I can, I think I can…
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Success!

Evan:  Okay you two – if I don’t make it, go get help!
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Erik:  You all are stupid.
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Come on Evie… you can do it…
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Moderate Success!  But ANOTHER door awaits them at the top!  CHAOS!

Evie: What is wet stuff?
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It falls from sky? 😀
And then, after Evie has conquered one door, one stairs, and discovered rain – her brain explodes and she dies.

Just kidding.  She’s fine.  BUT SERIOUSLY?  This was painful.  This is why I ignored them.  They’re the spawn of idiots.

Well, can’t stalk the children when they’re at school… and there’s no daycare on Fridays!
So Gustave and Daisy take advantage of the solitude.
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Smoochie!

Erm, Gus?  Does Daisy need to brush or something?
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He then freaked out forever, maybe because Daisy put more clothes on suddenly and he was hoping for sexytimes.
Gus: Oh lawd, WHY!?!
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oh wait, did she go outside?  Did she just get in the hot tub?

Woohoo!
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Okay Gus.  You’re super weird and I’m worried about you and your little moodswing.

Daisy: Oh GUSSIE!!!
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(breaks ankle to scope out sexy foot)

Hmm Gus.  Maybe lose the umbrella?
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He does!  But where the hell did he put it?  Don’t wanna know.  -_-
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Very steamy you two!

Daisy has the “soaked” moodlet while sitting in the hot tub…
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Ya think?  I mean, I know it’s raining – but seriously.  She’s in the hot tub!

And then I see this pop up about Cyrus
I said yes
I said yes, and aw, it’s cute!  He works with his son!

After I say yes, I see this!
hmm
I don’t see any changes in his moodlet section… hmm.

Oh wait… when he came out from work, he had this!
fuzzy
Which I could totally go for right now, because I’m FREEZING.

Uh oh – Evie has to door again…
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The teens had a field trip to the police station!

Hey!  You go Evie!
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She did surprisingly well!

Ellen: *YAWN*
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It’s tiring being as cute as Ellen.

While waiting for the kids to get on the bus, I see that Daisy is STILL in the hot tub, I asked her to get out ages ago… I go to see what the problem is and…
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…holy shit!  What happened to Gus!?!  Even he doesn’t seem to know.

Wow!  He was struck by lightening!
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And I missed it.  😦

As I return to my children stalking, I spot Traci at the diner!
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Traci: Yeah?  What of it?  NOW you care about me?
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Well yeah, kinda.  You’re not driving me crazy all the time.  And you still wear your wedding ring.  Aw.

Back on the bus, Ellen looks a little left out…
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I wanted to sit up front *pouts*
Sorry Ellen.  Evie managed to work a door pretty well and beat you on the bus.

Back at the house, Cyrus lectures Evan on the importance of hard work.
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Everyone:  THE TRASH COMPACTOR IS BROKEN.
Don’t look at me, Elaine broke it.

Erik: How to door?
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Oh no love.  Not you too.  And you can see Elaine waiting because she can’t figure out how to propel herself forward through the empty space of a wide open door.

Evie:  Hey dad?  How was your day?
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Gustave: Well, Evie – not the best I’d say.
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*Person Person Plus*

(FOLLOWING THE CHILDREN IS BORING AND I AM BORED)

Elaine:  Screw homework!
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Video Games Forever!

Ellen: Screw homework!
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Bedtime!

Erik then politely poses with the dog…
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To show us the new and improved Duchess!  (She was kinda boring, just sayin’)

So seriously, following the children around and watching them be stupid, stupid Simmies, I decided to send Daisy to the dive to make a little cash and OMG DO SOMETHING ELSE besides watch the children.
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When I checked in with her she had a “Lea Offspring is being flirty” message and a “received flowers moodlet”  Well okay then.  Apparently I can’t take my eye off Daisy.  But look!  it’s Dahlia!  *waves*

Bartender:  OMG IT’S DAISY!
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She’s gonna take my job!

So yeah, about that?
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Of course she is!

And OMGYAY!
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Someone finally found the pool table upstairs!  First time I’ve seen anyone use it!

Holy cow, this place is packed!
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But then again, it IS the only nightlife in town.

And Daisy makes a SUPER fancy drink!
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With a BLOWTORCH!  I want one.  Whatever it is.

Hmm, Daisy?  Where ya goin’?
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And why are you walking in the middle of the street?

Um?  Honey?
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I don’t think that’s an offroad bike…  It’s almost like she glitched, and walked where she should’ve ridden, and rode where she should’ve walked.

Here’s a very dark picture of a protest!  I’m including it for two reasons.  One, it’s the first one I’ve ever seen!
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And two – Drake’s there!  It dispersed suddenly shortly after this shot.

Hey there Daisy!  Whatcha doin’?
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BUYING DAISY’S DIVE!
LTW FTW
LTW FTW!  HUZZAH!

Back at home, Elaine is being read to sleep by her STILL SINGED father!  Aw!
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It’s “Physically Fit to be Tied” – that book we stole from a party crasher awhile back.  Funny.

And just in the other room we see…
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Angelica! Holy crap dear, it’s been ages!  I almost missed you!

Elaine:  EW a Ghost!
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SOO SLEEPY.  Then go to bed!

Elaine: Hi sister I’ve never spoken to before, read me a bedtime story?
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Ellen:  SURE!
NO!  You just had one!  Get out of the basement and GO TO BED.

Sheesh Elaine, you’re ruining EVERYTHING.
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Ellen is very hungry!  Thankfully the sight of Angelica on the computer cancelled the action so she could react negatively to the ghost.  I thought “Oh good, Elaine will go to bed now”

Abe is here too!  Also playing on a computer!
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Elaine:  Read me to sleep?
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Please?  I’m ever so very tired… -_-
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Angelica: Sure thing kid.

Elaine:  NEVER MIND –
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I’m too hungry now.

This child is killing me… Slowly and painfully.
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Sure, eat some cake.  It’s only 4:45 am.  Why the fuck not.

Cyrus is also trying to get some sleep…
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But Angelica is in the way.  HA!

Damn ghosts wake up the whole freakin’ HOUSE
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It’s a 4:00 am pajama party in the flooded kitchen.  Complete with cake.

Daisy:  Ghosts 🙂
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No Daisy.  Not 🙂  Not 🙂 at all.  Nothing in this house is 🙂 right now.

Ellen finished her cake… stood up… thought negatively about the broken dishwasher…
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…Even though it’s being repaired at that very moment…

…And down she goes…
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Evan:  *GASP* My little sister!  it’s so sad!
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… And hilarious!
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*LAUGH CLAP CLAP CLAP*

😐

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I hate you Elaine.

WHAT?  SERIOUSLY?
NO!  BED!
NO NO NO NO NO!  GO TO YOUR BED RIGHT NOW!

I love you Ellen.
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Seriously.  You are Zale ISBI Hero of the Day
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And THEN you do your homework?
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DOORBELL!

We got a pop-up that asked if Gustave would watch Kristoffer even though it was a Saturday… I said sure!
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OMG Gustave!  Take a shower!  And Evie!  You stink too!

Erik!  You are also emitting stink fumes!
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but thank you for doing the dishes, you’re excused.

Ellen and the Koi!
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Ellen and the Trampoline!
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*The exclamation points make them less boring.*

Hey!  Evie does some homework!
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Aw.  Thank you child.  Thank you for small miracles.

OMG GUSTAVE!
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Take a damn shower you worthless man!  You got struck by lightning AGES AGO!

Erik does homework at a DESK!
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First time this ISBI since Bettina and Breanne where children!  YAY!  More small miracles!

The full moon ascends into the night sky…
Ruh-roh Cyrus!  Something is coming!
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QUICK!
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CLOSE THE DOOR!

Aaaaannnd… That’s all folks!  This post was painful – and I apologize.  Come back next time to see if the zombie gets in and eats all of their BRAIINSSS.  Not that they have much – or would miss them if they were gone… or if we’d even notice if they DID get eaten…

😐

 

Save the Zales 4.9

Hi Simmers!  Last time, I suffered Technical Difficulties, but with the help and support of my fellow Simmers, Zale life goes on!  And before the chaos of failed saves, Duchess made an incredible journey, Daisy got out more, I remembered we had a basement, the Daycare KILLZ ME, and Ellen and Evie made it to Teenager!  So let us see what we can get up to next!

We begin with:  Gustave and Erik bein’ cute.
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Aw.  Erik’s all “Hi Daddy!” ❤

And we have to see Duchess! She’s an adult now!
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Aw… little dog in big bed is cute, but between the MANY babies in this generation and the TERRIBLE HATE FOREVER daycare, well, she’s in the wrong home for disliking children.  I still love me some Duchess.  ❤

And here’s Evie, sans glasses… showing us her bookworm trait!
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I think her eyes are kinda weird.  Just sayin’… but I LOVE HER!

Ellen:  Wut?
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I swear, I was JUST about to sit down when *BREAKS*  Honest.

Sure Ellen… Sure.

A broken computer doesn’t phase dear Elaine.
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*Plink Plink Plink* I am virtuoso!  (are not)  You’re super cute!

Daisy, while working on her mixology skill… WOOHOO!
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I HAVE TO PEE!   *CLAP CLAP CLAP*
Oh Simmies… You’re so endearing.

While Daisy applauds her need to tinkle, I find Evie and Elaine…
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I have no idea where they think they’re going, or why they’re out here.
*Note: I found them inside and totally normal boring just moments later.
Still, way fun to see their outerwear!  YAY!

Aw… Erik…
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You’re the cutest!

Erik and Daisy work on da skillz…
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Daisy!  Mixology almost mastered!
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MASTERED!
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mastered!
Daisy: PuhLEEZ let me stop skilling and FEED ME!
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Starving Daisy spots one cute Erik!
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Here I test save, to see if the problems I’ve been having with the Zale save have been resolved!  Success!  The save worked!

*Back to post* Have we even seen Evan?
Well, here he is…
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…sleeping in his stocking cap, dreaming of rubbish.  Oh Evan… I wanted to love you so much, since it should be a male heir…   …   …

Everyone was asleep or boringly milling about, but I found Gustave!  Doing this!
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So… I’m the first to admit I’m no snow angel expert, but I’m PRETTY DAMN SURE you aren’t supposed to make them face down, Mr. Frosty Face.

But YAY!  Snowman!   *ahem* apparently I didn’t take a picture of his snowman.  It was just the normal one, so I guess I missed it… sorry

HI ELLEN!
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HI ELLEN’S THOUGHTS!
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So… This was funny to me.  I saw the floating thought bubble and thought someone was glitched, so I clicked everyone, just to realize that Bunk Bed Ellen’s thoughts were transcending the house level.  Cool man.  Cool.  She was thinking about the trampoline – HA!

Just after Ellen’s floating thoughts, we find Evie!
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Evie: Aw Dude!  Half-eaten Cake!  FTW!   No… No Evie, you shouldn’t eat that…
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Eats leftover cake… two bites in and it was GONE.  Erm.  Evie?  Forget leftover cake, you have the TINIEST nose.  (In the picture above, she looks FINE… actually, it looks like it might be a little prominent.  But trust me, face front, she’s noseless.)  But that nose may be even AWESOME (because she is awesome) but seriously.  You can barely tell she has a nose unless you’re zoomed in like this.  She has mini nose.  Is it Daisy’s/Traci’s?  It’s not Gustave’s… After review of Gustave’s offspring *ELLENCOUGHELLEN* he has a schnooz.  So this tiny nose must be Daisy’s.

But then we find Ellen (with a very respectable nose) being INCREDIBLY cute:Screenshot-21
Hello Adorable Ellen!!!

Oh, the pup?  She’s playing…
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Oh, Lovely Puppy… NO!  DO NOT PLAY IN NASTAY POTTY PUDDLES!

Then oh shit… The daycare SPAWN FROM HELL arrive….
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Daisy: Hey, I just want to fix the broken computer that everyone is complaining about… Never mind I got electrocuted TWICE when trying to repair it last time.  It has to go better this time around, right?
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*Daisy shows off her more grown up outfit, and starts dressing more appropriately… UNTIL… WELL SHIT.
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Scorched Daisy witness daycare fun at its finest!
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Yeah, you guys have fun with that…
PEACE!
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Daisy: House smells gud 😀
But yeah, BYE BOYZ!  Have fun with the daycare! HATE HATE HATE!
So I NEVER get tired of Daisy enjoying her rebel ride!
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And COOL!  She heads to the salon!
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That is SOOO much better!

Daisy: OW OW OW OOOooooow!
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GNOME OF THE WRIST!
Fight the power
Yeah Daisy!  WOOO!
Gnome of the Wrist BITCHES!
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Snizzap!

YEAH!  DAISY!  Daisy?  Dais?
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You okay?  You rebellious badass you…
DOWN SHE GOES!
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Oh Daisy.  I can relate to your coward trait.  I too, am chicken shit.  But I have MANY tattoos, and I never made this unsightly face afterwards… But I still love you ❤

After Daisy proved to be too weeny for the tattoo, she arrived home to:
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Leon Offspring!  He followed a Zale teen home…
So did THIS one!
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He looks pretty good from the front, but he also suffers from noseless-ness…
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See?  He could never marry in.  But I like all the Offspring!

Daisy, having mastered Mixology skill, and only needing moola for her LTW, helps out with the daycare.
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Aw, little Perdue kiddos.  ❤

Hey!  This little Simmie is Kayla Offspring.  I invited her to the party (?) because she’s Evan’s “romantic interest”
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I have no idea where she got that dress, and this is MY game, so I’m jealous.

Wait?  Did I mention a party?
Indeed!  PARTY!
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Hi Drake!!!

Oh wait.  Did I say Kayla was Evan’s romantic interest?  JUST KIDDING!  It was Felicity…!
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There she is!  Felicity! Evan’s RI!  She’s CUTE!  Kayla?  She crashed the party.  I only invited Zales and Felicity.  Silly adorable Kayla.

Fatne Sighting!
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Daph:  I HAVE SALAD!  LET ME IN!  SHOULD I SHOVE IT THROUGH THE WINDOW?!?
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Wise Half Moon says: “Remember the love we all had for Daphne.”

Daphne waits for acceptance.  Daph:  WELCOME ME AND MY SALAD!!
I’m kinda sorry, Daph.  I ❤ ‘d you once…
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Those kids doing homework at a PARTY – Leon & Frankie Offspring.  Good to know my plopped in family of “Offspring” are surviving so nicely…

NOTE: Kayla the crasher and Felicity, Evan’s “romantic interest” heartfarted.  Felicity heartfarted Evie, and Kayla heartfarted Ellen.  I’m not sure if that means my Offspring family females are gay, or if the Zale females are gay!  This is the one time I wish I had a mod to figure out who wants what.  I’m pretty sure Abraham Zale was gay… maybe we all understand Angelica and her guitar a little better?  Beard much?!?  I’m over thinking it…

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GROSS!  Don’t they have a maid?  When I lived here we had a maid.
STUF DRAKE!  Our MAID SUCKS, and this FAMILY IS BUSY!  Go GAG elsewhere.  Cyrus prefers to vomit in the plant.  Feel free.  Think of it as fertilizer.

Hey!  It’s a Dahlia sighting!
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Yeah… she looks super weird.  But she’s insane… so *all together (Hide the fear in your voice now)…* HI DAHLIA!
*Note: I actually love her.  She was a gorgeous teen, and we only saw her briefly as YA – and she got some heir votes.  The Zale Clan would’ve done just as well if she won instead of Daisy.  Is she as “pretty”?  No.  But she’s awesome.

Just after the Dahlia sighting, we find Dane too!
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HAI DANE!  I always neglected loved you!

But this IS a party!  Erik goes first!
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PARTAY!
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Elaine goes next!
She looks very shy, and one beautiful Daisy looks awfully non-photogenic.  It’s okay Dais, happens to us all on occasion.
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Elaine: DERP!
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Sparkle Dance!
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So at this point, everyone is in everyone’s way to reach that which is the glorious cake.

Daph?  She has no problem finding cake.
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OMNOMONOMNOMNOM!

You eat up Fatne.

Aged up Erik: Hi.  You’re tall… (Elaine heading to the dresser to “edit outfit”)
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…Do you have a nose?  Cuz noses are important… Zales have incense, and everyone who comes near this room thinks it smells amazing…
Aw Erik… You’re cute.  Here’s ERIK!  I LOVE his orange hair tips!
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Erik rolled DIVA (I HATE DIVA!) to join Grumpy and Friendly – which I already thought were incompatible… you go Erik.  This next generation is supposed to be male, but as cute as you look, your traits SUCK (And I don’t really feel the love for Evan either…)  I feel like Erik looks a LOT like Gustave, but with Daisy’s hair color.  He’s AWFULLY cute though.  I do have some love for Erik ❤

Here’s Elaine!
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She grew up in the braids we used for Evie, so we changed them to these fine braids instead!  And I felt they suited her new EMO (over emotional) trait which joins neurotic and hates the outdoors.  I think she looks a LOT like a female Gustave.  With Daisy’s hair.  But I like her tons too!  I’m telling you, this entire generation is badass.  ❤

So!  With that said!  My save games have been working better (although slow and strange… it goes not responding only to reopen seconds later and be fine…(-_-)  ) So I’m not comfortable with their little lives right now, but at least it’s working!  Hurrah!  I ❤ you all for helping me recover my Zales.  They’re super happy to see you!

SO!  Daisy FINALLY got her tattoo, we only need, like, $5K to buy Daisy’s Exclusive Dive and she mastered mixology this time!  WOOOOOOO!  So next time I’m CERTAIN she’ll complete her LTW!  First time since the FOUNDER (that’s so sad…)  But that’s just how badass Daisy is!  Come see us again soon, yeah?

And again – If you’re not reading Amy’s, Julia’s and Sammy’s Blogs – well, you’re MISSING THE F&CK out.  So do it, okay!?!  HUGS and Cheers!  Happy Simming!

Note: I’m still afraid the Zales will die at any moment, but thanks to everyone who helped me get them back up and running.  I appreciate you!

Technical Difficulties

LATE EDIT: FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT! If you managed to come over here and find the Zales, but you’re not already reading about The Millers and The Wisteria Family you’re missing out.  Sammy makes me laugh out loud every time I read a post.  No pressure Sammy.  So go read her stuff!

My Zales are broken
OH NO!
I can’t save their game.  I’m not getting any errors, but the “Saving Plumbob” just spins, and spins.  I lost some play time, but it was being glitchy and weird, and wasn’t saving screenshots, but it was only a few minutes, so I rebooted my machine, reloaded the game, and it was running beautifully, so I thought it was fine… played for a far more substantial amount of time, I went to save and *BORK* same problem.  *NOTE: I run no mods, and no user created CC*

I’m going to try a few things, but not today, as I’m frustrated and sad… I just opened to see my last proper back up…
last backup
Fatne still lives there, Changpu is still alive, Evan is a toddler and Ellen and Evie are infants.  No bueno.  Hopefully I can get it to work without going back this far… If I have to go back this far, I bet the Ellen and Evie we know aren’t even going to exist… Anyway, I’m worrying ahead of myself here.  I’m sure I can fix my current game, right?  I mean, it was working perfectly fine two days ago.  Right? RIGHT?!?

Wish me luck.  Please.