Hey hey kids! Welcome back to the Zale Family! The interwebs favorite Sim Blog in all the Universe* Last time stuff happened, and we saw Giles’ butt through a very entertaining glitch! Let’s see what those ZANY Zales get up to this time!
We begin, with Helen, as she’s the new TH, and this is her first chapter!
She will be heading to University, so we want to build some skills. I only want to go ONE TERM, so I want our aptitude test to be spectacular. SKILL ON LITTLE HELEN!
But to get us all reacquainted with the Zales, we have to SimCheck. We begin with HAL. Being terrible just like his rhyming namesake, and terrible father AL.
He goes around smashing Giles and Meredith’s lovey dovey sand makings. Aw. 😦
I almost forgot to SimCheck Giles… he was busy sleeping…
…Even though it’s the middle of the day, and he wasn’t remotely tired. I already miss micromanaging him. If he’s going to reach his LTW, he *just* needs to make it to work, He has mostly smiley faces and a couple flat faces, and only needs ONE MORE promotion. So if he just ATTENDS, we’ll reach his LTW of “Emperor of Evil” which I’m very much looking forward to! I’ve read that he’ll start glowing red! We’ll see how he does!
And then I went looking for the incense the Zales had purchased during their glitchy, glitchy travels, only to discover that they are not in the Family Inventory or anyone’s personal inventory. Boo. BUT! While I was there, I discovered something fun!
So wait, who’s TH? HELEN? Why haven’t we seen her??
Well, because she’s boring and all she does right now is skill and meet her needs, and unless you wanted to watch her pee or sleep or eat… well.. that’s all she’s up to right now. We have an aptitude test to take, and I want her to rock it! Besides, there will be lots of Helen time when she heads off to University!
Glad that makes you happy?
Well! It’s A BOY! He’s kinda an H, as he’s Giles’ fourth son, but I decided that Meredith, after giving birth alone in a bathroom, and ignored by EVERY SINGLE ZALE, would name the baby herself.
I pull up a random name generator, and this little blue burrito is named David. (
Which is six kinds of creepy because a long ago ex of mine was named David Meredith, and this baby is Meredith’s named David… *sings twilight zone theme*) He’s pretty special because we all wanted him to happen. He rolled couch potato and heavy sleeper. He sounds pretty lazy to me!
Meredith rolled something too!
I wish they had specified each other – I find their relationship confusing. They LIKE each other, and they’re ATTRACTED to each other – but they don’t seem to want to be together? I can’t stage a perfect wedding, but I don’t think I’ve used Meredith’s adult action? Her LTW is to be a spectacular firefighter – I can’t remember what it’s called, but that’s something she can’t even attempt as an “idiot” so I didn’t have her get a job… I wonder if their relationship is high enough? I’ll look into it… Ideas readers? Cheat a wedding for Meredith and Giles? Or just let it go? I’m not sure what I want – so if you have any opinion, let me know.
Giles, also rolled this wish, the second his son was born.
I mean, who doesn’t find out about their child and INSTANTLY want to text it? David doesn’t even know he has thumbs yet, let alone how to unlock an iPhone.
Helen’s test is brought to you by, Hal’s arrest, and support from viewers like you.
Not that you can see him, but Hal Zale is building a rap sheet early! It’s kind of tragic really – his abusive father’s nasty attitude and his criminal father’s taste for breaking the law. I’m not sure Hal had a chance.
How was the test you ask?
Not good enough, we totally fail and I’ll have to send her for two terms. But it’s okay! She was boring and neglected while I forced her to skill, and I’m glad it didn’t work as well as I’d thought, because we will have a TON of fun getting to know her (and find her a spouse!!) over at Sim University.
BUT! We’re not heading off just yet – the boys are only a few days from YA, and then we can kick them out, and we have a baby to get to know! So come back soon, there’s fun stuff on the horizon for the Zale Clan’s 8th (you read that right, 8th) generation!
Until next time, HAPPY SIMMING! ❤
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