Hello Hello Readers! Welcome, welcome and STEP RIGHT UP to The Zale Family ISBI – Alphabetcy 100th Post Extravaganza! That’s right kids! This is the 100th post on this blog! I have to send a HUGE shout-out to Sam aka Gryffindork7 aka general ruler of the universe over on The Dysfunkshinul Legacy – she just posted a blog stats milestone, (10,000 potatoes! Way to go!) which then made me go check my own, and lo and behold, this is what I saw:
Yup! That thar in the highlighted section is 99 posts! That means that whatever I posted next would be the 100th post! Spurring me to create this here post!
I decided to enjoy a trip down memory lane, so sit back, grab a cup o’ tea and a tissue, and enjoy the journey back to the beginning of The Zales. So onwards! Let The Zale Family ISBI – Alphabetcy 100th Post Extravaganza begin!
Angelica Zale – Co-Founder:
Oh Angelica – your guitar addict nature, and your inappropriate flirting made me not always so fond of you, but you birthed six wonderful children and added a lot to the family. We’d be nowhere without you.
Becca Zale – Spare:
I loved Becca until she aged to YA – then I thought she got all the worst parts of Abe mixed with some of Angelica’s beauty. I loved her hair though, and enjoyed having her in the house.
Blair Zale – Spare:
Yeah – aside from CAS, I have like no teen face shots of Blair… here’s her back while she does homework.
Blair was really under-appreciated when she lived in the family home, but whenever she came for visits her inappropriate and evil traits made for entertaining events. I also think she turned out beautiful, which surprised me, for as a child and a teen I thought she was bit odd!
Bettina Zale – Torch Holder:
Oh Bettina! The first to take on the passing of the torch. You were supposed to marry a merman, but he turned out to be a regular human, and I was nearly certain you’d obtain your LTW, but a forced move prevented us from succeeding. You were a lovely Sim, and you added a lot to the family.
Leif Zale – Generation B Spouse:
Leif! You snazzy spouse you! You topped your career all on your own! You also brought a cat to our house with your cat lover trait, adding to one of the most epic things to happen in any blog, let alone this one!
Benji Zale – Cat:
Benji, sweet Benji. I was annoyed you didn’t have a tail at first, but you ended up being purrfect in every way. You saved our founder upon his first death, and brought many many hours of joyful catness to the house. I still miss you.
Celine Zale – Spare:
Note: This picture is very important. I did not know, until this very photo was taken, that if you hit “Tab” you could completely change the way you take screen shots. Every single photo prior to this shot was taken in regular game play mode. Can you believe it took me this long?!?
Celine was so lovely, I wavered on going b/g/b/g, but I’m glad I stuck with it. With only two children in this generation, I was very attached to her.
Cyrus Zale – Torch Holder:
Cyrus, you big dork. You had quite a run of things! A sham wedding to Traci that produced such beautiful children – only to end up with Changpu in the end. I knew we had no hope with your LTW, but I enjoyed you and what you brought to the family.
Traci Zale – Generation C Spouse:
Beautiful, terrible, permanent pajamas Traci, and wearer of the Zale Hair Curse. You drove me crazy, I kicked you out with a divorce, and then felt terrible about it. I’m glad we got your tombstone, for I feel you are a pivotal piece of this legacy.
Dane Zale – Spare:
Dane and/or Drake were the most neglected Sims to date. I couldn’t tell them apart for ages, and really only cared about them after they became YAs and got all hawt. Surprisingly hawt, since they had really weird eyes as teens.
Drake Zale – Spare:
Drake and/or Dane were the most neglected Sims to date. I couldn’t tell them apart for ages, and really only cared about them after they became YAs and got all hawt. Surprisingly hawt, since they had really weird eyes as teens. (Yes, yes, I copy pasted… this thing is taking me FOREVER, and it’s not even good…) 😐
Duchess – Dog:
Duchess managed to trek all the way across the world to return home one day, and was my first puppy mom in my playing history. She gave birth to Eddie, the world’s largest puppy from such a small dog. She also was so attached to Gustave, that when it was time for him to pass on, sh granted him a couple more days.
Daisy Zale – Torch Holder:
Daisy, a BAMF from beginning to end. Well, a coward too… Daisy was so much fun to play and remains one of my favorite (if not favorite) THs to date. I loved her traits, her look, and her lifestyle.
Gustave Zale – Generation D Spouse:
Gustave was a complete idiot, but I loved him all the same, if only for his daycare antics and the fact the he got us that swanky van. AND that for the second time in my legacy history, a pet saved a Zale! Thanks Duchess!
Evan Zale – Spare:
I loved Evan as a toddler, but he had every single birthday completely ignored and uncelebrated. Poor guy. He got no love from readers either – but he still had his place, especially creating the “who’s your daddy” drama between Daisy’s one-time fling Brandy, and Gustave.
Evie Zale – Spare:
Evie was one of my craziest Sims in appearance. She wore clothes and accessories I hadn’t really used before, and because of this, I really enjoyed her. She was also one of the most adorable toddlers.
Elaine – Spare:
Elaine we managed to get to know better than most spares, since she followed her twin (and future TH) to university! She was very good at not failing, and passed her classes with flying colors! Elaine taught us that an Art School idiot can head to Uni and succeed.
Erik – Torch Holder:
My sweet, sweet Diva. I absolutely loved Erik and all his quirks. I think he always looked amazing – like a diva should – and built an awesome step within the legacy with his spouse Liz. He was also an amazing physician.
Liz Zale – Generation E Spouse:
“Never look at the camera” Liz was a fine addition to the house, adding fun, color, and nice genetics. She may have had a bit of a strange relationship with her son Frond, but I really enjoyed her.
I was so happy to have a Zale inherit the purple hair, even if it was Frond. He was one of the strangest Sims we’ve had. From his aging problems, to his rather odd obsession with his mother…
Flora Zale – Torch Holder:
Around here I lost a whole chunk of pictures, so I don’t have Flora turning into a YA, so here’s another teen pic.
Flora and Shelley had to travel to the future for children:
Flora also spent a brief moment as a man.
By the time Flora took over, I felt I had really got a feel for the legacy, the challenge, and my blog. I enjoyed her entire generation (even if she took forever to die) They also lived in Monte Vista, which is probably the most beautiful world.
Shelley Zale – Generation F Spouse:
As stated above, I lost a bunch of pictures, so here’s the only one I have of teenage Shelley:
Shelley was a great spouse for Flora. Family oriented, and very helpful around the house. I was relieved to see a teenage relationship didn’t have to end like Cyrus and Traci. I love Flora and Shelley together to the end.
Giselle Zale – Spare:
This set of spares has trait cards for the final YA picture. I actually needed an heir poll at this stage, so this is one of the few times I made trait cards.
Giselle was a very beautiful Sim, but I think she was one of the stupidest. Air frequently blocked her path, and she cost me a fair few fails!
Graham Zale – Spare:
Since we’ve forced several due to gender…
Graham was a great spare! He even got honored by Zefie and became a spare spouse in HER legacy! He’s such an all around nice Sim. ❤
Giles Zale – Torch Holder:
Giles time in charge was wrought with drama and abuse! His spouse was a jerk, and his love affair with Meredith fizzled out into nothingness – and then descended in enemies! I was really ready for Helen to take over when she did. But Giles was my first ever Emperor of Evil, even though he was TCBE from beginning to (almost) the end.
Giles and Al also had to visit the future for offspring.
Well, Al was nothing but trouble. The only thing he managed to do well was help make Helen with Giles. He had a few cute moments in the beginning, however.
Meredith and David Brunson:
I felt I had to put a couple pictures of Meredith and her son David up here. They were important once. Briefly. And at this point in my game, Meredith is ANCIENT. We shouldn’t forget how adorable Meredith was.
Hank Zale – Spare:
I had to actually open my blog to figure out who this Sim was in my media library – if that goes to show you how much I knew or cared about poor Hank! In retrospect he’s one of the cutest! The drama of his family overshadowed him.
Harold Zale – Spare:
Harold was also pretty neglected. I also named all the boys of this generation poorly, but hey, like I’ve stated, I was pretty wrapped up in Giles’ drama. He’s a really adorable Sim though.
Helen Zale – Torch Holder:
This is the only shot I have of Helen as an Elder (for now):
Having JUST completed Helen’s VERY long reign over the Zale house, I can say that I was ready to pass the torch, but I can also so that Helen was a WONDERFUL TH and an amazing wife and mother. Not to mention she’s the next Jane Bond! I also think her look is just lovely.
Ramon Zale – Generation H Spouse:
Ramon! Currently my favorite spouse to date. I just love his face. He’s been an excellent Sim, entertaining and adorable. Ralen made the most beautiful children to date in this legacy, and I’m so happy we picked him up at Uni!
Iris Zale – Spare:
Iris was a last ditch attempt at getting another boy out of Ralen so readers could have another option for TH, but we got another girl. I was surprised when I saw her, because with 4 sisters I didn’t expect anything different, but Iris is her own Sim – and a reader favorite! She has been downloaded for use in other games. She is very beautiful. Remember, she’s still a teen in game, so this is as far as we’ve come with Iris!
Tahiya Zale – Generation I Spouse:
I’ve barely gotten to know Tahiya, so who knows how I’ll feel about her by the end! But right now, I love her, and I think she’s exactly what the Zale Family needs in order to continue towards greatness!
That’s a wrap! You have no idea how incredibly long this took. Longer than several posts combined! But it IS the Zale Family ISBI – Alphabetcy 100th Post Extravaganza! so we HAD to go big! So! If you made it this far, here’s your reward!
Ike and Tahiya had TWIN GIRLS! Meet Jillian and Jenny! Jillian a grumpy heavy sleeper, and Jenny is clumsy and neurotic. THERE WILL BE AN HEIR POLL FOR GENERATION J! We already have two girls, and it’s a girls turn! I’m SO HAPPY!
I hope you enjoyed The Zale Family ISBI – Alphabetcy 100th Post Extravaganza! I realize while proof reading it’s really just a lot of scrolling, but it seemed like a good idea in my head, and after awhile I’d gone way too far to turn back… so I reward you with the beginnings of Generation J!
So – I need to convey some heartfelt thanks to all of you for reading, commenting, and joining me on this journey through a game that captivates us all. I’m honored to have so many lovely people sharing this with me. Really, I am deeply grateful. *ahem* A proper update is coming soon, so until next time, HAPPY SIMMING!
Oh, and here’s the score I couldn’t post last time, or it’d give away the fact that there were TWINS!
Failing school -5: 1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5: 7 (-40)
Passing Out -5: 30 (-150)
Self-Wetting -5: 27 (-135)
Accidental Deaths -10: 0 (YAY!)
Social Worker Visit -15: 0 (YAY!)
Births +5: 22 (+110)
Twin Births + 10: 7 (+70)
Triplet Birth +15: 1 (+15)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 5 (+200)
Honor Roll +5: 5 (+25)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10: 7 (+70)
Every $100,000 +20: 5 (+100)
Spouse Tops Career +10: 3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10: 4 (-40)
Repo-man -5: 1 (-5)
❤ to you all.