I’m too excited to type an intro, let’s get to it!
So even though everyone is still at the party, I’m going to start with a Zale Check! Ramon, Helen, Ike and Iris are eating cake.
Ivy is also there, and Sammy is choking. Do be careful dear?
That only leaves Ivanna unaccounted for, and here she is!
About four feet from everyone else. Quickest. Zale Check. Ever.
IKE TIME! His first command under my rule?
What? He was going to cost me a fail if I didn’t take care of things.
Once, several life stages ago, I noticed Ike had rolled a wish to donate to charity. I locked it in and just waited, knowing eventually I’d be able to grant it. After locating the mailbox, I see tragedy has struck the Zale House.
Zefie refuses to acknowledge the loss for Eve has passed on. Miss Wingless is in mourning. Or maybe celebrating. It’s hard to say. 😐
After Ike makes his donation, we spot a pretty flower growing on the lawn.
We pick it and put it in a vase to honor the loss of Eve the Gnome.
She will be missed. 😦
Ike rolled a wish to have a sno-cone, so I picked “Blizzard” since it seemed like a strange flavor, and WTH?
It’s brownish and bubbling?
This is SO strange?!?
And I do believe he got high off of it… Bizarre.
On this partly cloudy day, Ike joins the Music career…
…thus beginning the arduous journey towards LTW happiness.
Oh, and here’s as good a place as any to ditch this thing.
Because I said so.
But before Ike can even attend his first day of work, he has a grand plan…
Welcome, to the ancient lands!
*ahem* I mean, yo Ike, go find a spouse. That is why we’re here. See the Zales have married from France (Gustave) and China (Changpu – although he barely counts) so we need some Egypt! So Ike, get to it!
Ike: YOU get to it. I’m going to crawl into this tent and do some reading.
Oh no you’re not, mister! You are going to capture this moth…
…and get out there and find a lady!
Ike: I FOUND ONE!
Except she’s already an adult, and not Egyptian, but keep at it. Better than reading in your tent the whole trip.
Egypt is bootiful!
Ike: I DON’T *pant* SEE ANY *pant* Women!!
I see that, dear. Do keep trying.
AHA! HARK! Females!
Come on Ike… thing a little younger.
Hey! It’s Zhara!
I believe I’ve mentioned her before. Over on the Lightnings I believe. See, I have this save file that is on it’s 5th Generation, and they have made every single penny from the selling of horses. They adopt, purchase, and breed horses, then train them up and sell them for a lot of money! It’s always sad to see them go, but it’s been really fun. Anyway, my whole point is, Shara here married into that family, so it’s nice to see her again. I’m not going to rule her out completely, but someone different would be nice.
But hmm! It’s quite promising!
I learn she’s friendly, a green thumb, insane, and a great kisser. But she can’t be the only young adult female in all of Egypt.
Aha! Who’s this? Her name is Tahiya.
Ike, go say hi! Hurry!
Ike: In a minute, I’m learning a song.
Ike, being a virtuoso does NOT sing terribly like his great-great-great-something-or-another-grandmother Daisy.
It’s quite lovely actually.
As soon as Ike finished learning a song of Egypt, he enters the shop where I spotted the lovely merchant Tahiya.
And real smooth Tahiya, real smooth. GREAT first impression, sneeze on his shirt.
Ooh! This is also quite promising!
They’re both GOOD
Tahiya/Ike spam continues:
This is him singing the song he learned. It appears to have some pretty suggestive lyrics. It’s called “Under the Hot Desert Sun” which is apparently about some steamy woohoo.
Because she’s a merchant (I’m guessing) she can’t leave her shop to go on a date with him. He needs to take care of himself, and I thought they could go eat together, but such was not the case. After a slow dance goodnight, Ike returned to camp to meet his needs. The plus side of her being a merchant is that her needs don’t deplete, so she was always very receptive to Ike’s advances. 😀
Then he took care of a quest to get some papers and pick up some turquoise for this guy.
And then it was right back into Tahiya’s shop.
I love Egypt. I love Tahiya! Hmm, what do you guys think. Tahike? ha ha ha… yes. They shall be Tahike.
Ike spends the rest of his trip hanging out with Tahiya all day, meeting his needs at night, and then returning to her.
Sometimes he just stands around and plays for her.
Sometimes they play chess together on a table that was in her shop.
In the evenings, when her shop closes, Ike runs off to camp.
Then, during the last few hours before his flight home, he sings the song of his love and commitment. Don’t you worry Tahiya! We’ll see you again soon!
Welcome home, Ike.
The game is pleased that we suffered no glitches and issues during your travels.
So before Ike could even go inside, I noticed someone had kicked the flamingo. I stand up this flamingo all the time, I just don’t document it because I’m sure no one else cares as much as I do about the flamingo… so anyhoo, I have Ike pick it up and WTH?
Acrobat Zombie materializes out of the ground on this NOT full moon.
Maybe it’s Zombies that keep getting to my flamingo.
This was Ike’s room, it has now been remodeled for Ralen.
They finally have a decorated room. It took me kicking them out of the one they had to get it done, but hey. Their purple and spice brown look nice together.
And THIS? This masterpiece is Ike’s new room.
I think it turned out wonderfully, one of my favorite rooms to date. His favorite color is turquoise, I’m not sure what Tahiya’s is, and if it’s not compatible I just won’t use it in the bedroom. She can have the bathroom or something.
Uh Oh. A computer is broken.
So way back in the day, I believe when this family was in it’s infancy and still in Aurora Skies, the Zales successfully grew a death flower. I have been passing it from TH to TH in order to prevent instant challenge failure by having the TH die. It was this broken computer that spurred me to pass it from Helen to Ike.
Okay Ike. Fix it.
He did. Without issue. That was anticlimactic now wasn’t it?
So hey, this girl? She’s a riot.
Aside from drinking with her elbow sticking WAY OUT she was just practicing trick shots with a food processor on the pool table. Ivanna is pretty epic for having almost been deleted into oblivion.
So, I’m not sure why, but Ike’s look bugs me. It seems to suit a romantic vegetarian excitable virtuoso who’s a general good guy, but something just isn’t right.
Let’s give him a new look!
How and why do I even have this?
There we go, that’s better.
I’m much happier with Ike’s new look than I was with the old one.
Then I spotted Iris off to scare someone!
And I remembered I need to upload Iris for Sammy! (Which I already did, that was last post, but I’m just going off my notes here.) Ramon and Ike share a salad in the background.
Hey Ike? Who ya talkin’ to?
You’re about to pass out, so get off the phone and go enjoy your new bedroom. Fit for a TH indeed!
Ramon and Helen had no problem find their new bedroom, which is good.
I was a little worried. Ramon dreams of dragons, Helen piles of money. I think that suits them both.
Someone special is arriving soon, huh Ike?
Ike: Ish habt nosh ideash wat ursh tawkngs ’boutsh.
Well, this is the first and only time you’ve brushed your teeth in your life, so…
Tahiya! Well, what a formal greeting.
Welcome to Lucky Palms!
And the second she gets inside, any shenanigans were instantly interrupted by graduation.
Ike: Oh man, she just got here! By the time I’m done she’s going to be bored, my breath won’t be minty, and I look like a child!
It’s okay Ike, I’m sure she’ll be fine when you get back.
Look at our Ike, the little overachiever.
Now hurry home to your house guest!
Needless to say…
He did 🙂
Then I sent the two out for a lovely date at the Blooming Cactus Bistro.
At the end of the date, she said she was sleepy and she had to go home. So she did. All the way to Egypt.
Ike immediately calls her back for another visit.
So hey, funny story while we’re waiting for Tahiya to come back. This is Ramon pooping.
In Ike’s bathroom. I have caught Ramon doing this three times now, only in Ike’s bathroom. I find it hilarious.
Ike: So, hey Egypt?…
…have you seen Tahiya? She was supposed to be here by now.
It’s Love Day, and Tahiya was supposed to be here @ 9:00am, but she didn’t show. I send the Zale clan off to the festival to pass the time.
Ike plays horseshoes with Julia.
Then he goes to get his face painted.
We asked for a unicorn. 😐
I’m sorry dear, things just aren’t going your way right now.
Hey! It’s Sammy and she brought a picnic basket!
That’s GREAT, since Ike is pretty hungry.
He’s going to
steal from join you.
Sammy: Yeah, your face looks like crap. Bye.
Thanks a lot, Sammy!
Back at home, Iris is being a jerk to Ramon.
How nice. It did manage to grant her rolled wish to “Talk to Ramon” so hey. Gotta think positive.
Helen is working from home, which is good, since now that she’s topped the career, her “reports” and “athletic” have slightly grumpy faces about them.
But if she works from home, it’ll keep her from being demoted. Gotta love the workaholic trait.
Ivanna makes a late night sno-cone, in the late night snow, in the very late spring.
It’s two days until Summer and it’s snowing…
I’m going to have to sell this thing, no one is eating real food.
And it is making me REALLY want a sno-cone.
Hopefully Tahiya shows up today. Ike plays his guitar in his skivvies while he waits.
I just designed that guitar for him, and I really like the way it turned out.
This is Ike, still playing the guitar.
And Ramon heading into Ike’s bathroom… uh oh.
And he s
hits… Ramon will only poo in Ike’s bathroom.
Note. I decorated the bathroom since the last time I took a picture of Ramon having a BM, but it’s still Ike’s bathroom. Keep in mind, this house has *scurries off and counts* 8 bathrooms. That’s right. Eight. Silly old man Ramon…
Helen, go to sleep.
Ramon emerges looking pleased with himself.
HARK! A doorbell!
She’s here! Go put on some clothes
air out your room and say hello!
Let’s hope things go a little better this time. (FLAMINGO DOWN!)
He sings the song of Egypt to welcome her.
And oh look, Helen has a sno-cone. I really gotta sell that thing.
Before she can scurry off to Egypt again, we ask her to move in!
She says sure!
And with that, Tahiya Shalut joins the Zale house!
I gave her a “Welcome to Lucky Palms” makeover (ha ha, my notes say “sunlit tides”, I’m an idiot) And here she is!
Her LTW is forensic specialist, she knew not a soul in Egypt, she ahs five logic and four painting skills. Her favorite color is WHITE, which is spectacular because that’s the color I used in decorating Ike’s bedroom and bathroom. She likes cookies and Electronica music. She is a vegetarian, good, genius, artistic and friendly Sim, and I ADORE her.
Are they not adorable?
Yes, yes they are. They were autonomously walking off to play juice pong, but I’m not having that!
Boyfriend & Girlfriend!
Ramon: Photobomb level sno-cone.
I SOO need to sell that thing… The Zales are subsisting on frozen water, food coloring, and high fructose corn syrup…
Ike drags Tahiya to the outskirts of Lucky Palms to the natural oasis beauty of the waterfalls.
And has a very important question to ask her.
Then it started to snow, which although strange considering the season, I found it very romantic.
Goldfish leaps to get a better view of the couple.
I then saw there was about an hour until a movie would start! They’re way outta town, so we head straight to the theater.
There was just enough time for a quick kiss before showtime. And look, the IF is still there!
They opted for the show “Starship: Incredulous!”
They both enjoyed it very much.
Back at home, Ike announces his engagement to his mother.
Her face! ❤
Okay Tahiya, you better enjoy that sno-cone, because the second you’re out of the way, I’m selling it!
(I actually did this time.)
While watching the house sleep, I see this pop-up.
No Julia. Just no.
It’s WEDDING DAY!
Spares and friends are here!
They can’t get through the door, but whatever.
Looks like things are going really well…
*sigh* I tried to make it a nice event… there’s even FLOWERS by the seats!
Julia! Your ARM!
And SAMMY! Knock it off!
Lovely ceremony. 😐
Well, lets just skip all this craziness and ZOOM IN.
There. Now it’s a nice wedding.
The inflatable water slide in the background really tops things off. I tried to sell it so I could have nice pictures, but it’s “in use” by one of the guests… again… *sigh*
Nice Ivy. Way to be happy for your little brother.
But I did manage to get a couple nice shots:
I just had to zoom in REALLY close…
Then Ike answers his phone…
And Tahiya says screw it and heads to the bar.
Hey Tahiya? Hurry up, we need to cut the cake.
What’s the hold up? Are you okay?
OOOOOH! hee hee hee hee, we barely got the ceremony done in time.
Hopefully no one will notice the outfit change…
Ike got stuck waiting for her to cut the cake.
And then said screw it, and headed off to work.
This entire wedding was a fiasco. But hey, Ike’s married and there’s the J Generation on the way.
Oh. Hello Julia.
Apparently it was YOU that prevented me from selling this thing and NOT having an inflatable monster face in the wedding pictures. Thanks.
Okay, so I absolutely love Tahiya, but she’s addicted to rocking chairs.
I hear you all going “Yes, Heather, all Sims are addicted to rocking chairs, it’s nothing new…” Except she’s the worst. There are TWO in this house, and she rolls wishes to buy another one. But I do think she likes the nursery! It’s been empty for SOOOO long! Little Iris was the last to use it.
But when she isn’t in the rocking chair, she DOES find other things to do.
I sent Ike downtown to buy bubble bath and a rubber duck because I’ve wanted them in the house forEVER, and I finally remembered to go do it – and inspiration struck.
The beautiful botanical gardens drew Ike in, and he had to play surrounded by the desert blooms. A couple tips wouldn’t hurt either.
Tahiya has taken to napping all over the house.
This is Ivy’s old bed. Oh well, beats failing.
I spy CAKES!
It’s Helen and Ivanna’s birthday!
Everyone made it to cheer.
And Helen finally grows old to join her husband who is already 84.
Tahiya looks alarmingly excited about her old mother-in-law.
Ivanna gets to roll and adds loves the outdoors to good, ambitious, grumpy and absent minded. She gets the Living in the Lap of Luxury LTW.
Isn’t she pretty? I think so.
And our little old Helen.
After the excitement of the party dies down, Tahiya returns to the easel.
And Ivanna heads out on her own.
*waves back* Bye honey! See you at parties!
Ike’s singing still moves Tahiya.
Cute family is cute.
Ike’s face. ❤
Passing time until the baby arrives!
❤ Tahike ❤
The maid freaks out, but the soon to be parents remain calm and collected.
And they’re off to the hospital!
Funny, Tahiya picks out Flora’s old car, which has been sitting unused for ages.
Works for me! She can have it!
At 12:08 on a rainy Saturday…
…Tahike enter the hospital. When they emerge, we will have the very first member of Generation J.
Come back soon to meet the nooboo! Until next time, Happy Simming!