Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Goodbye, A Victory, A Vacation and an Heir Poll! 11.5

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by to enjoy another installment of the Zale Family ISBI – Alphabetcy!  Lots of stuff happens, so let’s dig right in with a Zale Check!

So, here’s where I found Juniper…
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I’m 95% certain gardening is not an autonomous action, so there you have it.  I cheated.

Krypton is inventing.  We have 10 days to complete the inventing and painting skills if we are to fulfill his LTW!
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Get at it, buddy!

This is Sam, she’s just standing there, but her eyes are on that bookcase…
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…She’s about to go get something to read.

Lilac and Lavender are outside making lovely faces…
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Well, Lavender is pulling a face… that’s just Lilac’s natural face.

Livid is standing her in the living room, about to flex her neurotic trait and…
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…”check a sink”.

Leslie is taking a bath.
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In my ugly brown bathroom.

Levi is working out, trying to avoid the “chubby Krypton” nickname.
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Have fun, only son.

Hey, that kid Dorothy Button is still here.
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I think she stayed more than 24 hours AFTER I took this picture.  And she never did those dirty dishes.

Krypton learned how to make a time machine!!  First time I’ve ever had one of those!
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I’m so excited!  I’ll have to play with it some!

Since there’s an heir poll on the horizon, I follow the girls around quite a bit.

Livid gets her boogie on.
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She’s so adorable.

Lavender, whenever I go to find her is always watching TV.
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I keep checking her traits for something like “couch potato” but nope!

Lilac throws darts at the wall.
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I’ve hidden that lovely face for your viewing pleasure.

Leslie appears to be trapped.
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She isn’t… but whatever it is she wanted to get to was apparently blocked.

Zale girls really like to dance!
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Ha, she’s adorable.
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Seriously.

The outdoor lounge chairs remain the favorite place for Zalien brain power restoration.
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I put a lot of work into their yard and landscaping – I’m really glad they like to recharge out here.

It’s Leisure Day!  I told the whole Zale Clan to take the Motive Mobile to visit the festival!
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But due to the close proximity of their house, they all just ran there.

See?
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Aren’t they adorable?  Love my Zales.

I try again for a nice festival pic – I hope this one turns out!
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Spoiler: It does!  You’ll see it later.

Krypton rolled a wish to launch a firework.
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BLAMMO!
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Very nice, Krypton.

I decide it will be funny to spray tan the alien skin tone.
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Good luck, buddy!

While Krypton is in the tanning machine, I check on Livid, and it looks like she may have just won the hotdog eating contest!
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Either her or Jazlyn Parrott.  Certainly not the little boy with the plate full.

Krypton emerges, and appears to have a nice warm glow.
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Ha ha ha.

I guess he looks a little bronzed?
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We got a pop up about how he’s king of Summer – made me laugh.

Over on the rink – good heavens you two!
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Sam!  Be careful!  I think you’re going to hurt your daughter!

Oh sweeties.
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*Splat*

Oh well, try and try again!
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They seem pretty happy, so that’s good – I guess?

Livid DID win the contest!
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I then of course forgot about the hotdogs, and was notified a couple days later that Liv was “disgusted by spoiled food in her inventory”  Oops.

Krypton goes for some face painting.  He opts for a surfer.
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Levi finds it beyond amusing and freaks out about it while heading home.

Juniper wanted to play horseshoes with a Sim, so I have Krypton start a game with her.
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I actually couldn’t find a horseshoe court, and had to buy one…

The roller rink is very popular, even if the entire Fox family keeps falling down.
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Lilac has actually gotten quite good!

Krypton tries his hand (or foot?) at skating too.
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It goes well… 😐

Lilac was so busy skating that she is about to wet her pants.
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Don’t fail girl!

I hadn’t seen Sam in a bit so I go to find her and…
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…Oh, she’s back home reading.  I see.

Krypton takes one last moment of leisure and reminds his wife that he still loves her.
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The two have barely communicated in what would be years probably.  They’ve done almost nothing together since the baby-making phase of their marriage.  I said I would fix this once Krypton completed his LTW.  I still will, I promise!

Back to inventing!
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Master this skill!  Build a time machine!
(Oops, he had built one already, I found it in family inventory later)

Liv says:  BUY MORE LOUNGES.
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Lilac and Levi:
haha

Here’s their festival portrait!
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I love that it turned out, but Lilac is SO in the way… and Lavender is almost blocking Sam entirely.  It’s a rather sad representation of Samali’s little SimLife with the Zales.

I spot Liv using the sauna.
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Whatever she did while in there – ended up aging her down one day.  I got a pop-up that she was feeling revitalized and younger or something, and then sure enough, she was young day younger than her triplet sisters.

Levi picks up a painting he started during childhood.
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He never finishes it.  I scrap it later when Krypton needs the easel.

He follows up his brief painting session with a mud bath.
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The sauna is popular today.

Almost mastered!
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MASTERED!
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Two down!  Only three or so skill points of painting required and then we DID IT!

To have Krypton restart his painting endeavors, I try again to get a portrait of Juniper.
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I feel a Zale as special as she is, needs to be honored and commemorated.

Sam has put the books down recently and has taken to playing video games!
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She is now a “nerd”.

Juniper’s portrait is complete.  It’s a little dark on one side, but there’s something about it I REALLY love.
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It took 10 generations, but a Zale is finally memorialized in paint.  She somehow looks young and beautiful in this painting, even though she’s old and not likely to be remembered for her beauty (DAT NOSE!).

The kids are home from school!
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Aren’t they cute?

Krypton continues to paint in this style.
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Oh well.

Oh look, a bird.
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It’s not even a good painting of a bird.  Sold.

He also continues the laser/light style he frequently paints in.
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There’s something I like about this one, but I sell it anyway.

I’ve done nothing but watch Krypton paint, so I think I’ll Zale Check again.

Aw, sweet Juniper.
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She’s really getting old.

Sleeping Sam.
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Sweet Dreams!

Lilac is on her way to berate Levi’s ignorance.
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Nice.

Lavender is watching TV…
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As she frequently does.

Sleeping Livid.
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The only two Zales who need sleep are sleeping.  And it’s even nighttime!

Levi is waiting for his sister to come insult him.
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Poor guy.

Leslie is in the bath.
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Again.  In my ugly bathroom.  Again.

Back to Krypton… at least this one is different.
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And sold.

Krypton paints weird things.
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This one isn’t even “good” – sold.

My little bookworms.
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The neglected women of the house.

This painting of Krypton’s is worth more than $1800!
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Most I’ve ever seen.  SOLD!

Ha ha ha!  Sam and Juniper are so cute!
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I’m so happy they became friends.

I’m really trying not to take a picture of EVERY painting…
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…But Krypton really likes this style… I wish I could see what the paintings were supposed to look like.

Video games make me pull that face too, Sam.
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She works hard at maintaining her nerd status.

Sam also rolled this:
big reader
Do you see how many she’s already completed?  Do you believe me now when I say ALL SHE DOES IS READ?  I have never seen a Sim read so much… especially on freewill!  I told you I’m constantly taking the entire Zale library out of her inventory and putting it back on the bookshelves.

Speaking of reading, Lilac is too.
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And Livid!
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Lavender just finished some pancakes.
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Levi is playing on the water slide.
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Again.

And Leslie just finished a batch of mac & cheese.
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That’s her swimwear… I wonder why I let her wear a cotton hoodie?

Hey Krypton, I like this painting.
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I keep the colorful zebra.

Krypton must’ve heard me, as he chooses to paint it again!
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And we’re SO CLOSE to mastering the skill!

WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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WEEE!
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YAY!
yay krypton
+40!  I’m so happy!  I’ve never done this one before.

I make Krypton finish the painting that allowed him to complete his LTW.
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I like it.  I keep that one too.

Krypton:  Hey wife?
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I know it’s been a few years…

…I promise to be a better husband…
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…Woohoo maybe?
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I’ll even stop wearing this apron day in and day out…
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Come on honey – let’s go grab a bite to eat!
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Put on something nice and–

Damn.
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Goodbye Juniper Zale.

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Creepy alien ghost.
Juniper never married.  The daughter of Ike Zale and some random space alien, she had 5 kids.  Three with a local man in China, and two with a genie.  She mastered martial arts, became a grand master of SimFu, mastered athletic, cooking and gardening, as well as learned all recipes except stir fry.  I did not want her to win the heir poll, I was rooting for Ike and Tahiya’s daughter July – but Juniper prevailed.  By the time of her death, I had grown to adore her, and she will be missed.  But her legacy prevails, as she had 4 alien children, and 4 alien grand children.  Farewell, to the original Zalien.

I thought Krypton and Samali would abandon their outing, but it appears they have not noticed that Juniper passed away in the rocking chair.
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No one but the maid is there to witness Juniper’s departure.
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The children are still at school.

Just as she dives into her urn, the kids appear and mourn for her.
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It’s very, very sad.
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Sorry Liv.

Meanwhile, out on the town, Sam and Krypton are still enjoying their fine date
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At least until they leave the restaurant.
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Sam:  My husband takes me out for the first time in years!  I’m wearing my wedding dress!

A movie should help and they see Brews & Pounds.
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It was raining the day Juniper died.  Poetic, man.

Back at the house, three of the girls bond on the couch.
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Leslie, Lavender & Livid.

Ha… this is almost funny.
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Almost.

The movie received mixed reviews, LOL.
Sam liked it Krypton hated it
I found that entirely too amusing.

Note:  Lav and Liv made the honor roll.  +10
The teens are four days from their birthday.  I was REALLY hoping they’d get a prom, but no such luck.  Bummer.

After the date, Krypton decides to play in the time machine!
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We’re heading to the past!

Oooh, blurry.
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Krypton enjoyed ancient Rome, worked for his room and board, slept on straw, and frolicked in the yurt of a Mongolian Chieftain.

When he came back, he looked TERRIFIED.
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And was trying desperately to shut the machine quickly.  He also earned $258.00… okaaaay.

I don’t really having anything to do… I did send Krypton and Samali on their date, Krypton’s LTW is complete, and we’re just killing time before the teens’ birthdays.  And I get this pop up.
free vacay
Besides, a nice two day vacation away from the kids is just what I think Sam and Krypton need.  So sure!  Off you go.

Besides, by the time they get back, I won’t have anymore of this:
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Have fun kids!
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Yes yes, crying and door troubles.  So very Zale.
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I didn’t even notice Lavender didn’t come home with everyone else.

I found her later sitting outside the theater restoring her brain power in the rain.
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Okay then.

The kids all did their homework, and I didn’t get a pop-up for a teen party.
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I almost cheated and threw one… but it was almost midnight – and then Krypton and Sam were almost ready to come home.

Good heavens Levi – do not make that face.
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And be nice to your sister.

I haven’t taken a school bus shot in awhile…
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Hi guys.

La di da, killing time…

Per typical Zale vacation antics, we have a broken computer.
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I thought more things would break, but this was it.

Nice try Lilac.
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You’re still ugly.

It’s that nose.  It’s not your fault.
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It’s your deceased grandmother’s fault.

Yay!  They’re back!
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They got the lamest moodlet.  Well no, it was a cute moodlet, but it was only +5 for four hours.  They just had a romantic couple days alone, they should’ve had a great moodlet.

Fix the computer.
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Thank you.

Sam missed her children.
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And joined four of them in the kitchen as soon as she got home.  She’s reading, of course.

You’d think Lavender was a couch potato… ALWAYS watching TV!
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How cute, a gingerbread house for sale on the shopping network.

With less than 2 days until their birthdays, I decide to age up the triplets so we can get an heir poll going.
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Don’t look so grumpy, Liv.

Birthdays with the maid!
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Nearly in sync!
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Lavender goes first!
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Ha, guess what… she is a couch potato… anyway…
Lavender rolls good sense of humor, joining couch potato, loves the cold, grumpy, & equestrian.
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She likes spooky music, tofu dogs, and purple.  I’m incredibly fond of her.  Her LTW is Star News Anchor, which she rolled as a teenager, and I locked in.

Livid goes next!
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Livid rolls workaholic to join neurotic, good, heavy sleeper and diva.
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She likes disco, hotdogs, and the color grey.  She’s quite lovely and her LTW is Jack of All Trades.

Lastly, Lilac!
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She rolls social butterfly, to go with easily impressed, flirty, disciplined & animal lover.
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She likes beach party music, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and the color purple.  I’m pretty sure I can’t take another TH with that nose… her LTW is Physical Perfection.

I put a lot of work into their new looks, and they have hair and outfits designed for their traits.  (Except maybe Lilac – who has outfits, but the same hair)

So, it’s time for an HEIR POLL!  Another quick recap – and of course we can’t forget Leslie!

Lavender
Livid
Lilac
Leslie

Happy voting!  I’ll probably close it this coming weekend.


I’m really hoping Lilac doesn’t win.  Anyone else would be fine with me.  I really like Livid because she’s a human, but just like some of you readers, I’d love a horse.  (and just a secret, I love all of Lavender’s hair and outfits…)

Until next time, Happy Simming! ❤

SCORE:
Failing school -5:  1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5:  81 (-40)
Passing Out -5:  39 (-195)
Self-Wetting -5:  30 (-150)
Accidental Deaths -10:  1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15:  0 (YAY!)
Births +5:  32 (+160)
Twin Births + 10:  9 (+90)
Triplet Birth +15:  2 (+30)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 9 (+360)
Honor Roll +5:  13 (+65)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10:  10 (+100)
Every $100,000 +20:  6 (+120)
Spouse Tops Career +10:  3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10:  4 (-40)
Repo-man -5:  1 (-5)
TOTAL: +510

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Appaloosa Plains has been Invaded by Zaliens! 11.4

Zales in Appaloosa Plains
Hello!  I’m so happy to see you!  The Zales (and their house) have landed in Appaloosa Plains.  I just wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the last house, so I brought it with me.  If I have problems, I’ll just begin again with a new house in a new Appaloosa Plains.  I also didn’t want to lose that garden that Juniper worked so hard on.  I played for a few minutes to see how the game ran, and then I quit for a few days.  This post will begin a little differently.Screenshot
Aside from there being no sidewalks in AP, The house fits in quite nicely.

So – I don’t have my notes, but I’m going to try to post this anyway…  We’ll see how that goes.

This is Krypton inventing.  Say Hi Krypton.Screenshot-2
Krypton:  Sup.

Lilac and Levi bond of making faces.
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Krypton!  You’re on fire!
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Krypton: What?

RUN!
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Krypton: *Flees*

AGAIN!?!?
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Young man!  For a level 8 inventor, you’re awfully flammable today!

Lavender here is enjoying that fact that winter instantly ended and it’s summer again.
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Have fun!

Krypton – you’re a mess.
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He then rolled a wish to sell the inventing table.  Sorry homie, no can do.

Aw, kids, you’re cute…
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That’s not your bed though.
(Foreshadowing:  I have taken this sleeping moment for granted.)

So, there ends my test play session, and here begins a proper update!  You know what that means!  Zale Check!Screenshot-10Juniper is playing a football video game in the study.

Krypton is busy inventing.
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I have no idea where he got that outfit.  I tried to take him into CAS to fix it, and I was told he wasn’t wearing one of approved outfits for CAS.  So the mystery remains.  He favors it too, I have to constantly ask him to change into his “everyday”.

Due to her youngest children having stolen her bed, Samali has taken over one of theirs.
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I do not blame her.

Lilac here looks like she’s just walking down a hallway…
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…but I remember, even without my notes, that she has “clean up dishes” in her queue.  Well alright!

Livid is asleep.
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Wonderful, human, teenage Livid.  Sleeping.

Lavender is upstairs watching the massive TV.
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Cool.

Leslie and Levi are in their own beds…
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I’m pretty sure I cheated this on my test play session to get them out of Sam’s bed.

This is pretty much all Krypton does.Screenshot-18
So there’s lots of pictures like this.  At least he’s not wearing the mystery outfit, or on fire.

Lilac, you really are your mother’s daughter!
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Thank you!

Hey!  Look what Krypton made!
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It’s a… thing.

He’s also managed to invent a miner!
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I’ve never had one of those before!

He’s also invented the harvester!
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It didn’t work though, he just got stressed out, dizzy, and threw up.  Nice.

I finally got all the dead people out of Krypton’s pocket.
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So many!  I still think Imogene’s little grave there in front of Helen and Ramon is super sad.  😦

This is why I got the decensor mod…
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You can actually see them playing with the bubbles!  I love it!

They put all that time into animated bubbles, people should be able to see it!
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Isn’t it adorable?  I always hated how the censor thingie got in the way.  I do feel a little pervy – especially when I “walked in” on Livid hopping in the shower… But I had Krypton go to the store and buy five bottles of bubble bath, now every tub has one (and a duckie!)

Lilac and Levi win this legacy.  That’s HIS bed, and I believe he falls asleep.
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Lav and Grandma are tablet addicts.
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Hi Sam!  *waves*

Krypton’s Kreations.
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The silly maid put all the toys away though.  I should’ve thought of that.

ATTENTION!  I have discovered why dishwashers break!
*whispers* It’s the children
Look!  She CLIMBS on it when she puts her dishes away!
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Seriously, Leslie!?!  I don’t think that’s necessary!

Leslie’s adventure with sleep deprivation begins.
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Innocently enough with a request for a bedtime story.

Sam, being a good mother complies, but doesn’t insist on Leslie going to her OWN bed.
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Levi is a good son.
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(I love how he thinks his house is “new” – Isn’t it oddly familiar?)

The eldest alien children do not require sleep, and are spending time together. Screenshot-33Lavender looks grumpy – I wonder if she’s grumpy?  I don’t remember.

So more of this is happening.
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I might’ve taken it because he’s level 9 now!  I’m starting to feel confident that we’re going to make his LTW!

Look who’s tired.
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Look who just enjoyed a perfectly fine bedtime story on a perfectly fine bed.
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And is not asleep.

Look who’s exhausted, has queued up “sleep until 7:00 am” IN THE TREEHOUSE.
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It’s 6:47am.  But fine, you go sleep in the treehouse.

It’s well after 7:00 when she begins her climb to slumber.
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I don’t care if you sleep in there all day…

Nope… she heads off to school instead.
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But doesn’t quite make it to the bus.
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Tragic.  -5

She then goes inside and heads to her room.  I almost rejoiced!
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But she’s just “napping”

Krypton’s father sense is tingling.
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I must not finish these waffles.  I smell child home from school.

Aw, the little peanut looks nervous.
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I almost felt bad for her.  Almost.

Krypton:  WHY ARE YOU NOT IN SCHOOL YOU SLEEPY CREATURE?
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YOU’RE GROUNDED.

Then immediately let off the hook and sent to school.
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Toodles.
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I wish I could have her nap in class.

Krypton himself is feeling a little drained…
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And decides that Leslie’s bed will do nicely.  Heck, someone should use it.

This kid continues to be my favorite.
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He’s adorable.

Oh look who’s tired?
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Little urchin.

I pull Krypton away from his skilling and intervene.  GO TO BED.
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She nods approvingly, then queues up ask someone for a story.

NO!  GO TO BED.
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I will NOT read you to sleep!  GO TO BED.

NO!  Do NOT ask your mother for a story.
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GO TO BED!

I had Krypton attempt to send her to bed at least 6 times.  This is how successful we were.
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Krypton:  I give up.

I hate you, Leslie Zale.
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She then drags Lilac into her stinky, sleepless existence.
Screenshot-55I can’t care any more.

Krypton goes back to work.
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We have skills to master.

Levi!  No!  Not you too!
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You’re supposed to be the good one!

Do my eyes deceive me?
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I don’t know which one of you did it, but that is a sleeping Leslie behind you.  I also want to point out how incredibly different Lilac and Livid are.  Considering they’re triplets!

Apparently all my suffering with non-sleeping Sims, I became rather obsessed with it, as I took these following two screen shots:
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Yup, sleeping Sims.

This one however, I can understand a little bit more.  Levi remains the good son.
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And Lavender is an excellent sister.
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Juniper her is 89 days old.
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She could go at any time.  This makes me sad.  Considering I didn’t even want her, I have grown incredibly attached.

As one of five siblings, alone time with your parents must be hard to come by.Screenshot-64Lavender makes an effort and joins them.  While being stared at by a laundry gnome.

Enjoy it!  The last shot of these two as CHILDREN.
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They are pretty stinkin’ cute though.  And for being twins, are very different looking.  Levi looks like his father, and Leslie like her mother.

The Zales don’t really know anyone in AP, and I haven’t plopped down spares or SimSelves, but the kids had met a few acquaintances at school, so I invited them.  This kid is uh… Dorothy Button!  (GO MEMORY!)
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I like her, I think she has a unique look, and I love her large eyes.

And, as it would figure, if I like her, Leslie doesn’t.
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Too bad, she’s even at your birthday party.

Yup!  Levi and Leslie are aging into teens!
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Party complete with floor pancakes.
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Levi goes first, and has uh… Bot Fan!  Yeah!  Bot fan, locked in.  And that means he’s a… artistic, eccentric, athletic bot fan!  If memory serves, which I think it does!
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He looks like a chubby Krypton.  I add green streaks to his green hair just because.

Calm down Lilac – you can have a piece of cake in a moment.
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Hi nameless kid!  *waves*

I have never been so happy to see a Sim stop being a CHILD.
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Ha, she’s scared.  Good.

Oh man, can I remember her traits?  I know she was stuck with Supernatural Fan – which considering I have it turned off will be tricky, but she herself IS supernatural so… I know she’s grumpy, loves the outdoors, and… damn.  I can’t recall the last one.
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And she’s pretty cute.  And will continue to rock short hair.

And with that, dearest Sam completes her LTW!
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YAY SAM!
Man, you’ve hardly seen her this post.  She just totters around and reads books.  I frequently have to go into her inventory and put all the books back on the book shelf.  I promise to pay more attention to her soon.  And when Krypton completes his LTW I’ll send them on lots of dates and stuff.

Apparently Levi didn’t like being called a “chubby Krypton”…
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Feel the burn, buddy.

And, like all good Zale parties, we end with a broken appliance.
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I knew it was you, Leslie.

Thank you Krypton.
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Now back to work.

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The eldest teens are 10 days away from their YA birthday, and then you know what that means!  HEIR POLL!  So do come back soon, yes?

SCORE:
Failing school -5:  1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5:  81 (-40)
Passing Out -5:  39 (-195)
Self-Wetting -5:  30 (-150)
Accidental Deaths -10:  1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15:  0 (YAY!)
Births +5:  32 (+160)
Twin Births + 10:  9 (+90)
Triplet Birth +15:  2 (+30)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 8 (+320)
Honor Roll +5:  11 (+55)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10:  10 (+100)
Every $100,000 +20:  6 (+120)
Spouse Tops Career +10:  3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10:  4 (-40)
Repo-man -5:  1 (-5)
TOTAL: +460

Funny afterthought:  I have the most entertaining spam messages, but this one is my favorite:

Microsoft has been coy about revealing the number of Surface tablets
that it has sold thus far. However, they require you to put up your home as collateral, so you risk losing your home
if yoou makke late payments or fail to make them at all.
You will get the bundled wireless keyboard and mouse which will
give you great typing experience.

Good heavens!  You can lose your house!  But what a great typing experience.  HA!

One Last Attempt in Twinbrook 11.3

Hi Friends!  I hope everyone is doing extra special, and having a fun day.  Welcome back to another adventure with the Zales!  In an attempt to save the house, I watched some YouTube videos and did some googling and TADA!  Look what I did?look what I did
I grabbed error trap and overwatch, as well as decensor.  When a move is necessary, I will move to the town that won the Poll – Appaloosa Plains!

But enough of that, let’s Zale Check!  Juniper is meditating in her work clothes, even though she has recently retired.
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Krypton is painting – like always.
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I liked this romantic wedding painting, I hung it – you’ll see it later.

Sam is sleeping…
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Aw.

So is Lilac.
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And Livid is on her way to bed.
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heck, Lavender too!
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Such good little girls!

Levi and Leslie are exactly where you’d expect them to be.
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Enjoying their last two days in baby jail.

So I always Zale Check before unpausing my game.  I start to play and whoa.
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That’s a lot of vehicles!  It’s not the most I ever saw (72) and my game ran much better.

Aw look!  A snow day!
Snow day!
Let’s hope the girls go play in it!

This isn’t really how I would enjoy a snow day, Liv – but hey, enjoy!
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She’s super cute.

And look!  From our fancy fridge!
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I’m so happy!  And so proud of Juniper – she did SO MUCH for the legacy of Zale.

Then to commemorate his advancements in painting, and honor the original Zalien, I have Krypton paint a portrait of Juniper.
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It is a Zale first!  A portrait!  MILESTONE!

Hmm, looks a little dark.
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Having read enough legacies where they capture wonderful portraits of all the Sims, I scrap this and start over.

I buy a dozen floor lamps and try again.
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Awesome!  This one is already so much better!

Here’s Liv accusing Juniper of being a Diva.
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Nice.  Livid, you’re the diva – Juniper is about as non-diva and drama free as a Sim could get.  ❤

Lilac has decided to play outside on this fine snow day.
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I approve, but you are gonna be COLD, girl!

Yay Sam!  You’re awake!
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Entertain me!
Sam:  *thinks of self*
😐

Krypton has acquired a new addition to his hand, and thinks all things are made better with a little Paint.
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This is Paint infused Goopy Carbonara.  Yum.

Upstairs, Juniper, Lav and Sam spend some quality time together.
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I feel like the Zales don’t interact much with each other.  So this made me happy.

Toddler alien cuteness.
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Someone must’ve let them out of the swings.  And it wasn’t Krypton!

Because he’s downstairs in the basement sculpting!
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He makes this cool mermaid ice sculpture.
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I really like it.  Paint helps out the chainsaw.

I realize I didn’t finish Juniper’s portrait, so I send Krypton back up to finish it and dang…
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Something happened to it 😦  It was going to be really good too!

Aw, just husband and wife…
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…and Paint.

It’s Kahless & Kasidy!
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And Kira Nerys brought pancakes!
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Spares mean birthdays!

Sam takes Levi
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Aw…

Krypton and Paint take Leslie.
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Party!
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Wee!  It’s never a party unless the maid shows up.

Levi rolls artistic to join eccentric and athletic.
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Ha, look at the little peanut.  He’s adorable.

Leslie rolls loves the outdoors to go with disciplined and grumpy.
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She looks a little tomboyish, and I think she’s super cute.

There’s ONE more birthday, however!
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Krypton is all grown up!

His family shows him much love.
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Happy birthday, buddy.
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Paint is happy to have shared this day with you.

Oh, there’s another spare here who we just can’t ignore.
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Hi Keiko.

And like all good Zale parties, it ends with a broken appliance.
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Nice work, kid.

After the party, it’s back to business for Krypton.
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This is a cute, futuristic painting.

Little Levi found the barre!
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I love this guy!  I need to have Krypton sign him up for ballet!

I heard a fail!
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Darn you Liv! And you stink too.  -5

Here’s Krypton signing up his son Levi for ballet, and his outdoor loving daughter Leslie up for scouts.
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It seems very fitting.

Ugh, you exhausted little urchins, go to bed!
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I predict another fail.
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Juniper is THRILLED with the attention, however.

Tada!  Tell me what I’ve won!
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-5  Juniper is just standing there like “well, that happened.”

Seriously!?
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You too, Lavender?  -5

Oh Livid, that’s rich…
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I just watched you pass out twice due to your addiction to bedtime stories, don’t you get all judgmental on your sister now!

Then – my game crashed, and my last save was before Levi and Leslie’s birthday (DAMN!)  I was lured into a false sense of security since my game was running so well, and I wasn’t saving as frequently as I should have been.  Levi and Leslie might look a little bit different now, as I had to give them their makeovers again – and I need to have Krypton sign them up for their after school classes again.  (If they ever go to school… you’ll see)  So anyhoo, I played and caught  myself back up again.

Krypton can sculpt in stone now!
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Makin’ progress!

Then it’s another snow day!
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Sam says “NO!  I need a break!  And their studies!!!”

Lilac and Liv have a lovely chat.
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Lavender is watching TV
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Levi needs to potty.
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And Leslie just finished some macaroni and cheese breakfast with her momma.
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Lilac is a cutie!
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Doing things together!
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I approve!

I was going to wait for Krypton to finish this sculpture, but stone ones seem to take a lot longer than the other materials – and it’s already afternoon…
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So before it’s too late, we’re off to the festival!
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In the Motive Mobile!  Sweet!

Have fun, everyone!
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We tried to take a greeting card picture, but after three hours in the booth – nothing happened.  But three of the kids tried skating!
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Aren’t they cute?  I wish they were wearing their outerwear, however – I worry about them getting cold.

Speaking of getting cold…
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…This is Lucy Ferne.  She must be FREEZING.

Come on Krypton & Paint!  You can do it!
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Awesome!
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Paint: screams

I wish that paint palette would catch on fire…
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You’d think it would be flammable…

Ha ha ha!  That’s Kira Nerys tackling that snowman in the background while little Lavender warms herself up.
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I’m glad Krypton lit the fire, people were really drawn to it.

Juniper gets some skating in too,
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And then I decide to send them all home.

But they left poor Lavender behind!
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She ran to catch up, but the left without her.  She had to ride her bike home in the snow storm.

Little Levi starts a painting all by himself!
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He gains skill incredibly fast!  He made it to level two and a half in just that one painting!

Then I got a pop up that Leslie was getting better at skating and I thought, “is she still at the festival?” But nope!
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The pond I built for the koi (sad) is large enough for skating!

I decide to check on Juniper, I feel like she could be getting pretty old.
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She’s 84.  Good – I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to the Original Zalien.

Paint and Krypton made this stone coffee table!
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It was worth $1388!

It’s ANOTHER snow day – third in a row.  Not good for traits for the older girls.  Or honor roll points.

Paint and Krypton make PB & J
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Paint, Krypton & Leslie eat PB & J
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Thank you Sam!  Everyone keeps standing in front of the fridge, then spinning into their outerwear to go eat outside.
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Making a lovely pile of laundry.

Father/Son skilling.
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Adorable.

You are too cute, Samali – and very helpful!
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If it wasn’t for Sam, I think there would be a sentient laundry beast in this house.

Cute boys.
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I love Krypton and his son, Levi.

Snow cancels school YET AGAIN, it’s four birthdays today, and Krypton has sculpted a masterpiece!
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I sold it.

Krypton, and his dear friend Paint have mastered sculpting!
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One down, two to go!

You know those birthdays I mentioned?  Well it’s time!
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The “purple girls” and their mother are all celebrating today!

Livid goes first, she has good locked in.  Stupid snow.  She is now a good, neurotic heavy sleeping diva.  She gets lots of make-up for her diva trait and a cool new hair I bought from the store with feathers in it.
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I think she looks fantastic, and I love her.

Lavender goes next…
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…and see how pretty Liv is?

Lavender had “difficulties” with her studies, and is stuck with grumpy – making her a cold loving, couch potato, grumpy equestrian.  Ha.
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I tried to embrace her more lazy nature, and I think she turned out great.

Momma Samali goes next.
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Too cute!

Work it girl!
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No midlife crisis for Krypton OR Samali!  YAY!

Last but not least, Lilac!
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Levi cheers for his sister, aw.

Lilac has flirty locked in – this makes her a flirty animal lover who is disciplined and easily impressed.  She is also cursed with that terrible nose.
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I try nearly every hair I have, and decide she looks best with this face framing natural look.

And that’s that!  By the end of this post, my game was pretty laggy again.  So I’m going to go ahead and make a move to Appaloosa Plains.  Join us again soon!  Until then, Happy Simming!

SCORE:
Failing school -5:  1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5:  81 (-40)
Passing Out -5:  37 (-185)
Self-Wetting -5:  30 (-150)
Accidental Deaths -10:  1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15:  0 (YAY!)
Births +5:  32 (+160)
Twin Births + 10:  9 (+90)
Triplet Birth +15:  2 (+30)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 7 (+280)
Honor Roll +5:  11 (+55)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10:  10 (+100)
Every $100,000 +20:  6 (+120)
Spouse Tops Career +10:  3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10:  4 (-40)
Repo-man -5:  1 (-5)
TOTAL: +430

It’s Time to Make a Move 11.2.5 (POLL)

What’s new peoples?  Ghosts in TS4!
Ha, see how funny I am…

Anyhoo, welcome to another partial installment of the Zales!  Like the title states, without even making it an entire generation, the lovely house I built and the town of Twinbrook just aren’t cooperating with me.  But like always, let’s Zale Check!

Juniper is at work, so here’s a picture of Krypton painting.
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Riveting, I know.

Sam is talking to her girls, Livid and Lilac.
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Aw.  I’m totally going to miss this house and the views out the windows.

Lavender is playing with her IF, blocking the fridge.
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Hopefully she won’t be too much of a hindrance.

Leslie and Levi are in the swings.
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Which, as you all should know by now, is where skilled toddlers live.

Good girls!  Make friends!
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I love it when the siblings get along.

Hey, Juniper is home from work!
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There’s the original Zalien.

This is still weird.
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Just saying.

Aw, little Livid is cute eating her pie.
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I love the little human girl.

I think the gnome turned on the radio.
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Everyone else is asleep!  He’s our little invention gnome.  I like him.

Krypton has been painting and restarting the swings non-stop.
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It is efficient and effective, but boring.  Look!  A bike!

Juniper is level nine in the culinary career track!
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Look at her all cute and chefly and rocking.  She’s really accomplished a lot in her lifetime!

I was watching Krypton paint, and I started hearing shouts of joy.
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It took me a minute, but I found Liv enjoying the rocking horse.

And Lilac is also enjoying a moment of frivolity…
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And is a lovely red princess.

Sam is cleaning the toilet.
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I blame her stircrazy moodlet, and she’s forgotten we have a maid.  I wanted to go to the festival, but I realized I hadn’t placed the festival grounds.  Whoops.

Just for fun, I have Krypton try his hand at his first still life.
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I captured an image of toddler Leslie’s head.  Looks like it’s gonna turn out great.  😐

Ha!  Riding a zebra dressed as a princess!
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You go Lilac!

You’d think this house didn’t have a television.
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I swear it does.
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I can’t help it if the girls would rather ride their rocking horses or stare out windows.

See?
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Thank you, Samali.

Oh no, that’s not creepy at all, Krypton.
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Yeah, we’ll be selling this.
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*I’m afraid*

Lilac and Livid are playing tag under the full moon.  (which it is tonight!  Complete with eclipse!)
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Watch out for zombies!

Krypton continues painting, and so I get to see all the stuff, I have him paint, small, medium, large, repeat.
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This one pays homage to his roots.

Winter has officially arrived, and Sam is helping herself to some cake.
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And about now, my game starts running REALLY poorly… It’s a struggle and it is NOT FUN.

More rocking horse fun fro Lavender.
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Little Lilac is starving, but just grabs a quick fruit punch.
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Looks like she might be heading out to play in the snow!

Liv has picked a LOVELY spot to play with her dolly.
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That’s nasty, kid.

Krypton paints really weird stuff.
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A lot of these light and squiggly lines.  Is it because he’s an alien?

I’m so bummed that I have to leave this house behind.
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It looks like a winter wonderland postcard.  I just love it inside and out.  The Zales inspire me to build and I’ve loved TWO of their houses.  I’d try moving the house, but I did that with the Lucky Palms house, and it was still pretty glitchy.  I’ll make sure I save a copy.

But, it’s not all bad news!
SQUEEEE!
Alright Juniper!
Juniper did it!  I’m so happy and proud of her!

She then instantly rolled this wish, and I couldn’t be happier to let her.
Retire
So there, in her fun alien outerwear, we let her retire.

Enjoy all your free time, Juniper.
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Cute!

And tada!
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Oh man, if I forget to pack that up, I’m gonna be bummed!

Sam is very happy about the retirement.  Or the fridge.
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Or herself.  ❤

Here’s sweet Sam trying to take a relaxing mudbath only to be pestered by her little ones for a bedtime story.
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I can only imagine how annoying that might be, but family oriented Sam doesn’t mind.
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Too sweet.

I finally get birthday pop-ups for these two…
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…only two more days of life in the swing prison!

And, full on crashy crash.  I had played all the way up to that last picture in a previous session, I had only managed to get the tiniest of playing done, and BOOM.  Thankfully, nothing was really lost.

Where should the Zales move next?  Help me decide while I get a new house built for them.