Hey! It’s SimNaWriMo! These posts will be a little shorter than usual… cuz if I get enough of them, I get a shiny medal! And like a dear friend of mine, I too am a dirty, dirty cheater. But I think you’ll still have a little fun, so let’s get started!
Mango is eating cake! Shocking!
Rajan just finished eating cake.
Natalie is using the facilities.
Sorry for the privacy invasion, Nat. Nothing personal, just the way the Zale-Check cookie crumbles.
Olive also has just finished some cake.
Zale Check. Much cakey.
Ophelia is waiting for the bathroom.
Because there aren’t like, six others in this house.
Oscar is heading inside to “view” the laundry rack.
Okay then, Oscar. You be you, honey.
Lastly little Owen is pouting about having eaten his cake.
I know those lights are so bright, but if I turn them down my pictures suck… I try not to capture them too often.
As soon as the game is unpaused, Natalie got promoted!
Well, good for her!
Mr. Hate the Outdoors was caught lounging a la camouflage style on the patio.
Must still be leisure day… and he looks SOOO BORED.
Mango interrupted Oscar’s trip to view the laundry rack.
I’m a little disappointed, I kinda wanted to capture that.
Just as leisure day comes to a close, I have Natalie take a dip right off their property.
They really do have the coolest house.
I head the dreaded chime o’ the fail, and clicked down the portrait panel until I spotted this:
For shame, Olive, for SHAME!
And right in front of your dad too.
I laughed out loud at Rajan’s face and thought bubble. I mean, what else would you do when watching your teenage daughter wet herself in a house full of bathrooms.
One last look over his shoulder, and Owen is off to boarding school!
I had almost forgotten! See ya kiddo!
The married couple enjoy a meal together.
As Nat waves goodbye to her son over the fumes of dirty dishes…
Natalie is the one who rolled the wish to send Owen away, and then when he actually leaves…
…she cried about it. Well, whatever, Natalie.
Dudes – so we all got game updates, right? Well, I updated my game, they totally patched the “dive into water” vs. slowly wading to the rescue. It was like, the stupidest part of the lifeguard career – a Sim would be drowning, and your lifeguard would RUN to the water… pause… then do that stupid slow-ass wade into the water…then pause…then start swimming to the rescue. It was REALLY silly… but…
Natalie DOVE in to save that Sim… here I’ll try to capture it…
It’s great! Really! And funny thing is, when I had her go swimming a few shots ago on leisure day, I *thought* I saw her dive in… and I was like, did that just happen? And it DID! This is super cool, you guys… really.
People at the beach that day were all very hungry.
So Natalie breaks her wrist to feed the masses.
It was well-received.
For the first time, I actually saw a Sim collapse on the beach, not just noticed their needing to be rescued symbol.
Bald Baby: Daddy?
Back at home, Ophelia had a guest… and he appears to have eyes for her!
With those two mouths, they’d make weird kids. And he seems to REALLY enjoy watching her choke on that hotdog. Hmm, there buddy. Hmm indeed.
How cute is Oscar doing his homework at the bar?
Like, so cute.
Hey – Rajan got offered a new job!
He’s been a very good and hard-working idiot Sim. We go ahead and change jobs.
Nat Calls Owen at boarding school.
He’s doing just fine and having a nice time.
I then decided I needed to go find the spares.
Nova, pregnant with her second child, her husband Bobbie and their daughter Hilary live here.
Sorry guys, that great little rec room you’ve got on the right? I’m converting it into a nursery.
There we go, far more family friendly.
They also didn’t have a TV, and what fun is that?
Or a decent place to have a meal…
I had to put a picnic table down though, as inside their wasn’t a lot of space for dining. It’s a cool houseboat, but not great for a family. A couple makeovers and we’ll be all done with this place.
Cute little Hilary:
She give her seal of approval to the new renovation.
Bobbie gets himself a pretty solid “dad” makeover.
His traits are pretty basic – Charismatic, childish, handy, good & loner.
Nova is preggo so I can’t change her clothes, but they’re the ones I picked for her YA birthday, so they shouldn’t be too terrible. I do manage to get rid of the awful hair she matured into and put her back in the hair we’re used to seeing her in.
Such a pretty Sim.
Ha, I was out taking care of the spares, and SP hooked Mango up with Persephone. I thought I captures a screenshot of it, but I guess not… well, Per, you’re just in for some heartache, as Mango could die any minute.
I found Noah and his household.
He was off to the salon. He’s 4 days to mature adulthood.
I located his wife Karlie, and age her down from elder to adult.
I think she looks a little like Lisa Kudrow, so I give her a “Phoebe” style look. Maybe they’ll have a kid or two, now that she’s of childbearing age again.
Moderately entertaining, Karlie’s life is pretty dramatic.
Karlie and her ex-husband Teodor have 3 daughters and a grandson. Teodor had an affair while married and is actually Palmira’s father!
Teodor also has a toddler child with current girlfriend Nia. Busy guy.
Of course, now that I’ve aged her down, it could only get more interesting.
This is their super cute little houseboat, and their cute little dog Gabby. Karlie’s two eldest daughters lived with them, so I kicked them out, but kept the pup.
The regular Zales need a pet.
I add a little space for a little one, should the need arise.
And a place for Gabby to sleep.
Noah’s little life is all set.
Off to find Nate! But hey, fun story, I can’t find Nate ANYWHERE. And Natalie’s rescues have reset for the second time. She was back up to 17, and now she’s at zero again. Good thing I quit keeping score ages ago, since she’ll never complete this.
Natalie: Don’t blame me, I’m just over here working on my ballet skill.
I don’t blame you, Natalie. You just aren’t likely to get a fancy golden urn.
The next RL day, I opened up the game to try to find Nate again, and I FINALLY located him. The family name on the lot was “Greenwood” which isn’t even his wife’s maiden name. I update that to Zale real quick and scope out Nate’s wife Rosemarie’s life.
She too is an elder, with grown kids and a few grand-kids.
Whoa, she’s 104 days old. See all those boats in her queue?
They’re all “vomit”. She REALLY wants to throw up. I have to reset her to get her unstuck.
I ger her home and age her down to adult.
Look how cute she is! Aside from being ancient, Nate made a good choice.
They also have two dogs. Mochi Zale:
Look at the fluffers! (His eyes look creepy human though…)
And Dexter Greenwood… aha, there’s that name.
Cute little Dexter’s lifebar is full. Bummer. (And I’m working on that outdoor shadow issue… I’ve done a few things, hopefully it’ll be better…)
Nate and Rose have a TON of money, but life in this little hut.
It’s actually pretty cool…
But there’s no room for a family. I add some stuff so they can take care of the dogs. Maybe if they have kids it’ll spur an SP move all on their own.
And that’s it for this little post! We’ve caught up with the spares and made sure everyone is squared away.
There’s more to come (and soon too!) So don’t go far! Until next time, Happy Simming!