Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Week 09 Ramos Family

You’re back? Hmm… interesting… okay so lets see how the Ramos family is doing…

Last Week: Luis got a gold badge in robotics and earned his plaque in tinkering; Meadow reached TOC in artist; Miranda reached top of her lifetime aspiration, her IW of 30 simultaneous lovers, LTW of woohoo 20 different sims and reached the top of her social reputation; Caplan grabbed his scholarships and moved to college; Emma grabbed her scholarships, became a witch and moved to college; Tiago transitioned to child.

Three adults who have nothing to do and a child… Thankfully that child should transition to a teen. Maybe he will roll something interesting… oh who am I kidding? Maybe he won’t roll something too boring! *grumbles about happy simmies*
Caplan: What’s wrong with happy sims?
Hey! You’re not supposed to be here… yet.
Caplan: Ya well you’re taking too long to get to us, I came to see what the hold up is.

I noticed a missing something… it was a recolor that apparently didn’t make the move. No big, sell and rebuy. Easy, peasy. Oh that’s the bus. Where is that kid?
Caplan: Out in the garden.
Caplan, go back to school. I’ll be there soon.

Hmm, that’s right. Last time I got the twins in to private school before Tiago was ready for school. I suppose that is something I can do this week. Thankfully Miranda has a good relationship with the headmaster. *tilts head* It amuses me how the kids will pause for their ‘Gump’ moment before entering the bus.

Another thing I noticed (as Miranda was given her plaque for culinary) is the cauldron sitting there. It is obviously not Miranda’s. So I have her call Emma over to give it to her. *debates inviting Amar over*
Caplan: Emma’s going home? Then I’m coming too.
Fine, fine… bring that woman of yours too. I don’t think she’s actually met the ‘rents yet.

The kids are here. What I find funny is that they simply walked in as if they still lived here. Katherine came along to meet her future family and for reasons unknown Amar chose not to join them. *shrugs* I invited him, he just didn’t show up.

Miranda went to give Emma a few gifts as well as her cauldron, but I found another problem. I found I had to spam click the ‘more’ button before it would eventually change to the extra options. It thankfully did eventually change.
Miranda: Is that what took you so long? I thought you had changed your mind.
Nope, just another ‘lovely’ glitch.
Miranda: Did you remember to patch your game?

Another oddity is they still break in to a smustle in the front yard. While I realize they had been doing that before the move, this time random walkers will start and then assume they’re welcome to walk in to the house.
Miranda: If I didn’t already have my 30 simultaneous lovers, that could be potentially dangerous.
True, but as you said, you already have it so, meh. *shrugs* Its only annoying, not dangerous.

One bonus I realized during their visit. Luis’ secondary asp is GC so it will help having Katherine around to talk GC with! Yay! Plus they’ll both be wandering around stuffing their faces with sammiches. Good thing they have witches in the house to keep them from being tubby simmies. I also noticed like father like son… *yawns*
Luis: There’s nothing wrong with romance.
*rolls eyes*

Okay… I’m bored… really… how much of this happy simmy life can I stand? Skill, help the boy skill. Make friends, keep friends, keep them from- Ack! Get out of … no chimes. Whew. Although I have to say I love the GC paintings option.

Tiago: It’s time.
Ah so it is… make a wish, blow out the candles, spin and roll something interesting.
Tiago: I wish… I wish… I wish I could meet my father.
*blinks* Oh uh… No. Make a different wish.
Tiago: Nope, too late. That’s my wish.
You can’t have that wish, Tiago.
Tiago: What? Why not? Mommy?
Miranda: Sorry, Baby. Your father passed away.
So you wanna different wish?
Tiago: I dunno, I’ll get back to you.

So with Tiago, two others transition to teen hood. I may regret it but for now, I’m happy with it. Lets see what did you roll… really? Hmm… and your LTW? *blinks* We can re-roll your LTW yanno.
Tiago: Nah.
Well poopies.

Tiago Ramos – Aries
10 neat, 10 outgoing, 9 active, 0 playful, 1 nice
LTWBecome Rock God

Luis: Tiago your life is ahead of you. You have a little while before you go to college, maybe during that time you’ll consider changing your aspiration, finding a lovely wife and settle down giving your mother many grandchildren to carry on the Ramos name.
Tiago: Or maybe not.
Luis: Or maybe so.
Tiago: Or maybe not.
Luis: Don’t be too hasty, just give it some thought.

As I mentioned earlier, I had Miranda invite the headmaster over for a visit. She greeted him warmly as dear friends would. Only to bore him in to best friend status, to be followed by a typical Miranda ending
Miranda: I didn’t mean to.
There is no shame in being that appealing. Although there is no benefit to having more than 30 simultaneous lovers.
Miranda: On the other hand, Tiago will be accepted to private school with out question.
Not really… only because I didn’t have you woohoo him in a hot tub.
Miranda: Maybe for next time.

Tiago is very cute in his uniform.
Luis: Naturally, he is a Ramos. He really should have children to carry on the family name.
*ignores Luis* The rest of the week he carried on in a familiar get to know peeps on the phone kind of way.

That is until Saturday.
Miranda: What did you do to my son?
I let him have his first date. It went very well actually. He got his first kiss and naturally she fell head over heels for him.
Miranda: Oh well he is my boy… I had no doubts.

When he started to schmooze this next chickie is when I realized he could use that store that is being neglected. So I had Miranda hand it down to her son.
Miranda: I’m very proud of my son.
As well you should be.
Miranda: He reminds me of his father.
Yes, which is the only reason I am contemplating his future…
Miranda: I miss Andrew, too.

Late Sunday while I waited for the week to end, I got one last surprise visit. No, not by aliens which would have been nice… This visit was from that Traveler girl. She left a pressie, she was very pleased with their date apparently.

End week accomplishments: Luis managed not to get Meadow pregnant, yet not for a lack of trying; Miranda maxed her skills, plaque in culinary and was hit by lightening; Tiago transitioned to teen, got his first kiss, first love and in to private school.
Points: 0 points
On-going subtotal: 90 points

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Week 09 Fitzgerald Family

Simmer’s Note: Welcome back to FO! Sorry I’ve been gone for so long, you can blame it on my new computer, TS3, WoW and LOTRO. Yes, distractions… many distractions, ultimately it is my fault. I was lured away with the shiny that is TS3. Three months later I have found my way back to my darling TS2 simmies. Let’s see if they’ve survived, shall we?

Last Week: Uh… *ponders* Oh, I know… *glances back at their last week’s update* Ack! Oh ya… well no wonder I blocked that from my memory…
Andrew passed away, I liked him bunches… Ashley did some stuff as well as got herself 13 simultaneous loves towards her IW… Gavin was utterly boring… Olivia filled her lifetime aspiration and did other mundane things… Alana went to college… Zeke transitioned to teen, blah blah and got abducted and Brielle transitioned to teen. Well that is all that is worth remembering anyhow.

*holds breath and enters home*

Well they look okay. I guess I should let the pause button go and see if they act the same. I mean… the important thing isn’t just their looks… although… gosh I forgot how cute my simmies are. While Franklin and Eddie are darn shmexy, they have nothing on Gavin here.
Gavin: Who is Franklin and Eddie? And where the frell have you been?
*points to excuses above* I’ve been busy.
Gavin: You… you left us for TS3? You said you wouldn’t get TS3. You said it would never replace us and now you’re telling me-
Whoa, don’t get your panties in a bunch. I’m back. Its all good, now see if you can move and act normal.
Gavin: I can move. I’m not sure what ‘normal’ is in your mind, but I think we’re fine.
Olivia: Look! I caught a fish! Wow, he was a tough one. Took me three months to reel him in.
Gavin: Ya, we’re still ‘normal’.

Now it would seem I have a ‘different’ issue. Nothing new right, I mean, what is a FO update with out me having yet another issue of sorts. This time its missing photos. I can’t even blame a glitch by Maxis. Apparently when I moved the hood to my new computer I somehow did not move photos. Why? Beats me! It was three months ago that I got this computer so your guess is as good as mine.
Gavin: You were here for half of the week, Roo. You mean you have no idea what we did Monday through Thursday?
Yes, that is what I’m saying. From looking at your memories, no one did anything significant anyhow.
Gavin: First TS3, now missing pictures. Next thing you’ll be telling me you have a new legacy and we’re going to be neglected again.
Gavin: You did! Is that who this Franklin and Eddie are? Oh that’s it. Where is my wife?

Hey now, hold on you two. Its nice that after all this time you’re still very much in love. Trouble is, Olivia is still young enough to get preggers.
Gavin: Exactly. It would serve you right if she were to get pregnant again.
*blinks* Snippy much? You do realize you have a very convenient killing creature out in your yard. *glances* Who is hungry right now… *points to cake*
Gavin: You wouldn’t.
Wouldn’t I?

Seeing how I may just kill Gavin for mouthing off I’ve decided to ignore him for a bit. As Ashley went out to meet the walk by, Zeke came out to meet his future.
Zeke: I did?
Yes, look the other way. You can smell the flowers later. *makes mental note to look for the mod to stop the flower smelling*

Zeke: Male or Female? *blinks* Female! And make her a good one. She has to join the family and give me an heir and a spare.
This isn’t a legacy house. One kid will suffice… but yes, you need a female to reproduce.
Zeke: That crystal ball sure does sparkle. Now you’re sure you checked the ACR and disabled the adult/teen interaction?
Yes, I checked and double checked. So lets see what this woman can do.
Zeke: Uh… Roo… that doesn’t look like a teen.
D’oh! *headdesk*

No, she is not a teen and she’s walking away. Catch her Zeke, send her home.
Zeke: She was nice.
Maybe… so the Gypsy is still here. Want to try again?
Zeke: Meh sure, its only simoleans.

*double checks settings again* Okay it really is disabled. this ‘should’ work.
Zeke: She’s uh… ya that didn’t work either.
Well crap. Sorry kiddo. Third time’s the charm?
Zeke: Um… nah that’s cool. Hey, Roo?
Zeke: Can she hang around for a while? She’s beautiful. There’s something about her
Sure, Sport.

Zeke: Wow…
*blinks* Did she kiss you good-bye?
Zeke: *grins* Yes. Can I marry her?
Sure, saves me from having to send another one through college.
Zeke: College! Yes! Roo, it’s time.
*laughs* Slow down them hormones, Sport. You’ll go soon. I promise.

Gavin: A love letter… *sniffs* Mmmm, smells good. She still loves me.
Hate to burst your bubble champ, but that card belongs to your son.
Gavin: *laughs* My son? Zeke? *laughs* He’s a sweet innocent boy. You’re wrong, Roo. Maybe its for Ashley.
*smirks* Ya sure, whatever you say.

*grins* So what’s with the sudden interest with your hygiene?
Zeke:*grins* Like you have to ask?
Nah. She will make you a fine wife. So the weekend is almost here. You and Brielle go to college. You have one point left to max your skills… what am I going to do with you?
Zeke:*shrugs* I don’t know. You’ll think of something. I have faith.
*blinks* Ya no pressure… thanks a lot…

So the kids are prepared for college. Really there wasn’t much left for Zeke to do so I let him do… whatever. Now I used to love the concept of eggplant juice. Now? *sighs* Well their maxing of skills is just too easy. So from now on I’m selling all the eggplants. We have plenty of them in the juicer so I think we’re okay for now.

*sighs* I forgot. I let the boy cook because he was hungry. I should have had him grab leftovers… this isn’t TS3, these guys cook each time they’re hungry instead of grabbing leftovers on their own. Anyhow, he managed to get his last skill thanks to my oversight. Seriously… what am I to do with a boy that already has all his skills maxed, has his wife picked out for him and is heading to college? *boggles*

In the meantime, Brielle still had a couple of scholarships to work on. Including this one… I admit I really didn’t expect her to get taken so quickly. Had I known they were this ready for a pick up, I would have sent Gavin.
Gavin: Hey now!
Sadly something really is going on with my photos disappearing. I remember taking pictures of her clueless family. While Brielle here was busy getting abducted, her parents were making out in the den and her brother… ya I don’t remember what it was that Zeke was doing. Not one of them stopped to watch her be taken.
Gavin: We’ve been through it before with Dad and Zeke. We knew she would be back.

Sure enough, as soon as she was coming home they all ran outside to welcome her.

*smiles* I forgot how much I enjoyed abductions. I hope they eventually come to TS3.

I find it ironic as all heck that the only one to be concerned for her was the knowledge sim. *ponders* Do you think he was remembering what they did to him on his trip?

While their daughter was hurled from the floating spaceship to land brutally on the pavement below, they cheered and carried on.
Gavin: What’s wrong with encouraging our daughter? She just had the experience of a lifetime!
Oh really? Your daughter wasn’t too pleased.
Gavin: She’s young, she’ll bounce back.

Gavin: I have this sudden uncontrollable urge to look through the telescope.

One last thing… the butler earned the right to live another week. He’s still testing my patience causing me to send him home twice… but he sure is handy to have around. Sometimes.

Brielle: Do these pants make my butt look big?
*blinks* No, your butt does.
Brielle: My butt makes my butt look big?
You know… you make my head hurt.
Brielle: Do you think the aliens made my butt bigger?

End week accomplishments: Ashley… Gavin… Olivia… *blinks* Ashley filled her lifetime aspiration, Olivia wrote a novel, quit her job. Other than that the three of them didn’t do much. Zeke chose his future wife, maxed his skills for his IW, grabbed his scholarships, got a plaque in nature and headed to college; Brielle grabbed her scholarships and went to college.
Points: 6 points
On-going subtotal: 90 points

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Week 08 University

Last Week: No one was in college so I was able to skip university. That means this week we have all new comers.

Katherine did not take growing up very well. As you can see, she was not happy with this transition, lets hope her future gets brighter. She also continues to believe she needs to grow up. I’m hoping I can wait until the end of her sophomore year in order to correct that. I also realized someone was missing… Mr. 3 bolts is not here. Oops?

So I exited the lot, grabbed the brat and threw him in to the dorm with the rest of the freshmen. *raises an eyebrow* Looks like he’s already giving me attitude… I have ways to deal with these types of sims. Let’s hope he is a quick study. *smirks*

Huh, I apparently don’t have a very good picture of Derek. *shrugs* Well here he is anyhow.

Derek VijayakarVirgo
Aspiration – Knowledge
1 neat, 7 outgoing, 6 active, 4 playful, 4 nice
LTWBecome City Planner

So the kids did their thing. Met people, made nice with the blazer bunch and naturally they all became friends with Amar who promptly gave each admission to the Greek House.

Okay seriously… what is the big deal with Derek? They stand around waiting for a chance to talk to him.

There are a few changes that happened their freshman year… one major one in particular. *grins* Emma and I had a bit of fun trying out her new spells.

I got impatient. Katherine was platinum, so I sent her to the cement mixer to get fixed. She rolled knowledge. *sighs* oh well, Caplan is knowledge, so this works out just fine. *pokes Katherine* Get to it missy.
What? Wait, what the… no! Katherine don’t do it! *cringes*

Katherine Wong – Aquarius
AspirationGrilled Cheese
4 neat, 4 outgoing, 4 active, 7 playful, 6 nice
LTW – Eat 200 GC Sammiches

*headdesk* I’ve never gotten this LTW accomplished…

Thankfully Caplan still thinks she’s pretty hot. So I’m happy to say she’s still a keeper.

Caplan: Emma, we need to talk.
Emma: No we don’t.
Caplan: Em… come on… its me. Talk to me, what’s going on?
Emma: Don’t get in my way, Cap. Brother or not, you can’t win.
I’ve created a monster…

Caplan: Roo…
Caplan: What did you do to Em?
Me? Nothing… *grins* Okay she’s no longer neutral, she’s evil. Don’t you just love her?
Caplan: Yes, yes I do… change her back.
Nope! She likes who she is. You want her to be happy don’t you?

So this brings us to the end of their freshman year, now we move them all to the Greek House. *tilts head* Uh… Alana… what gives?
Alana: They’re all very nice… but they look at me funny.
They want to do naughty things to you.
Alana: I’m a good witch! Why would they want to hurt me?
Ah sweet na├»ve Alana. Not bad things, just… naughty…
Alana: Oh. Should I let them?
*blinks* No. Time to move you out of the dorm.
Alana: Okay.

There you are… erm, Amar when you’re done its time to call the new crew in.
Amar: I’m doomed to townie status again. *sighs*
Uh… ya… looks like it.
Amar: I could have been good for Emma. We’re both family… we have 2 bolts…
Yes, that is very true. Unfortunately Derek is 3 bolts. So he won.
Amar: That third bolt wont last.
Oh? Do you know something I don’t?
Amar: He’s a knowledge sim. How long can he hold out before he becomes too athletic?
*blinks* Good point…
Amar: When it happens… don’t forget me.

Amar: Hey Caplan… ya its time. I’ll be here… for now.
Oh the self pity is just annoying… really.
Amar: Nah, its okay. At least this way, I stay young forever… right?
That is a good point. Glad you’re taking this so well. Much better than last time.

And the gang has arrived. Naturally, I was too quick to get these guys to move in. Thankfully I had one more to move in when I remembered their books and cauldrons. Once I had all 5 safely moved in, I sent Amar back to his townie goodness.

Something happened during their sophomore year that I hadn’t expected. Emma’s aspiration was running to red. She was prompted to date her beau Derek. *blinks* Anyway, she had a rather… unexpected want. Sorry Emma, that is not gonna happen. If you fall in love with anyone else besides Derek, it wont be him… from ugh to uglier. Sheesh! That is also when I noticed Amar was right… Derek is no longer holding his 3 bolts. They’ve dropped to 2.

Caplan: Hey! What gives?
Don’t fight it. It’s a good thing. Just go with it.
Caplan: You’re enjoying this…
*snickers* Yes. The faces you make are priceless.
Caplan: Oh hey… not so tight, Love.
*laughs* Oh, now you’re enjoying yourself.
Caplan: I’m a knowledge sim. I enjoy learning new things, new… experiences…

Caplan: Amar?
Yes, he’s originally a blazer boy. I had your uncle Gavin bring him in to the GH to be a placeholder.
Caplan: So he stays in college forever?
Or until I find him a wife and let him graduate.
Caplan: Who will take over if that happens?
That bowl headed guy, John. He’s cute if he got a hair cut.
Caplan: What about the chicks? That Maura is a looker.
Mmhmm… only she is in to girls. You can blame your aunties for that.
Caplan: Really? That’s kinda hot.
*pokes him*
Caplan: *laughs and rubs his chest* I’m just sayin’…

A few important things happened this last semester that you’ll find out just how much I am not keeping score… regardless as to what Meadow thinks.
The boys took off to class, I had Emma call Amar over, it was getting close to time for him to move back in…

This is how she greeted him, much to my delight. No sooner did she greet him, ACR kicked in to high gear. The meandered to the hot tub where ‘nature’ took over… by ‘nature’ I mean ACR. She fell in lovehe fell in love

I then yoinked them out of the hot tub and made her chose who she was getting engaged to. It was time for her to decided, one way or another, she would be engaged by the end of the night. Much to my surprise she had a want to be engaged with one of them. She’s never had that want before so we acted on it. She is now officially engaged.

Caplan: Where’s Derek off to?
Back to townie status… only this time as a young adult.
Caplan: I thought…
Ya well, your sister changed her mind. Don’t make a big deal out of this okay?
Caplan: Okay… so what happens to him?
You invite him back your senior year to be the new GH placeholder.
Caplan: Harsh.
Caplan: Remind me not to piss you off.
Oh now you learn?
Caplan: I’ve seen what you’ve done to him… the bees… the poison ivyfixing electronics
First off, his mechanics is maxed, second he wanted to hike and tinker
Caplan: His OTH is nature…

*stares over his shoulder* Are you done yet?
Amar: This will not go any faster with you staring over my shoulder…
Maybe not, but you need to catch up to them. You’re gonna have to buckle down. You have less than a semester to catch up to them.
Amar: I have to do 3 semesters in one?
Do you want to switch places with Derek again?
Amar: Hush woman, I have work to do.

Amar LawsonCancer
Aspiration – Family
6 neat, 3 outgoing, 6 active, 4 playful, 6 nice
LTWBecome Captain Hero

Ack. Their last final and this greets them as they’re exiting the building. *sighs* Thankfully only one stopped… at first… As soon as Alana calmed down, Katherine started, Caplan not wanting her to feel awkward for freaking about a fire already out joined her. For cripes sakes go to your finals! *headdesk* Thankfully, this round in uni is finally over.

End week accomplishments: Alana joined the SS, the GH and wrote a great novel; Caplan joined the SS, the GH, got engaged and got a plaque in sports; Emma joined the SS, the GH, got engaged and got a plaque in sports; Katherine joined the SS, the GH, got engaged, got big sim on campus, got a gold in gardening and a plaque in nature; Amar was saved from redundant towniedom and Derek became the GH placeholder.
Points: 6 points
On-going subtotal: 84 points

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