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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SK said...

Hahahaha, sob, I hate coming back and having no idea what's going on. I totally have to remind myself what happened in the last round every time I play. And I'm only on round 5. :( My memory is crap.

I can't believe your kids are so skilled up already! Maybe they can just start making loads of money in college with hobby tasks? Go for one of the giant bonuses for having more than however many plaques in one house?

P.S. Welcome back!!

Ndayeni said...

I have to admit I'd kind of forgotten what was going on here too. One look at Ashley though, and I remembered this family...she looks so much like the sim I use for my avatar here (who is not a self-sim btw). Good job getting back into the swing of things here. I'm sure it'll all come rushing back now that you've gotten your feet wet again with it.

Anonymous said...

Oh hey! I like the idea of putting a greenhouse on a foundation. I've never seen that before.
*giggles @ Olivia* Your simmies definitely know how to lay the guilt on.
*reminds Roo that this is a Prosperity and you're not supposed to deliberatly kill those sassy simmies*
Now wait just a second. If teen/adult schtuff is disabled with ACR, how is Ginger macking on Zeke?!
*ponders the concept of aliens giving Brielle a cheek implant* I was gonna say butt implant, but that sounds really dirty!
Awesome job with the scholarships, Roo.