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Mad Poster
#3701 Old 5th Oct 2018 at 11:42 AM Last edited by FranH : 5th Oct 2018 at 6:22 PM.
Right now it's almost the day of the great Uni migration in Tinsel town, and parents all over town are double-checking their bank accounts to make sure they have enough money to send their spawn to college. In most cases it is a go, and if it is not, those who need to will head to the bank early in the next morning to take out loans for the occasion. They don't want to mess up their children's future by not doing this for them. In some cases the kids are making money themselves to help out.

This was especially true in the Lloyd household. With 2 days to go before sending the kids to Uni, Damien and Lucy faced a heartbreaking problem: They didn't have nearly enough money in the bank to do it with. Damien was going to be promoted that day, but he knew in his heart that he'd never come close to putting nearly $14,000 away in the bank for college in 2 days. He went to work with a smile on his face, but a deep sense of shame and agony that he was failing as a parent and a father.

Lucy, however had other plans. She wants to buy a vacation home for when she and Damien are free to vacation. The only way to pull that one off was to go to the Telemarketing center and work the phone banks for most of the day-because she had the day off. With the help of one or 2 other volunteers she netted about $6,000. Still not enough, though.

Then their son, Sheldon, pulled the big one off. He owns a community lot with 5 coconut pinball machines on them, and after he came home from school, he opened up shop for the final time that day. In 5 hours he netted $10,000 in player generated funds and when he cashed out his business rewards, he did another $4,000. So he saved the day!

Because he knew he'd not be allowed to own a business while in college, he sold it-to the tune of $14,000. With that, he bought his parents a car, which he knew his father dearly wanted and donated the rest to the family's bank account. After all was said and done, the family had more than enough to send all 3 children to college and a start to work on Lucy's dream of a vacation home.

Sheldon was very pleased with his efforts, and his parents are very grateful that he did a miracle. They can never repay him adequately, but they're sure that he's going to go far in his life!

Receptacle Refugee & Resident Polar Bear
"Get out of my way, young'un, I'm a ninja!"
Mad Poster
#3702 Old 5th Oct 2018 at 3:47 PM
I once played for two days where every last sim I had got a promotion every ding dong day. I began to think I'd accidentally installed some weird mod.But it was just a statistical cluster.

Why is it the songs we hate the most set up permanent residence in our brains? Chris Hatch's family friendly files archived on SFS: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=603534 . Bulbizarre's website: https://bulbizarre.neocities.org/
Instructor
#3703 Old 5th Oct 2018 at 8:01 PM
Started the process of building my story hood! This hood is the first part of 2 hoods, and I had to flatten it and it looks so much bigger, but there's not a lot of roads :0. I'm gonna have to get creative with my decorating to make it look fleshed out

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Inventor
#3704 Old 5th Oct 2018 at 8:41 PM
So two of my Sims, Titus Wolff and Sabrina (the daughter of Michael Bachelor and Chris Roomies) just had their second daughter. Was planning for a son, so I hadn't thought of a name yet. The older daughter is named Emily, so I wanted a similar "classically nice" name for her sister and called the baby Rose. Then I got the feeling that there's some character named Emily Rose. Googled it and realized I just named those two girls after a character from a horror movie...

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Scholar
#3705 Old 5th Oct 2018 at 11:47 PM
Lothario Caliente son of Nina and Don just engaged to Amber Specter great grand daughter of Arlo Specter {formerly Nervous Subject} and Circe Salamis Beaker Specter, and now he is at Académie Le Tour working on the next stage of his life.

Meanwhile Lothario's half sister/cousin Mina, daughter of Dina and Don, who has still not decided on her marriage partner is also at Académie Le Tour.

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.
Mad Poster
#3706 Old 6th Oct 2018 at 8:57 AM
I may not be able to finish Drama Acres's last rotation at all. I've only been able to play one downslope household. They crash and they crash and they crash...

So I've played a little Strangetown, where Vidcund and Monica moved into their new home, Tycho grew to teen, and Euclid grew to toddler. Lyla the Littlest Grunt is also a toddler. And a little Widespot, where Rocky has joined River, Ginger, Gavin, and Sadie in the dorms. River and Ginger had been dancing around their dating history, but as soon as Rocky walked through the door he and Ginger just clicked. It seems probable that River will pledge the frat and the others will rent a residence. Penny is pregnant again but Mary is having unexpected trouble conceiving, which bodes ill for their intended joint-maternity project. There's also the factor that this huge house is beginning to feel a bit cramped, though Mary doesn't see a problem. They can throw up a partition in the rec room or something.

The Ottomas house was struck by lightning during a cooking fire and burned down (i.e. Samantha glitched while giving birth and the only way to fix it was to move them out), so they've moved into the brown trailer in the trailer park, between David and the Knowe family. They weren't even moved in yet when Samantha gave birth to Flavia at the mailbox. They're cramped with only three bedrooms and two baths, but no one was injured in the fire and they feel blessed all the same.

Also playing my BACC, Fishers Island, where babies Grant Munny, Grimhild Estic-Moiselle, and Kitty Hawkins have grown to toddler. They all take strongly after their fathers, though Grant has his mother's eyes. Sadie Hawkins is a child now, and Neva Hawkins is pregnant again. Spring has come, with a flurry of building: a new room for Sadie, a Public Hall for the town, and Fishers Clinic, where Wanda Ivory will see patients. Between the job and the twins, however, she hasn't had the time to study witchcraft as intensely as May Knight, who lost her job as a file clerk and has two full-time free babysitters, so can spend a lot of time in her loft making reagents and studying her grimoire.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
(My simblr isSim Media Res . Widespot,Widespot RFD: The Subhood, and Land Grant University are all available here. In case you care.)
Scholar
#3707 Old 6th Oct 2018 at 12:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peni Griffin
I may not be able to finish Drama Acres's last rotation at all. I've only been able to play one downslope household. They crash and they crash and they crash...

So I've played a little Strangetown, where Vidcund and Monica moved into their new home, Tycho grew to teen, and Euclid grew to toddler. Lyla the Littlest Grunt is also a toddler. And a little Widespot, where Rocky has joined River, Ginger, Gavin, and Sadie in the dorms. River and Ginger had been dancing around their dating history, but as soon as Rocky walked through the door he and Ginger just clicked. It seems probable that River will pledge the frat and the others will rent a residence. Penny is pregnant again but Mary is having unexpected trouble conceiving, which bodes ill for their intended joint-maternity project. There's also the factor that this huge house is beginning to feel a bit cramped, though Mary doesn't see a problem. They can throw up a partition in the rec room or something.

The Ottomas house was struck by lightning during a cooking fire and burned down (i.e. Samantha glitched while giving birth and the only way to fix it was to move them out), so they've moved into the brown trailer in the trailer park, between David and the Knowe family. They weren't even moved in yet when Samantha gave birth to Flavia at the mailbox. They're cramped with only three bedrooms and two baths, but no one was injured in the fire and they feel blessed all the same.

Also playing my BACC, Fishers Island, where babies Grant Munny, Grimhild Estic-Moiselle, and Kitty Hawkins have grown to toddler. They all take strongly after their fathers, though Grant has his mother's eyes. Sadie Hawkins is a child now, and Neva Hawkins is pregnant again. Spring has come, with a flurry of building: a new room for Sadie, a Public Hall for the town, and Fishers Clinic, where Wanda Ivory will see patients. Between the job and the twins, however, she hasn't had the time to study witchcraft as intensely as May Knight, who lost her job as a file clerk and has two full-time free babysitters, so can spend a lot of time in her loft making reagents and studying her grimoire.


I am assuming that there must be something wrong with Drama Acres as you note that you were playing Strangetown and Fishers Island, I am very sorry if that is true. I am really going to hate it when or if the same thing happens to me.

Nice to know about your other Sims. I like to follow your play here and on tumblr.

Me I am playing my Pleasantview shopping hood and currently the Pleasant Household with Daniel and Mary-Sue Pleasant and Lilith and Dirk Dreamer.

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.
Mad Poster
#3708 Old 6th Oct 2018 at 4:06 PM
In my Veronaville uberhood, I've been playing Blue Marble (Strangetown). I haven't played that hood in many, many years. I entered the Curious household and looked at the brothers. I was struck by the fact they all lived together. In my notes for setting up the story, I remarked they were all for one and one for all.

Then they started dying. The only one left is Vidcund (my least favorite, mostly because I can't pronounce his name). He has Pascal's twins and alien twins of his own. His also a widower. He married a woman hoping for children, not realizing she was a well-preserved elder. So, he just ignored her till she died of the plague that swept through the household. So, a good husband, he wasn't.

He's a better dad, though. He bought another house in the area and moved into it because he was afraid his little ones would fall down all the stairs in the old house. He's also adopted two stray dogs.

Why is it the songs we hate the most set up permanent residence in our brains? Chris Hatch's family friendly files archived on SFS: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=603534 . Bulbizarre's website: https://bulbizarre.neocities.org/
Mad Poster
#3709 Old 7th Oct 2018 at 4:16 AM
Oh, and there's one more thing happening in Tinsel Town this weekend: the 1st annual Beer Blowout Party held at the Warehouse for and by teens. To quote the backstory for this event:

"The 1st Annual "Teen Beer Blowout Party Day" was held today. Hosted by the Sherman triplets.
There was a hot rumor going around town among the teens-that there would be a party celebrating the graduation of the senior class to be held at the warehouse on Saturday. Passed from one to another the word was that it would last all day, all teens were invited to hang out and the beer was free-although totally illegal. Nobody who knew about it let the adults know.
Afterward, there was much shock among the adults that such an event was held and they questioned the Chief of police quite thoroughly about it.
"My officers observed nothing while they made their rounds all day!" she stated. "If there was an illegal party, I didn't hear about it.."
To which one parent stated "Then you must have been deaf! Kristen Swanson heard the racket all the way to her house!"


Kristen Swanson lives about a block away, and while she did hear it, when her children came by to see her, they feigned complete ignorance of the noise that could be clearly heard by everyone at her house.

Receptacle Refugee & Resident Polar Bear
"Get out of my way, young'un, I'm a ninja!"
Lab Assistant
#3710 Old 7th Oct 2018 at 8:23 AM
I returned to my megahood after a few months of absence. I don't really keep track of what's happening, but have a pretty good memory and use the sims' memories when I'm unclear about something. However, I completely forgot that Malcolm Landgraab's wife died of illness last rotation and he is now alone with the triplets. He's taught all three of them to study but otherwise leaves the butler to take care of them while he is making money. Malcolm Jr and Hevel get along fine, but Richard is starting to feel left out. He has by far the worst relationship with his brothers and his father. It doesn't help that Malcolm Jr and Hevel look just like their dad and Richard has bright red hair and resembles his dead mother. I think he's going to be the black sheep of the family. Malcolm clearly doesn't know how to raise children (not that his wife would've been any better at it, Jessica Peterson isn't exactly mom material), but he knows what it takes to run a business and increase the Landgraab fortune, so he will make sure to show his heir Malcolm Jr the ropes. We'll see how Hevel and Richard will take it, once he starts showing his favourism for their brother
Forum Resident
#3711 Old 7th Oct 2018 at 3:45 PM
Poor Mitch Indie must have hit his head as he was getting into bed, because when Delilah got back from her exam and came to join him, Mitch jumped out of bed in fright, having absolutely no idea who this woman was! He remembered that he was engaged to someone named Delilah, but he simply didn't recognize her.

Distraught, Delilah sought help. The routine first-line treatments the doctors tried, a Boolprop Reset and a Moveobjects Delete, restored his memory somewhat, but he still only recognized Delilah as a new acquaintance. In desperation, the doctors turned to the Sim Blender. It took several treatments, but at last Mitch recognized Delilah as his adored fiancee. She kissed him, just to make sure, and found his response . . . highly satisfactory.

Although he still spends more time talking to the parrot than he does to her.
Alchemist
#3712 Old 7th Oct 2018 at 9:19 PM
Dina Caliente and Michael Bachelor make the cutest toddlers. Mortimer is a more attentive step-dad than Dina is a mother, but Alexander gets the "Want to do stuff with the kids" prize.

Dulcinea and Jocasta--Dulci is green, Joca is blue.
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Field Researcher
#3713 Old 8th Oct 2018 at 9:00 PM
Yesterday I finally decided to marry my favorite couple in Old Town, they are Vincent Moore from Life Stories (Bitville) with Riley Harlow from LS (Four Corners) they were the main characters from each storyline, so my idea was join them to mix all the drama. Since the last Halloween their storyline was simple with a few dates and parties, but now Vincent was finally free from Samantha Hayden and determinate to marry Riley.

Their respective couples from the original storyline Naomi is now married to Keats Margison and currently is expecting a child. In the other hand Mickey Smith is a womanizer in the town.



I plan to do the wedding today.

"Old Town Revival: My Hood"
Mad Poster
#3714 Old 9th Oct 2018 at 6:13 PM
Remember our teen femme fatale, Rosemary Bishop?

She's up to her usual tricks, and then some. It appears she's bisexual and willing to play both sides of the field with as much passion as any. She's made Suzanne Snyder (of the famous Snyder quads) to fall in love with her, while she's chasing every other guy in town.

I knew she would be a handful. This is only her teen years, too! I'm gonna really have my hands full with this young lady-whose morals are pretty sketchy to say the least.

Her main boyfriends: Clay Powers, Sheldon Lloyd, and Duncan Sherman, and of course Suzanne, now. She's got her mother's sex drive in spades.
Of course she returns all of their feelings. The more, the merrier, as she believes!

I'm gonna hate seeing what happens when she gets caught out juggling everyone like circus act. There's going to be fireworks...

Receptacle Refugee & Resident Polar Bear
"Get out of my way, young'un, I'm a ninja!"
Scholar
#3715 Old 13th Oct 2018 at 12:16 PM
I'm starting an adapted BACC with all the elder sims but aged down.

I May Be Life Dumb But I'm Sim Smart(mostly).
cats are better than humans and shall takeover earth in a couple of centuries after they evolve.
Field Researcher
#3716 Old 15th Oct 2018 at 6:41 PM Last edited by didyouevenmakeasound : 15th Oct 2018 at 7:45 PM.
I'm building up the story in my city, Europa, which contains all of the premades (I want to use the uni characters, but don't like playing uni and hate the fact that you have to keep at least ONE uni! Besides, I'm struggling to fit a lot of the sims I already have INTO the city)

To name a few stories, we have:
The Monty Clan are mafia. They're rich, but prefer to operate in the poorer part of the city, thus explaining why they don't live in a mansion on the outskirts.
'Capp Industries' is a legal firm, thus explaining the current feud between them. The whole Patrizio/Contessa/Consort thing is OLD news. They only care about the legality, now.
Bianca Monty was enlisted by her family to run an orphanage/care home to recruit young people into the mafia. Her current wards are the Newsons.
Alexandra Teatherton is in the Navy. 'Dread Pirate', indeed!
John Mole is also in the army, but in a special forces/intelligence unit.
Don Lothario owns a...erm, a 'gentleman's club', shall we say?
The Ramaswamis and Patels hope, seeing as they live in the same apartment block, that they can hint at a marriage between their newborn son (Rajiv Ramaswami) and daughter (Keesa Patel) as they grow up.
Olive Specter has a...well, a secret. In her house. She's a little unhinged. Ophelia hasn't caught on yet, but when she does...it won't be pretty.
Ripp is still trying to figure out why he doesn't feel like the big, tough guy he's meant to be. Ophelia has made it her mission to help him.
Nobody knows what happened to Hero. She's not officially dead, just missing. Antonio believes she is dead and doesn't want to hold onto false hope.

You can call me Diddy :)
My Simblr (shared with a friend) is TwoSimmingFreaks - there's not much on there yet, but there will be soon :D
Field Researcher
#3717 Old 15th Oct 2018 at 9:15 PM
Madeleine Benson found out that William Williamson, the father of her 6-year-old boy, was actually a sous chef for a criminal organization instead of the prestigious restaurant he was pretending to be working at. She just snapped and killed three people (William himself, Cassidy Lind and Monika Soban). She got caught and got sent to jail for life. Her son Rowan will be living with her until he becomes a child and then Kay Starchild will take him under her wing in the Starchild hostel.
Instructor
#3718 Old 16th Oct 2018 at 12:15 PM
Jonah Powers just died in my game Roxie and he were heading to take their finals for their first senior semester. Earlier, a tree had been hit by lightning and caught fire. The rain stopped, but the tree continued to burn. Roxie and Jonah ran to the fire instead of heading to their finals. Jonah tried to put out the flames, but ended up caught in them himself. Roxie attempted to put him out, but had no luck. Now she will finish out her last semester alone, unsure of where her life will take her now without her love.
Scholar
#3719 Old 18th Oct 2018 at 2:35 AM
My alien cult is slowly growing with the Williams family surprisingly expecting. I hadn't planned on them to have anymore children since they each got their required abduction baby(ies) but they're expecting one together this time. They live in a small cottage with only two bedrooms and the children all have to share so I'm not sure how I'm going to pull this one off. It's starting to feel like I'm playing the Weasley family lol. Their youngest daughter Alice had just aged into a child so they thought they were done with the diapers and bottles, but here they go again! Poor Nicole was looking forward to focusing on her career but it'll have to wait again. Its against their beliefs to use any form of birth control so they'll need to be more careful from now on! Archer, Janus, Ophelia and Portia all aged into teenagers this rotation too. Geeze! Can you imagine dealing with that many teenagers in such a small space? Nothankyou!

Next door to the William's their leader/queen, Meghana is already 10 days away from aging into an elder so I'll need to get her formal portrait picture done soon. I'm debating if I should do a 'royal portrait' of their family as well. Miss Princess Bellatrix aged into a toddler, she's such a doll! She came out with blonde hair so it definitely stands out compared to the rest of the dark haired household.

Luna is four days away from heading to college. It'll be quite the experience for her, it'll be the first time she'll be away from her family and in the 'real world.' She's never spoken to anyone outside her family or religion before either as they home school the children. This is really the only time in their lives when they're allowed to be 'free' Its similar to Rumspringa but you don't really get the option to leave, it's more like "get it out of your system since you're young, but you're still coming back to spawn alien babies!" It'll be interesting to play her in college on her own since it's really hard to give her attention with such a large household.

Her brother Sirius will be the one to carry on her duties when she leaves. He's not going to like that!
Test Subject
#3720 Old 18th Oct 2018 at 7:41 AM
Moved two families in that I haven't ever played before: The Gavigans & The Burbs. The Burbs family set out to get Lucy into private school but ended up failing as I have only ever dealt with that once and couldn't figure out how to win the headmaster over in time. I've since researched.

The Gavigans got a nice house with lots of decor. They skill with most of their free time. Mother is in law enforcement, father is in politics. The son is doing very well in school and appears to enjoy art. I've considered doing the private school thing for him, as well, especially since his house has nicer things.

I think as they age, I'm going to introduce the two children and hope they romance. However, Isaiah has appeared to have taken a liking to one of Mr. Pleasant's affair-spawn, named Emmy. So we'll see where that goes.
Forum Resident
#3721 Old 18th Oct 2018 at 11:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by armyangel93
Moved two families in that I haven't ever played before: The Gavigans & The Burbs. The Burbs family set out to get Lucy into private school but ended up failing as I have only ever dealt with that once and couldn't figure out how to win the headmaster over in time. I've since researched.

The Gavigans got a nice house with lots of decor. They skill with most of their free time. Mother is in law enforcement, father is in politics. The son is doing very well in school and appears to enjoy art. I've considered doing the private school thing for him, as well, especially since his house has nicer things.

I think as they age, I'm going to introduce the two children and hope they romance. However, Isaiah has appeared to have taken a liking to one of Mr. Pleasant's affair-spawn, named Emmy. So we'll see where that goes.


Was fun to read about these two families so inspired me to add my tales for them. The Burbs: She's a social worker turned foster parent who has adopted a neglected child from the Newson family. The got a report that dear child was left alone in an itinerant camp! Mr. Burb is a bit of a dud but has just gotten a most unglamorous job at the local bowling alley. Unbeknownst to either of them, the child of the gypsies who've just moved into their apartment complex is the kidnapped toddler sister of their foster child....

The Gavigans: He's having an identity crisis, long buried feelings arising that he thought his marriage had quelled. Cydney Rose, his old college chum, who is bi and poly, has moved in to his apartment complex and begun romancing both him and Mrs. Gavigan. Frustrated and confused by her husband's new interests, she found comfort in a passionate night in the hot tub. Now she's started showing and, thanks to silent pregnancy, neither she nor I know who the father is....
Lab Assistant
#3722 Old 18th Oct 2018 at 4:48 PM
I am testing old CC and with maxis hoods.
Pascal had the cutest daughter! Thanks Pirate!!
Lazlo and Ajay Loner married and just had two girls. They both got pregnant at the same time.
Sent a lot of the teenagers to college.
Aged down Lola, Chloe and Kristen Singles and sent them to college.
Erin Singles brought home Peter Ottomas from work, i went to get something to drink and when i came back they were naked on the couch! Thanks a lot ACR! lol

Have you ever walked into a room & forgot why you went in there?
What if God is playing The Sims & he just cancelled your action.
Adopt-a-Sim and My Creations
Top Secret Researcher
#3723 Old 18th Oct 2018 at 7:59 PM
I'll tell you what is happening: I have been spending 10+ real years in this neighbourhood with a mix of Japanese and Chinese Sims, and when the families have westernized their style of living and even start giving Western names to their children two Chinese dudes [brothers] arrive in the 'hood and now everyone and his Mum wants to go on vacation in Takemizu village. Back to the roots!
Inventor
#3724 Old Yesterday at 4:03 PM
So my Beginning of Pleasantview (+Bluewater Village) is turning 1 year old this month. I'm planning on doing a proper walktrhough of the neighbourhood over in the "What's happening in your game" social group after I've finished this rotation.

Right now 5 families have reached the point where they (almost) look like their "Canon" counterparts: Don Lothario and the Caliente Sisters who have just moved in their condos. The Dreamers with Darleen having passed away, Darren being an unemployed, aging artist and Dirk being a bright young teenager, Malcolm Landgraab who has moved back onto his estate after being released from the care of his uncle and aunt who looked after him after the death of his parents, and the Goths who differ from the orignal timeline in that Bella never disappeared and they had a third child, their oldest son, Magnus who takes after his mother. (So their kids are Cassandra, Magnus, Alexander). Also Bella and Cassandra are Neutral aligned Witches.

Meanwhile my gigantic family, Andrew and Joy Oldie(Bob Newbie's younger sister) is slowly breaking apart as the children start to leave the nest. Their oldest daughter Kyra has gone to Uni and moved into the same complex of condos as Dona and the Calientes (and is flirting with Darren Dreamer!) while their oldest son, Keith, is going to uni next rotation.
While it's great that the children are growing up and begin to start their own families, it's also sad, because it was fun to play a household with 8 sims. And due to trying to keep the Neighbourhood population on manageable levels, I probably won't have another "max capacity" family for quite some time :-(
Though it will be fun to see if any of Andrew's grandchildren will have the Oldie-trademark red hair, the kids all have brown or black hair, inherited from Joy but their kids could express the red hair again. (SIms 2 genetics is so much fun!)

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