Chapter 35: The Marriage Proposals

Week 25 – Day 169:

It was a warm and hot Sunday. Serefina & Niobe are 90, Hyperion & Deo have 10 days left until they’re Adults, and Belladonna has 20 days left until she’s an Adult.

“I had a vision; someone, somewhere, someTIME, will be abducted by strangers in the sky.”

“I had a vision; someone, somewhere, someTIME, will be abducted by strangers in the sky.”

By working on his mad painting skills, Hyperion was promoted to Décor Debutant (level 5).  He’s also attracted to Griselda Claremont-Gilbert, but she’s married.  Oh well!

I think uncle Prometheus is probably Belladonna’s only friend.

I think uncle Prometheus is probably Belladonna’s only friend.

The school is setting up a Haunted House, and wants Niobe to provide them with some more spirits.  Sure, nothing like trading the essence or embodiment of a dead person for cold hard cash!

Prometheus & Dara enjoying some alone time in the hot-tub.

Prometheus & Dara enjoying some alone time in the hot-tub.

Day 170:

It looks like Dara Dent-Wolfe has morning sickness.

It looks like Dara Dent-Wolfe has morning sickness.

I gave Dara the Fertility Treatment and she got pregnant very quickly!  (That sounds dirtier than I meant it to..)

“This will be my second-greatest invention!”

“This will be my second-greatest invention!”

Also the President of the Studio wants Deo to choose between the Actor or Director branch at the Film Studio.  Actor, obviously!  He got promoted to TV Actor (6).

Belladonna’s part-time job is kindof pointless, since it’s a dead-end career and won’t help her LTW.  So I’m having her call in sick each day (to keep earning an income) until she is fired.

Prometheus and Dara sharing a kiss. Prometheus and Dara sharing a kiss.
“Will our child have a robot arm?”

Well, sadly, it’s time to make room on the legacy lot, so that means somebody has to move out.  Since they are starting their own family soon, it makes sense for Prometheus and Dara to find a new home.  I wasn’t sure how much money to give them, so §20,000.

Prometheus and Dara moving into their own place.

Prometheus and Dara moving into their own place.

Day 171:

Hyperion’s been promoted to a fabulous Furniture Fashionista (6).  I’ve given up on the glitchy remodelling entirely, he’s purely a Painter now.

Deo's transparent as background filler in the sexy-results soap opera "Facefest".

Deo’s transparent as a background filler in the sexy-results soap opera “Facefest”.

Deo’s agent recommended he work out for a few hours, in the name of publicity.  This celebrity system only makes sense if you don’t think about it.

Iodine eating a piece of lead pipe. Iodine twisting her mechanical spine.
Serefina has a large house fire at Cyrus Diwan-Irwin’s condo and manages to save the vampire Alvin Diwan-Rader.

You know, the vampires in my game are very conservative.  When I installed Late Night, I was expecting an outbreak of vampirism where every other Sim would be a creature of the night, feeding in public with the occasional murder.  But as far as I can tell there’s only Alvin & Demetria, and I’ve never even seem them drink from another Sim.  I might try that Vampire-Slayer mod from NRaas later on.

Belladonna working on her mixing skills.

Belladonna working on her mixing skills.

Niobe doesn’t like Iris Hendricks.  What else is new?

Day 172:

Deo continues to blend into the background on daytime soap, "Facefest".

Deo continues to blend into the background on daytime soap, “Facefest”.

Dara gave birth to her twins; Claude and Irma.  Neat!

Against my better judgement and choosing not to remember the Sports Bar Inferno of the ‘50s, I sent Hyperion to complete his dancing opportunity at the Aquarius.  Luckily, nobody was immolated this time..

Following his agent’s advice, Deo orders a drink at the Banzai Lounge.  It must’ve worked because he’s promoted to B-List Celebrity (3). He also got promoted to Featured Actor (7), and won the Sims’ Choice Award.  About time!  On a hot strick, Deo asked Iris the Pizza-Person to be his girlfriend.

Deo and Iris have their first kiss.  (He’s wearing his “Dr. Malfeasance” costume.)

Deo and Iris have their first kiss.  (He’s wearing his “Dr. Malfeasance” costume.)

Iodine mastered the Nectar skill and got promoted up to a Notable Figure.  Whoops, I didn’t mean to do that..  I also got a weird message that Kajaptah Larimoropolese has adopted Fen Lu-Min, who appears to be a 48 year-old Young Adult.

Blake Loera-Steel seems to like Belladonna.  Weird.

Blake Loera-Steel seems to like Belladonna.  Weird.

 Day 173:

My plan of Belladonna calling in fake-sick has backfired; she got caught, was demoted a level, and then got depressed.  So she quit the Bookstore and joined the Fishing career instead.

Show-biz people and their early morning jogging-martinis.

Show-biz people and their early morning jogging-martinis.

Deo’s boss thinks he needs more exposure, and has decreed that he should gain a celeb level to improve his career performance.  On the romantic side of things, Deo and Iris seem to be a great couple.  Their relationship is pretty high and I’d like her to join the legacy family.  He proposes marriage and..

Iodine eating a piece of lead pipe. Iodine twisting her mechanical spine.
..she just kindof stared at him for a bit, then said no!

That sucks..  Hmm, maybe they need to be a bit closer first?

Day 174:

Deo in costume as “The Golden Fox” for his next role.

Deo in costume as “The Golden Fox” for his next role.

Lewis Morel-Wolfe and wife Jeri had a new baby called Jonathan.  Also Dara’s aged up to Elder.  And somebody painted Belladonna for the house. (I wanna say, Serefina? Or Hyperion.)

Following his agent’s advice, Hyperion orders a drink at the Banzai Lounge.  It must’ve worked because he’s promoted to B-List Celebrity (3).  Wow, I just had a sense of deja-vu.

Deo proposed marriage again and..

“Nuts!  Turned down again!”

“Nuts!  Turned down again!”

.. he got rejected again.  What the hell..?  Their relationship is perfect!  I mean, cummon!  Deo is a rich, good-looking TV-star with a snappy outfit and – literally – a trove of treasure in his basement.  How can you say no?  Gaa!!  *nerd rage*

This is kindof messed up; Ze Lei Shin Yi-Wolfe and Edith Morel are dying… again.  Ze Lei just passed away last week, and Edith had previously died twice on Week 18 (some 50-odd Sim-days ago).  More on this story as people continue to die.

Day 175:

Kajaptah asked Niobe to build her a metal statue with some old scrap metal.  Unfortunately she caught on fire but Serefina rescued her.  Meanwhile, Serefina mastered her Cooking skill!

Nice, 3 generations of Wolfe women in the same room.

Nice, 3 generations of Wolfe women in the same room.

Somebody spread a rumour that Deo is rummaging through people’s garbage cans, and then Cletus Tanner-Steel died.  Coincidence?

So this time I had Deo ask Iris to move in (instead of marriage), and she agreed.  I’ll give Iris a full bio in the next post, but I think her Insane trait made her refuse marriage before.  That could be a problem, because Deo’s Insane too..

Iris is Clumsy as well.

Iris is Clumsy as well.

Apparently Iris was already filthy rich, because she brought §834,000 with her.  That’s actually higher than the furnished value of the legacy lot.  With this new money the House score is now maxed out.  Anyways, Iris joined the Acting career.

And that’s another week in the bag!  Next week, I’ll install the next expansion and another Sim will move out.

Community death count: 230 or so.

Legacy Score: 72. (Gen: 4 + LTW: 10 + Portraits: 13 + House: 20 + LTR: 25)

Theme song of the week: “Someday You Will Be Loved” by Death Cab for Cutie


Generation 4: The Late Nighters

Now that they’re all growed-up, here are the profiles for the Generation 4 children, the Late Nighters:

 

 Hyperion Wolfe

Hyperion Wolfe, the fourth Generation   

Hyperion Wolfe, the fourth Generation

Hyperion is the first-born child of Serefina and Brady.  He is the non-identical twin of Deo.  He is currently working in the Architecture career.  He has an eyebrow ring and likes wearing sunglasses. (His eyes are kindof green-brown.)

Traits:

Pyromaniac trait Makes No Messes trait Immune to Fire trait Evil trait Athletic trait Unlucky trait Commitment Issues trait Eco-Friendly trait

Pyromaniac: Crackling flames, raging infernos, the blazing heat.  Sometimes he thinks he could burn this whole world down.  This Sim is able to create fires with his mind!  He inherited this trait from his mother, Serefina.

Makes No Messes: No need for tidy-up-time with Sims who are naturally avoid creating both filth and clutter.  He inherited this trait from his mother, Serefina.

Immune to Fire: Fire cannot kill a dragon, neither can it harm Hyperion.  He’s basically a superhero.  He inherited this trait from his mother, Serefina.

Evil: Alas, all Sims born into the Wolfe family are evil by nature.  They take pleasure from other’s pain.  Some Sims just want to watch the world burn.  That is why they have the red eyes, non?

Athletic: Pump it!  Feel the burn!  Move it and/or lose it!  Go for the Iridium!  Sims with this trait love working out, playing sports, and keeping a trim waistline.

Unlucky: Some Sims just seem to get all the luck, but Hyperion isn’t one of them.  It seems like everything he tries goes horribly wrong.

Commitment Issues: Yikes!  Settling down and having a family with the picket fence is just out of the question!  Sims with this trait will not want to make any long-term promises when it comes to romantic relationships or in their professional careers.

Eco-Friendly: Saving the planet, one deed at a time.  Environmentalism Sims like to recycle, conserve energy, eat only the freshest organic food, and simply hate waste.  Go green, it’s keen!

Lifetime Wish:

Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous Lifetime Wish

Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous: Fame and fortune beckon!  Hyperion wants to be the talk of the town and have everyone know he is part of the elite class.  Who says money and fame won’t make you happy?  He will need to reach Celebrity level 5 and have at least §100,000.

Personality:

Dim Sum Soul music The colour Hot Pink Cancer zodiac sign

Favourites: Hyperions’ favourite dish is Dim Sum, he likes Soul music, his favourite colour is Hot Pink, and he’s a Cancer.

Name Meaning:

Hyperion is a Greek name which means “he who goes above”.  In mythology, Hyperion was one of the titans, the god of heavenly light.  He along with his brothers helped to depose their father, and in turn was deposed by Zeus.  I think I chose the name because I’d read a very good book called “Hyperion”, which I would recommend if you like Sci-Fi with a bit of Horror.

 

Deo Wolfe

Deo Wolfe, the fourth Generation

Deo Wolfe, the fourth Generation

Deo is the fourth-generation Torch-Wielder.  He is the second-born child of Serefina and Brady.  He is the non-identical twin of Hyperion.  He is currently working in the Film – Acting career.

Traits:

Pyromaniac trait Makes No Messes trait Immune to Fire trait Evil trait Insane trait Star Quality trait Good Sense of Humour trait Ambitious trait

Pyromaniac: (Same as before.)

Makes No Messes: (Same as before.)

Immune to Fire(Same as before.)

Evil: (Same as before.)

Insane: Crazy?  No, not crazy, just a bit.. unhinged.  Sims with this condition like talking to themselves, telling others about the thought-police, speaking in tongues, and wearing random outfits.  They also make some neat paintings!

Star Quality: The spotlight beckons!  Being the center of attention, schmoozing with only the most influential members of society, and climbing the proverbial ladder to fame is the essence of this trait.

Good Sense of Humour: Oh my gosh, that`s a real humdinger!  You`re so witty and hilarious!  This trait allows Sims to make only the funniest jokes about the golden Squid and Tofu Dogs.

Ambitious: Motivated to succeed, reaching the top, always striving for the best.  Sims with this trait are happiest when working towards a goal, getting lots of promotions and receiving their hard-earned rewards.

Lifetime Wish:

Superstar Actor Lifetime Wish

Superstar Actor: Lights, camera, action!  Deo wants the world to see him and know him as one of the greatest actors of his generation.  This will probably involve gaining a bit of fame along the way.  His lifetime goal is to reach Level 10 of the Film Career track (Acting).

Personality:

Mac and Cheese Soul music The colour Grey Cancer zodiac sign

Favourites: Deo’s favourite dish is Mac and Cheese, he likes Soul music, his favourite colour is Grey, and he’s a Cancer.

Name Meaning:

Deo is a Greek name that means “God-like”.  There doesn’t seem to be any mythological characters with this name.  I don’t think there was any specific reason I chose it; it was on a list of Greek names and I thought it sounded cool.

 

Belladonna Wolfe

Belladonna Wolfe, the fourth Generation

Belladonna Wolfe, the fourth Generation

Belladonna is the third child of Serefina and Brady.  She is currently working as a Bookstore Clerk.  I don’t really care much for her.

Traits:

Pyromaniac trait Makes No Messes trait Immune to Fire trait Evil trait Evil trait Shy trait Easily Impressed trait Frugal trait

Pyromaniac: (Same as before.)

Makes No Messes: (Same as before.)

Immune to Fire(Same as before.)

Evil: (Same as before.)

Brave: Situations that are scary, tense, or dangerous are of no concern to courageous Sims.

Shy: Ugh, this trait is simply the worst! Sims cursed with this trait avoid people they don’t know, have difficulty making friends, and like hiding alone in their dark basement. There really isn`t any positives!

Easily Impressed: You did that all yourself?  That’s amazing!  This trait makes Sims astonished by almost everything other people do.

Frugal: Being thrifty and wanting to stay out of the red means a bit of extra cash in hand. Sims with this trait love to clip coupons, worry about every nickel and dime, and hate wasting money.

Lifetime Wish:

Master Mixologist Lifetime Wish

Master Mixologist: Alcohol: the cause of – and solution to – all of life’s problems!  Blending drinks, discovering recipes, mastering the fine art of juggling shotglasses; it’s all part of the journey.  Belladonna wants to master the Mixology skill.  She’ll also need to own a juice bar.

Personality:

Tofu Dog Latin music  The colour Green Virgo zodiac sign

Favourites: Belladonna’s favourite dish is Tofu Dog, she likes Latin music, her favourite colour is Green, and she’s a Virgo.

Name Meaning:

Belladonna is an Italian name that means “beautiful woman”.  There is a poisonous plant called “atropa belladonna” also known as “deadly nightshade”.  Historically it has been used as a poison, in combat warfare, as a medication, a recreational drug, and cosmetically as eyedrops (unfortunately, causing blindness).  I picked this name because it has many dark and spooky connotations, and at one point I was thinking Belladonna might become a black-widow character, using her mixology skills to murder-poison some of the neighbours.  I guess I could always do that when Supernatural comes around..


Chapter 34: More Human than Hu-Man

I should probably make it official; the Generation 4 Heir is Deo!  It’s good that he got the most votes, since I’ve kindof assumed he was the Heir anyways.

Generation 4 Heir poll.  Deo Wolfe.

The banner has been updated:

Generation 4 banner.

Editors’s note: Also I neglected to include some pictures of Deo’s movie career in the last post, so go back and check those out if so inclined.

Week 24 – Day 162:

Serefina & Niobe are 83, Hyperion & Deo have 17 day left until they’re Adults, and Belladonna has 5 days left until she’s YA.

Have I mentioned I’m a virtual hoarder?  A hoarder of virtual objects that is.  (I guess in real life too, but not as bad.)  It’s a problem, and it really slows down my computer, but I’ve been working on it.  After analyzing them I got rid of a bunch of the World Adventures relics.  In hindsight, I should’ve Transfigured these with Carter’s Display Case instead of selling them on consignment.

World Adventures' relics.

Somebody spread a rumour that Serefina was arrested!  Of all the nerve!  She lost 9 friends from this.  They also spread the same rumour about Belladonna, but she has no friends so nobody cares.

“ACK!! Are you trying to poison me, child!?”

“ACK!! Are you trying to poison me, child!?”

Dara Dent’s LTW is to be a Fashion Stylist, so she quit her Paramedic job & joined the Stylist profession.  Meanwhile Hyperion was promoted up to Pattern Spotter (lvl 2).

Iodine still hopes to be human someday.

Iodine still hopes to be human someday.

Iodine joined the Gardener career.  It’s so easy to climb, she sold 1 day’s worth of money tree bags and is already a Seed Sower (7).

Day 163:

Deo shines as 'Soldier with Gun' in summer thriller "Kangaroo Down".

Deo shines as ‘Soldier with Gun’ in summer thriller “Kangaroo Down”.

Prometheus has been working hard on making Iodine more realistic.  Sofar he’s come up with this:

“This syntho-realistic hair allows me to blend in better.”

“This syntho-realistic hair allows me to blend in better.”

First Hype needs to install a Painting Studio for Nadine Diwan-Gilbert to hold her “Shades of Gnome” collection.  Then Tia Cox wants him to make a Teenage Sanctuary for her whiny teen.  His review: “He did okay, thanx for trying”.

Dara Dent Wolfe giving a fashion makeover.

Dara Dent-Wolfe giving a fashion makeover.

My main problem with the Fashionista career is the load-times.  It’s easy enough to slap on some new clothes or makeup, but it takes ages for CAS to boot-up.  I’m already spending too much time on making nice styles for my own Sims, I don’t really want to be spending more time on it.

Deo: “Who is this strange pizza goddess?”

Deo: “Who is this strange pizza goddess?”

Day 164:

“Paint the windows fuschia?  How delightfully gauche!”

Hyperion: Paint the windows fuschia?  How delightfully gauche!

Hyperion needs to build a Child Room for Esmeralda Loera-Steel.  “He did a good job!”  His next task is to give an Exterior Makeover to Aaron Diwan-Irwin’s place. Also Deo was promoted up to Key Grip (3).

Deo's working it as a boom-mic operator.

Deo’s working it as a boom-mic operator.

The freakbeat ectopunk band “Screaming Llamas” are playing at the Imagine That! Theatre.  The dynamic duo “Disease Prize” went to watch the show, and also got to get up on stage and perform a bit.  Deo & Hyperion are up to Notable Figures (2) now.

Serefina is just 1 life saved short of completing her LTW.  So close!  Dara was promoted to Taffeta Trainee (2) and  Iodine’s up to Progeny of the Harvest (9).

Another rumour about Belladonna being arrested has spread.  Nobody continues to care.

“Ugh, it’s you..”

“Ugh, it’s you..”

Day 165:

Deo promoted to Personal Assistant (4).  Also Hyperion’s now a Placement Planner (3).

The architecture career is kindof broken.  Whenever I save the game and reload the current architect job disappears and progress is lost.  Also the school’s broken, none of the students seem to be able to get in anymore.

Editor’s note: On the plus side, the portraits that were broken last chapter are back thanks to advice from the wonderful MTS forum.

Prometheus putting the finishing touches on Iodine.

Prometheus putting the finishing touches on Iodine.

With some fabricant-flesh, mullutoid muscles, cellutron cellulite, a splash-resistant business-suit, and a kickass pair of duroplated high-heels, Prometheus finishes turning Iodine into a flesh-and-blood (ish) Sim.

Iodine: “I am alive.  The perfect Sim.”

Iodine: “I am alive.  The perfect Sim.”

Deo’s boss wants him to get more public exposure by gaining a celebrity level.  His agent also wants him to work out for 4 hours at the gym (because he doesn’t realize I bulldozed the Golden Simoleon Gymnasium a while back).

Day 166:

After the latest large house fire, Serefina saves Javon Diwan-Gilbert who is her 30th life saved!  She has completed her Firefighter Super Hero LTW.

Serefina’s charity recently saved the Llama Herding program at Brittlebush Academy, so she’s gotta deliver an oversized check to them. Niobe has a Paranormal Activity at the Bookstore, and I just realized what the name of the movie means!

Boo, buddies!

Boo, buddies!

Hyperion needs to befriend the vampire Alvin Diwan-Rader because networking is the key to staying famous, so he offers to remodel his house by putting in a new Powder Room.  Unfortunately, it’s marked as terrible because it’s “cluttered and incompetent”. 😦  Just because I put the toilet outside doesn’t mean it’s a bad job! 😛

“My ideas are so ground-breaking I put my fist right through the tablet!”

“My ideas are so ground-breaking I put my fist right through the tablet!”

After just a few days Iodine’s been promoted to Progeny of the Harvest (10).  It’s really that easy.  Dara Dent’s promoted up to Polka Dot Specialist (3) and Belladonna’s up to Book Club Moderator (3).

Iodine eating a piece of lead pipe. Iodine twisting her mechanical spine.
Iodine still has a few robotic quirks though..

Day 167:

Deo’s promoted up to Production Manager (5).  This LTW is going quite fast!  *Knock on wood.* Lewis Morel-Wolfe and Jeri Vasquez-Steel gave birth to a baby called Shane Morel-Wolfe!

I’ve been transfiguring like crazy, to try and get rid of my extra Gems and Metals.  I still haven’t managed to get one of those mythical §100,000 bottles of nectar, but I have added a few new Gems to my collection.

Party of four. Disease Prize playing the party.
Disease Prize playing for Belladonna’s party.

People are literally booing Belladonna at her own birthday. Also had a party failure because I forgot to age her up.  Double-failure because I threw it at the Banzai Lounge and none of the NPCs know how to use an elevator.  EAxis and their broken elevators..  Also for some reason Niobe and Dara are arch-enemies.

Belladonna aged up to a Young Adult.

Belladonna aged up to a Young Adult, and rolled the Frugal trait.  Wow, that’s, uh, great.

Iodine practicing her Nectar-making skills.

Iodine practicing her Nectar-making skills.

Day 168:

Deo properly met the pizza delivery person, Iris Hendricks.  I think I smell sparks!  (Or is it just grease?)

Deo: “I just love purple planet!” Iris: “This house is pretty nice..”

Deo: “I absolutely love talking about blue and purple planet!” Iris: “This house is pretty nice..”

Sere’s asked to do a cameo in the movie “Llamas Vs. Gnomes”. Hyperion’s promoted up to Feng Shui Fiend (4).  Since the “architect” portion of the architecture career is so problematic, he’s been focused on his Painting skills to advance.

Niobe delivered §2,100 worth of topiaries to Javon D-G and earned §9,348!  I’ve also been working hard on upgrading the Sunshine Art Gallery to make it churn out the highest profits.

“To class the place up, we've been dumping trucks full of art in here!”

“To class the place up, we’ve been dumping trucks full of art in here!”

Also Ze Lei Shin Yi-Wolfe died; he was like a Chinese cousin or something.  And that’s it for this week!  Next week some Sims will move away, but we’ll get a new one as well.

Community death count: 205 or so.

Legacy Score: 66. (Gen: 4 + LTW: 10 + Portraits: 12* + House: 16 + LTR: 24)

*The missing portraits have been restored.  Also 2 new portraits made.

Theme song of the week: “All is Full of Love” by Björk

Niobe just looks scary sometimes.

Niobe just looks scary sometimes.


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