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Chapter 39: Lasers and Rock Music

Happy Movember all. I’ve been working on something that’s kindof interesting, it’s related to the Legacy Challenge. It’s not done yet, but I’ll post a link when it looks good.

Week 29 – Day 197:

It was an unseasonable warm Sunday.  Hyperion & Deo have 4 days left until they’re Elders, Iris has 8 days before she’s an Elder, and Europa has 1 day left till she’s a Teen.

Iris asks Dr. Griselda what about her baby’s gender.

Iris asks Dr. Griselda what about her baby’s gender.

Iris was curious if her baby is a boy or a girl, so she asked the family doctor.  Through osmosis, Griselda knew it’s a boy!  Then Iris asked some rando/her best friend/her boss Rhonda Diwan-Irwin for a promotion, and she got it!  Now she’s a 2nd Unit Director (7).

Space commander Winston having a pillow-fight with Princess Europa.

Space commander Winston having a pillow-fight with Princess Europa.

Europa and her cousin (?) Winston Morel-Wolfe had a play-date.  So much fun, I get to test out some of the Generations’ features.  They play pretend, have a Treehouse party*, and host a banquet.

*There ain’t no party like a Treehouse party!

Princess Europa playing in the sandbox.

Princess Europa playing in the sandbox.

Editor’s note: Hyperion’s actually gaining celebrity points now!  As I mentioned before, the system was broken & he was making 0% progress towards the next celebrity level.  After taking him out of the Architecture career, the system works fine.  I don’t know why, just cuz..

Day 198:

Iris going into labour. Iris giving birth to twin boys.
Iris giving birth to twin boys.

In the wee hours of the morning, Iris goes into labour.  As somewhat predicted, Iris gave birth to twin boys.  Gawain Wolfe, and Roche Obsidian Wolfe.  They’re both Evil; Gawain rolls Clumsy and Roche rolls Hates the Outdoors.  Gawain’s got brownish eyes, and Roche has the Wolfe-red eyes.

Unfortunately, someone decided to spread a rumour about Iris getting arrested.  Because they hate babies, or something.

Hyperion blasts it into hyperspace as 'Left Bridge Guard' in "Germ".

Hyperion blasts it into hyperspace as ‘Left Bridge Guard’ in “Germ”.

Somebody’s long lost Auntie Francine sent the twins a matching pair of creepy dolls.  Piewar for Gawain and Figment for Roche.

Princess Europa had a themed pool party.

Princess Europa had a themed pool party.

Also it’s Europa’s birthday up to Teenager.  She’s so pretty.  I could clone a whole family of Europas and be happy.  This time I chose for her the Nurturing trait.

Europa's birthday party. Europa is now a Teenager.
Europa is now a Teenager.

Also Iodine (the android) & Doug Claremont-Gilbert got married!  Can Simbots have babies?

Day 199:

Accurate 3D representation.

Accurate 3D representation.

What a mess.  The lot is just out-of-control from objects & dirty dishes and, and.. and, cleaning sinks!  It’s just too much, I can’t even!  I finally caved* and hired a butler.  Classy fellow with a monocle, his name is Jefferson Hamel.

*I hate wasting money on frivolous things, but the Wolfes are so rich it doesn’t even matter.

 Hyperion has a bit part as 'The Bartender' in "Strange Legs".

Hyperion has a bit part as ‘The Bartender’ in “Strange Legs”.

Hyperion was promoted to Best Boy (2).  And after weeks of glitching he’s a Renowned VIP (4).  FINALLY!  One step closer to his LTW.

Hyperion steals the scene as 'Banana Sliding Guy' in "Dude, I Got My Head Stuck!"

Hyperion steals the scene as ‘Banana Sliding Guy’ in “Dude, I Got My Head Stuck!”

I signed Europa up to take Art as an after-school activity.  Not as useful as Ballet, but I guess it’s something.  Also she’s going on her first Field Trip (hopefully) to Area-52 Test Labs tomorrow.

Europa and Claude are related.. somehow.

Europa and Claude are related.. somehow.

Europa and Claude Dent-Wolfe have the flirty-hearts for eachother.  He’s Prometheus’ son, so.. 1st cousin once removed.  Eww, EAxis.

Day 200:

Editor’s note: Holy, land-cow.  It’s day 200!!  I never expected to get this far!  I mean, I hoped I would, but since I have no follow-through on anything it seems really unlikely.

Iris was promoted up to Script Writer (8).  Nearly there!  Also the local theatre wants Hyperion to cameo in their play.

Hyperion plays 'Devon MacLeish' in the remake of "The Buffster: Vampire Killer".

Hyperion plays ‘Devon MacLeish’ in the remake of “The Buffster: Vampire Killer”.

To celebrate 200 Sim-days, I threw a big-arsed party.  My graphics card on my laptop was like “Please, just no, have mercy on me!”  But I just grinned and did it anyways*.  To hell with 10+ framerates!  Muahahaha!

*Maybe this is one of the reasons my laptop died.. 😳

The 200 Day Party stage.

The 200 Day Party stage.

As you can see, there’s 19 FX machines, 7 strobe lights, 8 staircases (in case of emergency), and 4 huge dancefloors.  With all the different effects firing at once, it looked kindof nuts.

Hyperion and Deo performing for the crowd.

Hyperion and Deo performing for the crowd.

Deo and Hyperion are now considered Everybody’s Best Friend.  Hurray!

Everything’s better with lasers and Rock music! Everything’s better with lasers and Rock music!
Everything’s better with lasers and rock music!

A new rumour about Iris getting in a fight with someone!  Who keeps spreading this noise?

Hyperion and Kiki staring at the stars.

Hyperion and Kiki staring at the stars.

Day 201:

Deo enjoying a Thursday-morning-Martini.

Deo enjoying a Thursday-morning-Martini.

The butler isn’t terribly useful; but better than nothing, I guess?

Deo kicks it out as Kung-Fu master 'Uanko' in Deo kicks it out as Kung-Fu master 'Uanko' in
Deo kicks it out as Kung-Fu master ‘Uanko’ in “Shatterball”, with Hyperion as ‘Alley Guy 2’.

Hyperion was promoted up to Key Grip (3).  Deo’s considered a Marathon Runner, so he’ll live a good long life.

Also Jonathan Morel-Wolfe likes Europa.  That’s her… second cousin.  So technically legal, but weird.

“Okay honey, I’m gonna teach you how to drive!” “Have you been drinking, dad?”

“Okay honey, I’m gonna teach you how to drive!” “Have you been drinking, dad?”

Hmm, Dara Dent-Wolfe and Donte Claremont-Dreamer are dating.  I wonder whatever happened to Jamel?

Iris going into labour. Iris giving birth to twin boys.
Gawain and Roche are now Toddlers.

There were 4 birthdays on this day, but I started the whole “birthday cake” process kindof late so only Gawain and Roche aged up on the right day.

Day 202:

Continuing from yesterday, Deo and Hyperion aged up very late in the night (or early in the morning).

Iris going into labour. Iris giving birth to twin boys.
Hyperion and Deo are now Elders.

Deo’s reached the pinnacle of fame, a celebrated celebrity, he’s now a Superstar (5).  Too bad that wasn’t his LTW instead of Hyperion.  Speaking of, Hyperion’s been promoted up to Personal Assistant (4).

Europa misbehaves slightly and releases 50,000 frogs from the Biology department.  That’s so impressive I’m not even mad about it.

Europa and pillow-fight Winston have the flirty hearts too. Weird..

Europa and pillow-fight Winston have the flirty hearts too. Weird..

Europa’s gotta get ready for The Big Dance next Monday.  Her 3 possible dates are:

  • Jonathan Morel-Wolfe – Brown hair and brown eyes. 2nd cousin once removed.
  • Rogelio Diwan-Irwin – Short black hair and glasses. Not related.
  • Winston Morel-Wolfe – Red hair and Wolfe-red eyes. Jonathan’s brother.

We’ll try the one not related by blood first..

At least the butler dispenses advice: “Sims are shaped like lawn darts. Do keep that in mind next time you’re outside.”

So Dara’s ex-rebound Jamel is dating the infamous Dr. Sheri Diwan-Irwin.

Day 203:

Belladonna, now the proud owner of “The Grind” dance club.  Myahaha!

Belladonna, now the proud owner of “The Grind” dance club.  Myahaha!

Well, it looks like Belladonna tricked me.  Last week I said that she’d completed her LTW because she has lvl 10 Mixology skill and I had purchased “a bartop counter”, as in furniture.  I didn’t realize that she needed to own “a literal bar”, as in a business.  But after investment, 100%, she is for sure a Master Mixologist. LTW FTW!

“We really need some classier doors in this place.”

“We really need some classier doors in this place.”

Hyperion’s still trying to become more famous, so I send him to meet Isidro, the famous ghost.  (It turns out if you’re famous and die in TS3, you are forever stuck haunting the dance club where you died.  Bummer.  Or awesome, depends how you look at it.)

Next week: Ohmagod, it’s like, totally The Prom!

 

Community death count: 291 or so.

Legacy Score: 81. (Gen: 5 + LTW: 12 + Portraits: 14 + House: 20 + LTR: 30)

Theme song of the week: “S Club Party” by S Club 7

Well that’s unnerving.

Well that’s unnerving.

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Chapter 38: Mission: Vengeance Murder

Happy Friday the 13th all! Hopefully you haven’t encountered the mysterious shade that attacks teenage Sims at nearby Camp Plumbob Lake.

Jason Voorhees, immortal hockey maniac.

Jason Voorhees, immortal hockey maniac.

Week 28 – Day 190:

What a sopping hot Sunday.  Serefina & Niobe are 111, Hyperion & Deo have 11 days left until they’re Elders, Iris has 15 days before she’s an Elder, and Europa has 1 days left till she’s a Child.

Niobe sciencing on the chemistry lab station.

Niobe sciencing on the chemistry lab station.

Niobe starts using the Catalyst Chemistry Station to develop potions which she can use to exact vengeance on her many, many enemies.

Deo having fun at the pool.

Deo having fun at the pool.

Deo was able to do his cameo as the door-to-door salesman in in “Llamas vs Gnomes”.  Geez, they’ve been working on that movie forever!  Serefina’s cameod in it too.  With all the courage Iris could muster, she asked her boss for a raise.  Fortunately, she got promoted up to Production Manager (5).

Belladonna stealing little Europa’s candy.

Belladonna stealing little Europa’s candy.

Belladonna had an unremarkable birthday up to Adult.  Since she’s basically a failure as a virtual being, she’s having a mid-life crisis.  Also she got raised up to B-List Celebrity.

Day 191:

The paparazzi posted a story that Serefina passed out in the park (which was true), so she sued them and won her case!  They also wrote about Niobe being arrested by the cops (which was false), but when she sued she lost her case.  I guess that’s just the way the Alaska Bakes.

Iris doing Production Manager-y things.

Iris doing Production Manager-y things.

The French Literacy Guild wants Iris to hand-deliver one of her books to France.  Sadly, they don’t realize she’s never written anything.

Europa having a birthday. Europa ages up to a Child.
Europa ages up to a Child.

Europa aged up to the cutest little kid, her facial genetics are just awesome.  She rolled the Perfectionist trait, and Iris signed her up for Ballet class.

Hyperion’s asked to perform at Waylon’s Haunt again.  This might be the band’s big break, we can’t miss out on it again!

Belladonna is master of the Mixology skill!  I guess that’s her LTW completed then, no way she can mess it up now..

Day 192:

I really like the color-scheme I picked out for Europa. The bright pastels and the dark hues match well.

Riding the bus to school.

Riding the bus to school.

Dara Dent-Wolfe has started dating Jamel Diwan-Gilbert.  Prometheus literally just died last week.  Literally.  Ooooh, they will be punished!

Iris has a big decision; the President of the movie studio wants her to choose between Acting or Directing.  Since I want some variation, she goes with Directing and is promoted to Storyboardist (6).

Jogging around town.

Jogging around town.

After dropping off permission slips at City Hall, Europa gets signed up for a field trip to the Mausoleum.  Creepy!  (That’s one of the new features in this expansion, kids get to take time out of school and visit a random rabbithole around town.)

Remember that one time a dinosaur broke into the Legacy House and attacked Deo?

Remember that one time a dinosaur broke into the Legacy House and attacked Deo?

Day 193:

Niobe confronting Niobe and Jamel. Niobe fighting with the widow-hussy Dara Dent.
Niobe fighting with the widow-hussy Dara Dent.

Even though Niobe wasn’t even that close to Prometheus, he was her brother. So she’s decided to try and kill Dara and Jamel.  Her plan is simple:

  • Step 1: Attack Dara. ✔
  • Step 2: Befriend Jamel. Don’t tell him about searing hatred.  Possible seduction..?
  • Step 3: Light their house on fire.
  • Step 4: Install Scary Computer booby trap.
  • Step 5: Hideous potions.
  • Step 10: Profit?
Europa peddling her Camaro to school.

Europa peddling her Camaro to school.

Whoops, Europa missed her field trip.  My bad!

Disease Prize finally performs at Waylon’s Haunt.

Disease Prize finally performs at Waylon’s Haunt.

Deo called in sick so that he could play with Hyperion at the bar.  Sim’s Magazine wrote them up and said it’s a “decent place to hang”, but unfortunately Deo got caught for playing hooky.

Sadly, the Grim Reaper comes for us all in the end, and it’s time for another Heir to die.

Serefina Wolfe - She saved a lot of People on Fire. Serefina's family mourns her loss.
Serefina Wolfe – She saved a lot of People on Fire.

Well, Serefina had a good life. And 114 days old has got to be the record sofar, right? Perhaps in grief or madness at the loss of her twin sister, Niobe works hard through the night to develop new potions to torture her rivals. She’s rewarded with a Bladder-Explosion juice, a Stanky-Stink sap, and a boring Obiectum Reparo salve. (Step 5: ✔)

Day 194:

EAxis did an icky; Irma Dent-Wolfe and Shane Morel-Wolfe are now dating.  (That’s Prometheus’ daughter with Cascadia’s grandson.) 😳

Europa learning how to fix the toilet.

Europa learning how to fix the toilet.

So, it turns out that Niobe can’t plant any booby-traps. Something about not being a child, I think. Fortunately she has an impressionable young mind under her thumb. Niobe is willing to let Europa off the hook for accidentally skipping the field trip if Europa helps her exact revenge by planting traps all over Dara’s house.  (Step 4: ✔)  Poor child, being forced to do her evil aunt’s bidding!

Europa is clearly depressed about grandma Serefina, playing alone in the corner.

Europa is clearly depressed about grandma Serefina, playing alone in the corner.

Iris threw a funeral for Serefina.  It was a mild-success, since she got raised to Renowned VIP (celebrity lvl 4).

I think between planning a murder and the death of her sister, it was just too much for Niobe’s heart as she follows Serefina into the great beyond.

She made a lot of enemies. Niobe's nephews and niece feel bad she died.
She made a lot of enemies.

Well, Niobe had a mean life. And 115 days old has got to be the new record, right? Also the never-before-mentioned scumbag paparazzi Mitchel Blackburn passed on.  Rest in virtual hell, jerk!

Is Deo going to punch that little boy Winston?

Is Deo going to punch that little boy Winston?

Day 195:

“As you can see, my house designs are awesome.”

“As you can see, my house designs are awesome.”

Hyperion’s promoted up to Aesthetic Architect (8). Still stuck at level 3 Celebrity though..

Editor’s note: For some reason, Hyperion just wasn’t getting any more Celebrity points. I measured it, and he was actually losing points every day, even though he was completing opportunities. You can read more about it here. I finally decided that the Architecture career was futzing up his ability to gain fame and friends.

Deo the weary traveler fights off a hoarde of monsters in "Tijuana Truckstop".

Deo the weary traveler fights off a hoarde of monsters in “Tijuana Truckstop”.

Europa’s asked to hunt down some butterflies for school.  She also has a Ballet Recital.  But nobody showed up..

Europa showing off her plie skills.

Europa showing off her plie skills.

So, there were 7 Sims on the Legacy Lot and now we’re down to 5.  And right now Europa’s the only heir which is kindof risky in case of something tragic happening.  So Deo and Iris get a little bit cosy to sure up the family legacy with another child.

Director and Actor sharing a few precious moments together.

Director and Actor sharing a few precious moments together.

Day 196:

Boy, wouldn’t it suck if 3 members of the Legacy family died in the same week?  Ha, ha ha, ha ha..  Oh, whoops.

Hyperion being electrocuted fixing the teleporter. Hyperion dying for 1 hot-minute.
Hyperion being electrocuted and dying for one hot-minute.

Fortunately, Hyperion is VERY unlucky. Unlucky trait. The Grim reaper appears and rasps “Your constant misfortune amuses me. It would be a shame to take that priceless entertainment away.”  So yaa, resurrection! After reflecting on his near-death experience, Hyperion decides to retire from architecture and join the Acting career.

Belladonna doing some fishing.

Belladonna doing some fishing.

Belladonna finished her midlife crisis with 5 wishes.  Well, she may be a general disappointment, but at least she did better than her brothers with her existential crisis.

Deo playing Pretty Princess Time with Europa.

Deo playing Pretty Princess Time with Europa.

And that’s another Sim-week done!  With Iris being pregnant, I think next week we’ll see some fresh faces on the Legacy Lot.

 

Community death count: 272 or so.

Legacy Score: 80. (Gen: 5 + LTW: 11 + Portraits: 14 + House: 20 + LTR: 30)

Theme song of the week: “Lucky” by Britney Spears

"Perhaps I can find a use for your malevolent hatred..."

“Perhaps I can find a use for your malevolent hatred…”


Generation 4: The Fourth Spouse!

I’m definitely starting to feel fatigue from our pre-moving.  Work is almost always an emotional roller-coaster, between the clients’ mood swings and some of my difficult co-workers.  I really need my Fridays-Sundays off to recuperate, but I can’t until the end of August because of packing & helping.  Oh well, what do you do?  Let’s talk about Miss Iris Hendricks!

 

Iris Hendricks

Iris Hendricks, the fourth Spouse

Iris Hendricks, the fourth Spouse

Iris Hendricks is a bit of an enigma.  Originally from the borough of Brooksims in New Yeurk City, she is accustomed to the glamour and flash of the big city.  Her father Yancy Sr. is a military man, veteran of such conflicts as the Great Llama Uprising and Vox Blox.  He once survived a brutal campaign by resorting to cannibalism, possibly contributing to his unhinged worldview.  Her mother Mrs. is a typical housewife, juggling her love of sports with the burden of raising 3 children.  Iris’ paternal grandmother is Mildred, but due to an icky time-paradox she has no grandfather.

Iris grew up with older brother Yancy Jr. and fraternal twin Philip, often joining them for games of basketball, break-dancing, and arcade classics like Synesthesia.  Her clumsiness often made her the target of Yancy Jr., who could be a competitive show-off, so she was much closer to the kinder Philip.  After highschool, Iris and Philip dropped out of Community College and found work together at a local pizzeria.  Their affinity for pizza and her natural talent for baking provided moderate success.  One unfortunate New Year’s Eve, Philip went on a delivery and never returned.  After a brief search, his parents decided he was gone and it would be a waste of tax-payer money to continue looking.

Distraught, Iris didn’t know what to do without her brother.  Not only were they twins, but he was her best friend.  She wasn’t sure if he was dead, or had been kidnapped, if he had run away, or maybe something supernatural had occurred.  Aliens..?  A cult..?  Shadowy government experiments..?  Much of Iris’ paranoia and conspiracy theories were ingrained from her father.  She often wears a wide-brimmed hat in order to hide her face from surveillance satellites.  Depressed, without knowing what else to do, she continued delivering pizzas, hoping one day to find her brother.

A decade passed.  Hearing of a strange town out in the desert where peculiar things happen, Iris decided to move to Lucky Palms where she met the handsome actor Deo Wolfe one night while delivering a spicy Mac & Cheese pizza.  After dating and a few failed marriage proposals later, she gave birth to an adorable baby girl and then got married.  She is about 7 years younger than Deo but is attracted to his ambition, joining him in the celebrity limelight and the field of acting.

Traits:

Insane trait Unlucky trait Clumsy trait Natural Cook trait Charismatic trait Pizza Appreciator trait

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!

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

Clumsy: Oh, Iris!  Dropping this, spilling that, you have such butter-fingers!

Natural Cook: Bam, let’s kick it up a notch!  Sims with this trait are much better at cooking, baking, frying, slicing, dicing, and making delicious-tasting food.  And they never burn the toast.

Charismatic: Iris practically exhumes Charisma, and she will need all of her skills to meet and persuade the locals to help her out!

Pizza Appreciator: Some Sims just love that ooey, gooey, yummy, delicious cheese-covered flatbread with the lovely tomato sauce.  Mmmmm, now I’m hungry.

Lifetime Wish:

Editor’s note: Well this is somewhat embarrassing.  I have pages and pages of meticulous notes detailing the daily activities of the Wolfe family, but somehow I neglected to note what Lifetime Wish Iris originally had.  Recreating her in CAS, the game suggests The Culinary Librarian, Super-Popular, Celebrated Five-Star Chef, Become a Creature-Robot Cross Breeder, or Gold Digger.  So fudging the record a bit, I’m going to guess her original LTW was:

Gold Digger Lifetime Wish

Gold Digger: Now, I ain’t saying Iris is a gold digger.  Err, I guess I kindof am saying that.  Iris basically wants to be married to someone wealthy, and inherit all of his wealth after his death.  You know, like black widow Debbie Jellinsky.  Her lifetime goal is to see the ghost of her wealthy spouse.

P.S. This LTW doesn’t really matter because I’m going to change it in a few Sim-weeks anyways.

Personality:

Pancakes Indie Music The colour Irish Green Aries Zodiac sign

Favourites: Iris’ favourite dish is Pancakes, she likes Indie music, she loves the colour Irish Green, and she’s an Aries.


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