Chapter 36: The Well of Eternal Hate

Hey all.  Did I mention my family’s moving?  My parents have been in the same house for about 30 years*, but it’s time to move into something smaller.  The process is simply exhausting; getting rid of antique tables, family heirloom clocks, 4 televisions, 12 VCRs, 3 Betamax players, the clutter and debris of at least 2 to 3 houses, plus that extra piano we had..

*Which is incidentally my age.

And cleaning!  Cleaning like you wouldn’t believe!  I hate cleaning, & I just end up hiding everything in boxes.  Our never-ending “Open House” means keeping everything clean for random ppl to take tours.  But anyways, let’s check in with our virtual protagonists.

**I’m not sure if this counts as irony or not, but our real estate agent’s name: Mr. Wolf.

 

Week 26 – Day 176:

It was a scorching hot Sunday.  Serefina & Niobe are 97, Hyperion & Deo have 3 days left until they’re Adults, Iris has 7 days before she’s an Adult, and Belladonna has 20 days left till Adulthood.

Zachariah and Niobe sharing a moment.

Zachariah and Niobe sharing a moment.

Niobe’s new life-goal is to finish 100 sculptures before she passes away.  Challenge accepted! Hyperion keeps rising in the Architecture career, as he becomes the Regeant of Rugs (7). Oh, Sofia King-Tanner (nee Ross) died!  She was one of Joe’s illegitimate children.

Serefina bringing joy to either Shane or Jonathan Morel-Wolfe.

Serefina bringing joy to Shane or Jonathan Morel-Wolfe.

Serefina’s asked to be in a cameo for a play at the Imagine That! theater.  Also Iris reaches her first celebrity level, Fame Leecher.

Deo & Iris sharing an intimate moment.

Deo & Iris sharing an intimate moment.

Day 177:

After getting promoted to Supporting Actor (lvl 8), Deo’s up to Renowned VIP (celebrity lvl 4).  His Agent also tells him to entertain some sick and dying children at the Sacred Spleen Hospital.  But there’s nothing funny about that.  😦

Ohh, that comb-over wig isn’t very flattering.

Ohh, that comb-over wig isn’t very flattering.

Iris got promoted up to Best Girl (2).  Then somebody started a rumor that Belladonna is rummaging through Sims’ garbages! It’s untrue but, believable.

Iris’ appears briefly in the background as a Pizza Delivery Girl in “How Beige Was My Jacket?”

Iris’ appears briefly in the background as Pizza Delivery Girl in “How Beige Was My Jacket?

Hyperion has a rumor-spreading problem too; people say he got in a fight with someone, and he lost 4 friends.  That sucks..

Alvin and Iodine getting their groove on.

Alvin and Iodine getting their groove on.

I threw a going-away party at The Grind, with all the town’s celebrities & cousins invited.  That way I could dispel all the rumours as my notes put it “in a giant fluster-fumbrella”. I’m not too sure what that means..

Day 178:

Deo has the titular role of "General Beef" zombie-killer, while Iris plays the ghost whisperer 'Jennifer Love'.

Deo has the titular role of “General Beef” zombie-killer, while Iris plays the ghost whisperer ‘Jennifer Love’.

Hold the phone; I installed Generations here!  (Did I mention that Iris is pregnant?)

The dots that connect generation to generation.

The dots that connect generation to generation.

This expansion doesn’t add any ground-breaking new features* to the game, it kindof builds on existing ones.  Kids and Teens get the most, with pranks, after-school activities, school dances, field trips, learning to drive, & a bunch of fun little interactions.  Sadly, no new buildings. 😕 I do love new community lots.

*Such as Tomb-Exploring, the Celebrity system, house Pets, visiting the Future, etc.  But there is 1 new Career & 1 newish Skill object.

Niobe wanted a cane.  Oh, the harm she will cause with that cane..

Niobe wanted a cane.  Oh, the harm she will cause with it..

Like his mother, Hyperion’s asked to record a commercial for the Llama Musk Perfume.  Sweet enough for a woman, strong enough for a man!

Hyperion finding out that he’s going to be Uncle Hypie soon.

Hyperion finding out that he’s going to be Uncle Hypie soon.

Belladonna sues the paparazzi for slander & the gross misuse of the term “garbage”.  She loses miserably.

Day 179:

Deo's playing the romantic hunk in "Wrestling Abigail's Mother". Iris is less than impressed.

Deo’s playing the romantic hunk in “Wrestling Abigail’s Mother”. Iris is less than impressed.

The studio wants Deo to stay late & shoot a few extra scenes, but it’s his birthday!  No thanx.  He still gets promoted to Lead Actor (9) and wins the prestigious Green Orb Award.

Prometheus & Dr. Malfeasance having a pillow fight.

Prometheus & Dr. Malfeasance having a pillow fight.

Here’s a new thing; Deo and Hyperion are each having a Midlife Crisis.  I guess it makes sense: neither have raised any kids, completed their LTW, or even mastered their career.  They’ve basically done nothing in their first 50 days of life!

The way a midlife crisis works is they’ll get special wishes (like buy an expensive car or get a haircut), and the more they do the more points they’ll earn.  But they also get locked in, so I need to choose wisely.

Deo finally catches on that Iris is pregnant.

Deo finally catches on that Iris is pregnant.

Day 180:

Deo agrees to share screen time with a fellow actor; it lessens his personal performance but makes him more popular with the rest of the crew.

“Are you famous Hyperion Wolfe?” “No, I’m a camera!”

“Are you famous Hyperion Wolfe?” “No, I’m a camera!”

Terrible news readers.. Lewis Wolfe Morel (Cascadia’s son) third child, Winston..  He was born GoodSimply horrible! His parents must be so ashamed of him!

Iodine Wolfe moving on out. Iodine Wolfe moving on out.
Iodine Wolfe moving into 77 Sunset Boulevard.

Sadly, it’s time for Iodine to move out and make it on her own.  I do love my robots and occult Sims, but I need to make some room for new Legacy members.  I wonder if she’ll stay in the Gardener career or choose a new one?

Time for that frantic pregnancy dance!

Time for that frantic pregnancy dance!

Iris gives birth to a cute-little taco-baby.  Her name’s Europa, she’s Evil & rolls Loner.  Technically, she has been born out of wedlock, but I’m sure nobody will mind because Iris & Deo are famous!  Their station in life makes them better than normal Sims!

Day 181:

Aww, little baby Europa.

Aww, little baby Europa.

Apparently, I was wrong.  Rumours are already spreading about Deo having a child born before marriage!  I guess bastards are frowned upon in this universe.

Europa Snow, from the kingdom of Winterfell. Europa Sand, from the kingdom of Dorne.
So, Europa Snow then?  Or maybe Europa Sand?

Another new Generations feature, Europa got a special present from her second-cousin Eugenia.  It’s sortof a creepy looking doll.

"..."

“…”

Mummy Kajaptah and Kenton Diwan-Irwin are committed to eachother.  That’s nice, maybe they’ll have little mummy-babies.  The Stadium asked Iris to quit the Acting career and start working Athletics.  What?, no..

Serefina showing off family photos from a wallet she stole.

Serefina showing off family photos from a wallet she stole.

Some random music-hating gnome made a mess at the Solitary Novel trying to find “Ode to Fish Kid”, so Deo’s asked to organize all the sheet music.

Grumpy Niobe crashing the party and reminiscing about her sex-life.

Niobe crashing the party and reminiscing about her sex-life.

Iris hired a babysitter named Marlon Singh.  He sucks at it.

Day 182:

This time I made Iris propose marriage, and Deo said yes!  This makes her popularity rise to Notable Figure (2).

Prometheus and Dara sharing a kiss. Prometheus and Dara sharing a kiss.
Iris proposing marriage next to the well of eternal hate.

Ze Lei Shin Yi-Wolfe has died againThird time now.  *sigh*  What a drama queen, he’s really milking it.  I bet he even wants another funeral.

“I just love the blue and purple planet so much!”

“I just love the blue and purple planet so much!”

Diana Vasquez-Steel starts giving birth in the middle of the street, and Hyperion kindof, um, abandons her.  He saw a really pretty lady named Kiki across the street that he simply HAD to meet.

Niobe spraying champagne all over her arch-nemesis, Demetria.

Niobe spraying champagne all over her arch-nemesis, Demetria.

As tradition would have it, time for a Bachelorette party!  Iris, Serefina, Niobe, and Belladonna all go while the men stay at home to watch the baby.  Apparently some rando named Rhonda Diwan-Irwin is Iris’ closest friend.  She even ordered male strippers too!

It looked something like this.

It looked something like this.

Yep, and that’s it for the week! Next week they’ll be a wedding, and a legacy member will die. (It’s probably not the one you’re thinking of.)

 

Community death count: 241 or so.

Legacy Score: 75. (Gen: 5 + LTW: 10 + Portraits: 13 + House: 20 + LTR: 27)

Theme song of the week: “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros


I’ve Received a Liebster Award!

Hello all. I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award!

Liebster Award - Discover new blogs!

Liebster Award – Discover new blogs!

Thank you to earthqueenami from the Kanto Legacy for nominating me. This is my first time being nominated for anything, so I’m happy to accept it!


The Rules Are:

1: Thank the person that nominated you.
2: Answer the 11 questions that the nominator asked you.
3: Nominate another 11 bloggers.
4: Pose 11 brand new questions to your nominees.


Questions from earthqueenami:

1. If you could live anywhere in the world besides where you live now, where would you choose?
I’ve always lived in Ontario, Canada, and I’ve only traveled a handful of times. The practical side of me says I should move somewhere with good healthcare, and the fun side of me says to move somewhere warm and interesting. Fitting the bill, there’s Italy, France, or maybe Portugal.

The Italian village of Vernazza.

The Italian village of Vernazza.

2. What is your favorite song right now? What song annoys you the most?
A. I’ve been in a musical dryspell for a couple of months now. I’ll have to choose “Dana” by Sonata Arctica because it’s such a sad song about a man writing letters to a girl he loved after she has strayed down a path of sin away from her family and loved ones.  I’m also kindof digging the “We Are What We Are” by Sonata Arctica as well, because of the flutes.
B. “Private School” by the Arkells drives me completely up the wall. Ugh!
The eponymous Dana O'Hara.

3. If you could only eat foods from one of the five food groups for the rest of your life, which group would you choose?
There’s 5 food groups now? Technically you need protein to survive, as a man trapped on an island lasts longer eating hot dogs than bananas. But I would get so sick of eating Meat and Tofu after a time. So taking logic out of the equation, I choose Vegetables because they’re filling and not very caloric.*
*That or the sixth food group, Candy. 😛
This is what vegetables look like.

4. What’s your favorite scary movie?
Scary movies are my favourite genre. But to pick just one is very tough. I’ve seen Scream more times than I can count, it’s a guilty pleasure. Sleepaway Camp, the original Prom Night, Bride of Chucky, Cabin in the Woods, and Planet Terror are just campy fun. It Follows, the original The Thing, and the Final Destination series are pretty scary. Not to forget the original* Suspiria, which I dub the “loudest horror movie ever. Literally”.
*I just found out they’re doing a sequel-remake! A “sequake” if you will.
An awesome fan-made Scream poster.

5. Which period in history fascinates you the most and why?
I’m not really interested in history. I used to watch Reign because it was so campy and historically-inaccurate, but otherwise I prefer modern, futuristic, or fantasy fiction. If I have to watch something set in the past, I prefer pirates.
It's all about Mary Queen of Scots. Kindof.

6. What’s your favorite thing to do on a night out with your friends?
Typically we’ll either go out and get some dinner and see a movie, or hang out at his place and watch something on TV. It’s not very inventive, but it’s still fun.
Some bored-looking guys watching TV together.

7. If you could marry any fictional character, which would it be and why?
I’m not sure if I believe marriage is a wise step for me. It’s the longest of long-term commitment, and I’m not sure if I am able to live with the same person (fictional or otherwise) for such an extended period of time. But looking past that, I guess maybe Charlie Pace from Lost? He seems like a pretty cool guy.
Charlie Pace with a goofy smile on his face.

8. Which Disney princess is/was your favorite? How about the princes?
A. For the princes, I always kindof related to Aladdin for some reason. Since most of the other male leads are either cardboardy or abusive (looking at you Beast), I pick him.
*Side note: the Aladdin OST was the very first compact disc I owned.
B. For princesses, I think growing up my favourite was Ariel but after the magic that is “Let it Go” I gotta go with Elsa.

Aladdin the Thief Elsa the Snow Queen

9. If you could have any animal as a pet, which would you want? What would you name it?
I would really like to own a wolf. Wolves are my spirit animal, so it would be cool to have one as a companion. I suppose the name would depend on what the wolf looks like; something like Quicksilver, Shadow, or Ghost are probably good candidates depending on fur-colour.

Mister Wolfe likes wolves? Surprise suprise..

Mister Wolfe likes wolves? Surprise suprise..

10. Do you play board games? If so, which do you have the fondest memories of playing?
I occasionally play board games. When playing family it’s been games like Ticket to Ride, Clue, Labyrinth, or the Game of Life. At work I’ve been able to play Othello, and Chess with the clients. In my personal life I was able to try The Settlers of Catan once but I wasn’t very mercantile.

Scarlet's just chillin' with the candlestick on the couch, as you do.

Scarlet’s just chillin’ with the candlestick on the couch, as you do.

11. And last but not least, the most important question: Left or right Twix?
I don’t often eat Twix. But when I do, I eat both halves.


My Nominees in Alphabetical Order Are:

The Danevbie Legacy by sErindeppity
The Dysfunkshinul Legacy by gryffindork7
The Gallant Legacy by sims3mo
The Flaming Bard by Ranni, the Flamingbard
Kanto Legacy by earthqueenami – Tag, you’re it!
Loewe Legacy by thesimsloewelegacy
Lucy’s Sims 3 Legacy Challenge by lucysimmer
Periodically Different by theamazingrey
Set Apart – A Sims 3 DITFT story by raymondsanti
Simbolistic by Simbolistic
Zale Family ISBI – Alphabetcy by Heather
*If there are mistakes with your blog title or author name, let me know and I’ll fix it!


My Questions to You Are:

1: Which book or book series has had a profound effect on your life?

2: Who is the funniest person on the planet?

3: What is your favourite Symphonic Metal album? Or, if for some reason you don’t have one, your favourite album in another genre?

4: What is one of your favourite video games? What video game is simply the worst?
*For diversity’s sake, you can’t pick any of The Sims games or spin-offs.

5: Windows or Mac? Laptop or Desktop? PC or Console (then which one?)

6: Which TV series(es) are you watching now and would you recommend it/them?

7: Your friend has just ingested some oak-matured mead and falls on the ground in spasms, foaming at the mouth. It appears to be a fast-acting poison. What do you do?

8: Live forever or live a short life full of happiness?

9: You are walking to the grocery store when you notice a little old lady sitting in the backseat of a parked car. It’s not warm out and the windows are closed. Do you do something?

10: What is the least important topic of discussion? And the most?

11: What’s one thing you want to let your readers know?


Also to my regular readers, life stuff keeps getting in the way but I’m still hoping to finish my monthly post sometime this week. Either Monday or Wednesday night EST.

Theme song of the week: Suspiria – Recut Trailer


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


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