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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.


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


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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