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Chapter 37: Rumour Has It..

Hi all.  Happy Canaday Day! I have been super-duper exhausted lately.  My grandfather had a fall a few weeks ago and they put a pin in his hip, so I’ve been worried about him.  😦  Selling the house, we also went through a few weeks of hell that is daily tours and Open Houses before getting a decent offer of purchase.  Now all that’s left is renovating the new place, decluttering this place, & moving out.

The Little Mermaid - Teaching young girls how to hoard shit since 1989.

 

Week 27 – Day 183: Sun

This Sunday was very hot and humid.  Serefina & Niobe are 104, Hyperion & Deo have 18 days left until they’re Elders, Iris has 1 days before she’s an Adult, and Europa has 1 days left till she’s a Toddler

The latest rumour is that Hyperion peed on himself in public.  Gross and untrue.  He lost 4 of his closest friends, including the very beautiful Kiki Ash.  He sued for slander & the rumours are gone!  (Unfortunately the friendships are still gone too.)  Also the last babysitter sucked and was fired, so the new one is named Aileen Mazza.

Like most famous people, Hyperion and Deo have taken up Yoga.

Like most famous people, Hyperion and Deo have taken up Yoga.

With Europa as the defacto Heir right now, and since they are engaged, Deo and Iris should really legitimize their relationship.  Since they both have the Insane trait, I was a little worried about the wedding.  But it seems to have gone off without a hitch*!
*Or is that with a hitch?

Deo and Iris getting married. Deo and Iris getting married.
Deo and Iris getting married.

Since it’s a celebrity marriage, Iris is elevated to B-List Celebrity status (3).

Day 184: Mon

Editor’s note: The game tried to give Iris & Deo 56 work days off for their honeymoon.  Crickey, that’s like 12 Sim-weeks!  I changed it to 1 Sim-day instead.

I'm... not entirely sure what this is. But Deo and Iris appear in the space odyssey "Turtles Don't Have Pretty Faces".

I’m… not entirely sure what this is. But Deo and Iris appear in the space odyssey “Turtles Don’t Have Pretty Faces”.

After the music-gnome’s attack, Deo organizes all the sheet music at the bookstore and is rewarded with a free song called “Summer Hayrides”.  I’ll probably never use it because I hate losing rare books after a Sim reads it.

Deo laughing at something menacingly.

Deo laughing at something menacingly.

Serefina has a building disaster at City Hall.  There was some huge mutant plant apparently trying to devour everyone; just another normal day in Lucky Palms.

Serefina fighting a mean green mother from outer space.

Serefina fighting a mean green mother from outer space.

Iris’ Agent tells her to eat at the Blooming Cactus Bistro to earn some much-needed Celebs. Double-birthday time, and that hat with the flower is just adorable!

Iris as an Adult. Europa as a Toddler.
Iris is an Adult now and Europa’s a Toddler.

Day 185: Tues

Deo taking Europa out for a stroll.

Deo taking Europa out for a stroll.

One of Deo’s MLCs is to spend $10,000 redecorating the house.  Money’s not a problem, it’s just hard finding enough things to buy without slowing down my computer!

Hyperion practicing for the big show.

Hyperion practicing for the big show.

You remember Disease Prize?  That band Deo and Hyperion formed in Week 23 that never practices and performed once?  They’re asked to play a late night show at Waylon’s Haunt between 12pm to 3am.  That shouldn’t be too hard to manage.

Iris got promoted up to Key Grip (3).

Iris got promoted up to Key Grip (3).

Iris is asked to film the State of the City address for the mayor.  The mayor’s probably gotta talk about why the giant man-eating Viridiplantae was set on fire when it was just filing for a parking permit. Also I put up a brand new white-picket fence to keep the paparazzi out.  Now they’ll stop spreading untrue rumours about the Wolfes!

Serefina is backyard skinny-dipping / passively baby-sitting.  “I raised 3 kids already; I’m not raising their kids too!”

Serefina is backyard skinny-dipping / passively baby-sitting.  “I raised 3 kids already; I’m not raising their kids too!”

Day 186: Wed

Deo as Squadron Leader Les Reck.

Deo as Squadron Leader Les Reck.

Deo and Hyperion’s Mid-Life Crises are over; Deo did 2 wishes & Hyperion did 3 wishes.  I don’t think that’s enough, their speech bubble say they still feel unsatisfied with life. 😦 But isn’t dissatisfaction with one’s accomplishments an integral part of the human experience?

Europa playing with Glowsponge.

Europa playing with Glowsponge.

Whoops!  Disease Prize missed their gig; I mixed up 12pm noon and 12am midnight!! They were supposed to perform in the middle of the day!  Donnell Patel is pretty upset because his bar is even more boring than ever! Well at least Hyperion and Kiki got a chance to patch things up.

Hyperion and Kiki share their first kiss.

Hyperion and Kiki share their first kiss.

Deo is asked to fill in for Carlos Feathers*, the acting coach at the school.
*I wonder if this is a reference to Carl Weathers on Arrested Development?

Deo's 'Dr. P.' in the slapstick comedy "Fizzy, Porpoise Physician" with Iris as 'Hallway Lady'.

Deo’s ‘Dr. P.’ in the slapstick comedy “Fizzy, Porpoise Physician” with Iris as ‘Hallway Lady’.

Rumours spread that Niobe was arrested for grand theft syrup.  So it seems the new fence doesn’t help after all..

Day 187: Thurs

Deo got promoted to Superstar Actor (10)!!  That’s his LTW complete!  For his hard-work he received a Simmy Award, a professional actor trailer, and earned a Legacy point.  Iris also got promoted to Personal Assistant (4).

Prometheus’ children Irma and Claude.

Prometheus’ children Irma and Claude.

Hyperion’s Agent tells him to promote the Blooming Cactus Bistro to 3 different Sims so he can earn a few Celebs.  “Hopefully the restaurant will improve its mediocre food now!”  Also Deo’s asked if he can cameo in the pretentious play.

Serefina having a pillow fight with her brother Prometheus.

Serefina having a pillow fight with her brother Prometheus.

Oh dear, our beloved Prometheus died at the age of 98!  He was one of my favourites!

Inventor, Father, Time-Travelling Cyborg. Inventor, Father, Time-Travelling Cyborg.
Inventor, Father, Time-Travelling Cyborg.

Reisa Millard, one of the snoopy snooping paparazzi, died on the home lot.  That’ll teach her a lesson about trying to make a living with fake news!

Weekly World News - Bat Child Found in Cave!

Day 188: Fri

Hyperion and Kiki make with the premarital woohoo.  I hope the tabloids don’t get a hold of this!

Hyperion and Kiki make with the premarital woohoo.  I hope the tabloids don’t get a hold of this!

I really like Hyperion and Kiki as a couple.  Their celebrity supercouple name could be “Hyperiki” or “Kikerion”.

Deo is 'Col. Medic Ferguson' with Iris as 'Distraught Business Woman' in the war-drama "Landmine Lovers".

Deo is ‘Col. Medic Ferguson’ with Iris as ‘Distraught Business Woman’ in the war-drama “Landmine Lovers”.

Poor Europa’s been neglected all day.  The babysitter Aileen spent most of the day in the hot-tub, so Europa’s exhausted and starving to death.  Have the babysitters always been this useless and I’ve never realized it?

Deo’s getting better at Yoga, Hyperion’s still working on the fundamentals.

Deo’s getting better at Yoga, Hyperion’s still working on the fundamentals.

Serefina had an earthquake emergency all across the city.  Now that she’s a centenarian, I wonder if she should retire or keep fighting natural disasters?

Serefina mourning at Brady’s grave.

Serefina mourning at Brady’s grave.

Day 189: Sat

Iris teaching Europa how to talk to the press.

Iris teaching Europa how to talk to the press.

Iris got around to filming her address for work.  Good on her!  Another rumour spreading about Niobe being arrested for a misdemeanor “reckless tickle-fight”.  She lost 8 friends, what the hell? Unfortunately, she lost her boyfriend too.

Zachery Ross, Niobe’s older boy-toy passed away.

Zachery Ross, Niobe’s older boy-toy passed away.

To try and increase Hyperion’s prestige, Serefina & Deo invite all their celebrity friends to the park as a lure for the paparazzi.  To generate interest in soft news, Serefina also does her “pass out” routine.

“Oh boy, what a scoop!  Celebrity and girlfriend standing in park.  This will make front-page headlines!”

“Oh boy, what a scoop!  Celebrity and girlfriend standing in park.  This will make front-page headlines!”

Editor’s note: I’m pretty sure Hyperion’s Celebrity points counter is broken.  He got his first celebrity level in Week 22, the second in Week 24, the third in Week 25, & now it’s hardly moved at all since then.  Every time he finishes an Opp the counter seems to ignore the new points.  I even tried resetting him a few times but it didn’t help.

You know, I don’t think I mentioned Belladonna once this post. 😛

And yep, I think that’s it for the week.  Tune in next time to see Hyperion die!  (Oops, uh, Spoiler Alert!)

Community death count: 259 or so.

Legacy Score: 78. (Gen: 5 + LTW: 11 + Portraits: 14 + House: 20 + LTR: 28)

Theme song of the week:  “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga

 

Wait, I don’t remember these last 2 pics..

Serefina giving the Grim Reaper an autograph. Niobe making out with the Grim Reaper.
Serefina giving the Grim Reaper an autograph, and Niobe making out (?) with the Grim Reaper.


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


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