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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


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..


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