1.03 – Love is in the Air
Last time, Jess grew into a child, and became best of friends with her dad.
Told you I had lots of free time; I’m sorting out all the photos and getting all the posts ready; I only have enough photos for one more Rourke post after this, trying to keep things close.
As promised, I have put a couple of legacy families in town.
First is the Danevbies (Luna, Sebastian, Viola and toddler Serenity) – Luna is an adult, Sebastian and Viola are her children and Serenity is Seb’s child, as in the legacy. And I only just realised that Serenity is bald! I must have removed the hair I put her in when I created the family.
The other family is the Olympuses, by Rochelle. Willow Rain and 5 of the kids of the My Little Pony generation (technically Willow is their grandmother in the legacy, shh!). And again a toddler is bald, my bad – I think that’s Twilight Sparkle. Applejack is also bald, but I did notice that one and fixed him up once I started playing.
Anyway, I will endeavour to have the Rourkes make friends with some of these guys, so we can get some SP popups.
In case you forgot, last time both Bruce and Phoenix aged up to Adult. Bruce had a midlife crisis, Phoenix didn’t. This wish will be an easy one to fulfill.
Willow works in the military with Bruce, so he instantly knows her even though they haven’t actually met. And then he rolls this wish. Flirting is okay, I guess…and if you didn’t continue to roll romantic wishes about your wife, I might believe you were actually sick of poor Phoenix.
First things first, Bruce has to get his tattoo. I can’t find the tattoo artist, and Bruce doesn’t know anyone else at the salon, so he’ll do it himself.
LOL, I think he’s regretting the decision!
Though I failed to get a picture of it, Bruce got a…something I can’t remember on his bicep.
And then he goes to visit Willow, to get that pesky flirt wish out of the way. Brilliant mother that she is, Willow has left her toddler (Big Macintosh) outside, while Rarity has decided to stand on the sidewalk for no reason.
Here she is. I love her, she’s so pretty.
They heartfart, as expected. But the flirt wish is completed, yay!
And to prove he only wants to be Willow’s friend, Bruce starts a big water balloon fight in the backyard. Rarity is there in the orange shirt, the brown haired girl is…I think she’s supposed to be Rainbow Dash, but she must have also lost her hair, thus the game changed her hair colour (it should be the same colour as Rarity’s). Teen Applejack is barely visible to the left of Bruce, and the random blonde kid was on a playdate.
Jess has rolled this LTW; that works, she’ll definitely be skilling a lot.
In fact she was skilling when she rolled the wish. In her helmet again – the girl loves to drive pretend cars.
That night, Jess tells her father all about her plans for the future, and learning lots of skills.
Now that the snow has melted, we can finally tend to the plants. They’re wilting, so Phoenix has to fix them quick smart!
Bruce doesn’t have a boss. It’s a recurring problem, though I’ve only experienced it with the military career.
MasterController agrees with Bruce’s relationship panel, saying he doesn’t have a boss at all. Which is annoying, because ‘relationship with boss’ is one of the matrices for promotion.
So I sent Bruce over to make friends with a Danevbie. And this happened.
And my simself as well? He rolled the wish to flirt with her too, but I denied it – three women other than your wife is plenty!
Jess is always here if left on autonomy. At least she does her homework first?
Well she won’t be doing it any longer, because it’s her birthday! I find it hilarious that she’s aging up wearing the ridiculous helmet she spend most of her childhood in.
These are her traits, if anyone had forgotten. Nothing overly special, so I’m still considering in which direction I’ll take her. Also, check out the pigtails.
Here she is after her makeover. She definitely got Bruce’s small eye shape, though the eye colour is grey like Phoenix. I don’t know where she got her huge lips from, Phoenix’s don’t seem so big.
The house also got a makeover, since we have plenty of money. Still only 3 rooms, just that the main room is bigger now, and Jess got some new furniture – now she doesn’t have to sleep in the bed her father found while dumpster diving!
Just before I started making over the house, Bruce rolled this wish. Easily done!
Naw, and Jess has rolled this wish on her first day of high school. This is the kid from the previous post, who Jess spent most of winter with. His name is Van, apparently.
Bruce keeps rolling fishing wishes, and it’s great fertiliser, so why not.
Neat Phoenix cleans up community lots for…fun?
Despite the midlife crisis wishes to the contrary, Bruce and Phoenix love one another very much. Every time they’re in the same room together, one or both will roll a romantic wish for the other.
And Bruce keeps rolling this wish. You ALREADY live with her, Bruce!!
More father-daughter bonding over fish fillets.
I like Jess, she makes hilarious faces.
Are you changing your clothes with your new wardrobe, Phoenix?
Blissfully ignorant of her parents’ activities inside, Jess amuses herself by setting a prank.
Viola has a love interest. Better get Bruce onto that flirt wish.
Aand, wish fulfilled. Now stop wanting to flirt with women other than your wife!
Viola’s brother is in a relationship as well. I’m not sure if she’s an elder or just really blonde.
Jess met Applejack Olympus at a festival.
Then I had her consider his attractiveness.
6 out of 10, not bad! I so rarely see anything other than 1 or 10, so this is a nice change.
Bruce really does love his wife.
And Phoenix loves him right back.
Yes, I bought a rocking chair. I can control everyone, so it’s not too bad – though I can no longer click the “tired” moodlet to make them go to bed – they’ll nap in here instead!
Also, check out the book Bruce is reading for work – all the redacted stuff!
Willow found love…with the local Casanova. Careful, Willow.
Jess is being scolded because she didn’t go to school.
But she’s sick!
The school didn’t give her the day off 😦 Maybe because the school bus doesn’t come for her?
Cut autonomous romance is cute.
I initiated one of these (the massage, since Bruce was sore from working out). Everything else was done on free will.
Jess isn’t phased, she’s used to her parents’ PDA.
When school lets out, Jess goes over to the Olympus house, to continue getting to know Applejack.
Meanwhile, Bruce continues working out all the time. Watch out, you’re going to get huge if you do that too much.
After learning his sign, Jess rolls this wish.
And he accepts her invitation to prom. Lol at the stalker bit.
Viola has another RI. Hopefully she’ll keep this one and make some babies!
The children of Riverview need to learn how to door.
It’s after 11am before they all get inside. And it’s been raining this whole time, too.
Jess is getting all gussied up.
Phoenix has reached… I think this is L8? Only two more levels to go, and you can have a fridge!
So mostly it was about Jess and Applejack. I seriously got no other popups.
And how did the other Rourke’s spend the night? Skilling, of course. In…formal wear for some reason. WTH, Phoenix? That can’t be comfortable.
The next morning, Jess rolls this wish. She really likes him.
She then rolled this, which, uh no. Honey, you can’t be Applejack’s BFF and his girlfriend. One or the other!
Long post is long. I am enjoying just having a little family, as opposed to Abby and the million kids all the time.
While Applejack is the boyfriend now, that doesn’t mean he’ll necessarily end up being the spouse. We’ll see what everyone thinks when Jess takes over.
Posted on September 12, 2014, in Generation 1-Bruce and tagged Bruce, Gen 1, Jess, Phoenix. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
Too cute! And thanks for the “door” linkage! I know what you mean, enjoying more than one save file, because of the differences between the two! As goofy as The Zales are, The Lightnings are just easier. I must say, I don’t like Jess’ eyes very much, but you made her look lovely with the make-up and the hair. And even if I don’t like her eyes, I like the Sim in general, so that’s good. 🙂 Bruce sure wanted to flirt with the ladies! But at least it didn’t cause any lasting damage, and made him feel pretty fulfilled! Can’t wait for more! I really enjoy this challenge of yours! ❤
I agree, her eyes are weird and squinty and look too small for her face. But, such is the annoyance with only being allowed one child, she is the heir. Hopefully she’ll look better as an adult?
I’ve had the same move in with wish when they already live with the person. So strange.
I rather like Jess.
I’m not sure Applejack and his 6/10 are good enough for her though. Although that could change when they grow up.
Yes, you’re right, lots could change when they’re YAs. I’ll get Jess to meet each of the potentials before we make the decision.
“You already live with her, Bruce!!” Haha, sims sometimes. Jess is unique and growing on me with her faces.
Haha, I’ve gotten the move-in wish from multiple married Sims in my game – it just happened to Callie and Heimrich in my last chapter!
I also think Lorraine Cantina is an elder – pretty sure she married Bennie at some point when the Scatterdays were still in Riverview.
Bruce is such a dog! At least he still loves Phoenix, but still! Flirting with so many different women, tut tut. 😛 Jess and Applejack are also very cute together! Not sure if he stuck around to be her spouse, but I will find out!
It’s so weird, that move-in wish. I heard that it might not happen if you got the sim to move in before marriage (with the friendly option), but even that doesn’t work all the time. Oh well, buggy game is buggy.
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