2.04 – Party Down
Last time, Fiyero aged up into an adorable toddler with Chance’s hair and Phoenix’s eyes; Jess went to a costume party as a hot dog and Chance completed the mini challenge for this generation, earning over $1000 in tips.
Since we still have a few days before his birthday, Fiyero gets to learn some skills from books.
In my other games I almost always have stereos on for the music moodlet, but without electricity I can’t do that in this game. Chance to the rescue! Straight from the festival, as you can tell from his pie-face.
I did not know that even toddlers could get the moodlet from listening to guitar.
Phoenix is making us lots of leftovers, since her fridge won’t let the leftovers go bad.
Jess has maxed her fishing skill!
Chance is the first sim who has ever used the hopscotch mat. Bruce wished for it way back when this house was just a single room, but I’m pretty sure he never used it.
LOL, he looks so dejected after failing. Dude, you’re playing alone, keep going!
Bruce keeps rolling wishes to work out for longer and longer – I think it started at 1 hour, then 2 then went up 2 hours every time he completed one wish. And this is 12 hours in one stretch! Good thing he doesn’t fatigue anymore. He’s a weights junkie.
All that effort, and Phoenix doesn’t even get any money for her stone sculpture? Geez, lame.
Fiyero has learned to talk! He now knows all the toddler skills, so we’ll start on the books, because why not.
I don’t think these two have ever spoken before, yet here they are sharing secrets.
Obviously I don’t have many musical sims; so many of these little popups that I’ve never seen!
That screenshot was the last before my computer went in to get fixed; as mentioned in my WYDC, I took all the CC clothes out of my game when I got it fixed, so everyone got makeovers. You’ll see them through the update.
Kitchen renovation; more counters!
And there is now a barbecue out the back – it runs on gas!
Bruce is taking Fiyero to the library, it’s TSAL (Toddler Skilling Assembly Line) time! This is the little kids room I built in the Riverview Library; it’s the little space behind the toilets and it’s really tiny, so it’s awkward to take photos in.
The other toddlers want to join in.
I put a shirt on that poor topless toddler; it’s almost winter, they shouldn’t be half naked!
We got 5/9 books read, then Fiyero was exhausted, so Bruce brought him home. He made sure to pick up all the toddler books first!
Jess’ new career outfit. I didn’t like the sloppy overalls for her everyday wear.
The second he got home, Bruce claimed the rocking chair again. Phoenix is not impressed.
Jess has wished to throw a birthday party for Fiyero. Technically, without phones, we can’t do that, but I reckon we can pretend there were invitations mailed, or something. Not everyone uses their phone to invite people over. (I’ll just count this as a broken restriction and deduct points, I want a party, dammit!)
Proof of how much Bruce and Phoenix love one another; both of them have wish panels full of the other.
Phoenix uses the barbecue for the first time. I believe those are tofu dogs for our resident vegetarian.
Jess got the Uncommonly Good opportunity! Omni plants, here we come! I haven’t ever had them in a game; had cheese and steak plants, but no omnis 😦
Fiyero is doing the remainder of his TSAL at home…though the rug seems to be eating his book.
Buying cheese and eggs to plant 😀
Fiyero is being cute, since he’s now finished his TSAL but Chance isn’t done at the library.
We bought a fireplace, and Bruce has wished to upgrade it. I wanted to buy a more traditional stone one, but hate the brick chimney that goes with it. Stupid EA, we can CASt almost everything in the game but not that.
Argh! This is what happens when I try to do nice things; Jess was trying to read Fiyero to sleep.
He changed back quickly, but despite the reading bar over Jess’ head, the reading animations never eventuated. Glitchy game.
Rochelle has hooked up with Tomahawk.
It’s Fiyero’s birthday! Jess invites the Simselves to the birthday party.
I quickly made over all the now-adult simselves, since most of them lost their hair upon aging up. Starla brought us spaghetti.
Some random elder crashed the party, and heart-farted with Chance and Bruce.
My simself isn’t even in the door, but Pink has found the rocking chair.
Starla has hijacked the birthday boy.
Chance is charming most of the guests…but Starla has it in for Samali.
Who is already feeling overwhelmed with the number of people.
Jess takes Fiyero to the cake. Hey, Starla is celebrating, too – I guess she now knows him, having held him for all of five seconds earlier. And Heather has finally arrived. Way to time it, Heather. And in the background you can see that Rochelle found the sculpting station. And the other guests?
This shot will never not be adorable.
Well, gee, thanks Heather. She was at the party about 10 minutes.
Fiyero’s sparkly picture; Heather’s butt photobombing.
Hahaha. Fiyero rolled Technophobe. There is zero tech in this house, so he’s safe! I embraced his insane and loves the heat traits with his outfits – I’m sure you’ll see them all eventually.
Aw, Starla, leave Samali alone. There are other people at the party for you to terrorise.
Fiyero’s new room. Mismatched wood is intentional – we’re living off the land, people!
Jess chats up Samali while Fiyero talks to Rochelle.
He must have been trying to Preside Over Royal Court before I told him to do something.
Wow, off the easel this painting was worth about $900. Double at the consignment store!
Ah, Rochelle is Childish, so Tag is a great way to make friends with her!
Pink found the trampoline. I think that’s supposed to be her outerwear – her normal t-shirt and jeans with fingerless gloves? Fail, EA.
Sometimes I forget how big this lot is – 40 x 40, but with the tiny house, it seems so much bigger. Bruce and Phoenix have chosen the far corner to play catch.
And despite loving his wife, Bruce can’t reign in the opportunity to throw the ball really hard.
Fiyero is delighting in all the child activities.
Chance got a promotion – L7 now.
Aah, fire! Chance was just going to put out the fire.
Jess to the rescue! She’s not brave, I just told her to put out the fire. Told Chance too, but he apparently thinks Jess is on fire.
Thank you Phoenix, put out the fire before you go back to bed. I’ll have to have Bruce make it fireproof. Or maybe I’ll have Chance do it – he has to max handiness anyway.
Fiyero and Bruce enjoy some early morning building. No idea why Fiyero is building a sand snowcastle outside the sandbox.
Hey look family breakfast! Well, almost. About as close as they come. Chance and Fiyero are the only ones that have regular (opposite) schedules, the others just sleep whenever they’re tired. And with the oldies always in the rocking chair, they sleep less often.
Just another Tuesday morning at the Rourke house. Jess and Chance skilling, while the oldies do all the housework.
Fiyero, why are you not at school?!
Oh, that would be my bad. I cancelled the bus and neglected to give him a bike to ride to school. All fixed.
Where is Phoenix? Outside on the trampoline, of course. In the snow. At least she’s got her outdoor gear on, I suppose.
Jess has rolled the wish to quit her job. How about no? You’re only at L7. We can’t paint the house pretty colours until you get to L10.
(Actually, rereading the rules, Jess only has to get to L10 painting skill to lift the restriction on wall/floor coverings. Which she hasn’t done yet, either. But I’d still like to max the self-employed career, if we can)
Ooh, this is a cool wish, though. 3 generations in and they’re already worth over $300k!
I did have to tell him to do it, but look! Fiyero is doing his homework at his desk!
Phoenix has a wish to earn $20k from sculpting, thus why she’s not on free will like Bruce. When she completes the wish, then she can do what she likes.
With the costume chest that his mother wished for, Fiyero has transformed into an astronaut! He’s bouncing around the room.
Man, I love Generations. Even though the scolding system is borked and the IFs are creepy, everything else is so much fun.
With this masterpiece sink, Phoenix has made $20k from sculpting!
Fiyero woke up early and wished to make snow angels before school. And look, he’s even in his outerwear (maybe because he slept in it).
And then, of course, he wanted to make a snowman. I’m interested to see what kind an insane sim will make.
Jess is this close to maxing painting and completing 2/3 of her LTW.
And what do Phoenix and Bruce do on free will? Pelt one another with snowballs.
Aaand, there we go. One more skill point for gardening and Jess will complete her LTW!
Thanks for reading! Next chapter, we’ll learn what Fiyero’s career path will be, and see how successful his parents are with their own careers.
Posted on November 9, 2014, in Generation 2-Jess and tagged Bruce, Chance, Fiyero, Gen 2, Jess, Phoenix. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
I love Fiyero’s dino hat.
So do I!
Ha. I just love this family and this challenge. It’s one of my favorite blogs right now! Sorry my SimSelf was so rude! Fiyero is as adorable as always, and I LOVE the way his room turned out! SO great!!!
Thanks, so flattered to be a favourite. I am having so much fun playing these guys, there will definitely be another update soon 🙂
Good! I can hardly wait!
I’m with Heather! I love this challenge! Fieryo’s hat is just to die for and I can’t wait to see Jess’s LTW completion. She’s so close already. I really like generations too. Some of the things are a little ridiculous and even when they don’t get a good night sleep from bunk beds because they’re apparently “a cheap bed” pfft EA! I can’t wait for the next chapter.
I really like Pheonix’s sleepwear, it looks so comfy.
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