Previously, the twins Seaweed and Maybelle were adorable toddlers who grew up to be studious children. Yttrium died, sending the house into a tailspin of grief 😦
Not sure if you guys have heard about the crazy cyclonic storm we had this week in Sydney; suffice to say not a lot of sport and outside fun was had this week. So I’ve been simming quite a bit. Which means, yay, new update!
After the loss of his beloved Yttrium, Fiyero has become such a grumpy old man. He’s always harassing the stereo – the only piece of technology in the house. I’d forgotten he was a technophobe.
Little Miss Werewolf devours a cupcake.
And then realises that, being morning, the full moon is no longer in effect.
(also, if you can see it behind the light, Chance is haunting the dining chair – at 8am)
Maybelle is the neat one, but these two are fighting over washing the dishes.
Told you Chance was still out. Seaweed is too consumed with grief to notice his great-grandfather’s ghost.
Is there anything sadder than a widow sleeping alone in a double bed? With said widow facing the empty side of the bed 😥
To help him with his grief, Cosette decided to take her father with her to China.
And upon editing this picture, I realise Cosette has maxed her Visa level in China; +3 points!
The second they get to China, we have synchronised mourning.
Annoyingly, the mission I sent Cosette to China to fulfil got cancelled, since apparently she/I left Pangu’s Axe at home. n00b error.
There were no new missions, so Cosette went off to the Scholar’s Garden to practise her martial arts. I think blue belt is L6? Up to board breaking, anyway.
Wow, I didn’t realise she’d practised so much, that’s 350 oak boards she’s broken. So now we’ll be able to collect gems from space rocks, yay!
Fiyero is off coll-well he was collecting gems. Apparently now he’s arguing with a dig site.
We’re regularly checking the relic store for rare relics and gems to buy. Nothing this time, but Cosette had a grief attack.
The storekeeper is a friend, so she cries on his shoulder.
They go outside to play soccer – Cosette is getting pretty damn good.
Check out all the gems Cosette found breaking space rocks! And they’re all rare ones – including Tiberium.
Finally, we get a tomb quest.
Naw, Fiyero wants to go home. I’ll lock it in, but we’re not going just yet.
First, he’ll go out to catch more butterflies.
Oh, but that tomb quest Cosette was given, about the Dragon Cave? It requires her to go to France. And she can’t get any more quests in China until she completes it. So I guess we are going home.
Back home, the garden has finally thawed, so our two travellers get to work.
Aw, Tam, what happened to all your hard work?
Fantine and Marius are having a party! Fiyero will go, we want to check out the grandkids.
The two blue-haired kids are making friends.
Heather got a promotion!
It seems the simselves are still after the Rourke men:
And Michelangelo wants to take up with Cosette again. Sorry, man, the people have spoken.
Cosette bought some fireworks in China, and wished to set them off.
This is Marius and Fantine’s son Trent; he also has Yttrium’s hair colour, and Marius’ grey eyes.
And this is Jolene, their daughter. She wouldn’t stop moving, so all I could catch is that she has random light brown hair.
A heavily pregnant Fantine went into labour at the party; Fiyero took her to the hospital because, hey, free moodlet.
That night it’s also Cosette’s birthday. Some random kid helped her celebrate – he must have come home with one of the kids.
*sigh* of course she is.
Nope, still not happening, Elijah Blue.
Oh hey, random kid found the children who reside in the house. They’re all doing homework together, because that’s how the Rourkes roll, apparently.
Fantine’s baby was a boy. Apparently she’d into older style names; Trent, Jolene, Rod.
Yttrium’s first haunting! She goes to the sandbox, of course. And Jess is out tonight also.
No way is this wish happening, sorry Cosette.
And then I got this popup. Apparently Geneva is now a teen…and her mother doesn’t like the Greenwood family?
Seaweed can now bake cookies. The fridge is full of his leftovers – a child is literally feeding the family at the moment.
It’s the weekend, so the family are going to the spring festival. In the two seater car. Sim Logic.
Fiyero and Cosette play horseshoes…which she’s really excited by, apparently. And I cannot, for the life of me, spell horseshoes correctly the first time. Keep leaving out an s.
The two girls are hungry, so need to buy food.
Cosette had to leave early to get to work, but she and Flamingo did play with the love tester first – I just missed the shot.
Sounds about right.
Again, I was too slow for the action shot, but Flamingo got a kiss at the kissing booth.
The twins play Sim Gnubb. Because they couldn’t do that at home *facepalm*
And Flamingo rocks out on the dance floor.
Geneva is apparently playing the field a bit.
Huh, this is one I haven’t seen as a MLC wish. Easy to fulfil!
I’m going to need a new place for these greeting cards soon; but I like having them in the frames like that, it looks more like a real home.
In fulfilling the concert wish, Flamette went on a date, since they rarely get time alone together. They proceeded to autonomously spam the romantic interactions after they emerged from the rabbithole.
Destined to become the family cook, this one is.
Sam got a promotion.
This girl is a friend of Penny’s, who aged up on the way over; Penny has a wish to befriend her, but I can’t remember her name.
And this kid is the one who celebrated Cosette’s birthday with her; his name is Marc something.
Now this MLC wish we can fulfill.
I got rid of the Fixer Upper Car, since it was annoying me that it was driveable, but they never took it anywhere. And instead we buy our first family car, a Prius! It has pink hubcabs, because that was the only channel other than the whole car.
Eponine is still thinking about who she wants to settle down with.
As Seaweed likes the oven, Maybelle chooses the block table when she wants to skill. This pic looks like her blocks are floating…
Genius Penny always wants to skill logic. And chess helps her social also, so yay.
Cosette got a promotion – L8 now. Only one more for her LTW and two to fulfil this generation’s goals.
Like her mother before her, Penny ages up to teen in the dark outside while making friends. She rolled No Sense of Humor. Geez, she’s going to be great at parties.
She is gorgeous, but almost a clone of her mother – same nose, jaw, mouth, only the eye shape might be different, and I’m not sure on that. I’m kind of glad she’s not heir now.
Cosette chose to read her cooking book next to her sleeping father. As you do.
Haven’t had one of these in a while, Boq and Parker are still going strong. They have yet to move in together or get married though. Guess it’s one of those low maintenance things.
Ever since he reached L9 of the Fishing skill, Flamingo has had the wish to catch a death fish. I was finally able to skew his sleep schedule enough that he wouldn’t be exhausted at 1am.
Since he has so many angelfish from all his other fishing, it wasn’t long before the wish was fulfilled. No Perfect one, unfortunately; he still has 2 more perfect fish to catch before we can put them in bowls and fulfill his LTW.
Now that she’s a teen, it’s time to find Penny a mate; she’s straight, so we’re looking for a guy. It’s strange that the only non-straight Rourke thus far is the alien – my SP settings are for 50% bisexual and 10% gay, so statistically there should be fewer straight Rourkes…
Proof that the kids don’t just skill, they have fun, too.
Some more than others… with Maybelle’s perpetually serious expression, this scene was incredibly sad, so I sent Seaweed to seesaw with his sister.
Cosette got to level 9 of the Martial Arts skill. It annoys me to no end that she continually puts her beanie back on every time she gets a new outfit, but I can’t be bothered changing it anymore – when she gets to L10, I’ll give her a ponytail.
Another easy MLC wish to fulfil; get a tattoo. Like the Brave sim she is, Cosette didn’t flinch at the gun.
She got this weird flame-circle thing, in pink, green, grey and black to commemorate her parents and her husband. No, I don’t overthink this sim thing, why do you ask?
Yttrium came to visit again, and this time she found Fiyero. They are so cute.
Apparently it’s a ghost party tonight; Jess is dancing and Chance is drafting something.
Eponine’s playing around finally caught up to her.
The twins are still skilling up – since neither of them have traits that lean towards a certain skill, they’re trying out multiple things.
And Seaweed has produces a Perfect Pie. I love this kid already.
Penny went to the festival after school today, and look who she met there! It’s Geneva Zalie! Unfortunately it seems she is a clone of her father, Sinbad Rotter, with Heather’s eye and hair colour.
To celebrate her daughter’s teen birthday, Cosette took Penny on a trip to France.
Penny was sent on quests while Cosette started her ‘visit France’ quest from the China one. And I forgot how annoying it is to travel with someone who isn’t high in charisma – it took a long while for Penny to befriend this French lady enough so she could get information out of her.
And apparently I failed to bring Pangu’s Axe to France also – I fail as a simmer.
Penny wished to buy a kenspa, so I indulged her; since she hasn’t yet learned to drive, this is a much quicker way around.
Check out what Cosette found at the relic store! This is definitely going to help the Hoarder mini-challenge.
Apparently the China-France quest involves part of Chateau du Landgraab. I haven’t done this one before. Adventure spam:
As you could probably see in that last picture, I figured out an even faster way for Penny to get around – and she tires way slower in werewolf form, too!
This guy looks like he’s coping a feel as he boos Penny. I’m not sure whether it’s that she chose to sleep in the nectary (in her sleeping bag) or because she’s a werewolf?
She didn’t care either way, and went back to sleep on the floor.
And she also levelled up her lycanthropy skill sufficiently to be able to turn other sims into werewolves. I haven’t yet decided whether she should.
I put her to work hunting gems; though with the collection helper not her werewolf skill. Which I only realised as I was editing these pictures; I’ll have to put her to hunting at home, too!
This is what Cosette has been doing in between quests; despite having never been to France before, the quests aren’t very frequent. So she’s raising her Jock skill, collecting insects and chopping space rocks in the meantime.
Penny is an awesome hunter!
This post is already longer than my usual, and their trip is over, so I’ll end things here. Going to need to build a special spot for all the relics and such, not enough room in the existing house!