Previously, there were many birthdays, including Roxie to teen, the triplets to child and Brillo and Seaweed to elder. Everyone did lots of socialising and skilling…and not much else.
Oh wow, it’s been over a month since the last post! I apologise, work has been so hectic that the last thing I want to do is wrestle with this game and save. Yes, it seems everyone’s games are having issues at the same time, unfortunately. Maybe it’s a push to get us all to TS4!
I threw a big party for Velma’s YA birthday, but somehow lost all the pictures in the midst of a couple of crashes. So the first pic I have is YA Velma; she skipped school a few too many times and ended up with a B, so had Savvy Sculptor locked in. Which means I had to choose Descendant of Da Vinci for her LTW; I have so few sculptors I rarely get to play this LTW.
She is a lot more of a mix than I initially thought: Brillo’s chin, jaw, nose and eye colour with Seaweed’s skin, hair, mouth and eye shape. I love her face!
Brillo wants her eldest to become a Criminal Mastermind. Sorry, Brillo, Velma isn’t exactly athletic. Besides, you’re not evil!
And since Barnacle Bay is getting super laggy, we are now in Bridgeport! I felt this suited Velma’s darker personality, and this generation’s goals (Business or Ghost Hunter). Velma’s spouse will be in the Business career and, if Velma completes her LTW early enough, she might try out the Ghost Hunting profession.
The family home is placed on celeb hill in Bridgeport, out of the city, but with a great view.
Everyone gets right to skilling; Seaweed is going to take up painting, since he doesn’t have much to do these days.
Roxie wished to get a part-time job, I felt the Spa suits her personality the best.
And Velma is going to be a self-employed sculptor. For now.
The two kids who don’t hate the outdoors (Flynn + Billy) are playing tag.
After getting her job, Velma went straight over to the apartment where I stashed her spouse options.
First on the list is Story Moss! She’s from A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss, StyxLady’s DIFT legacy. And she’s a witch, because I decided that this generation the spouse is going to be occult.
They get on very well, I only had to initiate a few friendly interactions and they were gossiping and high fiving.
The second spouse option is Eskarina Winters, from the Winters ISBI (which is on the last generation, well done, Tam!).
She is also a witch, and she’s as nuts as Velma.
So pretty ❤
I brought some of the simselves with us, but no extended families. So unfortunately we won’t hear anything more about Penny and Maybelle’s offspring.
Cosette’s old bedroom has been turned into Velma’s adult room; Cosette always sleeps in the sarcophagai, anyway, and our new heir needs a room to herself.
Brillo is working on levelling up so she can make potions; we’ll probably turn some of the kids into occults, especially Supernatural Fan Roxie.
Velma begins her career.
This is a freaking awesome first sculpture, one I haven’t seen before. Unfortunately we had to sell it – I might try and get her to redo it in wood or stone later.
Roxie’s first day of school and she already has her eye on someone. From that name I’m not certain if Jett is a boy or girl – I’ll try to remember to have him over so we can find out.
Since it’s winter, and her lifebar is full, I had Cosette plant some Very Nice steaks inside, so we can hopefully bring them up to Excellent for the Omni opportunity.
I forgot to remove the leftovers from Brillo’s inventory, so they all went bad. Thus Ms Natural Cook is making some more meals. she likes the teppenyaki grill.
The first wish for a spouse option! Too bad it’s only a friendly wish.
Charlotte apparently wants to get into shape. Good of her to ask her good friend Seaweed for help.
Man, these spouse options have been really hard to find; three of the four have jobs with long hours. Eskarina is the only one without a job, so Velma can find her often. Silly faces seems like a good way to make friends.
Since it’s the triplets’ birthday in a few days, I wanted to get a greeting card with them as children.
Looks good! I quite like having everyone in their outerwear (except Ms Loves the Cold Cosette).
After the little interruption, Velma goes right back to wooing Eskarina, with a slow dance.
To the detriment of Eskarina’s bladder. She peed herself then ran off home. Once an idiot, always an idiot, I guess.
Oops, guess I left the father of Kacey’s baby at home – Shayla is Sean’s granddaughter.
Speaking of broken family trees, Seaweed is somehow the offspring of his mother and his wife…
…and his daughter is classified as his half-sister.
I tried to fix things with MC, but apparently there are two Cosette Rourkes in town (the person selected is Cosette and also the person being hovered over). Yet when I search with MC I only find one… this does not bode well. But we’ll continue for the time being.
The kids are being kids; Billy is rebellious.
Flynn reigns over the chess table.
While Kelly sings karaoke with her father, her BFF. They got so into it, I took way too many pictures; have some karaoke spam!
Ah, these guys might be the problem with the family tree; due to a couple of crashes, the family that moved is not the same one whose house the Rourkes are now living in. So the ghosts aren’t related. I’ll have to fix that up.
…bye Jenn. I guess Brillo took too long to answer the door?
LOL, Roxie stole her dad’s motorbike. I freaking love the smirk on her face, too.
Velma swapped when Roxie got home from school. It’s only the first generation of rebellious kids, but I am enjoying them thus far.
Our third option for spouse is Alyssa Vinson, from the first Vinson Epic. She’s a pink genie…just coz I didn’t want a blue one. 😛
Roxie keeps wishing to skill piano, so I let her.
Charlotte finally agreed to come over so Seaweed could train her.
…obviously, she does need help.
The bonus about having Brillo skilling alchemy is friendship potions!
The relationship bar with Alyssa was moving very slowly, so I helped it along 😉
Fulfilling the ubiquitous “give gift” wish after becoming friends.
Man, Sabrina and Romeo are moving fast. Methinks this might be a shotgun wedding…
The final candidate for Velma’s spouse is 406 Bathory, of the Bathory Villain legacy. She’s so pretty! And (obviously) a fairy.
She’s also kind of scary sometimes.
Woot, matching traits!
Yeah, I’m lazy, so sue me. You do not realise how difficult it was to find a time when Velma could go visit – it is 3am in this photo, and Velma had to ask Alyssa if she could stay the night, just so she could befriend both girls.
However, 406 refused to accept the gift. Maybe she doesn’t like Velma’s skimpy outfit?
Cool painting, Seaweed! That’s definitely going on the wall somewhere.
Could have called this one.
Cosette spends most of her time outside these days, playing in the snow (and not in her outerwear, either). Of all the sims I’ve had, none have shown “Loves the Cold” quite so thoroughly.
It’s the triplets’ birthday!
For once, they are in sync!
Kelly goes first.
Since they’ve only been in the new town a few days, she only got a B. Though Shy is pretty appropriate for her.
Pretty sure she’s a face clone of Brillo; maybe her face is slightly wider, not sure. But at least she got Flamingo’s hair!
Flying Flynn is next.
I missed the shot, but she had Genius locked in. A Genius and a Bookworm; such a nerd!
But she is absolutely gorgeous. And actually, the more I look at her, the more she looks like Velma. I’ll check when she turns YA, but she definitely has the Rourke eyes and Seaweed’s nose. Plus of course, Chance’s red hair.
Billy is the last one to sparkle.
He is now a Sailor…that is such a useless trait outside of IP.
Yeah, I went a bit crazy with his outfits; he doesn’t really fit any standard teen stereotype, so I went with an enigma look. And I forgot to get a CAS/headshot of him – you’ll see next chapter.
The second the girls age up, we got these popups; I haven’t seen the first one before, maybe it’s a LN/celeb thing? Though they’re not officially celebs yet (another reason to move to Bridgeport, I wanted to play with the celebrity system).
Just in case you thought the triplets didn’t have the mandatory Rebellious trait, Flynn autonomous set a prank for you. I guess I missed someone setting off the one Billy set in this spot earlier…
Julie now has an RI also.
OMG, finally! I haven’t ever had omni plants in TS3, hopefully Cosette hangs on until we get some Excellent steaks!
And we’ll end things here. There will be another chapter before the spouse poll, so we can see Velma interacting with them a little more.