Previously, baby girl Magenta was born, and aged up to our first green toddler! The boys also aged up to children – finally we are making some progress on this generation! Seaweed tried to die, but Grim was enamoured by his death flower, and allowed him to live a bit longer.
So, instead of playing over the Easter weekend, I spent most of the time wrestling with my game and AnyGameStarter – after the pictures for this chapter were taken, suddenly all my Store content was gone the next time I loaded the game. Despite zero changes having been made to the system. Eventually fixed it up – I was most concerned about Seaweed’s hair, he’s just not the same with a different one 🙂
Riff Raff has chosen painting as his skill of choice (as with Velma’s siblings, all the kids will max one skill before moving out).
Velma sculpted a gnome! We put it in the treasure chest with the others – they’ll be counted at the end, since there are too many of them to leave them all over the lot, and I don’t want to lose any.
Frank is a suck up, and does his homework the minute he gets home from school.
Brillo is mostly on free will these days, and she loves the pool and the waterfall.
Naw, cute! Seaweed wished this, so I had to allow it.
LMAO, Great Failure Object indeed.
It’s a stone cube! Hey, it helped her career, I don’t really mind what it looks like.
Magenta is a whiny toddler, if I don’t direct her to do something, she’ll scream, no matter what her need bars look like.
So I put her to skilling.
Velma takes a break from skilling one baby to fawn over another, lol. Secret Family-Oriented trait, this one.
She soon gets back to the task at hand.
Told you Riff Raff loves the playground.
Interesting popup…Story got an embarrassed moodlet from it, too.
She then rolled up this – NOT happening.
Sean has a new RI…I believe that is the guy Rad just broke up with.
Despite the embarrassing popup, Story got her promotion; she’s now up to L4.
Frank’s chosen skill is logic; he’s a fan of the telescope.
And then he randomly rolled up this…telescope = magician now? Well, we’re not locking in any LTWs until closer to YA.
After work, Story went off to the library to practise more spellcasting.
She has other ideas.
After Lady was fireblasted, Story tried out the flirt.
It didn’t go well. Trait clash!
So we turned the coward into a toad.
Story then goes home to kiss her wife.
And give her a massage to help her aching back.
They’re too wrapped up in one another to tend to poor sad Magenta.
But no time for woohoo; the baby’s coming!
Story makes the best faces.
She’s off to tend to the other baby.
It’s a boy!
Velma’s first wish upon giving birth…to text her newborn son. As you do.
Yes, the new boy is named Rocky Rourke (which I love the sound of). He rolled Rebellious at birth! Also Friendly. He likes Spice Brown, Shawarma and Island Life music.
Because brown goes so nicely with pink, I added some brown to the nursery for Rocky and Magenta to share.
The boys skill before school. As always, Frank gained on logic point and wants to learn potions.
Brillo was stressed, and chose to play in the time machine when I clicked the moodlet. So here we have her popups from the past:
She got a medieval outfit! I let her keep it, just recoloured the red to spiceberry.
She’s also been invited to check out the triplets’ digs.
Roxie still can’t hang onto a man.
Medieval Brillo helps her grandson with his homework.
…what is Riff Raff doing?
Fighting the pirate invaders, apparently.
Have never seen this before, very cool! Explosions and puffs of smoke kept coming out of the treehouse.
‘Young’ love? Lol, okay then.
Uhoh, Riff Raff’s Hot Headed trait reared its ugly head.
Good thing Schmoozer Frank can smooth things over.
Lol, some of the popups in this game… EA employees had far too much fun writing these.
I was following Velma through town, and came upon this toad. This is Lola Belle, whom Story toadified while she was pregnant with Frank – that’s four chapters ago! Apparently the spell doesn’t remove itself – I’ll have to have Story fix her up once she (finally) learns the Sunlight charm. I wonder if it would count towards her LTW…
Velma was jogging to this very pink house. It’s the Crewe house – she’s aiming to make friends with Moxie Crewe for a celeb opportunity.
There are 5 or 6 people living in a tiny, one bed house. Lol, sims.
Moxie has an unfortunate profile. As does her daughter.
Story is also working on a celeb opp, to dance at a club.
She’s not very good.
As soon as she was done with the opp, she went back to tormenting the people of Bridgeport.
Zomg, it’s Emmy Starr!
Story works on impressing the 4-star celeb. Also, hai elder Charlotte!
Unfortunately, the club closed before Story and Emmy could become friends. Julia is late to the party, but the elevator is really full already.
Meanwhile, Brillo attended Billy’s party…only to have routing issues when she tried to talk to her daughter 3 feet away. *sigh*
Story’s Mid Life Crisis is finally over; 3 wishes is pretty good, she only rolled the one (divorce Velma) that we didn’t fulfil.
When Seaweed rolled up the wish to “rock with Rocky”, I couldn’t not fulfill it. And Magenta conspires to make this picture 5 times cuter by playing in the toybox.
Someone is haunting the Kenspa…
Romantic shenanigans continue around town; Kelly and Jupiter were engaged, I had hoped they’d get married and fulfil Seaweed’s wish, but apparently not.
Billy and Rad continue the on-again, off-again thing.
And Roxie gives Seaweed + Brillo their ninth grandchild!
Velma would love to give them the tenth, but the house is full. And four is enough.
It’s love day, so the whole family is going to the festival. Er…Seaweed, you’re supposed to travel together.
Magenta is tired, Rocky has a dirty diaper, and both boys are hungry. This is not going well.
But we did get the greeting card; so much has changed!
I tried to get the boys to join their grandparents in an eating comp.
But both of them walked away before it started.
Poor Magenta, sleeping on the hard ground, in the rain. But the rest of the family has fun summer-y things to do! (reason #1876 why sim life is easier than RL – leaving toddlers and babies on the ground is acceptable)
Since the food vendor was awol, the hungry boys had to be content with snowcones.
Velma and Brillo went skating.
While Story got her face painted. With purple swirls, of course.
She then teams up with Brillo to have a water balloon fight against Velma and Frank.
They won, too. Fairly annihilated the others.
Back home, the boys were enjoying the pool.
Frank and Riff Raff had a breath holding contest.
Both came up at the same time, I guess it was a tie?
Oops, looks like I forgot about Velma’s adult birthday. Only the food vendor is there to celebrate with her.
No Mid-Life Crisis, thank goodness. But she did roll up a wish for 406 – the first one for another woman since she married Story.
Updated photo wall; I love seeing the progression of the family!
That’s it for now, but expect another update soon – wait til you see the boys as teens!