7.01 – Skills by Starlight
Last time, Story finally topped the business career, thus the family can now have computers and video games.
Generation Seven is finally here! It feels like Six went on for a long time, though picture-wise is was shorter than Four (Cosette).
And we have moved – to Starlight Shores! Frank and Jill made the move too, and were separated from the family into their own starter house (with the twins). Ivory and Helen Mist also came along, as did Velma’s brother and sisters with their own offspring and spouses. They’re no longer in the main family, but we will see them again at parties and such.
Here is the new house; it’s a converted warehouse, which I felt was very fitting for Riff Raff’s personality. The shell was built by Gelina, I just converted it to residential and added some walls.
Overview of the ground floor; all open except for the bathroom in the corner. I chose to keep the metal flooring and brick walls, and used rugs to bring colour instead of putting carpet down. So there’s a lot less of the heir’s favourite colour than has been in previous houses, but I like how it turned out.
First floor; the two heir bedrooms on the right have doors, as does the bathroom in between the kids’ rooms – but the kids rooms themselves don’t have doors. Until gen 7 complete their requirements, we are still abiding by the ‘one room per household member’ rule.
Second floor is just displays of all the relics from Cosette’s adventures. Sarcophagi are up here too, so I imagine there will be some sleeping sims on this floor from time to time.
On the roof we have a little writing studio for Hannah to work in, and skilling items on the open roof area.
Lounge area in the middle of the room, with chess table behind the TV and bathroom in the corner.
Reading nook near the nursery area.
Girl’s ‘bedroom’ – there is no door, and it’s open to the void below. Currently hot pink for Magenta.
Similar setup for the boys bed area; spice brown for Rocky.
The rainbow bathroom between the boys and girls bed areas.
Riff Raff and Hannah’s bedroom.
All the greeting cards safely made the trip.
As did the ghosts; they’re now inside, because I could only fit a 40 x 40 lot in the space, and there’s not much room outside. Below each set of remains is a decoration to honor the heir’s personality/career.
Upon unpausing, the first thing the teens choose to do is homework, right out on the driveway.
Riff Raff gets to work decorating the blank walls.
Story wants to max athletic, so she pumps iron. Rocky is now done with his homework and works on martial arts.
Here is the view from the roof; the lot is located close to the centre of town, on the corner of Los Sueños Strip and Via Del Sol (near the billboard).
Riff Raff now has his very own bar to practise mixology.
He celebrated by making some skill drinks.
Not very well; more practise is needed!
Magenta lit herself on fire at the invention table, but she can’t access the shower, because the inventing table is in the way!
Momma Story to the rescue! (and then we moved the table to allow access to the shower)
It took a few days before I remembered we had more to do than skill. Riff Raff goes to meet his betrothed.
Attraction thought bubble, good start!
Not sure what conductors have to do with her star sign.
But it’s compatible with Riff Raff’s, yay!
Meanwhile, Roxie gets a very out of character job, and I realise I forgot to put in the movie studio for her. Fixed that right up!
Hannah and Riff Raff have progressed to gossiping.
However, a mean high five brought out his hot-headed nature, and he learned that Hannah is evil.
She then decided he was being inappropriate, even though he didn’t do anything. He’s literally in the same spot as the previous picture. Weirdo sims.
LOL, Frank gets a very random job. No bot workshops in this town, have fun with that career.
He did waste no time getting married, though. And their name reminds me I need to change the marriage name to prompt, so we can keep track of the Rourke spares easier.
Back at home, Magenta is on an upgrading spree to make all the new plumbing self-cleaning.
Rocky is meditating, since he’s fatigued from all the block breaking. Maybe it’s the lack of disciplined trait, but this skill seems to take forever to build.
However, further flirting attempts bring this face.
And then he’s kicked out. Good one, Riff Raff.
I missed the scary face shot, but Rocky laid a trap on the computer, and Magenta fell for it. Rebellious teenagers on a mood swing, so much fun /sarcasm.
Yay, much better career for Roxie! (that’s her LTW, in case you forgot)
Oops, guess I should have put more beds into the spouse house.
Helen also moved out; guess she and her mother don’t get along so well. She’s already a YA, but Rocky will be aging up in a few days.
Riff Raff is up to L8 of the Rebel social group! His new trait is Artistic.
Ghosties are out! Flamingo stole the rocking chair; Seaweed and Phoenix are unimpressed.
Story got a raise; the business career seems to have so many fun opportunities.
Billy starts up again with the many romantic interests.
Flynn, on the other hand, is not having much luck in the romance department.
Oops, and we better grab up Hannah before she’s taken!
Riff Raff quickly asked her on a date. Then used one of his new rebel interactions on her: show gizmo.
With his new social trait, they’re now both Artistic.
This time, she accepts the flirt.
And then they go steady. That should keep her out of mischief for a while. Padme is being a creeper and wondering what could have been.
Jill (Frank’s wife) is throwing a party. Maybe we can see the twins!
But first, he practises mixology a bit more. I love the facial expressions with this skill!
The ‘party’ is just Riff Raff, Frank and Jill. Riff Raff thinks looking out the window is the best option.
Here are the twins! They both have Frank’s black hair and Jill’s high cheekbones. We bought a couple of baby swings for the house, so they poor tired toddlers could sleep.
Meanwhile, Magenta maxed the inventing skill!
She planted a whoopee cushion in celebration.
Ivory snatched up Hannah’s old RI.
And then went steady a second later.
I forgot Childish sims could play tag! Rocky and Magenta both wished to make a friend, so they befriended each other.
Magenta then autonomously played in the sprinkler, and made some adorable faces.
We’ve also started on the gem collection; conveniently stored in the foundation, so we have plenty of space to lay everything out. These are just the cut ones that Cosette and co found in their travels. Velma’s new task is to cut all those uncut ones Penny found during her werewolf hunts.
See you next time!
Posted on August 21, 2016, in Generation 7-Riff Raff and tagged Gen 7, Magenta, Riff Raff, Rocky, Story, Velma. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.
gee all those gems hidden under the floor boards! >.< I find that so funny for some reason.
Lol, the gems would be safe from the burglars under there 🙂
Turning the warehouse into a home was a brilliant idea! I love the layout and it’s perfect for a sim like Riff-Raff. Glad to see the new spouse has been snagged, babies soon yesh?
The many many levels does get a bit annoying at times, especially with all the skilling things on the roof. But I do love how it plays, and there are no route fails, so plus 😀
Yesh, babies very soon!
I love your idea to make the warehouse into a home. People do stuff like that in real life, why not in the sims? I also can’t wait to see Riff and Hannah’s babies! >w<
Thanks, glad you like the concept! I did try to build the house myself, but failed miserable. Apparently I’m only good for building ‘normal’ style homes.
The babies are so adorable, coming up soon!
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Very cool house! And that’s brilliant hiding the gems in the foundation! 😀
Thanks, I love the house so much. And the gems I got the idea from one of Jenn’s blogs – she laid out all her gems in order to see what was missing, and it’s so much easier that way.
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Given how it’s an Apocalypse Challenge, I love the concept of a converted warehouse into a living space.
Love the warehouse! I am so going to have to put my gems in the foundation now. What a space saver!
Love the house, looks really nice. Loving the gems in the foundation, I’d never thought of doing that.
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It did get kind of annoying when the ghosts wanted to ‘view’ the gems, then stamped coz they couldn’t reach them. But it was a great way for me to lay everything out and figure out the cuts that were needed.
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