Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pleasantview Rnd 6 - Dustin and Angela (Pleasant) Broke Lot

All Who Live Here:

Dustin Broke:  Fortune - LTW Graduate 3 from College.  Hm.  Odd. Oh wait, his secondary aspiration is Family.  Well, we won't be meeting that neighborhood bloating LTW.  He has already met:  Became Hand of Posiedon, Achieved 5 Top Ranked Businesses, and Became a Prestidigitator.

Starting wishes:  Meet someone new, make some money, be friends with Rose Mamuyac, be friends with Dongsool Wren, resurrect Leo Wilkie (just died on the prior lot), and be friends with Clarence Pleasant, son of Lilith Pleasant.

Angela (Pleasant) Broke:  Popularity - LTW become A Space Pirate.  She has already met:  became a Media Magnate, became City Planner, and became World Class Ballet Dancer.

Starting wishes:  Have a party, see a wolf, play with, tell an inside joke, make a BFF, and reach top of Adventurer career.  First wish met:  tell inside joke.

Their daughter Anna is away at University, apparently. heh  My my my...their house is stuffed with career rewards.

Upon opening the lot, this is what the Brokes were doing.  heh  It is only an hour before Angela's ride comes for work so a quick inside joke was told to get the first wish satisfied.  Dustin decided to take a seat at the computer to try to chat up someone he didn't already know so he could meet someone new. 

Ahhh the spinning tombstone.  This one is for Leo Wilkie, the guy he wants to resurrect.  No wonder Dustin wants to bring him back.  Money money money!  Angela has a memory of her grandma Coral dying, but apparently Coral didn't leave her any money.  Sad.  Not like the Brokes need it, they are doing pretty well financially.

Both of these guys are perm plat and per my personal rules, I don't need to control them.  But they are the only ones on the lot.  hmmmm...So okay here is what I will do.  I will control them to do things, but not to take care of their own needs.  :)  Thus, I will push these guys to earn hobby plaques.  They have 4 or 5 already, might as well complete the collection for Prosperity points~!

Angela  headed off to work, and Dustin is spending his time being really productive here.  Hmmmm.  Looks like he is bored, bored bored.  Well, relaxing on the back deck close to the orchard can't be a bad thing.

Yes, get to work on harvesting the fruits of your labors.  You have many apples, lemons, and oranges to harvest.  You should also get things ready in the house.  It is Angela's birthday.

Angela returned home from work with a promotion to International Sim of Mystery. It won't be long before she is a Space Pirate. Dustin had already called out for folks to come to the party. Lilith came, as well as Dustin's younger brothers Beau and Charles, along with their (pregnant) wives.

Dang you are looking a little washed out, Angela. A turn at the mirror could put a little color in your cheeks.

Dustin attended the party in his pajamas. Oh looky, Anna made it home from college to attend her mom's party. She is certainly a lovely girl. She grabs this opportunity to have a nice chat with her dad, Dustin.  Beau being the ever the perfect Romance Sim, ogles his wife Brenda who is pregnant with their third child.  The sisters Angela and Lilith who used to feud so much now spend their time serenely watching their family interact instead of creating havoc at this family gathering.

Anna takes this opportunity to tell her dad about her engagement to Joseph Burb.  (dang, I had to go back to August of 2013 to see why she was talking about engagement.  To refresh your memory read it here. )  In the background Dustin and Angela's sister in law Frances is exercising at the ballet barre to keep in shape with the new little one on the way.  She is married to Charles, the baby Brandi Broke is pregnant with when the neighborhood is first opened.

Much better. :-)

Anna also gets a nice chat in with her mother, and the two have a good time doing the Sims University cheer.  Angela confirms that Anna will be moving back home when she graduates.

The party was a roof raiser, certainly a party to remember for years to come!  No pictures of Charles, he seemed to disappear right after the party started.

Now that the party is over, it is time to get busy on the hobby plaques.  Dustin already had a good start on Film and Literature, so got busy writing a book.  Almost immediately he received the membership card.

Angela had the day off from work after her party, so started studying up more on cooking.

The first of many books to come.  I have no idea why the trimming lines are still there around the text.  Oh well.  :-)

After a day of studying, Angela earns the hobby plaque in Cuisine.  Her thoughts then turned to what she could earn next.  Why, why not set up a sewing machine in the nursery?  She thought it would be great to learn to sew clothes, and pictured herself making Anna's wedding gown.

And "sew" it was!

At last Dustin was able to tear himself away from the computer!  The Film and Literature hobby plaque was his!  Next he decided to work toward:

The Science plaque.  Yeah!

Way to go Angela.  Since you are a Space Pirate, what are you going to do now?  Earn a gold badge in sewing, and the Arts and Crafts hobby plaque?  OKAY!  :)  (I can't help it, I get excited for my Sims).  That is four careers now Angela has worked her way to the top.  New LTW:  Own 5 Top Level Businesses.  No.  That I can't get excited about.  Angela immediately retired to have time to sew.

Late Friday evening Dustin earned the Science plaque.  Good job!  It is a wonder he didn't get abducted.  by this time Angela was up to a silver badge in sewing.

Oh but wait...

Shortly after, the gold badge appeared.

Then while trying on a new outfit she had sewn, she was awarded the hobby plaque in arts and crafts.  Way to go Angela!

Come Sunday around noon Angela and Dustin were working on their last plaques.  Can you tell by looking at the picture what they have left to get the complete collection?  :-)

Yeah Angela!  Fitness!

 And Dustin gets the Sports plaque.  By this time it is 1:45 am Monday morning, this week with the Brokes are nearly over.  In order to work in all these plaques, the Brokes would just hit the energizer when they grew tired working for the plaques.  Yes, ASimWen was a slave driver.  This is the first time I have ever had a house with all the plaques.

Not going to bother posting ending wishes, as these guys did not have any wishes filled since they are perm plat.

These are all the plaques in the Broke house.  All the ones on the left are Angela's and the ones on the right are Dustin and Anna's.  Anna has the nature plaque, all the rest are Dustin's. 

Until next time.....keep on Simmin'!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Pleasantview Rnd 6 - Coral (Oldie) and Leo Wilkie

All who live here:

Coral (Oldie) Wilkie 

Family - LTW to Raise 20 Puppies or Kittens - met.  New LTW - Graduate 3 Kids from College.  Nope.  Time for you to have your Grim party, Coral.

First wishes:  Earn some money, get a job in Oceanography, woohoo in bed, invite someone over.  Since Coral is perm plat, her wishes will be met last. 

Leo Wilkie

Family - Marry off Six.  Done.  New LTW -  Graduate 3 Kids from College.  No.

First wishes: - Dance with Chloe, dance with Alvin (really!), be friends with Chloe, and have a grandchild.

Grass Oldie:  Grass is the last plant child born to Leo.

Grass is a Popularity Sim who's LTW is have 20 Simultaneous Best Friends.  Not so difficult since there is a wishing well in the back yard.

First wishes:  Be friends with Debbie Johnston, catch a fish, be friends with Margaret Caliente (Nina's daughter with Daniel Pleasant), and be friends with Frank Dreamer, Dirk and Nichole's son.

Contessa Kari Oldie

Contessa Kari is Grass's bride from the wishing well.  This marriage completed Leo's wish to marry off six children. Contessa is a Pleasure Sim who's wish is to become a Professional Party Guest.

Kari's first wishes - Reach Charisma 1, play with someone, entertain someone, and invite someone over.  Her backpack came stuffed with all kinds of loot that made it so no one would ever have to work again in the Oldie family if they didn't want to.

And then cats Gary Lothario and Lutie Caliente left over from Coral's animal raising days. 

When I opened this lot, I realized it had been 6 months since I played TS2, and a year since I had last been to this lot. Darn you, TS3 100 Baby Challenge, and New Release TS4! After all that, I found I needed some simplicity. Back to my old friends in TS2. I am totally in my comfort zone now. (I got up to 50 babies by the way in the 100 Baby Challenge).

Now then Contessa Kari and Grass had just gotten married, it was just after midnight Tuesday morning. Contessa attempted some vampiric hijinks on Coral. Coral would have none of that, and just shooed her away.

Once the light of day hit, Contessa went to sleep in her coffin (which took up all of the room in the master bedroom in this tiny mobile home like house). Grass set about doing the yard work and the gardening, and Leo slept in the tent out back. Grass took time to wish for friends out of the wishing well and was rewarded with three fine human specimens.

I knew either Coral or Leo would go on this day. Buh-bye Coral, you have been around a while. Thank your LTW to raise 20 puppies or kitties for your longevity.

This put the lot up to around $89,000. Nobody need be in a hurry to work, although Countess does have a career related LTW so will be looking for a job.

Come that same night, the Contessa awoke with a wish to go on a dream date, and Grass was more than happy to oblige.  It fulfilled wishes for both for the entire day. It was at this point I shut down the game, and went to the store.  Came back, fired the game back up, and realized the Contessa was right in the middle of biting Grass.  The date had not finished.  I must have been out of it when I shut the game down!

Great.  Just what this hood needs...a plantsim/vampire combo.  (Hi Herb!)

I never get tired of this animation.  :-)

Here we go!  Let's just hope he throws a wish to be cured!

On Wednesday day...Leo had his Grim party the day after Coral did.  He seemed to take it in stride; no crying or gnashing of teeth.  The vampires slumbered away in their coffins and didn't even take note.

Well.  He left quite a bit of wealth for everyone.  This pushed the lot cash up to nearly $100,000.  I like these inheritance things . I miss it in other TS games.  When I have played much larger and well established hoods, it was always so much fun to open a lot I hadn't played in a while and suddenly see the money tombstones spin above my Sims's heads.  Then it was delving into the memories to see who they were getting money from.  Sometimes it was more than one Sim!

Ok I think this is good enough.  Wednesday night Contessa woke with a wish to cure Grass.  :-)  Plus she wants to ask a sim on a date.  I think all this can be accommodated!  Contessa gets on the phone and asks the matchmaker to stop by.

 Again, great animation.  Grass turns back into his old self, and Contessa gets a wish fulfilled.

Immediately the two run around back to do the fire dance.  The cat is watching from the other side.  Once the fire burned itself out it was time to fulfill more wishes before the Contessa had to slip back into her coffin.  Grass was pretty low on sunlight, but a little time spent under the plant light would get  him by until sunrise.

A great date was had, and both Grass and Contessa had no trouble getting five wishes.  Grass exited the tent in the back yard after woohoo and hit the telescope which had a plant light suspended over it.  While gazing....

Contessa slipped out of the tent and announced her pregnancy.  This must be from the date the day before when Grass turned into a vamp.  Thank you, Risky!  Ah well.  Since she was up, she thought to check the computer for a job in the Slacker career as a Professional Party Guest.  Alas, it was not in listed that night.

Well well apparently the cats were pregnant.  Enter Cary Oldie, a little male.  Contessa immediately called animal control to come get him.

Now that things were getting back to normal, Grass continued with his quest to get 20 best friends.  Contessa laid her pregnant body down to rest in her coffin and Grass hit the wishing well.  3 more best friends immediately served up.  Then chimes were heard.  Grass had sent Lutie and Gary to try for more kittens.

The days were long when the Contessa was asleep.  Being that Grass never slept, he spent his time making friends, working in the yard, and keeping cats Gary and Lutie  company.

Playing games with Gary
His wishes were easily met by dating Contessa when she was awake and the wishes he would roll to make friends.  He could not wait for his little baby to be born.

Grass received a membership to Peerless Park while tending to his parent's graves.

I love this couple.  They are such opposites, yet so right for each other.  When Kari is awake, she is constantly hugging and kissing Grass.

Sake the stray stopped by for a visit during feeding time in the cat pen.  Grass obligated his request for affection while the Contessa filled the food bowls and wiped down the bedding.  Lutie doesn't mind that Grass is giving his affection to another cat.

Ah.  Baby girl Shirley.  Grass is very happy.

And later that day...

Two more kittens were born, Teltu and Coco.  Grass called the animal control to come and get them.

I am not sure if she is unhappy about changing a diaper, or if this is just the face she makes when stalking. 

Hi Shirley!  What a pretty little girl.

It is now the wee hours Monday morning, and the Contessa still hasn't managed to nab onto a job in the Slacker field.   Yes, you see it right.  There are three big screen TVs in front of Grass.  When he has friends over sometimes all three are going.  Coral and Leo had gotten them as gifts.  Grass has another one in his backpack.

This is where we leave the Oldies for this round.

Ending wishes:

Grass:  Meet someone new, and be BFFs with  Toby Todd, Glen Awon, and  Nery Hutchins.  These are all guys who came out of the wishing well at some point and became BFF with Grass.  Grass kept wishes for friends or to meet new people, but would flip to wishes for the Contessa when she asked him out on a date.  These two are a very good match.

Contessa Kari:  Gain a skill point, get a car, buy new clothes and play a computer game.  Every night at 7:00 pm when she woke for the night she would always have a wish to ask a Sim on a date and Grass was always handy.  Easy to keep happy, and to work in five wishes.  Sort of wish that her job in Slacker would have come up so the challenge of a working vampire could have been played.

Shirley:  Be played with by both Grass and Contessa Kari, get potty trained and learn to walk. Shirley has already been taught to talk by the Contessa, and is nearly there for potty training. 

That's it for the Oldie lot this round!

Keep on Simmin'!