I fired up my ignored laptop a couple of days ago to do updates, hard disk cleaning, ect. Started to examine the TS2 files. Gosh. I wanted to play. Yesterday I read this blog from the first entry. I realized how much fun I had playing it, how much fun folks had reading it. It was fun. That is something that had been in short supply in my life the last good while. Knowing that I was ready to have fun again meant I was coming out of my funk. I wanted to play TS2 again, starting with the Silver Maple Wilkie lot according to the play list.
I found that during the time I played it here and there, I took two pictures. And when I opened the lot today, it was late Friday. Not many days to play the lot and get a story line together. So I will put here what I was able to capture in just a couple of Sim days.
Feels good to be back. Remember this is the wishes style of play. The goal is to fulfill 5 wishes a day for all non platinum Sims on the lot. Sounds easy, but is not It sometimes forces me to play in a manner that I otherwise would not.
All who live here:
Plantsim Silver Maple Wilkie - Fortune - Wants 5 Top Level Businesses...maybe....
Wife Brittany (Upsnot) Wilkie - Popularity - Wants to Become A Rock God
Daughter Bertha Wilkie - Knowledge - Wants to Become a Criminal Mastermind
Two dogs Pumpkin and Raspberry.
Well the oldest picture in the Storytelling folder was this one. I had presence of mind to take a pic of her getting her LTW. Checking memories, it was to have 20 Best Friends. Now she wants to become a Rock God. She is currently working as a Celebrity Chef, which judging from the level of skills she has and the number of times I have played this lot, she probably got this when she grew up from YA out of Uni. She popped out of the Wishing Well long ago for Silver Maple, who needed to get married right away.
Next Silver and Brittany's daughter Bertha gets into Private School. Good deal, being a Knowledge Sim she was probably wishing for it. On the far left, looks like Gale Lothario (Daughter of Ivy and Don Lothario) came home on the bus with Bertha that day.
Now are the pictures I took during this play:
When I clicked 'LIVE' I found Bertha trudging along trying to get a logic skill point. I paused, and looked around. There was a greenhouse out back that was half empty, and a juicer on the kitchen counter. Checked Silver Maple's inventory, and it was loaded with eggplants. I thought why the heck is Bertha skilling the long hard way????
Put her to work serving up some eggplant juice and she commenced to drinking. Woah..then a very pregnant Brittany whips up some chili. Hahahaha! Looks like another Wilkie will be coming into the world.
Bertha drank all the eggplants available, and joined her father Silver Maple in the greenhouse to harvest the remaining plants. Of course drinking all this juice is fulfilling all kinds of skill wishes for her. No problem getting five wishes in on Friday and Saturday.
Brittany learned physiology, as she had a wish. Of course then she skipped rope to get the body points that comes with it.
Bertha drank her way to maxing skills, nice Prosperity points right there. She did not get the special icon for maxing skills, but this is the skill point that did it. She will wait another round before going to Uni, as she has only just grown up. She knows no one, so will stay in the hood for a while.
And now it is Monday morning, almost time for the school bus to come for Brittany. The two dogs Pumpkin and Raspberry are pregnant, and will deliver next round.
Brittany: Meet someone new, be BFF with Gale Lothario, make a BFF, and have 30 BFFs at once.
Silver: Brittany gets a scholarship, sell a masterpiece, give love to Pumpkin, and gain a skill point.
Bertha: See a ghost, get a birdcage, go to Uni, and be saved from death.
No matter what version of The Sims you play, keep playing. But remember...family comes first. Always.