Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spring Years 21-28 - Terry


The Terry’s are:  Aqwe Terry – Popularity – LTW Captain Hero and her new husband Phillip Cobb Terry – Popularity / Knowledge – LTW Visionary.


Hi everybody.  Let’s see where we are.  Aqwe is working as a College Senior Professor because a job in the police force hasn’t opened up yet.  Phillip on the other hand found a job in the art field on his first night in his new home.  He is starting out as a Souvenir Whittler.


Phil gets a makeover.  This is a little more him. 


Aqwe also has a new look.  She is five years older than Phil so she wanted to start their family right away.  Aqwe is the only one to carry on the family name so we will be having babies until we find a girl (or until I just can’t take it anymore).


Aqwe walked to work in her pjs and was promoted to Education Minister.  Career one topped.  Let’s hope the career she wants shows up soon.  So far, still nothing.


Aqwe decides to take some time off work.  She passes the time by working on her second novel.


Yeah.  Aqwe finally finds a job.  She will start as a security guard as soon as the baby is born.


Speaking of baby…


Or should I say babies.  Three boys.  (8%.  Yeah it says 8%.  Should I lower it?)


The Terry Triplets born April 14, 24 AF.  This is Quay (English – from the wharf).


Quennel (old French – dweller by the old oak).


Quigley (Old English – from the queen’s meadow).  We have two red heads (Quay & Quigley) & one blond (Quennel).   No girls.  And no Phillip.  He felt a sudden need to take out the trash.


My nursery was not built for triplets.


Family trees.  The triplets are generation two.


Aqwe heads off to work and leaves Phillip on triplet duty.  That should teach him not to wonder off during the magic of childbirth.


Birthday time.  Happy birthday Quay.  Quay is an aries with 10-10-5-0-9.  I checked and Quay is an elf.


Quennel is a Virgo with 10-0-9-8-5.


Quigley is a Virgo with 10-0-5-0-10.


We have got our hands full.


The ghosts are constantly going after Phillip.  I can’t even get him energized.  They had better not kill him.  I can’t do triplets with one parent.  Ok, I could but I don’t want to.

Well that’s about all for this season.  Aqwe and Phillip have been trying to get pregnant but no luck yet (yeah! I’m not ready.)  Aqwe is working as a Desk Sergeant. Phillip is an acclaimed muralist.  The triplets have learned all their skills and will age to children day one of next season.  Wow.  What a ride.

Next up…The Carter Family.

Spring Years 21-28–Cobb 1


The Cobb Family is:  Malcolm Cobb (Permanent Platinum Romance Knowledge Sim – new life time want is max 7 skills), his daughter Tammy Cobb (Fortune Knowledge – Top Oceanography), Tammy’s husband Louis (Permanent Platinum Knowledge – new life time want is max 7 skills) and their daughter Melissa.

Right as we left last time, Tammy had her first baby bump.  The pregnancy was an ACR surprise that I didn’t want.  As soon as the baby is born we are going to try out the ACR birth control and see how that works.  The Cobbs & Gambles (of which many are both) are taking over the neighborhood.


Louis (world class ballet dancer) doesn’t go to work for the next four days so he gets to work on finishing off those pesky skills.  Then we may start looking for a second career.


Tammy makes it home from work.  She is still working up the Oceanography field.  She is actually only 34 hours pregnant but you can’t tell it from this pic.


Louis maxes his skills and completes his 2nd ltw.  Now he wants to go into journalism.  He eventually takes a job in education because it was the best thing available.


Tammy joins the rank of the permanently platinum by reaching the top of the oceanography field.  TG! Tammy has now given up her job to go into the natural science field.  Due to a harder jobs hack, she is now a rat keeper.  Yeah!


Our last look at Melissa the toddler.


Enter Melissa, family heiress and adorable child.



I don’t think I’ve ever shown you any of the Cobb house so here goes nothing.  This is the first floor.  Extra large nursery because we started with CAS triplets.  A living room and a kitchen.  An entry way and two small bathrooms.  Also a hot tub just out back because Malcolm was a romance sim.  He acts more like a knowledge sim thesee days.  I think his age is starting to show.  Or he’s depressed over only being able to see Theo at night.


Second floor.  Several bedrooms because this has been a large family so far.  Several bathrooms.  Two sewing machines as that is the family business.  Also a balcony with telescopes and a punching bag.


The family has a small garden plot and a fruit grove.  Also a decorative pond and a soccer field that rarely gets used. 


Finally, this family doesn’t have a garage or actually any area to park a car.  Instead they have a private patio with a bar, musical instruments, ballet bar and energizers.  Even the normals know how to work machinery. 

All the lots are 4x4 and I build as I go.  Also I play from the back of the lots.  That is why things are as they are.


Front and back of the house at night.  Notice anything missing?  I always forget to add windows.  LOL.  Oh well.  They don’t need them anyway.


Oh damn.  Baby time.  Come on one.  Come on one.


Just one this time.  It’s a little boy.  Michael Cobb born March 13, 23 AF.


I thought Michael might have been a clone of Melissa but look, freckles.  Yeah.


Malcolm maxes his second career track.  There won’t be a third.


The generation one portraits are complete.


Michael becomes a toddler and is rock’n the long hair.  His is a pisces with 5-3-8-3-6.


For reasons I can not explain, Malcolm is having to walk to work every day.  Maybe normals don’t know how to fly?

Well, Malcolm walked to work but he didn’t come home.  Not sure the problem.  Had to retrieve him before he died.  No payment for work for the last two days.  I think we are just going to let Malcolm quit.  He can be a stay at home grandpa.


As the spring comes to an end, Michael becomes a child. 


Tammy is a scatmaster.  She has earned 6 hobby plaques.  She has rolled up the want for a baby.  We are ignoring that.  No more babies.

Louis is an elementary school teacher.  He has two hobby plaques.  The family is trying to get the 10 for the household.  Still a few to go.

Malcolm is unemployed.  He will become an elder in the summer.  He isn’t looking forward to that.

Melissa has a gold badge in gardening.  Michael…is a child.

Next…the Terry Family.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Spring Years 22-28–Gamble 1


The Gamble Family is:  Theo Gamble – permanent platinum bisexual romance / fortune Vampire alien.  His twins by alien abduction: Vena  (Knowledge – Ecological Guru) & Gunthur (Popularity – 5 top businesses).  Dancesphere abduction son Hero & daughter Wahalla .


Wahalla ages up.  The nursery is finally empty.


Vena & Gunthur run the family business for a while.  Both earned a gold badge in sales & cashiering. 


Yet another vampire in town.  It’s becoming and epidemic.


Hero becomes a teen.  I think he’s the best looking of his siblings.



Yet another of the Gamble children has grand aspirations.


Theo loans Gunthur the money to start his own business.  A music pavilion was built.  After a slow start, Gunthur & Hero managed to work the business up to level 10.  Not only that but Gunthur managed to double the money his father gave him. Gunthur has now bought a building that he hopes to turn into a clothing store.


Gunthur meets the Brownie University cheerleader.  Yes, the one and only.  Now he can’t wait to get to uni.


Winston Ogg comes home with Wahalla almost every day.  I guess that makes sense since he lives across the street.


Vena is thrilled to see her grandma.  Shelby visited with over half the family that night.


Theo finishes off his lifetime aspirations.


Gunthur chooses a secondary aspiration.


And then it happened, Vena learned that discovering logic can be dangerous.


It’s a bumpy landing.


Her siblings point and laugh…and thank the gods they didn’t get selected.  (The haunted teddy bear was deleted because…I don’t like spooky bears.)


Due to my various hacks, Vena finds herself expecting.  She does her best to stay healthy and active.


She also maxes her skills.


STOP!  I have the triplets and quads hack but I never use it.  However, I decided (in my brilliance) to reset the odds and start using it just to add flavor.  Odds are: quads 2%, triplets 8%, twins 20% & single births 70%.


Vena goes into labor.  We press the random button.


Son of a…


It’s TWINS.  Vena has two daughters, Xena & Y’Anna.


We welcome generation three a little earlier than expected.




Five minutes after giving birth Vena, Gunthur & Hero head off to college.


Roman welcomes his half siblings to college and pledges them all into the Greek House.  Eventually they all move in and take over the joint.


Roman heads back to Gumdrop Hills.


Bye Roman.  See you soon.