Monday, June 30, 2008

Round 4 - Rosada House

We start Round 4 back at the Rosada house which is beyond a doubt the ugliest house in Finality Springs. It's also the smallest lot at just 2 x 2 so there isn't much to work with. Hopefully someday things will get better here. I'm resisting the urge to move them out and bulldoze the lot. Barely but I'm resisting.
The only two residence at Rosada house are Amethyst Rosada and her son Beryl. Beryl is the illegitimate son of James Lancaster. Of course he doesn't know that. Honestly, most people don't know that Amethyst has a son. She's kept him her well hidden little secret.
Which isn't hard to do since Amethyst is what you would call a loner. She loves working in her garden - when I force her to - or playing computer games late into the night. She never rolls up wants to see people or tend to her child or talk to people. It's really kind of sad. She does have two dogs that are constantly popping puppies - that she then gives away - but she only pays just enough attention to them to keep them among the living. Can you tell that Amethyst and I just aren't the best of buds? If it were allowed I'd feel her to a cow plant.

Well eventually Amethyst's little secret became old enough to start school. Any idiot can tell where Beryl got half of his dna, so I thought it was time for him to meet his father. Amethyst didn't want to but I made her invite over James who brought his grandson Zackary with him for the visit.

SURPRISE! Things were awkward to say the least. Of course there was no denying that Beryl is a Lancaster so the guys spent the day playing chess and getting to know their newest family member. Zackary, meet your uncle Beryl.

While the guys stayed indoors, Amethyst entertained the garden club. Unlike last season, this season she had improved her little garden enough to earn her family a wishing well.

Not much more happened here at the Rosada house. Amethyst has just learned that her sister Danielle will be moving back home this fall. Beryl is still in public school because I've been to lazy to invite over the headmaster. Amethyst just wants to earn more MONEY!

Rosada House 1

  • Amethyst Rosada - adult - permanent platinum - working as a Blockbuster Director
  • Beryl Rosada - child

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Round 4 - University 1

Ahhh, university play. Such fun. Such excitement. Way to much fun for anything other than a summarization.
Danton Holiday brought his high school sweetheart Pania to college with him. Danton is a romance sim who longs to be a celebrity chef. Pania is a romance sim who wants to be a hall of famer. Danton studied art while Pania studied drama. Right before graduation, Danton asked the lovely Pania to be his wife. Neither really want marriage but they'll get over it.
His brother Jazz Holiday brought his high school love Krickett to college with him. Jazz is a pleasure sim who wants to be a professional party guest. Krickett is a romance sim who I think wants to be a Rock God. Before graduation Jazz proposed marriage and Krickett accepted. Scariest thing about these two Holiday couples is that each brother has three bolts with both their own and their brother's fiance. And with three out of four being romance sims, things could get rather complicated in the future.

Mars Roswell came to college alone. He found love with Stella Terrano. One bolt love. They fell in love on their own but I refused to move her in and play her through college so after graduation they parted ways. I've promised his father that he will get grandkids from Mars so I'm sure marriage with someone will happen eventually. Mars was a fortune sim who wanted 5 top businesses. I rerolled him his sophomore year and now he's a popularity sim....who wants 5 top level businesses. Yes, my forehead was a bit bloody there for a little while. Had I known this would happen, I'd have left him a fortune sim. It much better suited him.

Ariana Rosada and Adrian Lancaster both came to college alone. While I wasn't there to control them, they fell in love with each other. They managed to have two bolts post make over so I told them they could stay together if they really wanted to. Ariana is a knowledge sim who wants to be a criminal mastermind. She maxed her skills in college while getting her degree in math. Adrian is a romance sim who wants to be a hall of famer. He studied drama. He checked out every woman in sight but he was good for the most part. These two graduated and headed home to play house. No engagement yet but I would think they will get married eventually.

Danielle Rosada was a popularity sim who wanted 5 top level businesses. She went to college alone and in her sophomore year I rerolled her. She is now a pleasure sim who wants 50 1st dates. Her Junior year she moved out of the greek house and got to it.
She managed to get all 50 first dates in before her Senior year. Then, out of boredom, she started working on 50 dream dates. As you can see, she has left all her morality back at the sophomore counseling session. She's dated and had woohoo with several of her best friends men.
Of course the men are generally romance or pleasure sims and they just don't care. Dani graduated college with 41 dream dates under her belt. She stayed single and moved back in with her sister Amethyst. Her current want is to fall in love with Dakota Holiday who the gypsy brought to her as a blind date despite the fact he was on the verge of marrying someone else. Bad gypsy.
Before installing Free Time, Bryan had just grown up in a college dorm and hadn't been played in college at all. Bryan is a fortune sim who wants to be chief of staff. But something happened to poor Bryan after I installed Free Time.

Bryan was suddenly a blood sucking vampire. He had no memory of being bitten and becoming a vampire. Never the less, Bryan was a night walker. I left him that way for a while. It added the challenge of daytime classes and the blah blahs was just a hoot. After a bit the novelty wore off and Bryan found himself a cure.

When I sent Bryan to school I had such plans for him. He didn't listen to no one thing I said. All on his own he fell in love with Bridgit Rosada. Since he was so down and out following his fang removal, I let him get his first kiss with Bridgit. Could have sworn he had already been making out in high school with Venice Holiday but as already proven, Bryan was a little glitchy post FT. Now Bridget is a knowledge sim and just not at all right for Bryan so I made them separate and study in different rooms. No roaming for these two.

Instead Bridgit maxed all her skills and then set out to see if a greek house could get a wishing well. Turns out you can. It does help to have a pond underneath your foundation. Also good for those gold badges.
With the wishing well, Bridgit wished for love. She got a down townie. Not what I wanted but they have three bolts for each other. I do try to let my simmies keep their true loves.
So right before gradation, Bridgit Rosada asked her boy friend to marry her. I don't actually remember the guys first name but his last name is Palmer and they will be starting a new house together after college.
With FT installed, I used my greek house for experimentation purposes. Everyone got to work learning how to sew and make pottery. Right before Mars graduated, everyone handed off their hand made creations to our future business owner. Business number one will be a wonderful arts and crafts store. Mars graduated and headed home. He's taking over his parents house.
Finally, Bryan gets his act together. He remembers that he was suppose to marry Venice. He purposes. She accepts. Two happy fortune sims off to take on the medical world.
Just threw this one in because I thought Venice looked really good post makeover. No idea why I waited so long to change her hair but I did. Of course in that dress one can't help but think she should have been a romance sim.

Finally, Dakota Monterey headed to college with her boy friend Nate Daymer. Both are popularity sims with career based life time wants. Right before graduation Nate popped the question. Dakota said yes. Somehow I think she may be having some doubts though. No idea why. They have three bolts. They aren't romance sims. They don't have any secondary aspirations. So go figure.

And that brings us to the end of another painful university round.

13 sims. All with 4.0 grades. All in the secret society. All are big men on campus. All are out of here.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Round 3 - End Notes

Just a quick look around the ever expanding town of Finality Springs.
End of Round Three Points
Sims in game: 63 points (61 alive & 2 not so alive)
Impossible Wants: 6: 18 points
Neighborhood Worth: $959,040: 10 points
Platinum Graves: 2 points
Summa Cum Laude Grads: 13 points
Big Man on Campus: 13 points
Shrink Visits: -1 point
CAS Elder Lifetime Want: 10 points
Total Current Points: 144

Round 3 - Lancaster House 3

William Lancaster (Family - Education Minster) and is fiance Jaela Glissade (Knowledge - Chief of Staff) moved back to Finality Springs after college and bought themselves a little house. William quickly found a job in Education and in no time was an Education Minister like his twin brother.
Jaela had other concerns. Amongst them learning everything about everything. She accomplished that in record time.

She then took a job in the education field and became an Education Minister as well.
Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance around looking like a crazy person.
For financial reasons William and Jaela gave up the education life. They instead went into the natural science field. In no time they were both Ecological Gurus.

They did many home improvements this summer with the cash they earned. They started a lovely garden and then earned a wishing well. After all they couldn't let Brendon and Iris have something that they didn't have.

To celebrate their successful summer, William Lancaster married Jaela Glissade in a very private ceremony.

As summer came to an end, Jaela realized that there would soon be another little Lancaster running about Finality Springs.

Lancaster House 3

William Lancaster - Family - permanent platinum - working as Ecological Guru

Jaela Glissade Lancaster - Knowledge - Chief of Staff - working as a medical researcher

Round 3 - Lancaster House 2

Brendon Lancaster (Popularity - Captain Hero) and his longtime girlfriend Iris Faststien (Popularity - Media Magnet) returned to Finality Springs after college and purchased this lovely home. {I never claimed to be a builder}

Brendon quickly got a job in Education. In no time he as an Education Minister. Apparently there are several of those around town. Although Brendon would rather of gone into law enforcement, there was a temporary hiring freeze so his big dreams of becoming Captain Hero will just have to wait for a little while.

Iris took a job as an artist. In no time she was being called a Visionary by those in the know. Although the money was great she eventually gave up the art world to pursue a life in journalism. Apparently that was just where she needed to be because in no time she found herself a Media Magnet. An extremely happy one at that.

After reading a how to guide online, Brendon and Iris set about to earn the coveted Wishing Well. They succeeded and would like to thank Wen personally for all her helpful advise.

Being popularity sims, Brendon and Iris spent most of the summer entertaining old friends and making new ones.

By summers end, Brendon had thirty best friends and a phone that rings nonstop.

Iris also has thirty best friends. Many of them overlap so really I'd say we have about forty some odd best friends between them.

With nothing better to do, Brendon started thinking that he should make an honest woman out of Iris. He asked. She accepted. The wedding will hopefully be this fall.

After all, Iris needs to become a Lancaster before that nasty risky woohoo takes another victim.

Well that's all from Lancaster 2. Until next time.

Lancaster House 2

Brendon Lancaster - Popularity - Captain Hero - working as Education Minister

Iris Faststien - Popularity - permanent platinum - working as a Media Magnet