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Ramblers House 010 Chapter 1

House 009 Chapter 7 < | > House 010 Chapter 2

First, we need to see what our new goals are:

House 010 Building Goals: 
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home worth at least $50k Simoleons
*Include a pool and a designated personal workout area
House 010 Generational Goals: 
Max Wellness Skill
Max Gourmet Cooking Skill
Eat "healthy" for the whole generation
Raise the heir to Young Adult age

… Doesn’t seem too bad.

Then, Cassidy gets her makeover.

I did change her hair to be more with the healthy, fit theme. And all her clothes were changed. She also had grey eyebrows.. and it was annoying me, so I changed them to match. She’s gorgeous!

Then, we check on her inventory, sell everything, get rid of our money.. and check her stats panels.

Lastly, I roll for lot traits.

And.. with that.. we’re ready to play!

Since this is the second house in this neighborhood, things are up to harvest, which is a big help.

After harvesting, we have enough for the all-important toilet.

We find mom walking around, and she cheers on our house 10 attempts.

… Then shortly after she leaves, I get this notice. Darn. RIP Eva!

I finally decide to get Cassidy a job. I picked Military because she can work on fitness and work from home. Seems like something she’d be into.

Her first job task: go jogging. So we get that done.

Her lot contents as she heads to her first day at work. She’s not doing too bad.

Working on wellness. Going to be spending a lot of time doing this in this house. Meanwhile, I’ve been watching for Young Adult males… unsuccessfully, I might add. And starting to get a little worried I’ll have to go with an adult.

Then.. I spot two of them, at the same time. We meet both, and get started on finding out their traits. One leaves, but it’s the other I’m more interested in, anyway.

His name is Keon, and he’s got pretty good traits.. so we start the romance train.


… And yay for a full “fun” bar. Thanks, Keon!

So far, we’ve been feasting on strawberries for food.

After she heads to work, Keon wakes up and I finally get a good look at him without his hat. He’s cute!

After work, Cassidy meets up with Dad. I find it funny that I was so worried about him dying before finishing his career, and he’s now lived past his wife.

The proposal….

… is a success! So, Meet Keon Gale!

See? I told you. Perfect traits. He’s a vegetarian, too!

He’s apparently born in game, which is kinda cool. Here’s his family.

And he’s older than us, but that’s okay.

Working on fitness for work.

We have to buy a cooler for Keon, since feeding him strawberries is out.

Shortly after, I’m able to afford a kitchen of sorts and start working on her cooking skill for the house goals.

Keon finds the yoga mat.

… He seems to like it.

We get invited to the spice festival, and I take advantage of it to harvest and sell the produce from there. I keep waffling about starting a garden, but I think I’ve finally decided not to.

Such a cute screenie of them at the festival. I love this couple!

Selling all the stuff from collection runs, plus our promotions, and we have the beginnings of a living room. Both immediately start with the book reading/leaving books everywhere, which will annoy me, but I’ll deal with it.

Keon apparently decides he wants to work out in the middle of the night.

And with that, our first week is over. See you next post!

House 009 Chapter 7 < | > House 010 Chapter 2

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Tails of Sulani – Chapter 2.2 – Tying the Knot

Chapter 2.1 | Rules for this challenge | Chapter 2.3

Generation Two: Brown

Appearance: Brown hair, unkempt clothing style
Traits: Loves Outdoors, Loner, Child of the Island
Aspiration: Beach Life
Occupation: Conservationist
House Goal: 20,000 worth

Tying the Knot

Cleaning up the beach is a daily chore, but one that I enjoy doing. Work is going great, as well. I really enjoy the science aspect, as well as the conservation aspect – keeping my beloved islands in good shape.

After work, I spent some time playing in the waterfall. Although I did wonder where the other lady got a waterproof cell phone…?

With a promotion, I was able to afford an actual kitchen – or, at least the start of one. I decided to host another Kava party.

First task: making the Kava.

My new niece, Kacy, was one of the guests, as well as my parents and the rest of the family. Kaci is – quite simply – adorable. I can’t wait to have one of my own. I also had invited Aleki so he would have a chance to meet my family before our big day.

Grayson (Rarahu and Kaleb’s son) was in a mood, and his mother tried her best to calm him down. She had no luck, though, and she sent him outside to play in the sand on his own.

Aleki seemed to get along with everyone well enough, which made me really glad.

Meilani had left her newborn, Barry, at home with a sitter, which was probably for the best, because with the crowd in my tiny house, I think the poor thing would have been very overwhelmed.

I’ve started doing a lot of work from home, and they have me out surveying local flora and fauna.

Neighborhood brawl day was a good way to get out some aggression and I had a good time with it. I won most of my fights, but winning wasn’t exactly the point of the holiday.

Work required more logic skill, so I bought myself a chess set, and have been busy learning whenever I can. I love my open air windows, too, because I can be inside and still feel like I’m outside.

For one of my promotions, they gave me a conservationist’s canoe, and it now is moored proudly out by my fish traps – which, by the way, are a huge source of income. They’re always bringing in nice hauls.

Finally, I had a day off of work – and it was a gorgeous day. So I invited everyone out to Sand Simoleon Seafood to celebrate Aleki and I’s marriage. I’m particularly proud of the fact that I’d saved up enough money that I was able to have a “real” wedding, unlike my parent’s getting married by eloping.

Yay! Finally, my days alone are over with. These last few days have been so lonely while I waited for a day off to get married.. but all that is over now.

Barry, once again, was left at home, but Kaci was there again (making a mess, of course.. gotta love toddlers!) … and Meilani had to spend some time with her to keep her out of more trouble.

The restaurant made a gorgeous cake, and everyone enjoyed watching Aleki and I make the first cuts to it.

Then, the traditional sharing of the cake…. and the evening was a huge success. Everyone hung out for a while at the bar and around the bonfire. Aleki and I stayed for a while, then headed home for our first official night as a married couple.

Eating breakfast on the bed reminded me that a dining room table needed to be on my priority list, and we discussed possibilities for Aleki’s career, since he was unemployed. He wanted to do something that would allow him freedom to be outside like my job did for me.. and something that didn’t require punching a time clock. That was definitely going to take some research.

I found some invasive species that needed spraying on some local coconut trees, and I quickly took care of that, all the time wondering what Aleki was deciding. I had also given him his all-important mermadic kelp as I left to do some work around the island, so I was hoping he would take the plunge, as it were, and be a merman by the time I got home.

Aleki was as dedicated as I was to the island, and vowed to help me keep our beaches trash-free.

Finally, Aleki braved the kelp. Later, he told me that the taste of it was definitely not desirable… but the other results were.

He can now swim just like me! And what a beautiful tail he has!

By the time I got home, Aleki had decided on a career. He was a Freelance Digital Artist, so he could be his own boss… and so work when the money was needed. … Which it was. So, in other words, he was working on his first commission when I got home. My paycheck and another promotion allowed us the ability to buy him a computer and tablet that he would need for work.. and a slight upgrade to the home.

That night, we decided it was time…

… And our first try was successful. We have our first nooboo on the way!! Both of us are so excited to start a family, neither of us wanted to wait for very long. Being able to work from home for both of us was going to be so nice so that we can watch our baby grow up without the need for nannies. ….But that’s a little ahead of the game. First I have to HAVE the baby…. and that requires more waiting than I really want… but such is life, right?

Chapter 2.1 | Rules for this challenge | Chapter 2.3

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Master Simmer Chapter 3.2

Back to Chapter 3.1 | On to Chapter 3.3

First, we check on our goals…

Set #16 – Retail Mogul (Get to Work) - Brock Ireland (heir)
Own a Retail Store worth at least 100,000 Simoleons
Have 3 top level employees
Have All Retail Perks

Set #26 – Comedian - Brynn Myles (spouse)
Get to Level 10 in the Entertainer Career (Comedian)
Master the Charisma Skill
Master the Comedy Skill
Complete the Joke Star Aspiration
Have 10 Perfect Comedy Routines
Have 3 Perfect Long Comedy Routines
Perform a Perfect Comedy Routine at a Gold Level Party 2 Times

And then I dive back into play. But before I start this post, I have to apologize. There’s not a lot of pictures for the amount of time played. Simmies were being boring, so I just kept playing until things got more interesting. Basically, there was a LOT of going to the retail store and working on getting perk points, when I was “home” I was working on getting Brent’s needs up and Brynn’s skilling for work. Not very interesting.

I load the game up.. and Aiden dies. Literally. Right away. Sigh. Well, I did say he was next.

Grim is unimpressed by the tears, and Aiden is whisked to the next life.

Hollie is our first employee…

And now she has two of three skills maxed, and is promoted to max.

Brynn working on her comedy routines. She’s level six in her career now.

And since they’re near aging up, I figure it’s about that time.

…That time to try raising a kid while working on retail and career.

Oh yeah, it’s harvest fest too.

The new “electronics room” .. it really ups the profit ratio, but perk points are still very slow in coming.

One of the rare moments they’re actually eating at the same time.

It’s time!

Meet Claire Ireland. Time will tell what genetics she got other than the dark skin.

Our second employee decides it’s time to die. At the store. During business hours. Sigh.

Poor girl. Some people look suitably shocked.. Everyone else just keeps shopping.

Wait. She was an alien?? .. Who knew?

Our new second employee maxes her first skill, maintenance, and gets a promotion.

Ooops. I forgot Brynn’s adult birthday.

… And Brent’s. Whoops.

Oh my gosh. She’s adorable! She ages up rolling the Wild trait.

Winterfest. Nobody gets anything particularly interesting.

Then Brynn gets this pop-up. Top of the career? Really? Sign me up!

And there’s our little wild one!

The next time I send Brent to “work”, I finish the store. Here’s the “final” value and some pictures.

As you can see, I added a “back room” and an upstairs place for food. Apparently I missed putting some columns on the outside of the building, but I’ll fix that next time I load the game.

Through playing, I’ve found the the challenge goals had to be changed for feasibility. They now read: (also crossed out what we’ve done)

Set #16 – Retail Mogul (Get to Work) - Brock Ireland (heir) 
Own a Retail Store worth at least 100,000 Simoleons 
Have 3 top level employees 
Have Spent 15,000 points on Retail Perks 

Set #26 – Comedian - Brynn Myles (spouse) 
Get to Level 10 in the Entertainer Career (Comedian)
Master the Charisma Skill 
Master the Comedy Skill (9/10)
Complete the Joke Star Aspiration 
Have 10 Excellent Comedy Routines (9/10)
Have 3 Excellent Long Comedy Routines 
Perform a Excellent Comedy Routine at a Gold Level Party 2 Times

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Bundles From Sixam – Chapter 1

Rules/Chapter List | Chapter 2

First off, the 100 baby challenge is one I’ve studiously avoided because it sounded like my worst nightmare. And yet, here I am. I had this idea to do an alien world, because I hardly ever play with aliens or the weird skin tones.. and I figured it was about time. So I spent DAYS researching the idea, putting together an alien – looking world for both Oasis Springs and Newcrest.. and setting up a rule set. However, I still didn’t even know whether what I wanted to do was even possible. But I had a great name for the project, and I was determined. So.. I let it sit for a while, and kept saying “I’ll get to it”.. and then I finally got brave enough to try. … And try.. And try.. and I could NOT get my alien male pregnant. After hours of loading and reloading a game, I finally gave up, near tears that my grand idea wasn’t going to pay off.

After letting myself “cool off” for a couple days, I decided to try it with a non-alien. And reloaded and loaded for quite a while.. still horribly frustrated. Then, just by CHANCE.. I happened to notice him complain about nooboos and have a glowy belly. And I realized my mistake. I was thinking he’d get a moodlet to confirm fairly early on… which is completely not the case. It takes 24 hours for a moodlet to show up. So I was reloading too soon.. and by not actually watching my sim closely, I had probably reloaded on a pregnant sim countless times.

Through all the frustration, I had meant to take pictures.. but it turned out I took very few. So we start out by 1, meeting our first “matriarch”.. and then seeing him pregnant. So, forgive the lack of pics.. but with all the loading – reloading mess, they just didn’t happen. Anyway. Meet Malakai Lucky.

He was made through a create a sim story, hence the sort of weird traits for a writer. He’s also not getting a job, because I found freelance writer career annoyed me. So he’s just going to write. At home.. all by his lonesome. He started out with above average funds, and with the ruleset I “created” (read: combined), he gets a 50,000 payment for his services, plus a 1,000 simoleon weekly stipend. So he was able to afford the “spaceship” home in the picture.. minus furniture. I bought what little furniture I could, and cheated to get the science satellite (since I’m doing this mod-less).. and got started. If you’re curious, the original house that it was built on is by Anchesenamon and is on the gallery, along with her entire Oasis Springs alien world that I downloaded. The Newcrest lots are mostly cobbled together futuristic lots, and a few venues I edited or put together to “fill out” the world. Whether I use all of them, is yet to be seen. I have intentions of playing the kids “rotation-style” when they move out, but we’ll see. Oh, and one final note: I do use loading and reloading to make sure he’s pregnant when I do his abductions, but I will not use it for cheating to avoid bad things happening. I figure it’s usually a one-try thing for female sims to get pregnant, so it makes sense for me to make it the same for him. Without the woohooing and wooing the “donors”, though, his fun need (& social) is perpetually tanked at the beginning, but that’s another story.

Oh yeah, and here’s the lot traits I’m using:

Anyway, my first action.. is to set off the satellite once an evening so his chance for abduction is at the “max”.

And here’s the glowy tummy. First picture is after the moodlet arrived, so he’s got a preggo belly, but I wanted to make absolutely SURE he was pregnant before starting to blog. At this point, I’m having a TERRIBLE time keeping his moods up and getting a lot of writing/gardening done to get a base of money started. His social and fun needs are always in the red, so he’s pretty miserable most the time.

And.. it’s D-Day. I’m thoroughly intrigued by the cool light animations on the floor while he’s giving birth.

Twins! Meet Ariel and Allie. And here’s where the fun begins.. and his social need finally is okay.. but now he’s completely exhausted all the time because he’s in a cheap bed.

Did I start the next pregnancy too soon?? .. Probably. But I did it anyway. Hindsight is 20/20 and all that.

In preparation for the toddlers to come, I buy him a mini kitchen. With what little funds we have.

And this is how he gets his sleep. Because by the time he gets to bed, one of them is crying again. Poor Malakai. He’s probably not feeling very “Lucky” anymore! (Yes, 80% of the twins’ first days were thunderstorms. I quickly discover that the house as it is is NOT going to work. It needs a roof.)

And here they are “grown up”. The little chubby aliens are SO adorable, and I’m immediately hooked.. which is why I got so very annoyed at the fact that every time I went to save, my game would completely crash. After four or five times of this in the space of a couple hours, and having to perpetually replay the same time and re-age the kids up…. I finally googled what was going on, and found a “solution”.. backing up completely and resetting to factory defaults for the game. SIGH. So.. I did that. And luckily, half an hour later.. it worked. No more crashing.

And… it’s that time again.

Yay! Twins again!.. and a second alien bassinet.. Finally.

Also of note.. I finally was able to afford him an appropriate bed. It seemed alien-ish enough. *grin*  .. oh, and meet Brielle and Bridget. At about this time, I also rebuilt the house to add a roof and make sure all stairs except for the “yard” ones are indoor. I got tired of the “run inside” moodlet/action all the time.

So.. I ended up with FIVE DAYS of having four toddlers due to my poor planning. !!!! .. I was clearly not thinking. Somehow, I got into a rhythm, though, and got things going more or less smoothly.

Malakai: “Please… be quiet… for two seconds??”

Aliens: “HEHEHEHE” .. Nope.

And here’s what happened to the garden. It died. Miserably. So I sell it.

The first set of twins grow up.. and this is pre-disguise.

#1… And Meet Ariel.

All kids traits and aspirations are rolled randomly.

Here’s a sad #2.. Meet Allie.

She has a thing for hats, apparently. (Oh yeah, I’m leaving their disguises alone. No makeovers except for removing some sunglasses here and there.)

Finally.. a place for everyone to eat. What an adorable family. I apologize for the lack of “growing up” pictures, but I was running around chasing toddlers like a chicken with no head, so pictures completely left my brain. I’ll try to do better in coming posts.

The second set of twins grow up. Baby #3.. Meet Brielle.

Such a cute disguise. I didn’t get a good picture of it, but these twins got pointy ears (the first set didn’t) when they’re out of disguise.

And a very annoyed baby #4.. Meet Bridget.

Still no possible heir.. but we have plenty of time. (Heir must be male.. and that’s when we’ll find out if aliens get pregnant from abductions, too….)

Happy Winterfest! We strike out on presents.. nothing that’s worth anything for anyone. But they do get some new toys.

… While Malakai is putting away the new toys.. I see the telltale glow.. here we go again!!

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Who’s Crazy Now? – Chapter 1.3

Chapter 1.2 | Chapter 1.4

Welcome back to the madhouse! We are currently at -35 points with aspirations uncounted. I’ll rectify that at the end of this post.

We start with Jaxson growing up! So, finally, we’re down to only two toddlers. He got the Happy Toddler trait, which is +5 points, and maxed the potty skill, communication, and movement. So +15 for those. Grows up with the Genius trait rolled in.

.. Still working on those books.

… Or.. well, we were. Little Tyson looks concerned for Dad.

But not for long. -5

Ahh… life in an ISBI. Broken sink, stinky toddler.. gotta pee… always something to be done. Here we are trying to get Coty to max his potty skill.

Work required some paintings.. and this picture is how I noticed that I didn’t remember to put the stilt foundation in on the addition.

Sleeping with my Gnomies?? (Yup, it’s Harvestfest.)

.. I just realized this post is just a bunch of fails. With very little else. I apologize! – 5.

I swear, he does something other than fail. See.. he made that dinner.. and the toddler’s eating.. and the other one is in bed… Jesse just didn’t make it there himself. – 5.

Drinking potion #2. He doesn’t look like he enjoys it.

Coty looks on as Dad passes out yet again. Jaxson is being awesome and cleaning up.. and it looks like Fetia is literally just standing around. Thanks, hun. -5.

Coty All grown up. He also got Happy toddler and three skills maxed, I just don’t remember which ones other than the Potty skill. +20! There’s no cake picture.. because, well, with Jesse passing out all the time, I never got to the cake… Sorry, kiddo. Rolls Perfectionist.

Tyson grows up.. and is Blonde??? He maxed two skills and got Happy toddler. so +15 from him. Note: puddle is from broken fridge. He rolls the Glutton trait.

I was trying to wait for an Arts Quarter performer in a snow storm.. but Jesse had other ideas. We did finally find one. But Had the one fail to show for it.

Finishing up the dates for the Soulmate aspiration.. and in the middle of a date, Fetia passes out. Way to go, watcher. (Me) I forgot to watch her needs. Kinda cute that the rest of the family is in the picture, too.

Decorating the tree for Winterfest. All the kids are helping. Fetia should be, too.. but instead she’s busy stealing Jaxson’s bed.

Sigh. Here we go again. -5.

Banked a new potion.

.. and a third..

.. And we end up with four saved up.

And.. time to add things up! That’s -40 just from passing out. Sigh. But at least we got +55 from the kids aging up. Also, +10 for finishing the Soul Mate aspiration. Going through and counting up his milestones from all his aspirations, he’s got 9 of them complete (not counting the last one on Soul Mate). – Milestones are as follows : the first two for painter, the first two for writer, The first one for Serial Romantic, the first three for soulmate, and the first one for Angling Ace. All of that puts us in the positive. Woohoo!

Total Points: 95

Self Wetting: -5
Pass Out: -80
Failing School: 0
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs: 0
Accidental Deaths: 0
Fires: 0
Social Worker Visit: 0

Single Birth: +5
Twins: +10
Triplets: 0
Any sim in the household completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child and Adult): +100
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (Child and Adult): +10
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers: +40
Skills (Child and Adult) maxed by NTH family members: 0
NTH children (Child and Teen) earning an A in school: 0
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs: 0
Happy Toddler Trait Earned: +15
Top-Notch Toddler Trait Earned: 0
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E): 0
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation: 0
Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation: 0
Every 100,000 simoleons earned: 0
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder: 0

Chapter 1.2 | Chapter 1.4

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Who’s Crazy Now? – Chapter 1.2

Chapter 1.1 | Chapter 1.3

Since I forgot to put the points earned on the last post, I’ll note for posterity that I’m currently at +5 points, for the single birth. I completely forgot to count the milestones that Jesse has gotten to, so I will count them up at the end of this play session’s posts (I played two updates worth). I will note when I’m counting them up in the next post. Oh, and the title pic is a duplicate picture.. just to show you what I dealt with this whole update. A preview of coming attractions, if you will.

Anyway. Here we go!

We start out with a sweet moment between Jesse and Fetia. I do most of their dates at home so I don’t have to leave the munchkin with a sitter.

And.. since we need two kids for an ISBI.. we try for baby again.

Success! Jesse is, apparently, too busy to care.

.. Or maybe just too tired. -5

Banked another potion!

The toilet wasn’t broken… so why the accident, Fetia? Thanks for the -5.

Clean toddler! Jaxson is just so cute, I can’t get over it.

See? NOW the toilet is broken. And no accidents.

Another food-bringing party.

Baby time!

Ohhh… no. *facepalm* .. REALLY!?!?! Twins! +10! Meet Coty and Tyson (both boys).. and no, I don’t know which one is which.

Painting an emotional painting while waiting for a performer to review for a work at home task in the art district.

Banked another one! (Also, I apparently had to have him drink one and didn’t take a picture.)

… -5 thanks to the twins.

Jaxson.. where are you going, son?

Working on some good books for the aspiration.

Awww… look they’re all sleeping together. -5.

-5 …. and here’s where I decided that the twins absolutely could not be in the same room as poor Jaxson while he’s trying to sleep.

.. So we spend what little money we have on a new room.

Fetia.. why are you eating spoiled food and smiling about it? Just.. eww.

This one’s Coty. He rolls Charmer..

And this one’s Tyson. .. Who also rolls Charmer. Could be worse.

.. And that’s dad, down for the count again. -5.

Poor Jax. At least he’s not sleeping in the mess. -5 again.

… I’m really having trouble here. I should have planned the pregnancy better! Three toddlers at once is.. well.. as much of a nightmare as you’d think.

I was just about to take a picture because all of them were sleeping at once. I spoke slightly too soon. Sigh.

Tyson gazing curiously at dear old Dad. Wondering if this means he’ll get a bath when Jesse wakes up.

Spoiler: he does. Eventually.

And.. this is as good a stopping spot as any!

Total Points: -35

Self Wetting: -5
Pass Out: -40
Failing School: 0
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs: 0
Accidental Deaths: 0
Fires: 0
Social Worker Visit: 0

Single Birth: +5
Twins: +10
Triplets: 0
Any sim in the household completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child and Adult): 0
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (Child and Adult): 0
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers: 0
Skills (Child and Adult) maxed by NTH family members: 0
NTH children (Child and Teen) earning an A in school: 0
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs: 0
Happy Toddler Trait Earned: 0
Top-Notch Toddler Trait Earned: 0
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E): 0
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation: 0
Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation: 0
Every 100,000 simoleons earned: 0
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder: 0

Chapter 1.1 | Chapter 1.3

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Island Spirits – Chapter Three

Chapter Two | Island Spirits Welcome page | Chapter Four

The very first thing Utel did upon waking up was to start planting her garden. As sure as Nork was that they were going to get kicked out of the village, was as sure as she was that they would be staying. She had faith in her vision. And her vision told her this is where she would live and raise her children. To do that, she would need a steady stock of food. The best way to achieve that, as far as she knew, was a garden that would produce all year round. The plants she had collected on the trip were a good starts, but she would need others as the seasons progressed.

Nork awoke feeling every bit of dirt from their long trek sticking to him uncomfortably… and his first thought was to follow the sound of rushing water to get clean. He found a waterfall, and gratefully washed himself until the grime from the journey was gone and he finally felt fresh and clean again. Then, he stood around for a moment, deciding what to do. Being as worried as he was about getting them kicked out of the village, he decided to go join the fishermen that the chief had mentioned for the day.

The Fishermen turned out to be a bunch of jovial fellows, who were more than willing to have Nork join them for the day. In fact, they welcomed him wholeheartedly to the village, which made Nork feel ever so much more welcome.

They showed him some of the best fishing locations around, and they caught a decent haul to feed the village, along with just enough for Nork to take home a fish or two to his hut for dinner. (He had been quick to say he didn’t need more, because his traveling companion wouldn’t eat fish – which ensured several rounds of hilarity with the men.) He said farewell to Brak, Dhok, and Tik, and headed back to his camp.

The sun was setting by the time be got home, and Utel was apparently already asleep, so he built a fire as quietly as he could and cooked his well-earned dinner. He was afraid to do too much to make this a home just yet, but, with Utel’s efforts at gardening, it was clearly already looking like a decent homestead.

In the morning, Utel work up early to take care of her plants. And then she had a thought. They would do so much better in better soil than the sandy beach soil. Perhaps Nork was handy with tools and could make her some raised garden beds? She was more than willing to get good jungle soil from the areas around the beach and move it to their garden, but she had to have a way to keep it here. So, she brought her idea to Nork.

Nork, who was feeling magnanimous after a good sleep and a great day yesterday, agreed to try. He built himself a workbench and started working immediately. He then pointed out the waterfall, trying not to wrinkle his nose too much and offend the stinky Utel.

Utel, of course, knew very well where the waterfall was, but she wasn’t going to tell Nork that. She went and washed up, then spent some time catching frogs and playing in the water. It was a glorious day, and she couldn’t see any reason to not celebrate it.

On the way back, she found some trash on the beach and quickly cleaned it up. She believed in keeping her environment clean – even if it wasn’t at her homestead.

Nork was taking a break for lunch when she returned, and had already made great progress on building planter beds for her garden. Utel thanked him profusely, and offered him some herbs to make his fish taste better.

Warily, he sprinkled some on the fish while it was cooking, and immediately a mouthwatering aroma filled the area. His eyes lit up, and Utel could see her gift was more than payment enough for the garden boxes. The rest of the day was spent in companionable silence, Nork working on boxes, and Utel filling the ones he’d built and transplanting the plants into their new homes.

By the end of the day, they were both exhausted, but happy with the work they had done, and Utel couldn’t help but give Nork a big hug for all he had done. He was surprised, but, amazingly, not upset about her intrusion into his personal space. Both headed to bed full, tired, and content.. a recipe for a good night’s sleep.

The next morning, Nork surprised Utel with a Bee Box. He’d even found a hive and managed to transplant them into the box already. This would mean her plants would thrive.

Utel couldn’t help it. She jumped excitedly into Nork’s arms to thank him for his hard work.. and then wondered if he had held her close that long on purpose.

Not long after breakfast, Chief Guar and Saelua stopped by with good news. The chief had had a meeting with his elders, and after watching Nork and Utel’s work ethics and efforts to make a home, the elders had decided that Nork and Utel were more than welcome to join the tribe officially. A ceremony was planned for a few nights from then, and they were strongly cautioned to attend in their best clothes.

Saelua had other news. She had had another vision regarding Utel.. and this one showed her very pregnant, and very happy. At first, Utel laughed, but Saelua assured her that Nork was the man she should pursue for the strongest child. And Utel definitely wanted her child to be strong and capable. After some thought, Utel decided there was nothing to lose by at least trying a couple times. If the vision was true, the seed would be laid easily, right?

So, after the chief and the mystic left, Utel propsitioned Nork. Being a red-blooded male, he wasn’t about to refuse her, either…

… So the courtship began in earnest.

Once they were both exhausted, Nork dug up a pit for cooking in, and Utel prepared a feast of island vegetables to celebrate their acceptance to the village. It took a while to cook.. but by the time it was done, even Nork couldn’t resist the smells coming from the cooking pit.

Nork tried to remain taciturn, but it was hard when the food was this good. They both ate off of white shells that Saelua had brought them, and thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the meal. Then, they retired for the evening.

A day or two went by, and they finally fell into a companionable rhythm. Nork would go fish with his buddies, Utel would garden. Saelua had brought some more plants for her to add to her garden, and it was growing fabulously. Already she was starting to get some decent harvests.

And even more important.. her belly was growing. Sealua hadn’t been kidding when she said Nork was the strong male Utel needed to choose. There was now a baby on the way – even more reason for Utel to be glad for the official ceremony to bring them into the tribe.

Chapter Two | Island Spirits Welcome page | Chapter Four

Posted in My Sims 4 Challenges, Sims 4, Tails of Sulani

Tails of Sulani – Chapter 2.1 – Starting Over

Chapter 1.17 | Rules for this challenge | Chapter 2.2

Generation Two: Brown

Appearance: Brown hair, unkempt clothing style
Traits: Loves Outdoors, Loner, Child of the Island
Aspiration: Beach Life
Occupation: Conservationist
House Goal: 20,000 worth

Starting Over

So, here I stand, on my very own land. And with nothing but some kelp I have no current use for. Oh, and a conch horn that’s been passed down the generations. Mom mentioned how daunting starting out on your own was, but I didn’t really appreciate it until now. I rack my brain for what to do to start with… and decide that going out to the local bar sounded like a good idea. I invite my friend Leinani to join me, and head across town.

While there, it occurs to me I will need a job.. and I contact the local conservationist society. They are immediately welcoming and want me on board. Apparently our family has become fairly well-known, and they can’t wait to get me started.

Lienani and I chat for a while, and she is quick to commend me on my bravery at starting out on my own with nothing.

Then we cloudgazed for a while, which was relaxing. Something I definitely needed. She then had to go.. so I decided to explore and look for seashells and beach treasures. I ended up spending the rest of the day doing it.

By the end of the day, I was utterly exhausted. And there were more shells to pick up! But I had netted an amazing amount of shells that sold to the local tourist shop for a lot of money. And I really mean a lot. I ended up with about 5,000 simoleons.

Which was enough to build a small hut with just the bare necessities. By the next morning, I was missing home and the comfort of the place mom had built for all of us. But that was the past. .. And the future was here. So I was on my own. I resisted the urge to run home… and headed towards the ocean.

I set out some fish traps I had bought, and hoped they would catch something. Then I went for a relaxing swim.

Feeling much better, I laid out on a beach towel and enjoyed the late evening sun.

I ended up bronzed and beautiful. Which was one point towards my aspiration. Since work hadn’t started yet, I figured I should get started on something productive. Now I had to eat a coconut.

So I went to the local “grocery” stand and bought some produce. I intended to plant a garden with it, so I bought a few extra of each island fruit.

.. Then I ate a coconut. Not sure I liked it raw. So, in the interest of washing the coconut down, I returned to the bar. Only to find out it was bear night. I met quite a few men my age, but I couldn’t tell you what they looked like, due to the bear costumes. I did find out some of their traits, though, and one guy was particularly nice. I ended up chatting to him most of the evening. (A/N: I have no idea why I never took pictures of this event.. LOL)

By the time I got home, I was miserably tired, and went straight to bed.

After work, I went for a swim and cleaned up some trash floating on the ocean. Gotta keep my little lagoon pretty, you know?

Then, I was bored, so I invited over Aleki, the man from the bear suit the other night. To my surprise, he was gorgeous! .. He was also sad. So the first thing I did was cheer him up.

Then, we stood around and chatted. About everything. Since I had started out with nothing, the fact that I already had a home built astounded him, and he clearly approved of my working to keep the island clean and pristine in my career. He was a lover of the outdoors, after all.

I couldn’t resist. I had to know if he was as into me as I was into him. And he was!

… Definitely.

The fish traps were ready by morning, and I made a good haul. Both in the catch and in the money I made from selling it. I re-baited the traps with some of the fish I had just caught.

That night, I invited the family over, and had my first Kava Party. It went well, and seeing everyone was amazing. Meilani is apparently expecting my second niece or nephew, so huge congratulations to her and Austen.

Austen and I chatted about growing up and our new jobs. We’ve both gotten promotions, and are enjoying our chosen careers.

My tiny house was left a mess, but I definitely didn’t regret getting to see my family again.

The next day, I invited Akiri out to dinner at Sand Simoleon Seafood. Austen and Meilani were there again, and boy, is Meilani looking huge! She must be due any day!

The salmon was excellent, and the conversation was even better. Aleki and I really make a great couple.

I invited him to spend the night, and stayed up wondering if I could ever go through life without him. I came to some conclusions.

So, the next morning, I took a deep breath.. and let Aleki know how I was feeling.

Getting on one knee was humbling, but he was definitely all smiles. With a huge yes, my life was changing…. for the better! I know things seem to be going by quickly, but I’m 100% sure this was the right move.

Chapter 1.17 | Rules for this challenge | Chapter 2.2

Posted in My Sims 4 Challenges, Sims 4, Those Crazy Irish

Those Crazy Irish – Chapter 2.6

Back to 2.5 < | > On to 2.7

Welcome back! Wow It’s been a while since I played these guys… so … point check..

Current Points: 120 
-30 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
+25 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+40 Grades 
+30 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+20 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+10 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+10 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

.. and here we go…

Some family time.

Getting Branden to his level 3 skill for an A.

Look who’s an elder?

And who then stole a piece of cake before I could trash it. Naughty Sim.

Ashlie is still such a good mom. Here she is helping with homework on her own.

Alan autonomously playing with Brittney.

Maeve is haunting. And breaking everything. Fun.

Alan’s first outbreak work event.

All fixed! Time to go back to work.

Got this notice while at work.

Alan finishing up a surgery. I’m still having trouble with the last tier promotion – getting 5 correct diagnoses – but I think from what some friends have said it’s because his logic skill isn’t high enough for good cures.

Hi again Dominic!

Ashlie having some fun after work.

Helping with homework when I can.

The first critically ill patient shows up.

And Our second “A” .. that’s +10 points for today.

Oops. I forgot Brittney’s birthday.. or, well she aged before I could cake her.

She takes her teen career.. and an interesting trait set.

Becca makes it to the cake.

Both twins are gorgeous.

… So two hot heads and an Evil sim. *facepalm* what a generation.

Getting Brittney’s skills up for school.

Branden decides he wants to cook. Please don’t start a fire. Spoiler: he doesn’t.

A pretty good week.. if uneventful. One week left to play until I put up an heir poll… so, see you next post. Also… Alan should get his last promotion the next week. And his birthday to elder.. so I may simply retire him. They have plenty of funds.

Our points. +10 for grades. Yay!

Current Points: 130 
-30 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
+25 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+50 Grades 
+30 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+20 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+10 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+10 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

Back to 2.5 < | > On to 2.7

Schedule? Nope.. Rotation.

Well, now that I’ve tried the schedule I’ve made, I have decided to make it less stressful, and turn it into a rotation.  That way I’m not getting all upset and stressed when something happens and I can’t play on a certain day.. or don’t feel like playing, etc.. Also, I’m taking my Townie Rotation out of the mix for a while and putting it on hiatus. I’m just not feeling it right now. You’ll also notice I haven’t linked the two new challenges on the list. I haven’t set up a welcome page for either of them, yet. But those will be coming. If you want to see what’s next on the agenda, just check what my last post was in, and see my home page for this schedule.

First – Thrall’s Master Simmer Play two weeks, & post 1 / Who’s Crazy Now post 2
Second – Tails of Sulani (Mermaid Legacy) Play two updates worth & Post 1
Third – The Ramblers (Drifter Challenge) Play two weeks & Post 1
Fourth – Those Crazy Irish (ISBI) Play two weeks & Post 1 / Master Simmer post 2
Fifth – Island Spirits (Sulani History Challenge) Play one update & Post / Tails post 2
Sixth – Who’s Crazy Now? (Backwards ISBI) Play two updates & post 1 / Ramblers post 2
Seventh – Foreshadowed Sunset (Vampire Lineage) Play one update & Post / Those Crazy Irish post 2
Eighth – Bundles From Sixam (Alien 100 baby challenge) Play one update & Post

**First week of every month is set aside as a break/build/catch-up week and is the exception to the above “Rules”