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!!