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Master Simmer Chapter 3.2

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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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Master Simmer Chapter 3.1

Back to Chapter 2.6 | On to Chapter 3.2

First, we check on our goals… Again, I rolled randomly for them.. and by what I got.. I’m wishing I hadn’t. LOL.

Set #16 – Retail Mogul (Get to Work) - Brent 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-to-be)
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

Our first task, after checking the goals.. is to make our second sim. In the hopes that said sim has time to do anything with us working on the retail career. So.. Meet Brynn.

Next task: give Brent a makeover. He’s going to be a business man, after all. Hoodie and ripped jeans just don’t cut it anymore.

Third: we load the house to one bed missing. As in, one sim doesn’t have a place to sleep. Namely Brynn. And Brock probably doesn’t want the kiddie bedroom. So things have got to be changed.

I changed the master bedroom upstairs to be used for Brent..

And built an entire downstairs with a guest suite for Brock and Aiden.

Then I started playing. Finally.

Brynn gets her job…

.. They all sit down to breakfast… I got to buy the retail lot… and then everything goes wrong.

Now, to make a long story short.. things didn’t work out as planned, and I noticed that most of our money had mysteriously disappeared. I *think* it bugged when I added a sim to the family, but I can’t be sure. So, I saved a backup of the save, saved the family to my library to make sure I didn’t “lose” Brynn.. and recovered the save to the last time before I started all this new stuff. Money still there. Okayyy… so I added the family from the bin to a lot, moved Brynn over to the one with the money.. and yep. money still there. Deleted the bin family, and .. then realized I still had to fix the house and re-do Brent’s makeover. (As I’m typing this, I kept having to change Brent’s name, because for some reason I was calling him Brock.. wtg Thrall.) So.. I got lazy on the house. And this is what I did.

Stuck Brynn’s bed in the hallway of collections..

.. And upgraded Brent’s kid room to a “master” bedroom for him. And eventually, Brynn.

Then.. Brent’s makeover. Luckily I hadn’t changed a huge amount, and I remembered most of the clothes I had picked out.. so it went pretty smoothly.. and I didn’t have to take a new picture.

So.. let’s try this again.

Family breakfast again.

Our first customer. I plopped an EA Get to Work room down, and eventually edited a bit to get the “store”.. it’ll grow as we get funds to do it.

Took Brynn out to dinner.. it looks a little awkward to start with.

But pretty soon they’re really getting along..

.. and I mean really. =)

The store gets a bathroom.. because.. well.. I forgot about one earlier.

Here’s what the outside of the store looks like.

Shelves get dirty. Who knew?

Here’s our first employee, Hollie.

… who is learning skills quickly!

Breanna got her “A” today.. so it’s time for her to see the world.

She moves in with her aunties.

I finally get around to getting Brynn and Brent Hitched.

Aiden: *side eye of disapproval* “You should have had a wedding party!!”

Yep. I should have.

But that was too much like work.

And there were skills that needed working on. That trophy on the coffee table, by the way, was the gold reward from Aiden’s Charity party. Pretty cool looking.

She’s just so pretty. I hope she makes cute babies!!

Oh, this is a Love Day date. It goes far smoother than my mermaids’ Love Day date.. lol although this is the second date in a row Brent let someone steal the food I paid for… This is the second meal he ordered.

Grimm?? (Nice shadow, by the way…)

.. Oh yeah. It is about that time, isn’t it…

We use our polite introduction, ask him to hang out, and a couple more socials…

Yay! Achievement!

Sigh.. well, while you’re here….

Don’t know why Victor Feng is so sad. We didn’t even know the guy. But oh well. Now I’m down to a family of three. And Aiden shouldn’t be too far behind these other two deaths. So this house is going to get a whole lot easier really fast. But that’s the end of the sim-week.. so time for me to move on to another save!

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Master Simmer Chapter 2.6

Back to Chapter 2.5 | On to Chapter 3.1

First, we check on our goals…

Set #46 – Stylist - Aiden Ireland (heir) 
Get to level 10 of the Style Influencer career (Stylist)
Make over 15 sims 

Set #21 – Chef - Brock Savage (spouse) 
Get to Level 10 of the Culinary Career (Chef) 
(currently level 9)
Master the Cooking Skill
Master the Gourmet Cooking Skill 
Complete the Master Chef Aspiration 
Cook All Base Game Recipes in Excellent Quality

Set #4 – Master of the Real - Maren Brink (roommate) 
Get to Level 10 in the Painting Career (Master of the Real) 
(currently level 9)
Master the Painting Skill 
Master the Photography Skill 
Take and display 25 Perfect Quality Photos

And we seriously are almost done. … and I found playing this family with basically nothing to do incredibly boring, so you’ll have to bear with me as I race to finish this generation real fast in one post. I aged sims up when they had all their goals done, so there’s several early birthdays here, too.

First thing I do is invite Olivia over and finish that pesky Social aspiration. Of course, I forgot to get a picture.. but oh well.

Then, it’s time for Breanna to age up with her Top Notch Toddler trait.

.. What are you wearing? .. Oh, nevermind. Wear a bunny suit around the house in the daytime. Be weird. You do you!

Working on typing skills.

And this is what happens when Brock turns into an alcoholic. Ok. Not really. But he spends most his free time here.

… doing this. Um.. thanks, Brock.

Working on that creativity skill.

At least the bar is clean for once…

And.. success!

Aspiration number two.

We interrupt our regularly scheduled post for Harvestfest…

… Sorry, it was midnight when we finished this aspiration…

.. But yay for aspiration three.

Breanna’s working on getting her “A” so she can age up early, too. So she doesn’t get left behind.

Mental skill..

.. And that’s done!

Mm.. chocolate cake. (Except I don’t really like chocolate… lol)

Brent picks up the Fabulously Wealthy aspiration, because it’s the only one I can think of that’s appropriate while he’s working on a retail store.

And.. Maren is the first to come home with her level 10 career…

Well, technically second after Aiden.

Then, later, Brock finally maxes his.

.. I kept forgetting to have him “work hard”, so I wasn’t sure he was ever going to get there.

.. To be fair, she aged only a day and a half early. I’d already gotten the warning about her birthday.

Same with Brock.

Aiden making a derpy face.

… And that’s three elders.

Winterfest got in the way of them coming home with an “A” in school, but we paused to celebrate it anyway.

Not like anyone wanted to go outside in a blizzard, anyway.

A shot of them being a cute little family.

Both came home with an “A”.. and are eligible for aging up.

But, then I realize Brent is literally two badges away from maxing scouting, so I have him get to work on his fitness…

.. Then that outdoors badge.

.. And.. Llamacorn scout!

Happy Birthday Breanna!

.. Interesting random traits.. but okay.

Maren doesn’t look like she approves of the outfit.

And.. that’s the end of the generation.

Here’s Brent’s age-up screen. I chose his traits, hopefully they’ll help with retail, but I really don’t know.

And.. lastly.. Aiden’s final stats for his generation…

Lots of traits..

A successful career…

.. A ton of skills…

.. And so much money in the bank I’ll never be able to spend it. See you in Gen three!

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Master Simmer Chapter 2.5

Back to Chapter 2.4 | On to Chapter 2.6

First, we check on our goals…

Set #46 – Stylist - Aiden Ireland (heir) 
Get to level 10 of the Style Influencer career (Stylist)
Make over 15 sims 

Set #21 – Chef - Brock Savage (spouse) 
Get to Level 10 of the Culinary Career (Chef) 
(currently level 7)
Master the Cooking Skill
Master the Gourmet Cooking Skill (level 7)
Complete the Master Chef Aspiration 
Cook All Base Game Recipes in Excellent Quality

Set #4 – Master of the Real - Maren Brink (roommate) 
Get to Level 10 in the Painting Career (Master of the Real) 
(currently level 8)
Master the Painting Skill 
Master the Photography Skill 
Take and display 25 Perfect Quality Photos

We’re not doing too bad. The major thing left is promotions.. which just takes time. .. And then we get back to playing. I will apologize, however, this update is pretty short.. and boring. It was one of those “filler” weeks for my sims, so not much happened.

The little family. All together. Brock has the right idea, though. Naptime!

Bathtime for Breanna

.. Maybe Brock should be up watching Brent while Aiden is otherwise occupied.

Brent is furiously skilling, I’m determined to get him Top Notch Toddler so his skills will be easier next generation. The retail goal is hard enough without making skilling tough, too.

.. So little Brent is making a disaster all over the house. For imagination’s sake.

And that last pesky movement skill…

Woohoo! And there’s still a whole day to go! Now I can work on little Breanna instead.

Another major milestone. (No.. not the freezer bunny hoarding a cupcake..)

.. Now all we need are more promotions!

.. Nothing interesting happened for a while…

So here’s Brent all grown up and working on his homework. I gave him the self-assured trait. Hopefully being confident will help him with sales? I really don’t know. But we’ll see.

Playing with Aiden. Imagination skills for the win.

More homework. Boy, my sims are being especially boring this week. Brent is working on the social aspiration first.. and he’s just running around meeting people.. which isn’t especially interesting. On a side note, however, I discovered that somehow I didn’t have aging on for unplayed sims in this save file. Weird. But that’s why I found all the starting kids still as kids. I switched it on, so I can see some new sims in a while.

Searching for his muse on the stylist board. He had to for work.

Thinking skill. And it’s Brock’s turn for parenting skills.

Working on the mental aspiration next, since the beginning of it is the hardest part of child aspirations. The social one is my least favorite, but it’s easy. It’s just annoying.

The annoying reading requirement.. it takes requeueing it so many times…

Breanna looks confused as to what her brother and dad are doing. It’s like she’s trying to understand the kid’s book.

Aiden goes on an upgrading spree for something to do. He’s got all his promotions and skills finished, so he’s just bored. Or maybe that’s me.

Breanna “sneaking” up on Brock, who’s browsing the forums in his spare time (on his own initiative.)

She’s adorable. I keep wondering if I ought to make her heir.. but the other part of me is stubborn to keep it Brent, since I had already decided.

I just can’t stop watching her. Love her so much! Plus, she’s more interesting than the rest of the family at the moment.

That moment when someone who doesn’t live there anymore shows up uninvited and takes out your trash.. then says she has to go. … I was so confused.

And this is to commemorate… nothing. It was supposed to be for Brent finishing his first aspiration – the social one – but Olivia left (literally, just disappeared) before I could get her all the way to friend status. Guess I have to wait for next week/update!

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Master Simmer Chapter 2.4

Back to Chapter 2.3 | On to Chapter 2.5

First, we check on our goals…

Set #46 – Stylist - Aiden Ireland (heir) 
Get to level 10 of the Style Influencer career (Stylist)
(Currently level 9) 
Make over 15 sims (10/15)

Set #21 – Chef - Brock Savage (spouse) 
Get to Level 10 of the Culinary Career (Chef) 
(currently level 7)
Master the Cooking Skill
Master the Gourmet Cooking Skill (level 7)
Complete the Master Chef Aspiration 
Cook All Base Game Recipes in Excellent Quality
(Cooking done, just need gourmet finished now)

Set #4 – Master of the Real - Maren Brink (roommate) 
Get to Level 10 in the Painting Career (Master of the Real) 
(currently level 7)
Master the Painting Skill 
Master the Photography Skill (level 4)
Take and display 25 Perfect Quality Photos (14/25)

Time to play some more! We won’t get to Brent’s toddler birthday, but there are other birthdays this week. So Carry on…

Maren and Aiden having dinner.. at the bar instead of the table?

Brock’s working on his list of Gourmet recipes.

Happy adult birthday, Maren! Brock looks super unimpressed.

And… Brent is a toddler! Yay! He’s simply adorable. My son picked a cute one from the adoption list.. woohoo!

Getting some necessities out of the way. Like Potty Training.

Why did I take a picture of Aiden writing again?

Because he’s at level 10 now!

Brent! You’re supposed to read the books, not tear them up! Wild toddlers can be such a handful!

Dinner.. toddler-style. And that’s butternut squash soup, if you’re interested.

Lobster Thermador… we’re almost there, Brock! (And why does that look SO tasty. I haven’t had lobster in forever..)

Makeover 11/15. Four to go!

Angelina came home in one of those teenage mood swings.. so she’s off to the bathroom to talk it out to the mirror.

12/15.. getting there.

Brock finally did it!

And shortly after, he cooked his last listed food at Excellent quality.. so I can show the list this last post, and then forget about it. YAY!

Yup.. Maren is out taking pictures.. again. Incidentally, the featured photo for this post is also one of her photos. Some of them came out really nice.

And this .. is to commemorate Maxing photography.. but I forgot to get the UI shot. So you’ll just have to trust me on that one.

13/15… One townie at a time.

Maren’s wall of displayed photos. All outstanding, and she’s DONE with photography.

14/15… and even better..

Nice, Charisma 10.

And that’s the first time I’ve completed that aspiration.

Last time I have to do a makeover. YAY!

This is for two reasons.. one.. WHY are you showering in your clothes??

And two.. he’s made it to level 10. Although I immediately got confused because level 10 has more “promotion” requirements..?? I had to look it up to make sure there wasn’t a level 11 like the Secret Agent – Villain job. Spoiler: there isn’t. So I don’t know why there are more requirements..

Happy Birthday, Aiden! You’re ready for adulting..

Getting that last painting point for work. (He also had to get a fourth point in photography, but his pictures were awful so I’m not showing any of them..

Brent’s skills are coming right along. He’s already going to be a “Happy Toddler” but I kinda want to get to Top Notch again. We’ll have to see if it happens.

Welcome Breanna to the household! Another lucky adoptee. I say lucky, because this household has some 350k in reserve… so she’ll be well taken care of!

Another teenage mood swing. Heading for the mirror. Again.

“Hey bear, if you can hear me.. I didn’t really want a baby sister. But don’t tell her I said that!”

Aiden.. it looks like that bottle has gone “off.” .. Luckily it’s just a dirty diaper, but still.

Love Day! I send the two lovebirds out to the restaurant, and this is Aiden serenading Brock for all he’s worth.

Unfortunately, by the end of the meal, not only did Brock need to pee… he also got food poisoning.

Well, hello, cutie! Breanna grows up.

And then, just before the week ends..

.. Angelina rolls for her trait and career.. gets a job.. and moves in with her older sister.

We got lots done this time.. I think the only major things we have left is getting Maren and Brock to level 10 of their career (and Brock needs to finish his aspiration). I haven’t decided which one of the kids will be heir yet.. but I did roll for the goals for next generation, because I couldn’t stand the suspense anymore.. And I managed to get one I was dreading. #16 – the retail one. I rolled for the second – #26 – comedian.. but I don’t know if I’ll be able to do that on the spouse while working on that retail store. I haven’t done much with retail stores in Sims 4 – so that’ll be a huge adventure. Not sure I’m looking forward to it!

And finally!…. Here’s Brock’s list so far. All done with it!

Brock’s List: Gourmet Cooking Recipes:

Fridge/Oven Recipes:

  • Garlic Noodles
  • Black and White Cake
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Fruit and Yogurt Parfait – (Fridge Only)
  • Caprese Salad – (Fridge Only)
  • Butternut Gnocchi
  • Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Herb-Crusted Salmon
  • Spinach Fritatta
  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
  • Tiered Cake
  • SimCity Cheesecake
  • Rack of Lamb
  • Lobster Tortellini
  • Lobster Thermidor
  • Monte Cristo Sandwich
  • Trout Meuniere
  • Baked Alaska

See you next time!

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Master Simmer Chapter 2.3

Back to Chapter 2.2 | On to Chapter 2.4

First, we check on our goals…

Set #46 – Stylist - Aiden Ireland (heir) 
Get to level 10 of the Style Influencer career (Stylist)
(Currently level 7) 
Make over 15 sims (1/15)

Set #21 – Chef - Brock Savage (spouse to be) 
Get to Level 10 of the Culinary Career (Chef) 
(currently level 6)
Master the Cooking Skill
Master the Gourmet Cooking Skill (level 3)
Complete the Master Chef Aspiration 
Cook All Base Game Recipes in Excellent Quality

Set #4 – Master of the Real - Maren Brink (roommate) 
Get to Level 10 in the Painting Career (Master of the Real) 
(currently level 6)
Master the Painting Skill (level 9)
Master the Photography Skill 
Take and display 25 Perfect Quality Photos

Then.. back to playing!

This makes 2/15 makeovers…

..3/15

4/15

5/15

6/15

7/15 … and that crazy outfit behind him gets made over, too for 8/15.

“Aww Watcher… do I HAVE to???” Angelina looks to be complaining about skilling logic for school grades.

Maren gets a goal.. and her aspiration.. done.

Grats, Maren!

Meanwhile, Brock is furiously cooking on his list of things.. (when he’s not at work)… and I’m getting more and more tired of that house. I just don’t deal well with big houses, I’m afraid. Soooo…. I upend the entire family, pack up the collectibles, and move. Again. (Hence the featured image at the top of the screen.)

Maren socializing with Angelina…

Aiden .. upgrading his work tablet..

.. For a level 10 skill.. Nice, Aiden.

I throw a spectacularly unsuccessful bronze house party. That I apparently forgot to take pics of.

Winterfest!

Tree success! (I.e. no fires!)

A grand meal..

Presents…

… And these next two are Maren working on her photography. I spare you most of the photos, I did a lot of still life, and scenery photos outside.

.. And “artsy” stuff like this.

9/15 .. he had to check in at a bar. so we made someone over while we were there.

… and again. 10/15 .. checking in the next day at the same bar. LOL. And this is a picture of something I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do.. making over Darling Walsh!

With Aiden’s new Pristine reputation, he can throw Charity Parties… so I did. for Brock’s 3 gourmet meals in one party.

Between having Brock cooking non stop and running Aiden around looking for charity donations, I managed to get a gold. On my first ever Charity Party… lol nice!

With everyone at least level 7 in their career, we decide it’s about that time.. and we adopt our heir. Meet Brent. This is the baby my son picked from the list of five of them possible. 😉

Work work work. Always working, Aiden.

Maren skilling for Master of the Real. Now she needs logic.

Hey! What are you doing, trying to set a fire??  I am NOT impressed. (Spoiler: it turns out okay, but I’m still miffed at him..)

Happy new year! Another successful week!

And this is Maren’s wall of Outstanding photos so far. 14/25 complete….

And lastly…. Here’s Brock’s list so far. Getting close to done with it!

Brock’s List: Cooking Recipes:

Fridge/Oven Recipes:

  • Garden Salad (Fridge Only)
  • Grilled Cheese
  • White Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Eggs and Toast
  • Chips and Salsa
  • BLT
  • Fish Tacos
  • High Energy Protein Plate – (Requires “Energized” Emotion)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Pancakes
  • Pan Fried Tilapia
  • Silly Gummy Bear Pancakes – (Requires “Playful” Emotion)
  • Flirty Heart Cookies – (Requires “Flirty” Emotion)
  • Spaghetti
  • Strawberry Cake
  • Angry Flaming Spaghetti – (Requires “Angry” Emotion)
  • French Toast
  • Fish and Chips
  • (Sim’s Name) Signature Cake– (Requires Level 6 in the Culinary Career – Culinary Branch)
  • Chili
  • Blue Confetti Cake
  • Blackened Bass
  • Omelet
  • Apple Pie
  • Cioppino
  • Chicken Stir Fry
  • Tuna Casserole
  • Roast Chicken

Outdoor Grill Recipes:

  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Tofu Dogs
  • Veggie Burger
  • Chicken Sandwich
  • Steak

Gourmet Cooking Recipes:

Fridge/Oven Recipes:

  • Garlic Noodles
  • Black and White Cake
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Fruit and Yogurt Parfait – (Fridge Only)
  • Caprese Salad – (Fridge Only)
  • Butternut Gnocchi
  • Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Herb-Crusted Salmon
  • Spinach Fritatta
  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
  • Tiered Cake
  • SimCity Cheesecake
  • Rack of Lamb
  • Lobster Tortellini
  • Lobster Thermidor
  • Monte Cristo Sandwich
  • Trout Meuniere
  • Baked Alaska

Back to Chapter 2.2 | On to Chapter 2.4

New Posting Schedule

I’ve decided to start a new posting schedule. Since I have seven stories (currently), it’s perfect to focus on one of them per day. In a perfect world, I’ll be able to get more than one post out of a play session and get a couple of these stories moving along a little bit faster (Stories in question: townie rotation for SURE, the Master Simmer since it’s 26+ generations, and the Ramblers, again, because there’s so many generations to go still.)

On another note, I’ll be taking a “break” the first week of every month for building challenges, and to pull out my Settlers challenge I have on hiatus. (That will start next month) This month, the “break week” is more getting caught up on my Tails of Sulani story, because I’ve played way ahead of where I’ve posted and need the catch-up time. In other words, expect this full schedule to start next Monday. *grin*

Just for informative purposes, I will also be posting this schedule on my “home” page, so it’s easily accessible and you can see what’s coming.

Monday – Thrall’s Master Simmer Play & post 1
Tuesday – Tails of Sulani (Mermaid Legacy) Play & Post / Townie Rotation post 1
Wednesday – The Ramblers (Drifter Challenge) Play & Post 1
Thursday – Those Crazy Irish (ISBI) Play & Post / Townie Rotation post 2
Friday – Island Spirits (Sulani History Challenge) Play & Post / Master Simmer post 2
Saturday – Townie Rotation Play & Post 3 / Ramblers post 2
Sunday – Foreshadowed Sunset (Vampire Lineage) Play & Post

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Master Simmer Chapter 2.2

Back to Chapter 2.1 Part 2 | On to Chapter 2.3

First, we check on our goals…

Set #46 – Stylist - Aiden Ireland (heir) 
Get to level 10 of the Style Influencer career (Stylist)
(Currently level 5) 
Make over 15 sims

Set #21 – Chef - Brock Savage (spouse to be) 
Get to Level 10 of the Culinary Career (Chef) 
(currently level 4)
Master the Cooking Skill (level 7)
Master the Gourmet Cooking Skill (level 1)
Complete the Master Chef Aspiration 
Cook All Base Game Recipes in Excellent Quality

Set #4 – Master of the Real - Maren Brink (roommate) 
Get to Level 10 in the Painting Career (Master of the Real) 
(currently level 4)
Master the Painting Skill (level 7)
Master the Photography Skill 
Take and display 25 Perfect Quality Photos

Then.. back to playing!

Breakfast time. Brock is sleeping in.

After-breakfast-activities.

The late sleeper is finally up. And making food … again.

She loves this thing. I keep telling her to work on her motor skill on the computer, and I keep finding her here. Finally had to leave the art project on the table so she wouldn’t gravitate towards the activity table.

Working on Handiness again. I’m still convinced I’m going to get that all channels watched/listened to achievement.

Proposal accepted!

Maren… why do you insist on cooking in the rain?? When there’s tons of food in the fridge!?

She got her promotion, so here she is, hiring her agent. More money, yay!

It’s monday.. so since Angelina’s an orphan now, Aiden is stepping in to play the parent role.

Project done.. and it’s an excellent!

Angelina comes home with an “A”. Hooray!

Umm… guys.. you know it’s raining outside, right??

Having a dinner party for Brock’s aspiration.

After dinner music for all.

Dessert! And yes, Ashlie was one of the guests. It was nice to see her again.

Eating the cake. For a change, I let everyone have one slice. I usually throw cake out, because it makes sims fat.

Gold dinner party!

Aiden starts upgrading fireproof on all the fireplaces. Just to be safe.

Brock is still cooking….

… But at least it paid off.

Cleaning up after the party. It was noteworthy that the maid was actually DOING something instead of swimming.. lol.. so I took a picture.

A formal wedding. Because why not. They’re such a cute couple.

A very pretty wedding.

Fireworks!

Cutting the cake. Not sure why the confetti cannon, but it made for a good picture.

Awww.

Aiden works on his friend tally for his aspiration while the guests mill about. He’s at around 15/20 friends.

Gold wedding! Yay!

Harvestfest was largely uneventful. Everyone was busy with their own goals.

This made me hungry.. lol. It looks so tasty!

Maren!! I KNEW you cooking outside was a bad idea.

Brock races to the rescue. Maren looks incredibly confused.

Poor Maren has breakfast, then goes to work like this.

Someone’s actually using the furniture in the basement??

Playing on the playground in a rare moment when it’s not raining…

And.. she got one complete!

Just in time, too.

She’s so pretty. Aiden is obviously the ugly duckling of the family.. but I love him anyway.

Aiden giving his first makeover. I ended up not changing much except for her hot and cold weather outfits, but hey, it’s his first makeover!

Maren winding down after a long week.. and I guess Angelina’s “winding up”? Whatever she’s doing, it’s the end of the week.. and we got quite a bit done. Lots of promotions.

Here’s Brock’s list so far. Getting close to done with it!

Brock’s List: Cooking Recipes:

Fridge/Oven Recipes:

  • Garden Salad (Fridge Only)
  • Grilled Cheese
  • White Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Eggs and Toast
  • Chips and Salsa
  • BLT
  • Fish Tacos
  • High Energy Protein Plate – (Requires “Energized” Emotion)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Pancakes
  • Pan Fried Tilapia
  • Silly Gummy Bear Pancakes – (Requires “Playful” Emotion)
  • Flirty Heart Cookies – (Requires “Flirty” Emotion)
  • Spaghetti
  • Strawberry Cake
  • Angry Flaming Spaghetti – (Requires “Angry” Emotion)
  • French Toast
  • Fish and Chips
  • (Sim’s Name) Signature Cake– (Requires Level 6 in the Culinary Career – Culinary Branch)
  • Chili
  • Blue Confetti Cake
  • Blackened Bass
  • Omelet
  • Apple Pie
  • Cioppino
  • Chicken Stir Fry
  • Tuna Casserole
  • Roast Chicken

Outdoor Grill Recipes:

  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Tofu Dogs
  • Veggie Burger
  • Chicken Sandwich
  • Steak

Gourmet Cooking Recipes:

Fridge/Oven Recipes:

  • Garlic Noodles
  • Black and White Cake
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Fruit and Yogurt Parfait – (Fridge Only)
  • Caprese Salad – (Fridge Only)
  • Butternut Gnocchi
  • Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Herb-Crusted Salmon
  • Spinach Fritatta
  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
  • Tiered Cake
  • SimCity Cheesecake
  • Rack of Lamb
  • Lobster Tortellini
  • Lobster Thermidor
  • Monte Cristo Sandwich
  • Trout Meuniere
  • Baked Alaska

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Thrall’s Master Simmer Chapter 2.1 Part 2

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Welcome back! Part two.. I just split the post in two, so here’s the second half.

Watching TV, while Heidi keeps Angelina company in the background.

They clearly like this particular room.

Still working on Brock’s excellent recipes. This one looks particularly tasty, though.

Run! It’s a thunderstorm!

Everyone is tense from the storm, so they’re watching TV.

Awww.. You can see the storm outside in the background. I’m glad all my sims are inside.

Working on her school project, finally.

…. There’s TONS of food in the fridge.. WHY are you outside in the storm making burgers??

Robot. Done. Please. Sell. Me.

The maid… without her uniform. What have you been up to?

Oh, no…

Not Heidi, too!! (Bills are expensive, and her income is really nice at this point…)

Picture #1 of Aiden wandering around the house with his digital sketchpad.

See? he is definitely on the move with it. Just sit down and paint already!

Angelina.. what are you doing??

That’s better.

The maid is slacking off again.

So she changes her clothes and cleans up a non-existent puddle…

Then gets paid and goes swimming again.. What the heck.

Everyone in the studio. They like this room.

Oh, no. You couldn’t even finish your painting?!?

Another pleading fail. Sigh. Guess she’s really gone, then.

Poor Angelina. She’s an orphan now. Guess it’s good that she’s a loner.

Maren and Aiden head off to the Museum to work on aspirations on their day off. Maren is looking at paintings.

Aiden is meeting people.

Maren then goes home, while Aiden goes off to another few lots to meet more people.

Love that Polite Introduction.

Happy Birthday Ashlie!

Here’s her Young Adult aging pic… Interesting mix of traits.. and an Astronaut? Hm.. ok.

She seems as sure as I am about her career choice. Which is not at all.

And Ashlie moves out.. with the rest of the house pretty sad.

Practicing Mixology for promotions.

Upgrading for handiness skill.

Trying out the playground.

Mabel working on her painting.

And Aiden’s down for the count again. I’m really pushing him too hard.

Here’s Brock’s list so far.

Brock’s List: Cooking Recipes:

Fridge/Oven Recipes:

  • Garden Salad (Fridge Only)
  • Grilled Cheese
  • White Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Eggs and Toast
  • Chips and Salsa
  • BLT
  • Fish Tacos
  • High Energy Protein Plate – (Requires “Energized” Emotion)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Pancakes
  • Pan Fried Tilapia
  • Silly Gummy Bear Pancakes – (Requires “Playful” Emotion)
  • Flirty Heart Cookies – (Requires “Flirty” Emotion)
  • Spaghetti
  • Strawberry Cake
  • Angry Flaming Spaghetti – (Requires “Angry” Emotion)
  • French Toast
  • Fish and Chips
  • (Sim’s Name) Signature Cake– (Requires Level 6 in the Culinary Career – Culinary Branch)
  • Chili
  • Blue Confetti Cake
  • Blackened Bass
  • Omelet
  • Apple Pie
  • Cioppino
  • Chicken Stir Fry
  • Tuna Casserole
  • Roast Chicken

Outdoor Grill Recipes:

  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Tofu Dogs
  • Veggie Burger
  • Chicken Sandwich
  • Steak

Gourmet Cooking Recipes:

Fridge/Oven Recipes:

  • Garlic Noodles
  • Black and White Cake
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Fruit and Yogurt Parfait – (Fridge Only)
  • Caprese Salad – (Fridge Only)
  • Butternut Gnocchi
  • Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Herb-Crusted Salmon
  • Spinach Fritatta
  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
  • Tiered Cake
  • SimCity Cheesecake
  • Rack of Lamb
  • Lobster Tortellini
  • Lobster Thermidor
  • Monte Cristo Sandwich
  • Trout Meuniere
  • Baked Alaska
  • Ambrosia – (Requires Angelfish, Death Flower, and Young Again Potion)

See you in the next post!

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Thrall’s Master Simmer Chapter 2.1 Part 1

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Welcome back! This is the first post of a new generation, so I started everything out with moving them out of the city into their own mansion. I waffled a bit about choosing and upgrading an EA house, but in the end, I decided to grab one of the shells I’ve got built and start decorating. It’s FAR from done, but I’ll show off some pictures of it currently as soon as we establish our goal sets.

… Our new goal list…

Set #46 – Stylist - Aiden Ireland (heir)
Get to level 10 of the Style Influencer career (Stylist)
Make over 15 sims

Now since the rules state any adults working on goal sets (other than the heir) need to be sims created by me, so off I went into CAS. I spent a lot of time dithering over whether Aiden is straight or not. His clothing choices when I ran through CAS just pointed to not. But I wasn’t sure I wanted to go the whole gay/adoption thing. In the end, however, I did make a guy for Aiden. Meet Brock Savage.

Foodie, Creative, and Family oriented.

Set #21 – Chef - Brock Savage (spouse to be)
Get to Level 10 of the Culinary Career (Chef)
Master the Cooking Skill
Master the Gourmet Cooking Skill
Complete the Master Chef Aspiration
Cook All Base Game Recipes in Excellent Quality

Just to give myself something else to do/challenge myself, I also made an extra sim, Maren Brink, who rolled for a set of her own. She will basically be a roommate, and live in the basement apartment.

Art Lover, Perfectionist, Neat

Set #4 – Master of the Real - Maren Brink (roommate)
Get to Level 10 in the Painting Career (Master of the Real)
Master the Painting Skill
Master the Photography Skill
Take and display 25 Perfect Quality Photos

Here’s some pictures of me attempting to edit Umbrage Manor for them… as I said earlier.. I gave up.

I was going to move the two left hand bedrooms over, add another bedroom upstairs, and make a bigger living room/study on the bottom floor, but I just didn’t like the way it was turning out. So, I spent a while going through some of my bigger builds (especially the ones that are still just shells and haven’t been uploaded) trying to pick the perfect house. I picked one that is HUGE so I can have fun continuing to decorate as the challenge goes.

And here’s the house: (It’s in Willow Creek where Umbrage Manor used to be. I got so mad at the house I just bulldozed it. Luckily, this house fit where it was! Barely, but it did fit…)

Indoor starting out picture spam: (As you can tell, there’s really only the bare minimum in furnishings… I have a LOT of work to do.)

The kids rooms With separate bathrooms.
The Master bedroom suite. Behind the bed will be a walk in closet, to the left of that will be a nursery.
Teenager’s room, and the “mother-in-law” suite, added in instead of an upstairs rec room just so Heidi has a place of her own.
The most decorated rooms in the house so far.. Dining room and Kitchen. The bottom area of the kitchen will be a seating area in front of the fireplace.
The current collections wall. These are the ones I have complete from last generation. Also, partial shot of the living room.
Studio and bar area. The bar and the study (next pic) are the only things I had furnished when I placed this house, hence the Journalism desk that’s in the study.
The above-mentioned study. There will be a desk in the lower left for programming, but it’s blank there at the moment because I moved the Journalism desk to the “inspiration” room/studio.
The basement. The rooms to the top right are the downstairs apartment for Maren, it’s just not really furnished yet. There will be a bowling alley by the pool windows, and there’s a storage area just to the bottom of the picture that’s off-camera. Note that I have the workout area and sauna already placed. Priorities.

Aiden gets his first job. Stylist career here we go!

Sibling love. I will be moving Aiden’s sisters out as soon as they come “of age” so they can explore the world on their own (also, because I can’t use them for adult goal sets per the rules.)

Oh, I forgot already:

Here’s the starting funds and household.

The starting house value…

And I’m going to re-roll lot traits for every generation, so this is Generation 2’s lot traits. Interesting mix.

And now.. back to the last two things I need to do to get set up.

Maren gets her job as a Painter…

Brock gets his job in the Culinary track. And with that, we’re set to go. Finally.

Angelina is making herself right at home already.

Brock starts his day out by working to start filling the fridge for everyone.

Maren gets started on her aspiration with some inspired painting.

By the time I think to send Ashlie out collecting for her aspiration.. she’d already found the sauna. LOL.

It feels weird collecting when the house is this big, but she wants to be a collector.. so off we go.

Heidi playing with Angelina for the aspiration. I’m not pushing to get Angelina’s aspirations done, because I have enough on my plate with the three adults I have working on their goal sets, but when I get a chance, I do at least some of the stuff she needs done.

Being that I have to make the recipes on the outdoor grill with Brock as well as in the kitchen, I elect to decorate the patio/pool/playground area. … and then it promptly starts storming. *facepalm* Oh well, it’ll be there later.

Getting to know each other after some skilling.

This is when I knew I made the right choice for Aiden. He’s super into Brock already.

Awww… ❤

Boyfriends!

Heidi tucking her youngest in for their first night at the new place. And yes, I remembered monster lights. Barely.

Least I know they’ll eat in the kitchen, right?

Ashlie decides to set the table.. thanks?

I buy Aiden a handiness table. He’ll need it if he wants to finish that TV/radio channel achievement.

Ashlie comes home in a mood again.

School project time.

I need three skills for the next Stylist promotion? .. Weird.

They use the dining room, too. Which is always nice.

Angelina watching TV.

Heidi painting on her own again.

Strange place for homework.. but okay..

Aww.. sorry Aiden. Pushed too hard for skills, I guess.

This post was too long.. so I split it… See you in the next post!

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