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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 56 - Crystal Clear"
« Reply #400 on: February 13, 2013, 04:39:22 AM »
Chapter 56 – Crystal Clear



Everyone knows that brides should not be seen by their grooms before a wedding, but what about being seen by creepy pervy guys at the library? Some might consider this inauspicious, but with my Sims this is really just par for the course.



After an uneasy night of sleep at home, dawn arrives and it's officially the day of Mandy and Omar's wedding. Barry drives the family to the venue.



…In Ben’s old fire engine. That’s actually rather awesome. I know what vehicle I want to hire if I get married!



I've decided to do something a bit different for this wedding. It’s held at the Crystal Mines, and there’s no arch because there isn’t an arch in my game that fits this environment. I’m sure everything will be OK anyway, right? Right?

   

“This is it, Mandy. Are you ready?”
“Of course.”

Well, here goes…



Everyone: “HELP STUCK ROUTING ERROR!”

So the chairs were a mistake. Oh well. Omar and Mandy exchange rings surrounded by their screaming, flailing loved ones.



Congratulations, Amanda and Omar Jones! And hooray for (most of) the wedding glitches being fixed in the previous patch!   



During the ceremony, Stella just stares. If that's not the face of an evil mastermind, I don't know what is.



Oh, and she also gets rejected for her first kiss with Kristofer.

“Argh! I don’t care how skimpy your outfit is, just keep those fangs away from my throat!”



For their honeymoon, Mandy and Omar stay at the lovely Kelvin Pavilion, which is now a nice resort instead of an empty building with chairs on it. Why couldn’t I throw the wedding there, you ask? Because I’m not particularly bright, that’s why.



Oh, and do you see what the interior was like before I gutted it? Do you see it? It’s an absolute routing nightmare! Seriously, imagine throwing a large-scale party on the roof of this building. “Why yes, you may come to the wedding, but you first must conquer the ETERNAL MAZE OF FOOT-STOMPING! The weak do not DESERVE to throw confetti at our feet! MUAHAHAHA!”



Anyway, by morning the family’s possessions have been packed into their various inventories and there’s nothing left to do but to say goodbyes. Say, I wasn’t expecting to feel this way about Lunar Lakes, but hasn’t it been such a fun generation? There’s so many Sims left in town who the Joneses have affected.



“It’s been a great thirty years, Agent Jones. Make sure Amanda takes good care of my boy, okay?”
“Will do, Phil. Do you think you’ll have much trouble handling the police department without me?”
“Nah, we’re getting a bunch of new recruits in from Twinbrook straight away. It’s been really quiet there lately.”
“...Oh.”



*sniff* “Oh Mandy, I’m going to miss you so much! I promise I’ll email you pictures of my outfits every day!”
“That’s, uh… Thanks Shanita, I’ll–”
“Ooh! And could you send me loads of cakes from your new city? I’d get them here, but Daddy took over all bakeries in town and banned them from selling to me.”
What?
“Yeah, long story. I still can’t believe you didn’t have a wedding cake.”



“Farewell, cousin. I feel as if this friendship were a missed opportunity.”
“Eh, maybe on my side. I mean we all know I’m Evil, but YOU are evil with a lower-case E. That’s just talent.”
“You believe so?”
“Well, Shanita does.”
“Then my work here is done.”



“Kelley, I’m really going to miss y-”
“I’ll miss you too, yada yada. Say, could you gift me some of those Young Again potions you’re so obviously never going to use? I want to live to see my daughter’s wedding.”
“Er, I suppose I could–”
“Great! Wow, I really AM going to miss you!”



“Later, bro. I expect this house to be party central after me and the girls are gone.”
“But Hope, this is your house. I think somebody used the wrong screenshot for this caption.”
“Haha! That’s totally believable, but it's not why we're here. Me and Libby have decided to hand you and your family the deed to this place. As of our departure, the house is yours.”
“Mine? But… but I’ve never obtained anything legally in my life! No one will believe me! Do you have any idea what kind of paperwork and legal consultation I’ll have to go through?”
“It’ll make your wife happy.”
“I’ll take it!”



That's family all taken care of, but there's still one more Sim to see. Stella goes over at night.



“Hello, Kristofer. It is time for you to run away with me now.”
“What?”
“I am flying out with my family tomorrow. I trust that you have packed?”
“About that, Stella. Sorry to be blunt, but there is absolutely no way I’m leaving this town.”
You’re defying me? What is the reason for this?!”
      


“That would be me.”
“SHANITA? What are you doing here?!”
“Isn’t it obvious? I’m spending the night with my boyfriend.”
“But… but he’s MY boyfriend!”
“Correction: He’s your love interest. That’s going to have to change, though. Krissy, will you break up with her now, please?”
“Whatever you say, darling.”



“No no no, you cannot do this! I will bore you! I will bore you to death!”
“Nice try, but guess who got the Brave trait for her birthday? Your threats don’t even come close to scaring me now. ”
“I will turn your brother against you! He’s Evil enough to do it!”
“Oh please, Marlin? He’s Eco-Friendly now. He’s too concerned about the habitat of the Laganaphyllis simnovorii to worry about ridiculous family squabbles.”



“Kristofer! Do you see what a Diva she is? She doesn’t understand what it’s like to be Grumpy like we do. She will only make you miserable!”



“SHE’LL make me miserable? Really? You think wallowing in our mutual pessimism will make for a happy relationship? Shanita may not seem like much to you, but she brings me the most joy I’ve ever felt in my life. Consider this sham of a relationship over!”

Well. I can’t say I’m surprised by this turn of events (mostly because I deliberately set it up), but what I did not expect was for Stella to look so torn up about it. Are those crocodile tears, or is she genuinely sad to see the illusion she had built for herself shattered? Hopefully her loving family can help her through this hard time.



“There there, Sis. It’s OK to cry. Is there anything I can do to make you feel better?”
*sniff* “There is one thing that might help.”
“Yes?”
“Will you get Omar to read me a bedtime story?”
“NO.”

On that note, I think it’s time to head off to the new world.



Goodbye, Lunar Lakes. For a last-minute addition to the roster, you couldn’t have been a more enjoyable world to play in. Unless, of course, the next addition turns out to be even better…

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 56 - Crystal Clear"
« Reply #401 on: February 13, 2013, 05:00:42 AM »
Poor Stella but honestly, I love Shanita. I think I'll be sad to her go. Kelvin Pavilion is just a stupid lot. Like who would want to go out, go through a maze just for a few seats? At least real mazes have rewards ]nd don't make you stamp your feet like useless Sims.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 56 - Crystal Clear"
« Reply #402 on: February 13, 2013, 07:49:03 AM »
I can't wait to see the new world. I'll miss the rest of the family though, :(

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« Reply #403 on: February 13, 2013, 10:43:07 AM »
What a fun and crazy ending to Lunar Lakes. Congrats to Shanita and Kris...I guess. :P Maybe Stella will find an equally devious partner in the next town...?

Looking forward to seeing where the Joneses go next!

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« Reply #404 on: February 13, 2013, 11:31:00 AM »
Poor Stella lol. Lets hope she find love in the new town. Very funny update. ;D

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 56 - Crystal Clear"
« Reply #405 on: February 13, 2013, 11:41:46 AM »
Poor Stella!

I'm so excited to find out where they are going next!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 56 - Crystal Clear"
« Reply #406 on: February 14, 2013, 01:39:46 AM »
Poor Stella but honestly, I love Shanita. I think I'll be sad to her go. Kelvin Pavilion is just a stupid lot. Like who would want to go out, go through a maze just for a few seats? At least real mazes have rewards ]nd don't make you stamp your feet like useless Sims.

Thanks Gogo, I'm really happy that you enjoy my characters  :). Believe it or not, I actually like Kelvin Pavilion; the deck at the top is just gorgeous, and the impractical maze isn't too hard to remove.

I can't wait to see the new world. I'll miss the rest of the family though, :(

I can't wait to show you the world, it's one of my favourites  :). I knew I'd miss the Ursines too, which is why I tried to give them a bit of closure in this last chapter.

What a fun and crazy ending to Lunar Lakes. Congrats to Shanita and Kris...I guess. :P Maybe Stella will find an equally devious partner in the next town...?

Looking forward to seeing where the Joneses go next!

Thank you, Raia! I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get this chapter to work - it involved a lot of staged pictures, which I am terrible at taking. Three Sims died.  :o

Poor Stella lol. Lets hope she find love in the new town. Very funny update. ;D

Thanks, Louise  :). It's good to hear my terrible jokes are still working!

Poor Stella!

I'm so excited to find out where they are going next!

Thanks, Salti! I honestly wasn't expecting this much sympathy for Stella. You know she's evil, right?  :o



My computer has been alarmingly sluggish lately, so I have no idea how long the next chapter will take. In the meantime, here's something fun:



~ Happy Valentine's Day, 2013 ~   
Love, Ausette and the Joneses



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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 56 - Crystal Clear"
« Reply #407 on: February 14, 2013, 09:03:12 AM »
Happy Valentine's day to you too. I love Omar's face :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 56 - Crystal Clear"
« Reply #408 on: February 14, 2013, 09:36:29 AM »
Happy Valentine's day Ausette and the Joneses! Love the pic!

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« Reply #409 on: February 14, 2013, 09:52:00 AM »
Poor Omar lol! I would be scared too. Happy Valentine's day! ;D

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 56 - Crystal Clear"
« Reply #410 on: February 14, 2013, 11:51:24 AM »
Happy Valentine's day Ausette and the Jonses! I can't wait to see the new world either!  :D

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« Reply #411 on: February 18, 2013, 12:24:49 PM »
Hm, I didn't catch this the first time I read through this latest chapter...but given what Omar's father said about new recruits from Twinbrook, it would appear that Magpie was successful in her efforts to overturn the criminal organization in her hometown. :)

Though I imagine that both she and VJ would be very old if not passed on by now.

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« Reply #412 on: February 19, 2013, 12:21:00 AM »
Thanks for the Valentines wishes, guys! And good catch Raia, I was wondering if anyone would notice that.  ;)

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« Reply #413 on: February 19, 2013, 01:52:11 AM »
Chapter 57 – In Sickness and Health
   


Here it is guys, the brand new world for the generation: Lucky Palms, city of hardy flora and retro architecture. For me, Lucky Palms is indeed a lucky world; I got on it sale after months of dreaming about playing the Joneses in the desert. Let’s all slop on some sunscreen and dive right in!




This is the family’s new house for the cycle: Cactus Court, 5 BR 5 BA, located right next to the casino that isn’t there. I’m not particularly happy with how the courtyard looks to be honest, but I can’t deny that it’s going to be awesome having a hot tub again.



Said hot tub is immediately put to work in the creation of the next generation. I’m very much looking forward to spouse-hunting this time around, because guess what? Lucky Palms starts out with FIVE pregnant women! That’s FIVE original townie offspring to choose from later on! We just have to keep the mothers close and hopefully they won’t get ideas about skipping town on us.



“So Yolanda, now that you're friends with us do you think you could stay in this one-bedroom house for two decades until my future child can potentially marry yours?”
“What? I don’t know what you’re talking about, I’m not going to have any bab–”



“…Uuuungh, my stomach. What did I eat?
“You tell me. Did it contain any apple or watermelon?”



“Greetings, neighbour. I heard you retching in the bathroom and instantly knew that I had to befriend you.”
“Your introduction disturbs and confuses me, but approve of your fashion sense. Friendship it is.”



“Oh! I’m so sorry to spoil this outing, but I feel like I’m going to be sick!”
“That’s OK, Lina. A lot of our friends are in your condition right now.”
“Really? Is there a bug going around or something?”
“…You could say that.”



After a good first day making friends and babies, the Joneses are awakened by a visit from Lucky Palms’ last non-pregnant woman. Luckily, I remembered to put a burglar alarm in the lounge room.
   


“GIVE ME ALL YOUR MONEY!”
AARGH!
“It looks like the burglar got away this time. Hopefully we can catch them next time.”

HEY! Get back here! What’s the point of being prepared if the police don’t even DO anything?



Stella: “OHMIGOD MY TURN NEXT!”
Omar: “AARGH! GET HER OFF ME! GET HER OFF ME!”
Mandy: “Be patient, darling. Until the interaction is finished, there’s nothing we can do but stare blankly at you with ‘Fight!’ in our action queues.”
Omar: “HEEEELP MEEEEEE!”
Hope: “In a minute, kid. Gee, can’t you tell from our lifeless expressions how concerned and enraged we are for you?”
Rudolpho: “Why, it’s the greatest show I’ve ever seen! How delightful that I’m already dead and not in any danger!”



Never fear, Hope and her cyan knickers shall save the day! Poor sensitive Omar isn’t suited to fistfights, but that’s OK because everyone else seems to have inherited Lisa’s violent streak. Even Mandy is alarmingly eager to contribute, unborn baby and all.
   


Speaking of unborn babies, here’s a fun game: Count the pregnant women! After that blood-chilling robbery, I thought it would be fun to throw a baby shower of sorts for Lucky Palms. Hopefully we’re in for a nice, calm…

   

Whoops. In hindsight, there were pretty good odds that at least one of the guests would go into labour. Today’s winner of Birth Roulette is Mandy’s friend Aya Tanner, who has to be taken to hospital to deliver a son named Glenn.



And the next day’s winner is Mandy Jones, who gives birth to a boy I name Valentine. Hey, it’s seasonally appropriate, and isn’t love what holds the family together? They certainly aren’t united by shared interests; just look at what Omar does the moment he gets back from the hospital:



“Omar, turn off that awful machine this instant.
“But I’m almost at a high score!”
“I don’t care! You’ve been playing for fifteen minutes already, that’s like sixty per cent of our son’s life!”

There’s no need to make that face, Mandy; in my experience, if there’s one thing Sims autonomously play with more than video games, it’s babies.



See? I don’t even have to direct Omar to look after Valentine. He just loves that kid.



After the drama of the last party, I elect to grow up Valentine quietly at home. He’s got most of his father’s features, but the violet eyes are from Liberty. His traits are Perceptive and Light Sleeper, and his favourite things are dim sum, soul music and (to my delight) the colour pink.



Valentine is a cute if not particularly bright little toddler. I could almost understand if he got stuck in the potty chair, but the peg box? Why would you want to sit in that? Just because your limbs are cylindrical doesn’t mean they’ll fit in the round holes, kid.


   
Seriously? Don’t give me that look; it’s not the stick that’s the problem here.
   


At least Auntie Hope is quick to teach Valentine the important things. It gives her something to do to take her mind off the wishes she's been getting to take Omar skinny dipping.



Normally Valentine would have grandparents to look after him, but Barry and Liberty just want to spend time with each other. They usually play catch or video games when I leave them alone, but on the night after Valentine’s birthday they splurge on a dinner date at the bistro.



Sadly, that dinner date would prove to be their last. Rest in peace, Barry Keaton. For all your goofiness, you were an absolute darling and will be greatly missed by your family and students.

Huh, that’s odd. I assure you that the family was appropriately devastated, but I’ve gone through my screenshot folder and it looks like I was too distraught to take any decent pictures. All I have is this perplexing shot:



The perfect dish would bring her riches, admiration, a whole new life, but every night the empty aquarium would ask her – Was it worth it?

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The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 57 - In Sickness and Health"
« Reply #414 on: February 19, 2013, 02:09:37 AM »
Hey, we're both playing in Lucky Palms at the same time! Maybe I'll see you guys at the park. LOL unfortunately, my nooboos are too old for yours ;). Love the pegboard shot!

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« Reply #415 on: February 19, 2013, 02:11:38 AM »
Stella oh Stella....Please tell me she's going to procreate with some poor sim and have a child that's just as...eccentric as her? <3

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« Reply #416 on: February 19, 2013, 07:28:32 AM »
At least Barry got to see his grandson born before he died. Rest in Peace, Barry Keaton.

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« Reply #417 on: February 19, 2013, 08:25:26 AM »
Valentine is so cute :) and 5 PREGNANT WOMEN! That is a lot. I knew you were going to play Lucky Palms, the picture in the update before looked like Lucky Palms  ;) Did you notice that we got the earlier generation darker skin?
RIP Barry :(

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« Reply #418 on: February 19, 2013, 11:07:06 AM »
The picture of Stella during the fight is hilarious! And with the first look at the picture of Valentine with the pegbox, I think what strange pants he have on! RIP Barry.

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« Reply #419 on: February 19, 2013, 01:44:15 PM »
Lucky Palms it is! I never noticed that town had so many pregnant women at the start! Welcome Valentine and RIP Barry.

Oh and yeah! I would really like to see Stella have a kid, too!  :D

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« Reply #420 on: February 19, 2013, 05:42:25 PM »
Sigh...Barry has been my favorite spouse so far. So sad to see him go.  :'(

But how funny that Rudolpho came with! Of course Hope would take the urn of her dead boyfriend along to Lucky Palms...yeah...that's not a sentence you read every day. :P

You really have a humorous way with words. The way you started this chapter was just hilarious! What a way to make friends! At least Valentine should have a decent group of potential spouse material. He's such a cutie. :)

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« Reply #421 on: February 19, 2013, 09:44:56 PM »
Hey, we're both playing in Lucky Palms at the same time! Maybe I'll see you guys at the park. LOL unfortunately, my nooboos are too old for yours ;). Love the pegboard shot!

Lol, I'm sure the Joneses would love to meet the Winterly boys! Valentine is currently almost a teenager in my game, so if he isn't old enough to play with them, Stella is.  ;)

Stella oh Stella....Please tell me she's going to procreate with some poor sim and have a child that's just as...eccentric as her? <3

Thanks ladyaya, but do you really think there can be more than one Stella? ;) I'm not sure she's emotionally stable enough to find someone to breed with, anyway.

At least Barry got to see his grandson born before he died. Rest in Peace, Barry Keaton.

Thank you, Audren. I feel bad about not giving him a better send-off. I miss him.  :(

Valentine is so cute :) and 5 PREGNANT WOMEN! That is a lot. I knew you were going to play Lucky Palms, the picture in the update before looked like Lucky Palms  ;) Did you notice that we got the earlier generation darker skin?
RIP Barry :(

Wow, I didn't even notice the similarities between the towns! My decision to choose that pic must have been subconsciously influenced by Lucky Palms. ;)

What do you mean by "earlier generation darker skin"? If you're talking about Johnny and Diana's skin tones, then I agree that it is rather cool to have them back. It seems that before this generation, my heirs were steadily getting paler. :P

The picture of Stella during the fight is hilarious! And with the first look at the picture of Valentine with the pegbox, I think what strange pants he have on! RIP Barry.

Thanks Louise, Stella always makes the best faces  :). Now that I look at that picture of Valentine, it DOES look like he's wearing funny pants!

Lucky Palms it is! I never noticed that town had so many pregnant women at the start! Welcome Valentine and RIP Barry.

Oh and yeah! I would really like to see Stella have a kid, too!  :D

Appaloosa Plains has a lot of pregnant women too. I've been using this list to keep track of the potential spouses in each town.

Sigh...Barry has been my favorite spouse so far. So sad to see him go.  :'(

But how funny that Rudolpho came with! Of course Hope would take the urn of her dead boyfriend along to Lucky Palms...yeah...that's not a sentence you read every day. :P

You really have a humorous way with words. The way you started this chapter was just hilarious! What a way to make friends! At least Valentine should have a decent group of potential spouse material. He's such a cutie. :)

Thanks for the lovely comment as always, Raia  :). I miss Barry too. The move actually erased Hope and Rudy's relationship and I had to build it up again with cheats, but as soon as they saw each other they were instantly attracted and started flirting without my help :). I'm glad you liked the pregnant townie montage, it was a bit of a hassle to track them all down in-game!

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« Reply #422 on: February 19, 2013, 11:40:58 PM »
Maybe not an exact clone, but a child could be just as eccentric in a dirrerent way  ;D
Awwe, just means Mandy needs to have multiple kids so that she can have an eccentric child to creep out the heir if said eccentric child isn't the heir  ;D

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« Reply #423 on: February 26, 2013, 10:17:02 PM »
Chapter 58 – Small Spaces and Unhappy Birthdays

Just a warning: As a player, I'm a little... inattentive in this chapter. I feel compelled to tell you that I really do care about my little guys, even if my terrible playing doesn’t show it.



Here’s a picture of Mandy enjoying the meal that bumped her up to 10 Cooking points. The household’s skill-building has been going surprisingly well lately - Mandy’s maxed her cooking, Omar’s maxed his painting, and Stella is making great progress with her gardening, fishing and handiness. Without even trying, I’ve assembled a Dynasty team.



Out of nowhere, Mandy pops a wish to have another child with Omar. I wasn’t planning on having a spare this generation, but since Valentine will grow out of his cot soon hey, why not? We’ve got space for two kids to sleep if they’re willing to share a bedroom when they’re older, or they can even get a room each if one of the elders happens to die first.



“Oh no, I blocked the toilet! I feel as if I could die of shame!”

No! That was NOT an invitation, Libby! You deserve a way cooler death than this. Couldn’t you hold on until a dramatic raid with your police squad, or at least a setting where I don’t have to abuse perspective with Tab mode to document it? This room can't even fit a decent camera angle, let alone a reaper:



“OH FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE, YOU CAN’T SERIOUSLY EXPECT ME TO REAP THROUGH A BATHROOM WINDOW! I’M A FEARED AND MYSTERIOUS FIGURE OF MYTHOLOGY, NOT A DRUNK WHO FORGOT HIS KEYS!”

I’m sorry Grim, this is embarrassing for everyone  :-[. AND I forgot to take a dying picture that didn’t include a toilet, so could you please be nice and respectfully shake her han–



*SMACK*

“NO TIME FOR THAT, I’VE GOT A SCHEDULE TO KEEP! THERE’S SOULS TO REAP, BOATS TO CATCH, AND BITTER OLD MEN TO EDUCATE ABOUT THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS!”
   
*sigh* I am truly sorry about this, Liberty.
   


Liberty Tamara Jones, undignified death notwithstanding, was just as Lucky in her lifetime as her traits would suggest. She fulfilled all her dreams, raised two beautiful daughters, and upheld the morals of truth and justice instilled in her by her father (with the help of the aggressive streak she inherited from her mother). She’ll be reunited with her beloved husband Barry in the afterlife, where I’m sure he’s looking forward to having his reading partner back. Rest in peace, Libby.



“But… but I didn’t get to tell her I was pregnant again! Mum would have been so happy to know she was getting another grandchild.”
“It’s OK, honey. Given the way you and Omar carry on, it probably wouldn’t have been that big a surprise to her anyway.”

Hope handles things surprisingly well, and is always around to offer a shoulder to cry on. I choose to believe that this is because of her naturally optimistic attitude, and not because the move messed up family trees and she's no longer recognised as Liberty’s sister.



At least I got more pictures of the family mourning this time. Unfortunately, the majority are just as ridiculous as you’d expect.

“This prickly, useless cactus reminds me so much of my mother-in-law!” *sob*



Argh, not again! This burglar is apparently skilled enough to pass through solid glass, and yet not skilled enough to identify a standard burglar alarm when he sees one.



“Who is this generous Sim who throws attractive men at my feet? And more importantly, why hasn’t he visited us before?”

I swear I don’t set up these pictures of Stella looking creepy. It really comes that naturally to her.



“Thank you for my present, mysterious service Sim! He will live in my bedroom, and I will feed him and groom him and love him forever and ever!”
“Ma’am, I’m going to have to stop you there. This man is a dangerous criminal. He needs to be taken to the station.”
“Could you instead lock him up at our residence?”
“NO. You cannot treat this man as your property, he belongs to the state.”



“Hmmph. There’s something not quite right about this family.”

Sorry about that, officer. Let’s hope the younger generation turns out some more respectable young Sims.



Speaking of which, little Valentine is growing up fast. I throw him a party and invite a bunch of kids, but none show up because apparently children have this thing called “school” during the day. Whoops.



He gains a hat and a new trait: Vegetarian. Frankly, I’m more excited about the hat. No offence to any vegetarians, but I was hoping for a stronger trait that would do help me flesh out Valentine’s personality. Oh well, maybe his new little sibling will be more interesting.
   


And here the little sibling is! Yeah, she’s in for an interesting childhood. I name her Nectar, because I want to continue with the Valentine’s Day naming theme and “Rose Jones” seemed a little too generic. Let’s hope I haven’t doomed her to a life as a party dancer, or predisposed her to nectar addiction for that matter.



Now that Mandy is back on maternity leave, Omar has a chance to leave the childcare to her and play guitar for tips in town all day. Here he is at Diamondback’s with the townies that never leave. I don’t remember their names, but there are three of them and they’re here almost every night to watch him play.



Valentine is finally old enough to do the townie-offspring-stalking by himself. His best friend at the moment is fellow Vegetarian Curtis Shaw. He doesn’t have any female friends yet, but I’m sure there’ll be plenty of time to find Valentine a girlfriend in the future.



Whoops, it seems that with all the excitement I forgot about Mandy’s birthday! The poor thing grows up in the most nightmarish way imaginable – half-naked in the dark, backed into a dangerously unstable device, and being jeered at by everyone at a party after she broke the host’s TV. No wonder she picks up a midlife crisis.

   

Moments later my camera is pulled to the home lot, where Omar is also ready to grow up and HANG ON A MINUTE, is there a HORSE in the house?!



There IS! What the heck, Omar?! I leave you alone for one Sim hour and you let a feral beast into the kitchen? How did on Earth did it get through the door, and why isn’t Valentine also freaking ou–

…Ohhhhh, I see what happened. This is the kid’s fault, isn’t it? He’s a Vegetarian, so of course he’d care about animals enough to take their welfare into his own hands. Now that I think about it, he probably plotted this with Curtis after they saw the homeless horse from the school bus or something. Clearly, they were able to get the horse through the door via the same method Valentine used to get his limbs into the peg box when he was a toddler. (Okay, okay, I’m just messing around. I doubt Valentine even has a single horse-related wish.)



*jaw drop*

What the– …You sneaky little boy, I didn’t seriously think you would do it! Wow, I officially take back everything I said about you not having enough personality. Welcome to my good books, Valentine.



“Hey kid, what’s all that screaming about?”
“I think Dad just got wrinkles.”
Ohhhh.”

Hey, who invited the bikini model? Did Valentine adopt her too? Look, I know she doesn’t have many clothes on, but I don’t think that qualifies her as a “Stray”.
   
   

Bikini Woman then proceeds to strip the house of candy, leaving poor little Nectar helpless on the floor. Huh, on second thoughts maybe this Sim really IS a wild animal.



“It’s too late for me, son! Tell your mother I love her, and I’m sorry for clipping my nails in the kitchen sink!”

Oh dear. As fun as this is to watch, I should probably deal with the horse before the birthday boy has a total nervous breakdown.

There we go, one “moveobjects on” later and it’s as if it never happened. Would you believe that after all that, Omar didn’t have a midlife crisis? I suppose being scared for his life must have put his grey hairs in perspective, because the first thing he does on free will is to run and put his daughter back in her cot. Awww, I love it when my Sims care about each other.  :)

   

“Shhhh, it’s OK, darling. Daddy’s going to make sure you never have to deal with lollipops or ponies ever again.”

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 58 - Small Spaces and Unhappy Birthdays"
« Reply #424 on: February 27, 2013, 01:15:40 PM »
Goodbye Liberty. You and Barry will continue to be adorable in the sim version of the afterlife, I'm sure. :) I'm glad that Hope is still around, at least for now.

Such an action-packed episode. Valentine is an adorable child! But...that poor horse. :P