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Re: A Bunch of Flowers (A ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ Project)
« Reply #125 on: September 20, 2015, 12:36:31 PM »
Back to the Future Part III – A Change of Plan

So I went back (again) to before Alison and Billy had entered the portal and moved Nightshade out.  Then Thyme had a birthday cake…



…followed by ambrosia.





I’d been intending to keep her as a ghost until young adulthood but now simplicity seemed more important.  Since Ally’s birthday in the future was also a possible source of errors, she had a cake immediately after her daughter.



And then everyone moved to Monte Vista.



They reactivated the time portal but found that it had gone back to the default, normal-future state.  Well, at least it didn’t need repairing again  :-\.



Billy, who had plenty of spare happiness points by this stage, spent some of them on a Time Remote Control…



…and the rainbow effects came back.



Alison and Billy hopped straight into the time vortex – but the ride wasn’t as smooth as they’d been used to…



…and Ally’s stomach let her down.   At least it wasn’t full-blown Time Sickness.

As before, she went to the Observatory to join the astronomer career and Billy, even though he no longer wished to invest in property, bought the place.  This time, Ally had a human boss and four co-workers, only two of them plumbots.  On the other hand, all of the humans were women.  Billy fired everyone but the boss (and his dear wife, of course) – but experience had shown that that might not be enough to generate Astronomy Dad.  So Billy also signed up as a Space Janitor.



This time, both were promoted on their first day in the job – and, more importantly, Billy met a male human colleague.  He invited Cadin Hill over after work, then disappeared discreetly upstairs to an easel, leaving Ally to entertain their guest.  She started with a game of pool…



…but moved on fairly rapidly from there.





As soon as the chimes had sounded (no odd teleportation this time, thank goodness), she sent Cadin home and social-networked him back to ‘best friend’ status.  Then she and Billy both quit their jobs and hurried back to the portal.

It was another rocky ride…



…but they made it home safely.  While Ally went indoors to nap in the rocking chair, Billy deactivated the portal…



…and returned it to inventory.  From now on, they were staying in the present.

Ally’s pregnancy went smoothly, in a welter of massages from Billy and trips to the day spa for even more pampering.  Tiger Lily was particularly fascinated by her mother’s growing bump, autonomously feeling, talking to or listening to Alison’s tummy whenever she was left to her own devices.



At last, Ally went into labour – and Billy freaked out yet again.



Angelica II (Ally rolled a wish to have a girl for both Utopian pregnancies) was born at Dr Simano’s Sanatorium without incident or glitching.  Phew!



Welcome to the family, Angie:  it’s been hard work getting you here.



I’m not sure whether it’s a side-effect of Utopia or just random variation, but Ally rolled wishes to marry the fathers of both Angelicas during her pregnancies.  That’s not happened with any of her previous children.  She was quite insistent about Edwin – she rolled the wish three times.

Also, does anyone know what these plumbot paparazzi are doing?





Angelica's birth completes the Travel Cluster:

China: Cheng Yang Chang
Egypt: Hassan Badawi
France: Yves Bernard
University: Ludo Vicco
Normal Future: Erik Wallace
Dystopian Future: Melvin Rainord
Utopian Future: Cadin Hill

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Urgh - the 'Utopia' just gets creepier and more toothache-inducing the more you see it, doesn't it? And that's twice you've got the Sound of Music soundtrack stuck in my head now >:( ;D

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Also, does anyone know what these plumbot paparazzi are doing?

Isn't that their stealing-power-from-electronics (can't remember what it's really called) animation?



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Ah, no more ghosty Thyme! It's nice to see what she actually looks like though.

I never got ITF so I don't know about the paparazzi plumbots, but in a different screenshot where Alison and Billy just got out of their workplace, the nearby plumbot's head and waist pattern cracked me up. Is this common among plumbots?  :P

And yes, that is definitely The Sound of Music!

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Urgh - the 'Utopia' just gets creepier and more toothache-inducing the more you see it, doesn't it?

Yes, it does  :-\  Not my idea of Utopia at all.

And that's twice you've got the Sound of Music soundtrack stuck in my head now >:( ;D

Oops, sorry (again)  :P :-[

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Also, does anyone know what these plumbot paparazzi are doing?

Isn't that their stealing-power-from-electronics (can't remember what it's really called) animation?

Syphoning power from the outdoor lighting?  That would make a sort of sense.  I told you I hadn't really played with plumbots.

So paparazzi in the future steal your power (and possibly break your appliances) while they're doorstepping you?  ::)

I never got ITF so I don't know about the paparazzi plumbots, but in a different screenshot where Alison and Billy just got out of their workplace, the nearby plumbot's head and waist pattern cracked me up. Is this common among plumbots?  :P

The leopard print?  Not the obvious pattern for a robot, is it?  ;D  I'm pretty sure I've also seen a cow-print one somewhere.

And yes, that is definitely The Sound of Music!

So now we know what Maria was doing before she went up that mountain  ;).

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Holi-gone-mad leading to utopia?!

Lol :) I'm pretty sure my sister and I looked like Holi-gone-mad after we participated in a 5K based on Holi this past summer. We were completely covered in paint from head to toe  :o

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Re: A Bunch of Flowers (A ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ Project)
« Reply #130 on: September 25, 2015, 05:41:33 PM »
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Holi-gone-mad leading to utopia?!

Lol :) I'm pretty sure my sister and I looked like Holi-gone-mad after we participated in a 5K based on Holi this past summer. We were completely covered in paint from head to toe  :o

Sounds lovely :P  Running with people throwing paint at you?  :o



The Penultimate Baby

The one positive aspect of having to make that unexpected extra move was that Culinary Dad could now be an original townie.  I’d sent Ally up the hill to make sure of him even before reactivating the portal.



Now she phoned Gino and invited him over.



Their relationship rapidly progressed beyond friendship…





…and soon, the chimes announced that the next baby was on the way.



(I don’t remember noticing Gino’s muscles when he was living with the Golds.  Of course, he spent most of the time being old and even before then, he was generally fully dressed, either at work or reading cookery books at the library.)

That evening, Tiger Lily had her young adult birthday.





For some reason, there had been few school trips and no Prom recently.  Tiger Lily left behind no school souvenirs at all, while Nightshade had only collected a police badge.

The next day, there was another double celebration.



I think Ally’s getting tired of her husband’s behaviour around birthday cakes.



Herb Robert became a teenager and Thistle, a child.



Then it was Leisure Day, since I’d changed the seasons to seven days of each after the move.  Ally threw a pool party and invited the extended family, although not all of them turned up.



It was nice to see them again.  In retrospect, it was especially good to see Sage – he died of old age the following day.



Ally had the baby – and, for the first time, I ignored her wish about the baby’s sex.  Well, what could the chef’s child be called other than Nigella?





Which meant it was finally time for Billy to father a child.  Of course, as anyone who’s been keeping track of the requirements will have realised, it wasn’t that simple.  There was still a missing member of the occult cluster - and since poor Billy never gets any breaks, he was going to have to make another sacrifice for the sake of the challenge.

Two or three towns ago, he had created a Forbidden Fruit seed and Ally planted it.  Unfortunately, the harvested fruit was of horrific quality.  A little later, Billy cloned it and was skilled (or lucky) enough to get a perfect copy.



Now it was time for Billy to retrieve the fruit from the storage chest.  It was still perfect.  I could do with a few of those chests ;).





He thoroughly enjoyed eating it but then, in the early hours of the following morning, woke up feeling a bit odd.





While Ally was still asleep, he cashed in some happiness points…



…and accepted a job as a PR Assistant in the Sports Agent career.

Ally seemed to find him as attractive as ever in his new, leafy, form…



…and soon matters took their usual course.



I was surprised when the chimes sounded.  Had they somehow avoided the coding and conceived a normal baby anyway?  But Ally’s usual nausea failed to materialise and there was a seed in her inventory.

And then, of course, she was disgraced for woohoo with an occult  ::).

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Child Thistle is so cute :D

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And then, of course, she was disgraced for woohoo with an occult

Of course  ::)



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Re: A Bunch of Flowers (A ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ Project)
« Reply #132 on: September 27, 2015, 02:57:16 PM »
Child Thistle is so cute :D

He is.  He was a slightly odd-looking toddler - something about his nose made him look quite birdlike.  I'm intrigued to see how his genetics play out as an adult.



The End of the Challenge

It was a few hours before Ally could plant the Forbidden Fruit seed.  The housework and garden never went away and, besides, there were her other children.

Angelica aged up to toddler.



While she was crawling off to pick out her new hairstyle and clothes, Ally brought a big plantpot indoors.



With the weather growing steadily colder, she didn’t want the Forbidden Fruit to be out in the garden where it might become dormant.  Where better than a nursery to grow a special seedling?  She fertilised it with sunshine and Billy chatted regularly with his plant baby, encouraging it to grow and develop.



Ally tried to explain to Angelica about the little brother or sister who was growing in the big pot but wasn’t at all sure the toddler understood.





Because Ally kept rolling wishes to teach Angelica her toddler skills, the next birthday happened only a day or two later.



Angelica aged up in this outfit and I thought it suited her, so it just had a recolour:



The next birthday was Nigella’s.  Ally rolled a wish to throw a party for her and, with the end of the challenge rapidly approaching, I liked the idea of another family reunion.





I may have to stop granting these wishes for parties, though.  Someone always seems to die soon afterwards :(.  This time, it was Wintergreen.



Even before her guests had left, Ally was wishing to teach Nigella to walk and talk.





The final day of the challenge arrived – a very busy day, as it turned out.  It was Thyme’s birthday, so she had a cake shortly after midnight…





…and then Ally taught her to drive.  As soon as they were home, Nigella’s dirty nappy provoked her mother into wishing to teach her her final skill, using the potty, and to see her age up well.  So they ordered another birthday cake.



Nigella looked as though she’d rather have had a few days more to play with the pegbox and xylophone :P.

Billy had missed out on the chance to point and laugh at her first birthday, through holding the baby.  He made up for that now, though.  I thought he was never going to stop.





When he’d finally calmed down, he pulled out the bottle of Super Spice he’d been carrying around since Bridgeport and emptied it over his head.





Oh dear  :-\.  That’s not quite right.  Maybe that stuff has a use-by date.

"Billy!  Mirror and dresser, stat!"

Nigella, meanwhile, was sorting out her childhood look…



…and Ally was in the nursery, harvesting her special little plant.







And, with Kale’s arrival (my first male plantboo :) ), the challenge is officially over.  The game will carry on, though: I want to see how the younger kids grow up and Alison and Billy are still holding wishes to have a child together – the challenge may count Kale as their child but the game doesn’t.  In fact, picking him didn’t even fulfil Ally’s current ‘have a child’ wish, which seems rather odd when adopting a kid would count.

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Woooo!  Congrats! 
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Sounds lovely :P  Running with people throwing paint at you?  :o

Yeah, that's pretty much how it went. The worst part was, it was at an amusement park and the running trail went through the campgrounds where the people just watched us running by, covered head to toe in colored paint and powder, like the spectacle we were  :o

Congrats on completing the challenge!!

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Re: A Bunch of Flowers (A ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ Project) - Scoring and Stats
« Reply #138 on: September 28, 2015, 04:16:35 PM »
Congratulations! This could not have been easy.

Thanks :).  Overall, it wasn’t too bad, although it certainly had its moments.  Thank goodness for teen Sims and their general tendency to take care of nooboos (with special mentions to Sage and Herb Robert).

Congratulations! And happy birthday everybody :)

Thank you.  It was rather a lot of birthdays in that last update – a last-minute push to maximise Ally’s LTHPs.

Congrats on completing the challenge!!

Thanks :).



Not sure whether anyone else is interested, but here is the final score for the challenge, along with a few other stats from the game.

Father clusters

I started this with the vague aim of completing as many father clusters as possible but didn’t actually plan anything until about halfway through, when it suddenly occurred to me that it might just be possible to get all of them with 26 pregnancies.  Give or take the odd time-travelling glitch, it worked out pretty well and I did manage to complete the full set.

Celebrity

No stars: Jon Lessen
1 star: Alec Trebo
2 stars: Shorty-John Inkbeard
3 stars: Alan Stanley
4 stars: Morgan Inkbeard
5 stars: Billy Flower

Occult

Ghost: Erik Wallace
Vampire: Vladimir Schlick
Imaginary Friend: Oleander Flower
Genie: Al Kwik
Fairy: Morgan Inkbeard
Witch:  Jon Lessen
Werewolf: Jebidiah Wilson
Alien: Mixxuchoo Yoth
PlantSim: Billy Flower
Mermaid: Sherman Bagley

Travel

China: Cheng Yang Chang
Egypt: Hassan Badawi
France: Yves Bernard
University: Ludo Vicco
Normal Future: Erik Wallace
Dystopian Future: Melvin Rainord
Utopian Future: Cadin Hill

Jobs

Business: Simon Cho
Criminal: Vladimir Schlick
Culinary: Gino Ferrari
Journalism: Alec Trebo
Law Enforcement: Bruce Chesterfield
Medicine: Jebidiah Wilson
Military: Sherman Bagley
Music: Jon Lessen
Politics: Morgan Inkbeard
Professional Sports: Travis McDermott
Science: Mick Situp
Service: Kris Single
Education: Mack Vasquez
Film: Alan Stanley
Fortune-Telling: Shorty-John Inkbeard
Astronomy: Cadin Hill
Bot Arena: Melvin Rainord

Zodiac

Aries: Mick Situp
Taurus: Mack Vasquez
Gemini: Ludo Vicco
Cancer: Jebidiah Wilson
Leo: Hassan Badawi
Virgo: Yves Bernard
Libra: Sherman Bagley
Scorpio: Mixxuchoo Yoth
Sagittarius: Alec Trebo
Capricorn: Travis McDermott
Aquarius: Jon Lessen
Pisces: Cheng Yang Chang

Social Groups

Nerd/Video Game Developer: Al Kwik
Rebel/Art Appraiser: Oleander Flower
Jock/Sports Agent: Billy Flower



Lifetime rewards

Ally was by far my happiest Sim to date – the first to earn over a million happiness points.  At the point when Kale was born/picked, she had a total of 1,215,318 LTHPs.  Her only rewards were Observant, No Jealousy, Attractive, Master of Seduction, Fast Learner, Legendary Host and her trusty Moodlet Manager.



She could have bought an additional 77 different lifetime happiness rewards with her spare points.  The only ones that weren’t available were Clone Voucher (because the house was full), Change Lifetime Wish and the Uncharted Island Map (I assume because there aren’t any uncharted islands in Monte Vista).



Out of interest, I had a look at Alison and Billy’s skills.  They managed to pick up quite a variety, either with or without my help.

Ally

Advanced Technology 6
Alchemy 1
Arcade Machine 3
Athletic 7
Broom Riding 10
Charisma 10 (all challenges except Comedian completed)
Chess 2
Child Gardening (?!) 2
Collecting 4 (+ Metal Collector)
Cooking supermaxed
Fishing 10
Gardening supermaxed
Gnubb 2
Guitar 4
Handiness 10 (one upgrade short of a supermax)
Jock Influence 2
Laser Rhythm-a-con 1
Logic 10 (+ Teacher Extraordinaire)
Painting 7
Pool 2
Sandbox 4 :D
Sculpting 10
Social Networking 10
Video Gaming 2
Writing 2

Billy

Advanced Technology 8
Alchemy 10
Arcade Machine 4
Athletic 10 (+ Marathon Runner)
Broom Riding 10
Charisma 7 (+ two challenges)
Chess 5
Collecting 5 (+ the metal and gem collecting challenges)
Cooking 10 (+ Menu Maven)
Diving 1
Gardening 10
Gnubb 10
Guitar 7
Hopscotch 2
Jock Influence 10
Logic 10 (+ Teacher Extraordinaire)
Martial Arts 7
Painting supermaxed
Piano 3
Pool 4
Sandbox 4  ::) :D
Science 10
Sculpting 10 (+ all challenges except Master Sculptor)
Skating 1
Social Networking 3
Street Art 2
Video Gaming 3
Writing 3



Including travel time, the game lasted 27 weeks and 6 days.  It was played on medium speed and all of the children were conceived at home and after marriage.

The Final Score

26 pregnancies (27 children)

Base multiplier: 1.00
Medium lifespan: 0.3
Celebrity cluster: 0.6
Occult cluster: 1.0
Travel cluster: 0.7
Job cluster: 1.7
Zodiac cluster: 1.2
Social Group cluster: 0.3
Husband: 0.34

Total score: 205.66

I have no idea how good that is – but that wasn’t really the point  :-\.


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Sandbox is a skill? Who knew?

I read somewhere that it's a child skill that translates into adult sculpting.  I'm planning to investigate it with the Haskills.  Alison and Billy certainly spent more than enough time in the sandpit to max any skill that was even vaguely associated  :P.

Congrats again! Over 200 seems like a good score to me  :)

Thanks again :D.  I'm really not sure - posted scores for this challenge are something of a rarity.  I did everything I planned to, which is good enough for me :).

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I read somewhere that it's a child skill that translates into adult sculpting.

That would make sense. I had an heir in my decadynasty that magically started off at level 4 of sculpting, which was something that I had never seen before. (S)he (I won't say for spoilers sake  ;)) played in the sand and built sandcastles all the time. I guess that's why  :D


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Woo, well done! Sorry for missing the ending, you've done an amazing job :) . I look forward to any updates on the family or whatever projects you're working on!

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I read somewhere that it's a child skill that translates into adult sculpting.

That would make sense. I had an heir in my decadynasty that magically started off at level 4 of sculpting, which was something that I had never seen before. (S)he (I won't say for spoilers sake  ;)) played in the sand and built sandcastles all the time. I guess that's why  :D

It sounds as though what I read was right, then :).

Woo, well done! Sorry for missing the ending, you've done an amazing job :) . I look forward to any updates on the family or whatever projects you're working on!

Thanks :).  I am still playing the family in Monte Vista.  I've changed to a longer lifespan and Billy's currently in the middle of mass-producing Young Again for all of the unmarried townies.  I know I could age them down with cheats but the Flowers have far more money than they could possibly spend on themselves and I liked the idea of the rest of the town getting some of the benefit.  Next I'm going to install Twallan's Story Progression and just see what happens to everyone when left to get on with their lives - that is, assuming my computer will run it OK.

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Re: A Bunch of Flowers (A ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ Project)
« Reply #145 on: October 12, 2015, 10:41:29 AM »
Afterwards

The morning after she’d completed the challenge, Ally spent some of her accumulated lifetime happiness points on a Clean Slate and went out on a date with her husband.



Their first stop was Tasty Treats and Tomes, for a romantic child-free celebration meal.  It didn’t quite work out as planned.   First they put their plates down on separate tables and then both had pathing issues when they tried to sit down and eat.  The ‘romantic’ part worked OK, though.



They looked ready to spend the rest of the day proving how irresistible they found each other.  Eventually, I gave up on the food and sent them over to the theatre to see Simdonia in June.  They both enjoyed the film and, clearly inspired by the way those foreign Sims did things, Billy presented his wife with a bouquet as they were leaving.



Overcome by the romance of it all, they rushed back inside for some backstage woohoo – and Billy notched up his second celebrity disgrace  ::).

They got home just in time to cheer as Herb Robert celebrated his young adult birthday…



…but narrowly missed seeing Thistle age up to teen.





Now that there was a space in the household, I temporarily turned off ageing and started moving in the unmarried townies, one at a time, for Young Again potions.  Some of them really made themselves at home.



Then Ally’s adult and elder children had the same treatment.  Iris, as the eldest living child, was first.



I’d had a vague feeling that Fluellen wasn’t the only one with the pyromaniac trait but the game was so hectic at that point that I wasn’t at all sure.  It turned out that it was Iris, as a result of her genie heritage.  She also appeared to have some other special powers.  Maybe it’s a side effect of wearing all those superhero outfits.



Not only could she pass through walls while looking in the fridge for leftovers but she found some food that I didn’t know was there – a plate of ambrosia.

Nigella, who had apparently inherited her father’s cooking talent, had taken to playing with the toy oven – although she never seemed happy with the results.



Her big sister sitting down next to her and tucking into a divine meal just emphasised her own inadequacies as a cook.  Angelica seemed put out as well – maybe she’d had her eye on that ambrosia for herself.





When Val moved in for his rejuvenation, I discovered the explanation for his hitting on his mother during her brief time in the police force – the game no longer recognised their relationship.  Then, while fixing that and checking on everyone else, I realised that the family was one child short.  Poor Lotus had been accidentally left behind in Hidden Springs.  I went back into an earlier save and retrieved her.

Once the town’s population was set up the way I wanted it, ageing was turned back on, with extended young adult and adult life stages but the others left on the medium setting.  Then I installed NRaas Story Progression and waited to see what would happen.  The answer was very little: there was a pop-up to say that Zinnia had proposed to Dandelion and there were a few house moves and promotions but that was about it.  I’ve been tweaking the settings but suspect they’re not right yet.  If Ally hasn’t acquired in-laws and grandchildren by the time she ages up to elder, I’ll start moving people in again and take a direct hand in their futures.



Angelica and Kale had birthdays…



…and winter arrived…



…provoking an outbreak of eccentric behaviour from the Flowers.





Ally spent some more points.  Naturally, her adored firstborn was the first to benefit from the philosopher’s stone.



Poppy hadn’t seen snow before.



Eventually, she agreed to stop building snowmen and go inside to regain her life and youth.





She was followed by Primrose and Lupin, although I don’t seem to have taken any screenshots of their revivals.



Kale had another birthday…



...and so did Thyme.





The children were growing up fast.  There were now only four left at home and Thistle would also be growing up and moving out soon.  The house was starting to feel empty, especially during the day when the kids were at school.  Well, Alison was an expert at dealing with that kind of problem.



Since there were no chimes and Ally was now Simmune to morning sickness, it wasn’t obvious whether they’d Tried for Baby successfully.  Ally seemed convinced, though…



…and she turned out to be right.  As soon as the pregnancy was confirmed, she rushed outside to give Billy the good news.





At long, long last, they were going to have their family.

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« Reply #146 on: October 18, 2015, 11:03:42 AM »
Billy’s Kids

Erika Lin, when Ally finally tracked her down at the salon late that night, said that the baby was a boy.  Thyme, who also happened to be there, was delighted at the prospect of a little brother.



Ally was less pleased: Billy desperately wanted a daughter.  So she spent most of her pregnancy watching children’s TV and stuffing herself with watermelon.



Thistle had his young adult birthday and moved out, joining his half-sister Primrose in the science career….



...and, a few dozen kids' programmes later, Ally left Dr Simano’s Sanatorium with a basket of babies.



The journey home was terrifying.  Just as the limo pulled away from the kerb, a reckless driver crashed straight through it  :o.



Miraculously, Alison, Billy and the triplets were unharmed.  Ally was badly shaken by the experience, though, and was so keen to escape that she somehow managed to climb out of the car while the doors were still shut.



Then she ran inside with her precious basket…



…and started checking that the babies really were OK.



Angelica, who’d been helping her mother settle the triplets in the nursery, suddenly started sparkling.  In all the mayhem, I’d forgotten it was her birthday.



The following morning, when things had calmed down, Nigella had a birthday cake…



…and aged up to teen.



Since the challenge rules no longer applied, the babies also had cakes as soon as they were awake.  First Charlock (Charlie), and then his sisters Busy Lizzie and Foxglove, became toddlers.



The next few days were manic…



…but eventually all three were fully trained and everyone could settle down to enjoying the remaining days of their toddlerhood.



Kale and Nigella shared the next family birthday.



Nigella followed her father into the culinary career, although she was more interested in learning recipes than becoming a famous chef.  She stayed at home for a few days, partly to help with the toddlers and partly because she was waiting for her high-school boyfriend to grow up.

Once Roscoe was also a young adult, Nigella invited him over, proposed and then suggested a shared shower.



There were chimes – and they were immediately followed by a pop-up message saying that Zinnia and Dandelion, who’d had a quiet wedding a couple of days before, were now expecting a baby.  Romance was also blooming for another of Ally’s daughters – Edelweiss and Camillo Mancini had become an item and were now engaged.



Ally was going to be a grandmother.

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« Reply #147 on: October 24, 2015, 09:39:41 AM »
Surrounded by Family

The triplets became children…



…and Nigella and Zinnia had their babies.  While her own children were at school, Ally repeatedly tried to meet her two grandsons.  Dan and Zinnia always seemed to be out but she did eventually manage to catch Nigella at home and give Yarrow a cuddle.



She used the Philosopher’s Stone to bring Sage back but I decided I’d better stop the revivals at that point.  The town was pretty full of Flowers (and, confusingly, a Fowler family that the game had created) and was getting pretty buggy as a result.  Like most of the kids who didn’t have lifetime wishes clearly related to another career, Sage joined the police.  Ally ran into him at the park and was questioned.  (I think that must be his work uniform – I hope he wasn’t planning any undercover operations :).)



Val was nearing the top of the Forensic branch, thanks to Twallan’s Story Progression.  I was pretty sure his LTW was Super Spy but maybe I was wrong.

There was an outbreak of birthdays.  First, the triplets became teenagers.



Charlie really takes after his father:



…although Billy, as a level 10 guitarist, seemed unimpressed by such posing by someone who was only at level 3.

Then Kale, the last of the challenge kids, grew up and moved out…



…and Billy and Alison reached old age.



Ally ran into Zinnia at the swimming pool and found that she was pregnant again.



She was still unable to visit her grandchildren, so I cheated and opened up the houses to have a look.  On the left is Nigella’s son, Yarrow.  On the right is Dan and Zinnia’s firstborn, Alexanders (who’ll probably claim to be Alexander S at school – and yes, I edited their names and clothes to keep to the family theme).



At last it was time for Ally’s final three children to grow up – the perfect excuse for a huge party.   There was cheering…







…and cake…







…music…





…and dancing…





…and the party was an epic success.

I may play with at least some of the family again but this seems like a good place to leave them, with Alison and Billy enjoying their retirement, thoroughly surrounded by family and still very much in love.




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Re: A Bunch of Flowers (A ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ Project): The Family Album
« Reply #148 on: October 24, 2015, 09:46:50 AM »
The mother

         

Alison Flower
Traits: family-oriented, loves the outdoors, artistic, charismatic, irresistible
Lifetime wish: Surrounded by Family


The fathers and children

1.  Father: Jon Lessen (non-celebrity/witch/music/Aquarius)
     Children: Poppy and Primrose

     

2.  Father: Jebidiah Wilson (non-celebrity/werewolf/medicine/Cancer)
     Child: Lupin

     

3.  Father: Sherman Bagley (non-celebrity/mermaid/military/Libra)
     Child: Gromwell

     

4.  Father: Travis McDermott (non-celebrity/witch/professional sports/Capricorn)
     Child: Heath

     

5.  Father: Cheng Yang Chang (non-celebrity/Pisces/China)
      Child: Orchid (Chinese culture)

     

6.  Father: Yves Bernard (non-celebrity/Virgo/France)
      Child: Mignonette

     

7.  Father: Shorty-John Inkbeard (2-star celebrity/fortune-telling/Capricorn)
      Child: Daisy

     

8.  Father: Alec Trebo (1-star celebrity/mermaid/journalism/Sagittarius)
     Child: Jonquil (mermaid)

     

9.  Father: Mack Vasquez (non-celebrity/witch/education/Taurus)
      Child: Rose

     

10. Father: Mixxuchoo Yoth (non-celebrity/alien/Scorpio)
      Child: Sage (alien)

     

11. Father: Kris Single (non-celebrity/service/Cancer)
      Child: Wintergreen

     

12. Father: Al Kwik (2-star celebrity/genie/Virgo/nerd)
      Child: Iris (pyromaniac)

     

13. Father: Ludo Vicco (non-celebrity/Gemini/university)
       Child: Edelweiss

     

14. Father: Morgan Inkbeard (4-star celebrity/fairy/politics/Aquarius)
      Child: Valerian

     

15. Father: Alan Stanley (3-star celebrity/film/Aquarius)
      Child: Fluellen (pyromaniac)

     

16. Father: Hassan Badawi (non-celebrity/Leo/Egypt)
      Child: Lotus

     

17. Father: Mick Situp (non-celebrity/science/Aries)
      Child: Zinnia

     

18. Father: Vladimir Schlick (non-celebrity/vampire/criminal/Aries)
      Child: Nightshade (vampire)

     

19. Father: Oleander Flower (3-star celebrity/imaginary friend/Leo/rebel)
      Child: Bluebell (imaginary friend)

     

20. Father: Bruce Chesterfield (non-celebrity/law enforcement/Pisces)
      Child: Tiger Lily

     

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Re: A Bunch of Flowers (A ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ Project): The Family Album
« Reply #149 on: October 24, 2015, 09:50:18 AM »
21. Father: Simon Cho (2-star celebrity/business/Capricorn)
      Child: Herb Robert

     

22. Father: Erik Wallace (non-celebrity/ghost/Gemini/normal future)
      Child: Thyme (born a ghost)

     

23. Father: Melvin Rainord (non-celebrity/bot arena/Leo/Dystopian future)
      Child: Thistle (Future Sim)

     

24. Father: Cadin Hill (non-celebrity/astronomy/Cancer/Utopian future)
      Child: Angelica

     

25. Father: Gino Ferrari (non-celebrity/culinary/Pisces)
      Child: Nigella

     

26. Father: Billy (Caspian) Flower (5-star celebrity/PlantSim/Libra/jock)
      Child: Kale (PlantSim)

     

And, after the challenge:

27. Father: Billy (Caspian) Flower (in his normal form)
      Children: Charlock, Busy Lizzie and Foxglove

     

     

The grandchildren

Yarrow, son of Nigella and Roscoe Hess (a random clone-faced townie):



Zinnia and Dandelion’s kids, Alex and Orpine:



And the most recent addition to the family, Gentian, son of Edelweiss and Camillo Mancini: