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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.58: That Is Our Kismet (24 May)
« Reply #375 on: May 25, 2018, 12:48:29 AM »
Awww, Stud lives up to his name ^^ He's a darling.  I love that Scamp got his beach house and gets to go on walkies now.

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.58: That Is Our Kismet (24 May)
« Reply #376 on: May 25, 2018, 04:01:25 AM »
yeah for autonomous gardening!

And I like very much Stud future spouse. I was wondering why you were aiming for a boy.

And Scamp get many walks, which may be helping him forget about the sad jungle episode.



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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.58: That Is Our Kismet (24 May)
« Reply #377 on: May 25, 2018, 06:12:29 AM »
Stud is already now getting the ladies attention? Thats the way to do it.
Btw. its not a curse, i think the redheads are cute :P

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.58: That Is Our Kismet (24 May)
« Reply #378 on: May 25, 2018, 09:01:22 PM »
That's a pretty girl for some kismet; hopefully, everything works out and she doesn't turn out to be just eyecandy as a spouse.
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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.58: That Is Our Kismet (24 May)
« Reply #379 on: May 26, 2018, 09:32:48 AM »
The house looks great!  And Virtua's helpers are actually helping.  :)

Stud and his red-haired sidekick are both adorable, and the future spouse is lovely.  It's probably just the hair and the skin color, but Eden reminds me of a combination of Liberty and Merri.

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.58: That Is Our Kismet (24 May)
« Reply #380 on: May 26, 2018, 05:51:42 PM »
Awww, Stud lives up to his name ^^ He's a darling.  I love that Scamp got his beach house and gets to go on walkies now.
@Shewolf13
Haha, it's always such a disappointment when that kid who was an adorable toddler then a gorgeous child ages up into an unattractive teen! Got my fingers crossed for Stud Lee, though! Scamp's living the life this generation!

yeah for autonomous gardening!
And I like very much Stud future spouse. I was wondering why you were aiming for a boy.
And Scamp get many walks, which may be helping him forget about the sad jungle episode.
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This has been such a good generation so far, it almost scares me.
For long challenges, I prefer to alternate the heir's gender rather than leaving it to chance. It's add more variety to my dynasty sims.
Haha, Scamp may have forgotten that sad jungle episode, but his watcher hasn't!

And, thanks to your interest, here are before and after shots of Chateau Frise.
An heir only lives in a house from conception to their YA birthday, though Merri Lee was an exception.
That's just 5-1/2 weeks, so I did very little remodeling besides what you see below and the additional basement floor.

I loaded a new file to take a shot of the original house to see how it was furnished.
You can see there are formal and informal living rooms and areas for both formal and casual dining.


As you can see, I walled off both the formal dining room (for an Inspired Studio) and the informal living room (for a Focused Room).
The house now has a second toilet and a shower on the first floor (plus 2 toilets/2 showers in the basement).
The Vet Office is now a nursery because raising toddlers on the first floor is easiest. On the second floor, I created a new room for Ricardo's authorial activities.
The Music Space is for Virtua's clubmates to have fun. The Microscope area is locked to everybody except Bubb Lee (because I'm a control freak).
My file feels like it's getting rather bloated by now, so I added minimal décor. :D


Stud is already now getting the ladies attention? Thats the way to do it.
Btw. its not a curse, i think the redheads are cute :P
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I wanted Stud to interact with Eden Ray before Virtua removed from her club.
But I feel so bad about Virtua's rushed date that I wanted to try something different for Stud but their age difference is too big now, lol.
Haha, with all the redheads, I thought my game might have contracted a case of Pippin-itis.  *winks

That's a pretty girl for some kismet; hopefully, everything works out and she doesn't turn out to be just eyecandy as a spouse.
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Thank you for reading this thoroughly game-driven story. :D
The lavender girl, Eden, will be capable of some serious mentoring, I believe, due to belonging to the Lee's main club for two generations.
Until I'd moved Eden into a house recently, she'd been an immortal teen in this save file for since the second generation. I figure she's hung around this long for a reason…

The house looks great!  And Virtua's helpers are actually helping.  :)
Stud and his red-haired sidekick are both adorable, and the future spouse is lovely.  It's probably just the hair and the skin color, but Eden reminds me of a combination of Liberty and Merri.
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You receive this challenge's Most Observant Reader award!
Though I've been using the "rainbow skintone" custom content in this challenge, Eden will be second rainbow spouse after Merri Lee's mother.
Eden will also become the final spouse in this game, if nothing goes wrong.
So during her makeover, I gave her the same heir as the founder Liberty Lee.

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A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.59: A Typical Week
« Reply #381 on: May 26, 2018, 06:03:12 PM »

I know I look like a pipsqueak now, Scamp, but I'll be the active heir in about 2 weeks!



8.59:  A Typical Week

Week 42/Thursday

Virtua: Our second free day passes more or less uneventfully.
When the boys are awake, the nanny and I help them with their skills.
Stud's skills have all reached Level 3 and Baer is almost there, too.
We will be content if they can both earn the Happy Toddler trait.


Ricardo is excused from toddler duty to write novels.
He'll reach Best-Selling Author's last tier by the end of the free day.
I hope he'll finish it by our fifth free day.


In the afternoon, I pay a quick visit to Eden Ray (who's no longer in my club).
She lives in It's a Good House, former residence of the Heckings.
The house is utterly bare, which makes me feel bad for her but my hands are tied.


My brother Bubb is trying to complete Renaissance Sim.
He only needs one more level each in Archaeology and Fishing.
His Archaeology isn't high enough for the Artifacts Association to ask his help with authentication.
But it's high enough to authenticate artifacts sent to Papa and I, which is handy for us.


Friday

Our heir, Stud, interacts with Scamp for the first time.
Besides talking to him, Stud can also pet, imitate, or hug Scamp.

Stud: I have a special plan for you, Scamp, after we move!


This nanny is absolute the worst!
As soon as she's free, she either watches TV or dashes down to the basement.
Why? She's locked out of the quarters for my clubmaters and the butler.
If my boys want her help with skilling, they need to find her downstairs.


Seeing her reminds me that I need to dismiss her.
As soon as I do, she turns back around and greets us at the side entrance.
I'm forced to personally fire her a second time. Of course, she charges us again.
She needs to be reported to the Better Business Bureau or something.


Scamp: Hey, Virtua! Looking what I found for you in this clump of seaweed!
Virtua: Took me forever to figure out how to reach Pet Training 3 since you already know all your tricks!


Saturday

During the first free day, I had Stud interact with Ricardo and had Baer interact with Bubb.
Since then, Bubb has been autonomously helping Baer with his skills.
Besides reading, I've also seen Bubb doing flash cards with Baer and teaching him to talk.

It's become a Lee tradition for sidekick spares to buy Never Weary.
That's why Bubb and Auntie Paize never need to sleep.


Ricardo is always there to help Stud with his skills as well.
In fact, whenever Stud's awake, I'm often competing with Ricardo to teach Stud.

Stud: Would you teach me to talk again later? I really need to go potty right now.


While at the beach with Scamp, I get invited by Grandpa Bull on an outing.
It's so great to spend the afternoon with him!


I'm a tad disappointed that he chose Planet HoneyPop, though, since he can't do karaoke.
Instead, I sing a duet with someone else. Gah, Grim has terrible rhythm and poor enunciation!


Virtua: *autonomously tells Grandpa Bull a gross joke
Bull: *feels disgusted
Virtua: *laughs gleefully
Bull: Where did your father and I go wrong with you, Virtua? You got no class!


Late that night, a fire breaks out in the living room. (-2 points)
Thanks to my nimble footwork, Bubb's FreezeRay, and the sprinkler system, nobody even has time to get tense!


Week 43/Sunday

Papa and Auntie Paize become elders this afternoon, much to everyone's surprise.
I'm going to write an excuse note for Auntie Paize so she won't need to work anymore.


When I spot Ricardo from afar, I think his clenched fists mean he's angry and tense.
Little do I know!
That is Ricardo feeling happy and confident!
Congrats on your promotion, darling! (-1 point)


It's hard to tell if Stud will be able to max any skills tomorrow.
To be on the safe side, I master only Writing and Violin today. (3 points)


Monday

Just think, my little boys will both become children in another 24 hours.
While I'm reading to Stud, he masters Imagination. (5 points)


For some unfathomable reason, Arthav and my other clubmates are all unclothed this morning.
Had they been skinny-dipping in the pool?
Virtua, go grab a serving for Baer this instant. Can't you tell he's starving?!
Virtua: I can't help it, Watcher! I keep dropping my queue to go "See what's happening" with Arthav. *blushes


And Stud masters Communication! (7 points)
I love when the kids earn points in a timely fashion so I can save mine for later!


Tuesday

It is well past midnight when Bubb mentors me until I master Logic. (9 points)
For my tenth point, I leave to seek out a good friend in Sable Square.


Eden begins her transformation as soon as I step into the house, just as I'd expected.


Did I neglect to share that Caleb turned me last week?
During the last free day, I transformed, came to Eden's house to transform her, then cured myself.
You've seen that process so many times before already! But this time is the last!!!


It's starting to get light outside when Eden and I become good friends. (10 points)
We've already received the birthday notifications for Stud and Bear as well.

Farewell, Eden! I must go home to age up my toddlers and start our third free day.
I'll be back to visit with Stud Lee when he's older!





Free Day #3 (10 points, 30/50)

Promotions (1):
   Career (1): Ricardo/Writer 3
Good friends (1): Eden Ray
Maxed skills (10): Virtua/Writing, Violin, Logic; Stud/Imagination, Communication
Fire (-2): Once

Household Ages
Guacamo (elder): Day 2 elder
Paize (elder): Day 2 elder
Ricardo (YA): 10 days to adult
Bubb (YA): 11 days to adult
Virtua (YA): will age up with Bubb
Stud (child): 13 days to teen
Baer (child): 13 days to teen

Coming next: Stud and Baer age up into children!
                 



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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.59: A Typical Week (05/26)
« Reply #382 on: May 26, 2018, 08:23:42 PM »
Ah ha, excellent!  Eden is lovely ^^  And can't wait to see the boys as children!  Stud and Scamp are too cute.  Can't believe how close you are ^^

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.59: A Typical Week (05/26)
« Reply #383 on: May 26, 2018, 09:53:58 PM »
Thanks for the collage of Eden with Liberty and Merri.  I was wondering how you were going to deal with the age difference between Eden and Stud, but I should have known you would have a plan.

Can't wait to see what special plans Stud has for Scamp.  The pictures of them together are really cute.

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.59: A Typical Week (05/26)
« Reply #384 on: May 27, 2018, 09:57:31 AM »
Hooray!  Turning Eden into a vampire!!  You've gotten so much glorious mileage out of that clever ploy!
Hooray for another adopted redhead that I planted in your dynasty randomly happened to appear  ;=)
So glad that my darling Paize is still the star of the show.  Okay, maybe I define "star" a little differently than most, but she's definitely still there  ;=)
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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.59: A Typical Week (05/26)
« Reply #385 on: May 28, 2018, 04:37:13 AM »
I love that you have the rainbow skin in your game too, i miss mine, but decided to play my Sharebears without, now my Petals are full off colour.

The last wife, cant believe that its this close already.

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.59: A Typical Week (05/26)
« Reply #386 on: May 28, 2018, 08:48:55 PM »
Ah ha, excellent!  Eden is lovely ^^  And can't wait to see the boys as children!  Stud and Scamp are too cute.  Can't believe how close you are ^^
@Shewolf13
I can't wait until Stud's teen birthday! Those 13 teen-phase days go by so fast! More Stud and Scamp in the next update, maybe.
Virtua just needs to hang in there a little longer, lol.

Thanks for the collage of Eden with Liberty and Merri.  I was wondering how you were going to deal with the age difference between Eden and Stud, but I should have known you would have a plan.
Can't wait to see what special plans Stud has for Scamp.  The pictures of them together are really cute.
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I wasn't sure if moving Eden into a house would cause her to automatically age up or not. It did!
Stud is going to make all of Scamp's dreams come true, I hope. We've even decided not to wait until he moves out, hehe.

Hooray!  Turning Eden into a vampire!!  You've gotten so much glorious mileage out of that clever ploy!
Hooray for another adopted redhead that I planted in your dynasty randomly happened to appear  ;=)
So glad that my darling Paize is still the star of the show.  Okay, maybe I define "star" a little differently than most, but she's definitely still there  ;=)
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Lol, every generation, I'm hoping that I won't need to do the turn/transform/cure thing, but something always comes up to make a visit to Caleb necessary again.
But yes, I'm deeply indebted to MarianT and reggikko for this strategy which has allowed me to have more say in the spouses in houses.
Paize is definitely been a great helper! I occasionally spot her talking to furniture or yelling at someone because she's erratic. But she's been way more useful than not!

I love that you have the rainbow skin in your game too, i miss mine, but decided to play my Sharebears without, now my Petals are full off colour.
The last wife, cant believe that its this close already.
@LenaLJ
I first started using the rainbow skintone cc last March during the Murkland Starter Challenge.
A fellow Murklander's simself required that I install it for her skintone. Some of the skintones I really like, others I don't like at all.
In Gen3 of this Townie Dynasty, I tried removing the cc but then every unnatural skintone turned jet black when I reloaded my game. lol.
Not quite time for the last wife yet. But, after this update, Stud Lee moves out in a week. Really, I can't wait for Stud to take over!!!
In the Life States Dynasty, though, I can see how it would be really fun! And your Petals, of course, are gorgeous!!!

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A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.60: Scamp and the Skunks
« Reply #387 on: May 28, 2018, 09:05:19 PM »



8.60: Scamp and the Skunks

Week 43/Tuesday

Virtua: Today's such a great day for a jog at the beach.
Scamp: Every day's a great day for a job on the beach!
Virtua: But today's a free day! I love when Papa and Auntie Paize help with the boys.


Scamp: You and Ricardo must be so proud of the boys!
Virtua: Indeed! They both earned Happy Toddler and gained great traits, too.
Scamp: So they're doing Whiz Kids first?
Virtua: Yes. They're stuck on Tier II now but will be maxing Mental today.


Stud: Why are we learning violin now, Gramps?
Guaca: You can't switch aspirations yet, so we're just helping you two with Creativity.
Paize: Right. Your mother can influence you to keep playing the violin after the free day, too.


Ricardo's just waiting on royalties to finish Best-Selling Author now.
After writing his third bestseller, he quits the Writer career to become a stay-at-home dad.
He's so lucky! His first two novels today were both best-sellers!
Ricardo: Hey, that's not luck! That's talent, dear!


After work, Bubb helps with authenticating artifacts and masters Archaeology.
I hope that means the Simsonsian Institute will be contacting him soon.


Wednesday

Baer: So, we've practiced typing for four hours. Now what?
Stud: Grandpa says we play Keyboard Commander until the free day ends.

Virtua: The free day ends then the boys master Motor just before school. (4 points)
I think that calls for a butler, don't you? (3 points)


The boys both earn B's on their first day of school. (5 points)
C'mon, let's all play Party Frenzy to get rid of that stress!


Stud: This kinda makes it worth studying so hard today!
Baer: I didn't even know we had a TV.
Virtua: Our watcher keeps all the fun stuff locked up or in storage.
Ricardo: Why would she do that?
*whistles innocently


Thursday

I keep the butler and hire a gardener, too. (3 points)
What a surprise to discover that the gardener is my clubmate Masato!

Thanks to last night's school projects, the boys earn A's today. (5 points)
Look at their proud and happy faces! Why doesn't Baer have a rainbow, too?


Ricard is such a good father! He immediately helps with homework, all on his own.
He completed Best-Selling Author this morning, by the way. (7 points)
Just to be on the safe side, I buy the Night Owl reward for both buys. (5 points)


It takes me forever to figure out why I can't help Baer with his extra credit.
Turns out that brother Bubb's helping him while treading water in the pool.
I never even knew that was possible!


Friday

Scamp: All this time and we still aren't companions yet!
You're just being nice to me so the readers will like you, right?
Virtua: I drop queues a lot and our watcher's patience is wearing thin.
That's why I thought that if I took you for lots of walks…

Scamp: Nah, you've not been doing too badly. *peeks at calendar for Stud's teen birthday
Virtua: Our butler hates children but I'm too lazy to fire her. (4 points)


I've written excuse notes for the boys, so we all (except Bubb) spend the afternoon at Desert Bloom Park.
Bubb earns a promotion to Scientist 8. Way to go! (5 points)


Papa aged up to an elder five days ago.
Why do we get a message today that he's in range for the Emotional Control trait?
He was probably playing the violin with emotion, but he has no birthdays left…


I only need one more fish to complete Angling Ace!
Taking along my never-weary brother Bubb, I head for the Willow Creek library.
It is a horrid decision, a tremendous waste of time!
Not only do I fail to catch my twentieth fish, but…


Scamp gets sprayed by a skunk then ages up to an elder.
We go home right away so I can bathe Scamp and feed him an Age-Down Treat.


Saturday

Today, I decide to keep our butler until the free day. (4 points)

The sun is setting when I finally catch the last fish, a piranha.
Both Auntie Paize and I complete Angling Ace at the same time. (8 points)
As a result, I earn 1,000 satisfaction points but I buy Steel Bladder so I'm even. (8 points)


Everyone's been doing whatever they please today, so they're in a great mood.
Until, that is, we arrive at Chez Sul Sul for dinner.
Now everyone's feeling tense!
The service could stand for a lot of improvement!
The wait staff keeps dropping other diners' food on the floor.
Then, right around when a waiter leaves a stack of dirty dishes on our table, Scamp suffers another skunk attack.


Virtua: What's with you and the skunks lately? Luckily, you only got sprayed, not bitten.
Scamp: It seems that the female skunks are drawn by my pheromones.
But then, when they realize I'm a dog, they get angry and spray me.
Virtua: For real?
Scamp: Eh, who wants to admit they got dissed by a skunk?


Week 44/Sunday

Baer: Ugh, I hate being stuck on Whiz Kid!
Stud: You and me both! Mama, can't you influence us to make Emotion Potions?
Virtua: Unfortunately, I can't. You know I would if I could, boys!

Stud: So, when's the next free day?
Virtua: Tomorrow morning, if things go according to plan. (7 points, butler)


Virtua: Does it seem to you, Scamp, that Ricardo's starting to obsess over Aarohi?
Who stands that close to listen to someone play the violin?
Scamp: Exactly how much time do you usually spend with Ricardo each day?
Virtua: Um, none.
Scamp: You need to fix that, girl. Also, ask Watchette to lock that Music Space to clubmates only.
Done! You're welcome.


Virtua: I need another good friend but definitely NOT that Aarohi! Hmmph!
Scamp: What about Masato, your gorgeous gardener with the lousy traits?
V: How lousy?
Scamp: He's a hot-headed romantic who hates children.
V: Well, I don't need to make babies with the guy, you know! And he's awfully handsome!
Are you taking notes, Ricardo? See how he and I become good friends without me all up in his face? (9 points)

You want me to give Masato a makeover, Virtua?
V: Heavens no! He's too handsome already, even with that awful outfit and the dog ears!


Monday

Scamp: Sure, you occasionally drop queues here and there.
But all things considered, you've done a good job as heir, Virtua?
Virtua: You seriously think so? Then why doesn't the watcher like me?
Scamp: Erm, oh that! You really wanna know?
Seems you take forever to start a queued action, but you drop queues like hot potatoes.


Anywaaaaay, I get home then drop some queues because I really want to play the violin.
But finally, I master Gourmet Cooking. (10 points)
Folks, our fourth free day is starting this very moment.
Kids, take a vacation day from school NOW!





Free Day #4 (10 points, 40/50)

Promotions (5):
   Career (1): Bubb/Scientist 8
   School (4):  Stud/B & A, Baer/B & A
Satisfaction (1): +1,000 sp
Good friends (1): Masato Maeda
Maxed skill/aspiration/job (12):
     Skills (6): Virtua/Gourmet Cooking; Stud/Motor; Baer/Motor
     Aspiration (6): Ricardo/Best-Selling Author, Virtua & Paize/Angling Ace
NPC hire (-6): Butler x5, Gardener x1
Satisfaction rewards (-3): Stud & Bubb/Night Owl; Virtua: Steel Bladder

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.60: Scamp and the Skunks (28 May)
« Reply #388 on: May 28, 2018, 09:38:05 PM »
Oh dear, a queue dropper huh? It happens, I've found. Do you ever find that you miss an heir? Even if they annoyed you while it was ther turn, do you find yourself missing them one you've moved on?

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.60: Scamp and the Skunks (28 May)
« Reply #389 on: May 29, 2018, 08:22:01 AM »
Poor Virtua!  She's a que dropper, and therefore, unloved by her Watcher, then her fella starts obsessing over the immortal Aarohi!  She just can't catch a break on that front.  However, the point scoring is coming along quite nicely...no doubt thanks to the Watcher repeatedly re-creating the ques she drops.  Hang in there, Watcher!  You're almost there!
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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.60: Scamp and the Skunks (28 May)
« Reply #390 on: May 30, 2018, 11:28:24 PM »
That Scamp!  If he's not running away, he's getting sprayed by skunks!  I love him, though. 
Stop dropping queues Virtua!  You're almost done, just do what your Watcher asks for a little while longer.

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.60: Scamp and the Skunks (28 May)
« Reply #391 on: May 31, 2018, 12:33:37 AM »
Oh dear, a queue dropper huh? It happens, I've found. Do you ever find that you miss an heir? Even if they annoyed you while it was ther turn, do you find yourself missing them one you've moved on?
Lol, no. In this challenge, once I've moved to the next house, I don't miss the sims who seriously annoyed me at all, not one bit.
As for Iconica Lee, I wasn't annoyed with Iconica so much as with her situation--all the deaths, the glitching, and so forth.
Considering her circumstances, she prevailed well!
I only miss the sims that I really liked, Bull for example.

Poor Virtua!  She's a que dropper, and therefore, unloved by her Watcher, then her fella starts obsessing over the immortal Aarohi!  She just can't catch a break on that front.  However, the point scoring is coming along quite nicely...no doubt thanks to the Watcher repeatedly re-creating the ques she drops.  Hang in there, Watcher!  You're almost there!
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Virtua was moderately okay as well as heirs go because of how quickly she would drop queues to go do something uncalled for.
Due to game lag (I guess), she'll idle for over a sim-hour to start an action I've queued for her. But she'll run off in a flash to do something she wants to do, lol.
I probably wouldn't mind so much, buuuuttttttt...she's the only sim I'm allowed to control. I'm laughing at myself here.
After the scene at GeekCon (in the following update), I'm not sure if Ricardo was obsessing over Aarohi or if Aarohi stepped into Ricardo's space to play the violin.
Still, I'm not sure why he and Aarohi are so "friendly."

That Scamp!  If he's not running away, he's getting sprayed by skunks!  I love him, though. 
Stop dropping queues Virtua!  You're almost done, just do what your Watcher asks for a little while longer.
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I'm so glad you love Scamp because I've had so much playing him in this challenge. Scamp and his silly facial expressions! Scamp and all his love!
I almost stopped playing this challenge at one point but letting Scamp come out to play more made the challenge fun for me again.
It's still a frustrating challenge for my personality, haha.
And yes, Virtua handled herself very well during the last week! I'm very proud of her.

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A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.61: Virtually Free!
« Reply #392 on: May 31, 2018, 12:53:13 AM »




8.61: Virtually Free

Week 44/Monday

Baer (left): Thanks to the free day, we're finally done with Whiz Kid!
Stud (right): Yay! You think we can finish two more before the free day ends?
Baer: I say we can!
Stud: We'll be cutting it close!


Virtua: Look at my small backlog now for the Smithsonian Institute!
I'm saving the ones I authenticate for Baer.
He can mail them back for the Fabulously Wealthy aspiration.


Paize: Like every sidekick spare, Baer will also be doing Nerd Brain.
I've got him covered. This rocket ship is almost fully upgraded now.


Guacamo: Paize and I got our first notices from Grim this evening, Scamp.
I know Virtua's been out jogging with you a lot since we moved here.
But today, I asked her to let me walk you.
I'm probably not going to make it until the next free day, so this is our last walk together, buddy.

Scamp: You're the one who convinced Ricardo to become a vampire and wait for Virtua here.
Thank you for giving me this life here in Cavalier Cove, Guaca!


Tuesday

The boys are close to completing their third aspiration, so they take the day off from school.
They still have 90 minutes before school, but you never know.
Sometimes it takes forever to hit that high score for Key Commander.


I'm not displeased with our butler at all.
In fact, I rather like squeamish Erika and we are friends.
But this is the only way I can dismiss her before our free day ends. It's unfortunate, really.


Stud: I only have a half hour before the free day ends, Scamp, so you wanna chill with me?
Scamp: Hey, way to go! We're friends already!
Your mother and I weren't good friends until she was a young adult.
But your gramps and I became good friends on our first day together in Selvadorada.
And we became companions after his second free day.

Stud: So you and Mama aren't companions?
Scamp: Nope. And she only has one more free day left.
Stud: Don't be sad, Scamp. You just wait and see!
You and me will be companions even sooner than you and Gramps!
Scamp: Ooooh, I'd like that!


Bubb has work but I take everyone else to GeekCon.
I invite Ricardo and the kids to a game of Party Frenzy but am most annoyed by some stranger.
She feels the need to back up into Ricardo's hands, flipping her flap over his controller.
I mean, WTH? Why would she do that!?


Not wanting to reveal my jealousy, I'm hoping that Papa will intervene.
But, no, he's off playing BlicBloc on a gaming rig.
Oh well, he looks like he's having a great time, though, which makes me feel better.


When we return to the house, Scamp runs out to welcome me home.
I'm surprised and delighted to notice I have a new friendly social with Scamp.
Scamp, will you be my companion?

Not long after, Bubb brings home a promotion to Level 9 Scientist! (1 point)


Wednesday

Being the heir has been such a juggling act!
I've been trying so hard to schedule the free days right that I've all but neglected Ricardo.
For some reason, he's stopped interacting with me romantically on his own lately.
And what about Stud's plan? How far ahead has been thinking about that?

Also, Papa and Auntie Paize got their second notices this evening. It won't be long now. *sniffle


Thursday

The boys were so tired after school yesterday, I had them go to bed after dinner.
This morning, we've come to Magnolia Blossom Park where I have them do their homework.
Encouraging them for their good grades earns me 2,000 satisfaction points. (3 points)


Guacamo: Well, yes, I'm leaving soon but don't worry, buddy. You'll be fine!
Scamp: But, except for you and Bull, it's taken so long for the heirs to care about me!
Guacamo: That's not true! I hear from Stud that you two are friends already! He thinks about you all the time!

Scamp: So, after this is all over and I'm not being aged down anymore, will be we meet again?
Guacamo: You betcha, Scamp! I'll be waiting for you in that big dog park in the sky!


Virtua: Ricardo hasn't fit into my family as well as I'd imagined he had.
I mean, look at his relationships! He's closer to Aarohi than to Stud!
And he's just acquaintances with my brother Bubb and Auntie Paize.
Does he spend all his time socializing with that Aarohi? What should I do?


Friday

I invite everyone out to Shimuzu for breakfast at 6 a.m. sharp.
It's so nice to see everyone dressed up.
And this is no doubt our last family outing all together like this.


Of course, as soon as the boys leave Shimuzu for school, our breakfast is served.
On returning from Shimuzu, I kick Aarohi from my club and hire a caterer. (2 points)


My accomplished brother, Bubb, maxes his career before the last free day! (5 points)


Saturday

Scamps: Sims can be such feeble-minded creatures!
While I run the obstacle course at Pupperstone Park, Virtua runs around after me clapping her hands.
Does she actually believes that she is training me?! *rolls eyes
While we're here, Virtual masters both Pet Training and Photography. (9 points)


Week 45/Sunday

Virtua: Sunday brunch at Chez Llama with the family and Papa's flame, Arthav.
It's been four days since Papa and Auntie Paize received their second notices from Grim.
I wonder…Oh darn! I'd completely forgotten that they're both Active sims. 
Stud: …
Virtua (whispers): Sorry, Stud Lee! My mother, who has the Long-Lived trait, is still alive, too.
Oh well, I guess we can stop walking on eggshells around those two and eating at restaurants every day.


Monday

Stud Lee receives his birthday notice first.
He adds the Creative trait and the Leader of the Pack aspiration.
Doesn't he somewhat resemble a black-haired version of Guacamo?


Here he is over the years, our resident stud muffin!
We considered having him do Serial Romantic but there aren't enough teens left in the simverse.


Baer Lee ages up next.
He adds Ricardo's Neat trait and the Mansion Baron aspiration.
A fine-looking lad, isn't he?


Virtua: It comes to no surprise that Baer insta-completes Mansion Baron.
While Baer sells harvestables to complette Fabulously Wealthy, our household funds exceed $175,000.
That's another $30,000 which adds our last two points to trigger our last free day. (11 points).

Thank heavens, I'm free at last! At the end of this free day tomorrow, Stud becomes the controlled sim! *sheds tears of joy


Coming next: Stud takes over and does his museum stuff





Free Day #5 (11 points, 51/50)
Promotions (2):
   Career (2): Bubb/Scientist 9-10
Satisfaction (2): +2,000 sp
Household funds (2): +$30,000
Maxed skill/aspiration/job (6):
     Skills (4): Virtua/Pet Training, Photography
     Career (2): Bubb/Scientist 10
NPC hire (-1): Caterer x1

Virtua Lee's Total (51 points)
Promotions (10):
   Career (6): Bubb/Scientist (4), Ricardo (2)
   School (4): Stud (2), Baer (2)
Satisfaction (3): 1,000 sp x3
Good friends (7): Scamp, Genji H, Ricardo, Stud, Baer, Eden, Masato
Social events (1): Gold-medal date
Household funds (10): $30,000 x5
Maxed skills/aspirations/careers (36)
     Skills (28):  Virtua (20), Stud (6), Baer (2)
     Aspirations (6): Ricardo (2), Virtua (2), Paize (2)
     Careers (2): Bubb/Scientist 10
NPC hires (-11): Butler x7, Gardener x2, Pizza x1, Caterer x1
Satisfaction rewards (-3): Stud (-1), Baer (-1), Virtua (-1)
Fire (-2)

Household Ages
Guacamo (elder): 10+5 days
Paize (elder): 10+5 days
Ricardo (adult): 21 days to elder
Bubb (adult): 23 days to elder
Virtua (adult): (2 days to adult)
Stud (teen): 13 days to young adult
Baer (teen) 13 days to young adult
Scamp (adult)

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.61: Virtually Free! (30 May)
« Reply #393 on: May 31, 2018, 06:10:02 AM »
Ohh already teens, but good looking teens. Gen 9 heir woop woop!

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.61: Virtually Free! (30 May)
« Reply #394 on: May 31, 2018, 11:39:08 AM »
Aarohi, nooooooo!!  How funny that Ricardo's relationship panel was so skewed in her favor!  That immortal temptress!
I'm so looking forward to Stud taking over and bringing this dynasty into the HoF!  Of course, I'm not at all looking forward to losing dear Paize  :=(
No current active Dynasties, but starting a Power of 10 soon!!

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.61: Virtually Free! (30 May)
« Reply #395 on: May 31, 2018, 01:28:34 PM »
Wowza, Virtua is finally free!  And it's the last generation right?  It seems so unreal!  You've done just a good job!  Can't wait to see how Stud handles it.  He just has to get his collection, portraits and move right?

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.61: Virtually Free! (30 May)
« Reply #396 on: June 01, 2018, 07:27:36 AM »
Ohh already teens, but good looking teens. Gen 9 heir woop woop!
@LenaLJ
Yes, I'm happy that both Stud and Baer are so handsome! I can almost see the finish line now! ;p

Aarohi, nooooooo!!  How funny that Ricardo's relationship panel was so skewed in her favor!  That immortal temptress!
I'm so looking forward to Stud taking over and bringing this dynasty into the HoF!  Of course, I'm not at all looking forward to losing dear Paize  :=(
@PeregrineTook
Haha, Stud Lee brought Aarohi back into his club. Now that Virtua is no longer the controlled sim, who cares?
Stud is the ninth-generation heir, so when Stud places his museum stuff, we will only be 90% done. Still close!
As an elder, I found Paize insulting other sims more often than when she was younger. Probably because she retired and had more free time on her hands, hehe.

Wowza, Virtua is finally free!  And it's the last generation right?  It seems so unreal!  You've done just a good job!  Can't wait to see how Stud handles it.  He just has to get his collection, portraits and move right?
@Shewolf13
Stud is the last heir who needs to marry and move. This challenge ends when Stud's child (the 10th-generation heir) turns in their portraits and collection.
I don't know what came over me, though. I went a little crazy during this update.
Why am I complicating this challenge for myself? o.O

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A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.62: Kissing Sagely
« Reply #397 on: June 01, 2018, 07:47:09 AM »




9.62: Kissing Sagely

Week 45/Tuesday

Stud: How did the hours since yesterday morning pass so quickly?
As I prepare to assume the mantle of active heir, I ask Auntie Paize a favor.
She agrees to take Scamp on a long walk.
I'm startled she didn't change first, but whatever. That should hold Scamp for a few days.


Brother Baer phones in a vacation day from school.
Then he queues up an appliance upgrade and five space missions for his Nerd Brain aspiration.
He'll be off in space all morning, I imagine.


I prefer to reserve all my vacation days for next week.
Before the free day ends, I ask Grandpa Guaca to take a photo of me for my portrait painting.
I can snap a photo of Baer later.
Then, I'm off to my first day of high school.


Wednesday

Both Baer and I return from school today feeling mortified (Embarrassed +50).
It's such a good-for-nothing mood swing!
Watchette suggests that I drink a Moodlet Solver, which snaps me right out of it.


Nothing can be done for my brother who's in the throes of his own private pity party.
Ugh, is that what I looked like five minutes ago?!


I keep forgetting to raise my Wellness to Level 2.
If I discuss cognitive focusing exercises with Baer, will he do his homework on his own?
It's a pain having to go out and "do homework together" as a group.

Mama's looking rather serene these days. She seems glad her stint as heir is done.
She joined the Painter career during the last free day, saying she'd quit after we move.


Thursday

So, yeah, I meditate a little after school today to gain some Wellness skill.
And it works like a charm to get my brother to do his homework.
I just have to remember to do it right after we return from school.


Friday

This is my third painting of Scamp so far.
His first painting was low value but his second painting was even lower.
I'm so close to having the most valuable set of portraits in the museum!
Maybe I'll try repainting Mama's portrait, too.


Paize: After all this time, how are you and I still acquaintances?
Scamp: It's not just you, Paize. Except for the heirs, everyone's just an acquaintance.
I'm good friends and companions with Guacamo and Virtua, and friends with Stud.
Our watcher does have everyone interact with me on free days, but non-heirs never go as far as befriending me.
Paize: Does that make you feel lonely, Scamp?
Scamp: Eh, it's the nature of this challenge. It can't be helped. *shrugs


Stud: You are gazing upon a deeply miserable teen who's come home feeling Tense +50.
In his left hand, he carries a Moodlet Solver which will banish that negative mood in an instant.
Bless my mother who made the time to clone these for me!
Virtua: May you never suffer my sad experience in Selvadorada!


Saturday

Scamp: I haven't been out to the beach since Tuesday. Feels great!
Stud: Thanks for being patient, Scamp! You know how it goes!
The faster I'm done with the museum stuff, the sooner you and me can go adventuring!
Scamp: So where are you at now, museum-wise?


Stud: I finished painting eight portraits this afternoon then began preparing for the collection.
After mastering Cooking, I completed my last goal for Leader of the Pack.
Then, I switched to Fabulous Wealthy and completed that after an hour or so.
Finally, I mastered Gourmet Cooking.


Week 46/Sunday

Scamp: So, you're ready to start crafting your collection?
Stud: Yep! But I wanted us to go for a jog first. Ready to continue?
And that's when the camera suddenly jerks back to the house.


Paize and then Guacamo raise their right arms as if to reach toward a light only they can see.
They lie down on the floor within minutes of each other.



Grim: Well, well, well. If it isn't Guacamo Lee and Paize Lee.
It's about time! Do you realize it's been almost 10.5 days since your second notice?
Anyway, your fathers--Bull and Ramiro--will be happy to see you both again!


Stud: I'm sorry about Grandpa and his sister Paize, but we've been ready for their passing for a long time now.
Remember when Watchette made us dine out for 4 days in a row, thinking every outing with them would be the last?
Then, she finally realizes that the two of them were active sims. All those unneeded screenshots!

There's a silver lining, though, Scamp. Do you know what it is?
Scamp: Do you mean what I think you mean?


I've been planning this since I was in grade school, Scamp.
But there isn't a suitable stray to adopt these days, so I call the SPCA.
There's only one dog that I'm interested in meeting, so I don't bother requesting a second dog.
It just so happens that the dog I designate is a puppy.


Stud: She is a Norwegian Elkhound.
Like you, Scamp, she is a Spitz breed that is bred for hunting.
Scamp: Oh yeah, Norwegian Elkhounds are bred for hunting elk--that will definitely come in handy!

Stud: Uh oh, I have the Give Big Treat option, which means she's a glutton.


I quickly google her breed to check that she'll be smaller than Scamp as an adult.
I also find a photo of an adult Norwegian Elkhound online (right). What a gorgeous dog!

This puppy's traits are: Smart, Glutton, Independent.
How could an independent dog be more difficult than a trouble-maker?
I decide to adopt her and give her the name Sage Lee.
We are already friends.


During the last free day, I'd asked Mama a favor just to be prepared.
Thanks to Mama, I can give Sage Lee an Age-Up Treat.


Stud: What a beautiful creature you are, Sage. Now go be nice to Scamp!
Sage: *bats eyelashes at Scamp
Scamp: *tries hard to seem disinterested


Haha, Scamp couldn't keep up that hard-to-get act for long!
They seem to like each other! *crosses fingers


Stud: Sage, who'd come spayed as a puppy, is no longer spayed after ageing up to an adult.
Um, I just thought I'd mention that in case, you know, you were interested…
Eh, I have a week until my young adult birthday so I better get cracking on my collection!

Hmmm, should I encourage them to mate before or after I finish my museum stuff?


Monday

Amidst countless distractions, I manage to finish my museum collection but only by missing school today.
Ahem, I do have the MVP, that is, the most valuable portraits at $43,465.
Eh, a bit of a spoiler to show you all the portraits now, but whatever!
My food collection totals $47,334.
(Do you think spending 4,500 satisfaction points to buy 3 potions of youth was wasteful?)

Six more days until my next birthday. It hardly seems the right time to leave for Selvadorada…


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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.62: Kissing Sagely (1 June)
« Reply #398 on: June 01, 2018, 08:36:53 AM »
That's quite the museum value! Scamp must have loved living on the beach. Sage is such a pretty puppy! Why the 3 potions of youth?

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Re: A Townie Dynasty with Leeway 8.62: Kissing Sagely (1 June)
« Reply #399 on: June 01, 2018, 09:39:20 AM »
Looks like it was to make 3 plates of Ambrosia.

 

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