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Sharebears 3.22: My Hammy Vice
« Reply #175 on: May 06, 2018, 07:58:54 PM »


Keep spending most our lives  ♪
Livin' in a hamsta's paradise♫


3.22: My Hammy Vice

Week 8/Friday

Jax: Just think, Cuatro, tomorrow's your birthday! Are you excited?
Cuatro: No! I don't want to grow up! I want to live here with Papa forever!
Jax: I'm sorry, son. There isn't enough room in the house for everyone to stay.
Cuatro: But I wanna grow up to be just like you, Papa!


Hey there! I believe we haven't met yet.
Allow me to introduce myself and, since he doesn't speak Simlish, my next-door neighbor.


My next-door neighbor and I moved in this morning, right after Trei's brithday.
That's my crib on your right.


I live next door to Bubalus, who I've nicknamed Blub because his name's impossible to remember.
Did you know that Bubalus is the scientific name of a bovine genus that includes water buffalo?
Yeah, I learned that from Wikipedia while trying to figure out how to spell Blub's darn name.

Is it just me, or does Blub look like a furry violet platypus with horns?


And my name's Hamstarino. You can just call me Hamsta, though some folks call me Hammy.
I don't have a voidcritter card named after me or anything, though I star in an arcade game or two.
Oh yeah, my name also inspired that popular crime drama from the 80's!

Huh, you wanna know how I've lived so long after that TV show?
Duh, anti-ageing treats!


So, Edamame has asked me to host today's episode. Hope you don't mind.
In the adjacent room, birthday-day boy Trei starts Whiz Kid with the help of  Grandpa Benicio.

Benicio's sparkling but the watcher hasn't figured out yet how to abuse that Full Parent Mode.


Meanwhile, Cuatro thinks up a possibly sure-fire plot to stay in the house longer.
He bites and yells at the new nanny until she's livid!
I check his Conflict Resolution after a bit to see how he's doing with the Argumentative trait.
Nada. Maybe he needs to wait until he's a kid?

I'm thinking an heir candidate (Fugu isn't one) should work on Mediator, too? *rubs paws together gleefully


Jaxton comes in to introduce himself. Blub and I are both big fans of Jax!
The watcher's so clueless about us mini-pets. She has her Sharebears buy us without doing the homework first.
Hey, not true! I spent an hour online last night, reading about hamster bedding and enrichment toys!

Anyway, Jax goes online and buys us permanent anti-ageing treats. We're safe!


The kids all return from school and begin their homework.
You see Edamame sparkling in the back corner? She's finally gone into Full Parent Mode!

She had to call all her children to the Focus Room and lock the door but, hey, success!
Now, which kid will age up with three positive Character Value traits first?


Finally, Uma wanders over to check out that rumor circulating around grade school.
Yes, of course, you can insta-complete your homework by studying us rodents, sweetheart!
Too bad being in range for the Responsible trait is meaningless for you!
You and Twain move out two days from now.


You may have noticed Blub sprawled unceremoniously on his bed.
He can be such a boor at times! I mean, he's a good neighbor and all, but dat pose! Ugh.


On the other hand, yours truly prefers a little privacy when I snooze.
I may be a hamsta, but that don't mean I don't understand discretion, y'know what I mean?
If only the Sharebears would buy me softer bedding, my life would be poifek.


Fugu consults Auntie Dango about her Social Butterfly aspiration.
Apparently, the only children Fugu's age all happen to be Sharebears.
Yep, Fugu is unable to make her three child-age friends.
So, Watcher, you gonna add some kids for Fugu or not?
…Not, because she isn't an heir candidate.


Saturday

Edamame gets off work all excited about her promotion, believing she's completed Public Enemy.
Sorry, hun, you're only Level 7. Only one more promotion for that!
Edamame: Eh, too bad I only work two days a week now.
Hamsta: On the plus side, you are killing that career outfit!


And then, naturally, Edamame stops by to thank me for the compliment.
What? You've noticed a blatant narrative favoritism which tilts toward myself?
Oh puhleeze! There's only so much material to be squeezed from a name like Bubalus. *rolls eyes


Both Cuatro and our watcher are over the moon about Cuatro ageing up with the Hotheaded trait.
For one thing, he now has an edge for staying on in the house.
And that is…


When Cuatro lights into his favorite nanny again, he makes quick progress toward Argumentative.
This surely makes Fugu's position precarious, since we now know that Mediator isn't hard to earn.

Edamame: Does he make faster gains because he's hotheaded or is that from his toddler days?
Benicio: Remember how long you argued with Alisha Friend and you still never maxed it?
Edamame: Ugh, don't remind me!


Fugu: Noooo! I'm not going to let Cuatro push me out! I'll earn Emotionally Uncontrolled, too!
Hamsta: But even after you smash Twain's school project, your Emotional Control stays green.
Aren't you better off trying to earn all five positive traits, Fugu?
Fugu: Oh, you're right, Hamsta! I'll be the first! Thank you! *runs over to the doctor set

Jax: Eda darling, do think it's good parenting to pit the children against each other?
Edamame: *shrugs


Week 9/Sunday

Cuatro: I declare the nanny my enemy and am close to being within range for Argumentative.
Mom, could you dismiss this nanny and hire another one so I can finish up?
Better yet, let's go to the park so I can argue with random strangers.

Hamsta: Do Cuatro and Fugu realize there's room for them both to stay until they're young adults?
Edamame: You hush or I'll give you an IQ Limiter Treat!


Hamsta: Jax branched to the Oracle career during his last shift.
It's about time his organization gave him a career uniform! Looking good, Jax!
Jax: Feeling good, Hamsta!


Fugu: At Desert Bloom Park, I run over to introduce myself to two kids new to our world.
By the time we leave for home after nightfall, I've finally finished Social Butterfly!
But I'm not even starting another aspiration so I can keep working on character values.
I wanna be our watcher's first sim with five upbringing traits!


Hamsta: Tsk, tsk. We all know the negative traits are much harder to earn than the positive ones.
I'm declaring Cuatro today's real winner! He's even two days younger than Fugu.

Cuatro: You think the readers know that I'm a nice guy deep down inside, Hamsta?
I'm just taking one or two for the team. Do you think I could earn the Irresponsible trait, too?
Hamsta: Well, we can certainly try, though that trait's new to me.

Edamame: Eh, before this legacy, the watcher only ever got Responsible and Good Manners!
So shoot me. I'm a minimalist!


Monday

Hamsta: And then it's birthday time for Uma and Twain!
Uma is a vegetarian geek with the Friend of the World aspiration.
Twain is a dog lover and cat lover with the Master Chef aspiration.
The kids leave for school soon, so there's no time for a makeover today.

Uma and Twain both move into Yuma Heights with Filly and Gregorio Sharebear.
Byeeeee!


Edamame: I'm off to adopt a little girl next but first, are you interested in trying for one of our own?
Jaxton: Am I ever!!!!


Hamsta: We will spare you the details of what follows the image above.
Know that Edamame will bring home their sixth child soon after, with another child on the way.
And that's all the news worth knowing for now, folks.

Legacy points: Unchanged

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Re: Sharebears 3.22: My Hammy Vice (18/05/16)
« Reply #176 on: May 06, 2018, 08:15:23 PM »
Lol, Hammy is a great narrator. Congrats to Cuatro for his negative traits and good luck to Fugu, here's hoping she can make it. Can't wait to see the newest babies. You're doing great and I enjoy reading this every day.



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Re: Sharebears 3.22: My Hammy Vice (18/05/16)
« Reply #177 on: May 06, 2018, 09:42:48 PM »
Love Hammy! hehehe, also I really love the Criminal career's outfits at least the higher level stuff. Look at all the red for Cuatro!  I've only managed to get Good Manners and Responsible too XD

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Re: Sharebears 3.22: My Hammy Vice (18/05/16)
« Reply #178 on: May 06, 2018, 09:55:56 PM »
Hammy is a great narrator.  Love the title, too. 

With the new adoption and a baby on the way, that means you are at...*counts on fingers*...seven?  Is that right?

And I still love Eda and Jax.  It's convenient when you can have a couple do The Oracle and The Boss together.  It reminds me of Pippin's Blur and Ericka.

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Re: Sharebears 3.22: My Hammy Vice (18/05/16)
« Reply #179 on: May 07, 2018, 05:59:58 AM »
Growing up so fast.
I love that they are battling about staying in the house. Cant wait to see a new nooboo, will we soon see a comming heir.

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Re: Sharebears 3.22: My Hammy Vice (May 6)
« Reply #180 on: May 07, 2018, 07:17:32 PM »
So proud of that title.  You are so clever!  Hammy was quite a delightful little narrator.
The kids being pitted against each other in a race to stay relevant was gloriously devious!  It gets the Ozbeth seal of approval  ;=)

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Re: Sharebears 3.22: My Hammy Vice (May 6)
« Reply #181 on: May 08, 2018, 12:21:38 PM »
Lol, Hammy is a great narrator. Congrats to Cuatro for his negative traits and good luck to Fugu, here's hoping she can make it. Can't wait to see the newest babies. You're doing great and I enjoy reading this every day.
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Thanks so much! Household activities quickly become overly repetitive during the 10-children-in-one-gen shtick. I hope Fugu's fate doesn't disappoint you.
Hamsta created a calendrical explanation just for you! (You'll know what I mean when you see it, hehe.)
Looking forward to seeing how your Avengers are doing, hehe.  ;D

Love Hammy! hehehe, also I really love the Criminal career's outfits at least the higher level stuff. Look at all the red for Cuatro!  I've only managed to get Good Manners and Responsible too XD
@Shewolf13
Cuatro has been such a blast to play. I've started worrying whether I have some unresolved authority issues, hahaha.
I mean, I've tried to have my sims push their character values into the red, but no sim has ever been as successful as Cuatro.
Poor kid, though. He's gonna be such a jerk when he's older, lol.

Hammy is a great narrator.  Love the title, too. 
With the new adoption and a baby on the way, that means you are at...*counts on fingers*...seven?  Is that right?
And I still love Eda and Jax.  It's convenient when you can have a couple do The Oracle and The Boss together.  It reminds me of Pippin's Blur and Ericka.
@BallerinaHippo
I'm glad Hamstarino and his catchy chapter title were able to distract you from the monotony of all the nooboos, toddlers, and children in the background. :D
And, yes, you are absolutely correct! Six kids with one on the way (which is now seven kids with perhaps two on the way). We see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!
Due to Jaxton's Public Enemy aspiration, he's only been able to buy the Entrepreneurial reward so far, so he started the Criminal career three levels behind Edamame.
Their work schedules have not matched at all, sadly, though Jax has caught up thanks to working twice as many days per week as Edamame.
Haha, Edamame and Jax are the queen and king of lousy traits, but I love them!

Growing up so fast.
I love that they are battling about staying in the house. Cant wait to see a new nooboo, will we soon see a comming heir.

@LenaLJ
Pinstar's two Parenthood points have been great incentive for me to figure out how to earn the positive and negative character value traits.
As you know very well, household space is a precious commodity during the 10-children generation. It's like The Survivor or something, hahaha.
And yes, the last three children (8, 9, and 10) will all be heir candidates, I hope. My next update will begin with the birth of Child 8 and (I hope) Child 9.
I feel like this generation doesn't really get started until the heir candidates are born...

So proud of that title.  You are so clever!  Hammy was quite a delightful little narrator.
The kids being pitted against each other in a race to stay relevant was gloriously devious!  It gets the Ozbeth seal of approval  ;=)
@PeregrineTook
I'm glad that corny title tickled your fancy because guess what? There's one more. (This is the last one of its kind, I promise!!!)
Making sure there's enough room in the house for more kids is a real headache, especially for an idiot watcher like me who decided to raise a cadet child this generation, lol.
Oh my, the Ozbeth seal of approval? Hamstarino is absolutely thrilled and deeply honored!



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Sharebears 3.23. CSI: My Hammy
« Reply #182 on: May 08, 2018, 12:35:26 PM »



3.23: CSI My Hammy

Week 9/Monday

ZzzzzZZZzzzzz….huh?
Wut? Didn't anybody ever teach you to knock first?
Huh? You want me to host this episode, too? Well, if you insist. *sighs
By the way, observant readers might have realized that I've also inspired more recent crime dramas, too.
That Horatio Crane totally stole his trademark sunglasses from me!


Hamsta: *checks script to refresh memory
Oh yeah…just minutes ago, Uma and Twain move out, forcing Jax to leave work early.
Daikon and Fugu leave for school, intent on bringing home an A grade.
Today's the first day of grade school for Trei. He's hoping to earn a B.


Meanwhile, Cuatro is a Rambunctious Scamp playing hooky from his first day of school.
Well, that's not ALL he's doing.
He's sharing valuable secret intel with me about what the household's been up to.
I only seem like an omniscient narrator!


Now that Edamame's eating for two, she'd rather eat fruit and listen to music.
So Jax goes to the adoption agency instead and brings home a little girl, Cinca.


Hey, thanks for refilling my feed box, kiddo! I was starting to feel a bit peckish.
How was school today, Trei? Did you earn that B?
Trei: Yep!
Hamsta: So, what's your story, Trei?


Trei: I don't have one, Hamsta. I'm gonna max two aspirations then move out, that's all.

Hamsta: That's not true. You play a very important role in this legacy, Trei!
First, you maxed this legacy's 144th skill.
Second, your moving out on Thursday makes room for the 10th kid.
I'd say your role is pretty significant, kiddo.



Tuesday

Cinca ages up to a toddler this morning and gets a makeover when the kids return from school.
When Edamame and Cinca emerge from CAS, they find a fire blazing in the Great Room.
Jax runs to help but he and Edamame can't see any fire to extinguish. Odd!
And this is the second time this has happened!


Edamame takes the time to read to Cuatro and Cinca.
Cuatro never had an adult read to him because he's been so hard at "work"!
Cinca is an adorable little doll!


Every time a sim moves out of the legacy house, we lose parts of our collections.
That's why Edamame decides to retrieve all our collectibles from our Simsonian Museum.

It breaks her heart to bulldoze the museum and sell the lot.
Now the collectibles are all thrown into a single basement room. Pray they don't cause more lag!


Unlike we mini-pets, sims can't take permanent anti-ageing treats.
But Jax gets his birthday notice today and drinks a Potion of Youth in the evening.

Benicio will be an elder come Thursday, can you believe that?
He and his son-in-law both agree that it's high time for Jax to master Logic.
Oh and Jax earned his Level 7 promotion this morning and caught up with Edamame.


Cuatro's almost within range to earn the Irresponsible trait as a young adult.
Not so surprising, really. He's been skipping school and making messes like a boss.
Amazingly, he has time to finish two aspirations as well.

The dear boy is constantly worried that everyone will hate him. He's just helping out, after all.
Our watcher's pleased as punch that he might knock out three negative traits.
If he does, he'll no doubt move out to some beachfront property, courtesy of our watcher.


Wednesday

Edamame gives birth to a second daughter and seventh child, named Gari.
Sushi lovers know that gari (young ginger pickled in sugar and vinegar) is a palate-cleanser.


Cinca is an independent toddler.
No need to fuss over her unless she specifically asks.


Daikon's thrilled to be moving out today to live with his parents and sister in the Faust home.
Poor Fugu! She'd worked so hard on her character values only to learn she's moving today, too.
Earning all 5 positive character value traits isn't as hard as learning 3 negative traits.
That's why Cuatro is worth his weight in gold (whereas Fugu is replaceable).


I know you're disappointed, Fugu, but check out this calendar.
If you move out today, the 10th son can be born two days after the 8th and 9th sons.

But what if you wait until your young adult birthday next Wednesday to move out?
In that case, the 10th son will be born one whole week after his brothers.
That age gap is just too wide, Fugu! Capisci?


In no time at all, we receive Daikon's birthday notice.
He is a striking young lad with his dark hair and green eyes.


Then, before Fugu can blow out her birthday candles, yet another fire breaks out.
This is starting to get old!
At least, I'm able to locate the source of this third fire in the exact same location.
It's above the first-floor ceiling beneath the roof. No wonder it's impossible to see!


Happy birthday, Fugu!
Thanks for trying so hard and sorry there isn't room for you to stay.


Daikon and Fugu age up into the most beautiful teenagers!
You'd think they were siblings rather than cousins, right?

Daikon moves into the new Faust residence on the former Hecking lot.
Fugu moves into the former Delgato residence where Grandpa Benicio and Alejandro live.


The instant they're out of the house, Edamame and Jax leap into action.
But then our precious butler Tetsu suddenly ups and leaves us.
Distraught, Eda and Jaxton's first two "tries" prove fruitless.

Jax: No use fretting, darling. I'm going to phone in for a new butler.
Edamame: *sniffle, sniffle


Meanwhile, my trusty informant Cuatro has caught the school principal's attention.
Cuatro: Gimme a break! I've only skipped three days of school so far!
I'm, uh, being home-schooled…


With renewed focus, Eda and Jax hop to it again.
She is now eating for two, at last.
Well, hopefully, she is now eating for three. Cross your fingers for twins!!!


Well, well. Look who the Windenburg Butler Academy sends us!
What a tremendous relief!!!!
I know you both work tonight, Eda and Jax, but maybe throw a party for Tetsu tomorrow?


Whoopee-do, the life of Hamstarino is a thrill a minute.
Actually, I'm a little miffed to receive Bubalus's postcard from Whiskerman's Wharf.
I'm stuck here narrating while the Blub travels the world?

Anyway, the power couple are closing in on their 10 children.
Trei ages up to a teen and moves out tomorrow.
So Eda and Jax only need to have the last three children; they'll all be heir candidates.


Farewell from Hamstarino

Hosting two updates about children who aren't the heir candidates has been a tough gig!
Well, except for Cuatro, who's totally my protégé.
Thankfully, I can wipe my paws of this whole narration business as of this minute.
And yes, that also means the end to the corny My Hammy titles.

But I'd like to leave all you wonderful readers with a final request.
Please participate in the heir votes of our fellow Sharebears!
   • Watcher PeregrineTook is hosting a Gen3 heir vote here.
   • Watcher sdhoey is hosting a Gen2 heir vote here.
   • Watcher LenaLJ is hosting a Gen2 heir vote here.
Your vote CAN make a difference!
*steps down from podium and scurries back into my pine shavings

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Re: Sharebears 3.23. CSI: My Hammy (May 8)
« Reply #183 on: May 08, 2018, 12:45:25 PM »
hehehe, go Hammy!  He's a delight.  Cuatro is doing really well! Aw, poor Fugu.  She tried so hard.  I find it difficult with certain of the traits. And wow, that was scary with Tetsu!

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Re: Sharebears 3.22: My Hammy Vice (May 6)
« Reply #184 on: May 08, 2018, 01:08:10 PM »
I am sad to see Fugu go, but I totally understand the need for space.
Both Daikon and Fugu are really pretty, but look so much alike, but again what would you think when their parents where both twins hahaha.
Thanks for the updates Hammy, now go have a nice time doing normal hamster stuff.

And thanks for mentioning the voting. Really nice of you.

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Re: Sharebears 3.23. CSI: My Hammy (May 8)
« Reply #185 on: May 08, 2018, 02:23:28 PM »
Go Hammy, Go Hammy. Get your rest on, little fella. I'm loving the pet updates.

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Re: Sharebears 3.23. CSI: My Hammy (May 8)
« Reply #186 on: May 08, 2018, 07:33:03 PM »
Awww, look at Hammy plugging the other legacy heir votes! 
A lovely update.  Cinca is so absolutely a doll!!  Oh good heavens!  She's just precious!
You're really nailing this 10 kids generation!  I'm...probably not doing mine this time if the voting stays the same, but I'm totally going to copy your strategy whenever I get to that point  ;=)
Hope that Perry and Chacha are also doing well...and speaking to each other...

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Re: Sharebears 3.23. CSI: My Hammy (May 8)
« Reply #187 on: May 14, 2018, 01:53:39 AM »
hehehe, go Hammy!  He's a delight.  Cuatro is doing really well! Aw, poor Fugu.  She tried so hard.  I find it difficult with certain of the traits. And wow, that was scary with Tetsu!
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I loved little Hamstarino! Cuatro is amazing and Fugu would have earned all five traits if she'd stayed in the house as a young adult.
As soon as I decided she'd be leaving early, though, I let her just fish instead. I've enjoyed learning how to earn all the traits.
And, yeah, I'm not sure why he would "go home" like that. I think the family isn't supposed to socialize with the help?

I am sad to see Fugu go, but I totally understand the need for space.
Both Daikon and Fugu are really pretty, but look so much alike, but again what would you think when their parents where both twins hahaha.
Thanks for the updates Hammy, now go have a nice time doing normal hamster stuff.

And thanks for mentioning the voting. Really nice of you.
@LenaLJ
When I wrote all the dates out, keeping Fugu an extra week didn't make good sense.
And you're completely right about why Daikon and Fugu look alike, lol. I'm so eager to see the children of all three sisters!!!
You are most welcome!

Go Hammy, Go Hammy. Get your rest on, little fella. I'm loving the pet updates.
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I'm glad you enjoyed it! I was getting bored only writing about the kids skilling and having birthdays.

Awww, look at Hammy plugging the other legacy heir votes! 
A lovely update.  Cinca is so absolutely a doll!!  Oh good heavens!  She's just precious!
You're really nailing this 10 kids generation!  I'm...probably not doing mine this time if the voting stays the same, but I'm totally going to copy your strategy whenever I get to that point  ;=)
Hope that Perry and Chacha are also doing well...and speaking to each other...
@PeregrineTook
Haha, yeah, Hamsta is a team player all the way!  ;)
Please don't get too attached to Cinca. She'll only be in the house for another week.
As for the 10 kids, this is exactly how I did it in my Mori Legacy, except on Normal lifespan. It's a little grind-y but very doable.
Hehe, as you will discover in the upcoming chapter, Perry and Chacha might be doing a little more than talking... *coughs

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Sharebears 3.24: Peaches, Fish Eggs, and Potatoes
« Reply #188 on: May 14, 2018, 01:54:56 AM »

Cuatro at his best


3.24: Peaches, Fish Eggs, and Potatoes

Week 9/Wednesday

Edamame: Things have been going well so far, don't you think?
Jaxton: I agree, even considering all the mayhem of raising so many kids!
Edamame: You've achieved so much without finishing your first aspiration!
Jaxton: I started my career the very bottom, but I'm close to finishing Public Enemy now.


Edamame: Here's a quick recap of where we are now, dear readers,
We've adopted five children: Uma, Twain, Trei, Cuatro, and Cinca.
We've also had two girls: Fugu and Gari.

Uma and Twain moved out two days ago on Monday.
Daikon (Dango's son) and Fugu moved out this morning.


Gari, our naturally-born daughter, becomes a toddler this morning.
We now have two children and two toddlers at home.


Cuatro is within range of earning three negative upbringing traits.
He's dedicated today to a fourth negative trait: Bad Manners.
He has so much focus and drive, that Cuatro!


In case you're wondering about Hamstarino, he's doing well.
He spends more time with the family since he's no longer busy narrating.
Hopefully, he'll start having many adventures soon!


Thursday
 
I earn a promotion to Level 8 Boss and complete Public Enemy early this morning.
And I have so many other reasons for feeling happy: Gari's birth, all the recent birthdays, my pregnancy, to name just a few.

Then Cinca tells me a joke while I'm watching the Kids Network.
I manage to calm down my Hysterical mood  just in time. Whew, that was close!
Edamame has 11 moodlets resulting in a Happy +16 mood. Extremely dangerous!


Cuatro: Mama, I'm within range to earn Bad Manners! What next?
Edamame: You've done amazing work, Cuatro!
If you want to earn our legacy a point, earn a 5th trait.
Cuatro: Consider it done, Mama!

Edamame (to Jax): Is Cuatro super gifted or are we great parents?
Jax: A combination of both, no doubt.


Good news! I invite Chacha and Dango over and my sisters are both expecting.
Now go home, you two, and let your husbands pamper you!


In the evening, Trei ages up to a teen.
He's a loner who loves the outdoors with the Mixologist aspiration.
He completed three childhood aspiration and maxed Violin.
Compared to Cuatro, Trei's lived a pretty relaxing life.
He now lives in Yuma Heights with Gregorio, Uma, and Twain.


I'd initially planned to have Gari earn the Bad Manners trait.
Now that Cuatro has that covered, I might move Gari out as a teen.
Or maybe I'll keep the last four children to catch up with careers!
Our legacy as a whole seems to be falling behind with careers.

Also, Gari has my green eyes. If she grows up well, I'm definitely keeping her.


Friday

Friday afternoon and I'm more than ready to give birth!


Dear Jaxton is panicking enough for the both of us.
Take a deep breath, sweetheart, because…


I've given birth to triplets!
For our three sons, we are back to alphabetical naming.


H is for Hakuto (white peach).
Hakuto is our eighth child and the first of three Gen4 heir candidates.
Hakuto also happens to be our watcher's all-time favorite fruit.


I is for Ikura (salmon roe).
Sushi aficionados have savored ikura, I'm sure.
And yes, we're naming our sons after the watcher's favorite foods.
Watcher's a sushi classicist: no blasphemous California roll for her!


J is for Jaga (short for potato).
Who does not love stewed or braised potatoes?


Edamame: And there you have it!
The last three of our ten children in one fell swoop!
Don't worry about memorizing their names!
I'll be color-coding their wardrobes to match their names for our sanity as well as yours!

Will triplets turn out to be a blessing or sheer chaos?
Only time will tell!


Several hours later, Cuatro ages up to a teenager.
My little Cuatro who's never been to school a day in his life!
He ages up a hotheaded cat lover with the Bodybuilder aspiration.


I feel so guilty about asking Cuatro to earn all the negative traits.
Look at what a handsome young man he's become!
If it weren't for my request, Cuatro would be the high school heartthrob!
Don't you worry, Cuatro! You won't regret helping the family out!
*starts combing the Gallery for Cuatro's future beach house


After ensuring that our nooboos are fed and changed, we head for the gym.
The least we can do for Cuatro is help with his aspiration, right?
I plan to mentor Cuatro, but a fitness trainer beats me to it.
Meanwhile, Papa mentors Jaxton.


We run into Chacha at the gym with Perry (who, for some reason, remains outside).
She has that lovely pregnancy glow.
But, girl, sportswear is not the best look for you right now.


We've also invited our daughter Fugu along to the gym.
Gari considers her older sis Fugu as her own personal caregiver.
Please reach Level 3 in all your toddler skills by tomorrow, Gari!


With everyone taken care of, I sneak off for some fishing.
I gave birth to triplets today. I deserve to relax a bit!
But, hmmmmm, the triplets will be bassinet burritos until tomorrow…


Instead of quietly fishing, I end up taking the fam all over our world so I can meet new sims.
The result? I complete the Friend of the World aspiration.
(I'd already maxed Charisma weeks ago.)

Papa and Uncle Alejandro also aged up to elders earlier today.
I should remove them from the club but I so love seeing them around!


Well, that's all for now, folks!
Come back next time to meet our triplets as toddlers!
You know they're going to be adorable as heck!




Legacy Score: +1
Family (+1): 10th point: Have/adopt 10 children in one gen
Athletic: (Completed Public Enemy, Friend of the World)

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Re: Sharebears 3.24. Peaches, Fish Eggs, and Potatoes (05/13)
« Reply #189 on: May 14, 2018, 03:08:36 AM »
Congrats on completing the task for 10 children in one generation. Cant wait to see the boys grow up!
You are so productive. Cuatro is doing so good too, if he had been a natural born i would have routed for him!

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Re: Sharebears 3.24. Peaches, Fish Eggs, and Potatoes (05/13)
« Reply #190 on: May 14, 2018, 09:28:59 AM »
Congrats to Cuatro for earning all those negative traits!  That's an impressive amount of red.

And congrats to Jax and Edamame on having 10 kids.  Can't wait to see what the triplets look like.

Personally, I would keep Gari just for her eyes, but I'm a sucker for that kind of thing.  That picture of her sitting on the potty-- so cute!

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Re: Sharebears 3.24. Peaches, Fish Eggs, and Potatoes (05/13)
« Reply #191 on: May 14, 2018, 12:25:53 PM »
Triplets?! Wow lol I've never had triplets born to a sim I've been playing.  Love the naming scheme, as usual. Wow, look at Cuatro go!  And he is a handsome devil, isn't he?  Can't wait to see what the triplets look like as they age ^^

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Re: Sharebears 3.24. Peaches, Fish Eggs, and Potatoes (13 May)
« Reply #192 on: May 14, 2018, 05:38:05 PM »
Holy crap, girl!  That's alot of babies!  I'm a little too scared of my Charlee Sharebear file right now for that very reason! 

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Re: Sharebears 3.24. Peaches, Fish Eggs, and Potatoes (13 May)
« Reply #193 on: May 14, 2018, 09:16:45 PM »
Congrats on completing the task for 10 children in one generation. Cant wait to see the boys grow up!
You are so productive. Cuatro is doing so good too, if he had been a natural born i would have routed for him!
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Thank you! I'm not sure whether I'm productive or certain sims are better at completing certain tasks.
When I tried to earn Argumentative with Edamame, I gave up because it took so long. Cuatro is so quick!

Congrats to Cuatro for earning all those negative traits!  That's an impressive amount of red.
And congrats to Jax and Edamame on having 10 kids.  Can't wait to see what the triplets look like.
Personally, I would keep Gari just for her eyes, but I'm a sucker for that kind of thing.  That picture of her sitting on the potty-- so cute!
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I'm so proud of Cuatro for having worked so quickly! Let's hope he can keep those character values in the red!
Fortunately, he never goes to school so I don't have to worry about undesirable chance cards, haha.
Gari is indeed very cute! Sadly, only one of the triplets has green eyes. It makes it so hard not to favor him, hehe.

Triplets?! Wow lol I've never had triplets born to a sim I've been playing.  Love the naming scheme, as usual. Wow, look at Cuatro go!  And he is a handsome devil, isn't he?  Can't wait to see what the triplets look like as they age ^^
The first time I ever even got close to triplets in my game, Liberty Lee had triplets with one of my IDC spares.
My first set of triplets in an active household was born to, guess who? Liberty Lee, the founder of my Townie Dynasty.

Since then, Benicio (Gen2) and Mariko gave birth to three girls, thanks to a combination of the On Ley Line lot trait, Fertile reward trait, Kids Network TV, and fertility massage.
Like Mariko, Jaxton also does not have the Fertile trait, but we did the same combination of mumbo-jumbo.
It's not guaranteed. I've done all of that in my Townie Dynasty the last two generations and only got single births. Weirdly random, right?
But this time, I REALLY wanted triplets, lol.

Holy crap, girl!  That's alot of babies!  I'm a little too scared of my Charlee Sharebear file right now for that very reason! 

@simfulicious
It's not that bad yo! Just decide in advance which kids will be keepers and let the rest "free range."
You don't have to go crazy helping all 10 kids grow up into super sims, haha. Definitely goes faster on Short lifespan, though.  :P

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Sharebears 3.25. Outdoor Antagonist
« Reply #194 on: May 14, 2018, 09:32:15 PM »



3.25: Outdoor Antagonist

Week 9/Friday

Edamame: We've been crazy busy lately!
Not long after I give birth to the triplets today, Cuatro ages up to a handsome teenager.

We decide to leave the triplets with the nanny and bring the family to Granite Falls.
It would be nice to complete Outdoor Enthusiast, don't you think?



We are renting Bear Cabin, a lovely rental created by LadyMartita.
Bears of every variety decorate this delightful abode!
That large brown bear and white cub are also décor. (How do they do that?)
At first, I thought we had uninvited visitors.


We know Cinca's birthday arrives this evening, but not exactly when.
The first thing I do is bake a birthday cake for her.
To keep the household from eating the cake, Jaxton makes spaghetti.


Bear Cabin has been modified to accommodate our household's needs.
Before we arrived, our watcher made sure to add some (not all) skilling equipment.


One of Bear Cabin's bedrooms has been made over for toddlers.
An additional slide and treehouse dollhouse also keep Gari entertained.


Our first daughter Fugu must be going through some weird phase.
She's been going around causing household members to drop their queues.
And why is she flirting with her brother Cuatro?


In our legacy, household members in important roles may drink a single Potion of Youth.
That is, sims in the roles of founder, heirs, primary spouses, and cadets.
When I see Papa reading to Gari, I'm glad we have this rule in place..

As another precaution to save the cake, I make Meatless Monte Cristo Sammies, too.


Just as I'm heading downstairs from the kitchen, we're notified about Cinca's birthday.
Of course, Fugu chooses that very moment to take a piece of the birthday cake.
It's as if she waited until I left the kitchen to pounce on the cake.
Not the spaghetti or the sandwiches…it has to be the birthday cake.  Arrrgggghhh!


Fine. I return to the kitchen and prepare another birthday cake for Cinca.
After she blows out her candles, I give her a makeover.
But I'm so exasperated with Fugu that I completely forget to take Cinca's photo.


As for Fugu, I send her home immediately.
I don't want to see her during the rest of our stay in Granite Falls.
Maybe she'll be removed from the legacy club, too.
All she brings to the table is her Violin skill, anyway.
Hah, you'd think Fugu was the one with the Insensitive trait, not me! *fumes


Four hours after I arrive in Granite Falls, I finally start on Outdoor Enthusiast.
By this time, I have of course forgotten to plant that Cereberry!


Saturday

After midnight, I move on alone to the National Park, leaving everyone behind at Bear Cabin.
And, yes, I'm doing exactly what it looks like I'm doing.
I'm a Kleptomaniac, remember?
Besides, our watcher is incompetent when it comes to collecting insects.


When it's daylight, I proceed to the Deep Woods with Jaxton and my boi Cuatro.
Then I remember that Jaxton is squeamish and can't fish.
Back you to go to Bear Cabin, dearest!


I'm doing everything I need to do to become an Outdoor Enthusiast.
Roasting beetles, eating plants, befriending the hermit, and so forth.
You're familiar with the drill, I'm sure.




I'm a little worried about collecting 15 insects, but wait!
Those bugs I swiped also count!
If you're a klepto with an insect-challenged watcher like me, you might give this a go.
Oh come on, I'm not completely lazy! I collected more bugs than I swiped!


As you can see from my Outdoor Enthusiast panel, I'm ready to go home!
Here's another shot of my protégé Cuatro.
We have to be careful so  he doesn't undo any of his negative upbringing traits.
No friendly introductions or cleaning messes!

By the way, why did I think completing Outdoor Enthusiast would be a good idea?
How will I sleep 5 nights in a tent when I work nights? Ugh, I'll give it a whirl.


Now that we're back home, here's a nice shot of Cinca!
She aged up with my Glutton trait and earned the Happy Toddler trait.
She's an aspiring Artistic Prodigy.


Thankfully, Gari ages up to a child tomorrow and will earn the Happy Toddler trait.
Because now we have three more toddlers!
As you can see, Hakuto's inquisitive, Ikura's a charmer, and Jaga's independent.


I'm willing to bet that all three will be as dashing as their father Jaxton.
It's hard to tell from these two shots, but only Jaga has inherited my green eyes.
We've already lost the red hair gene! I'd really like to keep the green eyes! (hint, hint)






Legacy Score: no change

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"Bear Cabin" by LadyMartita (revised to accommodate toddlers)

Household Ages
Jaxton (YA): 8 days to adult (drank a Potion of Youth)
Edamame (YA): 2 days to adult (no Potion of Youth yet, but soon)
Cuatro (teen): 6 days to young adult
Cinca (child): 6 days to teen
Gari (toddler): 1 day to child
Hakuto (toddler): 4 days to child
Ikura (toddler): 4 days to child
Jaga (toddler): 4 days to child

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Re: Sharebears 3.25. Outdoor Antagonist (14 May 2018)
« Reply #195 on: May 14, 2018, 10:51:22 PM »
Bad, Fugu, bad! Ruining Mama's hard work like that. Still, Gari and Cinca are super cute, maybe Cinca can bring the red back into the family? *does not know how the game reads adopted kids and their siblings* Maybe Chacha's line will bring the red back after a generation of pollinating. Gen 5 won't recognize her grandkids as cousins, I think. And lol at this legacy somehow giving us a lot of twins and triplets. I wasn't even trying and I got a set of twins for Gen 2 (and now I would like to apologize, I believe I used up everyone's red-head luck having all three Gen 2 kids come out red and two of them eerily resemble the Sharebear founder).

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Re: Sharebears 3.25. Outdoor Antagonist (14 May 2018)
« Reply #196 on: May 14, 2018, 11:43:54 PM »
Oh dear, Fugu!  oh, thise boys are going to be gorgeous XD they are so cute already!

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Re: Sharebears 3.25. Outdoor Antagonist (14 May 2018)
« Reply #197 on: May 15, 2018, 03:24:43 AM »
A nice "vacation", even though it looked more like planned work :P

Cinca is absolutely adorable, and so are the triplets. They will be heartbreakers!

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Re: Sharebears 3.25. Outdoor Antagonist (14 May 2018)
« Reply #198 on: May 20, 2018, 01:19:49 AM »
Bad, Fugu, bad! Ruining Mama's hard work like that. Still, Gari and Cinca are super cute, maybe Cinca can bring the red back into the family? *does not know how the game reads adopted kids and their siblings* Maybe Chacha's line will bring the red back after a generation of pollinating. Gen 5 won't recognize her grandkids as cousins, I think. And lol at this legacy somehow giving us a lot of twins and triplets. I wasn't even trying and I got a set of twins for Gen 2 (and now I would like to apologize, I believe I used up everyone's red-head luck having all three Gen 2 kids come out red and two of them eerily resemble the Sharebear founder).
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    I don't know how the game reads relatedness between adoptees and siblings, but MCCC did later marry two Gen2 adoptees who I'd moved out as teens. They shared the Sharebear family name but were adopted by different sims, if that made any difference.
    Black-haired sims are my fave. I won't be deliberately trying to reintroduce red hair.
    You are such a tease!!! When exactly do you plan to introduce us to your three redheaded Gen2 kids? I'm dying to meet not only the two who "eerily resemble the Sharebear founder" but also the founder's spouse.
    Looking forward to your next chapter yo! If writing it all out is a chore, a photo-essay would also be most welcome! :D

Oh dear, Fugu!  oh, thise boys are going to be gorgeous XD they are so cute already!
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Arrgh, Fugu was doing everything wrong at Granite Falls, lol.
I do want to keep green-eyed Gari, though, so I need to be more benevolent, hehe.

A nice "vacation", even though it looked more like planned work :P
Cinca is absolutely adorable, and so are the triplets. They will be heartbreakers!
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Haha, I'm pretty sure that's as close to a vacation my Sharebears will ever get on Short lifespan. I think sleeping five nights in a tent will be hard for Edamame with her late-night work schedule and triplets, but her generation is behind on careers so I'd wanted to get a little ahead with aspirations. We'll see.
Jaxton Faust is a gorgeous sim so it's not surprising that his sons will be cute!

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Sharebears 3.26: Outdoor Enthusiast/Fail
« Reply #199 on: May 20, 2018, 01:35:14 AM »

Too cute!


3.26: Outdoor Enthusiast/Fail

Week 9/Saturday

Edamame: Before we plunge into new events, allow me to re-introduce the family.
Yesterday, Jaxton and I welcomed the last three of our ten children into our home.
The whole family is doing great!

Our last two adopted kids are closing in on their first aspirations.
Cuatro's young adult birthday and Cinca's teen birthday fall on the same day.
They'll both be moving out next Friday but head to different neighborhoods.
Until then, Cuatro needs to keep all five of his character values in the red zones.


Our charmer Gari arrived in the world only three days before the triplets' births.
And the first triplet born was inquisitive Hakuto. At the moment, Hakuto resembles his father more than his brothers do.


Ikura is also a charmer, while our youngest (by a few minutes) son Jaga is independent.


Tonight, Cuatro finishes his Bodybuilder aspiration.
I've been trying to think up ways for Cuatro to spend his remaining days here.
For now, he can take charge of the garden to help him complete Fabulously Wealthy.
Chief of Mischief, perhaps?


Our butler Tetsu is no longer as perfect a butler as he used to be.
He's spraying monsters under his bed (?) when Cuatro asks him to water the plants.
There's no reason for him to storm out of his room like that!


Week 10/Sunday

At 1 am, I come home with the Level 9 Boss promotion.
I'm The Brain! My career outfits just keep getting better!


I read a book to my four little angels.
It's a little hard not to favor Gari and Jaga with their lovely green eyes.


And then, while all the toddlers sleep and Jaxton's working, I go to sleep in a tent.
Unfortunately, I wake up after only three hours, fully refreshed.
Oh, right! I have the new Never Weary trait! My energy never drops! Never!
Our watcher consults another watcher who says I need to keep trying, so I go back to sleep.


Do you see my "tent sleep" meter in the bottom left?
That meter is far from full, but I wake up soon after.
I'm giving up on Outdoor Enthusiast!
5 nights of tent sleeping can be done with the old Never Weary trait (4,000 points) but not the new one (10,000 points).


Jax: I bring home a promotion to Level 8 Oracle and complete Public Enemy, at last.
What shall I do now? The Grilled Cheese aspiration?
Edamame: I say we just focus on our triplets for now.
We may be behind in careers but the two of us have worked haaaard!!!


Gari ages up in the afternoon and earns the Happy Toddler trait.
She's a Music Lover and Rambunctious Scamp.


Cinca: I'm so glad you're my age now, Gari! We can fangirl together over Fake Love, the new MV by BTS!
Gari: No thanks, Cinca! I'm with our watcher! Taeyong in NCT all the way! *fans self
Haven't you seen NCT U's music video "BOSS"? You can watch it by clicking here.


Hakuto: Why am I the only one learning to say sorry, Papa?
Jax: Because I've chosen you to learn the Mediator upbringing trait.
Don't you want to be the one to earn the last of 10 upbringing traits and earn us a point?


Monday

As soon as I receive my birthday notice, I drink a Potion of Youth.
I'm not sure why I feel I have to drink it in the Focused Room.
It's where everybody is skilling these days but it has to be the ugliest room in the house!


I'm pretty sure Jax and I have the most darling toddlers in our simverse!
Just look at them!
We received word last night that Dango and Chacha's kids are toddlers now, too.
I can't wait to meet them!


Here's Cinca, leaving fashionably late for school.
Get the move on, young lady. It's already 8:46 am!
Who do you think you are? Cuatro is special!


The girls both bring home B grades this afternoon.
As soon as they're home, we leave to visit my sisters, starting with Dango.
Everyone's home at the Faust residence.
But at the Green residence, the parents are out while leaving their toddlers at home alone. Strange!


Why didn't Kenneth Green meet us out front like his sister did?
Where are you, Kenneth?
Even more to the point, how the heck do I knock on the door to this house?


Back home, Cuatro trolls teh forums to become Chief of Mischief, while Cinca does her homework.
And Gari needs three more levels of Motor to finish Rambunctious Scamp.

Gari: Papa, look at this picture of an Akita dog! Can we get a dog? Huh, huh?
I promise to feed it and walk it and give it baths and everything!


I leave for work in another hour, so I'll say goodbye to y'all for today.
Now that I've met my sisters' toddlers, I can host a toddler play date tomorrow on Tuesday.
Our triplets' birthday falls on Wednesday so the timing is perfect!

Come back next time to meet all the kiddos at our toddler play date!