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Re: Sharebears 3.26. Outdoor Enthusiast/Fail (19 May 2018)
« Reply #200 on: May 20, 2018, 03:47:26 AM »
Toddlers everywhere.♥

Too bad that the never weary trait keep you from doing Outdoor Enthousiast. But I bet it was usefull to raise so many children and skill.

Cuatro is accomplishing a lot.

With two public ennemies parents, it may be easier to get the conflict resolution trait? Interested to see how you'll do it.

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Re: Sharebears 3.26. Outdoor Enthusiast/Fail (19 May 2018)
« Reply #201 on: May 20, 2018, 07:00:13 AM »
Eee, can't wait for the toddler play date!



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Re: Sharebears 3.26. Outdoor Enthusiast/Fail (19 May 2018)
« Reply #202 on: May 20, 2018, 04:51:48 PM »
So so very happy for Perry and Chacha (even though my alternate universe clone does seem camera shy) and I can't wait to see that play date!!!
Edamame using her klepto trait to help with her aspiration was super clever!  It's a shame that the tent thing is failing for you.

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Re: Sharebears 3.26. Outdoor Enthusiast/Fail (19 May 2018)
« Reply #203 on: May 20, 2018, 08:59:24 PM »
Toddlers everywhere.♥
Too bad that the never weary trait keep you from doing Outdoor Enthousiast. But I bet it was usefull to raise so many children and skill.
Cuatro is accomplishing a lot.
With two public ennemies parents, it may be easier to get the conflict resolution trait? Interested to see how you'll do it.
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I'm glad Edamame and her sisters' toddlers overlapped, even for only a short while.
On Short lifespan, the toddler stage only last four days which makes overlap harder.
Yes, I'd done the tent sleeping with the old Never Weary (now Seldom Weary) trait before.
It's just not possible if a sim's energy never drops. Oh well, I still have many generations to finish that aspiration.
There's two more factors in Edamame's productive life: the legacy club and her father's Patriarch trait. I love the Big Happy Family aspiration in this challenge.
Before I moved Fugu out, she'd already been in range to earn the Mediator trait as a child.
It didn't take long, though, and Cuatro's been a better replacement since he'll be earning all the negative traits.

Eee, can't wait for the toddler play date!
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I've never done a toddler play date with so many toddlers. Cuteness overload, for real! hahaha

So so very happy for Perry and Chacha (even though my alternate universe clone does seem camera shy) and I can't wait to see that play date!!!
Edamame using her klepto trait to help with her aspiration was super clever!  It's a shame that the tent thing is failing for you.
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Chacha is even more reclusive than Perry--she's bordering on anti-social, hehe.
Lol, I already dislike the tent sleeping so much as it is. But another sim in another generation can take care of Outdoor Enthusiast!
Toddler play date and Poppy spam incoming.

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Sharebears 3.27: Toddler Pandemonium
« Reply #204 on: May 20, 2018, 09:11:17 PM »

Unadulterated toddler spam. Sorry not sorry!


3.27: Toddler Pandemonium

Week 10/Tuesday

Hakuto: Remind me again, Papa, why I'm learning to say sorry, please.
Jaxton: Since you look like me, I'm trying to give you an edge in the future heir vote.
Hakuto: If I don't earn the Mediator trait, I won't be competitive? Why not?


Hakuto: Why doesn't Ikura need to learn a special trait, too?
Jaxton: Even though you're inquisitive, you've been slowest at skilling.
Ikura is the only triplet who can get Grandpa and Great-Uncle Alejandro to teach him stuff.
As a charmer, Ikura simply smiles and chats a bit then everyone's ready to do his bidding.


Hakuto: Then, what about Jaga? Jaga's learning skills faster than me, too?
Jaxton: Jaga's independent so he's the quickest learner among you. He's your biggest threat!
Hakuto: Because he's better at skilling?
Jaxton: Nooooo! Your mother shamelessly lobbies for Jaga because he shares her eye color!
The watcher's in cahoots, too, snapping shots of Jaga that showcase his big, green eyes. It's so unfair!


Of all the sims in this legacy so far, I've learned the most from playing Cuatro.
I'd never have imagined that a single sim might earn all five negative traits on Short lifespan.
A big thank you to Cuatro for focusing like a boss and never dropping queues!



Edamame: Jax comes home today in his new uniform as the Net Demon (Level 9 Oracle).
That man was born to wear that outfit!
We're both only one promotion away from maxing our careers!


Once Cinca and Gari return from school, I'm ready to phone in the toddler play date.
Perry Green is the first to arrive, looking devilishly dapper and very Renaissance-esque.
Chacha's being anti-social, I guess. Or is she working?


Perry and Chacha have twins, Kenneth and Poppy, who are both charmers.
Both toddlers inherited their father's green eyes! I'm so jealous!


Elektro and Dango seem to be thriving.
Apparently, they're both working from home since neither of them have jobs.
Besides Daikon who we raised, they also have a teenage daughter named Desirae.


They also have twin toddlers, wild Audra and angelic Conner.


Yours truly, Slide Facilitator Extraordinaire, working on a play date goal with Conner.


Poppy Green and Audra Faust, eating together.


After Cuatro plays with Jaga…


We earn a gold medal!
That was so fun that I immediately phone in another toddler play date at a different park.
I mean, how often will I know four other toddlers to invite?

Ignore the clogged sinks in the back of the park.
That's just Cuatro and Jaxton doing their thing.


Once we start our second play date, the Fausts are the first to arrive.
I don't know if it's an MCCC thing, but charmer Ikura is our only toddler who can socialize with the guests.
The power of "Share the Love"!?


Elektro and Dango resemble Jaxton and me so closely.
It makes me deeply curious how much alike our children will look as they grow older.
So far, Audra doesn't resemble my girls Fugu and Gari when they were toddlers.


Conner looks a lot like his father, Elektro, but with Dango's green eyes.


Like at the first play date, Cuatro does the cooking before interacting with our guests.
He's been such a great help today.


Perry and his toddlers arrive so late that I'd started worrying that they wouldn't attend.
Poppy's father must be over the moon with his green-eyed redhead daughter.
She's the prettiest toddler girl of this generation.


Kenneth is a real cutie, too.
I have a hunch that he'll take after his father, don't you?
Heck, all the toddlers are so adorable. I'm not even gonna pretend there's a story here.


While Ikura eats, Cuatro tells his little brother a story.
I haven't seen Cuatro perform a single negative social so far today. He's such a mystery.


Cousins eating Cuatro's veggie burgers.


Poppy walks over to listen to music lover Gari play the violin.
Maybe Poppy will grow up to become a music lover, too?


My triplets took a nap this afternoon but 6 hours have passed since we started the first play date.
Time to end this party and go home!


Jaxton: What? My Mischief is maxed so I might as well do Chief of Mischief, too, right? *proceeds to clog sink
By the way, this update was supposed to cover our triplet's birthday tomorrow.
But our watcher ended up taking too many shots of all the toddlers.
Next time, for sure!





Legacy Score: Unchanged
Popularity: 82/90 medal points

Household Ages
Jaxton (YA): 5 days to adult (drank a Potion of Youth)
Edamame (YA): 11 days to adult (drank a Potion of Youth)
Cuatro (teen): 3 days to YA
Cinca (child): 3 days to teen
Gari (child): 5 days to teen
Hakuto (toddler): 1 day to child
Ikura (toddler): 1 day to child
Jaga (toddler): 1 day to child

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Re: Sharebears 3.27: Toddler Pandemonium (20 May 2018)
« Reply #205 on: May 20, 2018, 09:21:04 PM »
So much cute!!  Oh good heavens!!  Chacha and Perry (Chacherry?) sure do make adorable little nooboos!  I mean, little Poppy is just adorable!!
Anyway, a lovely update all around and congrats to Jaxton for entering the Matrix  ;=)

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Re: Sharebears 3.27: Toddler Pandemonium (20 May 2018)
« Reply #206 on: May 20, 2018, 11:21:02 PM »
Too much cuteness. Seriously, way too much. Not that I am complaining. So many adorable kids and goodness, Cuatro being an amazing big brother while simultaneously keeping those character traits in the red? That takes skill. I'm impressed, young man. Edamame and Jax are doing wonderfully and I can't wait to see our potential heirs age up.



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Re: Sharebears 3.27: Toddler Pandemonium (20 May 2018)
« Reply #207 on: May 21, 2018, 11:59:39 AM »
Eeeee!  So much to squee about in that update.  Those toddlers... oh my, I can't even contemplate it.  The cuteness overload is real!  Also... Jaxton's work outfit is um... --drools-- Thought it was adorable too that he was lobbying for Hakuto, the one that looks like him lol.

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Re: Sharebears 3.27: Toddler Pandemonium (20 May 2018)
« Reply #208 on: May 21, 2018, 02:11:45 PM »
Good decision to call in another toddler playdate immediately.  The cuteness is real.  *All the heart eyes*

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Re: Sharebears 3.27: Toddler Pandemonium (20 May 2018)
« Reply #209 on: May 22, 2018, 12:13:19 AM »
So much cute!!  Oh good heavens!!  Chacha and Perry (Chacherry?) sure do make adorable little nooboos!  I mean, little Poppy is just adorable!!
Anyway, a lovely update all around and congrats to Jaxton for entering the Matrix  ;=)
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I'm glad you approve of your namesake's brood, lol. I'm hoping Chacha & Perry will have another set of twins. *crosses fingers
Really/Rilee looking forward to meeting Card and Jaxlynn's children. The Faust genes are really dominant in my Sharebear's gene pool so far!
Not complaining!

Too much cuteness. Seriously, way too much. Not that I am complaining. So many adorable kids and goodness, Cuatro being an amazing big brother while simultaneously keeping those character traits in the red? That takes skill. I'm impressed, young man. Edamame and Jax are doing wonderfully and I can't wait to see our potential heirs age up.
It was great fun seeing so many toddlers--my sims usually only have a single toddler to invite, lol.
It's even harder on Short lifespan. It's only been 3 sim-days since the play date and all seven toddlers are already children.
I wonder what determines which sims will be winners? I initially chose Cuatro because he didn't drop any queues unlike his other siblings; still, he was the sim I wasn't going to care about...just queue up the negative interactions than ignore him. I ended up really liking him because, even with all his negative activities, he still treated his family members well.
You won't see my three potential heirs age up to teens for another two weeks or so. Really looking forward to meeting yours, though. (hint, hint, lol)

Eeeee!  So much to squee about in that update.  Those toddlers... oh my, I can't even contemplate it.  The cuteness overload is real!  Also... Jaxton's work outfit is um... --drools-- Thought it was adorable too that he was lobbying for Hakuto, the one that looks like him lol.
I'm glad you enjoyed the toddler spamfest! I was initially planning for the update to cover 3-4 days, but got stuck taking screenshots of the toddler play dates.
Then I had so much trouble tossing any of them out, lol.
Jaxton is so hot in that career uniform. Maybe I'll make it his party wear when he quits, haha.

Good decision to call in another toddler playdate immediately.  The cuteness is real.  *All the heart eyes*
Compared to other parties, toddler play dates are pretty easy. The hard part is the host knowing toddlers in other houses.
Haha, I loved seeing so many toddlers in one place!

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Sharebears 3.28: Taler du Engelsk?
« Reply #210 on: May 22, 2018, 12:28:57 AM »



3.28: Taler du Engelsk?

Week 10/Tuesday

Edamame: Hey, Jax. Since we both have Never Weary, wanna do Soulmates together?
Jax: Thought you'd never ask!
Edamame: As much as I love your Matrix look, the sunglasses are a bit out of place in our boudoir…
Jax: Let me slip into something more comfortable.


Wednesday

Jax: We're aiming for gold on all our dates, right?
Edamame: Absolutely! The boys don't age up until around 4 pm, so we have the time.


Ahem! *clears throat
Jax: Did you hear something, Eda?
Hey, you two! Your triplets received their "Celebrate birthday" notices just now.
Edamame: But it's only 4 a.m.!
Yeah. I haven't really got a hang of the timing yet for Short lifespan, either.
Jax: Okay, I'm on it. *texts Cuatro


Cuatro: I'm just doing like Papa Jax told me to do.
First, Cinca and I light the birthday candles, then I have to wake up the boys.
Next, the nanny and I help the triplets age up.
What are the 'rents doing that's so important they can't age up the triplets themselves?!


Edamame: I give the boys their makeovers when Jax and I come up for air between dates.
Initially, I give them all the same hairstyle so you can see how much alike they are.
Eyebrows aside, they are identical triplets. Agreed? And all three earn the Happy Toddlers trait.

Hakuto loves the outdoors, Ikura is a loner like his father, and Jaga is neat.


There, now I can tell the boys apart from a distance!
As before, Hakuto (white peach) wears white and Ikura (salmon roe) wears red and glasses.
Jaga (potato) wears brown but he's easy to tell apart due to his green eyes.


Hakuto: It's cool doing Rambunctious Scamp together, bro!
Jaga: Yep. Let's go make it across the monkey bars three times!

Ikura: I'm feeling a little left out here, doing Artistic Prodigy by myself.
I'm also the only one wearing glasses but they're cosmetic frames.
I thought they'd help y'all identify the smartest triplet at a glance, hehe.


Thursday

Gari: Now that the triplets have aged up all gorgeous, I need to step my game up.
Otherwise, I'll just fade into the narrative background or might even get moved out!
Edamame: Making efforts to help out are always appreciated, Gari.
Jax and I were thinking you could maybe stay to do a career?


Edamame: *teaches Hakuto say sorry for the 4th or 5th time this morning
Hakuto: Hey, my Conflict Resolution's within range to earn the Mediator trait, Mama!
Edamame: Nice work! And hours before your first day of school starts, even!


Cinca: Eh, Gari thinks that she's got it bad!
I finish three aspirations and master Logic, but guess what?
I got banished to the beach yesterday to fish for bait until my teen birthday. *sniff, sniff

The birthday notices are so confusing lately! I get an "almost birthday" notice at noon today.
Does that mean my birthday's at midnight tonight or at noon tomorrow?


Cuatro: Why is everyone always wanting to troll teh forums? It's the most boring thing ever!
After hours and hours of trolling, I finally stop to go pick on the nanny.
Took me forever to master Mischief!
All that's left for me now is to keep my character values in the red until my birthday, sometime tomorrow.


Cuatro: I met a teen named Arjuna Chapa at the Flea Market last weekend and we chatted online a bunch.
I even invited her over some and kissed her a few times, but she's a young adult now.
Edamame: Don't ask Arjuna about her sad mood, Cuatro! You'll ruin your Insensitive progress!
And you're still a teen so how are you kissing her?
Cuatro: Beats me, Mama. It's autonomous! Love is stronger than any age difference!


Cuatro: I'm pretty sure Arjuna likes me as much as I like her!
Since I can't cheer her up or flirt, I ask her about woohoo twice.
And, wow, she perks right up and gives me a "Rowwwrrr."

Jaxton: Lucky for you Arjuna's too old for the triplets, eh?
We need to send her away today, son, before you start paying her compliments or something.
Cuatro: You're right! I don't want to jeopardize my hard-earned character values!
Jaxton: *asks Arjuna to leave


Friday

At 1 am, I return home with my final promotion for the Boss career!


Early in the morning, Cuatro's moment of truth arrives!
Cuatro: I got this! And…I age up to become a hotheaded, dog-lover, perfectionist.
As a teen, I finished Bodybuilder plus three other aspirations.
And, just for you, Mama, I earn all five negative upbringing traits!


Cuatro: What's the mystery, Mama?
Why did you bring me out here in the middle of nowhere, just the two of us?

Edamame: The watcher and I have a surprise for you.
Your watcher and I are so very grateful for your hard work, dear.
Cuatro: Well, you know me, Mama. I'm a team player at heart.
So, what's the big surprise?


Cuatro: Wow, who lives here?
Edamame: You do. Thank you for playing the bad buy and earning all the negative traits.

Cuatro: Hey, look! Why's Arjuna here?
Edamame: We moved her here yesterday afternoon.


Arjuna: About time you got here, Cuatro. I've been waiting for you all morning!
Edamame: Uh huh, I see that's my cue to get home so I can move you over here, Cuatro.
Cuatro: I don't know what to say. We're naming our first daughter after you, Mama!


Hakuto: Sheesh, talk about waiting until the last minute to leave for school!
Ikura: I know, right? First, Mama and Cuatro sneak out then Mama comes home and moves Cuatro out.
Jaga: Dude, I didn't even get the chance to say good-bye to Cuatro! *feels sad


Ikura: Hey, when did you two have time to change your clothes?
Jaga: Weren't we on our way to our second day of school just now?
Hakuto: If you hadn't run ahead, Jaga, we'd be at school already.
Ikura: So, where are we?
Hakuto: Beats me…


Jaga: Look, there's a house up ahead! Good thing, too. I'm getting hungry!
Ikura: I need to go potty!
Hakuto: Well, let's approach the house slowly. No telling who lives there.


Inside the house…
Maja and Magnus, what are you two doing?
I need both of you to help out with household chores while I'm spinning wool.


Maja (left): I'll go pick berries, fruits, and herbs nearby.
Magnus (left): I'll go with you, Maja, and collect firewood.


Ikura: Yo, that scary-looking dude is looking right at us! What do we do?
Hakuto: No worries! I got this.
Ikura: Good thinking! You're gonna ask him where the bathroom is, right?
Hakuto: No, you idiot! I'm gonna ask if he speaks English.
Jaga: Go for it!

Hakuto: Taler du Engelsk?
Man: Huh?
Jaga: Sheesh, are you talking to him in modern Danish?
He's obviously a Viking. You need to ask in Old East Norse!

Man: Hello there, boys! What are you doing way out here?
Would you like to rest in my home? Marry my daughter, maybe?
Jaga: Wait, what? You speak English?






Amazing Lots
"Tropical Getaway" by sophieelaina (Gallery; edited to include toddler stuff)
"Viking House" by alialsim (Tumbler)

Amazing Sims
Ragnar and Lagertha by alialsim (Tumblr)
Maja Jensen and Magnus Jensen by LenaLJ (Gallery)
Note: The Jensen twins are the new shared spouse options for the Gen4 heirs, who I've aged down to children.

Legacy Score: +2 (69 points)
Parenthood (+1): Cuatro ages up with 5 upbringing traits
                          (missing only the Mediator trait now)
Nature: Criminal/Boss 10
Popularity (+1) : 103/90 medal points

Chapter Notes
   • Obviously I know next to nothing about Viking culture, hahaha.
   • However, LenaLJ has been kind enough to create and upload two very Scandinavian-looking spouse twins for the Gen4 Sharebear heirs.
   • To introduce the Jensen twins into my story, therefore, I thought it would be fun to learn about the Viking Age.
   • While giving other Sharebears the chance to catch up, my Gen4 triplets will clumsily entertain you with historically inaccurate and anachronistic accounts of their time slip into the Viking Age.
I will probably throw in the towel after a few updates, but I'm enjoying the preparatory "research," lol.

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Re: Sharebears 3.28: Taler du Engelsk? (21 May 2018)
« Reply #211 on: May 22, 2018, 05:46:44 AM »
Late at commenting and so many chapters to comment on.
But I will keep it short anyway.
First off your 3 toddler boys where adorable, and so was the whole play date. So much cuteness you could nearly die of it.
Then they grew to children, really identical siblings, amazing. Again so sweet, so good looking. Ohh i am in love with all 3 of them, how are you going to get us to choose again?

And your last update, you really made my day, I am still so happy that you let me make a set of twins, but even more happy what you did with them. That is really amazing!

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Re: Sharebears 3.28: Taler du Engelsk? (21 May 2018)
« Reply #212 on: May 22, 2018, 12:59:31 PM »
Wow, those boys are very identical except for the green eyes.  They handsome boys!  I loved your Viking update.  Love that armor set.  I keep looking at the medieval CC and sighing longingly XD  Lovely update, as usual ^^

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Re: Sharebears 3.28: Taler du Engelsk? (21 May 2018)
« Reply #213 on: May 22, 2018, 02:22:20 PM »
Those guys are adorable. They also look like trouble. LOL My votes for the viking man!  :P

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Re: Sharebears 3.28: Taler du Engelsk? (21 May 2018)
« Reply #214 on: May 22, 2018, 10:02:10 PM »
Team Ikura, reporting for duty!  And yes, he is there to marry the little  Viking girl  :=)
Loved how the update took an unexpected left turn there!  The dream sequences and visions and such have been a delightful aspect of this legacy  :=)
Go Team Ikura!

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Re: Sharebears 3.28: Taler du Engelsk? (21 May 2018)
« Reply #215 on: May 27, 2018, 12:59:01 AM »
Late at commenting and so many chapters to comment on.
But I will keep it short anyway.
First off your 3 toddler boys where adorable, and so was the whole play date. So much cuteness you could nearly die of it.
Then they grew to children, really identical siblings, amazing. Again so sweet, so good looking. Ohh i am in love with all 3 of them, how are you going to get us to choose again?

And your last update, you really made my day, I am still so happy that you let me make a set of twins, but even more happy what you did with them. That is really amazing!
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Those play dates were the most shameless spamfests of toddler screenshots that I've ever done, haha. I won't be able to follow all the children's children so closely throughout my legacy, but I wanted to do it at least for this generation.
You would roll on the floor laughing if you knew how much reading I've done about the Viking age lately, LOL! It's been fun.  And I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
My game hated all that custom content, though, so I've had to remove it all and change my plans. :D

Wow, those boys are very identical except for the green eyes.  They handsome boys!  I loved your Viking update.  Love that armor set.  I keep looking at the medieval CC and sighing longingly XD  Lovely update, as usual ^^
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For this legacy, I've made a new Mods subfolder named "Special Use." Whenever I plan a special update, all the related cc goes into that folder.
When I'm done taking screenshots, I empty the Special Use folder. Those two adult Viking sims created by Alialsims are amazing, but they and their house required waaaay too much cc. I'm working on Plan B!

Those guys are adorable. They also look like trouble. LOL My votes for the viking man!  :P
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I can't tell yet whether those boys spell trouble or not. At least there's only three of them, lol.
And, of course, you would vote for the sim modeled after Travis Fimmel. *winks

Team Ikura, reporting for duty!  And yes, he is there to marry the little  Viking girl  :=)
Loved how the update took an unexpected left turn there!  The dream sequences and visions and such have been a delightful aspect of this legacy  :=)
Go Team Ikura!
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Oh, you have already chosen a favorite!!!
I'm glad you're enjoying the narrative digressions. I initially created them as a means to slow down my legacy progress. However, I've since discovered that I enjoy planning updates that involve zero skill-grinding. Go figure!

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Sharebears 3.29: House Tour
« Reply #216 on: May 27, 2018, 02:03:59 AM »


Sharebears 3.29: House Tour

I am giving my Sharebears a bit of a rest (at least another week), but I've been planning a tour of the house.
You've seen bits and pieces of the house over the past few months, but the house has changed considerably.
Plus, some parts of the house just weren't worth fixing up until after the 10-children tornado.
So here's a look at how the various parts of the house you've seen so far fit together.



Another view of the house's facade, from the the left this time


An overhead shot of the entire lot. Notice the Wishing Well, feeling lonely and useless in the back left corner.


The lower right area of the house


Walking through the front door takes you into the foyer.
There's a small sitting room and access to all the other areas of the house.
We no longer need so many animal chairs for reading to toddlers.


At the bottom right is the Inspired Area.
A half wall divides the space into a Music/Writing Room and Painting Studio.
This keeps the wrong sims from hogging the skilling objects.


Above the Inspired Area is a bathroom, small Energized Room (for Rambunctious Scamp), and the Master Bedroom with ensuite.


This Master Bedroom was originally created for the founder and her husband.
Currently, it is occupied by Edamame and Jaxton.


The lower left area of the house contains the Focused Room, nursery, and three bedrooms.
Two of the three bedrooms have ensuites. One bedroom currently functions as the Archaeology Workshop.


There are always sims skilling and mentoring in the Focused Room.
Despite its small size, everybody always wants to go there to chat, eat, and everything.
I'm not making it any larger! I'm not!


The two mini-pets, Hamsta and Blub, reside in the nursery.
At present, Hamsta's cage is in family inventory because it got dirty.
I can't remember if its dirtiness gets reset whenver I exit the game.


From the foyer, follow the yellow area to enter the upper left area of the house.
Here, you'll find the dining room, kitchen, great room, and a secondary master bedroom.


The kitchen and dining room, as seen from the great room


The great room as seen from the kitchen
And, yes, that's a bedroom dresser in the great room because...post-birthday makeovers.


Is there such a term as "secondary master bedroom"? If there is, this is it!
When the Gen4 heir is chosen and takes a spouse, they will occupy this bedroom as long as Edamame and Jaxton remain in the house.
Between this bedroom and the kitchen, there's an ensuite plus a separate bathroom for family and guests.


An overhead shot of the backyard, which contains a covered patio, a patio+pool area, and a gym


Just outside the great room, the covered patio has a tiki bar, DJ booth, and some sofas


The pool + patio area, as seen from the great room
The pool is actually larger than it appears here.


The pool is flanked by the master bedroom (left) and the gym (right).


I didn't originally plan to place the climbing treadmill and basketball court on the roof.
But the house's ceiling height is medium while the climbing treadmill requires the highest ceiling.
Because I was too lazy to raise the ceiling, I discovered that the gym's rooftop offers a nice scenic view.
Oh well. It looks bizarre but it's the sims...


Besides a hot tub and sauna, the gym has the usual furnishings and a decontamination shower.
It lacks any weightlifting equipment, however, because bulky, over-muscular sims aren't my jam.


I feel like I could do more with the hot tub room...but it's too much trouble.
Plus, too many items on the lot lead to lagging.


As you know by now, I'm a big fan of basements with light wells.
Here, you'll find the butler's quarters, more bathrooms, and two empty rooms.


And here's the basement room where I tossed all the collectibles after bulldozing their museum on Tail's End.
Moving the collections back, however, has not prevented collections from being judged incomplete whenever a sim moves out.
I don't have the patience to place every collectible in and out of sim's personal inventory every time a sim moves.
I'm now thinking of rebuilding that museum (that is, downloading it from MyLibrary) to store all the completed collections. *sighs





As a one-story ranch house, this home is spread out all over the Hound's Head lot.
But I really like that I can locate every sim at once without having to look upstairs or downstairs.
So far, this house has worked out pretty well.
Thank you for reading/viewing.  ;D


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Re: Sharebears 3.29: House Tour (27 May 2018)
« Reply #217 on: May 27, 2018, 04:06:30 AM »
Lovely house tour :D
And lovely treasury, i always debate with myself if i hsould display them or just have them lying like you have.

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Re: Sharebears 3.29: House Tour (27 May 2018)
« Reply #218 on: May 27, 2018, 08:12:33 AM »
Thanks, @oshizu I was wanting a house tour!

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Re: Sharebears 3.29: House Tour (27 May 2018)
« Reply #219 on: May 27, 2018, 10:01:47 AM »
Wow.  My Sharebears look like they're roughing it in the wild compared to the immaculate mansion where yours reside!  So many brilliant and artistic choices there!  However, I can brag that I did the same thing and put a dresser in the kitchen area for those quick post-birthday makeovers  ;=)
Thanks for giving us a glimpse into the glorious house that hosts such an amazing household  ;=)

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Re: Sharebears 3.29: House Tour (27 May 2018)
« Reply #220 on: May 27, 2018, 12:29:02 PM »
WOW, compared to this, my house looks like it was "Dumps and Trash" Monthly magazine.  :-[ :o Now i want to bulldoze my lot and start over. That looks amazing.

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Re: Sharebears 3.29: House Tour (27 May 2018)
« Reply #221 on: May 27, 2018, 12:45:41 PM »
Lol, wow, that really is a mansion. You have a lot of patience and a good eye for building. I really do not, it's my least favorite part of the process. Thanks for the tour!

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Re: Sharebears 3.29: House Tour (27 May 2018)
« Reply #222 on: May 27, 2018, 02:00:47 PM »
Oh wow, that house is beautiful! I mean, just gorgeous!

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Re: Sharebears/Extra: House Tour (27 May 2018)
« Reply #223 on: June 03, 2018, 09:41:44 AM »
@LenaLJ  @PeregrineTook  @sdhoey  @dontmindme  @Shewolf13
Thank you, friends, for the compliments on my legacy house.
As you know, I've never devoted much effort to building before, but this year I've joined into the forum's Build Challenges for the first time ever.
I love the premise of our hosts (Playalot and MrsFlynn) that participating entries are encouraged to upload their lots with the #carlsguiderdc hashtag.
Also, it's the first time since January 2017 (18 months) that I've played a challenge where all generations can stay in the same house.
(The Rival Dynasty and Townie Dynasty challenges require the heirs to move every generation.)
So it's been a real treat for me to build a house where my sims live longer than five or six weeks, LOL.

@simfulicious  I realize you're looking for ideas for your first-generation house and I shared a third-generation house, but all the Sharebear legacies will be obscenely rich in no time.
                     
Again, thank you very much for the kind words--they are very encouraging!!!

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Sharebears 3.29: Our Chief Concern
« Reply #224 on: June 03, 2018, 10:05:04 AM »

Previously:
   • Edamame and Jaxton finish having/adopting their 10 kids exactly six sim-days ago;
   • Cuatro becomes a young adult early this morning, earning five upbringing traits; and
   • Our three heir candidates leave for school but time-slip instead to the Viking age.



3.29: Our Chief Concern

Ragnar: Since our other home was not safe enough, we've had to move closer to the forest.
I thank you, young travelers, for your kindness.
It's as if Thor himself sent you to us to help with our move.

Hakuto: Don't you have dozens of troops? Why couldn't you just ask your viking homies?
Ragnar: Because this location must remain deeply secret for now.
Magnus and Maja, please know that your mother and I will be going a-viking on the morrow.
As a shield maiden, a woman warrior, she's longed to accompany me on my ocean voyages.
Lagertha: Now you two are finally old enough for that to happen!


Magnus: But I am old enough to travel with father now, too, Mother!
Why must I remain home and babysit my sister Maja?
Lagertha: Because, son, we need you to stay and ensure the safety of our home and treasures?
Can you be trusted with that responsibility? Can you act as head of the household!
You two won't be alone, either. Besides your new friends, you have a new servant, Clara Bjergsen.
She will handle the cooking and housework.


Maja: Did you hear that, Clara? You are to make meals for us and do all the housekeeping!
But you are not the boss of us!
Clara: Yes, miss.


Jaga (right): I don't know, guys. What if the dude's enemies decide to raid their home in his absence?
Ikura (center): I agree! I vote we go home! We still need an A grade for Whiz Kid!
Hakuto (left): True, true. As much as I love a good adventure, this timing isn't great for us.
We'll be teenagers in four days! We need to finish up our aspirations!


Magnus: Oh, hey, guys, don't be like that! You can't be thinking of leaving here now!
Think of all the fun we'll have! We can collect firewood, fish, and do whatever else Viking kids do!
Ikura: Oh right, like feed the goats and chickens or fight bears.
Jaga: Yeah, and carve birds out of wood...stuff like that.

Maja: I can't believe you three would abandon Magnus and I here. *lower lip trembles
Hakuto: Believe me, we'd really love to stay and protect you, but…
Triplets (in unison): Whooooooaaaa!!! (Whooooooosh!!!!)


Week 10/Friday

Edamame: After the boys have left for school, the house quiets down once more.
Around noon, our sixth child Cinca ages up to a teen.
I'm so over this 10-kids thing, I only change her everyday shoes.
She'll move out as soon as  the boys get back.


Our seventh child, green-eyed Gari, stays home today since her teen birthday's on Sunday.
Her young-adult goal is to earn three positive upbringing values.
We're considering having her stay in the house to complete a new career and a new aspiration.
But, really, that's a decision for the next heir. Wouldn't you agree?


I hope you don't think I'm wasting your time by re-introducing the household.
It's been nearly two weeks since we last met and I'm sure our names aren't easy to remember.

Hakuto is the first of our last three children. He loves the outdoors.
He's presently in range to earn our tenth and last upbringing trait, Mediator.


Ikura is the middle triplet. He's a loner like his father Jaxton.
All three boys brought home A's this afternoon, so he and Hakuto are done with Whiz Kid.


Jaga is neat and the only heir candidate with green eyes.
After one more potion and one more Mental level, he'll be done with Whiz Kid, too.


As for Jax and me, I need four masterpieces for Painter Extraordinaire.
But I no longer even remember why I'm doing this aspiration instead of one that's never been completed.
Jaxton is struggling to maximize his body potential, because he's a lazy sim.
Still, I want him to persevere and complete Bodybuilder so we'll both be long-lived.


Saturday

Oh, how the mighty have fallen!
Just yesterday, I'd risen to the top of the Criminal career and become The Boss.
Then I quit that career to become, of all unimaginable life choices, a detective!


Let's not beat around the bush. We all know why I'm here.
When I first lay eyes on the Chief of Police, I'm shocked speechless.
She looks so much like my sister Dango, who I could never move back into the legacy house.
Luckily, it's not her. Phew!


Chief of Police Masami El Karmani is an unmarried sim, which is ideal.
I'm surprised to notice that she's a Prime Vampire. Hmmm, I wonder if she has a master?
Since we're good friends now, there's no point in my staying here. *leaves work early


When I get home, I check my contacts and notice that Masami is out of uniform, so I invite her over.
Naturally, she agrees to move in as my secondary spouse, leaving her housemate behind.
Our legacy has now mastered the Detective career.

I briefly consider having her stay, despite plans to have the Gen5 heir become a vampire.
Then I discover that her aspiration is Soulmate. No way! *moves her back with her former roomie


Since I want the outgoing Hakuto to complete Social Butterfly, the other kids start on it, too.

When Gari was trying to befriend Perry Green, he kept running off.
So she switches to having our first child Uma mentor her in hopes of becoming friends.
Of course, all Perry wants to do now is chat with Gari. Go figure!


Jax is attempting to complete the Grilled Cheese aspiration.
Eating 10 sammies has to be one of the most boring goals around! And he has to do it twice!
For some reason, Jax wants to sit somewhere different for each serving.
Then, when Jax and I check our contacts, we discover Grim is no longer an acquaintance. Why?!


The kids just need their three child-age friends at this point, so I invite over the cousins.
The Faust twins arrive first: neat Connor and perfectionist Audra.
Next come the Greens: outdoor-loving Kenneth and art-loving Poppy.

Though Gari started Social Butterfly first, Jaga then Hakuto finish it much earlier than she does.


Week 11/Sunday

We receive the notice for Gari's birthday around sunrise.
As a teen, she loves both music and the outdoors. Gari is an aspiring Freelance Botanist.
She'll get a makeover once Jax gets home from work, maybe.


Edamame: Several hours later, Jaxton returns with his final promotion to Oracle.
Way to go, sweetheart! What are you going to do now, Jax?
Jax: I'm going to quit my job and help the kids with their skills and character values.
And I'm still working my way through that second set of 10 Excellent grilled cheese sammies.


Monday

Jaxton: I spent most of yesterday evening running around town, visiting all of the Grim Reaper's usual haunts.
I don't really want to steal a life in order to talk with Grim about grilled cheese sammies.

But I'm okay with bringing home an elder and locking him in a room. It doesn't take long!
When I notice the elder raising his arm, I rush into the room to wait.


I sit impatiently until Grim's done reaping the elderly sim whose name I can't remember.
After introducing myself, I can finally have my convo about GCS with Grim!



Coming next: The triplets' teen birthday on Tuesday (sim-tomorrow)
                    The Gen4 heir vote in the very, very near future!





Legacy Score: Unchanged (69 points)
Fortune: $1,251,790/$1,300,000
Nature: Detective 10, Criminal/Oracle 10 (12/21 careers; 13/34 career branches)
Athletic: Grilled Cheese (maxed 30/38 unique aspirations)

An Amazing Lot
"Thorsdottir" by SACROSLASH5 (Gallery)

Amazing Sims
Ragnar and Lagertha by alialsim (Tumblr)
Maja and Magnus Jensen by LenaLJ (Gallery)

Remarks
* My games dislike the Detective career, hence our ploy with the Chief of Police.
   These Sharebears will grind through the remaining careers, unless we have the good fortune of blindly encountering housemate material at a high career level.
* At the start, I decided that only heir candidates would wear custom content. But that Audra Faust is so stubborn.
   I've gone into Manage Households to remove that updo twice already but she always ends up wearing it again. Phooey!
* I tend to re-introduce the household every now and then, even if the members haven't changed.
   My thinking is: if I need to go back to a previous update to remember what's been happening to my Sharebears, readers definitely won't remember either.
   Also, I'm leading up to an heir vote...

Important Notice
* There is a new version of the Faust twins (Gen3 share spouses) on the Community Gallery.
   If you've already downloaded the original version, please delete them and download the new ones (household name: Faust-Fixed) instead. Thank you!