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Re: Sharebears 5.55: The Summer of Our DisconTENT [+Heir Vote] (2 September)
« Reply #375 on: September 02, 2018, 04:16:15 AM »
Oh dear... that Outdoor enthusiast is bound and determined to thwart you! Kudos for continuing!

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Re: Sharebears 5.55: The Summer of Our DisconTENT [+Heir Vote] (2 September)
« Reply #376 on: September 03, 2018, 06:54:00 PM »
Oh dear... that Outdoor enthusiast is bound and determined to thwart you! Kudos for continuing!
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Well, I might be making Outdoor Enthusiast harder for myself but letting it get to me so much.
But the weather has most definitely NOT been helpful, lol.



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Sharebears 5.56: Careering or Careening?
« Reply #377 on: September 03, 2018, 07:16:49 PM »





5.56: Careering or Careening?

Week 17/Saturday

Kirsten: Another day of thunderstorms today until Matthias changes the weather for us.
Then, he leaves for his second day of work in his new career as a painter.
Takuya works as a Patron of Arts, so Matthias intends to join the other branch.

As for me, I'm doing odd jobs around the house today.
I'm in my third trimester and this beekeeper outfit is definitely NOT a flattering look.


Negi: I know what you're thinking: "Not another shot of Negi fishing!"
All I need to finish Angling Ace is five more great catches.
I've spent all morning here at the dock without making any progress.
But at least the weather's nice, thanks to Uncle Matthias.


Omu: Party Animal is on hold until Papa and Uncle Matthias get home from work.
Since I plan to become a Food Critic, though, I start working on my various culinary skills.


Negi: That pro fisherman was stealing all my mojo, so I'm back to my usual spot.
Within 90 minutes, I've already snagged four great catches!
Huh, it's started raining and that can only mean one thing.
Auntie Liv must have woken up…


Liv: Watcher, are you seriously going to document each of my successful sleeps in the tent?
Heck yeah! Only two more nights to go! Aren't you excited about living with your family?
Liv: I must confess the thought of spending time with Fiorella and our kids is quite a draw.
But I don't mind helping around the house until the twins' birthday in five days.


Negi (on the phone): Auntie Liv? I was wondering if you could do me a big favor…
Liv: Are you kidding me? Another thunderstorm? Sure, I got you covered, Negi.
You just keep on fishing!


Negi: With Auntie Liv's help, I make short work of my aspiration.
Since I plan to become an Art Critic, I insta-complete a few aspirations then start Painter Extraordinaire.
Lucky me, getting mentored by Grandpa Jaga!


Takuya: I'm happy to report that I've completed the Patron of the Arts career.
Have you heard our watcher miscalculated the careers our legacy needs to complete?
In my boundless desire to help out, I join Kirsten in the Secret Agent career right away.


Completing my daily task, I even succeed in negotiating a bonus with my new boss.
You're wondering why I phoned him from this bathroom? It doubles as our Very Confident Room.
We seem to have better luck negotiating while feeling Very Confident, rather than the ideal work mood.


Takuya: Darling, I've joined you in the Secret Career branch! We'll climb to the top together!
Kirsten: Oh no! You know I want you stay here in the legacy house with me, but it just won't work.
T: But why not? I maxed my career even faster than Akito did!
K: But Top-Notch Toddlers earn promotions faster than all the other sims. 
You'll need to move out soon but, as immortal vampires, we'll still have all eternity to enjoy our non-life together!


K: Check out this list our watcher gave me this morning, Takuya.
When Akito, Matthias and I complete our current careers, we'll have completed 25 careers.
That leaves twelve more careers for the last three generations.
T: So Generation 9 won't have any career requirements?
K: None at all. This legacy challenge ends as soon as the Gen9 heir gives birth to a male heir.

T: Okay, so I'll quit the Secret Agent career and help out with raising our third child.
K: Yes. Obviously, you'll stay in the family club and I'll join you as soon as I possibly can, darling.


Kirsten: When I go into labor, Takuya accompanies me to the hospital.
Without the watcher nosing into our business, my delivery is quick and uncomplicated.
Our newborn daughter seems a little frazzled by how fast everything is happening.


We've named her Purin, which is the Japanese loanword for crème caramel (or, custard pudding).
Takuya is especially a fan of matcha-flavored purin, which is unavailable here in the Bay.


Omu: As soon as our parents return, I start throwing a succession of parties.
I choose Negi and Uncle Matthias as my co-hosts.
For some reason, though, Uncle Matthias is not very helpful at all.


Matthias: Hmmmph, those twins show me no respect even though I'm their uncle!
Anyway, I feel like everyone else has a significant other except for me.
Do you remember Izabella Green, the daughter of Grandma Edamame's nephew Hunter?
Turns out that she hates children, which disqualifies her from ever moving into the legacy house.

She's a teen now, but maybe I'll have a chance with her once she's older.


Week 18/Sunday

Negi: It's around 2 am by the time we're done hosting two gold-medal house parties.
That's when Mama reminds Auntie Liv to go sleep in her tent..

But during the third house party, Auntie Liv pops back out when I call everyone to a meal.
She's not even a party guest!
Mama looks pretty peeved and "orders" Auntie Liv back to her tent.


Omu: We've been stuck on silver for our fourth party and it's starting to get light outside.
I chose a dinner party for the last one and it's taking hours to get three partygoers happy.
The ghost raccoon Rocky showed up and puked all over, making everyone very uncomfortable.

After cleaning up Rocky's mess, I need to go prepare a dessert.
My parents even got hysterical once. This last party's been a nightmare!
And, gee, thanks for all your help, Uncle Matthias!


Omu: Negi comes to the rescue and takes some guests to another room to get them happy.
It's 6:30 am when we finally earn gold for that darn dinner party!
So now I'm done with goaled parties for my Party Animal aspiration.
All that's left is to invite Amanda on 13 dates.


Negi: It takes some time to clean up the house after four consecutive parties!
True to form, Uncle Matthias claims he needs to prep for work and doesn't help out at all.
When we're done, I go back to painting.

Omu: I can't date Amanda until Uncle Matthias gets home from work, so I learn to write.
With Papa's help, I'll have my Food Critic skills finished before my birthday.
And thanks to all the party hosting, Negi and I have both maxed charisma already, too.


Liv: Oooh, I love being the center of attention!
Our watcher even moved my tent into Kirsten and Takuya's bedroom, moving their coffins into the hallway.
Apparently, she's not worried about anyone bothering them while they sleep, hehe.
Eh, don't even joke about not getting that last night of sleep in your freakin tent, Liv!


Kirsten: Brother Matthias earns his third promotion on his third day of work.
He's now Level 7 in the Master of the Real career, thanks no doubt to his Top-Notch Toddler trait.
Of course, it's also helped that Akito has been representing him every day at his Public Relations job.

Our legacy has been quite complacent so far about raising mostly Happy Toddlers.
Is it really worth the effort to ensure that every child becomes a Top-Notch Toddler?


Kirsten: How can you be so fantastic at everything else but so horrible on the treadmill?
Akito: It's because I'm clumsy, remember? Why do I even need to be mentored in fitness, anyway?
Kirsten: That's an easy question! You shall become the Sharebears' official fitness mentor!
Akito: Alas, the burdens of immortality! *sighs tragically


Kirsten: Purin is profoundly impressed with her mother's "super efficient baby care."
Don't you worry, baby girl. Your father and I will do all we can to raise you into a Top-Notch Toddler.
It's also easier when raising a single toddler versus multiple toddlers.


Liv: Hot diggity dog! Only one more night of sleeping in my tent and Outdoor Enthusiast will be history.
Our watcher could have let us change the seasons so I could identify all 10 herb types in Granite Falls earlier.
Since she decided to be stubborn, though, it's taking me an entire year to finish this aspiration.
Oh whatever! In the words of James Brown: I feel good, like I knew that I would.






Household Stats

Liv Sharebear (7 days to adult): Botanist 10; Outdoor Enthusiast (1 more tent sleep)
Akito Yamaguchi (YA vamp): Public Relations 9; Good Vampire (3 more days)
Takuya S. (YA vamp): Patron of Arts 10; Vampire Family (done)
Kirsten S. (YA vamp): Chef 10, Secret Agent 4; Master Vampire (5 more days)
Matthias S. (9 days to adult): Master of the Real 7
Negi S. (4 days to YA): Angling Ace, MBaron, FWealthy, P. Extraordinaire
Omu S. (4 days to YA): Party Animal (Milestone IV)
Purin S (nooboo)

Chapter Notes

Career Stats: I hope you don't find data like that annoying.
I have difficulty grasping numerical data unless it's organized visually like that.
Now I can stop feeling anxious about career progress.

The LeBlanc Twins: Amanda was added to the Sharebear simverse as a teen on the day of Negi and Omu's teen birthday. This means that she'll gain a randomized third trait on her young adult birthday.
Her sister Celeste only appears in screenshots captured in a separate save. She'll join the Sharebear simverse as a young adult, retaining all three of her original traits.

Popularity Category: Nope, we're not even going to try to earn full points in this category.

The Gen6 Heir: The outcome of the vote is pretty unshakeable at this point.
I'm leaving it open until Thursday, anyway, since the twins are still 4 days from their birthday.
If you have yet to weigh in on the next heir, go to an external website to cast your vote by clicking here. Thanks!

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Re: Sharebears 5.56: Careering or Careening? [Please vote!] (3 September)
« Reply #378 on: September 04, 2018, 01:10:29 PM »
I love your little charts!  Data like that is a lot of fun ^^ And helpful.  I've done legacies before (never finished; always seem to get overwhelmed) but I've never done the calculations of what I'd have to get done for each generation.  So your info is great ^^ I love that last screenshot of Liv!

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Re: Sharebears 5.56: Careering or Careening? [Please vote!] (3 September)
« Reply #379 on: September 04, 2018, 03:21:45 PM »
Ohh a little baby girl, cant wait to see her grow up.
Also glad to see you have the careers planned, they are a big part point wise.
Only a few days to see the next heir, so interessting


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Re: Sharebears 5.56: Careering or Careening? [Please vote!] (3 September)
« Reply #380 on: September 04, 2018, 04:23:49 PM »
I love how chronically Sad matthias is wearing a whole yellow outfit, since yellow is such a happy colour lol

Welcome to Purin, there's no way she can't be adorable right?

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Re: Sharebears 5.56: Careering or Careening? [Please vote!] (3 September)
« Reply #381 on: September 06, 2018, 10:33:46 PM »
Wait, Izabella's not an option?!?!?  NOOOO!!!!  Darned legacy requirements.
Amanda and Celeste are both lovely, but I think Ama and Omu is a perfect pairing  ;=)  Go Team Omu!!
(My heart broke slightly when I discovered I just missed the vote)



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Re: Sharebears 5.56: Careering or Careening? [Vote Closed] (3 September)
« Reply #382 on: September 13, 2018, 07:10:22 PM »
I'm taking a little break from my Sharebears to play this forum's tournament a bit.
The break's also allowed me to catch up with 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge. Wheeee, I'm currently 3 books ahead for the year!
(Thanks to @reggikko I've returned to reading a lot again, since May.)

Anyway, I thought I'd respond to comments on the latest update, so I can dive back into my Sharebears tomorrow.

I love your little charts!  Data like that is a lot of fun ^^ And helpful.  I've done legacies before (never finished; always seem to get overwhelmed) but I've never done the calculations of what I'd have to get done for each generation.  So your info is great ^^ I love that last screenshot of Liv!
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The baby-step charts is something I do irl as well. Charting out milestones helps me stay on track by rewarding me for small achievements along the way.
Haha, Liv is so happy. She's been removed from the club for the past week so she's the only household member who eats and sleeps like a "normal sim," lol.

Ohh a little baby girl, cant wait to see her grow up.
Also glad to see you have the careers planned, they are a big part point wise.
Only a few days to see the next heir, so interessting
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I must confess that I was sorely tempted to arrange for the little girl to be taken away by Social Services.
She would need a lot of education and training, while her father Takuya is ready to start a second career RIGHT NOW.
The third child wasn't such a great idea in this case (since the parents are vampires), but I wasn't thinking carefully. :(
Imho, the pointage for the careers is rather imbalanced. We earn one Food point if six sims sit down to eat at the same time. That is so very simple.
However, maxing all the careers takes all eight or nine generations. It's the most difficult part of Pinstar's legacy, especially since careers keep getting added.
Yes, we will be welcoming the next heir very soon...not this next update but the one after that.

I love how chronically Sad matthias is wearing a whole yellow outfit, since yellow is such a happy colour lol
Welcome to Purin, there's no way she can't be adorable right?
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Sorry! I'd forgotten to mention that Matthias snapped out of his perpetual sadness after I gave him a Moodlet Solver then rebooted my game.
(Watch, now I've probably jinxed myself!)
However, he was the most useless household member during Omu's Party Animal efforts. As soon as he maxes his career, Matthias will move out.
He will help continue Chacha and Perry Green's line, I hope. (just 3 more promotions...)
But you're right, I need to change Matthias' color theme.

Wait, Izabella's not an option?!?!?  NOOOO!!!!  Darned legacy requirements.
Amanda and Celeste are both lovely, but I think Ama and Omu is a perfect pairing  ;=)  Go Team Omu!!
(My heart broke slightly when I discovered I just missed the vote)
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My apologies about Izabella! Her Hates Children trait is unique, but would be the wrong choice for a legacy spouse (except one that would be disposed immediately).
As for LeBlanc twins, we'll see which third trait Amanda gets on her YA birthday.
No worries about missing the vote. I understand that you're busy these days with work, so I didn't PM you to pester you about voting.  :D
By the way, I played around with the VonCarloffs in CAS the other day, hehehehehe....
I think I'm going to place them in my game early since they're vampires.



I should have an update ready to post by Saturday (the day after tomorrow) at the latest.

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Sharebears 5.57: Princess Purin
« Reply #383 on: September 16, 2018, 03:56:24 AM »





5.57: Princess Purin

Week 18/Sunday

Amanda LeBlanc: Hey, Omu! *does Garden Gnomes handshake
Omu: Thanks for coming over to help me finish Party Animal, Amanda.
Are you ready to start our dating marathon, girl?


Amanda: Just a second there, buddy! I have some questions before we begin.
Omu: Sure, ask away.
Amanda: Why's my twin Celeste been exiled to Grandma's house until her young adult birthday?
Omu: Oh, that. Well, that way she'll have three unique traits in case your random third trait isn't unique.

Amanda: So if I don't get a unique trait on my young adult birthday, what happens to me?
Omu: Um, you won't be the primary spouse of the next Sharebear heir.
Amanda: You'll just dump me for Celeste? *frowns


Omu: That would be a little awkward, you know, because my twin Negi has a crush on her.
Amanda: Awkward, but you'd make her your primary spouse, anyway? *glares
Omu: Negi had no right offering Celeste a rose before she was sent away! She's Plan B in case…
Amanda: Like you have no right romancing me, hmmmm?


Omu: The next heir hasn't even been announced yet, so it's too early to get upset about all this.
Amanda: So, whether you become the heir or not, you and me are still…
Omu: I can't believe you would even doubt me, Amanda!


A half dozen or so dates later…
Amanda: Um, may I ask exactly what you think you're doing?
Omu (sighs): My date goal requires me to "attempt to seduce" you, so that's what I'm doing.
Amanda: Oh, I see….
Omu: Excuse me? Would you mind looking at my face while we talk?
Amanda: *blushes


Liv: Why do I have to do an endurance run on the treadmill? Nobody's even mentoring me?
It's past 10 pm but your energy's still in the green zone so I'm trying to wear you out.
Liv: Nice try, but physical exertion only depletes energy in real life. *rolls eyes
Whatever! Go empty your bladder, take a shower, then sleep in your tent!
Liv: Yeah, yeah…


Omu: And now I've finished my first aspiration!


Negi: Remember me, folks? The "other" twin?
I've been so hard at work at Painter Extraordinaire that I'd completely forgotten about Writing.
When Omu and I sit down to write each other Excuse Notes, I realize I have zero Writing skill.
Thanks for mentoring me to Level 3, Papa! *starts writing an Excuse Note for Omu


Monday

Kirsten: Grandma Edamame shows up in the wee hours, angry as an ornery hornet.
She kicks over the garbage and breaks a few things.
Our watcher put her tombstone in family inventory until the next legacy holiday.


Takuya: Speaking of being put on ice, our watcher seems to have forgotten us lately.
It's been so long that nobody can even remember when our daughter Purin was born.
Oh, c'mon! It hasn't been that long. Uh, only 13 days. *coughs
Anyway, you can always do what I do when I can't remember.


Takuya: And what, pray tell, would that be?
Just go back and reread the last update. Purin was born Saturday evening.
Takuya: Ah, okay. But where have you been? What have you been up to?


Uh, let's see…I did two tournament challenges back-to-back and got ahead with my reading challenge.
Takuya: And… *raises eyebrows
Hmmph, okay! I started playing Dragon Quest XI on my PS4 but you can't shame me for that!
I've played every console-edition Dragon Quest game since 1986.
But this is the first time I'm playing it in English. I had to turn off the English voice acting…



You have the air of a disbeliever, Takuya. Here, check it out for yourself.
Takuya: Oh yeah, I can see the appeal very clearly now. Gorgeous villages, towns, and cities!
I realize you're smitten with that blue-haired thief who dual-wields daggers, watcher.
But he wasn't enough to convert me. Anyway, can I keep this Dragon Quest XI game for myself?
Sure. And about Purin, her toddler birthday should be Monday evening.


Akito: If I'm really conscientious, I might be able to bring home my last promotion this evening.
I ask Jaga for a pre-work Lavender Aromatherapy Massage before work for the mood boost.
For some entirely unknown reason, I put on an astronaut's helmet for the massage. Whyyyyy?!


Kirsten: Oh no! Look who aged up all on her lonesome because "we" missed her birthday notice!
Takuya: You mean, we could have aged her up yesterday evening?
Kirsten: Yes, but "someone" wasn't paying attention when her birthday notice arrived.

Oh, right! Because we're on short lifespan, MCCC cuts the 2-day nooboo stage in half, to one day.
*feels vaguely embarrassed for having forgotten



Takuya: Quick, let's give her a makeover before Akito leaves for work in five minutes!
Kirsten: We can't, because entering CAS would wake Liv up and this is her fifth night in the tent.
waiting, waiting, waiting...
Takuya: Hey, she completed Outdoor Enthusiast at 8:01 a.m. and Akito is just going out the door!
Kirsten: Let's end the club gathering and go for Purin's makeover!


Kirsten: Our Purin ages up into clingy toddler. She looks just like a doll.
Takuya: She is a beautiful little girl! And, on her teen birthday, she'll become a vampire.
Kirsten: Her hair color's a mystery, since mine is black and Takuya's is white.
Takuya: Genetically, I think she should have had white hair. But she has your grey eyes, Kirsten.


Kirsten: Brother Matthias and I both work from 10 a.m. today.
It's my first day of work as a secret agent. My career uniform is disappointing.
Isn't this outfit the same one I wore as a low-level cook?


Takuya: Liv's moving out tonight so she's been clearing her personal inventory.
Mostly, she's been giving stuff to Purin to sell.
I'm shocked to notice that our Excellent Orchids sell for $425 apiece. Is that normal?


Kirsten: Today, Akito, Matthias, and I all earn promotions from work.
Of course, Akito's promotion is the best since it means he's maxed his Public Relations career.
But Matthias also received a large performance boost today, so he's a Level 8 Master of the Real.

Takuya: I still think it makes good sense for me to stay in the house, Kirsten.
Matthias only needs two more promotions to max his career and move out.
The next heir can wait until then to start having children. It won't be such a long wait.
Kirsten: I agree, Takuya. Matthias will surely be done by next weekend! Did you quit Secret Agent?
Takuya: Uh, no. I just took a vacation day today. I wanted to wait and see how Matthias did at work first.


Tuesday

Liv: You really don't mind if I move out to live with Fiorella and our kids?
I'd be fine with staying here until right before Negi and Omu's young adult birthdays.
Kirsten: I'm so proud of you, sis! You finished Outdoor Enthusiast without a single complaint!
Liv: Well, yeah, it took me an entire sim-year and our watcher complained enough for all of us.
No comment…

Liv: Honestly, I feel bad that I only maxed a single career.
Kirsten: Don't, Liv. Matthias is doing a single career, too. We're all doing our part.
Now, it's time for you to enjoy your own family while you can!
Liv: *spends her satisfaction on potions, gives them all to Purin, then moves to Granada Place


Caleb Vatore: And what do we owe the pleasure of your visit in the middle of the night?
Takuya: Very funny. Of course, we're going to visit at night. We're vampires!
Orfeu Garrido: So this is purely a social call? Like a long-distance welcome wagon?

Takuya: Actually, no. My wife Kirsten and I are spouse-hunting and wish to consult you.
Orfeu: Oh? You seek a devastatingly handsome groom with three unique traits for your lovely little princess over there?


Takuya: Uh no, that's our daughter Purin, but she's not eligible to become the next-generation heir.
And we already have two female candidates for our next heir.
Actually, we're looking for a primary spouse for our grand-daughter, Orfeu, so we wanted to meet you.
Orfeu: Yes, of course, you would be interested in me. I mean, Caleb's a premade so he's out!
Takuya: Well, yes, Caleb himself is not allowed but his children…


Hajar Vatore: It's very sweet of you to come looking for me here in the Forgotten Hollow Plaza.
Kirsten: I have been wanting to meet you, Hajar.
I heard that you married Caleb lately and have been wondering whether you, too, are a vampire.
Hajar: Why, yes, I am only a fledgling vampire but our children will still be born-vampires.


Back in Brindleton Bay
Matthias: Hmmph, and I was so excited about our watcher finally buying me reward traits!
Do you realize that, all this time, all I've had were Connections and Entrepreneurial?
Most sims buy the Morning Sim and Night Owl reward traits while they're in grade school.

Anyway, so our watcher finally buys me reward traits. And guess what?
She buys me the Waterproof trait to test if I can keep fishing in the rain. Sheesh!




Legacy Score: Unchanged
Athletic (0): completed Outdoor Enthusiast (missing 2 aspirations)
Nature (0): maxed Social Media/Public Relations

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Re: Sharebears 5.57: Princess Purin (16 September)
« Reply #384 on: September 16, 2018, 10:51:09 AM »
Oh my goodnesss!!  Purin is so adorable!!!!  And Orfeu is so creepy!!!  Back off our little princess, dude!
When Negi referred to himself as the "other" twin...such a priceless moment  :=)  Rather funny how some spares drop into such a background role while others are so prominently featured  :=)  Such is the crazy nature of legacies, I suppose.
Anyway, another lovely update!

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Re: Sharebears 5.57: Princess Purin (16 September)
« Reply #385 on: September 16, 2018, 11:16:42 AM »
So much congrats on completing Outdoo Enthusiast, know how you thought for that one.

Did I miss who the heir was or are you just not sharing it yet ;)?

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Re: Sharebears 5.57: Princess Purin (16 September)
« Reply #386 on: September 16, 2018, 11:40:22 AM »
Oh my XD Hehehe, loved the bit about Dragon Quest.  That was fun. Orefu... you a creepy dude, man. I giggled a bit at the part where Liv said the watcher complained enough for all of them hehehehe

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Re: Sharebears 5.57: Princess Purin (16 September)
« Reply #387 on: September 16, 2018, 07:45:02 PM »
Oh my goodnesss!!  Purin is so adorable!!!!  And Orfeu is so creepy!!!  Back off our little princess, dude!
When Negi referred to himself as the "other" twin...such a priceless moment  :=)  Rather funny how some spares drop into such a background role while others are so prominently featured  :=)  Such is the crazy nature of legacies, I suppose.
Anyway, another lovely update!
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I'd been wanting an ineligible spare to have Father Winter's Child but Purin is so beautiful that I hate to have her be "that sim"... *wrings hands in worried frustration
Haha, Negi and Omu are both "heir candidates" as of the previous update. However, some aspirations are less photogenic than hours.
Let's see, shall I structure the update about Party Animal Omu hosting his gazillion parties and dates? Or, shall I fascinate the readers with shots of Angling Ace Negi fishing for 10 hours?
Believe me, it was a hard decision to make!
And since Negi will become an Art Critic, he's doing Painter Extraordinaire which is another aspiration where the aspiring sim always his back turned, lol!
Thanks for reading! And you know I'm dying to find out about how your Gen4 heir, Rilan Sharebear, intends to run his household!

So much congrats on completing Outdoo Enthusiast, know how you thought for that one.
Did I miss who the heir was or are you just not sharing it yet ;)?
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Thanks for the congratulations! I know I make it worse for myself by moaning and groaning about the tent-sleeping. I just can't help myself, haha.
No, you didn't miss the heir announcement. The vote ended but I haven't announced the new yet. ;D
You'll find out in the next update.

By the way, I need to speed up my Legacy progress!
I just realized your Challenge Team's new dynasty challenge will be unveiled in just two more months! Can't wait!

Oh my XD Hehehe, loved the bit about Dragon Quest.  That was fun. Orefu... you a creepy dude, man.
I giggled a bit at the part where Liv said the watcher complained enough for all of them hehehehe
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I'm pretty proud of how I've been forcing myself to sleep at a "decent hour" instead of binge-playing Dragon Quest II until morning, lmao.
Still, I'm really eager to launch the next generation of Sharebears!

Ugh, Outdoor Enthusiast--it's never taken me that long to complete an aspiration before! Over four sim-weeks!
So, of course, Liv has to get hit by lightning and woken up early while she's sleeping in the tent. *rolls eyes
Haha, poor Orfeu! Yes, he is a creepy-looking dude. But he's a creepy-looking dude with 3 unique traits! ;D
Sadly, Takuya asked about his career and Orfeu's a Critic but, unlike my Akito Yamaguchi, has not maxed his career.



By the way, I'd forgotten to post the first image when I first uploaded the last update, so I'm adding it both to that update (5.57) as well as below.

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Sharebears 5.58: Head 'Em Up! Move 'Em Out!
« Reply #388 on: September 17, 2018, 06:22:37 PM »

She rollin' rollin' rollin' though the streams are swollen…



5.58: Head 'Em Up! Move 'Em Out!

Week 18/Tuesday

Takuya: Who's that up in the rocket ship?
Kirsten: Oh, that's Omu. He's doing Nerd Brain now.
Takuya: And what's Negi up to?
Kirsten: He's finishing up Painter Extraordinaire, remember?


Negi: Oh great! Omu gets to do another valiant, flamboyant aspiration!
While I am stuck with painter's block, trying to pump out 4 more masterpieces.
Gah, why am I doing another look-at-the-back-of-my head aspiration?

Our watcher kindly squeezes behind an easel to take a shot of my face. Thanks!
Can you believe someone actually called me a "spare"? I'll be an heir or cadet yo!
Anyway, Mama feels bad about my lesser presence in the last two updates.
She says I can narrate this one. Yay! *pumps fist


Negi: I guess my life isn't all that bad!
I mean, look at Uncle Matthias!
He's doing Angling Ace now and it ain't even his first aspiration!

Yeah, it's weird that he's getting his pre-work massage in the kitchen.
But he moved the massage table to where Grandpa Jaga had been dancing.


Well, the young adults have all left for work!
While perusing the ocean scenery, I come across our lightning-struck satellite dish.
We've had an eight-sim household for so long now.
Nobody even knows how long our satellite dish's been broken.

There's only seven of us now, though, so I quickly replace it with a new one.


Everybody's been hating on this nanny lately.
You see how it says "18 minutes ago" above that message stating she'll arrive at 7:36 am?
That's 18 real-life minutes, people!
She doesn't deign to waltz into our home until 9 a.m.

Urgent Question: If a nanny "accidentally" dies, will she be replaced?
If anybody out there knows the answer, please let us know.


We all like Uncle Akito.
He spends most of his time representing my folks and Uncle Matthias.
They've been earning promotions like crazy as a result.
When he isn't gaming in his free time, he helps out a little in the garden.
He doesn't really strike me as the beekeeping type, you know?


Uncle Matthias has had incredible luck with work-related chance cards.
Like yesterday, he gains another large performance boost on the job today.
That's on top of his massage, negotiating a bonus, and Akito's representation magic.
In other words, Uncle Matthias brings home another promotion this afternoon.

Uncle Matthias has insanely powerful career mojo!
With the well's help, he maxes Master of the Real.
Omu and I should be so lucky!
According to Uncle Matthias, we all need to get out more often.
Omu and I hardly know anyone, since we only attended high school last Friday.


Negi: Grandpa Jaga aged up to an elder around noon today.
Part of Mama wants to let him go spend time with his family.
Another part wants to keep him close for his remaining days.
Let him go, Mama! His youngest child is still in grade school!

Papa looks amazing in his new career outfit for secret agent, of course.
C'mon, you didn't seriously believe our watcher would let Papa move out, did you?
Hey! Can't a watcher have a little privacy here?


Negi: And here's a little back-of-the-head action from somebody else instead of me.
How you like dem apples?
Mama is doing her daily task, while Omu is about to max Vamp Lore.
Meanwhile, Uncle Akito has started another representation campaign for Mama.

And me? I'm just one masterpiece away from becoming a Painter Extraordinaire.


Uncle Matthias stops by and paints two masterpieces in a row, just like that!
When I check his easel, I see that he's using our only Deluxe All-Seasons Easel.
Our founder's flatmate Colt Altman earned that easel as a career promotion.
Not sure why, but our six other easels are all Easy-Breezy Easels. I've fixed that!

Now, I'm starting to distrust our watcher and check my reward traits, too.
I don't even have the Marketable or Creative Visionary traits!
Really, it's a miracle I've painted 4 masterpieces so far in these conditions!
What has our watcher been smoking? *le sigh


Through the family's non-stop micro-managing, Purin reaches Level 3 in all her skills.
Haha, I say that as if I had a hand in that.  Not at all.
That's all thanks to Grandpa Jaga and my parents.

The 'rents are having trouble reaching a decision.
Should they focus their parenting efforts on Purin, the Gen7 kids, or both?
Wah, wah, wah! I'm too lazy to do Top-Notch Toddlers in four days.


To our surprise, Mama puts Purin to bed, calls for a nanny, then invites us for a night out.
This has to be the first group-dance experience for all of us.
Mama got overly excited, I think, because she's wearing her hot-weather outfit.

That lady in brown next to me is Uncle Matthias's friend. More dirt on her later.


Grandpa Jaga and Grandma Maja show up on their own.
I'm glad Mama decided to let Grandpa leave the club.
How fantastic to meet Great-Grandpa Jaxton, too!


Wednesday

You know, I'd always thought of Uncle Matthias as some quiet, boring dude.
Boy, did I revise my image of him tonight at The Narwhal Arms!!!
First of all, the name of his "friend" is Elsie Sharebear. Apparently, that's not a problem.
See, he is Grandpa Jaga's son while she's Grandpa Jaga's nephew's daughter.
In other words, Elsie is the daughter of Uncle Matthias's cousin.
Ugh, are they even legal?

No matter! The two of them were all over each other. Public woohoo? Really?!
Back in the day, her infamous grandpa Cuatro  earned all 5 negative parenting traits.


Later, Mama shoos everyone off the dance floor to show off her moves.
I'm starting to think she isn't wearing her hot-weather outfit by accident, after all.
Just think! In another 1-1/2 days, Omu and I will be the same age as our parents.
Weird, right?


I introduce myself to the DJ, but find that she doesn't have unique traits.
Of course, I completely ignore the lady on the right. That's our nanny.
You know, the one Mama hired to look after Purin so we could go out for the night?
Remind me later to google what happens when a nanny dies…


At the club, Uncle Akito meets a goofball sim who tells jokes until he's hysterical.
Luckily, he gets to a mirror in time.
Meeting that goofball sim and seeing our nanny, though, reminds him of another nanny.

Back home, Uncle Akito invites over a retired nanny named Aaradhya Kumar.
He advises Omu and I to take the time to befriend her.
She is a clumsy, gloomy goofball. Hmmm….*rubs chin thoughtfully


After the social break, I immediately finish Painter Extraordinaire. Go me!
Omu and I decide to attend school today to meet other teens.
I peek in on the 'rents who are getting pre-work massages.
Must be awkward lying face down on a massage table with a beekeeper's hat and veil.


Negi: Papa earns a promotion today but Mama doesn't.
That makes them both Level 6 Secret Agents.
Mama should've gotten promoted, too, but she was 90 minutes late for work.
She kept returning to the house instead of going to work, while opening and closing that infernal umbrella.
Are we the only ones having trouble getting sims with umbrellas to go to school/work?


Purin has maxed Potty and has her other skills at Level 4.
She has a really good chance of becoming a Top-Notch Toddler.
Omu and Purin are both energized, playing to boost her Movement.

Meanwhile, I am doing God's work with, naturally, my back turned.


Thursday

Uncle Akito completes Good Vampire around 1:30 am.
By the time he and Uncle Matthias finish preparing to leave, it's 4 am.

Uncle Akito moves in with his wife and kids at the Alexandrite in Forgotten Hollow.
Uncle Matthias moves in with Elsie who lives at Tropical Getaway on Windenburg Island.
I hear both households will soon hear the pitter-patter of little feet.
(Why do they say that when nooboos just lie in their bassinets?)


Negi: And now the news that you've been waiting for: the heir vote results.
It comes as no surprise that my twin Omu won a landslide victory.
Who can compete with his white hair and that Ken Kaneki "Tokyo Ghoul" look? *sighs
A big thank you to the five readers who voted for me! I won't let you down!

Oh, also, the majority voted to cure both Omu and Purin. And so they shall be.


Omu: Well, now that I'm officially the future heir, I check on Amanda.
Since she's a young adult already, I invite her over to learn her third trait.
You can't imagine how relieved I am to find that she's now a Bro.
I'd prepared to wed her even if she became Jealous (shudder), but ain't it grand?

It's hard to believe that Negi and I will be young adults in another two hours!


Omu: I immediately kick ex-nanny Aaradhya Kumar from the Sharebears Club.
Negi already painted Aaradhya's portrait--we're keeping it just in case.
You know she won't die cuz she has the immortality of a nanny, even after retiring.

Sorry, to get your hopes up, cowboys! Maybe next time?
Cowplants (in unison): Boo! Hiss! Pfft!



Legacy Score: unchanged (86 points)
Athletics (0): completed Good Vampire (only missing Master Vampire)
Nature (0): maxed Painter/Master of the Real;
                 21/23 career tracks (missing Critic & Entertainer);
                 24/37 careers (missing a bunch!)

Coming next: Omu and Negi's young adult birthdays and the start of the sixth generation!

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Re: Sharebears 5.58: Head 'Em Up! Move 'Em Out! (17 September)
« Reply #389 on: September 17, 2018, 06:41:44 PM »
Bahahahahaha wow, the spouse hunt seems to be the part that would drive me batty. Congrats to Omu!

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Re: Sharebears 5.58: Head 'Em Up! Move 'Em Out! (17 September)
« Reply #390 on: September 17, 2018, 06:55:08 PM »
Bahahahahaha wow, the spouse hunt seems to be the part that would drive me batty. Congrats to Omu!
@Shewolf13
I love the spouse hunt! It's one of my favorite parts of any sims dynasty/legacy challenge!
For the legacy, it gets harder with later generations to find a potential spouse with 3 unique traits.
The search and the agonizing are both still great fun. We've been really lucky with unique traits so far.
But I'm pretty sure the last three generations will require (disposable) primary spouses with unique traits: the creepy vampire, the ex-nanny, and one more.
I want to do something special for the Gen9 spouse, since he will be the last one... I haz plans... *rub hands gleefully and cackles

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Re: Sharebears 5.58: Head 'Em Up! Move 'Em Out! (17 September)
« Reply #391 on: September 17, 2018, 07:08:12 PM »
@oshizu

Hehehe, yeah, I can see the appeal to it. I have loved just about all of the spouses so far. Hehehe disposable; love it.  Oooo!  I can't wait to see!

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Re: Sharebears 5.58: Head 'Em Up! Move 'Em Out! (17 September)
« Reply #392 on: September 18, 2018, 07:20:34 AM »
Ohh heir vote over, congrats Omu on winning.
I am glad though that Negi got a whole chapter for himself to shine.
And so close on those points, you can do it, I know it!

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Re: Sharebears 5.58: Head 'Em Up! Move 'Em Out! (17 September)
« Reply #393 on: September 18, 2018, 09:38:18 PM »
Poor Negi the odds of winning were stacked against him from the start so he's allowed to be bitter lmao but well done to Omu I'm sure he'll do great! Since I've missed last few updates a few things, I love Purins yellow outfit with the bodywarmer it's adorable! Takuya and Kirsten look fine as a secret agent couple I love how he's basically sheltering them both from the sun w the umbrella it's cute.

It's great you finally managed to get Liv to finish the 5 nights at the tent, heres to you never having to do it again now lol

Gosh that Orfetu is a cute sim he's got kinda a mortimer goth's cooler sibling vibe going on, I hope he's an option for spouse
(Also Yess Dragonquest!)
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Re: Sharebears 5.58: Head 'Em Up! Move 'Em Out! (17 September)
« Reply #394 on: September 21, 2018, 05:13:47 AM »
Hehehe, yeah, I can see the appeal to it. I have loved just about all of the spouses so far. Hehehe disposable; love it.  Oooo!  I can't wait to see!
@Shewolf13
Lately, my Sharebears have been really struggling to meet sims who aren't related.
That 10-kids-in-one-gen thing really flooded my simverse with Sharebears, hahaha.

Ohh heir vote over, congrats Omu on winning.
I am glad though that Negi got a whole chapter for himself to shine.
And so close on those points, you can do it, I know it!
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Thank you! This is a good generation. Both Omu the heir and Negi the spare are great sims.
Their sister Purin is also turning out really nice, too! And Amanda has great traits!
Thanks to the Extreme Start, Parenthood, and Seasons, I have six bonus points for a total possible score of 106.
I've decided to be satisfied with 100 points. I'm not going to bore myself to death over a gazillion more gold-medal social events. ;D

Poor Negi the odds of winning were stacked against him from the start so he's allowed to be bitter lmao but well done to Omu I'm sure he'll do great!
Since I've missed last few updates a few things, I love Purins yellow outfit with the bodywarmer it's adorable!
Takuya and Kirsten look fine as a secret agent couple I love how he's basically sheltering them both from the sun w the umbrella it's cute.

It's great you finally managed to get Liv to finish the 5 nights at the tent, heres to you never having to do it again now lol

Gosh that Orfetu is a cute sim he's got kinda a mortimer goth's cooler sibling vibe going on, I hope he's an option for spouse
(Also Yess Dragonquest!)
@wa-wa-world
Happily, there's room for Negi to remain in the house for a while and Omu didn't have to steal his sweetheart Celeste!
Purin is just so adorable. I wish she could be the next heir, lol. I'm going to save her to my library and maybe make her the found of a different challenge.
That shot of Takuya holding his umbrella over them both is lovely but, in general, vampires with umbrellas have been driving me crazy.
Grrr, vampires with umbrellas are driving me crazy. I gave them both the Wetproof trait. Maybe I need to have them return their umbrellas to the stand, lol.

*whispers: I need to stop complaining about Outdoor Enthusiast or I'm going to jinx myself and roll that aspiration again.

As for Orfeu, his traits aren't great but they're unique, so he's definitely an option.
You think he resembles Mortimer Goth? His fashion sense or his vibe?
(Are you playing Dragon Quest, too?)

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Sharebears 6.59: Eating for Three?
« Reply #395 on: September 21, 2018, 05:33:53 AM »



6.59: Eating for Three?

Week 18/Thursday

Omu: This is the first chapter of Generation 6, so I hope you don't mind my narrating, folks.
Our little sister Purin, Top-Notch-Toddler wannabe, falls into an exhausted sleep, uh, nap.
I'm not sure I want Purin's life of constant skilling for my future toddlers…


Just as Purin falls asleep, it's time for Negi and I to age up.
Materialist music-lover Negi is now a snob as well.
He's a responsible sim with good manners and emotional control.
He'll make a superb art critic, don't you think?


And I'm a perfectionist foodie who is now unflirty. *sighs
I'm responsible with good manners. I could've sworn I'd earned a 3rd parenting trait but oh well.
As I've already mentioned, I'm aiming to become a food critic.


Negi and I both join the Critic career today, which falls on on Founder's Love Day.
This holiday commemorates the day our founder, Sherilee Sharebear, passed away.
My parents mourn to complete the Remembrance holiday tradition.
Don't forget to drink a moodlet solver before leaving for work!


As a young adult, I can finally ask Amanda to move in!
She joins our household as a primary spouse with 3 unique traits: Loves Outdoors, Neat, and Bro.
We've both been memorialized in portraits already as well.
My portrait was painted by Papa Takuya, whereas Amanda's was done by Uncle Matthias.


As soon as she's settled, we meet up in our newly-claimed master bedroom.
Since I'm unflirty, Amanda agrees to take the reins in our romancing this time.
She needs to build her charisma anyway and I enjoy letting someone else drive for a change.


Negi hasn't seen Amanda's twin Celeste for a while.
He makes every second count with a steamy, autonomous kiss!

Negi's always liked Celeste so I didn't want to make her my primary spouse.
If Amanda hadn't gained a third unique trait, I would have opted for that ex-nanny.
Thankfully, everything's turned out for the best!


Here I am, feigning shock and embarrassment when Amanda asks me to try for baby.
Convincing?




It's so hard to believe that we'll be parents soon! Look at Amanda's tiny baby bump!
Amanda mentions that she wants to get a job like Negi and me.
She's an Angling Ace (yes, another one!) but she wants to work as a Florist.
We're going to wait and see if she can buy Connections by Saturday.


The Fates conspire against us!
Negi has maxed painting while I've maxed Homestyle and Gourmet Cooking.
Yet, he gets the assignment to visit a food stall vendor and I have to paint graffiti.
Ouch! How did that paint get in my eye?


Negi plans to visit the Spice Market for his assignment after our parents get home.
He realizes, however, that he forgot to propose to Celeste so he catches her as she's leaving..
She says yes, of course!  Are you thinking what I'm thinking?


Amanda: Who knew I'd fall in love in with one of our rescuers from that prison?
It's still a mystery how Celeste and I ended up there!

I'm doing great with Angling Ace. I'm at Fishing 5 already!
Omu mentioned throwing a double wedding this evening, but I want to keep fishing!
I only need 2,000 more satisfaction to buy Connections.

The family is hinting that I stay home to look after the children.
But if I enter the Florist career, I can work from home, can't I?


Negi: It's raining when we arrive at Spice Market in the evening.
Mama gets excited to note that the attractive curry stall vendor is not Sharebear-related.
Forgetting that I need to talk to him, she uses her vampire power to detect his personality.
Thanks, Mama, now he's closed his stall!

Kirsten: Luciano Trivedi is a cat-loving, vegetarian music-lover. Shall I turn him for Purin, dear?
Takuya: Calm down, darling. His grandparents are Elektro Faust and Dango Sharebear.
Also, he's married with two children.
Kirsten: Oh. Why is everyone related or already married?


Negi: Luckily, another food stall opens but the vendor takes an hour to enter her stall.
Then, I have to wait another hour for her to close her umbrella.
I just spent three hours to "talk to a food stall vendor in Spice Market."


Omu: Amanda and I agree that we are quite partied out.
On the spur of the moment, we decide to marry at the wedding venue in Skyward Palms.
We wear our formal outfits, without bothering to plan our wedding outfits.
Amanda looks gorgeous no matter how she's dressed.


Friday

Negi: Celeste and I also don't want to elope, though it's a shame her parents can't be here tonight.
We'll be sure to invite them over soon!
It's past midnight by the time we tie the knot at the same wedding arch.
Look how adorable my Celeste is!


Back home, Mama praises our butler Tetsu Ishikawa for his superb service.
I hear that he's been with our family since the legacy's very second week. Can you believe that?
You can tell our watcher has a lot of respect for our butler.
He's been with us for the past five generations and our watcher's never criticized him!
*whispers: And we all know how she likes to complain…


I'm boosting my Archaeology skill while Papa mentors Negi for Nerd Brain.
Our family should always work closely with the Artifacts Association.
We won't always have time to visit Selvadorada as Archaeology Scholars or Jungle Explorers.
But authenticating artifacts to mail back to the Association is always lucrative!


Amanda: I did it! I earn enough satisfaction to buy Connections and get a job!
I'm not sure why my job performance is already so high, but I manage to reach Gardening 5, too.

And just between you and me, notice that I start the Gardener career at Level 4!
Negi and Omu start their Critic careers at Level 3, because it branches at Level 4, hehe.
Welp, time to go max fishing and be done with Angling Ace!


Omu: With all the excitement over Amanda's job, we miss Purin's birthday notice again.
She aged up to a toddler spontaneously because we completely missed that birthday notice.
Today, we missed her birthday notice by only 3-4 hours.
Sorry, Purin! On the plus side, you'll be with us longer!


Congrats on maxing all of your toddler skills, little sis!
Our Top-Notch Toddler ages up with the Insider trait and the Artistic Prodigy aspiration.
The first thing she does is join Scouts.
Papa is already worrying that Purin will attract the wrong kind of guys.


While encouraging Purin to draw, Mama completes her Master Vampire aspiration.
Yahoo, we have now finished every aspiration at least once.
Well, except for City Living, but that one doesn't count!


We have a surprise holiday today, called Night on the Town.
Apparently, "local businesses want to show some customer appreciation by offering free food and drinks."
I invite along Grandpa Jaga and Grandma Maja with us to the Miyabi in South Newcrest.
It's true! Everything on the menu is free!
I must say that, as a foodie, this is my kind of holiday!

In other news, Purin takes advantage of her captive audience to earn her Sociability badge.
And that waiter, Peter Jensen, is the son of Magnus Jensen who is the brother of Grandma Maja.





Legacy Score: +4 (90 points)
*Family (1): Gen6 heir became young adult
*Love (1): Gen6 heir's primary spouse has 3 unique traits: Loves Outdoors, Neat, Bro
*Creative (1): Gen6 heir and primary spouse memorialized by portraits
*Athletics (1): completed Master Vampire
*Popularity (0): 256 points (84 gold medals, 2 silver medals) *groans, we've given up!

Coming next: The birth of Generation 7

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Re: Sharebears 6.59: Eating for Three? (21 September)
« Reply #396 on: September 22, 2018, 12:34:55 AM »
First off, belated congrats for finishing Outdoor Enthusiast!   Liv is a real trooper for hanging in there. 

What a relief that Amanda got a unique third trait!  I guess maybe it's too bad for the retired nanny, but good for Omu and Amanda.  Omu and Amanda look great together, btw, as do Negi and Celeste.  I really like Celeste's hairstyle, it's one of my favorites.

Finally, congrats to Purin for being a top-notch toddler.  That's quite an accomplishment on short lifespan.  I can't wait to see what Purin looks like as a teen because she was seriously adorable in her toddler and child stages.



 

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Re: Sharebears 6.59: Eating for Three? (21 September)
« Reply #397 on: September 22, 2018, 02:59:23 AM »
First off, belated congrats for finishing Outdoor Enthusiast!   Liv is a real trooper for hanging in there. 

What a relief that Amanda got a unique third trait!  I guess maybe it's too bad for the retired nanny, but good for Omu and Amanda.  Omu and Amanda look great together, btw, as do Negi and Celeste.  I really like Celeste's hairstyle, it's one of my favorites.

Finally, congrats to Purin for being a top-notch toddler.  That's quite an accomplishment on short lifespan.  I can't wait to see what Purin looks like as a teen because she was seriously adorable in her toddler and child stages.
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Looking back, I'm rather embarrassed at what a big deal I made about Outdoor Enthusiast.
I'd never spent four sim-weeks on a supposedly "teen aspiration" before. Except for being hit by lightning once, Liv slept five nights in the tent without a hitch. Thanks, Liv!

Amanda gaining the Bro trait was such a piece of luck! What I probably should have done is have Omu do all his Party Animal dates with a different sim.
But I moved her into the game, realizing later that switching Omu's affection to her sister would be awkward. Haha, I clearly wasn't thinking straight at all.

Top-Notch Toddlers are such a grind, but I really want that career promotion boost. And Matthias was incredibly lucky with chance cards at work.
I'm also really looking forward to seeing how Purin ages up.  I'm slightly leaning toward letting her remain a vampire and keeping her around for a second career.

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Sharebears 6.60: Two, Too Adorable
« Reply #398 on: September 22, 2018, 03:17:00 AM »





6.60: Two, Too Adorable

Week 18/Saturday

We're still at Miyabi, enjoying free food and drinks as part of the Night on the Town holiday.
Purin works on her Good Deeds badge by telling jokes.
I warn her not to tell jokes to Amanda, Negi, or I since we have so many happy moodlets.
One joke could easily make us hysterical.
Instead, she addresses her jokes at Papa, Grandpa, and Grandma.


Kirsten: Why aren't you eating, Amanda?
The holiday ends at 2 a.m. You need to finish your meal by then. Something wrong?
Amanda: I'm not sure. It's that pink-haired bartender we passed on the way in.
He looks so familiar, but I can't remember where I've seen him before. Hmmmm…


Back home, Negi reaches a momentous decision after much soul-searching.
He abandons his beloved Art Critic career to become a Journalist instead.
But why, Negi? You're a materialistic snob! You'd make a perfect art critic!

Negi: With Amanda in the Gardener career, only 2 work-from-home jobs remained.
Now, the last three Sharebear heirs can each join a work-from-home career!
Omu: You're right: Art Critic, Charity Organizer, and Internet Celebrity!
You're a saint, Negi. You know that?


When Amanda goes into labor, I dash around in pre-natal panic.
She gives birth to twin girls, just as we'd hoped! Thank you, strawberries!




Continuing the tradition of Japanese food names, our firstborn's name is Raichi (Rye-chee).
It's the Japanese name for the Chinese fruit Lychee (in pinyin, lizhi).


We named our second daughter Shiso (rhymes with "miso").
Shiso leaves are typically served as garnish with sashimi (raw fish slices).
You've seen and tasted shiso before, right?


Look at those sparkling grandparents!
My parents ask Amanda and I to step aside so they can socialize with the girls.
After that, they just need two more grandkids for Big Happy Family.
Negi and I have already completed Renaissance Sim.
But we can still benefit from their Matriarch and Patriarch traits, especially Purin.


I leave for my first day of work.
It's great that my parents are off today to help out with the girls.
And, since it's not raining, Amanda can finish off Angling Ace this morning!


Speaking of not raining, who the heck goes jogging with an umbrella?
Papa has full sunlight resistance and the Wetproof trait. He doesn't need an umbrella!
Watcher, make him return his umbrella to the stand!

You can tell we don't use the wedding arch much. It's scorched by lightning and nobody even noticed!


Our little sister Purin, off to her first Scouts meeting.
She's such a pretty girl, Papa's been in quite a tizzy.
Lately, he's been making noise about the need to home-school her.
Truthfully, he just doesn't want Purin associating with boys her age.


Purin: Admit it, Omu! I know the real reason you want me to learn piano, not violin.
Omu: You're absolutely right! I'm mentoring you to boost my Parenting skill.
Purin: Ugh, is that nanny texting you again? Doesn't she understand you're married?
Omu: As usual, she's outrageously oblivious! Why would I go to the gym with her?


Week 19/Sunday

We really don't understand how Amanda's career works.
An hour before her shift, she gets a promotion and is prompted to choose a career branch.
Choosing Floral Designer, she receives a new daily task.
She chooses to work from home again and receives a work-from-home assignment.


Then, she continues helping Purin start her Whiz Kid aspiration.
But once she completes her work-from-home assignment, she's no longer allowed to work from home.
That is, the "Working from home" phrase vanishes from her work menu.
Oh well, she prepares to leave for work without reaching Level 2 Flower Arranging.


Just when Amanda's shift is about to start, we get the girls' birthday notices.
Raichi and Shiso are identical twins, both with my grey eyes.
Grandma Maja was the first to introduce that eye color to the Sharebear household.
The girls inherited their mother's brown hair.


Kirsten: I know that, as the active heir, Omu is the one who should be narrating.
But I just need to get something off my chest. It's about my daughter-in-law, Amanda.
She's insisted on joining a career because she doesn't want to be a dedicated caregiver.
But, my word, she learns skills at a snail's pace! I've never met anyone so slow!


Kirsten: She takes forever to boost her career-related skills!
Which means she spends all her time skilling while the rest of us pick up her slack.
We've even had to put Purin in charge of cleaning!


Raichi and Shiso are toddlers now--they need as much parenting as possible.
We buy Amanda a Flowerl Arranging skill book to reach Level 4 quicker.
And how many wash tubs, dryers, and washing machines did we buy to fulfill her whims?
She finally has enough satisfaction to purchase Morning Sim and Night Owl plus Savant.


Kirsten: Takuya and I have jobs, too, you know!
Once we leave for work, my poor son looks after the girls single-handedly.
He stubbornly refuses to hire that dodgy nanny who keeps texting him.
People say that a mother is never satisfied with her daughter-in-law.
But can you blame me?


Omu: Don't worry, Mama. Amanda's just had a rough start. She'll be fine with the kids!
And speaking of kids, congrats on completing Big Happy Family.

Negi: My wife Celeste's given birth to a girl and boy, who she named Norah and Markus.
And yeah, I swore I wouldn't do another look-at-the-back-of-my-head aspiration.
But since I'm in the Writer career, I might as well do Best-Selling Author, right?


Omu: Sorry for spamming the career notices, people, but this is big news!
Upon earning their Level 8 promotions tonight, my parents choose their career branches.
Mama's not a Top-Notch Toddler so she doesn't have any boost with career promotions.
But since she's the Gen5 heir, she opts for the 11-level Villain branch.
Meanwhile, Papa goes the 10-level Diamond Agent route.


Monday

Look how proud and happy my wife Amanda looks as she leaves for work.
Hey wait, why is she strutting off to work like that?
Didn't she say she would only be working from home?
Luckily, my parents are both off today, but Amanda really needs to help more with the toddlers!
Good thing she has the next two days off!


And here are our little angels! Aren't they adorable?



Chapter Notes

Amanda: I regret now having her join a career right away.
I should have had her wait until the twins aged up to children.
Still, it took her all day to reach Level 4 Flower Arranging. I'm not sure why.
Every previous spouse has maxed charisma and their career-related skills just fine.

Vampires late for work: I need to be careful to stagger my vampires' departures for work.
When they leave the house at the same time, they won't go to work readily.
Instead, they open their umbrellas and start running back to the house. Grrrr.
Actually, it's not just vampires who run back to the house.

Pregnancy and nooboo stage: I've shortened both using MCCC.
I've set MCCC to shorten the default three-day pregnancy to two days.
Due to my Short Lifespan setting, MCCC auto-halves the nooboo stage to one day.
I took some breaks from simming lately, during which time I completely forgot the length of these stages.
Since I needed a reminder, I thought you might like one, too.

Extreme weather: You may notice that I've stopped whining about thunderstorms.
That's because I've disabled thunderstorms and blizzards in this particular save. Hah!

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Re: Sharebears 6.60: Two, Too Adorable (22 September)
« Reply #399 on: September 22, 2018, 03:54:45 AM »
-- makes face-- having a mother in law that likes to complain, I'm unhappy with Kirsten. Hit little too close to home XD

Purin is gorgeous. Can't wait to see her when she's older!

Hm, it's odd it took Amanda so long to skill up.

 

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