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Re: Sharebears 6.70: Downsizing (7 Oct)
« Reply #450 on: October 07, 2018, 08:33:05 PM »
Oh no the creepy faced Sims are back! Are you sure you don't have any like cc facesets they might be using?

Bye to ren Kirsten and Purin and Amanda so sad to watch them go but I cant wait for the next generation and to find out who the heir is! (I forgot who I voted for already lamo)

I was dying at that shot of Ren and the lady behind him
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Re: Sharebears 6.70: Downsizing (7 Oct)
« Reply #451 on: October 07, 2018, 08:44:48 PM »
I agree with keeping track of Dianna Faust.

What an odd way to spend vacations. And there's not even one cute young adult for the girls to meet.... I like how the top left woman is looking still. I would find the twins a bit whinny, but I agree with them, it's not vacation if you work all the time. And it's great they do everything together and are so close.

So, change of heart for the next gen, but we may see triplets. No frustration to have to redo Comedian?
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Yes, she is terribly cute with her green eyes and red hair, just like the founder.
I believe this is my sims first trip to Selvadorada since I installed Seasons. So many sims running around with the cloned face!
Haha, I decided that the twins would complain a lot about their skilling-centered lives because, if I lived like they do, I would complain, too.
Definitely three heir candidates in Gen8.

As for Comedian, it's a hard career on Short lifespan because the working days are rather few.
It looked as if Purin would need another 2 weeks to max Comedian. In two week, the incoming Gen8 nooboos would be teenagers.
In Gen7, I'll have 4 YAs starting careers. Hopefully, I won't notice the lag with Comedian if everyone starts their jobs around the same time.

It's too bad the girls didn't find any eligible young adults in Selvadorada, but it looks like they have more than enough men already.  More than they can move in, anyway.  Orfeu, Elvain, Ronan...by my math only 2 of those 3 can live in the legacy house with Omu, Rai, Shiso and triplets.   ;)

Congrats to Purin and Brandon!  What a relief that Brandon finally said yes.  I'm sure their kid(s) will be gorgeous. 
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The math related to household size drove me a little batty. Thank you for joining me in that calculation. ;D
With a vampire moving into the household, it's never too early to scout for spouse prospects for Gen8 and Gen9, hehe.
Mostly, though, I guess the boy-craziness is a means for the girls to act like teens. Free choice versus obligation....?

Purin and Brandon had full friendship & romance bars. That plus the right mood used to be enough for a successful proposal, but not lately.
I was so relieved that Brandon said yes so Purin wouldn't die of embarrassment or something.



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Re: Sharebears 6.70: Downsizing (7 Oct)
« Reply #452 on: October 07, 2018, 09:00:01 PM »
Oh no the creepy faced Sims are back! Are you sure you don't have any like cc facesets they might be using?

Bye to ren Kirsten and Purin and Amanda so sad to watch them go but I cant wait for the next generation and to find out who the heir is! (I forgot who I voted for already lamo)

I was dying at that shot of Ren and the lady behind him
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Oh, thanks for reminding me about my face-related cc! I checked just now and I only have facial overlays that change skin tone (slightly) and decrease wrinkles.
They don't change the shape of the eyes or lips, so I think those sim clones might be my Sharebears' version of @BallerinaHippo 's sweater boys. Maybe?

Yeah, the household was drastically downsized.
My strategy of staggering the birth of a third child didn't work at all for Rai and Shiso's generation.
I'm also super excited to start the next generation. In fact, I'm so excited that I'm going to shut down the heir vote tomorrow morning...
No, one of the sisters isn't pregnant already. Why would you think that? *coughs

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Re: Sharebears 6.70: Downsizing (7 Oct)
« Reply #453 on: October 08, 2018, 10:28:16 AM »
Oh no the creepy faced Sims are back! Are you sure you don't have any like cc facesets they might be using?

Bye to ren Kirsten and Purin and Amanda so sad to watch them go but I cant wait for the next generation and to find out who the heir is! (I forgot who I voted for already lamo)

I was dying at that shot of Ren and the lady behind him
I'm also super excited to start the next generation. In fact, I'm so excited that I'm going to shut down the heir vote tomorrow morning...
No, one of the sisters isn't pregnant already. Why would you think that? *coughs

Wait what? Exciting

Also I thought maybe you might have had the more face presents not or something because that's got some right stuff in it! Weird
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Re: Sharebears 6.70: Downsizing (7 Oct)
« Reply #454 on: October 08, 2018, 04:05:45 PM »
Oi, those girls XD So mean to their Auntie Purin!  And Brandon!  What's the matter with you!?

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Re: Sharebears 6.70: Downsizing (7 Oct)
« Reply #455 on: October 08, 2018, 10:31:09 PM »
Oi, those girls XD So mean to their Auntie Purin!  And Brandon!  What's the matter with you!?
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Sigh, the teens will have their short span of fun and then they'll grow up and work on "adult stuff."
Have you not been experiencing rejected proposals lately at all?
It seems like I hardly ever get a sim who successfully proposes on their first try...

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Sharebears 7.71: Size Matters
« Reply #456 on: October 08, 2018, 10:48:10 PM »

Tetsu Ishikawa, celebrant par excellence




7.71: Size Matters

Week 21/Thursday

Shiso: I won! But you knew I would, right?
I hope you don't mind that I omit a screesnhot of the poll results. There's so much else to share!
You'll have to trust me when I say that I had 9 votes, while Rai had only 2.

Well, here I am with my mini-harem.
Papa painted my portrait yesterday and the other two were painted on Tuesday.
Mama painted the one of Orfeu, my primary spouse with 3 fabulously unique traits!
And Auntie Purin painted the one of Elvain, my secondary spouse because….traits.


Once they've joined the household, Papa offers to make Orfeu a drink out back.


Yes, you guessed correctly!
Papa mixes a vampire cure which Orfeu generously agrees to imbibe.
Why? Because Orfeu has the Mansion Baron aspiration and doesn't need to remain a vampire.
Besides, we'll be busy enough getting one vampire trained for now.
(I must confess that I miss Orfeu's pointy ears already…)


As for Elvain, I have convinced him to drink a re-traiting potion.
He is, as you would expect, reluctant to roll random traits.
But should he keep his Klepto trait, he won't be welcome back to this house once he moves out.
Elvain caves to that threat. He manages to keep Outgoing, adding Music Lover and Jealous.


Men are always insisting that "Size doesn't matter." I beg to disagree!
Look at the size of these hearts over my bed!
They are puny, pale, weak, pathetic.
A pregnancy test confirms my suspicion: I am not pregnant at first.


Behold these large, glowing, energetic and robust hearts during our second romp!
They inspire hope, do they not?
Heart size DOES matter. I rest my case!


A bout of nausea assaults me on my way to taking another pregnancy test.
Success!


Rai has joined the Astronaut Career to become a Space Ranger.
To fulfill her daily "Work out" task, she tries a Zero-G workout for the first time.
Sadly, her effort doesn't complete daily task, which merely shows as "Just started."
Off to a treadmill, girl!


My plan is to become an art critic, as you may remember.
For my daily task to "Watch TV for 4 hours," I enjoy the Cooking Channel with Orfeu.
And thanks to our On Ley Line lot trait, I'm feeling Very Energized!


Shiso: Elvain, would please help out with the narration?
It's hard to chat while I'm busy gorging on carrots.
Elvain: Sure thing. I mean, I'm the star of this rodeo anyway, right?
Shiso: *remains discreetly silent

Elvain: Grandma Kirsten comes over to help with my Vampire Family aspiration.
Everyone urges me to buy Connections asap so I can join a career.
I don't perform well under pressure but I agree to do my best.
Is that a bird in the sky? No, it's me, Elvain, tornado of vampiric activities!


Before I even have the chance to offer, Papa Omu asks me to turn him.
His request is reasonable--he'd otherwise become an adult in three days.
He next insists that,since he's turned me, I should also turn his wife Amanda.
Sheesh, these Sharebears are such a pushy family! But, okay.


In the evening, Shiso tells me to turn some outgoing knucklehead who works at Chez Llama.
Since we're both outgoing, we easily become friends and he agrees to be turned.
He's a bit too pretty for my tastes, but I can see the…huh?
This dude works as a Medical Specialist at Mustard Clinic, not at Chez Llama?


I choose the universally disliked nanny for my fourth victim, uh, I mean, offspring.
She consumes my essence and all that, so I figure she'll transform in 2 days like the others.
When I go to cast a hallucination on her later, I find a "Turn into vampire" option.
Ugh, that nanny was a total waste of time! Who knew? (Food source!)



Friday

A little past midnight, Papa Omu's shocked by a message about his Grandpa Jaga's fading connection.
We take out all the Sharebear gravestones in family inventory to strengthen their connections.
The first two generations' gravestones were destroyed when their watcher bulldozed their cemetery. 
That was dumb!


Nobody wants to go out with me to look for new offspring, so I end up phoning the repairman.


Once it's daylight, the maid I hired last night shows up. 
I'm so tired of cheering everyone else up, I tell you!
Papa Omu suggests that I turn his twin brother Negi instead.
Fine, treat me like the family puppet!


An excellent idea on his part, as it turns out!
I have Papa Omu, Mama Amanda, and Uncle Negi take turns mentoring me in violin.
By the time I've reached Violin 4, all three are good friends of mine! Great!


Since I was a kid, I've always wanted to be a hero.
That's why I volunteer to take over the Comedian career.
Once I can afford Connections, I start leveling my Comedy skill.
I know the watcher likes me and will protect me from hysteria.


Orfeu: If I may interrupt briefly for a household announcement, I'd like to share a report.
Today, Rai left for work almost 2 hours late due to lagging.
Therefore, I've taken it upon myself to research this legacy's logistical efficiency.
I sell off multiple stacks of 99+ items from both the storage chest and flower arrangment table.
And I strongly recommend every household member buy "Pro Slackere" as soon as possible.


Shiso: When I enter my third trimester, Orfeu finds me to feel the baby.
You know, for an evil sim, Orfeu sure is a sweetheart.
I'm a little concerned about him, though.
He's only lived with us for two days and he already seems rather unhappy.


Sister Rai is letting Elvain borrow one of her clubs, Guild of Gamers.
He's filled it with his five offspring plus his mentor, our Grandma Kirsten.
It's great that he's already good friends with all of his offspring.

Once he's trained three of them, they can all be cured.
I'm so scared one of them might perish from sunlight exposure!


The Talk Like a Pirate holiday begins just before I go into labor.
As I waddle toward the optimistically-placed three bassinets, I wonder.
Should I name the next generation after pirates or keep the Scottish names I've already chosen?
Hmmmmm….


Shiso: And then, while I'm in the throes of labor, Papa suddenly transforms!
Way to steal my thunder yo!
Omg, what an awful dark form, Papa!

Amanda: Uh, thanks for chopping my head out of the screenshot.
No problem, dear. Thanks for photobombing!


Shiso: I'm happy to report that all our hard work paid off!
Folks, meet Tegan, Travis, and Tarlock Sharebear, here to represent Generation 8!
(Yeah, there just wasn't enough time to research good pirate names...)






Legacy Score: +3 (93 points)
Family (1): Gen7 heir (Shiso) became young adult
Love (1): Shiso's primary spouse (Orfeu) brings 3 unique traits: Evil, Unflirty, Snob
Creative (1): Gen7 heir and primary spouse memorialized by portraits

Chapter Notes

Elvain's retraiting: You're probably wondering why we didn't try retraiting Elvain in hope of his qualifying as the primary spouse.
This legacy's in its seventh generation and the pool of available unique traits is not impossibly small but considerably smaller.
Choosing Orfeu as the primary spouse eliminates any risk.

Vampire teleporting: I made sure to reset all of Kirsten's vampire powers before she moved out.
Like I did for Takuya, I replace Travel in Bat Form/Teleport as Mist with Supernatural Speed.
Nevertheless, she continues to poof in and out everywhere.
Takuya only uses Supernatural Speed now, so I'm not sure why Kirsten continues to teleport.



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Re: Sharebears 7.71: Size Matters [+ Heir announcement] (8 October)
« Reply #457 on: October 09, 2018, 12:17:11 AM »
Woo! Welcome to the triplets! I hereby dub them the T's! Hehehe. Also, no. I have not  dealt with any issues on the proposal front though haven't had a proposal yet, oddly enough. Have had harder time with getting newer couples to romamce, though.

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Re: Sharebears 7.71: Size Matters [+ Heir announcement] (8 October)
« Reply #458 on: October 09, 2018, 09:21:07 AM »
I never knew that about the size of the hearts.  Thanks for pointing it out!  Have you noticed it with other locations besides the bed?  Like the closet or hot tub or a coffin, for example?

Shiso's two spouses seem to be working out nicely so far.  I love the shot of them all holding the T's.  (thanks for the nickname @Shewolf13 !)  I'm especially liking Elvain's outlandish style.  It suits him perfectly.

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Re: Sharebears 7.71: Size Matters [+ Heir announcement] (8 October)
« Reply #459 on: October 09, 2018, 12:21:12 PM »
@Shewolf13
Woo! Welcome to the triplets! I hereby dub them the T's! Hehehe. Also, no. I have not  dealt with any issues on the proposal front though haven't had a proposal yet, oddly enough. Have had harder time with getting newer couples to romamce, though.
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Yes, we've reached the letter T in the alphabet so that nickname is perfect!
No issues with post-Seasons proposals? Right, you installed it after your One to Rule Them All story and before your RKC proper.
Here's hoping your many future proposals go smoothly!

I never knew that about the size of the hearts.  Thanks for pointing it out!  Have you noticed it with other locations besides the bed?  Like the closet or hot tub or a coffin, for example?

Shiso's two spouses seem to be working out nicely so far.  I love the shot of them all holding the T's.  (thanks for the nickname @Shewolf13 !)  I'm especially liking Elvain's outlandish style.  It suits him perfectly.
@BallerinaHippo
I'm embarrassed now for having misled you. I don't know if the heart size is a true indicator or not. I never really compared them before like this last time.
Except I did notice that the hearts stayed small and feeble the first time, and it's rare for a sim with the Fertile trait to fail to get pregnant.
The second time, the hearts were noticeably bigger as my screenshot showed. They were literally "pulsing with new life," lol.
One thing about On Ley Line, my recent Baby Boomer Challenge mother didn't get Very Energized even once from that lot trait but gave birth to twins every time.
I'd thought that lot trait guaranteed an On Ley Line moodlet every time, but I guess not?

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Re: Sharebears 7.71: Size Matters [+ Heir announcement] (8 October)
« Reply #460 on: October 09, 2018, 01:10:52 PM »
@BallerinaHippo
I'm embarrassed now for having misled you. I don't know if the heart size is a true indicator or not. I never really compared them before like this last time.
Except I did notice that the hearts stayed small and feeble the first time, and it's rare for a sim with the Fertile trait to fail to get pregnant.
The second time, the hearts were noticeably bigger as my screenshot showed. They were literally "pulsing with new life," lol.
You never know, you might be on to something.  More research is needed.   ;D

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Re: Sharebears 7.71: Size Matters [+ Heir announcement] (8 October)
« Reply #461 on: October 13, 2018, 04:10:15 AM »
I agree on more heart size research!

I had the energised moodlet with my ten gen, but they all kept having single birth. Also sometimes, the energized moodlet can be hidden by the others emotionnal moodlet.

Orfeu might have terrible traits, but he's pretty.

Welcome to the three T.

So, Shizo has husbands and nooboos, but what about his sister? We only have your word that Rai is in this rocket. Still, it's moving forward to more seriousness.


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Re: Sharebears 7.71: Size Matters [+ Heir announcement] (8 October)
« Reply #462 on: October 13, 2018, 06:11:34 AM »
I agree on more heart size research!

I had the energised moodlet with my ten gen, but they all kept having single birth. Also sometimes, the energized moodlet can be hidden by the others emotionnal moodlet.

Orfeu might have terrible traits, but he's pretty.

Welcome to the three T.

So, Shizo has husbands and nooboos, but what about his sister? We only have your word that Rai is in this rocket. Still, it's moving forward to more seriousness.
@Tynynounours
Yes, more research on heart size is necessary but it requires all of us to compare our data!!! ;D
That is odd about the On Ley Line trait result in single births in your 10-gen dynasty.  Did it work as intended for your recent Baby Boomer Challenge?
I really like Orfeu and his traits aren't the worst. His Evil trait makes him incompatible with Good sims but I prefer an Evil sim to a Mean sim.

Thank you very much for asking about Shiso's sister Rai. You will learn about her activities in this next chapter. I hope you approve!

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Sharebears 7.72: Outgoing, Incoming
« Reply #463 on: October 13, 2018, 06:26:17 AM »






7.72: Outgoing, Incoming

Week 21/Saturday (Summer, Day 7)

Orfeu: I can't do this, Elvain! Look at me? I'm just your average sim now.
Elvain: I gotta agree, bro. I never expected you to agree to be defanged!
Orfeu: No fangs, no pointy ears, no more savoring blood!


Elvain: Eh, how do you think I feel?
I'm merely the secondary spouse, but I still had to drink a retraiting potion.
Orfeu: Yeah, that's too bad. And now you're jealous. That must be tough!
Elvain: Hah, well now I hardly have any reason to envy you. You've lost your edge!
Orfeu (gasps): That's a mean thing to say but I guess it's true.


Elvain: So, what are you gonna do about it, huh? You gonna let them push you around?
Orfeu: You're right! I need to take back my life! I don't have to put up with this!
Elvain: Oh, no! You wouldn't dream of moving out, would you?
Orfeu: That's exactly what I'm going to do! I'll show them I'm nobody's puppet!


Elvain: But where would you go, Orfeu?
Orfeu: That's easy. I'll just move back in with your brother, but I need a small favor first.
Elvain: Yes, of course, I'd be happy to turn you!
Orfeu: Thanks! And now, I'm going to slip away before Shiso spots me.
If I talk with her, I might lose the courage to walk out.
Elvain: You're a brave one, Orfeu! Now, quick, before anyone sees you!
(internally: Well, that was a piece of cake! Now Shiso is all miiiiine! Mwahahaha!)


Shiso: Uncle Negi, please move out of my way.
I've only 5 minutes before work but just noticed there's an opening in the household.
Hey, Ronan! How would you like to move in with me?

Elvain: Noooooooooo!


Rai: Not long after Shiso rushes off to work, Ronan transforms.
Don't tell my sister, but I think Ronan looks pretty hawty in his dark form!

Elvain (internally): I'll be curing all my offspring as soon as I've trained three of them.
Maybe even this evening before work!
Perish the thought that Pretty Boy would turn into some vampiric rival! *rolls eyes


Rai: To everyone's complete and utter surprise, our nanny transforms into a vampire!
That's freaky because Elvain turned her twice the other night.
And she STILL showed the option to be turned!
Do you remember? He finally gave up on her and turned a repairman instead.
Hmmmph! Maybe she'd like to play chess with me? Outdoors?


Rai: Papa's pleased to learn that Ronan has the Best-Selling Author aspiration.
Uncle Negi's offers immediately to mentor Ronan.

You know, Shiso and I definitely didn't dream about meeting Ronan at Chez Llama.
When Papa asks him to quit his medical career, what a shock!
We have no idea how he got promoted to a Level 8 Doctor in a few days.
The big question is: How long before Ronan can buy Connections?


Tetsu: Are you thinking what I'm thinking, Omu?
Omu: You mind-reader, you! Our worthless nanny is about to watch TV…again!
Tetsu: I swear you and I take care of the boys more often than she does!


Omu: After a few hours, Elvain's sixth and final offspring transforms.
Right on top of Tetsu repairing the stereo and our new nanny.
That's right, when our watcher reloaded us, that other nanny left.
At the same time, this new nanny walked in and introduced himself.


Shiso: At 5 pm, I come home with promotion and branch to Art Critic.
While I'm still standing in front of the house, Elvain leaves for his first day of work.
He needs to max Charisma asap so he can negotiate bonuses between workdays.


Omu: As you may have forgotten, I'm trying to complete Big Happy Family, Rai.
Rai: And..?
Omu: Well, I need a married child plus a fourth grandchild.
Rai: Oh, Papa, how you underestimate me! Wait until dark, please!


Rai: After night falls, I invite over my beloved Vincent Savalani.
You do remember Brandon's brother who I met at a gym in Oasis Springs, don't you?
Unlike the mean Brandon, Vincent is a dog lover, an art lover, a perfectionist!

And he's such a sweetheart! As soon as we're alone, he asks me to feel our baby!
He's quite handsome since I gave him a makeover, don't you agree?



Week 22/Sunday (Fall, Day 1)

Rai: I don't want to risk an embarrassing rejection, so we flirt and socialize for several hours.
Then, dear sweet Vincent accepts my first proposal! We elope soon after.
You're welcome, Papa!


Shiso: Out back, Elvain has trained his third offspring.
Meanwhile, Papa rounds up all of Elvain's offspring and mixes vampire cures.


Since the nanny takes her sweet time, I briefly consider throwing out her drink.
But I relent and she is the last of Elvain's six offspring to be cured, after Papa.


To complete his aspiration, Elvain only needs to achieve Grand Master rank.
He tries snacking on the now-cured nanny but it's not enough. Soooo close!
Grandma Kirsten promises repeatedly to come over but never shows up.
After several hours of that, Elvain phones Grandpa Takuya who comes right away to train him.
Done!


In the living area, the rest of us are waiting around for the boys' birthday notices.
It won't be long now!


And thar they blow!
Tarlock, Teagan, and Tristan (in that order) waddle their way to ask for potty help.
I have a sinking feeling that we are looking at three future Happy Toddlers…


Elvain takes this moment to become hysterical. Go calm yourself down!
And, anyway, he needs to work on his Comedy and Charisma skills. No putty duty for him!

Ronan is similarly exempt from toddler training.
He's temporarily become a Writer to speed up novel production.
Get cracking on those novels, dear! He still needs so many satisfaction points!


Shiso: I'm leaving for work soon, so Rai steps in to read to the boys.
Should I work from home today?
Nah, I'll only be gone for 5 hours and I'm off tomorrow!


Returning from work, I read to the boys as well.
They're cultivating imagination very quickly, so who knows?
We may get all three to Top-Notch after all. Maybe.

Oh, I've forgotten to introduce them to you!
This is our firstborn son, Tristan.
I'm not sure what happened during his potty training with Rai.
But I caught Tristan gloating over getting his own way.


Tarlock was born second.
As a silly toddler, he spends a lot of time feeling playful.
Perhaps that's how he managed to max Imagination before the other boys.

Tristan wears black to match his classically tragic name
Tarlock wears orange to match his hair.


And here's our last son, Teagan in blue.
He is the only one who inherited my grey eyes, the Jensen eyes!

Don't tell the boys, but I made major mistakes with their names!
I wanted Scottish names that start with the letter T.
When I didn't find names I liked, I changed my search term to "Celtic."
But guess what?
I learned today that Tristan is of Welsh origin while Tarlock and Teagan are Irish names.
Sighs….oh well, as long as all three cultures traditionally wear kilts!

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Re: Sharebears 7.72: Outgoing, Incoming (13 October)
« Reply #464 on: October 13, 2018, 10:48:13 AM »
Awww, those boys are so cute!  Hehehe, Celtic includes Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the surrounding areas.  I believe each has slightly different variations on names ^^  Awww, loving Rai and Vincent ^^

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Re: Sharebears 7.72: Outgoing, Incoming (13 October)
« Reply #465 on: October 13, 2018, 11:31:23 AM »
I love Tarlocks name but I think Teagan is gonna be the cutest sibling

Wow Oferatu came and went pretty fast, Poor Elvain it's a shame because he's so cute but Shiso doesn't see that lmao

I never realised Vampiers could have pointy ears I've been doing it wrong all this time lol  :'(

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Re: Sharebears 7.72: Outgoing, Incoming (13 October)
« Reply #466 on: October 13, 2018, 02:24:54 PM »
Awww, those boys are so cute!  Hehehe, Celtic includes Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the surrounding areas.  I believe each has slightly different variations on names ^^  Awww, loving Rai and Vincent ^^
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Hahaha, I ended up picking Celtic boys' names that I liked without checking their origin.
Oh well, the names are just a link to kilts as I won't be attempting a Highlander renactment.
When I went to look up the meaning/origins of their names on different websites, I realized I didn't have a single "Scottish" name. Hah!
As for Rai and Vincent, she introduced Vincent to her closet and he turned out to be really handsome with a different hairstyle. Can't fight the genes!

I love Tarlocks name but I think Teagan is gonna be the cutest sibling
Wow Oferatu came and went pretty fast, Poor Elvain it's a shame because he's so cute but Shiso doesn't see that lmao
I never realised Vampiers could have pointy ears I've been doing it wrong all this time lol  :'(
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I'm beyond impatient to see how the boys age up! Fortunately, their toddler stage is only 4 days long, hehe.
Moving out Orfeu killed me but I noticed that Shiso has been most attracted to Ronan.
Curiously, Rai and Elvain get whims to socialize with each other.
A major secret lies waiting to be unveiled....

You can make non-vampire sims with pointy ears, too.
Or did I do that with custom content? Now I can't remember.

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Re: Sharebears 7.72: Outgoing, Incoming (13 October)
« Reply #467 on: October 13, 2018, 05:13:04 PM »
Oh, they're too cute. Tristan's fussiness will make him happy to get his way each time he's the one asking for things. So, not sure a skill is boosted, but there's plenty of occasion to increase communication. I like how you have one fair skinned boy, a red-head other, and a clear eyed third. Feels like they all took something from their viking culture.

Rai's kid will be born in time to come to a toddler party, right?  ::)

Not sure what happened with my 10gen, and the ley line worked for everyone else except heirs (pollinating/other in house) so probably lack of luck? Hospital births might have interfered too, but I wanted the certificate.

Elvain's plan was thwarted... Too bad for him.

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Re: Sharebears 7.72: Outgoing, Incoming (13 October)
« Reply #468 on: October 13, 2018, 07:03:10 PM »
Oh, they're too cute. Tristan's fussiness will make him happy to get his way each time he's the one asking for things. So, not sure a skill is boosted, but there's plenty of occasion to increase communication. I like how you have one fair skinned boy, a red-head other, and a clear eyed third. Feels like they all took something from their viking culture.

Rai's kid will be born in time to come to a toddler party, right?  ::)

Not sure what happened with my 10gen, and the ley line worked for everyone else except heirs (pollinating/other in house) so probably lack of luck? Hospital births might have interfered too, but I wanted the certificate.

Elvain's plan was thwarted... Too bad for him.
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I love the way you look at the Fussy trait! Unless I have to roll traits, I've always avoided that trait but Tristan has been an easy toddler to handle so far.
Yes, the boys all turned out quite differently, didn't they?
The birth certificate is such a compelling incentive for hospital births!
As for Orfeu, I miss him already! :(

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Sharebears 7.73: Toddler Daze
« Reply #469 on: October 14, 2018, 03:21:55 AM »



7.73: Toddler Daze

Week 22/Monday

Shiso: It's so fascinating how each boy develops at his own pace.
Silly Tarlock is first to max Imagination, though the others aren't far behind.
To our surprise, fussy Tristan (left) is the first to reach Movement 2 and play.
Next is Teagan (left), but Tarlock needs to learn to stack blocks a while longer.


Tegan is currently ahead in the "potty race."
If Tristan (center) can keep his fussiness in check, all three will do well.
With my grandparents' cooperation, they might even become Top-Notch Toddlers.


Publishing 10 novels enables Ronan to buy Connections at last.
He's even written two bestsellers already!
Of course, that won't happen when he reaches Tier IV--it's Murphy's Law!
(And yes, he might have published novels written by other Sharebears. Your point?)


Though Ronan can't afford Entrepreneurial yet, he joins the Business career anyway.
Level 3 Charisma? No problem!
He starts by reading a Charisma besteller authored by Uncle Negi.


I'm an erratic mother, but I'm doing the best I can!
It's hard to raise the boys when both Elvain and Ronan are playing skilling catch-up!
Thankfully, Papa and Rai help whenever they can!
And if I can catch my grandparents in one place, they help out, too.


Speaking of my grandparents, they thoughtlessly smooch wherever and whenever!
Look at how the sight of them enthralls Teagan and Tristan.
Regardless, it's nice that the boys can grow up around their great-grandparents.


While Rai is waiting to leave for work, Vincent phones her with great news.
He gave birth to twins, Miguel and Patrice.
Oh, I can't wait to meet them!
I wonder if Papa's noticed his new Patriarch trait?


Grandma has started to do that weird thing that Grandpa does.
She hunches over and covers her mouth like she's going to throw up.
And, for heaven's sake, why is she in her dark form, anyway?


Shiso: Congrats on your first promotion, Elvain!
Elvain: Yeah, it feels great to branch to the Comedian career!
But why do you want me to perform my comedy routines on the porch?
Shiso: I'm just trying to prevent anyone becoming hysteria.
And there's a mirror right nearby if you get overly playful.


Tuesday

Shiso: That dreadful nanny is as useless as always.
First, after looking for her for hours, I find her and Grandma watching TV in the gym.
Apparently, all the doors in the house have unlocked, darn it.
Papa, you're just as bad. Can't you see that the garden needs tending?


I might need to remove Grandma from our family club.
Why does she need to lurk around Ronan in her dark form?
Also, I distinctly remember our watcher removing her Bat and Mist Teleport powers.
And yet she continues to flit around the house. It's quite annoying!


Back to a more pleasant topic: Toddler spam!
Look at what a solemn little fellow Tristan is!


Grandpa complains that none of his great-grandsons resemble him.
But he gives his undivided attention to any toddler quick enough to catch him.
How long will Tarlock be able to continually chain "teach me" requests?


I have a feeling that Teagan will grow up to become the most charming of the three.
He's only a toddler yet he's already mastered the art of the lopsided smirk!


I've asked Elvain to help out with The Nanny Problem.
The last time she became a vampire, she lost her nanny job.
Let's hope that happens again!


Elvain wants to know whether negotiating for a bonus is really worth it or not.
So Rai offers before and after shots to satisfy his curiosity.
A successful negotiation doesn't result in a huge performance boost.
But every little bit counts, right?


Ronan goes to work for the first time and earns a promotion.
But mostly I wanted to show you how nice he looks in his new suit.
This is also a reminder of what a handsome devil Ronan is.



Wednesday

The three musketeers have awaken from their beauty sleep, um, naps!


You've figured it out by now, haven't you?
This chapter is merely toddler spam pretending to be an update.
I can't help myself! My adorable toddlers age up to children tomorrow!


Tristan and his grandpa!
I'm so proud of Tristan!
Despite his fussy trait, he hasn't been difficult at all!


All three of them will definitely become Top-Notch Toddlers by tomorrow.
Independent Teagan is the closest, followed by Tristan.
Tarlock's frequent playful mood only helps with Imagination.


Papa's been a tremendous help with the boys.
I still feel bad about asking Mama and Ren to move out last week.
Well, it's too late now to worry about whether I made the wrong decision.
I really wish Orfeu would visit us sometimes.


I'm glad to see that Elvain and Rai have become good friends.
Work and the boys have kept me so busy, I haven't had much time for much else.
He complains often about his (lack of) love life, but otherwise doesn't act jealous.
Elvain should be fine as long as he keeps his distance from my grandparents.


Now that the boys are asleep, I have the time to hang out with Tetsu.
Who? The nanny? Oh, we're waiting for her to transform then go away.

Well, my sister leaves for work in an hour, so I'm closing this update here.
Please join us next time for our sons' birthdays.





Household Stats

Rai (6 days to adult): Astronaut 6
Shiso (8 days to adult): Art Critic 6
Ronan (8 days to adult): Business 5
Omu (9 days to adult): Food Critic 10, retired
Elvain (YA vampire): Comedian 5
Tristan (1 day to child)
Tarlock (1 day to child)
Teagan (1 day to child)

Shared Spouses
If you're playing a Sharebear legacy, you have a new option for your fourth shared spouse.
@sdhoey has created and uploaded the Castle twins, Silas and Skyla.
Depending on the unique traits you're missing, you can choose between the VonCarloffs or the Castles.
Feel free to make the VonCarloffs or Castles a part of your world during any generation from Gen7 and onward.
You can find both the VonCarloffs and the Castles in the Community Gallery, using the #sharebears hashtag.

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Re: Sharebears 7.73: Toddler Daze (14 October)
« Reply #470 on: October 14, 2018, 03:14:05 PM »
Hehehe, love toddler spam! Don't even need it disguised as an update! Hehehe

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Re: Sharebears 7.73: Toddler Daze (14 October)
« Reply #471 on: October 15, 2018, 03:23:13 PM »
No excuse needed for toddler spam!  Especially not with those three cuties!  I'm looking forward to seeing Rai's twins, too.

I was surprised when you cured the nanny the first time.  Although it was nice of your Sharebears to give her a second chance, she totally blew it.  Too bad for her.

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Re: Sharebears 7.73: Toddler Daze (14 October)
« Reply #472 on: October 15, 2018, 06:15:32 PM »
Hehehe, love toddler spam! Don't even need it disguised as an update! Hehehe
@Shewolf13
Thank you for that! With my four-day toddler stage, every little thing they do is so precious, haha.

No excuse needed for toddler spam!  Especially not with those three cuties!  I'm looking forward to seeing Rai's twins, too.

I was surprised when you cured the nanny the first time.  Although it was nice of your Sharebears to give her a second chance, she totally blew it.  Too bad for her.
@BallerinaHippo
I really wanted Rai to host a toddler playdate with her twins and Purin's twins.
But with four working adults, I just couldn't juggle the work schedules and the boys' sleep/wake schedule.
As for the nanny, I had a twinge of conscience at the last minute the first time. I was THIS close to selling that last vampire cure.
Now that she's no longer our nanny, she constantly phones my Sharebears day and night. I'm convinced she lives to annoy me!

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Sharebears 7.74: Another Drastic Decision
« Reply #473 on: October 15, 2018, 06:38:44 PM »

Potty, potty, potty!


7.74: Another Drastic Decision

Week 22/Wednesday (Fall, Day 4)

Shiso: Now that I've seen Rai and Ronan off to work, how are my boys doing?
Oh no, they're sleeping but their bladders are about to burst.
After I wake them, Tristan is the first to run to his potty.
In fact, Teagan maxes Movement while speeding toward his potty.

Bladder crisis averted, they realize they are positively starving.
Breakfast for the boys is a serious matter, indeed!


It's still morning when the nanny suddenly transforms.
While watching her transformation, redheaded Tarlock maxes Thinking.

Once she's done, I fire her to see what happens next. Good riddance!


Shiso: What did you say, Papa?
Omu: I said that helmet distracts me and it doesn't become you.
Shiso: Really, Papa? You think I choose to wear this during your wonderful massage?


Shiso: Elvain has completed the Jokestar aspiration and maxed Charisma, too.
He's off until tomorrow afternoon so Grandma and Rai have been helping with his skills.
After he maxes Logic and Painting, Rai continues to mentor him on the violin.
He'll be a great help when the boys start their childhood aspirations!


Neither Rai, Ronan, or I earn promotions today, but we all came very close!
Have you seen me in my career outfit yet? The pink beret is a perfect accent, yes?



Thursday

It's time for our boys to age up!
Papa, Ronan, and I prepare to help them blow out their birthday candles.
First up is our firstborn son, Tristan.


By the time Teagan is ready to go, almost everybody is celebrating.
Tristan blows a horn, Tarlock sings, I pop a party popper, and Papa just stands there.


Here are my beautiful boys both as toddlers and as children!
All three of them earn the Top-Notch Toddler trait.


Luckily, Rai is off today or they wouldn't have gotten makeovers until tonight!
I let Tarlock and Teagan keep the hair they aged up with.


Tristan initially had the same hair as Teagan, so it's changed to match his classic look.
Tarlock wears a playful orange look, while Teagan sports a rugged look in blue.
They've kept the same colors they wore as toddlers.


Today is the second anniversary of the death of our founder, Sherilee Sharebear.
Ronan has just enough time to mourn our Sharebear ancestors before leaving for work.


Last night, a new nanny unexpectedly arrived though we didn't phone for him.
I could only learn that Khaled Mounib (our nanny) is a jealous geek.
This morning Papa learns that Khaled also has the good trait.
Still, I can't help but worry. Does a flirty jealous sim make an effective nanny?


Papa and I had a long discussion yesterday about my discomfort with my grandparents.
Grandma never hides her dark form anymore and Grandpa always wears his speedo.
At this point, they are both younger than my sister Rai and I.
As the active heir, I persuade my grandparents to let me mix them vampire cures.

After they're cured, Papa ages them both up to adults.
They're now exactly a week older than Papa. This is how things should be.

Yes, this is another of my drastic decisions but I'm an erratic sim, remember?
During my reign as heir, I'll be shaking things up like you won't believe!


Meanwhile, the boys all join Scouts.
Tristan is an artistic prodigy.
When he finishes his first two drawings, he's already Creativity 7.
Great job encouraging Tristan Elvain!


Both Tarlock and Teagan are rambunctious scamps.
You might recall that all three boys were born on Talk Like a Pirate Day.
That's why I've replaced the spaceship with a pirate ship jungle gym.


Tarlock and Teagan make quick work out of playing on the pirate ship.
Tetsu is quite touched to receive gifts from the boys.
Apparently, he'd never received a gift from any Sharebear before!


Later, while they're practicing typing, Teagan gets a text message from Orfeu.
Among the boys, I'd thought Orfeu was closet to Tristan.
Perhaps Orfeu texted all three of them? I keep forgetting to invite him over!



Friday

Teagan and Tarlock start their second aspiration.
We've removed my grandparents from the family club for now.
They've worked hard for this legacy and deserve some rest and relaxation.
By the way, they're living at Chateau Frise with Mama Amanda and Ren.


Ronan needs Logic for his business career.
Since Tristan hasn't started his second aspiration yet, Ronan invites him to play.
Oh, for shame, Ronan!


It must a little lonely for Tristan, doing Artistic Prodigy and Rambunctious Scamp by himself.
Rai's planning to sit nearby while he practices typing and plays Keyboard Commander.
That way, he can socialize with her for his Sociability and Good Deeds badges.


In the afternoon, Papa spies a lovely young lady and introduces himself.
She is a single young adult, but she's evil which is a deal-breaker.
Why tolerate an evil sim when that trait isn't even unique anymore?
Too bad, because she's very pretty!


The boys bring home "B" grades from their first day of school.
I wonder why only Teagan has that rainbow over his head?
If I weren't at work, I would have checked the boys' moodlets.


After work tonight, Elvain successfully negotiates another bonus!
It's tragic that he's a Level 6 Comedian but only works 3 days a week.
How is he supposed to get ahead if he never works?

Despite starting several days later, Ronan is already Level 6 in his Business career.
It helps that Ronan works every day.
And he maxed his charisma this evening, so he can start negotiating for bonuses, too!
On the minus side, he still needs to write those three bestsellers.



Saturday

Shiso: Our watcher and I have been thinking about the boys' future careers lately.
Perhaps Tristan would be best choice for the new Style Influencer career?
He's neat and rather picky about what he wears.
We'll have to watch them all as they grow.






Chapter Notes

Skilling discrepancies:
For Artistic Prodigy, the three boys each played a musical instrument for 5 hours.
*Tristan reached Violin 5.5 (mentored by the nanny);
*Tarlock reached Piano 6.5 (mentored by Omu with the Mentor trait); and
*Teagan reached Violin 8 (mentored by Shiso with the Mentor trait).
I wonder what accounts for the difference in levels?

Bestselling Author:
Now that Ronan needs to write 3 bestsellers, he of course writes only Excellent novels. It's killing me!
He has Creative Visionary and Writing 10 with the Home Studio lot trait, but....nada.
Note to self: Do not squander Writer careers on sims who don't have Bestselling Author as their default aspiration.

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Re: Sharebears 7.74: Another Drastic Decision (15 October)
« Reply #474 on: October 15, 2018, 07:34:49 PM »
Oh my, that is odd, with the varying levels. Those boys are adorable!