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Back To Basics ID - Graveyard Please
« on: February 20, 2019, 02:33:10 PM »
When I say back to basics ... I mean back to basics. As far as towns go, I have the choice of Sunset Valley or Sunset Valley, so Sunset Valley, I choose you! I also have Into the Future loaded (yes, with its noted issues with skill opportunities of non into the future skills.

My founder is Baktu Baysix, did you notice what I did there? Yes, I'm sure you noticed, and if you did, I noticed you noticing. I suppose you'd like to see my Friendly, Athletic, Flirtatious sim who Loves the Outdoors and is a Great Kisser. Oh, and he wants to be a Professional Athlete ... I'm sure his Supermax Skill and Maxed Career are obvious to you. Say hello, Baktu.
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Baktu - Hello, Baktu

Yes folks, I cringed while I typed that.

Baktu - Do you mind? I'm about to put my friendliness into action.

Don't forget the flirtiness and the great kissiness. I gave you those two things for a reason.

Some of you probably worked out who Mr Baysix is visiting from his previous picture ... but in case you didn't ... here's another picture of the future Mrs Baysix.
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Yes, its Aggie C! At least this time she won't be chained to a sculpture station and doing portrait painting instead of completing her life time wish! Instead she'll be spending her time doing the gardening and the fishing and the cooking in addition to the portrait painting instead of completing her life time wish. Poor Aggie

A few interactions later in the home ...
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Followed by a meal across town - hey, Baktu paid for the meal, Aggie, driving to the diner in your car isn't too much to ask, is it?
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And Baktu and Aggie Baysix are married. No wedding gifts, but there are also no paparazzi so its all good.
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While Aggie headed home to paint, Baktu went to join his career and get started on his athletics skill.
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Then Baktu went home to continue work on his athletics skill.
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And to test out the plumbing in the All In One Bathrooms with Aggie (how I missed thee All in One Bathroom)
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Exhausting work and so they go off to sleep.
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I can't do my usual "Aggie can't travel overseas or go to uni - she's pregnant" check on her phone in this simpler version of the Sims 3 ID, so I need to wait for her to be nauseous. (I play with sound off). So Mr Baysix goes off to work.
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And Aggie is nauseous for no reason and then changes clothes at the easel.
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Generation 2 is on the way! But will it be a boy or a girl? Mumma Aggie wants a boy, Dadda Baktu wants a girl. Three days are all we need to see.


Gen 1 - Baktu Baysix: Level 4 Athletics Skill and Level 2 Career; Become a Superstar Athlete LTW; Discount Diner, Fertility Treatment, ? Unique LTRs; Best Friends: Agnes Baysix; Hawking the Foam Finger, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned or Property fully upgraded; No Museum Portraits

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 03:03:24 PM »
When I can afford to, I always send the mother to be to the day spa for the full range of treatments
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While Agnes is out getting her back pain dealt with, Baktu is home, telling other sims about the upcoming birth of a little Baysix ...
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Working away on his athletic skill ...
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Or getting to know his team mates better
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Baktu - Monica! I'm gonna be a daddy soon
Monika - Yes, you told us in the locker room yesterday, and the day before that and the day before that! Now, about your team of toddlers ...
Baktu - I'm only having one! And it'll be a nooboo first!
Monika - *[email protected]#
Yes, Baktu has risen through the ranks of the Professional Sports Career and is currently at level 3 - Toddler Sports Coach
Then one night, this happened ...
Baktu - waffles! I want waffles for breakfast!
Agnes - fine, in the morning, I'm making waffles!
Baktu - that's very donkey of you, my dear
Agnes - are you calling me an ass? I know its big ... but ...
Baktu - no, Donkey from Shrek said that in the first movie.
Yes, that came to my my mind when I saw Agnes baking waffles one morning for breakfast. Believe me, I cringed as I thought it and when I started to type it.
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Sometime after the waffles discussion ... this happened
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Followed by this ...
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Then Baktu followed Aggie to the hospital like a little puppy ...
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Before Baktu got his wish for a little daughter ...
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A friendly artistic nooboo called Beyondthe.
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Aggie started the rooftop garden (I love that into the future growing plants carpet)
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With the harvestables she purchased on a shopping trip - only having four common harvestables in game meant I bought multiples of each (and also 10 of each fish available for sale); she also stopped by the bookstore to buy herself cookbooks and toddler development books for Beyondthe
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Meanwhile, Baktu put Beyondthe in her crib and returned to working on his athletic skill ... cardio this time and Aggie updated her look to a more modern (you might say futuristic) style
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Gardening in her pjs ... whatever will the neighbours think?!?

Gen 1 - Baktu Baysix: Level 4 Athletics Skill and Level 3 Career; Become a Superstar Athlete LTW; Discount Diner, Fertility Treatment, ? Unique LTRs; Best Friends: Agnes Baysix, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?; Hawking the Foam Finger, Health and Wellness Seminar, ?, ?, ?, ? Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned or Property fully upgraded; Museum: Young Adult Portrait
Gen 2 - Beyondthe Baysix: No Skill and No Career; No LTW; ?, ?, ? Unique LTRs; Best Friends: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?; No Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned or Property fully upgraded; No Museum Portraits



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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 11:48:13 PM »
This is really interesting! Will you be adding more expansion packs with each heir?

I'm actually doing abase game ID myself! Gen 3 just became a young adult. I look forward to seeing how this goes, and I'm really digging Aggie's new look.

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019, 04:27:23 PM »
Thanks Trident, I'm finding the Game Play new and refreshing. So much I'm accustomed to comes from the extra expansion and stuff packs, worlds and premium content - eg days off work due to marriage/babies, harvestables, Self Employed Careers, tablet for faster learning, my favourite LTRs etc. I am not, however, missing the celebrities. No, I'm not adding additional packs per generation. I am going for Hall of Fame with this ... here's hoping I get there.

I like the Aggie look as well. I figure, I've got Into the Future, I have to put up with a total lack of skill challenges from the base game skills, so I will clothe my sims with Into the Future outfits whenever possible AND use Into the Furniture Doors/Windows/Furniture/Furnishings/etc whenever possible. I like the look of them, and it makes me geek out to think they are using things inspired by Sci Fi and Space Exploration.



After Aggie's adult birthday was missed by me (she was in the back yard and spun and I thought oops), I kept a close eye on the darling little Beyondthe (henceforth Bey) as she spent three days asleep in her crib in between getting changed, fed, snuggled and played with by her parents.
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Birthday cake for the birthday girl
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Bey - It's green! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH
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Bey - A mirror! A chest of drawers! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! Let's crawl thatta way
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Bey Baysix New look [There are no hairs or costume makeups for toddler girls (with or without hats/additions with Into the Future) but there are outfits]
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While Bey read toddler books about painting, Baktu and Aggie discussed parenting responsibilities while eating copious amounts of cake.
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Aggie - I want to see Bey learn to walk and talk. They are two skills, and I don't have a job. I'll see that she can do both before childhood.
Baktu - *Sigh* I want to see Bey learn to potty and become a genius. I will look after her potty training.
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Bey - Red! Red! Red! while pointing at each colour in her books.
Aggie - You run your workshop tonight at Town Hall, don't you? You'd have enough time between now and then to perhaps potty train Bey.
Baktu - Fine
Aggie - and so I don't interrupt, or get called on to empty the potty between poops, I'm going to head out and get some special seeds you need some life fruit and death flowers.
Baktu - Whatever
Aggie - You wouldn't want to miss out on reaching immortality, now, would you, my dear?
Baktu - Oh, of course not.
Aggie - I mean ... I'm not doing this because I want to ... I'm only thinking of your dynasty!
Baktu - Just go, my love, I will look after the poop training.
Aggie - bye *and Aggie headed off at a fast pace*

And now for the latest musical to hit BroadSim ...

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Aggie *singing* - Find a special seed and put it in your pocket
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Baktu *singing* - you can poop it ... there's nothing to it
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Aggie *singing continues* - It'll grow into a plant one day
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Baktu *singing continues* - you can poop the whole day through
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Gen 1 - Baktu Baysix: Level 10 Athletics Skill (1/3 Skill Challenges) and Level 6 Career; Become a Superstar Athlete LTW; Discount Diner, Fertility Treatment, Collection Helper Unique LTRs; Best Friends: Agnes Baysix, Beyondthe Baysix, ?, ?, ?, ?; Hawking the Foam Finger, Health and Wellness Seminar, Inter-Office League, ?, ?, ? Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned or Property fully upgraded; Museum: Young Adult Portrait

Gen 2 - Beyondthe Baysix: Painting Skill and No Career; No LTW; ?, ?, ? Unique LTRs; Best Friends: Baktu Baysix, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?; Research Paper Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned or Property fully upgraded; Toddler, Child Portraits

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019, 12:45:27 AM »
Bey's a cutie! Lol, love how Aggie and Baktu split up the parenting duties. Team work makes the dream dynasty work!

I totally understand what you mean by finding the game play new and refreshing. I thought I would be bored with my own ID dynasty, but it's some of the most fun I've had Simming in ages! "Back to Basics" indeed, you really remember what's fun about the game. (But man do I miss the Motive Mobile.....)

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 06:07:36 AM »
I miss the Motive Mobile and the Dusty Old Lamp, the No Bills Ever ... LOL



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Aggie looked after teaching Bey to talk ...
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While Baktu worked out on the treadmill ...
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Then Aggie taught Bey to walk
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While Baktu worked out on the weights ...

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The Toddler portrait of our 2nd Generation heir

Toddler spam - some with Dadda and some by herself - and a tired little Bey.
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Then the big day arrives and little Toddler Bey has her birthday ...
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To become child Bey.
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And then the childhood makeover ...
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Gen 1 - Baktu Baysix: Supermaxed Athletics Skill; Level 8 Athletics Career League MVP; Become a Superstar Athlete LTW; Discount Diner, Fertility Treatment, Collection Helper Unique LTRs; Best Friends: Agnes Baysix, Beyondthe Baysix, ?, ?, ?, ?; Hawking the Foam Finger, Health and Wellness Seminar, Inter-Office League, Brand Image, Ticket Counting, ? Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned or Property fully upgraded; Museum: Young Adult, Adult Portraits

Gen 2 - Beyondthe Baysix: Level 7 Painting Skill; No Career; No LTW; ?, ?, ? Unique LTRs; Best Friends: Baktu Baysix, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?; Research Paper, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned or Property fully upgraded; Museum: Toddler, Child, Teen Portraits

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 12:55:52 PM »
Agnes strikes again!  ;D

Got to say,  I'm loving reading this! I bet it's 100% refreshing going back to the basics of the game. I don't think I could do it, but I applaud you!



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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2019, 07:33:55 PM »
Aggie's always had a special place in my heart, even more so since I've gotten to know an Agnes in real life ... Her name is also shortened to Aggie, but her surname is Kemenes. :)


Bey's childhood simply seemed to fly! Unlike her toddlerhood which conversely seemed to drag on forever. (I know that they are both the same length of time in game - I guess its the difference between the toddler at home needing to have other sims care for her versus the child at school.

As is my usual practice, Aggie gets started on Bey's portrait straight after the new look.
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Bey starts on her painting skill - due to toddler book learning, she starts at level 3 painting skill.
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She also does her homework each night and easily makes the A.
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At school each day she meets new friends and talks to them ... she was born early enough to have a couple of days of primary school with Donna Ursine. On her way home from school one day, she passed her parents ... doing parent things.
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Which they continued doing after she passed them.
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I mean ... parents do it. (Line borrowed from The Addams Family Musical)
Both Baktu and Aggie wanted Bey to be a genius on her age up ... so she became a genius and a teen!
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And Bey's Teen makeover with ITF hairstyle and clothing and base game makeup.
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After posing for her portrait, she went back to school for her first day as a high school student, and befriended Sandi French who was nearing the end of her schooling. Despite the age gap, Sandi went home with Bey to do homework ...
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Away from each other ...
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And to dance ... together.
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Some days she didn't take the bus, and instead road her bike to school.
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And her parents still did parent things to each other right outside their front door and right before she went to school most mornings.
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End of her first week of high school, and Bey has an A, and has managed to meet Sandi French (now a YA), Sam Sekemoto (late teen), Donna Ursine (teen) and Willard Keaton.
Game has killed Cornelia Goth rather early - Tuesday or Wednesday Week 4 - but Gunthor is still alive and kicking. The game has also made Mortimer the partner of Bebe Hart.

Next up, we study the athletic efforts of Baktu and the fishing exploits of Aggie.

Stats as at Friday Week 4
Gen 1 - Baktu Baysix: Supermaxed Athletics Skill; Level 9 Athletics Career Superstar Athlete; Become a Superstar Athlete LTW completed; Discount Diner, Fertility Treatment, Collection Helper Unique LTRs; Best Friends: Agnes Baysix, Beyondthe Baysix, Monika Morris, Leighton Sekemoto, Dustin Langerak, Narcissa Vatos; Hawking the Foam Finger, Health and Wellness Seminar, Inter-Office League, Brand Image, Ticket Counting, Spiraling Out Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned or Property fully upgraded; Museum: Young Adult, Adult Portraits

Gen 2 - Beyondthe Baysix: Level 7 Painting Skill; No Career; No LTW; ?, ?, ? Unique LTRs; Best Friends: Baktu Baysix, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?; Research Paper, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned or Property fully upgraded; Museum: Toddler, Child, Teen Portraits

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2019, 10:00:05 PM »
It's so nice to see Agnes and Baktu be so lovey-dovey It's adorable. A bit of an odd friendship between Bey and Sandi, but hey, if it works it works!

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2019, 01:07:35 PM »
Aggie has a special place in my heart as well. I have played her through thick and thin over the years. Reading about her again is tempting me to start a new Aggie game.

I love the ITF expansion, and I'm actually rather fond of the basegame. I never had the courage to play a dynasty though.

Enjoying the read here, too! Thanks for posting your story and keep up the good work :)
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2019, 07:07:34 PM »
This is going to be tricky with so few skills and jobs available. Best of luck!

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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2019, 07:19:26 PM »
Yep ... at least ITF comes with some skills and jobs lol ... oh and I forgot which of the gardening type activities gave you skill points and thought 'sending my founder to water the garden is ok, it is only planting and harvesting and weeding and fertilising that start off gardening skill ... WRONG! It was harvesting.

So now, I will have the following as supermaxes and careers, I think:
Baktu - Athletics/Athletics Career
Bey - Painting/Law Enforcement (Forensics) Career
3rd Gen - Logic/Medical Career
4th Gen - Cooking/Culinary Career
5th Gen - Fishing/Science Career
6th Gen - Handiness/Military Career
7th Gen - Writing/Journalism Career
8th Gen - Future Tech or Bot Building Skill/Business Career

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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 10:25:06 PM »
3rd Gen - Genius/Medical Career

You mean Logic, right?
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019, 10:26:45 PM »
Yes, of course, Logic not Genius ... I wrote genius to see if anyone was paying attention, of course I was *shifty eyes*

I know I promised the fishing exploits of Aggie and the athletic exploits of Baktu this update, but I got caught up with other things, and that hasn't really happened ... so instead of that, I give you a different update including a demonstration of why me writing poetry is a bad idea. :D

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As you know, Aggie and Baktu loved to do parent things outside their house in the broad daylight, which embarassed their teenage daughter, Bey immensely.
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And so Bey rushed to school ... in the background are Wilbert Keaton, Donna Ursine and a blondish/whitish haired girl whose name escapes me at the moment.

Bey worked her way ...
to an A ...
Hooray ...
and there she did stay ...
until her last teen day ...
on Week 5's Saturday ...
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Now that's out of my system, how about the others?

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Aggie is now gardening and fishing ...
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Baktu rides his bike to and from the sports stadium for his athletic career ...
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in between doing parent things with each other.
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Mortimer is painting and repairing and kissing Bebe in front of her father ...
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And trying to make a nooboo with Bebe at the theatre ...
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Wait a minute ... Mortimer?
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I have no idea what he's doing in this shot ... I just saw him doing it and snapped it :)

Let's go back a step. Mortimer's parents both died, and he was all alone in that big house with no one but ghosts for company ... and so his Aunty Aggie invited him to come and live with her, Baktu and his cousin, Bey. He is BF with Bella, but his partner is Bebe, and the lovely Bella also has a love interest ... Leighton Sekemoto ... Sam was potentially going to be Bey's hubby, but I think I might cause the game to implode if I then try to have the offspring of Leighton and Bella into the family, so we might go for Wilbert Keaton instead ... with awful name and can't stand art trait and all. I guess if I refer to Beyondthe as Bey, I could always refer to Wilbert as Bert or Ber.


Stats as at Wednesday Week 5
Gen 1 - Baktu Baysix: Supermaxed Athletics Skill; Level 9 Athletics Career Superstar Athlete; Become a Superstar Athlete LTW completed; Discount Diner, Fertility Treatment, Collection Helper Unique LTRs; Best Friends: Agnes Baysix, Beyondthe Baysix, Monika Morris, Leighton Sekemoto, Dustin Langerak, Narcissa Vatos; Hawking the Foam Finger, Health and Wellness Seminar, Inter-Office League, Brand Image, Ticket Counting, Spiraling Out Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned or Property fully upgraded; Museum: Young Adult, Adult Portraits

Gen 2 - Beyondthe Baysix: Level 7 Painting Skill; No Career; No LTW; ?, ?, ? Unique LTRs; Best Friends: Baktu Baysix, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?; Research Paper, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned or Property fully upgraded; Museum: Toddler, Child, Teen Portraits

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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2019, 03:25:57 AM »
House Tour

Figured I would give you a tour around my house to show off my extremely basic building abilities.
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The front of the house from across the road.

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The four downstairs bedrooms with roped off space for museum items at back of each room. Yellow Museum is Baktu's room, Red Museum is Bey's room, third room currently houses Mortimer. Aggie and Mortimer can access all rooms, Baktu can only access his room, Bey can only access her room. Baktu's exercise equipment is in his room, Bey's personal easel is in her room, each of their rooms also contain an all in one bathroom and a basic computer.

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The kitchen, dining and lounge room. Only Aggie and Mortimer can access the kitchen area. 2nd fridge, trash compactor and dish washer are in dining area. At moment, no tv in the lounge area, but they do have a book case with some books in it oh and a radio.

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Taking the steps upside, we come to the gardening area. This is really Aggie's domain, but all are encouraged to come and help out - I can see it now - 8 elderly people stooped over weeding, watering, planting, fertilizing and picking from their home garden. I bought the quick grow stand because I couldn't keep the water up to all of the plants, particularly the watermelons. Aggie had her traits slightly modified through a midlife crisis to give herself green thumb and bring the death flowers back to 'life'. This is directly above the kitchen/dining/lounge area on the lower floor.

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Here are bedrooms 5-8 for immortals 5-8. In time, these all in one bathrooms will be moved indoors, but for now they are outside to save Aggie et al having to go downstairs to shower etc after spending too long in the garden. Nothing overly exciting up here at the moment ... so if you'll use the stairs at the end of the verandah ... you can see the backyard.

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First of all, the fishing pond. This has been populated with fish purchased from the store. With only base game and ITF, there aren't many that can be purchased. Aggie does spend some time here.

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In the opposite corner to the fishing pond is the outdoor studio which is used to paint portraits of immortals. This gives the portrait artist and the person sitting (err standing) for the portrait a pleasant outlook while engaged in the museum pieces.

So basically that's the basic house of the Baysix family, it is nothing fancy, but it meets their basic(s) needs!

Note - You will see in the 2nd picture above (the ones containing the museum pieces for Baktu and Bey) that I've gone for the ITF easels rather than the base game easels. The easels with ITF are really cool, I think, because unlike with portraits painted on the base game (and all other easels in game) they can be put above each other. Handy for being able to paint the largest portrait size and not having to take up too much wall space.

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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2019, 07:20:06 AM »
Well, I think the house is awesome. Now I want the super garden thing too. Bought a cowplant set for the Goths earlier today. Just because. I didn't know about the functional feature of the "futuristic" paintings, and I agree that those easels are the coolest. Heck, a lot of ITF stuff is really fancy.

Sorry, had to giggle about the prospect of a Sekemoto overdose in the household ;D

I know you mentioned Willy (Will?) Keaton as a spouse candidate, but what about Arlo Bunch? Or one of the other smaller boy kids? Though I've never played a dynasty or legacy, so I don't know if it's best if the age is as close a match as possible.

Keep up the good work! I'm really into this story 8)

(Nice rhyme and also giggled at your logic response, by the way)
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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2019, 07:37:09 AM »
My main thing is I need someone to be able to paint Bey's portraits once Aggie dies. Aggie is 76 at the moment, and Bey is 3 days off YA. Then 21 to A, then 21 to E. So Aggie would have to live to 121 at least (and paint very quickly lol) to get all of them done. It is the main reason why I bring Mortimer into the household ... he has the artistic trait ... and in this case, the game gave him handiness. He takes over the painting of Bey's portraits for the museum. and portraits of Generation 3 until he dies. Then Bey paints portraits til the end.

There's no reason why I can't choose Arlo or Miraj or Malcolm as Bey's spouse, none at all (unless the game's hooked any or all of them up with someone else already).

And thank you, Nindigo, I am pleased I am entertaining you with the story.

Edited to add:
Well, it seems that Erin Kennedy is a cradle robber! I sent Mortimer to see his old school pal, Arlo, only to be beaten to the door by an elderly Erin Kennedy. Arlo invites her in and they start making out. LOL
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Ethan Bunch is the one to greet Mortimer at the door and invites him in. Then he heads upstairs. Guess who apparently got childish when he aged to YA :P
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Ethan, that's who :P

Mortimer then went and paid a visit on his lovely girlfriend, Bebe. Bebe went out to dinner with him at the diner but cut it short for two reasons both shown in this picture.
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1) She is pregnant - their special showing at the Theater
2) Fiona McIrish died and Grim showed up for her ghost.

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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2019, 03:25:54 PM »
Sims are so sensitive...cutting a lovely dinner short just because a nooboo is announcing its exsistence and an old lady dies at the neighboring table ::)

But I'm mightily curious about that nooboo's appearance when it's born and aged up. I suspect big dark eyes since both parents have that.

Great, now I ship Morty and Bebe. Maybe I should arrange something in my own Sunset Valley...

Go Erin! I'm a little bit of a cradle robber myself ;D Hmm...you'd think Arlo has maybe gone gold-digger - or perhaps he is simply making sure his nose isn't passed down :o
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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2019, 10:09:58 AM »
Fishing and Working Out.

I've been threatening promising an update on the fishing exploits of Aggie and the workouts of Baktu, and here it is. Unlucky you.
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Aggie fishing in the family pond in the Baysix Back Yard, house in the background.
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Yay, a tuna ... A tuna day keeps the doctor away ... or something like that.
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The view Aggie had while fishing at home.

Aggie went across the road to Summerhill Springs when she could fish with live bait and put some alley catfish on the hook.
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Success ... she caught Angel Fish!
Enough to stock the home pond and to head out to the dead center of town to do some early morning fishing and to show some real spirit.
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The big game is today - the final game of the season and so after waking, Baktu hits his personal gym at home.

First the weights ...
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Then some cardio ...
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Baktu's too impatient to wait for his drive, so he rides the bike
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To the stadium.
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He doesn't know it, but he's about to be named league MVP!
His team wins, its actually a shut out, and he permits himself to accept the ride home.
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He's now 3 days to elder birthday and reached the status of the Sports Legend (Level 10 Professional Sports Career). His lovely daughter, Bey, has just become a YA and it seems she has picked out a husband. More on that in a later update ...



Stats as at Wednesday Week 6
Gen 1 - Baktu Baysix: Supermaxed Athletics Skill; Level 10 Athletics Career Sports Legend; Become a Superstar Athlete LTW completed; Discount Diner, Fertility Treatment, Collection Helper Unique LTRs; Best Friends: Agnes Baysix, Beyondthe Baysix, Monika Morris, Leighton Sekemoto, Dustin Langerak, Narcissa Vatos; Hawking the Foam Finger, Health and Wellness Seminar, Inter-Office League, Brand Image, Ticket Counting, Spiraling Out Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned; Sunnyside Strand (renamed Baktu's Centre of Beach Games) Property fully upgraded; Museum: Young Adult, Adult Portraits

Gen 2 - Beyondthe Baysix: Level 9 Painting Skill; No Career; Forensic Specialist: Dynamic DNA Profiler LTW; Legendary Host, Extra Creative, ? Unique LTRs; Best Friends: Baktu Baysix, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?; Research Paper, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? Opportunities Completed; No Building Owned or Property fully upgraded; Museum: Toddler, Child, Teen, Young Adult Portraits

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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2019, 07:17:24 PM »
The blue hair really suit Aggie. I'm digging the museum!

It's nice to see Agnes living with her nephew. I think he's a good guy.

Good luck Bey and Backtu! You guys can do it!

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Re: Back To Basics ID - Family Tree & Current Household Members
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2019, 06:57:49 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement, Trident, I really do appreciate it.

Here's the Baysix family tree as it currently stands. Please note it is ahead of where my story is at the moment and is likely to remain so.  It therefore has some spoilers in it.

Here's the current Household Statistics ... spoilers also exist within - so open and view at own risk :)
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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2019, 10:42:02 PM »
Got to admit, Agnes is the real MVP here but go Backtu and Bey!
Just too a little peek at the family tree and I'm excited to see how it plays out!

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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2019, 02:16:09 PM »
I'm always sad to see the founders grow old - wah, Aggie :'(

She looks good in everything and every color, if you ask me, since my love for Sims is unconditional ::)

I find it rather humorous that Baktu is riding his bike (and to work) half naked. By the way, does he get some of that hairy chest from Austin Powers by any chance? ;D
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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2019, 07:22:31 PM »
Wednesday Week 6 to Tuesday Week 7

There has been much skilling and aging and activity going on in the Baysix house. Baktu and Leighton have joined Aggie in elderhood, Bey became a young adult and married the older Michael Bachelor (he's an adult), and their union has brought Generation 3, a friendly genius named Startwithe (Star for short), into the game. Mortimer has now aged to adult and has a son with Bebe, name of Juston Hart I think Sims 3 will allow Juston and Star to marry in time. Juston and Star are the children of cousins - Mortimer and Bey and their respective partners.

Firstly, Leighton and Sam Sekemoto both moved in. Through Michael, (or perhaps Mortimer) I discovered that Leighton and the lovely Bella were an item and I wanted to see that I got at least one offspring from that pairup into the game. Leighton is the same age as Baktu, and like Baktu is now an elder and rockin' an ITF style hairdo and facial hair.
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My choice for his elder clothes ... not so much rocking going on. Tamra Bachelor is his daughter with Bella, looking at the in game family tree, she's a neurotic loner. His LTW of surrounded by family was not going to occur, so I've given him the change LTW reward and he's now going for The Perfect Garden.

Mortimer Goth has just hit level 10 skill in handiness and has repaired enough electrical devices to be called an electrician. Here, he is upgrading one of the family's stereos by giving it improved speakers.
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Mortimer and his girlfriend, Bebe Hart have a son, Juston Hart, who is now in primary school and is a frugal absent minded virtuouso ... so he could be a world famous musician if he remembered to spend money on the instrument and music lessons, that is. :D Mortimer's LTW is Master of the Arts. He doesn't have a career.

Sam Sekemoto has joined the world of the culinary career. I really want that fridge pre cooking immortal and Sam is the sim to get it for me. Here he is, working on his cooking skill by preparing the evening meal.
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He has a naughty reputation, poor kid and it is due to the watcher. :P The game assigned him as the girlfriend to a new sim by the name of Nancy Morena. Nancy has a twin sister named Helen Morena ... well, they look identical anyway ... I sent Sam to their house and ummm had him flirting and so forth with Helen by mistake. Then when I realised that, I changed him to flirting with Nancy. I then sent Sam and BOTH his lady friends, Nancy and Heather to the town theatre. Bad mistake, as I sent him in with both of them, and had him woohoo with Helen (by mistake) and then had him try for baby with Nancy (on purpose). Outcome:- Sam is the girlfriend of Nancy and the romantic interest of Helen. He has a naughty reputation, has two active romances and has cheated with both sisters on the other sister. It doesn't seem that either of them has fallen pregnant with Sam. Poor Sam. Like Mortimer, he wants to be a master of the arts.

Michael Baysix (nee Bachelor) and Bey Baysix seem well suited to each other.
Romance between them,
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getting married,
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woohooing in the all in one bathrooom,
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having a baby,
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sleeping together
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Aggie is just wonderful as always.
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and is making sure that Bey knows everything she needs to know about painting.
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Having just aged up to toddler, Star had a birthday party with the household and some 'excitement' happened ...
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Mortimer was on hand though and grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out that fire in a snap and so Star changed her hair and clothing. Her mother, Bey's favourite colour is red, hers, on the other hand, is violet, and it seems to go nicely with a yellow trim for her.
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Baktu is now an elder. He had to wait for the lovely Aggie to learn ambrosia after painting his portrait. He also has to get the money to buy a building and throw a party to confirm his best friends before eating ambrosia and becoming immortal.
His museum (including extra pieces - portrait of Aggie and his athletics skill certificate).
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Yes, he may be an elder and shortly to be immortal, and he may be a sports legend who can rock joggers and dinner suit, but he is still the Potty Poppy and needs to show off his mad potty training skills.
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Stats as at Tuesday Week 7
Gen 1 - Baktu Baysix: Elder: Traits: Flirty, Great Kisser, Athletic, Friendly, Loves the Outdoors; married Agnes Baysix (Crumplebottom)
Unique Supermaxed Skill: Athletics (Level 10/all skill challenges);
Maxed Career: Level 10 Athletics Career Sports Legend;
Unique LTW: Become a Superstar Athlete;
Unique LTRs: Discount Diner, Fertility Treatment, Collection Helper
Unique Best Friends: Agnes Baysix, Beyondthe Baysix, Monika Morris, Leighton Sekemoto, Dustin Langerak (ceased to be Wednesday Week 7), Narcissa Vatos, Marty Keaton;
Unique Opportunities: Hawking the Foam Finger, Health and Wellness Seminar, Inter-Office League, Brand Image, Ticket Counting, Spiraling Out;
Building fully owned: Everfresh Delights Supermarket (renamed Baktu's Fresh Food Mart);
Property fully upgraded: Sunnyside Strand (renamed Baktu's Centre of Beach Games);
Museum: Young Adult, Adult, Elder Portraits

Gen 2 - Beyondthe (Bey) Baysix: Young Adult: Traits: Good, Artistic, Genius, Perfectionist, Hopeless Romantic; Married Michael Baysix (nee Bachelor)
Unique Supermaxed Skill: Painting (Level 10, 2 skill challenges completed);
Maxed Career: Law Enforcement (Level 1);
Unique LTW: Forensic Specialist-Dynamic DNA Profiler (not completed);
Unique LTRs: Legendary Host, Extra Creative, ?
Unique Best Friends: Baktu Baysix, Michael Baysix, Mortimer Goth, Sam Sekemoto, ?, ?
Unique Opportunities: Research Paper, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?
Building fully owned: None Yet;
Property fully upgraded: None Yet;
Museum: Toddler, Child, Teen, Young Adult, ?, ? Portraits

Gen 3 - Startwithe (Star) Baysix: Toddler: Traits: Genius, Friendly, ?, ?, ?;
Unique Supermaxed Skill: ?;
Unique Maxed Career: ?;
Unique LTW: ?;
Unique LTRs: ?, ?, ?;
Unique Best Friends: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?;
Unique Opportunities: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?;
Building fully owned: None Yet;
Property fully upgraded: None Yet;
Museum: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? Portraits

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Re: Back To Basics ID - Baktu Immortal
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2019, 03:26:25 AM »
Not the usual update, Baysix fans, but a special one to announce that as of Friday of Week 7, Baktu Baysix is an immortal.
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His Stats at immortality are as follows:
Immortal: Traits: Flirty, Great Kisser, Athletic, Friendly, Loves the Outdoors; married Agnes Baysix (Crumplebottom)
Unique Supermaxed Skill: Athletics (Level 10/all skill challenges);
Maxed Career: Level 10 Athletics Career Sports Legend;
Unique LTW: Become a Superstar Athlete;
Unique LTRs: Discount Diner, Fertility Treatment, Collection Helper
Unique Best Friends: Agnes Baysix, Beyondthe Baysix, Monika Morris, Leighton Sekemoto, Dustin Langerak (ceased to be Wednesday Week 7), Narcissa Vatos, Marty Keaton;
Unique Opportunities: Hawking the Foam Finger, Health and Wellness Seminar, Inter-Office League, Brand Image, Ticket Counting, Spiraling Out;
Building fully owned: Everfresh Delights Supermarket (renamed Baktu's Fresh Food Mart);
Property fully upgraded: Sunnyside Strand (renamed Baktu's Centre of Beach Games);
Museum: Young Adult, Adult, Elder Portraits
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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2019, 09:13:54 AM »
Congrats, Bak & Dek! Well done ;D
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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2019, 01:46:03 PM »
Congratulations Baktu! And welcome, Star!

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Re: Back To Basics ID - Awkward Conversations
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2019, 08:19:56 AM »
Awkward Conversations

It is Saturday week 7 in the Baysix house and Leighton and Sam sit down at the family breakfast table for a father-son chat.
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Leighton - I heard an interesting thing at work yesterday.
Sam - Yeah?
Leighton - Yeah, it involved you and your extra curricular activities.
Sam - What do you mean 'extra curricular activities?'
Leighton - I mean ... first of you it was you and Nancy Moreno.
Leighton - then while you were there, her father found you with her sister ...
Sam - that's right, you mean, Heather, her twin.
Leighton - but you've actually since then been backstage at the theater with Claire's daughter.
Sam - you mean, Donna, we're good friends, you know.
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Leighton - if what I hear is true, you're a bit more than good friends.
Sam - no, we're not best friends yet. Besides, what about you?
Leighton - what do you mean, what about me?
Sam - I mean, dad, I've got a little half sister! You and Bella!?!
Leighton - we were both adults! Well technically, she was a young adult ... but ...
Sam - Dad! She was best friends with Mortimer! The two of them were an item in school! I remember hearing about it. I almost get the feeling that if she ever disappeared, that Mortimer would not move on with his life, but rather go on looking for her ...
Leighton - That may have happened in another place and time, some kind of bizarro world, but here, she and I have a daughter. Tamra. Besides, Sam, Mortimer isn't doing too much pining for her since he met Bebe. I mean, those two have had a son together ...
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Leighton - oh, hi Mortimer
Mortimer - Hi Leighton, how's Bella and Tamra?
Leighton - Good thanks, Mortimer, and Bebe and your son?
Mortimer - Going well, Leighton. Juston's now in primary school, just a bit older than Tamra and Star. Wouldn't it be cool if Juston and Tamra joined the household and kept our genes going in the game just a little bit longer?
Sam - Shouldn't they be able to ...
Mortimer - you know Sam, you and either Heather or Nancy or Donna should hurry up and have a kid, then they too could join the household.
Sam - I err ... well we are trying. But I still think that we should ... Wait, did someone say KFC?


Stats as at Saturday Week 7

Gen 1 - Baktu Baysix: Immortal: Traits: Flirty, Great Kisser, Athletic, Friendly, Loves the Outdoors; married Agnes Baysix (nee Crumplebottom)
Unique Supermaxed Skill: Athletics (Level 10/all skill challenges);
Maxed Career: Level 10 Athletics Career Sports Legend;
Unique LTW: Become a Superstar Athlete;
Unique LTRs: Discount Diner, Fertility Treatment, Collection Helper
Unique Best Friends: Agnes Baysix, Beyondthe Baysix, Monika Morris, Leighton Sekemoto, Dustin Langerak (ceased to be Wednesday Week 7), Narcissa Vatos, Marty Keaton;
Unique Opportunities: Hawking the Foam Finger, Health and Wellness Seminar, Inter-Office League, Brand Image, Ticket Counting, Spiraling Out;
Building fully owned: Everfresh Delights Supermarket (renamed Baktu's Fresh Food Mart);
Property fully upgraded: Sunnyside Strand (renamed Baktu's Centre of Beach Games);
Museum: Young Adult, Adult, Elder Portraits

Gen 2 - Beyondthe (Bey) Baysix: Young Adult: Traits: Good, Artistic, Genius, Perfectionist, Hopeless Romantic; Married Michael Baysix (nee Bachelor)
Unique Supermaxed Skill: Painting (Level 10, 2 skill challenges completed);
Maxed Career: Law Enforcement (Level 2);
Unique LTW: Forensic Specialist-Dynamic DNA Profiler (not completed);
Unique LTRs: Legendary Host, Extra Creative, ?
Unique Best Friends: Baktu Baysix, Michael Baysix, Mortimer Goth, Sam Sekemoto, ?, ?
Unique Opportunities: Research Paper, The Wrong Pair of Shoes Shoes, ?, ?, ?, ?
Building fully owned: None Yet;
Property fully upgraded: None Yet;
Museum: Toddler, Child, Teen, Young Adult, ?, ? Portraits

Gen 3 - Startwithe (Star) Baysix: Toddler: Traits: Genius, Friendly, ?, ?, ?;
Unique Supermaxed Skill: ?;
Unique Maxed Career: ?;
Unique LTW: ?;
Unique LTRs: ?, ?, ?;
Unique Best Friends: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?;
Unique Opportunities: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?;
Building fully owned: None Yet;
Property fully upgraded: None Yet;
Museum: Toddler, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? Portraits

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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2019, 04:56:45 AM »
Ah, the mandatory concerns of Sims in a legacy. Don't be embarrassed. Even though I don't do challenges, I sometimes opt for multiple partners for my Sims as well. Mainly to satisfy my curiosity about the outcome of their combined genetics. Ethics are for real life ;)

So, since Donna is thinking about her mom - has Claire finally passed on?

Seriously though, Dek, ya need to capture some next-gen toddlers and kids. Please? ;D <3
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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2019, 02:24:18 PM »
OK, so I thought playing a base-game-only dynasty was a bit mad.  Adding in ITF, with all of its opportnity suppression, is just plain perverse :P.

(Although I have to admit that the futuristic styles do suit dear Aggie.)  Good luck!

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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2019, 10:25:17 PM »
I wanted to play with the extra skills and careers provided by ITF, plus I am mad. :D

Thanks for the luck

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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2019, 08:33:49 PM »
Awkward, awakwsrd, awkward conversations. Yikes. Poor pollinators.

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« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2019, 10:20:39 PM »
Poor pollinators. It must be rough juggling that many people. XD

I love the little nod to Mortimer and Bella being together in another world. It's almost like Sam is too smart for his own good.

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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2019, 02:41:15 AM »
(Sunday week 8)

Tonight

Aggie has maxed painting, cooking and gardening and has completed one skill challenge from each.
She has lived long enough to see her daughter, Bey married to Michael Bachelor, and her grand daughter, Star born and grown into a toddler.
She has painted all the portraits that have so far come into the Baysix museum - all 3 of her hubbies portraits, the first 4 of Bey's portraits and Star's toddler portrait.
She has grown the life fruit, caught the death fish, learnt the ambrosia recipe, cooked the ambrosia and cultivated the death flower for Baktu's immortality ... and has several more home grown death flowers in storage for the future immortals. Oh ... and she also stocked the family pond with alley catfish, angelfish and death fish.
She even changed her lifetime wish from illustrious author to renaissance sim ... so is it too much to ask for a bit of peace and quiet and to let her fish alone as she tries to get to level 10 fishing?
Apparently the answer is a resounding "YES!", according to her nephew, Mortimer and her son-in-law Michael, if this picture is anything to go by.
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Mortimer - Hi Aunt Aggie, you don't mind if Mike and I fish with you, do you?
Michael - Of course she won't mind, she's nice like that.
Agnes - Mind? I have no mind, I'm the valley idiot.
Mortimer - We'll just be fishing over there, Aunt Aggie. We'll leave you in peace.
Michael - Actually, the fish aren't biting for us here ... and Sam's back home ... let's go across the road.
Agnes - Thank you my dears. I'm pleased to see you two are using your time wisely. Look at me, I'm 92, how much time have I got left? I got to see Star be born *she smiles over at Michael* but I am tired, oh so tired ... tonight
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So that Aggie can spend her time fishing, the duties of tending the roof top garden has fallen primarily to Leighton. Leighton retired at level 6 of the professional sport career so he could turn to his life time wish of presenting the perfect garden. He's 81 and has 1 of his 8 perfect plants at the moment.
Leighton - Some weeds need to be pulled, some fruit and vegetable harvested, some barren plants need to be binned and some new seeds need to be planted.
Leighton - Pull, Harvest, Bin, Plant, again! Pull, Harvest, Bin, Plant, again! Oh dear, I forgot that now is when the watering starts ... tonight.
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The camera moves again and we are brought to Bey's bedroom, where Baktu and Star are bonding ...
Baktu - Please don't you cry, little darling Star, I promise we're all here for you, The swing is on slow, so you can sleep, and I promise, no claws will attack you,
Star - Poppy!
Baktu - you are a toddler, about to enter childhood, so pretty in pink and blue, one day when you're older a sim will fall in love with you
Star - Poppy!
Baktu - you'll marry someone when you're older and wiser, and sadly watch him go grey, but you will live forever and a day,
Star - Poppy!
Baktu - you're so pretty, oh so pretty, you're so pretty and cute, its true, I'm so happy to say I'll always be there for you
Star - Poppy! *falls sleeps*
Baktu - Tonight
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And the camera leaves that scene and pans to the painting studio in the backyard of the baysix property where the outdoor painting studio is being used by Bey Baysix.
Bey - I'm gonna paint a painting tonight, watch me paint a painting tonight, my little star's asleep inside, and I'm out beneath the stars, so watch me paint a painting tonight.
*dabbing at palette*
Bey - I've razzle dazzled at my painting, and I'm working as a cop, I've read all about the wrong pair of shoes, so to the underwater pineapple I won't drop
*pauses for a moment*
Bey - for my career I had to learn logic, which was perhaps a bad mistake, but when I join forensics, the criminals will quiver and shake ...
*gazes out over the ocean*
Bey - let me paint till I'm out on my feet, tomorrow I am on the beat, I've brought an apple that when I'm hungry I will eat, so let me make this painting complete ...
Bey - Tonight!
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By now Michael and Mortimer made their way across the street to the fishing spot and were joined by Sam, home from work at the diner.
Sam - Oh what a night! I got locked inside the cold store! Was let out cause I hit repeatedly on the door, oh what terror I felt tonight
Michael - Oh what a night! Aggie asked me and Mort to go away, she wanted to be left to her memories today, So we surrendered tonight
Mortimer - Oh what a night! Aunty Agnes is awesome and oh so right, finally I think we've seen the light, what a lady she is ...
Sam/Michael/Mortimer - Tonight.

Watcher Note - Agnes is not yet dead ... I just felt like having fun with this update.

See if you can pick out the musicals and/or songs I've referenced in big and small ways in the above <G>

Stats as at Sunday Week 8

Gen 1 - Baktu Baysix: Immortal: Traits: Flirty, Great Kisser, Athletic, Friendly, Loves the Outdoors; married Agnes Baysix (nee Crumplebottom)
Unique Supermaxed Skill: Athletics (Level 10/all skill challenges);
Maxed Career: Level 10 Athletics Career Sports Legend;
Unique LTW: Become a Superstar Athlete;
Unique LTRs: Discount Diner, Fertility Treatment, Collection Helper
Unique Best Friends: Agnes Baysix, Beyondthe Baysix, Monika Morris, Leighton Sekemoto, Dustin Langerak (ceased to be Wednesday Week 7), Narcissa Vatos, Marty Keaton;
Unique Opportunities: Hawking the Foam Finger, Health and Wellness Seminar, Inter-Office League, Brand Image, Ticket Counting, Spiraling Out;
Building fully owned: Everfresh Delights Supermarket (renamed Baktu's Fresh Food Mart);
Property fully upgraded: Sunnyside Strand (renamed Baktu's Centre of Beach Games);
Museum: Young Adult, Adult, Elder Portraits

Gen 2 - Beyondthe (Bey) Baysix: Young Adult: Traits: Good, Artistic, Genius, Perfectionist, Hopeless Romantic; Married Michael Baysix (nee Bachelor)
Unique Supermaxed Skill: Painting (Level 10, 2 skill challenges completed);
Maxed Career: Law Enforcement (Level 2);
Unique LTW: Forensic Specialist-Dynamic DNA Profiler (not completed);
Unique LTRs: Legendary Host, Extra Creative, ?
Unique Best Friends: Baktu Baysix, Michael Baysix, Mortimer Goth, Sam Sekemoto, ?, ?
Unique Opportunities: Research Paper, The Wrong Pair of Shoes Shoes, ?, ?, ?, ?
Building fully owned: None Yet;
Property fully upgraded: None Yet;
Museum: Toddler, Child, Teen, Young Adult, ?, ? Portraits

Gen 3 - Startwithe (Star) Baysix: Toddler: Traits: Genius, Friendly, ?, ?, ?;
Unique Supermaxed Skill: ?;
Unique Maxed Career: ?;
Unique LTW: ?;
Unique LTRs: ?, ?, ?;
Unique Best Friends: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?;
Unique Opportunities: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?;
Building fully owned: None Yet;
Property fully upgraded: None Yet;
Museum: Toddler, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? Portraits

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Re: Back To Basics ID - GRAVEYARD PLEASE
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2019, 06:21:10 PM »
Oh dear ...

Due to Watcher inattention this attempt has failed :( Let us explain

'Twas Monday of week 8 and Aggie felt all light headed and floaty and stuff, she even received a visit from a guy that was tall, dark and handsome!?!
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The watcher was confuzzked (nothing new there, he is confuzzled at least twice a day, and three times every Sunday, and four times when it is the 4th day of August, given it was the 4th of August and a Sunday, the 3 times for it being Sunday and 4 times for it being the 4th day of August, were multiplied together). No one came to mourn her. Well, her hubby had just gone to work, so he's excused, her daughter was coming home from work, so she's excused, her grand daughter was in her swing, so she's excused, the Sekemotos, Leighton and Sam (aka the live ins) were out - Sam was working at the diner and Leighton decided that beds were too comfortable and slept on a park bench outside the bookshop.


Her nephew and her son in law? NOT EXCUSED!

Her son-in-law, Michael, was across the other side of the family pond, FISHING! No gnashing of teeth, no endless waling, not even a slight sob.
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Her nephew, Mortimer, was upstairs, upgrading all in one bathrooms! He didn't come running, nothing like that.

And no one had the mourning moodlet
What was going on?
Our confuzzled Watcher went back to look at the interplay between reaper and reapee. The swan dive through the air and ... Aggie turned solid.
Our confuzzled Watcher mouthed a very not nice or polite word at that point, which started with f and rhymed with luck ... yes, it was fire-truck.
And saw with mounting horror that tall dark and handsome spoke directly to Agnes, his voice deep and terrible and rasping, but yet was also filled with tenderness and amazement "Aww Agnes, that is so sweet of you! I need to hurry home and put this flower in water! I know just the right vase ..."

So, at least I know what happened and I've found yet another way of failing this challenge.

I have never given a deathflower to Grimm before either on purpose or by accident. I will also make sure to not only check in on my sims for their current status and moods on starting to play a game again, but also on the status of their inventories.

So yeah, graveyard please. :(