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Re: Power of 10/5.27: Halfway There! (12 Nov update)
« Reply #200 on: November 12, 2019, 11:21:03 AM »
Yeah, all that old fogie stuff. LOL

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Re: Power of 10/5.27: Halfway There! (12 Nov update)
« Reply #201 on: November 16, 2019, 06:11:14 AM »
@sdhoey
That was the teenage Kahlua imagining how outdated her parents are.
Her parents no doubt think Kahlua and Chai have terrible taste in music. :D



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Power of 10/5.28: Bye, Bye, Brindleton Bay! (16 Nov update)
« Reply #202 on: November 16, 2019, 06:37:33 AM »
5.27: Bye Bye, Brindleton Bay!


Mocha, frolicking in Granite Falls during our recent trip.


Tuesday, Week 30

Mocha: Why are you home from school today? Aren't you a teen anymore?
Kengo: I'm still a teen, so I'm not sure why I didn't head for school.
When it was time for school, Kahlua and Chai left but I turned around and came back inside the house.

Mocha: Well, then, how are things with the family. Everything cool?


Kengo: I think so. This morning before school, Kahlua and I took a yoga class.
She's already Leve 5 Wellness but I don't know what level I am. Still, I didn't fall over once!
Mocha: Good job!  What else?

Kengo: After Kahlua and Chai left for school, Rafael tried to mentor me in Logic, Handiness, and Painting.
Mocha: And…?


Kengo: He couldn't mentor me in those three skills. Does that mean I've maxed them?
Mocha: Not sure. But if so, excellent! So now you can just hang out here and relax, right?

Kengo: Erm, not exactly…I'm still "under the influence," so to speak.


Kahlua: After school, we get a notice that Mocha's an elder now.
So I run over and give him one of my two Age-Down Treats right away.
There, Mocha! You're an adult cat again!


Learning that our founder's spirit is fading, Grandma Bea convenes a Meeting of the Heirs.
Grandma, Papa Rafael, and I discuss what to do about all the family ghosts.
We reach a decision: Keep only the graves of the founder, the heirs, and their spouses.

At the graveyard, Papa and I strengthen the connections of the founder Erwin and his wife Mia.


Uncle Tomas and sister Chai are shocked by what happens to the ancestral spares.
We release their spirits to the Netherworld then destroy their graves.
It can't be helped! You know what happened at Pan Europa last week!
We saw more family ghosts there than townies!


Early Wednesday morning, I realize Chai and I have only four more days of high school.
I ask Papa to write me an excuse note for today, while I write one for Chai.
Do you think I resemble him?


Soon after, Kengo ages up to a young adult.
His third trait is Insider, which is fine. Not desirable, but not undesirable, either.

I'm afraid he might feel sad because we couldn't celebrate his birthday with a cake.
But he seems to be feeling happy, as usual.


Thursday morning, we all get dressed up and go out to Shimuzu for brunch.
I'd heard Newcrest suffers from constant thunderstorms.
What a delight to visit in the afternoon and enjoy such pleasant summer weather.


Kahlua: Kengo, what do you think of this neighborhood? I'm thinking I'd like to move here.
My entire family loves you, you know. And so do I, of course.
Do you think you'd want to live here in Newcrest with me someday?

Kengo: My beloved underage girlfriend, I've been ready since the day I crashed your toddler play date!


We spend from morning till night at Pupperstone Park, working on Project Mocha.
First, we double-dose Mocha and a female feline named Chloe with Nuzzlenip to get them flirty.
Then, we encourage Mocha to mate with Chloa.
Mocha must have approached Chloe 6-7 times, but she just isn't interested.


Chloe: Excuse me? Nuzzlenip makes me feel flirty, not desperate!


Saturday is Summer Solstice, so we party down at Ohan'ali Beach.
My parents and Chai all enjoy a successful holiday, but me?
Papa Rafael ends the holiday before I'm even done celebrating it.

Apparently, I'm not supposed to be earning any more satisfaction points. Hmmph!


I love Sulani! Why don't I get to move to Sulani?
As the future heir, I've done everything right.
And look how hard I've worked to groom Kengo into the perfect spouse!

Watcher says she needs me elsewhere to fill a most important dynasty role.
What could that be?


Rafael: This is so relaxing! I wish I could have built a pool at home instead of that hot tub.
According to Watcher, Fitness might become a unique skill.

C'mon! Fitness really needs to be a shared dynasty skill.
How can anyone, even a tourist, truly enjoy Sulani without being able to swim?


Kahlua: Near where I dock the outrigger, I find an "ordinary" conch shell.
Thinking I might find me some merpeeps, I take it to the Sand Bar and blow it.

So many sims show up!  Then I realize it's Singles Night.  D'oh.
No merpeep-esque reaction from any of the young adults who crowd the Sand Bar, though.


Papa Rafael introduces me to a fella with the most perfect traits.
Hawea Faamoana is a creative, family-oriented foodie.
Meanwhile, if you recall, I am a creative foodie.



Sunday, Week 31

We go back to Sulani the next day, so I can get to know Hawea better.
Not only does Hawea share my dark skin, but we also share so many interests.
Imagine when I'm visiting restaurants as a critic--Hawea would make the perfect companion!

Before I know it, I've asked him to be my best friend! But what do I do about Kengo?


When we all return home, my parents remember why they wanted that hot tub in the first place.
They're hoping for twin boys this time.
I'm crossing my fingers for a younger brother or two as well.


Kengo: What am I gonna do? Kahlua and I aren't even best friends anymore!
Mocha: That Hawea is just an unemployed bar regular. Let me have a chat with her.

Kengo: Please help. Tell her that I've always…
Mocha: I know, I know. You first met her when you were six years old.
Dude, you need to talk to her. Make sure she knows how much you care!


Kahlua (to herself): Mocha's right. I couldn't ask for a better husband than Kengo.
Plus Kengo says I can even change the color of his skin and hair, if I want.

Kengo (to Mocha via telepathy): Phew, that was a close call!
Mocha (to Kengo via telepathy): You're telling me! Sheesh!


Kahlua: Papa Rafael's looking positively pudgy these days.
I encourage him to have some Taste of Diet ice cream.
Look at my hunky father after two bowls of Taste of Diet!
It's easy to take for granted just how attractive my parents are!


Kahlua: Seriously, Mocha?
You wait until the morning of the night I'm moving out to get sick?
Mocha: Uh, "someone" nearly decided to run off with a fly-by-night bar regular. I got stressed out, okay?
Kengo's trying so hard to be what your family wants him to be. How can you not see that? Bah!


It's my birthday!
As of today, I am a creative, foodie snob.  Perfect traits for a food critic, don't you think?

Welp, it's time to say bye bye to Brindleton Bay. See you next time at my new home.
Let's go, Mocha! What are you waiting for?





Kahlua's move-out requirements: 0/10
   1. Career: Food Critic 0
   2. Unique skill: none yet
   3. Earned 10,000 satisfaction points:  7,475/10,000
   4. Earned $10,000: $6,160/$10,000
   5. 4/10 good friends (including 2/2 non-human)
   6. 0/10 odd jobs
   7. 0/10 parties
   8. 2/10 emotional whims
   9. 0/10 community lots for min. 2 hrs each
   10. 0/10-item collection:

Watcher's Remarks
*"Ordinary" conch shell: Blowing it attracts merfolk and, when you blow it nearby, elicits a physical reaction unique to merfolk.
  Took forever to find one but then we didn't discover any merfolk. Do they respawn as often as vampires do?

*Themed nights: During spouse hunts, I need to remember to take my sims to bars/clubs on Friday (Ladies Night), Saturday (Singles Night), and Sunday (Guys Night).
  My sims met so many new YA sims at the Sand Bar on Singles Night! Haha, I'd completely forgotten how helpful they are for spawning new sims.

*Hawea Faamoana: He is so cute and his traits are a perfect match for Kahlua.
  Except Family-Oriented, which is a great trait for a stay-at-home dad.
  Hawea is hands-down the best-looking Polynesian sim we've met so far. I wavered…

*Mocha's mating: Grrrr, all the fails are so frustrating. It's unfair that a cat or dog can run away and return home pregnant,
  but we can't get our pet to mate with a pet from another household because their friendship isn't high enough.
  I'd like to see Mocha's kittens, but not enough to adopt another cat and deal with a brood. *sighs

*Mocha's the first cat my sims have owned that hasn't frequently run away.
  I don't know if Mocha's a wonderful cat or if pets running away has been tweaked.   Anyway, I'm grateful, Mocha.

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Re: Power of 10/5.28: Bye, Bye, Brindleton Bay! (16 Nov update)
« Reply #203 on: November 16, 2019, 07:27:56 PM »
Oooh, spouse-drama right at the end.  You made the right choice, Kahlua.  Kengo will be a great spouse.

I'm going to miss Seiji and Rafael, though.  At least Mocha gets to come along to the next town.   :)

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Re: Power of 10/5.28: Bye, Bye, Brindleton Bay! (16 Nov update)
« Reply #204 on: November 21, 2019, 02:23:46 AM »
Oooh, spouse-drama right at the end.  You made the right choice, Kahlua.  Kengo will be a great spouse.

I'm going to miss Seiji and Rafael, though.  At least Mocha gets to come along to the next town.   :)
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Once Kahlua's kids are toddlers, her parents and grandparents are usually visiting to help with mentoring. :D
Not all the time, but quite often.

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Power of 10/6.29: How You Like Me Now?! (21 Nov update)
« Reply #205 on: November 21, 2019, 02:42:48 AM »
6.29: How You Like Me Now?


Tuesday, Week 31

It's me, Kengo! After almost getting dumped, I'm back in the game!
And I've decided to do the narrating this time, so you can hear my side of the story.

Anyway, after Kahlua and Mocha move out, I wait for her phone call..
It doesn't take her long to ask me over to her new place at Rippling Flat, Newcrest.
She invites me to move in with her soon after I arrive.


For some reason, I've always lived alone, even as a primary-school student.
On moving in, I add a little over $49k to Kahlusa's household funds.
And all those school projects and the mentoring did not go to waste.

Here are my skill levels when I move in. I'm gonna be helpful as heck!
Level 10: Logic, Painting, and Violin.
Level 9: Fishing and Handiness.
Level 6 Gardening.
Level 4: Parenting and Rocket Science.
Level 3: Cooking and Wellness.


Kahlua and I agree that we like the interior layout of her parent's Cape Cod home.
But we want the exterior to  look like a Queen Anne. So that's the plan!

Watcher immediately begins building  until we're suddenly dangerously low on funds.
Kahlua reassures me that we'll have more cash coming in real soon. What a relief!


After Kahlua became BFFs with the Polynesian bar fly, I made her a promise.
If she came back to me, I'd let her recolor my skin and hair, if she'd like.

Well, I've since renegotiated that promise. She won't be giving me the makeover.
I'll be giving myself the makeover. Spare a brother a little dignity, please!


Choosing darker skin changes my look so much!
Next, I switch my hairstyle to a fade and make a few wardrobe changes.
Now, I don't even need to change my hair color.

How you like me now?


Watcher spent so much money on our house that we can't afford a nice bed.
The thought of a public sauna or her parents' bed doesn't really appeal to us.
But Kahlua and I both have fond memories of that hot tub in Brindleton Bay!


It's a little awkward kneeling on the slippery tile to propose.
If we go outside the hot tub, though, I'm afraid her family will come to chat.
Kahlua says yes and we're officially engaged!


There's no better place to have a wedding and reception than San Myshuno's Central Park.
Why buy all the stuff to host a wedding party at home, when Central Park's fully equipped?
Um, yes, where were we? Through sickness and through health…


It's a small wedding. The guests are almost entirely her relatives.
She also invites the bar fly and Pan Europa's DJ.
Considering Kahlua's a watched sim, she doesn't know many people.
Still, it must be great to grow up surrounded by family.


You wouldn't believe how relieved I feel after the wedding ceremony!
Kahlua and I are married!
That day when she considered leaving me for the Hawaiian guy seems like just a bad dream.


As soon as Kahlua figures we'll be earning a gold medal soon, she takes a pregnancy test.
She's eating for two, just as we'd hoped!
Time to end this party and go home.


From our great room, we can see the river flowing south of our lot.
The two of us discuss our plans for the rest of the week.
Kahlua joins the Critic career.
I'll be staying home to take care of just about everything else.


We want to visit San Myshuno's Art Quarter to buy carrots for Kahlua.
On the way, we visit Spice Market for Kahlua's first daily task.
Doing her daily task and negotiating a bonus give her a huge performance boost.
If she didn't have Friday off, she wouldn't even need to work on Thursday!

Look! There's that immortal San Myshuno landlord again, stuffing his face!


On Wednesday, we go on dates to Desert Bloom and Magnolia Blossom Parks.
By now, Kahlua's earned enough satisfaction to buy our first money tree.
Let's go home to plant that!


We spend the rest of the day fishing at Magnolia Promenade.
I'm clearly the winner of our fishing expedition today.
Kahlua catches 4 dragon fruit and 2 cowplant berries.
Meanwhile, I catch a whopping 8 dragon fruit plus 5 cowplant berries.
Who's your daddy?


Do you remember the open ceiling of the Brindleton Bay house's great room?
We've opted instead to turn that second-floor space into a patio garden.
That's where we'll grow dragon fruit and other rare flowers..


On Friday, I spend $24,000 on rare seed packets until I get all we need:
Death flowers, growfruit, orchids, and birds of paradise.
Pricey!


That night, Kahlua gives birth to twin boyss at home.
She's holding our firstborn, who we've named Keanu.
I'm cuddling our second-born son. His name's Devin.



Sunday, Week 32

Where does the time go?
Tonight, Kahlua gets home from an odd job just in time for the boys' birthday.
She ages up Keanu first.
Looks like the seventh-generation Pries heir is another redhead! 


And look! Devin has the same color hair as me!




Our two beautiful sons.  They're both charmers!
At this point, they look more like my father-in-law Rafael.
I can't wait to introduce them to our world!




The Gen6 Household
Gen6 heir: Kahlua Pries (Creative, Foodie, Snob; Essence of Flavor)
Spouse: Kengo Ishikawa (Neat, Cat Lover, Insider; Domestic)
Cat: Mocha (Affectionate, Friendly, Talkative)
Lot: Rippling Flat (South Newcrest)
Children: Keanu and Devin (twin sons, both Charmers)

Kahlua's move-out requirements: 2/10
     1. Career: Food Critic 6 (Restaurant Rater)
     2. Unique skill: Baking 4/10
✔️ 3. Earned 10,000 satisfaction points: yes
✔️ 4. Earned $10,000: yes
     5. 5/10 good friends (including 2/2 non-human)
     6. 4/10 odd jobs
     7. 1/10 parties
     8. 8/10 emotional whims
     9. 3/10 community lots for min. 2 hrs each
   10. 0/10-item collection:

Watcher's remarks
*Fabulously Wealthy: The latest patch has changed what this aspiration counts as "earned income."
  When Kengo moved in, Fabulously Wealthy increased Kahlua's earned income by the amount of Kengo's contribution to her household funds.
  She had a little over $6k earned when she moved out; I had to manually track the extra $4,000 she needed to earn for $10k.
*Kengo: I love his new look! With his makeover, he might be the cutest dynasty spouse so far!
*I'm hoping that Kahlua's "Michael Douglas chin" won't be passed on to her sons.
*Kahlua started at Level 3 Food Critic and earned a promotion every day for 3 days.
  I'm not sure going to university is that advantageous at all.

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Re: Power of 10/5.6.29: How You Like Me Now? (21 Nov update)
« Reply #206 on: November 21, 2019, 04:09:16 AM »
I do remember that double volume space. That was kind of you to ask! And that was a nice house in Brindleton Bay, but this is an Refinement.

Good to know about FabWealth. I'm sure it was a teeny bit easier or different for my Danica to complete. Usually it's two days picking perfect money trees. We have 8 trees, and 8 x 22500 is 180,000, so it requires one more tree the next day. But Danica completed it in one go. Somehow she had about 20k more earnings than can be reasonably expected from a child. I don't know if it was selling inventory items from a deceased sim? Something had changed.

I agree on uni not being an advantage. Taking 4 classes each time, it's still 3 sim weeks. Compare that to the length of highschool, for example. Uni did not take 20 years to complete. It's okay with aging off, but with aging on... I don't need it for the money or the career boost. Consider how much earlier the non-uni sim will hit level 10 of a career. If that sim stays in the career at that level... who will have actually earned more at the end of YA? or A? My bet is the non-uni sim.

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Re: Power of 10/6.29: How You Like Me Now? (21 Nov update)
« Reply #207 on: November 21, 2019, 12:27:02 PM »
Thank your remembering the double-volume space! Not everyone shows the same attention to detail when it comes to building and to builds. :D
I'd hoped to have a different house exterior for each new town, but have since realized that I prefer some exterior styles more than others...
So looking forward to how you build for this challenge!

What I meant to say about FabWealthy is that it used to be a reliable way to track the heir's earned income from selling stuff from personal inventory, publishing royalties, job income, and money fruit.
Since the last patch, FabWealthy also includes "funds contributed to household funds by a moved-in sim," which will auto-complete the Power of 10's "Earn $10k" requirement, making it too easy. (I need to post that in the P10 challenge thread.)
But yes, starting each generation without any cash crops is definitely fun and challenging!
It's always such a thrill when the cash starts flowing in and we can replace all the cheap furnishings and build mode objects with the "good stuff."

Kahlua looks attractive when she's wearing make-up and smiling, but a cleft chin is not a great look for a female sim...
I'll add a close-up of Kahlua in between the toddler spam in the next update.

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Power of 10 - 6.30: Bring on the Busy (23 Nov update)
« Reply #208 on: November 23, 2019, 08:35:18 AM »
6.30: Bring On the Busy


Monday, Week 32

I'm back, again. It's me, Kengo. Watcher's decided it makes sense for me to narrate.
I'm the one who's always around, seeing as I'm a stay-at-home dad.

Our twins look like little thugs, don't they? Allow me to refresh your memory.
The redhead is Keanu, the Gen7 heir. The blonde is his younger brother, Devin.


Today, Kahlua doesn't work until 1 pm but she decides against doing an odd job.
She'll have more than enough time for odd jobs later, but the toddlers need us now.


A series of fires breaks out in front of the fireplace, 4-5 fires one after another.
What does that stupid Fireguard upgrade actually do!?
Kahlua's the only one to benefit from all the panic and chaos.
She pops her ninth emotional whim: Tense/Vent problems to someone.


On Tuesday, I learn the camp mascot schematic without visiting Granite Falls.
We're just too busy this week!

Kahlua's working from home today to throw a toddler play date, but the weather's awful.
I buy and fully upgrade a weather machine so Kahlua can change the weather.


Since the sun's come back out, here's another shot of our house.
We've had time to add a little more landscaping, Not much.
It's a white house with sky blue and dark brown accents.
It's hard to tell colors in Newcrest for some reason. (Why do the shutters look green?)


Anyway….let the toddler play date begin!
Apparently, Keanu's droopy eyebrows trace back to the dynasty founder, Erwin Pries.
Devin's eyebrows aren't drooping here, but I've noticed a droop at other moments.

Ssshhh…don't tell Kahlua but I'm totally hoping that Devin will become a mini-me!


Papa Seiji is the only non-toddler guest.
The others are here because we started a club meeting.
Kahlua's grandparents, Beatrix and Camilio, and her uncle Tomas are adults now.


I'm so jealous that Rafael and Seiji had triplets! 
More droopy eyebrows.
I wonder if Leon and Cristopher will resemble Seiji when they're older?


A convention of the little people, where Devin socializes with his uncles.


The hugz!
Keanu with Cristopher on the left, and Devin with Leon on the right.


The last goal we complete is reading to the toddlers.
Look at them all, sitting there so quiet and serious!


We earn a gold medal without even completing the main goal.
And here's a close-up of Seiji's cleft chin. It looks good on Seiji!


It seems like our twins are always tired!
So when Mocha gets sick, I don't want to spend the time taking him to the vet.

I decide to skill up to Level 3 Veterinarian and try treating Mocha myself.


Luckily for me and Mocha, his ailment won't require surgery.
It seems his case of mild repugnitis can be treated with parasite killer spray.
Let's hope this works!


There you go, Mocha!  Good as new!
Mocha: *no comment


It's so helpful having Kahlua's family around!
Only Kahlua and I bathe and potty train the boys.
But the twins can ask her family to help with practically everything else.


Today's Thursday and I wonder what's happened at work with Kahlua.
She comes home embarrassed, popping her 10th emotional whim.

I quickly provide her with a writing space on the porch, so she won't lose that whim.


It's Thursday and I've spent hours fertilizing the garden.
I don't mind since our cash crops are our main source of income these days.

Honestly, I can't wait until the twins age up to children in three days.
After the Gift of Sulani crew take over fertilizing, I can focus on catching angelfish!


Friday night, Kahlua phones in a dinner party as soon as the twins go to bed.
Of course, they wake up tired and hungry as well as in need of fun and attention.
Watcher says she's never seen toddlers with such constantly low fun and attention needs.


Kahlua works on baking, which is her unique skill, whenever the boys are asleep.
She maxes baking on Saturday night.


After asking me to play, Keanu maxes his remaining skill later that night.
Good thing, dude! Your birthday's tomorrow!



Sunday, Week 33

Kahlua: I don't get it. Why are we in winter now? Our dynasty doesn't do fall and winter!
Kengo: Nah, it's only temporary. Saturday was the last day of Week 32.
So I let the season automatically change to fall, then I advanced it to winter.

Kahlua: Ugh, you mean we're going to have to suffer through winter?
Kengo: Nope. At 6 am or thereabouts, the weather should automatically advance to spring.
(And if it doesn't, I'll just use the weather machine again.)


Blow out your birthday candles, boys!
We couldn't throw a party because Devin was skilling until the last minute.


Keanu: Awww, I wanted hair like Dad's!
Devin: Dad says I get this hair cuz I look like him. Plus Dad and I are both sidekicks to the heir.


Keanu: Did you see that, Devin?  Are you kidding me!
Devin: Way to steal the spotlight from our birthday, Mom!
Keanu: I know, right? I can't believe she used up the last image slot!





Kahlua's move-out requirements: 4/10
📌 1. Unique career: Food Critic 8 (Expert Epicurean)
✔️ 2. Unique skill: Baking 10/10
✔️ 3. Earned 10k satisfaction points: yes
✔️ 4. Earned $10,000: yes
📌 5. 5/10 good friends (2/2 non-human): Brise Pries, Flower Bunny, Beatrix Pries, Arihi Vainu'upo (ghost), Hawea Faamoana, 5 more.       
📌 6. 6/10 odd jobs: Wingman Wanted, TV Hookup Help, In Need of Waxing, Box Packing, Sand Sculpture Judge, Lawn Maintenance,
         4 more.
📌 7. 3/10 parties: Wedding. Toddler play date, Dinner, 7 more.
✔️ 8. 10/10 emotional whims: Sad/Give pep talk in mirror, Inspired/Talk about dreams, Flirty/Practice Pickup Lines, Playful/Send playful text,
         Happy/Send happy text, Confident/Admire self in mirror, Energized/Send energized text, Tense/Vent about problems, Embarrassed/Write in a journal.         
📌 9. 4/10 community lots for min. 2 hrs each: Central Park, Desert Bloom Park, Magnolia Blossom Park, Park and Play, 6 more.
📌10. 0/10-item collection
   
Watcher's Remarks
*During a world-edit after moving Kahlua out of her parent's house, I figured out why my previous toddler play dates all ended with my rushing hysterical hosting parents to the bathroom mirrors.
 The Park and Play lot comes with the Child's Play lot trait which gives a playful boost. Anyone can easily host a gold-medal play date without Child's Play.
*Dr. June's Weather Machine: I can't figure this thing out. For another household, to spring before midnight but it changed to summer at 6 am the next day.
 This time, I let the season switch to fall at midnight, then had a sim advance it to winter before 6 am. At 9 am, the season was still winter, so Kengo advanced it to spring. LOL.

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Re: Power of 10 - 6.30: Bring on the Busy (23 Nov update)
« Reply #209 on: November 23, 2019, 10:27:19 AM »
I've had lots more fires too lately. Hey, it adds drama.

Toddler dates look cute. :) I've never once had one. Too house bound. The reading-to-5-toddlers picture is amazing. In that red-head company, blonde Devin does stand out as the interesting one. I've occasionally given my home lot the Child's Play trait for the described skill boost, but the hysteria is something I can also do without. If I knew it improved toddler skilling, I'd take the pain of playful moodlets.

I think the "season has changed" pop-up message is at 6am, but that doesn't mean a whole lot. 6am is when sims might be starting to wake up, and the sun is rising, and is a nice time for the message to pop. The season actually changes at midnight, look for the season icon next to the clock that we can hover over. So if you advanced to fall at 11pm Sat, then at midnight it should go to winter. That said, it makes no difference. You'd use the weather machine twice in both cases.

In the other household, if you went into spring before midnight, then spring was maybe an hour long. And at midnight it changed to summer.
Various Forum Adventures:

The Dynasty of Original Townies Dynasty
Vlad's Nose story
Sims Eugenics II - the big chateau one
Vacuous Green house (I totes like this one)
Island Living Beachfront Mansion

It is a little thing of my own. I call it "Heart Foam". I shall not publish it. Farewell! Patience, Patience, farewell!

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Re: Power of 10 - 6.30: Bring on the Busy (23 Nov update)
« Reply #210 on: November 23, 2019, 05:18:54 PM »
Do you mean "a lot more fires lately" as in since the latest patch?
The consecutive fires were quite annoying since they happened while the toddlers were awake.
They were so hard to keep happy, with their fun and attention often in the red. Ugh!
I had to delay their birthdays an hour so Devin could max his last skill, though this dynasty's previous toddlers all finished with 2 days to spare.

As for your household being too house-bound, I just now realized that even your pollinators rarely (never?) do house calls. LOL!
In my game, the previous heir's second batch of kids are always the same gender as the current heir's kids.
So it's fun to compare the appearance of, say, Kahlua's three brothers and her own twins.
And I kind of wish Devin had been born first so he could be the next heir...

Also, as much as I love the look of open-air garden spaces, I'm tempted to enclose them with walls to avoid the weeks pf brown, withered plants with every season change.

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Re: Power of 10 - 6.30: Bring on the Busy (23 Nov update)
« Reply #211 on: November 24, 2019, 02:34:02 AM »
I love the new house and the toddler spam. Devin is particularly adorable with that curly hair. Lol at Kahlua getting abducted, isn’t that what you were going for for ages with Erwin? Does anything happen to female sims when they get abducted?

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Re: Power of 10 - 6.30: Bring on the Busy (23 Nov update)
« Reply #212 on: November 24, 2019, 06:57:29 AM »
As for your household being too house-bound, I just now realized that even your pollinators rarely (never?) do house calls. LOL!

My pollinators tend to have a Weekend of Passion. Mr Roland Ramsey had one. And once everyone's been met, then no house calls. And it keeps the townie generations mostly in sync. And it's once a generation.

@Meg No pregnancies. They'll get a moodlet.
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Vlad's Nose story
Sims Eugenics II - the big chateau one
Vacuous Green house (I totes like this one)
Island Living Beachfront Mansion

It is a little thing of my own. I call it "Heart Foam". I shall not publish it. Farewell! Patience, Patience, farewell!

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Re: Power of 10 - 6.30: Bring on the Busy (23 Nov update)
« Reply #213 on: November 24, 2019, 01:20:19 PM »
@Heart Foam
What is this Weekend of Passion you speak of? Do you mean an intensive two-day pollination session in the front yard of your majestic mansion?

@Meg
The floor layout is my favorite so far, though it is too large for 30x20 lots. Also I love the extra backyard space provided by the 2nd story garden patio, but running up there is not time-efficient.
Aboud female sims abducted by aliens, Heart Foam has the answer to that. (Why couldn't that have been Kengo? Why!?)

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Re: Power of 10 - 6.30: Bring on the Busy (23 Nov update)
« Reply #214 on: November 24, 2019, 02:01:27 PM »
No, it's way worse. We really do go as a family from door to door. It's a whole outing using the family club to speed things along. But not everything that happens needs to be documented. Otherwise it's "hey, look at this man you don't know woohoo with a 5th generation Munch".

The outdoor tent in the Delgato house? T'was a Weekend of Passion.

I'm currently in-game, but not with that family. Back at Nookstone, a sim fresh out of CAS! Many vampires have been made. It's the "Hey, sweetie, can I cure your vampirism?" *flirty pose* immortal dynasty (C). It probably won't be a strict P10, but every generation will go to uni, and move to a new lot and new world after graduating and be pretty broke. Also, every degree will be unique (so there's potential to go beyond 10 gens), we'll do a household collection in each. I've got enough pics to do two chapters to get the thing started. Doing a uni degree might get repetitive though. I'll see how I feel about that. In the next day or so I'll start the story, full of gusto and no dry humor. Proper, serious simming*.

*this will not happen

I bet Aili doesn't complain about being home. I do want to get back to that house and fix the roof and balance out the colours better.
Various Forum Adventures:

The Dynasty of Original Townies Dynasty
Vlad's Nose story
Sims Eugenics II - the big chateau one
Vacuous Green house (I totes like this one)
Island Living Beachfront Mansion

It is a little thing of my own. I call it "Heart Foam". I shall not publish it. Farewell! Patience, Patience, farewell!

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Re: Power of 10 - 6.30: Bring on the Busy (23 Nov update)
« Reply #215 on: November 24, 2019, 03:04:43 PM »
Oh, wow! What an ambitious dynasty project, one which I will be obscenely happy to follow and learn from!!!
It is hard to avoid some repetition in a dynasty challenge where each generation must satisfy similar requirements, but your sims will encounter enough unexpected surprises to add variation to each generation's journey.
As a simmer who is awaiting the Challenge Team's decisions about the P10 and Discover Uni, I do not expect to buy the pack for at least another 3 weeks.
So I will heartily enjoy learning about the pack (and RoM, which I also don't have) through your new story.
When will it start? *runs off to buy popcorn

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Re: Power of 10/6.29: How You Like Me Now? (21 Nov update)
« Reply #216 on: November 25, 2019, 10:07:55 AM »
What I meant to say about FabWealthy is that it used to be a reliable way to track the heir's earned income from selling stuff from personal inventory, publishing royalties, job income, and money fruit.
Since the last patch, FabWealthy also includes "funds contributed to household funds by a moved-in sim," which will auto-complete the Power of 10's "Earn $10k" requirement, making it too easy. (I need to post that in the P10 challenge thread.)

Yeah, thanks a lot EA, your stupid patch ruined another great challenge.  Now we have to manually track our funds or not move anyone in until we get that requirement. >:(

All in all, I'm glad you only had to track $4000 in funds before the move-in. But if I do this challenge(which I probably won't, I'll go back to Immortal Dynasty again - I had one going and deleted it after gen 3 became a teen), I'll make a new rule:

* You cannot add to household until you complete the $10,000 in funds requirement. That means your Sim must live alone or they must move into the parent's household so you can move them in from the parent's household, which does not add funds.

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Re: Power of 10 - 6.30: Bring on the Busy (23 Nov update)
« Reply #217 on: November 25, 2019, 12:38:22 PM »
What I meant to say about FabWealthy is that it used to be a reliable way to track the heir's earned income from selling stuff from personal inventory, publishing royalties, job income, and money fruit.
Since the last patch, FabWealthy also includes "funds contributed to household funds by a moved-in sim," which will auto-complete the Power of 10's "Earn $10k" requirement, making it too easy. (I need to post that in the P10 challenge thread.)

* You cannot add to household until you complete the $10,000 in funds requirement. That means your Sim must live alone or they must move into the parent's household so you can move them in from the parent's household, which does not add funds.

@MystiKitty
Thanks for commiserating but there's no need to wait to move the spouse in. It just requires a little more effort.
(1) As soon as the heir moves out, check their earned income in FabWealthy. For example, let's say it's $6,000. 
      The heir needs to earn $4,000 more to complete the $10k requirement.
(2) When moving in the spouse, make note of the spouse's household funds before actually moving them in. For this example, let's say the spouse brings $20,000.
(3) Check FabWealthy, which should now say that the heir has $26,000 in earned income.
(4) Add the $6k from Step 2 that that amount and make a note of it somewhere.
      In this example, when FabWealthy shows the heir has $30k in earned income, the $10k requirement is complete.
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Re: Power of 10 - 6.30: Bring on the Busy (23 Nov update)
« Reply #218 on: November 26, 2019, 10:38:06 AM »
Sorry, oshizu, I was overreacting.  :-\

I know it's not that hard to write down what your heir has before moving in anyone, I just find it annoying that Fabulous Wealthy can no longer be used to track your Sims income properly because of this new feature. I feel like this aspiration might become way too easy to complete. I'll definitely note that when I do my Immortal Dynasty.

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Re: Power of 10 - 6.30: Bring on the Busy (23 Nov update)
« Reply #219 on: November 26, 2019, 01:00:15 PM »
@MystiKitty
I agree with you that counting the funds added by move-ins makes completing Fabulously Wealthy too easy.
A fresh-out-of-CAS sim could complete FabWealthy's first two milestones by simply moving in another sim.
And I noticed that, in my case, FabWealthy counted the household funds added by my Gen6 heir's spouse as that spouse's "earned income."

I also agree that the workaround is not "that hard," but it's still annoying.

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Re: Power of 10 - 6.30: Bring on the Busy (23 Nov update)
« Reply #220 on: November 26, 2019, 01:17:31 PM »
That's why I don't use the Wealth aspirations as required aspirations. Every heir would violate the rule if the founder made Mansion Baron a required aspiration unless you deleted columns to ensure that they never completed the aspiration.

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Power of 10 - 6.31: Badges, Bunnies, and Bombs (27 Nov update)
« Reply #221 on: November 27, 2019, 05:44:05 PM »
6.31: Badges, Bunnies, and Bombs



Monday, Week 33

Kengo: Have you already seen Kahlua's work outfit? It's surprisingly drab.

After fishing for several hours, she fails to catch any angelfish.
I guess I'll need to help out again later.


Early the next morning, we take the twins to meet 5 new sims for Social Butterfly.
Now they're ready to be mentored on a musical instrument.

Artistic Prodigy doesn't need to be active to count playing an instrument for 5 hours.
But Social Butterfly must be active to count making two adult friends.
Yes, we cut corners like that to save time.


Our handsome "C" student sons, Tuesday morning before their first school day.
That Meow Mailbox alone is worth the time it's taking me to learn the Vet skill!


Later, our handsome sons return from school as "B" students in their everyday outfits.
When did they change clothes? Where did they leave their cold-weather outfits?


By Tuesday night, they've earned all their badges except Keep Fit.
Great work, boys!


I've been busy catching angelfish for Kahlua's Ambrosia collection.
This is what we've got for ingredients so far.
Kahlua and I each donated 3 potions of youth.


Tonight, she kicks off her collection by preparing six servings.


On Wednesday, Kahlua spends her day off doing odd jobs.

When Mocha falls sick (again), I call him to the Exam Table.
Instead of the suggested Essence of Placebo treat, I send Mocha to the Surgery Table.


After conducting vascular and intestinal scans, I learn Mocha requires an operation.
His Tumtum Tickletangler Readjustment Surgery is a success.
Isn't two ailments in two weeks too frequent, Mocha?


Meanwhile, the twins are finishing up Social Butterfly.
They can conveniently invite over their uncles: Russel, Cristopher, and Leon.
Those triplets resemble each other a lot.
At this age, the five of them could be brothers!


Early Thursday morning, Kahlua makes her sixth good friend, Fernando Villa.


It's Spring Equinox today and Fernando has followed us home.
The boys are at school and Kahlua's at work.
And me, I've been keeping an eye out for the Flower Bunny.
There he is, over there!


I manage to lure the Flower Bunny to our home.
And, yes, I realize asking the Flower Bunny for a massage is absurd.
I'm just holding the fort for the twins.
They'll be home from school in about a half hour…


After work, Kahlua heads out for her last odd job.
That's another requirement out of the way!


Over six generations, we're only the second household to meet the Flower Bunny.
That's why we encourage Keanu to befriend the Flower Bunny.


While Keanu's busy with the bunny, Devin finishes his last aspiration.
Then, he also earns his last badge. Way to go, Devin!


Friday morning, I notice Mocha is uncomfortable because of the rain and lightning.
Must be a mysterious weather day. I'll just use the weather machine to clear the skies.

Soon after, Mocha and I deepen our relationship.


Another thunderstorm erupts in the afternoon, so I'm back at the weather machine.
This time, I not only clear the skies but also switch the weather forecast from Normal to Warm.
Mysterious weather days are the worst!


Thanks to all that, it's nice and sunny when Kahlua gets off work.
She's now a Curator of the Finest Flavors.


Saturday morning, we go to Magnolia Blossom Park.
I place the missing bean in the Magical Stump and water it.

On a whim, I decide to explore inside the Magic Portal Tree.
What extremely good luck! I acquire the Forbidden Fruit of the Plantsim!


We end the day at Sulani's Sand Bar where Kahlua tries to host a Kava Party.
Oddly, we're unable call sims to drink kava, so our first party earns only a bronze medal.

She phones in a second Kava Party, but without inviting our twins. Success, kinda.



Sunday, Week 34

Devin: How could Mom throw a party and leave us off the guest list?
How dare our parents believe we somehow broke the kava bowls!

Keanu: Yeah, it's totally unfair that they blame us.
We need to show them that they can't just push us around, you know?


Devin: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Keanu: Exactly.  I'll even go first! *summons a volcanic bomb
Devin: My turn!




Kengo: Well that was totally chaotic and rather exciting!
Since dig sites are so sparse now, we might as well wait for the bombs to cool down.

Will I punish the boys? Nah, they're just having a little innocent fun (I hope).




Kahlua's move-out requirements: 6/10
✔️ 1. Unique career: Food Critic 10 (Curator of the Finest Flavors)
✔️ 2. Unique skill: Baking 10/10
✔️ 3. Earned 10k satisfaction points: yes
✔️ 4. Earned $10,000: yes
📌 5. 6/10 good friends (2/2 non-human)
✔️ 6. 10/10 odd jobs
📌 7. 5/10 parties
✔️ 8. 10/10 emotional whims         
📌 9. 5/10 community lots for min. 2 hrs each
📌10. 8/10-item collection: Ambrosia
   
Watcher's Remarks
*Devin took forever to max all his toddler skills. I later learned that the pre-DU patch caused a toddler glitch so their needs decayed twice as fast.
  Apparently, it's since been fixed in the 25 November patch.
*Kava parties are broken? I have no idea what's happened with the kava bowls, but they seem to need be placed exactly just so to call other sims to drink kava.
  Even during Kahlua's second party, the kava bowls didn't work right every time (like they did pre-patch).

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Re: Power of 10 - 6.31: Badges, Bunnies, and Bombs (27 Nov update)
« Reply #222 on: November 28, 2019, 03:00:04 PM »
This chapter makes me want to do my own Power of Ten Dynasty! I love the kids who can use Sulani Mahna. :)

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Power of 10 - 6.32: Boyz II Teenz (29 Nov update)
« Reply #223 on: November 29, 2019, 06:46:18 PM »
6.32: Boyz II Teenz


Sunday, Week 34

Mocha: I'm happy that everyone's having so much fun in Sulani. *rolls eyes
Did they forget that I've aged up to a senior kitizen?
Will this be the end of yours truly?
We need to visit the vet clinic asap!


C'mon, Kengo! Hurry and buy me an Age-Down Treat!


Kengo waves the treat, manipulating me into standing like a dancing bear.
Whatever. I've got my svelte, sexy back.  (The other cats don't know to act.)


At Pupperstone Park, Kahlua makes her last two good friends.
Three of her last four good friends are foodies like her. Snap!
What? Just cuz I'm a cat, you think I can't snap my fingers? *flicks tail with sass


Kahlua's on a rampage this week to complete all her requirements, I guess.
At the Oasis Springs Dust Bowl, Devin decides to play with emotion instead of bowl.
Bowling's not really my thing, either, so I sing along with Devin.


Despite its Teen Neighborhood trait, this bowling alley attracts no teenagers.
(Do we need to visit earlier in the afternoon?)
Using the club recruitment trick, Keanu finds and invites over his only prospect.

Houda Ghomari could use a makeover but her traits are not bad Geek and Art Lover.
Add her to the club, Keanu! She's a little scary looking but "Change Sim" is our friend!


Kahlua's sister Chai is such a horrible bowler. 
Look at that trio of bowlers over there in the matching shirts.
I'm sure they're stifling their laughter at us!


We've relocated to the Shrieking Llama Bar for an Incognito Party!
That's Keanu the Bear with Houda the Hot Dog.
I bet you guessed that yourself!


Since this venue has no kitchen, we didn't expect our party to earn a gold medal.
Everyone has a blast and the party still counts toward Kahlua's requirements.


Honestly, it's all running together now.
All I remember is that this is a House Party.


It's Wednesday morning.
Kahlua and Kengo continue to farm satisfaction points.
The twins are running out of things to do.


Both Keanu and Devin befriend me today.
You know they're done with their skills when they have time for me. Hmmmph!
Devin requests a song and I'm more than happy to oblige him.
Do re mi…my sim has fleas!


Kahlua's collection requires a lot of satisfaction points.
That's one reason why we experimented with pre-skilling Kengo so extensively.

However, we're not going all out to pre-skill Houda.
Of course, maxing Logic and Painting would do her no harm in later life.


Speaking of satisfaction, Devin has already donated two potions of youth.
Kahlua decides that she should be the one to buy the last two potions of youth.
She uses them to prepare two more servings of Ambrosia!
Her color is purple, so she creates a lavender room to display her completed collection.


We'd wanted the 10th community lot to be the twin's teen birthday party venue.
But Kahlua's Grandma Beatrix and Uncle Tomas passed away earlier this week.
She decides to invite her Grandpa Camilio out to Shimuzu for a family dinner.

Who me? I stay home, of course. Ain't nothing for me there at Shimuzu!


Here's a shot of Keanu and Devin, looking fiiiiiiine in their formal wear.


On Thursday evening, Watcher helps Keanu give Houda a makeover in the closet.
Great job, Watcher! Now Houda matches our living room!
If Keanu decides on Houda as his spouse, that girl's gonna need a Change Sim session.


On Friday morning, Keanu and Houda become BFFs.
Keanu's so thrilled, his eyes roll back in his head.

Dude, never let her know that you're so into her!


That same evening, Kahlua hosts a birthday party for the twins at Club Calico.
It starts around 10 pm and the birthday cakes come out after midnight.
Keanu and Devin blow out their candles and leap into teendom.


The teens are a fascinating blend of their parents' features.
They both share Kengo's brow, nose, and jawline.
Through Kahlua, they've inherited Rafael's mouth and Seiji's cleft  chin.
However, Keanu has his mother's large eyes, while Devin's eyes take after his father's.


Saturday night is Singles Night, so Kahlua throws her last party at Narwhal Arms.
No new singles but many of the same family ghosts with their slimy ectoplasm.

Kengo and Devin complain bitterly that the dance party is lame.
Not naming names, but a couple of sims seem to be enjoying themselves…



Sunday, Week 35

Keanu's looking good on the treadmill.
That blonde sim in the red-and-black shirt is the gym trainer.


Keanu's first day of high school ends badly.
We're gonna keep that Angry whim to kick a trashcan!

Devin generously buys Keanu a moodlet solver. All better now?


On Tuesday, while the boys are at school, I visit Windenburg with Kahlua and Kengo.
Kahlua's Grandma Beatrix and Uncle Tomas passed away about 10 days ago.
But her Grandpa Camilio is still alive and well. He's not even a Bodybuilder.

And he's not at all pleased about being left behind by his beloved Beatrix.


Mocha: What's with that outfit?
Keanu: I'm done with the Retail career, so I joined the Lifeguards tonight.

Mocha: Well, just make sure you get everything done in time yo.
Only about 10 more days to go, then you and I are outta here!
Keanu: Can't wait!





Kahlua's move-out requirements: 10/10
✔️ 1. Unique career: Food Critic 10 (Curator of the Finest Flavors)
✔️ 2. Unique skill: Baking 10/10
✔️ 3. Earned 10k satisfaction points: yes
✔️ 4. Earned $10,000: yes
✔️ 5. 10/10 good friends (2/2 non-human)     
✔️ 6. 10/10 odd jobs
✔️ 7. 10/10 parties
✔️ 8. 10/10 emotional whims         
✔️ 9. 10/10 community lots for min. 2 hrs each
✔️10. 10/10-item collection: Ambrosia
   
Watcher's Remarks
*Fun decay: The latest patch supposedly fixed the accelerated decay of toddlers' needs.
  Great. Now all of my sims are constantly low on fun.

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Power of 10 - 6.33: Nighty Night, Newcrest! (7 Dec update)
« Reply #224 on: December 07, 2019, 02:45:30 AM »
6.33: Nighty-Night, Newcrest


Wednesday, Week 35

Keanu: As you can see from our calendar, I have 10 more days here.
Devin and I become young adults on Saturday after next.

I'm showing you our Thursday schedule (in the left box) since I don't work Wednesdays.


The morning begins with Mocha getting sick again.
He's been requiring medical treatment every week lately.

Will my household need to learn the Vet skill, too?
Could we just give him a wellness treat whenever he gets stick?


Thursday, I suffer a mood swing which makes me wish sims would stop looking at me.
And just hours before my first day of work, too.


Dad saves the day by buying me a moodlet solver.
Thanks, Dad. I'm a lifeguard, but you're the lifesaver!
Mocha: *groans


On Friday, our parents go on home dates while we're at school.
Mom earns enough satisfaction to buy the Fertile trait.
Dad not only completes Soulmates but also maxes Charisma.

My parents are constantly farming satisfaction.
No wonder Mocha gets sick every week!
I'm just glad my future collection won't require potions of youth!


I wish Mom would stop answering the phone when my school calls.
Every time she speaks to the school, one of my character values falls out of range!
And I hate setting the table!


Today, I leave home a Wave Watcher but return a Prolific Whistler.
Time to quit this job. It's Ladies Night!


Mocha: Keanu's getting busier as his move-out day approaches.
Please allow me to summarize the travesty that has been Ladies Night.

Sand Bar: 2 senior ladies, 1 adult bartender lady, 1 adult tragic clown lady
Rattlesnake Juice Bar: 1 adult DJ lady, 1 adult bartender lady
Pan Europa: same adult DJ lady, 1 adult lady, the usual family ghosts


Saturday's Spring Fest and our household finally completes a collection!
Kahlua, Kengo, and Devin gladly complete their Curator aspiration.

It makes no difference to Keanu.
His aspiration's switched to Master Vampire so he won't earn any more satisfaction.



Sunday, Week 36

I'd like to share what our home looks like on the inside.
Upstairs, there's the master bedroom and the nursery, both with ensuites.
Besides a room where clubmates can rest, there's a balcony garden.


Downstairs, there's an inspired studio and focus room for skilling.
When Keanu leaves, the twins' room and upstairs nursery will be switched.
Next to the kitchen, there are two counter seats plus a dining area that seats eight.

The great room is where the household usually chills.


Kahlua's fathers Rafael and Seiji, her grandpa Camilio, and Houda visit a lot.
Nobody knows why Camilio's lived so long.
He's always talking about reuniting with his wife Beatrix.
Perhaps we should stop inviting him over to see what happens.


Only five more days until Friday night, when Keanu and Devin's birthday party starts!
Should we be concerned that Houda is still a teenager?

We met her at Oasis Springs Dust Bowl exactly two weeks ago today.
So, her YA birthday should be, at the very latest, on Tuesday.
The twins' teen phase lasts 14 days, but hers might last 15.


Keanu's not feeling that fateful attraction that Kengo felt for Kahlua.
Sadly for Keanu, there doesn't seem to be a better option.

So the family's been helping Houda learn skills.
And Keanu does what he can to keep their relationship going. It's tragic, really.


It's Monday and the twins leave for school at 8 am as usual.
An hour later, Kahlua gets a phone call from Houda, asking her out to lunch.
On a hunch, Kahlua checks her relationship panel. Houda's aged up!

Kahlau invites her over immediately to find out her third trait. Ugh.


Keanu: Whoa, whoa, whoa! I just got back from school. Why is she yelling at me?
Kahlua: Sorry, Keanu, but she aged up with the Evil trait.

Keanu: Oh. I guess it could be worse. She might hate children or be jealous, right?


Mocha: Early Tuesday, we visit Rafael's home in Brindleton Bay.
Kahlua hasn't seen her brothers since the twins were working on Social Butterfly.

Cristopher's unflirty and lazy, Leon's an erratic snob, and Russell's an art-loving geek.
Keanu's has one vacancy in his club now, so he invites Russell.


From Brindleton Bay, we travel straight to Selvadorada.
With more free time lately, both Kahlua and Kengo show me lots of affection.
But I'll miss Kengo the most. As a cat lover, he loves me autonomously!

Meanwhile, Keanu struggles with the recent turn of events.


We're gonna hang out here until late Thursday, I guess.
You know, just killing time until the boys' birthday party.

Oh, look at that pretty lady giving me the eye!
Go and talk to her, Keanu! Do it right now!


Mocha: Can I just go on record here to say Carmen is a sim after my own heart?
I mean, she is not only a gorgeous redhead but she's also a Cat Lover!
This has to be fate, Keanu. Right?  Right!?


Seems our boy is even more smitten than I am!
Destiny works in mysterious ways…


It's an insane coincidence of spouse traits, seriously.
I first moved in with Rafael and Seiji whose traits are Insider, Cat Lover, and Vegetarian.
Next, Kahlua's spouse Kengo has the Insider, Cat Lover and Neat traits.
And now Carmen's also an Insider and Cat Lover.

For an affectionate cat like me, three cat lovers in a row would be incredibly lucky!
Um, Keanu will choose Carmen over Houda, won't he? *feels anxious


Back home on Thursday, the family starts clearing out personal and family inventories.
Keanu invites Carmen over and gives her a make-over. Hubba hubba!

I'd thought I might have to lobby for the cat-lover spouse.
But girlfriend doesn't even need a Change Sim session.
And look at Keanu, all eager to get help with his homework. Slamdunk yo!


Saturday, Week 36

Light up the birthday cakes!
When Keanu  blows out his candles, I'm the only one singing the birthday song!

It's tempting to add Loves the Outdoors as his third skill, but let's shake it up.
We choose a trait to match his future unique skill: Dance Machine!


A few hours later...
Keanu: I could barely tear myself away from you, but I've arrived at my new place.
Carmen, would you please hurry over, like, now?
Yeah, of course, Mocha's here, too!





Keanu's move-out requirements: 10/10
   1. Career: tbd
   2. Unique skill: Surprise!
   3. Earned 10,000 satisfaction points:  7,480 sp
   4. Earned $10,000: $7,474
   5. 3/10 good friends (including 1/2 non-human)
   6. 0/10 odd jobs
   7. 0/10 parties
   8. 3/10 emotional whims: Angry, Embarrassed, Sad. (Lucky Keanu!)
   9. 0/10 community lots for min. 2 hrs each
   10. 0/10-item collection: tbd
   
Watcher's Remarks
*For several hours leading up to birthday time, Devin kept asking his parents for advice.
  So, instead of throwing a birthday party, we helped Devin regain his character values.
  No idea why he was being such a pain. Finally made him take a nap. Sheesh.
*Houda had maxed at least three skills as a teen. At some point, she could no longer be mentored in Logic, Painting, and Violin.
  But Carmen brings her Cat Lover trait and better genes. Plus, she's not evil.
*Houda or Carmen, which one would you have chosen?

 

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