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The Behr Necessities BACC, The Intro and Meet the Fam
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 08:42:05 PM »
The Intro--Baby's Got BACC
At a house that has been frequently visited...



by the Jeongs and by a certain young lady named Morgan, we have a different visitor approaching.
Michelle:  (knock knock) Hello?  Mr. Pippin?  You asked me to come over?
(rustles of movement from inside)
Pippin:  Oh, umm, come in.  I'm just watching The Urbs.



Michelle:  Umm, okay, three observations...first, this is the news, not The Urbs...
Pippin:  Oh, umm...I...
Michelle:  secondly, there's a book levitating against your wall...
Pippin:  Well, Tavi's magic and she came by...
Michelle:  and three, there's light coming from under your bathroom door when you're supposedly alone.
Morgan (from in the bathroom):  I'm afraid of the dark!



Michelle:  Of course you are, dear, and that's nothing to be ashamed of.
Morgan (still from within the bathroom):  I like her.  Tell her about the thing!
Michelle:  The thing?



Pippin:  The thing!  I call it, "Baby's Got BACC!"
Michelle:  No.  Whatever it is, we're not calling it that.
And after some further conversation, Michelle heads home to the Behr Cave and calls a family meeting.



Michelle:  Alright, everyone to the kitchen.  Family meeting time. 
Yuki:  Not going in unless someone gets me some mac and cheese!
Michelle:  That can be arranged.  Oh, and someone will be cleaning this mess up afterwards.
Clara:  Oh, that was...probably Aunt Yuki.



Caitlyn:  A meeting?  But I was watching the TV!
Shanna:  Umm, the TV's not on.
Caitlyn:  I never said I was watching a show on it, silly!
Shanna:  Umm...fair point, I guess.



Michelle:  Alright, people, Pippin has tasked us with doing the Build a City Challenge.
Clara:  I'm really good with Legos!
Michelle:  That is precious, sweetheart, but this is a different type of building.  Here's your mac and cheese, Auntie.
Yuki:  Yes!  (fist pump)
Michelle:  Anyway, he did a random dice roll to determine how many of us would be involved and it turns out he needs six of us, so...



Yuki:  So the five girls and Aunt Yuki, amirite?  I mean, no one wants old ugly pants here, right?  No offense, Bowen.
Bowen:  Ummm…
Michelle:  No, Auntie, Pippin actually wants the six of us kids...after I convinced him to include Bowen instead of you since he's actually one of the kids.
Yuki:  Dang it!
Bowen:  Oh...ummm...thanks, sis.  I'll...try my best...
Michelle:  Of course, Bow!  I'm sure you'll be great!  Those of you who are teens will be aged up to young adult, and little Clara has to skip the teen years altogether.  Sorry, sweetie.



Clara:  I get to be a growed up!!
Yuki:  I'm so happy for you, Clare Bear!!  You're the only one I actually like!
Shanna:  Harsh, Aunt Yucky.



Michelle:  You ready to do this, kiddo?
Clara:  You betcha!
Caitlyn:  Normally Norma Lee normally.
Norma:  I hate my name.
And with the age-ups done, the Behrs leave their cave.



Michelle:  Alright, crew, let's do this thing!
Clara:  I'm so tall!!!
Caitlyn:  Nor.  Ma.  LEE!!  NormaLeeNormaLeeNormaLee!!
Norma:  UGH!!!!  I hate everything!!
Bowen:  (muttering) Probably should have sent Aunt Yuki, I'll never be good enough, I'm not even a Behr cub...
Shanna:  Can I punch Aunt Yucky before we leave?



Michelle:  Yeah, this is gonna be a lot more work than I'd first realized.

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Meet the Fam

Pippin:  Before we get into the challenge itself, let's get to know the Behrs a little better and the roles they'll be filling, at least initially.
First off is the eldest child, Bowen.



Pippin:  Bowen is a good, hotheaded, career-minded cat lover. 
Bowen:  Yeah, I won't be any help, I'm sorry.
Pippin:  Michelle has entrusted him with what one might argue is the most important job of all, unlocking electricity by mastering handiness.
Bowen:  (gulp) We're doomed.  I'm sorry.
Michelle:  You'll be fine, buddy.  Breathe into the bag like I taught you.
Pippin:  Oooooookay.  Our next oldest is Norma.



Norma:  And my middle name is not Lee!
Pippin:  Norma Notlee is a lazy, paranoid, alluring dog lover.  Paranoid?
Norma:  What do you mean by that?
Pippin:  Aaaand she'll be cooking the meals and mastering cooking. 
Norma:  Stop talking about me!
Pippin:  Moving on to the beautiful leader of the crew, Michelle.



Pippin:  Michelle is a mean, business-savvy art lover who is a quick learner and hates children.  Wait, mean and hates children?
Michelle:  I have so many coping mechanisms!
Pippin:  ...apparently so.  She is clearly the leader and will complete the Archeology Scholar aspiration to open Glimmerbrook.  And she's mean and hates children?  Anyway, next up is our least mentally stable member, Caitlyn.



Pippin:  Caitlyn is an erratic, gloomy muser who is randomly missing a trait.
Caitlyn:  I'm special!!
Pippin:  Yeah, she's a dysfunctional Joker channeling her inner Eeyore.
Caitlyn:  So many much to the me!
Pippin:  Umm, sure, okay.  She'll master photography to open traveling and will do painting...to keep her busy and away from things that start fires or sharp objects.
Caitlyn:  Oooo, sharp fire!
Pippin:  Next up is Shanna.



Pippin:  Shanna is an erratic, dastardly art lover with a weak bloodline...but not a spellcaster herself.
Shanna:  Totally gonna nail this public enemy aspiration!
Pippin:  Yeah, there's that.
Shanna:  Somebody's gonna die!
Pippin:  She'll be mastering the guitar and violin to help open stuff for us.  And maybe adding to our community by completing that public enemy aspiration...and killing someone.
Shanna:  Addition by subtraction!
Pippin:  (facepalm) And finally, the far-too-early-aged-up Clara.



Clara:  I'm the baby!
Pippin:  Yes, little baby Clara is a good, romantic, child of the ocean who is a quick learner and has a weak bloodline without being a spellcaster.  She'll be our gardener.
Clara:  I get to play in the dirt!
Pippin:  Yes.  That's why.  And with these glorious Behrs in place...well, Michelle's gonna have her work cut out for her.



Michelle:  (sigh) All of the coping mechanisms.  All of them.



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The Behr Necessities BACC Stats
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 08:42:24 PM »
Starting Sims:  1+1d6 (rolled a 5, so starting total of 6)
Off the Grid lot trait on all lots until townies are unlocked
Bulldoze all but destination lots, Forgotten Hollow, and "scenic" areas of Windenberg
Woohoo 1d6, 6 means try for baby (can freely choose this, though) until hospital unlocked

Unlocks:
Townies-5/5 Gold Medal Parties
Electricity-10/10 Handiness Skill Completed
Services (including daycare/nanny)-10/10 Households
+Travelling-1/1 Unlocked Services and 5/5 Photography Skill Completed
Lot Traits-0/1 Mansion Baron Aspiration Completed
Pets-free

Community Lots:
Spoiler: Community Lots (click to show/hide)

Careers (unlock by having at least 5 households):
(completing a career creates 3 more openings for that specific career)
Spoiler: Careers (click to show/hide)

Part-Time Jobs (Unlocks with Townies):
Spoiler: Part-Time Jobs (click to show/hide)

Unlocking Worlds:
Spoiler: Unlocking Worlds (click to show/hide)

Unspent Settler and Joker Unlocks

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Re: The Behr Necessities BACC, Baby's Got BACC
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 09:44:23 PM »
Well, that isn’t quite what I was expecting, which means I should have been expecting it, right? Anyway.....YAY!

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Re: The Behr Necessities BACC, Baby's Got BACC
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 10:30:37 PM »
Yay, you've started! Love your Stats post!
You will be very busy unlocking new settlers for your Behr kids' spouses, because a moved-in townie won't contribute to community development (except as a babymaker) unless you spend a Charisma point on them.
Good luck and enjoy! :)

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 08:38:15 AM »
A lively bunch! Good luck!
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Re: The Behr Necessities BACC, Baby's Got BACC
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 03:14:29 PM »
Well, that isn’t quite what I was expecting, which means I should have been expecting it, right? Anyway.....YAY!
Yeah, I rather enjoy taking a different approach to things  ;=)
Glad to be part of the craziness and I appreciate your encouragement to join in on the fun!

Yay, you've started! Love your Stats post!
You will be very busy unlocking new settlers for your Behr kids' spouses, because a moved-in townie won't contribute to community development (except as a babymaker) unless you spend a Charisma point on them.
Good luck and enjoy! :)
Eh, my Behrs are fine with having spouses who just fill procreational and housekeeping duties  :=)
I am definitely enjoying this crazy group and this challenge thus far!  Really glad you and reggikko encouraged me to join the madness  ;=)

A lively bunch! Good luck!
Thanks!  Glad you're enjying it!  And as you'd observed form the Jeong updates, Michelle needed a chance to get more of the spotlight!



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The Behr Necessities BACC, Back to BACC Parties
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 03:15:42 PM »
On a beach on an island in Sulani, six Behrs set off on a quest to create a whole new world.
Caitlyn:  A hole!  New whirled!!
Michelle:  Well, not what he meant, but we can work with that.  Alright, everyone, let's get started on our jobs.  Step one, we need to unlock townies since we're all siblings, so we can't populate this world without moving in spouses.
Norma:  Ewww, that is just creepy to think about.  I mean, the only guys here are Bowen and Shanna.
Shanna:  Not a guy.



Michelle:  I'll set up the party with me as host and you guys as guests.
Clara:  Ooooo, can I go play in the water?
Michelle:  Later, sweetie.
Bowen:  Umm, if we're...the only guests...and stuff...who's that?



Edwin:  They're coming to take over!!  Everyone run for your lives!!
Shanna:  I can silence him!
Michelle:  No!  Let him live.
Shanna:  Boy, if she wasn't holding me back!
Caitlyn:  Thank goodness we have a big, strong man to protect us!
Shanna:  Not a man!
Norma:  Kava's ready!



Michelle:  Alright, everyone, a toast!
Clara:  I'd love some toast!
Michelle:  Not that type of toast, sweetie.  A toast to us, and to this amazing new enterprise where we will shape and mold the world into a glorious, new place, getting by with the bare necessities...
Caitlyn:  Behr necessities?
Michelle:  (facepalm) Fine, Behr necessities. 
Norma:  Do we drink now?
Caitlyn:  Unless you kava better idea!
And immediately after that kava party hits gold, they throw another kava party.



Norma:  Why are all these people here?  They're talking about me.  I just know they are.
Michelle:  Alright, no one speak to the townies.  They're not unlocked yet.
Clara:  I don't think you can lock people?
Caitlyn:  You can if you try hard enough!
Shanna:  Umm, Norma?  Is there supposed to be that much fire in the grill?
Norma:  AAAAHHHH!!!  RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!



Random Townie:  I've got this!
Michelle:  I would thank her, but townies are not unlocked yet.
Random Townie:  You're quite welcome, strange but beautiful young lady.
And after that kava party went gold, they threw another kava party.



Clara:  I'd like to make some toast.
Shanna:  Make a toast.
Michelle: Eh, close enough.  Drink up.
And after they finished the third kava party with a gold medal, they threw yet another kava party.



Michelle:  We love-a the kava!!
Norma:  I'm so sick of it.
Caitlyn:  (singing) Kava kava kava kava kava kameleon!
And after that party went gold, they threw their fifth and final kava party.



Michelle:  Yes, last one, and are we sure we haven't unlocked services? I mean, just one little freebie with a maid coming over?
Pippin:  No, sorry, rules are rules.  And should you really be calling me without electricity?
Michelle:  I charged the battery before we came.  And I mean, I guess I'll just have Caitlyn clean it.  Caitlyn?



Caitlyn:  (snore) but not the llama on the right (snore)
Michelle:  Yeah, ok, gold on five parties in our first day, townies unlocked.  I'm calling it a day.  We'll clean up tomorrow.
And so, as the sun rises on our second day in Sulani..
Michelle:  Caitlyn!  Dish time!



Caitlyn:  I will dishtroy them all!!
Michelle:  Atta girl!  And now I get to...



Michelle:  sit around and read.  And read.  I mean, I do have a great view of Clara's garden, though.  Great work playing in the dirt, kiddo!



Michelle:  How's the guitar skill coming along, Shanna?



Shanna:  I figured out that if I press down on the strings it changes the sound!
Michelle:  Good work!  You'll be playing things that vaguely resemble songs in no time!
Shanna:  ...you sure I can't kill someone yet?
Michelle:  Later, sweetie.  Whatcha makin' over there, Bow?



Bowen:  I'm...making...a mess of things...pretty much.
Michelle:  Stick with it, big guy.  You can do this!
Caitlyn:  Couldn't we have had our other brother do woodworking?
Shanna:  I'm not a guy!
Michelle:  Stick with it, Bow.  Anyway, I've had enough book time.  Let's have some llama time, ladies!



Michelle:  Ooo, tough luck.  Good try though, Clara!
Pippin:  Clara is particularly bad at Don't Wake the Llama.
Shanna:  Umm, there are people in the water.



Michelle:  So there are!
Shanna:  May I...kill them?
Michelle:  Not yet, sweetie.  Let's try some social skills.
Shanna:  Dang it.



Shanna:  Hi.  I'm Shanna.  My sister says I'm not allowed to kill you.
Teulia:  Ummm, ok...is that woodworking guy your brother?  He's cute!
Shanna:  Ah, you must have taken your contacts out to swim.
Teulia:  ...can we stop talking now?



Clara:  Hi!  Heh heh.  You're a boy.
Aleki:  Well, a little old to be called a "boy," but yes.
Clara:  A boy who's male!
Aleki:  I'm Aleki. 
Clara:  Yeah you are!
Aleki:  And  your name is...?
Clara: Yes, it is!  And I'm a growed up girl now!



Aleki:  I see that.  And I'm very confused by your mannerisms, but you are charmingly silly, young lady.
Clara:  Oh.  Clara.  It's my name!



Rua:  Well, hello, pretty lady.  I'm Rua.
Norma:  You're have hair be nice.
Rua:  I...what now?
Norma:  Your face is good.  Norma be me!
Rua:  I'm sorry, is Simlish not your native language?
Norma:  Funny be you're making the talky words!



Clara:  Hi.  You're a girl, so not as interesting, but my loser brothers might need someone, so my sister, Michelle, she's the really pretty one, thought I should talk to you or whatever, but I'd really like to talk to the boy.
Lanuola:  The boy?  You mean that old guy over there you were talking to?
Clara:  Yes!  Why?  Did he mention me?



Bowen:  Hmm, maybe...knife block...doesn't mean I carve it...with a knife?



Michelle:  So, how'd the socializing go?
Clara:  There was a boy and he was male and he told me his name!
Michelle:  That's great, sweetie.  He needs to win my approval before he can even think of asking you out or touching you or even speaking to you in a sweet voice.
Clara:  That seems perfectly reasonable!



Shanna:  I'm gonna go practice further away from everyone's ears!
Michelle:  And we all love, encourage, and thank you!



Norma:  Just gonna cook another plate of Rua…I mean...fruit.  A serving of fruit.  Psh, Rua.  I didn't say Rua.  You must have said that.
Michelle:   Literally wasn't even talking.
Norma:  See?  Must have been Rua YOU.  I meant you.  You said Rua.
Michelle:  Umm, ok.  Sure.  I'm gonna read now.
And with townies unlocked and some of them catching the eyes of our young Behrs, the crew set their collective sights on lots of long, tedious days of skilling.  Endless, mind-numbing skilling.
Caitlyn:  HaHA!  Tricked ya, my mind's already numb!
Michelle:  Alright, tell the nice readers "goodbye," sweetie.
Caitlyn:  Goodbye, sweetie!
Michelle:  (facepalm)

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Re: The Behr Necessities BACC, Back to BACC Parties
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 07:17:06 PM »
Have you chose n Sulani as your starting place? It's such a lovely place to play!

Since Clara has started a garden, does this mean you have opted for the "one of my Behrs will eventually live on this lot" approach rather than "our Watcher foots the bill for our communal camp" approach?
Looks like slim pickings on the spouse market so far, but it's still early days.
Child of the Islands trait?

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Re: The Behr Necessities BACC, Back to BACC Parties
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2020, 10:53:28 AM »
Have you chose n Sulani as your starting place? It's such a lovely place to play!

Since Clara has started a garden, does this mean you have opted for the "one of my Behrs will eventually live on this lot" approach rather than "our Watcher foots the bill for our communal camp" approach?
Looks like slim pickings on the spouse market so far, but it's still early days.
Child of the Islands trait?
Sulani is rather lovely.  It really lent itself well to great screenshots!
And yes, my approach to the starting lot is that one of the Behrs will stay there, so it's communal in the early going, but then whichever Behr stays there just sells off some tents and such and builds their own tiny home  :=)
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The Behr Necessities BACC, BACC to the Beginning
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2020, 10:53:58 AM »
We find ourselves on a quiet island beach in beautiful Sulani where a pack of Behrs have been hard at work to get a good start to their Build-a-City Challenge!



Bowen:  Umm...there's some random...stranger walking out of...our bathroom?
Norma:  Ohmygosh!!  He's spying on me!  I just know he is!!



Random Stranger:  No need to fear, everyone!  It's just me, Pippin!
Bowen:  Pippin?
Random Stranger Pippin:  Yes!  You know, your Watcher?  The person in charge of this whole thing? 
Norma:  Pretty sure that's Michelle...
Michelle:  Thanks, sis.



Michelle:  So, what went wrong, Pippin?
Pippin:  Wrong?  What?  As if I can't just pay my favorite Behr tribe...clan...crew...a visit without it being bad news!
Michelle:  So it's not bad news?
Pippin:  It is, I just didn't want you assuming it was!
Michelle:  Gee, thanks.
Pippin:  You are welcome!
Michelle: (facepalm)



Pippin:  Anyway, I had you guys complete 5 kava parties to unlock townies, but...uh...funny thing, the rules state you can only repeat one party, the other three need to be unique, so, again funny thing, you've kind of totally broken the rules by interacting with townies already.  Isn't that hilarious?
Norma:  What a load of garbage.
Pippin:  Oh, and another thing...
Michelle:  You messed up more?



Pippin:  The BACC thing that Watchers oshizu ad reggikko were doing, which I was joining, was actually supposed to start in Oasis Springs, so you were totally in the wrong place!
Clara:  We were in the right place to swim and show off how awesome we look in our swimwear!!  Well, except for Bowen.
Bowen:  (sigh)



Pippin:  So yeah, let's keep that positive outlook going and consider this a really solid practice run and restart in Oasis Springs!
Michelle:  Ugh, you are the worst, Pippin.
Pippin:  The worst at being horrible, I'm sure you mean.  Anyway, pack up the beach and let's go!
Caitlyn:  Suitcase full of sand!!!
Michelle:  Alright, crew, let's go.



Pippin:  Oooo, is this franks and beans?  I mean, I'd hate to see it go to waste...
Shanna:  Wait, why am I running?  Where are we going?  I was napping, did I miss something?



And so, our glorious sleuth of Behrs...
Michelle:  Sleuth?
Yep, I looked it up.  A group of bears is a sleuth.
Michelle:  Interesting.  Anyway, please continue narrating.
Thank you.  Our glorious sleuth of Behrs packs up their beachside glory to head to the desert expanse of Oasis Springs.
Caitlyn:  Did he say dessert?!?
Michelle:  No, sweetie, desert.  Like hot sandy place.
Clara:  So I can still build sand sculptures?!?!?
Michelle:  Yes, dear, but maybe after we build some skills.
Clara:  Oh, poo!
And so, the next update will see our lovely little crew restart their adventure.  Thank you for Behring with us.

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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2020, 06:16:42 PM »
Looking forward to seeing how the restart goes!

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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2020, 08:41:18 AM »
Looking forward to seeing how the restart goes!
Thanks!  I've had a ton of fun thus far in the restart!  I'm actually through the first full week, but this next update will just be the first day since so much happened and I didn't want to short change any of it  ;=)

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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2020, 08:41:56 AM »
We find ourselves on an empty lot on Oasis Springs where we reboot The Behr Necessities BACC.



Clara:  Hey, where'd the beach go?
Caitlyn:  Is that a dinosaur?!?!?
Michelle:  Focus, people.  Bowen, you have that awesome reputation...
Bowen:  I do...?
Caitlyn:  But dinosaur!
Michelle:  so you'll schedule a party and we'll get moving with this BACC reboot.



Bowen:  Umm...so I...want to have...a party?
Clara:  Nothing says party like playing in the dirt!



Michelle:  Atta girl, Clara.
Norma:  Guess I'll go make some Kava since that actually is related to the party.  As opposed to gardening.
Clara:  Playing in the dirt!!



Michelle:  Alright, Caitlyn, let's knock out those socials.
Caitlyn:  Like punch them until they're unconscious?
Michelle:  Different type of knock out, but I appreciate your enthusiasm.
Erwin Pries:  AAAAHH!!  They've come to take over!!!
Norm:  Kava's ready, come get it!
Erwin:  ...well, I am thirsty.



Norma:  I'd like to make a toast, but not to those people who are talking about me behind my back, you know who you are!!!
Erwin:  I'm scared.  I'm very scared.
Norma:  K, I'm gonna cook a meal.  Oww.  OOWWW!!!  Cooking myself!!!  COOKING MYSELF!!!



Shanna:  It's okay!  Crisis averted!  I'll save the oven!
Michelle:  Umm, I'll save our sister.  That kind of matters too.
Shanna:  Oh, right.



Clara:  We're eating!
Shana:  We're arting.
Michelle:  No idea why a boom box, which can run on batteries, doesn't work off the grid, but a digital drawing tablet, which needs to be plugged in to charge, does.



Bowen:  So, Caitlyn, I...wanted to become good friends so I can...boost my reputation even more before I...schedule the next party.
Caitlyn:  ...what?!?!  Sorry, there's this weird diamond thing above my head.
Bowen:  That's...your plumbob...?
Caitlyn:  Bob the plum?!?!?  Hello, Bob!  Hellooooo, Bob!
Bob:  ...
And as we were getting ready for a spooky party, the household was drawing attention.



Michelle:  Umm, alright, no one interact with the three creepers sitting across the street watching us.
Clara:  But there are boys!!
Michelle:  Maybe later, sweetie.
Clara:  (pouts) Aww poo!
Caitlyn:  Can we interact with the potty lady?
Michelle:  Potty lady?



Michelle:  Hmm, not sure if she needs to use the bathroom or if she thinks she's visiting our house.  Either way, yes, ignore her too.  Costumes, people.  We've got a party to do!



Caitlyn:  I'm a llama!!  llamallamallama!!!
Bowen:  Who decided...to give Caitlyn...a knife?
Caitlyn:  I'm gonna carve your face on it!
Bowen:  I...am scared.



Michelle:  Alright, knocked out those requirements, so we can work on skilling while they finish the pumpkins.
Shana:  Umm, why are Norma and I dressed as maids?
Clara:  And why did Michelle get the only cute outfit?
Michelle:  There are perks to being the leader.



Caitlyn:  Bowen!!  It's your face!!  See?  Pale and awkward!!
Bowen:  It...does look like me...you're right.
Caitlyn:  Woot!!



Caitlyn:  And it was pale and droopy looking and Bowen agreed it looked just like him!
Michelle:  Great work, sis.  I'll get Bowen signed up for therapy just as soon as we unlock services.
And as we reach the end of the first day...



Caitlyn:  The garbage llama comes to bring you gifts while you're sleeping!!
the Behrs are making phenomenal progress and Shanna has already reached level 6 of painting and Michelle is almost at 6 as well, Norma is at level 4 of charisma with Clara just barely behind her, Bowen is at level 4 of handiness, and we've had two gold medal parties.  And with that, we bid goodnight to the Behrs.



Watcher's note:  Extra special thanks to oshizu for gifting me Tiny Living (because she's awesome) which massively boosted the skilling rate and she also advised me to try the digital sketchbooks which massively increase the painting skilling and production.

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Re: The Behr Necessities BACC, And We're BACC!!
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2020, 05:34:39 PM »
I feel for Bowen. Maybe we'll get psychotherapy in time for him to make use of it.
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Re: The Behr Necessities BACC, And We're BACC!!
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2020, 07:24:35 PM »
The Behrs had an awesome first day for their comeBACC.  It's true what Justin Timberlake says!
Haha, I wasn't sure about the sketchpads, so my sims waited until they got Electricity & Plumbing.
So, I checked our boi Bowen's trait to see why he had the best reputation.
So his Good trait compensates for his being Hotheaded?

As for the Tiny Living pack, I'm just paying it forward because I received it as a gift earlier this year from our Immortal Dynasty moderator, @sdhoey . 🥰
As for parties, I'd thought my game was bugged but I see your sims also get the random, uninvited peeps on their lot.

I get the feeling that Clara might be staying at Pebble Burrow...

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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2020, 07:46:47 PM »
The Behrs had an awesome first day for their comeBACC.  It's true what Justin Timberlake says!
Haha, I wasn't sure about the sketchpads, so my sims waited until they got Electricity & Plumbing.
So, I checked our boi Bowen's trait to see why he had the best reputation.
So his Good trait compensates for his being Hotheaded?

As for the Tiny Living pack, I'm just paying it forward because I received it as a gift earlier this year from our Immortal Dynasty moderator, @sdhoey . 🥰
As for parties, I'd thought my game was bugged but I see your sims also get the random, uninvited peeps on their lot.

I get the feeling that Clara might be staying at Pebble Burrow...

Well geez, your welcome again. I figured you would love it and would like to play it in your stories that were going on. But that skilling boost is awesome.

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Re: The Behr Necessities BACC, And We're BACC!!
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2020, 12:29:38 AM »
I feel for Bowen. Maybe we'll get psychotherapy in time for him to make use of it.
Yeah, Bowen is a fun character.  The classic loveable loser figure.  And yes, we'll make sure he gets all the therapy he can handle  ;=)

The Behrs had an awesome first day for their comeBACC.  It's true what Justin Timberlake says!
Haha, I wasn't sure about the sketchpads, so my sims waited until they got Electricity & Plumbing.
So, I checked our boi Bowen's trait to see why he had the best reputation.
So his Good trait compensates for his being Hotheaded?

As for the Tiny Living pack, I'm just paying it forward because I received it as a gift earlier this year from our Immortal Dynasty moderator, @sdhoey . 🥰
As for parties, I'd thought my game was bugged but I see your sims also get the random, uninvited peeps on their lot.

I get the feeling that Clara might be staying at Pebble Burrow...
Well, whatever stuff Bowen had accomplished as a member of the Behr household prior to being imported here built up that reputation.  Michelle, on teh other hand, actually started with a negative reputation, no doubt due to that mean trait.
Clara will at least stay in the same world as Pebble Burrow  ;=)
Well, regardless of the reason for your generosity, it is hugely appreciated and you deserve to be praised for your kindness!

The Behrs had an awesome first day for their comeBACC.  It's true what Justin Timberlake says!
Haha, I wasn't sure about the sketchpads, so my sims waited until they got Electricity & Plumbing.
So, I checked our boi Bowen's trait to see why he had the best reputation.
So his Good trait compensates for his being Hotheaded?

As for the Tiny Living pack, I'm just paying it forward because I received it as a gift earlier this year from our Immortal Dynasty moderator, @sdhoey . 🥰
As for parties, I'd thought my game was bugged but I see your sims also get the random, uninvited peeps on their lot.

I get the feeling that Clara might be staying at Pebble Burrow...

Well geez, your welcome again. I figured you would love it and would like to play it in your stories that were going on. But that skilling boost is awesome.
Yes, the skilling boost is absolutely awesome, and I guess I have you to thank for being the recipient of the hand-me-down kindness  :=)

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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2020, 12:31:34 AM »
After a wonderfully productive first day, we return to our starting lot in Oasis Springs to check in on the Behrs.



Shanna:  So, why did you want me to change into my formal wear?
Michelle:  It makes you look so much more girly...and might discourage our siblings from calling you a guy.
Caitlyn:  Teehee, Shanna's dressed like a girl!
Shanna:  I am a girl!



Shanna:  But why is Clara also in her formal wear?
Clara:  There might be boys around!  I thought I'd show off how pretty I am!
Michelle:  Can't interact with the townies yet.
Clara:  Exactly, show but not tell!
Michelle:  Umm, ok.  Well, why don't you guys eat and get ready for your days while I just look in the mirror and get my flirt on.



Clara:  But you said we can't interact with the townies yet!
Michelle:  No, sweetie, I just need to paint three emotional paintings and this was the easiest way to get that done.



Michelle:  Alright, we have one repeat for parties, so let's do that kava thing again.
Norma:  (sigh) I'm on it.



Bowen:  So are...these the random townies...we shouldn't...interact with?
Norma:  Sure we can't interact with them, but I just know they're talking about me!



Clara:  I'm not talking to these boys, but if I were, I'd tell them to go ahead and take a nice long look at me!
These Boys:  (take a nice long look)
Michelle:  (sigh) Thanks for almost doing as requested, Clara.
Clara:  You are almost welcome!
And with another successful party in the books, the Behrs return to their skilling.



And these random fellows stay around and play Don't Wake the Llama.
Clara:  Oh poo!  I wanna go play with the boys!
Caitlyn:  I still wanna play with the dinosaur.
Shanna:  I want to do something other than play with the sketchpad.
Michelle:  But we have managed to get all these great paintings of the family.



Michelle:  And Bow has sculpted some excellent work, haven't you, big guy?



Bowen:  Umm...weird guys...staring at me...?
Clara:  Oh poo!  Stare at me, weird guys!!
Michelle:  Alright, a little more skilling time and then let's do a sunset wiener roast.
Caitlyn:  A what?
Michelle:  (sigh) The fire party.
Caitlyn:  YES!!!



Norma:  And of course Clara stays on the end with the guys.
Shanna:  I'm not a guy!
Caitlyn:  I'm cooking a stick!!!



Shanna:  Congrats, sis!  I thought for sure you'd catch on fire again!
Norma:  Well, if Michelle hadn't stopped her, Caitlyn was going to try to roast me over the fire.
Shanna:  ...that sounds like Caitlyn.
Norma:  Shouldn't you or Bowen have come to the rescue of a damsel in distress?
Shanna:  Not a guy!!
Michelle:  One more party left, let's knock out the stupid keg one.
Caitlyn:  I'll break it open!!



Caitlyn:  OHH!!!  It's magic splooshy juice!!!
Michelle:  The tap.  Put the tap in it!!
And with a tap inserted, the draining of the keg commences.



Shanna:  Ugh, I can't wait until we finish this and can tell the townies that's not a public restroom!
Caitlyn:  Heh heh, you're wearing girl clothes.
Shanna:  I'm a girl!!
Michelle:  Well, final non-keg-draining requirement is play an instrument.



Michelle:  Moonlight Sonata, coming up.
Violin:  Screech screech screEEeeEEEEEeeeEECCHH!
Michelle:  Well, in my defense, I've never touched an instrument before.  Anyway, party complete, townies unlocked, sleeping time!
And the next day...



Norma:  Hope you like the breakfast I made.
Caitlyn:  What's that, breakfast?  Norma's ugly?
Norma:  I knew someone was talking about me!!!



Clara:  Woot!  Leveling up the charisma!  Getting ready to talk to some boys!!
Shanna:  Yeah, you have fun with that, I'm just gonna take the trash to...wait a mintue!



Shanna:  Hi, I'm Shanna.
Mollie:  Oh, hey, Shanna.  I'd heard there was a really cute guy living on this lot.
Shanna:  Oh...you mean Bowen?
Mollie:  No, when I said "a really cute guy," I meant you.
Shanna:  ...yeah, I'm a guy.  Your guy, even, if you want.



Mollie:  Oh, I want!
But Shanna wasn't the only one who was chatting up a local.



Norma:  Wow, your sideburns are so fluffy!
Sideburns Guy:  Yeah, my wife likes 'em.
Norma:  Wife?  Oh.  Wife.  I...have to go cook or something.
But coming from the opposite direction was a random townie who looked like a Bowen clone.



See the resemblance?



Sideburns:  ...so yeah, the missus and I were thrilled when we heard we had new neighbors!
Bowen:  Seriously does...no one notice...the tent?
Michelle:  Ignore that!  Shanna is just spending some time with her new friend.  Nothing to see here.  Move along, people.
So, with townies and retail lots unlocked, we leave to Behrs to continue skilling...and building relationships, in Shanna's case, until next time when we see how the remainder of week one goes.

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Re: The Behr Necessities BACC, Talking BACC to the Townies
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2020, 02:43:38 PM »
Great restart! Listen, though, follow the rules as best you can, but don't sweat not getting everything exactly right. If I had seen this sooner I'd have told you to just hold the other 3 parties. This isn't like a Dynasty. You can't fail it. :)

Anyway, your Behrs are doing great! Looking forward to them getting their own places and seeing the Behr-boos.

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« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2020, 05:29:01 PM »
Great restart! Listen, though, follow the rules as best you can, but don't sweat not getting everything exactly right. If I had seen this sooner I'd have told you to just hold the other 3 parties. This isn't like a Dynasty. You can't fail it. :)

Anyway, your Behrs are doing great! Looking forward to them getting their own places and seeing the Behr-boos.
Thanks, but I'm actually rather pleased with the restart.  Having Tiny Living in place significantly increased the skill boosting and I felt more like I had a solid plan this time.  Plus, I like that we've all started in Oasis Springs now.
I'm excited to see more of the Behrboos as well!!  In-game I've finished one and a half weeks of the rotational weeks (so 2 1/2 weeks of the file), but I've only seen one of the kiddos.  I'm trying not to spoil the baby and toddler spam too much by having them appear in screenshots before I actually get to their households.

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« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2020, 05:46:12 PM »
We rejoin the Behr household in their final days together before the first week ends and we move into separate households.



Caitlyn:  I'm just gonna poke the tower with this stick!
Bowen:  I...don't think that's...how the game...works.



Clara:  Why are NO BOYS coming to our lot to see me?!?!?
Bowen:  She...seems kind of...
Caitlyn:  Heh heh!  Train wreck!!  Wreckwreckwreck!
Michelle:  Bowen, why don't you get back to woodworking and I'll try to talk Clara off the ledge.
Bowen:  That sounds...like...a plan.
Michelle:  Clara, sweetie, would you make me one of your lovely sand sculptures?



Clara:  Of course!!  It's a hippopotamus and it's a better sculpture than what Bowen's carving and it's better looking than him!
Bowen:  (sigh) She's...probably right.
Michelle:  Hmm, maybe we need to help him out..



Michelle:  So, Shanna, maybe you could help find someone for Bow?
Shanna:  I mean, I could certainly try.  In fact...



Shanna:  Hi!  You have cool blue hair and you're not unattractive.
Virginia:  Umm, you're bad at flirting and I'm not interested.
Shanna:  Oh, no, not that.  I'm taken.  But my brother, he would find you not unpleasant to look at.
Virginia:  You're bad at persuasion, but I've got some free time since I'm a pizza delivery girl in a town with no real houses.
Shanna:  Great!  C'mon!



Bowen:  Oh...hi...my name...is Bowen.
Virginia:  Are you having an asthma attack?
Bowen:  No, I...just have...trouble coming up with...what to say.
Virginia:  Oh, that's kinda awkwardly cute, actually.  I'm Virginia.
Bowen:  Your hair...is pretty.
Virginia:  Yours is partially absent, but again, it's awkwardly cute.
Michelle:  Either she has really weirdly convenient taste or our brother's smoother than we thought.
The Sisters:  She's weird.
Michelle:  Clara, are you thinking about how to get your garden to grow better?



Clara:  No, just planning how to meet boys...
Michelle:  Well, top marks for consistency, I guess.  And Caitlyn is so...



Caitlyn:  Woot!  Throw the things!!
Michelle:  (sigh) consistent as well.
Shanna:  Hey, I just finished that last masterpiece we need, so that means...



Michelle and Shanna:  we can open a museum!!



And so Michelle and Shanna admire or view 3 pieces of art each in a museum for the Painter Extraordinaire aspiration.
Michelle:  Yeah, it's basically just us looking at our own work and some sculptures Bowen did, so I guess it's technically vanity.
Shanna:  I'm proud of us.  I think we're cool.  I wish we were us.
Michelle:  Umm, good news, we are.
Shanna:  Woot!



Paulina:  Hey there, is your handsome brother single?
Michelle:  Aren't you married to the dude with the sideburns?
Paulina:  I don't see how that's related to my question.
And speaking of girls who are interested in boys...



Clara:  Boom!  You love me!!
Grey-haired Young Adult:  I do!  I really do!!!



Clara:  Boom!!  You love me too!!!
Pink-haired Young Adult:  I do too!!  I really do too!!!



Clara:  Boom!!!  You love me!
Sideburns Guy:  I'm...married...?
Clara:  Stop changing the subject!!
And while Clara finally gets to interact with some boys...
Clara:  Hellooooooooooo, boys!
Bowen finally gets to stop interacting with chunks of wood.



Bowen:  So much...woodworking...finally...finished.
Michelle:  Great work, Bow!  I knew you could do it!  And look, Clara's talking to the plants to stimulate the garden.



Clara:  ...and of course they all fell immediately in love with me, but I mean, you guys aren't surprised, amirite?
Plants:  ...
Clara:  Aww, thanks!  It's so sweet of you to say that!
Michelle:  I mean, it's still talking to plants, so it's gotta help, right?
And since Bowen and Shanna had both maxed their chosen skills, that freed up their time to talk to some special people.



Shanna:  Ooooohhh!!!  Look at this adorable tummy bundle of joy!!
Mollie:  Actually, Norma's just a really good cook and I was pigging out while you were skilling.
Shanna:  But, I thought we...
Mollie:  I'm messing with you!!  We're having a baby!!
Shanna and Mollie:  SSQQUUEEEEEE!!!!
Yes, Shanna can impregnate other Sims.  Well, this other Sim specifically.  But those two weren't the only ones having a special moment.



Clara:  'scuse me!  Hope I'm not interrupting a special moment or anything!
Bowen:  Oh, I...you weren't...
Virginia:  I think you were about to ask me something, Bow Bow?
Bowen:  Oh, right...would you...maybe want...to be...my wife...please?
Virginia:  I do!!
And then she said I do again.  And of course, they honeymooned in a tent.



Virginia:  Ok, this is certainly unique.  You promise we're getting a real house, right?
Bowen:  For you...my love...anything.
Virginia:  Awww!!
And after some tent time, they move out to build that real house and our first Behr is moved to a separate lot.  Meantime, something else happened on another separate lot.



Shanna:  Tada!!  I own a store!!  A weird-looking store!  A store where I sell my paintings!!  I call it Behrly Painted!
Michelle:  Excellent work, Shanna!  You just got us another settler!  Maybe now you can work on getting those last few masterpieces to complete Painter Extraordinaire so we can unlock Glimmerbrook.
Shanna:  (sigh) I just want time with my wife.
Mollie:  Umm, then maybe you should propose so I can actually be your wife?
Caitlyn:  A proposal?!?!?



Caitlyn:  Drinks all around!!
Michelle:  Umm, sweetie?  Those bottles are olive oil, prune juice, and soda.
Caitlyn:  Keeps you slick, regular, and energized!
Michelle:  Ewwww...alright, no one try the drinks Caitlyn's making.



Clara:  Hey, Paulina!  When you're busy heading off to try to woo my brother, I'd be happy to keep an eye on your husband for you!
Paulina:  Well, aren't you just the sweetest little thing?
Clara:  Yes!  I am!
And speaking of sweet things...



Shanna:  Mollie, my love and my life, you make me want to be a better man.
Mollie:  Oh, sweetie, you're more man than I deserve, but I'm so glad you love me anyway.



Shanna:  I vow to love, cherish, and honor you and to be all snuggly and lovey.
Mollie:  And I vow to hold you to that!



Michelle:  You two are so adorable!  And it's disgusting.  Like, it's really disgusting and I think the rest of us should move out and let you have this lot.

And so, we reach the end of our first week.  In this week, the following accomplishments have occurred:
  • Bowen unlocked electricity by maxing handiness
  • Townies, retail lots, and odd jobs were opened by completing five gold medal parties
  • 2 new settlers from Norma and Clara maxing charisma
  • 1 new settler from unlocking retail lots
  • 1 new settler from unlocking museum
  • 1 new settler from building a retail store
  • Glimmerbrook unlocked from Shanna completing Painter Extraordinaire
  • Del Sol Valley unlocked from Shanna reaching 2 stars of fame from selling paintings to collectors
  • Traveling opened (with the Behrs moving to 6 separate lots and 5 new settlers being placed on 4 additional lots) as long as Caitlyn accompanies the traveler since she maxed Photography (and a $5,000 Simolean fee is paid)
  • Services unlocked due to having 10 households
  • Tech Guru career opened from unlocking electricity and Freelancer career opened from unlocking townies and electricity
  • Art Critic career from unlocking museum
  • Retail Employee part-time job from building a retail store
All in all, a rather successful first week!

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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2020, 09:13:55 PM »
Wow, so many achievements during your first week!
Awww, Clara had to abandon her little garden (but I'm sure she took a little of everything with her).

Can't wait to see what your world looks like with all the Behrs living on their own!
Also, I have a big soft spot for awkward Bowne. Glad he found someone. :)

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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2020, 04:31:58 PM »
Great update! Those are some serious accomplishments. Don't mind me as I plod along over here. :)

It's really fun seeing our different approaches and priorities unfold.


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« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2020, 06:23:26 PM »
Wow, you're moving along! Happy that Bowen has found a wife, and Clara has found a husband. Not hers, but...(okay, old joke).
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