From the Ground Up:
A Towering Legacy
Are We Done Yet?
Welcome back to From the Ground Up, where generation three are still in uni because it
takes FOREVER – hence the name of the chapter!
Last time there was a lot of flirting and kissing and falling in love. Also a lot of dancing.
The group are doing their best to spread the hula around!
Now let’s get them graduated!
We rejoin the family to find Poppy doing the hula. Of course. What else did you expect?
I think Fern might be the only sim not caught up in the hula craze, and that’s only
because she so busy with her video games.
She finally found a way of gaming that doesn’t swallow simoleans, too.
That said, Erin doesn’t like to dance the hula either. But she does dance. And stay in the
background a lot, actually. I don’t think any of her antics made it into the last update.
The boys are into the hula as much as everyone else is, though. You know, I’m hoping I
get some boys in the main house this generation!
“They all dance! I might be out of a job!”
There’s no need for the gym coach at all. She still yelled at Belle and Eric before leaving,
A glitch happened where one of the dormies didn’t move out when the final wave
arrived, and Erin drew the short straw and actually has no room.
The poor girl sleeps on the sofa, or in Charlie’s bed if he’s not using it.
The next day, as a distraction from the dancing epidemic, Poppy invites over her beloved
Poppy greeted him with a kiss…
…and he greeted Poppy with a burp.
“Really? Right after we kissed?”
“At least I waited until afterwards!”
A cow-llama fight then distracted the lovebirds from each other, the same cow Fern was
trying to flirt with in the last update.
And in case you’re wondering, llamas won.
The victorious llama then hung around to disrupt the background of pictures and
occasionally cheer. Which sort of ruined Poppy’s proposal to Samuel.
“She wants to marry you, dude! Can I get an L? O? V? E? LOOOOOVE!”
“Is that true, Poppy? You want to marry me?”
The llama stopped being quite so annoying when the ring was on Samuel’s finger.
“This is the nicest thing I’ve ever owned, Poppy. I hope I don’t lose it.”
“You’ll be fine,” She told him, “So…will you marry me?”
“Of course I will.”
The moment was then ruined by a streaker, which both Eric and Charlie thought was terrifying.
University is no place for beautiful engagements.
After the excitement of Poppy’s engagement, life went back to normal. And by normal, I mean
Fern was playing games.
Poppy wasn’t as delighted about it.
“FERN! THAT WAS NEARLY MY HEAD!”
It’s times like this that Poppy reminds me of her grandfather, Dorian.
“Don’t play the game if you can’t handle it, sis.”
Have I mentioned I love Fern? Well, I love all of them really, but Fern is the only one who lets
her mean streak show. Belle hides hers and Poppy is ridiculously nice.
Samuel did hang around after getting engaged, but he was mostly doing things like this.
“Hang loose, lady!”
“Nice try, but you definitely need to work on it. I could teach you.”
Poor Samuel – everyone already knows how to hang loose!
Outside, Fern had found someone else to play games with.
“No fair, Fern, you’re cheating!”
“How can I cheat at rock, paper, scissors?”
“I don’t know but you’re doing it!”
“You and Poppy are just sore losers. I’m going back to throwing change in the arcade machine.”
FINALLY. This puts Poppy in her final semester.
Also, they would like to inform you that Eric is a popularity sim.
And to celebrate almost-being-graduated, Poppy went on a date with Samuel. She needs 50
dream dates to be permaplat, and I have no idea what number I’m up to.
So any excuse to go date is welcomed.
“You’re paying, right? The lady who seated us said my money’s no good here.”
Well, Poppy looks like she’s fearing the worst, but it turns out Samuel is a cheap date. All he
wanted was some mac and cheese.
And then to gross out the hostess with their PDA.
All in all, it was a good date.
The next day, a genie lamp appeared on the doorstep. I didn’t really know what to do with it, so
Poppy pocketed it for usage later.
“Oh man, this IS fun! I can so see why Fern does this all the time now!”
Great. Another sim spending the household funds.
Another day passes, and Samuel invites Poppy out on another date. He just can’t get enough of
her company – probably because she pays most of the time.
But they are good together.
I think Mrs Crumplebottom disagrees with me on that, though.
“You’re engaged but not married so stop kissing!”
“What is your deal, old lady?!”
After being beaten by an elderly woman, Poppy rolled the want to try the dance sphere.
It can only end well, right?
At least she gave it a go, right?
Nothing cures dance sphere injuries quite like the hula!
You may also have noticed that Fern doesn’t like to change out of her PJs. She hasn’t worn her
everyday clothes once in this entire update.
Look, Samuel did it again! Skipped out on his half of the bill, but treated Poppy to an expensive
Which will now fund the video gaming habit.
“Hey, Belle, I think pink shoes would REALLY set off your outfit!”
“Really, Eric? And what do you know about fashion? You’re constantly in your pyjamas!”
Eric and Fern are agreed on the benefits of wearing PJs constantly.
And FINALLY my heiress graduates!
We’ll be back to ordinary towering madness before you know it!
Poppy looks as happy as I feel about graduating finally!
I’m not planning to play university again for AT LEAST three generations.
I then took some pictures to commemorate the occasion.
This is the last time I’ll have all three girls under the same roof, and that makes me kind of sad –
they’ve been a blast to play together.
And of course Jazz and Jim came to see their baby graduate.
Keika pointed out that you can see what Poppy took from each of her parents in this picture.
“Really? They came to my graduation to make out everywhere!”
Outside, Fern was getting harassed by the Gym Coach.
“And another thing-”
“You know what, lady? Either join the party or leave, I don’t have time for this.”
Family hula time!
Uncle Beat turned out to be one of Poppy’s closest friends, but not her Aunt Cube, strangely
Poppy grew up into an outfit that’s alright, but not very Poppy, if you get what I mean.
Also, you can see the Gym Coach did end up joining the party.
And FINALLY, we are back at the tower!
With all of its insane glory! I have no idea who let that guy in!
Also, Poppy is phoning up someone very important…
Of course it’s Samuel. He moves in straight away because I want generation four and another
floor to the tower.
Samuel Cormier moves in with a whopping fourteen bucks. No doubt that’s all he has left after
treating Poppy to widescreen TVs and whatnot.
He has a personality of 0/5/0/5/6 which will no doubt make for some interesting tower antics.
Jim gets started straightaway on Poppy’s portrait. These will hang above the stereo on the third
floor – each heir’s portrait hangs on their floor, afterall.
Meanwhile, Poppy and Samuel are being cute.
I wonder if those alien eyes will last another generation.
Later on, Samuel gets a guided tour of the tower from his mother-in-law-to-be.
“And this is our dog, Dash.”
“He doesn’t seem to like me. He can probably smell the cat on me.”
“Oh, you used to own a cat?”
“No, I used to snuggle up to the strays in the alleyway.”
Poppy is in charge of Samuel’s portrait.
I’m really excited for this generation, and I can’t wait to see the kids. I’m also hoping for some
boys this generation – I’ve had all female heirs so far!
Wedding day, and Poppy’s guests demonstrate why towers are not fit for partying in. This is the
ONLY angle I could get to show you, as well.
I keep making the stairwell wider to try and avoid these crowds, but it just means more sims
can stand in the way.
Now this is my first ever wedding with the Celebration Stuff pack, so I really went to town with
all of the new stuff.
Prepare for a spam of prettiness!
Obviously, the ceremony went off without a hitch. Except the fact the chairs had to be back
further than I remember them being. It must have been that long ago since I last played a big
“You guys can stop clapping now, it’s time for cake!”
“Woo, cake! More applause!”
I feel like the answer to this question is going to be obvious, but is Samuel a cake shover?
Of course he is! I expected no less of him, really.
I then noticed the little vegetable patch at the back of the tower was in a right state, and set
Poppy about sorting it out.
So she spent her wedding day dealing with pests.
She does not look happy about it, understandably.
Meanwhile, Jazz and Jim sneak away from the main party – which consists of eating large
amounts of cake on the ground floor – to dance together.
Which I think is absolutely adorable.
Eventually, the guests left, Poppy finished the garden, and the newly-weds finally had some
Generation four is officially on its way!
But that will have to wait until next time.
See you soon!