From the Ground Up: Chapter 5Presentation Transcript
From the Ground Up:
A Towering Legacy
The Hula Invasion
Welcome back! Jazz is delighted to see you!
Last time, Jazz grew into an adult and headed abroad for some good old fashioned
spouse searching. She met two guys she particularly liked, Zeeshan and Jim. She had
more bolts for Jim than for Zeeshan, and he seemed to like her too…
And that pretty much brings us up to now! Let’s get started!
Now you’re probably wondering why I’ve included a picture of some random girl in this
chapter. Well, if you look carefully, you’ll find Beat heart-farting her.
He takes loving from afar to a whole new meaning.
Eventually, Beat got over his nerves and was able to talk to the girl he was crushing on.
“You look great in purple!”
I like the idea of putting these two together, but we’ll see. Beat’s relationship with her is
still pretty low.
True to his word, Jim Reeves did make it over from Twikkii Island. Though he wasn’t
exactly dressed for the weather.
It’s the beginning of spring now, but there’s still snow on the ground.
Unfortunately, the happy reunions were cut short by an unexpected visitor.
“Oh, hey! Jazz, you never told me you had a dog!”
SHE DOESN’T ANYMORE.
GRACE’S TIME IS UP. MY CONDOLENCES.
“WAH! MY DOG IS DEAD!”
“I gave up sunshine and tourist girls for this. Ugh.”
Jim did eventually decide to try and be more useful.
“Does me holding you help?”
Jazz sniffed, “Yes. You’re so strong.”
“I know. I’m amazing!”
“I like having you around, Jim.”
“Most people do. It’s my lack of a shirt.”
“Oh yeah, about that, aren’t you cold?”
The snow melted, and Jazz leant Jim one of Dorian’s old coats and took him out to show
him the neighbourhood. Just in time for Dorian to arrive home.
“Who’s that guy with my little girl? Also, is that my coat?”
Fed up of her father’s interfering, Jazz took Jim back inside…straight to the master
Jim doesn’t technically live with us at this point, and I haven’t got a proper room for Jazz
just yet, so I suppose they didn’t really have much choice.
But still. That’s her parents’ bed. There are plenty of couches they could have used.
After that, Jim did move in, so I’m going to have to rearrange things to make a second
master bedroom anyway.
On the plus side, Jim brought quite a bit of money with him – I guess working on Twikkii
Island pays well! I’m loving the fact my founder and heiress have chosen quite well-off
Anyway, Jim is a Romance sim (like you didn’t see that coming) with a personality of
“Hey, Dad! Hang loose!”
Dorian tried his best to hang loose, he really did.
“I can do it! I can fit in with the young people!”
“Wow, Jazz! Excellent taste in men!”
“Tell me about it!”
“Does he ever wear a shirt?”
Anyway, the reason everyone was downstairs was for Dorian’s birthday. He seemed a lot
younger than Aurora, but that’s just me.
And naturally, everyone turned out to watch. They’re a weird looking bunch, but that’s
fine by me.
Also, that random townie girl. I have no idea where she came from.
Dorian looks essentially the same. But what did you expect? I don’t think the alien face
changes much once they’ve hit adulthood.
After everything is done and dusted downstairs, Jim and Jazz retire to their own
bedroom, now situated where the nursery used to be. Once the third floor is installed,
their bedroom will move up and the room will become a nursery again.
Speaking of the third floor, it’s time to produce some kids!
…it took them four tries. And looking at how smug they are, they probably did it on
And seeing as neither of them were rolling fears for it…
“Jim Reeves, we’ve only known each other a short time, but I already know I want to
spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?”
“I suppose I can cope with that. If we get to woohoo lots.”
“Well, of course!”
“Um, stupid question, but where did all of these people in formalwear come from?”
“I think it might have something to do with the engagement.”
“You didn’t tell me we were going to get married TWO HOURS later!”
“Honestly, I didn’t plan to get married this soon.”
“Can we change our minds?”
“Nope, we already bought the wedding arch.”
“Fiiine. Shortest engagement ever, by the way.”
“These chairs are disgusting, I refuse to sit in them!”
“I forgot how to sit down!”
“I’m just going to stand here and not pay attention to anything.”
…it was a beautiful wedding, no?
The guests then crammed themselves upstairs for some smustling. Cube apparently had
missed out on all of the wedding antics.
“What’s going on?”
Hooray! A new generation is on its way!
“I don’t want a baby!”
She then rolled a fear of a baby, and kept it there. Great.
Jim was a little more enthusiastic.
“Can we name him Jim Jr.?”
“What if it’s a girl?”
Obligatory shot of the finished portraits, hanging side by side.
Despite all of my complaining, I do quite like Jim –and his recessives!
I like Jim despite his smug little grin here.
“I’m going to teach EVERYONE the hula!”
And they will do the hula so much they’ll forget eating is a thing they need to do to
survive. Thanks, Jim.
“Hey, sis, there’s some spaghetti downstairs, should we go get some?”
“Nah, let’s just keep dancing.”
Side note, I’ve never noticed how flat Beat’s profile is until now.
This is the first time I’ve ever had a dog ghost. And also the first time I’ve ever had a dog
ghost haunt someone!
Grace has decided she doesn’t like Jim, for some reason. He’s the only one she scares.
Soon enough, it was time for Cube’s birthday. It seems like Jazz has been an adult for
ages, but only because she went to Twikkii Island.
Don’t they all look so excited?
Cube is gorgeous, just like her sister!
But considering they’ve looked the same all this time, you probably expected that.
…I’m still pleased with this.
“Congratulations on not going to college, sis!”
“Gee thanks, Beat.”
Cube was then booted out because there’s not enough room to keep spares in this
“So what do you think? Am I not just the world’s greatest chef?”
“Making a sandwich does not make you a chef!”
Jazz clearly feels very passionate about the matter.
“So who is this guy?”
“I thought you brought him home?”
“Who taught him how to hula?”
“It wasn’t you? The Twikkii Island Hula Specialist?”
“Ha ha. No, seriously, why is everyone doing the hula now? Have I started a trend?”
And after what felt like an eternity, Jazz finally went into labour.
I’m guessing it didn’t feel an eternity to you. Try waiting to build a new floor and start a
generation all at the same time!
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a girl! This is Poppy, who appears to have her mother’s bug
eyes and green recessives . She’s also a red head! Yay!
And no, Jazz didn’t suddenly age, that’s Aurora holding the baby. So where’s Jazz?
“Ahahaha! Babies suck!”
Yeeeah. She was still fearing having a baby, and there was nothing I could do about it.
Now would be a good time to show you our new shiny third floor!
Here is the NEW floor! Isn’t it great?
That’s Jazz and Jim’s bedroom. I will most likely end up moving things around later on (I
do that a lot) but for now, there’s quite a bit of space up here.
The second level. Not much has changed, but I took the bathroom out for the stairs – I’ve
played ahead and I am seriously regretting that decision.
And the ground floor!
I made Aurora and Dorian’s room smaller so I could fit a dining table in. It’s still a bit
awkward sometimes, so I’m probably going to have to shift more stuff around.
And now we have a third floor, this has suddenly become an issue.
“Let’s hang loose on the landing so no one can get through!”
“Sounds like a great idea!”
Jazz has completely lost it. For now, I’m sure she’ll be fine eventually, but seriously. I’ve
not had a sim go this crazy from a baby for a long time.
“It’s okay, plate-face, my husband doesn’t need to know we were out here alone…”
Sun’s up, let’s have a look at the tower!
It’s an ugly, squat building and I love it.
Grilled cheese is supposed to be made while nude, you knew that right?
…honestly I have no idea where her clothes went.
That night, tragedy struck.
AURORA STONE, WE NEED YOU IN THE AFTERLIFE!
“What on earth for?”
ER…WELL. YOU BUILT THIS TOWER RIGHT?
SO YOU MUST BE GREAT AT DON’T WAKE THE LLAMA. WE NEED YOU ON OUR TEAM.
LOOK, I’LL EVEN BUY YOU A DRINK.
“Sounds good to me! Do I get a pretty pink necklace too?”
NO, THIS IS MINE.
And with that, Aurora went off to the Afterlife, no doubt to try and win Death’s flowery
lei in a game of poker.
And because of the tower, hardly anyone made it down in time to see the death. So then
they got distracted by other things.
Like taking turns to feed the baby. I’m sure Poppy’s not that hungry.
Anyway, babies are dull, so let’s see what we’ve got here!
Beat has the honour of bringing Poppy to the cake, because it’s his birthday too.
How cute is she?
That’s her Dad’s nose, but I think the rest might be all Jazz.
Poppy has a personality of 2/7/10/6/8 – she’s full of extremes , this one!
Shortly after Poppy’s cake, Beat steps up to his own.
He’s handsome! He’ll be sticking around for a little while, because he’s a family sim and
my romance heiress is going to need all the help she can get!
“Oh hey! Zeeshan! You should come stay with us next week!”
That’s all for now!
See you next time!