'This is so boring, Dylan. Can't we go bully Xanthe?' 'No.' 'But-' 'No.' Welcome back one and...one to Never Mind the Bee Sting, the Queen Bee Challenge that invites you to keep your own mean, unhelpful comments to yourself. Last time our Queen Beatrix Havar and her first drone Crystal had four children, Xanthe, Emerald, Dylan and Nolan. Two more and we're onto the next drone and free of Crystal's stupidity.
'Cute little Nolan. You won't be as mean as the others, will you?' Poor Rootie is over her head with all these mean sims. Xanthe has the most nice points, with six. Dylan has three and Emerald is a run away winner with only one. Guess who I love the most.
Okay, it's a tie for my favour between Dylan and Emerald. They're both so cute! Plus my simself has a soft spot for Dylan. She calls all the time for him.
'Isn't this totally barbaric?' I guess. But, like locking sims in doorless rooms or stealing their pool ladders, it's not something I'm likely to ever stop doing.
Rootie is a really good mother. Not surprising really, given how many younger siblings she has. Emerald is her favourite. Both of them are almost always on the beach, building sandcastles and sunbathing etc. It's nice.
Better than Xanthe, anyway. 'Dylan, as my little brother it is your duty to serve me. I am your queen and if this challenge had an heir, it would be me.' 'Don't forget who rocks the mean points around here. Plus, I'm a nerd, and can kick your ass with Maths as well as cruelty.' I love him!
'Huh?' Whoops. Seems that Crystal got preggers this time. I didn't mean for that to happen. Oh wells. Rootie could use a break.
Feeling better now? 'I guess. And happy that I can wear my swimsuit without looking like a beached whale.' That would be a plus.
I have never seen a kid do this before, but lo and behold the other day I was waiting for Emerald and she did this. So freaking cool!
This is possibly the best part of the challenge, when compared to the 26 pregnancy challenge; in the Queen Bee there is no pressure to make the kids skill all the time. They can just be kids. It's nice.
Though the girls are more into it than Dylan...
...who would still rather skill. He is a total nerd. But that's okay. Because he's cute.
'Sup Crystal. 'I had the craziest dream that I was pregnant and part of some sadistic challenge.' Look down. 'AHHH!' Good morning, by the way.
Great. Is there a headmaster in my game who is not a pervert? Anyways, Dylan and Emerald got in, which was good, because that pirate guy, who I usually love, was creeping me out more than the guy with the mancrush on Klaus.
*sigh* Must we really have to do this every dew days?
So, he's baldish and in a tux. WTF? To the Banana Republic! Sorry, I was watching the episode of The Simpsons with NSync in it as I played. That is my fav episode ever.
Okay, he's cute. And a personality clone of Emerald. He's cute and mean! *fans self* I luffs him. Not as much as the twins, but more than Xanthe.
Speaking of Xanthe... 'Listen, kid. I rule this house. Okay? I'm a freaking princess, and what I say goes. Got that?' 'If you talk to me again, I will kick you in the face.' 'Wh...what?' 'You heard me. I have one nice point and will use it to send you to the bottom of the beach sediment. Now leave me.' Go Nolan.
'Huh?' Just another bump, Crystal. Don't worry your pretty little head about it. Idiot.
'What? You finally found Fanta? Thank God! We've been missing him for almost half a chapter!' Yay! He's back. I still haven't forgiven Tango for chasing him away.
Everyone, this is Merlin. He is so cute. I love Merlin. Yeah, so he is likely to be drone two, so I had Rootie get her relationship with him romantic. Then I hit an issue. I assumed that Crystal was already at work when I had Rootie flirt. However, Crystal was in the process of driving to work, caught Rootie and all hell broke loose. I suck so much.
They're now in love. It's cute. So as soon as the last two kids are out, Merlin had move in and more kidlets can be made.
And I don't think either party are against that fate. 'Shh Alice. I'm scoring here.' Sorry Merlin.
Nolan, being the only other sim at home, is now furious at Rootie. But still demands huggles. 'I'm a complex being.' You can say that again, little guy.
'What's this Alice?' I got bored of the green. Prepare to be human again!
'Hmm...it tastes like sunshine and dandelion seeds.' That's great, Rootie, but hurry this up. I've got other sim's lives to ruin today, you know.
'Ack! Oh the-' The pain, the pain! Yes, yes, we've read it all before. Please, hurry this up. I'm getting bored and we know what happens when I get bored. Can we all say "neighbourhood deleation"?
'I'm home! I didn't get promoted and my wife cheated on me, but isn't it good to be alive?' We are two very different people, you know that, Crystal?
Hmm...I has an idea. I could have Rootie grovel to bring the relationship back up, or I could leave it low, feed Crystal cheesecake and be out of this whole mess easily. What to do, what to do...
'Dylan! I want to play!' 'I'm creating here, Emerald. Go annoy someone else!' The twins are so close, but so different. Crystal's all active and water balloon throwing, and Dylan's a skilling machine.
Rootie tries to redeem herself in the eyes of her son by teaching Nolan his toddler skills. 'Mummy a bad, bad lady.' 'Now then, Nolan-' 'No worries. I like that.' Sweet little evil kid.
'OWWWWWW!!! This hurts more than falling off the top of the human pyramid at cheerleading practice!' I'm sure it does. Now spin, twirl and we can all go back to doing more important things.
It's twins! But no cheesecake. I checked and she was already pregnant with twins, so all is chill. Doesn't matter, really, as I'm not playing for points, but it's nice to know. Both boys, both brown hair, both skin tone three, both with Rootie's blue eyes that she inherited from her father. This is Nathaniel, a name that I am obsessed by and overuse, and his brother is called Leo. Nice.
'Look, a star to show my greatness. Pretty!’ He looks so much like Crystal at this moment, it's scary. Quick, kid! Go skill before you loose brain cells!
Time for Xanthe to get bigger. 'And I want a castle, and a pony, and a car, and a prince to marry and a-' Kick up the arse? 'No!' Shame. I would happily give you that one.
Not to flame her ego anymore, but isn't she cute? 'I know, right?' She's a Pleasure sim, her LTW doesn't matter and she's really pretty. I'm surprised. But she did grow into her chin a bit more. It's no longer scary.
Poor Nolan. Does he really need an audience to his potty time? 'Ewww! Nolan made a stinky!' 'Dylan, you're such a doof! What else would he be doing?' 'Oh...yeah!' Oh, Dylan. What happened to you?
Even more shocking than Dylan's decreasing brain power is this; Xanthe taking care of her baby brothers without being told. 'Babies are like so cute!' Closet family sim! The horror!
Grrr. ACR spoilt my plans. These two got their relationship back up all on their own. Annoying! But sweet. It was nasty having them mad at each other.
'So, Nolan, I'm all big now. Still disputing my rule over the house?' 'I've seen you with the stinky twins. You're no threat to me.' 'MUM! Nolan's being mean to me!' 'Little busy here, Xanthe. Did you see where the butler hid Leo?'
Every time, Jerry? 'I want a baby that stays as a baby for a while! Not one that changes into a child within hours!' Poor thing. Never gunna happen.
Here's Nolan. 'Sup.' Isn't he the cutest thing since sliced bread. 'Are we done? I have people to threaten, deal to make and abuse. That kinda thing.' By all means, go.
This is...umm...I've forgotten. Wait, this is Leo. He's cute, in a chipmunk kinda way.
And here's Nathaniel. He's got the Havar mouth thing going on, but it cute despite that.
Xanthe? What are you doing? Why aren't you out chatting up boys and jumping on sofas? 'Nathaniel needs hugging.' *sigh* She is the worst Pleasure sim ever. Where's that annoying princess attitude now? Hmm?
'He's so cute!' Idiot. But Nathaniel is rather cute. Not as cute as the other Nathaniels I have in my game, but few sims are as cute as them. Very few people will understand that last bit, but whatevers.
Meanwhile, outside, Crystal comes up with a genius ploy to get more time with Rootie. 'If I don't have six kids, I don't have to leave. So I will throw them off the lot and voila!' If you're going to even try that, I don't recommend using my favourite. Leo's boring. Throw him.
Another LTW done. Now she wants to become a Media Magnet, and, of course, as is my luck that job refused to come up. Ever. Grrr.
Neither of the new twins have much of a personality, and since they're leaving in a few days I'm too lazy to write them one. Their one defining feature; they're stoopid as Crystal. Great.
Ewww. Rootiegotted all fat. 'You try having six kids.' You only had four of them. 'And your point is? I'm allowed a bit of baby weight!' No. Now pump it! PUMP IT PUMP IT PUMP IT!!!
'Hey, Emerald. Mind leaving. Your mother and I need some special time.' 'No. I'm staying here because I know it will annoy you.' I do love Emerald. So much.
After getting Fanta back again (yes, he ran away for a second time) I decided to get rid of both cats. They were way too much hassle.
To get her on the right (and winning) path (Pleasure and Romance sims FTW), I have Xanthe ask for a date. I shell out the full amount, because Rootie is loaded and I'm nice.
And this is what we get?!?!?! They have negative chemistry and he looks like a beaten baboon! I demand a refund!
'Xanthe? Why does your boyfriend look like that poo eating gorilla we saw at the zoo the other day?' 'He's not my boyfriend!' 'But he does look like a poo gorilla.' 'Yes, he does. Thanks for pointing it out, Nolan.' 'A pleasure.' I love him!
Xanthe isn't the only one making friends. Emerald brought one of her aunts home from school. 'It's so messed up that I'm older than my aunts and uncles.' That's just how things work around here.
Here's Harley, Rootie's youngest sibling (other than an alien called Hydrus who barely counts) and one of triplets. She's rather cute, huh? 'Duh.' She's also rather shallow.
'I can't believe that a hottie like you would go on a date with me.' 'Trust me, I never agreed to this. In fact, I'm debating smashing your face in at the moment, but that would require contact, so maybe not.' Poor Xanthe.
Nice outfit, Rootie. 'I hate being a Criminal Mastermind. Do I look evil to you?' I would actually expect you to turn yourself in. Well, as soon as Journalism comes up, you're out of the crime business, hopefully forever. It suits you like a potato sack.
'Listen. I never agreed to go on a date with you, and if you touch me with those banana peelers again, I will let Nolan kill you!' 'YAY!' 'Shh Nolan.' Oooh...*pops pop corn* Seems the old Xanthe is re-emerging.
Emerald? 'As an evil genius I have to keep in prime physical condition.' By jumping on the bed? 'It's not like you have any gym equipment for kids.' Just don't do that for too long. Last thing I need is you guys being taken away because you got overheated.
Poor Nathaniel. 'Want screen time.' You get more than Leo. That's something, right? 'No.' Well, grow a personality and we'll talk.
'Alice?' Nolan. 'How much would you pay me to drink these bubbles?' I wouldn't pay you. 'Did I hear fifty quid? Okay then.' Grr. Oh, and a quid is slang for pound, the English currency. Just in case you didn't know that.
'It tastes like pain!' Serves you right. Ooooh, poor little guy. Here take my wallet. 'Sucker.' HEY! That's the last time I care about any of you.
Since I'm bored waiting for both sets of twins to grow up later today, I invite over Harley and her brothers. The pale one is Heath and the other one is Harry. Now for an epic water balloon fight!
Even Dylan joined in. And yes, that monkey guy Xanthe had that one disastrous date with is still here. WTH is up with him?
And now it's birthday time. You'll see them all grown up at the very end, so let's get this show on the road.