The Artist at Heart : Chapter 2.1Presentation Transcript
Like it? “Love it. Now why don’t you just build me a house like every other legacy writer?” …’Cause I suck at building. You saw that shoebox of a greek house didn’t you? Anyway, just go find a job. I’m inviting Katy over and we’re working on this legacy right away!
No artist job? “Nope.” Culinary? Journalism? Anything? “Nothing I’m taking. Anyway, Katy’s here. Go catch her growing up picture.”
I misses her growing up picture. But she’s pretty darn pretty. Hopefully future generations will grow up in good stuff too. …..Nah…. I probably just jinxed myself.
I’m personally not a fan of big weddings, sorry, so they just got married in the living room. It was still romantic, in a way. They made out afterwards, so that counts. The best part is, I can change Katy’s hair! Woot! “You hate my hair that much?” Yes.
Wow, she went from pretty to gorgeous. I guess I can finally tell you her stats right? She’s a knowledge sim(big surprise…) with a lifetime want of maxing all her skills. About the only knowledge lifetime want I can handle. Pathetic, aren’t I? Her turn ons are vampires and hats, and she’s turned off by cologne. Her personality is set up as such. 8:4:5:3:5
Okay. You’ll probably remember this line from chapter one but… Woohoo. I want babies now! And you hafta go through three pregnancies. “I have to get pregnant three times? I thought it was just three kids. What if I have twins.” ……Stinks to be you then.
I finally sent Alan downtown to get better clothes for them. Whatcha think? I also think this is a cute couple photo~
Now, since Alan’s picky about what job to get, I thought about getting Katy a job. But recently her stats fall like the dickens, so I decided against it. Hehheh…. I said dickens…
This became a famous scene in the house. Katy’s energy falls like no other sim I’ve had. I swear, it falls faster then a sim who has been in a bad energizer run.
Katy gets her first belly bump, and Alan remains a true family sim. He constantly rolls wants to play or talk with her. While she has wants about skills. Nice to know the feeling is mutual. I’ll have her work on her LTW when the last kid is a child.
“Honey…. Are you okay? You look tired. More then usual, I mean.” “I’m fine. Just a little weary. And why are you watching boxing? That doesn’t seem like you.” “It was either this or the Spanish soap opera.” “It seems like you’d be to the type of man to love soaps.” “I thought so too, until I figured out I like soaps where I can understand everyone.”
Baby bump number 3! I know I’m still doing those wretched one line slides, but I’m getting a tiny bit better. ‘Specially around the time the kids are born.
“Hey there little one~ I’m gonna be your daddy~ Cootchie coo~!” “Would you stop that? You’re gonna scare him or her.” I’m getting kind of excited. First child born into a legacy is a big deal for me. Is that weird?
I finally broke down and just sold the extra recliner in the living room to buy this. Hey, it bought his way through college, and it can do it again. And since Alan is gonna spend most of his time painting, I decided to give Katy something to do.
I thought this was perfect. Not to expensive, and not too time-consuming, which will be a good factor when the baby is born. Only tending and that won’t take long for just four plants.
Finally it’s time for the birth of the first child. While Katy is screaming in pain I feel compelled to remind you that all future children of this generation will be named after anime characters. To…. Feed my obsession.
“AAALLLAAAANN!!!! WHERE ARE YOU, YOU COWARD!?”
Yeah. Alan’s watching the birth from the other room. I should’ve gotten the look on his face, he really did look scared.
Way to finally get in the right room Alan! And just in time to greet your new daugther! No twins. Thank goodness.
This little one’s name is Ayame, named after the female wolf demon from Inuyasha. She has her mother’s hair and eye color, though it’s far too late to tell where her facial features come from. Although normally I never care what came where except hair and eye color….
Katy’s proving to be a natural mother. She doesn’t have many baby related wants, unlike Alan, but she’s still good. Neither of them swarm the poor child to death, and they actually clean up the bottles! Granted, they still place the child on the floor sometimes, but I guess I can’t be too picky.
Onwards to pregnancy number two. It was a quite a quickie, especially because Alan had to get out of bed to change Ayame’s diaper. Bad timing kid.
Luckily, Katy’s managed to keep up with the garden. Alan’s still on his easel most of the time, but he makes time for his family. Don’t worry.
Aw, you were doing so good during your last pregnancy. Then again, maybe it was a trade off. Her energy need doesn’t fall nearly as fast this time.
While getting the mail, Katy gets her first bump~ I need to remember to change her maternity clothes though…. She doesn’t strike me as the pink type.
I’ll have to do it later though, because it’s Ayame’s birthday~ Yay! Grow up nice and big, Ayame!
I wish my mom did this to me as a kid…..
And she grew up in a tux. Why? Meh, she’s still cute. At least we can get a look at her stats finally. Lesse…. 8:9:7:3:0…… I’m sorry, what? Where did all those outgoing points come from, and what happened to all my precious nice points? I got a meanie.
A quick change of hair, and she’s on the potty. “Come on, learn this quickly. It’ll make our lives easier~” “Nub……”
I discovered a problem with her. As soon as she’s hopped up on smart milk, she races off for her little toy. It’s becoming annoying. All she ever does is play with her toys. And say nub. Seriously. In the game. It sounds like she always says ‘nub’.
Baby bump number two! Almost there to birth number two! Please no twins…
This poor garden is starting to get neglected. Yet it always maintains a good quality. Way to go you tough little garden!
Finally, it’s time for kid number two! In the same place as Ayame. I guess she just spends most of her time sleeping. It’s just a given. Please no ‘first-born syndrome’. I actually have no idea what that is, but it seems that future kids have the same personality as the firstborn. Never saw that in my game, but nonetheless. I don’t want another mean sim.
Yippee~ A little girl! And no twins!
This little one is named Aokiji after the kick-butt dude on One Piece. You’ll soon discover that I try to focus my names from that show. It’s my fave~ She has her mother’s eyes and hair. I wonder if we’ll get any blonds In the family.
I kid you not. Ayame has actually maxed creativity. I told her she never leaves that thing alone! Granted, I never had a toddler max any skill before.
Finally, It’s time for another birthday! A double this time. Aokiji into toddlerhood, and Ayame into childhood. Be sure to grow well! Both of you~ “Nub.”
First little Aokiji. She need an immediate makeover, but she’s got a cute face. Checking her stats…. 8:0:9:3:7. Oh yay! She’s not a meanie! And she’s quite like her father.
Ayame grew up pretty decent. I didn’t like the clothes, but the short hair seemed to suit her. “Awshum! I’m gonna grow up and become heir and reign over all the little nublets!” I fear for this kid….
One makeover later, and Ao’s looking pretty darn cute. She’s also a momma’s girl, since she follows her around everywhere and constantly rolls wants about her. No love for daddy. Aw.
Ayame got a makeover as well, and I like it. I still fear her zero in nice points, but at least she looks decent. I’m really glad I got that custom hair.
Yes, the first bump of the last pregnancy. “I’ll just be happy to get this all over. Two kids are already enough of a hassle.”
Ayame took it upon herself to tend for the garden, which is good, since Katy’s been ignoring it. Though she has a good excuse. I believe it’s called the ‘Miracle of Birth’.
“Hey there! Who’s a little nublet! Who’s a little nublet!? You are! Who’s gonna be heir? Not you!” Mean yet outgoing. Boolprop help me….
“Can you say mommy?”
“Teddy.” Close enough. Give her a cookie~
Ayame’s first homework assignment, and Alan knows nothing. That’s helpful… “Well, sorry. I’m just used to math with actual numbers…..”
Baby bump number two~ Finally, I can’t wait for this last kid to be born. I kinda want a boy.
This painting was actually painted by Ayame, you go girl!Not that she seems to care, so I just sold it.
“Hey little non-heir nublet~!” She’ll grow out of that word, right? Please say yes.
“Hey little unborn non-heir nublets!” “……..” God I hope Ao or the new kid grows up good. I’m starting to think Ayame’s not my best choice for heir. But still, I’ll wait until they’re teenagers so I can make a fair choice.
“Momma.” See what I mean? Momma’s girl. I remember doing this to my mom when I was tiny. Aw, precious memories.
“So anyway, when I’m heir, I was thinking, I should get like… a castle! A big one! With a moat! And scary things like Crocs and Alligates and Spongebob. Ma? Ma!? You listening?” “Mommy’s trying to sleep dear. And you should get to bed as well.”
Yay final pregnancy! I’m so excited , we’re finally gonna have all this done! Please be a boy, please be a boy.
“What’s wrong with ma?” “Nothing, she’s fine. Just go to your room.” Boyboyboyboyboyboy…..
It’s a boy! Yippee! Wahoo! Thank god, this house needed one. Say hi to Ace, named after Portgas D. Ace from One Piece.
Oh please no. I know what this means. Pleeeease no!
No! NO! NOT TWINS! We can’t afford two little ones!
Gah twins. Even though I know we can’t afford the poor little things, as soon as I see them, I melt. Stoopid adorable babies. This little guy is a male as well. I guess I wished for a boy too many times. Or maybe it’s because it took them 4 tries to get pregnant this time…. Oh, by the way, this little guy is named Aizen, after a very hot bad guy on Bleach.
“We’re finally done honey. No more pregnancies.” “Thank god. I was tired of feeling like the bus. Now we just have to finish up with the kids we have.”
“Ew boys. Little nublets. Why do ma and dad need more kids? They already have me for heir. But then again, I guess underlings won’t be so bad. As long as ma and dad potty train them.”
For some reason, Alan is addicted to the boys. He becomes the parent every sim player fears. The one that queues up an interaction with them every 30 sim seconds. And for some reason, I reeeeaaalllly like the lighting in this picture. They seem to glow…
Katy still has to deal with momma’s girl Ao. But she has no complaints. Unlike Ayame, she never threw up on Katy while playing.
And all cute things have to grow up and go from cute to pretty. It’s finally Ao’s birthday, and I’m personally excited about how she’ll turn out. As always, Ayame seems to only care about how strong her minions will be. Good enough for manual labor but not enough to overpower her.
“Okay, grow up nice and go to college and meet a man just like your daddy~!” Katy, hun, she’s only becoming a child. You have a while to wait.
Mm, not too bad. I’m not crazy about the clothes, but those will have to wait. I’m debating on whether or not to change her hairstyle. She seems to be the smart type, concentrating deeply, thinking about the meaning of life.……Yeah okay, she just wants cake.
“Hey Aya? I was thinking. Maybe if I work hard, mom and dad will let me be heir!” Obviously disgusted, Ayame kicked the bottom of her sister’s bunk. “Stupid nublet. I’m gonna be heir, not you. I’m firstborn. So it can’t be you.”
“And it most deficertinatly won’t be those mini-nublets.”
“Ya know Alan, now that Ao is in school, it may be time to call a headmaster.” “Yeah, I agree. Actually, an old friend of mine is head of a good school, we could try and-” “Daddy?”
“Aokiji? Why are you still up,? It’s late.” “I know, but I really reallywanna paint with you! I could make pretty pictures to sell just like daddy.” “H-Honey, that’s great, but my easel is both too tall and a bit too messy for you. Well…. I may have an idea…”
“Hey nublet. Whatcha doing?” “Practicing my creativity! I can’t be heir if I don’t have maxed out creativity right? And then I’ll make pictures just like dad!”
“Stupid! Stupid stupidstupidnublet! I told you, you’ll never be heir. Ever. I’m heir. Not get those stupid nublet thoughts outta head.”
Sulking out of the room quietly, Aokiji caught her father painting as always. It was true that Ayame was the first born, but she didn’t know that firstborn or second born was never counted in the decision for heir ship. She decided if she couldn’t be oldest, she’d be as helpful as [possible.
( I got her a make-over. About time huh? ) Recently Ayame noticed a pattern with her little sister. She would constantly clean up the dirty diapers….
Wash the toilets…. “Move nublet! I gotta make tinks!”
Putting the toys aways…. “I wasn’t done playing with that, nublet!”
Even going as far as to fetch an occasional snack for when her mom got back from work. “Cookies~ Cookies~ Cookies for mommy~”
The final straw is when Ao dared to touch Ayane’s precious garden. “HEY NUBLET!”
“THIS IS MY GARDEN! Don’t ever come back here again!” “But you were neglecting it. I was only making them feel better. Besides, it’s the family’s garden, not yours. You aren’t the heir or princess or whatever yet. And the little twins and I have just a great a chance of getting it too!” “WHAT!?”
“GET BACK HERE! I’M GONNA HURT YOU NUBLET!” “AHHH! DAD! DADDY!”
(I just can’t capture cool running poses can I?) “Both of you stop this right now! Stop it, Ayame get off her! (If you can tell, Ao actually won the fight. Kinda surprised me.)
“Both of you get inside and think about what you’ve done. The headmaster is here and at this rate, he wouldn’t be impressed with either of you!”
Alright, the headmaster hated us. Actually, he hated the custom content filled rooms and the custom food. Well, there’s a lesson learned. But at least there’s one happy thing today. The twin’s birthday~!
Both of the sisters were on edge about earlier, but Aokiji couldn’t help but relax when the young ones blew out the candles.
Little Aizen! Aw, he’s adorable~ “He looks just like you, Alan. Very handsome.” “You think? Hmm…. You’re right! He’s gorgeous~!” I suppose he wanted a son?
Sorry for the skip of things but Ace blew his candles while Aizen was being thrown up in the hair, and then he grew up in the ugliest thing ever. I spared you that picture on purpose. But here he is after his makeover. He has his mother’s hair and his father’s eyes. The first and only mix in the family. His personality is 8:1:10:9:7 I’m trying to figure out where the extra fun points came from, since every family member beforehand only had three there.
Here’s little Aizen after his makeover. Now that I look at it again, it was a horrible photo. When I took it I thought it would be cute because of Aizen reaching up to daddy. But you really can’t see anything of him. Sorry. His personality is 8:0:7:6:7.
The second these two are let out of their cribs, they run to their parents. It’s just too adorable. And I forgot why the ladder is there…. “Mommma” “Daddda”
“Ma. Dad. I decided that when I’m heir, I’m gonna be a totally rich person. Kay? Okay bye.” “Weerd.” “Wiird.”
“Stoopidnublet…. She’s trying to take my heir ship. She’s got them hypnotist. And she doesn’t stop painting! I maxed out creativity long ago, so I should be heir. I deserve it in every way.”
Yay! Aokiji finally mastered creativity. And she just had to do it on daddy’s easel. Oh well, I’m sure he won’t mind. If anything, he’ll be proud of her.
“Guess what Aya! I maxed creativity, so I have a chance for the heirship!” “Stupid nublet must be hard of hearing…. I’M gonna be heir.”
After swarming the custom content filled kids room with maxis paintings, and serving up a nice lobster dinner, the headmaster finally let Ayame and Aokiji into private school. Whee~ Katy’s beyond platinum at this point.
“Plant by plant, row by row~ With some love these plants will grow~ Step by step, one by one~ And in time I’ll get it done~”
“I told you not to mess with my garden nublet!” “Look Aya! An apple tree! I can already taste the apple juice~” Yeah, I splurged. Aokiji keeps rolling garden wants, so I decided to give her this. But now that I think about it, I’ve never seen a garden want related to trees…
Just watch, these two learn EVERYTHING together. And I mean everything.
“I can’t believe I have to wear this junk…” “Hurry Aya, we don’t want to make the bus late! Good morning Ms. Busdriver~” (At this point I feel compelled to tell you that I just finish installing OFB. I apologize if the story seems rushed, I just have a rule of not being allowed to play until a chapter is written up.)
Okay, there’s no story here. I just found this to be adorable But unfortunatly, disaster struck that morning.
“Girls…. Your mother have something to tell you….” “Well I…. Mommy got fired today, because she hasn’t been in. I had to take of the twins and you girls.“ “I could sell paintings for a while, while your mother looks for a job, but things will be a little tough for a while.”
“WHAT!? That stinks! I don’t wanna be heir of a poor family!”
“Aya, that’s mean. We’re all going to have to tough it out.” “Well, we should be rich. All legacy families become rich after a while. We won’t get rich if daddy just sells paintings.” “Sells……paintings…..”
“Daddy! I have an idea!” “Honey, it’s great that you want to help, but this really is complicated.” “Yeah, so shush up, nublet.” “Actually…. I want to hear it.” Alan said, looking over at his youngest daughter.
“Well, daddy always made money by selling paintings. And he also loves to cook. So what if….. We make a home business? Look a bakery art shop sort of thing! It’d be perfect. Daddy’s a great cook, so he could make money with that. And since we’ll still be at home, you can still take care of the family! And if it’s an art shop, Aya and I can help! We both have maxed creativity.”
“…….Actually…… that’s not a bad idea. How’d you come up with that.” “I read the news. Some guy made a living from breeding his dogs and selling them. But we don’t have dogs, so we can use art!”
“Ma! You can’t possibly think that’s a good idea! First of all, it’ll take money to start a business and second, this lot is too small for a business!”
“She’s right. Actually, it’s become too small for this entire family. So, we can sell the house and move onto a bigger lot.” “Are we really gonna do it!? Whee! I wanna paint right away!” “Slow down, first we need to create a stock of paintings. And we’ll still have to sell some to make enough money to start the shop.”
“But still, with the kids….” Actually, Ayameand the twins grow up in just one more day.” “Alright then….. Ayame can help in the shop. And Katy could take care of the kids.” Sounds like a plan.
“Mommy, I’ve been meaning to ask…. Who’s the voice that comes out of no where?” “She’s a legacy creator. She made daddy. She often comes to butt into the conversation. But we should thank her for getting us through the hard times.” Yeah, besides, I’m the one who installed OFB for ya….
“Well, then, there’s not much left to do other then to get ready for the big move. With the kids growing up soon, we should buy more easels…” “Daddy, can I get a big easel now~?” “Yes, alright.”
“Didja hear that Ace? We’re gonna own our own business~” “Biznes.”
“That…..stupid…..little…..nublet! Why would they take her idea!? I could come up with something better!” But you didn’t. “Shut up!”
Both Alan and Ao quickly got to work on their paintings, Ao finally having a real easel for her own.
Even the twins, who supposedly never understand anything, have gotten into it. It’s become apparent that I need to buy another toy. Ace hogs this one.
Even Katy got into the spirit. Hey, she wants to max all her skills after all. She may not be the creative type, but she knows that painting would take up a decent amount of Alan’s time. She’s studying cooking to help with the bakery.
“Look. JUST because you got lucky doesn’t mean you’re gonna be heir! So don’t get used to the idea of being the head of the family!” I’m kinda surprised. Ayame picks on Ao a lot in the game, but Aonevers cries. Way to go girl.
Ha-ha! Old-timer got beat by the little one! “Hey, Old-timer had to change diapers. They know how to use a potty, they just prefer their pants…”
“Daddy, can’t I paint with you?” “Once you finish your homework. And Ayame, you should get started on it too. “I’ll do it later…..”
Finally, it’s time for the big birthday. I decided to have them move out a little while after the big birthday. It should give them time to get a decent amount of money in stock.
First to blow out his candles tonight is Aizen~ “I should be first…. I’m the heir….”
“Brodda?” Don’t worry little tyke.
‘Brodda’ is on the other side of the table, about to grow up as well. Both of your grow up good looking~
“Ew. He’s ugly.” “Ayame! That’s mean!”
Finally it was Aya’s turn to age. Time for the dreaded aspiration roll. Remember, romance sims are not allowed to be heirs in this legacy. Why? Cause I don’t like the idea of an heir rolling wants to woohoo multiple people. I actually don’t like that idea for anyone.
Dare I say holy flimflamx3? “Ew. She’s ugly.” You are much better Ace. Not, makeovers for everyone. Then go outside. First deep snowfall of the year~
Here’s Aizen after his makeover. Ain’t her adorable. Sadly, I don’t think I got a close-up of Ayame. Sorry.
Here’s little Ace. Maybe you can see Ayame in the background. She has the same hairstyle as her childhood. It just suits her.
Ace wins! In the contest that never was.
I decided to get the boys easels, since they seem to want to help out in the shop. Though I think when the time comes, I’m going to have them use workbenches. I’ll probably just sell a bunch of knick knacks in the bakery. But it will be used mainly as a café kind of place.
Aokiji began studying cooking to help in the shop when she’s older. Ayame’s just doing it so she can live somewhat on her own.
Aizen’s little maxed skill pop-up disappeared right as Ace’s came up. I tried to time it so they both showed up, but I failed. Oh well. Told you they learn everything at the same time.
Katy maxes cooking. Not much to this slide really.
Both girls maxed cooking as began studying cleaning and mechanical. I forgot who’s studying what though.
Yeah. I know. I think it’s stupid for the adult to become elders that soon. And I want them in the story for a while longer.
I really think I’m gonna change Aya’s clothes….. On the plus side, Aizen is cute from the back.
Finally, on thelast day of winter, the family decided it was time to move. They talked excitably about the future, and scalding their tongues on fresh cocoa.
And that is where I leave you. Stay tuned for my first attempt at a business. Ever. Chapter 2.2 coming up ASAP!