Welcome back to The Devereaux Legacy!
When I last left off, both my heiress Ansley
and her sister Savannah were headed off to
Sim State University. Back at the main house
Josh, my founder, just gave birth to a totally
unexpected alien baby, due to the fact that I
thought that Sims couldn't get pregnant when
they had only 5 days left before elder.
I am really sensing that this chapter is going
to be relatively short, however. I'm not a big
fan of University playing and in my "for fun"
neighborhood only my rich "privileged" kids
go there. Of course, when I say "for fun" that's
more for MY fun, not really the Sims fun. But I
digress. It's mainly studying and skilling for the
girls, so I'm actually sparing you those boring
All of this college stuff has made me...want
to...BURST INTO SONG!
* cue Sesame Street-esque music *
What do you do with a BA in English?
What is my life going to be?
Four years of college,
and plenty of knowledge
Have earned me this useless degree!
I can't pay the bills yet,
'cause I have no skills yet.
The world is a big scary place!
But somehow I can't shake,
the feeling I might make
A difference to the human race!
Avenue Q (the only musical I've ever seen
with the MA rating on it. No kids at the
theater for the win!)
(And I am aware that the picture is of
Academie Le Tour, not SSU. My Apologies.)
Dear Bob: I have finally completed my
memoirs titled "How to Make That Woman's
Life Miserable: Monologues of the First
Generation" Naturally, I am positive that it will
be a best seller. Wait, who's ringing at my
doorbell at this hour?
Indeed Bob, everything is still coming up
Joshua. Even though it was the middle of the
night, my publisher decided to express deliver
a copy of my novel. I am, of course,
After Josh finished gloating over his best
selling novel, it was time for Aylee to turn into
"Please be evil, please be evil, please be evil,"
chanted Josh as he tossed Aylee into the air.
And Aylee, like her sisters, is nowhere as evil
has Josh was hoping them to be. She's a
Gemini 1/10/10/5/5. Oooo, my first slob,
and she will also be a full and true finger
Josh is whispering things into Aylee's ear as he
potty trains her. He's not even doing his usual
writings to Bob for this.
Aylee, on the other hand, seems far more
fascinated by her glowing green color.
"Green...green isacolorofthe...rainbow. Iama
Despite her weird speech pattern, Aylee is a
rather compliant little kid who really just
wants to gain Logic points. And eat her toys
"Yeah kid. And then you will make lots of
friends. That's all that's keeping me going at
this point, is the constant phone ringing to
irritate that woman"
Ahahahaha. No, not with AL, or Pescado's
Bob, I would say RUE! and all that, but really,
what's the point? I'm old, none of my children
are evil spawns. That woman has won. Well,
It appears that Josh still hasn't fully given up
on Aylee being evil, or at the very least,
"Come on kid. Say it. Saaaayyy it. Say the best
phrase ever! Say, 'I am the Sexy Shoeless God
*Belkar, Order of the Stick (an awesome web
comic, everyone should check it out).
Based off the look on her face, I think she's
trying to tell her father that she would rather
have original catch phrases.
Despite Josh pestering her to be evil, Aylee
goes about her life, constantly rolling wants to
play chess and earn Logic points. Generally,
she is a happy kid, happier than Ansley and
Savannah were at her age actually.
And of course there is the obligatory
Headmaster visit. Aylee greets the
headmaster and gives the tour, babbling to
him in her Aylee speak.
Backpacks...type juice. Hooray!"
Despite all of that, Aylee gets into Private
School. The Headmaster is only slightly
And lo and behold! Kelly has finally reached
her LTW, which was to become a Celebrity
Chef. It's such a shame that it took her so long
to do this simple task, but at least now I don't
have to worry about her Aspiration score.
Congratulations girly girl, I am so sorry for all
of your troubles.
"It will end soon, so no worries."
It was at about this point that I realized that I
haven't turned on Free Will for the house in
quite some time.
You know, I kind of forgot that my house is
on a beach lot.
"Podpeople liveunderthe...sand shovel!"
Apparently Aylee needs to work on her
creativity. Or maybe she just figures that's the
type of house that pod people want to live in.
"Ewww! Tattoos!" exclaimed Ansley with
disgust when she saw Remington, the
placeholder for the Greek House.
"Yeah, look who's talking. Those are some
terrible outfits. I am so done living here, have
fun. No, I am not leaving you a forwarding
address or phone number," sighs Remington.
(Seriously, why is that such a common name
in this game? Does anybody know any
Remingtons in real life?)
Ansley and Savannah wasted no time
changing into their new clothes.
And Savannah wasted no time declaring her
major in Drama so she can make out with her
Ansley, the more conservative sister and
heiress to this legacy, wasted no time inviting
her future husband over to ask him a very
"Hi Hunter. Ewww, Mr. T chains. Well, before
I decide what I want to do with you, yes yes,
you think I'm cute, I need to ask you a
question or two. Consider this a job
"First of all, how much money do you have?
Do you have enough to give me everything
that I want without depending on my family
fortune to supply you with ugly Saturday
Night Fever clothes?"
"I have a modest amount of money, enough
to get by I suppose. I'm also an expert at
"Please stay on topic."
"Next question. What is your job? Are you a
deadbeat unemployed lowlife who is just
scamming me to get into my family so you
can inject your terrible fashion sense into it?
Or have you made something of yourself?"
"Actually, I am the Mayor of SimCity."
"Yeah, the clothes are my secret identity, like
Superman or Batman..."
"Yes yes. That's all very whimsical and such.
Well, I suppose you will do. I am going to kiss
I guess love comes softly, even for a Fortune
Sim whose secondary aspiration is Romance.
Is it just me, or does it seem that Hunter is a
bit taken aback by Ansley's business like
"Okay Hunter. You see this ring? No, I am not
giving it to you; you are to give it to me. I
didn't want to take any chances that you
would pick out some gaudy or ugly thing. So,
I took the liberty of picking it out myself. See
how it shines in the moonlight? I want to
blind everyone who looks at it.
“ Naturally, this means that we are going to
be engaged. And then you are going to make
lots of money while I make lots of money and
then we can buy more nice things. And now,
that it's all settled, I am going to jump into
your arms and squeal like a little girl out of
happiness. Do NOT drop me."
And she did so.
"Oh, and one last thing Hunter, you WILL be
getting a whole new wardrobe when we are
married. I can't have you clashing with me."
Ah, the words of love spoken under a
While school was mostly studying, I did try to
attempt to throw another party. Yeah, Toga
parties are a real dud when your elderly
parents show up, and one of the other Greek
members decides to sit down and study.
Needless to say, I am still looking that ever
elusive Roof Raiser score.
This is SimMe. See the look on my face?
Really, there is only one reason why I would
have that look...
Because I bloody hate Romance Sims!
Disgusting wants and all that garbage. And a
part of Savannah's Sim soul has just died,
never to return. I am such a prude. But, better
a prude than rude.
I trust you will be happy that I allowed you to
do this, and you won't mind if I ignore your
new want for Public WooHoo with three
"For now. I'm Platinum, so I'm happy. But, if
you also notice my fear panel, you will see
that I do not want to get engaged to the
Professor dude, the man I just had my first
Where is a red letter "A" when you need it?
Wanted: An outfit with a scarlet letter "A" on
it. Reward: A grateful nod in your direction.
And you, Professor Merlin Lewis, ought to be
ashamed of yourself.
"Ooooo. And I have a souvenir photo. I want
to line my room with all SORTS of these.
These with all sorts of different men in the
picture. Do you want a copy Professor...uh,
"Ah, yes. Um, well. I will remember
everything, um, explicitly, you see. I have no,
um, need for, um, physical souvenirs."
Gross. And what's with the 'verbal garbage'?
What kind of drama professor are you
anyway? That's something that I dropped
back in high school (which was longer ago
than I care to admit) from training with my
forensic coaches. For shame!
While Ansley may or may not be distressed
by her sister's actions...
She still seemed to be far more distressed at
Hunter's "I'm a 40 year old divorced man
cruising the young hot bar scene for nookie"
Seeing as the girls really have nothing better
to, as they only really need to sleep, and their
grade bar is full up, they pretty much chat on
the phone with people from the directory. I
think my family friend count is at something
I would also like to call this picture: "Can you
hear me now?... Good!"
It turns out that Ansley is the first one to make
enough friends with a certain underground
group at SSU...
"Ewww. Why are you touching me?
* gasp * Those handcuffs clash with my
outfit! Don't you have something is a nice
pastel blue? Maybe fuzzy blue handcuffs?"
"Sorry princess, I don't...wait. Fuzzy
"Oops, sorry, Romance secondary popped
through for a second."
"...Please come along quietly miss. I don't
think I have a spare toilet brush to scrub my
Just think blue skies and waterfalls Dorian.
Blue skies and waterfalls.
"Oh. I see. Secret Society. Well, I guess I'm
allowed to take everything, right? Oh, I'm
sorry, I meant to say that you are all going to
be kind enough to 'donate' all of your cool
toys to my cause? No no, please don't touch
me, you all clash with my outfit. Yes yes,
congratulations are in order for me. Hooray.
So, where is everything?"
"Well, thanks for the stuff. Oh? And you are
giving me new clothes? I like clothes! Ewww!
Polyester?! Yeah, you'll have to forgive me if I
show my appreciation from far, far away.
Really, it's not you, it's me. No, that's a lie. It's
you. Let's make this a clean break. Don't call
me, I'll call you. Do I need to say anymore
cliché phrases? Polyester. What are you
thinking? I am thankful for all the toys you
gave me, though. I promise to always think of
you whenever I use them. Toddles!"
"Thank you Secret Society for 'donating' to me
this money tree! It was unneeded. But stolen,
er I mean, 'donated' property is so much
"Thank you Secret Society for 'donating' to
me both of your counterfeiting machines!"
"Aww..what gave me away?"
Probably the fact that the money was all pink
and purple. That's just a guess though.
"Miss, you should NOT be making fake
money, I am going to have to shut down this
"What about the other one?"
"...Have you used it? Are you planning on
"Oh...no officer. No, I don't *shifty eye* plan
on using it. Honest."
"Then I'll allow it."
I think this is one of the first times I've ever
seen Ansley actually react badly to
something. She's usually so unflappable.
Cheer up kiddo, there is still the other one.
"But...but, he took the $300 out of the first
So what? The Greek house has something
along the lines of $20,000. You really don't
"Don't you ever say that I don't need more
mooooneeeyyyyyy * sobs *"
Seriously, she dwelled on this more than she
did on her first kiss. Heck, I don't think I ever
saw a "Kiss" thought bubble. Ansley is one of
the few Sims where I didn't see the secondary
aspiration suppress the primary one.
It is a relief though, as I don't think Ansley
even likes the color red, and I'm sure she
would find that a red letter "A" would clash
with her clothing.
Back at home, Aylee grinds away at skill
points. However, look at how happy she
I was surprised at how much I ended up liking
Aylee to tell you the truth. Her arrival was
seriously unexpected (ask my husband, he
was in the room when I started cursing at my
game), but she ended up being one of those
Sims that makes me smile every time I look at
Aylee has a very...unique sense of style. I tend
to dress my Sims in more regular clothing, but
shopping for Aylee is fun. She strikes me as a
Sim who would rather dress in costumes, to
heck with whatever tradition states.
She's a Pleasure/Knowledge Sim with the
LTW to max out all 7 skills. I would kiss her,
but for some reason, she makes me think I
would break her in half if I touched her (in my
mind, I hear her voice as very wispy on top of
her abnormal speech pattern, and she moves
with a delicate glass like nature). Max 7 skills.
I think she's practically Perma plat now, or at
the very least she will be close enough when
she hits college.
And here Josh is looming, disappointed in his
nice, finger gunning, space cadet daughter.
Pun not intended, of course.
However much I like Aylee though, I
personally would be scared if she had any
sort of job in the military. You know, if she
were a real person, and not a Sim But then
again, aliens aren't real...
Or are they? I kind of hold out for the hope
that there is a real Stargate program, but I'm
strange like that. Or maybe it's just because
Richard Dean Anderson (Mmmm, McGuyver)
is the total man.
Aylee has also taken to not sleeping, giving
way to her LTW. Max 7 skills. Easiest and
BEST LTW ever!
Even though she is a busy girl at home, she
still takes the time to attend parties at the
family Greek house, further endearing herself
to her sisters as well as me.
I believe Orikes' SSU Dormie guide stated it
best when referring to streakers as "Adults
who should know better." Especially since it
seems that he's checking out Aylee, and she's
only a teen, and I don't have that hack in my
Aylee is also the only Sim who is excited to
see the School Cheer. I know that all Sims
who attend college can do this cheer
successfully to another Sim who attended
college, but remember, Aylee is still in high
school here. And she was clapping along and
laughing every time someone did this to her.
Maybe the big arm movements attracts her
attention, I don't know.
"Here Aylee, I'm giving you some of the toys
that I don't want that the Secret Society kindly
'donated' to me. Included is an evil
Snapdragon and a Bone phone. Neither of
them match my outfit."
"Aylee phonebone? Snapevil!
Aylee also appreciated the dance sphere at
the Greek house.
So apparently Aylee needs to work on her
body skill before she can phone home. Her
extraterrestrial home that is.
Not that she minds of course.
Gosh, I love her cute outfits. * grins like an
This is what I do with elders who have
become useless. They are both Perma-plat,
and they only work once or twice a week.
Josh is maxed out in all of his skills, and I think
Kelly is too.
So, they sit and meditate until either Ansley
comes home and starts popping out babies,
or they die.
But, at least Josh doesn't have to worry about
my laughing at his potential bladder failure,
though in reality the Snapdragons make it
hard. I may not like Josh, but I haven't gone
out of my way to make him miserable,
despite what he seems to think.
Then, I noticed the life bar. Both Josh and
Kelly were the same amount away from
dying. Needless to say, I totally panicked. At
first I didn't understand, seeing as Josh was
Perma-plat before he aged, so I was positive
that he would outlive Kelly. I needed
someone to hold the house, and I wanted
Aylee to be a year or so into college before
Ansley graduated. Josh was thwarting me!
Look at his smug face here.
But then...I looked at it another way...
"If you die, then I die babe," said Josh, pulling
his wife into his lap.
And Kelly and Josh shared a final kiss. It was
so sweet, I almost liked Josh.
"You have led a successful life Kelly
Devereaux. You patiently put up with your
husband's lack of ever calling you by your
name. You bore two genetically beautiful
daughters and sent them to college. And
you eventually achieved your Lifetime Want.
You have done this mostly with grace and
dignity. You have earned your Platinum
Gravestone and eternal party in the afterlife,"
boomed the Grim Reaper.
"Josh is coming too, right?" asked Kelly.
Grim looked at his list and shook his head.
"No, it appears that his life bar is only half
full. He will not be joining you for quite
"O..oh. * wistful sigh * Well, I am ready then."
And with that, she died, tossing a final sad
look before accepting the Mai Thai drink.
And yes, I was mad at Josh and his lying life
bar. It changed as soon as Grim showed up.
Well Kelly, you were ever so patient and not
too difficult, though it did take you forever to
be Perma plat. But, you left behind an army of
spare Snapdragons (that's right, these are the
spare ones. Both the main house as well as
the Greek House are filled with these,
because when I commit to an idea, I go all
the way baby). So for that, I am thankful and I
will always remember you fondly.
So, here is the Plat Stone of Kelly Phillips
Devereaux. Oh, it is so totally not staying on
the lot, however. I'm laggy enough as it is, so I
don't need ghosts lagging things even more.
She's going to a nice family cemetery.
Oh, and at least Josh had the decency to cry
when she died, even though he lied to her,
and to me.
Aylee mourned more for Kelly than Josh did,
however. And she didn't even get any
inheritance money from Kelly. Of course, that
might be because I mostly had Kelly
meditating for Aylee's entire stay at the main
house, so Aylee had no relationship with
Kelly. But then again, why did Aylee mourn
Kelly's passing so much? I'm not sure. /shrug
Maybe because crying looked like fun?
But, now that Aylee earned all of the skill
scholarships, it's time to send her off to
college. Especially now that I am sure that
Josh will stick around long enough to hold the
Without any question or comment, Aylee
picks Physics as her major. I'm sensing a Mad
Scientist in the making.
And Aylee slips into the routine of studying,
skilling, and running to class.
As much as I don't like this outfit, it shows off
Aylee's custom Alien skin replacement.
Otherwise, she was looking more like a
second or third skin tone replacement with
As for Aylee, I think she likes the jingling
bracelets and fuzzy legwarmers.
When she isn't studying, Aylee has taken to
heart Josh's comment about her making
friends. She's literally doing just that...with a
few Sentry bots along the way of course. I've
seen pictures of them, but I've never really
had them made, so I am anxious to see how
they look and work.
It seems that my kids have the misfortune of
graduating at night, too late for a party if I
wanted to throw them one. Yeah, I could
wait until the morning, but I really wanted to
get the legacy moving. Ansley graduated with
a 4.0 in Biology. Savannah with a 4.0 in
I know that the chapter is titled "What do you
do with a BA in English (That's Bachelor of
Arts for any people who don't know what
that stands for)?" and I am aware that none of
the girls actually majored in Literature (the
closest thing to English in the Sims), but I
couldn't get the song out of my head, so the
Anyway, Ansley is calling the cab to go back
home to London Bridge to get ready for her
wedding to Hunter
Almasswhateverhisnameis. She wasn't going
to get a party anyway, no matter how much I
Very nice Ansley, growing into H&M clothes.
It's seems appropriate for you.
"I plan on bringing class and style to my
position as heir to this Legacy. Fashion and
coordination is my platform."
Savannah...not so great on the Grow Up
Savannah also graduated at night, but as I was
looking at my screen shots, I was noticing that
they were very dark, as I don't have outside
lights. I really wanted to show Savannah's
terrible outfit, but it was too dark to see it,
hence the Buy/Build Mode grid lines.
And, with that, both girls move back home to
start their lives.
So Savannah, now that you are graduated
and Motherloded into your new house, with
lots of red and pink, what do you want to do?
"WooHoo, that's what I want to do. Thanks
for the spiffy bed, I love it."
I'm almost tempted to just make her lay there
for the rest of her life. You aren't upset at
being relegated to virtual obscurity?
"Nope. Babies will make me fat. If you don't
play my house ever again, then that means I
will be immortal. Immortality means always
being young, always showing up at family
functions and community lots looking hot
while I meet new people. I'm okay with this.
Pardon the phrase,
And with that, she leans back and enjoys the
vibrations of her Love bed.
And that's all for this chapter folks. As you can
tell, I remodeled the house a bit, making the
upstairs into almost a duplicate of the
downstairs, adding two more bedrooms and
In my next chapter, Ansley will be at home,
churning out "teh baybiez" and proving to me,
once again, that Ansley is made of win.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next
time, toddles * wave *