Welcome to my attempt at the "Who's your Daddy?" challenge created by CSquared over at the Boolprop forums :) I had been looking for a new challenge (re: distraction from writing my thesis) and I stumbled across this one. So, of course after reading some very entertaining attempts I decided to give this a go... Without further rambling on my part, meet Beatrix Scarlett - the lucky lady who will complete this challenge! Since I couldn't think of a creative naming theme that hadn't already been done, I am using a very old publication of a standard baby names book. Beatrix = 'bringer of joy'; and she will be bringing many bundles of joy into this challenge, or pain depending on how you look at it... Obligatory stats: Romance (secondary Family); LTW = WooHoo 20 sims (SCORE for me!); Libra = 2 sloppy/7 outgoing/ 4 lazy/2 serious/ 10 nice; (+) bathing suits/underwear (-) cologne. She is the queen of recessives: skin 1, red hair, grey eyes.
Beatrix, or as I call her: Trixie, went to Sim State U and 3-speeded her way to graduation. I loathe college - maybe because I've been in college my entire adult life :(, so I will spare you the experience... Let's just say she met quite a few potential baby Daddies. LEFT to RIGHT/TOP to BOTTOM: the frat boys, cow mascot, blue-haired dormie, big man on campus, dormie turned zombie, annoying coach, cafeteria worker. (BTW: I hope you enjoy collage recaps, cause I am all about them helping me trim back the number of pictures!)
Trixie was also admitted to the 'not-so-secret' society. Although I don't get the impression she was too thrilled about it. :)
FINALLY! Graduation day arrives and Trixie hops the first cab back to Veronaville. Hmmm, you didn't notice the energizer and excessive piles of dirt in the background, did you? Nah, didn't think so.
Welcome Home Trixie! You might recognize this house as the 'Family Farmhouse-4BR 2.5BA' in the house bin. Although it normally is listed at $35,6444 we got a deal for $17,960! It's a 3x3 lot so I hope it will be large enough, but not too large to be glitch-tastic.
Trixie isn't as pleased as I am about this gutted-bargain home, but really she is just having a delayed reaction to her plummeting environment bar from when she left SSU.
All the digging for treasure Trixie opted for over sleep during college really paid off... P.S. – Thanks to Shadey, I now know that you can dig the SAME treasure hole rather than making your yard the eyesore of the neighborhood! Thanks :-D
...because we now will have a decent amount of money and priceless objects to get this challenge off and running! (BTW: we only sold the bones, clay vase, tiki idol, and treasure chest. The 3 maps are to each of the hidden locations from BV.)
So, let's get to the baby making! I have read on some forums that Mr. Rod Humble throws some pretty kiddies so he is officially Daddy A. Now, I am not too fluent with the boolprop cheats, other than the ones for minor building/decorating, so let me tell you - I was sweating bullets hoping my computer didn't crash! I'll get used to it *crosses fingers*
Quick, Trixie! Do something to impress Rod so he'll want to father your child! Ummm, OK showing him how flexible you are is probably pretty impressive...
Guess those romance sims know what works. Rod told us he left us a present 'with a glimpse of what's to come'. You have no idea there, Rod.
Although, I do feel kind of guilty as Trixie has yet to have her 1st WooHoo. I thought it was too easy to achieve her LTW during college, so the only WooHoo'ers will be baby Daddies. Thanks, Trix - rub in that you haven't even had a crush and here you are off to work with child :(
I guess I should mention that Trixie took a job in Education as a High School Principal. I will be attempting to top as many careers with both Trixie and her future spouse. Fortunately, Trixie was promoted everyday - thanks to her nearly all maxed skills from college. So she has time to work on some important tasks...
...like her garden. Also, thanks to college, Trixie earned her gold gardening badge. We'll need a plantsim baby at some point. Since she can't move anyone in until her 1st baby is a child, I hope this gnome will keep her company. Or he'll at least distract townies that walk by which is always a crack up to me!
Um, Trix? You don't have to raise your hand to get my attention, this isn't elementary school. And yes, I saw the pop-up that you got promoted again, great job!
Oh, thanks for reminding me that you grew up in hideous, mis-matching clothes & letting me know I'd better get you some maternity clothes so that you actually look preggers with the mod I am using! Here's hoping that her unchanging, surprised "I'm pregnant" face entertains me x 26!
So, it's off to H&M to buy some new clothes :) Unfortunately, no one interesting showed up so Trixie headed right back home.
And just in time to catch this potential gnome-napper! Don't even think about it, unstable ball of hormones waddling up behind you.
Next on our list was a garden club membership. Of course, we're also scouting for future baby Daddies. We get a membership, but of course no wishing well.
Either it's painful being promoted to Education Minister :( or BABY 'A' IS ON THE WAY!!!!!
IT'S A GIRL! Adeline "Addie" Scarlett born Thursday @ 5:30pm. Adeline = 'noble, kind'
This is a reoccurring trend, as you will soon see. Labor, birth, pass out.
But with 25 more to go, we've got no time to lay around! So, let's booty call our 1st contestant on... "The Next 9 Months Are Yours!" *cue upbeat game show music* Yes, that's right folks - it's Joshua Ruben from Urele-Oresha-Cham! Josh was slightly obsessed with Trixie back at SSU. After she pretended to pledge - just to gain contacts, of course - he would NOT stop calling. He was pretty stoked Trixie allowed him to violate his restraining order help us out with baby 'B'.
Trixie kicked his booty straight out of bed once his job was done. She does have Addie to take care of, you know. Plus she needs her privacy to contemplate whether or not she's expecting.
Owing to her constant auto pancake making I'd say the next 9 month's belong to Josh. (BTW: credit to All About Style for the fabulous maternity outfit
Time flies and Addie grows up... into dreadlocks? That'll be changed... Addie (by Rod Humble via Tombstone) Virgo = 10 neat/0 shy/10 active/5 playful/10 nice
I think the new hair suits a super neat/active/nice toddler much better! Here is Addie in all her toddler adorable-ness showcasing all her learned skills and just plain being cute!
Things weren't always sugar & spice in the Scarlett home. A fairly traumatizing burglary took place during Trixie's 3rd trimester with 'B'. But let me tell you - the cop was a super hottie who I have never seen before. Don't worry he'll get some face time much later :) Let me also point out that I purchased the pet bed for a stray dog Trixie was building up a relationship with. However, it helped out immensely while Trixie was bottomed out in needs - and we were also lucky the cop was distracted so as not to notice and report us to child services!
The burglary was enough to send Trixie into labor. Too bad she couldn't have delivered prior to the appearance of cutie-copper :(
IT'S ANOTHER GIRL! Betheny Scarlet born Sunday 11pm. Betheny = 'house of poverty', nothing meant 'just burgled and met cute cop' *sigh* And, immediately after...... (wait for it)
Yup, you guessed it. Labor, birth, pass out. Seriously, Trix this is going to be a looooong 24 to go with this annoyance. Get up and rally for your next booty call!
The next 9 months will belong to this blue-haired dormie, who I have a little crush on despite his lack of nose. Is it odd that I muttered 'please have blue hair' during the whole pregnancy? Nah, I didn't think so either :-D Blue-haired dormie is named DamionKratz, but really he prefers just Blue. As you can see, Blue stuck around to help Trixie clean and feed Betheny. What a sweetie, but don't get too attached because he is not her intended... she's got someone better, just wait!
It came time for Addie to grow up and I must confess I had the same reaction as she did that she grew up in PJs matching her nursery decor :) I'm not sure about her face, though - it's pretty long... but I still think she's a cutie pie.
Betheny was also ready to toddlerify and at least she used the cake I purchased! *sticks out tongue at Addie* Apparently, birthdays are not enough to distract from the burglary she slept through as a toddler. *rolls eyes*
Betheny grew up to be pretty easy to parent toddler. She quickly learned all of her skills and made Trixie's pregnancy easier to manage. Betheny (by Joshua Ruben via WooHoo on 1st try) Sagittarius = 1 sloppy/7 outgoing/10 active/10 playful/7 nice
Addie grew up into plaid, which she is a huge fan of as you'll see later. She was much easier as a child than a toddler to teach skills (here you see her learning to study). Betheny, on the other hand, skills super fast!
Although she did have an unhealthy attachment to this yellow toy car. She held onto it for a good 2 days. I think she just likes fast things: skilling, cars, running...
It's time again for another baby! IT'S A BOY!!! Cullen Scarlett born Thursday 10:30pm. Cullen = 'handsome'
Now that baby C has arrived, I thought it was time to move in Trixie's 3-bolt hubby-to-be. I am happy to introduce Zeeshan McMillan as the future Mr. Scarlett. Let's back-up a bit, shall we?
Back at SSU, Trixie rolled the want to buy a makeover chair and being that college is boring, I allowed it. I had been unable to find her a 3-bolt mate and had already decided on one of her 2-bolters for a spouse, when just for fun she offered a free makeover to Zeeshan. Lo and behold... IT'S DR. EVIL! I mean, seriously, doesn't he look like Dr. Evil from Austin Powers?!? I know, right!
I was in love <3 And to my delight so were these two!
So after a quick Dream Date, just before hoping in the cab to come to V-ville, Trixie solidified her future husband in Zee.
Now that we're up to speed...Trixie called, wooed, and married Zee into the family. Fortunately, she knew a snowman minister who could officiate the ceremony at the wee hours of the morning :)
Uninvited, was Tybalt, who just had to go and ruin the sappy occasion with his gnome-swiping ways. *grumble-better steal him back-grumble*
Zee took a job as a gumshoe, so I guess that degree he came with means diddley squat :( As soon as his carpool left, Trixie made a contact out of the mail carrier AND paid off the nanny he hired to keep her trap shut about the men who will be rotating through her bed. Obviously, the nanny doesn't get tipped often enough as evidenced by the drool on her chin when Trix broke out the Benjamins.
So, you know the drill by now. The lucky contestant for her next 9 months is none other than the drama professor who could've helped her get through college a lot easier if it wasn't for my 20 WooHoo LTW rule... So baby 'D' is on the way.
WAIT... What was that last collage picture??? Oh, no. Poor Addie bringing home her A+ to find her Mommy in bed with a teacher! Quick distract her!
What?! *shifty eyes* It's not the bribe it looks like. She ROLLLED the want for a worm rat cage, so I filled it for her! Meet Mr. Knuckles!
Now, Addie. Let's remember Mr. Knuckles is easily deleted... Just sayin'.
It's time for a dual birthday... again. Up first is Betheny, who has taken a liking to Zee. And she also reminds me of the next thing on my list for Zee...
Next up is Cullen...NOOOOOO! Awww, I really wanted blue hair :(
Not to worry, Trixie and I are on the same wavelength (minus the excessive breeding, casual WooHoo with unattractive men - Ok so really just the blue hair).
Have I mentioned that Addie monopolizes this computer? Well, I guess it IS the only keepsake she has to remember her Daddy by. But really, SSX 3 does not earn you scholarship money!
Then again, neither does being a tub-pirate. Although, it SHOULD!
So, a quickie recap: Beatrix 'Trixie' Scarlett: mother to Adeline 'Addie' by Rod Humble, Betheny by Joshua Ruben, Cullen by Blue (OK, DamionKratz), and baby 'D' by Drama Professor Randy Bachman. Currently married to the one and only Dr. Zee(vil). :)