Welcome back folks! In the hopes that it’ll brighten your day as much
as it lit up mine, here’s a toddler/dog hug (more specifically, between
Ivy and Nimbo).
Another cutesy image: Peach taking care of her young’un. The other
one is somewhere around here as well (I should probably start
paying more attention to the pets).
Thanks to SimMia’s off-screen visit to the Palace of Swedish Summer,
we can now summon a witchy maid! Whom I shall call Ninni, after
the shy, invisible child in Tove Jansson’s Tales from Moominvalley.
*set to mute*
Oh look, all the time I spent on cultivating her cooking skill up to
cheesecake level is finally paying off.
Meet Arizona von Matterhorn, the next generation heiress. By
eventually becoming a mother of twenty, she is exempted from the
three-letter naming scheme.
Let’s hope she rolls Romance or Family.
Here’s Axl, the only blonde kid for this generation! Axl is an
alternative spelling of Axel, which according to Behindthename.com
is a Medieval Danish form of Absalom, which in turn is from a
Hebrew name meaning “my father is peace”.
Merely an hour after, Ivy enters her next life stage!
As expected of 8-12-year-olds, both she and Myf seem to be
interested in nothing else but the dogs.
Because Anthony is terrible at rolling suitable wants (and I don’t want
him to start talking to a cup), the two of them get to go on a date. At
home, of course.
“Mom, I’d rather have food than another baby sister right now.”
After having her request fulfilled, Myf shows her appreciation
“What the – MIA! DID YOU CAST A SPELL ON ME AGAIN?!”
Ivy has reached level 5 of both creativity and body, and has thus
fulfilled her duties as a child.
As a reward, she gets to act out on all those dog wants in her panel.
Doesn’t she look happy? :)
New fridge, new color (not that anyone remembers the old one).
It feels a bit cheaty to sell and re-buy instead of stocking with new
groceries, but there’s nothing in the rules against it.
Once again, all green needs => hobby lot hopping.
Just from this visit, Anthony made 2149 simoleons by taking
advantage of other sims’ hard work!
Thanks to EAxis, he has to return home with energy and hygiene
tanked out, because there is no place to nap and the showers are
Meanwhile, Ivy learns that she is equally good at the art of pastry
baking as her mother.
As the first snow falls over Konohagakure’s Downtown, Betty and
Beetle grow up to be full-sized dogs. Nimbo’s coating turns a little
greyer, while Peach… also probably turns into an elder, I don’t really
know where she is.
“Shame on you, making me come out into the cold with a baby in my
arms just because you want to be fed!”
Tessa Ramirez… alas, we meet again.
“I am the Marsha Bruenig of this hood and you know it.”
In order for this snowball fight to occur, I had to remove both the
driveway and the patio floor tiles. Thanks, game coding.
Is that make-up?!
“I’m compensating for the fact that I’ll never make it to teenhood.”
I… I don’t know how to retaliate to that.
Arizona grows up into toddlerhood, making me realise that I
probably should learn some more about her state namesake.
She’s a Sagittarius 1/8/10/9/7, exactly the same as Ivy.
Axl’s growing up disappoints me twofold: the cake gets stuck at 4
candles without any available interactions, and he’s not actually
blonde. I should’ve paid closer attention to the eyebrows…
He’s a Libra 1/7/6/6/5, which means his personality only differs from
his father’s by three playful points.
Talking x2: done!
Arizona grew up to be a grey panda <3
She’s not very compliant with potty training, even when I supposedly
make it in time. Maybe the suit doesn’t have a hatch on it!
Her brother on the other hand (hey look, matching jammies!) is
proving to be quite the wonder child.
Anthony’s excitement knows no bounds.
“Someone looks like they could use a Benemoodus!”
“Oh for the love of –“
Date night! Because Anthony’s aspiration meter is even lower than
the last time (he even rolled a ‘be saved from death’-want).
‘My woman’ finally becomes a woman! (Pun reference: chapter 1)
Myf rolls Knowledge as her primary and Grilled Cheese as secondary.
She aspires to become a Mad Scientist; turn-ons are full facial paint
and custom hair, while the turn-off is perfume.
As a birthday present, she gets her very own telescope!
Meanwhile, Nimbo (or possibly one of the pups?) takes a stand
against the educational system of SimNation.
Myf luckily swoops in to both save and complete her sibling’s
homework, because aspiration points know nothing of ethics.
Big Sis even managed to make Arizona stay on the potty throughout
the whole interaction! She hasn’t learned the skill yet, but progress is
Myf’s sense for outfit matching is the same as ever.
Aw, now I miss one of my old pants’ pairs. They looked just like that,
but due to a woodwork class incident (read: one-sided sword fight)
they’re now in the rag bin.
Both of the twins can walk now, which means I get a point for
It also means that the toddlerinos are now faster at getting
themselves to inappropriate nap time locations. Teleporting Mommy
to the rescue!
The environment score isn’t looking too good around here, so Ninni
gets summoned back from whatever limbo I assume that the rest of
her body is trapped in.
“Mom, what is this place and why did I have to walk the whole way?”
“There’s something I want to show you, Myf. Just walk up those
magical stairs: you’ll understand when you reach the last step.”
“Oh my, it is as a beam of sunshine suddenly went through my veins!
I feel, I feel…
Ehm, Myf… what is this “mystical transformation” command lined up
in your queue? *worried hands*
Parallel studies commence on Wednesday afternoon and last
through Friday morning.
I think the field trip deserves a commemorative photo!
Now, how do I go about turning an “out-of-game” screenshot into a
SimMia: “I was first to the mailbox, I win!”
Myf: “Like hell you did, you old witch!”
While Myf procured lucrative items and enough reagents to last ‘til
summer, this was one of the true purposes of this trip: our very own
Throne of Awesomeness, Light Side Edition™.
Oh right, I’ve already made that joke once.
Myf got a job as an Ambassador’s Intern (because teen Adventure
pays well) and was promoted to Spelunker on the very first day!
The chance card made her choose between her personal and
professional opinions on grilled cheese; in the end, going back on her
own ideals was the right call.
Meanwhile, I for once take a picture of the table activity at the
activity table. Arizona is looking so sweet! I hope the cuteness lasts
for when she has to breed forth 20 rugrats of her own.
Finally! Now there’s no more potty procedure to teach for a whole
generation. Also, my parentcopter goes poi poi point ~
What am I doing with my life, referencing memes older than my writing ability at half 2 in
It seems that even in this story I have to keep fending off the “bathe
toddler” commands. Axl does on the other hand make such an
endearing face (plus, I get to marvel at the neutral witch pattern).
Anthony’s being mighty irregular today, playing with a stray dog
instead of paying attention to his cold and likely hungry son.
Judging from his want panel, he’s probably just trying to figure out
how to slip some Witchbegon-E into Myf’s food.
SimMia was promoted to Deep Sea Excavator the other day. I wonder
if her witch aura lets the diving crew cut back on high pressure lights.
I was lucky with today’s chance card (§345), but it had me a bit on
the edge. I hope that installing the ‘Business Instinct’ perk will keep
us protected from some of the worse ones out there.
In other news, Tina Traveller is back and ready to Mary Mack.
I haven’t been paying attention to SimMia’s age meter, but looking at
it now resulted in a hasty chugging of at least three mugs. I have
enough existentialistic issues on my plate without seeing an
alternative version of myself wrinkling up and dying.
Smustling with her baby sister counts as interesting enough for Ivy to
get some attention from me!
She is quickly forgotten about again, as Myf returns from work as a
Multiregional Sim of Some Question! (Another point for Hufflepuff)
Now let’s get you to stay with an A+ grade for 3 days and I might let
you leave for college.
The twins grow up on the snow covered porch, happy but with the
dire need to pee. Arizona was too quick on her feet for anyone to
properly witness her childification.
Axl on the other hand got undivided attention upon his continuation
of the bear theme.
Aw, Ari didn’t make it all the way, despite her full-out active points.
In light of there now being 6 non-toddler sims, I decided to turn a
part of the little misc. room into another bathroom and expand the
second floor for all those magic stuff.
“Am I correct in assuming that you’ll make me sit in this chair instead
of eating, sleeping, peeing etc. until I get out of this house?”
Yessum. Now get back to making Lil’ Miss Wendalyn sculptures.
Upon moving in Anthony had but one creatitivy point, making it his
weakest skill; now, he’s maxed out and ready to make masterpieces!
What is it with you kids and the porch?
Ah, but I can’t possibly stay mad at someone who picked the FFS
dragon suit as their everyday.
For once, Anthony is all alone at home. It’s a blessed opportunity to
invite someone over or maybe even throw a party, but instead he
hits me up with annoyingly small hobby wants.
Household chores it is then!
“Hi there honey! How was school?”
“Tired. Bored. Mistaken for a dinosaur. How was work?”
“Well, from now on I can find you ancient relics for show’n’tell!”
Arizona was the one to bring Tina home today, making her this
family’s permanent dinner guest.
Why can’t anyone befriend the townie orphans instead?
Instead of complaining about “not having enough room” like his
sister, Axl goes to the roof for his mandatory 5 body skill points.
Is he trying to make me reconsider heirship?
“Now, the ‘melting popsicle’…”
Snow yoga is a thing, but I don’t think that outfit is right for it <.<
“Stop invading my privacy, or I’ll get a restraining order for you!”
He may be a ‘Rock God’, but he’s poking a simself-born witch.
Ottomases have joined the choir invisible for less…
After a bit more ‘route fail’ whining, Ari gets to jump rope for the
master and earn a point.
(Edit: apparently I’d looked at the wrong skill panel; Ari had already
earned 5 mechanical which rendered this a bit pointless.)
Big sister is making sure that the kids do their homework properly.
Poor work sheets, being torn by dogs and stepped on by sims…
Arizona gets to be a dragon too!
Now, should I change their hairstyles too or leave them as is…
I’ve deleted the dining table and the chairs to make more room for
the activity table, giving Axl the opportunity to sit with his back
against the wall while reaching his 5 in creativity.
I think I’ll get sims’ mechanical skill up to the max before making
them repair anything again. Not only because of the “OMP IS SHE
GOING TO DIE” mini-heart attack, but because the portrait being
changed 4 times in a sim minute creates a tremendous lag -.-
Of course, the trash compactor caught on fire too.
“No worries here sir; my Exflammo’s already taking care of it.”
Despite me forgetting to change the subject into proper clothing
before using Magivestigium, no one has turned grey from cold yet.
SimMia comes back from work with a promotion to dread pirate,
totally overshadowed by Ivy growing up into cute teen pyjamas!
She rolls Pleasure/Romance and wants to become a Game Designer.
Turn-ons: Jewelry, Black hair Turn-off: Fitness
It’s time to end the chapter, but not without first having Ivy apply for
scholarships to make her mother proud.
“Look at you, half-finished. Can’t anyone do their job right for once?”