From the Ground Up!
A Towering Legacy
You Only Date Twice
Welcome back to From the Ground Up, a Towering Legacy!
Last time, Jazz grew up, and two more babies were added to the Stone brood – Cube and
Beat. Parties were held, faces were pulled, and toddlers got in the way of the stairs. My
recap is pretty lame, go back and read it if its unfamiliar!
On with this update!
For the first time in awhile, I’ve got sims who are too nice to smack each other with a
“Are you ready?”
Also, neither Cube nor Beat can actually catch the ball at this stage. They drop it every
The next day, once school and everything was dealt with, I sent Jazz outside to meet
people. She’s Romance and rolling wants for dates and first kisses, so I felt like I had to do
Unfortunately, there wasn’t really anyone interesting on the community lots.
“You’re all boring! Bye!”
So Jazz went home, with no friends. I’m sure she’ll have some friends – and aspiration
fodder – soon enough.
Back at the lot, Jazz reminded me she was playful.
I’d forgotten sims could slide down banisters!
The reason she was sliding down the banister was to meet this guy, the headmaster. I’ve
forgotten his name.
Anyway, he was pretty excited by the house.
“Such a good use of a small space! I love it!”
“I see that you don’t have a dining room.”
“I see that you have a rather untidy hairstyle for someone in charge of a stuffy
“I like you.”
“Good. Now the kids can’t accuse me of ruining their education.”
Who would have thought the headmaster was so messy?
“This spaghetti is delicious! I welcome the kids to my school!”
He didn’t really give us a chance to earn some schmooze points – apparently the house
and the food was enough.
“Stupid Beat, sleeping in my bed so I have to sleep upstairs.”
One of the things I love about TS3 is that you can assign beds to sims. I get really
frustrated when sims don’t sleep in their respective bedrooms. Everyone’s OCD about
something, I guess.
Turns out, Beat didn’t use Dorian’s half of the double for long. I’m guessing he just
wanted to annoy his Dad a little.
“I think this midnight feast was my best idea yet, Beat.”
“Sure. Nothing quite like cold spaghetti.”
The next day, and everyone’s off to private school! I had to turf Cube and Beat out of bed,
because apparently staying up til midnight means they want a lie-in. Tough!
…Also yes I decided to use this picture because it shows Jazz is gorgeous.
“Smustle with me!”
“Um, I don’t think so.”
Jazz likes to bring kids home from school, but they never seem very interested in her.
“You have a games console? I picked the right girl to come home with!”
“Joy, you came home with me, surely you want to hang out or something?”
“No, why would I want to do that?”
“Because I’m AWESOME.”
There were no adults home when the kids got off the bus, just teenagers – so who was
Cube going to annoy with her chanting about achievement?
“BOYS! BOYS! LOOK!”
“I am the GREATEST!”
…I didn’t realise you could see the Bella statue from the lot. That’s pretty cool.
Not one person ran out to greet him. The kids kept on dancing, and Jazz…well, she was
Jazz randomised as bisexual, and as I mentioned, is rolling wants for first kisses and dates
and other romantic things.
So Joy here gets to be aspiration fodder!
“Oh Jazz, you possess me with your beauty!”
Very creepy aspiration fodder. I do like Joy’s nose…if they had more bolts…
Dorian was feeling a little left out with all of the romance going on, and decided to hit on
the first person he saw, since Aurora was at work.
I have no idea. But I nipped in the bud, and altered Dorian’s ACR settings – he will no
longer accept any flirts unless they’re from Aurora. I’m not ruining my wonderful couple!
That night, I decided to do something different. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d
adopted a pet, or used the aspiration reward glasses, so why not both?
The dog, Grace, was really cute, too.
“Jazz! We got a dog? When did we get a dog? I want to pet the dog!”
“Grace is MY dog, Cube. Get your own.”
“No fair! I’m too young to use the stupid glowy glasses!”
“Um, we look like the strangest people in the neighbourhood right now.”
“Shut up, Beat.”
How cute is Grace? She’s so tiny!
It also turns out she’s an elderly dog. I just thought the white streaks were part of her
And Grace truly is Jazz’s dog, they do everything together. Including dance around and
bark at fires.
Thanks to experimenting with the social glasses, I’ve rediscovered how useful aspiration
rewards can be!
I pretty much stopped using them until recently! I’ve been making life hard for myself!
Plus the glasses look great on Jazz – they’re pretty much the right size for her bug eyes!
“NATHEN. PREPARE FOR KISSING.”
Nathen Todd looks slightly worried by the girl entering the house behind him.
Once the glasses had disappeared, Nathen had no problems interacting with Jazz. And he
became her second partner, but I’m not entirely sure she kissed him.
She has more bolts with him than with Joy.
“If Grace is Jazz’s dog, why am I the one washing her?”
A question parents have been asking since the dawn of time. When I was a kid, it was the
rabbit hutch and why they were cleaning it out instead of me.
Besides, Jazz was busy.
And judging from this picture, she did kiss him. But I don’t remember that.
Anyway, that night was Cube’s teenage birthday, which I am very excited for.
Let’s see what she rolls!
Cube is gorgeous, and look exactly like her sister. They’re not clones, but I could pass
them off as twins!
Unfortunately, Cube rolled Popularity, like BOTH of her parents. She even rolled the same
LTW as Aurora! I don’t want to play ANOTHER generation of pop sims! So Cube won’t be
taking over the family.
Though to be quite honest, I think it’s super obvious who I’m planning to play as heir.
“If Grace is Jazz’s dog, why am I the one cleaning the dog house?”
Because Grace was asleep in it when the maid was here, and he left without doing it.
Also, Grace doesn’t like to share with the neighbourhood strays.
Get away from MY chew toy!
After school, Cube brought home her own aspiration fodder, but it didn’t really go
anywhere. I don’t even remember his name.
Further proof that Grace is Jazz’s dog.
…she’s also incredibly cute. Which is probably the main reason why I took this shot.
I was hoping one of the kids got Dorian’s tendency to make amazing facial expressions,
but it doesn’t look like.
She’s gorgeous, but not hilarious.
“Dad, I feel like I’m being ignored.”
“Probably. When was the last time you did something interesting?”
“So we’re going to make ourselves more interesting by playing catch? How does that
“Just shut up and throw the ball.”
Neither of them can catch yet, by the way. Even though they’ve had most of the update
“Look! I’m doing something interesting!”
It’s the same guy as last time, and I don’t particularly like him. Plus, you’re just playing
rock, paper, scissors in the road.
“What are you DOING, playing in the street? What about TRAFFIC! YOU COULD GET
“But a car pool isn’t due for four hours…”
“If Grace is my dog, how come I’m cleaning her instead of my parents?”
Jazz isn’t as bad with taking care of Grace as I’ve been making her out to be. She does the
food bowl, most of the time.
I’d like to say this is a result of tower life, but it’s just the sims.
Let’s cram ourselves in the smallest bathroom, and dance until we’re stinky and
I couldn’t even get a decent picture of it!
Even with the family occasionally squishing themselves up into small corners, there is still
a little bit of room in the tower.
Enough room for Beat to skip indoors – there isn’t space to do that in some of my houses
larger that 8x8!
The girls seriously look alike. Apart from maybe a slight skintone difference, I think.
Aurora got demoted work and is back to being a clown. Which is both hilarious and sad
at the same time.
The family needs the money, it’s just unfortunate Aurora didn’t really climb her career
“JAZZ, LOOK OUT! THE ZOMBIES ARE BEHIND YOU!”
“Chill out, Dad. I’ve got this.”
Dorian is so over-dramatic when it comes to video games.
Wow, this day sure came round quicker than I was expecting – Aurora’s elder birthday!
Let’s see if she grows up in the clown outfit!
She doesn’t appear to have changed that much. She’s still gorgeous.
And because this is the Stone family, it’s a double birthday! So Beat’s becoming a
He’s really handsome! He rolled Family, which is quite interesting. Too bad I’ve already
picked Jazz for my heir.
Anyway, let’s leave it here this time.
See you all again soon!