Welcome back to the OWBC and thanks for tuning in! Lasttime, kids were born, G was finally abducted, Boom triedto break the Beyond Cheesy rules, and Orchid wasdiscovered to be a creepy-smiler.Let’s start with a quick recap of the participants in thischallenge….
Delano, our founder’s half-sibling, is the “spare” that’sbeing played along with the main family.
He’s married to Stella, who came from the college sim bin.
They have one kid, a boy. His name is Logan.I remember now, I had just finally seen the X-Men movieswhen he was born, thus the name. I’ll try not to forgetagain.
Over in the main house, we have Janna, the founder, whois also keeping in Base Game rules and stealing backGrilled, our gnome.
She’s married to G, an awesome BV townie. He wasimpregnated by aliens the last update, so we get to addanother baby to the household.Sorry about the old pictures… I just realized that I don’thave many face shots of the parents. My whole storytellingfolder is filled with pictures of….
Boom! <3Boomerang is the eldest child of Janna and G, and thisgeneration’s Bad Apple. She hasn’t been too much troubleso far. She’s maxed two skills already, even. She’s awesome.
Next in line is Orchid, our nine-nice-points little sister,although I think of her as the older a lot, since she’s the onethat takes care of Boom. You know, making sure she eatsand stuff.
Next is October, the eldest of a set of twins. He’s the one Ithink of as a Greek god. It’s the combination of his skintone and full lips, I think.
And here’s his twin, Ohme, the only kid who got G’s blueeyes. He was the youngest until….
This happened! Yes, G, you’re pregnant. I am so excited forthe little green nooboo to make its appearance.
I also thought I’d finally give a tour of the house, whichwas just upgraded. Marvel at my building skills. *rollseyes*So on the main floor we have the main room, kitchen,dining room, the master bedroom and bathroom, thenursery, another bathroom, a room for the skilling objectsand yet another bathroom.
Then on the top floor there’s one more bathroom, alanding/main room, and the kid’s room. It looks like twoseparate rooms, but there actually isn’t a wall dividingthem.
Where were we? Oh yeah, G got pregnant.Male sims seem strangely calm about this. If I was a guyand suddenly seemed pregnant I’d probably run aroundscreaming. Or at least go and see a doctor.
Boom and Orchid get along great and I think Boom enjoyshaving someone her age in the house now. This is good forme, since I need someone to do Boom’s homework.
Ooh, the Leader of the Pack. I do need a forum mascot….
“Hey, October. I think Dad might be pregnant.”
Oh, look, someone brought Logan home. Also known as avisitor I won’t kick off the lot immediately.
This is where I took a bit of a risk. G’s Super Fertility benefitfrom being a Family sim was ticked off long ago, and there’sjust enough room in the house for twins. It was with a lotof moaning and praying that I clicked the “original” buttoninstead of “pick”.
Whew, just one.Meet baby Starla! I was in love with this kid the moment Isaw her. She looks like she got a great mix from both of herdads….
Boom adores Starla. The first thing she did after school washigh-tail it to the nursery, pick her up, and feed her abottle.
But she had to put her half-sister down to come see thetwins grow up.(Oops, guess I better feed Albino.)
October grew up quite fine. <3He rolled Family.
Ohme grew up nicely as well. He’s far from ugly, but with abrother like October, I fear the girls won’t pay him muchattention.Ohme rolled Pleasure.(I find it amusing that the twins grew up in recolors of thesame outfit.)
This is a common sight in the house (along with the ChestPound). Everyone loves playing Rock Paper Scissors.
But Boom abruptly stopped the game to feed Starla again.Love you, Boom.
Then Orchid came over to play with Starla. Everyone in thehouse adores her.
“Hey, guys, thanks for making me get up to feed the baby.Love you too!”…Unless it’s the middle of the night.
Two seconds later and October and Orchid are standingaround the empty crib. I’m not too worried about Starlagetting ignored since she’s the youngest.
The DJ booth is the other item of interest. I see G andJanna have passed down the slap dance. This is good, itwouldn’t be college if there wasn’t slap dancing, and thekids will be heading off soon.
October is friends with his sisters now, no longer rejectingalmost every interaction they queue up. Or maybe he’s justbehaving because his mom’s standing right there.
In we go to another life stage where she’ll be swarmedaround and almost loved to death.
Aww, she’s such a cutie!Starla’s a Sagittarius.1 sloppy6 outgoing10 active10 playful8 nice
Oh, look, another game of Rock Paper Scissors. SeemsOrchid is better at beating Ohme than she is at beatingBoom.
I guess I should mention that we have a cowplant now. Idon’t have much for Janna and G to do, so I had them getjobs to earn some career rewards.
I came over one evening, too, and got to know thegeneration 1 kids.
Starla grew up to a child. I don’t have many toddler picturesbecause most of my time was spent trying to make sure herneeds were taken care of instead of just being played Peek-a-Boo with for hours on end.
“Aw, come on! What idiot put a trash can in front of thefridge?!”Yeah, nice try, Boom, I saw you going for it. I put out somegrilled cheese for her but I guess she wasn’t hungrybecause she didn’t eat it.
“Hi~! It’s a beautiful morning, isn’t it, half-siblings?”
“Especially since there’s carpet.”Orchid, with her nine nice points, cried right after Starlashocked her.Starla herself is looking quite evil for someone with eightnice points.
This is Arachane Brock. She’s a childhood friend of October’swho grew up with him. I just installed ACR, so I decided thatthey could choose if they wanted anything to do with eachother.
Oh, a nice game of Rock Paper Scissors. That’s the way towin a girl over.
Ooh, I like her! If you want her, October, she’s yours!(October rolled Grilled Cheese as his secondary aspiration,by the way.)
I didn’t really see anything special in Ohme when he was achild, but he’s really growing on me now. He’s becomeBoom’s unofficial “guardian”, almost.
It’s also Janna and G’s birthdays today. (Geez, never a dullmoment in an OWBC household.)Starla: *covers eyes* Ewww, my daddy’s old!
Ohhh, lookie here. Seems she’s not going to wait for you topull a move, October.
Boom, I’m afraid, isn’t doing so well. She ran outside inbetween growing-ups to kick over the bin. I’m sorry, Boom, Ijust can’t figure out what you Want!
She did this a bit ago at my simself’s wedding as well. I wasusing myself as a guinea pig to get used to ACR before Iloaded any of my challenge houses….
“You better wipe that smile off your face RIGHT NOW, Asher.I’m enough pain that I’m not even worried about theperson-person plus in my picture!”They’re both Family sims.... So, ACR is working well forthem.
And I had triplets a few hours after. (I headdesked, I think.)Their names are Luke, Hope, and Charity.
Then I was knocked up again a few hours later. You guys arefreaking rabbits in human form.Anyway, that’s when I quit, rubbing the red mark on myforehead.
Back to things that actually matter, Janna grew up in midstof all the commotion. And there’s Orchid, telling a dirtyjoke mere feet from her mother and her little sister. Suave.
Another reason Ohme is growing on me--- with his 10 neatpoints he autonomously cleans things! This is like the firsttime the house has been cleaned EVER.
Boom doesn’t appear to be feeling so great. I don’t knowhow low her aspiration is, but it can’t be good. *worries*
I had Ohme try lots of different interactions with her,including letting himself get whapped with a pillow, in hopethat I’d see some aspiration points flying, but no such luck.
She still seems to be functioning, and even cleaned thenasty shower.
It doesn’t surprise me that Starla is good at lying. She’s cuteenough to get away with anything, or get anything she asksfor.
Now that she’s old and has nothing to do, I finally set Jannato work on her novel for the family scrapbook bonus. Shestill has brown hair since her hair doesn’t come in white. G’sdidn’t either, so they get to keep their hair colors.
Boom prefers the double bed, so G often gets stuck sleepingin the princess bed. I only mention this because my littlebrothers found it hilarious when they saw him climb in it.
I hadn’t realized the synth was broken, but then I had itrepaired and Boom went back to playing around with it. Iwas hoping for some aspiration points here, since she’smaxed creativity and must have pretty high Music & Danceenthusiasm, but it unfortunately didn’t help.
Really, guys? A dirty joke? Starla is standing RIGHT THERE.
Well, I just got the two-day pop-up for Boom, so it’s off tocollege the kids go. At this point, I don’t see how to preventBoom from growing up badly. :(
What is with the vacation wear? Are my sims trying to tellme something?Oh, look, here comes Boom from the taxi.
Oh, no. D:Of course she would have a fear of growing up badly!
Sigh. There’s nothing for it, I guess. It can only be uphillfrom here.
Now that Boom’s a young adult, I can click on her, but I can’tview her wants panel or her needs. I did get to see herpersonality, though. She’s an Aquarius.2 sloppy7 outgoing5 active7 playful6 nice
While Boom is drooling on the sidewalk, I should mentionthat Roxanne, our supposed placeholder, isn’t going to be inthe house. She was glitching so that no one could invite herover so she could meet the gen 1 kids so she could pledgethem in, so I had to move her out, then move them in.That was a lot of “so”s in one sentence.
My simself’s husband called a few hours after herbreakdown for Boom. I like to think that he was checking upon her to see if she was okay.
Oh yeah, I should mention that I brought Arachane tocollege with my gen 1 kids. I checked all their tokens beforethey left to see if they had a “The One” yet. October hadArchane as his, and I like to let my sims choose who theywant, so here she is.Archane rolled Family. (Yes, I had to fix the “Grow Up”aspiration glitch again….)
“Oh, yes, you’re such a good little baby!”It was around here that I heard the “falling in love” music….
It’s Arachane and October, in the hot tub.Gee, you two waited a while.
Yeah, you can probably guess what just happened.I don’t really care what my sims wear, but the matchingwetsuits seem kind of strange, so that’s going to change.
Gah, Logan! *cancels interaction*I know you aren’t used to eating only Grilled Cheese, all day,every day, but that’s how things roll here. Look, there aresome plates of it on the floor from someone’s inventory.Logan, by the way, is Stella and Delano’s son.
Thank you, October. And that’s a much better choice ofswimwear.
Darn! I was hoping that since Logan wanted to be friendswith Boom, Boom wanted to be friends with him, but Iguess not.
Oh, you! No one touches my Bad Apple!! Especially whenthe poor thing had a breakdown yesterday.
Ohme came over right after and gave Boom a hug. <3
In hopes of seeing more aspiration points flying, I hadOctober call the Matchmaker and I sent Boom to get ablind date. Because I’m doing the Nightlife bonus, everyheir needs to see a Matchmaker date through tocompletion. I don’t know who the heir is yet but I might aswell have them all do it and maybe I’ll get a spouse out ofit.
Is that Mr. Big? I didn’t know you cared about how muchmoney the guy that you’re dating has, Boom.
The date ended as good. This Mr. Big has a weird slopeynose, but I don’t care. If Boom wants him, she can havehim. I at least owe her that much.
It’s really helpful to have a neat sim in the house. It wasDelano last time we were here that made the beds and itlooks like Ohme has stepped up to fill the bill.
He was given Lark Bass, who appears to also be a youngadult. I don’t think she’s playable, is she?
Their date also ended as “Good”, which earned us anotherlove note.
Whoa. Charles is after Cheese! Quick---uh, Logan! Tell hima joke or something!
Speaking of Arachane, October proposed to her. I know itseems quick. They haven’t even done freshman midterms….
… This is why. They’re both Family sims, and they bothrolled the Want, and I wasn’t going to deny them.
Now they’re done with midterms. Everyone got an A+, evenBoom.
Now it’s Orchid’s turn for a blind date. I paid full price,since I think this sweetie deserves it after looking after hersister all those years before.
She was dropped Jimmy Phoenix.Yeah, he’s not impressing me.
You rejected the end-of-date hug? You are definitely notgoing to be Orchid’s spouse.This brings us to the end of the update. The heir poll is upnow on BoolProp. Here’s a review of your choices….
BoomerangBoom’s the eldest and this generation’s Bad Apple. She’s a Family sim and her LTW is toGraduate 3 children from college. I really, really love this kid.Aquarius2 sloppy7 outgoing5 active7 playful6 nice
OrchidOrchid is the second child and is a very kind soul. She loves to tickle and hug other sims andwas the one who looked after Boom when they were kids. She’s a Popularity/Knowledge simand wants to become The Law, but I can’t see her being very strict. She’s one of the sweetestsims in my game.Aquarius1 sloppy 7 playful5 outgoing 9 nice5 active
OctoberNext in line is October. He’s a Family/Grilled Cheese sim and he wants to marry off 6children. If he’s heir, I’ll have to try to sneak in his Matchmaker date behind Arachane’sback.Aries6 net9 outgoing8 active7 playful5 nice
OhmeAnd last, but not least, is Ohme, October’s twin brother. Ohme is a Pleasure/Family sim andwants to become a game designer. He didn’t stand out much as a kid, but now that he’solder, I’ve seen him start to get a personality. He really cares about his family, particularly hissisters, and keeps everything clean. I really like this one too.Virgo10 neat 7 playful3 shy 6 nice5 active
I don’t think you’re going to get much applause out of that,Charles.And that’s it! Don’t forget to go vote– I’m glad it’s not mychoice, I love all these kids.Thanks for reading!