Monday, February 24, 2014

Greta & Family - part c

This will be the final installment of this family because of 1) circumstances in the game, which you're about to see and 2) my new computer arrives tomorrow and I'm starting clean.

Carrie hanging with the twins. As expected, Joshua is having a hard time making friends, being so mean and arguing all the time.

I've never had a chemistry set before, and this made me laugh.

You know I've been trying to get Mike alien pregnant. He has 7 logic points and was stargazing tonight, as usual when suddenly people ran up to him and the game made a message noise. Something like "sees a meteor, and it seems to be getting closer.", no! This has never happened before! No!

Juniper, what were you doing outside? 

Joshua ran out and saw his father die. Juniper was singed, as is the front door and the stuff on the porch and yard destroyed.

Greta is left a widow with 5 kids.

Carrie is sick with grief as is Jackson and poor Greta is heart broken. As am I. I'm done with this family. 

Greta & Family - part b

Greta is married to Mike Pitzer. They have daughter Carrie and son Jackson (currently children). Then Greta surprises us with twins Juniper and Joshua - just as different in personality as they are similar in looks (currently infants). 

Greta fulfilled her LTW which was to have a certain amount of money. Mike had a mid-life crisis as he'd been unplayable and unable to skill up his random career want. He made it through his mid-life only "okay" so I used the points he'd been banking to change his LTW to "surrounded by family", which means he wants a 5th baby. Give her a break, Mike. 

I thought I got a picture of both the kids doing this weird "preside over royal court", but I guessed I missed Jackson's. Carrie wears a paper chain, but Jackson had a chest piece made of cardboard and a foil cupcake liner. I don't like it, and Jackson does it all the time, even at the chess board.

With the family growing and the kids getting older, I upgraded what used to be the parents' room to a teen room. The parents' room is an addition next to the playroom, but separated by the wall and hallway. The playroom just has an arch, not a closing door, so everyone can hear them in the main body of the house.

Overview of the house.

Carrie as a teen. She's registered to become an inventor. Here's our whole family in one shot, with Jackson in the shower, perfectly censored by the sink, although the blur is also on.

Get that look out of your eyes, Mike! You have 4 kids. 
Mike: Only 4! I need 5 to truly be happy.
Sigh, fine. They try for baby and get lullaby on the first attempt. She doesn't "pop" for 3 days, though, and they keep rolling up the want to whoohoo an try for baby, both of them. I let them keep trying knowing she's already pregnant, but wondering why it hasn't shows up as true. I keep trying to Mike abducted.

Greta is sleeping, Carrie is sleeping and apparently dreaming about the commitment issues her father has, while Mike cares for the twins.

Carrie: Whoo! Gotta stay in shape. Today is the Festival of Love and I want to meet my mate there! I wonder if this rain will let up? [The rain did not let up and there was nobody there but her and her brother and some workers. Bummer. Greta's health was too precarious to go out and Mike was exhausted from his daddy role. And she wakes up and wants to work out for fun, weirdo.]

Jackson: Did they paint nice hearts on my face like I asked them too?  [Um... Those are not hearts. Stupid face painting booth.]

 Wild horses got stuck on my property and had to be cheated away. Who braided the wild horse's tail, anyhow?

The twins grow to toddlers, finally. The evil one, that's Joshy-Monster. Look at that face, thinking awful things already. "Accidentally" ripped out one of Greta's earrings. Sure. He laughs when Juniper cries. Terrible.

Juniper, the light to his dark, sleeps like an angel. I had colored these patterns for another set of boy/girl twins I played and had them as favorites, so I just went with it.

Space rocks and star gazing night after night, but not one alien!


 And more skilling

Greta: Sure is chilly tonight. Oh, maybe because I barely have any clothes on!

Carrie was super-helpful.

Mike loves his life, even though he only sleeps in naps.

Like I said, they just keep at it. Plus, being pregnant makes Greta horny, so she's satisfied.

Mike's flirtatious nature lets him give Amazing Massages.

Juniper: This is Mr. Man. Mr. Man lives in the house. Do-do-do, make him walk.

Joshua: Mr. Man is going to be eaten by Joshy-Monster! Rawr! Nom nom nom on Mr. Man.

 Greta: What have I signed on for? I knew you were in there! [Now that we know she can run to twins, what do you think she'll have?]

Greta: Mike, don't you go get alien pregnant! We can't both be in this state; there's only one toilet.

Greta reads to Juniper. I've actually never made a sim do this before. Just moments before the end of the book, Greta has to rush to the hospital.

Mike: Do I have the best life or what?! FIVE amazing children! [Carrie, Jackson, Juniper, Joshua, and Baby Walder, a boy. He stood next to the crib clapping for a creepily long time.]

The twins grew to children and now have the child-room off the playroom, with the costume chest in it.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Greta & Family - part a

Continuing from Picking Up the Pieces, Greta & Family is just free-play, no challenge rules.

The bus looks unsafe, but we let Carrie go to school anyhow. Her first scheduled day was a snow day, and she was fine with that.

The house is getting a little cramped, so we expanded the dining room.

Mike's hit a mid-life crisis - that'll happen when your character is not playable - and wanted to gain muscles and get a makeover. Easy enough now that I can set his controls.

While getting a makeover - which resulted in this - he rolled up the want to flirt with one of the stylists. Nope.
Greta: Carrie, guess what? Mommy's going to have another baby!
Carrie: But I'm already a big sister. What does this make me?
Greta: Still a big sister, but a big sister to more brothers or a brother and a sister.
Carrie: Doesn't sound that great.

Pregnant Greta helps Carrie with her homework while Mike looks in on Jackson.

Jackson as a child.

Greta, get your pregnant, nearly naked behind back in the house. What will the neighbors think?!? The asylum isn't even in this neighborhood.

And pregnancy still makes her randy.

 Mike: A third child. How can we be happier? 
Greta: You could carry it.
Mike: Would that I could...

Guess what induced labor? Yep, shower whoohoo. Those two...

Mike: Kids, stay with the babysitter and right to bed. You have school tomorrow, but Mommy and I have to go to the hospital and welcome your new little brother or sister.
Carrie: I hope it's a girl so we can pick flowers and do girl things.
Jackson: I hope it's a boy so we can get strong and do boy stuff.

Due to a freak electrical storm and a crystal skull, they both get their wish.
Greta: Seriously, Mike, we have enough children. 
Mike: Maybe just 3 more?
Greta: Don't even talk to me right now.

 Greta: I'm simply too exhausted to argue with you. Let's get them fed and down for a nap. I need some sleep. You're on first watch.
Mike: With pleasure, Gretsky. You certainly have earned your rest.

I totally forget what I named these kids. The girl was first and I didn't know it was twins. I gave her good and friendly. Since I had a second one come, I gave him the opposite, so he's evil and ...not loner...I'll have to get back to you on their traits.