I have been trying to “save” the Oasis Springs community lots for later generations to explore, but I’ve recently been naughty and gone there anyway. Just so darn bored of the lots in the other ‘hood, you know? Maybe I’ll alternate every few generations instead. ;D
Curious on the potential improvement in townie longevity with this last patch, I wanted to meet some new redshirts, so I sent a sim over to the park. I’d meant to send Daisy in order to help spawn children, but I realized when I arrived that I still had Dianthus selected. Oops! This would probably be a short trip – not because he’s a teen, which seems just as good for meeting young townies, but because he’s a Loner & has not been fond of interacting with strangers.
There were lots of people to meet there! But we spotted a sad little girl standing alone by the play structure. That face. 😦 Gotta help her!
Despite being a Loner, Dianthus is actually rather personable and handles conversations very well as long as he gets to leave when he wants to. After a bit of silliness, he had little Cooper here (love the name, lol) giggling and smiling.
Her mother, Courtney, came over and joined the conversation, seemingly grateful that someone had managed to crack her girl’s sadface. They’re both quite lovely, and already living in a house here in Oasis Springs, so we’ll certainly keep tabs on the family!
I realize he was probably looking at a sim approaching from behind me, here, but still, it made me jump a bit to have Dia apparently looking right at the camera (you know, at me) – weird!
A gal in fishing waders caught my eye then, so I had Dia go and say hello to her. We have already had a mailman and a gardener join the Legacy, and I mean to include the fisherman/woman at some point, so we’ll likely be stalking them until one fits in with us. ;D
More sims approached and wanted a piece of the convo, and Dianthus was getting rather uncomfortable so I went ahead and let him go home & wind down with a nice chess game with pop.
I’ve been taking every possible opportunity to skill Dianthus up because his Renaissance Sim aspiration is extremely demanding. Many skills must be mastered or close to, and then all that career hopping – eek! No time for a job and school on top of this.
Delphinium, however, had plenty of time so he picked up an afterschool job. Figured retail fits his Materialistic side, so we went with that. If by some strange twist Del should become heir (not looking remotely likely as he’s also a Loner and on the rare occasion that he seeks out contact he prefers the company of a brother to his parents), you can bet I’ll be ignoring his Big Happy Family aspiration. That thing is pure hell. Lifespans are just not long enough to meet 4 grandchildren unless you’re some kind of breeding legend, which I clearly am not. At least not a timed-breeding legend. Ha. Anyway, despite being gone most of the time Del did make it home for tonight’s party!
This was the night that Digitalis, our eldest of the 5 kids this generation, would become a young adult. We had mom throw the party, as she knew the most folks, but we still didn’t have very many guests show up. Digit’s redheaded childhood friend Kailyn came though — and it was just in time, as she’d become an adult a couple days before him and we were anxious to test the flirt-waters. 😉
Aunt Camelia was doing her usual “Birthday Caterer” routine.
This will repeat maybe 3 times, with the pushup phase being interchangeable with everything from dancing with the children to using the microscope to going outside for a drink. She’s a lousy caterer, no doubt about it. But we don’t mind her quirks so much. Sure, we get a few extra half-made cakes, but she’s been a consistent birthday presence and makes us feel like we actually have relatives in town. Plus she’s usually there to watch the birthday sim blow out the candles and work the confetti popper, which is more than I can say for most of the sims in the house.
Things weren’t going so hot tonight for our birthday boy.
First, his adult trait was not the most wonderful thing he could have rolled.
Second, even after a quick muscle-pumping workout his good friend Kailyn was not buying what he was selling in the love department. At all.
Rather than becoming sad or embarassed at the rejection as a normal sim might, his newfound Insanity kicked in and he began conversing with himself. Then he took a bubble bath, still talking away. At first I thought, “ooh, this is actually a nice survival skill” but moments later in the kitchen his mood rapidly swung from playful to angry. Aunt Camelia was there to bear the brunt of all of his frustrations, real and imagined.
While this is going on, spare uncle Cyclamen is sitting at the table watching them like it’s the best thing ever, and mom and dad are kissing and pawing at each other in the middle of the room like they’re the only two people on the planet.
Most awkward birthday party to date, lol.
The next day we got the notice that Estrella should probably get her affairs in order.
I’m so pre-sad about this I don’t know how to handle it. Having so many sims in the house has been a blessing just for the distraction. *whine*
There wasn’t time to worry about that tonight though, because we were celebrating another birthday. This time, it was for the twins, Dandelion and Daisy, who were becoming teenagers!
Estrella premade a cute sprinkle cake for the occasion. Dandelion was the first up.
Dandelion rolled Romantic and the Nerd Brain aspiration. Adding to his existing Geek trait, this makes him quite the character. ;D
Ninja’d some more candles on the cake for Daisy so she could have a go too..
Her hair!! Haha! ;D I’m def keeping that.
Daisy, also a Geek, rolled Active and the Party Animal aspiration. 0.o
Oh boy, these two are gonna be fun. Lol.