Thursday, March 17, 2011
Another generation comes to a close as Jacob passes on and River, our last heir, ages into a young adult.
River Abernathy ~ Final Career - Sculptor!
~ Hopeless Romantic
Life Time Want - Tinkerer (Reach Level 10 in Logic and Handiness Skills)
Like many Abernathy heirs, River also moved to her own modest home as soon as she aged. Believe it or not this house was just a random move and yet there it is ... sculpting station and all, just ready to go!
River wasted no time and got right to work on building up those sculpting skills!
Of course she didn't quite fit my image of a sculptor, what with her evening gown attire and all... so a little 'punky' makeover was in order. :)
... River pretty much just ate, slept and sculpted. She made plenty of money from her sculptures to keep the basic bills paid. Even the bed in this house was pretty good, so no real remodeling needs... she did sell a sculpture and the painting easel when she moved in though.
Clay .. wood... clay.... wood....
The only thing River loves more than sculpting is working out (sick woman!!) And because she's absent minded it's a bit of a challenge to make sure she stays on the sculpting bench and isn't running off to do jumping jacks in front of the TV every time I get up from the computer! LOL
Yes, it's a boring life for the most part.. probably the easiest Career in the whole Challenge.
River did get out a couple of days before aging up to a fully fledged adult. The 'mate hunt' and all that. I had a bit of Deja vue however when all I was finding was old folks around town.
Hmmm, this guy is kinda cute... at least he doesn't have white hair or boobs!
... groan... ok ok but we can change his hooker boots later (... damn I can't find that file!)
Of course it's mostly a long distance relationship for River and her new man (Peter Ivy) ...
...because she spends every spare minute sculpting....
.........and yet ....... more sculpting.
Finally following her transformation (yeah she looks so different) to true adult hood, River decides it's time to invite Peter over in person and pop the question.
"Peter, you know how I feel about you... let's make babies!!"
(Peter sort of looks like David Cassidy to me here, LOL)
"Awww River you're so cute I could eat your face"
... the rings are shared, the hooker boots in the trash....
... and the next generation is in the oven. (* I may still do the Movie Career)
River certainly isn't going to let a little old pregnancy slow her down... it's right back to the sculpting bench, big belly or not!
It's no surprise that River went into labor while sculpting... though I'm not sure if Peter is horrified at the idea of River popping out a baby or unicorn sculpture in the corner.
It was the birth of the babies (yes it's twins again), that sent Peter running to a nearby home. He (and I!!) just realized he's nearly an elder!!.... with little time to fulfill his LTW he (and I!!) desperately tried to get him some life fruit to buy him a few extra days....(which is why there are no 'baby' pictures)
...sadly our efforts were for nothing. No sooner did Peter arrive at the life fruit garden, he aged up to an elder. Now the clock is really ticking!
Meanwhile the girls (alot of girls in this family) Alice (purple socks) and Yara Sophia (green outfit) have had their first birthday. Yara Sophia will be pursuing an acting career I think!
Peter completes his first (Education) of four Careers. Peter's LTW is to be a Jack of All Trades (Reach Level 5 in Four Different Careers)
His traits are-
~Workaholic (Thank Goodness!!)
~Loves The Outdoors
This is good because he can really boost those Career levels by 'working from home' .. unfortunately he's a technophobe so he hates the computer. Still 'working from home has been a life saver and Peter can almost clear a work level every day or every other day depending.
River continues her regular routine of sculpting... she is working on the Career Goal to sculpt each member of her family. She still doesn't smile much it seems.
Nice pose there Peter! LOL
...working from home!
Peter finishes his second Career ... Professional Sports!
Alice ages up to a child.
...As does Yara Sophia ...despite the 'star' on her shirt, I think she could be a bit more glammed up... not Toddlers and Tiaras level but a bit more pizazz!
That's better ... :)
The girls pretty much are on their own. Like most Abernathy kids doing 'kid' things. Alice is a better student than Yara Sophia.. but Yara has more friends which can only be a good thing once she becomes a 'Staahhh' !
Music Career ... done.
River has also been spending less time at the sculpting bench and more time working on wrapping up her Logic and Handiness skills for her LTW.
.. and the days fly by for our family in a blur of school, working from home and reading.
Now that Yara Sophia is old enough she can start on the skills she'll need to make it in Bridgeport (where she will have to move is she is going to get a job in show business.
Peter is on his last Career (Business) with three levels to go it's going to be damn close!
Good thing Sims in Sims 3 don't die as soon as their meter runs out. Peter is several days over the full meter and thankfully has managed to top off the Business Career to Level 5 just in time.
River also managed to wrap up her LTW.
... as well as reach Level 10 of the Sculptor Career
Sculptor Career Goals
~ Reach Top of Sculptor Career -Check!!
~ Complete Master Sculptor Challenge in Career (see above pic) -Check!!
~ Complete the Ice Personality Challenge in the Career (see above pic) -Check!!
~ Sculpt every person in your house -Check!!
And so folks... this wraps up the Career Challenge proper. It's taken 9 months (I started July 2010!! ) ...and 29 Chapters.. several loses, many glitches, several reinstalls, and one new graphics card to do it too!! LOL
Also per my usual play. ... I 'kicked out' Yara Sophia when she aged to a young adult. And.. for the life of me I can NOT find her in the hood anywhere. I'm going to keep looking though and if I get a hold of her to move her to Bridgeport I will add one more chapter to this legacy.
Thanks to everyone who has been reading and commenting, I didn't think I'd make it to the end!! :)
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Almost done folks... as we pick up where we left off Izzy has moved to a vacant lot to build her (first) dream house as per the Architect Career rules.
Ok ok.. it's more like a bachelorett pad, a little small but still ALL Izzy!
Izzy wasted no time cracking down on the skilling...
She also really enjoyed meeting all the folks in Twinbrook. Which reminded her... it was husband hunting time. She didn't want to wait like her mother and grandmother had.
What a hottie Shark is... Izzy passed, although she (WE!) really really wanted him as a husband and baby daddy. But since his great great great great great ( 27 greats ago!!) grandfather married our founding Sim I thought I'd pass and find someone new.
And then along came Goodwin Goode.
After the usual Abernathy whirlwind romancing ....
Goodwin Goode became Goodwin Abernathy!
-Goodwin is a fire fighter and his LTW is to be a Fire Fighter Super Hero (uh nope ain't happening)
Let the baby making commence. With the nursery chimes comes Izzy's decision to ditch the humble little house she first built and build a proper family home. She is well on her way with her career and has plenty of money thanks to the sale of her drafts and gems her mother left her.
Three bedroom, living room, drafting/reading room, laundry room, kitchen and dining room.
Goodwin settled right into family life. Working out and putting out fires... after all he had a baby on the way!
Izzy followed suit ... working on her drafts and designs. She was getting in at least two renovations a day!
Ooops ... ok Goodwin was old, his heart must have given out while battling a particularly intense fire. There was no way I'd be able to keep up with the fire fighter and architect professions together anyway.
Izzy however was heartbroken. She was expecting and she was not going to raise this child herself. First thing in the morning she'd scout perspective father figures for her soon to be born heir.
One of the few to actually have the time to visit her was Jacob Tang. Sure he was a bit of a mess most days but he really seemed to like Izzy and ... well, she was running out of time.
Even the maid seems concerned about his appearance! LOL
Jacob did have some issues being married to a ghost however (or maybe her being pregnant). But it was nothing a little zap from Seteena's mood altering device couldn't cure! Suddenly her being a ghost (or pregnant) really didn't bother him much at all.. but he sure was suddenly hungry.
During his first overnight stay Izzy went into labor.
...and had TWINS! River and Lucy Abernathy welcome to the challenge girls!!
Izzy was so grateful that she hadn't had to go through the whole delivery thing herself she gave Jacob a big hug....
... and then promptly popped the 'question' the next morning.
-Good Sense of Humor
-Loves the Outdoors
Jacob's LTW is to be a World Renowned Surgeon.
Izzy also had another surprise for Jacob. She wasn't going to just sit around and let fate decide that she and her girls be saddled with life as a ghost. She wanted to wear colors she and others could see and change her makeup and have it matter.. she wanted people to see what color her eyes and hair were damnit...... And she had found a way...
She spent her free time on weekends gathering all the materials she would need.
... and not just for one cure... but for THREE.
Finally she had all she needed. While Jacob was working late at the hospital she whipped up her first batch of Ambrosia... and hoped it worked!
.... looks ok....
... here we go
Doh! ... guess that Ambrosia had quite a punch to it. Never the less, finally we can see that Izzy is a cute blonde with purple eyes ... an Abernathy family trait.
Jacob is thrilled with Izzy's new look and even takes up working out with her so that he too can look good for her.
And our babies age up to Toddlers. With weird boots (I have to find that file and delete it!!)
Oh no... I knew Jacob was a little older than Izzy but wasn't expecting him to age up yet. It's going to be close with his LTW.
Finally Lucy and River are old enough to receive the gift that Ambrosia is... River doesn't seem overly thrilled with the idea of suddenly being human.
Tick tock, tick tock ... and time marches on in Twinbrook. Izzy finally reaches Level 10 in the Architect Career.
Her days are just a blur of constant remolding and renovation jobs around town. The girls and Jacob are pretty much left to their own devices. Jacob continues to steadily but slowly climb the medical career ladder. Lucy and River are more often than not fighting... Lucy gets good grades, River seems to float a constant 'C'.
It's nice to see the city appreciates all the reworking Izzy has done to some of the ugliestly ( I know it's not a real word, but it should be, LOL) decorated homes in a game ever!
In the meantime it's another round of birthdays and both girls enter their teens. I've decided to wait until they are ready to turn into young adults and then I will roll to see who is going to be our next heir. Neither are skilling and on total AI until then. The only Career left is Sculptor (and maybe Movie Star)
Happy Birthday Izzy!! You were one of the better looking sims in this long line of crazy genetics.
...now to just top off the last few renovations to make our 15 following Level 10!
You can do IT!!
Izzy has finally met all her Challenge goals and her LTW of Renaissance Sim Reach Lvl 10 in three skills (Charisma, Painting, Athletic)
-Reach Top of Career ~Check !!
-Complete 15 jobs after reaching level 10 ~Check!!
-Move to an empty lot and completely rebuild and landscape your own home ~Check (twice!!)
Jacob also completed his LTW to be a World Renowned Surgeon .. by just DAYS!
And with a roll of the dice we find that it's cranky River who is going to be our next heir and Career Challenge torch holder... Sculptor... right after I give her some eyebrows!