Thursday, October 3, 2013

Round 1: Peterson (Season 1: Fall)

Peterson Household

Jessica Peterson: Fortune/Romance  |  LTW: Become Criminal Mastermind  |  First Wishes: Reach Creativity Level 1, Meet Someone New, Earn $100, Entertain  |  First Fulfilled: Earn $100


I found it quite fitting that Jessica would roll the secondary aspiration of Romance, since her story certainly lends itself to her being a bit of a romancer, and she has a hidden romance token apparently.  She wished for a cell phone and to meet people so out she went to get one.

She waiting around to meet people but not many people were there to meet.  She spent the time waiting watching the break dancer do his thing.  It was a slow day at the market, but she really needs to meet people.

Once she was home she received a surprising invite for an outing with Carlos and a group of people.  She was surprised because she was furious at Carlos. He was her ticket out.  He was rich and old.  All she was supposed to have to do was marry him, let him die and get all his money.  Then she could fund her criminal enterprises and get back at her ex for putting her here in the first place.  She went though, might as well get it over with. It wasn't all bad, she always wished to be a DJ and got her chance.


But then it was time.  She took Carlos to the side and told him their engagement was off, their relationship was off, their friendship was off.  Carlos wasn't fully taken a back by this, he figured this would be her reaction, but he had kind of hopped to be wrong about her.

So she went home, with a decent outing under her belt.  She wanted, desperately, to know more people and have some close guys around. Unfortunately, there weren't many around.  She worked with what she had in the trailer park manager, who was pretty cute.

Then she studied for her Slacker job.  She was really trying to break into the crime syndicate in the area but it was proving difficult.  No one really took her seriously, but she had to make money somehow.

Jessica was lonely and struggling to achieve wishes so to see if we could help the gypsy was called and a date was wished for.  It was a somewhat attractive date, 2-bolts, another older gentleman that probably reminded her a bit of Carlos.

He however, was not rich, and so he was kept simply as a person to call and possibly to date when the desire struck her. During the date, however, something happened.  I never saw who, but apparently the gnome in the flowers was stolen.  I would have never noticed except Jessica walked off the screen in the middle of her date, returning a few moments later with this message:

I had NEVER seen this in my game and found it quite interesting.  She has held onto the gnome to keep it from disappearing again for now. Carlos regularly comes by to kick over the trashcan....he didn't like loosing Jessica like that.  I think he wanted to break off the engagement himself, or maybe he's just jealous of Jessica's "relationship" with the manager.

Jessica tried to get to know some of her neighbors a bit more, not that she really expected any of them to have a lot of money, but when she did finally break into the crime world, she would need close friends to help cover for her.  It wasn't going very well though.

Then she made the mistake of flirting with the manage when her gypsy date showed up to hang out with her.  He wasn't happy to find her flirting with another man.  It was not Jessica's season.

So then it was back to skilling, which she started wanting to do randomly at times.  Since the trailer is so small she doesn't have room to buy any skilling objects and just has to do with what she's got.  Cleaning is a popular skill to "study"

Jessica has wanted to WooHoo since the beginning.  The landlord, Christopher, is close to being able to help her with that and now asks to hang out after he's done managing.  So to help him get done faster Jessica starts helping out around the grounds.

It helps and soon Christopher is ready to hang out.  A little more flirting and kissing later and they are finally in a crush status.  Still no WooHoo to be had though. Jessica is thinking of moving, she needs to find a new crime family who might let her in, and she doesn't want to be stuck doing petty crimes forever.  She does want to be rich.


Jessica: She is a pain!  Knowing almost no one and wishing for romantic interaction after romantic interaction was killing me.  I did screw up things with the gypsy date without meaning too, but they are almost friends again. Everyday she looked for a job in Criminal and it never came up.  I was thinking of moving her, with the engagement ended and having no room, it seems like it might be fun.
Ending Wishes: Ask Sim on a Date, Go to Work, Be BFF with Christopher, WooHoo (locked in)

Round 1: Green (Season 1: Fall)

Green Household:

Gabriel Green: Knowledge/Popularity  |  LTW: Become Chief of Staff  |  First Wishes:  Gain a Skill Point, Play with/Flirt wish Samantha (Cordial-Weir), See a Ghost  |  First Fulfilled: Gain a Skill Point

Chastity Gere: Romance/Family  |  LTW: Have 20 Simultaneous Loves  |  First Wishes: Have 2 Loves at Once, Meet Someone New, Make Out/WooHoo with 3 Different Sims  |  First Fulfilled: Meet Someone New


I find it funny that Chastity rolled Family as secondary.  It will be interesting to see how that affects her wishes and reaching her LTW.  Gabriel started out wanting to skill, so we set him to learning Charisma at their bathroom mirror.

Chastity, on the other hand, had a party and invited everyone who passed by to come join them.  She was all about meeting people.  This would have come in handy for gaining those loves, but many of them were already involved.

Carlos Contender called Chastity to go on an outing, and per our on rules she had to go.  She went ahead and brought Gabriel with her to go have some fun. He had brought some family, and his fiance, Jessica.

A quick side note, Carlos brought Jessica for a very good reason.  He was highly interested in Chastity Gere and while he was engaged to Jessica, he had been engaged many times over his life.  He didn't get to be rich and have many women by being stupid.  He had heard the stories about Jessica, and through a very complicated series of agreements, no one would be getting Carlos' money except his daughter.  Carlos had't hidden this fact from Jessica, but he was pretty sure she had agreed to the engagement because she thought he could change his mind. Within ear shot of Jessica Carlos explained some additional details about the arrangement to Chastity.  She could have cared less about the money, being much more interested in having multiple relationships, but Jessica finally understood and she was not happy!

The rest of the outing continued happily and everyone had a good time hanging out and getting to know each other.  Chastity might have enjoyed it a little too much, but no one was too worried.  She didn't anything super crazy.


Gabriel spent a lot of time skilling and working at finding a job in the medical field. He did finally get in and worked very hard to do a good job. It was hard though and the hours made it difficult sometimes.

Gabriel was a pretty happy sim, most of the time, as he wanted to skill a lot.  Pretty typical knowledge sim, although he also wished for a lot of friendships and greeted many people as they went by during his time at home.


Chastity didn't know many guys, and thus was not the happiest of romancers.  She didn't actually know a lot of people at all, so she decided to go to the store, meet some people and get a cell phone.  It was going to become important for her to see who was calling when she started getting her loves.

While out she met a very pale gentleman and found him VERY hot.  Carlos was also there though and since it had been awhile since she'd had some romance fun they shared some time in the changing booth.


The rest of the night, while she hung out at the clothes store Chastity got to know the Count and meets the other guys that come in.  Life is starting to look up for Chastity.

She decided to take the Count home with her, hoping to woo him a little more, and maybe even into her bed, but that didn't happen, yet.  Gabriel was also entertaining and had a bit of a party going.  So far no one interesting for him, except for maybe Chastity...who probably isn't the commitment type.

The season went on with Chastity meeting and getting to know the guys in the hood while Gabriel did the same with the ladies of the hood.  Gabriel's motives might have been different than Chastity, but something had to break up the large amounts of skilling time.

Chastity had a really good relationship with the Count and she thought he might be ready, and really wanted to make out/woohoo with someone so she invited him over to have a date.  It was going really well....

When that blasted cell phone went off with one of her other pursuits called her for an outing downtown.  Our own rules state she has to accept, so she left her date early and headed downtown to a club with a group of people.

It ended up being a great outing, the best it possibly could have been.  She met some new people, got to see Carlos again for awhile, which is always fun and just had a good time.  She was meeting quite a few wants and desires.


When she got back home the Count was still there and while she was busy wooing him closer to her bed (you can barely see them in the upper window making out) her outing companion, who she had really hit it off with, came by with a surprise.

Then Chastity succeeded in fulfilling a long held, and locked in, want. She was super happy.

She got invited and went out on another outing that season.....Chastity is becoming very popular, and it went ok.  It was a big group this time, and Gabriel didn't come with her.

After this outing, however, Chastity rolled up another want.  She had long help the desire to get engaged to Carlos, who was already engaged so he couldn't ask her.  Maybe she started to give up hope, but now....

Yes, the Count had really stolen her heart, and he was even hotter than Carlos, but she also worried he might take an engagement seriously and that scared her.  Carlos was no threat, being a romancer like her.  Gabriel, on the other hand, wasn't having wishes for anyone in particular and spent a lot of time just meeting people, and skilling.

Then he threw a rather random wish, among the desires for BF's, BFF's and high level skill points, to buy something.  Now, I've seen family sims want to buy things for their kids or babies, I've been Knowledge sims want to buy study type items, but never this that I can recall.

Gabriel wanted to make his house more green.  He wished for solar energy.  So that wish was granted.  Then it was back to the same old stuff.  He did suffer a bit of a flame for the new married Samantha Cordial-Weir, she was a friend, so he invited her over.  Nothing major happened, and wishes of her didn't appear as much after that.

Chastity had moved on from the Count....who was in love her already, to her outing fling from before.  I believe this is Rodney, but I'm not 100% sure.


Yes, things with him moved very well.  It might not be Rodney, I think that's actually someone else, but either way, things with him moved along well and Chastity was very happy with the results of this day.


Gabriel: He was very difficult in the ending wanting lots of higher friendships then he had much control over, however, then he hit a skilling streak and became very easy to take care of.  He's working in the medical field and so far doing decently well.  He mostly got 4 or 5 wishes met each day, but he's still holding a bit of a desire for Samantha, although it's lessened.
Ending Wishes: Appreciate Samantha (Weir), Maximize the Logic Skill, Influence Someone to Play With Another Sim, Be Saved From Death.

Chastity: All her romance wishes were very difficult to meet early on.  He only close relationship was Carlos, and he was the other person besides Gabriel she knew.  Once she met the Count (3-bolts) and started getting outing invites her wishes were met much more easily.
Ending Wishes: Meet Someone New, Be BFF/Get Engaged to Rodney (Okuma), Public WooHoo

Monday, July 29, 2013

Round 1: Cho (Season 1: Fall)

Cho Household:

Vivian Cho: Family/Pleasure  |  LTW: Become Captain Hero  |  First Wishes: Be BFF with/Play With Carlos (Contender), Gain a Skill Point, Buy a High Chair  |  Fulfilled First: Buy a High Chair

Etsu Cho: Toddler  |  First Wishes:  Be Read to/Be Tickled By Vivian, Learn to Talk/Walk  |  Fulfilled First: Learn to Talk


After buying a high chair to fulfill her own wish, Vivian got down to fulfilling Etsu's.  The first wishes went by pretty quickly.  Etsu wanted to learn her toddler skills and Vivian was more than happy to teach her.

After toddler training was done Vivian received a phone call asking her if she would like to go downtown.  Since we are playing in a wishes type world, Vivian accepts and calls a nanny to watch Etsu.  The nanny and taxi arrive together.

The outing was initiated by Carlos Contender and he brought some of his family, some love interests, and friends. It could be quite an interesting night.

The group, which we see includes Mortimer Goth, hangs around outside the club talking for quite a while.  Later on most head inside and pay some cards.  Vivian gets in on that action as well and meets a lot of new people.

Back at home, Vivian has a wonderful relationship with her upstairs neighbors, the Riley's.  She goes and says hi to Sally and tickles her to the delighted giggles of Sally.  Timothy, Sally's dad, and Vivian are a 3-bolt couple.

Once Timothy gets home, Vivian spends some time talking to him.  Then follows her heart, and wishes...

Flirting quickly becomes a fulfilled wish...

Followed by some kissing, which certainly seems to make them both happy. With 3-bolts, this leads quickly to a love developing.

Sadly Vivian has to rush off to work and asks Timothy if he would watch Etsu for her.  Timothy knows a bit about taking care of a little girl, it wasn't that long ago Sally was Etsu's age.

Etsu seems to like Timothy, which will make her mother happy.

Once Vivian gets home, and eventually relieves Timothy they share some more time together.

It doesn't take long for the, Get Engaged to Timothy, wish to pop up.  This is a great development and can work to combine some houses, which is good in a huge hood like Megalahood. Timothy, of course, is thrilled...although he would likely have been just as happy to ask her instead.

They happy couple, engaged on  June 29, 2003, quickly took their relationship to the next level. (I've decided to make a real year for this hood, instead of just 3, so I'm pretending I started playing it in the year 2000, just to make it this happened on the 3rd sim day of play, equaling 2003.)

Before we know it, it's time for Etsu's birthday and for her to become a child.  Her toddler years have been happy.  Vivian takes her to the cake, with Timothy right there with her.

On August 14th, in the year 2003, Etsu becomes a beautiful child, and from her clothing choices, a very girly girl at that.

Now that Etsu is basically the same age as Sally they begin taking and hanging out a lot more.  They are, after all, going to be step-sisters.  They seem to hit it off well and earn some fulfilled wishes as well.

Not wanting to wait forever to start their lives, and with neither having any family to worry about, other than the girls, on October 12, 2003 Timothy and Vivian tied the knot.  The household if officially a Riley/Cho house, and it will be up to Etsu to continue on the Cho name if it is not meant to die out.

Luckily the family had some extra money so they got rid of Etsu's small bed and got the girls new bunk-beds and desks to go in their shared room.  Timothy and Vivian realize they will likely need a house since, since Vivian wants more kids.

Etsu and Sally continue to get along well, and are forming a deep friendship.  Neither of them minds sharing a room, and although there was a small argument over who would get the top bunk they worked it out themselves.

We forgot to check wishes for Timothy and Sally when they moved in, however, Timothy is a Knowledge/Grilled Cheese sim with a LTW to become the Chief of Staff.  He is currently in the Medical field, so while the girls are asleep and Vivian is at work he studies.

The girls wake up almost every morning with a wish to play on something in the apartment's playground, which fulfills some quickly wishes before school.

Etsu loves to talk at the breakfast table, barely letting anyone else get in a word edgewise.  Still, she and Sally have become best friends.

The day Sally comes home with her first A+ report card, Vivian is there to cheer for her, and receive a bit of a surprise.  Risky has decided Vivian and Timothy will start that family a little earlier than first expected

The girls continue to make great use of the playground, which means when the family moves to a house, some playground equipment will be a must.

Both Timothy and Vivian wished for a vacation.  Timothy planned it, before the pregnancy showed up, so the family decided to make the best of it and headed out.

Even though Vivian was very tired and hungry through the majority of the vacation, the family enjoyed the trip and took lots of pictures.  Vivian always wanted to take pictures everywhere they went.

Everyone really enjoyed the log roll.  Timothy was not very kind to his wife however and she her and their unborn child into the cold water.

Timothy greatly wished to learn a massage and they all enjoyed meeting the locales.  Vivian did struggle to keep up on the trip however, and occasionally stayed back at the campsite.

On their last night Vivian started up a fire and Timothy and Etsu joined her in enjoying the warmth.  Etsu also enjoyed roasting some marshmallows in the fire.  Sally had wanted to join too, but fell asleep in their tent before it got dark enough to light the fire.

Back at home life for Vivian didn't get any easier.  She was so hungry all she wanted to do was eat, but was so tired she continuously fell asleep in her food.  Life became a rhythm of nap for awhile, eat until she couldn't stay awake, nap for a bit more, and then eat again.

When labor hit early one afternoon while she was trying to take a nap Vivian couldn't be more happy, or in pain.  She was ready to get the pregnancy over with.

We quickly realize why Vivian was so difficult to take care of.  She was carrying twins!  Yes, on October 3, 2006 at about 6:08 PM Vivian Riley gave birth to twin girls.  They named the girls Angela and Ansley (I love they both started with A's, even though they were randomly chosen by a die roll.)  Angela has black hair and brown eyes while Ansley has brown hair and brown eyes.


Vivian: Started out very easy, wishes for Etsu, and once she and Timothy started, wishes were met left and right.  Then she got pregnant and she couldn't keep her needs up enough to try and achieve wishes.  That was one of the hardest pregnancies I've ever played.  However, when she was up long enough to fulfill wishes she usually got 3 or 4 a day.
Ending Wishes: Ask Sim on a Date, Cuddle Angela, Talk About Hobby, Talk to/Entertain Etsu (Extra wish slot from vacation.)

Timothy: Struggled with wishes.  Knowledge sim, but typically didn't want to skill.  When grilled cheese wishes popped up he was simple, but most of the time he wanted to be BFF with people, or go on vacations, have pets, etc.  Finally started wanting some skill points towards the end of the round.
Ending Wishes: Talk to Sim about Grilled Cheese, Eat Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Influence Someone to Make Grilled Cheese, Serve Grilled Cheese.

As a toddler she was easy to keep happy learning her toddler skills.  As a child she continued being a pretty easy sim to fulfill wishes for.  She did want to be BFF with Timothy and Sally, which happened eventually, and did make wish fulfilling hard for a couple of days, but then started wanting to play on the playground equipment, go on hikes, catch bugs, do well in school etc.
Ending Wishes: Reach Cleaning Level 3, Be Friends with Gordon, Get Puppy, Get A+ Report Card, Be Friends with Xander.

Sally: She was a piece of cake to get 5 wishes for nearly every day.  She always wanted to play, jump rope, go on the playground, and learn skills.  Probably the easiest sim to keep happy and please this round.
Ending Wishes: Get A+ Report Card, Get Puppy, Reach Cleaning Level 3, Be Friends with Caryl/Zoe

Angela & Ansley: Born right at the end of the round, and haven't aged enough to reach toddler level.

I think next round it will become necessary for this family to abandon their little apartment and move to a house.  4 sims was too many in this little apartment as it was, 6 just became crazy, but it will be a long time before we get back to them, so I might change my mind.  :)