Monday, May 27, 2013

Round 1: Cordial (Season 1: Fall)

Cordial Household:

Kimberly Cordial: Knowledge/Grilled Cheese  |  LTW: Become Mayor  |  First Wishes: Influence Someone to Make Grilled Cheese, Serve Grilled Cheese, Talk to Sim About Grilled Cheese, Make Grilled Cheese for Sim  |  Fulfilled First: Serve Grilled Cheese


Kimberly used to have her sister living with her, but she moved out and got married to Conner Weir.  This house is pretty nice sized for two people, so we'll see if Kimberly wants anyone to move in.

 As soon as the welcome party comes by Kimberly is able to serve them some grilled cheese.  She spends her first day fulfilling Grilled Cheese wishes, one after another.

Latter in the night that first day Armand DeBateau called and invited her for an outing.  Since we do our best to accept these invitations in Megalahood she says ok.  When they arrive we find that Kimberly is actually highly attracted to Armand.  Too bad he never showed wishes for her.  Samantha, her sister, is also along.

Kimberly is still thinking about Armand, who brought his daughter and new wife with him on the outing. The older guy in the middle back there is actually Consort Capp I believe.

Wanting to be Mayor, Kimberly understands the influence someone like a Capp can have, so she starts to get to know Consort.  Armand and his very pregnant wife are very in love.

Kimberly is having a heck of a time finding a job in Politics, so she stays with her Military career for now.  Unfortunately, that means she is usually very tired when she gets home.  Either that, or her guest is VERY boring.

Kimberly needed a skill for her job, and since she was reaching her 5 wishes easily each day in GC, I decided to have her study for the skill she needed.  It proved to be just the thing to get those knowledge wishes started.

She is a very social person and brings guests home with her almost every night.  They are not always polite.  This guy walks in on her going to the bathroom and just stands there and stares at her.  Kimberly does her best to ignore him.

Kimberly is now taking advantage of everything fall has to offer a knowledge sim.  She comes home every day and starts to skill.  Most days getting 5 wishes is easy.  Once in awhile we hit 3 due to the wishes such as, see a ghost, or reach level 9...which takes awhile.  Due to the exhausting nature of her job, somedays she just can't stay up for 5 wishes.

It does not stop her from trying each day, however and the chess set is installed to start reaching the logic skill wishes that she has begun to roll up.

Cooking is also a popular skill for Kimberly to wish about, and it gets her away from the books.  The cooking channel gives her quite a bit of fun as well.

Kimberly is still checking for that Political job she desires, and continues to be disappointed.  I feel kind of bad for Kimberly, but skilling the way she is should make it a piece of cake when she finally lands that dream job.

So with that hope in mind she goes back to skilling.  Thus ending a very pleasant fall, and a mostly successful one for Kimberly.  No one special has popped up to make her want a beau so far.  Time will tell if that changes for our hopefully soon to be mayor.


Kimberly Cordial: Started off with really easy days.  All her wishes revolved around grilled cheese.  Then, once she got that first skill point, everything revolved around skill points.  It became like an obsession to her. She never wished to change careers, but since her LTW is to become Mayor, she checked every day.  Politics must be competitive right now, since it never showed up. The Military career did prove to be difficult on her, almost every day coming home very low on energy while also hungry.
Ending Wishes: See a Ghost, Be Saved from Death, Gain a Cleaning Skill, Reach Charisma Level 6

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Round 1: Baldwin (Season 1: Fall)

Baldwin Household:

Benjamin Baldwin: Popularity/Family  |  LTW: Become Mayor  |  First Wishes: Have 5 Best Friends, Be BFF with Carlos (Contender), Give Backrub to Isabel, Meet Someone New  |  Fulfilled First: Give Backrub to Isabel

Isabel Baldwin: Family/Popularity  |  LTW: Become Captain Hero  |  First Wishes: Flirt with Benjamin, Play with, Have a Party, Sofia Gets A+ Report Card  |  Fulfilled First: Flirt with Benjamin

Sofia Baldwin: First Wishes: Tell an Inside Joke, Play with, Go Swimming, Gain a skill point  |  Fulfilled First: Talk to Xander (Roth)

Marcus Baldwin: First Wishes: Learn to Walk/Talk, Get Potty Trained, Be Tickled by Benjamin  |  Fulfilled First: Be Tickled by Benjamin


Benjamin quickly fulfilled Marcus' wish to be tickled and then worked to fulfill his own before heading off to work. 

  Isabel appreciated the backrub, but was bummed not to do more than flirt with Benjamin before he headed out.

Since Benjamin left before Isabel could do things like kiss or make out with him she threw a party.  She only knows two people outside of the house, and only her dad likes her enough to show up for the party.

 They make the most out of it, but he leaves just saying good-bye before the party is done, so it ended up being a pretty terrible party.  Isabel really wanted to pillow fight with Carlos, so I obliged.

Now to move on to meeting Marcus' wishes for the day.  Learning to speak opens up lots of talk with Isabel and Benjamin.  He gets close to or meets his wishes most of the time.

 Sofia brings home a friend from school Xavier Roth, who is playable, but we won't reach him for awhile.  She has a strange way of speaking with him THROUGH the door.

 She fulfills some wishes playing with Xavier and ends up becoming friends with him this day.  Sofia is having a very happy childhood so far wishes wise.

Benjamin works in the medical field, but desires to be Mayor, so he changes careers, but first he makes friends with a guy he brought home from his science job.  He is going to need lots of friends.

 Isabel, in the meantime, hasn't gotten a job yet, and works to teach Marcus to walk.  She is successful and he also gets potty trained.  Life is looking good for Marcus.  So far the whole family was meeting their wishes almost every day.

 I think it was Sofia who wanted to play catch, and Isabel that just wanted to play with someone, but that might be backwards.  In the back we can see a likely familiar face walking by.

Benjamin comes home from work nearly every day with someone, and always wants to make friends with them.  Once that is done, he wants to meet someone new, every day.  Luckily they don't know their neighbors who always hang out in the hot tub.  They make good initial "new" people to meet.

 With all the friends everyone brings home from work, and the neighbors in the building Marcus didn't need much of a party to grow up well.

Meanwhile, Benjamin continues his quest to meet all the people in the entire universe, one at a time, day after day.  He's getting through the neighbors slowly, but very happily.

The kids want to jump rope ALL the time.  They wake up, they want to jump rope, they reach a wish, the next one is jump rope.  They are relatively easy to keep happy, as long as they keep jumping rope.

Benjamin brought home Mary-Sue Pleasant one day.  I had forgotten she was in Politics until this moment.  They have become friends, since, of course, that's what Benjamin wants.

Sofia brought home Desdemona Capp from school.  It's a lot of fun for me to see familiar sims show up in very unfamiliar places like this.  :)

At 6:13 PM on October 4th Sofia transitioned into teenagehood.  Her outfit could be a lot worse, it doesn't full suit her in my opinion, but it could be LOTS worse, so for now she'll keep it.  She rolled to be a Fortune sim with a Popularity secondary.  It took her awhile to decide what she wanted, but ultimately she decided on becoming a Business Tycoon.

Isabel really wanted a baby, so Benjamin has been gladly helping her see if Risky would grant her another.  In this apartment built for 4 another baby might be a tight squeeze, but Isabel will be really happy.  Once the morning sickness is over that is.

Everyone but Benjamin wanted a pet.  He's more interested in human voters...errr...friends.  Isabel wanted any pet, Marcus wanted a puppy and Sofia wanted a kitten.  With a new baby on the way, and Sofia's wishes being a bit harder to achieve after becoming a teen we went with a kitten.  This is Coldplay....because Coldplay happened to be playing on the radio.

While both of their parents are at work Sofia "babysits" Marcus and his buddies after school.  Marcus is a pretty good kid and doesn't cause problems for his sister.  This suits her fine as she wants to spend time on the phone with her friends.  Marcus and his sister are not close so far in this hood.

Isabel comes home from work, and shows us that the morning sickness was not a fluke, she is pregnant, and needing a LOT of love and care.  She will, however, be pregnant for a LONG time because it is the end of fall, and thus the end of the round.


Benjamin:  He wanted friends.  Almost every day he brought a co-worker home and wanted to be friends with them.  The very next wish was almost always "meet someone new."  That made 2 wishes easy for him.  Then he started getting harder.  Wanted to be BF with people, or BFF, or have a certain number of BF's or BFF's.  Those are harder to reach but he meet 3 to 4 wishes on average each day.
Ending Wishes: Be Best Friends with Mary-Sue (Pleasant), Have a Party, Be Best Friends with Michael, Be Best Friends with Juan.

Isabel: She started out so easy, mostly wanting parties and to do with with the kids.  She was a good mom and wished just about every day to at least play catch or swing one or both of the kids around.  As they got older and she got a job she wanted things like the kids being overachievers, or to get skill points.  Then she got the baby wish and it wouldn't go away, so here we are.  Overall typically pretty easy to get 5 wishes a day in.
Ending Wishes: Sofia is An Overachiever, Have a Baby (locked in),  Be Friends with Coldplay, Sofia Get A+ Report Card

Sofia: She also wanted lots of friends, like her dad, for most of her kid years.  She did roll up wants to do homework sometimes, and to do things with her parents, and jumping rope.  When she got to be a teenager she started wanting things like private school, skill points, and to earn money, etc.  Overall an easy teenager most of the time.
Ending Wishes: Be BFF with Xander (Roth), Get Into Private School, Earn Some Money, Buy Handheld Game.

Marcus: As a toddler he was very simply. Learn toddler skills, and then do things with his parents.  Once he became a kid it was jump rope, just like his sister.  He also wanted to make a friend with one kid.  He kept the wish for the one boy to be his friend, and now wants to do things with him.  He barely rolls up wants for anyone else, just this friend and to jump rope.
Ending Wishes: Eat Pancakes, Get A+ Report Card, See Snow, Jump Rope