Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Round 1: Kim (Season 1: Fall)

Kim Household

Cynthia Kim: Popularity/Grilled Cheese  |  LTW: Become General  |  First Wishes: Meet Someone New, Make a Friend, Get a Job in the Athletic Career, Get a Job in the Politics Career  |  First Fulfilled: Get a in the Athletic Career

Robert Kim: Fortune/Family  |  LTW: Become World Class Ballet Dancer  |  First Wishes: Earn $100, Earn Some Money, Get Justin into Private School, Talk to Justin  |  First Fulfilled: Talk to Justin

Justin Kim: Child  |  LTW: None  |  First Wishes: Gabby Learns to Shake (dog), Gabby Learns to Roll Over, Be Friends with Gabby, Be Friends with Cheech (cat)  |  First Fulfilled: Be Friends with Gabby


When we first started this house and tried to play for a bit it was too much and took me awhile to get back to.  So, for the first few hours of this house we have no pictures.  When I loaded it back up the welcome wagon was there, and the headmaster was on his way to reach Roberts wish for Justin to get into private school.  Tara Kat was over and she is a willing person for Cynthia to talk Grilled Cheese with.

Both Cynthia and Robert went into the Athletics career, even though it's neither of their wants.  Later in the day the headmaster came by and Robert showed him around the house.

The welcome wagon was still there, and Cynthia, who doesn't have a lot of cooking skill made Spaghetti for dinner.  There were some dirty plates that Julian Cook was complaining about.

While the headmaster was eating dinner Robert got invited Downtown on an outing.  Since we are required to go when possible he headed down and left his wife to continue entertaining.  It was a social outing and there were quite a few people there.

While downtown Robert rolled up a wish to take a photo in the photobooth, so I obliged him.  Then he decided to play some games before heading back home to his wife and the headmaster of the private school.

The headmaster was still around, but Cynthia wasn't very good at shmoozing him very well so Robert took over and successfully got Justin into private school, fulfilling a big wish.

Justin is forever wanting to do things with their two pets, Gabby the dog and Cheech the cat.  The start of the week has Justin wanting to teach Cheech to shake, which he then wants to command Cheech to do most mornings.

Justin is an equal pet lover and have similar wishes for Gabby the dog, only the "trick" is to sit up for Gabby.  I almost think Cheech got the easier end of that deal.

After only going to work once Cynthia got a bad chance card and was fired from her Athletics job.  She wasn't happy, but I was ok with having her stay at home for awhile.

After training the pets up Justin wanted to have help with his homework, so he asked his mom.  When his dad got home Robert had a wish to help Justin with his homework.  Luckily, Cynthia was too stinky to help the whole time so Robert got to fulfill his wish and so did Justin.

Cynthia was having a tough week.  She was doing ok at fulfilling wishes, but wasn't having any fun doing it.  The family didn't have a stereo so we bought one and she made some great use of it to help fun levels.

Not knowing many people in the hood is hard on popularity sims, because they don't have many people to talk to.  Cynthia made use of most "walk bys" and great many of them, including Lola Curious.

Then Cynthia started throwing parties, which included the headmaster, one of the few sims she knew.  They put the hot tub to good use, and before you know it Cynthia was a very happy, fulfill sim again.

As Justin headed off to school in his new uniform, the gypsy lady snuck up the front steps, and then around the back of the house to drop off a lamp.  We haven't used it yet.

Cynthia was checking the paper every day for a job in the Military and wasn't having much lucky.  She past the time while Justin was at school by talking with people who came by, or called, and by going to community lots where she occasionally would play chess with anyone who wanted (or just practice alone.)

The family is close knit, and I love the fact that kids will great their parents.  Robert is doing very well in the athletic career and hopefully someday he can use all these body skills in his real wish of being a dancer.

While still waiting for her dream job Cynthia wanted to learn couple's counseling. It's sort of funny since so far no one she knows doesn't like each other....I'm pretty sure anyway, but she learns it all the same.

Then of course it's back to parties and getting to know people.  She did eventually find that Military job and also brought friends home from there as well.

Justin took a break from pet wishes and realized he was human and could have human friends too.  He brought little Glen Cleveland home from school and eventually wished to be friends.

Justin was fairly easy to keep happy and fulfill wishes for most days.  Once he got his wishes in he was left to his own devices and almost always just played with his toys.

One day Cynthia brought home a fairly common face, General Buzz Grunt.  They talk about food, like soup and then they have a pillow fight....which I found quite amusing to watch the General do.

Robert, still in the Athletics career brings home friends once in awhile too, and right toward the end of fall he brings home a VERY familiar face in Mr. Daniel Pleasant.

To finish off the season Robert wanted to get his final body point, so using the fall boost and a thinking cap he worked long into the night and was able to achieve his goal.



Cynthia Kim: She started off really tough.  Not knowing sims in a hood can be really hard, and Robert wouldn't let her talk with him about Grilled Cheese, so even those wishes were tough to fulfill.  By the end though she was doing great and one of the easiest to keep meeting wants for.
Ending Wishes: Talk to Sim About Grilled Cheese, Be BF with General Buzz, Meet Someone New, Be BF with Sadie

Robert Kim: Neither Robert nor Cynthia ever wished for each other.  All the family wished to do things with the pets, and Robert wanted to do things with his son.  For a fortune thing, other than a car and a couple other minor things he had no buy me wishes.
Ending Wishes: Buy a Car, Get a Promotion (Locked), Justin Grows Up Well, Be BF with Daniel (Pleasant)

Justin Kim: Had the most wishes around pets.  Most made it easy to fulfill multiple wishes quickly, but some days it was only training the animals, and that took more time than we had in the day.  Other than a few wishes around Glen, didn't have almost any wishes outside of the animals.
Ending Wishes: Command Cheech to Stay, Get A+ Report Card, Command Cheech to Come Here, Praise Cheech

I didn't start keeping track of this before this house, and I had already done some of the first day, so I won't count that day for this first one, but j68 had done this in her wishes hood and I liked the idea of seeing how well I did percentage wise at meeting wishes so here is the first table of many more to come. :)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Belladonna Cove Completed

I have decided to put a small little "completion" post at the end of each hood, and then we'll do a full round completed one after the entire round is done.  For the small hood updates, I'll do numbers of sims, in the hood, breakdowns of ages, genders, and aspirations and other hood information for fun.  Then I will give overall "points" for the entire round at the end of each round when we finally get there.  So here it goes!

Total Sims in Belladonna Cove: 33
Alive: 33 Active
Dead: 0 deceased

Males: 15
Females: 18

Elders: 3
Adults: 19
Teens: 3
Children: 5
Toddlers: 1
Babies: 2

Primary Aspirations:
Family: 6
Fortune: 5
Knowledge: 8
Pleasure: 0
Romance: 3
Popularity: 3
Grilled Cheese: 0
Grow Up: 8

Secondary Aspirations:
Family: 3
Fortune: 3
Knowledge: 1
Pleasure: 4
Romance: 2
Popularity: 7
Grilled Cheese: 5
Grow Up: 8

We have a good mix so far of male and females in this hood.  There are many adults at the moment, but we have some younger kids come up.  The aspirations are interesting to me, as we have no primarily pleasure sims at the moment, but we do have a lot of secondary pleasure sims.  Since these are all Maxis made sims I find it interesting they didn't make any pleasure based in these later hoods.  Now off to Desiderata Valley.

Round 1: Patel (Season 1: Fall)

Patel Household

Ramir Patel: Popularity/Fortune  |  LTW: Become Celebrity Chef  |  First Wishes: Talk, Invite Someone Over, Have a Party, Have a Baby  |  First Fulfilled: Talk (with Ana)

Ana Patel: Family/Grilled Cheese  |  LTW: Have 6 Grandchildren  |  First Wishes: Have a Baby, Gain a Skill Point, Talk, Invite Someone Over  |  First Fulfilled: Talk (with Ramir)


When we first open the lot and meet Ana and Ramir, the first thing that is hard to miss is Ana is VERY pregnant.  That made having them both want for a baby and easy wish to lock in for later.

Ramir is actually a very good husband and rolls quite a few wants revolving around his very pregnant wife.  He wants to do things like give her back rubs and talk to her often.

He also, autonomously, will interact with her belly and talk to the unborn baby.  It's clear he's excited to be a father.  Looking at this apartment, however, it's clear it wasn't meant for a whole family to live in, so they will likely need to move at some point.

Ana rolled a secondary aspiration when we started (as is one of the rules we follow here in Megalahood) and got Grilled Cheese.  So many GC sims have a rough time finding people to discuss and share their passion with...although we have quite a few of them here in Belladonna Cove.  Luckily, Ramir proves to be an amazing husband and is willing to talk up GC whenever Ana wants, even if he's not overly interested in the subject himself.

Ana got invited on an outing downtown, so to follow our own rules she heads out, vowing not to stay too long.  While there we see a face who will be VERY familiar to any Sims 2 fans.

Back at home I fall a little more in love with Ramir who gets a wish to Learn to Cook Grilled Cheese.  It's like he KNOWS his wife will want more while she's pregnant and he wants to learn how to make her favorite food.

He made sure to get his wife's opinion and she was happy to eat some additional Grilled Cheese.  So far Ramir has been very simple to keep fulfilling wishes for.

Carlos Contender, the blog hog these days, calls and invites the couple to go on an outing with him, so they both head out.  There are many different people a part of the group.

Ana tries to find another people who is willing to talk about Grilled Cheese with her, and finds it's not actually as easy as she first thought.  

The day for the baby finally arrives and in the main bedroom, Ana goes into labor. (Yes, amazingly enough she did NOT go into labor in the bathroom...which I really kind of expected.)

The baby is born at 5:53 AM on Tuesday March 9, 2002 (year 2) and gets BC pop name 166 for girls, Erin.  Ramir is thrilled to be a daddy and loves his little Erin.

Ana is very happy to only be eating for one again, but still can enjoy an entire plate of Grilled Cheese sandwiches all by herself.  Her wishes are pretty easy.

Even with the pregnancy over Ramir proves he is still a very good husband and Ana is grateful to have a spouse willing to talk with her about her passions.  (She is VERY lucky, many of them don't.)

The popularity sim side starts to take over for Ramir and he wishes to meet people and throw parties.  Being in apartment this isn't terribly hard, but it's becoming more difficult to fulfill all the needed wishes every day.

Ana had a job in culinary at the beginning of the house, but Ramir did not.  Ana must have pulled some strings at work, or jumped on an opening for her husband because they now work at the same places hosting.  Sadly, a bad chance card demoted I believe Ramir.

Another sim called for an outing, or maybe Ramir wanted to go on an outing this time, so a nanny was called and off the family went back downtown to hang out with some new people.

Ramir is getting close with Geoff Rutherford and invites him over.  They hang out an talk a bit, and when Ana comes home we see that somehow the family ended up with 2 nannies....neither of which took great care of baby Erin.

Before we even realize it, since we feel like we've been running ragged trying to keep up with wishes it's time for Erin's birthday.  Ramir goes and helps her grow up without any sort of party or cake.  She is a very cute little girl.

Erin Patel: Toddler  |  LTW: None  |  First Wishes: Buy a Toy, Be Snuggled by Ramir, Be Read to By Ramir, Be Played with by Ramir  |  First Fulfilled: Buy a Toy

We discover that Erin is VERY much a daddy's girl.  Meanwhile, Ana hasn't really had any desires surrounding her daughter so far, even though she's a family sim.  The grilled cheese has taken over her life.  Instead, we find her repairing the bathtub.

As fall comes to a close we catch a glimpse of Ramir being a good father and teaching his baby girl to walk.  That could be dangerous if sim children could fall down stairs.  It's a good thing she will be safe.



Ramir: He started out so easy, wishing for things to do with his wife left and right.  Then his popularity portion took over and it started getting more difficult.  After baby Erin was born it got harder to reach wants all the time, and now that she's a toddler we will what happens.
Ending Wishes: Have 5 Best Friends, Earn $3500, Go on Island Vacation, Reach Cooking Level 7

Ana: After getting Grilled Cheese as secondary in the start she didn't look back, was mostly easy to keep happy just doing Grilled Cheese stuff, and the fact Ramir would talk to her about it made it even easier.  Has yet to really want to be a part of Erin's life, other than "wishing her well" so to speak.
Ending Wishes: Erin Grows Up Well, Sever Grilled Cheese, Have a Baby (Locked), Eat Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

Erin: Just born in the round so there wasn't much to her wishes or play just yet.  Next round will be mostly toddler training, so that should be fairly each wishes to reach once in awhile.
Ending Wishes: Reach Logic Level 9, Learn to Talk, Grow Up Well, Be Snuggled by Ramir