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Old 16th Feb 2018, 3:15 PM #251
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Well, looks like more families to play in Bluewater Village! The Welcome Wagon for the returned Landgraab IV family included Chico and Lisa Ramirez and Florence Delarosa.

Landgraab IV: Malcolm had been itching to get back to his family home and his home turf. Nicholas and Opal's wedding was the perfect time as Olive gave them the Specter home as a wedding gift!
The Landgraab Mansion had been sitting empty for years so Malcolm went on ahead and had extensive renovations done to accommodate his wife and twin daughters.
Two beautiful rooms in the upstairs west wing, over the extended kitchen/dining/office downstairs, were completed.
One in pink for Claire, his neat as a pin, loves pink daughter, and one in green for Mallory, the sports enthusiast who will wear anything but pink!
The east wing, over the pool room downstairs, was a suite for him and Olive that included a large bedroom, ensuite bathroom, and a parents retreat with doors to the upstairs balcony.
With everything in place, Malcolm invited them all over to see their new home and they settled in. The girls headed off to their new school, but they were a little late so they both lost 1/2 a letter grade!
Malcolm will be making some nasty phone calls about that! On a positive note, Malcolm surprised Olive with a grand piano in the new entry hall and the superior telescope she wanted on their upstairs balcony!
Then some neighbors arrived, the aforementioned Ramirez couple and Florence. Some nice socialization ensued along with a couple of meals as the neighbors stayed way into the early hours of the morning!
The girls returned from school bringing Michael Ottomas home. They both slept in the double bed in the pink room their first night, apparently wanting to be together as they had always shared a room!
Their grades improved the next school day, Claire's back to her A+, and Mallory's a B+. Mallory is looking forward to getting her first A+, maybe Wednesday.
So the Langraabs settled into their old/new home in a wonderfully green Bluewater Village and are looking forward to the wonderful times ahead!

Delarosa: Florence is a new resident in Bluewater Village and she had set up a Flower Shop business in her home.
But after some soul searching, she realized what she really wanted was to pursue a Medical career and become Chief of Staff at the local Medical Center.
So she closed the business, which gave her some much needed funds, and found a job in Medical as a Paramedic right away, which just told her she was doing the right thing!
And she really wanted a pet, so she adopted a male kitten, Cymmi. He's such a cute little thing and even used the littler box right from the start. And they said he wasn't very smart!
The Welcome Wagon arrived consisting of Loki Beaker from Strangetown proper, who she was acquainted with, and Sanjay Ramaswami and Wanda Tinker who she was meeting for the 1st time and both lived in the Village.
She's already acquainted with the Jacquets, Gilbert mostly, as well as a few others around the neighborhood.
She's gotten a promotion and learned a few skills. And realized that even though she didn't care about selling flowers, she does like Nature as a hobby.
She doesn't know what the future will bring, but she does know that she's happy with her choices so far.

Will post about the other Bluewater Village families when I can get Origin and my game running so I can play them! So picky and irritating!
Happy Simming all!
Old 16th Feb 2018, 4:21 PM #252
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Since I'm waiting on my computer to cooperate to play BWV, I'll continue with the Strangetown Downtown families.

Worthington III: Frances J. got bored with his private dorm at Uni and River Smith was looking for place so his GF, Erin Welsh, could moved in and attend Uni.
They were pretty great roommates even though, as 3 bolt attraction sims, they spent a lot of time romancing each other!
When he graduated, he left Mallory Schweber, a Romance friend of Ripp Grunts, who's now a Junior, in charge of his dorm. He donated it to La Fiesta Tech with the condition that it continue to bear the Worthington III name.
As a Fortune Sim from a long line of wealthy Sims, he decided Strangetown was too remote, an BWV a little too much of a backwater, so he headed for the fresh, wealthier district Downtown!
He settled into an Apartment in Cornerstone Condos, got a job in his preferred field of Law, and went hunting for a rich wife. He'd heard of a beautiful and wealthy, Fortune sim labeled as The Diva and was determined to meet her!
He started hitting all the hot spots, clubs, and bars in downtown and ended up at a dive that had karaoke and poker tables! Just for fun, he had a fellow hit on the less than pretty bar tender. Drama ensued!
Apparently the poor fellow was romantically involved with the exotic green skinned redhead he'd been playing poker with and she slapped the poor guy silly!
But then the room stood still as someone entered---he looked across the room and was struck by her sheer beauty and poise! It had to be The Diva! But even if it wasn't, he was hooked.
He quickly introduced himself and they spent the rest of the evening and into the wee hours of the morning chatting and flirting! One thing led to another and they had a couple of Dream Dates and fell in love!
He wanted to get engaged, she wanted to get married, so he asked her to move in---she did with $70,000 Simoleons! He hit the jackpot! A beautiful wife he was in love with and she was rich!
They had a Roof Raiser wedding in the apartment, followed by a lavish honeymoon on Twikkii Island! He wants a baby! Baby music on their honeymoon! And it's a beautiful baby girl, Mary Jane!

The 2nd family on my next post.
Old 18th Feb 2018, 11:56 AM #253
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2nd Downtown family:

Couderc: Amin grew up in Strangetown with Nicholas Subject. And he was one of the privileged few NPC Sims who got to go to Uni! (Back when there were only a few kids in town).
He was also one of those that was still undecided on what his Aspiration would be, and finally chose Knowledge. He was all set to spend his life learning about everything, when he met Jennifer Seavey,
a Downtownie with a hat and braided hair that he found irresistible! They went out a lot and had several Dream Dates, and got engaged, but he kept his grades up and graduated with high honors.
After Uni, he moved back to Strangetown with Nicholas into the old Specter Place. It had changed a lot over the years and was full of people now, and a large dog!
A much happier place, but on the wild side, and he wanted a place of his own.
So he moved into a small apartment in Cornerstone Condos and asked Jennifer to move in---she did! They are focusing on their careers , him in Science and her in Law Enforcement, while Jennifer plans their wedding!
He keeps telling her they have plenty of time, what's the rush? But she keeps asking him about flowers and cake. He hopes he's ready when she gets all her plans together.

Game back up and running, so will continue with the other BWV families on next post.
Old 7th Mar 2018, 2:35 AM #254
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Strangetown was my absolute favorite town in Sims 2. I especially liked Nervous Subject, Olive Specter, and the Curious brothers. Nervous was renamed Nicolas Muenda, got impregnated by aliens, married Pascal Curious, and the two of them raised their alien babies together. Vidcund got abducted by aliens, got plastic surgery, married Olive Specter until her death, and then remarried Athena Chien-Li, the daughter of a criminal mastermind couple. Lazlo married Erin Singles. Lola became a pleasure seeker and married Ajay Loner.

"Oh, let me guess. Another box with a crank that I turn and turn and turn until...whoo...a clown pops out. Then you laugh, the kids laugh, the dog laughs, and I die a little more inside."

-Stewie Griffin, Family Guy
Old 10th Mar 2018, 7:40 PM #255
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Wow, so much has happened throughout my game in Strangetown proper as well as Bluewater Village and Downtown! I'll try to summarize!

Grunt: Gen Buzz aged to elder, Tank is Captain Hero, his and Stella's daughter, Terra, aged to child. Princess Crittur was given to Ripp so Buck's wedding to Jill Smith could take place! Then Buck moved to his own place---Jill cried when he left!

Buck Grunt: Moved in with Ripp to get Princess back, then moved to a house next door to his dad's place. House was remodeled, then he called Jill and had her move in.

PT Smith: Jimmy's at Uni, Jemma (pop) next to go, twins, Jordan (Fortune) and Jayden (Family) are teens as is youngest brother Joshua (Knowledge). Bonkers grew up into a black cat. And Jenny aged to elder!

Singles: Chloe's still working on her 20 different woohoos. Now that my computers been updated with more memory, hopefully she can go to community lots again! Recent graduate, Angie Nanale moved in.

Loner: Ajay and Lola see the triplets, Levi(pop), Zoe(Knowledge), and Loni(Pleasure), off to Uni. They welcome Hershey's pup with Bella, Coco, into their home!
Levi and Melody Tinker, brother Loni's teen love, realize they are 3 bolt soulmates at Uni!

Beaker: Erik(Knowledge) goes off to Uni! Loki gets abducted by aliens and baby music! (I read 5 days was safe---guess not!)

Specter: Nicholas Subject and Opal had twin daughters: Olivia and Nicole!

Pascal Curious: Soon to be an elder, Pascal is thrilled with Pisces progress at Uni (he's starting his Junior year), Lilly is progressing in her Science career, and the twins, Phillipe and Lucien, will be teens soon! The got one of d'Artagnan and Skye's puppies, a female Charon.

Vidcund Curious: With his marriage to Dora Ottomas, a remodel of the house. Vidcund reaches the top of the Journalism career and completes his LTW.
He will be an elder soon when his alien twins, Victor(Knowledge) and Vincent(Pop), go to Uni next play!

Lazlo Curious: His alien twins, Lunar(family) and Kitianne(knowledge) are studying hard for Uni. Skye had puppies:a male, Count, which they kept, and Charon going to Pascal per above. Sagan aged to teen and surprised them all when he chose Romance!

Ripp Grunt: Up to 10 on his 20 woohoo LTW!

Goodie/Newson: Bert reached his LTW of Chief of Staff. Faith is close to being Education Minister (her LTW). Gavin and Ginger are Juniors at Uni. Gallagher(Family) and Gabriella(Romance) are pursuing love interests.
Garrett(Pop) and Georgia(Fortune) aged to teen.

Larson: Jason and Kristen(singles) are happy to announce the arrival of Bella and Hershey's puppies: a girl, Coco, going to the Loners, and a boy, Java, that they kept!
Twin daughters, Alvinia(Fortune) and Elisande(Knowledge) are looking forward to Uni when their teen loves, twins, Victor and Vincent enroll!

Traveller: Trent completed his LTW of Space Pirate and Trisha completed hers, World Class Ballet Dancer! Tina's a Junior at Uni and her and Gavin Newson are still very much in Love!

Roseland: Cyd and Jodie(Larson) celebrated daughter, Elissia's child birthday! And Athos and Sheba had 2 puppies, females, Milady and Elodie!

Gieke: Chester and Erin(Beaker/Singles) were proud and sad to see daughter, Sigrid head off to Uni! She's now a Sophomore and wants to get engaged to Jimmy Smith! Suzi and adopted stray, Tucker, have a puppy: Puck!

Cooke: Julien spends most of his time with the pets, Jake and Alegra. Sadie's close to her LTW of Chief Of Staff. The triplets, Sebastien(Pop), Jacquelyne(Family), and Juliette(Knowledge) are studying hard for Uni.
Jacque's teen love, Pisces, is there and so is Sebastien's, Sharla Ottomas! Juliette is dating Tommy Ottomas.

Johnny Smith: Johnny and Ophelia both maxed their careers. He reached his LTW of Becoming a General and they'll need the pay raise with 6 children! Oldest son, Creon, will be a teen in 3 days. Twins, Petey and Parker, just aged to children. Twins, Wyatt and Willow, are still toddlers. And daughter, Jennica, aged to toddler! They adopted one of Duchess and Leroy's pups, Lady!

That's all the updates for Strangetown proper!
Old 10th Mar 2018, 8:27 PM #256
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Strangetown's Bluewater Village families:

Ramaswami: Ajay and Priya both max their careers and complete their LTWs! Jaya will be a teen in 3 days! Dog, Nikko, has made friends with the Jacquets, Bette, in hope of puppies soon!

Picaso: Matthew is an Astronaut, twins, Wyatt and Abigail, age to teen in 2 days, and Jessica got both her big wishes! A kitten, Miss Kitty, and another baby! Twins again! Welcome to Zachary and Chelsea!

River and Erin Smith: Twins, Rhiannon and Ethan, age to toddler! Duchess Crittur and Leroy have 3 puppies: Duke (to Chloe Singles), Lady (to Johnny Smith), and Lassie, whom they kept!
While the twins were still infants, both River and Erin popped a wish for another baby! So they are expecting again!

Ottomas: Peter ages to elder (before his new step-father Vidcund!) Samantha will age to elder on next play, David's progressing in his music career, Sharla's a Sophomore at Uni. Tommy (knowledge) is enjoying his teen years dating Juliette Cooke, but he goes to Uni soon. Michael(Romance) and Doralyn(Fortune) aged to teen. Doralyn has 1 bolt with Garrett Newson, and they had a Dream Date! Michael met Gabriella and they have 3 bolts being mutual Romance sims! Patrick aged to child and as the youngest has been spoiled rotten. (He only has one nice point!) Ginger, Tommy's cat, has had her beautiful orange tabby color restored!

Landgraab IV: The twins, Mallory and Claire, age to teen! As Malcolm's daughters, they both choose Fortune, but Claire likes Science, like her Mom. Olive is close to maxing the Science career. The twins get accepted into private School! They only have a few friends and most of them are still children, so no love interests yet.

Delarosa: Florence's cat, Cymmi, got a career in Showbiz. David Ottomas' fiancée, Brooke Smith, is living here until the wedding. (She's planning it but David's happy being engaged!) Brooke finally got a job in her LTW field of Journalism.
Waylon Menon moved in! He wants to get married but Florence is focusing on skills for her medical career at the moment.

Ramirez: Checo's permaplat from reaching his LTW of Earning $100,000 when he sold the furniture store so he's focusing on his Architecture career while Lisa focuses on becoming Chief of Staff.
Tessa (Fortune) aged to teen and since she loves music and dance, she's hoping to Become a World Class Ballet Dancer, her LTW.
Cat, Rusty, had his orange colors restored and the plan is to have kittens with Ginger, if the families ever meet! Tessa likes red hair and has 1 bolt with Joshua Smith and 2 bolts with Garrett Newson, a popular teen right now!

Tinker: Stephen got a job in the Gamer career and Wanda in Culinary, they both have the same LTW--Golden Anniversary. Their pet, Oscar, is a beautiful fluffy gray large dog. Can't wait for his puppies in the future!
Melody is in her Freshman year at Uni with a 3 bolt love for Levi Loner! When Melody left for Uni, Wanda popped a wish for a baby! Welcome, a son, Damion! As soon as he was born, Wanda popped a wish for another baby!
With only 6 days to elder, she was just in time for baby music! Stephen is still in shock!

Jacquet: Denise reached her LTW of Earning $100,000 when she sold the bakery. She's got a career in Culinary. Gilbert changed his lifestyle and became a Family sim, married Erin (Jung) and adopted a dog, Bette.
He wanted a baby and they just had triplets! 2 girls, Nicolette and Suzette, and a boy, Bastian! All named after deceased relatives. All the babies have blonde eyebrows and it turns out that both Gilbert and Erin are actually natural blondes! Their original hair color will be restored next play!

That's it for BWV!
Old 12th Mar 2018, 5:59 AM #257
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Strangetown downtown families:
(living in the same apartment building)

Worthington III: Frances J is close to becoming the Law, and reaching his LTW. Marion was fired as a Professional Party Guest and is on the lookout for another lucrative career! Their daughter, Mary Jane, aged to child!

Couderc: Amin and Jennifer (the Downtownie with the hat and braids) adopted a kitten and named him Galileo. And they had their baby! A son, Seavey.

Strangetown is growing fast! There are 18 households in Strangetown proper, 9 households in Bluewater Village, and 2 apartments downtown for a total of 29 families!
There are 12 students at Uni, from Freshman to Juniors. 1 student in the Uni bin. 19 teenagers, 12 children, 4 toddlers, 12 infants, and 3 couples expecting!
For pets we have: 20 small dogs and puppies, 13 large dogs and puppies, with one expecting, and 6 cats and kittens!
And that's if I read all my notes right!
Even if I missed a few, this is probably the farthest I've gotten with the Strangetown and bin pre-mades and definitely the most pets I have ever played! (I think I would go insane without boolprop and the Uni 24 hour semester mod!)
Old 12th Mar 2018, 1:34 PM #258
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I haven't played Strangetown much -- just a single rotation. And my loose rotations are typically only 1 to 2 days, so really not much has happened. Pascal Curious gave birth to a little alien boy called Titus. And, as he was giving birth, Vidcund got returned from his abduction -- pregnant. Nervous Subject and the Beakers actually got on quite well together, but, when it came to bedtime, Nervous still chose to go down to his dungeon bedroom; I suppose that's what he's used to. Tank Grunt is confused -- he wants to please his dad, but he's not sure the military path is really what he wants for his life. He is actually quite close to Ripp, and rather admires Ripp's more laid back attitude to life. And poor Buzz! His world is falling apart. If even Tank won't respect rank and obey orders! There are aliens everywhere, there's that old witch living up on the hill with a garden full of buried bodies. There's one, . . . no two, families of deranged scientists, . . . and no one in authority gives a cuss. The police just drive through on the highway -- they never stop to help. Things were so much better when the military ran the place. (Strangetown used to be a big military base but defence cutbacks led to its closure. So Buzz, a general without an army, is left alone [Tank, it seems, can't be depended on] to try to keep order in a place that's falling apart.)

One incident from my brief sojourn in Strangetown (I will go back!) sticks in mind. Ripp had taken Buck to the big swimming pool. (With its huge male toilet block without doors, this is obviously an ex-military facility, now made available to the general public.) Buck went swimming. Ripp, who is gay, wandered around looking for boys he might chat up. In the background an altercation was developing. Nervous Subject was there, and for some reason was getting mad at an inoffensive townie called Joe Todd. (I have Tarlia's Strangetown, so I don't have the Maxis Strangetown townies. Instead I made my own -- 46 of them in total if I remember rightly.) Joe kept trying to get away, but Nervous had his blood up and just kept coming at him. Obviously little Buck couldn't be expected to do anything about it. But Ripp? Well, laid back Ripp decided it had nothing to do with him, and went into one of the kiosks to try to chat up the cashier, leaving Nervous and Joe to sort things out themselves.

It's a few years ago, but I still think about it. Like, I think many players, I tend to side with Ripp and Buck against a father who just seems unreasonable. But, had it been Buzz, or maybe even Tank, rather than Ripp, who had been there, I can't help feeling that the outcome might have been different. I'm pretty sure that Buzz would have felt that it was his duty to intervene. Like most people I have a lot of sympathy with Nervous, and appreciate that his personality has been really broken by the treatment he has received throughout his life, but on this occasion it seems clear to me that Joe Todd was the completely innocent party, who needed to be protected. I think Buzz would have first tried speaking to Nervous, and if that didn't work, he'd have intervened more robustly. And, I have to say I think he'd have been right to do so. I'm sure Joe Todd would have been very grateful.

I also wonder what I might have done myself on such a situation. I fear I haven't got Buzz's courage to intervene myself; I'd probably take an easier way out and 'phone the police. So here I am attributing a really positive quality, courage, to a Sim that nobody really likes, and saying that, in some respects, he's a better person than I am. Like ourselves, Sims are complex characters who live in a complex world.

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Old 1st Apr 2018, 5:00 PM #259

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i made the father of pascals alien baby pt9 smith instead of the standard pollination technician

I May Be Life Dumb But I'm Sim Smart(mostly).
cats are better than humans and shall takeover earth in a couple of centuries after they evolve.
Old 5th Apr 2018, 11:07 AM #260
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What I did was download the 'Functional Warrior Sword' and make Olive kill her enemies. At the same time I was making more generations so Olive could never run out of sims to kill! (oh yeah! I also made Olive keep drinking the elixir of life so she could stay young)

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