All I can say is this family keeps ones eyes glued on the screen, not wanting to pause to take pictures and the like. There seems to be lots of churning emotions going on all the time, and oh my goodness! Everyone is so needy.
The toddler Donny like everyone here is so in need of fun. Being that there are no toys on this lot, where Cisco got the toy pony is beyond me. Naturally his mean streak surfaced and he pretended to give it to Donny, only to natch it away from him at the last moment, dashing the baby's hopes. Then, he stood and laughed without mercy.
Donny tearfully turns toward the night time fireflies for entertainment. I didn't know babies would try to catch those. Even after all these years, I still see something new in this game.
The family managed to scrape enough money together to buy tents to sleep in, all the while gaining nature enthusiasm. The young lady Great is chatting with is one of the neighbors who stopped by and to the looks of it, has over stayed her welcome. It is getting late, and Great needs to get some rest himself. Taking care of all those kids can't be easy.
Putting off spending money until the last minute, Great finally invests in a toilet the second day. It was installed in back of the house, where a person could do their business in semi privacy.
Look there she is again. The neighbor. (ASimWen can't remember her name). Barry seems to be making friends with her. Taking no interest, Great is striding into the house as if he were on a mission. Cisco and Penny managed to exchange decent words so there was no fight started....and Ivy is teaching Donny nursery rhymes, keeping his mind off fussing. And he is building friendship with his sister as well.
ACK!!! What is going on here?? Ivy is poking Alexandria in the middle of the chest...and Cisco is taking pleasure in the attack.
Now it is Alexandra and Penny, while Cisco and Ivy cheer them on.
And on. Yes, there are no tents in the picture, we are out of chronological order. Eh. Isn't this a desolate place?
Great managed to feed his kids with jello. He would put out plates and plates of it, as he did not trust himself to cook.
He would try to make money buy digging for treasure, and alas it always seemed to elude him. He did invest in a bookshelf and a sofa so his children could read comfortably.
He snagged a job in the adventure field, and even got a promotion. But it seemed as soon as he would bring in a little money, it was spent right away on something the family had dire need of. And, it was spent on a nanny.
Donny, grown by the time this picture was taken, seemed to like her. Needless to say Donny only learned one of his childhood skills, and that was to go potty. If there is time to only learn one in ASimWen's game, that is the one that is taught. Alexandra would sit camly and do her homework if she wasn't too grouchy. Speaking of homework....
It was tough getting the kids to settle down and do it. Not wanting any of his children to fail, Great spent some precious funds on a neat row of pink flamingos for them to kick around when they got home from school, immediately bringing up their fun levels. Heck, they didn't even like each other enough to play red hands together.
Yes, they did not like each other, not one bit.
In fact they disliked each other so much, they began wishing each other dead.
Occasionally neighborhood children would accompany the Warrior children home on the school bus. For some reason, friendship never seemed to develop.
Mamma eventually began to visit her family. The neighborhood children seemed to "hang around" forever. Erm.
It appeared that Mamma wished her family dead as well.
Agony. Poor Ivy is frightened by Mamma over a crying Donny. As you can see, Barry is making use of a shower that was installed at the back of the house along side the toilet.
Great checked the paper every day for a job in Slacker, but there were never openings. So he switched jobs here and there, to get a few bucks of bonus money at the lower levels. And he dug the ground every day. No nice treasure bonus.
Donny was drawn to the Leader of the Pack, and pet him every chance he could. Sorta hoping for a werewolf interaction here when Donny grows up. The wolf cames around often because of all the activity on the lot, what with everyone outside almost all the time and all.
Speaking of being outside so much, although there were no pictures taken of it because ASimWen was busy keeping everyone alive, the winter turned out to be quite mild. The Warriors managed to get by with nothing but a hot chocolate machine in the house to warm up with. This forced everyone to stand around and make awkward conversation while sipping as there really was no room in the house to get into a fist fight. Relationship points actually began to rise.
At one point one of the Warrior children did keel over frozen, then someone whipped out a hairdryer and thawed him/her out, without interaction from ASimWen. I have to say, that actual play occured a couple of weeks ago, and I am struggling to remember who/what/when without pictures to point the way to jog my memory.
Cisco actually received a warning about being a bad boy.
He was the first one of the Warrior children to age to teen. Yes, the childhood of the Warrior children was whirlwind. Note all the homework laying around in the yard.
This is the end of chapter one. Chapter two will center on the dreaded teen years.
Thanks for reading!
Sunday, October 4, 2015
This family is loosely based on the Warrior Family made by my good friend in the UK, Shona. *Heidi-Ho Shona!* I had asked Shona for a copy of her Warrior family which I had the pleasure of playing several years ago. In my hurry to begin playing before she had a chance to send me the family, I made my own and began playing. In the meantime, Shona did send me the original Warrior family, which I will play at some point in the Challenging Families arc.
The rules for playing this family:
1. 1 item may be sold off this lot for money
2. If you wish to sell more than one thing off the lot, then you forfeit the right to move anyone in.
3. If you move anyone in, you may do so only then the father ages to elder, or when the toddler ages to teen in platinum aspiration.
4. You may not tear the house down. When adding on to it, you must stay with the story book theme.
5. No tweaking ages of Sims. No aging up early, ect.
6. Play ends when the kids are all grown to adult in at least gold aspiration, and all have significant others to move out to.
7. There are things built into this play to make it a little harder...to make it easier in some ways...depends on which way you go with it...and then there is the thing that can cause accidental... *cough*...visit from Grim....
8. Kudos if nobody dies, but give yourself 50 points if they do, and 100 points if it is accidental. :)
9. There is one Sim in this bunch who sways to the same sex. Guess who it is without using the "Scope Room" interaction, and you can count yourself a real Sim behavioral expert!
Anyway this family starts out with $,1000 cash, then there are things left laying around on the lot that could be a help in the future.....or can be sold off. Let me introduce each member of this family to you.
First there is The Dad. His name is Great. Great Warrior.
Yes, he is a real winner. As in many Sim stories, he is a recent widower. He lost his wife by way of Rodney's Death Creator. Heh. At any rate, here is a little about Great.
He is a Pleasure Sim, and wishes to buy a bath tub, meet somone new, get a job in the Criminal field, and buy a toilet. Yes, there is no toilet in this lot. However that looks to be the only thing he will get any time soon. His LTW is to be a Professional Party Guest. Maybe. How does he feel about his children?
He likes 'em okay. Except for that one....Alexandra. Dang...-44 on the daily?
Next is the baby, Donny. Hmmm...was I thinking about the Osmonds when I named this kid? Heh.
He really is a cute kid.
Opening the lot, he wants what all toddlers want, to learn stuff, get attention from dad and toys. Not unusual.
How does he feel about his family? Well, he doesn't like Ivy, Cisco or Alexandra much. And Barry isn't too far behind. Dad and Penny rate right up there with at least 38 points on the daily.
Next is Alexandra, everyone's favorite.
By the looks of the minus signs above Cisco's head there in the background, a fight has just finished. Yes, these two are going at it when the lot opens. My oh my. Alexandra looses, and that sets the tone for these two their whole childhood.
This girl wants to make lots of friends. Good luck with that.
No surprises here. She even has negative feelings toward Donny.
Next is Barry.
Upon opening the lot, he is playing Red Hands with Great. He and dad make alot of headway in the friendship realm.
He wants skills and books and stuff when opening the lot. Sweet kid.
H tries to like everybody...although there is some negativity going on there. Nice relationship with Great.
Next: HiYa, Cisco. Hey do you watch the TV show The Flash? I do. Love my man, Cisco.
Hey man, love your hat.
You may be a tuff guy, but you are a marshmallow at heart. You want is friends and toys.
Naturally we see that he has high negativity toward Alexandra. Doesn't like his dad much either, or any of his sibs except Donny.
Next up: Ivy. And I don't know why I chose that name. It is so over used in the Sim world.
Um, this picture was taken later in play than the rest. In the background there you see the starter house, and that is really all the bigger it is. The family slept in tents. Ivy is growing faster than Great can keep her in clothes. She is wearing a shirt from second grade.
Friends, toys. of course. I am sorta getting a feeling about what is missing on this lot.
Likes Penny ok...and the baby Donny. The rest...nope.
Last but not least, is Penny. Sweet sweet Penny......
Ah, she wants something different than the others. Yes yes she wants friends, but she also wants a pet and good grades. Awwww. I am liking this girl already.
She is another one who is not a fan of Alexandra.
Her tender heart was bruised watching Cisco and Alexandra fight. Either that, or she is upset about her mom becoming a victim of the Death Creator.
Yes, everyone was sad when Mamma passed on. Thank you Rodneys Death Creator. Her grave resides on the back of the lot.
There she is. Ready to haunt.
And this is where this chapter ends, everyone is introduced and ready to play~!