6.6 – the little sister of the beast

Hello, hi and I have no excuse for my 3 month absence, but summer. We’ve been teaching our lazy baby to become a toddler, i.e actually toddle. He now does, but it took all summer, and one day short of 19 months old he walked across the room for the first time. *beaming* And I thought sim toddlers were cute when they learned to walk..

On that note, he’s sort of potty trained as well. He’s a bonafide baby genius.

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Here’s baby Gorkij, fourth son of Faun and Basil Cuckoo.

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He’s no genius, but he’s objectively adorable and he wears an exploding hot dog. Therefore, your argument is invalid.

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Griffin likes to read. I like Griffin.

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Gillis likes to make the bed. Not only his own bed but also his parents’ bed. I’m going to assume he has something to hide.

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“I just like beds that are really flat, is all”.

You do you.

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Look who’s knocked up again, and this time it better be a lass.

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I sent Gillis to the beach with Gorkij for no reason except they needed some air.

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LOL, stupid house looks stupid.

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That house, however, I’m proud of 4 real. It may be a box but it’s a swanky box.

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Enter stand around mode.

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*hums The Cure*

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Standing on the beach
With a gun in my hand
Staring at the sea
Staring at the sand

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They went home again.

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Basil at a party. That’s my boy.

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Not sure why this particular bathroom attracts all the virtuosos in the family. Virtuosi? Sounds a bit pretentious doesn’t it? I’ll stick with virtuosos.

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“Now say MAMA!”

“Woof woof!”

Story of my life. Kidding, his first word was mama. Second papa. Third woof woof.

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I think we’re in the consignment shop. Griffin is reading, alone.

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He’ll be a great tortured artist/poet/whatever one day.

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Basil throwing a ball around.

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This is cute, until you catch your death.

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Note how he has no coat on.

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Here comes the wildlife.

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*gracefully being a deer*

Of course, ten minutes later Basil throws a wish to “watch a deer”. Buddy, you had your chance, I’m so not locking that one in.

Screenshot-445WOW. That’s Florence. Remember her?

Faun’s oldest sister. Yes, that’s her.

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Yikes. I think it’s safe to say she peaked a while ago.

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Very Peggy Bundy. Worse, actually. I didn’t expect that.

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Gillis is such a sweetheart. Why are the sweethearts so boring?

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Night, night Griffin!

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Gorkij is down as well.

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Gulliver, really?

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Goodnight Basil.

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Oh Gillis, won’t you please go to bed.

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It’s late. Don’t fail me now.

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creak creak

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Finally Gulliver opts for a nap.

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I guess he doesn’t feel like going to school today.

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Faun is busy with her youngest.

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“School is for llamas.”

Actually, it’s more for human children. Not to be nitpicky.

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“That’s OK.”

What is.

“You’re nitpicky, but that’s OK”.

Oh, thanks.

“No problemo”.

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Haha, Chaplin is aggressive. I never tire of aggressive sim dogs.

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“No fair!”

Nope, but funny.

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Griffin having a good time with random octogenarian.

“He’s a relative!”

Yeah well, 65 % of the town are Cuckoo relatives.  I can’t keep track.

Screenshot-478Griffin and Gorkij, totally cheating with the peek-a-boo.

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It’s cute, OK. I deserve cute shots.

Screenshot-480Some party or other. They made food for their guests, bless them.

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Not sure what this is about, but hi.

Screenshot-482Gulliver is a pro at getting strangers to read him a bedtime story.

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“She’s my cousin!”

Doesn’t matter, it’s your first meeting.

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Still gets a kiss, aaaw.

Screenshot-487Probably Fiona’s daughter, she looks just like her. Or like Etta.

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Oh I know why I took this shot.

Screenshot-489Because THIS.

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So infuriating!

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It’s another cakeless birthday in the Cuckoo household!

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This time, it’s Gulliver’s turn.

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At some point I’m going to have to count how many cakings we had vs oups I forgot.

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Anyway, he’s a Faun clone so obviously he’s gorgeous. I don’t remember his new trait. I thought I took a screenshot but apparently not.

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He may keep the mohawk. Gorgeous people can get away with a mohawk.

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I think that’s Chaplin.

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Poor, sweet, dumb, angry dog that only Basil cared for. 😦

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Note: this is NOT what teenage boys look like IRL.

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Like, at all.

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Damn. I’m ever so sorry you’re a clone, honey.

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“Me tooooo!”

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Not sure who else would look stunning in a lilac turtleneck. That’s a feat in itself.

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Aliens, le sigh.

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Basil was abducted…

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But with Faun already pregnant, he didn’t get inseminated. Whew. I hate aliens.

Screenshot-507Crying over the dog she hardly ever talked to. Classic.

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“I feel like I could have been so much better to him!”

That’s not a feeling, that’s a fact. Know the difference.

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“I guess all the hormones are making me emotional.”

That’s the guilt talking, Faun, not your hormones.

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“You tell her, Watcher!”

Uh, I don’t remember you being particularly great at caring for the family cats either, Banjo.

“I’m dead, you can’t guilt trip me!”

Actually, guilt is a very valid reason for spirits to hang around. That, and revenge. So what’s yours?

“I’m only here for the free food.”

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My son has that exact IKEA stacking tower.

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A French modder made it. Bless the global market.

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HERE COMES THE BABY!

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*dog shame*

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*unfathomable pressure*

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PAIN

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PRESSURE

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Baby!

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And ANOTHER baby!

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LOL, both hydrophobic. And both insane. Isn’t that swell.

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Gillis and Gulliver, AKA Dazed & Confused. (Why didn’t I think of that before?)

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Not to toot my own ISBI horn, but I have some fine looking sims.

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And I don’t mean you in particular, Gillis. But you’ll do.

“Thanks, that’s comforting.”

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The shame. The guilt. The big gaping hole in a simulated heart.

Screenshot-533Griffin doesn’t care, Griffin is king!

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“Shame is for the plebs!”

A fine motto for a 7 year old autocrat.

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Goodnight, Nero.

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Talulah: “You guys are aware I’m still here, right? Old but you know, alive?”

Nope, nobody is aware. Keep doing your dog thing in the background.

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Faun was asked out on a date and said yes, because the old girl could need a drink after a twin birth in the living room.

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“So, as I was nursing Gilda, I squirted milk right in Gisele’s eye. Hilarious! You should have seen it!”

“Um, care to dance?”

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“Amazing how I can even stand in a pair of heels, much less take a wide step!”

“Oh, uh, OK. Maybe the next dance is a slow one.”

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“No buddy, I’m on fire! Watch out for this cha-cha-ing mama!”

Guy: *follows in terrified silence*

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We end with Gillis staring wistfully at the moon.

And that’s a wrap.


-10 for fails

+10 for twin birth

so still -145 

So in May I rambled about moving the Cuckoos to a new world, which has happened, but there will be another chapter or so of old screenshots. Stay tuned, as they say.

Update

I haven’t forgotten about my cuckoos, but my current blogging situation is a bit complicated. The Glendalough save has become bloated and crash prone so a move is necessary —and at the same time I just bought a new computer that finally can handle all EPs, so witches and scuba diving here I come! I moved the family to various worlds already just to try, but I wasn’t completely satisfied with any of them, so I’m on the fence about my next step. My screenshots are also completely jumbled and confusing because of various crashes, where a lot of events didn’t really occur in the save but did occur in shots, so there’s that as well. And on top of everything else I’m itching to play a save with control over my sims, especially with all the new shiny that I haven’t been able to play until now. But I will have to use another save for that. Anyway, to be continued!

Ps: like a complete noob I lost all my cc when I moved to a new computer, I kind of like a fresh start also, but the Cuckoo house looks weird now.

6.5 – Rock-a-bye Bowl

Hi again! Last time, Gillis and Gulliver aged up to teen and child respectively. Other than that, there were fails everywhere. Let’s see what the Cuckoos are up to now. Grieving, apparently:

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Basil: *bawl*

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Basil: “She was such a good chameleon!”

Etta: “I have no idea how a bad chameleon is, but I agree!”

Screenshot-470Banjo: “Something smells in here.”

Basil: “Move away from that terrarium or I’ll give you an F!”

(he’s a teacher)

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Banjo: *mock cries* “Oh no, the reptile in captivity died! I feel emotions!”

Basil: “One more time and I’ll use your urn as a flower pot!”

Screenshot-474Banjo: “My great grand-daughter is actually starving so she can mourn over a reptile. That’s crazy.”

You just got here?

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You know what’s better than random? Old Testament random.

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Gillis: “I’m filthy, I should knock the dirt out of my clothes.”

Gulliver: “Not sure if will work.”

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Gulliver: “Maybe if you let the school bus drag you through a few puddles.”

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Gillis: “What an excellent idea! Thank you, little brother.”

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Banjo: “I’mma throw this reptile out now.”

Talulah or Chaplin: “But we haven’t had a ceremony yet!”

Banjo: “Ok, dog, the reptile led a very unsatisfying life in a glass cage, he/she is now released of his/her burdens, may he/she become good potting soil. Are you happy?”

Talulah or Chaplin: “We should buy a wreath.”

Banjo: “I’ll pretend I didn’t hear that.”

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8 AM, Etta decides it’s time for bed.

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10 AM, she finally crawls into it.

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10.15 AM, she rises for work.

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Etta: “WHY DID YOU WAKE ME!?”

I didn’t, you set the alarm yourself.

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Basil ffs!

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Etta ffs!

-5

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Faun ffs!

-5

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GULLIVER! I believed in you!

(totally didn’t)

-5

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Gulliver: “Do you think the man in the moon gets sick often because it’s so cold in space?”

Gillis: “Probably! You’re so smart, Gulliver, I would never have thought of that!”

Screenshot-496Random shots of school chums.

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Purdy. Also a relative, if I’m not mistaken.

Screenshot-499Artemis Chun, not a relative. Also purdy.

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Griffin is cute.

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Yep, you’re cute.

“Oh stahp!”

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“I was going to do something in here, I wonder what is was..”

May I suggest SLEEP?

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Aw look at that cute little face. *pinches screen*

Faun: “I feel mildly offended.”

I didn’t mean YOU!

Faun: “Still mildly offended.”

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(mel.: Row your boat)

Brush brush brush your dog gently down the back, furrily furrily furrily furrily have a sneeze attack

Screenshot-506Faun: “Since I’m knocked up ALL THE TIME and fed up with born out of wedlock shaming, and also my mum wants to see me married, whaddya say?”

Basil: “YESSSSSSSS!”

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Faun: “Wanna get it over with right away?”

Basil: “May I sleep after?”

Faun: “You may.”

Basil: “Then HECK YES.”

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*WHAM, 5000 lifetime happiness points for seeing Faun married*

15 seconds later: “I need to use the bathroom. Stop with the sparkles.”

😦

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“Dude, for serious. I have to powder my nose like right NOW.”

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“MY BACK TEETH ARE SWIMMING!”

Alas, they will swim no more.

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“Why is everybody staring at me?”

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“We all need to go sometimes. ”

So true. 😦

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“Moove! I swear I’ll pee myself.”

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Famous last words. Unfortunately Grim route failed so we didn’t get to see how Etta handled that she was about to “go”, not just to the bathroom but to the hereafter.

I guess she just refused?

Screenshot-149Faun: “Which one are you again, Talulah or Chaplin?”

Talulah or Chaplin: 😦

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Talulah or Chaplin: “Miniscule human, you will grow up to care for me, will you not?”

Griffin: “Daah?”

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Chaplin or Talulah: “I DESPERATELY NEED A HUMAN FRIEND!”

Griffin: “Wah wah wah!”

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Gulliver makes his homework occasionally, ta-daaa:

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+5

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Well done for… feeding yourself, Basil! You’re not starving to death yaay!

Actually he was promoted. For what, nobody knows. The shortage of teachers these days awful.

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He can be bribed with fruit. Say no more.

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Gillis: “Baseball cap doesn’t go with tux.”

Gulliver: “Talk to the hand cause the bow-tie ain’t listening!”

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You ate rotten food AGAIN? Can you just not?

“But it was good for 3/4 of the plate and then I just thought what the heck, live a little!”

-5

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Who will I have to kill to get at least one girl in generation 7? Asking for a friend.

Screenshot-155Random party. At least someone brought food. (hint: it wasn’t the Cuckoos)

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Basil is middle aged.

Basil: “I’m pretty sure this isn’t my birthday party.”

Be thankful for what you get. I.e mac&cheese of normal quality.

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Basil: “Now I will rock the mac&cheese to sleep.”

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Well I’m awfully glad “shove your infant through the floor boards while you put the bowl to bed” isn’t a fail category of its own. ZERO FAILS WERE HAD.

And yet…

Screenshot-161Oups, another bathroom birthday party!

“Thanks for paying attention, WATCHER!”

Sorry, I feel bad. LOL JK.
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I gave her a more mature look.

Faun: “I don’t want to look MATURE!”

Sorry, now you do. Moving on.

Faun: *midlife crisus*

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Faun: “Good God, I have FOUR KIDS and TWO DOGS, when did THAT happen?”

Like most things, little by little. They are cute kids and dogs though.

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Faun: “And Basil, he’s kind of a tool isn’t he?”

Is that a trick question?

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Hes a loser and he really likes dogs, other than that he’s kind of sweet?

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Just look at that sweet bed time story reading dog-loving tool! ❤

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Drusilla: “I’d rather not.”

Nobody asked you. Literally zero human beings, cats, or dogs.

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Gulliver proves he’s a child and not a homework doing droid.

Screenshot-349Sometimes I’m like I’ve had it with gnomes and then I’m like nah, they can stay.

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“I’m a genius, what am I even doing in this house?”

Really really bad judgment also makes you an idiot. Even if you have an IQ of 140. Which makes the rest of us snicker.

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I gave Gulliver a free baking action because cupcakes taste nice.

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Kid really loves his homework.

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Not sure if Faun is more beautiful or more scary, sometimes.

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She’s fighting hard for Griffin. Spoiler: it’s useless to struggle.

Screenshot-360Right, there’s a fourth baby. Don’t look so surprised, Basil!

“Actually I had completely forgotten about him. Her. Him?”

GORKIJ!

“Her. Him? Him?”

Yes, it’s a boy, now pick him up.

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Gillis, where are you and what the fuck are you doing?

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He took a cab to a random house (not a s schoolmate’s), where no one was home, sat down in the snow and did his homework. Okay.

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All that skilling and still she didn’t manage to help him master all three. For shame.

-5

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Too late now, spiffin Griffin will be a school boy in seconds.

Screenshot-366Jump for joy!

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We didn’t get to choose this time EITHER so he’s still not insane.

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Loner & friendly cracks me up. He likes the colour of the sky and the ocean, fish & chips with lots of malt vinegar and strumming gently on a guitar.

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“I scream you scream we all scream for malt vinegar!”

*nods*

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Gorkij: *forever alone*

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I repeat. 😦

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Spoiler: this one will be taught to walk. Eventually.

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I painted your new room blue. So how do you like it, Griffin?

“All these ginkgo leaves are giving me a massive headache.”

Well, tough titties.

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“Why can’t I just keep the pink room grandma had? It was nice.”

Because blue is your favourite colour; why must you nag me so, ungrateful child?

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TIC-TOC

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“I see you moved the book case to my room. This pleases me.”

Finally something you approve of, I’m so glad. -__-

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I haven’t seen Gulliver all day but apparently he’s visiting a schoolmate and now it’s 11 pm and he wants to hear a bed time story.

Screenshot-380Schoolmate’s mum has no objections, like for instance “it’s 11 pm and aren’t your parents worried and I’m sorry but we don’t have a spare toothbrush”?

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Schoolmate’s mum: “Llamas in pyjamas or Dr Snooze?”

Gulliver: “Llamas in pyjamas!”

Screenshot-391*does a one hour pantomime of llamas in pyjamas*

Screenshot-390“That was fun. Now where do they keep their food?”

In their fridge that is theirs. Now hop on your bike home.

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She even made salad for him. :´)

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Gillis: *existential angst*

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30 seconds later: “Never mind.”

Gotta love an idiot. Too dumb to dwell.

Screenshot-387Griffin had the same idea as Gulliver, but in his own bed because he’s a normal kid.

“My mum smells so nice.” 🙂

I’m sure she does.

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“And she’s so pretty.” 🙂

Can’t argue with you there.

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“I love my mum.” 🙂

And I’m sure she loves you too. Now sleep.

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING UP!?

“I was hungry.”

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Meanwhile, at the other side of town: “Oh well, it was sweet while it lasted.”

To have a complete stranger read to you? That might hurt your parents’ feelings.

Screenshot-400Moon over Glendalough.

Screenshot-398“They see me rollin’, they hatin’.”

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I don’t even remember where you were all night.

*scrolls up* In a snow drift doing your homework, outside a complete stranger’s house, while they were away. And now space ship sparkles. Okay.

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I’m going to assume desperately hope this is another day.

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Love this kid. He’s like Blake II. Nobody remembers Blake, which is just as well, but he was a good kid.

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LOL, dog is aggressive. Dog tackles Griffin. Griffin takes it in stride though.

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I love aggressive dogs. They scare off Grim! Good angry dog.


Etta died without fulfilling her LTW or maxing her career. She was a fun heir to play but honestly I was quite ready to move on with the legacy before I’m 100 myself.

fails: -30

wins: +5 (honor roll for Gulliver, the little nerd)

-145

 

 

 

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award

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I was kindly awarded the sunshine blogger award again, x5 at this point, and although I’m not in a good position to pass it on, since I’m so frightfully behind after over a year away from the Sims community, I’m still going to answer the questions because 1) someone took the time to write them and 2) I haven’t done a Q&A since 2016.

With no further ado:

I got it from my mama Deonree of Sensationaltragedy and Jowita of never do it again. The Unique Blogger Award and the Versatile Blogger Award was also handed to me during my absence, by AJ of The Mayfields. I honestly feel that we could all stick to the same award over and over since it’s all about giving credit. Thank you all for these!

Jowita’s questions:

  1. Who of your Sims has the best style? Dart, short for Dartagnan, gen 4. Etta too.
  2. Can you name your top 5 favorite Sims in your legacy/stories? Cora & Damon from my Corona random legacy will always be close to my heart, since the Coronas was my first attempt at writing a Sim story. My favourite Cuckoos are Alvine, Dart and Etta.
  3. Can you name your favorite couple in your legacy/stories? Still Damon & Asiaq Corona.. sigh. Asiaq is also the prettiest sim I ever made, IMHO. My favourite Cuckoo couple is probably Alvine & Luther, although it was very short lived they were pretty damn funny to write. Dart & Siana for perfection, I guess.
  4. Do you get attached to your Sims or play without deep thinking? I get attached to some of them. I’m not overly attached to generation 6 or generation 3, although generation 3 was hilariously full of fails. I was very attached to Dart & Alvine.
  5. Favorite name used on your Sims? Probably Dart/Dartagnan.
  6. Your most unique Sim? Gotta be Alvine.
  7. Your hottest Sim? I’d say Faun or Emanuel, they look pretty much the same.
  8. The sim most sentimental to you? Why? If you don’t get attached to your Sims, just don’t answer. Cora Corona, again, since she was the very first sim I ever wrote a story about. I still use her as my avatar at MTS, although I abandoned the legacy four years ago.
  9. Have you any funny moments in your gameplay/stories you would want to reminisce? When half of the town died in a meteor strike on the stairs after graduation, in a save I have no screenshots of unfortunately. I don’t even remember the family name, which is a shame, it was my first attempt at a legacy, I think I made it to generation 5 before the save was full of cats and died of error code 12. In the Cuckoo save I laughed so hard/screamed in panic when Alvine died at work because she didn’t bring her fire truck (or work clothes) to a big fire.
  10. How would you describe your style? My blogging style or my appearance? My appearance can be described as mum bun, lol. Crazy 50’s skirts, cardigans & sneakers. My blogging style, well you tell me!
  11. Country or city? Tough one. Either or, at least, not small town. I grew up in a small town and I’d rather not live in one again. I live in a city but I long for the country.

 

HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH YET? NO?

Deonree’s questions:

  1. Where do these awards come from? Who created these awards and distributed them out to the blogging community? I have no idea.
  2. Where any of your characters inspired by anyone in your life? Alvine! Kidding.
  3. When you’re blogging do you have “brain food” to help you along the journey that is putting fingers to keys? Not sure what you’re after. Like, inspiration? No, not really, I try to take good pictures and I go from there. The pictures are really important to me. I just try to be mildly entertaining.
  4. On average how long does it take to make just one chapter/post for your blog? A few hours, I don’t know exactly, maybe two or three. Picture editing is a big part of that.
  5. Who or what gave you the idea to start blogging whether it is on WordPress originally or not? I started reading sim legacies at some point and I thought it looked fun and like it wouldn’t take too much effort or time. I was so wrong! Writing actual sim stories with a plot and engaging characters take forever, that’s why I abandoned mine and went for an ISBI instead.
  6. If English is not your first language, do you write in your native tongue first and then translate or do you write in English first?/ If English is your first language what language do you wish you could read/write? English isn’t my first language and I write in English without translating first.
  7. This one is actually for me, but what kind of computer do you use/ what settings do you have your game set on? A beat up Lenovo thinkpad from 2011. It can’t handle all the expansions so I’ve rationalized away Supernatural, ITF, Showtime and University. It’s been doing great with smaller user made worlds and a lot of mods, but I would like to upgrade to one that can handle all the EPs.
  8. What’s the longest you’ve gone without playing any type of sims game? About a year? With a baby you sort of can’t, at least I couldn’t. Now that he’s older and sleeps longer at night, I can play a little.
  9. Do you play other games besides the sims? Not really. But if there’s something out there that’s isometric and as good as Baldur’s Gate II, hit me.
  10. Name one thing you like about your story. It’s not much of a story, but I like that it’s still entertaining to play.
  11. Name one thing you’d like to change about your story. It’s too much about finding a spouse and having crazy babies, after all sims have about 50 days to procreate so why always rush it so terribly. I didn’t run out from high school graduation and make babies right away with the first guy I heart-farted over, so why should my sims?

If you read all that, you can all have chocolate fondant.

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6.4 – A series of unfortunate events

Hi and welcome back to the Cuckoos, who are now one generation closer to the end than the beginning. It only took me THREE YEARS (plus) *hides in a corner and cries*. Current goal is to finish before my 14 month old learns to ride a bike. Better get a move on then!

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Faun walking through the laundry… corridor. Every household needs one!

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Gillis having a pajama party with his cousin Amy (Florence’s daughter), that was his free action, they both thought the party was so-so.

Screenshot-29Proof of Basil being semi-useful.

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He has this weird hangup that he MUST BATHE THE DOGS ALL THE TIME, which no other spouse ever had. Or anyone. Ever. Maybe he loves dogs, I forget these things. What is that weird leaf anyway?

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“Leaves… mmm… elm leaves.. linden leaves..”

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Free tip from the narrator – when you’re tired, go the fuck to bed! Don’t stare at old prom pictures all night.

Basil: “Well excuse me for being bad at being a person!”

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Exactly three meters from a bathroom. Impressive.

-5

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Talulah: “Gross, I think I got some hair in my bowl.”

-5

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Gulliver childified. Clones get no cake, sorry.

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“I look just like mum, but with a stupid hat!”

Right you are.

He gained the trait Loser, lol. How fitting.

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Had he not been a clone I would have made him heir on the spot, no vote needed.

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“It’s 7:40 AM so please read me a bedtime story!”

Screenshot-51“Seems legit!” *stalls until 8 AM*

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Gillis and Gulliver: “We’re dying to hear a bedtime story, ANY STORY, come on!”

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Etta: “What time is it? It’s stand around time!”

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Who would have thought. -__-

-5

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Gillis made it all the way to school.

-5

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..but not to the school stairs.

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That doesn’t look tragic at all.

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Apparently Gulliver made it through his first day of school, against all odds.

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Well, almost..

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This is getting old. So is Etta.

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-5

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I’m pretty sure I had a rule against that. No wait, that was against getting colder than chilly. Carry on until the nice policeman comes to drive you home! Because I’m sure your dad isn’t going to.

While we’re at it, I just remembered the toddlers in the fertility generation, aka right now, have to be fully trained before aging up to child so -5 for both Gillis and Gulliver.

-10

yay

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Welcome to Soap Opera Elemantary, wtf? Wads of money and broken hearts!

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Siana: “Thank you for this plate of charred peppers! Had I been alive they would probably have given me cancer, but since I’m dead I really don’t mind!”

That’s big of you.

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Getting chilly…

Screenshot-379Someone just earned himself a key lime pie.

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Good for you, idiot.

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He went home without Gillis obv.

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Losers can’t find their beds.

-5

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“Oh no, I REALLY don’t want to give birth in this nightgown again!”

That you’re in the bathroom should be a bigger concern but idk?

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Unless he’s pregnant Gulliver ate spoiled food, so even more minus points for me.

-5 

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Etta: “You’re having a baby!”

Faun: “Correct.”

Etta: “In the bathroom!”

Faun: “Correct again.”

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Etta: “With no midwife present!”

Faun: “You’re on fire today, aren’t you.”

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“But but but”

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“CALL THE POLICE!”

No.

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“I’M TIRED!!!”

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Siana: “You can sleep when you’re dead, hurhurhur.”

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Everyone and their hamster pass through the bathroom during Faun’s childbirth.

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Faun: “I’m kind of peckish.”

Dude, if you’re hungry during childbirth you’re not childbirthing enough!

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Basil: “I’m tired, when will you be done?”

Faun: “Another word and I’ll have your head on a platter. I AM hungry, after all”.

Siana: “Can we not make death threats in my home? Death is no laughing matter!”

Faun: “Who’s laughing? I’m not laughing.”

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That was a crowded birth. Baby be like LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!! (but in a friendly way)

+5

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Another boy, yay. :/ I’m pretty sure Faun hasn’t eaten a single apple since Gillis was born.

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If it were me who was having a picnic at 11 pm, and I saw a child sleeping in the park, I would ask him if I could call someone to pick him up. Or, I dunno, drive him myself. But I guess pudding face on picnic blanket isn’t me.

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The police emerges out of nowhere and accuses Gillis of “pranking” because ACAB.

Screenshot-409Basil, seriously, EW. Don’t use that. PLEASE.

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I can’t watch this. Here’s an interlude with Gillis, Emanuel’s ghost and the sleeping chameleon Karma.

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Emanuel is DEAD, he doesn’t need a job! More importantly, he can’t go to work.

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Even story progression is an idiot in my legacy! (sorry, Twallan)

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FFS NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I may need to barf.

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Now go to the island of lepers. Fare thee well.

Screenshot-415Here, have some cholera too!

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I know you’re old but wtf? Find a bed already.

-5

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“I WILL NEVER BECOME A SUPERSTAR!”

I agree, but on the bright side you should be dead already, so..

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Look who managed to catch the school bus, well done. *golf clap*

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Gillis: “Are you really going to wear that?”

Gulliver: “As of right now, absolutely! But who knows what the future brings?”

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*10 minutes later*

New set of clothes, passed out on the stairs. Classic.

-5

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Gillis: “That girl in yellow is cute!”

Girl in yellow: “I bet you say that to all the girls you’re not closely related to.”

Burrrn.

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CAN SOMEONE BLOW UP THE LEPER TOILET!!!!

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That repulsive thing is like idiot catnip.

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“Wut, it broke??”

WHO WOULD HAVE FUCKING THOUGHT?

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And thus she wets herself.

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I just cannot.

-5

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What are you two doing out in the rain? Have I not given all of you umbrellas?

Gulliver: “My hands tastes like exhaust and sulfur!”

That’s lovely. Bring it to chem class.

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Gillis: “As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote.”

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“As in GET ME OUTTA HERE!”

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You two All of you are a source of never ending disappointment.

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Have you done anything all day except falling asleep standing up?

Etta: “Not sure, I need more specifics. How do you define ‘day’?”

What.

-5

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7.30 pm is better than not at all, well done Gulliver!

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CAN YOU NOT? God I hate birthdays that I had completely forgotten about, i.e almost all of them.

Talulah & Chaplin: “Someone said cake?”

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Etta really doesn’t need three hours of inane cheering. *basically in a coma*

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Basil be like, oh my eldest is becoming a teenager, GOODNIGHT!

Growing up with the Cuckoos is hard.

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OMG that’s beautiful *wipes tear*

Chaplin/Talulah/can’t tell them apart: “He sort of lacks …structure, maybe he would look better in glasses?”

Thank you for your insightful fashion tips, dogs.

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All Basil-ified. :/

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Could be a fun combo possibly.

Screenshot-455Celebrate alone with borscht leftovers! (It’s better than toddler food leftovers.)

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Wall panel: “Excuse me, I can’t see the mirror from here, could you move the baby?”

Everyone: “NO.”

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Sim bingo: *Notice smell. Do nothing about it.*

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*react to noisy sim* That wording is hilarious. My baby is crying: *reacts to noisy sim*

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*does not react to noisy sim*

-5

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ONE girl, can we have just ONE?

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Go the fuck to sleep! Look at the time!

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“It feels like a unicorn is trying to break out of my neck!”

Ouch?

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Etta really can’t find her bed ever EVER EVERRRRRRR.

-5

And now for some random popups:

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Yay, rumours, just what we need.

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Well done on failing to open the fridge, dumbass,

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Right, because Sims is still set in the 50s.

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How utterly useless. No wait, that’s +10 for maxing a skill. LOL, half a lifetime to max a skill, a day for an idiot to pass out four times.

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Look, it’s the good old family tree! Eudora and her children & grandchildren.

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Eloise and her only child.

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And Etta’s children (Florence, Fiona and Faun, in case you forgot) & grandchildren.

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What’s the opposite of thank you? She can’t complete this now! *rage*


 

-75 in fails, whaaaaaaaat

+15 in ..not fails

so a whopping MINUS 60 in one chapter alone, that’s my ENTIRE MINUS SCORE doubled in one go, so

-120 now

I’m leaving all my Cuckoos out in the snow. The trolls can have them.

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6.3 – Ya gotta see the baby!

I was seriously going to update the week after I posted last time.. and then Christmas, New Year, 15 million colds and life in general happened. For three months.

YA GOTTA SEE THE BABY!

Unfortunately for you, I forgot to take screenshots of the little maggot’s birth, so here he is in all his toddler glory:

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Please ignore Emanuel. He’s old and his neural system isn’t working properly.

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Gillis is insane & a virtuoso, and he enjoys short stumbling walks on the beach, French chansons, the taste of green crayons and grilled salmon.

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He’s also not opposed to the occasional potty session.

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He can poop through his pants, which makes him pretty darn magical.

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And his hair smells delicious.

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Next up, another boy, UH-OH spoiler.

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Look at these cheesy fries.

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Love inspector is the last one to know that claw machine has been doing it with the coffee machine, the candy floss maker, the gumball machine and even the parking meter. Not judging, but had it been me, I would have liked to be told.

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Doe, a deer a female deer..

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Ray, a drop of golden sun.

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Me, the name I call myself.

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Far, a long long way to run.

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Neighbour: Tell your child to put a sock in it.

Etta: You put a sock in it. My grandchild is gifted!

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That’s right Emanuel, take the local children’s hard earned pocket money.

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YA GOTTA SEE THE BABY!

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Wait for it..

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His second trait is Loves the cold, because I forgot to choose Insane and rolled for it. Could be semi-useful when he’s standing around outside school in his underpants for hours on end, I suppose.

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As if anyone would let their toddler feed himself from a porcelain bowl.

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Yeah no. Try industrial strength silicone suction base next time.

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Gillis is the Swedish version of Giles, in case you were wondering.

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Summer gnome is a lazy bum.

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Small bearded men in the backyard, now that’s a truly odd decorative object.

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Basil & Eloise throwing a ball.

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I have absolutely nothing funny to say about that, so enjoy a random picture of balls:

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Nice hat.

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Eloise is still cute though.

“This ball feels nice. It would make a good palette.”

How, exactly? Seems highly impractical.

“Being practical is for the plebs.”

Sure it is.

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Screenshot-503Impersonations actually aren’t that funny.

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Then again, Eudora never had a a sense of humour to speak of. Etta is just belly laughing at her own amazing jokes.

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Eudora: “You were always such a good sister!”

Etta: “We see each other every ten years or so, but thanks, you too!”

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“I had a feeling we would bump into each other one more time. Glad we did.”

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“One more time?”

“Yeah, you know.. I’m not getting any younger. You never know.”

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“Speaking of..”

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“Wow, it feels.. nice.. actually! Like carbonated H20 running through my arteries.”

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“It’s a mild and pleasant evening to go. Give my love to Eloise.”

And thus Eudora shuffled off this mortal coil.

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Bambi died as well. She was such a good dog, anyone remember that she saved Etta from the reaper? I didn’t even know that could happen. It was well cool.

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But no one could do the same for Bambi. 😦

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Adiós amiga!

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This actually makes me tear up a bit, my parents’ dog died last year and I miss her.

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Well, time waits for no man, rust never sleeps etc.

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Gillis gains the trait perceptive, good for him. He be like “I’m surrounded by idiots!” at age 7. Maybe he should have gained saint-like patience instead.

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Woop woop toot!

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I will miss the dungarees.

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“Paris, here I come!”

No you won’t, we don’t travel. It’s bad for the environment and our save size.

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Gulliver left the maggot stage as well, and gained a bodysuit.

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I think he’s a Faun clone.

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And Gillis is a Basil clone.

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Potty potty fun time.

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Faun’s LTW is to become a chess legend, which is never going to happen obv.

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But I’ll indulge her wish to invite over opponents once in a while.

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Gillis: “Life is hard.”

For you, I’d say medium.

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At least you have a grandfather who reads cookbooks to you.

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Not all kids have that.

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Uh-oh, I guess now you don’t anymore.

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It’s a classic bathroom departure for Emanuel.

Screenshot-549Many a sim has celebrated his or her birthday and met death in the bathroom. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. (Actually celebrating your birthday in the bathroom is a bit shameful since it could easily have been avoided.)

Screenshot-550Anyway, the Reaper couldn’t fit in the bathroom so here we are.

Reaper: “That’s sizeist. And besides, I’m svelte!”

I say. Also, not judging, just stating a fact.

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“But I’m the only one who actually accomplished something substantial in my life since Alvine! I MASTERED ALL THE INSTRUMENTS!”

“Wow, that’s impressive!”

“I know, right!?”

“Kidding, I don’t care. Bye now.” *reaps*

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😦

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Etta: heartbroken, still shovels in the mac&cheese.

Etta: “I eat to numb the pain! Also, this is really good. Can I have some more?”

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Thanks bro.

-5

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Again??

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Ghosts are taking over the house.

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Basil, get off your lazy no good butt and help around the house!

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For instance, could you dress your toddler already.

“He’s dressed?”

He’s in his pyjamas.

“That’s clothes, right? So he’s dressed.”

I give up.

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I hope those zzz’s are from a pet.

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Thanks.

“I was waiting for the pregnancy reveal!”

I know. I still hate you.

“Unfair!”

Life’s not fair.

-5

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I’ll say this about Basil, he takes good care of pets.

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At da club.

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“The back of my hand tastes like Bellini!”

You probably spilled your drink on it.

“Nope, I had a Bloody Caesar!”

Clam juice? Gross.

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“It makes me feel like a seal! Ow ow ow!”

If anyone asks, I don’t know you.

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“Can I have another? Don’t bother with a glass, just give me the whole tin.”

“Uh… all out of clams I’m afraid. Can I offer you a shrimp cocktail, on the house?”

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“I would never pass on free sea creatures!”

“You’re welcome. Salud!”

“Free Willy!” *downs a pint and throws the glass over her shoulder*

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“That hit where it hurt! Please bring me another.”

“Sorry, but it’s 7 am and we’re closing. Come back tonight at 7 pm.”

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“Outrageous. Can a girl not drown her sorrows at ALL between 7 and 7?”

There’s always the liquor store. Although I’d advice against it in your condition.

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“You’re a GENIUS, you are! Turn the ship around! Full steam ahead!”

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I can see the headlines already.

-5

Screenshot-580You’ll get a nasty sunburn soon. Still, better than more booze.

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“Someone said booze?”

“No lady, I said out of my way, I have important mail to deliver!”

“I’m sure it would go faster with a bike?”

“Everyone’s an expert!”

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Absolutely no one asked you to sleep on the floor.

-5

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Nor you, you dipsomaniac.

“My husband just died, give me a fucking break.”

NEVER.

-5

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“My hand tastes like chameleon poo!”

That’s probably because.. ew.

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Gulliver is on his way to school, how fun. Not.

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I’m going to assume he gained the trait insane since I forgot the last time.

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Gulliver: “Mom, what’s pregnant?”

“Having a big belly with a baby in it.”

“Why are you always pregnant?”

“Ask your father lol.”

Gillis: “I’m out”.

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“Mom, can gnomes be pregnant?”

“No, they are made of plastic. Also, I guess they’re male.”

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Gulliver: *kicks gnome*

Faun: “GULLIVER! Stop kicking the gnome!”

Gulliver: “But he’s not pregnant!”

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I think we need to have a little talk about logical fallacies. Also kindness.

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Gillis doing his homework with a little school mate, that’s sweet. And completely unnecessary and pointless in this legacy.

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“Dad, how do you spell floccinaucinihilipilification?”

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“Hmm, the way it sounds?”

When in doubt, always go for as it sounds.

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“And in plural?”

“Nobodygivesaflamingfartaries?”

“Thanks dad!”

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Baby nr 3, colloquially referred to as Spiffin Griffin.

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Hydrophobic, how useful!

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Wow, three babies in one go, I’m like efficient and stuff. Gillis, Gulliver and Griffin, in case you forgot. Btw I assembled my son’s toddle truck today so I’m also a handy genius.  It’s pat yourself on the shoulder day! He’s having a good time with a “sensory box” right now, that’s fancy speak for a box full of random shit I found in various drawers, like bus cards and clothes pins. Kids are the best. It took me half a life time to write this chapter. Now let’s count the minus points.

+15 for babies, -25 for the rest, so…

-70 all in all

And for absolutely no good reason at all, I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Sensationaltragedy . Thank you so much! I’ll have to refer to my previous answers and not nominate anyone else, because a) I haven’t followed anyone new in a an age and b) my son is now screaming bloody murder. But thank you!

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6.2 I have no idea what I’m doing

I was gone for A YEAR (+), I know. My only excuse – I had a baby. LOOK AT THAT FACE. I made that face! OK, his daddy made 50% of that face, but he’s mostly mine! Miiine!

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And since my epic comeback was delayed by 3 months and all of the above is an old draft, here’s a more recent picture:

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaah I JUST CANNOT. *heart eyes* (Repeat for 10 months.)

I fell down the mommy Instagram hole pretty hard, because baby food is VEWY INTERESTING but anyway, here I am. Signed, sealed, delivered. I’m yours!

I have absolutely no idea what happened last time I played, but I have a bunch of year old screen shots so let’s start with a smartly dressed burglar:

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I wouldn’t want to get my pullover wet either.

Screenshot-5Dum-di-dum, just burgling along.

Screenshot-7However, ghost Siana is not having it.

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Even in the afterlife, she’s hard as steel.

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They have a burglar alarm – not that they need one, with Siana in the building.

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Burglarette has been taken care of.

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The police arrives at the scene 3000 hours later, pretty much like in reality.

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Police: “It appears you were trying to commit burglary. That’s a criminal offence.”

Siana: “DUH!!!!”

 

“Let me escort you to my police vehicle.”

*500000000000000000000000000000000000000 hours later*

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Siana: “I CAN’T WATCH THIS!”

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*5 billion hours even later*

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Burglaries are a joy!

So what else happened, let’s see…

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Basil flipping through the family album for 10 billion hours.

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That’s lovely. Carry on.

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For someone who pretty much only stands around, he’s pretty buff.

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Maybe it’s genetic.

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Makes me want to get a duckie for our tub.

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Apparently Eudora threw a party so I sent Etta over so they could meet, Eudora is like a thousand years old and I wanted to see her sullen face once more.

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Eudora: “Whaddup?”

Etta: “Oh, this and that, grandchildren, dogs, riches, blah blah blah”.

Eudora: “So, are you a superstar actor yet or what?”

Etta: “No, thanks for reminding me, since I just died a level 9 actor and was brought back to life unemployed!”

Eudora: “Bummer. At least you’re alive.”

Etta: “It’s not my style to be grateful for the little things.”

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Here comes generation 7!

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“You’re having it! The baby! I think imma pass out!”

Note: Author’s Boyfriend actually passed out after I had actual real life baby, and broke his shoulder on a gurney. Also crashed into actual real life son on his way down, who almost tipped over and fell out of his cot but luckily didn’t. /note

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“My shoulder really hurts! Having babies is painful!”

Faun: “…”

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Basil: “I feel better now that I’ve talked to my imaginary duckies.”

Faun: “I’m glad.”

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+5 for a birth

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Gillis, he’s into grilled salmon and chansons, like most babies his age.

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Faun: “I had a baby!”

Etta: “I thought you were just stabbing yourself with scissors repeatedly for 14 hours.”

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Basil: “Gillis is a dumb name.”

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Now you hurt his feelings. Either that, or he’s starving to death. Or both.

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Sim elders having a sandwich and a cuppa, isn’t that cute?

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The idiot having a sandwich, isn’t that cute?

Dog: “Balls.”

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“I’m off to work, honey-bunny!”

By all means, don’t spend unnecessary time with your newborn. Also, what’s your job description again?

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Teacher, right? It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it.

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This picture though.

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I know babies wake up a lot, but it’s polite to share a bedroom with your wife.

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Whatever.

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At least someone got some sleep.

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It’s Faun’s first day back at work, and the car pool is lame.

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So on her way home, she ditched her car pool buddies.

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“I’m not a regular mom, I’m a COOL mom.”

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*sun glasses at night*

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And someone’s running aaaaall the way home from work.

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The dog had babies too. + 5 for them.

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Don’t expect me to remember their names.

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I know myself too well. I hope that’s them, because otherwise I have no clue. Obviously names inspired by silent movie stars because of Etta.

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Also -5 for me.

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puppy spam

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aaaw

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aaaaaaw. Ok, enough.

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Hi Dart!

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Faun be like let’s talk the politics of the burning loins!

Child in super hero costume: “Ew!”

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Basil be like oh yass!

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I think this is her attempt to be legally wed.

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“Compact discs! So shiny, so durable! Like our love!”

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Perfect, and with Faun’s geriatric almost-dead-was-actually-dead-recently mother doing jumping jacks in the background. Also, ringing phone.

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Dog birthday.

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Much yawn.

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New gnome! Very matchy-matchy.

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Are they married already?

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I honestly don’t remember.

 

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I have no idea but Etta seems to be enjoying herself.

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More babies because lots of babies generation.

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LOLBASILSMOM

LOL, that’s harsh. (That’s his mum.)

Edit: I know that’s his mum because the tag says MOTHER, I’m so clever.

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Thanks for peeing in NOT A TOILET, Basil!

-5

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It’s actually called car pool because several people ride to work in ONE car. Pooling.

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I only took this picture because he looked so bored, LOL.

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Playing chess with no one.

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Taking a short break to stare into space.

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Break getting longer. More like a retreat.

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Will the elderly gentleman cross the road before Faun returns to Earth?

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He is now having biscuits and tea at home.

Screenshot-197…knitting a tea cosy. With wool he sheared himself, and spun. And dyed with leaves.

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Ah. Finally. The long awaited belly rub.

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Naps while pregnant are The. Best. Naps.

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Dog growth.

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So I suppose this is Talulah.

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They all look the same, so confusing.

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And this is just me spying on Florence in the park.

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I don’t know if this is the screenshot of the actual event, but *drum roll*…

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Screenshot-176OMFG!!!! He maxed ALL instruments on free will. +10 for skill and +40 for LTW

+50 

+5 for baby, +5 for litter, -5 for pass out, -5 for self-wetting

-110 + 50 = 60 points, which puts us on PLUS for the first time in.. have we ever been on plus? It feels like it has never happened.

Edit: Child birth (and a serious lack of sleep for 10 months) fried my brains, -110 +50 is -60, thank you and goodnight.


That’s all I have for now, I’m sorry it’s boring, but I wanted to at least update. Unfortunately I have many more screenshots taken ages ago and gameplay I don’t remember so prepare for more boring updates soon-ish.

And to the kind people who nominated me for awards months and months ago, thank you all so much, I can’t promise I’ll answer questions and pass the award on however because it’s just one of those things that further delays updating, which I desperately need to do if I should keep this blog *cough* running *cough* moving like a zombie.

Also, if you’re on Tumblr and have noticed that I’m absolutely not answering messages or updating for that matter (I’m “toxontail”), it’s because Tumblr stopped sending me texts with the 2 part code I need to log in, so I have no idea how I will ever be able to log into my account again. Good times! Then again, I wasn’t there much before either.