Welcome back! This is posting almost back-to-back with the last chapter, so no big intro is going on here.
We pick up almost immediately after Firefly’s birthday. Glow Bug is fixing a broken laptop and I note that Hazelnut is playing chess. I had no clue she did anything without her IF.
Raspberry beats Hazelnut to the washer. I forgot that the kids can do laundry! I really started to wonder why I never found any lying around.
Orion was pondering the painting that Raspberry painted. What is her obsession with romance and marriage?
Firefly is having a MLC. Her first two wishes were for divorce and moving to a new home, both of which are not gonna happen.
Grape decided Art School sucked. He was very disappointed when his parents enrolled him in military school as punishment for quitting.
Wooo! +40. I swear this is the best generation ever for points. I hope he can top the career before the last kid ages up though.
The resident dancing machine came straight home to celebrate. There’s just one little problem…
The motive mobile doesn’t work on vampire hunger. Go Eat!
Elijah: You know I’m not going to let myself starve.
You almost did! He danced and flirted and then danced some more. I thought he was going to die for a little bit.
Aww, the first graduate!
Pansy hits level 6 in her career and goes into the Symphonic branch.
Pomegranate gets his name card made and moves out.
Pom: What do you mean I’m moving to the slums?
Blame the game, dude.
Pom was horrified that even though he took $50k with him, he ended up in the slums.
Pom didn’t let that keep him down. The next morning, he moved.
And he chose well!
Ewww! Considering I was watching Firefly and Raspberry pillow fight and Lightning Bug was just waking up, I’m not sure what the hell is going on. My game crashed soon after, so let’s all hope we get this challenge completed real soon.
I just hope we don’t lose too much (probably not because the last crash happened after Firefly’s birthday, which luckily had already been saved). (five minutes later….) Whew. Saved after Pom’s makeover, but before he moved out. I wonder if he’ll be put into the slums and then move again (yes, he did get the same slum house).
I just noticed this, but I am not counting points since he did it away from home. I’m just happy he did well at school.
Hazelnut killed two laptops in a matter of minutes.
I can’t believe it, but the town just hit Week 7, one of the longest places the family has stayed in a many generations.
Pistachio ran past to go on the waterslide, where she proceeded to get hurt on it.
Glow Bug decides to let Lightning fix the laptops when he gets out of the hospital.
Cool. He was almost going to become brooding.
Glow Bug busted up the bathroom after her ordeal with the laptop. She gained a handiness point after fixing it.
Pom did move back into the nicer house the next day.
Lightning came straight home and fixed one laptop. He then had to take a break for food, but quickly got back to the 2nd one. He is hoping to make it to the opportunity to record a commercial before the day ends.
I was clicking through the family to see what everyone was doing and noticed that Pistachio can head off to her opportunity to see a free game. In other news, Rainbow is looking for her BFF and Tiramisu is hoping that Uncle Lightning hurries up and fixes the laptop even though there are two others he can use.
Aww, Paula and Crash broke up and then moved out. (Tuitti Fruitti Fusion is not the same as Tuitti Frutti Tart. I think she is one of the breeding program kids).
I love clickable opportunities. It was also cool that she got to watch Uncle Elijah’s team win.
Grape ends up enjoying military school. Too bad I never even noticed him leaving or what day he left on.
I caught Echo (front) and Bodica running past. They are Rainbow’s litter mates.
I was heading back to see if anything interesting was going on and caught Coal hiding between the house and a vehicle. I guess the three litter mates are having an outing together.
I think Hazelnut is trying to break another laptop.
I figured it was a good time to see what trouble the kids were getting up to. Raspberry is sitting in a dark hallway with her IF.
Bubble Gum and Lightning were playing video games together.
and Tiramisu was upstairs playing with the blocks.
Orion was found getting bit by the falcon.
Firefly was learning to paint.
Pansy was asleep in Ivy and Raisin’s old room.
Glow Bug and Elijah are both at work.
Wow. I don’t even know how long it has been since a Tart has played the blocks long enough to finish. I’m pretty sure this was done over the course of the week, but who knows. There are too many sims to really keep track of what each one are doing at all times of the day and night.
Since his LTW is now done, Lightning heads to the hospital to get a job. It will be nice to have him just admit himself after work instead of having to keep such a sharp eye on him every morning. Now, I can just check when he leaves work.
Elijah’s team actually did end up winning the game. He came home and headed straight for the trampoline.
Hollyberry joins Cymoril in the basement.
I noticed Lightning’s portrait getting yellower and yellower. I found him still at the hospital hanging out with Raisin.
Blueberry came home alone after graduation. He should have been carpooling with Persimmon if my notes are to be believed.
Haha. We follow him and see that he got sent to the same slum house as Pom.
Pistachio slams her face into the table in shame after playing video games so long that she peed herself and almost starved.
Not even five feet away, we find Elijah about to pass out after a night spent in the jacuzzi.
Things are not looking up for Elijah. He came inside, went to the bathroom and then decided to dance.
Omg, not you too! Why is everyone failing now? We have lost two sims in the house. This should not be happening.
None of the kids ate breakfast and so Monday starts out with all five of them hungry.
Hazelnut: I hate Monday’s.
Elijah almost made it to his bed. Unfortunately, he passed out at the top of the stairs, blocking Pansy from her bed.
I then find out that Pansy has no intention of going to bed yet.
Glow Bug cleans up after Pansy while I see if she makes it to bed after she eats. Sadly, Glow Bug’s unused cake did not last until the next set of birthdays.
Pansy then heads in to the bathroom, stinks the place up and then breaks the damn thing.
Then she goes down. -5
WTF? Stop that, Glow!
Sigh. Hopefully, Pansy can make it up to bed after GB has her fun.
Thankfully, GB just got the pop up that it was almost time for work. I sent her early.
Oh shit. Pansy had to leave for work too.
In other news, Elijah did make it to bed. Too bad his carpool is waiting and he has no intention of waking up for it. The timer on his sleeping says he will be sleeping for the next six hours.
Holy shit. +15
Bubble Gum and Raspberry will probably get theirs tomorrow, since they both have A’s too.
Bubble Gum has a badging ceremony after school. When he is done, Raspberry has her ballet recital.
Oh wow. These two didn’t get pop ups, probably because of after school activities. +10
Everyone heads back in for the recital.
This time, Elijah actually shows up and Glow Bug just got off work and rushed over.
Lightning gets out of the hospital in time to watch.
As does Pansy, who will probably pass out straight away.
Oh you totally lucked out, girl. Pansy went in to the school and popped right out. I figured she was going down, but she decided to head home and stole GB’s motive mobile from the school parking lot.
I must have had my notes wrong because Persimmon graduated today instead of the previous one.
After a long day at school, after school activities, and two long school programs, I wait to see who makes it to bed and who passes out. So far, Raspberry is the only one actually heading to her bed.
Pistachio heads to the couch for a nap, but pops up almost immediately. Tiramisu is on the floor behind the chair on the left playing with his IF. Bubble Gum and Raspberry make it to bed.
Hazelnut is still at the school grumpily waiting for her dad to get off the damn phone and gossip with her.
I’m not sure why she is upset, but I do believe she will pass out soon and upset me.
Pistachio: Hello! I’m tired! Tell me to go to bed!
Go to bed.
Pistachio: No. Click the button so I go to bed!
No can do. You have been putting yourself to bed for days, you can do it one more time before being shipped off to boarding school.
Pistachio: I AM NOT GOING TO BOARDING SCHOOL!
Firefly: Calm down! You will go wherever the heck I tell you to go. Now go to bed!
Pistachio: Make me!
Back at school, Elijah apologizes for talking on the phone so long. If he was an amazing dad, he would send her home to bed like a responsible adult. But no.
In all the confusion, I forgot about Persimmon, who is laughing at Charlie face planting off the water slide.
Charlie: Yeah, keep laughing boy.
Persimmon: Get me out of here before she decides to haunt me!
What a cutie. With Pomegranate and now Persimmon gone, Hazelnut is the last child of Lightning and Elijah left in the house.
Tiramisu still hasn’t gone to bed , but at least his homework is done. I think he will be the only one to get his completed.
Pistachio ends up being the only one who had dinner (at 2:40 am no less) and then cleans up dishes instead of going to bed.
It’s 3:30 am now and these two are still at the school.
While everyone of consequence is asleep, I check MC for our next graduating kids. Grape will be here later tonight, Sugarplum the next day and Sycamore the day after that.
Glow Bug: Want to play catch?
Pistachio: Does it look like I want to? Geez, just tell me to go to bed, dammit.
Glow Bug: Fine. Go to bed!
Pistachio: No! I don’t want to.
GB: Just be glad I can’t paddle your butt, young lady.
Pistachio: Fine, if you want me to go to bed, I’m sleeping right here.
GB: Boo, Pistachio is a loser!
What the hell is wrong with you kids? Tiramisu decided food was more important than sleep.
Hazelnut: Daddy, I’m hungry and tired. Can I ride home with you?
Elijah: Nope, race you home!
Hazelnut: I will make him pay for this!
What the fuck are you doing? You just ate!
Pistachio: Hazelnut must be starving by now, I’ll make her a muffin.
I interrupted Glow Bug on her way to bed to make sure the door to the room didn’t glitch. It works fine. I had already reset the bed ownership earlier in case that had glitched, so there should be no reason why Pistachio is refusing to sleep. Of course, it’s now 5am and there isn’t time for her to sleep before the bus comes anyway.
Hazelnut doesn’t even stop to eat. She just heads straight up to bed.
Now what are you doing?
Pistachio: Hazelnut didn’t want my awesome muffin, so I’m putting it in the fridge for later.
Never have I been so happy to see this pop up.
Pistachio: As my first act as Queen, I am abolishing the –5 points for passing out!
Pistachio: How dare the bus show up and interrupt my play time!
She literally left her royal court to put on the T-Rex costume, but the bus showed up just as she was about to put it on.
And that is how you become the most entertaining person in the house. I might even let her sleep in school as a reward for only passing out one time.
Firefly: Why the hell aren’t you at school?
Pistachio: Because I’m too tired!
Firefly: You had all night to sleep. I have had it with you!
Firefly: Get your butt to school right now!
LOL It’s field trip day, so no one is getting to sleep in class (except for Pistachio since she skipped school and missed the bus to the theater).
Hazelnut barely made it through the day. –5 At least she didn’t pass out in public.
Whoops, Pistachio never came home from school.
She will get out of school, pass out and then have her cake.
Bubble Gum finally gets his Insane trait.
Uh oh. I think Tiramisu will be going down soon. He also got the Insane trait.
I never saw if Pistachio passed out after school. I imagine she did since it was in the queue. -5
Another LTW completed! +40
Bubble Gum: Hello, readers! I’m standing in front of my brother to spare you the horror of watching him pass out.
Tiramisu: Don’t listen to him! I’m 72% positive that I can make it up to bed.
Pistachio also gets the Insane trait.
…and Tiramisu is down! –5
So, I locked Pistachio in her room. She could not use the bed, so I turned it, which made it so that she couldn’t even get to it some how.
Finally, I deleted the stupid thing and put in a new one. The brat crawled right into bed. I’m not sure what was wrong with it, but it’s fixed now.
It doesn’t really matter all that much because the triplets have been enrolled in prep school.
Can’t believe how quickly they are all aging up and moving out!
Grape makes his escape soon after, although he looks pretty worried about adulting.
That’s all I have for this time! It certainly was a long one too. Next time, Sugarplum and Sycamore will be home, the triplets will leave and the youngest ones will become teens and probably head to boarding school too. I feel confident that I will have only one more update before the end! Isn’t that exciting! See you next week, Dec. 12 for the end.
TH: 10 (x3)
Births: (8) 40
Triplet Birth: (1) 15
Honor Roll: (5) 30
NTH topping career: (2) 10
Completed LTW: (7) 280
Pass Out: (10) –50
Peeing Self: (3) -15
Accidental Death: (1) -10
Cheat Penalty: (1) –10 (resurrecting Firefly)