Sunday, November 27, 2005

Ecological Guru Farmer Fraiser

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Title: Ecological Guru Farmer Fraiser

Lot: Strickland Farm - Fraiser, Camryn, Kolton and Karen

Last Visit:
Farmer Fraiser

Frasier narrating: I have been promoted to an Ecological Guru at my job in the Natural Science field. I have learned all kinds of things, and I got a wonderful Cowplant as a job reward. The day I was promoted, I received over $30,000 Simoleons! I talked things over with Camryn, and we both agreed that the farm we bought when we first graduated from Sim State was far too small. So we invested our simoleons in a new place. (They took their one move as an adult).

This new farm house has a large porch out front, and a plenty big yard for our kids. I got the cowplant corraled on the corner of the property, and all our chickens in the same pen with him. Inside has a great kitchen for Camryn to can vegetables in the summertime, with a walkout porch where we take our meals. Runnin' a farm is lots of hard work, I don't make much money at it but I love it all the same.

Did you hear me say kids? Yeah, we have had another one. Her name is Karen. Our son Kolton grew up to a toddler, and Camryn started purrin' in my ear wouldn't another baby be nice?

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So now I got me a daughter too. Kolton now catches the school bus ever day, and Karen is a toddler. Camryn wants another one! (family sim) I don't know that I want another child, but to have more hands to help with the farm work would really help. I am a man of science (knowledge sim) and am thinking I would like to go into another field of work. I like the farm and work it as such, but I do spend much time studying the stars at night, where I often consider Camryn's request for another child.

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I hear lots of talk when I go into town to get supplies. There's lots of information going around about the next mayor's race and all. I am hearing that Doris Capehart is going to run. More power to her. I don't care for politicin' myself, but I am sorta leanin' toward something else....I don't wanna discuss this with Camryn...but I hear a person can make a lot of money doin' counterfietin'. I know, I know it ain't exactly legal. But I got me a nice basement where I could put the printing plates. I heard when I went into town that Ramey Bostic has been in this line of business for years, and hasn't had any trouble. She lives in a mansion of a house. I want a monster of a farm for my kids. This house is nice, but there's not enough land. I am gonna think real hard on it.

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In the mean time, it is me, my wife and my kids. I love life, and Prosperity Falls. I'll let ya know next time what I decided to do!

Accomplishments this round: Fraiser - Top of Career - Ecological Guru

An Anotothian University

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Title: An Anotothian University

Lot: 80 Crumplebottom Road, Sim State University

Last Visit:
Manuel Capehart Caught Cheating!

It is I, Zaed! I have come to 80 Crumplebottom Road at Sim State University to observe the advancement of the Anotothian mission on Earth! That is to exploit the Anotothian DNA on earth to ensure our population infiltrates the fiber of this planet.

My brother Quavi has been fulfilling his duties in the mission. He has placed himself in the same house with our sister Yasika to ensure that she fulfills hers as well. I have done some studying, and I have made sure that Yasika will marry Andre Bostic. Quavi not only has been keeping an eye on our sister, but has been wooing the Strickland female, Daphne as well. He has already given her the human engagement ring. (See Manuel Capehart Caught Cheating) That was first and foremost. My father Timo left us copious notes about what human females like and expect, and the gem diamond is what they wish to display upon their fingers. Why, I do not know. Diamonds are plentiful on my planet Anatoth. They are found laying about as a nusiance. One continually has to rid their home of them as the come in on one's feet. Now I will hear my brother's report.

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It is I, Quavi! Yes, I have given my female Daphne a diamond ring. She was so grateful to get it, she invited me into her bed right away, I did not even have to urge her to it! We have been getting plenty of practice doing the human mating function, in between our studies. Yes, I have to keep that front up, to behave as a regular student at University. However, I am finding this mating ritual to be quite pleasureable, I am surprised no one has made this statement.

Zaed, quickly cutting in: Pleasure has nothing to do with furthering our mission on Earth Quavi! Stay focused!

Quavi: Ah yes. The mission. My female Daphne finds the mating ritual quite fun, and asks for it often. (She is a Pleasure Sim). I do not think because of this trait in her personality she will find it difficult to give me children. (Quavi is a family Sim, so they constantly want to do it). She also spends large amounts of time juggling cups from the cappuchino machine, so I will ensure we have one of those in our home, if it will keep her bearing children! She often runs right to bed for mating after she juggles.

Zaed: I will add that to father's notes. Quickly typing into his laptop: "Human females seem to find great pleasure juggling cappuchino cups. Afterwards, they often want to mate. Juggling = a new Anotothian."

Quavi: Yes. *ahem*. Our sister Yasika is getting on with Mr. Bostic as well.

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While they do spend copious amounts of time studying and going to class, they find time as well to do things humans find fun. Mr. Bostic is displaying a fine sense of humor for our sister, and is of a strong physique to provide her with a fine home, and a home for their children they will bear for our race. And yes, the do spend time doing the mating ritual. Yasika is getting plenty of practice. As of yet though, he has not placed a ring on her finger. (She is family, and he is romance).

Zaed: It will happen Quavi. It will happen, before graduation. I know it!

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Zaed: I have spent time observing Mr. Bostic with our sister Yasika. I know this is a good match for our race!

Meanwhile...outside 80 Crumplebottom Road, a stranger is peering through the windows at the goings on inside the Greek house.

Psst! This is CNN investigative reporter Berry Nosey reporting! I am outside the Greek House Crumplebottom at Sim State University where I have found 3 members of the Robbins family inside! Those family members being Zaed, Quavi and Yasika, all children of the dead Mad Scientist Timo Robbins, and cousins to our Mayor, Kerris Robbins-Strickland. If only I could hear what they are saying! The eldest child Zaed is typing furiously into a laptop computer, and the second born Quavi is earnestly speaking quickly to him. It is my thoughts Quavi and Zaed are planning some kind of take over! Yes! And their sister, I think is of no threat. She appears to be some kind of lay-about. She has a fixation on Andre Bostic, son of Ramey Bostic and Ricky Cromier.

I will follow this story! I will get to the bottom of it.... *quickly scribbles note to remind self to get a listening device*

Lot: Home of Roxanna Bostic and Tomas Capehart, Sim State University

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Tomas narrating: Hey, it's me again. Things are gettin' better with me and Roxanna. I have convinced her she is not getting fat after all, and she is much more fun to be around. I don't find myself going off to town as much to play poker. Gawd, I had to do something. It seemed like everytime I went downtown that creepy Crumplebottom hag was there freakin' me out. So I decided it was best to stay home with Roxanna.

I spent lots of time with her explaining that it didn't matter what the outter shell of a person looked like, it is inside what counts. One day I made her a great big plate of waffles, and she dove right into them and we ended up talkin' all night. I think I might pop the question to her real soon. I think I want to live my life with Roxanna. She is great.

Editors note: Sorry not much going on at this lot. Played fast forward most of the time.....

Marc-Henry Has A Birthday

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Title: Marc-Henry Has A Birthday

Lot: Strickland.2 - Marc-Henry, Kerris, Barry-James and Jodi-Ann

Last Visit:
Marc-Henry Builds A Garage

Berry Nosey from CNN narrating: Happy Holidays! This is Berry Nosey reporting to you live from the Mayoral Mansion in Prosperity Falls. Except it used to be the Mayoral Mansion. If you will recall, it wasn't long ago the construction firm of Shifting Sands and Foundations added a new garage to Mayor Kerris and Celeberity Chef Marc-Henry's house. (See
Marc-Henry Builds A Garage). Alas, being true to the company's name, the garage shifted, taking the house with it and it is nothing but a pile of rubble. Luckily no one was home at the time. The Mayor and her husband were at work, and their gun weilding son, Barry-James, was at school. They returned home to a pile of dust. The Mayor's husband immediately secured a smart home with a garage, to be sure, but it is not attached. The current house can hardly be classified as a mansion. It sits on a high foundation, there are only two rooms downstairs discounting the bathroom, and two rooms upstairs, again discounting an upstairs bathroom. However, both floors have a large living area making life quite comfortable for the first family of Prosperity Falls.

When asked how she likes her new home, the Mayor declared, "I love it. The bay windows in the living room make a perfect space for placing a Christmas tree, and the double doors are made for hanging holiday wreaths on. Having to go upstairs now to bed is good for my constitution, I am not getting any younger you know. And living in a home like this, gets me even closer to the common Sim. That has always been my priority."

Shortly after moving into the new mayoral residence, the Mayor's husband Marc-Henry had a birthday. Celebrity Chef Marc-Henry now has hordes of adoring fans clamoring at his doorstep every day. "Oh he just gets cuter the older he gets!" declared one young woman outside his door one day, breathless with adoration. "Hayell, it don't matter what the age, as long as he can slap out a good crepe, that is good 'nuff for me." said one crusty sailor, spitting backy onto my Italian leathers.

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Barry-James Strickland
Aspiration - Popularity
LTW - To Make 20 Best Friends
9 neat, 2 outgoing, 6 active, 6 playful, 9 nice
Zodiac Sign - Cancer

Marc-Henry's birthday wasn't the only one. Son Barry-James had a birthday, bringing him to the teen-aged portion of his life. As I looked upon the face of the mayor's son, it was evident to me that Barry-James of course, is half of his mother Kerris Robbins-Strickland. I am still doggedly investigating the history of this individual. While the Mayor is a nice person and does a fair job of running our city, I still wonder where she comes from. Word is, there is one who is going to try to unseat the Mayor in the upcoming elections. That would be her neice by marriage, Doris Capehart. (See Niles Becomes A Dad) While Ms. Capehart hasn't officially declared her candidacy, there are mumurs going 'round the local watering holes.

I visited one of those holes at the Four Winds Shopping Center right here in the Falls. I found several citizens of our fair city sipping lattes and cappuchino. When asked who he would like for mayor, Johnson McClleland smiled. "I of course prefer the Snow Leopard. I am partial to them, you know." (See Johnson Gets Fat) Zaed Robbins looking very serious, exclaimed, "Kerris Robbins-Strickland is an excellent Mayor! She has had two children and keeps on the straight an narrow path set forth by her inner self. I know the citizens of Prosperity Falls will vote her into office once again!" It is rumored that the mayor turned her eye in the opposite direction when her cousin Zaed Robbins mysteriously disappeared for a while. This was during the frightening robot attack that caused Tosha Capehart to get fired by the Mayor as Captain Hero, making her a scapegoat for the Mayor's cousin. (See Party Hardy! and Advancements). This reporter will keep you up to date as this story unfolds. There will be political drama, to be sure!

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Berry Nosey reporting. The Mayor has given birth to the newest member of the first family of Prosperity Falls, a little girl named Jodi-Ann. She has her mother's golden eyes, and it appears her complexion is that of her grandmother, Brandi LeTorneau-Strickland. It appears the Robbins family is rapidly multiplying in our fair city! This reporter has observed the Robbins famliy members are smartly marrying themselves off to the Strickland family, who are also numerous in Prosperity Falls. (Editors Note: Kerris R. to Marc-Henry S, Zaed R to Synclare S, and future marriages: Quavi R to Daphne S, and Jati R to Maris S). Before you know it, our city will be over run by golden eyed beings! However the Mayor's own son Barry-James has fallen in love with a Capehart, our resident snow leopard family!

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However, Mackenzie Capehart only has the Capehart name though a sad accident. Her mother Nichole Capehart had lost her husband snow leopard Trevaus Capehart through a sad electrical accident at the Robbins house. In her grief, she turned to an old college classmate, Conrad Bain, and became with child, twins Mackenzie and Madelyn Capehart. It will be interesting for this reporter to observe the first born of this couple, should they get married in the future. Will the child have the trademark golden eyes of the mayor's heritage? Or the lavendar purple eyes of the Strickland family? (Editors note: Yes, I plan for these two to marry.)

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Berry Nosey reporting! There must be something going on in Prosperity Falls for the Mayor's house to not be indunated with adoring fans for the mayor's husband. On this fine morning, Marc-Henry Strickland was able to set his foot outside his house and walk his daughter Jodi-Ann to the bus stop to wait for the school bus. I smell something going on in the Falls, and you can bet, this reporter will get to the bottom of it! I am thinking, the smell is coming from Sim State University....until next time!

Editors Note - When I tried to open this lot for play, the game continually crashed. I worried I had lost one of the most colorful families in Prosperity Falls. However, I was able to extract them from the lot and put them in a new house. Thus, the move for the Stricklands.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Ricky Gives Up

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Title: Ricky Gives Up

LOT: Capehart.3 - Mercedes,Ricky, Janelle, Marsha, Manuel, Lillith and Valentine

Last Visit:
Mercedes Falls In Love Again

Manuel Narrating: Hey, Lillith and I graduated from State, and moved into the house at the family ranch. My two moms Janelle and Marsha was real glad to see us. Hey I know this place is sorta unconventional and all. But there is one person here who wishes things were a lot different, and that is Janelle's brother-in-law, Ricky. Hey he is an old man, and wants a kid in the worse way, but his wife Mercedes would have nothin' to do with that. (See Mercedes Falls In Love Again.) He approached my mom Marsha about carryin' the kid for him, but she backed out at last minute sayin' she was getting too old for that. Well, after she said that, Ricky started hittin' the sauce.

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It is real hard for him to stay away from the bottle. Then on top of all that, he messed up big time at his job as a Captian Hero. There was a big robot threatening the city, (yeah, the same one Tosha Capehart couldn't take care of, See Party Hardy!) Although he didn't get fired like Mrs. Capehart did, Mayor Kerris Strickland did tell Ricky he needed to contribute to the clean up efforts for the city, as the city treasury was still tryin' to recover from the last robot attack. Ricky shelled out $25,000 Simoleons. Man, Mercedes had a fit. Rather than retire like he ought to, Ricky has turned into a lush. It's gonna kill him one of these days.

Well Lillith and I have done things a little backwards. We haven't gotten married yet. Sadly. I don't know what is goin' on there, but we do love each other and all. Lillith worked her way up to the job she has wanted since she was a kid, she is a Mad Scientist. That robotic hand gets creepy when we make love, but it is sorta different at the same time. Adds a little excitement.

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Me, I got the job I have always wanted, I am now a Celebrity Chef. I get to go on TV and demonstrate recipes. Man, the women love me. (And some men too!) But we find time in between all that and get time together. This house is crowded, with Ricky and Mercedes, then my moms here too. Well, one thing let to another, and before we knew it, Lillith was on the phone announcing to her family that she was gonna have a baby.

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Her mother Kirstee Strickland have her a little bit of a hard time about it cause we aren't married and all. See, her mom is real traditional, you know, get married, have kids, have grandkids. Her mom and dad had 10 kids and are now workin' on the grandchildren! (See The Cast Is Complete). But what is traditional about my house? I will marry Lillith someday. She is the lady of my dreams. We just got a little sidetracked is all.

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Welcome Generation 4!

Well, finally my daughter Valentine was born. What a pretty girl! She has her grandma Kirstee's freckled complexion, and her mom's red hair. Bein' a dad has made me think maybe I wanna have another kid. But I think I will make Lillith my wife first. heh.

Accomplishments this round: Lillith - Achieved LTW - Reached top of Science career - Mad Scientist, putting her in perm-plat. Impossible want - Maxed All Skills. Manuel - Achieved LTW - Reached top of Culinary career as a Celebrity Chef, putting him in perm-plat.