Week 13 - The Families of Johnson McClelland, Niles Strickland, Manual and Lillith Capehart, and Barry-James Strickland
Lot: Capehart.1 - Tosca, Johnson, Regis, and Andrew McClelland
Last Visit: Tossed Tosca
Dear Readers: Here is where I will break my usual format of writing a mini story for every lot. Prosperity Falls is getting so huge, I will start melding lots into one entry for this blog. If nothing exciting and out of the ordinary happens on the lot, then it will be a factual entry only. This is being done for time saving interests...and afer all, how many stories can you center around skill building and getting jobs? There are only a couple of storylines that are coming out strong in this blog and only those will be continued. Enjoy.
First I will start with the Johnson McClelland Family. Tosca Johnson is the daughter of Jayrus and Tosha Capehart. The Parents made an appearance the first day I entered the lot. They stood together haunting, side by side. A nice picture, to be sure.
You might recall the Alien son of Johnson McClelland Regis fell in love with Jenn Robbins, the Alien daughter of Zaed Robbins earlier this round. During the time on this lot, Regis and Jenn shared their first kiss at the Spa place, right in front of everyone in the java line.
I did not think Aliens could fall in love because of having the same father, Pollination Tech. But apparently they can. I am very excited about this development. These two are future mates.
The McClelland's youngest son, Andrew, grew up to teen, and drew Fortune, with an LTW of becoming a Criminal Mastermind. Regis left for University, leaving just Andrew home to get some skilling done. I have pefected the mulit-career reward skilling with this lot. Got rid of that little spinny-hat thing Andrews has on there. It was cute when he was a kid....
No notable accomplishments this round for the McClellands.
Last Visit: Buildin' Robots
Since the last visit to this lot, Sam the Servo moved out to help Frances DeLarosa in her flower shop in Bluewater. No blog there...I played that lot when I first installed Open For Business to see how a home business ran. Incidentally, Valentine Capehart (who was also working in Frances' shop alongside Sam) had gotten her gold in sales and restocking in France's shop to get her ready to open her own greenhouse when she graduates from Uni. At any rate, Niles activated Samantha the Servo, as this family needs the help. Having Samantha around caused Doris to become very jealous and she was constantly coming between Niles and Samantha when they tried to have a conversation.
It was very funny, took me a while to catch on to it. Eventually Sam came over for a visit, (and to do chores). Niles introduced the two, now Samatha has romantic thoughts about Sam the Servo. You will notice Niles and Doris have aged to Elder. Yep, another Generation 2 passes to the senior generation. The hood is aging.
Niles realized his LTW of reaching his Golden Anniversary, and is now perm plat.
Aspiration - Romance
LTW - To Woo-Hoo 20 Different Sims
Ah, another Romance Sim. Glancing over my Marriage List, Sarah Strickland is slated to marry Andrew McClelland, the Fortune Sim. I think they will get along fine, as long as Andrew doesn't mind the fact that Sarah will have many boyfriends before him. Heh. Sarah grew up to be very pretty. She will hang around the house until next round, when she will leave for University.
Sarah's older brother Bubbs has left for Uni, after some heavy-duty skilling from Doris and Niles. He was behind. Strangely I do not have a citizen from Prosperity Falls lined up to marry Bubbs. According to my marriage list, he is supposed to marry Aazia, daughter of Quavi and Daphne Robbins, but it will not happen. They are first cousins. lol So that means that both Aazia and Bubbs will either not get married, or they will marry a townie. However, I cannot imagine a Robbins NOT getting married. Hmmm....oohhh...a great peice of Robbins storyline just popped into my head....involving Regis McClelland...hehehe Stay tuned.
Lot: Capehart.2 - Manuel, Lillith, Marsha, Vonfirmath, and Veronica
Last Visit: Badges
I ended the last round with Manuel's mothers Janelle and Marsha teetering on the cusp of Grim's visit. They should have partied down with Grim the first night on the lot during this visit. To my dismay, their life bars looked like they rolled back about a week. However, that night, Janelle did pass away. She passed in plat.
I was extremely happy, I expected to see Grim float over to Marsha and take her out too, but he didn't. Marsha kept on going, like the Enerziger bunny. But that was good for Manuel and Lillith's son, Vonfirmath. See, Manuel aged to elder the same Monday night his mom passed away. Manuel is a Generation 3.
LTW: To Become A Celebrity Chef
Vonfirmath liked to party. And that was the bottom line. So that meant that Von really didn't have a mind to do any studying or skilling! So just as Valentine turned to Janelle to get her skills, Von turned to Marsha to get his.
Yeah, harsh, I know. Hey, don't like to see all those skills going down. So this means Vonfirmath will get to spend a whole round at his parent's house partying and making friends, whilst he waits for his future bride, JavaJan Bostic to age a little so they can attend University together.
After spendng an entire week on maternity leave getting a gold badge in robot making, (and not going to work) Lillith managed a gold in flower arranging in only three nights. I am foreseeing a great family business for the Capeharts when Valentine graduates from University. Both Valentine and her mom Lillith (who is undead...therefore not aging) have a gold in flower arranging. Lillith has a gold in robotics..therefore able to make Servos. Valentine has a gold as well in sales and restocking...hmmm...after all Valentine wants to own her own greenhouse. I think that will happen for her. Looks like Lillith will be training Servos to make flowers whilst Valentine is in college. ;)
And this round, the youngest of Lillth and Manuel's kids grows up....Vernoica. She looks like a typical Bostic girl.
The family was moved out of the huge mansion they were in, since Manuel had aged to elder I could move him. The house was slow and choppy running...my graphics card had a hard time with it. They moved to the Visionary Villa that came with Family Fun Stuff.
Accomplishments this round: Janelle dies - Plat, Manuel TOC - Visionary in the Art World.
Lot: Strickland.1a - Barry-James, Mackenzie, Kerris, Jim-Bob and Shawn-Michael
Last Visit: Marc-Henry Buys The Farm
The last visit here, Barry-James Strickland and Mackenzie Capehart got married, and Barry's mother Kerris lamented the fact she had not told Barry anything about the Anotothian Mission. And, the first citizen born in Prosperity Falls, Marc-Henry Strickland, met Grim. The round ended with Kerrris ready to meet Grim, like Janelle and Marsha in the Manuel Capehart house. However, her life meter had rolled back approx. a week too. I don't know what caused this; except I had installed Family Fun Stuff since I last played these lots. So I had her to deal with all Sim week.
Jim-Bob ended the last round sitting in the floor playing with the xylophone toy. When I opened the lot this round, he was sitting several squares away, but the zylophone was 'in use'. Heh. This lot is starting to have other problems as well. They may end up being moved next round.
Jim-Bob grew up to be a real cutie. And with a neat score of 10, he is constantly cleaning. In the mean while, his mom Mackenzie had gotten pregnant last round, I don't remember doing that. But she gave birth to Shawn-Michael, who has inherited his dad's and grandmother's Anotothian Skin. Yippee!
Granny Kerris did a wonderful job taking care of the boys her last week in Prosperity Falls. Yes, she finally did go, on Sim Sunday night.
Kerris died whilst cooking salmon. I was hoping the fire would start while Grim was still there so I could see him burn...but it did not. He was standing in exactly the right spot. Kerris was sad about meeting Grim...about leaving the world of politics and nasty reporters...until Grimmie offered her this lil' drink with an umbrella in it. Hm. Maybe Kerris was a closet lush we knew nothing about.
Barry-James had Jim-Bob out back doing some skilling, and of course they came running in for the death. As soon as Grim and Hula Girls puffed away, the fire ensued. Jim-Bob took a double aspirational hit for the death of his granny, and again for the fire. Good thing children do not go into aspirational failure. Jim-Bob would have been there!
In the meanwhile, Shawn-Michael grows up to toddler. Boy is he gonna be a heatbreaker! Momma Mackenzie gave him a makeover in the mirror right after her own. She got rid of the Maxis hair that had one lock going over her eye, to this Maxis 'do. Shawn-Michael got some pretty tow-head I downloaded from somewhere, don't know what it will look like when he grows up some. He has inherited not only the Anotothian skintone, but also the slanted eyes of his granny Kerris...who inherited them from Pao Mellon the mailman. And he has the full lips from his great-granny....Brandi (LeTourneau) Strickland. Ah. So, those great Maxis genes come in handy sometimes after all.
And this is where we leave the family of Barry-James Strickland, and round 13 for now. I will be going back to Prosperity Fellowship for a week
Accomplishments - Barry-James, TOC - Cult Leader, Kerris, died in plat.