Sunday, September 10, 2006

Capehart, Week 14 / The Kittens Continue

Title: The Kittens Continue

Lot: The Capehart Homestead - Michelle, Jessie, Gertrude, and Jon-Luc

Jessie and Gertrude last seen: University, Week 13

Last Visit: Tryce The Sell Out

Jessie Narrating: Hey. Me and Gertrude left Sim State and came back to the Capehart Homestead in Propserity Falls. Yeah, I thought alot about it, did I wanna come back to my mom and dad's house and take over dad's business? He had all kinds of stuff there on the homestead; he had a bowling alley, a poker table, a hottub, a dj booth, and my gawd.....the house was full of the neighbors all the time. I figured I would, dad was getting close to his time. I would change the stuff I didn't like. Dad was real excited me and Gertrude came there instead of moving into our own house. Financially, it made good sense. Me and Gertrude (Trudy) didn't have any cash outlay to get set up and start our own household. (Jessie is a Fortune Sim).

So dad started teaching me about how to run things.

Time is of the essence he says. (Passing Perks.) He managed to teach me a lot in the short time he was still around when we moved home. Yeah, dad is gone, and I buried him on the mountain with the rest of the Capehart ancestors. Now he looks down on us everyday. I am sure he is makin' sure I run the business right. And I will.

I did change things around for the home business. The first thing I did was get rid of the poker table the bowling alley, and the DJ booth. I mean really. I moved the expensive hottub to the back of the property behind our living quarters. I added two more hottubs, and 4 treadmills. I moved the ticket booth to the corner of the properity, instead of it being right in the middle of our yard. Now folks just pay, and walk the edge of the property to the back. I never even see 'em come in. They soak in the hottub or use the gym equipment, and leave. The layout is better. Dad did teach me something after all.

Dad went in style. Of course, folks were sad about it. Dad even changed into his military uniform for the burial. I was at work when he passed, I guess you can't plan those things. But you know how they say a snowleopard knows when they are going to die? Dad knew. 'Course mom was torn up about it. After all, she met dad when she was a teen ager. It is one of those cases where they had been together for so long, now I worry about mom. How long is she going to live without dad?

Tryce died top influence, platinum.

Mom inherited the family business, but she lets me run it. She really wants nothing to do with the business end of it. She soaks in the hottub a lot these days. She also helps with the new kitten Gertrude and I had. Well, I guess I gotta say the very first thing Gertrude and I did was get hitched. Nothing fancy. We just exchanged vows there at the house.

Me and Gertrude got new duds for the nuptials. She also went to the beauty parlor and got a new hairstyle. To start her new life with me, she said. That made me feel good.

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Dad got to see JonLuc before he died. That was great. The night he was born was wonderful, under the stars and all. Just like a snowleopard oughtta be born. We snowleopards might be turning to a lot of human ways here in Prosperity Falls, but there are just some things you don't change.

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He looks very snowleopard. But...instead of our true blue eyes, he has the Strickland purple eyes from Gertrude's side of the family, and he has mom's blonde hair. Gertrude's mother Kirstee Strickland was here that night, and was very pleased about getting another grandchild. Our business also got a customer star because of JonLuc's birth.

Mom is sleeping a lot these days, soaking in the hottub and helping with JonLuc. Her favorite chair to snooze in is upstairs in her room. Yeah, she moved up there after dad died, me and Gertrude now have the main bedroom downstairs with a nursery off to the side of the kittens. That room up there is very human, yeah, as we snowleopards are tending to marry lots of them. They do leave their mark here.

My boy has had a birthday already. He is the start of the fourth generation of snowleopards here at the homestead. Ah. The start of a new generation. Here at the Capehart Homestead. Has a good ring to it!

Odd Pic Out:

Tryce gets socked in the eye by the Zombie Hula Dancer.

Accomplishments this round: TOC and LTW - Gertrude - Mad Scientist, perm plat. New LTW - Criminal Mastermind. TOC Jessie - Chief of Staff and Cult Leader. Tryce died plat, top influcence. 1 new Sim, Jonluc.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Robbins, Week 14/ The Next Generation Begins

Title: The Next Generation Begins

Lot: The Robbins Homestead: Zaed, Synclare, Jati, Samarah and Brax

Jati and Samarah last seen: University, Week 13

Last Visit: The Alien Gets Abducted

It is I, Zaed. I am tired. I am making my last entry to this journal of writings, my son Jati will take responsibility to keep the notes of the mission from this time on. I am handing over everything to him.

I can tell my mind is slipping. When I attended the wedding of my son Xuan to his Anothothian bride Joy, I made a grevious error and shouted out sensitive information about the mission in front of everyone there. Luckily, my son had the where-with-all to seperate me from the party to keep me under wraps. So, *sigh* whilst I feel like I can make one more entry here I really don't know how coherent I will be.

My son Jati graduated with honors from Sim State University and brought his bride home with him, Samarah McClelland. I knew they would make a good couple when I mapped out my strategy for the mission. Her father Johnson was visited by Our People and had a son, Regis. I set up my daughter Jenn to mate with him. They will make the closest to pure Anotothians we will get on this planet.

I am worried about my son Jati though. It is a nagging voice in my head, he is too human. I do not know anymore. Because he is the oldest son, he is taking over the mission. One must be a strong leader to assume this position of responsibility.

I can tell he has motivation and where-with-all. He has already reached the top of his human career and is a Hall of Famer. *sigh* That is what my Aunt Kamika was. My son has taken after her in that respect. But I hope that is all. My son Jati loves money more than romancing. Bah.

That brings me to think about the wedding, full of the stuff...romance. Samarah wanted to wed outside in the earthen atmospehere. Jati bowed to her wishes. Why couldn't they have married in the house? It was quite an occasion.

It started with a bunch of hugging and kissing. I suppose that was to get the bride in the mood. They were at it so long I wondered if they would ever get around to the actual ceremony.

Exchanging Vows

You May Kiss The Bride

It wasn't long after the wedding that Samarah began to exhibit the classic signs of human pregnancy. I knew it, and I felt joy. I was dumfounded by that, in itself. I can only figure that it has come forward because my mother, Meadow, was human. And I am getting old. Samarah's life's ambition is to be a Captain Hero. I did a short stint on that side of the law. Now I am a Criminal Mastermind. I must hide that from her...

Before I knew it, there was lots of sloppy kissing and hugging going on constantly. Jati continually professed his love to Samarah, and wrapped her in his arms. The only thing he did right during the course of the pregnancy is begin the education of the child whilst it was still in the womb.

I did the same, I imparted my wisdom to the new little Anotothian growing there. I knew he or she now had the best start in life possible.

The boy Brax was finally born. Yes. He had our skin, and his grandmother Meadow's blue eyes. That will work. At least I know he carries some of our genes. I only wish I would still be alive to see the children of Jenn and Regis. But I alas, I think I shall be dead by then.

I did my part with the child. I actually spent alot of time with him ensuring he had all I had known, in his brain. On my human side, I found him to be quite adorable and pleasant to hold. I tried not to do too much of that. He is Anotothain, after all!

Samarah finally did reach the top of her career as a Captain Hero. My son Jati is a Hall of Famer, and I am ready to die. My wife Synclare retired from her job so she could stay home with the grandchildren. My part in the mission is nearly over. Soon....

I shall join my father and mother in the mausoleum. As it should be.

Odd Pic Out:

Xuan and Joy arrive at the wedding of his brother Jati. They immediatly begin to dance to the music on the porch, blocking everyone from going in or out!

Accomplshments this round: TOC - Samarah, Law Enforcement. Jati - Athletic. One new sim, Brax