Sunday, August 19, 2007

New House, New Life


NEW HOUSE, NEW LIFE


Lot: The Bostic Homestead - Dovie, Andre, Yasika, Zeon, Trudy and Braelen

Last Visit: Skillin' All The Way To Uni

Editor - This entry starts Round 16 in Prosperity Falls. Take a look at the house below. Do you recognize it? It is from a television show that was in primetime in the '70's. I will take all correct guesses, draw one winner, and add that SimSelf to the Townie pool in Prosperity Falls. Email your guess to asimwen(at)gmail(dot)com with "GUESS" in the subject line. All entries due by midnight, August 31st, 2007.





Zeon here. Me and Trudy graduated from University. I moved back home to mom and dad's house, well sort of. I had gotten a letter from dad tellin' me he had moved everyone to the country and that I should simply come home to a different address. Mom (Yasika) decided she didn't like the house anymore that Aunt Ramey and Aunt Pachionetta had bought decades ago for the Bostics. I was apprehensive. I had envisioned Trudy and I raising our children in that large three level home.

But when I set foot on this place, I realized there was nothing to worry about. It had a large yard we could put out a garden, and a storage shed where dad had placed all the skilling objects. Upstairs was 5 bedrooms and down stairs had a large country kitchen and a large living room with a great fireplace. The other house didn't have those things.

Well, as soon as I got settled in, mom took me aside and got me caught up on the Misson. She said, not a whole lot going on. I find that hard to believe. I am sorta out of the loop with all that. The delivery of reports from Uncle Zaed is spotty at best. Mom acts like it is of no concern to her. So I will just do my best. Mom wasn't really into the Mission much anyway. She said she did her part by spitting out children. There is more to it than that. Sometimes I wish I was in the 'echelon' of Anotothians that were 'in the know'. Ah well. I will do what I can. Perhaps I am too human.

At any rate, Trudy and I immediatly went Downtown to go shopping for our wedding clothes. My cousin Xaun was there, as well as Gertrude Strickland-Capehart. She is a distant cousin of dad's.




Trudy met a new citizen of Prosperity Falls. (editor - this is the Atari Shirt guy first seen in The Enforcer.)

Trudy said he was quite rude. She was busy telling him all about her life, gawd, the girl talks alot, and she said he just seemed to ignore her and eat the burgers she had cooked. Eventually she came inside and we shopped. The man didn't even tell her his name. She said the whole experience was quite unnerving. Said there was something about him she couldn't quite put her finger on.




Xuan: So, Gertrude, word has it you are pregnant.

Gertrude: I think I am. Ya know, I have the signs.

Xuan: Ah. Barfing and stuff like that?

Gerturde: Man oh man the barfing. I can't get over it. Keeps me sick.

Xuan: My wife Joy had bad morning sickness too.


Alien Chatter........

Ruby: The king wants a word, Xuan!

Xuan: Huh? What? I'm busy networking!

King: Xuan! Information as come to light regarding the paternity of Qyrstal Robbins!

Xuan: Qyrstal? The youngest of Quavi and Joy?

King: Xuan. (exercising extreme patience). Joy knows.

Xuan: Knows what? The kid is Quavi's.

King: Do you remember what she cried out when she was in labor?

Xuan: Ummmm.....something really hateful. Not surprising.

King: She said: (Xuan hears lots of shuffling around, switch flipped) "Ahhhhh! The baby is coming! *LOTS OF ALIEN CUSSING* Whoops..where did that come from? Xuan Robbins if you EVER do this to me again!!!!!!" Xuan - Does that ring a bell?"

Xuan: I figgered she was delirious.

King: Look at this. It is a page from the book that Ruby keeps on you.




Xuan: Book? What book?

King: I will let Ruby explain that to you some other time. Look at this!

Xuan: It shows....shows.... I'm DA DADDY!

King: Yes. Good job, Xuan!

Xuan: Errr...thanks? I think?

King: Keep up the good work!

Alien chatter dies out.....



Trudy and I started garden right way. Dad had even had a green house built. He said he figgered all the senior citizens in the house would need something to do. Well, guess who started the garden. Me and Trudy got lots of gardening experience in the garden at our dorm back in Uni. I think dad had ulterior motives when he had the greenhouse put in.

I guess we were home a few weeks when we finally decided to have a wedding right there at the new house.


WEDDING GUESTS




Mother of the Groom




Father of the Groom




Brother, Sister and Sister-in-Law to the Bride




Brother-in-Law to the Bride




Sister to the Bride




Tomas, friend of the Family, Scally, Brother-in-Law to the Bride




Party crasher - actually far cousin to the Bride




Dovie - Aunt to the Groom, Lia - far cousin to the Bride




Grandmother to the Groom




Great Aunt to the Groom




Of course, the Groom




Last but not least, the sick Bride




The wedding went off without a hitch, except, as soon as Kyanne took a bite of wedding cake she went to the bathroom and got sick. I wondered if J'Adore Bakery had sold us a bad cake.



Well, it turns out it wasn't a bad cake. During the wedding party, Trudy got a call from her gynocologist's office.




Trudy was pregnant! Apparently, she got pregnant long before the wedding took place. Heh. At any rate, the honeymoon was still a blast, even though Trudy was a little ill. It was great to get way for a while, before work began.




I remember going off to work the first day. I was working for Trudy and our baby.




I worked hard, right into my own television program. I cook on TV. It is probably the easiest job I have ever had. And I love it. I might move on to something else though if this job isn't challenging enough.

Right around that time, Trudy had our baby.




She had my son in the kitchen right in the middle of supper.






His name is Braelen, and he looks very Bostic. I am so proud of him.




Trudy was able to start working after Braelen was born. Although she loves being a mother, she was happy to get to work. There was no need to hire a nanny, as mom and dad was in the house to help care for Braelen, as well as Aunt Dovie.




By this time the garden was nearly ready to harvest. Dad had spent alot of time there, as well as with the fruit trees he had brought in and planted. Dad managed to get a bronze badge in gardening from the local gardening club. He acted like it was just the best thing that ever happened.




They awarded me with a gold badge. Now I can talk to plants. Hahaha




One afternoon I heard someone on the swingset out in the front of the house. I recognized immediately who it was. It was the man Trudy was talking to when we went to buy our wedding clothes. I thought it odd he was on our property, let alone swinging on a child's swing set. I went out immediately to talk to him, but he quickly left.




Braelen's brithday came up all too quickly. I had not done much to tell him about the Mission. I know I should. But it seems as if no one cares at all if I do. I haven't heard from Zaed for the longest time, and mom zones out these days. I will do some research on this.




My boy is really very Bostic. Freckles, and brown hair.




He spends his days with doting grandparents fluttering over him, and playing outside in the garden. He has a pampered life.




Trudy is now a celebrity of some sorts as well. She is in the athletic Hall of Fame. I am so proud.




Well, I can only hope that my life with Trudy is as loving as the life mom and dad have had. We shall see.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS THIS ROUND: TOC and LTW: Zeon - Celebrity Chef, Trudy - Hall of Fame. Both perm plat. One new Sim - Braelen.


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Spy Dogs


Spy Dogs


NEW LOT: Robbins.3 - Mich and Wendy, and their dogs Daisey, Ralph, Larkin, Cian, Glenna and Hoyt

Last Visit: Mich and Wendy last seen in University, Week 15




This is the house from the TSR challenge Failure Is Not An Option.


It is I, Mich Robbins. I am the third born of the great Quavi Robbins, who is building an army of Anotothians to inhabit the earth to spread our DNA into human society. I have always left it up to my father and eldest brother, Zaine, to make these entries to the King. My head kept busy working on my Contribution to the Mission. Father said, I would be very creative one day when it came to my involvement.

It came to me. I will narrate my ideas later. Firstly, I wish to enter my wife in this report. Her name is Wendy, I met her in University. She is being instrumental in my Contribution.




I really was surprised how much I missed her after graduation. I invited her over to see my new house, and I could not help myself. She is so lovely. I asked her right then if she would move in with me.




It was wonderful, she brought badly needed simoleons with her. I spent all my University cash on the house.




Wendy was glad to oblidge; and she moved in immediately. I knew my plan was moving right along. I could not wait; we got started immediately. We called a taxi and went to the pet store.

There I purchased two dogs, a male and a female.




The female Daisey has unusual markings. I thought this would come in handy for my future plans. She is very smart and friendly.




The male I chose is Ralph. Wendy commented he looked like a Ralph. What does a Ralph look like? I suppose a Ralph looks like this dog. He is very smart and friendly as well. I knew the two would get along fine. I needed for them to.

Whilst we were out, Wendy mentioned she would like a nice wedding dress. I guessed that was all right. After all, part of our Mission is to marry a human. I chose a tuxedo to match her dress.




Wendy Kimbrell-Robbins
Aspiration: Family
LTW: To Become A Captain Hero

We chose to have the nuptials right away. Wendy was as lovely as ever in the marriage dress. She called it a wedding gown. She also had her hair done. I called the Robbinses to the wedding. In no time, they arrived. The whole thing was recorded for posterity's sake. Mich turns on the recorder.



Left to right: Nacarlius, Quavi, Zaine, Zaed, and Xuan

Xuan: Here we are. Another wedding. Another coupling. Hitching. Tieing the knot. GAWD.

Zaed: Xuan! It is your cousin, Mich. The Quiet one. (editor: Mich has zero outgoing points) This is his day. He is marrying a wonderful beautiful human named Wendy.

Quavi: He is my boy. *puffing up with pride* You wait and see. He will do something wonderful for the Mission. I just know it.

Xuan: What? Getting Wendy to spit out a a dozen or so babies???

Zaine: Xuan!

Ruby: That is the Anotothian Mission! Don't you forget it, Mister!

Xuan: Get outta my head!!!!!




Wendy: Is everyone here now?

Mich: I think so. Let's say our vows.



Zaine: Ah. My brother marries before I do. And I am the eldest.

Xuan: I guess that must mean you aren't interested in the Mission like he is.

Zaine: Not so! I waited for my love, the Anotothian Florentilla to join me in University. We will make beautiful Anotothian children together!

Quavi: That is right, my son. I will have wonderful Anotothian grandchildren.

Xuan: YOUR LOVE? Youv'e got to be kidding me.

Zaine: Nope. We love each other. (editor: They are a natural three bolt couple)

Zaed: That only makes the Mission sweeter, my son. To experience human love, is the greatest gift an Anotothian can receive.




Nacarlos: (Quavi's son) Hey ya babe...how about giving me a little ringy dingy?

Quavi: Uh huh! Get 'em all, my son. They all have a uterus to house more Anotothians!

Xuan: How 'bout an Anotothian generating lots of lust???




Xuan: Nacarlos! You are lusting after the bride, for gosh sakes! (thinks to self....I wonder if I can have her....)

Nacarlos: Ah, it is all good, Xuan. I find her to be outwardly appealing. My mission is to bed the Anotothian Jenny Trimble. I may be Anotothian, but I ain't blind.

Zaed: The beauty of the female human species makes it all the more satisfying to spread our DNA.

Xuan: HAHAHA! Too bad Nacarlos, Nacarlius and Zaine don't get one! *snicker*



Meanwhile, back at the wedding arch..

Mich: I take thee Wendy, to be my lawfully wedded wife.

Wendy: And I take thee, Mich, to be my lawfully wedded husband. Forevermore.



Nacarlos: Well, I think Mich got her.

Xuan: Yup. He sure did. We are now related to her, Nacarlos. She is off limits to the likes of us.



Synclare Robbins and her nephew, Nacarlius Robbins

Nacarlius: And Aunt Synclare, I plan to send my children to school every day on the bus.



Wendy: Easy, easy Mich! Yes, yes, the cake is delicious.

Mich: I got it at J'Adore Bakery.




Nacarlius: What do you think of this wedding party, Nacarlos?

Nacarlos: I think I can't wait to marry Jenny.

Nacarlius: Really. You woo-hoo with her already. What is the point of going through the ceremony?

Nacarlos: It is required in the Mission. To bind legally with a human. So we will not raise suspicion in human society.

Nacarlius: But we can woo-hoo with anyone!!!

Nacarlos: Yes. To spread the DNA. The purpose of having a wife is to ensure that there will always be a uterus accepting of our seed. It is not always possible and easy to woo-hoo with anyone.

Nacarlius: What human female would not want us? We are handsome Anotothians!

Nacarlos: It is something called love and fidelity in a marriage between two humans, Nacarlius.

Nacarlius: So I will pick ones that aren't married. Plus woo-hoo with Kelly and impregnate her with my seed.

Nacarlos: Sounds like a good plan, brother!



Zaed: Hello? Hello? Are you there, Wendy?

Wendy: Oh, Uncle Zaed, you are so funny!



Wendy: Come on everybody, time to dance. Do the Smustle!

Xuan: Ya mean, do the fertility dance....

Quavi: Yes indeed. This dance will make our seed stronger than ever. It is done on a regular basis on Anatoth.

Zaed: La, la, la, la,....DO THE SMUSTLE!!!




Xuan: I am telling you Mich. It is a pain in the arse...keeping up a marriage. Before you know it, you will feel like you are in jail.

Zaed: Do no say such things my son! Marriage to a human is part of the Mission.


Alien Chatter.......

King: Xuan. I warn you. Do not spread such lies.

Xuan: Whoo's zat?

King: It is I, your King.

Xuan: Errrr.....what lies??

King: Must I spell it out? You will say nothing that in any way shape or form hinders the marriage process between an Anotothian and a human. You will make it seem like a smooth and wonderful experience.

Xuan: **mumble, hangs head** Alright.

Alien chatter dies away....


Xuan: I mean, Mich, you will feel like you want to be attached to your wife forever. Really.



HOP, CLAP, SLAP, GIGGLE! STOMP!




Xuan: (Thinking) Man oh man. I can't believe they actually believe that dance will make their seed stronger. Heh. I will just stand over here real calm like, eat cake, and smile. Maybe I will smile.


Alien Chatter:

Zaed: Xuan. You need alla the help you can get. You must Smustle.

Xuan: My seed is strong enough. I have Xen, don't I?

Zaed: Indeed. But you have woo-hoo'd many and only impregnated one.

Xuan: Yes, father. *grumble*

Alien Chatter dies away.....




Zaed: LA, LA, LA...WHOOP!




ANK ANK! GERBIL, GERBIL, GERBIL!

Xuan: No really Mich. Not jail at all. Everything is a bed of roses.



Daphne: Oh Quavi, you are so handsome. I can't get enough of you!

Quavi: Daphne, you are the most beautiful human...errr...woman....I have ever seen!


Mich turns off the recorder.

And that was the wedding ceremony. After the party and fertility dance was over, Wendy and I went on a short outing to get rested up. We had lots of work waiting for us with the dogs.



The very night we returned from our trip, there were holes to fill up in the yard. Wendy was not pleased. She said she thought the dogs did it. I wasn't so sure. Then I saw this the next day:




It was Ralph the dog digging holes in Wendy's flower beds.




It was Ralph the dog who chewed on our new furniture. Soon the bad behavior spread to the female, Daisey.




She too began digging holes in the yard...




And relieving herself in the house. It was hard work cleaning up after these dogs and keeping the lawn in acceptable condition. That is when I knew I needed to begin training them some.




The did become friendly enough with each other that they did manage to mate. That was my plan. Exactly. I was so pleased all the bad behavior was immediately forgotten.




Wendy got a job in law enforcement. She wants most in the world to become Prosperity Fall's next Captain Hero. So far she has worked her way up to Lieutenant on the police force. She works hard all day long there, then comes home and helps me with the dogs. She is a wonderful human.




Me, I am an Education Minister. Naturally I would work right to the top of my job. Now. I think it is a good time to tell you what my plans are with the dogs.

I am going to breed them. I think I will be able to do at least 20. I want to raise them to adulthood, then sell them. Now. These dogs will have imbedded in their skin listening devices and even cameras. Yes. A virtual network of spies all over Prosperity Falls. Who are they spying on? Well, everyone. For the Mission. To ensure there are no betrayals of our own people, to see if the Humans are catching on. The reports will go right to the King. That is it.




Wendy took care of the pregnant mother dog. She was almost getting as excited as I was about the impending arrival of pups.




The day arrived when they were born. There were 3 males and 1 femail. Wendy named them: Hoyt, Larkin, Cian were the males, and she named the female Glenna. How odd, I thought, to name the animals. 'Tis like a woman I suppose. They always want to name the babies.




I inspected each and every dog carefully. I was sure my plan was going to work.




In the mean time, Wendy took some time out of the house every now and then. I know she is wanting a child. So much so, she is thinking of adopting one. I want one also. (editor: Both are family sims). However, the dogs are the important thing right now. I am not allowing my seed into her uterus. But as time goes, we will have a child. Eventually.



Odd Pic Out:


Mich and Wendy talk on the phone to keep friendships up. Mich is not thrilled by the idea, being the shy Sim he is.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS this round: One new Sim: Wendy


This entry completes round 15.