Last Visit - This Is How Guys Pee - In our last visit with Melissa and Taylor we witnessed a grand Strickland wedding, and the birth of David. Violet (Strickland) McClelland thought as a wanna be lawyer that she was qualified to deliver David, but David came before Violet had a chance to prove her baby delivery prowess. Daddy Taylor taught little David how to walk and use the potty..thus This Is How Guys Pee. We ended the visit with Melissa calling mom and dad Strickland Madelyn and Bulldog, with the news that she and Taylor were expecting another child.
Melissa is available for download. Age - Teen
(Editor - Yes, Melissa was pregnant when I left this lot in round 16. However, she seemed to have lost the pregnancy before the round 17 began. There was no pregnancy in progress when I entered the lot. To prove this, I brought up the Tombstone of L&D to see the pregnancy options, and the only one available was 'simulate genetic merger with....' meaning there was no bun in the oven).
Melissa's family tree. Melissa is a Popularity Sim with the want to become a Captain Hero. Accomplished. Now she wants to become a General. Husband Taylor is a townie, so no family tree for him.
Melissa: Are you sure you don't want to stay for supper?? err? We are having char broiled chicken, charred tomato and broccoli salad and charred corn on the cob. And it is David's birthday.
Samuel: I think not. Good day.
Melissa: Hey big guy David, let's blow out the candles!
Eh, he has his daddy's nose! Oh well!
David: Hi Mr. Jitmakusol! Lemme give you a tour of our house!
5 Sim minutes later...........
Melissa: Why thank you Mr. Jitmakusol. We really appreciate your visit here today. David will be there first thing in the morning.
Korick Bostic comes home on the bus with David.
Scally Capehart: Hey Melissa. Is this where the next meeting for the Captain Heros of Proseprity Falls meets?
Melissa: Yup, just go inside and get yourself some punch. For tonight's meeting we will be viewing a video titled: "Kryptonite: What To Do When Someone Ties You Up and Lays Kryptonite On Your Chest."
Eh, a telescope. I think this house was one of the few lots in the Falls that didn't have one of these. Not like we need another telescope in this hood!
Taylor reaches his LTW
Lot: McClelland/Capehart - Family Name McClelland - Violet, Marty and Darrien
Last Visit: Hello Generation Six! Yes, the first born of generation six makes himself known in the Falls, but not before his parents Marty McClelland and Violet Capehart marry. Violet is the first born of generation 5, and her son is first born of generation six in the Falls. As you can see, Violet is not in the picture above. No, I did not violate the Prosperity rules and kill her off. Read on.
Marty's family tree. Marty is a Pop Sim with a want to Become The Law. Accomplished. Now he wants to become a General.
Violet's family three. Violet wanted to become the Law. She didn't make it. As you can clearly see, she has passed to the Sim Great Beyond. I didn' t put her in harm's way, I simply did not take action when I saw her doing something dangerous.
This was a 'hands off' play....I simply observed the silly Sims trying to keep themselves alive. Violet lived from 7:02 am Monday to 1:23 pm Tuesday. See how it unfolded....
Marty begins his day stretching before he gets on the exercycle. His and Voilet's hobby want is fitness, so they purchased this last round. I like it because the Sims get high fun from it and will use it autonomously.
As you can see, Violet has her fitness clothes on. Apparently it hasn't been long since she has exercised. She starts her Monday morning out with a game of billiards.
Violet comes home with a promotion, the nanny leaves.
Hello Grimmie, havne't seen you in a while.
Now this is something I don't see much in the Falls. A non platinum urn.
Darrien acknowledges his mother's death.
Heh. This is something I don't see much of either. I usually yank the Sims out of the tub and make them do something else to raise their fun. Why is he doing this when there is a billiards table and exercycle in the house?
Awwww! Hello Violet. *sad* I have never seen a pregnant ghost before in my game. I have always managed to avoid that. I think I will bring her back if the family gets a genie lamp or a reaper phone. I can't leave her like this. Doesn't she look sad??
Come on now Marty! Dont' you know that machine can kill you? I am telling you, this machine has such a high fun factor Sims can't stay off it.
Accomplishments this round: LTW for Marty - Law
Why did I do this? Well, for a variety of reasons. I have started noticing things in the game that usually spells impending doom for the hood, that not even backing up the game will fix. Missing icons, corrupted memories, lifte time wants changing, pregnancies disappearing......visiting Sims popping to different places on a couple of my lots. I think this hood is on borrowed time, honestly.
I checked the character folder, and there are 1,288 Sims in this hood. That is alot. I reached the maximum number of folders at Photobucket allowed in an album...200. I had to start using another user account I have with them. And, it takes six months to do one round. !!! There are now 37 playable lots in Prosperity Falls. Can you imagine, if Violet wasn't supposed to die naturally for 6 more rounds, that is 3 more years of play for me in this hood. I don't think so. I waited too late to start downsizing. It would take so long for the downsizing to have any affect at all.
I am getting ready to graduate out 42 Sims from University here in the next two or three Uni plays. How many more lots is that added to the hood? Yes, some of the Sims will end up in lots already established. Really, I already have enough lots I am really not interested in playing.
I have two more structured entries I am going to make for this hood. One will be the Uni round which is due to be played next. That will take me a while to play it. The next blog entry will answer many questions about the Mission, and tie that up. I don't want to leave anyone hangin'.
The main reason I did this? I not only work full time, but I am also a full time college student. I enrolled in classes at the local junior college so I can capture an associates in business adiministration. I don't talk bout this much with my simming friends, but I have not only been passed over for promotions at my job because I am not 'educated' but I have also been made to train the people who were promoted, to better prepare them for their new jobs. That just smacks of politics. I am sick of it.
This term is very easy for me. I go to school 4 nights a week 5:30 to 9:30. I tested out of one of my classes this six weeks, so I get to come home at 7:30. That is why I have still been able to Sim these last few weeks. Next term will be harder, I will have to sit through both classes. No simming time.
At any rate, after the next two entries, I honestly do not know if I will make any more. I still plan to play the Falls as long as I can, when ever I have time. Will I blog? I don't know. We will see.