Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Bostics, Week 18/Doesn't The Cowplant Eat People Anymore?


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DOESN'T THE COWPLANT EAT PEOPLE ANYMORE?


Lot: Bostic Homestead - Andre, Yasika, Zeon, Trudy, Shalanta and dogs Mary Lou and Leroy

Last Visit: The Big Skeleton in the Bostic Closet Zeon's Aunt Dovie to the cure for Vampirism so she could have her Grim party, which meant there was lots of reminiscing about her past. About how she sold her baby on the adoption market. Twins Briah and Braelen grew to teen and left for University, and sweet baby Shalanta was born, thanks to Risk Woo Hoo. I really did not want any more children in this house, however Shalanta turned out to be such a sweet Sim. You will see why.

Hello everybody, and welcome to round 18 in Prosperity Falls. Hmmm....Round 18? LOL! I can't believe it. At any rate, there are a couple of things I am going to be doing differently starting with this round. I have adopted something in my layout here that I see in Prosperty Point. (Yeah, I am talkin' about your blog, Rachel). I am going to post a moniker of the family at the start of the round, then a moniker of the family at the end of the round. So the reader can see the difference in the family make up. The reason is this: I am also changing the length of time I play the families. In Round 17, I doubled my play in university from one year a round to two years a round. I realized to keep things balanced, I needed to do the same in the neighborhood, or the hood would overpopulate really quickly. So now I play two weeks a round in the hood. Ah ok.

Here we are at the home the founding family for the Bostics. The oldest and richest family in Prosperity Falls. Yup. The this is the richest lot. They have everything a Sim could ever want. But, they are the same as anyone else in the Falls. They might have money...but Death visits them too......


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Zeon's family tree. Zeon is a Popularity Sim with an LTW to become a Celebrity Chef, which has been met. He switched to the Dance career. He now wants to have 20 simultaneous pet best friends. I don't think so. He has stayed in the Dance Career and is now a World Class Ballet Dancer.

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Trudy's family tree. Trudy is a Popularity Sim with an LTW to become a Hall of Famer, which was met. Then she wanted to become Mayor, accomplished. Now she wants the same as her husband, 20 simultaneous pet best friends. Again, I don't think so.

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Zeon Bostic here, making another entry in this journal. The Bostics are moving right on up the prosperity ladder. Trudy and I purchased a helicopter, keep it on a helipad on the back of the lot. Since Trudy has political aspirations we thought she should look the part.

It was time for Shalanta's birthday, and the twins Braelen and Briah came home from University for the party.



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Andre and his grandson Braelen




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Beautiful Briah


Also attending the party was Shalanta's aunt and uncles from the Bostic side of the family....don't know about the Strickland side. None of them showed up. Ya'd think they would come around, being so family focused and all. At any rate the rest of the attendees to the birthday party were:



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KeyKel Bostic




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Raleigh and Java Jan




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Grandma Ramey decided to make an appearance and scared me half to death...dad didn't even register that anything was going on at all. (editor...there are so many snapdragons in this house, nobody's needs ever go low enough to be scared to death.)



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It was really great to have all my children and my brothers and sister around for this party. KeyWon didn't come though. Said something about training his dogs. He sure is dedicated to his dogs, that is for sure.



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Mom was exhausted, and went to bed early. She missed most of the party.



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Briah and KeyWon found dad's cowplant to be extremely interesting....



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Briah got a little close....



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I realized the commotion going on outside, so I rushed out to feed him before he swallowed anyone whole. (editor - Doesn't the cowplant eat people anymore? Several people approached it, and it never ate anyone. It would just blow air out it's nose like it was disguisted, and stick the cake back out. I was hoping for a good peice of storyline here.)



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After going outside to look at the cowplant, KeyWon came back in the house and started tickling the ivory. Raliegh started to sing...



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and sweet Shalanta started to sing and dance too. She was such a sweet baby. Did I say was? My girl has already left for univeristy. Yeah, I know it has been a long while since I made a journal entry. Being that she is my baby, I really didn't take much time to write in this thing. I tried to spend my time with her. Trudy is too old to have any more children now.



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There was lots of joking and merrymaking.



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Dad made the rounds and talked to each one of us, seperately. He had some sort of little nugget of knowledge to pass on. It was almost as if he knew time was short.



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But I think the person who had the most fun was the Birthday Girl, my baby, Shalanta.



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The party was over with, and over the months Shalanta continued to grow up. I was home during the day with her while Trudy was at the office, and we would play together.



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Her favorite thing to do outside was to ride the pony that dad had installed for her. Yeah, I guess we spoiled her some.



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One day my brother Raleigh and his wife Sarah came over to visit. Mom and Sarah had a nice long talk. It is like she had knowledge to pass along too, like dad did at Shalanta's party. Sarah was just completely bewildered by the whole thing. Mom was saying stuff like Prosperity Falls had been invaded by aliens...and they were having babies with our citizens. HAHA! How could that be....

King: Apparently he doesn't remember a thing.

Queen: No, he doesn't.

Xuan: Who doesn't remember? What?

King: Hello?

Xuan: Hello?

Queen: That's enough! You don't want to egg this on
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Sarah found Raleigh and told him what mom had said, and he told her just to brush it off. Because of mom's age...she watched alot of scifi on television. Must have picked up that story from there.



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Well life went on. Our dogs MaryLou and Leroy became the proud doggie parents of three pups. I immediately called the animal adoption services and had them picked up. Mom was starting to show an interest in them and I didn't want her getting attached. I didn't want any more dogs around.



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Dad spent his days working on his workbench...



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Mom spent time with Shalanta....



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And they paid plenty of attention to each other. Mom and dad were crazy about each other.



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Soon it was time another birthday for Shalanta. My brother KeyWon managed to make it to this party. I gave him a present. I presented him with a water wiggler for his dogs so he wouldn't have to spend so much time bathing all six of them. I had been spending some time on the toy making bench. I have a gold badge in toymaking now, and am working on robotics, like dad. I am up to silver on that one. Anyway, Key was really happy to receive the wiggler.



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Dad arranged for a really nice present for Shalanta...the had the matchmaker woman drop off a lamp right on her birthdate.



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She made a wish on it right away, and wished for peace of mind. What would a child want with peace of mind?? (editor - I didn't know this would give her platinum aspiration forever! Now what is the point of trying for her LTW?)



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Then shortly after Shal's birthday dad passed away.



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Of course mom was beside herself....



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She would stand for long periods of time in front of the painting I had done and just stare at it.



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She started telling her crazy alien stories to anybody who would listen. Trudy was getting concerned and I told her to let it go. Mom was being harmless. Who was going to listen to an 83 year old woman anyway?



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Dad had built a sentry bot, and it was going after almost anybody who walked by the house.



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Poor Vermillion Capehart!

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Since Shalanta had grown up and was attending school, it was time to get her in private school. I called my old friend, Korey Jitmakusol over to do an informal visit. (editor - HUH? A hug? This is the first time I had ever seen the headmaster hug on a vist. So I check Zeon's relationship panel....They were at 60/100, and were best friends. I guess Zeon knew Jitmakusol from when he was admitted into private school, and managed to keep the relationship up.)



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Here are the benefits from having your best friend come over to do the headmaster visit. Just a hug gave 30 schmooze points!



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Trudy showed Korey around the house, then we all had a nice dinner.



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Korey enjoyed his visit and allowed Shalanta into his private school. Just as he made the announcement, he began having personal problems....



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Trudy did not know what to do, scared her half to death. But Korey managed to make a hasty exit from the house, apologizing profusely.



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The next morning, Shalanta left for school with a huge smile on her face, sporting her private school uniform.



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Since Shalanta was gone all day at school now, I spent my time working on the robot bench, and capturing butterflies. I would give mom the butterflies to entertain her for a while, when her dog Leroy was at work, or sleeping.



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Shalanta would come home from school every just the same way as when she left. With a big smile on her face. (editor - that kid was ALWAYS smiling. So at this point, I decide to take a look at her personality.)



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Ah...no wonder. The Falls had gotten so many meanies lately, I found this to be refreshing. I decided then that I loved this little girl.



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She would often bring home friends from school. This is Jarrod Cox, son of Kennedy and Veronica (Capehart) Cox.



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Mom would have after school snack every day with Shal. That was good for both of them.



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The one day, mom went outside to let the butterflies go that I had brought her just an hour before. That was her habit. She said they were too beautiful to be held captive.



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She then rose her face to the sun to breath in the clean country air....



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And she passed away. I cannot even describe it. Her dog Leroy was first to come to her aid.



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Leroy was mom's dog. He wailed for the longest time...



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I rubbed his belly a little, and assured him that we were all sad, and would miss mom. But we were still a family and that was that. I took him for a walk, to help the process a little.



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Eventually life started getting back to normal. Trudy started spending more time with Leroy playing fetch. He was used to doing that with mom.



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Shalanta got used to coming home and eating after school snack with either me, or a friend. After snack time, Shal and her friends would play on the playground equipment dad had installed in the back yard.



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Tigerlilly Capehart




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Eventually, it was birthday time for Shal again. She dressed up in her finest dress, declaring that she was going to be a grown up now, and she wanted to look her best.



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She did look good indeed, as a teenager. I cannot believe I am the father of a beautiful girl such as she. First there was beautiful Briah, and now Shalanta.



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Believe me, it didn't take much improvement!



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Leroy and Mary Lou blessed us with another pup, and it went right to the adoption agency.



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And Trudy helped Shalanta with skills that she would need to get through university successfully. By the time it was time for my baby to leave, she had topped every single skill she would need.



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And then she left for university. See you later honey.

So that is what has been going on in the Bostic homestead lately. I will write more soon.


HAUNTINGS




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Marquez Bostic, founder of the Bostic Family all those eons ago. It is a wonder his grave is still intact after 4 years of real life play, and multiple moves.

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Pachionetta Bostic, daughter of Marquez. CAS Sim, she was single forever, never married.

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Ramey Bostic, daughter of Marquez. She had an affair with Romance Sim Ricky What's His Name that resulted in Andre.

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And then of course, here is Dovie, daughter of Ramey...yeah...Ramey had an affair with Lucas Turner from Uni. Dovie passed away in round 17.

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Left to right, back row: Marquez Bostic, Ramey Bostic, Pachionetta Bostic. Front row: Andre Bostic, Yasika Bostic, Dovie Bostic.


ODD PICS OUT:




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Trudy is now The (A) Mayor

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Shalanta grows to child

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Mary Lou reaches the top of her career.

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