EPIC Tripp: Sound of Music – 2.01

Warp 1 | Rules | Post 2.02

If you have been following along with this EPIC challenge, welcome to generation 2! If you are brand new to this challenge then welcome, but you may consider starting back in generation 1, which was also known as the Garden of Eden generation. It starts here if you are interested in that.

Generation 2: Sound of Music

  • Heir must choose between Music or Painting careers.
  • Spouse may work in any of the listed jobs the heir did not choose, or culinary or gardening.
  • Starting with the sims of generation 2, if the heir or spouse masters the painting skill, walls and floors may be any material. If this generation doesn’t complete this, it will be up to future generations to gain the necessary skill.
  • Starting with the sims of generation 2, if the heir or spouse masters the handiness skill, thermostats are unlocked. If this generation doesn’t complete this, it will be up to future generations to gain the necessary skill.
  • Once heir reaches the top of the music or painting careers, radios are able to be purchased and used.

    Gen 2 Mini Challenge:
  • Make at least 1,000 simoleans by busking. +3 points

Those are our rules for Belle Tripp and this new generation. While Belle grew up she gained a fair amount of traits and was decently successful (especially for my first TS4 baby). After growing up the first thing we start being on the look out for is a man for Belle.

He will need be go into painting, culinary, or gardening as Belle will be entering the music career herself. It took me a few moments to realize there wasn’t a “music” career specifically, buy rather entertainment, which funny enough was what Johnny was in when he first joined the family.

Heir must choose between Music or Painting careers.

Any young adult male we see Belle goes and talks to. This guy seems nice and he lives in a slightly different neighborhood in the same world, which means visiting him is a piece of cake.

We head to where this guy lives and he isn’t home, so instead we keep an eye out for anyone else who might be interesting. Then Belle meats this guy, Francis Gamez. They hit it off much better than Belle had with anyone else.

They spend some time cloud gazing with each other and then Belle asks him on an official date. He says yes and they head to the bar in town to share some drinks.

The date went well, but they haven’t built up quite enough to move further than this. We do see he appears to be a pizza delivery guy from his outfit though. He does not live in town, however, so we have to hope he visits again soon.

Back and home Kiana and Johnny are preparing to celebrate a special day. It will be their second ever birthday celebration with a cake. Kiana made the cake herself out of strawberries. I’m not completely sure I’m ready to watch Kiana get older, but it’s time.

Kiana: Ooof, my back is giving out.

All those years of fixing the toilet and gardening I guess are taking their toll aren’t they?

Kiana: Yeah, I’m getting older, but I have done my part for this family. They have a lovely garden, a large home and they are parepared to move into the future.

I’m not really ready to let you get old yet.

Kiana: Fiddlesticks! You can’t stop growing old, plus, my Johnny is already grey.

I know he is, but it hasn’t seemed like THAT long ago you were meeting.

Kiana: Are you serious? Honey, you watched us raise Belle from a little baby to this full grown woman!

Yes, yes, again, I know, but time works a little differently for me. It’s exciting and sad to see so many years just fly by for you.

Kiana: Well I’ve lived my happy life. I have a good husband, a beautiful daughter, even if she is a little handful, and I hope to see my grand baby. I’ve been happy here.

You can see the collection of fish growing on the wall behind the couple. They are getting quite a few fish, but it’s going to be up to future generations to probably completely finish the collection.

After a restful night for our now elderly couple, a new day dawns bright and full of promise. Belle doesn’t work until the evening so while we set the family about some daily tasks, we keep a look out for anyone in a pizza delivery shirt. Finally we spot Francis and have Belle run out to great him.

After some general flirting and talking Belle moves in for the moment of truth. A first kiss…

Everyone seems to be in a really good mood, so we decide to take our chances. I don’t want to risk this guy leaving the world and never coming back, or having a family.

He says yes, and Francis moves in. We learn he is even a better pick then we realized. Not only is he an art lover but his aspiration is in family and he wants to have a successful lineage. Now, due to his food working ways apparently we decide to have him join culinary. It will give us a way to use all the fruits and veggies that Kiana has been harvesting for years.

  • Spouse may work in any of the listed jobs the heir did not choose, or culinary or gardening.

Francis, very happy with the sudden turns in his life, heads to buy a little drink at the drink stand right across the street from the house. You might notice in the picture above there are decorations out for winter fest. It’s almost time.

Before winter fest arrives however, Kiana and Francis decide not to wait for some big party. It was good enough for Kiana and Johnny, it’s good enough for Belle. They get married right in the kitchen of the house.

I believe these two will be very fun to watch raise a child, hopefully a daughter, and work their way up the music and culinary careers. Belle has already gotten promoted up to C-Lister and practices her violin often.

She has also bought a practice one for home, and has started carrying her violin with her to allow her to perform in public. She is getting better and better and could even serenade her husband if she would like.

That feels like a good place to end this update. Next time it’s winter fest and we see if Belle and Francis get started on the next generation right away.

Warp 1 | Rules | Post 2.02

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I have been playing sims since TS1 and even played a little bit of the PS2 version and the mobile versions over time. Once I discovered challenges for TS2 I never looked back. I love the sims, the families I've been able to make, and play through the years and connecting with people about them. I work from home doing Salesforce Data Validation for my company, have 2 cats I adore and have a million hobbies I feel like I will never have time to completely explore.

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