EPIC Tripp: Crossroads – 5.05

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Well hello and welcome back to the EPIC Tripp. Last time we had lots of birthdays. Frank grew into a child, Miranda and Abby became adults. There were promotions and we are hoping Abby can top the criminal career before she and Miranda are elders so we can have a little girl.

Generation 5 – Crossroads: Criminal vs Law Enforcement

  • If heir(ess) chooses the Criminal career track
    • Every child born afterwards will need to be given the Evil trait, until a future heir(ess) (generation 9) reaches the top of the secret agent career.
    • Once heir reaches top of criminal track, couples can have as many children as they want, because they’re used to breaking the law anyway.
    • Proceed to Generation 6-b

As a quick glance, we are still working on getting Abby to the too as I mentioned before, which will unlock multiple children. So far Frank has gotten the Evil trait, and we do not have any other goals this generation.

We are going to start with Miranda at her latest gig. Things start off with her co-worker ok, but they decline quickly. I don’t think Miranda is much for acting with others.

You may recall last time Miranda convinced the hair and make-up girl to be her forever assistant, as well as wardrobe girl. She is a hassle and when the make up doesn’t go well the first time Miranda is quick to call into question if she has what it takes. Still, she pays well.

Miranda shrinks her co-worker. It’s supposed to be flirting, but it looks more to me like Miranda is making her week in the knees with her stare. Whatever looks good on camera I guess.

Miranda does well and that is the last time she goes to work. We now have a glitch. She can audition, but never gets the option to go to the gig. I was reading up on it, and it’s apparently a thing, but supposed to have something to do with travel. I made sure to not travel anywhere, or follow Zygo to his job and still didn’t get the option. So Miranda and joined a new talent agency and picked an entirely different part to see if we can get her going again.

Back at home Frank is working on his aspirations. I have no idea if the girls will have a chance to have another kid this gen, so I am operating under the assumption that Frank is our newest heir.

Zygo, while out in the garden, gets called to meet the aliens. Thank goodness he is a elder and can’t accidentally bring home a new kid. This seems to be because of his work tasks of contacting aliens.

This picture, amazingly enough holds all but the starting generation of the EPIC. You have Belle’s ghost dancing (gen 2), Lindsey’s ghost eating some food (gen 3), Lara eating some food (gen 4), You can just make out Abby beach coming through the window (gen 5), and then Frank, our currently gen 6. The only gen of this entire challenge missing is our founder, Kiana.

The next night is the men who are out and about. This looks like Ferdinando and I believe that is Francis as well. Of course Zygo is bonding with the bees so this is 3 generations of spouses. Only Johnny and Miranda missing.

Zygo is “invited” back to visit the aliens again. He is getting so close to finishing the science career. I’m not going to give either he or Lara any additional youth potion. They either reach their goals or they don’t.

Of course, right as I say that, it’s HarvestFest and Lara wants to leave us. I can’t do another sad holiday! NOT YET LARA.

Miranda is the first to notice and gasps. Zygo knows just what to do. This is what death flowers are for after all. Lara is brought back and no one needs to have a sad HarvestFest.

Since he didn’t get a soul today, Grim decides to go out and play with the cowplant…..I can’t remember his name now.

Mirana: Cornelius

Oh right, thanks Miranda.

The whole family, including Patchy, sits down to a grand meal. Then I remember Abby is a vegetarian and she made a grand breakfast. Oh well, she will deal with it today. Sorry Abby, I really am, I for some reason actually thought the breakfast was safe.

Afterwards, because apparently feeling sick for eating meat means cake is the solution, Abby goes and gets herself munched on by Cornelius. Luckily she is spit back out. You know Cornelius, you might not want to bite the hand that feeds you, or the evil one married to her.

Back inside and fairly oblivious to the near demise of Abby the rest of the family chats, dances, and cleans. It’s tough to get Abby up the criminal track since she only works 2 or 3 days a week.

Grandma is on-site to give the monster under the bed what for. I have not had monster scares this bad….well ever in this challenge I don’t think. Lindsey was probably the worst with her squeamish trait, but Belle just made friends with it.

After putting a stop to the monster, Lara takes one final look at the sky. Belle is there this time to mourn her passing and bring her into the afterlife. We shall see you again Lara.

Abby was at work when her mom passed, and while she is sad when she comes home, she also got promoted, so that gives her a bit of a boost. Look at that, 3 days a week. Even working hard she is going to need to a whole week, at least, to get promoted.

It’s the day of the Flea Market and everyone decides some time out the house might do them some good. So out we head. Sadly no one is selling anything interesting and no posters are available.

I send everyone else home and have Abby hit up some of the other areas of town and she manages to find a couple of posters that haven’t yet been taken to add to our collection.

Back at home, Miranda just needs to mentor someone on the guitar. Frank, who I apparently missed the picture of, has already maxed Whiz Kid and is working on Artistic Prodigy, cannot be mentored on the guitar sadly. So instead he plays the piano.

The day before his birthday he completes this aspiration as well. He only has about 1/2 the scouting badges so far, and he cannot seem to make any headway on the Good Deeds badge.

Frank misses his grandma. He and Zygo are the two who mourn her death the most. Miranda didn’t seem overly affected by it at all. So grandson and grandpa comfort each other.

Then it’s time for WinterFest. Happy WinterFest to all! Presents are opened, decorations are hung, and Abby cooks an acceptable grand meal. In the middle of all of these we got a call that the Spring Fling Bunny wanted to come over, that’s him in the blue sweater.

It also happens to be Frank’s birthday today. Happy Birthday Frank! He’s a teen now and has added Creative to go with his Evil trait. He gets Mentally and Creatively gifted and he goes for Nerd Brain for his aspiration.

That feels like a good place to end this update. Zygo is so close to a promotion, I thin he might max science before he leaves us, and Abby still needs 2 more promotions to max out the criminal track. Hopefully Miranda will be able to get back to acting soon.

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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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