Comic Summer: Post 2.01

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Hello and welcome to a new generation of Comic Summer! Hard to believe less than a month ago we started this and are now going into generation 2. Now before I go any further I have to make a quick note of something.

I totally broke the rules for Matriarch and On Ley, Not the Lonely Mini-Challenges. So while I will leave the Ley Lines as a lot trait, I will not be able to collect those points. I also almost missed that Autumn needs to write a book for Family Scrapbook. So we still need to get that done for her. So to make up for my not reading the rules well enough, I’m instead going to work on trying to complete some of the following:

Workaholics Anonymous (15 Points)
Top any 10 career tracks with any combination of household members

Aspirational Family (20 Points)
Complete all aspirations available to you at least once!

Tricks of the Trade (20 Points)
Max all skills at least once with any combination of household members!

With that out of the way, let’s look at what Olive is going to have to do.

Generation One Requirements

  • IL: Complete a Nature aspiration
  • JA: Go to Selvadorada to find a spouse
  • JA: Build a relic and use it on someone outside of the family
  • RoM: Become a spellcaster
  • FS: Write a Non-Fiction novel

  • IL: Keep Sulani clean (ongoing)
  • IL: Complete Buried Treasure collection (ongoing)
  • IL: Complete Seashell collection (ongoing)
  • JA: Complete Ancient Artifact collection (ongoing)
  • RoM: Win a duel against all 3 sages (ongoing)

I decided to separate out the “requirements” and the “continuing” items so it’s easier to see what is and isn’t needed. So beyond Autumn needing to finish her book, Olive will need to continue the collections, keep Sulani clean, and work towards beating the sages as she can, but then she needs to complete a nature aspiration, write her own book, and build and use a relic. She was born a spellcaster, so we can already mark that off.

Olive finishes up her birthday party by talking with Father Winter. Olive is Bi, so she will be on the look out for guys or girls that she is interested in. I actually have some plans for her and the rest of the spares. I am going to use them to try and get through some aspirations and jobs. Orca will probably stay around until I can get through her aspiration, if I can, and Brook will try and get through a career. Blossom and Oceana are likely going to stay for a bit and help Olive with her kids.

Olive then sits down with her mom’s and someone she has liked grown to call her aunt. Her elder style choice leaves a little to be desired, but she has been around for forever and a friend of the family.

So Brook needs to work the photography skill. Now I don’t mind photography for gaining friends, but I can see what people aren’t huge fans of building up the skill. It is a bit annoying. Still, we are building up decently quickly. I should have her go take Olive’s picture, so we can get it on the wall.

Oceana and Orca are still teens, so they have to continue to work on their homework. They have A’s already, but multiple days before growing up, so to keep the A’s, they continue homework.

Autumn still needs to get the rest of the logic needed to complete her career. You can see, in the background that Olive is starting to work on her potion aspiration. Desiree is still working on getting skills to level 8. She has 2 at 8 already, and then I think 4 at 7, and 1 at 6. So we are getting closer and closer.

Two of our spellcasters are working on learning some spells. The others are having to watch some TV to get some fun in their lives. Apparently school, cleaning up the beach, and work are not fun for some reason.

Orca having the serial romantic aspiration we need to get her a girlfriend or boyfriend. When she said she wanted to bring a friend home from school I said yes. It’s a Pancake. I can’t remember her first name right now.

In order to get them up to a good friendship Orca spends some time taking pictures of her…..Eliza maybe? She’s not the prettiest sim, but we don’t have to marry her, we just need a day eventually.

After the picture taking, they share a selfie together. Of course, Oceana chose that time to come home from work, so she photo bombs them. So far there is not romance between these two, but I’ve got to get started if we are going to get through it.

Brook: *mmrgh, mmrgh* *slurrrp*

Desiree: Just keep playing your game Des, don’t pay attention to your daughter.

Olive: Could she be eating any louder….focus on Blossom

Blossom: Geez Brook! Could you maybe slurp those noodles a little quieter.

Brook needs to start painting, and since we placed an easel between the kids drawing desks we send her up to do a classic painting. I love that this little horse is “classic.” It’s too funny to me, but she gets the skill levels easily.

Autumn is able to finally get the Master of Marine Affairs promotion and is level 10 now. That maxes out our first career. Only 9 more to go if we want those points. Autumn can now focus on writing to get that book done for the Family Scrapbook.

We do have some fun, good news though. The artifact collection is done. Autumn, and Brook to, was able to uncover an entire collection. This is super exciting, although we have a lot of artifacts still to uncover and authenticate.

Blossom being in the writing career as high as she is means she has gotten a couple of inspirational stuff already. Both Blossom and Brook are working on writing as both need it for their careers.

Olive has chosen her familiar, at least for now. Little Spot, I believe I called him, is her frog familiar. These are our three spellcaster’s as well, outside of Autumn of course. Blossom has been able to get her level up a fair amount, but Oceana has a long way to go. I still need to take her to the magical realm.

So Autumn began to write books, and one of the things she can write are travel books. I thought the title of this one was perfect and I had to have Autumn write it.

Autumn, within about one day has reached the level 4 of writing, which means she just needs one more level before she can write the family history. That means we still need to take a picture of Olive, but then the Family Scrapbook on track.

It’s new skill day, so everyone works on upgrading skills that they can to reach the goal. Oceana takes on handiness so she can fix the toilet at noon while her mom and sister magically fixed the rest of the broken things in the house.

Orca brings over Rosa Pancakes (which is her name) and gives her a rose and starts the flirting. We need 2 days and a girlfriend, so Rosa it is. The look on Desiree’s face makes it look like she’s not happy about this, and Oceana doesn’t either. Autumn is trying to pay no attention.

We have added a restaurant to Sulani. Thank you Wyldhawke for the lovely restaurant for the one beach location. It’s wonderful to have one. When we arrive, we notice this red sea shell and realized it’s the final one needed for the collection, so Orca grabs it and completes our second collection.

Back to her date Rosa and Orca go inside and reach a gold date in no time. They share a mea and then head home before Orca gets grounded for breaking curfew. Rosa will become her girlfriend next time.

So that is going to wrap up this entry for today. Next time we will see the twins grow up into YA, hopefully Desiree and Orca can finish their aspirations, and we will probably take another trip to the magical realm. Thanks for joining us!

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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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