Well hello and welcome back! So our last entry had us getting starting with the second generation of this challenge. We talked about my messed up goals and what I was going to do in order to make up for it. After looking at it, I might have bit off more than I can chew, but we’ll see how we do. Let’s start by taking a quick look at what we need to do this generation besides the three pregnancies.
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)
So last entry we got 2 of the required collections done. We still have a lot of work to do on the buried treasure collection, but we’ll keep working on it. So Olive and her siblings are all still and home and will remain there for the time being. She will be working on completing the potion aspiration, which falls in nature.
We start with Brook working on a painting. For the Stylist path of the career she needs a good amount of painting, photography, charisma, and writing. Might as well get her going on upping those skills as I can, although more work will be needed on charisma.
Desiree enjoys dancing the Selvadorada dances and she is getting good at it. She is very close to completing the Renaissance Sim aspiration, and for as much as I would love to keep her around forever, her time is getting short.
One of the last skill she needs to get up to a level 8 is the gardening. The garden has gotten bigger and if I was keeping her around I would probably have her do a garden, but we have other heirs that need to complete nature aspirations, so they might be the best options.
I’m not entirely sure I remember what this picture was taken for. You can see that we still have a long way to go on the buried treasure, and we need to get started on that soon.
Desiree finishes raising up her fitness level to level 8, which just leave gardening and logic I believe for her to complete. She is so close!
I decided to use Brook for gaining handiness, and I can’t remember if I mentioned that before or not, but I did. So she is going around working on making updates on everything to not only keep them from breaking as often, but then to add things to make them better. I probably won’t do the self-cleaning so the spell casters have an early easy spell to use.
Brook continues to work her photograph skill by taking random pictures of her sisters, the scenery and other items. I can see why this skill is considered a bit of a pain to have to complete, as it builds fairly slowly, although I use filters and poses, flash and not flash a lot.
Orca takes Rosa on another date to a beach on the other side of the islands and we are hoping things go well enough to get a girlfriend. She is going to need many more after this, and she is going to be meeting people as she can.
The date went great, as you can see and not only does Orca get her first kiss but she gets a girlfriend to boot. The girls had a good time playing around on the beach.
Orca decides to “seduce” Rosa, and that simple act attracted a couple of other onlookers. Orca introduces herself to these two guys as they might be needed for additional romances later.
The date ends, and Orca has completed milestone one of her aspiration. I haven’t ever done this aspiration so it’s kind of fun to try it out, although it does take some effort for sure.
Before hurrying home before curfew is up Orca greets this guy who was one of the ones eyeing her on her date with Rosa. She doesn’t need to have anything more than a bit of casual fun so we aren’t really worried about who they are.
It was also important to get home because it was time for the twins birthday’s to adulthood. Yes, this means all of the Comic kids so far are finally going to be YA. They don’t really look much different of course, although I might give them another outfit at some point. For now, however, Oceana adds Perfectionist to her traits, and Orca adds Lazy.
The weekend brings water fun for the whole family. They all head out and enjoy the water. Orca naps on the canoe that floats out there while the rest are swimming. I’m tempted to turn someone into a mermaid at some point, but not sure yet.
Autumn is finally at level 5 in writing and is able to write her non-fiction book (that is required for family scrapbook.) As a note, one of the pictures of Olive that Brook took before is hanging on the wall as well, so first generation is complete. I felt like this was a fun way to title it and we will keep them in the bookcases.
Everyone who know the repair spell was engaged, and Brook was at work, so when noon rolled around Desiree worked on repairing the shower. It took her until just have 1 PM to finish it, so I went ahead and didn’t stop her.
Orca needs to meet more people, as she needs to kiss 10 sims eventually, so we have her start the latest yard sale where we sell extra jungle artifacts and seashells. It works out and Orca meets a lot of new people.
Now why are these three standing around chatting you might ask? Well, they all have one major thing in common, besides being sisters. They are the three spellcasters that were born in the family. This can mean one thing.
That’s right it was a trip to the magical realm. Oceana hadn’t yet been there, and needed to visit to complete her first milestone. After searching for tomes, and chatting with people some shopping was done. Once the shopping was finished it was time to head home.
Back at home, while the others are getting back, Brook and Desiree work some logic. Desiree is super close to finishing it, and while Brook doesn’t need it specifically, she can chat and work charisma.
Orca throws a house party to bring over some of the people she has met and see if she can get friendly with some of them. At the moment she needs charisma and to get 3 first kisses. She is also buying the Great Kisser trait as there is no way I’m going to have her working charisma the “hard way” when she has to do so much kissing.
The good ol’ trick of taking pictures of and with gets Orca friends with this girl right away. I cannot fully remember her name, but I think it’s something Me’lai or something like that. Unless I’m mixing up my names.
By the end of the party she was accepting flirts and in a good enough move to give Orca her second first kiss. In looking ahead at the aspiration she needs a strong romantic relationship with 3 people, and like 8 girlfriends/boyfriends.
So Orca puts a little more effort into the relationship, and before she leaves for the night we have a strong romance and a second girlfriend. We realize that while Rosa is still marked as a girlfriend, she is still a teen, and therefore cannot get a stronger connection with Orca right now.
That feels like a good place to stop this update for now. Our next post will happen during SimNaNo and so we will be trying to get on average about 1800 words a post (so far I’m failing miserably at writing that much, but we’ll see how it goes,) and about 36 pictures, so we’ll start keeping a total and hope for the best. I might have to sneak in an extra post, but we’ll see.