Comic Summer: Post 2.08

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SimNaNo Entry #6

You’re back again? Well thanks for continuing on with us through this crazy challenge. I realized we are over 1/2 way, or right about 1/2 way really, through this challenge. It’s crazy to believe. Let’s not dilly dally today and get right into the goals.

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)

  • Have 3 pregnancies each generation (5 of 9)
  • Workaholics (1 of 10 careers topped)
  • Tricks of the Trade (9 of 40 skills mastered)
  • Aspirational Family (9 of 30 aspirations competed)

We actually made some progress last entry. Olive put together a relic and used it on someone, we had the handiness skill get maxed and a couple of aspirations completed. Where are we at now you ask? Especially since I hinted at an eventual entry, well let’s get to it.

We start with Lily and Lavender become the best of friends, forever. This gets Lavender over that initial milestone and now she will need to meet kids and start making lots of friends.

Then it’s off to the magical realm. With Oceana finishing up her magic levels she was able to unlock the skill for dueling and I think it might help her win some against the sages. So she goes and says hi to our friend, the practical magic sage and challenge her to a duel. Where Oceana loses soundly.

It takes two more tries to have Oceana beat her, but she does, gripping her with magical energy. The sage of mischief is next and it only takes Oceana one try to take her down as well. The sage of untamed magic (or maybe I have those two switched, but either way) takes a couple of tries, but he is soon beaten as well. That’s all three sages beaten in a duel.

As you might have noticed in the slide show, Olive was also there, back in her gown. Not sure why, specifically, but this what she wears now apparently. She tried to take on a sage, but got beaten. She is just a fraction of the way away from the top level of magic herself so she practices and practices.

Until she also completes her aspiration. That is the nature aspiration out of the way, and to take it’s place Olive gets the Big Happy Family aspiration. Hopefully this will work out for her.

So I was pretty sure I got a picture of it, but apparently not, so when Oceana gets back from the magical realm we find little Petunia has grown up into a toddler. We get started potty training her right away since she is a bad apple and I can’t see what she needs or has at any point.

Here is little Petunia after her make-over. She is a cute little thing but is not a spellcaster. She rolled Silly as her trait, which is better than Clingy for a bad apple I think. She has green as her primary color, even those that shirt is white.

Olive reads to the girls. I’m not sure what is happening with Lavender in this picture, but her face is priceless. Olive reads to the girls for a couple of hours each which helps Lily with her aspiration. All the books they read were written by aunt Blossom.

Olive continues to work out and find her clothes fitting looser and looser. She has made quite the dramatic difference in her weight, although I cannot remember if it was fast enough for her resolution. Still, she’s looking good and feeling good.

Then it’s time for Olive’s birthday. The cake turned out pretty badly, but it doesn’t need to look nice specifically for Olive, and so she goes and blow the candles out to become a full adult. Oceana had her’s last time and it took me a moment to figure out why this seemed wrong. Olive is technically the middle child, but with her pregnancies Oceana went past her.

Then it’s skill, skill, skill time for the family. Fabiana has been studying vampire lore and sits out on the beach chair to read more. Little Lily is working on her whiz kid aspiration by experimenting with the science station, and Blossom, I decided, would work on the wellness skill, and starts doing yoga.

Not to be outdone by any of her siblings, Oceana also maxes out the programing skill. The next things she will focus on is video gaming as she needs that for her job as well. I keep hoping the girls will finish up their careers but so far no such luck. I’ll keep trying though!

Then Oceana goes on a bit of a “fun” spree. She goes to help Petunia up the slide, but then glitches and refuses to go help her actually slide, so Petunia is sad. Then she goes up to the upper floor we added to the house and plays on the game mat, which she breaks. Then she goes to play on the computer and talk to her mom, who is out haunting tonight, and breaks Blossom’s computer. Thanks Oceana, great help.

I might not be able to see for sure what all her skills are, but enough notifications like this and I can keep track of how Penunia is doing. She is right on track to reach Happy Toddler at least.

Brook needs to go view art for her aspiration, so out she heads to look at some art. We bring Blossom with us, and then realize I made this mistake again. It’s art in a regular museum, not an art museum. I always mix that up for some reason. So we head to the regular museum.

While at this museum Blossom gets asked for a selfie, which just about blows me over as it took Kynzie in my Name Game MUCH longer to get selfies. I think this gives her two, as someone else asked outside.

Then the two decide to hit the gym right next door. Neither have been working out like Olive has been, and while they grew up swimming I’ve kept them pretty busy and not working on fitness, but they take a little time, and this might be where Blossom got asked for the other selfie. I can’t remember now.

Petunia has stared asking to do flash card from just about anyone who can. So both Blossom and Fabiana are more than willing to do flash cards with her. This helps Petunia work on her thinking easily.

That evening we get haunted by Deisree again, who is actually in a good mood for once coming out. The family talks to Deisree and Lavender spends time getting closer with her aunts and grandma.

Olive goes out and starts trying to fish. She has been swimming out to dive for treasures every day, but decides fishing might help. The twins will take up fishing as well, once they are a little bit older as I want to get them going on fishing on a spot for their badge. Those daily swims have done wonders for Olive’s waistline and she is showing off quite a trim body now.

Lavender hasn’t yet met any kids somehow, so Lily invites the girl she met at school over for Lavender to befriend, which goes swimmingly. Before long they are good friends. Lily is still working on the A, she has everything else she needs to complete her aspiration.

Autumn haunt us that evening, and sets off quite the string of events with this breaking of the toilet and shower. Thanks Autumn. So let me start by saying this. Everyone gets up and goes off to school/work the next day with no problems. Lily works hard and gets the check mark to get her A, and chooses to make some more friends, but throughout the day I check to make sure she is still on track to get her A.

At noon, Blossom goes to fix everything that is broken and after fixing a computer, comes to the bathroom and manages to set the toilet on fire. She can’t seem to do anything with the fire, so she decides to try and put it out with a spell, only to freeze herself. By the time the fire is out the toilet and shower have to be replaced, Blossom is frozen and Lily comes home without an A. THANK YOU AUTUMN.

In better news, however, Olive, who got a job in education I think I forgot to mention before, gets herself a promotion already. Way to go Olive! She is well on her way.

Lavender does meet a couple of kids, however, and invites them over to make friends. Few pictures later and she is friends with both of them and completes her aspiration. She chooses Artistic Prodigy next. She is also through most of her badges for scouts.

Olive works on the next batch of plentiful needs potions and while she can give them to the girls, they can’t drink them yet. That must come with being a teenager, or at least I hope so. Olive looks nice in her education “uniform.”

Oceana is back to helping Petunia with her potty skill, and I get the notice that potty skill is maxed. I do believe Petunia is going to reach happy toddler without too much issues, which is very exciting.

I added a video editing table to the upstairs skilling room, as well as a research computer which I have the girls working on. Since Olive needs Research and Debate for her job she is going to focus on that skill, and Blossom will work on the Media Editing skill.

I did manage to create a nice place for the urns to sit now, which is right outside of the skill room at the top of the house. Now the ghosts are upstairs and we don’t have quite the desire to go mourn as often and I can catch them when they go to do it easier before they get there. That feels like another good place to end an update. Everyone is so close to getting through jobs, and next time we will have more birthdays, so I hope you join us then.

SimNaNo Totals:

Words: +1,744 | 11,079 / 25,000
Pictures: +49 | 235 / 500

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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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