Comic Summer: Post 2.14

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SimNaNo Entry #12

We are getting close to the end of July, which seems crazy by the way, but also is exciting as we make a final push towards our goals and see if we can complete them! They are within reach, but we might be slightly wordier over the next few entries. Let’s take a quick check on our 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 (6 of 9)
  • Workaholics (4 of 10 careers topped)
  • Tricks of the Trade (20 of 39 skills mastered)
  • Aspiration Family (14 of 27 base game aspirations completed)
  • Aspirational Family (goal) (16 of 30 aspirations competed)

So I noticed I had miscounted the skill in my current set of expansions and there are actually only 39 for me to max, not 40, so that count is adjusted. We made some good progress on the aspirations last update and hopefully we’ll finish a few more this time. So let’s dive right in.

Fabiana has been working hard to complete not only the gardening career but the Freelance Botanist aspiration as well. She has managed to grow a cow plant, which gives us that piece and she simply needed to finish up her gardening skill to wrap up the aspiration.

With just a bit more analyzing of her plants Fabiana has completed the gardening aspiration and now she only needs to finish up logic to complete her career. That will be the next thing she works on, but she also needs to finish parenting as well.

Part of Lily’s critic career requires her to visit the food stand in the Spice Market, and so later one evening that’s exactly what she does. She talks to the proprietor a little and buys a veggie burrito.

Right after that we got a notice that there is a karaoke competition going on at the bar across the street. Since Lily is working on singing, she heads over and competes. She did not win, but she’s still only at level 5.

Oceana came home after work that day with a promotion which brings us to the last level of Joke Star’s aspiration. All she needs to do is perform 3 comedy routines and it is completed. Reed also completed his aspiration. He switches over to Whiz Kid.

Fabiana is still needing some logic skills for her job and I am hoping we can get Petunia an A in school, but it’s close to her birthday so I’m not sure it’s going to happen.

Fabiana’s work task was to drink some cow plant essence. We hadn’t had anyone eaten by the cowplant, so while Olive was confident we had her go out and try to eat the cake. She turned happy right as it happened, but then she drank her emotion potion and get herself all back to normal before work.

Rye invites Rose over, and then also had the chance to bring home a new girl from school, and I believe Misty is also here. All he needs is to finish making friends with the girls and he will complete his aspiration.

He didn’t even need to make a new friend, but just get his friendship with Rose solidified again. So now he has finished and he gets the artistic prodigy aspiration next. We’ll see if he can finish it.

Since Olive is working on the bodybuilder aspiration, one of the things she needs to do is go to the gym to work out. So out she goes, and while there we see Orca, Lavender and Brook.

Part of Lily’s aspiration is to throw a bunch of parties now, and since Oceana needs to perform a comedy routine, Lily throws a party and Oceana performs her routine for the party attendees. She has completed another aspiration. So now she gets the Master Mixologist aspiration.

Petunia enjoys playing with the cowplant, and initially I was worried she was going to try and eat cake, but the cowplant wasn’t hungry at this point. I’m ready for Petunia be an adult and controllable.

Orca is over all the time, and I love how close this family is. Fabiana is working hard at researching logic, learning logic, still studying Vampires, and still trying to finish up parenting.

Additional parties are held, including one for Petunia’s birthday. She is finally a young adult. Lily is getting through her parties, and Oceana is getting better and better at her mixology skills. I have also realized that the family genes here are pretty strong. Misty, Orca’s oldest daughter looks just like the rest of the family.

I keep forgetting that Fabiana is also supposed to be working on flower arranging. She is getting better, but I’m not sure she is going to finish most of these. Still, our flower garden has grown, and once Fabiana is gone I will probably shrink the garden back down again, but until then, we’ll keep working at it.

Everyone gets ready for another party and this time Lily gets to spend some time with her dad, Olive works on her gourmet cooking, and Oceana is able to now balance bottles. The parties have been going really well, but soon Lily will have to throw parties at other lots.

Olive has now delivered twins. I never expected Orca to have many kids, if any, but she just keeps popping them out now. I guess I was wrong about her. Brook and Blossom aren’t anywhere close to having the same number of kids.

Lily is working on building up some magical abilities here and there. I haven’t been working her very hard on the magic side of things. Orca is watching, perhaps enviously, of Lily’s use of the cauldron?

Speaking of the twins. Our first set of twins, the B-twins, are now elders. It’s a little hard to believe, although it’s not crazy. We will miss them once they are gone, but they gave us a great start this generation.

Our dear Fabiana is also, now, and elder. It’s really hard to believe she is already an elder, and I’m worried she isn’t going to complete her aspiration. She needs a child to complete a career, and I don’t think she’s going to survive long enough to do that. It might end up being up to Olive.

Clearly I hadn’t taken very many pictures between the twins birth and their toddler birthday, as they are already toddlers. They appear adorable and like they got their daddies coloring.

Rye completed a second aspiration. We did attempt to complete another one for Reed, however, he needed too many levels of the mental skill to be able to get it done by the time they have a birthday. Rye is heir however, so completing two, is a great start.

Oceana is starting to work some on her body skill. It will be Olive’s birthday soon, and that means Oceana isn’t too far behind her. Fabiana is also continuing to work on her skills as well.

Finally another party is throw and this time it’s going to be a big one. There is a big storm but that doesn’t stop Father Winter, Brook, and Lavender from chatting outside. I didn’t think Father Winter was immortal, but he’s been around a LONG time now, so maybe he is?

With everything in place, and yes we are using the same flan from Fabiana’s birthday a day ago, Rye steps up to the candles and blows. He grows up in a set of sparkles. He looks quite different then he will after a make-over, but he’s an handsome boy.

Reed is looking up at his at his twins with his fancy make-up with a face that seems to say, ‘hah, doofus.’ Just you wait Reed, it’s now your turn.

Reed takes a big breath and blows our the candles on the flan and with many of the partiers looking on, our second half of the R-twins is now a teenager.

The party continues pretty late into the evening, and after make-overs, the R-twins also get in on the food and party. Needing to get an A in school, since Petunia never did, Rye gets started on his homework as the party winds down.

Here are the boys after their makeovers. Both of them have the tops you saw in the poll, but here is a second outfit look for you all. Rye is first, he is quite the handsome sim. He completed Social Butterfly and Artistic Prodigy as a child, and should be able to finish up his scouting badge soon. Reed only completed the Rambunctious Scamp aspiration, but should also be getting the scouting badges completed.

Rye got the Curator aspiration as he needs to complete a nature aspiration and that is the last one from the base game we have yet to complete. He will also be working on robotics. I apparently didn’t write down Reed’s aspiration so I’ll try and remember to let you know next update. That is where we are going to call it for this update, and I hope to see you next time.

SimNaNo Totals:

Words: +1.559 | 20,942 / 25,000
Pictures: +46 | 455 / 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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