SimNaNo Entry #16
This is our last entry for SimNaNo, and we made it guys! We reached all our goals, have actually exceeded them, and are getting super close to being done with this summer challenge! It’s a huge accomplishment for me and I thank those of you who read along with me, or even if you are reading after the fact, for giving my crazy writing some time. Let’s get to this final update!
Generation Two 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
- RoM: Have a child with Ancient Bloodline
- FS: Write a Non-Fiction novel
- FS: Take pictures of all the kids and spouse
- 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 (6 of 10 careers topped)
- Tricks of the Trade (33 of 40 skills mastered)
- Aspiration Family (20 of 27 base game aspirations completed)
- Aspirational Family (goal) (26 of 30 aspirations competed)
We have made some really great strides, so let’s see how it goes with the family this time. I’m hoping we’ll cross off a few more things, or at least increase those counts a bit.
We start with Lily throwing another party. This time we throw a costume party, which I have also never done before and it was fun. We had a lot of hotdogs, and scientists, and then we had a cheerleader, mascot, robot, pizza delivery girl, and something else I can’t remember.
Rye needs to go spouse hunting. I don’t think I mentioned it before, but his next aspiration is Soulmate, and since that requires lots of dates and a girl or boyfriend, he heads out to Selvadorada with visions of his perfect spouse in his head.
After having a quick snack so he isn’t starving and checking his plentiful needs potion count, he heads to the local pub and meets this girl, who is still, even after all this time, influenced by an outfit Brook did in her younger years. She’s ok, and they hit it off all right, but she’s not quite right, and she also might not be a native. I can’t fully remember now.
Next, we meet this guy. He’s a young adult, handsome enough, Rye thinks he could potentially be something special, and they are friends fairly quickly. Then Rye learns he Hates Children. Well, Lavender did too and I really don’t want the person who will be heavily responsible for the children to hate them.
Next up is this guy with cat ears. They get along ok, but it’s clear that Rye doesn’t favor him. Their relationship builds very slowly indeed. So Rye checks him off his list. Doesn’t mean they can’t have a conversation though.
Then we meet Fifi. She has got to be the craziest looking dog I’ve ever seen. Rye spends some time trying to get to know her and we find out she is aggressive, which is fairly obvious, but eventually, we do get a positive relationship. She is also a glutton and a couch potato, and I’d really love to bring her home, but she wanders away before we get much further.
This blonde is the next unique YA we are able to meet. I’m secretly hoping he likes her and I would love to get some genetic diversity. She is, in fact, a native, which I wasn’t fully expecting, and while they slowly become friends I’m just not sure she is right.
Then walks in Analisa. She is greeted and instantly they are Good Friends. It took a single interaction. They spent the rest of the night chatting and getting to know one another.
Yes, Analisa is most certainly the one. Of course, she reminds me a lot of Desiree actually. Desiree was a little darker skin tone, but I just have to hope some of Autumn’s coloring manages to breakthrough. It’s clear this family has a “type.”
Back at home Reed got invited over to, what turns out to be, Lavender’s home. He doesn’t get invited by her, but she comes home and looks like she might be in labor. I didn’t actually catch a birth announcement though, so I’ll have to look later and see if I missed it.
Analisa calls Rye up and asks him out on a date. She wants to go to this retail shop for some reason, so that’s where we head. They are adorable, and I think she’ll fit in nicely. I think I might actually have my first “the spouse carries the babies” couple. This will also be our first hetero couple this challenge. I did search for a guy, but only ever found two YA males that were residents, and well, Rye made a clear choice.
He clearly made a good choice too. A first, surprise, kiss right there in the store. She is too cute, and I think these two will make a great couple, and probably some cute kids.
To end of the date the two become boyfriend and girlfriend. Another date will be had soon as Rye needs another for his aspiration. This next time I’ll probably go to a park or something. There was nothing to do in the store.
Back at home Lily, who is so very close to her final promotion at work, just knits away. I believe she is up to level 6 already, and I am enjoying the plant hangers immensely. I think they are adorable.
Heading upstairs you can see I bought a cupcake machine, but it doesn’t really build baking that fast, so we get rid of it after making a couple of things. Autumn is out today, but she’s in a good mood, and Reed plugs away at his veterinarian skill.
We get a couple of family updates. The boys, Birch and Bay, are now teens, and Orca’s youngest girl, Rose, is now a YA. It’s amazing how fast they have all grown up.
Olive officially has her first grandbaby now as Lavender had a little boy named Hawk, so perhaps she wasn’t in labor in that picture before. I really do hope Petunia has a family of her own soon, but so far she seems content to be single, so it’s up to Rye and Lavender so far.
I tried to have Lily throw a Spooky party, but something caused an error. No one could interact with each other. I got no options when clicking on people. The party continued, but it was a pretty lackluster party. I guess we can’t throw those right now. They did still manage to eat and such, just wouldn’t talk, it was strange.
I’m going to call this a wrap for this update. I know it’s a shorter one and mostly about Rye and his spouse hunt to find Analisa, but I also had to run my cat to the emergency vet last night (she is going to be completely fine thankfully) but that interrupted my playtime, and I don’t want to miss a final post for SimNaNo. So thanks for reading, we will be back with another update soon. Thanks for reading!
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