Hi all, I am so excited to be back with another Otts update, FINALLY. I know I’ve taken a very long break, real life had really worn me out and playing and blogging were not at my top priority. However, I am finally able to get back slowly into doing more of this, and I have missed these families, so I’m super happy to bring you an Otts update.
As a quick recap, since it has been so long, last update the family celebrated Winterfest and Bailie finally completed her aspiration to be a bodybuilder. So we have a good set of points going and we are going to hope we don’t lose all of them here. Calvin is close to taking over and I’m looking forward to getting started on the next generation soon.
We start this update seeing that Bailie is reading a book. After completing the bodybuilder aspiration Bailie took on the Nerd Brain aspiration and I figure she is likely to get through a level or 2 without too much issue. We also see one of the twins, I think that’s Corey, is visiting.
The new updates to the game brought BUNK BEDS!!! Which I was so happy about and so we went and updated the kids rooms with bunk beds, which gives us some more room to play around with where to put everything in the rooms. Bailie gets busy working on upgrading the bunk beds to make them more comfortable.
The first evening back with the family we get both Audra and Adalyn haunting. They go around and break basically everything in each bathroom, and I mean nearly everything. All 3 toilets, all 3 sinks, both showers…I think the only thing that didn’t break was the bathtub. It was crazy!
Calvin, who has never really been fit, occasionally gets into workout modes and starts working out on all the different equipment we have.
Calvin: Hey, I work out quite a bit
Yeah, you do, but not usually for very long. You are also a little hit and miss.
Calvin: Well it’s HARD.
Bailie, meanwhile, heads out to read a book in the rain at the plaza across the street. I’m not sure why she decided to go read in the rain, but….sims. I would never do this, it would ruin the book!
However, after reading that book Bailie has managed to complete the first Milestone in her new aspiration! Way to go Bailie, that gives us a +5 points. We really have made up for Alan’s generation, although it makes me nervous for Calvin’s.
Once Bailie and Calvin are both back at home the two play chess and then Bailie helps Calvin with his homework. Calvin has a B right now in school, but he’s close to getting an A. Hopefully he’ll be able to get that A before his birthday.
Calvin does something that I don’t see too terribly often, but after Eddie, who is out haunting tonight, breaks a bunch of stuff in one of the upstairs bathrooms, Calvin starts to fix the toilet himself. This was fully autonomous, and makes me quite happy.
Calvin is quite pleased with himself as he takes his bath and then heads for a nap. Calvin, why are you not going to bed? Oh well, I can’t complain, he isn’t passing out, just napping, but we’ll get through it.
It was time for New Years’ for the Otts’, and so Bailie and Calvin went over to the twins’ house, but their house has nothing in it. I feel like I need to go “update” all the houses I’m not using to make sure they have the things they would need, but regardless everyone came back home with us to celebrate the New Year.
We got a family update, and this time Cora, Brodie’s wife, gave birth to David, although this should have been another C-baby, but that’s ok, they are a spare so I’m not going to worry about it. The Otts’ haven’t had that many kids this generation, so it’s nice to see Brodie have another.
Calvin takes the seat Adalyn used to take to hang out with Bailie as she writes her latest book. Popcorn is still a super popular meal here, even though there is food in the fridge. I have been tempted to remove the popcorn maker, but it’s so good for toddlers.
This family does keep themselves busy. Bailie writes and paints, Calvin has taken up air guitar…and he does it a lot. The ghosts, when not breaking everything, tend to play video games. I feel like I have to keep a close eye on everything.
Calvin has been checking out the different beds in the house lately. He seems to enjoy the updated bunk beds a fair amount. Audra is out again tonight and is playing video games, which means she probably either just finished breaking stuff or is getting ready to.
Ummmm…..Calvin what are you doing??
Calvin: Making hotdogs, what does it look like?
But why are you cooking???
Calvin: Because I’m hungry, why else?
But there are plenty of leftovers…..I don’t want you starting fires
Calvin: I’ve got it, relax.
Calvin: See, I told you.
Don’t get cocky.
— A few minutes later —
Now what are you doing??
Calvin: Still hungry
Yeah, shocking since you didn’t EAT what you just COOKED!
Calvin: Didn’t want hotdogs.
You have GOT to be kidding me!!!!
Calvin: You know if you keep yelling and distracting me something might go wrong.
CALVIN…..STOP MAKING FOOD!!!
CALVIN….for the love of everything plumbob, PLEASE, I beg you….STOP COOKING. Do you see how much food is behind you. That’s ALL YOU.
Calvin: I haven’t had any problems, see how much I’ve cooked?
I wish I could strangle you right now. If your mother wasn’t asleep and I didn’t want to wake her and have her pass out on me….
I do not understand why you just won’t eat one of the things you have already cooked!
Calvin: I will after that.
*Spoiler* He grabbed a bowl of POPCORN! Why did we want him as heir??
Calvin does eventually head outside and work on a school project for a bit, and when he comes home from school the last day of his teen years he comes home with an A! That is finally +5 points from Calvin.
Bailie came home with her last promotion as well. Too bad she doesn’t get any points for that, but that’s ok. I will probably have her retire, but first, we have a birthday to plan/attend.
The family was all brought over as well as some friends as well, and Bailie made a zombie cake for Calvin. It was a fun party and in the end, when Calvin blew out his candles, we say goodbye to Bailie being the TH and welcome Calvin to that role. Bailie brought us back up in points so much and I am so happy that we’ve been able to get them up beyond where they were. Let’s check out the points Calvin will have a chance to lose…ahem, I mean add on to. Oh, but first, Calvin also got 2 character value traits, Responsible and Compassionate. Thanks for joining me, see you next time!
Self Wetting (-5) : 9 (-45)
Pass Out (-5) : 56 (-280)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 1 (-10)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)
Single Birth (+5) : 8 (+40)
Twins (+10) : 1 (+10)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 30 (+150)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 4 (+40)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 2 (+20)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 12 (+60)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 13 (+65)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 11 (+55)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 7 (+35)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 3 (+30)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 3 (+30)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 226,576 (+40)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 3 (+15)