Otts Family – Bailie 03

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Welcome back to the craziness that is the Otts family. Last time we were with the family we had some ups and downs. We lost Audra, gained Adalyn, broke even on points, celebrated Winterfest, and overall saw Generation B take a strong step forward.

So it’s time to take a look at how they are faring this time around and see how Adalyn fares in joining the rest of our family. I think she is going to fit in well, but time will tell.

We are going to start off with Alan doing what Alan used to do best. Oh Alan, I will miss you man, but right now, not the way I wanted to start. -5 points. Well, what about the rest of the family.

Adalyn is up and getting to know Grandma Julia. Her hair almost matches Julia’s focused ghost color. Brodie and Bailie are sleeping, in a bed, and we are leaving them be.

Notices for Arthur’s kids come in. The twins are teens and the youngest, Brooke, is now a child. The family is growing up quickly.

I love Adalyn already. She also is a cleaner. I’m so happy with my choices so far. Julia was a wonderful initial ISBI spouse, Audra did a great job, and Adalyn has already proven she is going to be great.

The family is getting to know Adalyn a bit more. Alan might be thinking about how he brought Audra into the family so many “years” ago now.

Don’t worry, Alan is fine, he just decided to make a snow angel out by the side of the house. In the back you can see our small graveyard where Eddie, Julia, Audra, and Jill the cat.

Oh hi Bailie! We haven’t seen you yet this update.

Adalyn: Bailie, darling, I have some news for you…..

Bailie: Are you ok, what’s up?

Adalyn: We are going to have a baby.

Congrats you two!!! Excited to met baby ‘C’.

Adalyn: Wait, why baby C?

Bailie, I’ll leave this one up to you.

Hi Brodie, I see you are taking up the violin some more.

Brodie: Oh hi, yeah, it’s a lot of fun.

Well this picture might seem a little creepy, what with both Alan and Adalyn looking right at the camera. I do like this shot of Adalyn though. I think her and Bailie are going to have adorable children.

Bailie has been working hard on working out and working on her writing. She has managed to write a couple of excellent books which she has published now. We are looing forward to having some consistent money coming in.

Adalyn is a great sister-in-law. She autonomously went over and started helping Brodie with his homework. He’s already got an A, but this is very sweet. Maybe she’ll do this with her own kids.

Bailie and Adalyn sit down and watch a movie together. You cannot actually see him, but Bryce is visiting, he’s just waiting to see if someone will let him in. Then I see a disturbance outside.

Alan first was getting attacked and fighting some random guy, after the fight was over I was hoping Alan would come inside, but instead he stood out there while a Vatore came over and attacked him as well.

Hi Eddie, and thanks again for doing some more painting. I do love the fact you still paint. I’m pretty sure this was even a masterpiece, which we sold for the money. Eddie is doing his part at getting us a new house to move into.

Haha, I don’t know what Alan is point too, but Brodie is breaking his neck trying to see it. I love this picture.

Adalyn, I love you. I love the fact that she cleans, and even cleaning the stove. Alan appears to be cracking himself about something. Not sure what he’s laughing at.

Bailie is up for an award for her book! I always forget to attend this thing, but maybe this time we will remember it this week. I doubt she’ll win, but you never know!

Then we get notice the last of the A generation is now an elder. Arthur could still have more kids however, since his wife is a vampiress and all three of his daughters are as well.

Happy New Years from the Otts! Brodie was up sleeping by the time midnight rolled around, but the rest all sat down together as soon as Bailie turned on the New Years TV.

Awww, loo who else came out to celebrate New Years with us. Hi Adura!!! I miss you around here, but the family is doing well so far!

Brodie was up early since he had gone to bed early, so he sits and hags out with his mom. Audra made herself a drink, I’m hoping that Adalyn will begin to use it on her own since she wants to be a mixologist.

Brodie decides to head out and enjoy the snow himself. First by building a snow friend, and then going to make a snow angel. I don’t think I’ve ever had a family spend so much time out in the snow on their own.

Then it’s back inside to write in his journal. I didn’t even remember giving Brodie a journal, but there have been a few around the house so he clearly picked it up somewhere.

I’m not entirely sure what the boys are doing in this picture. The faces are just too much, and Brodie with his hands on his hips is just great. I love these two.

Bailie completed a milestone!!! +5 Points. Way to go Bailie! She might be lazy, but she really has devoted herself to working out. I know part of it is me controller her, but she has done some of it on her own.

Then Alan does this! Since Alan is an NTH at this point this counts as him maxing a skill! +10 points!

Adalyn is back to cleaning. She is getting very pregnant and I am ready to see what the new baby is going to look like!

Then we get some sad news. Ariana has left us, and the entire family is sad. This is going to cause a rush of sadness for a bit, which we had just started moving past before, but that’s ok.

We did manage to remember to go to the awards ceremony, but Bailie didn’t win anything. That isn’t really surprising, but does give us a great place to end this update. Let’s see how we did.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 8 (-40)
Pass Out (-5) : 43 (-215)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 22 (+110)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 1 (+10)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 5 (+25)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 7 (+35)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 5 (+25)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 4 (+20)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using sparesā€™ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +90

Holy cow guys, we are already almost back up to 100 points. Next update Brodie will grow up, which will max a milestone for him, and he’s on track for a character trait as well. Plus we have the new baby to come as well. Yes, generation B is already doing much better than generation A did.

Here is a quick look at Arthur’s twin daughters. In the brown sweater is Briella and then Brianna is in the other. Briella is a Cheerful, Snob who want to have Soulmate, and Brianna is a Neat, Glutton, who wants to be a Freelance Botanist.

And here is Arthur’s youngest, Brooke. She looks the most like Arthur in the coloring of the 3 girls, and she Genius. The girls are an interesting mix of mom and dad for sure. Next time we will see Bailie and Adalyn’s baby so I hope to see you soon!

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Otts Family – Bailie 02

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Welcome back to our continuation of the ‘B’ generation with the Otts family. Last time our new TH, Bailie, took over the reigns from Alan and started working her lazy butt in the Bodybuilder aspiration. We also went spouse hunting and think we found a match. Alan grew into an elder, finished his aspiration and we miraculously lost zero point. So far this generation is starting out ok, since Alan’s generation at this point was already losing points. So let’s see how it continues on.

Brodie got a job as a babysitter, and this is his work outfit. I think he looks adorable. Have fun at work Brodie. He need charisma for this job, not exactly one he’s likely to master, but we’ll see.

Bailie is busy talking with the vendor girl we met at the festival. Her name is Adalyn and her and Bailie are hitting it off quite nicely. I think she might be a lot of fun to have around.

Audra and Alan are sleeping and there is no picture of them doing that this time, but they were in bed, sleeping…so we aren’t complaining.

Once Brodie gets home he starts working out on the workout machine we bought for Bailie. He’s already fairly trim, but just like Alan did as a teen, he’s gone into a workout phase.

I think Adalyn invited us downtown somewhere, so we went. They had a good chat, a little bit of flirting, but Bailie was still sad from losing whoever the guy was that was apparently so important, and yet no one has him in their relationship panel.

Back at home, Alan and Audra are up to what they do best. Alan plays music, and Audra works on her fashion blog. It’s too bad she needed more than writing because she really did become very diligent with that.

Later that night Alan has a conversation with his mom. It’s not going to be that much longer before Alan and Audra join Eddie and Julia in the afterlife. I will miss them both so much, they might have had the worst generation so far in terms of points, but they are very sweet.

Tragedy strikes the family when Jill’s time comes. Audra is just beside herself, Brodie was the first to notice and got really nervous around death, it was kind of funny. I know it didn’t always seem like it, but Jill was very loved by this family. Everyone goes back to being sad, and right as we were starting to get over what’s his name.

Jill is laid out with Eddie and Julia for now. When Alan and Audra pass we will move Jill to be with them, since she was really their cat. We will miss you Jill, and you are welcome to haunt anytime.

Bailie decides to invited Adalyn over to the house to see if she can cheer up a little bit. Adalyn readily accepts the offer and chats with Bailie as she works on her writing.

Brodie comes home with an A from school. +5 Points.

Way to go Brodie! All that hard work paid off.

Brodie: Didn’t make me heir, but it felt good.

I know you are all sad Bailie got picked, but you are a hard worker and don’t need me to help make you successful!

Things between Bailie and Adalyn heat up and culminate in the two becoming girlfriends. Bailie is so happy to have found Adalyn, but Adalyn has to go, and Bailie needs to go to bed before anything more can happen.

Bailie and Brodie are really close which is kind of funny to me, since Bryce and Bailie were closer in age. These two just seem to connect with each other better.

Everyone heads to bed, although not always their own bed. Audra is in with Bailie while Alan and Brodie are in their own beds. Go figure, crazy sims. You can see Eddie out haunting and doing something on the computer.

Then he heads down and starts a painting for us. It’s so nice to have Eddie painting and helping bring in some additional money. We really want a bigger house, and once Bailie starts publishing books we will get there, but right now she’s not good enough at writing to make any real money yet. She’ll get there.

Britta became a teen. If you don’t remember, Britta is Ariana’s only child with her husband Jaquan Greer. We’ll go take a closer look at her later.

Brodie is back to working on his homework, even though he doesn’t really have to anymore, and chatting with his dad. Apparently the fridge is out of food again because that’s the only time I see all the adults grab popcorn.

Bailie has been working out quite a bit, and almost gotten through 8 hours of working out already. She does usually get the negative moodlet for the fact she wants to be lazy, but she’s usually energized, and this room has a bunch of inspired decor so it tends to hide it more.

Adalyn calls Bailie out for another date, and of course she says yes. We do need to get going, as Alan and Audra already had a baby on the way at this point, but I’m not in a big hurry.

Arthur is here and way in the back you can see Ariana’s husband, Jaquan, is here as well. This is the bar in Strangerville, so I guess that makes sense. A little more flirting it done between the girls…..

…and I decide it’s time to pop the question. Bailie gets down on one knee.

Adalyn says yes! YAY, we have our future Otts spouse. I think she is quite pretty, and right about here is where the date ended, so Bailie goes back home. The wedding will be held soon.

Back at home I watch Bailie carefully as she works on cooking, and she does a great job. Bailie also looks super happy here, she’s excited to start her life with Adalyn.

Apparently she was super energized from it because she autonomously works out. Wow Bailie, apparently getting engaged really got you into gear.

Late that night I see a fight out in the front of the house, once it’s done it was Alan and Caleb. They now despise each other. Well that’s fun, maybe Alan will stop standing out in the cold now.

Bailie reaches her first milestone that night, she has worked out 8 hours, and has workout equipment! +5 Points! Way to go Bailie!!! For a lazy sim you are doing quite well. Brodie is ready to complete his first milestone as soon as he becomes a YA too.

Remember how I hoped Alan would come in after the fight? Nope -5 points. Come on Alan, you do not need to start this again just because you are uncontrollable. Funny story, I actually had a dream last night of Alan passing out left and right and losing us all of our points again. Maybe I play this game too much. šŸ˜€

I know this entry might be getting a little long, but we are going to stick with it for just a little bit longer because, as you can’t really tell from the fact Alan is cooking but, it’s WinterFest!

And to start off this festive holiday Audra decides it’s her time to go! NOOOOO……I don’t want a sad holiday!!!!

Bailie begs and pleads for death not to take her on WinterFest, but once again it falls on deaf ears….death has become heartless lately. Everyone is in the bathroom mourning Audra’s passing. At least she can be with Jill now. *sniff*

The tree is drug out and decorated, although it’s a pretty subdued affair. Bailie decides to try and make the holiday a little merrier by inviting over the family, at least those she knows.

Apparently it was a blizzard out there, sorry guys, but Arthur, Ariana, Adalyn, and Bryce all show up. Hopefully this will help make it a little merrier.

It might have started out sad, but having the family together made the holiday a little bit brighter for everyone. Bryce and Brodie were even able to connect some more.

Then Brodie headed for the violin. Of course! You were never interested in it before when Alan needed to mentor someoneā€¦..you know what, it’s ok. Alan got the aspiration done.

To make it even a little bit brighter of a holiday Bailie suggests to Adalyn that they get married right then and there. She is all for it.

Then Alan went and did this…yes, Alan wet himself. -5 points. Great job Alan, truly. *sigh*

Back to the wedding. It was a lovely setting right in front of the tree, and while most of the family ended up heading home before it was over, Adalyn and Bailie didn’t mind! Welcome to the family Adalyn Ojo!

A little celebration to commemorate the event, and this will be where I end this update. A lot has happened, and I think we might have broke even on points thanks to Alan, but we’ll see.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 8 (-40)
Pass Out (-5) : 42 (-210)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 21 (+105)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 5 (+25)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 7 (+35)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 5 (+25)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 4 (+20)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using sparesā€™ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +80

Yep we broke even, but we are on our way to having kids which will hopefully build up some points, and some aspiration achievements as well. Let’s take a quick look at some of the people we mentioned in this update though.

Here is Adalyn Ojo after a bit of a make-over. She is going to carry the babies. I debated on this point, but decided to have her do it. Her aspiration is to be a Master Mixologist, which is doable. She has no job currently. She is Self-Absorbed, Family Oriented, and a Genius. I think she will be fun to have around.

This is Britta as a teen, Ariana and Jaquan Green’s daughter and only child. She is an interesting mix of her parents. She wants to be an Athlete.

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Otts Family – Bailie 01

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We are starting a whole new generation here with the Otts. Last time Bailie grew up into a young adult and the TH reigns are not passing on to her. Alan will move into NTH (non-torch holder for those who maybe don’t know) and be uncontrollable now. He didn’t get any aspirations done, but he did manage to get through raising his kids, and got up above level 8 in painting to be able to immortalize himself. Let’s see how Bailie does!

Brodie has gone to go sleep with his dad Alan. Not sure why the boys decided to sleep together tonight, but here they are. At least they are both sleeping in a bed.

That left Bailie taking over this double bed. Eventually I will have her and her partner take over Alan and Audra’s room and they will move in here, but for now this is fine.

Audra is working on her fashion blog I believe. I didn’t know how far she would get in this job, and she hasn’t gotten far, but she’s not a lot more writing then I really expected her too.

Bailie is up in the wee hours of the morning and she is instructed to work out on the new workout machine we bought for her aspiration. She isn’t too excited about doing it. I have also decided she will become a self-employeed writer, since I didn’t have any notes as to what she rolled for a job, so that’s it.

As the rest of the family gets up we discover it’s Harvest Fest. I’m not sure about Alan, but the way those scythe gnomes seem to be heading for him would probably worry me a bit. They don’t seem as interested in the new bathroom stuff as they were the old Shrine of Warm Bubbles.

Bailie is now, terrifyingly, in charge of cooking. She has done fine in the past, but never been in charge of it before. Brodie comes to chat with her as she works on the meal. Luckily no one here is vegetarian.

Not only is it Harvest Fest, but it also happens to be Alan’s birthday as well. He blows out his candles and is now an elder just like Audra. I’m not sure how I feel about losing these two. Their kids were not the most successful in this challenge, but I still really like them.

This feels like a good time to mention, I try and take all of the born in game kids and put them up to the gallery as young adults. You can find them by searching #ciyrosesims if you want one. I have no really done this with the cousins, but if there is one you want, or a family you want, I tend to save and do new saves fairly frequently so let me know and I will try and upload it for you.

I decided to see if there was an option, and sure enough, Bailie can ASK to be mentored by Alan. So late at night on Harvest Fest she asks him and we get Alan’s first couple of hours of mentoring. We might actually be able to finish this guys!!!

After Bailie goes to bed I see him chatting with Julia. Maybe he’s asking her not to keep breaking the sinks over and over again. I have purchased the unbreakable toilets for every room, and the ghost seem to have given up haunting them.

Brodie then comes down and is watching some TV with his grandma Julia. For as much as I dislike always having to fix things due to ghosts, I can’t deny I love the fact that other generations can get to know their ancestors.

Brodie proves again he is the new Ariana and goes up to autonomously fix the keyboard. He doesn’t quite finish it before school, and Alan is actually able to finish it just a bit later, but it’s nice to have this, as long as they don’t die.

The next morning Bailie asks again to be mentored as soon as Alan is up and we manage to complete his final milestone! +5 points, so that means he completed an aspiration +10 points. He rolled a new aspiration of Big Happy Family and instantly got a new completed milestone +5 points.

I don’t want to jinx us but this is starting out really good. I’m excited for how things are going under Bailie so far. Here is hoping things continue down this positive path.

Alan continues to autonomously work on painting, while Brodie goes and chats with him. Audra is working on the computer. Not sure if it’s video gaming, writing, or chatting on the forums.

But then she is sent out to go workout some more.

Bailie: I…..hate……doing……..this……..ugh

You rolled to be lazy and a body builder. Not my fault. I’m just here to help you reach your goals.

Bailie: *panting* how..about…the…goal…of…finding….me…a….girl?

Oh we should do that, finish your workout!

First stop on the, trying to find a spouse hunt, is the library. The librarian is cute, but she does not seem to like Bailie much as all. After she yells at her we quickly leave. There is a notice about the flee market.

So in thinking of getting the extended family back in touch I initially think to invite Bailie’s siblings to go with her, but bring her aunt and uncle instead.

This girl seems pretty cool. Bailie looks super sad in this picture, and it’s because she apparently lost someone close to her. Everyone in the house is like this. No one in the family died, they don’t have the guy who died in their relationship panel, but they are all very sad about it.

This vendor girl is a young adult and is super cute to me. I love her hair. Bailie says hi as her aunt Ariana watches on. These two seem to hit it off really well.

So Bailie, what do you think?

Bailie: I’d like to get to know her more.

Ok, good. Then it’s settled.

Back at home Alan has manged to get himself a promotion. Great job Alan. He needs some more piano work now, but he likes to autonomously play, so he might get farther, time will tell.

Also, Bryce is already moving into town. This didn’t take long. It took a lot longer for Ariana and Arthur to find a place around town to move into. He is living in Sulani.

Ok, I want to point out, Alan did this all on his own! Soooo evil Alan. It seems that everyone knows that Jill’s time with the family is getting closer to being over. They all love this sweet cat. She will be missed.

Brodie continues to be diligent in his studies, and if he can get a skill up to level 3 I don’t think he will have any issue in getting an A in high school as well. He’s got to be the best of Alan’s kids in terms of accomplishments and points.

He’s not a glutton, but he does like to eat. He sits down first with his dad and then with his mom and sister. I think he might be the kid who is closest to everyone in the family.

Then he goes and autonomously cleans the shower. I think again about how I wonder if he should have been heir. Then I remember his traits/aspiration and decide it’s probably for the best.

We will end with this poor looking cat. Poor baby got sick. The second picture was Bailie telling her she was going to the vet. Luckily the vet fixed her right up, even though I apparently missed taking any pictures of that visit. That feels like a good spot to end, however.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 7 (-35)
Pass Out (-5) : 41 (-205)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 20 (+100)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 4 (+20)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 7 (+35)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 5 (+25)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 4 (+20)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using sparesā€™ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +80

Our score is on the way back up. This is the second post in a row that didn’t contain any negative points. I’m so happy about this! Hopefully we will keep this tread going for this next generation!

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Otts Family – Alan 12

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HI!!! We are back with the Otts. It’s been so long since I’ve played these guys, I know you just had the heir poll a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t played them for almost a month, just had that many entries already ready. So, it’s time to see what the result of the heir poll were, it was an EXTREMELY close race, and I will actually explain more after the reveal.

The winner of our B generation heir poll is:

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Bailie Otts

That’s right, you’ve heard it here, the only girl of this generation, the lazy girl who aspires to be a bodybuilder is our next heir. Here is the point breakdown.

Bailie: 9 votes (4 on boolprop, 5 on WP) (but actually 7, I’ll explain)
Bryce: 7 votes (3 on boolprop, 4 on WP)
Brodie: 7 votes (3 on boolprop, 4 on WP)

Yes, you are seeing that right, TECHNICALLY all of our kids tied. I made the deciding votes and gave Bailie 2 other points. She and Bryce were the front runners for most of the poll back and forth, and it looked like Bailie was going to take it, but in the last 2 days Bryce and Brodie came back up to match her for votes. So I had to think about what I wanted to do. I decided, since it became pretty clear I was going to end up with a tie (initially just Bailie and Bryce were tied, but Brodie joined them today) I decided I would pick who I wanted, and thus placed my own votes into the poll.

It was tough for me to choose as initially everyone looked like they were going for Bryce, who I did not want. Love the kid, did not want him as TH, and so with the tie between Bryce and Bailie I thought it was an easy choice, then Brodie joined the mix and I had to think about it, a lot. In the end I chose Bailie to carry on as the new TH. (Please don’t hate me Brodie and Bryce lovers, I really would have picked either of them had they gotten the most votes, but it appeared you readers were as torn as I was.)

So with all of that now out of the way, let’s watch the end of Alan’s reign and see if he ever finishes his aspiration or the painting skill in order to immortalize himself.

When we first load the house it’s late, Alan and Audra are being good sleeping in their own bed.

Bailie is also being good, sleeping in her bed. Brodie apparently had a monster at some point and is busy trying to wake people up about it.

Bryce is also sleeping, but it also looks like he’s pouting. I’m sorry Bryce, I know you tried, I know you did but you lost us too many points, and gained us really none of them back. It’s been up to the rest of the family to gain any.

After waking up literally everyone in the house, Alan sits down and talks with Brodie. I’m likely going to wonder if I shouldn’t have picked him instead, but we’ll see how it goes.

Bailie and Bryce talk a bit, or perhaps Bailie is rubbing it in Bryce’s face that she ended up getting picked to be TH over him.

Bailie: I’m consoling him

Riiiiight. I’ve seen you with your siblings, you’re more evil than your father.

Alan: *off camera* I AM evil!!

Bryce than picks up the dishes, and carries them into the bathtub with him. Not how I would suggest trying to do the dishes, but whatever man.

Then he goes and grabs some food, but can’t eat because the dishes are still in his hand. I have to reset him to get everything out of it hands, and then he can eat, but right before all these, he left the house to go to school and then came right back in.

Alan gets chained to the easel for most of the day. I need him to be at least 8 or more painting before he can immortalize himself, according to the rule, so that’s what we are working on.

Bailie comes home from school and while eating some food decides to set the table, bringing her manners up in the process. Yes, please keep this up, you can get us some more character traits.

Jill the cat is a little neglected right now with Alan usually chained to the easel, but Bryce does take some time to play with her.

Oh look, Britta grew up, she is Ariana’s only daughter with her husband. We’ll have to go check her out later.

Aww, and Arthur and Hayden are bringing another little Otts into the world!

Julia comes out and starts playing the violin…seriously, NO ONE picks this up, Alan is never going to finish his aspiration. So, even though he was sleeping I make him get up and try to mentor her.

Which he does, but it last for a few moments and then it’s done. He still hasn’t gotten 1 hour of mentoring in, let alone 3. Are there any tricks to get this done?

Brodie is….being a pirate??…..with the blue bear. He is cute, maybe he should have been heir. Oh well, I’ve made my choice.

Our TH is hard at work on homework, she’s ready to get an A if she ever gets any skill up to 3rd level. I’m going to have to start influencing her to skill or something.

I hadn’t seen this painting before, but it’s pretty funny. Also, Alan is finally above level 8 in painting. This means we can immortalize him and get those points!

This random guy made friends with Brodie at school somehow and he invited him over. Not sure how that worked, maybe he was a kid earlier today?

Alan is still going to try and max painting, but at least he can immortalize himself now, and Brodie is working on some motor skills. Which actually reminded me, we need to play chess with him!

Chess matches away. 2 before bed, and 1 the next morning mean we actually completed the first milestone of Whiz Kid. He’s not likely to get another, but still. +5 points!!!

Eddie comes out and paints us another painting. It’s nice to have Eddie painting, he makes us some decent money, and we spent a lot of it upgrading toilets that I was tired of the ghost breaking constantly.

Arthur’s twins grew up. They clearly got their mother’s hair, but we’ll see take a look at them soon.

Immortalization complete! Audra began to come in, obviously, right as we were taking the picture, but that’s ok. Arthur is on the wall! +5 points

You know, I’m glad it’s Bailie. I am, Brodie, go to bed. Bryce, you too! -5 Points

It’s nearly both of these guys’ birthday. I’m not ready for Audra to be an elder, but it’s coming regardless. I am ok with Bryce growing up and moving out though.

So apparently the little poofs can come off the cat toy. Jill carries it around, and also she is now an elder cat. Shortly after this she ran away because no one was playing with her. Sorry Jill!!!

Bailie worries me with trying to cook, especially when she doesn’t look confident in it, but she makes it through without a fire, thank goodness!

It’s birthday time. Happy Birthday Audra! I remembered this one! She still looks good, even as an elder.

Next it’s Bryce!!! Happy Birthday Bryce!

Bryce: I wasn’t heir….

No, you weren’t, but now you are free to do whatever you want. Come back and visit.

Bryce added Materialistic to his traits, but he also got Good Manners and Responsible, which I did not expect, so great job Bryce, you finally earned us points. +10 points

With that I am going to call this update complete. I believe we are actually ahead on points for the….first time in this entire generation. So I’m going to quite while I’m ahead. Next update will see Alan’s reign end more than likely, as Bailie takes over.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 7 (-35)
Pass Out (-5) : 41 (-205)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 18 (+90)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 3 (+15)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 6 (+30)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 5 (+25)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 4 (+20)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Not using sparesā€™ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +30

Woo, we doubled our score from last night!!! YAY. We still have the end of the generation points to get next time too and we just might make some progress back towards 100 guys!

A quick look at these, this is Britta Greer as a child. She is Ariana and Jaquan’s only child. I did get a notice that Jaquan is now an adult, but Ariana has to be getting close to elder by now. Britta is Squeamish.

Finally to end this off this is Brianna and Briella. They are both and interesting mix of their parents. Both are vampires (like their mom) and Brianna is a Glutton and Briella is Cheerful. We will see if they have a new brother or sister next round.

Alan 11 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 13

Otts Family – Generation A Heir Poll

Alan 11 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 12

All right guys. We are finally at the heir poll for this first full, born in, generation of this ISBI. Boy has this been a tough generation. I’m happy to leave this one back in your hands as well. At the moment, I’m not sure I want any of these three as heir, but alas, here we are.

So hopefully you are all caught up on the posts so far, and know what all has happened with these 3. It’s been pretty crazy. I will leave the heir poll up here, and one over on boolprop.net for you to vote in. The poll will be up for about a week, I will count them all up on the 13th.

So let’s get to your choices shall we?

First up we have Bryce. Bryce has, I went back and counted, lost us 45 points, all in passing out. He has gained us…..technically 5 points for completing the first level of his aspiration as a kid. Now, his traits are not too bad, I have never done Joke Star, so maybe it would be fun, but he also only has 4 days left, and I feel like I would like time for Alan to get through painting.

Bailie is the second child, and just like with Eddie’s kids, is the only girl. She has passed out 4 times, but it was all as a toddler. She also was the first kid to get an A in school, and seems to be working towards getting another in high school. Her traits and aspiration are completely opposites of each other, but she could be fun to play possibly. She has about 8 days before becoming a YA, so might give Alan enough time to finish painting.

Brodie is our third and final kid in this family. He is about 7 days from growing into a teen, so we would have lots of time left with Alan as TH if he is chosen. He is also a bit of a fight between his traits and his aspiration. Being non-committal isn’t necessarily a bad thing with the happy family, he’s much like his uncle Arthur, but that also means he’d be waiting a LONG time to finish all his aspirations. I will, however, also point out that Brodie NEVER ONCE passed out (so far) and only lost us points when the chemistry set caught fire.

I’m not completely sure where all these guys are at in positive character traits, but I think there should be at least a couple on the way. I have no idea who I want. I only don’t really want Bryce because he is so close to taking over if he’s chosen and I would really like to have Alan finish painting before he does, but we will see what you guys think.

I’m not sure I’m in love with the idea of having any of these 3 as the heir, but I will leave it all up to you guys now and see what you all think. Thanks for sticking with me, reading the posts, and voting. It’s always fun to see what other people think.

Alan 11 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 12

Otts Family – Alan 11

Alan 10 | Rules | Family Tree | Heir Poll | Alan 12

Hey ho, welcome back to the Otts family. This generation has been rough guys, but as you can see from the link above, it’s almost heir time. Time for you to tell me who will next spend the time dragging our points down, down, down. Or maybe we’ll get lucky and they will go up, up, up. One can only hope.

Before we have the heir poll though, we have an update to get through. So here we go. Let’s check in with the family.

The three kids are all talking on the couch. It’s sibling bonding, so cute.

Bailie works on her homework some more. I cannot believe she doesn’t yet have an A. She’s a good girl, but I don’t know if I want to works with a “lazy” bodybuilder.

Audra spends some time with Jill. Jill is usually pretty well taken care of at this point. Occasionally she starts begging for playtime with someone, or just asks for attention, but everyone is usually on board with giving her what she needs.

Jill is back to working on writing. She needs charisma and writing for her next promotion. I’m not sure she will get it. Those are some tough skills to get on her own, but she does keep working on writing, so maybe.

Woohoo!!! Bailie finally got us an A. That is +5 points for us. Let’s hope that this means we are starting to get some traction with the points!

Sweet brotherly love. Brodie is actually get closer and closer to getting into Happy Toddler range. That would be GREAT for our points. He needs potty and just a smidge more communication and thinking.

That marks off the thinking. All that time spent with the flash cards apparently did the trick. Thank you Bryce for working with him so much!

Bryce: So did I basically get us points?

Well not yet, but you got us closer to getting some points from your brother yes.

Awww, Arthur is officially an adult. Those twins have probably aged him some. I’m sure they are going to be cute girls! I’ll be sure to share pictures once they have aged up!

Oh looky! It’s another miracle. You don’t see Brodie in his bed downstairs, but everyone else is asleep in their own beds!!!! Even the cat found a place to sleep.

PS the way cats sleep in this game is amazing. So funny and totally like a cat!

Well speaking of the twins earlier, they actually grew up into toddlers. So while Alan has himself a teen, a child, and a toddler, both his older and younger siblings have toddlers only. They got started later in life obviously.

Bryce: I feel good today!

That’s good, why in such a happy mood?

Bryce: Because I helped us get points! Maybe I can be heir?

It’s left up to a vote, so we’ll see. You have lost us a LOT of points. But then so has Bailie. Really only Brodie hasn’t done that.

Speaking of Brodie, it was time for him to grow up. Alan took time that morning to “help” him spam the potty over and over again to get those final couple of points. That means he got Happy Toddler +5 Points. YAY, that also means he maxed the potty which is another +5 points. HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS people, we are on a roll!

Brodie got a bit of a make-over. I can’t really tell who he looks like more, although he certainly has his mothers hair. He got the Music Lover trait. That’s kind of fun.

Meanwhile, in other parts of the house, Bailie is doing additional homework, or maybe it’s Extra Credit, she’s gotta keep that A. Audra surprises me by pulling out the Charisma skill book and starts reading. She even gains a Charisma point. There is hope for another promotion yet!

Alan is still working hard on his violin skills. He has completed 2 songs, and is working on a third. He has gotten almost all the required royalties from just the first song he made.

Bailie plays with her younger brother to get some skills up. Hopefully Brodie will be able to reach an A himself. He should also be able to get at least the first milestone of his aspiration completed with a little help.

Bailie continues to be studious. You know honey, you already have an A and will be aging up before too long.

Bailie: But I want the readers to see how awesome I am.

Late at night additional homework is done. Seriously Bailie, we get that you enjoy school, or are at least studious. You are even lazy, so it’s ok, you got the A.

Bailie: If Bryce is doing homework, then I shall too.

Bryce: I’m only doing it cause dad told me to.

You two are hopeless.

Jill that cat finds a new place to sleep. I saw she was sleeping but could not find her right away. This is a very catish, cat. They really did a good job of getting their weird little cat-like personalities right.

Hi Julia. You might have broken the sink earlier, but I’ll take only 1 piece of plumbing getting broken. You enjoy your sims there. Apparently even ghosts like the sims.

Hard to believe but it’s already time for Bailie to grow up. She didn’t manage to max any skills, but her A gave us points earlier, so nicely done Bailie. A make-over is needed for sure.

Ah, this is much more like it.

Bailie: Yes, I am happy with this look.

Bailie added Childish to her Lazy trait. I go ahead and put her in the Lifeguard career to see if we can get her some fitness skills. I think it’s going to require some help though.

Before her make-over the childish trait comes out right away. This does not help her relationship with her brother any, and could get old really fast.

She does, however, comfort her brother for something later. Alan is still hard at work on his violin skill, and Eddie is cleaning up. Thanks Eddie! It’s amazing how quickly dishes pile up around here.

Audra gets some report writing in before work. She is getting pretty close to being level 3. Then all she will need is the charisma skill to get a promotion. Not that it gives us points….but the money would be nice.

Audra, why are you eating the spoiled food?

Audra: It’s not great, but I didn’t see fresh food, and you yell at me when I cook.

Fair enough, I’ll make sure Alan cooks tomorrow and cleans out the fridge.

It was about this time I got a notice about a fire. Alan was a work, Audra was eating and Bryce and Bailie were at work. I saw no sign of Brodie.

Oh look, Brodie set the chemistry set on fire! I’ve never had this happen before. Luckily Alan got home and was able to come save the day before it burned the entire house down! -10 Points. (The first points Brodie has lost us.)

And Bryce came home from work and collapsed on the cat…well ok, not ON the cat, but close enough. -5 Points. Bryce, GO TO BED!

As promised, Alan cooks the next day. He manages to not start a fire, good boy, and fills up the fridge with some good food. He’s starting to put on a little weight himself I see.

This entry is a going to go a little bit long, so we can get to the heir poll. I hope you don’t mind sticking with me, normally I would probably have tried to make this into 2, but with the heir poll coming, I don’t want to play ahead and get enough pictures to make a full other post.

Bryce gets started on homework again. I would love for him to get an A, but it’s getting close to his time to become a YA and he’s still sitting at a C, so I don’t think it’s going to happen.

Alan is down to writing his final song. He did a jig, and everyone else is dancing. Although they are dancing to the stereo, not Alan’s playing. Minutes later Bailie begins to clean up the house some more.

We have success! +5 Points, which at least makes up for Bryce’s passout earlier. You can also see Brodie down there was, or is working on his homework. Good job Brodie!

But then Audra goes and does this. This is her own doing, and I’m mad at her. She would head up the stairs, get to the top, cancel her OWN INTERACTION TO GO TO BED, and then walk back down the stairs to dance, or eat, or stand around. -5 points.

Julia visited, and apparently, while playful, decided to destroy the dollhouse. She then destroyed the downstairs sink and toilet. I don’t know that I can blame her for the broken fridge, but I’ll do it anyway.

Talk to your grandma Brodie. It’s her fault.

Brodie: But the d-d-do-dollhouse was my fa-fa-favorite.

I know, I’ll get your dad to add it to his fix it list.

Alan did fix everything, but first to help Brodie with his aspiration, Alan spends 2 hours reading to him. Now we just have to get in some games of chess.

Bryce shocks and scares me a bit by fixing the radio upstairs. I guess we have another Ariana around, someone who fixes electronics. That’s pretty nice actually, provided he doesn’t kill himself, and with Bryce I make no guarantees.

Bailie’s childish side comes out again while the kids all sit down together. I’m surprised the social aspiration didn’t go better than it did with these guys. Everyone seems to always talk with each other so much.

Bailie is back at doing her homework, although now it will be useful again since she is in high school and could potentially get us another A. She obviously just got home from work though, as she is in the lifeguard outfit.

Eddie is the first “person” to pick up either the violin or the guitar since Alan got his milestone reached so Alan gets up to “mentor” his father’s ghost. He needs to mentor for 3 hours, and so far no one is interested in playing.

Audra, what did you do?

Audra: Nothing

Audra….

Audra: I’m cooking ok! Actually I’m trying to chop up a salad and I nearly cut my finger.

A salad is acceptable, but please be careful. We don’t want to have to go back to Ecoplasm Medical so soon.

She manages to complete her salad and sits down with the kids. Everyone seems semi-happy in this picture. It’s nice, although we haven’t had the best of luck this generation.

Bryce continues to work on his homework. Maybe we’ll get lucky and he’ll get up a grade, but there are 4 days left until he ages up, so I don’t think it will happen. Getting him an A just seemed much harder than it should have been.

But, we have come to the end of this very LONG update. Sorry guys, I really just didn’t think that handful of pictures was enough to make a whole other entry out of, and we can now hold the heir poll!

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 7 (-35)
Pass Out (-5) : 40 (-200)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 17 (+85)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 3 (+15)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 5 (+25)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 4 (+20)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Not using sparesā€™ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +15

So I realized after talking with some people over on the forum that I should have been able to count the points for randomizing last generation, so I did, and that at least got us +10 points. We broke even, with the fire and the pass outs, we ate through the points we had managed again. I’m not sure if Alan can get his milestone, or get good enough at painting fast enough to be immortalized (he’s only level 5 right now) but we’ll try.

This is little Brianna, one of Arthur and Hayden’s twins.

This is her twin sister, Briella. They are both very cute, and have their mom’s blond hair.

Alan 10 | Rules | Family Tree | Heir Poll | Alan 12

Otts Family – Alan 10

Alan 09 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 11

So the last time we had Winterfest and neither gained nor lost any points! It was a bit of a miracle for this family in this generation but it was very exciting. We need to get Alan playing more violin so he can start to work on writing songs, and he needs to get going on painting so we can immortalize him. It’s a lot to do, and the rest of the family hasn’t been great at taking care of itself, but hopefully that’s getting passed us.

Let’s get start with checking in on the family shall we?

We start with Audra giving Brodie a bath in the Shrine of Warm Bubbles, aka the bathtub. Brodie was getting a little…..grodie. I’m not even sorry.

WAIT!!!?? Am I seeing things? Are you working on writing?

Audra: I told you I would get to it.

I know, but I was starting to lose hope.

Audra: Promotion here I come.

All right Audra, I love you but you are being a bit of a blog hog so far. She and Bailie sit down to a nice “dinner” of popcorn. We eat what we’ve got and Alan has been chained to the violin.

See, Alan is working on the violin….and here is Audra again. This time playing with the cat.

Seriously, why are you in ALL the pictures so far?

Audra: Ummm…..????

Here is Bryce doing something that doesn’t include his mom. Working on art projects. Not really useful for his social aspiration, but that one is SO HARD to do in an ISBI.

Bailie decides to go….you know I’m not 100% sure what she is doing with Mr. Bear.

Bailie: I’m telling it a story.

About what?

Bailie: A mysterious duck.

Uh huh…ok, carry on.

Now Audra is back and working on looking through a fashion blog. She might never get close to her aspiration, or to completing this job, but at least she is doing things to try now.

My gosh, she actually finally did it. She’s right, a promotion is in order. This has been the only thing keeping her from getting that promotion this whole time.

Thanks Julia.

Julia: Just trying to be helpful.

No that was sarcasm. You broke the toilet, so moping is doing no good what so ever.

Julia: It’s getting the floor clean.

*Rolls eyes*

Awww, Ariana had a little girl! The kids are finally getting cousins. I hope her daughter does better than these kids.

Bryce and Bailie: We heard that!

Then do better!

Bailie: Yo bro….that’s spoiled you know.

Bryce: *sigh* nothing in my life ever goes right.

Bailie: Just don’t eat it dummy, there is more food in the fridge.

I had completely forgotten that Brodie wasn’t even started in potty training, so Alan is pulled away from the violin long enough to get him started. Brodie is still only about 1/2 to point 2, but it’s a start.

Damn it Bryce! We were doing so good too. -5 Points. I’m not even sure why he wasn’t in bed, he was a few minutes ago.

I wish promotions gave points! Some of these are REALLY hard to get a NTH to get done! Plus, we could REALLY REALLY use the points.

Especially now. BRYCE, GO TO BED!!! -5 points

I literally had to have Alan go put him to bed. He kept heading up and then coming back downstairs and doing something else, and then he’s head up but not to bed, he’d just stand there. UGH.

Sadly, Bryce never did get an A in school. He got to a B, and had the skills needed, but just never made it to an A. I don’t know that Bailie will do any better since she doesn’t have the skills yet.

Either way, Happy Birthday Bryce!

Bryce: I make this look good.

Ummm….I guess, but I think a make-over is in order, this isn’t really you is it?

Bryce: I guess not, my hair feels really weird so short on top.

This is much better, but MY GOODNESS aren’t you a tall skinny looking sim. I know height really isn’t a thing, but he just seems tall, and super skinny.

Uncle Arthur came over and visited and Bryce is doing….well I don’t really know what he is doing actually. Let’s see….

He’s doing nothing. I mean, maybe he was a second ago, but now he’s just staring at the blank screen.

Whatcha doing Bryce?

Bryce: Just contemplating my existence and why I continue to fail in my goals.

You’re just a teenager, snap out of it!

Two stinky children playing dolls together. I was just sure Bailie was going to pass out again, but luckily she did not. Brodie also, I just want to point out, has never passed out. (I’ve probably jinxed it now, but I just wanted to point it out.)

Awww, Audra and Brodie are sharing a moment in the back there, and Alan is, of course, tied to the violin. He manages to complete one song and start on the second one. He’s close to being at level 9 so he can license them, but this has been a rough aspiration to complete this time.

Back at it Audra? I’m so proud. It’s like this upstairs computer we put in became her “work” computer while the downstairs one is still the one for games.

It’s New Years, not that you would be able to tell, but Alan actually gets Audra and Bailie to sit down and watch the countdown with him. Bryce and Brodie were both in bed, asleep….so they were exempt from joining in.

I’ve never tried this before, but we need points, so we are going to see if Bryce can get us some. He is working as a retail employee, which he needs to gain charisma….not likely, but maybe. We’ll see how he does.

Oh wow, Arthur ended up with twin girls. Poor Hayden and Arthur, that will be a lot of work. I’m excited to see them grown up actually.

What’s wrong now Bryce?

Bryce: Huh? Oh, hi. I’m not gaining any points.

You mean for the challenge? No, you aren’t, you have actually lost us points this time.

Bryce: I’m never going to be made heir.

Don’t give up, just do really well at your job and try to get an A in high school…PLEASE.

Bless you Audra! I love that you clean. You even have an audience. The Shrine of Warm Bubbles patrons will appreciate the fresh scent I’m sure.

Bryce decides to start helping out more with little Brodie. He changes his diaper, and then does flash cards at two different times, at Brodie’s request. It’s really quite cute.

Audra autonomously plays with Brodie. I think this is the only kid she ever played with like this. Brodie looks to be having fun. Arthur is back, probably getting away from the twins. I believe Alan is back on the violin just out of shot.

Hey, you are doing your homework! That’s good. Keep that up and you can probably get an A.

Bryce: *sigh* we’ll see. I’m so tried all the time.

That’s because you keep not going to bed, you just nap and then do nothing else. Start SLEEPING.

Not what I meant Bryce! -5 points. You need to start getting us points soon, because we’ve had almost no positive points this whole generation!

Aww, Ariana’s daughter became a toddler. She looks cute, we’ll have to go check on her in a bit.

Dinner in the toddler’s room….I mean, why not? Look at that, Brodie is climbing into bed all by himself. Bryce needs to be more like him.

With that, I’m going to be done. I’m so frustrated with this family right now. Nothing gets done quickly, nothing seems to get done at all. No A’s, even though they did a ton of homework early on, no milestones, no nothing.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 7 (-35)
Pass Out (-5) : 38 (-190)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 16 (+80)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using sparesā€™ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +5

Yes, you see that correctly. We might as well have just started this challenge, we are back in single digit points. If we keep up like this we will be in negatives by the next update.

This is little Britta, Ariana and Jaquan’s daughter. I don’t know that they will have any more, but we will see. She is a little cutie though.

Alan 09 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 11

Otts Family – Alan 09

Alan 08 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 10

Hello, welcome back to the Otts family. Last entry we had NO PASS-OUTS!!! It was very exciting! We are back with a new entry and I realize, a lot of stuff has happened this time, and I have done way more just day to day commentary than I did last generation as Eddie’s generation was ending at entry 10, and we are at 9 and Brodie is still a baby. Hope you don’t mind all the extra “fun.”

Let’s get started with Bryce just getting up from a nap and Bailie working on her homework. Come on A’s, we need the points!

Bailie is still our mess maker. Seriously girl, every time I turn around!

Bailie: I’m being creative!

Your supposed to be being rambunctious!

Bailie: Nah, too lazy.

Later that night Julia gets to work cleaning up the same spot. We’ve missed you being useful Julia!

Bailie, I appreciate you trying to clean, I truly do, but this is a pointless endeavor here.

Bailie: What! Why?

Um…because both the sink and the toilet are spewing more water all over the floor?

Bailie: Fine, I’ll go check on the baby.

Shooshing him over and over isn’t really helpful either.

Bailie: FINE! *huffs off*

Audra starts cleaning up the bathroom once I have Alan fix all the plumbing, so at least it’s a useful exercise. I would love to not being fixing the plumbing this often, but oh well.

Alan heads to check on Brodie, and while I missed the notification, Jill ran away again. She has been paid attention to a lot, so I think she might just be independent, or something like that.

Luckily she is back right away and we have Alan welcome her home. She appears to be either sick, or super dirty. This is my first pet, so I’m not adept at telling the difference yet.

To be safe, we take Jill to the vet. It’s here I see we can get her fixed. That would likely “fix” the yowling with the flaming heart over her head since I think that is when she is in heat.

Luckily Jill checks out totally fine, so it was just dirt, and she needed a brushing. Alan is very happy the cat is ok. I did not direct this one.

What a sweet evil man and his cat.

Alan: Hey, Jill is special ok!?

Back at home it’s time for Brodie to grow up! I’m super excited to see him as a toddler!

At first I feel like I’ve got back in time. Isn’t that basically the same hair that Bryce grew up with? Yep, sure is. Make-over will be needed.

There we go, MUCH better. Although it is remarkable how much he looks like his brother. I did a side by side comparison and they are just slightly different. Here is Bryce on the left, Brodie on the right.

Pretty close in my opinion. Both boys are super cute though! I am crossing my fingers that Brodie is less work than Bryce and Bailie though! Anyway, with the make-over done, we then got this notice.

Woohoo, way to go Arthur. Now both of the other Otts kids are going to add some cousins. That’s pretty exciting to me. Alan has been hard at work, it’s about time the rest of them get going.

Eddie comes haunting and decides he needs to help us reach our goal of a new house someday soon. Thanks Eddie!!! (It was a masterpiece!)

Bryce proves again that he is his fathers child. Remember when Alan went through a fitness phase as a kid? Well Bryce is now as well.

So far Brodie has been pretty easy to take care of. We will see how he does as he grows up, but maybe he takes more after his mom than his dad.

It’s Winterfest again, and so the family drags out the Winterfest Tree and starts to decorate it. It’s a lot of fun to watch the family decorate together.

Alan gets started on the feast while everyone else, well most of them, take another quick nap to be ready for the festivities tonight. Bailie decides to get a jump start on homework. They have to be getting close to having A’s.

The meal is had, although I didn’t catch a picture of it, and it’s time for present opening. Getting everyone to open a present this year was not easy. They really could use a larger house, but no money for the one I want them to have. Hopefully soon.

Brodie and Jill have a stand-off. The kitty isn’t sure about the toddler, and the toddler really wants to pet the kitty.

As the Winterfest comes to a close the family wraps up and goes to bed before asking Father Winter for any presents. Not that anyone but Alan would have been able to ask. So we will call it a night for the Otts.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 7 (-35)
Pass Out (-5) : 35 (-175)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 16 (+80)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using sparesā€™ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +20

Oh my gosh guys, the score didn’t change!!!! We didn’t even break even, NO points changed. I am ok with this for this family right now. I hope to start up the positives again now, but YAY for there still being 20 points in our coffers.

For fun, here is a quick look at Ariana’s husband and Arthur’s wife. Arthur and his wife live on the plane crash plot in StrangerVille, and Ariana’s husband has the StrangerVille Mystery aspiration, which I thought was fun. I know this update was a little bit shorter, but I didn’t want to keep going and start losing a bunch of points. šŸ˜€

Alan 08 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 10

Otts Family – Alan 08

Alan 07 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 09

Hi hi hi! Welcome back to the Otts family. We have had much more successful entries, even though we still lost some points, the last couple round and we hope like crazy that we are on the upswing now. So let’s not waste any more time and just get into it.

We start with Alan and Adura taking a little trip out to a park. I do not remember why we came out here, but I do know Alan took some time to play his violin. I think I was hoping Audra would introduce herself to some sims.

A little later that afternoon once everyone is home again we spy this site. I’m not sure where Alan is, but everyone else is napping, IN A BED!!! Progress people!

Alan’s faces are just too funny to not catch sometimes. This is him making faces at Audra, he was needing some charisma. This put him right over, which puts him ready for a promotion.

Poor Audra was exhausted, but also had to pee. She started to go to bed and almost instantly got up and walked into the bathroom where she just didn’t quite make it. -5 points

Audra: Was that my water breaking?

No, sadly, you just peed yourself. Sorry honey.

Audra: Oh yuck, now I need another shower. Man, pregnancy bladder is no joke.

Alan comes home a little while later with the promotion I knew should be coming. Great job Alan! This was the branching promotion and he picked the musician track.

Oh my gosh guys. Why isn’t THIS worth points???!!! Everyone is sleeping, at the same time, in the right beds. Including the cat!

Look at this cute little Jill!!! I love her.

I am pretty sure Bailie is around the corner, walking to the table with her food, which means everyone ate breakfast today too. It’s a miracle. Are we, PERHAPS, getting on a schedule of some kind?

Since Bailie needs to play on playground equipment while playful we decide to head to the part. Bailie decides to stand around and talk to everyone who came with them, and Bryce was talking to new people…..

Which means, he has managed to get the first milestone of his aspiration completed!!! +5 points

Way to go Bryce!!! You got us the first positive points since about the time your sister was born!!!!

Bryce: I did? How?

You reached a milestone in your social aspiration.

Bryce: Oh, cool. Can I do more?

By all means, please try!

Aunt Ariana and Uncle Arthur are way more interesting to Bailie than playing on the jungle gym. Well, at least one kid is getting us points.

Bryce spends some time with his dad playing chess. I’m ok with this, perhaps Alan can become his best friend. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone autonomously become best friends. Anyone know if that is a thing?

Audra! What are you doing? The bench you were sitting on is literally right next to the bathroom. You can even see it in the back of this picture. -5 points

Audra: Ah, my water broke.

No, again, you just peed yourself. You’ve been in labor before girl! What is up with you?

Audra: I’m so tired of being pregnant!

Back at home Bryce sits down to do his homework. Come on A’s!

He’s quickly followed by his sister.

Bryce: Copy cat.

Bailie: Am not, I just was doing some stuff first!

You should both be doing your homework, so keep at it!

I get this notification and have to wonder….is this going to be like his dad being “evil” or will he ACTUALLY be mean?

Audra: My water actually broke this time.

So the notification says, yes. Ready to go to the hospital?

Audra: Let me just take this trash out first.

Back to being super mom I see!

It’s another trip to the hospital I have decided must have changed it’s name to Ectoplasm Medical Center. Even the doctor is a ghost this time!

Audra: I don’t want to be…..life-ist, but ghosts are SO SLOW!

They don’t really have anywhere they have to be I guess.

Audra: Yes, but this baby isn’t going to stay in forever!

Here comes Ghost Doc, and man, Audra is right.

Audra: I told you! Come on doc, this baby is ready!

It’s a new little boy! Everyone meet Brodie Otts. It’s impossible to tell who he takes after yet, but the family is ready to get home.

Where we find Eddie visiting. Well Eddie, I appreciate you moping, but it won’t do much good seeing as how you JUST broke the sink. I mean, come on ghosts, can we bypass ANY plumbing?

Since it’s the weekend we decide to try and take Bailie to the park again. She plays for a short period of time and then is done. Alan appears to have had a great time.

We decide to change parks, as this one doesn’t have any food options nearby or ways to make food, and I don’t want to have to call it a day too early. Apparently at this park though there was a cos-play event happening.

The kids both decide to play on the jungle gym, but Bailie is never playful enough to have it do her any good. Alan even tries to joke with her and nothing.

So, back home we head, without any points gained from the excursion. I will keep trying. Once we get back home we get this notice.

About time Ariana, I’ve been wondering if you and Arthur were going to do anything more than just live in StrangerVille alone for a long time.

Bryce, don’t pour all of that onto poor Jill.

Bryce: I didn’t pour it on her, she is in the way.

You shouldn’t be making the mess anyway!

Oh well, I guess mom has it “taken care of” in her own mom way. I do love Audra.

It’s birthday time again! Who for this time you are asking? Why, Alan! He is going to be an adult now.

Happy Birthday Alan, welcome to adult hood!

You actually are looking more and more like your dad as you get older. I love genetics. I think that feels like a great spot to stop this update. I know it’s slightly shorter than some of the others, but next time we will see what little Brodie looks like as a toddler!

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 7 (-35)
Pass Out (-5) : 35 (-175)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 16 (+80)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using sparesā€™ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +20

Well, we have broken even with the last update. We have at least stopped the constant point loss, so that is a good thing. The kids have been doing their homework dutifully so hopefully they will come home with A’s soon.

Alan 07 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 09