Comic Summer: Post 2.16

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SimNaNo Entry #14

We are back, and counting down the last few updates for this years SimNaNo. Thank you for spending it with me and the Comic’s and I hope you have had some fun. We are wrapping up this generation probably this update, which mean we are moving onto the last generation of this challenge. Here’s a look at where we are so far.

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 (5 of 10 careers topped)
  • Tricks of the Trade (27 of 39 skills mastered)
  • Aspiration Family (18 of 27 base game aspirations completed)
  • Aspirational Family (goal) (19 of 30 aspirations competed)

So we have been making some great progress and we should hopefully complete a few more things before the end of this update. For now, though, let’s hope right in and check out how it’s going for the family.

We are going to start off right away with Oceana completing the Mixology aspiration. This also means she has maxed out the mixology skill. Oceana has been a super successful sim for us. She takes Public Enemy next.

Olive finally finishes up the bodybuilder aspiration and boy am I glad. Still no word of any of the kids getting married so far, but we are still hopeful we can complete these family ones soon enough. She goes back to Successful Lineage I believe.

This is a special day for the family, and Lily throws a big party at a lounge in another area of town. As you can see friends and family of all sorts showed up to celebrate with the family. What is the special occasion you might ask? I’m glad you did, because it’s Olive’s birthday today. Now, the lounge doesn’t have a stove, so the cake has to be done later, but the party was a huge success.

After the party has wound down for the night and everyone had left the lounge, Orca stayed and ordered another drink. I guess she wasn’t ready to return home to the 4 kids waiting for her there.

Back at home, Olive makes herself a cake and blow out the candles. We didn’t forget her birthday, of course, having just thrown her a big party, but we didn’t want her to feel sad. She is still a lovely elder.

Olive’s first move as an elder is to head upstairs and finish her research and debate skill. She also just needs a small sliver of work performance to max her current career. Way to go Olive!

Rye continues to work on robotics, but he still isn’t very good. He hits himself in the head more often than not, and finishes up dazed after plenty of his sessions.

Oceana is back to the DJ booth, and with her party outfit on she is grooving and having a grand time behind the deck. I’m hoping she’ll be able to help her niece with some future parties.

Lily helps Olive with the next batch of potion, and she finally learns it for herself as well. That means there is another sim who can make the potion that has gotten us through all of these skills.

Olive spends New Skill day working on cooking. She got to level 9 and then quickly to level 10 in gourmet cooking. Then she prepares to start on baking as well.

Lily has to gain some painting skill for her job, so she heads up to the easel and gets the skill in no time. She has maxed all the skills I needed her for, so I’m debating what to do with her now.

So I send her bowling. We might as well get this skill out of the way. She gets up to level 4 before heading back home to start the next day. It was a successful new skill day for everyone.

I missed the initial picture, but Fabiana finished up the skills I needed her too. This was very thrilling as I really wasn’t sure she’s make it. So now, unless one of the girls who moved out, gets married, she will mostly get to do what she wants. I start shrinking down the garden.

Oceana has made enemies with the girl at the table and they are now sworn enemies. It’s interesting to have to do this aspiration, but Oceana feels like the woman to do it. I just hope she last’s long enough!

It’s another night and another big party. This time held at a bar that was outfitted with an oven. A caterer was higher to make a cake, and she put the cake in an area where candles couldn’t be added. However, Reed uses this opportunity to gain lots of friends with much of his family and extended family members. Who were we celebrating this time??

It’s Oceana! She also had to go home, bake a quick cake and blow out the candles, but she had a good birthday all the same. It’s crazy to see her as an elder now. I will miss her so much!

Then she heads upstairs, and much like Olive, finishes up a skill. This time the DJ mixing skill. She is currently in the criminal career, and we hope she will have time to get her aspiration completed.

This update is just full of accomplishments today. Olive comes home with her career maxed out in Education. She quickly switches over to the culinary career and we need to start working the Master Chef aspiration, so I go ahead and switch her to that for now.

We got the stuff to get Reed started on the veterinarian skill, and he gets started while Rye continues to slowly move up the robotics skill. These skills aren’t super fast to build when the boys are still having to do school.

Lily heads back to the bowling alley and quickly levels up the bowling skill to it’s maximum level. I need Lily to gain her career levels a little faster, and I’m not doing that so well at the moment. I’ll have to make better efforts on this.

It’s WinterFest again and the whole family, at least the ones we know, are invited over again The tree is decorated, presents are placed and everyone enjoys food and opening up the gifts It’s a full day for everyone.

It’s yet another party, but this time at a restaurant. It’s Lily’s birthday, but sadly it’s going to be a far from happy occasion for her. While everyone is eating the phone calls start coming in.

First it’s Blossom, then it’s Orca. The whole family is going to be sad for a while at this point. Then the night gets worse. Oceana had to leave dinner early to head to work as as everyone is heading out of the restaurant this happens.

Fabiana has moved onto the great beyond, and luckily Lily wasn’t completely home yet, so she came back in and gathered the urn to bring home and place on the spot created for her.

Lily bakes a quick cake to blow out candles on, it’s been a rough birthday for her.

Sadly, the day had one more surprise in store, when all the phone began ringing again and we hear that Brook has passed now as well. Olive and Oceana lost all of their sisters is essentially under 12 sim hours.

Rye left the house to go collection gathering, since it was still the weekend and we needed to get out of the house. He manages to collect enough crystals to complete a milestone, and once he gets home he sends them off to the geo counsel to get the elements he needs.

It’s a fairly somber New Years, everyone watches the count down, but there is no big party. Everyone misses Fabiana and are thinking of the rest of the family members they lost suddenly right here at the end of the year.

Life, however, moves on, and beach clean up with the club is still a thing. We just need to find the last 2 buried treasures to complete that collection, but the game doesn’t seem interested in giving them to us yet.

There is one more party to be had in this update, that has been so full of accomplishments and sorrow. It’s the R-twins birthday finally, and they get a small party and a Winter Cake. The party is a success, and both blow out their candles.

Rye adds Outgoing to Good and Childish for her final trait, but he also earned Good Manners, Compassionate, and Responsible as well. He is almost through the Nature aspiration he needs. Reed gains Non-Committal, which goes with Outgoing and Bookworm for his traits. He also gained character traits, Mediator, Good Manners, and Responsible.

That is going to be our wrap up for the night, but on top of all the deaths we experienced there were some fun updates from the extended family as well. I will put them below so you can see them. Two more updates I hope, so SimNaNo, and thanks for joining me.


SimNaNo Totals:

Words: +1,558 | 24,152 / 25,000
Pictures: +72 | 562 / 500

Post 2.15 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 3.01

Comic Summer: Post 2.15

Post 2.14 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.16

SimNaNo Entry #13

Welcome back, and we are getting close to the end of SimNaNo. I wish I could finish this challenge by the end of the month, but I’ve been busy enough that just isn’t going to happen. We should, however, reach our goals without any problems! Last time the R-twins grew into teens, Fabiana became and elder and we wondered if we would be able to finish all these goals. Let’s take a look at where we are at.

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 (23 of 39 skills mastered)
  • Aspiration Family (16 of 27 base game aspirations completed)
  • Aspirational Family (goal) (17 of 30 aspirations competed)

So I apparently missed updating some skills along the way as when I counted up what we have completed so far there are 23 skills complete, but I didn’t remember maxing 3 of them last update. Still, those numbers should be correct now and you can see we are just blazing along. We might do this yet. Let’s get started.

After the boys’ birthday, I have them start working on some skills. One of the skills Rye is set to tackle is the Robotics skill. So he starts making robots and parts on the station. This skill feels a bit slow to level so far, but hopefully, it will get faster.

We are already up to 24 skills now as Lily has maxed out singing. That means she has maxed every musical skill except for the DJ Mixing, and I’m handing that to someone else. I’m not sure what she will work on now. Probably just her aspiration and job.

Rye still needs to get his Get Fit badge, so we have him head over to the treadmill to do some working out. His brother decides to have a chat with him. Reed still needs the artist badge, so I send him to go paint.

Olive is busy working on that bodybuilder aspiration. She has got to be getting close, just look at her arms already! Either way, I realized around here that Olive, especially if she completes this aspiration soon, will be around for a while, but Fabiana is going to pass away before Petunia or either boy can max a career. So I switch Olive over to Successful Lineage so she can help with homework and mentor while the boys are still teens. Fabiana switches to Big Happy Family.

Most of Fabiana’s hope’s to complete another aspiration rest on this girl. She is almost through the fishing skill, and the Angling Ace aspiration. I believe all she has left to do is to max the skill. She will then move out as it seems Lavender isn’t interested in getting married so far.

Visitor’s come by all the time from the extended family. Especially Orca and Misty, but we did give Orca a key. She has turned elder, which I apparently missed somewhere along the way. I had expected her to stay young longer than that with as many kids as she had, but she was out on her own before the others, and I gave the rest a single youth potion, so I guess it makes sense.

Reed’s outgoing trait, I think, is what causes him to randomly take selfies of himself, or maybe it’s just because he’s a teen. I clearly haven’t given enough to do. Time to get him started on something.

While updating my spreadsheets I realized, Fabiana maxed the Vampire Lore skill and I didn’t even realize it! Way to go Fabiana. That means she needs to finish parenting and can solely focus on flower arranging. She might actually make it! I also, apparently, missed the picture completely, but she got promoted to the top level of the gardening career, and then retired.

I never realized that another sim could help with the potion making. So when Oceana starts the next batch of plentiful needs potions I have Lily go over and help. I just need her to finish her career, and the aspiration would also be good and then she can move out on her own.

Since having Oceana standing at the bar all the time was getting old, and she’s almost maxed the skill already, I buy a DJ booth and have her start working that skill. Seeing her in the booth makes me realize, this is actually a really good fit for her.

I wanted to try and have Lily repair some things at the next noon repair session. Instead, she starts the speaker on fire. Then chaos ensues. First Lily couldn’t “reach” the fire to put it out, even with a spell. Then the fire brigade showed up and complained they couldn’t get in the house. While that was happening the rest of the family ran outside and then couldn’t get back in the house themselves. Apparently going into this house when it is on fire can’t be done, at least by a door. I was able to get Fabiana to teleport into the house, but she also couldn’t reach the fires either. Either on the speaker, the bench, that was still on fire, or any of the things on the other side of the wall that were also on fire. Not sure what has happened with fires, but she couldn’t even cast a spell on it, and she has ranged spells. Luckily everything ended ok, and everything got replaced.

To help Fabiana work on her parenting skill without having to sit at the computer over and over again, I decided to have her visit her sister-in-law, Orca. She lives in a house with 4 of her 5 kids, including the toddler twins, her sister-in-law and her husband, and their 2 kids, I believe. It’s a full house.

However, after many hours of talking about parenting, playing with, and taking care of the toddlers, she finally maxed the skill. That is one more down and hopefully, she can focus solely on Flower Arranging now.

Back at home, Olive is busy finishing up the mentoring of her youngest two children, and then she switches back to the Bodybuilder aspiration. Since it will be a bit before Lily maxes a career or anyone gets married (apparently), she should have time to finish. Oceana keeps working on her DJing skills, and Fabiana is working with her flowers.

It’s HarvestFest time again, which is hard to believe it’s already here. The family has many gnomes around this year, but at the end of the holiday, we’ve sold a fair amount of them. They aren’t a needed collection in this challenge. The family also sits down to a nice Tofurky meal.

Then it’s back to skill, skill, skill. Reed is asking Olive for her advice on something, and I really should take those two volunteering again soon. That really is a nice way to build up some character traits.

Since both of the boys still needed to complete the Outdoor badge for scouts, and the fishing on the island doesn’t count, we send Petunia and both boys to go fish in Oasis Springs. This has the added benefit of being a good place to find frogs and other collecables for Rye’s aspiration.

After finishing up fishing Rye spends some time collecting all the things he can dig up. He still needs some crystals, or metals….can’t remember which right the moment and while the family has plenty, I am trying to have him do it legitimately.

Oceana comes home with a promotion into the mixologist branch of the food career. This completes the milestone she was working on and now she just needs to finish up her mixology skill and make some more drinks.

Petunia is back out at her normal fishing spot, it’s very nice to have it right here on the island. She stays for most of the night fishing.

Then we finally get the notice. Not only does this mean she completed the aspiration, it also means she’s maxed the skill, because that’s all that was needed to finish the aspiration.

With that being great news for Petunia, she switches over to the Super Parent aspiration, we are crossing our fingers and hoping, and move her out to a cute little house in Brindleton Bay. I’m not sure why I see her, there, but it seems like a good place for a person who likes fishing.

With that, we show proof that this generation has finished their scrapbook requirements, Olive wrote the book a long time ago, and now all the pictures are on the wall. It’s been a successful generation!

Before we head out I figured I would share some extended family kid updates with you. These are the three oldest kids, besides Misty, whom you’ve seen a lot of as she is over often. On the far left is Wade, who used to have red hair, and apparently made it brown now. That is Orca’s oldest. Then is Blossom’s only child, Jay, now that he is all grown up, and finally Rose, Orca’s youngest girl.

These are the youngest of the extended family. The little brown-haired girl is Daisy, Brook’s only child. Then are Orca’s twins. Birch is in the blue, and Bay is in the pink. I’m a little annoyed with the game at the fact all three of these kids got Autumn’s teal eyes, but not of Olive’s kids did. Maybe Rye’s kids will, I hope. But that will come next time. We should be close to, if not fully wrapping up this generation next update, so hope to see you there.


SimNaNo Totals:

Words: +1,652 | 22,594 / 25,000
Pictures: +35 | 490 / 500

Post 2.14 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.16

Comic Summer: Post 2.14

Post 2.13 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.15

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

Post 2.13 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.15

Comic Summer: Post 2.13

Post 2.12 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.14

SimNaNo Entry #11

Welcome back to the OWBC. Good to see you all, especially since after the last update I’m sure about half of you were disappointed in who become heir. That was such a close race. As a quick recap of last time, Rye was announced as heir, aspirations were worked on and some skills were maxed. Let’s take a look at our goal sheet:

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 (16 of 40 skills mastered)
  • Aspiration Family (10 of 27 base game aspirations completed)
  • Aspirational Family (goal) (12 of 30 aspirations competed)

So you might see where I added another ‘Aspirational Family’ goal and this is just kind of to see if I can complete what my initial “suggestion” for that goal would be. The official goal now is to complete all the base game aspirations, which I’ve switched focus to working on at this point, which I may or may not have mentioned before. Let’s get going with the family.

Oceana has been my, try a little of everything, sim. She just needs to go pick up a voodoo doll from the Hijinks festival and finish the last bits of mischief skill in order to complete the aspiration she’s been working on. I have her working on Mixology, but I’m not sure she’ll ever get through that aspiration.

Lavender sits and works logic with Petunia. I’m not sure Petunia is going to end up with an A in high school or not. I am trying to get her to a level 3 in something, but I’m not sure it’s happened yet.

The boys work on scouting badges when they aren’t working on their aspirations. Since they need to do lots of art for the art scout badge I have Rye sit and draw some pictures. He doesn’t quite have the badge yet, but we are getting close.

This is how Lily has been spending her days. Tied to the instrument drinking potions to keep her needs up and practice practice practice. She is finishing up writing the 4th song for her aspiration.

Then she completes it and licenses all 4 songs. Swaying in the Palms is the organ song I believe, Think of You is the violin, and then I think In a Boat is guitar, leaving In the Night to be the piano, but I’m not 100% sure of any of that.

Rye met this kid by using the chat with on the computer. This is a cousin, Jay Comic, who is Blossom’s son as you may or may not remember. He is apparently, now a child, and so Rye invites him over and makes friends with him.

All of Lily’s time spent at the organ finally pays off and she completes yet another skill. Only two more instruments to get that final skill level for and then she will have maxed all instruments.

Lavender has been tied to the chess table for a while, as all she needed to complete her aspiration was to finish up logic. So she sat and played and played and played. Sometimes she played with Fabiana or Petunia, and other times she played alone.

But it’s all worth it because she has now completed Nerd Brain! Way to go Lavender. I then have a decision to make about Lavender. Do I have her stick around and complete other things, or send her on her way?

After a bit of thinking I decide to have her complete one more thing, so I give her mansion baron and the only things we need to add are columns, and windows. The value of the house is already at the levels it needs to be for this aspiration. So it is completed quickly.

With that, it is decided Lavender will be more useful to the family if she moves out and hopefully gets married fairly quickly. So Lavender takes some money and moves into a small house. She completed 2 child aspirations, 2 adult aspirations, and maxed 2 skills (although only one was new.) She ended up with 19 traits, including Compassionate and Responsible which I think I forgot to mention when she grew up.

Oceana is a great aunt to all her nieces and nephews. They were working on sociability badges as well as getting Rye some more social skill. He’s very close to finishing up his aspiration, but it will take a little more time.

I still need to get Olive and/or Fabiana to max out parenting. I’m not sure of the best ways to build parenting, especially since the boys are almost teens. It’s a difficult skill, in my opinion, to get maxed out.

Lily finishes up the guitar skill after working on it for a bit. This gives her 3 out of the 4 instruments maxed out. All that is left is the violin which she will work on after this. However, first I would like to finish up her aspiration.

Desiree was out haunting this night, and she autonomously went over and hugged Petunia. I think it’s sweet when they do this automatically. Maybe Desiree is remembering what it was like for Olive to be the ‘bad apple’ of the bunch, although I’ll admit, my bad apples are still usually fairly successful.

With Oceana being in entertainment, she needs to work on her guitar, so this gives Lily the chance to mentor her, which is needed for her aspiration, and she completes it! Another aspiration down. We debate if Lily will leave the nest as soon as she finishes her skills, but decide to first have her work on a career, so she picks to be a Critic, and changes to the Party Animal aspiration.

It is finally time again for the Hijinks festival, so Oceana heads out with her nieces and sisters to go to the festival. Well, one sister, I guess. Lavender and Lily are there as well as Orca. They all join the pranksters and have a good time at the festival. Lavender does make me wonder a bit when she decides to snuggle a voodoo doll though. The pranksters win and get their voodoo dolls and other goodies.

Oceana attaches the voodoo doll given to both herself and Lily to different people and preforms multiple voodoo actions on them to get through the 5 she needs for her aspiration.

Then the four of them stand around for a bit after the festival ends and perform mischief actions on each other until Oceana finally maxes the skill and completes the aspiration. She changes back to Joke Star and we head home for the evening.

Back at home, we get a couple of notifications. First is that Brook gave birth to a little girl named Daisy, which is adorable, and then Rose has finally grown into a child. Sadly Rye had already become friends with her before she was a child, and so she doesn’t count.

Lily had been working on the violin and has officially maxed that now as well. That gives her all 4 instrument skills maxed. She is still a young, young adult, and hopefully she will be able to get through the critic career quickly. We’ll find out though.

Since she has completed all other musical talents, I go ahead and have Lily start working on singing. You also may spy Fabiana working on her gardening some more as well. She is close to finishing up the gardening aspiration and then can head back to her parental ones.

That, however, feels like a good place to leave this. It’s a little bit shorter than the ones I have been writing, but as you can see below our numbers for SimNaNo are looking good and we covered a fair amount of ground this update. Since I didn’t make it to the boys’ birthday yet, however, we will probably have at least 2 more updates still before the generation switches. Hope to see you next time!


SimNaNo Totals:

Words: +1,375 | 19,383 / 25,000
Pictures: +30 | 409 / 500

Post 2.12 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.14

Comic Summer: Post 2.12

Post 2.11 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.13

SimNaNo Entry #10

Welcome back to the Comic’s. The heir poll’s are closed and it was a VERY close and tight race for heir. So before we get too far let’s take the time to share who is the newest heir for the challenge.

So who is it???

Lavender…..

…?

Lily…..

…?

Petunia…

…?

Reed…

…?

Rye…

…?

IT’S RYE COMIC!

That’s right, your vote is Rye! That means we will have the first male heir of this challenge, and he is also the last heir since his kids will only need to turn YA. Congrats to Rye, and it was a super close race! Here is the chart for how this all turned out.

I didn’t end up voting in this poll as my vote would have likely tied it back up. It went back and forth the entire length of the poll between the two before Rye finally ended up on top by your votes right before the poll ended. My vote also went back and forth between Lily and Rye during the poll, so I’m happy with the choice, and excited to see how our first male heir does. Now that we know who is taking over let’s check in on the family.

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 (3 of 10 careers topped)
  • Tricks of the Trade (14 of 40 skills mastered)
  • Aspirational Family (12 of 30 aspirations competed)

We have at least gotten through the requirements for the generation, outside of needing to take pictures of the boys once they turn into teens. For now, however, let’s see how it’s going with the kids.

So we start with Oceana, who, now that the R-twins are at least children, is ready to go out and clog up the other two drains she needs to clog and get through the mischief aspiration. So we head over to Forgotten Hollow and she starts chatting with Caleb.

Oceana is able to get drain clogged in Caleb’s house, and then whoever was living next door allowed us in and then was gone from the house so we clogged up her sink as well. That gives Oceana another milestone.

Once Oceana got home we found Petunia working on grilling, and then she set the grill on fire. She attempted to put it out, but Oceana ended up having to rush over and finish putting it out. The grill was destroyed and had to be replaced.

Oceana then got this question at her work. I had to laugh because we already live on the private island in Sulani. So Oceana doesn’t actually buy the private island, because we don’t really need it.

We took the boys down to a park so Reed could work on his Rambunctious Scamp aspiration and we were able to get that milestone completed. The girls had a lot of fun playing the “sea monster” for the boys once in a while.

Lily has gotten to the point on guitar where she can write a guitar song and so she starts working on that. This will get us through 2 of the 4 songs needed for her milestone. I’m trying to decide for sure how much to do with her.

Then we get notice that Blossom gets married to her baby daddy, Derrick. He might not be the most handsome sim in my opinion, but good for Blossom.

Fabiana has breakfast with her youngest three, and the only 3 children who are genetically part of her. That means these are the three that need to max skills or get A’s in high school for her.

Lavender finally finished up the rocket and she starts taking it out for space missions. I love watching it take off from the roof. You would think it wouldn’t work great, but hey, #simslogic. It also makes for a cool picture, in my opinion.

Rye works on becoming best friends with Reed and once they become best friends he’s moved through that milestone. I love twins for this, it’s super easy for them to become friends.

Lily has completed writing a song for the guitar and has moved on to working on the violin. Lily is working hard on the instruments and is currently up to level 9 in both the piano and violin.

Olive finally maxes out the fitness skill while out diving for buried treasure. That gives us another skill down, but there are still so many more to go, but we have some time before Rye can become heir.

I, apparently, completely missed the picture of Oceana maxing the Tech Guru career, but she did get that final promotion and left it to head into the Entertainment career. I considered having Lily head into that career, but if I want Oceana to get through Joke Star, she needs to go into the Comedian branch.

While Lily works on writing the song she needs to do for the violin, and Oceana works on building up guitar for the entertainment job, Lavender starts upgrading things, starting with the game mat. She needs to upgrade 5 things for Nerd Brain, so after the game pad she always add Bidet’s to all the toilets in the house.

Rye is needing to make friends with 2 adults. Luckily Aunt Orca came by, as did some of the neighbors this night, and so with pictures building, Rye becomes friends with both his aunt, and this neighbor.

Book is hoping on the baby train and starting to grow her family with husband Aubrey Call. It will be fun to see what the baby is when it’s finally born.

After finishing up with the song on the violin it’s basically time to move onto the pipe organ, however, I don’t have all the room in the world to put instruments, so I decide to have Lily sit down at the piano again. She was finally allowed to sleep after the violin song was done.

Finally Lily maxed out the piano. That is another skill down, which is great, and Lily is at level 9 on both guitar and violin right now after writing the songs for.

We go ahead and sell the piano and buy a little pipe organ which Lily gets up from a nap and heads up to play. She has been tied to instruments for days, but is moving her way quickly up the skill thanks too plenty of potions of plentiful needs, which we keep a cauldron for of all the time.

Because Rye still needs to make friends with 2 other children. Since Orca has a couple of kids we decide to head over to her house with her husband so Rye can start to make friends. When we arrive Rose, Orca’s youngest daughter, is outside, and so Rye starts to make friends with her.

Inside Rye find Misty, Orca’s daughter with Rosa Pancakes, and he makes quick friends with her. The picture taking really is the only way to go for this making friends piece I think.

Orca and her sister-in-law are in the house now and Rye finalizing friendships with both of them so he has locked in the adult friendships. Now he needs to finish up friends with kids. He’s got two right now.

With this picture I announce that Lavender has completed the Rocket Science skill. She worked on updating the rocket and took multiple trips to space, although she has not finished upgrading the rocket.

That, however, is where we are going to call this update completed. With Rye being our heir we have at least two more updates before he is able to take over for this challenge, and hopefully we have more skills maxed, aspirations completed, and careers finished. This has been a successful generation so far and I’m excited to see how Rye does when he takes over.


SimNaNo Totals:

Words: +1,353 | 18,008 / 25,000
Pictures: +31 | 379 / 500

Post 2.11 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.13

Comic Summer: Post 2.11

Post 2.10 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.12

SimNaNo Entry #9

Hello and welcome back for another day of the Comic Summer. As a quick reminder there is one day left on the heir poll for this current generation. If you wanted to wait until you got to know the R-twins a little better today might be your day! So let’s take a look at 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 (3 of 10 careers topped)
  • Tricks of the Trade (14 of 40 skills mastered)
  • Aspirational Family (12 of 30 aspirations competed)

So last update was a little short, not word wise, but in terms of what we covered so we could get the heir poll in and that means the only thing that really happened of note was the birth of the R-Twins, Rye and Reed. So let’s hop in and join the family.

We start with a super sweet moment between Petunia and Rye. This is before the make-overs so there might be some different clothes. Lavender Hates Children and she is already annoyed by having 3 young siblings. She’s going to have to deal and get over it though because she’s got goals to complete.

Blossom adds another boy to our growing extended family by having a little boy named Jay. I’ll have to see what he looks like later after he’s grown up a bit more.

I do have to admit, I LOVE twins. They skill up together so much easier, and even though I don’t usually have quite the ability to micromanage twins as easily, they usually build up skills pretty quickly by doing it together.

Olive sits down to write her memories down into a book to fulfill that requirement of the Family Scrapbook. Now she just needs pictures of all the kids to hang on the wall to complete her part of this challenge. Hard to believe we are getting so close to being with the final generation.

Petunia watches her mom cook and Olive is getting as good at Autumn used to be with the cooking. She mostly makes salads but today is a special day so she is making a special meal.

It’s WinterFest today and while the boys watch, all the girls in the family work to decorate the Winterfest Tree. I do love watching all of them “throw” the decorations on the tree.

Then everyone sits down to enjoy the meal Olive worked to prepare that morning. You can’t really tell for sure, but we are about 4 treasures away from completing the buried treasure collection, and I’m very excited for that.

After dinner Olive gets a call on the phone, and it her former lover, and still friend Father Winter. Yet, what is this? So now we know the TRUTH about Father Winter He’s a spy in disguise, a secret agent! I really did find this too funny that he called on WinterFest and everything. Are you busy today Clement?

Even though Olive said no to the job, Clement comes by to visit later that evening. It would appear having a good relationship with Father Winter gives you better gifts. Olive, Lily and Lavender all get super nice gifts, although I don’t remember who got what, they got stoves, fridges, reindeer decorations, coffee pots, and a computer.

Have an ADORABLE look at the twins eating their breakfast. They need bathes pretty bad, but I’ve been keeping the adults busy so I need to take some time for the twins again.

We got a sweet notice that night. Brook got herself a husband. I really do hope they have kids, because Brook was very pretty. We’ll see what happens with them though.

We also get notification that Orca gave birth to a little girl, and Blossom’s son Jay is a toddler. The family is growing rather quickly!

Seriously, I LOVE twins. Are they not the cutest??? These two boys are pretty cute and they are super friendly with each other. At this stage they do nearly everything together, directed by me or not.

Fabiana is a good mom, although we need to get her working more on her parenting if we hope to get that skill maxed and her aspiration maxed as well. We did go ahead and move her to the gardening aspiration for now and will put her back into the family aspiration as soon as it’s done.

It’s time for little Petunia to grow up. This is another of her outfits that you will see on her, as well as the one she is wearing in the heir poll. I think she is quite a pretty sim and a good mix of her mom’s. I think she has Fabiana’s eyes and nose, but just about everything else is Olive. She adds the Dance Machine trait and while she didn’t get any other childhood traits, I think she’s going to be just fine.

The toddlers are busy watching, watching, watching. They both are working on all of the skills, but while there are so many people in the house it’s the perfect time to use watching to quickly build up the thinking skill.

Brook invites us over to her house, where we meet her husband and a few other people who apparently live in this one bedroom hut with a twin bed. Not sure how that works, but if they are happy then that is great. Oceana does use this moment to clog their sink though. Gotta max that mischief somehow.

A quick trip to the magical realm see Olive training Lavender in magic. This was initially supposed to be a duel, but they never actually got to the dueling. I had Olive do some magically shopping after the training was over. Sadly, when we went home, I discovered that though everyone was fine when we left, the toddlers were not “cared for” while I was gone and were getting taken by the social worker. Now, this was NOT my fault, everyone was in great shape (just tired) when I left, and there were others left at home. There is a bug about this, so came back to right as I got home and had the toddlers each veggies a bunch to save them. This worked, thankfully.

Fabiana reads the boys to sleep whenever she can. She still needs more gardening and logic skills to get her next promotion, so we work on that as we can too. It’s tough being the stay at home parent, even with all the other sims around.

Lily has been zooming along with her piano, and wrote a song on the piano, so now it’s time to tackle another instrument. My idea is to have her write a song for each instrument and that will be what she gets the royalties from. She is gaining singing and guitar fairly quickly already.

Reed has maxed his potty skill. Right after this Rye did as well. They are both on track to get themselves up to Top-Notch toddlers and so we will strive for that. The goal is to get them skilled and ready to grow up with the L-twins.

It’s New Years and that means there is lots of hanging out together, toasting and everyone but the toddlers watch the countdown. We even had some guests join us as well. Does everyone want to share their resolutions?

Fabiana, Lavender & Lily: Gain a skill! Jinx. *laughter*

Olive and Oceana: A promotion!

Wow, ok, so everyone wants similar things.

Petunia: I don’t have a resolution.

…I know, and the toddlers are too young, so I guess that’s everyone. Happy New Years!

Lavender works on repairing something at noon the next day (Sunday) so she can reach a milestone. She is up to building a rocket, which was bought and placed on the roof.

The twins are almost through all of their skills, but Reed needs communication and so he talks with Petunia about Penguins. Petunia is a really good older sister and listens and watches over the boys while they play.

It’s almost birthday time, and while Oceana needs to go clog up a couple more sinks, I’m not about to leave while the twins are still little again. It can wait. Instead, she starts working the mixology skill. I didn’t get a picture of it, but the 3 girls all head out fishing as well. We are trying to find those last buried treasures however we can.

Lavender starts going through a Distant phase, so we send her up to the roof to work on the rocket. She will be growing up later tonight, but she might as well get a head start on the rocket in the meantime. If she is heir I want her through this aspiration so she can get to the nature one she will need to complete.

We got the family a new ice cream machine, and that is a fancy cake. That can all only mean one thing. It’s time for a quadruple birthday! All kind of birthday fun coming at you, and we are throwing a party as well!

Fabiana is the first to grab a cone of ice cream, and then with guest everywhere, including the L-twins birth father, we have four people blow out candles. Lavender first, then Lily, Olive brings Rye over, and finally Fabiana brings Reed and everyone is grown up.

The party manages to be a silver level, and one of the boys rolled to get the social butterfly aspiration, and there is no better start to that aspiration than a grand party so he’s already reach the milestone!

Here are the boys after their make-overs. Both managed to get Top-Notch Toddler. Reed is in the brown and he gets the Outgoing trait, but he wants to be a Rambunctious Scamp. Rye, in the yellow, gets the Good trait, and he wants to be a social butterfly.

We have taken pictures of the oldest 3 and started the current generations wall. Once the boys are teens we will add their pictures, and whoever wins the heir poll will get a vertical picture like Olive did last generation. I can’t believe we are over 1/2 way through this challenge already!

That is where we are going to end this update, but next time we will see who wins the heir poll and hopefully complete a few more goals. Right before I leave, here are a couple of family update pictures.

In the purple is Blossom’s son Jay, who is part Landgraab. Next to him is Orca’s youngest, and her daughter with her current husband, Rose.

These two are Orca’s other kids. In the purple is her daughter with Rosa, Misty. Next to Misty is Orca’s only son, Wade. He still lives with Jayme and not with Orca, but the other two live with Orca.


SimNaNo Totals:

Words: +1,852 | 16,655 / 25,000
Pictures: +43 | 348 / 500

Post 2.10 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.12

Comic Summer: Post 2.10

Post 2.09 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.11

SimNaNo Entry #8

Welcome back for another day! Things are going well in our challenge so far! Last time we had Blossom and Brook both finally reach the tops of their careers and maxed out a handful of skills and aspirations and we are ready to welcome the final baby of the generation. We will be ending this update with an heir poll too! The poll is going to be short this time, probably only a few days, so make sure to get your votes in quickly.

Generation One Requirements

  • IL: Complete a Nature aspiration
  • JA: Go to Selvadorada to find a spouse
  • JA: Build a relic and use it on someone outside of the family
  • RoM: Become a spellcaster
  • FS: Write a Non-Fiction novel

  • IL: Keep Sulani clean (ongoing)
  • IL: Complete Buried Treasure collection (ongoing)
  • IL: Complete Seashell collection (ongoing)
  • JA: Complete Ancient Artifact collection (ongoing)
  • RoM: Win a duel against all 3 sages (ongoing)

  • Have 3 pregnancies each generation (5 of 9)
  • Workaholics (3 of 10 careers topped)
  • Tricks of the Trade (14 of 40 skills mastered)
  • Aspirational Family (12 of 30 aspirations competed)

So last time we got a lot accomplished. Still need Olive to finish up her novel about the family, but we are close to finishing the Buried Treasure collection, we have the last pregnancy of the generation started, and we added 2 careers, 4 skills, and 2 aspirations to our completed list. Let’s get to checking how it’s going now.

This update is liable to be a little shorter than they have been recently just because I want to have time to hold the heir poll as well. But we start off with Lily playing the keyboard. She is going to be my musical person and I’m going to see if I can get her through all the different instruments. She’s starting with the piano, which means she could also work singing later as well.

I had been working Joke Star with Oceana as she was building up comedy, as you might remember. However, the rules have adjusted a bit and it’s now the “base game” aspirations I have to complete for the goal. This will be a lot easier, but since Joke Star requires she change careers I switched Oceana to working on Chief of Mischief. She feels like a sim that might be a bit of a prankster, especially with her programing skills. I think of her like a bit of a hacker.

Happy HarvestFest from the Comic’s! It’s a full day of skilling and doing HarvestFest things. I didn’t get a full set of pictures, but you can see most of the family decided to hang out in the living room to eat their meal. The gnomes made sure to join them, maybe the TV was playing something interesting. They all certainly seem enthralled by whatever brought them into the room. It was a good day for everyone.

I believe this is still Harvestfest, and Lavender gives the guitar spin. She is not slated to work on the musical instruments, that is her sister, so she is sent off to do other things that are more in line with her nerd brain aspiration and earning other skills. She might end up having to help her sister with at least one instrument, but we’ll see how it goes. Oceana is still working on her jokes, and is better much better.

I was quite surprised to see Blossom has wasted no time. She even landed herself a Landgraab. I never gave her much of a preference relationship-wise as she was a spare, and I mostly worked her to death, but I hope the kid takes after her more than him. She is pretty accomplished, so it will be nice to see her raise a baby. I have never gotten a marriage notification for her, however, so nothing solid there, and she is still living with Brook.

So because I had never done it, and we have plenty of these Forbidden Fruit from the garden I decide to go ahead and have Fabiana become a plantsim for a bit. It isn’t permanent in TS4, but I’m hoping she’ll get a bit of a boost to her gardening as we are getting SUPER close to leveling it up and even fairly close to maxing it, and I would like very much to get that done.

Here is Fabiana in her PlantSimness. She is a lovely plantsim if I do say so myself. She gets to work on gardening and I’m tempted to move her into the Freelance Botanist aspiration for a bit to get that one completed since she’s having to wait for her kids to grow up a bit more before she can do more with her current aspiration. I haven’t decided yet, however, so I will just keep waiting for now.

The eldest girls have gotten their A’s in school, and Lily is almost through the Musical Genius already. It’s been a good challenge for these girls so far, although I haven’t spent a ton of time getting them magically prepared however, and that will have to start soon. They need to gain magic skill, especially for the repair spell, cleaning spell, and potion of plentiful needs, which are used frequently in this challenge house.

It was Night On The Town today and so I decided to take most of the family out for a nice dinner. The only one who couldn’t be invited was Brook. We have too big of a family, and since Brook has the highest relationship with Olive, she was the one left at home….sorry Brook! The restaurant was one build by Wyldhawke, which is awesome! It’s one of the experimental food restaurants and so I had all those I can direct take pictures of their food, because why not? The family had a good time, and enjoyed the $0 bill even more….not that they can’t afford it!

Oceana got invited over to Brook and Blossom’s house the next day and so she took the opportunity to work on her mischief skills. Getting sims to dislike you is actually a little bit difficult but we finally achieved it. Oceana has 3 people that pretty much hate her now, but luckily they don’t live near Sulani, so hopefully we won’t see them much. If I can get Oceana through this aspiration, and then get through her job I will probably consider her complete in her tasks and might release her into the world, although her help has been so nice!

This face can only mean one thing, and that is that it is time for Olive to visit the hospital and have the final baby of this generation. Will it continue to be girls for this family, or will they have their first boy. Will it be twins, or just a single birth….or triplets. It was time to send her to find out. I’m excited to see what the baby will be.

I have to give Fabiana some credit. She stayed with Olive as she got checked in and didn’t instantly run off. She is the first spouse I’ve had do this. Now, she did end up running to the computer almost as soon as Olive started to walk back to the room, but still. She also did come down the hall and stand right outside the doors for most of the birth, so her plantsim version seems to be very interested in the baby.

I once again watch the birth closely, especially since we have a ghost doc this time. It’s very funny to me that apparently they can’t have other “alive” sims become doctors, since they always end up ghosts pretty quickly. Luckily the ghost doc did a good job. No major mishaps with the machine, but both Olive and myself are very happy she will never have to experience this machine again.

Would you look at that, it’s twins again. You can’t REALLY tell from this picture, but the twins are both baby boys! That’s right, this family of all girls thus far (besides Orca’s son Wade of course) finally has a boy. These are Reed and Rye Comic.

The L-twins decided, with the new babies in the house to get out of the house for a bit and work on finishing up their scouting badges, that I have been lax in getting them. First they head to the gym to work out for a bit and finish up the get fix badge. Lavender is already pretty fit, but neither of them mind a good workout.

After finishing up the fitness badge they both need to go fishing to complete the Outdoor Adventure badge. Multiple hours of fishing later, and a few skill points, which I’m hoping will help them catch a few more of the buried treasures, they can head home and claim their last two badges. Both are now Llamacorn scouts, and have the scouting aptitude trait.

Orca is a bit of a baby making-machine as I get a notification that she is now going to have a baby with her current husband. This will give her 3 kids, with 3 different people. All of her kids are super cute though, and I’ll be interested to seem them as teens to see who they take after more.

I, somehow, missed a picture of the babies growing up entirely. I know I positioned the camera to take it, and I THOUGHT I took it, but it is not in my screen shots, so I must not have. Still, here are the boys all grown into toddlers with Fabiana reading to them, and their older sister Petunia.

Here they are after a bit of a make-over. You will see some pictures next update where they are in their previous clothes as I did the make-over a little bit later as the house was hectic, but in order to let you see them before I hold the heir poll I wanted to share it first

Little Rye is on the left, his color is Yellow. He rolled the Silly toddler trait, and is a spellcaster. Reed is beside him and his color is Brown. He is not a spellcaster, but he rolled the Angelic trait. I discovered these two will turn to children one day after the L-twins reach YA, unless I hold them off a tiny bit, and grow everyone at once, which I might. But that will be the next update. Let’s get to the heir poll, which will have choices below, but also be over on boolprop.net if that is where you usually vote!

Here are your choices for this generation:

First are our three girls. Lily and Lavender are both spellcasters already and that makes them early top picks, but Lavender’s Hate’s Children I’ve already seen come out with her siblings and not sure I want to deal with that if I don’t have too. Petunia was a our bad apple this generation, but she has done great.

  • Lily (White): Art Lover, Vegetarian, *Outgoing, Father Winter’s Baby, Top-Notch Toddler, Scouting Aptitude, Mentally and Physically Gifted
  • Lavender (Purple): Geek, Hates Children, *Music Lover, Father Winter’s Baby, Top-Notch Toddler, Scouting Aptitude, Socially and Creatively Gifted
  • Petunia (Green): Glutton, *Dance Machine, *Loves Outdoors, Happy Toddler.

For our final two, these are the R-Twins, and the only boys. Rye (in the yellow tank), as I mentioned before, is a spellcaster, where as Reed is not. If you want to see a boy as the heir I would prefer Rye so I don’t have to deal with making Reed a spellcaster, but it isn’t that hard to do, so it’s ok. There is no way to know for sure what aspirations these two will complete as they are toddlers right now.

  • Reed (Brown): *Outgoing, *Bookworm, *Non-Committal
  • Rye (Yellow): *Childish, *Good, *Outgoing

So my top choices would be Lily or Rye as they both have good traits, and are already spellcasters. Lavender I love the look of and she is a spellcaster as well, but her Hates Children drops her some. Petunia and Reed are my lowest picks as they would need to be turned. However, whatever the choice is I will abide it. I know you haven’t had a chance to get to know the boys much yet, but I hope you will give them a look anyway. The poll will be open until Saturday so get your votes in!


SimNaNo Totals:

Words: +2,035 | 14,803 / 25,000
Pictures: +26 | 305 / 500

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Comic Summer: Post 2.09

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SimNaNo Entry #7

Welcome back to post 7 for SimNaNo. This is going to be a pretty long update, so let’s waste no time and get right to the goals:

Generation One Requirements

  • IL: Complete a Nature aspiration
  • JA: Go to Selvadorada to find a spouse
  • JA: Build a relic and use it on someone outside of the family
  • RoM: Become a spellcaster
  • FS: Write a Non-Fiction novel

  • IL: Keep Sulani clean (ongoing)
  • IL: Complete Buried Treasure collection (ongoing)
  • IL: Complete Seashell collection (ongoing)
  • JA: Complete Ancient Artifact collection (ongoing)
  • RoM: Win a duel against all 3 sages (ongoing)

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

We made great progress last time and Olive really just needs that last pregnancy and go write the novel. Well that and keep the island clean, but that hasn’t seemed too difficult.

So you got to see at the end of the last update the new area for the graves, but I didn’t show you the actual addition to the house. So here it is. I plan to put the rocket ship on the roof. We have a lot of the skilling items we are actually using up there and will move things in and out as needed

Void: She is not that funny

She’s working on it…shhhh.

Void: I can’t listen to this.

Yes Oceana is working on her comedy. Her first comedy routine is called Hairstyles Mishaps. You can see Olive working in the back and you can just see Blossom’s plumbob as she working Media Editing.

This towel-clad Brook picture is to say Brook maxed the dancing skill!

Brook: That’s right, I’ve got moooves.

Uh huh, you do, go paint.

Brook: Hey, that was my spotlight.

Yes, but if you want to be out on your own and released from this house before you are an elder you need to get your paint..ing….done.

Well she ran off quickly. I will note I have given every one of the girls, and Fabiana a potion of youth. I want them to have time out in the world, and with it taking so long for the last baby/babies to have space in the home, I gave them one each, staggered out.

Oceana and Blossom head out for a little time away from the house. Blossom is working on the celebrity aspiration, but I don’t know that she is going to get there. She does hand out some autographs. I love how jealous the girl in blue looks that someone else is getting an autograph. She gets one a few moments later and faints.

Back at home we have an almost full family pictures….well, ok, a little over 1/2 a full family picture. While Olive works on grading papers everyone else eats some food and chats with Petunia.

This time I remember a birthday and Fabiana grows up into an adult like Olive is. They are still very cute together, but then it’s back to work. Feels like it’s never ending around here.

Blossom works more on the media production skill. I had never used this before, but it’s kind of fun. She does some inspirational blogs, and records some yoga videos that she edits and uploads.

I think I missed the picture of Lily coming home with an A and completing her aspiration. She gets Rambunctious Scamp next so we head to the playground, where we find a very pregnant Orca. Lily loves her aunt Orca. I have apparently been asleep at the wheel as this is Orca’s second child.

Back at home, without me even realizing it was time, little Petunia grows up to a child. Sorry Petunia. She doesn’t look very happy with me for forgetting her birthday.

This is Petunia after a bit of a make-over and with a smile on her face. She’s cute, and I actually can see a lot of her grandpa Desiree in her, although she looks a lot like her mom’s too. Even as a bad apple she managed to get Happy Toddler and she gets the Artistic Prodigy aspiration, and she is a Glutton.

I guess when we saw her Orca was about ready to pop and gave birth to Misty.

I send all the girls out to swim, which will work their fitness (or in Petunia, Lily, and Lavender’s case motor) while also upping everyone’s fun. They sometimes need it and in the clear water with turtles swimming around frequently it’s a lot of fun.

So I really like the paintings Brook was painting here and had never seen them before. It even helped put her over her milestone. Way to go Brook! She just needs to paint some masterpieces now and she will be finished.

This feels like a common sight in this house. Someone back there brewing a potion, the potion of plentiful needs of course, that potion is a life saver in this family, and multiple conversations going. It’s a fun kind of chaos.

Oceana finished up her second aspiration! This computer whiz one takes some time, but was a lot of fun, and Oceana hacked her work so she should be getting a promotion.

It’s time for the L-twins’ birthday and they both grew up with a…..hijab, is that what it’s called? Yeah, or at least similar. I wonder if they are trying to tell me something. They only have it as a bedtime head attire, so they do not keep it.

Here they are after their make-overs. I think both girls are absolutely beautiful, and with both being spellcasters, at this moment I’m secretly hoping one of them in heiress. Lily, in white of course, adds Vegetarian to Art Lover. She apparently heard stories of her grandma Desiree. She gets Master Actress as her aspiration as well. Lavender, on the other hand, gets the Hates Children trait. Sigh She gets the Nerd Brain aspiration and they each competed 2 aspirations each.

Both Blossom and Oceana complete skills. That’s 2 more out the way. These girls are on a roll!

I decided it was time to get the girls started on their magical training and Lily starts first and works with the cauldron. With mom being a potion expert they will hopefully learn quickly and maybe get some mentoring out of the deal.

Blossom has also been working on the Wellness skill. Before I had the mat out on the beach, but then the stormy season hit and Blossom is so close to maxing it, so I bring it inside and have her work. She is up to level 9. I admit, I wanted Blossom to get the promotion she needed so she could move out with Brook, but she wasn’t gaining it quickly, so we bought a wishing well and wished for a promotion, which the well granted.

One of the girls Lavender befriended as a girl came home with her after school and we chatted for a bit. I’m not completely sure why her fists are clenched, I guess the convo turned awkward.

The next day, thanks to careful watching over Brook’s performance and Blossom’s wish they both come home with the final promotion, level 10 Stylist and Writer. Blossom is not going to finish that other aspiration, but that’s ok. I just have one small thing left for reach of them.

Since I hadn’t used the board at all I have Brook fill it up with some impressions and she makes a style, because why not? She then takes some money and moves into a little two bedroom where she and Blossom will both live. Brook ends up with 17 traits, 1 career competed, 5 skills maxed (only 4 are new though) and 2 aspirations competed (not including the one childhood one.) She did great and deserves to have a good life.

Blossom comes home and gets back on the yoga mat. You can see she’s gotten good and before the end of the night she has maxed wellness. She moves out with Brook. Blossom managed to have 14 traits, maxed 3 skills (all new), and completed 1 adult, and 1 child aspiration. She might not have gotten as far as Brook, but she was only a couple things away from completing the World-Famous Celebrity aspiration, but I need room for kids.

After Brook and Blossom are settled in their new home These two head out to the waterfall and have some fun. I’m hoping for a successful woohoo as I believe, as long as she does the youngest can turn into kids before the eldest are YA, so we can have our heir poll. I’m hoping.

Teleporting back home and we discover SUCCESS!!! We have the final pregnancy of this generation and I’m not sure if it will be twins or not, but we have room for it to be. We’ll find out soon enough.

Olive heads back to Fabiana, who can’t teleport here and there like Olive and is still at the waterfall, and she shares the news. It’s like Fabiana is saying, but how can you know so fast???? So our final baby or babies are on the way. However that is where we will end this update. There was a lot going on this time and I know this had a lot more pictures, but hopefully you don’t mind.

As just a quick aside, these are Orca’s two kids. Wade she had with Jayme Jayme Kahananui, who was one of her girlfriends before, and he lives with Jayme. He is Clingy, but since Jayme doesn’t have red hair, that must have come from grandma Autumn. Misty, on the other hand, still lives with Orca and her other mama is Rosa Pancakes, who was Orca’s main squeeze for a long time. She is an Inquisitive toddler.

Orca is now married to this man, Juan Esteban Sandoval, and they are living with Misty and Juan sister. This family tree is going to get crazy quick at this rate. For now, however, that is all the time we have Next update we will see the new baby, and MIGHT get to an heir poll. That is my goal at least. We will see what happens, but thanks for joining us!


SimNaNo Totals:

Words: +1,689 | 12,768 / 25,000
Pictures: +44 | 279 / 500

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Comic Summer: Post 2.08

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SimNaNo Entry #6

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

Generation One Requirements

  • IL: Complete a Nature aspiration
  • JA: Go to Selvadorada to find a spouse
  • JA: Build a relic and use it on someone outside of the family
  • RoM: Become a spellcaster
  • FS: Write a Non-Fiction novel

  • IL: Keep Sulani clean (ongoing)
  • IL: Complete Buried Treasure collection (ongoing)
  • IL: Complete Seashell collection (ongoing)
  • JA: Complete Ancient Artifact collection (ongoing)
  • RoM: Win a duel against all 3 sages (ongoing)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


SimNaNo Totals:

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

Post 2.07 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.09

Comic Summer: Post 2.07

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SimNaNo Entry #5

We are back again and about a 1/3 of the way through our updates for the month, and wouldn’t you know, we are also about a 1/3 of the way through the month, so we are right on track so far! I think I initially miscounted on the posts I was going to do, but then realizing I posted that one post “early” and that threw it off, so my goal was 15 updates, but now it looks like I’ll get 16 in, which is great! All right, enough rambling by me. Let’s get to 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 (5 of 9)
  • Workaholics (1 of 10 careers topped)
  • Tricks of the Trade (8 of 40 skills mastered)
  • Aspirational Family (7 of 30 aspirations competed)

So we were able to add a skill maxed, another pregnancy marked off, and the Selvadorada spouse achieved. So let’s see how the family does now and what the newest baby will be.

We start off to a great start by having Desiree come in and break the dollhouse, which Blossom fixes the next afternoon since we have a new baby on the way and the girls still use it too.

Brook works on finishing up all of the bed upgrades for all of the beds in the house. I believe they are fully completed, but there might be one or two that need something. This should help us all get good amounts of sleep and rest and comfort.

Fabiana is a great mother and the girls enjoy bath time with her. How they manage to get so dirty so quickly is mostly beyond me, especially since they don’t play out in the dirt very much, but oh well.

All the work on the beds has managed to get Brook a maxed out skill. That’s another skill down, only 31 more to go. I don’t think there is anyway I’m maxing all of these skills, and the number of them just keep growing too, but I’m doing my best. We’ll see how it goes.

Void: I’ll take that piece.

Blossom: Hey!!

Void: What it was going to miss your mouth completely….

So I know the familiar really didn’t eat it, but that’s what I feels like happened to me.

Just a quick picture to show that we have added to our buried treasure collection and we are getting closer to finishing it. This one has been the hardest to finish. I find treasures frequently, but they are just the same ones I already have. I’ll keep trying though.

Blossom completed her aspiration. That’s another one down, and all I need her to do is finish up her career, which isn’t happening very quickly. I keep hoping, but so far, no such luck. I’m about to break down and buy a well to help out here. Still, finishing this aspiration has been great. Her new one is World Famous Celebrity, which I had initially made Brook, but she got changed to Painter Extraordinaire, since she still has paintings to do for work.

Such a dirty little girl, but she is adorable all the same. Still, I really would love to know HOW they get so dirty so fast. It feels like they need baths all the time.

Blossom went to repair the speaker at noon, there was the speaker and a couple of plumbing items that needed repairing. Instead of repairing it, she managed to catch the speaker on fire and couldn’t manage to put it out. Not only did it ruin the speaker, it burned up the archeology table, and on the other side of the wall got the fridge and magic mop. Thanks Blossom!

It’s crazy for me to believe it’s already the twins birthday, and the new baby won’t be far behind either. Olive brings Lavender to the cake first, and then Fabiana gets to bring little Lily over next.

Here they are after a bit of a make-over so they get their colors once again. Looking at them in CAS with the same hair style, the eye browns are different, and that’s basically it, so they are essentially identical. Lavender, on the left, rolled Geek for her first trait and she got Social Butterfly. Lily, on the other hand, rolled Art Lover for her trait and rolled Whiz Kid, because of course. Both girls got the Top-Notch Toddler trait and both are spellcasters.

After joining the scouts Lily gets right to work on her homework, and you can see we replaced the burned items as well. Oceana enjoys a piece of the cake Olive made for the girls. We don’t have many sweets around right now, mostly salads to try and help Olive with the weight loss goals.

Late that night, or rather probably early the next morning, labor pains strike Olive. Fabiana of course comes along, and is panicking by the time they reach the hospital. Olive is a little frightened, given how her first pregnancy went during the actual birthing machine process.

When she lays down and the machine covers her Olive makes this series of faces. I think she is remembering and keeping a close eye on those arms and as soon as one moves in she is pretty freaked out. I don’t blame her one bit for any of this, especially when we learn we have an intern.

Thankfully, and amazingly, everything is very smooth this time, and the only thing removed from her body with this little angle of a girl who gets the name Petunia. Petunia will be our bad apple of this gen, which I always feel bad assigning, but I just have the feeling if I give the game room we will end up twins again.

Back at home, this is a fairly traditional sight. Oceana is working on potions, and she is close to finishing her aspiration. As soon as someone gets low on plentiful needs potions we are brewing up another batch. Those things are great in this house!

The next morning I remember to have Olive fuse a relic together and then she adds the gem. All that’s left now is to use it on someone outside of the family. This should be a blessing relic, and provide money to whoever we use it on. That feels better than the curse to me as a general note, especially since curses can spread.

After school the girls are usually pretty unhappy and so they take some time to build a sand castle together. I do love this interaction and it provides so much fun is great. These two are pretty close and it won’t be hard to make them best friends for Lavender’s aspiration.

One of Fabiana’s requirements for work was to give the gift of produce to someone. So she takes some of the strawberries and gives them to Olive. I worry this will be disappointing, but instead Olive laughs and it’s a positive experience all the way around.

Brook begins working, in earnest, on her aspiration. Holding a Meet and Greet at the local pub one night, and traveling to a celebrity hot spot the next day. I bring Olive along, who reverts back to her hospital gown for some reason and we hope maybe a couple of people will ask for a selfie. We do, at least, get to deal with the paparazzi.

After changing back into normal clothes, Olive takes the opportunity to use the blessing relic on this fan. It feels good to bless someone and hopefully the fan will be thankful for the money. That marks off most of Olive’s requirements, just the pregnancy and to finish up her aspiration now.

I did a little rearranging of the living room as the TV broke and I was tired of the tiny TV they had, so we got a nice stand and a nice TV, but to allow it to fit easier we moved it again the wall that a couch use to sit on and reorganized the room a bit. We are going to have to add on another level to the house soon.

Back at home, life continues pretty much how it has been. Olive continues to work out and has been doing great, she is noticing the progress for sure Fabiana has taken over running the yard sale table once in a while. Not that the family needs much in the way of money anymore, but it’s fun all the same.

Then it’s Oceana’s birthday. Hard to believe she is an Adult now, but that’s what happens as life moves on. She is so close to finishing up her aspiration and so while the party rages on and lots of fun is had, Oceana heads off to work her magic, and has begun teleporting everywhere.

And she does it. She is now a top ranked magic user, although she can continue to level up for more points to spend. She changes to Computer Whiz as she has a job as a Tech Guru, which I cannot remember if I mentioned before or not. So hopefully she can get through everything soon. However, I believe that is a good place to stop this update. It’s a little bit shorter than I have been doing, but I’ve played ahead enough and there is a lot to cover next time. So see you in a couple of days!


SimNaNo Totals:

Words: +1,617 | 9,335 / 25,000
Pictures: +38 | 186 / 500

Post 2.06 | Rules | Family Tree | Post 2.08

Comic Summer: Post 2.06

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SimNaNo Entry #4

We are up to entry number four for SimNaNo and I think I’m on track to meet my goals, but we will see how it goes. So far so good though. You aren’t here for my talks about that though, you are here for the Comic’s. So let’s do a quick recap. Last time Orca got her aspiration complete and moved out. Twins Lily and Lavender were born and grew up to toddlers on the same day that Autumn passed on. Olive and Fabiana got engaged and then married. Here is a look at our other 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 (4 of 9)
  • Workaholics (1 of 10 careers topped)
  • Tricks of the Trade (7 of 40 skills mastered)
  • Aspirational Family (7 of 30 aspirations competed)

None of this has really changed although we are working harder on Olive’s aspiration. I did add the requirements for the 3 super mini-challenges I am kind of working on. I used my suggested number of aspirations as my number to reach, I think it’s still going to be tough, but we’ll do our best.

We start where we left off last time, with Olive at the magical realm. She is working on her potions and her magical skills. She still needs to be up to the top level of magic in order to complete her aspiration, and I need her to get a job soon. I’m not sure we are going to get through all the aspirations and I’m pretty sure we aren’t going to get all the skills, but we’ll keep trying.

Oceana came and joined Olive in the magical realm and started getting to be friends with the sages as well. I believe she is likely going to be the one to challenge them to duels. I could be one of Olive’s kids as well, so we will see how it goes.

I really do like this current sage. She’s rather pretty, but of course, our spouses have to come from Selvadorada, and I think we’ve had good luck so far. With these sages being friends Oceana was able to get some additional magical training.

Then the sisters had a couple of friendly duels. Oceana lost both times to her older sister. That makes sense, Olive is higher in her magical training than Oceana is, but they both need to max it. I should start having them duel more often and that might help boost up their magic levels.

Today is a special day for the family. Why you might ask, well you’ll see in a moment. Blossom hasn’t been seen much, but she is speeding through her aspiration. She just needs to finish another bestseller and then she is at level 7 in her career and should start progressing quickly, I hope.

So why is it a special day? Because it’s WinterFest of course! This is the first holiday with the twins being old enough to participate. They have a lot of fun decorating the tree, and opening presents together. Every one got something good I believe, but the toddlers had to go to bed before Father Winter arrived.

Olive and Brook took each of the twins to teach them some things with flash cards. The twins haven’t had a lot of devoted attention to gaining skills with traveling to the magical realm so much, so we need to focus on getting them through their skills once the holiday is over.

Once Brook is done with flash cards, it’s time for her to take more pictures. This photography skill is not an easy one to master at all. Luckily Lavender is a great photo subject, and that look on the bottom one is just too priceless. These two are going to be trouble I think. At least they are adorable.

I discovered that Fabiana could read magical tomes to the twins. I have no idea if this does anything or not. I find it fun though and so had her read to them one of the potion tomes. This, luckily, also gets her started on the Successful Lineage aspiration as well. Luckily the read to a Child doesn’t require it to be an actual child, toddlers also count.

Olive got a phone call about someone wanting to have a duel at the dueling grounds. We go ahead and say yes, even though the twins were needing things. Olive won the duel easily and felt very confident after wards. Then she headed home

Desiree came out and haunted that night though, and Brook was up and active so she, of course, got out the camera. Desiree might have been sad when she first showed up but Brook got her cheered up right away. We miss Desiree but the girls are doing really well. I do need to have more room before too much longer, but we’ll see how it goes, and I’m hoping Brook can get through her career.

The girls get pretty messy some days, and with as much as we have been away the girls haven’t gotten as potty trained as I would normally try and have them at this point. So while Olive was at home she made sure to get the girls a bath. I love the splash I caught in this picture of Lavender. They are both so cute.

The family was struggling with fun. I have been pushing them all pretty hard, and so everyone was pretty unhappy at their social and fun needs so decided to hold a movie night for them. Dinner was eaten in the living room and a movie was watched with most of the family. It helped everyone have a lot more fun and the whole family went to bed much happier that night.

Autumn came out that night and started haunting. The house is back into a pretty bad state again. With being done there is a toilet that I haven’t been home around noon to fix it, or I keep missing the noon time slot. With Autumn out however, a sink, another toilet, and now as you can see, a shower are broken as well. There is also a computer broken now, so we need to fix some things.

Another story time, or rather potion reading happens the next day. We did manage to remember to have Olive finally fix everything in the house at noon that next day. There was a lot, but with her magical skill she was able to get it all done before the hour was up. Brook has been working on upgrading beds as well.

Brook got called out by Orca to come hang out with her and one of her friends at the cliffs. I know the picture is dark, but of course it was close to dark, so Brook played around with the picture taking a bit as well. They never did light the bon fire however.

She wasn’t the closest with Orca, so Brook took the chance to also take pictures of and with Orca She is up to level 4 in photography and this pushes her close to the top. I think she might manage to max it before too much longer, but it’s taken a while. After this the sisters were much closer of course.

The girls headed over to the pool that is up there and went swimming until it get cold. About the time Brook felt like she was going to freeze to death they all got out and put on their cold weather clothing. They didn’t stay much longer after this as Brook was starting to get tired and I wanted to get her back home.

The Christmas Tree s still up but we are up to New Years now. Olive has worked on collecting more buried treasure and manged to find a new piece. We are down to needing 8 pieces, and I will probably send Olive out a little bit more soon. With her collector’s trait she is good at finding things. The twins were feeling neglected so they were played with.

Brook: I want to get a promotion, so I’m going to work on it.

Blossom: I am too, and I’m close, so I think I can make it.

Fabiana: Count me in on that as well. I want to get a promotion too.

Olive: I want to get back into shape, so I’m going to try and lose weight.

Oceana: I just want to finish my aspiration.

Oceana and Blossom take advantage of the time at home with the twins to read them stories, talking to them, and teaching them more things. The twins are excited to have so much undivided attention by their aunts. Shortly after this I send both Brook and Blossom to work to try and get promotions, but sadly neither got on.

Right before Brook left for work I had to capturing shots of Oceana practicing her magics, and Lily working on her potty skill, and she finally did it. Another skill maxed. This is one of the hardest skills, in my opinion, to get completed so I’m excited. She will likely work on the painting skill as well, since that is also needed for her career. I’m debating if I have her finish her career. She seems to have stalled, but we’ll see what happens.

Before the new years countdown begins some of the girls get together to eat some dinner. Olive has been brewing potions, as you can almost make out the blue liquid with a bit of smoke still coming off of it. The others are all napping so they can enjoy the countdown.

The five adults who are still here in the house gather to watch the countdown. Blossom left about an hour before to go read one of the twins to sleep as she had gotten up. Luckily she made it back in time to finish the countdown and everyone had a great new years. Fabiana gives Olive a kiss, and Brook gets up and gives her a hug.

Right at the end of the evening, Desiree was coming out to haunt, and it was about this time that Olive realizes she is pregnant with baby number 2. At the moment there is no room for it to be more than one baby, so this might be our bad apple. I’m trying to decide if I wait for the next baby for the bad apple, but I haven’t fully decided yet.

With that we are going to call it good and next time we should see the new baby, and the twins should also be growing up. I’m hoping we will see Brook and Blossom get higher in their careers and Oceana through her aspiration. We’ll see how it goes.


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SimNaNo Entry #3

We are ready for another update already?? All right! Let’s get back into it all. So last time we had a lot going on. Orca was a dating fiend, we had a couple of trips to the magical realm, and at the end Olive gave birth to twin girls, Lily and Lavender, who were special Father Winter babies. That takes care of pregnancy one, but the house is now full. Let’s a take a quick gander at 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)

We still have plenty of things to go, haven’t crossed anything off for a while, although we have found our spouse, they just aren’t married yet, and we know the game might snatch her up for someone else. Still, it all feels doable, just gotta kick some other people out of the house. So let’s see if we can accomplish this.

Oceana takes the opportunity to get out the house and travel back to the magical realm to browse for some books and get some more ingredients. She needs to get to level 5 in magic, and is only at level 3 currently. She needs to get a lot further, and quickly.

Even though I didn’t figure it would work Oceana challenged one of the sages to a friendly duel. She did lose, but she held her own for a bit, and it didn’t seem like a complete blowout, which was nice. I think Oceana might actually be able to beat them before too much longer.

Back at home we are back with Orca continuing her romantic endeavors. She only needs 2 more kisses at this point, and still knows a good 4 or 5 more sims she could achieve this with This lady came to a party one time and I thought she was cute, so we have Orca call her over and picture taking ensues.

She seems QUITE surprised when Orca goes in for the first kiss, but there is no rejection of it either. Orca is one kiss away from completing this milestone, which feels like it’s taken forever to get through, but probably hasn’t been that long.

Olive still needs to get through the potion making, but she’s through all of the potion books, and is no longer learning any by experimenting with the cauldron. I think she is going to have to travel to the magical realm herself soon and see if she can get some training. She also needs to get up to level 5 in magic. I feel lots of magic coming our way.

This elder was an adult when Orca initially started getting to know her, but now it’s time for Orca to seal the deal with her and see if she can get that final kiss. I’m surprised that Orca isn’t higher in the photography skill by now with as many pictures as she takes, but since we aren’t really experimenting or playing around with the filters much on these that might be why.

Success! Orca has finished another milestone She’s almost through her aspiration and just needs to go on 3 gold level dates in order to finish all her goals for this challenge. Orca does have a bit of an advantage having only an aspiration to focus on, but still. I’m happy to have her almost done.

It was right around the when I was looking out across our flamingo flock and realized, by gads! We are missing 6 flamingos. Totally forgot to buy them when the twins were brought home. It’s been a while since we had to buy any. However, this was quickly rectified while they were still babies, and flamingo flock is full once again.

Orca heads out for her first gold level date with this girl, whom was early on in our dating spree. I have NO idea what Orca is talking to her about, but this face is just WAY too funny to me. I think she might be complaining about her life, how I’m such a task master and she can’t wait to leave the house.

Orca: Well can you blame me? I practically live on potions from my sisters.

It’s not THAT bad. You are getting what you want most out of life aren’t you?

Orca: I mean I guess, but did it have to be all done in like a week?

It’s been longer than a week. Are you sure your trait is dramatic??

Our next date is with Rosa, of course, as she and Orca have been girlfriends since they were teenagers I didn’t actually get pictures of the other date she went on, but Rosa and Orca had a good time I basically didn’t even have Orca leave the lot, and once we reached gold we ended the date.

Orca: Everyone heard that right?? I wasn’t even allowed to go home!

Oh for pete’s sake Orca, you are SO dramatic.

Once the date ends, we get the notice that Orca managed to finish the aspiration.

You can now go home Orca, and you can move out.

Orca: About time! See ya Rosa, I’m headed home now. I’m tired.

Orca: I got an apartment!!

Congrats, that was fast.

Orca: Yeah, I looked on my way back over here.

How, didn’t you basically swim back?

Orca: HECK NO!! I wasn’t at the close beach remember, that’s a restaurant now.

Oh right! Well anyway, I guess we’ll give you some funds and you can be on your way.

Orca: All right! See you all!!!!

Wow, she was REALLY ready to leave. With that, we have space in the house again, so I don’t actually mind.

Olive doesn’t waste any time in inviting Fabiana over. As a side note, you can see our completed first generation wall of pictures, although you can only barely see Olive’s frame. She, of course got red as her frame color. I like all the different colors of frames you can use. It’s a lot of fun.

Right there in the hallway, we have Olive drop down to one knee and ask Fabiana the important question. All of these trips back and forth from Selvadorada have been taking their toll. Fabiana, thankfully says yes!

Without even thinking about it, a little ceremony is held right there on the landing. Very quickly after getting them married I realized a couple of things. First, I shouldn’t have had Fabiana move in yet, because the house is now full again, so no babies yet. Secondly, I was going to have Olive complete the Soulmate aspiration, but now that will have to wait for someone else.

Brook takes Fabiana’s picture to hang on the wall of the house. Fabiana joins the household and we find out the following about her: She is unemployed, which quickly changes when we get her a job in the gardening career. She has an aspiration of Mansion Barron, but it is changed as I do not see anything in the rules about not being able to do that. She now has the Successful Lineage aspiration.