Otts Family – Generation A Heir Poll

Alan 11 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 12

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

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

So let’s get to your choices shall we?

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

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

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

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

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

Alan 11 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 12

Otts Family – Alan 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bryce: So did I basically get us points?

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

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

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

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

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

Bryce: I feel good today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You two are hopeless.

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

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

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

Ah, this is much more like it.

Bailie: Yes, I am happy with this look.

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

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

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

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

Audra, why are you eating the spoiled food?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Audra, what did you do?

Audra: Nothing

Audra….

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

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

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

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

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

Score:

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

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

TOTAL: +15

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

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

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

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Otts Family – Alan 10

Alan 09 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 11

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

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

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

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

Audra: I told you I would get to it.

I know, but I was starting to lose hope.

Audra: Promotion here I come.

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

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

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

Audra: Ummm…..????

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

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

Bailie: I’m telling it a story.

About what?

Bailie: A mysterious duck.

Uh huh…ok, carry on.

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

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

Thanks Julia.

Julia: Just trying to be helpful.

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

Julia: It’s getting the floor clean.

*Rolls eyes*

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

Bryce and Bailie: We heard that!

Then do better!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Either way, Happy Birthday Bryce!

Bryce: I make this look good.

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

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

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

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

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

Whatcha doing Bryce?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What’s wrong now Bryce?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Score:

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

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

TOTAL: +5

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

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

Alan 09 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 11

Otts Family – Alan 09

Alan 08 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 10

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

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

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

Bailie: I’m being creative!

Your supposed to be being rambunctious!

Bailie: Nah, too lazy.

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

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

Bailie: What! Why?

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

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

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

Bailie: FINE! *huffs off*

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

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

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

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

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

What a sweet evil man and his cat.

Alan: Hey, Jill is special ok!?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Score:

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

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

TOTAL: +20

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

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

Alan 08 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 10

Otts Family – Alan 08

Alan 07 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 09

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

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

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

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

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

Audra: Was that my water breaking?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bryce: I did? How?

You reached a milestone in your social aspiration.

Bryce: Oh, cool. Can I do more?

By all means, please try!

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

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

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

Audra: Ah, my water broke.

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

Audra: I’m so tired of being pregnant!

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

He’s quickly followed by his sister.

Bryce: Copy cat.

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

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

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

Audra: My water actually broke this time.

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

Audra: Let me just take this trash out first.

Back to being super mom I see!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You shouldn’t be making the mess anyway!

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

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

Happy Birthday Alan, welcome to adult hood!

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

Score:

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

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

TOTAL: +20

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

Alan 07 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 09

Otts Family – Alan 07

Alan 06 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 08

Welcome back to the Otts family. Here’s hoping we start getting some better luck with this generation. So, last time Bryce grew up and really went to work trying to earn points to be considered for heir. We lost Julia during a dinner party, and Jill the kitten grew into a full grown cat.

All right, let’s start checking in with people. Bryce is working on his skills, not the social ones we need him to be, but this also works….empathy I think?

Bryce: This will get us points?

It might, just keep up the good work.

I think I might have given that poor kid a complex.

Right after Mr. Bear is feeling better Bryce goes to clean up some of the piles of junk that are around from Alan fixing everything under the sun all day long.

Don’t look glum Bryce, this is a great thing you are doing.

Downstairs Bailie is holding the attention of two of her favorite guys, her dad and uncle Alan. This little girl really has them wrapped around her little fingers.

Sadly, I expected this at some point. Poor Jill hasn’t gotten a ton of attention from Alan, and really no one else either, but since Alan is the TH it’s sort of up to him to take care of her. We post a notice right after.

This family really probably needs a better watcher…..they all look so miserable here.

Oh Alan…..this is probably my fault. I think I sent him to take a shower, although he might have been fighting to get Bailie to bed too. -5 points

*sigh* -5 points. Audra decided to take a shower first, only to get out and pee on herself, thus making it so she needed another shower.

Audra, if you take care of the critical thing first you wouldn’t need two showers.

Audra: Shut up! I’m sad, and tired, and miserable.

Then get back in the shower and get yourself to bed girl. You are capable. I’ve seen you do better!

*sigh* Do I need to say more? -5 points

Audra, I BEG of you, do not keep him up too late. We cannot afford to keep losing points like this guys!

Audra: What, it’s morning….he should be fine.

Oh Alan, SURPRISE. Audra’s pregnant again. This should be your last child, unless I decide to make you all have more for losing me so many points!

Alan: What??? Huh??? Why????

You need 3, at least. I am pretty sure it’s part of the rules of either the ISBI or Alphabetcy. Can’t remember which. I took the bigger number.

Alan: *sigh* Well, the other two are pretty cool, so I guess that’s cool

Bryce sleeps in his dad’s bed this night. I have no idea where Audra was. She wasn’t passed out on the floor so I didn’t much care.

I think Bryce might be a neat sim. He is always wanting to clean up. Most of the time he does wait until things are repaired though, so hey, can’t complain.

Jill is back and so Alan spends some time pampering her on the couch. You evil evil sim you.

I know I keep asking, but you have to be the least evil sim ever.

Alan: Hey, you directed me to do this.

Yes, but you were sad the whole time she was gone. Like REALLY sad. It was hard to get you and Audra to even have fun.

Bryce, you probably don’t need to keep sucking up so much you know?

Bryce: What? It’s dirty in here. Someone has to clean it.

And then he goes and does his homework. Yep, he is Alan’s kid through and through. We’ll see what all the kids are like as they get older, but I gotta say, I’m liking Bryce.

It’s birthday time! Time to see what little Bailie looks like as a child. She, sadly, did not max any of her toddler skills, so no points gained, but she will no longer be as helpless.

Happy Birthday dear Bailie!

Oh my, a makeover is certainly in order, but Bailie is officially a child.

Here is Bailie post-makeover. She is rather cute. She’s a bit of a tomboy. I mostly look at what the game gives them, and roll their aspiration information for heir polls later and then give them make-overs off of that. She is Lazy, which is going to make this child aspiration fun, she is going for Rambunctious Scamp.

Time for another mother/daughter dance party! Bailie really has some moves. I hope she is also her father’s child and starts really working towards getting us some points now.

Bryce tries his best to let Jill know she is wanted in this house. Hopefully we won’t have her run away again, but it’s possible she is independent, I don’t think I’ve fully discovered all her traits.

Um….ok, no one eat this cake. Jill how did you even…..you know what, it’s not important. I would love the money to buy a new house, but for now, it’s worth $25 to just make a new cake.

Oh look, it was, or is Harvestfest and the gnomes are worshiping at the Shrine of Warm Bubbles. Where they choose to “congregate” is always funny to me.

Bailie heads upstairs to what used to be Julia’s room and sits down to do her homework.

Glad to see you doing your homework already.

Bailie: You think I’m going to just hand the heirship to Bryce?

Audra is back to being super mom and takes up cleaning the bathroom, and Jill heads in to do her business as well. Jill is obsessed with the toilet. She is afraid of the Shrine of Warm Bubbles though. 😀

It must still be Harvestfest. I admit, I played this a bit ago and am trying to remember what all happened. Everyone’s second favorite uncle (I’ll let you try and figure out who the favorite uncle is) is visiting for the holiday and the whole family…. *checks eyes* Yes, the WHOLE family is sitting down to dinner, at the same time, eating the same thing. (that should totally be worth points)

We then got this notice. Which is very exciting because I’ve been wondering if the spares would start their lives. I also discovered, even though I missed the notification, right before Bailie’s birthday Arthur got married.

This random vampire elder, dressed as a teenager, came over and in the interest of attempting to get Bryce and Aurda some work done on their aspirations I invited him in. Bailie looks less than thrilled.

HarvestFest is over for another year, and I feel like we, perhaps, attract a very specific gnome clientele at the Shrine of Warm Bubbles.

Bryce takes some time out to play with a toy I found in his dad’s inventory. The kids don’t have a toy box, and he was super excited to get to play with this action figure.

He was then a very good boy and started on his homework. The holiday certainly was fun, but school happens again tomorrow so it needed to get done.

Bailie gets up the next morning, or maybe it was late that night. Can’t really tell, but she worked on cleaning up the house after the holiday.

Thanks Bailie! It makes a difference when everyone can help out.

Bailie: Just what you could expect from me if you make me heir!

I think with that another update of the Otts family will be done. I don’t remember getting any positive points this entry either, but let’s look at the score.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 5 (-25)
Pass Out (-5) : 35 (-175)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 5 (+25)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 15 (+75)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +20

Well we lost another 15 points that round. *sigh* We haven’t been this low in a while. Actually it’s been since Arthur grew up into a child. It’s been bad this generation guys. Cross our fingers for better luck soon!

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Otts Family – Alan 06

Alan 05 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 07

Oh hi, you are back. I’m surprised, did you read the last update?? Not that any of us likely forgot what happened, but the family lost about 1/2 of our points passing out left and right. Mostly from Bailie and Audra. We barely saw the boys.

That is NOT an invitation to start trying to “catch up”!!! You had plenty the entry before! *glares at the boys*

*sigh* Ok, let us see if we can possibly get some points back, are you ready? Uncle Arthur is over again, and Bryce wants to love the kitty. Not sure kitty is wanting to be loved by a stink ball, I mean kid, but she handles it well.

You can’t always get what you want……CLEARLY.

I’m not bitter, I swear!

Oh, so you DO know how to use that!!!? Oh that face….

Well, whatever, you got nothing skill wise, and it’s your birthday, finally. You better take after your dad in more than losing us points as a toddler.

“Happy birthday….blah blah”

Welcome to childhood Bryce. We’ll give you a bit of a make-over in just a moment.

Bryce: *sigh* Happy Birthday to me.

Wow, you are not happy to grow up are you

Bryce: I am, but you don’t like me do you? I’ll never get to be heir.

What??!! Why would you say that? I mean, you lost us a lot of points, but so did your dad.

Bryce: But you follow Bailie all the time now.

That cause she’s been the one passing out lately. You have just as much a chance right now to be heir as her!

Hmmm….maybe I’ve been too hard on the poor kid. *sigh*

However, not with Julia. Just about every electronic in this house is broken currently. The only thing we had left was the TV, which Julia broke and then walked away from.

Thanks Julia!

Bryce, are you doing homework? Bless you kid! See, you are still in the running!

Bryce: Well I’m focused.

Can you maybe convince your mom to practice writing?

Audra: I’ll get there.

So Audra sets down the game and heads up stairs to try her hand at the violin. Could work on writing, but no, the skill she has never shown interest in is much more appealing. At some point they will have one more kid, but I’m scared to bring another kid in at this point.

Oh Julia, you remembered how to be useful???

Julia: I’m always useful, what are you talking about?

Well we could have used a lot more of your help with the kids lately. You were super mom of your time.

Julia: Who’s talking?

Ok, guys, I’m starting to worry about Julia, seriously.

Oh thank you Audra for finding a bed to nap in! You have no idea how happy it makes me. It’s even your own bed. You can be super mom again.

So it took me forever to get this, but here is Bryce’s make-over picture. He rolled Squeamish, which should be great for him in this house, and got the Social Butterfly aspiration. He is adorable though!

Oh Bryce, maybe your squeamishness will actually be helpful. Thank you for cleaning.

Bryce: Do I get to be heir now?

Well it will be up to a vote, but if you can earn us back some points it would go a LONG way.

Bryce: Does this earn points?

Well, not challenge points, but you do get heir points. 🙂

Bryce: Does dancing earn me points? Look at my moves!

Keep going kid, this could earn you some points.

Ok, this picture just made me laugh so much. Audra went to spray for monsters under the bed, but Julia was already sleeping in it, so there were not going to be any monsters there over night.

Audra: Or I could be trying to spray Julia out of my sons bed.

You weren’t, you know you weren’t. Bryce is doing fine, go to bed before something bad happens again.

This is a much better interaction with Jill then trying to pass out on her. This was seriously their first interaction, unless you count Jill watching her passed out on the ground over and over again. So cute!

I really wanted the family to move but they don’t have enough money. The toddlers cannot keep staying on the top floor, so it’s time to rearrange. Toddler room downstairs, adult and child rooms upstairs. Let see if it helps.

The TV is still broken, but Bryce, my man, is doing the dishes. Great job Bryce, keep it up!

Bryce: I could be a good heir!

Wow, look everyone, Julia is mopping. It’s amazing. She seems to be coming in and out of a fog.

It’s already going better with toddlers downstairs. Bailie gets herself up and heads to the kitchen for food which she just brought straight back to bed. Thank you Bailie, I still love you.

Bryce: I heard that!

I love you too!

Jill grows up from being a kitten to a full grown cat. I don’t know how much anyone pays attention to Jill, but she’s cute anyway. I do not know how to handle TS4 pets yet, so this is a crash course.

She does probably need to be trained some though. Bad Jill, don’t eat the cake!

So Adura needs to introduce herself to 10 sims, and Bryce needs to meet 5 sims for their milestones, so I have the bright idea to hold a house party. Alan, for some reason, decides he must leave the house to set it up

Alan: What, it’s loud in there!

Audra looks very pretty in her fancy dress. She doesn’t get to use it too often. Little Bailie is ready for bed though, so Audra takes care of her while guests arrive.

Looks guys, Araina came to the party!!! She is still alive! Arthur seems happy to see her too.

Audra, what are you doing honey? Alan is cooking already!

Audra: Don’t worry, I got this.

But it’s unnecessary.

To make matters worse Alan starts talking to her and I was just sure a fire was going to break out. Wonderfully it did not.

One of our guests decided that the toddler messes…aka Bailie art, is unwanted and starts cleaning our floor. Thanks random sim.

Little Bailie was apparently not interested in being left out of the party, but she was so tired she needed to take a nap instead.

Bryce sits down and talks with some people. All he needs is to meet 1 more person to unlock a milestone, but it doesn’t happen at the party.

NO no no, Bryce, don’t do it!!!!

Bryce: *yawn*

*sigh* He did it. -5 points. We were doing so well.

The party takes a dark turn when Julia gets up form the table and shows us it’s her time. I would love to say I will really really miss you Julia, but I think it’s time for you to be with Eddie.

Oh honey. I think Julia’s death called Bailie back out of her bed. Poor girl, I don’t blame her for this one specifically. -5 points

Eddie came out to console his boys from the loss of their mom. Ariana luckily left before she saw it, but Alan and Arthur were here.

Then Eddie was very helpful and started doing the dishes. Thank you so much Eddie! I do miss you.

I think we are going to wrap up this update now. Next update we should have another birthday or two and maybe Audra and Alan will work on getting their 3rd kid.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 4 (-20)
Pass Out (-5) : 33 (-165)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 5 (+25)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 15 (+75)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +35

So we lost some more points, but the point loss does seem to be slower than the hemorrhage of lost points we had. I can only hope we don’t keep losing points and the rate we have been.

Alan 05 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 07

Otts Family – Alan 05

Alan 04 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 06

Hi and welcome back to the Passout Family….ahem, I mean the Otts family.

Otts Family: We all heard that!

Yeah, you just keep talking.

Anyway, welcome back to the insanity that is Generation A of this ISBI Alphabetcy. I was nuts to try this and will be bald by the time we are through 26 generations if generation 2 is any indication how it will go from here. I have hope though!

So last time, beyond having a bunch of pass-outs, Bryce grew up into toddler age, and then in the longest post in history, we also stayed with the family while Bailie was born and grew into a toddler. With two toddlers let’s see how things go.

We start off with little Bailie who is talking with the big blue bear. She is so stinking cute, just like her dad.

She obviously has decided she needs to be everything to this story because as we go to check on mom, she’s there dancing with her as well. Yes, there is only one of her.

After a little mother/daughter dancing it’s time to play with dolls, which is another mother/daughter event. Seriously Bailie, you are blog hog this update.

Bryce is downstairs eating popcorn. It may not be the most filling, or healthy option all the time, but it keeps the kids from starving. That popcorn has saved my toddlers many times.

Bryce might be feeling a little neglected on the mom front, since she has a little girl to hang out right now and spends a lot of time with Bailie. He decides to try and get her attention.

It must work because the next time I see little Bailie she is dancing by herself while Bryce and mom play dolls. One isn’t always the loneliest number, when you are a dancing queen.

You might be wondering where Julia and Alan are. Well they are still here. Alan is sleeping.

Julia is also sleeping, and even in her own bed. Julia confuses which bed is hers a lot in these elder years.

Audra could be working on WRITING, you know, that thing you need for your job! But no, she is playing chess while her daughter makes a mess.

Audra: I’ll get to it.

When? When one of your kids is TH?

Then, Bailie did a thing I didn’t think toddlers could do. She is just on day one of being a toddler, has never done this before, and no one was around to help her and she used the potty on her own.

I’m not going to complain!

After she “tries” the first time she still needs to potty so Alan comes up and helps her. She got the skill for trying, but not the benefit of actually going apparently.

Alan, she is a toddler, I don’t think you have to turn around and close your eyes.

Alan: I’m just trying to give her the privacy we would all like to have.

You are still evil right?

Alan: Oh yes….verrrrry.

Uh huh.

Oh my gosh the attitude in this little girl is just too much!!!! If she doesn’t fall apart can we think of choosing her for heir people!!???

After potty lesson it’s time for bedtime story with dad while drifting off to sleep.

You’re telling her an evil story right?

Alan: What? Oh I mean, yes, of course….*ahem* ….and then they lived..umm…evily ever after……

Riiiiiight

Hey look, it’s uncle Arthur! I wonder if Arthur, or Ariana will ever get married and have their own kids. Both of them moved to StrangerVille, and we haven’t heard from Ariana in a long time…..

Hmmm…..perhaps we shouldn’t think about it too long.

Anyway, yay, Arthur is here visiting! Julia is happy to see her youngest son!

Not to be left out of anything this entry, little Bailie decides to sit and join her grandma and uncle. She is so precocious.

I’m not sure who got tired of talking to who first, but Bailie decides to play a game on the tablet. We have a kids one around somewhere.

She is going to be my mess maker.

Yes, very much the mess maker. If you see a mess on the floor there is a good bet it was Bailie.

Hi Eddie! Meet your grandchildren (so far), Bailie and Bryce. We miss you around here!

Also, can we just take a moment to take in this pictures……*sniff*

You can’t really tell, but a thunderstorm has hit and it is scaring the kids horribly. Audra is on-hand to help though! I love the faces on the kids.

Super mom works on getting the kids to bed so they can sleep through most of the storm.

Then, although she seems as shocked as we were, we remember it was her birthday. Oopps. Happy Birthday Audra. I’m sorry I forgot to make you a cake!

Audra: I forgot too! It’s weird, I’m an adult.

To make up for missing her birthday we get Audra a birthday gift. She is a cat lover after all.

Meet Jill, who quickly becomes the newest member of our crazy Otts house. Alan is the first to welcome little Jill.

Oh my gosh, I’m dying of cuteness over here. I love this cat already!

Jill becomes our official greeter of the visitors, and wouldn’t you know it, our first visitor is Arthur!

Then we started the evening. First Audra passes out. I feel like she was trying to get to Bailie to get her to bed. *sigh* Sorry Audra. -5 points

Bailie is picked up and set down about 3 or 4 times before doing this. Now, I realized, this isn’t actually a pass out. She is napping, on the floor, but napping, for now.

She wakes up from her nap and is desperate for someone to give her a bath and/or take her to bed, so she tries grandma Julia.

YOOWOOO, JULIA!!!

Julia: Wow, look at that rain.

Julia, your granddaughter needs you.

Julia: Mmmm….am I hearing something?

*sigh* Of course this is what happens when ISBI adults forget how to do anything. Julia used to be a good parent. -5 points

Super mom Audra to the rescue! Or, at least she tries….

She put Bailie on Bryce’s bed, which Julia walked in and quickly picked her up from. Then set her on the other side of the bed as Bryce walks in.

Audra, can we leave Bailie alone, she might take herself to bed. Bryce needs you.

Audra: But she is so tired, and dirty

I know, but please take care of Bryce, or he’s going to start losing us points too.

Luckily, she does so and leave Julia and Bailie to fight out who’s going to do what.

Well, it’s not really SLEEP, but it’s at least not passing out on the floor. I will accept this Bailie, but you need to sleep soon.

Oh Adura! What caused you to go downstairs, instead of too bed? -5 points

Audra: But kitt………*snore

Oh my gosh. Bailie! You were IN BED. I know you were napping, but you could have just gotten under the covers. -5 points

Ok, Adura, I know you are trying to take care of your kids, but they are lost causes. Please just go to bed. -5 points

Lets take a break from pass-outs to see a cute kitten running around. Hiya Jill, at least you aren’t losing me points.

So basically all of that happened in about a 5 sim hour time span during the night, give or take. ALL THOSE POINTS…..GONE.

Bailie is nearly starving, poor kid, although it does appear she finally got a bath, so mom puts her in the high chair.

Audra: What happened to ‘super mom’?

You….Yeah, you are still super mom. But you have to start taking care of yourself better!

Audra: But these kids need me.

And I need you to stop losing me points!

Oh look, Julia sees her. Of course, shortly after this Bailie is ready to get out of her chair….

…and sleep again. -5 points

I give up…..what has happened to you all? I was right, these are Alan’s kids. I can only hope they get better.

Speaking of, Alan….how good of you to join us. These are YOUR children.

Alan: Huh?

In a short period of time you have nearly wiped out the points brought in by your family before you took over. Are you even close to getting a new milestone?

Alan: Wait, what? What is going on? *looks at Audra*

Audra: You know what, I’m with her, they are your kids! I’ve passed out more in the last 24 hours then in my entire life!

Audra: I’m just going to lay down now. -5 points

Audra, what are you doing!!!????

Audra: No your right, that was not a good spot. How about I lay here on the carpet? -5 points

AUDRA, GO TO BED!!!! For pete’s sake, please, for everything that is good, go to a bed, ANY bed. I literally don’t care!

Ok, I’m done. I just…..I can’t anymore with you guys. Alan, when you took over we had 110 points. I just want you to remember that.

Alan: Huh?

ARGHH!!!!!!

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 4 (-20)
Pass Out (-5) : 31 (-155)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 5 (+25)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 15 (+75)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +45

Oh my gosh guys. We basically halved our score from last update. HALVED! You guys are lucky I love you, seriously!

Alan 04 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 06

Otts Family – Alan 04

Alan 03 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 05

Welcome back to the Otts family. Last time, right as we ended our first generation B baby, Bryce turned into a toddler and Arthur had moved out. Audra was pregnant again and Alan was working on his aspiration. So what happens this time?

Let’s start off with a little make over picture of Bryce as a toddler.

All right, ever aww together. He has most of his mothers coloring and is ADORABLE!

Alan starts teaching Bryce to walk right away, not that he will be able to do it for long, Alan is tired all the time, Bryce waking him up over and over again.

So Bryce goes and plays with this toy blocks. He is just too cute, I love this kid!

So Arthur has decided to move into StrangerVille, maybe to be near Ariana. I wonder if he will find a family. (Arthur does have a family over in the Odyssey by Teresa if you want to go check him out there.)

Eddie has been coming around and breaking everything he can lately. Not sure why Eddie has felt the need to break nearly every sink and at least one toilet or shower a night, but he has. He also likes to haunt other things, like this set of wall hangings.

However, having Eddie around isn’t all bad. He sometimes cleans and he does offer support from time to time.

Audra is a very good mom, she really is. She is tired and hungry much of the time, but takes time out to bring Bryce to the chair and give him food. Then we get a surprise visitor.

It’s uncle Arthur, and he is a good uncle. Bryce likes his uncle A very much. He has not met, that I can remember, his auntie Ariana. It’s sad she has stopped visiting lately. Maybe there is a secret boyfriend we haven’t yet learned about.

Hi Alan, whatcha doing?

Alan: Helping Bryce with the slide. I can be scary the first couple of times.

Yes, I’m sure it can be. Are you sure you are evil?

Alan: I already told you, you rolled it, I didn’t pick it!

While TRYING to give Bryce a bath something kicked them out of it, and well…..-5 points

Bryce then decides to destroy the dollhouse. This poor baby is always angry about something.

Almost right after he destroys it, he walks down the hall and does this…..

Kid, you decided to destroy it all by yourself. Don’t act all sad and hurt that it’s broken. Maybe if you would stop destroying it you could play with it more than a minute.

Alan gets a call from Arthur to head to the flea market and I say, sure, why not. Alan is in a terrible mood, very low on sleep, what’s the worse that could happen?

Seriously, it goes great, although Alan is a wuss when it comes to spicy food. The Pho (which on it’s own I’ve never know to be THAT spicy in real life, unless you add the spice) causes flames to come out of his mouth.

When Alan gets home, which he manages to do without passing out, or dying in some other way…..Thank you Alan.

Alan: Doing my best

We find Audra is giving little Bryce a bath…..seriously good pick for a spouse. I love Audra.

Right as Audra is getting home from work the next day we get the notice, she is in labor. Time to meet the new baby B. So Alan and Audra head to the hospital.

Where I fear for Audra….I really do. I guess all the good doctors and nurses don’t want to live here, so they have to keep the ones they had?

Alan, in all his wisdom, runs to the….break room? To heat up something in he pulls out of the fridge in the microwave.

Um….Alan, your wife is going to have a baby.

Alan: I know, don’t worry, I won’t miss it. Have you seen how slow that ghost checking her in is?

Turns out he was right. You can see another patient in the background behind Audra (barley) and she is STILL waiting to check in when Alan is basically done with his food.

Thankfully, the one other non-ghost sim on the lot (besides the other patient) is Audra’s doctor, although he doesn’t look overly excited. Maybe it’s because he had to sign up for after-life years here too.

To Alan’s credit, right about the time the doc got to the machine Alan ran down to stand right outside the door and freak out….twice.

Alan: Hey, I was here!

It’s a single birth, thank goodness, and a little girl we name Bailie. Everyone, meet Bailie Otts. +5 points

Why sims change into their clothes, only to change back into the hospital gown to go home I do not understand, I’m going to guess an unintentional bug. Either way, back at home Audra continues to be a good mom taking care of little Bailie.

Alan, once again, fixed the dollhouse and this time gets Bryce to play with it. He was SERIOUSLY on his way to destroy it again when I told Alan to go play with him with it, and it worked.

Eddie it back, and everyone is so tired running after Bryce and Bailie waking them up at all hours, so he keeps an “eye” on Bryce.

And then he proceeds to haunt our toilet. He might be losing his touch though because he did this 3 times and the toilet didn’t break!

The sink, as you can see in the background, was not so lucky, but the family has a breakfast together. Alan is actually around the corner heading to the table.

Alan tries to get tips from his mom on how she handled the three of them. He’s so tired all the time.

Audra is back to taking care of Bailie, so Alan is left to try and get their son to bed.

Which is so much harder than it should be. Alan will pick him up, walk into the bed room, set him down. Bryce will walk out into the hall, rinse repeat. SERIOUSLY, GO TO BED!!!!!! -5 points

It was about 4 in the morning, and Bailie woke Audra and Alan up around 7. Yay for poor Alan, who has taken a couple days off work, and hasn’t been able to do anything but try and deal with Bryce.

He is totally your son.

Alan: What? What are you talking about??!!!

That was you, he’s just like you.

I start to feel bad they don’t have coffee. Alan is so tired he even breaks the oven.

Awww, look, uncle Arthur is back. He might be non-committal, but he is really good with kids!!! I am really starting to miss you Arthur!

Bryce gets dirty really fast, like all the time. How, how does this happen? You never go outside???

Good heavens that is pile of dishes!!! I guess everyone has been too tired to clean lately. These guys need help, seriously, it’s getting so bad!

I told you, he’s YOUR SON. I should have know. -5 points

Yes, see, EXACTLY WHERE HE GETS IT!!! -5 points

Ok family, this standing around outside after work has got to stop, this is getting stupid! -5 points

Oh my gosh! I quit, I freaking quit!!!! Not only this, but I got the warning she is burning up. If you die on me Julia I will raise you and kill you myself! -5 points.

Arthur went to work exhausted and I was so worried he would come home and pass out, but he managed to make it to his bed like a good sim. THAT IS HOW YOU DO IT PEOPLE.

After he woke up, we had received notice it was time for little Bailie to grow up, so Alan did the honors. Let’s hope she takes more after her mother.

Here is a quick look at little Bailie after her make-over. She looks so much like her dad. She is going to be a little heart-breaker. I love her. Please be good huh?

And with that, I seriously cannot take anymore of this family today. Hopefully next time they will get in better shape. We also might be moving. The family has done well enough to get a decent amount of money and I would love to move them somewhere with a pool if possible. We will see.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 4 (-20)
Pass Out (-5) : 23 (-115)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 5 (+25)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 15 (+75)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +85

That being over 100 points was nice while it lasted. I am decided if I have Audra and Alan have more kids. They already are not able to keep up with the one they have and we just added a second into the mix. Now, Bryce’s birthday is coming up very soon and then he will be a child, which would help.

I guess I will just have to see, but for now…..bye from the Otts family.

Alan 03 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 05

Otts Family – Alan 03

Alan 02 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 04

Hi and welcome back. Three updates in a row, three days in a row. It’s a little crazy isn’t it? Well, a lot has happened with the Otts family, and I played a ton over the holiday weekend, so let’s get started shall we?

Alan spends more time on his violin. I think getting him through the music aspiration isn’t going to be that terribly difficult. I’m excited to see what he gets next.

Really Audra? Am I going to start having to dislike you? Why did you stay dancing instead of walking through the door right there that leads to a bathroom?? -5 points

Then it happened. I knew it was coming and I still wasn’t ready. Not yet Eddie!! Your grand baby is almost here!!!!

Alan was home, but upstairs, so I started sending him downstairs, but he gets to the bottom of the stairs and starts freaking out. Why???

Audra is in labor. So Alan stopped to panic about the labor, which means he didn’t get to his dad in time to plead with the reaper!!! NO EDDIE!!!!!! *sniff* All right, off to the hospital you two.

It took forever to check Audra in, and meanwhile Alan decided it was the perfect time to chat up this ghost doctor. He was probably wondering if there was anything that could be done for his dad. Meanwhile, poor Audra is just waiting to be allowed back to the rooms.

Eventually the doctor, or rather nurse practitioner, arrives and Audra heads back. Alan decides it’s more important to keep talking to Ghost Doc.

Hooray, only one baby! It’s a little boy, whom we name Bryce. Welcome baby Bryce Otts.

Back at home uncle Arthur, who is still actually around, just hasn’t done anything to warrant being talked about until now….

Arthur: Hey now!

Well, you haven’t. You are at a low C in school, haven’t done homework is weeks, haven’t done anything towards your aspiration, but also haven’t passed out, peed yourself, or otherwise been a nuisance.

Arthur: Ok, but ouch. Now, what to do with a smelly, crying child.

Just tend to the baby already!

We have received notice it’s also someone’s birthday. Julia, my dear, I know you are sad and miss your beloved, but you look lovely.

Alan tries to be a good big brother. He may get a positive moodlet from being around misery because of his “evil” trait, but he also shares the hurt of their dad’s passing and tries to cheer up his brother.

Alan then keeps working out. He is one of my fittest sims ever. He seriously seems to enjoy working out.

Julia was always a good mom with babies, and she turns out to be a good grandma as well. She heads up to baby Bryce and handle all his needs.

Alan is also a good dad, and currently Audra doesn’t sleep in her bed, she sleeps in any of the others she can. My guess is she doesn’t want the baby to wake her, so Alan takes that on.

Audra is actually a pretty good dancer, she gets down to the music. I haven’t seen the moves she pulls out yet from my sims.

Then Alan is back at practicing the violin. He just needs a little bit more to reach a milestone.

And milestone hit! Way to go Alan. +5 points. He got a bit of an audience to boot.

Ok, it is SERIOUSLY dangerous to be on the streets in this part of town apparently. Julia, standing around in the front of the house, gets into a fight.

Audra isn’t QUITE the mother that Julia was. She does eventually take care of the baby, but to start she just tries to quiet him.

Poor Julia has had a rough time, getting into a fight, losing Eddie. So when I find her crying in the bathroom I feel for her. She JUST became and elder and has to live all her elder years without her love.

Love Day is here again, and so Audra and Alan take the day off work and go on a much needed date to their favorite burger joint.

Once they get back home, Alan pulls Audra into the shower for some additional fun.

With that move, a second B-baby is on the way. Congrats to the happy couple. Audra is about 8 days older than Alan, but with pregnancies he is going to catch up fast.

To wrap up this story, Love Day was also the day for two birthdays in the house. First up is Arthur. Alan baked him a cake.

Arthur wound up with the Responsible trait, so YAY, that’s +5 points from Arthur. Bye Arthur, I’m sure we will see you around soon!

The second birthday is Bryce’s birthday. Alan goes up to the bassinet to help him grow up, and my but is he a cutie!

I will probably give him a bit of a makeover before the next update, but for now, the family still holds many moodlets of being sad, but luckily Bryce has given them a lot of reasons for happiness as well. I’m excited to see what the next little baby will be.

We also got a notification that Ariana has moved into StrangeVille, of course she has, but no notifications of any relationships for her yet. I would expect Arthur will probably start a relationship fairly quickly, but we will see.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 4 (-20)
Pass Out (-5) : 17 (-85)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 4 (+20)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 15 (+75)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +110

All right we are back up to 110 points. This ISBI is going pretty well, and while Audra’s standing around outside the front of the house is fairly irritating I’m hoping we are passed the worst of it now. I miss Eddie, he was such a great sim, but with the baby coming I just wasn’t able to save him. I’m sure he would have loved Bryce.

Alan 02 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 04

Otts Family – Alan 02

Alan 01 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 03

Welcome back to the Otts! Last time we saw how Alan did at taking over as the TH. He managed to find a girl, get married, and have a new little nooboo on the way. The rest of the family didn’t do a whole lot, but let’s see how it all goes this entry.

So we start with Audra sharing the news about the new baby. Alan looks a little dubious. Although he’s excited later.

I love it when Ariana comes over for a visit. She always fixes the electronic stuff! Thank you Ariana!!!

Alan gets busy fixing everything else. We realize that when we moved, we didn’t update all of the new sinks and toilets, which is probably leading to why they are always broken.

Audra is a Loner, Geek, Cat Lover. At some point I will probably get them a cat for that reason. I took her traits, loaded them into a randomizer, and rolled her an aspiration, which is Party Animal. I don’t know that she will get very far in anything, but we’ll see. I did get her a job as a Style Influencer, that seemed to to fit her, although she loves video games, so maybe I should have done something with that.

Audra finishes up her game and starts doing this….

I love you Audra. I feel like you were the right choice for Alan. If we can get things to stop breaking so much, you clean and that’s all we need!

She does seem to like popcorn more than just about any other food, but that’s ok. There is always a ready supply for the toddlers to come. I also gave her a bit of a make-over, but there isn’t a whole lot different in her everyday look.

Eddie finishes his meal and starts working out. Eddie, I know you are getting close to end of life, and I appreciate you want to extend it, but please don’t quicken it!

Audra seems to be night owl, she is up all hours. Arthur has started sleeping right after school and then being up all night. He also hasn’t done any homework since Ariana left. I’m a bit worried about him. The two keep each other company at night discussing music.

Audra then decides it’s the perfect time to go build a snow man. I don’t think she ever finished it.

Julia, my dear, you are fighting a losing battle, but I still love that you try. You had to be one of the best ISBI spouses I could have found!

YAY for Alan getting us points!!! +5 Points

Ok kid, you have made up your point losses as a toddler. I think I can officially like you now.

Alan: Gee, thanks.

Eddie, my man, what happened??? -5 points

The standing around outside has claimed another victim. Come on Audra!!! -5 Points.

Seriously girl, GO INSIDE!!!

Alan has been at work so he cannot do anything to help his wife, but he does come home with this: (sadly it gives us no points.)

Ugh, seriously Audra. If you get hurt in someway, and why the heck is this person fighting you? Apparently this is why you should be in your house and not out on the streets!

I guess she won? Good thing fights aren’t a point loss! Audra, stop buying food and GO HOME. You have a fridge STOCKED WITH FOOD steps away!

I finally have Alan “Call Over” to Audra so she actually comes into the house. From there, she seems fine. Takes a shower, sleeps in bed, etc. *sigh* Who know what is going to happen with this.

The next day:

Audra: Sink is broken.

Yes, I know, you also broke the shower.

So Alan to the rescue, again. Seriously need to get upgrades done on everything.

I make myself a little nervous, Alan isn’t NEW to cooking, but I’ve had him make salads, this is the first thing he’s COOKED, but he did a great job!

Awww, Eddie!! Too bad I don’t get points for this, but good job!

Audra comes home from work and starts to stand around again, so Alan goes over and cloud gazes with her.

They manage to go to sleep in the same bed, at the same time this night. It’s kind of a miracle. I’ll be happy when the baby arrives!

I was going to try and get to when the nooboo was born, but I have played that far ahead and feel like I need to do another post for all of that information. So for now we will call it a day from the Otts!

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 3 (-15)
Pass Out (-5) : 17 (-85)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 14 (+70)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 3 (+15)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +100

Well it was fun to be above 100 while it lasted, but I will take being at 100 positive points. We will see what happens with this next update and how many points we gain or lose there.

Alan 01 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 03

Otts Family – Alan 01

Eddie 10 | Rules | Alan 02

Welcome back to the Otts, and welcome to the start of Alan Otts’ time as the TH for this family. Eddie has moved into NTH status after completing a couple of aspirations and raising his 3 kids.

Upon entering the household almost everyone was asleep, or heading to sleep, but Alan was up and alert, so we decided to take him into town to see if there were any YA ladies that struck his fancy. We first stopped by the night club, and spied this bar tender.

They hit it off really well, and I think she’s quite pretty. Her name is also Audra, which would fit in great for our alphabetcy. However, wanting to make sure we look at our options, Alan heads for the Cafe.

While enjoying his breakfast we see a woman heading over to the food stand, she is a vendor, but also a young adult. Alan heads out to great her.

She’s pretty enough, but I also want some genetic diversity in the family, and she has the same brown hair as Alan already has. Plus, they don’t hit it off nearly as well. So Alan makes another stop and heads to the library. The librarian here is also a young adult female and quite pretty.

She and Alan have a nice conversation, but of the 3, after a short conversation Audra has the highest relationship. They hit it off so well, she has the blond hair to bring into the mix, and is really cute. So we send Alan home.

Whatcha doing Alan?

Alan: Chatting with Audra. She’s pretty cool, I kind of like her.

That is very sweet Alan. I like her too, enjoy your chatting.

(Yes, he was chatting with Audra and kept showing the little hearts, it was adorable!)

Alan then heads up stairs to practice his violin. I realized we could have had him do the guitar, and it might have made more sense for him, but then you see Alan play the violin and I realize it was the right choice.

It’s “Out on the Town” night or whatever they call it the next day, and even though it’s snowing like crazy, the family heads down to the new burger joint that just opened up in town. Alan also invites Audra to come with him, and Ariana gets to join in as well.

The dinner goes really well until this…

-5 points, although, full disclosure, I knew this was likely. Julia was in pretty bad shape. She still will just stand around for hours outside the house before she comes in.

As the family thinks about heading home, Alan goes around the side to say good-bye to Audra. They are too cute! Please be a good pick Audra!

The next day, while Alan is working around the house he gets a phone call from Audra that said she couldn’t get him out of her mind (yes, that is what it actually said) and would he like to go on a date. So back to the burger joint we went….only this time in a blizzard.

The cold and snow wasn’t going to stop these adorable love birds.

The next day is New Years and so Alan hatches a plan, with my help of course. Audra is invited over to celebrate with the family.

She and Arthur have already formed quite the relationship, but she seems to really like Alan.

The countdown to midnight is watched without Audra, who decided to go to bed. She was invited to spend the night so it wasn’t weird.

But then Alan decides it’s time. As the new year begins Alan wants to wait no longer for Audra.

She says yes!!! Then she leaps into his arms. How cute are they? They then celebrate in their own way.

Audra leaves the next morning before I can get Alan to choose to marry her, but luckily Audra invites Alan to come into StrangerVille (why I have no idea….maybe it should have been a hint.) So Alan has the entire family join him for an impromptu wedding.

After the “ceremony” when Audra has moved out of her brother and sister-in-law’s place, she and Alan waste no time to getting a family started.

Our first Baby B is on the way. With that I believe I am going to call this update complete. I will give you more information on Audra next update. I really do like her and hope she does well.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 2 (-10)
Pass Out (-5) : 16 (-80)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 13 (+65)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 3 (+15)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +105

So a small loss of points from Julia’s pass out, but a new little nooboo on the way will bring those points back up. Hopefully we don’t lose a bunch of points next round.

Eddie 10 | Rules | Alan 02

Otts Family – Eddie 10

Eddie 09 | Rules | Alan 01

Welcome back to this lovely Otts family and to the final update for Eddie’s generation. As hard as it is for me to believe, at the end of this update it will be time for Alan to take over.

With that in mind this is a bit of a longer update as I didn’t want to try and break this into two short updates, so I hope you don’t mind a little bit more of the Otts fun. Without further ado, let’s take a quick look at the family.

Ariana is working on fixing the sink for us. I’m amazed she doesn’t have more handiness, since she’s been on a fixing streak lately.

Eddie and Alan are eating some food at the table, while Arthur is heading off somewhere in the background.

Julia was at work so no picture was taken of her. Eddie is getting close to reaching the top of the Painter Extraordinaire and I would love to reach this before Alan takes over. So he heads off to the museum to look at art.

The trip out was too much for Ariana, who decided to pass out on me. -5 Points.

It’s about this moment that I realize Eddie was at an Art’s Center and not a museum, so he heads over, by himself, to a museum to look at art.

Back at home, the kids and Julia spend some time together, eating and working on homework.

I love the brother sister bonding that has been happening with these guys lately. I’m not convinced Alan is actually Evil.

Ariana is working on getting her additional skills needed to get an A, but she is very close to growing up and might not make it.

Now that we have speakers, dancing has started becoming a very exciting thing for the family. Eddie is not the best, Alan…..well, he’s Alan.

Even Julia give it a shot, but again…not always the best.

The parents sleep “late” one day and so the kids bond together. They are such good kids!

ALAN OTTS!!!! Stop destroying the dollhouse! Your brother really likes playing with that!

Alan: Hey, you made me evil

I didn’t do anything…..the randomizer made you evil, but you don’t have to give in.

Alan: *shurgs*

Ugh!

Arthur, you are such a good kid. I know you haven’t gotten much attention since you are so much younger than your siblings and aren’t the heir.

I can’t resist Alan’s faces though. Such an expressionistic sim.

Eddie starts cleaning up the bathroom….

But, that isn’t what I want him doing. It’s time to work on getting another milestone in painting!

AND WE MAKE IT!!!! + 5 Points Way to go Eddie!

Sweet Arthur.

Do you feel neglected Arthur, I feel kind of bad.

Arthur: No, why? I’m just playing with Mr. Bear since Alan broke the dollhouse again.

Yeah, I yelled at him for that.

Arthur: Yeah, but he’ll fix it at some point I think….he is heir.

Yes, I will make him fix it, but that won’t be until you are older.

Arthur: That’s ok, I have other things to play with.

Happy HarvestFest from the Otts Family!

Alan, I think, is addicted to coffee. I got a notice, sometime around here that a sim had been up for 24 hours….it was Alan. But he still does homework, but then he wants to work out from energized status. I’m keeping my eye on him.

Julia and Eddie are cute together. I don’t let Eddie get nearly as much time with his wife as he would probably like since he’s working like crazy. They sneak in times though.

Then it was time….Ariana’s birthday was here. The baby girl we had not that terribly long ago, it feels like, is going to be moving on.

Ariana got TWO positive character traits: Good Manners and Responsible. +10 points! Way to go Ariana. I wasn’t even really trying for those. Then it was time for her to move out and get to life on her own.

Eddie took some time out the next day to hang out with Arthur, we wanted to see if we could get a best friend status, but we did now.

Why were we working on it though? Well because it was Arthur’s birthday. He only got an B in elementary school, which seems strange, but whatever.

It also happened to be Eddie’s birthday too…..I’m not ready for this!!!

Look who stopped by to say hi to the birthday boys!

YAY for family bonding!!!

The very next day was a new skill day, so the family headed to the bowling alley to have some fun and get some new skills.

The work out bug seems to have started infecting other members of the family. Arthur started, and so has Julia now.

Ariana stopped by again, and this time she decided to fix the broken speaker.

So Alan hasn’t slept more than a nap in days. So the day he did this it doesn’t surprise me. -5 points

Julia just about froze to death outside. Not sure exactly what caused her to just stand there for forever.

Eddie is working on getting through his masterpieces. He’s 2 or 3 in now, or this one could be number 4.

Exhausted, Alan goes for more coffee.

He then goes to take a small nap on the couch.

Gets up and passes out again. -5 points

I have sold the coffee maker. Alan was up for another 24 hours, and didn’t even go to school, all he did was drink coffee. Ariana came by again.

Then the residents decided to head into the bathroom to have more conversation, and then out to the couch to talk some more.

Then, while working on his next job for the freelance career, it happened. Eddie got through the painting aspiration. +10 points

It was time to decide on something I thought Eddie might be able to reach as Alan starts to take over, so we picked the Fabulously Wealthy aspiration and instantly went up 3 milestones +15 points

Then it was Julia’s turn to take away some of those sweet points we had just received. -5 points

The Otts may not all eat together all the time, but the dining table has become a frequent gathering place for them at multiple times. The picture of the brothers caught them talking about coffee….probaby how I removed it from the house.

Then it’s time to wish you all a Happy Winterfest. Ariana visited and had dinner with the family, and I love Alan’s face while decorating. He has, after I got rid of the coffee machine, gone back to a normal sleeping pattern again.

This was just too funny to me. This is what Eddie wears to doing a dance work out from the TV apparently. I am going to miss him!

So I might have been wrong about Alan being ok after removing coffee. Somehow, while heading up to take a shower this happened.

I have to admit I giggled, and luckily right after I un-paused the game he popped to the upstairs landing and was totally fine.

Oh Julia! -5 Points Luckily, Eddie has gotten us a lot of points this round.

Then, before I was really ready, it was time to have Alan grow up. Eddie switched to a job in painting before the cake was made in the hopes that he might get some promotions as an NTH. Then the cake was made….

Upon growing up we checked and while he was close with manners, he did not get a positive trait there, but he did manage to become Responsible. He only got to a B in high school, so just +5 points.

Right after he grew up this notice popped up and I thought it was so cute! Thanks Ariana!

So that wraps up the Eddie Otts generation and it’s time for Generation A to take over and bring us into generation B. Eddie did a great job as our founder, not only in picking a wonderful wife, but also by being so successful in the things we had him do. It will be hard to leave him be now, but we’ll see what happens.

As the final update to this generation, we can get the extra points. Now I’m not sure about the randomizing because while I randomized the kids, I did not randomize Eddie’s aspirations, so I’m not going to count it. We did not, however, use any aspiration reward points, so that +10 point and here is our “Rosebud” amount, so that is +20 points.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 2 (-10)
Pass Out (-5) : 15 (-75)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 13 (+65)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 3 (+15)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)

Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +110

We managed to break 100 points already. I feel like that is huge for generation one in this crazy challenge, but who knows who Alan will chose. These guys really did do a great job, and even though we have started getting some pass outs happening again, the family has done a pretty good job taking care of themselves. Next time, we see how Alan does taking over.

Eddie 09 | Rules | Alan 01

Otts Family – Eddie 09

Eddie 08 | Rules | Eddie 10

Welcome back to the Otts family and this silly little ISBI Alphabetcy we have going on. I am back from my trip and just in time to see the ending of the name poll. We have a very clear winner when adding up all the votes from over on boolprop’s site and from the poll we had posted here on WordPress.

I was trying to decide if I make this a bit of a reveal, or if I just post it, but I suppose if I rambled on for long enough it would be a reveal in and of itself. However, I don’t want to bore you all, so let’s just get to it.

The winner of our A generation heir poll is:

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ALAN OTTS

That’s right, the kid who lost us all the points early on has gone on to become our heir. He has, since being a toddler, redeemed himself in many ways but we’ll see what the future brings.

The points break down was as follows:

Alan: 8 votes (4 on boolprop, 4 on WP)
Arthur: 5 votes (4 on boolprop, 1 on WP)
Ariana: 3 votes (1 on boolprop, 2 on WP)

It was a pretty clear winner, although watching the boolprop votes I thought it could be a lot closer. So Alan just turned into a teenager, as it were, so there is a way to go before he takes over, so let’s see how everything else goes in the meantime.

Alan has decided to be a big coffee drinker and even looks a little smug with himself here.

Yes, you won the heir poll all right, happy? You redeemed yourself.

Alan: I knew people couldn’t resist me.

*rolls eyes* Well you better bring us in a good amount of points as the heir. No letting that evil side lose on our points!

To check on the rest of the family, Eddie is busy painting. With the new aspiration of Painting Extrodinaire, he is going to be painting up a storm.

Ariana is in chatting with Alan. I can’t remember if these two are even friends, but they talk a fair amount. I really did think it was going to be you when you were younger Ariana.

When we ask Ariana where her mom is she heads in to show us that Julia is watching TV in the living room. She then starts on her homework. Yes Ariana, you can still get us some good points before being sent out on your own!

Alan takes us over to find Arthur is eating some food in the kitchen area. I have realized we are going to need a bigger house here before too much longer so start looking at the idea of expanding the house up.

So the picture above is actually taken post-renovation. Here is a look at the outside of the house now. We changed up the entire layout of the house and added a second floor. We shrunk the footprint of the house so there is a little more yard now, which will be good for the next generation.

Alan, I appreciate it, but really, you’ve won the heir poll. You don’t have to suck up quite so much now.

Julia takes some time to talk more with her only daughter over some breakfast. I wish, so much, that Julia would try the robotics machine on her own, but so far no such luck. It’s all she needs for a promotion.

The siblings really do spend a lot of time together, even if they aren’t always talking. I need both Ariana and Alan to get a skill level of 3 in something to get their grades. They are good at doing homework, just not skilling.

It’s too bad cleaning isn’t actually a skill.

Alan, seriously, are you a neat sim in disguise?

Alan: This helps my responsibility I think.

Ah, you might be right. All right, carry on.

He finishes cleaning and then literally goes upstairs and does this.

And what is this helping Alan?

Alan: I have to be evil SOMETIMES.

Meanwhile, Julia reminds me why I will miss her for forever after she is gone as she heads around and starts cleaning the sinks.

Some brotherly bonding….Awwwwww

Followed by some Father/Daughter bonding. Eddie really has been a good dad. I think he’s at least good friends with all of his kids.

Ariana then sits down and makes me really nervous. I wasn’t sure a sim would autonomously start repairing anything. I did not direct this in any way, and while she did end up dazed from getting a shock, she managed to fix the thing too.

Ariana has also joined in on the coffee trend now. Eddie is also working on getting some higher-paying jobs in the Freelance Artist career as well. He’s actually only at level 4, I hadn’t really realized there were “levels” to this career….whoops.

We have not installed speakers downstairs in the house, with the hopes that Alan (who has shown very little to no interest in music thus far) might listen to some and start working on his aspiration before we get to him. Ariana and Arthur enjoy the music.

Alan, on the other hand, sits down and does his homework.

Are you SURE you are Evil and want to be a musician?

Alan: Hey, I didn’t get a say in the matter, it was all the lucky roll of the dice.

Fair enough. I will help you reach your aspiration when you become the TH.

Poor Arthur hasn’t really been featured much, as he really didn’t do much. He would sleep, eat, do his homework unasked (most of the time), play with the dollhouse (until Alan broke it) or color at his desk.

Someone, I believe it was Ariana, set the table, which meant everyone used a placemat when they ate. Ariana got to work on either her homework or extra credit. You just need to skill Ariana!

Alan too decided to continue to work on school. You also need to skill if you are going to get any higher than the B you currently have.

Oh, it looks like it was extra credit for them both. At least I haven’t had to worry about these kids doing homework!

Before we sign off for this update we will take one more look at Eddie, who is working on painting skill. He has completed the first milestone for painting and thus earns up a few points.

I believe the picture above was a flirty painting and this painting might have been another “emotional” painting, can’t fully remember, but Eddie completed the second milestone for this new aspiration as well. Keep it up Eddie!

I think that feels like a good place to stop, before we start having things go downhill. The family is doing really well, and I believe we are down to a handful of days before Ariana grows up, which means only a little ways to go before our newest TH takes over.

Hopefully, you will join us again soon (and hopefully I will have another update done soon) and see how we end this generation. Hard to believe we are almost through.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 2 (-10)
Pass Out (-5) : 10 (-50)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 8 (+40)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 1 (+10)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 0 (0)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +65

Not a whole lot of change this time, but we are still trending up in terms of points. Eddie finishing another couple of aspiration milestones did help this time, and hopefully the kids will get themselves skilled up enough to get A’s soon.

Eddie 08 | Rules | Eddie 10

Otts Family – Founding Heir Poll

Eddie 08 | Rules | Eddie 09

Oh my gosh, guys, it’s here!! My first heir poll for this family, and for the founding generation. Hopefully, you have read through what has gone on with this family and have a sense of who these 3 are….if not, why not going read them??

If you don’t have time or just want to vote you can vote either here or over at the boolpropl.net site where I will have the poll set up there as well. I’m going to give it basically a week since I’m out of town all next week and won’t have time to play anyway.

Without further ado, let’s get into introducing our heirs and give you a little bit of feedback in case you need it!

We start with the eldest Otts, the only daughter, Ariana. She was a quick favorite early on, being a very fun child sim who did homework, got herself an A, and is on track for getting the responsible trait, and manners trait. I have done a chef before, so her aspiration is less interesting to me, but I really do like her look. I feel so is a fun mix of her parents.

Next up we have the second child of Julia and Eddie. This is their first son, Alan. Alan started out rough. I hated him initially, as he passed out constantly as a toddler, but as he got older he got better. He managed to get an A in elementary school, reached a milestone on his child aspiration and while I have done the musician aspiration before it’s one of my favorites. I’m not sure I love his traits, but he really has grown on me as a sim, and I think he could be a lot of fun.

He is also right on track to get the responsible trait, but also might reach the non-empathetic trait, which could be interesting to play with. We will see, he’s not there quite yet, but about 1/2 way.

Finally, we get the youngest Otts, Arthur. Arthur hasn’t done much to really stand out so far in his life, having been a bit overshadowed by his siblings to this point in his life. He has one of the more interesting aspirations to me, as I haven’t played it yet, and the career I decided to roll and it could be interesting as well.

He is currently nowhere close to getting any traits, positive or negative, within range, but he still has all his teenage years as well, so that could change.

Eddie 08 | Rules | Eddie 09