A Brush with Death

Come back to the family to find…

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Brindle! What the hell. We didn’t raise you to be an NPC.

Brindle: I’ve barely been raised at all.

Go change.

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Much better.

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I realized that we didn’t have a space for Brindle to sleep, so I converted the empty room we had downstairs into a room for Blue. Because she’s the oldest so she gets her own room.

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… this was meant to be a picture of two embarrassed lumps but it became a picture of one embarrassed lump and a child being eaten by a bed.

I thought that little lamp was supposed to protect against such things.

Lamp: lol idk.

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And now Blue is merging into Nat. Great. Good to know we’re getting into the Halloween spirit around here.

… I got everyone into bed, and they were just starting to get up and have breakfast. A normal, family breakfast.

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Game: You got an acheivement!! 8D The Circle of Life! 8D Time to celebrate!!! 8D

can u shut up and let me mourn my pixel guy in peace??

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This interrupted breakfast.

Avahi: If I don’t look it’s not happening.

Brindle: Hey, what’s for break–

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Brindle: GRAMPA??

… what the hell, Nat?

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Death: OH, THIS IS MUCH BETTER. EVERYTHING’S LESS AWKWARD WHEN YOU’RE NOT RELATED TO THE FAMILY YOU’RE REAPING FROM.

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Joaquin: This is HORRIBLE.

Avahi: Yeah, but it’s rather nice that we can mourn and eat at the same time.

You’re all awful. Especially you with the iPad.

Death: REAPING SOULS? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT.

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Avahi: Please, Mr. Death! Don’t take my father away from me! It’s too soon.

Death: HE WAS OLD AS BALLS. DON’T TRY TO MAKE ME SENTIMENTAL; I’VE REAPED MY OWN DAUGHTER.

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Avahi: … well, if you’re not going to save my dad, at least have some breakfast. I hope you don’t mind that I put it on the floor but I feel like if I accidentally touched your hand I’d die or something.

Brindle: GRAMPA! *sob*

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Okay Avahi’s not up to it right now and Joaquin is right there but could we… theoretically… have Death children?

In looking up information on this I found this article which answered my question. I recommend reading it.

The answer is that we can’t woohoo with the reaper by normal methods. I wonder if you could use cheats or mods somehow…

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Avahi: Dad, you’re coming back as a ghost, right?

If he does, I don’t think he can do that just yet. I’ve never had a ghost in this game so we’ll have to see.

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The kids are… adjusting.

Brindle: I was gonna work on my aspiration, but now I don’t feel up to it. : (

Blue: Speak for yourself.

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Blue: I’m channeling this pain into my ART.

She topped her aspiration around this point.

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It’s a big adjustment all around.

Avahi: Are you sure you’re alright, Mom?

Nat: Yeah. He was kind of an ass at the end. : /

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Altai: Hey can I use your Netflix to watch–

Avahi: Altai, Dad’s dead.

Altai: Oh shit! I’ll, uh… I’ll watch Stranger Things later, then.

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Baringo: Hey, I finished my aspiration too.

Kid: So… who’s your favorite character? A lot of people like Eleven, but I’m…

Blue: Kid. You’re here as aspiration fodder. I don’t even know your name. Why would I want you to talk to me.

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I sent Avahi over to meet the newest addition to the family.

Avahi: I’m not sure whose house this is or how this kid is related to me.

Oh, yeah. Joelle’s parents are hanging out in the bathroom.

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… for some reason.

Kalyn: Should we take care of the wriggler?

Kiki: I heard Avahi come in, so it’s her job now.

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The real reason I sent Avahi over was to test out her aspiration perks, to be honest. She can now make people clean, formalize, go to sleep, or leave. Like a bard from D&D but shittier.

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Then I aged up Joelle because infants do nothing for me.

She’s cute.

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Avahi got invited to join a club and accepted. The leader of the club is this kid that insulted Kiki once.

Avahi: … why am I in a club run by a ten-year-old?

Max: I’m technically older than you.

Time shenanigans.

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The kids are still beat up from the loss of their grandfather, so they’ve taken to consoling one another. Brindle’s not left out, he just had a hug.

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Nat: I know losing grampa was hard. Do you want to talk about it?

Baringo: *suddenly pissed for some reason*

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Baringo left for school pissed off, and Blue came back from school pissed off. Some kid had a bib in his lunchbox and she picked it up when he dropped it.

It’s her birthday anyway so those elementary schoolers can fuck right off.

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Blue grew up with the Cheerful trait. Cheerful.

Blue: I suddenly regret everything that came before puberty.

Her aspiration is the big family one so… not much she can do about that until she ages up.

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But here she is, cute as a button.

… remember that chemistry station I got a while back?

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Brindle: … I took a calculated risk, but, boy, I’m bad at math. And chemistry, apparently. How could they make such dangerous chemicals available to children?

Please move away so you don’t die.

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Baringo didn’t catch on fire, but Avahi did while trying to put it out. That’s how I learned about the extinguish self interaction. Which is good because no one else was gonna do it.

Dina: Wow. On fire while you have guests in the house? Rude.

Shut your hell, Dina. I don’t remember inviting you over.

Eyes on the Prize

Hello, friends! Here come an update on the Redd family!

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Baringo: Hey, can we talk? I still gotta be friends with you.

Blue: Fine. But make it quick, ’cause I got to knock out this ‘play with three toys’ thing.

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Baringo: Um… how did you sleep?

Blue: Well. Now do you know where gramma put the toy cars?

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Blue completed her aspiration tier. One more to go!

Blue: Good. These toys do not fit my aesthetic.

Now help your brother reach the next level of his aspiration.

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They went to a club meeting because that boosts like… so many skills at this point. I changed the uniform to be a bit looser but I’m not really feeling it.

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Avahi: … alright, we’ll consider you for a future generation. Don’t call us, we’ll call you.

His last name is Fox.

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Altai: The two of you have gotten so big! Wanna catch me up on what’s going on with you kids?

Blue: I would love to, Aunt Altai, but I really have to settle some business with Baringo so I can get back to my art.

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Baringo: We’re friends now!

Blue: … you can let go now.

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Blue then went back to her own aspiration. She needs to play an instrument for a few hours, do some more drawings, and get to level 10 creativity.

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Blue: … why did you bring me over here.

Baringo: I need to make a best friend now.

Blue: Can’t you call over someone else to talk with?

Baringo: … I have social anxiety.

Blue: Oh my god.

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Blue: So if I help you meet new people, you’ll leave me alone?

Baringo: Probably not because I already have a head start with you, honestly. But I’ll probably have to make some more friends later.

Blue: … you do realize I got my own stuff to finish before I age up, right?

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The grandparents babysat while Avahi and Joaquin went to the hospital.

Baringo: …Would you say that I’ll get to be friends with our new sibling?

Nat: Of course! Why wouldn’t you be?

Baringo: Score!

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Meet our third kid, a little boy named Brindle Bass!

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… Avahi left the kid to his own devices so she could finish teaching Joaquin the guitar.

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Sweet! I’m not too interested in starting a new aspiration so… whatever.

Now to get back to the kid aspirations…

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Max: HEY. Legacy kids! This is MY playground so you better STEP OFF.

Blue: Um… he seems like a good candidate. Go talk to him.

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Baringo: Um. Hey friend! Lovely weather we’re having!

Blue: … oh my god.

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Max: … you’re such an easy target that I’d feel bad about teasing you. I’m Max.

Kiki: *appears* Psst. Kid. That kid was a butt to me when I was a kid. Don’t be friends with him.

Baringo: … What are you doing here??

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Back at home, the elders take advantage of the (relatively) empty house.

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Xavier: I almost died during sex and it wasn’t even good sex.

Nat: … fuck you, Xavier.

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Nice pic is nice.

Xavier: … what am I doing out here?

Beats me.

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Joaquin: Uh… babe? I broke the fridge.

Avahi: … how the hell even do you break the fridge, Joaquin?

Joaquin: … I was just getting some cold cuts. ;_;

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Avahi: … did something happen? Mom? Dad? You’re not even looking at each other.

Xavier: Don’t ask.

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Brindle aged up into a child and he is cute! He’s lazy and a rambunctious scamp. He plays hard and sleeps hard.

Tragic Backstory

Hey hey new chapter!

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How does everything get so dirty h o w. My Sims 3 houses never get as bad as this house gets in, like, a day.

I’m gonna try some mods to hopefully make the filth a bit more manageable.

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Apparenlty Avahi needs to get to level NINE to be able to write songs. A meeting of the Red Data Kids is the best way to boost her skill fast. The other club memebers just… occupy themselves.

Kiki: Hey, did anyone else notice that we’ve got a badass bear floating over our heads?

Kris: Oh… sweet.

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Altai: I didn’t need a birthday cake. It’s fine. I’ve got birthday hot dogs.

The club’s set up in such a way that she wasn’t even upset. Altai and Kiki moved to a new house pretty soon after. We’ll see them again.

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Avahi: Wanna fill up the house again?

Joaquin: Rawr…

Blue: I am TOO YOUNG to be scarred already.

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Nat: I’ll just leave this plate on the floor. They’ll be hungry afterwards.

Wtf you two?? Leave!

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Joaquin’s a comedian or something. He repeatedly gets this pop-up. I think it’s the same guy.

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Joaquin: Hey babe. Back from your club meeting?

Precious autonomous love is precious.

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Blue grew into a child. Her aspiration is the creativity one, and her trait is perfectionist. I take this to mean she’s the sort of person that makes art SERIOUS BUSINESS.

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Since Xavier’s probably too old to find aliens at this point, I put a science table in the house. Hopefully one of the kids will take a liking to it at some point and get a boost or something in science.

I have no idea how this works.

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Joaquin: ARGH! AVAHI! YOU’RE IN LABOR!

Different game, same labor panic.

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Do you wanna… join your wife?

Joaquin: I can see quite enough from out here! Oh god oh god oh god…

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Doctor: SHIT.

Avahi: Is… everything alright?

Doctor: Um… yeah… (oh shit that is NOT supposed to come out…)

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Blue: Title; The Bulldozer Dozes On. Mixed medium. The use of glitter and macaroni symbolizes my childhood innocence, which I will surely lose just as the glitter and macaroni will fall from the canvas in time.

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Avahi had a son whom we named Baringo. I have no idea what a baringo is let me look it up.

It’s a kind of giraffe.

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Unlike previous children, who would sit happily as the game informed me that they were starving, Baringo screams constantly. I don’t know what’s wrong. Maybe nothing’s wrong.

I can’t wait to age him up.

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Blue: And then Avery used teal instead of turquoise. Can you believe it? Classic rookie mistake!

Xavier: … wait, there’s a difference?

Blue: Yeah. Anyway Avery hates me ’cause I laughed at her and that’s why you’re the only friend I have.

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I got the notification that Baringo’s birthday was coming up and basically threw him out of the cradle.

He’s adorable and I love him. He’s good and his aspiration is social butterfly.

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Generations.

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Xavier: Er… Why are you following me around while I’m making breakfast?

Um… no reason…

Xavier: I know I’m old. I’m fine. Focus on finding friends for Blue. I worry about that kid.

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We got a television because everyone was just so damn stressed.

Joaquin: Now I can watch two fun things at once. *stares at butt*

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Nat: So, what did you do in school today?

Baringo: Met some kids. Learned some math. What did you do?

Nat: Oh, just boring grown-up stuff you wouldn’t care about.

Baringo: … you were playing with our toys while we were gone, weren’t you?

Nat: What makes you think that?

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Xavier: Did you make any friends today, Blue?

Blue: Nah. I figured I’d give up on that and have a lonely childhood so I can properly cultivate a tortured soul. It’s for my art.

Xavier: Er… well… as long as you’re happy, dear.

Blue: I’m not happy. That’s the point.

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Altai came over for a visit.

Altai: I was told that this was Dad’s last day alive.

Xavier: I’m fine. Really.

Altai: Okay, but you’re going to want one of those funerals where we focus on how you’d want us to be happy, right? ‘Cause I’m thinking open bar and a DJ.

Blue: Oh, this will be great. The person I’m closest to tragically dying while I’m at my most vulnerable…

Xavier: I’m leaving now.

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That’s not how you homework, Baringo.

Baringo: I gotta psych myself up to open it and look at the math problems first.

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Xavier: Time to discuss the elephant in the room.

Joaquin: We know that Nat steals the kids’ toys. We’ll talk to her about it.

Xavier: No, not that! It’s like you’re all… waiting for me to die. I don’t want my last days alive to be spent with you all coddling me. I just want everyone to act naturally. Can we do that?

Avahi: Sure.

Xavier: Also I want you two to get working on that third baby. I want to meet all my grandkids before I pass on.

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Xavier really freaked me out when I saw him on the ground. But he was just doing push-ups.

Xavier: I still got it.

That you do. You don’t have 20 unique types of fish, but who’s counting?

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Blue: I have to… ‘play’ with this thing to achieve my aspiration? What do you do with it?

Oh you sweet nerd.

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Baringo: Since you’re so far ahead in your aspiration, can you help me with mine?

Blue: What do you need me to do?

Baringo: I need to talk to someone and be BFF’s with them.

Blue: … can we have a tragic falling out?

Baringo: … sure?

Blue: Deal.

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In other news, Nat became an elder and I’m… really confused. She had a teenaged daughter when she came to us a day after Xavier was created. And she’s somehow an entire life stage younger than him?

Boob Chili

Hello, lovely reader people! How is everyone today? I hope everyone is having a good time! : )

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I don’t know why Kiki came out to watch Xavier fish.

Kiki: I don’t know why you came to watch him fish, either. It’s not like he’s catching anything new.

True. >_>

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Altai: I’ve been thinking. We haven’t had a club meeting in a while.

Kiki: Yeah! Hey, Avahi, can you call up Krys and tell her we’re meeting? I promise I won’t freeze ray you.

Avahi: That does not make me feel confident.

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But then Avahi realized that she could invite her prospective boyfriend over.

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He’s got a tattoo on the back of his neck.

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I swear I had captions in mind for these when I took them.

Wolfgang: I thought I was a shoo-in for an animal theme legacy, but I just got pushed out of the running by a guy whose last name means ‘dog’.

I had been partial to Wolfgang because of his name.

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The club meeting ended just in time for us to give Xavier a cake so he wouldn’t be sad.

And then Avahi wanted to meet up with Joaquin so I didn’t get a picture.

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Joaquin: So… why did you bring me all the way up here, out of the way of prying eyes? 😉

Avahi: I had to sit down and chat with you and this was the only place with two chairs that were close to each other. : I

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Liza (?): What are you two doing up here?

Avahi: So much for ‘away from prying eyes’.

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They found a more private place to continue the date.

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Well… it was temporarily a more private place.

Liza: Out of all the places I could pick to read a book, this is one of them.

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They officially became a couple just before the date ended. Then Joaquin left.

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… to immediately invite Avahi out for a drink.

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They did a bit more than that.

Bartender: I’m jealous. They get to woohoo wherever they want and I’m stuck with blue balls. : (

Patron: With the custom skin getting dumped we’re stuck with blue everything.

Bartender: That… that was the joke. Don’t explain my jokes. Get the hell out.

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Avahi: I know this is a long shot because we only just got to having an actual relationship, but will you marry me?

Joaquin: After sex like that? I’d be mad not to!

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… you’re a little late to the party, Wolfgang.

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Avahi: Heyyyy dad! I’m engaged! And pregnant. And you’re old.

Xavier: I must be getting old. I don’t remember you mentioning dating anyone…

Avahi: This all happened since last night.

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Oh my god Joaquin calm the hell down.

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Avahi: Hi~ sis~

Altai: Um. Hi. We live together. You don’t have to act like you haven’t seen me in a week.

Avahi: I’m just so excited! I want everyone to know I’m engaged! And pregnant.

Altai: You’ve told me that three times in the past half hour.

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Joaquin and Avahi went out again.

Avahi: YIPPEE!

You both need to run a warm bath, get some chamomile tea, and relaaaaax.

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Avahi: Since it costs a thousand dollars just to throw a wedding, and I don’t want to wait until my family clears their schedules, do you want to get married right here and now?

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They agreed so they did that.

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Joaquin: Avahi… I’ve loved you from the moment I laid eyes on you. You’re… is something wrong?

Avahi: I was just expecting a bigger diamond, is all.

Joaquin: … seriously?

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I got this house from the gallery. The layout of the old house was starting to bug me because things were just kind of slapped together. So with Joaquin’s money we moved.

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Eliza: I brought fruitcake.

No one cares.

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Here’s Joaquin’s aspiration.

Me too, Joaquin. Me too.

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Nat: I like this house much better than the old one. Don’t you?

Xavier: Eh.

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Avahi calls club meetings when she can because it helps boost her guitar skill.

I still can’t figure out how to write songs, so I’m guessing we need a higher skill first.

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That is what happens when you cut corners, Kiki. Literally.

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Filed under: things I didn’t know about this game because I haven’t played it like at all.

The asleep moodlet is worth 10,000 points, which I guess makes sense so they can be sure that it overrides all other moodlets your sim can have at the same time.

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Altai: So you’re a member of the Spin Masters, right?

Joaquin: Yeah.

Altai: … can we go clubbing sometime?

Joaquin: Heck yeah.

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Avahi is now very pregnant.

Kiki: Why do I have to stand here?

Avahi: My cravings can only be satisfied by boob chili.

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I utilized the baking skill and Avahi made brownies for everyone!

Avahi: … I don’t think I can eat this.

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Joaquin: Is something wrong?

Avahi: I think the baby is coming.

Altai: Somehow I appeared where Mom was sitting. I wonder where she went. I hope she’s okay.

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Our first baby of the B generation, Blue Whale, is born!

Avahi: She’s named Blue Whale because that’s what I felt like while carrying her. : /

Ice to See You

Haha, I’m so funny.

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Just a head’s up, I took all these pictures like, probably at least a week ago. Why did I take this picture?

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… good job, Kiki. A roll of toilet paper is definitely the heist of the century.

Kiki: Oh, shut up.

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I sent off Nat to open up the portal to the second hidden world. It was… extremely underwhelming. She got the thing opened up in like three minutes.

Nat: That was what I was maxing out my handiness for?

I know, Nat. I know.

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Xavier. You’re needed.

Xavier: But I’m in the middle of a book!

Books can wait.

Xavier: But, um… I’m enjoying my daughter’s wonderful music?

Please go.

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Xavier: But I’m tiredd…

And you still need to catch like a bajillion more fish or something. And I don’t know how to catch the ones we haven’t got. Is there a special thing I gotta do? I don’t know!

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Oops.

Well, this isn’t an ISBI so it’s okay.

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Kiki: Hey, are you making Avahi’s cake?

Nat: Yes, why.

Kiki: Avahi can’t be the heir until she becomes an adult, right? She can’t take over?

Nat: That’s right…

Kiki: Okay, thanks Mom!

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Nat: … are you scheming?

Kiki: Me? Scheming? No! I’m just… really invested in my little sister’s future.

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Avahi: Hey, I swiped a poster from school! We can use it to decorate because it’s not a roll of toilet paper!

Kiki: OH COME ON

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Kiki: I was going to start a conversation with you and whip this thing out with a pun in the middle of it, but whatever. I’m flexible.

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Kiki: Now I’ll just tell Mom that you’re dead or something so I can be the heiress.

Avahi: Mmrf.

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How is being frozen solid only +2 uncomfortable?

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Kiki: So, um… Avahi’s dead. Yeah. I’m the heiress now.

Altai: I’m guessing if I make a big deal out of this you’re gonna do the same thing to me?

Kiki: I mean, I don’t know. I haven’t thought that far ahead. But yeah, probably.

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Xavier: *yawn* What a boring day at work. Guess I’ll just go in the house now.

Avahi: Mmrf.

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The freezing only lasts for a few hours, apparently. Maybe we should tell Xavier that he doesn’t, in fact, have blood on his hands.

Xavier: Nat, did you unlock ice sculptures with the sculpting station?

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Avahi rushed over to the cake before the game could decide to age her up and make her sad.

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Kiki: A-avahi! Are you mad about that… um… harmless prank earlier?

Avahi: That was a rotten thing to do. I was going to invite you to come out with me tonight, but honestly you are on thin ice with me right now. At least until I get feeling back in my toes.

Kiki: Well… that’s fair.

Avahi: And that was an ice pun, sis. I’m really disappointed that you couldn’t at least think of one before freezing me. God damn.

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Avahi: Hey, you with the headphones! You’re kind of cute.

Bartender: Great, another drunk that thinks they can come back here…

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Avahi: Hey, I’m not blue anymore!

Glitched CC Skin Girl: Wish I could say the same. : /

Bartender: Security!

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Avahi got kicked out from behind the bar and had to go sit with the other customers.

Avahi: Hey, hot stuff! Mind if I get your number?

Jackie: *acts as a chaperone and makes sure there is a six foot distance between headphone guy and his baby sister at all times*

Unfortunately, the bar had to close before Avahi could make too much headway with headphone guy. We’ll be cracking down on our spouse hunt next chapter, so stay tuned!

Ambition

Last time, we learned that Avahi won the heir poll and she began to take over.

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Avahi and Kiki still get along okay. For now.

Avahi: I was thinking we could release gerbils in homeroom today.

Kiki: Make it math class and you got yourself a deal.

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Sisters: *maniacal laugher*

Nat: What’s so funny, girls?

Avahi: Um… Kiki told a joke.

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I learned why my game turned people blue. As I said, whenever the game updates it forcibly dumps mods and custom content. Apparently it defaults to blue when it doesn’t find a custom skintone, which is… actually a smart idea given how controversial making an actual skintone ‘default’ would be.

But I wanted to fix Jay.

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And unlike in Sims 3, Sims 4 takes the ‘edit in CAS’ cheat to mean ‘I want to cut out the time it would take to go to a mirror’ and not ‘I want to do things I can’t normally do without cheating’ but I eventually found how to edit genetics.

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There was a person outside the house offering skill boosts. I didn’t know why at the time but I took the offer, so… Nat is now chained to her woodworking table.

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Avahi said “let there be gerbils.”

And she saw it and it was good.

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Kiki: …tell me you’re not starting your spouse hunt on my birthday.

Avahi: Ew. No, this is our cousin.

Kiki: Oh… hey. I didn’t recognize you with that height.

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Altai: Yoink. Just like old time’s sake.

Nat: That’s really not funny. I have to make a whole new cake now.

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The house always needs more selfies.

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Kiki: I’m blowing out my…

Avahi: Already got cake. See you.

Kiki: … : (

Everyone was there when I told Kiki to blow out the candles, but they all just grabbed cake and left.

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Kiki: Thanks, guys. I’m feeling really loved now.
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I can’t get over how cute Jay is. Or any of the kids really.

Avahi: Hey, why don’t you join the Red Data Kids? We have plenty of spaces open!

Jay: Wow, really? I have to get home, but I’d love to come to your club thing sometime.

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In other news, Xavier is a supervillain.

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Kiki: Hey, Mom? What’s this on the table?

Nat: I’m not sure. Your father put it there and whimpered about his hands never again being free of sin.

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Kiki: Wow, Mom! What an orange plumbbob you have.

Nat: Enough, Kiki.

After she does what she needs to do, I’m going to pamper the heck out of Nat.

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When young guys come around I try to get Avahi to interact with them. It’s not going so well.

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Altai: Wha-wha-WHAAA?

Nat: … what are you flipping out about over there?

Altai: You don’t see that giant rainbow-y thing hanging in the air??

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Nat reached level 10 of handiness.

And we got an achievement! I should probably look at what some of the other achievements in this game are. We’ve got 26 generations, might as well knock some out while we’re at it.

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Kiki: How about a selfie? Current head of the family with the next head!

Xavier: Alright, but your sister was the one named heir…

Kiki: Keep telling yourself that.

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Nat went off to work before I could congratulate her on a job well done, so she’s… not in the best mood. Working all day and all night does that to you. But after she gets a good night’s rest I’ll send her over to open up that cave, and then she’s free to relax.

Avahi’s Coup

Hey, it’s been a while! I’m getting all packed up for grad school, but I had some spare time and really wanted to play sims so… that’s what I did.

Anyway, our heir is…

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…Kiki, are you missing something?

There was an update which apparently drops all your CC automatically, and it was such a butt to even get Origin to open the damn game that I didn’t want to risk restarting. So Kiki’s shirt is changed for now.

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Anyway, Avahi’s our heiress.

Avahi: Wait… what? Shit. Kiki’s gonna kill me now.

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Avahi: … I can’t even make a salad, how can I lead a whole family?

It’ll be fine! First your parents take care of you, then you find a significant other to take care of you, and then your grown-up kids will take care of you. It’s the natural order of things.

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Hey, Altai, how do you feel about Avahi winning the heir poll?

Altai: … oh, that was going on, wasn’t it?

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Altai: At least I won’t have to clean up after my disgusting family for the rest of my life. Haha. I hate this.

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Kiki! Anything you want to say about Avahi being head of the family?

Kiki: She has to grow up before she can be family head. And I’m still the president of Red Data Kids. I’m in charge until Avahi’s an adult.

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Kiki: …damn, how many dirty dishes do we have on this lot?

Altai: I don’t know. I’m scared.

To show that she was still the boss, Kiki called a meeting of the RDK to order.

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Time for your first act as heir, Avahi. Take over the Red Data Kids! I know this might be daunting…

Avahi: Actually I’m more concerned with the copious amount of smoke coming off of these hot dogs. But we can pretend I’m daunted.

Finish making those hot dogs and then go confront your sister!

Avahi: …seriously, is this normal?? Am I doing it wrong???

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We… tried for a club meal.

Kiki: I can’t sit with Avahi anymore. She’s too good for us common folk.

Avahi: … Altai? You’re not mad at me too, are you??

Altai: No, but as the youngest I’m very susceptible to peer pressure.

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Avahi: We’re going to discuss this like adults, Kiki. Let me be club leader.

Kiki: Sure! …wait. Shit.

Avahi: Insider trait for the win.

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Kiki’s not happy with this turn of events.

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Kiki: … can I have the club back now?

Avahi: Hell no. We’ve both of us, me and Altai, followed you around for way too long. You’ve had your turn at being in charge. It’s my turn now.

Altai: *wanders off, unsure of what to do now that Kiki’s throne has been toppled and anarchy reigns*

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… I wouldn’t exactly call this a coup, Avahi. You asked nicely.

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Now that Avahi’s officially going to be the heir, I’m focusing more on her aspiration.

Jacques: Dinner and a show! I like it!

Avahi: Any requests?

Jacques: FREE–

Avahi: No.

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Kiki: Krys, I don’t know what to do anymore. I was a shoo-in for heir, and then Avahi waltzes in and steals my spot and my club. I can’t even trust Altai to have my back anymore, now that she’s all buddy-buddy with Avahi…

Krys: They’re sisters.

Kiki: That’s not the point! What do I do?

Krys: Have you tried… being happy for your sister? Avahi’s been living in your shadow for most of her life. Maybe you could help her and support her while she learns to spread her wings?

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Kiki: Yeah, but then I’d have to be, like, mature or something.

Krys: … get a mansion when you move out and rub it in her face?

Kiki: … I guess.

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Avahi: So my first order of business is to get rid of these uniforms. It’s way too hard to tell people apart, especially from far away.

Altai: … can we also go to bars or something? Because I have party traits but I have done nothing but clean my whole life.

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The girls went home since it was getting late, and Avahi immediately did this on her own.

Avahi: I just wanna make sure there’s no hard feelings. We’re still sisters and best friends, right?

Kiki: Yeah, sure.

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Altai: I found this plate of food on the sidewalk and it’s very good.
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At home… I may have forgotten about Nat’s birthday.

Nat’s very worked up about that. Or she’s worked up about Xavier being cut in half by the kitchen wall. One or the other.