Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Beesly 2: Round 2

Last round, Pamela Beesly and her high-school sweetheart Rhys Inglar moved into their own home after graduating college. After the wedding, Pamela went into education while Rhys took a job in natural science. It wasn't long before Pamela became pregnant, and soon she gave birth to the couple's first child, April.

How's it going, Rhys?

Rhys: Great. We just inherited some money from Pamela's grandfather.

You inherited some too?

Rhys: Not very much. But I guess he liked me.

Time to turn on the A.C...

Whoopee...1 skill point.

You two sure look cozy...

Pamela: Well, um, we actually were trying to get a bit of alone time.

Say no more. I'm out of here.

Hey, can we cool it in front of the baby?

Happy birthday dear April...

What a lovely young lady!

April: Thanks, mysterious voice.

Awesome, Rhys.

Rhys: I'll have $100,000 in no time.

Looks like April's not going to be an only child for long.

Rhys: Let's get through this fast. I'm really tired.

Is that why you're in your pajamas at 7:00 at night?

Rhys: Being an animal linguist is hard!

Looks like being a student is hard too.

You sure like that bear.

April: I sure do! It's pink!

April: Check it out! It's my first A+!

Hmm, usually that happens on the day...

...the baby is born. Right on schedule.

Oh, here we go...luckily this is a big house.


Pamela: We've got two more little girls! Rhys is holding May, and I'm holding June.

Wow, and I can actually tell them apart.

Looks like Rhys won the genetic war with May...

And Pamela won with June.

(two days later)

Wow, that was a busy two days. I didn't even have a chance to take pictures.

Rhys: That's ok.

One pretty little girl...

Two pretty little girls. And one with a nice hat.

Pamela: Come on, honey...let's walk.

So you're leaving that hat on her?

Pamela: I think it's kind of cute.

But it looks like May got a new dress.

Rhys: I wonder if either of them have my ears.

Me too. But that will have to wait until next week. I've got to be moving on now.

A Message From the Mysterious Voice: If you're being attentive, you'll notice that the net worth at the beginning of the week and at the end are pretty much the same. There is a very good reason for that, and I think I should finally explain it here in case this happens again. Sims games on Mac computers have a file limit, and when the game runs into that limit it responds by eating character files. This is what killed Tranquility Acres. Unfortunately, it's very easy to run up against that file limit with all EP's installed, and to make a long story short I ran into it while playing this house. Thankfully, I had a backup. Unfortunately, it was from the beginning of the week and I had already gotten to Sunday night before. Rather than playing the whole week again, I used InSim to "fast forward" to where I had been, subtracting 6 days from everyone's age and making Pam have the twins really fast before growing them up right away. Technically the babies and the toddlers are different Sims, because it's usually the most-recent files that get eaten. I'm thinking of writing this risk of being eaten into the storyline somehow-what does everybody think of that?


Rachel said...

April is quite lovely. May and June look like they will be beautiful as well.

Interesting stuff about the Mac's file limit. Another reason to stick with a PC. :)

ciyrose said...

Well May and June were beautiful girls, although it looks like the "new" ones are pretty too. That's interesting about the whole mac thing...too bad really.