Saturday, September 27, 2008

Halpert 4: Round 6

Next up is the home of Idina Halpert and Dakota Holiday. Unfortunately in a rare moment of mental weakness, the mysterious voice forgot to take a beginning picture for them. To refresh your memory, Idina is one-half of Apple and Shawn Halpert's first-born set of twins. Dakota is a member of the famous Holiday clan, and accompanied Idina to Sim State.

Hi, guys. How do you like the new house?

Idina: It's just great! But we've got to get looking for work if we're going to keep it up.

Dakota: Plus we have to get down to the chapel soon.

That dress is proving very popular.

Really, Dakota, did you have to keep those sunglasses on during the wedding?

And look, the welcome wagon has arrived. You know, these guys aren't really new to town.

Kia: Well, they're new to this house.

So you're coming over to welcome them by having pillow fights with each other?

Trumpet: Um, sure.

I see the newlyweds have found a quiet moment inside the house.

Idina: At least our friends are pretty good about entertaining themselves.

Nice going, Idina. But I thought you wanted to be a game designer?

Idina: I do. But that job wasn't coming up and we need money.

Something tells me that you'll have plenty of time to change careers.

If you can stay awake that is.

Feeling better?

Idina: No! This pregnancy thing is just horrible! I'm falling asleep or starving all the time!

I see you're still finding time for chess.

Idina: I need to have my logic skill up for when I start the gamer career after the baby's born.

Which is happening right now, I guess.

Idina: This is worse than falling asleep!

Idina: It's a girl! Meet baby Zoe!


Idina: Dakota, meet your new daughter!

Dakota, it's the middle of winter. Take those sunglasses off already! Your baby deserves to see your eyes.

I guess that chess paid off, huh?

Idina: Yup!

Nice going for you too, Dakota.

Dakota: Yeah, especially since I haven't been sleeping well.

The baby keeping you up?

Dakota: Nah, I've been having these really crazy dreams. Something about a toilet catching on's crazy.

Not that crazy...

I just realized that I never got a picture of Zoe...

And look who stopped by for a visit! It's Mumble!

Um...let's test further.


Happy birthday, dear Zoe...

Wow, her eyes must come from her dad. Too bad her dad won't take off his sunglasses so I can confirm...

Dakota: Come to Daddy, honey...

I love the new hairstyle. And I guess a love of dance runs in Dakota's family.

Nice job. Now will you please take off the sunglasses?

Dakota: No! I like them!

Let's go with Knights with Swords...

Nice! That should help out a lot.

Yes! Way to end the week, Idina!

Idina: The week's over already?

Yup. But don't worry, I'll see you all next round.

A Message From the Mysterious Voice. Not too much to tell about this house. Idina did have a really hard pregnancy. And to see what I was talking about with regards to Dakota's dream, check out Rachel's blog Prosperity Point (it's linked in the sidebar).

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Levinson 3: Round 6

Next up is the third installment of the Levinson household. Manhattan Levinson is the second daughter of Olivia and Jacob Levinson. Rainn Wilson is the third son of Ashley Beesly and Joshua Martin.

Hi, guys. How's the new house?

Manhattan: Ok. We had to make some alterations, though. Our bedroom used to be the garage. There was no room for a double bed anywhere upstairs.

Well I love what you've done with the place.

So no wedding yet for you two?

Manhattan: No, there's no rush. It will happen eventually.

Rainn: Yeah...eventually....

Well there doesn't seem to be any shortage of passion between you two.

Uh-huh...right on schedule...

Rainn: Hey, John!

John: Hey, little brother. How's it going in the new house?

Rainn: Great. Come on in, I'll show you around.

Manhattan: So your parents waited until they had four kids and were elders before they got married?

John: I know, it's crazy.

Manhattan: I hope Rainn won't wait that long...

It looks like he's going to have a reason to stick around anyway. I don't think you have to worry.

Manhattan: Well, I'm off to work.


Um, how did you go to work when you're pregnant?

Manhattan: I grew right when the carpool came.

Oh. Well, you're certainly a fortune Sim...

I don't think you can sneak off to work today.

Manhattan: No...

So Rainn, you must be really excited huh?

Rainn: Yup! I just got the high score.

That's not what I was talking about...

Manhattan: wouldn't wait as long as your parents did, right?

Rainn: I never really thought about it. It always just seemed normal to me, you know? I never knew it was different.

Manhattan: I think it's time!

Manhattan: It's a girl! Meet baby Dawn!

Great! Let me get a close-up...

It looks like Rainn passed on his father's black hair and blue eyes...

Demand cash, Rainn...

Nice job!

Rainn: Thanks. I'm almost at my lifetime want.

Happy birthday, dear Dawn...

Aww, she's a cutie....

What're teaching her to walk?

Rainn: Sure! I want to teach her everything!

Are you sure you're really a romance Sim?

Way to go, Manhattan!

Manhattan: Thanks.

Decided to have your mom over to celebrate?

Manhattan: Yup. And she wanted to meet Dawn.

Well, I think you guys have had a very successful first week.

Rainn: So, um...does that mean you're leaving now? you want me to leave faster?

Manhattan: If you would...

Ok, just let me check on Dawn...

Oh, good. She has Grandma taking care of her. Ok, I'll see all of you guys next round!

A Message From the Mysterious Voice: So Rainn is a first in my game-a Romance sim who actually rolled up the wants to teach his own child all three toddler skills. Manhattan hasn't rolled up a want to interact with Dawn at all. These guys just keep surprising me.