Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Halpert 1: Round 8

Last round, Mango Halpert returned home from college with his girlfriend, Robin. Mango entered into the slacker field while Robin became a chef. By the end of the week they had both achieved their lifetime wants of reaching the tops of their respective fields. Robin soon became pregnant, and to preserve the last name of the household married Mango in a simple living room ceremony. Their daughter Strawberry was born and soon grew to a toddler.

Oh, great. Another house filled with nothing but meowing.

Christopher: You're telling me. I can hardly hear myself think anymore.

I see Strawberry is enjoying Jessica's new hobby...

Robin: I don't know about that thing-it looks a little dangerous.

Nice going, Flick.

You too, Tiger.

Happy birthday, dear Strawberry...

And yet another beautiful Halpert girl. These guys have some great genetics.

Christopher: Goodnight, Strawberry.

Everyone together now...aww

Jessica: Roll over...roll over...

Trying to teach him a new trick?

Jessica: He's just not getting it.

Maybe that's because roll over is a dog trick and he's not a dog.

Have a good first day at school!

Strawberry: Why do I have to wear this snowsuit? Nobody can see my outfit.

Don't worry, you'll be able to take it off at school...I think.

Oops, sorry Flick.

Mango: It's're still a good kitty.

Glad to see you're comforting the cat. And that you're still alive-we haven't heard from you once this week.

Nice job, Tiger. These cats sure are pulling their weight.

Strawberry: Dad, can you help me with my homework?

Mango: Sure. Let's go into the study.

You two go do that. I'll be right back-I just got a sudden craving for a smoothie.

Robin: Hi...oh, sure you can drop by. It's been forever.

Who is she talking to?

Oh, it's Robin's twin sister Sparrow.

Robin: How are things back home?

Sparrow: Oh, just fine.

Robin: How's Canary doing?

Sparrow: She's great. I can't believe Strawberry is in school already.

I'll just leave these two to catch up.

Look's like Flick has bounced back from that chance card.

Strawberry: Dance with me, Grandpa!

These two are so cute.

What are you making? It's almost midnight.

Robin: I got hungry, so I'm making myself some lobster.

You're making yourself lobster as a midnight snack...

Robin: Yeah, why not?

Spoken like a true celebrity chef.

Looks like you've taken up a hobby of your own.

Robin: Well, I'm at the top of my career and Strawberry's growing up...I need something to do.


Strawberry: I got an A+!

Great job. Take it inside and show your dad.

Strawberry: Check it out!

Mango: Great job, Strawberry!

I think Strawberry might just be the only kid in town who has a parent respond to the A+ cheers.

New hairstyle?

Strawberry: Yeah.

Any particular reason?

Strawberry: I don't know. I just wanted one.

Strawberry: Hi, Dad. Want to buy some lemonade?

Mango: You know, it is hot out here all of a sudden. Sure, I'll buy a cup.

I think you'll be her only customer all day, Mango.

Is that another new hairstyle I see?

Strawberry: I changed my mind again.

Nothing wrong with that.

Oh, and look who Robin brought home with her.

Angelica: I don't know how you do it.

Robin: Do what?

Angelica: All this family stuff. Being married, raising a kid...

Robin: Don't you have a daughter? And a...well, Andre has a son?

Angelica: Yeah, but she was just a side effect. It's not like I set out to have her. And believe me, I let Andre know it. What kind of Romance sim are you, anyway?

Thank you Angelica for that uplifting pep talk.

Baby number 2 on the way? I was starting to think you guys were done.

Robin: I thought we were too.

Well, woo-hoo is like that sometimes.

Uh-oh...I hope that isn't a metaphor for something.

At least your flower arrangements seem to be going well.

Strawberry: Mommy, is the new baby a boy or a girl?

Robin: Well, we won't know until it's born Strawberry.

Which from the looks of things will be very soon.

Robin: Is it strange that I actually want this second baby?

Why would it be strange to want your child?

Robin: Because I'm a romance sim. Don't get me wrong, I still want to go out on dates and all that. But I want this baby too...why do I only get to be one thing? Why can't I pick two?

Because EA isn't letting...

Robin: Huh? What's EA?

Never mind.

Oh, and there's the third cat...Maggie, stop eating the pancakes.

What are you doing, Strawberry?

Strawberry: Playing pirates.

I see. Well, you might want to take a break and head into the other bathroom.

Strawberry: Why?

Because it's baby time!

Make that babies time.


Robin: It's a girl! Meet Lemon!

Great, so we've still got an heiress.

Robin: I don't think we're done...

And baby number two is a...

Robin: It's a girl! Meet Lime.

Lemon and Lime...great, now I want a Sprite too.

Ok, so Lime has her mom's skin...

And Lemon has her dad's. At least I can tell them apart.

Good job, Flick!

Well, it looks like it's about time for me to head out. You be nice to those babies, ok?

Strawberry: I know. I heard about how mean Aunt Tangerine was to Daddy.

That's actually a pretty good rule to live by. Don't be like you're aunt Tangerine in any way. And on that note, I make my exit. See you all next round!

A Message from the Mysterious Voice: So I really wasn't planning on these two having more kids. But this house was just so boring!!! 2 adults, 2 elders all in permanent platinum. Even the cats did little to liven it up.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Beesly 1: Round 8

Last round, Madison and Micheal Beesly entered their elder years. Their youngest daughter, Chandler, grew to a teen and joined her sister Phoebe in high school. Sparkle, the dog Madison had owned since before going to college, passed away from old age. Now Chandler has moved back from college with her fiancee Halloween Beesly.

Hello, you two. My, that's a...vibrant top you've got there.

Chandler: I know, it's horrible. Thankfully there's a lot of clothes left over from when my mom was younger.

Well, first things first, though. Let's get you two jobs.

Well, Chandler's lifetime want is to have 20 best friends so I guess the career track doesn't matter.

And Halloween is jumping in high thanks to his college degree.

Does someone want to explain to me how a womrat has outlived a dog?

Chandler: I don't understand it either. But that reminds me, I have an errand to run.

And errand?

You're getting a new dog?

Chandler: We got a new dog. Meet Samantha.

Chandler: Welcome home, girl!

So, now that you have jobs and a new dog, isn't it about time for a wedding?

Chandler: Well, we're not having a big party. There just isn't time.

That's ok, I'm cool with the living room wedding. At least they dressed up.

And with that, Madison fulfills her lifetime want of marrying off six children.

Since you two didn't have a big wedding, I'm thinking the honeymoon is going to be just as simple...

Chandler: Yes. There's no need for a huge trip. We'll be fine right here.

And that is where I make my exit...

Hmm...let's go with capture...

Oops. Well, they can afford a few slip ups.

Hmm...a xylophone playing itself. That could only mean...

Yup, Sparkle's back!

You ok, Chandler?

Chandler: I think so.

You're not going to tell me that you think this is food poisoning, right?

Chandler: No.

Looks like a new generation of Beeslys is on the way.

Uh-oh...and of course they don't have an alarm...

Wait, how did the cop get here?

Halloween: I called them. But is this all they do-beat the guy up? I could have done that!

Just be glad you didn't lose your stuff...

Nice going, Halloween.

Halloween: Thanks!

How's the pregnancy going?

Chandler: Um...alright, I guess.

Hang in there, it's almost over.

Ok, I'm sticking to my guns here. Revert to fewer companies.

See? That's what supposed to happen. Jack Scott must just be cursed.

Looks like that money will come in handy. It's baby time!


Chandler: It's a boy! Meet Ben!

That makes sense since we just had like five girl births in a row. Let me get a shot of him.

He's a cute little guy, that's for sure.

Wow, and on your first day back...

Chandler: I had a lot of time to study.

So what is this, now...grandchild number...

Micheal: Fifteen. Six from Joey, two from Monica, four from Rachel, one from Ross, one from Phoebe, and now one from Chandler.

Wow. Good luck to you around Christmas.

Wow, a new baby and the top of a career.

Chandler: It's been a good week.

Happy birthday, dear Ben...

Um, again?

Chandler: He fell asleep in front of the last cake.


Well, he's got his dad's eyes. I can see that.

He's a cutie, though.

Hey, look who dropped by for the party.

Madison: It's great to see you.

Rachel: I'm sorry about Sparkle. She was a great dog.

Madison: Yeah. I'm going to miss her. But did you meet Samantha yet?

Chandler: Come on, you can do it...
Let the teaching begin!

Well, I feel like this would be a good point to wrap it up for the week. Good luck with the new dog and I'll see you next round!

A Message From the Mysterious Voice: This is the first house in town to have a pet ghost. I have to say, I'm not such a fan. Why would a pet want to haunt the house anyway? And seriously, how long do those womrats live? This house has had the womrat since before they got the dog...