Saturday, June 27, 2009

Halpert 3: Round 8

Last round, the younger three of the Halpert kids all grew to teens and prepared for college. Steve and Kiwi kept themselves occupied with a week-long pillow fight, and Kiwi began making toys in her spare time. Now Canada has returned from college, with her boyfriend Cinnimon Levinson.

Welcome home, guys!

Cinnimon: Um...I didn't know we were going to be moving in with your parents.

Canada: What are you talking about? You knew I was the heiress...

Cinnimon: Well, at least we're sleeping on separate floors.

Should I leave you two alone?

Canada: If you don't mind...

Let's go with a flashbang...


It's time for this already? Ok...happy birthday, dear Kiwi...

And another elder gets to keep her hair color...

Happy Birthday, dear Steve...

Steve: How come my hair has to be gray?

Don't complain too much, Steve. At least your outfit isn't too terrible.

Looks like it was a good day for Canada, too.

Not such a good night, though. I thought that this was supposed to be morning sickness...

Canada: Huh?

Cinnimon: Check it out! I'm at the top of my career.

Yes, you're a top of the line slacker. Congratulations.

Huh? Weren't you in law enforcement yesterday?

Canada: Yeah...I thought all the activity was causing my stomach problems.

But judging by your face...

Canada: That wasn't it.

So does this solve your stomach mystery?

Canada: I guess so.

Canada: So, in case you didn't notice...I'm pregnant.

Cinnimon: Yeah...Guess we kind of screwed up there.

Canada: What? Screwed up?

Cinnimon: Yeah, I mean, the living with your parents was one thing but...I came from a family with a lot of kids. I thought I was going to be getting away from that.

Canada: Cinnimon! What are you saying?

Cinnimon: Well, you little help, mysterious voice?

Nope. You can talk your way out of this hole all on your own.

Canada: I mean, can you believe it? Why did he even agree to move in with me if he didn't think we were going to have children?

Temple: That's terrible, I know you? I was just kind of walking by...

What's everybody else up to?

Kiwi: Kicky bag match.

And this is entertaining you, Cinnimon?

Cinnimon: Hey, I only work 3 nights a week. There's not much else to do around here.

I can think of something else to keep him's baby time!


Canada: It's a boy! Meet baby Peru!

Aww, and he looks just like his mom!

Let's send away...

Nice! Not that these guys need it, though.

Kick them off campus...

Oops. Well, you can't win them all. was your lifetime want for your daughter to get fired?

Kiwi: What? No. We just invited people for our anniversary party.

England: Hey, Canada. Sorry to hear about the job...

Canada: That's ok. I never intended to stay for very long...

Sing, please.


I hope the big bonus helps offset this little discovery when Cinnimon gets home.

And look who's here. It's uncle Holland.

Holland: He's a cute little guy.

Kiwi: Look, Cinnimon, we've been meaning to speak with you about something. You know, if you don't want to have a family with Canada you probably shouldn't have moved in here.

Cinnimon: I never said anything about not wanting to be with Canada...I just don't want a litter of rugrats around all the time.

Steve: Well, now you've got one...


Cinnimon: What?

Like I was saying...two.

And it looks like Canada finally found her dream job, even if she can't start it right away.

Kiwi: I can't believe you're pregnant again.

Canada: I know. It's all happening so fast!

Kiwi: I just hope that Cinnimon...

Canada: He'll come around. I know it.

Happy birthday, dear Peru...

Wow, he really does look like you.

Kiwi: Come on, can do it.

It's a good thing he has such caring grandparents. And now I'm afraid I must be on my way. See you all next round!

A Message From the Mysterious Voice: Man, this post took me entirely too long to get up. I guess I've been a bit distracted lately. And there's more Romance sims ahead in the Warner house...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Halpert 2: Round 8

Hi, Shawn.

Shawn: Hi, mysterious voice.

Where's everybody else?

Shawn: Apple's helping Tracie get ready for school.

Apple: So what are you studying right now?

Tracie: Evolution.

Apple: Really?

Tracie: Yeah. Did you know there was a time when people didn't grow old and die?

Apple: That's impossible, Tracie.

Tracie: No, it's true. And they didn't grow up, either. And then one day, there was magic, and the kids could grow up.

Apple: They didn't teach me about that when I was in school.

Tracie: It's something new. My teacher said it's to get us ready.

Apple: Ready? Ready for what?

Tracie: I don't know. They haven't told us yet.

I hate to interrupt this conversation, but I do believe I hear the bus and carpools outside.

Since the snowman can't answer him, I guess I'd better. Yes, Mumble, everybody is at school.

New friend?

Tracie: Yeah. This is Ginger.

I know. So did they tell you what you're getting ready for today?

Tracie: No! I really want to know.

Well, it looks like we've got a couple of birthdays to attend to anyway. Happy birthday, dear Shawn and Apple...

And you both got to keep your brown hair.

Oh, I guess we have three birthdays. Happy birthday, dear Tracie.

Hey, an outfit that isn't horrible!

Tracie: Um...thanks.

Any thoughts on an aspiration?

Tracie: I want lots of friends!

Ok, popularity it is!

And an easy lifetime want to boot!

Tracie: Oh, hi Ocean. Yeah, just tonight. No, I haven't been to high school yet. Why? They do? Tell me! I'm going to go tomorrow anyway...what? No, that can't be right. Why would...that just doesn't make any sense!

Like this conversation....

Hey, Apple, do you have any idea...

Apple: Hi, Kiwi. Have you heard about this evolution stuff they're teaching kids at school now? Well, I didn't approve it. One of the other education ministers must have. Even if all that stuff about not growing up and magic is true, why do they need to know that? What? Why? When?

I think I'll go back to the other room before she gets to where and how.

Glad to see you and Jamie are still TV, are you ok?

Tracie: No!

What's wrong?

Tracie: What's wrong? The world is ending, that's what's wrong!

What? The world isn't ending...

Ugh, these things come at the worst times. Bixby Rabbit.

Wow, big surprise there...

Oh, hi Idina and Rosario.

Tracie: It's true. The world is coming to an end!

Rosario: That's impossible.

Tracie: Look, a long long time ago people didn't grow up or grow old, or know who their families were. But then the magic came, and when it did, the entire world started over again. None of the people in the old world made it to the new one. And now the world is going to change again! People are going to evolve all over again. That's what they've been getting us ready for.

Oh, here we go...I should have seen this coming.

Rosario: Should have seen what coming?

Well, let's just say that over the years I've noticed that you guys are quite perceptive about what is coming next for you. And, Tracie is right. There is something new coming. But it's nothing to...

Rosario: The world is coming to an end! We have to warn everybody!

...panic about.

Hmm...think there might be some connection there?

Tracie: What's the point? The world is ending.

The world is not ending.

Toronto: So, what do you think is going to happen to us? Do we just go off in a rocket and never come back?

You are not helping, Toronto.

You two don't believe all of this, do you?

Apple: Well...

Oh, come on...

Shawn: Well, we've been talking, and you see...those pictures on our walls...

What about them?

Shawn: Well, those people don't live in this town.

Well, most of them anyway. And they don't have houses here, that's true.

Apple: And you said before that you moved some of our houses from somewhere else.

Yes, from my old town.

Shawn: So there were worlds before us, entire communities of people, that no longer exist.

I told you, that was a freak accident...

Shawn: Perhaps. Or maybe, it was just their time. Maybe now is just our world's time to end.

Wow, if this were actually happening I would admire your bravery.

Taking up a new hobby?

Shawn: I don't know how much longer I have left in this house. I want it to be pretty.

Tracie: Goodbye, Jamie! You've been a good kitty.

Ok, for the last time. Your world is not ending.

Tracie: Easy for you to say. I'll bet you've already been to the new one.

Well, actually, yes I have.

Tracie: What? Then it must be coming soon...

Ok, look...I'm not sure how I'm going to accomplish this but...would you like to see it?

Tracie: See what?

The new world. So I can prove to you that they are existing together.


Alright...I'm not sure where you should look...


Tracie: Wow...they look almost like us, except...more puffy.


Tracie: And their clothes are a little

Uglier? It's ok, you can say it. They can't hear you. I haven't hooked up the world to world sound yet.

Tracie: But they are different...

Slightly, yes.

Tracie: So...their world and our world are different.

Very much so.

Tracie: But you keep coming back here...

Yes, because for some strange reason I like you guys.

Tracie: Ocean? You'll never believe it...I saw it. The new world! Our world doesn't have to end. The mysterious voice said so! What? Yeah, I'm sure she can show you too when she gets to your house.

Tracie: Isn't it great, Dad? The world isn't ending!

Shawn: what's so great about this new world, anyway?

Something tells me I'm going to have a lot of questions to answer for the rest of this round.

Now that we're all confident that our world isn't coming to an end, let's see how well Tracie did with scholarships. Looks like she did pretty well! I'll see you at graduation, and I promise I will see the rest of you next round.

A Message From the Mysterious Voice: And The Sims 3 comes to Tranquility Bay...I figured that since my Sims have been able to predict the coming of weather and vacations, and are still talking about soccer balls and violins, they would be able to foresee the coming of a new world too.