Saturday, November 20, 2010

Martin 2: Round 9


Last round, Mandolin and Kumquat decided to make the most of the time they had with their four children, male twins Edward and Emmett and female twins Alice and Isabella,  by taking them on an island vacation before they all became teenagers. Once they returned and the birthdays happened, the dating started in full force. In the end, the heiress to the house Isabella ended up with Topaz Halpert.

Wow, now all you guys need is someone dressed as a hula dancer and you'll be all set...

Isabella: Can we please go get better clothes?

Don't worry, I'm on it.


Topaz: Much.

Good. Now, judging by your position I should probably go hang out in another room...

And Topaz has landed in his choice career...

While I think Isabella might need to wait a few days.

Good to see you guys are still feeling up to the wedding, though. And the night wedding is a nice change of scenery.


Isabella: Isn't it great to have everybody in the house again?

Um, Isabella? You guys just left for college at the end of last week. It hasn't been that long.


Isabella: No, not really. I'm glad we had the wedding before this happened, though.

And even though she won't be able to go to work right away, Isabella is now in her chosen career too.


Well, it looks like somebody got over their fear of fire.

Mandolin: I learned this dance while we were in the islands.

Very cool, but may I suggest doing it outside? 

Hey, look who came over!

Kumquat: I'm glad to see you've had a change of heart about your aspiration, son.

Edward: I didn't feel I had a choice, actually.

That's because you didn't.

Make them legal...



Mandolin: Oww!

Wow, this is the first time I've actually witnessed a Sim get struck by lightning. Poor Mandolin just can't luck out. And good job helping her, grocery lady.

Man, there's just pain everywhere tonight. It's baby time!

No twin gene yet...


Isabella: It's a girl!

Great! What's her name?

Isabella: We're calling her Esme.



And she certainly favors Kumquat's side of the family, doesn't she?

Well, that was fast.

Topaz: I'm glad, though. I can focus on the baby now.

How's it feel to be a grandpa, Kumquat?

Kumquat: I already was one before she was born, but having her live here is quite a new experience.

Happy birthday, dear Esme...


Yup, she's a Halpert alright. Although I think I can see a little bit of Mandolin's family's influence in her face, too.

And so it begins!

Isabella: I'm just glad there's only one of her. I don't know how my parents did it with having two sets of twins so close together.

Topaz: Come on, Esme. You can do it...

Taking your turn while Isabella's at work?

Topaz: Yup. Somehow I thought days off were supposed to be relaxing...

Nice job, Isabella. Looks like you're on your way to your lifetime want, too.


Hey there, Halloween. What are you doing over?

Halloween: I don't know. Just thought I'd drop by. You know, you guys have a very nice yard but are all the fences really necessary? I had to walk around the entire house to get here.

Trust me, Halloween. You're not alone in that observation.

And I'm glad to see that after a day with the nanny Esme is still awake and fed...that's not always a given with the nannies in this town.

Well, it's just about time to make my exit. I'll just leave you two mature adults to your very important pillow fighting.

Kumquat: Bye, mysterious voice!


A Message From the Mysterious Voice: And after an extended break that was National Novel Writing Month 2010, I've finally gotten this post up. Technically, NaNoWriMo isn't over yet, but I hit the 50,000 word threshold yesterday so I have a little more time to get other stuff done now too. I'm torn about whether to have this couple have more kids. On the one hand, they have an heiress and I don't want to overpopulate the town. But on the other hand, they have a naming scheme I really like and I want to get all the character's names in there too. Plus, they have really good genetics. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Vega 2: Round 9


 Last round, Violet Vega moved back home after college with her fiancee Orion Beesly. The two were soon married. Orion quickly achieved his lifetime want of becoming a mad scientist, while Violet was held up from achieving her dream of becoming "The Law" when she became pregnant with their first child, Orange.

And it looks like this house has a new doggy, too. Welcome to the family, Escape. 

 And we get to start off the week with another elder birthday that seems to be coming way too soon. Happy birthday, dear Kia...

...and John...

 Kia's one of the few elder women to actually get gray hair.

Kia: I don't mind the hair, but do you think we could change my outfit?


What about you, John?

John: Same here. This shirt is weird. It's almost see-through.

So how are things with you two?

Violet: Oh, just fine.

Any plans for another new addition this week?

Orion: Well, not if you keep sticking around.

Point taken.

It seems like your first little guy is doing well, though.

Orion: He's incredibly smart. Takes after me.

Uh-huh...sure he does, Orion.


 Orion: I interrupting something?

I don't think so, Orion. Just go into the greenhouse and try to ignore them.

There's something strange about seeing you harvest strawberries in the dead of winter.

Orion: Yeah, but I'm getting really good at this whole gardening thing.

I can tell.

Nice job, Violet!

Violet: Thanks!

I can't be sure, but I think Mumble is trying to call an ambulance to fix the snowman...
 Violet: What the...

Does that face mean what I think it means?

Violet: I think I'm pregnant again!


Well, then this birthday's coming just in the nick of time, isn't it? Happy birthday, dear Orange... 

Cute little guy. Really takes after his father.

Um...let's capture.


What are you doing, Orange?

Orange: Throwing darts. 

Do you really think that's safe?

Orange: Well we don't have anything else to do around here for fun and everybody else is busy.

I guess there's no more guessing about the pregnancy thing, huh?

Violet: Nope. Number two is on the way.


 Oh, right. These guys have a wishing well. What are you wishing for, Violet?

Violet: Friends. I need a few more for my last promotion when I go back to work.

I like the new outfit, John. 

John: Yeah, it's much better than that translucent shirt I had on before.

 Oh,'s baby time!

Make that babies time. Well, Violet is a twin herself...



Violet: It's a boy! Meet Indigo!

 Violet: But I don't think we're done yet!

Violet: We've got a girl, too! Meet Ruby!

Hmm, so Indigo is pretty much a carbon-copy of his mom... 

And Ruby takes more after her dad.


 Well, capture worked on the other chance card...let's capture again.

 Wow, the grandparents have really lucked out this week.

Ok, Orion, I'm glad you want to hold your daughter after work, but that claw has to be hurting her.

Orion: She's ok. She's not crying.


 Ah, good. I see somebody remembered that this family also has a dog.

Orange: I got an A+!

Great job!

 And surprise, surprise...Italy came over. I really think we have a new social butterfly in town.

Way to go, Violet!

Violet: Thanks.

I guess that wishing for friends helped, huh?

Violet: It sure did. Well worth the extra gardening.


 Oh boy, time for toddler years times two! Happy birthday, dear Indigo..

...and Ruby... 

Well, Indigo certainly got the Vega features...


 Ruby has a little bit more Beesly in her, although she did grow up with a nice hairstyle.

Kia: Come on, Indigo...time to learn to walk.

Kia, you're a grandmother. You can slow down a bit with the toddlers.

 Violet: Ok, Ruby. Time to go potty like a big girl.

I would think it's easier to raise twins when you are one yourself, huh?

Violet: Having 4 adults at home helps out more, actually.

Kia: Yuck! Indigo!

That's what you get for tossing him in the air after feeding him.


 And now poor Escape isn't so ignored anymore!

Ruby: Puppy!

 Glad to see somebody's remembered to spend some time with Orange.

Orion: He's pretty independent now, anyway.

Um, hi Venice. May I ask what you're doing here?

Venice: The little guy needed a bath.



 Venice: Drink up, Indigo.

Wow, Venice is actually a very good babysitter, even if she is a random one.

I'm happy to see that elderhood is treating you two well.

Kia: Do you think we should retire?
John: Why?

Well, you don't always see an elderly space pirate and criminal mastermind.


 And I see you've taken back the garden, Violet.

Violet: Now that I'm not pregnant anymore I have the energy to do it again. 

Well, you keep plugging away at that. I've got to be on my way, though. I'll see all of you guys next round.

 A Message From the Mysterious Voice: So, yes. Ruby and Indigo were in fact cheesecake twins. But I really wanted to have these guys have a girl so they could be done having kids. And I'm not sure why Venice randomly showed up and started taking care of the toddlers. I also learned that when you have boy and girl twins, it doesn't help to put their rooms at opposite ends of the house. The poor adults were doing laps trying to keep up with the constant feeding/changing/putting to bed.