Monday, 29 December 2008

A place called home

Round 10: Days 46-50

Vivienne has graduated from Suffolk University and has moved into her fiancé Joseph's townhouse in her hometown of Sullivan.

When she returned home from college, Vivienne was eager to find employment in her chosen field of journalism. She couldn't find a single position though and took a bit part in a soap opera instead.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Me and you

Round 10: Days 46-50

Xanthia loves all things scientific but is finding there's not much she can do with her hobby in her tiny little townhouse - definitely no space for a telescope! Instead, she stargazes the lo-fi way - on the ground, in her pyjamas.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Wish you well

Lukas and Raffaella have taken in Lukas's younger half-sister, Alexandra, after the recent death of Kristina.
Lukas was happy to invite Alexandra into his home after their mother died but he wished it could have been under happier circumstances. Not only had Alexandra moved in after a tragedy but she was also very sick herself.

You don't know me

Round 10: Days 46-50

Justina was eager to invite her son and daughter, Charlton and Collette, home for lunch this weekend. She headed off to Sullivan Creek to catch some fresh fish for the meal.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008


Round 10: Days 46-50

Leontine has graduated college and moved into boyfriend Brandon's family farm.

While Leontine is tending the apple trees one afternoon, Brandon surprises her with a proposal.

Get it back

Round 10: Days 46-50
On Thursday afternoon, the Morettis' farmhouse was once again filled with children.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Round 9 Summary

Births: 2 (Magdalena Novak, Araminta Romilly)

Deaths: 6 (Nathaniel Kirby, Joanne Kirby, Nelson Clarke, Chiara Moretti, Vincenzo Moretti, Kristina Novak)

Engagements: 1 (Joseph and Vivienne Carmody)

Marriages: 0

Break-ups: 0

Graduations: 0

New residents: 0

Total population: 41 (18 male, 23 female)
Babies: 2
Toddlers: 2
Children: 8
Teens: 2
Adults: 21
Elders: 3

Monday, 22 December 2008


Round 9: College
(Georgette, Vivienne and Leontine)
Next updates: Leontine/Georgette/Vivienne

Vivienne was really eager to graduate in her Junior and Senior years of university. Even her socialising was done with her grades in mind.

Much of Leontine's social life was still being spent fielding phone calls (several times daily) from ex-boyfriend Charlton. Leontine is beginning to worry this would never end. Charlton knows about Brandon, Leontine knows about Aphrodite. There's no reason for them to have to speak as often as this.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Sleep startles

Round 9: College
(Collette and Charlton)

As soon as Collette and Charlton arrived at their dorm, they started making friends and doing their coursework immediately. They were determined to succeed at Suffolk.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

First to finish, last to start

Round 9: Days 41-45
The Gottlieb twins Adam and Hanna, appear to get on a little better than Athena and Linnea.

They're always together, joking around or playing.

Isaac and Petra still seem to be in love.

Lately though, he's been spending his days at Be Real Nightclub. For a night time venue, it's pretty busy during the day.

He didn't go there looking for someone like Mackenzie but they seemed to go from initial flirting to full-on making out before Isaac knew what was happening.

Raffaella sees all this happening and stops smustling for ten seconds to go and say hello to Mackenzie and find out what's going on. Isaac's not too keen for Raffaella to know what's going on (she is good friends with Isaac and went to college with his wife, so she knows her quite well too). The second Raff's back is turned, he and Mackenzie sneak out of the club.

Before they know it, they're on Isaac's bed.

When he hears his wife and kids coming home from work and school, Isaac quickly ushers Mackenzie out the back door. Petra is none the wiser.

He feels guilty though and lavishes attention on Petra for the rest of the week.

  • Isaac has no idea about any of Petra's affairs. She's very sneaky.
  • Mackenzie actually initiated the flirting. I was surprised that he accepted but then I remembered he was pleasure/romance, so I went with it.

Hoodoo voodoo

Round 9: Days 41-45

Over at the Lane household, Floyd has been left in charge of Athena and Linnea while his girlfriend Drusilla is at work. Unsurprisingly, he's not as quick as Drusilla to stop the twins fighting.

Friday, 19 December 2008

Strange currencies

Round 9: Days 41-45
Since Steffi's death, Anton has become a lot closer to his daughter Mina. They always make time to share at least one meal together every day.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Jackson Cannery

Round 9: Days 41-45
On Saturday morning, Elias leaves Nathalie in their new apartment to set up and watch the kids.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Gold soundz

Round 9: Days 41-45

After dating for a while, Joseph and Vivienne have decided to become an official couple.

Mere seconds later, Joseph is tackled from behind by the bully landlord, Claudius Atkins.


Round 9: Days 41-45
Last time we visited the Bentons, Stan and Xanthia had just conceived their first baby. Since then, Xanthia has been suffering from the worst case of morning sickness Sullivan has seen in a while. She'd throw up, eat some breakfast, and then throw up again.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Exeter and more of the aquatic centre

I didn't play at all yesterday, so these are some pictures I forgot to post from a little while ago.

The overview of Exeter. The main section of downtown, with the skyscrapers, has barely changed since I first plopped everything down. Behind the skyscrapers is a gym, which I haven't used yet. Right now (not in the picture), I've placed Isaac's future shop across the road from it but I may move it closer to his side of town (on the far right).

A close up of Isaac's side of town. He and Petra live in the white house on the right, while Nathalie and Elias live in the other house. The apartment lot across the road on the left is where Galen now lives.

Here's Central Park, which should be familiar to anyone with AL. Those buildings at the top have been moved down a bit to make way for the wedding chapel, which is right across the road from Central Park.

An overview of Sullivan Aquatic Centre, where Simona, Arianna and Caterina visited last time. Sullivan Village Centre is right behind it.

The kiddie pool with the slide, the cafeteria building and hot tub area.

The grown-ups' pool, with vending machines to the side and the toilets and change rooms at the back.

Inside of the cafeteria. This is actual a better angle than if I zoomed in a bit.

I'm happy with it but not 100%. For one thing, the cafeteria is not spawning the NPC like it should. I put a sprinkler in a couple of days ago and I'm hoping that's what I was missing. I was also kind of annoying that I couldn't get the roof of the cafeteria to face the way I wanted but I think I like it better that way now anyway.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Last goodbye

Round 9: Days 41-45
At Kristina and Alexandra's townhouse, Kristina has once again had to prepare a meal for the headmaster. Alexandra would really like to attend the private school her older siblings Justina and Lukas went to. Anyway, looks like Icarus Quincy enjoyed the steak!


Round 9: Days 41-45
Raffaella and Lukas have moved out of their rented townhouse and bought this enormous house. It's on Queen's Bay Road, just up the street from the house Raffaella grew up in.


Over at the Nihills, Cedric is attempting to instill some of his love of music in his youngest son Ben.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

It's a hectic world

Round 9: Days 41-45

Pascal is now living in an apartment downtown, in the same complex the Clarkes used to live in.

It's nice enough but the decoration leaves something to be desired. Carpet in a bathroom? The kitchen is also carpeted, for some odd reason.

The first task is job hunting. The task doesn't take very long because Pascal finds a job in the athletic track straight away. He starts out as a Minor Leaguer.

Geez, no wonder Emmy was worried about him. He's got 3 cooking skill points and still chooses to eat TV dinners.

He's also managed to get a cockroach infestation in his apartment (a first for me). If he'd put the garbage in the bin, instead of just next to the bin, this wouldn't have happened.

To celebrate his promotion, he goes out on the town for the evening and meets Virginia.

She ends up cutting their date short and Pascal is left alone at the bar.

Pascal can't quite remember this one's name or where he met her...

...but she becomes his third woohoo, which is pretty good for such a shy Sim (his first two were Petra and Kristina.

He gets home from work the next day to discover his mother has let herself in and made herself at home. She tells him she's not happy with how he's been taking care of himself and that she'll be moving in to make sure he does it properly from now on.

Pascal accepts his mother's hug but is really not looking forward to this turn of events.