Saturday, 31 October 2009

Witches' rave

Those of you who read the last Sitko update will know that Collette, out of the clear blue sky and with no record of any witches in Sullivan, rolled the want to become a witch. On the suggestion of The Lunar Fox, I used the lot debugger to make Collette an evil witch, InSimmed her magic skill to the maximum and took some pics. Yes, I cheated. I was short on time yesterday but I felt like playing a tiny bit!

I was going to save it for Outtakes at the end of the round but seeing today is Halloween, I thought it was appropriate to post now! Funnily enough, while I was playing, Jeff Buckley's Witches' Rave came up on my iPod, hence the title. It's probably one of the only (if not the only) witch-related song I have, so that was quite a stroke of luck! On with the pics!

Well, if we're going to do this evil witch thing, we may as well go the whole hog and have Collette dressed appropriately too. The real witches' dress, for some reason, doesn't show up in my game. It used to but whatever. The vampire dress will have to do! Collette's skin did not turn green because even though I've never planned to play with witches, it would bother me immensely if the evil witch who won't stay away from my damn community lots (I really hope that SimWardrobe hack works for me!) had green skin.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Novocaine for the soul

Round 22: Winter 2015

Adam Gottlieb is 60, Athena is 55, Amelia is 26, Wade is 25 and Sophie is 2.
(Joanna is 20, David is 33, Camilla and Lila are both 2)

Narrated by Adam Gottlieb

Even though Sophie is 2 already, I still can't believe that my son is a father himself now!

Winter 2015 birthdays

Or birthday, at least. Just the one this time!

Joshua Royce-Nihill is now one year old!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Monkey gone to heaven


Now that Asha is 18, Luc is finally able to take her to more exciting places than the mall and the music hobby club. Blue Velvet is a favourite club for them, as well as The Old Brick.

Asha has found it more difficult than she thought it would be to see Luc getting attention from other girls. They never really talked about being exclusive but it's what Asha would like. She's definitely not talking marriage or anything - the very thought of marriage at 18 petrifies her - but she wouldn't mind some kind of commitment.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Deliverance

Round 22: Autumn 2015
Collette Sitko is 70, Julian is 65, David is 33, Kirstin is 31 and Camilla and Lila are both 2.
(Maria is 72, Magdalena is 51)


Narrated by David Sitko

Julian has been short-staffed at the diner since his chef died but he's finally found someone permanent to replace him.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

She said, she said

Round 22: Autumn 2015
Last update: Lia/Olivia/the rest
Rose Draper and Joanna Gottlieb are both 20, Ione Romilly and Gordon Nott are both 19 and Olivia Nihill and Lia Novak are both 18.
(Evan Moretti is 26)


Lia and Olivia have just begun their freshman year at Novak Hall. All the double rooms are taken so they grab the last two singles, which just happen to be right next to each other.

Autumn 2015 birthdays

It's finally time to meet the newest member of the Lachance family! Liam is the only other adult around and at this point, he's wishing Arianna was around to help Tatiana out.

Monday, 26 October 2009

It won't be long

Round 22: Summer 2015

Ben and Caterina Nihill are both 60, Max is 28, Zaria Royce is 27 and Joshua Royce-Nihill is 6 months old.
(Leo and Kit are both 55)

Narrated by Max Nihill

Things have definitely changed around here since Josh was born last winter.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Nirvana

Round 22: Summer 2015

Principal Betsy Carmody is 44, Claudia and Victoria Kirby, Finn Romilly and Jacob Weaver are all 14, Patience Draper, Josie Benton and Maia Novak are all 13 and Calvin and Troy Clarke, Nick Moretti and Aaron Novak are all 12.

It's also Sullivan High School's largest enrollment ever - 11 students! There are no more students due this round but there are 3 more next round, with no graduations scheduled!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Kids in America

Round 22: Summer 2015
Vivienne Carmody is 75, Betsy and Kimberly are both 44, Sarah is 10 and Susannah is 5.
(Linnea is 55, Tessa is 6 and Malcolm is 5)

Narrated by Betsy Carmody

Susannah just started kindergarten and she's doing unbelievably well. Kimberly usually helps her with her homework but she just breezes through it.

Round 21 Outtakes

Warning: nudity

Forgive me for this brief foray back into Round 21 before the first real update of Round 22 this morning! I've had this entry sitting in Blogger as a draft for almost a month and I've been adding to it as I go along (which is probably how I'm going to do most of the outtakes from now on) so I thought I'd better release it before we got too far into Round 22.

Some are funny pics, some are just ones I thought were cool and didn't get into an update, for whatever reason.

First up are a bunch of pics from the Sitkos' trip to the Far East.

Kirstin took issue with this man standing outside their hotel. His name is Tyson Dawn.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Summer 2015 birthdays

Fair warning: insane amount of birthdays this summer in Sullivan! Twelve birthdays, to be exact!

First up is Dominic Lachance, eldest child of Jonas and Tatiana.

Round 22 ROS

I just sat down and rolled my ROSs for 2015-2016. I've already figured out who they'll apply to but obviously, I won't share that with you until the scenario actually crops up during the round. I will, though, share the scenarios I've rolled.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Round 21 Summary + tax rundown

This round, I started doing taxes again. I'd stopped doing them for a while because I was using Bigger Bills and many of my Sims were way too poor to pay! So I got discouraged and pretended the taxes were part of the bills.

I've taken that hack out now though and am doing taxes manually again. I've decided my Sims will pay taxes every 4 years - they paid in 2013 this round, so the next taxes won't be until 2017.

Ask her to dance

Round 21: Spring 2014
Principal Augustin Novak is 59, Teacher Tatiana Lachance is 31, Nicholas Moretti, Aaron Novak and Calvin and Troy Clarke are all 11, Sarah Carmody is 9, Ethan Novak and Matilda Jacobson are both 8, Adrienne Novak is 7 and Rebecca Kirby and Tessa Novak are both 5.

It's time once again to visit Sullivan Primary School and infants teacher Tatiana Lachance is once again heavily pregnant. Tatiana tries to put her swollen ankles and aching back out of her mind and puts a smile on her face to greet one of the new kindergarteners, Tessa Novak.

Napoleon says

Round 21: Spring 2014

Augustin and Hanna Novak are both 59, Naomi is 39, Owen is 37, Adrienne is 7 and Malcolm is 4.
(Georgette is 74, Kirstin is 31 and Camilla and Lila are both 1)

Narrated by Owen Novak

I didn't get a promotion. Again. I work my ass off at that firm and I'm still only a paralegal. Naomi says she doesn't care but I feel like I should be able to contribute to our family a lot more than I do.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Supernova

Round 21: Spring 2014

Pascal Lachance is 72, Mina is 64, Abigail is 31 and Nicholas Moretti is 11.
(Jonas is 36, Tatiana is 31, Dominic is 4, Audrey is 2, Caleb is 32, Cara is 25 and Jesse is 29)


Narrated by Abigail Lachance

Things have - finally - been going well for me lately! Jesse proposed to me, after being together for 4 years and I've been walking around on Cloud 9!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

On my way

Round 21: Spring 2014

last updates: Jesse and Evan/Eliot
next updates:Jesse/Eliot/Evan

Jesse Carmody is 29, Eliot Novak is 28 and Evan Moretti is 25.
(Abigail is 31, Cordy is 21 and Ione is 18)

Narrated by Evan Moretti

Once Amelia got married and moved out of the house, Jesse and I were short on rent and needed a new room-mate.

Spring 2014 birthdays

This spring in Sullivan, we have three little girls turning 1!

The first is Sophie Gottlieb, whose mother is already missing the baby stage and wants another. Wade would rather wait a little while longer!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Suffragette

Round 21: Winter 2014

Arianna Weaver is 59, Liam is 51, Jonas Lachance is 36, Tatiana is 31, Jacob is 13, Dominic is 4 and Audrey is 2.
(Patience is 12)

Narrated by Tatiana Lachance

Jonas and I got some good news this winter - I'm pregnant! I'm due in autumn next year.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Line it up

Round 21: Winter 2014
Leo and Kit Royce are both 54 and Asha is 17.
(Caterina Nihill is 59, Zaria Royce is 26, Joshua Royce-Nihill is 3 weeks old and Luc Lane is 21)

Narrated by Asha Royce

Since Abhijeet died, I've been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I barely reacted at all when they announced it at school - in shock, I guess. After that, whenever I wasn't at school, I was moping around in my room.

Winter 2014 birthdays

Not exactly a birthday, as he doesn't turn 22 until next year but Luc Lane has graduated and is back in Exeter, living in his mother's house. He's working in the culinary career right now, as a Host but hopes to eventually get his big break in the music industry.

Friday, 16 October 2009

The golden path

Round 21: Autumn 2014

Tate Benton is 44, Zelda is 39, Josie is 12 and Jack and Charlie are both 2.
(Leontine is 72 and Finn, Claudia and Victoria are all 13)

Narrated by Tate Benton

Our family has changed so much over the last two years. Our daughter Josie is now 12 and has already decided she wants to be a doctor. Of course, we don't want to pressure her but I think all of our chess games helped her earn the genius grant scholarship she was recently awarded.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Forever

Round 21: Autumn 2014
Charlton and Aphrodite Nihill are both 69, James Novak is 39, Madelyn is 34, Aaron is 11 and Ethan is 8.
(Zelda is 39 and Troy is 11)


Narrated by Madelyn Novak

Zelda finally had a couple of hours away from her kids to come and see me. Despite how busy she is these days (after an adoption and a surprise pregnancy), she just loves having a big family.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Don't let's start

Round 21: Autumn 2014

Next updates: Cordy and Luc's/everyone else

Warning: partial nudity


Luc and Cordy Lane are both 21, Rose Draper and Joanna Gottlieb are both 19 and Gordon Nott and Ione Romilly are both 18.
(Eliot Novak is 28 and Asha Royce is 17)


Since arriving at Novak Hall, Ione Romilly has been feeling a little lonely. Her boyfriend Gordon started at the same time as her but things haven't really gone as she expected them to.

Monday, 12 October 2009

The Clarke-Draper wedding

It's autumn in Sullivan, which means Lake Draper and Kendal Clarke's wedding day has finally arrived. They've gathered all of their family at the town hall for the ceremony.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

You never know

Round 21: Summer 2014
Araminta Romilly is 51, Henry is 49 and Finn is 13.
(Ione is 18, Victoria is 13)

Narrated by Finn Romilly

On Sundays, my parents both work so I have the house all to myself.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

With a girl like you

Round 21: Summer 2014

Jace Novak is 57, Magdalena is 50, Lia is 17, Maia is 12 and Tessa is 5.
(Victoria Kirby is 13, Rebecca Kirby is 5)

Narrated by Magdalena Novak

Lia's entering her final year of school and she's really excited about joining her best friend Ione at Suffolk. It's all she talks about lately.

Summer 2014 birthdays

Yay, birthdays! I love birthdays almost as much as I love weddings, which is a lot!

Anyway, by the time this goes up, all the Sim profiles will be updated to reflect new ages and living situations and such. I have two new residents this summer so while one of them can't really be considered a birthday, I'm throwing her in here anyway!

Rebecca Kirby has turned 5 and will be starting kindergarten this year. Don't you love the gap-toothed grin? All child Sims have it with these skin tones but it looks extra adorable on some kids.

Friday, 9 October 2009

A shot in the arm

Round 21: Spring 2013

Galen Clarke is 75, Georgette is 73, Lake Draper is 56, Kendal is 37, Patience is 11 and Calvin and Troy are both 10.
(Rose is 18)

Narrated by Lake Draper

When Kendal moved in with me this spring, I was expecting there to be some teething problems with Kendal's boys Troy and Calvin and my daughter, Patience. But they're all still getting along famously, just like they did when we were living apart.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

BV Travel Poster recolours (more added 30/11/09)

I've been asked a few times where I got the recolours and the different sizes for the BV Travel Poster. I use them all over my Sims' houses but had no idea where they came from until now.

I just happen to be rereading Strangetown, Here We Come at the moment and came across a post of strange_tomato's from a few months ago, where she links to the very recolours I've been looking for! Her post is here - so go and download and enjoy! There are still some I have in game that I must have picked up from elsewhere but I remember getting most of mine on the same day, so the majority come from the links in S_T's post.

And while you're there, you should read SHWC, if you haven't already. It's a fantastic story and it's wonderful the second time around as well. :)

Magnoliae also has lots of recolours of the Maxis original mesh and of some of the size-adjusted custom frames.

Limelove has some recolours of one of the square versions of this frame here.

Edit 10/3/10: There are some recolours of the original mesh at Anna's Sims.

Two states

Round 21: Spring 2013
Last update: Max and Zaria/the rest
Next update: Olivia/the rest

Ben and Caterina Nihill are both 58, Max is 26, Olivia is 16 and Zaria Royce is 25.
(Georgette is 73, Eliot is 28, Amelia is 24, Wade is 23 and Cordy and Luc are both 20)


Narrated by Zaria Royce

After graduation, Max and I moved into his parents' house. We've been living here for almost 2 years now and I'm still overwhelmed sometimes at the sheer size of this place. The whole house must be ten times the size of my old house and their kitchen is bigger than my old bedroom!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Her estuary twang

Round 21: Spring 2013

Principal Betsy Carmody is 42, Ione Romilly is 17, Asha Royce, Lia Novak and Olivia Nihill are all 16 and Finn Romilly, Jacob Weaver and Claudia and Victoria Kirby are all 12.
(Townie students are Gordon Nott in the front and Elmer Miguel in the back)


Monday morning starts out on a somber note for the students at Sullivan High. Principal Carmody gathers all the students outside to inform them that Abhijeet Turner, former student and star player on the school soccer team, had tragically passed away.