Saturday, 31 July 2010

Teenage riot, Autumn 2027

Round 28: Autumn 2027

Principal Betsy Carmody is 56, Kendal Draper is 51 and Joanna Draper is 32
Students: Susannah Carmody, Dominic Lachance, Nathan Collins and Malcolm Novak are all 17, Hope Collins and Julia Gray are both 16, Audrey Lachance and Jack and Charlie Benton are all 15, Sophie Gottlieb, Connor Novak and Camilla and Lila Sitko are all 14, Elspeth Romilly and Josh Royce-Nihill are both 13 and Chris Draper, Edward Lachance and Lucy Gray are all 12.


Sophie Gottlieb is fed up. For two years, she's tried to make Jack Benton notice her, only to be ignored in favour of Audrey, Julia and who knows who else.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Blowout

Round 28: Autumn 2027
last update/next update

Julian Sitko is 77, David is 45, Kirstin is 43, Camilla and Lila are both 14 and Adelaide is 9.
(Caterina Nihill is 72)

Narrated by Kirstin Sitko

Before Dad proposed to Caterina, he wanted to get my okay. I have to admit that I was a little surprised, both that he was that serious about her and that he seemed to know I was never fond of Caterina.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

I want to break free

Round 28: Autumn 2027
Narrated by Tessa Novak

Since I arrived, I've been having a lot of fun here at Suffolk!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Lot tour: Lukas Novak Memorial Hospital

...plus some poster for download, at the very end of this post.

Since the beginning of the round, I've shown a few little glimpses at the hospital here and there but now I finally have a lot tour ready! I wasn't expecting to have this done for at least another week but I ended up having the whole day to myself today, so I just powered through and finished it.

I made a few posters for the hospital as well and I've included them all for download at the end of the post. :)

Welcome to Lukas Novak Memorial Hospital, named after Sullivan's first Chief of Staff.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

You say it's your birthday, Autumn 2027


Olivia Nihill has only a few months to go until Baby Nihill makes his/her first appearance and at her latest check-up, Dr. Moretti tells her everything's looking good!

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Head south

Round 28: Summer 2027
last update/next update
Trent Kirby is 57 and Megan is 55.
(Claudia, Jacob, Finn and Victoria are all 26, Declan is 6 and Caitlin is 4)

Narrated by Megan Kirby

I thought the house was quiet once Victoria and Claudia left for college but that was nothing compared to how quiet it is now that Rebecca is gone too.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Heaven tonight

Round 28: Summer 2027

Lake Draper is 70, Kendal is 51 and Chris is 12.
(Joanna and Rose are both 32, Josie is 25, Troy is 24 and Sylvia is 1)

Narrated by Kendal Draper

It's been so hot lately and I've been really thankful for the pool! We've been here a few years now but this is the first summer where I've felt hot enough to want to use it. I'm not normally much of a swimmer.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Those to come

Round 28: Summer 2027
last update/next update

Caleb Moretti is 45, Cara is 38 and Anthony and Veronica are both 10.
(David is 45, Kirstin is 43, Evan is 38, Ione is 31, Nick is 24, Adelaide and Noah are both 9, Justin and Xavier are both 6 and Aurora and Bianca are both 9 months old)

Narrated by Cara Moretti

Up until now, Anthony and Veronica have been inseparable and really mostly played with each other. It's only recently that they've started to branch out. They still play together a lot but when they can, they now prefer playing with other kids.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Round 27 Summary

Whoa, that's definitely a record amount of break-ups! And my population didn't go up as much as I thought it had - I always forget to factor in the deaths.

Births:
5 (Aurora and Bianca Moretti, Sylvia Novak, Simon and Matthew Lane)

Deaths: 2 (Filippo Moretti, Debbie Lane)

Engagements: 2 (Julian Sitko and Caterina Nihill, Luc Lane and Asha Royce)

Marriages: 2 (Finn and Victoria Romilly, Steve and Olivia Nihill)

Break-ups: 7 (Malcolm Novak and Susannah Carmody, Marshall Thorne and Sarah Carmody, Nathan Collins and Tessa Novak, Dominic Lachance and Hope Collins, Alasdair Meadows and Sarah Carmody, Nick Moretti and Adrienne Novak, Ethan Novak and Matilda Jacobson)

Graduations: 1 (Sarah Carmody)

New residents: 0

Total population: 109 (51 male, 58 female)
Babies: 3
Toddlers: 6
Children: 15
Teens: 16
Adults: 52
Elders: 16

Sea legs

Round 27: Spring 2026
last update/Tessa's next update/next update

Jace Novak is 69, Magdalena is 62 and Tessa is 17.
(Gordon is 30, Lia is 29, Annabel and Georgina are both 2, Maia is 24, Rebecca is 17 and Dominic and Nathan are both 16)

Narrated by Tessa Novak

Our house was much too big for our family, especially with me off on my own soon, so Mum and Dad decided to sell up and downsize.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Round 28 ROS

Round 27 is not over yet - I've still got one more family update to post, as well as the round summary and outtakes. But I won't have the Novak update ready for today, so I thought I might as well post my ROS for next round, seeing it's been sitting around as a draft for the past couple of days. So here it is!

As usual, I'll be linking to each ROS as it occurs, so if you're reading this in the future, you might not want to click until you're caught up.
  1. Ouch! You've been in a car accident! Lose 5 body points and 2 active points. Miss work (or call in sick) for 2 days, physical therapy.
  2. Family reunion Yeah, because I never do these of my own accord, lol!
  3. Secret admirer (or stalker?): somebody sure likes you lately! I've never rolled this one before, so I'm not sure how I'm going to carry it out but I love who I rolled it for!
  4. Death by fire I am so sad about this one already. I keep looking at pictures of the Sim and going "aww". It figures that I don't have to kill someone for three or four rounds and then when I do, it makes me really sad.
  5. Get gold badge I actually have no idea what badge this Sim should go for. None of them seem to fit, so I'll have to have a think about.
  6. Family vacation Oh, I love who I rolled this for as well. I'd love to take this family on vacation.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Lot tour: Exeter Aquarium

So this won't be anything new to those of you who post at N99 but those of you who aren't members there will not have seen these yet. I showed a little bit of the aquarium in today's Romilly update but by special request, I'm showing you some more. :)

I built the aquarium for three reasons. The first was that I was inspired by the aquarium at The McTavishams. The second was that I eventually want a lot for every career (this one is for Oceanography). The third reason was what made me kick my butt in gear and get it done: the June Project at N99 was to build a community lot, so I finally got started!


As always, all images are thumbnails, so click to enlarge.

Magic in the air

Round 27: Spring 2026
last update/next update

Finn and Victoria Romilly are both 25, Declan is 5 and Caitlin is 3.
(Tatiana is 43 and Brendan is 3 and Jacob and Amar are both 25)

Narrated by Finn Romilly

It's hard to believe Victoria and I have been married almost a year now! We've been living together since before Declan was born, so our day to day lives haven't changed but somehow, it still feels a little different to us.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Everything is everything

Round 27: Spring 2026
last update/next update
Luc Lane is 33 and Asha Royce is 29.
(Kit is 66, Zaria is 38 and Olivia and Lia are both 29)

Narrated by Asha Royce

Luc and I have had such a tumultuous year so far and it doesn't look like things are going to slow down any time soon.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Icky thump

Round 27: Spring 2026
Narrated by Elspeth Romilly

This year, I decided to take up painting and I think I'm getting pretty good. I sort of had this idea that maybe I could be an artist when I grow up. I don't know for sure or anything but I thought it can't hurt to practise, in case that is what I want to do.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

2026 elections: polls now open!

It's election time again in Sullivan! Athena Gottlieb has served two terms, so according to Sullivan law, she can't run again. Here are the new candidates.

Monday, 12 July 2010

The Nihill-Rider wedding

Round 27: Spring 2026

Steve Rider is 31 and Olivia Nihill is 29.

It's 4:40am and there are several hours before Steve and Olivia's wedding. Steve is still sound asleep but Olivia is already up and ready to go.

She's not nervous, just excited. And a little inspired. Might as well take advantage of the quiet.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

You say it's your birthday, Spring 2026

Lia and Gordon are now all settled into their new house and have just completed the nursery for baby #3.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

My hero

Round 27: Winter 2026
last update/next update

Claudia Kirby is 25 and Patience Draper and Josie Benton are both 24.
(Rose is 31, Jacob and Rob are both 25 and Troy is 23)

Narrated by Patience Draper

Earlier this month, I went back to Suffolk to attend Rob's graduation from law school. Undergraduates have their ceremonies in the autumn or spring but post-grads have theirs in summer or winter.

Friday, 9 July 2010

The grouch

Round 27: Winter 2026
last update/next update

Joanna and Rose Draper are both 31.
(Ione is 30, Lia, Olivia and Asha are all 29 and Aaron is 23)

Narrated by Rose Draper

Our friend Olivia is getting married soon, so we girls decided to take her out for drinks to celebrate. We were planning on going to the Old Brick to relive our college days but Joanna objected. She's sworn off that place for life after being groped by some oversexed college boy last time we went there.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Download: Wedding Arch Recolours

So in preparing for Olivia's wedding, I realised none of the wedding arch colours available to me were going to work. Instead of posting a WCIF, I figured I'd finally sit down and try to work out this recolouring thing. I find it kind of fiddly and annoying but a simple colour change didn't turn out to be that difficult for me.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Jewels and bullets

Round 27: Winter 2026
last update/next update

Steve Rider is 31 and Olivia Nihill is 29.
(Julian is 76, Caterina is 71, Ione is 30 and Lia is 29)

Narrated by Olivia Nihill

About a week ago, Mum and Julian came over for dinner, which isn't unusual. Mum is over here a lot and when she got together with Julian, she started to bring him with her sometimes.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Blackbird

Round 27: Winter 2026
last update/next update

Eliot Lane is 40, Cordy is 33, Timothy is 6 and Simon and Matthew are both 1.
(Debbie and Linnea are both 66, Luc is 33 and Mitchell is 7).

Narrated by Eliot Lane

I've been feeling almost like a single parent around here lately but sometimes things happen that can't be helped. We just have to cope with it.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

You say it's your birthday, Winter 2026

Lia and Gordon, with their daughters Georgina and Annabel, have just moved into their brand new house on Judy Street, Sullivan.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Lucky

Round 27: Autumn 2026
last update/next update

Gordon Nott is 30, Lia is 29 and Annabel and Georgina are both 2.
(Luc is 33 and Steve is 31)

Narrated by Gordon Nott

I was a little bit nervous when we found out Lia was having twins but Georgina and Annabel are two years old now and so far, fatherhood has been fantastic!

Friday, 2 July 2010

Shooting star

Round 27: Autumn 2026
last update/next update

James Novak is 51, Madelyn is 46 and Connor is 13.
(Naomi is 51, Malcolm is 16 and Charlie is 14)

Narrated by Connor Novak

Every Sunday morning, I get in Dad's car to head off to help him out at the dealership.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

In between days

Round 27: Autumn 2026
last update/next update/Sylvia's next update

Tate Benton is 56, Zelda is 51, Jack and Charlie Benton are both 14 and Sylvia Novak is 4 months old.
(Josie is 24, Julia is 15 and Audrey is 14)

Narrated by Jack Benton

My sister Josie has just started her third year of medical school and she's already hanging out to start her fourth. That's when she'll be an intern and finally get to do something more than follow the other doctors around.