Thursday, 16 June 2011

You say it's your birthday, January 2034

Everett Benton is celebrating his fourth birthday this January!

Everett and his twin sister Grace are both really looking forward to starting pre-school at the end of this month.

Joining Grace and Everett in their pre-school class will be Jacinta Nihill.

About to start an entirely different stage of life is Oliver Gentry (boyfriend of Veronica Moretti), now living in a rental house on campus at Suffolk University. He hasn't chosen a major yet but he's currently looking at political science.

Sharing the rental with Oliver is his twin brother Sebastian. Sebastian has no clue what he'll be majoring in and hasn't really started thinking about it either.

Charlie Benton has finally finished university!

He is graduating with a 3.2 GPA and a bachelor's degree in Drama.

This year, Charlie will continue to live on campus with Camilla and their children. He has found work as a Driver/Operator with the Sullivan Fire Department.

Charlie's brother Jack is our next graduate.

Jack now has a degree in Economics and a 3.8 GPA.

Jack is living in Exeter with his girlfriend Audrey's brother Dominic and his roommate Nathan. He was recently employed at a local corporate firm as a field sales representative.

Audrey Lachance is our third and final graduate!

Audrey earned a 4.0 GPA and now has a degree in Drama.

Audrey is back living with her parents again (she hopes temporarily!) and is working as a backup dancer.

Extra:

Just one!

Awww!


Notes:
  • Short birthdays post this time - next year's will be enormous, so I guess this is the the calm before the storm!
  • Jacinta has inherited her mother's enormous chin! I remember thinking Olivia's looked pretty huge when she was a kid but I think she's gorgeous now, so I'm curious to see what Jacinta will look like as she gets older. She actually looks much more like Olivia than I thought she did.
  • I won't be writing updates for Sebastian and Oliver but you'll see them when and if they show up in my playables' storylines.
  • Yeah, I couldn't cut Jack's hair. It doesn't really scream "business" but I'm just going to pretend his company is pretty lax about that sort of thing. ;)
  • Playable NPCs page is updated, though I still haven't put up a new family portrait for Oliver and Sebastian.
  • Most of you have probably heard of the 10 facts meme but if you haven't, it's fairly simple: share 10 facts about a certain character. I'm never, ever going to have this done for every single Sim but I have been doing these lately. I'm working on a couple more at the moment but you can see 10 facts about Connor and Sophie in their profiles right now. I'll let you guys know here in the Notes if I add any more for other Sims.

25 comments:

  1. I have a huge crush on Jack. Don't you ever cut his hair! :D

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  2. Everett is the mirror image of Charlie, wow! And can I just say that Oliver is quite a cutie :)

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  3. Anonymous, LOL, I'm afraid I might have to answer to all of you Jack fans if I ever did!

    Thanks for reading!

    Apple Valley, yep, Everett does look a LOT like Charlie! He has Camilla's complexion and that's about it.

    I'm quite pleased with the way both Gentry boys have turned out. ;)

    Thanks for reading!

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  4. Wow the Benton twins are Charlie's duplicates for sure.

    I like Jack's hair but I would like to see a nice haircut on him. The grad cap makes me think it's possible to find a nice short haircut for him. Still wispy but shorter.

    I hope we see Oliver and Sebastian more. So cute!

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  5. Aw, they're all so beautiful! All the Benton family is particulary adorable!

    I hadn't heard about the 10 facts about a Sim, but it was really nice to read (specially the one about Connor! So, he's easily irritated?)
    I noticed your profiles have also traits. Though I do keep an eye on your profiles each time I read a story of yours, it didn't strike me before that you have "traits". Where are they coming from? Do we have that in Sims 2?! I totally don't remember!

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  6. Jack's hair should never to be cut lol. I'm a bit sad that I won't get to see Oliver and Sebastian, they are both so cute! Everett really does look just like Charlie! His own little mini-me :)

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  7. LOL I thought I clicked on an old birthday entry where you aged Charlie up! He really did spit those 2 kids out, huh?! Well, we both know that both Everett and Grace will be great looking adults because both Charlie and Josie are great looking adults. I didn’t realize that Grace had “the nose” too. I really like Jacinta’s eyes and I could have sworn she was a lighter shade. Maybe it was just the lighting.

    Oliver is quite the cutie. I like how his style is so different from Sebastian’s. And congrats to the grads! Audrey always looks beautiful and no, you better not cut Jack’s hair! ;) You already broke my heart once by cutting Nick’s lol. But you can still be a professional with whispy hair like his. You should see some of the people who work in my school. Especially some of the professors.

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  8. Happy birthday to everyone, and big congratulations to those who graduated. Looking forward to see what they will be doing now when university is over.

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  9. By the way, cute banner! I forgot to say that yesterday.

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  10. Happy birthday and congratulations to them all!

    I can see so much of Charlie in Everett, maybe that's the hair, but I think Everett looks a lot like his dad!

    I'm a fan of Sebastian, I think he looks great as a YA! I'm a little bit sad they're not joining the college crew you're going to post about, but I'm glad we will still see them around :)

    And yay a new banner!!! I'm always looking forward to these!! It looks great!

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  11. Choco, yep, Grace and Everett both look a lot like Charlie, though I think Grace might be a bit more of a mix.

    Oh, there would definitely be other haircuts that suit Jack. I find it's pretty hard to make him look ugly. ;) But I'm kind of attached to this style at the moment.

    Oliver and Sebastian are both dating playables right now (Sebastian is with Adelaide Sitko), so you'll definitely see them around.

    Thanks for reading!

    Sandy, I love Charlie and Camilla's little family.

    LOL, yeah, Connor is easily irritated! We probably saw more of that when he was with Elspeth as a teenager but he definitely still has that in him.

    No, TS2 doesn't have traits. That's something one of the bloggers (I think it might have been Starr from Apple Valley) started doing with her Sims and I just shamelessly stole her idea. ;) Sometimes the traits are just storytelling and some are inspired by things the Sim actually tends to do a lot in game. But they're all coming from my head. ;)

    Thanks for reading!

    Danielle, ha, definitely no doubts about paternity with Grace and Everett! They are most certainly Bentons. I don't know if there are any Kirby descendants who haven't inherited the nose, Grace included!

    Well, Jacinta is lighter than Ramona. Maybe that's what you were thinking of?

    I broke my own heart cutting Nick's hair! But there's no way he'd be allowed that haircut in the military. The business career would be way more lax. ;) Professors are a different breed entirely, if they're anything like the ones who taught at my university!

    Glad you like the banner. I was inspired by a real life photo, though I had to give up a lot about my original idea to Simmify it!

    Thanks for reading!

    Speechless, you should get to hear from all the graduates fairly soon. Audrey is back with her parents for the meantime and their update is coming soon (and Jack will make an appearance, I'm sure). And Charlie will show up in the university updates the following month. :)

    Thanks for reading!

    Tanja, oh, it's not just the hair! Everett definitely looks a lot like his daddy.

    I really love Sebastian too. I hope he hooks up with a playable permanently, whether it's Adelaide or not.


    Thank for the compliments on the banner. I actually had this one done early - the last few game years, it's been a mad rush at the last minute to get one done!

    Thanks for reading!

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  12. Wow, time is really passing! jack is a real cutie, I agree, love the tousled red hair and blue eyes! Glad you won't cut his hair, LOL!

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  13. Drew, I like Jack and his hair too much at the moment to cut it. ;) Oh, I'm so shallow, lol!

    Thanks for reading!

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  14. Looking at pictures of Everett and Charlie is like a trip down the memory lane. They both look so much like Tate. It's unbelievable. I think Grace is more of a mix although she does look a lot like Camilla.

    I have to say the Gentry boys grew up very nicely indeed :)

    Audrey and Jack look so cute together. Wow, I don't think any of my sims are even close to getting a 4.0 GPA after I've installed the "harder college grades" hack. I'm very impressed with Audrey right now!

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  15. Sari, Charlie would never be able to deny that Everett his son, that's for sure! Grace is definitely more of a mix but to me, it's clear that both her parents are most definitely her parents. :)

    I'm quite a fan of the Gentry boys too. I wasn't expecting that!

    Audrey worked pretty damn hard during university! I don't really know why, because it's not common for Popularity/Family Sims, but she rolled the want to do her term paper every single semester. Jack has exactly the same aspiration as she does but he still took a couple of semesters off from his term papers. ;)

    Thanks for reading!

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  16. Everett and Grace were cuter as toddlers. I have to say I was a little disappointed. Maybe I just don't want them and their adorableness to change?

    Congrats to all the new graduates! Audrey looks adorable as an adult, just like she did at every other life stage. She really is a pretty sim.:)

    Thank you for not cutting Jack's hair. I can't see him wearing any other style.

    Great update!:)

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  17. coolkat2, it would be hard for Grace and Everett to top their adorability as toddlers! But I usually warm up to the kids once I start playing them a little, if I'm a little disappointed at first (which I have been in the past!)

    Audrey looks just like her mother. I don't know if she picked anything up for her dad at all. But she's very, very pretty.

    Jack's hair is remaining as it is just as much for me as for you guys, LOL!

    Thanks for reading!

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  18. Fantastic update! I love the staged University pictures the most. The freckles were adorable as well!

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  19. Seryna, thanks! The staged pics are fun for me, so I tend to do a lot of them. :)

    Thanks for reading!

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  20. I love the detail in every single one of these. So Charlie finally made it out of univ! Jack is adorable (me too...) but I think Sebastian is pretty stunning as well.

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  21. S.B., Charlie is finally a graduate, though he'll be on campus with Camilla for another year yet!

    Jack is my favourite but I do really like Sebastian too. :D

    Thanks for reading!

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  22. Those Gentry boys are very nice looking. Should've known that Oliver was the more clean-cut one, from their high school days.

    I love Jack's hair too, although I'm very strict about my sims matching whatever they're going into, so I would've axed his hair. Good thing he's not in my hood!

    I like that 10 facts thing. My own hood is too new for it though, so I'll keep an eye on yours. :)

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  23. Fini, I love the Gentry boys as well. Sebastian wants to be a rock star, while Oliver wants to go into Intelligence, so you could say their styles are slightly different. ;)

    I say I'm strict about my Sims matching their careers as well but occasionally, I'll bend the rules a little to suit myself.

    The 10 Facts things take me ages to do (and I get the impression other writers kind of pump them out really quickly) but it's a good way to really think about your Sims. I think you could do it with newer Sims as well, because the facts can be any sort of thing you like. They don't all necessarily have to be deep and meaningful - they can just be fun little tidbits as well.

    Thanks for reading!

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  24. Aww, the picture of Jack and Audrey is really cute! I hope they stay together.

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  25. Rachel, me too! So far, so good, eh?

    Thanks for reading!

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