Monday, 30 April 2012


Round 33: March 2038 (Autumn)

(Josh is 24, Sebastian is 22 and Jessica is 18)

Narrated by Veronica Moretti

I’ve just started my senior year and things are so busy for me at the moment.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Getting into university in Sullivan

For the whole time I've been playing Sullivan, I've been using the same system to decide which Sims will and won't be admitted into university. It's a fairly simple system. If a Sim earns 4 scholarships and has the want to go, they go and pay full tuition. If they earn 6 scholarships and have the want, they go and they pay half tuition. If they earn 8 and have the want, they go and tuition is completely waived.

I've been dissatisfied with that for quite a while though. It's not really realistic. In real life, I somehow gained entrance into university without earning any scholarships at all and I'd wager that's true of many of you as well. I wanted a new system but hadn't been motivated enough to develop anything. 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Endless summer

Round 33: February 2038 (Summer)
last update/next update

Miles Jacobson is 35, Matilda is 32 and Phoebe is 6 months old.
(Claudio is 57, Virginia is 46, Amar is 37, Maia is 36, Ethan is 32, Adrienne is 31, Veronica is 21, Alice is 12, Willow is 3, River is 9 months old and Beau is 6 weeks old)
Narrated by Miles Jacobson

Phoebe is six months old now and parenthood has really been a learning curve for me and Matilda.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Stove by a whale

Round 33: February 2038 (Summer)
last update/Declan's next update/next update

Araminta Romilly is 75, Finn and Victoria are 37, Declan is 17, Caitlin is 15 and Keira is 7.
(Jessica is 18, Brendan is 15 and Annabel and Georgina are 14)
Narrated by Caitlin Romilly

This is Declan’s last year of high school and his last year here at home with us and I’m kind of jealous.

Friday, 20 April 2012

In the same room

Round 33: January 2038 (Summer)
last update/next update

Rose and Joanna Draper are 43, Sylvia is 12 and Levi and Will are 6.
(Adam is 83, Lake is 81, Athena is 78, Wade is 48, Simon is 13 and Alice is 12)

Narrated by Joanna Draper

I mostly enjoyed my years of teaching but now that I’m working in natural science, I feel much more at home. Teaching is much more social and being sociable has never been a strength of mine.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Art of almost

Round 33: January 2038 (Summer)
last update/Lauren's next update/next update

Abigail Carmody is 55, Jesse is 53 and Austin and Lauren are 17.
(Nick is 35, Mitchell is 19, Eddie is 18 and Catherine is 4)

Narrated by Jesse Carmody

We started the year on a sad note, when we lost our dog, Gambler.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

You say it's your birthday, January 2038

Round 33: January 2038 (Summer)

Adrienne didn’t do any partying to ring in the new year, which was probably a good move. Her water breaks on New Year’s morning and she and Amar rush to the hospital.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Every day should be a holiday, 2037

Round 33: December 2037 (Summer)

last update + wedding update/next update

Dominic Lachance is 27 and Leslie is 26.
(Jonas is 59, Tatiana is 54, Zane and Chloe are both 26, Audrey is 25, Lucy is 22, Daphne is 6 and Iris is 3)
Narrated by Leslie Lachance

Dominic and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary last month. This Christmas will be our third as a married couple but the first one we’re hosting here at our place.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Gamble everything for love

Round 33: November 2037 (Spring)
last update/next update

Kimberly Carmody is 66, Nick Moretti is 34, Sarah is 32, Thomas is 6, Ryan is 5 and Catherine is 3.
(Susannah is 27, Iris, Francesca and Zac are 3)
Narrated by Sarah Moretti

Nick and Ryan both have their birthdays in November, so we’ve been doing lots of celebrating around here lately.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

You say it's your birthday, November 2037

Round 33: November 2037

Adrienne and Amar have been in their new house for a few months now and it's finally starting to feel like home to them. The house is now all set up, in plenty of time for Baby Hamilton's arrival in January!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Dangerous type

Round 33: October 2037 (Spring)
last update/next update/Justin and Xavier's next update

Evan Moretti is 48, Ione is 41, Justin and Xavier are 16, Aurora and Bianca are 11 and Francesca is 3.
(Finn is 36 and Louisa is 17)
Narrated by Justin Moretti

The topic of college came up over dinner the other night and apparently, Aurora can’t wait for me and Xavier to get out of the house.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Teenage riot, September 2037

Round 33: September 2037 (Spring)

Staff: Kendal Draper (principal) is 61, Julia Gray (teacher) is 28 and Veronica Moretti (student teacher) is 20.
Students: Emma Gottlieb, Tim Lane, Jessica Royce-Nihill and Louisa and Eddie Gentry are 17, Austin and Lauren Carmody, Declan Romilly and Justin and Xavier Moretti are 16, Caitlin Romilly and Brendan Lachance are 14, Annabel and Georgina Nott are 13 and Simon and Matthew Lane are 12.

Veronica is now a junior, so it’s time for her to begin her mandatory two years of student teaching. This year, she’ll be working at Sullivan High School.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Tidying up the side bar

Over the next few days/weeks, you might notice some links in the side bar disappearing. Most of them will be the old CC posts I did a couple of years ago. I haven't updated any of them for well over a year, as I now keep track of everything on Pinterest.

The original posts will still exist here on the blog - they just won't be in the sidebar any more. I'm going to be going through my links from those posts and pinning as much as I can (what still exists - a lot of the links are broken) to my Pinboard.

The link to my Pinterest has been in the sidebar since I created it and I encourage you all to use that if there's a piece of CC you'd like to find and are too shy to ask me about (because I never mind a polite and friendly WCIF ;)). It's much easier than going through a list of links, as there is a picture of each item and it's all categorised by the type of content. Good for just browsing too, as anything new I download, I try to pin it there.

If you'd still prefer to use the original posts, you can find them easily by clicking on the "custom content" label in the sidebar. It's way too much work to continue to update them though, so don't expect to see anything new there!

There's definitely an update coming soon - either tomorrow or the next day. It's a high school update and will take place in two different venues, so I needed just a bit of extra time to put it together. :)