Friday, 31 August 2012

Teenage riot, July 2039

Round 34: July 2039 (Winter)
Principal: Kendal Draper is 63.
Teachers: Julia Gray is 28 and Veronica Moretti is 22.
Students: Brendan Lachance and Caitlin Romilly are 16, Annabel and Georgina Nott are 15, Matthew and Simon Lane are 14, Sylvia Draper, Alice Jacobson and Aurora and Bianca Moretti are 13 and Ramona Nihill, Ruby Lane and Gabriel Nott are 12.

Narrated by Caitlin Romilly

I’m in Grade 11 this year and I’ve promised Dad that I will really knuckle down and work hard. I still don’t know what I want to do when I’m older but I know I’ll have more options available if I go to college.

I’ve been getting straight As all year, so I’m definitely on the right track. Or so my teachers say, anyway.

Resolving things with Brendan and Georgina has helped my focus too.

It’s not the same between us yet, but I hope that one day it will be.

Georgina was the one who made the first move to fix things between us.

I really wasn’t sure whether I wanted to forgive her at first but I decided I was done being angry all the time.

It wasn’t making me any happier and I missed hanging around with her.

I’ve always been closer with Annabel but I didn’t realise how much I appreciated Georgina until I stopped talking to her.

It’s still a bit awkward, because Georgina and Brendan are officially dating now.

They don’t rub it in my face or anything but going to the same school and I’m bound to see things I don’t want to see sometimes.

It hurt more to see them together in the beginning than it does now but it still sucks sometimes to be around Brendan knowing that he doesn’t like me in that way any more.

There are times when I think I might still have feelings for Brendan. Sometimes I just want him to kiss me, or look at me the same way he did when we were together.

But most of the time, I think I just miss having a boyfriend in general. It seems like everyone has one but me.

Annabel is dating Simon Lane and he’s about all we hear about these days, whether we want to or not.

I’m happy for her but it gets a little much sometimes. Simon is pretty popular among the girls in our school, so Annabel is quite thrilled to be dating him.

I don’t really understand what everyone sees in him, myself.

He's cute and everything but he’d probably be cuter if he didn’t so obviously know it.

I’m just not into guys who are that full of themselves.

Among the female population of this school though, I seem to be alone in that.

Annabel really likes Simon though and so far, he hasn’t been a jerk to her or anything. So I’m okay with him.

His twin brother Matthew is dating my cousin Aurora. I’m not that much older than her but I still find it hard to believe she’s old enough for a boyfriend!

Matthew is really different from Simon though. He’s very shy and studious, like Aurora, so they seem like they’re a good match.

My other cousin, Bianca, hasn’t been interested in boys much up until now but she’s getting a little bit flirty with Gabriel of late.

Annabel thinks it’s pretty hilarious that anyone would want to flirt with her dorky little brother!

She’s so mean to that poor kid sometimes!

But then, I sometimes find it hard to believe anyone would want to date my dorky older brother, so I can see where she’s coming from.

Annabel wants to find me a boyfriend, so we can share girly talk about them together.

She says she’s making it “her mission” to set me up with an awesome guy.

There really aren’t any available awesome guys though. There’s somewhat of an imbalance between boys and girls at our school and it's seriously slim pickings.

I’m not holding my breath for any romance to come along for me before I get to college.

I bet there are heaps of amazing guys on campus! Reason enough to keep working at getting into college, not that I’m going to reveal that to my parents!

Notes:
  • I was always planning to let Caitlin lead this, with the whole Brendan and Georgina thing, and I don't think she's angry any more. She'd lost the furious state she had with both of them. I don't see her as the vindictive or grudge-holding type, so I'm glad she acted the way I expected she might.
  • I do think she still holds a candle for Brendan though. :( She rolled a few romantic wants for him, as well as some generic romantic wants. I'm hoping if I can focus her attention on another boy (and yeah, probably not till college!), she'll move on from Brendan.
  • Caitlin is literally the only girl at school, bar his cousin Ruby, who has absolutely zero chemistry with Simon. The other girls all fawn over him but Caitlin could not care less about him.
  • I had a feeling I wouldn't be able to keep Bianca and Gabriel away from each other. ;) I noticed they had three bolts when I played the Moretti house earlier this round, which surprised me. I'm always surprised to see three bolt couples when I haven't even adjusted turn-ons but the other reason I was surprised is that I was absolutely positive Gabriel was gay! I had it written down in his profile and everything. I was going to see if he and Tim had any chemistry when Gabriel got a little (a lot!) older. But nope. Gabriel likes girls! He and Bianca are very sweet, so that's okay with me.

22 comments:

  1. Aww I'm sure Caitlin will get over Brendan pretty soon. Its not too long until she goes to college and then there will be plenty of yummy guys for her. Haha.I'm just glad that they are all friends again even if it is a bit awkward.
    I had to laugh at all the girls reactions to Simon. I guess Annabel is extra proud that she is the one that got him. Its funny when that kind of thing happens because it totally fits his image and the type of guy he is. He reminds me a lot of Luc.
    I absolutely adore Aurora and Matthew. They just seem like the kind of couple that can last forever. I'm not sure why. Bianca and Gabriel are pretty sweet too. I guess that made Gabriel change his mind about being gay :)
    It's always fun to see the teenagers all in one place together. It's where all the drama happens!

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    1. I hope Caitlin can get over Brendan before she gets to college though. Makes me sad to see sims pining over their exes...especially when the ex is exhibiting zero interest in them! Poor Caitlin. But there are indeed lots of good looking guys on campus. ;)

      Simon was the one who started pursuing Annabel but she seems pretty into him now. I think the fact that he's so popular but he did all the chasing with her is appealing. There are definite similarities between Simon and Luc. Tim looks more like Luc but it's Simon who is the most like him in personality.

      Aurora and Bianca are both pretty cute with their little boyfriends. Well, Gabriel's not Bianca's boyfriend yet but I imagine they're heading that way. We'll have to see what Lia thinks about it. ;) Bianca being her best friend's son, she'll probably be fine with it.

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  2. You adjust your Sims' wants? I never do that - I usually let them "choose" their partners on their own, unless I find it practical for their lifetime wants, for instance when two Sims both want to graduate three children from college or raise 20 puppies or kittens :-)
    And don't you just love it to see three bolts in their relationship panels!
    Love the way you have written this update, it sounds so credibly coming from a teenager who is still coming to terms with a lost love.

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    1. No, no, I don't even know how to adjust wants, short of rerolling. I adjust turn-ons and turn-offs, so that they better match the sim they're currently with. It makes sense to me in real world terms, so I don't feel cheaty doing it. You might not be crazy about blondes but if you happen to fall in love with one, it might start seeming more attractive to you (or less attractive to you if you have a nasty break-up!)

      Glad it all sounds realistic enough to you! I'm getting further and further away from my own teenage years. ;)

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  3. I love surprise 3 bolt couples! That's how you know it's meant to be. ;)

    I'm so glad things are sort of fixed between these kids now. I'm sure it makes life easier for everyone. I am sad that Caitlin is still kind of in like when Brendan though. I really hope she meets an awesome guy in college!

    How funny that Gabriel surprised you! I'm always on the lookout for that, because I have SP and it randomizes sexual orientation. As much fun as it would have been to seen Gabriel seeking out Tim, I'm kind of glad he's flirting it up with Bianca!

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    1. That's my philosophy too! I'm always so excited to find three-bolters.

      Seeing all these kids are pretty nice, I didn't see it dragging on for as long as the drama between Elspeth/Lila/Josh did. They would want to set things right and make up, even Caitlin who was the "wronged" party. I hope she finds someone else too. Actually, I have an idea for her but I have to see if they have chemistry. :)

      Gabriel was probably my biggest surprise ever! But looking at my lack of boys in this age group, it's definitely for the best. It would have been a very inconvenient time for me to have a gay boy in the mix! And he and Bianca are very sweet together.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  4. Glad the girls are friends again and she's right, the pickings are slim. It reminds me of an engineering quip out women in engineering, the odds are good (in terms of male-female ratio) but the goods are odd :)

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    1. LOL, I remember my Year 12 English teacher saying something along those lines once! In our last few days of class, she told us to stay away from the Engineering boys if we were headed to uni, lol. Her daughter studied Engineering at university (and married one of her classmates), so she knew what she was talking about, I guess!

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  5. Oh Caitlin, how I feel your pain lol. I am the only single among my friends at the moment :). I'm glad the girls patched things up, no boy is worth a friendship! I'm sure Caitlin will find a positively awesome fellow once she heads off to uni. And I'm with the other girls, Simon is so cute! Though I have a thing for guys with guitars :).

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    1. Being the only single is not too fun, probably doubly so when your ex is now dating one of your friends (an experience I'm happy to say I haven't been through!) I'm glad they all patched things up though - it was making me sad! Caitlin is a great girl, so she'll definitely find someone awesome one day.

      I don't think you're alone with guys and guitars! There's something about them. ;)

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  6. I'm glas this are kind of back to normal again between Caitlin and Georgina. Although I think it miht take some more time. I kind of feel sad for Caitlin, but wasn't she the one who broke up with Brendan? Anyway it can never be nice to see one of your friends with your ex-boyfriend, who you kind of have still feelings for.

    So Bianca and Gabriel have 3 bolts? I'm always happy when my sims have 2 bolts, not a lot of them have actually 3 bolts. I can't wait to see more of these 2 and if and how they are going to make it work :)

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    1. Yes, it will probably take a little more time until things are completely back to normal. To answer your question though, no, Brendan was the one who ended the relationship. Caitlin was the one who was dumped. :(

      Bianca and Gabriel have 3 bolts, unadjusted. It's pretty sweet. I think most of my couples actually have three bolts but I do change their turn ons so they're as attracted to each other as possible. But anyway, we'll see more of them in Gabriel's update, I think.

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  7. Caitlin is too adorable.I'm glad she was able to reconcile with Georgina.I wasn't too familiar with what happened but I could tell that it had something to do with Brendan.I guessed Caitlin used to date Brendan and then I checked her profile to confirm.I hope she finds someone else, even if she has to wait to college.Although, she is fine with Brendan dating Georgina, I think it would definitely help if she had a boyfriend.Is Brendan more attracted to Georgina and that is why he and Caitlin broke up?

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    1. Caitlin is probably my most adorable sim, lol. I love her. And eek, I've fallen out of the habit of linking to previous relevant updates, so I'll have to start doing that again. But basically, Brendan broke up with Caitlin very suddenly and she was left blind-sided by it. A few months later, Brendan flirted with Georgina in front of Caitlin. She was still in love with him, so she was furious at the both of them.

      The reason he and Caitlin broke up was sort of prompted by an ROS. Brendan got an ROS to change his aspiration, which happened to coincide with his grandfather's death. He seemed to be withdrawing a bit, so I had him break up with Caitlin as well. I actually can't remember which girl he's more attracted to!

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  8. Oh! Annabel snagged Simon! Woo! I know all the girls are jealous of her and I’m glad he’s not being a jerk to her. He’s going to have to answer to Caitlin if he ever was! Too funny that Caitlin is the only girl not falling head over heels for him. I was a little like her when I was in high school. All the guys the girls fawned over I was like “meh”.

    I’m glad Caitlin isn’t angry with Georgina and Brendan anymore. That’s so sweet but heartbreaking that she still rolls romantic wants for him. It’s too bad that she’ll have to wait until college for her to find another guy to help her get over him.

    Very cool that Gabriel and Bianca are so hot for each other already! I still see him as a little boy, though! So weird to see him flirting lol.

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    1. Ha, she did! And can't you just imagine Lia loving Simon? I'm looking forward to having him "meet the parents"! I'm glad of all the girls to not have chemistry with Simon, it was Caitlin. She just seems like the type to not go along with the crowd!

      It is a bit of a bummer there are no boys around for Caitlin but it's kind of exciting to think of her starting college with a clean slate. I have an idea of who she might end up with ultimately but I think I might let her date around a little first. And I have no idea who she might choose for that!

      I know, I would never have directed Gabriel to flirt, even if he'd rolled the want, because he really is so young still. But he and Bianca started doing that themselves and I figured it must mean something, because they're both relatively shy. They're really cute but I'm making them keep it innocent for now! No making out!

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  9. It's nice to hear from Caitlin. I'm glad she's no longer mad at Georgina and Brendan, but I hope she enjoys her freedom and doesn't mope over him the whole time. I'm very curious as to who you're planning on setting her up with, because I have no clue.
    I can't believe Aurora is dating someone! And that Gabriel is old enough to flirt with anyone. He'd better keep it kosher with Bianca though, because I know if word of anything off gets back to her parents, they're both going on lockdown.

    And BTW: Don't ask why I was going back, but I noticed that this update (http://sullivansims.blogspot.com/2011/09/plush.html) didn't have a link to Josh's next update. For others who might happen to be following Josh, this could get annoying.

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    1. Heh, Caitlin's possible future paramour will remain a secret until they get together! If they get together! I'm trying not to get myself too hung up on the idea of them as a couple, because they may not work well together at all.

      Gabriel is a pretty good kid, so he will hopefully behave himself with Bianca. He is easily led astray though, so that will all depend on Bianca behaving herself too! Both sets of parents will be watching them like hawks.

      Thanks for the tip on the missing next update link - it should be fixed now. There are a few of those floating around! I try to fix them when I notice them, though I obviously don't get them all. I appreciate you pointing it out to me. :)

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  10. Stinks she has no one else to date. Surprised to see that here in Sullivan! I have this issue regularly so at least its not common for you. Caitlyn is adorable and I'm so glad that shes forgiving Georgina and brendan, I always assumed/hoped she would at some point. I cant believe all the cute couples! So many new ones and with the younger crowd too. Looking forward to more stories from them as times moves forward.

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    1. Ha, it's been a while since I've had such an imbalance, I think but I've definitely had plenty of experiences with this kind of thing before! Lucky for Caitlin, she has only one more play session before she heads off to college anyway. ;)

      I really didn't see Caitlin holding a grudge against Georgina and Brendan forever, especially seeing it left her rather isolated at school. That would be motivation enough to sort things out!

      LOL, my teens never want to wait long to sort themselves into couples and school is the hardest place to stop it happening, with so many of them on the lot at the same time! There'll be plenty more to come from the younger couples in future updates though, I'm sure. :)

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  11. Poor Caitlin--I'm glad she's no longer mad about the situation, but it's still sad that she has no one until college.

    So many couples! Is it just me, or are there lots of young couples in this round?

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    1. It's kind of disappointing for Caitlin too. ;) But I don't see her as the type to date just for the sake of it. I think she'll be keeping her eyes open for the right guy (ha, not Simon!)

      And no, it's not just you! My younger kids are pairing up fast, it seems. If I had more boys, I'm sure I would have had even more new couples this round.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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