Monday, 20 November 2017

Download: Winterlong MA Outerwear

This is something I made for August Goodies at N99 this year (which I think we actually ended up posting in September, due to the Yuku-to-Tapatalk migration) and am only just getting around to sharing here. They're the first clothing recolours I've ever shared!




Thursday, 16 November 2017

Middle of the day

Round 37: April 2045 (Autumn)
last update/next update

Evan Moretti is 56, Ione is 49 and Francesca is 11. 
(Asha is 48, Josh and Elspeth are 31, Louisa is 25, Justin and Xavier are 24, Brendan is 22, Aurora and Bianca are 19 and Gabriel is 18)

Narrated by Ione Moretti


The house is so quiet with just one kid, versus five or even just three. 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

You say it's your birthday, April 2045

Round 37: April 2045 (Autumn)




At the Carmody-Moretti house, the family is adjusting to life with baby Richie.

Richie is the fifth child for Nick and Sarah though, so it’s not as if this isn’t something they’ve all been through many times before!

Monday, 6 November 2017

Extra: Big family portraits!

I take family portraits of my sims all the time but about 10 game years ago, inspired by other simmers, I did a whole bunch of big family portraits. Generally, they are grandparents, their kids and partners and all their grandkids and partners. Or not-yet-grandparents and their grown kids and partners. I've decided to redo them every 10 game years, so I can see how they've changed and rather than throw them in at the end of my regular updates one by one, I thought I'd put them all in one big pic spam post instead!


The Jacobsons
Claudio and Virginia:
          Miles and Matilda:
                    Phoebe
          Alice

Miles and Matilda tried for a baby while I was doing this pic - no dice but I'm not expecting much from them. She's 39 already. 


The Sitkos
David and Kirstin:
          Camilla and Charlie Benton:
                    Everett
                    Grace
                    Eliza
          Lila and Connor Novak:
                     Jonathan
          Adelaide and boyfriend Sebastian Gentry

Monday, 30 October 2017

Movement

Round 37: March 2045 (Autumn)
last update/next update

Annabel and Georgina Nott are both 21.
(Lia is 48, Simon is 20 and Sylvia is 19)


Narrated by Annabel Nott

Georgina and I decided we were done with the dorms at the end of last year, so we’re now renting our own place on campus. 

Monday, 23 October 2017

Catch hell blues

Round 37: March 2045 (Autumn)


Sylvia Draper and Alice Jacobson are 19 and Ruby Lane and Ramona Nihill are 18.
(Simon and Matthew are 20)

Narrated by Ramona Nihill

As soon as I found out there was a newspaper here, I decided I had to write for it. So perfect for a journalism major like me! I’ve spent most of my spare time since then putting together some writing samples to submit to them.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Sway

Round 37: March 2045 (Autumn)


Matthew and Simon Lane are 20, Aurora and Bianca Moretti are 19 and Gabriel Nott is 18. 
(Brendan is 22, Georgina and Annabel are 21 and Ramona is 18)


Narrated by Gabriel Nott


My sisters Georgina and Annabel moved into their own place on campus at around the same time I arrived.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

You say it's your birthday, March 2045

Round 37: March 2045 (Autumn)


Now that James Novak has fulfilled his promise to retire and both are at home full time, Madelyn is at him to take her away on vacation.

James could probably be described as a little cheap and at the moment, he’s not keen on spending that kind of money. 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Sentinel

Round 37: February 2045 (Summer)
last update/next update

Dominic Lachance is 35, Leslie is 34 and Stella and Oscar are 5.
(Tatiana is 62 and Chloe is 34)



Narrated by Leslie Lachance


February has been a big month for our family, with Oscar and Stella starting kindergarten and celebrating their fifth birthdays!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Lot tour: Josh and Elspeth's house

Okay, so here is the requested lot tour of Josh and Elspeth's house. I was sick this week, then busy with work and other things and didn't end up getting a chance to play, so there was no story update on Thursday. I prefer lot tours to be extras rather than in place of story updates but I figure a tour is better than nothing!

Anyway, it's going to be a short one, as it's a pretty small place, really. There is an empty bedroom and an extra bathroom that I haven't shown off. There is also a sizeable backyard but there's nothing in it, so no pics of that either!



Here's the exterior. Normally, I'm pretty good with links but I don't have one for this house! It's from MTS and that's all I can tell you! I'll keep looking and add the link if I find it. 

Thursday, 24 August 2017

You say it's your birthday, February 2045

Round 37: February 2045 (Summer)



Now that Aaron’s mother Madelyn has reached retirement age, his dad James is fulfilling his promise to finally retire for good.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Seven days in the sun

Round 37: January 2045 (Summer)
last update/next update

(Kit is 85, Max is, Zaria is 57, Sophie and Connor are 32 and Oliver is 28)

Narrated by Josh Royce-Nihill

Elspeth’s company, Hubris Games, started off the year by moving into their new offices. She says their building is absolutely amazing.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

You say it's your birthday, January 2045

Round 37: January 2045 (Summer)

last Novak 4 update/next update

Seeing the kids have a few weeks before they go back to school and Ethan has some vacation time saved up, he and Maia have decided to take the family on their first holiday.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Round 36 Summary

I don't know about you guys but this round was kind of a marathon to me! I'm looking forward to next round, which I think will go a lot faster with my new birthdays system. :)

Births: 7 (Colin and Gwen Lachance, Richie Moretti, Penny Whitney, Byron and Noel Collins, Cary Hamilton)

Deaths: 2 (Araminta Romilly, Augustin Novak)

Engagements: 1 (Daniel and Susannah Halmi, Connor and Lila Novak)

Marriages: 4 (Noah and Brigit Gottlieb, Daniel and Susannah Halmi, Oliver and Sophie Gentry, Connor and Lila Novak)

Break-ups: 2 (Eddie Gentry and Caitlin Romilly, Annabel Nott and Landon Charvat)

Graduations: 4 (Declan Romilly, Justin and Xavier Moretti, Lauren Carmody)

New residents: 0

Total population: 88 male, 86 female

Babies: 6
Toddlers: 7
Children: 21
Teens: 18
Adults: 97
Elders: 24

So wow! I think that's a record number of babies for Sullivan and only two people shuffling off this mortal coil for them to replace too. I'm pretty sure the number of weddings is a record too, though one I have hit before. Shall I try for five next round? Just kidding!

I have no one even engaged right now but I can tell you that we will be seeing at least one engagement and subsequent wedding in Sullivan next round. :D

Thursday, 3 August 2017

You say it's your birthday, December 2044

Round 36: December 2044 (Summer)

Shortly before her 24th birthday, Louisa Gentry gets a very exciting phone call. 

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Lot tour: Malcolm and Hope's new house

Okay, so here is the promised lot tour! I meant to have it up yesterday but got caught up with a few other things before I could get it ready. The house is this one from Mod the Sims. 


I didn't change much at all about the exterior - the windows and doors were it, I think. 

Thursday, 27 July 2017

You say it's your birthday, November 2044

Round 36: November 2044 (Spring)


Hope is 24 weeks into her pregnancy and is still feeling physically well. On top of that, she feels like she’s in a better place mentally too.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Nuclear

Round 36: October 2044 (Spring)


(Mitchell is 25, Jessica is 24 and Caitlin is 21)

Narrated by Declan Romilly


I’m living back in Exeter now, rooming with Xavier and Austin. Other than Austin being the messiest and laziest person I’ve ever lived with, it’s all going pretty well. 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

You say it's your birthday, October 2044

Round 36: October 2044 (Spring)

It’s Kirstin Sitko’s 60th birthday and husband David is taking her out to The Claudette to celebrate.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

In clouds

Round 36: September 2044 (Spring)
last update/next update

Rose and Joanna Draper are 49 and Levi and Will are 12. 
(Calvin is 41,  Sylvia is 18, Michael is 13 and Ryan is 12)

Narrated by Joanna Draper


Now that Sylvia is away at college, Levi has converted her bedroom to a home gym.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Lot tour: Hubris Games

I've had Hubris Games (named after Hubris Comics, from the Fallout series) sitting around my hood for more than six months now. I started it, went full bore for a while and then lost steam for months. Last night, I had a sudden flash of motivation and decided to finish it. 

I'm intending this as a career lot for both the Gaming and the Game Development careers, so both Troy and Elspeth will work here. It's inspired by the Life Invader offices in GTA5, as well as various photos I've seen of Facebook and Google offices over the world. I still want to add/fix up a bit of the deco and I may turn the roof into *something* but for all intents and purposes, it's done. 


So here is the exterior. It was originally three storeys but I brought it down to two, because having all that space to fill was part of what made me lose steam with it to begin with. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

You say it's your birthday, September 2044

Round 36: September 2044 (Spring)


Miles and Matilda Jacobson are very happy with just their one daughter, Phoebe but lately, they've both been wondering whether another baby would be such a terrible thing.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Galapogos

Round 36: August 2044 (Winter)
last update/next update

Mitchell Carmody is 25 and Tim Lane and Eddie Gentry are 24. 
(Austin and Lauren are 23 and Caitlin is 21)
Narrated by Mitchell Carmody


Eddie and I feel like we hardly ever see Tim these days.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

You say it's your birthday, August 2044

Round 36: August 2044 (Winter)

This August, Brigit Gottlieb is turning 25! Fortunately for her, her birthday falls after the first semester exams are over and not during, as she had feared.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Next year

Round 36: July 2044 (Winter)

Louisa Gentry is 24 and Justin Moretti is 23. 
(Jairus and Vanessa are 55, Eddie is 24 and Lauren and Xavier are 23)


Narrated by Louisa Gentry


Since graduation, I’ve been working at town hall. It’s not my preference but I had to take anything I could get.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

You say it's your birthday, July 2044

Round 36: July 2044 (Winter)

Caleb has been needing another employee at Delizioso and after hearing that his grandson wanted to earn some money, he quickly hired Thomas.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Porcelain

Round 36: June 2044
Lachance 2 household update

Jonas Lachance is 66, Tatiana is 61 and Edward and Lucy are 29.
(Corbin and Pamela are 59, Dominic and Sam are 34, Leslie and Julia is 33, Chris is 29, Veronica is 27 and Penny is 3 months old)


Narrated by Lucy Lachance


I was already an aunty a few times over to Edward’s siblings’ kids but it seems a little bit more special to finally be an aunty on my side of the family.

Friday, 24 March 2017

You say it's your birthday, June 2044

Round 36: June 2044 (Winter)


Charlotte Lane starts the morning of her 15th birthday with an invigorating dip in the family's pool.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Peaches and cream

Round 36: May 2044 (Autumn)
last update/next update

Trent Kirby is 74, Megan is 72, Claudia and Jacob are 43, Daphne is 13 and Iris is 10. 
(Everett is 14, Keira and Felix are 13, Byron and Noel are 4 months old)

Narrated by Daphne Kirby


Now that I’m older, I often go across the road to help Mum out at the market. I’ll probably get a “real” part-time job when I’m old enough but maybe this will give me some more experience when that time comes. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

You say it's your birthday, May 2044

Round 36: May 2044 (Autumn)


Steve Nihill has earned two promotions in fairly quick succession and wife Olivia thinks that's a pretty good reason to celebrate!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

All hail me

Round 36: Autumn (April 2044)
last update/next update
Gottlieb 1 household profile


Athena Gottlieb is 84, Amelia is 55, Wade is 54 and Michael is 13. 
(Sophie is 31, Oliver is 27, Noah is 26, Brigit is 25, Emma is 24, Thomas is 13 and Ryan is 12)

Narrated by Wade Gottlieb

Over the past months, our family has been focused on Noah and Brigit’s wedding. Now that that’s over with, things are much quieter around here.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Changes for Sullivan

For a while now, I've been a bit bummed about how long it takes me to get through a round. I have a lot of families! If I didn't, I could get through a round a lot faster...but I'm also very attached to most of them.

I can find the time to play but when I have to blog about each family, playing requires a bit more planning and thought. So I've come up with a solution that I hope will work for me. I really want to see my sims progress in their relationships, careers and families and it's not looking incredibly likely for my youngest sims, if I keep going the way I'm going.

This is my plan. Generally, I have two families scheduled per game month. From now on, I will write a full update for one of the families and update on the other in the birthdays updates. Depending on what happens in that family, the birthdays update may be longer or shorter. I will also attempt to make sure the families who aren't getting a full update that round feature in other families' updates, so their own stories can be touched on there too.

My one exception to this new rule of mine will probably be the uni updates. I really love the uni updates and I think so many of my sims really come into their own during that time that I'd miss doing those, if I decided not to.

I was going to just mention this in the next birthdays update but I thought I'd make a dedicated post, just for anyone who is interested in my ramblings on the matter. I'll add a note in birthdays too, just for anyone who normally skips these sorts of posts. :)

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Friday, 20 January 2017

You say it's your birthday, April 2044

Round 36: April 2044 (Autumn)


Last month, the Lachances had some sad news, with Dominic and Leslie losing their baby at seven months’ gestation. This month, the family gets some happy news, as Edward and Lucy head to the hospital for an ultrasound.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Standing on my own again

Round 36: March 2044 (Autumn)


Caitlin Romilly is 21, Georgina and Annabel Nott are 20 and Sylvia Draper and Alice Jacobson are 18. 
(Eddie is 24, Brendan is 21, Simon and Matthew are 19, Aurora and Bianca are 18)

Narrated by Caitlin Romilly



It’s my final year here and I’m starting to think about where I’m actually going to live once I graduate.