27 - Party Fist Pump Yawn

Household Status: 
Liam Messorem - Daddy, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Adilyn Messorem - Mommy, Witch, Young Adult.
Blaze Messorem - Boy #1, Werewolf, Young Adult.
Brylee Messorem - Girl #1, Witch, Young Adult.
Bastian Messorem - Boy #2, Werewolf, Teen.
Bethany Messorem - Girl #2, Werewolf, Teen.
Bentley Messorem - Boy #3, Werewolf, Teen.
Benny Messorem - Boy #4, Witch, Teen.
Belle Messorem - Girl #3, Werewolf, Teen.
Brielle Messorem - Girl #4, Witch, Child.
Briony Messorem - Girl #5, Witch, Child.
Bianca Messorem - Girl #6, Werewolf, Child.
Beona Messorem - Girl #7, Werewolf, Child.
Brighton Messorem - Boy #5, Witch, Toddler.
Brett Messorem - Boy #6, Werewolf, Toddler.
Brooke Messorem - Bad Apple Girl #8, Werewolf, Burrito.

So picking up where we left off, this chapter is very busy!

Bethany is preparing to age up - she also got a tan! - thus showing all her worldly goods and...

Sold them for a large chunk of change.

The boys were hard at work with their painting!

Bentley completed his LTW of Illustrious Author! The triplets are officially all move-out ready as soon as their YA portraits are done!

The littlest twins, Brighton and Brett, have been working on their xylophone skills!

You can't quite see it, but I started laughing because I KNOW the picture Bastian is painting and before you ask or assume I'll go ahead and spoil it -
it's another girl.
I have a painting replacer mod in, you see. I got it a long while ago, but (much to my chagrin) soon discovered it had TWILIGHT pictures in it which I'm extremely, EXTREMELY not a fan of. This lead to my first-ever modding project (snorts - look how far I am now... I can create and edit CC with ease, but back then this was a big deal of importance!) of taking OUT those images and replacing them.
There were 3 pictures I replaced - the 3 Twilight ones with 3 Dragon Age ones. You've seen one of them - Bentley did it. This one is another one - a Morrigan one - this one:

Because Morrigan is badass and I love her.
Anywho, so I'm still laughing because OF COURSE Bastian would paint that one.

Here's all the lady/hearts pictures he's painted.
Lol, poor, lovesick boy.

Messorem Siblings to the rescue! Brylee enlists help of Briony to harvest some plants.

Daddy Liam loves on Bad Apple Brooke.

Bethany has a wish to increase her logic skill by a point, and Liam returns to working on his new LTW:

With the triplets ready for age-up, I've mostly let them do whatever. Bastian is constantly drawn to the babies, as is Bentley, but today Bastian helps get them ready for dinner and then for bed!

Nose-boop! Nose-boop! So freaking cute!

Meanwhile outside an intense game of twin V twin gnubb is conspiring. Briony and Brielle versus Bianca and Beona.

Beona and Bianca victory!

Bentley finishes this GORGEOUS painting and I stare at it in awe for a little longer than necessary.
Tonight Brielle and Briony age up to teens... and here's where my stroke of bad luck happened.
Pictures are... hopefully not as sparse as I think they are, but the SHORT version of this story is: Briony refused to age up, and I had to reload six times and super fiddle with shit to get it to work.
The long story of it is...
eh who has time for the long story?
Basically I tried a lot of different things and eventually just saved her to the bin, reset her (giving her pudding face age-up) and then used Edit in CAS to get her normal genetics back.
POINT IS it's going to take a LOT MORE to wreck my challenges, game! Is this the best you've got?! (shakes cane in anger at sky)

Blaze got himself a promotion, we're slowly making our way there. Just a few more days of work should do it and he and Brylee are out of the house!

So I think... this is Briony? Lol this is one of the many attempts to age her up. This MAY be the successful one? I think? I can't remember. Have a picture of Briony in Face 1 though! Due to this, it skipped to Brielle and she went first.

And then finally Briony aged up!

So this was done differently (a wee bit) from how I normally do age-ups, because for the first time in a long time I got super excited about making-over a sim. Here's Briony, Face 1:

Her eyes are supposed to be BLUE too; way to go game! Anyways, after applying her genetics to this I did a nice little makeover for her. Briony gained the Lucky trait, which works well for her LTW to be a Chess Master.

I'm unsure if it's obvious or not, but I've leaned on a sort of Alice In Wonderland theme for Briony. I have no idea why but it struck me for her as a toddler, so she keeps a sort of Alice look about her. While I had fun with her dress, the REAL fun came from Brielle!
Brielle aged up and gained the Athletic trait, which pairs up well with her LTW: Master Acrobat. I went... just a WEE bit crazy on her outfits.

It was a lot of fun, nonetheless, to do her makeover. I can't wait to see her as an adult!

Liam and Adilyn decided to test out the new All-In-One I bought for outside for Brylee. That's not awkward at all...

Blaze had an opportunity to bring Frances some good quality veggies.

Liam and Adilyn were back to doing what they do best - though it's been a while! I owe them a great date night... eventually...

Liam and Adilyn finally started rolling in the wishes for the teens, so each of them wanted to sign them up for after school activities, so they each got to do one teen.

They then went back to their respective corners of the house.
The next day dawned some some unpleasant news.

The first drop.

Blaze continues to extend his helpfulness by cooking and baby-tending.

Liam is hard at work gaining levels left and right.

Another one bites the dust...

Bianca takes a stab at painting!

Annnnnnd another one bites the dust!


Ok I'm done.
I think.
Bastian had a wish to call and invite Frances over, so I allowed that.

Plus I like taking pictures of her.

These girls are kicking butt and taking names.

I've started using the TV method to solve friendships and conversational wants for multiple people. Works like a charm.

Brielle had a wish to become BFFs with Briony. She then immediately rolled a wish to be mean to her, lol! This family is hot and cold all day today!
Both Beth and Benny rolled wishes to prank the school, which has NEVER worked well before but I always answer the wish when it calls.

Just as I expected. Benny came home in a police car.

Beth, however, was the first Messorem to actually SUCCEED.
She's going places, ladies and gents. Many places.
And jail isn't one of them!

Brylee is still kicking butt in the garden!

...and with parenting?
Benny: Ah shucks.

Brylee: I'm just shitting you bro, you did your best.

The girls took to painting in the bedroom.

Liam is at level 9 of the Athletic skill - so close to his next LTW.

Everyone wanted to play Gnubb that night, so I began cycling the kids out as I filled other wishes. It makes for a good placeholder action as I decide what to do with my kiddos.

Lol, poor Blaze went to work and is now walking home all alone.
Speaking of work, Brylee got called into her part time job and I realized she had plenty of time to fix up the garden and she was set to leave fairly soon, so I went ahead and canceled her going into her shift in favor of her signing up for the Medical career which was immediately boosted...

To level 6. Hot damn.

Brielle is GORGEOUS and I love watching her chat with her baby brother Brighton.

Briony, on the other hand, is calling over chess opponents to work on her LTW.
Cause what could possibly go wrong with inviting strangers over to our already-overflowing house?

Oh look, another picture of Liam on the treadmill.
*Another witty remark about how close he is to his LTW*
Moving right along...

Brooke is even more boring than the rest of the kids - I can't even check her stats (or at least, choose not to) so I just occasionally send Adilyn, one of the kids or Liam to do a round of baby things and just shove her back in the crib to incubate a little longer.

The gnubb game is on and active! Look at Benny over there - it's 2 to 1 and he's winning by a MILE!

Beth got another check in from her hauls he sent off the previous day.

One step in the right direction!

Bastian is forever loyal to Frances.

I see SO much of Liam in those pictures of him. I used to think he was more Adilyn, but now I definitely see his father.

Brielle came to take on Beth and Bentley and Bentley's belief in winning is very notable:

Bentley: Oh god why do we suck so bad?

Halfway to Adilyn's LTW now!

One step closer to Blaze's!

Birthdays for the triplets! Bethany went first!

She gained the Brave trait. Pardon the outfits, but I get really lackluster about it when the kids hit YA. I've got them put up on the Baby Page for download.

Next up was Bastian!

He gained the Born Salesman trait!

Finally was Bentley. The whole house was on fire at this point with notifications, but I'll just do the age-ups first and get into the notifs after.

He gained the Green Thumb trait!

So with those birthdays done... let's rewind and take a look at what happened AFTER the birthdays started up!

As expected, Bastian insta-completed his LTW.

Liam maxed the athletic skill and then completed HIS LTW.

and Blaze demonstrates here what a party fist-pump turns into when one is tired - a party-fist-pump-yawn.
So that did it in for the chaos (for now).

The house compiled together to work on portraits now of the triplets so they can move out! Adilyn did Bastian. Bastian did Bentley. Bentley did Bethany. Win-Win-Win!

1 comment:

  1. OMG, all the kids are so beautiful. Though I think Ms Lilac is my favourite. Something about the black/lilac combination is so enchanting. And I love what you did with her outfits, she's going to make a great Acrobat! That is a reasonably quick LTW as well - don't let her skill up athletic until she gets the job (though I'm sure you already know that). Kind of makes me want to go back and get all the kids easy LTWs to fill... though I'm so close to the end! At least of the birthing part, still gotta get em all up to YA.

    Well done on fixing Briony, I hate it when that happens. But yeah, we know how to fix *all* the bugs, not going to stop the challenge!