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An Old Family Tradition Part 6

I have another short update for you.




Let's check in with the other two spares. Starting with Billy Mack. Billy Mack rolled knowledge and was able to go to college. I hate playing University. It's too long, so I usually cheat my way through it. This makes for few pictures. Add that Billy Mack is the youngest spare and there really aren't many anyway.

He transitioned into such a nice outfit. *snerk*




Much better.




Once Billy Mack looked a little more respectable, he found two possible love interests. Lisa Copur



And Angel Steele.




He chose Angel, or she chose him. She was a little more stalkery than Lisa.




Things progressed, as they do, and he felt ready to propose to her.




She wasn't quite ready for that level of commitment though.




Billy Mack was upset. He eventually got over it and their relationship didn't suffer much. He won't propose again though.




Finally, he cheated enough finished and moved back to the neighborhood.




And that's when death showed up at the dorm. Billy Mack was the only playable, so I got the messages about being sure I wanted to leave the house empty and haunted for the next residents. It was kind of weird. I'm not sure if that's normal since I've always had a place holder in the dorms when I've left them.




Death made himself at home. I was surprised he didn't order a pizza.




Billy Mack bought a nice little house on the other side of town from the Trailer Park. I figured he got to college, he has a degree, he has opportunity to do better than the rest of his family. Any college graduates will get similar treatment. Notice the grass. Ooooh, Aaaaah!




It's just a simple two bedroom, two bathroom house, probably smaller than the double wide, but I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I used a different method when building this one. Instead of starting with the box, I started with the room layout and attached each room as I planned it out. I think it's a cute little cottage/bungalow.






He invited Angel over and she moved in. I didn't write down her stats, because I won't play them very often. They're not slated to have any kids and I'm serious when I said that Billy Mack will not propose to her again. They're a "modern" kind of couple.




She did get a makeover though.




Moving on to Bobby Sue. She moved into the trailer next door with her mother and the kitchen got a makeover with the funds she brought along.




They are pretty boring. There's the lounging on the couch, the drinking at the bar, and playing chess. That's it. All day long. Every day.








Oh, and the occasional booty call with old Baby Boy himself. Sometimes he just shows up, sometimes Bobby Sue calls him.








He also has bolts with his almost mother-in-law, adding even more squick to a squicky situation.




I left the lot having Bobby Sue make goo goo eyes friends with Blondie (Ramin, I think?) here in an effort to change her "The One" and get Baby Boy off the squick radar.




I also built a new community lot. It's called Bowl-a-Rink Barcade. Again, in my experience, rednecks need a bar, an arcade, a bowling alley and a roller skating rink, so I combined all four into one lot.






Which brings us to the next lot that was added. That's right, Huntin' Land!!! The family had approximately $7500 left after building the double wide, so I added Three Lakes and set out to build them a plot of land where they could waste money hunt. It started out beautiful.




But, it came in around $19,000, so I had to cut some stuff.



Still too high, so I cut more.



Still too high, so I cut more. This is what they ended up with. Hey, at least there's a flushing toilet?




Brandi started showing her pregnancy at the exact moment she was supposed to be getting in the family pick-up for a family outing at the local pool. She ended up staying home, but the rest of the family made it there.




While at the pool, Josie made friends with the Evil Witch and Wyatt made friends with, well, everyone.






Wyatt has been taking pretty good care of himself.




See? Platinum plumbob. :D




Baby Boy and Demi search out the most convenient spot to toss a ball around. *eye roll* I had to put a fenced in area for all the broken appliances. They just don't sell at the garage sales like they do in real life.




Don't remember if it made it into the last update, but the Wankerts now have a pond. Josie wanted to fish, so fish she did. Brandi and Wyatt eventually joined her. Appropriately enough, Josie was the first to catch an actual fish. Then I lost it. It didn't show up in her inventory. But it did show up in Demi's. I'm assuming it was there because she is the technical owner of the family business, a/k/a yearly garage sale.






Josie also brought home Gabriella Nuisance Newson. (Worse than Marsha Breunig, I'm tellin' ya!)




She spent most of the time playing chess with Wyatt, which gave me ideas. Gabriella is gorgeous when she grows up. I'm just not sure I want to pull the entire family out of the bin and play them just to hook Wyatt up with someone. Meh, there's time to decide still.




Bobby Sue keeps coming back to visit. She lets herself in.




Baby Boy finally has Brandi in his panel as "The One", so in an effort to quash whatever squickiness that was left, I had him propose to Brandi while Bobby Sue was there.




No big whoop though. And Brandi did say yes.




Bobby Sue did get very upset about the conditions of the "business" though and complained quite heartily to Wyatt, which...made them best friends?






After which, Wyatt promptly fell asleep in his food. His plumbob isn't platinum anymore. He actually slept there in his food for an entire day. I was getting worried because the rest of his needs were dropping rapidly and I didn't want to lose my first uncontrollable, but eventually he woke up, ate quickly and ran for the bathroom and all was restored to relative normality.




It was time to get the wedding together before Brandi had the baby. In the interim, Baby Boy got promoted to level 5 and this lovely fountain was placed in his inventory for all eternity.




They could afford a wedding arch for this wedding, so one was rented. YAY!




All their friends were invited, and some actually showed up even though they had lower relationship scores.




Oh, look! It's Billy Joe's Prince Charming. :D




The wedding went about as expected.




Including the second baby bump at the end of the ceremony and starving groom.




And inappropriate heart farting galore.




Of course the required punch keg was purchased as well.




It was a roof raiser, so the limo came and they ran off on their honeymoon. I was just glad that Demi and Wyatt were there to look after Josie so she didn't get taken by SoWo.








Soon after their return, it was time for baby.




Everyone was happy at the addition to the family.




And they all welcomed little Virgil, who has his Mother's true hair color and his Daddy's eyes.




Hopefully we'll meet another possible heir in the next update. These two just don't like to get pregnant. :(

Till next time! Thanks for reading!

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docnerd
Oct. 18th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
Awww, no more squickiness between Bobby Sue and Baby Boy?

If you need to wake up someone who's plate-napping without them being controllable, move a TV or radio into the room and turn it on, or call and have something like groceries or a pizza delivered. The doorbell wakes up EVERYONE, and the TV and radio will wake up anyone in the room. That's how I've saved uncontrollables in Asylums from starving to death passed out in their food.
tatdatcm
Oct. 19th, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
I won't fight any unplanned, autonomous, surprise squick, but I'm not going to encourage it.

I never thought about putting the radio in the room. Luckily things worked out okay. Grocery delivery is against the TPC rules. I don't remember about pizza or chinese food. I'll have to look at them again.
rosefyre
Oct. 19th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Pizza is legal, but I think it's the only legal delivery.
rosefyre
Oct. 18th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, I completely cheated my Knowledge Sims through college in this challenge, and didn't play my spares. I was in the mood to just deal with the main house, really, so I decided to not feel guilty about any of that.

...Huh, I've never seen that with Death. I do get messages about being sure I want to send the only sim home, but I've never seen Death just sit around the dorm if no one actually died.

Yeah, Ramin.

I am amused by all the cutting of the hunting land. :P

Yeah, the broken appliances don't sell, which is annoying. Oh well!

*nods* I think it's the business that makes that happen. It definitely happens with gardening - whoever harvests it doesn't matter, it ends up in the inventory of the owner. It wouldn't surprise me if fish is the same.

You could always cheat the Newsons up?

If a teen is sleeping and you don't want them to be, have someone else turn on a stereo in the same room. It will wake them up.

Yay baby!
tatdatcm
Oct. 19th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not feeling guilty at all. I cheated the aging for some of them too, just to keep them in the same time-line area. I usually semi-cheat them through college anyway.

I thought my game was on the verge of imploding. He was there for a while, but then he just up and left. It was strange.

I'd say they'd build the hunting land back up, but so far they are really bad at marrying anyone in with more than $5,000 to their name and they really need that for other stuff.

The appliances drive me crazy! I wouldn't mind an amendment to the rules to allow a sim with less than two mechanical points fix appliances. There's a certain amount of risk involved there, along with a certain lack of intelligence. :)

Still on the fence over Gabriella Newson.

I forgot about the radio, and I have a floor divider in between the kitchen and living room where the radio is. Not to stop noise, only because I like the way they finish off where the tile and carpet meet.

Yay baby indeed! (Finally!)
esmeiolanthe
Oct. 18th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
Sometimes not much happens, and that's OK. :)

That's odd about Death at the dorm -- I've not seen it before. First time for everything, I guess.

Do you have Free Time? Could you maybe just age the Newson kid up, without actually playing the family?
tatdatcm
Oct. 19th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
At least the last play session went fairly quickly. :)

I've never had Death show up at the dorm. The first time I had him show up at a house, I cracked up though because of the snarky little comments that come up in the box.

You can't age up any playables and I guess sim bin sims are considered playable? That's what I assume anyway.
esmeiolanthe
Oct. 19th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
I think you're right -- bin sims count as playables. Darn. You could always plop them in a lot and bust out the SimBlender?

...Or you could find someone else. It's not like there aren't other choices. :P
docnerd
Oct. 20th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
You can turn Bin Sims into Townies with the Townie Tree/Townie Gun from debug mode, without even having to move them into a lot. The hardest part is picking the right name, which shouldn't be a problem with the Newsons, since they don't have the standard Townie names.
katee412
Aug. 27th, 2013 03:13 am (UTC)
I just caught up on this, and squicky as it was, I don't think Bobby Sue and Baby Boy's romance could have even been planned. Very Jerry Springer :)
tatdatcm
Sep. 9th, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
Thanks for reading and bringing my attention back to it. It's been a while, but I've kind of got a hankering to play them again and see where we're at.

*off to re-read the rules and chapters to refresh my memory*
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