7. Circle of life
We left the Knights with Shirley about to pop out the first member(s) of circle gen, so without further ado, let’s get on with the show!
Welcome to the family Domino…
Chess got old 😦
Now go and make more babies before you die.
Here the triplets are as toddlers – Domino
and Mr Blobby. Sullen bunch, aren’t they?
We managed to get all three of them trained, though, no mean feat on a 13-day lifespan.
Meanwhile, Chess got abducted, just as his mother had before him. Nothing really occurred from it though.
Spinderella died. At the same time…
…as Shirley gave birth and a townie passed on…
…and our new members of the cat uglacy were born:
and a boy I forgot to photograph, whose name is
I know. Exhausting, isn’t it?
Kids aged up – Ladybird.
Domino, rocking a reverse ombre hair there.
And Mr Blobby.
Would it kill any of you kids to crack a smile?
Most emo gen ever.
Not that the littlies are faring much better – Smarties…
…and Bubble Wrap.
‘What did I do to deserve such mardy children?’
No idea Chess, sorry.
These two wanted to woo-hoo again. So… I made it risky…
Afraid so, Bubble Wrap. At least you guys are in no danger of being orphaned too early.
‘Such a pleasing development on my birthday.’
‘New babies can go DIAF.’
SO MUCH HAPPY.
Being teens doesn’t cheer up the older triplets, either.
I am trying to figure out if it’s just the colouring or if Mr Blobby really isn’t that attractive.
Domino, on the other hand, is lovely. But without the make-up and hair, she’s a total Shirley clone.
Ladybird at least seems more of a blend.
Would it kill any of you to smile, just once?
They are all super-emo but I think Domino just takes the prize for the best moody faces.
The cats aged up. China Black…
…and Black Sabbath.
We made China Black the heir (they’re both male, by the way).
Townie watch! No.
Nice colouring but notsomuch with the face.
OMG WHY IS THIS NOT STILL AN UGLACY YOU AMAZING SPECIMEN.
These two are still totally adorable.
Time for Def Leppard to check out…
…and as he ascends…
…we welcome our final baby this gen!
Hello Twister. It’s going to be a pain waiting to see how pretty he is so I’m thinking the heir will come from the first six and if he’s the best looking he can be a joint heir.
After all, time waits for no-one and they’re all getting older. Hula Hoops is a most chirpy teen…
…as is Bubble Wrap, who is not as unattractive as she seems in this shot, she just likes to pout.
Smarties is totally gorgeous, but a bit of a throwback to Zoom genetically.
I normally let babies have a day before ageing them up but time is not on our side so I aged up Twister almost immediately.
We needed to, as the oldest kids are now YAs. Domino is lovely looking when she’s not scowling, but she is a Shirley clone through and through.
Mr Blobby didn’t turn out too badly, but he is a Chess face clone.
Therefore, as a decent mixture of both parents, Ladybird gets to hang around until the next set of triplets age up.
Meanwhile, Smarties got in on some toddler training.
This gen are very studious, always autonomously reading or doing homework.
We tried forever for mates for China Black and none came up. In the end we were forced to adopt an elder female cat and edit her down to an adult in CAS.
Meet Black Lace.
Don’t panic – although Chess and Shirley are at it yet again…
…she’s too old for more kids now.
Oh Smarties, why must you be such a clone?
Difficult to tell how Twister will turn out, but he’s a cute enough kid.
Hula Hoops as an adult – not really feeling it.
Nor am I putting Bubble Wrap in charge of a prettacy.
Smarties is totally gorgeous, but she’s also a total Zoom clone. So instead of being heir, she’s my next entrant in Boolprop’s Next Top Model.
Which means Ladybird is going to have to take her chances at heirdom as she’ll be an elder before Twister ages up and I don’t want to put all the eggs in his basket. As she’s turning into a full-grown adult in this shot, things are “interesting”.
Time for more townie hunting, then. And am I late to the party in not noticing this Sims 4 mural in Roaring Heights?
Perfectly timed throwing the diploma / father passing over shot.
This town is a full-on clone zone. Look at all the sims with default EA faces. I want none of their babies. The pretty girl I saw as a child doesn’t even exist now. Stupid town.
So I sent Ladybird to university in desperation. I hope this mascot isn’t a sign of things to come.
So far, so ho-hum.
Not only is he cute, he’s black, which is a godsend given the Aryan dominated ethnic cleansing programme that is story progression (both EA’s and NRaas’). I am sick of every single hood being a bland sea of white face ones. Hurrah for diversity!
His name is Steve Texas.
And whilst these two are friends, he’s unflirty. Bah. I also learned that pollinating a sim at uni doesn’t work although at least they don’t age there.
Back home and one single, solitary kitten is born.
Called Simply Red. (Insert jokes about ugly gingers here if you must)
Twister’s an OK looking teen but not stunning enough for me to get rid of Ladybird just yet. He’s as cheerful as his siblings.
Shirley got arrested. Grief has made her badass.
So I had to cheat a bit. Ladybird came back from uni at her max adult span and we invited Steve over straight away, but it would take a day for him to get here. I couldn’t pollinate her with his genes until he came to town, so I had to pollinate her with a random townie and then cancel the pregnancy when he turned up. The perils of super-short life spans.
I added him to the household straight away and had him go for a heat of the moment kiss, even though sims always reject these.
Girl is obsessed with him, even if he’s a little less bothered.
He then got electrocuted! I’ve never seen that before.
I didn’t catch them in the act, but they tried for baby in Chess and Shirley’s sex shower. Then Ladybird pranced around nude. So skeevy.
Twister aged up and whilst neither he nor Ladybird are the best looking this gen (I’d say Domino and Smarties) they do both have a great blend of genetics, and I decided they could both make heir – not least as he’s a bit younger so may live long enough for the kids to be teens.
Just in time, as Steve’s ageing up to adult and trying to pretend he shouldn’t be in a prettacy.
MOAR kitties. Four this time – not sure which is which, but their names are:
3 Colours Red
I can’t pollinate men effectively at the moment, not sure why, so I’ll instababy the boys’ offspring. Meet them and the product(s) of Ladybird and Steve’s amour next chapter when we welcome wood generation!