8. Knock on Wood
Once upon a time, many moons ago, we saw the Knights elect a couple of the circle generation to become joint heirs – Twister…
…and elder sister Ladybird.
…They are aided in their task of bringing in the wood generation by Steve Texas.
Who does kind of like Ladybird, even if she pretty much had to stalk him to get to this stage.
Two boys – Pinocchio
and Bread Bin.
Despite all the usual measures such as kids’ TV and music (not enough LTH for fertility treatment), Ladybird gave birth to ONE SINGLE, SOLITARY KID.
His name is Drumstick.
Although Chess died, Shirley still lives and is able to help out with the kids.
We got Ladybird pregnant again just before she could become an elder, and the babies became toddlers. This is Bread Bin.
Coffin – who has her papa’s eyes.
…and Drumstick. Two out of four who’ve picked up some of their father’s colouring is OK, I guess.
Red kitty gen picspam!
We settled on this one
I think he’s Red Dragon. It took so long to play this chapter I am having trouble remembering which child is which, never mind which cat.
The cats’ colourings are quite in keeping with the wood theme.
We found him a mate.
Then Roaring Heights became a big steaming glitchy mess, so we left Steve, Shirley and the non-heir kitties there and moved to Aurora Skies.
Where the kids aged up. This is Bread Bin…
Hmm.. I think Rose Royce is secretly too pretty to be an uglacy cat, but non-elder adoptees are hard to come by.
The final member of this generation is called…
I really like the school rabbithole here.
All a bit white and blonde, though.
I didn’t realise at the time that this was a Scandinavian-style hood, which might not have been my best option for genetic diversity.
OMG why is the game taunting me with all these priceless uglacy specimens?
Age comes to Twister…
…and Billy Bookcase becomes a toddler. Cute but notsomuch into that skin tone.
At least not blonde…
Not bad, but looks like Kevin in the film of We Need to Talk About Kevin so I’d end up afraid of crossbow incidents.
Not bad, but a bit face-bland.
Ladybird got old…
And kittens got born. Their names are:
Code Orange Kids
‘Which one is which?’
Search me, Pinocchio. I had to take screenshots to remember which kid was which, never mind the moggies.
‘So which one am I?’
One of the ones that won’t be heir.
I do like that this hood is quite wood-y given this generation’s theme.
The kids all grew up. Coffin reminds me a bit of Annalise Populous from my WYDC.
Billy Bookcase looks a little traumatised to be in his pants.
Indeed, where the last gen were emo in a grumpy sort of way, this lot seem perennially sad. C’mon Pinocchio, it isn’t that bad.
A smile, perchance, Drumstick?
I’ll take that, Bread Bin, even if I know it’s because you’re not yet wearing wooden garments (I imagine they must be super-comfortable).
Kids looking somewhat possessed…
I still fancy Drumstick for heir, he is the best mix of parents, I think.
‘If I just sit here, will you let me be a child forever and then not have to worry about acidentally getting made heir or anything?’
‘DAMN YOU WORLD’.
So Billy Bookcase is also a teen.
He is cute enough but there are enough white blonde sims in this town, let’s face it.
Speaking of which…
Let’s assemble a bunch of sims and age them up in an not-at-all creepy fashion.
Hi Kevin. stay away from small creatures and sharp objects.
Hello Face One. We won’t be needing your services, but nice of you to attend.
You may be blonde, but you are quite cute, so…
What about you, little androgynous being?
Although if you want to go ahead and add more mixed-race babies to the hood, that’s also good.
Holy crap, what kind of CC accident is that?
It isn’t 2010 any more, you know.
Let’s sort you out with age-appropriate hair and clothing.
We interrupt the formalities of ageing up the kids and pretending the heir isn’t already decided to bring you some cats growing up!
Find out which is heir next chapter as I haven’t decided yet (and there are no suitable mates to adopt anyway).
Bread Bin is so unloved that he was at the Beakers’ house when he had his birthday.
He is a proper, artistic, friendly technophobe who hates the outdoors yet wants to be a master acrobat.
Coffin, meanwhile, has a whole Molly Ringwald vibe going on. She is an adventurous, frugal, genius, loner cat person who wants to be a cat herder. Fingers crossed all those moggies don’t eat her body when she dies alone, eh? She’s also likely to be the recipient of the spare cats seeing as though she wants them.
Pinocchio is childish, never nude, athletic, friendly and a diva who wants to be a vocal legend.
And Drumstick is neurotic, family-oriented, charismatic, hydrophobic and a virtuoso who wants to be surrounded by family.
He’s also (duh) going to be the heir.
So we may as well age up Billy Bookcase.
I think he will fit very well into the Scandi-vibe of this town.
Meanwhile, I’d grown quite fond of Ms Wardrobe Mishap.
Her name is Jennika Wong.
She and Drumstick are pretty into each other already.
With the legacy future secured, Ladybird checked out.
These two got to more romancing…
So we got to do this.
But then this happened.
So more of this ensued.
As did this.
…make babies first and we can discuss weddings later.
Join us next time for swirls and curls gen!