This, dear reader, is how Alt and Cleve spend the majority of their first week home. Desperate for money as Cleve tries to build his creativity points up before the vacation perk wears off and Alt tries to get the points necessary for the promotion they so desperately need, thanks to Cleve getting knocked up and them being broke.
Welcome back to the Lifestyle Around The World Legacy! Just as a refresher, I’m following the Board Game Challenge rules by @simppl_life for this legacy, found here: http://simppl-life.livejournal.com/19266.h
Last we left Alt and Cleve, they’d just returned from their one day honeymoon on Twikki Island and Cleve here was pregnant courtesy of said honeymoon. He seemed surprised, oddly enough.
"Am not, I know exactly how I got this way. But do you see these awful pajamas? Get me to the dresser, quick!"
Cleve is a bit of a fashion whore.
Like a boss, Alt comes home with a promotion and lots of monies for fashion and bb supplies. Yes! He's a good baby daddy.
Poor Cleve is having a tough pregnancy. It took him about a dozen faceplants to finish that sandwich. *sigh*
"You know, when we said we wanted equality, this wasn't on the list of demands. Can't we just adopt from some third world country like every other self-respecting gay celebrity?"
Nope! Blood babies only! :D Also, you're not a celebrity, you delusional loon. Maybe 25 people read the last update, so take it down a notch, huh?
Luckily it goes quick and the baby is coming! Alt is not at all fazed by Cleve’s drama queen act. Maybe next time Alt can be the one squeezing out a kidtart.
As I said in my first update, this legacy is based around Alt’s desire to have his family and descendants travel to places he’s never been so all of the born in game sims will have place names. For our first born, meet Twikki, a blonde haired, black eyed girl named after the one and only place Alt will ever get to go – and also the place where she was conceived. Also….misspelled, as I see now. Oh boy. Well whatevs lol. Welcome to the Legacy, kid. A misspelled name is the least of your problems, I assure you.
To pay the 1000 simolean penalty for having a child, Alt buys this Bella portrait and then sticks it in his inventory where they won’t benefit from it at all, not even environment boosting.
Also, wtf that this pic is so expensive. It looks like some lame Instagram Myspace angle selfie that is then run through Photoshop by an overzealous tween.
With very little money left, Twikki gets a 3x3 room that’s currently all in pink because I’m a tool and forgot Gen 2 is Light Blue, so midway through you’ll see it changes to blue. Sorry!
Oh god I hate chance cards. Since he can never have another job, I’m praying he doesn’t get fired because who knows how long it will take for Law to come back up in the paper. *fingers crossed, rolls dice, and hits Sue*
YAY! Promotion and bonus!
Also because it’s so early, I was able to send Alt back off to work. He doesn’t have the skills for another promotion, but he can get another day’s pay.
Oh! Twikki is aging up! I must have missed the popup and Cleve decided to do it himself, proving he's good for more than looking pretty and squeezing babies out of his arsehole.
Oh dear. That is an unfortunate face, child. Um…let’s see what the mirror can do with you.
Cute! Nothing a few freckles and a cute hairstyle can’t fix. The skintone is absurdly pale but there’s no changing that so it is what it is. I think she ended up cute.
“Of course she’s cute! Look at her, she’s an adorable little smidge!”
He’s protective, I see. Ok, ok, she’s absolutely adorable.
And of course they decide, as do all my Sims, that the best way to celebrate a child aging up is to boink and try to breed more. Guys I swear, don’t you dare. Do you hear me? No more right now!
Why do I even bother to speak?
No lullaby though, thank god, so I sent Cleve downtown to meet a bunch of people he can then call and make friends with for Alt’s rise up the corporate ladder. Why top tier lawyers care if he knows the town’s wicked witch is beyond me, but okie dokie, Eaxis.
Well now, this can’t be good. There are two of him. They have different names so I don’t know if that means it’s okay or if it’s still a sign of problems. Whatever the case, he’s hot and Cleve meets them both so maybe one of them will be a match for our heir. I'd love some little ginger baby heirs and spares running around.
And this is how they spend the next few days. Skill/chat, skill/chat. They’re a good team to get Alt the promotions he needs.
And still love each other to bits, too.
"Cleve. Cleve. Babe. I made you a grilled chee! Cleve. Lookit."
“I made you a grilled chee, but I eated it.”
Oh, Alt. Well, there’s a whole other plate full on the counter, I’m sure your husband will forgive you.
Twikki is getting taught to walk. I rarely get all the toddler skills but like to get at least one or two. Walking and maybe potty training for our little island girl.
Ohhhh no no no no. Crapsticks. *rolls dice and hits Damages*
Alt doesn’t even seem to care. He’s too busy enjoying the welcome home from his Smidge. Financial success? Pssh. Meaningless when compared to a bb cuddle. :)
Oh, look, aging up time. Thanks a lot, Dude Who Doesn’t Live Here, for standing right in my shot and making me have to photo your ass. I appreciate it. :/
Still slightly unfortunate, but not bad. She got a cute personality, which counts a lot for me.
So, Smidge here is just standing around, painting in her bathrobe. Nothing untoward, right?
Except she totally just ditched her first day of school! Get your butt out of here, young lady. I wish there was an option Cleve could walk her to school. They don’t have a car yet so he couldn’t drive her. Well, be safe, kiddo.
It’s here that I realize – oh wait, Alt’s LTW is to grad 3 kids from college. I haven’t even been trying to get them knocked up. They’ve tried a couple of times on their own with no luck, but if this isn’t going to be the world’s longest generation I better get going on the other 2 babies.
Smidge is super friendly. And super happy. She comes home from school with her fun barely lowered, she makes friends within ten minutes of the townie children stepping on the lot and homework doesn’t make a dent in her fun bar hardly at all. I love this kid.
See her bar? That’s post homework. Her bar wasn’t completely full when she started, either.
She's a bit of a nerd, but oh well. Get down with your brainy self, bb.
She gets A-pluses on her third day being alive, too. I had no idea that was even possible. Maybe because my Sims usually fight doing their homework so much they barely manage to not get taken by CPS.
LOL, I’m sorry but she’s so cute. She did this butt-wiggly thing I’ve never noticed is a part of the a-plus dance. Maybe because I fast forward a lot.
In the interest of fulfilling Alt’s LTW, sex. Ah, the sacrifices the boys make, right? Two tries later, Cleve is preggo again.
So proud of himself. As he should be since there’s about to be another penalty painting added to Alt’s inventory. But between Alt getting hella promotions and Cleve now maxed on creativity and painting his ass off – since per the rules first gen spouse is not allowed to work – they’ve raked in about 25k so far. Which is good, they’ll need it because between this gen and the next, they have to move houses.
A quick pause to explain how I’m doing that. Four times in 8 generations, the Lifestyle family will have to move. There are 4 sides to the board. My plan is to have them move ‘up in the world’ every time they move. This first move they will go from the low purple properties to the light blue properties on the same side. So they need a *slightly* better house. Then next time they move they’ll be going from the poverty side to the lower class side amongst the magenta and light tan properties, so they need something a bit better than the last. Then they’ll move up to the middle class section of the red and yellows and need something eve better and finally by the last two gens they’ll be on the greens and blues and need a mansion. So every two generations needs to really up the income because they will need a bigger and better house every time they move.
Now, back to the update!
Baby number two! Poor Cleve is all alone when he goes into labor, as Alt is at work and Smidge is at school.
No worries, he pulls through and it’s another blonde haired, black eyed girl. Hopefully she doesn’t end up a clone of Twikki. Her name is Juneau!
Speaking of Twikki, it’s about time for her to become a teen! Hey, doesn’t this room look a little empty for a birthday party?
GUYS! Stop planning to have sex and come witness your child’s transition to near adulthood!
Thank you. Jeesh.
They stay just long enough to see her twirl and before she’s even chosen an aspiration, they’re off to the bedroom to attempt to make more babies.
She’s still cute! Still too pale and slightly awkward looking, but she has personality and so do her looks. *squishes her*
She rolls Knowledge and…what are those turn ons, young lady?? I don’t even know if any fat guys spawned in my clean neighborhood when I populated it. Maybe I should make a few and add them to the townie pool just to give Smidge a chance of finding somebody she likes.
Ah well, she gets herself a job – gotta contribute to the household now that you’re all growed up! Everybody wants her to be an over-achiever which I foresee as not a problem.
*grumble fricka rumble sulk*
RAWR RAEG! Thank goodness it’s just demoted. I hate these damn cards.
Alt, however, doesn’t take it with quite the same aplomb. Aww, bb.
In protest, he proceeds to get himself stuck at the dinner table. CHAIRS HOW DO THEY WORK???
I realize suddenly that Twikki never rolled her secondary aspiration and she gets family. Nice!
I love the Eureka! Perk. It’s the best thing ever for knowledge sims.
Yet again I miss the popup and little Juneau is aged up by her big sister, since daddies are off skilling and painting.
She’s not *as* unfortunate as Smidge was, but still not super cute. I’ll give her a makeover soon and see what can be done with her.
For now, Cleve is busy popping out baby number three – and it WILL be the last, boys – in his undies post-sexxing.
And the final baby of Gen 2 (barring any Oops babies) is a boy! Blonde haired and black eyed like his sisters, his name is Rio.
And that does it for this update. Next update will be lots of birthdays and moving out to college and, hopefully, Alt and Cleve making enough money to get this family up out of the slum neighborhood they currently live in to something a bit higher on the ladder. See you next time, thanks for reading!