Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Season One - Summer - Cooke

The Cooke Family of Desiderata
Julian Cooke - Popularity - 20 best friends - working in the Culinary field
The Cooke Family is a family of one.  

Julian lives in this single story starter house.

The house came with a few things.

 I didn't change any walls.  I just bought and sold furniture.  This is where things ended up by the end of the season.

After settling in, Julian heads downtown to buy a cell phone.  He plays a few games of chess and meets a few people.  At the start of the season he had three friends.  He needs many more.

Julian arrived home in time to greet the welcome wagon.  We have  Lisa Ramirez, John Mole and Natasha Una. 

Julian couldn't stay long because he had to work.  Luckily he earned a promotion.

When he returned home from work, he got a call to head downtown.  He had nothing better to do so off he went.

It was a casual get together.  After meeting several people, Julian headed on home.

It was good to be home.  But home is very quiet.  To quiet.  So Julian thought he'd throw a party.  

Julian called over a few friends and a few potential friends.

Things hadn't even gotten started good when the cops showed up.  Strangely enough she got out of her car and looked around, she got right back in her car and drove away. 

The party carried on.  Julian cemented his relationship with Justin Benson.  They started with just a kiss at the Bell house.  Now they are best friends and lovers.

Julian's life has a lot of alone time.  No mater what he's doing, he always thinking about all the best friends he wants.

Another promotion.

Before or after work every day, Julian would throw another party.  One day he even had a party before AND after work.  He's a wild man our Julian.

All the socializing has really paid off.

Justin has been invited to every party.  They always find a moment to themselves after all the other guest had been socialized.

Julian earns enough for a secondary aspiration.  So far it hasn't kicked in.

By the end of the season, Julian had made 19 friends.  He's getting there.

Of course eventually the cops came back and really broke up the party.  

But that's ok.  Julian doesn't mind being alone.  

Julian hasn't rolled up any romantic wants other than a wish to woohoo in the bed early on.  He wants to make friends.  He wants best friends.  He wants parties.

He has two best friends so far.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Season One - Summer - Contrary

Contrary Family of Desiderata

The Contrary family live in this one story home.

This is the original layout from the front of the house.  Sorry if it's hard to see.

I generally play from the back of the lot.  This is the home post quick makeover.  Not perfect but it's a place to start.

And who are the Contrary Family?

Edward Contrary - Knowledge - LTW City Planner - currently working in Oceanography - 9 days till elder

Opal Contrary - Knowledge - LTW City Planner - currently working in Oceanography - 13 days til elder

Rick Contrary (post makeover) - Fortune - LTW World Class Ballet Dancer

Rick begins as enemies with both his parents.  Fun.

Upon entering the lot, we find Edward fainted from heat exhaustion.  Opal quickly flings water at him to revive him.

Edward and Opal have some very definite wants right out of the gate.  Even with Edward already overheated, the couple head to the bedroom to fulfill those wants.

Rick greets the welcome wagon.  It's Hannah and Issac Bell along with Natasha Una.  They join a few walkbys that have already been greeted.

The family ditched their visitors and headed downtown to buy cellphones.   

Edward and Rick played some chess.  They are now tentative friends.

Immediately after arriving home, Edward got a call inviting him on an outing.  With Rick in tow, he headed back downtown.

It turned out to be a casual outing so Edward kept it pretty short.  Just a little socializing with friends and then he headed on home.

Yes.  I think the father/son relationship is on an upswing.  

Edward and Opal started their new careers in architecture.  No promotion.  Instead, Opal goes on maternity leave.  The Contrary family will be having a late in life baby.

Edward teaches Rick to study while Opal sleeps.  She seems to stay tired and hungry.

When she feels well enough, Opal is studying.  She's obsessed with learning to cook new foods.  She has food on the brain.

Edward earns his first promotion.

Edward had just arrived home from work when Opal realized it was time.  The baby was coming now.

Edward missed the birth of his daughter by minutes. 

Meet Ruby Contrary.  Beloved daughter of Edward & Opal.

The craft room was converted into a nursery.  Ruby now has one of the biggest rooms in the house all to herself.

At dinner, Rick introduced his parents to his new friend Johnny Smith.

Opal earns a promotion.

Yes, that's the Opal I remember.  Now that the pregnancy hormones are out of her system, Opal is back to her old tricks.  No one is safe from her harassment. 

Rick discovers his natural hobby, sports.  And just in the nick of time.  His waistline has started bulging.
Ruby Contrary - Cancer - 9-2-10-8-6
Ruby has a birthday

Rick takes his scholarships and heads for university.  He is no longer enemies with his mom but he doesn't like her.  He's not fond of little Ruby either.

With Rick gone that leave Edward and Opal to teach Ruby her toddler skills.  

But that will be done next season.