Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Season One - Summer - DeBateau

The DeBateau Family of Belladonna Cove

The DeBateau Family live on the top floor of this fancy apartment building.

This is their penthouse suite. 

Armand DeBateau - Family - Golden Anniversary

Tara DeBateau - Knowledge - Max 7 skills

Taking a look through Armand's memories we find that Tara is adopted and Armand is divorced.  His first wife cheated on him so he kicked her to the curb.

Armand heads to work.  Tara, has a makeover and heads downtown.  She buys a cell phone and plays some chess with Patricia Wan.

I enjoy watching the other playable sims while downtown.

You just never know what you might see.

Armand gets home from work.  He brings home a coworker, Geoff Rutherford.

Armand wants to be friends with Geoff.  The two become best buds out in the middle of the road.

That night, Armand heads downtown.  He longs for a wife.  He pays a huge sum to be set up with someone suitable.

Really?  She isn't playable.  I requested playable and unattached.  Did you even listen?

Armand and Katy Ng just didn't hit it off.  They did have two bolts of attraction.  They did eventually become friends.  But Armand just didn't think she was the one.

His bad date made him long for Samantha Cordial, a woman he fell in love with some time ago.  Apparently he doesn't realize she's recently married someone else.

When Armand gets home he gets a call from Samantha asking him on a casual outing.

The whole motley crew.

Right off the bat, Samantha and her husband get romantic.

How could you?  How could you cheat on me with your husband?  

I think Armand was having flashbacks of his own first marriage.

Armand tried to let it go.  He really did.  But he remained furious at the couple.  Needless to say the outing was called early and Armand headed home.

Where he lost his mind and called over the girl he doesn't really like for a quickie out in the hall.

Realizing he had made a terrible mistake, Armand quickly says goodbye to Katy, aka slamming the door in her face.  He then helped Tara with her homework.

A family meal soothed his tattered nerves.  Or so he told himself.

When he went to bed alone.  ALONE.

You know the penthouse really does have a nice view.

Things didn't improve for Armand.  He just couldn't let go of his anger.

He set the kitchen on fire and ran out of the apartment forgetting all about Tara.  Tara was so engrossed in studying, the only thing she does, that she didn't even know.

Eventually Armand's funk started rubbing off on even Tara.  She tried to do maintenance on the grandfather clock and completely destroyed it.  I hope it wasn't a family heirloom. 

On the last day of summer, Armand throws a house party and invites over all his playable friends.

His only wants had been to have best friends.  There.  Happy?

(No.  Now he wants BFFs.  Urrr.)

During the party, Armand hooked up with Samantha's twin sister Kimberly.  He suddenly realized that he loved her and always had.

He asked her to marry him.  He took her scream as acceptance.

Kimberly quickly pushed for marriage.  She didn't even bother to change out of her bathing suit first.

Oh yeah.  Did I forget to mention that?

Kimberly moved in with very little money and very little to her name.  She left her son, Blaze, in her sister's care.

After purchasing a new cauldron from her friend, Kimberly set up shop in the hidden room.  She doubted Armand even knows it's there.

Armand spends his wedding night eating dinner with Tara.  She is worried about her father.  She hopes he didn't make a terrible mistake.  Was this a rebound marriage?

I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Armand had very few doable wants.  He played on the computer and shuffled daily.  Otherwise he wanted friends and best friends.  The want to get married was locked in.  I kept wanting him to roll up romantic  wants for someone but other than Samantha, he never did.  I can only hope this marriage won't be as disastrous as his first.  I fear it might be.

Tara studied, studied, studied.  She did manage to make friends with Hal Capp, a boy she met as a child and has two bolts of attraction for.

As you may remember, Kimberly was recently abducted by aliens and is alien pregnant.  She left her first child, a son with Carlos Contender, with her sister to raise.  I still haven't figured out where I'm going to put a nursery in this place.  This is why me and apartments don't get along.  I can't move the walls.

On a weird side note, I played and blogged this while sitting through a snow storm here in the real world.  My satellite has gone out and I'm restless.  We from the south aren't use to snow and two storms in as many days is wearing on my nerves.  I have a feeling the roads will be bad tomorrow.  I'm going to gain twenty pounds if this keeps up.  

Season One - Summer - Curious-Smith

Curious-Smith Family of Strangetown
This family was originally placed in Belladonna Cove but were later moved back to Strangetown before their lot was played.  I think the above shot was taken in Belladonna Cove.

The Curious-Smith sisters purchased this small starter home in Strangetown.  It is just down the hill from their brothers, the Curious brothers, and just across the street from their father, P. Smith.

There is really not much to this house.  Small and empty but leaving plenty of money for other things.

Lola Curious-Smith, Fortune, LTW 6 pets Top Careers 

Chloe Curious-Smith, Romance, woohoo 20 sims
These are the sisters post makeover.  I am playing a neighborhood where the relationships are corrected, the creators words not mine.  This is why these are not the Single sisters and why they show related to the Curious brothers when they normally don't.  

With Chloe's lifetime want, I thought it advantageous to set up a place to stage her seductions.  Since Lola is a fortune sim, she actually purchased the spa for Chloe's use.  Working the business with be a family affair.

We headed downtown to get some things done.  Lola bought a new summer sundress.  Cellphones where purchased.  Then they were off to purchase some pets.  I am not a pet fan.  Sorry.  So I don't deal with them often.  That may be why I botched the purchase of my cats.  I had wanted two cats, one male and one female.  I wound up with three because I forgot to check the second cats sex.  At least I remembered to make them all adults.  So we have three cats, Penny, Dollar and Nickle.  Penny is the only cat I took a picture of.  Nickle is the lone male.

We took the cats to the spa thinking that I could use the community lot time stoppage to my advantage and train up the cats.  Well that didn't work.  Apparently you can't train the cats on you business lot.  Or at least I couldn't get the option to come up.  So back home we came.  The professionals were called in.  Let the pet training begin.

The welcome wagon appeared.  This time we got Checo Ramirez, Olive Specter & Mortimer Goth.

Lola and Checo have three bolts.  Of course he's married.  That didn't stop Lola from getting her first ever kiss.  

Chloe gets a call from The Contender to head downtown for a casual outing.

Since we own a business, Chloe just took everyone there.  Of course most everyone balked at having to pay for a casual outing so they left.  Only Carlos Contender stayed.

Carlos gave Chloe her first kiss.  They had a fabulous time.  After Carlos left, Chloe started working on her lifetime want.

And that's when this happened.  So who is Ocean you ask?

This is Ocean, aka baby daddy.  Have I ever mentioned that I have a thing about kids having parents that don't age?  Yeah.  Unexpected complications.

Back home, Lola gets set up on a date with a three bolt match, Jonathan Turner.  He's a vacation townie.  After a dream date, Lola sent him on his way.

We've got enough going on right now.

The next day, Chloe called up Ocean to tell him the news.  He actually took it well...or just didn't listen.

Ocean Pederson, NPC Tinkering Hobby Master - Romance, 20 woohoos
Ocean moves in to help raise his child.

Lola gets set up yet again, this time with mail carrier Remington Akagi.  He is another three bolt love interest.

With the family expanding, the house must expand too.

There is a deck on two sides which is a perfect place for the cats to live.  Here is Nickle learning a new skill.

The bottom floor expanded a bit.  The old bedroom will now be the nursery.

And upstairs is a work in progress.  Two master bedrooms, one kids bedroom and two baths.

More training.  I think this is Dollar.  I may have Dollar and Nickle confused.

Well darn.  She really is pregnant.

Lola's dream date Ocean leaves a little gift.

Ocean get an offer he can't refuse. He had originally taken a job in architecture.  He didn't want to lay bricks anyway.

Ocean is helping with the family business while working on his lifetime want.

Other playables are getting to know each other.

Although I haven't shown it, the spa has been played several times by several sims.  I don't want you to think that this just happened overnight.  It didn't.  Of course a spa used as a romancing venue really is easy to gain rank.

I hope the health inspector doesn't get wind of this.

Ocean gets caught cheating and gains a stalker.  Just what I always wanted.

Ocean was actually with 10 people, twice each, one public and one private.  Just felt like riding the games loophole so I'd have at least one in the family I don't have to worry about.

Chloe takes a new job opportunity.

Lola turns her opportunity down.  It would be a demotion at this point.

Ocean calls for another date.

He is obviously smitten.

Son of a hockey player.

Lola becomes engaged to her baby daddy.

He wants commitment so we lock that in tight.

Upon return home, a sure sign that our stalker has visited.

The sight sent Lola running.

Lola calls Remington over to share the news.

Remington Akagi - NPC Mail Carrier - Fortune - LTW Chief of Staff

Remington and Lola forgo a big wedding.  They instead have a more cozy private wedding...out on the curb.  Introducing Remington & Lola Akagi.

Lola starts to show.

Chloe's time is up.  Baby time.

It's a boy.  Meet Lake Curious-Smith.

Ocean holding little Lake.

Lola gets the urge to work out.

And we end with Ocean scanning the nursery for his son's safety.

Man, what a ride.

I played this lot over several real world days.  I never planned to marry off either of these two unless they found a playable three bolt match.  So much for that.  I should learn not to make plans.

It seems wrong for Lola to be with anyone but Ajay Loner.  I think they always got together when I played Strangetown.

BTW, did you notice that Ocean and Remington are clones?  Freaky.