Previously, Angela aged up to teen, proving to be a face clone of Tess. And Galen finally left us.
This chapter took a long time coming (been trying to complete it since I posted 2.09), I had so many issues with the save file. Just this one, the Rourkes were fine. Most times, the game crashed immediately upon loading – I couldn’t even action a move to a new town. Many many different things were tried, and I was on the verge of manually recreating the family in CAS in a new save file. But then, I was able to roll back the game to the previous patch – the one before EA forced Origin to be open during play. And that worked!
That fix was implemented about halfway through this chapter; I apologise if it seems a bit stilted or random, I played through this few days many many times.
The kids grieve in their own ways; Angela takes solace in the chess board, while Maura prefers the guitar.
Gabe dressed up…then stood next to the wall with his neck at this weird angle.
And instead of going to bed, like he needs to, he went to watch Maura play.
I missed it, but Antoine’s moodlets prove he failed again. -5
Tam’s new hubby died a day after they were married. At least they got a wedding night, I guess?
Angela’s neurotic trait is finally strong enough to show; she’s checking the sink.
These two are still in love. Antoine rolls a wish to interact with Tess every time they’re in the same room.
Tess then got this opportunity, and I decided to take it. We’ll see what the kids get up to without parental supervision.
…not a whole lot. Maura plays drums while Angela reads.
*gasp* an idiot child is doing homework at their desk! Alert the press!
*sigh* so sick of the mourning. And Tess took the moodlet manager with her.
But I have a cure; a teen party! Maura’s teen action was used to throw the party.
A newly-teenified Bridgett Terrey is the first to arrive. Yes, it’s a swimwear party…just coz.
I turned her purple, like her mother; we have enough pasty kids in the hood already.
Kendrick Doe, who was given green tips.
Guy Denny, whose genetics are also unique.
Chadwick is also here, now the party can start! The boy in the red trunks is Max’s son Christopher – he looks a lot like his father.
Both girls scanned the room (I don’t consider this an action, since it does nothing in game – it’s a Woohooer interaction).
Maura likes Kendrick best.
Angela likes both Chadwick and another Terrey offspring named Spencer… he didn’t inherit any of the good Terrey genes, so we’ll go with Chadwick.
As with a teen party, everyone autonomously dances in pairs.
Angela’s teen interaction is to flirt with Chadwick. He accepted it then walked off to dance with someone else. Teenagers.
Hillary Young (Evie’s daughter) is the first one to pass out.
Only to be woken up by the stereo. And I see you in the back there Maura, get to the bathroom!
Aw, Christopher, it wasn’t that bad a party! It did last for a good 7 hours.
Too bad the parents came home early. Angela got grounded.
And Maura (who did make it to the toilet, thank goodness), was stripped of her TV privileges.
Angela immediately cleans up all the plates, trying to get back onto her mother’s good side.
Maura just sobs in the bathroom.
Angela snuck out to school the next day, and was in trouble again when she got home *sigh*
Maura proves that childhood habits don’t necessarily extend to other life stages. She was the only child that could go to bed without a story, yet she’s the only one passing out as a teen. -5
All three of these notifications came one after another; obviously all the sims who started out this save file with Galen are giving up the ghost.
Parche and Tess will make things all better, puppy spam time!
And it’s Gabriel’s birthday. Angela, who just broke the dishwasher, is the first to celebrate.
But the rest of the family aren’t too far away…even if most of them don’t bother to get out of their PJs.
Last look at the cutie.
Sparkly! He had a B in school, so Over-Emotional was locked in. Not too bad, in the scheme of locked traits.
And here is our new teen! I went with a muso, emo vibe for him.
(I just realised as I was typing up this chapter that we need to do an heir poll, since all the kids are teens, and the new TH will be taking over as a YA – that will be up after this chapter)
Ignore the mailbox photobombing, this is Tess asking Gabe his sexual preference.
Straight, so we need a girl and a boy and whoever Maura likes best for our gen 3 teens.
One last photo of the cute puppy playing with his mum.
Because it’s Parche’s birthday!
He’s a small dog with the same fur shape as his mother, with a great combo of markings from his parents.
During my attempts to fix the game, a bunch of CC was removed; a bunch of CC was removed as well. Angela and Maura both got makeovers. And the faces are for the still-broken dishwasher, not the new outfits!
Tess apparently needs a makeover also – but at least she’s fixing the dishwasher.
Angela is so adorable, it’s annoying she’s a clone.
Rojo finally fulfilled his wish to max hunting! No point for that, since he’s controllable (and a pet).
Damn social butterflies. Even though the moodlet is cute, and he’s no longer at risk of the social worker, Gabe still requires constant attention. At least he seeks out social activities autonomously, less work for me.
Hey, Parche has two different coloured eyes! Interesting, since neither of his parents have that…and no-one in the line has blue eyes, either. Nuevo and Lady had brown, Rojo and Esther had green.
Apparently the Hunter trait makes him automatically get L7 in the Hunting skill. Yay for Parche.
For a sim that hates the outdoors, Angela sure loves playing with the peashooter. This is the second time I’ve caught her in just a sim week.
To prove how close we are to Maura’s YA birthday, she’s just been to her Music Club presentation.
Both her parents attended, though they’re still grieving Galen.
The oldies go home, but Maura chooses to play guitar in the empty school yard.
Her fellow Virtuoso, Gabriel, found the piano in his inventory; Antoine, Rojo and Lady watch.
He plays until about 3am, then chooses coffee over bed. This is going to come back to haunt you later, boy.
Naw Lori and her hubby are so in love. Make some babies already, guys!
Tess wanted a dartboard, so here we are.
She looks confident, though she missed the target with all three darts.
Rojo brought home all the pieces for a stone hydrant!
You can’t fool me Gabe, I see that Z! He passed out after school. -5
Parche vs lizard. Too cute!
Instead of coming home, Gabe chose to nap on a community bench.
Like father, like son, I guess.
Lori’s previous hairstyle was a casualty of the lengths I had to go to to fix the game. And she’s moving…taking Jax with her, for some reason.
It’s Rojo’s birthday!
Aw, he’s all grey around the mouth now.
And now, one more birthday; Maura’s!
But you don’t get to see what she looks like as a YA yet; first we need an heir poll! See this post to vote.
|Births (9 x +5)
|Fulfilling LTW (5 x +40)
|Maxed skill (16 x +5)
|Honour Roll (9 x +5)
|Every 100k (1 x +20)
|NP Spouse reach the top of their career (1 x +10)
|Not using spares Happiness points for a gen (1 x +10)
|Passing Out (34 x -5)
|Self-wetting (25 x -5)
|For each sim failing school -5
|NPC visit (2x -5)
|Accidental Deaths -10
|Social Worker Visit -15