A/N: This will probably be my last full chapter. I plan to do a separate post to explain why. I have been recording videos and taking some screenshots still, most likely it’ll be more like a scrapbook than a play-by-play attempt. I don’t expect anyone to watch the videos since they’ll likely be really long but I’ve been enjoying it so far.
Darrin went out to do something and took the daycare van. Looks like we need to get him a car. It was actually a shock to me when I realized they couldn’t afford the one I planned to buy him!
Anaia was inventing.
Which also brings up her handiness skill. It’s just so weird to me that she’s getting promoted while at home doing something completely unrelated to her job!
I have absolutely no idea how Opal got singed. Whether it was Darrin’s magic tricks backfiring or maybe she was playing with magic… no clue.
Level 5 already?!?
She’s only invented one thing! Right after I took a pic of this she made the dog toy.
Which she gave to Darrin. So freaking cute.
She doesn’t seem very pleased with the lack of progress either!
Give it time, you’ll get better, Darrin. It’s funny, as soon as I took the screenshot of her not learning any inventions she started learning one after another!
I thought Moonshine was sleeping in the dog bed but instead he was guarding it. Doing that not only raises their aggression but also is a red flag for drawing burglars.
Why does it always seem to rain on festival days?
Taking another break, are we?
So, apparently Darrin’s new car is only a two-seater. If someone else rides with him their head pokes out of the rear window!
Year 1 fall pic.
Such an easy way to get everyone’s hunger up… and free pie no matter who wins!
I discovered that this lot has a major flaw. No bathrooms! And festival lots are so weird I’m afraid to add anything. Luckily, Anaia can help with that.
The name that was recommended was so funny I couldn’t resist!
Deshawn looks very confused. Although, I’m pretty sure that’s his usual state after Anaia scrambled his brain in uni.
Back to the festival, this creeper was getting a little too close while they were kissing.
A little privacy in a hay bale? I forgot they could woohoo in those!
The nice thing about this festival lot is the addition of items from other packs.
Opal wanted to trick or treat. I tried to get her to wear a costume but she didn’t change clothes.
Apple bobbing. I feel like half of this chapter is festival pics!
Even though she technically had the day off, Anaia went in for a few hours to maintain the fire engine.
And that got her to level 7 in the career… in the first season in Twinbrook since I changed it to fall when she moved there!
I have no idea why the dogs looked like they were glowing. It looks like I photoshopped them on a picture!
It’s neat that Bonehilda trains them but I have to keep a constant eye on them because she will keep it up even when their needs are critical.
Back to trying to find items she can do a unique upgrade on. She was able to make the fortune cookie thingy have only good fortunes. Which would be nice I suppose if anyone used it.
Which gave her yet another promotion!
Darrin is very sweet. As soon as he wakes up in the morning he seeks her out.
Have a good day at school, Opal. I have a love/hate relationship with that teleporter.
The fire engine needs constant maintenance. The alarm isn’t nearly as bad.
Darrin performed for tips outside so I could keep an eye on both of them at once.
And yet another promotion.
And another small fire.
Opal was singed again on her way home from school. I have no idea how this kept happening.
After Anaia was finished with work, they went dancing at the Red Rendevous.
And had a little fun in the basement.
Then, they went to eat at the diner and hung out on the swings together until they got cold.
There’s a gravestone there!
Is it mean that I found this hilarious?
Anaia upgraded this thing so that it supposedly has perfect teleportation. I don’t believe it since I found Opal far from the school after using it later.
Since it was raining, I had to find Darrin a place inside to perform for tips.
Where’s your outfit?
A gas line broke at the military base.
Well, that’s it. She just started her 2nd season of the first year and has topped the firefighter career.
Hmm… while we’re here.
I am the fire chief after-all.
Now THAT was fun. It did result in extreme lag when trying to use the inventing benches. It pauses what feels like forever each time I click on one.
It got me this and that’s all that matters!
Darrin actually drew a crowd and made tips for the first time!
Since one of the girls decided to take Darrin’s car to work, we gave each of them their very own sloppy jalopy so they’ll hopefully leave ours alone.
Our very own alarm to keep maintained. Yay. <—That’s sarcasm. It sucks.
Aphpo aged to toddler.
Moonshine howled with the radio.
Darrin was fatigued from performing for so long.
While there, he steamed some vegetables. Weirdest thing ever!
I love the elevator woohoo. I can’t really capture it in a screenshot.
First time taking her personal firetruck. What is that on the ground?
She looks so bad-ass! And, I guess that’s where we’ll end. I have been taking some screenshots but not nearly as many as before so I’ll either have very short updates or large gaps between longer updates.
Anaia decided she wanted to master the athletic skill after becoming the fire chief.
Which I found very confusing.
I am very proud that my dogs have both not only lost the piggy trait but gained the neat trait!
Unlike Riverview, where I added several occults, I added two vampires, one witch, one werewolf, and two fairies. It kinda slipped my mind or I’d have done it sooner.
Remember the raccoon that the firetruck drove by? Next time I started the game I saw zzz’s in the front yard and found him out there sleeping in the snow!
The outside before. I know I had before pics of the interior too but I can’t find them. I did a house tour video yesterday too. I’ll put another link at the bottom of the chapter because it gives away who her boyfriend is.
Second floor/family bedrooms.
First floor. Kitchen/dining/sitting area.
Basement level 1/roommate quarters.
Basement level 2/pool+pool. Ha!
Anaia got home and greeted the dogs.
And got a happy surprise. Yay Moonshine!
She joined the firefighter profession.
And met the only co-worker there at the time, Goodwin.
Then went back home so I could have her “go here” over and over again to test routing. At least the dogs had fun. All-in-all the renovations to the house took me about 12 hours in real-time and nearly the same amount in sim-time to test.
Off to the first day of work… on a broom uh, vacuum.
It wouldn’t let her do anything. I’m assuming because she had no handiness skill. So, I had her work on the inventing bench for a few hours.
Eventually, she was able to maintain the fire engine.
And put out a small fire.
That was quick. This profession is weird. You get promoted as soon as the progress bar fills up not at the end of the shifts.
With her work hours, she can’t go to the regular consignment shop before it’s closed. She went to the elixir one but there’s really nothing she doesn’t already have at this point.
She went to get a bite to eat after that.
And met some sims.
Since the junkyard is nearly across the street she stopped there to grab some scrap.
Then, I remembered to invite the roommates to move in. Uh, I don’t seem to have any pics of them at first. They’re all ones she lived with in uni. Malia, behind her, Deshawn, and Geneva.
So far, she’s still mostly living on elixirs instead of sleep. I have so much I want to get done in Twinbrook!
Upgrading the auto-feeder didn’t count for the handiness skill challenge.
New people were at work the next day. Dude, I really need to maintain the fire engine myself.
Although, who needs a fire engine when you can run to the disaster?
And randomly get promoted while doing so.
Disasters are rabbit hole jobs. The only notification I got was that a gas line broke.
But, the bystander’s over-the-top reactions were worth it.
She went to eat at the Red Rendezvous after work this time and met a few people before heading home.
She got a quick call from Opal.
She greeted Tiger Lily and told her what a good girl she is for peeing outside.
Then, changed the doorbell which does count for the unique upgrades. Be careful of the stained glass with that hammer!
Anything she does that increases handiness or athletic skill increases her work progress bar. Pretty goofy if you ask me!
Deshawn was abducted by aliens.
For some reason, she couldn’t get to this potion table where I put it so I had to move it temporarily.
I’m not sure if she’s actually learning much at that school.
Wow, that’s a lot of money! Although, it’s about the same amount the weekly bills are so it balances out I suppose.
She worked on upgrading the fire alarm. That’s glass behind her. Isn’t that cool?
Oh umm… if I knew Bonehilda could do this I forgot. Eventually, it starts to really annoy me because she doesn’t let them take care of their needs.
Still. It’s pretty neat.
Also, Anaia got yet another promotion.
And put out another small house fire.
The homeowner was very happy she saved his nice cars.
He called her later to say this.
She managed to make it to the consignment store this time.
Which was a very good thing!
Be nice to your new friend!
There’s a little nectary store in the same building and I was going to disable the assignment to the register but the sims seem to really like going there and so far I haven’t had any lag so I’ll leave it. I hope that officer is off the clock!
This time she went to the disco, WOOMP. She seems to have taken personal offence to failing the claw machine as if it was the machine’s fault.
She skated for a little bit. I think the regular skating skill must be different than ice skating because she didn’t have any options for spins and stuff.
She met a few people before heading home.
Back to her babies.
And upgrading the fireplace to be fireproof.
She was outside playing with Moonshine when all of the gnomes suddenly poofed by her. I really need to get more of the regular gnomes. They die too fast!
Deshawn was abducted again. As if his life wasn’t hard enough already with Anaia totally scrambling his personality!
Speaking of personalities, I took a peek at everyone’s favorite foods and had her stock the fridge. Oddly, Geneva likes regular fish and chips but is a vegetarian.
Since she already had the unique upgrade from the other fireplace, I had her magically upgrade the other one on this floor.
Oh sure, why not?
If she had bad traits, it would have had a chance of replacing them. I suppose it doesn’t count mooch as a bad trait.
I’d say welcome home but since you’ve barely been here I’m not sure if that counts.
Anaia finally had some time off and was able to invite Darrin to visit.
I decided on Darrin for several reasons. First of all, she got the high attraction score with him from the start with no help of boosting moodlets.
And, he has some fun traits and aspiration.
And I felt like those traits fit well with Anaia’s personality… at least her current one.
Umm… what are you doing in the water? It’s cold!
She gave him a kiss to distract him and get him out of the water.
But then got into the water with him to go back out. See the sky back there?
Unicorn! So majestic!
Ohmygosh he’s turning blue!
I kept trying to get her to bring him home with her but she kept leaving alone on the broom and he just stood there. Then, I tried to get her to ask him to move in. Finally, I had to cheat him into the family.
He had the teeth chattering moodlet which means if I left him out there much longer he might have frozen!
I don’t think that’s really necessary but okay.
Seranading, naming stars, who would’a thought Anaia was a romantic?
So, Darrin moved in and was spellbound with Anaia. He got a makeover.
Uh, by me not Anaia. You’ll eventually see all of his outfits. Going by his traits and favorite music I gave him a kinda punk party boy look. His favorite color is white so it’s all mostly white and black.
Darrin moved out. I have no idea what would have happened if he had the baby as a roommate and this house is not designed for babies or toddlers since I have no plans to have one in this town.
Before I could even do anything, this woman showed up. Umm… no.
We already had another ex-roommate in mind. Welcome to the craziness, Kaitlin!
Looks like another wish slot will be taken up for the rest of Twinbrook.
I’m pretty sure that’s not how that works.
With three female roommates, you are not traipsing around the house in those!
Is it fate that Vivek left the building right after Anaia?
You’re kidding me!
Why don’t you take some time to think about that… as an ice statue.
She went back to the dorm and threw herself into an all-night potion discovery session. Anaia very rarely sleeps.
She still needed to meet a few more sims with the simfinder app for the skill challenge so decided to narrow things down by searching for dog lovers.
He loves dogs, which is good, but the rest of his traits are very boring. I learned later that when you search for specific traits the game makes a whole new sim. Weird.
While meeting some other dog lovers, I heard a rucus. Is that girl head-butting his back?!
Geeze! Anaia was just about to turn her into a toad when she had to leave for class. I never saw her again so I don’t think she even lived there!
She went to a party and dared a guy to kiss the host.
Everyone was starving so I gave her the inappropriate in a good way trait so she could cook for them.
I made some random guy kiss you… which you liked and cooked for your guests! WTF?
Vampire + fire = bad… right? Naw, she just got singed. Boring.
To make things even worse, she’d just started working on discovering potions after she got back to the dorm when she got abducted! Damned aliens!
She was getting ready to go into a building for a day job when she got this wish.
Entertainment for me while I wait!
It was really interesting. He circled the whole building and came back to this girl and kissed her. Then, they kept flirting.
I don’t have to get my face dirty to have some pie!
During lectures she worked on improving relationships so she could blog about it.
At a party she did the same.
I think this is a different party. Seems like the guy watching her is more interested in her than the one she’s talking to.
Yes, he does seem very interested.
So was she since she immediately wanted to kiss him! His name’s Darrin by the way.
The new mission was to meet potential guys. She only had a week left at university and I had expected her to find someone right away.
I have a mod that makes it a little harder to get the attraction moodlet which makes it extremely rare for me. Otherwise, everyone would be attracted to her because she’s a celebrity, and rich, and skilled. Anyway, the attraction system goes by the first meeting. And, if you have certain moodlets like the ones you get from brushing teeth and primping in the mirror, the score is higher.
So, the new mission was to meet guys after doing that to get a high starting score. This is Venkat.
It wasn’t really necessary to mess with Deshawn’s traits but she’d been looking for that opposite personality potion for so long it seemed like it would be a waste not to use it. Oh, poor Deshawn. It ruined him. He got traits like absent-minded. All very plain and boring traits. I felt horrible.
She met a fairy guy at the comic books store, Tommy, and had an urge to see what it’s like to kiss a fairy.
I discovered that one of the Nraas mods has a scan room feature like in Sims 2. The logical explanation is to invite all of the potential suitors to a party. And, since they always invite her in her bathing suit to houses with no pool she did the same.
Would you believe it didn’t fulfill her wish for a great party because she did better than great? Everyone was stinky because they kept throwing these nasty test tubes on the bonfire.
Here’s the scan room score, minus Venkat who never showed up. You need 100 to get that attractive moodlet.
I think if I wasn’t so bored out of my mind watching her attempt to discover potions I wouldn’t have gotten so obsessed with finding her someone.
Alex showed up at the comics store all stinky still. She did a hygiene spell on him like she did to everyone at the party but it didn’t work.
She is attracted to Hugo even if he’s boring and looks a bit like an Oopa Loompa from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie.
Gasp! The first time anyone’s ever asked her on a date!
Guess I’ll just play guitar for this perma-puppy.
He did show up eventually and they headed around back to light the bonfire.
I left them to do their thing.
They watched the stars twice.
She got hungry and ate some honey. I guess this is the first dorm she lived at, I see the Bonehilda coffin back there. Edmund was added to the list purely for the fact he’d asked her on a date.
She was really stressed out after class. I was surprised playing an instrument barely increases fun.
Playing with a kicky bag worked but I don’t want to get her athletic skill too high yet.
Yum greesy food truck food.
She saw Venkat at the bowling alley (or whatever it’s called) and danced with him a bit.
And chatted with Alex.
Then she took both of them out to eat. What a goofball.
Edmund showed up.
I was having a lot of fun just watching her with the guys but she had to get to lectures.
Where she worked on this. For Bonehilda?
And sold her blog.
Which completed all of this. I feel very proud considering I didn’t need to do more than one blog per trip to university so I finished it way early.
She threw potions at people to celebrate.
Inside the lecture room, Darrin was playing guitar and she went in to listen.
Then lost interest when some girl stopped him to flirt with him. She really likes Darrin and gets wishes for him when he’s around but he has the flirty trait. Is that girl wearing a hospital gown?
Bonehilda, I did what you asked and got tipped for playing the bass in public. After congratulating her, Bonehilda errored out and was never seen again.
She discovered the sleeping potion and finally got to sleep for the first time since she’d been at university so she could test it out.
Upgraded a bowling lane to use some magic powers.
And interviewed then got into a fight with Hugo. From the way Llandros acted in his videos, I thought the interview thing was supposed to be great.
Desperate to make a decision, she made some personality adjuster potions since she finally had the ingredients.