Since it’s been a few months, I thought I’d do a very quick reminder of who Poppy is before we start…
Kali Robinson, 9th generation heir of the Robinson Legacy told her long-time boyfriend, fiance, and father of her child, Malik Holt, that she wasn’t going to marry him.
She ran away to the city, and after giving birth to Penelope Robinson, 10th generation heir of the Robinson Legacy family, rushed home from the hospital before anyone could find her.
She became obsessed with magic and found herself thrice cursed. She left little Penelope, or Poppy as everyone knew her, with the neighbor and was never seen again.
Thinking that Kali was in some kind of trouble and someone terrible was searching for her and Poppy, the neighbor lady took her as far away as she could. Unfortunately, her time was up and she had to leave Poppy alone with only the lessons she’d taught her about living on the streets.
Ever since she was left alone, Poppy Gould had to fend for herself. Sleeping in dumpsters.
Which isn’t very Sanitary!
Thankfully, there are free toilets and showers at the run-down community center.
She had a hard time making friends at first. She didn’t know who to trust so stuck mostly to interacting with animals.
At least she found some interesting food. Although, it can’t be very good if someone threw it away, even if it is sometimes fresh.
Little by little she started edging towards the other sims.
If anybody noticed her digging through and sleeping in the dumpster they didn’t mention it.
One day, after school, a boy followed her “home.” And the term home is used loosely. Mostly, it’s just a shipping container she hides stuff that she finds inside.
He liked to complain a lot. Turns out he has no family either. Though, he does have a sort-of home with a bunch of others.
Poppy thought for a bit about asking him if there was room for her there but changed her mind.
She’d become accustomed to being alone and doing whatever she wanted when she wanted.
Still, it was a little embarrassing at times.
She wondered if the boy had said something because a pretty lady that lived at the same place he does stopped her one day to say she could come by if she wanted a bath and a warm meal.
One day after school, she decided to take her up on the offer.
She couldn’t even remember the last time she’d had a proper bath!
??? and her boyfriend ??? seemed really sweet. They had a baby boy named ???.
There were times she had to second-guess herself over whether something was edible. This was one of those times.
??? started coming around almost every day. They became best friends.
??? came by after school one day too.
She wasn’t as good of a friend as ??? but she’s pretty cool too.
On the weekend, Poppy decided to try and sell all of the little things she’d collected recently.
Not only did she sell everything but the grown-ups at the community center started treating her like she wasn’t just an annoying little kid anymore.
One even mentioned to her that she could make money raising bugs. Most people either don’t like to do it or don’t have the time but the stuff they produce sells. Poppy spent most of her simoleans to buy a bug house and put it by the storage container where she keeps all the stuff she’s found. Yep, things are looking up for Poppy Gould.
Almost killed her!
Not sure why ??? has no family.
Best find yet!
Invitation for the bath… which she was kicked out of halfway through by someone else living there.
When I saw this I almost lost it. I would love to have found this table in the legacy household!
And, it’s good to know they sell eco-parts… and strangefruit?
Thanks to Lothirahoe’s amazing Sim Spawn Overhaul mod, Blayze here was the only sim from the other neighborhoods I saw and I’m sure he was there as a vampire walkby.
One day, she pulled a platter of grilled cheese out of a broken fridge she’d dug out of a dumpster.
Pretty rainbow despite all the muck.
Stuff she’s found so far…
Three showers, a fridge, and a store fridge thing.
Some artwork, a mounted fish, a career reward, and a diploma.
One of the Robinson cousins!
And a bunch of burnt crap.
I’m sorry! I can’t find the screenshots I took when I downloaded all of the sims! I swear I know I did and I’ve seen them recently but they aren’t in any folders that I can find. When I do find them I’ll add them to this chapter.
Note: I wrote this post like a week ago. If you hadn’t figured it out already I’m not playing them at the moment… or Sims 4 for that matter. I’ve had so many problems, so many bugs and frustrations, I just have no interest in continuing at this time. When I was having the problem with all of my sims autonomously doing the N.A.P. actions even with autonomy off I started looking for a Sims 3 challenge. I did find a mod to fix the problem but by then my heart just wasn’t in continuing on with the challenge. I kept saying I just want to get this over with and I’ve worked too hard on this to give up. My son suggested I leave it on a cliff-hanger and pick it up someday so that’s what I’m planning to do. It sucks but it is what it is.
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a bloopers and outtakes chapter. In most chapters, I either leave the stuff in the chapter or add them to the “extras” section. Originally, I’d planned to add in the plans for the future but this chapter ended up being so long I’ve decided to put all of that in a separate chapter. But, before that, how about a review?
Review of Chapters 1 and 2
Elijah’s parents died before I could take the “visiting the family” and wedding pics. I had to summon them, re-add them to the family, and bring them back to life using mods.
Kali often brought up her fear of commitment autonomously.
She actually did reject Malik’s proposals with no prompting from me.
Having the key to the house, which was originally the key to their dorms, Rez showed up while they were camping.
I had to download LitteSam’s “make everyone leave” mod for Kiara’s wedding because when they’d arrive at the park it would be full of townies despite the huge guest list.
When Kali told Malik she didn’t want to marry him at the wedding nobody reacted. They all just sat there like zombies smiling. But, before that, Rea tried to steal something and their reactions were so strong it canceled the wedding altogether. Everyone on the lot stopped to gasp at her. Geeze.
I got the idea for Jayceon Holt’s twin toddlers the day before those pictures were taken. Before that, I’d just planned to have Lane get some random girl pregnant himself since he’s non-committal. Oh, the irony.
Kali really did go to the hospital, which is why she’s in the gown in the picture. But, she didn’t have the baby there because the doctor never showed up. When she got home a bassinet appeared and she immediately gave birth by the door. Cool way of finding out the baby’s a spellcaster at least.
Kali’s obsession with magic was due to the internal struggle of good vs evil. I’m not sure if I managed to convey that in the pictures or not.
Also, I don’t know if anyone will pick up on the fact she was cursed three times. First she had unpredictable spells, then overcharged magic, then the wraith.
The first time the wraith showed up it scared the hell out of me even though I was getting annoyed waiting for it to show up so I could take screenshots.
The wraith itself isn’t the worst part of the curse. It’s the fact that they vomit constantly when it’s around leaving disgusting green puddles everywhere.
Originally, Kali’s story was supposed to go very differently. That was before I saw the struggle within her as a child and teen. She was supposed to be a total bitch and kidnap her daughter taking her to live in the slums and disappearing days at a time leaving her raised by a neighbor and sporadically showing up.
One version had the child returning to the Robinson’s house as a teen or young adult saying no she’s not a Robinson she’s a Marx. Yes, this whole thing started as a way to change their last name… then it snowballed.
After Elijah’s parents and Malik’s aunt died I turned aging off to make sure I got the screenshots I needed. As soon as I turned it back on, Brenna and then Branwen died… trying to mop a puddle in the basement.
I flagged Flynn no age to get the final screenshots of him placing his celebrity tile.
Unsure what to really do with them after Flynn died, and having no ideas for in-between screenshots, I fast-forwarded through Kiara’s pregnancy and Maverick’s baby days.
I spent close to 2 hours on Poppy’s outfits, mostly trying to find shirts that are interchangeable. With the many child shirts with a long-sleeved shirt underneath, there is not a single one that matches the coloring and style of another.
Pics and Stuff
While trying to get a romantic picture of Elijah proposing to Kiara, this guy popped out of the water completely distracting me!
In my struggle with the neighborhood action plans, I changed to the green energy one briefly. I’m not positive but I think these things break in the rain which is ridiculous if so. Anyway, one day I looked back and found Rez repairing them… in the rain.
At this point, I decided to get the family pictures updated and these popped up while taking them. Nothing like a little comic relief when sims are driving me crazy.
Is it cruel that I thought his expression was funny? I’ve actually only seen this happen one other time in my ISBI legacy and Kali did it twice.
I’m not sure why they added these calls only to the Eco Lifestyle pack but I thought it was pretty cool regardless.
You’ll see later that there were a few new births but this is the only one I took a screenshot of.
What was not cool? The fact that her second rejected proposal, which supposedly happened at the wedding but I actually took the screenshots of the day before, killed poor Malik.
I tried starting the wedding while only half of them were at the park and it didn’t give me the option to bring the others.
I went back to the house via manage worlds and had no option to bring them to the park! I ended up having to cancel and restart the wedding.
Yes, I added everyone to the household to get them to sit for the wedding. I didn’t realize until later I forgot Elijah’s sister, Gwen.
I don’t think your hand is supposed to bend like that! It happened a few other times too.
I used a lot trait to put everyone in their formalwear… which also affected the caterer who thought the cupcake machine was far superior to the stove. Thank goodness she at least made a cake!
Childish teen Elliot spent most of his time during the wedding in the basement playing with toys as did Jordon, the only child relative at the time.
Gwendolyn did indeed seem quite keen on Noemi Munch. Another completely unplanned turn in the story.
The leaving at the altar interaction is very short but kinda harsh. I wanted her to act conflicted not accusatory. Yikes.
I found the best way to remove sims from the household was to bring someone from their household there, shift+click them, and re-add them back. While playing one of the others trying to get all of the many sims added during the wedding out, Pixel aged to elder.
To my utter disappointment, Sweetheart decided she does not like the floor vaccume.
During the shots at Noemi’s house, her mom came over holding a clay bob and started arguing with her. She has no mean traits so I have no idea why.
Kali got this moodlet when she accidentally set fire to the apartment door.
This girl fell off her broom on the steps in the magic realm. It was hilarious.
Even the wraith was distracted by the neighbor’s loud music.
After feeding the sprites, Elijah hopped right into the water!!!
Holy moly that scared me!
When waiting for Flynn to place his tile, the bouncer nearby died. I had to cancel them all running over to watch.
Another phone call you only get with Eco Lifestyle.
And where I got the idea for Flynn’s mysterious secret wedding although I think I accidentally removed the moodlet before he got married with one of those moodlet solver-esque potions.
This popped up the day he died. Say what?
As you’ll see in the pictures below, almost everyone in their families died one after another. Yet another reason why I high-speeded through the last days.
I was waiting for two things before Kali could give birth ending the legacy. One was the final maxed skill.
The other was the final point in the fortune category which I didn’t realize they were close to achieving until near the end of the girl’s teen years.
My final legacy score was 101 out of a possible 107. I’m working on a secondary post-legacy points sheet at the moment for them because there are lots of things they can still do.
Since Brenna and Austin got together mostly because of her New Year’s resolution to be in a relationship I added make resolutions as her holiday tradition. Although, I temporarily removed all holidays near the end. Everyone was sad most of the time, story-wise they were supposed to be sad, and I’d changed it to 14-day seasons to accommodate the upcoming household rotation.
Writing the first chapter was extremely confusing considering the fact I took screenshots out of chronological order.
I’m going to have more creator credits at the end of this chapter but I thought this one deserved extra attention. Dubbed “the old lady” in all of her pre-written script, I’d planned for a southern type but instead found Renee.
Growing up with an erratic mother and cousin, it’s no surprise Jordon aged to teen erratic as well.
It’s a good thing he moved in with Brett since his parents and uncle died right after he aged up. The dog on the left is Baloo’s pup.
I had ??? have a second baby in hopes of getting her skintone to no avail. I don’t know if I want to try for a third or not.
Gwendolyn and Noemi married and adopted.
??? married. I changed his hair because like everyone has that hair!
I married Silas Bright’s girl to a man with yellow hair in hopes their child(ren) bring it back.
The other family member’s current status…
I really have no idea what to do with this Copeland decendant of Trey yet.
I decided to put all the other creator credits in the next chapter except this one since it’s relevant. I was pleased to see that moving the lots from the Heart & Soul save to this one showed the original creator.
A/N- As far as the story goes, the events in the three parts in this chapter happened simultaneously over several years. In sim-time it was just over one week in each. I’ll have more details on everything in the next chapter.
Part 1- Kali & Poppy
“Can you watch her for a few more hours this time?”
“They’re making me work overtime again. I swear I’ll pay you extra.”
“Why do I get the feeling your mama’s not really going to work, Poppy?”
“I’m sorry, Kiara. We didn’t know you were all looking for her. She was here nearly daily for awhile there and then stopped completely. It’s been a year at least since I’ve seen her. I will say that she was struggling with something, she was completely obsessed like she was trying to punish herself.”
“You can’t keep doing this, Kali. What are you running from?”
“There’s a specter. It’s chasing me! I swear, I’m not making it up!”
“A specter? I’ve seen nothing.”
“I swear, it’s there,” Kali cried.
“I can’t come back here. Can you watch her? They’ll find her and take her.”
“Please! I’ve got to get away from here!”
“You just want me to take your daughter?”
“Yes, please, they’ll find her,” Kali begged.
She tried to ask Kali who would find Poppy. Why were they chasing her. What kind of trouble was she in. But, Kali was too far gone. She screamed and ran into the elevator.
What Kali meant but was unable to articulate in her fear was can you look after her until her family finds her. But, Renee thought they were in some kind of trouble and someone was going after the daughter next. She decided to take her to the last place anyone would think to look for her.
Part 2- The Marx Household
As time went by with no word about Kali, Malik became despondent. But, time marches on.
With so much sadness and death in the family already and more to come soon, Pixel was given a bit more time.
Flynn knew he had little time left. With so much going on he’d almost forgotten to place his star. Then, he saw the actress he had a short fling with several years back.
So much sadness. So much loss. Both Elijah and Malik lost their own parents as well.
But, Kiara had good news to share.
Welcome to the craziness, Maverick Marx.
Part 3- Poppy
“I’m sorry sweetie, you were a blessing to me late in life but my time is up.”
“You can’t stay here when I’m gone.”
“Remember what I taught you. I grew up on these streets. It’s not so bad.”
“What’s my other name? They asked me when I went for school.”
“Well dear, I don’t quite know. When your mama said it I thought it sounded like hold. I didn’t think to ask her about it again.”
“Hold? Maybe it’s like Gold. Maybe I’m really rich and my family will find me and I’ll live like a princess!”
“Gould is a fine name. Let me sign that school form. And don’t go wasting your life dreaming girl. Whoever was lookin’ for your mama wasn’t any nice rich family. You make your own fortune. Don’t count on anybody to do it for you.”
“You be careful. Don’t draw attention to yourself. If there really was a specter chasing your mama it’s not to be messed with.”
And so, Penelope Robinson’s new life began… as Poppy Gould.
A/N- Anyone who’s read my stories for a long time knows how much I dislike storytelling and struggle with dialogue. I much prefer commentary style writing. But, there are times, like this, when there’s a transition in the story that can only be done this way. There will likely only be one more chapter like this before it goes back to the regular style and we start the new thing. Because, with the birth of the first baby of the 10th generation, the Robinson legacy is officially complete.
Elijah loves being outdoors and Kiara just loves watching Elijah.
It didn’t take long before her presence distracted him.
He’d been waiting for the perfect moment and this seemed like it.
Kiara didn’t really care where they were or how he asked only that he did and they were getting married.
They went to share the news with Elijah’s family. His cousin Karl was really excited.
As was his mom Isadora, his uncle Devan…
His sister Gwendolyn, his father Levi…
And his uncle Tad.
After having a little fun in the hot tub Malik mentioned they could make it a double wedding.
Kali freaked out saying she wasn’t ready to get married yet.
The family decided to take another trip to Granite Falls to celebrate.
Malik got some advice from Rez, who is unflirty and never been married himself.
He was so excited he could hardly concentrate enough to fish with the others.
His excitement didn’t last long.
Kali was furious.
She’d just told him a few days ago she wasn’t ready.