04-08-19_5-45-58 PM

TS4→ Multiverse 1.11: Almost Like Old Times


Stratus Burne O3/P6/R1

It is the first rotation of the Parallel Moon phase in Stratus Burne’s 3rd Orbit. Current weather forecast: please for all that is holy make the rain stop!


The Sands household

Is it wrong that I was more excited seeing Ragtime than the rest of the family? He was my favorite Ash Shore cat after-all.

Awe so sweet. I love this little country kitchen.

They didn’t have a dining table yet.

I kept hearing a dog singing outside. Then Dynamo came in and I realized with all the cat excitement I’d forgotten him!

Some things never change. Our resident dog lover is still the one who coddles Ragtime the most.

Is there a reason we’re all chatting in the bathroom?

Vroom!

Yet another household requiring the help of the little zapper.

What strangers?! And if I removed this moodlet it re-appeared within minutes. I swear most of the childhood phases from Parenthood are broken.

The boys went to school and we were back to the same dynamic we had between Aimee and Zion from day one. Her doing woodworking while he writes with lots of flirting as they work.

Sadly, it appears that none of Ragtime’s anti-fear training stuck when they crossed over.

Dangit! I really needed them to get some work done.

Actually, Zion was about to leave for work. I’m not sure why I got him a job I think I’m going to have him quit. Most of the guests were tense from the never-ending freaking thunderstorm.

Seriously Rhys?! Are you kidding me? Talk about inappropriate timing. I don’t blame her for saying no.

The whole weird proposal seemed to be forgotten. I turned on the little zapper again hoping it might fix some of their moods. I don’t think it does that though, unfortunately.

Non cat lovers sharing their love of cats perhaps?

Drew really is a cat lover.

When the boys arrived home from school everyone was still there.

Dante went right upstairs to his room to work at his art desk.

And Axel grabbed a cupcake and introduced himself to Brielle.

No Issac, I wasn’t really proposing to your sister in such a silly fashion. It was just a joke. Ha ha *cough* joke.

Everyone left and Aimee could finally get back to her woodworking. Poor Flash tripped and I noticed Dynamo scooting under the couch.

Mom took a break from woodworking to play a few games of chess with Axel. Our resident geniuses gotta stick together.

When Zion arrived home from work Axel ran out to greet him and then realized it was still storming. Dude, it never stopped!

Sweet nontheless.

You too, Dante?

You’ve got to be kidding me!

That’s better. Geeze. I feel like they don’t know how to react to this rain.

Meanwhile, Ragtime snoozes away. Flash wonders when he can get into that cat stand.

Dante got his dad’s creative side. I actually really like the fact that Aimee is so logical while Zion is so creative. One of the reasons I decided to change the way I do chemistry matches.

I noticed that Dynamo had no clothes. I figured he could go full dino!

Also, did you notice we now have a table and chairs? Aimee made them!

Such close brothers. Reminds me of Hayden and Devin. And Tanzi and Daisi too I suppose.

Dad noticed Dante was drawing. Not sure if an author is much help with art.

Then it was bedtime. I don’t think I’ve taken any pics of Axel’s room. It’s in the basement. There’s literally nothing in there so no point in hanging out. I suppose we’ll get a better handle on his personality as time goes by and can add some stuff. Plus, they were broke when I first set up this house.

Dynamo had been trying to get someone to wake up and walk him. Silly pup.

It’s that day we’ve all been waiting for!

Ohmygosh Fidget looks like a carbon copy of Ragtime! Flash is a bit of a better mix although he might just be like a Gucci with Ragtime’s fur.

Fidget had been dropping hairballs all over the place. It’s kinda annoying that they can shed as a kitten or puppy but you can’t brush them until they age up.

I just love this family. It’s a shame nobody got Aimee’s red hair.

Fidget got a sushi costume. So, we have taco Ragtime and Sushi Fidget.

Oh joy another pet to train. Is it just me or is it a lot harder to deal with cats? I mean dogs don’t scratch stuff or climb onto tables to sample human food.

Awe so sweet. The boys were off to their scout meeting.

Trying to get a little work done. The only income they really have so far is Aimee’s woodworking and she’s been mostly working on the table and chairs.

Flash got a handsome bowtie. I think it gives him a mysterious Bondish look. Flash uh… that doesn’t work without a last name. Sands, Flash Sands?

The boys got home and I was restless so they went to the community center.

Wow don’t be so overenthusiastic there, Dante.

Aimee met Ethan and they played some chess. Which is good, he needs logic for his job.

Zion chatted with Thatcher. Hmm it would be nice if they could all became friends. I really need to concentrate on friendships and family relationships more.

erhaps Axel has a bit of an artistic side as well? Too bad there isn’t an architect career or something like that.

And then, the toddlers arrived led by Stefano.

He made a beeline for the stairs and the playroom. Silly goose kept giggling to himself.

The little girl… ugh I never remember any of their names… went into the rain to play in the ball pit. Freaking rain.

Zion headed over to play dolls too. I keep forgetting he’s childish.

I was confused when I saw this little girl’s last name is Knapp. Same as Bree’s sons. Then I remembered that their dad had married that mail lady and they had a baby.

Hayden doing some major concentrating on whatever he was doing.

This cutie came in the door and just stood there like this. Like look at me you want me to marry one of your kids someday right? His parents are Kierian and Chana. I had to look, lol.

Stefano left that toy there. Guess I’ll need to buy him a new one.

He must have been outside playing basketball in the rain. I thought it was funny that both librarians had the same outfit.

Devin went inside to join his brother on the computer. Madelyn looks so annoyed. But then again practically everyone is with this rain.

Dante had gone back down to draw some more and chatted with Dion.

I put in some little zappers. For some reason I thought they cleared bad moodlets or maybe sickness. I think once the upcoming patch mayhem dies down I’m going to ask Coolspear if he can make one like that for public lots.

Calix arrived and went right to the bunny to yell at it. What is up with him? Both Parker and Jozef are so mild mannered.

Grandpa Ethan found him and told him a story or something.

This little sweetie asked Zion for a hug. Probably needed comforted after being outside in the rain. She’s the little blond boy’s cousin. Chana’s twin brother’s daughter.

They got home pretty late so all went to bed.

Cat or dog they all wake up everyone!

I don’t think Dynamo’s dino costume is making him feel brave.

Look four chairs! Hurray!

So freaking cute!

They hadn’t even played with the gaming system so I didn’t realize they had it.

Flash is afraid either of it or the TV.

Gotta stay ahead on all that brushing when there’s a hairy pet in the house. Sims lose their minds over a few hairballs.

The boys went back to scouts and Zion to work. A few lazy hours of grinding out woodwork to sell so I could get them stuff for the house.

The boys are home. Why do those uniforms make them look chubby?

The little upstairs bath was done so I started on the basement one which only has the new washer and dryer in it. All the walls and flooring are done as well as lights in all the rooms.

Let me straighten your bowtie there son. This may actually be the first time I’ve seen Ragtime interact with them. He’s such an aloof cat.

Ugh, here we go.

Oh gosh Ragtime is there anything you’re not afraid of? Oh, that’s right, his bathtub love.

Extras…

Both Aimee and Zion are irresponsible. It’s fun choosing the “wrong” answers.

Our handsome family.

I really like this feature.

So funny!

I think Dynamo wasn’t too sure about being held at first. He looks like a puppet.

Chapter 1.12 Welch household

04-02-19_11-35-12 AM

TS4→ Multiverse 1.7: Top Notch


Stratus Burne O3/P6/R1

It is the first rotation of the Parallel Moon phase in Stratus Burne’s 3rd Orbit. Current weather forecast: unending rain.

The Flint-Hall household

The family tree is outdated and, like with Rhys, I had to make Sierra Enzo’s foster daughter to get her on the tree.

Yes, I know it’s raining. The most annoying part is that changing the setting to no thunderstorms isn’t affecting it at all so I’m constantly removing tense moodlets.

I feel like I’m starting every single chapter with “this or that pet was sick.”

Dion’s birthday was the third day so I was really looking forward to that.

Ugh. Please stay inside.

There you go, talk to the dog.

Somehow, I didn’t realize it was that random mischief day. Thankfully, cancelling it made them all stop. That air horn gets on my nerves quick. Looks like Tobias agrees.

This is around the time that I noticed this. I missed another one!

I think I was taking these pics of Dion at the time.

I decided it was probably best to get everyone’s work tasks and such done. Tricia’s in Business so she was writing reports. I was actually thrilled I finally have a sim with the right traits for that career.

Sierra’s going for Author/Journalist. I know it’s odd they’re in different spots now, I had to restart. Tobias is going to be a freelance photographer. (If the game doesn’t keep freezing up on me.) And Enzo isn’t sure what he wants to do yet so he’s doing cooking since his skill is high.

Nooo Enzo! Don’t do it! Chatterbox run!

Once all the work stuff was done they just chilled out.

And I realized that since I had to go back to an earlier save they were no longer engaged. They’d already done it once autonomously so I figured I’d just do it myself.

The first time around I’d remembered to lock the doors, the second time I didn’t.

Taking a pic of the cute doctor play and a Puddin’ butt got in the way!

Oh Dion, I hope you weren’t playing in that toilet!

Mac’n’cheese for breakfast.

Zeke off to his first day of school.

Sierra didn’t need to go to work until a few hours after the others so she started her first book. A comedy! Poor Chatterbox doesn’t know what to think about that tapping.

Tobias was supposed to be giving Dion a bath but when I looked they were playing.

And, looking at his skills, I realized that Dion was very close to maxing his thinking skill and getting Top Notch Toddler!

Fable came home from school with Zeke.

I was very excited. It’s nice having some children again. For a while there it was just toddlers, Aryana, and Madelyn.

She looks so much like Rowen here it’s scary! It’s the darned tense moodlet from the never-ending storm!

Awe! Puddin’ ran to greet Tricia at the door.

Tobias took a pic of Zeke with his new camera… and froze up my game.

Way to ruin the mood, Tricia.

The toddlers drive me crazy when it rains. They want to wander outside but then they get out there and freak because of the rain.

He asked his brother for block help.

Three helpers is a bit overboard don’t you think?

Awe so sweet. This is about the time I realized that Dion had been in his PJs most of the day since he had a short sleep after his bath.

Is it just me or do they look constipated? As with Layla and Rhys, I took a bit of liberty with Tricia and Sierra putting their relationship further than it technically was last we’d seen them.

Sierra was the only one awake when Dion got up. I wanted to test the theory that asking why is a quick way to get their thinking skill up. (Thanks Heavenly Sims)

Why does it keep raining? When is my party?

LOL! I may have overdone it.

I’ll ask my own why… why are y’all crowded in this room?

Tricia and Enzo went to get ready for work and Dion turned his questions to his dad.

Sierra was on the laptop again. Don’t fall off of the table!

Awe yea that’s the spot.

Fable arrived home from school with Zeke again.

And I managed to get a short video to show the crazy difference between their voices!

Since everyone would be home soon, Tobias baked Dion’s cake.

Puddin’ became very insistent about a walk.

I’d hoped just leashing her and walking around the house would appease her but no. So I had him ask her to do her business right outside the back door. That worked.

Tricia seems to be fitting into the family quite well. First day Puddin’ greeted her after work and the second it was Dion! Enzo doesn’t seem pleased.

Now that everyone was home it was time! Why can’t they just stand in place and cheer them on?

And there he is!

Dion and Zeke are actually biological brothers but I feel like they look very different.

A hug before bed.

Extras…

The sims were driving me crazy. Both Enzo and Tobias and sometimes even the girls kept going outside to talk to or research the plants… in the storm. This household actually took me several days to play because their autonomous actions were getting on my nerves so much.

I was looking for Chatterbox so that Tobias could lecture him for knocking over trash and couldn’t find him. That mane is like camouflage.

Why are you walking the dog all the way out here, Jozef? Maybe he’s reminding me their household is next?

1.8 Hunter-Hensley household

03-11-19_5-34-54 PM

TS4→ Ash Shore T3/R1: Nothing’s Changed


It is the summer rotation of the 3rd Turning in Ash Shore’s 1st Rhythm.


Flint-Hall household

Double the toddler cuteness. You’re going to laugh though. My first thought about the pets was “there are only two?”

And who can forget Enzo and Tobias.

Why are you eating out here, Dion?

Zeke ate in the kitchen while chatting with Puddin’.

You’d think that they would learn. But no. All of them slip there or the other puddle a little ways down.

Awe so sweet giving Puddin’ a brushing.

It’s funny but at the same time what the heck guys?

Finally done eating, the boys make a beeline for the gramophone.

Lucca goes over to show them some moves.

I think he got a little carried away.

You would think that after all this time I would be less gooey about these two. Nope. I fear I’m as guilty of being in love with these two as I ever was. I swear that’s a book quote. Jane Austen I believe but darned if I could find it.

It may be pouring but we do have a little overhang. There’s the desert area but it has nothing for toddlers.

So cute. Zeke’s actually going to be a child soon.

Look! It’s Smeagie!

This is not how I’d expected to see all of these sims again.

Seriously Dean, didn’t you just slip in that same puddle?

Even Khaled back there is wondering when the rain will stop.

So sweet. Looked like Tobias had more fun.

Awe Puddin’.

Vicente says a hello to Siggy.

While his sister-in-law gets hit by lightning nearby.

The lion mane makes Chatterbox brave. Naw, it was just play no fighting between these two.

Finally, I couldn’t take the rain any longer. They have nothing but a few toys at home.

As always, Enzo and Tobias are in their own little world.

Auntie Sierra stopped by to visit. I actually forgot she moved out. I’m so used to the kids sticking around in Stratus Burne.

Enough toy time. Now what to do? A chat with Chatterbox for Dion.

Hugs and flashcards for Zeke.

A run for Puddin’.

Seriously? There’s no difference between that outfit and the other! I swear I had a mod to stop them overheating in athletic wear.

While Tobias made his way home, Zeke and Dion got flashcards. Zeke’s kinda old at this point but there’s not much else to do.

I noticed how pretty the sky is and had to take a few landscape pics.

No scratchin’!

I don’t think biting the lid is going to help, Dion.

Dad gave him some pomello slices instead.

Adorable goofballs. But, it’s time to move on.

Extras…

Oh heck no I don’t think so! You’re in the wrong world buddy! It’s so separate in my mind that I had a hard time understanding how he was in Ash Shore at first.

T3/R1- Young household

03-02-19_12-11-09 PM

TS4→ Ash Shore T3/R1: Surprise Kittens!


It is the summer rotation of the 3rd Turning in Ash Shore’s 1st Rhythm.


Sands household

Here we are at the Sands household aka Aimee and Zion’s. It had popped up when I was playing another household that a cat gave birth. I didn’t recognize the cat’s name so I didn’t pay attention.

Then I arrived and saw the little scamps and this cat Gucci and it all came back to me. They’re Ragtime’s kittens!!

Sorry Gucci. You can go live with the other near-elder stray pets.

Taking a gander at the relationship panel you can see that the kittens are very different looking. The game gave them awesome names which I’ve decided to keep.

We have to make sure Ragtime knows he’s appreciated even if there are two cuties in the house.

Dion wandered off to talk to some other kids and I was wondering why the heck he’s so small. Then it occurred to me he’d just aged up to toddler. I actually haven’t played them since then!

While taking this hilarious picture of Ragtime…

I noticed that they still have his toddler bed! Look at little Dynamo under Axel’s bed.

This left me in a quandary. How the heck do we get a new bed? I suppose that will have to wait. If you don’t remember I actually have an age limit on baby making in Ash Shore so no concerns there.

Looking around I saw Dion still chatting over here.

And Axel completing a project.

Enough you two! I swear they’re insatiable. And sheesh don’t step on that kitten!

Aimee went to the supply depot but there weren’t any beds except toddler ones there. She went across the street next to see if they had any. After-all they had 3 teenagers at one point. Not a one!

I wracked my brain trying to remember who else had a teenager that recently aged up that might still have one. Finally I remembered Vincente’s family. Whew! Problem solved.

Back home I thought Aimee and Zion could get a little work done. Axel began training Dynamo. I’m so used to my large dogs in Stratus Burne I kept forgetting that he’s not a large puppy!

Dion was doing a little fishing behind the house. I realized later he hadn’t joined scouts yet.

Kitty cuteness.

By then, everyone was hungry.

Aha! Booger is here!

Yes! I love that mod!

The dustcloud from this was going into the kitchen. So funny.

This is when I realized I hadn’t paused anyone’s pregnancies. Sorry if this confuses you, I played this before whatever household that the births were announced in.

See? Tanya has no baby bump yet. It’s so fun seeing everyone and look it’s not raining. I swear if I’d known that it would rain here every day after this I wouldn’t have spent so much time at home.

Again, just gushing over seeing my sims.

Snoozer!!!!!!!! Oh, and Michelle. LOL

I swear I’m just lost on what to do with them all. At least Aimee has a useful skill. Zion doesn’t publish his books (no publisher duh) so they really aren’t useful other than for people to read.

So much cuteness.

Looking around I saw some of the other sims chatting over here. Ironically, this is the same spot there were sims congregating in my last Stratus Burne chapter. I also realized I’m going to have to give all the sims that aren’t mine the antiseptic trait. Ugh.

I saw Tanya and Stephan over here flirting. Demetrius (is that his name?!) seemed clueless.

Vrooooom! LOL That toy has been there sooo long. I think since Casen’s little brother Callum was a toddler.

Awe so sweet. They were all tired so I decided to move on to the next house.