Monday, March 7, 2011

Round 1 Complete!

WOW that took awhile.  This hood is HUGE already.  I'm going to have to really watch the population when all of the original toddlers start preparing to have families of their own.  Hopefully they will match up well with each other over all, and Risky will play nice.  :)  My points (just for fun) at the end of round 1 are as follows

60 for the 60 Original sims (all living)
+ 4 for 4 new sims: Camden, Shelby, Toby and Hailey
+ 3 for Neighborhood Net Wealth.  Currently at: $262,096

That is a totle of 67 points so far.

I think I give myself about 10 extra points for just surviving some of those houses.  Especially since no kids were ever officially taken by the social worker.  (Other than the glitching Potts house...although that seems fixed now, and all children are intact.

This hood has been a ball to play so far, and I hope you will stick with me to find out what new surprises are in store for Winter.  With all of the houses now established, and families not needing to scrape back quite as much we should start to see more relationship develop, and I'm sure ACR and InTeen with Risky WooHoo will cause some mass chaos soon.

Corcoran 1

Year 1-6 (Fall) - Baby, Baby, I want a Baby

Corcoran Family:
Corky Corcoran - Female Adult - Family - Marry off 6 Children - Aquarius

Corky wants to marry off 6 kids...which means she needs a baby daddy.  First thing she did was head down to the General Store and check out all the guys.  We are in luck!  A two-bolter is there.  This is Toby Bruenig.
Corky spent a lot of time getting to know him, and even had a small, fairly casual date.  They really hit it off.
So good in fact that when she called him over later that day ACR heated it up some more.  I think these two are going to be together soon.
The welcome wagon  stopped by and had some familiar faces, and one very familiar face.

Marshall Upton.  Now Corky and Marshall had done quite a bit of flirting at his house this round, but it hadn't ever gone anywhere at that point.  Corky was also fairly discouraged because her WooHoo (unprotected) with Toby hadn't gotten her pregnant.
Toby came by the next day, as did Marshall and Corky was with the encounters.  She even got to meat Toby's friend Shelby Barrett, who just moved in up the street.
FINALLY, after many failed attempts Corky found herself pregnant.  Ok, well at this moment she is just sick, but we all know what that means.
Pregnancy has finally arrived for Corky.  But who is the daddy?  Is is the town Casanova or Toby Bruenig?

Toby Bruenig, Sagittarius
Male Adult, Knowledge
Become Captain Hero
Turn ons: Full Face Make-up and Custom Hair
Turn off:  Fitness

Well Corky decided it didn't matter who, she only wanted Toby.  The baby needed a father either way.  So Toby moved in and changed his look.  He's actually fairly handsome with the right hair and glasses.
In true Knowledge sim fashion Toby quickly gets down to business learning skills.  Or at least he tries too...
His very pregnant roommate sets the house on fire.  Luckily they had a smoke detector and the firemen saved the day.  Luckily Corky quickly took care of her needs so no miscarriage occurred.
Toby: So we are friends, and roommates right?
Corky: Of course we are friends....

Toby: ...and so we are just friends that kiss?
Probably not the best discussion to be having, or motive to be questioning of a pregnant lady.  Corky would love for this to be more than friends that kiss....but having the baby kind of comes first in the priority list.
Closer to baby number one.  The second baby (or maybe babies) to be more in Fellowship One.  Another generation two is almost here.
Even though Corky was very pregnant she wanted to get out of the house, so Saturday at the lake still occurred.  Everything went well and Toby even caught a few fish.
Ahhh....see Toby you are friends that kiss and cuddle....of course this was quickly followed by some woohooing I think it safe to say they are locked together now.
Apparently that woohoo did the trick too.  Toby was getting ready for work when Corky ran in, and in true sims style, prepared to give birth in the bathroom.  Toby didn't get a chance to stay, he had his first day on the job to think about.  At 7:40 PM on Oct 27th in year 6 a new baby was born!
It's only one baby and sadly it's a girl.  I was hoping for a boy to carry on the family name, but I guess this little one will just have to do it, since I want to get Corky married eventually.  She is a cute little thing, and has brown hair and brown eyes.....she is Marshal Upton's daughter!  She will get BC Popular name #23, Hailey.
Welcome to the world Hailey Corcoran.  She is very cute, and I love that little nose!
When Toby got home he went to one knee and asked Corky to be his wife.  She of course provided a resounding yes!  They may wait for a little while to get married, or they may marry right away, I haven't decided.  Winter is headed to Fellowship One now, and with that will come all new stories, and likely some drama now that the residents are settled in.

Roma 1

Year 1-6 (Fall) - Who's Idea was this Party Anyway?

Roma Family:
Donatella Roma - Female Teen - Knowledge - Become Mad Scientist - Leo
Carmine Roma - Male Toddler - Gemini
Guido Roma - Male Toddler - Cancer

The Roma's actually scored a house that was completed inside and out.  It was a bit easy when there are only three sims to buy beds/cribs for.  It is a tiny little house on a pretty small plot of land, but it was their new home.

Donatella is such a good big sister.  If I had let her I think she would have just played with her brothers the entire time.
The welcome wagon for this family didn't hold anyone from the neighborhood, and actually only consisted of these too....who apparently are a bit of an item.  They made out in front of the babies most of the time they were on the lot.  To save on food Donatella got a fish from their lake, and just ate left overs for most of the week until the boys grew up.  Everything else she sold.
The twins Huggle all the time and played really well together.  It was very cute.
The game must have taken pity on Donatella because the nanny was amazing.  She cleaned, she took care of the toddlers, and she even met toddler wants, like to snuggle.
She would even play peek-a-boo.  I have NEVER seen a nanny do this before.

The nanny took such good care of the twins that Donatella was able to come home, have fun, get her homework done and get plenty of sleep each night with minimal care needed to any of the three.  Donatella was able to get an A+ easy in school.
By year 4 it was time for the toddlers to become children, so Donatella invited the only people she really knew, including her steady boyfriend Risto Cooprider.

First it was Carmine....I think.  I am having trouble telling these two apart and should really get them different haircuts when I visit next.
He grew up very well, and very handsome to the cheering of the crowd.
Guido was next and his brother really got into the celebration on this one.
Looking almost exactly like his brother he also grew up very well.  The twins are no longer toddlers, and that means all of the original toddlers are all grown up.  No more teens with toddlers!  YAY!!!
The party was going so well, the boys had their big boy beds, and while Donatella was in showing Risto disaster struck!  JAMES JENKINS!!!  They have been friends for awhile, and James is kind of into Donatella, but he's a romance sim!  Risto was crushed, and slapping matches were in full swing.  Who's idea was the stupid party?  It totally messed everything up.  Luckily they are young!
Luckily, while all the fighting was going on the boys were out fishing in their lake.  They do most things together...
Including catching boots.  At least it made them some money.
Carmine brought home a friend from school, she's been coming home with everyone, but I cannot remember her name.  She isn't one of the original toddlers though, so sorry Carmine.  Those toddlers were will matched up together as much as possible.  The town is going to exploding as it is as soon as they all graduate.

Donatella made sure her brothers learned how to study.  I felt so bad no one was there to teach her.  She rolled a want for it every day.
The family had a massive cleaning day.  Everyone pitched in to get the house in tip top shape.  Every surface was cleaned and made to sparkle.
Saturday at the lake was very much needed to get Donatella out of the house.  Things were still pretty rocky between her and Risto...although they were getting better, and he "hated" her less.  The three enjoyed the quite time together.
Guido did stop and talk to Temperance for quite awhile (she's a little old for you, but still the right idea.).  Meanwhile Carmine stopped and talked to Clara Brooks.  That might work out in the future.
As fall ended and winter loomed over the house Risto and Donatella seemed to be getting back on track.  James was skulking around outside the house however, so I'm sure we haven't seen the last of this drama yet.

Norwood 1

Year 1-6 (Fall) - A Whole Lot of Loving Going On

Norwood Family:
Beulah Norwood - Female Elder - Romance - WooHoo with 20 Different Sims - Taurus
Channing Norwood - Male Adult - Pleasure - Become a Game Designer - Libra

Bruce Norwood - Male Teen - Family - Raise 20 Puppies or Kittens - Gemini
Maxwell Norwood - Male Child - Aquarius
Shasta Norwood - Female Child - Capricorn

The Norwoods are an interesting family.  There are at least plenty of people around to help with the children, and MOST of them have a completely doable LTW.  The welcome wagon arrived at their mostly finished house and consisted of Corky and the town stud Marshal Upton.
The twins, Shasta and Maxwell, really get along quite well and were 2 of the closest family members in the bunch.  The rest of the family had to build up some relationship points.
Beulah, being the Romance sim that she is wastes no time in getting to know Marshall Upton, Fellowship One's resident Casanova, at least for now. Every girl that lays eyes on him, no matter the age, wants him.  Beulah is no different.

Beulah spent a lot of time displaying her soft side to me.  She went into the twins room and tucked them each in a couple of times throughout the fall.  She really is good with the kids, and quite sweet.
The twins were, luckily, old enough to entertain themselves, and when you have a twin you like, you constantly have a play mate.  Good thing for these two since they were in the background a bit while I focused on getting the family some money.
Casanova strikes gold.  Beulah invited him over and ACR took over and did the rest.  They are kind of cute, but Beulah has desires much bigger than Marshall Upton.
Bruce did bring a friend over on day after school, as you see in the background, but they have no attraction and are going to just be friends.
This household was always full of people.  The kids all brought friends home, the adults had friends and, ahem, lovers,  over quite often, and so there was never a shortage of social interactions.  One again Beulah steps into the spotlight of being a terrific grandmother.

A study session with the boys.  Don't worry Shasta learned to study too.  Channing has taken a back seat in the blog, but I was busy with him too.  He needs to find a girl to move in....and he had his heart set on one.
The 3 kids really bonded over shared meals.  So much of the time I wouldn't catch them before they went to bed early and they would walk up in the middle of the night.  Midnight snacks of leftovers were the favorite past time.
The house is far from completed, as this short truly shows.  They barely had windows, and doors.
Beulah took and early morning down to the General Store, and met a couple of very attractive younger men she thought would be nice additions to her...erm....woohoo collection.
When the family was finally able to afford an easel, Maxwell spent hours on it.  Seriously, he would wake up and paint, come home from school and paint.  Shasta even tried to entice him to dance with her, but he was glued to that easel.
Channing's heart was set on this woman Shelby Barrett.  I wanted to say no, I mean she isn't that pretty.  Plus, when I found out her aspiration is Romance, I REALLY was screaming no....
But neither Channing, Shelby or ACR cared what I wanted.  I guess he really wanted someone that reminded him of his mother...sadly.  At least he is a Pleasure sim, so it's not TOTALLY incompatible.
All the homework, late midnight snacks and painting really paid off for the kids.  Bruce came home with an A+......

As did Shasta...
AND Maxwell.  WOOHOO!!!  Way to go kids!  I love this picture of Maxwell, he looks SO happy. Probably because he's home and can get back to painting.  I'm hoping he's a knowledge sim, because he really only wants to skill.
Most of the family does, occasionally, sit down for a meal. Channing didn't do a whole lot of interacting with the kids and left their care mostly up to his mother.

Family day at the lake happened, as it does all over town, on Saturday.  There were a lot of familiar faces, and some not familiar ones.  Beulah found a couple more potential loves in this group.
Everyone really got into the feel of fishing.  I think the kids caught the most fish out of all of them and they will make very good meals.
Shelby Barrett, Libra
Female Adult, Romance
WooHoo 20 Different Sims
Turn ons: Make-up and Creative
Turnoff: Hard Working

Channing finally decided to ask Shelby Barrett to move in with him, and she brought $15,000 with her!  She quickly got a makeover and looks a lot better.  They quickly used the money to finish the house, add doors windows and the like.  The family was so used to the grass though they picked out very green carpet.

Shelby and the kids all spent some time bonding, especially since the family was able to by a chess set.  This was a super popular item!  With this brings the close of fall for another family.
Points: +1 New Sim (Shelby Barrett)