Beulah Norwood - Female Elder - Romance - WooHoo with 20 Different Sims - Taurus
Channing Norwood - Male Adult - Pleasure - Become a Game Designer - Libra
Shelby Barrett - Female Adult - Romance - WooHoo with 20 Different Sims - Libra
Maxwell Norwood - Male Teen - Pleasure - Have 50 1st Dates - Aquarius
Shasta Norwood - Female Teen - Pleasure - Become Game Designer - Capricorn
Last Round: Maxwell joined in the dating marathon getting to his 21st first date. Bruce headed off to university after being mostly ignored the entire round. Shelby and Channing spent time together.
The summer is here for the Norwood's and we start out with a pretty quiet fairly normal looking house. Channing gets up many mornings and reads the paper while his mother plays on the computer, or watching TV together.
Beulah is running very far behind on lovers so we decide to get the gypsy lady over for her to find a date with. (Editor's Note: At this moment in playing I COMPLETELY forgot Maxwell wanted 50 1st dates) The gypsy lady drops off the date and Beulah gets to know him.
Maxwell is trying to get to know the girl he brought home from school...I see her a lot but can't remember her name. They are becoming decent friends but will never be more than that.
However, whatever they ended up doing caused Shelby to feel Maxwell cheated on her. They had had a very interesting relationship last round, however, I don't think they ever slept together, but Shelby is apparently very possessive of him. Even in the midst of it all Channing think Shelby is HOT.
When Channing heads off to work on days that Shelby doesn't have to her continues to work on getting her 20 WooHoo's in. It's going to take her awhile, but she's building up plenty of relationships.
Even though she herself is a romancer Beulah doesn't really like the way Shelby is treating her little boy behind his back. They are NOT friends in this house, and Shelby is just waiting for the day she dies.
Unfortunately, that day wasn't too far off....although it's been rumored that Shelby may have hurried that day along a little bit, but there isn't enough evidence to say for sure. Beulah lived a pretty successful life, even if she never reached her LTW. On October 5 of year 18 at 6:18 PM Beulah went into the other life.
Shelby "comforts" Channing in the only way she really knows how. It might have also been a bit of a celebration on Shelby's part. Beulah was gone and could torture her no more.
Suddenly Maxwell remember (as do I) that he wants 50 1st dates and he got to 21 last season. So once again the circus of dates begins. It's a good way to keep him mind off his grandma's death.
This date is going great for Maxwell so she sticks around a little longer than the others. Shelby is also chatting with one of the friends that was brought home from school today.
Channing, the good father he actually is, checks in and spends some time with Shasta. She also took the death of her grandmother a bit hard, but is coping well.
Maxwell gets dates 23 through 26 out of the way quickly, some what as a way of coping, somewhat as a way to feel good again, and somewhat just for something to do. It his his LTW after all, he probably should focus on it.
On Friday Maxwell decides it's time for him and Shasta to have cell phones so he goes and gets them some at Inter@ctive. Then he hangs out for a bit.
Then it's back to the dating cycle where we gets dates 27, 28 and 29 out of the way. He may not make it all the way through before he goes to Uni like Temperance did, but he's going to be close I think.
Shasta remembers she is a pleasure sim and decides she would like a date as well. With the gypsy on the lot it's the perfect time to ask for one, and she gets a cute girl.
Saturday, which is typical in this hood, the family takes a trip down to the lake. While there Channing and Shelby enjoy themselves, and Maxwell and Shasta talk about moving to college.
During their time at the lake, which isn't quite as full as it usually is the good witch shows up. Shelby is always looking for friends and ways she might be able to get more lovers so she goes and says hi.
Sadly, Maxwell gets picked to be a target by the pick pocket and he falls for all the tricks. Luckily he didn't loose too much money, but after that the family decided it was time to go home. (Editor's Note: I try really hard not to control anything while they are at the lake, but I wanted to stop the pickpocket so bad.)
Once they are back at home Channing spends some more time with his daughter and Maxwell decides to have some fun with the bubble blower. Being a family of many pleasure/romance sims the bubble blower is very popular.
After a nice break with the bubble blower it's time for Maxwell to get back to dating. We get started with dates 30 and 31. One we recognize and would love to have her join the hood, but Maxwell isn't really interested.
Shasta also wants to get in on the dating action and asks for a date of her own. She gets one of the vacation townies and talks with the gypsy for awhile. Shasta is looking for someone she can come home to if university doesn't offer her any opportunities.
While Shasta is enjoying her date Maxwell continues to speed through dates 32 and 33. He is on a mission to finish as many dates as possible. With such a late start this season he's got plenty of catching up to do.
Unfortunately for Shasta the day isn't going as well as she hoped and she comes home fired from her job, due to a poor chance card. Shasta can see her scholarship slipping out of her grasp.
To absolutely no one's surprise Maxwell is still going strong on his dating, reaching number 34 now, who is also a vacation sim.
Then Shasta's day goes from bad to worse when she crosses paths with a stunk and stupidly tries to pet it.
Shelby decides the kids may have the right idea using the gypsy to bring in dates so she decides to go ask for one of her own. I think this is Merlin that drops into the yard.
Maxwell is back at it dates 36 and 37. He is one quite a roll and feels great. For awhile he forgot how exhilarating it is to have at least ok dates, even if they are short.
The family, minus Maxwell since he is too busy dating to join the rest, decide to relax in the hot tub. They talk mostly about how it's been a very dry season.
Shelby finally gets what she has been wanting for awhile and manages, during a break in dating, to lure Maxwell to her bed.
Shelby then has a series of strange accidents. Maybe she was just clumsy or maybe, is it possible Beulah is still around and causing Shelby trouble? First there was the freak computer shock...Shelby could have SWORE she had unplugged it.
Then, while still shaken up about the whole thing she managed to set the house on fire.
The fireman showed up and put the fire out without a problem and Shelby decided to just go to bed. The next day was family Sunday anyway. With the families small and not intermingled yet we once again invite intendeds and their families to spend the day as well. Bruce comes home with Amethyst for a visit and the rest of the Rosada's come by too. No one else has found a love yet, so that's all we get.
Not too surprisingly Bruce and Amethyst head to the hot tub and hang out in there. Bruce isn't too excited to be at home again. He was pretty much ignored by everyone when he was here before, so why would not be any different?
The party stays outside for awhile. Everyone takes turns getting to know everyone else a little bit better. The day starts off very nice for everyone.
Shasta and Ariana play some games...although Ariana mostly just watches. Brigid and Maxwell get to know each other better as well. Brigid is already matched though, so they probably won't be more.
Outside the bubble blower gets some use, and everyone really seems to be enjoying it. Even Bruce gets out of the hot tub to join in.
During family Sunday Shasta decides the vacation townie she dated forever ago is very attractive and would like to get to know her better, so she brings her over.
As night falls most of the party has moved back outside and is spending time either at the bubble blower or in the hot tub. This is a great social night for both families and new friendships are being formed left and right.
After family time is done Bruce takes his sister and brother with him back to university where they will start their college lives. Maxwell still has quite a few dates to achieve, but he can start looking for the one he really wants.
With the kids all gone Shelby and Channing have the place all to themselves. After a very busy summer full of ups and downs it will be strangely quiet next round.