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20 April 2011 @ 11:52 pm
BACC: The Charming Family, Week Four  

A pic-spammish update.

Equal opportunity snuggler Allegra makes the rounds.

Danni is quite the risk-taker. She gnaws on electronic robots

and she eats kitty kibble.

Robots' Revenge: The First Spark

I love it when large families like this eat together.

I hope I have something to prevent this guy from being furious with the Charmings.

"I wish for... fewer sisters and a decent outfit to grow up in."

This outfit isn't terrible, but I really need a clothing shop soon.

Coraline grew up to be a Fortune Sim who wants to be a Hall of Famer. Also, she grew up to be quite vain.

Yeah, I'm sad too, Coraline, I'm sad too. Sad that you didn't start a fire! Geesh.

Coraline is already on the prowl for future husbands. She's into charismatic guys in swimwear who are employed.

Future hubby likes Allegra, a good sign.

Warning: The next picture depicts graphic cuteness.

Didn't I warn you?

Can't you tell it's the Sims? A teen hanging out with her mother? C'mon.

And it's birthday time!

Carena has the popularity aspiration with the LTW of having 20 simultaneous best friends. Doable. I may give her the businesses to help her meet people.

Hattie is next. She'll probably inherit the house.

Awesome! Hattie has become Family Sim, and she wants six grandbabies. Congratulations, Hattie, you've picked a wish I'm sure to fulfill. Now to find a brown-haired guy who wears jewelry that doesn't dress up. Also very doable.

And the last birthday of the evening is Danni's.

Somehow I forgot to snap a picture of childhood Danni, so have one of Annwn and Troy making out.

Where I live, a few flurries would be enough to close school. No luck for Danni.

Troy finally managed to get that job in the science career track. Creepy bus driver is at the wheel.

Have I mentioned how much I <3 Hattie?

Winking cats are lucky, right?

The Charmings have accumulated enough money to purchase a community lot. Since I tend to forget to install phones in homes, New Jennericans will need a place to purchase cell phones. Troy is in charge of this one, since he has a gold robot-building badge.

But no robots are for sale the first day.

Bytes and Bots' first customer!

Thanks for the shiny, good witch!

Having teenagers in TS2 is a great asset to a business owner. Free labor is always nice. Hattie, with her nearly maxed logic skill, is in charge of the register.

Because Coraline's OTH is fitness, she has to restock.

I still haven't determined Danni's predestined hobby.

"Excuse me, Coraline, but your grunting and clanking is keeping me awake."

Carena is also on the lookout for future hubbies. She prefers a mate who wear jewelry and can cook, but who don't know a thing about cleaning.

Just to show you she hasn't lost her talents.

Playables: 12
Commerical lots: 3
College fund: $6801
Population: 24 (playables x sim multiplier of 2)

Businesses owned by the Charmings
New Jennerican Grocery - Rank 6
Bytes and Bots - Rank 3
olivethegreatolivethegreat on April 21st, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
The girls are all very pretty. :)
And I love the new store! It's cute.
untidyfanuntidyfan on April 21st, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm rather pleased with the new store, too. OFB has been one of my favorite expansions and I love running electronics stores. I wind up giving them the same name every time, though.
Attic Box: edisonatticbox on April 22nd, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
I too like it when the family I'm playing actually manages to sit down at the same time and eat. It does not happen too often though.

I'm not sure I could be patient enough to wait through having to fulfill the requirements to open a clothing shop. Granted, I've replaced most of the clothing I can't stand with defaults, but still...although some of the outfits the sims grow up into are certainly amusing. Such as a mummy toddler... ;)

All the children are growing up to be quite lovely. They each look so very interesting. And Allegra is a great cat. :D
untidyfanuntidyfan on April 23rd, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
I suppose EA decided to go for realism when it came to family dinners, because it's quite a chore to orchestrate those in reality, too! :)

There aren't any restrictions against clothing boutiques, it's just hard to afford one in the beginning. I do try to keep the shops somewhat in line with their natural hobbies.

Allegra pulls some cute faces, but she's no Icky!
Maranatahmaranatah on April 28th, 2011 09:35 am (UTC)
I like how all the kids are so unique looking :) I also make teens help with businesses, it's great how they can gain business badges even before growing into adults.

Btw, I really like those OFB shelves you used in the electronics shop. If you don't mind me asking, wcif them? :) Also those robot adds are a must!

I was planning to shut down my little electronics shop at Clayfield, but your update made me change my mind!
untidyfanuntidyfan on April 28th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I love the Charming girls' appearances too.

I don't mind WCIFs at all! I get excited about them, actually, because it says I've made the item look nice enough to be desirable for your game. Anyway, the OFB shelves are by Leefish@MTS, using the wire mesh recolor included with the set. I love those ads, too (available at Sims2Code or SimsCave).

I love electronics shops! Keep yours open!
Maranatahmaranatah on April 28th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I actually had already the base shelves by Lee but hadn't noticed the metal recolors at her site. :)

Yey, now my shops can look more complete with those adds too!
Simlilisimlili on April 29th, 2011 10:03 am (UTC)
And another nice business to make me jealous :p

What happened with Makoto and the sentry bot? Makoto is always so nice and friendly in my game, I demand an explanation! ^^
untidyfanuntidyfan on April 29th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm not quite sure what happened with Makoto; I was distracted with something in the house. I suspect he was just trying to borrow the newspaper. I felt sort of bad for him. Just hope he doesn't hold grudges.
Simlilisimlili on April 30th, 2011 07:38 am (UTC)
Let's hope so :)