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08 June 2011 @ 05:26 pm
BaCC: The Duddledom Family, Week Five  
You might recognize the last name from maranatah , and indeed it is one of the Sims she created. Serio Duddledom to be exact. Serio moved to New Jennerica with his two dog pals, Mushroom and Radar (breeds by Munchies@MTS.)

I had a little trouble getting this update out. At first it was just procrastination, but then I had to check a puppy's name and discovered I hadn't saved when I exited the family the last time and lost everything after Wednesday. Whoops. So this update is a combination of both because until Saturday, everything was pretty much the same.

For some reason, the glasses Serio came with would start flashing at near random, so I had to switch those out. I changed his hair, because I have a hard time seeing even a Sim with a hat on indoors. Southern manners and all that, darlin'.

Serio is a Family Sim who wants to marry off six children. He likes fit girls who have some athletic prowess. Those things go hand in hand, should be easy to find a gal.

I built this house from plans from coolhouseplans.com and I LOVE IT! *clears throat* Moving on...

First thing Mushroom did was dig a hole. Fine, that's where Serio will dig for treasure. I hate having holes all over the yard.

Meanwhile, Serio played fetch with Radar.

Radar: Not chewing on the furniture, Mushroom? You're missing out. It's tasty.

It turns out that Serio's OTH is Cuisine, so I may have him open a deli or bakery when he gets the cash for it. A non-career LTW is another encouragement.

If Serio's in the kitchen, Mushroom is standing by, hoping for scraps.

Mushroom is so adorable. Here, have a picspam

The welcome wagon brought two townie ladies.

Serio doesn't have chemistry with either of them.

Serio's next door neighbor, Victor Valjean, was also a member of the welcome wagon. He spent most of the evening fending of Lyndsay Louie's advances. Hooray, a loyal spouse in New Jennerica!

Despite all the Mushroom love you'll see in this update, Radar is a prized family member. He's a little more destructive than Mushroom, but is housebroken. Mushroom still has accidents from time to time.

Puppy time. Badadadum dadum dadum.

Without a job or a shop on the horizon, Serio digs for treasure.

And, as night falls, Serio hits the motherlode. Thanks for picking the spot, Mushroom!

No chemistry with this walk-by either.

Serio visits the newly built New Jennerican library* in hopes of meet a lady to love. No luck.

Victor Valjean continues to fulfill his curse even when he's not playable. Serio must be from NYC; he's actively ignoring what is happening right in front of him.

Believe it or not, I've never had puppies in the game, and I've had pets since it was released. Can you tell I'm not a dog person?

Temporary ghost puppy! I think this one is Zipper.

This one is Wink? They look just alike to me.


On Thursday, I remembered Coraline has body skills and is physically fit. Serio tracks her down at her father's store, but they only have one bolt. Sigh. Someone who can marry her isn't too interested, but if she's off limits, the guy's crazy about her.

Elf-eared mail lady doesn't interest Serio, either. C'mon, you picky fool! I want to marry her into the town. I want you to get started on that LTW. C'mon!

Mushroom won't leave her babies alone. She's almost smothering them - barely lets them eat.

Radar also nuzzles his little ones, but not to the point of neglect.

There's a puppy under all that snow.

I invested in an exercise bike for Serio. It doesn't seem fair that he expects his significant other to be fit when he's not.

Mushroom and Radar reenact their favorite moments of Jerry Springer.

These two are actually good friends. I've got no idea what sparked the fight.

This is where things start changing. Rose Dai walked by. Serio greeted her like every townie female. No chemistry, but she offered him a date.

Rose: Uh, Serio, you're kind of standing IN your date...

Her name is Cassidy Livingston, and she's got potential for cuteness. They've got two bolts, too.

They spent a little time talking and flirting until ACR decided it was time to move things to the bedroom. I cancelled the action for Serio. When Cassidy redressed, her uniform was magically less ugly.

Before the end of the date, they were at the best friends level, so Serio invited her to move in. Turns out, Cassidy has none of the traits Serio is looking for, and even has his turn-off: unemployment. And still, they have two bolts. I'd imagine if she works out a little and gets a job they'd have three bolts easily.

Rose: So, what'd you think?
Cassidy: He's awesome! We even moved in together!
Rose: But none of your stuff is here. Where are your things?
Cassidy: YAY!

Oh, look. Landscaping.

This just seals the deal, Cassidy. You are the most adorable Maxis generated Sim ever.

ACR decided they should celebrate right after she returned home.

Talk about inhaling your food. Zipper, mind your manners.

Saturday morning. The puppies grew up. Zipper turned into a Mushroom clone, Wink looks her father but with her mother's eyes.

Wink as an adult.

Here's Radar and Wink playing together. Radar, on the left, has the collar.

Serio pets Zipper or Mushroom. I'm pretty sure it's Zipper.

Mama Mushroom scolds her son. Zipper is actually darker than his mother. Huh.

Now it's time for the humans to have a litter of kids. Please note Cassidy is not pregnant at this time, I just thought cheesecake would set the mood.

For this.

On Sunday, I send them off to the New Jennerican Cemetery. They try to exchange a quick kiss on the steps, but first, Serio must adjust his glasses. Happens to me all the time, bud, at the worst moments.

Yay, someone is going to witness the event! I forgot to add a dresser so the active party could change, but maybe I'll just use Inge's formalwear only sign instead. Hmm...

Sela Sheedy sneaks in as they begin exchanging vows.

As the couple finishes, Rally Cohen, from the far left corner of the church, stares down Marielle for not clapping.

Party time! Everyone stares at Sela, like she just got married instead of Cassidy. Poor Cassidy.

Then the real couple cuts the cake.

They have their meal at the couples' table.

There's a table for the rest of the guests, as well as a buffet table. I'll get around to posting a tour of the non-ownable lots soon.

A private toast for the duo.

After they return home and celebrate their nuptials without my supervision (I just walked out of the room while the loading screen was on for a second!) Serio invites his friend Janine McCormick over. I don't know why I didn't take a pic of them interacting earlier. He's planning to sell a dog to her, not cheat.

Goodbye, Wink. Have lots of babies with Scout McCormick, 'kay?

Wink seems happy to move to her new home, but Mushroom cries at the thought of losing her baby.

As her first act of ownership, Janine rubs Wink's belly. They seem to get along well.

Zipper keeps Cassidy company through the rest of Sunday night.

Playables: 34
Commercial lots: 9
College fund: $32,291
Population: 102 (SM=3)

* I've tweaked the rules regarding non-ownable community lots from the Redmond Flats suggestion. Instead of every four households earning a lot, it's every five. That's because if placing a community lot earns a new CAS Sim, I don't want to earn them too quickly. Serio was earned using this rule. His household is the ninth and final household in the rotation this Simweek, so technically, the New Jennerican Library doesn't exist yet. It should have become unlocked during the beginning of next Simweek. Oops.
Antimaccassar: Art - Coral Necklaceantimaccassar on June 9th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
That is such a cute house!

Mushroom and Radar are adorable, and they make adorable puppies!

I love couples who have high chemistry with each other but don't match each other's turn on/offs. Cassidy is very pretty! I am surprised she is a Maxis template!

So much cute in this update :)
untidyfanuntidyfan on June 9th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
Thank you! Mushroom and Radar are lovely little dogs. I might have them breed again.

They are such a wonderful couple, and I can't wait to see what getting a job does for their chemistry. I have face template replacements from zazazu@maty which helps a lot. She still wound up to be exceptionally pretty.
Katekatee412 on June 9th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
Serio must be from NYC; he's actively ignoring what is happening right in front of him I laughed way too much at this :S

And aww, Serio and Cassidy make such a lovely couple :D
untidyfanuntidyfan on June 9th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
Thanks! I gave myself a good giggle when I wrote it. I'm glad someone else gets my sense of humor!
bacc_krowbacc_krow on June 9th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
Puppies! <3 They're so cute. :D And so LITTLE.

I like the house a lot, the front with the landscaping is really lovely, you've done a great job there. The wedding was sweet too, it looks like they're perfectly suited for one another. Best of luck to the new happy couple. :3

untidyfanuntidyfan on June 9th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
They're almost too little. I felt so bad when I saw him/her nearly drowning in the snow.

Thank you for the compliments about the landscaping! It's a weak spot that I'm trying to improve.

They are very well suited to each other. I forgot to mention that she has the same LTW as Serio. I'm sure they'll be heartfarting all over one another soon.
Attic Boxatticbox on June 9th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
Very nicely done house! It really does look like the plans you based them off of. I'm impressed!

Mushroom and Radar are adorable! I tend to play cats much more often than I do dogs but these two are so cute. :D The puppies are also completely adorable. A bit surprised you've never had any in game. What made you decide to have dogs and try for puppies this time?

I really like Cassidy. I think that her and Serio will have some very lovely looking children! And it is going to be quite the crazy household with eventually six children and all the puppies that my be about. This should be fun. ;)
untidyfanuntidyfan on June 9th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! I saw the plans and I thought to myself, "I know just how to build that."

I've no clue why I never decided to try for puppies before. I like dogs in real life, but have a strong preference for cats. In fact, I was looking for cat breeds to pair with Beans Prism when I found Munchies' creations at MTS. Lots of adorable doggies there.

Cassidy is quite a catch. It's lucky I had to replay the week. I'll be busy in this house when all the kids get there, but it will most definitely be fun. They may have to move, unfortunately, as it's only a three bedroom home.
chickadeeleechickadeelee on June 9th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
I agree that Cassidy is a very cute Maxis sim! But I think your makeover really did the trick. I love that blue shirt/white skirt combo!

I've never had puppies/kittens in game either, so it was neat to see it! Poor pets usually get neglected. I was happy to see all those pet pictures!
untidyfanuntidyfan on June 9th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! All she needed was a change of clothes, and I think the top by keoni_sims was just the ticket.

It's a lot of fun to breed pets, but more tricky than Sims. They have to have a high enough relationship, and you can't control them and tell them to play nice. I'd suggest trying it.
nebulousfireflynebulousfirefly on June 9th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous house! And I love Mushroom, seriously adorable dog.

Having the wedding in a church was a very nice touch too. My sims always get married in the backyard. Or, you know, the kitchen. Like you do.
untidyfanuntidyfan on June 9th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you and thank you!

I'm making an effort to mix up the wedding locations as best I can. Nothing wrong with a garden wedding, but no one in New Jennerica has a pretty backyard! The kitchen and bathroom weddings have their place, too. ;)
selenaq13selenaq13 on June 11th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
Very nice house! Also, a very lovely wedding reception <3
untidyfanuntidyfan on June 11th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm pleased you like it. And it was nice having a proper wedding for a change.
olivethegreat: lighthouseolivethegreat on June 13th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
The puppies are adorable. I don't usually breed pets either.
untidyfanuntidyfan on June 20th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm witnessing another population boom in New Jennerica: pets. I really should keep Bob Barker's catchphrase in mind.

Pretty icon, by the way!