So I know I said I would be back back at the end of November and I had/have every intention of coming back but the truth is, writing makes me nervous. It’s always been very emotionally draining and I’ve been battling two sides of the same coin. I want to write, I feel good when I write but at the same time mentally putting aside time to do so gives me anxiety. So it’s just one of those things that needs to happen naturally, I will come back to writing and more when I’m ready.
The Celebrity Sim Challenge is also going to happen eventually as well but in the mean time I finally had the inspiration to finish a project that I started roughly around Jan of 2020, or this time last year. I couldn’t figure out how I wanted to film the video for a very long time.
In the beginning everyone was just going to be walking down a runway but I figured out quickly that was going to be very repetitive and monotonous with +300 outfits to go through from BBKZ specifically. I couldn’t figure out how I wanted to not only show the outfits so you could view the CC from different angles but be efficient with my time. At one point 12 outfits took up almost 5 minutes and that wasn’t going to do, so I shelved the project for awhile up until a couple weeks ago where I was randomly playing with camera angles in tab mode. I still very much want to learn more about camera angles so if anyone has any good resources or doesn’t mind talking to me about it I’d very much appreciate it! But because of playing with different camera angles, I was loosely able to put this first video together.
This particular series will be in 6 parts because again, 300 outfits is a lot, and I felt 50 at a time allows me to tell a story and show a decent amount of cc at the same time.
My plan for the moment is to showcase as much available maternity cc there is (it’s a lot more than I realized) from Alpha, MM, Male & Teenage Maternity. I chose Pleasantview because it’s familiar to a lot of us Sims Players for nostalgic reasons and it makes for a good story to go along side a CC Haul. Anyway, enough rambling, here is the series:
We last left off the Homemaker challenge with a very dramatic episode of the twins getting into private school. It’s late Friday night and Minneapolis had rolled the want to do her brother Paul’s homework. She has the want to go fishing but also to talk about her hobby enthusiasm. I like the idea of her mother hearing noises coming from downstairs and going to find Minneapolis ecstatically chatting her ear off about science. Perhaps she’s asking Victoria if she’s aloud to go star gazing or perhaps excited to join in on a science club at her new school. Either way it’s very late and if she has the same want in the morning to go fishing, New York is going to take her to go fishing again.
Victoria’s body has been understandably been thicker as each child is born, so while New York and the twins at the park and Dallas taking a nap in his crib, Victoria rolled a want to gain a body skill point which I let her do via jumping work.
Minneapolis just finished inviting over child townie Orlando Bertino over to her house when a strange man in very strange garb lets himself into the home. “Minnie,” New York asks, “Do you know this man?” “No dad,” Minneapolis replies. Minneapolis has a very high interest in sci-fi and spends a lot of time out doors star gazing or staring at the plants. At least he looks the part of his hobby instead of when the fitness hobby instructor greeted New York dressed as the cooking hobby instructor and when the cooking hobby instructor showed up dressed as fitness hobby instructor.
I began to think: What if something happens in your game play to effect the rules, what then? So I’m writing this post as I think of it and will update it as I go of possible scenarios that can happen in your game and what to do so your challenge isn’t automatically “over.”
1.) One of the Spouses Dies For Any Reason:
The challenge is not necessarily over if either the Breadwinner or Homemaker dies.
It does mean however your Sim must remarry and any children previously born do not count. All four children must share DNA of two parents. So if you were three of the four children born then so close but no cigar.
If your feeling generous, your new spouse can keep the old children or you can move them out or give them up for adoption to make room. This is up to you and how twisted you want to make your story.
You can use the Elixir of Life if needed to age down your Sim to make these four children.
If your Breadwinner is the one to survive and also went to University, they can apply to the Paranormal career and obtain the Resurrect-O-Nomitron to bring back their spouse. But do remember there is a time limit and have a 48 hour window when you can bring back your loved one. This also means a 48 grace period where your Breadwinner can 100% take care of your children’s needs but may not teach them any skills such as walking, talking or potty training for toddlers.
If your Homemaker is the one to survive and all four children have been born then they may not remarry under any circumstances. I hope you have enough finances saved. They can in this circumstances earn money in other ways such as writing, digging for treasure, or money tree is allowed. Hell if you want to make your Homemaker to have to turn tricks to pay the bills, then go for it. Get creative.
2.) Children Get Taken Away for Any Reason:
Look Mistakes happen, and I’m not going to question your parenting abilities but if any of your children get taken away it’s a minus deduction of the amount children taken. So if you have all four children born and two get taken away then your homemaker must give birth to two more children. Children taken away by the social worker may not be readded to the family household at any time.
3.) What If You have Triplets and Quads:
This mod goes on the no no list of mods aloud in the game. The max children you can have at any time are one set of twins per generation.
If you have two sets of twins born in the same generation, the second set only counts as one child for the amount of children needed to pass the challenge. So even though there are 4 children born, it only counts as if your Sim has had 2 children.
The same goes for Triplets and Quads. If you must insist on having triplets and quads then the same rule applies to more than one set of twins. You might like this idea just to add an extra layer of insanity to your challenge.
4.) What If My Homemaker or Breadwinner has an alien baby or an affair with another townie?
This technically is already covered in the regular game rules but to emphasis, they do not count towards the challenge. You may have them but your challenge is not considered complete till all four children share DNA between the Homemaker and Breadwinner. Same sex mods are allowed. Have fun with it.
This page is currently under construction and feel free to provide any feedback to expand on these rules.
It’s another morning and more skill training for our toddlers. It gets very repetitive and the only good thing about this is that we’re now three-fourths the way done of skill toddler skill training. It definitely helps that Victoria is no longer pregnant and the twins Paul & Minneapolis have aged up into children.
The City household is finally making some way in the terms of finances thanks to New York’s tireless efforts of constant promotions. I realized his creativity level is high enough to start painting family portraits which I thought would be a very neat idea. First up is New York’s wife Victoria.
I feel like this moment has come too fast and not quickly enough, it’s time to age up the twins into toddlers! First up Minneapolis. Technically Paul was born first but Victoria automatically decided to age up Minneapolis first. That and the fact it fits with the story I want to write for next generation will make Minneapolis the Breadwinner for generation two.
So yeah, if you happen to attempt this challenge and run into this same predicament, I don’t think it really matters who is the next Breadwinner, chose a sim out of the two who you consider “first born” and there you go, the next bread winner. Paul’s a little goofier looking so maybe that worked out for the best. I have to say I love his little ears.