Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Goths (Rounds 6, 7, & 8)

(**This begins the set of round 6 updates that were skipped over when I started blogging again, the timeline is still the same as every other family)
Previously, at the Goth Mansion, Alexander proposed to Tiffany Sampson (YA at Sim State), and all residents were working towards their career oriented LTWs.

Dina and Alexander
(Dina Caliente Goth, sister of Nina Caliente, wife of Mortimer Goth; Alexander Goth, son of Mortimer and Bella Goth)
Alexander was over the moon about his engagement to Tiffany Sampson. The only downside was that she was still finishing up college and he would have to wait until she was done to finally marry her. So, Alexander concentrated on achieving his dream, becoming a Mad Scientist like his father. After a lot of hard work, he finally achieved it!
Alexander realized that he was getting on in age, and became very impatient for Tiffany to graduate. He felt that he couldn't be an effective father if he began parenting after he aged into an Elder. So, Alexander made a hasty decision. He adopted a toddler named Emmy.
(I don't know what it is with the game giving me red-headed kids for most of my adoptions..but they're dang cute, so I'm not complaining) Alexander would never regret his hasty decision, as Emmy soon became the light of his life. He whipped up a formula for learning
and soon Emmy was the smartest toddler around. Tiffany realized how important a family was to Alexander, so she piled on her coursework and graduated soon after his adoption of Emmy. They were married quietly and she soon assimilated to life at the mansion.
(Tiffany Sampson Goth, Knowledge, LTW: Max 7 Skills)
They got to work at building a family right away and soon, twins were born to the happy couple!
They were named after ancestors of Alexander, Gunther and Joan.
(No baby pictures for some reason...)
They had a hard time adjusting to twins AND a todder, but everyone survived and birthdays were celebrated happily:
 (Emmy Goth, LTW: Education Minister)
 (Gunther Goth, Child)
(Joan Goth, Child)
 After giving birth to the twins, Tiffany found time while they were napping to work on her skills. Sometimes with the help of her adopted daughter, Emmy.
Shortly after Joan and Gunther's childhood birthdays, Tiffany finally maxed her last pesky skill (body) and became Perma-Plat. She is now toying with the idea of becoming a game designer (she's much younger than Alexander and has quite a bit before her Elder birthday).

Alex's stepmother, Dina, achieved her LTW (Hall of Famer) around the same time that Alexander was getting married to Tiffany. She was enjoying her pseudo-grandchildren, and spent time with them, as well as painting in her loft. Not long after Joan and Gunther were born, Dina painted her last picture. Grim whisked her away into the afterlife and she went willingly. 
 Though many snubbed her and her reputation wasn't the greatest during her younger years, Dina was a good mother and her passing was mourned by Alex, Trina, Michelle, and her sister Nina, as well as a few friends.

Trina and Michelle
(Daughters of Mortimer Goth and Dina Caliente Goth)
Trina and Michelle moved out a few days before Alexander and Tiffany were married. They now live in another suburb of Pleasantview, The Village, in this little two bedroom house:
In case you've forgotten what they look like, this is Trina:
and this is Michelle:
Both girls were working towards becoming Professional Party Guests. Both managed to achieve their goal between fun with the bubble-blower,
dance marathons with random passers-by,
 and distracting sublings--
Trina has decided to switch things up a bit, (still having quite a few days left until her Elder years) and go for a culinary career (new LTW: Celebrity Chef). One evening after her promotion to Sous Chef, Trina took quite the shock!
Which of course, Michelle quite enjoyed.
Michelle took a slightly different approach to life post-LTW achievement... more romance! Her new goal is to have 50 Dream Dates. So far, she's had 5 with the help of her new fiance, Gilbert.
They have no immediate plans for marriage, both being Romance Sims and all. Strangely enough, Trina is similarly engaged to Beau Broke:
But they also have no plans for an immediate family, since Trina is working towards her new career goal and Beau is happy the way things are.

Here, we will remember Dina Caliente (Bachelor) Goth:

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Dreamers (Rounds 7&8)

When we last spoke with the Dreamer families...
Belle Dreamer had joined with Cara Fancey and adopted a little girl as well as built a small home on their lot for Belle's mother, Cassandra. Derek was a social butterfly in Downtown Pleasantview, attempting to gain 20 Simultaneous Best Friends while his brother Dusty was working his way through college at Sim State. Dirk and Lilith had moved to a new home and were expecting a new baby, and their older child, Dan, was contemplating college and a romance with Melissa Broke.

Belle, Cara, Bethany, and Cassandra
(Belle, daughter of Cassandra Goth and Darren Dreamer; Cara Fancey, wife of Belle; Bethany, adopted daughter of Belle and Cara; Cassandra, daughter of Mortimer and Bella Goth)
While Cara was spending her days working as a Detective for the Pleasantview Police Department (LTW: Captain Hero), and often coming home too exhausted to make it to their bed...
Belle was raising Bethany and acting in the occasional play (Broadway Star). She felt that with the help of her mother, Cassandra, another child was very do-able, and so they adopted another little girl by the name of Jane. She didn't have to deal with two infants for very long, because days later Bethany grew into a toddler...
And a child not long after that..
After much discussion, Belle and Cara agreed that a third child would complete their family (Belle's LTW: Graduate 3 Kids From College) and so quickly placed a call to the adoption agency. They were soon presented with a new baby boy, Lance
Just days after Jane's toddler birthday:
Time seemed to fly for Cara and Belle. Before they knew it, Bethany was a teenager and both Jane and Lance were in school:
(Bethany Dreamer: Family Aspiration, LTW: Golden Anniversary)
Sadly, growing up is not always a good thing. With each birthday of her grandchildren, Cassandra became closer and closer to her final day. Soon after Cara came home with news of a promotion to Swat Team Leader, Cassandra joined her late husband Darren and father, Mortimer, in the afterlife.
The family was very upset and everyone took quite a hit to their aspiration meters. Cassandra was very much loved. She did live to see her youngest son Dusty graduate college and become a Restauranteer.

(Son of Darren Dreamer and Cassandra Goth)
Derek was still living in Downtown Pleasantview and entertaining guests during times when he wasn't working at Counter Intelligence for the local army squadron. Through all of his contacts, Derek quickly climbed the ranks and passed the necessary tests to become a Flight Officer, and then a Senior Officer.
After much schmoozing, late nights, and parties, Derek finally attained his 20th best friend and achieved his Lifetime Want! This came shortly after his promotion to Astronaut. When Cassandra died, Derek was devastated. He realized that the time spent with loved ones was much too short and decided that he needed to become more of a family man. He chatted with Belle and broached the subject of moving into his mom's old cottage on Belle and Cara's lot. Cara was accepting, and so Derek packed his things and his wild-ways, and relocated back to the suburbs.

Dirk, Lilith, and Dan
(Dirk, son of Darren and Darleen Dreamer; Lilith, daughter of Daniel and Mary-Sue Pleasant; Dan, son of Dirk and Lilith Dreamer)
While Dan was busy dreaming of romance with his neighbors, Dirk and Lilith welcomed a little girl into the world, Lily.
Lilith stayed home to take care of their newborn while Dirk was out achieving his Lifetime Want: Business Tycoon/ Earning $100,000 (Before Free Time was installed his LTW was to Earn 100K...he worked his way up to Business Tycoon, and then I switched his career to Natural Science. After Free Time, his LTW is to be a Business Tycoon *sigh*). The same day that he came home with news of his promotion, Lily grew into a cute little toddler:
Dan decided that college was overrated, much to the chagrin of his parents, and transitioned into an elder without attending.
 He moved to the city to try and get famous for his spicy pork chop recipe (LTW: Celebrity Chef). With all her worrying about his collegiate future, Lilith aged into an Elder before her husband (he's been using the elixer), but she had a good birthday despite her son's disappointing choices.
However, after Lily started school, her mom didn't waste a minute impressing upon her the need for a higher education (Lilith's LTW: 3 Kids Graduate College...sorry Lilith!).
Here we remember Cassandra Goth Dreamer: