Carrie Ann's first act upon reaching childhood is to play "Important
Person Belches While Giving Speech" and then laugh uproariously about
Carrie Ann presents arguments to her mom and Uncle Harrison for why she
should enroll at Hogwarts.
Carrie Ann ages into a cute teen but sorry, kid, you're not the heir.
Harrison-the-Heir attempting to be alluring. Give it up, dude.
Harrison grew up into a funny-looking adult, sort of a craggier
version of Grandpa Benjamin. With his long hair and studded leather
vest, he was a big hit with the ladies all over town. His first kiss,
date, and woo-hoo all happened on the same night, with Abigail's old
girlfriend Ericka. And boy was Abigail mad!
You don't dress up for dates, either? I knew I liked you for some
Shortly before one of Harrison's and Abigail's many many fights over
Ericka, in which Abigail knocked Harrison on his ass every single time.
argument was ultimately resolved in a pretty decisive
See, kids, this is why it's bad to swim when you're tired.
Harrison was so giddy that cute redheaded Ericka was in love with him
that he asked her to marry him without checking to see if that was one
of his fears. It was. Oops. So, they had a nice long engagement while
he got over his fear, and he managed to marry her and get her name
changed to the family name just hours before their first baby was born.
Ericka Jayapalan Brokaw:
Romance aspiration; LTW to be a Celebrity Chef; culinary career
I worry about this marriage... two romance Sims with roving eyes may
not enjoy being trapped in a monogamous relationship. I really don't
want more fights in the house... they make me so sad!
Meanwhile, Becky hooks up with George Platz, who has expensive tastes
when someone else is buying. Becky got him back by having his baby and
refusing to marry him. This story sounds familiar! Fortunately for the
remaining dark-haired men of Pleasantville, Becky finally aged to Elder
and her sperm-poaching days came to an end.
A pregnant Becky collapses into her cereal and is irritated that the
stereo keeps waking her up from the only rest she's had in days. The
bump will become a boy named Warren, with George's
blue eyes and both parents' black hair.
Fortune aspiration; LTW Hall of Famer
24?! Warren had the deck stacked against him from the very start with
stats like that, so I wasn't inclined to put a lot of effort into him.
Besides, the family's attention was diverted by the arrival of Dexter
the Precious Potential Heir, and Warren was
chopped liver by comparison.
Warren looks a lot like father George, with messier hair. Here he and
half-sister Carrie Ann share a joke about their promiscuous mom.
Ericka, sans braids and grubbies, is a major milf. She is holding
the first potential Legacy heir, Dexter, with brown eyes and black
hair. Wait... what?! Black hair? Methinks Miss Ericka is not the
natural redhead she has led us to believe! I am not amused!
Family aspiration; LTW to celebrate a Golden Anniversary
A spontaneous moment between Becky and baby Dexter.
Dexter plays with Harrison. Alas, Dexter has The Nose, but once he grew
his features, he really was rather adorable.
Just in case Dexter didn't improve with age, Harrison and Ericka went
ahead and made another potential heir, the fourth (and final)
black-haired baby in this house's Generation 5. Little Darien also has
his mom's brown eyes, but his stats aren't as good as Dexter's, and
Dexter with his dreamy looks and family aspiration wins the Legacy
lottery. Dexter would become one of my favorite characters, along with
Pleasure aspiration; LTW Celebrity Chef
My first Pleasure Sim! Darien, too, has The Nose. Dammit.
It was around this time that I *finally* had an alien abduction. Poor
Becky was yanked into the stratosphere against her will, then dumped
unceremoniously in the street.
The next night, knowledge Sim Carrie Ann also was abducted; she found
the whole incident rather intriguing. Dexter hurried from the shower to
watch, but then he couldn't bear to look. Did I accidentally put the
hacked telescope in the downloads directory? I thought I deleted that
Harrison aged into a good-looking elder, a professional party guest
with lifetime platinum. Here he spends a quiet moment cataloging all
the women he has met but has not yet slept with.
And Jason? What ever happened to Jason? Well, after a torrid love
affair with Daniel Pleasant and many years of helping to raise his twin
sister's and brother's kids, Jason was inducted into the Sim Hall of
Fame. But then the house was too crowded so he gracefully succumbed to
starvation for the good of the family. I think it was more traumatic
for me than for the rest of the family; I'll just move extra people out
in the future. *sob*
Becky painted a nice portrait of her kid brother
Harrison and another of herself because hey, it's her easel. She wanted
to work on portraits of the other family members,
being the only one with enough creativity, but she knew she was running
out of time. To give herself more painting days, she sipped from the
Elixir of Life water cooler, but though she had gold aspiration at the
time, her scheme backfired. Farewell, Becky :(
"Nooooo! This isn't what I had in mind at all!"
Darien scraped through school with failing grades, but he was a
Pleasure Sim and school is lame, so that was okay with him.
Darien has amassed quite a pile of homework over the years!
Darien thinks he's pretty fly for a white guy.
Daniel and Harrison are of a different opinion.
Ericka continues the trend of hot women aging into gaunt and vaguely
frightening elders. Milf no more; not even gilf! I ended up sending her
on a long trip to Europe because the house was crowded and premature
deaths make me sad :( I hear Paris is lovely this time of year.
Becky's oldest boy Warren actually became a rugged, manly-looking
adult. He looks a lot
like his father, George Platz, whom he never got to know very well.
Warren collapsed in aspirational failure the moment he transitioned to
adult, with the result being...
Warren panhandling outside the Legacy house. Fortune Sims are so whiny
if you don't get them a job in high school; this is what happens when
you're a Legacy Extra growing up with the Shining Magical Legacy Heir.
I sent Warren to Europe soon
after, to travel the continent with Ericka and all the other relatives
I ship over there in the coming generations.
Pleasure Sims are so strange... juggling is one of your "wants"? Okay,
knock yourself out!
Dexter, on one of his last days of teenage-hood, brought home Jill
Dalton, a cutie with whom he had several lightning bolts of chemistry.
I liked her look (but not her green eyeshadow - yeesh!) and decided to
do a tiny little cheat to age her into an adult for him. That's
allowed, isn't it? Well, too bad, I did it. Anything for Dexter...
First, though, a funny thing happened on the way to their first date.
Dexter called her and asked her out. Jill agreed and hurried to the
diner, where she noticed that Dexter seemed surprisingly tall. He had
aged into an adult after asking her out, but the date was still on. The
Gods of Morality at Maxis kept anything untoward from happening, but it
felt a little awkward for me! I aged Jill up that night and they were
able to rekindle their love in a pure and entirely legal way.
"I'm sorry, I had a growth spurt today. It comes from eating too many
hamburgers. You'll see what I mean later tonight." Brandi Broke
meanwhile wonders if she should call the police.
Dexter and Jill had a lovely wedding in the Paula House's new wedding
In attendance: Valerie Brokaw, Olivia Brokaw, Carrie Ann Brokaw, Ericka
Brokaw, George Platz, and Alex Brokaw. Harrison and Darien are
wandering the house in their pajamas, waiting impatiently for the
buffet to open. I was very annoyed that Dexter and Jill rotated 90
degrees in the trellis, making photos more difficult, especially after
I spent so much time perfecting the lighting. Hmph.
Jill Dalton Brokaw:
Knowledge aspiration; LTW Chief of Staff; medicine career
"Cake in my eye! Ayiiiiieeeee!" "Oh, Dexter, you're such a card!"
Married only a few minutes and they're already swingers. Sheesh.
Giving new meaning to "cleaving unto your spouse". ???!!!
Dexter and Jill got to work on Generation 6 right away. We're halfway