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Time to Vote for the Heir/ess!

Filed under The Officially Wacky BoolProp Challenge > 1st Generation on March 08, 2008

But, first a short update to get caught up to where I'm at in game. Since there are a lot of Sims, here's everyone on the lot. We have my founder Serafina and her husband Urshanabi. We have the alien baby's daddy Owain and his daughter Violet. We have five potential heir/ess': Basil, Briar, Olive, Orchid and Ornella. Yeah, I went from naming the founder after a firestone to naming all of the kids after plants. I'm strange. We also have the founder wolf Whitlock whose mate Sui has run away and their pups Birch and Onyx.

Here Olive and Orchid finally give their opinion on Owain's grilled cheese as opposed to Brahm's that they grew up with.

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"It's really good, Owain. You're such a sweetie! Like a live in servant almost!"

After dinner Owain did the dishes, his daughter Violet helped. Against her will. She's a slob and always whines at me when I make her clean.

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"These plates are almost as green as I am!"

After school the six kids brough home three friends. So there were nine little ones running about the lot. I left Ornella to her own devices after manipulating her into doing something fun, sent Violet to bed, and had the teens do homework, raise fun, and then skill until dinner time.

The friends Ornella and Violet brought home took turns burping into the mic, annoying everyone else in the room. Normally I keep the door locked for this reason.

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"Just ignore them..."

Then I got the one week left pop up for Basil and Briar. That was a good enough teenhood for me! I sent Basil off to college.

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"Maybe we'll get to stay in Mom's old dorm!"

While this was going on the teen friend whose name I've forgotten snuck out and stole the gnome.

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"He's not pink, I'm sure they won't miss him!"

While playing on a Gamer career reward Ornella suddenly went very still and then grew up! I forgot that today was her birthday. I'm bad. Anyway, after a single lovely interaction with Pescado's Plan Outfit I had her in new clothes and a new 'do. Much more grown up now. I rolled Popularity.

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"Making friends... hm... well, do they like to play?"

After that I managed to get Briar off to college too.

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"I hope I meet lots of potential baby's daddies there, alien or not!"

I had a pet poll a while back and Onyx won. So I called over Brahm and had Serafina give him Birch.

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"Wow, how nice of you. My own wild wolf? What I always wanted."

Violet was on a different schedule than everyone else. Her energy sapped a lot faster because she was lazy so instead of doing homework when she got home she went straight to bed and got up in the middle of the night to do it. Tonight she woke up at around midnight, showered and dressed and did the homework in her queue. Then, at about three in the morning, set off to steal back that gnome. Yeah, a nine/ten year old leaving the house at 3AM when everyone is asleep! Sometimes I think the wrong Sim is the Bad Apple.

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Once she returned I had her straighten up some flamingos that must have gotten kicked over after the gnome was stolen.

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"I didn't say I'd do work!"

At around six the rest of the family started waking up. I have a hack in that means pillow fights can only happen autonomously in rooms with beds. That's why all my pillow fight pictures take place in bedrooms. Ornella, quite sinisterly goes after Orchid.

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"One down, four to go. I shall be heiress!"

She's outgoing so when she goes to sleep she chooses to do so in her underwear, every time.

I got a phone call that they had found Sui! Only the picture showed Birch. But, the speech bubble above Serafina's head showed Sui. I got so confused. Then Birch walked onto the lot after Serafina hung up. Oh no.

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"The collar doesn't say you're mine..."

Indeed it did not and Birch left in short order. The icon still showed that Sui was run away, Birch was never readded to the family. After awhile I happened to glance down in the basement and found Sui stuck inside a love seat in the kid's game room. Forcing an error on her got her out of it. But, she was on the brink of starvation and about to pass out. I booted out of the lot and turned on testingcheats and back in and dragged only her hunger bar up to 3/4 of the way full. Then moveobjects her out of the room. She was in a room I had locked against pets. Her icon still indicated her as a run away though.

She continued to live at the main house for two days. Unfortunately Onyx had taken up his brother's mantle and was at -30 rel with his father and immediately started in on his mother. Soon he made her run away again, even though she had good relations with everyone else, this time no option came up on the phone to report her missing. Sui was gone for good. Since I have installed the "no kill each other for no good reason" hack I might try and get Sui back using a teleporter, since this whole episode has been glitchtastic. We shall see.

Anyway, on a happier note, Ornella found new fun things to do as a teen. Like playing pool.

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"Right in the corner pocket!"

Orchid also discovered the wonders of a mirror like other teens before her and spent some time mugging in it.

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"None of the geek boys at college will be able to resist me."

The best bit of good news though was that I finished the house!

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"And, I did all of the construction work all by myself!" "Ahem." "Well, maybe other people helped."

Now, we're all caught up to where I am in game! Time for the heir poll! You can vote here on my blog by posting a comment or on BoolProp here.

First up Basil Sapphire

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Basil is a Fortune Sim with a LTW to Own 5 Top Level Businesses. Totally doable and, since I'm planning on starting a family business very shortly, he will be inheriting as least one already. He is the only guy this generation, so he has that going for him. There were quite a few pretty girls in the dorm if you recall, I kinda ransacked all the guys already and don't know who is going to generate to replace them. If you vote for Basil I will be installing FreeTime.

Second up Briar Sapphire

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Briar is a Family Sim with a LTW to have Six Grandchildren. Again, doable and could be a fun little side track for next generation. Family Sims are easy to keep in Platinum and I think she will especially enjoy the fact that Triplets and Quads is installed as well as No Family Size Limit. Who knows how many kids she could end up with? Briar is Basil's twin sister and is already off at college with him. If you vote for Briar I will be installing FreeTime.

Third is Olive Sapphire

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Olive is a Popularity Sim with a LTW to have 20 Best Friends. Tolerable and I already have the lot set up to accomodate. She is naturally friendly and likes Pink. What more can you ask for? Oh, yeah, being a Popularity she would be an invaluable asset with the family business and would fulfill wants making friends and best friends while racking up customer loyalty stars! She is still a teen and a few days away from heading off to college. If you vote for Olive I will be installing FreeTime.

Fourth is Orchid Sapphire

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Orchid is a Knowledge Sim with a LTW to become a Mad Scientist. Easy as pie. This family has a tradition of Knowledge Sims already and marrying one and bring a couple male ones home would be ideal for MOAR ALIENS. She is the twin sister of Olive and is still a teen and a few days away from heading off to college. If you vote for Orchid I will be installing FreeTime.

Fifth and finally is Ornella Sapphire

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Ornella is a Popularity Sim with a penchant for play. She does disagree with a lot of Sims, sometimes violently and pulls the most atrocious faces in conversation (lots of fingers in the ear motions). To make up for this she does love to play and will do so at the exclusion of all else, including eating, sleeping or bathing. Ornella is the Bad Apple and is weeks away from college. If you vote for Ornella I will not be installing FreeTime as I am not brave enough to try out a new EP with someone whose needs and wants and fears I cannot see. Also, if you vote for Ornella you, um, you-I know! You might get bad alien mojo! Not my fault, it just might happen, you never know... Look, I'm just passing on information here. I don't want you to have bad alien mojo anymore than you do, this is just the way things are. A'yup. So, don't vote for her, okay? For the sake of having MOAR aliens if nothing else.

Alright, those are the choices folks, vote away! You can vote until Monday.

Posted by Bitsy at 09:50 AM
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I'm really enjoying reading about the Sapphire family. Cool challenge too. All of the kids are SO beautiful it's very difficult to choose. But I've had a soft spot for Briar ever since the comment about Briar Rose. So I vote for Briar. (Hope she finds a good looking hubby)

Posted by: Dee on March 8, 2008 12:27 PM

I vote Orchid! I love Knowledge Sims.

Posted by: Laura I. on March 9, 2008 01:32 AM

I vote for Briar too! I'd vote for Ornella, but I don't want to put you trough the trouble, and besides, I want to see Freetime in your shots, so yeah, Briar!

Posted by: Ilse on March 9, 2008 02:10 PM

I vote for Basil he is the only male in the family and it would be fun to see what happens.

Posted by: Dre on March 9, 2008 11:39 PM

Well I vote for Basil. I really wanna choose Briar but like Dre said, Basil is the only guy and plus I think he looks better than his four younger sisters. Also he is the oldest!

Posted by: Christian on March 9, 2008 11:41 PM

I vote for Basil all the way...he's hot!

Posted by: Mariana on March 9, 2008 11:41 PM

Basil should be the heir!!

Posted by: Trudy on March 9, 2008 11:42 PM

You need to choose Basil...that's my vote.

Posted by: Megan on March 9, 2008 11:43 PM

I choose Basil he is the only guy and I wanna see his genes pass down the generations. You should try adding blonde hair genes to the Legacy!

Posted by: MeShaigia on March 9, 2008 11:44 PM

Voting's done!

Including the votes on my poll at BoolProp things ended thus:

Basil - 15 Votes
Briar - 18 Votes
Olive - 5 Votes
Orchid - 10 Votes
Ornella - 7 Votes

So Briar is the heiress! Thanks so much for voting everyone!

Posted by: Bitsy on March 10, 2008 12:29 PM


Posted by: Robb Arnold on November 13, 2008 04:50 AM

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