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This is a gameplay story blog for The Sims 3.

No schedule at the moment; please check the sticky post.

Apologies

Things are going to be sloooow for awhile. Unfortunately, I underestimated the discomfort that comes along with the third trimester and haven’t really been able to sit at my desk to play anything. I sit at a desk all day at work and that pretty much kills me, so when I get home, that’s pretty much the last thing I want to do! I am not off work until I literally am in labor, so no ‘down time’ for me before the baby. We’re running around like mad trying to get everything ready!

I’m going to try and get a post or two out before I give birth, but that time is rapidly approaching. Apologies to everyone! I’m not stopping. I have no intentions of that. Once I get into a rhythm with the baby, I may be able to get some play time in during maternity leave, but who knows! Babies are so random.

Thanks for being understanding during this time. :)

Round 16 ROS

This one is late… sorry! Been busy around here. Another death, sigh. And a dumping! Not looking forward to either of these, by the way…

  • Upon a Falling Star… — Pursue biggest wish.
  • An Affair to Remember — Have an affair with the sim with highest LTR.  IF single, start up relationships with two highest LTRs and cheat on them with one another.
  • Dumping – Your sim dumps their significant other.
  • Hunger Games — Sim dies by starvation.
  • Breakfast Clubbin’ — Actively try to get detention for 3 days.

 

15: McMaster 2 – ‘It’s My Life’

Catherine McMaster (Young Adult), Juliet McMaster (Young Adult), Sam Monte (Young Adult), Alena McMaster (Toddler), Tobias McMaster (Baby)

The twins, Catherine and Juliet McMaster, had experienced many of life’s firsts together. Watching Juliet with her new baby boy, Catherine was happy for her sister… maybe even a little jealous. Sure, Sam was weird, but Juliet had what Catherine had always wanted–a stable family. They weren’t married yet, but that was happening soon enough. Little Tobias came into the world plenty loved and with a stable environment surrounding him.

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15: Ashton – ‘Here is Gone’

Lily Ashton (Young Adult), Mark McMaster (Young Adult)

Finding out that she was pregnant was quite a pleasant shock to Lily. She didn’t discover it until she was nearly into her second trimester. Telling Mark had been interesting–it came out of seemingly nowhere. After the initial surprise wore off, they were able to bask in the happiness of the occasion. They hadn’t actually discussed children, but neither one were against the idea of them, either.

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15: Martel – ‘Safe and Sound’

Luis Martel (Adult)Aidan Martel (Teen), Sandra Martel (Child), Zoey Martel (Toddler)

Aidan Martel had grown used to picking up his father’s slack when it came to taking care of the house and caring for his younger siblings. The loss of their mother had hit them all hard, but while the children had grieved openly, Luis had bottled it up in an effort to show strength and solidarity for the kids. Now it was coming back to bite him.

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15: Ryder 2 – ‘One Minute More’

Jack Ryder (Young Adult)

Jack Ryder was adjusting to life after college just fine. He was a fun-loving, but had an easy nature about him that just made things easy to deal with. Few things ruffled his feathers. He spent long hours painting and survived off pizza and food trucks.

It was through his love of pizza that he met Sophia.

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15: Spring Births – McMaster & Novak

The McMaster 2 Family

Juliet McMaster (Young Adult), Sam Monte (Young Adult)

Juliet McMaster went into labor early on a frosty spring morning. The rain was washing away the remnants of the blizzard that had swept through. Luckily for her, she was more than prepared, since this baby was well overdue and quite tired of waiting!

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15: Novak 2 – ‘Every Morning’

Paula Novak (Adult), Stefan Novak (Adult), Gwendolyn Novak (Adult), Stella Novak (Teen), Dana Novak (Child)

It seemed like just yesterday that Dana Novak was a cute little toddler. Paula enjoyed watching the girls grow. She’d never been keen on having kids of her own, but she certainly enjoyed being there for her nieces! Gwendolyn was doing better, but she still wasn’t going to win any mother of the year awards.

Paula was more than happy to pick up the slack.

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15: Klein – ‘When You Were Young’

Alex Klein (Adult), Rhys Klein (Young Adult), Bettina Ackerman (Young Adult)

Alex Klein was living the good life, for the most part. He was still on the political scene, but in a decidedly diminished sense. He was now one of those who helped decide the people that would run and managed their affairs for that particular party. It was a nice change. Age was quickly creeping up on him and he definitely felt the need to scale back.

He’d taken up writing as a hobby, to fill in the gaps. He had started out writing about politics, but his publisher urged him to write about himself.

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15: Ryder – ‘Angel’

Jessica Ryder (Young Adult), Rebecca Jefferson (Young Adult)

Rebecca always made sure to care for Jessica’s squirrel. It was one of the few things she had remaining of her father. The squirrel was getting old, but Rebecca did her best to keep it in good health. She was home all day, so it was the least she could do.

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