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06 February 2011 @ 10:45 am
crescendo 2.5  

PREVIOUSLY, Tautou's repressed rage came out of hiding, and she took it out on Aria, of all people, resulting in Tautou and Archer moving out. But not before Silas (sixamsims) and Glory's triplets aged into toddlers! Noro decided to get out of the house for a while as well, and visited Bridgeport where, amidst her extensive bar-hopping, she had ONE. SINGLE. DAUGHTER (!!!!) with Sid Alcott (sixamsims). Not long after Remember aged up to toddler, it was time for Noro and Remember to return to their shiny new house in Redcliffs.

NORO: Hmm, this window . . . It's not really like our old windows, you know.
I am well-aware of that. I suggest that you turn that frown upside-down, Noro, because the window is staying.
Some of their outfits, like Noro's for example, will be different. Redone CC folder and all.

CAROLINA: This trampoline . . . I'm not sure about this new object.
It is literally the trampoline from your old house.

CAROLINA: I don't know about this . . . It feels pretty different . . .

DEGAUSSER: These bookshelves . . . We didn't used to have them.
No, and you used to share a room with your sisters. Point being? I think you'll appreciate this house better.

DEGAUSSER: But these bookshelves.
Oh, ffs everyone. It's a new house, let's just move in, move on, and accept it.

NORO: I feel like there's somebody watching me . . .
Don't fear, Noro, Silas has got this.

I honestly think Silas is single-handedly responsible for Zephyrus and Sunday learning all their toddler skills. Such as Zeph being potty-trained, obviously.

His wife is occupied with more important things. Like making an enemy out of Carolina, apparently. Chess is a game of heartbreak and betrayal, after all.

Look, Degausser is doing some productive instead of sitting around with a bitch-face! Oh, happy day.

Guernica clearly didn't get the memo that this is a happy day. May I add that she autonomously decided to practice her martial arts?

Know who else apparently decided to autonomously practice martial arts at the Little Dojo next door?

Luca and Jackie (siouxpergirl)!

They also do this autonomously a lot. ~surprise~
And because Aria has no luck visiting them, what with their work schedules and martial arts-ing, I'm just going to pop in a picture of their toddler son right now.

'Sup, Griffin Crescendo?
That sound you hear in the background is siouxpergirl raging that Luca and Jackie gave me a redhead baby first go. Sorry, darling. ♥

Aria does have better luck stopping by the humble abode of Logan and Alice (gringotts). GUESS HOW MANY BABIES THEY HAD!
Hint: It's more than the two you can see on the floor.



And my personal favorite so far, Alexis.

Aria also saw a vampire while she was out and about. Already?! It's the first day in new!Redcliffs, and we've already got vampires spawned? Jesus.

Much more interesting than a vampire is Andrew Snyder (samannah), whom Aria happened to run into downtown.

The next day, Aria rolled the want to invite Andrew over.
ANDREW: Hey, this is a pretty nice house! Is the upstairs just as nice? I bet it is!
You can stay, bb.

Look who showed up as well! Uninvited.
ARCHER: Ew, this house . . .
May I remind you that you don't live here anymore, crazy-pants?

Noro burnt her pancakes. I'll leave it to you all to decide if she was distracted by the arrival of a cute boy or by, well, look at the previous picture. Yeah.

Given that this was her expression whilst she was chatting up Andrew, I'm going to go with the former option.

Aria, who rolled simultaneous wants to find out if Andrew's single and have a grandchild, kept a close eye on Noro's conversation while she bonded with her existing son-in-law.
ARIA: I want you to know, Silas, even when I do get another son-in-law, there'll always be room in my heart for you.

It should come as a surprise to absolutely nobody that Aria has added yet another best friend to her legion of loyal followers.

Liam has wisely chosen to stay out of his children's love lives. Given how his own love life was - or wasn't, to be more exact - when he was younger, this is definitely for the best.

As for Degausser, Guernica, and Carolina, they are apparently uninterested in such topics as love. Observe:

One, yes, Remember is here, and yes, the family hasn't blinked at the extra toddler. When you have three, what's one more? I mean, really now.
And two, Carolina is a total tickle-monster. This is her favorite autonomous activity, I swear. Well, this, and the "whine about life" interaction. Because her life is hard, y'all.

Guernica is regressing away from romance, it would seem. Which is just as well, as her maturity level would not be able to handle it and it'd be pretty skeevy, tbh.

And the only woman Degausser is interested in right now is his sister - no, not in a Jude-way, in a normal sibling sort of way.

So intense. So the only way to help Degausser reach his LTW because he has no actual interest in either athletics or martial arts. -_-

Hey, Glory? Maybe a little less attention on your brother and a little more on your toddler chilling by the stairs a few feet away?
Parenting skills, we have them.

Archer. Honey. You were in a house with five bathrooms. I thought I was beyond being surprised by Archer's fail, but apparently not.

SILAS: Another male in the house! FINALLY.
ANDREW: He's standing really close to me . . .
SILAS: I wonder if he's thinking of me too?

SILAS: Hey, I'm Silas, are you another male?

SILAS: Whoa, hey, it looks like you are another male! That's just great, we really need some more males around here!

ANDREW: Um, what kind of intro is that? Really now.

SILAS: I'm overflowing with manliness and going to bed like a boss man!

ANDREW: Yeah! Me too, like an, um . . .

Like an Edward Cullen, Andrew? DO NOT WANT.

This is real romance. Not I'm-going-to-creep-into-your-room-to-watch-you-sleep-and-remove-the-engine-from-your-car "romance."

This kid ALWAYS comes home with one of the teens after school, and just creeps around the house, interacting with a single soul.
You know how you get the pop-ups like "Guernica wants to go to so-and-so's house after school. Is this okay?" and you can choose yes or no? Why can't we get those same pop-ups when someone's coming over? For Alvin, it would always be no. ALWAYS NO.

So peaceful, so content . . .


Liam, no!

omg, fuck off, Alvin - WE ARE IN PAIN HERE.

Liam's final resting spot in the backyard. Thank you for your genetic contribution, dear. Your never-ending stupidity and your great affection for your children will be sorely missed. ♥
Again, Liam is was a revamped version of Connor Frio by kittehbomb.

Noro called Andrew over to comfort her, which he was all too happy to do.

ANDREW: Yeah, comforting, I got this.

Noro quickly moved things out of the friend zone. Grief makes a girl do strange things?

I call this shot "How Many Blondes Can I Fit In One Room?" I bet I could fit Zephyrus in there too . . .

GLORY: It's getting too PG-13 in here.
Yeah, best put your mini-me to bed.

Is it still PG-13 if it's the sickeningly sugary sweetness of, say, baby animals?
SILAS: I spy with my little eye a get-together that would be fun to crash . . .

Reasonably, Noro and Andrew decided to take it upstairs.
NORO: I'm really broken up about my dad . . . Comfort me?

What kind of an aphrodisiac is that?!
Apparently a decent one . . .

The next morning Noro was called to work at a salon that employed this nice piece of pixels. How can you tell I'm not playing an EA-populated town?

Noro's actual client was my very own Aidan Fitzgerald, who in no way needs a makeover, and who will be up for download very soon.

In need of a makeover or not, Aidan seems pretty pleased with the results. Pleased enough not to notice his stylist having a grief-related breakdown in the background.

Things aren't any better at the Crescendo house.

Really not better. Unless you're Guernica, that is.
GUERNICA: Okay, I get it, you're all sad. You're also all blocking the way to the fridge.

One of the best parts about the stylist career is running into my other Sims. ♥
LUCA: Hey, I heard a rumor that Dad died. That's not true, is it?

I'm sorry, Luca, it's very true. And Noro is very sensitive about the subject.


Back to your regularly scheduled grief and heartbreak.

Silas had a ghost hunting job in a house belonging to a bunch of Sims I've created. Here are Lennox Orwell, Jessa Victoire, and Lainey Montmartre, all of which will be up for download with Aidan at some point.

I, for one, love the ghost hunting smirk that Silas often sports.

She doesn't.

After evicting some ghosts, it's right back into mourning. Aidan is ill-equipped to handle a grown man crying over the father-in-law he barely spoke to.

SILAS: Why, Liam? Why did you have to die so soon? We could've been friends, and now we'll never get the chance!

SILAS: We could've gone to restaurants together! I'm so hungry, and you could've helped me with that!

SILAS: I'm so hungry yet full of grief - this is the worst day ever!

Silas is not alone in that - the hot tub is getting a lot of use these days. It counteracts the negative moodlets from Liam's death, you see.

DEGAUSSER: Weird, I have absolutely nothing on my mind.
CAROLINA: I know that feeling - I like it!

Ah, I see that Glory and Carolina's unfounded animosity is still going strong.

Degausser is the first to discover the shiny new coffee machine in the kitchen.
DEGAUSSER: I need some kind of stimulant to deal with the abundance of estrogen in the house.
I feel you.

Well-caffeinated, Degausser partakes in the usual Crescendo pastime of gaming out with his sisters.

Time for some spam! Specifically, my favorites of Noro's clientele. My bias may be showing. Overpoweringly.

Eva Lapin, another one of mine.

Jude's wife, Sharon. Incidentally, I think the accidental pregnancy was the only reason they ever got married - I never get SP pop-ups about them, and they haven't had another child. Oh, well.


And one more of my creations, Ezra Pierce. Whom Tautou apparently hooked up with for a brief fling. GET IT GIRL.

What kind of client could cause Noro to distort her face like such?

P.S. Never change, Archer. NEVER.

Speaking of Noro's crazy sisters, Silas got a call about ghosts at Tautou and Archer's house. Apparently Tautou? Not a fan of ghosts.
Oh, and something else I should probably mention about Tautou: one of her previous flings with yet another one of my Sims resulted in twin girls. OF COURSE. Current Crescendo generation three girl:boy ratio is 8:3.

Liam! Not so scary of a ghost as the ones scaring Tautou, I'd imagine. Mainly because he hasn't ventured into the house yet, preferring to chill around his gravestone. I, on the other hand, have no such qualms about venturing into the house. In fact, let's do so now!

NORO: My world is kind of starting to revolve around you, Andrew.

Shy kiss interaction FTW.

Dear Andrew, I have one question for you:

Love, kittenmittons

He apparently wasn't that disgusted (???) by her lewd (???) actions as he invited her to a party at his unlit abode that very night.

Where this lady proceeded to stare at Logan all night. That train's left the station, lady.

ANDREW: Hey, you! More important things over here!

Much more important! XD

NEXT TIME, weddings, and babies, and birthdays, oh my!
Current Music: set fire to the rain: adele
dramaluver1292dramaluver1292 on February 6th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
SILAS: Hey, I'm Silas, are you another male?
Well yes, yes I am. :o
lol. xD

Great chapter! I am in love with the Red Cliff's people's skin! :D What is it?
I wished SP worked with my game. -.-
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 6th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)

I believe my current default skins are TummyZa's hairy skin for males and Lady Frontbum's Busty St. Clair for females, though I have default faces by Ephemera. A lot of the Sims I create are wearing non-default skins though, though ones like the tattoo artist, Jude's wife, and my own Jessa and Eva are probably all in defaults. I think it's Ephemera's faces that are really eye-catching, because they are wonderful!

SP won't work with your game? That's too bad. :( I would die without Twallan's mods!
dramaluver1292dramaluver1292 on February 6th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
Only Master Controller and Woohooer work. D;
Anyways, I will look into that! Thanks!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 6th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
Those are probably the two mods of his that I find the most use for, so at least you have that. :)

You're very welcome!
dramaluver1292dramaluver1292 on February 6th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 7th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
Me too! It makes things so much easier - I would legit die without it!
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on February 6th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
That sound you hear in the background is siouxpergirl raging that Luca and Jackie gave me a redhead baby first go.


One of Logan's children is named Francois? Heh. I named Bee and Bryce's new baby Francois because well...you know where he was conceived. *wink wink nudge nudge*

Seeing young Jackie and Luca is refreshing, since they're both elders in my game. *sob*

Andrew and Noro=OTP!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 6th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Shhh, it's okay, love. *pats head*
P.S. :p

One day, he's going to wonder why he has a French name, and what are his parents going to tell him then? Scarred for life! I do like the name Francois though.

Elder Luca and Jackie = DO NOT WANT. :'(

Andrew and Noro are definitely my cutest couple so far. <3 forever.
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on February 6th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
I still got my redhead, so I'm ok.

Let's hope he never does. Poor child.

If it helps, they're the cutest elders ever.

Let's see more bbs!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 6th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
You got two redheads even! And a blonde! Nothing shabby about that.

Oh, I believe that. I'd be surprised if they weren't utterly adorable. <3

It's almost too bad that Noro isn't a single heir so that she and Andrew could have even more babies, because I really do love them. However, given that she shares heirship with Glory, I have absolutely no regrets.
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on February 6th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks to Fertility Treatment. :P

And they're still lovey dovey. <3

If you didn't have double heirs, the Crescendo household would be twice as large as gen 2. :P
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 7th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
Hee, I loved how when I spotted them in my game, they were just making out. It definitely made me squee!

Oh, God, I'm never doing eleven kids again, no thank you!

. . . I just jinxed myself, didn't I? Damn it.
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on February 7th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
You're not the only one. Best sim couple evar.

Yes, you did. Am I going to have to make you turn Autonomous Risky Woohoo off? :P
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 7th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
You should probably force me to do so, yes. Although, as you very well know, that may not help . . .
ღஐƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒஐღmiss_nyxie on February 6th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
Loved this update. So sad that Liam died.

I really like how you capture everyone's personality so well.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 7th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
I didn't even notice his death until I saw someone had "Mourn" in their queue. It was the worst surprise ever. :'(

Thank you! I'm very happy to hear that I'm doing okay with that, since I do worry about it. So thank you very much!
Jacqueline: ms blue butterflyvayleen on February 6th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
Jackie & Luca's first child was redheaded in The Storms universe too. Fluke?

I think your townies are so attractive. Aidan is my favorite. SIms I make always come out so quirky, but I write it off as personality and leave it at that. XD Where do you put said sims up for download?

Poor Liam. Poor sad Crescendo family. ;_;

At least with grief comes marriage! Can't wait to see the kiddos!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 7th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
Aw, poor siouxpergirl . . . Their next two in my game are also redheads.

Thanks, darling! I love Aidan too, although since he's pretty similar to Logan, this isn't a surprise. ;)
They're not up for download yet, I still have to take some shots of all of them and write down their stats, but I'll just be putting them up here on my LJ. Hopefully this week? I'll let you know the minute they're up though! XD

They were honestly miserable for days, it was horrible. The positive engagement moodlet for Noro could not have come soon enough! And as far as kids, you shall be seeing the result(s?) of the first pregnancy in the next update, that I can promise. :D
Jacqueline: ms flower purplevayleen on February 7th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
Lucky for my health, Betsy has Jackie's black hair. I don't want to be added to the list. XD

That might be exactly why I like Aidan. >.> I can't wait until he's up. You're spoiling me with all your attractive sims. Be careful or I'll get used to it. ;)
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 7th, 2011 06:36 am (UTC)
Oh, I don't mind you getting used to it. XD I'm very nefarious, you see, and want my sims to take over everyone else's games - the Crescendos and their curse of multiples is a great help with that! ;)
Jacqueline: ms evil cunning womanvayleen on February 7th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
I see. It's not a curse at all, because you're doing it on purpose. If Glory has multiples straight off, it's because of your evil plans!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 8th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
I prefer to think of it more as they're enabling me, lol. Nah, but at this point, the Crescendos do seem hell-bent on reproducing as much as possible in other games, that's for sure!
Jacqueline: ms cute owlvayleen on February 8th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
We're all enabling you by playing them in the first place. XD
setter101 on February 6th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
Awwuh. Liam. D':

I'm happy that Noro and Andrew are together!
I always loved the Snyders. <3
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 7th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
The house just isn't the same without the old coot. :'(

Oh, me too! I didn't read them until after they had come to their untimely end, but I loved them, and obviously think Andrew is super adorable! He and Noro are my favorite couple so far, easily. <3
(Anonymous) on February 6th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
dang, you make some nice simmies.
lol at archer peeing outside the house
great update(:
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 7th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! <3

Oh, how I laughed when I saw Archer's "situation." Poor crazy girl.

I'm glad you enjoyed it - thank you!
flowne_lytehartflowne_lytehart on February 7th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
Lol, Silas is happy to have another man in the house!
A little too happy it seems. XD
Wow, so many kids altogether... Crescendos will dominate Redcliffs!
Logan has built in fertility it seems. The Storms legacy also had him with triplets.
Wow, awesome sims ya made!!!

set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 7th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
Hee, I would wonder about his happiness but given the amount of estrogen in that household, I'm willing to write it off as just happiness. The vast quantity of times he'd rolled the want to woohoo with Glory probably helps in writing it off too. ;)

The way I see it, they're planning for world domination. They do seem to like to produce multiples in other people's game, such as Logan, yes. In fact, every time I've seen any of them in another game, multiples have popped up. World domination it is!

Thank you, dear! <3

:( I know, I'm going to miss that senile old jerk. I'm glad he at least got in a nice night of hot-tubbing just the day before, at least!
OH MY LYLE!legendarysims on February 8th, 2011 08:46 am (UTC)
Not sure if I've ever commented, but I love your Sims. They're all gorgeous. Aria seemed to want a football team, amirite?


P.S. Can I affiliate you?
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 9th, 2011 06:12 am (UTC)
Thank you! <3 Yep, she got her football team, although I'm not sure what their combined competency would be . . . Oh well, we'll just say it's quantity over quality and call it a day.

Yes, of course! I'd love to affiliate with you. It'd have the added benefit of giving me a much-needed kick in the pants to catch up on the Marx family like I've been meaning too. *hangs head in shame*
OH MY LYLE!legendarysims on February 9th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
QUANTITY INDEED! WOO! I shall inform you as to where you've been linked in a timely manner. I know, it's a lot of reading about crazy ass Sims and their children over there. Sometimes I wonder where I'd be if I just decided to do a nice respectable legacy... OH WELL! :D
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 9th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
Sounds good to me!

Psh, respectable legacy, where's the fun in that?
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 9th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I forgot to ask: Do you have a particular banner/button you'd like me to use to link back to you, or anything?
OH MY LYLE!legendarysims on February 10th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
I don't at this moment. Feel free to be creative, if I get a banner I'll get back to you. :D
rainbowfunrainbowfun on February 10th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
Great chapter. I'm making my rounds trying to catch up on everyone's legacies since I've been out of it the past few weeks. Can't wait for the next chapter!
Oh also, toddlers are <3
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 10th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm working on the next chapter now, so hopefully I'll have it done soon.

Trying to catch up on legacies is a feeling I know well!
thespitemalice on February 11th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
I read all your legacy in one afternoon, i i was like "o.o "
How do you manage not to get insane? xD
Love this legacy a lot <3
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 11th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
Wow, I'm impressed! And flattered!

Heh, I think my sanity is debatable at this point . . . ;) But really, I'm worried that if I ever get down to, say, four kids in a generation, I'm going to be bored! Valid concern, lol.

Thank you! <3 I'm very happy to hear that you're enjoying it!
ohsims: Gen 9 - Vermontohsims on February 13th, 2011 06:21 am (UTC)
Alexis is such a little cutie! I love that skintone.

Liam. ;____;

I am so ready to try out Red Cliffs. Stop making me want to play with it before I finish my legacy. XDDDDDD

You have like, some of the most interesting sims. I can't keep up with them because they breed like rabbits BUT THEY ARE LOVELY RABBITS.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 13th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Heh, me too! Had Logan been heir, Alexis would've had heirship in the bag, I think. <3

I am a bad influence! I'm sorry! But it is really pretty. You don't have long to wait though - I can't believe your gen 10 is here! O_o

Thank you, love! Rabbits sounds deceptively benign when they are trying to TAKE OVER THE WORLD. I'm pretty sure that's their endgame with this overpopulation business, anyway. ;)
aprilmayshowersaprilmayshowers on March 10th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Liam!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :(
That isn't fair! He shouldn't have died yet! :(

Poor little Remember, so got NO love in this post. It's okay, Remember, I love you; and I REMEMBER you! XD

Blergh! I still like Sid more than Andrew! XD Althought, Andrew is cute in his own little way.

P.S. I absolutely, postively, adore The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! <3
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 11th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
I know! I somehow didn't notice that he was so much older than Aria, hence his death took me by complete surprise. WORST SURPRISE EVER.

I think I had one picture of Re in the update at least - which is one more than it appears Sunday got. Oops. ^^;; Remember is definitely the cutest of the toddlers, so I could never forget her! (. . . no pun intended there, lol)

Sorry to disappoint you, dear. I do adore Sid something fierce, but the same could be said about Andrew, and he and Noro are absolutely crazy about each other. It's a tough call between those two boys though!

High five for the Fresh Prince love! A highlight of the 90's, for sure. XD
pullingtricks on August 5th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
Lol at Silas being happy for another male in the house. I wonder if there's a word for the exact opposite of a sausage fest? Hmm.

But oh my GOD! Griffin is adorable! <3 Are you going to show him grown up? And put the spares up for download?

And yay Noro getting married! Finally somebody didnt reject a marriage proposal in this family.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on August 8th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
I think someone once suggested "taco fest" to me? I don't know, not quite the same ring to it, but whatever it is, that's what that house is.

If I haven't shown him grown up, then I will have to rectify that immediately! And yes, the cousins will be put up for download . . . next weekend, I hope? Soon! XD

MOMENTOUS OCCASION! I was so proud and a little bit shocked, heh.