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10 December 2010 @ 12:21 am
crescendo 1.2  




PREVIOUSLY, Aria gave birth to a second son, Logan, and both Luca and Logan soon aged up to toddlers. Liam finally accepted Aria's marriage proposal, and the two were quickly married off. Liam proved that his assholery doesn't extend to his children, as he's actually a pretty good dad, and both boys became children. Marriage didn't really expand upon the relationship between Aria and Liam however, and their interactions remain almost exclusively woohooing and making out.



In case you hadn't guessed by her change of clothes in the last update, Aria is pregnant again.
LIAM: Whoa.
I'll forgive him the open-mouthed amazement, given that this is probably the first time he's ever SEEN Aria pregnant. Gotten her pregnant plenty, seen the immediate results of it once.



LIAM: And soon you'll be playing with BLOCKS! And-
I think Liam is a bit overly excited about this pregnancy thing.



The boys get along fabulously, no drama there.



LOGAN: Apparently Mom's pregnant again. I'm not sure how I feel about that . . .



LUCA: You and me, it'll be us against the baby. Hugs!
So, is now a good time to mention that Luca is the most friendly Sim I've ever had? Yes, that includes his very popular mother. Luca always autonomously does this stuff, and talks to anybody and everybody. Just you wait.



The only other thing that happened in this house was that Liam fixed the television. The screen popped out, as you can see.
LIAM: Um, I think this repair might be a bit above me?
No, you're cool. Try the screwdriver!



This face can only mean one thing:



Baby time!
ARIA: WHY DO YOU SOUND SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS?
I thought you loved babies?
ARIA: NOT NOW.



LIAM: PUT IT BACK, PUT IT BACK!
Yeah, no.



Is that . . . what . . . ?
ARIA: You love babies? HERE'S THREE.
LIAM: Hmm, what do I feel like for lunch? A sandwich? Yeah, a sandwich sounds good.
WE HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT, LIAM. LIKE GLITCHED BABIES.


So I had some corrupt custom content in my game that only appeared with multiple births. The first-born would be fine, any others would be monsters. Instead of dealing with this at the time (. . . or in a timely fashion, for that matter), I just immediately aged the triplets up to toddlers. You may be saying "Hey, you skipped the annoying infant stage! No fair!" To which I respond: TRIPLET. TODDLERS. Fuck my life.



First born is Jude, a friendly genius. Like a stereotypical genius, he is a fan of classical music. His food choices are more simple: pb & j.



Next up is Daisy, who is athletic and the devil evil. And the first girl of this generation! She likes cookies and pop music, which makes her sound innocent, deceptively so. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.



And finally we have Glory, an easily-impressed virtuoso who is the first blonde and was halfway to blinking when I took this picture. She has the same likes as Jude, classical music and peanut butter & jam sandwiches. Normally I wouldn't condone two out of three triplets obviously teaming up against the third when they're just out of the womb. But then, I met Daisy.


(Also, may I note how dangerous it is to go to YouTube when it recommends clips from Community on your homepage? This task became a lot longer than I had bargained for. But also more enjoyable! )



This is a pretty normal sight around the house nowadays, yes. Daisy looking content is not out of place - it turns out the evil one out of triplet toddlers is the happiest, thanks to the seeing others suffer positive moodlet. Heinous creature.



Don't worry, even though Glory wasn't in that picture, she's still just as miserable as her sane brother.



Um, Aria? I'm not sure those heels are the most practical idea around here.
ARIA: But I love them!
Do you also love not killing yourself on one of your five children's toys? Have some priorities!



I spoke too soon. Aria DOES have priorities, such as starting the skilling of her thee toddlers nice and early.


Now, a montage:








Logan Crescendo, best brother ever?



LIAM: She just insulted you. You're trash!
LUCA: Really, kittenmittons?
Well, let's look at this objectively, Luca. You're sitting there with an empty bowl, while your brother is playing with the toddler that was crying.



LUCA: I can play too!
. . . You're playing by yourself. Not the same thing.



Oh, look, someone realized there was a third toddler. I'm pretty sure that? Is the face of a girl who knows the best way to get away with being an evil brat is to ALSO be a total daddy's girl.



ARIA: How bad would it be if I threw this one into the ceiling? I have four others, and this one's evil to boot. What do you think?
I think that you should put the toddler down, Aria. Regardless of how heinous she already is/will grow up to be.



The boys brought home a classmate the next day after school.
GRAYSON: Yeah, I'm out.
What, why? Both Luca and Logan are social!



. . . Prove me wrong, boys. Good call.
LUCA: We're busy.
Clearly. I mean, this is how you two spend most of your autonomous time. Couldn't you go for a break in the monotony?
LOGAN: No.
Fine then. If you're not going to be social, you're going to do your homework.



ARIA: Look at my picturesque family! The boys doing homework, and all the toddlers looking happy and out from underfoot. Yay!
I'll give you that, yes. You look deceptively calm and normal.



Stop!



Sparkletime!



~adult makeover~



LUCA: Could Jude be any louder?
LOGAN: Why won't he stop crying?
Um, guys? Jude's not crying right now.



Which marks pretty much one of two times he wasn't crying throughout his toddlerhood. This being the second.



Glory, luckily, is an abnormally cheerful toddler. Jude is pretty pouty, and Daisy, though content with the suffering around her (Thanks, Jude!), is a terror, so Glory is a pleasure.



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Well, how did THAT get in here?!



With my determination to get all the toddler skills done as quickly as possible, the triplets get a lot of attention from Aria. Which keeps Jude from being pouty all the time too. Bonus!



The eldest boys get their share of attention from Liam, at least.
LIAM: Whoa, Luca, check out the beatdown that Tyler Durden just gave Jared Leto!
LUCA: Ahahaha, he got owned!
LOGAN: How best can I infiltrate this bonding conversation?



LIAM: +
LUCA: +
LOGAN: Did you know this movie was based on a book? You know, one of those things people write? Like, with a quill? You could read the book instead of watch the movie!



LIAM: Maybe if I ignore him, he'll think I didn't hear him, and I won't have to respond. Okay, look really into the movie, Liam.
LUCA: Did he just suggest we read the book instead of watching the movie? A book?
LOGAN: . . . I'm going to bed.



LIAM: + Real men don't read books, son. They watch Brad Pitt kick Jared Leto's ass.
I'll give Luca a pass because one, he is a child, and two, look at his role model. Yeah.





ilu Aria. Never change.



Jude, Daisy is in no way blocking your way to the bunny toy, and even if she is, not only is she doing it on purpose, but you have like ten of them. You'll live. More pressingly, I don't think two toddlers being on the balcony is a good thing. Aria is preoccupied with potty training Glory; this falls on you, Liam.



LIAM: I'm reading.
A book? But you shunned Logan for reading only last night!
LIAM: It's all a matter of convenience, really.
. . . You're the worst role model ever.
Also, Logan, what's wrong?
LOGAN: Fractions are terrifying!
No. No, they're really not. However, this family's dysfunction is beginning to be.



Well, this looks normal, at least! Talking to your athletic daughter about sports is perfectly fine, so - go, Liam!



LIAM: She's more interested in death, sorry.
Yeah. Of course she is.



Aria seems to be having more luck with Glory at least.
ARIA: Say "muscles!" It'll come in handy when you meet a buff guy and want to compliment him.
I don't think we have to worry about that yet.
ARIA: You can never be too prepared!
. . . Can we teach our toddlers to talk about normal things, please?



. . . That's gossiping about Daisy. NOT NORMAL. Not undeserved, but still. GIVE ME SOME NORMAL MOMENTS TO DOCUMENT.



Well, at least it's reciprocated? Is that a bright side?



LIAM: My eldest is growing up! This means an extra pair of hands to take care of the triplets! SWEET!
MTE, Liam. MTE.



They carry on with the birthday, determined not to let Jude's crying get in the way here. By this point, I'm sure they can just block it out.



Teen Luca! He rolled the workaholic trait, and since his LTW is work-related (Superstar Athlete), that's fine by me. He also rolled the still looking good trait. He has Aria's face and lip shape, Liam's eye color and shape, and a mix of their noses. Not a bad mix, although I still think he favors Liam a bit more in general. Either way, Luca = GORGEOUS.



Hi, Luca! Welcome to your life as a teenager.
LUCA: Fuck my life.



Logan! You have a bed. I've seen you use it in the past. What seems to be the issue here?





P.S. I used Aria's camera phone to snap some pictures of the kids. Not the best quality, of course, but still cute.



Comparison shot of Liam and Luca. With bonus Daisy. From the side, Luca's nose is definitely more Liam than Aria. They're still different enough that I can easily justify Luca as heir, if that's what it comes down to. And let's face it, I really love his looks so far, so it's certainly not out of the question.
LUCA: Yay. Heir. Awesome.
Come on, isn't that the goal of legacy children?
LUCA: It'd involve more toddlers, right? I think I've had enough of that.



LIAM: I am awesome. CAPTAIN Awesome.
That name is already taken. And besides, you're not.
LIAM: What about Captain Tightpants?
More suiting, but also taken.
LIAM: Well, I do kind of look like I'd be a Captain something with this pose, right?
You do. Appearances can be deceiving.


Enough Liam time, it's Logan's birthday!



LOGAN: I'm not sure about this . . . Does this mean I'm going to have to help with the toddlers like Luca does?
Sadly, yes.



It's okay, Aria is excited enough for both of you.



I find it infinitely amusing that Logan aged up into the hair that both Liam and Luca are currently sporting. Spoiler alert: He doesn't get to keep it.



He rolled the computer whiz trait, and got a suitably nerdy makeover. He takes after his mother VERY strongly, with pretty much only his hair color from Liam. His eyes remain a mystery, and so does his nose, for that matter. I mean, it's definitely Aria's, but it's about five times larger than hers. Final consensus: Logan is nowhere near as good-looking as his brother, but he is ridiculously adorable and I love him.



Family birthday dinner! Without any toddlers!







Not because they're in bed, save Glory, mind you, but they're otherwise occupied. And, more importantly, they're UPSTAIRS. Trapped, is what I'm saying.



Logan has long since discovered that the best way to watch TV is by himself, when everyone else is asleep. This has the added benefit of giving him no competition for my attention.



Not like he'd have much trouble anyway.


Someone else in the house did wake up, though not to interrupt Logan, but to interrupt my peace of mind.



THAT BETTER NOT BE PREGNANCY SICKNESS, ARIA. HAVE YOU LOOKED AT YOUR FAMILY? WHY WOULD YOU EVER WANT MORE? BEST NOT BE PREGNANT.

Ugh.


NEXT TIME, we get out of the toddler stage x3! And get right back into it again. Luca attempts to bond with Glory, and Daisy attempts to "bond" with Glory.
 
 
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Hollylamhollytale on December 10th, 2010 10:27 am (UTC)
LUCA IS AMAZING <3 He looks alot like Liam! And Logan is so cute, he does look like an adorable nerd :3
Aria and Liam's genes are really interesting, I wonder how the next baby will turn out... ?
Great chapter, keep posting more! :D
~hollytale
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on December 11th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
Luca is so gorgeous, imho. And while he is really Liam-like, when I put their shots side-by-side, there actually are a lot of differences between them, which was surprising. But whatever, I'm very happy with both boys! Well, I'm very happy with all the kids, to be honest. :D

Thank you for your comment, and don't worry, I will be posting more pretty soon, I'm sure!
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set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on December 11th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
Thank you! In my very biased opinion, I agree that Aria is adorable, and I'm happy to hear you think so too! And ugh, triplet toddlers. I was not at all looking forward to that, but on the bright side, I'm an expert at it now. That's my only consolation, haha!

Thanks for commenting; I'm glad you're enjoying the legacy so far!
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
hehe Luca is great looking!
Logan is cute in his own special way <3
the triplets are adorable!!!!
minameis2culminameis2cul on December 10th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
*forgets to sign in again* :3
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on December 11th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
Haha, no worries! And yes, I am very happy with all the kids so far. While Luca is undeniably gorgeous, Logan absolutely KILLS me. I don't know why I had more kids; I'd have my choice cut out for me between those two alone, geez.

Thanks again for commenting, I appreciate it!
randomssrandomss on December 10th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
LUCA&LOGAN ARE AWESOME :D I am loving the kids! Aria and Liam make some
supper cute bebes! And yessh even MORE!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on December 11th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
I know, their genetics are wonderful together! I am so, so happy with the boys, you wouldn't believe it, heh. I really think five kids would've been enough, but my Sims apparently had other plans . . . At least they do, as you said, make cute babies!

Thanks for commenting!
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on December 11th, 2010 09:30 am (UTC)
Luca is a fox.

*starts to get ideas for legacy spouses*

Logan's face in this picture= priceless!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on December 11th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
My completely biased self agrees - I think he is supermegafoxyawesomehot. And I would love to see him grace other legacies with his foxy presence, haha. I'll extract them when they reach the YA stage and upload them at some point, so if you happen to expand upon that idea, well, I certainly won't stop you!

Omg, I just about died when Liam and Luca each went + and the Logan had that expression. Poor kid!

Thanks for the comment, once again!
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on December 12th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
I can't wait. :)

No problem. I love your legacy.
The Legacy²zeebee1310 on December 12th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
:OOOOOOOOOOOO

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEEE
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on December 13th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
Hahaha, well, I can't argue with that now, can I? ;) I'm glad you're enjoying it, and thanks for such an enthusiastically kind comment!
Carriementalpiracy on December 14th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
Loved it! Nice Firefly reference btw. <3 Mal

I seriously died over the 2 oldest boys and Dad on the couch.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on December 17th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
Why, thank you! And yes, Mal, or to be completely honest, Nathan Fillion in general, is indeed awesome. I would post one of my many Firefly gifs to illustrate the awesomeness, but I am sadly on my other computer. I'm glad you enjoyed the reference though!

Haha, I know, I couldn't believe it when that all happened, facial expressions, thought bubbles and all. It was marvelous.

Thanks for the comment!
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set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on December 30th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, mine was caused by some bad CC that was hidden in some sims3packs. I believe it was the naked bottoms and the top with the picture of the gothic lady. So until I went through my launcher and deleted the files, I just aged my infants immediately to toddlers, and that was that. Now I run most sims3packs through Delphy's Custard before installing, and I can generally catch it all. It happens.
aprilmayshowersaprilmayshowers on December 31st, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
The triplets are adorable! I don't even know which one I adore the most! They're all cuties! :D
set phasers to "LOVE ME": troykittenmittons on December 31st, 2010 07:22 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I think I was biased towards Glory from the start - she was abnormally cheerful as a toddler, after all. However, I'm very happy with all three, so it worked out well.
Nicoletiptoehappiness on April 20th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
omgz triplets!!! *dies of panic*

but whee lucaaaaa, love love him!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on April 21st, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
That was pretty much me at that moment too!

I'm glad you like him - that is a love I fully support! XD
(Anonymous) on June 7th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
love this legacy its so funny!
also, where did you get the skin you're using for this legacy? what's it called?
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on June 11th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm happy to hear you like it! XD

It's called Freckenstein and can be found at Garden of Shadows. Hope that helps!
pullingtrickspullingtricks on June 28th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
LUCA = LOVE <3
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on July 2nd, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
I WHOLE-HEARTEDLY AGREE
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