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18 December 2010 @ 10:18 am
crescendo 1.3  

PREVIOUSLY, Aria was pregnant again, and soon gave birth to TRIPLETS, Jude, Daisy, and Glory. This meant that she and Liam gave up practically all of their free time in order to skill up the toddlers. Aria aged up to an adult, and both Luca and Logan became teens. Daisy was a little brat, Jude was very pouty, and Glory was abnormally cheerful. Aria began throwing up, causing me to freak out with thoughts that she may somehow be pregnant again.

Coming back right where we left off, with too. Many. Toddlers.
P.S. That food isn't going anywhere, Glory. You can take some time with it, you know.

The boys take advantage of the sparse time without toddlers' needs to skill/read school books. It's a sound idea, to be sure.

Why so glum, Logan? You get to enjoy the sun without the triplets taking over the balcony! Reason for celebration, yes?
LOGAN: But why do I have to do HOMEWORK in my free time?
Trust me, it'll be worth it in the end. That way you have a chance of getting a randomized trait, which could be good, as opposed to a game-determined growing-up-bad trait that definitely WON'T be good. Play the odds, Logan!
LOGAN: There's not much PLAYING right now . . .
Just do your homework.

The balcony doesn't remain unoccupied for long in this house. Yes, that IS all three toddlers on the balcony as Luca obliviously exercises on the deck below. We have some great parenting here.

If you can't tell by Logan's angry horn-blowing or Luca's ditzy clapping, it's birthday time!

Daisy rolled the excitable trait. I think the expression makes that pretty clear.


Computer whiz, which fits with the genius trait he already has.

And Glory becomes over-emotional. An over-emotional, easily-impressed virtuoso. Well, aren't you just a little trainwreck waiting to happen?

On a side note, they allllll aged up into the hair Glory is modeling for you there. ~beautiful They also all aged up to be very cute, especially when I took away that hair.

As a birthday present, we get a new kitchen! Also because we now have seven sims that can eat at a table, and four that can cook. I think it was time.

Aria is Leader of the Free World, if I didn't mention that before. It happened a while back. I'm choosing to ignore the nauseous moodlet. If I ignore it, then it can't happen right?

DAMN IT. Cheers, autonomous risky woohoo.

Take note of this picture. It is probably the only time Daisy ever has a positive, normal interaction with any of her siblings. Of course, it is Luca, and he tries to befriend everyone, so this is almost certainly entirely his influence, but still. Momentous occasion.

Aw, look at all the kids hanging out together. Conductors are a popular topic in this house, what with Glory being a virtuoso and all. Four out of five kids all spending time together, that's pretty good. You may have noticed Daisy is missing.

DAISY: I didn't want to eat with them anyway.
Okay. Are you stretching?
DAISY: I'm getting ready to kick their asses.
You would. Such a treasure, I wonder why the others failed to include her at the table-

My thoughts exactly, guys. Logan, Jude, Glory, and Luca have it right - where's Luca, you ask? He's the one leaving.
LUCA: More babies? I'M OUT.
Good call. Can't fault you for that one. Especially because, ugh, let's just get to the kids. Yes, KIDS. PLURAL. Thanks again, autonomous risky woohoo. You're a pal.

Again, mutant babies for all except the first born, aged up automatically to toddlerhood, whatever, fuck my life.

We have our second blonde of the generation, Noro. Another classical music fan, she is a cultured toddler who enjoys ratatouille.

Red-haired girl, Tautou. Dim sun and indie music, a girl after my own heart.

And one more red-haired girl, Archer. She's going to be a dream, that one. Insane AND neurotic? Well, we can only go up with traits, I suppose. And to my absolute lack of surprise, she rolls the completely insane likes of grilled cheese and latin music. And the color lilac, clearly. It's ~soothing.

Archer quickly proves herself to be the hellion of this set of triplets, not like that's a surprise.

And last set's hellion, Daisy, continues to spend most of her time alone. THIS IS YOUR FUTURE, ARCHER. No, I'm kidding, you can't be as heinous as Daisy.

DAISY WHAT. This . . . has got to be some kind of misdirection.
DAISY: I'm recruiting minions! :D
LUCA: Sorry, busy skilling up over here.
Liar, you're watching football.
LUCA: Skilling!

Speaking of skilling, Aria and Liam got to work on the toddlers' skilling pretty quickly.

Talking! About normal things! I think we're becoming better at this teaching to talk thing.


Potty training! Aria, ♥♥♥

No, we're definitely getting better at this triplets thing. Enough so that the teens don't actually need to do a whole lot of toddler rearing.

Which leaves them plenty of time for inappropriate conversations with their younger siblings!
LUCA: It's called the egg-beater. Now, be careful not to mix it up with the shocker, because either way, it'd be an unpleasant surprise.
GLORY: iwanttogotobednow iwanttogotobednow
Aria. Put a stop to this, I'm begging you.
ARIA: This may be an inappropriate conversation, Luca.
You think?!

Glory tried another conversation.
DAISY: Masks are essential, that way they won't be able to see what hit them, or who we are. But wait - that way they won't be able to give us credit! I have to think this over. What do you think, masks or no masks?

Somehow, I don't think Glory's on board.

Yeah, I saw that coming.

The Crescendos hired a maid, because I decided to be nice to them. They have eight children, I'd rather they focus on the children over the house. So we got Ethan Bunch. Between the peroxide hair, the fake tan, and that outfit, he clearly moonlights as a male stripper. Well, that's probably on par with the other influences in this household.

ETHAN: Dusting. Yes, dusting would be a maid-like duty.
Then do it. Thinking about cleaning and awkwardly positioning yourself right in Luca's face =/= cleaning.

The scene outside of the kids' glitchy school, where most of the people stay outside and pee themselves instead of going into the building. Oh, and there's our maid, standing in one of the puddles. It's a wonder he doesn't last very long at the house.

Well, there's a pleasant look that doesn't at all fill me with dread.
DAISY: You see nothing.

Peripheral vision, Luca, really.

. . . Kinda your own fault for not seeing her there. Though Daisy is, well, as much as I think it's wrong to call a child a bitch, Daisy kinda is.

She kind of comes from a family of assholes, though. Here's Logan sleeping, so Jude decides he MUST play computer games on the computer right by Logan's bed, and Aria and Glory decide this would be the best room to have a conversation in, naturally.

If it's any consolation, Logan, Glory doesn't know how to open a door.
LOGAN: Um, thanks?

Guys? When did we decide that Logan's bed was THE place to hang out on and around?
LIAM: This is the only view of this very interesting television program.
You have another TV. And Luca's not even watching, what's his excuse?
LUCA: Well, I'd like to have the option to watch, so I need to stay in a place with a view of the TV.
Of course you do.

Tautou remains unperturbed by the rampant asshattery surrounding her.

And Logan does at least have an adoring fan in Noro. So it's not all bad, right?

Logan, seriously, you are the best big brother.
LOGAN: When you avoid everyone in your family who can talk, it leaves you with a lot of time to spend with toddlers.
Fair enough.

DAISY: I'm bored. What to do, what to do . . .

DAISY: That was entertaining.

Not surprisingly, Glory has taken to avoiding Daisy like the plague she is.

Daisy's downstairs exercising and looking like she's really enjoying herself?

Glory's killing herself with laughter while watching TV upstairs.

Daisy's in bed upstairs? Glory is watching old romance movies downstairs.

Perhaps not the best movies for children.
GLORY: . . . I want to go upstairs now.

And here begins Glory's great friendship with Luca. Seriously, these two will flock together at every chance. (Also, Logan, DON'T GO IN THERE. She's obviously been plotting in there, so I repeat, DON'T GO IN THERE.)

I'm not really sure what Luca brings to the conversational table, to be honest.
GLORY: He's talking about fishing.
I know.
GLORY: To a young girl.
GLORY: Not cool.

Maybe it's his terrifying friendly smile that draws her in?

Oblivious to the dysfunction of their other children, Aria and Liam focus pretty much all of their attention on the bringing up of their other three children. I hate to break it to you guys, but no amount of toddler skilling is going to reduce the future dysfunction of these three. The others all had good toddlerhoods (well, except Jude, who is actually quite functional now - correlation?), and that did shit all.

I took pity on Glory and Jude, and sent them to the park for some nice, normal activities.

GLORY: I feel so FREE! No avoiding Daisy, no pretending to like hanging out with Luca, just free!

While they were out and about, I left Daisy at the house as a punishment for being a little brat. In hindsight, this is probably more of a punishment for those I leave her with.

Well, Luca's apparently declared his allegiance to Glory. Probably the safer bet. And on that note, Daisy gets to go out of the house!

Don't get mauled by a bear now, dear.
Sadly, nothing at all happened, and she returned home unharmed. Well, it was worth a try.

Aria is, as usual, oblivious to her children's actions, as she is on -
RANDOM COWORKER: Red pumps are just the best!
ARIA: They're great, really, but they wouldn't really go with this dre-
Well, I think he's made it quite clear that it's not and never going to be a date. Unless Aria brings her hot husband, that is.

Logan takes advantage of his mother's absence to do some illegal haxxoring.
LOGAN: There's all sorts of black market adoption sites, I just have to crack the encryption, and we'll be golden!
Hmm. An interesting idea. Let me know how the hacking works out for you, and then we'll talk.

This one's staying though. Nice, quiet, out of Daisy's everyone's way, what's not to like?


Oh good, let's bring hormones into the mix of bitchery between the girls with Daisy. Failproof plan, that.
DAISY: I hate her face.

NEXT TIME, birthdays all around! And proof that I have clearly lost my mind. Let's not get into it just yet.
Current Music: oedipus: regina spektor
Bambialbinobambi on December 18th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
More babies? How did your game even allow you to have 10 sims in one household?

Either way, am really enjoying this legacy. And I now am very curious what happens next time. :)
Jazmyn ❤novas on December 18th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Lol I was thinking the same thing lol.
set phasers to "LOVE ME": cilliankittenmittons on December 18th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you get the notification when I respond to the original thread, so I'll repeat myself here too, just in case: AwesomeMod allows overstuffed houses, which I was using at the time, though I now prefer Master Controller + Portrait Panel for that use. If you feel like going totally insane, I can recommend those, haha.
set phasers to "LOVE ME": cilliankittenmittons on December 18th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, I had AwesomeMod at that point, though I only used it for the overstuffed houses. Now I use Twallan's MasterController + Portrait Panel for that. It wasn't my best idea ever, though it did keep things interesting!

And thank you for your comment; I appreciate it!
minameis2cul on December 18th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
woah 8 kids :O holy god :L
set phasers to "LOVE ME": cilliankittenmittons on December 18th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I know. Total headdesk moment for me, really. On the bright side, I'm really good at raising triplet toddlers now! Heh.

Thanks for commenting!
flowne_lytehartflowne_lytehart on December 18th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
They're all cute, no matter what, though.
set phasers to "LOVE ME": cilliankittenmittons on December 18th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
Haha, I know! The house was pretty crazy there, ngl. But you're right, if I have to have so many of them, at least it's not a failboat of genetics! And I do love Sim genetics, so at least I have that going for me, heh.

Thanks for the comment!
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set phasers to "LOVE ME": cilliankittenmittons on December 19th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Be warned, it does not limit it to ten sims, so your sims can still get pregnant at any time! (As I have clearly discovered.) Also, I was running into weird lags and stuff, and I think AwesomeMod may have been the cause as it stopped when I took that out, so be wary of that. Of course, it probably didn't help that I really needed to clean out my CC so it was probably more due to a conflict than AM. Regardless, I really like Twallan's mod, so I'd recommend them (they're either under Twallan or NRaas Industries).

And thank you very much! I'm honored that you're enjoying my ridiculous Sims so much. xD Thank you!
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set phasers to "LOVE ME": cilliankittenmittons on December 20th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'd been having lots of little problems, and while taking out AM didn't solve everything, it was enough that I realized it wasn't compatible with my game. But that's okay, because I was already using a bunch of Twallan mods, so I'm just sticking with that. Straight from Twallan, what you would need are:

The non-core approach requires the use of several mods:

1) MasterController's "Add Sim" allows for the merging of houses
2) Woohooer is required to unlock the "Try For Baby" in overstuffed houses
3) PortraitPanel displays the additional portraits

So you need those three mods from him, none of which are core mods but all of which can do other things with your game. Now, I like what they do with my game (yes, even the autonomous risky woohoo that resulted in my most recent triplets), but it's just something to keep in mind. I don't know if you want to go that route, but it's definitely an option, and I like it for my game. Then again, my game is kinda insane, heh.
aprilmayshowersaprilmayshowers on December 31st, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
8 kids. 2 adults. 10 people in one house? Wow! You must have some sort of mod! XD
Archer is the cutest toddler ever! I love her! :D
Daisy is evil... Pure evil.
Glory's name describes her perfectly! :)
set phasers to "LOVE ME": cilliankittenmittons on December 31st, 2010 07:25 am (UTC)
That I do - I believe I was using AwesomeMod at that point, though I now use pretty much only Twallan mods so Master Controller + Portrait Panel + The Woohooer, I believe.

Oh, I had high hopes for Archer as a toddler. It's funny, she has now grown into the same facial mold as Daisy, but she looked much cuter as a toddler! Must be the evil in Daisy biasing me, lol.

And Glory is, well, glorious! Excuse the pun. She did grow into her name quite well, didn't she? If only Daisy could grow into a delicate little flower . . . *sigh*
Nicoletiptoehappiness on April 20th, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)

*runs away screaming in terror from my own horror stories*


But ahh, loved the update!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on April 21st, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
Haha! I completely understand that, lol.

I'm happy you liked it, even if it was a little terrifying at times! ;)
Brandi Bellelizbeth_mairead on June 9th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
WOW, okay, so I've been reading your story so far and I love it. Your sims are gorgeous. How did you get those hair styles? :O

And that's some amazing talent for handling TWO sets of triplets. I had one household that had two boys and then triplet girls and I thought I'd lose my mind.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on June 9th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥ I'm happy to hear you're enjoying it thus far. XD

I use a lot of custom hair. I think the majority tends to be from Newsea or Peggy. If there's any in particular you're wondering about, please let me know and I can probably track them down for you!

Haha, thanks! I pretty much felt like losing my mind at the first set, and there was some major, major headdesk action going on when I got the second set, but I got through it.

Thanks for reading!
pullingtricks on June 28th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Such beautiful sims :) Especially as toddlers and children!
My toddlers all look alike, and my children look like hideous creatures, as mean as it sounds.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on July 2nd, 2011 06:36 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! I was pretty thrilled with this batch, ngl. I think most Sim toddlers look like, but with custom content, you can differentiate them easier. I'm sure your children aren't that terrifying, but if they are, well, maybe they'll grow out of it? ;)