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08 March 2011 @ 11:29 pm
crescendo 2.7  

PREVIOUSLY, Noro married Andrew Snyder (samannah), prompting a family reunion at their wedding. Andrew then proceeded to knock up Noro with autonomous regular woohoo, like great, thanks for that . . . But it was okay, as Noro gave birth to a single boy, Ares. Despite constant woohoo, Silas (sixamsims) did not manage to impregnate Glory, which earns him a non-sarcastic thank you from me. Degausser, Guernica, and Carolina aged into young adults, after the HARBINGER OF DOOM (Guernica) set her cake on fire, sending Andrew the cop to run out the door in terror and pass out on the porch. Zephyrus, Sunday, and Emma Kate also aged up, though without the cake, lest we have another fire in the place. Safety first, kids.

Now that their children are somewhat self-sufficient, Glory and Silas will probably have even more time for, well, this. Not like they didn't already, I suppose.

On the other side of the wall, Sunday and Emma Kate have already learned to sleep right though it.

Something tells me that these kids have been desensitized early . . .
EMMA KATE: Yay, Mom! Yay, Dad! I feel so close to you right now! +

ZEPHYRUS: This house is awesome!

Oh, you decided to stop scarring your children for the moment and take it back to the bedroom? Good on you!

I would comment that perhaps that's not appropriate attire but honestly? They've seen worse.

Carolina is pretty single-minded in her new obsession.
CAROLINA: Yep. This is the life.

Lest you think nobody takes care of Remember and Ares, here are Silas and Degausser proving you wrong!

With Silas out of bed, that means Glory must be as well, and therefore, she takes the time to bond with her daughters with that ol' Crescendo pastime.
GLORY: Lean into the turn, that way you regain full control when you come out of it, you see?
SUNDAY: But Mom, you just hit me!
GLORY: All a part of the learning experience.

Zeph is busy reading in Guernica and Carolina's room. Careful there Zeph, you could become as anti-social as Guernica!

Case in point.

If you're wondering where Glory disappeared to, there's no need to wonder. Really.
GLORY: So, the kids are downstairs. What say we take advantage of that?
However, I like to think the photo of teenaged Glory approves.

Meanwhile, across the hall . . .

Are you getting a feel for the second level of the house yet? I think the downstairs has its own sanctioned activity as well, as the kids will demonstrate for you.

EMMA KATE: Okay, ease into the turn, you got this . . .

EMMA KATE: No! This is NOT how it's supposed to work! Work better, you stupid controller!

ZEPHYRUS: Heh. This is fun.

Perhaps he is unperturbed by his sister because of the new dishwasher he just received? It's slightly disconcerting that not only is he a child celebrity, but he is being sent a dishwasher, of all things.

This would normally be more disconcerting than the dishwasher, except that unlike last time, this did not come about autonomously.

Cross-eyed and in front of Bret and Jemaine? Must mean she's about to pop!

And then promptly throw up. Typical Crescendo pregnancy.


GLORY: Happy birthday to you-
GUERNICA: Indeed, happy birthday to you.
GUERNICA: I'm trying to blow it out.

Nothing to see here. Nope.

Thanks for playing, rather good-looking firefighter, but Degausser and his brave trait already got this fire under control. OF WHICH THERE WILL BE NO MORE. And no, not only because Guernica will be moving out soon, but also because I realized that with Aria's two dozen + (!!!) lifetime rewards, she didn't have the fireproof homestead one. RECTIFIED.

Remember rolled the shy trait, just like her cousin Zeph. ♥

DEGAUSSER: Wait - there was cake here just a second ago, where did the cake go?!
Sorry bb, with the chaos from the fire, Ares won't have time for a cake before aging up.


Here is Ares, resplendent with Andrew's hair and Noro's eyes and skintone. And his evil trait.

DEGAUSSER: Evil or not, he should've had cake.

ANDREW: Oh my God, she's getting a bit fat - what if it's a tumor? Oh, I can't even think of that! She needs to go to a doctor so I don't have to think of that!
This is when I realized that Noro had not yet told Andrew that she was pregnant again.

ANDREW: You mean it's not a tumor? Oh, happy day!

NORO: Would a tumor kick at your ear?
ANDREW: Oooooh!

ANDREW: One day, one day soon, you can have shoes! All the better to kick with, I say!

With a baby coming, it was high time for the last spares of generation two to move out.
GUERNICA: Peace out, family!

DEGAUSSER: Yeah, peace out!

CAROLINA: "Peace out," they say? I've got this, just get the fingers nice and stretched . . .

CAROLINA: Wait - MOVING OUT?! It's not fair, and I won't go, so there!
She went. I assure you that she went. Bye bbs! ♥

And the newly updated upstairs hallway, aka The Spare Wall. Damn, those girls photograph well, don't they? I hope SP is kind to them!

Speaking of Story Progression, the lovely and angry Tautou had twin girls, fathered by my very own Jackson Wycherley. Needless to say, I AM EXCITE.

Here is Asha.

And this is Winter.

Okay, now back to the actual legacy, I suppose . . .

Aria seems to be getting a bit senile in her very old age.
ARIA: Aria, you're in the way! How do you expect me to put these sandwiches down if you're in the way?

NORO: Oh, woe, how ever will Ares be potty trained if Mom's not up for it?

NORO: Never mind, I've got this.

That's Ares' potty-training face. I . . . don't really think it needs further comment, tbh.

NORO: This kid-rearing is so tiring, I just want to go to bed and leave this for Mom . . .
ARES: Bed!
NORO: Oh, you're tired? Well, then!


Poor Remember was having what looks like a pleasant dream across the room, no thanks to the shrieking Ares.

I took pity on the poor girl and moved her across the hall to bunk with her cousins.

Not like they're much better in dealing with basic needs.
ZEPHYRUS: Note to self, pee before bed.

And I forgot to get a picture of Noro when she went into labor, so here, have a cute picture of Andrew falling on the treadmill at the same time Noro was in labor.
ANDREW: Oh! Gravity!

I decided not to go through the infant stage this time because it's boring and apparently I couldn't be bothered at the time. Which has an obvious bright side: seeing what the babies (of course that's plural, come on now) look like right away!

First up is Biko, a boy with Andrew's hair and Noro's everything else, including traits. I see a momma's boy in the making.

And his twin sister Chance, who is so named because I realized that so far I had an A-name followed by a B-name and, what do you know, a C-name that I could use, gendered names be damned.
More interesting than that, however, is that she, like her big brother Ares, is also evil. And both Emma Kate and Re are good. Which means . . .

Good vs. evil, oh yes.

Chance has already began to recruit her minions.
CHANCE: And you twist its head off like this, you see?

Biko, however, remains more interested in mundane, normal toddler-like activities.

Chance moves quickly with making her first move against Remember.
REMEMBER: I think I liked my family better before there were more babies . . . I just felt the evil come into the room, like a chill!

REMEMBER: You're how old? No way, Grandma! Did you turn back time or something?
I see that Re is going for her own allies.

ARIA: Not turn back time, no, but I do have the knowledge to do so, in a way. It's a magical thing called "ambrosia."

REMEMBER: Uh-huh. Sure.

REMEMBER: I mean - you're awesome, Grandma! If you say you can turn back time, I believe you!
Attagirl. You make those allies!

Speaking of families members growing close, right?
ZEPHYRUS: I'm sorta uncomfortable with this, you know.
I can only imagine.

In less amusing glitches, the kids are once again back to standing around outside the school. I can usually get all four of them in by the end of the day, but ugh, is it ever annoying.

However, they did make it through the glob of people to bring home their cousin Griffin one day! He fits in just fine, I'd say, despite the fact that, for once, none of his cousins flocked to the video game system.

While I'm at it, I suppose I could show you Griff's newest siblings, which is another set of boy-girl twins.

Here's Rylan, with Luca's everything. Except siouxpergirl and I have speculated that he may have McGuire lips. Oooh, exciting!

And Michaela, who, despite Luca's coloring, I think will probably be more similar to Jacqueline and therefore GORGEOUS.

Zeph rolled the want to hang out with his mother, who was so, so close to maxing out her logic skill, so chess it is.
ZEPHYRUS: Mom, these chess pieces aren't moving on their own, I think there's something wrong with your chess set.
GLORY: Oh, honey, didn't we have this discussion already? About how not everything you read in those Harry Potter books is real?

ZEPHYRUS: No, there's definitely something wrong with the chess pieces not moving. I'm almost eleven, and then I'll get my Hogwarts letter and I'll bring you a proper chess set from Diagon Alley, you'll see.

Glory moved on to playing someone who could more easily accept the realities of chess. Though he could not so easily accept the fact that his wife is much better at chess than him and therefore kicks his ass before he heads off to work.
SILAS: The things I do for marriage.

Silas was supposed to age into an adult a day or two ago but he was working and therefore didn't. So I was unprepared for him to go to a job and begin to age up in front of only Jude and the "young" and "hip" mayor.

I was also unprepared for him to age up into this hair.
SILAS: What? I'm totally rocking it.

I suppressed my temptations and gave him back his old hair, so not only does he act the same, but he looks it too.
SILAS: Hmm, your body's looking particularly young and nubile today.

ZEPHYRUS: Note to self, eat before bed.

She does this every morning upon getting out of bed. ♥

Well, this isn't something that we see every morning. Hey, Carolina, dropping by to say hi?


Noro met up with another recently-kicked-out-spare while she was working: Degausser!

NORO: Hey, have you heard about the moon that Glory discovered? Jason Bateman?

DEGAUSSER: What? I thought that was the planet or something.
NORO: No, that's Christian Bale. Or Kristen Bell.
DEGAUSSER: I'm so confused!

Noro's kind of a confusing girl. This is how she teaches her children to walk.
NORO: Okay, and arms out for balance!

Noro's job and toddler-rearing have left Andrew with a lot of time to try to bond with his step-daughter.
ANDREW: So, I heard you like ponies.
ANDREW: Unicorns?

Remember has an easier time bonding with one of the paparazzos that stalks the family.
REMEMBER: I heard a rumor that my Aunt Glory is playing tag in the backyard with Zephyrus. But you didn't hear it from me.
PAPARAZZO: Thanks for the tip, kid.

PAPARAZZO: So the kid was right. What a scoop!
GLORY: Fantastic. Can't even play tag in my own backyard. This is going to be just great for my burgeoning career as a spy.

Know what will be great for that career and also safe from further stalkage? Finally maxing out that logic skill.

And done! Doesn't she look just thrilled?

And there goes Silas' LTW! Most successful chess session ever, y/y?

Their daughters remained uninterested in such mundane things as chess.

ANDREW: Look at the girls just being kids. Kids. Hmmm. I could do with another one or two of those.


This miracle rainbow over Redcliffs signifies the miracle it is that Noro is not pregnant. It's a metaphorical rainbow!


Aria made a run for him, but he'd disappeared before she got to him. /crying forever

Aria took out her pain by cuddling Chance.
ARIA: It's just hard to see your parents and your aunt and uncle, and then I have nobody and I finally have an opportunity to see him, and it just doesn't happen. Fall for someone younger than you, okay, sweetie? Then you won't be left all alone in the world.
Is that why you've rolled the want to hang out with Ezra Pierce, the town gigolo, Aria?

Aria does a good point; there's a lot of romance in this house.
NORO: You came to find me in the bathroom just to woo me?
ANDREW: I just couldn't bear to be without you for another second!
NORO: Oh, Andrew, that's so sweet!
ANDREW: I was about to go to bed, and can't bear to try to sleep without you - join me?
Despite the fact that I think Andrew may have ulterior motives (BABY!), these two are still sickeningly cute together. ♥

Aria takes out her emotional pain by tempting physical pain. This doesn't look safe to me, not one bit . . .

Silas is on the exact opposite end of the scale, really. Since achieving his LTW, he's become kind of a slacker, skinny dipping in his client's hot tub while the ghosts chill behind him.
SILAS: Looked long and hard, but I just can't seem to find any ghosts here. Pity.

Back at the homestead, the girls are discussing very important matters.

EMMA KATE: Okay, before we can be best friends, I need to know your thoughts on something. Muscly men: good or bad? No lying here, I'm serious about this.

SUNDAY: Um, you mean like men that use weights and stuff? They're okay, I guess. I mean, I hadn't really thought about it before, but I think they're okay. Is that right?

EMMA KATE: Yay, we're on the same level! We can be best friends now!
SUNDAY: Oh, yay!
This friendship seems to be built upon a strong base. I approve.

Zeph, on the other hand, is busy doing his homework.
ZEPHYRUS: Hey, Mom, what's the chemical formula for water?

GLORY: I don't know, honey, it's just too bad that we don't have a genius who could help you out.
Well, Andrew's a genius, but that wouldn't give me a segué to another too-cute-for-words genius.

LOGAN! Who has autonomously reached his LTW, because he is full of win, and whose house Emma Kate was invited to by her cousin Francois.

Alexis doesn't seem very good at holding people's attention in a conversation. Emma Kate and Lena have some serious faces of judgment there, while Alice (gringotts) has just spaced out entirely.

But she has my full attention because she is just too adorable, my God. ♥

Zephyrus is having an encounter with another cousin, Marcie.
MARCIE: You're it!
ZEPHYRUS: Whoa, hold on there. I was about to shower! Why did you follow me in here when I was about to shower?

MARCIE: I said you're IT.
She takes tag very seriously.

SUNDAY: Did somebody say SHOWER? This is awesome! We should keep it like this forever! 8D

NEXT TIME, birthdays, birthdays, birthdays! And the answer to the cliffhanger: will the tub get fixed? I know you're just on the edges of your seats now!
Current Music: so long, lonesome: explosions in the sky
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on March 9th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
EMMA KATE: No! This is NOT how it's supposed to work! Work better, you stupid controller!

Getting angry doesn't help either, dear. I know from experience. >.<

ARIA: Aria, you're in the way! How do you expect me to put these sandwiches down if you're in the way?

Lol! Aww.

I'm am excited for the Good vs. Evil drama. xD

I do think Rylan has McGuire lips, but we will have to see.
I also agree that Michaela will take after Jackie. You know you'll have to PM me as soon as she ages up.

ZEPHYRUS: No, there's definitely something wrong with the chess pieces not moving. I'm almost eleven, and then I'll get my Hogwarts letter and I'll bring you a proper chess set from Diagon Alley, you'll see.

Poor child. I once had the same dream. *sigh*

I think Marcie inherited more from Jude than his eyes. xD
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 11th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
idk, I've found that rage and revenge have their place in MarioKart. And yes, I always imagine them playing MarioKart - c'mon, what else would be that intense? XD

EA's routing fails are fantastic in their horribleness. I only feel a little bit bad at laughing at Aria for that!

Pressure's on to have some good drama, everyone better live up to it . . . *crosses fingers*

Psh, you know I'll pm you when she reaches teen, as you've already seen her as a child. :p

siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on March 11th, 2011 01:57 am (UTC)
That makes me want to search for MarioKart CC.

It's ok to laugh, dear. That's what Sims are for. XD

I'm sure they will in that household. XD


set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 11th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
I just want to play MarioKart now, tbh. CURSE MYSELF FOR LEAVING MY WII AT MY PARENTS' HOUSE!

Oh, good, because I laugh at them a LOT. XD

ღஐƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒஐღmiss_nyxie on March 9th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
Love it, excellent update!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 11th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! <3
Jacqueline: sims3 avalon stormsvayleen on March 9th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
I'm counting on my fingers trying to remember how many kids you're up to again. 7, right? I can do math? XD And almost half of them are boys this time!

Aside from the paparazzi thing, Remember is such a sweetheart. Good vs Evil is going to be difficult for her, isn't it? Nevertheless, I'm excited for the ensuing drama. Very excited to watch the Evil toddlers grow up.

As soon as the word "genius" popped up I thought "I see where you're going with this!" and then Logan came on screen and I thought "YAY!"

I'm ready for the birthdays! I bet they're all gorgeous!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 11th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
You can totally do math! XD I'm pretty excited that the gender inequality is evening out in the main house, at least. Not so much when I take the spares into consideration, but I'll work with what I've got.

I think Re's going to be just fine at the "good" part. Her LTW is Martial Arts Master (OMG SPOILER! lol) so I like to think she's preparing herself.
I'm excited to see them grow up too - I really want some drama!

Heh, you know - and share! - my Logan love. <3

Oh, I hope you're prepared for birthdays because there will be a lot of them. XD
Jacquelinevayleen on March 11th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
So many again. XD You'll be torn for heir once more.

Perhaps I'm factoring in Remember's Shyness too much. Maybe the LTW is her way of compensating for being Shy, preparing herself for glorious battle! (This is going to be epic. :D)

Always. ♥♥♥

I adore birthday galore! :D :D
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 11th, 2011 06:27 am (UTC)
Oh, that's just a given. ;) I am open to the idea of double-heiring again, depending on how things go, though I do eventually want to get the household down to a manageable size, damn it.

Heh, I could totally see her as the type of girl who wouldn't confront anyone, but heaven forbid you think she's weak! Man, I feel the pressure of living up to everyone's expectations - including my own! The kids better be up for this!

Then you'll adore the next update, I'm sure! ;D
Jacqueline: art ak kittyvayleen on March 11th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
But then it won't be the same game! What if you get *gasp* BORED?! (j/k)

I stand completely corrected! Re is going to school me and everyone else about what it means to be on the side of Good. Don't worry too hard, my bias for Good and Evil sims will feed my expectations nicely.

I can't wait! ♥
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 12th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
Haha, I am kinda worried about boredom with less kids. But there'd be an easy fix for that - MOAR BBS!

The martial arts LTW threw me a bit, so I figure she's gotta be trying to tell me that she's a secret bad-ass, right?

I haven't played much past ALL THE BIRTHDAYS OMG so I can't even give any cryptic good vs. evil hints yet. I suppose that's what the weekend is for, gaming out. XD
Jacqueline: ms love in the dictionaryvayleen on March 12th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
Babies solve all boredoms. XD

Who said anything about "secret"? She's probably just the strong, quiet type. "You didn't tell me you were a badass!" "Well, you didn't ask me." :D

That's okay. I ♥ the suspense of waiting, as you've probably figured out. Weekends are all about gaming, especially since Dragon Age 2 came out, so I probably won't see much of my husband anyway. :P ;)
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 13th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
Ah, but what a dangerous fix for boredom it is!

Perhaps "surprise badass" is more accurate. ;)

Haha, my boyfriend is the same way so I completely understand you there!
setter101 on March 9th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Ahh, Ares is adorable.

And Noro and Andrew, Glory and Silas make LOL with their constant WooHooing.

Poor Zeph, Harry Potter forever. xD
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 11th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
I think he's deceptively adorable - all the better to execute his evil plans, of course!

Heh, I swear, every one of Glory and Silas' wants regarding one another are to woohoo - they are INSATIABLE. Andrew and Noro are a bit better, but clearly not much! XD

I should give him glasses to better ~live his dream~ ;)
Her Highness: Sam || srsbznssimpairment on March 10th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)


Ares is evil. My heart, it has been stolen.


Emma Kate's little panic dance as she gets out of bed is adorbs and relatable. XDDDD

set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 11th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)

omg, how did I not think to link to that?! I am so ashamed of myself. *hangs head*

With the name "Ares," how could he be anything but evil? XD
The pressure is so high on this gen to bring it, I hope nobody *coughcoughEMMAKATEcough* buckles under such pressure!

saartje77: pic#108568866saartje77 on March 10th, 2011 07:17 am (UTC)
Another wonderful instalment!

Zeph & Remember are just the cutest & Degausser is still his adorable & yummy self! <3

set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 11th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
Thank you! <3

Aww, my two shy little children . . . I have a huge soft spot for shy Sims, and those two cuties are no exception, let me assure you! XD I'm glad you like them, along with the ever-cute Degausser.
cptnsimdecisioncptnsimdecision on March 10th, 2011 08:57 am (UTC)
Seriously, how does every child in you game turn out gorgeous? I mean, look at the toddlers! They are perfect!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 11th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
D'awww, thank you! <3 I like to think that these kids have won something of a genetic lottery, in my extremely biased opinion. ;)
Momo: August- B/grilledsimwich on March 10th, 2011 09:48 am (UTC)
The kids grew up adorable as expected.

I can't wait to see the battle between good vs. evil. It'd be surprising if they all became best friends.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 11th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm pretty happy with this batch, if I do say so myself.

I hope they give me lots and lots of drama, tbh. I basically just let them go off their wants/free will, so we shall see what happens!

Thanks for reading! <3
aliases101aliases101 on March 10th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
Your game play looks awesome and your sims are so lovely. Mine never come out so pretty maybe i need to tweek them with some imperfections and and stop trying to be perfect all the time. This was my first time reading this legacy but I will be back for more good job.

Also could I ask where you got the bunk beds from I can't find those anywhere.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on March 11th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! I think a lot of the credit has to go to CC creators, without whom I wouldn't be able to dress up my Sims so nicely. Nonetheless, thank you very much - I'm glad you like them and hope you do drop by again! XD

The bunk beds are by these beds over at MTS. They're not true bunk beds, but you can move them up and down like paintings, so they function just fine as bunk beds and I adore them.
Brandi Belle: Ariellizbeth_mairead on June 9th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
AWWWW poor Aria! :(

OMG Andrew/Noro are so cute I can't even ♥
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on June 11th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
I know, she was so depressed, it was horrible. :(

I could seriously make a whole update of just spammage of those two being cute, I swear. idk, I think it sounds like a good update. ;)
Sambarrechord on August 25th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
afkjdkflj The kidlets are so damn cute! ♥
Also, I love the naming the heavenly bodies after celebrities. That's great. xD

But, one question: where did you get that lovely Flight of the Conchords poster? It's fantastic.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on September 16th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I am pretty thrilled with the kids, myself. ;D

Haha, I'm glad you appreciate that! I get so much amusement out of it, it's almost pathetic. Almost.

I'm not on my simming computer - or even at home, for that matter! - so I can't check right now, but I know my game is up and running at home so I'll let you know in a few hours, okay? Sorry for the late reply!
Sambarrechord on September 16th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
Okay, thank you.

And it's not a problem at all! :)
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on September 17th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
Found them! They are from here.
Sambarrechord on September 18th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
Ahh, thankyouthankyou! I can never find posters. :D