PREVIOUSLY, the triplets aged up into very cute children. Aria confirmed my worst fears by being pregnant again due to autonomous risky woohoo, and even worse, gave birth to yet another set of triplets: three girls, Noro, Tautou, and Archer. Daisy horrified her sister and then scared the shit out of both her and Luca. Glory turned to Luca for friendship, despite his complete and total ineptness at talking to a young girl, and began to avoid Daisy. Logan kept to himself, and cemented his place as the best big brother ever, while their parents ignored their five eldest children in favor of their three youngest daughters. And then the first set of triplets began to age up.
I kinda really love the sparkly jump they do. Daisy, of course, does not share my enthusiasm.
Um, Glory for heir, anyone? Seriously, I am ~awed. She got the good sense of humor trait, which - yeah, you need that to survive Daisy. She also got my undying love, as she is unique-looking, but still pretty. She's very similar facially to Luca, though her nose is definitely more of Liam's than Luca's is, but that just means she's a good mix of her parents. And gorgeous.
GLORY: Growing up to be this beautiful takes a lot out of you!
. . . I am afraid to turn him around.
Teen Jude, with his brand new party animal trait. Cute! His face is quite Aria-like but with Liam's nose, as well as eye and hair color. He also has the skinniest arms I've ever seen on a male.
Lastly, Daisy grows up ignored behind both the table and Aria. It'd be sad if it wasn't Daisy.
Unflirty? No shit. I don't think anyone would WANT to flirt with this little ray of sunshine. She is pretty strongly Aria as well, although with the nose and lips, it's much more evident. I hope she'll grow into those features a bit better, though the combination of her features does seem to make her default expression pretty bitchy. A+ for that.
Glory and Jude with their parents' hairstyles, just to prove that they're both quite different than the parent they each share hair color and gender with. Just for fun.
Triplets in ~action immediately after aging up. Glory still makes the best faces, Jude still keeps to himself, and Daisy still constantly looks like she's plotting the immediate demise of every single one of her family members.
DAISY: Who says I'm not?
That's my girl.
I decided that a teenaged boy shouldn't be forced to share a room with his two sisters, especially when those two sisters are as good a friends as Daisy and Glory. So the girls move into Luca and Logan's old room, and Luca and Logan move in with Jude. Robot wall mural!
JUDE: They're just . . . sleeping. Not scaring people or being scared, not arguing, just sleeping.
I know, it's a magical thing, isn't it? Roommates that get along. You're welcome, Jude.
The boys' room with its massive robot mural has proven to be quite the hot spot. Although this picture is really just thrown in to laugh at Liam's face. The hell, dude?
GLORY: Oh my God, Dad looks like he's having a stroke. Must. Not. Look.
DAISY: You should lift some weights, buff up those stick arms.
Daisy! Why are you being a bitch to Jude, of all people? He's wonderful to have around the house. For one, he doesn't usually talk to you.
He also fixes things, like the ever-popular TV in the corner of the boys' room.
And he autonomously takes care of the toddlers! Come on!
. . . Although she does have a point about his arms.
I felt that Luca was perfect for the job, given that he is the nicest of the kids AND his athletic skill level is really high.
LUCA: COME ON JUDE, GET THE FUCK UP!
I may have underestimated his intensity.
I sent the girls out of the house together, figuring that since they're going to continue to share a room together, they may as well try to bond while doing a fun activity. An activity where Glory could potentially drown by Daisy's hands probably wasn't the best idea, I suppose.
DAISY: Yeah! In your face! I'm awesome!
No, no, you're not.
GLORY: I knew I shouldn't have agreed to a contest with her. She's just being a bitch and gloating now!
That's not a surprise.
DAISY: What's that bitch's problem?
No, I think Daisy is much better doing activities on her own. Star-searching seems pretty harmless.
On a side note, when faced with the unreliability of the portrait painting in this game, I decided to instead cheat and get them a camera. Oh, and skill Liam up with Twallan's Master Controller. Aria has maxed painting skill and the portraits are still ~unique at best; I'm going to pretend all that time was spend skilling up Liam's photography instead. I see no problem with this. But yes, this is a test shot of Luca and Glory. Neither look entirely impressed with the impromptu photo shoot. I'm over it.
Other than the original triplets, the rest of the house is actually quite functional and normal. Proof:
Mother and son making dinner, hamburgers and macaroni. A good family dinner when you have toddlers, right? Normal!
Liam working towards his LTW. Normal!
Logan staying out of everyone's drama and upping his logic skill for HIS LTW (top of the medical career)? Normal!
LOGAN: If there's another life form up there, think they would adopt me?
. . . Not normal. Understandable, perhaps, but not normal.
What is this? Are you three trying to APPEAR normal? I'm not buying it.
Ooh, Jude, you're flirting with danger here. Working out in Daisy's vicinity? That's just asking for insults.
DAISY: We're normal now, if you haven't noticed.
Still not buying it. Jude's expression looks far too carefully guarded for this to be true. Also, he, unlike Glory and Luca, hasn't already put the kibosh to one of your evil plots, AND you could probably beat him up, thus bullying him into said plot. There's clearly something else going on here.
DAISY: Just some normal siblings, normally working out!
Okay, I have more important things to worry about than your newest evil plan. Like toddler birthdays!
Despite a terrifying moment when she aged up, Noro is very cute! She's facially very similar to Jude as a child, actually, though with downturned lips, which I think come from Liam. Altogether, this is apparently generalized as being lucky, according to her new trait.
Tautou adds hot-headed to her absent-minded and easily-impressed traits. That sounds like a hot mess, tbh. She is a red-haired Glory clone, however. There are worse fates, really.
Oh, FANTASTIC. Archer inherited Liam's absent-minded trait like three of her siblings. I take back what I said about Tautou, Archer is obviously the hot mess here. To make this even more evident, she is a blue-eyed Daisy clone. A Daisy clone with those personality traits. Both things separate are enough to strike terror in my mind, so she should be, um, fun.
First thing Noro does is pass out on her bedroom floor. You can see two out of the three beds from where she's passed out. Really, Noro?
ARCHER: There are no words.
Hmm, dirty countertops, a total clusterfuck, and Logan impaling Jude on a pan? Sounds about right.
TAUTOU: My life is haaaaarrrrd. I don't want to do hooooommmmmeeeeework.
One of your brothers just impaled the other one on a PAN behind you. You can kindly shut it.
Don't worry, if anyone thought the last set of triplets' dysfunction was a fluke after the relatively well-adjusted Luca and Logan, Noro and Tautou have already proven: IT WAS NO FLUKE.
ARCHER: I'm running away from home. As far as my bike will take me.
So, to the edges of Sunset Valley then? Good for you, dear.
NORO: Well I'M running away to a R-rated movie.
All that's playing and probably ever will be playing at the theater is Star Trek and Harry Potter. I'm not too concerned.
NORO: Oh yeah? Well, it's almost my curfew. Take that!
I don't even care at this point. Go wild.
Tautou is safely at home, hiding in the niche of her bedroom, playing with dolls. Did you finish your homework? Yes? Then go nuts.
GLORY: Your cooking, Dad, it's just so, so wonderful! I mean it, right from the heart.
LIAM: It's just peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Glory.
GLORY: But it's perfect! Like you as a father!
Whoa now, let's not carried away here.
Tautou, already having to deal with being a clone of Glory, decides to attempt to outdo her in the suck-up department. Aria, having over thirty friends outside of her family and being a politician to boot, should be unfazed by this. Yet she melts into a pile of mush when her daughter hugs her.
ARIA: It must be the pregnancy hormones!
No, you're just really that nice, Aria.
And yes, PREGNANCY hormones. Let me explain. After I got oopsed! by a second set of triplets, Aria rolled the want to have ten children. At first I was like "Hahahahahahahano," and the she rolled a want to have a baby. And then a want to have a child with Liam. NOT SUBTLE. Altogether, that'd be about 15000 lifetime happiness points. Which still wasn't enough to convince me. Nor was Liam rolling the want to have a baby. However, a friend of mine
But anyway, focusing on the matter at hand, Tautou = suck-up.
JUDE: So, um, you can turn the computer on to write one of your novels. That's pretty, um, competent of you.
Sucking up. You're doing it wrong.
DAISY: Painting is the single most idiotic thing in the world. Anyone who likes to paint is obviously messed up in the head.
ARIA: . . . I love to paint.
Sucking up. You're doing it REALLY wrong.
Um, what?! Well, that's new.
. . . Actually, okay, your hotness was already waning with your moronic faces. Case in point. Senility hit you early, didn't it?
Meanwhile, upstairs . . .
LOGAN: Um, help?
NEXT TIME, the full extent of my insanity is very clearly realized.
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