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27 December 2010 @ 01:15 pm
crescendo 1.5  

PREVIOUSLY, Glory, Daisy, and Jude aged up into teenagers, becoming gorgeous, bitchier, and well-balanced, respectively. The second set of triplets, Noro, Tautou, and Archer, aged into children who either tried to rebel (Noro and Archer) or whined and then sucked up to their mother (Tautou). Aria got pregnant to fulfill her want of having ten children (!!!), and she went into labor at the exact same moment that Liam began aging up.

One last shot of young, hot Liam . . .

LIAM: What the fuck is this?!

Elder portrait. Yes, he gets to keep the hair. Yes, Luca will probably keep it for life too, if I have any say in it.

Meanwhile . . .

Whoever said blondes are dumb? Mine seem pretty intuitive.
GLORY: What, more children? Whhhhhyyyyy?!
Because I am insane.

Protesting the fact that Aria is single-handedly overpopulating the town? Valid, but she's the Leader of the Free World. Are you sure that's wise to be booing her?

Boy. Girl. Pink blob in the crib in the background. Sounds about normal.
Sure you are; you've gone through triplets twice before.

I finally sorted through my cc to fix my infants, ~celebrate. So of course the game rewarded me by putting that to use. So we have Degausser, Guernica, and Carolina. Sigh. The last two sets were because I had forgot that I had been testing a mod that ups the chances of twins and triplets. This set was because I am meant to suffer, clearly. Moving on . . .

Logan and Jude display what was pretty much my emotional range upon seeing that I'm dealing with triplets again.
LOGAN: You have got to be kidding me. I hate my life.
JUDE: *weary sigh*
Pretty much, boys.

I Some of the kids needed to get out of the house. So the three athletic kids went to the pool. Relaxing AND productive.

Okay, so maybe not so relaxing.
At least you're happy. Your sisters don't seem to care.

And now I'M happy too! Well done, Luca! Final trait: adventurous. Final consensus: Rowr.

Immediately upon arriving back home, Luca makes his intentions quite clear.

LUCA: Okay, I'm out.
Yeah, not so much.
P.S. Dear Tautou, Noro is nowhere near you. Nor is she blocking the fridge, which is what I'm assuming you're trying to get to. Try turning around. Love, kittenmittons.

GLORY: I hear something in the distance . . .
Don't worry, Luca's on it.

LUCA: Please, please, please let me leave.
Sorry, darling. Not happening.
LUCA: Please? I'm not cut out for this.

JUDE: Quick, Archer, if we're eating, then we can't babysit.
Oh, your turns will come eventually. Don't you worry about it.

See, even Daisy gets a turn.
DAISY: God-fucking-damn, I hate my life.
Not as much as Luca, who is apparently on infant duty AGAIN.
DAISY: BRB, going to drown a baby.

This is Glory's favorite autonomous activity, which you would think means that she gets to be quite good at it. Not really because I always cancel the action as soon as I notice it. I mean, the house is loud enough as it is, and besides, it won't even contribute to her LTW! Find something better to do, Glory!

All by myself . . . Don't wanna be-
LOGAN: No, I'm good out here.
Oh. Okay. And you're standing in the teleportation pad why, exactly?
LOGAN: In case I need to make a quick getaway.
Hmm, fair enough. Carry on.

But really, inside isn't so bad right now. CASE IN POINT:

. . . I have triplets that get along. I'm not quite sure what to do with myself.

LIAM: Hey, baby. What say we take this to the bedroom?

I have to say, these three really are consistent with their personalities. Jude is just kind of in the background, doing his whole thing, while Daisy is constantly being heinous plotting and Glory is constantly stealing my heart pulling faces.

Logan finally decided to chance going inside, and made a beeline for his bed. How long WERE you outside?

His nap was short-lived, however.

Um . . .

Much better! Logan rolled the genius trait for his final trait. He wants to reach the top of the medical career, if I didn't mention that before. And I think that he is absolutely adorable. Like, ridiculously so. THAT NOSE!

Like with Glory, growing up to steal my heart proves to be an arduous task.

Speaking of Glory stealing my heart,

Work it, girl. P.S. Check out that crowd - they know to stand back for their goddess, Glory Crescendo.

FIERCE. Yes, it's a pouty face - still fierce.

JUDE: Okay, prepare yourself for baby duty, Jude. Get ready for it, stretttttcccccchhhh.
Good for you, honey, Daisy, WTF?

DAISY: Yes, prepare yourself for baby duty for the LAST TIME.

JUDE:. . . I think I'd rather have baby duty.
Let's compare the look of contentment on Daisy's face here to her look of PURE EVIL when she was around the babies. Yeah, no, she's not allowed back there just yet. You might as well be productive while you monitor her sanity, Jude!
JUDE: Monitor her sanity? Um, I'm not sure I'm the right person for the job-
Compared to this whole family, you're relatively well-adjusted. Compared to Daisy, you're a flat-out saint. Deal with it.

Jesus, nobody is forcing you two to play in the babies' room. Quit your whining or leave the room.

Leaving the room to have a friendly chat with your mother = good!

Leaving the room to become enemies with your demon of an older sister = fair enough. I really should've seen this coming. Archer is insane, and Daisy is insanely horrible.

Let's see how we do with the next set, as I now have toddlers! Again. Some more.

Cute! Do I spot a mini-Luca in the making? His features do seem to be the right size and in the right place to follow the Luca/Glory/Tautou sort of facial mould . . . This, I assure you, is not a bad thing. Also, likes: key lime pie and kids music. Fitting!

The exact same face as Degausser, to be honest. Just paler, Aria's eye color instead of Liam's, and Aria's gender instead of Liam's. She, like the brother she so emulates, likes key lime pie as well, but instead chooses to emulate ARCHER, of all people, with her like of latin music. Well then.

Okay, Carolina is definitely the mini-Tautou, who, in turn, is a red-headed mini-Glory. So there's hope that Degausser and Guernica, while facially identical so far, will bring a face I haven't seen before to the family. hopehopehope! . . . Not as though these triplets have any chance of being heir, mind you. Anyway! She's a fan of pancakes and, her mother's favorite, Chinese music.

Such an idyllic setting, and with two siblings getting along so well! It's times like these that I really feel like I'm doing something right in the game.
LUCA: Come on, Glory, you rock! Show it who's boss! Let's reach one half of that LTW!
Thanks, Luca, you're a peach. ♥
(Glory's LTW, if I haven't mentioned it, is Perfect Mind, Perfect Body. Fitting, y/y?)

What? No, OF COURSE they're not completely ignoring Daisy in favor of saying complimentary anecdotes to one another! Who do you think Luca and Glory are, best friends with a shared hatred for Daisy?
. . . Oh. Yeah, that's exactly who they are. Ah, well.

This can only mean one thing - MOAR BIRTHDAYS. Oh, and more of Glory looking absolutely adorable and continuing her complete and total conquest of my heart in the process, but you know, same old, same old.

GAH, way too pretty. We've added the photographer's eye trait. And yes, she is facially a clone of Glory, but with the red hair, glossier lips, and smokier eyes, Tautou's made up differently enough from Glory that I'm overtaken with a whole new sense of omgsogorgeous!!!

Oh, hopeless romantic trait? Hahahaha, oh Archer. ♥ Your traits are perfect. It's too bad you're a clone of Daisy. But also: fitting. The token batshit triplet of each set grows up to be identical? AND they both decided to age up in the same spot (that is, ignored behind the table)? All seems well in the world.

Let's quickly assess these girls' personalities: Glory, excited and cheering her sister on; Archer, putting on a game face that causes her to look mildly ridiculous; Tautou, not giving a fuck.
TAUTOU: So over this.
One more, that's it. Just one more birthday today.

NORO: Um, kittenmittons? I'm not so sure about this growing up thing.

Noro, darling, let me tell you: YOU DID GREAT. Green thumb trait, which seems fitting with what she already has, and a similar facial structure to Jude's, but with bigger lips, which are definitely Aria's, despite what the lips of her childhood seemed to suggest. Oh, and an overwhelming abundance of cuteness, if you didn't notice. Which you must've noticed.

Comparison shot with Aria's hair. More Aria than the previous blonde, Glory, is, but at the very least, she has Liam's nose and eye color. ~comparison shot

TAUTOU: I'm over this life thing. Kill me now.
Is that . . . miming shooting yourself in the head?
TAUTOU: Want to see a noose?
Oh, you lovely, maladjusted little creature.

NEXT TIME, we have only one birthday! *dances* And the best friend brigade (Glory and Luca) stays strong, as Tautou grows desperate for friends and Archer gives in to her destiny.

Also, Aria, Luca, and Logan are now up for download right HERE!
Current Music: konstantine: something corporate
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on December 27th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
I have one thing to say...Noro for heir! Kthanx.
set phasers to "LOVE ME": marionkittenmittons on December 28th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
Oh, man, it's going to be tough. I ask you, why, out of eleven kids, have I found myself falling in love with the only two blondes? Gah.
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on December 28th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
I can see why though. They're both gorgeous.

Heh. At least you don't have to weed out black hair. >.<

set phasers to "LOVE ME": marionkittenmittons on December 28th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks! And yes, I've heard black hair is quite resilient in the game - good luck! C'mon, Luca, put those recessive genes to good use!
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on December 28th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
He's working on it. ;)
(Anonymous) on December 27th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
I love that current music you have up there. (;

So I found this legacy an hour or two so, just read it from the beginning and it's quickly becoming a favorite!

Could you please do a house tour or post layout screenies?
set phasers to "LOVE ME": marionkittenmittons on December 28th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Oh, SoCo. I've had that song for years and years and I still love it just as much. <3

I'm glad you're enjoying the legacy so far! I always love new readers, so thank you very much for commenting!

And I have a bit of a backlog right now, so I'm not playing until I catch up with my posting, but I'll certainly try to get a house tour next chance I can. I'm redoing my CC folder, so it may look a bit different here and there, but I'll make sure to take some shots. Really, the layout isn't that great, given that I've kind of just been adding on to house the kids and still don't have a whole lot of money, but it does the job, I suppose!
Katecrunk_sims on December 27th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
Such cute sims - I love your CC style :)

Also all those kids would drive me crazy! I can do big sims 2 families but bit sims 3 families seem so much more intimidating!
set phasers to "LOVE ME": marionkittenmittons on December 28th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I wouldn't be able to play without CC, I swear.

The family size wasn't as bad as I'd been expecting. Probably because all of the elder siblings could help out, so it didn't seem so daunting. Besides, I keep my free will on pretty high, so everyone is fairly self-sufficient. I mean, I wouldn't recommend thirteen Sims, but it wasn't the worst thing ever. That said, I'm very happy Liam is an elder and therefore, no more babies! Whew!
Jazmyn ❤novas on December 27th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
That must be one crazy house lol.
set phasers to "LOVE ME": marionkittenmittons on December 28th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
It's not so bad. I mean, it could be worse? Maybe? Nah, really, though, there are a lot of options for taking care of the toddlers, and the only kid that's really trouble is Daisy, so I'll count my blessings, small as they may be. Heh.
Jazmyn ❤novas on December 28th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
Lol xD
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set phasers to "LOVE ME": marionkittenmittons on December 28th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
The testosterone must be raging in your house! Mine started that way, but the estrogen brigade took over quite effectively. So there's hope yet for you! As for the mass amount of children, it's not as bad as I thought it would be. Though I am never doing it again, mind you. But still. At least everyone else is teen/young adult; could be worse.

Luca is so ridiculously gorgeous, I can't even. With so many siblings, he does have competition for heir, though he's definitely in my top . . . four. ;)

Friended you back!
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set phasers to "LOVE ME": marionkittenmittons on December 28th, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
lol, don't worry about it. I stuck all the sets of triplets with the same hairstyles through their respective toddlerhoods and childhoods so I could tell them apart. And I even color-coded everything Noro, Tautou, and Archer wore as children to make sure I wouldn't mix them up! Sim kids are hard to keep track of, is my point. ;)
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set phasers to "LOVE ME": marionkittenmittons on December 28th, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
THEY ARE DONE COMING, I SWEAR. I have been micromanaging Liam like crazy since apparently elder males can still knock up adult females. And Aria is still rolling wants to have more children, which I am definitely ignoring. Ugh.

Noro is the main reason I'm happy with getting oopsed! way back when. She is even cuter in-game, if that's even possible. xD
Lu: glassesvox_mortem on December 28th, 2010 07:02 am (UTC)
11 kids? And here I was freaking out over having 7 in my legacy. You deserve a medal.

Also, Noro 4 heir.
set phasers to "LOVE ME": marionkittenmittons on December 28th, 2010 07:58 am (UTC)
A medal of insanity, perhaps. But seven is no laughing matter either, I know that! Heh.

I think Noro is starting to get this thing wrapped up. Which is fine by me; she's on my personal short list! :D
flowne_lytehartflowne_lytehart on December 28th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
Wow... 11 kids... I go nuts with just 6! xD
Also, I love both Glory and Noro atm more than the rest.
I'm curious to see the younger bunch, though, too, even if they aren't eligible for heir(ess).
set phasers to "LOVE ME": marionkittenmittons on December 28th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
It's not so, so bad. I mean, I'm pretty certain I'll never get up to that many kids again, but other than being very tired of teaching toddler skills, it didn't kill me. ;)

Glory and Noro are two of my favorites as well! I don't know how I fell in love with the only two blondes, but there you have it. And the youngest three all age up nicely, imo - I checked in CAS a while back because I knew I was not going to wait around that long to declare a heir. The only problem with so many kids is I start to see the same sort of face over and over, though they all do have their little differences, at least. And besides, I'm clearly a fan of their genetics, so there are worse fates, haha.
aprilmayshowersaprilmayshowers on December 31st, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
You know, I always know who I want to be heir until I read more of your updates. -.- LOL! Tautou, Glory, and Noro are gorgeous. To tell the truth, I adore Daisy and Archer in a way too. ^^
set phasers to "LOVE ME": marionkittenmittons on December 31st, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
Haha, I always think I know who I want to be heir until more kids are born! Honestly, I probably would've had a hard enough choice with just Luca and Logan, so I completely feel you on that one. And yes, Glory and Tautou, facial clones that they are, are both ridiculously gorgeous; I was seriously in awe when both of them aged up. Noro, oh man, I think she is just adorable! Gah, kill me now, I will never be able to settle on a heir, polled or not.

Ah, yes, Daisy and Archer . . . I do love them for keeping things interesting, although half the time I want to kill Daisy. But still. It wouldn't have been the same without them!
same day every weekruching on January 8th, 2011 08:15 am (UTC)
I've been meaning to ask -- where did you get the hairs for Tautou and Glory as teens, and Noro and Tautou as children? They're adorable!
set phasers to "LOVE ME": marionkittenmittons on January 8th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Tautou's hair as a teen is from this post; it's a retexture of (I believe) a Peggy hair by MissBonBon. Glory's is by Newsea, the style is called Ballet, and it can be found at the booty. Noro's is a Peggy hair that I got from the booty, it's number 444. And Tautou's hair as a child is Newsea's Iris hairstyle, which can also be found at the booty. XD
Nicoletiptoehappiness on April 20th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
I have no idea how one could pick just one child out of these!

But ah, just also want to say again how much I love the brightness of your legacy pics! The house is just so colorful I want to hop in and live there myself!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on April 21st, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
Neither did I! And as you'll have seen by now, I couldn't settle with just one in the end. Truth be told, I'd have happily kept four or five of them if I thought I feasibly could, lol.

D'aww, thank you! <3 I think the happy beachy vibe suits the family, even though I'm also jealous of how cute their house is. Thanks again!