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25 November 2010 @ 01:24 pm
crescendo 1.0  

Meet Aria Crescendo, who is very, very adorable, and will be forced to name all of her descendants after song titles. Aria IS lucky, clearly, because she gets to escape this naming trend - while I know there are songs called "Aria," she is not named after one of them. Her favourite colour is turquoise, shown up there to pretty much match her eyes, fancy that, and she also loves lobster thermidor and - Chinese music? She will not be allowed anywhere near a stereo anytime in the near future, I can guarantee that. She wants to make twenty friends which - well, you'll see how that turned out.

This is her little beach bungalow in Sunset Valley. We ran out of money before getting to do siding, oh well. Oh, and that roof was changed VERY quickly.

ARIA: I got this couch? SWEET!

Overhead view of the house. God bless cheap custom content.

Now for a brief tour of the house. Especially brief because it is a three-room house, after all.

The view directly to the left when you enter the house. Tiny little kitchen complete with tiny little table. That door against the back wall leads to the bathroom, btw.

Directly across from the kitchen, the living room/office. Clearly I chose non-functional decorative objects over siding. I have no regrets.

Her bedroom also has a dresser that you can't see. And another decorative shelving unit that must have been really cheap and/or have a high environment score.

And the bathroom! Basic, with a plant for, again, environment. Never say I'm not considerate to Aria's needs.

Now that we have a house, we should definitely get out of it. This is a legacy, so we're either going spouse-hunting or working on her LTW. Luckily for Aria, these two things are not mutually exclusive.

We find a house full of YA Sims that just happened to pop up down the road. Magic. Anyway, first to greet Aria is Sam O'Ryan. SAM! I played him in a house last summer, a house where his sole purpose was to provide for the household so that his roommate could be a whore. He was full of win, and I love him.

Now that THAT little bit of bias is out of the way . . .

This is Ruby Lokk, from rh at GoS. Normally I wouldn't condone that sort of top, but Ruby's gorgeous so damn.

Why, hello there, beautiful! This is a gorgeously revamped version of Connor Frio by Kittehbomb's sims. In my game, his name is apparently Liam Hennigan. And he is gorgeous, and I did NOT see that coming from a Frio. Hot damn.

Sara Carson, whose template came from the Exchange, I believe.

Baxter Bouvier, by the talented sixamsims!

Jesse Fox, who probably comes from some Asian site that, again, I regrettably am not organized enough to credit.

Jacob Reese, whom is very cute and is made by Jour at GoS.

And finally, we have Christopher McCann, and again, no idea where he's from. I begin to pay attention to this in the future, I swear. If I were Liam, however, I would be very apprehensive about the fact that Christopher is talking about boxing and is very close to certain sensitive parts of the anatomy. Christopher, be gentle! I may want to use those parts of Liam's anatomy!

Jacob seems to have cornered a less-than-enthusiastic Aria. Aria, you need to make friends. Try to at least look, if not enthusiastic, then HAPPY, at the very least.

Sam takes offense to Aria's bored expression. Sam! Don't forget how awesome you used to be! ACT AWESOME.
ARIA: You know what, I'm . . . tired. Yes, tired. Maybe I'll go now?

The next morning begins with an ominous sort of hope as Aria cooks her first meal ever.

ARIA: Zen. I am completely zen.
It seems her calmness about cooking for the first time in her life pays off - she actually made a normal quality meal! Score!

She reluctantly called somebody up with the intention of hosting the first ever visitor to her home.
P.S. Ngl, I actually took this picture to show off the amazing iPhone default replacement. Cheers, Fresh Prince.

Jacob Reese showed up, and they picked up right where they had left off the night before - complete awkwardness. Nice. To quote Chandler Bing, could you BE any farther apart on the couch?
ARIA: Hey.

Much better. He's cute, Aria, but no pressure. As long as you become friends with him, I won't force you to reproduce with him. Ah, the joys of having a social LTW, right?

LIAM: I hear the political career is good for a lot of money. You're in that career, right?
As a matter of fact, Liam, she IS! (She rolled the want, and I obliged her. Non-career-related LTW and all that jazz.) I think it's a match made in heaven - he's all for the political career, and I'm all for his genetics. Aria's feelings don't factor into this.

Somehow, though, I think she's okay with this too.

REALLY okay with this. I hope she's just as okay with those pictures never being moved from above her bed, because the Clark Gable and Cary Grant expressions are cracking me up. Oh, you voyeuristic foxes, you!

ARIA: So, he's kind of a jerk, but he's really, really ridiculously good-looking, and that's important, right? What do you think?
Talking through your problems to YOURSELF in the first update? I think I broke Aria.

The face of a politician, ladies and gentlemen!

After a long day at work, Aria didn't feel up for cooking, so she decided to go the bistro for dinner.

Okay, there may have been some ulterior motives involved.

ARIA: Marry me! :DDD
LIAM: Oh, God . . . *looks around to make sure no one he knows is watching this embarrassing debacle*
Obviously he turned her down.

Well, I wish I could say this is unexpected, but it's not. On that note, I would like to extend a "YOU'RE FUCKED" to Liam. You can turn down her marriage proposal, but that doesn't stop the fact that she's pregnant with your bastard child.

Aria is the most serene pregnant Sim. Other than throwing up multiple times, she's just the happiest little thing.

Why do I feel like this isn't improving your charisma skill?

And we have a boy! His name is Luca, and he likes white and peanut butter & jelly (bland!) as well as pop music. Oh, and he rolled athletic and friendly as his first traits. And I've got to give a shout out to Aria - damn girl, you lost that pregnancy weight quick! HOLLA!

After spending the rest of the evening with her new son, the first thing Aria does in the morning is call up her babydaddy, Liam. This is Aria's sexy look.

This is Liam's. I am terrified. Dear God.
LIAM: How you doin'?

Now I REALLY wish Liam had left after that "sexy" look he gave Aria. Clearly she found it irresistible. Know what was clear to me? THE BABY CHIMES. How apt that you two are thinking about your day-old son as you are about to have another one.

ARIA: Okay, let me paint a picture for you. You, in my bed, but while you're there, you're getting tax benefits! And healthcare benefits! And you'll be with, well, I'm moving up in the political world, that's got to have some clout, right?


LIAM: Really? You think I'd be cut out for a life of THIS?
. . . Point taken.

However, I think we may be passing the point of you having a choice in this. Also, note to Aria: Get used to a life of being tired, dear. It's kind of a given when you get knocked up with a jerkass boyfriend who refuses to commit to marriage and a newborn infant already in the house. Oh, muffin.

NEXT TIME, birth, toddlers, skilling, oh my! Oh, and Aria goes after Liam with a vengeance. Which could not possibly backfire, no way.
Current Music: dustbowl dance: mumford & sons
wobblyangelwobblyangel on November 25th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
Aww Liam is a jerk! He'll come around eventually though, I'm sure of it.

I can't wait to see Luca age up! <33 ~

MORE BABIES! *squeal* I'm excited!

Great first chapter~
set phasers to "LOVE ME": liam // thinkkittenmittons on November 27th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
I kind of love how jerky Liam is, in a sadistic sort of way, and Aria just brushes it right off, continuing on being her normal bubbly self. Which is probably why I let her torture herself so, because she seems a-ok with it, heh.

SPOILER ALERT: Luca is gorgeous! IMHO, of course.

Thanks so much for the comment!
Jazmyn ❤novas on November 27th, 2010 08:53 am (UTC)
One of my sims is in the exact situation. Damn sim just keeps turning her down and she has like 3 of his kids already haha!
set phasers to "LOVE ME": gaius // losekittenmittons on November 27th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
It'll get to the point when it's pretty much entrapment, won't it? It wouldn't even be a big deal, to be honest, but it's so much easier to, you know, family plan when you don't have to invite the Sim over for woohoo, and just hope he makes it. That's my justification anyway!
Jazmyn ❤novas on November 28th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
I don't even know, I gave up and just had her find someone else lol.
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set phasers to "LOVE ME": aria // peacekittenmittons on November 27th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I never thought of myself as much of a builder/decorator, so I'm glad it's not an eyesore or anything, haha. And yes, Liam's eyes are amazing - that's all thanks to my defaults and to his ridiculously talented creator, of course.

Thank you for commenting!
randomss: feetrandomss on November 26th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
Aria is so awesomesauce! And yay for bebes :D
Liam/Connor is such a hottie now!<3
Awesome first chapter!
set phasers to "LOVE ME": liam // freakkittenmittons on November 27th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
Aria is ridiculous, in the best possible way! I may be getting ahead of myself, but I'll probably cry buckets when she passes on, aw. And I completely agree that Liam is gorgeous - EA should hire Kittehbomb to remake all of their Sims, seriously. I mean, really, DAMN.

Thank you for commenting - I'm glad you enjoyed it!
minameis2cul on November 26th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
Liam is a jerk! but quite the looker ;)
oooh more babies on the way :)
set phasers to "LOVE ME": aria // agekittenmittons on November 27th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
Oh, I admit to overlooking Liam's, ahem, personality issues in favor of his looks, sadly enough. Aria has a good enough personality for both of them, I figure. Really, I'm just a sucker for his genetics. Which will be popping up lots in the future because, as you said, more babies!

Thanks so much for commenting!
setter101 on November 27th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
Yayy! I love Aria
Can't wait to see Luca!
Great chapter!:]
set phasers to "LOVE ME": felix // gamekittenmittons on November 27th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I love her too, naturally, and in my completely biased opinion, Luca is adorable as well. I mean, with parents like that, it's perhaps a given . . . Thank you for the comment!
The Legacy²zeebee1310 on November 27th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS LEGACY! HOLY POOP! Aria is hella gorgeous. And I want her in my game. Now. Now. NOW!

Hahaha but seriously I think I am in love!

Check out my legacy!
set phasers to "LOVE ME": aria // peacekittenmittons on November 27th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Haha, thanks! I will upload her at some point, I'm sure. I already have her .sim package saved, but it's on one of my other computers at the moment. I'm glad you like her though - I'm very happy with her as well! And I will make sure to check out your legacy as soon as I get a chance! Thank you very much for commenting!
Heidicptpenguin on November 27th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
Whew, I was scared, I'd thought she'd choose Jacob for her baby daddy. (Favoritism? No...)
But she IS adorable! And her house!
I mean, if I lived there, my environment score would go through the roof. (But that prolly wouldn't look so good :( )
Luca! Luca! Lucaaaaa!
I'm hooked. I'm adding you. :D
set phasers to "LOVE ME": liam // freakkittenmittons on November 27th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think Jacob is cute, but it seriously wasn't even a competition. I mean, really, despite Liam's, um, lack of manners, he is too good-looking for me to pass up. Which is completely thanks for Kittehbomb, I have to add.

I'm pretty happy with her house - it's cheap and all, but it's so beachy and cheerful that I think it suits her quite well, heh. I'm glad you like it too!

Added you back! And thank you for the comment!
Nichola/Paparazzipaparazzi_x on November 27th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC)
I love that even with a kid they still don't want to marry.
Ah been there done that :3
I love this, I can't wait to see more.
Your deco is gorgeous!
set phasers to "LOVE ME": gaius // trainkittenmittons on November 27th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad you love it, because it certainly wasn't the least frustrating experience of my Simming life, heh. To be honest, actually, Aria is ridiculously full of win both in socializing and in the political career that she made it pretty easy to not have another adult in the house. It's more a source of pride to ensnare him now!

And thanks, it's great to hear you like the deco! That's more a credit to some talented CC makers than myself, really, but I appreciate it nonetheless. As I appreciate your comment - thank you!

P.S. Icon <3
the littlest lattelittlelatte on November 27th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
Your legacy has a unique look, and it's very pretty! I'm looking forward to seeing Aria chase Liam some more :) Great start!
set phasers to "LOVE ME": alexandra // fretkittenmittons on November 27th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words! It's wonderful to hear that it's aesthetically appealing so far - hopefully I can keep that up. *gulp* Thanks for the comment!
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on November 28th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Aria, you poor thing. I just want to hug her.

Liam, I'd like to castrate you. But then we wouldn't have a legacy.
set phasers to "LOVE ME": aria // agekittenmittons on November 30th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
Hmm, artificial insemination? Surely somebody is at least working on a mod for that! Heh.

Thanks for commenting!
aprilmayshowersaprilmayshowers on November 29th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Aria is absolutely adorable. :D
I <3 this legacy so far.
Haha, I think that Liam's "jerkiness" makes their relationship amusing.
It's basically like:
"NO. =|"
You've gotta love it.
I'll be looking forward to the next update! :)

set phasers to "LOVE ME": liam // freakkittenmittons on November 30th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! And yes, Liam keeps things, well, interesting to say the least. I do love him - deep, deep, VERY deep down inside.

Thank you for the very kind comment!
aprilmayshowersaprilmayshowers on December 2nd, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
Haha! My Sims tend to be very, very boring! That's probably why I'm constantly making a new legacy. I <3 Liam; and I bet he makes cute babies. :)

=D You're so welcome!
set phasers to "LOVE ME": aria // agekittenmittons on December 3rd, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
Oh, I generally don't have the problem with my Sims being boring - besides, I tend to get very attached to my pixelated children, heh. Spoiler alert: Liam's babies are stupendously cute, in my very biased opinion. He was totally worth the effort.
aprilmayshowersaprilmayshowers on December 4th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
I think it's because I don't give my Sims exciting traits. I think that's my problem. Plus, I don't have any custom content because I can't get stuff from the actually Sims 3 site because the computer that my game is on doesn't have internet. It's dumb. :( Hahaha! Yes, Liam's babies are cute! I read the second entry, they're adorable! So, yes, I would agree. He was totally worth the effort. :)
brendilu on November 29th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
She is cute as a button.
set phasers to "LOVE ME": gaius // talkkittenmittons on November 30th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm rather happy with her, if I do say so myself. And thanks for commenting!
simnelssimnels on January 8th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
I was trying to read this, and it looks like somewhere along the line the HTML got messed up? only about half the update is visible
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 8th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
That's weird, I didn't think I had touched it since I posted it. Either way, fixed! Thanks for letting me know!
sophae_kasrasophae_kasra on February 14th, 2011 07:47 am (UTC)
Aria is gorgeous!

That Liam...why I oughta... :P

Can't wait to read more, off I go!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on February 14th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think she's a little cutie too, though I may be a tad biased. ;)
Nicoletiptoehappiness on April 20th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
Oooo, I love Aria + her name! It sounds so soothing and just makes me want to settle down with some good classical music, a nice glass of wine & just chill.

But ahh, I love her little house so far on the inside, its so colorful & cheery!

Stupid Liam :/
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on April 21st, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
Hmm, that sounds wonderful - I quite like that idea myself! ;)

Thank you! I thought it suited her quite nicely.

And yes, his stupidity is baffling. But at least he's pretty!

Thanks for reading; I really appreciate it!
pullingtricks on June 28th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
Just found your legacy. Gonna read ittttt trololo. Even though I'm obviously over a generation behind. So much to catch up on -.-

Aria is GORGEOUS and Liam you are a jerkass.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on July 2nd, 2011 06:29 am (UTC)
Yay, welcome! :D Don't worry, I've gotten rather slow at updating plus I have never-ending generations, so I'm sure you'll catch up soon enough, should you so choose. ;)

I agree with both those statements, heh. Thanks for reading!