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12 January 2011 @ 05:05 pm
crescendo 2.0  

PREVIOUSLY, more China adventures, which ended abruptly when Tautou wet herself. Oh, dear. And a whole night of birthdays - Jude, Daisy, Glory, Degausser, Guernica, and Carolina. Literally a whole night. The result of such birthdays was that I decided that Glory would be heir. Because I love her. As do some of you, as proven by the hypothetical heir poll. But a lot of you love some others more/want to kill me, so she may not be the only heir. But let's not worry about that just yet.

And welcome to Egypt! Yes, more WA spam, I'm sorry, but I just couldn't let go of Luca, Logan, Jude and Daisy without one last shindig. And so Egypt it is.

Jude arrives looking for ~love. Or, at the very least, looking to replicate his sexy dancing with a too-old-for-him woman. Standards, he has them.

Daisy, on the other hand, arrives thinking about marrying a rich husband and then killing him off. Because that is basically what her LTW boils down to.

Logan arrives nonplussed by this whole thing.
LOGAN: You turned down this face for heir? Really?
Logan, baby, let me tell you, it is you I will miss the most. ♥

And let me officially present our generation two heiress, Glory! She began stealing my heart as a child, and throughout her teen years, well, was there ever any question? As long as she grew up pretty - AND SHE DID - she pretty much had this in the bag. The only question is, who, if anyone, will join her to carry on the Crescendo name?

GLORY: It's so lovely here. So much history, so much adventure! It's almost overwhelming, deciding what to do first.

GLORY: I know, I'll play my guitar!
Like hell you will, you're going exploring.

Was not kidding.

I love that they have these scooters to get around on in Egypt. It's probably one of the only things I really appreciated here, tbh.

Well, and the treasure. Despite Aria's great salary and Liam's royalties, we have ELEVEN CHILDREN. That means that all that money has gone to expanding the house. I want to make it pretty, please! So, boys, treasure? Go at it!

Daisy, on the other hand, was doing what TS3 apparently classifies as "Evil Dancing." Looks pretty malicious to me.

Oh, Daisy. This may be one of the few times that I will ever say it, but I will miss you. Perhaps despite myself, you terror.

The boys had apparently moved on from treasure hunting by the time I drew myself away from Daisy.
LUCA: . . . so I said, "That be whack, yo!"
LOGAN: *is duly unimpressed*

LUCA: Don't like my story? How about THIS? Huh, huh?

Sparring matches are ~srs bzns for the eldest Crescendo boys, apparently.

And . . . GO! /Phil Keoghan
LOGAN: Wait, GO? Um, I'm not so sure of this . . .

Too late, Logan, Luca's already entered his ~intense mindset.

Work it, Logan!

Logan apparently did not work it hard enough, as Luca won. Such is life.

In less intense news, Jude and Glory decided to explore a tomb or something.
GLORY: Yeah. Awesome.

Jude, working out trick doors!

Moving the heavy statues!
JUDE: Daisy will *pant* rue the *pant* day she ever *pant* told me I was scrawny!

GLORY: Yeah, I think France would've been better. Mona Lisa and all that. Much better than drafty old tombs. France. Definitely.

Meanwhile, Daisy found someone interesting to talk to. She looks entirely too excited. It must be some sort of ploy.

Oh, it's a boy!
RANDOM EGYPTIAN GUY: So you're here to find true love, did I hear that correctly?

RANDOM EGYPTIAN GUY: Well, as long as true love doesn't equal marriage - marriage is WHACK!
Random Egyptian Guy, have you met Luca? You should.

DAISY: So, what are your thoughts on money?
DAISY: You know, cash. Dollars. Bundles of cold, hard bills.
RANDOM EGYPTIAN GUY: Oh, money's great! I love money!
DAISY: I can see his ghost already.

Sadly, Random Egyptian Guy was a fan of money because he doesn't have any. Thus Daisy decided to split.

But not before scaring his father.

Back at base camp, Daisy found this French tourist. I want to say his name is Remy. I want to, but I may be lying. Either way, he, as a true Frenchman, spoke of one of the main ideals of a true French Bohemian, love.
FRENCH TOURIST: Ah, ma belle! Mon coeur, il appartient à tu.
DAISY: I could work with this . . .

Remember how a couple of updates ago Jude and Glory were bonding on the couch? Yeah, that wasn't a one-time thing.

I think they'll count this trip as a failure if they're not absolute bffs by the end of it.

JUDE: Glory, seriously, you brighten my day. I mean that, straight from the heart.
Heart's on the other side, buddy.

GLORY: That is so touching! In fact, I have a song to perfectly express my emotions. ♫ Friends sing together, lalalala, friends do things together, lalalala . . . ♪

Somehow, I don't think Jude is too focused on singalongs right now.


JUDE: *pouts*
Okay, how can I stay mad at a face like that?

Reason #4,556,862 that Glory is heir over Archer. Thank you, Glory.

JUDE: Get my butt, I'll cover my eyes.

Away from that little tragedy in the making, Luca was elected to be the one to do the mundane task of shopping for recipes and all that stuff you can only get in each country. But he's not really that mundane, I promise!


Which one is the romantic couple? Really, just guess. You can't, can you?

DAISY: You know what, I'm still not really feeling this whole relationship thing.
Ah, now you can probably guess which of the two is the romantic couple. *headdesk*
P.S. Yes, that is burnt!Jude chatting to Glory in the background. The pictures may be out of order by about one Sim hour. The gist of it remains the same: Jude and Glory are inseparable. That is what you should take away from this, not any wrong, so very, very wrong, romantic notions.

DAISY: Going for a run to clear my head, get away from all this romance garbage.


Feeling accomplished there, Daisy?
DAISY: I feel awesome!

And this is what she did upon returning to camp. Being heinous turns her on - who knew?
. . .
Actually, I probably could've guessed that, tbh.

Oh, what a segué, from Daisy's turn ons to what I can only assume was a very indecent suggestion by Jude. Let's take a closer look.

Glory (along with Annie, Britta, Troy, scapegoat-Pierce, and Abed) is HORRIFIED, y'all.

Not horrified enough to shun Jude, mind you. They're still besties.
JUDE: Check out Daisy making out with that French guy. I bet he's not even rich - how funny would THAT be?

GLORY: He's probably just interested in her for her body, if you know what I mean.
Ah, malicious gossip about Daisy. I'm down with that.

JUDE: *checks out Glory's ass* Hey, Glory, have I told you how good you look?


In other news, Luca vs. Logan, take two. Will Luca's superior martial arts skills dominate once again or will Logan's thirst for revenge overpower his rival?

If you couldn't guess from Logan's grace elegance lack of actual martial arts, Luca won again. And the whole time they were doing that?

GLORY: OMG BUTTERFLIES! *is delighted*
Glory, darling, this is exactly why I chose you for heir. ♥

GLORY: How are you, you majestic creature?

It seems like Glory got more than enough peacefulness from the butterflies, because she decided it was high time to take on Logan.
GLORY: C'mon, Logan, put up your dukes!
LOGAN: Oh, come oooonnnn. Really?
GLORY: Get ready to go down!
LOGAN: Seriously?

I don't have any pictures documenting it, but Glory won. Despite having, clearly, a lower martial arts skill than Logan.
LOGAN: I am starting with a blank slate with my new belt. A blank slate of FIERCENESS.
You do that.
Oh, and in another underwhelmingly obvious action, Jude instantly ran over to chat with Glory the second she wrapped up her fight with Logan. I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. /Fight Club

Well THIS is a surprising development! However, in a perfect demonstration of fuckery, before I could further explore this little bit of LOL WUT-ness, the vacation ended. As it would.

NEXT TIME, back to an actual legacy. I know, I've clearly forgotten what that is, what with all these vacations and all. But there will be spouse-hunting! And *gasp choke sob* probably some moving out. I am going to be a WRECK. Join me, won't you?

As an aside, a major THANK YOU for everyone who has voted in the heir poll, hypothetical as it may (?) be. Just over forty votes in a twenty-four hour span - you guys! I was completely and utterly blown away by that. You are all amazing. ♥
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ღஐƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒஐღmiss_nyxie on January 12th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
in my mind


simsofthetownsimsofthetown on January 12th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
Re: in my mind
LOL , just thought i'd say i love your comment.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 13th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
Re: in my mind

The lip biting! I can't even . . .

simsofthetownsimsofthetown on January 12th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
love the family outing :)
it's so sad how they'll all be moving out son ! :(
atleast Glory won!
and you should keep and eye on Judey boy there ... might be developing some incest related idea's ..
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 13th, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
I know, crying forever at them moving out. If I could keep, like, half of them without losing my mind, I would.

Glory didn't actually win - she's just my choice, so she's staying, along with someone else. Although she did tie for second, which is pretty damn good too!

I think Jude's already at that point, tbh. *headdesk*
simsofthetownsimsofthetown on January 28th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
ehh , she was close to winning ! ;)
lmao well i was always a fan of Noro <3
poor jude , he's just never going to be the same .
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 29th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's clear that she wasn't, like, despised or anything, which is good enough for me! :DDD

It's sad, in a way, Jude was so sane for most of his life in the legacy house, and just as he's reaching the end of it - BOOM. He did move on pretty quickly though, according to story progression, who had him in a shotgun wedding within a day or two of moving out. So, to sum up, yes, he's probably ruined for good, lol.
randomss: Running Lrandomss on January 13th, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
Awesome update!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 13th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
ME TOO! Seriously, if I was actually making the choice of double heirs myself, Logan would've been my second choice, I think. But as it is . . . sadface x a billion. Despite the impending doom sadness, I'm glad you enjoyed the update! XD
flowne_lytehartflowne_lytehart on January 13th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
I know I voted for Noro, but God... that's a major tough decision with so many awesome children... well... *minus Archer and Daisy*

Jude'Logan... either one would be a good secondary heir. Though Jude would be my pick cause of all the strange behaviour around Glory. *I'm weird, lol.*

Of course, that's if you're still debating double heirs. Glory could handle everything on her own!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 13th, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
I know, I was freaking out just thinking about it, but eventually decided that I wouldn't be happy going on without Glory and thus, she is staying.

I am still considering double-heiring, as I would love to keep more of the kids around. Logan would be my personal pick, I think, although after this update, I kinda wanted to keep Jude for the lulz. However, Noro undoubtedly won the heir poll and I do love her something fierce so if I were to double-heir, I'd have to throw the voters a bone and go with her. I know, it'd be hard to be stuck with two such gorgeous sims, but such is life. ;)
Jacqueline: avatar toph zuko are palsvayleen on January 13th, 2011 05:50 am (UTC)
I suspected you were going to pick Glory. When you told me Logan and Glory were favorites I was thinking "she's going to pick one of them for heir". XD If you doubleheir, pick Logan, I don't think I can keep reading about Jude's creepiness.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 14th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
Heh, yeah, I've been pretty biased towards Glory for a while, so I just gave in and declared her heir. If I were to pick a second heir myself, I'd probably go for Logan, true, but since I did do the poll, I think Noro would get it now. Which is totally justifiable because if Glory and Logan are my top two, then she is definitely third. So!

Either way, Jude won't be sticking around. It'd be kind of hilarious to keep him for that very creepiness, but you're right, too much!
Jacqueline: house cuddy park benchvayleen on January 14th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
Well, if you don't want Logan, I'll take him. <3

I took Glory too, but hey. XD
rainbowfunrainbowfun on January 13th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
Yay Glory~ <3
Lol, I loved this chapter~ Can't wait to see what happens in this Gen :3
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 14th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I'm not sure this gen can be as crazy as last time - I don't plan to have eleven kids again, for starters - but now that I say that, I've totally jinxed myself, haven't I? Heh.
rainbowfunrainbowfun on January 14th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
Haha, you just might have. My family only has 3 kids right now but my other legacy had six. A boy, a set of triplet twins and then more twin boys. It was pure chaos. T.T
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 14th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
Oh man, I know that chaos! I have another save game that I play whenever I get tired of toddler-rearing - the first gen had four kids, second has three; it's almost downright boring after the Crescendos! There's a bright side for me, however: if I have jinxed myself, at least I know I can handle it. So, there's that?
rainbowfunrainbowfun on January 14th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
Haha, yeah. I should have been able to handle it. On TS2 my family had like, 10 kids. I was 'sssoooo' happy when the eldest moved out. haha
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set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on January 14th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
Heh, Glory <3

I have the next update almost ready to go, and will have it up this weekend; I just don't know what day. I've played ahead a bit again, to just after Noro, Tautou, and Archer age up, because I'm hoping to install Mac OSX 10.6 then Windows 7 this weekend, which I'm going to take as an opportunity to redo my CC folder and sort out the glitched content in there. So I wanted to have a couple more updates played since I probably won't actually play for a bit now.

Aw, haha. My boyfriend pretty much accepts that the only games I play are The Sims, Angry Bird, and Mario Kart, haha. He plays pretty much everything else though - whenever he says that I should try WoW, I always tell him that I think The Sims is like the girly equivalent. ;) The point of that is, YOU SHOULD PLAY SIMS. I want to see Aria in your game, lol.
pullingtricks on August 5th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
The kids are all so gorgeous! I love this legacy. It really makes me wanna write my own, but I don't know.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on August 8th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you! You really should try writing your own - I had never done one before this and I've had a ton of fun with it so far. Go for it! :D