PREVIOUSLY, Egypt! Where Luca and Logan sparred, Daisy "romanced," and Jude fulfilled my prophecy of arriving "looking for love." Oh, and having standards. I didn't mean to foreshadow that, I swear! But yes. Jude and Glory were inseparable, becoming best friends,
Everyone arrived back home in a foul mood, despite the fact that I sent them to the bistro for a fancy dinner. (Save Logan, he was working at the hospital.) These faces only make me love them more.
GLORY: Oh, YAWN. Hint hint . . .
Yes, I think it's time for my lovely cranky children to go home and get some rest.
Daisy positively FLOATS in her haste to get to bed. Daisy, this may be the coolest thing you've ever done. This and your so-called "evil" dancing in Egypt.
DAISY: Oh, this? No big deal.
The next day started off normally enough.
Eating breakfast in your underwear? Normal in this house.
Making breakfast in your underwear? Extremely normal for Luca.
Reading on the - wait, what?
Oh, there we go. Playing video games? Ridiculously, you-will-see-soon-how-normal-this-is normal in this house. Thanks for rolling the want for a video game system, Logan.
All this normalcy came to a crashing halt with the
STRANGER DANGER STRANGER DANGER. My game tells me these are teens. My game is a filthy liar.
Logan Crescendo welcomes you to Redcliffs! He is really, really excited about it, and I am really really in love with him. ♥
LOGAN: Bring it on, Redcliffs!
JUDE: Well, we have our old house here, so I guess this is okay . . . I'm just not sure how I feel about moving, kittenmittons.
Jude, honey, you're not even going to have the house for comfort soon. I'm sorry, darling.
ARIA: I don't know, it looks awfully nice here, but I've lived in Sunset Valley my whole life. And I'm not sure how Degausser's taking the move.
Actually, what happened is that Degausser was invisible. I could see his plumbob and that was it. I tried to age him up, nothing. Went to CAS with him, and it was a choice of stuff for all ages and genders. Went back to my Sunset Valley save game, and he was just gone, no plumbob, nothing. Luckily, I had an old back-up from when Aria had JUST gotten pregnant with Degausser, Guernica, and Carolina. So I played through that, and got Degausser reborn, then aged him up to child, saved him to the Sim Bin, and took invisible!Degausser into CAS and picked new!Degausser. His genetics are a bit off though, sadly. But new genetics > invisible Degausser. So this is him getting adjusted to his new face. God, I hope it settles . . .
And this is the new!Degausser, as his name says there. He now bears a striking resemblance to Logan, which no one else does, so I'll live with it. And maybe go back and have him be reborn again until I get a closer replicate back, but we'll see.
Oh, look, you got adjusted to your new face!
NEW!DEGAUSSER: I don't like it.
OH WAIT, I can do better than that!
I decided to send Luca, Logan, and Glory out to meet some prospects. I'd feel better about moving Luca and Logan out if I had them married off or something, because I love them too much to not feel guilty about moving them out to begin with, and Glory obviously needs a spouse. Jude and Daisy don't get this kind of treatment because Jude is in love with his sister and I'd feel guilty about saddling some other poor Sim with Daisy. Hot messes, those two. Anyway!
Logan meets Story, who came from the Exchange and has a small nose to balance things out. Logan has enough nose for both of them, tbh.
Luca meets Flavie, and I do not know where I got her. It's infuriating because Google is not helping me out. I thought we were friends, Google.
And Glory meets Silas Whistleblown (sixamsims), who already has his doubts.
SILAS: Whoa, you live in that new house down the street? I don't like change, no thanks to new.
Give her a chance, Silas! You won't regret it! And you may not have a choice in the matter; just ask Liam how shooting down Aria worked out for him. Spoiler alert: Not well.
LOGAN: Is this a Uranus joke?
And no judgment from you, anonymous paper girl!
No worries, Logan actually loves the galaxy! It's ~meant to be.
Aw, Logan. Look at you, looking all sweetly bashful! YOU SLAY ME.
The star-talk worked really well for Logan, so Glory dubiously gives it a try.
GLORY: Um, you're a real star? A shooting star, even?
GLORY: Really, that worked?
Onto more important topics . . .
GLORY: Hey, by the way, random question, but I didn't happen to notice a ring on your finger. You wouldn't happen to have matching rings with anyone, would you?
Subtle. But he doesn't have "matching rings with anyone." Not yet. Oh, I have plans for you, Mr. Whistleblown.
Luca, on the other hand, is reminding me more of his dumbass father every day.
LUCA: OH, I'm so hungry I could just die!
Hungry for love, Luca?
LUCA. MY MAN. What a stud!
Glory doesn't seem to be doing too badly herself.
SILAS: Oh my God, she's so hot. She's so fucking hot, she's like a curry.
This, dear readers, is Glory's "come hither" look.
This is also Silas' deer-in-headlights look, as he has clearly never been invited to bed by a beautiful woman before.
SILAS: Play it cool, man. Just play it cool.
Logan and Story, on the other hand, started out so strong, and yet ended up here.
STORY: Oh, I just love this show!
LOGAN: How did I end up here? Where did I go wrong? If I could just pinpoint the exact moment, oh, would that this couch were a time couch.
Seriously, you guys, if you're only going to watch one link I ever link to (and admittedly, I link to a LOT), watch that one. It may not make much sense out of context but I don't even care, so much love forever, forrealz.
I now present the following sequence of pictures with no commentary. Quite frankly, I don't think any is needed. Observe:
JUDE: Hmm, I think I need some space. Some "me" time.
JUDE: See, Jude-time!
The girls in the family are the real gamers. Incidentally, this is the twinniest I've ever seen Noro and Tautou act. And I suppose now is the time to admit that I am completely in love with Noro, and as the supposedly hypothetical heir poll taught me, many others are also in love with her. I mean, dammit, I have eleven kids, how did I end up falling in love with the only two that happen to be blonde? (Well, that's not entirely honest. Logan, ilu bb)
Oh. That's how. ilu Noro. Which is why *SIGH* I am going to *SIGH* double-heir. Anyone reading this, I BLAME YOU. Well, and Noro. Because gah! My love + the love from you all = Noro stays. Let's move on from my continued insanity, shall we?
Poor Degausser, relegated to the floor.
DEGAUSSER: It's cool, I play really intensely from the floor.
I can see that.
Glory needs to work on the "Mind" part of her LTW (Perfect Mind, Perfect Body), hence the chess playing. As for senile old Liam, he rolled the want to learn the Logic skill. It makes so much sense to me that he hadn't yet learned it. Seriously, that explains a LOT.
Okay, Luca, I'm inciting a curfew. Get home, buddy.
FLAVIE: So? Think you're going to lay one on me, big guy?
I think the "shy kiss" interaction is super cute.
P.S. Total one-night stand, as Flavie disappeared, never to be seen by Luca again.
As it's one of Jude's last days at the main house, he spends some quality time with his father.
I think Liam may have a different definition of "quality."
Not having a quality time by any definition of the word? Daisy and Archer. I do wish that I had gotten a face-on shot of Daisy; her expression looks pretty epic. Well, come to think of it, it looks pretty fitting for socially-stunted Archer, I suppose.
DAISY: Hmm, who should I punch today? So many deserving people, so little time.
Well, that seems a worthwhile use of your time.
Glory, on the other hand, is a woman of action. That is a pretty intense incline. Like, seriously.
Now that the chessboard is free, Logan has taken to playing his favorite opponent: himself.
LOGAN: Hmm. Once again, I find myself just stumped.
Once again, I find you playing yourself.
LOGAN: God, this is a dirty game! So much cheating, it's just disgusting.
I can think of a way to rectify that.
Tautou went to a friend's house, and proceeded to talk to absolutely nobody in favor of doing her homework in a hallway. Well, looking at her own house, I honestly can't say I blame her.
Now this, I will admit, confused me. Until I saw Daisy standing about fifteen feet away outside with her own little - sign. Really, girls? Through the door?
Aria has more pressing matters than her children to deal with.
ARIA: They're old enough to handle themselves. Besides, it's a Bowzer stage. I need to focus.
Priorities. We have them.
Last picture of Jude in the legacy house. Goodbye, my flower. You were lovely and quiet until you began crushing on your sister. And then you became kinda awesome in a hilarious sort of way. Your narrow escapes from death will be forever your mightiest moments. *tear*
Everyone ignores Daisy as she is leaving. Silas just came over, so you'll have to excuse their wavering attention.
LIAM: It will be a beautiful sight to behold without Daisy in this house.
Well, not that I necessarily disagree, but my attention is on Daisy - why in the world did you change into a suit before leaving? And furthermore, where did that suit come from? The one final mindfuck, her one last plot to get into people's heads? Perhaps. Regardless, I actually will miss her neverending bitchy antics. Do not go gently into the night, Daisy!
Well, now that that's done, back to more important matters.
Okay, WHAT. I don't even know anymore.
SILAS: The fuck was that?
GLORY: . . . An elaborate ploy to hold your hand?
TAUTOU: I will cut a bitch.
Since her hot-headed meltdown at the end of the China trip, I fear Tautou's sanity has never quite recovered.
Case in point. Ordinary gaming session?
NORO: Aw, this new house is really throwing off my game.
TAUTOU: GODDAMNIT! These new shoes are really throwing off my game!
Um, what new shoes would those be, my delicate flower?
LUCA: Oh, girls . . .
Side note: Though Noro won the poll, Glory and Tautou tied for second with all three boys tied right behind them. If I hadn't already chosen Glory, I'd have been down for double-heiring Noro and Tautou. I mean, Tautou has basically the same face as Glory + red hair, so it may have worked out better that way. Too bad I love Glory too much.
Aria attacks Liam with a ferocity that is rarely seen. Although I suppose she has always been quite fierce in going after Liam.
ARIA: Why don't we take this to the bed right behind me?
LIAM: Hmm, an interesting proposal. Let me consider it.
LIAM: I feel like there was something I was just about to do . . . What was it, what was it?
May I direct your attention to the gif about a dozen shots up?
Oh, what's this? A lesson in lovin' by Logan Crescendo? Why, yes, yes, it is!
LOGAN: Hey, Story, it's great to see you! You look great!
This is the look of a girl who knows that what she has is awesome, and she is never letting him go. Physically.
STORY: He is mine.
This is how Aria cooks salmon. <333 x a billion
Luca works on his already bangin' body. All the better for attracting an actual wife, and not just a one-night stand! Oh, who am I kidding - all the better for walking around in his underwear!
LUCA: God, if you're up there, can you please make me supermegafoxyawesomehot?
GOD (presumably): Wish granted.
Glory and Aria bond over their matching purple wardrobes and the fact that they are both torch-holders.
ARIA: A bond only goes so far. Video games? It's ON.
I don't yet regret getting them the video game system, but that may change.
STORY: So, Logan, want to break in your new double bed?
LUCA: Oh my God, I can't wait to have my own house where my brother won't be going at it when he thinks I'm sleeping.
GLORY: Oh, um, hi, Silas. *blushes*
Oh, Glory, you adorable creature, you.
SILAS: Hey, beautiful.
GLORY: Do you mean that?
GLORY: Because, you know, if you mean that, then I think you're kind of beautiful too. Man-beautiful! Handsome, I mean! I think you're handsome! Um, so, what I was trying to say was that maybe if we both think the other one is handsome - or beautiful! - we should go beyond being just friends? Maybe?
SILAS: Like I could say no to that body! Damn . . .
Luca's underwear-only influence on his favorite sibling has worked out well.
GLORY: Okay, then how about another idea?
SILAS: Um, what is that?
How can you say no to that face?
SILAS? HOW CAN YOU SAY NO TO THAT FACE?
NEXT TIME, the young love continues. And Luca and Logan finally move out. Oh, man. Can we not?
Also, just a head's up that updates will be slowing down in the not-too-far-off future. I am reformatting both the Mac and Windows sides of my computer, which is a bit of a task in itself, and means a total reinstall of my games. I'm taking the opportunity to redo my whole CC folder, meaning that it'll be even longer before I can actually play again. I did play ahead little, so I should have two, maybe three, updates worth of pictures to edit, of which updates I should be able to get out within the next two weeks, easy. After that, though, it may go down to one a week and I'll stop spamming all your friends pages/favorite communities. High five for that!
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