PREVIOUSLY, the Crescendo curse lived on as Glory gave birth to triplets - Zephyrus, Sunday, and Emma Kate. Glory's husband, Silas (sixamsims), spent his time dancing Aria and Liam's room, as one does. Archer did not become any more sane. And, naturally, there were birthdays: Degausser, Guernica, and Carolina became teens while Noro, Tautou, and Archer reached the young adult stage, where Archer's final trait of party animal guaranteed that she will never, not once become any more sane.
Immediately after aging up, the girls made me worry about their sanity. Observe:
NORO: omfg, it's pie.
ARCHER: Gross, pie. . . . I want pie.
As for Tautou?
Tautou! WHAT IS THIS?!
TAUTOU: Listen here, Mother. You have single-handedly overpopulated this town and this household, and you should be ashamed of yourself!
Well, at the very least, I wouldn't say it was a single-handed effort, Tautou.
TAUTOU: And now that I can legally leave on my own, I am out of here! Gone!
So, that hot-headed trait was definitely lying in wait, wasn't it?
P.S. Why Aria, Tautou? Of all people . . . She's been best friends with you since you were an infant, you autonomously ungrateful little brat.
Yes, Tautou, please do meditate. Maybe it'll mellow you out. *crosses fingers*
Or maybe not.
ARIA: Really? She's going to stand there and gag at me?
Aria channeled her emotions into her art. Or "art," as the case may be. This is apparently a Masterpiece. Whatever you say, EA.
Liam, who Tautou apparently deemed okay as a parent, continues to actually be competent in one area of his life, helping Carolina with her homework and all.
Don't worry, Liam's senility came back soon enough, as per usual.
GLORY: I'm hot!
TAUTOU: Hey, Glory, you look hot!
Given that she has the same face as Tautou, I'm going to go right ahead and say that Tautou is not actually being nice, but narcissistic. Aria agrees that Tautou is talking garbage, clearly.
Upstairs, Degausser is being too sweet with one of his little nieces. Awww . . . ♥
Why is the teenaged uncle taking care of the babies instead of their actual parents, you ask?
Silas is about to head to work, and Glory?
Yeah. I'm sorry, darling, but your life is not changing any time soon.
Hold up, I may have spoke too soon.
They're swarming again!
jk, Archer, Degausser, Guernica, and Noro went upstairs to age up the infants, and then, realizing what they were assisting with, covered each others' backs as they became surrounded by toddlers. Let's meet them!
Here's Zeph, who has his father's skintone and mother's coloring. I don't think I mentioned likes before, they are violet, fish & chips, and pop music.
Sunday also has Silas' skintone, along with his hair. I'm not sure where her eyes came from - in different lighting, they could be from Glory, Silas, or Aria. Oh, well, I won't dwell on it; instead I'll move on to the fact that she likes lilac, fruit parfait, and, naturally, Egyptian music.
And finally, Emma Kate! Silas' skintone again, and Glory's everything else, including lips. She likes yellow, french toast, and French music. See at least french toast and French music together make sense. *is proud*
Silas was too busy having
SILAS: Ahh, trash.
As for Glory, she got up off the kitchen floor, tried to use the toilet on her way to bed, and didn't quite make it. Please don't drown, bb!
Also not doing so hot on the whole going to bed thing? Degausser.
DEGAUSSER: I'm just so exhausted . . .
The camera is snapping the shot from his bed, just so you know. Degausser, honey, I realize it's a long walk of all of four steps, but please don't up the amount of fail already in this update.
And what are you glaring at, Carolina?
CAROLINA: He found his bed.
Well, thank God for small miracles then.
GUERNICA: I'm so hunnnnnnggggggry! Someone put some food in my mouth, I'm dying!
I'm seriously starting to wonder about this set of triplets.
Really wonder. Okay, Guernica, one, why are you standing outside your school in your pajamas, and two, what in God's name are you doing?
Ugh, these kids. I don't think it's a mystery whose genetic contribution resulted in such brilliant minds . . .
LIAM: What did you just say to me?
ARIA: That you make my heart flutter?
Well, if you don't want to woohoo with your lovely wife, Liam . . .
crazy old coot
NORO: Why, hello, toilet.
NORO: Meet your master.
Guernica is the pictures of calmness as she proves her video game prowess, one triplet at a time.
Yeah. No one saw that coming from Guernica!
ARCHER: Cleanse the house, cleanse the soul. Clean. House. Clean. Soul.
Have we reached the maximum amount of craziness/general incompetence for one update yet? Please?
NORO: So, Tautou: pent-up rage from lack of proper socialization, or just plain crazy?
GLORY: Well, speaking of crazy . . . Archer's well-intentioned, but I think she's lost her mind.
NORO: At least she's not as whacked out as Degausser. I mean, that boy is crazy!
GLORY: Can you blame him, being a triplet with Carolina? That girl has a few screws that could use tightening, if you know what I mean.
Are you two just going to gossip through the whole family tree?!
NORO: Oh, for sure! And Sunday, with that eccentric trait, I think she might be going the same way.
GLORY: . . . Really? You're going to bring my toddler daughter into this?
That effectively ended the conversation, thank God.
. . . Although I don't think they were
I think the idea of moving out may have broken Archer. Well, unlike with Luca's child-induced breakdown, Archer's going to have to solve this one on her own, because out she goes!
Good-bye, Tautou and Archer! Go cause unsupervised chaos in Redcliffs!
TAUTOU: B-b-but I don't wanna go! I'll never survive out there on my own!
Perhaps you should've thought of that before losing your mind at your mother? Jussssttttt a thought.
Sleeping alone in the room that she shared with her sisters since birth, which still has their empty beds next to her. :'(
NORO: Big city, here I come! Bye, everyone!
Yes, that's right, before starting to pop out babies like her sister and their mother before,
NORO: So this is Bridgeport. I don't see what the big deal is about this place?
Me neither, Noro. However, let's move onto more important matters.
The most opposite from fierce.
The rest of the bar's patrons don't look much better, sadly.
NORO: Hey, barkeep? I think I need a drink here!
NORO: Tee-hee, this is my first drink ever! Can you believe that?
I'd say he believes that just fine, Noro.
NORO: I feel awesome!
Okay, you are officially TOO DRUNK.
On the bright side, Random Neon Guy seems to realize that this is the luckiest night of his life. Sorry to cut it short, Random Neon Guy; onto a classier establishment!
. . . This is the first thing that popped into mind when I saw Noro doing that. Am I a horrible person?
NORO: I think I see a way in past this bouncer here!
Ah, side-tracked by a new creeper.
CREEPER: Yes, I think that uterus would be quite useful for having children.
NORO: Um, help, I can't get over to him!
/oblig bubble-bar spam ♥
For some inexplicable reason, Emmy Starr showed up at Noro's apartment the next day. Noro played it cool.
jk, she totally didn't.
I see the trademark Crescendo smile lives on in Noro. And, as with Luca before her, Noro could not fall farther from her goal of producing a reassuring, I'm-completely-normal!-smile if she tried.
Also not reassuring?
NORO: OMG, HE'S TAKING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
I may have forgotten to pay her bills. May have. Whatever, time to go drink the sorrows away!
A+ bouncer. You've got this covered.
BOUNCER: Hmm, a sandwich would be pretty good right about now. Or a crepe.
omg so fierce I can't even
Sadly, her ferocity was not rewarded - this magically floating balding man was the only other patron of the bar.
NORO: Um, yeah, whatever's strongest? I need one of those.
I WOULD NOT TRUST THAT SMIRK AS HE'S LIGHTING A DRINK ON FIRE, jfc.
However, once we got into the wee hours of the night, the outing did have one distinct little benefit . . .
NORO: Well, you're easily the best-looking guy I've seen around here!
SID ALCOTT (sixamsims): Hey, thanks!
JEALOUS TOWNIE: *is jealous*
JEALOUS TOWNIE: If that bitch thinks she's going to get a ring, she has another thing coming, and that thing is me!
Good luck with that.
I don't think Noro's too concerned about the non-entity of the jealous townie right now.
NORO: I'm not really looking for a guy to give me flowers, you know? I'm just here visiting, checking out the scene, so I'm not looking for anything serious. Is that cool?
SID: Oh, yeah, let's just chill, see what happens, go from there, that sounds cool by me!
sixamsims, why must you make all of your Sims so damn cute? Gah. ♥
NORO: Oh, Sid? SCHWING!
He invited her to meet him at some trashy bar. I see that Sid definitely isn't looking for anything serious.
NORO: Help! I can't get to him!
Okay, SERIOUSLY, NORO?! You are like three inches away from him, dear, I'D SAY YOU CAN MANAGE.
SID: The stupidity is just mind-boggling!
SID: This bed is in my way of lying on said bed with a hot girl!
1. I see you got over your disgust at Noro's stupidity, Sid.
2. Which is good, because it would've been mighty hypocritical of you if that were a deal-breaker.
Don't worry, he figured it out. That bed sure didn't get in his way of woohooing with said hot girl in said bed!
The fact that you immediately ran off to brush your teeth, which you have never before done autonomously, is slightly disconcerting to me. *will refrain from obvious joke, will refrain from obvious joke . . . *
Okay, this is infinitely more disconcerting to me.
As is this.
NORO: omfg ice cream, I could really go for some ice cream right now, omg . . .
First things first, darling.
NORO: So, please don't freak out or anything, but I seem to have gotten pregnant. Which kind of puts a kibosh on the whole friends with benefits deal and all.
That's certainly a positive reaction, especially given the whole friends with benefits + one night stand equation.
All that positivity paid off for Sid, it appears.
SID: I am the MAN!
Well, you're certainly a man, I'll give you that.
Aww, Noro, taking after your mother, I see. Given that Aria is obviously a pregnancy expert, that's not a bad idea. Although, as your mother could tell you, that serenity will not last forever . . .
And this is the face that you all voted for heir. ~beautiful~
OMG SINGLE BIRTH Y'ALL!
Everyone, please welcome Remember Crescendo, a good and disciplined little girl with affinities for cobbler, the color yellow, and roots music. And who is not a triplet! O_o
Devin Ashton seems to appreciate the single baby as much as I do. Only difference is for him, it's really creepy.
DEVIN: I'm so tired, why can't I go to bed?
Here's a suggestion then: GO. LEAVE. BE GONE.
Noro was invited to a party at Sid's. I see she picked up some stalking techniques from Devin.
NORO: Hey baby, wanna take this to the bedroom?
Clearly he did.
NORO: Yep, I'm awesome. Just woohooed with the host in his door-less bedroom while the party was still going on.
I'm so proud.
With such a good mood,
What, Noro, you're not a fan of a bar where odd-looking men dance in fire, the kitchen staff dances on the bar, and you get stalked by a vampire?
INCOMPETENT BARTENDER: Oh shit . . . maybe nobody saw that?
No such luck.
Maybe Noro will have more luck with the shuffleboard table?
NORO: Oh, C'MON!
NORO: Ooooh, arcade games! :DDD
*sigh* Only a Crescendo would find arcade games to be the one enjoyable part of a night out.
Sid apparently found his daughter's birthday to be a pretty big deal, judging by the tux he showed up in.
Toddler Remember is super cute, no surprises there.
SID: You're leaving?!
Nice look of shock there, Sid.
One last gaze into each other's eyes . . .
Awww, bye, Sid. Thanks for the genetic contribution!
Don't worry, Remember, where you're going, I can promise that you'll never be lonely again.
Isn't that ominous-sounding?
NEXT TIME, Noro and Remember rejoin the rest of the Crescendo family in their sparkling new house in Redcliffs, where toddlers are running rampant once again, and Noro's spouse hunt can begin. Oh, the madness!