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08 January 2011 @ 12:54 pm
crescendo 1.8  

PREVIOUSLY, Jude died in a fire because of general incompetence on Archer's part - and she wonders why nobody will be her friend. Liam broke my heart even more than it was already breaking, and I brought Jude back to life and babied him a little bit. Luca decided to book a trip to China, not only to get him away from the toddlers and to give Jude a nice vacation, but to take Logan, Daisy, Glory, Noro, Tautou, and Archer with them to (hopefully!) help to narrow down the heir choices. Plotting and freak outs were to be had (Daisy and Archer respectively, as if there was any question), quiet invisible chilling was done (Jude, again with the obvious), and martial arts were learned (everyone else).

The next day starts with Luca making breakfast in his underwear. As he does.

See, Jude is actually with them too!
JUDE: You're focusing on me now. Does this mean I have to interact with people? Because I've been doing just fine on my own!
This, ladies and gentlemen, is my party animal sim. Keep in mind that HE is not the loner of this bunch. (Cheers, Logan.)

JUDE: OMFG she's chasing me! Help!
DAISY: Jude! Hey, Jude! I want to talk to you about something!

DAISY: Listen, I need a favor - a distraction, of sorts. You just have to distract Glory and Luca, like this maybe. Just keep their attention away from me for, oh, five, ten minutes. Think you can do that?

JUDE: . . .

JUDE: Or, or, how about THIS idea? I DON'T do anything, and we forget this conversation ever happened.
DAISY: No, I -
JUDE: Oh snap!

I'm going to guess that conversation went well, being that you clearly RAN to the highest point away from Daisy.
JUDE: She's afraid of heights. It'll be her downfall, I'm sure - like this book says, you should use your enemies' greatest fears against them.

. . . I feel the need to prove that some of my kids do, in fact, get along.

So hot right now.

LUCA: Hey, I saw you hanging out with Glory, which must mean you're all right, so I was wondering, wanna hang out with me today?
TAUTOU: I . . . guess . . .

A solitary bike ride followed by reading a book? Are you sure Tautou consented to spend time with you?
LUCA: Yeah, about that . . .

Ah, I see. Tautou is possessed by and obsessed with the martial arts post. I have created a monster.
TAUTOU: Must. Attack. Post.
Meh, I'm not too bothered.

TAUTOU: Stone. My face is a stone, my body is a lotus.
You're a freak, but when you give me shots like this, I'll overlook it.

Your turn, Luca!

LUCA: B-b-but it hurts my feeeeeeettttt.
Do you really want Tautou to be more badass than you? Is that really something you'd be okay with?

This is how the blondes spent their day, all nice and peaceful. ~blonde bond

NORO: Oooooh, shiny.

What's up, Logan?
LOGAN: I can figure this out. Logic tells me that there's got to be a secret switch somewhere . . .

LOGAN: Oooooooohhhhh.

LOGAN: I, I'm going in.

LOGAN: Okay, put your back into it. You can do this. Grrrrr!

OMFG, your stats are really low. You can come back tomorrow.

Um, Jude?
JUDE: Yeah, party animal, right hurr!

JUDE: You should know, nothing says "I'm a woman" like . . . doing it with me.
TOO OLD TOURIST: Ooh, Jude, you're making me blush!

Take that as penance for being a suave savvy perverted child.
JUDE: B-b-but I don't like this!
That's kinda the point. PENANCE.

Luca, on the other hand, has moved past his time of whining like Jude.
LUCA: I am hardcore.
Yes. Yes, you are.

It's the last day, they can pretty much do whatever they want.
NORO: Come here, little fishy fish!

Logan brought reinforcements to help him continue to explore the tomb.
GLORY: I got this, guys. It's all under control.

GLORY: Still got this.
LOGAN: More treasure! Woot woot!
TAUTOU: If he's happy, then that means he's happy to be around ME, right? Right? I'm happy for YOU, Logan!
Aw, Tautou ♥

Scratch that, LOGAN ♥ Gah, that nose! That cute! IT'S KILLING ME.

Tautou is really into this treasure hunt thing, probably because it's the first time she's really felt included by her siblings. To be fair, it's probably the first time Logan's been social since childhood, so I'm really proud of both of them.


Look at them all hard at work - Logan, going to town with his pick-axe! Tautou, carefully opening the tomb door! Glory, . . . pretending to pull a boulder. Can you tell which one has the highest athletic skill? Hint: It's the one not doing any work.

Careful, Tautou, careful . . .

Sadly, that is as far as they got because not only was the trip coming to a close, but their motives were also dangerously low.

I wasn't kidding about the low motives.
TAUTOU: HOSHIT. Quick, avert your eyes!


And the hot-headed trait finally comes out after the most well-adjusted day Tautou has ever had. The irony.

Incidentally, that is also the last moment of vacation. Hell of a high note to end on.

And they arrive home in an absolute glob.
LUCA: Amateurs.

Logan's socialization with Glory and Tautou made him long to reconnect with his older brother. ♥

JUDE: Wow, Noro, you really are the blonde, female version of me. Right down to the skinny arms.
NORO: I think that's better suited to a girl, really.
ARIA: So, Daisy, tell me about your trip!
DAISY: I have a better idea . . .

What, you thought she was going to do something evil? I think China really mellowed Daisy out.
DAISY: Move those fucking feet, Mom! C'mon, get a fucking move on!
Or not.

Jude decided to shy dance in his parents' room, and into my heart.

ARCHER: Excuse me, I need this room.


Dearest Logan, WTF? Why, oh why, would you work all the way to the back of the house, AWAY from the garbage can, just to dump it on the back porch? You suck. Love, kittenmittons

And thus the rest of the evening goes as follows:

JUDE: Check me ow-ut!

Degausser rolled clumsy. I'm not sure about if he resembles anyone yet - maybe Jude/Noro, what with the mouth:chin placement. Time will tell.

Adding bookworm to her traits, Guernica still looks similar to Degausser, except she has the down-turned Luca/Glory/Tautou lips whereas Degausser has a little smirk.

Carolina got the neat trait, and confirmed my suspicions - she is another Glory clone, albeit with red hair and different eyes.

Jude! Adding the flirty trait - I quite like his traits altogether, they work well - and showing off his LTW - and his newfound sexiness. Definitely a good mix of his parents, he got to keep the hair he's been sporting since toddlerhood, though he also got some new facial hair. Very cute!

Daisy, with commitment issues becoming her final trait. Well, that makes her LTW all sorts of fun when you take into consideration her unflirty trait as well. She grew into her features quite nicely, if I do say so myself. However, this shouldn't be surprising as she is almost a clone of Aria, save for a slightly pointier chin. And, of course, Liam's hair/eye combo.

And Glory! Her final trait is perfectionist, which perfectly suits (SEE WUT I DID THAR?) her LTW of Perfect Mind, Perfect Body. She is also a decent mix of her parents - she's very similar to Aria facially, but has Liam's eye shape and color along with a nose that definitely came from Liam. Her lips are pretty interesting too, as they're Aria's shape, but downturned like Liam's. So yes, I'm very happy with Glory. ♥

NEXT TIME, a heir is chosen! Well, to be honest, I kind of have an idea who I want to continue with, but I want to see who you would choose - so vote, won't you, in my hypothetical heir poll. Where I could be convinced to double-heir (WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?!) depending on how it all shakes out. And then to prolong my tears at sending the grown spares away, I send the five YAs on another vacation as one last opportunity to take entirely too many pictures of them and thus prolong an actual update in favor of spam. Aww.

Also, Jude, Daisy, and Glory will be ARE up in the download a Crescendo post today. So keep a look out for them!

>> (hypothetical?) HEIR POLL <<
Current Music: white tooth man: iron & wine
flowne_lytehartflowne_lytehart on January 8th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
God, you have too many kids!!!
It was mainly between Noro and Jude and Glory... But I picked Noro in the end. XD
Do a trip--
*cough* I mean DOUBLE heirship!
You've had, what? 11 kids and two parents in one house? Having a pair of heirs shouldn't be much more difficult. Not to mention: two heirs equals many more hands to help out if there's more multiple babies at once again!
*Jude would be my second pic, cause he's awesome looking as an adult.*
Took everyone but Daisy in downloads. Daisy scares me. xD
set phasers to "LOVE ME": captain finekittenmittons on January 9th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
Oh, I know, way way too many.

Noro and Glory are definitely two of my clear favorites, and I have a huge soft spot for Jude (clearly!) so I commend those choices! :D Triple heirship, oh man, I can say that THAT is not happening.

The only problem with double heirs is that I'll still have the last set of triplets in the house, so those three + Aria and Liam + two heirs + two spouses gives me nine Sims already without any offspring. However, I could work it - if I use two girls, I don't necessarily have to move in the spouses sperm donors, or I could age the last triplets up early, or, if it's at least one of the younger girls who are still teens, the timing might work itself out closely enough. I have options. So while the house would continue to be pretty full, I could work it, and I love the kids enough that I may just do that - I want to keep as many as possible, and two is my breaking point!

Jude turned out pretty foxy; I was impressed! And Daisy scares me - she is a terror!
flowne_lytehartflowne_lytehart on January 9th, 2011 05:16 am (UTC)
Well, I don't think there's anything wrong with aging up the younger set. After all, they were pretty much there to achieve that one wish, lol. It's not like your aging them up and making one of them heir. I've done it to one of my girls.
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Jazmyn ❤novas on January 9th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
Lmao an unflirty gold-digger. Never heard that one before. =P
Oh this poll is going to be tough!
set phasers to "LOVE ME": captain finekittenmittons on January 9th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
Don't forget about her commitment issues! Or the evil trait! Easiest LTW ever with that one, amirite? *headdesk*

Oh, I know. I think I finally have an actual favorite, who I'll probably keep no matter the results, but to be honest, I was kind of glad to pass the real decision off to others. It's so much easier to give in to peer pressure, lol.
Jazmyn ❤novas on January 9th, 2011 06:56 am (UTC)
Lol!! I'm actually very interested to see the results.
set phasers to "LOVE ME": captain finekittenmittons on January 9th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
As am I! It's still pretty tight as of now - Logan in particular is coming out a lot stronger than I expected! He's definitely one of my top picks, so I'm cool with that, it was just a surprise, is all.
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on January 10th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
Luca, ilu bb!

That is all I have to say. ;)
set phasers to "LOVE ME": captain finekittenmittons on January 10th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
You would! I mean, not without good reason and not that I blame you, of course . . . XD
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on January 10th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
I'm curious to see the lady you'll hook him up with.

Even though I'll always be Team Jackie. *cough*
set phasers to "LOVE ME": captain finekittenmittons on January 10th, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
I don't know if I'm going to bother marrying off all the kids - there's so many of them + Story Progression can be hilarious + Daisy is not going to be easy to marry off - but Luca is definitely one I'd put the effort into if he ends up a spare.

Now, if he does end up a spare and you happen to upload Jackie at some point, well . . . ;)
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Nicoletiptoehappiness on April 20th, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
how can one chooooseeeee!!!?????

*falls over from all the kids*

Can't wait to see who you went with though!!!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on April 21st, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
It was quite the choice, wasn't it? I'm glad I didn't have to make it all on my own, and hope you're happy with who I ended up going with!
pullingtricks on August 5th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
I regret missing the hypothetical heir poll x_x just pretend there was an extra vote for Tautou, she's my favorite. So cute, and one of the normal family members. Minus pissing herself. But we're going to pretend that didn't happen.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on August 8th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
Okay, counting your pretend vote now! ;D Yes, the whole wetting herself incident didn't exactly speak well for her sanity, but all things considered, she gets a pass for it in this family!