Sunday, October 27, 2013

Generation 5.1

In the last chapter, Alec from generation 5 finally got married to Ashley Alto Rodel just a few days before adulthood. His Aunt Blossom passed away during his wedding at the Cartwright mansion, leaving behind her husband, Benjamin the faerie. Who is getting on ASimWen's nerves. Time for him to go. 

However I did feel kinda sorry for him when he took Blossom's place in the rocking chairs on the ghost porch. He looked so lost.  Normally if left to his own devices he can be found bouncing around in front of the radio dancing like a mad man.  He is one of those Sims that just gets on my nerves.  I was just going to let him move out...but then I decided I needed to move on with getting ghost colors.

One of the easiest deaths to get in TS3 is Death by Rant.  I figured since Benjamin was broken hearted about Blossom meeting Grim, he was probably a little mad at Grim.  Up on the soapbox he went!

Rant, rant, rant.  Grim came almost immediately to warn don't rant Grim.

Geoff was on hand to witness the bawling out Benjamin received from Grim.  "Mr. Cartwright, if you fail to stop bad mouthing me, The GRIM REAPER, I shall take your soul prematurely and you will never see your family again."

Benjamin went right back to ranting.  You shouldn't test Grim...Benjamin.  This time more family members were on hand to witness the rant, and coming  death of Ben Cartwright.

Gone forever....buh-bye, Benjamin.

Just as Grim poofs away. Ashley gets abducted.  hehehe!

Okay, so we skip all the tears and gnashing of teeth concerning Benjamin's death.  Moving on.

Alec and Ashley's child was born, a beautiful little girl named Penney.  I have to say, Alec is a wet blanket sort.   That is just the impression I get.

Fast forward to Penney's toddler birthday.  Typical Cartwright, blonde hair fair skin, but has her mother's brown eyes.

Wow who woulda thunk that toads were so big?  I just had to snap this picture.  This is Nervous Subject from Midnight Hollow.  Played there for a while after installing  Into The Future.  Back to the Cartwrights.

Alec decided to try out the time traveling portal which magically appeared in the Cartwright back yard.  He landed safely in Oasis Landing.  He had a short meeting with Emit Relevart the Time Traveler, who explained alot of things about time traveling and how what he is doing in the present affects the future for the Cartwright Clan.  Emit also explained the Cartwrights were one of the most successful families in Oasis Landing.  So, Alec decided to check them out.

This is the Cartwright home.  Alec flew there using a jet pack he was given by Emit to try out.

He met Ryan Cartwright who looked alot like Alec's great great Uncle Henry.

Then, there was Josie Cartwright, who look suspiciously like his grandma Kayley Cartright.  Last but not least was..

Lucy Cartwright, who bore a striking resemblance to Wendy Cartwright, Alec's great grandmother.

His curiosity satisfied that the Cartwright would go on for generations, Alec visited the Oasis Landing courthouse to do a little research about the past.

Then he visited the Plumbot Arena to take in a competition.  Upon the game ending, Alec decided it was time to catch a bite of dinner, so off to The Utopian he went.

There he met another descendant, Racheal Cartwright. 

It seems that the Cartwrights are brunette in the future.

Alec was glad to meet Racheal.  She was very friendly and chatty.  She explained that she was a descendent of (Plantsim) Geoff Cartwright. 

Alec noted that the Landgrabbs had also prospered into the future.  He found Cheryl Landgrabb and

Timothy Landgrabb.

Alec decided it was time to go back to his the present.  Upon arrival back at the Cartwright mansion, Ashley asks Alec to run to the store to get Penney some milk.  Alec also picks up a lotto ticket, just for fun.

It also just happens to be Love Day and the two plantsims in the house Elsa and Geoff began blowing flower kisses at each other.  HUH?????  Oh wait...each Plantsim was pulled up out of the ground by different people, and so no relation to each other.  The faerie Benjamin is Geoff's parent, and Blossom was Elsa's parent.  The game does not show Elsa and Geoff as siblings.  Thus, Racheal Cartwright in the future who is not related to the main branch of the Cartwrights.

Well, somebody said something that was not agreeable, and Elsa had decided this was a little weird.  She pushes Geoff away.

In the meantime...
Alec won the lotto.  That info he picked up at the courthouse at the Oasis Landing courthouse really helped!  He immediately donated $50,000 simoleons to the Plan The Future Fund.

Emit the Time Traveler appears to Alec that night and tells him that a statue has been erected in his honor in Oasis Landing for his philanthropic activities.  Alec needed to come back right away. 

Alec had his birthday amidst all this time traveling.  Alec the adult. 

In the meanwhile, Alec's wife Ashley finds Geoff the Plantsim disgusting.  This is a mystery around the Cartwright house because Geoff is a really buff and muscular guy.  Perhaps she doesn't understand why he ignores her when she is parading around the kitchen in her skimpy underwear.

And this is where we leave the Cartwrights for this chapter.  Alec did a lot of things while in the future:

 He used a jet pack to get around,

He used this counter gadget to make a synthesized drink,

He met a plumbot and added traits to it.  These were all challenges issued by Emit.  He also investigated a wreck in the Wastelands.

Alec Cartwright, the Philanthropist.

I am sure that when the Completion Challenge rules are updated for Into The Future, Alec will have contributed alot of points.  So far I am loving this EP, and can't wait to explore it further.

I am having a strong hankering to view the flick Back To The Future.  Hmmm...maybe make Sims of Marty McFly and Doc? (Scientist Emmet?)    hehehe!


This is the first night that Benjamin the Faerie came out to haunt.  Many of the Cartwrights here haunting, and it was a full moon besides so there were a few zombies around.  Ben was still as big a coward as ever, and fainted every time he saw a ghost.  It is a mystery why Humphrey Cartwright the ghost is laying on the ground, he was not a coward...and why the zombie in the background is laying on the ground too.  ???  But what a busy night at the Cartwright's.  Everyone stayed inside.

That's it!  Keep on Simmin'!


Monday, September 2, 2013

Generation 5

Hello Cartwrights!  Welcome to Isla Paradiso!

The Cartwrights have moved from Sunset Valley to the new world in Island Paradise.  In the last chapter, it was explained how their neighborhood was getting quite sketchy and unplayable.  FYI, I made a copy of them and moved them between worlds via the 1.55 patch.  While everything in the Cartwright house was moved including the squirrel and chipmunk that happened to be scampering around in the yard at the time, the tombstones of prior generations did not.  ASimWen loves her ghosts.  So, the entire house was moved.

The Cartwrights have a beautiful cliff lot overlooking the ocean.  Being that their lot is flat, I could not find a nice flat beach lot for them, and my skills with Edit World are not that good.  So here we are.  A cliff lot with a Beautiful Ocean View.

However, it was not meant to be.  The same problems the Cartwrights had were still present.  The first thing I noticed was the school buses did not come for the children.  They were taking taxis to school and riding their bicycles.  That meant only one thing.  A move to a new lot.  And so it was. 

Another cliff side home, three bedrooms two bath.  A third floor was added for all the skilling equipment the Cartwrights owned, a mausoleum was built for the Cartwright anscestors with plenty of rocking chairs for the ghosts.  A gardening plot was laid out for Else, who's LTW is Perfect Garden.  Hopefully, this should do it.  *fingers crossed*.

I was however adept enough with Edit World to place the gypsy trailer on a beach lot with a big slope to the ocean.  I figured that is where I might find a gypsy.  Back in Sunset Valley the gypsy was in the woods with chickens and a bee hive.  Here in Isla Paradiso, it is placed with a boardwalk complete with a hot tub and a bar.  :-)

At any rate, Alec goes right to the gypsy trailer to get a job, as his LTW is to become a Master of Mysticsm.

Alec decides to try online dating to find a wife since he doesn't know anyone in Isla Paradiso.  He has already thrown one possibility in the trashcan.  Karlie looks cute, Yelena is too old..Errr...Cara is not human.  ??  A ghost family in Isla Paradiso?  hahahaha!   Looks like it might be between Karlie, Mylee, and Lopita. 

Carla only got to spend one night in the new house in the new town, the Grim came for her as she was getting off work.  So sad.  Carla contributed to the Challenge:

In the mean time, Elsa decided to knock out the Gardener career since her LTW is Perfect Garden, and was at the courthouse to register as a self employed gardner when her Auntie Carla bit the dust. Carla's son Alec as at the book store solving some puzzles, and was unfazed by his mother's passing.

Alec began to spend time with a girl he met online... Florita Hernandez...dated her several times.  Then went to her house one day and realized she was a trophy wife for some old geezer to whom she had given a child.  Eventually she showed she was pregnant again.  Being that Alec is not a homebreaker, he broke it off with Florita.

Then he met Lopita Alto at a costume party. He foud her intensely attractive.  But then, she was married and soon to age to elder soon. Alec had to look for a new possible wife. 

Next it was Ashly Alto...who at this point Alec did not know if she was related to Lopita.  What a strong attraction!

In the meanwhile, Blossom's husband Benjamin builds a Grim Reaper snowman.  I think it is a sign of things to come.  Blossom is now 97 years old.

The snowman holds court over the doomed Cartwrights.  Wendy Cartwright (in purple) is most certainly a ghost, but doesn't quite ever turn translucent.  Blossom spends almost all of her time sitting with the ghosts.  She hardly comes into the house. 

Ghosts Gene and Kayley Cartwright help themselves to the kitchen facilities.  Gene doesn't turn translucent either.

Ha.  In the meantime, Spring has sprung, and Alec trudges on with trying to catch his mate, Ashley Alto.  But alas, thanks to Twallan's Story Progression, Ashley is snapped up by a guy named Joel Rodel.

Not to be deterred,  (and desperate to get Generation 6 started)  Alec rushes over to the Alto home and....

Has a little shower 'try for baby' with Ashley before Joel Rodel has a chance to get a bun in the oven.   It works.  :)  Alec still wants to marry Ashley, and is not above becoming a home wrecker at this point since no children are involved.  Now instead of watching for an opening to propose marriage to Ashley, Alec will be watching for an opening to ask her to break up with Joel. 

Finally Alec is able to get Ashley to agree to break up with Joel.  Must have been that fantastic shower woohoo.  But now the Cartwrights have gained their first enemy in Isla Paradiso.

Eventually the two lovers make their way to the pool outside, and settle down for a little smooching, hugging, and star gazing.  Finally Alec decides the time is ripe to pop the question.  He wastes no time at all.  Ashley of course accepts, with the hapless Joel standing around in the house wearing nothing but sox, a tshirt and his jockeys.  Heh.  What a winner.

The next day, Alec was late getting off to work because he had been out with Ashley until 4 am.  Benjamin  the faerie finally reached the top of his career, with 83 days still left before he turns elder.  Ugh, ugh, ugh.  He is going to move out when his wife, Blossom, passes.  The Cartwrights have no use for this guy.  Hmm....seems his wings disappeared under his trench coat. 

The day came for a Cartwright wedding.  The bride showed up sporting a baby bump.

And a fine wedding was had overlooking the ocean, with family and friends present.  Except for that miserable faerie, Benjamin.  He was at the stadium showing off his athletic prowess.

Alec and Ashley Cartwright, parents to generation 6.

Ashley Cartwright:

Hopeless Romantic
Easily Impressed

16 days until adult.  She is the youngest person on the lot.

To Become A World Renowned Surgeon (drats, there is already one of those in the Cartwright family tree.)

Ashley is a fine Sim to carry on the Cartwright family.  Erm.  No more Plantsims.

Of course, we all know the sure fire way to get a Sim to kick off is to have a party.  Blossom was 100 years old.

This must be Grim's personal little joke.  He actually made fun of the bride...laughing and poking a finger when she cried about having a death at her wedding.

Blossom contributed to the Completion Challenge:

Four points????  That's it?  Geesh.  heh

Blossom joins the Cartwright ancestors in the crypt.  Generation 4 is now a thing of the past in the Cartwright family.

This is an appropriate place to end this entry.  Next chapter - Alec and Ashley's life.  FYI - Ashley was Lopita Alto's step daughter.  When Ashley and Alec became engaged, Lopita moved out of of the Alto house, leaving her husband (and Ashley's father) Alfonso Alto.

That's it!  Keep on simmin'!