Notes From Project Dawn, Chapter 14 – We Ain’t Dead Yet

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So I owe everyone who is reading this a massive apology; the third year of university and working three jobs has been totally kicking my ass these last few months, but I am determined to see my legacies through. I love my Sims, I love writing them, and I love who takes the time out of their day to read them (the Laflammes were given a Liebster Award and I am so happy!), so I’m determined to update at least once a week. So without further ado, lets get on with it.

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Ramona: ‘I don’t recognise this woman. Who is she? Why does she look so well rested?’

Yeah, I wish I had a three month long break. Back to work for you, that 100 is still a long way off.

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Florence: ‘But why did she have to come back here, of all places? She’s trying to get her claws into my husband, and don’t think I don’t know. I’m not stupid. He tried to shock himself and her, but no such luck.’

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Ramona’s got a point, though; that’s one cute kid and a ton of nice genetics…

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Florence: ‘What’s she even famous for, being the town slut? All she’s doing is adding to the pile of kids she can’t afford.’

And reality ensues.

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But ignorance is bliss, apparently.

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Back at home, the kids have decided they don’t like living in a wreck of a house any more, so are trying to keep up with the chores. Kay’s taking care of the dog…

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Harper has taken over Cody’s role as babysitter…

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And Ilse is trying to leave town without anyone noticing. It’s only a few more days, you can cope.

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Gail: ‘Why is our bin halfway across the lawn? And has anyone ever used that future teleporter?’

Kay: ‘Shh, this’ll be hilarious.’

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Kay: ‘YOU LOST THAT GAME OF CHESS!’

Gail: ‘OH GOD, WHY?!’

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Ezra grew up, gained a beanie hat and the Can’t Stand Art trait.

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And apparently Ramona’s decided that if she’s waterlogged enough, she’ll drown on the water slide.

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What skill is that, excessive head trauma?

Ezra: ‘With a minor in Geology.’

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I was going to make a Neon Genesis Evangelion joke but it’s funny already.

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And no one bats an eyelid. Ah, Midnight Hollow.

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So while Ramona was out, Ilse grabbed everyone and took them out for dinner, as a nice treat before she and Harper moved out. She actually managed to get quite a few family members together; I think that’s Karen on the right.

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But no good deed goes unpunished and all that…

Ramona: ‘Why would you waste money on food when we have a synthesizer that’ll make anything we want!’

Ilse: ‘Because I wanted something real, for a change, something that a person took time to cook!’

Ramona: ‘What difference does that make?!’

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Ramona: ‘Stupid girl. We need money for a decent nursery, not fancy restaurant food.’

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But hey, I think the painting mod is working again.

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Just in time for Gail to run away as far as she can.

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A brunette Ramona. Wonderful.

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Ramona: ‘Go forth, little clone. Make me grandchildren and contribute to the insanity of this experiment.’

Gail: ‘Yeah, sure…’

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And up her picture goes on the wall.

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Ramona got a makeover too, though I’m honestly not sure why; that outfit is much too nice for this place.

Ramona: ‘I’m dressing for the life I’d like to have.’

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Apparently that’s the wicked stepmother role.

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I think that’s the most impressive bit of karma I’ve seen in a long time.

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Ramona: ‘I guess the jetpack still needs a little work…’

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Ramona: ‘And how dare you mock me?! I saw you laughing!’

Ilse: ‘But I didn’t – ‘

Ramona: ‘Just get inside!’

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Kay: ‘I wish I could have gone with you, Gail. You’re more of a mother than she is.’

Field trip next chapter, I promise.

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Meanwhile, Ramona’s on the hunt for Father #17.

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Ramona: ‘Ugh, no. That guy was old. And dead.’

Technically, you should be too.

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But hey, Ellery’s a doctor now!

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Is this guy’s name Sammy? He looks like a Sammy.

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Ramona: ‘Oh, don’t worry, I’ll call you whatever you like…’

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Ramona: ‘Like Darron! Hey there! Still not over the electrocution, huh?’

Wow, that’s cold, even for you.

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God help you if that gets back to Florence.

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Harper, stop pretending that’s your mother and actually weed the garden. We’ll never get to ambrosia at this rate.

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But look, more babysitters!

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She looks like Florence in glasses. Her fourth trait is Born Saleswoman, so I’ll guess she’ll be trying to make some money off elixirs. December, on the other hand…

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Ramona: ‘Such a beautiful, unique looking boy.’

I’ll say. He got Brooding.

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Ramona: ‘Okay, everyone, I’ve called a family meeting for a very good reason – ‘

Kay: ‘Oh great.’

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Ramona: ‘Now before you protest, I know some of you are still in school, but, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, money is pretty tight at the moment – ‘

That’s why you’re still sitting on milk crate furniture.

Ramona: ‘ANYWAY, so there needs to be a few changes around here, you understand?’

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Kay: ‘What?! We’re already living in austerity measures as it is!’

Ezra: ‘Yeah, I don’t even have my own bed.’

January: ‘How many sisters am I sharing a room with?’

Ramona: ‘December, you understand, right?’

December: ‘I don’t know. Maybe. Is that why I didn’t get a birthday present?’

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Ramona: ‘Look, the point is, we need to save money so I can actually conduct this study properly. You kids aren’t thriving in this environment, and we need to relocate. But we can’t do that without cash.’

December: ‘So…like, if we build a proper nursery, we won’t have to train the little ones any more?’

Ramona: ‘Exactly. You can all devote proper time to your friends, hobbies, and LifeTime Wishes.’

Ilse: ‘Yeah, that sounds nice.’

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Ramona: ‘So essentially, use anything that’ll get you money. Painting, fishing, gardening, sell those potions cluttering up the inventory, I don’t care, just do it.’

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Ramona: ‘Even you, Ilse, though you aren’t good for much.’

Kay: ‘Why won’t she have a go at January instead, she’s barely done anything this chapter.’

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Ramona: ‘I know you’re not smart enough to get a real job, so get back to painting. Or do some chores.’

Ilse: ‘I – I’ll take the bins out…’

You poor thing. Don’t worry, I’ll make sure you get a good makeover, a husband, and a house when you move out.

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Meanwhile, this is Ramona’s next target. I have no clue what his name is, so let’s call him…

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Bruno.

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Ramona: ‘You know I’m the most beautiful woman in this town, right? A constellation, a meteorite, a shooting star – ‘

Bruno: ‘I’m a Cancer.’

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Bruno: ‘And we don’t date Geminis!’

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Ramona: ‘Tough luck. I do.’

Bystander: ‘What have I just walked into?’

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B: ‘You know what, never mind. I don’t want to know.’

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It’s…sort of romantic?

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Bruno: ‘Guess I’ve lucked out today.’

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Hopefully Ramona has too, even if she’s being judged by the townsfolk.

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See what I mean?

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But at least she’s persistent. We haven’t had a ghost baby yet, and I’d like one of each occult.

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The lot is one hideous mess. This is why I want to build an actual house, hence the 50k budget.

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Even the zombies don’t think the garden is worth destroying, that’s how bad it is.

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At least she’s sticking to her word, though, even if widgets probably won’t sell for much.

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I do love the school, though. Such a shame it’s a rabbit hole.

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I decided to put Kay’s Born Saleswoman trait to the test, see if we could get anything decent for the potions.

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Clerk: ‘We only buy a handful of your potions, all of your gems, and none of your produce. And we’re closed now.’

Kay: ‘You’re kidding me, right?’

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On the bright side, we can train Mikey to hunt.

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Are they really that famous, or are the stalkers just bored?

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Ilse: ‘ – sigh- I’ll get out of here soon, won’t I?’

You will, I promise.’

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Kay’s quite the opportunist. Hopefully we’ll make a bit more money cutting the gems than just selling them raw.

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HARPER, NO.

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Harper: ‘Oh c’mon, it’ll only take a minute…’

Go fishing!

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Clerk: ‘You’ll get ten simoleans for all this.’

Kay: ‘I will cheerfully murder you in your sleep.’

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So yeah, Ramona’s pregnant again.

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In case you couldn’t tell.

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Mikey: ‘It’s time to go out! And play! And walk! And hunt! And…’

January: ‘Nope, you don’t exist right now…’

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Bless his little heart. You keep being excited by those fish, December.

December: ‘Maybe I can keep this one!’

January: ‘Ugh, as if. I should be going to prom, not doing this.’

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Harper: ‘Now you listen to me; you are not brainless, you’re just as smart as anyone else in this house. Don’t pay attention to her.’

Ilse: ‘And how do I do that when she’s screaming at me every minute of the day?’

Harper: ‘Run away and never look back.’

Ilse: ‘While she breeds more children to ignore?’

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It’s true.


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Well, this one’s broken.

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Ilse: ‘Serves her right.’

Nah, this is Felix. #18, Brave, Clumsy, likes Irish Green, Chinese music, and mushroom omelette. Welcome to hell.

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Ramona: ‘I’m sorry, Ilse. I’ve been to harsh on you lately…’

Ilse: ‘Save it, I don’t care any more.’

I never claimed she was any good at being a mother, just a scientist.

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But here he is. I don’t think he’s a clone.

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And with that, Ezra ages up (again).

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Not bad at all! His new trait is Schmoozer.

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She’s far too attached to that dress for her own good.

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And finally…it’s time.

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She’s so pretty! Her final trait is Artistic.

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They’re the least likely set of twins ever, but who cares. Harper got Athletic.

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December: ‘When do get to go on the wall?’

When I finally get shot of you.

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And now for the spares:

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At least this set of twins is doing well…

I’m going to leave it there, and I promise, I will be back next week. Comments are always appreciated!

~ Viki.

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