Sim!Jet: Hello everyone and welcome back to the Bookabet Legacy. Last time, Arya grew up into a beautiful toddler, Franco got stressed out, the Ice Cream Truck was creepy and both Ceridwen and Artemis discovered that they were preggers. Now that that’s taken care of Handler person, where’s my biscuit?!
It’s a bright sunny morning in the Bookabet household and Ceridwen decides to start off the day by making breakfast for her family.
Ceridwen: It’s a beautiful morning … I have a great life. I love my hubby and my babies and my doggies. I can’t wait for the puppies to come
Franco: For me?
Excellent! I need money for an extension for the house now that Adam is about to grow up and Ceridwen is pregnant again. I’m keeping the Woohooium though
Arya: WAAAH …. All of my needs are completely full but I’m going to cry anyway so I can get the attention from my big stinky brother …. WAAAH
This baby won’t stop crying!! I don’t know if it’s because she’s insane or because she wants to be outside?! I think Lucifer made a mistake and this is the actual anti-christ!
Franco: It’s your turn to get her
Ceridwen: I got her last time. Besides, I’m still eating.
Gelert: I shouldn’t have eaten that night-cream on the Mistress’ bedside cabinet … my tummy is all rumbly
Looks like Sim!Deefa spent the night again.
Deefa: What can I say, you got good food here.
The family decide to go on a group outing to the consignment store to sell off all the gems and metals that Franco is miraculously carrying about in his pocket. Ceridwen finds a new way to push .. er pull Adam’s buggy
Ceridwen: I really didn’t think this through properly
Ceridwen: That was embarrassing and not that funny … I really don’t understand why the fireman had to leave half way through because he wet his pants laughing. I mean, tat’s just unprofessional!
Thankfully, the rest of the family make it to the consignment store with no problems and Arya stops crying for once.
Franco: My baby smells like strawberries
Artemis: I like strawberries! Can I has?!
Our troubles are not quite over though as the consignment clerk has a slight invisibility problem at the moment … There’s also the possibility that the clerk is a lazy git who just decided not to get out of bed this morning.
Franco doesn’t mind and uses the opportunity to meet the neighbours.
Franco: Your baby is quite cute … though not as cute as mine. My kids are a photographers dream!
Neighbour: Stop being so rude!
Franco: What’s your problem?!
Franco has a lot to learn when it comes to talking to people.
After a couple of sim hours it appears that the consignment clerk is AWOL and Franco decides to cheer Arya up with a walk home. I’ll just sell the metal and stuff straight from his inventory.
Arya: Lobe tha outside. Me happy girl XD
Arya: Stop lookin at me .. I see into your soul
Ok … I’m slightly scared right now. Arya is a creepy little thing
And where was Ceridwen I hear you ask?
She got this invitation and rushed home to dump Adam and the dogs off and get ready of course!
Ceridwen: You’re looking tall for once Jo!
Sim!Jo: I’ve been practicing my Sim God omnipotent powers. Still working out the kinks but it’s been fun learning.
Ceridwen: Talking of having fun, is there something you want to tell me?
My simself has been a very busy girl in story progression. I didn’t even know that they’d hooked up! Why would anyone actually break up with Cocaine Chimeree?! I’m very disappointed in you
On the plus side, Coke babies
Back at the house, Gelert is once again having issues with inanimate objects.
Gelert: Let’s get this straight Mr Bear … This is my house, and those are my humans. You stay out of my way and I’ll stay out of yours. Capiche?
As everything else seems to be breaking down at the moment it only makes sense that one of the main sources of income breaks down on us! I would get Franco to fix it but he’s kind of busy at the moment:
Franco: We’ve been here for ages Arya … please go pee pee. I have a party to get to.
Party? What party?!
Oh yes. Adam’s child birthday party. I think both Ceri and Franco rolled the wish and I especially love Franco so I indulged.
Ceri: These boots were totally made for walking … and dancing.‘
Coke: This child has just wedged itself into my stomach and I don’t know how to remove it. A little help please?
So close yet so far apart
I have an idea though. Ceridwen to the rescue!!
Ceridwen: Why don’t you go over and kiss Coke? He’s been staring at you since he arrived
Sim!Jo: Really? All righty then.
Coke: What is that founder up to?
Sim!Jo: You’re looking mighty fine today Coke
Coke: Let’s ditch this party and go home
Ceridwen: Plumbob, our work here is done.
Sim!Jo: Kissy time now?
Coke: Ok then
I love the new Party Influence interaction
Sim!Jo and Coke finally separate long enough for sparkly time though
Sim!Jo: I just want the cake
Franco: My son is growing up … woo hoo
Ceridwen: Maybe Franco should have done the cake bit. My back is about to give out
Adam: This feels weird
Look, Adam matches the rocket on his T-shirt
Adam: Rocket baby a go
Ceridwen: OMG my son is now a child … I’m getting so old
Pretty Ceridwen is pretty … especially when pulling weird faces
Franco: Going to watch my wife and eat some cake.
Have I mentioned how much I love Franco? I love Franco … he’s so sweet and helpful around the house
Maid: Do I eat the cake or tidy it up?
Maid: Who am I kidding? ALWAYS EAT THE CAKE!!!
Adam: Hello creator person
Adam: Will you be my friend if I give you a hug?
Awww.This was entirely autonomous
I gave Adam the family trait Bookworm so he is now a disciplined, brave bookworm. He aged up in this ensemble and I gave him a makeover, but looking at him now I kind of miss the cowboy hat.
Dog: And for my next trick … I will attempt to be a statue and remain frozen like this until my master needs me again.
Artemis: What are you doing near my buried treasure … er I mean my house. No treasure here … nope. Not a bit.
Artemis: STAY AWAY FROM MY STUFF OR I’LL DO THIS TO YOU!!!!
LEAVE THE DOG GNOME ALONE ARTEMIS!! Sheesh, Gelert isn’t the only one with issues!!
Sim!Jo: Thanks for the party. I had a great time but I’m all partied out now … come on Coke
Maid: OMG! It’s the handler … I’m so star struck!
Despite being loners, both my simself and Coke have both become celebrities. And because Ceri and Franco are friends with the both of them, they have 1 star fame points as well. So it begins
Gelert: Where is this cake I’ve heard so much about? I hope you’ve saved me some mistress Ceridwen or I will be seriously displeased
A reason why I love Franco so much. He autonomously cleans up the dirty plates despite being a childish and absent-minded sim.
Highchair Bear: I’ll will kill you all with germs … Mwah ha ha
Maybe Gelert was right
Gelert: What is this new contraption? It makes funny happy noises. I feel like … like …
…. howling along. I’m feeling goooood
Whilst Gelert gets his first taste of the awesomeness that is Muse, Dog also makes his reappearance.
Dog: What can I say. Muse rocks
They totally do
Dog: I’m off to find my master now and ask him why his subconscious has made me look like this. I’m a scary hell hound
Sorry Dog but I can’t take you seriously in that get up
Dog: I understand if you don’t want me to look like a scary hell hound, but can’t you have imagined me as a dragon, a troll or a snake or something? That way I could have at least been green. I’m a boring beige rag doll.
Adam: Don’t you ever stop talking? This conversation is boring me now … go and wash the dishes or something.
Dog: Hell hounds don’t wash dishes *grumble*
With the money from the gems and the metals that Gelert collected, I’ve been able to build a bedroom off the kitchen for Adam. I bought bunk beds as it’ll be suitable for when Arya grows into a child.
Arya has a a bit of a wait until her birthday though. Her parents have yet to teach her all her skills.
Ceridwen: You are insane and your brother is brave. Our house is going to burn down one day Can you say fire alarm?
Another reason why I love Franco. He is a closet Hopeless Romantic
Franco: This picture represents my heart … Bleeding with love for my wife and family
And to top it off, he decides to tackle the Highchair of Death.
Franco: Wouldn’t want my kids to get ill from this stinking highchair
I you Franco!!
Enough of me and my weird crushes on pixelated married men … this is what you’ve all been waiting for, am I right?
Artemis: Hello … everyone? I’m going into labour now and I demand your attention!!
LOOK AT THE CUTE!!!!
Let me just take a moment to absorb the cuteness
Ok I’m done. Artemis had a boy and a girl and the puppies were completely identical except for the head structure. One of the puppies has a fluffier head than the other so they’re very hard to tell apart in photographs and as I took these snapshots a few weeks ago I’ll probably get them muddled up. I wrote down the puppies names and traits but I’m not sure which is which!! I double check and tell you next time. I’m going for a Mythology theme for the dog legacy and so I named the girl Aphrodite after the Greek goddess of love and Apollo after the Greek God of the sun.
I think Aphrodite is the fluffier one and her traits are Loyal and Playful. Apollo is Non-destructive and Loyal. I think it’s adorable that both puppies inherited the loyal trait from their dad
Artemis: My work here is done … I want food now please
Franco: Yeah sure … but who’s that?
I don’t know. She is one of their neighbours who gate-crashed the birthday party and REFUSES to leave!!! I wonder if she moonlights as an Ice Cream Truck driver in her spare time?
Aphrodite*: I don’t like you or your ugly snake boots. *cute little puppy growl*
Apollo*: Run away from the scary lady!!
How do you feel about being a father Gelert?
Gelert: Say what now?! *Dur face*
I think Gelert is a little shell shocked by the new development.
Adam wastes no time in choosing his favourite of the litter.
Adam: Look at the cute puppy!! We’ll be best friends
Apollo: You do the fussing and I’ll do the licking. Best Friends Forever.
So cute!!! I think this one looks more like Gelert. Also, this is Adam post makeover … I was trying to go for a look that suited his personality but I’m not sure if this is it. What do you guys think? I also think he looks a lot like his dad, but he might have Ceridwens nose?
To cap off an already long and eventful day, Ceridwen decides to go into labour herself later that night scaring the wits out of her son
Adam: ALL I WANTED WAS A BEDTIME STORY
Franco: Zzzz Please don’t fire me Zzz
Ceridwen heads off into the nursery to give birth alone whilst Franco is left to deal with his traumatised son. Somehow I don’t think a book on Psychology is going to cut it.
Franco: … and that’s why my dream was so interesting. I’m self-employed and can’t get fired. The dream was obviously a representation of my own fears and self-doubts.
I think you’ve lost the kid Franco. I still love you Franco so don’t worry.
This is where I discovered that I haven’t got any screenshots of the babies.
Yes, babies. Sorry about that readers, but I haven’t played past this night so you can get your first eyeful of the twin girls next time. Besides, it’s not like you’re missing anything … all sim infants look the same!
I did write down the names and traits of the babies though:
Anita Bookabet is absent-minded like her dad and loves the outdoors like her big sister. She likes French Music, Spaghetti and the colour red. She is named after the tough kick-ass Vampire slayer and Necromancer heroine of the series by Laurell K Hamilton.
Alice Bookabet is Good and Grumpy, which will be fun. She likes kids music, veggie burgers and the colour Violet. She is named after the title character in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and also my favourite character in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.
That’s a good place as any to finish, so I’ll leave you with a suitably adorable picture of Artemis and Aphrodite all snuggled up and toasty warm:
Artemis: Zzzz I love my puppy Zzzz
Aphrodite: Zzzz I love my mummy Zzzz