Hello everyone and welcome back to the Bookabet Legacy. I’m sorry that’s its been a while since my last update, but loads of things have conspired against me to prevent me updating! The biggest of which is the fact that my PC managed to get infected with a nasty virus and my Sims file needed to be reinstalled. Thank goodness for backup files though, so I haven’t lost any screenshots! The biggest problem with my game though was what turned out to be a patch or University Life glitch that blocked my store content from showing up, even after a reinstall and machine defragment. After much cussing, googling and forum browsing, I discovered a fix and it all seems to be fine. I’ve even discovered store content that I forgot I had! I haven’t loaded up the Bookabets since the reinstall, but fingers crossed that everything is as it should be!
Anyway, enough of that. Last time, Arya and Adam travelled to China where our crazy little fairy was infected with a dose of full moon lunacy. This led to her giving her brother a lunatic embrace which they both found far too … enjoyable for my liking!
Adam: Listen Arya. What happened in China stays in China. You tell anyone and I’ll go all Anti-Christ on you. Understand?
Arya: Who is this and what has it done with my brother?
I don’t know, but it looks like my normally mild mannered Adam is having a rough day. Also, I’ve just noticed something about Arya.
Is it just me, or is there a certain resemblance between Arya and Merida from Brave? Their hair and eye colour is exactly the same, and I think their nose and mouth are quite similar as well. I always knew my Arya was meant to be a princess!
In other news, this picture marks the installation of Seasons. Yes, that’s how long ago I took this screenshot. I’m such a bad blogger I know. *Hangs head in shame*
Ceridwen: I’m confused. If today is the first day of Summer, then what the hell was it yesterday?!
I am not amused. Where is my rain?! I’ve had more than enough eternal sunshine thank you very much!!
Franco: Now to carry on with my latest masterpiece. Every artist needs a great view to inspire them and mine is no exception … Wait a second. Something seems different. Who has been messing with my view?!
Franco: Honey. I know this sounds crazy, but there appears to be a park in front of my view. That wasn’t there when I went to sleep was it?
Ceridwen: The removal men came last night and placed our house on the back of their lorry. We’ve moved half a mile down the road. Have you forgotten already honey? Honestly, your absent-mindedness. *shakes head*
It’s true. I moved the household to a blank lot down the road. This one is exactly the same size, but backs on to a fishing lake which is ideal for my outdoorsy Sims and canine treasure hunters. The new lot is now more in the centre of town which is always ideal.
Now for some Gelert pic spam. It’s been a while since we caught up with everyone’s favourite immortal fairy god dog.
Alice: Good morning Gelert. I love you so much. Give me some smoochie-woochies my beautiful baby.
Gelert: Who are you calling baby? I’m older than you are little girl! And watch the ears … I kind of need them you know.
Gelert: Who am I kidding? I love you too kiddo.
Is this not the cutest thing ever? I’m not kidding, the dogs absolutely adore Alice and she doesn’t even have the animal lover trait. I wonder if it’s because she’s good? I wouldn’t be surprised if that was it actually, as they avoid Asriel like the plague.
Gelert: Now that we’ve got the mushy stuff out of the way, how about some breakfast? I can’t feed myself.
Gelert: AND DON’T COME BACK!!! Hugs from the humans? Check. Breakfast? Check. Chase away the mail carrier? Check. What a productive day so far. It’s good to be me. Next up, check on my kids.
Gelert: What’s up son?
Apollo: You’ll never guess what. I saw this MASSIVE rodent in the park earlier. It wasn’t like any rodent I’ve ever seen before because it had four huge legs and tried to kick me when I tried to bring it home.
Gelert: Er, Apollo. That was a horse.
Apollo: Oh. That’s alright then … What’s a horse?
Gelert: Never mind. It’s ok that you’re not the brightest bulb. I love you anyway.
Apollo: Gosh, thanks pop. I love you too.
After a long action-filled day, Gelert is glad to get to bed later that day. It seems like he’s having a nightmare though …
Gelert: Zzzzz My son is being killed by Bonehilda Zzzzz
OMG BONEHILDA! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!
Oh … Just teaching Apollo to play dead. Carry on then.
Meanwhile, Artemis is making friends with the new family in the neighbourhood.
Artemis: Stay still human and let the sniffing commence.
Sebastian Hodgins: Hello pretty girl. Who are you?
Artemis: You smell of … cats. Cats are evil and you will pay for being their servant.
Sebastian: Will a game of chase make up for it?
Artemis: Not completely, but it’s a start.
Sebastian: I’m going to get you!!!
Adam: Why are you wearing that to school Arya?
Arya: Because it’s summer of course. Duh. One is supposed to wear ones swimsuit in the summer. Doesn’t one know anything?
Asriel: What are you doing on my school bus you creep?
Tristan Van Gould: Is the package ready to be delivered?
Asriel: About that. I’ve changed my mind. You can’t have my sister as she’ll be beneficial to my minion army.
Tristan: You can’t change your mind. I’ll suck your blood whilst you sleep.
Asriel: Fine then. I’ll give you a stake whilst YOU sleep. So there …
Tristan has it quite bad for Arya, which is ironic as he’s the Simmified version of Edward Cullen from Twilight. It’s quite funny because the Sim version of Bella is dating Adam. The Bookabet kids sure are popular. I would consider setting Arya and Tristan up as I think he has an interesting face, but I’ve already got plans for Arya’s spouse.
Whilst the kids are at school, I send the folks off to the Summer Festival for a bit of fun time. Franco immediately gravitates to the roller rink. He’s really not very good though.
Franco: My entire life is flashing before my eyes!
Franco: I’m flying Jack, I’m flying!
Ceridwen: I love my husband so much. He’s so adorable falling on his backside all the time.
In case you’re wondering, Arya has bestowed the Flight of Felicity on her mother again. It helps Arya to level up her fairy skill and is a positive moodlet for the recipient.
Ceridwen: Hello readers. I bet you’re jealous of me right now. This snow cone is so GOOD.
She’s right. I am jealous. We don’t have snow cones in the UK. We have slush puppies instead and I so want one right now.
The Hodgins family are all out with a vengeance today. Ceridwen introduces herself to Gwyn …
… whilst Ariel skives off from her job as concession vendor.
Ariel: I don’t feel like working today. I want to enjoy the festival and play my guitar instead.
Not to be outdone, Nemo is also here, playing truant from school and rocking the skinhead look and Llama face paint. Personally, I think he’s never looked better
Ooh, schools out. Quick Anita, go make friends.
Anita: Why creator, I’m impressed.
They seem to get on well. I’ll just leave them to it.
Meanwhile, Franco decides to bond with his oldest son in a friendly game of football (or as the US call it, Soccer).
Franco: You can’t beat me son. I’m a soccer legend and you can’t even play basketball. Na Na Na Na Na
Adam: Really? Are you ready for this?
Anita: *behind face-painting booth flirting with Nemo* HEY!! THAT HURT ADAM!!!
Adam: You can’t beat me old man. I’m the All-Weather Champion.
It’s true, he is.
Elsewhere, Alice and Arya decided to take part in a hot-dog eating contest and Gwyn joined in. This makes me happy. Who’s going to win? Take your bets now!
Alice: I win! You guys are losers. Where’s my prize?
Alice: For real now, can I get my prize? You know, for being a star?
Poor Gwyn. Total fail
Asriel had scouts after school, so couldn’t join the family until the end of the day. Of course, he’s feeling a bit rebellious about taking part in the family greeting card.
Asriel: How dare my family have fun without me. I’ll show them.
Ceridwen: GET IN HERE NOW ASRIEL OR NO CHEMISTRY SET FOR A WEEK.
Asriel: NOT THE CHEMISTRY SET!!!!
Sebastian: It’s getting really late, can’t I go home yet?!
Artemis: Don’t be stupid. You’re mine now. Brush me slave.
Actually, Sebastian brushed her all on his own. So cute
This is why it’s handy having a fairy in the house. No need for repairmen … my fairy mechanic can handle things from now on.
Arya: One cannot be a princess without getting their hands dirty from time to time. Although one is not going to clean up that water on the floor. Sir Right-Hand, summon Bonehilda at once.
Asriel: It’s ok chemistry set. I’ll never risk losing you again … not when I’m so close to perfecting the secret formula.
Asriel: I’m so close, I can smell it. Before long, I will be able to make you real Stelmaria. And then, I’ll steal my siblings toys and make them real … and then, they will all follow me. I will finally have my minion army! Mwah Ha Ha …
Asriel: … But first, I’m sleepy. Every evil mad scientist needs their beauty sleep. Must check under the bed to make sure the monster is fed.
Asriel: Gosh, he looks … hungry. And why are there more than one of you?!
Asriel: AAAARGH!! MY MONSTERS HAVE MULTIPLIED!!!! THEY’RE GOING TO EAT ME!!!!
Asriel: That’s better. I’m safe as houses here. They’ll eat my mummy first … she’s bigger.
And with that, I’m going to finish for this chapter. Next time, we have birthday shenanigans, a new house and a surprise. Do you want to know what it is? You do? Well, you’ll just have to read the next update. Bye for now folks!