University - Round 13 - Part 1: Urele Cham Annex


Nala Villalobos, Young Adult Knowledge Sim, LTW Become Media Magnate

Doyle Vinci, Young Adult Family Sim, LTW Graduate 3 Children From University

River Vinci-Chin, Young Adult Knowledge Sim, LTW Become Criminal Mastermind

Bijou Beaumont, Young Adult Knowledge Sim, LTW Become Media Magnate

Adam Depiesse, Young Adult Knowledge Sim, LTW Become World Class Ballet Dancer


This household full of YAs is brand new to the university scene, and since there were so many upper-classmen already inhabiting the primary Greek House, I decided that this round I needed to build a Urele Cham annex. It's right next door to the original Urele Cham house, and I downloaded it from TSR. (I don't remember from whom, but if anyone is interested, I can look it up. Many thanks to the hardworking people who do this kind of thing and offer up their work for lazy schlubs like me to use in game!) Four of the five freshman university students are Rosebud playables, and the special addition to this round is River's chosen man: Adam Depiesse, of the lovely turquoise-colored eyes. Let's see how these n00bs do their freshman year, shall we?

It was that time of year again: the time when parents sadly watched their young ones leave the nest and fly into a college life that would most certainly corrupt them, the same way it did their parents. The tearful hugs goodbye filled the street as the Rosebud teens got their first look at their new home on campus.

Frankly, all of them were awed at the sight of the newest building on campus, built specifically for the Rosebud-centric greek fraternity, Urele Cham. All of the newest freshmen's parents had been members, but it still seemed amazing that they could be allowed such luxury being grandfathered in for a generation or two.

The four teens from four of the most prominent Rosebud families were confronted with a newcomer, but he seemed like he would fit right in. Adam Depiesse was accompanying his girlfriend River Vinci-Chin to Sim State for his four-year period of matriculation.

There was nothing offensive about his personality, and he was certainly cute and loved River a lot, so no one minded that he was tagging along for the four-year ride.

The first thing everyone agreed upon was the pooling of their money to hire a butler. Sure, they could all cook and clean well enough, but who wanted to constantly be scrubbing toilets in between writing term papers? Dorms had cooks, so what was so wrong with having a cook/maid/repairman?

River immediately was drawn to the music-related objects in the house. Her mother had been a rock goddess in her younger days, and River had always had a love for music. She wasn't the only one appreciating the amenities.

With personal computers already outfitted in the rooms, it was no problem to get some quiet space to study in a house full of people. Adam definitely had a bit of self-conscious work ethic, feeling like the one person in the house who had to prove his mettle to be accepted by the grandfathered Rosebud teens in the Urele Cham fraternity.

The other four settled in comfortably. Bijou took to reading the paper every day, thinking that the combination of social and intellectual news was important for her to follow. Her two loves (lots of friends and lots of brains) were still going strong.

After the first few weeks, the newest Sim State attendees began to settle into comfortable habits. Their butler always had exceptional variations of traditional "college food" on hand. Sure, burgers were classic dorm food, but not all of them had slices of blackened portobello mushrooms and fresh pesto on them.

Adam definitely felt like he was riding on the laurels of his Rosebud friends' parents hard work, and he was, but he didn't mind as long as he could be riding on River too. River had no complaints; she was just happy she could drag her childhood friend and great love along with her through the university years.

Somehow, the first semester passed amidst a blur of term papers and gourmet meals. All the kids in the Annex got A+ grades.

River truly came out of her shell in university. Having spent so much time alone with her hippy parents made her go a bit crazy when she had some freedom in university. At least she made friends easily, though.

She was definitely one of the more... "unique" members of the greek house. The butler may not have appreciated her creating extra work for him by demolishing his neat piles of autumn leaves, but the neighborhood boys certainly didn't mind.

River truly felt fulfilled at Sim State. She loved her parents and the upbringing she'd had, but it was nice to have more modern conveniences like a treadmill and an indoor heated pool instead of constantly growing your own vegetables, catching your own fish, and sleeping in freezing cold tents for "fun."

Adam definitely seemed to appreciate the svelt body that all the treadmill and pool time gave his girlfriend.

Woohoo was certainly on the minds of more Rosebud YAs than just River and Adam. Bijou had a tiny crush on Doyle Vinci, who was just so adorable with his seemingly clueless hippy-dippy nature.

Yeeeeek. Doyle wasn't too interested back, though. Wonder why...

As the Rosebud YAs began to adjust to college life, they also began to party a little heartier. They all became especially fond of the "fruit punch" that ran freely from the tap in the pool area.

Adam really ramped up the greek house factor finishing his punch benders by crushing the cup against his forehead.

Nala was the quintessential "cool chick" of the house, honing her trick shots at pool and always able to make it to class on time no matter how much fruit punch she'd had to drink the night before.

The whole house went a bit crazy the week before freshman finals. Llama: This is so not going to end well.

Caught off-guard despite their knowledge of the semester schedule, the YAs of the annex had some major cram sessions right before taking their final exams.

Mercifully, they all passed their courses with flying colors, which was a miracle given the hangovers they were nursing as they suffered through the exam season.

The exhaustion they were met with following their "party first, study later" mentality freshman year caused them to be a bit more dilligent as they began their lives as sophomores at Sim State.

They learned the fine art of balance fairly quickly. Hard core study sessions were followed by mini-parties to celebrate a week of hard work, another round of study sessions beginning on the following Monday.

They started trying to make skilling fun, too, which helped them gain necessary knowledge while still not weighing down their spirits with *too* much seriousness. [Pictured front to back: Doyle, River, Nala, Bijou]

With all the hot young bodies and young adult hormones taking over the annex, it was frankly amazing that any of them managed to get ANYTHING academic done, but somehow they managed.

And though the primary house would have been embarrassed to admit so, the young'uns were putting their upperclassman elders to shame!

Author's Notes: This round, I decided that I had SO many Rosebud teens going to college that I needed a secondary Greek House. Thus, the Annex came to be. I have to admit that playing college students in a new house made me enjoy playing university a lot more, I guess just because of the change of scenery. Adam won the right to go to uni with River because ACR told me that she liked him better than her other high school romance, pink-eyed Matt Layhew. The kids really seemed to enjoy life in this new house, so from now on, there will be two "greek houses" on you have to be a member to move into and one that is like training wheels for true Urele Cham members. The young-uns will move up into the primary house when they become upper-classmen so the new dorm will remain open for new arrivals. I some bloopers for you, so let's get on to them! Official Urele Cham greek house update is next!

At one of the dorms (maybe the Landgrabb one), I discovered that my game had gone a little glitchy and made the hot tub invisible. River and Adam apparently couldn't wait to woohoo in the privacy of their own annex bedroom, so the following highly amusing "Invisible Hot Tub WooHoo" series of photos is brought to you by my game's bugginess:

Frankly, most of that just looks painful, so better you than me, guys.

If that's one of your primary wants, Doyle, I don't think ur doin it right. ]]

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The Vincis (G) - Round 13


Gemma Vinci, Adult Romance Sim, LTW Become Professional Party Guest

Willow Vinci, Adult Romance Sim, LTW Become Rock God

Puck Vinci, Teen Popularity Sim, LTW Become an Icon


Last round, Willow, Gemma, and Puck purchased a house in "downtown" Rosebud and had very little money to decorate due to the price of the land and building. The sisters both quickly got jobs, Willow in the paranormal career track and Gemma in her chosen field of slackerdom. Puck aged well from a cute little boy into a badass teenager, and the house gradually filled up and got decorated as money started trickling into the family bank accounts. Let's see how these three do this round.

If Puck had learned anything from living with two romance-driven people like his mom and his aunt, he had learned that there were two things you needed to be super popular. The first was charisma, that natural charm.

The second was a hot bod. Yoga may not have been the manliest activity in the world, but it sure built up his muscles. Puck would have preferred to do something like run a treadmill or lift weights, but he knew they couldn't afford this expensive equipment, and Rosebud hadn't gotten its own gym yet. So yoga it was, and he delighted to see his muscles begin to define themselves.

All his hard work quickly paid off. He was soon getting off the bus with the beautiful Tabitha Devivio, a Silvervale transplant.

Their casual conversation quickly turned to flirting, and soon Puck could see that she was starting to crush on him a bit. The feeling was mutual; Tabitha was gorgeous, and she still had that "new girl" appeal.

That day, Puck managed to get his first kiss from the brunette beauty, and he felt himself beginning a rocket ride to popularity.

Willow wasn't having quite as much fun, to her chagrin. Sure, she was making good money and getting promoted regularly at work, but all work and no play made Willow a dull, and grouchy, girl.

Gemma, too, found herself spending so much time in the house that she was almost turning into a dorky knowledge sim. Not that there wasn't value in learning, but what about fun?

Fortunately, she at least satisfied some of her more romantic needs at work. Being a professional party guest had its perks, and now that she'd become the queen of the scene, she could relax and start picking off some of the men she'd met at work for more private parties.

The three members of the household got along great. Sure, they were an unusual family, but they all understood each other, and they frequently had breakfast in the wee hours of the morning, when all three were getting home from their social pursuits.

Gemma, inspired by the delicious food she ate at all of her soirees, started contemplating a career shift into something that was...well, a bit more lucrative.

As she started researching all the things she would need to do to make her dream come true, it occurred to her that she was sort of turning into a dorky knowledge sim against her will. She simply sighed and accepted it...though she did make a promise to herself to go on no fewer than three dates a week.

After all, if hardworking Willow could manage to still booty call her old flames and date new people, so could Gemma.

If Gemma had to listen to one more night of Willow having fun with one of her suitors, she'd scream anyway. Best to find her own and try to drown her sister out.

Puck's popularity began to really take hold in his school, and he brought home yet another Silvervale transfer, this time the ginger-headed Lindsay Wade. As pretty as Tabitha was, there was something fiery and appealing about Lindsay that Puck found entrancing.

In fact, he found that he couldn't stop thinking about her, even when working on homework for his favorite subjects.

He finally gave up trying to concentrate and called her. Tabitha would probably be jealous, but they weren't going steady, and how could he resist this new pretty girl in his arms? If this was what popularity brought him, he was okay with having to deal with the tough choices it brought.

[[Author's Notes: I am SO glad that Puck brought home some of the Silvervale kids. I really think he hit it off with Lindsay, so she may be joining him when he goes to college. I guess it depends on if he can keep his lips off any OTHER females he might bring home on the school bus, lol. Poor Willow and Gemma are dying from not getting any romance action, so I'm going to have to try harder next round to allow them to play at least as hard as they work. I got a little caught up in trying to get money into the household.

Not a blooper, but their kiss was so picture perfect and adorable! // Lol, Willow, you just can't let go of the past, can you? ]]

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