The Beaumonts (A) - Round 14


Alexandre Beaumont, Adult Knowledge Sim, 3rd LTW Become Media Magnate

Cooper Bigfoot, Adult Bigfoot, 2nd LTW Become Media Magnate


Last round at the Beaumont house, we had both sad and happy news. The sad news was that Armand Beaumont, father of Alexandre, finally passed away. The happy news was three-fold: Armand got to fulfill one final wish by adopting a puppy named Mojo, Alex found himself happily abducted by aliens and impregnated, and Alex also managed to achieve his second LTW of maxing all 7 skills. Also, Alex might have started a new hobby as Rosebud's first serial killer, using his Natural Science career reward of the cowplant to dispatch some of Rosebud's elders who have been around way too long. Let's see how the preggers Alex and the bereaved best bigfoot friend and puppy of the deceased do this round.

We begin the round by discovering that, apparently, all the knowledge in the world can't prevent a kitchen fire when the cook has to run off in the middle of prep to pee because of a full pregnancy bladder.

The chaos apparently spurred Alex into labor, though whether he was birthing an alien child or a cell phone was unclear.

Happily, it was a healthy and bouncing baby boy, who was quickly named Jupiter after Alex's favorite planet in the solar system.

Alex could hardly believe the miracle both of male birth and of the minty green skin and black hair that clearly was inherited from Jupiter's alien father.

Cooper, ever the helpful hand around the house, was always eager to take care of Jupiter when Alex was at work or otherwise indisposed. Jupiter would certainly grow up with an interesting family story... something that would make a good auto-biography someday with the title My Two (or sort of actually three) Dads.

Oh gee, old townie, however did you manage to find your way into that pen with the large, unusual plant offering a piece of birthday cake?

Ahem...nothing to see here. Alex is just realizing that with a little one, he might need some more energy to raise a child who was rapidly approaching the active toddler years. And after all, why shouldn't he take advantage of the rewards coming from his hard work and careful study over the years?

Jupiter wasn't the only one growing, either. Mojo became an adult dog who looked surprisingly wolf-like in his coloration and coat. Cooper was instantly smitten with this domestic version of his former wildlife companions.

The feeling was clearly mutual. Mojo spent the majority of his time following Cooper around and sleeping on his bed.

Cooper had to admit that he was proud and delighted to become the new master of this puppy, who had been adopted by the man who rescued Cooper from the wilderness. He felt it was a tribute to Armand that he was now Mojo's "daddy."

Alex, ever the inquisitive knowledge sim, decided that one visit with aliens wasn't enough. He simply HAD to contact them again, regardless of the consequences. And if you'd asked him, he would have admitted that he wouldn't mind another adorable green baby in the household...

His venture was successful, and yet again, Alex visited with his neighbors from outer space and was unceremoniously dumped back on his front lawn when he'd worn out his welcome.

Though he wasn't showing any signs after his most recent encounter, Alex couldn't help but daydream and somehow know that a little brother or sister was growing in his belly for Jupiter.

Oh, hi Makoto. Would you like some cake?

Let's not get too out of hand, here, Alex. I mean, I know you're a super-motivated knowledge sim and all, but let's at least have some respect for your elders your victims the dead.

Cooper, the best bigfoot in the whole world, came home with a second lifetime want achieved. Now that he was a media magnate, what did he think he'd like to try his hand at next?

Obviously, becoming a game designer. After all, he had a little honorary nephew that he wanted to see well-entertained as a child.

Awwwww, Adelaide and Armand are sad. Why? Because their son is a serial killer? No. Because their bed disappeared? No. (I put it in the back yard when I converted their room to the nursery to avoid angry ghosts.) I honestly think they're just sad they aren't around to enjoy their grandchild.

Despite the surprisingly quiet first trimester, Alex did indeed find himself pregnant once again. But there were more important things at hand, namely, baby Jupiter's first birthday!

Little Jupiter grew up into a very handsome, active, kind young man who would inevitably be an enormous slob. Judging from Jupiter's hair color and his vague familiarity with his alien "friends," Alex suspected that he had been inseminated by the Pollination Technician the aliens called Schroedinger. If that was the case, Jupiter would grow up to be a very handsome young man.

Cooper, in addition to helping out with the raising of Jupiter, took his duties as Mojo's owner very seriously. Being a very skilled bigfoot, he decided that Mojo should be very skillful as well. He found Mojo to be very quick to learn new tricks and commands.

Mojo was turning out to be a very smart and good-natured dog, which was no doubt due a lot to Cooper's kind and nurturing love for the dog. Mojo even got along well with little Jupiter, which was surprising given how rough small children could be with pets without realizing it.

Once more that winter, a surprising event sparked the birth of a child. Alex was spending time training Jupiter when the ghost of his father appeared to him. They didn't speak, but Alex got the comforting feeling that both Armand and Adelaide were always around, watching him and loving him from beyond.

That night Armand got to witness the birth of his second grandchild, if he was still floating around in the ether.

A baby sister, called Saturn, was born to the household that night, and Alex was certain that everyone there, both alive and beyond, were delighted to see her.

[[Author's Notes: Whew, it took me so long to get through university, I thought I would never make it back to the first house in the 'hood again. I'm really excited to see how Jupiter and Saturn turn out, as they are the first children born of my newly installed multi pt hack by applesims. I was hoping that Alex would get impregnated by one of the PTs with a recessive hair, but it looks like Saturn's "mommy" is Schroedinger as well. Something exciting turned up while I was playing a later lot this round that involves Alex, though, so expect some interesting changes to this household come round 15! Only other thing to mention with this house is that I am finding it REALLY hard to let Cooper age. Maybe I'll let the cowplant keep him alive forever. :X

Little bit of a delayed reaction here, Cooper, given that not only has Alex met aliens, he's also already given birth to their spawn. That, or you're just really eager for the pitter-patter of more green little feet in the house. :) // I'm sorry, but when I see a toddler eating kibble, it cracks me up EVERY TIME. ]]

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University - Round 13 - Part 2: Urele Cham House


Marc Beaumont, Young Adult Popularity Sim, LTW Become The Law

Gina Vinci, Young Adult Knowledge Sim, LTW Become Space Pirate

Giovanni Vinci, Young Adult Fortune Sim, LTW Become Chief of Staff

Grace Vinci, Young Adult Fortune Sim, LTW Become Hall of Famer

Leah Vinci, Young Adult Family Sim, LTW Become Education Minister


Last round at the Urele Cham house, the Vincis took over the greek house... not only that, Leah and Grace took over the beds of the non-Vinci men in the house: Bastian Beaumont and his cousin Marc, and Homer Tanaka. Even Zadie got a little carried away with all the woohoo and had a little hot tub party with Bastian...and then in bed with Homer a little later. It was woohoolapalooza! Leah started to really fall for Bastian and he got a hardy slap to the face when she caught him flirting with Gina Vinci. Soon, they both realized that what they had was more than a college fling, and Homer and Zadie began to realize the same thing. Homer, Bastian, and Zadie all graduated summa cum laude and left the remaining five underclassmen to survive their final two years. Let's see how they do.

The first thing Marc Beaumont did as a new upperclassman was... TO BECOME A VAMPIRE?!?! No, he was just too dumb to come in out of the cold while stargazing at the telescope on the roof in his bathing suit.

Of course, the other members of the house weren't exactly making their brain cells happy either... life was pretty sweet in the greek house, and they had all the distractions they could crave.

Fortunately, it didn't seem to affect their studies too much. With the system they'd worked out (involving group paper-writing sessions in which they could trade ideas easily), they all managed to coast fairly painlessly through their courses.

Grace was just happy that ONE Beaumont boy remained at the Urele Cham house. Her sister was mooning over the recently-graduated Bastian, but as far as Grace was concerned, Marc wasn't half-bad himself.

Life was getting more exciting at Sim State, especially since a new "annex" had been built to their greek house. Urele Cham had gotten so popular with Rosebud teens that it required a second off-site housing unit just for additional members. They could have HELLA toga parties now, with another five members residing in the lot just behind the main house.

The kids continued to eat way too much pizza, despite the fact that they could catch and/or grow perfectly good food of their own. But what fun is blackened catfish when you can have greasy mozzarella cheese and spicy pepperoni on a thin crispy crust!?

When there were no parties or woohoo sessions impending, the siblings in the house tended to stick to one another, which left Marc a little bit the odd man out.

Of course, in the case of the twins, he could always count on tomboyish Leah to end up making her sister angry, which was good for him. Why?

Well, because he was great at comforting Grace after a spat with her sister.

Gina and Gio became even more close as their final two years at university came to a close. Neither of them really had any interest in romance (and neither had any good prospects, for that matter), so they usually ended up either studying or playing games together. Gio was good-natured enough that he didn't mind his sister's rabid love of anything involving gaming.

Though, if you'd asked him? He would admit that it did give him a private little giggle whenever he beat her at one of her precious video games.

They didn't always indulge in good, clean fun. When Gio set the kitchen stove on fire trying to flambé some bananas foster, Gina never let him hear the end of her teasing. "The best cook I know, and you poured flaming rum all over the stove! That was the smartest thing you've EVER done!" But they loved one another, and this much was obvious. It was their way of expressing it.

Leah found herself somewhat lost without Bastian there anymore. He had promised her he'd wait for her until she graduated, but the house seemed a little less fun without him around. She threw herself into other tasks, mastering her creativity and puttering around in the greenhouse out back. She wasn't MEANING to be productive, but somehow her distracting hobbies ended up making her quite a skilled young lady.

The time finally came when all five of the Urele Cham "elders" became seniors. This was truly their year. How did they spend it?

With hot tub woohoo...

...a shopping spree to purchase every single video game available for the greek house console...

...and, of course, a massive bubble-blowing session. It would be a good year.

With all that fun, the first semester passed in a whirlwind. Only one semester now separated the Rosebud teens from the rest of their lives.

Leah kept working in the garden, but now she felt less sad and more excited. Only a few more months until she could join Bastian in the "real world!"

Gio spent his time maxing the rest of his skills so he was prepared to earn beaucoup bucks the second he got a job back home.

Gina spent so many overnighters playing the new video games that the spindle spun out of control and shattered the video game console, forcing her to buy a replacement.

And because of (despite?) all this, the five Rosebud teens finally managed to graduate Sim State with full honors.






See you guys back in Rosebud!

[[Author's Notes: This house was pretty entertaining this round, though I'm running out of things for the different generations to contribute to the greek house! I finally realized that the perfect gift from Gina to this gen would be every single video game it is possible to purchase for the sim gaming unit, but I've got no idea what it will be next round. Yet again, at the UC house, couples have managed to assert themselves, though sadly, Gina and Gio NEVER found anyone they were interested in at Sim State. Guess they're just late bloomers...or maybe they won't bloom at all. We'll find out when they get back to the main 'hood, I suppose. Two bloopers for you for these kidlets!

Leah, you are TOTALLY ripping off your sister's love letter from Bastian. Don't think I don't see you. // Um, Marc...well, considering you don't own a toy dog, I'd have to say NO to that one! ]]

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