Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hiatus for RL Studies :(

Hello to anyone who happens upon this blog,

I know I haven't posted since early summer, creating an indefinite hiatus (it was very difficult to do posts with school in the way); however, this time I am announcing a scheduled hiatus that will last until May or June 2013.

I'm really sorry if I've disappointed or disgruntled anyone, but my goal is to shelve Sims 2 and all my other video games (which are plentifully stuffing up my PC) so that I can focus on studies for real this year. Last year I ended up procrastinating on a lot of my projects because of gaming obsession and causing myself a lot of grief, so I'm forcing myself to give up video games for nearly a whole year. :(

Again, I really need to study hard this year and get top marks. After school ends next year (May or June of 2013), I'll try my best to start posting again during the summer.

To everyone who reads this post, thank you for reading my simming blog!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Bachelor Challenge V.1: Day 5: 3 Flirts, 4th Elimination, Group Hot Tub Date, 1-on-1 Romantic Kisses

Day 5: 3 Flirts, 4th Elimination, Group Hot Tub Date, 1-on-1 Romantic Kisses

Only 3 sim days left in the challenge! To get rid of the Hula Zombie and the nanny (dude, my lot glitched up :/), I'm going to move the whole household out, then back in. I'll then see if they can move out in-game. 

Sadly, I deleted all of their stuff in the process- oh well, un-bugging is hard. Right after move-in, Beau fell in love with Kaylynn- will there be any chance for the others?

<3 3 Flirts Before 12:00 PM <3 
  1. Calista = Hit On, accepted, Hold Hands, accepted, Caress, accepted
  2. Michelle = Goose, accepted, Caress, accepted, Hold Hands, accepted
  3. Lauren = Goose, accepted, Caress, accepted, Hold Hands, accepted
  4. Kaylynn = Sweet Talk, accepted, Suggestion, accepted, Goose, accepted
 Calista and Beau are now mutual crushes.
Michelle and Beau are best friends.
Just as Beau was finishing with Kaylynn, Michelle butted in and hugged Beau romantically. I thought Kaylynn would be jealous, but I guess not. Weird, huh?

I only opened up the buffet when almost everyone is hungry, and most everyone went to get food.
 Calista was left out of the conversation because she came last, leaving her on the sofa. I only placed 4 chairs and a round table, so better luck next time (sitting with the Bachelor is like playing musical chairs). 

***12:00 Elimination Time!***
  1. Kaylynn = 177
  2. Lauren = 160
  3. Michelle = 155 Beau has 2 chemistry bolts with her.
  4. Calista = 141
Calista is eliminated, which isn't surprising. Everyone is friends and mutual crush with Beau. Only Kaylynn has love with Beau, and only Calista wasn't Beau's best friend.
Bye-bye, Calista!   

Ugh, Calista still can't move out (darn these glitches!)... Townie time, then.
 She's still here, but when I save, back out, and then reload, Calista will be "Hasta La Vista".

 Everybody's doing their own thing- time to move onto the next event. 

<3 Group Hot Tub Date <3 ~15:00-18:00

No need  to record order of entry; all of the girls fit into the bachelor's tub. So far, so good. A few negatives here and there, but mostly positive conversation.

~~1-on-1 Romantic Kiss Dates~~

  1. Michelle = Accepted her first kiss!
  2. Kaylynn = Accepted
  3. Lauren = Accepted
Hm, Calista wanted to set Lauren up with a blind date, but of course that's not going to happen while she's still in the challenge.  
Kaylynn's already tried to get Beau to Woohoo in the hot tub 3 times. Seriously, Kaylynn, get a grip.

I'll tend to everybody's needs and then get them to bed.


This challenge will achieve its climax in the near future... it ends on Day 7.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Bachelor Challenge V.1: Day 4: 2 Flirts, 3rd Elimination, Group Hot-Tub Date, 1-on-1 Date

Sorry for the nearly month long wait on the my next update; I had a lot of RL stuff that totally got in the way (namely school stuff) of any and all sim conquests.
Luckily, I'm back, so my first task at hand is to eventually finish posting the last few rounds of the Bachelor Challenge; after that, I'll shift back to the TOT Challenge. The PABACC Challenge will have to wait, unfortunately, but priorities are priorities.

Day 4:  Flirts, 3rd Elimination, Group Hot-Tub Date, 1-on-1 Date

I'm manually waking them to tend to their needs. Kaylynn's crying because she's in a red mood. Lauren's decided to play fetch with the Wolf Pack Leader named Balin in stormy weather at 4:36 PM. Smooth.

Almost everyone's at the table eating by 6:20 PM.

<3 2 Flirts Before 12:00 PM <3

The game's stepping up with 2 flirts instead of  just 1! Who will conquer Beau's simmy heart?

1. Maura = Charm, accepted; Suggestion, denied
2. Lauren = Hold Hands, accepted; Sweet Talk, accepted
3. Kaylynn = Caress, accepted; Hold Hands, accepted, best friends now
4. Michelle = Suggestion, accepted; Caress, accepted
5. Calista = Sweet Talk, accepted; Hold Hands, accepted, Beau has a crush on Calista now

***12:00 Elimination Time!***
Beau's Relationships
  1. Kaylynn = 167 *Friends, Mutual Crushes, Best Friends
  2. Lauren = 147 * Friends, Mutual Crushes
  3. Michelle = 143 *Friends, Mutual Crushes
  4.  Calista = 103 *Friends, Beau has a Crush
  5. Maura = 80 *She's the only without a friendship. :(
 Maura, the only candidate without a friendship, has been eliminated! What a shame; she had pretty genes. :/ I'll turn her into a townie if she cannot move out.... (Nope, she wasn't able to move out- a townie she will become, then!)

Anyway, moving on. Michelle and Lauren are really getting close now (they're almost BFs').
Everyone took a nap before the next date.

<3 Group Hot Tub Date <3 ~19:30-22:30
Order of entry- Winners
  1. Lauren
  2. Kaylynn
  3. Calista
Hm, Michelle was too busy eating to even compete. That means she'll be all alone- not that that matters; Michelle spends a lot of her lonesome free time in the hot tub anyways.

The hot tub date was quiet until Beau somehow lost his crush for Calista by conversation alone (I wasn't paying attention -_-). Poor Calista!

~~1-on-1 Share Interests Date~~
  1. Calista = positive
  2. Lauren = positive
  3. Kaylynn = positive
  4. Michelle = positive
Just noticed- Maura's stuck around. O.-

Beau autonomously kissed Lauren romantically in the living room. Her first kiss. :) This was without ACR, too, so it's a pretty special occasion.

Maura's STILL here and is watching a movie with Beau. Oh, now Beau's flirtatious advances are accepted by Maura (he charmed her autonomously). I guess she wants what she can't get (what an idiotic sim she is *tsk*).

Every sim by 3:46 AM is asleep, so I'll turn in too (in RL, it wasn't anywhere near 3:46 AM XD).


Yay! Only 4 more candidates to choose from. Who will Beau end up with? Let's find out... in the next few updates.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Bachelor Challenge V.1: Day 3: 2nd Elimination, 1 Flirt, Group Hot Tub Date, 1-on-1 Chess Table Date

Welcome back to Pleasantview's Bachelor Challenge, starring Beau Broke, who is no longer broke, and his 6 potential vixens in their attempts to narrow down the love field to a single, final couple.

Day 3: 2nd Elimination, 1 Flirt, Group Hot Tub date, 1-on-1 Chess Table Date

<3 1 Flirt Before 12:00 PM <3
Everyone except for Beau was up at 7:40 AM, so I woke him up manually.

1. Calista = Charm, accepted
2. Ericka = Charm, accepted
3. Kaylynn = Goose, accepted
4. Lauren = Hold Hands, accepted, mutual crushes now
5. Maura = Suggestion, denied
6. Michelle = Hold Hands, accepted, mutual crushes now

Kaylynn's finally getting some competition here!

***12:00 Elimination Time!***
Beau's Relationships
  1. Kaylynn = 155 *Big surprise there (NOT). Friends and Mutual Crushes
  2. Lauren = 136 * Friends, Mutual Crushes
  3. Michelle = 131 *Friends, Mutual Crushes
  4.  Calista = 70
  5. Maura = 48
  6. Ericka = 42
In spite of my fervent wishes for the contrary, Ericka Jayapalan, the pretty, ginger NPC gardener, has been eliminated. The same glitch happened again so that I couldn't move her out, so I have no choice but to turn her into a townie. :(
She was one of the more quiet but beautiful sims, so that was disappointing. Maybe I'll reuse her in another round of the Bachelor Challenge (if I ever attempt it again, that is- though, I must admit that it's a pretty fun challenge).

<3 Hot Tub Date <3 ~15:20-18:20
Ugh, I forgot to make them start in the same spot (again).
Order of entry- Winners
  1. Kaylynn
  2. Maura
  3. Calista
Beau and Maura splashed each other, lowering their relationship. Kaylynn and Beau splashing on the other hand caused a huge boost. Same with losers Michelle and Lauren; they're already friends despite being competition, Lauren's a pretty depressed girl- she's in red mood and worries often.

~~Chess Date (1 hour each)~~
  1. Lauren = positive *She promptly went to bed.
  2. Maura = positive *She went to eat gelatin.
  3. Calista = a bit negative but  more positive *She went to bed.
  4. Michelle = positive *She grabbed some gelatin. Pattern, much? (bed, jello, bed, jello)
  5. Kaylynn = positive *She went to bed. Pattern has been confirmed. :)
This lasted until 12:05 AM; most were tired. 
Wait... Ericka's still around?? That's creepy... I'm not sure how to get rid of her (she's in her PJs in the girls' room).
Now she's eating my gelatin! >:(
I'm going to try exiting the household, then reloading it. Carmen's gone, so Ericka has to go too. Uh-oh; while I was fiddling with the Tombstone of L&D, I had spawned and added a Hula-Zombie as well as Kendal Lawson the baby-sitter to my house- they've disappeared from in-game, but the neighborhood screen still shows them (freaky glitches, huh?).
Oh good, Ericka's gone, at least. On to Day 4!

With Ericka's elimination, only 5 candidates are left for Beau. Who will survive the next elimination? Check back and see on Day #4... :) 

The Bachelor Challenge V.1: Day 2: 1st Elimination, Group Hot Tub Date, 1-on-1 Dates

I did say I would post the next day promptly, and thus I shall...

Day 2: 1st Elimination, Group Hot Tub Date, 1-on-1 Dates

5 girls woke at 6:00 AM, but Kaylynn and Calista are still snoozing. I woke Beau up on purpose so that the girls besides Kaylynn still have a chance. I'm going the rest of the challenge without ACR so it's more fair (I mean, seriously, Kaylynn POUNCED BEAU ON THE FIRST FREAKING DAY!!! @_o).

Right now, everyone's up and socializing except for Kaylynn, so the others have a chance (not much of one, though... she's a total cougar, even when she's snoring the morning away). Beau had just made friends with Lauren, his only other friend in the house beside Kaylynn (don't forget, Lauren was a supposedly very pretty, doe-eyed sim, so let's hope she can rival Kaylynn). 

Kaylynn's awake, finally. Surprisingly, all of the sims had managed to congregate into the living/ dining room.

***12:00 Elimination Time!***
Beau's Relationships
  1. Kaylynn = 145 *Friends and Mutual Crushes
  2. Michelle = 102 *Surprising, because they're not friends
  3. Lauren = 96 *Friends
  4. Calista = 54
  5. Maura = 43
  6. Ericka = 24
  7. Carmen = 21 *Not surprising- she's hideous (uglier than Sandy Bruty!!!), so I just had to give her a ninja mask.
Well, the choice is obvious... Carmen Patch, the ugliest sim in the challenge, was eliminated for her low relationship score with Beau. I'm going to move her out and probably turn her back into an NPC/ townie or kill her.

(Some time after the elimination...) For once, everybody is at the table eating. Hopefully that'll raise stats.

Hm, a weird glitch didn't let me move Carmen out, so I used Sim Blender to change her into a DownTownie.

<3 Hot-Tub Date <3 ~16:30-19:30

Everyone scrambled at the same time (in case you didn't read the rules, the girls are supposed to race to see who gets to hot-tub with the Bachelor- there are only 3 positions, so hot-tubbing obviously has very exclusive seating), but since they weren't in the same starting position, I suppose it wasn't fair (I'll do that next time).

Order of entry- Winners
  1.  Maura
  2. Michelle
  3. Lauren
The others had to go to the other tub. Their tub was full of splashing, with both relation boosts and fallacies. The winner tub was quieter and had mostly positive conversations.

~~1-on-1 Chat Date~~ 
  1. Michelle = + for both about BFFs and Missiles (?? Do I sense a violent relationship?)
  2. Lauren = + for both about stormy weather
  3. Kaylynn = + for Beau about daisies
  4. Calista = + for Beau about club membership, - for Calista about sumo wrestlers (?? Where do these sims come up with these random topics?)
  5. Maura = - for Beau about sight-reading charts
  6. Ericka = + for both about school, + for Ericka about kissing
(If you totally didn't understand that about the + and the -, those signs refer to relationship gains or losses between Beau and the chosen girl during their single, mandatory chat.)


With Day 2 over, we now have 1 elimination and only 6 girls left for the handsome bachelor named Beau Broke (who, as I have previously mentioned, is no longer Broke). Who will be the lucky gal? Will it be Kaylynn Langerak, who was Beau's first choice by ACR and still has the highest relations with him, Michelle Kerney, who has the second best relationship with him, Maura Simpson, who won the hot-tub date and has relatively attractive features, Calista Despret, who is desperate for some loving, Lauren Reeves, a stunningly Bambi-faced chick, or will it be the luckless Ericka Jayapalan, a beautiful sim who unfortunately has the lowest relationship score with Beau? Find out in the the next update with Day 3. :)  

The Bachelor Challenge V.1: Day 1: Meet 'n' Greet

Welcome back to my summarizing narrative of the Bachelor Challenge! This post and any subsequent posts will probably be nearly word for word in terms of what I had painstakingly recorded way back in 2010, so I apologize for sounding like a complete floozy/ knuckle-head/ knuckle-headed floozy.  The stuff in the parentheses are my own retrospective notes of shame for having written such a flippin' bubbleheaded monologue.

Well, let's begin.

Day 1: Meet and Greet

Everything's gone pretty well. I'm not recording the relations on this day. Beau <3-farted Kaylynn even though his turn-ons are brown hair and make-up. I gave everyone a make-over to improve their looks, but I forgot to give everyone make-up... Does that matter in terms of chemistry? Oh, well. I'll just do that for now.

Kaylynn and Beau already flirted via wolf-whistle because of ACR! :3 
She's going to be real competition for the other girls. Kaylynn's done another flirt (lol, I can't believe I wrote that down- I guess that just shows that I'm obsessed with detail), this time a charm, so the others had better step up!
The first day, and Kaylynn's made out with Beau already! :P
They're flirting, kissing, and playing... etc. ... wow;  they've become friends, and Beau has a crush on Kaylynn. They even nearly woohooed, but I x-ed that out- not until the last day! Since then, I've locked the door to the only room with a double bed. The women have to sleep in a small shack establishment outside (I know, totally cruel, but totally worth it...).

The girls seem to be getting along fine, but Beau's spending the most time with Kaylynn. Michelle spent the whole day hot-tubbing alone and her temperature is red-hot, so I have to cool her down. Maura Simpson was the first sim to go to sleep; I put Beau to sleep for a short while, but besides those two, no one else has slept.

(Some time later...) Lauren finally went to bed. 
AGH! I didn't watch Beau for a measly 3 minutes (but I suppose that's 3 sim hours, so you do the math on whether or not that was a long time), and now he and Kaylynn are making out in the hot tub. ACR is nice and all, but seriously?! Crazy glitches occurred, however, since Beau's a teen and smaller than an adult (i.e. instead of kissing Kaylynn's face, he ends up awkwardly groping the air in front of Kaylynn's neck with his mouth).

A bunch of other girls have gone to sleep now.

(Some more time later...) KAYLYNN AND BEAU WOOHOOED!!!!!!!!!!! (aw, man, this is really starting to get voyeuristic/ tabloid-worthy) It's only Day 1, for crying out loud! 
I'll keep ACR in for the rest of the challenge, but next time (if there is a next time) I'm going without ACR.

Every girl except for Kaylynn's in bed now, and Kaylynn's energy is in red- I'll turn her in now.


And so ends Day 1 of my 1st attempt of the Bachelor Challenge V1. I will promptly post Day 2.

For the official challenge rules, please click here:

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Bachelor Challenge V.1: Meet the Characters

Hey y'all! :3

Anyway, I'm putting off uploading the Ens' of Round 2 because I need to try to cut down the picture count (I started with 85 pictures, and now I only have 60-ish, but that's still way more than I had hoped for)... so I'm bringing you a different record of a different challenge. Like the Try to Survive Challenge, I completed this challenge a long time ago, so there aren't any pictures...

I began this challenge on August 1st, 2010, so it's pretty special since it's from a fragment of my simming past.  The Bachelor Challenge was probably the first challenge I've ever completed; too bad the game eventually glitched up for some reason.




Pleasantview: Bachelor Challenge V.1 08/01/2010

Welcome to the Bachelor Challenge! Set in Pleasantview, this challenge solely used pre-made characters and NPCS (but mostly NPCS).

Let me introduce the characters: 

  • The Bachelor: Beau Broke, Teen, Male, Family, Blond Hair, Blue Eyes, Gemini, Light Skin
    • Beau Broke grew up into a pretty handsome fellow. I had Inteenimator, so Beau was a legitimate candidate. Obviously, I was trying to pair him up with a suitable mate, so I thought, "What the hay! I may as well have some fun with a challenge at the same time." Thus, I began the Bachelor Challenge with Beau as the leading star.
  • I summoned the suitors using the boolprop Tombstone of L&D, and I started off with $277,000 for Beau (I know, he's no longer Broke, eh?). I used a pre-made house to limit the amount of setup the challenge needed. Since I used the Tombstone and I was randomly drawing suitors by their names, some faces surprised me... Let's go meet them!
  • The 7 Suitors (In order of their summoning):
    • 1. Kaylynn Langerak, Adult, Female, Family, Black Hair, Green Eyes, Aquarius, Medium-Light Skin
      • As many of you long time simmers might very well know, Kaylynn Langerak is a pretty but salacious NPC maid who is already romantically involved with Daniel Pleasant and Don Lothario in the beginning of Pleasantview's start-up. I guess we're just adding yet another man (or boy) to the brew.
    • 2. Carmen Patch, Adult, Female, Knowledge, Black Hair, Green Eyes, Pisces, Light Skin
      • Sorry to say, but Carmen was a terribly ugly NPC exterminator with a wide, flat nose and fat, flabby lips. Her only redeeming features were her pretty green eyes, but she was still so horrible to look at that I made her wear a ninja mask for the duration of the challenge. XD 
    • 3. Michelle Kerney, Teen, Female, Knowledge, Brown Hair, Green Eyes, Sagittarius, Dark Skin
      • Michelle was an okay-looking NPC cashier; her best features were her eyes and nose.
    • 4. Maura Simpson, Adult, Female, Family, Red Hair, Green Eyes, Cancer, Medium-Dark Skin
      • Maura Simpson (lol, the Simpsons!) was a pretty NPC firefighter; I liked her face overall, but her nose was kind of hooked in a peculiar manner.
    • 5. Calista Despret, Adult, Female, Family, Black Hair, Gray Eyes, Cancer, Light Skin
      • Calista was an ugly or odd-looking NPC gardener; unfortunately, her lips were way too wide, protruding, and fat for my liking. Notice that her last name sounds like Desperate... ;) 'Cuz she's Despret for a boyfriend, lol.
    • 6. Lauren Reeves, Adult, Female, Family, Black Hair, Brown Eyes, Cancer, Light Skin
      • Lauren was a stunning NPC pizza delivery person. Her beautiful features made her look positively doe-eyed.
    • 7. Ericka Jayapalan, Adult, Female, Romance, Red Hair, Brown Eyes, Taurus, Medium-Light Skin
      • A pretty NPC gardener, Ericka had a beautiful face. Not much else to say about her.
  With all of the players introduced, please tune in for the challenge results next time. Uncharacteristically, I'm actually going to make a second post instead of jumbling everything into one giant post. Until next time!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

TOT Neanderthal Round 2: The Dars (actual post)

Welcome back to Round 2 of the Dars in my TOT Challenge.

As you probably know, I'm using Yumedust's defaults in this post rather than SugarandCaffeine's. See the previous post if you haven't heard...

Mila Dar receives a pregnancy bump, most likely her 2nd or 3rd... 
In other words, a baby is coming!

As most family sims go, Mila desperately wants yet another baby in spite of the rambunctious twins she's already been cursed  blessed with. Her husband, on the other hand, fears having a baby for whatever reason he may have (but he's a family sim!).

Regardless, Tung manages to bond with his current offspring and becomes best friends with his younger son, Tiim...

as well as his older son, Tukk.

Don't you hate how dark those eyes look today? No? Because I do... ):

Tukk's eyes look stunning up close, though. Dark blue, like his daddy's.

 Tukk receives an education about the caveman-approved phonetic alphabet while Tiim...

... learns to walk- that is, badly- from his waddling, expectant mother (how ironic). Neither of them have succeeded thus far, but I felt that it was important to point out that their parents are, at the very least, trying to teach them something...

Exhausted and sunburned from trying to teach a toddler to waddle like his pregnant mother in the midst of a heat episode, Mila, only mere inches away from the protection of the tree's shade, passes out underneath the cruel rays of the sun.

After awakening from a short and horrible nap, Mila wanders indoors to mope about an accident she had while outside (I didn't include pictures of that because she ended up being cruelly mocked by a modern townie next to a modern trashcan that was next to a very modern road near a modern sidewalk... it just didn't feel right).

 Overwhelmed by the disappointing rigors of caveman life, the poor woman passes out yet again.

Groggily getting up again, Mila fails to notice her sons cutely huggling with one another.

Mila rests her head in a comfortable, sparkling plate of bass pillow and goes back to sleep.

This is probably the 4th or 5th time Mila's passed out this round... and it's only the 1st day. *Facepalm*

Beddy-bye time for the twins. The night passes uneventfully by...


The next day, Mila successfully gives birth. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the usual prenatal convulsions, so you'll just have to be content with this iconic snapshot of the Sims 2 pacifier.

Of course, Tung, being a typical male, completely misses his newest offspring's birth and continues snoozing the morning away.

As though he subconsciously realizes that the universe has been disturbed, Tung yawns and stretches widely from his comfy position before continuing his morning nap.

What a supportive husband and father you are, Tung.

Alone in their humble abode, Mila relieves herself because she feels frustrated that she had to go through the birth alone.
Notice the spoiled bass; she's had a tough time lately, so she's been neglecting the state of her sad little Neanderthal home.

In any case, let me introduce the newest additions to the Dar Name:

Meet Mekazi (brown hair, brown eyes, Skin 4). She's the 1st girl to be born under the Dar household.

Looks like the Dars had a 2nd set of twins! Tunto is Mekazi's twin brother; he has the same coloration as Mekazi and had brown hair, brown eyes, and Skin 4.

Tiim, Mekazi, and Tunto all have the same coloration; Tukk, who has black hair and blue eyes, is the oddball in the bunch so far.

Following the birth of her latest set of twins, Mila tries to quell her starving stomach by chowing down on some long expired bass.

Of course, she ends up using the plate as a comfy pillow. 
I can't believe she still wants to have 10 kids. This family is going to be such a nightmare.

In a weak attempt at dragging herself to bed, Mila ends up passing out a second later. Tukk doesn't seem too troubled, however.

Tung tries to manage his ever-growing brood of children. Will he succeed? Only time will tell.

Success! Little Tiim finally learns to walk, hopefully without that pregnant-woman-waddle.

Another success! Mila finally manages to drag herself to bed...

...Only to wake up with a fearsome sunburn.

Of course, Tung gets to snooze safely indoors all day. Her life sucks.

Aw, cute. Tiim and Tukk share a sunburned hug. Still cute, even with the lobster-red glow.


Life with the Dars has been  H-E-double-hockey-stick.

Look at that mess. It's horrifying. If there's 1 lesson the Sims franchise has taught me, it's to never have more than 1 kid... ever.

I guess I'll never ever become a grade school teacher, either.

Fire! Just what the Dars needed, another disaster on the wake.

 Tung jumps into the fray and tries desperately to smother the flames.

Mila, ever the handy sidekick, panics and does nothing at all to help her husband put out the fire.

A job well done, Mila... a job well done.


Later that night, Tung takes a break from the chaos inside the hovel and tries to relax outside.

Mila has a similar idea on hand, but she fails miserably and ends up contracting a major heatstroke.


 Refreshed the next day, Tung takes care of his gardening duties and tries to revive his much neglected plants.

Tung befriends his daughter Mekazi.
Daily life for the Dars continues as usual. Mommy's jabbering on the phone, Daddy's changing diapies, and little Tukk and Tiim are vying for attention.
Nothing too unusual.

Mila connects with Arok En over the phone and manages to become best friends with him. This might come in handy for any future betrothals between their offspring... ;)

Still on a responsible streak, Tung succeeds in teaching his eldest son Tukk to speak the language of Man.

Not wanting to be outdone by her husband, Mila quickly grows close to her new son, Tunto. I guess every parent has his or her favorite child- Tung befriended Mekazi 1st while Mila struck a bond with Mekazi's twin brother instead.

Yay! Tukk grows up well, breaking the mundane streak that's been suffocating this stupid round thus far. He probably wanted some attention, huh?

Don't you love his face? It's absolutely awkward.

Probably too exhilarated by this exciting turn of events, Mila, surrounded by expired bottles and a cranky baby, passes out once again.

Tiim grows up well, too. His face is slightly less contorted, but he grows into the similarly modern clothes. I guess I'll have to give them a positively prehistoric makeover...

 ... but 1st, a birthday meal! Celebrating with a slice of sparkly bass each, birthday boy Tukk and his mother somehow both catch an unfortunate sunburn... at night. How does that even make sense?! DX

Okay, now is the time for makeovers! Btw, the Dar kids are going to take after their mother and wear nose piercings as a family heirloom sort of thing...

Tukk looks pretty cute, considering that his cheeks are no longer puffy and distended.

 Trying to look tough, Tiim breaks out a pose and barely manages to show off a single muscle.

Personally, I like Tukk's makeover better, but that's just me. :P

In a completely unrelated event, Tung befriends his youngest child, Tunto.


The next morning, Tiim eats a delicious piece of largemouth bass in late celebration of his birthday since he missed out the other night.
I love how he's talking about soccer. It just makes no sense, considering the time period we're in...

Following his breakfast, Tiim wanders outside to flop on the ground like an insignificant weakling.

Too intent on fishing, Tung just ignores him. XD

Tung: Woohoo! I caught a fish! Go me, go me.

Finally taking notice of his wilting son after a few cheerful whoops later, Tung grudgingly graces Tiim with a bit of water.

What mercy he has, eh?
And now, this post shall eventually be continued... (again).


Okay, only about... 20 more photos to go! DX This'll take all night...

 Mekazi grows into Mila's doppleganger! Btw, Mila finally warms up to her daughter and befriends the cuddly little tot.

Tunto follows suit, but he looks more like a dark-skinned Lex Luthor. :3
 It's good that Mekazi grew up before Tunto, just like their birth order.

The sunburned twins are having a blast at Red Hands (quite a fitting game, considering their lobster red skin). They've been friends ever since they were tots, so it's really cool to see them interact once in a while.

Tung begins divulging the secrets of taxidermy to his beloved little Tunto.
 "First, you take slit the bear's throat. Then, slide out the stuffing and..."
Tunto looks largely amused by the whole affair.

Young Tukk enjoys a dance with his svelte mother.

It seems like a night for bonding, eh? The littlest twins huggle sweetly...

... while the eldest Dars share a quiet woohoo into the early morning hours. Will there be more toddling feet to come?

Continuing the amorous/ friendly streak, Mila and Tunto become best friends.

Unfortunately, Tukk decides that he's had enough and chooses to be alone.
"Yep, just me and my lovely pond..." Don't you just love how stoic he looks? :D

Beginning a bad luck streak, Tiim prompt faints from overexposure to the burning rays of the sun.

Look, a fire! How fitting. I like how Tiim woke up just in time to watch his house burn down and suffer similarly from the heat...

... Nah, disaster averted (for now). This is the 2nd fire this round. Wonder how many more will be in the future...?

In spite of all the bad that's happened this round, Tung and Tunto still find time to bond. Best friends!

Tiim has a similar idea and whirls happily with his daddy.

The best friend virus strikes again! This time, it pulls Mekazi and Father Tung together.

***Okay, starting from now, I'll only record instances of Best Friends+ because it takes too much effort and time to track mere friendships.***

Whoo! That was a LONG post... well, this is the last picture: Mila finally gets off of her lazy (post-pregnant) butt and does some very neglected chores, earning herself a bronze gardening badge.

Thanks for sticking it out (or just skipping to the end of this post; that's fine too)! I'll try to take fewer pictures if possible... I think I'm addicted to recording, though.

Until next time, ciao!! :)