Lucille: Holy transparent limbs, Batman!
Chantrelle, in the next room: MAW-MAW YOU NEED TO STOP DOING THIS
So that happened. Luce relocates to the kitchen in the hopes that the stove will scare off the unsettling flame
ghost totally scientific hallucination.
Newly aged-up Cornell there seems to have the same idea.
Cornell: If I ignore the crazy lady in the sleeping bag, maybe she’ll go away. Just like Maw-Maw when the sun comes up.
Seriously so many issues in this family oh god
Lucille: Remember how I said if you got a girlfriend I’d cook her in a stew? You should really dump her before I go through with that.
Cal: Aww, Lucille, honey, I’m really touched that you feel so strongly about me, but Hailey and I are deeply committed to one another. I could never betray the sacred oath of monogamous dating by leaving her for another woman.
Lucille: Oh really, because I definitely saw her making out with my boss the other day.
Cal: lol i’m done with that cheating ho
Luce really did gossip with Cal about how Hailey and Kenji were kissing. I choose to interpret it as her transparent attempt to drive a wedge between them.
Transparent or no, it evidently worked, since Cal finally started responding to Luce’s advances again and even agreed to break up with Hailey to start going out with Luce. Not wanting to push my luck, rather than proposing I had her just ask him to move in.
Cal: Sure honey, so long as my entire family comes!
Luce: The voice in my head was counting on it!
And so the entire Riffin family moves in! They bring a measly $5,000 with them, but that’s still more money than Lucille has seen in her entire Sim-life, so we’re not ones to judge.
Oh my god we need to build a whole legacy house with only $6,000 in the bank what was I thinking
Luce: This is a disaster, the readers are going to hate it!
lol what readers
The ‘legacy house’ ends up built with an emphasis on simply being a thing that exists rather than any sort of prettiness.
There’s no wallpaper or windows, and every room is lit by that ugly “bare bulb” light, but we have beds, plumbing, and an easel for Chantrelle. Oh, and a table for Cal to write at, because did I forget to mention(yes, yes I did)-
Cal comes with a mastered writing skill!
God I love this family.
Speaking of this family, let’s have a round of introductions!
Calvin Riffin is a Good, Cowardly, Family-Oriented Natural Cook, with a Good Sense of Humor. His Lifetime Wish is to be Surrounded by Family by raising 5 children.(ugh. I hate Sims babies, but I kind of want to just roll with the LTWs spouses give me, unless it’s already been compleetd by someone else, so Surrounded by Spawn it is.)
His younger teen brother, Cornell Riffin, is an Excitable, Daredevil Virtuoso, who shares his big bro’s Family-Oriented trait. His Lifetime Wish is to be ejected from Earth’s atmosphere as an Astronaut, but he’s more likely to be ejected from this family when I need more room, as he’s not eligible to earn me any points and he has no skills to speak of.
The youngest Riffin and only girl, Chantrelle, is a Clumsy, Technophobic Bookworm, who…
Who’s having her birthday the night she moves in, apparently!
Chantrelle: Yay, I finally moved in with the crazy scientist lady and away from my crazy dead ghost mom, whoooooooo!
Chantrelle: Oh, please, enough with the cheering. None of you even knew it was my birthday until I started sparkling.
She was only earning a C in school, so I didn’t get the option to choose her trait, but she got assigned Good by the game. Again, a trait shared with the eldest Riffin child. Huh. I’ve never noticed any genetic trends with traits before, but I guess that may be an actual thing.
And, finally, Ditz Riffin, the family dog! I kept forgetting to post pics of her before, so here’s a quick spam:
So yeah, she’s been around, I just couldn’t find a way to bring her up. She’s a bit of a special case; she’s Hyper, Playful, and Loyal, but also Skittish and Clueless.
So, to recap: We now have one(1) slowly growing legacy garden, one(1) ugly-ass legacy house, one(1) legacy mate who has yet to be a legacy spouse, zero(0) buns in the oven, two(2) non-point eligible teens living in our house, and one(1) basketcase dog.
See you tomorrow!