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Monday, 5 March 2018

Lilo Landgraab - Week 1

We are spending one more week at the same apartment building. You already guessed it - after Lance Landgraab, his twin sister Lilo is next.

Here she is. Lilo is a Fortune Sim and wants to become World Class Ballet Dancer. I wonder how useful her Summa Cum Laude in Biology will be for that.

In the week we spent with her brother, we saw Lilo being very much attracted by Prezioso Picaso. I could not remember whether the two of them had been an item at uni, but checking Lilo's relationship panel now, I found that they are a three-bolt couple and were indeed a couple.
On this Monday morning, Lilo asks Prezioso to move in - she is very... erm... persuasive, and Prezioso joins her at the apartment, adding 455 Simoloens to the household account.

Strangely enough, Prezioso turns out to be unemployed, even though I had him down as Broadway Star when I last played him. Never mind, he'll soon get back into the Entertainment career, I am sure of that. He wants to become Prestidigitator, after all.
Here the two of them are about to celebrate their moving in together :-)

Their first meal at the new apartment consists of lunch meat sandwiches.

Then Stephen Riley, another friend from uni, rings and asks them for an outing.

A whole bunch of people meets at 303 Main Street.

Lilo wanted to buy new clothes anyway, so the outing is a welcome opportunity.

On Tuesday morning, the couple share yesterday's leftover sandwiches for breakfast.

Prezioso does indeed find a job in the Entertainment career and can start as Master of Ceremonies. Lilo was also lucky and will start in the Dance career as a Tap Dancer.

She needs to brush up her skills and takes advantage of the time before she will start on her new job.

On Wednesday morning, both Lilo and Prezioso practise ballet moves.

Prezioso wants to be fitter than he is now, and spends several hours at the gym that is part of the apartment building.

In the evening, the couple travel to St. Simius. Can you guess why?

They are getting married, that's why! (The wish was there on Prezioso's wish list, and it would have been part of fulfilling his father's lifetime want - if he were still alive.)
I am glad that groom and bride wear matching outfits and not something totally inappropriate; I hardly ever check my Sims' formal wear before sending them to the wedding arch.

A handful of friends and townies attend the ceremony.

Not as many as I wanted - somehow, the group I set up for the wedding never made it to the venue.

Still, the wedding is a fun event, complete with cake...

...more cake...

...and a romantic wedding waltz for the new Mr. and Mrs. Landgraab.

On Thursday morning, Prezioso's other big wish comes true when he gains a new level of fitness.

Lilo meets and greets Tina Cho (nee Traveller).

That night, she returns from her Tap Dancing job as a Ballroom Dancer.

Prezioso follows suit with a promotion to Headliner.

Friday morning sees him back at the gym, this time maximizing his body skill.

Lilo, here still in her unpractical ballroom dancer outfit, is promoted to Flamenco Master.

Now Prezioso needs more charisma points, and he practises in front of the mirror all Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, a fight breaks out between the Landlord and one of the townie tenants - I wonder what it is about!

The tenant wins!

Ex-Flamenco Master Lilo returns that night from work as World Class Ballet Dancer - she has made her lifetime want come true 23 days before Elderhood. Well done!

Of course Prezioso could not stay far behind and returns two hours later from work, now also on Permanent Platinum as New Maximiliania's latest Prestidigitator - 16 days from Elderhood.

Sunday is totally uneventful with the couple having a lie-in and a quiet morning with phonecalls to friends and family before heading off to work in the afternoon.
Let me end this week with the Landlord cleaning up yesterday's pizza cardboard box.

Will the young couple move to the Landgraab Mansion at some stage, maybe with Lance and Gesine joining them there? How exciting can their lives be now that they are on Permanent Platinum?

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Lance Landgraab - Week 1

Click here for Lance's final year at uni. 

If I remember correctly, I have never played in this Maxis-made apartment building before. But now I am going to spend at least one full Sim-week here. Why at least one?
Because not only has Lance Landgraab, half-Alien son of the late Malcolm Landgraab, just signed a contract to rent one of the apartments here.
His twin sister Lilo Landgraab also has moved here after their graduation from university, but not into the same apartment with her brother.
Lance wants to become Celebrity Chef. I wonder how finishing uni with Summa Cum Laude in Psychology is going to help with that, but he is lucky when he finds a job as a Waiter right away, on his very first day back in New Max.
At the end of his shift, friend Helena Stacks rings and asks him to meet her and a group of friends downtown. Lance agrees, since he wants to buy some new clothes anyway.
There are many Sims in Helena's group.
Lance is not particularly close with any of them, and so he mainly focuses on finding outfits for the upcoming colder seasons, makes his purchase and politely says good-bye to Helena before heading home. His feet hurt anyway, after having hurried back and forth waiting tables all day.
While he waits for his taxi, he discovers a Breakdancer at the back of the building and asks him to teach him some cool moves. So much for being tired from waiting tables!
It is Tuesday morning, and Lance makes himself pancakes for breakfast.
Lilo comes visiting later.
And then Lance invites his girlfriend from uni over, Gesine Gavigan.
Christian Love happened to walk by and was invited, as well as Sharla Ottomas.
It is already the early hours of Wednesday morning when the guests finally leave and Gesine and Lance retreat to the bedroom.
Wednesday goes by without any events worth mentioning. On Thursday morning, Lance plays SSX before going to work.
He does not neglect his friendships, either.
Today sees him coming back home with a promotion to Prep Cook.
This calls for a party, and Lance invites some of his half-siblings and friends from uni.
Of course, Gesine is top of the guest list.
When Prezioso Picaso walks by, he is also asked to join the group. Lilo seems to be particularly happy about that, and I catch her minutes later giving the new arrival a backrub. Was there anything going on between them at uni? If yes, I'll have to read up, as I can not remember.
Lance starts Friday morning with a hurried bowl of cerals before the car pool arrives.
He is rewarded for his diligence with a promotion to Sous Chef.
Now he needs some more skills. A telescope and easel are purchased, and Lance spends the evening stargazing on his balcony.
Saturday begins chilly enough for him to light the fire for his first painting session.
Again, his diligence pays off when he returns from work that night as Executive Chef.
More stargazing is in order if he wants to advance further in his career.
On Sunday, Lilo and Lance meet for an after work drink in the courtyard.
Lance has been out in the yard for another reason, too: He has asked Gesine over again and is waiting impatiently for her. Why? Because he finally has mustered up the courage to ask her to move in with him - and she happily accepts!

Gesine wants to become Space Pirate, and before she even takes her coat off, she looks for a job - unsuccessfully.

Never mind, it will come eventually, I am sure. For now, she is just happy to be with her man. Her man? The guy in her thought bubble does not look like Lance, does he!

But it is our Lance, who has just changed his hair colour and style to better match Gesine's turn-ons (still "only" two bolts, though).

When will Gesine find a job? Are these two going to get married soon? How long before Lance's lifetime want comes true? What has Lilo been up to all week?