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Sunday, 22 September 2013

The Williamson Family: Week 5

On the Monday morning of their 5th week, the Williamsons are all up long before daybreak.
Wilma is getting ready, too...
...while her Dad is making fresh orange juice for breakfast.
Both Klara and William have to work today, which means the Nanny will be there when Wilma comes home from school.
When the school bus pulls up in front of the house, Wilma does not get off on her own; one of her many half-sisters is with her: Perseida Powers.
Early in the evening, first William turns into an Elder...
...and then Klara. Both have been on PermaPlat for a long time, and I guess they will be around for many more Sim-years to come.
On Tuesday morning before school, Wilma is once again up very early and passes the time playing with her dolls house.
Instead of waiting for her parents to have breakfast with her, she makes herself a muffin and eats it on her own.
Upstairs, William and Klara have just gotten up. They are now, by the way, at two bolts in their relationship.
Klara likes putting the shrine in front of the house to the test, but most days, nothing happens when she tosses a coin.
The nanny's services won't be needed much longer, Klara thinks with a half-happy, half-nostalgic sigh.
Wednesday morning sees Wilma yet again busy at her toy oven, making her own breakfast.
I am not controlling William and Klara any longer, unless a specific situation requires me to intervene (you'll see what I mean later on). Both of them are quite good at taking care of themselves when it comes to personal hygiene and other basic needs.
Graham Grunt, yet another one of Wilma's half-siblings (son of Buck Grunt), comes home from school with her today.
Gavin Newson is there, too; watching Graham and Wilma having a pillow fight probably reminds him of his own childhood, so long ago.
At 6.00 pm on that Wednesday, Wilma grows up into a teenager. Were it not for her non-existing nose, she'd be really pretty. The lot decides for her to have the Knowledge Aspiration, and one day she wants to become Mad Scientist.
She hugs her little half-brother when he comes to say good-bye (they did that without me telling them to).
Of course, her room now calls for redecorating. It looks pink in that light, but actually, the walls and floor are now a soft purple, since this seems to be Wilma's new favourite colour. [I usually take the colours of the clothes a Sim wears upon age-transition into account when it comes to decorating their house or, in a child/teenager's case, their room.]
Now that she is old enough to use the shrine, Wilma wants to toss a coin like she has seen her parents do so many times.
Her first attempt is successful in that she is told that she will discover "a long lost secret", but that's all - no object in her inventory, or any other consequences.
Is Wilma disappointed with the shrine, or why does she smash her dolls house here? Well, the simple truth is that I could not remember what it looks like when a Sim smashes the dolls house, and therefore had Wilma do it - just to amuse me.
So that's what a smashed dolls house looks like. I can't remember when I last did that, or if I ever did it before in my game at all.
The spot where Wilma's dolls house stood does not remain empty for long: she wants a wombrat, and a wombrat she gets. The name of this one is Panda.
Getting up on Thursday morning, Wilma finds that it is snowing, and must have been doing so for some time.
There is quite a lot of snow out there, but thankfully, the roads are clear. Why does that matter so much to Wilma today? I'll show you in a minute.
Wilma may be a teenager now, but that does not mean her banister-sliding days are over! A funny graphics bug is responsible for her carrying the wombrat's food box to school :-)
Little Panda is already a firm favourite with the entire family. His cage was moved from Wilma's room to the hallway, since the girl could not sleep for the noise Panda makes at night when he uses his running wheel.
Here is the reason for Wilma wanting the roads to be clear: She wishes to enter Private School and has invited the headmaster for dinner. He arrives just as her Dad returns from work, a colleague (Bottom Summerdream) in tow.
As mentioned before, I control William's and Klara's actions only in specific situations. The Headmaster Scenario is one of them.
Well, yes, I like Wilma's room, too, but it isn't THAT great :-D
Funnily enough, Wilma herself never sits down with her parents and the Headmaster for dinner. Instead, Pauline Aspir (who was invited in when she walked past) and Sandy Fairchild (a townie who definitely was NOT invited!) take the two empty chairs at the table.
With 109 of the 90 required points, Wilma gets into Private School.
On Friday morning, Klara goes shopping for clothes. Spring will soon be here, and she has nothing else to wear than the pink twin set (which will be too warm then) and the long skirt (which is ugly anyway).
Wilma may have a brand new school uniform as a new student at New Maximiliania's Private School, but she still slides downstairs on the banister every morning!
After work, Klara dresses in one of the new outfits she brought from the shop in the morning. She looks VERY pleased with her looks!
William changes into something rather different, too, and chuckles to himself when he sees his reflection in the mirror.
Well, there is a reason for her parents dressing up in such a silly manner: They are hosting, once again, a combined Christmas/New Year party. Presents for all their friends have been prepared on the sideboard, along with a batch of freshly baked Christmas cookies. Sparklers are ready for the visitors, but Wilma can't wait to try one of them (I did not tell her to do that).
While the guests are arriving, Klara is serving the turkey she has just gotten out of the oven.
Her best friend Tara Goth (nee DeBateau) and her husband Alexander Goth are there, and the two ladies who have known each other and been close friends since their university days, raise their glasses: "To Friendship!" Tara exclaims.
I did expect the party guests (that's Stella Terrano-Pitts and Bottom Summerdream) to join their hosts in lighting some sparklers, but nobody did.
But almost everybody ran outside when Father Time appeared. I just didn't take a picture when they were all there, sorry. It was a great party, and the guests had plenty of fun, although they never lit the sparklers. Strangely enough, Santa did not appear in spite of the cookies.
Saturday morning means a lot of cleaning up after last night's party.
Also, not only the computer broke down last night, but both toilets clogged up, and the shower in one of the two bathrooms broke. Plenty to do for the repair man!
Spring is here now, and Wilma wears a new outfit - in purple, of course.
She does love to meet her half-siblings, I think! This one is Lance Landgraab.
On Sunday, the two orange trees in front of the house are in bloom. Patricia Cooke walks by and is greeted by Klara.
Shaun Singles (son of Nervous Subject-Singles and Erin Singles) and Jennifer Burb are invited in, too. Nothing else worth mentioning happens that day.

It will be a long time before we'll see this family again. Very soon, this round will end - I am already looking forward to starting the next one!


  1. Usually when my Sims get that message from the wishing well, I can send them to dig for treasure and the first thing they find will be a map to a hidden location. :)

    1. I didn't know that, thank you! Will try it next time a Sim gets that message.

  2. When I first played TS3 I used to decorate the Sims rooms according to their favourite colours. I like your idea of decorating according to their transition colours.

    I always like aliens in blues and purples, I think it suits their skintone nicely. Also I think Knowledge is a fitting aspiration for aliens too, :)

    A lovely finish with the parties and it'll be a new year for them (and maybe us too!) before we visit the Williamson's again.

    1. Oh, no doubt about that - it will certainly be well into 2014 before it will be the Williamsons' turn again!
      I like it when my Aliens wear pink with their green skin, or green. Or black. But of course the decision is not really mine, but theirs :-)

  3. Knowledge alien - yay! :)
    And another nice party - you're good at them!

    1. Thank you! And I just love playing them and see what the other Sims - not playable at that moment - are up to :-)


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