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Monday, 15 September 2014

The Riley-Cho Family: Update 15.09.2014

For the previous chapter at his household, you can click here

It is a Sunday in mid-winter when we return to the Rileys. Maybe you remember the somewhat unusual setup of this family; if not, let me briefly remind you of who lives here, and what their relations are:

Here is Etsu Riley, nee Cho. Her mother Vivian has long died. She was considerably older than her second husband, Timothy Riley. After Vivian's death, Timothy found out he had feelings for Etsu other than what he should have towards his adoptive daughter. I didn't really like it, but three bolts are three bolts - and they weren't blood-relatives, anyway - so I allowed Etsu and Timothy to act upon their strong attraction for each other and marry. Timothy died last round.

Sally Riley, Timothy's daughter and "big sis" to Etsu during their childhood and youth, is still here as well. After she reached her LTW last round, she was finally ready to settle down with her 3-bolt-man Hal Capp. Hal took the Riley surname when they got married. Originally, Hal had moved in as Etsu's boyfriend... they had a son together, Charlie Cho, but Hal and Sally were never able to deny how they felt about each other. It took everyone (including myself!) a while to get adusted to the love carousel at this household, but they are all fine now.
Etsu and Hal's son Charlie has just graduated Summa Cum Laude in Philosophy and moves back in with his family. Etsu is proud of his great results at uni, and hopes her son will reach his LTW of becoming City Planner soon.
In the afternoon, Clover Newson (one of Tybal Capp's plantchildren-turned-human who married into the Newson family) passes by this afternoon and is greeted by Sally.
Unlike other households, here I have them greet not only the playables, but also every townie that walks by. Charlie has the Silver Cosmetology Badge and I would very much like to see him with a Gold Badge - I don't think I've ever had that in my game before, and so I give him as many opportunities for practising as possible.

It's green hair for Clover Newson - Charlie thinks it suits him, and Clover is delighted with his new look, too :-)
But haven't we forgotten someone else who lives here? Not forgotten, no. Just waited for them to get up :-) This is Meike Riley, Sally and Hal's daughter.
Stephen Riley is Etsu and Timothy's child. So, through Sally (being Timothy's biological daughter and Stephen's much older half-sister), the children are related - just don't ask me what they are! Neither half-siblings nor cousins, that's for sure.
Meike likes to be in the limelight and entertains her mother and Charlie in the living room.
Stephen is a much quieter child and prefers having his mother read him a story.
Meike meets and greets Giselle Goth (one of Alexander Goth's half-Alien twins)...
...and Caroline Capp.
One of her wishes on Monday was to learn physiology. She is a bright child and learns quickly.
There are several toys dotted around the house. This brick is one of the most popular ones.
Coming home from school, Stephen happily presents his first A+ report.
The three elderly Sims in this household are all on PermaPlat and so I only control them to make sure passers-bys are greeted and the bills are paid. Perseida Powers and Castanea Landgraab (background) are on the guest list this Monday afternoon.
Charlie really liked the green hair on Clover Newson, and proceeds to do something similar for Castanea. She is another one of Tybalt's plantchildren and has unfortunately inherited his down-turned mouth. But when she smiles at her new look, she looks pretty!
On Tuesday morning, Charlie finds a job in the architectural career. He is now a Draftsman.
Before school, Steve and Meike play upstairs in their room.

Melody Tinker is greeted by Hal Capp like a long lost friend. I can't remember now whether they knew each other at uni or something.
Next on today's guest list is Pleasant Servo. and I find out that you can't give Servos a makeover with the cosmetology chair.
Zoe Zimmermann appears at the same time as the school bus. It is Meike's turn today to bring home her first A+ report.
Steve makes a snow angel on his own accord.
Early on Wednesday morning, I catch Etsu tucking her little boy in. I know it's just a computer game, but I find this and the fact that Sim-children hug their parents when they come home from work rather touching.
Charlie is promoted to Architect.
Hal's day as a Celebrity Chef didn't go so well. He took the wrong decision with a chance card and was demoted. Never mind - he remains on Permanent Platinum, and by the looks of him you wouldn't think anything went amiss today.
It is Thursday morning and the computer downstairs has broken down. Charlie successfully fixes it. He needs more mechanical skill anyway, so I have him do such jobs instead of calling the repair service.
Hal surprises me by taking care of the old newspapers that have been accumulating on the front porch.
Shaun Singles has been walking by, and before he is even greeted by anyone, he salvages the trash can (and finds something to eat... yuck!).
Meike has brought home Giselle Goth from school. Charlie can't believe the little girl is telling her class mate about the time when her parents got married, and the unusual setup of the family! Giselle clearly can't make head or tail of this story.
Hal is back to Celebrity Chef already.
On Friday morning, a convenient bug I have observed several times in my game means Meike maximizes her body skill within minutes by skipping rope.
In the afternoon, before they get down to their homework, Meike and Steven happily play with their firefighters' car. This will be the last time you get to see them as children.
Charlie has been promoted to Architectural Planner.
Within seconds of each other, Meike and Steve turn into teenagers. Meike ends up with the Popularity Aspiration and the LTW of becoming The Law, while Steve turns out to be a Fortune Sim who dreams of being a Space Pirate.
Here's another shot of our latest New Maximiliania's teens.
It is Saturday, and Steve makes use of his free time by playing The Sims 3.
Nothing much happens today. The only thing worth mentioning is Charlie giving Meike a new pair of specs.

How much longer until Charlie will finally have his Golden Badge for Cosmetology? It seems to be taking forever!
Is Etsu going to find another man to love? She has constantly been rolling wants for flirting and kissing, although about nobody in particular, and she does not know any single men her age.
Will Charlie soon be on Permanent Platinum, too, and what about his non-existent love life?
Are Steve and Meike going to go to college?


  1. A lovely update, I am sure those two teenagers will go to college. Is it worth Etsu finding a new man has got a long life left? And the gold make-over badge does take a long time.

    1. Her lifetime bar looks long enough - and I'd only let her get together with a man her age, so they could be there for each other during their "golden years" :-)
      I've never had the gold badge for cosmetology before and really want to see what is possible with it.

  2. Can you please do lot tours of the Ottomas family and Summerdream family?

    1. Can't promise when it will happen, but I can certainly do that :-)

  3. I find the hugging and tucking in rather touching too :)

    1. It is, isn't it! I do like to play families where there are several age groups together.

  4. My first sims blog -

    1. Thank you! I'll have a look right now with my morning coffee :-)




    1. It's the same one you've already posted yesterday as a comment to another post here.


    1. Hm? Is this about your Sims? Sorry, I don't get it.


    1. OK... so we have pictures of two Monty families in your game. What do you want to tell me with them? You know, it would be nice if you didn't just post a link to a facebook picture but actually say something :-) And what do they have to do with the Riley-Cho family?

  10. Alrighty my Monty family started out just the four of them but
    Patrizio dies many months later. Bianca has twins by Kent (Phoebe and
    Adrian) and when the kids are children she marries him making him a
    Monty as with the other ones Mercutio ages up and marries Miranda and
    has a daughter named Paris , Romeo ages up and marries Juliette

    1. That's nice to know, that in your game Romeo marries Juliette :-) In my game, the two of them don't get together; Juliette marries Aldric Davis. Bianca and Kent are together in my game, too.

  11. Their wedding video can be found here;

  12. Etsu and Sally look beautiful as elders

    1. Etsu is the first Sim I've actually liked that hairdo on, and for Sally I've always had a soft spot anyway :-)

  13. Meike is so pretty and do u want me to do a update on the Riley/Cho family?

    1. Sure, I am always interested in seeing what the Sims I know so well are up to in someone else's game!


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