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Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Summerdream Family: Week 6

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The Summerdreams live in one of the houses I like most, because they are good to play in, and I did invest a bit more time and energy into decorating and furnishing this one than some others in New Maximiliania. As you know, all buildings you see in this neighbourhood are Maxis-made.
Who lives here at the moment?
Oberon, who is 63 and on Permanent Platinum ever since he became Education Minister at the age of 55...
...his wife Titania, who is 62 and also on Permanent Platinum (she reached that stage only at the end of the last round, when she made her 20th best friend)...
...and their daughter Bottom with her live-in-love Björn Beaker, one of Loki Beaker's half-Alien sons.
Bottom's lfetime want changed inexplicably; instead of becoming The Law, she now dreams of reaching her Golden Anniversary, and talks her new plans through with Björn. Björn is well on the way of becoming a Space Pirate and thus reaching his own LTW.
Bottom's older brother Puck does not live here; he moved in with Angela Pleasant "years" ago.
Oh, and there is Cyan, the family dog, whose favourite pastime still is to look out of one of the bay windows.
Something else apart from her LTW has changed about Bottom: She only has 4 slots for wishes now, just like her parents - as if she'd never been to university. Strange, that!
On this beautiful summer morning on Monday, she greets Florence Delarosa shortly after she has quit her job (not needing it anymore for her LTW, and never for the money anyway).
Later, Björn greets Monica Bratford.
It's been happening time and time again, and this week looks like it will continue just the same: the hydrobot breaks.
Bottom is quick to repair it.
Very early on Tuesday morning, Titania (who, along with Oberon, is treated like an NPC by me most of the time) makes pork chops. Not the healthiest of breakfasts, but there you go.
Bottom is taking care of the special plant.
Tuesday afternoon, nearly unnoticed by me, Cyan the dog dies at 32. He had a long and happy life with the Summerdreams as their much-loved family dog.
Upstairs, in what used to be Puck's room, Björn is doing Yoga.
Oberon and Titania meet in the living room downstairs.
They are as much in love with each other as ever.
On Wednesday, Bottom greets Nervous Singles.
She enjoys nature and is out hunting for bugs a lot of the time. The tent was her wish, too.
Once again, Titania makes pork chops, but this time for dinner.
Thursday morning before sunrise, the hydrobot breaks yet again.
beron and Björn clean up the kitchen - both on their own accord. Björn is very neat and can often be seen cleaning, taking the trash out, making beds and so on.
What a catch!
Titania greets Nathan Gavigan.
Castanea Landgraab pays a visit.
Still on Thursday, Björn returns from work with a promotion to Space Pirate - he has now reached his LTW, 11 days from elderhood. Funnily enough, he now has the same LTW as Bottom, to reach his Golden Anniversary. Usually I don't take notice of my Sims' second LTW once they have reached their first, but this fits nicely, doesn't it!
Early on Friday morning, Bottom congratulates her father on having finally married her mother last round.
When the sun is up, she harvests the lemon tree.
Later, she attempts to tune the grand piano and is successful only after a little accident.
It is Saturday morning, and Björn decides his and Bottom's en-suite bathroom needs a good scrubbing.
Downstairs, preparations for his and Bottom's wedding have been made.
Poor Bottom! Not many of her wishes have come true this week. I don't think I've seen this ever before in my game!
But after I manage to end her silly begging activity, the wedding guests, a mix of friends and family, start to arrive. Here are from left to right Cedric Cooke, Shaun Singles and Justin Kim. Angela Pleasant is approaching in the background.
Titania samples the drinks from the bar that has specifically put on the back porch for the wedding.
A toast by Delilah O'Feefe starts off the party.
Björn and Bottom under the wedding arch.
Björn's sister Beta Beaker (front row) and brother Barry Beaker (back row, the blond man) are there, too, as are his parents (just not in this picture).
Sharla Ottomas enthuses over the flowers while eating her piece of wedding cake.
There is not enough room for everybody at the table in the dining room...
...but there are some more chairs in the kitchen.
Another toast: Here's to the bride, exclaims Justin. (Remind me not to use the toasting set again!)
I quite liked it when I saw Bottom and Björn stealing a private moment in the downstairs toilet for a kiss :-)
Shortly after the end of the party, Björn dons his Space Pirate outfit for the first time and heads off to work. He can't wait to tell his colleagues that he is now Mr. Summerdream!
Sunday morning starts with Björn harvesting the special plant upstairs. There is another one on the back porch, which is harvested by Bottom.
Speaking of Bottom, she is out gardening for a good part of the morning.
The first leaves have begun to cover the ground under the large trees near the pond.
Bottom wanted to make a meal, but then forgot about the bass and squash in the oven.
Good job there is a fire alarm installed! Nobody was nearby, and so no harm was done. The week ends without any further events worth mentioning.
By the way, before Bottom and Björn got married, she wished to marry a rich Sim. At a household fortune of over 200.000 Simoleons, I certainly would have thought Björn qualifies as rich, but her wish was not fulfilled by the wedding. Never mind - she had to get married anyway if she wanted to see her new LTW come true. Now let's hope it does not change yet again when I come back to play this household again in the next round!


  1. i think they have to move out of the lot to marry a rich sim, you can't marry the sim that is already on the lot. I have seen quite few times in blogs and in my game. Say u wanted to marry mortimer goth you have to go his lot and get married there. Lovely read though.

    1. Thanks for the explanation! I've not had that many "marry a rich Sim" wishes in my game yet, and was a bit confused as to why it did not count as fulfilled. Now I know!

  2. To marry a rich sim, the 'rich sim' has to not be a resident of the house you are playing. So you marry them in, if you like. :)
    I think there is an unfixed bug where it doesn't fulfil if you marry Mr Big or The Diva though, which is a shame as they are both very rich.

    Great to see Bjorn and Bottom get married though, looks like a fun wedding. Poor Bottom hitting aspiration failure- I've seen that a lot through various challenges I've played but it's always amusing. :D
    Good that they both now have the same LTW, let's hope it doesn't change again next round. :)

    1. Yes, peachy has explained that in her comment, too. I didn't know, but next time this comes up in my game, I won't make the same mistake :-)


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