Rotation 10: The Fyres (Part 1)

Welcome back to the Spotlight BACC! I’m feeling more focused, so the commentary is back, at least for now.

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The household at the beginning of the week, left to right: Roger, Siobhan, Loretta, and Ricardo.

Fyres household guides: The Extended Family Guide and The Household Guide.


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Did I change their outerwear so that they would color coordinate? Absolutely. I 100% envision Siobhan as a character who would do coordinating mother-daughter looks. You know she’d be a social media mom.



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Do I have a billion pictures of Siobhan and Ricardo being adorable parents with adorable Loretta? You know I do!



You know what else I have? A zillion pictures of Siobhan and Ricardo being adorable parents with adorable Loretta at the same time, autonomously, which I’ve never seen before and which they were doing constantly.



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But don’t worry, I also have lots of adorable family photos featuring Roger!



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Their house may be pretty empty since they don’t have a lot of money, but luckily the outdoors provide a lot of opportunities for them to make their own fun.



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And they do have a little bookshelf, which Roger in particular took a lot of advantage of. It seemed like every time I turned around he was reading.



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That’s…. not quite the adorable family moment I was expecting. ;;;;



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I guess being in a new save means that they had to have a first kiss all over again. At least it’s cute. They actually started out the rotation with a much lower romantic relationship than I’d expected, but as you’ll see it was built up over time.



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… oh, Roger.



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Lancelot you’d better not even think about being jealous of your sister talking to people now.



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The family portraits all have incredible powers of attraction, but it makes me laugh that it seems to be the same few sims who look at them constantly–Jude, Natalie, and Sofia.



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… local organized crime member hands mayor huge briefcase full of cash, more news at 11???



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There, now this is the wholesome neighborhood moment I was expecting.



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Roger is such a good big brother, bless. ❤ He’s one of my favorites out of the gen 2 kids, honestly. He’s just cute.



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… well, most of the time.



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Ricardo and Siobhan weren’t even officially boyfriend and girlfriend, but this has been amended.



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This week’s Toddler gathering started out more like a horror movie than anything. o_O



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The Toddler gatherings have been strange lately now that the baby boom batch are all Children. I mean, I’m not complaining about the drastic decrease in Toddlers, it’s just very strange.



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There’s still enough of them for synchronized wrecking moments, though. ;;



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Roger brought Marcella home from school with him while the Toddler party was still going, so she got to have a very cute reunion with her little brother Ollie.



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I like the idea of these two being friends. I like all the gen 2 friendships, honestly.




So I confess, the first time I rolled the Random Occurrences wheel it demanded that Ricardo and Siobhan break up and I straight up refused. There’s enough drama in this save without that! So I rolled the Chance Cards wheel, since everything on there is a big ticket random event–and it gave me Alien Pregnancy.



So after quickly researching alien summoning cheats, off Ricardo went! I like to think he would totally have an alien baby to save his and Siobhan’s relationship. Also I’ve never actually had an alien baby in The Sims 4, so it’s great to tick one more thing off my accomplishments list.




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Kids playing in the snow is always adorable, even when they have scary awkward teeth.



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I just love Roger. ❤



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The autonomous parenting moments with Loretta continued.



They’d both rolled wants to get engaged at rapid speed, so I was really happy to fulfill them. ❤ I just feel like these two are a good match. Since Ricardo has the City Native aspiration and Siobhan is, well, Siobhan, I can just see them having a lot of shared interests in culture and travel and the arts and other such things. I’m really looking forward to styling their house accordingly as they accumulate money.



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Natalie invited Ricardo out to lunch, and I really like their friendship, so I decided to allow it.



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This is not entirely what I expected to be the result, but I don’t know why I’m surprised. The BACC crew constantly dares each other to streak these days.



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My favorite thing about restaurants is seeing who all shows up autonomously. The Seagraves family was, of course, no surprise. And I loved seeing Jaxson get in some time with his son Malcolm.



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The best development, though, was seeing Avery and Naomi getting along on their own! I have a definite head canon that Avery expects to take over the restaurant someday.




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Jaxson’s son Moses walked by, so I had Ricardo introduce himself to him. Moses is going to be an official BACC resident now that I’ve moved him and his daughter into the original household, so he needs to meet everyone else, too.




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Did I have to weed out roughly a million pictures of Ricardo just being handsome, as always? Yes, yes I did.



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So remember how I’ve been alluding to this household not having a lot of money? Yeah, even though Siobhan actually has a job (Public Relations track!) they just don’t have much money.

So of course they’re the ones who got Winterfest and New Year’s Eve on the rotation, even though they didn’t have enough money to even get a Winterfest tree.



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But they had a very cute start to Winterfest anyway!



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Ricardo also had his Adult birthday on Winterfest, so I had him make a winter cake for the occasion. The alien baby apparently doesn’t approve.



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Since Roger is really the only one with an extended family in the neighborhood, he was the one in charge of the Winterfest morning family gathering guest list. So he got to invite over all his half-siblings and cousins.



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And his Aunt Natalie, of course.



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Meanwhile, Siobhan and Loretta had some color-coordinating mother and daughter bonding time in the snow.



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…. Ricardo, can’t you think of a cuter way to turn this into a family trio moment?



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That’s better!



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That awkward moment when your best friend and your fiancee don’t seem to be getting along well.



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(Sofia had a very festive walkby moment later in the day, too.)



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Once the original batch of guests was gone, it was time for Ricardo to invite all his friends for a birthday party. The guest list this time around was quite varied.



And he had a cute little aging up moment! I actually do picture him being several years older than the rest of the adults (I tend to think of it as the original settlers moved in when they were in their early twenties, and Siobhan is their age while Sofia and Lancelot are a few years younger), so I like that he was the first to age up.



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This year Father Winter was greeted by a raging Diane and a selfie-taking Mekhi.



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Ricardo, Loretta, and baby alien aren’t really sure what to think of this holiday, either.




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Meanwhile, I’m not sure what to think of the fact that Father Winter decided that the best way to get Ricardo his Winterfest gift was to present it to Siobhan’s chest first???



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He didn’t give Loretta or Roger anything, even though I had both of them ask for presents a few times. Poor kiddos. ))))):



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I felt so bad that I actually bought them a small presents stack so that Roger and Loretta could get presents, too. At least they could afford that!



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… yeah, it was just a weird day all around.

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