Welcome back to the Spotlight BACC! Time to start both a new rotation and a new year for the BACC. Hard to believe we’re six sim years into this project. O:
I’ve actually played through almost this entire rotation, so I’m really behind. ;; I’m thinking about switching back to my 100 Baby Challenge and trying to finish it so that it will just be done, but I love the BACC so I haven’t decided for sure yet. Either way, I’m going to try really hard to catch up on the posts.
The household has undergone some pretty major changes, so the portrait looks real different this time around. Here’s everyone, in order: Scarlett (Jaxson’s granddaughter), Moses (Jaxson’s son), Leia, Rocky (Leia and Jaxson’s son, born between rotations), Jaxson, Lancelot (Leia’s brother), and Darien (Leia and Jaxson’s older son).
The house underwent some major changes, too. Since Moses is an artist, I converted the upstairs sitting area into an open art space for him, and he got Sofia’s former bedroom. I decorated it with lots of art, because my concept for the room was that he’s bought a lot of art from local artists.
Lancelot, meanwhile, got Darien’s former bedroom. Something about giving him a bunch of modern art just seemed right for him. And of course he’s got a bunch of family photos on the wall. (He actually has the portrait of himself and Maci in his inventory, but I didn’t put that on the wall!)
I converted the big upstairs bathroom into a small bedroom for Scarlett. Since she has the Creative trait, I thought she would have a lot of local art in her room, too.
Meanwhile, I moved Darien into the downstairs nursery and converted it into a bedroom for him and Rocky. (Yes, I did change the Toddler bed frame color later.) The bunk beds are such a lifesaver in this save, seriously.
I had to move the Voidcritter station into the activity room downstairs, so I took the opportunity to do some redecorating in there, too.
When all those house changes were done and it was finally time to play, I discovered that Scarlett decided to start her time as an active sim by grilling some food for everyone.
… I would say it ended just as I expected, but I wasn’t expecting Scarlett to immediately whip out a fire extinguisher all on her own–
Or Moses to autonomously run out and help her extinguish the fire!
Lancelot, meanwhile, is just pleased to be standing by the grill without getting struck by lightning this time.
Seven sims in the house, and only two of them are women. (Jaxson actually has two daughters, too, but I don’t want to make a zillion more sims active residents at once.)
I am glad that I moved Moses and Scarlett in, though. I think it’s been nice for everyone to have them as active residents.
For all his faults, at least Lancelot is good with kids. (Well, mostly–more on that later.)
I’m not sure what all the sparkles and magical lighting are about, but I do enjoy how it’s always around sims that fit it–Jaxson, for instance, is obviously v magical.
Like grandfather, like granddaughter.
That moment when all of Jaxson’s sons (other than baby Rocky) are together.
Since it was a Sunday, I decided to have them invite a bunch of family and friends over for a nice hangout session. It seemed like everyone had a good time.
Other than Avery, apparently.
Speaking of family shots, here’s a nice one of Mabel with two of her boys–looking fondly at Mekhi, no less!
If I ever need to find Jude and Natalie, I always know that the first place to look is the nearest family portrait.
Darien can be a tricky sim to get along with, but Scarlett manages it for the most part.
… it just wouldn’t be a neighborhood gathering without a random hookup.
That’s better, Naomi!
… two random hookups. (Yes, Mabel got pregnant. Yes, I terminated the pregnancy.)
Cute family Sunday moments. ❤
(Yes, Mabel got pregnant again. Yes, I deleted the pregnancy again. Yes, my game still, as always, needs to calm down.)
Please enjoy this deeply relatable Scarlett moment.
When I moved Moses and Scarlett in, Moses was actually older than Jaxson! It was too weird, so I decided to age Moses down to an Adult.
These two have such a cute father & daughter relationship.
Darien started his Monday with a breakfast chat with his parents.
Moses and Scarlett aren’t the only new residents–I moved in two of Marina’s sims, Daisy and Emilia Fitzhugh! So I sent a bunch of the BACC residents over to meet them. Poor Daisy got an immediate glimpse of what a wreck this save is.
But they established a nice little group convo soon enough.
It was fun watching who all everyone interacted with, and has kept being fun as the rotation has gone by.
These two are still one of my favorite parent & child duos in the whole save.
That’s parenting for you–you turn your back for two seconds and your kid catapults themselves into their next age stage.
Rocky reminds me a lot of Darien at that age, just with notably less hair. He randomized the Wild trait.
Darien is another sim who constantly looks at family portraits. He’s the only one of the kids (so far) I see doing it, for that matter.
So remember how I was saying that Lancelot’s good with most kids?
Yeahhhhh there’s an exception.
This glitch is the single greatest gift The Sims 4 has ever given me.
I added Emilia and Daisy to the Town Council club, so they were on hand for that week’s obligatory meeting.
This meeting also included the most random choice I have ever made in this save: letting this Charles and Leia hook up happen.
Natalie PLEASE, nobody should be co-signing this!!
Leia just went off the rails in general that day. Spring fever is extra dangerous in this save.
Daisy and Moses, on the other hand, is definitely an autonomous hookup that I cosign! I’m hoping they’ll roll wants for a committed relationship, both because I think they suit each other and because it would be a very tidy way to shuffle households around.
I was cracking up at how everyone kneeling to join the group chat made it look like they were settling in to worship Charles.
Oh, Jaxson, you have no idea.
LMAO poor traumatized Rocky is watching Leia glitch out like “am I gonna get yeeted again???”
… yeah, I have no idea why I let this pregnancy progress, but for whatever reason past me decided to go ahead with it???