Welcome back to the Spotlight BACC! I’m going to try to post both of the final rotation 11 posts today, but we’ll see how it goes. I’m trying to weed through my CC before I play again, but I’m also desperate to play again since NINE kids will become Teens this rotation, so we’ll see…
The household at the beginning of the update, left to right: Roger, Ricardo, Trinity, Siobhan, and Loretta.
If you remember from the Toddler party pictures this rotation, you might be thinking, “But wait, Loretta started out as a Toddler, right?”
Unfortunately I reinstalled MC Command Center to update to the newest version and I forgot that it would reset my custom age ranges. So basically as soon as I loaded the lot, Loretta aged up.
She’s an adorable Child, though, so that’s something! (Yes, she did autonomously age up into the Felicity hair.) She got the Glutton trait and the ISTP personality type.
(While I’m sharing CAS pictures, here’s Siobhan’s Adult look! Better late than never, I hope.)
Who would have thought that of Siobhan’s two kids, one would be a Glutton and the other would be a Slob!
It’s a happy little family, though! (Well, Roger was sad this rotation, since he was in the Bear Phase but my game glitched and didn’t give him the option to wear his Bear costume.)
Happy or not, it wasn’t the easiest household to play. Since they’re so new, and since they started out in a big house (I can just see her as the kind of person who would want the nice house straight away rather than settling for a small house) I had to work on building up their bank balance and belongings as the week went on.
I couldn’t even afford a bed & bedroom setup in general for Loretta on her first night as a Child!
The next day Mabel invited Siobhan to the Flea Market. I wasn’t quite sure about sending her, since I don’t entirely see Siobhan as the Flea Market shopping type, but Ricardo has the City Native aspiration and I do think Siobhan would enjoy spending time in San Myshuno, so I sent both of them.
Turns out Emilia Fitzhugh decided to get a jump start on the whole building up the bank balance thing by operating a sale table!
And she got to, er, bond with our Mayor, too.
Adventures in trying new foods and making friends (?) in the city.
And Leia decided to provide the entertainment!
I had Siobhan buy that lamp for Loretta’s bedroom. This is how said bedroom looked by the end of the week.
(And this is Roger’s!) (Yes, I had way too much fun making it look messy.)
I just love love. ❤
Daisy appeared to be trying a different way to settle into Spotlight on this day!
She and Emilia appear to be in agreement when it comes to, of all things, the merits of helping Children with their homework in the vicinity of stinky leave piles.
Thanks to one of my many mods, fishing became the favorite household activity of the week, at least for Loretta and Siobhan. (Sadly the only picture I got of Siobhan fishing was too dark to share.)
Meanwhile, Loretta wasn’t the only one of Ricardo’s daughters who grew up this rotation.
Trinity became a Toddler, of course! She’s real cute. I’m not planning to ever have her use a human disguise, but I did take a look at it and it looks so much like Loretta.
Ricardo didn’t get a job until the end of the week, since he didn’t max Charisma until the end of the week and I make sims do that before they can work outside the home, so he and Trinity were able to spend lots of times together.
Spotlight is full of good dads, and Ricardo is definitely one of them. ❤
(This is actually the outfit Loretta grew up into! Normally I would have changed her right into something younger since I try to dress Children like 5-6-year-olds for the first rotation, but this ensemble was so cute and coordinated that I had to let her keep it.)
Me every time when it comes to any generation 2 member related to Brock when I see them interacting with another Child: “Awww, would those two make a good couple one day?”
Me EVERY TIME ISTG: /realizes that the Children in question are somehow related
(Brielle and Roger, for instance, are half-siblings since they’re both Brock’s children.)
Questions I spent the entire rotation wondering included: why has the downstairs bathroom become everyone’s favorite hangout spot??
Apparently this was a third-wheeling kind of Harvestfest.
I invited Roger’s half-siblings and cousins over for Harvestfest, and got a few shots of a bunch of the boys bonding.
Later on I had Ricardo invite over a bunch of sims he’d befriended and caught Yuki taking a selfie of herself being real adorable.
… wow, the fact that they use the same animations for flattery as they do for flirting is an even more incredible choice when the sims doing it have decided personal space is for other people.
TODDLER PARTY TIME. Trinity’s first Toddler party, bless.
Stella Morgan knows how to make an entrance.
Trinity didn’t seem to be thrilled seeing her human interacting with another Toddler.
As far as Rocky is concerned, Toddler parties are just opportunities for him to streak.
Ricardo decided to celebrate the successful Toddler party by going for a jog.
With his dinner.
The next day, a post-Harvestfest miracle happened: somehow Roger was able to change into his Bear costume!
It didn’t last, and not even having ice cream for breakfast (as dictated by this week’s Random Occurrences roll) cheered him up.
The rest of the family appreciated it more. In fact, Ricardo even made another carton of ice cream autonomously!
I sent Roger and Loretta to the park so that Roger could finish the first stage of the Rambunctious Scamp aspiration, and had them start a Kids’ Club meeting while they were at it.
The other kids, of course, decided to prioritize doing their homework.
As befitting his Genius status, Harrison has apparently realized that Loretta is one of the few sims this generation that he’s not related to and has decided to start building their relationship now.
I just love this little park. ❤
I also love seeing who all interacts with who.
… autonomous moments like these aren’t my favorite, though. ;;;;;;
Siobhan and Ricardo accepted Naomi’s invitation to the Romance Festival, only for all three of them to discover that they’d apparently missed a dress code memo.
They didn’t miss the beverage memo, though!
When reciting poetry to your husband inadvertently becomes a group event.
Poor Maci was apparently on her period and spent the festival being miserable.
(She actually showed up crying on their doorstep at the very end of the rotation–literally at midnight! It would have been an amazing writing opportunity if this were a narrative project.)
But it’s not a narrative project, so let’s just talk about how Leia’s arrival apparently cheered her up during the festival.
… cheered her up a little too much, honestly.
Is there any romantic interaction that didn’t inadvertently become a group activity??
Well, there’s a friendship interaction that didn’t, unless you count Demon Eyes back there watching way too intently.
And let’s end with Trinity helping me show y’all a few of the changes I was able to make to the house during the week. It’s still a work in progress, but now that Ricardo has a job (I have him on the Social Media career, too, since it’ll require him to travel to San Myshuno) and Siobhan has been promoted a few times they’ve been able to build up their money and furnish/decorate the house quite a bit. I’m pleased with how it’s coming along so far.