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So... I haven't actually played the Sims at all in almost a month. I know, right?!? But I've got other, more productive things taking up my time lately - or they're more productive in my mind, at least - and haven't felt much of an urge to sit down and play for hours. But I still have quite a few pictures sitting around that I haven't posted yet and I just realized that I also have commentary for this next batch of them that's been sitting around for awhile too so I might as well post it, right? Though I think this legacy is going to stretch on for a million years considering the rate I'm getting through it at. It's been going since May and I haven't even gotten to generation four yet, God. Anyway, I should probably refresh the memories' of the invisible thousands of people who actually read this blog on what happened in the last couple installments. So, here we go...

Last time: Brendan and Bree, the youngest members of generation three, grew up into adorable children, so adorable that they began to edge their older sister out in the heir race. Speaking of that older sister, Bianca was put to work making over the fashion-challenged population of Riverblossom Hills but instead spent most of her time admiring her own good looks instead. But she's awesome so, whatevs, she can be as full of herself as she wants. Meanwhile, in college, eldest child, Bradley, turned out to be a total bore and also somewhat creepy. His hobbies include playing in piles of leaves, bonding with the creepy elderly drama professor over his dormmates' weak bladders, and only having chemistry with his ex-aunt, Dollie, chemistry which led him to sneaking his first kiss out of her while I wasn't monitoring his every action. Argh. Also, his cousin, Ben, continued to seduce the hottest males on campus while simultaneously engaging in a heated feud with a dormie for no apparent reason and being stalked by his well-intentioned but rather creepy boyfriend, Abel. And then there was Ben's twin brother, Beckett, who was just as boring as Bradley but, thankfully, not nearly as creepy. And I think that covers everyone! Well, everyone who matters anyway.



I fear for this poor dormie's life. He's been passed out on the concrete outside for, seriously, about two days straight and it's the middle of winter. I think we might have our first dormie death of the legacy on our hands here if he doesn't wake up soon.



Meanwhile, Ben couldn't care less about that guy since he's not one of his growing number of lovers. And neither could Abel because the only person he's got eyes for is Ben. Seriously, he follows him everywhere. EVERY FUCKING WHERE. And he never changes out of those damn swim trunks because he doesn't seem to understand the concept of showering at all.



Ben: Oh... hey... you again. Wanna start a new game with me?
Abel: No thanks. I'd just rather sit here and watch you. And your chest. And your very sculpted abs. *drools all over the place*



Okay, honestly, dude, this is getting out of hand! When you're sitting in your boyfriend's dorm room watching him sleep and talking to yourself, I think it might be time to seek help, buddy.



I think Abel's inability to leave him alone is starting to get to Ben. So he's decided to take it out on the poor, innocent school mascot.
Ben: LISTEN UP, ASSHOLE, YOUR CHEERS FUCKING SUCK, OKAY, SO JUST GET THE HELL OUT AND NEVER COME BACK, YA HEAR?!?
Dormie Girl: Ooh, drama! I hope there's another fight soon! :D



In an attempt to take his mind off the little stalking issues going on at home, I sent Ben out on a date with this elf-eared townie you might remember as the random guy who was disgusted by Ben's third boyfriend, Hyde, in the last update. But, of course, as soon as they got out of the taxi and started romancing each other, guess who decided to waltz on by?!? WHY, ABEL, OF COURSE! WHO ELSE???



Naturally, Abel promptly started trying to sabotage the date by stealing all of Ben's attention for himself. Elf Guy here (who is actually named Tony) doesn't look too pleased with this unexpected turn of events. This date was supposed to be all about him after all.



So then he decided to play along by stealing Ben back. (By the way, this switching back and forth between them went on for quite awhile before I finally got tired of it.)
Tony: Oh yeah, he totally likes me better than he likes you right now.
Abel: Whatever. I ain't even mad.



Yeah, well, for someone who isn't mad, he sure doesn't know how to give a guy some room to breathe. Tony and Ben managed to sit down to dinner together but it wasn't without its distractions, which came in the form of Abel standing over them the entire meal, swooning every time he caught another glimpse of Ben's hotness.



Then I noticed that this random townie also apparently had the hots for Ben; he kept swooning over him from behind a partition, which was even creepier. After dinner, he kept trying to come up and "casually" introduce himself to Ben but Ben was a little pre-occupied already with both his date and his original stalker. He really doesn't need another one right now, man!



Ben: Am I the only one finding this situation way fucking creepy right now?
Tony: No. No, you are most definitely not.
Abel & Townie Stalker: *bond over mutual desire to see Ben in a hard hat and absolutely nothing else*

Well, alright, moving onto things that are slightly less awkward than that date...



Whoa. Okay, I lied. This is really no less awkward at all. In fact, I... don't even have words for the awkwardness of this picture right now. I think it's best we just leave it alone.



OH NOES! Dormie guy has sadly yet predictably succumbed to the subzero temperatures outside! May he rest in peace, the poor soul.



Simultaneously, this other dormie who has been passed out inside for about the same length of time up and croaks as well. I think in her case it was less freezing to death, more starving. As you can see, the Alpha boys have very different ways of dealing with death. Beckett is devastated despite barely knowing this girl. Bradley really has no idea what to do at all. And Ben cares more about maintaining his svelte physique than the fact that the Grim Reaper is taking a soul only a few feet away from him.



In less death-related news, Bianca has moved into the dorm with the boys! Huzzah! The queen has finally arrived! By the way, I totally didn't take note of her hardcore want to reach the top of the law enforcement career track until now. That's right, this bitch is one tough cookie! She's going to be taking down bad guys left and right before you even know it.



But first she has to conquer the male half of the student body. By standing around in her undies with a foot of snow on the ground. How lovely.
Random College Dude: Holy crap, I must be seeing things because it seems like this half-naked girl is totally swooning over me right now. Okay, stay calm. Stay calm, damn it! Play it cool!



Take note, romancers of the future: flirting with someone in nothing but your undies? Totally works.



Later, Bianca headed out a bit more clothed to hit the club circuit and hopefully find her dream man in the process. But first she had to test her luck on the electro-dance-sphere or whatever the fuck it's called. And then I took a few too many pictures of it because a. I found her faces amusing, b. I don't have nearly enough pictures of Sims in this torture device, er, entertaining contraption and c. home girl was TOTALLY ROCKING IT OUT!









Seriously, girlfriend is on fire! Every time I've had a Sim use one of these things they've fallen on their head in five minutes but Bianca was inside for hours and showed no signs of stopping at all. I even put her on the moderate difficulty level after awhile and she was still totally awesome! The girl's perfect, I swear.



Bianca: That's right! Who's awesome now? I AM!... Oh god, I think I have to go throw up now.



Eventually, she did find this guy she was interested in who I didn't realize until later is actually the reincarnated version of Henry, aka firstborn of generation ten of the Newburys. In this life, his name is actually Kent.



And at first I wasn't going to hook them up because I thought it might be weird but look, he's all shy and adorable and OH MY GOD AMAZING! NEED ALPHA/NEWBURY HYBRID BABIES STAT!



Ahem. A few days later, back at the dorm, Ben and Beckett graduated and threw a little graduation shindig. Unfortunately, it basically turned out to be another opportunity for their parents to smack each other around and little else.
Ben's Boyfriends: Uh, are you sure we're at the right party?...

Anyway, I didn't really think to take any proper "parting" shots of Ben and Beckett but don't worry! We'll see them again in awhile when we inevitably check back in on life back at August's place.



Meanwhile, at the main legacy house, Dollie has been eating too much - must be the stress of raising all those children who aren't her own - and now has managed to make herself fat.
Dollie: Hehe, it's just a couple extra pounds, isn't it? Nothing to get too worked up about, right?... OHGODI'MADISGUSTINGCOWAREN'TI?!?



But it's really not all that surprising that she's been putting on the pounds because literally all she does is sit around the house doing nothing but dreaming of the food she wants to eat. Seriously. She does NOTHING else! I'm about to kick her out on her own she's so boring.



In more awesome news, Amelia is totally starting to kick ass at jump roping. I don't know where this newfound obsession has come from but she does it all the time now. Midlife crisis perhaps? Regressing back to the golden days of her youth? As long as she doesn't get fat and lounge around the house listlessly, I'm a-ok with any other crazy thing she wants to do!



Bree: Don't shoot me, I beg of you! Shoot my sissy brother instead! He plays with dolls!



Bree: I SAID, DON'T SHOOT, DAMN IT!!!



TWIN POWERS, ACTIVATE!



Oh my goodness, look at Brendan. He is shaping up quite well. I'm actually starting to love him more than I thought I was going to. Almost as much as his sister.



He also has the super-impressive ability to transplant himself into the middle of the solid dining room table to tell dirty jokes to his mother. Awesome!



BUT LOOK AT HIS SISTER'S UBER-CUTE LITTLE FACE!!! Huh, there are other people in this family too? Because right now my mind's just screaming BREE BREE BREE!!! Here's a very pressing question for you: is Bree's superpower the ability to make even the most mundane of tasks look ridiculously adorable?...







Well, I do believe that's a yes. Because that was some of the cutest tooth-brushing action I've ever seen, for real.



Remember their alien half-brother, Baxter? Well, he's a bit of a dancing whore.



Seriously, the kid is CONSTANTLY asking everyone in the entire house to dance with him. I think it's just his way of begging for attention since he's sort of been lost in the background by this point.



His older brother is the only one heartless enough to refuse him.
Brendan: DUDE, NO, WTF, I DRAW THE LINE AT DANCING!



Baxter's entire childhood: RUINED. CRUSHED. DESTROYED.



One thing Brendan will do with him, however, is share in the joys of his most treasured object, the dollhouse. It's nice to see he hasn't lost his love for dolls even though he's almost all grown up now.



AWWWWWW, SO CUTE! <333 HE IS SO HAPPY TO BE PLAYING WITH HIS DOLLS!



Alessa: Woohoo, I finally beat this level! I'm awesome!
Amelia: WHATEVER, YOU KNOW, I WAS PRETTY GOOD AT THIS GAME BACK IN THE DAY! I COULD TOTALLY KICK YOUR ASS IF I WANTED TO!



Amelia: COME ON, BITCH, LET'S GO! YOU THINK I'M JOKING, DON'T YOU?!? BUT YOU SHOULD BE TOTALLY SCARED OF MY SKILLS RIGHT NOW!



So, now that they're teenagers, it's time for Brendan and Bree to start searching for their true loves. Because we all know how their brother turned out when he didn't get a lover of his own before heading off to college. Brendan thinks this girl is pretty hot so we're off to a good start.



Unfortunately, he got cock-blocked by his own uncle who has suddenly turned into that creepy pedophile who stands around watching teenage girls play video games. DUDE. YOU ARE MARRIED. GET BACK HOME TO YOUR NEW WIFE AND STOP BEING A CREEPER.



Bree: HELLO THERE, GOOD SIR! DID YOU KNOW YOU TOTALLY LOOK LIKE THAT GUY JACOB IN THAT LITERARY CLASSIC KNOWN AS TWILIGHT?!? NOW LET'S GET MARRIED, YEAH?



Bree: YOU. ME. BABY. WHAT DO YOU SAY?!?
Townie: ...Umm, I think I'm going to have to pass. How old are you anyway, thirteen? I'm not into jail bait.



Bree: COME ON, BOYS, YOU KNOW YOU WANNA PLANT YOUR SEED IN MAH BELLEH RIGHT NOW!!!
Giiiiiiiirl, I think you need to take a step back. You're coming on way too strongly. If you ever want to hook a man, you're going to have to stop acting like you're crazy and desperate first. And find someone your own age to hit on, holy crap.



Oh hey, it's Beckett! When I moved him and Ben back in with their dad, he officially became the first Sim in my game stupid enough to get sprayed by the skunk. Good going, dude.



Beckett: But-but-but what did I ever do to him? He looked so cute. I just wanted to pet him, damn it! D:



Alisa: Welcome home! Your dad and I are married now and I'm pregnant with our first child! Let's be friends, okay?!?
Ben: Lady, what the fuck, we hardly know each other. I don't care if you're married to my dad. Don't hug me, got it?



Alisa: But-but-but what did I ever do to him? I just wanted to be friends, damn it! D:



It doesn't take long for the adorableness of the bun in Alisa's oven to win Ben over though.



And then she has a little baby named Bethany! Yay! Babies! Awesome!



Abel is ecstatic right now. Finally, so long after their aborted hot tub adventure, he finally gets to woohoo with his beloved Ben! I'm sure he's over the moon.



Look at that! It's already Bethany's birthday. Time flies so quickly when you're not documenting every last little movement for once.



SO CUTE! Her eyes haven't quite adjusted to the rest of her face yet but I'm sure they'll catch up soon enough.



Seriously. She even manages to look adorable whilst screaming her head off.



And whilst laughing her head off too. SHE'S PERFECT!



Amelia & Alessa: *are still hopelessly in love*
Ben: *is very vain*
Alisa: *mouth full* Oh god, this pizza is so good right now. Holy crap, is that birthday cake over there too? *drools uncontrollably*



Oh, look, August is still trying to upstage his sister's romanticism with his new wife too. Some things never change.
Alessa: Psssh, we totally won. Let's go home and have hot sex now.



Anyway, you may be wondering where Alisa's sudden large appetite came from. Well, it's not that difficult to guess. Yep, she's preggers again! And she's got a sudden craving for cheesecake now. *shifty eyes* What? There aren't any ulterior motives here, I swear.



Okay, maybe there are. Thanks to the cheesecake, she ended up giving birth to twins. Two boys, Bailey and Berkeley.
Bailey: This new world is so cold and hard. Don't you agree, brother?
Berkeley: Yes, brother. Where has that strange being called mommy gone? Why has she left us here to suffer alone?
Poor children. They did get put in cribs eventually, just to set your mind at ease. Come on, I'm not entirely cruel! Just a little bit.

In other news, here's a new story I wrote here. Yeah, the one I mentioned not too long ago. Basically, I managed to turn the beginnings of a terrible poem I started at least a year ago into a 20k word novella... in about a week's time. I think I may have been briefly possessed as there's really no other logical explanation for how easily and quickly that many words poured out of me. It was actually an incredibly liberating experience. Usually, I have exactly where I'm going to begin and end with a story all planned out but this time I basically ended up making a lot of it up on the spot as I went along. I mean, I had the basic premise for the story and the two main characters have been in my head in vague forms for a long time now but most of the details just kind of filled themselves in the more I wrote. That's never happened to me quite so completely before. Because this is a pure labor of love and I'm not exactly an expert on the topic that plays a large role in it, it might not be completely realistic and true to life. But I don't really care. I'm not going to get all caught up in technicalities when all I wanted to do was write a sweet love story in a slightly different way than I usually do. I tend to write about depressed characters with angsty backstories that find love - or, in fact, don't find love - with each other. I didn't want to do that this time. I wanted to give the characters an obstacle to overcome, yes, but not the kind I've come to rely on too much. And I wanted to keep their lives generally angst-free but not without the little bumps along the road. I think I managed this. Anyway, the ending as of now is a bit abrupt but I was starting to run out of steam so I thought it best to stop before it began to sound forced. If I feel the pressing urge to go back to these characters in the future, I may add more to their story but, as of right now, I'm considering it a finished piece of work. And as for other stuff, I've been working on a couple small things with little progress and am also trying to find the desire to dive back into my NaNo novel. I know it will come back once I actually start writing again but that's the part that is always hardest.
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