Shades of Blue: 2.0 – Bonding, Bonded, Bondage

One of these words doesn’t belong.  Nine chapters for the founding generation.  That is like a record for me.  I am the person that did a complete legacy with one chapter per generation after all.

In the last update, Buffy and Bunny became young adults and I expect Oriel and Orion to do the same in this update.  I have expectations of what is going to happen because I write as I play.  Although lately, I write at work, then I go home and play and write some more based on what actually happens.  Today (yesterday) I am procrastinating because we are in the middle of closing July (accounting talk) and I need to calculate the July revenue and reconcile the purchases so that we can prepare the financials for the validation meeting tomorrow.  And I don’t wanna – and my boss is in a customer meeting and I am waiting on a report from him so I can finish the revenue.  (Livvie, I haven’t forgotten – I will look at the challenge for Rawla right after I finish this paragraph (or three) – it is on my list, I promise).  I also have a dentist appointment today at lunch and I have to go to the AT&T store.  It is going to be a busy day, and all I want to do is go home and play with the Zaffres.  Yes, I have bonded with them finally.  It is nice, but a little obsessive.  Livvie called it speed and drive in her last comment, my family calls it obsession.

Despite appearances, Don has not maxed Fitness yet.  He has maxed Charisma and Parenting.

Anyways…

After a weird dream last night (which I really can’t remember but I woke knowing Bunny needed to stay), I have decided that I will keep Bunny in the house for as long as there is room.  I am playing with On Ley Line so the house may get full with three required pregnancies.  But until then she will be the full time skiller and child care provider so everyone else can go to work.  That way I don’t have to deal with daycare.  I will be officially dropping Workaholics Anonymous (topping 10 careers) and Bunny will be focusing on Tricks of the Trade (maxing all skills at least once).  There, decision made.  Bunny maxes Logic.

Moving on…

This is the official transition post from Xia to Orion even though his birthday is still coming up (really, it happens).  The last few updates have focused mostly on the kids anyway and Xia and Don have completed their aspirations and are being allowed to free range.  The focus right now is having the teens work on their aspirations where they can, skill what they can, and Buffy needs to line up a life partner.  After the convoluted “fun” the Bladderstones had after they moved out, these kids will have romantic interests in place before they are sent out into the world.  Bunny has Aditya although they won’t get married until she eventually moves out, she needs to get him committed before he goes off and finds someone else.  Xia finally takes the time to write the Memory ScrapBook for founding generation.  This is the last official act of the founding generation.

I had considered hooking Buffy up with the hermit but the age difference is worrisome – he has been an adult since she became a teen so he must be close to an elder now.  She might wait to see if she has any coworkers that are the right age.

Orion has been considering Carlee, but he may need to wait to begin having kids until the house clears out a little bit so his spouse may need to be a little bit younger.  He won’t be able to commit to Carlee (move her in) until I am sure on the timing.  If Buffy and Oriel can complete their aspirations quickly, and Don dies sooner than later, then maybe she will be the one.  Although, if there is only one spot open each time she is pregnant, there can only be a single baby born…  Hmm…  There is an idea…  That would mean the Golden Trio would have to be done in the last generation for sure – with the Fertile trait to guarantee it.  Another decision made.

Moving on… [time for the dentist] … [back from the dentist and AT&T]

I know it looks like I have been avoiding work today (yesterday), but I have been writing throughout the day as I think of things.  I may edit some, most, or all of this out later when I start playing, but for now, here I think.

Bunny invites Aditya over.  She woos him and hoos him and he agrees to wait for her, forever and ever.  Well, first he rejects the idea of waiting, then a little later he agrees to wait.

Don is excited to see that at least one of his kids is getting lucky.  He stood there and cheered the entire time they were kissing and flirting.  He even stood there and watched as Bunny proposed and Aditya rejected her.  He finally left to pee giving them some privacy towards the end.

I just realized her married name, if she takes his name, would be Bunny Gupta.  Bunny Zaffre.  Bunny Zaffre-Gupta.  This is why girls write their names over and over on their notebooks.  It is a hard decision.  They celebrate their engagement with a snowy woohoo in the observatory.

Oriel and Orion both have an A in school so they take a vacation day and stay home.  Then I realize that Orion’s performance is low, even though he has an A.  They take some time and catch up on their homework and complete their projects.  It is a pretty day outside, for a change.  I am so ready for spring.

Buffy builds a small greenhouse.  The only thing she has planted are the herbs from Granite Falls.  There are seven of them – she is still waiting on spring so she can find the remaining three.

It is Winterfest!  I forget that the seasons are still set to 14 days which is making everything take so much longer.  Oriel and Orion’s birthday is on New Year’s Eve so they still have 2-3 days depending on what time it is in game (currently 10pm Winterfest night) and when I give them birthday cake on their birthday (the minute they start sparkling).

Olly gets the joy of cooking the Grand Meal and once it is ready, he calls everyone to eat.  Bunny eats and vomits (vampire weakness), but she still gets credit for eating.  Once everyone’s holiday is gold, I delete all of the holiday decorations and send everyone back to their normal activities.  This is a challenge people, there are things to do.

Olly has his cooking skill up to level 9 and decides he wants to work on something else for a change so he spends some time behind the bar learning to mix drinks.  He needs to get mixology to level 4 and then he will be learning gourmet cooking for awhile.  Whatever it takes to help his career promotions come along faster.

Bunny reaches the stage where she needs to feed so she taps a random passerby.  Anyone will do at this point.  Even her family was beginning to look tasty.

Buffy then waits for him to wake up (regain consciousness) to see if he is single – he isn’t and he  prefers men anyways.  It seems like all of the men her age are already in relationships.  I was trying not to break up a couple, but it may come down to that.

Bunny doesn’t have to sleep so she is working on skills starting with the ones she can do inside and without buying new stuff and where she already has some skill.  She maxes Logic and then Dancing.

Then she begins working on Handiness by upgrading all of the plumbing.  She is having to switch between bathrooms though because no matter which bathroom she is working in, that is the bathroom everyone wants to use.

Oriel meets a teen boy {shock}.  She actually had to chase him down – maybe the word is out that she is Mean.  He isn’t a bad looking one either – the picture doesn’t do him justice.  His name is Trever Gauthier.  But, I still haven’t found anyone for Buffy.  The hermit married Luna Villareal.  Thanks MCCC.  I guess I/she will wait until she can go back to Granite Falls to worry about it.  And since the hermit married Luna, maybe there is a new hermit.  I know Luna can’t move to the hermit’s house, so he must have moved to hers.

When I saw this I realized Carlee has an identical twin sister, Lyndsay.  Orion ran out to meet her so he has options on who to bring into the household.  The only trait he learned about was Lyndsay is that she is Neat.  Carlee is Music Lover and Loner.  Since they are identical, their genes will be the same.  The question is which traits will be the most fun to add – and to know that, we need to know Lyndsay’s second trait – and their third trait once they both become young adults.  And damn, the game sure gave them some big boobs – Barbie doll boobs.  They are Landgraabs – their “late” parents are Geoffrey and Nancy.  They are living with a foster mother.

And we end this update with a birthday {yay} – Oriel and Orion are finally young adults!

Oriel adds Hates Children – this is a pattern I am not liking – why so many are getting Hates Children?.? (The mod is weighted so it looks at who they spend time with… but it is only “slightly weighted”)  She is also Mean and Creative, Responsible and Insensitive, Mentally Gifted and Happy Toddler.

Orion, our Heir, adds Bookworm to Hates Children and Creative.  He is Responsible and has Good Manners, Socially Gifted and Happy Toddler.


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