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Chapter 1.8 – The End of an Era

Hello everyone and welcome back to Berries of Insanity. Last time we had the generation 2 heir poll which somehow got 18 votes (well technically 17 since one of those was my little sisters). I didn’t even know I had that many readers so thank you for taking the time to vote and I hope you guys are happy with who was voted heir, even if it wasn’t who you voted for.

Let’s start with Mr Stinky finally taking a shower.

He went nearly a whole day with a stink trail before he decided to take this shower.

At some point during the last chapter Alyssa broke the computer so Pep’s now tasked with fixing it.

Uh…Pep love, I’m not sure using a screwdriver is the right way to fix the problem

Pep: I don’t tell you how to play us so don’t tell me how to fix the computer

I think someone’s a little sour about me moving on to Generation 2

Damn it Ivan, why do you hate your kids so much?! Steaming mad

He rolled this as soon as Bay aged up.

Speaking of Bay, she is peacefully oblivious as to how much of a jackass her dad is.

Bay: Oh, I know, I’m just choosing to ignore him

Um…good luck with that then

Peppermint also managed to finally find someone who was as interested in the rain as she is.

Bay: How’s life?

Pep: It’s fantastic, soon I’ll be free and then I can spend all my time playing in the rain.

Bay: Oh, I love the rain

Of course it would be Pep’s mini me that shares her interests

Bay does eventually prove that she’s not entirely the same as Pep by finally figuring out that she can listen to tabcasts on her tablet.

I think she was listening to the writing one here.

Bay also shows me how awesome she can really be by skilling up in 2 things at once (writing by tabcast and logic by chess table).

This chapter is turning out very Bay-centric so lets see what else is happening

The resident ghost family is having another kid. I think they have already got 4 not including this one

but I also don’t know if I have ghost aging on or off so they might just keep having kids all through

the generations.

Yay! The twins are doing me proud and getting me points by being on the honor roll +10

Gerald Sung-Lau (Alyssa’s prom date/boyfriend) came home from school with Alyssa .

He’s kind of cute although not quite as cute as his dad Young Jae Sung.

Regardless if he’s cute or not instead of spending time with his girlfriend like I thought he would’ve

Gerald decided that doing his homework on the front lawn was much more important.

Bad Gerald!

Gerald being around did give Bay some ideas though and she immediately heartfarted these two.

The ghost is Cal Salas, one of Tatiana and Jay’s many kids, and the human is Aden Ziggfield.

I’m not sure which one I prefer for her honestly so I think I’ll let her decide.

Ayden: Don’t look so glum little sis. I’m sure story progression will hook you up with someone once I’m heir Angry smile

What makes you so sure you’re heir?

Ayden: Look at me. People would be stupid not to vote for me.

Someone’s ego needs to be taken down a peg or 2 I’d say

After that exhilarating pep talk from her brother Bay then heads inside to do her favourite pastime.

Seriously though, she is on this time almost all the time ‘trolling teh forums’. It’s getting ridiculous.

Pep: Listen Mr I’m perfectly content with my marriage, I don’t need a date with someone else.

You get ‘em told sweetie.

She gets these calls quite often. I’m surprised she’s still being patient enough to say no nicely.

Since I didn’t show the twins prom pictures last time here they are. Just as I thought Frieda didn’t show up which is a real shame. I’m still not sure if she’s the right one for Ayden or not but I do like the idea of him being with a ghost so we shall see.

Oh, you’re still here Gerald? He must’ve come inside at some point without me realizing.

He is also the first person to touch the piano I put in a while ago.

Peppermint caught Ayden trying to set a booby trap. Suffice to say she was not happy in the slightest.

Pep: What have I told you about doing crap like that around my house?

Ayden: That I’ve to keep it for people I don’t like?

Pep: Damn straight

Wow, harsh dude! All she did was give you a row.

Pep takes her frustrations out on innocent bystander Gerald.

He doesn’t look too happy but he stands and takes it anyway. He fled this mad house soon after.

Hey look, I got my first ever, in the entire history of me playing Sims 3, gnome. It’s seriously creepy.

His name is Stan and I’m sure he’ll be around to creep me out.

Ayden: What’s 19 x 5?

Bay: Um…82

Ayden you’re meant to be the smart one, don’t make your little sister give you the (wrong) answers.

What’s it with everyone being mean in the house today? Poor Pep looks seriously fed up.

Pep is back at work she only saves this one guy on land while a random stray dog watches before she heads home again. She’s never gonna complete her LTW before the new heir takes over *sigh*

Back at home I finally catch Pep doing this. She’s done animal imitations before but I’ve never been fast enough to get a picture.

Pep: Miao?

Pep: Okay son, this is how you give mouth to mouth. It could save someone’s life someday.

Uh…Pep if I was you I’d be more worried about the fact that your flooring has partially eaten your son.

Pep: He’s fine. Okay, back to the lesson.

This was completely autonomous. I didn’t even know that was an interaction until it happened. I need to play with the different EP stuff more often.

Hiya Rylee, what’cha doing out here?

Rylee: Miao

If you guys can’t remember this is Rylee Cho and she was the cat Alyssa played with the one and only time she got invited over to someone’s house after school.

Pep immediately ran outside to make friends with the little cat.

The animal lover trait is strong in this one.

Pep played with Rylee for a couple hours before going back inside. I watched Rylee though and noticed that she had fleas. She also wouldn’t budge of the front lawn so I may have taken pity on her and ‘adopted’ her (a.k.a I stole her from the Cho’s). I think she’ll be happier with the Holly’s, even if they are a little crazy.

See, she’s already much cleaner and happier.

(I used Cat’s spare LTH points for this contraption).

D’aww look who found her new cat condo

So cute Red heart

Oh, so now you realize how to properly use your bunk ladder

Ayden: I’ve always known, I just did it to mess with you, duh

*facepalm*

I wonder who could be saying such horrid things Sarcastic smile

(My money’s on Ayden)

Ivan finally realized he was being a massive ass so he’s making it up to his wife.

Damn right he’s going. Frieda didn’t bother showing up to prom so I need to scout my options for Ayden.

Ada is naturally very pretty (although I may have tweaked her eyes slightly).

Ada and Ayden enjoyed a nice pleasant chat before she had to run off to work.

I’m a little disappointed that no flirting went on between them but there was nothing I could do.

Meanwhile back at home Ivan has fallen prey to Alyssa’s shower prank. I’m honestly surprised it was him but I still had a good laugh about it.

Nice hair *snicker*

Ivan: What the? Why is my hair pink?

Technically you’re hair is always pink

Ivan: Not the point

Don’t worry, it’ll wash out (probably) Shifty

Ivan: *panics*

Spoiler: It washed out

It’s about time you two met. I can’t believe that Cat is actually smaller than the cat (that is gonna get so confusing).

They sniffed each other inside before running outside to properly introduce themselves.

Cat: I’m Cat

Rylee: You’re not a cat

Cat: Am so

Rylee: I iz confused

Welcome to the nut house sweetie

A nice cuddle from mama Pep makes Rylee feel much better.

Pep really does love her new kitty to pieces.

Yay, someone found the violin! I’ve never used it before so it was nice to watch. It sounded awful though.

Someone’s started taking a liking to the newest family member. He really does take after Pep in regards to the animals. He’s a big softie around them.

I love this interaction (mainly ‘cause my oldest cat does this IRL).

Just because she has a new pet doesn’t mean Pep spends any less time with Cat.

Pep: Who’s mama’s number one girl? Cat is, yes she is *baby talk*

Uh oh, Ivan’s on the warpath again.

Ivan: How dare you skip school? Wait until your mother hears about this!

Ayden: Cool it dad, mum already knows.

I highly doubt that Ayden but good luck trying to get that one to fly.

See, I told you she wouldn’t be okay with you skipping.

Pep: This’ll teach you to skip school and get caught

Ayden: Is this really necessary?

Did anyone ever tell you that you have a very unusual way of punishing people Peppermint?

Ayden rolled this whilst Pep forced him to work out. I’d been expecting it so I locked it in.

And with Ivan’s latest promotion he has reached his LTW. +40

He still has one level to go to top his career though. He’s done really well on his own.

Dang it, I can’t believe I forgot Rylee’s birthday. Even as an elder Rylee is still adorable, albeit a little more grey.

What do you have against Rylee Bay? Stupid inappropriate trait *grumble*

Ayden: Raaaah, you suck and you’ll never be any good

Ivan: Nooo *clutches chest in panic*

Ayden: That’s what he gets for shouting at me earlier

I’m gonna miss Ayden’s antics if he isn’t heir.

After scaring the crap out of his dad Ayden then goes and start a pillow fight with Pep.

On a side note: I feel like the only person who hasn’t had any face time this chapter is Alyssa.

It’s official, you suck Ivan. –5

Pep is back at work again and she managed to save 3 people out of the water (she couldn’t save the blonde because the old guy with green shorts needed CPR after he got out of the water). This brings her LTW to 12/50. There is no way in hell she’ll make it to 50 now. I may try this LTW again in the future with a male heir though (since they don’t need maternity leave).

She did manage to run into her old friend Tatiana Salas after her shift finished. I left them chatting for a little while I checked on the other Sims around the beach and I came back to this. Are they kissing or is she just demonstrating the mouth to mouth thing she did with Ayden?

Okay, that definitely wasn’t what she showed Ayden. WTF is going on here?

Pep!

Uh….Pep?

PEPPERMINT!

Pep: What are you screaming about now?

You just kissed someone who is not your husband, someone who is also a girl and your friend. What happened to being happily married?

Pep: This is just for fun, Ivan doesn’t need to know

But…

Pep: He doesn’t need to know

O_o  I guess it turns out she’s bisexual too.

On a less weird note Cat maxed her hunting skill. I don’t think it counts towards my point because her fails don’t either.

Ayden: Happy birthday sis

Alyssa: Really, already?

Ayden: Yup, how exciting is it to finally be allowed out of here?

Alyssa: I can’t wait

Wow guys, try not to act too excited about maybe moving out. I’ll miss you Red heart

For the first time in forever I actually decided to throw a birthday party. I figured the twins deserved it.

Frieda Salas, who is newly aged up into a YA, was the first person to arrive.

Followed swiftly by, also newly aged up, Ada Winchester. I still can’t decided who I like better out of the two of them although it does look like Ada’s tweaking didn’t stick (her eyes also changed from white-ish grey to dark blue for some reason).

Ada gets on my good side by making friends with Peppermint whilst I’m busy setting up the party.

My babies are all growing up *sniffle* I’m not ready

Pep: Hey, that’s my line *pouts in the background*

Alyssa goes first.

Because I had both of the twins skip school to have the birthday party they didn’t get to roll traits but Loves the Outdoors is an okay trait.

This is Alyssa pre-makeover. I guess I forgot to get an after picture. Next time I’m in game I promise I will.

I can say this right now that with only 11% of the votes Alyssa is not the Generation 2 heir.

Alyssa: Thank god, now when can I get out of this nut house?!

You can leave soon enough but first you should wait for your brother to finish his birthday.

Naturally Ayden goes next. He doesn’t look so enthused about it.

Ayden gets the Great Kisser trait which isn’t that bad either.

Rolling on the floor laughingRolling on the floor laughingNyah-Nyah

What is with you and that hair? You aged into a teenager with it too.

Ayden: Fix it fix it fix it

Alright, give me a minute *muffled laughter*

*wolfwistles* Looking good handsome Flirt male

Ladies an gentlemen with a whopping 61% of the vote let me introduce you to our newest heir.

Ayden: Damn it, that means I can’t leave

Sorry buttercup but it looks like you’re stuck with me for life *evil laugh*

Join us next time to see how Ayden’s reign will begin.

Points:

Self wetting (2) -10
For each sim failing school (1) -5
For every game induced visit from a police officer, firefighter or babysitter (when you don’t call them but the game makes them come)
Passing Out (1) -5
Accidental Deaths
Social Worker Visit

Every Birth (1) +5
Every Twin Birth (1) +10
Every Triplet Birth
Fulfilling LTW (1) +40
For each Sim that gets on the honor roll (3) +15
Randomizing every LTW choice and trait for a whole generation of children
Not using spares Happiness points for a generation
Every 100,000 dollars

Every sim to master a skill (2) +10

Every sim to max their career (1) +10

Painting of Torch holder somewhere in the house

Total points: 70

Generation 2 Heir Poll

Hey guys and welcome to our first heir poll. I can’t believe that I’ve made it this far, I normally give up in legacies by now. Anyway if you haven’t read the latest chapter which only came out just before this then go ahead and read it, I think you will get a much better idea of the kids personalities. It’s here for anyone who wants to read it.

Ayden

Let’s start of with Ayden, the oldest and only boy of Peppermint and Ivan’s kids.

He was pretty much doomed from the start after being born with the evil trait combined with his crappy parents but he’s got an awesome personality and I really like following him around.

He hasn’t rolled a LTW yet but when he ages up I will pick the first one that comes up (most likely one of the evil ones because of his evil trait)

Potential spouses: Frieda Salas, Ada Winchester or if those two don’t work out I’ve got another surprise sim lined up.

Alyssa

Next up is Alyssa, Ayden’s twin sister and eldest girl.

She has been pretty boring thus far but she did develop some personality in the last chapter.

She is the only one of the kids to roll a LTW so far (It also doesn’t hurt that it goes along with the geeky image of her I have in my head).

Potential spouse: Gerald Sung-Lau (This one is for definite since she’s already rolled to move in with him).

Bay

And lastly we have Bay, the youngest out of all the kids.

She hasn’t really had her chance to shine since she only became a teenager at the end of the last chapter but I couldn’t wait any longer.

Like her older brother Bay also hasn’t rolled a LTW and with her random traits I’m not sure what she will roll upon aging up.

Potential spouses: I’m not quite sure yet because she has just aged up but maybe Frieda Salas’ younger brother Jay (who is also a ghost) or if that doesn’t work out the surprise sim I have waiting for Ayden.

 

Side note: It doesn’t really matter looks wise who you pick since they are all identical to each other apart from Bay’s skin (way to go genetics) so just vote for your favourite personality Open-mouthed smile

Chapter 1.7 – Prom

Hello everyone and welcome to another chapter of Berries of Insanity. I was serious last chapter when I said I wanted to get onto Gen 2 before December so I’m trying to play as much as I can. Actually the heir poll will be posted right after this chapter so if you haven’t quite decided who you want to be heir then that should be a little help. Oh, side note, this is a long chapter (around 100 pictures).

Let’s begin with a promotion shall we. Pep is now at level 9

Also, I am the only one seeing the misspelled ‘literal’ in the pop-up. Smh EAxis Disappointed smile

Alyssa, I expected more from you

Alyssa: It wasn’t me, it was Bay

Yeah, sure it was *eyeroll*

Speaking of Bay, I found her at the block table, breaking her neck to speak to thin air. Seriously, there is no one in that direction.

Ayden never came home after asking Frieda Salas to prom so I went to check on him.

I found him at the museum (I think) with Tatiana and Sandra Salas (Frieda’s mum and older sister).

Ayden: Can I help you?

I enjoy your face Red heart

I eventually gave in and made a stinky Peppermint call Ayden home.

Pep: Ayden Holly get your butt home or so help me…

Not quite what I was meaning Pep but at least he’s coming home.

Immediately after calling Ayden home Pep rolled this. I somehow don’t think that’s happening.

Pep: I’m too old for this s…

Pep there may be kids reading this

Pep: I was gonna say STUFF

If you say so

Aww, some daddy/daughter bonding. These two rarely hang out so it’s sweet to see them together.

Or not

This was literally the next thing they did after making faces at each other. No wonder Ivan’s not friends with a single one of his kids if this is how he acts.

Alyssa: You only have half a brain old man, even a monkey is smarter.

Ivan: What did you say?!

This is the face Alyssa made after walking away from her dad.

Ivan: I’ll show her half a brain *derp*

Yup Ivan, I’m sure that showed her.

After recovering from Alyssa’s insult Ivan then goes and takes out his frustrations on Ayden who’s just getting home.

No offence but Ivan’s kind of a jerk.

Ignoring the picturesque scenery Ivan put Ayden in time-out.

I feel so bad for him. Stupid Ivan.

After disciplining his son (who’d done nothing wrong) jerkface…uh I mean Ivan decided he wanted to sleep in the igloo again.

Okay, I can’t grumble too much about Ivan when he’s bringing in money like this.

Ayden still like to keep the house in order.

But apparently he’s got some kind of beef with Cat.

Alyssa Holly!

I swear, you are turning into your brother. I’d expect stuff like that from him, not from you.

Alyssa: *not a care given*

Are you sure you haven’t gotten a hidden evil trait?

Alyssa: Buzz off

0.o All that time you’ve been spending with Ayden has been a bad influence on you.

Alyssa: Oh gosh, I can’t believe the stereo’s broken.

How mercurial are you today? Confused smile

Mood swing apparently over Alyssa then goes to make herself an igloo.

Alyssa: *hums let it go*

There was literally no point in you building another one but whatever makes you happy, I suppose.

I was getting fed up with everyone complaining about the busted stereo so I send Pep to fix it.

Pep: I can’t get to it, there’s air in the way.

*headdesk* Of course you can’t. Stupid simlogic!

Bay is taking a page out of her brothers book and cleaning up before I have to make Peppermint do it.

The puddle isn’t from a fail btw, the shower is on the fritz again.

Ayden: Ew, I’m sitting beside a nerd

Alyssa: *to self* Just ignore him

Talk about pot calling the kettle black.

Ayden: What’cha talking about? I’m playing Need for Speed, nothing nerdy about that *shifty eyes*

You’re relationship confused me.

Ayden: Ooof, what are these pillows made of?

Alyssa: Good question, not that I’m gonna tell you Angry smile *Smacks Ayden again*

They look like they are having so much fun Red heart

Hi Pep *excitedly waves*

Pep: Oh you finally decided to take notice of me? It’s not like I’m your founder or anything

Okay, moving on then

I’ve never really used the tablets from the store before so I thought I’d get the kids one each. This is the first time any of them have used them.

That’s a good boy Ayden, get yourself back on the honor roll and get me more points.

Ayden: I’m not doing homework you simpleton, I’m checking Tumblr.

Oh, well you and I have something in common then.

Alyssa: Watches TV obliviously

Hi Bay, I for an outfit my little sister picked I actually like your outfit.

Bay: Just my outfit? *sad eyes*

Um…no, of course not, I like you too.

Back inside Alyssa gets a call from her prom date Gerald Sung-Lau. Yay, I’m a good matchmaker *pats self on back*

Bay continues to clean up after her family. Between Bay and Ayden the house is never dirty for long.

Underneath that evil facade Ayden is such a teddy bear

Ivan sometimes gets along with his kids.

But he much prefers his dolls.

Ayden: You’re so stupid, you haven’t got a brain

Alyssa: Wow bro, chill out

Sometimes, like this for instance, I remember why I liked Ivan to begin with.

Back at work with Peppermint and her first rescue is Nadia Cho. I still can’t get over how pretty the water is in winter.

Pep has 3 more rescues during her work house.

Top if elderfied Lucian Hyde, second is Nathan Watts (a pudding face) and the ghost getting CPR in the snow is Sandra Salas.

Whilst at work Pep maxed Athletics and reached level 10 of her career.

Back at home Ayden finally gets a call from his prom date Frieda Salas. I was starting to think their relationship was a non starter since she doesn’t even show up in his relationship panel. It may be a ghost thing though ‘cause Frieda’s mum Tatiana doesn’t show up in Peppermint’s relationship panel either even though they are best friends.

Just what I like to see; Mr tough guy and his kid sister doing their homework together.

Ayden is still doing his homework by the time Bay finishes and moves seats to make space for Alyssa.

So much for being on the honor roll if even your kid sister can beat you.

Bay: You should get a job

Ayden: Never in your life, Squirt

We’ll see about that (especially if you’re TH Angry smile).

Such disappointment. It’s so sad none of them were able to do any other types of snowmen.

This is Cat’s collection so far. I’m very proud of her but I can’t bring myself to sell any of them yet.

Ivan is glued to the new ballet barre. He’s the only one who’s ever even looked at it never mind used it.

Overnight Mr Frosty the 2nd melts. Oh well, I’m pretty sure I’ll see more of you next winter.

More homework time for my favourite twins. These kids are so productive, I love it Red heart

Alyssa: Imma tickle you Cat

Cat: Silly human

Alyssa: I wuv you puppy

Awww, someone’s dog person trait is really showing through.

Dang it Bay, if we get aliens I’m blaming you!

I really don’t want any small nosed freaky alien spawn.

Oh, now I see why Bay is occupying herself; it’s prom time for the twins.

Here’s Ayden looking dapper in his all black suit.

I don’t usually use all one colour in my sims clothes but I thought it suited Ayden.

And here’s Alyssa in her prom wear. I like it but not as much as I like Ayden’s suit.

Alyssa’s date, Gerald, turned up and got in the limo with them but there was no sign of Frieda.

These are Alyssa’s prom pop-ups. She and Gerald are so cute together but who the heck is Ethan?

I’ve checked in town and there is no-one by that name.

I can totally imagine Ayden bullying his way to prom king, it seems like something he’d do, also getting into fights is also something he’d do.

I also wonder if this means he’s bisexual since he asked a guy to dance. I’m so disappointed that Frieda wasn’t there. Maybe its another ghost thing.

While Ayden and Alyssa were at prom this random paparazzi lady died on the front lawn nearly giving me a heart attack. She greeted Death with grace though. Oh she was only there ‘cause Ivan’s a 2 star celeb now, I’m not sure if I mentioned that before.

Just before the twins came back from prom I grabbed up the old ladies ashes and took them down to the awesome cemetery. I love how creepy and gothic it looks.

Death made himself at home after reaping the paparazzi. This is the first time in years that’s happened. Normally he just leaves after reaping.

Of course Ayden would be happy about having Death in the house.

Ayden: Hello Sir, Ayden Holly, big fan *internal fangirling*

Death: It’s always nice to meet a fan

Ayden: You should totally make my dad your next reaping

Death: I’m not making an promises but I’ll see what I can do since you’re such a big fan of mine.

And on that note Death disappeared into a cloud of black smoke.

This creepy, non alien eyed, alien also decided to visit later that night. Is it just a night for being harassed by the supernatural or what? At least it wasn’t an abduction.

I’m not sure why I skipped to the next day but apparently according to my notes this was Pep’s one and only rescue for the day. It’s kind of fitting that it was Olive Specter of all people.

Ayden: I’m so tired, I really shouldn’t have stayed up all night.

No you really shouldn’t have

Ayden: Thanks for the lecture MUM

Never mind the sarcasm, if you fail on me I stg

The genius somehow managed to find his bed after bitching about it for ages.

Bay wishes ages ago to become friends with Ivan which I locked in in hopes that she would fulfil it herself. This is the first time she’s spoken to Ivan since.

Bay: Hey daddy, snowmen are scary, am I rite?

Ivan: Whatever kid, I’ve got to take this call

Bay: Never mind I’m tired anyway.

Poor baby just wants attention from her daddy but he’s being a jerk again.

Alyssa surprises me by rolling this. I’ve never seen a teen roll a wish like this. It’s so adorable though Red heart

I told you Ivan is glued to this thing. He’s always on it. He’s actually gotten quite good at it too.

I didn’t even know this was a thing. Did it come with the barre?

I’ve grown to like your face Alyssa, even when she’s eating grilled cheese for breakfast.

Monkey boy is at it again. I’m starting to think that he’s immune to gravity now.

Pep: These are so pretty, can I keep them?

Look at the flowers Pep

(If anyone gets that reference I will love you forever)

Pep: Please don’t kill me, I don’t wanna be a ghost.

Ivan’s been at the barre all night so now he stinks. Of course, Ivan being Ivan, means he isn’t going to go for a shower any time soon.

Alyssa finally does something useful and plays chess to gain some logic.

Alyssa: I can’t just be a pretty face y’know

Oh great, and she’s got a big head too

Ivan: I can’t move, Ayden’s in my way *stomps feet*

You really bring a new meaning to the word idiot *facepalm*

You can sneak about all you want but you are never gonna trick anyone.

Or maybe you will (although I’m not sure if your idiot father counts).

Ayden: Bah, the lightbulbs are gonna rise up and eat you

Ivan: Not the lightbulbs, I trusted them.

Idiots I don't know smile

Pep: So how ‘bout last nights rain?

Ayden: *to self* This conversation is so boring I wonder if I could sneak off to see a movie?

Before Ayden could put his theory into practice it’s time for another birthday.

Everyone: Happy birthday Bay! *excited cheers*

Obligatory sparkle shot

Pep: Oh my god, I’m the mother of 3 teenagers. I’m not old enough!

You keep telling yourself that honey

Alyssa: Oh my god, she’s prettier than me

And finally we have the newly aged up Bay who is sporting her mother’s skin. I guess it doesn’t kick in until they become teenager’s?

The heir vote will be up momentarily. I can’t wait to see who you guys pick.

Points:

Self wetting (2) -10
For each sim failing school (1) -5
For every game induced visit from a police officer, firefighter or babysitter (when you don’t call them but the game makes them come)
Passing Out
Accidental Deaths
Social Worker Visit

Every Birth (1) +5
Every Twin Birth (1) +10
Every Triplet Birth
Fulfilling LTW
For each Sim that gets on the honor roll (1) +5
Randomizing every LTW choice and trait for a whole generation of children
Not using spares Happiness points for a generation
Every 100,000 dollars

Every sim to master a skill (2) +10

Every sim to max their career (1) +10

Painting of Torch holder somewhere in the house

Total points: 25

Side note: I decided I was gonna count mastering skills and maxing careers towards points.

Chapter 1.6 – Teenage Dreams

Greeting earthlings and welcome back to another chapter of Berries of Insanity. A lot has happened IRL to me since I posted the last chapter. You don’t need all the details but these are the top 3

1) I had to rehome my puppy because I realized I couldn’t look after her properly because of my depression (at least I still have my 2 cats)

2) I got a my very first piercing (apart from my ears which were done when I was a toddler). It was a septum piercing in case anyone cares.

3) I lost my drive to do anything. I literally start something and get bored immediately with it. This one is the biggest and stopping me from doing a lot of what I used to love. Currently I am forcing myself to write this chapter because I m determined to get onto Gen2 by December.

Anyway, I’m sure none of you came here to read about my personal crap so we’ll move on with the actual chapter, shall we?

To start off we have a newly aged up Bay asleep in her new ‘big girl’ bed.

Bay: zzz My birthday party sucked zzzzz

Don’t you dare Ivan. You have a perfectly good bed inside; use it!

Some random kid from Ayden’s school called him up, interrupting his royal court playtime, but he didn’t seem to mind.

He is really adorable

Ayden: Yeah, we’ll blow up the school

Until he opens his mouth that is

Moving on we find our newly inappropriate Bay complimenting herself in the mirror.

Actually I’m not quite sure what she was doing here but doesn’t she just look like one of those kids who are full of themselves?

This is what Ivan spends most of his time doing when he’s not exercising or at work. Luckily he still knows how to function so it’s okay with me.

In a side note I’m kind of sad that his hair never got passed down to any of his kids.

Double birthday cakes, you know what that means; the twins teenage birthday is upon us.

Is it really that time already? It doesn’t feel long ago that they were aging into kids. I may have to tweak my lifespan a little.

Make a wish kiddos

Alyssa: I wish my stupid sister would stop laughing at us

Ayden: I wish ‘Lissa’s cake would catch fire *evil laugh*

Really, Ayden, that’s your twin smh

Ayden rolled Absent-minded. I also just realized that his child trait didn’t stick so I re-added it (it was disciplined if you can’t remember).

Here’s Ayden after his make-over. He is still as adorable as ever and he really rocks the guyliner.

Alyssa didn’t do as well in school as her brother so her trait was locked in.

She got Dog person (Cat’s never gonna be lonely then) which joins Slob, Disciplined and Loves the Cold.

I like the trait combinations the twins have so far.

Here’s Alyssa after her make-over. Gosh, she looks a lot like Peppermint too.

Did Ivan even contribute to these kids genetics apart from eye colour?

Gah!

Go away creepy llama man

Peppermint doesn’t seem to keen on the snow. Or maybe she’s just realized her eldest children are now teenagers. That would scare me too.

Correct me if I’m wrong but I think this is the first time Alyssa’s slob trait has really shown.

She wasn’t even hungry ‘cause she’d just finished her cake so I think she did it just to gross me out.

Poor Ivan looks so terrified here. I’m not even sure what’s going on because I panned over from Alyssa and he was making this face.

Oh, that makes sense. I guess he was getting ready to scold Bay ‘cause of EA’s shoddy programing.

She got scolded for skipping school.

He’s seriously to cute to be evil Red heart

Told ‘ya Cat would never be lonely. Alyssa is always with her now.

Old habits die hard, I guess. She wishes to train him almost daily.

Ayden takes his turn with Cat too whilst Alyssa hovers protectively over her little doggie to make sure he brushes her right.

Ayden obviously didn’t brush Cat to Alyssa’s standard ‘cause as soon as Ayden stood up Alyssa was down brushing Cat again.

I think my poor baby is coming down with the cold, either that or he’s singing to himself.

I had to buy these idiots a computer because Pep wished to enrol Ayden in an afterschool club and I think that can only be done by computer. I’m probably gonna regret getting them a computer but we’ll see how it goes. I had Pep join Ayden to the drama afterschool club ‘cause I thought it would be a good suit for his personality.

Bay: This boat is white

Very good sweetie, how observant of you Sarcastic smile

Somehow whilst playing video games on the computer Ayden manages to heartfart both Frieda Salas and Ada Winchester.

Both he’d never met before. At least I know there are a couple potential spouses if he wins the heir vote.

See this, no skill bar.

Ivan finally mastered the athletic skill. Hopefully that means getting his LTW will be a breeze. He’s already at level 6 so he doesn’t have that far to go.

On that note Pep is actually at level 8 at her career too.

Pep is still Bay’s favourite person. Whenever Pep has free time (which is whenever she’s not working) Bay is always starting random conversations with her. It’s precious Red heart

Bay isn’t the only one to get attention from Pep though. I make sure she has enough time for them all (mostly).

Ayden: Hey mum, remember when I came in nearly frozen?

Pep: Yeah, that was hilarious

WTH is wrong with you Pep? Actually the better question is wth is up with your face?

Seriously?!

You pull the most ridiculous faces.

After Pep fixes her face she encourages Ayden to improve his skills. Of course she’d encourage him to take up athletics.

Following his mothers advice Ayden runs outside immediately and jumps on the treadmill instead of, you know, working out in front of the TV in the warm house. You better not come in blue again Ayden!

Bay: This cake is amazing, we should have it more often

Alyssa: This conversation is boring

Ivan: I’ve just realized I don’t like these kids *person person minus*

Oh hell no! You guys are to old to be having babies again. Just be happy with the three you’ve got.

Ivan then surprises me by going and letting Bay off the hook after it was him that scolded her earlier.

He then gets a phone call from one of his co-workers and they end up talking about sports for a couple hours.

 

Bay manages to keep finding her bed. This ISBI thing is actually not as bad as I’d thought it was gonna be.

My idiots seem to be able to take care of themselves just fine which is awesome.

Alyssa: Did you hear that Frieda Salas is single now?

Ayden: Oh really now? How interesting

Wow, much enthusiasm there Ayden

These two do regularly spend time together, I just don’t photograph it enough.

You’re gross Sick smile

Your outfit however is pretty sweet.

Poor Cat, aging up in the snow. I completely forgot it was her birthday.

For being an elder dog now she doesn’t really look much different, maybe a little more grey.

Ayden: Do you wanna build a snowman?

Outdated reference if outdated.

Oh, I didn’t actually think you were serious about that Ayden.

This is the snowman they built together. Apparently it’s the classic one. I’m actually pretty disappointed, I expected the reaper or the evil one from Ayden.

Meanwhile, inside I found Cat eating like this. I think her sliders are glitched or something.

Speaking of things that are glitched. Ever since I set Ayden’s bed as the top bunk this is how he decides to get to bed. Y’know, the bed that’s on the other side of the wall. *sigh* simlogic at it’s finest again.

They do all eventually manage to get to bed though.

This is actually one of the rare times that Cat is asleep in her bed instead of sleeping outside in the snow.

The next morning it is time for the twins to start their first day at high school.

Alyssa: I can’t wait!

Ayden: *grumble* stupid school *grumble*

He’s such a grumpy old man in a teenagers body.

Inside Ivan’s being as adorable as usual before he has to head out to work.

Pep looks so enthused to be sitting in that skimpy outfit in the snow. I really don’t blame her.

Who even needs lifeguards in the winter?

These idiots apparently.

How are they not freezing?

Peppermint did have a few insane people to save that day. All I can say is I’m glad it wasn’t me.

The water does look really pretty in winter though.

After school Alyssa got invited over to Anastasia Cho’s house so I let her go. Anastasia was no where to be found but her little sister Millicent and her cat Rylee were there to keep Alyssa entertained.

I jumped back and forth between household members whilst Alyssa was out and found Bay in timeout.

Her grade had dropped to a ‘D’ though so I guess she was failing school (or so the moodlet said). -5

For a moment I thought Pep was going to scold Ayden but nope, she just wanted to encourage him to up his skills.

Pep: Listen son, I need you to get better at stuff so you can make us some money. We need money!

Ayden: She’s officially lost it

Such love between these two

Regardless of what he said Ayden still went and worked out for a while. He’s such a mummy’s boy Red heart

Heading back over to Alyssa I found her in literally the same place she was before but this time she was streaming videos on her phone.

She then went and brushed her teeth ‘cause her hygiene bar was getting low which almost got her kicked out. She looks so much like Peppermint. Way to fail on the genetics Ivan.

Anastasia’s mum Nadia Cho came home then.

Hi Nadia.

If you’ve read Young Forever – A BISBI then you’ll recognise Nadia as the founders spouse. If you aren’t reading it then you definitely should be.

Alyssa was eventually kicked out of the Cho house at 3 am but she didn’t end up heading home until around 5. I was surprised the curfew police didn’t come after her.

Alyssa: So tired

You should be, it’s 6am. Get your butt to bed missy. It’s a good job it’s the weekend and there is no school.

It was so late when Alyssa got in that Bay was already up and playing in the igloo Pep had built the day before.

Her dad is also asleep in that igloo but no cares are given by Bay.

Ayden is also up doing this. How could you Ayden, you built that with your mother!

Ayden: Yeah, so I could do this, duh

Poor, poor snowman Sad smile

Yay prom! I wonder if I can find the kids some dates? I’m gonna try anyway.

And Bay gets her second fail –5

We were doing so well too. Did you notice Bay was the only one who got me fails this chapter? I certainly did. She’s really not doing anything to make me like her any.

I was following Ayden when he was out and about and we bumped into Frieda Salas. He heartfarts her in person to so it seemed like perfect sense for me to use his one teen action to ask her to prom. Thankfully she agreed to go with him.

Since Ayden now had a date to prom I figured I should get Alyssa one too. I had Pep invite this kid over. His name is Gerald Sung-Lau and I’m not sure how Peppermint knew him but it seemed perfect ‘cause Alyssa was already friends with him. I used Alyssa’s teen action to ask him to prom and he agreed too. Sweet, both twins now have dates. That turned out better than I’d expected.

To end the chapter we have Bay being an overprotective little sister and interrogating her big sisters date. So sweet of her (okay, I may like her a little).

Points:

Self wetting (2) -10
For each sim failing school (1) -5
For every game induced visit from a police officer, firefighter or babysitter (when you don’t call them but the game makes them come)
Passing Out
Accidental Deaths
Social Worker Visit

Every Birth (1) +5
Every Twin Birth (1) +10
Every Triplet Birth
Fulfilling LTW
For each Sim that gets on the honor roll (1) +5
Randomizing every LTW choice and trait for a whole generation of children
Not using spares Happiness points for a generation
Every 100,000 dollars

Painting of Torch holder somewhere in the house

Total points: 5

(Side note: I really think there should be points for spouses mastering skills since it’s autonomous. I may add that in future what do you guys think?)

Chapter 1.5 – Blueberry Ayden

Hi everyone and welcome back to another chapter of Berries of Insanity a.k.a The Holly ISBI. Last time the twins aged into adorable children and a new baby girl was born and aged up. Nothing much else happened so let’s dive into this chapter shall we.  Warning: This chapter is double the length of my usual chapters (around 100 pictures).

And for the second chapter in a row let’s start with an adorable toddler. Although she’s not as cute as her siblings Bay’s still precious.

I feel bad whenever I do a legacy ‘cause I always tend to get super attached to the first born kid and then ignore the others. I’m trying to remedy that with Bay though.

Even if I’m not super attached to Bay yet Pep definitely makes up for my lack of affection. Her and Bay are always together.

Skilling to me is the hardest part of having a toddler, especially in an ISBI, so I’m trying to get it out of the way ASAP.

Bay: Momma no go

Pep: I’ll see you in the morning sweetie

And here we finally see a sensitive side to Peppermint. See she can be nice when she wants to be.

Pep: Shut it or I’ll show you what you can do with your ‘niceness’

0_o I definitely see where Ayden gets his attitude from.

Talking about Ayden I found him and Alyssa talking in the main room when they should be in bed.

Alyssa: How awesome is the cold, I love it.

Ayden: You’re talking trash.

Ayden: If you love the cold so much maybe you should go outside and stay there until you freeze.

Wow Ayden, you are so charming.

Immediately after telling his sister to freeze he ran outside himself and started cackling like a lunatic.

Whatever you’re planning Ayden just bare in mind that we still need Alyssa until after the heir vote.

Ayden was starting to creep me out with his constant cackling so I went to find some other, less creepy, family member.

As usual I found her with one of her two favourite people. I swear, if she’s not with Bay she’s with Cat.

Someone *coughIvancough* decided to wake up Bay and take her out of her crib after she’d only been sleeping for a couple hours.

Luckily she went straight to the block table and occupied herself.

Good thing too since her brother and sister were sleeping not far from her.

I seriously wouldn’t have been happy if she’d woken them up.

They do both eventually wake up, fully rested thankfully, and go straight for the leftovers.

Neither picked very appropriate breakfast foods but it’s better than them starving so it’s fine in my book.

After ‘breakfast’ the twins continue to prove why they are my favourites by doing their homework.

They must’ve done it in the past since Ayden is on the honor roll but I’ve just never caught them before now.

Bay: Brudder wuv you

Ayden: *Yoink*

Was that really necessary Ayden?

Come to think of it how the heck did Bay even have a lollipop that big to begin with?

Aww Ayden look what you’ve done. Poor Bay.

Pep’s mother instinct must’ve triggered or something ‘cause she was over giving Ayden a telling off within minutes.

Pep: Don’t you ever be mean to your little sister like that again young man!

Ayden: *thinking* Stupid Bay getting me in trouble!

Pep: Say ruby Bay

Bay: …

Pep: Say Ruby, like our hair.

Bay: …

Pep: *sigh*

Pep: *frustrated groan* Shut up Ayden or you’re gonna wish you were dead.

Bay: Death to Ayden

Dammit Pep, why did you have to teach her that? I seriously worry for your kids.

Ayden: I heard what you said about me brat *takes candy*

Where is she getting all this giant sized candy?

Seriously though, it is never ending with these two. Ayden really doesn’t like his littlest sister.

I can’t get a grip on Ayden yet. One minutes he’s doing something horrible, like taking Bay’s candy, and the next he’s doing something nice like cleaning.

Ayden: Just ‘cause I’m evil doesn’t mean I’m a slob.

The camera panned over to Pep and I almost had a heart attack thinking that she’d somehow gotten herself knocked up again but fortunately it was only her birthday.

Nice look Pep Rolling on the floor laughingRolling on the floor laughingRolling on the floor laughingRolling on the floor laughing

Pep: STFU

Better?

Pep: Much

I figures since she was an adult now I’d give her a more mature look. I think it suits her.

After Pep’s impromptu party Alyssa decides it’s a good idea to fall asleep on the ice sofa.

I swear, it’s a good thing she loves the cold ‘cause that thing must be freezing.

Bay: LET ME OUT!

Chill demon child. I’m sure someone will come along and get you soon enough.

Told ya

Bay: Dada!

Ivan: Bye Bay, I’ll see you after work

Someone finally managed to master the potty.

Bay: Stupid Ayden *pulls dolls head*

I seriously wouldn’t be surprised if she somehow ended up evil too. I guess Ayden isn’t the only one with a grudge, it appears to go both ways.

This is just to show that Cat is still around since she hasn’t had much screen time since she’s been busy hunting.

I still ❤ her though.

I am starting to lose my patience with this kid. She constantly cries even when there is nothing wrong with her.

Her crying wakes up Ayden who was sleeping in the same room.

I’m starting to get why he doesn’t like her.

Ayden then goes outside and takes hi frustrations out on his poor, unsuspecting, dad.

He looks so smug in the first picture that I couldn’t help laugh when he got with the balloon.

This is the first time I’ve seen Alyssa’s slob trait come out. At least it’s a fresh-ish dirty place and hasn’t got flies around it.

Ivan’s spending some time with Cat whilst she’s in.

Ayden: Mum I’m gonna wrap Bay up in bandages like a mummy, K?

Pep: WTF have I created?!

My sentiments exactly Pep

After scaring his mum for life Ayden then goes and ‘causes his dad a heart attack while his twin watched on.

I’m starting to think that everyone has just learned to ignore Ayden now.

Seriously Ayden, I can’t keep up with you!

This is so cute Red heart 

I’ve never seen this before. Ayden was ‘residing over the royal court’ and Pep just randomly bowed to him. It’s so adorable.

Everyone was getting stir crazy so I decided it was about time for a family outing. I’m not sure why but I hardly ever take my Sims out so this is sort of a new experience for me.

I sent them to the pool since we don’t have a park or anything in MH. At the pool I found The Ziggfields. I seem to bump into them a lot when Pep’s out.

As soon as they hit the pool Alyssa changed into her swimsuit and ran straight for the diving board. She was actually pretty good for her first time.

Ayden however ran straight upstairs to the top level of the pool building and settled himself into one of the loungers up there.

Peppermint, much like her eldest daughter, dives right in. In her athletic wear nonetheless.

She looks like she’s regretting every decision she’s ever made.

That doesn’t stop her from trying again in her pretty formal dress. Way to ruin a perfectly good dress and pair of shoes.

What else did you expect?

She always looked so shocked after she’s jumped into the pool. It’s actually kind of precious.

Pep gave up with the pool after her attempt in the dress. She went and picked Bay up, who had been sitting at the pools entrance the whole time, and took a seat on the second floor overlooking the pool. It’s hard to tell but Ayden eventually went down and joined his sister in the pool.

Ayden got into a splash fight with one of the Ziggfield kids. I forgot to take note for this play through so I don’t know what her name is.

He looks a lot like Peppermint.

While everyone else was having fun at the pool I decided to go back home and check on Cat and Ivan. I couldn’t find Ivan but I found Cat growling at nothing. She is way to cute to ever be fierce.

When I went back to the pool to find Peppermint I found her on her way home with Bay. She stopped just outside the house and spoke on her phone to Tatiana Salas. I can’t believe they are still friends after how rude Pep was last time they met.

Ayden the rest of your family is away home, why do you need to be the odd one out?

Ayden: That’s just how I roll

*sigh* I tell you by the time Gen 2 rolls around I’M gonna be the one that’s insane.

Pep still carries on with her exercise regime whenever she can find time.

She’s actually pretty far in her career because of that.

Meanwhile inside it’s time for Ivan to catch up with his wife in age.

Weirdly enough I actually like his face better as an adult. This is the first time that’s happened to me.

Thanks in part to Peppermint’s weekly stipend I was able to expand the kids room and get bunk beds for the twins so that they have actual beds now instead of sleeping bags.

This is what their house looks like now. You can probably tell I build it ‘cause it completely sucks. I’m rubbish at building.

Oh look, the wanderer returns.

I’m not sure what that face is about though.

Alyssa: How did you escape the curfew police?

Ayden: *Sarcasm* I’m magic

Ayden always looks so bored whenever he’s talking to Alyssa. It doesn’t stop her trying to bond with him though.

This is a rare sight indeed; they are both normally too busy to spend much time with each other.

See, they are always busy.

Ivan: Whoa, who broke the TV?

That would be you genius *eyeroll*

Good to see not everyone in this house is an idiot (yet).

I’m not sure if I’ve said this yet but I love her little shoes.

Wow, she’s useful as well as being cute.

Although, I’m not too sure how smart she’ll be after being impaled by Cat’s thought bubble.

I’m not sure how Ayden ended up at the library but whilst there he spoke to a random teen kid (damn I really need to start taking notes). Ayden soon makes himself home (is it just me or does he look like a monkey in the second shot?).

This little girl came home with one of the twins. Because of my lack of notes I don’t have a clue who she is. By her looks alone though she looks like she may be a Ziggfield (I may be wrong though).

The unknown girl quickly makes friends with Alyssa. Awesome, it’s good to see ‘Liss getting a friend autonomously.

I was worried she’d have to grow up without friends ‘cause I can’t control her.

Since her husband broke the TV, which is one of the easiest ways for these idiots to raise their fun bar, I had to get Pep to fix it.

Alyssa found her new bed. Hopefully she keeps using it from now on.

Pep: *grumble*Stupid people interrupting my shows *to caller* Sorry you’ve got the wrong number *clicks off*

You are such a nice person Pep, has anyone ever told you that?

Ayden: I am so tired of this!

I can’t believe you broke the sink! Why is everything breaking recently?

Ayden found his bed too. I’m so proud!

Cat’s gem collection so far. She’s doing pretty well but I’m waiting on a bigger collection before I sell any of them.

Alyssa hadn’t even done anything wrong here to Ivan was just freaking out about nothing.

Poor ‘Liss, all she wants to do is do her homework.

Despite how busy Peppermint constantly is thanks to her idiots she always makes time for her puppy, even if it’s just to give her a belly rub.

Some much appreciated daddy daughter time. He doesn’t spend as much time with Bay as he did with the twins so when he does it’s always nice to see.

I’m not sure when I just decided that fuck it I’ll just document everything but this is Pep upgrading the toilet to self-cleaning.

Alyssa likes spending time with her little sister too. It good to see they have someone to play with since Ayden definitely isn’t gonna play with either of them.

The only time that Ivan really has to exercise now is when all the kids are in bed so he makes the most of it.

With the amount of time Ayden spends outside I’m starting to think that he should’ve been the one with the loves the cold trait instead of his sister.

That being said Ayden really does suit being blue, doesn’t he?

It seems like Bay’s been a toddler for ages so it well past time that she aged up.

She doesn’t get a cake because her birthday was done quickly before Pep had to run off to work so I didn’t have to hire a babysitter for her.

Shocker, she looks a hell of a lot like Alyssa. She rolled the inappropriate trait.

Her first interaction as a child is surprisingly not with Peppermint like I’d thought but with Ivan.

Bay: Daddy planets are cool

Ivan: Radical sweetie

Pep is back at work for the first time *goes to check* since before the kids were born. As you can see her career outfit has screwed up.

The first person she saved was this old woman in a winter coat and boots. Why she is at the beach in a winter coat and boots is beyond me. This is where I found out that this type of saving people doesn’t count towards Pep’s LTW so it’s probably not gonna get completed before Gen 2 takes over.

Odessa Winchester was the second (and last) person who Pep saved. This one did count towards her LTW thankfully.

After Odessa emerged from the water she passed out and needed saving again.

I played a little bit further but this chapter is already long enough so I’m gonna end it here.

Joins us next time to see the twins age into teenagers and maybe Bay too (depending on how long I play).

Points:

Self wetting (1) -5
For each sim failing school
For every game induced visit from a police officer, firefighter or babysitter (when you don’t call them but the game makes them come)
Passing Out
Accidental Deaths
Social Worker Visit

Every Birth (1) +5
Every Twin Birth (1) +10
Every Triplet Birth
Fulfilling LTW
For each Sim that gets on the honor roll (1) +5
Randomizing every LTW choice and trait for a whole generation of children
Not using spares Happiness points for a generation
Every 100,000 dollars

Painting of Torch holder somewhere in the house

Total points: 15

Chapter 1.4 – Hello Nooboo

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I last posted an update here. I got preoccupied by a bunch of things, mainly moving house (and not having internet for a week) and Hair retexturing (which took up a bunch of my time since I’m a perfectionist and nothing I ever do is good enough). These pictures are from nearly 2 months ago when I last played so bare with me if I can’t remember what the heck happened. I’m also watching The Walking Dead whilst writing this so if I seem a little over-emotional that’s why.

Let’s start this chapter with the best way to start a chapter shall we; adorable toddlers.

Someone really doesn’t like using the ‘big boy’ potty.

I sometimes forget Ivan’s childish but then he does something like this…

Ayden finally got over his bad mood at having to use the potty and was the first person to discover the playhouse Pep rolled a wish for when the twins were born.

N’aww doesn’t he look precious!

Business as usual, at least in this house.

It seems Ayden wasn’t too keen on being dragged away from his new toy to be taught how to speak.

These two pictures happened within hours of each other. I’d actually feel sorry for Pep if it wasn’t her own damn fault.

More skilling time for mommy.

Side note, I’m pretty sure this is the 3rd or 4th time Cat’s destroyed that rug. She never goes for anything else though.

Nooboo confirmed.

It better just be one in there, I stg! We can barely afford the two we have now nevermind more multiples.

Straight back to skilling for Pep whilst Ivan relaxes with his kids toys. All things considered these two are actually pretty good parents.

I’m sensing a new tradition starting here. Every time Pep’s pregnant she takes it out on Ivan by forcing him to work out.

Look no skill bar! Just in time too since the twins birthday is rapidly approaching.

I can’t exactly remember what I took this picture for but I’m guessing it was to show that Pep’s upgrading the shower because I’m sick of it always being dirty.

Is it that time already?

Please let it be one, please let it be one!

Pep: Are you quite done yet, I’m in pain here!

Well excuuuse me if I don’t want a house full of kids for my first generation.

Halle-frickin’-lujah.

Only one baby was born, a little girl named Bay who was born a disciplined clutz. +5

If you can’t tell by now my naming theme is the Alphabet but since I didn’t want 26 generations I’m doing every child under a different letter (unless they are multiples).

I was doing so well, don’t you dare give me my first fail!

Thankfully she made it to the toilet in time.

Yay! Birthday time for the twinsies.

Of course Pep does the honors, since she has the highest relationship with them because of skilling, whilst Ivan cheers in the background.

Sparkle butt Open-mouthed smile

(I may have forgotten to get a picture of Alyssa’s transition)

Ayden no, please don’t!

Anyway because he learned all his toddler skills I got to roll for his new trait.

He got *drumroll* Disciplined which joins his current Excitable and Evil traits.

Damn it Ayden! There goes the points I got from Bay’s birth –5

Whilst her twin was inside giving me my first ever fail Alyssa finished growing up outside.

I was able to roll her trait too so she got Loves the Cold which joins her Disciplined and Slob traits.

Ayden: That cake’s gonna make you fat

Alyssa: And that big mouth’s gonna get you no friends

Ah sibling, just aged up and already mocking each other.

Ayden: All parties are cancelled forever Angry smile

Ivan: Not my parties! What am I going to do with all my funny masks?!

Ayden: All hail the mighty King Ayden, ruler of all!

Ayden please be quiet, your sister is trying to sleep Sleepy smile

It was around about this point I realized we didn’t have enough money for beds or a room for the twins so they have sleeping bags in their favourite colours for now.

I can’t remember why Alyssa was woken up here but doesn’t she look adorable Red heart

Eventually everyone gets their butts to bed.

Pep’s still around and as gorgeous as ever

Pep: Damn straight

Her ego hasn’t shrunk any either I don't know smile

For once it isn’t Pep screaming at her crying infant. The rest of the family however are a different story.

I really need to rethink having Bay in the same massive room as everyone else.

Ivan eventually gets over his temper tantrum and deals with daughter but he took his sweet time in doing it.

Alyssa: How are you Ayden? Are you looking forward to going to school? I know I am! I’m gonna make so much friends…

Ayden: *to self* I wonder how much I’d get if I sold her.

After Alyssa’s attempt to bond with her brother he took her outside and pounded her with water balloons. She threw balloons at him to but none of them hit.

First day at school for the twins! Are you guys excited?

Ayden: Keep your eyes on her, watch her every move

Alyssa: Definitely

It worries me how much you distrust her

Ayden and Alyssa: Never trust a bus driver.

I think she should be more worried about you Ayden with you being evil and all but I digress.

I finally got around to building another room. As you can see I’d originally planned it for Ayden and Alyssa, hence the green and orange, but because Bay was constantly waking everyone up this is where she’ll sleep for now.

The family is still really struggling for money so Cat is still honing her hunting skill.

That hole is massive Cat! What are you planning to dig out of it, a T-rex?

Wait, can you actually dig out skeletons? That would be awesome!

On her journeys Cat found these two sleeping by the mail box. I don’t really blame them for not wanting to sleep in the house with Bay’s crying but they are seriously gonna freeze out there.

Way to go Ayden +5

Alyssa rolled this at the same time. I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to lock it in or not and if I did would it still count as randomising a whole generation.

Either way I locked it in since she wished for it.

I knew you’d freeze! Alyssa had already woken up and retreated inside the house but Ayden was still sound asleep outside. I was seriously panicking. I didn’t want to lose the kids!

 

And what were the doting parents doing whilst their son was freezing to death outside; exercising. Was there ever any doubt Sarcastic smile

 

After working out until he was fatigued Ivan then plopped himself down in front of the dolls house.

Ivan: Hey Mr green shirt, you remind me of someone

Could it be your son? Y’know, the son who is freezing to death outside?
Ivan: Nah, he’s fine in his bed.

*headdesk* Idiot!

Thankfully Ayden made it inside on his own a little while later. He skin was blue for a little while which worried me but he then went back to normal so it was all good. That is an experience I don’t want to repeat though.

Alyssa, who’s been in the house nearly all the time blissfully plays with her toys.

I love these kids! They tend to do their homework close to each other. It’s probably so Ayden can steal his sisters answers but it’s still precious.

Ivan: Is daddy’s little girl gonna stop crying? *Nervous tick* You gonna be a good girl and let us sleep?

Bay: *Baby babble*

Happy Birthday Bay!

Ivan looks deliriously happy for her to be growing up.

Ivan: Yay *to himself* I can finally get a good nights sleep

Please have pink hair! Please have pink hair!

Damn it!

Oh well, here’s Bay, who looks a whole lot like her big sister.

I’ll leave it here since I still need to edit the rest of the pictures I have. Expect the next chapter to be out sooner than this one since I’ve nothing to preoccupy me now.

Points:

Self wetting (1) -5
For each sim failing school
For every game induced visit from a police officer, firefighter or babysitter (when you don’t call them but the game makes them come)
Passing Out
Accidental Deaths
Social Worker Visit

Every Birth (1) +5
Every Twin Birth (1) +10
Every Triplet Birth
Fulfilling LTW
For each Sim that gets on the honor roll (1) +5
Randomizing every LTW choice and trait for a whole generation of children
Not using spares Happiness points for a generation
Every 100,000 dollars

Painting of Torch holder somewhere in the house

Total points: 10

Chapter 1.3 – Here comes trouble

Hello everyone and welcome back to another chapter of Berries of Insanity. Last time Pep married Ivan (who actually happens to be awesome around the house) after previously having trouble tracking him down. We ended last chapter with Pep unveiling her pregnancy so hopefully this time we’ll get to see some baby/ies.

Pep: Must…burn…off….baby….fat

You haven’t even had the baby yet

Pep: It’s…never…too…early

*sigh* Why must you be so weird?

Pep: So, it turns out I’m pregnant

Ivan: Awesome, who’s the dad?

*facepalm* She is so going to kill you!

Told ya

Pep: I’ll teach you to question my loyalty Angry smile

After being thoroughly punished by his wife Ivan then came in and started autonomously reading a pregnancy book. Much better!

I think someone is really trying to prove his usefulness around here.

Pep: This show’s a pain in the back

I’m pretty sure the expression is pain in the neck dear

Pep: Doesn’t matter, I don’t like it

Suck it up Cupcake, you’ll be watching it almost exclusively from now until you go into labour (I know I’m insane going from multiples the first time but no one ever accused me of being sensible Winking smile)

Pep: My puppy Sad smile

I’m sorry, she just seems to prefer Ivan.

D’aww they are still precious

Uh Pep, I’m not so sure that’s a good idea at your stage of pregnancy

Ivan: She’s fine

See, I told you!

Ivan: Crap, crap , crap, what have I done?!

Pep: Shut up both of you and get me to the damn hospital!!!

Unfortunately it was too late to take her to the hospital and she gave birth soon after.

This little man is Ayden Holly and his traits are *checks hastily written notes* Excitable and Evil. Oh, sound fun!

He wasn’t the only one born though and this little one is his twin sister Alyssa Holly who was born a Disciplined Slob. I’m not sure how those two go together but okay then. Technically Pep didn’t give birth to Alyssa, she just appeared on the floor. I think it’s a glitch or something because it happens to me all the time.

Pep I’m pretty sure that’s not how you carry a baby

Pep: Shhh, I know what I’m doing

Okay then, carry on. No wonder he was born evil with a mother like that.

Damn, you really don’t stop do you?

Pep: Gotta stay fit, y’know

O.O You literally just gave birth to TWO babies, you should be exhausted. Sim logic at it’s finest.

Ivan on the other hand proves to me that he is much more mentally sound than his wife by instantly taking care of his kids as soon as they need anything.

Ivan: Daddy wuvs his nooboos

Not that Peppermint every shows her appreciation.

Pep: Quick, run faster! If you so much as slow down we’re getting a divorce.

WTH Pep!

Pep: It’s called incentive

No it’s called being downright cruel

Pep: Someone shut this brat up!!

Dude, it’s not like you’re their mother or anything. You do something about her.

Pep: Oh dear Plumbob, I sacrifice this child to you. Please take her!

What are you doing with that poor infant?!

Pep: I’m doing something with her like you said

I didn’t mean that O.o

Ivan is always better than his wife, even with his slightly creepy smile.

They both manage to get back to bed without any fails. I feel like their dreams kind of sums up their entire personalities lately.

Aww, I guess Pep can be a good mum when she isn’t woken up in the middle of the night

She even takes the time to swap babies before she goes to talk to her husband.

Ivan: I saw you go all ape last night at Alyssa, pretty funny stuff

Pep: Yeah, funny *fake laugh*

As soon as Pep puts him down Ivan comes and scoops poor Ayden up again. I’m pretty sure he was exhausted at this point. Oh well, I’m just glad Ivan’s still helping out.

Alyssa’s up next it seems. I’m definitely sensing a pattern here.

Ivan: zzz Baseball’s are awesome zzz

I’m pretty sure you’re missing work bud

Ivan: *springs out of bed* Crap I am, gtg

Bye Ivan, see you later, hope you can nab yourself another promotion Open-mouthed smile

Nothing important must’ve happened whilst Ivan was away because the next picture I have is of these two.

Pep: C’mere baby, let’s try that thing we did when we made the kids

Ivan: Oh the thing where you put…

TMI TMI I’m gonna go before I hear something I don’t need to.

After their little rendezvous it was time to age up the babies to slightly bigger babies.

You better not fail on me Ivan, I swear!

Here’s Ayden in all his unrivalled adorableness Red heart (who said I’ve already got a favourite. Not me, no siree)

 

Of course, Alyssa was up next because Ivan wouldn’t take her so they could age up at the same time.

Okay, Alyssa’s a cutie too.

And they finally sleep through the night too which means no more getting on mommy’s bad side Party smile

As a side note I absolutely adore Alyssa’s kitty jammies.

Alyssa: I hungy *pout*

Someone please feed this child before I die from the cute

Daddy to the rescue again!

Cat: My family! Death’s not taking any of them

Aww, you’re so sweet Cat but don’t worry, Death hopefully won’t be coming for a long time yet. Red heart

Pep: C’mon Liss, say ‘Car’ for mummy.

Alyssa: No

Pep: *sigh* At least it’s a word

Ivan is finally able to get back to his favourite pastime too after he feeds his son.

Wait a sec…Cat you are so in for it! I liked that rug.

Next up, potty training for our little princess which didn’t go any easier than the talking. I’m pretty sure she’s just being stubborn because it’s not her daddy teaching her.

Pep: So…crepes, their awesome, huh?

Poor Pep, she’s running on empty. I feel kind of bad because it’s my fault she had twins.

She did get a little break when her friend Tatiana walked by. If you can’t tell Tatiana is pregnant.

Pep: Teddy bears, I love them. I should really get some for my brats…uh…kids.

Nice save there, genius *eyeroll*

Pep: Let’s play rock, paper, scissors if I win you have to take my place and look after my kids.

Tatiana: That doesn’t seem fair

Pep: Tough, it’s a deal

Thankfully Pep lost, although she wasn’t a good sport about it.

Pep: Wait, you’re pregnant? I just thought you were fat.

Tatiana: …

Pep: Are you sure you’re pregnant? Let me listen to be sure. Oh, the baby says you’re pregnant and fat.

How do you even have friends in the first place Disappointed smile Suffice to say, Tatiana left shortly after that. Pep you seriously suck around people.

Ivan: Who’s daddies little angel?

Alyssa: ‘Liss is

Ivan: Yes she is *tickles*

Alyssa: The yellow shape is a triangle and the triangle goes…it goes in my mouth *noms*

Somehow Peppermint hasn’t scared Ivan off yet like she does with everyone else, even though she chose to make out with him near a toilet that looks about to start it’s own ecosystem.

Ah, true love, able to see past the most disgusting things.

I’ll leave you guys with this picture. I really hope this doesn’t accidently end up in a lullaby.

Points:

Self wetting
For each sim failing school
For every game induced visit from a police officer, firefighter or babysitter (when you don’t call them but the game makes them come)
Passing Out
Accidental Deaths
Social Worker Visit

Every Birth
Every Twin Birth (1) +10
Every Triplet Birth
Fulfilling LTW
For each Sim that gets on the honor roll
Randomizing every LTW choice and trait for a whole generation of children
Not using spares Happiness points for a generation
Every 100,000 dollars

Painting of Torch holder somewhere in the house

Total points: 10

Yes, we’re finally in the positives I wonder how long that’ll last.