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07 July 2014 @ 09:44 am
The Oceanside Project: Firestone Part 2  


"So Fast, So Furious" Part 2

Monday, Day Eight

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With the overgrown bushes, weeds, and the junky car the Firestones have the worst front yard in Oceanside.

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Connor's on diaper duty while Selena's passed out on the back deck.

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Second pregnancies are really hard for the women of Oceanside. I'm scared to see what their third pregnancies will look like!

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After Selena's "nap" the couple has a chance to sit down and eat breakfast together. Connor starts his new job today at the shop.

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As Selena goes back to bed, Connor practices his sales pitch in the mirror.

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Then he's off to his first day at work!

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Selena calls Angie over to help her out with Nico. What is the first thing Angie did? Get to work on Selena's unkempt lawn! Angie is the best sim in this whole neighborhood!!

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Selena's best friend Minka Yomoshoto comes by to help Selena with Nico's birthday party. Minka is still pretty upset about the whole Kendrick and Brodie thing but she's here to help her bestie no matter what.

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*double waddling cuteness*

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Hey Lars Shadow, mailman, what's with the face?
Lars: This yard is atrocious! They should be fined! They're bringing all of our property values down!
You are right *even though you have no property to worry about*. A new law will be made that if a resident does not keep their yard tidy for 4 consecutive days they will be fined 500 simoleons!

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Connor gives the ring back to the customer. He's not a thief like that Vivian Landgraab!

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Ugh... we need that money, though :(

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Now we know the REAL reason for the cleaning spree. Angie thinks Selena is hawt!

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A tired Selena heads to bed for a quick nap before the birthday party.

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Minka, the awesome bestie that she is, invites over all of Selena's and Connor's friends as well as the toddlers. She even invites Kendrick and his floozy. Minka is the bigger person after all.

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Then she goes to work making the hot dogs for the guests.

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Kendrick and Brodie barely get on the lot before they start pawing all over each other.

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Connor returns home just in time for the party and the cake!

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I don't know what happened. I don't know if it was the Kendrick and Brodie love-fest or if she was afraid to throw a party, but Minka lost it.

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So I checked her panel and I saw this. This happened before she caught Kendrick and Brodie woohooing at Gwyneth Landgraab's transition party. That seals the deal. Kendrick only wants to be with Brodie!

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"Everybody dance now!"

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Angie's working it!

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Minka thoughtfully put the cake on the beach, Connor's favorite place.

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Transition Time!

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Yay Nico!

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Nico immediately starts whining about being stinky. Must be Monday.

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For the first time ever the other toddlers make it to the beach in time for the transition, even if they're only there to eat the sand.

While everyone's wishing Nico happy birthday...

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Minka is having a melt-down!

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After having a "session" with the imaginary therapist Minka seems to be on the mend.

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Everyone tries to pretend they didn't see what they just saw.

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Connor scoops up Nico to take him to the bathroom for his makeover when...

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Therapist: I just fixed her! Did you break her again?!
I didn't do anything! She just went to the bathroom and fell out on the floor. Fix her better this time!
Therapist: *grumbles*

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Therapist: I see what the problem is. She needs a job and an SO that doesn't cheat on her!

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Minka: Thank you Doctor!

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Thank goodness it was only Connor that saw her go crazy the second time...

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Nico Firestone is a 6-3-4-2-10 Pisces. He's interested in entertainment, travel, and Sci-Fi but his dream hobby is Tinkering like his dad. He's friendly like his mom and rebellious like his father.

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Everyone's friend Angie Killeen tries to cheer up Minka with tickles, but Minka is not having any of that right now :(

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Soon the bathroom becomes the hot spot that everyone wants to be at. Minka is trapped in the room with a bunch of girls she doesn't know or like. Apparently there's a meeting in the ladies' room.

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Selena woke up sometime between Nico's transition and Minka's meltdowns. To celebrate Nico's birthday Selena lights the firecracker that she bought on her trip to the Oceanside Fire Station.

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Wooooo! Too bad you're the only one outside that can see it!

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Like they would be anywhere else.

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Sadie: The something-on-your-shirt gag, she totally fell for it! Sadie!
You're the president of The Against The Mean Girls Club. Why are you acting like a Mean Girl?!

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Sadie: That shit was funny!
Becca: *fumes*

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Thank goodness that's over!

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The Firestones almost forgot to pay their taxes. Yep. That's all they got to give.

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Lucky for them, Vivian Landgraab was so annoyed by their crappy lawn that she took it upon herself to prune and pull weeds.

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Tuesday, Day Nine

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Don't you just love it when you're trying to sleep and some baby crawls in crying because he wants to be bigger?

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It's birthin' time!

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Here he is! Vin (because who has the time to pronounce Vince) Firestone has his father's tan skintone and his mother's dark brown eyes and black hair.

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W-Where are you going Selena? Don't you want to hold and cuddle your newborn son?
Selena: Yeah, fuck that I'm going back to sleep.
Alrighty then...

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That's OK Selena. Connor is here to care for the little one. He's so freaking happy! Even the painting behind him is happy!

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Nico found the robot toy that he got for his birthday. It's his new favorite thing!

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Connor's already in pretty good shape but he knows, with this new job, that he has to be fit. A little jump rope before work should help him lean up.

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Oh no! The hyena is back!


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AWWWWW! What was I worried for? The hyena just wants love too ^.^

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Selena: *doesn't even care that a wild dog could eat her son*

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Look out now! Connor has reached maximum buffness!

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However he didn't gain a body skill point before having to go to work.

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With both boys safely tucked away from wild dingo-hyenas, Selena relaxes a bit and resumes studying Parenting. Hey Selena, is there a chapter there that tells you not to leave a toddler alone with a strange animal?

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Vin's wailing finally brought mother and son together.

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And Angie was called once again to help Selena out.

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A bit of a delayed reaction but, yes Connor, you are rather fit.

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I guess he wanted to flex his other muscle...

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eep! While you too are making woohoo Vin is starving to death! I don't know what's going on with these parents!

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Don't worry baby, Selena's coming to feed you!

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Hunger crisis averted!

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Nico: *cries because he's about to piss himself*
Connor: Sorry Bro, the ocean is calling me.

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He seriously went surfing instead of taking care of his kid!

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Eventually Selena grabs Nico, cleans him up...

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and feeds him.

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Thank you all for reading! ^.^

Notes: Even though Selena owns the Primary and Secondary Schools she cannot "claim" them as her businesses until they are unlocked (i.e. count towards how many businesses owned). Technically I shouldn't count the school field either, but I think other sims will want to go to play sports, etc. so I'm letting her count that one.

The Schools and the Field are "Government" buildings so they are owned by Selena but she does not have to pay taxes on them (or pay back the loan she had to get to buy them). Same goes for the Bank, Post Office and the Fire Station. Oceanside Customs, Goodacre's Grocery Store, and the Church are not and therefore the loan needs to be repaid and taxes collected.

With Minka's double breakdown she is one more breakdown away from opening the Therapist career for another sim. Yay?

Credits: Oceanside Customs' exterior is modeled after George Wilson's Garage from the movie The Great Gatsby (the Leonardo DiCaprio one). The Auto Mechanic career is by Charleeheart at MTS. Castaway Stories Hyenas can be found here on MATY.

Current Music: Move Bitch by Ludacris
didilysquatdidilysquat on July 10th, 2014 03:32 am (UTC)
I actually had a moment's panic for you when you said Noelee was the driver, thinking *you're not supposed to do that!!* and then I read your PSA and breathed a sigh of relief. :P Your lots look great, as usual. Really like the auto shop. And the toddlers are all so cute! Even though eating sand is disgusting, bleargh! Great update! :D
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on July 10th, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)
Yep, Noelee's just a clone, not the actual driver :) I am adding NPCs as playables to Oceanside but only the safe ones! I definitely do not want anyone else messing up their game so if anyone reading this is curious there is a list of safe and unsafe NPCs here: http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Issues_Regarding_NPCs

After playing a few houses having toddlers over I've now learned that you need some kind of food for them to eat or they'll eat the pet food or the sand. I think it's super funny and super realistic!

Thank you ^.^

braxenbraxen on July 11th, 2014 09:20 am (UTC)
Of course their son is called Vin instead of Vince. :D Love The Fast and The Furious theme here. I actually get the urge to re-watch the film.

Another thing I love with this hood is how they all live in from the beginning almost identical houses, that you've decorated so they fit the different families. Just the different versions of that kitchen have inspired me a lot (home decoration = not my forte)
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on July 12th, 2014 05:56 pm (UTC)
Fast & Furious is my favorite film franchise! Connor and his children are a definite nod to it :)

Thank you! I'm glad I inspired you ^.^
Even though they are all in the same "model" house I tried to have each condo match the owner's personality. I was surprised how I can use the same layout/items in the kitchen (Buggy Booz's Kitchen Basic sets) and they can still look fairly different. Selena's house is my favorite. I also REALLY like Matisse's version which you will see shortly.
Simlilisimlili on August 5th, 2014 08:18 am (UTC)
Oh man, that video (Meeting in the ladies' room) !!!

And like Didily said, all your lots look great but how awesome it is to theme each of them like that, this Mexican atmosphere looks great.
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on August 5th, 2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you ^.^

I used to play that song all the time when I was little. My friends and I had a little routine to it. I, of course, was Bernadette (the "Don't slap me" lady) :P