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16 August 2014 @ 11:11 am
The Oceanside Project: Troubadour  


"Rock Out With Your Coffee Out"

Warnings: woohoo, excessive smooching, over-priced coffee, bad poetry, face melting.

Previously on The Oceanside Project: Troubadour ...

Saturday, Day 6

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Kendrick Troubadour - resident heart-breaker, newspaper thief, and musician wakes up late in the day and starts banging on his drum. His goal: to max out his music enthusiasm to open the Music career.

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Well done Kendrick! You are now officially a musician!

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Kendrick keeps banging away and receives another creativity point.

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With a new career Kendrick will also get his own business!

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Kendrick wants to celebrate his new career (and new business) so he calls up his best girl mail carrier Brodie Mason and asks her out on a date.

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Being the non-cooking cheapskate that he is Kendrick busts out the finest insta-meal for the occasion.

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Brodie's not that impressed.

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But we are talking about Kendrick "Smooth-Talking" Troubadour. A simple rose makes Brodie forget all about her nasty meal.

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Even though it goes against all of his Romance Sim ways, Kendrick knows that Brodie is the right girl for him. He doesn't want to get married or anything but he also doesn't want to lose her like he lost Minka.

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Brodie however wants a more permanent relationship.

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Sunday, Day 7

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Brodie rises early and heads home, presumably to take care of their daughter Aria.

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But first she picks long stemmed roses to give to her man.

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Kendrick finally wakes up (he sure does live up to his Night-owl trait) and heads downstairs for brunch.

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Kendrick really wanted to open up a bar for his first business but the Welcome Wagon wouldn't allow a bar on the mainland. They voted for a coffee house instead. Architect Fitz Biltmore built a nice little cafe for Kendrick next door to Connor Firestone's auto repair shop.

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Since it's his day off, Kendrick heads down to his newly built coffee house which he names The Troubadour Cafe.

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But first can I just show you this? He fears falling out of love with Minka ;_;

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The Troubadour Cafe is located next door to Oceanside Customs on Biltmore Highway. It serves the finest island-grown coffee in Oceanside.

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The best part of the coffee house, according to Kendrick, is the stage where he can sing, play guitar or drums, and recite poetry to his adoring fans.

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Kendrick's first order of business -- melting faces!

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Firefighter Sadie Biltmore and mechanic Connor Firestone quickly pick out their favorite blends and are Kendrick's first customers.

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Brodie shows up to sing a little diddy. Kendrick loves listening to Brodie sing.

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Kendrick gets the bright idea that maybe Brodie can help him around the shop. That way, on their down time, they can also perform on stage together!

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Kendrick assigns Brodie to barista. Brodie is more than happy to help Kendrick out. Now she gets to spend even more time with him.

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Kendrick resumes rocking out status.

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Vivian: Can I have a one ounce sugar-free, non fat Simicano hold the foam?

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Brodie: *eyes glaze over*

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Brodie: 20 Simoleons...

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Over-priced coffee definitely satisfies Vivian Landgraab's snootiness meter.

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Kendrick sees his ex Minka's new love interest Achilles Brook struggling to find the perfect bag of coffee to bring home and heads outside to help him out. Kendrick doesn't hold any ill will towards Achilles. He and Minka were already dunzo long before Achilles came around.

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After scarfing down her Simicano, Vivian tries her hand at poetry...

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Vivian: Oh I am not another pretty face. If you get out of line I will put you in our place...

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Vivian: If you refuse to pay your taxes, into prison goes your asses.


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Customers are buying bags of coffee like crazy! Kendrick might actually have a profitable business soon.

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Kendrick assigns Brodie to the register for a bit so she can get cashiering experience as well.

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While Kendrick restocks the rapidly diminishing supply of coffee.

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Kendrick closes for the night and gives his lady love a warm thank you kiss for helping him out.

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While Kendrick's still walking home, Brodie sneaks in and leaves a 44" TV for him! MARRY THIS GIRL!!

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Monday, Day 8

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Kendrick pays his taxes before heading to work.

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Yay! Kendrick receives a promotion on his first day!

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In order to tune those pianos correctly Kendrick must learn the mechanical aspect of the instrument. He studies all night long.

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Then it's bed time.

Tuesday, Day 9

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Another day off for Kendrick...

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So he heads back to The Troubadour Cafe!

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And back to the drums!

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His sister Matisse's new boyfriend Kent Healey strolls into the cafe looking lost. Dude, there's coffee everywhere. Pick one!

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Kendrick is great schmoozing with the customers. He's earning loyalty stars and best friends by the truckload.

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But he still needs to be faster at ringing up customers.

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Yay another perk!

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Kendrick has at least one fangirl in driver Noelee Andrews.

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Yeah, you better watch that one Brodie.

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Minka Yomoshoto stops by but seems too afraid to enter Kendrick's cafe even though she really wants a bag of vanilla roast.

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Soon it's closing time at the cafe.

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Kendrick restocks...

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and walks home in the rain.

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Way to go Kendrick!

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Back at home Kendrick invites Brodie over again. After spending all this time together this week, Kendrick wants to take their relationship to the next level. He even tries to cook her a homemade meal.

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You know how that went...

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At dinner Kendrick asks her to move in with him!

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Of course Brodie says yes!

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Aria: Hello? Hello? Someone? Anyone?!

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Don't worry baby girl. After some remodeling and merging of Brodie's stuff with Kendrick's, Aria is rescued and placed in her crib in her new room.

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And Mom and Dad check out their new room downstairs...

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Thank you for reading!

Itoho'wohellosunnydai on August 16th, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)
This was such a nice,sweet,calm update! especially compared too some previous ones.i enjoy them all though.and i dont if i've mention this but your decorating skills is amazing,the houses and coffee shop are so appeasing to my eyes...like wow.right color and everything goes together smoothly.
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on August 16th, 2014 11:31 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you so much ^.^

Surprisingly no drama from Kendrick and Brodie! That's how I know they're meant to be together.
didilysquatdidilysquat on August 17th, 2014 04:09 am (UTC)
The coffee shop is perfect! And ha ha, I feel the same way when Sims come into a business looking all lost and confused. You found your way to a coffee shop, there's coffee everywhere...where is the issue here? Oh Sims. :)
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on August 17th, 2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you ^.^
The worst part is when they're standing OUTSIDE of the store saying "I can't find what I'm looking for" and I'm yelling at them "GO INSIDE GOOFBALL!"
Simlilisimlili on August 17th, 2014 12:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, Kendrick.. Nothing says "let's get this done with and skip to the bedroom part" like serving insta-meals. Real smooth :D
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on August 17th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
HaHa! He's hopeless :)
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darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on August 19th, 2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jean ^.^

Those baby chimes were all Brodie. As soon as she moved in she tried for baby on her own! I moved them in together because Kendrick is ALWAYS all over her and I hate trying to take care of a baby/toddler with only one parent (so hard!) And plus now another NPC can take her old place :) But I don't think there will be a marriage. Every time they go on dates the first fear that Kendrick rolls is get married and/or get engaged to Brodie.
Itoho'wohellosunnydai on August 18th, 2014 03:46 pm (UTC)
No problem!
braxenbraxen on October 6th, 2014 04:28 pm (UTC)
I didn’t expect romance sim Kindrick to actually ask Brody to move in, but the aspiration really doesn?t seem to be that important to the sims. I’ve had romance sims being totally faithful and almost never rolling any wished about other sims. That’s what I like about the game (especially with all the mods added) , it is unpredictable and therefore entertaining.
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on October 7th, 2014 09:03 am (UTC)
Surprisingly Kendrick is much more of a one-gal kind of guy for a romance sim. Brodie seems to be the one for him. He looks at a lot of other girls but always goes back to Brodie ^.^ Definitely makes the game more entertaining.