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Pomerantz Legacy ISBI 2.3



*kicks open door* I'M BACK! Geez, it's been awhile! Life has been busy but not too bad, although trying to nail down my grad school situation has been driving me nuts. On the sims front: I did a lot of work on my game! I overhauled my game lighting and cut out a good five gigs of CC, neither of which is apparent until sometime next update but I'm saying it now 'cause I'm secretly proud of myself for getting all that done. AND I NEED TO SOMEHOW JUSTIFY THAT LEVEL OF DORKINESS.

AND NOW, A RECAP BECAUSE IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME. Click here for some musical accompaniment.





Theodora and Cashlin are terrible parents!



And also murderers, because this guy totally died in their front yard. And he is PISSED ABOUT IT!





This leads to the untimely deaths of the family's evil nanny and Aidan...



...which summons THE CPS. DUN DUN DUN. Oh man, is that even terrifying anymore after the sixteen or whatever visits that happened last legacy?



Social Worker: Hi, care to explain how your son managed to starve to death under your care? And don't say 'ghost murder'.
Cashlin: BUT IT'S TRUE LOOK BEHIND YOU



Social Worker: Yeah, we're not falling for that one again.
THIEF: BOOGABOOGABOOGABOOOOOOOOOO!
Cashlin: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH OH FUCK MY ASS
Social Worker: Still don't belieeeeeeeve yooooouuu~!



So their convo is cut a little short due to Cashlin dropping dead. Really, the lengths some people will go to to get out of answering to the government! >:( And unfortunately, he's toast: Theodora is completely passed out and Sean no longer has his emergency action (I forget what I used it on, probably something dumb like catching the carpool). HOW UNFORTUNATE, REST IN PEACE POOR SWEET CASHLIN.



Social Worker Lady goes to scream at a new victim before carting the kids off with her. I was just so done at that point that I didn't even get a picture of their walk of shame to the car.



Theodora: Morning! watimiss?
SO. I suppose I could continue on with only Theo and Sean, and I DID tell myself I wouldn't reset if something bad happened... but fuck it, I'm giving myself a second chance! Time paradox!





We return to right before Aidan was scared to death. And just in time too: LOOK AT THAT PEDOTERRORIZER SMILE ON HIS FACE. WHAT A CREEPER.



*grab* *delete*



And guess which stupid jerk is back! Unfortunately I saved after evil nanny died, so she doesn't get to make a return appearance.





Also making a special reappearance: the bun in Theo's oven! Man, this pregnancy is really kicking her ass.



What's a girl to do? Perhaps listen to a beautiful (and unsolicited) operatic solo...
Sean: O SOOOOOOOOOLE MIIIIIIIIIIIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOO



Sean: I WON'T DENY IT, NOT TRYING TO HIDE IT, I'M A SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE 4 U!



Theodora: Oh my god. He's finally snapped. Just keep smiling, just keep smiling...



Theodora: YES, THAT'S VERY NICE DEAR! NOW BACK AWAY, VERY SLOWLY



Come on, this girl isn't so hard to please. She's perfectly content with dinner and a show!



Here is Aidan crumpling up his report card for whatever reason, probably because he got a B+ and OH NO CAN'T BRING THAT HORRIBLE GRADE BACK HOME



Nadia: Hi Aidan!
Aidan: DON'T SAY HI TO ME. I KNOW I'M A FAILURE. I SEE IT IN YOUR EYES.



To his credit, Aidan isn't a shitty kid about homework and will happily sit down with his mom to work on it.



Until Theodora throws an angsty tanty about it. Who's the shitty kid now?



Actually, I bet Aidan can never finish his homework because A HUNDRED PEOPLE CALL TO TALK TO SEAN EVERY DAMN DAY! Seriously, the phone rings off the hook from 2pm on into the evening, it's terrible.



Nadia: Sean, all the kids at school say Mom is a dirty cheater. Why is she?



Sean: Have you seen who she's married to?
Cashlin: BAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
Theodora: oh my gOD SHUT UUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPP



I don't think Nadia likes that answer.



Nadia: He might hate Mom, but he doesn't hate me!
Cashlin: *ignores as usual*



Nadia: Dad, can I have a hug?
Cashlin: WOW DAMN YOU'RE DEMANDING, DO YOU WANT A CREDIT CARD AND SOME BAIL MONEY NEXT?



Sad Nadia: *grows sadder*
Awwwwww! :(



Cashlin: HELP, SHE'S STILL STANDING IN MY PERSONAL SPACE!
And she's just the cutest invader ever!



Here's your daily reminder that Nadia is absolutely nothing like her dad, in case you needed it. Which you really didn't.



Nadia: Oh no! I'll never beat Deep Blue at this rate!



Slicing Cashlin's head open on the table? That's nice, Sean.



Pancakes for breakfast! Theodora must really need to bribe the kids today!



Theodora: Nadia, you're going to be a big sister. I'm pregnant!
Cashlin: And I had nothing to do with it! :D



Theodora: HAHAHAHAHA OH YOUR DAD IS SUCH A KIDDER. How about you go do some of that homework you're so good at!!
Nadia: YAY!



Nerd child! Nerdiest little nerd child!



Theodora: ATTENTION ALL FUCKING ANNOYING CHILDREN, PLEASE STEP OFF OF THE BED



Theodora somehow hates his bed-jumping even more than I do.



Theodora: If I brought him into this world, I can take him out of it.



Aidan: HAHAHA JUST KIDDING MOM I DON'T LIKE JUMPING ANYMORE! :D



The new nanny showed up at the house! Her sunglasses let you know that she is TOTALLY RADICAL™.



New Nanny: THIS IS MY TURF NOW! YOU CAN JUST TAKE YOUR TINY PENIS AND STEP ON OUTTA HERE



New Nanny: That's right. WELCOME TO THE OWN ZONE, POPULATION: YOU.
Sean: Uh... okay then.



New Nanny: BUT YOU, YOU ARE GREAT
She lavishes Theodora with praise for the better part of an hour, for no reason. Yeah, New Nanny kinda creeps me out.



Please, I'm not convinced by that bitchface. This is all his fault for making friends with tons of annoying elementary schoolchildren and balding old men in the first place.



Maybe if someone called for Aidan it wouldn't be so bad, because let's be real here, you know he has no friends at school. He doesn't even talk to his family as it is. His only interaction is with his stupid bear.



Aidan: I don't need friends. I have Beary.
Hmmmmm, if you say so!



Chance card time! I would've told Sean to be nice, but I HAVE been watching him kick Cashlin's ass in every room in the house so please, he's totally the type to play dirty.



And it works out in his favor! I wish it would've been a promotion, though... D:



There's finally one glorious morning where everyone has left for work or school, leaving Theodora with some actual time to herself without slaving over everything.



Of course, this just means that the baby has to pick NOW to barrel out of her uterus and interrupt her well-deserved nap. THE RIDE NEVER ENDS!



New Nanny: AWWWWWW THIS IS NOT IN MY CONTRACT!



Theodora and Sean's baby is a girl, Molly! Same coloring as Theodora. Yeah, the genetic diversity is NOT strong this generation!



Theodora: Heheheh... just as planned.
What plan is that, you say?





Oh yeah! The juice is LOOSE, baby!





You may remember that Theodora "Hate Every Man" Pomerantz took a very long time to actually kick off the legacy, so she's already dangerously close to becoming an elder. Having Molly gave her just enough aspiration points to get the elixir of life she needed. GAMEPLAY STRATZ!



Cashlin: HONK HONK HONK HOOOOOONK HONK HONK HONKHONKHONKHONKHONK
God I hope that's how they drove the whole way home.



Kid: Hi sir! Hi! Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!
Sean: Who the hell is that?



Apparently that would be Rove Douch(e). lol. i'm twelve



Ohhhhh, THAT'S a new one. Cashlin's only fought with Sean up until now!



Theodora: He pushed me? THIS MEANS I CAN'T LOVE HIM ANYMORE
YOU TWO WERE STILL A THING IN YOUR BRAIN?



I used some spare cash to finally buy another dining chair. Now everyone can fit around the kitchen table!



Well, almost everyone.



WTF #1: That's not your kid? You don't even like each other??



WTF #2: DAMNIT, THEO. GET BETTER PRIORITIES.



Aidan: AW HELLZ YEAH THE JUMPIN' IS GOOD TODAY
Radical Nanny seems to like Aidan, so she hangs out with him instead of doing anything important.



Radical Nanny: That's 'cause babies are lame-o!
Molly: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA CHANGE MY DIAPER YOU OLD HAG



Feeding the stinky baby! Smartz!



Radical Nanny: EWWW! This baby's butt smells TOTALLY grody. But why...?
SMARTZ!



Molly: That does it. FUUUUUUCK THIS. *THROW*



I still need the nanny because neither of these fucknuts are going to do anything productive with their time, I can tell you that much.



Theodora: Excuse me. Can everyone just stop so I can read in peace?



Sean: Aww, do you need to turn that frown upside-down? Need a visit from MR. TEDDY BEAR???



Theo eventually gives up and goes to watch TV with Levi outside. I don't think I've ever seen an animal who likes the television this much.



Mittens: PSSSSSSSSSST. Are you seeing this? That dog is WATCHING TV.



Theodora: Listen, if I could find a man who was worthy of my untouched bajingo, then a dog can watch TV. ~ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE~



Hey, it's Molly's birthday! That was fast!



And they miiiiight have hit the sauce beforehand to celebrate.
Theodora: hic jUST A LIL' BIT!!!!



Molly: AAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Theodora: CUZ I MEAN DAMN THIS BABY CAN PARTY LOL



KERBAMF!



Dawwwhawhawww! What a cute baby! Like her half-siblings before her, she looks a lot like Theo.



She had an impromptu adorable cuddle session with the bear so maybe she's nicer than her mom, at least!



Aidan: I CAUGHT YOU, BEARY! I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN WITH MOLLY. HOW COULD YOU BETRAY ME LIKE THIS!!



Aidan: Wait Beary, I'm sorry. You know I love you, Beary. I love you. I love you. I love you.



Meanwhile, the booze-n-cake wombo combo finally catches up to Theo. Happens to the best of us! (Or maybe just me. cough.) I think it's a good time to stop! Sorry for the long break, but thanks for still sticking with it and reading anyway. :D See you next time!

+ Pomerantz ISBI Stats +

Torch-Holders:1
LTWs Achieved:0
Self-Wettings:0
Pass-Outs:1
Food Naps:3
Fires:0
Fights:3 → 23
Shrink Visits:2
Repossessions:1
Accidental Deaths:1 → 2
Social Worker Kidnappings:2
Elixir of Life Uses:2

I'm pretty sure I missed taking some pictures of Sean and Cashlin's fighting so that number should be even higher.
Tags: !legacy: pomerantz
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YES FINALLY YOU ARE AN ANGEL
LMAO! And lo, on this day, an angel hath said, "Let there be an update to this glorified computer game fanficition..."

rabit169

1 year ago

There you are! :o I thought you ran away or something! *hugs* well good to see you - & good to see the insanity in your game never changes either lols.

Omg that graphic you did on Molly lol XD
*hug* I've been busy! Or working on my game, THAT never changes either haha!

I don't think I ever really appreciated Photoshop before I knew how to 'shop a baby with a bottle of vodka.

getmygameonn

1 year ago

raemia

1 year ago

Possibly the best choice of "Previously On" theme music EVER. You make me want to try to fix my game... again.
ISN'T IT! It's just a great recap song!

Oh, fixing anything with this game just sucks balls but getting it running again makes it almost worth it! What happened with your game (again)?

canderous

1 year ago

raemia

1 year ago

Oooooh! Our favourite two-timing Torch Holder is back to suffer! :D :D :D

Wow, Aidan died?! I told you it was a dangerous name for a twin to have!

Bye Cashlin! :D :D :D Oh, joy. He's back.

Poor Nadia, but this family is just too hilarious!

Theodora: Nadia, you're going to be a big sister. I'm pregnant!

Cashlin: And I had nothing to do with it! :D


x) x) x) x)

You know Sean had the driver going extra slowly all the way home, just to get on Cashlin's nerves! And probably the nerves of everyone who got caught behind Cashlin.

Why do I have a feeling that the nanny's been smoking some really fat joints in her time?

THAT BIRTHDAY PICTURE, THO!

Awww, Molly's adorable!

raemia

May 2 2015, 20:26:01 UTC 1 year ago Edited:  May 2 2015, 20:26:34 UTC

Hi!! How've you been? Did your computer learn to make peace with the TS2 cds? :p

You were right, it WAS dangerous! I just couldn't leave him dead! I could take or leave Cashlin, though...

Why do I have a feeling that the nanny's been smoking some really fat joints in her time?

Because you know it's totally true and she and Molly would go and hotbox the bathroom together. Trufax!

tigerannesims2

1 year ago

raemia

1 year ago

I feel like Radical Nanny is just trying to get into the house as spouse #3 so she can live out her life and die. Then come back as a ghost and kill people. You can see it in her eyes :P

I also love the music that goes along with this episode. Makes things even better and here I thought it wasn't possible!
Hey, that's a great idea! Maybe she'd be down for a little seducing from Theo? so I can get her cash? Hopefully her rad 'tude wouldn't translate into horribly vicious ghost. D:
I haven't even left a comment on this legacy yet! It's awesome though, super fun to read as expected of the great raemia, lol. I'm thinking about doing my own legacy project simply because it looks so fun when you do it. ^^
Ahhh, thanks! 8D If it's fun to read then I'm doing my job right, haha! Legacies are a ton of work to post but honestly, writing them is so much fun. Try it out!
lol Well the kids seem to be really well-adjusted for an ISBI. Can't say the same for Theo's babydaddies though! :D

And I totally would've cheated with the social worker too. SECOND CHANCES FOR EVERYONE!
I totally missed your other post, how are you?! 8D Yeah, somehow I FINALLY finished the Almassys and then started moving through this one at a glacial pace... maybe it'll take me less than four years now? hopefully?

I was trying to be good about not cheating but man, that ghost death was just bullcrap. Plus... losing the very first kids of the legacy is really demoralizing... D:

silvereriena

1 year ago

Yassss, just what I needed to break up the monotony of my final essay! Theo looks like she's about to rip that bears head off. To be fair though, I think I'd look the same if someone shoved a bear in my face while I was trying to read.
Ooooh, final essay time? Good luck with writing it, I know it's a tough slog to get through! There's quite a few pictures of Theo giving that bear a DEATHGLARE that I took and yeah, she really did not appreciate having a study partner!
Hey Raemia,

I'm very new to using non-Sims-2-base-game face templates, and wanted to ask you how you install the various different face templates in your resources tab to your game since many of defaults cannot be installed at the same time.

Thanks :D
Hi! You're correct -- I only use one face template set at a time; I leave all the extra sets in a separate folder outside of my game files. I just swap in a new set whenever I want to change around the faces.

RE: Face Templates (off topic)

Anonymous

1 year ago

AHHHH LEGACY UPDATE AHHHHHH BABY WITH SMIRNOFF AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH RADICAL NANNY *skateboards into the void, screaming because raemia updated and my life is complete*
*yells into void* DON'T FORGET YOUR HELMET!! SAFETY FIRST

(thanks for reading!!)
I'm late enough in commenting to make the following astute and eloquent statement:

lul u haz neu layout! i luffz!!1 teh bannr iz teh awesomez@@!!! is makeing me type in lolspeak! Seriously, good job!

Oh man, the chicken thief "lives" on to become even more of a nuisance! Are you going to keep him on the lot or pack off his non-corporeal ass to a graveyard?

YOU CHEATED. loljk who am I to talk? I haven't faced the social worker in my ISBI yet, so how do I know I won't do the same thing? XD And why lose those kids? They're SOoOoO cute! I didn't know you could grab and delete ghosts.

Ugh I hate bed jumping, too. I finally had to get a mod to stop that garbage. That's all Rory Dimwit could do. D:

Not gonna lie: I love the new nanny!

You definitely start to feel sorry for your poor torch holder having to do everything. I felt really sorry for how hard Pip had to work to take care of his brood of idiots! (And I actually didn't just typo his name for a change! APOCALYPSE! IT COMES!)

Molly! I can't! *dies of the cute*
This is pretty overly optimistic of me but I'm hoping this means you're feeling a bit better, I wasn't sure if you'd be able to comment on anything! Migraines suck balls, I know that fun firsthand, but dealing with a longterm one sounds like a whole 'nother level of awful. I hope it goes away soon!

Thanks! 8D I didn't want to get rid of my old layout, but it slowly became more and more broken to use due to tiny LJ fiddlings so I've finally traded up to a much newer one. Making the banner helped the heartbreak go away though haha!

Yes, you can totally delete them! And I somehow completely forgot that you could for YEARS! Works great, it just banishes them from existence until the next night they decide to spawn. I think if you save and reload after deleting the ghost, it think it should pop them back on the lot (if the game treats it like deleting any other sim).

Pip was a good pop and never papped his dumb pups! Seriously, I wish I could kidnap Pip for this. Theodora isn't too bad but her and making-an-actual-income-from-work just don't get along...

alittlestrange

1 year ago

Anonymous

May 14 2015, 01:44:14 UTC 1 year ago

Hey Raemia. Got another question for you because i'm bad at this game :D.

How do you go about setting up your neighborhoods? I'm fairly basic with mine, I know how to make townies, blank templates and all that jazz. But I love your Pomerantz neighborhood and would like to attempt to make something similar in terms of looks and legacy-ness. It's hard to find quality community lots/ neighborhood decor, and many of the ones I've come across no longer have links.

Last question, promise.

Thanks :D

raemia

May 14 2015, 18:21:18 UTC 1 year ago Edited:  May 14 2015, 18:33:05 UTC

Don't worry about the questions, I'm happy to help!

Setting up a new neighborhood is really time-consuming and therefore is something I do very, very rarely. The Pomerantz hood is easily the most effort I've ever put in to a legacy hood and I never want to do it again hahaha! Some things I did that saved me a lot of time are:

- Rarely building lots from scratch. A few comm lots and the main legacy houses I do myself but the vast majority of the neighborhood lots are downloaded. I got mine from Trappingcrushes (RIP), Wella Creations (also RIP), and MTS (Plasticbox in particular is great for small, cheap houses). I place several empty houses to dump spares in and all I do is quickly touch up the outside to make it cohesive with the hood's look. (And yeah, unfortunately trying to get some of these things years after they've been posted is easier said than done. Hopefully most of what you want is still available!)

- Using the Maxis Makeover Database to quickly replace Maxis lots with a nicer version. I write down who made which lot, then sitck their name in the lot description when I actually place it so I remember who to credit. I try to stick to no-CC versions if I can so there's less missing object stuff for me to tidy up later!

- Using neighborhood deco buildings to easily fill up gaps: I LOVE using converted TS3 rabbitholes for this (try looking here, here, and here).

- Placing the lot space for my legacy family (or families) first and then building around that. Great if you'd rather start playing first and build up the hood over time -- the rest of the hood can be completely bare-bones but if there's a bunch of comm lots and deco surrounding your legacy lot, it'll look like a fully-decorated neighborhood from the lot view anyway! (I decided to finish the Pomerantz hood before I started playing, and it took me a month. A MONTH!)

- Okay, I didn't do this myself but I wish I did: KEEP IT SMALL! Keeping your legacy lots and comm lots to only one small section of a neighborhood template rather than spread out all over the place just means less time decorating and more time actually getting to play the hood. The ultimate in tiny-space building involves stacking lots right next to each other or on top of each other (tl;dr edition) using the Lot Adjuster. I'm too much of a baby to try either of these things out but it's something to keep in mind. (ETA: here's what stacked lots in a small space can look like!)

I think that's all I've got right now but I'll add more later if I think of it!

Anonymous

May 15 2015, 03:05:58 UTC 1 year ago

This is so helpful. I'm so impressed with how in-depth this is. THANK YOU.

I would buy you chocolate or something but......you know....... you can't pass chocolate through computer screens. Sad stori.
Awww, it's no problem! You're welcome! And don't worry, there's two pounds of See's chocolates here that will last until the end of time so I have chocolate to spare!

Anonymous

May 21 2015, 03:01:41 UTC 1 year ago

So I just started a new hood for my legacy challenge and I just came across a townie named "Cashlin Corruption".

Oh, names mod...
Two great things combined into ONE townie?! What a deal!! Obviously Mr. Corruption is trying very hard for a spot in your legacy family.
This legacy is seriously amazing and has inspired me to retry and ISBI (my last one failed when my gen 2 torchbearer managed to kill herself while repairing the computer whoops). I read your Almassy legacy and that one was crazy enough so I can't wait to see the level of craziness that this one will reach.
Thank you!! :D I hope your ISBI will have lots of craziness too haha! (And less computer-assisted death...) The Pomerantzs aren't super bananas yet but hopefully that'll change soon!

Anonymous

June 4 2015, 17:15:11 UTC 1 year ago

Omg, reading this legacy while my iTunes decided to randomly queue old Disney soundtracks made this impossibly more awesome than it already is. First I got "Part of Your World", whose intro fit perfectly with yours, and the "I wanna be, where the people are / I wanna see, wanna see 'em dancing..." part happened right as the creepy pedoghost came back after the paradox. And then I got "I'll Make a Man Out of You" just as Radical Nanny walked into the picture, lol. I'll have to remember to try this again for a future reread of the Almassy legacy. xD

Anyway, great post as usual (though I read it a bit late). Can't wait for your next update :)
I can't believe I'm so slow to the party ahhhh I loved the Almassy Legacy!! Also, WOW at the number of fights that occurred in this update alone omfg Cashlin and Sean need to chill. I can't believe Cashlin can be so mean to Nadia! She's so adorable!

Also, LMAO at "Listen, if I could find a man who was worthy of my untouched bajingo, then a dog can watch TV". That cracked me up!

Is the petting zoo fence still out there for future chicken stealers?