Last time, Acacia became a toddler, baby Oleander was born, Galatea and Adonis went on a date at home again, Vlad burned to death but was brought back to life with the gift of a deathflower to Grim, Adonis held a club meeting with the Garden Gnomes and once more there was a lot of fishing as I continued to work on the fish collection.
I’ve mentioned this before but when I replaced the family’s house (back when Galatea was still a child), all of the dragon fruit plants reverted to the newly planted state and never grew back. I got fed up with waiting for the EL gardening bugs to be fixed so I cheated to make all of the dragon fruit plants fully grown again.
Vlad: I can smell the money already!
That’s right, these plants are going to rake in the simoleons.
Adonis held a club meeting at the house so that the other club members would help with planting more dragon fruit (since gardening is one of the club activities).
Adonis makes such a hot gardener in his swimming trunks. Vlad… Not so much.
Lucas, you can’t ride a bike in the greenhouse!
Ramona: Hello neighbour, how are you doing today? And how’s your little grandaughter?
Clemmie: Grandma, what’s wrong with that lady’s face?
Caly: Hush Clemmie, be nice to the weird-looking lady. Well hello there Ramona, it’s lovely to see you.
Clemmie: But it isn’t lovely to see her, because she’s ugly.
Caly: Shhhh! She’s hideous but it’s rude to say so to her face.
Ramona: You do know I can hear every word you say.
I took Caly, Adonis, Gal and Vlad to Sylvian Glade to try and catch the tree fish and the angler fish (you’re meant to be able to catch angler fish in the Forgotten Grotto and in Sylvian Glade but Vlad and Caly have so far failed to catch one in Forgotten Grotto and I thought they might have more luck in the glade).
Galatea: Look, I caught one! Oh ugh it’s so slimy. And my gosh the smell! I think I’m gonna puke…
I had to send Galatea home because she got queasy (she has the squeamish trait and I forgot that sims with that trait hate fishing).
And I had to send Adonis home a few hours later because he was getting too hungry and tired. Caly was fine to fish all night though because she has the reward traits which make her need to sleep, eat etc less often.
Caly: Tadaaaa! One tree fish.
Yes, thank you Caly! Now if one of you can catch an angler fish that’d be great.
Vlad: I got a tree fish too! Where’s my praise?
Too late, Vlad. Already got one. Catch me that angler fish and then I’ll be impressed.
They fished for ages and ages without any luck.
You guys, I see an angler fish in the pond! It’s right there! Catch it!!!!
Vlad: This is the fish you were going on about, right? The one with the plumbob on its antenna?
Yes, that’s it!
Vlad: Now can we stop fishing, then? I never want to see another fish in my life.
Nope, now you’re heading to Oasis Springs Park to catch me that pianha.
Vlad: Does it never end?
So I took Vlad and Caly to the pool in Oasis Springs park where you are meant to be able to find piranhas, the last fish missing from our fish collection.
Caly: I’m so bored of fishing.
Vlad: So am I.
Caly: What’s she even going to do with a piranaha, anyway?
I’m going to nail it to the wall! And if you don’t catch that piranha maybe I will nail another fish-like creature to the wall in its place. A nymph perhaps…
Vlad: Don’t you dare threaten my wife!
I’d almost given up hope but, in the morning, after a night of fishing, this happened.
Vlad: Small fish, big teeth – here’s your piranha.
YES!!! You caught the little bugger! Hallelujah!
And with that catch, the fishing collection was completed.
At some point during all this fishing, Vlad maxed the fishing skill but I didn’t notice when it happened so I have no idea when he did it.
Vlad: Well, thanks to that amazing catch of mine, it looks like our work here is done. Am I the best husband ever or what?
Caly: Hey, I helped too! Or are your forgetting that my nymph magic lured the fish here in the first place?
Vlad: No darling, of course not. I couldn’t have done it without you. We’re a team.
Caly: The best team.
They shared a celebratory kiss by the water’s edge.
Vlad: Here’s to never fishing ever again.
Caly: I second that.
Random Stranger: Aw how sweet.
When I got back to the house, Oleander instantly turned into a toddler. I guess I spent so long looking for those last fish that I forgot about Oleander’s birthday. Oops. He got the ‘fussy’ toddler trait.
Clemmie: Oh no, it’s escaped the crib!
That’s your brother, Clemmie. And he is a he, not an ‘it’.
Here are two weird bugs in one picture: firstly, there’s the familiar ‘baby-and-toddler-at-once’ bug. Secondly, the baby version of Oleander seems to have on the yellow onesie that female babies wear (although when he was born he was definitely in the green baby onesie). I wonder if that bug has to do with the fact that Oleander was wearing a knitted onesie when he aged up. But that doesn’t explain why the onesie didn’t turn back to the boys’ green colour rather than the girls’ yellow one.
CAS close ups of Oleander:
He got red eyes which I’m really happy about! Adonis has purple eyes and sims with purple eyes can have kids with red eyes as well as kids with purple eyes so that’s why. I gave him one of the toddler outfits from JTB – maybe it’s a little too ‘Star Warsy’ but he’s just a toddler so I figure it doesn’t matter much and the red colour goes with his eyes.
Vlad: Are you having fun, Acacia?
Acacia: W-w-w-want d-d-d-down!
Vlad: What’s that? You want to go again? Well alright, one more time.
Clementine’s birthday arrived and she became a child. She rolled the erratic trait which instantly makes me love her – Caly’s crazy must’ve skipped a generation. She also got the ‘happy toddler’ reward trait. And she got the artistic prodigy aspiration.
Vlad: Happy birthday, Clemmie. I got you a present to celebrate.
Clemmie: Thanks grandad!
Clemmie: A sweater? That’s so boring! I was hoping for something cool.
Vlad: She doesn’t like it!
Vlad needs to successfully gift 3 knittables for his aspiration. He gifted Clemmie a sweater but she was not impressed.
CAS shots of Clemmie post age up makeover:
Oh my gosh I actually love this hair on her so much… In fact, I love her whole outfit (which you will see in the upcoming screenshots). How is she so cute?
Caly: Clementine Straud, did you dye your hair?
Clemmie: Yes. Great grandad Atlas said that I could.
Caly: Oh, that’s ok then.
Caly: I know that I’m not meant to have favourites but I can already tell that you’re going to be my favourite grandchild. You take after your great grandfather so much!
You mean she takes after you… With the insanity.
I made Clemmie draw for her aspiration.
Whatcha drawing, Clemmie?
Clemmie: I don’t know yet, but it’s going to be a masterpiece! Maybe you can put it on your fridge, great grandad. Do gods have fridges?
There’s a bug where when an adult tries to teach a toddler how to use the potty/blocks/whatever, they will wander off, leaving the toddler to carry on on their own. I kinda love it, so much time saved!
Oleander: I’m all alone…
Get used to it! Toddler neglect is a habit with me and not one that I’m about to change.
Clemmie: I love you, Bearcula. Are you a vampire bat like the one from the story that grandad used to tell me? Have you killed lots of bunny rabbits too?
There was only one MySims trophy left to find so I sent Vlad out looking for it.
Vlad: I don’t see why you’re obsessed with collecting these weird statues.
Vlad found the last MySims trophy (which was actually one of the common ones) so we’ve now completed the MySims trophies collection! Yay!