Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tam Week 6: Passing the torch

Last week, the Tam family attempted to find future spouses and opened up lots of jobs for the BACC.

The Tam family currently includes:
Scott, Knowledge/Family elder with a Gamer job and an arcade
Megan, Family/Knowledge elder with a freelance novel-writing job and a library
Malcolm, Popularity/Pleasure teen
Derrial, Pleasure/Family teen
Hoban, Popularity/Romance teen
Jayne, Family/Knowledge teen
(older twins Simon and River moved away offscreen in between rounds; you'll see them later)

On Monday afternoon, Derrial takes Tina Traveller on a date to the arcade, even though she's way too young for him.

Tuesday evening, it's time for the twins to become adults. Here's Malcolm.

Derrial takes the time to maximize his Charisma before becoming an adult as well.

Scott becomes a game designer. (This isn't his LTW, but he's become permaplat over time anyway.) He retires, but I still have him buy a second set of the necessary electronics to keep in his inventory.

Why? Because he's transferring the arcade to Malcolm. Derrial will inherit the farm.

Scott spends the rest of the week fishing in the backyard pond and puttering in his garden.

Since Derrial's LTW (50 1st Dates) isn't career related, he gets a job in Business as a field sales rep.

Malcolm invites Marsha Bruenig over to make her playable and she promptly offers to set him up on a blind date. He gets a redheaded mechanic named Marsha Trimble.

They have two bolts, and it never hurts to have more redheaded genes in the 'hood...

Jayne's relationship with his girlfriend Ivy is progressing similarly well.

Early Friday morning, all 6 inhabitants of the Tam house are sleeping. A burglar takes advantage of the rare opportunity.

Later that day, Malcolm tries to repair the computer so he can look for a job and gets quite a shock!

Scott and Megan enjoy a lazy Saturday breakfast with three of their sons. (Derrial had to leave for work before he could eat the omelette his mother set out for him.)

Derrial comes home early with a promotion to Junior Executive, but one of his little brothers has already eaten his omelette.
Meanwhile, Malcolm finds a job as a trash talker, putting him on the road to his LTW.

Hoban maxes charisma.

And then he grows into an adult--now Jayne is the only one left!

While out shopping for new clothes, Hoban spots his high school sweetheart, Juliette Cooke, and wastes no time rekindling the flame.

Derrial has negative bolts with Marylena here, but he wants to be best friends with her and go on a date, so we kill two birds with one stone. (They order gelatin at Cooke Family Restaurant so Jerome doesn't set the place on fire.)

On the way home Derrial stops by the pet shop. Meet Madchen (dog) and Flicka (cat). Because what farm is complete without a sheepdog and a barn cat?

While the rest of her family has been running around, Megan has been quietly cranking out novels--which is good because they need the money after that burglary.

Progress toward challenge:
New Sims: 1 (Marsha Bruenig)
Burglaries: 1/3
Electrocutions: 1
Jobs opened: 2/5 Entertainment, 1/2 Gamer, 1/2 Law Enforcement
Taxes collected: $3000/$43,420

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