13 January 2016 @ 10:52 am
The Oceanside Project: Barrett/Brook  

OC-Barrett-W01

"Baking Bad"

Warnings: adult/teen relations, bad dancing, fighting, cheating, cosplay, depression, and general douche baggery.

Previously on The Oceanside Project [NPCSu01] [YSu01] [NPCFa01] [YFa01] [NPCW01]

Sunday, Day 14
"Sunday Night Fights"

BarrettW01 002

Number 3 Oceanside Blvd, the former home of the Lambswools, received a more urban makeover from its new inhabitants culinary hobbyist Paragon Barrett, and scientist Achilles Brook.
*Cue the lot tour music*

BarrettW01 003

The exterior now has a cool gray facade and factory-style windows replaced the beachy ones.

BarrettW01 004

Achilles repossessed the DJ station he gifted to ex Minka Yomoshoto when he moved out. It now sits precariously close to the ocean.

BarrettW01 006

Achilles, the proud owner of the first burglar alarm in Oceanside, has the device armed and ready. There's no way the Oceanside Cat Burglar will get away with any of the boys' valuables.

BarrettW01 007

The brick interiors give the condo a city loft vibe.

BarrettW01 009

BarrettW01 010

BarrettW01 012

BarrettW01 013

Pastry chef Paragon lives in the kitchen which is fitted with a commercial grade stove.

BarrettW01 014

BarrettW01 015

BarrettW01 016

BarrettW01 017

The first floor bedroom and bathroom belongs to Paragon.

BarrettW01 018

BarrettW01 019

The second floor hallway leads to Achilles' space.

BarrettW01 020

Achilles' bedroom is pretty sparse...

BarrettW01 021

but it leads to his hidden office. *Achilles likes his secret spaces*

BarrettW01 022

BarrettW01 023

BarrettW01 024

BarrettW01 025

Achilles' obsession with the disappearance of celebrity Bella Goth over a thousand years ago and her connection to alien beings is evident in his secret lair. He knows the truth is out there...

**************************************************************

BarrettW01 026

Freshly split from his baby mama scientist Achilles Brook is thankful to room with his best buddy Paragon. Fall was a difficult season for him but he knew leaving Minka was the best thing to do for his own sanity even though he still loves her deeply. He vows to be a part of his son Hiro's life even if that means having to continue being cordial to the sim that broke his heart.

BarrettW01 027

Former culinary hobbyist Paragon Barrett is the newest official resident to Oceanside. Paragon is a 5-8-6-3-3 Popularity/Romance Aries who likes iced out, sweet smelling ladies with jobs. A driven sim Paragon loves to gab about work and money. Cuisine is his passion (level 10 enthusiasm!) which leads him to petition to open a bakery in town which he named Baked. Paragon can best be described as an athletic, materialistic, childish, natural cooking party animal. Yeah... he's kind of a dick.

BarrettW01 028

Paragon's one redeeming quality is that he seems to really care for his buddy Achilles. When he heard how Minka was mistreating his friend he offered the upstairs of his condo to him immediately.

BarrettW01 030

Achilles earns a hobby membership while shooting the shit in the street!

BarrettW01 034

BarrettW01 037

Paragon wants to fill his bakery with tasty desserts on opening day. He begins with his award winning cherry pie.

BarrettW01 038

BarrettW01 044

While Paragon bakes Achilles burrows away in his office to study cleaning.

BarrettW01 045

BarrettW01 049

*Voila!*

BarrettW01 052

Soon Achilles' biggest fan newsie Frankie Cloak appears to deliver the paper.

BarrettW01 054

BarrettW01 059

Achilles understands that Frankie has a thing for him but with the talk of new law prohibiting adult/teen relations he thinks they should remain strictly friends until her transition in the summer.

BarrettW01 062

While Paragon burns his cheesecake...

BarrettW01 071

Achilles returns to his studies.

BarrettW01 079

BarrettW01 083

Frankie's not worried. She and Achilles are meant to be together. She can wait...

BarrettW01 085

I would seriously advise moving the DJ station...

BarrettW01 086

BarrettW01 088

Paragon whips up the Oceanside staple of shrimp gumbo for breakfast.

BarrettW01 090

Woot! Maybe now Achilles can get that promotion!

BarrettW01 095

BarrettW01 098

BarrettW01 099

Paragon thinks it would be a lot of fun to invite all of his friends and acquaintances over for a bash. He could advertise his new bakery and mingle with the ladies.

BarrettW01 101

BarrettW01 096

BarrettW01 105

Paragon catches the lovely school teacher Selena Firestone as she walks by and invites her to stay for the party. Unfortunately for Paragon Selena is very happily married.

BarrettW01 106

BarrettW01 107

BarrettW01 109

Paragon has been trying to make moves on beautician Brodie Mason since the beginning of time.

BarrettW01 112

Once again he's denied. At least Brodie was nice about it.

BarrettW01 114

Paragon scans the area for his next victim.

BarrettW01 115

BarrettW01 117

She is but she's NOT INTERESTED IN GUYS!!! Please leave her alone.

BarrettW01 118

Brodie also shimmers with the hot sparkles. Paragon needs to find a nice, SINGLE girl.

BarrettW01 116

Stop.

BarrettW01 119

STAHP!

BarrettW01 123

BarrettW01 125

Achilles loves a good party but he's glad he will miss this one. He really doesn't want to bump into Minka and her boyfriend. In fact, he's a little miffed that Paragon would even invite them to their home.

BarrettW01 124

Edwina Goddard and love Lars Shadow smooch while, behind them, enemies Kent Healey and Rocky Kotsomiti have a stare off.

BarrettW01 128

Animosities between the two have been building up. Kent is sick of living in fear from Rocky and his so-called Garden Club Mafia. Maybe it's time to show him who's the boss.

BarrettW01 129

Social Worker Felicity Wayward's job is to protect the welfare of all of the children in Oceanside including the homeless newsie teens. Upon meeting Frankie Felicity grills her about her eating habits and sleeping accommodations.

BarrettW01 132

It seems that Kendrick finally told Brodie he lost a fight to Minka Yomoshoto. Brodie decides now - at Paragon's party - is the perfect time to confront her about it.

BarrettW01 137

Minka's other ex Diego Bossanova won't even enter the house because she's there! Minka and her men problems.

BarrettW01 138

BarrettW01 140

Oh dear, this is not the happy little get-together Paragon hoped it would be.

BarrettW01 143

Here comes the slapping!

BarrettW01 146

Felicity: This is such a lovely party, isn't it?
Frankie: Do you not see those girls trying to kill each other!

BarrettW01 148

Paragon is oblivious to the fighting that's currently occurring. Trying to be the perfect host he sets out mixed drinks for everyone.

BarrettW01 151

Kent has had his fill of Rocky's bullying. Trying to be the bigger sim he heads inside to socialize.

BarrettW01 153

If anyone can stop the fighting it's tinkerer Abbot Moulden and his funky chicken dance!

funky-chicken-obama

BarrettW01 160

Paragon heads down to the turntables. Let's get them dancing not fighting!

BarrettW01 166

All of Abbot's dance moves seem to come from a by-gone era. No one knows what to make of it.

BarrettW01 171

BarrettW01 175

Achilles is off to Oceanside Labs!

BarrettW01 176

*If you don't remember why Minka hates Brodie (and I don't blame you if you don't) here's a quick recap: Minka was dating Kendrick when Brodie stole him away from her. Then Minka dated Diego and Brodie woohoo'd him. Minka smacked Diego for cheating and now he hates her (which Minka blames on Brodie). Then Minka got into a fist fight with Kendrick because of the first thing and now Brodie really hates her. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.*

BarrettW01 181

Just as Brodie was starting to enjoy herself dancing to Paragon's phat beats, Minka tries to scratch her eyes out!

BarrettW01 188

Minka picked the wrong chick to mess with. Brodie Mason won't be as easy to take down as Kendrick was. Not with those talons of hers!

BarrettW01 191

Inside Edwina tries to make the other sims stop staring at Abbot by showing him some moves. He's hopelessly lost!

BarrettW01 197

Sensing an out and out brawl about to happen, Paragon stops spinning to try to talk Minka down.

BarrettW01 198

Minka: You don't understand. She's tried to take every guy I've ever loved away from me! She's trying to destroy me!

BarrettW01 202

BarrettW01 204

Rocky and Kent may hate each other but they both agree that Abbot should never dance again.

BarrettW01 208

Hoping to get her mind off of murder Paragon gives Minka the ReNuYu Porta-Chug elixir she's been requesting for her soon-to-be finished hospital.

BarrettW01 211

Minka: Thank you! You know I really admire you, Paragon. You have been so nice to me even after everything that happened between Achilles and I. I hope you and I can be friends.

BarrettW01 213

Edwina almost has Abbot on beat!

BarrettW01 228

WHO THE HECK DRANK ALL OF THE COCKTAILS?!
Frankie: It totes wasn't me. ^_^

BarrettW01 230

This pushing and slapping is ending right now, thinks Rocky. He can't let every sim think he's a wimp! Rocky Kotsomiti is the Bubble Juice Kingpin of Oceanside and this scrawny hippie isn't going to make him look like a fool!

rhobh-brandi-killyou_zpse98ab960

BarrettW01 249

BarrettW01 245

Felicity: Why does this always happen when I'm around!!??
Brodie: Booooo, Rocky sucks! Kill him Kent!

BarrettW01 240

While Frankie regales Lars and Edwina about her first woohoo with Paragon...

BarrettW01 250

Paragon flirts with his BFF's ex!!

let-me-stop-you-right-there

Speaking of his BFF...

BarrettW01 247

Achilles will play it safe and bench him. Wouldn't want his "fantasy" player to get "fantasy" hurt for fake good.

BarrettW01 248

Woot!!!

BarrettW01 251

BarrettW01 254

No.

BarrettW01 255

BarrettW01 260

Nope.

BarrettW01 261

BarrettW01 267

Ho, don't do it.

BarrettW01 268

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

BarrettW01 275

BarrettW01 272

BarrettW01 273

HA! Wow... lovely...

BarrettW01 278

It has finally come to this. The former besties - now sworn enemies - fought to the near death with Rocky the victor. Kent better watch himself from now on.

BarrettW01 280

BarrettW01 277

Minka is caught up in the romance of the moment. She doesn't realize she's making the biggest mistake of her life. All she knows is that the one she loves cheated on her and no longer wants her and here's a sim that Brodie Mason hasn't got her mitts on yet. Could Paragon be the one for her?

BarrettW01 281

BarrettW01 284

BarrettW01 286

While Paragon cleans up he thinks of what his next move will be with Dr. Yomoshoto.

BarrettW01 287

You see, Paragon would never do anything to betray his friend...

BarrettW01 289

but maybe he can give her a taste of her own medicine...

BarrettW01 291

BarrettW01 292

BarrettW01 293

Achilles plops himself on the front lawn to stare up at the stars thankful that he missed the party.

BarrettW01 297

Achilles was in his happy place - staring into the sky, searching the constellations. One day he’s going to prove there is intelligent life out there. There has to be more to their universe then just boring SimEarth.

BarrettW01 306

There! He saw something! That couldn't just be a shooting star, it was big and oval shaped. Could it be an alien craft?

BarrettW01 309

BarrettW01 311

Achilles will record his findings tomorrow. Right now it's time for bed.

Monday, Day 15
"Getting Baked"

BarrettW01 001

BarrettW01 002

BarrettW01 007

BarrettW01 008

BarrettW01 011

One of the great things about having a pastry chef for a roommate is that he always whips up something delicious for their meals. Achilles eagerly awaits today's specialty.

BarrettW01 025

Paragon is thankful that Achilles isn't too interested in last night's party. He's not quite ready to tell his best pal that he hooked-up with his ex.

BarrettW01 030

BarrettW01 042

While Achilles answers a call from Felicity...
Achilles: What do you mean I missed the biggest fight in Oceanside's history...

BarrettW01 046

BarrettW01 048

Paragon heads down to Baked for its inaugural day of business.

BarrettW01 047

He adds yesterday's berry pie to the assortment of yummy desserts. He decides against putting out the burnt cheesecake. Only the good stuff for Baked!

BarrettW01 052

Paragon attempts another cheesecake...

BarrettW01 055

BarrettW01 057

tumblr_neujmfKxM01qg5o2oo1_500

BarrettW01 059

Brodie doesn't seem to mind that Paragon can't make a decent cheesecake. Ever since she watched Paragon on the ones and twos Brodie has been thinking about how hot he is.

BarrettW01 061

Paragon hides the second burnt cheesecake and schmoozes with his first customer of the day, mechanic Connor Firestone.

BarrettW01 062

Super-pretty Garden Clubber Tiara Hough enters the shop...

BarrettW01 063

and Paragon takes notice!

BarrettW01 068

He chats up Brodie...

BarrettW01 074

BarrettW01 079

then makes his first sale!

BarrettW01 082

Tiara, always a tough cookie, is impervious to Paragon's charm...

BarrettW01 091

but he won't give up without a fight.

BarrettW01 095

Tiara's Garden Club buddy Heaven Gallo arrives excited to try Paragon's confections.

BarrettW01 099

BarrettW01 106

After being rung up...

BarrettW01 115

Brodie sticks around to have her own little mental breakdown puppet show in the corner.

tumblr_nxrugmW2u11ql5yr7o2_500

BarrettW01 117

Paragon can't let his favorite girl stay down in the dumps. Ignoring all of his beautiful lady customers Paragon rushes to Brodie's side to cheer her up.

BarrettW01 118

Paragon: Don't even worry about having a bad party! That heifer Minka...

BarrettW01 120

Paragon: ... had to the WORST PARTY EVER!!

BarrettW01 123

Any gossip regarding Minka Yomoshoto failing at something always brightens Brodie's day.

BarrettW01 129

After talking more with Paragon, Brodie becomes entranced by the DJ-ing pastry chef. When Paragon invites her to check out his new photo booth Brodie jumps at the chance.

BarrettW01 135

In the distance Brodie can hear Minka's cries of anguish as she takes another man from her.

tumblr_nw8iwy3SS01ql5yr7o1_500

BarrettW01 141

BarrettW01 145

Paragon returns in time to ring up Heaven.

BarrettW01 154

Brodie sticks around a while longer...

BarrettW01 155

but becomes furious when she finds out that Paragon did not put soda in the woohoo when they woohooed! She will NOT get pregnant by some random dude!

BarrettW01 159

Welp, you only have one more to go, Stud.

BarrettW01 164

Cindy Lou Killeen, the town's other nanny, stops by for treats.

BarrettW01 166

The birthday cake section seems to be the most popular spot of the bakery!

BarrettW01 167

Paragon gets started on filling the quickly emptying shelves.

BarrettW01 169

A perfect nectarine tartelette!

BarrettW01 171

Proud of himself, Paragon struts over to his waiting new love.

BarrettW01 173

*bleh*

BarrettW01 177

I feel all of the ladies in Oceanside will be spending a lot of money in Baked!

BarrettW01 183

After earning his Bronze badge...

BarrettW01 186

Paragon closes for the day.

BarrettW01 187

Baked's first day was more successful than Paragon could ever hope... in more ways than one.

BarrettW01 188

Back at the house...

BarrettW01 190

BarrettW01 194

Achilles pays his taxes while still in his long johns.

BarrettW01 197

BarrettW01 202

Afterwards Achilles heads down to the beach to daydream. Even though Paragon is great company Achilles feels lonely. With Minka out of the picture and Frankie not transitioning until Summer, Achilles worries that he will never find his OTP.

BarrettW01 205

Achilles *thinks*: Are Mermaids real?
Not in this universe, Mister.

BarrettW01 207

Before Achilles can throw himself into the ocean, a Mrs. Claus fan magically appears in all of her regalia. Maybe Heaven and Achilles will hit it off! I'm sure he'll be down to join in the Santa Claus cosplay.

BarrettW01 215

BarrettW01 216

BarrettW01 218

Achilles and Heaven have a great time watching the game and joking together but alas, no bolts. I guess Popularity sims and Family sims don't mesh well together :(
*Seriously, they would be perfect together!*

BarrettW01 222

BarrettW01 224

BarrettW01 226

BarrettW01 228

BarrettW01 231

Even though Achilles can appreciate a lady that likes her juice, he knows that he and Heaven will only ever be friends. His imagination starts going into overdrive once again. Is he destined to be alone his whole life?

BarrettW01 232

BarrettW01 233

Paragon returns home to find Achilles parked on the front lawn looking depressed. He peers through the window and sees that Heaven is visiting. Paragon wonders what the heck is his problem? Somehow he needs to cheer his buddy up, he just doesn't know how.

BarrettW01 236

While charting the fastest way to escape the planet Achilles catches Felicity walking by.

BarrettW01 238

As Achilles chats with Felicity...

BarrettW01 241

Paragon tries to hook up with Heaven.
Heaven: No, see, the wizards actually go to Pigfarts! It's a much better school than the other one.
Ah geez, not you too.

BarrettW01 242

Heaven: ...and they travel on a rocket ship... cause it's on Mars!

BarrettW01 243

Paragon: I'm... pretty sure that's not correct.
Heaven: Uh, I think I remember Starkid accurately.
*Minus Relationship*

Just let it go, dude.

BarrettW01 245

As Heaven is bored silly...

BarrettW01 252

Achilles makes his move on Felicity. Tickling always charms the ladies.

BarrettW01 254

Maybe not.

BarrettW01 260

Why yes, Heaven did drink all of cocktails.

tumblr_np4nhcGfmu1ql5yr7o1_400

BarrettW01 262

Paragon whips up a nice salmon dinner for everyone.

BarrettW01 267

BarrettW01 275

After dinner the boys say goodnight to their guests...

BarrettW01 277

BarrettW01 278

and turn in.

BarrettW01 279

Tuesday, Day 16
"Cindy Lou the Good Glitch"

BarrettW01 005

BarrettW01 008

While Achilles hopes to glimpse the last of the stars before day breaks...

BarrettW01 013

BarrettW01 018

Paragon heads to the bakery for an early start.

BarrettW01 020

*squee* I love my bakery! ^.^

BarrettW01 024

Time to re-stock the shelves with home-baked goodies.

BarrettW01 025

Why does the Baked Alaska look like rice crispy cookie dough?

BarrettW01 028

BarrettW01 029

Paragon nails the Baked Alaska and places it for sale.

BarrettW01 030

Paragon is a bit concerned when Brodie's Old Man, Kendrick Troubadour, enters the bakery. Did she tell Kendrick about their moment in the photo booth? Is he here looking for a fight?

BarrettW01 034

Paragon greets Kendrick, trying to gauge his mood, while his sister Matisse peruses the freshly baked Santa cookies.

BarrettW01 037

Luckily Kendrick has no knowledge of the photo booth woohoo. He complements Paragon on his sweet-smelling goods and says he will direct the customers of the Troubadour Cafe to stop by for a pastry after their coffee. Paragon is relieved.

BarrettW01 039

Here to inspect the new bakery is Oceanside's Mayoral hopeful, Malcolm Landgraab X.

BarrettW01 040

BarrettW01 052

After Kendrick leaves Paragon is free to flirt shamelessly with his sister.

BarrettW01 053

Matisse agrees to tell all of her friends to stop by the new bakery!

BarrettW01 056

Paragon schmoozes Baked to Rank 1!

BarrettW01 057

BarrettW01 060

Paragon is so excited that the who's who of the neighborhood - including architect Fitz Biltmore - is visiting his shop.

BarrettW01 067

BarrettW01 070

BarrettW01 079

Paragon tries to get some baking in in-between ringing up customers.

BarrettW01 084

BarrettW01 085

BarrettW01 083

The smell of the fresh baked goods is drawing the whole town!

BarrettW01 095

Officer Sadie Biltmore is thankful to have a bakery in Oceanside. Since she has the most children in town (six!) she will be spending a lot of money on birthday cakes!

BarrettW01 097

She even brought her puppy Cinders. I don't think the Board of Health would approve of dogs in the bakery... if there was one.

BarrettW01 101

Diego Bossanova, owner of the dance shop next door, couldn't resist coming over and checking out where the yummy smells were coming from.

BarrettW01 105

What got into Cinders? He never destroys furniture!

BarrettW01 107

BarrettW01 111

Oh no, please tell me Sadie didn't buy another one!!!???

BarrettW01 122

BarrettW01 130

Another great day for Paragon at Baked.

BarrettW01 131

Back at the house...

BarrettW01 132

Still feeling lonely, Achilles greets Frankie as she's delivering the paper.

BarrettW01 142

He then proceeds to clean the house.

BarrettW01 160

BarrettW01 183

BarrettW01 209

BarrettW01 212

BarrettW01 220

On his way to the carpool Achilles stops to talk to Heaven. Another awkward conversation reminds him why he's single.

BarrettW01 223

BarrettW01 226

BarrettW01 227

BarrettW01 229

After a long day at the bakery Paragon wants to go out on the town. He phones Dr. Minka to see if she would like to grab dinner with him.

BarrettW01 233

Paragon thinks that she's just playing hard to get. He knows he has her wrapped around his finger. Oh well, he'll just go out on his own.

BarrettW01 236

BarrettW01 237

Paragon has heard mixed reviews about The Crimson Crab, but seeing as it's the only restaurant in town, he thought he would give it a try.

BarrettW01 241

Outside Paragon meets owner George Lambswool and tries to swap recipes with him.
Paragon: My secret ingredient is love, what's yours?
Grease and nectar. Lots of grease and nectar.

BarrettW01 254

Oceanside's Peteran Priest Becca Goodacre stops by to introduce herself to Paragon.
Becca: Hopefully you can visit Our Gray Lady Church sometime ^.^
Don't hold your breath...

BarrettW01 258

Inside Paragon flirts with hostess Tiara for a good seat and her phone number.

BarrettW01 262

Bruce Jelleff: I'm the hottest mutha in dis bitch!
Yep, he's still in love with his own reflection...

BarrettW01 269

BarrettW01 270

Paragon might have an "in" now to the Garden Club Mafia. Maybe he could find out what they're up to and report back to his buddy Kent...

BarrettW01 272

When did Cindy Lou show up? And... is she... doing the GOOD WITCH IDLE!!!!!??????

shes-running-everything1_zpsdcdaeda9

BarrettW01 273

Tiara and Paragon finally stop gabbing long enough for her to seat him...

BarrettW01 276

with Diego??? Paragon does not want to have awkward dinner conversation with the chick he's trying to bang's ex!

BarrettW01 277

So instead he heads to the bar.
Paragon: George said his specialty is Goopy Carbonara. I think I'll try that.

BarrettW01 275

Becca: Sir... Sir... We would like to order... Hello? Anybody...

BarrettW01 284

Bruce takes his order...

BarrettW01 285

but Paragon is never served anything but water.

BarrettW01 288

Bruce *to Cindy Lou*: Um, we don't serve your type around here!
How rude!

BarrettW01 290

After waiting for over an hour to be served Paragon leaves The Crimson Crab hungry. I totally blame Cindy Lou the Good Glitch.

BarrettW01 291

Meanwhile...

BarrettW01 292

BarrettW01 293

BarrettW01 294

BarrettW01 295

Abbot Moulden!!?? What the hell!!!???
Abbot: Do-do-do. No one will ever suspect me!

BarrettW01 296

BarrettW01 297

Still no promotion for Achilles :(

BarrettW01 299

Achilles cleans the rotting trash...

BarrettW01 303

and unhappily goes to bed.

BarrettW01 304

BarrettW01 307

BarrettW01 308

Wednesday, Day 17
"Moted"

BarrettW01 004

BarrettW01 002

Achilles: Another day in my sad existence...
My poor baby :(

BarrettW01 008

Feeling a bit depressed Achilles calls Minka to check on how his son is doing.

BarrettW01 009

But, of course, the conversation doesn't go well. Achilles thinks he should have taken Hiro with him when he left.

BarrettW01 012

Paragon has been working so hard at the bakery that he hasn't had any time for fun and it's really starting to get to him.

BarrettW01 014

BarrettW01 015

So let's throw another party! Some sims are left off of the guest list. He wants sims to have fun, not fight all night.

BarrettW01 021

BarrettW01 022

The Kingpin is none too pleased to learn Paragon is having another party and didn't invite him. He'll remember this...

BarrettW01 031

While Paragon serves the shrimp gumbo...

BarrettW01 032

BarrettW01 033

he notices a fair maiden being grossed out by Bruce the jerk that wouldn't serve him.
Paragon: I do NOT like that guy.

BarrettW01 034

After rejecting Bruce, Minka notices cute little Fitz in the corner. Fitz, who Minka had a secret crush on. Fitz, the secret father of her child. Fitz, the one guy that was always nice to her no matter what...

BarrettW01 038

Minka: Fitz, I was so dumb to not tell you how I felt before. Maybe you and I should give it a try? *takes his hand* I lo--

BarrettW01 039

Fitz: Minka what are do-- *snatches hand away*

BarrettW01 043

Fitz: I am a MARRIED MAN now, Missy! Keep your mitts to yourself!
Minka: *eep*
What was she thinking? Especially with Sadie just outside!!

BarrettW01 047

BarrettW01 048

Sadie: That's right Fitzy-Bear. You tell that heifer where to go!

BarrettW01 055

Since Rocky's not here Kent can enjoy himself with his lady.

BarrettW01 056

These two need to hurry up and become residents and have babies!

BarrettW01 058

Paragon, still pissed off about not getting any food last night, approaches Bruce.
Paragon: Hey man, thanks for coming! *extends hand*

BarrettW01 060

BZZZZZZZZZ I told you Paragon was a dick.

BarrettW01 062

BarrettW01 066

BarrettW01 067

The boys giggle like first graders...

BarrettW01 068

while Minka is embarrassed for Bruce.

BarrettW01 069

People forget that even though Bruce is a self-absorbed jerk he's also the Underboss of the GC Mafia. You better think twice about messing with him.

BarrettW01 070

Paragon doesn't care. Let the mob retaliate!

BarrettW01 071

Achilles is actually enjoying himself at the party. Feeling a little more confident he heads outside to chat up the lovely Tiara Hough.

BarrettW01 075

tumblr_nxb37qr6tM1ql5yr7o1_500

He's never going to get a girl. I give up.

BarrettW01 072

Poor Becca!

BarrettW01 076

Inside Paragon tells Bruce where to go.

BarrettW01 079

All of the fighting reminds Minka that there's a butt out there she needs to kick.

BarrettW01 088

Nanny Angie Killeen chats with Heaven for a bit. Angie knows Heaven really likes children. Maybe she could help out at the Day Care some time?

BarrettW01 089

Minka didn't like how Paragon treated Bruce but she can't help still liking him. He's cute and funny and he's not rejecting her like Fitz just did.

BarrettW01 093

Achilles grills more food outside oblivious to the flirting going on between his ex and his roomie.

BarrettW01 096

BarrettW01 098

Sheesh Minka, keep it in your pants, will ya!

BarrettW01 100

Paragon has other ideas. Minka hurt his best friend and, honestly, Paragon doesn't even like her that much.

BarrettW01 103

BarrettW01 105

BarrettW01 106

Everyone seems to be having a good time.

BarrettW01 113

Well, Bruce seems to want to take Paragon's head off.

BarrettW01 115

Step away from the married men, Miss Felicity!

BarrettW01 122

Kent and Matisse...

BarrettW01 123

and Minka and Paragon get the dance party going.

BarrettW01 126

Achilles: What Cindy Lou? I don't know why you weren't invited to the party. Paragon must have forgot to call you.
Uh huh, but he didn't forget to call her wife. :P

BarrettW01 132

While Achilles is preoccupied with CL's whining...

BarrettW01 136

What. The Actual. Fuck.

tumblr_nnxs2hvTla1ql5yr7o1_500

BarrettW01 142

Just when they're ready to woohoo Paragon puts on the brakes.
Paragon: You would actually woohoo me -- Achilles' best friend -- in his bed, while he's just downstairs? How could you do that? You are a HORRIBLE SIM! Get out!!

Wait... what just happened?

BarrettW01 144

Minka slithers out of Achilles' bed feeling embarrassed and ashamed.

BarrettW01 148

How could she have been so wrong about Paragon? He was awful! How could he treat some sim like this?

BarrettW01 152

BarrettW01 153

Back downstairs Paragon gets the latest gossip from our favorite teenage drama queen.
Frankie: OhMyWatcher you know Kendrick...

BarrettW01 154

Frankie: totally got his ass kicked...

BarrettW01 155

Frankie: by The Oceanside Cat Burglar!

BarrettW01 156

Paragon: OhMyWatcher No!!!

BarrettW01 157

*gossip besties*

BarrettW01 159

Bruce: *I'm so pretty. I like you. But I'm angry with you for some reason.*

BarrettW01 160

Paragon: *I hate you and I hope you die in a fire.*

BarrettW01 161

BarrettW01 165

Whoa boy. I don't know how he keeps having good parties!

BarrettW01 166

BarrettW01 171

BarrettW01 172

BarrettW01 173

The boys clean up after the guests leave. Achilles had a great time and was in a good mood. Paragon didn't want to tell him about Minka -- now wasn't the right time. He hopes Achilles would understand why he did what he did -- that he wanted to hurt Minka the way she hurt him -- but you can never tell.

BarrettW01 176

After Achilles leaves for work...

BarrettW01 181

Minka stops by hoping to talk to Paragon again. Maybe now with all of the guests gone she can find out what happened. Why was he so mean and cruel to her? Paragon never came to the door.

BarrettW01 184

The party raised his spirits but he still has to earn some money. Off to Baked we go!

BarrettW01 187

As Paragon swaps soda in the woohoo recipes with Matisse a strange sim that he's never seen before enters the bakery.

BarrettW01 188

That scowling mug could only belong to one sim... Beckett Graham the Reviewer!

BarrettW01 189

Determined to receive a top review Paragon chats Beckett up and gives him a full tour of the bakery.

BarrettW01 195

BarrettW01 196

BarrettW01 197

Yippee!

BarrettW01 199

BarrettW01 202

Paragon gives Beckett a chance to walk around the store alone so he can help farmer Owen Goodacre.

BarrettW01 207

Then it's back to the schmoozing.

BarrettW01 208

BarrettW01 216

Paragon still isn't the fastest dude on the register.

BarrettW01 219

But he will be soon!

BarrettW01 222

Beckett scribbles on his notepad but you can't tell what he's thinking by that blank frowny face.

BarrettW01 224

It's making Paragon nervous!

BarrettW01 227

Paragon pulls out all of the stops in order to get a good review. How about a special dinner just for his late night customers?

BarrettW01 230

Cheater McCheaty Pants!

BarrettW01 232

Beckett is taken aback by the grand lobster thermidor dinner at the bakery. What a pleasant surprise.

BarrettW01 238

BarrettW01 239

tumblr_inline_mg7xyaw2c61qj0b4t_zps566d7776

Yes! I do believe this is only the second Best of The Best Award in Oceanside!

BarrettW01 240

BarrettW01 246

Paragon happily places the Best of The Best Award where all of his customers can see it.

BarrettW01 250

Holy Plumbob! Why is it that everyone breaks down in front of the muffin shelf?

BarrettW01 254

As soon as Rocky enters the store Paragon closes for the night. He doesn't want any beef with the Kingpin -- at least not tonight.

BarrettW01 258

BarrettW01 262

BarrettW01 263

*le sigh*

BarrettW01 264

Instead of feeling sorry for himself for yet again not getting a promotion, Achilles tidies the yard...

BarrettW01 266

then goes to his happy place.

BarrettW01 272

BarrettW01 274

When Paragon returns home he can't wait to tell Achilles about his good review and the Best of The Best Award. Achilles is truly happy for his friend.

BarrettW01 277

Achilles is so thankful to have a friend like Paragon. Friends to the end!

BarrettW01 276

Friends to the end...

Notes: Even though Paragon maxed his culinary enthusiasm I did not want to put him in the Culinary career or start a restaurant since George Lambswool is already filling that spot. I thought a bakery would be the perfect compromise.

I'm bummed Achilles didn't get his promotion. I blame Cindy Lou! He pretty much only wanted to star gaze this whole week so I let him do it. He still seemed really sad though :(

While Cindy Lou was at The Crimson Crab no one was served food. All of the sims had their order taken but the food didn't pop up like it did when Yasmin and Noelee visited. I don't want to kill her off because it would break Angie's heart but she's dangerous! I don't know what to do.

Like I've said before I usually let my sims do whatever they want to do unless they have to work on skills or take care of their children and/or pets, or fulfill their wants, etc. Paragon and Minka sneaked up to Achilles bed on their own and Paragon rejected her on his own. I don't know why. Maybe because he's a jerk.

Thank you for reading!! ^.^


 
 
Current Music: Mixetape by Brand New
 
 
( Post a new comment )
Simlili: Bill Murray[personal profile] simlili on February 1st, 2016 12:12 am (UTC)
So many developments again this time! And lost souls. Minka is the biggest surprise for me, when she arrived in Oceanside she seemed so level-headed, and now she's a major character in the neighbourhood's soap opera.
And that's a good thing :D

But wow, Kent really impressed me. I never gave much credit to his hippie ass but he's making me reconsider these last updates, and the way he stood up to the Vidal Sassoon living ad... wow. I mean, this picture... I can't 1!!!1!!!11!!!
Darkest Dawn[personal profile] darkestdawn on February 1st, 2016 05:35 pm (UTC)
I really thought Minka would be so boring and all of her wants would revolve around making money and getting promoted but she's not like that at all. She is definitely boy-crazy. She's the biggest surprise out of all of my sims.

Kent is harder than he looks. Rocky will have to watch out. He won the fight this time but he might lose the war...

Rocky's hair should have it's own appreciation post. It's glorious. "I may be kicking your ass but never a strand will fall out of place." XD