20 August 2016 @ 02:42 pm
Lambswool -- Winter 01  


"The Brave Little Seamstress"

Warnings: self-sims, murderous cats, vandalism, teleporting nannies, fire, toddler surgery, and old TV and movie references.

Previously on The Oceanside Project: [Spring 01] [Summer 01] [Fall 01]

Sunday, Day 14

"The Column Is A Lie"

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Winter arrives at the Lambswool Nectary.

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Up early, potholder seamstress extraordinaire, Dawn Lambswool potty trains her second-born tot, Henry...

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While her hubby, chef and restaurant owner George, makes breakfast.

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Which she scarfs down elegantly.

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Henry is never too far from his twin, Bianca.

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Oldest son Antonio snoozes lazily on the rug...

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and Twins 2.0 Oscar...

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and Gianna are forgotten about until they start screaming bloody murder.

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Zod: Let us not forget the ruler of this realm -- I, General Zod Ravenclaw the Destroyer!

And their evil villain mastermind kitty is farting around too.

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Zod: I will destroy this fabricated world one decorative column at a time!

Could you just lie around and look cute like every other cat in existence please?

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George: BAD KITTY!!! Don't scratch the columns!

Zod: You know nothing Human! The column is a lie!!

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Dawn sneaks away to have some time to herself and read the paper. Now that Beckett Graham is the sole contributor to Oceanside Today it has become livelier with his scathing reviews of local businesses. Dawn loves all of the drama.

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After reading the review of Diego's Dance Academy -- in which Beckett calls it "a den filled with overweight politicians and desperate housewives gyrating in unison for Diego's amusement" -- Dawn heads to her sewing room to work on that elusive bronze sewing badge.

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While Dawn works Dad is on potty and diaper duty.

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Garden Club Member and Crimson Crab employee Tiara Hough strolls by...

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and does not go unnoticed.

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Zod: Heeeeere's Johnny!!!

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Tiara: I think there's an gas leak somewhere.

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George tends to his vineyard before heading to work. Nectar-making is just a hobby for George but he hopes to one day turn it into a simoleon-making venture.

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Henry, Antonio, and Bianca bond at the art table in the basement.

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With the babies locked away in the basement Dawn resumes teaching herself how to play the piano.

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Zod even joins in with his own melody.

Zod: Those... were... the... daaaaaays!

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*Art Table Besties*

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Dawn takes a quick shower...

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and grabs some left-over comfort soup.

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Our favorite evil villain unwittingly lures farmer Owen Goodacre into playing tickle monster with him.

Zod: I will destroy this tickle monster and then I will destroy you hat-wearing buffoon!

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And it's back to potholder hell. Hopefully Dawn will be able to sell these to Noelee's second-hand store Second Life. She's only made 300,000 of these damn things, gotta find something useful to do with them.

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As the wannabe murderous attack kitty eats his lunch...

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a true foe darkens the Lambswool's doorstep!

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Rocky Kotsomiti, Oceanside's bubble juice kingpin, is sick and tired of George monopolizing all of his minions' time working at that two-bit restaurant that he owns. Every time he needs Bruce or Tiara to rough somebody up they say they can't because they "have to work."

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Rocky already lost Heaven Gallo to those pompous Landgraabs. He's not going to lose any more of his crew!

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Rocky: Muhahahahaha!!!!

*eye roll*

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Little did Rocky know that Dawn heard the commotion and rushed outside. You're busted this time, dude.

Dawn: Are you trying to kill us all with the roach flu? I am best friends with Malcolm Landgraab, buddy. You just fucked with the wrong sim!

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Rocky: Run for your life!!!

Dawn: Yeah, you better run! *mumbles* Stupid bubble-head.

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After Dawn saves her family from certain death...

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she introduces herself to passerby Abbot Moulden. With his sense of style Dawn just had to strike up a conversation.

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Dawn: You are absolutely the best dressed sim on the whole island. You should totally write the fashion column for Oceanside Today!

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Abbot respectfully declines Dawn's suggestion. His focus is solely on his bots.

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Dawn heads inside to make a nice cup of tea and relax.

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That is until the babies start stinking up the basement so badly that she has to come downstairs to lecture them.

*Who does that?*

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*Shh* It's Cindy Lou Killeen! Pretend like you're not home!

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Cindy Lou: That's weird, the door's locked. How will I curb my hunger for babies?

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Cindy Lou: I'll just teleport into the nectar cellar. Do-de-do!


Just as Cindy Lou is defying the laws of physics...

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Antonio is potty trained!!


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Meanwhile, Cindy Lou heads to the sewing room where one of the toddlers left Mr. Brown Bear.

Cindy Lou: Mr. Brown Bear, will I ever have a child of my own to love and care for?

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Cindy Lou: What do you mean, No? I'll gouge your bloody eyeballs out!

Oh My God, get this fucking woman out of my house!!!

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It's Antonio's day!!

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While Dawn takes care of the babies...

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Cindy Lou bonds with Henry.

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She even takes him to the potty. At least she's being helpful?

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Woot!! George hardly makes any money though. I'm almost thinking he should quit and work the restaurant everyday instead.

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George potty trains Bianca...

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then sits down to watch the telly.

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Dawn: Who dis? And why is she DRINKING MY TEA!?

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Dawn not-so-kindly tells Cindy Lou to GTFO...

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then heads to bed.

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Monday, Day 15

"That's What You Get"

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George and Dawn try to squeeze in cuddle time before having to deal with their brood.

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Both parents start the day feeding and changing the youngest Lambswools.

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While Zod starts his day stealing the bed from George and Dawn.

Zod: Ahhh, the bed is still warm...

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George pays his Monday taxes...

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Then heads to Baked to buy the twins' birthday cakes!

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As soon as he walks in he's hit by the wonderful aroma of freshly baked goods.

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When Paragon Barrett first opened his bakery George was a little fearful of the lost cake revenue from the other Oceansidians. Now that it's here however, George is glad he doesn't have all of the extra work. The restaurant is a lot by itself.

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After buying the cakes...

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George heads to The Crimson Crab to open for lunch.

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Musician Kendrick Troubadour...

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Natural Scientist Yasmin Onnen...

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and beautician Brodie Mason are the first guests.

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Hostess Tiara shows the customers to their seats...

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in her usual goofy manner.

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George is spitting out orders as fast as waiter Bruce Jelleff can take them!

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Kendrick orders the fried chicken...

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and Yaz orders a... Pop Tart? I know you're kind of a vegetarian but why go to a restaurant for a Pop Tart?

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Brodie finally decides on Chirashi.

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Next for lunch is scientist Achilles Brook...

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and Rocky.

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Tiara: Gotta go, Heaven, The Boss is here. He's so pissed that you quit the GC!

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George is so impressed with Bruce's work as of late that he decides to give him a little raise. Now he's fairly paid *snickers*.

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Rocky: Long time, no see, Bruce...

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Bruce: It's not my fault, Boss! George is a slave driver. I always have to be here!

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Rocky: I'll take care of him...

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Bruce: Here you go, Boss. This was made especially for you!

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HA! Maybe George overhead your conversation...

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Rocky: I think there's rotten cheese in this!

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George: That's what you get for knocking over my trash, Asshat!


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Closing time.

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Rocky: I expect to see you tonight. There's a lot we need to discuss.

Bruce: *shakily* S-s-sure Boss.

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George praises Tiara for all of her hard work...

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then heads home.

Meanwhile, back at Arkham Asylum the house...

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Zod: *dreams* Who is the sexiest mother-fucka in this joint? That’s right, ME, mother-fuckas!!

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A very blue Lars Shadow delivers the mail.

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Dawn continues sewing potholders *yawn*.

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Dawn takes a break from mad potholder-making to feed the kitty.

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The Wonder Twins are apparently having the Best Week Ever.

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Zod: Is this WEIGHT CONTROL Meow Chow!!?? Is she calling me fat??!! Insufferable humans!!!!

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The Lambswool art wall continues to grow.

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George returns home from the restaurant...

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and goes straight to bed.

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Dawn's not far behind him.

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Tuesday, Day 16

"There's An App For That"

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Early morning bliss...

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Henry: I'mstinkyanddirtychangemenow!!!!!!

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...and they're up.

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Mr. Brown Bear is starting to look really worn but Bianca loves him anyway.

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While George takes care of the kids, Dawn tries to impress him with a shrimp gumbo breakfast.

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Instead she sets the whole kitchen on fire!

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Luckily former firefighter George equipped his home with one of those new-fangled fire alarms!

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Dawn: *girly screams*

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New firefighter Daisy Dalpozzo bursts onto the scene.

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The only thing Dawn can do is stand by and watch as the flames devour her stove!

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Then all of a sudden, Daisy barges in, extinguisher in hand, and lays waste to the flames!

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Maybe it's still good?

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Knowing how low the firefighters are paid -- even though they risk their lives everyday -- Dawn tips Daisy §100 for saving their home.

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Thankfully George and the babies never knew the danger they were in!

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She's collecting them, OK!

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Dawn resumes potholding...

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while George veges out in front of the TV.

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It's birthday party time! Dawn calls the usual suspects and their tots for the twins' transition to toddlerhood.

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George lays out the cakes bought from Baked...

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and begins cooking fried chicken for the party guests.

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The party just got started and already Owen is crying like a baby and Heaven Gallo, current Landgraab Nanny, is worrying about the children.

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Faith Goodacre finds Mr. Brown Bear.

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The crying and worrying stops when Dawn distracts Heaven and Owen's wife, Becca Goodacre, gives him cuddles.

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Matisse Troubadour and SO Kent Healey get flirty...

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while Kendrick terrifies Vivian Landgraab with his dance moves.

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It wouldn't be a party without someone contaminating the water supply. This time it's Cindy Lou and her wife, Angie Killeen.

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George gets the party started with some mixed drinks.

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It's cake time!

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Gianna's first.

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Then it's Oscar's turn.

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Unfortunately Oscar was afflicted with the same bony cheek disease that befell his sister Bianca. There's an app for that!

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Ta-da! Oscar Lambswool is a 7-10-2-8-7 Libra interested in entertainment and toys. He gets his inappropriateness from his mother, his broodiness from his father, and his bad eyesight from both.

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Hopefully Becca is sick from her pregnancy and not from George's cooking!

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George cuts himself a nice, large piece of cake.

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Aria Mason-Troubadour and Holly Goodacre wiggle to the music in the rec room.

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I starting to get a Cindy Lou doesn't like of men vibe...

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You're a little too late, ladies!

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Tabitha Landgraab is too cute with Puff The Pink Dragon!

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Aiden Biltmore, after taking Faith's lead, scarfs down Zod's Meow Chow. He might be addicted.

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Piper Mason-Troubadour shows off her mad xylophone skills.

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Gia's makeover will have to wait. (But, I mean, nothing can top the cool band uniform she's currently sporting!)

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Poem Mason-Troubadour is trying to figure out how her Jack Skellingbear got over here!

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Kendrick leads the toddler dance party!

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In the middle of the party, Henry is potty trained!

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Dawn: I've got some juicy gossip about your boss *giggles*.

Heaven: Oooh, tell me!

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Dawn: He was fired on his FIRST DAY!

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Heaven: *gigglesnort* He's such a goober!


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Oscar carries on the Lambswool tradition of children eating their toys.

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Zod: Who dis? And why is she EATING MY MEOW CHOW!!!???

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Like always, some of the guests don't want to leave!

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Angie: George and Dawn still owe me §120 for babysitting!

OK, OK, they'll pay you... eventually...

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Bianca and Gavin Biltmore huggle! ^_^

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Oscar finds his OTH wiggling in front of the stereo.

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George heads out to work...

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and Dawn cleans up after these nasty guests.

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Gianna finally wakes up and gets a makeover! Gia is a 7-8-2-8-7 Capricorn who is highly interested in the paranormal. She's family-oriented like her Ma, and ambitious like her Pa. Of course she has to wear glasses like every other Lambswool but Gia's are more stylish!

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Dawn kicks out the remaining stragglers...

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then sits down for a cuppa.

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Oh boy! I can't wait for Spring when these guys age up!!

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GO HOME CINDY LOU! At least she's being helpful?

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Gianna joins her siblings in their love for scribbling.

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Zod: If only I could capture these utensils! Then they would all bow down to me... or die!

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George goes straight to bed after work.

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Bianca is potty trained!!!!!

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Wednesday, Day 17

"You're Not Being Helpful"

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Dawn stays up late cleaning.

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I don't think that's an appropriate show for you Antonio!

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As Dawn finally goes to bed...

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George wakes up.

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The grape vines are getting taller!

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After tending the grapes, George heads inside for piano practice.

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Bianca will end up being the brain surgeon or the rocket scientist of the family. Mark my words.

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Dawn takes a minute to gab with Heaven on the phone. The two have become fast friends!

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Once piano practice is over George makes a beeline to his wife for kisses.

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O-M-G!!! Can we please get a family for Cindy Lou so she will stop pestering everyone else's?

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George prepares an autumn salad for lunch... in the winter.

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Dawn returns to making quilted squares.

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George just did all of that! Now you're just over-watering. YOU'RE NOT BEING HELPFUL!!

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During lunch Miss I-Want-To-Have-10-Kids brooches the subject with George. George, however, insists he has a 24 pack of non-baby-making soda that he has to use before it goes bad. I guess that means no more babies for you two!

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Zod: *dreams* There are no strings to hold me down, to make me sad, to make me frown...

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Yes! Technically Antonio is the oldest of the toddlers but because of my rotation he won't be the first to transition to child. :(

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George finally sits down and writes a check out to Angie for babysitting back-pay.

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The Lambswools added another potty chair in the basement in the hopes of potty training the last two kids as fast as the others.

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Thank you for reading!!! ^.^


  • After throwing a mini-fit regarding how long it would take Dawn to get a bronze badge I figured out (with the help some very nice simmers) that my Harder Skills mod was also affecting the sewing badge. Now that it's out she should be able to earn them at a normal pace. Hopefully she'll receive the gold badge sometime in the next sim year -- the town desperately needs a clothing store!
  • I had a little glitch where aging wasn't happening. I had to change their ages in SimPe so that the twins could age up properly.


Next time on The Oceanside Project...

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Zod: Now is the perfect time to attack the mini humans!

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Zod: You'd better learn how to run...


Current Music: Legal Tender by The B-52s
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Simlili: Nina[personal profile] simlili on August 23rd, 2016 07:55 am (UTC)
Bloody hell, I can't believe the update ended without Dawn acquiring the bronze badge! After I saw on tumblr you had identified the source of the issue, I thought the poor sim had seen the last of the damn things. Next time, hopefully.

The fault in our potholders, though XD

Anyway, I'd like to borrow that copy of Oceanside Today. Not saying that you're not doing a great job keeping us informed about what's been going on in Oceanside, but, clearly, Beckett Graham's reviews are the real thing^^

Lol at Rocky's lunch at the Crimson Crab XD Isn't it great when the thought bubbles cooperate.
Obviously, Rocky, these people are not taking you seriously enough. You need to send a MESSAGE. Someone has to die. Lose a limb at the very least.

Oh and I always forget to ask, are all those sleeping toddlers just passed out, or is it a hack that lets them sleep anywhere?
Can't wait to see them all age to children either, simchildren are so fun.

Awesome update, as usual!
Darkest Dawn[personal profile] darkestdawn on August 23rd, 2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
I actually played through all of the households earlier this year and I'm just now getting to post the updates so I still had the Harder Skills mod in during this round. It wasn't until I was editing the pictures that I decided to investigate why it was taking so long. So, hopefully, Dawn will get the bronze in Spring!

Beckett Graham don't care. He does what he wants! Everyone will fall to their knees to get a good review from him.

Yes, I think Rocky is going to need to go to extreme measures to show these sims who's boss...

Sleeping Toddlers: I use the toddler blanket and an invisible recolor so it looks like they're sleeping on regular rugs -- because my sims can't be bothered to put their kids in their actual cribs XD.

Thank you Lili!!
Simlili: Bill Murray[personal profile] simlili on August 23rd, 2016 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, so that's the secret! Thanks. They look really cute (and comfy) sleeping on rugs like that.