Almost had the scare of a lifetime

So a couple months ago, one of my hard drives tragically passed away. It had all my photos, videos and video editing stuff I used to use for youtube and stuff.
Yesterday, my hard drive with all my games installed died, including my origin games. I didn’t think of until now but I just thought that I’d lost my save files. I double-checked and thankfully, no matter where you install The Sims, all the saves and files go into your hard drive where windows is installed. I still took it upon myself to backup my Sims 4 file so all my saves, sims and mods are in place in case the whole computer died. My anxiety was too real for a second there haha.

So obviously, gonna be a while before I can play and upload new chapters so bear with me ❤
Thanks for reading!

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The Goodman ISBI Patriarchy – Chapter 20 [Unda Da Sea]

Hey hey! Welcome back to the Goodman ISBI Patriarchy! Last time, our heir poll ended and Tanner won. This time, Tanner takes over as torch holder,  meets his betrothed and we start on the sixth generation!


Trent and Tanner do the traditional ‘become best friends to pass the torch’ ritual.



Then Tanner gets to meet the woman who he will eventually marry!
Meet Dion Gyles!
Dion is a Cheerful, Neat, Alluring Music Lover with the Soul Mate Aspiration.

I did create her with the intent of bringing new genes into the legacy. I do not plan on doing this again through out the rest of the legacy. I figured as this is the halfway point of the legacy and I’m a little over every torch holder having black hair, we’d mix it up a bit.


The tried and true method of sims being friends quick, cloud-gazing/star-gazing. It’s so useful.


Also

I thought about making Dion just an Ariel clone, but I really like the pattern on her when she’s in mermaid form.



I feel like even if I move the family off the island(most definitely happening by the time the sixth generation are kids), I’m definitely going to have a giant pool surrounding the next house because I have no idea when the mermaid-gene will be bred out.


Trent is having a great time being a non-torch-holder. He doesn’t write anymore but still  gets around 4 to 5 thousand bucks a day in royalties so it definitely helps the family out.


Kala and Dion get along well.


Tanner gets along well with her as well. They’re still only platonic at this point.



That changed quick.




Dating and have already woohoo’d after a day of knowing each other. Sims, man


Oh yeah, Dax is still here haha.




The family continues to be very chill while we wait for Dax to have a birthday.


We’re still getting somewhere with these two.


Tanner serenades his lady love.
How it sounds:
Tanner’s singing voice






And they’re engaged!


We set up a wedding straight away.


Evan and Karly arrive, she doesn’t look very thrilled.







Tanner and Dion cut their wedding cake and might have had a woohoo-break after the ceremony 😡







After the wedding, Tanner gets a job in the criminal career path


We also get to $200,000, earning more points.


Quality time with mom.


Harvestfest comes up and I don’t trust Tanner with making turkey so we settle for breakfast. It turns out great.



He later gets his butt kicked by an old lady. He needs to be disliked for his aspiration so I basically just try to catch whoever may be on a neighboring island.


Traveling back to the home island and we discover Dion is pregnant. I didn’t get a notification or anything so I was glad I checked on her. Gen 6 is on the way!


Dion’s portrait is done.


Five generations of portraits down.


Dion blows up like a balloon. She had a pretty slender frame to start with so she looks really pregnant really quickly.


Trent is still around, just being a retired author.


This guy finally has a birthday.




Dax gains the Noncommittal trait to go with Vegetarian, Loner and Collector.
His aspiration is The Curator.
He also gained ‘Top-Notch Toddler’, ‘Responsible’, and ‘Good Manners’ from his upbringing, earning us points.

We also get points for randomizing all traits and aspirations for the entire generation.
Dax gets saved to my gallery and moves in with Evan and Karly.


Dion has a conversation with the fish in the tank showing that she truly is the sims version of Ariel lmao.


Also, very pregnant.


She swam around for a bit then decided that napping in the rain was the best idea.


Evil things are happening.


Bam, look at that. An evil villain needs a partner in crime!
Meet Rainbow (literally her name from the shelter. As a black cat I found this hilarious and couldn’t bring myself to change it)
She’s a Lazy, Gluttonous and Friendly Black Cat.


Dion is doing good, but I have something else to play with right now.




So cuuuuute


Labor time!



A boy! We’re getting lucky!
The dice name him Antonio!


Let’s go, baby number 2 time!






Kitty spam!


I also got a lot of CC furniture, my favorite being these hanging bunk beds. So the kids’ room is done and I have night lights everywhere haha.


Dion: What a strange feeling… 😀


Dion: *barf*


Poor Rainbow is scared of the TV.


Tanner loves his little guy.


Kala doesn’t have much time left. I take the time to write down her info just in case. She could go any day now.



Tanner actually has a great singing voice, being a merman, but I always think of that freaking song when I think of someone doing a ‘mermaid ballad’.



Tanner calls over a dolphin and makes friends. I can’t imagine any of my sims being mean to this cutie.


*takes a cute picture of autonomous romance, actually focusing on kitten nomming in the background*


Laser pointer fun!


Antonio ages up as well, looking very much like his mother, at least when it comes to his hair and eyes. I dunno why his skin is so pale because his mother even has a tan. He’s a cutie though!
He rolls the Independent trait.


I won’t be upset if he looks a lot like Dion.



Grandpa autonomously puts Antonio to bed. I love it.



Rainbow grows up as well.


Later on, she gets really sick and turns out like this so as soon as Tanner gets home from work I send them to the vet. She’s all better now, thankfully.







More cuteness spam.


Also scenic pictures.


Kala is still going strong so I think she’s gonna pass her life expectancy. I remember one of the first legacies I tried in the sims 4, a sim with maxed out athleticism took forever to die. I just hope she doesn’t tire herself out.


Happy labor time!



Another boy!
Meet Levi!



Then Dion wets herself, giving us our first fail in a really long time.



We end the chapter with Tanner adopting a second cat because he and I both have no willpower. This is Fidget! I didn’t write his traits down but I can get them next time. He’s a good boy ❤

Thanks so much for reading guys, I hope you all enjoyed it! We’ve started on the sixth generation and I feel like this is one of the most productive legacies I’ve ever started and I may actually complete it haha.

Bye all!

POINTS –
Fails:
Self Wetting: -5 (5)
Pass Out: -5 (7)
Failing School: -5
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): -5 (1)
Accidental Deaths: -10
Fires: -10 (2)
Social Worker Visit: -15

Accomplishments:
Single Birth: +5 (9)
Twins: +10 (2)
Triplets: +15
Any Sim completes an Aspiration Milestone(Child to Adult): +5 (10)
Any Sim completes their Aspiration(Child to Adult): +10 (2)
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers: +5 (13)
Skills (Child to Adult) maxed by NTH family members: +10 (2)
NTH children/teens earning an A in school: +5 (12)
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): +5 (21)
NTH sims reaching top of career(teen to elder): +10
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation: +10 (4)
Not using spares’ satisfaction reward points for an entire generation: +10 (3)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned: +20 (2)
Immortalizing Torch-Holder(biography, painting, photograph): +5 (5)

Total Points:
435

The Goodman ISBI Patriarchy – Chapter 19 [A Star Is Born]

Welcome back to the Goodman Patriarchy! Last time, we had an heir poll! This time, I play until the poll ends and the next torch holder is ready to take over!

Let’s start with a mini-sim-check!

Trent is updating his status on Sim-Book.

Kala is having fish-dreams.

I think Karly is watching a movie.

The boys are all still swimming.


And the credits roll.


This chapter is pretty short compared to my usual ones. I basically played until an heir was determined and Trent ages up to elder.


The boys start coming in.


PurpleShark on Simstagram: Making brunch after a long swim. #MermenOfSimstagram #GetYouAManWhoCooks #RealMenLovePurple #LetsHopeIDontBurnIt


He doesn’t burn his food, but he does break the oven, giving Trent something to do.


I really hope they add University to Sims 4 soon. It would be so fun to have a stage right before young adult where sims can go to college.


Karly earns an A, getting us points.



Evan’s birthday arrives.


Evan adds Family-Oriented to Essence of Flavor, Gloomy and Active. He has the Master Mixologist aspiration.
He also earns the Responsible, Good Manners and Happy Toddler traits so we get some points!


Evan unfortunately got zero votes in the heir poll. He’s been saved and moved out. We’ll see him again soon.




These three have a birthday coming up in like four sim-days. At this point Tanner is winning the heir poll so I doubted he’d be going anywhere.



I go ahead and give Trent and Kala their makeovers so I don’t have to do it when they age up.


Trent goes swimming with his wife.


She has a bit of an unfair advantage though.



Evan visits a lot sooner than I expect him to. I moved him to Newcrest so I assumed the glitched that stopped people from visiting Sulani was still happening but it looks like they fixed it.


Trent spends a lot of his free time writing books. He’s pretty high on the celebrity list because of his writing, which is cool, and we get five to six thousand simoleons a day in royalties.



After writing a best seller, Trent becomes a proper celebrity and sparkles and walks funny all the time now. I know I can switch it off but I think it’s funny lol.



Triple birthday means a two tiered cake!


Kala first

Then Karly

Last is Tanner


Kala is still pretty cute


Karly fills out very nicely.
She gets Materialistic to go with Perfectionist, Dog Lover and Quick Learner.
Her aspiration is Nerd Brain.
She also gained Happy Toddler, Good Manners, Responsible and Insensitive. So we got some positive and negative points.


Here’s Trent, looking very cute in his new hipster look.
He gets Romantic to go with Cat Lover, Geek and Dastardly.
His aspiration is Public Enemy.
He also gained Happy Toddler and Responsible. More points for us.



The poll ends at this point because I don’t think anyone else will vote. Tanner wins with four votes, Dax comes in second with two and poor Evan has no votes at all. For a while it was tied between Tanner and Dax so I thought I’d have two heirs, but I think Tanner’s cute face won people over.


So Karly moves out and Tanner gets a pretty purple makeover for his room. Looks like he loves it.


Kala shows me still has it when she maxes her athletic skill, earning us points. That’s two skills maxed for Kala. Her mischief skill is still at 9.


These boys love hanging out together.


Kala scares the heck out of me by continuing to work out. I hope she doesn’t wear her heart out D:





It’s Meet a Celebrity day so I send Tanner out. Looks like he has a lot of fans.


Dax, though severely dehydrated, comes home with an A in school, earning points.



I generally make the current torch holder and the next one ‘best friends’ but I haven’t even had to. They constantly hang out.


Kala goes rouge and steals someone’s boat. It was pretty funny watching her sail around.



Trent’s birthday arrives!


Still a cutie, and the makeover fits him well as an elder.


This is where I end today’s chapter. Next time, this handsome fella takes over and torch holder and you guys get to meet the carefully crafted sim I’ve created for him to marry. It’ll probably be the first and last time I create a spouse for the legacy but I had a concept in my head and I figured I’d roll with it.


A little preview, lol
Next time, we’ll meet Tanner’s betrothed and I’ll get to play him and get the fifth generation moving. Thanks for reading, guys! ❤

POINTS:
Fails:
Self Wetting: -5 (4)
Pass Out: -5 (7)
Failing School: -5
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): -5 (1)
Accidental Deaths: -10
Fires: -10 (2)
Social Worker Visit: -15

Accomplishments:
Single Birth: +5 (7)
Twins: +10 (2)
Triplets: +15
Any Sim completes an Aspiration Milestone(Child to Adult): +5 (10)
Any Sim completes their Aspiration(Child to Adult): +10 (2)
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers: +5 (13)
Skills (Child to Adult) maxed by NTH family members: +10 (2)
NTH children/teens earning an A in school: +5 (12)
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): +5 (18)
NTH sims reaching top of career(teen to elder): +10
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation: +10 (3)
Not using spares’ satisfaction reward points for an entire generation: +10 (3)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned: +20 (1)
Immortalizing Torch-Holder(biography, painting, photograph): +5 (5)

Total Points:
385

The Goodman ISBI Patriarchy – Chapter 18 [Snips and Snails and Mermaid Tails] (HEIR POLL)

Welcome back to the Goodman ISBI Patriarchy! Last time we lost Julianna, Evan became a teenager and Dax became a child.

Sim check!

So much swimming

*dolphin noises*

The tail-less hang out

Sims playing sims

Homework done!


Evan has a hydrating bath.


Room is a little cramped with three kids and a teenager.


So we move Evan to the spare room and get him a better bed.


I learn my lesson and move the fish tank. It’s aesthetically pleasing here.


Julianna haunts angrily.


Which means broken plumbing. -__-
The worst part about the ghosts, for sure.


This also happens every night. I’m ready for these guys to stop being kids.
Worst part about the child-phase is the “monsters under the bed” especially in an ISBI challenge.


Yay, people can watch the fish in the living room now!


Tanner gets an A in school, getting us points.


Karly already has an A, while Evan and Dax have B’s.


These two have a birthday coming up.
They get to celebrate New Years Eve as kids though.


The family celebrates the new year in the living room.


Birthday time!



!


Here’s Tanner!
Tanner rolls the Public Enemy aspiration, which comes with the Dastardly trait. He also rolls the Geek trait to go with Cat Lover.


Karly decided to nap immediately after cake.
Karly rolls the Nerd Brain aspiration, which comes with the Quick Learner trait. She also rolls the Dog Lover trait to go with Perfectionist.



I have a bit of fun with their mer-forms.
Basically tails represent the kid’s assigned color(Evan has a black tail, Tanner has a purple one, and Karly has a blue one). The skin color is just randomly added as I see fit.


Cool shot is cool


Here’s a better shot of Karly. So pretty.


Tanner is still a cutie. I feel like his head is so much bigger than his body because of these slight shoulders.


Both boys have very slight shoulders. I hope this is something we can work out of the gene pool in time.



Tanner and Karly share a room
Evan and Dax share one as well


Trent is still around. He mostly writes, makes vegetarian food, and cleans up after the family.
He makes around 7-8 thousand simoleons a day in royalties for his books. Definitely helpful.


Dax’s motor skill continuously goes up because of how much he swims.


Kala gets sick. I toss a medicine in her inventory and make her drink it.


She feels great afterward, Trent sees to that.


Don’t even have to censor Karly’s bath pic because of her hair haha.
(I know I don’t have to censor it anyway, since I don’t use skin details with genitalia, but I still feel like it’s more appropriate)


Definitely the first time anyone has used this in a while.


I dunno why I thought this was a good shot. I thought it was cute.


The whole family is together.


Creepy neighbors are creepy. They like to wait out by the back door now instead of the front door.


I realize here that Dax’s teen birthday is in about a sim-week so I decide that I’ll basically play this chapter until Dax is a teen so we can have an heir poll today.


3 AM, do you know what your children are doing?


If you guys were curious about Tanner’s mer-form. I think it’s pretty cool.


Heavy Raaaaain


Little Dax gets an A in school.


Homework pow-wow. I believe Dax was already done at this point.


Ghost is broken.


Evan earns an A!


Karly swims with the fish!


Look at this happy, little peanut.


So scenic!


Love day arrives!


It’s an elixer lol


For some reason, all of Kala’s outfits changed to her swimwear so when they went on a date, she was very inappropriately dressed.



Romance!


A furry(I stupidly didn’t capture his cat ears in the shot while I was aiming away from Trent’s plumbob) swipes Kala’s plate from in front of her and starts to eat and analyze it.


Great.


Thanks, Julianna.


Bruh.


She kept coming in here to try and break something in the master bathroom, but every time she attempted to, someone would be using it and she’d get embarrassed. That’s what you get.


Always gotta capture this cuteness.


Trent hanging out with the teenagers. Dax is still on the couch in the background.


Kala naps.


Kala maxes the parenting skill, earning us points. According to my point board, she is the first non-torch holder to do this. I could be wrong though.


Uh, excuse me?


Bruh.
He walked through the front door and out the back door, then stood there for a minute. Why do people do this???


We’ve got more points coming, the family passes 100 thousand simoleons!


The asshole neighbor left rotten food in our backyard.
Evan grabs it for me, he’s a doll.
Also new wallpaper from the sims resource.


Dax’s birthday arrives and he spends the morning swimming with Evan before he grows a tail.


Then he has a bowl of chips for a snack, even though there is a buttload of food in there he can eat -_-.


Cake time!

Before we reveal Dax, let’s get our heir poll out the way!



Evan Goodman
Current Grade in School: A
Merman with Black Tail and Normal Skintone
Aspiration: Master Mixologist
Traits: Essence of Flavor, Active, Gloomy, Happy Toddler



Tanner Goodman
Current Grade in school: B
Merman with Purple Tail and Black Skin
Aspiration: Public Enemy
Traits: Dastardly, Cat Lover, Geek, Happy Toddler



Dax Goodman
Current Grade in School: B
Merman with Blue Tail and White Skin
Aspiration: The Curator
Traits: Collector, Vegetarian, Loner, Top-Notch Toddler


We end on Trent hanging out. Make sure you guys vote!
I dunno how long the poll will be. Evan’s young adult birthday is in about two sim-days so I want to know who is going to be heir before that.
Thanks so much for reading, I hope everyone enjoyed!

POLL CLOSED:

(results)

POINTS:

Fails:
Self Wetting: -5 (4)
Pass Out: -5 (7)
Failing School: -5
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): -5
Accidental Deaths: -10
Fires: -10 (2)
Social Worker Visit: -15

Accomplishments:
Single Birth: +5 (7)
Twins: +10 (2)
Triplets: +15
Any Sim completes an Aspiration Milestone(Child to Adult): +5 (10)
Any Sim completes their Aspiration(Child to Adult): +10 (2)
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers: +5 (13)
Skills (Child to Adult) maxed by NTH family members: +10 (1)
NTH children/teens earning an A in school: +5 (10)
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): +5 (10)
NTH sims reaching top of career(teen to elder): +10
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation: +10 (3)
Not using spares’ satisfaction reward points for an entire generation: +10 (3)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned: +20 (1)
Immortalizing Torch-Holder(biography, painting, photograph): +5 (4)

Total Points:
325

The Goodman ISBI Patriarchy – Chapter 17 [Deaths and Birthdays]

Hello hello! Welcome back to the Goodman ISBI Patriarchy!
Last time our toddlers grew up and we added a fourth kid to the mix. We also lost Jason to old age. Let’s see what the family is up to!

Sim-check time!







There’s some mixed emotions in the family right now. Everyone is still cute, though.


I really need to move the fish tank to the living room, everyone loves to just watch the fish.
(spoilers: I never move it)


Dax is still super cute and sticks out like a sore thumb in this family.


At least the family is really close.


I am still slightly obsessed with taking pictures of the family swimming because it’s so pretty outside.


Trent works on his writing and the kids work on homework.



Kala is still a great mom.


The house gets a bit of a makeover on the outside. New windows, ceiling and roof textures. I think I change it again at some point.



The living room and kitchen also get some new colorful stuff.


Everyone loves swimming. If I can’t find someone, they’re most likely swimming.


Trent helps Evan out with a project so he gets started on it.


Karly decides the best time to throw paint around outside is during a thunderstorm.


She then cleans it up.
Go inside :l


Julianna is still the prettiest old lady ever.


Here’s some cuteness.


Trent gets a call that Reece is dead. He’s pretty broken up about it, as am I 😦


Reunited and it feels so goooood.


Birthday time!



Kala has her adult birthday and makeover.


Trent is only a few days behind Kala now after all the pregnancies.


All three kids have B averages in school at this point.


I think Tanner is jealous of his mom’s tail. He wants one.
Soon, kiddo.


Julianna’s life bar is pretty much filled up. So she’s gonna go any day now.


Dax likes to follow his mom around. He reminds me of a duckling lol.
He maxes his communication skill, earning us points.


Uh, Julianna? You okay?
Julianna: I dunno..
WTF


Julianna: I don’t feel well.


Oh.

So basically my game was giving me issues where sims would stall out. Time would still go on but sims would just stand still and stay that way until I open up the menu to save and quit. Well it happened right before Julianna was supposed to die and she just poofed into a ghost, then died. The Grim Reaper never came to get her. She just yeeted herself into an urn. So freaking confusing.


This is all that’s left. The repairman seems as concerned as I am.


Glitches or not, she joins Jason in the attic.


Julianna Goodman (McCallister)
I didn’t write her traits down or anything, am newb.
Spouse: Jason Goodman
Children: Trent and Lisa
Grandchildren: Evan, Tanner, Karly and Dax


Dax maxes imagination. Gets us some points in these trying times.






More cuteness.


He’s such a derpy guy. I love it.


This is still something I love to watch.


Evan, who is still so broken up about his grandmother dying, scores an A in school which gives us more points.

Random picture time!





Basically pictures with no notes lmao



MAXIMUM HYDRATION!!!!!


Why not just nap in bed?


Jason haunts and seems very sad, maybe because Julianna died recently and hasn’t haunted yet?


Trent’s birthday arrives!




Still cute as heck.


Kala agrees.


Dax maxes thinking. He has every skill maxed but the potty skill. He has a birthday in a couple sim-days so either it’ll happen or it won’t.


Trent maxes his writing skill.

This is a new sim-session starting now so I did another sim-check

The girls of the house hang out.


Trent is sleeping.

Evan just had a shower.


Tanner is sleeping.


Dax is being cute.



Kala is in dire need of hydration so she heads to the bath instead of jumping in the ocean 15 feet away. #logic



Sibling love

Here are a few pictures of my favorite child this generation.



Look at that little face.
He is definitely the cutest kid, in my opinion.


Swim time for the boys.


Dax’s birthday arrives!



He gets the Rambunctious Scamp aspiration and the Vegetarian trait.
Looking at his features, it seems like he has a lot of first generation throwback genes. Dominic’s hair color and Izumi’s eye shape. I think he has his mother’s cheekbones, too. Very mixed. I like him.


Dax: Ew bacon.
You know your dad made you like 3 different vegetarian meals and you voluntarily grabbed the BLT and ate it…
Dax: Meat is murder 😦


Our creepy neighbors come over like once a week and wait outside with food. I never let them in because they’re so sketchy. Now they make their way to the back door and watch the kids hanging out in their swimwear. Freaking weird.


The twins do homework together.


The cheekbones


Trent maxes his cooking skill.


Wooo the storm!


Karly gets an A in school, earning us points. The kids are grumpy af because of the thunderstorm.


Family time!


In another sim day, this guy has a birthday.


Lightning strikes the jungle gym beyond repair. Yikes.


Kids are enjoying swim time.


Dax: I wanna swim too 😀


Then it rains again, tragic haha


Dax doesn’t care though and decides to swim in the thunderstorm and lightning strikes like 7 feet away from him. GTFO of the water, kid!!!


Yeah you look a lot more annoyed than I would if I just narrowly avoided death.


Monsters under beds the night before Christmas.


The next morning, the decorations are up and you can see I recolored the outside of the house again. I think I might change the window frames soon but I haven’t decided yet.


It’s Winterfest and Evan’s birthday. Trent gives all the kids a gift. They each get an elixir that he regularly gets in the mail due to his celebrity status. I can only hope they drink it when they need energy.


Winter cake for Evan’s Winterfest birthday.



There he is!
Evan rolls the Master Mixologist aspiration and the Essence of Flavor and Gloomy traits to go with Active. He’s very cute.

Also


Merman!!!

Here’s where we end the chapter. Next time, I’m literally gonna capture notes and screenshots until all the other kids become teenagers so we can have an heir poll.

I have made it obvious (by literally writing it down) that Tanner is my favorite so far, but he and Evan look pretty similar to each other. I’m going to stop myself from just choosing favorites and let you guys decide who will win the poll between Evan, Tanner and Dax. I hope you guys enjoyed the chapter! See you all soon! ❤

Fails:
Self Wetting: -5 (4)
Pass Out: -5 (7)
Failing School: -5
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): -5
Accidental Deaths: -10
Fires: -10 (2)
Social Worker Visit: -15

Accomplishments:
Single Birth: +5 (7)
Twins: +10 (2)
Triplets: +15
Any Sim completes an Aspiration Milestone(Child to Adult): +5 (10)
Any Sim completes their Aspiration(Child to Adult): +10 (2)
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers: +5 (13)
Skills (Child to Adult) maxed by NTH family members: +10
NTH children/teens earning an A in school: +5 (7)
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): +5 (10)
NTH sims reaching top of career(teen to elder): +10
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation: +10 (3)
Not using spares’ satisfaction reward points for an entire generation: +10 (3)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned: +20
Immortalizing Torch-Holder(biography, painting, photograph): +5 (4)

Total Points:
280

 

The Goodman ISBI Patriarchy – Chapter 16 [Fish Kisses]

Don’t ask about the title of this chapter, lol.

So! Basically last chapter Trent took over and we got him married to a mermaid and they started popping out babies. So far we have two boys and one girl for the fifth generation and the comments agreed that Trent and Kala should try for one more baby since there’s an open slot in the house.

So here we go!

Here’s Trent and Karly.

Karly and Tanner.

Evan.

Kala.

Jason.

and Julianna.


Trent loves hanging out and being silly with his kids.
I see a ghost-Chubbs in the background too.


Then the twins are just too cute to function.


Evan says whatever and plays with dolls.


The family past time of hanging out in the bathroom stands strong.


Trent starts working on his writing skill so he can earn some extra cash writing books.


Trent: So the readers want us to have another baby.
Kala: Oh yeeeeah?





Oh-la-la~


No route-failing this time. They look like they had fun.
Fun fact, they autonomously chose to ‘try for baby’ in the waterfall. All I did was click Kala and select ‘try for baby’.


There’s a few pictures this chapter of Trent practicing writing and people socializing behind him.


I love getting pictures of the toddlers playing together.


Kala does this a lot, she loves playing with the kids.

I basically have a lot of random pictures until Evan’s birthday with absolutely no notes to go with them so here they are!









Pregnant mermaid!








We end our random montage with some dolphin noises haha.


Here’s Evan’s birthday cake!



Pre-makeover!

Post-makeover!

Evan gets the Rambunctious Scamp aspiration and the Active trait.
Should also point out that Evan maxed out his Movement, Communication and Imagination skills as a toddler. The points reflect this! 😀

I can already see that his genes are so different. I’m excited for this generation to grow up!


Trent and Tanner hang out.


Evan takes to the water and while he doesn’t sprout a tail (you guys were right) he still really enjoys swimming. I love it.


Then he goes into the house and mops up some mess. Cutie ❤


We’re at around $200 a day in royalties from Trent’s short stories. I think at this point he starts writing screenplays.


So cuuuuute


Jason doesn’t have much time left 😦


Just gotta show Kala’s cute summer clothes while she hangs out with Tanner.


Evan, though bigger than his siblings, still plays with them often.


Lisa comes over and is really sad about some nameless relative dying. It’s good to see you either way!


I made Kala talk to the fish because the dolphin noises crack me up haha.


Trent dresses in his scuba dear to fix the sink.
He doesn’t actually, he just got home from work haha


I will never get sick of taking pictures like this.

My son at this point was like: WHY ARE THERE MERMAIDS IN THE SIMS 4?!
hahaha


This cutie got nominated for an award for one of his screenplays!


Trent keeps on writing screenplays and Evan does homework.


Tanner’s Imagination skill is maxed and his Movement skill is almost there as well.


Kala keeps up with her hydration like a good fishie.


The belly!!


Yo the game is honestly gorgeous.


And so is Kala, I love her bunches.


Look at this precious big head.
I think he maxes Movement here.


I followed these two here as quick as I could. They both have movement maxed and can run everywhere and they’re so hard to watch. Quick as bunnies.


Back rubs for the preggo.


Kala is forever in her swimwear, Evan too haha.




Trent goes free-diving for treasures.


He finds this necklace, The Heart of Sulani. It’s on display on his dresser with some other things he’s found.


Family time!


Kala, no!


Kala: Kala, yes!


Kala: Hmm, I’m feeling what may be labor pains.

Karma >_>


Jason swings until he’s nauseated. He does this at least once a day.


Kala: *furiously attempts to relax as her body opens itself up*


I won’t make a beached whale joke…


Finally!


Another boy!
Meet Dax Goodman!


Dax is super hungry and Trent wants to feed him but everyone just keeps running over to try and coo at him. STAHP BEFORE SOCIAL SERVICES COMES!


We got him.


Don’t be cute like you didn’t smash that again after Trent fixed it :l


And again -_-
Three times in one chapter, a new record.



Cuties


Jason really has no time left. He could go any moment now. I think Julianna can tell.


Trent is probably explaining to Tanner that even though his mother breaks the dollhouse, she still loves him.





Just some Evan spam.


Dax is still around as well haha.


I like that the family likes to hang out outdoors and the kids use the playground equipment a lot.
Also, Jason’s garden has been sold. No one is gonna be able to manage it soon 😦


Jason is sad because his older sister Valerie has passed. It’s pretty sad 😦


Before Dax and the twins can have a birthday, the inevitable happens.









Bye Jason ❤


Jason Goodman
Freelance Botanist – Completed
Collector, Bookworm, Lazy, Unflirty, Responsible
Life Partner – Julianna McCalister
Children – Trent Goodman and Lisa Goodman
Grandchildren – Evan Goodman, Tanner Goodman, Karly Goodman and Dax Goodman

I forgot to write down all the skills he maxed but I know for a fact that Gardening and Cooking were maxed.


Lisa stops by again and has obviously heard about her dad.


Even though Trent is sad, he goes to the award show to see if his book won.


He wins the Starlight Accolade for Best Book.


He heads home extremely sad. Poor guy.


Here we are.


Evan: Mooooooooom whhyyyyyy?!


Birthday time!


GUYS
BLOND HAIR
First blond since the founder!!!!!!!!!
Dax is sad about his grandfather because he technically witnessed the death.
He rolled the Charmer trait.

Dax is also a mer-baby so every kid this generation has the mer-gene.



Cake for the twins.



Cake face!


Here’s Tanner!
He gets the Whiz Kid aspiration and the Cat Lover trait.


Here’s Karly!
She gets the Social Butterfly aspiration and the Perfectionist trait.

They’re in their warm weather clothes at the moment but you guys will see their other outfits next chapter, I’m sure.

That concludes this chapter, folks! One elder, two young adults, three kids and one toddler!
Jason and Julianna have a bit of an age gap so she’ll be around a little bit longer. Kala’s birthday should be coming up soon as well, she’s a good bit older than Trent, though the pregnancies helped bridge the gap a bit.

Dunno how long next chapter will be, this one was 116 screenshots long haha. Next time I’m basically gonna play until my brain tells me I have too many screenshots lol. That’s basically what has happened the last two chapters lol. Thanks for reading, guys ❤

Fails:
Self Wetting: -5 (4)
Pass Out: -5 (7)
Failing School: -5
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): -5
Accidental Deaths: -10
Fires: -10 (2)
Social Worker Visit: -15

Accomplishments:
Single Birth: +5 (7)
Twins: +10 (2)
Triplets: +15
Any Sim completes an Aspiration Milestone(Child to Adult): +5 (10)
Any Sim completes their Aspiration(Child to Adult): +10 (2)
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers: +5 (10)
Skills (Child to Adult) maxed by NTH family members: +10
NTH children/teens earning an A in school: +5 (5)
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): +5 (10)
NTH sims reaching top of career(teen to elder): +10
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation: +10 (3)
Not using spares’ satisfaction reward points for an entire generation: +10 (2)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned: +20
Immortalizing Torch-Holder(biography, painting, photograph): +5 (4)

Total Points:
245

The Goodman ISBI Patriarchy – Chapter 15 [A bunch of lucky breaks]

Hello hello hello! Welcome back to the Goodman ISBI Patriarchy! Last time, our twins became young adults, giving Trent the torch. Our first dogs, Chubbs and Paco, unfortunately passed away and their puppies, Taz and Ruby, became elders. Before going through the double-tragedy of both dogs dying in front of me at the same time, I kick them out with Lisa and don’t even get a picture of her as a young adult before booting her out the door.


So I send Trent over to the house I moved her into to say hi and get a picture of her.
She’s still in her party clothes from the birthday party. I really do think she’s adorable.


Taz and Ruby are here as well, very gray and tugging at my heartstrings.


This is the cute house on a neighboring island that I put her in. I didn’t wanna move her too far away.


Trent finished the first milestone in his aspiration (becoming a young adult and owning $1,000 worth of kids stuff) so we got some points pretty quick.

The next milestone won’t happen until he’s a parent so we have time.


Now that Jason is off the leash, he does cutesy stuff with Julianna autonomously. It’s nice.


Trent’s room gets remodeled and for some reason Julianna has to stand in there while Trent is sleeping. Hello??


Later on, Jason comes in to have some water. New bed = new place to hang out apparently.


Ya’ll, he’s sleeping. Kindly fuck off.


How’d you sleep?
Trent: My parents flirted on my bed for most of the night. I was so uncomfortable.
Yikes.

Trent gets a job as a diver, because why not. It’s a part-time job with only 3 hours an evening on weekdays so I figured that’s great for a torch holder.


Unfortunate custom content strikes our mail-person. Who delivers the mail in a sexy one-piece?
I guess she has to swim to the island to bring the mail to us haha.


I see this very interesting local when I take Trent out to meet people and I find her features so cool that I decide immediately that I must have her.
Her name is Kalamainu’u Iona. It’s a mouthful haha.
I decide after this point, I’m going to call her Kala, because it’s easier to spell.


Trent gets to know her for a while, we find out she’s Non-Committal and Mean. I suppose I can deal with another Non-committal sim (Julianna has the trait as well). If she gives us cool-looking babies I can deal.





The hang out for a few hours then Trent’s first day at work arrives so we have to run off.


Apparently Kala is also a co-worker so I’m going to pretend they hung out at work as well. Look at him in his little scuba clothes.


Doesn’t take much convincing to invite Kala to come hang out at the house.



Doesn’t take long for the flirts to start flying.


Trent asks Kala out on a date the next day and she accepts. They head back out to the area where they met. There’s a pretty park and a bar around here.


They don’t even head into the bar though.


A pretty easy first kiss, I have to admit. It was at this point that I started feeling very lucky haha.


We get them to go steady quickly enough.


Kala moves in after the date is over. I had Trent invite her back to the house and then spammed friendly interactions until we had the option to ask her to move in.
Makeover time!


So I found out something interesting about her when I put her in CAS. Three guesses?
You’ll see soon enough.

Kalamainu’u Iona is a Loner, Mean, Non-Committal, Dastardly, Muser. Her aspiration is Chief of Mischief.


Guess what they’re about to do?


Bow-chicka-wow-wow


After some fun-times with Trent, Kala heads to the ocean for some autonomous swimming.


Bam!
Did you guys guess?? Did you already know?!
Kala is a mermaid! I found a mermaid, ya’ll!!
Her mermaid form is so cool, very pale and her tail is so cool.


I’m not ashamed to admit that I watched her swim around for a good while.


I really like her, guys.


So we have a new interaction to try out “Woohoo in Waterfall”




Steamy!

I will warn though that I had some route-failing after the woohoo ended and both of them had to go to work as divers. My MCCC caught a last exception error but it’s apparently a normal Sims 4 bug. Just in case anyone needed to know.


I like that sims do this autonomously. Makes me feel like it wasn’t a waste putting all those towels out.


Kala finds out she’s pregnant while she’s swinging!



Kala tells Trent the news and he is super happy about it. So cute!


At this point I removed all the fish-related dishes from the fridge and threw them away. Apparently Kala gets sick eating fish and even if you make ‘Tofu Tacos’ people will still get the ‘fresh catch’ moodlet when they eat it and Kala will end up getting nauseated from it.


She also does this in the bath. So freaking cool, ya’ll.
I don’t use skin overlays with genitalia, but I still decided to add some censors just in case haha.



New Years Eve arrives and the family watches the ball drop together.


New Years kisses and some preggo belly!


Chuuuuuuuubbs!!!!

She whined at the door all night wanting to be walked. I felt so bad.


Autonomous cleaning!



We have a bit of romance before Trent does something that I hope we don’t regret.


Trent proposes. I was on pins and needles. With our founder getting rejected a bunch and me not even having the balls to have Jason propose to Julianna, fearing rejection. I was so nervous to do this.




She accepts though and I’m so ecstatic.

We plan the wedding right away!

Look at how cute~!


I love the black wedding dress. It matches her personality and aesthetic so well.


Jason and Julianna are in their fancy clothes and look super happy.


I invited all the living relatives, but since only Lisa lives in town, she was the only one to arrive. I believe this is a known glitch with this expansion pack. It’s okay though, Trent and Lisa are very close.


Some cute interactions before vows are read.


Of course it starts raining and Kala had to go swimming and decided to get married in her bikini.




(Note Jason, Julianna and Lisa watching from inside haha)



The wedding was still very cute. I enjoyed it.


Wedding cake made by Jason is shared.


And Kala’s portrait is added to the attic.
She is pregnant in her picture, but I figured it was cute and there was no issue with it.





Only mildly obsessed with her.


I send Trent diving. I was a bit disappointed to see that I couldn’t go down there with him but he found a pretty stone and ended up giving it to Kala.


Labor pains start while Kala is playing games on the computer.


She also gets sick, poor thing.


I give her some medicine and she sleeps off labor.


Here we go!


It’s a boy! Meet Evan Goodman!

Right after giving birth, Kala wets herself and I get my first fail in a long time.



Trent is so excited.

I thought about ending the chapter here, we have our first fifth generation baby and he’s eligible for heir. I did already play so I might as well put everything up lol.



Jason becomes an elder. I don’t see the point in changing his look haha.


I believe this is Jason and Kala’s first interaction.


If you guys didn’t know (I sure didn’t) this is what mermaid plumbobs look like!


Kala is pregnant again.
I wanted at least 3 kids this generation since part of Trent’s aspiration is to be friends with 3 of his kids.


Evan’s birthday arrives!



Here he is, cute as a button, like all toddlers!
Evan gets the Silly trait.




We get another milestone for Trent’s aspiration done. More points!







Here’s some cuteness-spam while we wait for Kala to give birth.


Speaking of!


It’s a girl!
Meet Karly.

You already see that second bassinet, there’s no fooling you.


Baby #2 is a boy and his name is Tanner!
We officially have 3 kids for the generation! Twins are so useful haha.


Jason and Evan hang out.


Julianna’s birthday finally arrives.


And I’m side-tracked by this.
Evan: Mama? D:
Kala: *angry dolphin noises*



Evan: Mama why? D:
Kala: REEEEEEEE!

Yeah that distracted me a lot haha. I send Trent to fix it pretty quickly, because Evan was so sad about it.


Kala: Thanks for cleaning up the mess I made in a blind rage. *smooch*
Trent: Anytime ❤


Oh yeah, here’s Julianna xD
I changed up her style a bit, she’s a very cute granny.


A local lifeguard decides to lounge in one of our floaties. Quit it D:




Still more time-killing. It’s nice just watch the family hang out.

At this point Evan has maxed out his Communication and Imagination toddler skills, earning us points. He’s been the most accomplished toddler of the legacy so far.



Trent hypes up the twins for their birthday.


Here’s Tanner, he got the Independent trait.


Karly gets the Angelic trait.

They’re both very cute and different, even though they both got black hair and brown eyes. I really hope Kala’s different bone structure helps spice up the legacy a bit. Plus, I forgot to mention earlier, all three kids have the mer-person icon in CAS, though they have no mer-form as toddlers. So far, all of the generation 5 kids are mer-folk. How exciting!
We’ll have to wait and see if Evan transforms in the water after his next birthday, though I suspect it won’t happen till he’s a teen.

Should we try for more kids or just stop at 3? The household isn’t so crazy, even with 3 toddlers, but I would wait until Tanner and Karly’s birthday was pretty close before having Trent and Kala try for more kids. I figured I’d let you guys help me decide. I’d be interested in seeing if all of their kids get Kala’s mer-gene.

Thanks for reading! ❤

Fails:
Self Wetting: -5 (4)
Pass Out: -5 (7)
Failing School: -5
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): -5
Accidental Deaths: -10
Fires: -10 (2)
Social Worker Visit: -15

Accomplishments:
Single Birth: +5 (7)
Twins: +10 (2)
Triplets: +15
Any Sim completes an Aspiration Milestone(Child to Adult): +5 (10)
Any Sim completes their Aspiration(Child to Adult): +10 (2)
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers: +5 (5)
Skills (Child to Adult) maxed by NTH family members: +10
NTH children/teens earning an A in school: +5 (5)
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs(throughout childhood to teen): +5 (10)
NTH sims reaching top of career(teen to elder): +10
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation: +10 (3)
Not using spares’ satisfaction reward points for an entire generation: +10 (2)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned: +20
Immortalizing Torch-Holder(biography, painting, photograph): +5 (4)

Total Points:
200