Round 2: Candy & Yuki, Part 3

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Summer and Candy were out for a night on the town at the Stargazer Lounge!

While they were looking to meet some new faces, Candy had one eye on Akira, the cute bartender. The talked for a bit, but she didn't think he was interested.

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Other guys tried to make an impression on Candy, but it didn't go well for any of them. This guy was pretty cute, but he was a bit too vain for Candy.

Summer didn't find anyone particularly interesting either.

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The next morning, Yuki was so excited to watch the season premiere of a new show that was airing that night! True, most people were excited to see Game of Llamas, but Yuki was totally nerding out about it.

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Don Lothario invited Candy out on a date that evening...but he chose to visit the ruins, a completely outdoor venue, when it was supposed to thunderstorm! The date was pretty miserable. Candy left early, which Don wasn't upset about.

She probably won't be going out with him again. Not a great week for romance!

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Leaving early, though, meant she could watch the season premiere of Game of Llamas with her lovely sister. They had a nice night together. #sisterbondingtime

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Late that evening, Caleb threatened to upset the peace between the sisters. Yuki got a phone call after she was already tucked in bed for the evening, asking her to come to Forgotten Hollow to see Caleb, and to meet his sister.

Curious to see Caleb at home, she went. Caleb's sister was lovely, and it was good to see Caleb not wearing an apron. Apparently, he is quite the fancy dresser.

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Much to Candy's surprise, Akira called her the following day. He asked her to go out to breakfast with him. She loved the idea.

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Things went well. Very well. Maybe this wasn't such a bad week for romance, afterall?

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On Saturday, it was Yuki's birthday! Candy threw a wonderful party with all of their friends. And before we all knew it, Yuki was a young adult and Candy was no longer the parent of a teenager.

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While many friends attended including her good friend Hugo, Yuki was most excited to have Caleb over. After most guests had left, they stayed in her room talking until quite late.

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When it was time to say goodbye, he gave her a hug. This hug felt...different...than the previous hugs, Yuki thought. Maybe? It was probably just her imagination.

Round 2: Candy & Yuki, Part 1

Start from the beginning here, or check out the links at the bottom for posts you might have missed.

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We are now back with Yuki and Candy, and things have taken an interesting turn. Yuki is going through a bit of a phase. She isn't interested in hanging out with Candy anymore. Candy is acting like too much of a mom, and Yuki just wants to be left along to do her own thing.

To help relieve some of these feelings, we got Yuki a journal which she's now writing in on a regular basis. Journals are great for emotional control.

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Candy knows that Yuki is a responsible and dependable kid, so she isn't too worried about this new phase. After they have a bit of an argument, Candy just heads up to her room to relax and completely immerse herself in some music.

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Jesminder invited Candy and Summer to the flea market. Candy had Yuki tag along. Candy thought getting in some sunshine and some social activity would be good for Yuki, who would have preferred to stay home on her computer. Yuki was so grumpy the whole time at the market!

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Well, look who it is? Good old Jonas! He loves just showing up and crashing the gatherings. He's nice, though, so we let him.

In the back, you can see that Summer ate some spicy food, and Yuki is so not impressed with this.

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Despite everyone's attempts to engage her, Yuki was very tense. It was hot out, she was with her sister and her friends. It was too crowded. Groups of people stress her out. She decided to take a jog around the outside of the flea market to clear her mind.

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That's when she ran into Caleb. Caleb had just ended his shift working in the area. He asked if she was okay, and then listened patiently while she vented.

Yuki just needed someone to listen and understand, which Caleb did, so she was immediately smitten with him.

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They chatted on that street corner for hours, well into the evening. They exchanged contact information and promised to keep in touch.

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Candy purchased a lamp for Yuki's room while she was at the market. The lamp matched perfectly with Yuki's nightstand. Yuki loved it.

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The next night, Yuki had already gone to bed when she got a phone call from Caleb asking her to meet him in the park. She broke curfew and met him. Cassandra was also there and they chatted for awhile.

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Caleb and Yuki stayed in the park until early the next morning.

Round 2: Summer, Liberty & Travis, Part 4

Start from the beginning here, or check out the links at the bottom for posts you might have missed.

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Liberty has one of the toughest career paths in all of SimNation. She's on track to one day become an astronaut, but there will be a lot of hard work along the way. She has started playing chess to improve her strategic thinking skills. Clearly, in this shot she was distracted by something, but I have no idea what!

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Willow Creek is such nice, normal bit of suburbia. Quiet and lovely in the morning.

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Karim has pretty much become Travis' only friend, other than his roommates. He is a good friend, however, stopping by quite frequently to chat about all sorts of things and have drinks at the roommates' bar.

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Look at his eyes! He knew what I was doing! LOL. Yes, Travis, you've been developing a bit of a gut! Must be all that time spent on the computer. It's okay, though, plenty of ladies like a man who is a bit soft!

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It's SUMMERFEST. This is Summer's FAVORITE holiday. As you can see in the left top corner, there are three traditions she LOVES. Inviting people over, playing in the water, and having that party spirit! Summerfest is a time for friends, outdoor fun and laughs.

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Of course, this means that the roommates decided to throw a party! Inviting all their over! Karim, Candy, Dina, Jessminder, Cassandra...they are all here. Even Jonas....that random guy...who just always seems to be around...

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Liberty even tried to be social. She sat away from the crowd, of course, but she still managed to having a good time chatting with Zoe and Karim (she still has no clue that he was the annoying bear).

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Summer made sure there was plenty of water fun! Water balloons, a kiddie pool, a sprinkler! The sprinkler broke halfway through the festivities- fortunately, Liberty was there to fix it!

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After everyone had gone, Liberty and Travis continued to play in the sprinkler for awhile until they were exhausted, and then they both turned in.

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Summer was still feeling the party spirit, and didn't want to go to bed. She headed outside to see if any of the neighbors were around and up for a bit more fun.

While she was out there, she ran into Justin. Remember him from the park? The guy she was really crushing on, but rejected her advances?

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Well...he did not reject them this time. In fact, he was a little too interested. And before any of us (Summer, Justin, or myself) realized what was happening...yeah, she took him back to her room.

Hopefully, one doesn't regret what she's done during the giddiness that is Summerfest!

Round 2: Summer, Liberty & Travis, Part 3

Start from the beginning here, or check out the links at the bottom for posts you might have missed.

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Liberty's collection of...nature...makes for interesting viewing while chatting on the phone with one's best friend.

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Speaking of the bestie...Summer & Candy decided to continue their conversation at the park while looking for cute guys, as both of them are currently single.

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The park has a bar, so Summer poured them some drinks.

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They chatted for a bit about music, dance, the club, how Yuki was doing...the usual stuff. [Cameo of Hugo in the background!]

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Candy didn't feel like Franks n' Beans so she volunteered to cook dinner. Candy doesn't really know how to cook anything more than a grilled cheese sandwich....but she managed some hot dogs.

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After awhile, a guy named Justin stopped by their table. He wasn't Candy's type, but that's okay because Summer was digging the professional look.

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Summer and Justin hit it off really well. She was flirting, he was flirting back and things were good. So, feeling a bit more confident, she decided to take a more direct approach in their conversation and it did not go well. She headed home from the park feeling quite rejected and embarassed.

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Liberty has been showing quite the talent for being handy. Travis' stereo broke and he couldn't listen to his talk radio while working on the computer. Fortunately, Liberty was able to fix it quickly.

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Summer met this friendly stranger at the park one day. He offered to play chess with her, but they mostly just chatted. He was a bit odd, but nice.

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Apparently, Travis needs to be social even when doing things that should be kept more private. I wonder if the person on the other end knew?

Round 2: Summer, Liberty & Travis, Part 2

Start from the beginning here, or check out the links at the bottom for posts you might have missed.

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Summer and Liberty discussing....children? over a late night dinner.

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When she doesn't have time in her schedule to go to the gym, Summer likes to take a run before work. She's been thinking maybe she needs some sort of fitness routine.

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Summer knows Dina & Nina Caliente from the club and the gym. This morning while she was outside, she ran into Katrina, their mother, walking through the neighborhood.

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Lunch on the deck! Summer enjoys the sunshine, and she's looking forward to this thing called "weather" and "seasons" that, rumor has it, is arriving soon.

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Summer decided to hit the gym, but first she called Dina to see if she could join her. Dina was on her mind after running into Katrina!

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As it turns out, Dina was already at the gym!

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Dina was already done with her workout, though. Before Summer began her workout, they hung out together, watching the clouds and chatting.

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Summer tried the rock wall for the first time! It was hard work, but she already started getting the hang of it before she left.

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When Summer got home, she tried a new recipe for dinner- Italian Meatballs!

Dear Therapist (Sims Bujo & Self-care Challenge)

I suggest you start this series at the beginning here.

Dear Therapist, 

First off, I'd like to apologize. I have no idea what I'm supposed to be writing really. They just told me at the clinic that I should submit at least one entry to this address per week. I'm not even sure if I started the entry correctly.

The clinic assigned me this task because I've been feeling sick a lot recently, but they can't find any disease or anything. I was told it is because of my anxiety and depression. I have to admit, I'm a bit skeptical. I think I'm doing okay. Sure, life has been hard lately, but I'm managing. It's not like I've attempted suicide, or had some sort of mental crisis. I'm fine. But, I'm willing to try anything to make myself feel better. And, it can't hurt I guess.

I live in a small apartment in San Myshuno. I moved here recently when I got a job in the mailroom of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe. It's not great, but it pays the bills. I pretty much spend most of my time by myself sorting mail. I like not having to interact with strangers. I live by myself- no roommate, no pets, no boyfriend. It can get a bit lonely, but it suits me fine.

I don't have time for much of a social life. I don't know where all the time goes, but I always have things to do. On the rare occasion that I have some time, I like to read. 

So, I guess that's it for now. Oh, they told me I could send photos. I'm not sure what photos you'd want, so any suggestions for the future would be welcome.

This is me in front of the elevator at my apartment building.

This is me in front of the elevator at my apartment building.

And this is my hallway.

And this is my hallway.

This is my living room.

This is my living room.

And that's my kitchen down there.

And that's my kitchen down there.

Alright...that's all I have. Let me know what I should do next.

Thank you,

Kaye

A/N: The Bullet Journal will show up in the next post.

What would you like to ask Kaye?
After each of Kaye's posts, the community gets to be her therapist! You get to select a question you'd like to ask her and recommend an action for her to take over the next week. Actions and questions will be selected from the ones submitted the previous week by the community!
What do you suggest Kaye try next?
Here's your chance to make a difference. What questions do you have for Kaye? What would you like her to talk about? Do you have any small changes she can try next? Write your ideas down here, and I'll use them when I create the next set of polls!

Maggie Moyer #20

Maggie came home energized from her brisk jog around the neighborhood. She returned in a great mood ready to tackle some work on her home comput...

WHAT ON EARTH?!

Maggie was completely stunned.

(Maggie doesn't have any pets yet this was her kitchen when she arrived home).

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Gordon & Salvador #13

Gordon isn't quite as articulate or charming as Salvador. He attempted to start a conversation with a woman he met in the park, Vera, but it didn't really go all that well. Gordon is on the lookout for any potentially datable Sims. He's a bit of a romantic, and is actively seeking a relationship.

Gordon attempts to chat up Vera.

Gordon attempts to chat up Vera.

Maggie Moyer #10

Maggie Moyer has always like the idea of clubs. Since she was a kid, she liked to feel like she was part of a community. She likes being on the "inside" and knowing the latest news about people. Now that she was settled into her new home in Willow Creek, she decided she needed to get involved. She joined the "Good Timers" a club for meeting up at the pub, drinking and playing pub games. 

First club meeting!

First club meeting!

Our first Bachelor Contestant!

Meet our very first bachelor contestant...Kelsi Lothario!

Kelsi is a confident beauty who combines sexy playfulness with a girl-next-door charm.

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Kelsi is athletic and active, and loves yoga! She'd be a great match for anyone who can keep up with her energetic lifestyle.

Kelsi was created by Meka, and downloaded from the gallery!

Want to give Kelsi some competition? Submit your own Sim:

http://www.crazycatnerd.com/sim-challenges/2017/9/9/taking-contestants-bachelor-big-brother

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 28 (Saturday)

It's a day off for Edith! She is hoping to spend sometime with her boyfriend and her good friends today.

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Edith had a weird dream.

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She dreamed a vampire crept into her bedroom while she was still asleep.

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He hypnotized her, and made her walk into her office (why she has no idea).

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He bit into her neck and then disappeared.

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Leaving her passed out on the floor.

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Edith awoke a bit groggy, but didn't think anything more about her dream. She met the Avant Gardes for a group hangout at their favorite coffee shop.

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They chatted in the main area while everyone ordered their drinks, and then dispersed.

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Edith and Gunther went into the club room- a private room in the back of the shop designed for the meeting of clubs.

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Yuki joined them. They read, and chatted about what they were reading. A nice pleasant afternoon.

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In the evening, Edith gave Anaya a call to see if she wanted to do dinner together.

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She was game, and they met at a restaurant.

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They had a wonderful time talking over dinner and drinks. It was nice to some one-on-one time with such a close friend.

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After dinner, they ordered a chocolate cake. Why not?

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Edith is now entering the middle portion of her young adult life. It's time to make some changes to the Bujo and reevaluate our goals. I'll be adding extra collections to this slowly over time.

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So far, other then the cover page, we've setup a section to record memories, and we've begun a level 10 life spread.

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Here's Sunday's plan.

Taking Contestants! Bachelor & Big Brother!

I'm starting two different Sim challenges where I need Sims from you! You don't need to own the Sims to play along. You can either fill out the form below to provide me with inspiration to make a Sim for you, or you can just fill out the first section if you play the game and wish to submit a Sim!

You can submit to either of the games or both! All genders welcome for submissions to both!


Here is the form for the Bachelor(ette) challenge. You can also use this link.

Here is the form for Big Brother, and a link just in case.

Sneak peak at the Big Brother house!

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Edith's Second Letter to Dove

You can read Dove's Letter to Edith here: https://insanesims.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/dear-edith/

Dear Dove,

It's seems like FOREVER since I have written to you, but it only has been a few days. Time is such a weird thing, don't you think?

How are you? How is your family? How did you meet your wife?

So...you live not too far from me. Have you met the weird very angry man that hangs out in the center of the neighborhood? I keep trying to befriend him, but he ends up just spreading his anger to me! It's so frustrating.

A couple days ago, I had my first kiss with Paolo! It has certainly taken us long enough!

Paolo, and my best friend, Gunther are getting along quite well. It makes me so happy. They often show up at my apartment at the same time!

I have mixed feelings about my neighbors. They are super sweet, and their son is simply adorable. However, they are frequently noisy at night and it's so frustrating when I am trying to write. Do you have any issues with your neighbors?

Tomorrow I have plans to get together with my good friend Anaya, whom I do not spend enough time with.

Here's a selfie of me and my best friend, Gunther, in my apartment.

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Your pal,

Edith

The Misfortune Legacy, Part 1.4- An Unexpected Visitor

New to the Misfortune Legacy? Start here.

As I mentioned last time, Eugene has begun practicing his photography skills, in the hopes that he can one day work from home selling his photos.

Here are some more shots from around his yard....

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Sadly, Euguene and Pearl have caught the attention of someone of the vampiric nature. He crept on to their yard late one evening and lured out Eugene in his sleep.

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Eugene awoke, feeling awful, a few hours later...on the ground outside his front door.

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Pearl is desperately trying to keep her figure throughout the pregnancy. 

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It's time for the baby!

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Where the magic happens. Eugene was standing by nervously and excitedly awaiting his new child.

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 27 (Friday)

Work was on Edith's agenda for the day, but she has tomorrow off. Edith has been happy with her work situation but feels she needs to publish more works on her own in the future.

In this photo, you can see the list of royalties she is receiving for her book so far.

After work, Edith was surprised by a visit from Paolo and Gunther. Edith (and I) love how the two most important men in her life, at present, are becoming friends. In this photo, I feel like Gunther also wants to be in on the hug. Gunther would like to as the Sims 4 team at EA to add adult group hugs.

Why do we bother with the meal planning, Edith? She was supposed to have pan-fried tilapia tonight, but instead with have this meatball. And she ended up not even liking the meatball. Made it'd taste better if she got the gross half-eaten oatmeal off the table?

Okay, Edith, my dear. Let's add "clean the apartment" to our daily spread for tomorrow, k?

I'm not certain if this is a reaction to the meatball or the apartment cleaning plan.

Here's a stalker-like photo...peering into Edith's office. She's typing to her new penpal, and swearing at her neighbors because they are being too noisy again.

Pleasant dreams, Edith.

I'd love to hear your ideas about Edith's spread! Do you want to see more? A more detailed daily log? More journaling? Let me know!

The Misfortune Legacy, Part 1.3- Well, at least Eugene is happy

New to the Misfortune Legacy? Start here.

When we last left off, Pearl was worried that she was pregnant. She was also wondering about the city taking photos for her social media brand.

She traveled around the city, meeting new people and snapping photos. All part of a day's work!

Soon enough, Pearl got the confirmation she was, in fact, pregnant. Eugene was over the moon. She delighted at his reaction, he'd be a great dad. And she could continue on with her life.

Eugene has also taken up photography. He is hoping he can start selling some of his photos from home as a supplemental income when the baby arrives.

These are some shots of him practicing in his backyard.

The street they live on....

...and the neighbor's home...

...and their wind chimes...

Speaking of neighbors, this one stopped by.

A few nights later, you could say Pearl considered him a new friend.