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[Silvervale: A Sims 2 Prosperity Challenge] Devivio 3 (R12)

Last time at the third Devivio house in the rotation, Gibson and Kay were super social. Gibson took advantage of having "cool" parents and often spent late nights out with his group of friends. He continued to date townie, Allyn. With the help of Alec Bigfoot, Carla continued to work at the flower shop and ended up getting it to Level 6. Alec also got promoted to TOC music, fulfilling his LTW in the process. All of the cats continued to work toward the top of their careers so that Connor could fulfill his LTW.

Devivio (Lot 7) Thursday-Tuesday
Pictured (clockwise from top left) Connor Johnson, Carla Devivio, Alec Bigfoot, Gibson Devivio, Kay Devivio
Cats: Snickers, Heath, Heidi, Sebastian, Snolanna, Sweets
((I had to photoshop Kay in there because she didn't fit with all the damn cats!))



Being retired, Carla had a lot of time on her hands. Even though it was Connor's desire to have all 6 cats reach top of career, a lot of the training fell to Carla since she was home all day... not that she minded

The training paid off, and all of the cats continued to advance in their careers

Heidi and Snickers even managed to reach TOC during the round

Now it was only the two youngest cats that needed to reach TOC for Connor to achieve his LTW

Carla also had a lot of time to spend at her flower shop. Local Silvervale residents frequently came in for bouquets to freshen up their homes

It wasn't unusual for Carla to see new clients coming into the shop from far away either (this is just my excuse for a cameo by the beautiful Imelda Vinci of Rosebud)

The shop was busier than ever thanks to its great reputation for quality and service

Carla always took Alec along to the shop, he seemed to be a great attraction for customers, and he was so helpful with the business

Her employee, Ethan was also a great boon to business, he never let the shelves stay empty for long

It was no surprise that Carla's little flower shop was reaching close to the top, and closed the week at rank 8

With Carla being off at the business, and Connor working long hours at his company, the kids pretty much had to fend for themselves

Both of the kids were very conscientious and made sure their homework was done before partaking in other activities

True to his name, Gibson frequently spent time wailing on his guitar... Maybe he would try to start a band in college

Even the cats appreciated his music

He also didn't shy away from spending time with his little sister, he would miss her quite a bit when he was off at college

There was only one uncertainty for Gibson... his love life. He enjoyed hanging out with his steady girlfriend Allyn, and she would be heading off to university with him in a couple short days. But he also enjoyed spending time with Lindsay Wade who was two years younger than he was

One day after school Gibson asked Lindsay to meet him downtown, he wanted to get everything out in the open before heading off to Sim State. He really did enjoy Lindsay's company, but he wasn't sure if he would be able to wait 2 whole years until she joined him at college

Another important lady in Gibson's life would be transitioning into teen-hood. That evening was Kay's birthday

Kay grew up into a gorgeous young woman. Gibson almost didn't want to go off to college and leave his baby sister to the mercy of the neighborhood boys... he'd drive all the way back to Silvervale if he had to to beat them off with a great big stick

Kay decided that she wanted to be popular just like her big brother. She thought the best way to do that was to become Captain Hero one day.

Gender preferences:

After celebrating Kay's birthday, Gibson headed off to join his cousin Eddie and her boyfriend Byron at Sim State

Gibson could rest easy at college, his little sister was quite a tom-boy and could definitely fend for herself

And luckily for Gibson, the only boy she was interested in hanging out with was her BFF and cousin, Camron

Kay also decided that she'd like to help her mother out with the shop, so she started to learn the art of flower arranging

Kay's wasn't the only birthday celebrated that week. Connor transitioned into an elder with little fanfare one evening after returning home from work

Even though they were both elders, Carla and Connor were just as frisky as ever, much to the chagrin of their teenaged children!

Scoring: 0 points this round

((Can I just say... pets related LTW's really bother me... pets in general in TS2 are kind of inconsequential other than being a cute animated thing to look at. I really wish I could get away with uninstalling it, but I like the option of warewolves, bleh. Anyway, other than constant cat training, this house is pretty relaxing to play. I'm going to send Allyn to uni and make her a townie and see where she and Gibson's relationship goes from there, but I'm honestly hoping that he picks Lindsay since I prefer to intermarry my playables to keep the population down. Kay doesn't have any romantic interests, it could get tricky since most of the teens in the hood are related to her, lol. Plus she only wants to hang out with her cousin Camron. I think it's cute that they're BFF's since they're pretty much on the same age level and should go to uni together. Just one blooper:

The Sentrybot went haywire and kept attacking Remington.

Luckily Alec Bigfoot was home to save the day and quickly fix it. Although it would have been amusing to watch the sentrybot chase Remington around the whole afternoon :p

Kurt, Brittany and their coven is up next, and I actually have the pictures edited and ready to go! Stay tuned!))

Comments

Hi there! :) I found your blog through the interests feed for Sims 2. I've never seen the LTW of having six pets reach TOC, before. It looks like fun! (I like Sims 2 pets, but I'm not keen on the pet-related LTWs, either.) I like Carla's flower shop -- congrats on reaching level 8! And Kay grew into a pretty teen. I'm surprized that Gibson has time to worry about his little sister, since he has such an active social life of his own. I like the photo of the cat sleeping on Kay's unmade bed -- it looks so realistic. And the picture of Remington and the Securitybot made me laugh! :D
Thanks for reading! If you're feeling ambitious (or really really bored) you can read from the beginning at my blogger but I've been at this for a while so I don't realistically expect people actually look at the previous rounds :p

This family is fun, Carla has always been one of my favorite sims (she was a CAS child when I first started the challenge). Gibson and Kay have always been close, I figure it's realistic that Gibson would want to look after his baby sister, although he'll have quite a good time at uni I'm sure! I love that pic of the cat on Kay's bed too :) The 6 pet TOC's LTW is very difficult because each pet requires a lot of training... having an elder and a bigfoot in the house helps though... and I'm SOOOOO CLOSE!
Thanks for the link to Blogger! I'm always happy to find new Sims stories to read, especially when they're written as commentary. Now all I have to do is find the time to read! ;)

I'm currently working on a pet LTW, myself: "Be best friends with 20 pets." I don't think there are that many pets in my whole 'hood! I'll gladly swap you for "6 pets TOC." :D
Lol! I have a sim that has the 20 pet best friends LTW too i'm definitely not looking forward to it maybe I'll reroll them in college...
Such a fun update! I've never really played around with pets, so I guess I don't like it too much either! I always tend to forget that my sims can even have pets! I'm not sure I've ever had a sim with a pet cat. Kay turned out to be gorgeous! I love that hair-do you put on her. She's adorable! Can't wait to see Gibson in college!
Cats are a lot easier than dogs because they don't require bathing. Just like real life, sim cats tend to take care of themselves as long as you keep their food full and give them some love once in a while. The hair I put on Kay is one of my favorite hairs, I think it's a retexture by Peach-T on her old blog here but it's on my to-do list to retexture in Pooklet's new spectrum also. I can't wait to see Gibson in college too... he has a hard decision to make when it comes to the ladies!
Good luck with the pet TOCs! It took an ISBI for me to try that one!
I'm almost there... the two youngest cats have all the training they need for their respective careers, they just need to get the promotions (and I need to cross my fingers that I don't make any bad chance card choices which will cause them to get fired!) It's not too bad, just time consuming since training takes so long.