Gentle Reader, I have an announcement.
This hurts me a lot more than it will hurt you (all 3 people), I’m sure, but I had to make some pretty drastic changes to my story, and the reason for this was EA. I guess legacies aren’t supposed to last in a town for more than 4 generations. Constant crashes, lag and loading & saving that takes 30 minutes – and what’s worse, the dreaded error code 12 – all put together made me do it. I moved my family to a new world. That alone was hard for me, since I’m very biased toward Twinbrook and put a lot of effort into managing the family lines of the Baylesses and the Curiouses and the Bulls. I loved the swamp & and the mist. But what’s more – my elaborate back story about Cora & her sister Tulip, which was about to unfold just about now, seems pretty pointless if I have to move to another town. Their story doesn’t really fit in anymore. I have all the shots I would need to tell it though, so perhaps I’ll do it as a special, but probably not.
The good news is that this brings us a little closer to the actual start of generation ONE in my slow-paced random legacy, since we’re still on the prequel! Yes, one of the twins will be the actual founder, and then finally the ruuuuuuules will apply. So it’s not all bad.
I took a giant leap of faith when it came to The Move. I test-played the new home world for just a few hours and I know it will probably be too small for a legacy in the long run when the town is overrun by Corona second cousins, and it has very little room for expansion, but I fell so hard for it that I just didn’t care. It is too damn beautiful. So, without further ado, I bring you The Move:
“So why are we moving to the North Pole exactly?”
“Because of half-assed ‘superior medical care for your brother’ reasons.”
“Nobody moves to the North Pole because their doctors are better!”
“Get in the car, please. Your mother is about to cry.”
I just can’t think of a good reason why anyone would move to ca Greenland/Iceland because “they had to”. Especially since I think we have established that Cora loves her hometown more than anything, and was ready to give up love, adventure and family in order to stay there until she died. But for the sake of the story, let’s just presume that the psychiatric care on the island is superior to anywhere else in the world.
Let’s also say that Quentin’s distant cousin is a scientist on Pharhond and that the science center’s cabin where foreign scientists come to live during projects was now considered too isolated from the main roads and the airport, and that Quentin could use it for as long as he wanted to. Let’s also presume, for the sake of the story, that this wealthy family couldn’t choose to live wherever they wanted, for whatever reason. And that they needed a small cabin where they could live rent-free. Yeah.
This would be the moment when Cora starts to sob uncontrollably.
No more crayfish parties! No more moonshine! Just dried fish snacks and Brennivin!
16 hours later: We have arrived. Look at this lovely box I made for you guys! Aren’t you all thrilled?
“It’s just a cabin!”
“Well, it’s pretty small, but you get a really nice bedroom with that bunk bed you always wanted!”
“It is so SMALL!”
Speaking of which, a glacier can make you feel pretty small.
If the heater stops working, you are so screwed.
Well look at that, a neighbour! Now go over and say hello.
“Finally I have more time to paint and write!” Yes Quentin, I’ve been ignoring your LTW. And I haven’t changed your jumper since you married Cora. Sorry.
Meanwhile, Cora is doing a nice interpretation of the Wanderer above the sea of fog.
Anywho! Let’s continue the grand tour. This is the boys’ and Rouza’s bedroom.
The view is something else entirely.
IKEA toys & oven from around the sims.
More interior. Desk from Awesims.
Cora introduces herself to the neighbour, his name slipped my mind, but he’s a loner (no suprises there), a dog person and an angler.
Not much to do here, except play chess, read and study. Damon will become super smart!
He loses his first game of chess, though, which Declan is eager to point out.
“Haha, you lose! Loser! Losing loser!”
“Go eat a pointy lavender hat!”
Time to go to bed in their new home for the first time.
*moment of clarity, aka WHAT HAVE I DONE I MOVED TO THE ARCTIC!!*
Fortunately, there are pancakes on Fharhond too. Can’t be a Sim and not have pancakes!
Since Cora isn’t known on Fharhond, she decided to take up her career as a private eye again. Just minor cases like lost rings and things like that, after all she’s an old woman now.
Way to keep a low profile, Cora: go dig in a dumpster at 11 am.
Lucky for you I decided against paparazzi in this town. Because this woman would be it.
She’s not entirely sure she shouldn’t try and sell some shots anyway.
If you happen to have the perceptive trait, you may notice something is different about this picture, namely that…
(I’ll give you 15 seconds, this is a super fun Christmas game!)
˙ʇuǝɹǝɟɟᴉp sᴉ ʞsǝp ǝɥʇ
I changed it around a bit and then changed back and I forgot that it would look weird in shots.
˙ooʇ ǝƃpᴉɹɟ ǝɥʇ pǝʌoɯ I
And so the days went by quietly: fishing, napping, reading, playing with Rouza.
The time finally came for the twins’ birthday. Damon had made a friend in school, Ylva, and she was the only guest.
Declan was dressed for the occasion as usual.
Tadaa! Now off with your Al Simhara kaftan and slip into something smarter.
That’s much better.
I skipped Declan’s twirl, and this is what he looks like. Very pretty and mad as a hatter.
He immediately began to talk nonsense. Ylva doesn’t care much for Declan at all.
Birthdays are tiring!
Hello there, Declan.
You should be so lucky that medical care on Fharhond is subventioned.
Take that, Air, and that! Biff! Bang! Pow pow!
But I’m still adorable, right?
Suppose you are. Now off to bed, you have a big day ahead of you in the exact same school as yesterday.
“I’m not sitting next to you on the bus if you’re going to wear that, bro.”
“What? These are my PJs!”
Rouza has always been the best cared for pet I’ve ever had in a legacy, but she still got a lot more attention when the family relocated to the North. They are less busy now, and the house is less cluttered, so there’s more space to play and cuddle.
It’s nice to see she’s happy. Even if she’s just a pixel pet, I still hate it when she’s lonely.
Cora tried out the local pool, which was very pretty and spa like.
Look at those waves breaking! Never mind she’s all alone in the pool!
Although Damon was now a teen, he preferred Ylva’s company to all other… two teenagers.
Now go talk to this lovely babysitter, because there’s only one more girl your age.
She’s my first slider-made Sim and I think she turned out alright. She’s supposed to be half Inuit, and I called her Asiaq, apparently a goddess prayed to for good weather. Seems like a good choice of name in these parts.
Damon considered her attractiveness and rated her a 1 out of 10???? Teenage boys have NO taste.
They became friends though, and she came over to his house pretty often.
Please note that there’s a UNICORN outside the window. Room with a unicorn view!
Asiaq is trying to win Damon’s heart by socializing with his mother. Damon just thinks that’s weird.
Perhaps there’s too many similarities between Asiaq and his mum, I don’t know. No sparks there. Pity!
Instead he starts chatting with Ylva, while he’s having a guest. I don’t know why that’s not considered rude, but apparently it isn’t.
I always thought this looks like a very uncomfortable way to hold a book. And ehm, I changed Quentin’s clothes mid-photo session just because. His first new top in ca 15 years, hope you enjoy it.
Just because I think it’s cute when Rouza guards the house.
Cora & Quentin went to check out the local pub at the foot of the mountain, its bartender was surprisingly skilled.
Meanwhile, Asiaq refused to leave, now playing with Rouza to show her love for the whole Corona family. I’m not sure that is going to get her anywhere. Shameless flirting might be a better idea at this point.
Sorry, this was short on drama and heavy on just commenting what’s happening in the picture & technical bla bla, but I’m a bit dumbstruck by the move, the loss of a world that I built for 4 generations and my entire story line. I also just recently patched my game for the first time in over a year (!!), so there are a lot of news to me both from EA but mainly the new features from Twallan’s story progression & controller. I’m confused to say the least. But I’ll get back on track eventually. Hope you enjoy the new neighbourhood as much as I do, and that we’ll get to generation 1 in January!