Basically, everything that wasn’t in Chapter 8: The Youth Center
Nico and Ace were at the youth center for almost a week. I had a blast and even considered extending their time there. I definitely want to do this challenge again but with a single teen that isn’t related to another save that depends on their return to continue like this did. I tried writing this in the order the screenshots were taken but decided to rearrange them by topic…
Watching all the kids piling into the building after school was so funny. I actually had to start over. I played almost a day with Ace and Nico in their own household still but the kids in the youth center weren’t taking care of themselves so I started over after adding the boys in.
The pet rat Ratbo was a big hit with the kids.
The candy bowls were a big hit too
I suppose that’s a way to get kids to learn yoga eh?
The radio that I put upstairs since both Nico and Jia are music lovers drew everyone up there too and drove me crazy.
It was so odd! Shea didn’t act all under his spell like they usually do. I sent him back to bed and the dazed moodlet eventually wore off. I suppose it’s no surprise that he left the next day!
Caleb showed up another night and just stood there a few minutes then left!
Harvestfest Pumpkin Carving…
Nighttime pic. Ace’s broken one cracked me up!
Nico: See, that’s how it’s done.
Ms. Plumbottom: I’ll show you how it’s done, kids.
Ms. Plumbottom singing for pop star Kyong while cooking the tofurky for vegetarian Diana. Poor girl, I kept forgetting and feeding her meat!
Speaking of pop stars. Poor Jessie. Speaking of Jessie, he just randomly walked into the building! The day after Shea left. I saw he was in a household alone so I added him.
Sims, including vendors, kept randomly coming into the house! It worked out for my benefit with Jessie. The rest were an annoyance.
Miranda: Gotta pee!
I shouldn’t have had that glass of water!
I tried the “sing together” thing. They sounded so bad!
I gave her the childish trait. Thought maybe her time around Ms. Plumbottom might have rubbed off. Her other traits are geek and music lover… same as Nico.
I’d made a holiday so I wouldn’t forget about the boy’s birthday. I didn’t actually plan for them not to go to school that day!
Random moodlet that would have gone with the other chapter from when Ace and Damion were playing water balloons in the cold.
Wolfgang and Miranda…
I can’t really explain why I was so captivated by their relationship from the start. At one point, I’d considered seeing if he and Nico had chemistry but after I saw how he acted around Miranda and vice versa I decided not to even try.
Miranda took an immediate liking to Wolfgang. Eventually, I added both Wolfgang and Gulliver to the household for pretty much the same reason as I added Nico and Ace.
I don’t think either Nico or Ace were happy about it. They were always giving them these looks.
But, eventually, Wolfgang decided he liked Miranda too.
I think Ms. Plumbottom must have decided to talk to him about it. After all the girl was pregnant!
I looked and saw her texting…
Then saw him looking at his phone! LOL!
Bad day in school I think.
First real autonomous flirt beyond the few I did here and there in the beginning.
Time out! I think you’re in labor.
Looks like he’s made his decision.
This was so confusing. As you can see from Wolfgang’s reaction above, she was in labor but she didn’t have the moodlet or act like she was! Partway through the meal, she got up and started walking out the front door to “have baby.”
I wanted to see and I wanted Wolfgang to be there so I reset her and sent him with her. She didn’t have to go to reception she literally walked straight to the delivery room where the doctor was already! I had to teleport Wolfgang inside!
I suppose Amadeus is a bit cliche but I thought she’d like to name him after Wolfgang even if he’s technically not the father.
Back home here is where I found him! I can understand the floating weirdness from my crib mod but why there?
I had to age him up so I could move him out with Wolfgang and Miranda.
Ace and Gulliver…
Like Nico said in his journal, Ace and Gulliver were inseparable. They were already friends when they moved in there and they were constantly seeking each other out.
Even into the bathroom!
Which is where I decided to finally initiate the first flirt. Unlike Wolfgang and Miranda, I was really nervous about this one. Maybe because I had so much more invested?
After I initiated a few flirts to see if there was anything there. I sure was right! Their friendship is so low at this point because Ace was going through one of those ridiculous mean phases where he’d alternately be nice and then yell at everyone. I hate that so much!
After that, I’d find them flirting. You have to remember, I was dealing with 12 sims so I missed some stuff.
I used the best shots in the diary entry of course. I have no idea when they had their first kiss. I did eventually have Ace ask him to be his boyfriend. It makes me nervous waiting on the autonomy mods when there’s a time limit.
Nico and Jia…
If I was nervous about Ace and Gulliver, I was doubly so about Nico and Jia. They were good friends almost from the start. They had the same traits. But I kept seeing them looking at each other.
And even when they weren’t up on the computers they were together.
Finally, I gave in and had them flirt a few times.
It took forever but they did finally start flirting autonomously. As you saw in the journal their first kiss was the day she aged up. Before that, it was just a flirt here and there. But like with the others, I likely missed some with so many sims.
Ally built the youth center for me. I did change a bit adding in stuff from new packs that had come out over the past year as well as adding in the computer balcony.
Ms. Plumbottom was a gem! I found her on the gallery by searching #elder. I changed her traits of course but nothing else.
The vampire twins that funded the youth center. I actually had a more in-depth story for them in my failed AfterTime save and plan to grab them out of there and add them into the Robinsons save.
Shea is from one of Meggs stories…
As was his girlfriend.
Gigglecakes, who made the vampire twins, also made Kyong.
Cecethesims made Miranda…
As well as Heaven who I renamed Nevaeh since I already have a Heaven and I thought she’d be the type of sim to do that.
Cassie aka cgeorgopoulos made me Diana and Damion who are actually the unborn children of sims she’s currently playing!
And last but not least, SoulGal made me Jia who obviously I adored from the start. I even added the computer area just for her story about upgrading computers!
Gulliver and Jessie were random townies. Gulliver was part of one of those families that looked nothing like him so I didn’t feel bad pulling him out and like I said before Jessie was a single teen household.
I want to thank everyone who made or let me borrow their sims for this project. There were actually a few others I didn’t use. One I searched and searched but couldn’t find. The original plan was to rotate kids in and out of the center as I played there but, unfortunately, I was on a time crunch.