Welcome back to The Gregory Legacy, which now has its very own blog! Isn't that fancy? When we left off, Corinne and Dorian got significant others, Marjorie had grown into an adult who was now younger than her younger brother, Aaron clinched the heirship to Tessa's everlasting despair, and Henry pooped in his diaper and stuff. Also Nathan did something or other. Fascinating! Where will they go from here? Let's find out . . .
"Hey, Dorian. Your girlfriend Molly is visiting, huh? That's cool."
With Nathan safely redirected out of the room, Molly and Dorian can continue their flirting. These two make a really cute couple. I've made up my mind that Dorian and Corinne are staying on until Marjorie reaches her aspirational goal, and then I'm going to set them up somewhere with their sweethearts. You can really see here that Dorian got some more lines on his face from becoming an adult. Not my sweet, hot, Dorian! The changes of age come to all . . . unless they don't live in this particular house in my game. Then they're basically immortal.
Dorian and Molly seal the deal on their date with a little woohoo . . . in his sister's bed. What? It's the only double bed in the house. What's a very flirty sim supposed to do? Not woohoo? That's ridiculous.
"Ugh, I still can't believe I lost the heirship when I am superior in every way to this fool."
"Oh yeah! Stuck the landing!"
Speaking of spares, Henry finally grew up. Let's take a better look at him.
Henry has the self-assured trait, so I'm assuming he doesn't give a flip what other people think about the way he dresses, so some of his outfits are . . . unique. He's self-assured, a little in his own world, but very playful and active. His aspiration is rambunctious scamp, just like Aaron. He has the most of Marjorie's features, especially her nose and mouth, while having all of Nathan's coloring. I think I like him even better than Tessa, but don't tell her that. Sadly, the nose is the only remnant of founder Natalie's face or coloring. Everything else bred out remarkably quickly.
"Children, as we descend from this giant hole in the ceiling, I want you to remember that you are Gregorys, and whether spare or heir, nothing can change that. We are a proud family."
The main branch of the family enjoys breakfast together for the first time now that Henry is a kid. Obviously, in the game, Tessa doesn't really know she's a spare, but she pulled so many hilarious grumpy faces for no apparent reason (despite being Good) that it makes it very easy to write her as a begrudging spare.
Later, after a long day at the office, Marjorie settles in with her breakfast-for-dinner and proceeds to annoy the crap out of her children by telling herself animated stories while they're trying to do homework. Why aren't they doing homework in the focus room, where there are two empty desks? Your guess is as good as mine.
So, Henry looks doubtful and worried despite supposedly being self-assured, Aaron is furious over some nonexistent slight, and Tessa is staring off into space, pretending she does not belong to this family. Sounds about right. On another note, Henry has had the whim to "become confident" since he aged up. Since this is the entire point of the self-assured trait, that they become confident randomly, I locked it figuring it would be an easy fill. Yet it didn't show up for many, many days. What's up with that, Henry?
Later that evening, Marjorie got another promotion in the tech guru career. To what? I have no idea! I take the worst notes. However, she is really dressing the part there. Navy stockings with open-toed strappy high heels and calf-length shorts? Styling! And she just wouldn't be professional without her sweater tied around her waist, a cap, and a large golden locket. Those are practically all the rage in corporate Sim City these days.
"And then the parents told the eldest baby doll that she couldn't run the family when she grew up and she was like, 'RAWWWWW' and the parent dolls were all like, 'Oh no! You can be the heiress! Please forgive us!' and then they lived happily ever after."
When he's not being useful, Nathan does this. What the heck?
"Right. Back to the math."
Tessa's birthday finally came around. Time to see our first teen of the generation. I feel like this one has taken forever, but that may just be because I haven't been writing regularly. Corinne is also there for the party, but she hid in the corner behind the refrigerator, so I couldn't get her in the shot.
See? There she is. And here's Tessa. I don't think a hat and baseball tee really fit our fussy little princess. Let's get her made over and then I'll introduce her better.
Here's Tessa again, and wow, does she take after her dad! She traded her little girl braids for a big girl braid. Tessa's aspiration is to be a Mansion Baron, which actually might still be possible to complete before she grows up. Her second trait is bookworm, which is . . . okay, I guess. It's fine. Nothing special.
Here's Tessa's complete outfit. I dressed her like a teenaged real estate agent, since I figured she'd be into that kind of thing, what with wanting to be a Mansion Baron and all. I think she looks really cute.
The front yard now gets a makeover to attempt to complete Tessa's aspiration. It was pretty easy to get through the first several steps, but we're stalled out at needing 20 columns (which isn't so bad, I just have nowhere useful to put them) and I think (I'm away from my notes right now) needing a house worth $350,000. We don't even have that much money right now. The current house is worth something like $250,000 so maybe Tessa won't reach her aspiration as a teen, but at least she forced me to beautify the house finally. I also bought and then sold a large pink tree of some kind once it registered for Tessa's aspiration since it was overshadowing the house. There is a small topiary garden back between the rocket and the pool, consisting of an elephant and two llamas. My final note on the house is that I carved out a small nursery for future babies, in between the two dormers on the front, and I forgot to re-paint the outside wall, which is why it is blank in this picture. I don't have a picture of the nursery yet, so that will have to wait for next time.