The 1st grandsimmy has arrived.  Gila Reptiles had a relationship with my sister's Apocalypse sim Sol Terrano that resulted in a daughter.  Star Reptiles was thankfully born with white skin, not her father's green skin.  I don't think I could have kept her if she had been green.  Sol also knocked up Gila's sister, Boa, but Boa died in a kitchen fire before giving birth.

My 1st generations are starting to age to elder.  The Mammals and the Birds are already elders.  The Reptiles and the Insects are close.  None of the children are adults yet, but I have the Teen-intimater so my teens are having adult-style relationships, woo-hoo, and even babies already.  Star is the only 3rd generation birth, so far though.

Okay, I am no longer messing around in Pleasantview.  I was mad that my sims were all carbon copies of each other so now I am in Strangetown and I'm on another challenge.  I may go back to Pleasantview, I may not.

So I've played this Strangetown challenge before.  Its kinda the Test of Time Challenge.  I have decided to start each family off as a clan instead of a traditional family.  I rolled a dice to compile each clan.
The mammals have 2 men and 4 women.
The birds have 1 man and 1 woman.
The insects have 3 men (Ant, Wasp, Mosquito) and 2 women (Bee & Moth).
The reptiles have 7 women and 1 man.

The reptile clan is growing the fastest since 7 women can be pregnant and produce a child or twins every 3 days.  Turtle Reptile has fathered 14 children already and he has 7 more on the way.  Turtle Reptile even kidnapped one of the Mammal women bringing his female count up to 8 now.  The Birds are the smallest clan with only 4 children right.

I have to go to class.  Bye
Pleasantview is booming as of late.  I've been trying to periodically age the neighborhood with my family (probably the only feature of Sims 3 that I liked)

The Goth's - Mortimer married Dina Caliente and they had a daughter (Prudence) before Morty's death.  Cassandra married Don Lothario and they had a daughter (Isabel) at about the same time Prudence was born.  Don and Cassandra divorced and Cassandra married Darren Dreamer.  Alexander is still a bachelor and Dina is nearly an elder.  Prudence is a teenage mother after having James Johnson's daughter (Gina).  Living in the Goth home now is widow Dina, bachelor Alexander, teenage Prudence, and toddler Gina.

The Brokes - Brandi Broke gave birth to twin sons (Lenny & Lester) shortly after the death of her husband Skip.  She then proceeded to have baby after baby until she finally married Sheldon Hanby.  She and Sheldon had a son (Sheldon Jr) and then Brandi had more children with the Hanby last name but none of the Hanby genes (Lilly & Gil).  Dustin married Angela Pleasant and they live in the Pleasant house with their brood.  Beau married ? and they have twins (Brandi & Skip).  Lenny married Carmen Patch and they have a son (?).  Lester married Brandi LeTourneau and they have a son (LeTourneau).  Sheldon Jr married CAS Bristol Prime and they have a daughter (Shelly)

The Pleasants - Mary-Sue was accidently eaten by the Henkell family's cow plant allowing Daniel to marry the Alexa Henkell.  Daniel and Alexa had a son (Geoffrey) before Daniel died of old age.  Angela married Dustin Broke and they have about 8 kids (Skipper, Champagne, twins Betty & Bob, Herb, Whiskey, etc).  Lillith married Benjamin Long and moved in with her Aunt Jennifer Burb's family.

The Burbs - John and Jennifer Burb had two more children (Lionel and Les).  Their daughter Lucy married Joe Carr and they are expecting their 1st child.  John and Jennifer's niece Lillith Pleasant and her husband Benjamin Long moved in with their twin daughters (Gillian & Hillary)

The Dreamers - Darren Dreamer married divorcee Cassandra Goth Lothario, taking in her daughter Isabel Lothario.  Darren and Cassandra had several children together (?).  Dirk married Kylie Henkell and they have a set of twins (Ricki & Richard)

The Johnsons - John Johnson is the ex-husband of Ella Henkell and father of her 1st three children (JJ, Jack, James).  After Ella kicked him out and remarried, John remarried also.  John and Kaylynn Langerak have 10 children together (Asayla, Brantlee, Caitlyn, Desiree, twins Endra & Edward, Farrah, twins Garren & Garrett, and Henna)

The Henkells - Ella Henkell married twice and has 5 children (John Jr Johnson, Jack Johnson, James Johnson, Kate Tellerman, Kieran Tellerman), Kylie married Dirk Dreamer and they have twins (Ricki & Richard Dreamer), Adam Jr married Marisa and they have twins (Adam III Henkell & Ada Henkell) and Alexa was widowed by Daniel Pleasant and they had a son (Geoffrey Pleasant)...in the next generation, James Johnson has a bastard daughter (Gina Goth) with Prudence Goth and John Jr is married to a single mother (Isla Prime)
Basically, one day I just decided I had too many sims and so I couldn't really care that much about them.  They just became a bunch of names that didn't really matter.  So I started a much smaller challenge.  I really needed a small challenge since I have even less time then I did before now.  I have just started college and am actually at school right now in the library updating my sims website.  How crazy is that?  Really, though, I am doing it on this computer because my laptop seems to hate Weebly and I can't get it to save any changes I make here when I'm home.

My new challenge is fun because it isn't just your run of the mill legacy challenge, it changes every generation.
My 1st generation had to live by certain rules and the 2nd and 3rd and so on get different rules.  And since it isn't a population explosion, I get to really know each sim and actually care for them and help them complete goals.  The RKC and such is mostly about having babies within class groups and trying to have everyone so closely related that you almost can't marry anymore, but not quite.

So I am on the 3rd generation of the Random Legacy Challenge.  And I'm starting to lose interest again, but only because my bloodline got very black-haired very quickly and I am bored of the lack of diversity.  My founding sims had a male (Adam) with red hair and a female (Eva) with black hair, so of course their only child (Skye) had black hair.  All 4 of Skye's kids (Ella, Kylie, AJ, Alexa) had black hair.  And my heir, Ella, so far has 3 sons - all with black hair.  Ella has 2 generations of red-headed men in her (both her father Daniel Pleasant and her grandfather Adam) and I made her marry a red head (John Johnson), but those dark-haired genes are STRONG!  I have now kicked John to the curb and married Ella to another red head (Komei Tellerman) and only time will tell if their children will futher infuriate me.
Alright, I freaked out again.  And this time uninstalled the Sims 3 and reinstalled the Sims 2.  I am never going back!
I have started the Royal Kingdom Challenge (entirely from memory).  I currently have 6 families.
1st is the Royal couple, King Alric & Queen Anne Bronin.  They had 6 children before the Queen died in childbed.  Only 4 of the children reached adulthood (Princess Anne, Princess Orella "Ella", Prince Albert, and Prince Magnus)
2nd is the noble Cromwell family, Earl Zachary & Lady Arabella.  They had 6 children also before Lady Arabella died in childbed.  4 of their children reached adulthood (Lady Constance, Lord Viktor, Lord Hektor, and Lady Clarissa)
3rd is the noble Danneville family, Earl Walter & Lady Sarah.  They had 9 children before Lady Sarah died in childbed.  6 of their children reached adulthood (Lady Godiva, Lord Ragnar, Lord Archibold, twins Lord Hagan & Lord Henry, and Lady Floria)
4th is the peasant Brown family, John & Margaret.  John and Margaret are farmers who welcomed only one child before Margaret died in childbed. John married another Margaret, Margaret Joynes.  They had a daughter also named Margaret.  He married again to Carolyn "Caryl" Zarubin.  They had no living children and Caryl died giving birth.  John then married Trista Shaw.  They currently have 1 child a son named Saul.  This means John has 3 living children: Solomon, Margaret, and Saul.
5th is the peasant Smith family, Aiden & Catherine.  Aiden and Catherine are also farmers who had 2 daughters (Christiana & Adela) together before Catherine's death.  Aiden then married Jane who gave him 4 healthy daughters (Alis, Elaisse, Lynne, and Kinna) before her death.  By this time Aiden's eldest daughter Christiana had reached sexual maturity and was carrying her father's child.  Aiden married young Christiana and they welcomed another daughter (Catherine).  Christiana died giving birth to her 4th child (Catherine is the only who survived infancy).  Aiden then seized the opportunity to marry is next eldest daughter Adela who was already heavily pregnant with a bastard child whose paternity was unknown.  Adela died in childbirth along with her baby daughter.  Aiden is now an elder and barred from marrying a childbearing woman.  He has 3 surviving children (Elaisse, Lynne, and Catherine)
6th is the peasant Strong family, Joseph & Lia.  Joseph and Lia are farmers who welcomed only one child before Lia died in childbirth.  Joseph then married ?  She died before baring any living children.  Joseph then married his 1st wife's cousin, Mary.  Joseph and Mary had twins, Malice & Mary, who took their mother's life at birth.

Alright.  I just went crazy on New Years Day and uninstalled the Sims 2 (bye-bye Test of Time Challenge and all my simmies) and bought and installed Sims 3!!

Been having graphics card issues since then.  My laptop apparently can't really run Sims 3 unless its on the lowest settings.  But it took 2 corrupted game files to figure that out.  So I am on my 3rd Sims 3 challenge now.

I tried the Perfect Genetics/The Clan challenge 1st.  Where you make a guy with very distinct skin and hair coloring and you have him marry and have children until he has a perfect heir.  Do this for 10 generations.  Its pretty hard.  It took 8 children and two wives to get my perfect heir.  My heir had given birth to one non-heir child before the game file was corrupted.  The End.

I tried the Alien Rainbow Challenge next.  You have a Cassanova type also with unique skin coloring.  He or She is supposed to have 10 children with random lovers.  Once the 10 children are getting to adult or young adult stage, you create a new CAS male (or female, whichever gender you started with) with another unique skin tone (different from the 1st) and that man breeds with the daughters of the previous alien.  All the while I suppose the sons of previous alien are just living their lives and spreading those colorful genes randomly with normal story progression enabled.  After 10 children are born of the newer alien and the daughters, you create another differently colored alien man  to breed with the new daughters.  The aliens only breed with the daughters of the alien unions (no townies after the 1st alien) and a new color alien each time until you've run out of colors and must start repeating.  The challenge ends when their are no daughters (or sons if you started with a female alien) born of the 10 allowed children.  I began my challenge with a pink alien named Jesse Pinkman (named for character from Breaking Bad).  He accidently had 13 children cuz he just knocked them all up at the relatively same time so the 3 sets of twins put him over the 10 children allowance.  His replacement alien was Leaf Greene who had 10 children including triplets.  The 3rd alien was River Sky, who never bred cuz I lost that neighborhood file.

Now I am on the Legacy Challenge.  And have experienced the most disappointment I can ever remember with a sim. My beautiful young daughter became unexpectedly pregnant during her teen years.  I left her house to check on the progress of all of her moved out older brothers and just watched in horror as the notifications about her started flowing.  My family is Starry Drem and her husband Land Gwydd.  They have 4 children: Lywlynn, Brendyn, Wyndym, and Gwendolyn.  Brendyn's imaginary friend is also kind of their child and is currently engaged to Gwendolyn.  Each child has one kid right now.  The grandkids are Starry Brooke Gwydd-Drem, Laury Gwydd-Drem, Isaac Lang Drem-Sargent, and Geoffrey Gwydd-Drem.
In my last sim-related post my 1st emperor was still a very young man.

The Imperial Family:  Now Mosl Fufidius is approaching his elder years and his wife, Empress Eaugha (formerly Lady Eaugha Erminio) is no longer able to bear children.  Mosl and his queen have 6 kids: an heir and only son (Prince Nereos) & 5 daughters (Princesses Kininia, Tiaycia, Essolia, Nyisia, and Vorylia).  Mosl and Eaugha have 1 grandchild (Lord Tycho Ermino) through their eldest daughter, Kininia.
Mosl's uncles (Princes Esamu & Traic) have passed on and passed on their genes with their living offspring totaled being (twins Leelaos & Lemoos Imesaugo, Prince Divios, Princess Nalinia, Princess Denylia, Prince Niwios, twins Aesse & Aesty Bonafacio, Princess Aldolia, Princess Hinynia, and twin Princesses Tanelia & Tinysia)

The Patrician Family:  The current head of the Patrician Erminio family is Lord Quivios Erminio (son of Lord Eusky Erminio & Princess Eani Fufidius).  Quivios is married to Emperor Mosl's eldest child, Princess Kininia, and they have a newborn son.
Quivios' relatively young uncles (Lord Kelyos & Lord Unteous) are just now starting their families.  Kelyos is married for a 2nd time and expecting his 1st child.  Unteous has yet to marry but is engaged to a young princess.

The Plebian Family:  The head of the Plebian Ovidius family is Lyeasia (only child of Erodu & Yari).  Lyeasia is newly married to her much older uncle (Yers Ovidius) and they have just welcomed a son.
Lyeasia's other uncles (Yaleo & Yingi) are both elders and are starting to have grandchildren pop up.

The Slaves:  The heads of the slave families are as follows...
Darrd Ugo and his heir is his eldest son Minios who currently has only a daughter Kalliope Ugo...
Ineonia Bonafacio and her heir is her eldest son Tykeos...
Entheoyos Servius and his heir is his eldest son Engios...
Well I'm about at the end of my vacation.  Its so nice to escape the pizza world for a while.  It'd be even nicer to escape forever, but whatever.
I have had a great time.  Baby boy has been down to the beach a few times...and oh how he squeals when he sees the waves.  He loved the wet sand and splashing in the little tide pools.  We had our 1st two injuries on this trip too.  A cut across his thumb and a burn (or blister, not sure) on his index finger.  I know how the cut happened but we are still stumped by that horrible blister.  We discovered an awesome playground, but the heat has kept us from going as often as I would have liked.  Its a pirate playground and I am a sucker for pirates!  Its been nice spending time with hubby's family since they live so far from us and getting to see his (and now my) nieces.  Such sweet girls, 6 & 4.  And they are obsessed with their new baby cousin, my little Mega Mind.  Who possibly needs a new nickname cuz his head isn't looking so big anymore, even though I don't think its shrunk!
Also hubby celebrated a birthday this weekend (in paradise, even).  Happy Birthday, Hubs!
Tomorrow my uncle who lives in the general vacation area is driving down for a quick visit.  So I'll get to see my family, too.  An uncle and 4 cousins and a trip to the museum and beach.  Sounds like a pretty good Friday.
Well time to wrap up and maybe squeeze in some more beach time tonight!
I saw alligators tonight!  Its been a dream of mine.  Now I need to touch them, though.  But it was nice to be that close.
No sims this week.  Its been all about family and baby.  And its been great.

Laters, gators!
Well, I haven't even made it to the 2nd era yet and I've already knocked out the 4 eldest males in the Emperor family (the Fu family)...Fu made it to 71 years old and died of old age while a fire burned in the kitchen.  That fire then claimed the lives of PlantSim Uelmy & Ermy (Fu's oldest son & his mate), and Uelmy's two eldest sons (Essn & PlantSim Ery)...leaving Ma (Fu's 70 year old mate) and Uelmy and Ermy's remaining children (Uatha, twins Eani & Eashi, Otaie, and newborn Mosl)...Mosl is the only surviving male Fu in the household...Fu & Ma still have two sons who live on another lot.
Sorry its been so long.

Who am I talking too?  No one reads this!

I got another PlantSim...Yay!  So excited.  Ma Fu turned into a PlantSim in her golden years.  I spawned her a daughter (Maych Fu) and then turned her back.  I am not letting elders be PlantSims.  I don't know why, but I'm not!  Also I got some more PlantDaddies from ModTheSims2.  So I was so excited to see what Maych looked like because she would have a different PlantDaddy then Yleri's two boys (Yaleo & Yishi), they have Ideal PlantSim as their PlantDaddy.  Maych had black hair and skin 4.  Which was fine cuz I had one skin 4 boy left that didn't have a mate.  So Maych has married Oo-Oo Ugg.  I am still having trouble breeding skin 2 & 3 kids.  My inbetween skin sims (the Oworos) both have children, but they aren't making inbetween babies.  They are making skin 4s.  Yleri has two daughters with Oo-Oo Ugg and they both have skin 4.  Her Plantbabies are skin 2 but they are brothers.  I need Erodu to make a skin 2 or skin 3 kid for them to mate with.  Erodu has a son, I think, with Adduh Ugg.  But his son, Adlth has skin 4, too.  So still working on getting some more mixier kids.  Maych and Oo-Oo might make a mixed baby, cuz she has skin 1 genes from her mom.  Heres to hoping.

Also I have a couple Generation 3 teens.  Finally.  Almost Roman time!!

Also Fuma Fu died.  I don't know if I've already addresses that.  Her mate, Erman, has now taken Fuma's little sister Ishyi as a bride.  Also after Fuma's death, her daughter was taken by the social worker.  Thats the 1st and only (so far) Generation 3 kid that I've lost.