My 1st couple created for the challenge (Ugg & Duh) aged into elders. I was so proud but also didn't really believe that any real neanderthals made it to 65. Ugg and his eldest son, Ungers, died in the craziest fire that night. Probably about a 7x7 square of their yard just burst into flames gobbling up Ungers. I knew he couldn't be saved and anyone who tried would also be claimed by the flames so I told everyone to run inside (except Lala who was passed out in the cave). But I was unable to save Ugg, who was standing 1 square from the conflagration. So Duh was now a widow with a pregnant teenage daughter-in-law and a young granddaughter. Lala gave birth the next day (of course to a daughter because of the dead parent rule) and we call the baby Uraye. I figured that the next oldest son, Daimer, would usually inherit the woman so I moved him back in (the move-in money really didn't affect the game - he brought $7). A Ceremony of Ownership was performed and now he and Lala are expecting a child.
I've had several generation 3 births now, 10 or maybe 11. Even a plantbaby, Yaleo Oworo. I don't really know what to do with Yaleo. He will be an adult in 3 days but hes going to be the age of the generation 2 kids. Should he be put on a lot and not interacted with or allow him to canoodle with the gen 2 kids? Mod the Sims is down right now or I'd go look at the rules but I'm sure that plantsims were addressed. I've decided to spawn a plantbaby every Monday. I would like to download some sort of multiple ideal plantsims though for some variety and so they aren't all siblings. Even though right now they are gonna be anyway because they will all have the same mommy, Yleri Oworo (my only plantsim).
Okay, gotta clean and cook while the baby is out with daddy. No excuses to not accomplish real world tasks right now!
elders, Duh & Ugg
the fire that claimed Ugg and Ungers
Yleri Oworo and her son, Yaleo
Last time I posted I was having an issue about what to do with my skin 2 kids (Hari & Tassh - sole survivors of the mixed skin Har family). Well, they have gone the way of their parents and sister Cayna - FIRE! As teenagers, both Hari & Tassh died in a cave fire. Hari's bed burst into flames and Tassh paid the ultimate price trying to save him. But I had decided what to do with them since I didn't have anyone to pair them with.
I'll start with the skin 1 families. The Fu family has 4 living children (a daughter Fuma, and 3 boys Uelmy, Esamu, & Traic). The Mo family died without any children making that line extinct. So I created a new skin 1 family - a brother and sister (Erman & Ermy). I have paired the only Fu daughter with the only Erm son (Fuma & Erman are married). I then paired the oldest Fu son with the only Erm daughter (Uelmy & Ermy are married). That leaves me with 2 unattached skin 1 boys (Esamu & Traic Fu).
Now the skin 4 families. The Ugg family has 5 living children (2 daughters Unga & Adduh and 3 boys Ungers, Daimer, & Oo-Oo). The Bo family consists of orphaned brother and sister (Bodba & Lala). So I paired the oldest Ugg daughter with the only Bo son (Unga & Bodba are married). Then I paired the oldest Ugg son with the only Bo daughter (Ungers & Lala are married). That leaves me with 2 unattached skin 4 boys (Daimer & Oo-Oo Ugg) and 1 unattached skin 4 girl (Adduh Ugg).
Okay, then the skin 2 & 3 family. The Har family had 3 children before mom, dad, and their middle child were killed in a fire. That left an orphaned son and daughter. But they died in another fire so afterward. That makes the Har family extinct. I created a new mixed skin family that consists of a boy and a girl (Erodu & Yleri Oworo). I am not going to marry either of them to anyone. But I am going to allow them to breed. Erodu will mate with Adduh Ugg (who will also mate with Bodba Bo). If the children are born with skin 2 or 3, then they will live with Erodu and take him name. If they are born with skin 4 they will live with Adduh or Bodba (I haven't decided where Adduh will be living yet). Yleri also will mate with the unattached males of skin 1 and skin 4. Same rules apply. Her children's living situation and class will be determined by their skin color. If the child has her skin tone, I won't even bother investigating its parentage. It is unimportant and I have silent pregnancy, so I won't know until morning sickness or the 1st pop.
I think this will be fun, but crazy to keep up with. Also the Oworo family has the added hardship (besides raising children without mates) of living on the Har lot with 5 fire ghosts!
I think I've figured out how I'm going to pair off the 2nd gen kids. I'm not going to! I have a full family (5 kids with another on the way and no signs of slowing down that baby-making machine) for the Ugg family (skin 4). The other skin 4 has two children with no possibility for anymore. That really limited the pairing abilities there. So I'm just gonna move Lala Bo onto the Ugg lot and have her 'belong' to all the Ugg boys, and move my Ugg daughters (so far Unga & Adduh) onto the Bo lot and have them 'belong' to Bodba Bo. Same thing will go for my skin 1 couples. The Fu family has 3 children and are still producing, while my other skin 1's (Mo & Bah) died without children. So I've make a CAS brother/sister pair and will have the same set up. All the Fu girls will move onto the new guy's lot and be his women and the Fu boys will have to share the new girl. The only thing I haven't figured out is where to put my orphaned mixed kids. They have the lighter skin tone (daddy was a skin 3, mommy a skin 2). Let me sleep on it.
Unga and Ungers will be teens in a few moments. Gotta go. Can't wait!
Well if you look at my summary of events page, you'll see how badly I'm doing.
I was having this feeling that it would be weird and inaccurate to have elder neanderthals running around - but Grimmy is quickly alleviating that problem. Of my original 10 sims (5 paired couples), I have 4 left (2 couples). 1st I lost a skin 1 couple (Mo & Bah) while Bah was still pregnant with their 1st child. Then I lost a skin 4 couple (Bo & Ba). Bo died leaving Ba with little Bodba and heavily pregnant. She acutally went into labor just as the Reaper left the lot. Of course she died (pregnant with skin 4 Ugg's baby) when Bodba was a child and Lala was a toddler. Then just this morning, my mixed skin couple (Har & Ca) died but their daughter (Cayna) did too. So child Hari and infant Tassh were carted away.
I cheated cuz I couldn't stand that I only have 2 families left. So the removed children are living with placeholders now. Bodba still remembers his parents, but Lala doesn't so they aren't recognized as siblings anymore. To avoid the same problem with the Har children, I had my placeholder adopt both of them. The placeholders are not going to play with the children and avoid most interactions so the kids aren't too attached to them. Cuz as soon as the oldest ones (the boys) are teens, the placeholders are gone.
My remaining couples are Ugg & Duh who have 5 children (twins Unga & Ungers, Daimer, Adduh, and Oo-Oo) and Fu & Ma who have 3 children (Fuma, Uelmy, and Esamu)
Two more sim weeks until elderhood! Yay!