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Fun Fun Fundies: Sims Edition

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About this blog

I’ve been a Sims fan for a long time, and I’ve always been a fan of creating big families and trying to control them all. So, what better way to do this than play a fundie family? 

I originally began with a Sims 2 family and a Sims 3 family. My Sims 3 game messed up at one point (I couldn't play it), but it does all seem to be working again, so I have recently brought them back. I subsequently added a Sims 4 family. 

Sims 2 Family: the Bancrofts. Parents are Karen and Martin and the kids are Madison, Michael, Max, Mason, Martha, Matthew, Mark, Morgan, Mackenzie and Malachi. Madison & Michael, Martha & Matthew, Mark & Morgan are twins. I sent them all to college when appropriate. The eldest four all graduated, but then the others dropped out (I find the university aspect boring, plus I figured it'd be a fundie-like thing). Madison is married to Paul Walker, Michael is married to Mary (nee Cole), Max is married to Lily (forget her maiden name), and the others are all in their own houses or in the housing bin. Because there's no story progression, it can be hard to keep up with all of them and play them all equally. There is currently a total of 11 grandkids. Madison has four: Ashlyn, Brynlee, Carson & Daxton (twins), with another on the way. Michael has four: Kaleb, Katherine, Kyle and Kaylee. Max and Lily have three. They adopted two and have one biological kid. Jennifer is the eldest (adopted), then Ryan is the sole bio child, and Christopher is the latest (adopted) grandkid.

Sims 3 Family: the Taylors. Parents are Melissa and Joey and the kids are Andrew, Bethany, Christopher, Diana, Elijah and Francesca. Andrew is a singleton, Bethany and Christopher are twins, and Diana, Elijah and Francesca are triplets. Andrew is only a teen, plus I haven't played them as much, so there are no grandchildren.

Sims 4 Family: the Smiths. Parents are Nicole and Edward and the kids are Eliza and Emily, Eddie and Elijah, Evelyn and Elliot. All sets of twins. Eliza married Mark Pearson and has two children: Adam and Benjamin. Emily is married and has broken away from the family rules. She is married to Daniel Westbury (although hasn't changed her name), has a job as an astronaut, wears trousers (I'm from the UK and pants are underwear to us!), and no kids yet. She may have kids of her own (but maybe just two or three) or she may adopt. I do tend to make my Sims have kids so I doubt she'll remain entirely childless. The others are still in the family home.

I also sometimes feature "guest" posts featuring my non-fundie families. 

Entries in this blog

 

Parkers Part Three: Chloe Grows Up

Caleb being placed into his crib.  He's still too young to play with his older sister, so Chloe has to entertain herself for now. Look who's able to use the potty all by herself! Notice the clear difference between the girls' room and the boys' room. Gotta reinforce those gender roles! Mommy and daughter playtime. Chloe might look scared, but she's actually about to be tickled. The interaction is "Attack with the Claw". Mmm, fish and chips. The glowy l

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Parkers Part Two: Let The Baby Train Commence

So, when we last saw the Parkers, Amanda had just found out that she was pregnant with blessing #1. Time to make breakfast! Hey look, Chris is cleaning up! #besthubbyever Doing the laundry. Chris had a wish to work from home, because he's a Workaholic. I know, you're howling with laughter at the idea of a workaholic fundie, but hear me out. When he's not busy at work, he will sometimes 'work from home' autonomously, which is a great excuse for not helping wi

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NEW Family: The Parkers, Part One

Meet Chris and Amanda Parker, who reside in Appaloosa Plains.  They live on the same lot as the Taylors did, at 1004 Pomona Promenade. However, I bulldozed the original small house there, and built a much bigger one. In reality, I used "freerealestate", allowing them to move in for free; in-game, I decided that the narrative would be that they grifted the house.  Chris wants to be a politician, so his first task is to get a job as a podium polisher. Like Melissa

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The Whittakers Part 3: Cones of Shame

The Whittakers have a pretty big garden, and I've got a few catnip plants (you can't plant catnip in previous iterations of The Sims, only catnip toys). Here's Julia feeding Olly some homegrown catnip. I decided it was time to get the cats spayed/neutered. Lily was first up! She went into a special machine to have it done. She came out with a cone of shame. Poor kitty.  Thankfully the cone didn't last long! Little James decided he wanted to pet the cute kitty.

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The Whittakers Part 2: Expanding the Household

Last time we saw the Whittakers, it was late on Love Day. They managed all their traditions! This can be what happens when you eat ice cream... brain freeze! Uh oh, looks like Lily's frightened of the toilet. Poor kitty. Julia got pregnant!  This is the standard microscope in Sims 4... pretty huge! She needed to build some Fitness skill for work, so I sent her to the Movers and Shakers gym. This lot comes with a trainer, and you get a special mood

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Same Game, Different Laptop: The Whittakers

So my laptop went stupid, again. I think the battery needs replacing. My mum kindly lent me her laptop (which she doesn't really use) and I downloaded Origin/Sims 4. My first port of call was to create the Whittakers! The little family consists of Mark and Julia and their kitten, Lily, who's a calico. Julia is a Nerd Brain, which involves becoming very good at Logic and Handiness. She also enjoys video games! But where's Lily....? She's so teeny! Unlike

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Sims 4: Factory Reset

So I got Cats and Dogs, plus My First Pet Stuff. Which screwed up my game big time, it just wouldn’t load. Ugh. So I made a backup, and did the factory reset. Game is now fine. I decided that I wanted to start over completely, like I’d just bought the game and expansions etc, without any of the previous saves. So, my previous games don’t exist in this version, and I’ll be starting afresh with a new family.     

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Getting Back Into the Swing of Things: The Powells

So I've been absent for a while!! Life got in the way, really, and I didn't play The Sims for ages.  I'll be posting on this blog more often, but there'll be some changes. Namely, I think I'll be abandoning the Taylor family. It was a mistake making them Fairies - Joey and Melissa were becoming grandparents whilst still Young Adults (due to YA and A lifespans being 105 days instead of 21) and it just wasn't particularly realistic. So I think I'll start another 'fundie' family, but as n

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Taylors Part Ten: Introducing Bethany Wilson

Trying to keep tabs on multiple families isn't the easiest task! Bob knows that red roses are a solid romantic gesture. "Bethany, you are such a beautiful, Godly young woman..." "... will you do me the honour of becoming my wife?" Front hugs a go-go!! Popping back over to the mothership, where little Hannah had aged up. I changed her outfit. Then we go to Andrew's house. Time for the twins to age up! Here's Molly! 

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Taylors Part Nine: Babies and, err, Degrees??

It's been some time since I updated on the Taylors!  Gabriel is a cute little dude. Melissa was pregnant with #8 and went into labour in the music room. Only Francesca (hidden by the piano) is really freaking out. Elijah is so bored he's yawning!  And here's baby #8, Hannah. I've decided that she will be the last blessing, as the next generation has started now. Sadly, Melissa wet herself. Over at Andrew's, Natalie goes into labour again! Andrew i

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Smiths Part Thirteen: Babies Galore

So, we start off with not long left until Emily gives birth.  You need the toilet a lot when pregnant! It's go time! Daniel freaks out. It's... ... a BOY! Welcome to the world, Martin Westbury-Smith!  Over to the Pearsons. Eliza works on writing a new violin tune. Here's Adam as a Child. His hairdo is very similar to Mark's. Uh oh, Adam thinks it's a good idea to play with ketchup and flour... Eliza read

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Smiths Part Twelve: First Pregnancy for Emily!

So the Smith family officially has more posts than the Bancrofts. As explained in a previous post, I will no longer be updating on the Bancrofts. As often happens with my posts, the title explains all. When a young Sim couple love each other very, very much...  It's their FIRST Woo-Hoo!  Emily may have rejected her upbringing in many ways but she still waited until marriage for sex. Going to do the pregnancy test... Yippee! She's going to be a mom!

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It's Been (Just Over) A Year: The Taylors

The Taylors have also had an eventful time on this blog.  So, we were introduced to Joey and Melissa. Melissa got pregnant quickly. Joey is a gardener. You'll notice that Joey gardens in his stripy pyjamas quite a lot. Andrew was blessing #1. Melissa is a wannabe musician (mastering piano/guitar/bass/drums, not a job). The basement serves as the music room. Melissa conceived again quickly, and had twins Bethany and Christopher. Compared to *

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It's Been (Almost) A Year: The Bancrofts

I began this Sims blog on January 2nd 2018. A lot has happened since then! Births, courtships, weddings, jobs, college...  Since updating my graphics drivers a while ago, Sims 2 is no longer supported by it. When I'd gone into Sims 2, the background had been flickering and dodgy, so I'm afraid that'll be the end of the Bancroft Saga.  So, what happened to the Bancrofts whilst they were still playable? We started off with Martin and Karen.  Karen quickly gave birth to he

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Taylors Part Eight: The Next Generation

When we last visited the Taylors, Melissa had just had baby #7, Gabriel. A good bit has happened since then! The morning after her wedding to Andrew, Natalie feels a little queasy... Natalie loves the heat (it's a trait), so she decides to sunbathe in the yard. Given her sooper-modest outfit, she won't get much of a tan. She went to the library to brush up on cooking skill... and bumped into Melissa... ... who then decided to randomly play piano by the books

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Something A Little Different: The Baker-Mays

Most of my Sims couples are white and straight, like me. So, for my newest save game in Sims 3, I decided to create a mixed-race lesbian couple, Helena May and Roseanne Baker. Helena is the white woman and Roseanne the black. They started off in CAS as Girlfriend and Girlfriend. They got married within a couple of days. They then adopted their first kid, Amelia. Helena wants to be a Hit Movie Composer. Her main skills are Guitar and Logic. Sadly no-one really lis

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Taylors Part Seven: Andrew Grows Up... And Much Happens

OK, so the last part ended with a "mystery" photo.... but I bet you can guess what role she'll have to play. Andrew's turning into a Young Adult! He also gets Kicked Out of the house. This is much easier than manually moving him, plus they choose a random vacant lot. Andrew ends up going for a pretty fancy place. Christopher was VERY NAUGHTY one day and SKIPPED SCHOOL. He got scolded by Melissa, so he had to help out round the house.  So, the "mystery" woman from the

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Taylors Part Six: Melissa Opens a Daycare

Melissa is now the only member of the family left at home during the day, so she decided to open a daycare. It allows her to stay at home, so there's no boss or women with green hair around. It's Leisure Day! Normally there are four festivals a year, but because I have this game in permanent summer mode, you only get Leisure Day, once every four weeks. They wanted to throw a pool party, so I built them a pool. The flowers are from the Weather Stone, which supernaturals can activate. T

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Taylors Part Five: Teens and Two Kitties

Gotta start those homemaker skills early! Francesca and Elijah ended up sleeping in each other's beds, but I didn't regard it as a big problem. You can claim beds in Sims 3, such that they will automatically sleep in those beds.  Bethany dancing this time. Perhaps they're OK with it? Francesca really needed the loo one morning, but it was filthy so she had to clean it. OK. It's official, the Taylors are OK with dancing. Melissa gets involved. I have Cl

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Another Guest Post: The Bachmanns

The Bachmanns have their own save game (i.e. not the same one as the Smiths). I also put them on Long lifespan, for the lolz. They live in Newcrest, which ships as a blank hood. I created a restaurant, library and gym. Currently, they're the only household, aside from neighbours the Hensleys. The parents are Sarah and Matthias and the kids are Emma and Daniel. There's nothing really in-game to suggest this, but I wanted them to have a German-sounding name, so I've chosen names that work in both

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Taylors Part Four: NO MORE TODDLERS

As the title says. Late-ish one evening, I sent Andrew on a scavenger hunt looking for gems and metals. Melissa wants to be an awesome musician, so it's time to practise the guitar! Potty training! Andrew is now a teenager! One evening, Elijah decided to play the xylophone. Sadly, he woke Christopher up. Andrew was able to sleep through thanks to the Heavy Sleeper trait. Everyone was either at school, at work, or asleep, and Melissa and

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(Sims 3) Taylors Part Three: It's Been A While

I loaded Sims 3 today. I thought I'd muted all the sound options (voices, music, ambient, sound effects). Turns out I'd only muted music. I played and... NO CRACKLING PRAISE RUFUS. It cured itself! Tis a true Rufus miracle!! So I unmuted music and.... played!!! The game is a tiny bit slow, but it's barely noticeable. I get the occasional visual glitch, but nothing major or that impedes game play. I haven't really played the Bancrofts all that much. It can be a little strange playing a whole

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I GOT SIMS 3 TO WORK AGAIN *dances*

When in doubt, uninstall and reinstall. Thankfully I have it on Origin, so no need to faff around with multiple discs and serial codes. And, because it was on Origin, I still had my original Sims 3 fundie family, the Taylors (remember them?) Only issue is that the audio is still dodgy, so I have to mute all the sound, but that's fairly minor really. It feels odd to be playing it again after such a long break, though. I may get into these guys again, or just create a whole new save game. 

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Smiths Part Eleven: OK, It's Mostly Pearsons...

Seasons! With this you get two new outfit categories, Hot Weather and Cold Weather. Here's little Adam Pearson in his cold-weather gear: And here's Mommy: Eliza's Hot Weather outfit includes cool shades. Only issue is, Sims wear their outfit both indoors and out... which leads to this. Further proof that Emily is slowly ditching her upbringing... VEST TOP. SHORTS. SHORTS. THAT SHOW. KNEE. *faints* Jobs require daily tasks. You don't technically have to

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Non-Fundie Family: The Taylors

Meet the Taylors. Yes, I know I use this surname a lot, but it is very common!! Here's Isabella. She's a Comedian. Here's her husband Mark. He's an Artist. This is eldest daughter Brooke. She wants to be a Chef. This is adopted daughter Brianna. She's a Nerd Brain. Isabella then had triplets: Brynlee, Brittany and Bradley. Brynlee is pink, Brittany is yellow, and Bradley is green. Isabella was up late one evening. She decide

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