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 in Sims 2 and Sims 3 Pets, you can create a kitten in CAS. You could adopt a kitten in 2 and 3, but not create one yourself.
Just like with Vincent Powell, Mark is a wannabe chef.
They bought Lily a comfy bed... but she's a cat, so she's sleeping outdoors. At least it's on grass rather than hard concrete...
Off to work as an astronaut!
Finally, Lily's sleeping in her cat bed...
Ta da! She's a big girl now!
Uh oh, Lily started eating the vegetable dumplings...
The Whittakers live in Willow Creek. Their home's Lot Traits are Chef's Kitchen, Great Soil (helps with Gardening) and Science Lair (Logic and Rocket Science).
This bizarre-looking contraption is a cupcake machine, although it can also produce various other baked goods with the Baking skill (Cooking skill is for the cupcakes, and the Baking skill produces stuff like doughnuts, muffins and tarts).
Mmm, lemon gelato...
Cats and their choice of sleeping spots...
Lily started randomly meowing, with hearts round her. After a quick google, it turned out she was in heat. This is also new to Sims 4. You also have the option of getting your cats spayed/neutered... I haven't got round to that yet.
So, they adopted Olly! And it seems like the two cats got on well! No kittens appeared; I have no idea if this screenshot captured mating or not.
Aside from the usual festivals (Love Day, Harvest Fest, Winter Fest, New Years) you also get random holidays pop up. The first random holiday was Season Premiere Day, which I've not had before. The show was called Game of Llamas (a lot of the books Sims can read have got titles that reference pop culture, eg Lord of the Swings, Darley Porter and the Basement of Shadows by U.K. Englishlady and The Bladder Games, among others).
Both Mark and Julia were working on Love Day, so they had to wait until late to get their traditions in (each holiday has various traditions, and you can get various moodlets depending on how many you complete).