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Nothing But Trouble

Take Me to the Moon 5.35

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Narrated by Felicity Tesla

Thanks to Fiona, I ended up getting in big trouble for the first time in my life this week.  Now I’m grounded.

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 I can’t blame everything on Fiona; it had been a bad week to begin with.  The teacher asked me (the responsible one) to watch the class while she stepped out, and my classmates gave me a really rough time about telling a kid to stop bullying while she was gone.  Jerks.  I won’t miss high school one bit.

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That evening I went to a birthday party, which I never really enjoy much, but Jade has been a friend since kindergarten, and it was her 18th birthday, so I agreed to come.  I spent most of the party by myself, watching Twilight.

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Eventually, it was time for Jade to blow out her candles, so I ventured out into the main room, with everyone else.

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Good thing I did, because I met a cute guy who started flirting with me.  Drake Conrad.

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At the end of the night we exchanged numbers.  I don’t know if I’ll ever hear from him, though.

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The next day was Saturday, and I went out to a cafe to write, instead of holing up in my room, as usual.  I met a girl named Yuki, who also likes to write.

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She introduced me to a friend of hers, Maike, who’s a published writer!  It was fun having wordsprints instead of just writing by myself.

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 Meanwhile, Yuki played video games with Fiona  at the arcade next door.  Fiona’s got a crush on the blonde girl, her name is Kyla Rider.

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Yuki realized she couldn’t really compete with them…  sometimes it seems the only time Fiona isn’t playing video games is when she’s programming, so I wouldn’t attempt to play against her either.

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Yuki came back over to the cafe, and worked on her book for a while.

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Fiona likes the arcade, but I think she’s looking for something more exciting  than just games.

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I wish it were as easy for me to find friends, as it is for Fearghus.  Of course, his newest friend, Max, is a miniature James Dean, so I hope he doesn’t end up getting Fearghus in trouble.

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Alyse Weaver is over at the house, hanging out with Fearghus, all the time.

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Kids can just have a special handshake and that makes them like BFFs

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Fiona knew I had a bad day at school Friday, and she came into my room Saturday to see how I was doing.

Also, to show off her new outfit.  Which, even if we are almost through high school now, I know my parents wouldn’t approve of me wearing an outfit like that out of the house, and I told her so, when she asked what I thought!  Of course, Aunt Elise and Uncle Ranen let her get away with murder compared to what I get away with, because they’re so wrapped up in their careers.

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Fiona had decided we needed to go clubbing.  She had this brilliant idea to get us in to nightclubs where college kids hang out, and had already invited our cousins, Elizabeth and Ashlee, and of course, her friend Kyla, and my new friend, Yuki.

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I told her, “Have fun.  I’ll see you when you get home.”

She said, “Aww, c’mon, it’s going to be epic if you’re there.”

I said, “I don’t want to get in trouble.”

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“We’re like, this close,” she held up her hands, “to being legal.  What could go wrong?”

It was useless to argue and she’s right, even though we don’t have IDs yet, at least we’re only months away from drinking age and getting into those places.  Of course, Elizabeth is much younger than us, and I definitely wouldn’t want to incur Aunt Adrianna’s wrath.  But Fiona’s mind was made up and we were all going.

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“Ok.” she said.  “You need something to wear.”  Now Fiona is my self-appointed fairy god-mother.

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I fail to see what’s wrong with my regular clothes.  The get-up she put me in was really not me, especially the tight pants and 80’s boots.

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 Although I did like my hair and make-up the way she did it.

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I think I’ve found a friend even more introverted than I am.  Poor Yuki was not comfortable with the big crowd.

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Fiona is just as much a cut-up on the dance floor as she is in everyday life.

Our cousin, Elizabeth, was having  a lot of fun.  She looked like she was really interested in joining in dancing, but she was hanging back.

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While we were out, Drake sent me a text.  Maybe I will see him again.

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Then Fiona said, “Let’s try a different club.”

So we did.

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Fiona tried to flirt with Kyla by wowing her with her video game prowess

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But I could tell it was an awkward moment.

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To distract them, I suggested a line dance.

We were really getting into it, having a blast!

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Until I looked to my left, and there was Aunt Adrianna.

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And she was not happy.  All except Fiona, we  quickly made our selves scarce, especially Elizabeth.

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“Aunt Adrianna, I didn’t know you liked electronica!”

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“I’ll have a word with you outside, young lady,” Aunt Adrianna said.  “And you,” she said, motioning to me.

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I was so nervous I started grinning like an idiot.

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But not for long, when I saw how mad Aunt Adrianna was.

“I can’t believe you brought my daughter, who is barely 14, into a nightclub!”

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Then she looked at me in disgust.

“I should have known your spineless father would allow you to do whatever you want.  Don’t worry.  They will hear about this from me.”

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Fiona snuck into the house without her mom or dad seeing her.  I wasn’t so lucky.

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Guess we’re grounded for a while.  Probably till we turn 18.

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Gameplay Notes:

Elizabeth Tesla is Dennis and Adrianna’s daughter, and she’s just aged up to teen.  I want to adopt her into the main house, she’s so adorable!  After she went clubbing in that long skirt and blue hat, I had to go into manage households and fix her hair and clothes.  She’s a self-assured, good party animal.

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  • Of course, in the game, teen sims don’t really get grounded for going to nightclubs, or get carded.  But when Adrianna showed up at the club while the girls were out, I thought that would be a fun development.  Now more Teslas have experienced the wrath of Adrianna.  I’d probably build a teen dance club without a bar, once the venue glitch is fixed. Right now, a generic lot can’t be a club hangout and the nightclub venue requires a bar.
  • Felicity and Fiona are 3 days from their young adult birthdays.  Fearghus is 5 days from his teen birthday.  I’ll post Fearghus’ adult trait and the heir poll once Fearghus becomes a teen, probably within 3-4 Tesla updates, at least.
  • Felicity got a wild card at school.  The teacher asked her to watch the class, and the other kids didn’t appreciate it,and she came home sad.
  • Fiona has the Physically Gifted trait from completing the Rambunctious Scamp aspiration as a kid, and with the club perk to increase dance skill more quickly, she got to level 5 dancing skill in one long night of clubbing.
  • Felicity also maxed out Writing skill after hanging out with Maike and Yuki, who are in the Avant Garde club that came with Get Together.  They read, write, and drink coffee.   Felicity was at level 9 of writing, but I didn’t figure she’d make it before her birthday.  The club vibe of inspired, and the increased rate of skilling, really helped.

10 Comments so far:

  1. Echo Weaver says:

    Wow, the more I read, the more exciting Get Together seems!

    I just love Felicity and Fiona. Fiona’s club look was fantastic. You wrote Felicity so believably in this chapter. I really felt for her — I was the good girl in high school too :).

    Also, the emotional walks really enhance the story. I loved the shot of Fiona “sneaking” home.

    Are Feargus and Alyse Weaver BFFs?? That’s awesome.

    Elizabeth Tesla really is adorable. Is that her as a teen? She has such a cute childlike face with that upturned nose.

    • Hi Susan! Thanks for commenting! I was the “good girl,” too, especially until about 3/4s of the way through my Senior year when I decided to take a few (small) risks. I’m glad you liked Fiona’s club look. Not having ever had a club look I wasn’t sure what would be really cool, but I liked that outfit because it’s not actually too grown-up and most of the pieces aren’t too revealing in and of themselves, it’s just more the combination of shorts, boots, jewelry, and crop top that make it edgy. It sure was fun seeing her cut loose. That shot of Fiona sneaking at the end was actually the first time I’ve used the “I’ve got to pee really bad” walk. I thought it fit for sneaking past the parents’ doors. And Get Together has not been disappointing at all. It’s added a lot to the game and sims act much more like I’d expect them to as part of a group, whether they are in a club or not.

      Alyse and Fearghus are actually “good friends,” right now, but I’m aiming for BFFs. By the next update or two, they’ll be tweens. I don’t have a plan for their relationship as they grow up, and I figure it will be fun to see what happens.

      That is Elizabeth as a teen. A lot of people think we’ll never get them, but I am hoping for preteens and toddlers. I feel like the teens are just too grown-up looking.

  2. maisie says:

    Fun update! I loved seeing the nightclub, it was very hopping! And oh man with Adrianna! She definitely looks angry! Probably does the girls good to get in a bit of trouble now and again. I’m excited about the heir vote, and seeing Fearghus as a teen! I can’t believe it is nearly that time! And I adored the girls outfits for the club! So hip!

    Elizabeth is really adorable, I can see why you want to move her in and keep tabs on her!

    I got TS4 for Christmas, and played that pretty straight thereafter. I only have basegame, which is enough for me to get my grips. I want to get the pack that has all the beautiful vacation lots, with the camping and lakes. I always really enjoyed the scenery on those in your pictures! You are making Get Together look amazing too, I’m sure I’ll eventually get them all, I have all of TS3 and I barely play that. I do miss the open world though. And the recoloring of objects… I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    • Hi Maisie, I hope yours was Merry too! And Happy New Year! I also got all the Sims 3 packs even though I’ve barely played them. My daughter plays Sims 3 as much as Sims 4 though… she loves the weather, pets, and toddlers. I loved the open world too… and that you could choose or even create your world. I was playing this legacy on the long life span, but I’ve moved it to regular and am resolved not to switch back. It is hard seeing them age so fast, but otherwise, I’ll never finish, especially since I’m dividing my time between the Teslas and Simdale Valley now.

  3. Carla says:

    Looks like there was a decent amount of activity at the club, which seems like an improvement on TS3, at least. My community lots are always empty there. :\

    But anyway, sneaking out never seems to go well for sims, does it? I remember doing this with Hope when she was a teen and her parents weren’t too impressed. It was fun to see the girls out at the club though, even if their night came to a screeching halt when Adrianna caught them! Can’t blame her for being angry either. Felicity and Fiona might be almost 18 but Elizabeth is significantly younger. A club with a bar isn’t quite the right place for her. 😉

    Kyla doesn’t seem too into Fiona. Do they just need to get to know each other or is Kyla not into girls/not into Fiona?

    Skilling sounds like it’s really fast with these GT clubs! Which I guess could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you play! It’s nice that they actually have an effect on your sims, apart from just fun.

    • Community lot activity has been a huge plus of this game. They have lots of sims, and you can take large groups or have parties or gatherings at any kind of lot with a lot of sims.

      I can’t blame Adrianna either, although her wrath is quite bitter. Elizabeth is way too young to be out at a nightclub with a bar in my opinion!

      It’s hard to know what is happening exactly with Kyla and Fiona, because it isn’t unusual for early flirts to be rejected, although they don’t usually make sims embarrassed, so maybe she reacted that way because she’s straight. Poor Fiona, I felt badly for her.

      I agree, I was thinking the skilling was too fast to be realistic, at least in that case! But for a legacy, when you need to get a big household full of sims skilled quickly, it is nice. None of the other skills seem that fast with other bonuses in the game… so we’ll have to see how it goes.

      I wish Zoe had a bonus right now because she’s been working on her last two needed charisma points to complete her aspiration for a week and she is bored to death standing in front of the mirror and reading! I probably need to get her out talking to build up the last bit, or have her join a club, lol.

      Thanks for commenting!

  4. cathytea says:

    What a fun chapter! Felicity is so responsible, but it seems like she’s also wishing she could be a little wild now and then!

    And I love your new theme and home page! 🙂

  5. True, Felicity was swayed pretty easily by Fiona, after all. Thanks for the comment on the new format, I am so excited about it, it makes me happy every time I log on. I learned to edit the CSS Style Editor to change the font within posts to make it bigger and a bit darker, because it was a bit light and small to comfortably read. That’s my first time editing the CSS style sheet for a blog.

  6. very fun update 🙂 I really like Fiona and Felicity’s relationship 🙂

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