Meet Bachelor 4.2!!!

Okay readers, you now have a goal. Design the perfect life partner for this guy…

Cannon Griffin is looking for someone to love, someone to cuddle with, someone who will appreciate his romantic gestures. A romantic at heart, Cannon desires to live in a grand mansion filled with art and a grand piano, and outside there will be gardens with fountains. He does have a practical side, though, Cannon is very business savvy and intelligent. He has a lot of energy and enjoys exercising. His hobbies include collecting minerals, camping and backyard astronomy. His plans on making his money as an eSports gamer. Cannon is interested in both male and female Sims. He definitely wants at least two children.

Cannon Griffin won the vote by a landslide (even when ignoring the votes submitted repeatedly by the same person…I’m guessing you were just very excited about him).

Remember to go here to submit contestants! It’s easy and fun. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!

Update on Community Town: I’m currently mid-week with The Smith Family. Hope to have an update out by the weekend. 🙂


Round Six: The Bubbettes Family

Bachelor Update: Still take contestant applications and votes for the next Bachelor!

If you want to know what happened to Pablo, go to this post: Frustrated with the Sims.

This is the start of Round 6 of our Community Town. We are focusing on the neighborhood of Newcrest. You can learn more about the game, and submit your own character, here.

Round Six: Megera Bubbettes

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Megera arrived at the campsite for another week of camping and hunting for new plants. The first thing she did was head deep into the woods to a particular spot. She’d been there before, and it was beautiful, but she couldn’t recall why she rushed to that particular spot.

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While she was there, she met Quinn a hermit who lived in the forest. They chatted for a bit before Megera went off in search of new plants.

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After a day of exploring, Megera headed back to the camp to make some stew and relax.

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She used the local horseshoes pit to practice the game for the next time she went up against fellow campers.

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Then it was time to retire for the evening.

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Megera is trying to collect all the known species of plants in the Sims Universe.


She currently has 17 of the 32 original plants, plus 2 of the ones that came exclusively with Granite Falls.

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This guy in a bear costume was very annoying. Megera did not appreciate his attempts at humor.

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She made a couple new acquaintances while she was camping for the week including Dan and Geoffrey.

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She ran into Colleen one evening and they played a game of chess in the nature center.

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More plant collecting! Some plants she couldn’t identify and others weren’t ready to be harvested, so she took a cutting for splicing. I don’t think these plants are counted in her final plant collection., and may be reflected in the next round when we try to identify and plant them.

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She also met Samson.

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And Mitchel. She got along very well with Mitchel and they hung out together a couple times during her week camping.

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She spent some time fishing. Rumor has it that you can find the cowplant seed, which is otherwise troublesome to obtain, while fishing. Fish also make good fertilizer and food, and it gives her something to do in between plant collecting.

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Mitchel visited her camp to enjoy the campfire.

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They laid down on the cold ground and observed the stars before Megera retreated to her tent.

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In the morning, it was time to head back to Newcrest.

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After Megera arrived back, she tended her garden and took care of some household matters before heading back out again to Oasis Springs- the nearby desert community.

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She continued her hunt for new plants in the desert.

Round Six Results: The Bubbettes


  • Current Mood: uncomfortable, happy
  • Aspiration: Freelance Botanist (3/4). She is currently stuck on the “grow a cowplant” requirement.
  • Skills: 10- Gardening; 9- Cooking; 7- Fishing; 6- Charisma, 5- Comedy; 4- Mischief; 3- Herbalism; 1- Gourmet Cooking, Video Gaming, Handiness, Logic, Photogrpahy, Fitness
  • Traits: Loves the outdoors, Outgoing, Super Green Thumb, Insane, MorningSim, Collector
  • Friends: Mitchel, Colleen, Nancy
  • Romantic Interests: She has an ever-so-slight interest in both Mitchel and John Smith; neither of which is remotely serious; seems to be a “hmm…he’s sorta cute” level.
  • Plant Collection: 19/32 +2 (with a couple more pending, maybe)


Round Four: The Valentine Household (Part 1)

This is the continuation of Round 4 of our Community Town. We are focusing on the neighborhood of Newcrest. You can learn more about the game, and submit your own character, here.

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Amber is passionate about her career and is excelling at it. However, the driving force behind her ambition is a desire to provide for the large family she plans to have in the future.

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As such, she has had an active dating life. Remember Devonte, the massage therapist from last round? Well, he never called or stopped by, so he was replaced by Ellis. Ellis was active, but also childish, squeamish and unemployed.

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Amber spent this round dating and working. She also briefly considered a guy named Mack who was an outgoing yoga instructor, but he was a glutton and a bit of perfectionist. No one seemed to be the right fit for Amber, even though she was anxious to get married and start her large family.

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She met Kristopher when he came into the hospital for a simple case of Bloaty Head. They chatted on the phone a couple times, and then Amber invited him over.

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While Kristopher was currently unemployed, he was ambitious and was anxious to start a career. He is a bit of a geek, so he was looking for a position in the IT field.

Amber and Kristopher *really* hit it off. Within only a couple of dates, their relationship bar was filled more than double any amount from any of her previous boyfriends.

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Of course, not everyone was happy with this new development.

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Amber was promoted to Medical Technologist at work.

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Hey, look who is working today!

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Amber is now able to diagnose and treat patients, as well as run the x-ray scanner and treadmill test.

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It was clear that Amber and Kristopher were soulmates (that’s what the relationship status said!); and it seemed like Amber might have found the one.

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And then Kristopher told her a deep secret that he had been hiding from the rest of the town….

And you’ll need to wait until part 2 to find out that secret! (Hint: It even caught ME by complete surprise!).

Round Four: The Smith Family

This is the continuation of Round 4 of our Community Town. We are focusing on the neighborhood of Newcrest. You can learn more about the game, and submit your own character, here.

A few notes for you:

  • Sorry for the delay in posts, life has been crazy the past couple weeks and my Sim time as been limited. I’m staying put this weekend, though, so fingers crossed I get some more time in.
  • Not all Sims will have exciting happenings each round, particularly houses with adults only. Some weeks Sims pretty much just work or do repetitive tasks to increase skills, and there won’t be much to report on.
  • The Sims currently in Newcrest are listed, with their creator, in the righthand sidebar. Likewise, you can find the current queue of Sims to be added to Newcrest. Sims are added at the rate of 1 household per round. You can submit multiple Sims. It may be good to have a backup Sim in the game, as I will not exit-without-saving should an accidental death occur. At some point, I will need to reduce the flow of Sims (particularly when offspring start arriving), but for now we’ll keep things like this.

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Most of John’s time was spent working at the hospital where he diagnosed and treated patients, and made acquaintances with his colleagues.

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John was promoted again this week and is now a “Medical Technologist”.

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John day typically involves checking in patients, taking temperatures, swabbing for samples, running samples through an analyzer, scanning the body, checking the eyes and the ears, etc…

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This week, he learned how to perform treadmill tests on his patients, which was exciting.

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Colleen spent more time dancing in the kitchen. Sadly, I was still not able to get the mail from the Geo Council to arrive. This means Colleen is having difficulty completing the requirements for the Curator aspiration. I think we are going to need to change her aspiration until that glitch is resolved. Most of Colleen’s week was spent testing my possible fixes for the glitch (I found some things to try on forums, nothing has worked).

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John decided to take up comedy, so he spent some time telling jokes after work to people who passed by his house.

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The only exciting thing that happened to The Smith household this week was a birthday party invitation.

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Nina Caliente through a formal party at the home she shares with Dina, Katrina and Don Lothario.

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Both John and Colleen attended, and it was somewhat entertaining.

Round 4 Results: The Smith Family


  • Aspirations: Renaissance Sim (2/4), Nerd Brain (1/4), Joke Star (1/4), Chief of Mischief (0/4)
  • Career: Medical Technologist (Doctor 4)
  • Skills: Logic (7), Charisma (4), Programming (4), Mischief (4), Comedy (3), Handiness (3), Cooking (2), Fitness (1), Gardening (1), Video Games (1)
  • Friends: Nina, Colleen
  • Age: 59 days until Adult
  • Random Fact: He has been inspired 0 times.

Colleen, the Ex-Postal Worker

  • Aspirations: Curator (2/4)
  • Stuck on level 2 of Curator due to mail glitch
  • Career: Collector, Breeder of Frogs
  • Skills: Cooking (4), Mischief (3), Comedy (2), Video Games (2), Fishing (2), Charisma (1), Logic (1), Gardening (1), Fitness (1)
  • Friends: John
  • Collections: Frogs (11/25), Metals (9/20), Crystals (8/20), Fossils (7/15)
  • Age: 63 days until Adult
  • Random Fact: She has felt inspired 2 times.

Round Four: The Bubbettes Family Part 2

This is the continuation of Round 4 of our Community Town. We are focusing on the neighborhood of Newcrest. You can learn more about the game, and submit your own character, here.

In Part 1, we saw Megera Bubbettes take a gardening-inspired vacation to Granite Falls. While there, she had a bit of heartache, and then went exploring in the deep woods where she found a cave…and then a hidden area…with a house.

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She found the owner of the home outside in his garden, happily and busily taking care of his extensive garden.

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Pablo Woo was very shy. He obviously enjoyed living alone, in the middle of nowhere. But he couldn’t help being drawn to Megera because of her interest in his plants. They conversed for a long time about nature.

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Megera realized that it was nightfall, and she had to hike all the way back to camp. She bid Pablo farewell and promised to return again the following day.

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She made it back safely to camp, and the following morning, she headed out- this time with all her camping gear in tow, so she wouldn’t have to leave early.

When she returned, Pablo wasn’t home. So she hiked more around the area admiring the scenery…

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And cooked some fish for lunch.

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Eventually Pablo returned, and they had a fantastic afternoon. She discovered that not only was Pablo in love with the outdoors and gardening, but he was also a little bit crazy. Just like her! They connected on a level she had never experienced before.

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The amazing day turned into an amazing evening in Pablo’s cabin. :::wink:::

The following day, she had to leave. She had to return to her garden. Pablo understood, but made her promise to return soon.

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The rest of the week went by like normal…taking care of her garden.

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She did visit Amber Saturday afternoon. They hung out in her living room watching TV.

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Megera expanded her kitchen a bit…she added another counter and a microwave.

Round 4 Results: The Bubbettes Family


  • Aspiration: Freelance Botantist (3/4)- Still seeking to max gardening skill, and to grow a cowplant.
  • Skills: Gardening (8), Cooking (6), Charisma (5), Comedy (4), Mischief (3), Fishing (3), Herbalism (2), Handiness (1), Video Gaming (1), Gourmet Cooking (1)
  • Friends: Amber, Braxton, Pablo
  • Sweetheart: Pablo
  • Age: -52 days to Adult
  • New Trait: Super Green Thumb
  • Collected 14/32 original plants; 1/10 expansion plants
  • Random Stat: Has eaten 46 meals, has cooked 18 of them

Round Four: The Bubbettes Family Part 1

This is the start of Round Four of our Community Town. We are focusing on the neighborhood of Newcrest. You can learn more about the game, and submit your own character, here.

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Megera Bubbettes, our neighborhood gardener, has almost perfected her gardening skill. However, there are still plants in the world that she has yet to raise. It was time to start hunting down those seeds.

Selling her practically perfect flowers, herbs and produce, allowed her to take a camping vacation to Granite Falls. She purchased all the supplies she needed- tent, cooler, camping chair, etc… and headed out for a 4 day vacation.

She met Ranger Rez Reis on her first day, and they immediately had a connection. He was outgoing and friendly, and loved the outdoors- just like her!

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During her first couple days, she explored the surrounding area and did some collecting. She continued to run into Rez, and their friendship continued to grow.

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A person in a bear costume also showed up often. The bear was mean and harassed her, and she wanted it to go away.

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She met some people while at the campsite. Campfires were held every evening and she participated. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to capture any photos! She enjoyed the campfires and met lots of interesting people, but no one she connected with as much as Rez.

I can’t believe I didn’t capture any photos, but she also discovered that Braxton was there…presumably staying in a cabin, and he had a lady friend with him. Megera knew that Braxton had a non-committal streak in him, but she had hoped that she’d “be the one” to change that, you know?

Megera decided it was time to go hiking in the forest. She consulted the map, packed some food, and headed out.

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While she was wondering out in the woods, she ran into Rez again. Inspired by her disappointment in Braxton, Megera made a move on Rez. He wasn’t into it, and gave her the familiar “just friends” conversation.

Feeling a bit defeated, she decided to spend a few hours fishing in the gorgeous clear mountain lake. The fish would make a delicious dinner, and any leftover could be used for fertilizer for her garden back home.

Unfortunately, only a couple hours into the fishing, Rez showed up to chat with a fellow angler. Megera left to explore the woods more.

She hiked for quite a ways when she noticed something hidden in the trees…

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Whoa! What’s that?! Megera’s surprise reflected my own! We decided to explore together.

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After navigating through the passage, and making several choices on which direction to go (through the spiderweb? or turn back?). Megera eventually made it to the end of the cave….

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It ended in a gorgeous scene…

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…her arrival felt like it should have been accompanied by very dramatic music….like from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast…”I want adventure in the great wide, somewhere….I want it more than I can bare…”

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….unblemished beauty. No fellow campers, no Ranger Rez, no stupid fake bears…

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….wait…someone lives out here?!?!?….

Up Next: Part 2 of 2!

Round Three Achievements

We completed another achievement during Round Three.

Whimsical- Complete 100 whims across all Sims.

Sims have “whims” which are like the Sims 4 version of the “wants” from Sims 2 and the “wishes” from Sims 3. They are things the Sims desire to do at that moment. They are based on the Sims’ current emotional state, aspiration, skills, financial status, and a variety of other things. When you complete a whim, your Sim gets points they can use to buy life perks. Megera already has a perk- “Morning Person” where she gains skill faster in the morning. Since this was across all Sims, Megera, John and Amber helped to complete this achievement.

Newcrest R3 acheivments