BACHELOR 4.3: EPISODE 9-First Kiss

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Welcome back to the Bachelor! Last episode, Erica won our round 3 group activity and earned some one-on-one time with Dalton. In this episode, Dalton will choose one participant to join him on a date.

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Dalton chose Karissa for his third one-on-one. We know there is chemistry between them, but is there the potential for more?

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Dalton: Are you into music? I play a bit of guitar.

Karissa: I’m into the band Larry and the Llamas.

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Dalton: I’m into all kinds of sports, even boxing.

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Dalton: Have you traveled a lot?

Karissa is thinking ‘say something romantic’.

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Dalton: You know, I find you extremely attractive.

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He always needs to use the rest room at the most inconvenient times.

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After their conversation, they spent some time on the dance floor.

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We also had the first kiss of this series!

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When they returned to the farm house, Dalton was feeling both romantic and inspired. He went up to the attic to do some painting. I think he is working on a recreation of the scene from Lady and the Tramp…he is not a painter.

 

BACHELOR 4.3: EPISODE 3- The First Elimination

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Welcome to the Bachelor version 4 where we attempt to find a life partner for some of those lonely Sims out there!

So far in Round 1, our bachelor has been introduced to all his contestants, and he’s had a 1 on 1 with Simone. In this episode, the Bachelor will host a house party where he’ll continue to get to know the contestants.

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The party before the first elimination ceremony took place at the Bachelor mansion and everyone dressed up in their party attire.

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There was a lot of dancing.

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And some food was served. The Bachelor made sure to interact with all the contestants at least once, but after that they were free to carry on as they pleased.

The following day was the FIRST elimination round. Everyone was on edge…who was going to stay through to round 2?

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Everyone gathered in the ceremony garden just outside the house.

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Dalton select the first contestant to stay…Karissa….not a surprise.

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The second contest was Erica…

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Simone was called as the third contestant to move on to round two.

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Sabrina was called as the fourth contestant.

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Only two more to go!

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The fifth contestant was…

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…Penelope!

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And who will the final contestant staying in this round be? Raven or Ansuya? Raven came on too strong with the Bachelor and he wasn’t impressed with her materialistic values. He had a good conversation with Ansuya that first evening, but their connection has really developed further since that first night.

Dalton: “It was a very difficult and close decision.”

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Raven.

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We are all surprised and a bit saddened by this. Ansuya was interesting and had a lot of personality, and we wanted to know more. But, you can’t force love, and the magic just wasn’t there. We hope to see Ansuya in another Bachelor series soon!

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The six contestants moving into round 2!

How do you feel about the results of the elimination? Share your thoughts in the comments!

 

 

 

 

Bachelor Challenge 4.3: Contestant #6

Sign-ups for Bachelor 4.3 are closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. Anyone who did not make the cut will be eligible to participate in the next round. I’ll store your Sims & data until then.

And here with have contestant six…Raven Arnett

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Raven is looking to meet her (preferably wealthy) future husband. Raven desires to live in a gorgeous mansion someday. She’s interested in turning her mansion into a home…making sure it’s perfectly decorated, full of life, brimming with beautiful art and that grounds are well-maintained.

Raven has a refined taste and prefers to surround herself with other people who do as well. She enjoys having the best of everything. She’s a perfectionist and likes everything to be in order, aesthetically-pleasing, and done right.

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Her hobbies include staying healthy with fitness and going to the spa.

Raven was created by terryscf.

Bachelor 4.3: Contestant #4

We are still accepting submissions for Bachelor 4.3. This Bachelor strongly prefers female contestants, so female contestants will be given preference for the sign-ups in this competition.

To submit a contestant, go here. The submission form is roughly the same as last time with a few tweaks for clarity and I rehashed the Bachelor-contest specific section.

Submissions will close TONIGHT- Saturday @ midnight eastern USA.

Here’s our fourth contestant for the Bachelor….meet Sabrina Holland.

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Sabrina is searching for her one true love, but knows you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince. Sabrina is outgoing, cheerful, kind and caring. She loves people and enjoys spending time with friends.

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She loves cooking for herself and for others. She works in the culinary industry.

Sabrina was submitted by Allie (Peachykeen88)

Bachelor 4.3 is…..

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Bachelor #6: Dalton Montgomery!

Dalton is a Renaissance Sim…he is interested in learning about all different kinds of things. He is currently working as a cadet for the police force, but he doesn’t plan on having that as a career his whole life. He wants to experience a bit of everything. His ability to learn new skills quickly will help him with that, and so will his creativity. He has a wide variety of interests from playing the guitar, going to the gym to gardening. He is also a bit of a “bro” and likes to hang out with the guys and watch sports. He’s a good soul who is happy when other people are happy, dislikes conflict, and donates to charities often. He is interested in becoming a member of the Garden Gnomes club.  He wants to have a large family someday, and he is only attracted to women.

I’m glad Dalton won, he was one of my favorites! He’s a randomly generated cutie! The downside of Dalton is he is attracted only to the ladies. Sorry, gents. You are still welcome to submit a guy, but preference will be given to lady Sims.

Speaking of which, we still need contestants…so, go…make Dalton’s soulmate! Here: https://opissims.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/bachelor-4-3-accepting-contestants/

 

Martin Bowling: Episode 1

While I’m waiting for you folks to decide the immediate future of the content on this blog, I still wanted to play something. So, I made Martin Bowling.

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Martin is average. He’s a bit chubby, wears glasses, has freckles and a receding hairline, and his fashion sense…well, he likes to dress sensibly.

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Martin is clumsy, awkward and a bit squeamish (camping, bugs, and sweat are not things he enjoys). He is quite sociable, however, and enjoys the company of others. He loves people and making people happy. He’s a genuinely good guy. Martin desires to not only fit in, but to find a group of people he can truly connect with and be at the center of it. He is tired of being on the sidelines, the third wheel on his friends dates, and only being invited to parties that everyone is invited to.

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That’s why Martin moved to Windenberg. Not only would he get a fresh start in a new town, but Windenberg was known for its sense of community. Supposedly, there was always something going on in Windenberg.

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Martin took a job at Dewey, Cheatem & Howe Incorporated as a mailroom technician, and moved into a small house near the center of town.

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Shortly, after moving into his new one bedroom home, four of his neighbors came over to welcome him to the neighborhood. Starting from the left: Marcus, Eva, Jade and Paolo.

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Eva didn’t say much to him, she mainly chatted with everyone else. Marcus and Paolo were nice enough, but Martin wasn’t hopeful that he’d fit into this friend group. They were part of a club called “Power House”, who spent their time working out and comparing muscle mass…not something Martin was remotely interested in.

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Jade was different. She seemed warm and friendly. Martin also found her very attractive. Still, they didn’t seem to have much in common.

Martin did appreciate the warm welcome, though. And was pleased with the fruitcake he left them.

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Actually, Martin would’ve appreciated any food. He went from a home where his mother cooked all the meals, to a college where meals were prepared for him. Consequently, he had no cooking skills at all. After a failed attempt to make eggs and toast the following morning, he resorted to having the fruitcake instead.

Martin story takes an interesting turn soon, so I encourage you to check back again tomorrow evening for another update!

Round Six: The Valentine Family

Bachelor Updates: I’ve readied seven of our ten contestants. My internet was down for eight hours yesterday which prevented me from working on the Bachelor since I need both Google Drive and to access the gallery on the Sims.

General Sims: I’m all up-to-date on content…I’m loving “Get Together’ as I’m clearly seeing how it’ll help my Sims establish friend groups which is more realistic than the current model of relationships. I’m having oral surgery tomorrow (and have a consultation this afternoon), I’m not sure if this will increase my Sim playing (not wanting to do much else) or decrease it (even sitting at my computer will be too much effort, and I’ll just want to sleep).

Lifespan: I’ve switched the lifespan of the Community Town back to “normal”. I wanted something a bit longer than “normal”, but I’ve decided “long” is way too long. They need something in between like they had in the Sims 3.

This is the middle 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: The Valentine Family

Refresher: Amber married Kristopher (an Alien) and they recently had two daughters together. Amber wants four children, and to be a doctor. Kristopher is in the tech industry and love fishing.

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I didn’t take as many pictures as I should’ve this round…I was having a lot of fun playing with the clubs and got distracted! Amber was promoted to R.N. which is level 6 of 10 in the doctor career. When Amber is at work she sometimes gets a “miss my family” moodlet that makes her sad.

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The twins grew up to be an adorable combination of their parents…his alien skin with her beautiful hair. Cristina is an outgoing nerd…she loves interacting with people, reading and playing chess.

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Kayleigh loves playing on the playground, sports and getting her hands dirty. She is creative and wants to be a good artist.

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Cristina plays chess on the porch with Amber’s board.

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Kayleigh has an activity table inside where she draws and colors.

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I decorate the house for Christmas a bit (as much as they could afford). Here we have Cristina and Kayleigh doing their homework together at the dining room table.

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We did have a bit of scary incident midweek where the oven and Kristopher caught on fire, but we managed to extinguish the flames and all was well.

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They don’t manage family dinners every evening, but they do a pretty good job of it. They all get along very well.

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Amber had to work on Saturday, so Kristopher took the kids to the park and they all met with their respective clubs. Cristina has started her own club, which only has one other member (Grayson). They like playing chess together.

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Kristopher also formed his own club called Castaways, and it’s for people who like to fish. He has recruited two more members (both elderly men).

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Kayleigh joined the League of Adventurers…who like to play pretend on the playground.

Amber also started her own club for people who like to relax at the spa.

Round Six Results: Valentine Family

Amber

  • Aspiration: Big Family- Amber’s at level 2 and needs to have another child in order to advance. She needs a bigger house for that.
  • Career: R.N.- She’s a level 6 in the medical field.
  • Skills: 4- Cooking, Logic, Charisma; 2- Violin, Mixology, Comedy; 1- Fitness, Video Games, Wellness
  • Friends: Amber’s only friends are the members of her family (Kris, Cristina, and Kayleigh)
  • Clubs: Bliss

Kristopher

  • Aspiration: Angling Ace- Kris is at level 1 and needs to fish at one more location in order to advance.
  • Career: Tech Guru- He’s a level 2 and working in quality assurance.
  • Skills: 3- Video Games, Comedy, Cooking; 2- Fishing, Fitness, Programming, Writing; 1- Mischief, Charisma
  • Friends: his family plus Thaddeus (in his club)
  • Clubs: Castaways

Kayleigh

  • Aspiration: Artistic Prodigy- She’s level 0 and will need to draw another picture while in an inspired mood.
  • Career: B Student
  • Skills: Motor-4, Social- 3, Creative- 2
  • Friends: family plus Max
  • Clubs: League of Adventurers

Cristina

  • Aspiration: Whiz Kid- She’s a level 0 and needs to play 1 more game of chess to advance.
  • Career: B Student
  • Skills: Mental- 3, Social- 2, Motor- 1
  • Friends: Only family
  • Clubs: Whiz Kids