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Hope you all are enjoying the holidays!
Hot off this weekend's gameplay, I present the Greens, Mesa Vista's newest newcomers.
(And two updates in two months - go me!)




Welcome back to Mesa Vista, and introducing its newest newcomers, the Greens!



The Greens actually moved into Zach Adams' founding house a while ago, but this looks like the original lot I downloaded from MTS, not his remodeled one, so, um, I can't remember what I did exactly. Moving along...



They added back the extension on the left and made it their own, or in other words, green.



They're also actually next-door neighbors to the Adams.



Here they are, Hunter and Jade Green, two random CAS Sims.
(I was grasping at straws trying to make a unique CAS family - sue me!)
Oh yes, info!
Hunter is a straight-up Virgo 9/2/6/3/5, Popularity with a LTW to be a Media Magnate.
Jade is a straight-up Gemini 3/7/8/3/3, Fortune with a LTW to Earn §100,000.



The remodeled interior: I tried to keep it mostly at wall covers and kitchen/bathroom fixtures, and there's probably more 'splaining about the room on the left.



For the Greens, it was their hukk...
"Inspiration room!"



Riiiight...



A hukkah d...
"Inspiration room!"
riiiiight, open for business!
(Hey, they needed money - sue me!)



There was also much digging for treasure to be done, and Jade had to deal with three tree fires at the tune of -2000 aspiration points a pop.



This update is light on pictures, so suffice it to say Jade struck way more water mains than buried treasure, though all the bones she dug up gave me the idea for a business for her. Hunter had better luck, getting a lot less wet and discovering several treasure maps.



It didn't take long for some familiar faces to get inspired!



*Gasp!* Mina, what would your dad say, and Ryan (Nellie's stepdad), I'm shocked!



Er, okay, Madeline Mazza (Nellie's mom) too - moving along...



Some like Jill Fleig (or me) weren't really interested in partaking.



Same with Lindsay Louie. I probably broke the rules in Carl Homeless's challenge by letting him gain cheap entrance, but I'm not sure I'll be able to pass that challenge anyway, though I still plan to give it my best shot.



Jill's housemate Ramin Johnston (or me) was too worried about getting caught.



The Greens, however, knew their stuff when they chose to live in Mesa Vista. Sure, there were several openings in Law Enforcement available, but no takers yet, and the Law itself was fortuitively absent. Haha!



"Yeah, we're so getting busted, ahahahahahah!"
S-S-Steve?! (my son's simself)



Still with that adventurous streak, eh, Faith Goodie?



*GASP* Herbert! What would the social worker think?!
As for Yvette Tan, I say go, girl! We're going to need all the inspiration she can get for the next time I play her :P



Oh, and speaking of Jenna Ebadi, a.k.a. the town grump: way to go, Hunter! (Or was it the bubbles?) Whatever, one of them managed to totally win her over, and I've been curious to see what makes her tick, so I hope to move her in with the Greens next week.



The Green's hookah...
"Inshpirashun"
den was an easy way to earn a little side money with the price set to Cheap = §9 per hour so they didn't have to do any selling or any work at all, really.
I mean, who has time to work when you're constantly brushing your teeth! Like both of them... all the flipping time.



I locked the sliding door between the "inspiration room" and main house, and while many of the customers exited through the house's front door, they didn't disturb anything ever, so it could run 24/7. It didn't generate a whole lot of money, but with the Greens being house rich (kinda) and cash poor, every little bit helped - a lot.



Hunter took a job as a Military recruit, giving them a very welcome infusion of cash when he got promoted.



He initially had a want to get a job in the Business career, which I had locked, and ended the week as a Junior Executive.
That's one reason I like to move in townies, so you don't have to earn skills and friends from scratch.



Jade snagged the only available job opening in Slacker - I think she would be a perfect Professional Party Guest, and eventually I would like that for both of them. She got gypped out of a promotion IMO, and ended the week still as a Gas Station Attendant. But what's the rush, huh?



On Friday, Jade finally found a treasure chest, which gave her what she needed to buy her business.
This picture is also an excuse to show off my lovely new moon (sometimes there are even two), thanks to Nopke's skyFix http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=569032 - I love it!


Okay, down to business:

Say hello to Mesa Vista Hot Springs!



Hunter came along to help *grin*
"Hey, I help."



"Don't let her get to ya, babe, I know you do."



"Bones? I don't get it."



"Ah yes, the bones. See those skeletal remains over there, the ones that fade if you try to get too close? Yeah, I got the bones from there! You can buy bonafide, haha, simosaur bones right here!"



"Simosaur" bones were a pretty big hit with the locals.



The hot springs was a hit too and also a rather nice business for the owner to run, as it raises both Fun and Hygiene.



"Hey, you guys bring any cheese?"
By all means, help yourself, Joe Graham!



"Can you believe the sorry state of music nowadays?"
"Have you listened to College Rock lately? Still good after all these years..."



"Nah, I'm just messin' with ya."
Grrr. Jade had a huge want to get a good review, so naturally the reviewer decided to be stingy with them.






Prices were kept cheap to level up for the cash perks, and because I was enjoying the rather relaxing play session and snapping pics here and there.
Btw, Hunter, you could direct traffic with those buns!



And then it started to rain, and a shockingly good time was soon to be had by all.



First up was Armando Cox.



"Are there any sandwiches left?"



Jill Smith: "Save one for me!"



And then Stephan Shin.



And then pretty-boy Troy who will definitely be moving in one of these days...



Next up was Faith Goodie.



And finally, the coup de grâce, Camryn Lee!
"Are you effing kidding me?!"






Take a bow, Camryn!
(Sorry, I know she's had a rough go of it with her wacky abduction at Steve Burns's house and all, but I laughed so hard at this!)



Later on, Jill Smith came back for more, but the business had reached Level 3, giving Jade ten thousand simoleons, more than enough for the Greens to pay their taxes.
"Woot, no more digging!"
Woot is right!



"Home, hot stuff, you know what that means..."



Oh god, yes *eyeroll*



The hookah
*silence*
business continued to pick up steam. And wow, Jill Smith. Looks like she'll find a way to unwind, even if it kills her.



"I had a great week."
"Me too."
Me three!






"Say goodnight."
"Goodnight."
Goodbye you two, see you next week.
"We weren't talking to you."



That ends my shockingly good week with the Greens - I managed to play and update with them in three days. How's that for a shock, for sure I am!

BaCC quick stats:
Playable Sims: 80 (79 + 1 grave) added Hunter and Jade Green (earned CAS)
Sim Multiplier: 33
Population: 2640

Thanks for reading and Happy Simming!

Date: 2015-12-27 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scribal-goddess.livejournal.com
I had no idea those hot springs increased hygeine... hmmm.

Date: 2015-12-28 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lorinsv60.livejournal.com
Yup, they're a bit pricey at ยง9500, but definitely one of the easiest community lot venues I've run.

Date: 2015-12-28 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scribal-goddess.livejournal.com
The price is probably why I don't use them much. :)

And here I thought the pool tables were the easiest community lots...

Date: 2015-12-28 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superfr0g.livejournal.com
Aw what a fun, laid-back week in the rotation! I enjoyed seeing these guys!

Date: 2015-12-28 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lorinsv60.livejournal.com
Thank you, Sam, I'm glad you enjoyed it! It was a nice mix of fun, productive and laid-back :)

Date: 2015-12-28 10:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joandsarah.livejournal.com
I had to laugh over the fried townies. Hot springs or tubs are always good for that.

I put on that skyfix as well and got two moons as soon as I checked the sky, haven't seen that in so long I forgot it was broken.

That seemed to go well, I'm interested to see what kind of personality Jenna Ebadi has, isn't that the same last name as the female burglar?

Date: 2016-01-13 05:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lorinsv60.livejournal.com
Haha, yes, a hot springs venue makes for a fun and funny business to watch and play!

It's really cool to have to have these wonderful skies now - up until recently, I wasn't aware of what we were missing!

Yep, Ebadi is the last name of one of the burglars, and going by Jenna's behavior, it wouldn't surprise me in the least if they were related, and quite possibly twins :P

Thanks for reading and commenting!
Edited Date: 2016-01-13 06:49 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-12-30 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jungfrun68.livejournal.com
Nice to see you're still on it! Frying townies is always fun :)

Date: 2016-01-13 05:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lorinsv60.livejournal.com
Thanks, glad you were entertained! ;)

Date: 2016-01-12 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] simlili.livejournal.com
Well, well, well, that was interesting!

Thanks for the sky thing link obviously ;)

About this "business", is it possible that customers don't lose stars when they get bath-fried? Or do you just not care about stars and ranking, since you've probably unlocked everything there was to unlock by now lol ?

Date: 2016-01-13 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lorinsv60.livejournal.com
*Saunters over from the the Uni thread* OHAI, long time no see! :D

But of course, you taught me well ;) Did you see at MTS that Nopke also fixed the shadows for those with newer graphics cards? Link here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=569585

Now that you mention it, I don't recall any of the lightning strikes causing lost stars, just someone right after opening complaining about some mess I could never figure out.

Generally I don't have to worry about business rank anymore, but I still need Rank 5s to open Dance and Natural Science. I also need 4 more graves in Mesa Vista Cemetery to open Paranormal, and Show Business needs a top Slacker and Entertainer in order to open. Adventure is still locked by my self-imposed requirement to collect all the vacation mementos. [/rule babbling]

Thanks for the comment! :)

Date: 2016-01-29 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] simlili.livejournal.com
I just saw yesterday that shadow fix and your conversation in the comments, it's awesome!
Right now my sims are installed on a computer that can roll with old drivers so I actually have the original shadows, but I was so exited when I saw some solution FINALLY had been found.

I'm gathering some courage to reread all those BaCC rules, and my notes about what I could possibly have intended to do next with my poor families, as my own BaCC hood is the next in the rotation, and there you are, bragging with your countless achievements in the BaCC field :D Just 4 more graves needed, that's so great! Resist the temptation to conveniently delete some pool ladders, lol
All in due time :D

Date: 2016-02-25 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] esmeiolanthe.livejournal.com
I read this at the time of posting too. Apparently, I just wanted to comment so much that I convinced myself I had, and that I'd left a darn good comment too. :(

At any rate, this was a fun update to read, and it looked like it was a fun update to play and write, too. What is it with the Greens and brushing their teeth, though? I've never had a sim brush their teeth even half that much! Maybe the hookah inspires one to really, like, *taste* the toothpaste, man, and, like, *feel the bubbles* and meditate on the *interconnectedness* of it all, you know? Like how your teeth are all separate things, right, but then they're also all part of this *one* thing, which is your mouth...

Have you seen Quintica's fixed version of Spacedoll's tattoo overlay boxes? With the Maxis one of those, Jade could have a green shirt *and* her tattoos, both, and even have her tattoos when she goes swimming. They are pretty nifty bits of cc.

Another fun update! :)

Date: 2016-03-08 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lorinsv60.livejournal.com
Haha, that must be the reason behind all the teeth brushing!

I have tried that Quintcia tattoo overlay fix, and Jade's colored back tattoo looks good so I'll be using that for her going forward, but Hunter's is quite gray and blurry compared to the original Maxis ones. I have pictures of them somewhere if you want to see what I mean.

Thanks for the funny comment, it was worth the wait ;)

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