Previously on the Chaos Legacy: Babs set a whoooooole bunch of fires and kept turning people into toads; Abby and Babs magically dueled each other at the drop of a hat; everyone in the family fought fought fought (except for that one moment when Abby and Anoki allegedly fell for each other because of a rogue love spell); Chazza stayed out all night pranking people and then passed out a bazillion times; Cesaro was an internet troll and kept getting into fights with a girl named Alice, who then became his girlfriend (don’t even try to understand those two); Chazza got herself a fairy girlfriend; Cade sucked up a lot but didn’t manage to be super interesting; and finally, I named Chazza heir and kicked out the boys.
No university for Chazza, because at the time, I couldn’t fathom playing it again so soon. I will regret that choice.
Starting generation four with this update because we go all the way through the kids by the end. A lot of big family changes happen in a short amount of time.
And on to generation four!
Note: This is not a fun update. Brace yourselves.
Aaaand we kick off our third torch-holder by having the second torch-holder be attacked by a zombie, in the tradition of the first torch-holder. The Chaos family is beginning to look like an all-you-can-eat zombie smorgasbord. At least they believe in family traditions? (And at least it doesn’t seem to have done anyone any harm.)
Luckily, Babs knows how to fight back. She paid attention when Abby kept being attacked by zombies in their own front yard. (I guess at least this is in the side yard?)
The next morning, Chazza settles into this whole torch holder business. In order to succeed in the criminal career track, she needs to work on her athletic and logical skills. (The evil part of career success she’s already got down.) It’s a damn good thing that both athleticism and logic runs through the Chaos legacy, because she’s not going to have a ton of time to sit around the house working out and playing chess. There’s a spouse to find and heirs to create!
Meanwhile, Babs autonomously starts creating art. I guess after all the criticism she’s spread out this neighborhood, the last neighborhood, and her university neighborhood, it’s about time she makes something to give back!
Abby and Anoki apparently hate each other after that whole weird thing where the game told me they were crushing on each other. I get that it’s an embarrassing situation, people, and a love spell gone wrong can be terrible, but do we really need to fill the house with all this shouting?
I stand corrected.
Wait, do you just hate your whole family, Anoki? Why are you picking fights with everyone? You’re one of the nicer Sims in the house!
Luckily, Chazza doesn’t have time to fight with her dad (my money is on her to win), because she needs to go find a spouse and get started on the next generation. She’s so cute all dressed up, isn’t it? Unfortunately, this is the vampire supernatural bar, and it’s too early for anyone to be around. Still, doesn’t she look cute in her black and pink dress?
First thing she did was autonomously fix herself a drink. A+ Chazza, my girl! I approve. (The game calls it juice, but it is clearly alcohol. Though it never came up when we went through university with Babs, there are bars like this but also “juice” kegs, and Sims can do keg stands and get “juiced” which is obviously a stand-in for getting drunk.)
Rather than send her home and bring her back later, I let Chazza kill some time to see if anyone else would show up, including taking a little nap when she got tired. (I think she’s butchering Kyla La Grange’s “Vampire Smile” on the guitar there.)
Though this was highly entertaining for me, it wasn’t really popping up any potential spouses. Just when I was about to send her on to a different bar…
… this strangely dressed woman showed up. She’s kind of cute, but that outfit is not working, and I did not write down her name. Mostly because they chatted about money and jewels and criminal things (oh, you are being so subtle, Chazza, I 100% believe you’re going to handle this criminal mastermind thing without getting arrested), but there was no spark between them. Alas, she will not be Chazza’s spouse, and on we go.
Babs? What? Is this how you celebrate no longer being the torch-holder, passing out in your own living room right in front of the electronics you hate? Oh, Babs.
Abby: Look at how well I throw! Wheeee!
Anoki: Thought you had that one! Abby: Ouch!
Anoki: You’re right, this is way more fun!
I guess you two made up, at least enough to toss the ol’ pigskin around.
DUMPLING IS THE MOST ADORABLE CAT IN THE (SIMS) WORLD. She keeps coming up to people and rubbing her face all over their feet. Scenting them, I guess, and it is absolutely adorable.
I didn’t mention it in the last update, I guess, but at one point Babs built up enough reward points to take a benefit that allows her to do magic with just her hands, no wand needed. (There is such a dirty joke in that. I’m going to leave it unsaid, but mostly because I bet I’ve put one in your head that is probably funnier than what I would actually say, with no additional work on my part.)
Anyway, I love how Babs looks doing magic without her wand. Even more fiendish than ever!
Here’s where I’m cheating for part of this generation. It took far longer than I expected to build up Babs’ magic level to the point she can create zombies. If I’d known it would be this hard, I would have either let her switch her LTW or spent even more time on magic. (Not sure how that would have been possible, though.) So for now, while Chazza is at work, I’m going to control Babs only to the extent I am building her magical skill. Here, she’s cleaning the entire house with magic. It is awesome. And kind of flashy.
Oh, damn, the criminal track headquarters is creepy as hell. LOOK AT THAT FACE. IT IS ALWAYS WATCHING.
Another failed night out at the vampire bar, another woman whose name I did not write down. They talked about music, then this woman started insulting Chazza. I do not know why, and I don’t really care. The way this is going, we’re never going to get to generation four, Chazza!
Chazza: I’m trying the best I can! I’m not super charismatic, okay?
That is completely untrue. And also, this isn’t your fault; I managed to forget how hard it is to spouse hunt without going to university. It is much easier to meet people when you have that sort of shared space, and also they are far less likely to be married. (Both of these facts are true in real life, for that matter. There are tons of studies about how much harder it is to meet people, make friends, and maintain friendships after you leave school, whether that is high school or PhD level or anywhere in between.)
After shouting at the insulting fairy for a bit, Chazza met Janet Pok, who turned out to be friendly and fun and really engaged in talking to Chazza – and already married. *headdesk* Now, once I built up the relationship between them enough, I would have the option to make Chazza ask Janet to leave her partner, but I try not to break up existing marriages when I play the Sims. (Well, unless I’m doing something like a black widow challenge, I guess.) Plus I am not convinced that this is the point where it makes the most sense to bring a vampire into the legacy.
But oh, look at this, Janet has a friend, Dante Morganthe, who is single.
Chazza: Well hello there, Dante. How you doing?
Dante: *shyly* Well, thanks. I love the art here.
Chazza: Oh, an art fan, huh? Just wait until you see all the art at my place.
Dante: *charmingly adorably shy*
WELL YOU TWO ARE GETTING ALONG FAMOUSLY.
… I do hope the picture in the background isn’t a sign of things to come. I know I literally just said that I was afraid we’d never get to generation four, but you are moving pretty fast here. Still, he’s a cutie, best of luck to you, my girl!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW?!
Their relationship built up very well, right up until we learned Dante has a fear of commitment. C’MON! THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS! EVERY. DAMN. TIME.
It’s okay, Chazza. Deep breath. You’re a rock star. (And he looks pretty sad about this, too.) Your mother went through this, and your grandmother, and clearly the legacy is thriving.
Chazza: But I liked him. *woe*
Happy birthday, Babs! You look thrilled about becoming an elder, even with Abby cheering you on. I love your grumpy face so much!
Babs: I look good as an elder.
Carla: Yeah you do, just as artistic and bad ass as ever.
Anoki: So you’re the man who broke Chazza’s heart. I don’t see anything worth her attention here.
Dante: God, you’re annoying when I’m hungry. Better watch it.
Carla: So maybe it wasn’t such a good idea for Chazza to invite Dante over for another date, just to see if they could build the relationship up enough to overcome his fear of commitment. (It’s not as if we have any other options right now.)
And happy birthday to you, too, Anoki! Sorry no one is around to cheer for you. Sorry, dude.
To avoid more fighting with Anoki, I sent Chazza and Dante out onto the town, where they promptly ran into Cade, who is as underdressed as ever – wait, what? WHAT? CADE, YOU’RE A ZOMBIE?! WHEN THE HELL DID THIS HAPPEN?
Cade: Brains first, answers later.
This date goes a lot better than their last one, though there’s still no going steady or anything else on the line to engagement, and I am not actually convinced it is a good idea to bring a vampire in at this stage anyway. Finding Chazza a spouse is really surprisingly hard, even more difficult than what Abby went through.
Meanwhile, Babs FINALLY reached level 10 in her magic skill and can turn people into zombies. LET’S DO THIS THING!
Oh hell no, Babs, you will not fall in love with a damn zombie. This is not Warm Bodies!
Okay, Babs, you’re making such good – wait. WAIT WHAT? You are in your own backyard. There’s only one grave in your backyard. And that means…
Babs: *cackles* Death has no dominion here!
ZOMBIE STILES, OH GOD, BABS WHAT HAVE WE DONE?! EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE AND NOTHING IS OKAY WE JUST GOT THROUGH HIS DEATH AND HAD TO MOVE TO AN ENTIRE NEW NEIGHBORHOOD
Not to mention how Abby is going to deal with this.
Zombie!Stiles: ROCKING CHAIR
Carla: Are. You. Kidding. Me? Also, Anoki, you don’t look nearly as freaked out as I would expet, considering your dead father-in-law just came back as a zombie AND REALLY WANTS HIS FUCKING ROCKING CHAIR BACK BECAUSE OF COURSE HE DOES.
Babs: What? Raising the dead is exhausting!
Wait. WAIT. Isn’t that the girl you kissed when you were a teen? I think it is! This is Sophie, and though I forgot about it, in Sims 3, non-player characters grow up along with the PCs.
AND I THINK THERE ARE SPARKS. (I mean, beyond the sparkly fairy.)
SPARKS! Aww, this is kind of sweet. They were girlfriends in high school, they went their separate ways (and Chazza had a terrible time of dating, obviously), and now they’ve come back together like the adorable young women they are. Oh, Chazza, when left to your own devices, you handle your romance really, really well. I should have just let you go!
We interrupt the romance portion of this update to look at this adorable picture of Babs and Dumpling playing together in a delightful, sweet, adorable way.
I do love beach proposals, but I am not really a fan of La Shove because of the whole Twilight reference, so I sent Chazza and Sophie to this pretty place instead. It overlooks La Shove, but is kind of gorgeous in its own right.
OFFICIALLY GIRLFRIENDS! THIS IS PROGRESSING NICELY!
Really, really gorgeous down here. I know I say it approximately every update, but this game is fucking gorgeous.
Chazza: Sophie, back in high school when we used to daydream about the future, I never thought it would come true like this.
Sophie: What – what are you doing?!
Chazza: Will you marry me? I love you so much.
… Okay, god, writing romantic dialog is so, so hard. As sweet as this is, high school girlfriends back together, I’m out.
And a sweet private ceremony. They are so delightful.
This is the first thing Sophie did when she moved in. Oh, Sophie, you will get along here just fine. I, meanwhile, just head desked so damn hard. The last thing we needed was another person who loves the damn rocking chair!
Okay, it is finally time to try for generation four. And look! NO SHOES ON THE BED, I LOVE THEM, THEY ARE MY FAVORITES FOREVER!
Sophie! What happened to you?!
Sophie: I don’t want to talk about it!
Well okay then! Hope you haven’t hurt yourself.
This shot was supposed to show off her gorgeous outfit (I love that color on her, especially with her wings), but look how adorable she is! She’s so enthralled with being married and she keeps admiring her ring. Oh, man, she’s just adorable.
And look at that amazing resting bitch face! I love her already.
Apparently fairies have tiny fairy houses, and they go there to eat or sleep (or throw little fairy parties, which is just far too delightful for its own good). Sophie’s gone off to hers now. It’s set up outside, in the corner of the yard, and is pretty cute, but really out of the way.
Generation four is a go! (I’d like to take a minute here and express how happy I am that Chazza does not throw up as much as her mother did. Dear god, Babs. You poor, poor dear. I am so glad we’ve moved past that – and, since Chazza took over as torch holder, there has been no vomiting from Babs, so I do kind of feel like a lot of it was my fault. Oops.)
Chazza: I’m taking time off work because we’re having a baby.
Sophie: WHAT?! That’s wonderful news! I’m so happy for us!
Carla: Good, good, let that happiness carry you through the stress of pregnancies, babies, and toddlers.
Chazza, your pregnancy waddle is AMAZING, especially in that outfit. So many colors! So much brightness! So much attitude with that skull bracelet peeking through the sleeve.
Chazza: Are pancakes this family’s favorite food or what? I have so many memories of Mom making them for us at all hours of the day. No “breakfast foods are for breakfast” around here!
Babs: *nom nom nom*
Anoki: Sorry, sweetie, I was busy eating delicious pancakes, what’d you say?
Chazza: C’mon, woman! Think about how hard I’m going to push this baby out, and push yourself harder now. Work, woman! Work! You’re a badass fairy, not a weak little baby!
Sophie: I love it when you yell.
Carla: You two are so weird, as is your baby obsession, Chazza. And yet, training, working out, dancing, and sports does seem to be the way this family bonds.
Tiny fairy party in a tiny fairy house, because why not? I do love the little musical notes that distinguish this fairy house action from the others.
Even with the tiny fairy party in the tiny fairy house, eventually Sophie comes inside to sleep with Chazza, which would be really, really sweet, except that Babs looks absolutely terrified. What’s wrong, honey? Did they steal the bed where you were going to sleep?
OH I SEE IT IS BABY TIME! Thanks for the head’s up, Babs. I am super impressed that you knew what was happening before even Chazza did!
And then between contractions, Chazza wanders into the bathroom. Why? I have no idea. Maybe she wanted to be distracted by Dumpling’s cuteness? Maybe she came in here to shout at Dumpling for playing in the toilet (not likely – they never seem to care) and got distracted?
Carla: Chazza, why are you wandering during labor?
Chazza: IT HURTS, DAMN IT, I AM NOT STANDING STILL. I CAN WALK IT OOOOOOOOFFFFFFFF.
Carla: Thanks for that, cat.
That – that is a sparkly baby, and not in the way babies are normally sparkly. I THINK WE HAVE A FAIRY CHILD! Meet baby Diana, who was born with the never nude and neurotic traits. That sounds 100% like random traits and not just two in a row, but okay.
One baby down, so of course it is immediately time to try for baby number two. (I am so, so tired of babies and toddlers. Doesn’t Sim 4 skip the toddler stage? Maybe I should upgrade… Though that won’t do me any good for this legacy.)
Okay, sparkly fairy babies are kind of adorable. Evil, grumpy Chazza keeps playing with baby Diana, and she keeps sparkling, and it is just delightful. I can appreciate this part of the whole baby/toddler thing, at least.
Chazza: I know this is complex, so I will break it down into smaller pieces. You need me to rule you.
She’s practicing a speech so she can build her charisma, and I find her too, too adorable.
Abby still cleans adorably, because she is Abby. However, while she cleans one toilet…
… Chazza pukes in the other. Thanks, Chazza!
At least this means a baby is on the way! Soon we’ll have an heir and a spare, though it’s still anyone’s guess as to who will be whom.
*squints* What – what are you two staring at? There’s never anything interesting on the ceiling in the Sims.
OH MY GOD, A FAIRY TRICK! I have never seen this before! It is absolutely delightful! This particular one is chattering teeth, and it is both adorable and mean, as most fairy tricks are. And clearly they do them autonomously. I WANT A FAIRY HEIR. I WANT. A FAIRY. HEIR.
Just imagine the terrible things I could get up to with a fairy heir who likes to play tricks on people. It will be Babs and her spells ALL OVER AGAIN.
Aww, I love how Abby still helps out – wait. What – what is happening right now?
OH MY GOD NO I AM NOT READY. AAAAAABBY NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
OH ABBY NO I AM SO SO NOT READY FOR THIS!
Chazza: Dad, get out of the way, I need to mourn Grandma.
Anoki: Why must you come for us all, Death? WHY?
… Babs. BABS. This looks like a BAD IDEA!
(See that special grave marker? I wasn’t yet capturing UI notes, so I didn’t have it to reference, but Abby made it to the top of her career and fulfilled her LTW, which was to become a world renowned surgeon. Yay, Abby! *weeps*)
BABS, NO, NO NO NO, WE SHOULD NOT BE DOING THIS, THIS WAS A TERRIBLE IDEA.
Babs: *cackles* TOO LATE THIS IS HOW I MOURN DEATH HAS NO DOMINION HERE
That is clearly not true.
OH GOD ABBY IS A ZOMBIE WHAT HAVE WE DONE? WHAT. HAVE. WE. DONE?!
Babs: LOOK AT WHAT I HAVE CREATED.
Zombie!Abby: Did you really expect anything else?
Carla: … nope.
Sophie, what is even happening right now? Where are your wings? Why have you peed on the floor when there are two bathrooms available, both empty, both within three steps or less of that room? I AM SO CONFUSED RIGHT NOW.
Sophie: My mother in law is a zombie! Cut me some slack!
Of course she wet herself at a party. Because why not ramp up the embarrassment levels whenever you can. Poor Sophie.
Not sure why zombie!Abby (*weeps*) is dressed in her bathing suit for this formal party, but I love that she is obsessed with the lava lamp I bought as a party decoration. It is such creepy cuteness.
This is a terrible shot, but Chazza is thinking about Cesaro, who is in the background on the right. I invited the boys back home for the party, but it was really hard to get a good picture of them. Still, they’ve showed up a billion times more often than Brandon did. One of these days, I’ll actually work out how to keep the spares as cameo roles. One day.
The party is to celebrate Diana’s birthday, obviously.
Chazza: I wonder what Diana will wish for!
Abby: I wonder what your brains taste like.
Okay, Abs, SUPER CREEPY.
FAIRY. TODDLERS. FLY.
This is both adorable and terrifying, because let’s be honest here: a flying toddler is THE WORST IDEA IN THE WORLD.
WHAT THE HELL?! HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE, YOU WERE AT WORK, BABS LITERALLY JUST LOST HER MOTHER (AND THEN BROUGHT HER BACK AS A ZOMBIE) WHY IS EVERYTHING SO TERRIBLE ALL AT ONCE?!
(That first bump is kind of adorable, though.)
BABS! BABS, NO, CONTROL YOURSELF, THIS IS NOT THE WAY, I KNOW YOU ARE MOURNING BUT NO, NOT MORE ZOMBIES NOOOOOO.
Babs: I WILL HAVE MY FAMILY BACK ONE WAY OR ANOTHER!
Carla: You are terrifying, and hurting, and heartbreaking right now.
And with this, Babs fulfills her LTW to turn 10 Sims into zombies. My heart hurts. Let’s find something nicer, something nicer, something nicer…
Chazza: GRANDMA IS DEAD AND DAD IS DEAD AND THIS BABY IS COMING AND IT HURTS AND EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE!
Carla: THIS IS NOT SOMETHING NICER WHAT THE HELL, GAME?!
No, she did not walk from her bedroom to the nursery literally in the middle of popping out sparkling babies. She switched rooms between giving birth to two babies! We have twins again! Dara and Dee are both human; Dee was born with the good and easily impressed traits, and Dara with brave and athletic.
Dara’s makes sense in this family. Dee’s? Well, Dee, may god have mercy on your good, easily impressed soul, because literally no one else in this family will. Good luck, and god speed.
Sophie: Why does everyone keep dying? *sobs*
Carla: I DON’T KNOW THIS GAME ISN’T EVEN FUN ANYMOOOOOOOOOOORE.
Time for Diana to have another birthday! After all the deaths, and with Sophie at work, only Babs is around to cheer her on, and I am taking no bets on how long it will be before death is here for her, too.
ARE YOU SHITTING ME RIGHT NOW, GAME? I DIDN’T MEAN IT AS A DARE!
Reaper: Come along, Babs, your grave awaits.
Diana: Literally just stopped being a toddler, what is going on here? Is this what my life as a child will be like, filled with death?
Carla: WHY DOES MY GAME HATE ME WHYYYYYYYYY
Diana: First great-grandma, and then grandpa, and now grandma, too? BUT IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! AGAIN!
Carla: You poor, poor child. I hate everything right now.
Babs: Please, I’m not ready! Look at my grandchild! She needs me!
Diana: *sobs* Whaaaat a terrrrrible biiiiirthday.
Carla: NO SERIOUSLY I DON’T WANT TO PLAY THIS GAME ANYMOOOOOOOOORE
Skipping a lot of time because they spent the next 48 (Sim) hours mourning and comforting each other all the time and I could. Not. Take. It. It was bad enough playing through it, but recapping heartbreaking Sims moments is just not happening.
All the mourning and sobbing led to terrible birthday shots for the twins.
So happy birthday, Dara and Dee. Or Dee and Dara.
… oh, crap. I maaaaaay have forgotten which is which. This is going to be great.
Meanwhile, Diana loves to play tricks on people. She goes home with a kid after school, and then stuff like this happens. I think Chazza’s evil is rubbing off on her, but look how adorable she is when pranking a werewolf! (Plus there was that whole thing where Babs froze her own father, so Diana is doing slightly nicer than that!)
Okay, okay, I’ve got this. Dee is on the left, with the reddish-orange hair, and Dara is on the right with blue hair, because somehow that has become a Chaos family genetic trait. They are ridiculous and adorable and aged up with nearly matching clothes, so I let them keep them. If they want to be those creepy twins, so be it!
I didn’t realize until this generation just how much fairies love to dance. Sophie frequently goes off to have a dance party by herself, and is pretty damn cute.
I love Sophie and Diana bonding over Frisbee. And look at Sophie’s fancy moves!
Poor Chazza. All that mourning was hard work, plus Sophie has bonded pretty hard with Diana, but not so much with the twins.
This may be why Sophie and Diana have bonded so hard. Diana keeps having her own little dance parties. SHE IS SO ADORABLE IT IS KILLING ME.
Let’s end on a high note. Birthday time! I … have no good pictures from their actual birthdays, but I do have a couple from after they aged up that capture their personalities.
Dara! Who added the hot-headed trait, and looks fiendish and evil and very much Chazza’s daughter here.
Dee! Who added the lucky trait, and the family habit of chilling in the rocking chair. This bodes well for her future as heir. (NOT.)
At least they freaking adore each other!
Now that the twins are kids and their personalities can shine, the heir race truly begins.
Life-Time Wish Achievements: 0
Social Worker Visits: 0
Accidental Deaths: 0
Number of Special Tombstones (death by non-old age) vs. Total Death Count: 0/4 (+3)
Pass-Outs (except fainting when someone sees a ghost): 9 (+3)
Self-Wettings: 8 (+1)
Reach top of a career: 1 (+1)