If you’ve been following the comments, you’ll know that I’ve really been looking forward to this generation. Late Night’s packed full of exciting new content, and the most of its annoying balancing issues can be fixed with mods or worked around.
For this generation only, I’ve turned celebrities on. However, just as a personal preference, I’ve deleted all of the VIP entrance barriers, so celebrity status won’t play a part in getting into venues.
The heirs this generation are twin sisters Nora and Vanessa and their younger brother Emmanuel. Their family name is Alto-Borges. Nora is a virtuoso, artistic, a great kisser, over-emotional, and has commitment issues. She’ll be self-employed in the band career and her lifetime wish is to master all four instruments.
Vanessa is a bookworm, artistic, excitable, a workaholic, and has star quality. She will be entering the director branch of the film career, and wants to become a five star celebrity.
Emmanuel is a natural cook, shy, a heavy sleeper, and has a good sense of humour. I had planned to give him the flirty trait when he ages up, but I’ve just found out it conflicts with shy; I think I’ll give him easily impressed instead. Emmanuel hopes to master the mixology skill and run his own bar.
Nora, Vanessa, and Emmanuel live with their dad Daniel, his cousin Muriel, her husband Jamison, and their son Lino. Daniel and Caroline’s relationship did not survive the move to Bridgeport; I like to imagine she’s still in Twinbrook, controlling the criminal underworld and scaring other people’s children. I kept Muriel and her family around because I was having so much fun with her sculpting, and because I thought it might be nice for Emmanuel to have someone his own age in the household. Daniel still collects his weekly architect’s stipend, Jamison is a high school principal, and Muriel is self-employed as a sculptor.
The family spent their first morning in Bridgeport settling into their new home. Muriel started a little indoor garden next to her bedroom, and her son headed to the beach for a spot of fishing.
Vanessa read the paper to find out what the evening’s hot spots would be.
The Banzai Lounge was looked like the best option. When 2pm arrived she and Nora went to check it out. The blew some pineapple bubbles from the machine while they waited for some more sims to arrive.
Vanessa made her first order at the bar. It was just a ‘regular drink’ but it looked pretty fancy to me!
I wanted Emmanuel and Lino to feel rested for their first day of school in the morning, so they stayed in with their parents. Emmanuel cooked goopy carbonara for everyone.
After dinner, Emmanuel tested out his mixology skills on Lino, while Muriel and Jamison enjoyed an early night in their new bed.
Back at the Banzai Lounge, Nora was jamming with Shirin’s grandson Diego.
In the bathroom, Vanessa ran into five-star celebrity Lola Belle. At first Lola was not amused by the intrusion.
But Vanessa eventually managed to impress her by rather shamelessly boasting about the family’s immense wealth. A few hours later, she and Lola had become good friends, and Vanessa had earned her first celebrity star.
The next evening’s hot spot was The Brightmore. Nora drove over there quite early, and had a little dance while she waited for her sister to get out of work.
Vanessa arrived around 8pm with her new friend in tow. Since Lola has the virtuoso trait, I thought that it might be a good move to recruit her for Nora’s band. Vanessa headed straight for the bar to sample a ‘Crazed Revelry’, which temporarily gave her the daredevil trait. She spent a couple of hours trying to get everyone’s attention by eating dirt from the floor, before ending up skinny dipping in the hot tub with three sims she didn’t know.
Nora was able to impress Lola quite easily by talking up her guitar skill and wealth, and by dropping her now famous twin sister’s name. They made friends, but Lola refused to join the band because Nora wasn’t famous enough.
The next day Nora came across high school friend (and second cousin once removed) Gillian at Waylon’s Haunt. Gillian is currently working as a school teacher, doesn’t have the virtuoso trait, doesn’t play an instrument, and isn’t a celebrity, but was very happy to join Nora’s band. I’m sure she’ll pick up the skills she needs when they practice together, and I liked the idea of Nora pursuing her dreams alongside someone she’s know for so long.
I have the icarus_allsorts’ Audtion for Band Gigs installed, which allowed to Nora and Gillian to audtion for their first gig right there at Waylon’s Haunt, as though it were a Showtime Venue. Gillian went for the drums, so I guess that will be her instrument. The bartender was impressed, and they secured a gig for the next day.
Emmanuel and Lino had both met a boy called Bronson at school that morning. When they got out, I had them all go to the movies together to see an indie film.
Bronson had to go home straight after the film, but Nora invited Gillian back to the house for dinner with the family. It was goopy carbonara again; Emmanuel doesn’t know how to make much else yet.
After dinner, Nora and Gillian practiced for their gig.
Their big day got off to a rather dramatic start when Muriel set herself on fire trying to make a metal sculpture. Fortunately Daniel was able to put her out in time. Without claudiasharon’s Faster Elevators mod, I doubt he’d have made it!
Everyone was able to come and support Nora and Gillian at Waylon’s Haunt.