Thorn Daymore was the first in his family to go to university. He was so excited for the experience, that he vowed to make this the time of his life.
He made sure to get all of his studying done.
He made sure to keep his hunger appeased.
And he especially made sure to max all of his skills to complete his aspiration (max 7 skills).
When he wasn’t reading skill books, Thorn was out being seen. He loved people and wanted to make a lot of friends. He made sure to stay fit on top of everything else.
At night, he dug for treasure. He grew up dirt poor and knew that he wouldn’t be happy until his bank account was padded. Then one night, a friend of his jumped out of a limo.
Not sure what was going on, but hearing the giggles from others in the limo, Thorn played along.
He wasn’t Big Sim on Campus for nothing.
Thorn was taken to a secret place where he found even more people to befriend. He was super excited about this.
Thorn found a guy to flirt with and even nabbed his first kiss. It wasn’t true love or anything, but it was nice to have someone just in case.
Digging sucked on the best of days. He seemed to be able to hit the water pipes about 95% of the time.
He did finally splurge and get the Energizer. He only used it in dire emergencies though.
Thorn finally maxed his skills though.
As a reward, he got prize left on his doorstep.
Smelly after a day of digging, Thorn knew that he was going to use two of his wishes on wealth.
Thorn might be doing well, but his dormies were another matter. Thorn literally had to stop over bodies all over the place just to get to a chair to do his assignments.
Thorn knew he couldn’t just stay at school making friends. In his 3rd year, he finally started venturing back to Strangetown and meeting some older people. They all thought he was weird, but he just said that he was fascinated by peoples jobs and was just curious.
Night after night, Thorn went out and met new people and found them all with varying jobs at different levels. After a while, no one even batted an eye at his notebook full of names and job levels.
Thorn: Dammit, I’m going to be stuck in this track suit for eternity!
Thorn wasn’t really sure what he wanted to do, so he took the first job that showed up. Natural Scientist wasn’t what he studied in college, but beggars can’t be choosers.
One of the welcome wagon sims tried to Network with Thorn, but Thorn was already getting a promotion a day, and never noticed a raise of any kind.
Thorn used his time wisely. He invited in anyone who was walking by so that he could befriend them and find out about their jobs. When he noticed some weren’t employed (or were too young for jobs), Thorn made sure to say hi, but sent them quickly on their way.
Rose: Omg, you’re so gross. You need to take a damn shower!
Thorn: I would if I could own one.
Thorn wasn’t able to have dates or outings, but on his first Tuesday, he invited over Michael, his flirt from college.
I’m pretty sure it’s another promotion day.
His friend General Grunt has a few kids. I’m pretty sure Thorn is joking with one of them here.
To celebrate his last promotion, Thorn bought a telescope. With only working one day a week, he knew he was going to need to do something with all of his free time.
The minute that Thorn set up the telescope, he crawled into bed for a quick nap. Not even 30 minutes later, he was robbed. Unlike in sims 3, you cannot beat the shit out of this asshole, so Thorn had to watch his newest possession disappear.
As soon as she was gone, Thorn bought a new telescope.
And by the early morning, Thorn was returning from his trip through space. Before he even got up off the ground, he was already wanting to go back.
Thorn: I need socialization!
Dude: Um, why do you think I’m here?
Thorn: I need to finish my tantrum first, please go on inside.
After days of hot dogs, Thorn finally branched out into burgers.
Oh and he brought back a present from the stars (and maxed his game enthusiasm).
It’s finally Tuesday! Thorn spent the weekend pouring over his notes and has finally decided on a spouse.
Of course, Nova had to make an appearance just minutes after Thorn made his call.
Gerard Landry was level 9 in business, while not the perfect spousal lift, it was better than nothing.
Have a great day at work, Thorn.
Gerard was Nova’s caretaker as Thorn kept throwing out fears of changing diapers.
On Thursday, Gerard got a chance card that probably could have gotten him fired, but he chose wisely and brought home a boatload of cash and promotion.
This was pretty amazing since he still had a couple of skill points needed for work.
There was really no rush for him to quit his job yet, so he used that time to get meal during the day.
Nova has grown up and even though Alien Tech was unlocked, the smart milk was one of the items that Thorn brought home from university. Gerard wanted to get closer with Nova, so he was in charge of her training.
She’s so freaking cute.
The next few days were a blur. Thorn got pregnant with Gerard’s baby and it was a brutal time. Liam was born and instead of cooing over the new baby, the two debated on where his blue skin came from.
Thorn still wanted to see the stars again and off he went while Gerard putted amid the nasty plates of uneaten food and dirty dishes.
I can’t remember her name, but Thorn found out that she was high up in her career. He did add her to the notebook, but her name got lost in there.
Liam aged up blue and an old man face clone of Gerard. It was proof that Liam did belong to both of them.
Nova became a child today. As a toddler she maxed her charisma on the bunny head (woot!). She’s also the cutest thing ever and our heiress.
I was going to do a Patriarchy, but I don’t want the old man face to be the heir.
Thorn (and now Gerard) continue to stop people for information. He adds them to a list that so far either has level 7-8 in one or two careers or 20 people in level 1-3 of culinary. It’s getting annoying.
Gerard: Level 8, huh? I guess that’s not too bad. I’ll add you to Thorn’s list.
Liam aged up today. He luckily made it to the toilet on time. I’m pretty sure he got charisma to level 8 or 9 at least.
In my growing forgetfulness, Thorn’s last trip did result in another pregnancy. Lyra has just grown into a very angry toddler.
Smart milk wasn’t much of an improvement in her attitude, but at least she can learn skills now.
Cutie-girl is skilling up with her jump rope.
Random shot of Lyra.
Even though it was Gerard who wanted a gold badge, Thorn got his first.
This means snapdragons for everyone!
Even though the kids do have their own beds, this helps to keep ACR from making more babies for us.
Lyra ages up with maxed charisma and 7 levels of something else.
Nova shares a birthday with Lyra.
Lyra and Liam reading skillbooks.
Creepy Liam is creepy.
Being forced to read by snapdragons is helping a tiny bit in the hygiene department. The fact that washing hands as kids does absolutely nothing for them was a bitch and a half.
I’m so tired of green clouds.
Nova: My dad said I should come down and invite you in.
Buzz: I guess I have some free time.
Nova ended up wandering off, so it was Thorn who invited him to move in with his whopping $700. Buzz left his kids to fend for themselves.
Thorn was finally able to leave the lot and spent night after night meeting new people and gathering new information, but it wasn’t until a week later that he finally got what he wanted.
The object of Thorn’s obsession finally showed up at one of the clubs and Thorn was on her like a mouse on cheese.
He bugged, stalked, and followed her around until she caved in and gave him what he was begging for.
Thorn: I hope I don’t regret this.
Buzz got demoted, but we don’t actually care since we already consider Military unlocked.
Nova has 8 scholarships (because Thorn kept wanting it over and over again). She was hoping to get abducted, but night after night of searching turned up nothing.
Lyra has her teen birthday finally. She maxed all of her skills (except creativity) as a child.
..and this is how long it took Gerard to max his skills for his Aspiration. He has so many neat points, that he couldn’t sit still in his own stench long enough to do anything.
Nova: I can’t believe you and dad want me to marry an old man. That’s so gross!
Gerard: Do you want to help this family out of this disaster or not?
Nova took off in the middle of the night. She arrived at La Fiesta Tech early the next morning and called her dad.
Nova: You want me to marry that gross old man? Fine, but it can wait until after I graduate…if he lives that long.
Thorn: That is not how this works, Nova!
Nova: It does if you want me to breed.