Hello!! 🙂 Guess what day is today! No, guess! Okay, I’ll tell you: It’s one day before the day I officially started this blog last year and I couldn’t wait any longer to post this! 🎉🎉 Do I sound excited? That’s because I am! 😄
First of all, I have to say this: A year ago I never expected to find such a welcome, supportive and amazing community. I am so happy that I took the decision to start this blog and that I got to know you all. This has been one hell of a year (I mean it in a good way of course)! ❤
Sooo… I was thinking really hard about what to do for this special day (technically it’s tomorrow, but whatever – MOVING ON, lol). Eventually I decided to take a trip down memory lane and dig out several pictures from my game folder which, for one reason or another, didn’t make it to the chapters.
BEWARE: There’s a crapload of pictures waiting for you in this post, so they may take a while to load. Now you have been warned, so let’s begin! 😀
First one is the following, which was taken before I even started this legacy (it was just a test save). But I had to share cause I love how Jared stares at Rose’s ahem… upper area. I mean, look at where his gaze is fixated! Naughty naughty..! 😍😂
But be not deceived. Despite his charming, amorous facade, Jared Frio was a complete and utter asshole, especially in the early days of my game. And I have the pictures to prove it:
But I love him. And I kinda want to be fair here. Sunset Valley’s bad babe is not all bad. Just a bit… misunderstood? And I think he eventually proved it. After all, he has a soft spot for babies and toddlers, which is (almost) always a good sign:
He can bravely take care of his new wife on their honeymoon by putting out a huge fire before the firefighter even arrives (what is it with Champs Les Sims and fire in my games?):
He was willing to work two jobs in order to ensure his family would have everything they ever wanted, including working in a bar serving people he had some major beef with:
And he was not afraid to show his romantic side, especially to the person he believed it mattered the most:
Now, going through these old pictures, I remembered that I had not intended for Jared and Rose’s special night to take place in Jared’s house. I had downloaded a fabulous italian restaurant (the one I’m mentioning in my disclaimer page – which I urgently need to update now that I think about it), and I even took several photos for that chapter:
But there was a problem: why would Molly constantly threaten Jared to work at the diner if another fine dining establishment existed in Sunset Valley? It made no sense! So it was decided: the special dinner would be hosted at the Frio residence! After all, it was also the building closest to a bed 😉
I also had a minor storyline in mind, where Rose would eventually give in to Christopher for a while, after Jared would have been a total jerk to her (I don’t remember which time lol), but then she would be pining over Jared etc etc… it obviously got scratched. But, I have the pictures to show for it!
Of course it would end badly before it would even begin 💔:
Another small detail: when those two lovelies went to Twinbrook, I wanted Jared to get in a fight at that bar – the opponent didn’t matter, the only thing that would stay the same was that he would again, hit on Rose and Jared would flip. Initially it was this loser:
But I didn’t like how miserable he seemed in the end, so the Sinbad idea was born 😈
Aaand… last but not least, remember their beautiful wedding? Well, let’s see how beautiful it actually was:
So after this glorious remembrance, let’s move onto gen 2! 😀 I don’t have that many pictures here (did I hear someone sighing in relief?!) because gen 1 was born out of extensive gameplay while gen 2 was mainly planned. But don’t you all worry! 😁 There are still some picture to share. 😉
At first we have Calla showing off her ballet moves to her grandad and Jesse making fun of her:
Calla, as a teen, making one of her precious faces lol:
This was how Skye was originally supposed to look like. I had a whole other story for her because her dad would be Sinbad’s roommate (Goodwin Goode or something), but I never liked her like this – so I changed her and, unfortunately for her, changed her story as well.
I think she looks way better now ❤ (and yes, I wanted to show Dylan’s silly face too 😋)
Another thing (I swear, I’m almost done!): One of Calla’s traits that I have not fleshed out properly – if not at all – is dramatic. I laugh really hard whenever she fake passes out at the most irrelevant moments possible! One of those times was during the twins’ birthday party at the bar, trying to draw everyone’s attention:
While I was writing the chapter where Jesse and Skye spent a whole day together (as friends), I had planned several things for them to do – including eating hot dogs from a cart, doing karaoke contests and Jesse being gross and eating dirt in front of Skye (that’s the daredevil trait alright *sigh*), but all this would make for a pretty boring chapter so I never included any of it. But here come the pictures!
Some more silly pictures of the twins and their friends/family:
I have no idea why I never included these pictures. The elevator woohoo animation is awesome (especially after the deed, where they fix their clothes lmao), plus I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to show a couple more photos of my current favorite couple ❤ :
I bet Mrs White would not be happy if she knew what was happening inside her elevator!
Aaaand last but not least, a cute picture I found with those two from one of my test saves, before this generation had officially begun:
I think I have showed everything I wanted to show you! I hope I didn’t bore you with all these random pictures and that you enjoyed this as much as I did..! 😀 Now I have three more photos for you before this post is over and then I’m done, I promise!
I had mentioned before that I have already started fiddling a bit with generation 3 – which is a little ridiculous since we’re not that close to the current gen’s ending, but oh well. So the following pictures are two moodboards and one sneak peek of generation 3, which I really wanted to share!
Thank you so much for bearing with me! 😀 I hope I will have the next chapter ready for you soon – I know I’m super late again but I promise, I’m working on it..!
Thank you so much for reading! ❤