Tempered Glass

So, Elaine became pregnant with her fourth child previously.  What exciting joys does life hold for her now?

Marlon's a teenager!
Marlon's a teenager!

Before she has her fourth kid, she gets to see her first kid become a teenager.  20% of the way to completing that lifetime wish, eh Elaine!

Mmm, belly
Mmm, belly

That’s right Elaine, keep your eyes on the prize.

I don't think that this one likes the gays
I don't think that this one likes the gays

When this woman appear she started doing the disgusted hand waving thing at them.  Bitch.  She needs to learn some tolerance.

Marlon's first day as a teenager
Marlon's first day as a teenager

It gets off to a…flying start?  Those slippers are a bit, homo, no?  Judging by the look on his face, I won’t be living much longer after that comment.  That’s a whole can of whoop ass I opened there.

Elisha and baby
Elisha and baby

One day with someone at the park I noticed Elisha appear with a toddler.  I think it’s called Iris or something, but that’s Filly’s kid!

Marlon's become the Fonz
Marlon's become the Fonz

I don’t think he’s screaming, I think he’s saying “HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY!”

Taurus has a pretty birfday
Taurus has a pretty birfday

While running to the Hospital to be with his wife for the birth of his fourth child he just had to stop.  He had to stop because it was his turn to become an elder.  Nice setting in which to age up, good choice old man.

Oh Alex, how fast you grow!
Oh Alex, how fast you grow!

Alex becomes a see-through toddler.  If she stood behind a window you wouldn’t see her.

Taurus missed it
Taurus missed it

It was all going down on this night, two birthdays and a birth.  Unfortunately, because of his own birthday Taurus missed the birth of his fourth child.  What a bastard, eh?  The kid was called…er…I forget.

Sue's got a girlfriend!  :o
Sue's got a girlfriend! 😮

The boy named Sue, despite his obvious state of having been beaten with the ugly stick at birth managed to get into his Boss’ pants.  To cut a long story short, he took her out for dinner, asked her to be his girlfriend, got in her pants, moved in with her, had a kid and lived happily ever after.

I have a supplementary picture relating to dear old Sue.

Sue's moodlets EVERY night
Sue's moodlets EVERY night

Sue is a closet batty boy, I swear.  Every single night he had this happy little moodlet for “Cuddle Time”.  I’ve never seen this before (even six months on I’m still seeing new stuff in The Sims 3 on a regular basis), and I certainly didn’t expect to see it in our grumpy bastard here.  What a batty boy.

Are we human, or are we Temper?

Recently we’ve seen people leave, engagements happen and babies be born.  Just a normal few days for the Tempers.  There’s no let up in their excitement.

Filly's ruse works
Filly's ruse works

Filly’s ruse has worked.  She now not only engaged to Elisha, but also pregnant by him and only a couple of days off becoming an elder.  She better move in with him quick!

Filly's not the only one
Filly's not the only one

It seems that Filly isn’t the only one to be in a delicate condition.  Elaine’s going for her third.

Yip Yip!  Fat again.
Yip Yip! Fat again.

A good meal was had all round.

Meeting strange men after dark in parks is generally frowned upon
Meeting strange men after dark in parks is generally frowned upon

I can’t remember his name, but he’s another one in the family.  He’s in the Police, wants to be a secret agent, but seems to enjoy meeting strange men after dark in parks.  That’s led to the downfall of a number of Britain’s MPs including Ron Davies and Alan Amos.

Oooh look, a belly, must want some food.
Oooh look, a belly, must want some food.

Belly’s gonna getcha?

It's a family affair
It's a family affair

Sue, Taurus and Marlon all join in with the screaming this time.  But will anyone help?

An ABNORMAL baby!
An ABNORMAL baby!

An ABNORMAL baby this time.  We’re sorry to tell you Mrs. Temper, but your baby will be a ghost for the rest of her life.  She’ll find herself being ignored by her peers because people…simply can’t see her.  She’s like The Spy (*bows down before The Spy) from Team Fortress 2, if she stands still for long enough then she becomes invisible.  Oh yeah, she’s called Alex.

Woo!  Bobbie's a kid!
Woo! Bobbie's a kid!

It feels like it’s been ages, but finally Bobbie is a kid.

Geez, slow down already!
Geez, slow down already!

Elaine, you’re doing untold damage to yourself by having so many kids so quickly.  She was out “tutoring” (is that what you call it?) someone else in the neighbourhood when she had to vom.

This one questions his boyfriend.
This one questions his boyfriend.

Even on a night out he just can’t leave the police tactics alone.  He simply has to question his boyfriend.  “Sir, just what were you doing in a gay cruising spot after dark?”

It’s war, but not as we know it!

So, for the past week there has been a War going on.  Not many of you will have heard of it, least of all been part of it.  You haven’t heard about it despite 12,622,386 Soldiers and Demomen being killed.

That’s right, I’m talking about the Team Fortress 2 Soldier versus Demoman update that’s been raging in this game.

The premise was that the class with the most kills at the end of the week would get an extra special weapon.  It means that each class gets three new weapons if they wish to replace their standard ones, but one of the classes will get an extra special one.  It would appear that it’s the Soldier getting that special weapon.  And that’s cool because I prefer the soldier.

Until yesterday the Soldier seemed to be in the lead by about 200,000 kills.  Today the Soldier wins by 25,456.  31 of those kills were by me.  That last comment proves that I suck at TF2 but I play for the laughz.  Soldier FTW!  Can’t wait until they roll out that update.

Soldier FTW!
Soldier FTW!

Don’t scoff.  TF2 is the most fun that you can have online.

The Temper clock’s a ticking

Previously, we’ve seen Elaine (I now remember her name!) give birth to a kid, because, don’t you know, that’s just what you do.  When we left them last time she was pregnant for the second time.  She has the desire to raise five kiddlywinks from babies to toddlers.  Woo for you woman, damn woo for you.  I couldn’t be less enthusiastic.

Sue becomes an adult, of sorts
Sue becomes an adult, of sorts

But first we have a coming of age thanks to the boy named Sue.  He was a little shyster.

Babby numero 2
Babby numero 2

Still on her maternity leave from her first kid, Elaine goes into labour.  With everyone else out at work the only person to stand around and scream (not help) is the Maid.

Another NORMAL baby
Another NORMAL baby

This is yet another normal baby, which is nice because it means that I can actually see the kid on the lot.  I don’t know how many times I’ve shouted at the screen because someone has moved a kid or it’s crawled off and I can’t see it because it’s a freaking ghost.  Anyway, I very inventively named this one Bobbie.

Hayden's getting some action
Hayden's getting some action

Not alot’s been doing for Hayden recently.  I need him out of the house if I want dear Elaine to complete her asinine exciting lifetime desire.  So I got him interested in Jami (WTF??) Thiboudoux or however the hell you spell that name.  Eventually he moved in with her.  No kiddies from them, obviously, but they lived out their few remaining days together.  Gotta do something for the oldies I suppose.

Marlon becomes a toddler.
Marlon becomes a toddler.

I’m not sure that I mentioned this kid’s name before, but this is the oldest kid and he’s called Marlon because when he was born (back when we had TV, so these pictures are pretty old now) we had Emmerdale on.  Although, now that I evaluate it, it may well be Bobbie.  I think I’ve missed a picture somewhere.  Ah well, it’s one of the first two kids.

Movin' on in
Movin' on in

Hayden moves on in with his Jami bitch.

Marlon becomes a child.
Marlon becomes a child.

Yeah, this is Marlon becoming a child.  He’s such a little charmer.

Filly gets a boooooooooooooyfriend
Filly gets a boooooooooooooyfriend

Next on the list to be removed was Filly.  She’s not had a lot going on.  She achieved her lifetime wish to master the writing and painting skills.  Because I need the space in family she has to go.  So I got her to hook up with a guy that she met at the library.  I’d come across this guy before, he’s called Elisha Breen and was a bit of a grumpy git.  She turned him round.  And, you see, she looks young for her age, for at this point she was just a few days away from becoming an elder.

Believe it or not, Elaine has only just become a proper adult
Believe it or not, Elaine has only just become a proper adult

I tell no liez, she has just aged into a proper adult here.

Filly gets her skates on
Filly gets her skates on

Filly decides this is the best time to pop the question to dear Elisa, just after they’ve had sex.  She figures that he couldn’t possibly say no now that he’s had a sample of what he can enjoy for the rest of his life.  But he still doesn’t know how old she is.  Deceptive hag.

Temperarily indisposed (see what I did there?)

Previously, the new matriarch of the house has been asserting her place in it by getting pregnant.  Because, don’t we all know that in this society pregnancy and procreation is the only form of self-validation?

Oh the disappointment!
Oh the disappointment!

Giving birth with an audience is nothing new in the Temper Family, however there’s something going on here which you cannot see.  She missed her own wedding because she went into labour.  I had set up the wedding in Central Park so that everyone could go along and have a nice time.  People were waiting for her, but she didn’t show.  And this was why.

A NORMAL baby
A NORMAL baby

It must be a bit hit and miss to have ghostly babies because this one is perfectly normal.  As normal as a sim can be I suppose.

Finally, they are married.  Awww.
Finally, they are married. Awww.

That evening once everything had calmed down a bit they got married alone.  Better than trying to arrange another public wedding which would, undoubtedly, only be stopped by her being up the duff again.

§1.5m not enough money for you?
§1.5m not enough money for you?

First glance would suggest that she had managed to blow all of the family’s §1.5m, but in truth she’s in the Police and looking for dirt on her neighbours.  I sure hope that she washes her hands before touching her newborn.  Dirty girl.

Jeepers, an ugly angry toddler.
Jeepers, an ugly angry toddler.

Ugly and angry – life can’t get much better!

Couldn't even wait a few days
Couldn't even wait a few days

While still on her maternity leave, she found herself pregnant again.  Apparently it’s a growing trend for women to “return to work” after maternity leave and already be pregnant again – in the real world.  It’s always been normal for The Sims.

Damn bitch, that was a good meal
Damn bitch, that was a good meal

She seems to like Sue.  Why?  He’s a bastard.  I guess pregnancy is making her stupid.  No surprise.

Will the breeding never stop?!

Previously we lost the matriarch of the family.  I wish I could remember where we put her.

This is how you make something of yourself.
This is how you make something of yourself.

Now it was the turn of the matriarch’s daughter to step up to the plate and fill the space of woman of the house.  She was rapidly rising through the ranks of the Police, but if you’re in the Police you gotta have a family.  She set herself a task which included babies and a husband.  She picked some random guy she’d met once.

She got him home.
She got him home.

She managed to get him home.  He moved quickly.

He missed the bed
He missed the bed

I don’t understand why he missed the bed as he was standing right next to it.

Another day another date
Another day another date

Oh another day she invited him round for some rumpy-pumpy.  He liked a woman in uniform.

We interrupt the scheduled program to inform you that...
We interrupt the scheduled program to inform you that...

…someone’s grown up!

That didn't take long
That didn't take long

Sure didn’t.  She was fitting nicely into the shoes of the woman of the family.  Up the duff, somewhat overweight and soon to get married?

So excited he broke the faucet!
So excited he broke the faucet!

“Dang bitch, yo’ is pregnant?  I thought yo wuz just fat!”

If she's transparent, why can't we see her baby?
If she's transparent, why can't we see her baby?

Yeah, Maxis, why can’t we see the baby?!

I don't know who is more shocked?
I don't know who is more shocked?

Is he more shocked at being proposed to, or am I that she managed to get on one knee?