Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 11! 6th June '23)

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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 4! 20th April '23)

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I'm storming ahead playing this rotation! Spring has been so much fun so far!
Time for a visit with the Goth family! :heart:
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 5! 25th April '23)

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We're almost halfway through spring! Time to check in with Tori Holiday :)
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 5! 25th April '23)

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Titan-Ojo: The turtles! The fair is honestly my favourite part of the high school pack, it's great for dates. Super interesting that Casey got that fear after David rolled that want last season! Poor Casey not being totally reassured though. I love that some of them chose to set their sleepign bags out on the sand, a sleepover on the beach is actually so cute. Poor Casey again, getting trapped by the sleeping bags! :lol:

Goth: Ana reminds me a lot of myself when I was in high school. :lol: I think Oli deserves that self-care moment considering all that he has on his mind! I like your method of giving your parent couples their own little day off while the kids are at school. :) Junk food and grilled cheese when your parents are out for dinner is a must! Ella and Tarin really make a sweet pair together. :) I'm sorry to say I find Oli becoming even more stressed out as the week progresses very amusing. :lol: Ana and Greta dancing under the umbrella is so cute! As is Ella and Tarin winning royalty & jester!

Holiday: If I had to have Judith Ward on my guest list I'd elope, too! Love their little beach wedding, even if Summer decided she'd rather play soccer during the vows? Also love that Orange's formal wear still includes his hat. Oof, dramatic night at the Accolades! Gotta say, I love the little touch of storytelling the new trait pop-ups can add now, though. Tori getting a fame star while dancing in her bikini is iconic. It's a shame to lose Summer, but at least she got to attend the wedding!
As always, enjoying seeing your posts on my dash every day. :)
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 6! 3rd May '23)

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Titan-Ojo: I've never seen the turtles before this but I love them! I love the fair. Right? It's like she knew or something?! :lol: She still has the fear even now, bless her. Maybe she'll conquer it next season. I swear none of my houses are big enough for sleepovers, someone is always outside :lol:

Goth: She's very relatable :lol: Oli was so full of fear and grouchiness this season, it was hard knowing what to do? It's been really nice giving the couples a breather like that, the day-to-day grind can be a bit much! I love Ella and Tarin together :heart: He just kept getting new fears?! I'm thinking I might have to get the fear removal potion aspiration reward for him next time :lol: It was really sweet to watch!

Holiday: absolutely! It just wouldn't be the sims if everyone paid attention to the wedding. EA put the hat on his formal look and I just rolled with it :lol: I love the new trait pop ups! I'm still not loving the best friend prompts, I really need to find a mod to tone that down. It's strange how some of the elders get way longer than others - but I'm glad Summer could be at the wedding.
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Time for an update! Spring with Brianna Caliente was so much to play :lol: enjoy!
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 6! 3rd May '23)

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I was following this on tumblr, and my goodness Brianna had quite the season! XD
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 6! 3rd May '23)

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Caliente: Gotta say, this was an absolute rollercoaster to follow along on tumblr. :lol: What a week Bri has had! I'm afraid to say I'm rooting for any particular partner after this week, just waiting to see what happens with Bri's romantic life next. (I like to imagine there is perhaps something going on between Kenzie and Jacqueline though? Extremely sus that they sat together during the date!) The interior design career sadly seems to be broken at the moment, it's about 50-50 for me on whether it pays or not.
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 6! 3rd May '23)

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I’ve caught up!
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I’ve had several sims recently who get fears one after the other as soon as one goes, another comes. I keep getting fear of a dead end job, on a sim who absolutely loves to cook and is in the culinary career. So I just don’t see how that’s right. In the end I turned fears off which is a shame as I love having whims to shape my gameplay, but even with this feature turned off they still act like they have the fear if I didn’t clear it beforehand. So I feel your pain.

Oh my goodness Bri’s rotation made me laugh so much! She’s certainly living her best life. I love how carefree she is about finding someone, no pressure just seeing what happens. Talk about 3 girlfriends and a funeral though!

It must give such a different feel to the save to have the first generation start to pass away. Something I’m not really looking forward to with my rotational save. You also have some beautiful looking lots by the way, do you build them?
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 7! 10th May '23)

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creativecress36:
I did see you over there! I mainly lurk on tumblr, I have to admit :lol: Bri's season was so much fun to play!!

Heather:
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Honestly it was a rollercoaster to play :lol: Yeah, I'm not really rooting for any of them now! I'm even considering giving Bri the Serial Romantic aspiration! I love that idea, maybe that's what was going on :lol: It's a shame it's busted because I was really enjoying it - though Bri rolled up the want to quit, because of her non-committal trait :lol:
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I feel like most of my sims have a new fear when I arrive at their lots? I get the Unfufilled Dreams one a lot when it doesn't seem to make sense. I've been using the fear clearing aspiration potion to get rid of the pesky ones. There's a few my sims have conquered though - someone gets over a fear of swimming during the summer rotation.

It was so much fun to play :lol: I can't wait to see what happens next! 3 girlfriends and a funeral :lol: so accurate!!

It really does, and honestly it feels more intense now that the second generation is getting up there? Like David & Oli, the first Culpepper babies, will be elders around Winter 4 ish. I'm playing Summer 4 at the moment, and even that feels kind of transition-y because a lot of the kids are growing up now, if that makes sense.

I have a mixture of lots I've built & lots I've taken from the gallery. The Titan-Ojo house & the Goth house I built from scratch. The Vatore house & the Zest house are in game lots I've built onto/expanded. Most of the community lots are from the gallery - the botanical gardens in San Myshuno. I also use several of Heather's lots - you'll see more of them over the summer rotation.
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Thanks guys :hug:

Time for the Zest update!
We're almost at the end of spring now, which I'm excited about because I've started playing summer 4 and I can't wait to share it :lol: :heart:
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 7! 10th May '23)

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Ha! All of those fires cracked me up! Some of the facial expressions were classic!
Becky reminds me a lot of my two sims Florence Cooper and Quartz Evaristo who are very strong, independent girls full of personality and they never fail to make me laugh, I love them so much!
The Zest's have a lovely garden, the lot really does give a lot of potential to landscape on doesn't it
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 8! 15th May '23)

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I couldn't believe it :lol: genuinely felt non-stop!
As much as she was a difficult toddler, I absolutely love that Becky is so spirited :lol: they're always the best kind of sims! I really do need to catch up with your rotational save sometime soon :oops:
It's so nice! Definitely one of the better ones in the save :)
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time for an update! Let's visit the Vatores :)
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 9! 26th May '23)

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u p d a t e !
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 9! 26th May '23)

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Meant to get around to commenting the other day, but the Lobos' rotation was so close to being finished I'd thought I'd wait until it was done. :lol:
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Zest:Toddler quirks really decided Becky wasn't quite enough of a challenge as it was! Oh boy. :lol: The toddler playdate is too cute! Of course she'd grow up with a mohawk. The kids all being there to freak out over the grill fire gave me a good giggle, poor Johnny! And then poor Tania and Becky! They're really having a time with fire this rotation, huh? Hopefully there'll be less flames involved the next time we see them. ;)

Vatore:I see Caleb is now sporting some very cute flower gloves, I approve! I believe there is a mod fix for the garden piles reverting, trying it out in my own game at the moment to see if it helps. Love Kirby and Caleb being happy and taking on new careers, while most other adults in your save are going through pre-midlife-crisis crises. :lol: I'm counting all the one-time whims to flirt as part of the crises sweeping the save. Caleb putting a tie on for love day absolutely tickled me, a true gentleman! I also love that your teens take over the Narhwal Arms every so often. An art club gathering hosted by two vampires in the gorgeous countryside is the kind of art club I wanna join, tbh.

Lobo: Not sure what it says about me that Dolly and Bri are some of my favourite Culpeppers because of how messy they are... but I love them. I have not played much in Forgotten Hollow, but dang it does get pretty dark! Leave it to Bella to lose that duel in such an aesthetically pleasing way, though. As much as I love Diego, I found Dolly opting for a quick woohoo with Paolo as a consolation prize for not getting a tasty plasma drink very amusing. Caleb to the rescue with some good advice for Dolly! Did not see Dolly siring a new vampire coming though, a plot twist! Love little Zelda being good. <3 The backyard of the new house is lovely! Already so much brighter than Forgotten Hollow. :lol: The Slyvan Glade is gorgeous as always, but the magical pink lighting really suits both Dolly and Diego. Looking forward to seeing their future cabin!
As always I enjoy seeing your posts on my dash, but it's just as enjoyable going back and reading through them in one go whenever I come back to comment. :)
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 10! 31st May '23)

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Heather:
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I did see you'd commented here & there on tumblr, but I never got round to replying (sorry! I always forget to on tumblr!)

Zest: Becky was an absolute handful to play :lol: Tania keeps rolling the want for another one and I'm like do I have to?? Becky and Spatula are enough! I do love Becky though, she's such a character. There was so much fire :eek: I hope I never have that much fire in one rotation again :lol:

Vatore: it was necessary :lol: I'll have to grab that mod and give it ago, it's very hit & miss if the plants are going to exist when I load up a lot and a lot of the gang have gardens now. Kirby and Caleb have got it together somehow :lol: maybe because they're immortal? I'm still not sure why he put the tie on, but it's such a Caleb thing to do. I just renovated the Narwhal Arms a little because the teens keep hanging out there, it seems to be tradition now! I would also sign up for that art club.

Lobo: They're a lot of fun to play too, I never quite know what they're going to get up to next! I had forgotten all about Forgotten Hollow (ha) until I had Dolly live there, but oh man I couldn't bear the dark :lol: I get that that's the point but I was desperate to go literally anywhere else after a while. And most of the walk-bys seemed to be vampires, which wasn't great when Dolly needs a snack! I'm really not sure what the future holds for Dolly & Diego, but the thing with Paolo was quite funny. Zelda is such a sweetheart :heart: I can't believe it has taken me this long to send a culpepper to Sylvan Glade :lol:

:hug: I'm the same with your posts, I always enjoy going back over them when I drop by to comment :)
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Spring with the Embers is up now! Just one more update and it's summer!
I'm halfway through playing summer at the moment, it has been a lot of fun so far :)
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 11! 6th June '23)

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A little visit to Caroline Ember and her new home, and we are DONE with spring 4!!
The seasonal summary will be up in a couple of days, and then the summer fun can begin.
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 11! 6th June '23)

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The summary for Spring 4 is up now, and summer 4 updates will begin!

I've added a new holiday for the summer, every Wednesday is now "Leisure Day", inspired by the holiday from TS3. Basically all of my sims get the day off to relax, spend time with friends and family, etc etc. :)
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Re: Culpepper Pals (Spring 4 Part 11! 6th June '23)

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Yay for the start of summer! Excited to see what will happen in the new season. :) For now, here's the rest of my comments on spring:
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No worries! I don't really expect replies to those, I just like to react to some things as soon as I see them. ;)

Ember: Well, at least Tarin showed up? :lol: Awww at Morgyn caring about Tarin's studies though, that really fits their character. Love that he streams in heaert print undies, of course. What else would you stream in? I'm glad you are enjoying the realm makeover, I hope it runs alright for you! It's sort of cute, in an odd way, that they've piled on Elsie's bed together to hang out during homework... if only Elsie weren't trying to sleep on it! My sims all hate roses too, I don't understand it!

It's a shame the environmental score seems to shift so quickly, the polluted state of Evergreen is quite cool (even if those orange skies are perhaps a little too reminiscent of current world events at the moment, haha.) Oh man, just when it looked like Grace's non-committal trait might cause some trouble, Caroline drops that want on you! I don't know if I just don't look at my sims' wants often enough, but yours sure like to live exciting lives! ;) A new potential match for Bri, oh goodness, we'll have to see how that goes... Glad things worked out with Mizuki though! Tarin's little annoyed expression while they're flirting in front of him cracked me up. :lol: I hope that romance guru is telling them a good fortune...
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