Posted in Early Years, ISBI, Sims 4

ISBI 3.3 – Love All Around

– Grimm Idiots –


Score +365 Points

Norah entertains me by painting her impression of P1umB07 during the night. The two of them can’t stand each other but as long as they stay a good distance away from each other all is fine.

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Later they let me get a screenshot to prove the tension they feel when being too close to one another. Continue reading “ISBI 3.3 – Love All Around”

Posted in Early Years, ISBI, Sims 4

ISBI 3.2 – Moving In

– Grimm Idiots –


Score: +365 Points

Hmn – well, that was bad timing and I’m starting to resent how predictable this particular lifestyle is.
If your Sim hasn’t engaged in romantic interactions during their teen years, they seem to always get this Lifestyle a day or two into their Young Adult life stage.

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P1umb07 is also sleeping [recharging] and I get this notification.
What does he want to take over… the household? The World? 🤔

Lots of interesting things happen during the night.
Eric has a breakthrough while using the toilet and can now expect a promotion at work.

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I have to move on with the generations since the goal of an ISBI is 10 generations [of madness] so I have to ignore that Chip loves being single. I know I could just have him impregnate someone without them being a couple, but I don’t feel like doing that – at least not this generation.

Chip invites Amber to GeekCon – She seems pleased.

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P1umB07 tagged along for the adventure-opportunities. I imagine he’d like a trip with one of the rocket ships at GeekCon.
He runs into Frankie Caprese – a Sim made by @dawnlysimple [Twitter] for the Plumbobber CAS Game. The two of them enjoy some light conversation.

Chip and Amber are having fun with video games and since they both seem to be in a good mood, I have Chip ask Amber to move in with him and his family. Amber happily accepts.

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Time to celebrate with a little telescope-woohoo.

It’s time to do a little check of Amber and get to know her a bit better.
She’s a Secret Agent  – I don’t expect her to get any promotions since she needs a high charisma skill.

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She thinks Chip is attractive.
Most of this we already knew from Chip’s view of Amber in a previous chapter. The main difference being that their attraction to each other is not the same. It’s Very attractive vs Attractive.

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It still baffles me that Chip has the People Person Lifestyle – it’s not like he has a lot of friends.

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Amber has the Renaissance Sim Aspiration and Dog Lover, Genius and Loves Outdoors as her traits.
I think she’ll do pretty good as a Grimm Idiot – but we’re not getting her a dog! No!
Wouldn’t be fair to Eric either, since he is a Cat Lover and never had a cat.

Speaking of Eric…
He got his promotion and a spiffy new outfit.

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He also got a notification about his upcoming birthday and he immediately made this grumpy face. I guess he’s not looking forward to being an Elder.

During the night, P1umB07 has me wondering whether Servo’s can die from electrocution…

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Score: +365 Points


Cousin Melissa and Cousin Lana both got married on the same night.
Melissa has found herself a Lazy Kleptomaniac Spellcaster named Caldor Severin.

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Lana has decided to spend her life with an Evil and Self-Assured Merman named Red Lure.

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Congratulations to the four of them!

Posted in Early Years, ISBI, Sims 4

ISBI 3.1 – So Long, Link!

– Grimm Idiots –


Score: +360 Points

There are a few things I feel I should try to fix in the Grimm family.
One being that Chip and Eric never really bonded.

I have them play a few games of chess and chat but it seems that Bellatrix has other plans with Eric…

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She is flirty and approaches him with a big smile plastered on her face.
“Hey Handsome – Remember me?”
Eric looks at her – confused but also pleased with the flirtatious attention she’s giving him.
“Not really, but let’s change that…”

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… and so they did!

Bellatrix still has a lot of energy she feels like getting out of her system after the woohoo.
She’s punching that bag like there’s no tomorrow.

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Eventually her energy runs low.

Eric is also low on energy and tries to fix it with coffee – luckily sadly the coffee-maker breaks while brewing his cups of ISBI-failures.

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Link to the rescue!
However, by now Eric has found his bed and is sleeping soundly.

Chip gets prompted to pick his career branch.
Food Critic it is.

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He’s now a Chow Chaser making 49§ an hour, and his work hours are pretty good.

To celebrate, Chip takes Link on a one-day fishing trip to Sulani. Since they share the same Aspiration, I figured I could at least try to have them both finish the first Milestone. Link had other plans and never even caught a fish.
Chip got his Milestone completed and both me and my Sims had a lovely day at the beach in Sulani.

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Aspiration Milestone: +5 Points

I think Chip and Link were out a bit too late list night 😬
Link is in dire need of sleep when he arrives home from school… DIRE!

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“Who needs sleep when there’s coffee?”
– You Link! You need sleep – Please go sleep!
*makes coffee*

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I guess he finally realised I was right, but now it’s too late…

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Pass Out: -5 Points

Later Cousin Lana and Cousin Maya stop by.
I think they sensed that there’s cake to be had later…

Chip and P1umB07 watches a movie with them while they wait for Link to finish his nap.

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It’s time!
Hopple Borfna, Link! Hopple Borfna!

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Link’s last trait is Self-Absorbed, and he also got the Responsible character trait.

Positive Character Trait: +5 Points

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Lana and Maya singing and cheering while Bellatrix throws confetti.

Link got a little make-over – Joined the Gardening career and moved to Brindleton Bay.
His final score was +40 Points

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Good luck with your life and please find a cute wife and make cousins for Chip’s future kids!

Score: +365 Points


Chip’s friend Jules Rico and his step-sister Bess [whom we met briefly in the last chapter] both got married.
Jules has married an alien I made for the Plumbobber CAS Game, named Ituxi

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Bess has married a Spellcaster I made for @KitDragonFlight [Twitter]

Posted in Early Years, ISBI, Sims 4

ISBI 3.0 – Enjoying Life

– Grimm Idiots –


Score: +355 Points

A/N: I’m trying out a couple of new mods to make it more interesting and fun to find suitable partners for my Sims. Let’s see how that goes!

No time to waste, so let’s get Chip a job. Back when he was born, The Plumbobber [random roll tool] decided that he was going to be a food critic when he grew up so let’s just go with that.

He starts out as a Beat Reporter.

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Since Chip will eventually have to write his own Biography, it’s nice to have his career require him to write too.
Let’s get started on that then…

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Ehren haunts angrily and smashes the dollhouse – So out of character for him to be so grumpy and destructive.
He continued his rampage and also broke the toilet and the shower in the bathroom next door. Apparently that cheered him up and he decided to repair the dollhouse – Sim Logic!

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Poor P1umB07 got so scared by all the ghost activity that he lost his eyes… I guess that adventurous trait of his doesn’t help him with the paranormal endeavours.

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The next morning starts with drama when Link discovers that his school project has been smashed by someone… I’m pretty sure he did that himself though 🙄

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Chip ignores my prompt to eat breakfast to run outside and do this…
Yes, enjoy that invisible first snow – Snow is rare in Oasis Springs – invisible snow might even be more rare.

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After [finally] eating his breakfast, Chip decides to spend his day exploring the Spice District in San Myshuno. He finishes his Work-from-Home tasks in a matter of hours and off to the city he goes…
He tosses a coin in the fountain for good luck…

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Then he tries to enjoy a spicy lunch – keyword; tries!
I love to have my Sims learn the City Living recipes – there’s so much food in the game that it’s kind of overwhelming trying to have your Sims learn to make it all.

When the lights get low and the air colder, Chip finds a little cafe where he can enjoy life… I get the feeling that he really enjoys being out on his own for the first time ever.

As he is about to leave, he spots this interesting Sim and feels drawn to her.
Her name is Amber. The two of them spend an hour chatting before Chip has to go home.

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It was almost like love at first sight – they have good chemistry and Chip finds Amber to be very attractive.
Their first impression of each other is positive.
[Mods used: Chemistry System by thepancake1 – First Impressions Mod – by LumpinouWicked Whims by TURBODRIVER]

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I have a good feeling about this relationship, but I want Chip to meet more Sims before I decide anything.

While Chip was out having fun on his own, there was a notice that Link got his A in school.
Better help him keep it, so I have Chip help him with homework.

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A in School: +5 Points

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Bellatrix is celebrating her recent promotion by crying at her parent’s graves… I guess it’s about time she gets to mourn them since I never really had her do it back when she was the Torch Holder.

Chip has the following day off from work, and I send him to explore a little of Evergreen Harbor.
He runs into the Bess Sterling who in my save is the step-sister of Chip’s childhood friend, Jules Rico.

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Chip thinks Bess is extremely attractive, but their chemistry isn’t that great, and Chip’s first impression of Bess is that she’s got her head in the clouds.

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I’m not too sure about their relationship. I don’t think of Chip as someone who pursues a Sim mostly for their looks.

A little later, Chip meets Jeanette Adams.
They have “Wonderful Chemistry” which doesn’t happen very often in my game. Chip also likes the look of Jeanette, but their first impressions are really not that great. However, that’s something we can work on. If they spend a bit more time together, this relationship could really blossom – I think.

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Back at home, Link is having a mood swing… and is taking it out on Auntie Astra – who is her usual cheerful self. It takes more than a grumpy teenager to ruin her mood.

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Link is also in need of sleep…
Chip and I regret coming home so early. No one wants to be near an angry and exhausted teenager.

Amber saves us with a text message…
Chip and I would love to go on a date with you, Amber!

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Amber has invited Chip to a fancy Italian restaurant in Windenburg.
She’s in a great mood and smiles and chats a lot – Chip can hardly get a word in.

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He lets Amber do the talking and then sprinkle in a flirt here and there…
Before they have finished their meal, the temperature has gone up several degrees and the there’s no doubt in my mind. Amber is the perfect Sim for Chip.

I have them go watch the view outside the restaurant and Chip leans in for their first kiss – Amber pretends to be a little shocked at first…

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Score: +360 Points


Hugo and Henry Grimm [Cousin Martin + Imelda] have agd up to toddlers.

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Cousin Kamilla [Astra + Deon] has aged up to a Teenager. I like her traits in combination with her aspiration.

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