Chapter 11: The Star Wars Day

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Dwarves’ bed 🙂

Rossinis had a great time together during the wedding and they are going to have the sweetest memories of that day. But even the best days must end sometimes, so kids headed to bed soon.
But they were not sad because they knew that another great day would happen in the morning. In this case, Castor’s birthday!
So I bought them a stove – let’s say it was a wedding present – and instead of breakfast, Eira was preparing a cake that morning.

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“Let’s pretend I know how to bake.”

Castor was very excited since the moment he jumped out of bed. And while his siblings were getting ready for school, he kept bragging about growing up.

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                                 C: “When you come home from school today, I will be a teenager already.”                                         D: “Does that mean you won’t be playing with superheroes with me and Melia anymore?”

Castor didn’t know. And it terrified him. He realized that he would really miss The Purples, his favourite superhero figures. And when Damon left, he secretly changed to his Yoda costume and went to play with them.

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“I am gonna try to contact aliens one last time…”

He felt very sentimental. Being a teen was suddenly not so appealing. It was actually kind of… alarming. And scary. He was not ready to let go.

Too bad. Because while he was saying goodbye to his childhood, his relatives were eating his birthday cake! Outrageous! ( I know it’s my fault, I shouldn’t leave it unattended 😀 )

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Devi: “Well, I’m not an expert but aren’t you supposed to eat a cake AFTER he blows out the candles, Mom?”

Eira was then forced to bake another cake and to protect it from the danger of being eaten again, she started to search for Castor.
She found him in a playroom, surrounded with all his toys and books.

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“Castor, could you please clean up your toys and…”

But he interrupted her irritably: “No Castor, Mom! Yoda I am!”
Eira sighed with half-smile on her face: “Okay, master Yoda, can you, please, clean up this mess and…”
Castor didn’t let her finish: “No, Mom! Jedis he trains and evil he fights. No time for cleaning he has!”
“Okay, then,” she said, “but the cake is ready and you should get ready, too, because I can’t protect it from being eaten any longer. Help me can you?”

Castor hesitated and she continued: “By the way, you can dress up like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker when you’re teenager…”

He didn’t really need to hear more. Cake and MORE costumes?

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“Teenage years, here I come.”

And after some sparks and confetti rains, Castor became a teenager.

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“I suddenly feel grumpy for no reason.”

He rolled Soulmate Aspiration and I gave him Genius trait (I decided to follow this patterns for SnowWhite kids: one trait is random, one trait is obligatory “bad trait” from this generation’s rules and one trait is related to dwarves character.) Since Castor is the first child, he is a representation of Doc, so I chose Genius, because Doc is the leader of the dwarves so I pretend he is the smartest (and he also wear glasses, which is often related to intelligence in movies, right? 😀 ) And it plays well with his Geek trait, which was rolled randomnly.

He looks… very teenage-y. I mean – the beanie and the sweatshirt, that’s nothing special. But – OH, MY – an eyeliner?! I didn’t expect that.

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Who said make-up was exclusive for females?

But It’s only logical when I think about it. Castor is not an average teenage boy. He’s the one who spent his entire childhood walking around in PINK T-shirt and rocked it, after all. He knows no limits in expressing his individuality and he’s eager to show the world what he thinks about gender stereotypes.

First thing he did after growing up: hugged his mom. (Aww.)

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“I love you, mama.”

Eira had mixed feeling about this (and so did I.) She was very happy to see her firstborn all grown up, confident and capable of many things. But she hated to see him grow up. She secretly wanted him to stay her little prince forever.

But he wasn’t little, not at all. And with older age, he felt the need to have his own room. Unfortunately, the family couldn’t afford to renovate yet.
And so, they all decided to think about ways of earning money.

Eira was the only person in the household to have a real job, so it was important for her to earn as many promotions as she could. And she was ready to do so. She had a family of six to take care of, after all. That would motivate anyone.

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It ain’t easy to be a bread-winner.

Adrian quitted his job, but it didn’t make him useless. His onions and carrots were becoming world-famous and they were selling for a pretty penny.

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And Castor decided to explore what can a teenager do with a computer. And since he recently became a Genius, he soon taught himself how to code and after earning some basic programming skills, he made a plugin.

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“Whoa, seems like computers are pretty good in following instructions.”

After his plugin was a success (at least in Castor’s eyes), he felt very confident and was willing to try something even more daring. He was sure his parents wouldn’t approve. On the other hand, it can’t hurt them if they don’t know about it.
And so he hacked Lothario Trust Fund. And he felt good about it.

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Programming is so much fun!

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18 thoughts on “Chapter 11: The Star Wars Day

  1. cathytea says:

    I love the photo of the dwarves’ beds–it makes me so happy! I love how you sneak in these screenshots that look right out of the Disney movie. It’s really fun!

    I really love the way this chapter is written, too–it’s so fun to share in your feelings and your Sims. Castor is beautiful! Handsome! Smart! Everything! I love your Sims! ❤

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    • carovnamaruska says:

      Thank you, you’re too kind. I love them, too. It kind of scares me like I can be so attached to them. Most of my no-simmer friends would consider me abnormal if they knew 😀
      But whatever… they don’t know what they are missing out, right?

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      • cathytea says:

        Ohmigosh! I know! When Willow met Grim, it was SO hard for me. She’d been a part of my life since October. None of my non-Simming friends understood. Even some of my Simming friends didn’t understand! (A few did, thank heavens.) You know who understood the most? Willow’s niece Aspen, who was so extra player-aware during the weeks after. Sounds silly–but paying watching that Sim really brought me so much comfort for she seemed to go out of her way to show kindness and thoughtfulness. Oh! We Simmers and our Sims! 🙂 (Please reach out to me if you ever feel sad when your Sims start meeting Grim–I know what it’s like!)

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  2. Shannon SimsFan says:

    I’m a big Star Wars fan, so when I saw the title I was hooked. And what a great update! I love Castor talking like Yoda, and playing with the Purples. My first gen legacy boy loved his Purples (but I didn’t think of naming them like that!) And what’s up with sims eating birthday cakes before the birthday sim has a chance to blow out candles?! That happens so much! Castor turned out to be quite handsome.

    Also, I love your trait system! One random, one chosen, and one negative trait, that’s a great way to do it!

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    • carovnamaruska says:

      Well, I wanted to come up with something more original than The Purples, but I guess I was not my creative self that day 🙂 But that name kind of reminds me of ‘The Incredibles’ and I think they are great superheroes for kids, they’re even family-oriented! 😀
      Thank you for commenting, it really means a lot 🙂

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