Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Toddler This begins

“Welcome back to ‘Toddler This’.” Jenn flashes her Barbie perfect dazzling smile. “Okay enough of that. Listen, I know most of you think Roo forgot about this ‘revenge’ she has planned. Well it isn’t true. She just tends to get side tracked with things like WoW and… well she… no pretty much just WoW. And I’ll have you know it’s a good thing too because I need emblems so don’t try to take her away from me too often.”
The voice chuckles, “You’re ad-libbing again.”
“Yes. Well, I don’t care, they need to know.”
“Okay, can we move on?”
“Ya sure…”

“We began this challenge by creating a family unit of one adult and seven toddlers.”
“Aw, the babies are adorable.” Christina tickles CeeCee while babbling nonsensical baby talk gibberish. CeeCee giggles and wriggles in her arms, beaming up at her with her toothy grin.
The voice chuckles, “You say that now…”
Christina balks, “I’ll say that later too, you’ll see.”

“Once created, they are then unceremoniously dropped on to an empty lot, given a motherlode or three and a toddler rearing factory is created.”
Christina perks up. “So I don’t have to work?”
Toots raises an eyebrow. “Seriously? You aren’t even allowed to leave the lot. Besides, you’ll be much too busy taking care of the seven toddlers in your care to worry about menial things like sleeping, eating, and fun let alone something as mundane as work.”
The voice chimes in, “You’re going to wish you were allowed to work, it would be easier.”
Christina scoffs in disbelief. “You make it sound hard, but I know you… you just like the drama.”
“Can I continue?”
Christina grins. “Sure!”

“Christina has been changed from her chosen aspiration to fortune. Roo hopes her wants for things will keep her a bit happy and not nutty. We’ll have to see if her strategy works or backfires.”
“I wish to make some money.” Christina blinks, “Wait… I do?” She reflects for a moment and nods, “I do… and I wish to make at least §100.”
The voice sighs, “You also wish to play with Lisa and Aer. So go do that instead.”
Christina perks. “Oh yay!”
“Can we just mute her? She keeps interrupting me.”
The voice laughs, “Maybe later…”
“So anyway… that’s Keth in Christina’s arms. Along the sidewalk is CeeCee, Aer, Kimmy, Lisa, Ang, and Oydie.” Jenn tilts her head, “Didn’t we already introduce them?”
“Sure as adults, now they get to see how freaking adorable they are as toddlers. Oh and just FYI, I changed only two toddler’s looks. Keth’s infant hair was black instead of brown and Kimmy was bald. I just couldn’t handle that.”

“The toddler rearing factory has been built and-”
“Ugh, its ugly and empty! I’ve seen your houses, they usually look better than this. Now you’re just being cruel!” Christina scowls at the voice off screen.
“Not really. You’re a fortune sim for a reason. You’ll want things to fill the house. I’m counting on it.”
Jenn waits impatiently for the two to stop speaking so she can continue. “Roo bought a toy and every toddler is thrilled.”

“Okay that’s just adorable.”
It can be. Except when I need them to do something. Then I have to wait for them to stop being so ‘adorable’ and do what is required. It can run havoc with the smooth running of a toddler rearing factory.”
Christina tickles Lisa. “Oh! I wish I had a toilet, refrigerator and a bathtub!”
“Bingo! This is why you’re a fortune sim. Now if only you’d wish for a toddler potty or crib.”
“Why would I wish for a toddler potty?”

“Because its time for potty training.”
“Ahem… remember me, your host extraordinaire?” Jenn taps her foot impatiently. She looks from one to the other and continues. “As you can see, Roo had her rhythm down pretty good for a while. One on the pot, grab another and so on.”

“The trick is to keep her moving from one toddler to the next. Moving from one to the other until all seven have been set on the potty.”
“I need to pee.”
“You have to wait. Grab Kimmy before its too late!”

Christina plops Kimmy on the potty. “You’re such a big girl. Now potty for me and learn to use the darn thing on your own so I don’t have to keep doing this.”
“That was close.”
Christina tilts her head. “It’s just a diaper. No big.”
“That would have cost you a point.”
“Oh.” Christina shrugs. “Whatever, can I go pee now?”
“No you need to grab bottles for the kids.” Jenn directs her towards the new shiny refrigerator.

Jenn’s eyes widen in panic, “Quick get another bottle! Get another bottle!”

Christina glances at the kids, “What? They’re fine.”
Jenn shakes her head. “Do you see them charging Ang?”
“They’re just being friendly.”
“Oh look the welcoming committee.” The voice pauses noting her host has decided to make an appearance. “Don’t worry about them just yet. Get more bottles before the kids hurt each other.”
“Oh they aren’t gonna-”

“What is Kimmy doing?”
“She’s stealing Ang’s bottle. I told you the kids are hungry.”
“Oh gosh, I need to get them some more bottles before someone gets hurt!”
“Don’t forget the welcoming committee, hopefully someone will help out with the kids.”

“The best part of Kimmy stealing the bottle from Ang is the look of triumph from Kimmy and the patented chibi eyes from Ang… classic.”
“You’re so mean! They’re toddlers. They don’t know better.”

“Says you. Lisa learned quickly and took CeeCee’s bottle.”

The voice chuckles, “Even here I can’t keep those two apart.”
“Don’t get weird. They’re toddlers.”

“Now that they’re all fed. You need to put them in cribs.”
“I’m hungry and I need to shower.”
“Listen I let you pee. You ate geletan. Don’t get too needy. The toddlers come first. Now get them in cribs before it’s too late.”

“Utoh, you’re about to lose Lisa. Quick grab Lisa and put her in a crib.”
I’m worried about Lisa.”
“You don’t have time to be worried about Lisa.” The voice points to another toddler going down.

“Oh no! Poor Oydie, is she gong to be okay sleeping on the cold tile?”
The voice looks at the giggling host and chuckles, “What? Oh ya no worries. You just lost 4 points.”
“What! But why?” Christina pouts.
“Four toddlers fell asleep on the ground, that is a negative point each.”
“Okay this isn’t so easy and now I really need a shower.”

“Well take CeeCee out of the crib first then grab a shower.”
“I’m still hungry, too.”
“One or the other. Pick. You don’t have time for both.”
“Ya but that geletan wasn’t enough. I’m still hungry.”

“Aw see? You complained too long. Now Keth is awake.”
Christina hums in the shower. “Wha?”
The voice sighs, “Keth wants out of the crib. Get over there.”
Christina turns off the water. “I wasn’t really done.”
“You’ll get over it.” The voice pauses. “You know this is only your first day. You have haven’t even been here 24 hours yet and you whine so much.”

Christina grabs a bottle as two toddlers fight over one. “Ya well, you try this and see how much you like it.”
“Still not scared?”
Christina pauses and contemplates the question. “Nope.”

“Hello, Services? Yes. Starting tomorrow? But… fine, tomorrow is fine.”
“Who did you call?”
“A maid. I need all the help I can get… but I’m still not scared!”

Toddler This Continues

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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“I’m back! Not for ‘Toddler This’ aptly named by Lisa, but to answer some questions.” Jenn stops to stare at the voice off screen, “No one asked any questions.”
“Sariana asked what happened to Over There.”
Jenn waves a dismissive hand, “That is one question you could have answered in LL, you’re just feeding your own ego.”
“Yup, now read the teleprompter.”

“Some of you may remember Roo’s epic fail-”
“Hey! No ad-lib.”
Jenn giggles and continues, “So the LL girls in Over There. She bit off more than she could chew and was in the process of thinning the herd if you will.”

“Enter the blond. She was to be a pied piper, a guru, the healer of the lovelorn, and a beacon of light to the lost. A background lottery had been cast and a few key to non-key players would be drawn to this woman. Some would be lost to her, others would use her, all would be used by her. In the end she would slink out of town as mysteriously as she arrived leaving a compound of bodies and a mystery.” Jenn giggles again, “I am… or was the mystery woman. Ruby named me TaTa, rather appropriate if you’re familiar with my BY antics.”

“The whole OT story revolved around a few key players who revolved around each other. A huge wedding for Oydie and Elmer, two missing men, a dead body, a double agent, a stalker, a slew of accused and eventually a trial. Who, what, why, where… ah the web we weave… or more accurately the one she botched.”
“What did I say about ad-libbing?”
“I didn’t, its right there.” Jenn points to the teleprompter. Someone laughs, another screams, someone gets fired.
“Try again.”

“So where do we start? How about the dead body? That triggers a lot of the drama. You’ll be happy to hear the dead body was to be none other than the most hated man in OT, our own failed Casanova, Abhijeet.”

“First suspect is naturally, Brooke, along with the man madly in love with her Orlando.”

“Who else is on the accused list? Lisa, Forrest and Max. Forrest was the mascot who married Shawna who had an affair with Abhijeet back in college. Max is engaged to Kimmy who, yup you guessed it, had an affair with Abhijeet. Lisa, being Brooke’s sister and a rising politician couldn’t stand her choice in men because Abhijeet used to abuse Brooke. They would later all be cleared in one way or another, Lisa’s career takes a back seat and she finally marries Trevor and gives him the kids he’s been hoping for.”

“Sariana never does marry Pao, he’s one of the devoted. She ends up finding the dead bodies long after I split. Naturally the police don’t believe she found them in this state and is arrested.”

“Ricky goes missing, much to the dismay of George. Turns out he was killed accidently by the kids he kidnapped and held hostage in his home.”

“Heather ended up owning the club 100% and ran it wonderfully. She becomes a fab business woman and soon branches out to call girls becoming a Madame.”

“Tracy finally tries to tell Joe about the baby, he wants to believe her… they seek counseling only to find me.”

“CeeCee and Mitch were disgustingly happy. She couldn’t figure out what to do to cause them drama. She tried pulling Mitch in to the stalker story line but it fizzled.”

“Which brings us to Keth. No matter how hard she tried to deny him, she fell hard for her new roomie Rueben.” Jenn waggles her eyebrows, “Can you blame her?”
The voice clears her throat.

“We cant talk about Keth without bringing up Aerowyn who finally realizes what they had was beautiful but best left in college. No, she didn’t fall for Vasyl, she did on the other hand seek counsel… You get the picture.”

“Speaking of Vasyl, he was my vessel. He brought many to me… like Deb, Angelia and her man, Geoffrey. Even Elmer gave in to me at one point.”

“Elmer… he was the one who held OT together. He was the man it all tied back to. Oydie was blissfully ignorant of most of his business. She knew what went on in the restaurants and stores yet had no idea what else he did. Until…”

“His competitor got to our sweet Oydie.”

“Was that everyone? Kimmy, Shaunna and Lynn didn’t have much going on with them directly. Suzi had her farm and Gilbert so that leaves… the killer. The one who did all the killing for Elmer when he didn’t want to his men to be implicated, the hired gun, the professional, the one no one thought to even question…”

“Living happily in a modest apartment on the outskirts of town… after all, who would suspect a pregnant woman of being a cold blooded killer?”

Toddler This begins

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Welcome, Take 2

“She looks familiar… is that…”
The voice from off screen confirms her suspicion, “Yes. Only don’t worry she’s leaving.”
“I’m not really worried. At least not about her…” She glances over her shoulder at the departing woman and then at the one off screen. “I am however concerned about my role here.”

“You’re the host.”
“Me? Really? You pulled me in to your game to make me the host?” Jenn pauses to absorb this information and grins. “Nice. I finally get to talk, no more running around naked seducing men that you want killed off, dancing around naked to entertain men of Over There…” She pauses and frowns. “Wait, that was fun. Can I go back?”
“Sorry Over There has been destroyed by some freak act of nature.”
“You deleted the hood.”
“Um… yes.”

“Okay, you deleted Over There and made me a host… of what exactly?”
“Um… my fun little revenge against some of the LL minionettes.”
“EO won’t stand for it.”
The voice chuckles, “Yes she will. It’s evil and underhanded.”
“Providing you survive…”

“Wait so this means, I’m not part of the revenge. Sweet! I um… what did they do?”
“Read the cue card.”
Jenn reads the card aloud, “Hello, Minionettes! Some of you know me as JennM and others know me as Toots. I am your host to Roo’s LL Minionette Mini-Challenge Blog. First volunteered minionette is our very own Christina for ‘this’.” Jenn does the quote fingers as she reads the word ‘this’ and stares blankly at the off camera voice. “What is ‘this’ and why is Christina in trouble for it?”
“She isn’t really. She was just the first of many to enjoy ‘this’ too much.”

“How can anyone enjoy anything too much? Life is full of strife and heartache and the nasty bad economy and you’re worried about ‘this’ whatever that is?”
“Yanno, if you’d come around LL more often you’d know what ‘this’ is…”
“And I’d probably be on one of your revenge hit lists, no thanks! I’d like to stay on your good side. You can be a real brat sometimes.”
The voice pauses in reflection. “Well said. Any how please… continue.”

“Christina you have earned ‘this’ and we couldn’t be prouder of you.”
Christina folds her arms defiantly, “You can’t scare me.”
Jenn continues, “Seeing how you weren’t alone in ‘this’, you will be joined by a few of the others that were kind enough to jump on the ‘this, ditto’ bandwagon.”

“Joining you is Keth…”




“Actually, Kristen didn’t give me her sim self so she has been replaced.”

“The part of Kristen will be played by Angelia…”


“And Lisa.”
Christina can be heard off screen, “I’m still not scared.”

The cackling voice off screen rings through the room, “You should be…”

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