I keep getting distracted. I was browsing the challenge list the other day because someone mentioned a challenge in a thread I was reading on boolprop.com and I was curious about it, and then the original sim challenge (I think- the one where you raise your simself from toddler all the way through life) caught my interest- so now I'm playing my simself's family in a new neighborhood, with simselves of my parents for the first time ever. I'm not actually following the rules of the challenge, honestly- it just got the idea of playing my family into my brain.
My father is a fortune/pop sim whose original LTW was to earn 100,000- he's he first sim I've gotten permaplat without cheating, ever, which makes me feel a bit pathetic since I've been playing long enough to get the hang of a lot of things in the game, just not the whole permaplat thing, since most of them are either ridiculously hard, ridiculously time-consuming, or don't roll up when I can manage them. My mother is a family/knowledge sim with an LTW of six grandkids- I can manage that at the rate I'm playing, I think. So far, my simself is a child still, but I'm playing almost nonstop because I love playing this. My simself has a baby brother now (thanks to ACR), and we have a servo, Bott, who was created to take care of him. Bott started out a family sim, and since I needed him platinum to change his aspiration (so I could keep him happy easier), I randomized his gender preference and got him a date- Joe Carr (Bott randomized gay), who he subsequently got engaged to and married. They'll probably move out once Shenandoah Ray (my simself's brother, blame my mom for the name, I asked her what she'd have named a son and that's what she came up with) is a child. Right now, the family (minus Bott, Joe, and Shenandoah) is on a Twikki island vacation, because I love Twikki island.
So, yeah, that's the (current) excuse for lack of updates on everything. I really do need to get back to playing the Legacy Haven or my legacy, but... not yet.