“Hey Mom, now that I’m an adult, do you want to clubbing? Lots of disco balls to be had!”
“Uh…no thanks, Hortense. I’m a bit old for clubbing, and it’s ten in the morning.”
Welcome back to the Scatterday Matriachy! Hortense is enjoying her adulthood for the moment. Quick recap: last time Griselda pissed everyone off with her booby traps and Hortense aged into a young adult, and Auden got high on bubbles at Hortense’s birthday party.
“Dad, why is Hortense talking about clubbing and shit now that’s grown up?”
“Watch your language, Griselda. I guess now that she can do it, she wants to go out dancing all night.”
“Dancing is stupid. Kill me if I ever want to go clubbing.”
Griselda is definitely someone who would much rather spend Saturday nights curled up with a good book.
“Hey Dad! Want to see me eat this rotten mushroom I found in the yard?!”
“Augh! That’s disgusting, Hortense!”
“Oh, it’s not that bad! Kind of like eating a chewy shoe!”
The gross out interaction is definitely my favourite thing about Hortense’s new Daredevil trait.
“Are you looking forward to prom, Griselda?”
“Not really. Loud music, some jerk buying me dumb flowers to stick on my wrist…”
“…you’re secretly looking forward to it, aren’t you?”
However the family isn’t dressed up for prom! It’s time for Hortense’s graduation, so the family went down to City Hall.
“AUGH! I’M LATE! GOTTA GO GUYS BYE SEE YOU AFTER!”
“Oh no! We’d better hustle!”
“Yeah honey, the tickets said it started at 12:30, and it’s only 12:15 now!”
They eventually made it in time. Hortense did very well! As she, like every Scatterday before her, has the Pyromaniac hidden trait, she could definitely burn her house down. Hooray!
“Hey, I have a diploma now! Cool!”
Griselda, are you crying?
“*sniff* NO! I just…I’m just happy for Hortense, okay?!”
Her Overemotional trait shines through!
Auden and Zhan were very proud of Hortense, even if they were a bit blasé about it.
“Wow Hortense! Your dad and I are very proud of you graduating. Now that’s you’re an adult, let me tell you about this series of…shall we say…adult photographs your dad and I took when we were younger…”
“…no thanks Mom…I’m good.”
Yup, Auden somehow managed to creep out her daughter while talking about cameras or something. And see Zhan’s picture there? He was going to fight with Hortense over nothing again. *sigh*
Griselda wisely managed to avoid the family drama by fishing for an opportunity. Smart girl.
Hortense was determined to go husband-hunting – her Hopeless Romantic trait finally reared its head – and she went to The Grind, which I plopped down in Riverview so there might be something for young single folks to do.
Anyway the only people here were Devin and Hayley Grisby, who were married and Hayley was pregnant.
Hortense couldn’t even flirt with the mixologist as she was a woman and Hortense is very much into dudes.
“Hey, nice music.”
“So…any single guys around here?”
Hortense was determined to make the best of the situation, though, and still managed to get some partying in.
Back at home, Zhan rolled his first want for GRANDCHILDREN.
He also managed to max his Handiness skill! Griselda and Auden celebrated by merging.
Auden started the day with a stiff drink.
“Don’t judge me. I’m nearing elderhood here. I do what I want.”
Well, you did get high at your daughter’s birthday party, so this really doesn’t surprise me.
Griselda started the day with a nice evil bath.
Hortense found her way home, passed out, then decided to try husband-hunting again at the community garden for some reason.
This guy looked promising until…
…we found out his icon glitched and he was actually old.
“Yes I am, and please stop talking to me. You’re creeping me out with this talk of kissing and skinny dipping.”
Griselda ended up having a much more successful day than her sister, as she finished the trashy epic Orifices of Cake!
“Muahahahaha I just published my second book! The world shall be mine soon!”
I think she booby trapped the sink in celebration.
Then it was time for Griselda’s prom! She missed her limo because she was collecting gems for something, so she ran to school for the dance.
“Pfft, limos aren’t really evil anyway.”
PROM SPAM TIME!
This was a surprise, since Griselda hates most people.
This sounds like something that would have happened at my high school. “Hey, you’re Prom Queen because you’re awesome but don’t make out with me because you’re really repulsive! Hooray!”
Hortense’s night was much less eventful than her younger sister’s. She tried to do some more husband-hunting, but ended up at a juice bar with her Uncle Bennie, his wife Jammie, and another old woman nobody knew.
“I’m never getting a pleasure rocket of my own, am I?”
“Now now, Hortense. I thought the same thing as you once! Then I met my first wife Lorraine, who was very spry despite being forty years older than me. Then I felt the same way after she died. But then I met Jammie, and now we couldn’t be happier!”
“So the point is that sometimes you have to wait to find someone and not force it.”
“I suppose I’ll try that for a bit. I’ll need someone special to help me take over the world, after all. Thanks, Uncle Bennie.”
“Maybe I should get my own place and see if my husband prospect improves. Bye, everyone!”
Yup, Hortense has now moved out of the legacy house to live her own life! Let’s hope she does well.
“Hmm…why does Hortense want a husband so badly? Hot dogs are just as good at keeping me happy, and they don’t voice objections to my evil plans.”
Uh…well I knew hot dogs were her favourite food, but I didn’t know she loved them this much. :/
My Gen 2 babies are getting old!
“Zhan, really? It’s 8 in the morning!”
“It’ll be my birthday soon and you shouldn’t judge me since I saw you doing the same thing two days ago! Also, you’re having cookies for breakfast, and that’s not very healthy!”
“…touché. Though the cookies are a birthday present to myself.”
Zhan wished to learn a new recipe, possibly for Auden’s birthday, so he went down to the bookstore. While reading his new recipe on a bench, something horrible happened.
“Hey man, whatcha reading?”
“Uh…a recipe for my girl’s birthday. Why aren’t you wearing any clothes?”
“Funny story about that…”
“….and then this vulture flew off with my pants, which is why I’m now only wearing this towel.”
“Commander Su! Why are you sitting next to this bizarre naked man?”
“Ma’am, I promise you I am just trying to read this recipe I got for my girl’s birthday. This man started bothering me, and now I am leaving.”
“Auden, let me kiss you now!”
“Well, I’ll always let you kiss me, but why the insistence?”
“A naked man bothered me at the bookstore today, and one of the senior generals walked by as it was happening. It was so awful! The things I saw…”
“It’s okay, dear. You won’t have to go through that again!”
SUDDENLY AFTER AN UNEVENTFUL AFTERNOON
“I’m getting old! I promise to be more involved in politics as an elder!”
“I also wish I’d kept in touch with my Egyptian friends, including that guy with a beard whose name I don’t remember.”
“Oh crap. NOT WOOOO! NOT WOOOO AT ALL!”
“This isn’t so bad, except WHY AM I NOT IN ORANGE?!”
Yup, Auden is an elder now! I feel bad about forgetting to throw her a birthday party, but she didn’t seem to care.
Here is Auden’s formal outfit for her elderhood! If anyone can pull off a mohawk and a leopard-print coat with fur trim it would be her.
Meanwhile, Zhan managed to fulfill his LTW!
“Fuck yeah! I’m having a drink.”
Drink all you want, good sir.
Griselda knew her parents would “celebrate” Zhan’s promotion, so she continued her gem hunting opportunity.
It was a beautiful night out and Griselda was so pleased to get out of the house.
“AUDEN, DO YOU WANT TO DO THIS TO ME?!”
“Zhan, please. I’m old, not deaf, and even if I was deaf you wouldn’t have to mime exaggerated gestures to get me to understand you. Is my aging a problem?”
“Uh no…just…since Griselda is out, well…”
Auden’s first Woohoo as an elder was very satisfying.
(Also this is where I installed Twallan’s Decensor, and shower Woohoo looks AWFUL without censor blur. That will be censored, but nothing else will.)
Despite having a nice shower Woohoo with Auden, Zhan decided to sleep in his in-laws’ old room, probably in a creepy attempt to get closer to the late Ainsley, who he constantly heartfarted.
“She used to sleep here….her DNA might still be in this bed…we could rebuild her…”
Griselda woke up early and used that extra time to catch up on her reading before school.
Auden decided to try to be youthful and played some video games instead.
“I don’t think I should have eaten those cookies for breakfast…I don’t feel well…”
He threw up on his way to the bookstore to stock up on new recipes and books for Griselda.
First he had to field a phone call.
“Hi Dean! No I can chat. I just threw up outside the park! What are you up to?”
Then it was time for some old-fashioned ranting with an old acquaintance!
“I’m telling you, paper newspapers still have their purposes! They can be used to line bird cages and such!”
Zhan also encountered Reginald while out on the town! Reginald is a bit heartbroken, probably because of this:
Poor Reginald. Hard to believe he’s a widower at a very young age, though this is what happens when you marry old women like all of the Scatterday men.
He dealt with the pain by reading trashy novels. Orifices of Cake really impressed him.
“I’m sorry to hear about your daughter-in-law who was two decades older than you, Zhan. Cherry was a great lady.”
“I had a daughter-in-law? What?”
Zhan doesn’t really speak to his sons much. This family is crap at keeping in touch.
Auden continues to produce some awesome paintings. This one has pigs!
Griselda brought a friend home from school…
“Hey thanks for inviting me over but I have to go to work so peace out!”
“Uh…bye? Pfft. She’d have been a lousy minion anyway.”
Frustrated with incompetent potential minions, Griselda decided to take her anger out on the school with a series of pranks.
“Lousy jerks, elect me Prom Queen just to laugh at me, leave my house and not hang out…”
TP-ing is definitely an appropriate outlet for frustration.
Wait why are you back out here, Griselda?
“Things didn’t quite go as planned…”
“I know! Good villains don’t get caught!”
Let’s try this again…
“Frogs. Frogs are great! Frogs are easier to deal with than TP and…OH FUCK.”
The only thing worse than being caught pranking by the cops is being caught by your uncle who happens to be a cop.
“Aw crap, now Uncle Sherman will tell Mom and I’ll be in so much trouble. SHIT.”
“I’m very disappointed in you, Griselda.”
“I’m disappointed in me too, Uncle Sherman. There were at least fifteen errors I didn’t take into consideration when setting up the frogs.”
“That’s…that’s not what I meant.”
“FROGS! AND TOILET PAPER! IN THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE?! REALLY GRISELDA, YOU COULDN’T HAVE DONE A MORE ORIGINAL PRANK?! YOU’RE GROUNDED, MISSY!”
“Aw, come on Mom! You’d have done the same in my position!”
“PROBABLY, BUT DON’T TURN THIS AROUND ON ME! NOW GO DO YOUR HOMEWORK!”
“This is too hard! Is it too late to drop out of this legacy heiress position? I’m not right for the job!”
Considering we already booted out Hortense, Auden is too old for more babies, and you’re set to take over next chapter…yes.
“Aww, no fucking fair!”
Let’s end with some other news from around Riverview:
Dean and Betty are fighting.
Bennie and Jammie are now married! Perhaps babies are in the future?
Cornelius also follows in the footsteps of the Scatterday men before him and dates an older woman. I think she died very soon after this.
Dean is all alone again.
Adria grew up!
Bennie and Jammie have apparently split up? What?
Hortense got her love life in order after moving out, though she went for an older man, proving that dating the elderly isn’t just a Scatterday mens’ tradition.
…and then they immediately started fighting.
So they did split up? And now they’re getting back together? WHAT?
Aurora got old, two days after her twin sister.
Hortense’s elderly boy-toy died.
Dean regressed into an adult and continued dating all the old women he could.
That’s it for this round of the Scatterday Matriarchy! Griselda takes over next time and we’re on to Generation 3. Thanks for reading and happy Simming!