Water... your... f***ing... plants... ♪
Now that she's leveled up in career notoriety, Lucida is invited back to Acqua Verde, the club that rejected her for its simfest. She has a drink (called Winning Streak) at their bar before dressing up to go on stage.
Is this some kind of JOKE? Swan on Fire isn't going out in THIS.
She hastily finds some other clothes in her bag and tries to make it work.
Sims slowly trickle in to watch Lucida juggle fire. Her special effects equipment is malfunctioning, and so is the setting stage menu, but the show must go on.
Freeze frame images don't do an acrobat's fancy twirls and jumps much justice.
Teenage Gillian GilsCarbo is here, with her mother Ambra Ferrari.
Gillian's twin brother, Anselmo Ferrari, shows up later with Cinzia Almeria.
I... I don't know?????
The ball is quite glitchy, but I did get it to work for this performance.
Izalee is here.
She doesn't feel like being in the same room as Dean, though, so she leaves after only a few minutes.
She lets Ceth play around with the karaoke machine upstairs, since nobody is up here to be annoyed by it.
Ceth really gets into it.
After that, some gaming. Synesthesia for Izzy, and Music Moves for Ceth.
Lucida's awesome performance lands her a steady weekly gig at Acqua Verde.
The next day is Snowflake Day, prompting Ben to beg to throw a party.
He's glad his mother could make it, though once again his father is too busy to attend family functions, and simply doesn't show up.
No, Ceth. Snowflake Day isn't all about you.
The guests crowd in, the gift pile grows tall, and the routing failure intensifies.
Seriously Ben, couldn't you have at least put on a festive sweater,
That weird moment, when your cousin/boss decides to skinny dip in your hot tub during a holiday party.
Ben's sister Lynnette is upset with Don Enmity for some reason.
(No, he's not the baby-daddy. That would be Ronald Moretti.)
Roberto Lombardi-Seng (former teen bully) shows up uninvited with a plate of cold hot dogs.
Even Lynnette thinks this is awkward.
Good thing Izalee is downstairs tending her plants, avoiding the shit out of this party.
Lynnette eyes up the hot dogs.
Reggie's brother Ray, the only sibling he still has in Monte Vista since Petra's passing, has hit elder stage. Gysael, if she's still alive, wouldn't be too far behind him.
A chess set! Carlos wanted one of those so badly.
Izzy sneaks upstairs once the more annoying guests have gone. Aww.
Don, Ray and Terry are the last to leave.
Ceth and Carlos rush upstairs after their showers to play with the new chess set.
Etc.: Acqua Verde is The Haute Place redecorated to better fit my Monte Vista. I'll get better pics of it in summer, maybe, when the downstairs isn't half flooded with snow.
This was my first successful gift giving party. Every other time I've tried it, it just glitched out and never happened.
Oh, and of course I'm using mods that let kids play instruments. It always seemed stupid to me that they couldn't, so I'm thrilled these mods exist now.