Warnings: adult/teen relations, bad dancing, fighting, cheating, cosplay, depression, and general douche baggery.
Sunday, Day 14
“Sunday Night Fights”
Number 3 Oceanside Blvd, the former home of the Lambswools, received a more urban makeover from its new inhabitants culinary hobbyist Paragon Barrett, and scientist Achilles Brook.
*Cue the lot tour music*
The exterior now has a cool gray facade and factory-style windows replaced the beachy ones.
Achilles repossessed the DJ station he gifted to ex Minka Yomoshoto when he moved out. It now sits precariously close to the ocean.
Achilles, the proud owner of the first burglar alarm in Oceanside, has the device armed and ready. There’s no way the Oceanside Cat Burglar will get away with any of the boys’ valuables.
The brick interiors give the condo a city loft vibe.
Pastry chef Paragon lives in the kitchen which is fitted with a commercial grade stove.
The first floor bedroom and bathroom belongs to Paragon.
The second floor hallway leads to Achilles’ space.
Achilles’ bedroom is pretty sparse…
but it leads to his hidden office.
*Achilles likes his secret spaces*
Achilles’ obsession with the disappearance of celebrity Bella Goth over a thousand years ago and her connection to alien beings is evident in his secret lair. He knows the truth is out there…
Freshly split from his baby mama scientist Achilles Brook is thankful to room with his best buddy Paragon. Fall was a difficult season for him but he knew leaving Minka was the best thing to do for his own sanity even though he still loves her deeply. He vows to be a part of his son Hiro‘s life even if that means having to continue being cordial to the sim that broke his heart.
Former culinary hobbyist Paragon Barrett is the newest official resident to Oceanside. Paragon is a 5-8-6-3-3 Popularity/Romance Aries who likes iced out, sweet smelling ladies with jobs. A driven sim Paragon loves to gab about work and money. Cuisine is his passion (level 10 enthusiasm!) which leads him to petition to open a bakery in town which he named Baked. Paragon can best be described as an athletic, materialistic, childish, natural cooking party animal. Yeah… he’s kind of a dick.
Paragon’s one redeeming quality is that he seems to really care for his buddy Achilles. When he heard how Minka was mistreating his friend he offered the upstairs of his condo to him immediately.
Achilles earns a hobby membership while shooting the shit in the street!
Paragon wants to fill his bakery with tasty desserts on opening day. He begins with his award winning cherry pie.
While Paragon bakes Achilles burrows away in his office to study cleaning.
Soon Achilles’ biggest fan newsie Frankie Cloak appears to deliver the paper.
Achilles understands that Frankie has a thing for him but with the talk of new law prohibiting adult/teen relations he thinks they should remain strictly friends until her transition in the summer.
While Paragon burns his cheesecake…
Achilles returns to his studies.
Frankie’s not worried. She and Achilles are meant to be together. She can wait…
I would seriously advise moving the DJ station…
Paragon whips up the Oceanside staple of shrimp gumbo for breakfast.
Woot! Maybe now Achilles can get that promotion!
Paragon thinks it would be a lot of fun to invite all of his friends and acquaintances over for a bash. He could advertise his new bakery and mingle with the ladies.
Paragon catches the lovely school teacher Selena Firestone as she walks by and invites her to stay for the party. Unfortunately for Paragon Selena is very happily married.
Paragon has been trying to make moves on beautician Brodie Mason since the beginning of time.
Once again he’s denied. At least Brodie was nice about it.
Paragon scans the area for his next victim.
She is but she’s NOT INTERESTED IN GUYS!!! Please leave her alone.
Brodie also shimmers with the hot sparkles. Paragon needs to find a nice, SINGLE girl.
Achilles loves a good party but he’s glad he will miss this one. He really doesn’t want to bump into Minka and her boyfriend. In fact, he’s a little miffed that Paragon would even invite them to their home.
Edwina Goddard and love Lars Shadow smooch while, behind them, enemies Kent Healey and Rocky Kotsomiti have a stare off.
Animosities between the two have been building up. Kent is sick of living in fear from Rocky and his so-called Garden Club Mafia. Maybe it’s time to show him who’s the boss.
Social Worker Felicity Wayward‘s job is to protect the welfare of all of the children in Oceanside including the homeless newsie teens. Upon meeting Frankie Felicity grills her about her eating habits and sleeping accommodations.
It seems that Kendrick finally told Brodie he lost a fight to Minka Yomoshoto. Brodie decides now – at Paragon’s party – is the perfect time to confront her about it.
Minka’s other ex Diego Bossanova won’t even enter the house because she’s there! Minka and her men problems.
Oh dear, this is not the happy little get-together Paragon hoped it would be.
Here comes the slapping!
Felicity: This is such a lovely party, isn’t it?
Frankie: Do you not see those girls trying to kill each other!
Paragon is oblivious to the fighting that’s currently occurring. Trying to be the perfect host he sets out mixed drinks for everyone.
Kent has had his fill of Rocky’s bullying. Trying to be the bigger sim he heads inside to socialize.
If anyone can stop the fighting it’s tinkerer Abbot Moulden and his funky chicken dance!
Paragon heads down to the turntables. Let’s get them dancing not fighting!
All of Abbot’s dance moves seem to come from a by-gone era. No one knows what to make of it.
Achilles is off to Oceanside Labs!
*If you don’t remember why Minka hates Brodie (and I don’t blame you if you don’t) here’s a quick recap: Minka was dating Kendrick when Brodie stole him away from her. Then Minka dated Diego and Brodie woohoo’d him. Minka smacked Diego for cheating and now he hates her (which Minka blames on Brodie). Then Minka got into a fist fight with Kendrick because of the first thing and now Brodie really hates her. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.*
Just as Brodie was starting to enjoy herself dancing to Paragon’s phat beats, Minka tries to scratch her eyes out!
Minka picked the wrong chick to mess with. Brodie Mason won’t be as easy to take down as Kendrick was. Not with those talons of hers!
Inside Edwina tries to make the other sims stop staring at Abbot by showing him some moves. He’s hopelessly lost!
Sensing an out and out brawl about to happen, Paragon stops spinning to try to talk Minka down.
Minka: You don’t understand. She’s tried to take every guy I’ve ever loved away from me! She’s trying to destroy me!
Rocky and Kent may hate each other but they both agree that Abbot should never dance again.
Hoping to get her mind off of murder Paragon gives Minka the ReNuYu Porta-Chug elixir she’s been requesting for her soon-to-be finished hospital.
Minka: Thank you! You know I really admire you, Paragon. You have been so nice to me even after everything that happened between Achilles and I. I hope you and I can be friends.
Edwina almost has Abbot on beat!
WHO THE HECK DRANK ALL OF THE COCKTAILS?!
Frankie: It totes wasn’t me. ^_^
This pushing and slapping is ending right now, thinks Rocky. He can’t let every sim think he’s a wimp! Rocky Kotsomiti is the Bubble Juice Kingpin of Oceanside and this scrawny hippie isn’t going to make him look like a fool!
Felicity: Why does this always happen when I’m around!!??
Brodie: Booooo, Rocky sucks! Kill him Kent!
While Frankie regales Lars and Edwina about her first woohoo with Paragon…
Paragon flirts with his BFF’s ex!!
Speaking of his BFF…
Achilles will play it safe and bench him. Wouldn’t want his “fantasy” player to get “fantasy” hurt for fake good.
Ho, don’t do it.
HA! Wow… lovely…
It has finally come to this. The former besties – now sworn enemies – fought to the near death with Rocky the victor. Kent better watch himself from now on.
Minka is caught up in the romance of the moment. She doesn’t realize she’s making the biggest mistake of her life. All she knows is that the one she loves cheated on her and no longer wants her and here’s a sim that Brodie Mason hasn’t got her mitts on yet. Could Paragon be the one for her?
While Paragon cleans up he thinks of what his next move will be with Dr. Yomoshoto.
You see, Paragon would never do anything to betray his friend…
but maybe he can give her a taste of her own medicine…
Achilles plops himself on the front lawn to stare up at the stars thankful that he missed the party.
Achilles was in his happy place – staring into the sky, searching the constellations. One day he’s going to prove there is intelligent life out there. There has to be more to their universe then just boring SimEarth.
There! He saw something! That couldn’t just be a shooting star, it was big and oval shaped. Could it be an alien craft?
Achilles will record his findings tomorrow. Right now it’s time for bed.
Monday, Day 15
One of the great things about having a pastry chef for a roommate is that he always whips up something delicious for their meals. Achilles eagerly awaits today’s specialty.
Paragon is thankful that Achilles isn’t too interested in last night’s party. He’s not quite ready to tell his best pal that he hooked-up with his ex.
While Achilles answers a call from Felicity…
Achilles: What do you mean I missed the biggest fight in Oceanside’s history…
Paragon heads down to Baked for its inaugural day of business.
He adds yesterday’s berry pie to the assortment of yummy desserts. He decides against putting out the burnt cheesecake. Only the good stuff for Baked!
Paragon attempts another cheesecake…
Brodie doesn’t seem to mind that Paragon can’t make a decent cheesecake. Ever since she watched Paragon on the ones and twos Brodie has been thinking about how hot he is.
Paragon hides the second burnt cheesecake and schmoozes with his first customer of the day, mechanic Connor Firestone.
Super-pretty Garden Clubber Tiara Hough enters the shop…
and Paragon takes notice!
He chats up Brodie…
then makes his first sale!
Tiara, always a tough cookie, is impervious to Paragon’s charm…
but he won’t give up without a fight.
Tiara’s Garden Club buddy Heaven Gallo arrives excited to try Paragon’s confections.
After being rung up…
Brodie sticks around to have her own little
mental breakdown puppet show in the corner.
Paragon can’t let his favorite girl stay down in the dumps. Ignoring all of his beautiful lady customers Paragon rushes to Brodie’s side to cheer her up.
Paragon: Don’t even worry about having a bad party! That heifer Minka…
Paragon: … had to the WORST PARTY EVER!!
Any gossip regarding Minka Yomoshoto failing at something always brightens Brodie’s day.
After talking more with Paragon, Brodie becomes entranced by the DJ-ing pastry chef. When Paragon invites her to check out his new photo booth Brodie jumps at the chance.
In the distance Brodie can hear Minka’s cries of anguish as she takes another man from her.
Paragon returns in time to ring up Heaven.
Brodie sticks around a while longer…
but becomes furious when she finds out that Paragon did not put soda in the woohoo when they woohooed! She will NOT get pregnant by some random dude!
Welp, you only have one more to go, Stud.
Cindy Lou Killeen, the town’s other nanny, stops by for treats.
The birthday cake section seems to be the most popular spot of the bakery!
Paragon gets started on filling the quickly emptying shelves.
A perfect nectarine tartelette!
Proud of himself, Paragon struts over to his waiting new love.
I feel all of the ladies in Oceanside will be spending a lot of money in Baked!
After earning his Bronze badge…
Paragon closes for the day.
Baked’s first day was more successful than Paragon could ever hope… in more ways than one.
Back at the house…
Achilles pays his taxes while still in his long johns.
Afterwards Achilles heads down to the beach to daydream. Even though Paragon is great company Achilles feels lonely. With Minka out of the picture and Frankie not transitioning until Summer, Achilles worries that he will never find his OTP.
Achilles *thinks*: Are Mermaids real?
Not in this universe, Mister.
Before Achilles can throw himself into the ocean, a Mrs. Claus fan magically appears in all of her regalia. Maybe Heaven and Achilles will hit it off! I’m sure he’ll be down to join in the Santa Claus cosplay.
Achilles and Heaven have a great time watching the game and joking together but alas, no bolts. I guess Popularity sims and Family sims don’t mesh well together 🙁
*Seriously, they would be perfect together!*
Even though Achilles can appreciate a lady that likes her juice, he knows that he and Heaven will only ever be friends. His imagination starts going into overdrive once again. Is he destined to be alone his whole life?
Paragon returns home to find Achilles parked on the front lawn looking depressed. He peers through the window and sees that Heaven is visiting. Paragon wonders what the heck is his problem? Somehow he needs to cheer his buddy up, he just doesn’t know how.
While charting the fastest way to escape the planet Achilles catches Felicity walking by.
As Achilles chats with Felicity…
Paragon tries to hook up with Heaven.
Heaven: No, see, the wizards actually go to Pigfarts! It’s a much better school than the other one.
Ah geez, not you too.
Heaven: …and they travel on a rocket ship… cause it’s on Mars!
Paragon: I’m… pretty sure that’s not correct.
Heaven: Uh, I think I remember Starkid accurately.
Just let it go, dude.
As Heaven is bored silly…
Achilles makes his move on Felicity. Tickling always charms the ladies.
Why yes, Heaven did drink all of cocktails.
Paragon whips up a nice salmon dinner for everyone.
After dinner the boys say goodnight to their guests…
and turn in.
Tuesday, Day 16
“Cindy Lou the Good Glitch”
While Achilles hopes to glimpse the last of the stars before day breaks…
Paragon heads to the bakery for an early start.
*squee* I love my bakery! ^.^
Time to re-stock the shelves with home-baked goodies.
Why does the Baked Alaska look like rice crispy cookie dough?
Paragon nails the Baked Alaska and places it for sale.
Paragon is a bit concerned when Brodie’s Old Man, Kendrick Troubadour, enters the bakery. Did she tell Kendrick about their moment in the photo booth? Is he here looking for a fight?
Paragon greets Kendrick, trying to gauge his mood, while his sister Matisse peruses the freshly baked Santa cookies.
Luckily Kendrick has no knowledge of the photo booth woohoo. He complements Paragon on his sweet-smelling goods and says he will direct the customers of the Troubadour Cafe to stop by for a pastry after their coffee. Paragon is relieved.
Here to inspect the new bakery is Oceanside’s Mayoral hopeful, Malcolm Landgraab X.
After Kendrick leaves Paragon is free to flirt shamelessly with his sister.
Matisse agrees to tell all of her friends to stop by the new bakery!
Paragon schmoozes Baked to Rank 1!
Paragon is so excited that the who’s who of the neighborhood – including architect Fitz Biltmore – is visiting his shop.
Paragon tries to get some baking in in-between ringing up customers.
The smell of the fresh baked goods is drawing the whole town!
Officer Sadie Biltmore is thankful to have a bakery in Oceanside. Since she has the most children in town (six!) she will be spending a lot of money on birthday cakes!
She even brought her puppy Cinders. I don’t think the Board of Health would approve of dogs in the bakery… if there was one.
Diego Bossanova, owner of the dance shop next door, couldn’t resist coming over and checking out where the yummy smells were coming from.
What got into Cinders? He never destroys furniture!
Oh no, please tell me Sadie didn’t buy another one!!!???
Another great day for Paragon at Baked.
Back at the house…
Still feeling lonely, Achilles greets Frankie as she’s delivering the paper.
He then proceeds to clean the house.
On his way to the carpool Achilles stops to talk to Heaven. Another awkward conversation reminds him why he’s single.
After a long day at the bakery Paragon wants to go out on the town. He phones Dr. Minka to see if she would like to grab dinner with him.
Paragon thinks that she’s just playing hard to get. He knows he has her wrapped around his finger. Oh well, he’ll just go out on his own.
Paragon has heard mixed reviews about The Crimson Crab, but seeing as it’s the only restaurant in town, he thought he would give it a try.
Outside Paragon meets owner George Lambswool and tries to swap recipes with him.
Paragon: My secret ingredient is love, what’s yours?
Grease and nectar. Lots of grease and nectar.
Oceanside’s Peteran Priest Becca Goodacre stops by to introduce herself to Paragon.
Becca: Hopefully you can visit Our Gray Lady Church sometime ^.^
Don’t hold your breath…
Inside Paragon flirts with hostess Tiara for a good seat and her phone number.
Bruce Jelleff: I’m the hottest mutha in dis bitch!
Yep, he’s still in love with his own reflection…
Paragon might have an “in” now to the Garden Club Mafia. Maybe he could find out what they’re up to and report back to his buddy Kent…
When did Cindy Lou show up? And… is she… doing the GOOD WITCH IDLE!!!!!??????
Tiara and Paragon finally stop gabbing long enough for her to seat him…
with Diego??? Paragon does not want to have awkward dinner conversation with the chick he’s trying to bang’s ex!
So instead he heads to the bar.
Paragon: George said his specialty is Goopy Carbonara. I think I’ll try that.
Becca: Sir… Sir… We would like to order… Hello? Anybody…
Bruce takes his order…
but Paragon is never served anything but water.
Bruce *to Cindy Lou*: Um, we don’t serve your type around here!
After waiting for over an hour to be served Paragon leaves The Crimson Crab hungry. I totally blame Cindy Lou the Good Glitch.
Abbot Moulden!!?? What the hell!!!???
Abbot: Do-do-do. No one will ever suspect me!
Still no promotion for Achilles 🙁
Achilles cleans the rotting trash…
and unhappily goes to bed.
Wednesday, Day 17
Achilles: Another day in my sad existence…
My poor baby 🙁
Feeling a bit depressed Achilles calls Minka to check on how his son is doing.
But, of course, the conversation doesn’t go well. Achilles thinks he should have taken Hiro with him when he left.
Paragon has been working so hard at the bakery that he hasn’t had any time for fun and it’s really starting to get to him.
So let’s throw another party! Some sims are left off of the guest list. He wants sims to have fun, not fight all night.
The Kingpin is none too pleased to learn Paragon is having another party and didn’t invite him. He’ll remember this…
While Paragon serves the shrimp gumbo…
he notices a fair maiden being grossed out by Bruce the jerk that wouldn’t serve him.
Paragon: I do NOT like that guy.
After rejecting Bruce, Minka notices cute little Fitz in the corner. Fitz, who Minka had a secret crush on. Fitz, the secret father of her child. Fitz, the one guy that was always nice to her no matter what…
Minka: Fitz, I was so dumb to not tell you how I felt before. Maybe you and I should give it a try? *takes his hand* I lo–
Fitz: Minka what are do– *snatches hand away*
Fitz: I am a MARRIED MAN now, Missy! Keep your mitts to yourself!
What was she thinking? Especially with Sadie just outside!!
Sadie: That’s right Fitzy-Bear. You tell that heifer where to go!
Since Rocky’s not here Kent can enjoy himself with his lady.
These two need to hurry up and become residents and have babies!
Paragon, still pissed off about not getting any food last night, approaches Bruce.
Paragon: Hey man, thanks for coming! *extends hand*
I told you Paragon was a dick.
The boys giggle like first graders…
while Minka is embarrassed for Bruce.
People forget that even though Bruce is a self-absorbed jerk he’s also the Underboss of the GC Mafia. You better think twice about messing with him.
Paragon doesn’t care. Let the mob retaliate!
Achilles is actually enjoying himself at the party. Feeling a little more confident he heads outside to chat up the lovely Tiara Hough.
He’s never going to get a girl. I give up.
Inside Paragon tells Bruce where to go.
All of the fighting reminds Minka that there’s a butt out there she needs to kick.
Nanny Angie Killeen chats with Heaven for a bit. Angie knows Heaven really likes children. Maybe she could help out at the Day Care some time?
Minka didn’t like how Paragon treated Bruce but she can’t help still liking him. He’s cute and funny and he’s not rejecting her like Fitz just did.
Achilles grills more food outside oblivious to the flirting going on between his ex and his roomie.
Sheesh Minka, keep it in your pants, will ya!
Paragon has other ideas. Minka hurt his best friend and, honestly, Paragon doesn’t even like her that much.
Everyone seems to be having a good time.
Well, Bruce seems to want to take Paragon’s head off.
Step away from the married men, Miss Felicity!
Kent and Matisse…
and Minka and Paragon get the dance party going.
Achilles: What Cindy Lou? I don’t know why you weren’t invited to the party. Paragon must have forgot to call you.
Uh huh, but he didn’t forget to call her wife. 😛
While Achilles is preoccupied with CL’s whining…
What. The Actual. Fuck.
Just when they’re ready to woohoo Paragon puts on the brakes.
Paragon: You would actually woohoo me — Achilles’ best friend — in his bed, while he’s just downstairs? How could you do that? You are a HORRIBLE SIM! Get out!!
Wait… what just happened?
Minka slithers out of Achilles’ bed feeling embarrassed and ashamed.
How could she have been so wrong about Paragon? He was awful! How could he treat some sim like this?
Back downstairs Paragon gets the latest gossip from our favorite teenage drama queen.
Frankie: OhMyWatcher you know Kendrick…
Frankie: totally got his ass kicked…
Frankie: by The Oceanside Cat Burglar!
Paragon: OhMyWatcher No!!!
Bruce: *I’m so pretty. I like you. But I’m angry with you for some reason.*
Paragon: *I hate you and I hope you die in a fire.*
Whoa boy. I don’t know how he keeps having good parties!
The boys clean up after the guests leave. Achilles had a great time and was in a good mood. Paragon didn’t want to tell him about Minka — now wasn’t the right time. He hopes Achilles would understand why he did what he did — that he wanted to hurt Minka the way she hurt him — but you can never tell.
After Achilles leaves for work…
Minka stops by hoping to talk to Paragon again. Maybe now with all of the guests gone she can find out what happened. Why was he so mean and cruel to her? Paragon never came to the door.
The party raised his spirits but he still has to earn some money. Off to Baked we go!
As Paragon swaps soda in the woohoo recipes with Matisse a strange sim that he’s never seen before enters the bakery.
That scowling mug could only belong to one sim… Beckett Graham the Reviewer!
Determined to receive a top review Paragon chats Beckett up and gives him a full tour of the bakery.
Paragon gives Beckett a chance to walk around the store alone so he can help farmer Owen Goodacre.
Then it’s back to the schmoozing.
Paragon still isn’t the fastest dude on the register.
But he will be soon!
Beckett scribbles on his notepad but you can’t tell what he’s thinking by that blank frowny face.
It’s making Paragon nervous!
Paragon pulls out all of the stops in order to get a good review. How about a special dinner just for his late night customers?
Cheater McCheaty Pants!
Beckett is taken aback by the grand lobster thermidor dinner at the bakery. What a pleasant surprise.
Yes! I do believe this is only the second Best of The Best Award in Oceanside!
Paragon happily places the Best of The Best Award where all of his customers can see it.
Holy Plumbob! Why is it that everyone breaks down in front of the muffin shelf?
As soon as Rocky enters the store Paragon closes for the night. He doesn’t want any beef with the Kingpin — at least not tonight.
Instead of feeling sorry for himself for yet again not getting a promotion, Achilles tidies the yard…
then goes to his happy place.
When Paragon returns home he can’t wait to tell Achilles about his good review and the Best of The Best Award. Achilles is truly happy for his friend.
Achilles is so thankful to have a friend like Paragon. Friends to the end!
Friends to the end…
Notes: Even though Paragon maxed his culinary enthusiasm I did not want to put him in the Culinary career or start a restaurant since George Lambswool is already filling that spot. I thought a bakery would be the perfect compromise.
I’m bummed Achilles didn’t get his promotion. I blame Cindy Lou! He pretty much only wanted to star gaze this whole week so I let him do it. He still seemed really sad though 🙁
While Cindy Lou was at The Crimson Crab no one was served food. All of the sims had their order taken but the food didn’t pop up like it did when Yasmin and Noelee visited. I don’t want to kill her off because it would break Angie’s heart but she’s dangerous! I don’t know what to do.
Like I’ve said before I usually let my sims do whatever they want to do unless they have to work on skills or take care of their children and/or pets, or fulfill their wants, etc. Paragon and Minka sneaked up to Achilles bed on their own and Paragon rejected her on his own. I don’t know why. Maybe because he’s a jerk.
Thank you for reading!! ^.^