“Same Shit Different Sims”
Warnings: Woohoo, Angsty Art, Bro-dates, Cheating, Romance Sims
Meet the Troubadours, the artistic dynamic duo of Oceanside. Matisse, an artist, hopes to open up an art gallery. Kendrick, a musician, wants to open a bar and club. Matisse needs to max out her Creativity and Arts & Crafts enthusiasm and Kendrick needs to max out his Music & Dance enthusiasm in order for the siblings to meet their goals.
Matisse’s traits are: Artistic – Dramatic – Eco-Friendly – Commitment Issues – Absent-Minded.
Kendrick’s traits are: Night Owl – Dislikes Children – Flirty – Star Quality – Virtuoso
Kendrick begins to work on his music enthusiasm by practicing on the old six string.
While the more responsible of the twins, Matisse, studies Couples Counseling. Since farmer Owen Goodacre and builder Fitz Biltmore are furious with each other, politician Malcolm Landgraab X thought it would be a good idea that someone becomes a lawyer in case there is any trouble. Matisse thinks she can be impartial and wants a crack at the job. How hard can being a lawyer be anyways?
Ah, Brodie Mason our sometime Mail Carrier, graces the Troubadours with her presence.
Nice to see you decided to come back to work, Brodie.
Kendrick stops strumming for a bit to chat with Brodie. He’s been hearing rumors about Brodie trying to hook-up with his sister’s boyfriend Diego Bossanova. As a protective brother he cannot let that happen. As a Romance sim he cannot let another Romance sim have more conquests then he does.
See what I mean?
Kendrick tries to regale Brodie with stories of his heroism.
Kendrick: …so then the pack of wolves chased me off of the Goodacre’s Farm. They tried to kill me!
Um, it was one wolf and she’s actually rather friendly. You’re just a fraidy cat.
Kendrick actually thinks Brodie is pretty heinous but he’s determined to be friends with her. He has to get her away from Diego some kind of way.
Kendrick: Connor, a little help here?
Connor: Sorry Bro, you’re on your own with that…
Kendrick finally leaves Brodie alone so she can get back to work.
Matisse fills her brain with laws and bylaws and loopholes in those laws.
Troubadour Twins skilling powers – activate!
Yes, you should be proud of yourself Matisse. Now go get a job!
Yes, yes, you’re both awesome.
Famished, Matisse makes lunch meat sandwiches for herself and Kendrick.
Yep, they’re related.
After lunch, Matisse heads out to her make-shift art studio on the side porch and practices her craft.
Kendrick continues to practice this time on the drums. The drums seem to be his favorite and help rid him of his pent-up aggression (like how his girlfriend is pregnant by some other dude…)
That looks pretty Matisse. What is it?
Matisse: Well it’s obviously a representation on how society only values the conventional standard of beauty and how females of said society must adhere to outdated practices of wearing make-up and sexy clothing in order to receive attention from the dominating males in said society only to be objectified and placed in a bubble that says all girls must like the color pink.
I totally see that.
All of that artistic angst left Matisse in a bad mood so…
she takes a long hot bath and …
calls Diego to cheer her up.
Diego and Matisse are in love with each other but with her commitment issues and his wandering eye I’m not sure if they will last.
The visit from Diego did the trick. Matisse bids him good night. She has to get up early to work her way up the lawyer ladder.
Diego: Wait, so I was just a booty call?
Pretty much, yeah.
Kendrick keeps on truckin’ and is invited to the Music & Dance hobby lot.
(Edwina Goddard got a make-over as well as the other hobby enthusiasts. Thank you Alternate Sim Surgery! How I wish I knew about you years ago!)
Matisse is up early and ready for her first day of work.
She has some spare time to work on her masterpiece.
Kendrick awakens and heads directly to the spare bedroom to jam on his guitar.
Frankie: Romeo, Romeo? Where for art thou Romeo?
Frankie Cloak, newsie, teenager, forever alone *tear*
It’s actually starting to look like something, Matisse!
Matisse: I call it “Becca in Green on Pink”
When the carpool arrives Matisse changes into her most conservative outfit and heads to work.
I think tennis shoes is still too casual Matisse, but what do I know.
Kendrick is kicking ass! He might unlock the Music career before the end of Spring!
Still wanting to help out his sister, or so he says, Kendrick wants take his relationship with Brodie to the next step.
So as soon as Brodie comes along to collect the bills, Kendrick pounces. Alas Brodie wants nothing of his shirtless smooth talk.
Kendrick: I did tell you I was chased by wolves didn’t I? Barely lived to tell the tale!
The conversation goes a tad bit better but Kendrick still gags when he thinks of anything romantic with Brodie.
So he heads inside…
and invites his girlfriend, Minka Yomoshoto, over.
Being the visual and artistic person that she is, of course Matisse sorts the files by color!
Whomever this Mr. Vanderseaux is he definitely lacks your vision, Matisse Troubadour!
Thank goodness you cannot make her even more pregnant, Kendrick Troubadour!
He’s a charmer, that one.
Even after the color-coded files mishap Matisse is still promoted.
Feeling tired and looking for some fun, Matisse decides to lay out in the sun for a bit. I mean, when your backyard is a beach you might as well make the best of it, right?
Kendrick receives a call from Brodie.
Luckily Minka is none-the-wiser since she’s upstairs banging on the drum on Kendrick’s balcony.
As night begins to fall Diego walks by.
Matisse jumps at the chance to spend another night with her man.
Since her buddy, chef George Lambswool strolls by, Matisse invites him over as well. They haven’t had a lot of time to hang out and Matisse feels that she’s losing him as a friend. Some fun gossip should remedy that.
Matisse: So did you hear about Malcolm?
George: No, what happened?
Matisse: He totes got fired!
Kendrick, still on the phone with Brodie, doesn’t see his girl heart-farting over Diego. By the way, where are you going Diego?
I should have known…
Matisse: Do you have any protection?
Diego: Nah, Minka says that stuff doesn’t work anyway. Don’t worry I won’t get you pregnant.
WHAT!???? Matisse you are the queen of soda can birth control, tell me you did not get pregnant?
I bet you’re so proud of yourself aren’t you Diego. ~No we don’t need soda in the woohoo. It doesn’t work~ Now look at what happened!
George is still here relaxing in the hot tub when…
George: I think the Watcher is trying to tell me something.
Yeah, stay the hell out of the hot tub when it’s raining, you doofus! On the bright side, if he survives one more of these he can enter the Priest career. Woot!
Matisse has a late start and almost misses her carpool!
Kendrick notices Diego loitering outside and decides to try to spend some time with him. After all they are practically brothers-in-laws.
Connor Firestone walks by as well and Kendrick invites him in. Kendrick really doesn’t know the guys in the neighborhood too well. Now is the perfect chance to bond.
Or he could ditch them and play drums all day >.>
Diego and Connor were hanging out in the hot tub so Kendrick finally decided to join them.
Then Fitz Biltmore saunters by and joins the bro-date.
Matisse returns home after a long day and takes her aggression out on her canvas.
Connor: Man am I glad to be away from that baby! Don’t get me wrong, I love little Nico, but he stinks!
Well you could change him every now and then! Good luck Connor, Selena wants 6 of those things!
Matisse finishes her first painting! Wow it looks really good *snickers*
Matisse decides to give it to her brother and places it in the upstairs hallway.
Matisse: Let this be a reminder to all of the girls Kendrick brings home – they can always be replaced!
Gosh, is it the pregnancy that’s making you so angry or something else…
Still on an artistic high, Matisse tries her hand at pottery.
(This is when I figured out I had a problem with some cc. She wasn’t getting Arts & Crafts enthusiasm for painting but she was for pottery? All fixed now)
Kendrick is having a great time bonding with the guys. Tummies are rumbling, so Kendrick grills hot dogs for his homies.
Well it’s not Totally Rad Matisse but it’s good for your first try!
Fitz: Sometimes I like to wear my wife’s high heels!
Maybe you shouldn’t share everything Fitz.
djaljaljdj! Where the hell did you come from Owen Goodacre?
Owen: I was passing by and smelled hot dogs! Thought I might grab me a plate!
Ok, I guess, the more the merrier.
Kendrick very subtly farts on his sister while she tries to have a romantic moment with Diego! Not cool bro!
Sheesh! Go to your room already!
But just as Matisse and Diego are about to “relax” *pop*
Sorry Diego, I don’t think woohoo is on the menu tonight.
Kendrick starts the day rockin’ out. Thank goodness the neighbors don’t complain.
And Matisse begins a new masterpiece.
Brodie stops by to deliver the mail and Kendrick almost charms the pants off of her.
Matisse is ready for her baby shower! She decides to invite the whole neighborhood since she’s a sucker for big parties.
Unbelievably every person she invited shows up. Just goes to show you, everyone loves Matisse Troubadour!
Matisse pours the nectar…
and Kendrick grills the dogs.
I think Minka is worried how much money Kendrick is spending. He needs to make some money before she even considers settling down with him.
Selena: Congratulations brother on having a baby!
Diego: What are talking about? I’m not having a baby!
Selena: Yes, you are. Matisse is pregnant.
Diego: How did that happen?!
Poor clueless Diego.
You would think these two could just wait until they got back home!
Matisse skips out in the middle of the party to take a nap. All this partying has worn her out!
Kendrick, coming off of the high of DJing Connor and Selena’s wedding, gets the party bumping in his make-shift DJ booth.
Now it’s Connor and Selena’s turn to dirty-up the hot tub. These sims are nasty.
Minka shyly boogies next to Kendrick. dawwwwww!
Those Goodacre’s love to dance!
And so do the Lambswools!
Kendrick tidies up a bit before heading to bed.
Matisse wakes up after all of her guests have left and continues on her painting. Hey, that’s the same one?
Matisse: Stop hindering my process!
Matisse pops in the middle of her painting clone. Worn out she heads directly to bed.
A very pregnant Matisse cannot wait for this day to be over with. She wasn’t expecting to get pregnant and she’s not too sure what kind of a mother she’ll be.
Anxiety is starting to get the best of her. Maybe the pottery wheel will help calm her nerves.
Matisse continues on with “Becca in Green on Pink” 2.0.
Brodie and Diego arrive at the Troubadour house at the same time.
Now Matisse is not a jealous girl, but there’s something about Brodie that rubs her the wrong way. She knows both Diego and Kendrick are spoken for but she flirts with them anyway. Not cool.
Kendrick, seeing that Brodie is here and trying to stop anything happening between her and Diego, greets Brodie with a kiss!
Troubadour Twins Seduction Powers – Activate!
That’s so nice of you Brodie to make-up Matisse’s bed, but you really don’t have to that…
W-Whatcha doing Brodie??
Kendrick: My sister owes me one!
W-What do you mean?
That’s exactly how I feel, Matisse. Luckily I haven’t set Brodie’s ideal family number and Kendrick religiously uses soda in the woohoo every time! No chimes were had.
Now that’s just wrong.
After some time, Brodie remembers she has mail to pick up and to deliver. I guess it doesn’t matter if it gets done in her chonies.
Minka stops by the Troubadour house to check on her patient.
Minka: What’s she doing here in just her chonies?
Brodie: I just woohoo’d your boyfriend. Deal with that! Later!
Oh, it’s going to be on like Donkey Kong now.
So Diego invites Minka in.
Minka: Is it true? Did Kendrick woohoo Brodie Mason?
Diego doesn’t really want to answer Minka’s question so instead he tries to dazzle her with his dance moves.
I guess the distraction worked!
As the night wears on, Diego confesses to Minka his true feelings. Even though he loves Matisse he is not ready to be a father or a husband. Especially since he has such strong feelings for Minka.
Minka is confused. She doesn’t understand why all of these guys have strong feelings for her. She really just wants to be friends and that’s it. She’s also really hungry.
So she leaves. She’s not too sure what will happen between herself and Diego if she stays. Matisse can handle delivering her own baby. She’s smart. She’s a lawyer after all.
Soon after Minka leaves Matisse feels the labor pains. This is way worse than she thought it would be!
It’s a Girl!
These dad sims kind of suck. Get up and meet your daughter!
Cyan Troubadour is the spitting image of her mama with dark skin, brown eyes and black hair.
Now that the baby is born Matisse and Cyan decide to move into Malcolm’s old condo. Kendrick hates to see his twin go but knows its the best thing especially since he really hates children.
Troubadour Twin Powers – Deactivate…
Notes: Woot! I finally finished Spring 01! I had Matisse become a lawyer because she seems the most neutral out of the founders. She pretty much gets along with everyone. My thought was that if anything goes down the other founders would trust Matisse to represent them and to not be biased. Well, everyone except Brodie Mason. I also decided to have her and Cyan move to their own place instead of moving in with Diego because I felt that neither one of them really are that serious about each other. Kendrick has almost maxed his music enthusiasm! He’s at 9 out of 10. Kendrick kept rolling wants to do things with Brodie even though he wasn’t attracted to her at all so I just let it happen 😛
Credits: I just want to say thank you to everyone that has been reading my BACC and the comments I’ve received. I really appreciate all of the support you guys have given me! *Hugs* Next up is the recap and NPC-palooza, then on to Summer! Thanks for reading!!