“It’s Good To Be The King”
Warnings: gifs, fires, frenemies, creepy dolls, baby-eating flies, alcoholic Nannies, bromance, heartbreak, rich sim problems.
Previously on The Oceanside Project: Landgraab and Moneywell…
Saturday, Day Six
Malcolm Landgraab, X wakes up early to make breakfast for himself and his lovely fiancee Vivian Moneywell. Today marks the day that their first child will be born.
The pregnancy hasn’t been too difficult for Vivian but her tolerance for Malcolm’s more unsightly manners are at an all-time low.
Since I revised my rules Malcolm no longer has the sports car from before. He has to schlep his way to work in the hoopty like every other Average Joe.
Vivian, tired of being pregnant for so long, heads in for a nap while Malcolm heads to work.
After Vivian’s nap Dr. Minka Yomoshoto stops by to check on her favorite patient.
After a completely thorough exam Minka determines that the baby is in excellent health and not cursed at all! Little baby Landgraab is due within the hour.
Before Vivian can even finish her fruit parfait the contractions start.
Gwyneth Landgraab is the spitting image of her father with brown hair, tan skin and dark blue eyes.
After Gwyneth is cleaned up and dressed in her expensive finery, Vivian gives her new baby girl all of her love.
Something has Minka deeply worried and upset. I don’t know what it could be? Is something wrong with the baby? Are you worried Viv won’t pay your doctor’s fee?
Oh, I see. Brodie Mason, your boyfriend’s baby mama, is here.
Brodie: *judges the weeds*
Minka knows that Brodie and Kendrick have been woohooing all over town. Showing that she’s the bigger sim, Minka congratulates Brodie on the birth of her little girl, Aria.
Minka: *leaves thinking that went well*
Brodie: *leaves thinking Minka’s a mug*
Woot! Oceanside’s economy is going strong.
Viv’s workout room is magically transformed into a nursery fit for a Landgraab heiress.
Since this was Brodie’s THIRD TIME loitering around the house, Vivian went out to invite her in for dinner.
Vivian: *hopes Brodie and Minka can get along*
Minka: What the fuck is she doing in my bestie’s house?
Minka wasn’t too thrilled that Vivian invited Brodie in and left abruptly. *sigh*
Malcolm is not living up to his Billionaire Playboy Philanthropist title at all.
Vivian starts preparing Mac & Cheese for dinner when tragedy strikes!
Vivian has had to put out many a fire, but the smoke and flames from this one were almost too much to bear.
Luckily, after a valiant fight, Viv saves everyone in the house from dying a fiery death.
Malcolm: Dinner sure is taking a long time.
THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP MALCOLM LANDGRAAB!!
Angie Killeen, former Arts & Crafts hobby enthusiast turned Nanny, stops by to chat with Malcolm and Vivian and meet her new ward Gwyneth.
And luck would have it Selena Firestone, future teacher, also stops by to meet the newest Landgraab.
Malcolm: Ugh, did she set this stuff on fire?
You are a tool Malcolm Landgraab.
Angie and Selena hit it off right away. Angie asks Selena if she would be able to help out at the Day Care sometimes. With so many babies in the neighborhood Angie will definitely need all of the help she can get.
Malcolm: They’re totally going to make out…
Shut up Malcolm Landgraab!
Malcolm meets his little girl for the first time. He thinks she’s absolutely the most perfect creature in the world!
The problem with Angie Killeen #1: Whenever there is booze around Angie will find it. And drink it.
Malcolm introduces Gwyneth to her throne which quickly turns the lovely Princess Gwyneth into evil King Joffrey. Why leave Gwyn in the throne…?
Ohhhh. That’s why…
WTF VIVIAN! What about your dream wedding? We’ve already postponed it once. You’re ideal family size is not even set for more kids!
While her parents have sexy times, Gwyneth becomes accosted by baby-eating flies! Who will save the fair maiden seeing as her parents are under the spell of an after-woohoo deep sleep?
Lady Angie to the rescue!
Angie changes Gwyn’s diaper, sticks her in this torture device and then leaves her alone for the rest of the night. Good luck on staying alive by yourself Gwyneth!
Sunday, Day Seven
The problem with Angie Killeen #2: If you leave booze out Angie will drink it all until it’s gone.
Vivian awakens early and rescues Gwyneth from the Dangle Monster.
And lays her down to sleep.
Morning sickness again. Vivian knows what this means. This is terrible. She was not expecting to have another baby so soon!
Before heading back to bed Vivian decides that she needs to speed up the Wedding planning. She needs to become Mrs. Malcolm Landgraab, X before she starts to show. She needs to get married TODAY!
Gwyn’s a little grumpy cat again.
Viv is, surprisingly, a good mom. She’s on the ball when it comes to feeding and cuddling little Gwyneth.
Since Vivian has decreed that they will be married today and Malcolm is supposed to go to work, Malcolm calls in sick.
Malcolm: I… feel… so… faint. I don’t think I can… go on…
You are a great actor Malcolm.
Vivian: Mommy’s getting married today! You will be a bastard no longer!
Great conversation to have with a baby Vivian.
Malcolm messily makes breakfast and invites the wedding party over so they can get ready and leave for the church together.
The wedding party consists of Malcolm’s bestie Owen Goodacre and Vivian’s bestie Matisse Troubadour. Angie is not invited to the wedding because she has to watch little Gwyneth. Speaking of which…
No! The flies are after her again! Maybe this is the curse Calista put on the baby, that she will be devoured by flesh-eating flies in her sleep!
The wedding party change into their finery. Vivian wanted a fairytale wedding and that is what she will get, right down to Malcolm dressed as a prince and herself dressed as a swan princess.
Vivian thinks how handsome Owen looks when he’s out of his hoe-down attire.
Malcolm tells Vivian how beautiful she looks in her gown and tiara. He’s feels so blessed to have her in his life.
The wedding will take place at the newly built Our Gray Lady of Plumbobs Peteran Church owned by Owen’s wife Becca Goodacre. Even though Vivian is a Jacoban she is fine to be wed in the Peteran church. At least it’s a church!
Note: The wedding will be up in a separate post.
As the wedding party leaves Angie proves that she’s the best Nanny in the world by doing chores around the house while Gwyneth sleeps. She composts the newspapers…
She mops the floors…
She cleans the stove-top…
She even takes care of the baby! I guess we will overlook her whole drinking problem then.
The newlyweds soon return after a night of celebrating.
Angie desperately tries to get rid of the cursed flies by plying the baby with more food. It doesn’t work.
The new Mrs. Landgraab heads straight to bed. She’s had a long, fun night!
Not only did Matisse have an awesome time at the wedding, Malcolm also gained a body skill point. Score!
Angie puts the fly-free baby Gwyneth down for the night.
Even though Matisse is giving mad attitude she looks very elegant in her gown and gloves.
Owen looks for Malcolm who he knows will appreciate his weird sense of humor.
Malcolm: You are the funniest sim in the world! lololololololllllll.
Owen: You know what else is funny? TICKLES!
Malcolm: HAHAHAHAHA! STOP I’M GOING TO PEE MY JAMMIES!
Malcolm: I love you, Bro. *tear*
Owen: I love you, Bro. *more tears*
Matisse: Get a room. Ugh, they’re worse than girls.
Monday, Day Eight
Vivian begins the day with an early morning *pop*
and woohoo with the hubby.
Owen and Matisse are still hanging out in the hot tub. Malcolm joins them after saying good morning to Viv.
Construction on her bank is complete. Vivian buys the Oceanside Bank & Loan, the first bank in Oceanside!
Little Gwyneth screams bloody murder and Vivian is there to feed and comfort her again. Good job Viv!
Vivian brings Gwyneth downstairs and makes breakfast for herself. Today is Malcolm’s day off so Viv will stop by the bank while he takes care of the baby.
Malcolm spends some time bonding with Gwynie and then puts her down for her nap.
And joins his lady love in a morning snuggle.
Soon it’s time for Vivian to go to the bank and open up for it’s first day of business. (Don’t mind Matisse in the back there. She’s just climbing a tree. No big.)
The Oceanside Bank & Loan is right next door to Goodacre’s Grocery Store on Landgraab Avenue right behind the Post Office and the newly built Fire Station.
The front lobby has seating and two ATM machines.
The Vault is where Vivian sells… money! At expensive prices.
Upstairs is Viv’s private office where she can bring customers to talk about loans and where she prints the simoleons that are in circulation in Oceanside.
The cash register area has an espresso machine and a mini fridge to keep Vivian from starving while working. Vivian is super proud of her little bank!
The first customers of the day are Garden Clubber Rocky Kotsomiti, architect Fitz Biltmore, and dancer/journalist Diego Bossanova. I think Rocky is not impressed because the bank isn’t decorated in his favorite color pink.
Viv tries to win Fitz over with her selling techniques. She knows he’s attracted to her so she uses her feminine wiles to her advantage.
Rocky however wants nothing of her flirty ways. Besides, Rocky can flip his hair better than you can.
Fitz finds a tip jar that he can afford and becomes Vivian’s first paying customer!
Vivian is very good at math but pushing buttons isn’t her strong suit.
Fitz is very patient however. He’s such a sweetie!
Viv tries again with Fabio, I mean Rocky, but still no cigar.
Diego would love to invest in some simoleons but he’s super poor. He congratulates Vivian on opening the bank and hopes she’ll be very successful.
Soon it’s time to close up shop. Fitz was Vivian’s only paying customer, but that’s OK. It’s not like Vivian doesn’t have money coming out of her ass.
Back at Landgraab Condo…
Matisse finally leaves! You have a baby at home missy, or did you forget?
While Malcolm is out getting the mail in his chonies, Becca Goodacre stops by.
Malcolm is concerned with the safety of Oceanside’s residents. He especially thinks it should be mandatory to have fire alarms in every household now that there is a fire service. Becca however believes that sims should leave it up to the Watcher if they die in a fire or not and is vehemently against fire alarms. Thank goodness she’s not a politician.
Malcolm catches the baby-eating flies affliction just in time and changes Gwyneth’s diaper.
Malcolm then gives Gwyneth her first bath in the kitchen sink…
and feeds her. See, he can be a good daddy too 🙂
Malcolm can’t believe his little one will transition tomorrow and another one is on the way!
Becca must have felt bad after the argument she had with Malcolm. She decided to trim all of his bushes and pull his weeds. You are a powerful sim Malcolm Landgraab.
Diego stops by, presumably after visiting the bank. He’s concerned about the upcoming winter in Oceanside. Will it be cold? Will there be snow? Are the White Walkers coming?
Being the town’s politician means he has to answer stupid frakkin questions like this all of the time. Lucky for Malcolm he is a master of deflection. Some juicy gossip about General Zod, the Lambswool’s cat, takes Diego’s mind off of winter.
Viv comes home and heads straight to bed, as usual.
While Malcolm and Diego hit the hot tub.
Tuesday, Day Nine
Vivian wakes early in the morning to Gwyneth’s good morning cries.
Malcolm, who hung out in the hot tub all night with Diego, finally gets to bed.
Killer Flies Swarm Baby. News at 11.
Apparently Vivian had her second pop.
Vivian hopes the baby powder will provide enough of a barrier between her daughter and the Killer Flies.
It’s almost time for Malcolm to set off on the campaign trail.
As Malcolm sets off for another day of Oceanside politics…
lightning strikes the side of the condo and flames erupt. I thought the rain would wash the flames away, but it STOPPED RAINING!
No stranger to fire, Vivian runs out to extinguish the flames before the whole condo catches on fire but the fire began to spread.
Sadie Biltmore, Oceanside’s fire fighter miraculously shows up to aid Vivian.
After Sadie put out the fire and saved Vivian and Gwyneth, Vivian thanks Sadie for everything she’s done. Vivian and Sadie have never liked each other much but that didn’t matter anymore. Sadie saved their lives and Vivian owed her.
Viv invites Sadie in for lunch and tries to get to know her better. Vivian politely ignores how stinky Sadie is after putting the fires out.
And Sadie tries her best to clean up without dirtying up Vivian’s home.
After Viv’s shower it goes kaput.
Never fear, Super Nanny is here! Angie, who came over to help set up Gwyneth’s transition party, tries her hand at fixing the shower.
But the shower defeats her.
Angie goes back to doing what she does best, saving the baby from the Killer Flies.
Angie greets seamstress Dawn Lambswool who brings new gowns for little Gwyneth’s transition day.
Angie cranks up the tunes…
and pours the nectar.
Angie, of course, needs to make sure the vintage is suitable for the guests.
YES! Vivian is doing a great job investing the town’s funds.
The problem with Angie Killeen #3: she doesn’t know when to stop. Sure Ang, make more drinks, because what every little girls’ birthday needs is LIQUOR!
Thank goodness we now have a grocery store we can go to.
Vivian is awake and is ready to throw Gwyneth the best transition day party ever.
Angie grills hot dogs for the first time. *Please don’t set the house on fire again!*
The gang’s all here. Even Rocky Kotsomiti showed up!
No fires! She really is the best Nanny ever. Good job Angie!
Dawn belches to the amusement of most and the disdain of Vivian and Brodie.
Brodie: *trying desparately to get to Kendrick* Oh hey, new buddy Minka!
Minka: *dis bitch*
Becca and Owen ignore all of the other guests and find their way to the hot tub.
And Diego finds his way to Matisse. I’m still rooting for these two!
Everyone gather around. It’s transition time!
Dang it, I never get them to the cake on time!
Yay!!!!! Welcome to toddlerhood Gwyneth!
After a wardrobe change and a new hair style Gwyneth is ready for her close-up. Gwyn is a 0-8-9-10-1 Sagittarius who is interested in school and travel. She’s materialistic like her mother and ambitious like her father. She would love to spend time in Nature.
Unfortunately Malcolm missed his princess’ transition but he’s ready to party!
I don’t know if Kendrick is trying to rub it in Minka’s face, but he’s all over Brodie at this party.
Minka hides out on the front porch. The thought of Kendrick and Brodie together is unbearable. If only she didn’t cheat on him with Fitz maybe things would’ve been different. But she really wanted to have a baby, like all of her friends. If Kendrick wasn’t going to give that to her she had to get it from someone else…
Connor grooves to the music.
While Becca and Owen get it on in the hot tub.
Exhausted from all of the celebrating, Viv heads to bed.
Malcolm grabs his daughter and checks out how much she’s grown! He’s a proud papa!
Matisse and Fitz visit with Minka and try to cheer her up. Minka is thankful she has such wonderful friends to help her.
With the hot tub now free, Brodie and Kendrick try to have some alone time.
Selena really likes the way Connor shakes his thang!
What? The party was Not Bad just a minute ago. What happened?
Sadie passed out! All of the fire fighting and her pregnancy must have got to her.
Owen: Um, I think Sadie’s dead.
This is the second time Sadie did a pregnancy pass out in front of everyone. Poor Sadie! She’s mortified.
While everyone was watching Sadie collapse, one sim’s cheating sense was tingling.
I’ve never seen Minka Yomoshoto so pissed off!
Minka smacks the crap out of Kendrick!
Minka: This is the last straw Kendrick Troubadour! I am sick of you making a fool out of me! I don’t love you. I’m not your friend. I HATE YOU! You are dead to me!
You tell him Minka! It’s over. No more Minka and Kendrick. Minka’s heart is broken…
Brodie wastes no time cheering Kendrick up. She has him all to herself now, but I’m not sure that’s what she wanted.
SADIE!!!! Not again! Becca and Fitz are super worried!
Well, at least it wasn’t a disaster *bright side*.
It’s time to go. Kendrick carries his love home.
Gwyneth finds her transition present, a doll house, and enjoys “playing” with the dolls inside.
Yep, she’s still there.
Malcolm: Ugh, she ruined the whole party! Why doesn’t she go home already!
Malcolm tries potty training Gwyneth but he was too late.
Gwyneth doesn’t seem to approve of Malcolm’s anti-Killer Flies powdering skills.
Malcolm puts Gwyn to bed and then himself.
But Gwyn has other plans…
Ooooh, you crafty little girl!
Gwyneth is just in time for the show…
ARE YOU KIDDING MEEEEEEE!!!!!!
Malcolm: do-dee-do. Look at me not caring that my wife is giving birth to twins…
After drawing Malcolm away from the doll house and cleaning the babies up I present a girl, Tabitha Landgraab! Tabitha has her mother’s light skin and her father’s brown hair and dark blue eyes.
And a boy! Malcolm Moneywell Landgraab has his mother’s black hair and his father’s tan skin and dark blue eyes. Since this Malcolm has a new middle name he is not Malcolm the XI. He can create his own dynasty in Oceanside!
I think it’s time for a bigger house…
And Sadie finally recovers!
Sadie: OhmyWatcher twins! That’s awful! Good luck with that!
Famous last words…
Notes:OK first off THAT DOLLL!!! It’s so creepy! Every time you change your position the eyes follow you. THEY FRAKKIN FOLLOW YOU. Who thought this was a cool thing? Well, actually it is a very cool thing but AHHHHHHHH!
Angie Killeen was chosen to be the Nanny because she was the only NPC created that had a Family aspiration. When everyone left for the wedding I had to temporarily move her into the Landgraabs’ so Gwyneth wouldn’t be taken away (I forgot I didn’t have the “ask a friend to babysit” mod in). She has her own Day Care that she resides in that we will visit later.
I’ve never seen babies get flies all around them. I was totally grossed out. I guess it’s because Gwyneth has zero neat points? Blech!
Fact: there have been more fires on Vivian’s lot than any other in the hood. I think Calista really cursed them! If I ever open the Law Enforcement career she’s the first one going to prison.
Credits: The toddlers can escape the crib mod is by Simlogical (cribgetoutall). The toddlers can use the stairs mod is by Rebecah. The creepy doll is by Veranka.
Thank you for reading!!!