“So Fast, So Furious”
Warnings: fast cars, gaseous ladies, a tickle monster, wild hyenas, weeds, shoplifting, aspiration failure, old music references.
Previously on The Oceanside Project: Firestone, Bossanova, The Wedding Special…
Saturday, Day Six
We begin Saturday morning with Connor Firestone, resident fast vehicle enthusiast, picking up his severely neglected son Nico from the hard tile floor…
and gently placing him back on the floor but now with cushions and dangly things.
Meanwhile his wife Selena, future educator, is hard at work whipping up fruit parfait for breakfast.
Both Selena and Connor are jobless so caring for the baby, the house, and each other should be a breeze for the couple… right? RIGHT!?
Nico needs changing and Selena is right on it!
Connor heads outside to work on Ol’ Bertha, Connor’s fix-er-upper, when he’s stopped by fangirl newsie Frankie Cloak.
Frankie: OMWatcher I can’t believe he answered the door with his shirt off *squeeeeeee*
Ol’ Bertha just needs to be buffed up and primered and she’ll be as good as new!
After feeding Nico and putting him down for a nap, Selena is ready to take ownership of the still under construction Primary and Secondary Schools and the already completed field that’s shared by the two schools.
SELENA!!! That is NOT very ladylike. What would Vivian Landgraab say?!
Outside, Connor’s new homie Kendrick Troubadour stops by. Connor regales Kendrick with tales of how fast Bertha will be once he’s done with her.
Town Day Care Provider Angie Killeen calls and checks on Selena. Selena will help Angie out at the day care looking after the toddlers until her school officially opens.
But the call is cut short as morning sickness strikes Selena.
After chatting with Kendrick, Connor returns to Ol’ Bertha. He’s decided that he’s going to give Bertha to Malcolm Landgraab, X, town politician, in the hopes that Malcolm will give him a loan to open an auto repair shop. Connor decides to paint Bertha a non-flashy silver shade.
There she is! The new and improved Ol’ Bertha! With the silver color and increased speed Connor is now calling her Bullet!
After greeting Chef George Lambswool, Connor takes Bullet out for a test drive to make sure everything’s copacetic before he gives her to Malcolm.
As Connor returns from his test drive, farmer Owen Goodacre stops by… I guess just to tickle Selena until she pisses her pants? Tickling everyone. It’s his new thing…
Luckily Connor’s back to watch Nico so Selena can slip out to visit the Oceanside School Field!
The Oceanside School Field is located on Oceanside Blvd. between the Primary and Secondary Schools. The teens and the children will have to share the field for recess.
To the right is the playground area complete with swings, merry-go-round, monkey bars, slide and a jungle gym.
Next to the playground is a snack area.
To the right is the basketball court.
The bathrooms are located directly behind the basketball court. There’s a little chess table for the non-athletic students.
And towards the back is a full soccer field!
Selena was anxious that the equipment wasn’t up to par, so she decided to test everything out herself.
Noelee Andrews, everyone’s driver, stops by to test out the playground as well. Noelee, voted in by the residents, will officially move into the mainland in the Fall.
*PSA: this isn’t the real driver just a clone I made in CAS. You cannot move the real driver into your hood. The character file is incomplete and will bork your neighborhood! You will still see Noelee driving sims around. The real driver is named Noeleen and I’ve given this one the name Noelee so I know the difference. /end PSA*
Selena checks all of the chains on the swings to make sure they are sturdy enough.
Noelee is pretty good at shooting hoops.
Malcolm hogs up the vending machines while Fitz Biltmore, builder, arrives.
By the time Selena gets around to testing the soccer field her legs are cramping and she’s pooped.
So she lays down on the bench and lets Fitz test it out for her.
Matisse Troubadour, artist and Selena’s brother’s baby’s mama, stops by and hugs her bestie Malcolm hello.
Selena is dead tired and ready to walk across the street to go home. She thanks everyone for stopping by and leaves.
Back at home…
When Malcolm stops by (don’t ask me how he can be a two places at once…) Connor gives him the keys to Bullet! Malcolm is so impressed he gives Connor a loan right on the spot (and doesn’t tell his wife first…). Connor is now an Auto Mechanic and can open his own repair shop!
Connor digs out another car that he can restore. He’s calling this one Bessie.
George finds a jello cube left-over from yesterday’s wedding… and eats it. *BLECH*
Soon all of the guys meet up in the living room and have their own discussions. Kendrick is having a positive conversation about marriage… well now! Maybe Brodie Mason is changing him!
It’s lunch-meat sandwich time!
George tells Malcolm that’s he’s close to opening his own restaurant.
Malcolm: Yeah, but didn’t you burn like three meals in a row?
That Malcolm Landgraab, X never forgets gossip!
Selena arrives home in time to join the boys for dinner…
but she’s too tired to make it to the table.
Maybe you should just go to bed, Selena.
Malcolm: Oh Watcher! Stop shaking your ass in front of me George!!
While his guests relax Connor sneaks out to work on Bessie. He’s not much for big groups of people.
While Connor increases his Tinkering enthusiasm, the boys end up where every party in Oceanside ends up – the hot tub!
Little Nico wails so Daddy Connor comes to the rescue!
Then it’s back to Bessie who’s engine is being rebuilt faster than ever.
Connor leaves the guys to stay outside and hang in the hot tub while he quietly slips into bed next to Selena.
Almost as soon as he falls asleep…
Sunday, Day Seven
Owen’s left, but the rest of the gang is still here…
After a quick bath Selena uses her spare time to study Parenting.
Kendrick and George leave but party animal Malcolm Landgraab stays in the hot tub all night.
Nico’s up again. This time Selena’s on diaper duty.
Angie warned all of the parents that she’s seen wild hyenas roaming around the island, and here’s the first sighting! Where’s the baby? Is the baby inside?!
Oh, good, there he is. No hyena or dingo kidnapping today!
After confirmation that baby Nico is safe and sound, Selena and Connor have a romantic breakfast on the deck and watch the sun rise.
Malcolm: Hey… hey… Guys… a little help here… I’m STUCK!!!!
After breakfast Connor calls Fitz Biltmore to see if his auto shop is completed and operational.
Connor is now the owner of Oceanside Customs and Auto Repair (I changed the name later)! Connor immediately heads down to the shop to get everything in order for launch day.
Oceanside Customs is located on the corner of Biltmore Highway and Lambswool Lane strategically placed in front of the new Landgraab Ferry that will shuttle cars over to the Business District as soon as it’s available.
Another junk car awaits Connor in the garage and he gets right to work. He nicknames this one Buster.
George is the first to stop by and check out Connor’s shop.
Next is Vivian Landgraab. Hopefully she’s not here to complain about her hubby giving Connor 50,000 simoleons to open the shop!
And lastly, Becca Goodacre arrives. This is a good start Connor. The Landgraabs and the Goodacres have the most money on the island. Maybe you could sell that import car today!
Buster is being uncooperative just like all of the other fixer cars.
*Gasp* Vivian went right to the SUV with the weird writing on it. We might sell a car today!!
George picks up one the cool remote control race cars.
Connor rushes upstairs to sell Vivian on the SUV.
Connor: …there’s no way you’re going to be able to get you, Malcolm and the three kids into Bullet. You definitely need a bigger car.
Vivian: But why do I need a car when Noelee can just drive us around wherever we want to go?
This is how the rich stay rich people – they don’t spend their money!
BECCA!!! What will Owen say!
Connor distracts Becca with a mushy romance movie and sneaks away from her advances…
and tries to sell that car!
Connor: You will be the only sim on the island who will have this particular model!
Vivian: I do like to have things before everyone else does…
Connor has to leave Vivian on her own in order to ring up George.
Unfortunately it looks like Vivian gave up on the SUV and joins the others looking at the remote control cars.
Since the shop is right on the beach Connor thought that an outdoor shower would make sense.
Viv nabs herself a remote control car also and is ready to be rung up.
Good job Firestone! You have sold two things!
It’s getting late and Connor is ready to close up shop for the day.
However, Mrs. Landgraab was waiting at the check out. What’s that sly look for Viv?
Wait… She left! And she took the other remote control car she was going to buy with her! THIEF!!!
Oblivious to the theft that just occurred, Connor escorts all of the customers out for the day and heads home.
Back at the house…
Malcolm is still here. Swimming in your ocean. My guess is the wailing of three kids is really getting to him. He doesn’t want to leave!
Selena awakens and takes a quick shower…
and takes care of Nico.
Connor’s back. My look at the weeds and the trash. Someone needs to take care of that stat!
Tomorrow is Nico’s transition day!
Selena’s ready to turn in for the night when…
Monday, Day Eight
With the overgrown bushes, weeds, and the junky car the Firestones have the worst front yard in Oceanside.
Connor’s on diaper duty while Selena’s passed out on the back deck.
Second pregnancies are really hard for the women of Oceanside. I’m scared to see what their third pregnancies will look like!
After Selena’s “nap” the couple has a chance to sit down and eat breakfast together. Connor starts his new job today at the shop.
As Selena goes back to bed, Connor practices his sales pitch in the mirror.
Then he’s off to his first day at work!
Selena calls Angie over to help her out with Nico. What is the first thing Angie did? Get to work on Selena’s unkempt lawn! Angie is the best sim in this whole neighborhood!!
Selena’s best friend Minka Yomoshoto comes by to help Selena with Nico’s birthday party. Minka is still pretty upset about the whole Kendrick and Brodie thing but she’s here to help her bestie no matter what.
*double waddling cuteness*
Hey Lars Shadow, mailman, what’s with the face?
Lars: This yard is atrocious! They should be fined! They’re bringing all of our property values down!
You are right *even though you have no property to worry about*. A new law will be made that if a resident does not keep their yard tidy for 4 consecutive days they will be fined 500 simoleons!
Connor gives the ring back to the customer. He’s not a thief like that Vivian Landgraab!
Ugh… we need that money, though 🙁
Now we know the REAL reason for the cleaning spree. Angie thinks Selena is hawt!
A tired Selena heads to bed for a quick nap before the birthday party.
Minka, the awesome bestie that she is, invites over all of Selena’s and Connor’s friends as well as the toddlers. She even invites Kendrick and his floozy. Minka is the bigger person after all.
Then she goes to work making the hot dogs for the guests.
Kendrick and Brodie barely get on the lot before they start pawing all over each other.
Connor returns home just in time for the party and the cake!
I don’t know what happened. I don’t know if it was the Kendrick and Brodie love-fest or if she was afraid to throw a party, but Minka lost it.
So I checked her panel and I saw this. This happened before she caught Kendrick and Brodie woohooing at Gwyneth Landgraab‘s transition party. That seals the deal. Kendrick only wants to be with Brodie!
“Everybody dance now!”
Angie’s working it!
Minka thoughtfully put the cake on the beach, Connor’s favorite place.
Nico immediately starts whining about being stinky. Must be Monday.
For the first time ever the other toddlers make it to the beach in time for the transition, even if they’re only there to eat the sand.
While everyone’s wishing Nico happy birthday…
Minka is having a melt-down!
After having a “session” with the imaginary therapist Minka seems to be on the mend.
Everyone tries to pretend they didn’t see what they just saw.
Connor scoops up Nico to take him to the bathroom for his makeover when…
WHAT THE WOOHOO MINKA!!!! WHAT IS WRONG BABY GIRL????
Therapist: I just fixed her! Did you break her again?!
I didn’t do anything! She just went to the bathroom and fell out on the floor. Fix her better this time!
Therapist: I see what the problem is. She needs a job and an SO that doesn’t cheat on her!
Minka: Thank you Doctor!
Thank goodness it was only Connor that saw her go crazy the second time…
Nico Firestone is a 6-3-4-2-10 Pisces. He’s interested in entertainment, travel, and Sci-Fi but his dream hobby is Tinkering like his dad. He’s friendly like his mom and rebellious like his father.
Everyone’s friend Angie Killeen tries to cheer up Minka with tickles, but Minka is not having any of that right now 🙁
Soon the bathroom becomes the hot spot that everyone wants to be at. Minka is trapped in the room with a bunch of girls she doesn’t know or like. Apparently there’s a meeting in the ladies’ room.
Selena woke up sometime between Nico’s transition and Minka’s meltdowns. To celebrate Nico’s birthday Selena lights the firecracker that she bought on her trip to the Oceanside Fire Station.
Wooooo! Too bad you’re the only one outside that can see it!
Like they would be anywhere else.
Sadie: The something-on-your-shirt gag, she totally fell for it!
Sadie! You’re the president of The Against The Mean Girls Club. Why are you acting like a Mean Girl?!
Sadie: That shit was funny!
Thank goodness that’s over!
The Firestones almost forgot to pay their taxes. Yep. That’s all they got to give.
Lucky for them, Vivian Landgraab was so annoyed by their crappy lawn that she took it upon herself to prune and pull weeds.
Tuesday, Day Nine
Don’t you just love it when you’re trying to sleep and some baby crawls in crying because he wants to be bigger?
It’s birthin’ time!
Here he is! Vin (because who has the time to pronounce Vince) Firestone has his father’s tan skintone and his mother’s dark brown eyes and black hair.
W-Where are you going Selena? Don’t you want to hold and cuddle your newborn son?
Selena: Yeah, fuck that I’m going back to sleep.
That’s OK Selena. Connor is here to care for the little one. He’s so freaking happy! Even the painting behind him is happy!
Nico found the robot toy that he got for his birthday. It’s his new favorite thing!
Connor’s already in pretty good shape but he knows, with this new job, that he has to be fit. A little jump rope before work should help him lean up.
Oh no! The hyena is back!
AWWWWW! What was I worried for? The hyena just wants love too ^.^
Selena: *doesn’t even care that a wild dog could eat her son*
Look out now! Connor has reached maximum buffness!
However he didn’t gain a body skill point before having to go to work.
With both boys safely tucked away from wild dingo-hyenas, Selena relaxes a bit and resumes studying Parenting. Hey Selena, is there a chapter there that tells you not to leave a toddler alone with a strange animal?
Vin’s wailing finally brought mother and son together.
And Angie was called once again to help Selena out.
A bit of a delayed reaction but, yes Connor, you are rather fit.
I guess he wanted to flex his other muscle…
eep! While you too are making woohoo Vin is starving to death! I don’t know what’s going on with these parents!
Don’t worry baby, Selena’s coming to feed you!
Hunger crisis averted!
Nico: *cries because he’s about to piss himself*
Connor: Sorry Bro, the ocean is calling me.
He seriously went surfing instead of taking care of his kid!
Eventually Selena grabs Nico, cleans him up…
and feeds him.
Thank you all for reading! ^.^
Notes: Even though Selena owns the Primary and Secondary Schools she cannot “claim” them as her businesses until they are unlocked (i.e. count towards how many businesses owned). Technically I shouldn’t count the school field either, but I think other sims will want to go to play sports, etc. so I’m letting her count that one.
The Schools and the Field are “Government” buildings so they are owned by Selena but she does not have to pay taxes on them (or pay back the loan she had to get to buy them). Same goes for the Bank, Post Office and the Fire Station. Oceanside Customs, Goodacre’s Grocery Store, and the Church are not and therefore the loan needs to be repaid and taxes collected.
With Minka’s double breakdown she is one more breakdown away from opening the Therapist career for another sim. Yay?
Credits: Oceanside Customs’ exterior is modeled after George Wilson’s Garage from the movie The Great Gatsby (the Leonardo DiCaprio one). The Auto Mechanic career is by Charleeheart at MTS. Castaway Stories Hyenas can be found here on MATY.