Warnings: gifs, adultery, domestic violence, electrocution, toddler angst.
Previously on The Oceanside Project: Troubadour …
Saturday, Day Six
At the end of Spring Matisse Troubadour moved out of the condo she shared with her brother Kendrick and into Malcolm Landgraab’s former bachelor pad with her newborn daughter Cyan.
Right now Matisse is the town’s only lawyer but her heart is in art. She hopes to max out her arts & crafts enthusiasm so she can start the Artist career and open an Art Gallery.
On the 2nd floor balcony Matisse put together a mini art studio where she paints. She even has a spot for Cyan to lay as she teaches her proper technique.
Oh, I see we’re recreating Becca in Green on Pink 2.0 again!
Becca: T-That doesn’t look anything like me…
I know Becca. We have to humor Matisse, OK?
Matisse’s best friend town Treasurer Vivian Landgraab stops by to check on her and Cyan.
At the same time Noelee Andrews, taxi, bus and carpool driver extraordinaire, jogs by.
Matisse tells Noelee that her other bff Minka Yomoshoto is starting a social club called the Blue Hat Society and that maybe they all can join! Noelee doesn’t seem too impressed.
Oh Noelee! You’ve got a thing for Kendrick and his sister Matisse?
It’s lunch meat sandwich making time!
Vivian would prefer not to be dining with “the help” but she’s dealing with it with a smile. She doesn’t understand why Matisse needs to be friends the chauffeur.
As it starts to get late Matisse grabs Cyan…
and changes her diaper in her new nursery.
Vivian sees Minka walking by and uses it as an excuse to get away from her awkward conversation with Noelee to greet her.
Matisse is happy to see Minka, of course. But she feels there’s some kind of weird tension between them and she doesn’t understand why.
After a quick bath…
Matisse returns to her painting.
And Minka fondles a raccoon.
Viv wonders why her two friends are barely speaking?
Matisse finishes the painting and hangs it in Cyan’s room.
Then heads to bed.
Sunday, Day Seven
Matisse releases some tension and anger through the pottery wheel.
But I see what Matisse really wants to use for her tension and anger!
Matisse hangs the new blue plate next to her green plate in the kitchen 🙂
After a quick shower Matisse is back to the easel with Becca in Green on Pink 3.0.
Cyan: I know why the caged bird sings…
Oh look, Angie Killeen was replaced by a hunky new Arts & Crafts Hobbyist. Maybe we should teleport him over and take a look?
Hmmm… let’s clean him up a bit shall we…
Matisse drops everything to meet new Arts & Crafts Hobbyist Kent Healey. Kent is a Popularity Aries (I think my game is only capable of making NPCs that are Popularity Aries) who likes hard working girls that wear glasses. Since they both share a passion for art Matisse invites Kent in to show him her, ahem, sketches…
Before that, Cyan must be dealt with.
After Cyan is fed and put to bed Matisse whips up mac & cheese for Kent.
Some time during the day Matisse broke her dishwasher. Connor Firestone is the most mechanical out of her neighbors. Matisse decides to call him in the morning to see if he can repair it.
Right now, however, Matisse is having a good time with Kent watching the boxing match on TV.
and hanging out all night long.
Believe me, one bolt is a good thing for Matisse. She’s never had more than one bolt with anyone!
Monday, Day Eight
After Kent leaves Matisse tends to Cyan…
then goes to bed for the night.
Matisse awakens with new hope. Things have been weird with Diego since she had Cyan. She’s felt anxious around him since the party at his house and she doesn’t know why. Hanging out with Kent was so easy…
Just as she was sending her taxes…
Matisse’s buddy politician Malcolm Landgraab, X stops by.
Matisse whips up fruit parfait for breakfast for herself and Malcolm.
Since Malcolm is technically the landlord, Matisse asks him if he would try to fix the broken dishwasher. Even though he has zero mechanical points, Malcolm says yes.
Matisse tries to soothe Malcolm’s bruised ego and scorched skin to try and make him feel better. Of course, the dishwasher is still broken…
Matisse convinces Malcolm to get into the hot tub and clean up.
Some fun splashing will take his mind off of his earlier trauma.
W-Wait… what are you doing???
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU TWO???!!!
Malcolm is a MARRIED MAN. Married to your best friend. YOU WERE HER BRIDESMAID FOR WATCHER’S SAKE!!!!
I just came here to have a good time and I’m honestly feeling so attacked right now!
Kendrick must be psychic or something. Malcolm, you’re just lucky Kendrick didn’t run over there and punch you in the face!
After all of the hanky-panky Matisse says good-night to Malcolm.
Tuesday, Day Nine
First thing in the morning Matisse calls Connor to see if he can come by and fix the dishwasher.
Or word has gotten out that Matisse Troubadour sleeps with sims’ husbands!
Guess the dishwasher will have to wait. Matisse returns to working on her painting.
Painting time is over…
Because it’s PARTY TIME! Today Cyan transitions to a toddler!!
As the guests arrive Heath Biltmore tries to get a cuddle from Eve Goodacre…
but is denied! (I feel this is the beginning of their epic love affair.)
Malcolm seems a bit nervous to have Vivian and Matisse so close to each other.
The other toddlers head down to the beach to eat some sand!
Make a wish Baby Cyan!
Toddler Cyan is a 5-9-6-3-7 Taurus with high interests in Sci-Fi, school and toys. Her OTH is Music and Dance (just like her Uncle and her Daddy!). She’s friendly like her dad and dramatic like her mom.
Minka was very forward and tried to goose Diego in the middle of his daughter’s birthday party, but Diego quickly and publicly shot her down.
Everyone was embarrassed for her.
But don’t worry. Matisse did something even more embarrassing to get the attention off of Minka. Because that’s what friends are for.
After begging her Daddy to hold her, Diego meets his little girl for the first time.
Denied again 🙁
The consummate politician. A liar and a cheater.
Diego’s new obsession is Brodie Mason so he tries a little flirting with her — which she shoots down. However, they became besties?
Minka corners Diego and goes in for a kiss, and Diego violently pushes her away!
Diego: Are you kidding me? Not at my daughter’s birthday party… Not in front of Matisse!
Diego’s a dick!
Then Matisse messes up. She must have had too many fuzzy llamas because she decided to go for the flirt with Kent…
Right in front of Diego!
Sadie: Where’s my popcorn? This is about to get good!
Diego is furious!
And smacks Matisse!!
Luckily Cyan didn’t witness any of the violence from her father to her mother. Becca kept her occupied with cuddles and playing.
Connor tries to help smooth the situation by fixing the dishwasher.
How could he treat her this way? Matisse didn’t know he could be so violent. All she did was harmless flirting! She could never love a sim that hit her. Diego and Matisse are through.
Eve: Let me love you!
Denied! Poor Evie. I see a massive Eve, Nico, Heath love triangle in the future.
The other couples seem to over compensate for all of the violence.
Diego tries a second time to win over Brodie.
Kendrick laughs at your incompetence, Diego.
As the party draws to an end George Lambswool is the first sim in Oceanside to become over-weight!
After the guests leave Matisse has a chance to do Cyan’s hair and change her outfit.
And to potty train her.
Cleaning the potty chair reminds Matisse of Cyan’s shit-head father.
While taking out the trash, Matisse sees Kent loitering around her front lawn.
She invites him back inside to help her finish off the birthday cake. Kent is super upset about what happened between Diego and Matisse.
Kent: No man should ever hit a woman!
He says as he caresses the cheek that was slapped.
Kent tries his best to cheer Matisse up.
and to take her mind off of what happened earlier today.
Cyan wakes up, heads past the couple, and finds her drawing table so she can make masterpieces just like her Mommy.
It’s a good thing the baby’s occupied…
Even though Matisse has major commitment issues, she figures she should give Kent a shot. He’s already 100 times better than Diego ever was to her. Matisse asks Kent to move in with her and Cyan.
No one has more than one simoleon over in that cave?
Thanks for reading!! ^.^
Notes: I was absolutely stunned when Malcolm and Matisse hooked up! That came out of nowhere. And I was deeply upset that Diego slapped around Matisse. I thought I had a mod where men couldn’t hit women but I guess I didn’t re-download it when I had to re-gather all of my cc. If anyone knows where that mod is please let me know, because it makes me sick to see my sims do it.
I had Kent move in with Matisse because 1. he knocked her up, and 2. Matisse had a higher score with him in two days than she had with other suitors. They ended up both being in love. If it doesn’t work out she can always kick him out of the condo 😛 But I really like Kent so I hope it does. Kent’s second aspiration is Pleasure and his LTW is to Own 5 top-level businesses.