“Keeping Up With The Landgraabs”
Warnings: bribery, shirtless Rocky Kotsomiti, messy Malcolm, sims that won’t take no for an answer, and a naked bum.
Wednesday, Day 10
“Moving On Up”
The Landgraabs, the wealthiest family in Oceanside, outgrew their tiny condo last season. They challenged builder Fitz Biltmore to create a lovely mansion on Landgraab Lake worthy of a Landgraab yet still befitting the “Oceanside style.” Landgraab Manor was Biltmore’s answer and today is move-in day!
Vivian Landgraab, town treasurer and banker, is the first inside the new home. She immediately brings infant Tabitha to her new room that she shares with her sister.
Politician Malcolm X is next with Tabitha’s twin Malcolm Moneywell Landgraab. Little Malcolm has a room all to himself on the second floor.
The Landgraab’s eldest child, Gwyneth, is free to roam the manor at her leisure.
Being the social butterfly that she is, Vivian has to be a member of every social club that exists in Oceanside. When she found out that the Garden Club was a real thing she knew she had to do whatever it takes to join. Now that she has the best house in town — with the best landscaping — she knows she will be a shoe-in for the snooty Garden Club!
While Viv tidies-up the front entry for the Garden Club’s inspection, Malcolm is…
Hey, where is Malcolm?
He’s upstairs playing with the remote-controlled car that Viv stole from Oceanside Customs like the man-child that he is!
Hark! Who goes there? Why, it is the hair-flipping King of the Garden Club, Rocky Kotsomiti!!
Viv wastes no time dilly-dallying and asks Rocky for a membership straight away.
Hey, if you approve Vivian for membership maybe she’ll let you live in her old condo now that Noelee moved in with Yasmin?
Rocky: Garden Club, Assemble!
Enter the Garden Club Mod Squad of Heaven Gallo and Bruce Jelleff! (OK, Angie isn’t part of the Garden Club. She was just walking by but she looks rad in this shot!)
Rocky: Let’s inspect this mug!
Heaven checks out the topiaries…
Bruce examines the white roses…
and Rocky — what the hell are you doing, Rocky? You’re not supposed to be swimming during the inspection!
Some kind of way Rocky swam to the Landgraab’s boat and climbed aboard to inspect it!
*shit I didn’t know was possible #852*
Nursing… Like a Boss.
Gwyneth found the activity table and did a victory dance after finishing her first drawing.
Malcolm finally greets Nanny Angie Killeen who has been lurking outside…
and Scientist Achilles Brook.
Rocky pretty much just supervises what the other GC inspectors are doing while walking around shirtless and tossing his mane.
Achilles heads inside to christen the pool table.
Now that Angie has the future Mayor all to herself she can talk to him about the laws she would like put into place in Oceanside. Laws like hiring a social worker to look out for the welfare of the mistreated children, and making adult/teen woohoo against the law.
Malcolm: Yeah, that’s all very interesting but did you hear there’s a burglar running lose? Catching her is the highest priority! She might try to shoot us!
Rocky catches Heaven inspecting the ELECTRICAL BOXES! If Vivian gets approved we know it will be because she bribed the Garden Club! Electrical boxes are not landscaping!
Malcolm prepares lunch for the guests of the manor.
I guess money (and the promise of a roof over your head) can buy anything. Welcome to the Garden Club, Viv!
Malcolm and guests sit down for lunch meat sandwiches…
while the girls finish their lunch.
When mechanic Connor Firestone…
and farmer Owen Goodacre show up…
Viv thinks it’s a good time to head down to the Oceanside Bank & Loan and check on things.
She has the royal wave down pat.
Before she leaves I remember to cash all of the checks she has from the residents.
Good job, Viv!
Rocky and Bruce just can’t get enough of Vivian. They are the first to arrive at the bank.
The last customer is reviewer Beckett Graham. Let’s see what he thinks of Viv’s fine establishment.
Viv tries to help her Garden Club founder, but he still wants nothing of her pushy sales tactics.
Beckett is concerned, just like the other residents, about the rumored burglar running lose on the island. Even though he hasn’t many belonging in his cave, he wants to protect what little he has. Viv has just the thing for him!
Beckett: That’s exactly what I need! But I don’t have any money. Can I pay you Tuesday for a safe today?
Vivian: *rages* What the hell did you come in here for if you’re broke? This is a bank not a swap meet!
Vivian Landgraab doesn’t fuck around when it comes to money, yo.
Beckett: *writes* She’s soooo mean!
Beckett continues on his endless loop of “I can’t find shit” which annoys Vivian and myself to no end.
Luckily Viv is nicer than I am and continues to help the penniless Beckett with a smile on her face.
Which works in her favor!
Of course she picks the money.
Viv has a customer with an expensive bag!!
She’s still terrible at the register but rings Bruce up in a somewhat timely manner.
I guess her pushiness paid off. Rocky is next to be rung up.
Beckett now has enough material for his column in Oceanside Today. How did Viv do?
Woot! All of that yelling at Beckett paid off. Vivian is the first resident to receive a Best of the Best award. Being a Landgraab really does have it’s privileges.
Vivian proudly displays her award on the wall with her first simoleon.
And she earns herself a bronze register badge. Everything is coming up Vivian today!
After the boys leave Viv restocks and heads home.
Back at the house…
The pool table has become the Landgraabs’ hot spot.
Malcolm greets doctor Minka Yomoshoto and Kent Healey. Please Kent, Matisse already lost one man to Minka — don’t you start too!
Another walk-by — this time seamstress Dawn Lambswool – Malcolm’s BFF.
Achilles rescues his girl Minka from the clutches of Kent…
and finally falls in love with her! Too bad she only has eyes for Diego…
The twins are stinky and hungry, as per usual.
While a talking Gwyneth demands attention from Connor.
This is how it starts, Minka. Kent has long conversations with you and the next thing you know you’re making out with him! Just ask Matisse and Noelee!
Malcolm whips up Goopy Carbonara for dinner.
Dawn: The blue hats you ordered for you and Angie are ready to go! Do you need any more? Anybody else joining your fancy club? Like a local seamstress… Huh?
Minka: *totes ignores Dawn and keeps eating*
Viv is back from the bank however she misses out on the yummy Goopy Carbonara. A left-over sandwich is her dinner.
Since it was late, Malcolm says goodnight to his guests.
And puts Gwyn to bed.
Thursday, Day 11
“One Club Down, One To Go”
While her parents sleep peacefully…
Gwyn the escape artist roams free.
At dawn Tabitha and Little Malcolm awaken and are in need of changing.
A very stinky Gwyneth tries to clean herself the best way she can. Where is your father?
You did not drop you son on the ground so you could play with the car! Oh, Malcolm!
That’s better, sheesh!
After a diaper change and a feeding, Viv brings Bitsy (Viv’s nickname for Tabitha) to Little Malcolm’s room for brother/sister baby gym bonding time.
Gwyn needs to work on her friendships!
While Viv takes a long hot bath…
Malcolm burps out the breakfast he just made. Oh, Malcolm!
Soon it’s time for Malcolm to leave for work.
Vivian: Honey, if you get a promotion you can have some woohoo tonight!
Vivian Landgraab. Queen of The Bribes.
Malcolm drives off in Bullet, the car made for him by Connor.
Vivian sees Angie walking by and runs out to catch her. Not only can she help her with the kids today, Viv can also try to impress her so she can join the Blue Hat Society. So far it’s not going too well.
Vivian: …and if I join the Blue Hat Society we could play all kinds of games at meetings like Don’t Wake The Llama!
Angie: I HATE Don’t Wake The Llama. Dumbest game ever.
Viv leaves Angie alone to play a game she knows she likes…
while she does her chores around the house.
After a while Angie pitches in and helps with the cleaning…
and with the parenting.
Minka also stops by for a game of pool. Now Viv can schmooze the Blue Hats and maybe get an invite!
At lunch Minka gives Vivian the runaround every time she brings up the club. It’s like her bestie doesn’t want her to be in it. Viv is visibly shocked and offended.
Viv leaves the girls to talk and takes a quick shower.
Vivian: I don’t want to be in their stupid club anyway. Hmph!
Gwyneth: Why am I not potty trained yet!
Because your parents have better things to do with their lives than teach you the toddler skills. It’s better you learn this sooner rather than later.
Gwyneth: *cries in disgust*
There, there. Ask Angie. She loves you.
Angie and Minka: *besties!*
Vivian: *grumbles* Fuck those bitches.
Vivian! That’s no way for a lady to talk!
Malcolm: *struts* I think I was promised woohoo if I got a promotion, ahem!
Still pissed off, Vivian begrudgingly says good night to Minka and Angie.
Malcolm puts Gwyn to bed…
Then it’s feeding and bed time for the twins…
then Malcolm gets his reward.
Friday, Day 12
“The Mayor’s Ball”
In the wee hours of the morning Vivian begins teaching Gwyneth how to walk.
Sorry Beckett, no one cares if you are their friend or not.
At breakfast Vivian brings up an idea that she’s had all season. She really wants to have a housewarming party and show off their new mansion to the neighbors but she would like to do something more fancy. Malcolm loves the idea and they both decide to throw a ball at the house and to invite the whole neighborhood.
Then he proceeds to fart on his wife. ~Classy~
The couple takes a nap before their big night tonight…
and call Angie to watch the munchkins.
See, I told you Auntie Angie would help potty train you! She’s the only one that cares.
It’s almost party time! The elder Landgraabs pick out their finest formals for the event.
Viv takes a little bit longer to get ready. She has to pop all of those pimples before meeting her public.
As the guests arrive a certain unwanted guest is among them.
Sadie: Did you really think I would go anywhere without my Flour Sack Baby!?
I had really hoped that you would’ve left him at home.
Culinary hobbyist Paragon Barrett finds his teenage love, newsie Frankie Cloak, and gives her a huge hug.
Heaven and music and dance hobbyist Edwina Goddard are both quite appalled at the ass-grabbery from newsie Calvin O’Gill and tinkerer Abbot Moulden.
Priest Becca Goodacre seems to approve of cashier Cindy Lou Larsen and Angie sucking face.
Achilles flirts with Frankie right in front of Minka hoping to get some kind of reaction from her, but Minka is more concerned with Sadie’s mental well-being.
Vivian finally emerges with a chip and dip platter for her guests.
Connor and his wife, teacher Selena Firestone, sneak a quick kiss in the dining room. Watch out — it looks like Beckett is creepily watching you two.
Even though their relationship is a mess and they are barely on speaking terms, Matisse Troubadour goes in for a kiss with baby-daddy Diego Bossanova!
She is categorically denied!!
OK! She is making out with your man right in front of your face! Achilles should just pack up and move back into his cave. There is no love coming from Minka’s direction.
Natural scientist Yasmin Onnen and “roommate” driver Noelee Andrews have been all over each other since the ball started. Of course that doesn’t stop Kent from thinking he still has a chance with Noelee.
Even though things didn’t work out with Diego, Matisse feels they can still patch things up. Maybe even be friends again — at least for their daughter Cyan’s sake.
She’s still at it — which amuses chef George Lambswool and Paragon to no end.
Malcolm is worried about Sadie losing it at the Mayor’s Ball. This is supposed to be the lady that protects everyone from the evil burglar!
Malcolm: Do you need me to shake some sense into you! How can I promote you to a police officer if you’re carrying around a sack of flour and calling it your baby?! Sim up!!
Kent: You sure do look hot in that dress Noelee… Mmmm-hmmm!
Noelee: Would you mind getting the hell out of here so I can make out with my lady?!
Calvin: Don’t feel bad. I’ll make out with you. *wink wink*
Kent: No, no, I’m good. Thanks.
Noelee: This fool is not going to try to hit on me again… is he?
Yep, he is.
I just love seeing mailman Lars Shadow in his formal wear.
Noelee: Look Kent, you were fun to make out with but I. DO NOT. WANT YOU! Go find your girlfriend and LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE!!!!
Sadie straightened up a bit and reminded herself she was at a party with her main squeeze Fitz. Hopefully that sack of flour is gone for the evening.
Vivian: *giggles* Malcolm is cooking the dinner for everyone.
Matisse: Oh no! *giggles*
Vivian: Let’s hope he doesn’t burn it like he did that oatmeal!
Matisse finally makes her way to her boyfriend, rescuing him from Noelee’s wrath in the process.
I’m still really creeped out how Achilles and Paragon keep passing Frankie back and forth. Ick.
Even though Kendrick is the musician in the family, Matisse looks very elegant tickling the ivories during the party.
Malcolm begins serving dinner (which he did not burn, TYVM!)
However Vivian soon realizes that the food will run out very quickly. She orders buffet trays and sets them out on the back patio.
Minka hides away in Malcolm’s office to eat alone when someone else comes in to sit with her… Can Minka and Brodie have a civil dinner together?
Heaven and other GC member Tiara Hough are also anti-social and eat in the Tea Room.
Selena is so nice. She tips Matisse’s horrible piano playing even though she’s not there anymore.
What the heck do you have against Selena, Beckett?
Finally! The first annual Mayor’s Ball was a success!
After the party Malcolm attends to his poor, forgotten children.
And Vivian happily cleans up all of the mess.
Saturday, Day 13
Malcolm is the first to rise and starts potty training Gwyneth. Boy does she have a long way to go!
Malcolm studies in his office before work.
Creeper Frankie peeks through the window as she delivers the morning paper.
Frankie: *sings* I wish I could be part of your wooooorld.
Vivian calls all of their friends and toddlers together for the twins’ birthday party.
Gavin Biltmore, Antonio Lambswool, and Aria Mason-Troubadour bust a move with the radio!
I… I don’t know what to say…
Malcolm’s grammar is about as good as mine. Better put it through the word processor!
Vivian makes sure Bitsy is clean and fed before bringing her down to the cake.
Minka finally has a chance to get Diego all to herself. She wastes no time letting him know how she feels. Diego is ecstatic.
With Malcolm still at work Matisse pitches in and brings Little Malcolm to the cake.
Then it’s Bitsy’s turn!
The celebration ends with a fancy dip kiss by Minka and Diego.
The toddlers are, of course, oblivious that two new members have joined their ranks.
Stop ruining my toddler OTP Heath Biltmore and Cyan Troubadour-Bossanova! You two are meant to be together!
Matisse and Dawn head to the hot tub.
And George tosses Gwyneth up into another atmosphere.
Time for Little Malcolm’s make-over!
Malcolm Moneywell Landgraab is an 8-8-6-6-7 Taurus with high interests in the paranormal and sci-fi (oh boy!). He shares a passion for fitness with his Mom. He’s a social butterfly like his father and a hopeless romantic like his mother.
All of the excitement from the day has left poor Malcolm all tuckered out. He collapses on the girls’ rug.
That Faith Goodacre is always smiling. Her sister Eve is still chewing on her fingers, I see.
Minka and Diego cannot keep their hands off of each other. I really don’t know what I’m going to do about these two!
Tabitha is a 1(ouch!)-4-10-10-10 Sagittarius with high interests in sports, school and animals (and absolutely no interest in politics. Guess she won’t be filling her father’s shoes!). Her true hobby is nature. She has a good sense of humor like her dad but she’s a snob like her mom.
Yes! After those first two seasons of absolutely no promotions, Malcolm gets two during this one!
Malcolm: Is the “woohoo if I get a promotion” deal still valid?
I’m not quite sure if the toddler guests are having a good time or not.
Sadie: I know Flour Sack Baby is having a good time! Aren’t you Sacky-wacky?
Oh my! I guess the offer was still valid.
No worries. The Bank of Oceanside can stand to lose a little one day. Let’s not make this a habit.
Bitsy seems a bit unsure of having her first huggle with Heath Biltmore. What would her parents say?
Oh, what the heck. Huggle away!
Even with the woohoo? Still a snoozer?
Bitsy looks a lot like Vivian.
Viv puts Bitsy down for a nap.
While Little Malcolm eats the girls’ dolls.
Viv’s mind is still on the Blue Hat Society. She can’t stand the fact that there’s a club she can’t get in. She needs to figure out some kind of scheme in order to become a member. But she’ll think about that tomorrow.
Because tomorrow is another day.
Notes: I meant to have a Welcome Wagon get-together and totally spaced. Will do on the next Landgraab update. Thankfully all of the woohoo never led to chimes… Woot!
Thank you for reading! ^.^