Sunday, January 28, 2007

Stricklands 2 Round 5

Scenes drawn from Patrick's nightmare. The nightmare really shock Patrick up for awhile. He said it was so real, but he went to bed and woke up the next morning to being on the lawn again.

He told others later that in the dream, Brittany came over and brought a friend. Some Professor from college he didn't know. Things really got strange when he would interact with Brittany. The professor acted like they were together or something. From talking to kissing, she got mad.

(click picture for full effect, so many cheating items, GLITCH, the professor would not stop!!! ARRGH!!!)
The worst part of the dream is that this made the local paper.
Local citizen Patrick Strickland slammed by fiance just can't get a break. He invites his new love interest over and another lady stakes her claim to him. Patrick told local witnesses that the professor is wrong. Who would you believe a College Professor or the local man???

Luckily for Patrick, when he brought Brittany over no visitors were there. I think deep down the nightmare was his fear of rejection a second time. Then again I only heard the stories, I didn't know them.

The wedding went off without a hitch and with no sign of the nutty Professor. Or of Philip, the annoying cheating brother.

Patrick did invite Philip over during the party, but for his own fun and games.

Fighting during the wedding party? Their hate ran deep in this family. This is the second Strickland wedding with a fight in it.

Brittany was just upset that Philip had the gall to show up. He didn't want her in his life and here he is ruining her new life!

The local townies thought the whole thing was nutty, but who is to say who is correct? Townies wouldn't say who was at fault, but that it started when that alien was turned into a vampire. The wheels were rolling.....

Brittany had decided enough with her old life, new life new hair. The hair wasn't what Patrick saw in her anyway, he loved her for her.

As you can see here, many fights started off from these two ex-lovers. Philip seemed to stalk their house at times...

Another night, another fight. So much for brotherly love, huh?

It seems some of the Strickland friends are also Bubbettes friends. The vacing Bubbettes messed with a few sims around here for fun, remember?

Another visitor around the house, was none other than Morgan Strickland. Patrick showed her how she should be treated since she is pregnant.

Patrick favorite past time was making Morgan happy and that is what it seems he did that night. I think he got a thrill to keep reminding her what she was missing by getting rid of him. His plan was working so far he was able to keep both women happy in love with him.

Another day, another freaked out College student. This one loved talking to his friend, the Mr. Cup.

A picture of Patrick after he realized his crazy plan was working. He just knew Phlip was too mad at others to notice what he was doing with Morgan.

Stricklands / ?????????????


Stricklands Round 5

The story is Brittany thought all was a joke when she came to visit Philip. His kiss with Morgan meant nothing. Little did she know, that was not the case at all. Morgan was already there checking out the house.

Philip broke the news as nicely as he could, but nothing could make that nice. There is no nice way to do this, is there?

Brittany in total shock and denial. She danced with him as a kid! She was his first kiss! Why would he betray her? Why?

Aww, she isn't too happy about the whole thing. She really wanted to become Philip's wife. Who cared that Brant thought she would be happier with Patrick, not her at that time. Philip was her first love and she was upset.

Morgan took time away from the pool to break the news to Patrick. He too was taken back by the news. She had a NEW lover.

No matter what Patrick said, Morgan wasn't listening. Nope, over over over.

Morgan did have some second thoughts, Patrick was always there for her. Patrick supported her views. What did she do?

A little influence helped the newly single ones figure out what to do. They would show Philip/Morgan they were happier without them.

Morgan and Philip did not even try to save their friendship. Too much had been said and now it was all in ruins.

Well, Morgan and Philip wasted no time getting married. A few close friends, who would hopefully understand that their attraction was stronger.

Who crashed the party? Patrick, of course. He didn't care, Morgan was HIS and HIS ALONE! He would be willing to have both women than to let Philip have one. He would take better care of them than Philip could.

Quadrim was feeling the effect of getting older. He still had not earned his money for his LTW. Nightly routines consisted of him singing for tips in the living room. Weirdness....there is a name for this disease, it's FP (Fortune Pox).

Morgan's diary entry:
Hola my future self ~ I am married to Philip. Life is swell, well almost swell. After graduating college, I thought I was destined to marry Patrick Strickland. Due to a stupid dare from Brant Trooper, I realized I had more attraction to his brother Philip. What is strange is Patrick has started calling me again trying to work it out. He doesn't care I married his brother, he just wants to make sure I am ok. Hmm, did I pick the wrong brother???

KITTENS!!! (you will see them later, they are like the dogs)

Morgan's Diary:
Today Patrick called me again with a wild plan. He asked me to let him come visit. After one day with him, would I kindly decide if I made the right decision or not. What could it hurt? Unlike Philip and Brittany, I think Patrick and I can stay friends. Besides everyone else is at work right now.

Morgan's diary:
Wow diary, Philip can't find out about this. One minute I am taking a nice hot shower the next Patrick and I am hugging and kissing. He told me the breakup wasn't my fault, it was Philip's. Philip is the younger annoying brother, he did it to be mean. Patrick said I was the innocent victim.

Yeah, well you see where that diary entry led to, don't you? I guess they wanted one last jump in the hay together. She is married to Philip, you know.

Quadrim and the family cat Token. I always wondered about his FP and if he thought the cats would pay him for love or something.

Holly died. She was extremely happy at the time helping out with a painting for Quadrim. No one knew her time was up and she passed away before any grandkids arrived, which she really wanted.

Quadrim was really upset over Holly's death. You can see Heidi and Token came to see what happened to their mistress. Philip, on the other hand, could have cared less. He had his Morgan and that was all he needed. He was too busy at the hosital to notice any other problems.

He would have noticed his dad took comfort in the arms of a neighbor, Ginger Trooper. Who else? She came running over as soon as she heard and took care of Quadrim in her own way.

Morgan was too excited with her 'condition' to notice who was helping Quadrim. She was just happy he was in a better mood.

Patrick became a regular visitor around the house. His excuses ranged from wanting to play his drums or swim in the pool. No matter what the excuse, he was there. Why???

The next couple of days went past uneventfully. No more deaths, there was a birthday, but it was for Token. Token also retired then to chase the dust bunnies around under the beds.

Another symptom of FP is the want to open a home business. As you can see here, there are some poker tables and musical instruments around.



Troopers Round 5

Brant was fast to bring his fiance Melissa home with him when he returned from college. Melissa had Brant had many ideas of having the richest house in the neighborhood. Little did anyone know their other ideas.

Melissa had brought her friend Jan Tellerman over when she first visited. Jan still lives here, but refuses to discuss what she knows about the their conversations.

Great founder Ginger was not too excited about Melissa living in the house with Brant. She wanted to keep up appearances and did not like her son living with his girlfriend. She wanted them married first. Which is strange as she had so many lovers, I guess she just wanted to look perfect from the outside.

I did find Ginger's diary one day and she had the following note:

Dear Diary,
I was so happy to have Brant come home to our house after graduating. He even brought his nice fiance, Melissa with him. I expected a fast marriage from them. Mainly so I could try and top the Bubbettes' Wedding. I spoke with Melissa today about their wedding plans, I was shocked when she said they wouldn't do it right now. She needed to move up the business ladder first. WHAT? I need that wedding, I need to meet new friends. Why are they delaying?

Yes, it seems Melissa and Brant didn't want to get married right away. Could you blame Brant? His mom had lovers the whole time he was young. He remembered one time yelling in his crib while he had to wait for her to finish with one lover. Even though she swore she would be faithful, Brant was never sure if she was or not.

Rightfully so, as you see here. Andrew put in some toddler spy cams in the house. The system is still in that house since they now have 'trust' issues. Here she is with Cara Gothier. Good thing Andrew conviently forgot to check the footage. He just put them in at Ginger's urging, but refused to look.

Money was all these two really cared about. The even wrote some novels. Their best seller was 'How to Raise a Rich Influencing Family' it was on the best seller list for sometime.

Brant wanted Tucker to live forever or at least for his lifetime. He wasn't as picky at what made the pitter patter of little feet. Almost all the dogs that live here now are from Tucker's bloodline.

Don't you think Brant would know better than to spend his time outside at the telescope? They say he thought you gained knowledge from it, but no one can confirm this.

Melissa was the typical money hungry person. All about what she could get and how she would tell others. Here she is with Victoria Zeiss. I bet they are bragging about all the new people they have met.

Uncle Boogie!!! What happened to you? Is this how it started? I bet it was, they say Boogie claimed no knowledge of who said what that night.

Another day from Ginger's diary.

Dear Diary,
I approached the subject of get married with Melissa today. She still talks about work. I have tried explaining business. If she happens to die by her desk, her replacement will step over her body and complain about what she did wrong. The girl just doesn't want to do it yet. She has skills to learn and promotions to get. How must this look to our neighbors??

Melissa did bring some wonderful outfits to the Trooper house. The girl could and did shop a lot. She understood how appearances were important.

Oh the horror! Brant was abducted! I can just imagine how Ginger reacted to this. I did read her whole diary and her reaction to this incident was the bomb!

The Grand Dogs - Tucker and Abbey. Their offspring have populated the neighborhood. Ever seen what a large and small dog's puppy looks like? Don't worry, you will see them.

Ginger's Diary Entry:
Dear Diary,
Oh no! On one hand it is great, it seems Brant and Melissa are both pregnant. Great, huh? Not really, they still AREN'T married! I hope no one has noticed this yet. I have tried and tried to convince them but they keep saying no. Why is Brant doing this? He never knew about my lovers, I know this...I was always careful!

Oh, I see here is their wedding picture. I knew it had to be here somewhere. I wonder how they found a tux to fit over his belly?

Oh my, I found some evidence to what happened! Looky here! Is that Philip and Morgan? Hmm, I didn't know this happened at the wedding. What does this note mean on the back of the picture?
YES! Now my sister will have to break up with this guy! He was just not right for her....

They really must have enjoyed daring these two to kiss each other again. I can't believe it. Why would Brant just upset his family like this when everything seemed to be going swell? Why get her in a fight with one of her best friends?

Hmm, no more pictures from the wedding. The next picture is of Jewel. She arrived that evening to the welcoming arms of the family.

The elevator broke and almost got Andrew. The thing breaks still today.

Did Brant call a repairman to fix it? Nope, he was too cheap to do that. He influenced someone. He and Melissa seemed to enjoy influencing a lot of stuff, huh? Good or bad, they were into influencing things.

The last picture from that album is Melissa getting out of bed to deliver what? Did they have a boy or a girl? Hmm, no telling here. You will have to wait until the next album.

The Bubbettes / STRICKLANDS