Thursday, May 5, 2016

TS4- Neighborhood Rotation: Meet the Neighbors!

Welcome!  I am making this post for anyone who is new to the "Keeping Up with the Jones's" neighborhood rotation but doesn't want to read 50+ posts.  I will try to do my best to outline what's going on in each household.  At the time that I'm writing this I'm actually 13 chapters ahead of this in the game so forgive me if I mess something up!

Willow Creek


This is the part of the Jones family currently living in the Jones mansion.  Starting from the right is Sebastian Jones.  Sitting next to him is his wife Andrea (Landgraab) Jones.  To her right is their son Adam.  They have two other children, Adam's twin sister Ashley and their eldest Kaylie.  Beside him is his daughter Quinn and his wife Zoe (Zest) Jones.  Adam and Zoe got together on their birthday and she got pregnant with Quinn that night.  There really isn't much going on in the household right now.


This is Avery Valdivia and her cousin Jaxton Nunn.  Both of their families were killed in the recent epidemic that took 30 sim's lives.  They don't get along very well but Avery felt bad for Jaxton and had him move in with her after his parents died.  Other than that, not much going on here.


Meet the Goth family.  Starting on the left is Alexander Goth.  Next to him is his wife Scarlet (Firecracker) Goth.  On the couch closest to them is their son Marshall and his girlfriend Mallory.  On the other couch is his twin Maxwell and her twin Mary, who are also dating.  Not much else to say about this household for now.  Moving on...


Starting from the right is Evan Fogel.  His son Keith and his wife Carlie (Purdue) Fogel.  Keith just recently aged to teen.  I haven't decided what to do with him yet.  They own a bakery.


Okay, starting from the left is Lyle Landis.  Sitting with him is his girlfriend Rosa Lothario.  On the other couch is Ricky Westbrook.  Lyle and Ricky haven't been in the neighborhood for very long.  Rosa just recently moved in.  Ricky is dating Kaci Pancakes.


Alrighty, starting on the left is Dillon Pancakes, next to him is his sister Kaci.  On the other couch is Chandler and his wife Paisley (Jones) Pancakes.  Kaci is dating Ricky Westbrook next door and Dillon has a crush on Candy Behr.


Meet Rocco Lothario and his wife Skye (Goth) Lothario.  They are expecting their first baby.

Oasis Springs


This is the Landgraab family.  Starting on the right is Daxton, his son Jace and his daughter Braelyn.  In the chair is his sister Veronica.  Veronica is dating Wolfgang Munch.  Daxton and his wife Krystle recently divorced.  He has a teen daughter Hannah who is currently living across the street with the Nobles because she was so upset over the divorce.


This is the Noble family.  Starting on the left is Lark, her brother Tobias is next to her and their half-alien sister Nebula next to him.  Their father Alex is on the next couch with his wife Alisha (L'Amour) Noble and their eldest son Aaron.  The girl in the chair is Aaron's girlfriend Hannah Landgraab.  Aaron and Hannah had just started dating when her parents got a divorce and Alisha invited her to stay at the house.


Starting in the chair is Alisha Noble's twin brother Isaias L'Amour.  On the couch is his wife Tara (DaSilva) L'Amour and their twin daughters Aubree and Alyssa.  I'm totally clueless with what to do with this family.  I love them but haven't played them since the twins aged to children.


This is Charlie, Alexander's brother and his wife Buffy (Jones) Goth.  They have triplet daughters that you'll meet next.  I really don't play them anymore since the girls all got married.


Across the street is the first of the triplets Star (Goth) Casey and her new husband Nick.  I haven't played them since the wedding at this point but let me just give you a hint... trouble is brewin'!


Next door is the 2nd triplet Shea (Goth) Castellanos, her husband Zayne and step-daughter Alessandra.  Zayne moved to the neighborhood with his daughter shortly after his wife's death and met Shea.  Once again, haven't played them since the wedding and really not sure what to do with them right now.


The 3rd and last of the triplets is on the left, her name is Suri (Goth) Lothario.  Next to her is her husband Angelo and his brother Dominick.  In the chair is Dominick's girlfriend Kaylie Jones.  Not much going on in this house right now... but there will be soon.


 Next door is Zander Zest and his new wife Julia (Hanchett) Zest.  Julia is the foster sister of Nick Casey.  Not much going on here other than the recent wedding.


On the other side is Zander's younger brother Xavier and his fiance Ashley Jones.  They just got engaged.



This is the only ghost in the neighborhood Dwight Carter.  He used to live in a big house with a family in Oasis Springs but after they all died in the epidemic he moved to this smaller house in Windenburg.  I haven't decided what to do with Dwight but he will be in some upcoming chapters!


This is Sierra Fogel and her roommate Dayton Weller.  Sierra used to live in the Goth mansion with her uncle Alexander and family but was so distraught by her parents deaths in the epidemic that she made the crazy decision to move in with Dayton shortly after meeting him.  There is no romance going on there... yet?


This is Krystle (Purdue) Landgraab.  Recently divorced from Daxton Landgraab.  At first he let her stay in the mansion but then he caught her with a guy in the middle of the night just outside of the kids bedrooms and kicked her to the curb.  She's miserable because all she ever wanted was to live in a mansion and now Daxton has taken that away from her.  I don't actually play her anymore but I decided to put her in this post so you could meet her.


Kendall Goth recently moved in with her boyfriend Paulo Rocca.  They live with 3 other sims but I don't play any of them.  Kendall's parents and younger brother died in the epidemic.  Yet another household I don't know what to do with right now.  Do you see a pattern?  LOL 

You're pretty much caught up.  I didn't give all the sims lineage because it got way too wordy and I figured nobody would remember that much information anyway.  You're ready to start on the chapter where I changed the rotation from just documenting what was going on in the houses to actively creating a story for them...

Chapter 53 


  1. I do think this works well as an introduction. I know I'll be referencing it as I read going forward. Although I'll probably this 50 chapters someday anyway, it's nice to know I don't have to do that first.

    1. Thanks. A little consolation is that they aren't all in the next 13 chapters... I think it's 13 after this one that are written. Mainly the ones that I said what was currently happening in their house or that something would be happening soon. I've also got screenshots for half an unwritten chapter that I most likely won't publish until after the book club. As far as lineage goes almost every chapter has a genogram family tree for each family to remind everyone of who they all are.