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TRIriana
27th Jun 2009, 1:04 PM
Contest: Other


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/WifeSwapLogo.jpg

Do you have plans to torture your Sims? Want to throw them in at the deep-end, into a house they've never been in before - with a family so unlike theirs that it may drive them insane? Then you've come to the right place... You've come to Wife Swap. You're going to want to know what it is exactly that you need - and it's very simple! You need two families, a wife for each and at least one other family member: this can be a significant other, a mother or father figure, children, sibling(s)... you get the idea! Through pictures and writing you'll get the chance to detail just what's going on during the swap, and how horrendous it might be... whether each family learns something along the way is entirely up to you.


Rules

This contest is for TS2 and TS3.
Human Sims only.
The two families can be a minimum of two Sims and a maximum of six.
Any gender is allowed, however there must be two key Sims - the ones to be swapped over.
The wives and husband can be YA to Elder.
Photoshopping will not be needed, and pose hacks can be used.
Follow the usual forum photograph rules.
Judges, please be prompt with your scores each round. If you can’t get in your scores for whatever reason, please let me know at least a day in advance so emergency judges can be contacted.


Families

1. 3Hannah3 - Hirst and Coleman Family: Round I (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2659407#post2659407)|Round II (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2690988#post2690988)|Round II B (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2714184#post2714184)|Round III (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2734736#post2734736)|Final Round (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2743659#post2743659)
2. 3mieszczanka - Cabbage and Caviar Family: Round I (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2673317#post2673317)|Round II (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2697565#post2697565)|Round II B (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2714286#post2714286)|Round III (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2734321#post2734321)|Final Round (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2743617#post2743617)


Dropped Out

5. Long and Little: Round I (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2660191#post2660191)
2. Hitzwell and Hawkins Family: Round I (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2659244#post2659244)
9. Stevens and Gonzalez Family: Round I (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2674051#post2674051)|Round II (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2685690#post2685690)
2. Jones and Smith Family: Round I (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2659288#post2659288) No Entry
4. PlumBobbed - Elsing and Harris Family: Round I (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2663700#post2663700)|Round II (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2698372#post2698372)
5. L Lawliet - Julius and Ambrose Family: Round I (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2664449#post2664449)|Round II (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2698589#post2698589)
3. Whatwedobest - Dirde and Neesie Family: Round I (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2662547#post2662547)|Round II (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2700053#post2700053)|Round II B (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2715716#post2715716) - No Entry
1. HappyasaBunny: Thompson and Smith Family: Round I (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2658996#post2658996)|Round II (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2686307#post2686307)|Round II B (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2711540#post2711540)|Round III (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2730796#post2730796) - No Entry


Judges

1. TRIriana
2.
3. Tree4Me

Emergency Judges

1. Imcran



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/WifeSwapRoundOne.jpg
Meet the Family
Scores (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2714514#post2714514)
27.06 - 04.07


Family One Example: The Jones Family
Include the names, ages, personalities, brief history and occupation(s), of each member of the household

Family Two Example: The Smith Family
Include the names, ages, personalities, brief history and occupation(s), of each member of the household

Include: One headshot of each household member and a family shot

Ways in which the wives can be moved into the opposing households are listed here (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2655232#post2655232)


Round Two: Week One
Posted (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2679190#post2679190)
Scores (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2714514#post2714514)
06.07 - 12.07

Round Two: Week One - The Other Family
Posted (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2700663#post2700663)
Scores (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2734949#post2734949)
13.07 - 17.07 Extended to the 19th

Round Three: Rule Change
Posted (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2714832#post2714832)
Scores (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2747686#post2747686)
18.07 - 24.07

Round Three: Rule Change - The Other Family
Posted (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2730248#post2730248)
Scores (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2747740#post2747740)
22.07 - 26.07 Extended to the 27th

The Winner! (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=2747773#post2747773)

beeps
27th Jun 2009, 1:05 PM
Contest Approved
Begins 6.27.09
Ends 7.27.09

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

DO NOT WRITE USELESS POSTS like "Hey cool contest, I think I might join." Reserve type posts and useless posts about coming back with an application will be deleted.

TRIriana
27th Jun 2009, 8:50 PM
I'm here! Please send in some applications. :). It'll be fun - honest. ;).

3hannah3
27th Jun 2009, 9:49 PM
Sounds fun, just one thing; How would you swap the wives over?

TRIriana
28th Jun 2009, 1:43 AM
There are four ways that you can do this:

1. boolProp the wives from one family into the other via the Tombstone.
2. Create the two wives and create exact, putting one of each into both houses.
3. Have both families on the same lot, and build two houses on that lot.
4. Move out both wives, and add them to the opposite families.

tree4me
28th Jun 2009, 2:29 AM
You can also choose to move the Sims out, and they will keep the same relationship stats with the people that they used to live with. You can then move the wifes into the houses you're putting them in. I hope that made sense.

If it's okay, may I be an E-J?

TRIriana
28th Jun 2009, 2:37 AM
I'll add that suggestion, Tree4me! I hadn't thought of that one. And I will also add you as an EJ.

Whatwedobest
28th Jun 2009, 3:42 AM
Does the family have to include a husband? Can I add a shot of their body along with a headshot, but make in one pic, like two? Like the headshot on one side and the body on the other side?

TRIriana
28th Jun 2009, 4:38 AM
Yes, you can do that. :) And no, there doesn't have to be a husband - there just has to be someone else actually living with the "wife" figure.

3hannah3
28th Jun 2009, 11:30 AM
thanks. I'll get working on my app!

AnimalMad
28th Jun 2009, 4:46 PM
Are pets allowed in the families? :)

Edit: Thanks :) I should have my app ready tomorrow

TRIriana
28th Jun 2009, 5:00 PM
Yes, they can be. :).

AnimalMad
29th Jun 2009, 12:27 PM
What exactly do we need in the application?
Here are my sims
The woman with the black hair is called Jenny, she is holding her daughter Jamie. The ginger man next to her is her husband, Callum.
The woman in the suit is Emily, and her husband is the man in the suit, Jacob
*pic is not showing :S*
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/5/1/3/6/3/5/MTS2_AnimalMad_948149_WifeSwapSims.jpg

happyasabunny
29th Jun 2009, 12:53 PM
I have two families that are going to get Wife Swapped!

The Thomson Family
A fun loving family with a lot to offer to the new wife that is coming. They live in Parkville, Alabama. This family started in Washington D.C. where they both grew up. They got married and had their child and decided to move to a quaint little town in the middle of nowhere.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/w4.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/w1.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/w2.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/w3.jpg

Dan:30 years old and a website engineer.
Tiffany: 30 years old and a software engineer.
Ben: 17 years old and a senior at Parkville High School. He wants to have a large business selling software that his mother made.


The Smith Family
A large family that loves to spend more time out on the town than at home.
They have always lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/w9.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/w5.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/w6.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/w7.jpg
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/w8.jpg

Fred: 35 years old. Works at an investment firm
Kate: 35 years old. Trying to pursue modeling/acting
Leah: 9 years old. Loves to have fun and get lots of toys.
Delanie: 17 years old. A senior at Ann Arbor High School. Wants to become a fashion designer.

These families feel that they will do great, but seem to be completely opposite. Can the wives learn to see eye to eye with their new family once they get there.

TRIriana
29th Jun 2009, 3:33 PM
What exactly do we need in the application?
Here are my sims
The woman with the black hair is called Jenny, she is holding her daughter Jamie. The ginger man next to her is her husband, Callum.
The woman in the suit is Emily, and her husband is the man in the suit, Jacob
*pic is not showing :S*
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/5/1/3/6/3/5/MTS2_AnimalMad_948149_WifeSwapSims.jpg

Everything that's needed is detailed in the initial post of the contest thread, underneath the Round I banner. :). Check out the other applications for a hint on the set-up of the Round.

Great application, Happyasabunny. :).

Eliyana
29th Jun 2009, 4:24 PM
Well everyone, meet the families!

Here's family #1, the Hitzwells.

http://i43.tinypic.com/2ijkl03.jpg

Living in a suburban paradise, the Hitzwells are one of the wealthiest families in the country. Recently married, these two A-Listers just moved into their new mansion. Famous for their sophisticated parties and dinners, their house is always full of life and lots and lots of lobster.

http://i41.tinypic.com/1zbc39c.jpg

Alan Hitzwell is the owner and CEO of Hitzwell Car Industries, age 35, he is often mocked by his inferiors for his foolishness and inexperience, however, he got the company out of financial debt and back, well, back to business. Alan is quite a grouch, and a bit serious, however he does have a playful side to him. He enjoys playing tennis and is absolutely terrified of pigs.

http://i40.tinypic.com/9krtbb.jpg

Stella Hitzwell is Vittoria's Secret model, the leading lingerie store in Sim City, age 24, although due to her husband's distate, she rarely models now. She keeps herself entertained by hosting parties and mainly just lounging about doing nothing. She enjoys a good drink in a 5-star restaurant with her friends and occasionally goes clubbing at the local VIP clubs.

And here's family #2, the Hawkins family.

http://i40.tinypic.com/scbz9g.jpg
Living in the city center, the Hawkins live in a small-ish house which is usually a mess. The Hawkins family have been living in Sim City all their lives, and are coping on a tight budget. James and Katie have also been recently married, after Katie's previous failed marriage.

http://i44.tinypic.com/vqt7b8.jpg

James Hawkins, age 29, hopes to be a rockstar someday, and currently sings and plays guitar in a local band called Go:Video. James has always been a bit of a playboy, although he is obsessed with his son Ryker and is trying is hardest to ensure his welfare, although he can't say he puts as much effort into his new stepdaughter. James lives for music, partying, and his son. He absolutely hates the 'sophisticated' life, and would never want to live it himself.

http://i44.tinypic.com/2jchpbc.jpg

Katie has always had a life of trouble. At 27 she's never had a minute's peace ever since Jackie was born, and now she has absolutely no time to herself. Especially since James doesn't seem to make enough money, she also has to go to work as a clerk in a clothing store while her children are at school or in the daycare center. Katie used to love going to the spa, and dancing, she also used to paint and had aspired to become a lawyer.

http://i39.tinypic.com/33w3bd2.jpg

Jaqueline, or Jackie, is a 16 year old and driving her mother insane. She loves punk rock, metal, and emo and is very into the 'scene'. Her favourite hobby is driving the preppy people in her school up the wall and sneaking out with her boyfriend. She likes her stepdad's hands off attitude, although she sometimes wishes she could still see her father.

http://i40.tinypic.com/dbjdbq.jpg

Ryker is well, a toddler, he's 3 years old. There's not much to say about him, except the fact that he looks like a mini-James. In fact, he was about to be called James Jr, except Katie insisted otherwise. Ryker can walk, except is very lazy and doesn't like to, he prefers to be carried. He isn't potty trained, although he can talk.

Hmm, I wonder what the first week is going to be like?

AnimalMad
29th Jun 2009, 4:45 PM
Family one are the Jones family. They live right by the beach and are crazy!
The love parties and swimming. They have one daughter, and Jenny is pregnant with their second child
http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr164/alfieboots/Jonesfamily.jpg
http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr164/alfieboots/JJ.jpg
Jenny is 20, and she runs a seaside cafe. - Aspiration Family-
http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr164/alfieboots/Callum.jpg
Callum is 23, and he doesn't work. He loves partying all night - aspiration pleasure -
http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr164/alfieboots/JamieJones.jpg
This is their 2 year old daughter Jamie. She loves playing in the park and building sand castles on their own private beach!

Family 2 are the Smith family. They live in the bustling city of Sim York. They have no kids.
http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr164/alfieboots/SmithFamily.jpg
http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr164/alfieboots/EmilySmith.jpgEmily is 35, and she doesn't work. - Aspiration fortune -
http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr164/alfieboots/JacobSmith.jpg
Jacob is 40. He owns his own empire of companies. He wishes he could divorce Emily and meet someone more "fun". He loves emily but wishes she would bemore outgoing. He is paranoid he will lose his $1 BN fortune - Aspiration Popularity -

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*hopes there is no elimination :lol: *
Eliana and happyasabunny, yours are great
*hopes nobody notices she only use MS Paint*
This is my first contest, please tell me if anything is wrong

3hannah3
29th Jun 2009, 5:42 PM
Sorry my computer crashed yeaterday and i wasn't able to post this;

Family 1: Hirst
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/Hirstfam.jpg
(Thats a really bad picture but i couldn't get a better one- sorry)
Name: Nicola Hirst
Age: 43
Personality: She is a very active lady who believes in family time. She has a fiery side, so watch out!
Occupation: Stay at home mum.
Brief History: Nicola believes very strongly in family time and makes sure her children are always doing something active. She is a typical house wife who takes care of Cooking, Cleaning and looking after her 4 children.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/HirstNicola-1.jpg

Name: Jack Hirst
Age: 45
Personality: Jack likes his big family however enjoys time spent alone working on his crops.
Occupation: farmer
Brief History: Jack is a simple man with a simple life. He loves his job and likes things to be planned and in order. He is very organised and hard working.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/HirstJack-1.jpg

Name: Rachael Hirst
Age: 17
Personality: A bit of a wild child.
Occupation: High school student
Brief History: Rachael hates her family activities and would much rather be out partying with her friends!
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/HirstRachael-1.jpg

Name: Charlie Hirst
Age: 17
Personalality: Very bright and quiet.
Occupation: High school student
Brief History: Charlie enjoys time on his own just like his dad. He is very interested in science and is often found slaving over some project. He doesn't mind family time but any other chance he has he will be up in his room.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/HirstCharlie-1.jpg

Name: Alex Hirst
Age: 9
Personality: Bright, active and a bit loud.
Occupation: Junior schhol student
Brief History: Alex is a very bright boy who is not afraid to state his opinion. He is very loud and active which often lands him in trouble at both home and scool!
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/HirstAlex-1.jpg

Name: Carolynn Hirst
Age: 3
Personality: A very bright, loving girl
Occupation: The baby
Brief History: Carrie being the baby often gets a lot of attention. She is ver sweet and everone loves her, however she doesn't suck this attention up like most children.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/HirstCarolynn-1.jpg

Family 2: Coleman
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/ColemanFam.jpg

Name: Joanna Coleman
Age: 32
Personality: Joanna is a very free thinking, independant lady.
Occupation: ex-chef
Brief History: Joanna had a rough start in life getting pregnant at 17. She and her daughter lived alone and were very protective of each other. She worked her way up to becoming a chef. During this time she met vJosh. The two are now happily married and have another daughter.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/ColemanJoanna-1.jpg

Name: Josh Coleman
Age: 34
Personality: Josh is a very hard working and friendly man
Occupation: Doctor
Brief History: After a messy break up Josh met Joanna. The two fell in love and married. He knew about her past and was determined to make her happy. He, like Joanna is a very laid back dad.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/ColemanRichard-1.jpg

Name: Haley Coleman
Age: 17
Personality: A fun loving, bright girl
Occupation: High school student/ cashier
Brief History: Haley always stuck by her mum. Once Josh came intop the picture she was slightly wary, but after meeting him and realising how happy he made her she eased up. She agreed to let him adopt her and the two share a great bond. She also very much loves her younger half sister. She goes out most fridays and at the weekends of course!
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/ColemanHaley-1.jpg

Name: Becca Coleman
Age: 2 1/2
Personality: shy and sweet natured girl
Occupation: The baby
Brief history: Becca is very muched loved by all her family. She is quite bold around them however shys away from anyone she doesn't know
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/ColemanKelly-1.jpg

(This is my first contest so i hope i got it right! Can't wait for next round XD)

TRIriana
29th Jun 2009, 6:39 PM
The applications are looking great so far! I do hope we get more people to join - fortunately there are quite a few days remaining yet. :).

Skanner
29th Jun 2009, 7:38 PM
I'm working on my families now.

TRIriana
29th Jun 2009, 8:37 PM
Awesome! Thank you for joining.

3hannah3
29th Jun 2009, 9:14 PM
How long is it till ROund 2 *so i have a rough idea of what time 2 check this out)

TRIriana
29th Jun 2009, 9:34 PM
Hopefully, the 05.07, giving times for scoring to return.

3hannah3
29th Jun 2009, 9:51 PM
cool thnx!

Skanner
29th Jun 2009, 10:17 PM
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/Hyperion_Rising/Wifeswap%20sims/1-1.jpg

The Longs are a very well off family. Alfred's first wife died soon after their daughter Eva was born, but he's found love again with Vivian.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/Hyperion_Rising/Wifeswap%20sims/1-2.jpg

Corporate titan Vivian genuinely loves her new husband, but she's not fond of children. She tries to avoid Eva as much as possible. Her greatest fear is to be seen as nuvoe (SP?) riche.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/Hyperion_Rising/Wifeswap%20sims/1-3.jpg

Alfred is a bestselling mystery author who comes from old money. Recently, he has felt torn between his wife and his daughter.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/Hyperion_Rising/Wifeswap%20sims/1-4.jpg

Eva herself is an intrinsically kind person who is trying to make friends with her step-mother, though it's proving difficult. She's also a piano prodigy, and something of a mooch.


http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/Hyperion_Rising/Wifeswap%20sims/1-5.jpg

The Little family consists of parents Peter and Amelia, their daughter Tanya, and twins Micheal and Andrew.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/Hyperion_Rising/Wifeswap%20sims/1-6.jpg

Tanya and Andrew married almost immediately after graduating high school together, and niether of them attended college. Tanya is a fighter pilot, and the family's main breadwinner. She hopes to have at least one more child.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/Hyperion_Rising/Wifeswap%20sims/1-7.jpg

Tanya was actually conceived on Peter and Amelia's prom night, though of course she doesn't know it. Luckily, her parents were genuinely in love and it looks like they're together for the long run. She likes to help her parents out around the house.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/Hyperion_Rising/Wifeswap%20sims/1-8.jpg

Peter waits tables to supplement his wife's income, but he's at least a part-time stay at home dad. He loves his kids, and wouldn't mind having a couple more. He's still a kid at heart himself.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/Hyperion_Rising/Wifeswap%20sims/1-9.jpg

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/Hyperion_Rising/Wifeswap%20sims/1-10.jpg

Micheal (top) and Andrew are identical twins. Though still only toddlers, they've both already displayed signs of incredible intelligence.

L Lawliet_SC
30th Jun 2009, 10:11 AM
I would enter but you know how I am...I'd have to have two guys to swap to be the wives..i think it could be interesting honestly. But great entries everyone :).

AFireInsideMe
30th Jun 2009, 1:06 PM
Hey if you need a judge or Emergency judge i can be 1 just send me the details on my page ( im fairly new at contests and stuff sooo)

TRIriana
30th Jun 2009, 3:19 PM
I would enter but you know how I am...I'd have to have two guys to swap to be the wives..i think it could be interesting honestly. But great entries everyone :).

That'd be perfectly fine - "wife" swap is pretty much the generic title,so your idea would be nice and interesting. :).

AFireInsideMe, I'll add you to the Judging panel!

L Lawliet_SC
30th Jun 2009, 7:34 PM
Hmmmm...I'm cooking up some ideas here so be prepared :). Thanks Tririana ~.^.

Whatwedobest
30th Jun 2009, 7:54 PM
Family 1: The Dirde Family

Family Shot:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt66/whatwedobest/snapshot_b753803e_57563341.jpg

This is the Dirde family. They are very rich and make about 450,000 a year. They live in a mansion surrounded by a moat that they had custom made by "The Greatest Designer Alive".

Kaleb Dirde:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt66/whatwedobest/snapshot_b753803e_775633b9.jpg

Name: Kaleb I. Dirde
Age: 38
Occupation: Lawyer
Personality: Kaleb is a strict father. He is an extreme neat freak- nothing can be out of place in his house or someone will pay. He is very serious and not very outgoing. He tends to stay to himself rather than meet new people. He would rather read a book on the new court system than go to the party down the street. He is a loner and is afraid of cockroaches and other vermin.
History: Kaleb was raised into a family much like his own now. He was an only child and was ruled by a strict father his whole life. His mom died giving birth and his father never remarried or adopted any more kids. He was a loner at school that studied all the time. He was very successful and went to Harvard to become a lawyer, which he is today. He only married because he needed a child to pass on the family name of Dirde. He was very disapointed when his first child was claimed a daughter.

Meredith Dirde:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt66/whatwedobest/snapshot_b753803e_7756343c.jpg

Name: Meredith A. Dirde
Age: 26
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom and party-goer
Personality: Meredith is a very outgoing person, much to the contrast of her husband Kaleb. She isn't mean nor nice. She always has a playful attitude, which is never spent on her daughter. She loves parties and is often the center of attention at them.
History: She was married off when she was 16 to Kaleb by her parents because they wanted her to be rich. Less than a month later she was pregnant with her first and so far only child. A week after her 17th birthday she gave birth to their daughter. She is pestered by Kaleb to produce a male heir, but she will have nothing of it. She loves going to parties and often ends up drunk at the door at 4 in the morning. She doesn't pay much attention to her daughter.

Lia Dirde:

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Name: Lia S. Dirde
Age: 9
Occupation: Private-School Student
Personality: Lia is very shy and nice. She is the perfect student at school, besides the fact that she has no friends. She is very neat and her personality is almost exactly like her father's with the exception of her being nice. Her looks come from her mother, but her personality is mostly her fathers.
History: Being so young there is not much to say, except her mother had her at a very young age. She is often neglected and only learned how to talk, walk, and other things from the nanny that took care of her when she was younger. She often has to do things for herself since her parents won't.



Family 2: The Neesie Family

Family Shot:

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This is the Neesie family. They are middle-class family making about 60,000 a year. They have a cozy home just big enough for the upcoming little one and theirselves.

Andrew Neesie:

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Name: Andrew N. Neesie
Age: 33
Occupation: Author
Personality: Andrew is a playful, caring person who adores his wife and family. He is kind of a slob- coke cans, pizza slices, and old cake surrounds his work computer. He dedicates a lot of time writing books, still every Friday he makes sure the family gets a night out to do something like bowling or going out to eat. He is outgoing and loves meeting new people. He says they help him get ideas for his books. Andrew is kind of lazy though, and prefers not to do sports and such.
History: Andrew grew up in a HUGE family! He had 8 sisters and 7 brothers, and all four of his grandparents and his two parents lived in one huge farmhouse. He loved having a big family and hopes to make his just as big, though his wife doesn't want one that huge. When he was a kid he would write stories and plays and his family would act them out. Tragedy struck when he was 13 years old. His 7 brothers were inside the house for punishment when everyone else had went out to eat. Apparantly they had tried to cook their own food and a fire broke loose and killed them all. His family was never the same after that. He wants a huge family to recapture the happy memories.

Sakura Neesie:

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Name: Sakura A. Neesie
Age: 29
Occupation: Stay at home mom
Personality: Sakura is a bold, sweet woman who lives for her family. She is active and often takes her kids to the park for games and ice cream. She is very nice, but is bold and will stand firm on her opinions whether she is right or wrong. She loves to play with her kids and often takes the neighbors kids to the park with her when they need a babysitter. She loves kids.
History: When Sakura was just 13 years old her parents moved from Japan to the US. She was enrolled at the same school as Andrew and they quickly became best friends. Then they got involved romantically when she turned 14. Everyone told her that he was too old for her and that she should break-up with him, but she wouldn't hear it. Unfortunately when she was just 14 she found out she was pregnant with Andrew's child. Their parents' arranged for a quick marrige before the baby was born and she was married on her 15th birthday. A couple months later she had her first child. She wants to have a big family also because she grew up alone, only with her parents.

Suki Neesie:

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Name: Suki P. Neesie
Age: 14
Occupation: Public-School Student and part-time Waitress
Personality: Suki was always a dark child. She is very mean to everyone except her cat, and sometimes her family. She highly disapproves her mother's young pregnancy and therefor stays out of romantic and any other relationships. She focuses on sports and making money more than school work or friends. She is very, very serious and never jokes around.
History: Every since she was a kid she was teased about her parents and how they were so young and how she was poor, because back then they were. She took her anger out on her peers until her father told her to try out sports. She quickly grew addicted to them and his currently the best track-runner, tennis-player, and soccer player in the entire school. She refuses to take money from anyone, even her parents, so she works as a waitress after-school and on weekends. She prefers to be alone with her cat that she found. She looks a lot like her mother and, as you can see, hates taking pictures.

Steve Neesie:

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Name: Steve I. Neesie
Age: 4
Occupation: Pre-school at the park
Personality: Steve is overly friendly. He loves everyone and everything. He is extremly artistic and his drawings and paintings are hung all around his room. Steve likes to play with other kids his age so he loves it when he goes to the park. He is nice, outgoing, playful- the perfect mix!
History: Not much to say being VERY young. Except that one time her almost strangled Suki's cat by hugging too much.

Suka Neesie:

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Name: Suka S. Neesie
Age: 4
Occupation: Lovable Cat!
Personality: Suka is very nice- to only Suki! She likes to stay with Suki and won't leave Suki's room unless Suki has left it. While Suki is at school she stays in her room. She is very aggressive though to other people. She is finicky and hates a dirty litterbox or foodbowl. She'll only eat the finest catfood and she hates being outside.
History: Suka was found by Suki when she was just a kitten. Suki's mom almost hit her, but Suki leaned over and pressed the brakes just in time. Ever since then Suka has loved Suki, and hated others.

PlumbBobbed
1st Jul 2009, 3:19 AM
The Elsing Family

At the Elsing family residence, excelling in academics, sports, and in the community is a great part of their lives. Mother and wife Rachel manages her own, succesful fitness center for women and husband Stephen holds a position as a manager at a local cafe in their hometown Madison, Wisconsin. Their eldest daughter Madeline is an active participant in soccer, tennis, swimming, choir, band, and jazz. Addison, the middle child, does ballet and maintains straight 'As'. Even the youngest child, Ella, is taught to be the best at everything you do. After their busy, hectic schedules, the children have a long list of chores waiting for them. For Rachel, order and succeeding is a top priority.

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Name: Stephen James Elsing
Age: 35
Personality: "I think that winning should be a top priority on everyone's list!" Remington's personality comes off as a somewhat snooty and well-to-do man, but he insists that just isn't that case! He enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He loves reading about traveling to far out places in his spare time and would help anyone that needs it. He is very responsible and can be quite a stickler when it comes to the rules of his household.
History: "I was raised in a tiny trailer in Alabama, so basically in the middle of nowhere. I didn't like that. I wanted to live in a big house, with a pretty wife, and wonderful kids. So far, I think I have succeeded."
Occupation: Managing a local cafe

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Name: Rachel Rae Elsing
Age: 33
Personality: "I like to be first in everything I do. Winning is all that counts and you should do anything to make sure you win." Rachel's personality is that of a upperclasswoman. She can be a witch sometimes, but believes its all for the sake of her children's future.
History: "I grew up pretty much the same way my children are growing up. We lived in a nice, suburban house and I remember being rushed from one thing to the next, but that was the way I liked it. When I met Stephen, I knew he was 'the one' even though that may seem corny and much of a cliche. And the best thing was, we both shared the same values. I couldn't be happier with my life right now!"
Occupation: Owner of Top Crunch Fitness Center for Women

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Name: Madeline Ann Elsing
Age: 16
Personality: "I'm an easy-going girl and I'm pretty much happy all the time. I know that what my mom and dad do is for the best."
History: "I'm the first child of my parents and I think I have it the easiest. When I was born, I was showered with almost everything you could imagine, and that hasn't changed much since. I always try get good grades while maintaining top performance in sports. It's what I was taught."
Occupation: Madison Public High School student

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Name: Addison Jane Elsing
Age: 10
Personality: "I like helping people and caring for sick things."
History: "I just started fourth grade and I love it! I like ballet, too. I have been practicing for almost six years now!'
Occupation: Madison Public Elementary student

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Name: Ella Courtney Elsing
Age: 2
Personality: "Gaga...goo!" Likes biting.
History: Ella was the last daughter for the Elsing couple and they couldn't be more proud of her since the day she came home from the hospital! She just started daycare a few weeks ago.
Occupation: Toddler


The Harris Family

The very different Harris family believes in expression, family, and trying your best, even if you don't win. Mother Pennie works at a local department store while her husband, London-native Remington, is currently unemployed. Their only son Emile isn't active in any extra-curricular activities and likes it that way. Most of the Harris family's time is centered around Emile(pronounced AH-meal), and it looks like that isn't going to change anytime soon. They live in their crowded New York City apartment.

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Name: Remington Alec Harris
Age: 42
Personality: "I like partying and staying up late. I believe in having a good time and worrying about the consequences later!"
History: "I grew up in foster care across the pond. I was always being carted around and playing music found its way into my heart. I met Pennie at a concert a few years back and I couldn't be happier with a wife who puts up with me."
Occupation: Currently unemployed, but aspiring musician

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Name: Pennie April Burnes-Harris
Age: 25
Personality: "My whole life revolves around my family. Emile and Remington are my whole life and I couldn't be happier catering to them!"
History: "I was a rebel. I found satisfaction in doing the opposite of what my parents wanted, but that bit me in the butt. When I was sixteen, I got pregnant and that's how Emile came into my life. A few years later, I met Remington and we decided to get married. Life couldn't be any better! Well, unless we won the lottery!"
Occupation: Ridge's Department Store cashier

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Name: Emile France Burnes
Age: 9
Personality: "I get everything I want. Period."
History: "Remington's not my real dad, which is a relief. I hate him so much you couldn't begin to understand! When my mom and him married I thought that they wouldn't go through with it, but they did. Now I'm stuck with a deadbeat step-dad."
Occupation: Westington Public School for Boys student


It seems that these families couldn't be more opposing. How will each react to their new wife? Stay tuned until next week!"

TRIriana
1st Jul 2009, 3:32 AM
Awesome! Thank you for the submissions, all! :).

L Lawliet_SC
1st Jul 2009, 7:50 AM
Family 1-The Julius Family

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Name-Vince Julius
Age-34

History-Vince was raised in a family enviroment and was the oldest of two, he met Anna in high school and the two continued through high school and even went to college together. Once they graduated he began to seek a job, so he could begin his own life and a family with Anna.

Personality-Family Oriented, Serious, Organized.

Occupation-Police Officer

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Name- Anna Julius
Age- 34

History-She was raised by her mother alone, her father was abusive to her mother. They seperated when Anna was only about 2 years of age, they left and started a new life together away from her father. Anna's mother was a wonderful person and raised Anna the best she could, sometimes holding down more than one job. Once Anna started high school she met and started dating Vince, the two became very close and thier relationship began. Anna soon learned that Vince was perfect for her, thus the two got married soon after college. Anna also paid her own way through college as well, her mother has recently passed.

Personality- Organized, Strict, Serious, Quiet

Occupation- Teacher

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Name- Elton Julius
Age-7
Occupation-Private School Student

History-Not really much to tell about Elton, except that he loves to be around his older sister Isabel, he loves being outside. He also enjoys reading and watching televison when it's premitted.

Personality-Outgoing, a bit reserved, playful

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Name- Isabel Julius
Age 8
Occupation-Private School Student

History-She is annoyed that elton has to constantly be with her, but she does enjoy playing outside and can usually be found in her bedroom reading or playing with her dolls.

Personality- Quiet, Shy, Snob


Julius Family
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Family 2-The Ambrose Family

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Name- Julian Ambrose
Age-24

History-Julian is a recovering drug and alcohol addict, he is also an up and coming rockstar. He has made alot of mistakes in his life and his body definantly shows it, the only positive he things in his life are Star and Wren. Star is a bit of a sad story as she was concieved after a night of drinking and shooting up, she was left on his doorstep. Once this happened Julian knew he had to turn his life around, his life was no longer his own. It was Star that brought him back from the brink of destruction. Julian is also Bi-Sexual.

Personality- Brash, Loud, Rude, Outgoing, Lazy

Occupation- Night Club manager

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Name-Wren Ambrose
Age-24

History- Wren met Julian one night after the rocker was done with a show at his rock club, in fact it was almost Julian's last night alive. As he stumbled out of the Night club, Julian was viciously attacked. Apprently he owed people money for some drugs he had purchased. Wren actually found him beaten to a bloody pulp in an alley, He actually paid the guys off so that they would leave Julian alone. He has been with the rocker ever since and lives with him and Star in thier small home. He is also Bi-Sexual as well.

Personality- Quiet, Shy, Caring, Loving, Patient

Occupation- Co-nightclub Manager

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Name- Star Ambrose
Age- 7
Occupation- Public School Student

History- Star was left on Julian's doorstep with a note pinned to her blanket from her mother. Julian took her in and she changed his life for the better, she adores him and pratically worships the ground he walks on. She and her parents have also have a hard life considering the sexuality of them, some don't agree that she should be raised by two men. The family is sometimes terrorized by people who do not agree with the arangements.

Personality- Spoiled Princess

Ambrose Family

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Wonder how these families will adjust? What conflicts will arise? Can Julian cope without Wren? Stay tuned...for more Wife Swap

3mieszczanka
1st Jul 2009, 9:21 PM
2 contestants required or >at least< 2? Hope there can be more than 10, I'm working on my application. :-)

TRIriana
1st Jul 2009, 11:20 PM
At least 2 more, there's no maximum amount - as many as who wants to join! :).

TRIriana
4th Jul 2009, 12:59 AM
Just a heads up that Round I will be continuing onto the next Round very soon. We still one judge, so if anyone wants to offer, let me know!

3mieszczanka
4th Jul 2009, 12:55 PM
1. Cabbage Family

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An ordinary family with many problems: both psychological and financial…

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Joe Cabbage - 46 years old, unemployed
Personality - Couch Potato, Slob, Inappropriate, Unlucky, Heavy Sleeper
16 years of unemployment made him an angry and lazy man.
Joe Cabbage in 3 words? Sexist, racist, homophobe.

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Molly Cabbage – 40 years old, Kitchen Scullion
Personality – Good, Family-Oriented, Hot-Headed, Excitable, Absent-Minded
She raises 3 children & she is the only breadwinner. Solarium is her only entertainment. She expected a better life but who would have thought that Joe would end up unemployed and angry?

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Poppy Cabbage – 17 years old, High School student
Personality – Friendly, Great Kisser, Party Animal, Neurotic
She loves to party & to date, however her difficult childhood made her a neurotic girl. She has no boyfriend. She hates that she has to share a room with her younger brother. She would love to move out but she has no money. And besides - how would she leave her mother alone with the kids and her useless father?

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Danny Cabbage – 10 years old, Elementary School student
Personality – Brave, Athletic, Can’t Stand Art
He has never been a talented student, but he is good at sports. He would love to become a famous football player, but his biggest dream is to be a man as unlike his father as it’s possible. It’s not hard to guess why…

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Melvin Cabbage – 2 years old
Personality – Clumsy, Insane
Who would he become? His whole life is ahead of him, but one great success is already behind him – he can walk.


2. Caviar Family

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Lesbian Double-Income-No-Kids couple who got married in Canada in 2006.

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Vanessa Caviar – 34 years old, Businesswoman
Personality – Workaholic, Perfectionist , Schmoozer, Vegetarian, Light Sleeper
She can’t stand unemployed people who are having one child after another. In her opinion, it is better to make a career & get rich first and this is what she is doing now. There will be time for children. Later.

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Elizabeth Caviar – 29 years old, Medical Doctor
Personality – Good, Charismatic, Bookworm, Athletic, Neat
She would love to adopt a child - she meets so many unhappy lonely children during her work as a medical doctor… But Vanessa doesn’t want to, she is so focused at her career, always with a mobile phone in her hand. Does this relationship have a future?


Which Caviar Wife will be swapped? What conflicts will arise? Will the families learn something from the Wife Swap?

TRIriana
4th Jul 2009, 5:43 PM
Great entry, 3mieszczanka! Thank you for joining. :).

Round I will be closing in a little under five hours.

L Lawliet_SC
4th Jul 2009, 8:33 PM
Looking forward to it :), entries look great guys!

Prosthetics
4th Jul 2009, 8:43 PM
Hope I'm not to late!

1. The Stevens Family
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This couple has been together since high school, and were married soon after graduating. Their daughter was conceived on their wedding night. You could consider them lower middle class, but they feel that they're in the right place.

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Dylan Stevens
I always said I would try my hardest, and I think that I have!
Dylan grew up in a delightfully close knit family, and he craves the same ideals within his own family.
Age: 27 years
Occ: stay-at-home dad/artist

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Angela Stevens
I will weather whatever may come.
Angela is an only child, whose parents have recently passed. Family always comes first, and whatever trouble they may bring.
Age: 27 years
Occ: Elementary School Teacher

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Serena Stevens
I'm the perfect little angel!
Slightly stuck-up and self-centered, Serena loves to play tag and receive attention!
Age: 9 years
Occ: Public School Student

2. The Gonzalez Family
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The Gonzalez' haven't known each other for very long, and after a whirlwind courtship, they were engaged and married, resulting in their daughter. There is no doubt that they are among the upper class.

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Robert Gonzalez
However you're doing now, you can always do better.
Robert grew up in the poorer part of town, and in his early teenhood, provided for his younger brothers and sisters, however, once he grew up he vowed to never end up the way his parents did.
Age: 30 years
Occ: Loan Officer at Sim City Bank

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Lucinda Gonzalez
Practice hard, play harder.
Lucinda, much like her husband Robert, grew up in a situation that required her to take a job to help make ends meet...and though her parents have passed, she never takes a moment to feel disappointed or sad.
Age: 27 years
Occ: Stay-at-Home mom/Fashion Consultant

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Christina Gonzalez
Learning and playing!
Christina was only recently born into the neurosis her parents contribute on a daily basis. Currently, she enjoys picking her nose.
Age: 2 years
Occ: Toddler!

who knows how things will unfold once these two switch!

TRIriana
4th Jul 2009, 10:00 PM
You're just in time, Prosthetics! :).

3hannah3
5th Jul 2009, 11:17 AM
oooh round 2 nearly here! XD

TRIriana
5th Jul 2009, 12:59 PM
I have two sets of scores back, just waiting on the third!

AnimalMad
5th Jul 2009, 1:24 PM
I'm nervous now! :blink:

3hannah3
5th Jul 2009, 4:35 PM
me 2. hurry up last set of results

happyasabunny
5th Jul 2009, 5:58 PM
Um..my computer crashed so when I fixed it I installed sims 3 because of all the space i acquired. I can make a sims 3 family to look just like them..so I can continue the contest.

Prosthetics
5th Jul 2009, 6:45 PM
^ sucks.

I've got the feeling that I didn't actually do to well, so I'm not all that anxious.

AnimalMad
5th Jul 2009, 6:49 PM
"I've got the feeling that I didn't actually do to well"
So ahev i, but i'm still nervous (this is my first comp :lol:)

3hannah3
5th Jul 2009, 6:53 PM
its the same 4 me AnimalMad hopefully we wont have 2 w8 much longer!!! DX

AnimalMad
5th Jul 2009, 6:56 PM
*pokes last judge with stick* :lol:

Prosthetics
5th Jul 2009, 7:56 PM
This would actually be my first competition, as well. :]

L Lawliet_SC
5th Jul 2009, 9:36 PM
I'm looking forward to it, just one more judge.

Whatwedobest
6th Jul 2009, 5:08 AM
*scans topic* still no scores or R:2?

AnimalMad
6th Jul 2009, 8:51 AM
Nope :(

tree4me
6th Jul 2009, 8:52 AM
I have sent in my scores. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the scores myself. :)

TRIriana
6th Jul 2009, 3:53 PM
The remaining judge hasn't been on for a few days, so I've asked an emergency judge if they can take over for Round I. The second Round will be up shortly, regardless. :)

3hannah3
6th Jul 2009, 4:19 PM
YAY!!!!!! Soon.....

TRIriana
6th Jul 2009, 6:26 PM
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Okay! You've given a brief introduction to your families and, as we enter Week One you're going to have the opportunity to elaborate a little bit more on that. You think your families are interesting? You think that swapping them with potential polar opposites is going to send sparks flying?

Well now is your chance to start proving that!

The first half of Round II will centre on the two who are going to be swapped into the other family and the second half of Round II will need to show how they start to integrate into the new house. As such, there are two parts to this Round:

Part 1
3 photographs: The first three photographs must show only the "wife". They can show her/him entering the hosue for the first time, rooting around, seeing the rooms, whatever you like!
1 photograph: Must be your swapped Sim, on her own, showing the reaction to the Manual created by her/his opposite.
Part 1
1 photograph: One of these must show the family meeting the swapped Sim for the very first time
2 photographs: The remaining two photographs must show some of the family members, in a room of your chosing in their house, speaking to the camera about their first impressions of the new "wife" in their home. These two must not have the swapped Sim included in them.
Note: 7 photos for one of the families.

Writing Requirements
The writing amount will remain the same throughout the contest, and you must write at least three lines per picture. For part one, aim to show the "wife's" reaction to the new house and what her reaction to the manual is. For part two, try and detail what the family reaction is to the new intrusion. And aim to have each member of the family giving a response.
The Manual
Yep, you get to do the manual. :-P It doesn't have to be long - just a brief detail of how the house usually works: does the "wife" usually run around picking up after everyone? Are they stringent about letting the place remain a tip?

Round end dates are on the initial page of the contest thread, and will close at 10PM GMT. If you need an extension at all, let me know prior to the Round closing.

3mieszczanka
6th Jul 2009, 6:53 PM
Great :-)

I have some questions though... The total pictures number is 7 per family? So it is 14?

3hannah3
6th Jul 2009, 7:01 PM
sounds good- same question as 3mieszczanka really, looking forward to doing it!!!!!

L Lawliet_SC
6th Jul 2009, 7:08 PM
That's what I was wondering what 3mieszczanka,and I'm definantly looking forward to it as well :).

TRIriana
6th Jul 2009, 8:05 PM
Great :-)

I have some questions though... The total pictures number is 7 per family? So it is 14?

Ack! I should have clarified that, :lol:. Thank you for pointing that out. Yes, it's per family. I'll accept the entry as two parts - one post per family if that will be easier for people.

3hannah3
6th Jul 2009, 8:09 PM
thanks. I'm decorating their houses right now (I was in a rush 2 get round 1 done and forgot 2 decorate.) Once i've done that i'll get working on round 2 :rofl:

Skanner
6th Jul 2009, 10:19 PM
I'm afraid I'm going to have to drop out - I've just started summer classes and it looks like it's going to be a lot of work.

L Lawliet_SC
6th Jul 2009, 11:24 PM
Do we need to show a close up of the manual and the things written in it?

TRIriana
7th Jul 2009, 12:18 AM
The writing can be done below the picture, and the picture itself should mostly focus on the reaction.

L Lawliet_SC
7th Jul 2009, 12:51 AM
I can't deal with the Kb issue that I've got right now all my pictures look like crap to be honest, plus I'm trying to move, my house is getting flea-bombed. I'm afraid I'm going to have to drop unfortunantly, it's sad because I had all my shots done except 2 and I'm not going back in game to retake them. Plus that's like 14 pictures in only 4 short days that's alot of pictures to edit and such ,I honestly doubt I'll be able to do it I'm a very busy person. Ugh D*mn I jsut came down with the worst cold today, haven't felt this bad in ages. Maybe it's best if I just drop and stay in my bed :(. Ever feel like your on a roller coaster and your stomach got left up top and trampled over and over by carts? Good luck guys....

Prosthetics
7th Jul 2009, 3:37 AM
Oh man...this is going to take awhile...

I should have it up within the next two days. Hopefully.

I'm also a little confused about the manual? Uh..first...what is it?

TRIriana
7th Jul 2009, 12:37 PM
The Manual, basically, is a brief detail on how the house usually works as explained above, written by the "swapped" person.

3mieszczanka
7th Jul 2009, 1:33 PM
Oh, no, please guys, don'r resign! It won't b the same without you!!! Maybe we can close this round on sunday, not on friday? I agree that there is not much time during the week for 14 photos. Then the 3 Round can end on 19th July and 4 Round on 26 July, so we're gonna make it anyway. Besides, will this contest still be approved with less than 10 contestants?

Whatwedobest
7th Jul 2009, 4:38 PM
Well technically it has 10 contestants. There were 10 applications so that makes it approved. Just because people dropeed out, even if it was all but 1, it would still be a contest.

3hannah3
7th Jul 2009, 4:49 PM
hmmmmm.... i hope it will all be OK this contest looks really good. I'm working on round 2- just got to do some last decorating and then i'll start getting pics! XD

Whatwedobest
7th Jul 2009, 5:30 PM
I might not be able to do this- way too many pictures and writing at once. I think I'm gonna drop out, so don't expect and entry. Really, really sorry.

clw8
7th Jul 2009, 9:49 PM
I knew I should have joined this contest before going on vacation last week. . . Looks sooo fun! **Maybe you'll do a cycle 2?!**

TRIriana
8th Jul 2009, 5:29 PM
My apologies for not responding sooner! It's been a pretty hectic couple of day.

I have edited the contest thread, to provide everyone with an extra few days. I'm also going to split the current round into two. So, instead of chronicling both families for 14 photos overall, you need only do one of the families for the original 7 photographs.

The next round you'll have the opportunity to showcase the second family.

AnimalMad
8th Jul 2009, 6:06 PM
I may not be able to make this round, but I really hope i can

Prosthetics
8th Jul 2009, 8:52 PM
My apologies for not responding sooner! It's been a pretty hectic couple of day.

I have edited the contest thread, to provide everyone with an extra few days. I'm also going to split the current round into two. So, instead of chronicling both families for 14 photos overall, you need only do one of the families for the original 7 photographs.

The next round you'll have the opportunity to showcase the second family.

oh thank you! I just finished one family, and I whimpered at the thought of starting the second right now.

Whatwedobest
8th Jul 2009, 9:38 PM
Awesome! I guess I can stay in this contest now! I'll have my entry today or tomorrow hopefully!

3hannah3
8th Jul 2009, 10:27 PM
good good. I shall be getting on to that now- hmmm which family first?????

Prosthetics
8th Jul 2009, 10:32 PM
Round II (Sorry about the crappy picture quality! I keep forgetting to change the file extention type before saving, so the result are these grainy/blurry pics. JPEG's are the devil.)


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Looking at the house, I was a little worried...it looked so small compared to my home. Exactly what was I getting myself into? I didn't sign up for this, I don't think. Surely the TV producers wouldn't want to cause friction. Frustration and friction don't sell. I don't think. Oh, what am I thinking...of course they do. Everything you think you know about television, just stow it...they know what they're doing.

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The living room doesn't look like much, a few ratty couches that look like they could have belonged to whoever's grandmother. I'm not sure if living here is going to be alright...I mean...if I had money, I would work on re-decorating right now. Maybe re-upholstering and stuffing those ratty old sofas. And a mini-van in their driveway? Really? Robert and I don't have a car, but if we did...we wouldn't have a mini-van!

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This kitchen area is absolutely tiny! How do they survive this? I can barely stand my own kitchen and it's huge! Maybe I should have read that contract a little more thoroughly, instead of just jumping in. Are they attempting to place us with polar opposites or something? All they really need to add to this house is an extension or two. Or three. Or five.

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Hi, Angela here, since I'm employed, I usually rely on Dylan for the housework. I'll help out occasionally, but usually I cook dinner. Please don't allow Dylan near the stove! He usually starts fires. Serena MUST do her homework directly after school if she wants to play with her friends, she'll usually try to sneak it by you by bringing home the other neighborhood kids from school, but it doesn't matter. He friend can watch television while she does her homework.If you happen to come home from the market or something, and the house is a mess, don't worry to much about it...Dylan just got some inspiration, and can be found in the backyard painting.
She's joking, right? This is going to be a piece of cake! How much mess can one stay-at-home dad, and one little girl cause?

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Suddenly, I felt someone watching me. And there he was, Angela's better half. His mustache was getting into it's unkempt stages...and I wasn't sure what to do. So I stuck out my hand and said: "Nice to meet you Dylan." He stared at me for a bit, finally extending his own hand, he smiled. Next, the little demon I assumed was Serena came bounding through the door, and in one breath said "heydadibroughtafriendhomefromschoolcanweplay?" All I heard was friend and school...I remembered what Angela said about Serena's homework, and just as Dylan was about to concede and let her play, I spoke up. "You need to do your homework first, Serena." Her reply? "Who are you?" But after a look from her father, she bounded up the stairs to obey. Easy peasy.

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"To be honest, I think Lucinda is nice. She reminds me of my wife in a way...except for..well..." he blushes "her hair color. I think this won't be to bad. Serena seems a little stricken by the idea, but she'll adjust. Kids are good at that. As long as she doesn't push me, I think Lucinda and I will get along just fine. I'm a little confused about how all of this is supposed to work, though. I would assume that Lucinda will be staying in Serena's room and that Serena will be sleeping with me for the duration though."

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"Well, she's good at acting like my mom. But it doesn't mean that she is. That's kinda presumptious of her to come in here and start telling me what to do like that. Dad reamed me out for my comment, but then smiled at me and hugged me afterward. I don't know about this. I mean...Mom wouldn't have been so rude about it, you know? When is this thing ending again?"


(Sorry, my confusion of the rules may have caused any muck-ups...if I did anything wrong, please feel free to correct me. Let me know.)

3hannah3
8th Jul 2009, 10:38 PM
WOW thats really good. Its also given me an idea 4 mine i'll get working on it 2morrow! XD

happyasabunny
9th Jul 2009, 3:16 AM
Tiffany Thomson is spending some time with the Smith Family. Tiffany loves the outdoors and loves to bring it inside. She is a free spirit with little funds because her software that she has been working on is still in the process of being made. Her husband just got fired so, he decided to create his own website selling items. All these things made them appreciate what they have and not worry about the money.


As I walked through the door I thought wow what a large living room. I couldn't believe that they wasted so many trees just for a large room to hold very little. The family obviously has a very modern style and that is just not me. I felt like I just arrived on another planet.
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I passed by a large Tuscan style kitchen. Why must they mix all different styles. I went up the stairs and to the first bedroom. The walls were bright pink with butterflies. The bed looked like a princess bed. Everything but the flooring was cotton candy pink. I couldn't believe my eyes. Why would they give this girl everything she ever wanted and spoiled her. That will make her a horrible person when she grows up.
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I at that point has seen enough. I went to all the other rooms upstairs to find my room. I could find it. I started panicking I didn't know if I could handle sleeping on the couch. I eventually calmed down and went to look downstairs. I found it and the room was so modern and so unhomey feeling that I just sat on the floor. I started thinking about how my stay would turn out and it made me start to panic and get upset.
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After I gathered myself I went to find the manual that told me what rules to live by. I found it and sat it down on the rug in the living room to read.
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"Hi, and welcome to my home. I believe that money can really buy happiness. I never discipline my children. I feel spanking my children is wrong and I will never touch them. Because I give them everything they want I have never had a large fight with my children. My house is always kept beautiful just like me. Appearance is everything! I try to keep my children looking fabulous all the time. I have to check my daughters clothing before they are allowed to leave the house. I am trying to become a model and after cleaning the house I leave and go to find work." I started to laugh after reading this I thought to myself that I'm going to go crazy.

The family came home and greeted me. Everyone seemed happy but Leah. She just stared at me. I really hoped that they weren't faking those smiles.
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"I hate Tiffany! She looks like she came from nothing and is not pretty in anyway. I am not going to listen to her at all." -Delanie.
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"I have it admit that she is really hot! She isn't as hot as my wife in anyway, but boy is she hot! These next days are going to be great."-Fred
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Prosthetics
9th Jul 2009, 4:24 AM
That's a great entry! I love that she's a nature buff!

3hannah3
10th Jul 2009, 4:48 PM
Here it is:

Jo is a very free thinking and independent women and thats how she raised her children to be. She is swapping with the Hirst family, very strong believers in family time and very disciplined people.

I stared at the massive house in front of me and my mouth dropped open. Ok so i'm not sure what i was expecting but it certainly wasn't this. I was a little worried at this point- they had to be very rich, what will this wife think of my home now?
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When i got into the house another shock came to me. It was extremel y open and almost a little cold. I was instantly drawn to the kitchen. It was massive. I secretly hoped that i wouldn't be spending too much time here. It got me worried...
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Next i decided to venture upstairs. I found my bedroom almost sraight away. I loved it! It was very feminime with drapes and i loved the deco. It wasn't too big either so i didn't feel overwhelmed.
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I wandered back downstairs and into the living area. On the coffe table i saw the manual. I took a deep breath and read-
I'm a simple farmers wife with a simple life. I'm a stay at home mum of 4 children. Each day i do all the chores of cleaning, cooking, washing and grocery shopping. Every day the whole family have what we call 'family time'. This is where we all go out and do something productive. This can be anything- a nice nature walk or a trip to the swimming pool. I keep my children very disciplined with set bedtimes. The older 2 are only allowed out on Saturdays and have to be picked up by 11 at the latest. Me and my husband tend to go to bed fairly early, ready for the early start of 5am. We don't have much time for each other as we are always busy. I hope you have a good stay at our home.
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A few minutes later the family came in. The man- Jack- introduced himself and his children. They all seemed pretty polite and nice. Well apart from Rachael who was giving me evils. The children didn't speak at all. I felt as if i really wasn't wanted and it made me sad. I put a bright smile on though and hoped they would come to like me eventually.
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Rachael~ "I'm not sure what to think about Jo. She seems nice enough. Maybe i was a little harsh to give her evils, i mean come on. she can't be worse than my mum, can she?"
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Alex~ "I don't like that lady at all. I want my mummy back. Why did she have to go and leave us with her??? I hate her, i hate her, i hate her!!!!!"
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/Alexview.jpg

(Is that OK) :rolleyes:

Prosthetics
12th Jul 2009, 6:34 AM
I think it's fine, I haven't gotten a negative response about mine yet...
(it seems to me that we are only going to have 3 contestants. :(
No one else has posted their round II's.)

TRIriana
12th Jul 2009, 10:17 AM
The current Round is due to end today, at 10PM GMT so I do hope more people get their entries in. I'm at my In-laws right now, so if my replies are a little delayed don't worry - I will reply asap!

3mieszczanka
12th Jul 2009, 2:27 PM
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So we finally met. :-) Elizabeth seems to be a very nice & warm person... I hope to get to know each other better.
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And Manual... looks even nicer! "When it comes to taking care about the house, remember to pay the housekeeper and gardener. Spend some time with Liz, take care about yourself, organize a party so we can keep good social position in the neighborhood, swim, read, have fun! Liz usually cooks, so don't worry!" Well, I think I can handle that! ;-)
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So that is what I do: I get relaxed... I eat & drink nice expensive things... I don't have to do much in the house...
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I can sleep longer that at my house. I have fun. I swim in the pool.
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Yes, that is a completely different life! I like that! I have the time of my life!

Elizabeth:
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Well, at first everything looked nice. I thought that I would have fun with Molly. She is not so concentrated on her career - unlike Vanessa.
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But then I understood: she has no career! She works in the kitchen. She is so.... well... BORING!

L Lawliet_SC
12th Jul 2009, 8:09 PM
Well I was going to just drop out as I said in an earlier post but, ya know what? I'll see if I can get my round in, things just sort of happened and I may not be around for a few days afterward..I'll work on it now since it's only one family if you can give me some time I can have it up later today :).

PlumbBobbed
12th Jul 2009, 8:15 PM
PlumbBobbed's Round Two Entry

"Easy going mom Pennie of the Harris family has been swapped with strict mother Rachel Elsing. Here is the documentation of Pennie."

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I entered the house and immediately my mouth dropped in awe. This family sure had a beautiful house, at least much better than mine. They must be doctors...

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The next room I made my way into was the living room. It was spacious enough with big, comfy-looking chairs. Yeah, they have to be doctors to afford all this.

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After that, I found myself entering the older two girls' bedroom. It was pink, a very homey looking, unlike the rest of the house. Now I was really beginning to wonder what the family would think of me.

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Then I walked into the kitchen to find the manual waiting for me. In shock, I began to read it.

"Hello there and welcome to my home! In this house, we try to keep a sense of order as well as dignity. I believe that my children should be involved in as many extra-curricular activities as possible and that's why we're run on a tight schedule. Every morning, Stephen takes the children to school while I clean the house from top to bottom. Then, at two forty-five, on the dot, I go to pick them up from school. Then we go to ballet practice, soccer, tennis, or student council depending on the day and time of year. Stephen and I don't believe in punishing our children seeing as they're always too busy to get into trouble."

Wow! I can't believe anyone could think like this! Children shouldn't be rushed from place to place just so they stay out of trouble!

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[i]"After reading the manual, the Elsing family meets their new wife for the first time.

"My name is Pennie. I'm going to be your new wife for the next two weeks!"
"I'm Stephen and these are my daughters Madeline, Addison, and Ella."
"Nice to meet you all!"
"Great to meet you, too."

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"I think Pennie and I got off to a great start! She shares most of my views on current topics that are happening in the world right now. I can't wait to see what happens in the coming days!"

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"I really don't like Pennie. She's very plain and she should try wearing some more up-to-date clothing. I'm not going to let her tell me what to do, too. After all, she didn't spend seventeen hours in the hospital giving birth to me!"

L Lawliet_SC
12th Jul 2009, 9:26 PM
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Anna-When I stepped into the house, it was a bit plain as far as I could see. And didn't really have a "Homey" feel so to speak. Though it was well lit, but you could tell that men lived here.

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Anna-THe kitchen was gorgeous, I can tell that from the looks of it that the kitchen was well cared for and well used. Yet it was kept clean, neat and tidy. Okay so things are looking up, and this might not be so bad after all.

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Anna-This is the bedroom I'm to be sleeping in, I guess Star likes the color pink. It's pretty messy though, something will have to be done about that. There were books, pencils, colored paper and glue scattered about. The girl owns a Womrat as well that's obviously not cared for by her.

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Anna-Yeah so when I met the family my first reaction is to hug people I meet, I'm a warm and friendly person like that. Obviously Julian did not feel that way, he doesn't seem to like being touched. Star just kind of stood there, the poor girl I think she may be in shock.

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Anna-Ahh the infamous manual, Hmm..let's see..

Manual-Feed and clean Suki, Keep any alcoholic beverages OUT of the house. Do not let Julian sneak any alcohol, keep the kitchen and the rest of the house tidy. Make sure Star cleans up her mess, she will put up a fight. Julian likes to sleep in late, as well. Also make sure Star goes to bed at 8pm on school nights and does her homework immediatly when she comes
home.

Anna-Yeah I think I can handle this, though it sounds like Julian and Star need to learn some responsibility.

Reations

Star
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Star-I don't like her, she took Wren away from daddy. I can make her life a living nightmare! I'm daddy's princess I can do WHAT I want and noone can stop me.

Julian
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Julian-She scares me..she's got an air of order about her, she's going to make me do things like clean and junk I just know it. Wren does everthing for me...I want Wren back...I hate this...

((Sorry about the picture quality some just did not want to behave. But I got it done :) ))

Whatwedobest
13th Jul 2009, 3:58 AM
Extension? Have it up in a few hours :D

Whatwedobest
13th Jul 2009, 6:44 AM
Whatwedobest: Round 2
Entering the House
Victim/Wife: Meredith Dirde

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When I first walked in the kitchen I saw the manuel. Which, of course, was bad for me. I mean I AM a RICH sim, not a middle class person. Nevertheless I guess I should go look at it.

Dear Wife-swapped person,
Welcome to my house! Now, as you can see the house is clean at the moment, but don't worry about keeping it that way. Just make sure every Friday you have the Suki clean her and Steve's room before family night. Andrew will explain family night for you! Suki can mostly take care of herself, but make sure she cleans up after her cat. Whatever you do, DO NOT, let the cat out of Suki's room unless she is home. Don't try to clean up Andrew's desk the time you'll be here. It's hopeless. Cook dinner every night, no pizza!
From your swapped, Sakura
Ehh! That doesn't sound good at all!

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Well I might as well explore the rest of the kitchen. Looks a little like a homey-housewife thing. The cabinets, counters, spices, yep it's gonna be fun to cook dinner every night here. I wonder where she keeps her cookbooks?

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The living room is okay I guess. Medicore, nothing special, not even a piano! How am I supposed to keep up my skills? This room looks a little, cheap I must say. The couch does not have the custom made cloth mine does, how will I ever adjust! The catbed is in here! Disgusting!

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I guess I'll check out the nearest bedroom now.
Woah! That was different, everything up until now has been...tan. This room is hideous! Is this her daughter's room? All black and white with candles everywhere! Worst room in the house hands-down, maybe I can re-decorate this room while I'm here...

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I heard my name being called so my exploring is over. I guess they want to get this 'family meeting' thing done fairly quickly considering I came here at nightfall. I was going to go party, but I guess I have to do this tonight.
"Hello my name is Meredith, your home is lovely!" I lied through my teeth. They just stared at me, well except the little boy who chewed on his hand.
"Hello Meredith, I'm Andrew, that's Steve, and that's Suki, welcome to our home." The man said. Hmm well he didn't look half-bad, defiantly better than my husband, but certainly poorer.
"Just call me Mere," I tried to say casually, but failed because of the look on the daughter's face. "What's wrong? Is there something on my face?" I asked.
She burst out laughing, "No, but there is cat pee on your sandals and feet!"
Oh my god that is so disgusting!
"There's a shower in the bathroom to the left," The man said sheepishly. "Well I think everyone is tired so let's head to bed. Your room is right next to your chair there."

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"What do I think her? Well I have to say she is really pretty, but she seems a bit snotty and like one of those rich people. It was pretty funny when that cat peed on her. I do have a feeling I should keep a close eye on our money savings while she is here though, she looks like a spender."

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"You want my opinion? Fine. I think she is a snooty @$$ and that she would rather save her own @$$ than her child's our husbands. She probably spends her money as soon as she gets it, and doesn't care about anyone but herself. This time with her could be fun though, I have a few more tricks than cat pee up my sleeves..."

Prosthetics
13th Jul 2009, 8:10 AM
hah! I love your entry. That's absolutely hilarious about the cat pee. XD

TRIriana
13th Jul 2009, 3:18 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/WifeSwapRoundTwo.jpg

Okay! You've introduced the first family - now is your chance to introduce the second and final family, before the week really starts to hit off! This will work the same as the last round - the only difference is the family!

Well now is your chance to start proving that!

The first half of Round II will centre on the two who are going to be swapped into the other family and the second half of Round II will need to show how they start to integrate into the new house. As such, there are two parts to this Round:

Part 1
3 photographs: The first three photographs must show only the "wife". They can show her/him entering the hosue for the first time, rooting around, seeing the rooms, whatever you like!
1 photograph: Must be your swapped Sim, on her own, showing the reaction to the Manual created by her/his opposite.
Part 1
1 photograph: One of these must show the family meeting the swapped Sim for the very first time
2 photographs: The remaining two photographs must show some of the family members, in a room of your chosing in their house, speaking to the camera about their first impressions of the new "wife" in their home. These two must not have the swapped Sim included in them.
Note: 7 photos for one of the families.

Writing Requirements
The writing amount will remain the same throughout the contest, and you must write at least three lines per picture. For part one, aim to show the "wife's" reaction to the new house and what her reaction to the manual is. For part two, try and detail what the family reaction is to the new intrusion. And aim to have each member of the family giving a response.
The Manual
Yep, you get to do the manual. :-P It doesn't have to be long - just a brief detail of how the house usually works: does the "wife" usually run around picking up after everyone? Are they stringent about letting the place remain a tip?

Round end dates are on the initial page of the contest thread, and will close at 10PM GMT. If you need an extension at all, let me know prior to the Round closing.

3hannah3
13th Jul 2009, 4:25 PM
ok this could be fun! Next family. XD Also just out of interest how many more rounds will their be? Round 2 was split so i was wondering if asny others will be etc.

I'll get working on the next one

PlumbBobbed
13th Jul 2009, 4:38 PM
I have a question. Exactly when will we be getting our Round 1 scores?

L Lawliet_SC
13th Jul 2009, 5:06 PM
There's no round end date for round 3, and I'm moving to Flordia today which means I won't have computer access for awhile. I hope I can get hooked up and get it in on time in Flordia, I'd like to know about Round 1 too. We were only waiting on one person and it's been awhile....

3mieszczanka
13th Jul 2009, 9:36 PM
Ooops. I have a rule that I don't look at the other entries before I publish mine - I don't want to get suggested, to plagiarise or anything. But now I think I should have... I haven't ever watched a full episode of this show - i didn't know that FIRST the wife looks at the house, and THEN she meets the family. :/ Now my entry doesn't make much sense. Can I change it or what?

Prosthetics
13th Jul 2009, 9:45 PM
I wouldn't worry to much about your entry, I think the mix-up isn't to confusing, and it all fits together anyway. :]

3mieszczanka
13th Jul 2009, 10:16 PM
Thanks :-)

Prosthetics
14th Jul 2009, 7:27 PM
I have some bad news. The neighborhood that was holding this family was created after I installed Pets, and as a result, after removing Pets....the neighborhood no longer works. I will try to recreate the sims and all...but....I really really really don't want to :/

(Why did I remove Pets at this time? I was tired of every famliy sim I made rolling the want to raise 20 puppies and kittens. NO. NO PUPPIES. NO KITTENS. NO PETS. [I never adopt pets.])

But I didn't think about the fact that I was going to lose my neighborhood. :/
And then I opened the game...CRAP.

TRIriana
15th Jul 2009, 5:14 PM
I'm finally back! Everything has been updated now, thanks for your patience. :).

Prosthetics
16th Jul 2009, 5:13 AM
Okay, I am sooo sorry, because this was my first contest...and I really wanted to finish it, but I am just so frustrated trying to recreate them exactly, especially their kids. Angela was pregnant (it just wasn't showing yet.), Lucinda...I had so many plans for her snooty butt.

But long story short, I am going to have to drop out...and if you ever do another (similar) contest, I will join (and actually stay in) it.

MissiFishi
16th Jul 2009, 5:07 PM
This contest looks great and all of you have created beautiful sims! Im sorry i didnt find this thread before... if you need another judge or emergncy judge id be happy to help

TRIriana
17th Jul 2009, 5:09 AM
I've PMed you the scorecard, MissiFishi. :) Thank you greatly for helping out.

Thanks for joining initially, Prosthetics. :D

Whatwedobest
17th Jul 2009, 6:02 AM
need 1 more day extension for this round! have it up tomorrow night or the next after that day's morning!

3hannah3
17th Jul 2009, 5:25 PM
me 2- extension plz. Also could i see the round 1 and 2 scores?

TRIriana
17th Jul 2009, 5:37 PM
me 2- extension plz. Also could i see the round 1 and 2 scores?

Alright, the Round will be extended until tomorrow. You'll have the scores as soon as I have them; just waiting on MissiFishi, who kindly offered to EJ.

MissiFishi
17th Jul 2009, 6:29 PM
what rounds do you need scores from?

happyasabunny
17th Jul 2009, 7:10 PM
As I walked up to the Thomson Family's house I thought it looked small compared to my house which is almost the size of a mansion. I was reluctant but I walked in. I stood in the living room. It had a large bright orange couch. I was disgusted and upset that I was living here.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/r1.jpg

I went into what I would guess as the main bedroom. It was covered in wallpaper with bamboo on it. I liked this more than the living room but, it was still ugly. It was a pleasant surprise.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/r2.jpg

Then I went to my room. It had puke green bedding that was really itchy. It looked like the forest threw up on the entire room. I was grossed out and I wanted to scream. I never expected to come into a house like this.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/r3.jpg

The Manuel

The manuel said:

Hi, and welcome to my lovely home. As you can most likely see my family is all about nature. I am a so called nature buff. All the food in my house is all natural and comes from a natural health food store. My teenager still has time out. He is very disciplined. He can wear whatever he wants. He is not allowed to have any fast food or pizza unless it is homemade pizza from a recipe I have.

That manuel made me want to cry. I have never felt so bad for someone. I have never had this type of food and I am really scared to try it.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/r4.jpg

When I met the family. The husband seemed to like me. The teen boy seemed a little apprehensive. He was afraid to talk to me at all. They told me that I should make myself at home and that it was time for dinner and I don't work so I have to clean the whole house and cook them every meal. I also would have to make Ben and Dan lunch because Ben isn't allowed to eat lunch food and Dan won't buy food from a restaurant.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/r5.jpg

I am really disgusted by her. she is so fake and stuck up. She acts as though she is better than me and that is completely not true. She seems as if she won't doing anything that we are asking of her.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/s1-1.jpg

Wow the new mom is so hott. I really hope she isn't as superficial as she seems.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/s2-1.jpg

TRIriana
18th Jul 2009, 12:40 AM
what rounds do you need scores from?

Rounds I and II

Prosthetics
18th Jul 2009, 5:05 AM
and despite my dropping out, I wouldn't mind seeing my scores for both rounds either. :]

Sorry again...!

Whatwedobest
18th Jul 2009, 10:41 AM
Hey I had a killer toothache last night, and I can have mine up tommorow night if that is possible, I don't mind if you put up tthe next round, but i need one more night!

3hannah3
18th Jul 2009, 12:04 PM
i should have mine by later today! XD

MissiFishi
18th Jul 2009, 6:14 PM
and despite my dropping out, I wouldn't mind seeing my scores for both rounds either. :]

Sorry again...!

i didnt score you because you were under dropped out but i can score you if you want to see it

3mieszczanka
18th Jul 2009, 8:11 PM
I will be a bit late.

3hannah3
18th Jul 2009, 8:36 PM
Okay here it is!!!!

Nicola Hirst is moving into the Coleman household for a week.

I walked into the house and instantly spotted the kitchen. It was tiny. How was i supposed to spend my whole day in such a small place!!!!
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/Wifeswap.jpg
The bathroom was a little better. It was quite big but i was a bit shocked and suprised at the leaking toilet. Did anyone clean up in this house?
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/wifeswap1.jpg
The washing room wasn't much better. I never realised people lived in such tiny houses. I was glad i had such a big house!
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/wifeswap2.jpg
I found the manual. I read:
Hello welcome to my home! Pur family is fairly laid back. I'm open to let my daughters do most things. Haley my eldest for instance can stay out as long as she likes. I think this teaches her responsibility. My other daughter, Kelly who is 2 can go to bed at any time before 8. Our family is rather independent but we are still very close. Chores are something that just get in the way and we try not to let them take over our lives. Me and my husband share the cooking and cleaning. I have a lot of free time which i like to spend reading or watching TV. Sometimes i spend this time shopping. You will also find yourself with a lot of free time in which you can do whatever you enjoy. Me and my husband spend a lot of time together too and he is very important to me!
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/wifeswap3.jpg
Meeting the family was a little nerve wracking but they seemed nice enough
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/wifeswap4.jpg
(Haley was there i just couldn't get her in the pic!)
Josh~ Nicola seems Ok. I think she's a bit of a neat feak though. I'm not sure she'll enjoy her stay here so much.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/wifeswap5.jpg
Haley~ I'm not too sure what to think of the new lady but mum says to give her a chance, so i will....
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/wifeswap6.jpg

3mieszczanka
18th Jul 2009, 9:22 PM
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round3_1.jpg
Is this the place where I'm going to spend so much time? This stinky, little, untidy house? I am sooo disappointed....
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round3_2.jpg
A child?!?!? How will I find the time to work? I'm not a mothering type!
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round3_3.jpg
Another two? Oh, spare me, please! My career will be ruined during this two weeks!
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round3_4.jpg
Manual: "You need to take a good care of the children. Danny has to do his homework, please, check it. Melvin is a little boy so he still needs a lot of mother care. Of course I don't have to give you the details - we, women, have such abilities in our nature! :-) Just remember to play with children and watch the curfew, don't let them stay outside too long. Poppy will help you a bit with cleaning, cooking, washing, ironing etc., so don't worry. Joe likes steaks, he hates vegetables, so please, bear that in mind. He won't help you much in the house, that is the way men are, sorry! He rarely drinks alcohol and gets aggresive, so it's not bad. But don't start any controversial topics with him (like homosexual marriages or black people), because it won't end nice. Have fun, sweetie!"
OMG, is she kidding!? I AM a black homosexual person! I don't want to cook for a homophobe, nor clean after him! Besides, I'm a vegetarian! Can I resign?!
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round3_5.jpg
OMG, they don't look like educated people... I'm not going to be their servant! I have a cleaning lady at home, and I don't want to be one here!
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round3_6.jpg
Joe: I bloody hate that stupid cow, so what?! Get her out of my house! Or I want her to shut up and cook!
Melvin: Gu gu gu... Ga ga ga... ma-ma...
Danny: I like her, but I miss mum a lot. :-( I really do. Where is mummy?
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round3_7.jpg
Poppy: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, I am so ashamed of my father! How dare he say such garbage! Vanessa is nice, unfortunately she has neoliberal views and so on, but come on, nobody's perfect.

TRIriana
18th Jul 2009, 11:16 PM
Round I and Round II Scores

Round I Scores


Tree4me

Happyasabunny - The Thompson and Smith families
Family: 6/10
Your families were just okay for me. I didn't feel there was anything overly unique or interesting about them. They looked great, yes, but looks aren't everything, and this isn't a beauty contest.
Pictures: 9/10
You have proven that you can definitely use pose-hacks to your advatage, and the backdrops were affective too. Whilst that looked great, and I am going too be a little nitpicky with everyone about this, I would've liked to see a little bit of meaning to the pictures, if you know what I mean.
Overall Creativity: 6/10
Whilst your writing and pictures explained enough, I feel that you really didn't quite take it to the next level, if you get where I'm coming from. I would've liked to see a little bit more meaning to the writing and the pictures. Overall, it was good, but it felt a little mechanical to me.
Rule Adherence: 5/5
You have followed the rules well, which I am pleased about.
Overall Score: 26/35

3hannah3 - The Hirst and Coleman families
Family: 7/10
I don't feel that this families are very unique. They feel like just some ordinary family with the same personalities and the suchlike as like most families. I would've liked to see a little more uniqueness.
Pictures: 8/10
These pictures are getting closer to what I'd like to see in pictures, but it just isn't quite there, I'm afraid. Whilst the pictures are good, they just aren't great.
Overall Creativity: 7/10
It was okay. To get up to the next rank, I would've liked to hear more about the family, and see some more family-oriented pictures.
Rule Adherence: 5/5
The rules were followed, so you got a perfect score for that.
Overall Score: 27/35

Whatwedobest - The Nessie and Dirde families.
Family: 9/10
Whilst I am not a fan of Rich vs. Poor, you actually made it work. It is interesting and the people were unique.
Pictures: 10/10
You've done it! This is what I meant by family pictures! The family all together, and adorable little shorts of the second family at random moments! This was fantastic!
Overall Creativity: 10/10
The stories were absolutely fantastic, unique, and overall the best so far. You seriously have a knack at this, and I hope that you won't drop out of this competition.
Rule Adherence: 5/5
The rules were followed well. I gave you full points for that.
Overall Score: 34/35

PlumBobbed - The Elsing and Harris families.
Family: 7/10
It would've been better if the families were a little bit more apposing, but overall, it was pretty good, and you should be proud of it.
Pictures: 6/10
The backdrops. I can't stress this enough. I'm not saying that the pictures are bad, but the backdrops are, and I'm sorry for this, but they're boring. Families out doing family activities are what I really want to see. Of course, a nursery is fine too.
Overall Creativity: 7/10
It was really good, but to get yourself past the next few hurdles, be CREATIVE with your pictures. That's what is holding you back. Don't worry, though. You did a great job this round.
Rule Adherence: 5/5
The rules were followed perfectly. You got a perfect score for that.
Overall Score: 25/35

L_Lawliet_SC - The Julius and Ambrose families
Family: 7/10
These families look great! It's as if they're polar opposites! I really can't wait to see how this unfolds.
Pictures: 6/10
As nit-picky as I have been with the other contestants, I'm afraid I'm going to have to do the same. I'd like to see some creativity with pictures, too!
Overall Creativity: 7/10
Whilst your work was great, you need to take more creative pictures in order to get to the next platform. The story was great, though!
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Nobody breaks the rules any more. Oh well, you followed the rules, so I gave you full marks for that.
Overall Score: 25/35

3mieszczanka - The Cabbage and Caviar families.
Family: 9/10
Your families are different to every one else's families. I was waiting for someone to do something like this. Brilliant.
Pictures: 5/10
They're close to what I really wanted to see in the pictures. Great work.
Overall Creativity: 8/10
The stories are different. That is fantastic. To get to the next level, you need to take in-game pictures and add more to your work.
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Someone needs to break the rules at one stage! Don't worry, you've still got full marks for rules.
Overall Score: 27/35


TRIriana

HappyasaBunny
Family: 7
Pictures: 8
Overall Creativity: 7
Rule Adherence: 5
Overall Score: 27

3Hannah3
Family: 8
Pictures: 8
Overall Creativity: 8
Rule Adherence: 5
Overall Score: 29

WhatwedoBest
Family: 9
Pictures: 9
Overall Creativity: 8.5
Rule Adherence: 5
Overall Score: 31.5

PlumbBobbed
Family: 8
Pictures: 7
Overall Creativity: 7.5
Rule Adherence: 5
Overall Score: 27.5

L Lawliet
Family: 8
Pictures: 8
Overall Creativity: 8
Rule Adherence: 5
Overall Score: 29

3mieszczanka
Family: 8
Pictures: 7.5
Overall Creativity: 8
Rule Adherence: 5
Overall Score: 28.5


Imcran

HappyasaBunny
Family: 5/10
Pictures: 8/10
Overall Creativity: 5/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 23/35

3Hannah3
Family: 6/10
Pictures: 7/10
Overall Creativity: 6/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 24/35

WhatwedoBest
Family: 8/10
Pictures: 9/10
Overall Creativity: 9/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 31/35

PlumbBobbed
Family: 6/10
Pictures: 3/10
Overall Creativity: 6/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 20/35

L Lawliet
Family: 6/10
Pictures: 5/10
Overall Creativity: 5/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 21/35

3mieszczanka
Family: 8/10
Pictures: 5/10
Overall Creativity: 7/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 25/35


Round II Scores


MissFishi

Happyasabunny
Family: 10/10
Pictures: 9/10
Overall Creativity: 9/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 33

L lawliet SC
Family: 8/10
Pictures: 5/10
Overall Creativity: 10/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score:28

plumbobbed
Family: 8/10
Pictures: 9/10
Overall Creativity: 10/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 32

Whatwedobest
Family: 9/10
Pictures: 8/10
Overall Creativity: 9/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 31

3Hannah3
Family: 9/10
Pictures: 10/10
Overall Creativity: 8/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 32

3mieszczanka
Family: 8/10
Pictures: 9/10
Overall Creativity: 9/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 31


TRIriana

Happyasabunny
Family: 8
Pictures: 7.5
Overall Creativity: 8
Rule Adherence: 2.5
Overall Score: 26
I'm really very curious to see what happens between "new mom" and Delanie. You've put across the superficial aspect of this family very well!

L Lawliet SC
Family: 7.5
Pictures: 8
Overall Creativity: 8
Rule Adherence: 2.5
Overall Score: 26
Ooh, an interesting start. I look forward to seeing what's going to happen in the other household...

Plumbobbed
Family: 7.5
Pictures: 7.5
Overall Creativity: 7.5
Rule Adherence: 2.5
Overall Score: 25
You have a good start going here, and I look forward to knowing how the daughter is going to antagonise poor Pennie!

Whatwedobest
Family: 8
Pictures: 7
Overall Creativity: 7.5
Rule Adherence: 2.5
Overall Score: 25
I can't wait to see sparks fly between Suki and Meredith, and I really like how you've portrayed just how bitchy Meredith is - nice going with cat, too. I look forward to seeking more from you.

3Hannah3
Family: 6.5
Pictures: 6.5
Overall Creativity: 7
Rule Adherence: 2.5
Overall Score: 22.5
You have a pretty good start here, and I look forward to seeing the next family and their differences! It would have been nice to see a few wider shots, so as to see some of the things that shocked Jo; so it would be nice to see that next time.

3mieszczanka
Family: 6
Pictures: 8
Overall Creativity: 6.5
Rule Adherence: 2.5
Overall Score: 23
You have a nice start going here, and I like how Elizabeth's reaction changed toward the end, in regard to Molly. I will say, try to write more so that we can get a better feel for these people.


Imcran

HappyasaBunny
Family: 7/10
Pictures: 6.5/10
Overall Creativity: 6/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 22/35

3Hannah3
Family: 5/10
Pictures: 6/10
Overall Creativity: 7/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 20.5/35

WhatwedoBest
Family: 8/10
Pictures: 6/10
Overall Creativity: 7/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 23.5/35

PlumbBobbed
Family: 6/10
Pictures: 6/10
Overall Creativity: 6/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 20.5/35

L Lawliet
Family: 6/10
Pictures: 7/10
Overall Creativity: 7/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 22.5/35

3mieszczanka
Family: 7/10
Pictures: 7/10
Overall Creativity: 6/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 22.5/35


Round I Overall Scores

Whatwedobest: 96.5
3mieszczanka: 80.5
3Hannah3: 80
HappyasaBunny: 76
L Lawliet: 75
PlumbBobbed: 72.5


Round II Overall Scores

HappyasaBunny: 81
Whatwedobest: 79.5
PlumbBobbed: 77.5
L Lawliet: 76.5
3mieszczanka: 76.5
3Hannah3: 75


The last scoring Judge for both Round should be posted tomorrow so that the current overall's can be given. :D The current Round ends tomorrow, after being extended, tomorrow at 10PM GMT. The Final Round will be posted shortly!

TRIriana
19th Jul 2009, 12:42 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/WifeSwapRoundThree.jpg

Okay! So, your first week is well underway and this Round you get to tell everyone just how your "wives" are acclimatising to their new environment. Simple! Right?

This Round will be split into two parts: The first half of the week and the Rule Change, and it'll be your chance to not only describe how Hellish or wonderful it's been, but to pinpoint in pictures three key moments that sum everything up for both parts of the week.

You'll be travelling back to the "wife" you used in Round III.


Part I - Pre-Rule Change
Quite simply, what's required is three to four pictures to pinpoint how your "wife" dealt with how the new household works.

Part II - Post-Rule Change
Three to four pictures are required here to detail highlights of the household after the Rule Change has been enacted.

Total 6 to 8 pictures

Writing Requirements
Reactions and thoughts on how things are going from the key players in the household.
What the new rules are - they can be as few or as little as you desire.
Three or more lines per picture


Deadline
27th July 2009 at 10PM GMT

Whatwedobest
19th Jul 2009, 7:01 AM
Whatwedobest: Round 3
Entering the House
Victim/Wife: Sakura Neesie



http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt66/whatwedobest/snapshot_176e8f7d_f76e8f81.jpg

I walked into their huge mansion and got the surprise of my life! It was so huge! How many people lived here again? Three? Andrew's entire family could fit in here! It has some nice marble staircases in the front hall though I must say. Truthfully this house is a little too much for me though! The rooms are bigger than my house doubled! I think it will take a while for me to get adjusted here.

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt66/whatwedobest/snapshot_176e8f7d_976e9030.jpg

Wow! I thought I was in the living room earlier! I guess this is the main studying room. Nice computer, bookshelves everywhere, easels, and chess sets all around this room! This room is worth $50,000 on its own. How can these people afford to pay for all this stuff? I can see myself spending a lot of time in this room during my stay here. I love books and these people have plenty of them!

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt66/whatwedobest/snapshot_176e8f7d_776e915d.jpg

Next room was the kitchen which is totally freaking me out right now. I though my kitchen was big, but this is just insane! I could open my own bakery with all of this stuff! These counters, and marble floor, top-notch fridge and ovens. This kitchen helps me be happy here, I can just spend all my time cooking in here.

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt66/whatwedobest/snapshot_176e8f7d_176e90af.jpg

I found the manuel on the kitchen counter.

Dear swapped-wife,
I see that you have found my house among the others along my street. As for your responsibilities, well none! I never cook, just order out. I sleep on the couch most of the time, I have parties to go to, but obviously you can't fill my shoes for them! My daughter, well she knows what to do, I don't talk to her so much.
Have fun living rich, your swapped, love ya!

Well I see some things are going to change, starting with home-cooked meals!

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt66/whatwedobest/snapshot_176e8f7d_776e9281.jpg

The father and the daughter got home shortly after I finished reading the manuel so here we are in the living room for the family meeting.
"Hi! My name is Sakura!" I siad cheerfully to them.
"Mine is Kaleb, I'm quite tired so let's make this quick."
"I-I-I'm L-Lia" the daughter mumbled.
"Hi Kaleb and Lia! This time together should be fun! I was thinking that tomorrow-"
"Can't do anything tomorrow," Kaleb said, "Or the next day or the next. As a matter of fact, don't plan anything unless you don't mind me not coming. I am far to busy to go on silly outings."
"Well I guess I'll go to bed, night Kaleb, night Lia! Would you like me to tuck you in Lia?"
"I-I-If you w-want to..."she stumbled.

*************************************************************

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt66/whatwedobest/snapshot_176e8f7d_d76e9311.jpg

"If you want to know my thoughts, let me just tell you something: I do not like her. She is not my beautiful wife. She should not be in my beautiful house. She should not be messing up my beautiful life. She is the scum on my sink after I fire the maid. She is the weed in the garden, the algae in my pool, the fly in my drink, the speck on my dish, and I could go on and on. To put it simply, I don't like her, and never will."

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt66/whatwedobest/snapshot_176e8f7d_576e9393.jpg

"W-well I think it would b-be nice of her to p-play with me. M-mommy n-n-never does so m-maybe this new m-mommy will. S-she looks nice and I-I l-liked it when she tucked me i-in. She read me a s-story to sleep and t-told me she would t-take me to the p-park this w-week. She is n-nice, b-but Daddy doesn't s-seem to l-l-like her that much. I like h-her though!"

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Big thanks to NoRealLife2 for their "Briars" house! Couldn't of gotten this done in time without it!

3mieszczanka
19th Jul 2009, 10:39 AM
Deadline
22nd July 2009 at 10PM GMT

All of these sounds really fun, but my boss is sending me for a business trip to Warsaw - I will be back on 24th (Friday). Can I make my entry then? Please, I don't want to resign.

Congratulations everyone for great entries! :-D

TRIriana
19th Jul 2009, 10:42 AM
That would be fine. :) Have a good trip!

PlumbBobbed
19th Jul 2009, 8:04 PM
I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to drop out. I accidently deleted the neighborhood. :\

TRIriana
19th Jul 2009, 8:14 PM
Aww, sorry to hear that. No back-ups in the files or folders?

3hannah3
20th Jul 2009, 2:52 PM
OMG this next round could be interesting!

L Lawliet_SC
21st Jul 2009, 8:34 PM
Bah as you've noticed I've had to drop out, moved and no internet access. So I'd like my scores for what I did do if possible, sorry guys I thought I'd have computer and internet but no dice T.T. Sorry for just leaving like I did :(.

paksetti
22nd Jul 2009, 1:36 AM
Gak. I hope you guys do a cycle 2... lol. this looks like fun.

Whatwedobest
22nd Jul 2009, 7:09 AM
Can I have a day extension? btw can I add like 1 more pic to each section?

TRIriana
22nd Jul 2009, 8:26 AM
Well the Round only closes in 2 days' time, and I'll add that one more picture can be added to each section so that eveyone has that chance.

TRIriana
23rd Jul 2009, 7:07 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Sam_Monoceros/Sim%20Competition/WifeSwapRoundThree.jpg
The Other Family

Okay! So, your first week is well underway and this Round you get to tell everyone just how your "wives" are acclimatising to their new environment. Simple! Right?

This Round will be split into two parts: The first half of the week and the Rule Change, and it'll be your chance to not only describe how Hellish or wonderful it's been, but to pinpoint in pictures three key moments that sum everything up for both parts of the week.

You'll be travelling back to the "wife" you used in Round III.


Part I - Pre-Rule Change
Quite simply, what's required is three to four pictures to pinpoint how your "wife" dealt with how the new household works.

Part II - Post-Rule Change
Three to four pictures are required here to detail highlights of the household after the Rule Change has been enacted.

Total 6 to 8 pictures

Writing Requirements
Reactions and thoughts on how things are going from the key players in the household.
What the new rules are - they can be as few or as little as you desire.
Three or more lines per picture
Please include, in addition to the three lines a brief summary from both wives of their overall time in the house!


Deadline
27th July 2009 at 10PM GMT

happyasabunny
23rd Jul 2009, 10:16 PM
This morning is the first morning that I have to follow the rules that were given. I must see the girls off to school and make sure that they are wearing fashionable outfits. But before that I must choose a cute outfit. Well a black dress and heels is cute and it will be perfect for the job I have today.

"Delanie that outfit is not what you are suppose to be wearing is it?"
"No, but, nothing else fits so, this is all I have to wear. Can you quit bugging me and let me go?"
"Sure, but later you better tell me why nothing fits you anymore."

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/swap1.jpg

Leah's outfit was perfect and now that they are off to school I have to head to this photoshoot that was set up for me.

I don't like modeling it is really not my thing but, I must admit that this is a great picture.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/swap2.jpg

"Tiffany now that I'm home from school I want to go shopping at my favorite boutique."
"Fine Delanie but, you still have to tell me whats going on."
"I will but, lets go shopping first."
"Okay."

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/sw3.jpg

"Ugh! I hate that you pay so much for these clothes you could find anywhere else for cheaper."
"Well, I like these clothes and knowing how expensive they are."

3 hours later

"Tell me whats going on."
"Tiffany you better promise you won't tell anyone."
"I promise Delanie."
"Okay well...I'm pregnant."
"Well at least your almost 18."
"Yeah but, that doesn't make it any better."
"I'm so worried."
"I'm really sorry Delanie."
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/sw4.jpg

6 days later

"Its time for rules change.
Rule number 1 no secrets.
Rule number 2 modeling won't be my job for the next week. I will be working as a website designer because I took a class on it a few years ago."
Rule number 3 Delanie you will be donating some of your old clothes that you don't wear anymore.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/sw5.jpg

"Writing codes is a lot harder than I remember it being. I need to find a program that will write the code for me. It would make my life much easier."

"Dad there is something I have to tell you."
"Okay what is it."
"Dad I'm pregnant."
"Your What!!"
"Oh my gosh Delanie I thought you were smarter than that."
"I thought I was too...I was being so careful."
"Obviously not careful enough."
"I know I'm so sorry dad."
"I have nothing to say to you just please go to your room."

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/sw6.jpg

"I can't believe I gave away so much stuff but, it feels really good to donate. I don't understand why I was so selfish. I never want to be like that ever again."

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/sw8.jpg

Whatwedobest
24th Jul 2009, 10:56 AM
Ohh can I put my round in tomorrow night? or morning?

3hannah3
24th Jul 2009, 11:23 AM
hopefully i can get my round in by tonight!!!

3mieszczanka
24th Jul 2009, 7:44 PM
Weeks in the Caviar Family - The Rule Change Round

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round4_1.jpg
Molly: I really like the Manual. It has told me to have fun, so I do. I spend time swimming, watching TV, sunbathing...

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round4_2.jpg
Molly: I'm in Vanessa's place now, so I have to be more elegant, like she is. Elizabeth gave me some advice - I've changed my make-up style and my hairstyle. I use Vanessa's cosmetics - now I can afford them. ;-) First time in my life I feel like an attractive woman. Silly, my husband has never helped me to feel like this, but my new lesbian mate has..

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round4_3.jpg
Molly: We are spending time together. :-) Elizabeth's company is sooo relaxing!
Elizabeth: Molly is nice, though simple and a bit boring, as I have mentioned before. She is in the Vanessa's place right now, so she has to act like her - I encouraged Molly to increase her IQ a bit... ;-)

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round4_4.jpg
Molly: Being in Vanessa's place is giving me also a chance to educate myself more. I have time to read. I am also learning how to play chess! And I have swapped "The Sun" for "The Times"!!!

Rule Change

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round4_6.jpg
Molly: The new rules that I created forbid us to hire a maid. We have to clean and cook by ourselves. I want Elizabeth to take care about the house a bit more. She is not into this, I'm afraid...

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round4_5.jpg
Elizabeth: Great! Now I have to clean and cook. I don't like it. Well, maybe Vanessa is a workaholic, but at leas she has money to hire a housekeeper...

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round4_7.jpg
Elizabeth: There is one thing I am not going to do! I will not eat meat, especially hot-dogs. Maybe the Cabbage family eat such things, but I don't want to be fat! No way!

TRIriana
24th Jul 2009, 8:40 PM
Ohh can I put my round in tomorrow night? or morning?

The Round was already extended twice, so I'm afraid not. It closes 10PM on the 24th - a couple of hours from now.

3hannah3
24th Jul 2009, 10:22 PM
sorry its a few minutes late

The first week at the Hirst household was very difficult and tiring. Getting up at 5am was hard enough work but then i was expected to cook and clean all day. I had hardly any time in the mornings and started to wear anythging, i just threw on any baggy trousers. I was also expected to cook in the space of 10 minutes whilst caring for a screaming toddler.
"Jo is that dinner done yet?"
"Almost, i've just got to-"
"Hurry up we need to get the kids to bed by 7 and then we can play a game, i was thinking don't wake the lolama"
I had no respect.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/Hirststay.jpg

Doin't get me wrong the kids were lovely, little Alex was a great laugh and Charlie seemed nice. I was a little worried about Rachael though. She was a bit icy towards me.
"So what school do you go to Rachael"
"The high"
"Um.... ok Are you going out tonight, i can give you a lift..."
"Not allowed"
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/hirststay2.jpg
That evening we played 'Don't wake the llama'. It was actually quite fun but i'm not sure the kids enjoyed it. Charlie was very quiet but i could see Rachael just wanted to be out of there!
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/hirstsaty3.jpg

RULE CHANGE:

Ok so rule change. My new rules were basically, the kids had to help out with the chores. We were a lot more relaxed and that the kids had a lot more free time. Oh and NO MORE FAMILY TIME!

Charlie certainly struggled on the cooking front...
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/hirststay4.jpg
I decided that Rachael needed to experience teenage life and took her to her first club.
"The club Jo took me to was amazing! I had so much fun adn she was so relaxed about everything, she even let me have a little bit of alcohol. I've never had so much fun!"
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/hirststay5.jpg
I must say i think Jack took it a little bit too far when he found out.
"What the hell do you think you were doing taking her to a place like that! Anything could have happened to her!!!!"
"Well maybe if you let her out a bit more she wouldn't be having this argument. SHe was with me, nothing would have happened to her!"
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/hirststay6.jpg

I must say my time with the Hirst family was an interesting one and although me and Jack didn't leave on the best of terms i think i taught the family something.

TRIriana
24th Jul 2009, 11:22 PM
Round II B Scores


TRIriana

HappyasaBunny
Family: 7
Pictures: 7.5
Overall Creativity: 7.5
Rule Adherence: 2.5
Overall Score: 24.5

3Hannah3
Family: 6.5
Pictures: 7
Overall Creativity: 7
Rule Adherence: 2.5
Overall Score: 23

WhatwedoBest
Family: 8
Pictures: 8.5
Overall Creativity: 8
Rule Adherence: 5
Overall Score: 29.5

3mieszczanka
Family: 8
Pictures: 8
Overall Creativity: 7
Rule Adherence: 2.5
Overall: 25.5


Tree4Me

Happyasabunny - The Thompson and Smith families
Family: 6/10
Pictures: 9/10
Overall Creativity: 7/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 27/35

3hannah3 - The Hirst and Coleman families
Family: 7/10
Pictures: 9/10
Overall Creativity: 7/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 28/35

Whatwedobest - The Nessie and Dirde families
Family: 9/10
Pictures: 10/10
Overall Creativity: 9/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 33/35

3mieszczanka - The Cabbage and Caviar families
Family: 9/10
Pictures: 7/10
Overall Creativity: 8/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 29/35


Imcra

HappyasaBunny
Family: 5/10
Pictures: 4/10
Overall Creativity: 4/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 14.5/35

3Hannah3
Family: 3/10
Pictures: 3/10
Overall Creativity: 3/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 11.5/35

WhatwedoBest
Family: 7/10
Pictures: 8/10
Overall Creativity: 8/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 25.5/35

3mieszczanka
Family: 8/10
Pictures: 6/10
Overall Creativity: 9/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 25.5/35


Overall Scores
WhatwedoBest: 88
3mieszczanka: 80
HappyasaBunny: 66
3Hannah: 62.5

3mieszczanka
26th Jul 2009, 2:46 PM
Deadline
27th July 2009 at 10PM GMT
Is deadline 27th or 26th? There is a different date on the first page.

TRIriana
26th Jul 2009, 5:21 PM
Technically it's the 26th. but if an extension is needed to the afternoon of the 27th then I will grant it.

3mieszczanka
27th Jul 2009, 3:38 PM
Technically it's the 26th. but if an extension is needed to the afternoon of the 27th then I will grant it.
Yes, please! :-)

3mieszczanka
27th Jul 2009, 8:22 PM
Weeks in the Cabbage Family - The Rule Change Round

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round5_3.jpg
Vanessa: The first week was a chaos. I couldn't sleep because the baby was crying and screaming, so I was totally useless at work. I wanted it all to end, but it was just a beginning...
Poppy: Well, I like Vanessa, but she was far too bossy.

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round5_1.jpg
Vanessa: I had to take care of the kids... Which means: emptying the potty, changing nappies... It was horrible! I was stressed, tired and angry all the time!

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round5_4.jpg
Vanessa: And the kids showed me no respect! E.g. Danny was scaring me and then laughing!
Danny: I like Vanessa, she's a cool mate to laugh. We had so much fun! :-D

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round5_2.jpg
Vanessa: I had to cook as well... though I hate it.
Joe: She cooked, but she was useless... She claimed that this black something was a pancake... Yeah, right!

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round5_5.jpg
Vanessa: And then came the rule change... I could focus on my career. The main rules were:
1. My work is very important to me. I work at home as well and then kids have to be quiet.

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round5_6.jpg
2. I don't have time to clean. Our cleaning lady can do it. Or that lazy guy Joe...

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round5_7.jpg
3. I'm not going to cook. Joe can do it just as well. Or they can always buy a pizza...

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/3mieszczanka/Sims/round5_8.jpg
4. I don't have time for kids, but I have money for a nanny. She will take care of Melvin and make sure that older kids do their homework.

Melvin: Ma-ma! :-((((

Danny: I want my mum back! Pizza is not healthy, even I know that!

Vanessa: Yes, during that two weeks I came to a decision - I am not going to have kids! Never!

Poppy: I am really glad that I met Vanessa. Now I'm almost sure... I'm a lesbian!

3hannah3
27th Jul 2009, 8:34 PM
Back to the Coleman house where Nicola is experiencing her first week.

In the manual i was told that Jo was a very much in with the fashion, she loved reading magazines and going shopping, so thats what i did! I found a localk clothes store and set about picking out some stylish outfits. If i'm honest i've never been very good with fashion so i decided to ask Michelle, a nice lady who worked there. Soon i was trying on loads of outfits. I begun to really enjoy myself!
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/colemanstay2.jpg
As i was paying for my new clothes i realised these week could be quite fun. I never got much time for relaxing at home and while i thought that was a good thing, maybe it would be good to have a rest. I obviously spoke too soon...
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/colemanstay.jpg
The rest of the week i found impossibly dull. Whilst i lounged around on the sofa doing nothing, Josh and Haley would run round looking after Becca and cooking meals. I felt awful! I would also spend hours getting ready in the morning just to waste time.
~Nicola seems really nice but its obvious she's bored. I never really noticed how much i did for mum. I don't mind at all she's done so much for me but seeing Nicola trying to be my mum made me realise that not everyone's lifestyle is like ours!
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/colemanstay3.jpg

Swap over time. To sum up my ne rules i would say
'spend time as a family'

I started cooking dinners for everyone like i did at home. I told Haley to do her homework while i was doing it (I needed some order in the house) and i told Josh to go and sort out the weeds in the back garden. While i was preparing lunch i also bonded with Becca.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/colemanstay4.jpg
Whilst we ate i tried to get to know the family.
~Lunchtime today was great i really got to know Nicola and she told us all about family life at home. I didn't realise just how different it could be! She also made me realise how little time we spend as a family, so later when we were cleaning up me and Haley decided to try and do something together every weekend.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/colemanstay5.jpg
"Today we had some family time in our outdoor pool, it was ok..."
"Awww come on you enjoyed it really, i think Nicola's shown us the importance of our family"
"I guess... though i am not doing that every day!!!
"Haha"
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss129/cheesecake333/colemanstay6.jpg

I think i have taught the Coleman's how they should spend time with each other however i think i've also learned that its good to have time alone and to treat yourslef every now and then!

TRIriana
29th Jul 2009, 1:07 AM
Round III Scores


HappyasaBunny
Family: 6
Pictures: 6
Overall Creativity: 6
Rule Adherence: 2.5
Overall Score: 20.5
You had a good idea going with the pregnancy thing, but the entry seems rushed and the event - which is obviously serious, particularly in this family - comes across as very rushed.

3Hannah3
Family: 6
Pictures: 6
Overall Creativity: 6
Rule Adherence: 2.5
Overall Score: 20.5
A little bit more writing would really help the flow between the pictures, and the pictures themselves are good. There's activity and colour and expressions. Try a few wider shots too - to let us take in the details of the scenery, as well as the Sim.

3mieszczanka
Family: 7
Pictures: 7
Overall Creativity: 7
Rule Adherence: 2.5
Overall Score: 23.5
I love what you have going with these families - and more writing would really make it stand out that little bit extra.


Tree4Me

Happyasabunny - The Thompson and Smith families
Family: 6/10
Pictures: 10/10
Overall Creativity: 7/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 28/35

3hannah3 - The Hirst and Coleman families
Family: 7/10
Pictures: 9/10
Overall Creativity: 9/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 30/35

3mieszczanka - The Cabbage and Caviar families
Family: 9/10
Pictures: 6/10
Overall Creativity: 9/10
Rule Adherence: 5/5
Overall Score: 29/35


Imcran

HappyasaBunny
Family: 3/10
Pictures: 3/10
Overall Creativity: 3/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 11.5/35

3Hannah3
Family: 5/10
Pictures: 5/10
Overall Creativity: 4/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 16.5/35

3mieszczanka
Family: 7/10
Pictures: 8/10
Overall Creativity: 7/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 24.5/35


Round III Overall Scores
3Mieszczanka: 77
3Hannah3: 67
HappyasaBunny: 60

TRIriana
29th Jul 2009, 1:22 AM
Final Round Scores


Imcran

3Hannah3
Family: 4/10
Pictures: 4/10
Overall Creativity: 4/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 14.5/35

3mieszczanka
Family: 7/10
Pictures: 6/10
Overall Creativity: 7/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 22.5/35


TRIriana

3Hannah3
Family: 6/10
Pictures: 5/10
Overall Creativity: 6/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 19.5/35

3mieszczanka
Family: 7/10
Pictures: 7/10
Overall Creativity: 6.5/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 23/35


Tree4Me

3Hannah3 - The Hirst and Coleman families
Family: 7/10
Pictures: 6/10
Overall Creativity: 7/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 22.5/35

3Mieszczanka - The Cabbage and Caviar families
Family: 9/10
Pictures: 8/10
Overall Creativity: 8/10
Rule Adherence: 2.5/5
Overall Score: 27.5/35


Final Round Overall Scores
3Mieszczanka: 73
3Hannah3: 56.5

TRIriana
29th Jul 2009, 1:31 AM
Overall Scores - and Winner Announced!


Round I Overall Scores
3mieszczanka: 80.5
3Hannah3: 80

Round II Overall Scores
3mieszczanka: 76.5
3Hannah3: 75

Round IIB Overall Scores
3mieszczanka: 80
3Hannah: 62.5

Round III Overall Scores
3Mieszczanka: 77
3Hannah3: 67

Final Round Overall Scores
3Mieszczanka: 73
3Hannah3: 56.5


The Winning Scores
3Mieszczanka: 387
3Hannah3: 341


Congratulations to 3Mieszczanka for nabbing the winning place. :). And a huge thank you to all of the judges, and especially the emergency judges who helped out in the last few Rounds! :D

3hannah3
29th Jul 2009, 6:37 PM
well done 3Mieszczanka i cmae 2nd lol, by default of course!!! (I guess that means i came last too)

3mieszczanka
31st Jul 2009, 3:23 PM
Thank you all for the fun! :-D