The Mendoza ISBI

Idiots do it their way


Technical Difficulties

Whilst I was playing the Irving save file the game crashed and I got this message when I tried to load the game again.

I have been trying various things to get the game to work and all of them have failed.  As such I am left with no other option but to reinstall the game.  Obviously it will take some time to get all the EPs and stuff packs back on and all my CC once I am sure the game is working.

Unfortunately this means I have to put all sims 3 blogs on hold until I get things sorted.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can get things working again.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.



Sunshine Blogger Award

Ooh look another award! This is so overwhelming, I don’t know what to say. 😀

Seriously though it always shocks me whenever I get nominated for one of these things.  I never really consider my legacies to be worthy, especially when compared to some of the great stories/challenges I have read.

A big thank you to blamsart who nominated me for this award.  Her legacy Light the way to Heaven is awesome!! I suggest you go check it out if you haven’t read it yet.

What is it?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

The Rules:
1. In a blog post, thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate a certain number of new blogs to receive the award and write them new questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.


1) Do you have a brainstorm group?

Short answer: No

Long answer: I haven’t heard of a brainstorming group before.  I get that some people would find it useful to bounce ideas of each other though. Not something I have ever considered.

2) How do you feel about that wonderful Laundry Day pack for the sims 4? Evolution am I right?

This is on my wish list on Origin.  It is one of about 2 or 3 stuff packs I don’t have yet so I can’t really comment on it.

3) Do you have grand ideals for your story? A set goal you’re trying to achieve? Whether it’s in the complexity of the story, number of readers, or just simply managing to finish it?

I guess I am just trying to finish it before TS3 gives up on me! XD I am having a lot of fun playing and blogging about it.  It brings me great joy to here that you, dear readers like what I write. ❤

4) Whether you’re writing a story or a challenge, were you a writer before playing the sims? Was that one of your hobbies?

I have dabbled a bit manly short stories though.  Sims is such a great tool for story writing though even if you don’t share all of them.

5) What do you expect from the sims 5? Will there be a sims 5?

Sims 5? I hope so.  I would like them to bring back the CAS options from TS3.  You know the ones where you can customize your sims clothes, hair, eyes etc in any colour you choose.  I have loved sims since the start though so I would probably love sims 5 as well if they make it. *fingers crossed*

Or maybe a dating agency element that is better than the so called ‘online dating’ in TS3.  There could be a community lot/rabbit hole for it.

6) What’s the most amusing/hilarious/BEST fail you’ve ever had in the sims?

This is a hard one, there have been so many fails over the years.  Each and every one of them is amusing for it’s own reasons. One of the more recent ones that I can recall is the triplets birthday from the Irving DITFT.

Bellatrix wouldn’t age up at all so I aged her up in CAS and she ended up looking like this.

7) For statistical purposes, how much CC do you have for this game?

*looks at mod folder* Well it says there is 339 items in my mod folder so it’s fair to say a lot!  Ha ha didn’t realise I had so much, no wonder the game takes a while to load! XD

8) Do you think the sims 3 community will continue to thrive and survive, or do you expect it to fade out into the void of new not improved sims games?

As long as there are people out there that still love playing TS3 as well as those, like myself who enjoying writing stories and challenges the community will stay alive.  Oh and not forgetting of course all those wonderful people out there who love reading said stories and challenges.

9) How did you come across the sims? Did a family member have it? Or friends?

I was in college (UK meaning of the word) when I first played sims 1.  A very good friend of mine had it and I had a go on it.  Fair to say I was hooked from that moment!

10) I’m always in need of new music, so what’s your best tunes for writing/simming?

*checks spotify playlist* Here’s a few of my current favourites:

Ed Sheeren – Perfect

Taylor Swift – Shake it off

Take That – Relight my Fire (One of my favs from my younger days)

Demi Lovato – Cool for the Summer

Justin Timberlake – Can’t stop the Feeling (from Trolls)


It was so hard to narrow it down, I love all your blogs.  Even though I have listed just a few here I would like to extend this to all of you.  Basically if you read this consider yourself nominated.

Noble Doubt

Sloane Family Legacy

My Darling

Never do it Again


11 6 Questions for You

  1. Do you have a favourite sim couple from your story/challenge?
  2. How long do you spend working on each chapter?
  3. What’s your favourite colour
  4. What made you start blogging?
  5. What is your favourite moment from your story/challenge?
  6. Do you have a character in your story you regret killing off?
  7. What is the hardest thing about writing?

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Ordonez Generation 2

Hey there! Please please please check out the new chapter I have just finished writing for the Ordonez Legacy.  I am keen to know what you all think of the changes.   Thanks x

Chapter 2.0


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Christmas Hiatus

Hi hope you are all well? As the festive season approaches I am finding I have less time for summing and blogging. As such I have made the decision to take a break till the new year. 

I will still try and keep up to date with all your blogs when I can as I love reading them. Hope you all have a great Christmas! xx


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Heir Poll – The Winner!

Hey guys! Not a chapter, sorry.  I am working on one for the Irving DITFT though so keep an eye out for that.

What I am here to tell you today is the results of the heir poll and who is going to lead us into generation 7.  So drum roll please

Here are the results.  So pleased to see everyone got some votes. 🙂

That means the winner and next torch holder is…

Well done Gambit! 😀

Gambit: What if I don’t want to be the TH. Don’t I get a say in this?


Storm: If he doesn’t want it, I’ll have it.

Jubilee: What makes you think you should have it?

Storm: I am the eldest.

Storm/Jubilee: *bickering in background*

Gambit: *ahem* Sorry about that.  Thank you kind readers for choosing me as the next heir.  I will try not to disappoint. 🙂



Chapter 6.13 The Stylish One

Hi I’m back again! Last time the quads had their teen birthday, there was a fire and Starla became a tragic clown


Ooh look someone found the pizza oven.  What you making Susan?

Susan: Bread. Now beat it I don’t want to burn it.

Lady: You really heals are the way to go.

Rickon: Oh yes and a new hairstyle will complete the look.  Trust me I’m a stylist. 🙂

Rickon is at the salon raising his job performance by styling random sims.

Shawna: Ow! I think the baby’s coming.

Jubilee: Your pain amuses me. >:)

Gambit: OMG What do I do? *panics*

Jubilee: *tries to react like a normal person*

Contessa: Shouldn’t you get your butt home boy.

Rickon: In a minute, I just want to finish this.

As you can see Rickon is super exicted to meet his new child.

Jubilee: Every great villian has a cat.

Beast: Put me down human.

Gambit: I’m hungry now, You’ll be fine on your own right?

Shawna: I love this family, really I do.

Wolverine is oblivious to what is going on.

Wolverine: This coffee is just too good.

Aren’t you a bit young for coffee?

If the option is there I will take it.

I love how much this family cares about a new addition. This is Storm while Shawna gives birth.

Jubilee: I can’t have a dirty cat sitting on me as I plan by evil schemes.


Rickon: Shawna’s having the baby, like now! Why didn’t you tell me sooner?

I did, you just cancelled the action to go home and stayed at the salon.

It’s coming!

Shawna: Hi there cutie ❤

Shawna: OK I’m bored of it now, where’s Rickon?

Meet Cyclops.  He was born Evil and Athletic.  He is also a werewolf and has the hidden trait makes no messes.

This is who he is named after.

Jubilee is the first to be drawn to the new baby.

Jubilee: This room is so dark, I love it.  ❤

It all proves too much for Wolverine and he passes out.

Wolverine: No one warned me about caffine crashes.

Rickon: Hello?

Pom: Hey hot stuff ❤ How about you and me got out sometime.

Rickon: Ew no way.  I don’t date old ladies plus I’m married.

Pom: Too bad, you don’t know what you are missing.

Rickon: *hangs up* I really don’t want to know.

Instead of heading upstairs to meet his new son Rickon heads for the drafting table instead.

Rickon: I’ve already seen 5 of them as babies.  How is this one going to be any different.

Parent of the year right here.

Gambit: There you go bro all clean.

Well done Gambit. ❤

Gambit: Holding a baby and standing around in my undies will hopefully increase my chances in the heir vote.

Gambit: Why is it crying now? Make it stop.

Ah normality is restored

Wolverine: It’s really cold outside dad.

Rickon: Then stay indoors.  I don’t want have to thaw you out too.

Storm: I heard holding the new baby will help with the heir vote.

No it won’t put him down.

Darrick: OMG It’s Rickon! I’m gonna get a new look from THE Rickon!

Rickon: Yes now calm down please.

Rickon: Hmm the body needs work.

Darrick: Why what’s wrong with it?

Rickon: Nothing a little styling wont fix.

Darrick: I look hot! thanks dude.

Rickon: Please don’t call me dude.

Next to be styled is Kenyatta Cap (Toan’s daughter)

Rickon: Not bad, I can work with this.  Stand still, time for the master to work his magic.

Kenyatta: Fluffy leg warmers, seriously?

Rickon: I think they look good on you.

Kenyatta: I don’t like it. Sorry.

Rickon: *gains promotion*

He is now at level 6, I failed to get a shot of the notification.

Just Rouge building a snowman on the beach.

I just the faces Jubilee pulls. ❤ I have no other reason for this picture.

Gambit: Why did I come in here?

Rickon is back at the salon.

Kiana: But aren’t I a bit young for heals?

Rickon: Sorry, I’m just used to styling adults.  How about a new hairstyle instead.

Here she is made over.  She is the daughter of Mance Maloney btw.  She’s so cute.

Gambit: Come on boy get the piggy.

Shaggydog: Someone is actually paying attention to me.

Jubilee what are you doing with Cyclops?

Jubilee: You’ll see, hush now.


The evil is strong with this one.

And that is it for now.  I’ve ran out of piccies.  The heir poll will be closing soon so hurry and vote for your fav while their is still time.  I have a three way tie at the moment so your vote will help.



Memory Lane Challange

I have been nominated for the Memory Lane Challenge by somebodysangel13. It is different to the other awards I’ve seen.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Share FIVE of your favourite moments from your legacy/story/challenge so far
  3. Nominate up to 5 blogs to do the same.

So here are my five favourite moments from the Mendoza

1# Jacklyn and Tobias’ Wedding

Tobias was one of my favourite spouses.  His childish trait made him so much fun.

2# Tobias in the buff

Yes I know it’s Tobias again.  He was my first senile naked elder.  This was such a funny moment

3# Melon and Magrat’s wedding

I loved these two. I think Melon has been my favourite TH so far.  Their wedding was a great day the only bugbear of mine is that no one used the lovely benches I designed.

4# Playing with life and death

I had great fun with this thing.  It may make another appearance soon. Watch this space

5# Susan and Max’s Honeymoon

I think has been the only time this family has travelled.  I will have to try and include more trips.