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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Chapter 7.6 Where did that come from?

Hi there! No I haven’t forgotten about my Sims 3 blogs, I am just having so much fun with Sims 4 at the moment.  Never thought I would say that! For those who don’t know I am now writing my sims 4 legacy as an actual story.

I am having a lot of fun creating characters and scenes for it.  As well as working out where the story will go.  I do have a rough idea of what I want to do with Rose but most of it is just make it up as I go.  For anyone that wants to check it out please click here. To start Rose’s story start at Generation 2.

Last time Gambit and Magenta got married, A baby was confirmed to be on the way and Gambit had gigs.

So lets see what the family is up to this time.

Rickon: Does the itty bitty kitty need a flea bath.

Beast: No. Please kindly so talking to me in such a manner.

And this is why poor Beast is getting bothered by Rickon! XD I swear I don’t know why I bother buying these animals beds, they hardly ever use them.

Gambit meanwhile has been out and about auditioning for gigs.  Cue audition spam.

Audition spam end.  He got three out the 4 gigs which is not bad going.

He then went to the coffeehouse to have something to eat so I made him work for tips afterwards.

Gambit: Be nice if more people showed up.

They are all on the other side of the coffeehouse where I directed you to perform.  YOU decided to walk all the way round to here.

All that hard work wore poor Gambit out.  I let him have a nap in the rocking chair as it fills energy faster.  A TH has a lot to get done in a day.

Poor Magenta, not only are her boots cutting into her legs now she’s pregnant but Cyclops decided to unleash his werewolf growls on her.

She was not impressed.

Magenta: How dare you scare a pregnant woman.  Do you want me to go into premature labour?

Cyclops: Not while I’m present. 😀

Magenta: 😡

Cyclops: In other news I have decided I want to top the criminal career.

Here’s Gambit at another gig.  I think his new performance outfit is drawing in the ladies.

Storm: Well I’m not impressed.  He should cover up in this weather.

Would you be saying that if he wasn’t your brother.

Storm: Well that would be different.

Gambit’s job performance bar was very close to the end so he impressed the crowd with more acrobatic antics after the show.

Gambit: Ooh Ring of Fire!! Can I try it please.

You might want to get home first.

Gambit: Why?

Magenta: Good gravy it wants out!

A few hours of standing around screaming (alone) later.


It’s a boy!

Magenta: And..

Yes well I failed to get a good picture but there was a baby girl as well.  We have twins! I will introduce them a bit later.

Here we have Rickon’s excellent choice of sleeping location. XD

I declined it naturally but I had to laugh at this opportunity of Rickon’s!!

Gambit squeezing in some skill boosting before the twin’s birthday.

Ah there’s the baby girl.  See she does exist!

Rickon: I’m a grandad! 😀

It’s Rickon’s birthday too.

Last look at Rickon before he gets old.

Doesn’t everyone look happy.

This the first of the twins. Not sure where that blonde hair came from.

She’s not the best at having her photo taken.  Her name is Ragdoll and her traits are Good and Friendly

The naming theme this generation is cat breeds.  This is what a Ragdoll cat looks like, it’s one of my favourite breeds.

Cute father son intermission

This is the other twin.  His name is Burmese and his traits are Slob and excitable.

This is his namesake

Finally here is Rickon as an elder.

To finish here is some extended family news.


Chapter 7.5 They’re Finally Getting Married

Hi there! Before I get started I just want to say –

Hope you all had a great time over the holidays.  My daughter is starting to understand what’s going on a bit more.  She loved the presents and the decorations but I don’t think she knew what it was all for!

OK so last time Magenta had a hen party, Gambit had his first show, Beast got old and Max left us.

Did I mention I love Magenta, she is so good on free will (for the moment!) Here she is taking care of the pets social need.

Shaggydog: At least someone remembers we’re here.

Beast: I hear you bro.

Gambit is back at the coffee shop auditioning for another gig.

Lady: You’re getting good, I’ll give you another shot.

Gambit: That’s great! Could I have a hand out of this please.

Lady: Maybe you should practice before the gig.

Back at home Gambit practices his new contortions ahead of his two gigs.

Other members of the family are not so constructive.

Rickon: At least I’m not causing a fail.


Gambit is at the park performing for tips.  I usually send him to the coffee shop as there is a bigger crowd but I thought a change of scenery would be nice.  These two kids showed up to watch they are Maria and Josiah Best.  I took pity on them and sorted out their hair.

Much better.

Gambit started to get better and drew in a larger crowd.  He had a productive day and brought home about 300 simoleons.

I do love it when my sim couples stay in love after I stop controlling them.  These two are so sweet. ❤

Gambit’s gig in the park went pretty well.  He got a decent crowd and they all seemed to like him.

He got a good review too!

The first thing Gambit does upon arriving home is to celebrate his good show with his fiance.

Oh yes I also recolored the master bedroom.  I added black to balance out the brightness of lime and hot pink.

Cyclops: I’m just going to sit here, read my book and pretend I don’t know what my brother is doing upstairs.

By book you mean romance novel.

Cyclops: Is that a problem?

Gambit: So now that Magenta is quite possibly knocked up I’d better marry her.

Knocked up? That’s what you’re going with?

Gambit: Yes. Now hush I have calls to make.

Not much of interest happens so let’s skip to the wedding day.

Rickon: I can’t believe my son is finally getting married.

This is the little chapel I made for them.  Doesn’t it look pretty in the snow. ❤

Just to show you the inside.  I love how it turned out. ❤

OK ready for some wedding spam!

Aww ❤ Suprisingly most of the family turned up, even Starla! Oh and that balding man in the front row is not a party crasher that’s Bran.

Magenta: This has no bearing on what just happened. *throws up*

I think we all know by now what this means! 😉

Time to cut the cake.

Viserys & Brigitta: YAY cake!

Naturally everyone showed up for cake making me wonder if I should have added another table.

There was a lot of socialising going on as the party started to wind down.  It’s always nice to see extended (and often forgotten) family members getting on.

Gambit’s selfie obsession continues.

Gambit: I know I just married Magenta but I think you’re hot.

They hart farted but I failed to get a picture.

Gambit doesn’t have time to flirt though he’s off to another gig.

This was probably because he turned up late.

Still he did get a promotion out of it! I think he is at level 7 now.  This career is proving easy to progress in so far.  Here’s hoping it continues.

And finally we end with the news that Magenta is indeed pregnant.  Gambit has the fertility treatment LTR so I am hoping for multiples.

Next time we meet the new arrivals. It is on the home page but I will reveal here that the naming theme this time is cat breeds.


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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


Chapter 7.4 A Party to Die For

Last time Gambit proposed to Magenta, got a gig at the coffeehouse and Magenta bonded with the family.

This time we start with a party!

Gambit: Party time! 😀

It’s a hen party, your not invited.

Gambit: I’ll just go to the park and practice my routine for later then.

Magenta’s stylish forced party outfit!

Magenta: You have a strange definition of stylish.

Rickon: Can I leave too?

I can’t control you so no.  Just go hide somewhere.

Rouge: Hi dad! Stereo’s broken.

Anya is the first to get sprayed with nectar.

Starla: This party sucks.

Remind me why I invited you?

Starla: I’m Gambit’s mother.

Hair fixed.

Starla: Gee thanks.

Come on would a smile hurt? just a little one?

Most of the female members of the family turned up. From L-R we have Ayra, Brigitta, Jubilee, A Party Dancer & Storm.

I used Magenta’s YA move to ask Starla for permission to marry Gambit.  Surprisingly she said yes!

With the party in full swing Gambit is still out and about.  It’s time for his first show at the coffeehouse.  I decorated the stage a bit.

The show got a poor review which to be honest I was expecting.

Gambit: Thanks for the vote of confidence.

He did get a promotion though.  He is flying through these levels so far!

Back home the party is still going.  At this point it had been going for 12 sim hours.

Rickon: Are they ever going to leave.

Now that I fixed the stereo, not likely.

Magenta: Come on dance with me!

Party Dancer: Nah, I’m tired.

With the party going on I almost missed Beast’s birthday.  He is now an elder.

Beast: I still look good.

Not wanting to face a house full of woman (or his mother) Gambit hangs around the coffeehouse and makes good use of the crowd.

Then the camera pulls me back home because of this.

Max: Maybe it’s lack of sleep but I think I’m floating.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Max: Aw crap.

And the penny drops.

Cyclops: No Grandpa!

Sorry for walls down pictures Max choose to die in a cramped space.

Magrat: I sense a new ghost.

Death: Couldn’t you have gone a few more steps before dying? Makes my job a lot easier.

Wow I didn’t know so many sims could fit on that tiny landing.

Party Dancer 1: Well that killed the mood fast.  I’m out of here.

Death: Fine if you’re not going to move I’ll just get on with it.

Sharon: Why is it so cold in here?

Sad faces all round.

Starla running from Death! LOL

Max: Please let me live a little longer, I’m too young to die.

Death: Please, like I haven’t heard that like a million times before.

So Max joins the gallery of the dead in the basement.  RIP Max

Where is Gambit while all this is going on? He’s still at the coffeehouse where he has drawn quite an impressive crowd.

He made a good amount from them too.

What in the world are you wearing?!

Magenta: My new outdoor wear, do you like it?


There that’s much better.

While I’m showing off your outfits here is here new formal wear for the wedding.

Rickon sets of a trap.

Rickon: OK who did it?

Think it through, how many teens are currently in this house?

Rickon: Oh right, my son.

Magenta continues to bond with the family. They all love her. ❤

Gambit retreats to the gym to work on his athletic skill for a want he rolled.  He ended up getting another promotion out of it.

Gambit: It’s kind of nice getting promotions for lying on your back.

Cyclops: *growls*

Shawna: Bad dog!

Cyclops: *whimpers like a dog*

We end with Cyclops being Gambit’s latest selfie victim.  I will display them all in the house soon.

Let’s have a sprinkling of notifications to finish.