Pt 1 – End of an era.

I’d only just started my game and it happened. Poor Viv 😦 At least it wasn’t on the bathroom floor like Shingo. The dining room was one of Viv’s favourite places.

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Rest In Peace Viv, you were entertaining. From your initial trouble flirting, your first husband Jayce, that even though he was a cheater, he did give you Emilia. Shingo was a much better father, hopefully Ray can follow in his footsteps. We loved every floor cupcake moment, dancing whilst preggers, and you tucking into food. You became a world class food critic, and look at the amazing house you had. Nice work Viv, you were a cracker!

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Death stayed around for a while to watch a film.

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Emilia thought this was as good a time as any for a wedding and a fresh start. I don’t know why the fireworks set off before the vows were said.

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Ray looks so sad.

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How much yoghurt parfait does one wedding need?

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Pt 17 -Lak’s Day.

Natalia was still at the house in the morning. So Viv sat and had a little chat to her.

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Viv thought she better accompany Natalia home to see her new grandson.

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And she aged him up. Red hair, just like his parents 🙂

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There seemed to be some kind of glitch, after ageing Kasen up, Viv was unable to put him down. She had to travel back home, luckily that left him behind at home.

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It was then time for Lak’s birthday party. I got Viv to make the cake. I’m not sure why she needed to be doing that with the knives in front of the bowl of cake mixture.

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Lak’s face made me laugh. I caught her just at the right moment.

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And here she is, in all her teen glory. And just like Emilia, she’s inherited Viv’s wide hips and stomach. Is there something in the game that makes female Sims more likely to inherit their Mother’s body shape? If there is, that’s kinda sexist!

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That’s a Penn profile if I ever did see one.

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I think a little makeover is in order. Just a hairstyle and some new threads.

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Viv should really get to know Baby, since he’s engaged to Emilia.

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At least she didn’t get Channing’s nose.

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I think maybe Lak has a crush on Jaron. He is extremely cute.

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Pt 16 – It’s Birthday time again.

It was tv premiere time, and Viv and Lak sat down to watch it before work and school. I like how they made it sound like a version of Stranger Things.

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Natalia still hadn’t had the baby, so I felt I was going to have to intervene. I made Ray and Natalia the playable family so I could at least put the poor girl our of her misery (not kill her), and enable her to have the baby. I think three day’s of labour is quite enough. I did have a little play with their clothing in CAS too whilst I was there….shhh…..don’t tell anyone 😉

Ray and Natalia had a little boy, and the random name generator called him Kasen. They may need to extend the cute cottage they’re in, as it’s only currently a one bed.

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Back home it was time for Emilia’s birthday. The cake didn’t seem to be appearing, this may have something to do with the cooker setting on fire….twice!

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In the end Viv was able to make a chocolate cake and I managed to get everyone in the dining room for Emilia to blow out the candles.

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Lak was being good mannered and cleaned up the mess. Looks like there was quite a few things left outside. She manages that huge pile of dishes quite well with one hand. She must have been working out on the monkey bars.

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After the party had finished we had a couple of stragglers. Natalia stayed in the living room all night. It’s not like she’s got a newborn to get home to. I hope Ray’s remembered to feed him.

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And Wolfgang was hanging out in the dining room. I don’t think the eyeliner is working so well on him now he’s an elder. You can hardly see his eyes.

I had to reset both of them so they’d leave.

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Pt 15 -Let’s Get Married

Ray and Natalia organised their wedding and we chose the venue. Unfortunately when everyone turned up it was raining. Urgh, okay let’s see how this pans out.

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Oh no, Emilia is filthy. This isn’t going well at all.

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Ray and Natalia rescheduled the wedding instead and chose a day without rain!

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Lak got a very interesting call from Paolo Rocca, asking if she wanted to join Partihaus. Erm… they not realise she’s a child?! I’m not sure she should be sacking off her homework to go out to nightclubs.

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The next day was much better weather wise, so Ray and Natalia attempted to get married again.

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How lovely, and it stayed dry.

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Are you kidding me? A hamburger wedding cake? I don’t think the bride and groom requested that.

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It did rain, but it started much later in the evening.

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Whitwoooo…….I never noticed the back of Viv’s dress before.

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Oh, someone isn’t smelling so great.

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And everyone seems to be crashing. This wedding is going on for ages.

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Ray’s down.

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And just like that, Ray is off to start the next chapter of his life.

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The next day the weather was freezing, the windows were all iced up. How exciting. I can’t wait for the snow to come.

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With Natalia being pregnant, and getting a message that Viv doesn’t have long left (I know… sad) Viv wants to go meet her new grandchild.

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Doesn’t look like Natalia has had the baby yet.

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Meanwhile Emilia and Baby go on a date to Peachy Bean.

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And Baby gets up and takes his food outside to speak to someone. Bit rude, isn’t Emilia’s company any good?

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The waitress is a little clumsy and drops their order on the floor.

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Back at Ray and Natalia’s house, it looks like the baby glitch with the baskets is happening again.

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Yup, Natalia is very uncomfortable. Please have your baby, poor thing. We better leave her to it, maybe by tomorrow Natalia will have had the baby.

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For some reason Lak decided to get up and make a mess on Viv’s floor while she was sleeping. Isn’t she a bit old for that now?

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Pt 14 – Love is in the Air

I love watching Viv cook. Because she’s level 10, and also high in the gourmet cooking skill, she does pretty cool things when she makes recipes.

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That’s a great looking pie!

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Enough already with these stinking leaf piles!

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Ray gets a new outfit for his gardening job.

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Uh-oh, someone does not look happy, or very warm.

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Emilia and Baby go on a date.

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And Emilia, taking a leaf out of Ray’s book proposes to Baby.

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He said yes!!!!!

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They go inside and have a drink to celebrate. I didn’t see what happened, but suddenly I got a notification that Baby was really unhappy with Emilia. Did she flirt with someone else? Not entirely sure.

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But he comes home with Emilia anyway, and they get down to business, in Ray’s bed of all places.

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Pt 13 – Neighbourhood Brawl and dinner.

Ray stayed at Natalia’s last night. Viv started the day by upgrading the fridge.

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Lak started on an extra credit project.

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And Emilia sat and watched the cooking channel in her pj’s.

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It was neighbourhood brawl day, so off Emilia went to try and get into some fights.

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It’s all kicking off.

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Emilia is going for it.

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What’s that you’re doing in the kitchen? Showing off your outfit?

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Oh hello Mum……what you looking at?

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Oh it’s on!

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And outside as well. Emilia is really embracing this neighbourhood brawl day.

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Ray decides to invite Natalia over to meet the family. Well they are engaged after all.

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Viv has cooked a ham dinner, and set the table.

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Erm, not sure where your eyes are at Natalia. Does that hurt?

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Everything is going so well. They’re all getting on brilliantly.

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Viv and Emilia get up to have a little chat. Lak looks a little embarrassed at Ray’s flirting.

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Erm…..what? We were just having a nice dinner. How rude in front of Natalia, I hope she doesn’t think Ray’s family fight all the time.

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She still stay’s over, so I think dinner and meet the family was a success.

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Pt 12 – Things are looking up for Ray

I have to admit, that there hasn’t really been many amazing things happening in my Sims game. Emilia is still trying with Baby, but they’ve woohooed a few times now, and even tried for a baby twice, but with no luck.

We’re still waiting for Lak to age up, which is in a few day’s time. So until then I thought I’d try and get something to happen for Ray. Poor guy, he’s a young adult now and he’s never even kissed anyone! He needs some serious action. He was getting on quite well with the waitress he met at the Festive Cafe, maybe we could give her a call?!

He sends Anna the waitress a happy text, and luckily she gets back asking if Ray wants to go out. He goes to meet her and she disappears, must have had to go to work. So Ray decides to go get a coffee anyway.

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He’s getting a few odd looks from the patrons, are they staring at the nose?

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Nobody interesting shows up at the cafe, how is Ray going to meet anyone. Then I have an idea. Ray not being my first born means that he can meet anyone (and at this point I’m not even sure if this is a BOTU challenge anymore haha….I’m kinda going with what I feel at the time). The other day I’d placed some new families that I’d created, to fill the town up a little. One of them is a single female called Natalia Lorenzo, I was going with a bit of an Italian feel at the time. So I decided to send Ray to Brindleton Bay to Natalia’s ‘Spring Inspired’ house (from the gallery, I’ll have to find out the Simmers name. It’s a gorgeous little house).

She was stood outside when Ray walked by and they got chatting. As you can see, she’s gorgeous!

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They head inside to sit and chat where it’s warm.

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How cute is this house?! I love it.

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Ray’s flirting is going down a treat.

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He offers a romantic gift, a crocus. Although she doesn’t seem to like it for some reason. Luckily it doesn’t affect his chances.

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He goes in for the neck kiss!

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And then the proper kiss. Natalia looks so shocked, but I think I would be too if someone’s nose penetrated mine.

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Why don’t they just try for a baby, why not. Ray’s been waiting long enough.

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Natalia looks really happy about Ray being in her bed.

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Maybe they should go out for a date, and make things a little more official. I needed a posher restaurant, so placed the La Bovine Italian restaurant in Newcrest (I’m running out of small plots!)

What a gloomy evening, we better get inside quick.

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Wow, Natalia looks amazing. I’d actually forgotten which clothes I’d chosen for her.

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Are their ghosts in this placed. The lady in the pink dress seems to be possessed.

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Phew, she seems okay now. Ray and Natalia are getting on amazingly.

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She’s so excited when Ray ask’s her to be his girlfriend. She’s also been thinking a lot about baby things, and quite a few times looked like she may need to throw up. So we may have a little one on the way.

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Please go pee Ray, we don’t want any accidents on your first date.

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Wa-hey…..Ray’s really going for it.

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Then he goes in for the kill! Will she say yes? It’s all moving very quickly but, that’s the Sims 😀

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She loves it!

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And after paying the bill they both trudge off outside to sleep on benches?! Well they have had a really exhausting day.

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Pt 11 – Penn Party

Channing invited Emilia to his birthday party, but she missed the call. When she went over there it didn’t look like any party was happening after all.

Looks like Iliana is pregnant. Here’s hoping it’s by Wesley her husband.

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Oh there’s some more baby baskets.

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Channing and Emilia get into a heated discussion about music. Shame it wasn’t about him never spending time with his daughter.

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More baby baskets in the living room.

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And upstairs. Looks like Janelle had her baby.

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We get a notification to say the baby really needs feeding before she gets taken away. But where is she?

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Finally find her downstairs, and Emilia gives her a bottle.

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Back home later and Lak changes into her Winter clothes because it’s snowing out. She does her homework sat on the porch.

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The fall decorations get packed away in preparation for Winter, and some sparkly trees go up.

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Stargazing in the snow………

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Pt 10 – All About Ray

Does no one know how to wash up?

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Erm…….what a mess!

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Baby came over and Emilia got him to show off his outfit.

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Viv had an urge to rake leaves

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Ray was in need of some serious female interaction, and maybe also to tone up a little. So off he went to the gym.

Two pregnant Sims?

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Four pregnant Sims….okay…..this is a little strange.

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Ray, you could have changed out of your towel before visiting the museum. It’s also really cold out!

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Another pregnant townie………..

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So Ray goes off to the Christmas park, and here’s another pregnant Sim :-/ erm…..I think I need to check my MCCC settings.

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Pregnant Sims everywhere……also why are they all in summery clothes when ir’s wet and cold outside?

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I think you’re in labour sweetheart. Ray does seem to be hitting it off with the barista with the cool hair.

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Because that’s not a little weird and creepy.

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Ray gets a call about a party at the Von Haunt Estate from a friend, and even she’s pregnant too.

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The dj booth isn’t working because of the rain, so everyone decides to walk through it and stand IN the bar.

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And now someone’s taking a shower.

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And another. This party is getting a little strange.

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And then it was time for everyone to leave. Not the best party ever.

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Pt 9 – Birthday Ray

As you can probably guess, it’s Ray’s birthday today. He got a nice hug from his niece.

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Your dress is pretty magic mummy for it to envelop me in such a way.

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Looks like Ray has to blow his candles out on his own.

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Lak made it just in time to see the ageing up process.

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Emilia jumped in to add some cheer.

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Candy Behr showed up, now Candy Bjergsen, married to Brayon Bjergsen. Which I think might be a brother of Baby. She also has three children. Looks like she’s still wearing the same clothes she’s always worn to party. I have to say, she still looks pretty good!

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Ouch Candy, is your arm okay?

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There seems to be quite a few pregnant Sims around.

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And one guest is glowing purple!

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I always do sit-ups at the top of the stairs at parties too 😀

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Ray got the ‘good’ trait and also the successful lineage aspiration. He better find a girlfriend sharpish. He’s not even had a first kiss yet. So far, quite unlucky in love.