Boreal Springs

April 17, 2008

O`Hanlon – Round 12: ‘Teen Ambitions’

Filed under: O`Hanlon — Tags: , , , , , , , — Mao @ 5:24 pm

Mary O`Hanlon has a happy family and is at the top of her career, but she’s clueless as to her husband, Derek’s, involvement in the local crime ring. The twins, Marla and Julie, are on the cusp of teenhood–how will their individual personalities develop? Gina carries the weight of her brother’s secret, how long can she keep quiet?

Lady dies

Mary was distraught over the loss of her pet, Lady. She remembered the day that her mother, Eileen, had bought her. Now Eileen was gone and so was Lady. It was a difficult pill to swallow–Mary suddenly felt very alone. She barely knew her half-siblings and the only thing that tied their family together had been Eileen. She began to worry that she wouldn’t be able to keep her own family together.

Julie and Marla hang out with Katarina

Julie and Marla brought home Katarina Anderson on a whim. She lived right next door, but they had never met, as Katarina was always kept quite busy. The three got along okay, though Julie’s oddball personality wasn’t to Katarina’s immediate liking. She was more at ease with Marla, who had a similar disposition–they were both very girly and enjoyed discussing girl things. Julie talked about space and taking things apart. Not very thrilling.

Gina reads her latest novel

Gina’s birthday crept on her so suddenly that it barely registered. She didn’t feel old, but the white in her hair made her look distinguished, so she didn’t bother dyeing it. She was working on her last installment of Dramatica. More than the others, she found herself pouring real life situations into it. In particular, the situation with her brother, Derek. She still hadn’t decided what she was going to do about that tricky little problem.

Derek and Mary

Derek had his birthday a little bit before Gina’s, but he refused to acknowledge it. Sure, his hair was white, but he felt as spry and young as he always had. He had retired some time earlier from his chosen sport, preferring to be the voice of sports rather than the face. Everything was going well, he could only hope his secret would stay just that… a secret. Mary seemed to have given up, especially after the death of her mother, Eileen.

Julie is a teen

The twins soon found themselves the victims of a very dramatic growth spurt. Julie was finally able to realize her desires and quickly began working on a piece of junk car. Mary had offered to purchase a car for the twin girl’s sixteenth birthday, but Julie was adamant. She would build her own. It was dangerous, but Derek calmed Mary’s fears and Julie spent the majority of her time out in the garage, covered in oil and grease.


  1. I know! I love having my Sims restore that car, its so cool! I like Jules, she is pretty. She’s the heir for the house right? It makes me a bit side that Gina never found love, but, whatever.

    In response to your comment on my blog, I know, but still. A lot of the perks annoy me. :) I love Knowledge Sims, I actually always max their skills as teens, then have them work on badges/hobbies as YA’s and adults. They are never miserable! :D

    Julie is the heir of the house, yup. Gina was never really supposed to. Not all my sims will match up–especially if they show zero interest. It’s my own way of keeping the population down. :) As for Knowledge sims… buuuuh. No thanks, LOL!

    Comment by Josh — April 17, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

  2. Awww…poor Lady. She was so cute. But Agent Superball is adorable too xD

    Why does it seem like all of Mary’s kids end up tom boys? xD Sara, Julie…geez.

    Julie is a bit different from Sara, though. I’m a little dubious about how well she’ll make it as the founder. I mean, one of her turn ons is makeup…

    Comment by Elecy — April 17, 2008 @ 7:02 pm

  3. Cute update. I love seeing all the kids grow up. I can’t believe Mary, Derek, and Gina are all elders now. That is too crazy. Where has the time gone? I was super excited to hear that Sara is engaged! At first I thought Mary was examining a baby bump on Sara, but then I noticed the ring!

    Haha, yeah, I know! I can’t believe Mary is an elder… sheesh. No baby bump, haven’t had a chance to play them, Sara just graduated. ;)

    Comment by Mandie — April 17, 2008 @ 8:10 pm

  4. I hate when pets die :( but Agent S. is a cutie too :)

    The kids are growing up, Julie’s looking to escape already, Derek and crew are elders, Sara’s engaged (ooo, the mom guilt trip, yikes) time sure flies when you’re having fun!

    I know, time really flies… sheesh! And the hood is really growing. Eek.

    Comment by Ann — April 18, 2008 @ 12:03 am

  5. great update :) The O’hanolan has always been my favourite family of the neighbourhood.

    Haha, they used to be drama-free… not anymore!

    Comment by Brit — April 18, 2008 @ 5:24 am

  6. My sims are restoring cars all the time. I love the idea of making your own car. I wonder if Mary will ever find out who killed Katy.

    It is a really cool object! I love how it gradually changes. :D

    Comment by Kyri — April 18, 2008 @ 7:04 am

  7. Having read this update, and what you said one of her turn ons are, is it too strange to assume that Julie will be, how shall i put it, batting for the other team? ;)

    We’ll have to wait and see, but with a turn on like makeup… yeah… it doesn’t bode well!

    Comment by L3w1s — April 19, 2008 @ 5:50 pm

  8. Ooow, I just love the car restoring! I haven’t tried that out in my game yet. Julie and Marla really make cute teen twins, it’s fun to see their character is so different.

    They certainly are quite different. Surprisingly, they get along well. I figured they’d argue a lot.

    Comment by brittybe — April 20, 2008 @ 3:51 pm

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