Rivals 3.24: Portraits Are a Pain!

Rival Cowfolks in Newcrest: Week 3 (Dinero, Part I)

Moss: As soon as Watchette returns to our home, the whole houshold leaps into action.
I start posing for Mama and Auntie Jessminder for my museum portrait.
Also, I paint toward my Painter Extraordinaire aspiration.

Papa writes and gardens, Uncle Arun builds and upgrades a rocket ship, and Krishna does what he does.

Daniela: Jessminder and I are both Level 10 painters using the best easel there is.
Still, it takes us forever to produce one acceptable portrait of Moss.

Moss: By Sunday morning, they’ve painted 22 portraits.
Auntie Jessminder’s portraits are hanging on the left, with Mama’s on the right.
The arrow points to Mama’s portrait with the highest value.

Moss: I’ve been painting all morning for my museum collection. Only one more painting to go!

I take a break to do a little gardening and a little digging.
When I eventually move, I don’t want to arrive on my new lot empty-handed!

Daniela: As for Daichi, he doesn’t even pretend to be helpful anymore.
He’s been sitting there in the hookah lounge since early morning.

Hold on Daichi! Moss will be needing your mentoring shortly!


My first day of high school! I wonder who I’ll meet today! Hopefully, it will be my last school day!

Daniela: Salim, Jessminder, and I have the day off so we plan a trip to Desert Bloom Park.
On the way, we pay a visit to the Soma residence.
I’ve been wanting to chat with Yukio and meet Braddon Storey.

Daniela: I take little Braddon with us to the park, so I can get to know him better.
If I only I knew what his skill levels were! He’s so adorable!

To my surprise, Don Lothario suddenly shows up and scoops Braddon into his arms.
Before I could even protest, Don crosses the street and leaves the park, taking Braddon with him.
What was that about?

Daniela: Moss hasn’t mentioned anything about a love interest, so I keep my eyes open.
I meet this attractive young adult today, Kyra Anand.
All I can find out about her is that she’s a foodie. I can’t help but wonder if she’s an alien…
Moss later also learns that she’s unemployed.

Daniela: I like this young lady, Aaradhyna Kumar, even more.
I learn that she’s good, loves the outdoors, and is unemployed. Is she too good to be true?

Moss: I bring home an A grade today, which means I’ll be taking the next 3 days off!
When I arrive at Desert Bloom Park, I spot one of the other founders, Yukio Soma.

I start out with a Rude Introduction and it just gets worse from there!

Yukio: Grrrr, I can’t believe I comped this jerk’s lunch last week!
Next time, I might not let you into my restaurant, you rude, ignorant excuse for a sim!

Moss: Yeah, that’s why I’m picking a fight with you instead of your daughter. Nya nya nya!
And by the way, your sister-in-law can’t dance!
Yukio: I’d say that was a low blow but, to be honest, I don’t really care!

Moss: Oh, just shut up already! I’m declaring you my enemy!

Moss: I was super angry for a while after fighting with Yukio, but then I met Aaradhya.
She’s good, clumsy, and loves the outdoors.

Our whole household gets stuck at the park because of a vampire break-in.
I take advantage of that time to become good friends with Aaradhya.
Hey, I wonder if Mama bothered to ask Aaradhya if she’s single…


Daniela: I’m really hoping that today will be my last day of work.
These boots that come with my career uniform are so incredibly ugly!
And does this top have shoulder pads or something?

You can probably figure out by my new career uniform that I maxed Master of the Real.
After all my hard work, this uniform’s rather a letdown.
But I guess it’s still better than other versions I’ve seen!

And, I’ve completed all my requirements as the founder of my bloodline!

Oh look, there’s Caleb!

Hey, girl!
Hey, Caleb!
Arrggh, no! Why did you have to get up and go talk to him! Go talk to that kid by the pirate gym!

(You may recall, dear readers, that Yukio saw Caleb and Daniela chatting alone together  during Week 2)

I After Daniela leaves to go talk to the child, I notice a black blur as Caleb vampiricly-runs after her.
I don’t know when or how these became friends, but Caleb likes her company, I guess.
And Daniela? She doesn’t seem to mind at all. *facepalms

Hey, you two, what the heck do you think you’re up to?
The upcoming drama involves Moss and Massimo, NOT Moss’s mom and Massimo’s dad! Sheesh!

Moss: Looks I need to move out asap, before things get too weird around here!  *rolls eyes
After school, I submit my portrait and my collection of seven paintings to the Dinero Museum.

To move out, I need two unique skills maxed, one more good friend, and another enemy.

I really want to be done with my good friend and enemy requirements!
But Papa’s taking the day off today to mentor me in writing, so that’s how I’m spending the day.

I’m definitely going to move out this week, though!
When I do, who shall I ask to move in with me? Krishna, for sure!


Current Status: Dinero Line

Founder: Daniela Dinero
*Completed Requirements
Reward traits: Connections, Pro Slacker, Carefree, Frugal
Portrait: Yes ($9,362)
Mansion Baron: done
Gold-medal parties: Dinner party, House party, and Incognito Party
Career: Master of the Real (Level 10)

Gen2 Heir: Moss Dinero
*Completed Move-Out Requirements
Toddler skills: Top-Notch Toddler
Childhood Aspiration: Artistic Prodigy
Teen Job: Fast Food Employee (Level 3)
Portrait: yes ($9,514)
Unique Aspiration: Painter Extraordinaire (done)
A in High School: yes
Collection: 7 paintings ($38,928)

*Incomplete Move-Out Requirements
Unique Skills: Writing (Level 4) and Violin (Level 2)
Good Friends: Daniela Dinero; Daichi Yoshida, Aaradhya Kumar, and (need one more)
Enemies: Yukio Soma and (need 1 more)

Rivals 3.25: Moss Gathers Momentum


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