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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 20: Happiness)
« Reply #225 on: May 30, 2011, 09:23:29 PM »
Aww, yay for the happy honeymooners, and *confetti* for Cyllene, just because you can't live forever, doesn't mean you shouldn't have anything, and love is always super.

I'm surprised how much I like the Aqua/spiceberry redocoration, it actually looks great!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 20: Happiness)
« Reply #226 on: May 31, 2011, 12:13:32 AM »
The wedding photograph on the wall is amazing. I've never been able to get the knack of the photography in game. Congrats to everyone

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« Reply #227 on: May 31, 2011, 01:06:15 AM »
Congratulations on the pregnancy and Cyllene! You remembered to snap a photo of the wedding? Bravo! I could never. Awesome update, Alex!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 20: Happiness)
« Reply #228 on: May 31, 2011, 02:13:11 AM »
Congrats to Cyllene and her relationship!
Yay for impending nooboo!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 20: Happiness)
« Reply #229 on: May 31, 2011, 03:27:57 AM »
Thank you everybody.
Yes, I decided I wanted Europa's adult picture to be in her wedding dress - so what better place to take it then at her wedding?
This is my first go at photography, and I'm finding it easier than I thought. Though I need to work on getting the photo collections because I'm not very good at it.

I was also surprised at how the aqua and spice berry went together.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 20: Happiness)
« Reply #230 on: May 31, 2011, 03:45:10 AM »
That wedding photo is absolutely amazing! I'm getting more and more into in-game photography myself and you can really create beautiful pictures for in your home. It's easily forgotten though, especially during such great moments, but you managed to capture Europa and James so beautifully!

Congratulations to the expecting parents, and of course to Cyllene and her new flame!

It's nice to see them all so happy, being able to be so happy, despite the weight resting on their shoulders.

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The next few days went by fast – mainly with Cyllene and James’ bottoms on fire. That wasn’t uncommon though.



I was in the lounge room, when I noticed how big I really was. I realised that this baby was going to come soon. I wondered how they would be; how they would change the family. I also realised that by the size of my stomach, I was going to be having one big baby!


As soon as the thought passed through my mind, I was hit with a sudden pain – the baby was coming!



Although those moments were the most painful of my life, it was all worth it for the smile of the little girl I was holding.
She would be Leda, the third Moon of Jupiter.


I put my surprisingly small bundle of joy into her crib. She was beautiful.
I was about to call James and tell him the news when the pain crippled me yet again.


It took me a few seconds to realise what was happening: I was having another baby! No wonder my tummy had been so large.

I held my second baby. Arche, another moon of Jupiter.


Dad painted their room to match their favourite colours – purple for Leda and Lime for Arche.


I couldn’t believe how lucky I was. To have one child was a blessing. To have two was just beyond amazing. Although they were only a few minutes old, they had changed my life so much; these two perfect angels were my life.


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Welcome Arche and Leda! Boy-Girl Twins; such a nice mix!


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WOW! You got a handful! ;D Welcome to the world, Leda and Arche! :D
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Congrats on boy-girl twins. Welcome little ones! Yay! :)

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Yay, double the nooboos, double the cuteness!

*Confetti*

That is one bright and colorful nursery!
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« Reply #236 on: May 31, 2011, 11:09:09 PM »
Over their infant stage, the twins got a lot of attention from everyone. Dad just couldn’t let his little grandchildren go – I swear he loved them almost as much as I did.


Soon it was time for my angels to become toddlers. Leda had her Daddy’s eyes, while Arche had mine. As expected, I thought they were both absolutely adorable.



Everyone in the house helped to teach the toddlers their skills, and they were both fully trained in no time.




Life was travelling as smoothly as possible with two toddlers running around the place; we were all still in that happy place. Nothing could have braced any of us for what happened next.

I was doing the laundry when I heard a cry. A cry from Leda.
It wasn’t just any cry, like a toddler would normally give, but a cry that actually meant something. Something had happened.

I ran to the lounge room in panic, wondering what could have happened to my baby. I was shocked to see what caused her scream.


It was Dad. It was Dad, leaving us.

I had no idea what to do. Did I cover Leda’s eyes so that she didn’t see this? Did I try and keep Mum away to avoid the hurt? What could I do?

I decided that I needed to call Mum. It would be important to her to say one last goodbye.
I called her name as calmly as I could. It didn’t come out as calmly as I’d hoped.
I heard a glass drop, and running down the hall.

Mum stood in the doorway, shocked, as Dad shook the hand of Death.


“No!” she cried, “Thornton, no!”
Dad turned and faced Mum. “I love you Callisto. I’ll always be in your heart”.
He drew her into his cold aura and kissed her on the forehead. Just as his lips parted, he disappeared into thin air.

Mum couldn’t hold back the tears. She cried unlike anything I’d ever seen. It was horrible. The worst moment of my life.


It was then that I realised the being immortal didn’t mean never dying.
We’d watch everyone we loved die, and have to deal with it over and over again.
No, immortality didn’t mean never dying.
It meant dying over and over again. Dying over and over again, with no end to the pain.


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That's a very sad, though not unrealistic, perspective to take on immortality.

The twins make very cute toddlers though, and look very similar, even though they're different genders.
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Actually, the only difference between the twins are the eyes. Leda's are bigger, as Alex noted.
RIP Thornton, you'll be greatly missed. :'(
Even though, the update was still awesome.
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Yes, I noticed that their noses are quite similar. At this point, it's too early to see if their lips are Steel lips or not. I hope not haha.
Also, I was listening to a song that said "Oh, how wrong we were to think that immortality meant never dying" when I was writing that update, and I though it was perfect for this update.

I am very frustrated at the moment - my sims went to Egypt, and took forever to get to level 3 visa. I finally got it, and spent a whole day building the house. I saved it there, but had only made an earlier save quite a bit beforehand. Then they all went invisible and I couldn't get back home.
I tried everything, but in the end I had to go back to an earlier save. So I have to redo all the adventures in Egypt and rebuild the house.

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Great update! R.I.P Thornton!
I am very frustrated at the moment - my sims went to Egypt, and took forever to get to level 3 visa. I finally got it, and spent a whole day building the house. I saved it there, but had only made an earlier save quite a bit beforehand. Then they all went invisible and I couldn't get back home.
I tried everything, but in the end I had to go back to an earlier save. So I have to redo all the adventures in Egypt and rebuild the house.
That's so annoying when that happens!
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Welcome Leda and Arche! R.I.P. Thornton.

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Such a sad and bleak contrast after all that happiness!

I can imagine the girls must be very upset that Thornton died. He had a wonderful life however; a wife, two daughters, in-laws and he even got to see his grandchildren become toddlers! I'm sure he went with Grim as a satisfied Elder.

Happy Birthday to the twins! They look very similar like someone already said! Similarly cute!

That adventure bug is indeed really annoying. Especially since you're more often than not left with zero inclination to repeat the whole proess again. I've had my game crash on me after making a lot of changes so many times now that I've become a true save-junkie. Every time I see that save button I press it, so to speak. Still, nothing prevents that occasional slip.

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Thanks everyone. After hours of play, I finally got the level 3 Visa back. I had to rebuild the house, but that's okay. I'll give you pictures of their Egyptian Vacation Home in a few updates time :)

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 23: Strange)
« Reply #244 on: June 02, 2011, 12:08:27 AM »
The next day called for four birthdays. We could have stayed at home, and hidden in sorrow, but we knew that dad wouldn’t have wanted that. He would have wanted us to keep going with our lives, as happily as we could.

We called over a few of our friends, to improve the mood of the house. First Cyllene and I blew out our candles. Then came the toddlers turn.



Cyllene decided that now was time for change. She switched jobs and became an architect. I’m sure she’ll be a fine designer – she’s already completed her lifetime wish of becoming a Visionary.

I’d already bought the kids clothes in their favourite colours, ready to use when they aged up.




Leda and Arche were fantastic students, polite and helpful at home and had no trouble making friends.



But there was something that bothered me. I hated to say it, but there seemed to be something wrong with them.
I was often out fishing before the kids are up and leaving for school, but I decided I wanted to spend a few days a week helping them get ready.
I was surprised to see both of them in their formal wear.
Chantal was over at the time and said that she often sees the kids entering the school in their formal wear, as though it was completely normal.


Another thing concerned me even more – after school, a friend of the family died before my children’s eyes. I was horrified to find this out, and immediately went to comfort them.
However, the first thing that Leda said to me is “Mum, when I grow up, I want to be the Emperor of Evil, and make sure everyone goes to the Grim Reaper!”.
I was speechless. I explained that killing people is not what good people do. She sighed an “Oh, fine…”. I prayed that she understood, as I tried to calm down the fast pace of my heart and thoughts. I knew she wasn’t evil, but what gave her that idea?


But that wasn’t the most concerning part. The two of them can be acting completely normal, but then suddenly trail off to a world of their own. They talk together, and then all of a sudden they turn away and continue a different conversation with themselves.




I hadn’t been a child for a long time now, so I wasn’t aware of whether the behaviour was considered normal or not, but I had a feeling that it was more on the strange side.

Chantal, oblivious to the fact that my children were talking to thin air, asked me to join her and Cyllene on a picnic. She said we both needed to get out of the house.
I couldn’t disagree there, so I quickly let James know that we’d be out for a while.

As it got dark, my phone began to ring. The school was doing a project on crocodiles, but they had one thing missing – an actual crocodile. They asked if I could help them out, and who was I to say no to another adventure?


As I travelled home, I thought of Dad. He loved us, and I knew that. He loved to see us smile; to hear us laugh. A smile appeared on my face at the thought of him, and my grief started to fade. I knew that Dad would be watching over me, smiling too.
We were all going away, and we were all going to be happy once again. I could feel it in my heart.


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Authors Note: When Leda saw  Jared Frio die, she really did roll the wish to be the Emperor of Evil. Who knows what's going on in her little Sim mind!

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 23: Strange)
« Reply #245 on: June 02, 2011, 12:55:23 AM »
Awesome update! Let me guess, Imaginary Friends?  ;D they tend to make kids look insane haha. Happy birthday everyone! That wish is weird for a child!  ;D

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 23: Strange)
« Reply #246 on: June 02, 2011, 01:53:57 AM »
I don't have Generations yet, so it's not Imaginary Friends from there :P
And yes, it was a very strange wish for a kid, especially one that doesn't have the evil trait.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 23: Strange)
« Reply #247 on: June 02, 2011, 02:50:16 AM »
Woo! Things are getting complicated! Little Leda resembles her great-grandmother Luna Copernicus. ;)
Awesome update!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 23: Strange)
« Reply #248 on: June 02, 2011, 07:32:26 AM »
There's nothing wrong with a little evil emperor going on.   I love the faces of insane children.  Happy Birthday to both sets of twins!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 23: Strange)
« Reply #249 on: June 03, 2011, 03:54:32 AM »
No, there's nothing wrong with a little evil emperor... but when they get the wish after seeing a friend die, that may be a little concerning :D