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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 6 - Rebellion"
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2012, 02:14:06 AM »
I'm really enjoying this Ausette. A thousand photos may be a bit too much. I love Alicia.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 6 - Rebellion"
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2012, 02:42:00 AM »
I don't mind masses of screenshots myself.

And Alicia really have that imperial style down all ready, she'll rise to the top next to no time. (unless that teacher foils her plans).

Can't wait for more. :)



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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 6 - Rebellion"
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2012, 06:09:37 AM »
Your story is too funny.  Poor Johnny living in a house full of female characters.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 6 - Rebellion"
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2012, 06:51:03 AM »
I'm really liking this story, Ausette! I can't decide whether I like Sarah or Alicia more!  :P

And, if it takes a thousand pictures to get the good ones, I don't think any of us will complain.  ;D

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 6 - Rebellion"
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2012, 07:55:48 PM »
Thanks guys! The screenshot count is now well over 1300. Simfulicious, Johnny wished for a daughter both times, so now he just has to learn to deal with it. Audren, I have a definite soft spot for Sarah, but now Alicia's growing on me too and I don't think I'll be able to leave her behind in Bridgeport if I pick Sarah as the heir.  :P

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 7 - Maturity"
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2012, 02:23:02 AM »
Chapter 7 – Maturity



“Johnny, do you really think it was wise to leave the girls at home like that?”
“Don’t worry, Diana. Sarah’s a Good, responsible girl.”



“Ha ha, Sarah can’t even use a kitchen sink right!”
“Just shut up and mop, Alicia!”



Apparently the girls didn’t do enough cleaning in the end, but Johnny quickly forgives them. He has other things on his mind.



“Diana, I’ve been thinking. Alicia’s going to be a teenager soon, and after that Sarah’s going to have her birthday too. Before we know it the girls will be moving away, and it seems like we never got around to doing much together as a family.”



“Johnny, we still have plenty of time to do something nice before our kids grow up! You know what, I have just the right idea.”
“I think I know what you have in mind. I love you, Diana.”
“Oh, I know.”




Later that week, the family has a small celebration for Alicia’s teenage birthday.



She inherits the Easily Impressed trait from her mother and her fashion sense from… somewhere. I think it suits her.



She’s still as Evil as ever, of course. I think we’re gonna have fun with this one.



Early the next morning, Johnny rouses his family for a road trip.



“Wake up, Alicia! We’re going camping today!”
“ARE WE FLEEING THE AUTHORITIES?  I CAN CALL SOMEONE TO-”
“Um, no Alicia. Your mother and I just thought it would be nice.”
“BAH! It was foolish of you to awaken me, FOOLISH! I am popping a wish to unfriend you RIGHT NOW!”
“That’s strange, are you having a Mood Swing?”
“NO!”

Oh yes you are. On your first day as a teenager, too. I don’t think this bodes well for the upcoming camping trip.



The Joneses get dressed, pack some supplies, and then drive non-stop until they reach the family campsite. Johnny, Diana and Sarah are thrilled with their new surroundings. Alicia… is not.



“A million deaths to the man who invented the blasted activity of “camping”!”



She passes the time by popping wishes to torment her sister.



“You are an inferior member of your species, Sarah!”
“Are you having a Mood Swing, Alicia?”
“WHY DO YOU PEOPLE KEEP ASKING ME THAT?”



“Take THAT, you infernal do-gooder! How DARE you question my emotional stability!”
“MUUUUM! DAAAAD!”
“SILENCE!”



“Alicia, no fighting with your sister! I thought you girls were too old for this!”
“HAHAHA! Oh, Father. I have only just become old enough for this.”



“Cheer up, Sis. I could always just leave you behind when I move to the next town.”



“Sarah, honey, don’t you want a sausage?”
“I’m a Vegetarian, Dad. Please tell me you packed something else I can eat.”
“…Well, I’m sure there’ll be a garden nearby.”
“Great.”



And so ends Sarah’s last full day as a teenager. For such a sweet Sim, she’s had quite a dramatic adolescence!



On the morning of her birthday, Sarah gets up early to reflect on her life so far – her hopes, her dreams, her regrets. There’s a lot of things she was sure she’d want to change if she had a chance, but she finds that she’s at peace with herself and ready for the next stage of her life.




Make a wish, Sarah.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 7 - Maturity"
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2012, 04:26:43 AM »
Great story, Ausette! I'm really enjoying this! Happy birthday to Sarah!  :)



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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 7 - Maturity"
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2012, 04:46:57 AM »
Happy Birthday to the girls! I love how the family have gone camping. Such a cute idea.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 7 - Maturity"
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2012, 08:32:56 PM »
I love the idea of the family going camping. Alicia's fashion is certainly... interesting. Happy birthday, Sarah!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 7 - Maturity"
« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2012, 11:29:17 PM »
Is Alicia roasting a whole turkey?!?  That's awesome - clearly I need to play around with the fire pit more often. I'm glad poor Sarah managed to find something to eat after all that drama.


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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 7 - Maturity"
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2012, 12:10:00 AM »
Thanks, guys  :). I'm glad you like the camping trips. It's something my family did a lot when I was growing up, so I really wanted to include it in the story. Luckily, Bridgeport has some really gorgeous woodsy areas that contrast nicely with the city.

smartburn - Yes, that's a turkey. The thing is huge. Here's some screenshots I didn't include in the chapter:


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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 7 - Maturity"
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2012, 04:38:21 AM »
Awesome! Such amazing screenshots should have definitely been included in the chapter!  :P

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 8 - Dates"
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2012, 08:32:18 AM »
Chapter 8 – Dates



On her Young Adult birthday, Sarah gains the Virtuoso trait and the Master of The Arts Lifetime Wish. Her classmates vote her Most Likely to be a Rock Star. Her mum wants her to be a doctor and her dad would like her to take up professional sports, but Sarah just wants to paint pictures and play the guitar.



She’s all grown up now and pining for a husband. Unfortunately, she didn’t meet any boys when she was at school because apparently all the townies are sterile or something. She’s going to have to choose dates from the pool of surviving townies.



“Tell you what, Sarah. If you want a boyfriend that badly, I can take you down to the pub and introduce you to some nice young voters.”
“You’d do that? Thanks so much, Dad!”



Sarah hasn’t been out to a bar since the fiasco at Waylon’s Haunt, but she’s surprisingly at home in Eugi’s and feels comfortable enough to make the first move with its patrons.



“Hi, I’m Sarah!”
“I’m Jett. Sorry, but I can’t date a girl who doesn’t wear as much makeup as me.”



“Oh, hi Mr. Belle. It’s so weird seeing you outside school.”
“Hey, I know you, you’re the girl who won the art show! Great work. You weren’t in any of my classes, were you?”
“No, you taught my sister. Alicia Jones?”



“THAT DEMON SPAWN IS YOUR SISTER?”
“Okay, moving on then.”



“Sebastian, my man, what if I told you that somewhere in this bar there’s a very beautiful woman who’s quite interested in meeting you?”
“Really? That would be awesome!”



“So where is she?”



“Hi, I’m Sarah! Are you Sebastian Striker?”
“Please, call me Seb. I’m very pleased to meet you, Sarah.”
“*giggle*”



“…So after disabling the seventeenth paparazzi camera in a week you start to pick up an affinity for photography.”
“Wow, you’re a photographer? I’m an artist myself. I just love the feeling of capturing a totally unique moment in a permanent piece of art.”
“Same here!”



Oh, I think we have a winner!



Sarah and Sebastian talk excitedly together until the bar closes. Johnny is thrilled.



The next day, Sebastian and Sarah go out on their first date. It’s really hard to make them walk anywhere because all they want to do is chat and they cancel every other interaction I give them. Ah, young love.



That date leads to another…



And another….



And another, until finally…



Success! Sarah scores her first kiss and locks Sebastian in as a boyfriend. It wouldn’t have taken nearly as long if he hadn’t kept running away because he "needs sleep" or something. You can sleep later, Seb!



Alicia, meanwhile, is in the grip of another Mood Swing. This time, she sneaks out to the graveyard crypt for a drink.



She downs a few Black Moods and then drunkenly eggs the Cook mansion.



Yeah, I bet you can guess how that turned out.



“Your arrest made me late for my date with Sebastian! Just for that, I’m grounding you.”
“Since when do you have the authority to ground me?”
“Since I became a Young Adult apparently!”



Whoops! With all this drama with the girls, I forgot about Johnny’s birthday! He ages up to Elder in the kitchen.



Johnny may be an elder now, but he’s happy and satisfied with his life. He had an extremely successful career, two lovely daughters, and a wife who’ll always love him no matter what.



Well, hopefully she will. Diana, that is the fakest smile I have ever seen.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 8 - Dates"
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2012, 09:24:18 AM »
4 dates before the 1st kiss? Maybe he was trying to play hard to get?

Diana could teach an actress a thing or two.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 8 - Dates"
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2012, 09:08:22 AM »
Ausette - This story is wonderful!  I just started reading it this morning but I already can't wait for the next update.   I've always liked the Jones family and I'm glad that they're getting a moment to shine on our forum.


Also, since this type of story is now an official forum project, I'm going to move this thread over to the project board. 
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 8 - Dates"
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2012, 10:22:40 AM »
Ausette - This story is wonderful!  I just started reading it this morning but I already can't wait for the next update.   I've always liked the Jones family and I'm glad that they're getting a moment to shine on our forum.

Also, since this type of story is now an official forum project, I'm going to move this thread over to the project board. 

Thank you, Ricalynn!  :D  I've been really enjoying your Dynasty too. I realise I haven't actually read the whole thing yet so I should probably go back and do that sometime. In fact, I should go read all you guys' stories! The fact that we're all on the same thread means we must have similar taste in reading material.

I'll see if I can get an extra chapter up tonight, but it's 10:15pm and my internet is atrocious.

EDIT: It looks like you'll have to wait until tomorrow. Sorry guys.  :P

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 8 - Dates"
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2012, 12:41:39 PM »
"She downs a few Black Moods and then drunkenly eggs the Cook mansion."

That line and the picture, along with the grounding picture and dialogue made me laugh until I cried. Very clever and very entertaining!

I am doing my own town jump and I ended up with Bridgeport first. After trying the very boring Starr/Stanley household I gave up and started with the Jones's myself.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 8 - Dates"
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2012, 07:17:05 PM »
"She downs a few Black Moods and then drunkenly eggs the Cook mansion."

That line and the picture, along with the grounding picture and dialogue made me laugh until I cried. Very clever and very entertaining!

I am doing my own town jump and I ended up with Bridgeport first. After trying the very boring Starr/Stanley household I gave up and started with the Jones's myself.

Awesome! Glad I made you laugh.  ;D  Will you be posting your town jump? It'll be interesting seeing what the kids look like in your file.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 8 - Dates"
« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2012, 07:24:36 PM »
I have never posted a story on these forums, although I have had several ideas for some.  I think I will take some screen shots and give an update if that is okay. I am terribly busy between work and other hobbies right now, I don't think I could sit down to get in a story form writing state of mind.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 8 - Dates"
« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2012, 07:34:08 PM »
I have never posted a story on these forums, although I have had several ideas for some.  I think I will take some screen shots and give an update if that is okay. I am terribly busy between work and other hobbies right now, I don't think I could sit down to get in a story form writing state of mind.

That's fine, work and hobbies come first  :). I can't wait to see your update!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 9 - Old and New"
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2012, 07:50:16 PM »
Chapter 9 – Old and New



Really, Alicia? Another mood swing? Weren’t the first two bad enough? Do Evil Sims get them more frequently or something?



Rather than breaking the laws of the city, this time Alicia breaks the laws of space and physics. Or possibly just the door. Ouch.



“I’m an abomination of nature! Hooray!”



For some reason Alicia’s school didn’t throw a dance (or maybe they just had one and didn’t tell her), so instead she wears her formal dress to her Young Adult birthday party.



As usual, all the family’s old friends come along. All of them.



Basil? I thought you were dead!”
“Heh heh, I’ve still got life in me yet sweetheart!”
“But what about all those phone calls saying you were at death’s door and we should pay a visit soon?”
“It never hurts to try.”



Sadly, Diana can’t make it to the party because she’s busy completing her Lifetime Wish. About time! Anyway, back to Alicia.



Before long, Alicia is drawn to the flames atop her cake.




She gains Animal Lover as her fifth and final trait. I think we’ll get her a nice white cat to stroke.



“It’s time to meet your doom, birthday cake. Your demise shall be swift and messy!”



Immediately after her birthday party, Alicia takes an entry-level job at the East Tradewinds Shipping Corporation. (Creepy lighting added for effect.)



At her graduation, she gets voted “Most Likely to Take Over the World”, and is also asked to be the class valedictorian. Now there’s a graduation speech I’d like to see.



Argh! Why do I keep forgetting birthdays? Diana ages up in exactly the same spot as her husband.



She doesn’t seem very happy about it.



Her parents’ advancing age gets Sarah thinking about mortality, which pushes her to ask Sebastian out on what is hopefully their final date. This time, they go to the park.



“Sebastian, isn’t it beautiful here? I love how lush and green it is.”
“It’s nowhere near as beautiful as you, Sarah.”
 “Seb!” *giggle*



“Sebastian, I love you. I’ve loved you from the very first time I met you, and the more I think about it the more I want to spend the rest of my life with you. So what I want to know is, will you-“



“Whoops, I’m late for work! See you another time, Sarah!”

AAARGH SEBASTIAN! You are a terrible date!




Sarah isn’t one to give up easily, so that night she makes calls to the Striker house until Sebastian is free to meet her.



“What were you saying earlier, Sarah?”
“Just asking if you wanted to get married, no biggie. If you want you can run away again instead of giving me an answer.”



“Of course I’ll marry you, Sarah! I love you!”
“Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh! Do you want to have the wedding this weekend?”
“Whatever you say, Sarah!”
“That’s the spirit! You’re gonna be such a good husband! Yay!”



“Congratulations, kids. Now move over so I can put this twenty-year-old cake in the rubbish bin.”

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 9 - Old and New"
« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2012, 07:57:29 PM »
Happy Birthday to Alicia and Diana! I remember thinking about doing a DecaDynasty with Johnny and Diana but their house was too small. That's the only problem with Bridgeport.

When I saw the hair you gave Alicia I immediately thought, she's going to be a magician or acrobat.
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« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2012, 08:16:50 PM »
When I saw the hair you gave Alicia I immediately thought, she's going to be a magician or acrobat.

I was worried about that. I really liked the idea of the hairstyle (Alicia's traditional pigtails and tiny little top hat, what's not to love?), but yeah, it's rather circus-y. Still, I bought it specifically for Alicia, and I'm sure she won't be the first Emperor of Evil who happens to look like a clown.  :P

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« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2012, 10:34:35 PM »
Chapter 10 - Beginnings



Sarah deals with her emotions about the wedding by painting pictures. Since she deals with everything by painting pictures, it’s hard to tell exactly how she feels. She has a lot to think about – she proposed on Thursday, booked the wedding for Sunday, and decided to squeeze in a bachelorette party on Friday.



“Alicia, to be honest I don’t know a lot about the hotspots in this city. Do you think you could help me out with my bachelorette party?”



“Oh, Sarah. You will not regret asking that question.”
“I think I’m already starting to.”



“To make up for that excessively civil exchange, NOW I’M GOING TO ATTACK YOU FOR NO REASON!”

Alicia, you were doing so well! I didn’t know Sims could even do that autonomously.



To her credit, Alicia throws an excellent bachelorette party. Chaos is what she does best, after all.



The next night, Sarah prepares for her wedding.



“Alicia, I want to ask you something. Tomorrow is going to be one of the most important days of my life, so do you think you could wear something pretty? Something appropriate for a wedding?”
“Have I given you a reason to think I wouldn’t?”
“Oh, no no no, of course not! This is just a friendly reminder. Thanks heaps, Alicia!”
“Hmmm.”



The Joneses rent out the Boggard Overlook for the ceremony and reception, and hire a decorator (*cough*) to turn it into the perfect venue for a wedding.



The groom arrives, looking very dapper thanks to the magic of Edit in CAS, and the wedding is underway!



Alicia! How could that outfit possibly be appropriate?”
“I simply considered what I would want you to wear to my wedding. You aren’t insulting my taste, are you?”
“…No, Alicia. I would never insult you.”
“Splendid. HAHAHAHAHA!”



Uh oh, it appears we have some routing issues. Thank heavens for Edit in Buy Mode!



I deleted a lot of the décor before I realised the problem was Sarah. Cold feet, perhaps? A quick teleport fixes that. Oh dear, this marriage hasn’t even started yet and already it’s full of cheating! (Ha ha ha.)



The bride then proceeds to block all the seating by playing guitar in the middle of the aisle. Sarah Diana Jones, you are getting married today whether you like it or not!



And so, with the city of Bridgeport as a backdrop (and with Johnny’s scalp in the foreground), Sarah and Sebastian say their vows and exchange rings.



Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Jones!



Diana and Johnny couldn’t be prouder of their eldest daughter.



Their youngest is still causing issues, but Sarah decides it’s best to hold her tongue.



The rest of the night is filled with dancing…



…and photos…



…and karaoke. Everyone has a wonderful time and the party is deemed to be “epic”.



At the end of the night, the guests head back to their homes and the happy couple drives out to a lodge to spend their wedding night in the mountains together.



The next few days are a flurry of activity as the family prepares to leave Bridgeport. Sarah makes sure to pack some landscapes she’s painted of the city.



It’s time to say goodbye to One Leo Center and the people of Bridgeport. The Joneses are off to the suburbs!

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« Reply #49 on: September 15, 2012, 10:37:59 PM »
Wonderful! Good luck with the move!