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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 21 - Settling"
« Reply #100 on: October 04, 2012, 01:03:06 AM »
Welcome little Ben! Their house looks much better than the original. Although I can see why Tammie doesn't like it but then again, Tammie didn't like Riley at first.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 21 - Settling"
« Reply #101 on: October 04, 2012, 04:02:00 AM »
Wow, I love the house!  ;D   Hilarious update!

And hello there, little Ben!



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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 21 - Settling"
« Reply #102 on: October 04, 2012, 04:46:38 AM »
Shakula rocks!  I love Twinbrook, myself, but I was raised in a place just like it.  Loved the bit about the mosquitos!
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 21 - Settling"
« Reply #103 on: October 04, 2012, 11:42:13 PM »
Thanks guys, I'm glad you like the house. I was thinking of gradually renovating it as the generation progressed but now I want to leave it in ruin just to entertain you.  :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 22 - Formalities"
« Reply #104 on: October 06, 2012, 10:56:54 PM »
Chapter 22 - Formalities



Riley is thrilled to have a son. He can’t wait until Ben’s old enough to watch sports with him.



Sarah agrees to look after Ben so his parents can go back to work. Yep, both parents are working now; Tammie has decided to follow her long-time dream of becoming an architect.



She sets up a drafting board in her bedroom to sketch out some ideas. Her time in Starlight Shores has given her designs a contemporary edge.



Marc Brandt is a little too happy with his new art studio.



Since topping the Criminal career, Alicia's had plenty of time to help with housework and childcare. Er, I appreciate the thought, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to radiate the baby like that.



Alicia’s glowing aura is more trouble than it’s worth. Every time she glows it makes the Sims around her hate her. This is great for sowing anarchy and discord amongst the masses, but now everyone at home despises her except for Doctor Snow.



What? How dare you reject my offer of friendship? Do you have any idea what power you could have had?”

   

“My dear aunt, I simply couldn’t care less about your silly business. Why would one want to spread evil when the good are so much easier to manipulate?”



“This is an insult greater than any I could have imagined! You will rue the day you crossed me, Savannah Jones!”
“That seems extremely unlikely, unless of course I require a silly hat.”
“Bah! I have no niece!
“According to our family panel you never had one anyway. Ha ha!”

It's true - since the move Alicia hasn't been listed as part of the family. We're lucky she hasn't got a crush on her nephew.



Savannah’s birthday is the next day. She throws a party to increase her standing in the community.



Savannah insists on a formal dress code. This is a respectable outdoor swamp rave party.



Savannah blows her candles out under the stars.



She becomes a Savvy Sculptor (finally, a unique trait!) and decides to be Super Popular.



Excuse me! I don’t know who you are, but the invitation specifically requested formal attire. Those cheap polyester rags may pass for formal in whatever hovel you grew up in but they certainly don’t meet our standards here.”



“How dare you speak to me like that! For your information, I am Shark William Racket, heir to the lucrative Racket and Son Shipping Industry. You better watch your mouth, Jones.”



“…Lucrative, you say?”



“Oh, Shark!”
“Mmmrgh!”



The night after that is Ben’s birthday. Yet another cake goes uneaten as Ben ages up on the nursery floor.



He likes Lilac, Tri-Tip Steak, and French Music. I think he got a few too many of Alicia’s ultra-evil rays in utero, because his traits turn out to be Grumpy and Insane.



Just look at that face. He’s Tammie’s son all right.



Alicia entertains Doctor Snow with a laser pointer, despite practically being a laser pointer. It makes me wonder if the pointer and her aura are made from the same stuff. Perhaps her “laser” is a actually a prototype for a secret evil death ray?



With that, it’s finally time for Alicia to become an elder.



“Ack, I look like a civilian! Where is my suit?”
“We thought you’d like the yellow –”
“I DEMAND A SUIT THIS INSTANT!”



“I have bling! MUAHAHAHAHA!”

Oh, Alicia. Never stop being Excitable.

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The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 22 - Formalities"
« Reply #105 on: October 06, 2012, 11:16:29 PM »
Very nice, Ausette! You are really a very good writer. :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 22 - Formalities"
« Reply #106 on: October 07, 2012, 01:19:02 AM »
Savannah seems like a cheeky girl. Can't believe she's become enemies with her aunt/housemate Alicia! I reckon Alicia will get her!
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 22 - Formalities"
« Reply #107 on: October 07, 2012, 03:02:06 AM »
Very nice, Ausette! You are really a very good writer. :)

Thanks Jude, you're such a darling  :). I'm glad you're feeling well enough to post on the forum.

Savannah seems like a cheeky girl. Can't believe she's become enemies with her aunt/housemate Alicia! I reckon Alicia will get her!

I wouldn't worry, Alicia's harmless. It's a shame no one likes her anymore.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 22 - Formalities"
« Reply #108 on: October 07, 2012, 03:12:22 AM »
Alicia is the absolute best comic relief. :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 23 - Feeling Alive"
« Reply #109 on: October 07, 2012, 10:17:03 AM »
Chapter 23 – Feeling Alive



“BOO!”
“Goodness me, I think I heard a pin drop.”
“CURSE YOU, SAVANNAH!”



Savannah’s making excellent progress with her Lifetime Wish. She completed the Celebrity Charisma skill challenge and it’s been a breeze to make friends ever since! She especially enjoys schmoozing Twinbrook’s rich and famous.



Tammie grows into an Adult and encounters a Midlife Crisis. I don’t want to cancel any of her current wishes to accommodate it, so I send her to the hospital for some therapy. Long overdue, I think.



The next day Grim takes me completely by surprise. He pops up in the middle of the day so fast his scythe gets lodged in the bedroom wall.



“WHO’S A PRETTY KITTY? YOU ARE! YES YOU ARE! SUCH A PRETTY KITTY!”



“Doctor Snow! NOOOOO!”

Poor Alicia. That cat is her only real friend in the world (to be fair she has some minions at work, but I don't think they count).



“IT’S HER TIME TO GO, ALICIA. I WILL TREAT HER AS WELL AS I CAN.”
“*sniff* You must treat her like a QUEEN! I want vast fields of catnip and gold-plated litter trays!
“ONLY THE BEST FOR YOU, I MEAN HER.”



Rest in peace, Doctor Snow.



The entire family mourns non-stop for the next two days. Seriously, guys? None of you even liked that cat. I haven’t seen this kind of grief since Johnny kicked the bucket.



Alicia copes by stalking around the house glaring at everyone.



To cheer her up, I buy her the cane she has a wish for. She doesn't really need one so I guess she just wants it to complete her look. I set it to the Southern Gentleman walking style and she’s been strutting around ever since, bless her.



Soon it’s time for Ben’s birthday. Savannah makes the phone call so she can get the relationship bonus for hosting, but Tammie and Riley insist on keeping it casual.



For some reason Alicia is the one to bring Ben to his cake. I think she’s taken a liking to him.



Oh. It looks like she won’t like him for much longer because he gains the Good trait for his birthday. Now he’s Good, Grumpy and Insane, which seems like an odd combination.



Ben enjoys the rest of his party, but isn’t very amused when Sarah gets her hand stuck in his cake. Sarah, how could you? It’s the boy's first experience with solid food!



The night after that, Riley ages up into an Adult and gets a Midlife Crisis even though he has a loving family, the career of his dreams and those boyish good looks of his. I blame the cat.



Luckily, Riley handles his Midlife Crisis rather well, popping up lots of easy wishes to buy cars and style his hair. The “Feeling Alive!” moodlet from his motorbike keeps him fairly happy until our old friend Grim drops in again.



On a beautiful sunny morning, Sarah Jones passes away. She's seen off only by the Evil Sims of the household.



“OH BRILLIANT, AN OUTDOOR DEATH IN THE SWAMP. NOW THERE’S MUD ALL OVER MY ROBE.”



“Why hello there, gorgeous!”
“GREAT, YOU AGAIN. *SIGH* LET’S JUST GET THIS OVER WITH.”



“I guess this is it, Alicia. I’m sorry things ended so poorly between us.”
“What on Earth do you mean? Your paintings are going to be worth thousands now! MUAHAHA!”
“I always admired you for your strength, Alicia. Tell the rest of the kids I love them.”



Sarah was the first baby born in the Jones Family Random Town Jump. She was a great artist, a loving mother, and a remarkably easy-going Sim who never gave anyone any trouble. Rest in peace, darling.



“So. How’s business?”
“OH, YOU KNOW. SAME OLD, SAME OLD.”

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 23 - Feeling Alive"
« Reply #110 on: October 07, 2012, 10:21:47 AM »
No, not Doctor Snow! I don't know why but I always get more upset when the pets die. Maybe that's why I don't play with pets so often?

Good, grumpy and insane... the future seems interesting for this sim.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 23 - Feeling Alive"
« Reply #111 on: October 07, 2012, 12:08:22 PM »
I really enjoyed the updates! Your writing is just lovely!  :)  Rest in peace, Sarah and Doctor Snow!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 23 - Feeling Alive"
« Reply #112 on: October 07, 2012, 12:52:54 PM »
R.I.P Doctor Snow and Sarah. Great updates. :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 23 - Feeling Alive"
« Reply #113 on: October 09, 2012, 11:58:34 PM »
No, not Doctor Snow! I don't know why but I always get more upset when the pets die. Maybe that's why I don't play with pets so often?

Good, grumpy and insane... the future seems interesting for this sim.

I get that too! I find it's a big thing when I watch movies. I'm very, very wary about films that have dogs in them.

I really enjoyed the updates! Your writing is just lovely!  :)  Rest in peace, Sarah and Doctor Snow!
R.I.P Doctor Snow and Sarah. Great updates. :)

Thanks guys  :). I still can't believe I have readers who like my stories.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 23 - Feeling Alive"
« Reply #114 on: October 10, 2012, 12:01:42 AM »
I've been following this story. I got quite excited once you got to Twinbrook. ;D

I never really noticed the Jones family in Bridgeport, but it's great to see them get the spotlight.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 23 - Feeling Alive"
« Reply #115 on: October 10, 2012, 01:52:24 AM »
I've been following this story. I got quite excited once you got to Twinbrook. ;D

I never really noticed the Jones family in Bridgeport, but it's great to see them get the spotlight.

Thanks Trip! Twinbrook is a favourite of mine as well  :). I picked the Diana and Johnny for that exact reason - I hadn't seen them used before and I wanted to do something a bit different.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 24 - Impressions"
« Reply #116 on: October 10, 2012, 02:01:05 AM »
Chapter 24 – Impressions



Ben brings a friend home on his first day of school. This young lady is Alisa Jones-Brown, the child born to Jenni Jones-Brown at the start of the game. From now I'm going to call her “Lisa” to prevent confusion with our beloved Evil mastermind. She and Ben do their homework together pretty frequently.



“Are you OK, Ben? You look scary.”



“I must focus. This notebook could ignite at any second.”
“Ha, you wish!”



A chat with Tammie reveals Lisa’s traits to be Artistic, Light Sleeper, and Mean-Spirited. Not that great, but since she’s the only girl in Twinbrook descended from original townies she’s pretty much destined to bear Ben’s children. I’m going to have to ignore the weirdness of Ben and Lisa sharing half a surname.



Meanwhile, halfway across town, Des Eyre becomes Savannah's twentieth friend and completes her Lifetime Wish.



Des is handsomely rewarded for his time.



At this point you’re probably wondering what happened to Shark Racket, Savannah's boyfriend. They're actually still together, but that's never stopped Savannah from getting out there and playing the field.



Especially when Shark rejects her for woohoo and she has to do the Walk of Shame down his long, long driveway.



Back at the house, I'm surprised to find Alicia and Riley brawling in the downstairs bathroom. They’ve both got full Athletic points so I’m genuinely curious about how this will turn out.



Riley wins! It looks like Alicia may be losing her edge as she ages.



All this happens while Ben and Lisa calmly eat cookies together in the next room. They’re Best Friends now. Lisa’s an interesting-looking thing, isn’t she? I think she takes after her dad.



The rest of Ben's childhood passes surprisingly quickly. Can you imagine him as a teenager? With a face like that you know he’s gonna get all the chicks.



“I’m the hero Twinbrook deserves, but not the one it needs right now.”



A party is thrown and everyone gathers around to watch Ben blow out his candles. According to the cake, Ben is turning three. Perhaps he was born on a leap day?



Here he is modelling his new Athletic gear because it’s the most normal-looking outfit he has. Ben rolls Good Sense of Humour as his fourth trait. I’m not exactly sure how that trait meshes with Grumpy, but maybe it just means a lot of people want to laugh at him.



After cake, a freshly aged-up Lisa autonomously runs over to dance with the birthday boy. It’s good to see they’re still as close as ever.



Oh dear. Lisa’s parents look a bit concerned.



“I don't want her hanging out with boys, Jenni! She shouldn't be dating until she's a Young Adult.”
“Calm down, Goodwin. Ben's mother is a very dear friend of mine and I trust her to raise a good kid.”



“Ugh, my parents are watching us. I hate it when they judge me like that. Quick, do something to freak them out!”



“Flowers, m’lady?”
“That’ll do it!”



Ben plays along and flirts with Lisa, as expected. What Lisa doesn’t expect is for her and Ben to actually be attracted to each other. She completely forgets about her parents and instead stays out on the deck with Ben until long after the party has wound down.



Love is in the air in the Jones house tonight. Riley is over his Midlife Crisis and ready to spend some time cuddling up with his wife.



I think we all know what cuddling can lead to. A day later it’s confirmed that Tammie's pregnant with another child. I'm glad she's over the morning sickness phase, because she would not stop throwing up! I've never had a Sim vomit that much before.



Although now that I think about it, lately Savannah’s been pretty sick too…

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 23 - Impressions"
« Reply #117 on: October 10, 2012, 02:28:15 AM »
Nooboos! It'll be interesting to see who the father to Savannah's child is. And I think Ben grew up into a very strapping young lad.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 23 - Impressions"
« Reply #118 on: October 10, 2012, 01:33:34 PM »
Ben's quite a good looking fellow!  That Savannah!  My word.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 23 - Impressions"
« Reply #119 on: October 10, 2012, 02:31:52 PM »
Nooboos on the way? No, I am not excited! Not excited at all!  :P

Happy birthday, Ben!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 23 - Impressions"
« Reply #120 on: October 12, 2012, 09:35:14 AM »
Ben's looks have definitely grown on me  :). I promise you'll see the nooboos soon!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 25 - Ladies"
« Reply #121 on: October 12, 2012, 10:52:53 AM »
Chapter 25 – Ladies



Ben pops a wish to ask Lisa on a date, so he takes her to the Red Rendezvous. They don't seem to want to go inside though. Ben just pops in to buy drinks and then they stand on the pavement chatting all afternoon. Perhaps they felt like admiring the lake?



“Look, a birdie! Isn’t nature glorious?”
“Not really. I’ve only had one drink.”



He even spends his pocket money on a dinner at the bistro.



“Thanks for the fancy cheese, man! I still can’t believe you paid fifty bucks for a sandwich.”



“Food is a precious resource, Lisa. My money will go far in helping those poor underpaid serving staff.”

Can you tell I don’t play Insane Sims very often? I love how serious Ben looks in his bunny suit.



They may not have very compatible traits, but these two are very, very attracted to each other. They flirt endlessly on free will and all Ben’s wishes are Lisa-related.



Tammie spends her maternity leave sketching architectural concepts for her job. Her husband has to work away from home, so she thoughtfully waits until the end of his shift to go into labour.



A few hours later, she gives birth to a lovely little girl called Caitlin.



Speaking of babies, it’s become pretty obvious that Savannah is going to be a mum. She decides it's time to see Shark.



“Shark! Darling, It’s been too long! How’s the family business?”
“Business is great! We’re in the process of swapping out the warehouses for brand new factories and volcanoes.”
“Does that mean you’re making more money?”
“We will be.”
“Grand!”



“Anyhoo, onto my agenda. You probably haven’t noticed because of my divine figure, but you’re about to owe me thousands in child support!”



“WHAT? But we can’t have children until we’re married! Imagine the scandal!”



“We must be wed before your condition becomes too noticeable!”
“Oh, Shark! How did you know to bring a ring with you?”
“I carry several precious items on my person at all times. You never know when you might need to bribe someone. So will you marry me?”
“Yes, Shark, yes!”
“Wonderful! Now help me get my foot out of this wall before it cuts off my circulation.”



Shark hastily organises a beachside wedding for the evening.



By the way, I don’t advise having big weddings on the gazebo. The sun goes down before Shark can claw his way through the crowd trying to get up the stairs.



It's late and she's exhausted, but Savannah remains composed. She takes a minute to wave to the adoring townsfolk.



“You don't think they know about my pregnancy, do you dear?”
“Of course not, Savannah! You’re thin as a rake.”



Vow are said, rings are exchanged, and Shark and Savannah become husband and wife. Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Racket!



The ceremony is beautiful. Everyone gets emotional except for Justin Kayes, the jerk.



This is followed by cake cutting. Unfortunately, the bride takes too long getting out of the gazebo and has a bladder accident in front of all her guests.



She does her best to pretend it never happened. In fact, Savannah actively fights it - she glitches, forcing me to do a ResetSim that also raises her hygiene into the green. Unfortunately for her, the "Embarrassed" and "Smelly" moodlets linger anyway. Nice try, sweetheart.



Meanwhile, baby Caitlin spends the wedding at home with the worst babysitter in the world. Valerie here seems to think holding the kid and looking blank is enough to meet her needs. Poor little Caity is deep in the red by the time her family gets home.



After the party, the newlyweds spend their wedding night in a room at the Red Rendezvous.



Unsurpringly, their honeymoon is cut short by the onset of Savannah’s labour.



It’s a girl! Shark decides to name her Magpie Racket. Her traits are Perceptive and Grumpy and she likes Purple, Lobster Thermidor and Chinese music. The shack's starting to get a bit too crowded, so Shark and Savannah move into the old Racket family mansion. Magpie should lead a happy, comfortable life in that home. Or will she?

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The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 25 - Ladies"
« Reply #122 on: October 12, 2012, 11:01:30 AM »
Very nice update. I loved the "proposal" dialog!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 25 - Ladies"
« Reply #123 on: October 12, 2012, 11:13:47 AM »
I'm sad to see Savannah go. And *sigh* she isn't the same without the hairdo.

The bunny suit was awesome!

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« Reply #124 on: October 12, 2012, 11:41:26 AM »
Twinbrook's babysitters are the worst, I tell ya. Mine didn't even bother to come in the house.

And congrats to Savannah and Shark on their shotgun marriage!