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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 25 - Ladies"
« Reply #125 on: October 12, 2012, 04:08:37 PM »
Welcome to Caitlin and Magpie. Magpie is an odd name.

Congrats to the newly weds!
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 25 - Ladies"
« Reply #126 on: October 12, 2012, 09:39:07 PM »
Welcome to Caitlin and Magpie. Magpie is an odd name.

Congrats to the newly weds!

The Racket family all have quirky names related to crime or money. Magpies are scavanging birds and have associations with collecting, plus it just sounds cute.  :)

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!

It's been ages since I hired one so I really had no clue what to expect. Memories of the nannies in The Sims 2 were enough to keep me from hiring childcare before, lol.

I'm sad to see Savannah go. And *sigh* she isn't the same without the hairdo.

The bunny suit was awesome!

Don't worry, Savannah hasn't completely left the story yet and the hairstyle was just for the wedding  :). The bunny suit  is definitely one of my favourite things from Showtime. I can't wait to play with all the Halloween outfits from Seasons!

Very nice update. I loved the "proposal" dialog!

Thanks jude, it was very fun to write.  :)



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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 26 - Attraction and Autonomy"
« Reply #127 on: October 13, 2012, 02:25:25 AM »
Chapter 26 – Attraction and Autonomy



Things return to normal after the wedding. Lisa drops by after school for the usual study session.



She clearly needs all the help she can get.



Since she has the Mean-Spirited trait she’s forever antagonising random members of the family. Tammie is an especially popular target.



“Look, would it kill you to make sure he’s wearing something nice when he leaves the house? I mean it’s not like you’re his mother or anything.”



“Urgh. Lisa, I honestly don’t know what Benjamin sees in you.”



Lisa’s not all bad though – she does walk into the new nursery (formerly Alicia’s room) to give little Caitlin a cuddle.



...And promptly drops her on the floor. It seems I forgot Caity’s birthday, whoops!



Wow, Caitlin’s a redhead! Her traits are Perceptive and Loner, and she likes Yellow, Hot Dogs and Latin Music.



Isn’t she cute? She's a quiet little girl who likes to be left alone as much as possible.



On the weekend the adults win a short holiday away from home. Why they need a break when they slack off and eat brownies for breakfast every day is a mystery to me.



Ben does the responsible thing and makes sure Caity’s needs are met. While he’s doing this, he gets a call from Lisa asking if he wants to hang out at her place. He rings up a babysitter and gets a taxi to the Jones-Brown house.



Lisa goes straight for autonomous flirting, and to my great surprise I get a popup with Lisa’s face on it saying, “Hey! I heard your parents are out of town. You should throw a party!”



How could anyone say no to such blatant manipulation? A party it is!



Ben and Lisa spend pretty much the whole night doing this.



Apparently their behaviour is really shocking because everyone else passes out on the spot. Um, okay then. I haven’t thrown very many teen parties so I don’t really know what to make of this.



“Good evening, young man. My spider sense is telling me you hosted a party tonight. We can’t have that now, can we?”

Argh! Just like in Starlight Shores, the psychic party cops come along to break up the party several hours after it ends. Either police officers have the ability to see into the past or their response time is very, very slow.



Ben does some cleaning but gets grounded anyway. By the way, you’ll notice Alicia returned from her holiday in her undies. Where are her clothes? It’s a mystery for the ages.



“It's obvious your girlfriend set you up, you foolish boy. Sweet little Benjamin would never get in trouble by himself. ”
“Lisa had a lapse in judgement, and as her boyfriend it's my duty to defend her. I must endure this grounding in her stead.”
“In that case, would you like to be one of my minions? You have just the right attitude for it.”



Riley goes back to work feeling relaxed and reinvigorated. That night he comes home with a promotion to Superstar, completing his Lifetime Wish.



Tammie and Alicia pop wishes to befriend each other which so isn’t going to happen. First of all they hate each other, second of all Tammie’s Good and Alicia’s Evil, and third of all Alicia wouldn't live long enough to do it.



Tammie doesn't have much time left either. She becomes an elder at a small celebration with her family.



She ages up in the same style of shirt that she used to wear as a teenager. I think I’ll let her keep it.



“Lookin’ hot, Tammie!”
“Don’t use that one on me, I’m old!
“And you’re married to a sports star who loves you. Lighten up, babe!”
“So you do think I’m old?”
“…I love you?”

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 26 - Attraction and Autonomy"
« Reply #128 on: October 13, 2012, 02:44:17 AM »
The cops apparent physic abilities are a mystery to me too.  Lol, Alicia is traveling in her undies. I can only guess it has some nefarious purpose.

Caitlyn is so cute! Red hair and bright blue eye are going to make her spectacular.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 26 - Attraction and Autonomy"
« Reply #129 on: October 13, 2012, 02:32:48 PM »
I'm going to miss Tammie.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 26 - Attraction and Autonomy"
« Reply #130 on: October 13, 2012, 04:34:45 PM »
I love this story, Ausette!

I apologize for not commenting but my free/internet time is precious and I spend most of it just reading stories instead of also commenting. I have been reading from the beginning and will continue to read until the end.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 26 - Attraction and Autonomy"
« Reply #131 on: October 14, 2012, 07:18:53 PM »
The cops apparent physic abilities are a mystery to me too.  Lol, Alicia is traveling in her undies. I can only guess it has some nefarious purpose.

Caitlyn is so cute! Red hair and bright blue eye are going to make her spectacular.

I've seen her as a teenager, and you're dead on.  :)

I'm going to miss Tammie.

So will I! She's really grown on me.

I love this story, Ausette!

I apologize for not commenting but my free/internet time is precious and I spend most of it just reading stories instead of also commenting. I have been reading from the beginning and will continue to read until the end.

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Thanks heaps, Lilygirl! It means a lot to me that you like the Joneses.  :)



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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 27 - Men"
« Reply #132 on: October 14, 2012, 07:39:25 PM »
Chapter 27 – Men



Caitlin learns all her toddler skills in time for a small birthday party.



Aren’t Ben and Alicia cute? They have exactly the same facial expression when they cheer.



Caitlin becomes a Vegetarian and continues to be cute as a button. I think she gets most of her looks from her father.



Caitlin doesn’t interact with the family much. She’d prefer to hang out in her bedroom and play with her dolls by herself.



This isn’t through lack of trying on Tammie’s part, though. She’s eager to bond with her daughter and constantly interrupts her playtime to do so. Hey, at least someone in this family is making an effort.



“I suddenly feel compelled to stop exercising. I wonder why that is?”



“We meet again, nephew. DEFEND YOUSELF!”

Yes, Alicia’s nearly a hundred and she still does this autonomously.



“Let that be a lesson, Riley Jones!”
What is WRONG with you?
“YOU are what’s wrong with me, but no longer! In defeating you I have taken my place as the rightful chief of this shack!”
“You already swan around like you own the place, what more do you want?”
“It’s merely a title. I just wanted to make my authority really felt. How does it feel, nephew? MUHAHAHA!”



Friday is Ben’s last day of school. Sadly his school never hosted a dance, but at least he gets to grow up on a weekend.



“Son, today is the day you become a man. I’m taking you down to the pub.”



Surprise! Riley throws a party at the Red Rendezvous and invites all of Ben’s friends and family.



The Rackets turn up early. Both Shark and Savannah are fully-fledged Adults now. Before you ask, Savannah’s daughter Magpie is still a toddler and couldn’t be invited.



The first thing Savannah does (completely autonomously, of course) is to flirt with Justin Kayes in front of everyone on the street.



She then carries on conversing with her husband like nothing happened. It’s nice to see she hasn't changed.
   


Lisa comes along, of course.  She’s aged up into a skimpy outfit in lilac, Ben’s favourite colour.



This is the face Ben makes when he sees her. I interpret this as my cue to bring out the cake.




Ben gains the Brave trait, and suddenly his purpose in life is crystal clear. He vows to save at least thirty lives as a Firefighter Super Hero.



Within seconds, Ben and Lisa are groping each other.



“Boo! That is completely unhygienic and inappropriate!”



Another man, Savannah? You’re doing that on purpose! And where exactly is your husband?



“ALICIA JONES IS GLOWING! AAAAARGH!”

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 27 - Men"
« Reply #133 on: October 14, 2012, 07:46:03 PM »
Is Lisa's outfit from the store?

Good to see married life hasn't changed Savannah much. Great update as always!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 27 - Men"
« Reply #134 on: October 14, 2012, 07:52:38 PM »
Is Lisa's outfit from the store?

Good to see married life hasn't changed Savannah much. Great update as always!

Thanks saltpastillen  :). Yes, it's an outfit from the Beach Bummin' set [link]. Lisa's wearing one of the many recolours I saved of it.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 27 - Men"
« Reply #135 on: October 14, 2012, 08:55:57 PM »
That picture of Alicia and Riley fighting is hilarious! Looking forward to Lisa and Ben's nooboo, hopefully he/she won't have Tammie's chin. I'm loving this story!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 27 - Men"
« Reply #136 on: October 15, 2012, 03:34:41 AM »
“ALICIA JONES IS GLOWING! AAAAARGH!”

I want that on a teeshirt. 
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 27 - Men"
« Reply #137 on: October 15, 2012, 06:11:07 AM »
“ALICIA JONES IS GLOWING! AAAAARGH!”

I want that on a teeshirt.

Lol, thanks Odinsdottir.  :)

That picture of Alicia and Riley fighting is hilarious! Looking forward to Lisa and Ben's nooboo, hopefully he/she won't have Tammie's chin. I'm loving this story!

Thanks Isis, welcome to the forum! I have no idea how Ben and Lisa'a genes are going to mix, but that's the whole point of doing a town jump in the first place right?  :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 28 - A Better Place"
« Reply #138 on: October 15, 2012, 07:53:38 AM »
Chapter 28 – A Better Place



Ben’s graduation ceremony is everything he could have wanted. He wins Class Valedictorian, Highest Honour, and Most Likely to Save the World. That last one is especially pleasing to him.



The first step in saving the world is joining the fire department.



Ben gets straight to work on his Athletic and Handiness skills.



“Stop right there, kid! There’s no way you’re fighting fires in a costume.”
“But I must! How else can I protect my secret identity?”
“I know your identity. It’s on the employment papers.”
“But boss, without this costume, I am only a man. With it, I become an invincible symbol that the people can look up to and place hope in when times are bleak.”
“People will place hope in you as long as you put out their fires. Go get your overalls on.”



And so he does.  :)



Alicia appears to have taken Caitlin under her wing. They’re always chatting and doing cute things together.



Or maybe Caitlin just attracts the shady types. Three guesses who this kid is.



“What traits do you have, Maggie? I’m a Vegetarian like grandma.”
“Vegetarians are stupid. Steak and burgers are just like every other harvestable.”



“You’re mean!”
“So?”
“I’ll tell your dad on you!”
“You think Shark’s my real dad? You’re even dumber than you look, cuz.”



The visit doesn’t last for very long.



Riley follows his wife into Elderhood, losing all his hair and muscle mass. I can fix the hair, but the muscles are gone forever.



“It’s late, Riley. Come to bed.”
“But I need to get my muscles back! Must get fit! Must get fit! Must get fit!” *sob*
   


Fire-fighting is rough work and Ben finds he needs time to wind down. He rings up Lisa and invites her out to dinner as Caitlin prepares for her birthday.



Caitlin, being a Loner, skips the celebrations completely. She ages up outside during a game of tag with Alicia.



She gains the Flirty trait to match those sultry eyes of hers.



“What… what is this bewildering feeling? Is this… pride?”



“No, it cannot be! I have a tramp of a great-niece to mentor now!”



“You scoundrel! Release me immediately!”
“I KNOW YOU WANT TO LIVE, ALICIA. AS MUCH AS IT KILLED ME, I WAITED AS LONG AS I COULD TO COME FOR YOU.”
“This is outrageous! I’m only a hundred and four!”
“WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR PLACE IN THE UNDERWORLD THE LENGTH OF YOUR LIFE WILL MEAN NOTHING. YOU WILL LIVE IN EVERLASTING BLISS AND REIGN OVER YOUR SUBJECTS FOR ETERNITY.”



“Hmmm, when you put it that way it actually sounds almost tolerable. Will Doctor Snow be there?”



“OF COURSE. SHE’S VERY EAGER TO SEE YOU.”
“Excellent! I may enjoy being dead after all. Lead the way, sir!”
“I THINK THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP.”



Rest in peace, Alicia. I was starting to think you were immortal, and to be honest? I kind of wish you were.



“Oh no! I just left to do my hair and now this! If only I could have forseen it somehow!”



“Hey Ben, do you see the lights in the sky? Apparently they're caused by unicorns. Stupid, right?”

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 28 - A Better Place"
« Reply #139 on: October 15, 2012, 08:50:38 AM »
Ohhh!  Alicia!  I'll miss her greatly.  Great update.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 28 - A Better Place"
« Reply #140 on: October 15, 2012, 09:41:47 AM »
R.I.P. Alicia, may you reign forever with Dr Snow by your side.

Now I'm interested in who Maggie's "real" father is (I'm horrible at guessing).

And I'm totally on Ben's side, a bunny costume is not enough to protect his identity. He'll need wings for that. ;D

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« Reply #141 on: October 15, 2012, 09:54:53 AM »
Alicia look almost happy to see Grim. I'm going to miss her.
I love your story Ausette. ;D

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 28 - A Better Place"
« Reply #142 on: October 15, 2012, 07:06:57 PM »
Ben's fashion is hilariously cute. I'm gonna miss Alicia :(

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 28 - A Better Place"
« Reply #143 on: October 15, 2012, 07:13:51 PM »
I love all of Ben's outfits. Immediately when I read the title of the chapter I guessed Alicia would be dying. R.I.P Alicia, the last of the Bridgeport Joneses.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 28 - A Better Place"
« Reply #144 on: October 17, 2012, 05:52:55 AM »
I love all of Ben's outfits. Immediately when I read the title of the chapter I guessed Alicia would be dying. R.I.P Alicia, the last of the Bridgeport Joneses.

Lol, good guess. I was trying to make the title a bit ambiguous. Ben's trying to make the world a better place, see?  ;)

Ben's fashion is hilariously cute. I'm gonna miss Alicia :(

Thanks Isis, and welcome to the forum! I'm going to miss her as well.  :(

Alicia look almost happy to see Grim. I'm going to miss her.
I love your story Ausette. ;D

Thanks Louise! It's nice to have you back on the forum.  :)

R.I.P. Alicia, may you reign forever with Dr Snow by your side.

Now I'm interested in who Maggie's "real" father is (I'm horrible at guessing).

And I'm totally on Ben's side, a bunny costume is not enough to protect his identity. He'll need wings for that. ;D

Magpie looks a lot like Savannah, but she's got at least one distinctive feature of her father's. See if you can spot it in later chapters.  ;)

Ohhh!  Alicia!  I'll miss her greatly.  Great update.

Thanks Odinsdottir. :)  The death took me by surpise, I was planning on including more from Ben and Lisa's date.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 28 - A Better Place"
« Reply #145 on: October 17, 2012, 07:13:40 AM »
I think I know who Magpie's father is, but I can't quite tell. It looks like it, though.  :D

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 28 - A Better Place"
« Reply #146 on: October 17, 2012, 07:22:38 AM »
I think I know who Magpie's father is, but I can't quite tell. It looks like it, though.  :D

Shhhhhh  ;). There'll be pictures of her as a teen in Chapter 30, so you might be able to confirm your suspicions then.

Side note: Remember back in Bridgeport when I had over a thousand screenshots? Well, now I have five thousand, five hundred and fifty-eight. I honestly don't know how I get so many.  :o

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« Reply #147 on: October 17, 2012, 08:03:44 AM »
Lol Ausette! Are all those screenshots just from your story?
I don't have a clue who the daddy is.

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« Reply #148 on: October 17, 2012, 08:08:55 AM »
Lol Ausette! Are all those screenshots just from your story?
I don't have a clue who the daddy is.

Yep, I remove the irrelevant ones. As for Magpie's dad, it looks like I'll just have to keep dropping hints.  ;)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 29 - Heating Up"
« Reply #149 on: October 17, 2012, 08:26:26 AM »
Chapter 29 – Heating Up



Ben’s been upgrading the plumbing to increase his Handiness for work. Look, the family’s dishes wash themselves now! (ha ha ha)



He’s settled very well into his new profession. The only downside is that it doesn’t give him much time to be with Lisa.



“No, I can’t come over, darling. I am busy defending the innocent.”



“Hey Ben.”
“GYAH! How did you find my secret headquarters?!”
“I asked your mum. So what do you actually do for a living? Are you some kind of clown mechanic?”



“Alas, I cannot tell. The lives of too many civilians hang in the balance.”
“Oh, who cares about…”
 


“Wait, is that a fire engine? You’re a fire-fighter?



“OH MY GOSH THAT’S THE HOTTEST THING EVER!”
“But… My work does not scare you? You aren’t wondering if the man you fell in love with was merely a carefully-crafted façade?”
“Are you KIDDING? People make CALENDARS of handsome firemen! Is there a shower around here we can woohoo in?”
“Lisa…  You are even more loyal to me than I thought. Truly, you have a beautiful soul.”



“Marry me, my love.”
“Oh Ben, you don’t even have to ask! Yes!



“I can almost hear the wedding bells already!”
“That’s the fire alarm, dear. Have to run.”



Ben, honest worker that he is, finishes a full day of work before he rushes home to tell his family about his engagement. Remarkably, the Sims involved in this house fire have the sense to run to safety. Shall we take a closer look at those spectators?



For shame, Tim! The nutter in the bunny hat is a better fire-fighter than you!



“Mother! I’m going to be married!”
“To Lisa? Oh Ben, you can do so much better than her!”



“I feared you would not approve. Just remember this - however you feel about Lisa, I love her and I wish to make her my wife.”
“Well… if she makes you happy…”
“More than anything else in the world.”
“*sigh* Then I guess I’m going to be the shrewish mother-in-law. Congratulations, Ben.”



“Caitlin, what do you think of Ben’s fiancée?”
“Um, I don’t really know her that well. Isn’t there someone else you could ask?”

Tammie still can't seem to leave Caitlin alone. I think she’s trying to compensate for working through most of Ben's childhood.



On Friday night Riley throws Ben a bachelor party. Doesn’t the groom look dashing in his Dress to Impress gear? I think the mask adds a nice air of mystery.



A round of drinks is ordered and quickly ingested by the guests. Soon everyone’s having a wonderful time dancing and socialising throughout the pub.



Caitlin sneaks into the party with the goal of meeting boys. She quickly regrets this when Tammie turns up and decides to treat the party like another family bonding exercise.



“Come on Caitlin, have some fun! Dance with me for a bit!”
“...”



Shark Racket is invited since he's technically family. He spends the first half the night dancing drunkenly on a table...



…And the second half wandering around looking lost. I don’t think married life is treating him very well.



Er, guys? That dart game doesn’t seem very safe.



Good old Riley has the time of his life getting himself and everyone else in the room covered in nectar. He’s one of the few Sims left in the bar at closing time.



It's such a good party that the owners have to kick everyone out at six the next morning. Now there’s nothing left to do but recover in time for the wedding!

 

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