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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 29 - Heating Up"
« Reply #150 on: October 17, 2012, 08:57:55 AM »
Poor Caitlin, no teen wants to dance with her grandma. :P
Ben look very handsome at his party, can't wait for the wedding.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 29 - Heating Up"
« Reply #151 on: October 17, 2012, 09:12:13 AM »
I love when the parties last all night! But where was Savannah? With her secret baby daddy?



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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 29 - Heating Up"
« Reply #152 on: October 17, 2012, 09:24:20 AM »
Poor Caitlin, no teen wants to dance with her grandma. :P
Ben look very handsome at his party, can't wait for the wedding.

Thanks Louise  :). I like to play a chapter ahead, so I won't be posting the wedding until things are set up in the next town.

I love when the parties last all night! But where was Savannah? With her secret baby daddy?

I invited her, but she didn't show up until about three in the morning for some reason. I like to think she spent the night in the arms of a lover and then popped into the party to make sure Shark was behaving himself.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 29 - Heating Up"
« Reply #153 on: October 17, 2012, 10:36:38 AM »
Ben's outfits are just amazing. I can't wait to see his wedding outfit.

My guess for Magpie's father is Marc Brandt. It looks like she's got his hair colour.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 29 - Heating Up"
« Reply #154 on: October 17, 2012, 10:41:49 AM »
I think Magpie's father is Dez Erey, Just because soon after they woohoo'd she got sick. Magpie also has Des' hair color as far as I can see.
but that's just a guess..

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 29 - Heating Up"
« Reply #155 on: October 17, 2012, 10:46:22 AM »
Des Eyre has streaky brown/black hair, while Magpie has black streaked with blue. I know who it is, but it took me several minutes of thought because those streaks are somewhat subtle with her childhood hairstyle.

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« Reply #156 on: October 17, 2012, 11:37:05 AM »
That chapter was hilarious! I loved the proposal, and the bachelor party was just too funny!



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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 29 - Heating Up"
« Reply #157 on: October 18, 2012, 09:57:13 AM »
Wonderful updates! I also think the father is Marc Brandt. The hair color gave it away!  :D

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« Reply #158 on: October 19, 2012, 08:13:31 PM »
Spent ages reading through all this last night.  Really, really enjoyed it.  I love your sense of humour.

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« Reply #159 on: October 20, 2012, 08:33:34 AM »
It looks like you guys have the father thing all figured out! Thanks again for the lovely words. I'm running out of ways to say this but it means a lot that you all take the time to comment.  :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 30 - Distances"
« Reply #160 on: October 21, 2012, 12:03:06 AM »
Chapter 30 - Distances



On Sunday morning the Joneses get up early. They eat breakfast, plan their formal outfits, and then drive to Willowglen Amphitheatre for Ben and Lisa’s big day.



It’s a lovely spot for an outdoor wedding. I’ve added an arch, some seating, a buffet table, and a hidden toilet block to the lot for the guests.



The bride is one of the first Sims to arrive. I haven’t used that hairstyle before and I really like how Lisa pulls it off.



Savannah turns up early and dances with Alistair Pine. Shark Racket watches his wife with cold, cold resignation.



With the guests in place, it’s time for the ceremony. Or at least it will be after Magpie wipes that scowl off her face and Lolly stops lurching around like a zombie.



*shudder*



Eventually Lolly gets a seat and the lovebirds say their vows. Congratulations, Ben and Lisa Jones! Or to be more accurate, congratulations Benjamin Jones and Alisa Jones-Brown-Jones.



I love this picture – Lisa looks blissed out and entranced by her new husband, while Ben looks like he’s trying to remember how cake works.
   


“Hey Magpie, I like your jacket!”
“No you don’t, and false compliments aren’t endearing. Leave me alone.”
“Fat chance. I’d rather be insulted by you than listen to my mum complain about Lisa for the five thousandth time.”
“Hey, you can be sincere when you want to!”
“Shut up.”



Uh, Savannah? The ceremony’s over. You can stop throwing rice now.



“My eye! She got rice in my eye!”

She does this for hours. I think she just delights in wasting food.



Savannah’s effort aside, the party, as usual, is epic.

“Was it the wedding of your dreams, Lisa?”
“Actually, it was! You should wear shorts more often, babe.”



After the guests have headed home the newlyweds drive to the fire station. Ben’s co-workers have organised a surprise wedding present for the happy couple.



Tah-dah! The station's observatory has been turned into a honeymoon suite for the evening. Ben and Lisa spend their wedding night surrounded by candles and a view of Twinbrook’s rooftops. It’s a lovely location for the couple’s last night in the town.



The family spends one more day in Twinbrook to pack up their stuff and deal with unfinished business. Ben bids farewell to his faithful sidekicks…



… Lisa gets a makeover and insults her mother-in-law…



…and Tammie puts the final touches on a special design she’s been working on. It's a large family home with influences from modern Twinbrook architecture.



Caitlin dutifully attends her final day at Stary Community School. To my surprise, at the end of the day she's invited over by a certain Grumpy cousin.



“Thanks for inviting me, Mags! Does this mean we’re friends now?”
“No. But I know you’re skipping town tonight and I need to leave with you.”



“Wait, what?
“You heard me. The sooner I leave Twinbrook, the better.”
“But why? Won’t your parents worry about you?”
“*sigh* Just sit down and let me explain it.”



“This is a transcript of Shark Racket’s recent conversations from his mobile phone. If you have a look at Thursday’s recording, you can get an idea of the power vacuum suffered by Twinbrook's organised crime after the death of Alicia Jones. Normally this issue wouldn't concern me, but it's since become clear that my buffoon of a stepfather intends to take Alicia's place as Emperor of Evil. As you may have deduced from how easily I was able to tap his phone, Shark has no idea how to defend himself from competing crime lords, and it’s extremely likely that I, his legal daughter, could be kidnapped or worse to dissuade him from the position. Now do you see why I need to get out of this place?”
   


“But that’s awful! The Rackets are your family, Mags, surely they’ll protect you if that happens!”



“Do you think I’d be asking you this if they would? Shark and Savannah only care about Shark and Savannah. Please, Caitlin.”



Caitlin caves in. She and Magpie spin a story about scholarships and exchange programs, and since Caitlin’s always been quite well-behaved her parents have no reason not to trust her.



Magpie gives herself a makeover so she isn’t as easy to recognise, and with that, it’s time to leave Twinbrook behind forever.



See you in the next town!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 30 - Distances"
« Reply #161 on: October 21, 2012, 12:08:37 AM »
Wait, so Magpie's father is Marc Brandt? Congrats to the newlyweds! Can't wait for the next town.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 30 - Distances"
« Reply #162 on: October 21, 2012, 12:18:11 AM »
Jones-Brown-Jones. I think EA has a slight obsession with one certain surname.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 30 - Distances"
« Reply #163 on: October 21, 2012, 06:26:49 AM »
Very good update!  I usually play in Twinbrook but the thought never occurred to use the amphitheater for a wedding but it looks great!  I'll definitely follow suit in the future.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 30 - Distances"
« Reply #164 on: October 21, 2012, 08:02:15 AM »
I'm glad Magpie are going with them. I can't wait for the next town. ;D


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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 30 - Distances"
« Reply #166 on: October 21, 2012, 02:50:43 PM »
Great Update! Love the picture of Lisa insulting Tammie.  :)

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The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 30 - Distances"
« Reply #167 on: October 21, 2012, 05:34:22 PM »
Wonderful update...as usual...Ausette!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 30 - Distances"
« Reply #168 on: October 22, 2012, 03:51:14 AM »
Wait, so Magpie's father is Marc Brandt? Congrats to the newlyweds! Can't wait for the next town.

I still have to work it into the story, but yeah, the blue hair kind of gives it away. I picked him specifically for his Commitment Issues trait and the distinctive hair colour.

Jones-Brown-Jones. I think EA has a slight obsession with one certain surname.

Hey, it's a common name  :). There's a Jones family in Riverview too.

Very good update!  I usually play in Twinbrook but the thought never occurred to use the amphitheater for a wedding but it looks great!  I'll definitely follow suit in the future.

Thanks Odinsdottir! I love Willowglen Amphitheatre. It also makes a great performance park if you have Showtime, just make sure you don't forget to add toilets.

I'm glad Magpie are going with them. I can't wait for the next town. ;D

As soon as I started writing dialogue for her I knew I had to bring her along. I'm glad you approve.  ;D

I'm so excited to see where they are moving to next!

I always get excited for the moves! The change in environment goes a long way in keeping the game fresh and interesting for me.

Great Update! Love the picture of Lisa insulting Tammie.  :)

Thanks Corey. Lisa insults pretty much everyone, and it cracks me up every time.  :)

Wonderful update...as usual...Ausette!

Thank you, Jude.  :)

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« Reply #169 on: October 22, 2012, 05:20:40 AM »
Chapter 31 – Into the Sunset



Between the fog of the cities and the mists of the swamp, no Jones Sim has ever really felt the sun on their skin. That, my friends, is all about to change! Welcome to Sunset Valley, a town of families, gardens, and beaches. Lots and lots of beaches. In fact, that’s exactly where the new house is located.



The Joneses have moved into Swordfish Decks, the first home of the project built entirely from scratch. It has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a deck at the back leading down to the beach.



Here’s a view of the floor plan. Notable features include a large family room for entertaining, a private studio flat for Magpie, and two empty bedrooms for future family members to occupy. I think Tammie did a pretty good job on it.  ;)



Magpie immediately takes an interest in the pool table. One of the first wishes she has is to learn the Putt-Putt Gnome trick shot. In my experience most of the Sims who try that shot get a pool ball to the face, but let’s see how wily little Magpie handles it.



*CRACK*
OW!

Oh well, she had a pretty flat nose to start with anyway.
   


“Hello, young whippersnapper! Isn’t it a beautiful morning?”
“…?”

That's a great first impression to make on the neighbours, Ben. He drives to the station early to get acquainted with the Sunset Valley Fire Department.



Ben introduces himself to his new co-workers, two thirds of whom turn out to be attractive (if slightly sinister) young blonde women. Unfortunately for them, Ben's heart only has room for one attractive if slightly sinister young blonde woman.



Speaking of Lisa, her traits as a Young Adult are Star Quality, Hot-Headed, Artistic, Light Sleeper and Mean Spirited. Yikes! Her Lifetime Wish is Master of the Arts and she’s already filled half her Charisma, so it seems only natural for her to join the Music career.



She doesn’t stay at work for very long, though.



“Ben, I think I’m in labour!”
“OH HEAVENS! WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO?”



“Ha ha, you’re funny! Dance, fireman, dance!”
   
Yes, she’s clapping. I didn’t know Sims could do that during birth. Luckily, Ben calms down enough to take Lisa to the hospital.



A few hours later they head home with a boy called Courage.



Lisa, as you can see, is simply radiant with joy. I honestly don't know what her problem is - she doesn't dislike children and her mood is perfectly fine. Perhaps she doesn’t approve of Ben’s naming choice?



Whatever it is, it doesn’t stop her from trying for an eighth family member!



Courage is the first Jones to grow up in Sunset Valley, so I think it's time for a party! Luckily Lisa has tons of friends from playing guitar at the theatre.



She also invites Magpie and Caitlin’s friends from school. Caitlin seems particularly taken with Ethan and Arlo Bunch.



A heavily pregnant Lisa carries Courage to the cake to blow out his birthday candles.



Apart from Lisa’s bleach-blonde hair, I think Courage looks a lot like his daddy. He’s an Excitable Couch Potato who likes crepes, French music and spiceberry. Lisa and Ben are going back to work soon, so his grandparents are going to do most of the childcare and-



Oh. Maybe not.



“OH, THAT’S RIGHT, EVERYONE CROWD INTO THE BEDROOM. IT’S NOT LIKE THAT MAKES MY JOB HARDER OR ANYTHING.”



“Mum, no! I’m sorry I never wanted to talk to you, please don’t die!”



“You! How dare you take my mother away? She was only eighty-nine!”
“HEY, DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER, KID. SHE WAS OLD. I’M JUST DOING MY JOB.” 



“*sniff* But it’s just not fair!”
LIFE ISN’T FAIR, CAITLIN. BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS FAIR? THE AFTERLIFE. TAMARA JONES WILL GET EVERYTHING SHE DESERVES.”
“Is that supposed to be comforting?”
“YES. YOU’RE WELCOME.”



Rest in peace, Tammie Best-Jones. I was always amazed by how you managed to be neurotic and unflirty without being Neurotic and Unflirty. You were truly unique and I’ll miss you greatly.



“You sure know how to throw an awesome party! See you later.”

And as her final gift to the family, Tammie manages to die without ruining her grandson’s birthday party. Good on you, Tammie Jones.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 31 - Into the Sunset"
« Reply #170 on: October 22, 2012, 05:25:23 AM »
Oh, no.  I hoped we'd have Tammie for much, much longer.  She really was a sweet sim.  RIP.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 31 - Into the Sunset"
« Reply #171 on: October 22, 2012, 05:32:20 AM »
Whoa, you sure entered the Sunset Valley social scene with a bang! How happy were you to find out that Agnes and Maddie were Ben's new colleagues?

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« Reply #172 on: October 22, 2012, 05:51:51 AM »
Oh, no.  I hoped we'd have Tammie for much, much longer.  She really was a sweet sim.  RIP.

Me too.  :( I can only hope the next heir's spouse will be as fun.

Whoa, you sure entered the Sunset Valley social scene with a bang! How happy were you to find out that Agnes and Maddie were Ben's new colleagues?

I was very amused by the fire department, but to be honest I was kind of hoping Christopher Steel would be there. Can't you just imagine Mr Most Desirable Dynasty Spouse as a fireman?  :)

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« Reply #173 on: October 22, 2012, 02:15:31 PM »
:( Aw Tammie...so sad to see her go so soon. I hate it when they go that fast. It's always the ones you like the most, too.

I was very amused by the fire department, but to be honest I was kind of hoping Christopher Steel would be there. Can't you just imagine Mr Most Desirable Dynasty Spouse as a fireman?  :)

Oh dear, you had to stick that idea in my head. :P

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« Reply #174 on: October 22, 2012, 03:37:42 PM »
Mr. Steel is a daredevil, so he'd actually be a pretty darn good firefighter.

Agnes, probably not so much. :P

Anyways, Courage is a cute little guy. I'm hoping that the next one looks a little more like Lisa, for some variety.