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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 44 - Diamonds"
« Reply #275 on: November 25, 2012, 01:32:23 PM »
I'm going to break rank and say Libby and Barry. They're a very endearing couple--and it's nice to see a good-looking Keaton baby!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 44 - Diamonds"
« Reply #276 on: November 25, 2012, 03:23:17 PM »
Why not have both?? If not I say Liberty and Barry. I think it is time for the second born to be able to be the heir. The first horns have all been heirs so far.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 44 - Diamonds"
« Reply #277 on: November 25, 2012, 07:19:06 PM »
I'd like to see Courage and Kelley carry on. I love the Ursine babies and Courage is definitely a sweetie with that face. He reminds me of someone I know actually... :)

Does he really  :)? I love the Ursine girls as well, and Kelley is no exception.

O also would like to see Courage and Kelly continue. Their nooboos will be very interesting! :D

You're going to see nooboos whatever happens - I plan on taking both couples to the new town and then getting the spare couple pregnant before they move out.  :)

I'm going to break rank and say Libby and Barry. They're a very endearing couple--and it's nice to see a good-looking Keaton baby!

Yeah, I still can't get over how cute Barry is! He's one of the reasons I want to choose Liberty; when are we going to see such a nice Keaton boy again?

Why not have both?? If not I say Liberty and Barry. I think it is time for the second born to be able to be the heir. The first horns have all been heirs so far.

I would love to play both, but the house doesn't have enough room.  :( Even if I kicked out the extra Sims they could only have one or two kids each.

I agree with you about the second born thing, and we also haven't had a female heir for a while. Plus Liberty has such a nice blend of her parents' features...

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 44 - Diamonds"
« Reply #278 on: November 26, 2012, 01:35:25 AM »
Ok I change vote to Barry and Libby! You are right he is too cute. ;) As long as I can see the nooboos I'm happy :P

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 44 - Diamonds"
« Reply #279 on: November 26, 2012, 07:38:49 AM »
I'm voting for Barry and Liberty. They're just such a cute couple!  :)

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« Reply #280 on: November 26, 2012, 07:53:43 AM »
It looks like have a majority!  ;D  I'll see if I can play a bit tomorrow. I'm looking for work at the moment so it may take a while to get the next chapter organised.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 44 - Diamonds"
« Reply #281 on: November 26, 2012, 12:04:54 PM »
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“Help us! We can’t get out of this intricate labyrinth of flimsy wicker chairs!”

Haha, this was my favorite part this time! ;D  And I know I'm late for the vote, but I would choose Barry and Libby also!



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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 44 - Diamonds"
« Reply #282 on: November 26, 2012, 02:11:45 PM »
Discovered and caught up with this story over a few days! I just love the humor you inject into your stories. Alicia is probably my favorite overall. From her outfits to the fact that she was always arrested during birthdays (and maybe a few weddings? I forget), she really kept me laughing. And if I'm not too late, I nominate Liberty and Barry for the next couple. They seem adorable and sweet!

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« Reply #283 on: November 28, 2012, 07:33:41 PM »
Haha, this was my favorite part this time! ;D  And I know I'm late for the vote, but I would choose Barry and Libby also!

Thanks Silverbella! You actually weren't too late, I've only just played the start of the next world. Shows how far behind I'm getting. :P

Discovered and caught up with this story over a few days! I just love the humor you inject into your stories. Alicia is probably my favorite overall. From her outfits to the fact that she was always arrested during birthdays (and maybe a few weddings? I forget), she really kept me laughing. And if I'm not too late, I nominate Liberty and Barry for the next couple. They seem adorable and sweet!

Thanks heaps ilovebakedgoods, welcome to the thread! It's a good thing you nominated Barry and Liberty, because I've just played a week of them in the new town.  :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 45 - To the Sky"
« Reply #284 on: November 28, 2012, 11:28:07 PM »
Chapter 45 – To the Sky



So continue the adventures of our slacker of a maid. He keeps carting around trays of drinks with that suspiciously out-of-it facial expression. One could argue that’s he’s cleaning up the mess left by the Joneses, but I know better. Shame on you, cornrows-guy-whose-name-I-can't remember!



Magpie gets a call from city hall on Saturday afternoon. To her horror, there’s a ceremony in honour of her deeds as a Private Investigator. That job was supposed to be secret! Who’s responsible for this?!



Hmm, Lisa Bunch is looking suspiciously smug.



“Can I have a word with you, Miss Bunch? It seems a little strange you’d attend an event for the woman who broke up your relationship.”



“Does it really? I’m actually pretty interested in private investigation. In fact, I’ve done a little investigation on you. Why have you and VJ both booked plane tickets to Twinbrook?”
“Oh for heaven’s sake, can anyone learn to hack these days?”
“Stop ignoring my question! Why are you going to Twinbrook, Magpie?”
“That’s strictly between me and VJ. Go home, Lisa.”



“No I won’t! I know you’re having a romantic holiday with my VJ, you tart!”
“…I beg your pardon?”
“Don’t lie to me! You’ve stolen my boyfriend and now you’re spending all his money on fancy coats and holidays!  Oh, I’m going to give you SO much trouble when you get back to Sunset Valley. I have ways to get your private information, you know.”
“VJ used his birthday as his password again, didn’t he?”
“NO! Shut up!”



Meanwhile, Liberty goes to the dresser to choose her outfit for her wedding. After a few minutes CAS still hasn’t opened, so I scroll over to the bedroom and find her standing around while Kelley hogs the mirror! Seriously, who checks themselves out in their PJs? (Okay, I do sometimes. But I have some very cute pyjamas.)



Do you like the dress? I bought it especially for Liberty. It’s hard to shop for outfits when your Sims can’t try them on first, but it's worth it when you get something so pretty.



Liberty is the first of the household to wake on Sunday morning. Even though the wedding hasn’t been officially announced yet, both she and Barry pop up wish to marry that very morning. They’re ready for this.



The beautiful Maywood Glen is picked as the venue for the wedding. The guests get up bright and early so they can arrive at nine in the morning.



The father of the bride is happy to dance around in his skeleton jumpsuit. I love that outfit so much I almost don't care about the anatomical inaccuracies. Hey, for all I know Sims actually do have kneecaps in their elbows!



“Uh, Mum…  this is Liberty’s wedding, right? You didn’t split with Dad and find a new husband without my knowledge?”
“Of course not, Elvin! What on Earth gave you that idea?”

Whoops, it looks like I forgot to change Caitlin’s formalwear back before she moved out. Pretend she’s wearing a little green cocktail dress, OK?



Dress code issues aside, Barry and Libby have one of the prettiest weddings I think I've ever hosted. Everyone sits where they’re meant to and they all bawl their eyes out with joy.



Congratulations, Barry and Liberty Jones!

Oh wait, Barry gets to keep his surname now. Hey, Barry Keaton is A-OK with me.



I’m not sure what’s going on here, but they look like they’re having fun.



After the wedding, the family arrives at home relaxed and content. The parents and siblings start packing up the house while Barry and Liberty go on a quick honeymoon.



They decide to go rustic and have a campout on the beach. The strip of coastline near the Wolff house is perfectly sheltered and romantic.



Meanwhile, Magpie sneaks out to visit a friend.



“Hey Mags! It’s so good to see you before the move! Make sure you send me lots of emails, OK?”
“About that. Caitlin, I’m not going with the Joneses this time. I’m going to Twinbrook with an accomplice.”
What? Is it safe to go home now or something?”



“Far from it, but I’ve been ignoring my ties to the town for long enough.”
“What does that mean?”
“It means I’m going to undermine the criminal world in Twinbrook once and for all.”



How? Are you going to hack them to their knees?”
“Actually, it’s completely within the law this time. Law enforcement officials have the authority to raid criminal hideouts. VJ just needed a reference from the military and they put him halfway up the police career track.”
“And you?”
“I’ll be going along to supervise and make sure he builds the right skills.”
“But aren’t you afraid someone will recognise you?”
“Not if I pose as VJ’s reclusive sister. I’ve changed my name to Margaret Alvi and I already have blue hair, so all I have to do is get a tan and no one will know better.”
“If you say so…”



“Don’t patronise me, Caitlin. If anyone should belive in me, it's you.”
“I’m not doubting you Magpie, I just don’t know if what you're trying to do is possible!”
“Trust me. I’ve grown up with these sorts of people and I know the way they think. I’m going.”



“Well, will we ever see you again?”
“Hopefully not. You’ve already taken enough risks for me.”



“All those risks were worth it to get you out of Twinbrook safely. Give me a call when you find your way out again. I love you, cuz.”
“…I love you too.”

And that’s the last of Magpie we’ll be seeing for a while.



See you later, Sunset. Where the Joneses are headed, the skies are even more magnificent.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 45 - To the Sky"
« Reply #285 on: November 28, 2012, 11:45:51 PM »
Aw, Magpie and Caitlin finally get along. Maybe.

Congrats to Barry and Liberty!

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The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 45 - To the Sky"
« Reply #286 on: November 29, 2012, 12:05:14 AM »
 "...kneecaps in their elbows..."had me giggling so hard my cats thought I was playing with them.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 45 - To the Sky"
« Reply #287 on: November 29, 2012, 12:32:00 AM »
Such a gorgeous wedding Ausette!  Aside from the wardrobe mishap your lunatics seemed very well behaved!  I loved that you caught VJ crying during the ceremony ;D

Congratulations Barry and Libby!

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« Reply #288 on: November 29, 2012, 02:44:17 AM »
What a fantastic way to wrap up Sunset Valley! That bit with Lisa was hilarious. It's a good thing she doesn't know what's really going on. Good luck to VJ and Magpie...it sounds like they're going to need it.

Elvin turned into a little cutie!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 45 - To the Sky"
« Reply #289 on: November 29, 2012, 03:32:00 AM »
Congratulations, Barry and Liberty! I loved their little honeymoon! So sweet!

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« Reply #290 on: November 29, 2012, 12:06:43 PM »
Congrats to the newlyweds! The wedding was beautiful. I hope we see Magpie again! :)

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« Reply #291 on: November 29, 2012, 08:59:56 PM »
Aw, Magpie and Caitlin finally get along. Maybe.

Congrats to Barry and Liberty!

Thanks Trip  :). Caitlin and Magpie clash a bit, but they're actually fairly close. It's cute.

"...kneecaps in their elbows..."had me giggling so hard my cats thought I was playing with them.

That sounds delightful! :D I should probably apologise but I can't bring myself to feel guilty over that.

Such a gorgeous wedding Ausette!  Aside from the wardrobe mishap your lunatics seemed very well behaved!  I loved that you caught VJ crying during the ceremony ;D

Congratulations Barry and Libby!

They were very well-behaved, weren't they! Lol, I didn't even notice VJ crying, that's hilarious.  ;D

What a fantastic way to wrap up Sunset Valley! That bit with Lisa was hilarious. It's a good thing she doesn't know what's really going on. Good luck to VJ and Magpie...it sounds like they're going to need it.

Elvin turned into a little cutie!

Thanks Raia! I was totally not expecting the city hall ceremony and had heaps of fun working it into the storyline. Ooh, and you've reminded me to post that close-up of Elvin as a teen! I'll get to that.

Congratulations, Barry and Liberty! I loved their little honeymoon! So sweet!

Thanks Roxanne! I've decided to make it a traition that my Sims get honeymoons/wedding nights. It's fun thinking up new locations.

Congrats to the newlyweds! The wedding was beautiful. I hope we see Magpie again! :)

Thanks Louise! I hope we see her too. At the moment I'm still trying to decide how to work her back into the story later on.



Here's the picture of Elvin that I promised you all a while ago:



By the look of it he has Tammie's hair, Caitlin's eyes and jaw, and Arlo's everything else. I think he turned out cute!

Also, I'd love to post a chapter today but my game is crashing repeatedly. I've uninstalled some premium content so hopefully that will help.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 45 - To the Sky"
« Reply #292 on: November 30, 2012, 05:01:45 AM »
He is really cute! I hope your game behave. :)

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« Reply #293 on: November 30, 2012, 08:57:47 PM »
Oh, and because of you, I'll never be able to un-see those kneecap elbows!

Elvin's adorable. You'd almost never think that he was a child of Arlo.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 45 - To the Sky"
« Reply #294 on: December 01, 2012, 11:32:53 PM »
He is really cute! I hope your game behave. :)

Thanks Louise, fingers crossed.  :)

Oh, and because of you, I'll never be able to un-see those kneecap elbows!

Elvin's adorable. You'd almost never think that he was a child of Arlo.

Ha, my pleasure ;D. You will all share my pain.

The funny thing about Elvin is that he got Arlo's most distinctive feature (the nose) and it looks completely different on him. I think Caitlin's pretty eyes and round jaw soften it somewhat.

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« Reply #295 on: December 02, 2012, 04:15:30 AM »
Chapter 46 – Bubs and Bubbles



Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to welcome the Joneses and their readers to Lunar Lakes. It's so pretty! I bought it on sale a few weeks ago and just had to work it into the town roster. This is actually the first time I’ve played Sims in this world apart from when I playtested some buildings, including the new house for the generation.




This ugly thing is Pod Hog, a futuristic living compartment with six bedrooms and five bathrooms. I’m actually really excited that I’ve built homes from scratch for two generations now. I could never build big family houses before I played this family.



We also have the futuristic MultiTab to play with! Now Hope can learn her Guitar skill twice as fast once we figure out how to make it work.



Remember how the last maid was a slacker? Well, this one’s just chatty. He stops work to talk with everyone in the household, especially Hope. Ben's planning on making a lot of the appliances self-cleaning, but still!



Ben doesn’t have to work anymore because I didn’t build a fire station the low concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere prevents large fires from occurring, so now he spends his free time working on the Marathon Runner skill challenge. I never thought I'd say this, but I kind of miss him "I'm a Firefighter"-ing everone.



Liberty makes some potions and helps Barry max his logic skill. He’s as ready as he’ll ever be for the Lunar Lakes chess tournaments.



Even with Magpie gone, the house is getting a bit overcrowded. It’s time for Courage and Kelley to move out and start a family of their own. Hope stays with the main household though, because what would the Joneses be without superfluous female relatives?



Sundays are rather boring and the Joneses need to meet people, so at dusk the rest of the family drives to a nightclub in Lisa’s tour bus.



Yes, Lunar Lakes has a club now! I went on a building spree and turned Natatorium Pool into a poolside club. The family members make themselves right at home.



“Tights under swimsuits? Now I’ve seen everything.”
“Oh, you must be new here! This look is all the rage on this planet. The tights protect your legs from the sand and the bathing suit shows off your figure. You should try it.”
“No way. Although I’ll be interested to hear how you use the toilet in that getup.”



“Hope, I have to EAT at this table! I can’t do that if your great big dirty feet are dancing on it!”
“Lighten up, Libby! Where’s your sense of fun?”
“I think it’d be better to ask about your sense of respect. What you’re doing is unhygienic and inconvenient for the diners. Barry, get over here and back me up! Barry?”



“Wheeee, it’s a bubble! Bubble bubble bubble!”

Aaaaand crash to desktop. Maybe I should have played Lunar Lakes more before the move. This isn’t going to be a pattern, is it?



When I start up the game again, Barry goes straight for the bubble blower. It's almost as if he remembers his time at the club. In any case we’ll be having a quiet night in this time.



Well, not that quiet.



Liberty goes into labour just after she visits the spa. I probably shouldn’t have bought her that expensive deep tissue massage.



Luckily the hospital isn’t too far down the road. Barry meets up with Liberty just in time for the birth of Amanda Jones (who from now on shall be simply known as “Mandy”).



Here’s a close-up of Mandy for all those nooboo photo lovers out there. Consider it compensation for rushing through the baby/toddler years like I always do.



Barry makes an adorable dad. He does everything autonomously – playing, changing, feeding, you name it. He even brings Mandy to the living room to watch cooking shows with him.



Barry pops a wish to woohoo with Liberty again, so I take this as an invitation to have them try for another baby. I'm sure that was his intention anyway.



Soon it’s time for a double birthday party. First up is Barry, who’s aging into an Adult. Seems strange that he’s already middle aged, doesn’t it?



“So how does that midlife crisis feel, old man?”
“You’ll find out soon enough.”
“Hey! I’ll have you know I’m still ten days to adult!”
“Sorry Kelley, we’ve all seen your life bar. Everyone knows I’m only a day older than you.”
Hrmph.



The other birthday is of course Mandy’s. The family gnomes come out to celebrate.



And here's little Mandy as a toddler, looking very much like her mother but with Ben’s colouration. Mandy’s traits are Athletic and Light Sleeper and she likes pop music, veggie rolls and the colour lime. Tune in next time to meet her new brother or sister!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 46 - Bubs and Bubbles"
« Reply #296 on: December 02, 2012, 05:14:02 AM »
Aww, super-cuteness! I was hoping that Barry would make a good daddy. Good luck to Ben on his skill challenge. Isn't that supposed to extend the lifespan a touch...? I don't want to see Ben go anytime soon. :(

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« Reply #297 on: December 02, 2012, 08:21:35 AM »
Aww... Mandy is a cutie! Great update. ;D

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« Reply #298 on: December 02, 2012, 08:35:59 AM »
Mandy is so cute! What is up with the maid's hair color?! Great update!

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« Reply #299 on: December 02, 2012, 01:03:24 PM »
I knew it! I knew the Joneses were heading to Lunar Lakes! I've seen the skies there!  ;)

Fingers crossed for no more crashes. I'm actually playing a long-term game in Lunar Lakes, and I'm not having any problems so far. Have you considered using a crash analyzer to find out what's wrong? ( that is, if the crashing hasn't stopped )

And a big welcome to Mandy!