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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 72 - I Scream" (double update)
« Reply #625 on: November 23, 2016, 11:21:58 PM »
Thanks so much for commenting, Beezy! Really glad you enjoyed the chapter. :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 73 - One More Wedding"
« Reply #626 on: November 23, 2016, 11:40:52 PM »
Chapter 73 – One More Wedding



With all the new couples in the house poor Joaquin has to sleep in the kids’ room. Sorry Jo. At least you match the décor.



I wouldn’t want the company, though.



Huh, and apparently neither does Joaquin.

“Eww! You’re old enough to be my grandpa!”
“But I merely said I liked your hair?”
“That’s a Flirt option and you know it, Joaquin!”



Speaking of romance, Travis and Angelia are just as lovey-dovey as ever. They pop wishes to kiss and/or Woohoo each other several times a day. I still can’t believe how compatible these two are.



When Travis becomes an elder at Peony’s hen’s night, Angelia’s cheering right along.



Alas, the town’s one Evil bachelor missed his chance to woo the girls. He’s invited to the party, but not even a kilt and cobbler will change their minds.



Kory and Marian are cute as always, dancing until well after sunrise.



And they’re not the only ones to keep the party alive.

“Err, good morning? Why are the dancers still here?”
“Peony hired them for the whole weekend. Something about having insubordinates?”



“…I don’t think I’m comfortable working in this environment.”



“Marigold! If you don’t like my PJs there are easier ways to tell me!”



“It’s been over 24 hours! Peony, what did you DO?”

Not even Joaquin’s adult birthday can snap the dancers from their trance. Teddy gets straight back to dancing after ice cream and Albert isn’t interrupted at all.



“Help… me…”
“Sorry, can’t hear you over the deep fryer”

They finally leave at five in the morning, just before the wedding. That’s a day and a half of dancing. I’m surprised they didn’t spontaneously combust.



The big day has finally arrived! Tristan and Peony decide to rent the beach for their ceremony.



“Hmm, on second thoughts you’re in very good shape for your age.”

Peony! You were doing so well! Oh well, at least the groom didn’t see.



With Joaquin out of the way, the happy couple head to the arch…



…And have the best ceremony two Technophobes could hope for.



“Ah, such a lovely day to be outdoors in my pyjamas.”

Uh, Angelia? You might want to turn around.



“…I’m not making a mistake, am I?”



Rowl! Tristan is MINE, ALL MINE!”



“You know what? I AM pretty lucky.”



That you are. Congratulations, Tristan and Peony Jones!



Don’t make that face at me, Carlo. You and your chest hair missed your chance.



The happy couple spend the first night of their married lives (and the last night in Appaloosa Plains) camped out on the beach and then watching the sunrise together.



Some final goodbyes later…



And the Joneses say goodbye to Appaloosa Plains. It was a great little town for my perfect couple to raise their imperfect family. Next up, tune in for the FINAL TOWN of the Joneses’ Random Town Jump!



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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 74 - Something Blue"
« Reply #627 on: November 25, 2016, 12:19:51 AM »
Chapter 74 – Something Blue



Welcome everyone to the beautiful island nation of Sunlit Tides! Is there any better way to end a long challenge? I think we’ll all feel like a holiday when this is done.




And welcome to Cuttlefish Corner, the final house for the Jones town jump. With five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, it should have plenty of room to house the next generation.



Tristan promptly joins the political career and heads out to the club to chat up the local voters.



The townies don’t seem to be out, but at least he can talk to the unfortunately named Irma Bull here.



Peony meanwhile is thrilled to be part of the town’s volcano-based crime ring. She and Marigold will no doubt have a glorious empire together.



With the heir settled in, it’s time for Marigold to get her own place with Ben. Normally I’d have her get married and Try For a Baby before doing so, but this generation will be slightly different; I’ve finally taken the plunge and installed a few NRAAS mods. With Story Progression underway she might have the guts to do things herself!



Whoa, that was quick! Hopefully some little cousins will be on the way soon.

Not to mention some other perks of importing story progression:



THE MAID IS BLUE, REPEAT, THE MAID IS BLUE

This is amazing! Why haven’t I modded before? I love it so much already!



Oh my gosh that’s perfect. She’s a maid, he’s a neat freak, they’re both blue, this HAS to happen.

That’s it Joaquin, you’re taking the day off work. Go get her!



“…And that’s why maintaining bathroom grout is an art.”
“Oh my gosh, that’s so true!”

It looks like Kristen here is Artistic, a Schmoozer, Neat, and a Bookworm. And just like that, they’re head over heels for each other. It feels like love at first sight.



“Yay, Joaquin’s found someone new! Hooray for love!”

Great, cause she’s moving in! Can’t risk letting this one get away.



“Hey wait a minute, does this mean I’ll have to scrub my own counters from now on?”

Oh don’t worry, we’ll still have a maid. See, the company sent us a troll doll!



(Did I mention I love these mods?)



Getting back to our happy couple, their first kiss satisfied FOUR wishes. They’re crazy about each other. So it only seemed appropriate to immediately take the next step.



“Oh Kristen, I know we only met a day ago but-“
“YES, Joaquin, yes! Let’s have squeaky clean blueboos together!”

I’m so excited for these two that I just have to throw a wedding the following day.



“Kristen, you look beautiful!”
“Hands where I can see ‘em, buddy.”



Congratulations, Joaquin and Kristen Donahue! What a truly lovely couple they make.



“Hey, how come these two losers get a wedding and I have to get married offscreen?”

Sorry Marigold; it’s important to get your Watcher invested in these things.



You know, there’s not enough respect for these two right now. Ashley Starr had the NERVE to wear white to the wedding. Scandalous!



And the less said about Ricardo, the better.



With their marriage consummated and a baby on the way, Kristen and Joaquin move out to start a new life together.

Whew! What a ride! Now where was I with the actual family?



“You… you forgot my birthday.”

Oh no. Oh Angelia, I’m so sorry :( . Is there anything I can do to make it up to you?

“Well… I do have this one wish…”

Ah. Now that’s something I can do.



Grandbabies here we come!

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 74 - Something Blue"
« Reply #628 on: November 26, 2016, 10:58:28 AM »
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“Please please please can I eat my ice cream? I want to live just a bit longer!”
“I’M NOT COMPLETELY SURE THOSE THINGS ARE COMPATIBLE.”
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Loved Joaquin and Kristen.  Blue love! ;D

And I hope Angelia sticks around until the end, although it doesn't seem too likely  :(.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 74 - Something Blue"
« Reply #629 on: November 26, 2016, 03:29:32 PM »
It's pretty hard to make Town Jumps fun without Story Progression. I like how it generates sims, though it backfired once when I was trying out a "realistic" save. Drawing from my library, everyone is a vampire and/or kind of blue or green. :D

I can't believe it's the last town! But I kind of can. It's been a long and great journey.
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 74 - Something Blue"
« Reply #630 on: November 29, 2016, 07:39:44 PM »
Thank you guys so much for commenting. I know it probably doesn't feel like much but it really means a lot that people are still reading and enjoying this story. :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 75 - Youth"
« Reply #631 on: November 29, 2016, 08:03:35 PM »
Chapter 75 – Youth



Aww, I still love Travis and Angelia together. High school sweethearts and still as in love as ever.



Look at them autonomously exercising together! How cute is that?



And after sparring, they go to the bistro for some Chinese food and reminiscence.

OK, I’ll stop with the Travis and Angelia spam now. We have some important news:



A very stinky Peony is pregnant! Hopefully Tristan stops hating children long enough to feed his kid occasionally.



“We’re having a baby!”
“WHAT? I thought I said no kids!”
“Err… It must be the new mods? Yes, that’s it.”



“Oh NO. What have we done?!”

Well Tristan’s not going to be very supportive. Perhaps Peony can connect with other expectant mothers?



“How DARE you steal my maternity dress?!”
“B-but I was pregnant first!”
“That dress was designed for ME! ME, you genie-loving FOOL!”

Oh dear. Luckily, there’s another pregnant woman in town…



“Your child is growing strong, sister.”
“I know right? Hopefully she’s easier to raise than we were!”



Peony soon goes into labour…



And despite the five million apples she ate, she has a girl. I spaced out on thinking of a girl name so she’s called Volcania Jones after Peony’s workplace. Sorry kid.

“But I wished for a son! What is this nonsense?”



“Tristan! Would you care for some absolutely non-procreational Woohoo?”
“As long as those mods are fixed, sure!”



Strangely, Tristan spends the next day autonomously reading a pregnancy book.

“Was there a Risky Woohoo module, perhaps? How could we be so careless?”



“Sigh… I guess Daddy’s Little Accident is here to stay.”



Tristan spends that night campaigning at a local party. Or at least that’s what he’s meant to be doing.

“Wheee! I got you! That means you have to vote for me!”
“Hahaha! Not fair!”



“Yay, happy birthday!”

Wait a second, Volcania’s not due to grow up for another day. Whose birthday is it?



“Mine!”

TRAVIS! Did you autonomously drink a Young Again potion? HOW? Remind me to never to play an actual challenge; you guys are WAY too sneaky.



“It was an accident, I swear!”

I don’t believe you. And there’s no way I’m wasting time recreating your original wardrobe. Commence the makeover of SHAME.



“But this is ridiculous!”

GOOD. Do you have any idea what you could have done? If this was a challenge you’d have ruined us all! If this wasn’t the last generation you could have taken up a spot for a great-grandchild! This is the least of what you deserve.



At least Angelia doesn’t seem to mind.



And hey, he’ll make an excellent clown for Volcania’s birthday!

“I hate everything.”



Tristan, there’s a cake downstairs.

“This is fine. She won’t remember it anyway.”



Well, Volcania’s a toddler everyone. She has Angelia’s blonde hair (yay!) and Peony's entire face (less yay). Her traits are Athletic and Artistic.



Aww, Tristan’s popped a wish to potty-train Volcania. Maybe he’s not such a child-hater after all.

“Big girls use the potty, Volcania. Daddy doesn’t want to change a nappy ever again.”



Yeah, good luck with that mate.

“My son! He’s arrived!”



“Ah, my little Apollo. How perfect you are.”

Oh wow, baby Apollo is an Evil Couch Potato. No wonder Peony’s so thrilled.



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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 75 - Youth"
« Reply #632 on: November 30, 2016, 09:39:16 AM »
Ha. I know that sneaking Young Again potions into drinks is a tried and true (if less than reliable) way to secure DecaDynasty spouses if your town has just filled with elders. Otherwise I wouldn't believe you. :D

OMG what a way to usher in the beginning of the end though.

Here's to hoping for an even genetic blend from Apollo. And no more of Story Progression's funny "gender balancing" (I once got a town of just boys until I decided to put an end to it. Pffft, balance.)
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 75 - Youth"
« Reply #633 on: December 02, 2016, 02:11:18 PM »
Travis, How could you?!  But the Makeover of Shame is wonderful :)

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« Reply #634 on: December 05, 2016, 10:15:12 PM »
Ha. I know that sneaking Young Again potions into drinks is a tried and true (if less than reliable) way to secure DecaDynasty spouses if your town has just filled with elders. Otherwise I wouldn't believe you. :D

OMG what a way to usher in the beginning of the end though.

Here's to hoping for an even genetic blend from Apollo. And no more of Story Progression's funny "gender balancing" (I once got a town of just boys until I decided to put an end to it. Pffft, balance.)

See, I didn't even know they could spike drinks autonomously! It took me completely by surprise.

I already know what Apollo looks like but I'll keep you in suspense for now ;)

Travis, How could you?!  But the Makeover of Shame is wonderful :)

Haha, glad you liked it! I felt a bit guilty in retrospect but I was rather miffed with him at the time. :P



Just popping in to give a quick update - I've played ahead and I finished the Jones town jump! I can't believe it! I just have to play the epilogue and then write up the final chapters and summaries. I'm not quite sure how to end it (how does one wrap up a four year long project?) but I'm incredibly excited to move this to the Completed Stories board when it's time.  :D

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 75 - Youth"
« Reply #635 on: December 06, 2016, 01:42:06 PM »
Congratulations!  ;D

My longest for a completed story was the 4x4, at just over a year.  Given how satisfying that was, I can only imagine what the end of a four-year game feels like.  (Although I may find out if/when I finish the Household Skills  :P)

It's been a fun journey :D.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 75 - Youth"
« Reply #636 on: December 07, 2016, 01:47:32 AM »
Thanks hazelnut! ^_^ It's already a weight off my shoulders. Looking forward to playing other Sims without guilt, haha!

Best of luck with Household Skills, I know you'll get there eventually :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 75 - Youth"
« Reply #637 on: December 07, 2016, 04:53:21 PM »
Thanks :).  I'd do better if I didn't keep getting distracted by shorter projects :P.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 75 - Youth"
« Reply #638 on: December 11, 2016, 11:47:19 AM »
Wow, congrats on the finish! Now get to writing ;-) lol But, seriously, congratulations. I can't imagine the feelings you must have right now!
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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 75 - Youth"
« Reply #639 on: December 11, 2016, 12:14:22 PM »
Volcania is such a great name! I love her hair color. I didn't know sims could drink the Young Again potion on their own, man! I need to put it in the household inventory from now on in case mine get any bright ideas.

Congrats on finishing!

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« Reply #640 on: December 11, 2016, 09:34:51 PM »
Thanks :).  I'd do better if I didn't keep getting distracted by shorter projects :P.

Haha, I know what that's like! I'm already planning out a future story. ;)

Wow, congrats on the finish! Now get to writing ;-) lol But, seriously, congratulations. I can't imagine the feelings you must have right now!

I'm trying, I promise! It's hard to cram everything in. Might have to drop a final triple-update on you guys ;)

Volcania is such a great name! I love her hair color. I didn't know sims could drink the Young Again potion on their own, man! I need to put it in the household inventory from now on in case mine get any bright ideas.

Congrats on finishing!

Thanks Beezy! I love Volcania's hair too. Was really hoping one of the kids would get Angelia's hair. I'm not sure if Sims can use potions unless they have the Unlucky trait but it's definitely worth being cautious.



New chapter will hopefully be up sometime today! The rest of this generation is somewhat rushed (there were TONS of birthdays this time around) so I might even post up to Volcania's YA birthday today. :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 75 - DONE!" (triple update)
« Reply #641 on: December 12, 2016, 01:26:56 AM »
Chapter 76: Done!



Oh look, Stella’s out for the first time since the move.

“Stella returns! Where is her handsome genie man?”



“Joaquin? Where are you?”

Stella, he left. He has a baby now.

“He… left…?”

Yes, Stella. Joaquin moved on. I’m sorry.



“Stella eagerly awaits his return!”

And she stays on his bed all night. Sigh.



Meanwhile, Tristan pops a wish to teach Volcania how to talk.

“Sigh… I guess it’s for the best that you’re not an only child. Siblings are important, theoretically.”



“Ugh, I guess you have to learn to walk too. The sooner you can get your own snacks, the better.”



“You know… as much as I hate being around you, you’re actually a pretty good kid.”

And that’s how child-hating Tristan taught Volcania all her skills and wound up being her best friend. Turns out he’s not a bad dad after all.



Peony, meanwhile, definitely favours her son. She plays with Apollo autonomously but wants to steal her other kid’s candy.



Whereas Auntie Marigold is an equal opportunity theif.

“Marigold! How could you?”
“Hey, it’s just a lolly! Stop making it such a big deal!”



Tristan decides to throw a fundraiser to double as Apollo’s birthday. While Marigold entertains the guests, Peony takes the baby to the cake.



Peony! How many times do I need to tell you people, there is a cake downstairs!




Apollo grows up to be a somewhat fairer clone of his dad. Don’t let that cute little face fool you; he’s Evil from head to toe.



Pure. Evil.



This time Peony insists on teaching toddler skills.

“Arise, my son! This is but your first step in our glorious empire together!”



Argh Tristan! You have wasted so many cakes! At least they actually left the nursery this time.



Little Volcania becomes a Light Sleeper, which is one of Tristan’s traits. Looks like she’s hoping for common ground with her favourite parent.



Speaking of Tristan, it looks like that cake’s not a total waste.



“Tristan, I’m pregnant again!”
“…I think I’m having a midlife crisis.”





Welcome, Valkyrie “Kyrie” Jones! This family just keeps getting bigger. It’s not long before we have yet another birthday party in the house.



Why hello, what’s this? TWO blueboos? The blonde one is Joaquin’s son Ari, but the other boy is apparently Tomas Hale. He must be descended from one of the local ghosts.



And it looks like he’s crazy rich! Volcania should definitely keep an eye on this one.



And at long last, one of the children finally makes it to the cake.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 75 - Youth"
« Reply #642 on: December 12, 2016, 01:27:40 AM »



Like his mother before him, Apollo gains the Perceptive trait. He’s definitely Mummy’s little evil genius.



“Congrats on the birthday, kiddo. Wanna play tag?”

Awww, he did this autonomously. Such a good child-hating dad.



“I agree. More babies!”

Hey, why not? Your parents want five grandkids so I guess this move makes sense.



Kyrie ages up during the fuss (again, alone in her room). She’s Disciplined and Hates the Outdoors. Good thing the family’s been into Martial Arts so much recently.



Apollo quickly takes to the mad scientist route his mother has laid out for him.



Angelia meanwhile spends a lot of her time in quiet contemplation. She’s approaching a hundred days old and we’re all starting to worry about her.



But there’s no time for that, it’s Volcania’s birthday!





Volcania grows up well and becomes Unflirty. I’m pretty sure she’s the ideal daughter right now – sporty, artistic, knows how to cook, and doesn’t get in trouble with boys. And yet where is her mother during all of this?



Upstairs scheming with Marigold. Can’t you make an appearance for your eldest’s birthday?



“Tristan! Stop the party!”

Oh dear. Knowing Peony, she timed this deliberately.



And a thoroughly uninterested Peony gives birth to her fourth child, a boy named Dante.

“I don’t like this one. There’s something a bit off about him.”



As usual, Tristan is forced to take care of childcare. But that shouldn’t be too hard because for some reason, he sometimes doesn’t get the “Around Kids” moodlet! How strange is that? He’s by far the best child-hating parent I’ve ever played.



“Thanks for helping me, Dad. I wish Mum paid more attention to me.”
“Oh, darling. You know your mother loves you very much.”



“Who hung this painting here? It’s terrible!”

That’s your daughter’s painting, Peony. Poor Volcania. I think it’s time for her to make some friends.



And Tomas here has grown up very nicely. Let’s hope they get along.



“I love sports too! And I can’t believe our parents work together!”
“I’m literally named for their workplace, Tom.”

We have attraction! This should be great! We’ll have them stay friends for now. Volcania’s Unflirty, so she’d probably be really uncomfortable if he moves too fast.



“Kiss me, Volcania!”
“Tee hee, OK!”

Whoa! Look who has the Inappropriate trait! I guess they’re a couple now. That simplifies things.



“Unflirty”. Sure.





Look who else is becoming a teenager! He really is a clone of his dad. Apollo becomes a Workaholic, well-equipped to handle the rigors of managing his mother’s empire.



“Yes, very good. Your logic skills will far outrank my own. Now mix Mummy a Young Again potion.”
“Apparently those are banned now.”
“Drat!”



Apollo has one of the shortest attention spans I’ve ever seen a Sim have, by the way. He can’t have a single conversation without complaining about being bored.



“Who is this handsome young thing in my genie man’s bed?”

Stay away from the underage boy, Stella.


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« Reply #643 on: December 12, 2016, 01:28:24 AM »





And Dante grows up to be another clone of Tristan, this time with Angelia’s colouring. And that’s not the only thing he inherited from his grandma – in addition to hating the outdoors, little Dante has the Good trait! That should shake things up a little



Yeah Volcania, you’re super Unflirty. I totally believe you.



Completely Unflirty. Basically asexual.



“Volcania, I thought you weren’t that kind of girl.”
“I’m not, Dad! Mrrph!”





Kyrie also grows up and gains a new trait: Mooch. Nothing particularly exciting, but I do appreciate that she’s the only kid so far with a mix of her parents’ features. It’s hard to see, but I think she has Tristan’s eyes and maaaaaaybe his jawline.



Tristan, meanwhile, becomes Leader of the Free World and immediately wishes to learn the writing skill. Time to write a memoir I guess.



“I hate technology!”

Hey, YOU wanted to write a Science Fiction book. This is all on you.



*sob* “Why do I keep doing this to myself? What kind of masochist am I?”





Dante becomes a child and gains the Dog Person trait. Aww, that’s how you know he’s really Good :) . And don’t let his colouring fool you; he’s a Tristan clone just like Apollo.



He’s also pretty clever; his first day at school and he's already befriended the kid with three dogs.



Meanwhile, sweet sporty Angelia is 104 days old. I'm very impressed and also constantly worried.



I don’t want her dying alone, so I make sure Travis never leaves her side. I don’t even let him work off his Stir Crazy moodlet alone. As a result, they have a lot of lovely dates out on the town whenever one of them gets an opportunity.



It’s about this time I start looking for a nice girlfriend for Apollo. The obvious choice is of course the beautiful Melanie Hale. Impeccably dressed and accessorised. An artistic genius with a sensitive disposition. In fact, she’s a little too sensitive; her Coward trait makes her a poor fit for an aspiring criminal mastermind. There is, however, another excellent option:



Nikki Alto. Yeah, like Nick Alto from Sunset Valley. Hilariously, her older brother is also named Nikolas. She’s Evil, Mean-Spirited, and has a compatible star sign with Apollo. Unlike with Melanie, he’s instantly attracted to her.



“That callous laugh. That fitted labcoat. I must have you! Would you leave that fool Francis for me?”



“Mmmrph, Francis who?”





Kyrie becomes a teen! About time! Kids can’t do karate in The Sims so her Disciplined trait was completely useless until now. She starts to Dislike Children, like her father. Given the chaos of her household (and having to share a room with Dante) I don’t really blame her. Bit of a shame – I think she’d have lovely-looking kids.



And soon, Tristan and his heir are also due for a birthday together.







And just like that, the Jones town jump is complete.


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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 76 - DONE!" (triple update)
« Reply #644 on: December 12, 2016, 02:10:54 AM »
Summary



Town 1: Bridgeport
Founders: Diana and Johnny Jones
Children: Sarah and Alicia



Town 2: Starlight Shores
Heir: Sarah
Spouse: Sebastian Striker
Children: Riley, Noah, and Savannah (spouse: Shark Racket)



Town 3: Twinbrook
Heir: Riley
Spouse: Tammi Best
Children: Benjamin “Ben” and Caitlin (spouse: Arlo Bunch)



Town 4: Sunset Valley
Heir: Ben
Spouse: Alisa “Lisa” Jones-Brown
Children: Courage (spouse: Kelley Ursine), Liberty, and Hope (partner: Rudolpho Fresco)



Town 5: Lunar Lakes
Heir: Liberty
Spouse: Barry Keaton
Children: Amanda “Mandy” and Stella (partners: Jan Bean and Joaquin Donahue)



Town 6: Lucky Palms
Heir: Mandy
Spouse: Omar James
Children: Valentine (spouse: Curtis Shaw) and Nectar



Town 7: Riverview
Heir: Nectar
Spouse: Gerard Lancaster
Children: Travis and Preston (spouse: Cynthia Lin)



Town 8: Appaloosa Plains
Heir: Travis
Spouse: Angelia Newbie
Children: Peony and Marigold (spouse: Ben Parrot)



Town 9: Sunlit Shores
Heir: Peony
Spouse: Tristan Miller
Children: Volcania, Apollo (partner: Nikki Alto), Valkyrie “Kyrie”, and Dante



Final Heir: Volcania
Partner: Tomas Hale




Short epilogue still to come :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 76 - DONE!" (triple update)
« Reply #645 on: December 12, 2016, 09:23:57 AM »
Wow! Congratulations! Volcania is super pretty! I love that romper you gave her as a teen. Apollo, Kyrie, and Dante tool great as well! I love Tomas too, I didn't know Nraas SP could make ghosts have children!

Looking back on all the heirs, I'd have to say my favorite was Ben.

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 76 - DONE!" (triple update)
« Reply #646 on: December 14, 2016, 08:37:37 PM »
Wow! Congratulations! Volcania is super pretty! I love that romper you gave her as a teen. Apollo, Kyrie, and Dante tool great as well! I love Tomas too, I didn't know Nraas SP could make ghosts have children!

Looking back on all the heirs, I'd have to say my favorite was Ben.

Thanks Beezy :) ! Ben was something special, wasn't he. May have to play him again someday.

Just to clarify, Tomas isn't the son of a ghost; he's the grandson. His parents are both live, normal, non-blue Sims, but he and his sister inherited their blueness from their deceased grandmother Penny Hale (wiki link with Hale family tree). So take note Sunlit Tides players: Kimo Hale has a secret blueness gene ;)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 76 - DONE!" (triple update)
« Reply #647 on: December 15, 2016, 05:35:28 PM »
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I'm not sure if Sims can use potions unless they have the Unlucky trait but it's definitely worth being cautious.

Insane Sims can definitely do it too.  I’d suspect that it also applies to Sims with the inappropriate trait but don’t have any evidence for or against.

Aww! Tristan’s ‘child-hating’ is really quite sweet.

Ooh! Tomas has a beauty spot.  How on earth did that happen?  I keep hoping for freckles and moles to last past the first generation.

Volcania’s 'unflirtiness' is hilarious :D

And it all ended far too siddenly, as a lot of challenges do.  Really hoping to see a rejuvented Angelia in the epilogue, settling down with Travis into their own private junkyard.  And a future for Stella with a hot bloke, of course :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, "Chapter 76 - DONE!" (triple update)
« Reply #648 on: December 15, 2016, 08:51:54 PM »
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Insane Sims can definitely do it too.  I’d suspect that it also applies to Sims with the inappropriate trait but don’t have any evidence for or against.

Aww! Tristan’s ‘child-hating’ is really quite sweet.

Ooh! Tomas has a beauty spot.  How on earth did that happen?  I keep hoping for freckles and moles to last past the first generation.

Volcania’s 'unflirtiness' is hilarious :D

Good to know about the potions! I'd never had it happen before so I'm on the alert for it now. Glad you liked the characters; I'm afraid this whole section was very rushed so I didn't end up squeezing out much personality from them. And yeah, the beauty spot was a nice surprise for me too; I didn't do anything special with my mods to cause it so it must just happen with the basic NRASS story progression.

And it all ended far too siddenly, as a lot of challenges do.  Really hoping to see a rejuvented Angelia in the epilogue, settling down with Travis into their own private junkyard.  And a future for Stella with a hot bloke, of course :)

Well we'll just have to wait and see how goes, won't we? ;)

I'm afraid Stella's staying dead for now but she'll definitely be back for future projects. :)

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Re: The Jones Random Town Jump, Epilogue
« Reply #649 on: December 15, 2016, 09:48:49 PM »
Epilogue



Well look at that, Angelia made it to the end! She’s 107 days old; I think she’s earned this.



“Angelia darling, we don’t have much time. Take this.”









“Baby, you scared me! I don’t know what I’d do if I lost you.”



“I’ll never leave you, Travis. Not for anything.”
“And I’ll always be here for you. What do you want to do now?”
“Well… I miss living out in the farmlands. And I’ve always wanted to learn how to garden. What do you say?”



So Travis and Angelia find themselves a beautiful farmhouse in Monte Vista. They spend their days growing tomatoes for their homemade Italian food (with occasional trips to the junkyard ;) ).

Back in Sunlit Tides, it’s time for another Sim to strike out on their own.



“Happy birthday, Volcania. What comes next for you?”



“I think I’d like to keep moving. Not as a town jump. Just… starting something fresh.”
“I… I’ll miss you, dear.”



“I'll miss you too, Dad.”



Volcania begins her new life the very next day. Tomas already owns a puppy and a little home by the sea. He had the more impressive graduation award (Most Likely to Save the World) but Volcania’s more happy with hers – Most Likely to be Mediocre. For any other person it would almost be an insult. But a boring life is exactly what she wants.



When it’s time to take the next step, Tomas is the one to propose.





They have a beautiful wedding at the highest point on the island before they pack up and leave for their new home.





Tomas, ever grateful for his blue peers growing up, is excited by the prospect of an even more colourful neighbourhood.





Peony, the newly crowned Empress of Evil, is excited to show her eldest son the ropes. Apollo’s marriage to Nikki Alto cemented a glorious multigenerational empire. Everyone’s hoping for some Evil grandbabies from those two.



(I would totally make Apollo the heir if I was playing another town. These two are brilliant.)



Kyrie ages up without much direction in life. She’s a mooch, hates kids, hates going outside, and sleeps through her alarm every morning. She has no love interests nor any clear path to follow. She has very little going for her except a passion for the Martial Arts. What possible role could she have?



Why, as a monk of course! Kyrie moves to Shang Simla to start a new life of solitude and contemplation. One day, if she’s lucky, she’ll be the Martial Arts Master of China.



Dante turns out a bit odd – a thoroughly good person, but also shy, neurotic and adverse to the outdoors. He needs somewhere quiet, away from people. So he sets up a dog sanctuary in Midnight falls. He’s happy with the bachelor lifestyle for now, but I wouldn't rule out a wolfy romance in his future. ;)



And Tristan? He retires from politics to spend the rest of his days reading and writing. His home, once bustling with life, is now a quiet, empty nest – just the way he likes it.

And so ends the Jones Town Jump. Now for the part where I go all sincere and make everyone uncomfortable.

Years ago I planned a big bombastic finale with vampires, kidnapping, and Magpie Racket (remember her?), but in the end it just didn’t feel right. Sometimes life’s not about big ridiculous endings. It’s about acceptance and moving on. It’s about recognising the end of something and moving forward with the rest your life. I’ve been writing this story for four years now. I started this thing as a teenager. In that time I’ve finished my degree. I’ve moved out of home. I’ve learned to cook. I’ve volunteered. I’ve had a mental breakdown that took almost a year to recover from. I’ve fallen deeply in love and I’m now engaged to be married. I’ve started a small art business (because hey, a girl can dream). And the forum’s changed a lot in that time too. The Sims 3 community is dwindling in the rise of the Sims 4. A lot of new faces have cropped up, and a lot of other people have moved on. While this story stood still, we all continued growing and changing as human beings. And I think that’s wonderful.

I want to say thank you to everyone here. I know this is a just a silly little story, but your encouragement means everything to me. I’m grateful to you all; the people who commented, the people who lurked, the people who encouraged me at the beginning and the people still reading this at the end. Even the people reading this story in the future. Every single one of you is special to me, and I couldn’t have finished this without you.

I wish you all the happiness in the world. <3



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