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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 198: Stalking the prey
« Reply #625 on: November 16, 2012, 04:18:11 AM »
"Every woman deserves to feel beautitful even if it is for a short time." I shouldn't have laughed, but it was just too funny.

Don't feel bad, I did too.

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 198: Stalking the prey
« Reply #626 on: November 16, 2012, 12:39:19 PM »
Lot's of things happened today.

I installed Seasons and found out that Beata has an aging bug. I'll sort it out, but I'm just enjoying myself with the game right now.

Why, oh why, did I get seasons? Now I'll never finish this before I move. ::)



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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 198: Stalking the prey
« Reply #627 on: November 16, 2012, 03:01:47 PM »
Lot's of things happened today.
I installed Seasons and found out that Beata has an aging bug. I'll sort it out, but I'm just enjoying myself with the game right now.
Why, oh why, did I get seasons? Now I'll never finish this before I move. ::)

I read about your predicament in the ID thread. Rica's solution sounds solid. Beata will be alright.
And I think, you more than deserve some playtime with your new EP. Have fun!  :)

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 198: Stalking the prey
« Reply #628 on: November 17, 2012, 04:20:26 AM »
Yipes! That is a little disconcerting about that bug! I do hope that it all works out.

Enjoy Seasons in the meantime. :)

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 198: Stalking the prey
« Reply #629 on: November 17, 2012, 04:21:51 AM »
It's actually a same that there will be no more kids in this dynasty. They would have fun in the snow!
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Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #630 on: November 18, 2012, 11:31:22 AM »
Even though I would love to show you all the amazing fashion creations and successful makeovers I completed during my time as a YA I know not everyone is as enamored of pirate suits as me. So, I'll just tell you that my project is proceeding according to plan. I also spent a lot more time in my studio working on my fashion sketches, soon I had a nice collection.

Oh, and I almost forgot! I also SuperMaxed charisma and reached level 9 of the fashion career. So, I don't really have a lot of things left to do to reach my requirements.

Also, my latest work outfit is even cool!



My birthday rolled around and we had a very private party. Only dad, the Meredith siblings and our maid attended.


Hm, what to wish for...Watcher I wish for...the seasons to start changing!

Watcher: That can be arranged.
Beata: What? You're not supposed to talk back!
Watcher: That's so unfair! All other dynastic families let their Watcher chip in once in a while. Why can't I?
Beata: Because we want to show sims we (and they) can do this by ourselves. We don't need a watcher micro managing our every move, we are completely capable of fulfilling all requirements ourselves. Besides, do "high free will" mean nothing to you?
Watcher: But you need us!
Beata: Ha! That's just something you've tried to brainwash us all into believing, we know better. The truth is you need us more than we need you.
Watcher: But...no...why would you say something like that?
Beata: Because it's the truth. Don't worry, we promise not to let the other dynasty families know, their Watchers might not be able to handle the rebellion.
Whatcher: Um...thanks?
Beata: You're welcome, now shut up, I've got important business to take care of. 



Once I had managed to dismiss the pesky Watcher I felt the sparkles come for me. But it felt different this time, something else was going on at the same time. I could feel a heat wave descending on the Valley.


Beata: Watcher! Just because your a little upset you don't have to be this petty.Why do you insist on changing my hairstyle?


Beata: Hi, thanks for coming to my party.
Carey: No problem, I always have a great time at your house.
Beata: Yeah, about that. We are going down to the Summer fair, wanna come?
Carey: Why not.



Carey and I had a great water balloon fight.


While the grandmas enjoyed the festival food.


Grandma F and grandma E decided to enjoy a lot of it when they participated in the hot dog eating contest.


It was a great spectacle, and we eagerly watched, hoping one of them would be the winner.


Grandma F looked like she had it all in her hand...


...but it was one of the new townies that finished first.


Beata: I just love the passion you showed out there today.
Gerrard: Well, thank you.
Beata: I have a price for you...
Gerrard: Oh, tell me more.



Beata: I'll give you some fashion advice, might even throw in a free makeover.
Gerrard: Okey, sounds good.
Beata: Tell me the truth. Those pants are a bit tight after all those hot dogs. Am I right or what?
Gerrard: I guess.
Beata: Don't worry, I have the perfect solution.



Beata: What do you think?
Gerrard: I love it!
Beata: Glad to hear it. Like I always tell my clients, dress to show your passion! (Or mine)



While I was busy working my fashion magic some of the grandmas had found the skating rink, and they were keeping themselves occupied trying to learn the basics.


Grandma E was always a fast learner, and already twirled with one of her friends.


Grandma J and grandma F were having some private bonding time. I think grandma J wants to pick another activity next time.


I've got to say I had a pretty awesome birthday.

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Since the file now is so slow to play I have come to grips with the fact that I won't get this done before I move. The coming week will mostly be spent packing and getting everything in order, so I doubt I will get much playing done. Hopefully I can play at least one more season before I move. So, updates will be far between.

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #631 on: November 18, 2012, 12:16:07 PM »
Great update,

Good luck with the move, RL comes before anything else. We will be here waiting.  ;D



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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #632 on: November 18, 2012, 12:17:37 PM »
I'm scared about the rebellion. I don't think we could fight them off!
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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #633 on: November 18, 2012, 01:07:49 PM »
Great update! This was a lot of fun.
I hope your move will go smoothly and good luck with your new house! :)

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #634 on: November 18, 2012, 03:11:21 PM »
Hehe...the grandmas have taken up skating. :) This was such a fun update!

I wish you all the best for a smooth, easy move. Hang in there!

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #635 on: November 19, 2012, 07:14:58 AM »
Good luck with the move! Very funny that the one who win the hotdog eating contest, turn into a hotdog himself. ;D

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #636 on: November 20, 2012, 03:53:03 AM »
Thanks for all the nice comments you guys.

I had a lot of fun at the fair grounds with the old ladies. But I also figured out it's not a good idea to bring 8 sims to the fair at the same time, especially not when there is only one bathroom! Half of them ended up going home just to avoid and accident. So remember, get them steel bladders first!

Good news: Beata seems to have started ageing again after her birthday. Woho! Sure, it would'n.t have been that much of an inconvenience to just count the days, but it's nice to know that ageing the sim up sometimes helps get rid of that bug.

Also, it's so nice to go on the forum to get away from the mounting chaos in the apartment, if only for a short while.

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #637 on: November 20, 2012, 06:20:24 AM »
I'm glad the aging bug is fixed. I will miss the ladies when your dynasty is finished. ;)

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #638 on: November 21, 2012, 10:40:07 AM »
I will miss the ladies when your dynasty is finished. ;)

So will I. Them missing me? That I'm less sure about.

Not being able to play due to packing (and real life getting in the way) has made me spin crazy ideas of how I will reward them when this is all through. I lay awake at night thinking "so if Frida could do anything, what would she want most of all..." and so on and so forth. Next week couldn't come soon enough.

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #639 on: November 22, 2012, 10:57:18 PM »
I've been reading since the very beginning, and its so exciting and so sad to think of the story ending! You'll have to come up with an ending, and some way to make depressed readers feel like the story is resolved. No pressure! Seriously, though, I hope you do something after this is over.
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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #640 on: November 22, 2012, 11:46:17 PM »
I've read this story since the beginning. I have always loved it! I am going to miss it when it's over and done with! Oh and good luck with the move!

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #641 on: November 23, 2012, 09:38:56 PM »
Ah, but you don't necessarily have to be missing them completely. You could always create side stories with them as you did with Greta and Carey. :)

That being said though, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. You had me hooked when you picked VJ as the first dynasty spouse! :P

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #642 on: November 28, 2012, 07:10:52 PM »
I was so psyched to get right back in the dynasty after my move, but then I got side tracked with a building contest... An update will be forthcoming, in a couple of days.

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 199: Birthday fair
« Reply #643 on: November 28, 2012, 09:07:25 PM »
I was so psyched to get right back in the dynasty after my move, but then I got side tracked with a building contest... An update will be forthcoming, in a couple of days.

Congratulations on completing your move!
Building contests are fun, even if I have yet to finish one so far. Soon..  :P
Yay for new updates~

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Chapter 200: The face of Outer wear
« Reply #644 on: December 03, 2012, 02:14:45 PM »
Becoming an adult is easy. I don't know what all the grandmas were talking ominously about. Midlife crisis - what is that? I didn't feel like I was in a crisis, I was having the time of my life all of the time (well, almost all of the time, grandma E could be a bit controlling when it came to her "artistic vision").

Beata: Are we done yet?
Elise: Don't move your mouth! You'll mess up the mood I'm going for.
Beata: Aw wew dow iet?
Elise: Shush, I'm concentrating.



Luckily for me my friend Kylie Bacon called an invited me to a pool party, so I could escape the house with the excuse of making sure my friendships didn't deteriorate.

The truth is I don't have to worry about that since I bought the Long Distant Friend LTR, but we don't have to tell the grandmas that. They are still a bit put out about me buying the Raised by Wolves LTR. Apparently they didn't agree that being raised by a whole bunch of grandmothers was the same thing as being raised by a wolf pack. On second thought I would probably have to agree, wolves are a lot less ferocious...

Anyway, back to the party. I was in such a hurry getting there that I actually brought my swimsuit, can you imagine?



After a dip in the pool I decided to take a bath, just to clean up. The only problem was that the bathroom was already occupied...


...Kylie's brother Francis liked the view.


Things got rather awkward at the party after that so I went home.

Grandma K was replicating Ambrosia as usual, out replicator has a faulty memory card and sometimes erases everything, but grandma K doesn't really mind. She says it gives her a chance to improve in the recipe, but none of the grandmas seems to think she's been successful so far.



I wen't to my studio to work on my sketches like I do every night. Suddenly I remembered what the Watcher had told me on my birthday, the seasons would start changing... Instead of designing more pirate costumes and swim wear I should develop more outfits suited for colder weather. And I had the perfect guinea pigs at my disposal...


Beata: Mom, I have discovered a completely new category of clothes, and I want you to be the first to try them out. It's going to be a revolution in all the fashion and stylist magazines, and you get to say "I tried it first!"
Greta: Me? You want me to be the first?



Beata: Yes, I want you to be the face of Outer wear, will you do it?
Greta: Becoming the face of Outer wear? How could I refuse? I always knew I was born for great things, I just always thought of myself more as an actor than a model, but as long as I get to shine - who cares!
Beata: That's great mom, just a few more minutes and I'll be all done.



Greta: Oh, darling, I feel great!


Klara: Well, I don't feel particularly fabulous, in fact, I feel like this jacket makes my butt look bigger.
Selma: You don't have anything to complain about. She made me wear heals!
Cia: I hate turtlenecks! Why do I have to wear one?
Elise: At least you got something covering your neck, I'll get Bronchitis in this get up!



Frida: Stop whining you guys, at least your jackets don't double the width of your behind.
Julia: I think I look rather stylish, and you look great Greta.
Greta: Thanks mom, I look fabulous, if I do say so myself.
Beata: It's a good thing my regular customers aren't as picky as you! I'd never get anything new added to my portfolio!



While we were busy in my studio working on the new looks a mysterious visitor showed up. It rang the bell, and hung around for some time....


It seemed particularly interested in our flowerbeds. Even worse, it didn't come alone. It brought a poring rain and a horrible thunder storm.


The visitor eventually left, but the change in weather patterns stayed behind. Could summer be coming to an end?

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 200: The face of Outer wear
« Reply #645 on: December 03, 2012, 02:28:37 PM »
Wolves less ferocious...that was hilarious! The grandma makeovers look fantastic. Julia's outerwear in particular is quite lovely.

I'm glad to see you and this story back! I hope that the move went smoothly!

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« Reply #646 on: December 03, 2012, 03:11:19 PM »
Julia's outerwear in particular is quite lovely.

I can't take any credit for that one, it was all the game. Sometimes it does get it right.

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Chapter 201: The weatherman says
« Reply #647 on: December 03, 2012, 06:42:45 PM »
I was right, there was a nip in the air the next morning. We also learned that the weatherman in never wrong, because when he predicts rain it pours.


Lucky for me I had a new rainbow umbrella, so I was protected when I headed out on my early morning errand.


I had gotten a call from the Mayor's office last week, asking me to come in for some kind of awards ceremony, but as you all know I had been super busy and I told them that the Mayor would just have to wait. Running all over town giving people makeovers takes up a lot of time, and I didn't feel comfortable prioritizing the Mayor and his publicity stunt over paying customers.

However, today the rain was pouring down, the streets were empty and I decided an indoor activity would be just the thing. I got a huge trophy too, I put it in the basement in my adult exhibit.



The next day I happened upon the sim in most need of my help so far. You know how sometimes weird combinations of pattern and styles, random accessories and odd fashion statements can create a wonderful and exciting look? Well, sometimes weird combinations just turn out...weird. I was almost speechless - and I think we all know how rare that is.


Beata: Fear no more, I will rescue you from fashion disaster.
Masked man: But will you make me memorable? I feel like a ghost right now, I really would like to get some attention from people.
Beata: Trust me, even if it's not pirate season, I'll make you stand out in a crowd.



Beata: So, what do you think?
Unmasked man: I look hawt!



You might wonder what mom has been doing, well wonder no more. She and dad are still as in love as they ever were.


He's been spending a lot of time at the house and I'm happy for them.


Since autumn has arrived we've all taken out flue shots, feeling germy all the time was stressing me out. The grandmas didn't really care, since they could just hang out in their PJ's all day, but I who am working needed a cure. Besides, no clients wanted me to style them when they could get infected by me.


We celebrated having all taken the flue shot by going to the autumn fair. Grandma E and grandma J collected pumpkins for us to carve in preparation of Spooky Day.

Oh, and having learned from our last visit, we all splurged on steel bladders for just this occasion.



Beata: Wanna give this a go later grandma C?
Cia: Not likely. Seems like an invitation to Grim in my mind.



Grandma F was walking around with a fiendishly delighted look on her face, when all of a sudden that turned into out right glee. Why?


The Haunted House of course, nothing like a little terror to make an evil sim feel at home.


Despite grandma C's rather lukewarm enthusiasm, there really wouldn't be a fair without Aurora's taking part in the eating contests. This time it was for pie and honor!


It really was a learning experience. The biggest revelation of all? I found out that glasses and pie do not mix well.


I also got vindicated in my belief that the grandmas were just wolves disguised as sims, I mean, look at us. It looks more like wear wolf manners than sim manners, don't you agree?


I didn't think grandma K would let go this much, but she was a wild woman.


As was grandma F, she even managed to find a way to make her pie dish levitate.


But when the last bit of filling and whipped cream was lapped up, I emerged the victor!


Some people (read grandmas) can't stand others being in the spotlight. So of course they would have to enter the apple bobbing contest.


An elder townie also joined in, but was beaten easily by the grandma gang.


And here is our winner, spitting out her final apple.


After this the rain started pouring down again, so we just headed over to the greeting card tent and got our photograph taken. I think it turned out very well. This photo now rests in my dresser. Mom and all the grandmas have pictures of their kids there, I don't have kids, so I'll have to make do with grandmas instead.


Now we are going home to prep for Spooky day.

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Re: The Aurora Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 201: The weatherman says
« Reply #648 on: December 04, 2012, 03:14:11 AM »
I'm glad to see updates! The pie eating contest was hilarious lol. ;D

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« Reply #649 on: December 04, 2012, 10:47:41 AM »
All the grannies look fan-tas-tic in their outerwear! I cannot wait for the next update--all this "OMG IT'S THE 8TH GENERATION" suspense is killing me!
I expect Azokka either to yell at everyone and totally dominate or else get out the popcorn.-Ombradellarosa

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