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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #425 on: March 03, 2013, 07:58:32 PM »
Congratulations on finally finishing, Rhoxi! Your colorful girls and guys have become one of my favorite stories and I will be very sad to see them go. You've done an amazing job on this dynasty and I'll be reading your next one quietly from the corner too. :)

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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #426 on: March 03, 2013, 08:47:04 PM »
This was just spectacular. It was so spectacular, in fact, that I broke my rule of just lurking on this forum to post and tell you exactly how great it was. My only question- (yes, I'm really THAT impatient) is whether Gwenyth will be starting her own Dynasty with Carmen, or if she won't get him back until the end of the Dynasty? I'd be heartbroken to see her have to have a baby with another man in order to get her true love back. D:



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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #427 on: March 04, 2013, 12:40:33 AM »

I haven't been responding to comments, since some of the answers would've been giving away the end of the story, so I figured I would address some of the thought provoking comments now. And, you know, maybe just ramble on for a bit for those curious to read!

It's so nice to see everyone again!  Did everyone's favorite unfaithful genie get resurrected?  I don't remember seeing her ...

Technically, everyone who played a part in the story got resurrected for the purpose of getting that big family screenshot. Story wise, though? Shawnya is dead, dead, dead. Did I mention dead?

I love Samura's pose in the group shot.

Speaking of Samura, I like how she looks to be perma-dead. I don't think I've seen that in a Dynasty before, so kudos to that.

Thanks! It was a lucky moment to pause. Samura has the disciplined trait, so she periodically puts her hands behind her back and does a very military type pose. I happened to pause the game right as she was going to do that.

I know the Ghosts of Twinbrook's founder died, but that was part of the story from the beginning. (Although I didn't mean to steal that ending, I had this part planned before I read it!) It always struck me as a good ending for a dynasty founder. I mean, come on, they've lived for eight generations! Maybe it's just their time. If Fred Gilbert had made it to the end, he would've died too--though for very different reasons. Anyway, I'm glad you like it!

Whoa. I just read the whole Dynasty, and I must say, it was amazing! Congratulations on finishing it, and I can't wait to read about Gwenyth's adventures!

Seriously Rhoxi, parents are worried you're turning into some sort of trashy woohoo author! I mean, "Chained to My Desk"?? Let's get some more appropriate titles, please.

This part was my favourite throughout the whole dynasty! It really made me chuckle  ;D

Haha, I'm glad some one enjoyed that joke! I put that for a story title before thinking, wow--that does not at all sound like a children's book! Of course, then the movie Secretary came to mind.

What an amazing ending. One of the best, I think. I loved how everyone is going off to do their own things. Are you going to play all of those stories? Also, I think I missed Rhoxi getting engaged to Lester somewhere--all I knew was she wanted to and next thing I know they're getting married! I too hope that Gwyneth's Dynasty will be Life States, especially since Samura gave her some witchitude...

I probably could have made it more clear, but Rhoxi and Lester's wedding was sort of like an arranged one. That update began with Lilith asking Rhoxi how she was holding up. Rhoxi says she's nervous about meeting Lester for the first time, but isn't at all worried about marrying him! It seemed very much like something her whimsical, childish character would think. Maybe I shouldn't have edited out an extra photo that I had of Rhoxi shaking Lester's hand and saying, "Nice to finally meet you, ready to get married?" And Lester saying, "Absolutely!"

And yes, to some degree or another, you'll get to see what happens with each of the characters as a part of Gwenyth's Dojo Dynasty.

This was just spectacular. It was so spectacular, in fact, that I broke my rule of just lurking on this forum to post and tell you exactly how great it was. My only question- (yes, I'm really THAT impatient) is whether Gwenyth will be starting her own Dynasty with Carmen, or if she won't get him back until the end of the Dynasty? I'd be heartbroken to see her have to have a baby with another man in order to get her true love back. D:

I'm afraid I'll be breaking your heart then! According to challenge rules, you only get to start with your founder. Gwenyth will have to have a baby with someone other than Carmen, which I know is a little bit strange. Still, it'll be fairly casual. She'll "date" but not get re-married. A sperm donor, nothing more.

And thanks for the amazing compliment! It's so touching to hear about people who've been following the story, and I didn't even know!

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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #428 on: March 04, 2013, 08:31:47 AM »
Rhoxi -

I formally welcome you to the Hall of Fame.  Your entry can be found here.   Congratulations again and again.   *confetti* 


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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #429 on: March 04, 2013, 03:06:22 PM »
Congratulations on finishing your dynasty.


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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #431 on: March 09, 2013, 08:54:57 AM »
Just read the story all the way through, it was amazing! Big congratulations on finishing! Off to start reading the new Dynasty!  :)
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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #432 on: March 10, 2013, 10:06:17 AM »
Congratulations! It was so much fun to read about your colourful dynasty!  :D
And good luck to Gwenyth!

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« Reply #433 on: March 31, 2013, 05:19:54 PM »
Congratulations, Rhoxi! Not only for finishing the challenge and making HOF, but also for writing a lovely story about it. :)

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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #434 on: April 14, 2013, 12:33:49 AM »
Thanks, everyone! I still love checking this thread and finding comments!

I just wanted to add that I am uploading characters to the Swap Shop. Please remember to comply with the forum rule about using other peoples's characters in a story and ask permission first. If you don't see the character you're looking for, just ask and I'll be happy to share. Thanks, and enjoy!

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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #435 on: April 14, 2013, 04:51:31 AM »
I've been meaning to read your story ever since I saw the dojo in The Bachelorette and fell in love with it (and Everette is also pretty, of course ;) ).  I've tried buiding in an oriental style once or twice but can never get it to work - epecially the pagoda roofs.  I love the way the dojo is actually quite a simple shape but looks more complex - and that gorgeous pond (pool?) in the middle.

I enjoyed reading about Samura and her descendants.  That meteor right at the beginning!  The start of a dynasty's crazy enough without that sort of bad luck.  Poor Annalove.  The variety of skin colours was just amazing (note to self: get around to playing with the rainbow sliders some time) and I liked their different characters and your humour - especially the desk-chaining comment :).  Now to find out what happened to Gwenyth...

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« Reply #436 on: April 15, 2013, 11:49:34 PM »
I've been meaning to read your story ever since I saw the dojo in The Bachelorette and fell in love with it (and Everette is also pretty, of course ;) ).  I've tried buiding in an oriental style once or twice but can never get it to work - epecially the pagoda roofs.  I love the way the dojo is actually quite a simple shape but looks more complex - and that gorgeous pond (pool?) in the middle.

I enjoyed reading about Samura and her descendants.  That meteor right at the beginning!  The start of a dynasty's crazy enough without that sort of bad luck.  Poor Annalove.  The variety of skin colours was just amazing (note to self: get around to playing with the rainbow sliders some time) and I liked their different characters and your humour - especially the desk-chaining comment :).  Now to find out what happened to Gwenyth...

Aw, thanks Hazlenut! That's quite a compliment seeing as I loved your house too. The Dojo house really was a simple build, just four two-story boxes, but it was fun to play in and always had great views due to so many windows and the pond.

I still feel bad about Annalove! She might be the only sim under my control to ever die an accidental death. Rainbow sliders are awesome to play with, and it's good to know the humour came through! I'm not sure that it's a strong suit with me. As for desk chaining, I supposed I have "The Secretary" to thank for that.  ;D

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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #437 on: June 09, 2013, 12:04:05 AM »
This was a great read! I'm glad I put down three hours and a library book to read this. Your family was so cute, and I loved how big the family got to be.

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« Reply #438 on: November 22, 2013, 01:53:20 AM »
Just finished reading your Amazing story. Wow, I love all the rainbow sims ;D.
Did I mention I think your story is Amazing?

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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #439 on: December 02, 2013, 04:50:35 PM »
I wonder what you'll do when Gwenyth's dynasty is complete, which shouldn't be too long. Maybe a life states dynasty?
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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #440 on: December 02, 2013, 07:04:37 PM »
This was a great read! I'm glad I put down three hours and a library book to read this. Your family was so cute, and I loved how big the family got to be.

Aw, thank you! Keeping in touch with the extended family (and making ridiculous numbers of extra nooboos) was really one of the most fun parts of the dynasty. The family regularly threw parties down at the pub for the extended family.

Just finished reading your Amazing story. Wow, I love all the rainbow sims ;D.
Did I mention I think your story is Amazing?

*off to read Gwenyth's Dojo Dynasty*

Thanks! I really fell in love with the rainbow sims, too. I think I have Ratchie to thank for that! Playing in Union Cove with her blue sims is what got me into it all. Hope you enjoy Gwenyth's story as well!

I wonder what you'll do when Gwenyth's dynasty is complete, which shouldn't be too long. Maybe a life states dynasty?

I'm planning on doing a legacy, actually. I'm working on an absolutely epic legacy mansion (there are some pictures of it recently posted on The Bachelorette that will later be posted in Gwenyth's dynasty if you're curious). There's so much in the sims that I still haven't done, so I'd like to do sort of a completionist legacy: play with all traits, all life stages, fulfill all lifetime wishes, max all careers, skills, etc. similar to what rarespawn is doing with her Blackwell Legacy.

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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #441 on: February 01, 2014, 10:42:45 PM »
Grim's butt i'm afraid is going to be sore after I kick his butt for not letting Carmen go. Good luck Gwenyth! Good iimmortal dynasty too.
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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #442 on: February 11, 2014, 04:21:18 PM »


Here's the image, by the way, from my first dynasty attempt:





Okay, so I was re-reading this today, and I noticed this pic; holy cow!!  Are you sure it's from your first attempt, and not from Gwyneth's dynasty?! That looks waaaayy too much like Nora and Weston........  :o

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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #443 on: February 11, 2014, 07:56:28 PM »

Hm, that's absolutely from Gwenyth's dynasty. I deleted an old folder of screenshots, maybe that somehow automatically replaced one somewhere? Do you recall what page this was on?

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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #444 on: February 11, 2014, 08:00:05 PM »
Hm, that's absolutely from Gwenyth's dynasty. I deleted an old folder of screenshots, maybe that somehow automatically replaced one somewhere? Do you recall what page this was on?

It's on page 9. I have found that if you delete old screenshots and new screenshots have that same number, then they will replace them. My older Dynasties suffer from that problem, too.

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« Reply #445 on: February 11, 2014, 08:03:11 PM »

Haha! Oh no! The deleted screenshot was my "sim pees on her own baby" screenshot from my first dynasty attempt with Fred Gilbert! I got good laughs out of that for a long time. Well, at least it wasn't a story screenshot.  ::) I've modified the post to remove the image so it's not confusing.

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« Reply #446 on: February 11, 2014, 08:24:54 PM »
Haha! Oh no! The deleted screenshot was my "sim pees on her own baby" screenshot from my first dynasty attempt with Fred Gilbert! I got good laughs out of that for a long time. Well, at least it wasn't a story screenshot.  ::) I've modified the post to remove the image so it's not confusing.

Oh, okay. Lol, I was wondering how you got the midnight hollow stuff way before it came out.....heh.

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Re: Samura's Dojo Dynasty: Moonlight Falls
« Reply #447 on: May 23, 2014, 05:45:43 AM »
One word: WOW! I really enjoyed this... Took me most of last night and 'til almost noon today to finish it but I am so glad I did... I can't believe how many wonderful writers are on this forum! Definitely going to read the others... Congrats and sorry for reviving the thread but I just had to say all this!
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