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A Study of the States of Life, **Completed 6/19/13**
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:01:59 PM »
Here we go.  As usual, I won't even attempt to write, simply because I don't write creatively.  Give me a good technical report and I am all there.

hmmm...



Complete
Generation 1 - Human: Ander
Generation 2 - Fairy: Ginette
Generation 3 - Genie: Lucas
Generation 4 - Werewolf: Lera
Generation 5 - Witch: Blake
Generation 6 - Imaginary Friend: Sophie
Generation 7 - Vampire: Margery



A Study of the States of Life
a Zabala Dynasty

Abstract
Is it possible to obtain seven different life states in a single family?  This study will document the attempt to do so over seven generations, while also achieving set goals for each generation.

Each heir will need to complete seven different goals prior to begetting the next generation.  Each new generation must be of a different life state than the previous generations.

If successful, at the end of the study, the family will consist of seven members, each of varying life states.  The household will have also assembled a collection of seven each of seven different groups of objects.  Each of the objects must be the result of a particular skill and be produced by only the heir.

Introduction
This study will begin with a single human male.  The subject was chosen at random and installed on an empty lot located at 126 Wood Street in Moonlight Falls.  The location of Moonlight Falls was chosen out of a limited selection of communities based upon the incidence of various life states already in residence.

Ander Zabala is the human male subject chosen for this study.  He is described as having the following traits: Great Kisser, Born Salesman, Brooding, Proper, and Loves the Outdoors.  His stated lifetime wish is to be Living in the Lap of Luxury.  He defines that as being worth more than $100,000. 

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 07:02:17 PM »
Study Data: Human Generation (1)



Ander Zabala, Human Male

Vacation Days: 0/7
Toddler Requirements: N/A
Child Requirements: N/A
Teen Requirements: N/A


Adult Requirements:
One Best Friend
  • Belinda Harris, Witch
Two Career Rewards
  • Service Award, Painter
  • Skill Certificate, Painting
Three Opportunities
  • Popular Painter
  • Interior Decor
  • Business of Decor
Four Lifetime Happiness Rewards
  • Extra Creative
  • Haggler
  • Suave Seller
  • Fast Metabolism
Five Regular Wishes (≥ 5,000 LHP)
  • Marry Marigold
  • Master painting skill
  • Level 10 painter career
  • Own 5 venues
  • Own 7 venues
Six Skill Challenges
  • Brushmaster
  • Proficient Painter
  • Master Painter
  • Consignment Store Reputation
  • Consignment Store Sales
  • Consignment Store Profit
Collection
  • Paintings



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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 07:05:36 PM »
Oh what an interesting and unique way of tackling the life states dynasty. Our human subject is rather handsome.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 07:20:30 PM »
Oh what an interesting and unique way of tackling the life states dynasty. Our human subject is rather handsome.

Rachel

Thanks.  It was a spur of the moment decision.  I am currently taking five six college classes - all of which are writing intensive - so technical writing is on my mind. (Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Management, Business, and Technical Writing - none of which encourage writing creatively).

He did turn out pretty good for a random clicky so I was surprised. I changed his daily clothes; however, all others are as he chose them.  I don't normally start with males but I have the life states planned out and I have a particular sim in mind for his spouse so male he had to be.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 10:50:32 PM »
Details, Week 1

After moving into his new home, Ander scoped out the town and headed over to meet the local single fairy, Marigold Maldano.  He was single-minded in his pursuit, even though she seemed just a little unstable.  Eventually, he was able to invite her over to check out his place.  While there he finally convinced her to move in.  She wasn't interested in getting married just quite yet.  Ander was content with her moving in, for now.

Marigold wasn't home long before she headed off to China.  She picked up quite a few books along with some relics and other collectibles.  When she came home, they were able to build the house, although it is still mostly unfurnished.  Marigold spent her time planting and harvesting, and eating the fruits and vegetables in her backpack, even though she was not hungry.  She went back to China for some more collectibles and picked up a treasure chest while she was there.  She plans on keeping her spare fruits and vegetables in there until she is satisfied with her garden quality.

With a little extra money in the coffers, Ander takes a painting class while Marigold takes a gardening class.  They both register for self-employment and spend time progressing their skills.  After returning from her first China trip, Marigold was receptive to getting engaged.  After what seemed like an eternity, Ander was finally wishing to get married.  Marigold was in a good mood and agreed so, not wasting any time, they were married in the kitchen before bedtime.

Ander and Marigold purchase a Bonehilda to help around the house.  So far she makes the bed and cleans the kitchen and bathroom and then heads back to her coffin to sleep until another mess is made.




Marigold Maldano, Fairy Female
Founder's Spouse

Marigold turns out to be insane and unlucky, flirty but frugal, and a fan of the supernatural.  She is working towards what she considers a perfect garden, a collection of at least eight perfect plants.




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126 Wood Street, Moonlight Falls

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 12:24:46 AM »
Very nice start! I'll be reading!  :)

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 05:37:42 PM »
You're off to a good start! But six classes -- ouch!
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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 05:14:47 AM »
I love the way you are writing your story differently to others. This kind of writing is just up my alley and so I am thoroughly enjoying it.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 11:19:01 PM »
Details, Week 2 - 3

Ander and Marigold have a busy couple of weeks as they work on their individual assignments.  They adopt Belle, a female adult dog.  She spends several days hunting for gems, finding success with tiberium.  Marigold uses the gem machine and ends up with a spire cut stone and three piles of gem dust.   


After selling the tiberium at the consignment store, Ander completes all three of the consignment challenges. 


He continues to diligently work on his painting while Marigold works on her garden.  Belle gets lonelier and lonelier so they adopt Bridgette.  This isn't a good decision though, so they put both dogs up for adoption.


Part of the problem with the dogs needs turned out to be Bonehilda.  She would ignore the rest of the house and stalk the dogs to "teach them skills".


Marigold makes a total of three trips to China picking up relics for cash.  This sets up the couple for some real estate purchases, although they still have not finished furnishing the house.  They now have full ownership in the Gypsy Wagon, Sam's Market Diner, Vault of Antiquity, and the bookstore/spa.  Additionally they have a partnership in the film studio.  Finally, they own several venues: Varg's Tavern at level 3, La Shove Beach at level 2, and the dog park at level 0.  Ander celebrates his birthday with the completion of all of his requirements with the exception of the final collection of paintings.


Ander completes his last paintings and after posing for a picture for the files, he is off to make some babies.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2012, 03:02:59 AM »
Oh well done Ander I can't wait to see little fairy babies.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2012, 03:17:32 AM »
Oh well done Ander I can't wait to see little fairy babies.

Rachel

Same here  :)

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2012, 06:23:46 AM »
Wow, you are flying through this challenge...great job.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2012, 08:25:50 AM »
Good job, Ander! This is going well! I thought gems and metals couldn't be consigned though?

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2012, 10:31:07 AM »
Good job, Ander! This is going well! I thought gems and metals couldn't be consigned though?

They can be consigned in the new elixir consignment store that came with Supernatural but not through the regular consignment store.

Oh well done Ander I can't wait to see little fairy babies.
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Same here  :)
Wow, you are flying through this challenge...great job.

Thanks, I am getting some play time in as I am ahead on my class work and we haven't started back up on our remodel.  I hope to get a good chunk of the fairy generation started today.

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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2012, 01:11:57 PM »
They can be consigned in the new elixir consignment store that came with Supernatural but not through the regular consignment store.

Okay, thanks! I didn't know that.  :)

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2012, 10:44:59 PM »
Details, Week 4 - 7

Ander and Marigold wasted no time making little fairy nooboos. 



Having completed his assignment, Ander became the primary caregiver while Marigold continued working on the perfect garden.  There were times, though, when Ander wanted Marigold to help out a little, going so far as to bring one of the infants out and putting her in the garden with the plants to see if Marigold would even notice.


Life with three infants gets pretty hectic and life with three fairy toddlers is even worse. 


Marina is the first born.  She comes into this simworld as a neurotic couch potato.  She was also resistant to her training and at this point was declared a spare.


With Marina's future decided, she gets to grow up quickly and moves out.  She added inappropriate as a child, gatherer as a teen, and savvy sculptor as a young adult.  She rolled the lifetime wish to become a vocal legend.




Ginette makes her appearance second and channels disciplined insanity.  She is an early favorite because of her red hair.


Last, Riley joins her sisters.  She is a perceptive grump.  And she is blue, which is a point in her favor.


Riley and Ginette master the xylophone and read the writing skill books and they are both best friends with their parents.  While Marigold may not have spent much time with them in their infant days, they didn't seem to hold it against her. Much.  With their skills learned, it is time to become children and the race is still on, for a few minutes longer.  Riley rolls Photographer's Eye.  Riley was the first to complete her tasks and had become the heavy favorite for heiress.


Not to outdone though, Ginette becomes a supernatural fan.  She just leapfrogged over Riley into the heiress position.  With cake.


Riley is allowed to grow up and move on out.  She picks up Natural Born Performer as a teen and Over Emotional as a young adult.  Bye bye Riley.




Ander finally remembers to drink his Age Freeze potion.


With the focus now solely on Ginette, she gets to work.



Ginette makes a best friend, who just happens to be an incontinent vampire named Shara Van Gould.  Even though she is looking so shocked, this is actually the second time Shara peed herself, and Ginette had peed herself once.


Ginette achieves her childhood goals and heads into her teen years.  She has a harder time with these goals but she manages to complete everything.  She gets romantic with Felix MacDuff, reaches the third level at the mausoleum, and makes the honor roll again.


The next generation will be the genie generation.  So, Marigold begins looking for a genie of the appropriate gender.  Her first find was not "right"


Ginette decides to take matters into her own hands and find her own genie.  Well, at least he is the right gender.



Interestingly, Branden is a lot bluer when he is not in his genie outfit.  Branden joins the family in anticipation of joining the family.  He is an unlucky, artistic, family-oriented, genius with a green thumb who wants to master the arts.  He is already dreaming about having babies and they aren't quite married yet.


Ginette completes her goals with a few days to spare.  She happily grows up alone outside the mausoleum.


As a graduation present, she and Marigold head to France.  This is what happens with two insane chicks go traveling.  They both show up in their night clothes without their wings.


Fairy Dancing...

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2012, 10:51:38 PM »
Study Data: Fairy Generation (2)



Ginette Zabala, Fairy Female

Vacation Days: 5/14
Toddler Requirements: Xylophone & Writing; Best Friends with Mom and Dad
Child Requirements: Made the Honor Roll and Completed Stinky Bugs
Teen Requirements: Made the Honor Roll, Reached level 3 at the Mausoleum, and had Felix MacDuff as a Romantic Interest

Adult Requirements:
One Best Friend
  • Shara Van Gould, Vampire
Two Career Rewards
  • Skill Certificate, Nectar Making
  • Service Award, Nectar Maker
Three Opportunities
  • Free the Genie
  • Uncommonly Good
  • Stomping Grapes
Four Lifetime Happiness Rewards
  • No Bills Ever
  • Fireproof Homestead
  • Motive Mobile
  • Queen of the Fae
Five Regular Wishes (≥ 5,000 LHP)
  • Master Nectar Making Skill
  • Make a Nectar Worth $150
  • Make a Nectar Worth $250
  • Marry Branden
  • Level 10 Nectar Maker career
Six Skill Challenges
  • Master Planter
  • Botanical Boss
  • Flavorful Feet
  • Master Farmer
  • Mix Master
  • Master of Nectar Making
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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2012, 11:05:16 PM »
I'm sooo glad you picked Ginette, she was my favorite.  They were all born different colors, and with different wing patterns?  I haven't had a fairy nooboo yet, that's so cool that they can be so varied!

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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2012, 11:14:50 PM »
What a fun read! Can't wait to hear what happens next.

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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2012, 09:58:30 AM »
Congratulations to Ginette on completing her toddler,child and teen requirements.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2012, 07:55:40 PM »
Glad you chose Ginette. I absolutely love the name and can't wait to see genie/fairy nooboos.  :D

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2012, 08:31:06 PM »
Week 8

Once Ginette became a young adult, she was able to complete her assignment quickly.  She spent five days in France with Marigold working on her nectar making skill.  Once she came home from vacation, she changed her job to Nectar Maker and began accumulating nectar.  As Ander was the consignment specialist, he took the responsibility of selling her nectar.  Ginette completed all three gardening challenges along with three of the nectar making challenges.  Nectar making also counted for four of her five wishes with marrying Branden filling out the group.  There isn't much for this update, as Ginette spent her time harvesting and nectaring.  Marigold kept the plants in bloom so Ginette could harvest at will.  Ander played with the water toys all week and Branden stayed at the park until he mastered guitar.    When Ginette decided she wanted to marry Branden, they took time out for a quick, private wedding.


Marigold will be testing out the jelly bean plant at the consignment shop to see all of the moodlets.  So far she has received an adrenaline rush, turned berry blue, and found one that was too spicy.  The last one she ate made her need to pee.


Having completed her requirements, it is now time for Ginette and Branden to make some genie babies.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2012, 10:31:58 PM »
I'm really enjoying the way you are telling this story. Ginette was my favorite for heir as well, her name is great.
You're making good progress.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2012, 12:20:49 PM »
Thanks!  I am going to get a good run on the 3rd generation today as it is raining here so our renovation plans are on hold for another week.

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Re: A Study of the States of Life
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2012, 03:02:31 PM »
Wow, you're doing great so far! Congratulations on getting all the requirements done and can't wait for little genie-boos!  :D