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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Beauty and the Beast
« Reply #225 on: January 18, 2013, 06:06:55 AM »
Ah, but so perfect for it to be Beauty and the Beast! Gah! Its like you planned it or something (I don't think you did, just too perfect.) Childish Eden talking about consorts is such a delight. She takes everything so lightly yes with grave importance. Dunno how she manages it. Poor Eden, losing Lancelot. I'm glad Freddie could find Romeo. Very appropriately named. I love Eden so much that while I want her to have an heir I don't want her to stop telling the story! I'm glad you come back to the past heirs sometimes. Are we ever going to have a chapter from Freddie's perspective? I bet Eden cures Eunice. She really is a beautiful Sim. They all three are  ;D it's perfect. Oh and Eden's clothes are so perfect for her! Did you have Once Upon a Time already or did you get it for her? I would've, it suits her so well.

Unlike Azokka, I still have shapeless rambling. ;)

Oooh I forgot to mention I think  Hippie Freddie has perfect hippie traits, and I love how Eden talks about getting the Green Thumb she wanted like traits are Christmas presents. I gues you do have to be good to get the ones you want!
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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Beauty and the Beast
« Reply #226 on: January 18, 2013, 09:39:20 AM »
Wondeful update, so sad for Eunice, I hate when my favorite sims get turned into unwanted supes. I love how it seems the butler passed out on the floor in that picture of Eden and Romeo. Not sure if you have a butler, but the outfit looked like a butlers outfit. quite comical to me. I'm sad poor Freddie doesn't get to sow his wild oats either, I love his free love spirit.



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« Reply #227 on: January 18, 2013, 12:22:29 PM »
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Real Freddie asks if I feel self conscious walking around the house in my nightgown.  I asked him if he felt self conscious walking around the house in his speedo undies.  The conversation ended there.
Poor Freddie. Poor Eunice. Poor Eden. :'( I hope they can cure Eunice.
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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Beauty and the Beast
« Reply #228 on: January 18, 2013, 09:16:09 PM »
A lot happened in your story! All the updates are awesome. :) Poor Eunice, to become a werewolf!

Thanks!  I know, poor Eunice.  She definitely was human all through her teen years, but has a wolf sister.

Ah, but so perfect for it to be Beauty and the Beast! Gah! Its like you planned it or something (I don't think you did, just too perfect.) Childish Eden talking about consorts is such a delight. She takes everything so lightly yes with grave importance. Dunno how she manages it. Poor Eden, losing Lancelot. I'm glad Freddie could find Romeo. Very appropriately named. I love Eden so much that while I want her to have an heir I don't want her to stop telling the story! I'm glad you come back to the past heirs sometimes. Are we ever going to have a chapter from Freddie's perspective? I bet Eden cures Eunice. She really is a beautiful Sim. They all three are  ;D it's perfect. Oh and Eden's clothes are so perfect for her! Did you have Once Upon a Time already or did you get it for her? I would've, it suits her so well.

Unlike Azokka, I still have shapeless rambling. ;)

Oooh I forgot to mention I think  Hippie Freddie has perfect hippie traits, and I love how Eden talks about getting the Green Thumb she wanted like traits are Christmas presents. I gues you do have to be good to get the ones you want!

Haha, I was going through my list of obscure fairy tales looking for a chapter title and then I paused and thought, "Oh.  Duh." 

I did buy that dress specifically for Eden.  I had intended to let her wear it as it came and have it be her wedding dress, but the recolor for formalwear makes me happier.  Ramble away, please.  I love reading your comments :)


Wondeful update, so sad for Eunice, I hate when my favorite sims get turned into unwanted supes. I love how it seems the butler passed out on the floor in that picture of Eden and Romeo. Not sure if you have a butler, but the outfit looked like a butlers outfit. quite comical to me. I'm sad poor Freddie doesn't get to sow his wild oats either, I love his free love spirit.

Ha, yes that is a butler!  I didn't even notice her there.  She is always passing out around the house because she refuses to sleep despite having her own bedroom with a nice bed. 

Poor Freddie. Poor Eunice. Poor Eden. :'( I hope they can cure Eunice.

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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Beauty and the Beast
« Reply #229 on: January 18, 2013, 09:40:13 PM »

I love all of Eden's young adult outfits. I'm curious to see how things will turn out with Eunice.

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« Reply #230 on: January 18, 2013, 09:56:11 PM »
Eunice didn't even manage to speak to me that night at the beach.  The Full Moon overtook her and she bounded off into the woods, all feral and terrifying.  When I got home, I looked for Freddie to try to talk to him about what'd happened, but Ophelia said he'd gone to talk to a holistic therapist about his feelings on getting older. 

So, I talked to Mom.  I expected her to tell me that I'd have to dump Eunice and find a viable (male) dynasty spouse on the double, but she was strangely understanding.



Mom is an expert about most things, and supernatural folks are her specialty.  I suspect she knows all about my witchiness, but she never brings it up.  She had a load of good advice for me regarding Eunice, and a special gift that she left on my desk that night while I was sleeping.



The first thing I did when I woke up in the morning was to call Eunice.  She claimed to not remember much of last night, but agreed to meet me back at the beach.  Mercifully, she arrived in human form, though in a dress that was almost as startling as her transformation the night before.

"Nini, what are you wearing?" I giggled.

"Oh, shut up.  Not all of us are Watched.  It's what I aged up in.  Come here.  I'm so glad to see you.  So glad."



We talked for a long time about what had happened.  About the wolf that had attacked her and her sister on the night of her young adult birthday.

"Honestly, it's a miracle I aged up at all," she said, then took a deep breath.  "Look, Eden, I know you have to end it.  I know bringing a werewolf into your home would destroy your family's goals.  I just want you to know I understand.  And I don't hate you for it."



I cut her off, breezy as you please.  "I've been thinking about that.  On one hand, weres tend to live a really long time.  We could be together well into my immortality, even if we could never live together.  On the other, the idea of marrying someone else makes me want to barf.  So yeah," I said and dropped to my knee in the traditional pose, clearing my throat.

"Eunice Ruby Watkins.  Will you?"



"But, Eden!" she said, clearly confused with all her good and bad feeling swirling up in her head.

"Look, I found this potion on my desk today.  I'm gonna throw it at you now."

"What?  What is i--"



"Yay, you're healed!"

"I ... what just happened?  Feel weird."



I waited for her to recover her balance.  She took a deep breath and looked at me, elated realization spreading over her face like a blossom.

"So do you want to be my Lady Wife or no?" I asked.

"Of course I do, Eden," she said with a grin.  "Have you asked Freddie about the other thing?"

"Freddie will be up for it, I'm sure," I assured her and glanced around. 

Wouldn't you know it, when my Gran upgraded this park, once upon a time, she'd set up a wedding arch on the beach.

"Let's just do it," I whispered to Eunice, grabbing her hand and tugging her toward the arch.  "Let's just have it done."

"Our families..." she said.

"Will kill us, yes," I laughed.

She looked around, paranoid that we'd be caught and in trouble.  Sometimes it's hard to remember you're a grown up now.



Hotdog fairy Bianca Monty did decide to witness our matrimony.  I guess you do need a witness for it to be bonafide, anyway.  She was a weird wedding guest.



I said some stuff to Eunice about eternal love and immortality and another life together and junk.  I called her my queen and my love and said I could even look past her ugly dress in the face of true passion.



She told me I was amazing and had changed her life.  That I'd rescued her from a curse, just like a real fairy tale, and that we'd be happy forever.



And that was it!  We were married now!  Joint Queens of the Classic Empire!



I ran off ahead home to tell everyone that Eunice would be joining the family that night and she went home to pack.  I really hope she's happy with me.



That night, we cuddled in bed, actual married grown ups.  Romeo chirped int he corner, approvingly, and I said to Eunice, seductive as you please, "Let's get you out of that dress!"

"Oh, Eden!" she giggled, tickling me.

But seriously, I'm setting that dress on fire while she's asleep.



The first thing we did after copious woohoo was to set Eunice up with what she calls Watched-quality fashion.  Here's the rundown -

Every Day:



Formal:



Sleepwear:



Swimwear:



Outerwear:



We honeymooned in France for nine magical days.  Mom did come along, but only to keep working on her visa.  She wants to buy us a beautiful vacation home.  She was only with us for the bit right after we landed, but she said we were constantly sighing and mooning over each other.

Isn't that how it should be?



While Mom was off doing whatever it is that she does to secure higher visa points, Eunice and I were camping in the French countryside.



It was a lazy week of romantic alone time.  Lots of chances to realize how good the decision we'd made really was.  I didn't even miss Freddie for once.



For the last two days, we tore ourselves away from our little retreat to explore the village and the food.  Eunice is excited to choose a career and get settled into the house and life with me.  She also says, quite shyly, that she's looking forward to the nooboo.  After all, she'll be its mommy too.



When we got home, I knew Mom would be going into overdrive to finish her immortal requirements.  She'll be an elder soon.  Everyone is super annoyed with her tutoring attacks, so she has found a way around that.  Ha.  Bet he didn't see skill tutoring as a side responsibility when he took his job.

Enjoy the next fifteen hours of logic skilling, my fine blue gentleman.



I'll get back to my garden soon and everything.  And eventually I need to talk to Freddie about Things.  But for now, I just want to cuddle up with Eunice and remember our honeymoon.  Perfection is out there.




"Looking for a Bride" by the Brothers Grimm - A shepherd could not choose which of three sisters to marry. His mother told him to give them cheese. One did not cut off all the rind and so ate some. The second cut off good cheese with the rind. The third carefully pared off the rind, and so he married her.

Obviously the plot of that tale is a weird one, but the title fit this particular chapter ;)

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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Looking for a Bride
« Reply #231 on: January 18, 2013, 10:02:15 PM »
Tutoring a genie, wow. If genie lamps weren't bugged as all heck in my game, I'd use that as a great strategy!

Anyways, it's great to see a different sort of marriage in a dynasty. They're so perfect for each other.



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« Reply #232 on: January 18, 2013, 10:04:32 PM »
D'awww, how sweet...I'm sure Freddie doesn't mind helping the lovely couple out.
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« Reply #233 on: January 18, 2013, 10:05:20 PM »
I wasn't a huge fan of Eunice at first, but she is gorgeous! I can see why Eden is so in love. I think this is the first time I've seen a marriage of this sort with the female heir in a dynasty, so I can't wait to see how you work out all the child-creating drama!
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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Looking for a Bride
« Reply #234 on: January 18, 2013, 10:17:10 PM »

Yay for Eden and Eunice! You always have the most bizarre wedding guests: aliens, ghosts, people in hot dog costumes!

And wow, that dress was awful. I'm glad Eden burned it and got her some better clothes: the small joys of being a watched sim.

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« Reply #235 on: January 19, 2013, 12:51:32 AM »
Oh wow, Eunice was beautiful before, but the clothes and hair you gave her are amazing! Not just beautiful--they suit her so amazingly well. Their wedding was so romantic and impromptu too, and the way you explained the dress--accurately of course--just fit so well. I'm very torn. I want to sit down and read this like a book, the kind you stay up all night because you have to finish. For once I rue this medium because I have to wait in suspense for every new chapter. On the other hand, I want it to last and last, so...
I think that werewolf in the background of the first picture is hoping to be cured too, maybe. Or perhaps he is just thinking that Freddie is a lucky man. I've never seen a solution like this in a dynasty. Usually only spares 'get' to be same-gender attracted (I rephrased that because I'm not sure what's appropriate for the forum). The honeymoon was beautiful, and Rosetta is (obviously) a genius to come up with tutoring a genie. A genie-us! Hahaha I crack myself up, I'm so punny.
So you can go ahead and post the next chapter right now. I'll just be sitting her waiting and staring at you to make you feel awkward and hurry. But don't rush.
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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Looking for a Bride
« Reply #236 on: January 19, 2013, 02:23:17 AM »
Lol, yay, the craziness of Eden's plan seems to be so far working!
Did you just buy the set you used for Eunice's everyday and formal?  ;D
New... we just need Freddie to go along with the awesomeness...*shifty eyes*

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« Reply #237 on: January 19, 2013, 03:40:13 AM »
I'm so happy Eden gets to keep Eunice! True love should always win out. Besides, marrying anyone who makes you want to barf is bad fir you. Good on the watcher not to force Eden into that uncomfortable position.

Honeymooning in france is awesome!

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« Reply #238 on: January 19, 2013, 11:26:34 AM »
I am extremely curious as to how Freddie will react to this whole thing. Very sweet wedding. True love prevails!

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« Reply #239 on: January 19, 2013, 06:26:24 PM »
Tutoring a genie, wow. If genie lamps weren't bugged as all heck in my game, I'd use that as a great strategy!

Anyways, it's great to see a different sort of marriage in a dynasty. They're so perfect for each other.

Haha, the only problem is that he gets bored after a few hours and forcibly returns to his lamp, then Rosetta has to coax him back out.  She's got 7 hours to go!

D'awww, how sweet...I'm sure Freddie doesn't mind helping the lovely couple out.

I'd really like to do a Freddie perspective chapter, but man, every time I start, I realize I can't do the guy justice.

I wasn't a huge fan of Eunice at first, but she is gorgeous! I can see why Eden is so in love. I think this is the first time I've seen a marriage of this sort with the female heir in a dynasty, so I can't wait to see how you work out all the child-creating drama!

Aw, you have your plans for the story.  She did turn out very pretty after a makeover, and she has lovely seafoam green eyes.  She is probably the skinniest Sim I've ever dressed.  I am guessing all four of her sliders are set to the lowest point.

Yay for Eden and Eunice! You always have the most bizarre wedding guests: aliens, ghosts, people in hot dog costumes!

And wow, that dress was awful. I'm glad Eden burned it and got her some better clothes: the small joys of being a watched sim.

Hotdog fairies are very coveted wedding witnesses, I'll have you know.

Oh wow, Eunice was beautiful before, but the clothes and hair you gave her are amazing! Not just beautiful--they suit her so amazingly well. Their wedding was so romantic and impromptu too, and the way you explained the dress--accurately of course--just fit so well. I'm very torn. I want to sit down and read this like a book, the kind you stay up all night because you have to finish. For once I rue this medium because I have to wait in suspense for every new chapter. On the other hand, I want it to last and last, so...
I think that werewolf in the background of the first picture is hoping to be cured too, maybe. Or perhaps he is just thinking that Freddie is a lucky man. I've never seen a solution like this in a dynasty. Usually only spares 'get' to be same-gender attracted (I rephrased that because I'm not sure what's appropriate for the forum). The honeymoon was beautiful, and Rosetta is (obviously) a genius to come up with tutoring a genie. A genie-us! Hahaha I crack myself up, I'm so punny.
So you can go ahead and post the next chapter right now. I'll just be sitting her waiting and staring at you to make you feel awkward and hurry. But don't rush.
What trait would make a person talk like this? Is it Social Butterfly?

This is such a wonderful compliment!  It really makes me want to write fiction again.  It is a functional thing that has prevented same sex couples in a lot of the dynasty stories, but I felt like Eden really was in love with Eunice and wanted to make her happy.  She had rolled the wish to propose almost directly after she aged up, and the instant Eunice said yes, she rolled the wish to get married.  Made me very happy :)

The dress ... yeah, I didn't buy that on purpose.  It was in one of those bundle surprises I got over the holidays ;)  As for your impatient trait, I'd give you neurotic and bookworm with a dash of full moon lunacy.

Lol, yay, the craziness of Eden's plan seems to be so far working!
Did you just buy the set you used for Eunice's everyday and formal?  ;D
New... we just need Freddie to go along with the awesomeness...*shifty eyes*

I did buy Eunice's every day outfit just for her.  The formal outfit was yet another one I got in a bundle over the holidays, so I didn't pick it out and probably never would've used it, but clicked it on accident and loved how it looked on Eunice.  Then I remembered the one she's wearing for casual from the store and had to have it, since it thematically "fits" the formal dress.

I'm so happy Eden gets to keep Eunice! True love should always win out. Besides, marrying anyone who makes you want to barf is bad fir you. Good on the watcher not to force Eden into that uncomfortable position.

Honeymooning in france is awesome!

They had the sweetest honeymoon.  I don't think I've ever had newlyweds that are quite as enamored as they are.  Constant unison sighing and swaying back and forth while thinking of each other is now a reality of the game.

I am extremely curious as to how Freddie will react to this whole thing. Very sweet wedding. True love prevails!

Haha, honestly, I'm pretty curious about this too.  We shall see!

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« Reply #240 on: January 19, 2013, 06:55:43 PM »
Granny Coralie says that new snowfall is like the world starting over.  She always becomes invigorated by the snow, and wants everyone to go out and enjoy it.



My new bride has the "Loves the Cold" trait, and agrees with Granny on this matter.  She often pulls me into the deep of it to sit and talk.  Sure, my hip bones might freeze off, but she gives me goosebumps all the same.



Brand new worlds come with a variety of implications though, you know?  Starting fresh hurts and feels good all at the same time.  One hand says, "Eden, look at this beautiful princess you wed!" and the other says, "Will Freddie ever agree to be your prince now?"



Maybe I should go to that gypsy by the beach.  I bought the beach and let her set up her wagon there, which means it had to go back to the county.  It won't be my official property, but now she has a place to stay.  I'm a witch.  I understand that there's magic in the world, after all.



There's straight magic.  The kind that brings us horsie and doggie and napoleonic gnomes.  And this guy.  He's new.



There's emotional magic.



And there's the magic I want to experience most of all.  Motherhood!



Freddie and Ophelia have always been very close.  She told me that he called her almost every day while he was at school.  Never to beg to come home or anything, but to just talk and remind her how special she is to him. 



That's why I'm glad, in a way, that they were having a special day together when it happened.



Death is its own kind of magic, though, isn't it?  I'll never experience it.  Or if I do, not for a very long time.  It is sad that Ophelia went away, but isn't it kind of happy too?  Now she is with her husband and her adoptive father, Camillo.  Now she is at peace.



The last time I talked to her was when she was sculpting my young adult piece for the museum.  She was a very talented lady.  She was also an imaginary friend.  Ophelia is all manner of magic bound up into a pretty, redheaded bow.  And I will miss her, yes.



Freddie says she was a beacon of light in a world that sometimes embraces darkness.  That her only reason to live was to make sure those around her were happy.  He said goodbye to her at the lighthouse while the sun was rising the day after her death.  He did so alone, with only Moonglow for support, but I imagine it was a beautiful farewell.



The only really horrible part was telling Gran what had happened.  She was very solemn, like she had been expecting the news.



"Both of them at the festival," she said, sadly.  When she's alone, we can hear her crying.



I cried too.  Selfishly, maybe, but these things are sad.  Freddie, in all his princely glory, was a wonderful shoulder to cry on.  She had been like a second grandmother to me growing up, you know?  She had always been there.



Mom, too, is doing very well.  She's so close to meeting her requirements and isn't even an elder yet!  She says Genie Darnell is actually one of the best students she's ever had.  She has promised to free him as soon as he's tutored to the brink.



She also went back to France and got that visa she wanted.  She bought us a real fairytale palace.  Can you believe it?



You're probably wondering how Eunice is settling in.  We spend a lot of time frolicking in the snow.  She loves living in the house with us.



I encouraged her to pursue her passion for art in her career.  There are plenty of options out there for it.



By the time we'd finished up Frosty II, she'd made a decision.



"I think he's handsome," I said.

"I think the butler is going to be upset that we took her broom."

She ran off to city hall to finalize her decision and I (autonomously) decided to take a dip in the chilly waters.  There was something unreal about seeing the snow from that level, feeling encased by icy cold, and thinking about the future.



It was Freddie, actually, who bought Eunice a drafter's table.  She's going to be an architect.  She wants to make every house in Monte Vista baby friendly.  Including ours!



She asked Freddie if she can learn to ride Moonglow too.  She won't be a level 10 horse(wo)man like Freddie, but she says she and Moonglow understand each other.  They both are gonna have to learn to share.


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« Reply #241 on: January 19, 2013, 07:32:23 PM »
Sigh...losing Ophelia soon was inevitable, yet still so disheartening. I love how you described her, as "all manner of magic bound up into a pretty, redheaded bow." So poetic, and so very Ophelia. Rest in peace, sweet friend.

I look forward to seeing how Eunice's character continues to develop, and also how Freddie deals with this whole thing. On the technical side, I imagine that the No Jealousy LTW would be helpful for all three of them...?

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« Reply #242 on: January 19, 2013, 07:34:48 PM »
Sigh...losing Ophelia soon was inevitable, yet still so disheartening. I love how you described her, as "all manner of magic bound up into a pretty, redheaded bow." So poetic, and so very Ophelia. Rest in peace, sweet friend.

I look forward to seeing how Eunice's character continues to develop, and also how Freddie deals with this whole thing. On the technical side, I imagine that the No Jealousy LTW would be helpful for all three of them...?

Yeah, I'm looking for above reproach for Freddie and Eden as well.  I'm actually not super clear on how No Jealousy works exactly.  Does it keep your partner from getting jealous, does it keep you from getting jealous, or does it keep the partner of the person you're up ons from getting jealous?  This is unclear.

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« Reply #243 on: January 19, 2013, 09:09:05 PM »
I apologise in advance for this pessimistic response, but from what I've seen, it doesn't work at all. I've had people still get jealous after using it. Now, putting that in perspective, I think that it does reduce the jealousy considerably. That is, if you kiss that person in front of your significant other, then they will still get upset. But if you're in the very next room, why I've had five women sitting happily chatting at once while their lover was with another woman in the next room. Usually when I've used it it was to prevent the jealousy of the paramours, not of the subject. I did use it on a married couple that I was using as Firefly-style 'companions' in a commune project I was once working on. Neither of them seemed to have any problem with the situation and they were still romantic with each other. I think I neglected above Reproach however and they were horribly judged by the unenlightened population of Riverview.

You traited me very well, Tilia. :) In my current selfsim game my Sim has those very traits, Neurotic and Bookworm. And those who know me will tell you I always have some Lunar Lunacy going on!

Can't she buy the beach back? Or at least the gypsy caravan? You know though, maybe she wouldn't want to 'own' the gypsy, but let her do her own thing. Eden and Eunice are the most beautiful couple. Freddie is really beautiful too. I can understand why it would be difficult to write him. I'm glad Freddie and Ophelia had some mother-son time before she passed. Although I teared up when Mona Lisa said 'Both at the festival.' Freddie just looks so loving in that shot, like he'll miss his dear mother but he's glad she seems peaceful. The shot of him telling Mona Lisa is just perfect, it looks so real. The Champs Les Sims castle is so so so perfect for them. You make your screenshots speak very eloquently.
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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Snow White
« Reply #244 on: January 19, 2013, 09:12:35 PM »
I've tried No Jealousy before, but never really saw any change in normal betrayed behavior when my sims tried to cheat. Oh, Eden . . . she married her true love, but will she be able to juggle love and the requirements of an immortal dynasty, or will both slip through her fingers?
Sorry, I really like doing voice-overs! Of a sort.
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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Snow White
« Reply #245 on: January 20, 2013, 09:24:44 AM »
You traited me very well, Tilia. :) In my current selfsim game my Sim has those very traits, Neurotic and Bookworm. And those who know me will tell you I always have some Lunar Lunacy going on!

Can't she buy the beach back? Or at least the gypsy caravan? You know though, maybe she wouldn't want to 'own' the gypsy, but let her do her own thing. Eden and Eunice are the most beautiful couple. Freddie is really beautiful too. I can understand why it would be difficult to write him. I'm glad Freddie and Ophelia had some mother-son time before she passed. Although I teared up when Mona Lisa said 'Both at the festival.' Freddie just looks so loving in that shot, like he'll miss his dear mother but he's glad she seems peaceful. The shot of him telling Mona Lisa is just perfect, it looks so real. The Champs Les Sims castle is so so so perfect for them. You make your screenshots speak very eloquently.

Awesome!  Perhaps I have the perceptive trait.  ;)

She could, yes, but I've picked out another property for Eden to help spice up life in general in Monte Vista.  I'm really glad I upgraded the beach near their house back when Mona Lisa was still young, as it's come in very handy for most of Eden's life.  Ditto to putting that photobooth in Moonlit Stroll park for Coralie. 

Yeah, I thought it was really sad that Ophelia died almost in the same exact spot as Goopy.  Poor Mona will be traumatized from going to festivals with anyone who isn't still an adult from here on, methinks.  I love the castle, but I think France has really slowed my game down (and actually going there post-castle-purchase appears to be buggy as heck.

I've tried No Jealousy before, but never really saw any change in normal betrayed behavior when my sims tried to cheat. Oh, Eden . . . she married her true love, but will she be able to juggle love and the requirements of an immortal dynasty, or will both slip through her fingers?
Sorry, I really like doing voice-overs! Of a sort.

The feedback from both of you was helpful.  I hope you enjoy my methods of getting around Sims fidelity issues.

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The Red Shoes
« Reply #246 on: January 20, 2013, 09:58:32 AM »
By the time Snowflake Day arrived, Eunice and I had made our plan.  I am so glad that she was with me on this instead of jealous that I'd be making woohoo with Freddie.  She and I have been friends for a long time.  She knows about my crush on him and thinks it's okay.

"Eden," she says.  "You're special.  Not just to me, but to the whole world."

My Eunice is the best.  She doesn't think Freddie is hot, though.  She only likes girls.  Maybe she only likes me!



I got up early to arrange the party.  We tore down our gate when Freddie adopted Moonglow, so she'd have room to run around.  Hopefully this means we can have a gift party now too! 

I found Gran downstairs in the museums.  She was missing Ophelia again.



We don't keep the urns down there anymore, because the ghosts were too disruptive, but it's a nice dedication anyway.  I tugged her over to her own museum just to remind her how loved Ophelia really was.  Then I got her to come upstairs for the party.



Yay, presents! 



I got a funny little toy.  Most people hate him, but I think he's a great gift!  What do you think?



Anyway, this is where my plan started.  I decided to purchase the Worries and Woes pub for my property.  Freddie likes it there.  I wish I could change the name, though.  For Snowflake Day, I asked him if he'd help me plan out my upgrades.  He was gonna meet me there after the party.

I got there early and sat on one of the couches by the windows and thought hard ... and soft too, I guess.  Now was the moment!



Freddie came in on the phone.  He was annoyed with someone.

"I've told you people a thousand times!  She's not for sale!  Yes, she's a champion, but she's also part of our family!"

Freddie's devotion to Moonglow seemed like a good sign.



When he sat down, we chit chatted for a bit.  It had been a nice Snowflake Day.  Freddie had lots of suggestions about renovating the pub, though he did worry that they were too expensive.



I agreed to most of them.  A pub isn't really my ideal destination anyhow.  He did say that it might be nice to plant some tomatoes or something outside, though.  That I can definitely do!  Freddie is always so complimentary about my garden.



"So, why am I really here?" he asked, his smile self assured and all knowing.  I should've known better than to think I could dupe him. 

So, I told him about the Plan.  Kind of.  I told him I needed to have a baby naturally, which I obviously can't do with Eunice.  I told him about all the things I picture for the baby and how the father has to be just right and not jealous and to love me even though I'm married to Eunice.  He listened very carefully.



Afterward, he cleared his throat, looking fairly approving of the whole thing. 

"Eden, you know I don't believe in exclusive relationships anyway.  I don't think Sims are built for monogamy.  You are probably the most beautiful girl I've ever seen, and there's something magic about you.  I can't imagine any man saying no to such a request, especially if they got a half-Eden baby out of the deal."

He lapsed into silence after that.  Maybe he was expecting me to burst out with my request that he be that guy.  But I stayed quiet.  There was a bit of hurt (and maybe jealousy?) on his face and he started to check the time.  "We should probably get home soo-" he started, but by then I was already making my moves.



When the realization of what I was doing hit him, he laughed softly, under his breath.  In a smooth, comfortable motion, he relaxed against the couch and me. 

"Are you sure you want to be a Daddy?" I asked, one last time to be sure.

"You had me at red baby shoes, Eden."



"I was thinking," I said.  "We need privacy to make a nooboo.  And romance.  Why don't we go to the family castle in France?"

"We have a castle?" he said with wonder.

"Duh," I said, trying not to be too obvious with my smelling of his hair.

And that was how we ended up in the courtyard of Classic Chateau 12 hours later.



"You know," Freddie said to me, on the front steps.  "I always knew you were really the girl for me."

"And I always knew you were my prince," I smiled.



Neither of us can cook.  Even quick meals tend to go poorly, so we ordered pizza for almost every night we were there.  And we spent the blissful alone time really getting to know each other.



Freddie loves to love.  He even spoke fondly of Silvia while we were there, but I didn't feel jealous.  I knew Eunice would only ever love me, while I could love Freddie completely and he could love me back but also love the whole world.  In my own way, I had found perfection, and finally, I had found my way into Freddie's arms.



Our days were bliss and our nights were perfection.  It was with deep reluctance that we finally headed home. 

"We'll always have Champs le Sims," he whispered cheesily to me while we were boarding our flight.  But, he isn't wrong.



We walked back into the house to a celebration.  My Daddy was aging up to elder!  We dropped our bags and proceeded to cheer him into his winter years.



He changed his hair to something more befitting a man of his age, but mostly he's still just Dad.



I wanted to give him a big hug for birthday congratulations, but I suddenly, desperately had to be elsewhere.



I don't like puking.  It is not very princess like.  Mom aged up the next day.  She was at the consignment shop, playing yet another opponent who never seemed to not be working there.

"You know, this purchase was one of my better ideas."

"Check."

"I don't think so, buddy."



She beat him first and then she had her sparkles.



She looks pretty okay for an old lady.  Here's her every day outfit:



And her formal one:



I got some new clothes too recently.  Want to see?  Well, I only have the nightgown version, but I bet you will like it anyway.




The Red Shoes is an incredibly morbid fairytale about morality and youth by Hans Christian Andersen.  I don't recommend checking it out unless you're prepared to be disturbed.

Watcher's Note:  Regarding No Jealous, etc.  When Eden and Freddie got back, the most unexpected of my concerns regarding fidelity occurred.  Eunice was fine.  Freddie was fine.  Eden was not.  Suddenly Freddie had the "eternally faithful moodlet," and that really didn't sit well with Eden.  She marched up to him and slapped him in the face and then had the betrayed moodlet.  That's right, our married polyamorist had the betrayed moodlet!  I moodlet cured both of them and now they're friends again.  Freddie, however, is no longer "eternally faithful" to anyone.

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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - The Red Shoes
« Reply #247 on: January 20, 2013, 10:30:54 AM »
I would have expected Eunice to get the betrayed moodlet, not Eden. How odd is that?

A very pretty chapter. I'm glad that there will finally be a nooboo in the picture!

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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - The Red Shoes
« Reply #248 on: January 20, 2013, 12:11:40 PM »

What great shots of Eden wooing Freddie on the couch. Her expressions are just so perfectly devious! Also, I think Eden's toy is adorable. And I'm eager to see the next generation; yay, nooboo!

Honestly, I'm confused about what affect the No Jealousy reward has. Sometimes it seems to work for me and sometimes it doesn't.

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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - The Red Shoes
« Reply #249 on: January 20, 2013, 02:29:31 PM »
Hahaha now that's Classic! (Couldn't resist ;)) Sims always surprise you. In-story, it looked like it worked out quite well. I like the second romantic trip to Paris. Rosetta looks quite good as an elder. Your museum looks super pretty, I hope I can make mine that nice! I like Eden's Snowflake Day gift. I think it's appropriate for her. Freddie is so good-looking! I always swoon at him. Hiram is nice as an Elder too. I'm with Eden, I don't like puking either. Eden's maternity night-gown is gorgeous! I like your title. Now I want pizza :(

I can't wait to see the perfectly gorgeous nooboo!
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