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« Reply #300 on: January 26, 2013, 08:58:39 PM »
First of all, congrats on your third immortal!
Secondly, I loved your latest updates very much.  :D
All The Classics so far have distinct personalities. The way you develop their characters, likes, dislikes, and conversations is utterly fascinating. As for Eureka, I do like her a lot. Feisty, vibrant, off-the-scales... but also very much 'with it'.

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« Reply #301 on: January 26, 2013, 09:19:34 PM »

A bittersweet update, indeed. Eureka seems almost a little jealous of how happy and carefree Eden is. Then again, a teenage rebel is supposed to be pretty angsty. Quite a night of ups and downs! Poor Eureka, her teen years seem like such a roller coaster.



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« Reply #302 on: January 27, 2013, 10:58:23 PM »
I get a sort of bittersweet emotion from this chapter. The obvious bitter part being, of course, losing Hiram, but Eureka seems almost morose. All of her friends graduated before her, leaving her to herself and her inventions. I'm getting a sense of loneliness from her.

Or I could just be reading too much into this. :P Regardless, a very good chapter. So sad to see Hiram go, but at least he got to be with Rosetta at the end. They were such a darling couple.

She is definitely lonely.  I think she struggles to relate to a lot of people.  The only person who really "gets" her is Mona Lisa.

Oh, that was scary for a minute. I was worried for poor Sherlock! Eden is so beautiful. Eureka is right about her, everyone loves her and she's amazing. She has kind of lived a charmed life compared to the others. It was interesting to get a look at some of the extended family. Humberto is altogether too cute. I like how you tied some things into the story like Sherlock and Moonglow and the stray cat. And I'll miss poor Hiram, he was a good bloke.

I think we all know people like that, and it can be frustrating to see someone not try at all and still be euphoric every day.  She is jealous, but I don't think resentful.  I agree, Humberto is a cutie.  Maybe he'll still be available when Eureka is old enough.

First of all, congrats on your third immortal!
Secondly, I loved your latest updates very much.  :D
All The Classics so far have distinct personalities. The way you develop their characters, likes, dislikes, and conversations is utterly fascinating. As for Eureka, I do like her a lot. Feisty, vibrant, off-the-scales... but also very much 'with it'.


Thanks!  I really hope I can keep up the originality through the final three immortals.  They are a bit hazier in my mind than the ones we've met already.

A bittersweet update, indeed. Eureka seems almost a little jealous of how happy and carefree Eden is. Then again, a teenage rebel is supposed to be pretty angsty. Quite a night of ups and downs! Poor Eureka, her teen years seem like such a roller coaster.

Angsty is the perfect word for Eureka.  Her wish rolls are so erratic.  "Make a friend!"  "Snub a teen!"  "Pull a prank!"  "Be best friends with Eden!" 

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« Reply #303 on: January 27, 2013, 11:30:47 PM »
The morning after Hiram died, I wrote my first piece for piano.  It is a requiem.  When I play it gives me a bit of peace, though I've struggled to title it.  Remember how I once said I was intelligent, not creative?  That holds.  Music is math.  Titles are something else entirely.



I am still, as my darling grandfather called me, Rosetta Stone.  I don't weep openly or mourn excessively, but it still hurts to lose him.  If nothing else, the loss seems to have bridged the great divide between my daughter and my granddaughter.



"We should have a little party," Eureka said to me.  "For Snowflake Day, maybe?  Cheer everyone up a little."



Remember how I worried so about Eden, confined to her room with her toys through her childhood, worried she'd never learn to grow up?  Well, on one hand I was right, but on the other, it seems that schooling in its entirety is a whole different sort of alienation for someone as unique as my granddaughter.  She longs for friendship and community, but locks herself away in every spare moment at her workbench.



Besides, I feel parties are inherently a bad idea when someone in the household is nearing death.  I think we all know who I mean.



In the end, I gave into Eureka and helped her organize a party.  In return, she had to sit with me for a few hours and work on her school performance. 

"Why are we in the bathroom?" she asked.

"Old habits die hard, I suppose," I answered. 



As promised, when the morning of Snowflake Day arrived, we threw a gift giving party. 

We gathered in the new upstairs sitting room that Eunice built for us.  It is airy and bright and the perfect spot to forget your woes.  Those we invited showed up, as well as half the town in hangers on.



Eureka pretended to ignore "Humbug" as she calls him, but little by little, I believe she is realizing that she made a mistake ignoring the quiet boy back when he was still an option. 

Humberto was a brilliant student at the Scuola, and would often attend extra lectures and even office hours to enrich his learning.  I am disappointed to hear he is still unemployed, but I imagine nothing but greatness in his future.  In addition to his intellect, he has a sense of humor that draws the types of crowds I myself have never managed.  Even my mother loves him.



Though her old friends all showed up, including Dominic Mays and Guadelupe Dexter, hand-in-hand, Eureka stayed alone.  She sat, almost as though she was unwelcome, curled up on herself to watch the partygoers.



It was a concern.  I am not great with emotions and problems of the emotional sort, so I'm unaware of just how to help her, short of offering funds for therapy, which I imagine would be poorly received.  Freddie, unfortunately, goes too far in his emotional support and just frustrates her.  Her mothers are ... well, parents.  And everyone knows how teens feel about parents.  She audibly groaned at them several times throughout the party.



The sole comfort she seems to have is reclining in the bed or rocking chair in Mona Lisa's room, and watching Mona Lisa paint or sculpt in silence.  She is a strange bird, our Eureka.  She did rouse herself to speak to a portly blonde boy who'd come to the party with flowers for her.

"Oh, look, Campbell..."

"Carson, my name is Carson." 

"Oh.  Right.  So, um ... you okay there?"

"Yeah.  My cousin just makes me nervous.  She's a criminal you know.  And I'm a coward."

"Hot."



"So look," she said.  "I think the flowers are pretty and all, but I'm not really interested in a romantic kind of thing..."

"You don't have to be shy.  Lupe said you were shy."



"This isn't shyness.  I'm sincerely not interested in a romantic relationship with you.  But I'd be happy to be friends!"

"BUT I'M A NICE GUY!" he shouted.  "I RESPECT YOU!  WHY WON'T YOU LOVE ME?"



He then proceeded to ignore her and sit next to her while sniffling loudly through the gift opening.  Eureka, to her credit, did not react in any visible way.  Lupe was fiendishly delighted and exclaimed, "this is a fantastic party!"



It wasn't a bad party, though.  Even Eureka seemed to enjoy it, with or without the attentions of a clearly unstable boy.  We opened presents in the lovely glow of a winter afternoon while I played carols on the piano.



After everyone disbursed, we had our traditional Snowflake Day pancake dinner.  A Classic tradition.



Eureka, who so very rarely opens up, was telling Mona Lisa, and perhaps Eunice by default, about her hopes for the future. 

"Sometimes you hit rock bottom, ya know?" she said, mouth full of lemon pancakes.  "High School sucks for lots of people.  But it's like ... like the cocoon stage, right?"

"You're no caterpillar, my darling," Eunice was saying.  "You just need better friends."

"But things get better, that's true," Mona Lisa said.  "I was miserable as a teen too.  Trust me."

"I'm not miserable," Eureka muttered.



Well, maybe she's right.  Maybe things go to absolute rock bottom before they start to look up.  Maybe you shouldn't tempt fate and throw a party when you know Grim likes them so much.



Moonglow is the one who alerted us that something was amiss.  She is devastated to have lost one of her best friends.  Granny too is heartbroken.  But I feel encouraged.  I feel ... somehow happy, to have been witness to Sherlock ascending into the light.  He seemed fine with it.  Happy even.  And I maybe envied him for a moment, as I will not experience that release of death.  Not for centuries, if ever.



The whole family, obviously, is going to struggle with the loss for a while, just as they struggled with losing my darling Hiram.



Grim made himself at home with us, as he usually does.  I passed by him and he said, "Hello again."

I said, "hello, sir."

And he said, "Hiram says you're beautiful."



Eureka, in grief, foolishly decided to toy with her mother's witch things and ended up quite unconscious on the floor.



I woke her and put her to sleep, brushing my lips on her soft, cool forehead. 

"If there is an absolute zero," I said to her.  "We're here, and the only way to go is up."

"Mm," she said.  "G'night Rosetta."

Then she paused, sitting up slightly.  "Wait," she said, "wait."

"Yes dear?"

"Good night, g...grandmother."

There in the moonlit black and white room, finally a small smile began to tug at her lips as she laid back down.  I stood stricken in the doorway, before I finally managed, "Good night, my Eureka."

I played one last time the Requiem I'd written for Hiram before sleeping.  Then I scrawled on the sheet music, Absolute Zero - by Rosetta Classic - for Hiram, for Sherlock, and for Eureka


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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Absolute Zero
« Reply #304 on: January 28, 2013, 12:28:10 AM »

My goodness. You are a writing fiend! My eyes are actually tearing up--and that has never happened while reading a dynasty story. This chapter, as told from Rosetta's perspective, was just perfect. Her being so entirely practical and logical over Hiram's death, and then Grim telling her, "Hiram says you're beautiful." And Rosetta's song for Absolute Zero including Eureka. Ah! Just . . . Ah! Well, Eden's great, and I know a lot of folks love her, but my heart always goes out to those, hm, less girly girl types?--which I guess is why I'm drawn to the Rosetta/Eureka side of things. I really loved getting to see them connected like that in this episode, because I think they have some things in common.

*shakes fist* Curse you, a few tears actually fell down my face, you vixen! Haha! Really, quite lovely.

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« Reply #305 on: January 28, 2013, 01:11:30 AM »
I am at a loss for words.

This was heart-wrenching and beautiful. Seeing the way that each of the ladies react in their own way, seeing their raw emotions and the ways that they express them. Truly, you are an amazing writer.

I too am in tears. Bravo. Simply...bravo.

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« Reply #306 on: January 28, 2013, 01:35:35 AM »
 :'( I don't know what to say. That was beautiful. I'll miss dear little Sherlock.
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« Reply #307 on: January 28, 2013, 08:15:12 AM »
Awwww, how sweet.
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« Reply #308 on: January 28, 2013, 01:35:21 PM »
Beautiful and sweet update. :)

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« Reply #309 on: January 28, 2013, 02:30:45 PM »
Lovely chapters, simply wonderful work. I liked hearing it from Rosetta's perspective and the title is great. Hopefully things will brighten up for everyone.

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« Reply #310 on: January 28, 2013, 11:31:48 PM »
First of all - no update tonight, I just wanted to let you guys know that Freddie is up in the Swap Shop.  You can find him here:

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=6929224 

Enjoy.  I hope he goes on to father many adorable babies.


My goodness. You are a writing fiend! My eyes are actually tearing up--and that has never happened while reading a dynasty story. This chapter, as told from Rosetta's perspective, was just perfect. Her being so entirely practical and logical over Hiram's death, and then Grim telling her, "Hiram says you're beautiful." And Rosetta's song for Absolute Zero including Eureka. Ah! Just . . . Ah! Well, Eden's great, and I know a lot of folks love her, but my heart always goes out to those, hm, less girly girl types?--which I guess is why I'm drawn to the Rosetta/Eureka side of things. I really loved getting to see them connected like that in this episode, because I think they have some things in common.

*shakes fist* Curse you, a few tears actually fell down my face, you vixen! Haha! Really, quite lovely.

Wow, thank you so, so much.  I love the overly logical Sims too.  I myself have a habit of analyzing things within an inch of their lives.  Of course I have a soft spot for the Edens and Coralies too, but I think life in general is easier for them.  I think Rosetta and Eden need to bond, though their schedules don't often line up very well.  In my head, I often imagine them arguing over which has more merit - a discovery or an invention?

I am at a loss for words.

This was heart-wrenching and beautiful. Seeing the way that each of the ladies react in their own way, seeing their raw emotions and the ways that they express them. Truly, you are an amazing writer.

I too am in tears. Bravo. Simply...bravo.

I can't believe I managed to touch you guys so much!  Admittedly, I was all choked up while writing it, but I am a sissy.  It really means a lot to me that I was able to communicate effectively what I felt while writing the chapter.

:'( I don't know what to say. That was beautiful. I'll miss dear little Sherlock.

I will too.  I just think of puppy Sherlock peeing under the snow and I get all weepy.

Awwww, how sweet.
Beautiful and sweet update. :)

Thanks, Deme  and Louise :)

Lovely chapters, simply wonderful work. I liked hearing it from Rosetta's perspective and the title is great. Hopefully things will brighten up for everyone.

I promise they will.  I don't even know how I let things get so bleak in the first place!

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« Reply #311 on: January 29, 2013, 05:30:29 PM »
The rest of winter was admittedly better than how it all started.  Rosetta, my grandmother, really began to blossom as a pianist.  She says she doesn't have a creative bone in her body, but if the music she makes isn't art, I don't know what is.



Me, I've been spending my time trying to relax.  Mona Lisa tried to teach me how to ice skate, but I'm not nearly as good as she is.  It was still a really fun night out.



I'm at Level 8 of my invention skill these days.  I spend a lot of time collecting scrap and thinking up ideas.  I do occasionally get this really bizarre feeling that I'm being watched, though.



I'm probably being crazy.  I look forward to the day I truly master invention and the world of possibilities opens up in front of me in a gorgeous sprawl.  I also look forward to no longer setting my bum on fire in the pursuit of creation.



We've been talking about getting another pet.  Maybe a cat this time.  Three generations named the last one, so for this one, it'd be me (invention), Eden (gardening), and Rosetta (logic).

"Impossible," Rosetta always says.  "Things are either created or discovered.  Not both."

"Besides," I chirp in.  "Pretty sure that new housekeeper Freddie hired would have any adopted pet running for her life within a day of joining the house."

"Word," said Eden.



I do really miss Sherlock, though.  It seems like every time I'm out on my own and try to have a private moment of mourning, that Campbell/Carson/whatever his name is shows up.



"Is it because I'm fat?  Girls don't like fat guys, I know," he says

"No, man.  I just don't feel it.  Even if you looked like Everett Dojo I wouldn't be into you."



"If I were thin I could get a girlfriend," he wailed.

It was a split decision, and probably a stupid one, but I threw a lean and mean potion at him without asking.  Just to shut up the griping.



"Now you're thin, buddy," I said.  "Go forth and womanize."

He didn't say much back, but he seemed stunned in a happy sort of way.  I really should've thanked Hiram for leaving me his alchemy collection.



Oh, did I tell you that Lupe and Dom started dating?  Of course they did.  They're both so cool and older than me and stuff.  I bet they'll get married and have lots of evil babies that are great kissers. Oh well.  Even Humbug is doing well.  he's dating this super hot fairy doctor woman.  I don't know why I never realized how hot he is, but it's too late now! 

My family tends to give me the ol' eye roll.  "I'm SURE boys like you, Eureka," one of them will say.  They'll adjust their eye height when my die-alone life sentence results in dynasty failure.  Who'll be laughing then? 

Probably nobody.

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to spring.  The whole winter has kind of been a bust.  The very last day of it was meant to look up.  It was Eden's elder birthday, and Freddie had a special surprise for her.



This little bundle of cute is an English Sheepdog.  She ended up with a name thought of by Eden, shockingly.  Rosetta and I were having the old invention/discovery argument, and suddenly Eden said, "What about Penicillin?  It's both, right?  And it's a plant.  We'll call her Penni."

Then she started humming Swan Lake and floated up the stairs to play with her dollhouse, leaving Rosetta and I slack jawed at the table.  I think Eden is more with it than she ever lets on.

Anyway, this is Penni.  Freddie's final birthday gift to Eden.



He brought the puppy inside just as the snow was melting and we were setting up for Eden to go to her cake.  Walking over the threshold with Penni in his arms turned out to be the last thing he'd do in his life.



"Oh no," he moaned.  "Now the puppy will be sad for her first days here."



"Nooo!  My prince!" Eden wailed, alerting Rosetta and I that something was amiss.  We'd been dissecting a clockwork technology together that I wanted to use in Eden's birthday present - a little walking robot.  Suddenly I never wanted to make another toy again.

"Oh, Freddie," Rosetta cried.

"No tears, Etta," he said.  "Not from you."



Freddie never took his eyes off of Eden.  "This is where we first met, you know," he said, his voice echoing through the room.  "I couldn't pick a better place to end my life."



"I love you, Freddie," Eden sniffed.

"I love you too, Princess," he said back, then he looked at me.  "You be good, angel."

"Goodbye, Daddy," I managed, though I was sobbing like a loon.



He raised his eyebrows.  "Call me Freddie, angel.  We're all equals here."  And then he evaporated in a zoom of light and was no more.



Even Grim seemed a little torn up about it.  He glanced at Rosetta.  "He kissed me once you know," he said.

She sighed.  "He kissed me once too."

"What?!" Eden and I said in unison.



It was a strange night.  It didn't feel like it did when Hiram died, which just hurt everyone so deep down.  It felt like Freddie had just ... I dunno.  Eden said, "gone onto the next step," and that seemed right.  We tucked little Penni into Sherlock's old bed and tried to get Eden to the cake in time, but it was too late.



Eden is as elegant as an elder as she's always been.  When I look at her, I know how I want to feel every morning when I wake up.  I'll never be as light as Eden, but I can try to be as positive.  Anyway, here she is as an elder:



She needs one more Black Op and to max her career and she will qualify for ambrosia.  Here are her clothes -

Every Day:



Formal:



Sleepwear:



Swimwear:



And outerwear:



I fell asleep that night at 1:22 AM.  It was officially spring.  It was one day until my young adult birthday.  It was the end of an era.  It was the beginning of my whole life.

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« Reply #312 on: January 29, 2013, 06:05:11 PM »
Beautiful, somber and bittersweet. It is sad to see Freddie go, but his words spoke volumes. He was ready, and he had no regrets.

I am glad to see Eureka feeling hopeful about her future. She truly does have her whole life and more ahead of her, and things can only get better.

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« Reply #313 on: January 29, 2013, 07:02:59 PM »
Where to even begin? Oh, right . . .

Freddie! I can't believe you left me Eden, and the entire Simverse! However, I can believe that you had a romantic relationship with Grim. Rosetta? Not so much.
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« Reply #314 on: January 29, 2013, 09:44:53 PM »

What a perfect ending for Freddie! A tear was just about to well up, but then his final words got a big laugh out of me. Which, I think, is just how Freddie ought to go: putting a bit of a sad smile on your face. I also like the idea of Freddie having kissed both Grim and Rosetta. Haha! Well, it looks like Eureka is finally about to grow up--which is what she's been waiting for for some time. It'll be nice to finally see her blossom and come into her own.

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« Reply #315 on: January 29, 2013, 11:38:10 PM »
Poor Freddie! :( I am very sad that he is gone. At least his last gift to Eden was an adorable little puppy.

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« Reply #316 on: January 30, 2013, 01:58:09 AM »
Dangit Tilia! You made me cry for real this time  :'(

Remember that agreement we had, that Freddie was not to die? I can't believe you would just break it like that.  :P

He was so Freddie, to the end. He wasn't as present in the last little bit but all of his final words were so him. A gift for Eden, concern for the dog, 'we're all equals here.' So, so Freddie. And of course he kissed Grim. Just of course. If anyone, it would be Freddie. I don't remember him kissing Rosetta, did I just forget or are you keeping secrets from us? The Lean and Mean scene (see what I did there?) was nice, especially the Dojo Dynasty reference. Penni is adorable! Her name is perfect. I knew Eden was smart! Eureka needed to see that. I've never seen the sparkles look more appropriate for someone. Eden is a beautiful elder. She hardly looks like an elder at all. I was a little disappointed her hair colour is different though. But I like her wardrobe. The formal wear is perfect, I bet she grew the roses herself.

Goodbye Freddie <3

Edit: I just listened to this song, and it made me think of Freddie and Eureka. It's kind of a combination of both of them, even though Freddie didn't die young, he'll always be young in my heart, and the send-off described in the song fits him well, I think. The rest describes how I think Eureka feels at this stage in her life, inexperienced and kind of melancholy and pensive. If I Die Young--Sam Tsui
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« Reply #317 on: January 30, 2013, 07:47:19 AM »
Tilia, I got behind on this while working on Baby Boomer, so spent last night and this morning reading. What a delightful journey it's been! Emmett's frequent deaths and Prince Freddie, and the castle in France -- all wonderful. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has read "At the Back of the North Wind" -- it was one of my mother's favorites, so she introduced me to George MacDonald early. Eden and Eunice are so sweet together, and I'm looking forward to seeing how Eureka turns out. It's a great dynasty, and I hope the crashes don't get too tiresome.
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« Reply #318 on: January 30, 2013, 10:14:25 PM »
Beautiful, somber and bittersweet. It is sad to see Freddie go, but his words spoke volumes. He was ready, and he had no regrets.

I am glad to see Eureka feeling hopeful about her future. She truly does have her whole life and more ahead of her, and things can only get better.

I really don't feel like Freddie is the type who would mind dying.  To him, it's just the natural next step.  I feel like he's seducing the afterlife these days.

Where to even begin? Oh, right . . .

Freddie! I can't believe you left me Eden, and the entire Simverse! However, I can believe that you had a romantic relationship with Grim. Rosetta? Not so much.

Haha, one kiss doesn't necessarily constitute a romantic relationship, does it?  If so, I have some apology letters to write ...

What a perfect ending for Freddie! A tear was just about to well up, but then his final words got a big laugh out of me. Which, I think, is just how Freddie ought to go: putting a bit of a sad smile on your face. I also like the idea of Freddie having kissed both Grim and Rosetta. Haha! Well, it looks like Eureka is finally about to grow up--which is what she's been waiting for for some time. It'll be nice to finally see her blossom and come into her own.

Also, "Even if you looked like Everette Dojo I wouldn't be in to you!" Hahaha! Thanks.  ;D

Haha, no thanks necessary.  He's an insanely good looking Sim.  I'm so glad you guys were happy with Freddie's send off.

Poor Freddie! :( I am very sad that he is gone. At least his last gift to Eden was an adorable little puppy.

She's a little piggy, but other than that, a perfect puppy.  I can't wait to see how goofy and sweet she is as an adult dog.

Dangit Tilia! You made me cry for real this time  :'(

Remember that agreement we had, that Freddie was not to die? I can't believe you would just break it like that.  :P

He was so Freddie, to the end. He wasn't as present in the last little bit but all of his final words were so him. A gift for Eden, concern for the dog, 'we're all equals here.' So, so Freddie. And of course he kissed Grim. Just of course. If anyone, it would be Freddie. I don't remember him kissing Rosetta, did I just forget or are you keeping secrets from us? The Lean and Mean scene (see what I did there?) was nice, especially the Dojo Dynasty reference. Penni is adorable! Her name is perfect. I knew Eden was smart! Eureka needed to see that. I've never seen the sparkles look more appropriate for someone. Eden is a beautiful elder. She hardly looks like an elder at all. I was a little disappointed her hair colour is different though. But I like her wardrobe. The formal wear is perfect, I bet she grew the roses herself.

Goodbye Freddie <3

Edit: I just listened to this song, and it made me think of Freddie and Eureka. It's kind of a combination of both of them, even though Freddie didn't die young, he'll always be young in my heart, and the send-off described in the song fits him well, I think. The rest describes how I think Eureka feels at this stage in her life, inexperienced and kind of melancholy and pensive. If I Die Young--Sam Tsui

Okay, first of all, I loved that song.  I might download the album.  It really does seem to suit them, doesn't it?  Maybe I should've had him spend more paternal time with her, but Moonglow was (is) a full time job, and Eureka was always wanting to hang out with Mona Lisa.  I gave Eden some gray because she's ... you know, of nature and stuff.  Fear not, I'm sure one day she'll be young again.  And, if it is a comfort, Freddie has been downloaded half a dozen times already.  He will live on pretty much forever.

I love knowing that you guys are as emotionally invested in my Classics as I am.  It makes me really happy :)

Tilia, I got behind on this while working on Baby Boomer, so spent last night and this morning reading. What a delightful journey it's been! Emmett's frequent deaths and Prince Freddie, and the castle in France -- all wonderful. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has read "At the Back of the North Wind" -- it was one of my mother's favorites, so she introduced me to George MacDonald early. Eden and Eunice are so sweet together, and I'm looking forward to seeing how Eureka turns out. It's a great dynasty, and I hope the crashes don't get too tiresome.

I actually just discovered the book maybe three months ago?  One of our libraries here in Tampa was closing and it was in a giveaway bin.  I flew through it.  It's very serious for a children's book, especially with Diamond's fate, but I really, really loved it.  The crashes are awful, but I will persevere :)

Glad you're caught up.  Love your comments.

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The Ugly Duckling
« Reply #319 on: January 30, 2013, 10:38:57 PM »
Being old isn't so bad, you know.  I became an elder on the night Freddie ... left.  I don't like the other word.  I realize I'm very lucky to still have Eunice and that it could be like Grandpa Goopy and I would spend my final days of mortality alone.  That'd be awful.  We miss him lots.  We miss Sherlock too, but his urn gets to stay out, so he visits sometimes.  Mostly he likes to play with Moonglow.



He doesn't seem to notice Penni much.  She's kind of a ditzy dog and came with the piggy trait, so maybe genius, neat Sherlock doesn't feel she's worth his afterlife attention.  She is super cute, though.



There was only one day between losing Freddie and Eureka aging up.  Honestly, it flew past, but that could be because I kept asking my plants if they remembered the day she was born.  If they could slow time down a little.  And then suddenly it was dark outside, and Eureka was at her cake (which was my cake, but I never got to it).



I'm ashamed to say I've often had trouble relating to my precious daughter.  She is very different from me.  More cunning and more serious.  I've never felt as elated in my life as I did when she shot us parents a look of true happiness and excitement on the cusp of her adulthood.  She was more ready than any teen in the history of time.



Maybe that's why the sparkles came so fast.  Faster than I've ever seen them come.



"You're going to have The Hair!" Mona Lisa shouted.  She was right.



Eureka, though, didn't seem upset or fazed at all.  "Oh, finally," she said, and then I heard her laugh, maybe for the first time in years.  It was music to my heart.



She took the time to sit down with us for cake before dashing off to the mirror.  Granny was suggesting we have a nice party after her graduation day, maybe in the park.



I was just trying not to cry.  I never cried before Eureka was born, but it's not sad crying.  I felt really happy!  Eunice handed me her hanky.  She always knows what to do.  Then, Eureka ran off to her room and Mona Lisa cleared her throat and told us about a shower dye prank from a bygone era.

It was still not really full preparation for what Eureka was doing to herself.



It's blue!  Blues, even!  And for some reason, it's very pretty!  I don't know what to say!  I'm impressed and horrified!  Oh, just so long as she's happy.  We had planned for Eureka to take on the handy trait as her final choice, but she surprised us all and went with great kisser. 

"I need to have more fun," she said.  "I'm too depressed too much."

"Well, if you're feeling blue, darling, it might just be because of what's on your head," Eunice said.

Eureka threw a marshmallow at her and once again I felt like crying!  I'm such a big baby.  Eunice cuddled me that night and we cried a little together over how proud we are of our little girl.

It is true that Eureka's sadness seems to have lifted.  She even included a picture of her particularly awful formalwear that she'd aged up in and let everyone laugh about it.



She has blossomed into perfection.  Everything is ripe and perfect and well tended.  Perhaps I'm not a bad gardener when it comes to my baby girl after all.  I do grow plasma fruits and ghost chili peppers that I can never eat.  It doesn't mean I don't take care.  It doesn't mean they aren't perfect.  Right?

Anyway, I'm just being a sentimental old bag.  You want to see Eureka's clothes!

Everyday:



Formal:



Sleepwear:



Swimwear:



and Outerwear:



As much as I wanted to figure out a way to bond with this new, miraculous, shining creature, I allowed her time to herself on that first night as a woman.  She did what she's always done.  She built me a toy.  (It's a cow!  It says Moooo and everything!  I love it!)



The next morning, we all woke to find her in her cap and gown, ready to go.



She graduated with honors and was voted most popular.  This surprised her so much that she started laughing and snorting right in the middle of the ceremony.  We were all so happy to see her happy.  It didn't matter at all.



She'd asked Mona Lisa to prepare her museum room right away.  She said that if we regret not putting her in a wedding dress for it, we can always do that for her adult set. 



We spent the night of her graduation at the pub.  Worries and Woes indeed.  Everyone seemed to be having a good time.  Eunice was even learning a bit of mixology.



I decided to buy my daughter her first drink.  Honestly, it was my first drink too, but I own a pub, so we'll keep that between us.



It was nice.  It kind of tasted like soda pop, and sunshine, and burning.  It was wonderful and awful.



And for the first time, Eureka and I really talked

"I've always wanted to be like you.  Airy and light and happy with everything.  You seemed so ethereal, so unapproachable before.  This is nice.  We should talk more."

To my credit, I managed not to cry (at the time).

Then she put her head down a bit and sucked in her air.  "Oh, Watcher.  It's him!"



"Who? Who!" I asked, excitedly.

"Oh, no one.  Oh God," she moaned.  "Now I feel like a teen again."

"Ooh, he's handsome.  He's been to the house, hasn't he?" I asked.



She grinned a little.  "I was awful to him."

"Well, then, he'll just be so happy to see how much you've changed," I said, taking her empty glass.  "Go on then, go on.  Say hello."

"I can't," she insisted.

"This is where I seduced your father.  Good ju ju."

"Gross."

"Go on!"

"Oh, fine!"

And she did.


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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - The Ugly Duckling
« Reply #320 on: January 30, 2013, 10:46:55 PM »
Wow, Eureka is beautiful! I love her hair, it suits her perfectly--and the formalwear dress is magnificent!
Yes, Slim has returned! I just love the in-game sims with that mile-high hair. I love the second-to-last picture, where he's just rolling his eyes like he is just-too-cool. Slimmy for the winny!
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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - The Ugly Duckling
« Reply #321 on: January 30, 2013, 11:19:34 PM »
Eure is so pretty~

What's her everyday hair and her swimwear outfit?

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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - The Ugly Duckling
« Reply #322 on: January 30, 2013, 11:47:53 PM »
Wow, Eureka is beautiful! I love her hair, it suits her perfectly--and the formalwear dress is magnificent!
Yes, Slim has returned! I just love the in-game sims with that mile-high hair. I love the second-to-last picture, where he's just rolling his eyes like he is just-too-cool. Slimmy for the winny!

Haha, I was so happy that they had chemistry!  We shall see how it goes, but I think they could make beautiful babies together.

Eure is so pretty~

What's her everyday hair and her swimwear outfit?

I think her swimwear came with Monte Vista, but I'm not entirely sure.  The hair is here:  http://store.thesims3.com/productDetail.html?productId=OFB-SIM3:36025

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« Reply #323 on: January 30, 2013, 11:48:56 PM »
Euberto begins! Hurray! I have been rooting for him since you first showed his picture!
I really like her new look.
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« Reply #324 on: January 31, 2013, 12:30:39 AM »
Haha, I was so happy that they had chemistry!  We shall see how it goes, but I think they could make beautiful babies together.

I think her swimwear came with Monte Vista, but I'm not entirely sure.  The hair is here:  http://store.thesims3.com/productDetail.html?productId=OFB-SIM3:36025

I just checked on the store site to see if that swimsuit was there under Monte Vista, and all the clothing that comes with Monte Vista is two hairs, two female dresses, and that male fisherman/Huckleberry Finn outfit. Ergo it comes with something else. I don't mind if you can't find it in the end, it's just pretty^^

 

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