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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Dance of the Hours
« Reply #500 on: March 18, 2013, 05:41:40 PM »
Oh no! I will miss Orlando :'( Can you please PM me the link for Mata's braid? (I'm pretty sure its CC, right?) To bad Orlando didn't get to see Mata Hari for a long time when she was a child :(

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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Dance of the Hours
« Reply #501 on: March 18, 2013, 10:24:58 PM »
No, Orlando! Such bad timing!

Mata is a very pretty young lady--I love how her everyday dress is the Imaginary Friend dress!

It seemed to suit her!  Plus, it's fall, so the little wool hoodie dress seems comfy.

Well, at least he got to see her grow up to child  :'( *sniff, sniff*

I do love Mata Hari's clothes though. And her braid is sweet in its motivation. I had forgotten that Allegra could see us! Hi, Allegra! I'm sorry you lost your husband :(

I loved that.  It was almost like he hung on just until she was older and then he let go.  Not to get all personal and stuff, but my Dad died of cancer after a long coma on my 16th birthday.  it sorta felt like he waited around to see me through it and then he went.  It did remind me of that.  So, yeah, sad, but also really sweet.

Oh no! I will miss Orlando :'( Can you please PM me the link for Mata's braid? (I'm pretty sure its CC, right?) To bad Orlando didn't get to see Mata Hari for a long time when she was a child :(

Sent!  I'm now considering letting her have it her whole life. 



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« Reply #502 on: March 18, 2013, 11:09:44 PM »
My name is Mata Hari Classic and I'm an homage.



School is pretty fun.  It took me a while to stop crying all the time about Dad, but the family helps some.  The day it really stopped hurting was Spooky Day.  We all went to the festival because I had off of school.  Of course, when the day started, we were all feeling pretty bad.



It might look like my Grandma Rosetta doesn't feel sad, but she deals in her own way.



I don't understand her yet, but I'm sure I will when I get bigger.

Right now, I do the watch-and-learn.  The grown ups don't even see me there, outside the window, listening to them talk about things that aren't even fun!  Who cares about the secret ingredient in a pie!  Is that even REALLY what they're talking about?  And how come those party guests still haven't left?  it's been three days!

(Watcher's Note: I cannot ask them to leave.  The interaction is not there.  They will not go away.  I'll have to reset them next time I'm in the game.)



Surely there's more interesting stuff to talk about.  Like how Grandma Mona Lisa defaced the bathroom right after Dad left us.



Or maybe she "faced" it.  Ha!  I like Mona Lisa.  She's fun.  It was her idea to go to the festival, and then she was the judge and made the grannies bob apples!



I was the cheerleader.  And also a robber!



Granny says I "do incognito" very well!  It was really fun.  I put on different personalities like costumes and tried to trick the people at the festival.



This guy believed I was from a new family, just moved into town, and poor!  He gave me a free ice cream!  But Grandma Eureka chided me later for being dishonest when we can well afford ice cream.



Mom didn't want to let me go into the Spooky house, but I TOLD her I'm brave!  I became brave when I got big.  So she said o-kay, but didn't come with me.

It was awesome.  The Monsters were all like, "Mata Haaaaariiii, we're following you hooooome."

Well, bring it.  I'm not scared of no monsters.



We took a picture before we went back.  I put it on my new desk.  I looove my room that Dad built.  It's like I live inside his warm hug.  Even though he's gone.



We rode the motive mobile home, so we all felt good and ready to do more stuff that night.  So, Grandma Eden (she's my fave) took out some pumpkins from her garden and we made jack-o-lanterns.



I made a big, scary one like the monsters in the spook house.



Grandma Eden tried to make a ghost, but hers just came out super goofy.  Then Grandma Eureka thought it was funny and made a goofy one too.



Afterward, Mom said I had to do my homework while she went to the gym to throw potions at people.  She said, "I'm sure Rosetta will be happy to help you out."

But I said, 'No thanks, Grandma Eden always does homework with me."

And she said, "...if you're sure."

But yeah, I'm sure!  Grandma Eden is the smartest grandma.  And she likes me lots.



"So, if Susan has oranges for sale at $5 each or $20 for 5, and Billy has them for sale at $50 for 20, who should you buy oranges from?"

Eden says, "whose Oranges are juicer?  This question makes no sense."



Mom asked Grandma Mona Lisa to do my sculpture as soon as homework was done.



Then she was off to do whatever it is that she does when she's not playing the guitar.



I think people are extra forgiving on Spooky Day, because everyone acts kinda weird.  Granny had to have a talking-to with Duchess because she was tryin' to eat the deathfish.  Which would make her sick.



I told Mona Lisa I'd check for Monsters to keep her safe before we started my sculpture.



I didn't tell her I actually saw one.  It's okay.  I'm sure I can reason with it later.  Everything is reasonable once you win it over, right?  And I'm the winningest of girls.



She probably wouldn't believe me anyway.  I asked if I could do my sculpture in my robber costume and she said okay.  I liked it.  I think I look pretty good in the cognito.



I asked Mona Lisa if I could stay to watch the sculpture.  I wasn't tired anymore because of the motive mobile, swear.  She said okay.  Really I just wanted to protect her from the Monster until I figure out how to reason with it. 

Unfortunately, I fell asleep anyway.  Being a Classic kid is hard work!


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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Push Ups
« Reply #503 on: March 19, 2013, 06:58:35 AM »
Good update! Mata Hari is shaping up to be a really fun character.

And if the oranges are exactly the same, aside from price, the answer is Billy.
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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Push Ups
« Reply #504 on: March 19, 2013, 08:02:36 AM »
I love the picture of your little burglar curled up on the bed. As for the oranges, sure, Billy has the better price, but what if you don't want that many?
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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Push Ups
« Reply #505 on: March 19, 2013, 10:17:35 AM »
As for the oranges, sure, Billy has the better price, but what if you don't want that many?
I Dunno. Give them to my youngest brother who can go through them pretty quick? Heck, I don't even like oranges that much. (Now, if the question was, "If Gwendy went to the butcher's . . .") And if you're charging $5 for a single orange, it better be the biggest, best tasting orange the world has ever seen.
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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Push Ups
« Reply #506 on: March 19, 2013, 03:57:31 PM »
I found this yesterday and read pretty much all the time. You are an amazing writer. Your characters come alive. Mata Hari is adorable, as are all of your immortals.



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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Push Ups
« Reply #507 on: March 19, 2013, 03:59:43 PM »
I wouldn't buy either anyway, I don't even like oranges  ::)

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« Reply #508 on: March 19, 2013, 04:18:41 PM »
I wouldn't buy either anyway, I don't even like oranges  ::)

Lol Me either Ella haha... I truly do enjoy reading about the Classics!!! such a great writer and the characters all have their own voice i love it  :)

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« Reply #509 on: March 19, 2013, 06:11:34 PM »
I love Mata Hari! She is already shaping up to follow her namesake pretty well. The little clues you drop, about her being "in cognito" etc are really fun.
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« Reply #510 on: March 19, 2013, 06:23:40 PM »

"In the cognito!" Haha, I love it! I love her! She's adorable and spunky and, yes, the winningest of all girls! I'm looking forward to little Mata all grown up.

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« Reply #511 on: March 19, 2013, 09:01:53 PM »
The word "sprightly" comes to mind when analyzing Mata Hari's writing style.
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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Push Ups
« Reply #512 on: March 20, 2013, 08:17:35 PM »
Good update! Mata Hari is shaping up to be a really fun character.

And if the oranges are exactly the same, aside from price, the answer is Billy.

I love the picture of your little burglar curled up on the bed. As for the oranges, sure, Billy has the better price, but what if you don't want that many?

I Dunno. Give them to my youngest brother who can go through them pretty quick? Heck, I don't even like oranges that much. (Now, if the question was, "If Gwendy went to the butcher's . . .") And if you're charging $5 for a single orange, it better be the biggest, best tasting orange the world has ever seen.

Man, you guys really applied yourselves to Mata's homework.  Now I wish I'd created a more challenging problem :p

I found this yesterday and read pretty much all the time. You are an amazing writer. Your characters come alive. Mata Hari is adorable, as are all of your immortals.

Thank you so much!  I love knowing I have another reader :)  You got through it really fast!

I wouldn't buy either anyway, I don't even like oranges  ::)

Eden would likely accept this answer.

Lol Me either Ella haha... I truly do enjoy reading about the Classics!!! such a great writer and the characters all have their own voice i love it  :)

Aw, thank you so much!  Each of the ladies is definitely an individual person in my mind.

I love Mata Hari! She is already shaping up to follow her namesake pretty well. The little clues you drop, about her being "in cognito" etc are really fun.

Thanks!  She keeps rolling wishes to be an acrobat.  If I had more performing venues set up in Monte Vista, I'd consider it, but alas.

"In the cognito!" Haha, I love it! I love her! She's adorable and spunky and, yes, the winningest of all girls! I'm looking forward to little Mata all grown up.

I'm having fun with her.  I'm hoping I can get her to super spy while she's still youngish so I can enjoy all her pre-work costume changes.

The word "sprightly" comes to mind when analyzing Mata Hari's writing style.

That's a great word for her!

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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Push Ups
« Reply #513 on: March 20, 2013, 08:21:51 PM »
If you take a screenshot of Mata working on her teen homework with Eden, you can come up with a more challenging problem.  ;D

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« Reply #514 on: March 20, 2013, 09:02:24 PM »
I hear a lot that goes on in the house when I'm engaged in my work.  I always have one ear dedicated to the voices and goings on in the house while I'm at the canvas or the sculpting station.  I don't want to miss any of it.



"Bobby and Susan are throwing a bonfire party for seventeen people.  They have eighteen pieces of kindling and twenty pieces of charcoal.  Using the figures on page 23, who should they call first if ..." Mata Hari trailed off, flipping back to check her reference.

"The police," Eden said, firmly.  "Why are these children playing with fire?  Where are their parents?"



These little tidbits always pay off hilariously later.

"Seriously, should we call someone?"

"No, Ma, calm down."



This will culminate later in ways I'd never seen coming.

"So, I told Eden to contact the school board about a fire safety course, and now we're paying for a full accident avoidance program.  I've no idea what got into her..."



The best part is that I know Mata made that question up.  I checked her homework later.



She can be a bit of a troublemaker at times, but never in any real, harmful way.  Rosetta caught her trying to whoopie cushion the desk chair in Eureka's room recently.  Though Mata was able to beg herself out of any punishment.

Rosetta says to me sometimes that she thinks it's dangerous to have that much charisma in such a little package.



She does manage to talk her way into information a child has no business knowing.  Somehow when she asks, it seems harmless.



Then suddenly you realize you've just read her a book about a man who died four times and had two alien babies, AND let her know she's his direct descendant.



Unlike her mother, Mata Hari is perfectly content on her own.  She loves working out until she's fatigued within an inch of her life.



I am just charmed by this kid.  She tolerates us grannies pretty well. 

"You're so cute," I said recently.  "Don't prank Eureka, though.  She will dye your hair pink before you even know what hit you, you adorable little deviant."



I think the pink hair bit freaked her out a little, so she did chores on her own for a few days as not to obtain Eureka's wrath.



She also started working out in her room so we'd stop cooing over how adorable she is.



Honestly, she and her mother are quite a lot alike, though Mata will likely never be the beauty Allegra is.  She more than has the charm to make up for it.  It makes me miss when my Rosetta was just a kid with big, round glasses.



When I took the paintings down to the museum to place them for Allegra and Mata, I had the shock of my life.  Sometime between her toddler years and now.  All of my work.  My lifetimes of work.  It all appears to be gone.



I panicked.  Eden contacted the Watcher who contacted whoever she answers to, and because the frames and sculpture stumps have retained their names and worth, we haven't failed, but I can't really express the amount of heartache I've experienced at the loss of those memories.

Allegra says not to worry.  Her art disappears into air and her supermax is all about consumption and throwing potions.



She doesn't really understand my attachment, I think.  But, she is on track, and has accomplished her supermax and her LTW of being super popular, so she's doing her part while I do mine.  As a band manager, she has great access to the theater now and gave Mata Hari a grand tour.



Mata enjoyed it so much that Allegra is considering taking her entire class on the tour once Mata starts high school.



They're loving playing in the snow together.  All the snow angels dotting the lawn remind me of when Eden was little.



And the snowmen remind me of Rosetta's childhood.



The igloos, however, are new.  I love watching the light bounce off of the inside while Mata Hari plays pretend within.



On the morning of her birthday, we gathered in the kitchen and I felt keenly aware that we were losing one of the last children the house would ever see.  I'd miss her so small and rambunctious.  I just hoped she dealt with teendom better than Eureka or I had.



"I wish ... hmmm," she said.  "I wish to be irresistible!"



Now, if you ask me, that was a wasted wish.  The child already is.  But you can't help but cheer for her.



"You're going to have The Hair!" I shouted, which got laughs from the others.



She didn't though.  She had the style Eden had worn as a teen.  There she was, tall and grown up.  One step closer to adulthood.


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Re: The Classic Immortal Dynasty - Water Lilies
« Reply #515 on: March 20, 2013, 09:06:36 PM »
Oh no!  I hope your paintings and sculptures turn out okay!

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« Reply #516 on: March 20, 2013, 09:36:45 PM »
I wanna see her after her makeover :( Loved the update! You should give a new homework question every update, LOL

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« Reply #517 on: March 20, 2013, 09:48:09 PM »
Oh no -- all your beautiful paintings! I'm glad you can still get credit, but you put so much work into them.

I like the way Mata looks. She reminds me of Cheyenne Fox from Appaloosa Plains.
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« Reply #518 on: March 20, 2013, 09:58:47 PM »
No, the paintings! At least that didn't make you fail!

Mata looks like she is going to be very pretty, and congratulations to Allegra on supermaxing alchemy!
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« Reply #519 on: March 20, 2013, 10:20:17 PM »
Oh, I hope the paintings and sculptures come back! Mine have vanished a few times but they've come back.
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« Reply #520 on: March 20, 2013, 10:39:08 PM »
Wow, sorry to hear about your paintings.  :'( Mata makes a beautiful teen, though!  ;D

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« Reply #521 on: March 21, 2013, 01:15:05 AM »
Nothing new to say about the paintings or sculptures, but I do want to say that Mata can never be ugly. It contradicts everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, to have an unattractive Classic. When my favorite Sim ever was a child, I thought she was disfigured. Attachment will always override sensory information... Even if it shouldn't. Besides, it's what's on the inside, right?
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« Reply #522 on: March 21, 2013, 02:04:16 AM »
Nice to hear from Mona Lisa! When I saw Water Lilies I though Eden, but then that makes sense. I'm so sad to see the paintings and photos are gone. That happens to me when I save and place a house. Hopefully with restarting and deleting caches they'll come back. From what little we've seen, Mata Hari looks good! I too look forward to seeing her makeover. I like the character she's developing. Every Classic immortal is so different from the others, while yet retaining a sense of cohesion as a unit. I can't remember if I've already said this, but they also definitely seem to be getting more modern as they go along. That only makes sense, since time is progressing.
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« Reply #523 on: March 21, 2013, 02:43:12 AM »
I love it when Eden tries to help with homework. The whole thing with the hypothetical fire was absolutely brilliant!  ;D

And Mata Hari is absolutely adorable in every way. I really don't think we have anything to worry about.  ;)
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« Reply #524 on: March 21, 2013, 07:23:16 PM »
Oh no!  I hope your paintings and sculptures turn out okay!

Oh no -- all your beautiful paintings! I'm glad you can still get credit, but you put so much work into them.

I like the way Mata looks. She reminds me of Cheyenne Fox from Appaloosa Plains.

I know :(  I'm pretty broken up about it (though relieved I don't have to quit or go back to my earlier save - which is Allegra's wedding day).  I looked up Cheyenne and they could definitely be related!

I wanna see her after her makeover :( Loved the update! You should give a new homework question every update, LOL

Coming right up.  Haha, I'm not sure I could come up with a lateral thinking response on Eden's part often enough to include it every update!  I love the idea of someone preferring Eden's outlook to the intellectual one, though.

No, the paintings! At least that didn't make you fail!

Mata looks like she is going to be very pretty, and congratulations to Allegra on supermaxing alchemy!

Wow, sorry to hear about your paintings.  :'( Mata makes a beautiful teen, though!  ;D

Oh, I hope the paintings and sculptures come back! Mine have vanished a few times but they've come back.

Thanks guys.  I'm hoping mine will just reappear, magically.  If nothing else, at least I have a lot of screenshots of the museum.  And I guess my "clip show" post with Eureka reflecting on the old photos and stuff was well timed.

Nothing new to say about the paintings or sculptures, but I do want to say that Mata can never be ugly. It contradicts everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, to have an unattractive Classic. When my favorite Sim ever was a child, I thought she was disfigured. Attachment will always override sensory information... Even if it shouldn't. Besides, it's what's on the inside, right?

Aw, I'd never call her ugly (even if she was!).  I have come around to how she looks, though.  Nothing a bit of winged eyeliner can't remedy.

I love it when Eden tries to help with homework. The whole thing with the hypothetical fire was absolutely brilliant!  ;D

And Mata Hari is absolutely adorable in every way. I really don't think we have anything to worry about.  ;)

Thanks!  I loved how well those screenshots worked together.