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Scientia Immortal Dynasty (new chapter 04/10/14)
« on: January 30, 2013, 05:55:39 AM »
Hi everyone!
Welcome to the Scientia immortal dynasty, a dynasty of scientists and seekers of knowledge! I chose the surname Scientia, which is latin for knowledge, and the origin of the word science.
My founder is Darwin,and he's going to supermax gardening. The dynasty is in Riverview, so I have moved in Jon Lessen to do sculptures (and provide a car to fund the house). Jon has adopted a daughter, Jo, who will paint, fish and cook. Pictures to follow!
This is the first story I'm ever posting on this forum, so suggestions and comments are all welcomed!

Immortal stats:

Darwin Scientia: Made Immortal in chapter 11

Franklin Scientia: Made Immortal in chapter 24

Pasteur Scientia: Made Immortal in chapter 31

Newton Scientia: Made Immortal in chapter 38

Einstein Scientia: Made Immortal in chapter 44

Faraday Scientia:
Lifetime Wish: Golden tongue, Golden fingers     Done!
Career: Politics
Supermax: charisma                               Done!
Building: doo peas corporate towers     Done!
Property: old town cemetery                 Done!
LTRs: Attractive, observant, legendary host         Done!
6 best friends:
6 Blackops: Young politician's club induction, Hi I'm Chad, Sorting the section, local musician showdown, bestest friends, lobster crisis   Done!
Paintings:To, C, Te, YA, A,
Sculptures:To, C, Te, YA, A,
Photos:To, C, Te, YA, A,
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (introduction)
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 09:03:06 AM »
Chapter 1: The Origin of the Species



Darwin: Good day to you ladies and gentlemen of the esteemed forum! My name is Darwin, Charles Darwin, and I am an esteemed geologist and biologist from the age of queen Victoria. I am greatly honored to be-
Betabee: Enough with the introducing yourself already! we need to get on with telling the forum about how day 1 went.
Darwin:Oh great. A watcher.
Betabee: What, you thought a victorian gentleman knows enough about immortal dynasties to run one all by himself? You've got a lot to learn, my friend.
Darwin: I do agree with you on that last point.



Betabee: Oh, and this is your beagle. He's called Watson.
Darwin: Why?
Betabee: Why what?
Darwin: Why do I need a dog? Why is it a beagle? And why the name Watson?
Betabee: Hunting, historical reference, and a clue to generation 2. Now set to!



Betabee: Here's the customary empty field shot that seems to occur at the start of all immortal dynasties.



Darwin: Why am I talking to a musician of all people?
Betabee:We need a sponsor for our scientific research. Plus, you need a painter and/or sculptor. And he's just across the road.
Darwin: What about Billy Caspian?
Betabee: Couldn't be bothered to send you right across town. Besides, good looks aren't everything!



Betabee: After moving in Jon Lessen, selling his car and starting to build the house, I honestly didn't intend to make the floorplan look like anything in particular. But looking from above, who does this remind you of?



So, here comes the house tour! I've only furnished the ground floor so far, the upper floors can wait for later. This is the art studio and bedroom.



The kitchen diner. you may notice a colour theme going on. Since darwin's field of study is biology (the life sciences) the house is going to be green until I get bored of it.



The indoor nursery, where Darwin can tend his large plant collection without them going dormant on him. The trees will be put in an orchard out the back, but for now are by the front door.



The entrance hall and study area. After taking this I also put here some things for Watson to use.



To conclude the first house tour, here's a picture of the outside of the house. I will landscape it properly at a later date.
So, back to the story!



Jon: Yes, it has always been my dearest wish to adopt a little girl to paint portraits of a friend I just moved in with cherish and raise as my very own.



Betabee: Hello Jo, welcome to the Science House!
Jo: What the. . ?
Betabee: Yes, I'm your watcher. Now get to a dresser so we can change those clothes to something better, dear.
Jo: They didn't say anything about watchers when they told me I was being adopted by Jon Lessen!



Betabee: Lovely purple eyes, but that greeny-brown hair has to go, my dear. Any hairdye colour preference?
Jo: Um. . . Just another shade of brown will do.



Jo: You dressed me as a pixie? Really?
Betabee: Make the most of childhood, dear. Now go get some sleep. You've got painting to do tomorrow!



Watson: What?
Betabee: You can talk?
Watson:Yes, and you're disturbing my nap. Go away, watcher!
Betabee: I thought you were friendly!
Watson: Not at naptime.



And so day 1 ends with Jon beginning the lonely and caffine-powered task of producing 25 ice sculptures before Darwin's adult birthday.
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (introduction)
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 09:33:38 AM »
If I wasn't in public right now, I would have audibly laughed at Darwin having a pet beagle.

Great start. I like the humor and the house looks cool too.

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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (introduction)
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 09:43:43 AM »
Great start! The house looks fantastic--I do so envy those who are capable of building in a non-box like shape!
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (introduction)
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 01:21:01 PM »
Good start! Riverview seems like just the place for Darwin, and I love the title of your first chapter. Is the beagle named Watson after Sherlock Holmes's friend or the Watson of DNA fame?
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (introduction)
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 05:55:28 PM »
I am seriously laughing. A beagle! That was perfect!

You've got me hooked already. I can't wait to read more!



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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (introduction)
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 06:00:04 PM »
Out of curiosity, will Generation 2 either A) Be a doctor, B) Be named Sherlock, C) All of the above, or D) I'm way off?
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (introduction)
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013, 07:23:46 AM »
Great start! I like your sense of humor lol. Can't wait for more! ;D

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2013, 09:33:02 AM »
Bookmarked, Jo's purple eyes are beautiful. :)

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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (introduction)
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2013, 03:03:41 PM »
I also find it hilariously appropriate that Darwin has a beagle. I'm confused though, is his name Charles Darwin or Darwin Scientia? And if gardening is to be the supermax, why not Mendel? That is all, I quite like this beginning!
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (introduction)
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2013, 03:15:17 PM »
Good start! Riverview seems like just the place for Darwin, and I love the title of your first chapter. Is the beagle named Watson after Sherlock Holmes's friend or the Watson of DNA fame?
Out of curiosity, will Generation 2 either A) Be a doctor, B) Be named Sherlock, C) All of the above, or D) I'm way off?

E) Maybe. wait and see!  ;)

I also find it hilariously appropriate that Darwin has a beagle. I'm confused though, is his name Charles Darwin or Darwin Scientia? And if gardening is to be the supermax, why not Mendel? That is all, I quite like this beginning!

He's Darwin Scientia, but you can call him Charles for short. Or Darwin. I didn't think of Mendel!

Thankyou to everyone who has commented! I hope to have another update for you tomorrow.
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty Chapter 2:The Descent of Man
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 04:53:28 PM »
Chapter 2: The Descent of Man



Betabee: The week started so well. Darwin became a self-employed gardener,



He spent some time at the elixir shop,



He even fully upgraded his property, Lost Willow Park, by placing this fetching statue.
Darwin: Only because you couldn't be bothered to do any actual remodelling of the park.



Darwin: Things went downhill from there. We got zombies,



aliens,



and to top it all off, the consignment store clerk looked a bit too pale.



He even decided to come visit! Aaaaaahhhh!



Betabee: Dear forum members, I hope ou understand that Darwin is a victorian gentleman of delicate and frail nerves. He is naturally rational, and so the apperance of various occulots in town has left him a bit. . . unhinged.



Darwin: Hey! It wasn't just me! It got Jon feeling a bit funny as well!
Betabee: I think he was frustrated at the broken toilet, actually.



Betabee: We managed to restore Darwin to rights through a bit of pet therapy,



including buying him a new puppy. This is Helix.



Darwin: Hi Jo. Happy two-days-before-your-birthday!
Jo: Thanks for the camera Darwin! Though don't you mean 'happy unbirthday'?
Darwin: I was a bit old for alice in wonderland when it was published. I guess it's shorter though.



Jo: How's it going?
Jon: I've done about 10 so far. Only 15 more to go!
Jo: Keep at it. Good work. I'm going to go get some cake.



Jo: I wish for no more pixie costume!




Jo: Watcher! Dresser, quickly!



Betabee: Not bad after a change of clothes and hairstyle. Now back to the easel!
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (introduction)
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2013, 11:09:55 PM »
Haha.  I enjoy your sense of humour. It is indeed a very fetching statue.
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (introduction)
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2013, 12:37:59 AM »
Nice start Betabee ;)

The house looks great! Jo also looks cool and the dogs are cute
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2013, 09:50:44 AM »
Watson is just so incredibly adorable.  Love that picture of him on the bed.  And hey, vampire Hunter Cottoneye isn't necessarily a bad thing.  He makes pretty (buff) babies if you need him later on.  Keep the beard, though.  He looks weird without the facial hair.

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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (new update 10/02/13)
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2013, 12:02:44 PM »
Watson is just so incredibly adorable.  Love that picture of him on the bed.  And hey, vampire Hunter Cottoneye isn't necessarily a bad thing.  He makes pretty (buff) babies if you need him later on.  Keep the beard, though.  He looks weird without the facial hair.

The main reason I like him being a vampire at the moment is that he can be a best friend for Darwin at some point. I'll wait see about using him as a spouse though- with the theme I've got running at the moment, most of the immortals will probably be guys.

Nice start Betabee ;)

The house looks great! Jo also looks cool and the dogs are cute

Haha.  I enjoy your sense of humour. It is indeed a very fetching statue.

Thanks!

Chapter 3: Evolution



Betabee: Enjoying your new toy?
Darwin: As a geologist, I think this is a wonderful invention! Reducing the time it takes to cut up gems is amazing! I'll have to investigate its operation further. . .
Betabee: Ok, just remember to sell all the gems once they're cut. Watson didn't dig them all out of the garden for nothing, you know.



Betabee: Why do all kids in buses give the drivers shifty looks?
Jo: I don't know. Maybe to intimidate them into taking us to the right house.
Driver: Or because we need to tell them to be quiet every five minutes so we can focus on driving!
Jo, Betabee: Sorry!



Betabee: Hey, it's my first gnome!



Betabee: Thankyou for the free money, please stop cluttering up my house. (note: my general policy with magic gnomes is to sell them. That was probably the only magic gnome you will see in this dynasty. The way I see it, I sent the gnome on to a better place where it won't get kicked over or trampled on.)



Betabee: Wow, Jo! What happened?
Jo: I got Darwin to buy me a Lean and Mean from the elixir shop. Beats exercise.



Zombie: I'm siinnnnngggging in the rain! Just sssiiiiiinnnnnngggggging in the rain. . .
Betabee: Scenes like this almost make me like zombies.



Betabee: But that thought is eradicated when they start eating the beginning of my orchard.



Jon: I've finished the 25th ice sculpture!
Betabee: Well done!
Jon: Do I get a reward? I really should get a medal. A makeover at least.
Betabee: Next update, Jon, next update. For now, go get some sleep before sculpting Darwin.



Betabee: In quick succession Darwin's portrait. . .



and sculpture were completed. Jo had already taken Darwin's photo. . .



So I now present Darwin's young adult museum pieces!
Darwin: I thought they'd look more impressive.
Betabee: The final result will be suitably awe-inspring, don't worry.



Jon: I slave for weeks on end to make ice sculptures, and this is my reward? Alchemy?!
Betabee: Look on the bright side, at least you're no longer chained to the coffee maker.
Jon: But now I'm getting caffiene withdrawal symptoms!
Betabee: I just can't win . . .



Darwin: What's going on? Why did that statue turn gold?
Betabee: You just chugged a Midas touch elixir so we could get more funds. So get on with some statue touching!



(2^4)-1 gold statues later. . .
Darwin: Right, I'm off to bed.
Betabee: But the elixir lasts another three hours!
Darwin: You've got at least 190 grand in the bank. Surely you can renovate the first floor with that!
Betabee: Fine, I'll do it, but don't call me shirley.



Betabee: So welcome to the second house tour! This is Jo's new room.



Jon now has his own alchemist's lair.



Darwin's room has a leafy theme.



I also added a room for free skills, such as painting, sculpting and logic, which should keep Darwin and co. occupied for a few generations at least.



A zombie-proof fence was installed around the revived trees. . .



And the now redundant art studio bedroom was remodelled into a living room.
This concludes the second house tour. See you next time!
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (new update 10/02/13)
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2013, 08:57:42 PM »
Sorry Jon, that's the life you signed up for when you became a Dynasty skill slave helper!
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (new update 10/02/13)
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2013, 06:39:36 AM »
Do you have Generations? With it you can have a gnome family! Theres a place on the forum where you can find out more, but I forgot  :-[

Anyway, nice house renovation!
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (new update 10/02/13)
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2013, 06:12:01 PM »
Sorry Jon, that's the life you signed up for when you became a Dynasty skill slave helper!

Jon: Such is the mistreatment of dynasty skill slaves. I'm going along to a counselling group for it with Agnes Crumplebottom and Christopher Steel.

Do you have Generations? With it you can have a gnome family! Theres a place on the forum where you can find out more, but I forgot  :-[

Anyway, nice house renovation!


I like the idea of having a gnome family, but am quite worried it'll slow my game down later, especially near the end of the dynasty when it might get buggy. Maybe I'll try collecting gnomes in another game file.
Glad you like the house!

Now, onto an update!

Chapter 4: All creatures great and small



Watson: Here is where the creature known as Darwin sleeps. It sleeps for about a third of the day, then spends most of its day harvesting berries and mushrooms from caves known to most as 'the scientia house'. The Darwin is a very specialised creature: its opposable thumbs make it easier to pick up the fruits it needs to survive, while its legs are adapted to make the long trek to the grocery store, where the Darwin exchanges its harvested goods for other items it needs to survive.
Darwin: Watson? Who are you talking to? I can hear you, you know!



Watson: And as the Darwin awakes, I know I must make my escape. But come back next week, readers, for more inside information on the habits of that elusive creature, the Darwin.
Darwin: Watson! Come back here!
Betabee: Maybe going into nature documentries isn't the best career plan for Watson.



Darwin: I've maximised my gardening skill. Can I stop now?
Betabee: You've got another skill challenge and several more thousand simoleons of crops to harvest yet.
Darwin: But otherwise Watson will continue to try and make documentries about me!
Betabee: Don't worry about it too much- he hasn't even hired a camera crew to follow you around.



Betabee: Given that Jon has been a very good skill slave Dynasty helper, I thought it was abut time to give him a new wardrobe.



Jon: Well, any good rockstar needs to convince the forum he's cool,



groovy,



absolutely awesome. . .




Betabee: And not 4 days from his elder birthday. In order those were: normal, formal, outerwear, swimwear, sleepwear and athletic.
Jon: Hey!
Betabee: Don't 'Hey' me- your not a lady, so it isn't that rude to tell the good members of the forum your age. And they won't spread it round too much. Right?  ;)



Helix: betabee, why do you insist on showing one of my puppy photos?
Betabee: Because you looked cute back then.
Helix: I'm still cute now!
Betabee: You were cuter then.



Helix: I'm sure the forum are far more interested in the sparklefight I had.



Betabee: And the photo of you as an adult, yes. How do you know so much about the forum?
Helix: Just because I'm a dog doesn't mean I can't read.
Betabee: I should have known- first the dogs can speak, now they can navigate the internet. . .



Jo: I do love multitab.
Betabee: So do I. Now you've maxed fishing, you can move onto cookery.
Jo: When can I go to dad's dynasty helper counselling group?
Jon: I'll take you along next week!



Betabee: Shouldn't you be gardening?
Darwin: Unfortunately, I'm not a fairy, so I can't make plants grow faster.
Betabee: Might as well start blowing things up then.
Darwin: I'm a geologist, not a chemist!



Betabee: The house looks so pretty in snow. . .
Watson: I know you think it's pretty, but you're not the one sitting in it!



Jo: Another day, another easel shot where I max a skill. Only this time I'm actually maximising my painting skill.
Betabee: Well done Jo. Now, off to the sculpting station!
Jo: No such thing as a break . . .



Betabee: I'm so glad Watson saved up for the flea removing machine.
Helix: So are we. And so will the puppies be.
Betabee: What?! Puppies?!
Helix: That is why you got the bigger doghouse, wasn't it? Watson and I are expecting.
Betabee: Well, I'm off to google some suitable names. Suggestions are welcomed!



Jo: I don't need to drink loads of coffee do I?
Betabee: Relax! Your father isn't even an elder yet. Plus, he's also made you a few potent invigorating elixirs to help out!
Jo: Nooo! Not staying up for days on end!
Betabee: I thought you were a teenager and did mad stuff like that anyway . . .


Betabee:Though I said I wouldn't show any more gnomes, I thought a freezer bunny gnome in the snow was too hard to resist!



Betabee: And as this chapter draws to a close, special continued thanks to Jo for aquiring a food replicator for ambrosia-storing efforts.

Next time: puppies, birthdays, and more typical dynasty activities!
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (new update 17/02/13)
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2013, 08:59:50 PM »

Haha, I love Watson giving a nature documentary on "The Darwin." Well Darwin, what comes around, goes around!

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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (new update 17/02/13)
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2013, 04:05:29 PM »
Haha, I love Watson giving a nature documentary on "The Darwin." Well Darwin, what comes around, goes around!

Well, we know the Darwin is quite a special and unique creature!

Chapter 5: Climbing Plants



Betabee: I never really noticed how thoughtful sims can look when they're sculpting.
Jo: So should I add a hole here, or will that collapse the structure? Hmmm. . . .



Jo: So that's ambrosia learned. Off I go back to the sculpting station like a good little dynasty skill slave.
Betabee: Oh, don't sound so down. We've just about got everything we need for ambrosia now. Darwin has life fruit growing, you know how to catch Deathfish and make ambrosia. And Darwin isn't even an adult yet!
Jo: So when do I get a break?
Betabee: Once those ice sculptures stop melting.
Jo: Well, at least the end is in sight.



Betabee: The next day was quite eventful. Helix had a puppy, a little boy called Wilkins.
 


Meanwhile in the kitchen. . .
Jon: Now, what do I really want for my birthday. . . I know! A cute little puppy!





Jon: Wow, it worked!
Betabee: But remember kids: A puppy is for life, not just for snowflake day!



Watson: Wow, he looks just like me!
Helix: Not completely, dear, his fur is a bit darker.
Watson: What do you mean, darker?
Helix: Doesn't have the grey flecks that are starting to appear.
Watson: I don't have grey flecks!
Betabee: Let's leave the happy(ish) couple to fawn over their new puppy. . .



Betabee: Here's a better picture to exhibit young Wilkins' cuteness!



Betabee: As you can see, Jon's outfits are still more suited to . . . less mature individuals. And where did that outerwear picture go. . .?
Jon: I burnt it.
Betabee: What?!
Jon: The bobble hat is silly. I didn't want the forum to see.
Jo: But dad, you need to wear it. It's cold out there, we don't want you to catch a chill!
Jon: See how I'm treated? Now I'm old, even my daughter is ganging up on me. . .



Darwin: Hello, random friend of Jo's from school. Have a potent friendship elixir.
Carlotta: Thanks! . . . I think.



Betabee: Since Jon has been doing an exceptional job of sculpting and mixing elixirs, I thought he deserved a trip to the movies.
Jon: Yes, it was a very good movie, I really must attend the pictures more often. . .
Betabee: (whispering) It's also a sneaky chance to see the bobble hat!



Darwin: Watcher. . .
Betabee: Yes?
Darwin: Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't a chemical explosion cause me to have less hair, rather than more?
Betabee: Umm. . . Maybe the ash from the explosion has fertilising qualities? What did you use in that mixture anyway?
Darwin: I can't remember. And the paper I wrote the ingredients on has dissolved in acid.
Betabee: Oh well.



Betabee: Some things never change.
Jon: It's not my fault! I had an unfortunate experience during potty training. I don't want to talk about it. . .



Jo: Show them my prom pics!
Betabee: Ok then. Here's a closeup of her especially picked out hairdo,



And a more general view of her custom-made dress.



Betabee: All of which she didn't wear because of the snow. Oh well.
Jo: At least you took pictures beforehand!
Betabee: True, very true. The forum can appreciate your dress even if your classmates couldn't.



Darwin: Hockey surely has evolved since I last played. Are you sure ice hockey is such a good idea?



Watson: And so to continue with the next installment of 'Walking with Darwins', we examine the habits of the Darwin in its natural habitat. Surrounded by special containers containing the plants it needs for survival, the Darwin spends most of its day tending these
isolated specimens. Its caves are a very specialised habitat, a niche where life flourishes despite the harsh and hostile conditions outside this set of caves. . .
Darwin: Watson?! What have I told you about entering the plant nursery? You're not going to try and eat the tomatoes again, are you? And haven't I already told you to stop with the nature documentaries?
Watson: (runs away)



Jo: Yay, no more school!
Betabee: You do know it's 3 in the morning on a saturday. . .
Jo: I'm not taking any chances! No school, here I come!




Jo: I aged up in a jumpsuit?! Watcher!



Betabee: A Lean and Mean and dresser trip later, I think she's turned out quite nicely. Don't you?

Next time: As Darwin approaches adulthood, I see nooboos on a distant horizon. . .

Edited: for typos (thanks Eldridge!)
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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (new update 14/03/13)
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2013, 06:34:49 AM »
Apologies for a long time between updates, but real life has been hectic. Luckily, I'm now nearly on my easter break from university so updates should be a bit more frequent for the next few weeks.

Chapter 6: The expression of emotion in man and animals, part 1



Betabee: Hi Jo. What are you up to?
Jo: Fishing for deathfish, obviously.
Betabee: That's my girl.



And so, Jo's graduation day arrives, along with the first day of spring. Horray!



If any forum member has an explanation for why the fairies are protesting about unicorns, I'm all ears. Though this did yield a useful bit of information. . .



First reaction of a Watcher to Billy Caspian turning into a fairy? Yay!!!



Betabee: Well done Jo, what did you get?
Jo: Valedictorian and Most Artistic.
Betabee: Well done!



Obviously not everyone was quite as pleased as I was about the fairies protesting.



Darwin: Jon, I need to talk to you about Jo.
Betabee: What about Jo?
Jon: Private conversation, Watcher. Go watch Jo sculpting or something.



That evening, it was Darwin's adult birthday.



Betabee: Are you sure you didn't want to do more experimentation into hair fertiliser?
Darwin: The recipe I found left it all spiky, which is not at all becoming for a victorian gentleman.
Betabee: Ok, if you're sure. . .



Darwin: Jo, we need to talk.
Jo: What about?
Darwin: You. Are you staying or going?
Jo: What do you mean?



Darwin: You're a young adult now, so you don't have to stay if you don't want to. I'd understand. I mean, you've been here since you were a child.
Jo: But if I leave, your dynasty would fail. I can't leave.



Darwin: Maybe what I mean is, you might want a life outside skilling and fulfilling requirements for me or anyone else. Where you could have a job, go to the movies, do what you like. . .
Jo: Darwin, I havve considered this.
Darwin: Really?
Jo: May I tell you why I'm staying?
Darwin: Yes, go on.
Jo: Well, I decided to stay the other day when I went along with Dad to the Dynasty Helper support group. . .



Agnes: Welcome to the 23rd quarterly dynasty helper support group. Now, who are we missing this week? The turnout is quite low, I must say.




Chris: Matt Hamming is at home with the flu. The Knacks are on holiday somewhere in Norway- I can't quite remember the name, it looked like quite a lovely town from the postcard they sent. Jon, doesn't Billy normally take the train with you? Where is he this week?
Jon: He's gone to Moonlight Falls for a month or two- said something about discovering his true fairy nature.
Agnes: And you, young lady, must be Jo, am I correct?
Jo: Yes, I'm Jo. Pleased to meet you, ma'am.
Agnes: Jo, there's no need for formality here. Call me Agnes. We're all friends here.
Jo: That's good to know, m. . . Agnes.



Agnes: As your father may have told you, Jo, the purpose of these meeting is to let loose all the bad feeling you get from being mistreated by dynasty founders. Let the anger go and the wounds heal. So would you like to share your story with the group?



Jo: Ok. Erm. . . hi everyone, I'm Jo, and I'm a dynasty helper. I've been in the scientia household for several years now, since I was a child. Before that I was in an orphanage, but I don't really want to tak about that much. It was hard there. When I first arrived at the scientia household, I was a bit uncertain about helping out a dynasty, but I think it's grown on me since then.
Agnes & Chris: What?!
Jo: I like painting. And sculpting. I certainly wouldn't have learned those skills back in the orphanage.



Jo: I have learnt so much during my stay with Darwin and Jon. My Watcher has been supportive and encouraging, and Darwin has worked just as hard as I have, if not harder, to see this thing through. I don't think I'd want to sit around in the simbin all day with the other orphanage kids after this experience.



Agnes: But you haven't been allowed a normal childhood!
Jo: Try me.
Agnes: Prom?
Jo: Went in Outerwear. Right laugh!
Agnes: Socialising with other children?
Jo: Carlotta came over once or twice to do homework with me.
Agnes:What about your schoolgrades?
Jo: I graduated Valedictorian.



Jo: Look, I know you might see being a dynasty skill slave as a burden, but as an orphanage kid, this is one of the best opportunities out there for skill advancement and a fulfilling life. Sorry dad, but I don't see the point of staying here moaning about my life when I could be doing my bit to letting someone be immortal. Bye.



Jon: I might as well go to make sure she doesn't do anything stupid. See you next time, guys.
Agnes, Chris: Bye.
Chris: I must say, that is one headstrong young woman. . .



Jo: So that's why I'm staying. Because. . . Well, this is my life, and I couldn't imagine another better.
Darwin: Ok, if you're sure, because I have another question . . .



Darwin: Will you go on a date with me? I mean, I know I'm old and you could do so so much better than me, but I love you for making this whole endeavor possible and wondered if you felt the same. And you're beautiful. And Jon said I could court you without him trying to kill me. And. . .
Jo: Clueless man! Of course I'll go out with you!
Darwin: I have some flowers for you. Purple for your beautiful eyes.
Jo: Thanks!



Darwin: And I thought here would be a good place for a first date because it's quiet and it has blue flowers, which I know are your favourite colour. . .
Jo: You sweet sweet man!



Darwin: We can take this as slow or as quick as you like. I mean, I won't try and rush anything. . .
Jo: Shut up! smooch

To be continued. . .

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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (new update 14/03/13)
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2013, 07:26:59 AM »
The dynasty helper support group was an excellent idea. I like the thought of dynasties giving sims a better life.

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Re: Scientia Immortal Dynasty (new update 14/03/13)
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2013, 11:12:47 AM »
Yes! I love that! I think Argus should be a new member. And we should get some Monte Vista Sims in there! Come to think of it, they should have their own chapter. I think half the town would be members. Can we see more meetings where Billy and Matt show up?

Yay for romance!
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