Author Topic: Who will be the Founder of my Immortal Dynasty?--The Winner is Announced!!  (Read 11830 times)

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Author's note:  This dynasty is beginning with a loose usage of the College Daze Project posted by MarianT.  The winner of this competition will then be the founder of the immortal dynasty (though without the skills and relationships developed in the competition).  My adjustments to the College Daze rules include only needing to reach honor roll status to age up rather than being on the honor roll for 3 days.  The full budget for the project was simply the starting household budget with no cheats to boost funds.  I am also only allowing the competitors to do skill developing activities between 6AM and 6PM so that they can be developed as social beings throughout the remaining time and I can be more familiar with them before starting into a dynasty.
Pippin:  Greetings and welcome to another exciting episode of College Daze!  I'm Pippin, and I'll be your host for all of this season's ups and downs.
This year's winner will have the honor of being the founder of an immortal dynasty.  That's right, a few weeks of effort in exchange for immortality.  Not too shabby, am I right?
Let's meet the competitors.  This is our household.  Representing the ladies, we have (from left to right)

Camilia Jones bringing in the vegetarian, dramatic, hydrophobic, and ambitious traits.
Camilia:  I'm glad I can work out without needing to use a pool!  I can't wait to hit the gym equipment!
Pippin:  Well, you'll have to.  I haven't finished the introductions yet.
In the green, we have Ellody Cayzine who brings the less than helpful great kisser trait along with disciplined, snob, and born saleswoman.
Ellody:  You're right the great kisser trait won't come in handy.  None of these people are good enough for me.
Pippin:  Did I mention she's a snob?
In the purple, Patrizia Noire, who has the technophobe, photographer's eye, loser, and nurturing traits.
Patrizia:  Are you calling me a loser?
Pippin:  Umm, well, yes.  Moving on.
Finally, we have Janicia Strough sporting her Asian-themed attire along with the neat, party animal, perceptive, and diva traits.  Quite the interesting blend there.
Janicia:  I'm like my favorite food:  the fruit parfait, I have layers.
Pippin:  As do ogres.
And here are our gentlemen

First off, we have Bernard Hogan.  He is a technophobe, frugal, has star quality, and is a loner.  If he wins, the first thing we'll do is lose that hat.
Bernard:  But, I wear a Stetson now.  Stetsons are cool.
Pippin:  Only if you're a Time Lord.
Rovin Skule who has a green thumb, loves the outdoors, is good, and dislikes children.  You do realize you'll have to have children to start a dynasty, right?
Rovin:  Wait...what?  Can't I just grow a plantsim in my garden?
Pippin:  (Sigh) And our final contestant is Jamal Jawarholal.  Another hydrophobic contestant who also has the neurotic, snob, and evil traits.
Jamal:  (Evil laugh and wringing hands in sadistic glee)
Pippin:  Ummm, okay.
Our house parent, by which I mean support sim, is Jamison Parker.

Ellody:  Oh, he's cute!
Pippin:  And he's out of your age range.  Settle down, young lady.

The contestants got off to a quick start developing skills (and Camilia developing her falling down technique on the treadmill).

Both hands on and book first approaches were used with Jamal, Rovin, and Ellody hitting the library during that first day.
The following day, it was off to school.

After all, it's a bit harder to make honor roll from home.  Especially since Jamison works in education, but with a logic skill of 2, he won't be tutoring anyone anytime soon.
Jamison:  I heard that!
Pippin:  Camilia had extra skill development time by having a wish to skip school, though it may hurt her chances to make honor roll any time soon.
Allowing time to elapse
Pippin:  Almost a week into the challenge, we have some early leaders.

Despite the glorious stick figure, Patrizia is only at level 3 of painting:  her only skill.
Meanwhile, Camilia has gained 4 levels of athletic and 2 of cooking, though she has only a C average (see kids?  Don't skip school!)
Janicia is posting a B average to go with a level 4 in sculpting while Bernard and his Stetson have equaled her B average and a level 4 in guitar.  He is currently learning piano as well.
However, it is Jamal who seems to be the early favorite as he has a B average, level 4 in handiness, and a level 2 in logic.
Jamal:  What can I say?  I'm just an evil genius.
Janicia:  And our personal plumber.
Jamal:  Hey!
Patrizia:  Ellody!  Stop making eyes at Mr.  Parker!

Stay tuned, dear readers, more to come soon!

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Cute! Some of these Sims will make for very interesting founders... and love the Shrek reference up there!



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You've referenced Lord of the Rings, Shrek and Dr Who, you've won me over!  ;D

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Agreed, Crystal, agreed. (I didn't pick up the LOTR ref. but I didn't read those.)
"Lets be friends!"
"Best Friends."
I love the insane ones, and the evil ones, and the genius ones. So, you know who I'm rooting for now.

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I noticed the Lord of the Rings and Shrek references but the Doctor Who reference made me clap my hands and squeal. In the university library. So, points for that, I guess. I'm not rooting for anyone yet, we'll see what else they do. I have to say though, I am actually impressed by that stick figure. I've never seen one smiling before.
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I so agree, when I saw the reference I nearly squealed as well!
The stick figure is quite impressive.

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I was wondering if my references would be lost on people.  I feel so understood!!  Thanks, gang.  I have a gang now.  That's new  :=)



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Pippin:  Rejoining our household, it becomes clear that Ellody is still rather intrigued by Mr. Parker.

Ellody:  Oh, Mr. Parker, you must be the smartest man I've ever met!  Thanks for teaching me how those child-proof lids work!
Pippin:  It seems Mr. Parker is feeling some chemistry with this young lady.  (And cue the Police song "Don't Stand So Close to Me")

Meanwhile, someone else decided to give Mr. Parker a different type of attention.

Janicia, what are you up to?
Janicia:  I'm practicing art is all.

Mr. Parker:  JANICIA!!!!!

Janica:  But...but an artist needs to work on proper color blending techniques!
Pippin:  Janicia's prank on Mr. Parker is probably why she got blamed later when Jamal pulled this prank on Camilia.

Camilia:  JANICIA!!!!
Pippin:  Speaking of Jamal, he has found a different way to spend his non-skill building time.

His new lady friend is Benni Hennessey.  Hopefully, she won't distract him from the competition.

Too late.  He's already choosing to have pillow fights rather than joining the study group with Janicia and Patrizia.
Patrizia:  Wait, what year was the Battle of Demons Run?
Janicia:  That would be when a good man goes to war.
Pippin:  Ellody has continued to develop her writing skill and has just finished her second science fiction novel.

Ellody:  Well, Mr. Parker needs a wife who can support him given how poorly teachers are paid.
Pippin:  Again, he's out of your age range, young lady.
Rovin, our green thumb contestant who loves the outdoors, surprised no one by being the first to run outside to see the pretty lights in the night sky.

Of course, a pretty view may not be a fair trade off for alien abduction.
Rovin:  Wait, what's happening?!?!?

Pippin:  Don't worry, Rovin.  They may probe you, but we already have a full house, so you won't get pregnant.
Rovin:  PREGNANT?!?!?  But I dislike children!!!!

Bernard:  Mmmmmm, I love this ice cream almost as much as I love Elvis!
Pippin:  Keep up like that and you'll become fat Vegas Elvis.
Bernard:  (Glares and goes to get his ridiculous Stetson)

Pippin:  Are you recovered from your probing now, Rovin?
Rovin:  It's okay.  I have my attack bunny slippers on now, so I'll be safe.

Ellody:  Thanks again for helping me with my homework, Mr. Parker.  You're so smart and handsome.
Pippin:  Okay, I'll admit, your strategy is fairly sound.  More fitting for Jamal's evil trait, but manipulation is a legitimate strategy.
Ellody:  I have more feminine wiles than Marilyn Manson.
Pippin:  I think you mean Marilyn Monroe?
Ellody:  Whichever.
Advancing time
Pippin:  However, despite Mr. Parker's assistance, Ellody was not among the first to age up.  Rather, it was the following trio:
Patrizia

Janicia

and Jamal (despite skipping school when he was having a mood swing)

So here are our first three young adult contestants

Yikes!  Let's get them to a dresser and fix those outfits...
Patrizia:  Hey!  I look stylish!
Jancia:  No, the disembodied voice is right.
Jamal:  (Laughs sadistically and wrings hands)
Next time, we'll have their extreme makeovers.  Stay tuned!

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I want that homework!

I'm sure Ellody does have more feminine wiles than Marilyn Manson. In fact, I am almost positive.

I love Jamal's well-developed character and brilliant dialogue ;)
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Oh! A gang! We have a gang!
I really like Jamal, I think he is going to win. But no matter the winner, I'll be reading the Dynasty!

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Mini-spoiler before I do my next update:
-One more teen has aged up.
-Tomorrow (in Simtime) is a holiday and there is strong chance we'll lose one or two contestants to aging up before they make the honor roll
-And, of course, since there was an aging up, there will be at least FOUR make-overs posted!
-Who knows, Jamal may actually get a decent amount of dialogue!

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Pippin:  As promised, here are the makeovers for our newly aged-up young adult trio.
First off, the eclectic artist look being sported by Patrizia.

Fellow artist Janicia decided she wanted to keep her Asian-themed attire, but went with a pattern rather than the solid dark red.

And finally, the resident evil known as Jamal simply altered the color and texture of his age-up attire.

Are you enjoying scanning the night sky and enjoying the celestial beauty?
Jamal:  (Snickers) the neighbors are about to woohoo (laughs maniacally).
Pippin: (Sighs) The day after this group become young adults, another household member made the honor roll.  It was Ellody's turn to become a young adult.

Mr. Parker seems a bit too enthusiastic about this one...

and after adjusting her wardrobe, she was rather confident he had good reason to be enthusiastic.
Ellody:  You can stop warning me to stay away from the older man now, Pippin.
Pippin:  Well, I suppose you're right.  At least the boosts to your charisma skill will help with that communications major you've declared as does finishing your third novel as the communications major must max writing, charisma, and photography.

Speaking of majors, it probably comes as no surprise that Janicia and Patrizia are both majoring in the Arts (needing to max painting, sculpting, and photography), though Patrizia, who has mainly focused on her painting skill, is considering taking up Fine Arts (painting, writing, and one instrument) as she keeps drifting towards the piano in her free time.

Jamal, on the other hand, opted to major in physical sciences which means that he has a good head start with his advanced skills in logic and handiness.  However, he's behind on his collecting as 30 different gems and rocks are required to complete this.

How many are you up to now?
Jamal:  This is four and five...so only...(counts on fingers, seems to ponder removing a shoe)...twelve more?
Pippin:  Apparently the logic skill doesn't apply to math.
Jamal:  (Walks away muttering about eggs and throwing and something about llamas)

Fitness fanatic Camilia was certainly becoming buff and trim and had even become the resident fitness trainer, but her mood swings had caused her to skip school twice, and now it was her birthday.  She still hadn't made the honor roll.

Despite some last minute tutoring from Mr. Parker,

she aged up without meeting the honor roll requirement.
Sadly, we say goodbye to one of our contestants.

She certainly had her ups and downs staying in the house

She was the girl who always stood alone and did things on her own terms

As she leaves the house, we know that we're losing a refreshingly unique perspective and personality

You will be missed, Camilia Jones.

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And the first one is gone!

Oops, I mean, awww, Camilia.

Why did she skip school? Just having a mood swing doesn't mean they don't go to school. Did you just fulfil her wishes to do it?
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Yes, to make things more interesting, I went with all of the wishes they had during mood swing days (unless their wish list was already full).  Strangely, Jamal skipped a day and was still among the first to make honor roll, but Camilia never really seemed to recover from the first day she skipped, so I was pretty sure that second one would be tragic.
I've also limited how much I would redirect the teens back to their homework when they would have those "Oh, I'm 12% done, guess it's time to go play darts" moments, so that added another factor to making it a competition based around how the sims behaved as much as how I played them

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I like it. That's how I plan to do The Bachelorette too.
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This is doing really well, I hope Jamal wins, he cracks me up.

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Pippin:  It was another beautiful morning in the household.  Everyone was getting up and ready for their days (including some serious yawning and stretching for Ellody)

Given that the number of teens, and therefore mood swings, had been reduced to only two, Jameson reflected that it was probably one of the best mornings thus far.  He whistled a far-too-happy tune as he made his way to the mailbox. 

One might speculate that it was a happy love tune given the growth of his platonic relationship with Ellody, but it sounded more like Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train."
He stopped short as he noticed an odd-looking envelope.

He pulled it out and realized it was a message about the competition from yours truly.  It said:
Household, 
      It is my privilege to inform you that a special treat awaits you.
      When all members of the household have become young adults,
      whether by honor roll or natural aging, those who remain in the
      house will be going on a vacation to one of three locations:  France,
      China, or Egypt.  The location will be determined upon the final age-up.
                                                                  Simmingly yours,
                                                                      Pippin
When the household was up and about, Jameson shared the exciting news.  Everyone celebrated in their own way.
Hugging,

playing a happy tune,

or unclogging the toilet.

Jamal:  (laughs sadistically as he sloshes more water on the floor)
Pippin:  Speaking of Jamal, he's managing to find a way to keep his relationship with Benni going

even though she hasn't aged up yet.

Stats-wise for our young adults, Jamal has a 7 in handiness, a 6 in logic, but only 6 of his needed 30 gems and rocks.

Patrizia is almost at 6 in painting, though her piano skill is still at a 1.

Fellow artist Janicia is up to a 5 in sculpting and has nearly reached 4 in painting.

Ellody, the novelist who is trying to write herself into her own love story, has a 4 in writing and a 3 in charisma.

Our teens, on the other hand, have pending birthdays.  In fact, Rovin, who typically wandered away from his homework to check on his garden or play darts, met with his birthday before he had made the honor roll.

Sadly, that's why he's now saying goodbye.

He literally had some ups and downs in his time with the household.

As he leaves, he knows he's stronger for the experience

literally.
He was not our champion, but he definitely added to the household.
Rovin:  Take good care of my garden, Mr. Parker.
Jameson:  I will do my best

Pippin:  And with that, Rovin drove off into the night.
Farewell, Rovin Skule.

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Pippin:  The household has been hard at work with the last teen trying to make honor roll,

Janicia painting and sculpting'

Ellody working on her charisma skill,

Patrizia learning the piano,

and Jamal...doing...whatever this is.

Jamal:  (Singing) I've been working on the railroad!
So it was about time to take a break.  Mr. Parker decided to give the household a fun-filled evening out, so they hit the festival grounds to experience all the joys of Scary Day.
Janicia:  I ain't afraid of no ghost!

Pippin:  And when she was done proving her courage, she stopped by to watch Ellody and Patrizia bob for apples.

Janicia:  Umm, Patrizia, you know you're not supposed to eat the apples, right?

Later, some friendly rivalries played out at the eating contest booth

and Janicia found a fashionable new way to do her make-up

Speaking of make-up, master of all things evil Jamal went with...rainbows and unicorns?

Jamal:  Stop judging me!
Pippin:  However, the day after this happy outing became a time of loss for the household

Bernard and his Stetson aged up without making the honor roll (due to having his birthday on a Sunday, otherwise, he could have made honor roll).
We'll miss his music around the house

far more than his sense of style

Bernard:  And I'll miss you most of all, ice cream

Pippin:  Ummm, yeah.  So we say our farewell to Bernard Hogan

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Curiosity time.
Patrizia, Jamal, Janicia, and Ellody are the only ones who remain. 
Who are you rooting for and why?

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In the immortal words of Dr. Sheldon cooper, "Sarcasm?"

It was at the time, but now Jamal really has developed a surprisingly well-rounded character. Rainbows and unicorns? Ha ha ha. Too bad Bernard and Rovin are both gone, I liked them.

To me, Ellody and Jamal are the most memorable characters. I feel like I don't really know who Patrizia and Janicia are well enought to root for them.
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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet Ellody
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2013, 10:11:28 PM »
Pippin:Now that we're down to 4 finalists, let's get to know the competitors a little better.

Ellody:  Hi there, I'm Ellody Cayzine. 

If I had to sum myself up in two words, it would be "artistic storyteller."

Back when I was a youngster my cat, Mr. Wiggles, and I used to have all sorts of make believe adventures being fairy princesses, or astronauts, or pirates.

I know a lot of times aspiring novelists have trouble making it financially, but it's not all about the money, it's about following your passion.  That's what makes me smile.

Well, speaking of passion, I guess it's common knowledge by now that I have a little thing for Jameson...I mean...Mr. Parker.  For now, we're just really close, but who knows, maybe someday we'll settle down together.

Maybe we'll hear the pitter patter of little feet one day.

But that's the future.  Right now, I'm trying to see if my destiny is to be the founder of a dynasty.

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Pippin:  And now, let's get to know our only remaining guy, Jamal.  Umm, Jamal, why are you in your pajamas?
Jamal:  (Laughs maniacally and points)

Jamal:  I was a child

but I got over it.

I miss that horse.

(Takes a moment of silence)
I like pictures.  Pictures that make people look silly or foolish. 

I'd like to rule the world some day

or at least have a girlfriend

(Sits there making faces at the camera until we just run out of time and fade out)

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I'd go for Ellody, except that she'd have to marry someone other than Mr. Parker. It looks like Jamal.
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