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Pippin:  One of our duo of artistic competitors, Patrizia Noire.

Patrizia:  Give me just a moment, please.

Sorry, I have trouble talking about myself.  By now you know I'm really invested in my art.

That's because of my dad.

He raised me as a single parent and he sacrificed his dream to become an artist to make sure he had a steady income to support us.  No matter how hard things really were, he always made me smile and laugh and encouraged me to follow my dreams.

He inspired me to become an artist,

but he was also adamant that I get a well-rounded education.

If I manage to win this competition, it will be dedicated to him.

For me, it's not about the fortune and fame, it's about honoring him and building on his legacy.

Thank you.

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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.

There's still two others to show off....See? ^^



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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet Janicia Strough
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2013, 10:40:13 PM »
Pippin:  And our final competitor, Janicia Strough.

Janicia?
(She runs in)
Janicia:  Sorry!  I was just trying to finish up a painting.  I had a sudden idea for how to make it come alive.

For me, that's what art is all about is bringing life to the canvas.

That's my approach to this competition too.  It's about becoming a more enriched artist and individual, not about becoming rich or even immortal.

Of course, having studied, I've learned that Sims are mortal, therefore, I'd put the iocane powder as far away from myself as possible (Laughs at her own movie reference)

Studying didn't get me started on art, though.  I suppose my love of art came from my isolated childhood.  I was always the "pudgy girl" that couldn't fit in with the popular girls and none of the boys gave a second look. 

Having all that time to myself, I found a great expression through painting, sculpting, and photography.
But it's not about proving myself to those kids, it's about chasing a goal. 
Quite honestly, I'm just honored to be part of this story and to have a place among the stories of so many famous Sims.


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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet the Competitors
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2013, 10:57:54 PM »
Brilliant! What a great way for us to make an informed decision on the characters. I love how you showed them as children. You have such a great sense of humour. "I was a child...but I got over it." and iocaine powder...ha ha ha. Now I can't choose :(
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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet the Competitors
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2013, 11:28:55 PM »
Thanks Rosa, and thanks everyone who has been commenting on the characters.  I went with complete random "rolls" for all of the character generation including not even altering wardrobes until they reached young adult.  Therefore, it was fun to watch how they developed through playing them and then figure out how I thought they became these characters.  Interesting that many of you like Jamal, but don't count out the ladies!

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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet the Competitors
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2013, 12:20:53 AM »
Thanks Rosa, and thanks everyone who has been commenting on the characters.  I went with complete random roles for all of the character generation including not even altering wardrobes until they reached young adult.  Therefore, it was fun to watch how they developed through playing them and then figure out how I thought they became these characters.  Interesting that many of you like Jamal, but don't count out the ladies!

My favourite is probably Janicia. I can tell you spent a lot of time trying to get those screenshots right, as Janicia's nook has one of those Moon changing portraits in the background, and at one point it's in Moon mode rather than Sun mode like the rest of the screenshots^^

Although, with both Patrizia and Jamal, you managed to get all of those shots at night, and all of Ellody's were during the day.....although that doesn't mean the screenshots without a Moon changing portrait were completed in one period of time or the other.
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Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Traveling Abroad
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2013, 12:27:49 AM »
Pippin:  Our competitors have now reached the challenge of all aging up through honor roll and continuing, or failing to make the honor roll and being eliminated.  The remaining Sims found their future resembling a game of chance as a random dice roll determined that they would be traveling to France for a 3 day getaway.   They decided to get a good night's sleep before heading off.
Janicia:  (Waking up)  What's going on outside?  Why are there strange lights?

Pippin:  You don't want to be outside right now.
Janicia:  I'm not Ellody, you don't need to supervise me like a...HEY!  What's happening!?!?

Pippin:  Why don't they listen?
At any rate, the friendly aliens made sure to return Janicia to us in time for the group to head off to glorious France...land of mopeds.

and of strangely distorted triple-mopeds?

Jamal, Ellody, and Patrizia: (Singing) "..but we'll look sweet, upon the seat, of a bicycle built for three!"
Pippin:  Umm, okay...anyway, Janicia instantly got to work on developing that photography skill by buying a camera.
Janicia:  HEL-LO...I...WANT...TO...BUY...A...CAM-E-RA

Clerk:  You realize we speak Simlish here, right?
Janicia:  I...umm...no...
Pippin:  Ellody, being quite the opportunist, decided this was a great time to make more friends and develop the charisma skills.

Ellody:  ...so then the baker grabs the rolling pin and says, "That's just how I roll"  (Laughs at her own joke).
Pippin:  But not even jokes are as great for building friendships as the ever popular pillow fight.

So, while Ellody and Janicia made the most of the marketplace, Jamal and Patrizia set off to explore a tomb.  This is great for Jamal, who has already added titanium to his acquired metals and gems, but Patrizia is simply trying to get enough simoleans to buy a camera for herself...and maybe a book.

Good luck, tomb raiders!
Next time, we'll see what troubles and triumphs the tomb holds and we'll see how our socialite and photographer fare in this new setting



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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet the Competitors
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2013, 12:35:01 AM »
Nice attention to detail, Anna!  I was wondering if anyone else would catch that.  I'm passing it off as a "that adds character to it" moment  :=)
I'm glad to hear someone's getting on the Janicia bandwagon.  I think she's a rather fun character.  There's a pretty decent chance that some of the characters who lose the college daze competition may show up in future stories.

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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet the Competitors
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2013, 01:48:49 AM »
I noticed that the paintings changed too! (I feel like the little kid that needs credit for everything--probably because I am) And good luck, tomb raiders! Janicia's exchange with the general store clerk was too funny.
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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet the Competitors
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2013, 06:35:48 AM »
Don't know how much traveling you've done, but do take the expensive camera with you into a tomb once you have high skill in photography. In Egypt, you get opportunities that pay incredibly high prices for pictures of floor switches, treasure chests, piles of rubble, etc.

Love the dialogue with the store clerk, too.
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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet the Competitors
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2013, 08:09:24 AM »
Having experienced exchange students with less-than-adequate English speaking skills, I've actually caught myself doing the stereotypical "stupid American" thing where you speak LOUDLY...AND...SLOWLY as if that's going to make anything you're saying make sense.
Excellent work, Rosa, we're all very proud and here's your gold sticker :=)  It's okay, we all like getting recognition for things.
Thanks for the tip Marian!  I was actually just going to have them do this one traveling bit, but maybe I'll have to work in another one if none of the competitors win it within the next Simweek (which is a realistic possibility).

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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet the Competitors
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2013, 06:38:01 PM »
Thank you for sharing this, Pippin :P
May I call you that too :P

And thank you for the other day!
You encourage me too to write my own story.

My favorite Sims so far is Jamal. And nothing will change my opinion of him lol
Love his personality.

Good luck with both of your project!
I still wait what happen next with your DecaDynasty! :)
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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet the Competitors
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2013, 06:43:50 PM »
Thanks, Eldridge, and yes, you absolutely may call me Pippin :=)
I've not put quite as much decadynasty time in, but I have Pavo just started in school as a child and I want to do the next update as soon as he hits high school, so 4 or 5 Simdays left.
And you're welcome for the encouragement.  I'm hoping that soon I'll be commenting on your stories :=)

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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet the Competitors
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2013, 07:06:45 PM »
Thanks, Eldridge, and yes, you absolutely may call me Pippin :=)
I've not put quite as much decadynasty time in, but I have Pavo just started in school as a child and I want to do the next update as soon as he hits high school, so 4 or 5 Simdays left.
And you're welcome for the encouragement.  I'm hoping that soon I'll be commenting on your stories :=)

Eld-san already has his Immortal Dynasty started.  ;)
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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet the Competitors
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2013, 07:08:27 PM »
Thanks, Anna, I apparently wasn't paying enough attention.  There's my back.  There's you having it.

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Re: Who Will Be the Founder of this Immortal Dynasty?--Meet the Competitors
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2013, 08:25:09 PM »
Thanks, Anna, I apparently wasn't paying enough attention.  There's my back.  There's you having it.

You're welcome - I was perusing the Immortal Dynasty page earlier like I do every so often and noticed it. I then later realised he had it in his signature when I was checking your thread....not everyonehas the time to check everything.^^

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« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2013, 11:32:15 PM »
Thanks, Anna, I apparently wasn't paying enough attention.  There's my back.  There's you having it.

Heehee, I love it.

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Re: Who will be the Founder of my Immortal Dynasty?--Traveling Abroad
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2013, 11:35:16 AM »
Thank you everyone ^^

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Re: Who will be the Founder of my Immortal Dynasty?--Traveling Abroad
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2013, 01:23:53 AM »
Pippin:  When last we left our young adults, they were enjoying a working vacation in France.
Jameson:  Why didn't I get to go.
Pippin:  Budget constraints.  Our show hasn't hit the big time yet, so we're on a budget resembling the early seasons of Star Trek.
Jameson:  I wondered why our aliens just looked like regular people with body glitter...
Pippin:  Anyway, Patrizia kept looting, I mean, exploring the ancient tomb with Jamal playing the role of extra muscle.

And Ellody kept working on that charisma skill by chatting with one of the local merchants

and talking about romance?  Ah, must be because France is the land of romance.
In one of our stranger moments, while she was simply hunting for more spots to take great photos, Janicia stumbled into an area that discolored everything and made her look ghostly.  Then again, maybe her outfit does look quite good in white?

Pippin:  Um, Ellody?  What are you doing?

Ellody:  We're just chatting, Pippin.  Flirting is a legitimate charisma skill.
Pippin:  Umm...okay...
Meantime, Patrizia managed to get that camera and is ready to head off to start taking pictures.  Patrizia?  Patrizia?!  Where did she go?  Guess she's already off taking photos.
Her sidekick in tomb raiding, evil Jamal, checked the adventure board for opportunities to find more rocks, metals, and gems.

And he's thinking of Benni.  Isn't that sweet?
Jamal:  I wish Benni could gather these rocks, gems, and metals for me.
Pippin:  "Sweet" is a relative term, I suppose.
ELLODY!!!!

Ellody:  Not cherry chapstick, but I liked it!
Pippin:  What about Jameson?
Ellody:  You spent the first three chapters warning me away from him.  Make up your mind.
Pippin:  But...that was when...
Ellody:  Too late now, silly man.  Why don't you go check on the other competitors?
Pippin:  Don't tell me what to do, young lady.
Ellody:  Fine, what do you think you should do?
Pippin:  I'm going to go check on the other competitors.
We finally caught up with Patrizia.  She found out how traps work.

JAMAL!!

Jamal:  This is just how they greet each other.  We do fishy faces by each other's cheeks.  I'm a clownfish! (singing) Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!
Pippin:  Anyway, Jamal sat around for almost a full day's worth of time waiting, but two pieces of titanium finally appeared on the map enabling Jamal to finish the adventure he was on.
Back to the adventure board to look for more opportunities to find rocks, gems, and metals.

Meantime, Ellody made sure she got a good night's sleep every night she was in France.

Jamal:  Looking for adventures to find rocks, gems, or metal...

Pippin:  Patrizia finally completed her tomb adventure by bringing a baseball to a familiar-looking French Sim

Jamal:  Looking for an adventure to find rock, jams, and metal...

Pippin:  Ellody made another friendship to further her charisma skill, but didn't take this friendship quite as far.

Jamal:  Looking for an adventure to find blocks, jammies, and go mental...

Pippin:  So, here's how the kids are doing at this point, 
Our evil little man Jamal

has a 7 in both handiness and logic, but only 8 of his rocks, metals, and gems gathered.
Dear little Ellody

has a 4 in writing and a 6 in charisma...and a 0 in photography.
Janicia, who overcame the struggles of her childhood pudginess,

has managed to get up to a 5 in sculpting, a 4 in painting, and a 3 in photography.
Daddy's girl Patrizia

has used her photographer's eye trait to help her get to a 1 in sculpting, a 6 in painting, and is already up to a 5 in photography.
With less than half a day to enjoy their trip, we'll leave them to their leisure.  We'll be stateside again for the next post!

A note from the writer:  I like to work with the wishes that the Sims express, so the whole flirting and kissing thing was Ellody's idea.  I'm not judging her, just sharing how it ended up going that direction.

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Re: Who will be the Founder of my Immortal Dynasty?--Traveling Abroad
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2013, 06:12:10 AM »
Excellent! At first I thought "jams" was a typo, but by the next picture, I knew it was Jamal's brain that was frying, not yours.
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« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2013, 11:13:06 AM »
Yeah, it was fun presenting it like that.  It was quite frustrating that he was there that whole time and only got the one adventure opportunity involving finding metals.  I usually have several such opportunities every time my Sims travel.  I actually came into this trip thinking he might end up completing his metals/gems/rocks collection before they came back.  Boy was I wrong!

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Re: Who will be the Founder of my Immortal Dynasty?--Traveling Abroad
« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2013, 11:32:52 AM »
Yay! As always, I love this, and Jamal. I'm thinking a Jamal fan club!

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Re: Who will be the Founder of my Immortal Dynasty?--Traveling Abroad
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2013, 04:36:40 PM »
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We're just chatting, Pippin.  Flirting is a legitimate charisma skill.
L O L, I never knew that!

Nice update, Pippin. As always. I love all, each one is unique. But, when it come to choose... No one can replace my favorite here, lol. You already know who, lol.

Yay! As always, I love this, and Jamal. I'm thinking a Jamal fan club!

If you looking for member, you already had one! count me in :D
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« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2013, 05:14:20 PM »
I didn't even notice jams at first (shows how observant I am) but I did notcie "block, jammies and go mental". I think he did go mental! I do like rockk, jams, and metal though because it's all themey ;D

Cute to update us using the kid pictures. Does Jamal have a Collection Helper? You don't have to wait for opportunities to go out and hunt up all the gems and metal. On one of my early Dynasty attempts I sent my second gen heir out and all she did while the family was on holiday was drive around in the Motive Mobile and pick up rocks. That's literally all she did the whole time. Fortunately I had a full house to look after or it would have been incredibly boring.
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Re: Who will be the Founder of my Immortal Dynasty?--Traveling Abroad
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2013, 11:21:44 AM »
Pippin I am enjoying your updates! I am actually routing for Jamal AND Ellody I love them both! so exciting and imaginative at the same time. Cannot wait for the next installment. [Been away playing with my sims so I'm a bit behind :)]

 

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