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Ariel finds her destiny
« Reply #75 on: April 24, 2013, 08:05:36 PM »
Once Marta, Goopy and Montoya moved out the house was much quieter. The family left actually had time to talk to each other family member and shared meals were a possibility again.

Life was back on track and they were all very busy.




Everyone except Ariel that is. Sure, she could always check the mail to make time pass - but after the second and third time that day, it kind of started feeling redundant.

She needed something to occupy her mind and time. She and Carlos had been talking about starting a family, but he wanted to wait till they were more settled and had more money to sort out their living situation. She agreed, but this waiting around was getting boring.

Now you might think she was being lazy, living of Carlos and not contributing anything to the household. But take a minute and think about her situation. She was both shy and socially awkward. Getting a job would be hard, and getting a job where she didn't need to work with others was even more difficult. Sure, she could have started working on her painting skill but her talents lay in more intellectual areas. Could you be a free lance algebra master? She wasn't sure, and so she spent her days checking the mail hoping for something that would give her a push in the right direction.




One afternoon while fighting the tedium with zapping on the TV she came across the history channel. Mummies! Tombs! Treasure! This was exciting stuff. Something inside of her clicked and she realized she needed to experience these things, she was going to explore the world looking for lost treasures and liberate them from their dark prisons by giving them new homes with very discerning and wealthy people (that it was illegal wasn't really such a big deal - she was evil after all and drawn to the dark side).

Now all she needed were funds for the tickets...




Oblivious to the epiphany his wife had just had, Carlos was working on his athletic skills with his co-workers. You could almost believe he had the loves the outdoors trait the way he always ran outside once he got to work.



Meanwhile, Ariel had checked the web through her smartphone and learned that picking flowers in the public parks and selling them could generate a lot of revenue (completely tax-free of course). So she went to the festival grounds to make some cash. And smell the flowers.



While trying to smuggle her illegally obtained plant life out of the park without catching the eyes of the eagle eyed workers at the concession stands she spotted Marta (who was still very much pregnant) about to enter an eating contest. I hope she won. Montoya was also there, but Goopy was nowhere to be seen. Maybe he was at Barney's Saloon.



That night Carlos had finally decided what to wish for. And no, to Ariel's disappointment it was neither a large family or money. He simply wished for happiness.

Carlos: Wait! Weren't you a guy before?
Genie: What part of I'm magical don't you understand? I can be whoever and whatever I want to be.
Carlos: Um, how nice. I'd like to be happy please.
Genie: Fine! I'm tired so I'm gonna take a nap now *mutters to self* and change back to being a man - why it bothers people so much I can be both boggles my mind.




With all the excitement around the genie with the presumed sex change and Carlos running around telling everyone how happy, how super duper happy he was now that the wish was granted Ariel didn't get a word in edgewise. Then it was time to go to bed, and before she knew it Ariel and Adora were alone in the house sharing breakfast.

Ariel: I'm planning on an adventurous expedition and could really use your help.
Adora: With what?
Ariel: Well, Carlos told me you traveled a lot when you were younger so you know some tricks that makes it possible to get an extended visa without doing the work...
Adroa: And?
Ariel: And I'd love for you to go with me, while I'm learning the ropes so to speak.
Adora: I do have work...
Ariel: That you don't really like anyway.
Adora: Well, I guess I could take some time off, when are we leaving?
Ariel: In 5 minutes - the taxi is waiting.
Adora: Five minutes! Well, I've not packed anything for exploring so I'll just grab my guitar and we're off.




They went to Champs les Sims and Ariel explored to her hearts content.

She found hidden doors...




...got a blister from her pick axe...



...learnt the dangers of the tombs...



...had a run in with flesh eating bugs...



...found treasure...



...nearly died from exhaustion...



...nearly died again, this time from electricity.



While Ariel was hard at work, risking life and limbs to smuggle ancient artifacts back to Bridgeport, what was Adora doing?

Well, other than playing her guitar and taking one or two trips to the nectary she spent most of her stay in the seedy alley behind the general store watching local magicians try card tricks. She claimed it was almost like home, one of her co-workers was always trying similar things at the office.




As all good things their trip came to an end. And they were welcomed with hugs and kisses back in Bridgeport. Ariel had made good money on the illegal antiquities trade and the future was bright. Almost as bright as the new coat of paint on the house...wait a minute...



The money didn't only pay for new paint. It payed for new everything. Lets check out the new Almeria house!

Done in white and yellow, Carlos' and Ariel's favorite colors the basic structure of the house is the same, it's just placed differently on the lot so that a large pool area could be added. The pool area has a bathroom and outdoor shower as well as a bar and a fire pit. The house also has a covered porch and outdoor seating area.




There is a wild grown flower patch witch brings back memories of Monte Vista.



A view over Bridgeport's skyline from the pool that would make any celebrity proud (both Adora and Carlos are lvl 1 celebrities).



Here's the inside of the house. Adora and Diana share a room. Ariel put a crib in her and Carlos' room. Will he get the hint?



Here ends tonights update in the Almeria saga. Join us next time when they meet someone with a last name that starts with a 'J'.

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 18
« Reply #76 on: April 24, 2013, 08:17:45 PM »
I absolutely love the new house! The exterior is just breathtakingly beautiful.

Yes Carlos...get the hint. We want nooboos. <evil grin>



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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 18
« Reply #77 on: April 24, 2013, 08:28:36 PM »
The new house looks amazing! Just shows how great a builder you are!

Can't wait to see the Almerias meeting the Joneses and I hope Carlos gets the hint.
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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 18
« Reply #78 on: April 25, 2013, 02:33:18 AM »
Thanks for the compliments on the house. I built it to be easy to add to later (if Carlos takes the hint that is). One of the great things with their old house in Monte Vista was how easy it was to rebuild time and time again. I wish more regular world EA houses were like that.

And Carlos better take the hint. I'm interested to see how the nooboos will look. Carlos and Ariel are very pretty sims.

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 18
« Reply #79 on: April 25, 2013, 10:55:41 AM »
Love that house!

Let's hope that Carlos takes the hint.  :)

Hehhehe. Ariel had quite a fun time exploring those tombs.  ;D

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 18
« Reply #80 on: April 28, 2013, 07:03:01 AM »
Due to a building contest taking up almost all my simming time I've fallen behind on this story. I hope to get it updated in the next few days.

While you wait why don't check out their house, Brightening up Bridgeport which I put in the SwapShop.


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« Reply #81 on: April 29, 2013, 02:05:21 PM »
I hope you win! You've turned Dean Road into a little paradise.
Lovely updates, Salty! :)



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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 18
« Reply #82 on: April 29, 2013, 02:38:19 PM »
I hope you win! You've turned Dean Road into a little paradise.
Lovely updates, Salty! :)

Thank you!

Dean Road is actually where all my sims in Bridgeport end up living eventually. Sure, an apartment is fun, but I always want to build them their own house, and Dean Road is cheap real estate in a great location (do I sound like a Realtor or what?)

I'm glad you are enjoying the story. If you want to see what I was busy building check out the Ers'Ors Manor in the SwapShop. I put it there so you all could see what I was up too.

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 18
« Reply #83 on: May 02, 2013, 04:20:16 PM »
This is fun! Take your time with your building contest, but do keep going with this story!

Love your sense of humor ;D

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 18
« Reply #84 on: May 02, 2013, 04:53:04 PM »
This is fun! Take your time with your building contest, but do keep going with this story!

Love your sense of humor ;D

Thanks Dolls, that means a lot coming from you, the queen of dark comedy.  ;D

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 18
« Reply #85 on: May 02, 2013, 08:42:41 PM »
You have no idea ;D

I've just started with your finished dynasty (Aurora). Nice!

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 18
« Reply #86 on: May 02, 2013, 08:44:52 PM »
You have no idea ;D

I've just started with your finished dynasty (Aurora). Nice!

Thanks! You have a loooot of catching up to do!

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Seduction
« Reply #87 on: May 03, 2013, 04:08:16 PM »
Back to work with a bang, or rather, a fire. Once more the lobby of a high rise has fires mysteriously appearing in the middle of the floor. It is almost as if there was a witch casting fire spells that backfired...Now, who do we know that lives in Bridgeport...Rav...ops...uhm, I didn't say a thing...



Ariel realized something on her trip abroad - no matter where you go, there is no avoiding people. So she works on her social skills by helping Diana study for finals. Two birds with one stone and all that.



That afternoon she sets her plan in motion. Step 1: magical incense from the country of luuuurve.



Setp 2: a real sausage fest.



This is just to show how great the view of the city skyline is from their porch.



They had a lovely family dinner.

Ariel: I had a great time on my adventure, but now I feel ready to settle down and spend time here with you darling (take the hint, take the hint)
Carlos: That's nice, but I'm kind of swamped at work at the moment so I can't take any time off.
Diana: *covers up laugh with cough*
Ariel: *death glare*




After dinner Ariel launches full on seduction mode.

Ariel: Oh Daddy, let me make you my baby!

*awkward silence*




Carlos: Honey, sometimes you seriously creep me out!



Ariel:I'm sorry I didn't mean for it to come out that way. I meant baby let me make you a dad...I'm sorry we'll just sleep tonight...
Carlos: So that's what the whole thing was about - well come here darling and let's make a nooboo!




And they tried, and tried, and tried, and.....



Next day was Diana's birthday. She became a supernatural skeptic, because she didn't think vampires sucking your blood was very hygienic.



She shares a huge resemblance with her mother.



And wanted a hot pink jumpsuit for those nights she plans to spend out on the town.



She graduated most likely to be a rock star, we'll see about that.



And had a wish to wish for beauty from the genie, so she did. Not that I think she needed it, but now she could feel that her life was complete.



That night Ariel had the same feeling.



Adora and Diana had a mother/daughter outing to the summer festival. They did some skating, something they hadn't done since Diana was a little girl back in Monte Vista.



Diana: Mom isn't that...
Adora: Shus, thats Johnny Jones, the up and coming Yes-Man everyone says will be a mayor some day. Don't look, he's skating this way!

Diana/Adora; Argh! *crash*




Two clumsy sims skating together, it was bound to happen.



Looks like Johnny isn't so steady on his feet himself...



Look who else decides to show up! Marta and Goopy now has triplets in addition to Montoya. They are three girls named Kara, Kristine and Heather. That's Kara being carried by Goopy and Montoya being carried by Marta.



Goopy and Johnny seems to be good friends. Maybe he'll introduce Mr Jones to the rest of the family?



Carlos is as obsessed with working out as always, using the time between calls to trim that body.



And he needs to be in top shape because he has to run up all the stairs in the business building when there was a gas leak. Thankfully no one was hurt, and he made a couple new acquaintances at the same time. Everyone loves a firefighter!



This chapter has come to an end, but we will be back shortly with more from the Almeria family. You get to meet Mrs. Jones in the next chapter. See you soon (I hope).

A better picture of the Bridgeport skyline from the pool this time.



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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 18
« Reply #88 on: May 03, 2013, 04:27:26 PM »
I'm assuming the words decided not to cooperate?

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 18
« Reply #89 on: May 03, 2013, 05:47:45 PM »
I'm assuming the words decided not to cooperate?

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So true! But now it's fixed and they are flowing free again...

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 19
« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2013, 07:05:23 PM »
Wow, triplets? Crazy.

YAY for a coming nooboo! Ariel isn't exactly...the best when it comes to flirting, is she?

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 19
« Reply #91 on: May 03, 2013, 07:22:02 PM »
Wow, triplets? Crazy.

YAY for a coming nooboo! Ariel isn't exactly...the best when it comes to flirting, is she?

I'm excited about the triplets and the nooboo!

Ariel is...trying at least. I thought Carlos reaction when she wanted to try for baby so funny I had to include it.

I'm excited to have a chapter up again - it's been ages!

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What to expect when you are expecting; part 1
« Reply #92 on: May 11, 2013, 12:21:03 PM »
I'm sorry everyone (and myself) for not being nearly as good at updating this story as I'd like to be. It's not that I don't find the family interesting, it's just that I have suddenly gotten so swamped at work (end of term and there is crazy paperwork to do) and that I lately have been on a building binge. I still play the file, just not for the hours upon hours at a time I used to have for it. So this is going to be a short update with the screenshots I have so far. Not a proper chapter, more of a chapter 0.5 if you will.
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Some sims have eventful pregnancies (I once had a sims who threw up 13 times!) filled with drama, family emergencies and strange cravings. Ariel didn't have any of that. She had a rocking chair and all was right in the world. She didn't even let a small thing like the paparazzi hanging around the house in his swim trunks faze her.



In fact, she had what almost looked like a smirk on her face. Maybe it was because she became feindishly delighted when he got a sunburn? Or managed to pee himself? Or fainted?

I guess other sims would have invited the unfortunate soul to come inside at this point. But being both shy and socially awkward she really wasn't comfortable speaking with this stranger - besides her evil side found so much delight in his plight.

Besides, no one else was home to judge her, and if they questioned her behavior she'd say it was pregnancy hormones. Being pregnant was very good, very good indeed.




Diana was following in her fathers footsteps and had taken up busking while deciding if becoming a rock star was really her thing. In just 2 hours she'd made more than 5 times what her father ever made. Sad but true. It just goes to show that sims appreciate music differently in different towns.



She also tried to visit her three new nieces, but neither Marta or Goopy were home. She did see Montoya and one of the girls crawling around inside, so she hoped they at least had hired a babysitter. But if there was one, s/he refused to answer the door.



Carlos was called to an emergency at the grocery store.



He drew quite the crowd, even some vampires showed up to gawk at the scene. They were burning in the sun but couldn't tear themselves away from the drama.



Civilians weren't the only ones freaking out. Even the other fire fighters were scared to go inside the supermarket. (Yes that is Marta and Goopy hanging out in the park with Johnny Jones, I guess that answers where they are when the kids are home alone).



In her own little happy world Ariel celebrated by buying some ice cream from the conveniently placed truck. Yes, being pregnant was very good indeed.



Even with his very physically demanding job Carlos still had time to get some workout done when he came home. It helped him keep his stress levels down, and now that he was becoming a father that suddenly seemed like a great idea.



Next time the Almerias are throwing a party, a party with an unexpected visitor.


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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 20
« Reply #93 on: May 11, 2013, 12:31:34 PM »
Heh. Pregnancy seems to suit Ariel quite well. I only hope she feels the same when the nooboo arrives. A party with an unexpected visitor? Hmm...I hope that visitor isn't who I think it is... :/

I understand completely about the whole swamped at work thing. It's difficult to find the time to play and write when you're beset with deadlines. (though in my case it's not paperwork, just data...tons and tons of data...holy cow!) Life knows how to get in the way of fun, that's for certain. :P

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 20
« Reply #94 on: May 11, 2013, 12:38:35 PM »
Heh. Pregnancy seems to suit Ariel quite well. I only hope she feels the same when the nooboo arrives. A party with an unexpected visitor? Hmm...I hope that visitor isn't who I think it is... :/

I understand completely about the whole swamped at work thing. It's difficult to find the time to play and write when you're beset with deadlines. (though in my case it's not paperwork, just data...tons and tons of data...holy cow!) Life knows how to get in the way of fun, that's for certain. :P

I know right! She parked herself in that rocking chair and wouldn't get up. And if I made her get up - she ran back as soon as I turned my eyes somewhere else. I hope she'll feel the same way about having an actual baby in her arms, she's popping wishes left and right about having both a boy and a girl, so I haven't interfeared in the process in any way. It's going to be interesting to see what they have.

Work is absolutely crazy right now because there are so many final tests to give out and grading to be done. I hope I still have some sim time, erhm I mean me time. :P

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« Reply #95 on: May 27, 2013, 06:28:39 AM »
Ariel is such a character! Her 'seduction technique' in the previous chapter had me in stitches. And during this pregnancy, she manages to make me smile and creep me out at the same time.

Hey, give yourself a pat on the shoulder. You obviously have a lot going on right now and you are still writing!
(...unlike moi  :-[ )

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 20
« Reply #96 on: May 28, 2013, 06:13:41 AM »
Ariel is such a character! Her 'seduction technique' in the previous chapter had me in stitches. And during this pregnancy, she manages to make me smile and creep me out at the same time.

Hey, give yourself a pat on the shoulder. You obviously have a lot going on right now and you are still writing!
(...unlike moi  :-[ )

Thanks SimBlip. Three more weeks to go and then summer time, I'm really looking froward to it. Today I'm home sick so I hope to get enough screenshots for another update.

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 20
« Reply #97 on: May 28, 2013, 06:59:17 PM »
Today I'm home sick so I hope to get enough screenshots for another update.

Yuck. Home sick sucks big time. Hope you feel better. :)

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What to expect when you are expecting; part 2
« Reply #98 on: May 31, 2013, 06:08:49 AM »
Long time no see my friends. Now that I have crawled out of my fever haze I bring you the next part in the Almeria tale.

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The family was throwing yet another party, because Carlos LTW was Super Popular and being a firefighter didn't really give him a lot of time to socialize on company time. There was always an emergency calling him away at the precise moment he was getting ready to shoot the breeze with someone.

Ariel: Dr. Jones I presume?
Diana: Actually, it's intern at the moment, surgeon when I'm done.
Ariel: Well, I've heard so much about you from your husband, and I'm trilled to have you at our house.
Diana: Thank you for inviting me.




Ariel: It's so nice to meet someone in the medical field, since I'm having a baby. Maybe you could give me a free checkup?
Diana: Uhm, I don't think so. I'm not into that kind of medicie *shudders*
Ariel: Oh well, *awkward silence* enjoy yourself *hurries of in another direction*




Despite her initial awkwardness Diana had a good time at the party.

Diana: Hey, aren't you sister with that wonderful guitar player Diana A? I just love her music!




Carlos boss lady showed up and revealed her charms, maybe she needs back surgery so she wont look like she's in pain all the time.



Adora and Diana really hit it off.

Adora: Sure you feel like you are preforming all the time, but out watcher mostly just wants us to work and have parties so it's not that bad.
Diana: But these watchers, they force you to have kids!
Adora: Yes, they need the "heir" as they say, but really it's not so bad...
Diana: But kids! KIDS! I'm never getting a watcher - I'm going to have a long talk with Johnny and if he got one as a publicity stunt I don't know how I'll react.
Adora: Sometimes you don't even know they are there, you could have had a watcher all along...
Diana: Like I'm all of a sudden going to feel the need to procreate? I don't think so!




Later that night Carlos realized he hadn't spent nearly enough time with Marta's family in a while.

Goopy: Wow, you are a firefighter! That is sooo cool!




Diana Jones entertained the party with scary stories, so scary that Adora's hair rose off her back!



Ariel decided to seek some solitude after her initial foot in mouth moment, and spent most of the party out by the fire pit roasting marshmallows. Because if you eat a lot of sweets your babies are going to be yummy, um, sweet too.



Johhny J arrived when most of the guests had already gone home, and the household mostly were in bed.

Johnny: Help! Help! The woman is in labor!
Ariel: Shut up Johnny, can't you see I'm concentrating here?




Johnny: Help! Help!
Ariel: Johnny! Calm down, I've got a lot on my plate without your caterwauling, I'll give you anything if you just be quite!
Johnny: Like votes, campaign donations, what are we talking about here?
Ariel: Money, votes you name it - I'll even name the baby after you, just be quite and wake up Carlos!
Johnny: Deal! *thinks to himself* I've got to use this tactic in the future...




Ariel went out in torrential rain and took a long subway journey to the hospital - Carlos barely made it there in time, even if he had a firetruck to drive in.

We welcome John Almeria to the family. (Ariel thought Johnny would be a bit much).




The happy but tired family took a long cab ride home, arriving in the wee hours of the morning.



Carlos: Make it stop! Why did I want kids in the first place!

Poor Carlos, exhausted by the long night he was immediately reminded of why kids can be a pain in the behind.




Ariel*thinking* I know I should be annoyed at you for messing with your father, but I find I like it. And you my little sweetie, cry for momma, cry baby, cry.

Even if she liked others misery her maternal instincts soon took over and the little sweetheart was given his bottle.




And when John had received his, it was time for mommy's reward.



Ariel: All my plans have come to fruition! A candy machine just for me! In knew this motherhood gig was a hit the moment I read about in on the forum!



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The newest Almeria says hi everyone! He's athletic and excitable btw, kind of forgot to mention that.

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Re: The Almeria Random Town Jump; chapter 21
« Reply #99 on: May 31, 2013, 06:18:00 AM »
If only Diana knew what was really happening...

Welcome little John! Such a nice way to tie this story in to the Joneses.
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