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End of the Line Dynasty (4x4)
« on: September 02, 2013, 04:08:26 AM »
The Beginning of the End

What do you do at the end of the line?

Life seems pointless; the future, empty.

Unless you start a new life…



…together.

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Re: End of the Line Dynasty
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 04:09:45 AM »
The Beginning of the End
Sophia
Sam
A Grim Proposition



Chapter listing
Hidden Springs Museum



Chapter listing
Monte Vista Museum



Chapter listing
Barnacle Bay Museum



Chapter listing
Starlight Shores Museum

The Final Task
Revivals, Reunions and a Recap
A Photoshoot and a Party

Challenge stats

Outtakes
More outtakes
(There are also outtakes at the end of several other chapters, here, here, here and here)
Bizarre Bugs (aka The Flying Cars of Barnacle Bay)

Sophia's back-story
Sam's back-story

Houses
Chalet d'Or (Hidden Springs house)
Trade Winds (Barnacle Bay house

Sims
All of the heirs and a number of spouses and spares are being uploaded to the Swap Shop, here.



Family trees

Sophia’s family tree (scroll down to the end of the post)
Sam’s family tree

Hidden Springs

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Monte Vista

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Barnacle Bay

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Starlight Shores

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Re: End of the Line Dynasty
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 04:13:26 AM »
Yay, another 4x4 Dynasty story! Mine was starting to get lonely all by itself  :P
Good luck!
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Re: End of the Line Dynasty
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 05:32:42 AM »
Nice start, it reminds me of that famous painting.  :D

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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 05:53:09 AM »
Yay, another 4x4 Dynasty story! Mine was starting to get lonely all by itself  :P
Good luck!

Thanks :)  The way things are going, your story will have plenty of company by the end of the day.

Nice start, it reminds me of that famous painting.  :D

Thank you.  It was intentional.  It's also intended to hint at the founders' identities...

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Re: End of the Line Dynasty
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 06:56:33 AM »
The she hulk is marrying a man with a very nice jumper?

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 07:47:58 AM »
Ah! I think I know who one of the founders is! But I'm not saying anything until I know I'm right...  :-X
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 07:49:05 AM »
It took me a distressingly long time to figure out who the green man was, but wow, what an idea! Good luck with another dynasty.
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Re: End of the Line Dynasty
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 08:05:13 AM »
It looks like I haven't even guessed the right genders.

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Re: End of the Line Dynasty
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2013, 11:08:35 AM »
The she hulk is marrying a man with a very nice jumper?

Rachel

lol, you crack me up!


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Re: End of the Line Dynasty
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2013, 12:04:11 PM »
Cool It kind of reminds me of Shreck and Fiona. :)

Edit: Wait a moment I think I know who one of them is I think.

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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2013, 12:30:57 PM »
I'm thinking Elphaba and Fiyero from Wicked.
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2013, 02:36:23 PM »
The she hulk is marrying a man with a very nice jumper?

Rachel

 ;D.  I actually giggled at that.  And I'm glad you like the jumper.  I was always rather fond of it.

It looks like I haven't even guessed the right genders.

Rachel

Erm, no, in fact.

Ah! I think I know who one of the founders is! But I'm not saying anything until I know I'm right...  :-X

Coward!   :P  You could always PM.

It took me a distressingly long time to figure out who the green man was, but wow, what an idea! Good luck with another dynasty.

Thank you.  I'd have been quite surprised if you hadn't guessed his identity  ;).

Cool It kind of reminds me of Shreck and Fiona. :)

Edit: Wait a moment I think I know who one of them is I think.

He is a little bit better-looking than Shrek  ;).  Yes, you might well know.  Want to PM a guess?

I'm thinking Elphaba and Fiyero from Wicked.

...except that he's the green one.
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2013, 03:31:04 PM »
Yeah, I was sure the green one was the girl, so now my guess seems silly. lol I'll definitely be reading!
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2013, 03:40:07 PM »
Hmmmm, that jumper is kinda familiar...
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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2013, 09:06:04 PM »
Frankenstein's Monster. It's Frankenstein's Monster and some random chick.
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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2013, 11:54:31 AM »
Hmmmm, that jumper is kinda familiar...
All will be revealed soon.
Oh dear, that sounds as if she's taking the jumper off...  :-[

Frankenstein's Monster. It's Frankenstein's Monster and some random chick.
Some of these guesses are so much better than the truth ;).

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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2013, 01:28:18 PM »
Sophia

The adored eldest child of a happy family.



A clever little girl whose granny encouraged her love of learning.  A sad teenager whose darling Gran was gone forever.  A chess champion.  A famous doctor.  A notable success…





..but her brother was the one who had all the fun – and the happy ending.



And then another birthday.  Full adulthood.



Goals achieved, mission accomplished.



Now what?  Keep on with the same old hobbies?





Or try out a new one…



…despite the hazards?



Carry on with the job that once seemed so exciting but had now become routine?



She dreamed of so much more.  Of exploring other skills, other careers…





Of love…  (Angel!  Where did it all go wrong?)



But really, she never seemed to find the time for anything new.  There were patients needing treatment, journals to be read…





“Hello!  Is the doctor in?  Nice fire, by the way.”



“Excuse me, are you a… genie?”



“Well, yes – but don’t try any of that three-wishes stuff.  I’ve retired from the magic lamp business – but I still do the odd job as a favour for an old friend.  It’s nice to have a bit of a break from Brian and the kids, much as I love them.  Anyway, enough about me.  I’m here to talk about you, Sophia.  You wish things could be different, don’t you?  You want excitement and romance in your life?  A fresh start?”



“Well, yes, I suppose so, but…”
“OK, come with me.  Somebody wants to talk to you.  Let’s go.  I’m on a schedule here – and I’ve still got someone else to collect.”






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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2013, 01:32:39 PM »
I knew it I knew it I knew it hahahha i feel so proud of myself :)
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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2013, 01:33:00 PM »
Sam

A baby, born so that someone else could die.



A happy toddler, adored by his ghostly family.



Then a birthday…



…and a special meal that changed everything.





That shocking moment when he became fully human.



Why was he so much greener than the others?

The worry when he heard his parents planning to move.  They were used to colourful Gooles in Twinbrook but what would happen in a new place?  Especially if the story of his birth got out.  His parents might insist that his colour was the natural result of their skin tones mixing but he knew better.  He was green because of the potions.  He was Poison Boy.

Then the relief when he started at his new school and found other green children – and friendship.



But as he grew up, it all started to go wrong again.  Somehow, he lost direction.  Friends drifted away.  Call it teenage hormones if you like.  Or existential angst.  Whatever.





But even youthful rebellion seems pointless when your mother’s a rebellious rock star herself.  Why not be über-conventional instead?  With the hair dye grown out and other youthful indiscretions hidden by conservative clothing, he settled into adulthood, resigned to an uneventful existence.

Or so he claimed.  Life was safe, secure – and boring.

Until…



“Hi, Sam!”
“Oh, hello, Aunt Deirdra.  What are you doing here?”
“Saving you from yourself, kiddo.  We’re all worried about you.  Look at you, stuck in here watching daytime TV.  You were always running around outdoors when you were little.”



“Yeah, I know I should be doing something but I don’t seem to have the energy.  Why bother?”



“Oh, my poor Sammy.



“Come on, love.  You can do better than this.  We need to sort you out.  Come with me – an old acquaintance has an...  interesting… idea to put to you.”






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Congratulations to anyone who guessed the identity of one or both of the founders and fifty virtual house points to Anna33 for having the courage of her convictions and PMing a (correct) guess.

For those who haven't the faintest idea who the founders are, they're both from other dynasties.  Sophia is the tenth heir from my DecaDynasty and Sam is the son of the final heir in my Life States Dynasty, The Ghosts of Twinbrook.

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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2013, 01:34:48 PM »
I knew it I knew it I knew it hahahha i feel so proud of myself :)
Well done :)!
(And wow, that was a fast reply!)

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« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2013, 01:38:40 PM »
Well done :)!
(And wow, that was a fast reply!)

hahahhaha I was surprised also, I'm looking forward to the next chapter :)
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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2013, 01:38:55 PM »
I guessed Sam (in my head... honestly I did!  ;) )
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« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2013, 01:43:16 PM »
Yeah, right.

(No, really, I thought you'd probably got it :).)

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Re: End of the Line Dynasty: The Founders (double update 3 September)
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2013, 03:00:42 PM »
Well, with that great background stories, I can't wait to read more about their life together. Bookmarked.  :D

 

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