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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Unexpected Visitor
« Reply #500 on: June 05, 2014, 12:10:59 AM »
I love how you have Majnun standing out against the very grey house and dull tones of Alec and Mary's wardrobes.  Quite impactful.  Since Bear will be around, one would have to think Evie will be just fine.  And if Majnun steps out of line, Granny Agnes may have to make a special visit  ;=)
That wasn't intentional, or maybe my subconscious is having a time with me, but really, Eveline was the only brightness in the house simply because I love darkness. I dunno, I grew up in a house where everything was a neutral color (browns, tans, every single shade of those two) and I always had a fondness for black, as it went with everything. Not to mention, it's easy to mix colors in with black. Black, grey, white, and another color always go together (unless it's brown, then I find it hard to work with), whereas with browns I only ever seem to end up with brown, green, blue and that's it. It always looks beach-bungalow-y. Jesus, I'm such a long-winded person. I should've just said "I like the color black and gray." and been done with it.  ::) And I'm so excited for Majnun. He's basically my excuse to throw all the blind jokes out of the way. He's also an important plot device for Eveline. She needs a powerful magic tutor.


Okay, I so did not see Manjun coming along to lend them a helping hand. Interesting and fun twist, there.
Ha! Then my madness is working!


Haha. I just finished reading all this and I love it!  Manjun is really hilarious. 
Also, sort of random topic here, but whenever one of the couples proposes and says something along the lines of "Can I say something crazy?" I can't help but be reminded of Frozen.  Especially with Palmira and Noten.
Thank you kindly! I've been trying very hard to keep this story fun and interesting! I love Frozen but in all fairness, those parts were written prior to Frozen, therefore I feel I deserve some payment for coming up with an awesome line.


Look, our God of Magic and Madness just got even more interesting. He's not all mad and evil -all great bad guys have something they love. Somehow he reminds me of Mr. Burns from The Simpsons.
Haha, Majnun is the Falor-type evil. Loves the family, hates everyone else. Actually, pretty sure Majnun doesn't hate anyone. Hate is much too cut-and-dry for him. Too Black/White. He's much too gray to follow those terms. He's the kind of guy that if he doesn't like you, you'll know, but otherwise wouldn't use such terms. Definitely feeling the Mr. Burns though.


I'm quite surprised with how things turned out- but mind you, a good surprise! Lagging behind can actually be awesome sometimes, you get to chomp on a whole load of madness.

And a comment that I can't just let pass: I love the staircase-filled room. I fancied each one to be specific to one Sim, unless I missed that.  ;D
I'm glad it's a good surprise! It's taken me a long time to figure out what I was going to do with this story. Haha I totally know how you feel, I love coming to a story and going "oh goodie, more to read!"
I loved that room too, just lots of fun to make. I was going for the "everyone has their own stairs" idea. :) Glad someone noticed!


FINALLY! I'm all caught up  ;D luv the legacy. I think I've started to figure out your plan for the legacy. Eveline can't see, she sacrificed her sight. I bet one will be deaf. One won't walk, and one might even be insane. That'e my interpretation of your plot. (if i get this wrong don't hold it against me  :P)
Haha, you're not too far off, but the next generation may catch some by surprise. You do have the right ideas though. Eveline has sacrificed her sight for the great magic potential she has, and the final generation will have lost their sanity. :) Thank you so much for reading and for commenting! I'm glad to know my story is entertaining!


I want to start off by telling you how much I love your story!  I've been stuck on the couch with a foot injury so I was able to read all of it in about 2 days.  Thanks for keeping me entertained :)  You have a great writing style and made your characters very compelling.  The twists and turns are awesome.  I don't think I can count all of the times that I either teared up, cheered, smiled, etc. during a chapter.  Nice work and I can't wait for more! 
Thank you so much! That means quite a bit to me! I know my story can be a lot to read given how far I've gotten in it. I went from just being a "I'll just write a legacy" to "DYSTOPIAN madness!" in like .5 seconds. I'm so sorry to hear about your foot injury! Hopefully you'll recover fully and quickly. :)


Ha! I love Majnun as the doting grandpa, but I'm a little worried for the influence he might have on baby Eveline! Luckily I think Bear will keep him in line. ;)
It's too bad this forum doesn't have the face I'm making now at all these comments about Majnun (it's like a fiendishly-delighted winking face with a tongue sticking out as I grin maliciously). His influence won't change our dear Eveline, but he will help shape her, heh. Heh. Bear will keep him in line for sure, though Eveline is pretty good at doing that herself. ;)

Anyways, I have to update my Dynasty tomorrow and then I will be back to opening up the Reapers again! Yay excitement!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Unexpected Visitor
« Reply #501 on: June 07, 2014, 07:07:21 PM »
Ha! I guess you do deserve credit for that line then. ;) It just makes the similarities even more hilarious.  I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment, haha.



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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #502 on: June 09, 2014, 08:19:03 PM »
Ha! I guess you do deserve credit for that line then. ;) It just makes the similarities even more hilarious.  I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment, haha.
Heh, I like to believe I can be creative (sometimes). :) Anyways, next installment, coming up:

**Warning in advance, Eveline's part is text-heavy and important, it's tough to read, so I'm sorry!**

Across the World
After nearly backing out several times to go back home to her daughter, Mary had finally arrived.

She was completely amazed, and couldn't seem to wrap her head around how far she had come. The long flight, the little kid beating on the back of her seat, the tasteless food - all worth it to be standing where she is now. Alec and she were still very jet-lagged, but that couldn't slow Mary down. She raced up most of the steps to the top of base camp, slowed down and slowly regretted running up so hard, so fast. She looked around with curious eyes - she knew she wasn't going to be here for long though. Alec had looked up the Academy prior to the plane taking off and Mary's heart has been set on that since.
Alec picked up necessities from the store and arrived at the academy after Mary, he then began working on his two skills he needed - Charisma and Guitar.

Mary was far too happy beating up against the training dummy, it was exhilarating.

Mary stopped for very little. She kept her hunger and hygiene at bay using her magic, and would often only stop training to pass out in the tent Alec had bought. When she felt too fatigued to carry on any longer, she would play chess or when she finally got the skill, meditate. Alec left his wife be, as she just seemed to be in her element. She pushed herself for hard and long days, but with noticeable improvements. Day by day she would gain a new belt. In their week vacation that they took, Alec had gotten to level 6 in the Charisma skill and level 8 in the Guitar skill, while Mary?


Was getting better,

And better.

With all the effort she put in, she received twice.

Her rise in the ranks was starting to stir up rumors in China, but Mary wasn't there for challenges or play. She was focused and determined to reach her final belt.

And the hours prior to their flight, Mary pushed and pushed, hoping to get at least one more belt in prior to going home. She would be a black belt, just under the Mastery rank, and just when she thought it was hopeless, she prevailed.

The world was opening wide for Mary, and she wasn't going to let anyone stand in her way.



On the other side of the world, as Mary struggled to push herself through, Eveline was facing a whole new kind of struggle: her grandfather.
She had spent a few days with him prior to her birthday, and unlike with most strangers - she found herself drawn to him by an almost magical pull. She could sense it deep in her gut that he would be important to her. His mad ramblings often left her wondering why her parents left him in charge, but she never babbled anything to him, asides her regular run of the mill - "no, no!"
Now here she was, being held over flames while told to just blow on them. The gentle heat from the flames was felt on her cheek as she tipped over and pushed all the air out of her lungs.

Majnun quietly set her down, and stood back, wanting to see his grandchild's first moves as an independent child.

Once she had grown though, she stood stiff-still. Her breathing had become tense and she strained herself to hear any movement she could. As a toddler the world never seemed like such a daunting place. She reached her hands out in front of her, her breathing was growing ragged as she felt nothing. It was just dark. She was alone and she could have been in a field for all she knew. Tears welled up in her eyes as panic set in, she slowly sank to the floor and sobbed, curling up into a ball on the hard linoleum floor.
Majnun had sat still as the walls around him and watched for a moment, curiously. His thoughts were interrupted by the sound of Bear as he started beating at the glass door - threatening to beat it down if not let in. This was unusual behavior for him, but not unusual with the realization that his master was troubled. The sounds echoed against Eveline's ear and she cried harder, the sounds were not familiar and nothing felt the same as it once did.
As soon as Majnun let Bear in - who went running straight over to his little master - Majnun quietly walked behind Eveline and placed his hands under her elbows to lift her to her feet. "Why are you crying, Eveline?" He asked with an edge to his voice. It was not unkind, though it may have sounded like it if one did not know him well.
"I'm scared." She whispered as she wiped her face up. Majnun escorted her to the bathroom quietly where he handed her a towel.
"The world is, indeed, a scary place Eveline." Majnun said seriously, he paused for a long time as Eveline got her breathing in check before he continued. "But I think I can help."
Majnun, can you go take care of Bear? I'll get Eveline cleaned up and dressed.


Once Eveline was cleaned up she felt around the walls of the bathroom.
Shower.
Wall.
Sink.
Wall.
Toilet.
Wall.
Wall.
Door.
She put both hands on the wood and started to feel around.
Doorknob.
She exhaled quietly, feeling a small victory. She walked slowly, very slowly, taking small, surefooted steps.
Majnun smiled as she found her way out of the bathroom, he knew that she was ready.
He came up behind her slowly, not making too much noise.

She sensed someone behind her and her breath caught in her throat. "Grandpa?" Her voice cracked as she spoke.
He put his gentle hands over her eyes. "Eveline, you must not be afraid. Living in fear will only make you cower away from the things you do not know." She could feel his hands over her eyes, the warmth that came from them, but there was something else there too, but she just couldn't place it. "You are blood of my blood. Do you know what that means, my swallow?"
"I'm crazy?"
Majnun smiled wide, "yes, but no. Try again."
"I'm... powerful?"
"Yes. Very powerful my dear. You're a very powerful source, and when you get a little older you'll be able to harness that even more; you should not fear the unknown. The unknown is what we want it to be, instead, you should make the unknown fear you." His hands were getting warmer and warmer.
"Grandpa, your hands... what's going on?" She whispered, she could feel something churning in her stomach, but she couldn't place what that was.
"Concentrate." Was all Majnun said.
"What am I concentrating on?"
"Concentrate." He repeated, this time, more firm.
Eveline squeezed her eyes shut tight and clenched her fist. She focused on the feeling she had in her stomach. "Concentrate" She could hear his words in her head, and she suddenly knew what she needed to do: she forced the feeling south. It was the most terrible feeling in the world - as if there were millions of spiders crawling down her legs, her concentration wavered with her breathing.
"Concentrate!" Majnun called out to her, forcing her back to the feeling that was trying to crawl back up to her stomach. She clenched everything again and down the feeling went, through her knees, her calves, her ankles, her toes... and suddenly, it spread out in front of her in all directions. The blackness was parting, there was a grid as the magic spread from her body in front of her. She continued to push it outward and there was the outline of a chair, and another chair, and the table. She began to grin widely as the world suddenly opened up for her. She concentrated even harder and she was able to make out the outline of the TV her mother always worked out by, the couch that Majnun slept on, and she kept going. There was outside, she could feel the bug that was crawling across the lawn, the car that just went speeding by on the road. It was overwhelming and strange and different and wonderful all at the same time. There was no color, just black but the shapes and outlines were in a lighter grey.
"Grandpa... I can... I can... see?" She asked quietly. "What is this?"
"It's magic, my child. It is an extension of yourself. I'm mad, but it was what I exchanged for my magical gifts. You are blind, and that is what you traded in for your magical gifts. Magic can't give us back what we've lost, but it can help us build something to compensate for it. Do you understand, Eveline?"
This was the sanest conversation she ever had with her grandfather, and she acknowledged that. There was something her parents would never share with her that he would. He has lost something too in exchange for the power that they share, and now he was teaching her how to take it back.
He slowly lifted his hands from her eyes and Eveline panicked as the world started to go black again. "No! I don't want to stop seeing!" She cried.
"Then don't." He said quietly.
Eveline squeezed her eyes shut again and demanded her body to let her see again, and so it did. The grid continued to be laid out before her, even with her eyes closed she could see what was going on across the road, she wondered how far she could push this, how far could she see?
"As far as you would want to." Majnun answered he questions, "as far as your magic will allow."
Eveline grinned and turned to face her grandfather, she focused in on the area he should be standing and slowly made out his outline. "You're wearing funny clothes, aren't you grandpa?" She asked with a laugh.
Majnun gave a wicked grin, "Oh child, my clothes didn't say anything even remotely funny! Did it tell you a joke that it didn't tell me?!"
And he was back.
"Come on, nephew, we should go out and celebrate! Especially since it's Christmas and I have more gifts to give!" He grinned and he escorted her out to a waiting taxi. Bear came running along with the two of them.
"I'm so dizzy," she said quietly as she tried to handle walking while processing all of the world around her. "Does everyone get dizzy when they can see and walk?"
"Only on Tuesdays." He retorted.


They went out to the Art Gallery, though Eveline had very little to appreciate there, Majnun was sure she would get something out of it - and he was right. It was her first encounter with stairs. Bear never left her side for a moment.

She walked slowly to where the grid ended and realized she was going to have to project upwards and see things that left the ground yet still touched it. One by one, slowly, the stairs came into view.

She swallowed hard and took her first step forward. It took fairly long to slowly climb the steps there, but Bear kept pace with her every step of the way. The few times she would stumble, he would put himself in front of her to catch her. She took it slowly at her own pace until she could finally see the last step. She was on top of the world.

Nothing could scare her now.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #503 on: June 09, 2014, 08:36:14 PM »
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"You are blood of my blood, child. Do you know what that means?"
"I'm crazy?"
Majnun smiled wide, "yes, but no. Try again."

I laughed a little harder than I should have. ;D

I actually found Eveline's part one of the easier-to-read parts of the dynasty and I don't know why. Oh well. It was still a powerful chapter. And the last line, man.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #504 on: June 10, 2014, 05:25:07 AM »
*growls. I want WA, too! *sighs. I'm starting to have speculations about Majnun's role in the story. But wee, that could be just me.
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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #505 on: June 10, 2014, 06:29:34 AM »
Ooooh... This was EPIC!!!! Now what senses that the next migicy kid won't use??? Um... I give up, I guess I'm waiting for it  :'( but again awesome chapter. Oh, and I never was told what town they are in, what town is it?

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #506 on: June 10, 2014, 11:46:06 AM »
Okay, not going to lie, the descriptions of Evie coming to terms with her limitations as well as her new abilities made me want to cuddle that little bundle of pixels.  Very well written!



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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #507 on: June 10, 2014, 03:53:13 PM »
So Eveline's skill is something like a bio sonar? Now that's interesting.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #508 on: June 10, 2014, 05:50:06 PM »
I enjoyed seeing Bear in the front seat of the taxi. Now I want to test that on my game. d: I'm glad that Evie can see, though I'm glad it's without color, or it would be pushing her ability a bit far, in my opinion.
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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #509 on: June 10, 2014, 07:51:11 PM »
Wow, the scene between Majnun and Eveline was very touching!  In his brief moments of sanity, Majnun can be very wise, insightful and caring.  The moment he reverted back to his crazy self, though, made me laugh :)  Looking forward to see what Majnun's role will be as your story continues.  Another great chapter!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #510 on: June 11, 2014, 11:13:34 PM »
Eveline's way of seeing reminds me of the way Merlin learns to see again in the Fire of Merlin series, I loved it.  Can't wait to see where this is going next!  Also, what did you use to get her eyes that way?  Just colored to white, or CC?

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #511 on: June 12, 2014, 02:39:27 PM »
Oh wow! Ha, Eveline is quite the popular lady. ;)

I laughed a little harder than I should have. ;D

I actually found Eveline's part one of the easier-to-read parts of the dynasty and I don't know why. Oh well. It was still a powerful chapter. And the last line, man.

Excellent job.
No worries, laughing too hard at something is never a bad thing. I'm glad, maybe I've found something that's making it easier to read - or maybe Eveline is just awesome, it's could be either one. I actually had a bit more to post, but after reading through on preview I went "no, I think that's enough." It leaves a lasting effect though, so I'm glad I did hold off on the other things.


*growls. I want WA, too! *sighs. I'm starting to have speculations about Majnun's role in the story. But wee, that could be just me.
I do like WA, especially since the bugs have been patched, but if this were a few weeks after it came out - I would've told you that you were crazy for wanting it considering all of the bugs one must suffer through to enjoy it. Hmm, speculations? I'm very curious as to what those speculations are...


Ooooh... This was EPIC!!!! Now what senses that the next migicy kid won't use??? Um... I give up, I guess I'm waiting for it  :'( but again awesome chapter. Oh, and I never was told what town they are in, what town is it?
Thank you! I'm glad I could write something so epic. :) The Reapers are currently taking over residing in Bridgeport. :) It's giving me plenty of grief, but thankfully that's my last terrible town (lag-wise) - and I only had to take out half of the buildings to get it going! I'm actually still up for debate about this next one. Look towards the announcements below for some information on that. ;)


Okay, not going to lie, the descriptions of Evie coming to terms with her limitations as well as her new abilities made me want to cuddle that little bundle of pixels.  Very well written!
Ah, she's quite loveable. I can already see how her character is growing, and I'm really liking it. Thank you though! I do try very hard to make my characters believable.


So Eveline's skill is something like a bio sonar? Now that's interesting.
I imagine it's something like a bat (which is probably what you're referencing, except I'm not aware of that term). She sees things on a grid. If you've ever seen Avatar (Last Airbender) I imagine her similar to Toph, just using magic over bending to do that. She's still got limitations on it though, as every witch as limited magic they can draw from, so that will be interesting to factor in.


I enjoyed seeing Bear in the front seat of the taxi. Now I want to test that on my game. d: I'm glad that Evie can see, though I'm glad it's without color, or it would be pushing her ability a bit far, in my opinion.
Ha, Bear looks great up there, all I can imagine was he was giving the driver directions - silly dog. There's no way she could ever see color, and she won't ever be able to see herself either (as she is the center of where her magic comes from). Really she sees things in shades of black, and it's not always accurate. So long as it's attached to the ground she can see it (so if it floats, she can't), and it's merely an outline so she can get an idea of where things are.


Wow, the scene between Majnun and Eveline was very touching!  In his brief moments of sanity, Majnun can be very wise, insightful and caring.  The moment he reverted back to his crazy self, though, made me laugh :)  Looking forward to see what Majnun's role will be as your story continues.  Another great chapter!
Haha, I was a little worried his sanity would be too much, but alas, Majnun saved the day for me. Majnun's appearance was crucial for me, as I knew Mary and Alec were magical, but they could never know how to teach their daughter. Mary learned from Agnes, both of whom had all of themselves. Majnun is the only Sim claimed to (be alive and) have lost something but still have full control over his magic - I mean, I could've invented someone else, but this just seemed right.


Eveline's way of seeing reminds me of the way Merlin learns to see again in the Fire of Merlin series, I loved it.  Can't wait to see where this is going next!  Also, what did you use to get her eyes that way?  Just colored to white, or CC?
Honestly never read that series... I'll look into it. :)
Thank you though, and her eyes are CC. I wanted to make it a little exaggerated so it would be obvious on first sight that she couldn't see. Hopefully that's mission accomplished?


Mini-Thingy-majig.
Well, we're a long way off from the next generation, so this isn't really relevant right now, but I thought I would give you all some general idea of where the next few generations will be. A long while ago, in a conversation between Majnun, myself and Alec (I believe) it was mentioned that Mary could only have one child, as her body was not conditioned to handle the powerful magic that was Eveline (who was growing in her at the time), Eveline though, being that she is a woman and she has immensely powerful magic in her, can have multiple children. If the next heir is a boy, his wife will only be able to have one pregnancy(because the child/ren growing within his wife will leave her barren as she could not be powerful enough to have more than one pregnancy). That is just for clarification, the real announcement was that there will no longer be heir polls (as there's simply no way I can have 4 children with different/similar disabilities, yet only have one become heir -thus meaning the others are... I dunno, it just doesn't quite add up that way) but the polls you will have will be town polls. I'm sorry if this is a disappointment, it took me a long time of juggling and thinking about ways I could make it work, but I just can't find any other way to really work it into the story and make it believable on my own level.

Hopefully I've explained it well enough so that it's understandable, but if the next heir were to be deaf (s/he won't, it's just an example) I can't have 3 children be deaf and only one take on the heirship, as heirship is going to the one who traded pieces of themselves for magic, so if they all 3 did it, then it wouldn't be quite... fitting? *Shrugs* This was my reasoning for this, if that makes sense. I'm not going to say which child is heir up front (as I haven't decided, and it likely won't be any particular order either - like firstborns only, or so on).

Anyways, ramble ramble ramble. I do go on for longer than I need to. Town polls will be available for the birth of the next heir (or whenever after s/he is born, depends on how Bridgeport wants to deal with it). Either way, that will be there for you to vote over on. Sorry again if this is a disappointment, I just want to stay true to my storyline.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #512 on: June 12, 2014, 07:02:06 PM »
Livvie, your writing style just blows me away.  That last update was powerful, sista!

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« Reply #513 on: June 12, 2014, 10:32:47 PM »
Livvieee!!! I have quite a bit to catch up on! Jeez. Taking a break from all things Sims was a bad idea, I've got about 5 million chapters from you to read up on, but I will. I already know it'll be great but...heh...so much reading  ::)
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« Reply #514 on: June 13, 2014, 01:37:12 AM »
Livvie, your writing style just blows me away.  That last update was powerful, sista!
Thank you! I tried really hard to make the chapter a foundation for Eveline, as she's got quite the road ahead of her.


Livvieee!!! I have quite a bit to catch up on! Jeez. Taking a break from all things Sims was a bad idea, I've got about 5 million chapters from you to read up on, but I will. I already know it'll be great but...heh...so much reading  ::)
Miiiizzileeeeee! I thought you died! Ha, everyone needs a break every now and then, my breaks usually involve the Sims of another sort. Five million-bajillion more like, I've been cranking these chapters out! Haha, plus it doesn't help that I love to make my chapters uber text-savvy, so I don't envy you, but at the same time, I hope you enjoy, also I'm glad to hear you haven't vanished off the face of the earth. :D

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #515 on: June 13, 2014, 02:30:22 AM »
I imagine it's something like a bat (which is probably what you're referencing, except I'm not aware of that term). She sees things on a grid. If you've ever seen Avatar (Last Airbender) I imagine her similar to Toph, just using magic over bending to do that. She's still got limitations on it though, as every witch as limited magic they can draw from, so that will be interesting to factor in.

The most notable animals to use bio sonar are indeed bats and dolphins, so you understood what I meant.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #516 on: June 13, 2014, 04:15:09 PM »
The most notable animals to use bio sonar are indeed bats and dolphins, so you understood what I meant.

Oh good! Can you tell I barely passed science? It's kind of sad really. Then again, those classes were like, Chemistry and Physics, if I had taken Zoology I might've been better off. *shrugs* thank you for clarifying that though! I've learned something new!

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« Reply #517 on: June 15, 2014, 03:54:36 PM »
I love Eveline! She reminds me so much of Toph from Avatar (who I adore). I really enjoy reading Majnun. He's so out-there but can still be insightful when he needs to.

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« Reply #518 on: June 17, 2014, 04:57:16 PM »
I love Eveline! She reminds me so much of Toph from Avatar (who I adore). I really enjoy reading Majnun. He's so out-there but can still be insightful when he needs to.
Toph was one of my favorite characters. :D Majnun is my plot device sim, lol! Just kidding, no he's great, he's where I can channel my inner-insanity.

You guys are going to be so sick of these text updates on my life. I'm sorry.

Well, all, this is getting posted across all of my stories, just so everyone is aware of my delay and my awesome surprise! Last Friday my Aunt lost her battle with cancer. It's very hard on me not because I was particularly close with her but because she was the mother to my best friend growing up. My Aunt had seven children she left behind and they're all very different and handling things differently. I had gone this weekend to visit my parents for Father's day, thus thinking I would come straight back and work on my story, but my uncle went ahead and scheduled the viewing (which wasn't actually a viewing, they wanted us to remember her as she was before the cancer took her) and the funeral for yesterday and today. It's been very hard on my cousin, as she's the third oldest. Their kids span from the ages as old as 24 (or 25) to 11. It hasn't hit Becca yet, she's the youngest at 11 years old, but I know it's not easy on her. My cousin tends to be the type to take everything on her shoulders and carry everyone with her. Her oldest brother is married and moved out with an infant, and her older sister is pursuing a college education. She has not been able to attend college (though she's always wanted to) and now she's juggling jobs to help support her family and I know it's not been easy on her to do. She always wanted to be an art teacher. She told me that was her main goal but now it seems to be put off to the side. I needed to be with her to help her grieve, as her family are very religious and push her to be "happy" her mom is in a better place. Which is much easier said than done.

On another note, my birthday is in a couple weeks (the 28th) and my boyfriend wanted to get me something special for my birthday, so he's fixed up my computer and kicked my silly AMD card out of the way with a brand new NVidia Geforce GTX 760 along with a new power supply to help get my gaming in gear! It causes the lights to flicker a little when we have the window unit running and his computer, but it's all worth it! I look forward to seeing my Sims in even higher quality with hopefully a few less issues!

Thank you all for being so patient. I love this forum so much, and I've made many friends here and hope to continue making friends here, thank you for your patience with my stories and being supportive of the random life issues I've had. Look forward to some new updates coming at you in the next week or so! :) Happy Simming!

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« Reply #519 on: June 18, 2014, 12:36:33 AM »
Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss, Livvy.

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« Reply #520 on: June 18, 2014, 09:52:42 AM »
Your cousin is lucky to have you for emotional support. When losing a loved one, everyone needs someone to share their sadness and fears with who will listen and not judge.

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« Reply #521 on: June 22, 2014, 04:30:57 AM »
We can wait, don't worry. RL always comes first. I know how hard it is, I lost my father to cancer six years ago and it took two years to get over grief. We will wait for your return, no matter how long it takes.

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #522 on: June 22, 2014, 06:42:57 AM »
No worries Livy, when I was younger I lost my great-grandmother to sickness ( I'm actually starting to think it was cancer.) so I understand. And I will wait for The Return of Livvielove, I can just work on my own story until then, plus I have a goal to be able to control emotions like you, to work on.

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« Reply #523 on: June 29, 2014, 10:32:39 PM »
Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss, Livvy.
Your cousin is lucky to have you for emotional support. When losing a loved one, everyone needs someone to share their sadness and fears with who will listen and not judge.
We can wait, don't worry. RL always comes first. I know how hard it is, I lost my father to cancer six years ago and it took two years to get over grief. We will wait for your return, no matter how long it takes.
No worries Livy, when I was younger I lost my great-grandmother to sickness ( I'm actually starting to think it was cancer.) so I understand. And I will wait for The Return of Livvielove, I can just work on my own story until then, plus I have a goal to be able to control emotions like you, to work on.

Thank you all so much for the kind words, I'm so truly sorry to have taken so long to come up with a great chapter. It's been almost a month and I feel terrible! I've done a lot of traveling and a lot of soul-searching in a way. A lot of you readers have been through some of my most trying times and I can't thank you enough for that. The Reapers are still there, and they will be coming back, I'm so sorry for taking so long again. I've been trying to job hunt, but I needed more resumes. A pipe burst in the wall between our kitchen and the next-door neighbor's apartment. Our carpet was soaked and our closet was soaked and it took a lot of waiting around in my apartment to get minor repairs done and the get the carpet cleaned so we don't grow mold (ew). I updated my resume and realized I needed to print it out, went to do so and forgot that the printer was in the closet in the kitchen (yes, where the pipe burst). I was amazed to find the printer was still kicking, but it was out of ink (of course). We wanted to go out today and just get my resume printed at FedEx, but low and behold, it's Pride week and all of Chicago is shut down. Literally. Just our luck that the parade STARTED in our part of town (we live in Uptown area). All of the streets were blocked off and we spent an hour just driving around looking for the fed-ex store, only to realize we couldn't find it. So we gave up and went shopping anyways, I used some of my birthday money to grab some more printer ink and we needed to go to the currency exchange so we could do laundry later only to find out the currency exchange place closed an hour earlier (so, if we hadn't been driving around looking for an unclosed route to Fed-ex, we would've gotten some quarters).

This weekend has been a lot of things like that. On my birthday we went out to brunch with the mother in law, she was far too kind in her gifts, and she even let us take home the leftovers and take home her old swiffer so we could really clean our kitchen floors. I was carrying a lot of things (including the leftovers) and had to put the leftovers on top of the car to open the door to put the other things in... have you figured out what happens next? Yeah, never put the leftovers in the car, and now they're probably decorating a highway somewhere (shame, I really wanted that pesto chicken sandwich). We had another funeral to go to that day as well, for my boyfriends neighbor who was taken by cancer as well. My boyfriend insisted we go see a movie and go to dinner for my birthday, so we took the bus there, however coming home we ended up getting stuck in the rain for a half an hour because the bus system was behind! Yes so, I've obviously had my ups and downs, I just wanted to let you know I was still alive and kicking and so are the Reapers! Woohoo!

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Re: Reaper's Genetic Legacy Experiment: Across the World
« Reply #524 on: June 30, 2014, 04:17:04 AM »
That's some trouble with capital T! Best luck with your problems. And you're right, it's best to never put food on car. That reminded me of when I accidentally dropped a chocolate ice cream out of car window, and had quite problems cleaning it after 2-hours drive.