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Re: The Dreamweaver Dynasty
« Reply #175 on: September 24, 2010, 10:33:24 PM »


Floor length? *is confused*

Ah, ok!  I didn't know which dress you were talking about and assumed you meant the most recent pictures of the wedding.  That dress is the sarong, purchased from the Sims 3 Store.  I put a pretty pattern on it to make it look more tropical.
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« Reply #176 on: September 25, 2010, 12:22:04 AM »
Oh well. If it is this one, then that makes me sad. That dress is gorgeous but alas, I have no simpoints. Oh, and feel free to friend me on the sims3 website, same user name as here( Bellalupa).

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Re: The Dreamweaver Dynasty
« Reply #177 on: September 25, 2010, 11:03:08 PM »
Sorry I'm so late with an update.  In addition to the Dynasty, I've also been doing Guide research in Barnacle Bay.

I'm happy to report that Periwinkle, Oliver, Nectarine, and Kenny had a successful trip to Shang Simla and are back home safe and sound.  I only took married Sims on the trip and didn't allow them to even speak to the locals.  Now, if no phantom children show up, it will be all good.

The first thing to do was redecorate the West Royal House to make the 17 days spent living there more pleasant.  This will give a good idea of how my Sims are able to work on their skills while vacationing when they own a vacation home.

Here is the front with a pool added to one side of the yard and Carina's vacation garden on the other:



The living room with television and video game:



Here's the kitchen.  I took out the counters that were cramping the dining area and upgraded the refrigerator and stove.



This is the downstairs bedroom where Periwinkle and Oliver sleep.  I added the bathroom at the top right and the painting studio at the top left.



The sculpting studio where Periwinkle and Oliver spent most of their time:



And finally, the upstairs bedroom where Nectarine and Kenny slept, with an adjacent painting studio:



Nectarine did some adventuring and was successful in gaining Pangu's Axe.  She went through the tomb until I had the axe in sight, then she meditated for 4 hours and zeneported to it.  Once it was in her hands, she used Escape Dust to immediately return to the vacation house.  That's the quick and easy to get in and out with the Axe and not have to go winding around the tomb for days.



She also spent a great deal of time at the board breaker with space rock blocks.  In this picture, she's surrounded by 89 gems that she's gotten by breaking the space rock blocks.  This will be the start of a massive gem collection.  I intend to have a skull cut of every gem, as well as large cuts of every gem in every shape.



Kenny made his own collection of sculptor's egg cut gems.  Between him and Periwinkle, I'll be able to have large sculptor's egg cuts of every gem, as well.  That painting of Christopher is the one that was unfinished at the vacation house.  Kenny was with the group this time and finished it.



As I already mentioned, Periwinkle and Oliver spent most of their time at the sculpting stands.  They both reached level 10 and are both working on getting 25 ice sculptures.  Periwinkle will be the long term immortal sculptor, but I need Oliver to be there to sculpt Periwinkle because Kenny will probably be dead before he can do all of them.  Here is an interesting SimBot Scraps sculpture by Periwinkle:



Periwinkle got tired of driving Kenny's pink pickup truck, so she bought a custom painted new sporty car to keep in Shang Simla:



This just makes me laugh.  Normally Oliver is a sharp dresser, but a man must have a fun day sometimes, too.



Periwinkle is learning cooking as part of her Renaissance Sim Lifetime Wish.  Having the family sit down together for a meal is a great way to raise everyone's social bar.  And it amuses me that they use chopsticks for every meal while in China.



Everyone is back home now and both Oliver and Periwinkle have a wish to have their first child.  It won't be long, but I want to take Periwinkle's sculptures to the Consignment Store and see how much they advance her Sculptor career.  She sculpted them in China and I just put them in the family inventory because I wasn't certain the sales would go toward her career while on vacation.

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« Reply #178 on: September 25, 2010, 11:10:19 PM »
She sculpted them in China and I just put them in the family inventory because I wasn't certain the sales would go toward her career while on vacation.
Thanks to everyone reading!  :)
I can safely say no. I was in France last night and my sculptor was working on the 25 Ice sculptors, so I basically had to sell, and when I got home, her career was the same as when she left.

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« Reply #179 on: September 26, 2010, 02:03:45 AM »
I've been keeping things of value in a chest while on vacation, then placing the full chest in family inventory. It seems that everything holds its value, upon return home. Have you tried this?

Oh, I envy you the large home in China! I bought one of the marketplace ones, and basically the top is barely lived in, with the majority of living taking place in the basement, with more space.

Pam, I adore the space rocks picture! I may have to put it on my computer desktop. How are you keeping her needs maximized all that time, since it's a challenge? And is she taking meditation breaks to increase the value of the rocks? I'm really curious how she was so prolific.
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« Reply #180 on: September 26, 2010, 02:16:49 AM »
@LlamaMama:

Just now reading about how you use the chest, I think that I forgot the chest containing all the cut gems and left it in China!  I'm just kicking myself!  I guess I'll have to take a quick trip back over there to get it.  That's a good idea for the paintings and sculptures, too.  I haven't checked their value yet, so I don't know how much they may have lost on the journey home.

Nectarine has the Body Builder skill journal challenge completed, so she doesn't get fatigued.  She stops to eat a morsel of dried food in the middle of the day.  She eats dinner with the family to regain her social needs.  A bit of jumping on the trampoline works out her fun issues.  It took her about 3 days to get all those gems.  She did more before that and after, but that was the impressive shot.  She hasn't been doing meditation.  I actually didn't know that it will increase the value of the gems.  I'm not terribly worried about their value anyway because they are all intended to go into collections and the value of the collection doesn't matter to me.  The family is sitting at over $500,000 in cash right now.  :D
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« Reply #181 on: September 26, 2010, 04:05:40 PM »
Awesome update, Pam!  That board breaker picture is very cool!  I'm impressed that you're going to create a fabulous gem collection.  :)

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« Reply #182 on: September 26, 2010, 07:40:59 PM »
I love all those space rocks! I normally build a huge room, make sure nothing is in it and start breaking boards  ;D.

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« Reply #183 on: September 26, 2010, 07:49:27 PM »
Oliver's a hottie. You said VJ Alvi's his dad. Who's his mom? Just curious. Great update!

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« Reply #184 on: September 26, 2010, 08:35:24 PM »
Pam already answered that question. Try going back a few pages.
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« Reply #185 on: September 26, 2010, 08:52:34 PM »
K, thanks ;D

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« Reply #186 on: September 26, 2010, 10:24:28 PM »
Pam that house is GORGEOUS!  I love the way you redecorated it and avoided the traditional red, black and gold you see so much in oriental homes.  Lovely, lovely, lovely.

My Sims are wanting very much to travel but I insisted they ALL go and they ALL be married.  I daren't say more because it will ruin the story.  It will take awhile before we get a house and I already know just the one I want. 

Love the space rocks shot!  It's a keeper.  I never tried doing a marathon board breaking with any of my sims but once I get one maxed in athletics as you did I'll sure give it a go.  Looks like much fun not to mention profitable.
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« Reply #187 on: September 26, 2010, 11:08:55 PM »
Oliver's a hottie. You said VJ Alvi's his dad. Who's his mom? Just curious. Great update!

Yes, he's a good looking guy.  I hope he'll make a pretty baby.  His mother is Letitia Deppreissee, the daughter of a couple that moved to town during my founder's earlier years.
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« Reply #188 on: September 27, 2010, 06:02:34 AM »
Wow Pam, so many great pictures! I had similar plan with gem collection so I'm still not sure should I have one of heirs to supermax martial arts or to have everyone breaking space rocks in second floor basement ;D! Great job on collecting the Pangu axe, will be useful but why did you avoid raiding the tomb and so many relics and collections?
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« Reply #189 on: September 27, 2010, 03:45:53 PM »
Great job on collecting the Pangu axe, will be useful but why did you avoid raiding the tomb and so many relics and collections?

It was near the end of a 17 day trip and I was getting tired of it, to be honest.  I can always go back for them another time.
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« Reply #190 on: September 27, 2010, 04:20:37 PM »
It was near the end of a 17 day trip and I was getting tired of it, to be honest.  I can always go back for them another time.

I had a similar experience.  It got boring weaving in and out of that tomb so I zenported to the axe and back out again.  Later on I finished the tomb for all the goodies in it.  Not in this legacy of course.
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« Reply #191 on: September 27, 2010, 04:51:27 PM »
Last time I got the Axe I got my sim lost and had to teleport to the axe then teleport out!  :)
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« Reply #192 on: September 28, 2010, 10:30:25 AM »
Yeah, I hate that particular tomb.  Winds around all over the place, and you have to change your camera view all the time to see anything... so dumb.

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« Reply #193 on: September 28, 2010, 06:44:17 PM »
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I intend to have a skull cut of every gem, as well as large cuts of every gem in every shape.

Yeah, I am addicted to the transfiguration cabinets too - I am insane at getting skull cuts or sculptor eggs of every gem in the Sims 3. I already have a bunch of sculptor eggs in my LTW legacy house! Hoo boy!  :-X

Your dynasty has inspired me to do my own dynasty based on a video game series I am fond of. Excuse me... *runs off to Sunset Valley to create the founder* (Check out my Shin Megami LTW Legacy thread!)
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« Reply #194 on: September 28, 2010, 11:33:51 PM »
I can be such a dingbat sometimes.  Somehow, I convinced myself that I had left all of my gems in China by mistake, so I sent Indigo back alone on a short trip to retrieve them.  Upon arrival at the family vacation home, there was no chest of gems because I did, in fact, take them back to Sunset Valley when the family departed last time.  Oh well.  Might as well use the time to perform some songs and get the tips up to where they can do some good.  She wrapped up an adventure series and also collected metals.  But most important, she made it back home in one piece!

Continuing on with Indigo a little...  she finally had her first romance and first kiss at age 79 days.

Meet Davin Steel, Indigo's lifelong best friend:



Davin had a girlfriend, but dumped her without a second thought for Indigo after their first kiss.



They are going steady now and hope to enjoy their new relationship for awhile before Grim comes:



In other news, Periwinkle took the sculptures she made in China over to the Consignment Shop.  When they sold later that day, she gained 3 levels in her Sculptor's Profession, bringing her to level 7.  She's ready to have her first child and so is Oliver, but I think it will be wise to wait a bit longer.  I'm nearing the midpoint of the Dynasty and have to start thinking about how to manage the end of it.  Having children later in life will help make sure there are slots available in the Dynasty house when the time comes for the next generation.  As sad as it is, Kenny and Indigo need to die before it goes much further. 

Oliver continues to make ice sculptures, trying to reach that magical number of 25 so he'll be able to sculpt Periwinkle after Kenny is gone.  Chartreuse does her own thing with guitar and painting.  She doesn't have much to do with the rest of the family.  Carina spends a lot of time in her garden, as always.  I think I'll have her grow some extra Death Flowers just in case some spares are needed for accidents.


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« Reply #195 on: September 29, 2010, 12:06:24 AM »
Indigo is the non-immortal, right?  Wow, first romance and kiss at 79.  I hope she will be happy the rest of her short days.  I love that hair do and it is funny, not just any sim can wear that one either.
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« Reply #196 on: September 29, 2010, 12:11:51 AM »
Yes, Indigo is Nectarine's twin, non-immortal.  I chose that hairdo for the founder, Carina, but Indigo was born with it.  :D
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« Reply #197 on: September 29, 2010, 12:24:26 AM »
I've created a monster with myself!  Now that I know how to post videos to Facebook, I hope I don't get out of control.  Here's Nectarine in her new Zen Garden giving a board breaking demonstration for the rest of the family (everyone except Indigo, who was at work).

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« Reply #198 on: September 29, 2010, 12:30:54 AM »
That's cool Pam!!

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« Reply #199 on: September 29, 2010, 01:01:14 AM »
I tried a video through photobucket in my new update.  Those new toddler races and that video of boardbreaking is awesome.  Well done Pam.
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