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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 43- Superstar Actress (Sept 12)
« Reply #150 on: September 12, 2014, 04:32:06 PM »
Now, I really am about to cry. I'm going to miss my generational room-scan. At least the LSD can fill the void.

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 43- Superstar Actress (Sept 12)
« Reply #151 on: September 14, 2014, 01:44:06 PM »
Now, I really am about to cry. I'm going to miss my generational room-scan. At least the LSD can fill the void.

Yep.  With the rolled traits each heir has, it keeps me guessing too.  I have no idea sometimes what I want them to do.  I always had a plan with the Sakura's so it's interesting to say the least  :o



Chapter 44- A Fabulous Farewell

Shikon got on the Honor roll pretty quickly in school and we were all very proud of him.  He made some friends and ended up going with a group of them to prom.  Shikon, in Sakura family tradition, was named Prom King.  Of course, there was no one better suited for the crown than my son, so his classmates made the right decision.  But that's just one Mom's opinion  ;)





Now that I was done with my requirements, I had a lot more free time on my hands, which I spent brushing up on my guitar playing.  I always had an audience to serenade in this household.



Shikon and I made sure to spend some time together during the weekend, at least, when I could tear him away from his computer.  He wasn't a fan of the outdoors but I enticed him by promising to teach him how to drive. 



Shikon passed his driver's test and got his license!  I was so proud of him.  He was happy that he could now drive himself to school everyday.  When we came home, everyone was up to their usual antics.  Grandma Mizu had some good news, though: she maxed the painting skill.



Before I went to bed that evening, I had an important phone call to make.  I called up Michael to invite him over for my birthday tomorrow.  I had to admit: I was not looking forward to this next birthday.  I was going to be...old.  Old and wrinkly.  Ugh.  But I did promise my family that I would do this and become immortal.  So, bright and early the next morning, Michael came over to help us celebrate my Elder birthday.  Michael, always being so wonderful, brought us a plate of sweets to share.



Michael cheered me on as I prepared myself to take this final step to reaching my immortality.  I closed my eyes and stepped up to the cake.



Please don't let me have wrinkles...







Oh no...it's happening...I'm turning...OLD!





Back pain already?!



I make old age look good  ;)



Michael immediately pulled me into his arms and assured me that I was just as beautiful as ever.





As sweet as that was to hear, I was not going to stand around in that outfit and with grey hair all day, so I ran out quickly excused myself from the room and went to go fix myself.  While I was away, Shikon used the opportunity to spend some quality time with his Dad.



I know that they talked to each other on the phone all the time but there was nothing like actually spending time with someone.  Shikon told Michael all about what was going on in his life.





Michael and Shikon were happy to get to spend some quality time together.



As for me, I had dyed my hair back to its natural color and found an outfit that was much more me.





I grabbed Grandma Rena and dragged her up to the art studio so I could get my final museum pieces done.



Once that was finished, I took my seat at the dining room table with the other Elders.  I was ready to have my first plate of Ambrosia and officially become immortal.



As a superstar actress, I had been awarded the Sim Choice Award, the Green Orb Award and even the Simmy for Best Actress.  None of those awards were as meaningful to me as the award I got from Grandma H when I became immortal: a deathflower.  I did it.  I was now immortal.



The curtain on my time as the active heir was now drawing to a close and it was time for me to bow off the stage and had over the spotlight to my son as he carried us all to the finish line.

Stay fabulous,

Mo Sakura


Generation 7- The Seventh Immortal

Name: Momoiro "Mo" Sakura
Lifetime Wish: Superstar Actress
Career: Film- Actress Branch
Supermax Skill: Charisma
Other Skills: Guitar
Building: Sakura Movie Studios
Property: Cherry Tree Art Park
3 Lifetime Rewards: Observant, Office Hero, Attractive
6 Black Ops:

Research Project
Lots of Drama
Best Food in Town
Background Acting
Broadway Cameo
Emergency Interviewer

6 Best Friends:

Oriibuiro Sakura
Darcy Corona
Sean Comer
Jeanette Ashby
Quinton Pereria
Erwin Link

Traits: Friendly, Excitable, Good Sense of Humor, Charismatic, Star Quality
Favorite Color: Irish Green
Immortality Achieved at Age: 69

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 44- A Fabulous Farewell (Sept 14)
« Reply #152 on: September 14, 2014, 03:06:09 PM »
congrats on your... Um... Oh right, I've given up counting I'm scot-free!

No, I have to try. I think she's your *does addition on fingers and toes* 15th immortal.

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 44- A Fabulous Farewell (Sept 14)
« Reply #153 on: September 14, 2014, 05:08:16 PM »
So so close to the end... I'll miss this dynasty.  Congrats for Mo immortality!!!

I loved the scene where Mo was doing serenade in her unders. LOL

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 44- A Fabulous Farewell (Sept 14)
« Reply #154 on: September 16, 2014, 11:26:53 AM »
congrats on your... Um... Oh right, I've given up counting I'm scot-free!

No, I have to try. I think she's your *does addition on fingers and toes* 15th immortal.

*Counts on own fingers and toes* You are correct!  In the grand scheme of things, Mo is the 15th immortal.

So so close to the end... I'll miss this dynasty.  Congrats for Mo immortality!!!

I loved the scene where Mo was doing serenade in her unders. LOL

My Elders have a thing for walking around all day in their pajamas.  Must be nice.



Chapter 45- The Beginning of the End

Hello everyone.  My name is Shikon and I am the final heir in an Immortal Dynasty.  So what exactly does being the final heir entail?  Well, quite frankly, it entails a lot. 

While the Seventh may love but never marry
the Eighth must go beyond and give up a family
Unfair it seem to live by a destiny that is not theirs,
the Eighth must not neglect the work of the previous heirs


There it is in plain Simlish.  My destiny.  Sure, it wasn't ideal but I know the others gave up so much for me to be here right now and, with my help, they could get everything they lost back.  I may not know the exact lengths the other Elders went to to ensure that I would one day be here, but I do know what my Mom and Dad gave up for me to be here.  They gave up an opportunity to be together and to be happy.  I know my Mom says that she and Dad are technically "together" and she says they're happy, but I know how much she wants to be with him.  I wished he was here too.  Don't get me wrong, I love my family.  I have the best grandparents ever, no contest.  But it would be nice to live in a house with my Mom and my Dad and they would be there as I eventually found the love of my life and got married, had kids, etc.  The only problem is that I'm the 8th heir and I have to give all that up.  Did I really want to?  No.  Was I going to?  Absolutely.  I owe it to my family, especially my Mom.

Speaking of family, here's Grandma Mizu and me playing some SimCity.



Now that I was getting older, the some of the grandparents were becoming sort of secretive.  I was completely in the dark as to what was going on and anytime I'd ask someone, they'd tell me to not worry about it and to just focus on my requirements.  I did spy Grandma H outside on the patio quite often, working at the chemistry table.  I have no idea what she could possibly be concocting.





Whatever she was making, Grandma H seemed pretty pleased with the result.



Grandma Rena was also acting strangely.  She set up an easel outside near the cherry trees and flowers that Grandma H and Grandpa DD planted.  Grandma Rena would call over one Elder per day and paint their portrait.  I was confused when I saw this because I thought that they all had their museum pieces done. 



Grandma ChaCha painted Grandma Rena's portrait too.



Again, they told me not to worry about it.  Since I was a teenager, I could usually get away with just shrugging my shoulders and then going upstairs to my room.  But those days were soon over as I was suddenly ready to grow up into a Young Adult.  We held my birthday that weekend.











I aged up with my Dad's hair again.  That always made Mom and me smile.



I contemplated maybe leaving my hair like my Dad's but ultimately decided against it.  I did keep my hair on the longer side though, in honor of him.





After I got changed in my new duds, it was down to the art studio with Grandma Rena for my YA pieces.  Three down, two to go.



For my birthday, Mom had a surprise for me: we were going to China!  I was pretty excited because this would be my first time ever travelling abroad.  Mom was excited too because she had never been to China either.  Grandma ChaCha came with us because she had a Level 3 Visa and could extend our vacation to quite a few days.



Now that I was a YA, the real work for me was just beginning and I had to get to work on my requirements.  I was relieved to be on vacation right now so that I had some time to think about exactly what I wanted to do with my life.  I always loved writing, so I knew that I wanted that to be my supermax.  However, when I thought about what career I wanted to do, I drew a blank.  Grandma H told me that her Dad was a famous director in Twinbrook.  I could maybe do that.  I could even write scripts and direct movies for my Mom!  It was a possibility but I was not sure if it was right for me.  I fired up the video game system and played some games while I thought about what I wanted to do.



Even though it would be really fun, I didn't want to waste my entire vacation just playing video games.  I sat down in front of the computer and decided to start working on my stories.  I thought about ideas for what I could write about when it hit me: my family.  Everything that they had been through would make for an awesome story!  I immediately got to work on my first novel: The Sakura Immortals.



I spent the remainder of my vacation glued to the computer.  The words just flowed.  I finished The Sakura Immortals and immediately got to work on documenting the trials and tribulations, the love and the loss, and the smiles and sadness of all of the immortals.  I started with Grandma H and was going to make my way down.

Vacation came to an end faster than I thought and it was time for all of us to return home.  As we were being driven home from the airport, I received a call from a video game company.  They said that I had become a pretty big influence in the Nerd community and that my books were great reads.  I thanked them and they asked me if I wanted to come work for them.  I always loved playing video games, so I said yes!  I told Mom and she was so happy for me.  I called my Dad that night too and told him about the job offer.  He said that he was proud of me. 

To celebrate my new job and the success of my first couple of books, Granda Ori, who had decided to take up the Mixology skill, tried to whip up some juice for us so we could toast to my good fortune. 





He didn't seem too pleased with whatever he created, though...






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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 45- The Beginning of the End (Sept 16)
« Reply #155 on: September 16, 2014, 01:44:36 PM »
Wow, Shikon is a hottie! If his story is half as good as this one, it will be a bestseller!
Congrats Mo on her immortality, she sure did make old age look good! :D
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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 45- The Beginning of the End (Sept 16)
« Reply #156 on: September 16, 2014, 02:00:25 PM »
You're getting so close to the end. I'm planning on using writing as a supermax for my last heir as well, but not as a career. Never as a career.

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 45- The Beginning of the End (Sept 16)
« Reply #157 on: September 16, 2014, 02:12:57 PM »
I used to fear writing as a career, but I did it in two dynasties and it could have been worse. I've never finished the Video Game Designer career, though I haven't tried hard with it either. Go Shikon! I like his new makeover.

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 45- The Beginning of the End (Sept 16)
« Reply #158 on: September 16, 2014, 04:12:30 PM »
I am also thinking of using writing as my last skill, but that is still far, I still need to make Ambar reaches immortality. :P

You have left me intrigued with the secret of the elders. We'll see what will come of it, I'm sure you are planing a great end to this great story. ;D

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 45- The Beginning of the End (Sept 16)
« Reply #159 on: September 16, 2014, 06:49:33 PM »
*Counts on own fingers and toes* You are correct!  In the grand scheme of things, Mo is the 15th immortal.
Speaking of the grand scheme of things, I am going to start counting your LSD immortals. Wish me good luck!

Wow, Shikon is a hottie! If his story is half as good as this one, it will be a bestseller!
Congrats Mo on her immortality, she sure did make old age look good! :D
Plot twist! I think we are already reading the bestseller. The book and this Dynasty Story can't have the same name without a good reason.

I have no idea what the paintings are for, but I think that Hario's (Probably didn't get that name right) potion was a young-again potion.


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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 45- The Beginning of the End (Sept 16)
« Reply #160 on: September 18, 2014, 11:03:10 AM »
Wow, Shikon is a hottie! If his story is half as good as this one, it will be a bestseller!
Congrats Mo on her immortality, she sure did make old age look good! :D

Thanks butterfly  ;D

You're getting so close to the end. I'm planning on using writing as a supermax for my last heir as well, but not as a career. Never as a career.

I used to fear writing as a career, but I did it in two dynasties and it could have been worse. I've never finished the Video Game Designer career, though I haven't tried hard with it either. Go Shikon! I like his new makeover.

I tried doing the writer career for one of my heirs in my first lifestates dynasty.  I did manage to complete it, but that was such a hassle.  She would publish best seller after best seller and would hardly make a dent in the progress bar. 

As for the video gamer career, I like it.  I think it's actually a pretty easy career track.  One of my sims would get promoted just about everyday, which was a huge perk for a dynasty career.

I am also thinking of using writing as my last skill, but that is still far, I still need to make Ambar reaches immortality. :P

You have left me intrigued with the secret of the elders. We'll see what will come of it, I'm sure you are planing a great end to this great story. ;D

I am a sucker for happy endings so there will definitely be one in this story.

Speaking of the grand scheme of things, I am going to start counting your LSD immortals. Wish me good luck!
Plot twist! I think we are already reading the bestseller. The book and this Dynasty Story can't have the same name without a good reason.

I have no idea what the paintings are for, but I think that Hario's (Probably didn't get that name right) potion was a young-again potion.



Speaking of my lifestates, if you want a challenge, you could count my original lifestates dynasty members just like you would count the original eight immortals  :o

I will only say this: you are right on one of your guesses.  Which one, I won't say  ;)



Chapter 46- Forbidden Love

Being the final heir, I wasn't allowed to get married and have a family.  However, that did not mean that I couldn't fall in love.  I was on my way home from work one day and I happened to meet a wonderful woman.  She and I chatted for hours, getting to know each other, not wanting to leave and go home.  As the sun went down, she and I exchanged phone numbers.  I went home, smiling from ear to ear.  Grandpa Ori noticed my expression and asked me about it.  I could hardly contain my excitement and told him all about what happened.



I asked him what to do.  Grandpa Ori told me to follow my heart but don't forget my duty to the dynasty.



The next morning, I decided to go for it.  I called her up and she agreed to come over.  I showered and got dressed as fast as I could and ignored the confused look on the Elders' faces as I literally ran out of the house to meet her.  Her name was Jeanna Grimes.



We talked for a while, just like did the night before. 



But then, I decided to go for it.



Jeanna seemed stunned at first.  Did I make a mistake by kissing her?  Did she not feel the spark between us?  Did she only want to be friends?



I was so relieved when she pulled me into her arms.



Yes, it was forbidden love, but that wasn't going to stop me.  I presented Jeanna with some flowers.





Grandpa Ori's words floated around in my head as I spent time with Jeanna.  Before things went any further, I made sure to explain all about the dynasty and my role as the final heir.  We could never get married and we could never have a family while the dynasty rules were in place.  Jeanna listened quietly while I explained everything to her.  She stayed quiet for a few minutes afterward.  The few minutes she was silent seemed like an eternity to me, the seconds ticking away agonizingly slowly.  But then she smiled.  And nodded.  And said that didn't matter.  That she wanted to be with me regardless.  And that she would wait for me until the dynasty was over so we could have our chance at happiness.  I was stunned.  I asked her to be my girlfriend; the most official we could make our relationship while in the dynasty.



She said yes.



I wanted to commemorate this day somehow.  Jeanna and I decided to get some photos from the photo booth to have as a keepsake as our first day together.



But that's not all the fun with the photo booth that we had  ;)





I was horrified at the photos that came out of that.  The Elders would have a heart attack if they saw those...





Over the next few days, I just spent all of my time, smiling.  I was happy.  I was smiling even while listening to Grandma ChaCha ramble on about Logic.



But a swift Grandma Mizu roundhouse kick to the head knocked me back to my senses.  I told the family about Jeanna and they said that they were so excited for me.  Grandma H told me that, with any luck, there could be a chance that Jeanna and I could be together.  I desperately hoped that she was right.  Grandma Mizu reminded me that my happiness-everyone's happiness for that matter-was resting on the completion of my requirements.  If there was ever a doubt in my mind, it was now gone.





From that moment on, I did everything in my power to complete my requirements.  When I received a call to take some pictures of the pyramids in Egypt, I hopped on the next plane to Al Simhara.



I got my pictures in a snap and took the remainder of my vacation to complete some opportunities.  Grandma H told me that Grandpa Hiller had tried to get a Level 3 Visa in Egypt, but only got to Level 2.  I did some quests and got to Level 1 at the end of my trip.




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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 46- Forbidden Love (Sept 18)
« Reply #161 on: September 18, 2014, 12:09:18 PM »
He found another redhead! What is it with your dynasty? ::)

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 46- Forbidden Love (Sept 18)
« Reply #162 on: September 18, 2014, 05:08:52 PM »
He found another redhead! What is it with your dynasty? ::)
Redheads are epic!

Glad Shikon could find his happy ending after all.

Okay, I accept your challenge. 15+8=23 immortals.

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« Reply #163 on: September 20, 2014, 11:21:20 AM »
He found another redhead! What is it with your dynasty? ::)

They have a secret plot to take over Appoloosa Plains I guess  :o

Redheads are epic!

Glad Shikon could find his happy ending after all.

Okay, I accept your challenge. 15+8=23 immortals.

Shikon's got things going for him but Mo might not...



Chapter 47- Unexpected Loss

After I completed my opportunity in Al Simhara, I had fun taking on some missions and adventures from the locals.



I also had time to explore some tombs.



I was just amazed at some of the places I uncovered.  It was just unbelievable!  (Shikon has the best 'amazed' face I've ever seen)













I also came across some flame fruit bushes in one of the tombs I explored.  I made sure to harvest those for Grandma H and Grandpa DD.  I'm sure they'd enjoy having some new plants in their garden beside money trees and life fruits.



(Here's one more shot of Shikon's amazed face for your enjoyment)



















I really enjoyed my time in Egypt.  I only got to Level 1 Visa on this trip, though.  Who knows, maybe I'll come back one day and continue working on my Visa level so we could purchase a house here too.



It was time to return back home before I knew it.  Things went back to normal pretty quickly.  Everyone was off to work and when we came home, we worked on skills.  The Elders practiced their music and I worked on my novels.  One night, however, Mom got a call from Dad asking her out to meet him.  He said he really, really needed to see her.  Mom and Dad would go out together a lot, so it really didn't seem unusual at the time.  Mom was surprised, however, to see that Dad had aged into an Elder.



It was soon apparent why Dad desperately wanted to see Mom on this night.



Dad begged Grim for more time.  We were so close!  Just a little while longer and he could see the dynasty reach its goal!  But Grim wasn't having any of it. 



Mom was just stunned.  She went to grab Dad's grave to bring him home, but his grave disappeared.  Mom panicked and called Grandpa Ori, asking him what to do.  He suggested going to the cemetery to see if she could find his grave there.  I'm sure Mom broke every speed limit flooring it across town to the cemetery.



But no luck.  Dad was gone.  Mom was utterly heartbroken.



Rest assured Dad, I'll make you proud.



A note from Mo Sakura

I am so mad at you Michael.  We were so close to making it to the end of the dynasty and we would have a chance to finally be together.  How dare you leave me now! 

...I'm sorry, I know it's not your fault.  I know that you loved me and that, out of everyone you could be with at the end, you chose me.  I kept hoping that I would never get this notebook back once I handed it off to Shikon because getting it back only meant one thing...that you were gone.  Unlike my Mom, I don't know how you're going to come back.  I don't even know if you can come back.  I can't lose you, Michael.  I love you too much.  Shikon loves you too much.  I will find a way to bring you back to us.  To me.  You hear me, Michael?  I WILL bring you back.  You know me, once I set my mind to something, nothing will stop me.  Not even death.  Love, Mo


RIP Michael Romero, gone way too fast

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 47- Unexpected Loss (Sept 20)
« Reply #164 on: September 20, 2014, 11:36:14 AM »
Awwww... I feel for Mo, it's sad losing a loved one.

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 47- Unexpected Loss (Sept 20)
« Reply #165 on: September 22, 2014, 11:37:00 AM »
Awwww... I feel for Mo, it's sad losing a loved one.

It was kind of sweet though, that Michael called Mo for one more date before he died.  He wanted to be with her at the end  :'(



Chapter 48- Hat Trick

My birthday rolled around that weekend but no one really felt like celebrating much.  However, I was going to age up regardless so I went up to the cake and prepared myself to enter adulthood.













As before, I aged up with my Dad's hair.



I seriously considered leaving my hair that way but ultimately decided against it.  I parted my hair to the side and then met Grandma Rena upstairs in the art studio for my second to last museum pieces.



Mom and I started to feel a little better about Dad's passing as the days went by.  Sure, it hurt, but living in a house full of people familiar with losing loved ones really helped because they knew how to make us feel better.  Things eventually went back to normal.  Mom worked on her guitar skill and I worked on my novels.  Grandma Mizu worked on her Logic skill and she finally maxed it.



I also got my final promotion at work and was now the head of the game company.  I got a snazzy suit to wear to work and some fancy sunglasses too.



Now that my career was done, I was able to focus completely on my books.  Grandpa Hiller told me that he really enjoyed my work.  Apparently, I was really popular in the ghost world.



Speaking of the ghost world, Grandpa Ori prevented this lady from going there while the family enjoyed a movie together.



Never a dull moment for a doctor!



Grandpa Ori did have some free time though.  He played the bass and finally maxed the skill.



My next birthday was approaching faster than I wanted.  I feared that I would not be able to supermax my writing skill in time.  I still had a lot of books left to publish before I would complete all of the skill challenges.  Mom told me that I needed to take a break and clear my head.  I booked another trip to Egypt to continue working on my Visa level.











A few days into my vacation, I did it.  I reached Level 3 of my Visa and was able to purchase a vacation house here.  As a family, we had a hat trick of vacation houses; one from each location.



What I was most looking forward to with this new vacation house was a desk that I could put my laptop on and work.  I was going to make the push to finish my last few novels so I would be ready to become immortal when I aged up into Elder.  We were so close.  I wasn't going to let my family wait longer than they had to.



The finish line was closer than ever now.

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 48- Hat Trick (Sept 22)
« Reply #166 on: September 22, 2014, 04:21:57 PM »
Happy Birthday!

I just realized, as you come closer to the end of a dynasty, more and more pressure builds upon the heir(ess). Even though it should be obvious.

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« Reply #167 on: September 24, 2014, 11:03:10 AM »
Happy Birthday!

I just realized, as you come closer to the end of a dynasty, more and more pressure builds upon the heir(ess). Even though it should be obvious.

A lot of pressure on me too!  Shikon was like a week from becoming an Elder and still had a ton of books to write.  Then again, that's what I get for making him a romance novelist.



Chapter 49- Crossing the Finish Line

When I penned my last novel required to supermax my writing skill, I had to admit I felt pretty relieved.  I had completed all of my requirements.  Finally.  Now all I had to do was wait for my Elder birthday and I would become immortal.  It was still hard to wrap my brain around that one.  I was going to become immortal.  Once I did, the dynasty restrictions would be lifted and then Jeanna and I could have a chance at happiness.  That was definitely something I was looking forward to.  Thankfully I didn't have to wait too long for my Elder birthday because when I finished my last novel, it was only a few days away.



While all of my birthdays were special, this one was so important, not just to me but to everyone in the household.  All of the living and ghost Sakura's came down to the kitchen to celebrate with me.







I looked down at my birthday cake.  This was the last birthday that I would ever have.  This was what I worked my entire life for and now the moment had arrived.  I wasn't really sure how to react to all of this.







And suddenly, I was old!





Grandma H told me that I shouldn't even bother updating my Elder wardrobe.  I asked her why and she just smiled and told me that I'd find out soon enough.  Before I could press her for more information, Grandma Rena whisked me away to the art studio to take care of my final museum pieces.  When I realized that they were my final pieces, I was pretty excited.  This was it.  I posed for my pieces immediately, forgetting that my pose in my undies would now be in ice and in paint for all eternity.



When my portrait and sculpture sitting was done, Grandma H called me down to the kitchen.  She had prepared a plate of Ambrosia for me.  I sat down at the kitchen table, ready to complete the last of my requirements.





For upon their old age and completion of their tasks
the Dynasty is complete at last
When the Eighth completes their duties to the Dynasty
they and the previous heirs will all be free
Begin again, live life how they've only dreamed to,
Be with or bring back loves, some old, some new




My name is Shikon Sakura and I am the final Sakura Immortal.



Generation Eight- The 8th Immortal

Name: Shikon Sakura
Lifetime Wish: Professional Author
Career: Video Game Developer
Supermax Skill: Writing
Other Skills: Logic
Building: Sakura Family Coffeehouse
Property: Sakura-Romero Animal Park
3 Lifetime Rewards: Acclaimed Author, The Hustler, Meditative Trance Sleep
6 Black Ops:

Stinky Bugs
The Boiler Room
The Gossip Column
Save the Herding
The Pyramids
Promotional Pomp and Circumstances

6 Best Friends:

Momoiro Sakura
Timmothy Siew
Jeanna Grimes
Dusty Darnell
Janine Shipp
Toni Driscoll

Traits: Artistic, Hates the Outdoors, Bookworm, Computer Whiz, Workaholic, Genius* (*Nerd Influence)
Favorite Color: White
Immortality Achieved at Age: 69



Here are all of Shikon's books.  They're all Romance novels because those are worth more simoleons:

The Sakura Immortals
Haiiro: The First
Haiiro and Hiller
The Grey Chef
Kurenai: The Second
Rena and Marcos
The Crimson Scultpor
Daidaiiro: The Third
Sunny and DD
The Golden Hammer
Chairo: The Fourth
ChaCha and Blaine
The Brown Painter
Mizuiro: The Fifth
Mizu and Steve
Blue Belts
Oriibuiro: The Sixth
Ori and Gena
The Olive Alchemist
Momoiro: The Seventh
Mo and Michael: The Love that Could Not Be
The Pink Starlet
Shikon: The Eighth



We were now, officially, the Sakura Immortals.





The Eighth Immortal...can't believe the Sakura's are finished!  I will post everyone's final stats, as well as photos of the immortal museum.  There will be an epilogue, so stay tuned!!!

And, until then, I want to know: Who was your favorite heir?  Post a comment if you'd like to share  :)

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 49- Crossing the Finish Line (Sept 24)
« Reply #168 on: September 24, 2014, 01:46:05 PM »
Congratulations on your accomplishment. I know you'll be answering this for the HoF, but what was the hardest part for you? For me it seems to be slogging on through the tedious parts.

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 49- Crossing the Finish Line (Sept 24)
« Reply #169 on: September 24, 2014, 01:59:37 PM »
Congratulations on your accomplishment. I know you'll be answering this for the HoF, but what was the hardest part for you? For me it seems to be slogging on through the tedious parts.

I definitely can agree with that.  For me, I played this file for about 2 months straight with no breaks to play other families/challenges.  After a while, it kind of became a chore instead of fun.  But I was so close to finishing that I just powered through.  The Sakura's are actually in the HoF already, so you can check them out if you'd like  ;D

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 49- Crossing the Finish Line (Sept 24)
« Reply #170 on: September 24, 2014, 04:18:30 PM »
Congratulations!

He's a romance novelist!? I can see that. Y'know, considering that so far, he didn't get any kiddos of his own.

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 49- Crossing the Finish Line (Sept 24)
« Reply #171 on: September 25, 2014, 12:24:39 AM »
Wow, congrats on finishing another Immortal Dynasty! You have great dedication to get through this as quickly as you did and good writing skill to entertain us along the way. Thanks for posting!

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 49- Crossing the Finish Line (Sept 24)
« Reply #172 on: September 26, 2014, 12:08:17 PM »
Congratulations!

He's a romance novelist!? I can see that. Y'know, considering that so far, he didn't get any kiddos of his own.

I like to do romance novels because they tend to make more royalties (I think they're listed as 4/5 simoleons under the writing skill menu).  I personally am a mystery writer, so it's an experience for me too!

Wow, congrats on finishing another Immortal Dynasty! You have great dedication to get through this as quickly as you did and good writing skill to entertain us along the way. Thanks for posting!

Thanks so much!  I was having a bad day yesterday and your comment made me smile  :)



Chapter 50- Final Stats & Museum Pieces

Here are all the immortals and their museum pieces.  I'll also include everyone's final stats and well as some fun stats that I put together concerning their museums.  All museums are decorated to their namesake and their favorite color.

The Founder





Name: Haiiro Sakura (haiiro-grey)
Lifetime Wish: The Culinary Librarian
Career: Culinary
Supermax Skill: Cooking
Other Skills: Gardening, Logic
Building: Sakura Family Bookstore & Coffee
Property: Cherry Tree Beach
3 Lifetime Rewards: Discount Diner, No Bills Ever, Super Green Thumb
6 Black Ops: New High Quality Ingredients, Grape-Aid, Spying on the Cuisine, A Catering Fracas, Falafel Portfolio, Uncommonly Good
6 Best Friends: Zac Whipsnake, Benjamin Schmidt, Juanita Blanco, Hiller Flint, Hailey Shepard, Alaina Shephard

Traits: Bookworm, Genius, Good, Natural Cook, Workaholic
Spouse: Hiller Flint
Favorite Color: Turquoise

Museum Worth: $63,958



Generation Two





Name: Kurenai "Rena" Sakura (kurenai-crimson)
Lifetime Wish: Renaissance Sim
Career: Sculptor
Supermax Skill: Sculpting
Other Skills: Painting, Guitar, Drums, Social Networking
Building: Sakura Art Theatre
Property: Cherry Tree Consignment Center
3 Lifetime Rewards: Artisan Crafter, Extra Creative, Fireproof Homestead
6 Black Ops: Scavenger Hunt: Beetle Quest, Art-a-Thon, A Small Painting, Help the School, Sims on Ice, The Business of Decor
6 Best Friends: Haiiro Sakura, Rita Partridge, Santos Rice, Beverly Marcum, Gwendolyn Armstrong, Marcos Butts

Traits: Excitable, Artistic, Perfectionist, Savvy Sculptor, Family Oriented
Spouse: Marcos Butts
Favorite Color: Orange

Museum Worth: $136,837



Generation Three





Name: Daidaiiro "DD" Sakura (daidaiiro- orangey/yellow)
Lifetime Wish: Become a Creature-Robot Cross Breeder
Career: Science
Supermax Skill: Mechanical
Other Skills: Fishing, Gardening
Building: The Cherry Tree Saloon
Property: Cherry Blossom Cemetery
3 Lifetime Rewards: Jetsetter, Watering Hole Regular, Strong Stomach
6 Black Ops: Old Ladies Crossing, A Fishy Science Project, Learn a Thing or Two, Fix It!, Relic Research, Lobsters in Demand!
6 Best Friends: Kurenai Sakura, Irvin Newby, Mayra Schneider, Kate Gant, Dominique Sherman, Christina Romano

Traits: Loves the Outdoors, Easily Impressed, Angler, Family Oriented, Handy
Spouse: Sunny Sakura
Favorite Color: Irish Green

Museum Worth: $124,652



Generation Four





Name: Chairo "ChaCha" Sakura (chairo-brown)
Lifetime Wish: Street Credible
Career: Art Appraiser- Appraiser Branch
Supermax Skill: Street Art
Other Skills: Logic, Guitar, Painting, Piano, Drums
Building: Sakura Warehouse
Property: Sakura Family Public Library
3 Lifetime Rewards: Eye Candy, Opportunistic, Dirt Defiant
6 Black Ops: Archeology Exhibit, Side Job Delivery, Skilled Painting, Advanced Training, Commissioned Street Art, Musical Assembly
6 Best Friends: Daidaiiro Sakura, Randi Waterman, Karla Bright, Lynne Garcia, Blaine Willoughby, Karri Harlow

Traits: Artistic, Genius, Lucky, Rebellious, Avant Garde*, Family Oriented (*Rebel Influence)
Spouse: Blaine Willoughby
Favorite Color: Hot Pink

Museum Worth: $93,529



Generation Five





Name: Mizuiro "Mizu" Sakura (mizuiro- light blueish)
Lifetime Wish: Physical Perfection
Career: Law Enforcement- Forensics Branch
Supermax Skill: Martial Arts
Other Skills: Athletic, Painting, Logic
Building: Cherry Tree Books & Spa
Property: Sakura Family Fitness Center
3 Lifetime Rewards: Steel Bladder, Multi-Tasker, Legendary Host
6 Black Ops: The Muscle Hustle, Celebrity Body, Muscle Showdown, Whistle While You Police, Push it!, Meditation Begins
6 Best Friends: Chairo Sakura, Rahsaan Wilkes, Steve Villareal, Jayme Younger, Danie Chatman, Dena Locklear

Traits: Disciplined, Athletic, Brave, Family Oriented, Workaholic
Spouse: Steve Villareal
Favorite Color: White

Museum Worth: $71,334



Generation Six





Name: Oriibuiro "Ori" Sakura (oriibuiro- olive green)
Lifetime Wish: Alchemy Artisan
Career: Medical
Supermax Skill: Alchemy
Other Skills: Logic, Bass
Building: Sakura Family Hospital
Property: Cherry Tree Elixers & Sundries
3 Lifetime Rewards: Hardly Hungry, Professional Slacker, Fertility Treatment
6 Black Ops: Pile of Permission Slips, Work/School Learning Project, Caring for the Careless, Respect the Woo Woos, Equipment Arrival, The Appropriately Named Deathfish
6 Best Friends: Mizuiro Sakura, Sammi Major, Lashonda Douglas, Wyatt Meyers, Cheyenne Wu, Sherita Copeland

Traits: Easily Impressed, Genius, Supernatural Fan, Bookworm, Family Oriented
Spouse: Gena Torres
Favorite Color: Black

Museum Worth: $68,602



Generation Seven





Name: Momoiro "Mo" Sakura (momoiro-pinkish/peach)
Lifetime Wish: Superstar Actress
Career: Film- Actress Branch
Supermax Skill: Charisma
Other Skills: Guitar
Building: Sakura Movie Studios
Property: Cherry Tree Art Park
3 Lifetime Rewards: Observant, Office Hero, Attractive
6 Black Ops: Research Project, Lots of Drama, Best Food in Town, Background Acting, Broadway Cameo, Emergency Interviewer
6 Best Friends: Oribuiiro Sakura, Darcy Corona, Sean Comer, Jeanette Ashby, Quinton Pereria, Erwin Link

Traits: Friendly, Excitable, Good Sense of Humor, Charismatic, Start Quality
Boyfriend: Michael Romero
Favorite Color: Irish Green

Museum Worth: $60,413



Generation Eight





Name: Shikon Sakura (shikon-blue/purple)
Lifetime Wish: Professional Author
Career: Video Game Developer- Engineer Branch
Supermax Skill: Writing
Other Skills: Logic
Building: Sakura Family Coffeehouse
Property: Sakura-Romero Animal Park
3 Lifetime Rewards: Acclaimed Author, The Hustler, Meditative Trance Sleep
6 Black Ops: Stinky Bugs, The Boiler Room, The Gossip Column, Save the Herding, The Pyramids, Promotional Pomp and Circumstances
6 Best Friends: Momoiro Sakura, Jeanna Grimes, Timmothy Siew, Dusty Darnell, Janine Shipp, Toni Driscoll

Traits: Artistic, Hates the Outdoors, Bookworm, Computer Whiz, Workaholic, Genius* (*Nerd Influence)
Girlfriend: Jeanna Grimes
Favorite Color: White

Museum Worth: $42,645



Miscellaneous Stats

Completed: Week 53, Day 1

Most Valuable Museum Piece: DD's Child sculpture
Least Valuable Museum Piece: Mo's Elder portrait

Most Valuable Painting: Rena's YA portrait
Least Valuable Painting: Mo's Elder portrait

Most Valuable Sculpture: DD's Child sculpture
Least Valuable Sculpture: Shikon's Elder sculpture

Most Valuable Museum: Rena's
Least Valuable Museum: Shikon's

Favorite Museum: Mizu's



Stay tuned for an epilogue!  In the meantime, I want to hear: who is your favorite heir?  Who has your favorite museum?  Post a comment if you'd like to share  ;D

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 50- Final Stats & Museum Pieces (Sept 26)
« Reply #173 on: September 26, 2014, 01:07:37 PM »
I didn't even realize all the names were colors! My favorite heir was ChaCha, I think. I also liked Kurenai and Momori. Ori has my fave museum!

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Re: The Sakura Immortals: Chapter 50- Final Stats & Museum Pieces (Sept 26)
« Reply #174 on: September 26, 2014, 03:16:56 PM »
Congratulations on finishing! I have enjoyed reading your story. Mizu is probably my favourite immortal.