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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #50 on: July 18, 2014, 10:02:02 AM »
And the teen years are upon us. The only the computers are being set with traps. It's like these kids know there parents are workaholics and will be using the computers. A lot.

Zwei: Art is my solace and sanctuary.
Zwei gained the brooding trait and on graduating was voted Most Artistic.



Drei: I'm going to be an acrobat because I'm so graceful.
Drei gained Natural Born Performer and was voted Most Likely to Become a Sports Star.



Vier: I want to be a businessman, and business and mixology go hand in hand. I know, I watch Mad Men.
Vier gained the Bookworm trait and was voted Most Likely to Burn Down His Own House. Some of the kids are getting a hidden trait from Sonny's firefighting experience.



Misty skipped graduation this time in order to play for tips (one of my 5 chosen lots to add was that overlook with the subway station from Bridgeport). Now that properties are being upgraded, it's getting expensive. Misty can make over $100,000 per session.



Sorry about the short posts. My arthritic fingers are acting up, and although they're not painful, they are stiff and clumsy. I can play easily using my touch pad, but typing is difficult. Done typing now.


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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2014, 02:33:06 PM »
Feel better soon, KRae!

Even though it was short, that last update was pretty funny.  Drei falling on the treadmill as she says she's graceful, Vier emulating Don Draper and the guys from Mad Men, etc.  Awesome  :)



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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #52 on: July 19, 2014, 10:19:48 AM »
Drei was the first to move away on Week 22 Day 5 to 77 Oceanview Dr. She reached level 3 in her acrobat career by merely completing her Athletic max skill. She bought Mick's Master Karaoke.



Drei moved next to 258 Foothill Dr. on Week 22 Day 7. He finally maxed his Painting skill reaching level 7 in the Painter career. His property - La Laguna Park.



Vier left on Week 23 Day 2. He completed his Mixology skill on a Thursday and started his business career on Friday. Unfortunately someone forgot to give him the Workaholic trait, and since he had an NPC boss (always working 24/7 - doesn't know when she'll be done), he couldn't ask for a promotion. He moved right after work on Monday. He purchased Aleister's Elixirs and Sundries.



The Honeycomb Basement of They're Starting to Look Better



Sonny and Misty completed their Reproduction Day 5 requirements on Week 23 Day 2. Sonny also had NPC boss problems.

King Sonny                                                                                      Queen Misty

Max Career - Politics                                                                         Music - Rock Star branch
Skill Challenge 1 - Celebrity                                                               Money Maker - Guitar
Skill Challenge 2 - Super Friendly                                                       Master Guitarist
Unique BF - Christina Hammons                                                         Michele Gillette
Unique LTH Reward - Fireproof Homestead                                          Artisan Crafter

Their 5 Object Collection of sketches worth $2814. Sonny's is in the middle one. Not bad for a first effort and worth $2.



Sonny made a 1 day solo shopping expedition to Egypt. That dot is Sonny sightseeing and checking out the local rocks. You can't see it, but for some reason he's thinking about Uno.




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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #53 on: July 19, 2014, 01:03:39 PM »
Another set of minions out in the world already!  Congrats!  Again, nice job with the 5 piece collection.  I'm not surprised which sketch was Sonny's  :D

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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #54 on: July 20, 2014, 12:00:08 AM »
The drive to overrun Starlight Shores is relentless. Twins were produced along with two clones.

First born was Funf, a perceptive genius.



Next a daughter, Sechs, a good genius. Boy, is she going to be teased about her name.



Misty went to the science center and came back with Sieben, Workaholic, Family Oriented, and Ambitious like her clone mother.



Acht is Sonny's clone. Workaholic, Family Oriented, and Athletic - exactly what was needed.



With the new swarm learning and growing. Misty has time to develop a new skill.
Misty: I may not make as much money playing the bass as I do with the guitar, but I look totally cool playing it.
Of course you do.



Sonny: Reading is the perfect way to learn cooking and recipes, especially when you don't actually want to cook. Even the children's section of the library is more peaceful than the hive house.



Sieben and Acht: We're practicing our dancing just in case the humans ask us to "Bring it!" in a dance off.



Funf and Sechs: We're geniuses. Fear us.



 

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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2014, 10:48:27 AM »
Looks like you got some really good traits in this batch of nooboos and clones. Poor Sechs ;) Hopefully she can come up with some good comebacks for the inevitable jokes... :o

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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #56 on: July 20, 2014, 10:26:22 PM »
The teen years came and went in a chaotic blur, thanks in part to Sieben's chosen skill - photography. It takes up way too much attention. Funf and Sieben aged up to young adult first. For once the whole family attended graduation. Even Misty made it through the hedge.



Sechs and Acht tried to become adults on the same day, but by the time Misty got her behind downstairs to join the party it was just past midnight. Acht graduated alone. Sechs had a non-graduation. No one in the family was working a rabbithole job, so I don't know if there would have been a day off.



Funf moved to 656 Vista Blvd. on Week 26 Day 2 when he completed his Logic skill. He had reached level 5 in the Investigator career and purchased Lidview Cemetery. His final traits - Genius, Perceptive, Bookworm, Good Sense of Humor, Good (the last two random).



The other three all moved out on Week 26 Day 4. Acht - Workaholic, Family Oriented, Athletic, Loves the Outdoors, Vehicle Enthusiast, left for 230 Foothill Dr. at about 2am. He maxed the Athletic skill and reached level 2 in Professional Sports, His upgraded property was Landgraab Sell N Swap.



Next to go at about 5pm, Sechs - Genius, Good, Workaholic, Nurturing, Frugal. She moved to 257 Starry Way after completing her Logic skill and reaching level 2 in the Education career. She purchased Los Suenos Private Club.



Finally Sieben reached level 10 in the Photography skill and level 6 in the Photographer career. She left for 604 Vista Blvd. at about 8pm. She purchased the Port-a-Party Warehouse. Her traits - Workaholic, Family Oriented, Ambitious, Photographer's Eye, Artistic.



And the Honeycomb Basement of Misty, Your Just Calling These In. She got masterpieces first try on all of these.



Sonny and Misty qualified for RD 6 on Week 26 Day 1 but had to wait for the house to clear out a bit. It wasn't easy. After missing a promotion again after his 3rd arrest, Sonny quit his criminal career and switched to buying and selling elixirs.

King Sonny                                                                                      Queen Misty

Max Career - Alchemist                                                                     Music - Composer Branch
Skill Challenge 1 - Menu Maven                                                         Money Maker - Bass
Skill Challenge 2 - Comedian                                                             World-Class Chef
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Unique LTH Reward - Super Nanny (wish I'd done this earlier)              Born to Cook

No travel this time.

5 Object Collection - Paintings valued at $8,488. Sonny's $20 contribution is special.















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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #57 on: July 21, 2014, 04:08:02 PM »
And so it continues....



Sonny and Misty both wished to have a girl. They had three.

Neun a Good Genius.



Zehn a Heavy Sleeping Genius.



Ichi a Friendly Artist.
Ichi: I blinked, but my eyes are blue. At least I think they are.



And Sonny's clone, Ni - Workaholic, Handy, Athletic - just like his father.



Misty began sculpting.
Misty: I love you too, Tres. Now back off before you get a chip in your eye.



Sonny, writing his first non-fiction book which he subtly named "TeeHeeHee."



Sonny picked up his laptop and fairy house and took a trip to China to spend three days concentrating on his writing. He pretty much lived in the market place. Perhaps that's why by the second day nearly everyone was starving, collapsing from exhaustion, and streaming green clouds on stench.

Sonny: Who doesn't love a muscly yellow fairy in his undies?
Mechant: Why does he keep talking about flowers?



Neun: Searching for stars...spying on neighbors. It's all good.



Zehn: Must get to level 6.



Ichi: Art is my life. Literally, art and homework.



Ni: Wasn't it nice of Pop to get me a shower so I don't die while doing this?



Sonny: Yes it was. Now invent my minion while I dance. TeeHeeHee!


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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #58 on: July 21, 2014, 04:18:03 PM »
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Misty: I love you too, Tres. Now back off before you get a chip in your eye.

What a wonderful mother.

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Sonny: Yes it was. Now invent my minion while I dance. TeeHeeHee!

What a wonderful father.

Hooray!  You went with Japanese  ;D 

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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #59 on: July 21, 2014, 07:18:32 PM »
I'm thinking Russian next. I took Russian in school when I was 12. That was over 50 years ago. I'd better find a website.

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« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2014, 07:27:05 PM »
I'm thinking Russian next. I took Russian in school when I was 12. That was over 50 years ago. I'd better find a website.

I also know how to count in Korean to ten from my years in martial arts if you need it.  If not, Russian would be really cool to learn  :D

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« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2014, 04:51:27 PM »
The teen years passed peaceful only punctuated by the constant hammered fingers and occasional butt fire. Ni created Venus, a Gnome of Invention, whose favorite music seems to be hip-hop. Fabulous.



And graduation is back. Neun was valedictorian and voted Most Likely to Complete Her Lifetime Wish. Easy call. Zehn was voted Most likely to Take Over the World. must be that Heavy Sleeper trait. Ichi was voted Most Artistic. At least that one makes sense. Ni was voted Most Likely to Become a Sports Star. Must have be that level one in Athletics.



Ni was the first out the door, moving Week 29 Day 4 to 863 Vista Blvd. He maxed the Inventing skill, reached level 4 in the Inventor career, and purchased MN8. It took four tries for Misty to get a masterpiece portrait.
His traits - Workaholic, Handy, Athletic, Eccentric, Perceptive



Next to go, Zehn - Genius, Heavy Sleeper, Bookworm, Supernatural Skeptic, Clumsy. She move to 339 Hill St. on Week 29 Day 6. She maxed Logic, reached level 3 in Journalism, and bought the Rodeo-Go-Go. On the fifth try Misty finally produced a masterpiece portrait.



I thought Ichi would be the last of the swarm to go. She was incredibly slow maxing Painting and reaching level 2 of her Stylist career. However, she left 3rd after buying The Urbane Center for the Fine Arts, moving on Week 30 Day 1 to 241 Foothill Dr. Misty got her masterpiece first try. Ichi: See my eyes are blue. Well, at least one of them is. Traits - Artistic, Friendly, Ambitious, Born Saleswoman, Brave.



Neun easily maxed Logic and reached level 4 of the Medical career with out being pushed. She bought the Community Library, and waited while Misty painted 10 portraits of her. She moved to 12 Buckshot Lane on Week 30 Day 3. I was so glad that I moved her to the most expensive house (about 560K). Her traits - Genius, Good, Workaholic, Disciplined, Party Animal.



The Honeycomb Basement of Mind Numbing Repetition
Neun and Zehn



Ichi and Ni



Painting 20 portraits caused Misty to fall way behind in her Sculpting career. Sonny, requirements completed, did what he could to help. With his impressive reputation at the consignment shop, he made daily trips canceling, consigning and re-consigning until finally on Week 31 Day 3 Misty, at last ready, put down her chisel and threw a Fairy House Party.

Reproductive Day 7

King Sonny                                                                                      Queen Misty

Maxed Career- Business                                                                    Sculptor
Skill Challenge 1 - Non-Fiction Writer                                                 Chiselmeister
Skill Challenge 2 - Prolific Writer                                                        Master Sculptor
Unique BF - Priscilla Hatch                                                                 Alexis Holder
Unique LTH Reward - Inappropriate but in a Good Way                        Jetsetter

no travel this time - still at 14     edited: Sonny spent 3 days in China. The total is correct. I just had the RD confused in my addled brain.

5 Object Collection - Elixirs worth $8472  Misty's 4 Bottled Blessing of the Fae, Sonny's Bottled Bliss










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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2014, 05:28:12 PM »
That last group of kids turned out quite well. They were all very pretty/handsome :) Looking forward to the next set.

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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #63 on: July 23, 2014, 05:42:37 PM »
This is taking me forever. I don't know if it's because I don't have a multi-tab or if it's because I decided not to use a motive mobile or moodlet manager. Maybe I'm just too nice to the drones. I'm going to start aging them up faster after toddlerhood and let the traits fall where they may.

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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #64 on: July 23, 2014, 06:04:51 PM »
I have been using a multi-tab but not a moodlet manager of motive mobile. You have blue Sims with orange hair I don't know if I ever told you this but I love blue Sims with orange hair.

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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #65 on: July 23, 2014, 08:43:53 PM »
I have been using a multi-tab but not a moodlet manager of motive mobile. You have blue Sims with orange hair I don't know if I ever told you this but I love blue Sims with orange hair.

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I do too! I actually just love red haired sims.
I've edited my last post to correct the travel. The 14 day total is correct, but Sonny did spend 3 days in China. It just seemed more like RD 6 than RD 7.

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« Reply #66 on: July 24, 2014, 05:40:03 PM »
Elixirs were used, chimes were heard.
Sonny: I wish to have a child. I wish to have a child with Misty. I wish to have a girl.
Misty: I wish to get a massage.

And the next swarm arrives.

San - Brave, Friendly



Shi - Genius, Loves the Outdoors



Go - Athletic, Good



Roku - Workaholic, Virtuoso, Ambitious
Roku is Misty's clone. I think the genetic sequencing was off by a hair.



After toddler skills were learned, and candles were blown out, Misty took a solo trip to France. She rode her little scooter out to tne Nectary.



And stayed for four days chugging elixirs and writing.



Meanwhile.....
Swarm: Whoopee! Pop bought us Multitab 6000s! Partay!
OCD: Maybe you should try using them.
Swarm: Partay!           (A big thanks to GlazeyLady!)








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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #68 on: July 25, 2014, 07:12:38 PM »
Sonny: With my quick grow station, I'm the best gardener in town. Observe me and weep.
Sonny loves his garden. He is always out there using bloom and laughing...in his briefs. He always changes into his regular clothes when he goes back into the house.



The swarm all graduated, although with indifferent grades and the usual awards. Shi, however, got Most Likely to be a Millionaire. Well, not after moving away. Maybe that realization caused her to wander off and miss being in the picture.



Roku was the first to leave the hive and the millions. After the property investments started really paying off, money was no longer an issue. On Week 33 Day 2, Roku moved to 358 Hill St. She reached level 2 in the Sculptor career, maxed Photograpy, and purchased Starlight Plaza. Misty took 3 tries to get that masterpiece portrait. Her final traits - Workaholic, Virtuoso, Ambitious, Savvy Sculptor, and Brave.



Shi was next moving to 107 Foothill Dr. on Week 33 Day 5. She became a level 2 Magician, maxed Logic, and purchased Verde Park.
Doing magic tricks for tips is great when the only person around is a proprietor who completely ignores you. Her masterpiece portrait was produced on the second try. Her final traits - Genius, Loves the Outdoors, Bookworm, Snob, and Gatherer.



San became a level 2 fortune teller which made no use whatsoever of her maxed Writing skill. I wanted to see how much difference the Multi Tab made. Man, did it ever. She bought the Brotherhood of Fine Fellows Hall, and moved out Week 33 Day 6 to 76 Los Suenos Strip. Misty got her masterpiece first try and gratefully let San take her bass, which she dearly love, when she moved. San's traits - Brave, Friendly, Bookworm, Flirty, and Virtuoso.



No this is not a CAS headshot of Go. He completed his requirements and spent a week just going to work, dancing, and posing for portraits.



Ah, here he is. Week 34 Day 2, after 6 tries, Misty finally got that masterpiece. He reached level 4 in Law Enforcement, maxed Fishing, and purchased the Weight and Sea Rec Center which now has two fountains discretely placed on the roof. His house is at 19 Palm Park Avenue. His traits - Athletic, Good, Loves the Outdoors, Gatherer, and Brave.

 

And here's the Honeycomb I Didn't Even Know We Had a Basement.




On Week 34 Day 5 Sonny and Misty both reached level 10 of their careers and met their last requirement for RD 8.

King Sonny                                                                                      Queen Misty

Max Career - Gardener                                                                      Business
Skill Challenge 1 - Master Planter                                                       Fiction Novelist
Skill Challenge 2 - Master Farmer                                                       Proficient Writer
Unique BF - Osvaldo Gossett                                                             Celina Carson
Unique LTH Reward - Super Green Thumb                                          Carefree

5 object collection - Books worth 150 including Misty's Best Seller, The Calm Before the Swarm, and Sonny's bestselling TeeHeeHee Revisited.



Misty spent 4 days in France bringing the total to 18 days. There will be no more travel as it took a loooooong time to get Misty home.









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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2014, 10:42:35 PM »
And the swarm continued to multiply.

Shichi - Heavy Sleeper, Brave  and where did that hair color come from.



Hachi - Virtuoso, Disciplined and that's more like it.



Kuu - Loves the Outdoors, Friendly. Okay, at least this is somewhat expected now.



With the wee ones well on their way to independence, Sonny decided to prepare his nectary room.



Let the squishing begin. Sonny, perhaps you should consider a different color bathing suit.



Family bonding time.



Hachi: Bah, Mum's music is boring. I'm edgy. I like dark wave. Do Do Do Doo....Do the Smussle.



Being a self-employed gardener is great, but late one evening Misty got more than a little stir crazy and buzzed off to catch the end of SimFest. This is what greeted her. A room full of creepy proprietors. She backed out slowly and decided she wasn't that stir crazy after all.



This is at MN8, and it doesn't show the full extent of the crowd. I've had this happen before in Riverview and Sunset Valley. I'll check to see if it's always like this or just at closing time. It doesn't seem to be affecting the speed of my file.

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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #71 on: July 26, 2014, 11:10:43 PM »
I had a congregation of proprietors in my decadynasty. You can probably get permission to delete MN8 and replace it. Of course, it does provide a place where you can always find best friend prospects.
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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #72 on: July 28, 2014, 03:09:13 AM »
Time flies when you're a fairy. Tiny minions became moody teen minions and graduation was upon us.
Well, Sonny seems pleased.



Hachi signed up to be a singer. There's plenty of brothers and sisters around town to watch and some of them even tip. That's our girl Tres all singed in the background. Oh, and that's Jayson What'syourlastname in front of her, one of the four remaining townies still occupying a house. Misty decided to make him her new best friend. He died two days later.



Shichi decided to follow in his father's footsteps and became a nectar maker reaching level 4 and maxing the skill. After purchasing Del Mar Beach, he moved to 465 Shoreline Point on Week 37 Day 2. Misty painted his masterpiece portrait on the first try. His final traits -
Heavy Sleeper, Brave, Neurotic, Flirty, and Ambitious.



Hachi - Virtuoso, Disciplined, Artistic, Frugal, and Dramatic - maxed the Guitar skill easily and reached level 2 in the Singer career. She purchased Buckshot Lake, the very last purchasable business or property in Starlight Shores. Her masterpiece was completed 2nd try, and she moved to 460 Shoreline Point on Week 37 Day 4.



Kuu left the same day moving to 108 Foothill Drive when he maxed the Gardening skill. He was already at level 8 in the Gardening career. Thank you money trees. Misty completed his masterpiece portrait on the third try earlier that day. His traits - Loves the Outdoors, Friendly, Good Sense of Humor, Perfectionist, Great Kisser.



The Honeycomb Basement of Just Passing Through to the Nectar Room, Thanks!



Sonny and Misty qualified for RD 9 on Week 38 Day 2. There are only 7 non-dominated houses left in Starlight Shores. Ten RDs should be enough. Then they can coast while the minions complete their move out requirements.

King Sonny                                                                                      Queen Misty

Max Career - Science                                                                        Gardener
Skill Challenge 1 - Mix Master                                                            Botanical Boss
Skill Challenge 2 - Flavorful Feet                                                        Master Planter
Unique BF - Brandi Singleton                                                             Misty McKinley
Unique LTH Reward - Teleportation Pad                                              Food Replicator

5 Object Collection - Sculptures valued at 7,583. That's Sonny's $38 effort in the middle.













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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #73 on: July 28, 2014, 03:24:59 AM »
Regarding the line up of proprietors, is it wrong that I've got in my mind a sudden urge to call out "CONGA" or set up a limbo stick?

I was just going to ask you how many more properties/houses you had to go, Krae. Do you have another challenge lined up once you complete this one?

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Re: A Bright Grey Domination Dynasty
« Reply #74 on: July 28, 2014, 08:30:29 AM »
So at this point I have 7 houses to fill. Unbelievably, 3 are still occupied by elder sims. They must be heavily tattooed under those dumpy clothes. Other challenges? Something without a lot of nooboos.

 

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