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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 19- First is Evil (Oct 14)
« Reply #75 on: October 15, 2014, 07:46:58 PM »
Welp, I know who I'm voting for! *puts on Aurora pin* I am anti-evil trait. And I prefer her name. And her eyes.

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 19- First is Evil (Oct 14)
« Reply #76 on: October 18, 2014, 01:21:39 PM »
Oh, Camillo  ::) Now that Caelum has the evil trait I'm leaning a little towards him.

Welp, I know who I'm voting for! *puts on Aurora pin* I am anti-evil trait. And I prefer her name. And her eyes.

The competition is getting fierce!!



Chapter 20- Bean Poles

Caelum, having the Eccentric trait, was interested in inventing.  We purchased an inventor's table for him to play around with.  Daphne also had some fun playing around with the workbench.  I guess I now know where Caelum gets it from.



On the subject of Daphne, we had a very close call that scared the daylights out of me.  Daphne was working on upgrading one of the computers in the living room to work on her mechanical skill when the computer sparked and started a fire.  I was in the bedroom and I heard screaming, so I rushed out to find the desk and, most importantly, my wife, engulfed in flames.



I quickly grabbed a fire extinguisher and called to my parents to have them help me.  However, they only stood there panicking.  The firemen in town would be proud of their reactions.  Not.  Thankfully, I managed to extinguish the flames and save Daphne.  She was a little singed but no worse for the wear.  Everyone was relieved.



I was also relieved that the kids were at school when this happened.  They have enough to worry about with their requirements that they don't need to concern themselves with their barbequed mother.  Dad took Caelum and Aurora into the kitchen to help them with their homework.



The next day, Caelum and Aurora had their badging ceremonies for their participation in Scouting.  The whole family attended.  It was nice to get out of the house for a little bit after that whole near death experience thing.





However, back at home, our bad luck continued.  We had another burglar come to the house.  Apparently, word has not spread in the criminal underworld that we have a burglar alarm and that they would set it off upon stepping foot onto our property.  Hey, we don't catch the smart ones!



Point proven.



Things calmed down a bit until the twins' birthday rolled around this weekend.  Both Caelum and Aurora finished their requirements so they were eligible to age up to teenagers.  Teenagers...I could hardly believe it.  How could I be the father to two teenagers already?







Caelum went first.  Aurora was right behind him, cheering on her best friend.





A moment of apprehension before aging up.



The apprehension quickly changed to excitement.



The excitement carried over to Aurora's turn as she stepped up to her own birthday cake.









Unlike Caelum, Aurora was immediately excited for her teenage years.



Okay, maybe not as excited as we first thought.



But my sweeet little girl smiled as the sparkles hit.



Here is teenage Caelum.  He gained the Family Oriented trait.





Here is teenage Aurora.  She gained the Charismatic trait.







I don't know where they get it from, but Caelum and Aurora are both ridiculously skinny.  They look like bean poles  :o




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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 20- Bean Poles (Oct 18)
« Reply #77 on: October 18, 2014, 01:34:55 PM »
'Roura! 'Roura!

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 20- Bean Poles (Oct 18)
« Reply #78 on: October 18, 2014, 07:50:23 PM »
Close call with Daphne  :o

Happy birthday to the twins!
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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 20- Bean Poles (Oct 18)
« Reply #80 on: October 20, 2014, 11:32:58 AM »
'Roura! 'Roura!

You were right last time and I wonder if you'll be 2/2?!

Close call with Daphne  :o

Happy birthday to the twins!

It was really weird.  After the fire was put out, I could click on Daphne but no one could interact with her.  She had to initiate all of the interactions.  I was really concerned because I had never seen a glitch, I guess you could call it, like that where while playing as another sim, I couldn't click on Daphne.  The next time I loaded that file, it was fixed so no harm done  :o

Wow, they both got great traits!

I really lucked out that round.  Actually, this set of traits is when I made my decision on who would be the next heir  ;)



Chapter 21- Embarrassment

The first thing that Caelum and Aurora set out to do after their birthdays was to go to the cemetery to get a job working in the masoleum.  They were both still potential heirs, so they would both be completing all of the requirements.





It was already pretty late that night so we let Caelum and Aurora enjoy the rest of their birthday doing whatever they wanted.  It was nice to give them a little time off before the real work started the next day.  Speaking of the next day, right after breakfast we began the twins' tutoring sessions.  I worked with Aurora while Dad worked with Caelum.



Once I was done working with Aurora, I went to find Daphne to talk.  I know from my own personal experience how, despite being a honor, exhausting being an heir was.  You really lost out on some fun things that you would normally be able to do if you were just the average run of the mill Sim.  I expressed those thoughts to Daphne and she agreed that maybe we should get the twins a little something special to let them know how proud we were of them.  So, we splurged a little bit and bought Caelum and Aurora their very own cars.



Caelum and Aurora were both very excited about their surprise.  They immediately begged Daphne and me to teach them how to drive.  How could we say no?



Caelum and Daphne didn't get too far in their initial lesson because Caelum got too stressed and transformed into a werewolf.  Once he did that, he figured that bounding was a faster method to get around.





Aurora and I got a little further until it got too late in the evening that it was time to return home.  Aurora actually got an opportunity from school to work on her writing skill and she decided to take them up on their offer.



Of course, learning to drive+skilling= major stressor.  Major stressor=werewolf transformation.









Okay, Daphne and I had been married for quite some time now and I had seen her change into her werewolf form many times.  Yet for some reason, seeing my daughter transform made me...kind of, sort of, you know, faint...



Daphne just threw some plasma juice in my face and told me to get up.  I shook my head and then proceeded to change out of my plasma juice soaked tux.  How embarrassing...

To make matters worse, we had ANOTHER burglar show up to the house that night.



The police showed up but the officer's thoughts prior to the fight didn't inspire much confidence...



Maybe the shoes meant she thought she was going to kick the burglar's behind?





Hey, whatever works.



After her near death experience, Daphne had become melancholy for a bit.  She wouldn't let any of us really talk to her for a few days.  I know she was shaken up; so was I.  I was very frightened that I lost her but thankfully, that didn't happen.  However, the next morning, Daphne came into the kitchen and things appeared to be back to normal between her and the rest of the household but particularly with me.



I was completely honest with her.  I didn't know what I'd do without her.



Apparently she really appreciated that sentiment.



She appreciated it a lot.

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 21- Embarrassment (Oct 20)
« Reply #81 on: October 20, 2014, 01:11:04 PM »
Those burglars will never learn  ::) I'm really glad Daphne wasn't glitched for long. I love Orion's reaction to his daughter's transformation, I wonder if he'll do it again when Caelum transforms in front of him.
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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 21- Embarrassment (Oct 20)
« Reply #82 on: October 20, 2014, 09:07:05 PM »
I do really like how you don't show any bias between the potential heirs(esses) :)

Oh, I'm going for a two for two.

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 21- Embarrassment (Oct 20)
« Reply #83 on: October 21, 2014, 07:49:39 AM »
Voting for a charismatic, neurotic daredevil! Yup, Aurora for the win!!!
because... Math *Pippin The Most Tenacious Simmer*

Only 2 things are infinite... The universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe. *Albert Einstein*

Don't believe all the quotes that have been attributed to me. *Albert Einstein*

I can't ignore ALL of the voices in my head - Some of them actually make sense! *Blayzen*


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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 21- Embarrassment (Oct 20)
« Reply #85 on: October 22, 2014, 10:41:50 AM »
Those burglars will never learn  ::) I'm really glad Daphne wasn't glitched for long. I love Orion's reaction to his daughter's transformation, I wonder if he'll do it again when Caelum transforms in front of him.

I think that was the only time that Orion fainted because of a werewolf transformation.  I thought it was funny, especially since he doesn't have the coward trait or anything like that.

I do really like how you don't show any bias between the potential heirs(esses) :)

Oh, I'm going for a two for two.

I try to give them both a fair chance to become the next heir unless there is something that really makes them the clear winner.

Voting for a charismatic, neurotic daredevil! Yup, Aurora for the win!!!

Yes, and purple eyes. Mark my ballot for Aurora.

It seems like Aurora is the hands down winner  ;D



Chapter 22- He Looks Familiar...

Since they were now teenagers, both Caelum and Aurora had to get romantic interests for their requirements.  Caelum met a nice girl named Lyndsay.  The only problem is that, being evil, it was a quick relationship.  It was "oh, hey, I like you," to seconds later "let's just be friends,".  Talk about a turnabout.  I should have expected that though.  I saw it with Luna, after all.

As for Aurora, she met a guy named Ricky.  He seemed awfully familiar for some reason...





(He looks like a teenage DD Sakura  :o)



Prom fell on one of their days off so Caelum and Aurora were both able to attend.  Caelum, surprisingly, ended up going with Lyndsay.  I guess she forgave him.  Aurora went with Ricky because, like me, she was going to stay with her romantic interest until at least the end of high school.





On the weekend, the twins' finished their driving lessons.



Caelum spent his weekend working on his inventing skill.



The kids both had one more shift at the graveyard to complete their job requirement.  Once they both got their final promotions, they were able to age up to Young Adult.  Caelum, as always, went first.



We all gathered around in the kitchen to celebrate with my son.







Cheers and smile all around!



One last twirl of the spinner and then it was time to age up.







After Caelum, it was Aurora's turn.









The sparkles kind of took Aurora by surprise this time.





I think she was pleased with the result though.



The twins had one last carefree meal before the decision would need to be made on who would become the next heir.



I couldn't believe that the moment to choose between my children was already here.  I now understand the difficulty that Mom and Dad had choosing between Luna and me.  I think that's why they had us decide amongst ourselves.  Hey now, that's not a bad idea...



We've got one more chapter with Orion and then it will be time for the next heir.  After the next chapter, I will ask for everyone's official vote so I can tally it up and see how your choice compared to mine  :D

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 22- He Looks Familiar... (Oct 22)
« Reply #86 on: October 22, 2014, 12:31:58 PM »
Rick is DD's clone  ;D Looking forward to their new makeovers.
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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 22- He Looks Familiar... (Oct 22)
« Reply #87 on: October 22, 2014, 04:47:13 PM »
Roar!!! I am the monster that demands Aurora be heiress!

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 22- He Looks Familiar... (Oct 22)
« Reply #88 on: October 22, 2014, 04:55:29 PM »
Roar!!! I am the monster that demands Aurora be heiress!

I had to respond to your comment now instead of at the beginning of the next chapter: that made me laugh  ;D

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 22- He Looks Familiar... (Oct 22)
« Reply #89 on: October 22, 2014, 11:05:18 PM »
I guess I'm going against the majority if i vote for Caelum? I might change my mind after the adult trait is revealed.

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 22- He Looks Familiar... (Oct 22)
« Reply #90 on: October 23, 2014, 06:50:03 AM »
I guess I'm going against the majority if i vote for Caelum? I might change my mind after the adult trait is revealed.

I like Caelum as well, I'm thinking potential future spouses for both of them went into consideration so you never know  ;)
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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 22- He Looks Familiar... (Oct 22)
« Reply #91 on: October 23, 2014, 10:45:38 PM »
I want Aurora. I love her genes!

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 22- He Looks Familiar... (Oct 22)
« Reply #92 on: October 23, 2014, 11:13:09 PM »
Good news everyone: the Rigel's have made Hall of Fame!!!  They should be up momentarily.  You can check them out now or wait until the end so you remain spoiler free  ;D

Thanks to everyone for your support and I wanted to mention that I may or may not be beginning another project in the near future...just sayin'...

EDIT: They are up in the HoF right now  ;)

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 22- He Looks Familiar... (Oct 22)
« Reply #93 on: October 23, 2014, 11:25:47 PM »
And by momentarily, you mean it's up now.

Spoilers beware, by the way. :P


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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 22- He Looks Familiar... (Oct 22)
« Reply #95 on: October 24, 2014, 07:03:50 AM »
Congratulations on another HoF entry and I like the spoilers  ;D
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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 22- He Looks Familiar... (Oct 22)
« Reply #96 on: October 24, 2014, 11:33:10 AM »
Rick is DD's clone  ;D Looking forward to their new makeovers.

He must be DD's clone because even at Generation 7, Ricky was still alive.  Guess he's immortal.

I guess I'm going against the majority if i vote for Caelum? I might change my mind after the adult trait is revealed.

You can vote for whomever you like  ;D

I like Caelum as well, I'm thinking potential future spouses for both of them went into consideration so you never know  ;)

Amazingly, no.  I didn't have a planned spouse for the next generation.  I knew what life state I wanted, I just needed to find a spouse to match it.

I want Aurora. I love her genes!

I was so excited when I saw her purple eyes  :)

Congratulations on another HoF entry and I like the spoilers  ;D

Thanks, Brooke!  Glad you enjoyed it.



Chapter 23- The Decision (Part II)

Caelum and Aurora noticed that I was a little too quiet following their birthdays and they came over to ask me what was going on.  I told them that Daphne, their grandparents and I needed to talk to them about something extremely important.  I'm pretty sure they knew what I was referring to so they quickly updated their Young Adult wardrobes and then joined us in the living room to discuss the next heir in the dynasty.

Here is Caelum.  He rolled the Hopeless Romantic trait.





Here is Aurora.  She rolled the Kleptomaniac trait.





We talked to Caelum and Aurora and told them that the time had come to choose the next heir to take over the mission to bring peace in the kingdom.  The twins sat there listening intently to what we all had to say.  I told them that their Aunty Luna and I were given the option to choose between ourselves and I wanted to give them that same chance.  Caelum and Aurora told us that they would talk it over and give us their decision in the next day or so.

It was quite a relief to know that I would not need to do the choosing between my only son and my only daughter.  I loved them both equally so I knew that I could not decide between them.  Besides, they were both capable adults and could make the decision on their own.  I just hoped that it wouldn't take too long to decide.

The next day it was Caelum's graduation.  For some reason or another, Aurora's graduation got pushed back to the next day.  Weird.  Anyway, Caelum graduated valedictorian and was voted Most Likely to Have a Big Family.









Aurora went home following her brother's graduation to work on her writing skill.  She found that she had a lot of fun writing after she took that opportunity back in school.



Caelum, meanwhile, went straight to the alchemy set that Daphne and I bought him as a graduation present.  He decided that he wanted to become an Alchemy Artisan for his lifetime wish.



We let them have some time to themselves before asking them if they had made the decision yet.  Caelum and Aurora said that they still had to discuss it and make the final decision.  They asked Mom to join them to give them her input on the whole ordeal.







They went back and forth for quite some time, weighing the pros and cons of both becoming the next heir.







After what seemed like an eternity, Mom came to get Dad, Daphne and me to let us know that Caelum and Aurora had decided.  The decision on the next heir had been made.



Here are Orion's final stats:

Name: Orion Rigel
Life State: Vampire
Lifetime Wish: The Tinkerer
Traits: Loves the Outdoors, Genius, Ambitious, Disciplined, Vehicle Enthusiast, *Computer Whiz (*Nerd Influence)
Toddler Requirements: Skills: xylophone, peg box
                                       Best Friend with Parents: Complete
Child Requirements: Honors: Complete
                                  Opportunity: Badging Ceremony
Teen Requirements: Honors: Complete
                                  Romantic Interest: Janet Yeager
                                  Level 3 Cemetery Worker: Complete
1 Unique Best Friend: Adrienne Bianchi (Witch)
2 Career Rewards: Laptop, Logic Skill Certificate
3 Black Ops: Save the Herding, Jammin' on the Streets, Best Restaurant in Town
4 Unique Lifetime Rewards: Speedy Cleaner, Hardly Hungry, Opportunistic, Immortal
5 5k Wishes:

Own 5 Venues
Marry Daphne
Max Handiness
Be Worth More than 500,000
Reach Lv. 10 of the Video Gamer Career

6 Skill Challenges:

Plumber
Electrician
Tinkerer
Skill Professor
Master Chemist
Celestial Explorer

7 Unique Items: Potions



Get your votes in to choose between Caelum and Aurora!  I want to see how you vote compared to who I chose.  Here are their final traits and their lifetime wishes for your consideration:

Caelum: Eccentric, Heavy Sleeper, Evil, Family Oriented, Hopeless Romantic
LTW- Alchemy Artisan

Aurora: Neurotic, Easily Impressed, Daredevil, Charismatic, Kleptomatic
LTW- Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

Happy Deciding!!!

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 23- The Decision (Part II)... (Oct 24)
« Reply #97 on: October 24, 2014, 04:11:31 PM »
Based on traits I would've chosen Caelum but he has a bit of pudding face.

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 23- The Decision (Part II)... (Oct 24)
« Reply #98 on: October 24, 2014, 08:11:28 PM »
I stand by my earlier claim. Y'know

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Re: Rigel Duty: Chapter 23- The Decision (Part II)... (Oct 24)
« Reply #99 on: October 25, 2014, 05:16:01 AM »
I still vote Caelum - hopeless romantics are my favourites  ;D
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