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The Man Dynasty 5.0 — This Time it’s for Total Manhood

Last night I had given serious consideration to making a clean break and dropping the Man Dynasty idea altogether. Did I really want to tell the story again? I did come up with a brand new idea. It wasn’t a bad idea, but I also knew it wasn’t as good as the whole Man theme. And to be honest I was really enjoying my Man characters I had developed. I can’t say I’m thrilled about the prospect of repeating so much work with the same Sims, but I also owe them (and Man fans who were enjoying the story) the opportunity to finish the Dynasty and to bring closure to everything.

I am going to change some things here and there to make things new and interesting — not just for me, but for readers as well. Most importantly, I’m going to keep more accurate notes, so mistakes will not be made again. So, here we go.


Dynasty Founder, Recipe Man

Brighter yellow hair, a full beard compared to a goatee, and no glasses makes this Recipe quite a bit different looking than his predecessor. And he’s sportin’ new clothes as well.



“I am the real Recipe. Accept no substitutes.”

The Recipe File:
Traits: Photographer’s Eye, Savvy Sculptor, Perfectionist, Natural Cook, GreenThumb
Lifetime Wish: Culinary Librarian

Meeting Agnes Crumplebottom

Recipe certainly had the option to not pursue Agnes again and look for love elsewhere. It definitely would have changed things up a bit and added variety. So, I did think about it. Okay, I’m kidding. The thought never even entered my mind not to have Recipe marry Agnes again. It’s not just her money, believe me. Yes, that helps enormously, but her starting level 7 painting skill is just too cool for words. Such a time saver.



Recipe: “I’m going to go out on a limb and say you already know why I’m here.”

Agnes Becomes a Man for the 5th Time

After shaking hands with Agnes, Recipe promptly went back to his lot and wasted no time taking the new relationship to the next level...



“Hi Agnes. It’s Recipe. I was over at your house a few minutes ago. Correct. That guy. Yeah, so come on over to my place—in your Bwan Speedstar—and we can...I don’t know...get married or something?”

The happy couple were married in a small private wedding at 15 Summerhill Ct in Sunset Valley. In attendance were: Recipe, Agnes, the mailbox, trash can, and a brand new easel.



“Recipe: Agnes, my love, I’m so happy. I was hoping you’d agree to becoming a Man yet again.”
Agnes: “You knew I’d agree. You’re just too cute and irresistible.”
Recipe: “Well, enough chit chat, the easel is behind you. I mean...would you like to practice painting, my lover Man?”


Updates:

Inside Manly Estates
A Colorless Lifetime Wish Achievement
The Man's TV Sellathon Roundup
Happy Adult Birthday, Recipe!
No Kissy Lips for Future Immortals
Recipe is Not a Stalker
Previously Seen on the Man Dynasty
The Toddler Queen
Sweet Child of Mind the Teen Queen
Queenie's Baby Got Back Rub Proposal
The Queen Bee's Honey Do List Gets Shorter
Goodbye Jamila
Girly's Now a Big Girly Man / Queenie Saves Recipe's Life
Queenie Dons Her Immortal Crown
Girly is All Business...And Who is This Crazy Man?
A DeMANding Remodel of Manly Estates
Girly's Closer to Immortality / Crazy Lives Up To His Name
Two Birthdays Are Better Than One
A Slightly Crazy Makeover
A Sporty Update, but Not Much on the Comedy
Crazy Explodes Over His Sporty Child
Insert Your Own Update Title Here
Crazy Becomes Fully Immature / Sporty Becomes a Young Man
Sporty Selects Isaiah Hackett as the First Round Draft Pick
Isaiah Puts Up a 4th Quarter Fight!
That Special Sound. Sound. Sound. Sound. Sound. (Hint, Hint)
Recipe Delivers...a Masterpiece
Sporty Goes Pro / Crazy's a Crazy Old Man
Recipe Seals Crazy's Eternal Craziness
Danica's Downfall and Demise
Sporty and Sound Make Nice Progress
Sporty's Almost Done / Sound Hits a Flat Note
A Sporty Immortality
A Very Sound Investment
Conflicting Sound Waves
Sound and Chanda Play the Waiting Game
Goodbye Maria — It's Been a Great 3 Weeks
Welcome to the Family, Chanda Man
And the New Man Is...
New Bug Discovered...The Consignment Store is Busted!
Shhhh...Listen...Do You Hear an Immortal Sound?
Decisions, Decisions...EeyoreWrite Ponders Who Will Father Generation #8
It's Time to Play...Immortal Love Connection!
Waiting for Derik...
The Last Man is Just a Few Apples Away
Special Delivery for City Hall
Metro, You're Such a Child!
Teen Metro Gets Tricked and Does Not Make Out Okay!
Metro's Shocking Story Falls on Pixelated Ears
Metro's Fleshapalooza Birthday Party
EeyoreWrite Mans Up to Ambrosia
Barack Who? Metro Puts the "Of" Back in Leader of the Free World
Metro is Immortalized but Crazy Gives the Dynasty an Error 12 Message

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Re: The Man Dynasty 5.0 — This Time it's for Total Manhood
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 12:39:38 PM »
Yay!  They're back!!!! Go Recipe, go Agnes!  I'm very glad you've restarted.  Now we can all get our Man fix again.  ;D
 
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Re: The Man Dynasty 5.0 — This Time it's for Total Manhood
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010, 12:45:11 PM »
I haven't read the previous versions of the Man Dynasty but I'm excited to read this one from start to end!

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 01:19:19 PM »
OH YAY!
I'M SO PLEASED!
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Re: The Man Dynasty 5.0 — This Time it's for Total Manhood
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 01:33:43 PM »
You know, Recipe and Agnes have been through several incarnations together - it begins to feel like fate!  Have you given any consideration to possibly making Agnes the founding mother of the Dynasty?  (I mean having the first child)  I sort of feel she's earned it at this point.   ;) Just a thought!
 
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Re: The Man Dynasty 5.0 — This Time it's for Total Manhood
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 02:08:16 PM »
I can't imagine the Man dynasty without hotpants and kissy lips. It would be interesting to see Agnes as the mother figure but that would involve getting her away from sculpting and painting duties to procreate.

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Re: The Man Dynasty 5.0 — This Time it's for Total Manhood
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 02:55:09 PM »
WOOT! The Man Dynasty is BACK! I'm not gonna miss a single update of this! By the way, why'd you go from 2.0 to 5.0? And, what do those even mean?
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Re: The Man Dynasty 5.0 — This Time it's for Total Manhood
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2010, 03:01:21 PM »
By the way, why'd you go from 2.0 to 5.0? And, what do those even mean?

It means this is attempt #5. I changed the thread title when I did my 2nd attempt, but for 3 and 4 I never did change it.

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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2010, 03:26:47 PM »
I see.
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2010, 03:50:52 PM »
Ok, Metro...I guess I now have to admit that I fell behind reading your story, and everyone else's for that matter.  So, since the old thread is gone, I don't know why you even have to start a 5.0...please enlighten me. ???

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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2010, 04:04:20 PM »
So, since the old thread is gone, I don't know why you even have to start a 5.0...please enlighten me. ???

I deleted the old thread simply because I don't want it around anymore. I didn't have to call this one 5.0, of course. But, as I said to Simstar3 this is my 5th attempt at the Man Dynasty.

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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2010, 04:08:58 PM »
I understand it's your 5th attempt, but I'm wondering what you did wrong, or what happened to end your 4th attempt?

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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2010, 04:12:25 PM »
I understand it's your 5th attempt, but I'm wondering what you did wrong, or what happened to end your 4th attempt?

Oh, I see. :) I missed a requirement for one of my potential immortals (a painting), so it was a fatal mistake and I had to pull the plug.

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« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2010, 04:42:19 PM »
I was just thinking how awful it would have been if you hadn't discovered the missing painting until the very end. I'm glad you caught it right away!

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« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2010, 05:07:28 PM »
Yay! So glad the Man Dynasty is back!  I was really enjoying the old ones :D I'm excited to see where the story goes now!  Thank you for deciding to restart for the umpteenth time - ok not that many times but when you have made it so far and have to restart it seems like the umpteenth time!

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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2010, 05:14:47 PM »
Yay! So glad the Man Dynasty is back!  I was really enjoying the old ones :D I'm excited to see where the story goes now!

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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2010, 05:21:35 PM »
Whew, it's back!  ;D
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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2010, 06:18:42 PM »
Yay! On one of my first trips to the forums I read all the way through the last attempt. I'm glad you're choosing to continue it!

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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2010, 09:09:28 PM »
Metro, I may get in trouble for this, but you should be glad you brought back my Man! I was going to come find you if you hadn't!!!

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Re: The Man Dynasty 5.0 — This Time it's for Total Manhood
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2010, 09:19:53 PM »
Wait, I don't get it - you failed to get a painting? Did you miss one of Business's paintings? I am sure this attempt will be different, due to the randomness of Story Progression, so Sound Man won't marry Keri or something. Anyways, it's a shame you deleted your last thread, I wanted to st--borrow your comment about doing toddlers a disservice.  ;D
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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2010, 09:57:30 PM »
Anyways, it's a shame you deleted your last thread, I wanted to st--borrow your comment about doing toddlers a disservice.  ;D

Ha ha. Yeah, it's going to be tough to come up with the same volume of material. I can't just rehash the same bits again. Like I can't have Recipe give "the talk" to everyone at the junkyard. I can't have Business do the whole voicemail routine again. It's not going to be easy this time around.

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« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2010, 10:27:28 PM »
Yay!!! More Manliness.  Sooo, he's married, she's painting, now what?
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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2010, 12:40:48 AM »
I've only been reading your Man Dynasty for about a week, but I was caught up and saddened when you had to end it. I'm so glad you decided to start again. I found it very clever and entertaining. I'm looking forward to new adventures of the Man clan. You set an excellent example in perseverance. I don't think that I could have started again after so many aborted starts. I don't know if you saved what you deleted, but perhaps you could do a Man Dynasty Outtakes section at the end of your Man Dynasty 5.0. It just seems a shame that others won't get to enjoy them, too.

I've only had a chance to read a couple Dynasties so far, but kudos to all who've taken on such a humongous task, whether you decide to do a story or not.

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« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2010, 03:51:09 PM »
Inside Manly Estates

While my 4th attempt’s “OctaManor” was certainly unique in shape and some of its interior design, I think Manly Estates is superior for several reasons:
1). I spent a lot more time and care in the design and decoration of Manly Estates. It just looks nicer—more like a real home (although the outside is barren and will need work soon).
2). There’s going to be real organization to the museum that will be directly behind the house. Each immortal will have their own themed/specially decorated room to keep things in order. The museum will look so much nicer down the road compared to everything thrown into a dark basement.
3). And finally, and most importantly, just say the words “Manly Estates” to yourself. You’ll quickly discover that it sounds more Manly than OctaManor. There’s a similarity that cannot be ignored. The bottom line is I’m going for truth here. And remember — This Time it’s for Total Manhood.



So, now that you have a taste of what the International Bank of Crumplebottom can buy as opposed to the dismal reality of trying to get by on 1600 simoleans, let’s take a closer look around Manly Estates. What’s going on outside in the new garden? Why, it’s our old friend Recipe getting his fingers down in the dirt. I wasted no time in starting Recipe on his gardening skilling. It was important to get the first generation of plants in the ground asap. Hey, Recipe—hows about showing a little more TLC for that grape plant you’re stepping on?!



Here’s a few closer shots of the individual rooms. First up is the Master Bedroom—the place where Mans let their emotions run wild. I'm pretty proud of this room actually. I’ve definitely done worse.



Master bathroom. Looks pretty tasteful for now, but there's plenty of open wall space for future photos to take things down a notch.



Recipe's domain, the kitchen.



Here's the art studio where Agnes will spend most of her waking hours perfecting her sculpting talent. To the left of the art studio is the unfinished nursery for generation #2. I think eventually I’ll move the wall that separates the studio and the kitchen out two additional squares to make room for entertaining and for stairs to be added to the entryway area. Once generation #2 is born and Recipe has a good handle on his art skills, then there won’t be a need to have the studio so large.



Agnes Transforms into a Beautiful Man

In keeping with my greater emphasis on design and appearance this time around, I decided it was high time Agnes received a new look. “What? Metro cares about a Sim’s appearance?” you say. Hey, sometimes change is good. And when it comes to Agnes’ stock hairstyle, change is not only good, some may deem it a moral imperative to do so. I don’t what you’d call the kind of hairstyle she starts the game with, but “hideous” or “ghastly” might be pretty accurate. Now, she’s got a much younger look with the hair band going on, plus the attractive clothing to match.



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« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2010, 04:21:19 PM »
Okay Metro, I'm still loving this. So many points to comment on here:

1. The Manly Estates manor is really inviting
2. The master bedroom is nice--I guess that's where real Man hang out
3. And most importantly...Agnes has worked 5.0 times for you. She deserves to be the mother to the first immortal. Besides, making her the mother will at least give the kid relatives (well I guess Bella had relations also)...but most importantly...NO MORE KISSY LIPS

Other than that...I'll shut up and sit back and enjoy myself