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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 15/10)
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2014, 03:32:11 PM »
I love the shot of Ifrit standing there with a fire in front of him, just kind of shrugging like it didn't bother him  ::)

Congrats on completing your first reproduction day!  Lilith and Mara both turned out very lovely :)

I loved his reaction storywise but in-game I had no idea if he was glitched, going to die or just neutral to whatever was happening. I had some very good looking drones, Jinni's nose was passed on to more of the drones than Ifrit's but overall they were good genes.


Pretend-to-be-a-Cat Day should be declared an official holiday. Maybe not, in my household it would mean scratching the carpet and peeing on the bathroom floor.

I wish it was real, I love cats  ;D
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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 15/10)
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2014, 09:17:36 AM »
Reproduction Day: Two



With the first of the drones gone, Ifrit and I wasted no time preparing for our second reproduction day. The bare plot of land to the left side of the house was turned into a garden. We spread seeds in straight lines, fertilised them with the best ingredients and encouraged them to grow. While we waited for the first shoots and weeds to appear by reading and watching Sim Gardeners' World.






When we had gathered quite a collection of sunlight from the dancing sunflowers our garden bloomed almost instantly sometimes. The process of weeding, water and tending our own patch took us both at least half a day that we only had time to eat, shower, have brief phone calls with our best friends before going back to bed.






At last we were ready to sell our harvest. Ifrit and I both went to the consignment store, each in our own cars. We waited for our sale and it had been so long since we'd been on a date that I rejected all his flirting.





Then he produced some beautiful red flowers for me that I couldn't resist.


"Stop standing like that, you're like a creepy old man."






As we were leaning in for a kiss we both shot to the top of our career and headed to Town Hall for our service rewards. We celebrated at home and let's just say we were not looking for Narnia.






"Baking buns again?" He asked a few days later.


I just giggled and gobbled up the rest of my crepes.








Reproduction Day Two:


Queen - Jinni Fable
Max Career: Gardener
Skill Challenge 1: Master Farmer
Skill Challenge 2: Botanical Boss
Unique Best Friend: Catarina Vanderburg
Unique LTR: Multi-Tasker
5 Object Collection: 2 Spotlight Mushrooms

King - Ifrit Fable
Max Career: Gardener
Skill Challenge 1: Master Farmer
Skill Challenge 2: Botanical Boss
Unique Best Friend: Renauld Vanderburg
Unique LTR: Stone Hearted
5 Object Collection: 3 Red Toadstools



Reproduction Day Two Drones:


Name: Kathab Fable
Max Skill: Logic
Career: Ghost Hunter
Property/Business: Shady Pines Historical Cemetery
New Home: Summer Sleepover, 9 Azure Lake Av


Name: Ghul Fable
Max Skill: Logic
Career: Medical
Property/Business: Sacred Spleen Memorial Hospital
New Home: Unfurled, 11 Meadow Beach Dr


Name: Isis Fable
Max Skill: Logic
Career: Private Investigator
Property/Business: Meadow Beach
New Home: Solitary Haven, 4 Spruce St



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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 16/10)
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2014, 07:19:51 PM »
One thing I really like about this challenge is that the collections don't have to be valuable. In fact, I think it's funny when they're not worth much at all.

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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 16/10)
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2014, 01:34:06 AM »
Wow you're drones are GORGEOUS!!! But then again you DID have some great genes to pass down from your King and Queen! Really enjoying this!

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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 16/10)
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2014, 05:30:39 AM »
One thing I really like about this challenge is that the collections don't have to be valuable. In fact, I think it's funny when they're not worth much at all.

Absolutely, it was always the first requirement I completed.


Wow you're drones are GORGEOUS!!! But then again you DID have some great genes to pass down from your King and Queen! Really enjoying this!

Thank you so much, I adored them  ;D Jinni is actually Mika Moore from the University town. I just gave her new traits and a CC beauty spot, the rest is pure Mika. I think Ifrit is just one of the pre-made sims, he's been in my bin for so long I really can't remember.


I need to start on the epilogue now that I've completed the challenge but I'm not sure if I should aim for a Good or bad ending, please let me know  :)
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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 16/10)
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2014, 07:18:05 AM »
Reproduction Day: Three



We started our third reproduction day studying alchemy and growing more ingredients. I was a little disappointed to learn that I'd forgotten all the elixir recipes I'd gathered over the years - before even beginning this challenge Ifrit and I had gone through a deep cleansing of all skills.  We already had an infinite source of gems and metals from Anubis and he had moved out with Lilith who was more fond of him than Ifrit and I put together.





Then we started on the fun part of alchemy: creating elixirs. I was glad to be able to start preparing elixirs I had invented myself, most were perfumes and body mists. I was in my element while Ifrit was a little less enthusiastic, churning his cauldron slowly and managing to create just one elixir while I had more luck making two each time.





As we didn't want to risk making too many friends we tested out the elixirs on each other at Aleister's, Ifrit had already consigned our creations. Unfortunately for me he choose a Flask of Angry Bees - "Accidently", he told me. As dozens of those miserable creatures proceeded to sting me Ifrit laughed while trying to apologise.





I got my revenge when it was my turn!





"Ow... OK, enough... ow... let's get down to business,"


The rest of the afternoon was spent in throwing Vials of Bliss and collecting service rewards again.






We were not sure if we wanted Fertility Treatment as a unique reward or share it, we had made plenty of Procreation Elixirs just in case and put one to use that night.







Reproduction Day Three:


Queen - Jinni Fable
Max Career: Alchemist
Skill Challenge 1: Master Alchemist
Skill Challenge 2: Alchemists Anonymous
Unique Best Friend: Jessica Willow
Unique LTR: Bookshop Bargainer
5 Object Collection: 3 Vial of Potent Bliss Elixirs


King - Ifrit Fable
Max Career: Alchemist
Skill Challenge 1: Master Alchemist
Skill Challenge 2: Alchemists Anonymous
Unique Best Friend: Kris Meadows
Unique LTR: Complimentary Entertainment
5 Object Collection: 2 Vial Of Bliss Elixirs


Reproduction Day Three Drones:


Name: Deva Fable
Max Skill: Street Art
Career: Journalism
Property/Business: EverFresh Delights Supermarket
New Home: Classic Façade, 77 Subalpine Blvd


Name: Humbaba Fable
Max Skill: Street Art
Career: Military
Property/Business: Hogan's Deep-Fried Diner
New Home: Lakeside Villa, 16 Poplar Dr


Name: Kali Fable
Max Skill: Street Art
Career: Business
Property/Business: Doo Peas Corporate Tower
New Home: Lemon Château, 15 Poplar Dr



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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 17/10)
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2014, 07:54:16 PM »
I like the outfits that the three kids had from this reproduction day.  That Indian theme looked really nice and seemed to really suit them well  :)



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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 17/10)
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2014, 06:04:24 AM »
I like the outfits that the three kids had from this reproduction day.  That Indian theme looked really nice and seemed to really suit them well  :)

Thank you! Although I was too lazy to give the drones their own colour scheme I thought unique outfits would suffice.
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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 17/10)
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2014, 10:45:03 AM »
Reproduction Day: Four



Silence ruled for the next week or so as Ifrit and I concentrated on our logic skill, sitting for hours at the chess table in front of our lovely fire.





Putting out fires had become my forte and just minutes later I'd win against Ifrit for the hundredth time.





We both joined the Ghost Hunting profession. I wanted to explore Hidden Springs which I hadn't been able to, so far I'd been to the consignment store and Town Hall for my rewards and the drones graduations.


We were at level three on our first night. Ifrit dealt with poltergeists that haunted Sims' beds and other furniture around the house - why they did this, I never really found out but if I die and return as a spirit I'll let you know.






He then scanned another house. He'd felt the coldness that accompanies spirits creeping in and moments later a ghost passed through him. Several attempts were made to ask the ghost to move on and each time he'd get ectoplasm spat into his face. Ifrit choose to use the Banshee Banisher from then on.






The Job Boosters we'd created during our last reproduction day came in very handy, especially towards the higher levels of our career.





One night I was called to Lillith's house to investigate a haunting.





To my surprise it turned out to be the spirit of an old mistress of mine. I lied through my teeth about her descendants living prosperous lives due to the wealth I'd granted her.


"She knows you're lying," I heard Anubis II say.


"Shut up, I'm doing really well here."






"What are you talking about? I don't have descendants, I died in that bloody fountain of youth pool you rustled up."


Oops. I ignored Anubis' smug grin and hastily Banished her before she started haunting me instead.






Like Ifrit I no longer bothered with the lying and relied heavily on the trusty Banisher.





We both quit our careers to focus on finding celestial bodies. I was pleased to name many of them after my parents, places I had visited and myself of course.





We then called our best friends and taught them both as much about logic as we could. Ifrit finished first and I had to quickly search the local parks for random paparazzi to tutor.






By the end of the week we had triplets due to Ifrit and I investing in the Fertility Treatment reward - the children's' music station had driven me beyond insane at that point.







Reproduction Day Four:


Queen - Jinni Fable
Max Career: Ghost Hunter
Skill Challenge 1: Celestial Explorer
Skill Challenge 2: Skill Professor
Unique Best Friend: Scott Chesterfield
Unique LTR: Strong Stomach
5 Object Collection: 2 Spirits


King - Ifrit Fable
Max Career: Ghost Hunter
Skill Challenge 1: Celestial Explorer
Skill Challenge 2: Skill Professor
Unique Best Friend: Bruce Chesterfield
Unique LTR: Fireproof Homestead
5 Object Collection: 3 Spirits



Reproduction Day Four Drones:


Name: Utukku Fable
Max Skill: Street Art
Career: Criminal
Property/Business: Outstanding Citizen Warehouse Corp.
New Home: Impeccable Manor, 4 Beryl Ct


Name: Asmodeus Fable
Max Skill: Street Art
Career: Architectural Designer
Property/Business: Aleister's Elixirs & Sundries
New Home: Rustic Living, 11 Subalpine Cir


Name: Gorgon Fable
Max Skill: Street Art
Career: Education
Property/Business: Port-A-Party Mini Warehouse
New Home: Charming In Blue, 53 Subalpine Blvd



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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 18/10)
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2014, 01:25:24 PM »
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the children's' music station had driven me beyond insane at that point.

Much agreed  ;D  I got tired of hearing it with the Rigel's so I totally understand.

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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 18/10)
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2014, 07:54:14 PM »
Much agreed  ;D  I got tired of hearing it with the Rigel's so I totally understand.

It was at this point I remembered to switch my speaker off, I'm so slow sometimes :P
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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 18/10)
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2014, 08:42:15 PM »
However do you manage two ghost hunters at the same time? One is crazy at times.

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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 18/10)
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2014, 07:01:39 AM »
However do you manage two ghost hunters at the same time? One is crazy at times.

Alot of switching between Jinni and Ifrit took place. It wasn't too difficult and levelling logic as high as possible helped.
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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 18/10)
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2014, 11:20:42 AM »
Reproduction Day: Five



It was an easy decision to choose the next career to pursue: fire fighting. On the first day Ifrit and I strode to work confidently only to find our co-workers were all elderly Sims. They pottered around the fire station chatting, watching television or sliding down the fire poles merely to climb up a flight again and make use of the poles once more.





Around midday we had heard the alarm ring. I got to the fire engine before Ifrit so I drove while he grumbled - I let him turn on the siren which appeased him somewhat.





It was a small fire, nothing exciting and soon we went back to the station to maintain the engine and fire alarm, we listened to the handiness tabcasts while enjoying some of our favourite television shows - it was the finale of The Great Simlish Bake Off.






Seeing no need to return home we spent our days at the station. During daylight hours we made friends with our co-workers and advanced at a snail's pace up the progress bar, but at night we laboured away at our athletics training to hit new promotions.





There was just one fire to put out - again I beat Ifrit to the extinguisher - and we were both made Fire Chiefs.





It was time to return home to upgrade all the appliances around the house.






I was called to Town Hall by the current mayor to receive my own Key To The City.





The next day we continued with unique upgrades and this time Ifrit was honoured by a call from the mayor.





To both of our surprises the mayor had changed overnight.





We resigned from our careers and jogged all over Hidden Springs for the completion of our last skill challenge, Marathon Runner.





As I was heavily pregnant with triplets, Ifrit suddenly started sparkling. We both panicked, not knowing what was happening only to find out it was his birthday!





When I set down my last nooboo in his crib I also got a shock of my own - it had been over five thousand years since I last celebrated my birth so aging into a full adult was a complete surprise.







Reproduction Day Five:


Queen - Jinni Fable
Max Career: Firefighter
Skill Challenge 1: Tinkerer
Skill Challenge 2: Marathon Runner
Unique Best Friend: Christoff Colby
Unique LTR: Eye Candy
5 Object Collection: 3 Upgraded Stoves


King - Ifrit Fable
Max Career: Firefighter
Skill Challenge 1: Tinkerer
Skill Challenge 2: Marathon Runner
Unique Best Friend: Simon Cho
Unique LTR: Discount Diner
5 Object Collection: 2 Upgraded Stoves



Reproduction Day Five Drones:


Name: Mammon Fable
Max Skill: Street Art
Career: Musician
Property/Business: Wilsonoff Community Theatre
New Home: Woodsmen's Gateway, 6 Alder St


Name: Nabu Fable
Max Skill: Street Art
Career: Writer
Property/Business: The Brightmore
New Home: Abundant Luxury, 2 Ponderosa Ct


Name: Enki Fable
Max Skill: Photography
Career: Photographer
Property/Business: Paul A Wilkes Natural Museum
New Home: Style Centre, 25 Bristlecone Way



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Re: Down With Lamps: Djinn Takeover (Updated: 19/10)
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2014, 11:23:35 AM »
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I got to the fire engine before Ifrit so I drove while he grumbled - I let him turn on the siren which appeased him somewhat.

Seems like Jinni has an extra child named Ifrit  ;D

 

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