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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (house 9)
« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2015, 03:54:06 PM »
I loved the fact that Velma's outfit was so true to the original character's outfit  ;D

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (house 9)
« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2015, 04:23:46 PM »
I loved the fact that Velma's outfit was so true to the original character's outfit  ;D

The original Velma was my favourite character :)



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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (house 9)
« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2015, 06:12:40 PM »
I see what you did there with Velma, clever idea.
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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (house 9)
« Reply #53 on: January 29, 2015, 08:06:37 PM »
Jinkies!  You really got Velma spot-on!  Fantastic job.
Loved the logic behind the living room nuptials.  Comedic genius!

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (house 9)
« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2015, 01:42:59 PM »
Wow!  You’re getting through this so quickly.  Random responses:

House 8

Playing in that house must have been quite a strain on the eyes (or did you keep the walls down?)  Very distinctive décor.  Well. Meadow C-R is insane, of course.

That was quite a shaving cut that Mario had.  He must have been really nervous about the wedding.  Also, nice car :D.

House 9

I have to join in the admiration for Velma’s appearance.  Scooby’s not bad, either (if a bit undersized ;) ).

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But the Boss turned out to be the last person she would ever have suspected.

I actually sat and giggled at this.  My family thought I was mad (mind, that’s nothing unusual).

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (house 9)
« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2015, 08:50:44 PM »
Velma-the-sim says thank you, but resents the idea that she might not be totally 100% original ;)

Loved the logic behind the living room nuptials.  Comedic genius!

I figured there was no way on earth anybody would look at Velma's dress anyway, if they were busy vomiting/hiding their eyes from the sight of those trousers.

Wow!  You’re getting through this so quickly.  Random responses:

House 8

Playing in that house must have been quite a strain on the eyes (or did you keep the walls down?)  Very distinctive décor.  Well. Meadow C-R is insane, of course.

That was quite a shaving cut that Mario had.  He must have been really nervous about the wedding.  Also, nice car :D.

House 9

I have to join in the admiration for Velma’s appearance.  Scooby’s not bad, either (if a bit undersized ;) ).

I actually sat and giggled at this.  My family thought I was mad (mind, that’s nothing unusual).

I mostly kept the walls down (but then, I often do anyway), and then I wore sunglasses.

I Velma staked out the pet adoption agency for ages looking for big dogs, but they didn't seem to have any. Scoobs was the only dog I could find who wasn't an elder, and is actually a bulldog under the paint job.

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (house 10)
« Reply #56 on: January 30, 2015, 09:15:54 PM »
Here is House 10:



‘Tis a dark and gloomy place. Or I forgot to get a screenshot in daylight. One or the other.

Velma immediately started playing around with radiation, as she’s responsible for this house’s collection.



And Notzo and Scoobs got acquainted.



Velma produced Generation 10 (:D)



This is Vianne. For once, I really appreciated the baby stage, before all those Twinbrook genes could kick in....



They grow up so fast.



Outside, Notzo planted one of Velma’s science experiments:



This is Verna, the last baby of the DecaDynasty.



Vianne aged up to child, and made an early start on her Supermax.



And Notzo followed her example, and also started skilling. (In addition to gardening, he took up guitar and Velma tutored him in logic, to knock out Renaissance Sim.)



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Vianne aged up to teen, and acquired a hairstyle that covered her face... She started working seriously on cooking, and trying to make it onto the honour roll.



I also let Vianne have a pet. Or at least, Pantoufle is supposed to be Vianne’s pet, only nobody told Velma.



I acquired the final tombstone. Sorry, Notzo.



And Velma had Young Again potion, as a lot of her NPC friends were still alive and I was hoping to recycle them :)



Vianne became a young adult. She cooked. A lot.



She also joined the culinary career, and befriended her boss...



(He’s actually married to another of her colleagues, which probably makes things a bit awkward at work. Fortunately for Vianne, she’s never liked the idea of commitment anyway.)

The Sim deaths haven’t really bothered me as much as I expected, but this one upset me :( RIP, Scoobs.



And then I got two simultaneous bugs and thought I was going to have to call this a loss with one week to go  :-\

Vianne was at level 9 of her career when I got that bug that stops their career progress bar increasing. On the same day, her relationships panel went blank and she lost all her friends. The relationships panel sorted itself out, but I had to use some LTHP to buy some instant social group influence, turn her into a Workaholic, then she spent her four-day break between work days alternating between working from home and the motive mobile until the bar was full.



Fortunately her progress bar stayed full during her last shift, and she became a Five Star Chef, which was her final moving requirement. Phew.

And just after midnight:





House 10

Parents: Velma Andrews and Notzo Curious
Address: 6 Knothole Lane

Heir: Vianne Andrews
Traits: Good, Friendly, Ambitious, Commitment issues, Natural cook, Workaholic (nerd influence)
LTW: The Culinary Librarian
Maxed career: Culinary
Supermaxed skill: Cooking



Both parents living together at time of birth.
Heir on the honour roll at both elementary and high school.

10 Opportunities completed by heir:
1. Quest for the Lead (ballet)
2. Ballet Recital (ballet)
3. Scavenger Hunt: Butterfly Bonanza (special)
4. Cultural Interview (high school)
5. I Need a Date (adventure)
6. Create-a-Crepe (culinary career)
7. Super Stir-Fry (cooking)
8. Allow Me To Introduce Myself (charisma)
9. Falafel Portfolio (culinary career)
10. We Love Falafel (cooking)

10 NPC friends:
1. Santos Worrell (mail carrier)
2. Ismael Kane (pizza deliverer)
3. Melisa Emmons (pet adoption worker)
4. Cara Goodman (babysitter)
5. Mack Leal (repoman)
6. Grim Reaper
7. Richie Apablaza (singer)
8. Darrick Hines (maid)
9. Devin Posey (social worker)
10. Dee Liver (newspaper deliverer)

10 Household best friends:
1. Darren Newby
2. Kelsey Crabtree
3. Ariel Arrendondo
4. Horace Beard
5. Tawanna Hankins
6. Cara Goodman
7. Charissa Robb
8. Terry A. Keyes
9. Cherry Blossom
10. Alisa Dove

Fully upgraded property: Cleanesque Laundromat
Fully upgraded building: Wilsonoff Community Theatre

Medium tombstone: Notzo Andrews ne Curious

Collection: Beetles, total value §34,000



Vacation days used: 3



Finish: Week 89, Day 3 (or Day 25 for me)
Watermelons consumed: c. 290
Total value of collections: §1,376,142

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (Complete)
« Reply #57 on: January 30, 2015, 09:31:47 PM »
Her face is not that bad... Except for the eyes. I bet she'd look great with normal eyes.

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (Complete)
« Reply #58 on: January 30, 2015, 09:36:19 PM »
Her face is not that bad... Except for the eyes. I bet she'd look great with normal eyes.

The hair helps - I had to be really careful selecting it, because she looked awful with most styles (her nose is also a bit odd, but that hair seems to balance it out). But yes, she could have looked so much worse... I was dreading her inheriting Notzo's huge sticky-out ears.

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (Complete)
« Reply #59 on: January 30, 2015, 10:25:10 PM »
The hair helps - I had to be really careful selecting it, because she looked awful with most styles (her nose is also a bit odd, but that hair seems to balance it out). But yes, she could have looked so much worse... I was dreading her inheriting Notzo's huge sticky-out ears.

Oh you're so lucky. I got three generations of big Curious ears in my immortal dynasty. :(

I'm also moving this to the Completed Dynasties board!

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (Complete)
« Reply #60 on: January 30, 2015, 10:32:24 PM »
Oh you're so lucky. I got three generations of big Curious ears in my immortal dynasty. :(

I'm also moving this to the Completed Dynasties board!

I'd like to say I put Twinbrook at the end due to Strategy and Planning - but really it was to avoid multiple generations of those ears  ;D

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (Complete)
« Reply #61 on: January 30, 2015, 11:41:04 PM »
Loved the choice of the pretzel bench for the cook.  Very clever. 
Congrats on finishing the dynasty!  Here I sit still in generation 1.  Thanks for showing me it can be done  ;=)

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (Complete)
« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2015, 05:01:08 AM »
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Vianne aged up to teen, and acquired a hairstyle that covered her face

I also notice she was never facing the camera, except in that last shot in the summary  ;).

Verna is a great name for a PlantSim.  And there was a Pantoufle (although I was expecting him to be an imaginary friend)  ;D.

Congratulations on finishing!

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (Complete)
« Reply #63 on: January 31, 2015, 06:10:35 AM »
Loved the choice of the pretzel bench for the cook.  Very clever. 
Congrats on finishing the dynasty!  Here I sit still in generation 1.  Thanks for showing me it can be done  ;=)

Thank you! Good luck with yours.

I also notice she was never facing the camera, except in that last shot in the summary  ;).

Verna is a great name for a PlantSim.  And there was a Pantoufle (although I was expecting him to be an imaginary friend)  ;D.

Congratulations on finishing!

Pantoufle would have been an IF, except that they were causing me horrible glitches all the way through. Uncle Riley(!) sent both Verna and Vianne IF dolls, but they stayed in the mailbox and then Velma's inventory.

Thanks   :D

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (Complete)
« Reply #64 on: January 31, 2015, 08:27:42 AM »
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Uncle Riley(!) sent both Verna and Vianne IF dolls, but they stayed in the mailbox and then Velma's inventory.

Well, if Riley sent them, no wonder they were causing trouble  ;).

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (Complete)
« Reply #65 on: January 31, 2015, 08:34:21 AM »
Well, if Riley sent them, no wonder they were causing trouble  ;).

He sent quite a few towards the end of the game - Velma and Viva also got a Riley Mini-Me each. (Viva's looked just like him, too  ???)

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Re: The Andrews Decadynasty (Complete)
« Reply #66 on: January 31, 2015, 10:31:27 AM »
Congrats on completing  this and getting the bugs worked out  ;D
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