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Re: Around The Worlds ~ The Amin 4x4 Move 2
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2015, 03:21:38 AM »
Arrivederci to Monte Vista

The family stayed in China for some time, Liang spent much of his days with his mother.



Leon spent his fishing.



While Lucie gave Tomeka her first taste of adventure.



As much as Leon loved fishing he also loved practicing martial arts, his father proved to be a great sparring partner, while he could have taken the easy route of becoming a timber terminator he decided to go for the longer challenge of master of meditation.



It was easy enough if a little time consuming sitting about for hours on end.



Tomeka was having a far tougher time of it, the reality of adventuring was far more scary than the idea of it, she had yet to actually meet any monsters but she felt sure they lurked around every corner.



Still she did enough to impress her new grandmother-in-law and earned herself a level 2 visa.



Back home again and Leon had his adult birthday, he was still some way off maxing his career although the time spent fishing in China had helped a bit.



It seems Grim was back to his old tricks again, despite being younger than Lucie he took Liang first, on his 52nd day once again, Liang didn't look too bothered though, he'd had a good life.



But Lucie was devastated, did she die of a broken heart? maybe so.



As much as Leon loved fishing even he was starting to get fed up having to spend all his time catching deathfish in the garden pond, what's worse is his phone had stopped ringing and he wasn't getting any younger.



In fact he was getting old, all he needed was just one phone call, everything else was now done but it never rang and so with little choice he had to give in to old age.



But then the next day he did finally get a call, somebody wanted some training in martial arts, well he could do that no trouble.



So the day after his elder birthday he had his elder unbirthday.



There really wasn't much left for them in Monte Vista now, with Paola's death the last of Leon's family was gone, Tomeka's older brother Antonio was still about but for how much longer who could say.



It was time to leave for pastures new, or maybe somewhere a little more arid.



Generation 8 - Leon Amin
Traits: Loves the outdoors, disciplined, angler, easily impressed, loves the heat
Lifetime Wish: Presenting the perfect private aquarium
Unique Maxed Career: Fisherman
Two Unique Best Friends: Daniela Mosley, Felecia Mosley
Three Unique Skill Challenges: Amateur Ichthyologist, Commercial Fisherman, Master Of Meditation
Four Black Ops: Scavenger Hunt - Rare elements, Fishing for Suits, Say Hello to My Little Fish, Need Training

Spouse - Tomeka Monty
Adventurous, loner, hates the outdoors, virtuoso, coward



Family Museum Total = 54,160

Collection 1 - Money Bags - 511, 575, 413, 414 = 1913
Collection 2 - Life Fruit Pomegranate Nectar - 2744 each = 10976
Collection 3 - Photographs - Nectary 3888, Dragon Cave 9731, Pyramids 10382, Abu Symbel 8833 = 32834
Collection 4 - Relics - Ancient Chinese Snake Of Simhara 2925, Antique French Dropa Stone of the Stars 1319, Ancient French Dropa Stone of the Stars 1414, Antique Wandering Tiger of Baroo 2779 = 8437



Career Rewards - Gardening Hero's Trophy, Nectar Certificate, Nectar Makers Symbol of Honor, Photographers Key



Tombstones - Shani Amin, Orion Amin, Eliana Amin, Jay Amin



All properties and buildings owned and upgraded, four vacations used.



Arrivederci from Monte Vista and say hello to Lucky Palms!


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Re: Around The Worlds ~ The Amin 4x4
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2015, 08:45:18 AM »
It's time to say goodbye to Monte Vista already  :'( Leon is so cute. As ever those family relations are just too weird and funny. I wonder where they will go next  ;)
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Re: Around The Worlds ~ The Amin 4x4
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2015, 11:29:33 AM »
So Tomeka made it into the family after all! Nice  :) I love her traits; they certainly don't bode well for adventuring...

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Re: Around The Worlds ~ The Amin 4x4
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2015, 11:38:15 AM »
Tomeka got a happy ending after all! And she also seems to be the only sim that can pull off that skirt. It never looks right with my outfits. :(

How long did the trend of your dynasty men dying at 52 last for?
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Re: Around The Worlds ~ The Amin 4x4
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2015, 05:46:31 PM »
I had a hard time dressing Tomeka, most things made her look fat but she isn't she's just rather well endowed up top, that skirt and top turned out to be the only things that showed off her figure without making her look fat.

She was a hoot to take adventuring, wanting to do it but always scared and fainting, I loved tomeka, she was one of my favourite spouses :D

As for the men, well the first to go past it was Orion and I thought it might be okay after that but then it started again, some managed 53 or 54 days but weirdly my longest lived sim was a male heir in world 4 who lived till 68 then it crashed and on reload he lived till 65, still beat Joanne though who up until then was the longest at 60 days, most female sims lasted between 55 and 58.

Of course none of that counts any life extension, it was just weird how so many died at 52, but then in my immortal dynasty I had a few die at 90, it's just how it goes sometimes.

Currently playing the Sims 4 free trial, I never bought it as it didn't really appeal, it's nice to get a chance to see if what I felt was right and I have to say so far I was. It's just not doing it for me, yet I came back to this thread, read the replies and found my self grinning in recollection at my dynasty game and these sims, Sims 3 is definitely still where my heart is but I shall carry on playing Sims 4 till my trial expires.

Looking forward to getting back to the real Tracey and Dallas though, these emotional imposters just don't match up to my avatar pair.

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Re: Around The Worlds ~ The Amin 4x4
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2015, 04:37:09 AM »
Do you have screenshots of Tracey and Dallas from Sims 4? Please share  ;D
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Re: Around The Worlds ~ The Amin 4x4 Settling In
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2015, 04:48:17 AM »
Things started getting busier in this town so these chapters are longer, in Monte Vista they arrived, bought a house got married had a baby, even just that was less straightforward here and deserved it's own part, I think I am getting a little more wordy as I go along as well, there just seemed to be a bit more of an interesting story for these sims  :D

Just got the final two generations to write now, so I'm ahead of what I'm posting but not actually finished yet.



World 3 Lucky Palms


Lucky Palms Game Settings

Seasons: Summer only 28 day cycle
Population: Fairies, Vamps & Werewolves on all others off.
Fixed moon phase


Founders Leon & Tomeka

Leon Amin
Traits: Loves the outdoors, disciplined, angler, easily impressed, loves the heat

Tomeka Amin
Traits: Adventurous, loner, hates the outdoors, virtuoso, coward



Settling In

When Leon had enquired about the property before leaving Monte Vista the estate agent had assured him he would love it, he had made it sound so appealing living next to a golf course with space all around it. What he had failed to say was it was more like living on the edge of an old bunker with sand finding its way into all sorts of places, and the beautiful modern house shown on the website? an artists impression only and didn't actually exist, but for an extra fee they could always get one built. Well that would be fine if they could actually afford it but the exorbitant price for the plot alone had taken most of their money.



Well with luck they could make some back maybe, after all there was a casino in town, Tomeka was willing to up their odds a little by hacking the machinery.



But the Casino was used to those kind of tricks and had their own failsafes put in place to prevent it.



But she really needn't have bothered as Leon was doing fine without it anyway.



By the time the sun set over Lucky Palms they had managed to put quite a bit of winnings in their pockets add to that the inheritance money they had both recently received and they just might get that house after all, or at least make a start on it.



So they hung about at the casino roasting marshmallows and waiting for the call that their new home was ready.



Ah yes, now this was more like it.



The house was by no means finished but the important areas had been furnished, their bedroom, the kitchen area and bathrooms.



Oh and of course a nursery.



Leon found Lucky Palms quite different from Monte Vista when it came to fishing, for one thing the main fishing hole was indoors, he wasn't very happy about that, but outdoor hating Tomeka thought it was great.



A night at the graveyard resulted in a few death fish so he bought a fish tank so he could breed more, Tomeka was already a good cook thanks to her former job as a chef, in time she might be able to learn the ambrosia recipe and for that they would need these fish.



All too soon the baby was on its way, and as per usual dad started to panic, flapping about like some demented bird, it really doesn't help the situation.



It was a girl, they named her Stephanie, would she be the first blonde heir? I guess we shall see when she grows up.





In actual fact my boyfriend named her, I said give me a name and he said Steffi, but to me that sounds more like her nickname so I decided on Stephanie as her actual name.

As far as names go for Lucky Palms being a Vegas style place I just thought any name origin would work but other than Stephanie I still stuck to my original naming plan first of Egyptian/Sanskrit and added another later on as it fitted but I wont say more than that because spoilers!!

Do you have screenshots of Tracey and Dallas from Sims 4? Please share  ;D

Just because you asked so nicely :D I didn't spend too long fiddling in CAS so I could probably get a better likeness with more time, but I did take this last night, they were on a date and right in the middle of him professing his undying love to her Katrina Caliente stuck her nose in, the look they gave her was pretty priceless  ;D

Sims 4 Tracey & Dallas

I wish that male hair was reversed, it's the closest to his sims 3 hair but the forehead is too large and the parting is the wrong side. Still it doesn't really matter as my trial will be up soon anyway and I doubt I will buy it.



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Re: Around The Worlds ~ The Amin 4x4
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2015, 04:57:46 AM »
Lucky Palms is one of my favourite worlds, so glad you picked it. That screenshots of them at the pool is really beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing, love their expressions, lol. If you don't mind converted Sims 4 hairs, I think there are quite a few out there where the style is reversed or de-puffed.
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« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2015, 05:10:40 AM »
I'd say out of the four worlds I played in, and other than Monte Vista this was the first time I'd played for more than a couple of days in any of them and even Monte Vista was only about two weeks, Lucky Palms was the most fun I had, I liked Dragon Valley for convenience, living in the middle like I did it was all close by and the only far away thing was Tara's job at the criminal warehouse.

This dynasty is a great way to explore untried worlds  :D

Hmm still got a few hours left of that trial I might go on a hair hunt then, personally I really dislike the hair, it sits too high on the head a lot of the time, like it's a badly worn wig, One thing I would have liked in CAS was a grab point for foreheads to make them shorter, would help with that hair issue a bit I think.

Still enough of my Sims 4 off topic this is a Sims 3 story after all  ;D

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Re: Around The Worlds ~ The Amin 4x4
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2015, 11:31:36 AM »
Sims 4 Tracey and Dallas look really nice. Glad that they're making a comeback  :)

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« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2015, 03:31:38 PM »
Just found this (and bookmarked it).  I'm glad Seth got another chance at a full life :).  I love the way you coloured that Boho outfit for Eliana.

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Re: Around The Worlds ~ The Amin 4x4 Generation 9 Part 1
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2015, 03:45:40 AM »
Thank you Malley and Hazelnut  :D

Two chapters coming up today.



Generation 9 - Stephanie

Looks wise Stephanie was just like her mother, when it came to hair she was like her father, but at least she hadn't inherited her father's miserable looking features. Would the Monty genes dominate Lucky Palms like the Romano and O'Reilly genes had dominated the last two towns?



Despite his rather downcast features Leon could be very expressive at times, especially when hit in the stomach by a well aimed water balloon. His daughter sure had a strong throwing arm.



For Stephanie childhood was a time of fun, sparklers and rainbows.



She loved the festival and spent the entire weekend there, even gave her doll to the Tanner toddler, she never played with it anyway and he looked so bored just sitting there with nothing to amuse himself with.



Maybe if big brother Ethan had thought to bring him something to play with it might have helped, but by all appearances he couldn't even remember his own clothes let alone a toy for his brother.



But childhood didn't last very long and soon it was time for high school, although a bit shy she did manage to make some friends, she soon became best friends with Tabbi Claremont and they'd often do their homework together.



Now Stephanie knew that she was of Chinese descent, she also knew way back in her ancestry was Egyptian blood too, her mother was adventurous as was her late grandmother, but the last thing she expected was to find the boys at high school dressed like they were explorers on a vacation in Egypt, with bees, lots of bees.



But then dad said that in his high school all the girls dressed like everyday was prom day, with added bees, so maybe it was just some strange fashion fad she wasn't quite up to speed on.

When the weekend arrived she got a phone call from one of those boys asking her out on a date at the spa in town, despite her shyness Stephanie decided to take a chance and go.



But she was in for a bit of a surprise, Hanson Gilbert had grown rather a lot since she saw him at school the day before, he still had that awful hat on though.



Well she decided it was time to do something about that so she took him to the salon but there was no stylist available, so they went back to her house where she did the job herself, and a pretty good one too.



But there was still something missing, ah yes, wings!



Stephanie found she felt very comfortable around Hanson and only a little bit shy, they had a really nice time that day and by the end of it she had a new best friend.



Stephanie was a very disciplined person like her father, she was also rather handy and the total opposite of her cowardly mother, becoming a firefighter seemed like the obvious choice as far as she was concerned.



It was hot work but she enjoyed it.



Which was a good thing as her co-workers were rather unreliable.



Joshua Gilbert, Hanson's younger brother, was a rather absent minded person, most days he never showed up for work, or else he'd be seen wandering past the fire station, alarms blaring, and the noise might jog his memory enough to make him go inside.



But by then he was already too late as Stephanie was on her way to take care of the emergency without his help.



She still saw quite a bit of Hanson, he often made it clear he wished for more than friendship but her shyness would overcome her and she'd change the subject, it wasn't that she didn't find him attractive, she just never plucked up the courage to tell him and in the end Hanson found somebody else.



That was until Stephanie pulled off the second most heroic feat of her career.



Nothing makes an impression like saving the man you love from a blazing inferno. Hanson was very impressed indeed.



She'd won him back and this time she wasn't letting him get away so she invited him over, threw a potent cure at him and asked him to move in.



There was a good reason that Stephanie and Hanson were so attracted to each other, they had a lot in common, both were very disciplined so it seemed like a perfect time to visit China and learn some martial arts.



So while Tomeka got to work on getting their vacation home back.



Leon, Stephanie and Hanson headed off to the academy.



But Leon was in for a Surprise when he got there, against all the odds his grandmother was still alive and bizarrely looking far better for her age than he did.


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Re: Around The Worlds ~ The Amin 4x4 Generation 9 Part 2
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2015, 03:51:57 AM »
Perhaps Abi knew the secrets his ancestors once did, the trick to immortality, he knew it involved ambrosia but obviously that wasn't all of it else that alone would have worked to keep some of his family alive in Monte Vista, Seth had never passed the secret on but then maybe he didn't really know it himself, perhaps it was a closely guarded secret of elderly grandmothers like Abi and Seth's ancestral founder.



It didn't really matter it was just nice to see her once again.



As their first day in China came to an end Stephanie was already perfecting her moves.



Back at base camp she put her handiness to use fixing all the broken plumbing.



Tomeka had spent her time running here and there collecting rocks and metals and various other items for the locals in an attempt to get her visa up to level 3, she finally did it so got straight on the phone to the estate agents.



That night they moved back in to the vacation home that had once belonged to Lucie and now belonged to Tomeka.



There was a good reason for getting that particular house, it contained a very important artifact and one that Tomeka needed so she could go exploring.



By the time the trip was over Stephanie and Hanson were getting quite adept at martial arts.



While on vacation Tomeka had done a lot of skill book reading, she had finally mastered cooking so could make some ambrosia at last.



Stephanie upgraded her a replicator so she could store plenty for future use too.



As mentioned before, rescuing Hanson was only Stephanie's second most heroic deed, her first most heroic deed was this.



Somedays you just can't help being awesome, this was one of those days.



That night she had one more job to do, those criminals had been at it again, the huge clouds of smoke billowing across the sky meant Stephanie was hours trying to put it out but eventually she did.



She celebrated with a plate of ambrosia then went home and proposed to Hanson.



They were so caught up in the moment they failed to notice the man who suddenly ran past them and out the front door, somebody spotted him though and the next day Leon went in search of his missing relative.



At first the events of Kiran's sudden resurrection were a little sketchy but it soon became clear what had happened. In Monte Vista the family had it's own personal graveyard, here they had yet to acquire one so the tombstones of their ancestors had been placed in storage, before the trip to China they were taken out and placed at home, it was only meant to be temporary but on returning they didn't get round to removing them.

Now at the same that time Stephanie was enjoying a plate of ambrosia at the hangout down the road from the criminal building, Hanson was supposed to be eating his own plate at home, only he didn't do so, instead he replicated it and put it down then wandered off, so while Stephanie was busy proposing the ghost of Kiran was busy munching on Hanson's meal. Even in death he still misbehaved.

Leon wasn't about to let him get away that easy though, after all what would he do, become some hobo living homeless on the streets, he was family and he should be with his family, so Leon asked him to stay.



I'm sure never in his wildest dreams did Kiran think he would attend his great great great great great great granddaughter's wedding.



But now he was back he might as well make himself useful once more.



With three martial artists in the house money was no problem, the garden was full of strange plants these days.



But for a time Stephanie had to stop breaking space rocks as she was expecting.



She drove herself to the hospital in her fire engine, well why not? it was an emergency after all.



There she gave birth to a son, they named him Rohan.



Leon never got to hold his grandson, they returned from the hospital to find a very unwelcome visitor in the garden.



But at least Tomeka got that chance.



Generation 9 - Stephanie Amin
Traits: Brave, disciplined, easily impressed, Shy, handy
Lifetime Wish: Physical Perfection
Unique Maxed Career: Firefighter
Two Unique Best Friends: Charlene Swafford, Brain Swafford (not a typo  :P )
Three Unique Skill Challenges: Tinkerer, Plumber, Electrician
Four Black Ops: Settle an argument, Broken Laptop, Handiness How-To, Bursting with energy

Spouse - Hanson Gilbert
Good Sense of Humour, disciplined, bookworm, excitable, easily impressed



Time for some explaining I imagine, basically this is what happened, Stephanie finished her requirements late on her elder birthday, I really didn't want her to get old so had Hanson replicate her some ambrosia then dragged it into her inventory, as soon as she came out the criminal warehouse I sent her to the nearby hangout with some potent friend elixirs, all she needed was her two best friends and she was done.

Once that was sorted I told her to eat the ambrosia, it's a small place but full of tables inside, she could have picked any of them but no she chose the one picnic table outside that EA had placed against the wall, and she put the plate on the wall side of the table, grrrrrrrrrr!

So now she complained she couldn't eat it and I couldn't move it myself either, I guess some other hungry sim on the lot was trying to get to it as well. This went on for some time but eventually I resorted to getting somebody at home to buy the lot on the computer just so I could move the plate and finally get her to eat it.

At the same time I first told Stephanie to eat hers I told Hanson to get his own plate but with all the goings on I didn't check if he actually ate it, I just assumed. That was my biggest mistake as by the time Stephanie got home and was proposing to him Kiran had appeared. I saw him float past one second then a live version ran back the other direction and out the front door, gobsmacked doesn't even begin to describe my reaction, my annoyance with Stephanie was suddenly forgotten in the shock that I might have failed.

And to cap it all Stephanie aged up anyway  ::)

I have to say a big thank you to Trip for letting me continue for HoF after this happened, and to Shirin for her helpful input in the dynasty thread, I think I would have carried on regardless as I was enjoying myself but the drive was stronger to continue knowing it was still eligible.

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Re: Around The Worlds ~ The Amin 4x4
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2015, 05:38:29 AM »
Good to see Stephanie enjoy the firefighter career, and she actually got to save Sims and not just put out pathetic fires, lol. I'm glad you were still eligiable for HoF, your Sims always seem to get you into a pickle of a sort  ;D
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« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2015, 10:29:43 AM »
Sims will age up on their birthdays even if you try extending their life.
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