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Re: The Four Better or Four Worse Challenge: Expanding the Influence
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2015, 08:26:11 AM »
;D I love this. It's so funny and I'm already getting attached to your sims, I can't even choose a favourite. Good luck!
Can't pick a favourite?  That's rather flattering.  Thanks!

Muse is just amazing...I love her terrifying interesting way of thinking  :o
She is rather a fun character to write.

Apollo is sweet, I like his way of thinking.
Thanks.  I needed him to provide some balance to the craziness of the household.

Very funny!  Thanks for the giggles  :D
Of course!  f my writing can bring people joy, I've done my job.

In other news, I have the screenshots all ready to go for another update, I just haven't had time to get it put together with family, work, and company from out of town all demanding my attention.  Maybe in another week or so I'll have the time.

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The Four Better or Four Worse Challenge: World Travelers
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2015, 01:20:00 PM »
Pippin:  And so, with the townsfolk suitably terrified and traumatized by our household, we return our focus to the actual goal of this challenge.



Muse:  It's like I ate a baby!
Pippin:  Terrifying.  Anyway, with the replacement for the IF that never showed up in place, we turn our attention to things like LTW's.  Specifically, the monster maker.  A trip to Egypt for canopic jars could help, if only we had the funds to send a crew there...



Set:  I'm on it.
Pippin:  Fantastic!  I think we should send a group of three to increase our odds of finding jars.  Set, I'm putting you in charge of this excursion.  You should leave immediately!
Set:  We'll wait until after the kid ages up to teen.
Pippin:  You should leave immediately after Apollo ages up to teen.  Cue the cake!



Promethea:  Happy Smurf Day!
Pippin:  That...that doesn't make any sense!



Set:  Happy day, kid.  You wanna come to Egypt with myself and Miss Crazypants here?
Promethea:  I'm not even wearing pants!
Pippin:  Wait, I figured you'd bring the dumb brute strength.  You know, Sigurd.
Set:  I can't imagine the horror of spending an entire international flight listening to him tell stories about how awesome he is.  Besides, the kid needs someone to take an interest in him.
Pippin:  Wait, is the emperor of evil actually a big softy?!?!?
Set:  ...no...



Pippin:  And so they arrive in Shang Simla and the adventure begins!
Promethea:  This beach is really big.  Where's the ocean?



Promethea:  Hey look!  A hole with stairs.  Stairs.  Like stare!  I should stare at them!  I'm so good at puzzles!



Apollo:  I think I found an opening!
Set:  Great work, kid.  Let me just grab these ancient treasures first.
Apollo:  Wait, are you stealing those?
Set:  Of course not.  I'm just worried that if I leave these, some disreputable individuals might come along and take them.  I'm taking them to keep them safe.
Apollo:  Oh.  I guess that makes sense.



Promethea:  Hmm, the hallways are on fire, so I guess I should just crawl through here.



Set:  Looks like I hit the motherload!  I wonder how the kid's doing?



Apollo:  OWW!!!!



Promethea:  The hallways were on fire, now I'm on fire, which means...I'M A HALLWAY!!!



Set:  Well, our travel time has reached its end and we've managed to come away with only one actual canopic jar.  Guess I'll need to steal more cars.
Apollo:  What?
Set:  I said I'll need to sell more cars.  You know, my day job, as an honest car salesman.
Apollo:  Oh.  That makes sense.
Pippin:  And they return in time to witness this horror.



Muse:  So, my baby's in my belly, so I guess I ate it.  You know, you're a baby...
Pippin:  And speaking of her viewing people as food...



Muse:  When you die, I'm going to have your corpse stuffed and mounted on my wall.  In a hot dog costume dress.
George:  Umm, thanks?
Pippin:  And while that disturbing scene was playing out, someone else discovered a disturbing scene...
Kristin:  Help!!  My garage is on fire!!



Sigurd:  Captain Amazing is on the way!



Sigurd:  You know, I'm a firefighter.
Kristin:  (Squeee!!)



Pippin:  Umm, the fire?
Sigurd:  Oh.  Right.
Pippin:  And in other fire-related news, there were lit candles in the household.



Pippin:  Aphrodite becomes a child, and instantly wants a wardrobe change.



Aphrodite:  Pippy-poo, can we please change my hair?  And can someone open this drawer for poor, little me?  I'm just a little girl.



Aphrodite:  Much better!
Pippin:  And a much more fit Apollo discovers that his not-quite-girlfriend is still just a child.



Maria:  Umm, you got tall.  Guess you don't want to hang out with a little kid like me anymore.
Apollo:  And I think you're just scared that I can beat you at the pie-eating competition!
Maria:  Bring it on!



Pippin:  And in no time, Maria had aged up as well...and her hair got really big!



Maria:  Yeah, my dad's kind of a werewolf, so I guess I'm prone to being hairy.
Pippin:  And speaking of parents and genetics...



Pippin:  Muse had her baby, named Eris,...



Pippin:  who inherited her red hair!

Note:  Despite how it appears, Eris was not immediately aged up after her birth.  She was actually born within a day of the trio returning from Egypt.  It was just more fluid story-wise to deliver it this way.  Early age-ups are not being done in this challenge.



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Re: The Four Better or Four Worse Challenge: World Travelers
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2015, 05:11:14 PM »
Their adventures in Egypt are so funny! And it looks like Set and Apollo are bonding, which is so sweet cause Set is so evil. Also, Aphrodite is really pretty! Can't wait for your next update  :D

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Re: The Four Better or Four Worse Challenge: World Travelers
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2015, 11:29:10 AM »
Promethea and Muse just have me crying with laughter. Poor Apollo seems to be the only with who is level headed.
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Pippin:  And we are making more progress as Muse continues working on her painting skill.
Muse:  I'm painting George in a pretty, pink dress!



Pippin:  Umm, you know he's a guy, right?
Muse:  Of course!  That's why I'm using a dark pink, silly!
Pippin:  Okay then.  Anyway, Sigurd is making fantastic progress in his career.



Sigurd:  That's right.  I'm a firefighter.
Pippin:  Again, so is she!  How does this line keep working?  And speaking of lines...
Apollo:  ...so I think we should get pre-engaged so that we can start planning our engagement since I want to enjoy every moment wth you to the fullest.



Maria:  Oh, Apollo, you're such a romantic dork!
Apollo:  I try.
Pippin:  And of course, while this flame of romance was burning, other fires were going on in town.



Pippin:  Yep.  Sigurd stands right in the middle of the flames.
Sigurd:  Captain Amazing knows no fear...though I do know hunger...



Pippin:  Seriously?!?  You're eating these people's cereal?
Sigurd:  I did save their house.  I think they owe me some cereal.
Pippin:  I disagree.  So, rather than looking at this, let's enjoy a random shot of red-headed beauties.



Muse:  And then the duck says, "Why'd they stick me with the bill?"
Promethea:  Oh, sea turtles are so amusing!
Pippin:  On second thought, let's look at something else.  Quickly.



Pippin:  Ah, it's Mr. Cuddles and his young protégé.
Set:  I'm not a softy!
Pippin:  I have evidence to the contrary.



Set:  I was just holding her because...she was...crying...and being annoying...to the neighbors...and I didn't want them to...call the cops...yeah...
Pippin:  Okay, Mr. Cuddles.  Whatever you say.  And speaking of people saying things...
Sigurd:  Don't worry, attractive redhead, I'll save you. 
Redhead:  Unghh...
Sigurd:  After all, I'm a firefighter.



Redhead:  Unghh squeeee unghhh...
Pippin:  So, that happened.  So did this.



Pippin:  And later, this happened.



Promethea:  Hopefully, girl-bot can find boy-bot when she, too, gets kicked out and they can fall in love and stuff.  Just like the saying goes, "I love you a bot."
Pippin:  No, it's a lot.
Promethea:  Yes, they'll have babies and it will be a lot.  A lot of bots.
Pippin:  And as we continue forward, adulthood comes for our quartet.









Promethea:  My hair got older too!
Pippin:  Umm, yes.  It does that, I guess.  And the adults weren't the only ones aging up...



Aphrodite:  Ugh!!!  Pippin!  Makeover, now!!!
Pippin:  I'm on it!



Pippin:  Oh.  Hmm.  This is the shot of Promethea's stylist makeover that she popped a mid-life crisis wish for.  Do I honestly not have any aged-up shots of Aphrodite?
Aphrodite:  Nice work.  I guess this is why they call you a Watcher, not a photographer.
Pippin:  Oh, here's one!



Aphrodite:  You are so not off the hook.
Pippin:  Umm, here's a shot of you with Ares and Apollo...



Aphrodite:  Okay.  Way to keep things appropriate and catch me from my best side.
Pippin:  Ummm...
Aphrodite:  That's it.  This update's over.
Pippin:  No, we still have to show off Sigurd's trophy room.



Aphrodite:  You took a picture of his stupid trophies and not of my beautiful face and charming wardrobe?  I'm so telling my mom!



Pippin:  I think she's busy (and possibly delusional) right now.
Promethea:  This is crowd control to Major Tom...
Pippin:  And with that, we leave our household.  Next time we'll...
Aphrodite:  Have better pictures?
Pippin:  ...umm, yes.  But we'll also have another adventure to Egypt for canopic jars.

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From what I've seen of Aphrodite she is very pretty. I knew Set was just a big softie, surprisingly more than Sigurd. . . Can't wait for Egypt, last time was amazing, will they all go?



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Haha, poor Aphrodite, hopefully you manage to take screenshots from the front next time xD Set just grows on me more and more. Can't wait to see their misadventures in Egypt!
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The Four Better or Four Worse Challenge: The Return to Egypt
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2015, 07:48:42 AM »

Pippin:  Here's Aphrodite.  I'm showing her.  From the front and everything.   While she's fully dressed.



Aphrodite:  Still not off the hook, Pippin.
Pippin:  And another young lady in our household ages up.



Aphrodite:  And she actually gets decent pictures, eh?



Set:  Alright, let's cease with the petty Watcher abuse and head to Egypt.
Eris:  And so, our family heads off for untold dangers in Egypt...



Pippin:  Nicely done, Eris!



Set:  Alright, people, divide and conquer.



Pippin:  Conquer, huh? 
Set:  Okay, maybe politely negotiate?



Pippin:  And why did we not choose the acrobat career for you?
Promethea:  Because I'm not a bat of acro or any other variety, silly!



Apollo:  So...many...traps...



Aphrodite:  Oh.  Were we supposed to be doing something?  No one really told me what "divide and conquer" means.



Promethea:  It's okay, Fluffy, I'll save you.



Apollo:  Save ME!!!



Aphrodite:  Oh, hey, I found treasure.  This is really easy!



Aphrodite:  So, yeah, I found all the treasure and jar thingies you guys wanted.
Set:  You may be the most glorious woman I've ever met.
Aphrodite:  Yeah, probably.
Set:  When we get back, there's one more job I have for you...



Aphrodite:  Mission accomplished!
Pippin:  And speaking of friendly interactions, young Eris had a friend over.



Eris:  So, Jeannie, your family's rich and you have a brother, right?
Jeannie:  Yeah, why?
Eris:  No reason.  Just making conversation.
Pippin:  And Sigurd encounters an old friend while rushing to deal with an emergency at the hospital.



Sigurd:  So, are you the girl bot, or the boy bot?
Pippin:  And the creator of the aforementioned bots has an emergency of her own.



Promethea:  I'm way less redheaded right now!  It's like the song says, "This girl is a dyer!
Pippin:  No, it's "on fire."
Promethea:  What's on fire?!?
Pippin:  Never mind.  She did manage to make that third monster, though, so that's always good.



Aphrodite:  Did you seriously just take another back shot of me semi-nude?
Pippin:  I...the mummy...you were...I didn't...
Aphrodite:  Whatever, Pippin.



Pippin:  There.  A happy, friendly shot with Mr. Cuddles.
Set:  I'm just not even acknowledging your comments anymore.
Sigurd:  You know, Eris, I'm a firefighter.
Pippin:  Dude, no!  She's just a child!



Pippin:  Well, she was...


(I may have visited Egypt multiple times, but only showed two of the trips.  Also, I used buydebug to place the Cursed Sarcophagus in the house so they could actually make the mummy)

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Re: The Four Better or Four Worse Challenge: The Return to Egypt
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2015, 08:35:51 AM »
It's just great that Aphrodite found all the treasures without even trying  ;) Little Eris is already planning her future, eh? More redheads to join the house soon enough then  ;D
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Re: The Four Better or Four Worse Challenge: The Return to Egypt
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2015, 12:57:07 PM »
Eris and Aphrodite are really pretty. I think a diabolical partnership between Set and Aphrodite would be beautiful. Congrats to Promethea for completing her Lifetime Wish  :D


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Re: The Four Better or Four Worse Challenge: The Return to Egypt
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2015, 08:09:31 AM »
It's just great that Aphrodite found all the treasures without even trying  ;) Little Eris is already planning her future, eh? More redheads to join the house soon enough then  ;D
No more redheads joining the household, sadly.  We only have the one open spot and I've already decided who's filling it.

Eris and Aphrodite are really pretty. I think a diabolical partnership between Set and Aphrodite would be beautiful. Congrats to Promethea for completing her Lifetime Wish  :D
Set and Aphrodite definitely become a duo.  Thanks for the congrats!

Of course the household has its own mummy. That makes perfect sense!  :o
Well, they're very handy.  Every household will wan one.

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The Four Better or Four Worse Challenge: Wishes Granted
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2015, 08:10:29 AM »

Pippin:  With two teens in the house, the adults were offered a free vacation.



Aphrodite:  Party time!
Pippin:  Oh no, a house full of rowdy teens?



Pippin:  Oh.  A house full of age-inappropriate men.  What could possibly go wrong?



Pippin:  Yes.  That could go wrong.



Pippin:  And he gets proof that a pretty young lady let him put his arm around her.
Aphrodite:  Pippin, you know what my lifetime wish is going to be, so you know I need to put things in place for that.
Pippin:  Knowledge does not remove the "wrong" that's happening here.  Where is Eris during all of this?



Eris:  Wardrobe change!



Eris:  Hi, Jeannie!  Can we go to your house to hang out with your rich...I mean...charming brother?
Jeannie:  Umm, sure.
Pippin:  And the adults return with no incidents given that no teen parties happened.  Sigurd, being bored since he's finished his LTW turns his attention to other things.



Aphrodite:  Why do I have to get athletic training?
Set:  Sorry, love, it was your turn.
Aphrodite:  Does anyone else ever have to take a turn?
Set:  Well, we wouldn't want to keep you from getting all of your turns.
Pippin:  And Promethea has also finished het LTW, so she turns her attention toward time travel and the doll house.



Promethea:  Homey, I'm hon!
Pippin:  I don't think that's right.
Promethea:  No, he is!
Creepy Gnome:   So, Apollo, when are you going to marry that pretty little Best girl?



Apollo:  I can't right now, disturbing talking gnome, as we need the empty spot in the household for some reason.
Creepy Gnome:  Can't you still propose even if you can't get married yet?
Apollo:   Well, I...oh.  I could!



Maria:  Of course I'll marry you!
Pippin:  Things are really heating up!



Muse:  That's how fire works!
Pippin : This can't end well.  But speaking of things that happen in the kitchen...



Aphrodite:  Time to start on that lifetime wish!



Aphrodite:  Ummm, maybe after my makeover.



Aphrodite:  Number one,



Aphrodite:  at the theater.



Aphrodite:  Number two,



Aphrodite:  in the photo booth.



Aphrodite:  Number three,



Aphrodite:  in a time machine at the consignment store we bought.



Aphrodite:  Awkward.



Set:  I'm just another number?
Aphrodite:  No, you're the one that matters.



Set:  Nice of the Bests to let us use their house.
Aphrodite:  Well, I may not have actually asked permission, so to speak.
Set:  What becomes of us now?
Aphrodite:  I have one more to go, but then maybe you'd like to move in together?
Set:  Funny.



Aphrodite:  Number five, the final one,



Aphrodite:  in the tree house.
Pippin:  And with that, we have three LTW's down:  Sigurd, Promethea, and now Aphrodite.



Set:  Baby, you're the best!
Aphrodite:  I know.
Pippin:  Muse has mastered painting and is most of the way through sculpting and will knock out inventing through books.  Apollo has started his career.  Eris is still a teen, but has her rich husband selected.  Set suffered an odd glitch on one of our trips to Egypt and was listed as being in a different profession when we returned, so he has had to restart his crime career and is only at level 3 now.  Our eighth member has been proposed to and will join us once the rich husband has filled his role.

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Re: The Four Better or Four Worse Challenge: Wishes Granted
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2015, 11:01:25 AM »
OH! Aphrodite, that screenshot had me in stitches!
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