Author Topic: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 67- The End!/Heir Recap (Jan 20)-COMPLETE!  (Read 15932 times)

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 60- Biology Lesson (Oct 6)
« Reply #375 on: October 29, 2016, 12:52:51 PM »
Chapter 61- A Few More Photos

We find ourselves once again in the sandbox with some of the Matsuri children. This time, the newly aged up Cerise joined her brother, Saffron, in the sandbox.



So, all of the birthday celebrations have been a blast and I assure you that there will be many, many more. However, there must be the occasional event that is kind of the opposite of a birthday...



They didn't get much screen time, but, alas, it was time for them to go...



As with most spares, Victoria begged Grim to allow her to be in a few more photos.



Grim was unrelenting. And with that, Victoria left the family on the promise of a photo shoot from Grim in his Dragon Valley headquarters the Netherworld.



Victoria's departure meant that another spot in the household opened up. You know what that means!



But, before that, there was a birthday to celebrate! This time, Mauve was celebrating his toddler birthday.





The custom eyes strike again!



With so many kids-and more to come-the house needed some updating. The downstairs bedroom was now designed for the youngest of the children.



The newly designed upstairs would now be the room for the oldest children. Right now, only Azure and Saffron were in the room, but Cerise would be joining them soon enough.



With the death of his wife, Deshawn made sure to weasel his way into as many pictures as possible, while being a helpful family member, of course.





Slate also helped out in teaching Mauve his toddler skills.





Where was Tasha? She was a permanent fixture in the bathroom, so she couldn't help very much.



It all worked out in the end, however, as Mauve learned his toddler skills and was then able to enjoy the rest of his toddler days.



A few days later, it was time for Saffron's teen birthday.









Here is teenage Saffon.



For this birthday, Saffron gained the Ambitious trait. He's been pretty lucky as far as trait rolls go.



With Saffron pretty much grown up and independent, it was time for another nooboo to join the family.



Will it be a boy? A girl? You'll have to wait to find out!

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 61- A Few More Photos (Oct 29)
« Reply #376 on: October 29, 2016, 05:07:48 PM »
Can't wait to see the nooboo!!!  If I'm being honest, I'm hoping for a girl who is a clone of her mama  ;=)



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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 61- A Few More Photos (Oct 29)
« Reply #377 on: November 03, 2016, 05:24:33 PM »
Can't wait to see the nooboo!!!  If I'm being honest, I'm hoping for a girl who is a clone of her mama  ;=)

Wish granted just for you, Pippin  ;D

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 61- A Few More Photos (Oct 29)
« Reply #378 on: November 03, 2016, 05:57:56 PM »
Chapter 62- Change of Plans

We return to the Matsuri family in a familiar state: Tasha received confirmation that she was expecting again. This would be baby number...*quickly counts kids*...five!



Being old pros at having kids by this point, it was business as usual for the time being for Slate and Tasha. Slate worked with Saffron on his grades so that he could start off high school well.



After studying, Saffron thought he'd give the chemistry table a go.



Sleep.
Wake up.
Eat.
Get kids off to school.
Work.
Come home.
Have dinner.
Sleep.
Repeat.

Sleep.
Wake up.
Get kids off to school.
Go into labor.
Panic.

Change of plans. Who knew?



Upon arrival at the hospital, Slate and Tasha ran into a familiar face: Russet!



Russet: Hey, Slate. Hey, Tasha. Fancy meeting you here.



I'm not entirely sure what Russet's been up to since Izzy left the house, but, whatever it was, it probably wasn't good because Russet proceeded to panic about Tasha's labor only after she came out of the hospital with the newest Matsuri, Hunter.



Tasha and Slate returned just in time to see their older children off to the prom.





It was a good thing they came home when they did because the younger two were suddenly without supervision...



Unlike Victoria, Deshawn was okay with his time coming to an end and went with Grim.



And, with Deshawn's passing, the final spot in the house opened up. Why stop at five kids?



Six is far more fun...



Before the last nooboo would be making an appearance, there were some other birthdays to get through first. Cerise was celebrating her teen birthday.





Cerise gained the Supernatural Fan this birthday, adding to her other traits of Bookworm, Heavy Sleeper and Loner.



Right after Cerise, it was time for Hunter to celebrate her birthday.





Finally! We have another nooboo that is not a Slate clone.



You're welcome, Pippin.

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 62- Change of Plans (Nov 3)
« Reply #379 on: November 05, 2016, 02:07:57 PM »
Yay Hunter!!  I'm not saying I have any favorites, but I do and they're Hunter!!!  She's so cute!!  Squeee!!!!
Oh, and another lovely update (he says, calming down from his "fangirling" over Hunter).  I particularly enjoyed the bit about the routine and that abrupt interruption of it for Hunter's birth (Squee!!).

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 62- Change of Plans (Nov 3)
« Reply #380 on: November 28, 2016, 10:57:06 AM »
Everything Pip just said above by infinity times infinity (sorry, I've been watching reruns again lol)

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Only 2 things are infinite... The universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe. *Albert Einstein*

Don't believe all the quotes that have been attributed to me. *Albert Einstein*

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 62- Change of Plans (Nov 3)
« Reply #381 on: December 01, 2016, 05:40:42 PM »
Yay Hunter!!  I'm not saying I have any favorites, but I do and they're Hunter!!!  She's so cute!!  Squeee!!!!
Oh, and another lovely update (he says, calming down from his "fangirling" over Hunter).  I particularly enjoyed the bit about the routine and that abrupt interruption of it for Hunter's birth (Squee!!).

Does she win out over Ebony, your other favorite spare?

Everything Pip just said above by infinity times infinity (sorry, I've been watching reruns again lol)

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Does Hunter rank as one of your favorite spares? I really liked her personally  :)



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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 62- Change of Plans (Nov 3)
« Reply #382 on: December 01, 2016, 06:33:45 PM »
Chapter 63- No Excuses

Hello everyone! I have been MIA over the past month and I blame two things for that: National Novel Writing Month and Pokemon Sun-

Tasha: Really, Watcher? Those are your excuses? That's the  best story you can come up with?
Malley: Yes, that literally is my story. I did 50k words in 29 days. Yay me!
Slate: Part of that word count could have been toward our story, you know. You could have been finished in half the time.
Malley: Point taken.

*Ahem* Anyhoo, here is the long overdue update of the Matsuri's. Let's begin with some Hunter spam.







Such a cutie! Now that Cerise was a teenager, she was going to be moving to the upstairs bedroom with Azure and Saffron. Her bed was moved upstairs.



While I was redecorating, Cerise had some fun of her own.



Of course, Slate reminded her that the fun came after homework was done.



But, when the tutoring was over, it was time for fun and games and it wasn't just Cerise that got to play around. Hunter learned all her toddler skills and got to spend the remainder of her baby days having fun.



Ending his baby days was Mauve. And, did anyone notice anything special about Tasha? Like, her outfit?



Yep, the final Matsuri baby was on the way.









Here is Mauve. He looks a lot like Saffron, in my opinion.





While Cerise gravitated more to the logic skill, Mauve, upon aging up, was more interested in painting.



Shortly after Mauve's birthday, it became time for a birth day.



You'd think after five kids that Slate would be used to this by now. Oh, Sims, how I love you and your logic.





Thankfully, Tasha kept a cool head and drove her husband to the hospital so she could give birth.





While out, Slate ran across a familiar face.



A short time later, Vermillion joined the family. He was born with the Excitable and Athletic traits.



That's all for now. Hopefully it won't be another month before the next installment  ::)

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 63- No Excuses (Dec 1)
« Reply #383 on: December 01, 2016, 07:29:51 PM »
I am holding off on deciding whether or not Hunter is the new favorite until she gets to at least teen.  Ebony tentatively keeps her spot  :=)
Another lovely update and I'm glad you hit your goal for novel month!!  Kudos!

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 63- No Excuses (Dec 1)
« Reply #384 on: December 04, 2016, 01:23:09 AM »
I think that Vermillion it's my favorite now, just for his name.  ;D

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 63- No Excuses (Dec 1)
« Reply #385 on: December 06, 2016, 05:56:08 PM »
That picture of Hunter learning to walk is so adorable. She definitely has favorite potential.

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 63- No Excuses (Dec 1)
« Reply #386 on: December 09, 2016, 12:41:21 PM »
I am holding off on deciding whether or not Hunter is the new favorite until she gets to at least teen.  Ebony tentatively keeps her spot  :=)
Another lovely update and I'm glad you hit your goal for novel month!!  Kudos!

That picture of Hunter learning to walk is so adorable. She definitely has favorite potential.

Honestly, I'm pretty sure she's my favorite spare from this dynasty  ;)

I think that Vermillion it's my favorite now, just for his name.  ;D

His name makes me think of Pokemon  :)

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 63- No Excuses (Dec 1)
« Reply #387 on: December 09, 2016, 12:46:11 PM »
Chapter 64- Family Check Ups

With so many people in the household, things could get kind of crazy. And by crazy, I mean loud and busy. Cerise and Saffron took refuge from the hustle and bustle of the household by getting in some chess time in the garage.



That didn't last for too long though because, not surprisingly, there was practically a birthday every day in the Matsuri house. This time, Vermillion was going from burrito stage to nooboo stage!



Surprisingly, Azure brought her youngest sibling up to the cake. Majority of the time, that fell to Tasha, so it was nice to see Azure stepping up and into her role as the final heiress.







And...the cuteness! Vermillion looks a lot like his sister, Hunter. The orangey color really works for this little cutie.



While the older kids were off doing their own things, Tasha began working with Vermillion on his toddler skills. It was kind of bittersweet knowing that this was the last nooboo of this dynasty :(





Slate was sure to jump in on the action too.







With Vermillion's work on his skills, the family seems to have caught a skilling fever. Azure worked on her supermax of writing. Saffron practiced his guitar and logic skills. Cerise, despite not really being an outgoing people person, rolled a wish to learn charisma.





Mauve checked in with his big sister to see how her novel was coming along.

Mauve: There should be dinosaurs! Oh, and mummies! Maybe some ninjas! Definitely cows.
Azure: In a romance novel?



Tasha and Slate were invited to a party by Crystal. I made sure they accepted the invitation because I really wanted to see how things were going with the couple. Specifically, I wanted to see their nooboo. Yes, I made sure to have Junior and Crystal try for baby before Junior left the household :)



The result was this adorable little girl! What's her name? Not a clue. I don't have access to my notes as I'm typing this XD



Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Probably. In this case, this family must be sick and tired of cake. Alas, it was time for another birthday and, thus, more cake.



This time, Azure would be celebrating her young adult birthday.







Here is young adult Azure.



I have no idea what her final trait was, since I'm not anywhere near my notes (they're under my couch in a folder at home and I'm...someplace else entirely). But I do know that her Lifetime Wish is to become a Professional Author.



Speaking of which, spending her teen years glued to the computer really benefited Azure.



A few hours in to her young adult years and she completed her lifetime wish.



Thank goodness. That was one less thing left for Azure to do to bring this dynasty to a close. We can see the finish line now!

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 64- Family Check-ups (Dec 9)
« Reply #388 on: December 09, 2016, 07:00:47 PM »
It's amazing that being the tenth heir, Azure isn't exactly a pudding face. She's beautiful.

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 64- Family Check-ups (Dec 9)
« Reply #389 on: December 09, 2016, 07:04:47 PM »
Wow, you're doing an awesome job!  Someday I'll do this well (I hope).
That family's lovely, and that includes the girl whose name you forget  :=)
Of course, I wanted more Hunter shots, but that's okay.  It was still a great update  ;=)

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 64- Family Check-ups (Dec 9)
« Reply #390 on: December 17, 2016, 03:24:49 PM »
It's amazing that being the tenth heir, Azure isn't exactly a pudding face. She's beautiful.

She doesn't have the unique looks like some of the previous heirs did, but she still turned out quite lovely.

Wow, you're doing an awesome job!  Someday I'll do this well (I hope).
That family's lovely, and that includes the girl whose name you forget  :=)
Of course, I wanted more Hunter shots, but that's okay.  It was still a great update  ;=)

Apparently, her name isn't even in my notes...fail... :P

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 64- Family Check-ups (Dec 9)
« Reply #391 on: December 17, 2016, 03:41:21 PM »
Chapter 65: The Birthday Update

Yeah, so this update is mostly going to be about birthdays, so let's just jump straight into, shall we? First up, Hunter was celebrating her child birthday.





Here is child Hunter.





Like her older siblings, she liked to get away from the noisy household and play some chess in the garage.



Back inside, Saffron was rocking out on his guitar...



...when he realized that it was also his birthday!







Saffron's traits were Family Oriented, Virtuoso, Perceptive, Ambitious  and Star Quality. His lifetime wish was to become a Hit Movie Composer.



He turned out to be a nice looking guy :)



I wasn't kidding when I said this was going to be an update all about birthdays. Mauve joined his sister and brother in the festivities.



He didn't seem that excited about it, though...







Here is teenage Mauve.



Not sure how many traits I listed for Mauve, so I'll just give them all again up to this point: Clumsy, Artistic, Friendly and Hates the Outdoors.



Mauve had always been more inclined to the arts and that did not change upon aging up into a teen.



A few days into his adulthood, Saffron maxed out the guitar skill. With his ambitious trait, he got extra lifetime happiness points.



Despite coming from such a large family with traits of all kinds, it was nice to see that the kids all got along together. Saffron and Hunter spent some time hanging out in the garage over a friendly game of chess. Saffron told his little sister about his musical accomplishments.



Guess what? Yet another birthday!





The last toddler in the dynasty had become a child!



Here is child Vermillion. His traits are Excitable, Athletic and Photographer's Eye.





Whew! That was seriously a ton of birthdays. Looking at my pictures for this dynasty, it appears we are only a few updates away from finishing! Can't believe we're almost there :)

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 65- The Birthday Update (Dec 17)
« Reply #392 on: December 19, 2016, 07:34:28 AM »
Wow, that's a crazy amount of birthdays!  A really lovely group of kiddos there (though Hunter is obviously the loveliest).    ;=)

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 65- The Birthday Update (Dec 17)
« Reply #393 on: December 20, 2016, 09:34:00 AM »
Those kids have some seriously gorgeous eyes. I like how Mauve color coordinates with that freezer bunny shirt.

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 65- The Birthday Update (Dec 17)
« Reply #394 on: December 30, 2016, 01:21:54 PM »
Mauve has this melancholy look that makes me want to hug him. Maybe it's the eyes on the screenshot that makes him look sad.

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 65- The Birthday Update (Dec 17)
« Reply #395 on: January 14, 2017, 03:06:34 PM »
Wow, that's a crazy amount of birthdays!  A really lovely group of kiddos there (though Hunter is obviously the loveliest).    ;=)

The birthdays seemed never ending in this household.

Those kids have some seriously gorgeous eyes. I like how Mauve color coordinates with that freezer bunny shirt.

Mauve has this melancholy look that makes me want to hug him. Maybe it's the eyes on the screenshot that makes him look sad.

Mauve's color scheme works really well for him. He looks a lot like Slate too.

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 65- The Birthday Update (Dec 17)
« Reply #396 on: January 14, 2017, 03:15:24 PM »
Chapter 66- World Traveller

With the last toddler of the dynasty reaching the child stage, the downstairs bedroom was redecorated once again. Mauve, Hunter and Vermillion would be sharing the downstairs bedroom while Azure, Saffron and Cerise would continue to reside in the upstairs bedroom.



Yeah, so, having played this dynasty some time ago, I occasionally come across the photo of some event that I don't remember happening. Like Azure's entire trip to France.

Azure: This is why I became a writer, Watcher. You're helpless without my notes.
Malley: I'd like to give a snarky retort, but it's totally true...







Based on the photos, I think that Azure had some sort of opportunity that took her to France. Once that was out of the way, she played the role of world traveller and spent the rest of her vacation exploring tombs and ruins.











Stating practically no one in this dynasty travelled, the max amount of days Azure had in Champs Les Sims was three, so her vacation was over quite quickly. Back at home, Slate chatted with Mauve, making me realize just how strong his genetics are. They are practically twins, save for the teen-adult height difference.



Speaking of Mauve, he brought a friend home from school one day. Yep, that is Junior and Crystal's daughter. She's now a teenager and I still don't know her name. Yay me!



Prom time rolled around for the teens in the household again, with Cerise and Mauve attending this time around. And, to keep the streak alive, the siblings were selected as prom queen and king respectively.



Cerise dressed up while Mauve decided to just forego the traditional tux and wear his regular clothes to the dance.



It was soon time for Cerise to celebrate her young adult birthday.







Here is young adult Cerise.



Her final traits were Bookworm, Heavy Sleeper, Loner, Supernatural Fan and Proper and her lifetime wish was to become a Star News Anchor.



We weren't done with birthdays yet! Poor Hunter missed out on prom by only a couple of days when she had her teen birthday shortly after Cerise's young adult celebration.







Here is teenage Hunter.



For this birthday, she gained the Natural Born Performer trait.



So many birthdays XD

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 66- World Traveller (Jan 14)
« Reply #397 on: January 14, 2017, 08:41:20 PM »
Look at Hunter's big, beautiful, blue eyes!  I mean, lovely update!
If I had a nickel for every time I looked at my screenshots and didn't know what was actually happening, I'd have a good start on my retirement fund!  I appreciated how honest you were about it and I'll bet most of your readers have had that moment as well ;=)

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 66- World Traveller (Jan 14)
« Reply #398 on: January 20, 2017, 04:49:32 PM »
Look at Hunter's big, beautiful, blue eyes!  I mean, lovely update!
If I had a nickel for every time I looked at my screenshots and didn't know what was actually happening, I'd have a good start on my retirement fund!  I appreciated how honest you were about it and I'll bet most of your readers have had that moment as well ;=)

That's also probably what I get for finishing up the dynasty so far ahead of time  ::)

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Re: Third Time's the Charm: Chapter 66- World Traveller (Jan 14)
« Reply #399 on: January 20, 2017, 05:26:49 PM »
Chapter 67: The End!

It's been a long journey for the Matsuri family and it's amazing to think that it was about to come to a close. Azure was finishing up her writing skill challenges when it came time for her adult birthday, one of her last requirements.







She opted for a no-fuss birthday celebration, as she planned to finish up the rest of her work as soon as the sparkles settled.





Within a few days, Azure was finished!



The Tenth Heir

Name: Azure Matsuri-Velazquez
Born: Week 75, Day 1
Traits: Couch Potato, Genius, Bookworm, Perfectionist, Family Oriented
House: 51 Paradise Road
Lifetime Wish: Professional Author
Career: Writer
Supermax: Writing
Honor Roll:
                Child: Complete
                Teen: Complete
Building: Matsuri-Sosa Velazquez Warehouse
Property: Matsuri-Velazquez Cemetery
Tombstone: Victoria Velazquez, age 93
10 Black Ops:

1) The Writing Club
2) Book Donation
3) Add a Little Drama
4) Deliver a Book to France
5) A Trivial Affair
6) The Search Begins
7) In Need of Nectar
8 )The Glory of Vaudeville
9) A History of One
10) To Boldly Go

10 NPC Friends:

1) Chadd E. (Magician)
2) Kendall P. (Babysitter)
3) Wilson N. (Mailman)
4) Alfonso C. (Newspaper Deliverer)
5) Nolan J. (Maid)
6) Jamie A. (University Mascot)
7) Leonel L. (Pizza Delivery)
8 )Elmer M. (Acrobat)
9) Earnest M. (Singer)
10) Siddhartha M. (Tattoo Artist)

10 Best Friends:

1) Slate Matsuri
2) Saffron Matsuri
3) Cerise Matsuri
4) Deshawn Benavidez
5) Kimberlee Solis
6) Alyssa Powers
7) Mauve Matsuri
8 )Hunter Matsuri
9) Vermillion Matsuri
10) Selena Buckley

Items Added to Collection: Books
Collection Worth: $5844
Completed: Week 82, Day 6


A recap of the heirs/heiresses will be coming shortly!

 

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