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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2015, 08:35:19 PM »
@dontmindme you read my mind. Blue slider, red hair. Not making use of the artistic trait seems like laughing in the face of the dynasty gods. I've been planning on combining painting and street art all along. Ella as the next heir is just too good to pass up.

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« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2015, 01:29:07 PM »
The little witches' toddlerhood sped by, and soon it was birthday time again. Egypt became Excitable and Ella became a Daredevil. So far, so good. They had their first taste of solid food.



Ella: See, if we wear our hair the same, the kids at school won't be able to tell us apart. We can play all sorts of tricks.



I had big game trouble this morning. When I opened the file, Andrew had gotten the green square bug. I couldn't click on him, the family couldn't interact with him, and he couldn't wake up. I did everything I could think of and everything I found suggested on this site. The thing that solve it was installing error trap and moving the family to a new house and back. Andrew lost his inventory and job, but everything else was back to normal.

I'm glad this wasn't a Hall of Fame attempt.

Ella doing her favorite thing.



Egypt doing her favorite thing.



No one's favorite. Egypt: Arrrghh. Ella (to herself): Just keep thinking about art.


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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2015, 04:13:14 PM »
I think the hair colour gives away who is who, lol. I miss being able to do homework with another child.
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2015, 10:15:48 AM »
@Malley and @Nettlejuice : All three girls turned out to be quite lovely although they didn't even look related to one another much less like triplets. Egypt and Ella became good friends doing homework together.

Birthday time again. The family is developing quite the backlog of cake.



Now that Ella was a teen, Andrew made the decision that she would be his official heir and explained her dynasty obligations to her. Maybe it's because she's Perceptive, but Ella not only believed her father but also embraced her responsibilities.



She took up street art in addition to her painting. She worked at it so intensely that she became a level 8 rebel and rolled the Neurotic trait.



Became romantically interested in Leslie Needham, a babysitter, and immediately asked to be just friends. He really didn't seem to care.



She reached level 3 in the cemetery job after four shifts and stuck around to decorate the place a little in celebration.



Egypt was excited to not be the heir. She looked forward to moving out on her own someday. She received a multitab for her birthday, and quickly developed her skills. Lisa was happy to let her take over the garden (more time for inappropriate posts).



And everyone was glad that the kitchen sink became unbreakable.



It was soon time for the girls to grow up.
Much hilarity ensued when Egypt declared that she wanted to become a Zombie Master.



Apparently in was only sort of funny when Ella decided to be a Master of the Arts.



Egypt got a quick makeover and ran off to the science facility and got a job. At level 9 gardening, level 8 handiness, and level 7 fishing, she should do well.
Egypt Lumen - final traits: Loves the Outdoors, Easily Impressed, Excitable, Unlucky, Sailor



Ella decided to change her look as well and left to register as a self-employed painter.
Ella Lumen - final traits: Artistic, Slob, Daredevil, Perceptive, Neurotic (rebel influence), Clumsy






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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2015, 10:31:33 AM »
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The family is developing quite the backlog of cake.

Nothing wrong with that!

Both of the spares turned out very pretty and seemed to get some decent traits too :)

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2015, 03:26:43 PM »
Isn't Ella supposed to be the heir, why did she leave?

I wonder what her former boss thought of her graffiti in the cemetery.
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« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2015, 07:22:00 PM »
Ella didn't leave. She just joined the painter career. She left and came right back. In fact neither has moved out at this point. Sorry for the confusion. Egypt will be leaving soon though. Too many bums set on fire, and Andrew seems to panic rather than running to the shower on his own.

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« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2015, 08:42:09 AM »
Egypt reached level 4 of her science job and decided it was time to strike out on her own. She move to 28 Sim Lane, closer to work.

Ella, in the meantime, continued working on her requirements, finally creating her fifth masterpiece mural.



Ella had been keeping an eye out for partner material. She was a very practical girl and hoped she could find someone that would fit into the household. Then she met her grandmother's friend, Sam Sekemoto, and all that went out the window. He was a career criminal and it was hard to track him down. So she waited on his front porch until he showed up and made her move.



Ella invited Sam over on his day off. She knew she was moving a little fast, but asked Sam to marry her as soon as he walked in the door.



Sam was stunned, but he accepted and they were married then and there.



Perhaps, no, probably she should have told Sam about the dynasty before they were married, but he took it well.
Sam: You mean I can quit my job and become a gardener? I've always wanted to have a perfect garden.
Ella: Yes, and we'll have nooboos, probably lots of nooboos! (Way to scare him!). And, oh, have you considered growing out your hair?






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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2015, 08:44:43 AM »
Oh, I see, should have known, lol.

Hooray for Sammy, always felt a little sorry for the poor guy but not enough to get him made over xP I love it when you have one plan in mind then Sims just throw all that out the window.
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« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2015, 05:07:56 PM »
Yes, I was thinking vampire. She was thinking fairy.

So Sam decided if he was going to grow his hair, he was going to groooow it.
Growing a perfect garden is easy when two generations have been perfecting plants. Being a fairy doesn't hurt either.



Sam enjoyed living in the dynasty house. Here he is, searching for some new dance moves.



Sometimes he had too much fun. It's Lisa, now an elder, who is now spending much of her time out and about the town trying to avoid complications. She ran into Egypt at the park. She told Lisa about her boyfriend, Thornton. No one in the family knows him, and he doesn't live with Egypt so everyone is trying to somehow get a glimpse of him.



Then this happened. Fortunately Andrew was the only witness, and Sam immediately thought better of it and asked to be just friends. Persia, I thought I could trust you.



Sometimes the pressure got to be too much for Ella.



But Sam would join her and help soothe her.



Finally, all Ella's requirements were completed, save one.
She took a quick trip to the Bachelor residence.
Ella: You seem like a nice elder vampire. Here take this!
Jocasta: Well, alrighty then.



Generation 3
Ella Lumen - Witch
Artistic, Slob, Daredevil, Perceptive, Neurotic (Rebel Group), Clumsy
LTW: Master of the Arts (incomplete, but doable)

Toddler - Best Friends with both parents, Xylophone and Art books
Child - On Honor Roll, A Pile of Permission Slips opportunity
Teen - On Honor Roll, Level 3 Cemetery job, Romantic Interest - Leslie Needham
Best Friend - Jocasta Bachelor/Vampire
Career Rewards - Painting Skill Certificate, Artist's Painted Ribbon
Unique Opportunities - Commissioned Street Art, Deliver a Painting to France, The Business of Décor
Unique Lifetime Rewards - Extra Creative, Rebel Influence, Flying Vacuum, Eye Candy
Unique Regular Wishes - Own 5 Venues, Master Street Art Skill, Be Worth More than 1,000,000, Master Painting Skill, Reach Level 10 of
                     Painting Career
Unique Skill Challenges - Master Muralist, Precision Sprayer, Always Wanted, Proficient Painter, Master Painter, Brushmaster
Mausoleum Pieces - Wall Murals
Vacation Days - 1 of 21

Ella with her murals and career rewards



Presence: Greetings Ella Lumen.
Ella: I've been expecting you.

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2015, 05:11:55 PM »
Congrats on completing another heir! Poor Ella! Chana, one of the spouses in Rigel Duty, wasn't inappropriate but she had a good sense of humor and would constantly do flirtatious jokes with her hubby's family...so annoying.

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2015, 05:20:06 AM »
Congratulations Ella! It's always funny when the least expected Sim behaves inappropriately, lol.
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« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2015, 10:31:56 AM »
Ella: Sam, remember the other night?
Sam: How could I forget?
Ella: Well, I've been sick in the mornings and I've been thinking a lot about baby bottles, and I'm enjoying this kids' TV way more than I should be.
Sam: Hmm...



And, sure enough, there was a reason for all that.



In no time at all and forever, Ella went into labor.
Sam: Arrrgh!
Ella: Oh relax. (Waddles off to the nursery)





In birth order: Isaac Lumen, a Good, Absent-minded witch.
                      Indio Lumen, a Genius and Good, but unfortunately also a witch.
                      Iris Lumen, an Artisitic, Insane fairy. And our heir. (Oh, good. Lock up the art objects now.)

As babies do, the triplets became toddlers, some faster than others.
Grandpa Andrew took over potty training duties, here with little Indio looking a lot like his daddy.



Sam enjoyed teaching the children to talk. Isaac looks so much like Grandma Lisa.



Walking practice fell to Ella. Iris looks adorably like her mama.



Like her brothers, Iris was given a doll by an obscure relative. Unlike her brothers, she rarely played with it unless prompted to by an unseen presence in her mind.



Note: I was hoping for an Imaginary Friend partner for Iris, but that may not happen. She just really wasn't very interested in the doll. Time will tell.

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2015, 10:48:00 AM »
Interesting that Iris isn't autonomously playing with her doll. Practically every toddler that I've seen never parts with it. Perhaps in the future, she'll be closer with it  :)

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2015, 01:56:53 PM »
An insane Sim who doesn't have a thing for an imaginary friend sounds so... sane.
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« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2015, 06:12:00 PM »
@Malley  and @Nettlejuice , I know! What the hey! The other kids gift their dolls to the oldest non-heir in the family and the doll passes along with the sim. I've really never seen such indifference before.

The toddlers became children and worked on their homework without prompting. Isaac had to be watched though because sometimes he forgot to actually walk into the school.



While the boys became teens, Lisa passed on while out fishing. (so much chaos I forgot to take pictures). Lisa did visit a few days later and the family was reassured.



The boys were mostly good kids and were very close.



Sam was worried about his daughter though. The chaotic household made her mental condition even harder for her. It didn't help that Sam had a compulsion to wake the family up with his bullhorn. He decided, for the sake of his daughter, that he and the boys would move away. He kissed his beloved Ella farewell.



Sam, Indio, and Isaac moved just around the corner to 60 Maywood Lane. Close enough for support, far enough for peace.



Presence: What have you learned, Andrew Lumen?
Andrew: That love alone is not enough. It takes hard work and forgiveness to make a relationship work. And that I will always love and miss my Lisa.




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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2015, 08:32:43 AM »
So heartbreaking that last shot, poor Andrew  :'( Farewell to Sam and the boys. I'm also looking forward to Iris' takeover.
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« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2015, 12:48:34 PM »
It's always sad when a spouse dies. I find myself gasping and putting my hands up to my mouth, just like my sims do.

With the household settled down, Iris found it easier to concentrate on her school work and easily made it onto the honor roll.
Unlike the other heirs, Iris had always heard the Presence. The family thought she was talking to herself, and admittedly sometimes she was, but often she was talking to the Presence.
Iris: What do you want now?
Presence: Just go play with your doll one more time.



Iris: Okay, I'm trying. You can see I'm trying, but this is so boring. Can I just go back and stare at Graduation Rewards?
Presence: Okay, I'm done trying. I'll never ask again.



Iris: This is why I was born with pink wings. I look good!



Of course, the house was not always peaceful.
Ella: So hey, Grandma, how's your day been?
Persia: Can't chat now. Gotta run.



Ella: Hey, Dad. Your bums on fire.
Andrew: Why so it is.



And soon Iris became a teen.
Presence: Just wear whatever you want.
Iris: I intend to.



Iris took gardening like, well like a fairy.



When the Presence suggested that Iris take up the bass, she did. For once, the Presence was right. She loved it!



Iris quickly reached level three in her cemetery job and stopped to harvest a death flower. Gotta plan for the future. The next day, she quit and joined the gardener career. One more day and she was on the honor roll and attended prom where she became romantically interested in Randolph Ibarra, a nice normal sim. Her new Irresistible trait probably help here. Iris was once again ready for cake.


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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2015, 12:53:34 PM »
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Ella: Hey, Dad. Your bums on fire.
Andrew: Why so it is.

That was hilarious. It seriously looked like Andrew was not at all fazed by the fact that his behind was in flames  ;D

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« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2015, 04:43:40 AM »
Two butt fires in one, lol. Ah, so you didn't get an Imaginary Friend for Iris.
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« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2015, 08:57:19 AM »
The butt fires are constant. Poor Andrew must take 4 or 5 showers a day. The Imaginary Friend just didn't happen. I'm hoping the next generation both gets one and loves it.

Iris: Mural, I'll be a young adult tomorrow. You've been around longer than I have, do you have any advice? Mural???



Iris: Yippee, graduation! I just know I'll get more awards to stare at.



Iris got her first opportunity from Sam who really needed some great produce. Thanks, Sam.



Speaking of Sam, Iris saw him while playing her bass at the park. She wasn't sure if he was ranting against TVs or on their behalf.



Ella and Sam do spend time together. It's strange how everywhere Ella goes there are scorched sims.



A little fairy revenge for all the bum fires. It hasn't even slowed her down.


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« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2015, 09:00:17 AM »
That's sweet of Sam to give his daughter an Op. Sounds like Ella's witch powers are unsettling for some Sims, lol.
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« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2015, 02:04:04 PM »
Fortunately, Ella may have developed a new obsession. I hope it helps.



Life goes on in the Lumen house. As Iris works diligently on her piano, Andrew writes masterpieces in the hope of staying away from fire blasts. He's written more than 60 books.



Sam is now an elder. The Lumen homestead is visible out of Sam's back window - that's how close he and their sons are.



Iris invited Randolph over and asked him to be just friends. He wasn't too pleased.



Why would Iris break up with a perfectly nice, normal sim? Hunky, vampire Marty Keaton is why.



A few days later, wasting little time, Iris proposed. She had become Nurturing and hoped to put it to use in the near future. Marty happily accepted.



All Iris's requirements were complete, save one last op. She didn't want to travel, but when requested to visit Egypt to learn senet, she couldn't refuse.



Returning home, Iris reported in and ran right over to Marty's house and sealed the deal.



Generation 4

Iris Lumen
Traits - Artistic, Insane, Unlucky, Irresistible, Nurturing
Lifetime Wish - Greener Gardens (over 50 blooms so far)

Toddler - 3 skills + pegbox and xylophone, best friends with both parents
Child - On honor roll, Ballet Recital Opportunity
Teen - On honor roll, Romantic Interest Randolph Ibarra, Cemetery job level 3

Best Friend - Ezekiel Ibarra/Witch
Career Rewards - Gardening Hero's Trophy, Gardening Skill Certificate
Unique Ops - Absolutely Great Produce, Fixing the Books, Senet Strategy
LTR - Multi-Tasker, Discount Diner, Opportunistic, Super Green Thumb
Unique Wishes - Master Gardening Skill, Earn 5,000 in Bass Tips, Reach L.10 of Gardening Career, Master Bass Skill, Master Piano Skill
Unique Skill Challenges - Money Maker Bass, Master Planter, Botanical Boss, Master Bassist, Master Farmer, Master Pianist
Mausoleum Pieces - Perfect Life Fruit
Travel - One day of 27 available

Iris in the Mausoleum




 

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