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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2015, 05:35:30 PM »
Hunky vampire original townie spawn instantly trumps nice, normal sim any day  ;)

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2015, 08:31:12 AM »
Still love this challenge just for the chance to get original townies in. Congratulations, Iris.
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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2015, 10:11:05 AM »
@ Malley @Nettlejuice , I don't think I'm going to be so lucky with werewolves, but I will try. Marty (one of my cats is named Marty) was still 42 days to elder. His traits: Neurotic, Great Kisser, Loves the Outdoors, Athletic, and Friendly. He wants to be a Super-Star Athlete. He was at level 3 in the sports career with the Vampire, Arlo Bunch, as his boss. Welcome to the family.

Persia gave the newlyweds special elixirs to drink.



Iris: I think I heard chimes.
Marty: I've been around long enough to know what that means. Oh, and I wish to have a child with you.



Iris: Grandpa, I'm pregnant and my clothes not only match each other but my wings too. It kinda scares me. Like yetis.
Andrew: I've been worried about yetis since I was a kid and watched this Kidzone. You said something about clothes?



Soon two cribs were filled in the nursery.



First born, Oscar Lumen, a Brave, Eccentric Vampire.



Next up, Onyx Lumen, a Friendly, Insane Vampire. Ah, how sweet a trait from each parent.



And cue the theme from Rocky.





Skilling was quick and the vampboos are not only best friends with both parents, but good friends with Andrew and friends with the rest of the adults. Probably because they have no special dolls to distract them. Come on Uncle Riley, you're killing me here!


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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #53 on: May 18, 2015, 12:25:08 PM »
I vote Onyx for the next heir, those traits are fabulous.
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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2015, 02:22:02 PM »
Both kids are too cute :) Oscar has some awesome traits, so I think my vote goes to him.

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2015, 07:09:47 PM »
This is a dictatorship, not a democracy, Hehe. Although Friendly and Insane are awesome traits, Brave and Eccentric fit better with my OCD plans. I'll try to post their childhood years tomorrow morning, but I'm leaving in the afternoon for almost a week to help my daughter move back to this side of the state. She'll only be about 2 hrs away as opposed to 5+ hrs, and no mountain range in between.
I'll probably check in from time to time, but I won't have much time to play.

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2015, 09:18:23 AM »
It was time for the toddlers to become children.
Oscar developed a Good Sense of Humor.



And Onyx became suddenly afraid of water.



After Oscar grew some hair, a lot of hair, his mother called him over for a chat. She explained the dynasty to him. He took it well, but asked if they had a spreadsheet of everyone's accomplishments. Iris told him that it was on the computer, but that he wasn't allowed to use it until he was an adult.
Iris: We don't want any sudden leaps in logic. If you have any questions ask Andrew, he has a laptop.



Oscar decided to try cooking to see if he liked.
Oscar: Fun, but maybe not that useful to a vampire. We'll see.



Onyx, on the other hand, carried on with the fine family tradition of staring at certificates.



The boys did their homework together, rapidly. They became good friends and both got on the honor roll.



Oscar was always kind to Onyx. He knew life wouldn't always be easy for his brother, but he sure was a lot of fun!



Coming out of the theater, Oscar met a nice non-elder werewolf, Adria Dickens, and showed her his best plié.



He could tell she was impressed. Hah! Instant best friends. Planning, always planning.



It was time for Onyx to become a teen. He and Marty would be moving next door. They needed a calmer life for Onyx's sake.





Ella got word that Sam was getting old and might not live much longer. She tried to visit him, but he was never home. She searched all over town, but never got a chance to see him one last time.

Presence: What have you learned, Ella Lumen?
Ella: That sacrifices must sometimes be made to give your children the best chance in life. Sam knew that too. For that, and so much more, I will love him and miss him forever.




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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #57 on: May 20, 2015, 05:50:35 AM »
The spares have it hard, nothing but boredom, lol. Yikes, Sam's already gone, poor Ella.
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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2015, 06:22:09 PM »
Back from moving my daughter and thinking "Why did I take that screen shot?" Ah, well, time for Oscar to become a teen.



As soon as he grew some hair, Oscar got a job at the cemetery. He stayed to practice his piano.



Thankfully, he reached level 3 in his job quickly. He quit immediately as he had so much else to check off on that spreadsheet in his head.



He invited Rita Ellis, a friend from school, over. Poor girl never knew what hit her. One moment it was all hearts and sweetness.



The next it was "Let's be just friends."
Rita: "Somebody around here has issues."
Oh, Rita, if you only knew.



Having made an enormous amount in tips playing the piano, Oscar turned his attention to the drums.



Oscar was soon ready for young adulthood.



Time to grow some hair again.






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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2015, 08:29:29 AM »
LOL, poor Oscar, doomed to forever age up bald.

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« Reply #60 on: May 27, 2015, 12:36:45 PM »
Really! He needs some hair on that bald, vampire head!

The next day Oscar graduated valedictorian and was voted Most Likely to Offend Others (his last two traits are Inappropriate and Loner). I think the whole family deserves this award excepting Andrew who is incredibly sweet.



Oscar immediately visited the Science facility where he joined the Ghost Hunter profession.



His first night on the job was mostly capturing stray spirits, Easy work for a Brave vampire.



The next night he helped out his father by capturing poltergeists that were possessing his furniture, Marty needs that TV for his work-outs.



Dealing with actual ghosts was trickier. That was one tough old lady ghost.



Before long Oscar had reached the top of his career and was awarded the key to the city by the mayor who inexplicably wanted to discuss bandaids.



Oscar had been thinking about Adria Dickens, the werewolf he had met. They hadn't seen her for a long time, but whenever he felt lonely, Oscar called her on his phone for a chat. She had been very kind to a little vampire boy once and he always remembered that. He invited her over, used sunscreen, and met her at the waterslide, where all guests go. Despite her werewolfiness, or perhaps because of it, there was an immediate attraction.



He explained the Dynasty to Adria and she was fine with it. So fine that when Oscar proposed she instantly accepted.




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« Reply #62 on: May 27, 2015, 06:12:21 PM »
@Malley, Well, that was definitely my attraction.

When Oscar became a young adult, he finally got to work on his logic skill. He was particularly fascinated by chemistry, explosions and all. Although Oscar was a fast learner, he was not a lightning fast learner like many vampires, even at night.



When he reached level 10, he shared his knowledge with the rest of the family. Andrew, who had never even used the pegbox, was especially grateful.



Oscar remembered enjoying cooking as a child and took it up again. It reminded him of chemistry only with just a few burned fingers. He sort of missed the explosions. He just might try it for a career at some point.



All Oscar's requirements were complete. save two. He found Edna Prater at the library.
Edna: Well, aren't you an attractive young vampire.



Oscar: Er, um, okay. You seem like a nice elderly werewolf. I think we could be best friends.



Oscar: See, I was right.

Then, the very last Lifetime Reward, Immortal.

Generation Five

Oscar Lumen/Vampire - Brave, Eccentric, Good Sense of Humor, Inappropriate, Loner
Lifetime Wish - Paranormal Profiteer

Toddler - All skills plus xylophone and pegbox, best friend with both parents
Child - On the honor roll, Ballet Recital Opportunity
Teen - On the honor roll, Romantic Interest - Rita Ellis, L. 3 Cemetery job

Best Friend - Edna Prater/Werewolf
Career Rewards - Ghost Hunter's Spirit Medal, Spooky Trophy
Unique Opportunities - Logic 101, Best. Haunted. House. Ever., Spooky Props
Lifetime Rewards - Change of Taste, Inappropriate but in a Good Way, Never Dull, Immortal
Unique Wishes - Earn 5,000 from Piano, Earn 5,000 from Drums, Master Logic Skill, Discover All Potions, Learn All Recipes
Skill Challenges - Money Maker-Piano, Money Maker-Drums, Master Chemist, Skill Professor, Menu Maven, Star Chef
Mausoleum Pieces - Potions
Travel - 0 out of 33 possible

Oscar in the Mausoleum



Oscar: I'm ready, at least I hope I am.
Presence: Well done. Now take a deep breath....

Note: I've checked for typos, but my arthritis is acting up today. Not much pain, but a lot of stiffness and fumbliness (that's a word, sure it is). Let me know if there are mistakes so I can correct them.


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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #63 on: May 27, 2015, 06:18:29 PM »
Everything seemed good from this end, KRae  ;D Congrats on another completed heir!

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #64 on: May 27, 2015, 06:46:41 PM »
Congratulations Krae on immortal 5.

I was wondering: In the second picture of your most recent update (the one where Oscar is tutoring Andrew) what is that sim (Ella, I think) doing in the background? It almost looks as though she's doing an impersonation of a monkey, but is she actually dancing?

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2015, 09:28:20 PM »
@Malley, Thanks for checking!
@Deklitch, That's Iris, the fairy, doing the Smussle. Impersonation of a monkey sounds about right.

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #66 on: May 28, 2015, 07:09:02 AM »
Congrats Oscar! No more baldness for him, I hope, lol.
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« Reply #67 on: May 28, 2015, 09:42:34 AM »
@Nettlejuice , You're right, being Immortal should save his hair, unless something goes horribly wrong somehow.

Oscar immediately set out for Adria's house.
Oscar: It's 8pm, if we hurry we can be married and start a family before midnight.
Adria: Um, Okay!



And so they did.



Adria Loves the Outdoors and we may have discovered her real reason for joining the family so readily.



It was only fitting that she should discover her pregnancy here.



I'm not sure why Adria decided to do this, but the family was shocked.



They got over it and queued up to meet the nooboo.



Iris: Hello, Grandboo. We have lots of great certificates and awards for you to stare at. Grandma loves you already.



Just before Adria was due to go into labor, everyone but the expectant parents was sent off for spa packages. The babies were born peacefully at home. Meet Upton Lumen, Friendly and Artistic and Ulysses Lumen, Clumsy and Easily Impressed. Unfortunately both are vampires. The seed is strong.


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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #68 on: May 28, 2015, 11:06:41 AM »
Finally caught up with this one. Yay, Oscar! I'm always so scared to use vampires because of their learning glitches and the fact that my sims don't pop Master _ wishes until the last second so anyone who uses vamps is really brave in my opinion. Boo two vampire babies. Well, there's always next time. Can't wait to see the next generation.

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« Reply #69 on: May 28, 2015, 06:05:18 PM »
@dontmindme , Oscar was very cooperative. I saved two 5K in tips wishes for him, and at L. 10 in Logic they always wish to discover all the potions. The same thing seems to hold true for cooking. At level 9 they wish to learn all the recipes (if they haven't already). He also wished to max logic and cooking and marry Adria. Very unvampiric of him, but much appreciated.

Upton was a problem child. No matter which crib or where it was placed. He wouldn't stay put. The adults kept trying though. And trying and trying. Time for an early age up.
That's Upton next to the toilet.



Ulysses went first.



Followed by Upton. He not longer avoided cribs, but sleepy adults kept putting the boys to bed when they weren't ready. From now on we'll be raising floor babies.



Of course this time Auntie Francine sent the twins special dolls, and, of course, they loved them.



The very next day the boys became children. Ulysses became Rebellious.



And Upton became Unlucky. Big shock there.



Post party, the family all gathered in the basement for some reason to discuss comic books and berate each others ignorance, like you do. Except for Adria who was using the waterslide.



The next day after school the twins became teens. Ulysses became Perceptive.



While Upton is now a Diva.



The next day was Saturday, so the twins never went to secondary school.
Instead Ulysses became a Loser.



And Upton a Loner.



They moved out together to Sam's old house around the corner. Sorry guys. We needed the space. At least they both completed the Living in the Lap of Luxury LTW so they're Hardly Hungry and have Steel Bladders. It was the best I could do.

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #70 on: May 28, 2015, 07:07:45 PM »
Well, here's hoping that next time Adria gives birth to a pair of little wolves. (or at least one wolf) :)

And a shame about the friendships with imaginary friend dolls with offspring that can't be targeted as heirs

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #71 on: May 29, 2015, 09:44:18 AM »
I am laughing too hard at the party and poor Upton's misfortunes.
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« Reply #72 on: May 29, 2015, 12:24:27 PM »
@Deklitch , Things do get better. @Nettlejuice , I keep expecting a notification that Upton has died horribly. At least Unlucky should help there.

With the boys gone, there was room in the house. Oscar and Adria drank a toast to tiny wolves.



And after a really boring pregnancy (yaddayaddayadda), we have mixed gender floor twins.



Introducing Usher Lumen, an Evil, Artistic Vampire (born with the Fiendishly Delighted Moodlet)



And Utah Lumen, Clumsy and Absent-Minded, and a Werewolf!



An unnamed mysterious friend gave the children special dolls.

Usher loved his so much that he tried to turn it.



Utah played with hers until she was exhausted. It has the incredibly masculine name, Snuggles.



Oscar: Someday you may have to get a job.
Utah: Why, no one else around here seems to.



One last skill....



Look out world! Here comes Utah Lumen!





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« Reply #73 on: May 29, 2015, 12:29:30 PM »
Just a short interlude here we'll call "All in a Witches Day Work".









The only thing that save Adria that day was the stir-crazy moodlet (a day at the nectary) and putting Ella to bed early.

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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #74 on: May 30, 2015, 05:48:54 AM »
Wow, so many butt fires, lol. Welcome to the nooboo and finally an heir, wereboos are so adorable.
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