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« Reply #75 on: May 30, 2015, 10:00:38 AM »
@Nettlejuice , I'm just happy she's left the love charms alone.

Time for cake! First Usher...



Then our sweet little Utah.



The children ate their cake and quickly planned their clothes and hair for their first day of school. It would be a busy one for Utah as she would have ballet straight after.
Her first day of ballet, Utah was offered an opportunity to try out for lead dancer. She of course won the role and was awarded a lttle ballet slipper sculpture.



Life was not just about requirements. There was time for play.



Sometimes it was about the whole family being in one room just enjoying each other's company. No one scorched, no one on fire.



And there was time to become best friends with one's favorite toy.



Presence: Okay Sweetie, just remember to actually walk through the door and you'll make the honor roll today.
Utah: Got it! You know, you don't actually have to follow me everywhere.
Presence: Yes I do.



Marty has passed on.
Presence: What have you learned, Iris Lumen.
Iris: That living forever is empty without the ones you love, but with the support of my family, I will go on.


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« Reply #76 on: May 31, 2015, 06:46:58 AM »
I love that shot of everyone together, doesn't look chaotic at all.
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« Reply #77 on: May 31, 2015, 09:55:33 AM »
@Nettlejuice , It was one of those times where everyone was free-range, no interference from me. You may have noticed that Oscar has joined the culinary career. One generation will have the nice fridge anyway.

Time for Usher's birthday.



After much foot stamping and complaining, everyone ate cake. By then they were all exhausted so Utah waited until morning for her celebration.



While Usher went to school, Utah went to the cemetery and signed-up for a job. She stayed and went on her first real hunt.
(Note: I carefully saved the collection challenges for my werewolf.)



With a little reminding, Utah always completed her homework. Snuggles was a bit distracting, though. She somehow found him oddly attractive.



Snuggles found Utah upsetting at times as well.



It was at about this time that Usher became a young adult and moved out with his mother to 442 Skyborough Blvd. His final traits were Artistic, Evil, Ambitious, Irresistible, and Charismatic. He got a job in business.





He did come back for frequent, prolonged visits.



On Saturday, Utah invited a babysitter friend from school over. Poor Duane Loyd never new what hit him. Utah had become quite Flirty. Well, this is a bit awkward.



And another heart is broken by a Lumen heir. Sorry, kid.



Utah drank Persia's potent bliss and left early for work everyday. She reached level 3 in her cemetery job sooner than expected. She quit work at once. No job that required you to be barefoot on a cold stone floor was worth keeping.



Besides, she had another career in mind.









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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #79 on: May 31, 2015, 11:37:13 AM »
Wow, Utah grew up pretty! She's the first sim I like for that hairstyle. Collection skills and nectar-making skills, good luck, girl, you are going to need it (but I'm sure Snuggles will help her through it in whatever capacity she decides)!

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« Reply #80 on: June 01, 2015, 04:50:12 AM »
Oh, Snuggles, I bet he was afraid she'd shred him to pieces as a werewolf?
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« Reply #81 on: June 01, 2015, 10:39:42 AM »
@Malley, Except for the lack of shoes, she looks pretty cute, but inappropriate for her place of employment. Perhaps that's why she got heckled from time to time on the job by visitors.
@dontmindme , Collecting is easy for werewolves. She went out on the weekend as a child and got the basics and once her wolf skills were high enough, filling in the blanks was easy. I only planned on using 3 nectar skill challenges leaving Vizard of Vine off the table so not so scary.
@Nettlejuice , I always sent her outside to transform, of course, Snuggles just had to follow.

Everything was in place for Utah's next birthday. She gained the Gatherer trait (what?? something useful??) And decided becoming an Alchemy Artisan was her unenthusiastic best option.



After a quick trip to the mirror and dresser, she took a special potion to her special friend.



Not bad, but go change your clothes. They're scorching my retinas.
Snuggles Lumen: Sailor, Absent-Minded, Clumsy, Heavy Sleeper, Angler and he wants a perfect aquarium...we'll see (my kids always said that means forget about it). He has a level 5 in handiness and wants to be a scientist. Go for it, Snuggles.



The next day Utah graduated Valedictorian and was voted Most Popular. Snuggles graduated with Merit and was voted Most Likely to Burn Down Their Own House. Snuggles and Utah discussed it, and decided all the times she took him to school in her backpack must have counted as attendance.



Their relationship developed quickly.





Very quickly.



One more butterfly and you can lay off the hunting.
Utah: Good, when I transform I get my age up hair.



Utah and Snuggles enjoy fishing together. They're both tearing through the fishing levels.



Utah: How many bottles to go?
About 150 for your 500 wish. If you would just wish to marry Snuggles, you could quit now.
Utah: Apparently that's not going to happen. I'm Flirty.
Keep cranking then.



Just one more thing.
Utah: Hello, Derick Fitzpatrick, you elder witch you. You're my best friend whether you like it or not.
Derick: Okie Dokie.



Generation Six

Utah Lumen-Werewolf
Clumsy, Absent-Minded, Eccentric, Flirty, Gatherer  LTW - Alchemy Artisan (sorry probably not going to happen)

Toddler - Best Friends with both parents, learned all toddler skills plus Xylophone and Pegbox
Child - On the honor roll, completed the Quest for the Lead opportunity
Teen - On the honor roll, Level 3 Cemetery worker, Romantic Interest - Duane Loyd

Best Friend - Derick Fitzpatrick
Career Rewards - Nectar Maker's Symbol of Honor, Nectar Making Skill Certificate
Unique Opportunities - Fresh Fish, Funny Looking Fish, Fishing for Suits
Lifetime Rewards - Professional Slacker, Office Hero, Nerd Influence, Alpha Wolf
Unique 5K Wishes - Master Nectar Making Skill, Reach Level 10 Nectar Maker Career, Make Nectar Worth 250, Master Fishing Skill,
                             Make 500 Bottles of Nectar
Unique Skill Challenges - Gem Collector, Metal Collector, Mix Master, Butterfly Collector, Nectar Master, Flavorful Feet
Mausoleum Piece - Bottles of Nectar
Travel - 0 of 40 possible

Utah in the Mausoleum



Utah: I did everything you asked.
Presence: Well done, Utah Lumen. Time to get married and have a child.
Utah: Well, maybe not in that order.






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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #82 on: June 01, 2015, 01:52:36 PM »
I guess that did count as attendance for Snuggles, lol. Congrats on yet another heir! Six down, one to go!!  ;D

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« Reply #83 on: June 01, 2015, 05:38:14 PM »
@Malley, Things may not be so easy.

Utah and Snuggles tried for baby right away.



The next day Andrew insisted on telling Utah about the recipes he saw on "Cooking with Kelp".



Blurrgh



Maybe it wasn't the recipes.



Utah told Snuggles about the coming baby right away.



Snuggles wanted to get married immediately. He'd been wishing to for a long time. Utah went along to make him happy.



Soon the nooboo arrived. Meet Yuri Lumen who Loves the Outdoors and is a Heavy Sleeper. Too bad he's also a werewolf.



Aging up spam.
Child trait added - Easily Impressed



Teen trait - Can't Stand Art



YA trait added - None. I don't mean that the trait didn't stick. I mean that he wasn't even offered one. Time to shut down and clear caches. He did complete Living in the Lap of Luxury, got a job in business, and moved to 72 Water Lily Lane.




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« Reply #84 on: June 01, 2015, 06:02:16 PM »
Isn't that always how things go in a life states dynasty? Instead of getting spares when there's plenty of room in the house, all of the spares are instead born in the later generations when there's no room  ::)

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« Reply #85 on: June 02, 2015, 06:29:39 AM »
Congrats Utah! Oh, I hope you get an heir soon unlike poor Malley, lol.
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« Reply #86 on: June 02, 2015, 12:00:48 PM »
@Malley @Nettlejuice , Thanks for reading and commenting. It keeps me motivated.

Later that day, with Utah's assistance, Snuggles completed his lifetime wish. Oscar seems awfully excited about it.



I guess he needs to find enjoyment where he can, as he puts up with a lot of this.



In the late evening, chimes once again rang out in the Lumen household.



Perhaps a midnight fishing date at the graveyard will bring luck.



While Utah was in labor, Snuggles was busy aging to Adult. Who needs a mid-life crisis when you have a sweet little bundle to cuddle.



Presenting Yvette Lumen, a Good, Clumsy Imaginary Friend!



Andrew took over and had her potty trained in no time.



It was Snuggles' day off so he used the time to teach Yvette to talk.
Snuggles: Amazingly enough, no one in this family has a bit of interest in athletics. Maybe you might.



They were best friends in no time.



Utah was already best friends with her daughter when she taught her to walk. All was in place for Yvette to become a child.



Adria has passed on.
Presence: Oscar Lumen, what have you learned.
Oscar: That sims as different as vampires and werewolves can find love and build a life together. And that I will always miss her.


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Re: Lighting the Path - A Life States Dynasty
« Reply #87 on: June 02, 2015, 02:15:10 PM »
Yvette is so cute! And yes, Nettlejuice is right, I totally understand about getting several spares at the most inopportune time. Lol

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« Reply #88 on: June 02, 2015, 06:51:23 PM »
I have a cousin called Yvette, as far as I know, her hair isn't blue, however and her parents aren't a werewolf and an imaginary friend. Your Yvette is very pretty.

How many of the spouses are still alive? Are there many/any of the spares still alive?


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« Reply #89 on: June 03, 2015, 05:22:01 AM »
Poor Oscar getting slapped and losing his love. Welcome Yvette, she's a cutie.
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« Reply #90 on: June 03, 2015, 12:49:24 PM »
@Malley  I think I've been pretty fortunate not to have many repeated attempts to get an heir.
@Nettlejuice  Poor Oscar's had it pretty rough. Ella keeps wanting to cast sunlight charms on him.
@Deklitch  Snuggles is the only dynasty spouse left alive. He has 8 days to elder. All the letter A, E, and I spares have died. Onyx being a vampire is going strong. He's a consignment specialist and had an elder girlfriend for a while. Upton is a kitchen scullion, Ulysses a stylist, and Usher hasn't progressed beyond coffee courier, same for Yuri. Amazingly, Christopher Steel is an elder vampire and still invites Persia to his parties. As far as I know, he's the only original townie left.

Birthday cake!
Yvette: Stop laughing. I can fix this.



Yvette is now Eccentric.



Yvette started using her birthday present right away. Her childhood has been smooth and rather uneventful. She's made level 6 in Inventing with no butt fires.



So, Stinky Bugs complete, mausoleum pieces complete, one 5k+ wish complete.
Yvette: I'll be on the honor roll tomorrow. I'll be a teen soon so I'm practicing.




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« Reply #92 on: June 04, 2015, 05:56:47 PM »
@Malley   So far Yvette has been a dream to work with.

Birthday time once again
Yvette: Stop laughing. I haven't stretched out all the way yet.



Yvette gained the Perceptive trait.



Yvette ran upstairs to the computer and signed up for the cemetery job.



She decided to take the Uni prep test even though risking the dynasty by actually attending probably wasn't going to happen. 18 credits!



Time to put Ella's destructive tendencies to good use.



Yvette unclogged a few toilets and took off for her first nights work...once again barefoot.



Yvette's school chum, Ericka Seal, comes home with her after school quite often. They do their homework together, and Yvette leaves for work. Ericka is always there when she returns. In fact, at 3:30 am she says she needs to go home and then stands out front complaining that she can't get to the rocking chair and finally leaves at about 6am.



Yvette: Cemetery boss? Yvette Lumen here. I've reached level 3 and in the best family tradition, I quit.



With no more job, Yvette has time for other important tasks. Like wooing babysitter, Bernardo LeBlanc. Instead of breaking up with him, she breaks with family tradition and decides to just ignore him instead.



She has time to work out at the gym with brother, Yuri.



And to build her first time machine.



After being on the honor roll for 3 days, Yvette decided it was time to grow up. She has all 4 LTRs, 3 5K wishes fulfilled, and 2 skill challenges completed.

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« Reply #93 on: June 04, 2015, 06:01:34 PM »
Yvette is like the dream heir! She already has that much completed before YA? That's awesome  ;D

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« Reply #94 on: June 04, 2015, 08:16:53 PM »
Great work Yvette!

So close to finishing this one. :)

How many weeks has it been in game this time?

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« Reply #95 on: June 04, 2015, 11:52:49 PM »
Yay, Yvette! Atta girl, you're so close!

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« Reply #96 on: June 05, 2015, 04:09:06 AM »
I missed an update! Yvette is Supergirl for sure, I think everyone dreams of having the perfect heir and here you are with her. Great job, Yvette.
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« Reply #97 on: June 05, 2015, 05:18:47 PM »
Thanks, everyone, Yvette really has been great. And Deklitch, she had her YA birthday Week 42 Day 3. I don't know if that's fast or not. It feels like forever. It's been a struggle to get photobucket to save my edits, so this is all I have. I'll try to finish up tomorrow. I don't have a lot of pictures of Yvette's adulthood as upgrading objects and running endless hours on the treadmill just are not that compelling.

Yvette is indeed all grown up. As you can see, Snuggles is an elder now (oops - no pictures). I think the last elder living in the house was Lisa.



Yvette added the Family Oriented trait.



The family bought a remote empty lot for Yvette. It has everything one needs - a huge statue and a shower.



Yvette calls it Boom City.








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« Reply #98 on: June 06, 2015, 04:20:18 AM »
That poor statue, how many of us have blown it for requirements? Lol.
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« Reply #99 on: June 06, 2015, 11:13:39 AM »
@Nettlejuice   At least I actually bought one this time instead of exploding the one at the military base.

It was time to get serious about running.



Yvette knew she would need the stamina for her new military job.



Yvette reached level 7 in her job without getting a single job opportunity. Since she only needed one more and already had her career rewards in hand, she quit her job when the science facility asked for her help in developing a mystery invention. The efforts of her collecting mother and her gardening great-grandmother provided her with all the requirements.
Her boss at work, a werewolf named James Cary, was already her best friend so this was her last dynasty requirement.
When she got back home, she set to work only to be immediately interrupted. Rest in peace, Snuggles Lumen. You almost made it to the end



Presence: What have you learned, Utah Lumen.
Utah: That old age and death are not to be feared. They are just the beginning of life's next adventure.

Yvette allowed herself a few moments to mourn, and then downed a Potent Bliss and a Potent Invigorating and worked through the night.

Her Lifetime Wish was Monster Maker. At least she got to make one, immediately released into the wilds of Sunset Valley.



Generation Seven

Yvette Lumen - Imaginary Friend
Good, Clumsy, Eccentric, Perceptive, Family Oriented  LTW - Monster Maker (sorry, not in this lifetime)

Toddler - All toddler skills plus xylophone and pegbox. Best friends with both parents
Child - On Honor Roll, completed the Stinky Bugs opportunity
Teen - On the Honor Roll, Romantic Interest-Bernardo LeBlanc (love the name enough to use it sometime), L.3 Cemetery Job

Best Friend - James Cary/Werewolf
Career Rewards - Handiness Skill Certificate, Athletic Skill Certificate (no one rolled athletic trait this dynasty!)
Unique Opportunities - Hygienation Hijinks, Bring Back the Jams, Master Invention
Unique LTR - Efficient Inventor, Jock Influence, Observant, Speedy Cleaner
Unique Wishes - Own 7 Venues, Master Inventing Skill, Build a Time Machine, Master Handiness Skill, Master Athletics Skill
Unique Skill Challenges - Plumber, Electrician, The Scrap Collector, Tinkerer, Marathon Runner, Fitness Nut
Mausoleum Piece - Inventions
Travel - 0 of 47 possible

Yvette in the Mausoleum



The Lumen Family    Completed Week 44 Day 7
Persia - Genie, Andrew - Merman, Ella - Witch, Iris - Fairy, Oscar - Vampire, Utah - Werewolf, Yvette - Imaginary Friend



Presence: That you, Lumen family. During my mortal life, I was a selfish, greedy sim. Just before my death, I did one kind thing - I befriended and freed a young genie. I've since been guiding and learning from you. You, the family, long ago came to understand what it means to be a sim and co-exist. And, thanks to you, I can now pass on to the next plain of existence in peace.