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« Reply #175 on: July 19, 2015, 10:56:10 AM »
@Tixxis , Brenda's great, and they have the attracted moodlet, but they have much to accomplish.
@Playalot , I love University too. It's kind of a step away from the dynasty. And yes, Kata can handle anything.
@Nettlejuice , I'm generally posting as I play, so I'm looking forward to seeing the next heir as well.

Upon his return to Dragon Valley, Kata posted his resume and got a job offer in professional sports starting at level 4. The next phone call was to Brenda, inviting her for a visit. The next day she arrived and agreed to move in.


Brenda wants to be a Renaissance Sim. She had a few levels of athletics, but that was it. The first skill she expressed an interest in learning was guitar.


Okay, let’s get rid of that hat so we can see your face better.
Brenda’s traits are Athletic, Ambitious, Brave, Good Sense of Humor, and Good. Wow. With those traits she quickly became best friends with Sleuth.


We have another autonomous martial artist. Brenda has selected her third skill. She and Kata can hang out together while he does 60 hours of strength work outs.


So Kata basically works out, goes to work, and works from home devising new game strategies, I guess. Work has not been easy. All his co-workers have been very elderly elders, and the keep dying. 


Demario, due to constant computer use, became a level 10 nerd and was offered a game development job. One day he suddenly left work in the middle of the day and the camera shifted to him. Uh oh. He was a little younger than his wife at age 53, and was relieved that Grim came for him first. He wouldn’t want to live without his Sleuth.


Sleuth took his tombstone to the Doe Family Plot. She mourned a while and stayed to play her drums, but not for long. A few hours after her husband’s death, Sleuth went to join him. Rest in Peace sweet Sleuth, age 56.


Life goes on, a little emptier, a little sadder, but on none the less.
Brenda, a brown belt now, decided to challenge Kata to a match. He won easily, but Brenda was gracious. There is no loss in martial arts, only lessons learned.
 

Kata and Brenda celebrated his adult birthday in their level ten martial arts gear. The next day, unless the stadium explodes, Kata will complete his requirements. Brenda is two levels of athletics away from completing her lifetime wish and ready to start their family.


The next evening while Kata is still dressed in his level 9 Super Star uniform, he and Brenda work on generation 12.


Generation 11
Kata Doe – Heavy Sleeper, Disciplined, Ambitious, Athletic, Workaholic, Nurturing (degree)  LTW- Swimming in Cash
Maxed Career – Sports Legend, Professional Sports 10
Best Friends – Deanna Robins, Thad Robins
Skill Challenges – Gem Collector, Timber Terminator, Body Builder
Opportunities – Meditation Benefits, Ticket Counting, Health and Wellness Seminar, A Total Shoe-In

The Doe Family Museum
Kata added four heart-shaped gems worth 10,590. Interestingly enough, all those gems were collected as a child and teenager. Brenda is the only one to produce a pink gem from breaking a space rock, and that doesn’t count. Well, Kata can keep trying.

At this point all buildings have been purchased, and all properties have been purchased and upgraded to level three.

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Re: Witness Protection
« Reply #176 on: July 19, 2015, 02:45:33 PM »
RIP Sleuth and Demario, it seems too soon. Brenda's the kind of spare Sim we all want, right? Wow, generation 12 is coming already, you're almost done with this.
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« Reply #177 on: July 19, 2015, 03:58:01 PM »
Oh not Sleuth too. RIP Sleuth and Demario. Kata doing martial arts is awesome! Such a fun thing to do.
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« Reply #178 on: July 19, 2015, 04:17:33 PM »
Demario and Sleuth forever... It's always touching when a couple passes over within the space of a few hours.
Brenda is rare gem. What a fantastic personality!

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« Reply #179 on: July 20, 2015, 08:58:35 AM »
@Nettlejuice , The end still seems far away.
@Playalot , I love watching them spar especially with them both at level 10 now.
@Tixxis , It is touching, in real life as well. My parents are in their 80s and recently had friends pass from natural causes within 24 hours of each other.

Now that Kata was at the top of his career and could take some time off, he asked Brenda to marry him.


Moments later, Brenda realized she was pregnant.
Yow! My retinas, they burn.
Brenda: Relax, these are just my work out clothes.
But you work out all the time!


In order to help her coming child in school, and to spare my retinas, Brenda decided to learn logic. She had completed her lifetime wish, so why not expand her horizons a little.


She was at level four when she went into labor.


Later that night Kata and Brenda had a private wedding with only their floor-boo as a witness.


Meet little Novella Doe – Heavy Sleeper, Excitable. She has her father’s coloring, and while her eyes are large, they’re not ginormous.


Novella learned her skills quickly and had plenty of time to read books with her mother.


Novella: Mommy, Daddy taught me to walk, and talk, and use the potty. Why are there no pictures?
Brenda: Well, Sweetheart, you must not have done anything embarrassing or been standing in front of a mirror.


Novella also found plenty of time for this.


And after their little one was safely asleep, her parent found time for each other.



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« Reply #181 on: July 20, 2015, 11:43:14 AM »
I love the term floor-boo!
Oh! Novella... I wonder whether that's a hint?   ::)



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« Reply #182 on: July 20, 2015, 04:49:47 PM »
*wipes coffee from screen* floor-boo *snort* Just too funny KRae. Welcome little Novella. You know, reading this dynasty has become quite dangerous for me...I'm falling back in love with TS3 all over again.
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Re: Witness Protection
« Reply #183 on: July 20, 2015, 04:56:09 PM »
*wipes coffee from screen* floor-boo *snort* Just too funny KRae. Welcome little Novella. You know, reading this dynasty has become quite dangerous for me...I'm falling back in love with TS3 all over again.

@Playalot return to the dark side!

@KRae loving reading about the Does. So, after Novella meets her requirements she moves to the final town. Moving right along, I see!

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« Reply #184 on: July 21, 2015, 04:47:42 AM »
Welcome Novella! Pretty easy to guess what her career/skill will be  ;)
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« Reply #185 on: July 21, 2015, 09:42:01 AM »
Thanks @Malley , if she had been a boy the name would have been Hack. Much watermelon was eaten.
@Tixxis  and @Playalot , I thought I needed a term as all my nooboos live on the floor. Hmm... I should start an Immortal Dynasty called Flip and the Floor-boos. Or a band.
@Deklitch , Yes, Novella will be the final moving heir. I saved this career/skill for the last in this town just in case it takes her until she's an elder. Other than giving spouses tattoos, I've only been extending the life of the moving heirs. After the aging bug I got in my first 4x4, I'm playing it safe.
@Nettlejuice , Like I said before, I'm incredibly subtle.


Little Novella soon became not quite so little.
Novella: Mommy was right about the embarrassing pictures.


Brenda put her logical mind to use. Novella spent most of her short childhood in this outfit.


Novella: Mommy, thank you for the A. Here is a special, creepy token of my appreciation.


And so Puzzle joins Peanut, Spin’s gift to Barracuda, behind the school where they will stay throughout all eternity, or until Aunt Bernice snatches them up for re-gifting.


Elderhood crept up on Kata.
Kata: More like hit me with a big, sweaty karate chop.


Novella: Well, that’s not fair. You could have at least waited until I finished stretching out.
What’s the fun in that?


Besides, now everyone will be surprised at how lovely you actually are.
Novella’s two recently added traits are Ambitious and Bookworm. Raise your hand if you didn’t see that coming. *Looks for hands, sees one*. Have you actually read this story?


Novella signed up as a self-employed writer, and started writing sports books. She got to level 5 in her career while still a teen. She’s also read 30+ books. Well, mostly comic books.


Novella went to her friend’s house after school. Vincente evidently doesn’t care for school.


While Novella seems to think prayer might help.


After they finished slogging through their homework, Novella asked Vincente to prom. They attended together and became a couple and shared their first kiss. Dances were danced, punch was drunk, and no one died or aged up. A success all around.

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« Reply #186 on: July 21, 2015, 04:04:59 PM »
Novella turned out gorgeous. Her looks are unique, which only adds to her prettiness. And yes, a prom with no deaths IS considered a success  ;).

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« Reply #187 on: July 22, 2015, 03:09:32 PM »
Wow Novella is stunning. Love the IF storage place. lol.
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« Reply #188 on: July 23, 2015, 02:25:41 AM »
@Malley , I was a very unusual prom, not one fight and Ethan was not a joke on the dance floor.
@Playalot , Those IFs are such pests when you don't have any plans for them.

Novella celebrated her birthday in her pajamas first thing in the morning.


Novella added the Nurturing trait, and due to her continuous computer use added a nerd trait, Genius, the very same day. She also completed her lifetime wish that day when she finished her next sports book, Bowling for Dummies. Now that’s a birthday.


The birthday excitement continued when Novella asked Vincente to move in. His traits are Brave, Over-Emotional, Couch Potato, Supernatural Skeptic, and Friendly.


The next day they graduated.
Vincente: Yay, no more school!
Novella: Yah, toothbrushes!


While Novella went home to continue her writing, Vincente began his pursuit of alchemy. He had a slow start, but it got better as long as he didn’t actually use the elixirs. Supernatural Skeptics get a negative moodlet from drinking elixirs. I did not know that.


Brenda had put off elderhood with a tattoo, but it caught up to her finally.


Novella got an opportunity to deliver a book to Egypt and left immediately.


She wanted to visit (or torch) a pyramid while she was there. Novella went into the Pyramid of the Burning Sands, realized she was in way over her head and left for home. Her vacation was much, much shorter than the loading screen.



Vincente caught Novella’s attention long enough to propose.


After a good night’s sleep, they got married by the romantic glow of the Smack-a-Gnome machine.


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« Reply #189 on: July 23, 2015, 02:35:12 AM »
Wow! You are a watcher on a mission. If I had taken my sim to Egypt I'd have become distracted and 20 chapters later would have made it back home! LOL. Congratulations to Novella though, she is racing through her requirements/goals as well as being totally beautiful.
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« Reply #190 on: July 23, 2015, 04:51:31 AM »
A wonderful birthday for a wonderful heiress!  :)
Interesting info on the Supernatural Skeptic trait *grabs TS3 notebook*

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« Reply #191 on: July 23, 2015, 11:02:04 AM »
@Playalot , Egypt is beautiful and so much fun, but Novella is unskilled in everything but writing and 2 points of logic. I'm saving photography in case someone else needs it, and she probably would have died trying to explore a tomb.
@Tixxis, Yes, here drink this Young Again potion. Yippee, I'm young. Bah, magic is hooey!

I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but when Novella was a child Brenda entered the music career. At age 50 she reached level 10 and wished to retire.


The next day, Kata who was 11 days older, also retired at age 62. I guess even the yetis approved.


I did not tell them to do this. It started with Novella who was stressed by writing. One by one the rest of the family came out to react to the skinny dipper and decided to join.


The day before her adult birthday, with a pocketful of potent bliss and invigorating, Novella started writing a masterpiece. With a tiny bit of luck, it should be the last novel required to reach level 10 in her career.


On Novella’s birthday, Kata and Brenda went out for their second day of leisurely fishing. Brenda was so in the fishing zone that it took her a while to realize that her beloved husband was slipping away. Farewell, Kata Doe. You were, at age 64, our longest lived Doe so far.



That evening Novella became an adult and completed her masterpiece and her career. Her father missed it by a few hours. Her birthday present was a good night’s sleep.


All the rest of Novella’s requirements had been met. She just needed to wait for the mail to be delivered so her could add her masterpiece to the museum.
It was a bittersweet moment. Brenda, who was 54, could not move with Novella and Vincente to the next town, and she could not remain in the family home. They bought her a lovely house across the street from one of her friends from work. She took her guitar and street art bag and went to start the next chapter of her life. Her remains would not be travelling with the rest.


While waiting for the mail, Vincente and Novella became a young couple again.


Vincente decided it was a good idea to change his looks for the next town, and gave himself a little makeover. After all, anonymity was the whole point. Right? They were leaving home and family for some vague reason that neither of them truly understood. He at least embraced it. Novella went along with the family dynasty because you don’t leave a book unfinished.


Heir Twelve
Novella Doe – Heavy Sleeper, Excitable, Ambitious, Bookworm, Nurturing, Genius (nerd)
LTW – Professional Author
Maxed Career – Block Buster Writer, Writer level 10
Best Friends – Nelson De La Cruz, Cassandra De La Cruz (sibling school chums)
Skill Challenges – Sports Writer, Speed Writer, Prolific Writer
Opportunities – A History of One, Deliver a Book to Egypt, To Boldly Go, Correcting Past Mistakes


The Doe Museum of Mystery
The Lifetime Rewards have been placed, and Kata managed to upgrade one of his sunstones to a heart-shaped soulpiece. Novella added four novels. Pretty much all the heir career awards are stored here.


Dragon Valley stats
All Properties purchased and upgraded to level 3, all Buildings purchased, Travel - Barracuda to China, Kata to Uni, Novella to Egypt
4x4 Collection - LTR 41,800  Potions - 0  Gems - 10,590  Books - 2286  for a total of 54,676
Career Rewards - Charisma Skill Certificate, Investigator's Key to Dragon Valley, Investigator's Case Board, Investigator's Trophy of Honor
Large Tombstones - Barracuda Doe, Peanut Doe, Spin Doe, Sleuth Doe


The Doe Family Plot before being packed up

Note – I would highly recommend a sports writer as a moving heir for anyone doing a 4x4. They get so many large wishes that  Novella already had accumulated well over 200k LTH points by moving time and had weekly royalties in excess of 70k per week.

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Re: Witness Protection
« Reply #192 on: July 23, 2015, 11:46:58 AM »
Oh my, the last quarter is already upon us. This is very impressive, KRae!
Vincente looks yummy.

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« Reply #193 on: July 23, 2015, 03:00:28 PM »
Congratulations! Last quarter here we come! And of course I guess it's the end of another chapter for Novella.  ;) Vincent's hair... hmmm I wonder if they are heading somewhere art deco-ish?
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« Reply #194 on: July 23, 2015, 04:54:59 PM »
Wow, to the last world already! 12 down, 4 to go! You got this, KRae  ;)

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« Reply #195 on: July 24, 2015, 11:41:54 AM »
Congratulations! It's so lovely that Brenda was given somewhere nice to move out to. Looking forward to the next town and the last heirs!
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« Reply #196 on: July 24, 2015, 12:38:53 PM »
@Tixxis, Vincente is an easy sim to play. Although I make fun of his couch potato trait, I always know where to find him, he stays out of trouble, and rarely needs to shower.
Thanks @Playalot , @Malley , and @Nettlejuice   All will be answered.

So on Day 2 of Week 61, the Does moved to Starlight Shores where celebrities roam (clicked on for the first time this dynasty). They bought a cute little house near the ocean. Although they had to trade in their 5.2 million for 4,000, Novella had so many LTH points to spare that she got a dusty old lamp and was able to furnish and remodel.


Since Vincente was clueless about gardening, he made a trip to the elixir store hoping to buy the essential ingredients he needed. He met probably the entire Best family there. Maria is one cute toddler.


Fortunately, Vincente had picked up enough to be able to make cure elixirs.


The next day Novella realized what she suspected was true. Before noon on their first day in town, she had become pregnant.


Vincente took a shopping trip to China and decided to check the board for adventures. He ran around the countryside collecting for a local.


Ah, the Scholar’s Garden is so peaceful. Maybe we’ll just stay here a while.
Vincente spotted some cherries and decided to harvest them for Novella. It seemed like all she was eating lately was fruit.


Back home after much panic and panting, a new Doe joined the family.
Vincente: Hey, can you step aside? I have some important TV watching to do. That shopping network stuff won’t buy itself, you know.


Meet heir 13, Chip Doe, an Excitable Heavy Sleeper who looks like his mother.


Chip learned to walk from his father who has had a lot of experience walking, although less than most sims, the big couch potato.


Novella told Chip all about the joys of books. He doesn’t seem convinced.


With all his skills learned, Chip spent the rest of his toddlerhood playing with his special doll. And where will you be spending eternity, Jelly Bean?


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« Reply #197 on: July 24, 2015, 02:14:49 PM »
Welcome to Starlight Shores, Doe family! I just might meet you there *wink*

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« Reply #198 on: July 24, 2015, 07:10:16 PM »
Welcome Chip and his soon-to-be-abandoned-forever-IF. Still I'm sure there are plenty cute little girls his own age around somewhere...
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« Reply #199 on: July 25, 2015, 04:53:09 AM »
That face as his mother delights about books, so cute. Welcome Chip.
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