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The Does of Dragon Valley
« on: August 13, 2015, 10:28:35 AM »
Since I’ve completed all the dynasties, I decided why not try something a little more laid back – a Legacy!
I’m following Pinstar’s rules, mostly. I will be allowing my heirs to wed long-lived supernaturals, but they will be cured before bringing in the next generation.
I pulled my favorite Doe from my 4x4 out of the sim bin to found this legacy.  Flip will be moving to Dragon Valley. He preceded the family’s residence there so has no DV genetics.
Flip has changed a bit. His traits are now Loves the Outdoors, Gatherer, Green Thumb, Handy, and Ambitious. These are the last traits that I will be choosing in this legacy. He wants to Become a Creature-Robot Cross Breeder.
To make things a little more interesting, I duplicated Flip’s skin tone on the rainbow slider. He’s maybe even more Fliptastic.


Sorry about the darkness, but Flip doesn’t own any lights. In fact, all he owns is a rocking chair and four sunflowers.


Flip bought a Quick Grow Station before buying a bed, and he’s pretty excited about his decision.


Thanks to his job, his sunflowers, and his red berry beans, Flip has built a little house. It will never be huge, or terribly interesting, but it’s all his. His first guest is a young woman he met in the park when she was still a teen, Sophie Dwyer. They became friends and Flip learned that Sophie is a Hopeless Romantic.
They decide to solidify their friendship with a pillow fight.

Well, of course, the next step is marriage.


Sophie, go to the mirror. I want to see more of that glorious hair. Sophie’s traits are Genius, Bookworm, Hopeless Romantic, Computer Whiz, and Friendly. Wow. Her lifetime wish is the very doable the Tinkerer. Once children are produced, Sophie becomes bloodline and her accomplishments count toward the legacy score.


Sophie has been learning to paint along with logic and handiness. She’s very pregnant and working on Flip’s portrait for the legacy gallery.


She’ll need to finish that portrait later. Something else is produced instead. How sweet, you match your mother’s hair.


Each generation will have at least two children. The heir will be whoever seems most interesting and isn’t mean-spirited. Children will be named after several of my long gone relatives, many who were born from 1890-1915, so the names may be old-style.
Here we have Adabelle, an Insane Virtuoso. Child two will be pressed to be more interesting than this.


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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 12:14:43 PM »
Great to see another story from you! Who better to be a founder than our Flip? =D I love your idea of name choosing, can't wait for the next update.
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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 07:23:11 PM »
Some day I hope to follow you into dynasty royalty...or at least make it there for the first time. 
Meantime, I'm glad we have more of your stories to enjoy!  Adabelle is a very interesting name and I loved your choice to put her is yellow as it compliments her skin tone quite nicely.  I would never have picked it myself, but seeing it, how could you not put her in yellow?  And an insane virtuoso?  She's already got my vote for heir.  Kudos.

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 08:33:54 PM »
@Nettlejuice , I'm happy to have Flip back too. It's funny but the first relative's name I used is not from a deceased relative at all but from my aunt who is 97 years old.
@PeregrineTook , You're giving me too much credit for selecting the yellow. It's her favorite color so I used it, but it turned out well. I will be listening to input on heir selection. No actual vote or anything though.

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 10:01:50 PM »
Adabelle has such a wonderful skin colour and eye colour (and I love her name as well). Green and Gold (yellow) makes me think Aussie (as does the insane trait). And that is a good thing to me. I will definitely enjoy reading your legacy.

From my own recent experiences of birthing random traited nooboos, the RTG (Random Trait Generator) seems to love insane virtuosos.

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2015, 11:58:13 AM »
@Deklitch , Thanks! I've noticed that about the trait generator as well. The only traits I have a dislike for are Mean-Spirited and Absent-Minded. Flirty can be a problem when you have to keep multiple generations alive for an extended period, but would be fine in a legacy. I know someone who lived in Australia for just two years and came back a little insane (she picked up the accent and 30 years later still has it).

Sophie, pregnant again, is teaching Adabelle everything she can. You never know what will come in handy. They read all the toddler skill books. I have overwatch and error trap installed so Sophie reset once when she got stuck leaving Adabelle all alone at the library. They live close so Sophie literally ran back to her.


Flip is very busy with his job and garden, but always finds family time.


A tiny green boy has joined the family.


Obligatory floorboo shot.


Rex Doe is the latest family addition. He is Disciplined and Excitable and looks a lot like his mother.


Rex is also taught everything. He’s adorable and is in the running for heir.


Adabelle had her birthday and is now an Insane, Virtuoso Couch Potato. I’m liking her more and more.


Adabelle: Why am I painting? I’m missing important TV time.
Hey, you’re the one who wanted to learn painting. Besides, someone needs to paint your mother’s portrait.


Rex: Is she still there? She’s fascinating, but a little freaky.


Soon Rex had his birthday. He is now Disciplined, Excitable, and Adventurous. Not bad.


Rex wished to learn to write and seems to enjoy it well enough.


Flip seems to be surprised to see Adabelle autonomously baking a chocolate brownie. Frankly, I’m surprised too. She wasn’t hungry and didn’t eat it. I’ve always had to tell kids to bake.


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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 10:19:53 PM »
Still Team Adabelle.  The insane child bakes brownies for no reason and then leaves them alone.  Wait, she deserts the desserts!  She's making a pun!
Both kiddos are adorable, I just like her combo of traits, how you write her thus far, and I think her face shape looks better than his (though who knows how that will work out as they age).



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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2015, 08:36:23 AM »
Floorboos return xD I also am team Adabelle, the baking won me over.
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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2015, 05:12:47 AM »
They decide to solidify their friendship with a pillow fight.

Well, of course, the next step is marriage.

:D :D :D

Really enjoying this. I think I'm also Team Adabelle - what a gorgeous skin colour.

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2015, 10:24:44 AM »
So happy to see that Flip has come out of Witness Protection to start his own life!! I'm torn between the two kids, but I'm leaning more toward Rex...but that may change as they grow up. Looking forward to more, KRae  ;D

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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2015, 11:57:01 AM »
@PeregrineTook , I have never made a brownie and left it alone. I admire Adabelle's indifference.
@Nettlejuice , Thanks, Down with cribs!
@Alex, I'm not sure how my husband and I have been married for just two weeks shy of 44 years without one single pillow fight.
@Malley , Hi! I'm glad someone's leaning toward Rex, although I'm beginning to prefer Adabelle myself for two reasons: She's awesome and my finger just keeps mistyping the letter x.


Adabelle is now a lovely teen with a very strong jaw. This hair softens it up a bit. Her traits are now Insane, Virtuoso, Couch Potato, and Loner.


Adabelle: Leave me alone. I’m painting.
Well, I’m glad you’re painting, but you’re in your formal wear.
Adabelle: Your point being?


Flip is fishing in the back yard pond. So far he’s stocked it with Alley  Catfish and Angel Fish. He’s an elder.
Flip: No close ups, please.


Of course not.


Whatever you say.


Rex: I am Rexius Rex. Bow to my, um, Rexiness.


His Rexiness as a teen. His traits are now Disciplined, Excitable, Adventurous, and Avant Garde. He has an odd face. Many hairstyles make him look like something from Frankenstein’s lab.


Adabelle has reached level seven in painting and can paint her mother’s portrait. That actually is looking pretty good.
Adabelle: Thanks. Go away.


Both teens go to prom.
So now you change from your formal wear, Adabelle.
Rex is feeling overdressed in his tux. Both get babysitters for romantic interests and break up with them ASAP.


Flip has been wanting to go to France. He’s heard they have grapes there not available at the local nectary. He’s off on his trusty jet-ski to check out an island.


Flip’s also heard that France has fruit not available locally.
You know, that’s someone’s yard, right?
Flip: Keep your voice down, they’ll never see me.


This is Evelyn Mullen. She lives in a house and Rex finds her fascinating.
Adabelle: Why did she follow us home? Make her leave. No! Don’t give her cake!


Outside of her household, Adabelle has one friend, Darron Mithrilen. He’s a little older, but still second generation and a vampire. They share the Loner trait. Adabelle admires his ability to blend into the background.


We’ll leave you here with dueling upgrades. Cue the banjo.


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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2015, 12:12:09 PM »
Okay, if Nathan Darron can be Adabelle's spouse, I change my vote!!

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2015, 12:15:46 PM »
So loving how you're writing Adabelle's loner trait into this.  And her (boy)friend being stuck in the wall was glorious.  I always enjoy the glitch pictures more than I should.
As soon as I saw teen Rex, I thought I might make a Frankenstein comment, then you beat me to it.  Great minds think alike, right?
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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2015, 01:14:45 PM »
So glad to see more Fliptasticness!!!
@Deklitch you say Green and Gold reminds you of Aussies but did you know that's actually the South African Rugby Team colours, The Springboks put on the green and gold! And for that patriotic reason I am Team Adabelle! ;) well, that, and insane sims are just so much fun to read about!

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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2015, 04:35:00 PM »
Oh yay! Team Fliptastic! So pleased to have another story of yours to read along. I can't choose between the kids...still have to calm down after seeing Flip again!  ::)
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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2015, 10:36:46 AM »
@Malley , Darron is very much in the running for spouse, as is Evelyn for Rex.
@PeregrineTook , Yes, I'm not sure which of us should be most disturbed that we think alike.
@Magpie2012 , Thanks! With insane sims you never know what will happen.
@Playalot , I'm glad you're feeling well enough to read. Flip made some fabulous kids.

Adabelle had her adult birthday and grew into her strong jawline. Let’s pull that hair back so we can see how lovely you are. Adabelle added Hopeless Romantic to Insane, Virtuoso, Couch Potato, and Loner. Her lifetime wish: Master of the Arts. I don’t think Rex will be able to beat that.


This tiny plant gets a lot of attention.
Rex: Ah, tiny plant, I will critique you once again. Still tiny.

Adabelle just stares at it.


Adabelle, why are you hiding in here.
Adabelle: The tiny plant was staring back.


Adabelle was pleased with herself for being valedictorian, but especially delighted at being voted Most Likely to Offend Others.


The rest of the day was reserved for romance.
Rex and Evelyn at the Mullen house.


Adabelle and Darron at Mithrilen Manor.


Flip and Sophie by the pond.


Hesper and Pat at the cemetery.

And on that disturbing image, we will leave you.
Next post an heir will be chosen.

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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2015, 12:03:09 PM »
*chants* Adabelle! Adabelle! Adabelle!
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2015, 03:08:38 PM »
lmao @ Hesper and Pat. Creepy much? Joins team Adabelle. :)
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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2015, 01:16:45 AM »
@Magpie2012 , @Malley , and @Playalot , Since were all in agreement....

When Rex became a young adult it was obvious to the family that unlike his sister, he could have a good life unwatched. His final traits: Disciplined, Excitable, Adventurous, Avant Garde, Light Sleeper. Of all his possible Lifetime Wish choices only Street Credible did not require extensive travel.
Rex: It’s okay. I have plans of my own involving a certain young lady who’ll have her birthday in a few days.
In the meantime he got a job in journalism since he had a few points in charisma and had reached level 10 in writing. He would be okay.

He really grew into his face.

It was a busy birthday. Darron came for a visit that included a proposal and a wedding. The bride wore….oh, never mind.


While the newlyweds were being frisky, the camera suddenly panned to the pond.
No….Flip, just no. You’re only 90!
Flip: It’s okay. I know the drill. There are sims in the bin who would do anything for this opportunity. I just wish Sophie had made it home from the library in time.


Sorry about the mourning moodlet, Darron, and thanks for forsaking your vampirism.
Darron’s traits are Sailor, Loner, Technophobe, Night Owl, and Friendly and he has a degree in communication. That allowed him to start his career as a fortuneteller at level 4 giving him a jumpstart on his Lifetime Wish: Master of Mysticism.


So it was off to the basement to learn alchemy. Arron and I are both relieved that he doesn’t need to supermax it.


Time passed quickly and Adabelle was soon screaming about recipes. Whatever helps.


A tiny girl was born with the skin tone of her uncle Rex and his traits, Excitable and Disciplined. Welcome to the family, Hedwig Doe.



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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2015, 02:45:46 AM »
Rex really did end up a good looking sim. RIP Flip though, I only had just found you again... and now you're gone...again. *sigh* Welcome little Hedwig!
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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2015, 07:48:06 AM »
Hooray for Adabelle!!  Interesting that her baby is sane Rex v. 2.0

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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2015, 04:41:04 PM »
Welcome Hedwig! Also, I missed the opportunity to admire the creepiness of the imaginary friends by the gravestones at the time, so: :-\ ???

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« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2015, 10:16:07 AM »
@Playalot , I know! I should have had Flip found an Immortal Dynasty, But I just couldn't stand the thought of elder herding.
@PeregrineTook , I will never understand sim genetics. I just sit back and watch.
@Alex , Hedwig thanks you! The IFs will be joined by others, I'm sure.

Grandma Sophie and Hedwig have a special bond. A lot of autonomous baby rocking takes place.


When Evelyn becomes a Young Adult, Rex invites her over. They become engaged, successfully try for baby, get married, and move to her big, expensive house. Evelyn is now a mermaid. Later, a daughter named Tana is born. From the map view, I can tell she has Adabelle’s skin color, but we’ll have to see later if she’s a mermaid.


Hedwig has her first birthday. She has Sophie’s hair color and her uncle’s skin tone, but everything else is her father.


A very pregnant Adabelle discovers the joys of potty training.
Hedwig: Grandma…..help?


A second daughter is born camouflaged to blend in with her mother.
Meet Leona Doe, Evil and Grumpy. Oh, dear.


The house is deceptively peaceful.


Leona becomes a toddler, and I’m sorry, but she looks Evil and Grumpy.


Leona: No, no painting!
Adabelle: But you could be heir and need to paint portraits someday.
Leona: Hah! Fat chance, but if I’m heir sister can be my slave. She’ll sleep in the basement and paint her little fingers to the bone.
Hedwig: I heard that!


Sophie is 89 and has about 2,000 points to go to earn her second lifetime happiness point for the family. In the best of possible world, this would be no problem, but with Flip’s early demise, this is obviously not the best of possible worlds. She leaves for a trip to China where she shops, picks some cherries for Adabelle, and fulfills some adventuring wishes.


It’s time to return home for Hedwig’s next birthday.

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Re: The Does of Dragon Valley
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2015, 11:59:42 AM »
Rex really did grow into his features and turned out quite handsome. Hedwig and Leona are both cute, but Leona does seem to exhibit her traits rather openly  :o Right now, I'm team Hedwig.

 

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