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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty - Ch. 30
« Reply #270 on: May 23, 2016, 05:27:51 PM »
30: Triple Birthdays



She would leave the days of childhood behind soon, Lei took the time to do the things she should have done as a carefree child: like looking for frogs.





And playing pirates with Cory Keene.





“Darling, you don’t have to wait for me, go age up already!”


“I want everyone here to celebrate, it’s an important birthday,”


“I’ll try and be back soon, love, just as soon as this bratty princess I’m supposed to escort gets home safe. Sending you some space kisses,”






In the end Lei didn’t make it to her own birthday. “No, my precious Zombie Cake!”





Well, there was no going back so she spent an awful long time picking out pink and blue clothes.





“Rawr, how did my little sister grow up so hawt?”


“Hotter than you?”


“No way, I’m still the better looking one,”


“You wish!”






“I look more like mum,” Lana said after inspecting their selfie. “You’re definitely like dad,”


“Cool, I have green eyes, suck on that Miss Heir.”


“You didn’t care about that before...”






“How the flip did you finish so fast?”


“’Cause I’m super smart,”


“You’ve only been a teen for a few hours,”






“Can you believe this will be our 500th picture? We should celebrate and make it something special!”





Just as the sisters were getting used to the idea of being the same age, Lana and Ru’s birthdays rolled around. Lei had composed another new song – no one knew where she was getting her inspiration, her titles were so odd. “I call this tune Pastel Is The New Black,”





Mitch was offering Ru some ‘fatherly’ advice.





“Foo!”





“Ooh, Ru, you’re looking better than ever,”


“Cece, you’re being way too obvious!”






Lana was officially old enough to start a certain relationship and she was wasting no time setting up a date.





“What do you think, mum?”


“Well, you are related to the most handsome and beautiful Sims ever so I’d say you’re as cute as Holly Golightly!”


“Cute? Not ‘hotter than’?”


“Nope,”


“You’re being mean, aren’t you?”


“Of course, love, you know me better than anyone else <3”







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AN: I’ve passed the 500th screenshot milestone and I’m still only on generation two, how many more screenshots till the end? 2000? 3000? 10000 *head explodes* I didn’t want Lei to grow up, she’s the Sim version of my nieces (mostly the eldest one) T.T
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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #271 on: May 23, 2016, 05:56:35 PM »
Aww.. Lei is cute though. I mean sure she's rockin' it but she's still cute!   Love the random glasses she somehow ended up with but they're gone now. 
How's Kessy feel about her baby being all grown up?  And oooh.  The big date.  Can't wait to see how that works out.
Also - Just so you know.  I'm at almost 1300 screenshots for Artie.  Artie's Lunar Lunacy had something like 2500 or somewhere around there.  I can't remember but I can look it up. 
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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #272 on: May 23, 2016, 06:21:30 PM »
@Ricalynn My girls age up with every accessory possible while the boys sometimes have the Yoda mask *shudders* Lei is so cute and funny, I'm a little mad she isn't the heir because after Kessy's eventful life Lana was so bland (there is a little drama though  ;)) Kessy won't like to admit that she's sad to see her girls becoming grow ups, especially Lei *sigh* It takes me about two minutes to open up my Word document and even longer for the screenshots folder. I've decided to create a new folder and document after each heir becomes immortal so it doesn't take forever to load them up just to write the story.
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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #273 on: May 23, 2016, 06:27:47 PM »
I have a folder in my pictures folder outside the Sims 4 one where all my screenshots get converted into thru the program that Carl suggested.  So I tend to just pop open a slideshow of that and divide by Chapter.  I rename everything Chap##_## and then pull up notepad to write my updates instead of word. After that all Screenshots are placed in their own folder in my backup file.  Everything gets written while I'm hitting side to side to open a screenshot and with the smaller sizes doesn't take as much to load.  That really seems to help!

Like Memories in Sims 3, screenshots in Sims 4 seem to cause a little lag for me but my machine isn't as powerful as it used to be. So I just keep them all in new places.
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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #274 on: May 23, 2016, 07:59:14 PM »
I love Lei--she looks so much like her child self as a teen (her lips, her nose) just taller. I wonder if Lana's life is less eventful because you dress her more conservatively?  Maybe she needs one crazy & wild outfit with a different hairstyle.
You mentioned way earlier to someone that our dear Ru's offspring marry back into your dynasty.  I'm so curious about that and, of course, how everyone's children turn out.

Ohhh, Lana is now a young adult! What does she have planned? I'm so curious! And will Lei find true love, too? (Pastel is the New Black, lol)

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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #275 on: May 24, 2016, 10:11:42 AM »
Lei is SO GORGEOUS! Wow! What a knockout!
Between her and Lana... all those men better watch out!

Congratulations on 500 screenshots. I'm looking forward to a great many more!
Oh, Ru, I love him too. <3 You've got such gorgeous Sims!

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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #276 on: May 24, 2016, 01:58:55 PM »
@Ricalynn I'll give it try. I do prefer writing up on Word though, my spelling is atrocious and it's handy to have spellchecker. As for the screenshots, they're editted in Photoshop so i convert them to jpeg that way.

@oshizu Lana's outfit (and all heirs) is based on a colour theme and sometimes their career/interest. Kessy is black and blue - who doesn't look good in black? I chose blue because her name is Kestrel and birds fly in the sky (blue). Lana is black and purple - purple seems like a colour that's associated with magic/science. Gen 3 is red and you'll find out why when they make an appearance  8)

As I wrote Ru to be 'like' a brother I feel weird about marrying his child into the family but another part of me says: It's just Sims/They aren't blood relatives. And the person I've chosen has gorgeous eyes and is a beautiful Sim too so I gave in =D The Sim is much younger than Gen 3 so I may or may not find someone else if I get too impatient, lol.

Poor Lana, I've neglected her for the most part. I've followed her to work for a few days and then she went alone while I played with Lei, lol. I may have to go back to an old save and have Lana do something as a way of apologising xD Lei is awesome, she's almost an adult and she's maxed one career, I may give her another one straight after her promotion and career items unlock. She's the kind of girl that wants to do everything possible.

@LivvieLove Lei knows how gorgeous she is, that girl will not stop taking selfies! Thank you, 500 seems like an achievement in itself =D Since you and @oshizu like Ru so much I'll share a screenshot of what his/Lana's and his/Lei's kids would have looked like after you meet Gen 3 - I know already and I've had to fan myself when I open up those screenshots. If you want spoilers though I'll be happy to oblige  ;)
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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #277 on: May 24, 2016, 03:02:49 PM »
I'm happy to wait--I love the suspense!

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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #278 on: May 24, 2016, 04:09:50 PM »
Lei looks gorgeous and it's hard to believe they're all growing up so quickly already! Excited to see gen 3 and Ru's kid :D

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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #279 on: May 25, 2016, 02:31:46 AM »
I have been living under a rock lately, so it was nice to come here and find so many updates to read lol amazing story as always, but boring at all B-)

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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #280 on: June 06, 2016, 04:15:23 PM »
@oshizu Okay!

@ManiSims Same here even though they have spent more time unplayed, I'm going through this at an unbelievably slow rate.

@Magpie2012 I'm so pleased you liked the updates, sometimes I doubt myself and never know what people will think. Something uninteresting to me is entertaining to others.

So, I'm holding off gen 3 having a partner. I have the perfect person for them but then I saw another Sim, Summer Holiday's grandchild - such a cute Sim too. But I can't decide if I should go with the original love interest or the Holiday Sim (I know it's weird to say but it's like the Sim is Kessy's sibling/cusin - both are grandchildren of Summer's). Am I overthinking this?
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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #281 on: June 06, 2016, 08:32:04 PM »
So, I'm holding off gen 3 having a partner. I have the perfect person for them but then I saw another Sim, Summer Holiday's grandchild - such a cute Sim too. But I can't decide if I should go with the original love interest or the Holiday Sim (I know it's weird to say but it's like the Sim is Kessy's sibling/cusin - both are grandchildren of Summer's). Am I overthinking this?

Don't worry too much! Let it flow naturally! Maybe you could let your generation 3 pick? It'll be great regardless!

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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #282 on: June 06, 2016, 11:21:50 PM »
Sometimes we all overthink it even when we think it's not good at all!  As for the partner.  I had a plan at one point involving one of the A-twins and then when I tried to make magic happen with someone.  They weren't having it.  Much like your kids with the embarassed moodlets and not seeming to want to get it done.  Maybe Gen 3 will help you decide from there.  Otherwise, it sounds like you have 2 individuals that could either join the family or help keep genes alive in the neighborhood via club woohoo.
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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #283 on: June 07, 2016, 01:13:12 PM »
@LivvieLove & @Ricalynn I think I will let gen 3 decide after kicking both Sims out of the club (to avoid them being caught cheating).

Another thing, I want to plan a fake wedding so I need some very special guests to attend. I will most likely use a mod to add more Sims to the household and CC to spruce them up. PM me if you're interested in sending Sims (can be from your own IDC, a relative/spare or a new creation etc).
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Re: Refreshed, Recycled: An Immortal Dynasty (Updated: 23/05/16)
« Reply #284 on: June 08, 2016, 07:41:27 PM »
@Nettlejuice

As we discussed, here are my sims.  ;D