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Re: Top Secret: The Spiffendale Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2016, 06:13:19 AM »
Just discovered this, (been off the forum for a bit).  This is great!!!  I love your writing style and gorgeous Sims.  Can't wait to see if all goes smoothly with the gardener dude and the adorable kids.
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2016, 10:10:12 AM »
I am really enjoying your writing style too.  I love the dialogue.   It inspired me to try an immortal dynasty.



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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2016, 12:17:57 AM »
@oshizu Thanks! Yes, didn't want anything going wrong with the proposal. I've learned my lesson! More pictures of the kids coming soon. I have to say, Morris is about the cutest sim I've ever played. He's just too adorable. Betty is cute as well, in a very Pancakes kind of way.

@Nettlejuice Thank you! Yeah, for an evil gardener he was quite accommodating. Stayed around just long enough to serve his purpose, more or less. :)

@Joria Welcome back! I'm glad you found my story, and thank you for the compliments. Updates on gardener and cute kids tomorrow, I hope.

@Caterina Thank you so much. I am so flattered to know I had a hand in inspiring you to try a dynasty and write your story. I will be reading!

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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2016, 02:38:07 PM »
Chapter 3:  Scraping By



Arianna: Wow, the lighting is terrible in here

J: Yeah, we should really buy some more lamps.

A: We actually canít afford lamps right now, or anything else for that matter. Thatís kind of why weíre doing the wedding now. I thought I could hit up the guests for large loans while theyíre here and feeling celebratory.

J: Youíre brilliant. Iím so glad Iím marrying you.

A: Me too. Oh right! getting married! Letís do this!

Betty: Mr. Gardener, sir? I don't mean to be rude, but, what is going on with that suit?

Gardener: It's called upstaging the bride, Betty. It's something evil people do. You'll understand when you're older.



A: I promise to keep both our green and pink bars completely full, so that you wonít remember youíre non-committal and start to feel tense. I also promise to eventually buy you a hot tub for the same purpose. P.S. donít look now but Katrina Caliente is totally checking out Donís butt.



J: I, too, promise to keep both our green and pink bars completely full, so that I wonít start to feel tense. I promise I will make good use of the hot tub. P.S. why is Summer Holiday always making that stink face? Does she have resting stink face or something?



*confetti!*



Arianna: Okay, hereís the plan: you fill up the sparking juice fountains and get everybody feeling happy, and Iíll start cruising for loans.

J: I believe in you, darling.

A: Thanks, sweetie. That means a lot. Oh, man, this cake is amazing. Bob really outdid himself.



A: So, Alice . . . enjoying the wedding? I want you to know, I donít just think of you as the bartender, especially since youíve never made a single drink for us, I think of you as a guest and a very good friend . . .

*Later that night*



Don: Ah, a solid gold wedding. Thatís a good feeling. So what was your final tally?

Arianna: Twelve grand. Just barely enough to cover the bills. I totally should have started smaller on this house.

Don: Donít beat yourself up. Itís a great start and itís going to be plenty big for all eight generations. Plus, youíre making great progress on your requirements. Take a minute to relax and rest on your laurels.

Arianna: Thanks, Don. I really appreciate the praise. I have been working really hard. Hey, I noticed Nancy Landgraab is pregnant. You're doing really well on your part, too. Kudos.

Don: Yeah, kiddo, we're well on our way. The Watcher must really be looking out for us.

Arianna: Oh, Don. You know I donít believe in Watchers. Letís just enjoy the stars.

Don: You got it, princess.

Arianna: You know, this would be a much nicer moment if you werenít wearing nothing but your underwear.

Don: I beg to differ, princess, I beg to differ.

*the next morning*



Bob: So then the llama says, ďHey! This isnít Goopy Carbonara!Ē

J: Bob, youíre a good man, and a great cook, but that was a terrible joke.

Gardener: I liked it.

Betty: Dad! Itís my first day of school! Load me up with some pancakes!

Bob: ĎAtta girl!



Arianna: So,  . . . how are you enjoying living in the dynasty house . . . you?

Gardener whose name I cannot remember: Itís pretty nice! The foodís great, and I have to admire your familyís commitment to education.

Arianna: Glad to hear that. Say, do you think you could stop smashing the childrenís dollhouse?

Gardener: No can do.

Arianna: Hmmm. How many days do you suppose are left on your age bar?

Gardener: Got my first warning from Grim just today!

Arianna: Oh, well okay, then. You smash away, friend.

Gardener:  Thanks!



J: Okay, I know I came over here to do something, but I just . . . canít . . . remember.



Arianna: Can you hurry up with those salty llamas, J? Iím running out of jokes, here, and the party is going to end in a few minutes.

J: Right! That was it! Drinks!  Drinks . . . How do I make drinks again?

Mitch: J you are seriously the worst Bro ever to bro.

J: Sorry, man, Iím just not feeling so hot. Plus, this bar is totally gross. Iíve got uncomfortable moodlets coming out of my . . . everywhere.

Arianna: Oh, forget it. Youíve been standing there for hours. Iíll just go make some tea.

J: Sorry, baby.

Arianna: No worries, honey. Weíll get there. Why donít you go take a nap?



Don: So, Dina, allow me to show you where the *real* party is.

*not long thereafter*



Gardener: Oh, gosh! Already? Well, so long folks. Donít forget me!

Grim: Hello? Anyone? Iím taking your gardener!

Don: (from observatory) Thatís okay! He served his purpose! See you around, pal!



RIP Seth Rodrigues (I checked his tombstone). You were definitely a moderately okay guy.



Arianna: Is is weird that weíre doing this right by the gardenerís gravestone?

J: Hey, youíve got to get ready for work, and Iíve got to kiss my lady. Life goes on. Well, for everyone except him.

Arianna: I guess youíre right. We should definitely move the trash plant, though.



J: Okay, wife off to work. Kids off to school. Out for a jog. Itís good be J, my friends, itís good to be J.



Bob: Itís good to be Bob.



Don: *sighs* Itís good to be Don.



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Re: Top Secret: The Spiffendale Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2016, 03:01:40 PM »
Lovely wedding, though we hardly got to see Morris at all (I forgot he existed until I re-read the previous chapter. I can see him coming down the stairs though). How evil of that gardener to upstage the bride, lol. Is it darker because it's a sunken area?

RIP Seth, glad to see he got to have some mischievous fun while he was around. And a trash plant to remember him by.
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« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2016, 03:13:16 PM »
I almost spit out an ice cube I was crunching on when I read the part about the gardener upstaging the bride.  Very funny update!

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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2016, 07:16:27 PM »
Great job, Arianna--way to work your wedding guests, hahahaha. Brilliant move!

About your evil gardener, my sims run into so many sims who are either evil, mean, or klepto. Is it just random or is there some balance with the traits my sims have? *coughs
I hope Seth left you a dozen dragonfruit plants for Adrianna, who generously let him enjoy his final days.

You are just zooming along, aren't you. It warms my heart to see that your gal sims are keeping your man sims so deliriously happy, lol.
I also like J. It's been a long time since I played him, so I can't remember: does giving J the Carefree trait help with his tenseness (from the non-commital trait)?
Arianna is such a schemer--I love it!



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« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2016, 01:39:51 AM »
@Nettlejuice I know! Poor Morris.  Here I brag about how cute he is and then completely ignore him for a whole chapter. The next chapter is all Morris and Betty, though, so I'll make it up to him. In the meantime, though, here is a little gratuitous Morris-spam:









And a couple of Betty because she's pretty cute, too:





Yes, I think the lighting problem stems from it being sunken. There are a bunch of chandeliers overhead, but they don't really penetrate the sunken area. I'm still working on it.

@Caterina Yay! I'm glad you liked the joke. He arrived with that pink suit as his formalwear, so I let him keep it, but I couldn't let it pass without comment. :)

@oshizu For awhile there, I felt like every other random townie generated the evil trait, or mean, or something else awful. Now, I'm spouse-hunting for Gen 3, and everybody and their brother is a genius who loves the outdoors. It must be random, but it sure seems like the game gets fond of certain traits and uses them over and over.

It seems to be going fast, but I just didn't take very many pictures of Gen 1. I knew I wanted to write a story, but wasn't sure if I'd be brave enough. I've started a separate save just to take supplemental photos that I need to make the story make sense. (Alert readers may notice the lighting and photo quality are much better in some photos than others. I started this dynasty on a laptop, and now have a glorious giant desktop to play on.)

Yes, I hope I'm keeping my sims pretty happy! I run them ragged, but I want them to enjoy life, too.

I'm sure the Carefree trait would be helpful for J, but I've found that if I keep both his relationship bars all the way up, he never gets tense even though he doesn't have Carefree. It's nice and kind of a sweet bit of programming, I think. I really wasn't intending to have J and Arianna get married unless he really wanted to, but he popped both "Ask Arianna to be girlfriend" and "Get Married to Arianna," almost right away. I guess they're just meant for each other. :)

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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2016, 05:27:39 AM »
Thank you so much for that! They are truly adorable, especially Morris' last screenshot.
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« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2016, 03:22:46 PM »
Chapter 4 Morris and Betty



Morris: Hey, Betty, guess what? When we grow up, Iím going to marry you.

Betty: Shut up, Morris, youíre so weird.



Morris: So Iíll be the Daddy, and you be the Mommy, and we can be married just like weíll be for real when we grow up.

Betty: BO-ring. Iím going to go play pirate.



Betty: Yaaaaar, me hearties! Weigh anchor for Sunlit Tides and donít slow the speed ítil the seas run red with plasma! Yaaaaaar!



Morris: Iím the best violinist in Newcrest. Iím going to write you a serenade.

Betty:  Ow! Stupid robot.



Betty: So, the chicken says, ďBa-GAWK, pardon me. Iíve got something stuck in my craw!Ē

Morris: I love you, Betty, youíre so weird.

Don:  Huh. I wonder if I should spend some time with my own kids.



Morris: Hey Betty?

Betty:  Yeah, Morris?

Morris: Weíre best friends, right?

Betty: Yeah, of course!

Morris: Forever?

Betty:  Yeah, totally forever.

Morris: You promise?

Betty: I totally promise.



Morris: You pinky promise?

Betty: Yes.

Morris: Okay.  No matter what?

Betty:  No matter what, Morris, Okay?

Morris:  Okay. *pause* Are you scared to become teenagers?



Betty: Yeah. A little.

Morris: What if youíre cool and Iím lame or Iím cool and youíre lame? Will we still be friends?

Betty: I told you, Morris, best friends forever. No matter what. Donít worry about it.



Morris: Okay. No matter what.


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« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2016, 03:35:57 PM »
Ha ha, so adorable! I wonder if either of them will change their minds as teens or even adults.
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« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2016, 03:37:34 PM »
Hey!  I was gonna say it was adorable because it was!  So sweet.  Morris is really a cutie.

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« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2016, 05:26:45 PM »
Oh Morris, you are too adorable!  Don't you want to, like, bring new blood into your dynasty? (not a Pancakes fan, lol)
I think we need to have a look at all of the local talent...

Really looking forward to their teen birthdays!

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« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2016, 03:42:04 PM »
@Nettlejuice and @Caterina Thanks! I think they're adorable, too! They're cute teens as well, and it takes them a bit to figure out what they want.

@oshizu Teen birthdays and a peek at the local talent coming up! :)

Chapter 5:  What About Morris?



Don: So, Liberty, how do you like our new hot tub?

Liberty: Itís very bubbly. Quite invigorating.

Don: My thoughts exactly.

Liberty: Why didnít you get one sooner? It looks perfect on this patio.

Don: Money management is not our founderís strong suit, unfortunately, but good things come to those who wait.



Eliza: And that, my friends, is how you paint a masterpiece.



Eliza: Naturally this monstrosity is a masterpiece as well, which means it stays in the dynasty house forever. Woo! Team Pancakes!



Arianna: Well, honey, now that Iíve been promoted, I need to perform romantic actions for my daily task. You want to help me out with that?

J:  I ask you, Bob, has there ever been a luckier man? Iím so pleased Iím not even going to ask why my wifeís job in the import/export business requires her to be so very alluring and charismatic. Thatís how pleased I am.

Bob: J, youíre as wise as you are fortunate.

Eliza: Guys, can you be mushy somewhere else? Iím trying to paint Bobís portrait.



Eliza:  Come on, Bob, letís show them theyíre not the only ones who can get mushy.

Bob: Mmmm-hmmm. Go team Pancakes!



Morris:  Happy birthday, Betty! Well, weíre teenagers, and as my very first act as an official teen, I am going to flirt with you like nobodyís business. Rrrrar!

Betty:  Ugh. Morris. Stop being weird.

Don: So, this is cloud gazing, huh? I donít really get it. Which kid are you again?

Child:  Donít worry about it, Dad. Youíll never remember my name, anyway.

Don: Thanks, honey. Your old man appreciates it.



Betty:  Morris, stop staring at me.

Morris: But youíre so beautiful when you chew. I love the way you savor your food.

Betty:  Seriously, enough.



Betty: *sings* Oh, he wants to watch me eat, but Iíll throw him in the street. Heís roaring like a tiger, but Iím no lover, Iím a fighter. Pancake giiiiiiiiirl!



J: Hereís lookiní at you, pretty lady.

Arianna: Mmm. Oh, J, you set my world on fire.

Morris: Way to rub it in, guys. Everyone in this house is against me!



Morris: Dad, Iím a good-looking guy, right?

J: Um, yeah. Of course. Youíre my son.

Morris: I donít get it. Betty wonít give me the time of day. Weíre meant for each other, I know we are, but she just brushes me off. Itís like Iíve got no game at all. What am I doing wrong? Did you have this much trouble wooing Mom?

J: Well, actually your mother wooed me. Iíve never really had troubles attracting the ladies, but listen, Morris, youíve got to give Betty some space. Thereís a lot of pressure growing up in a dynasty house, and she needs to be allowed to figure out who she is and what she wants for herself. Of course weíd love it if you two kids got together, but itís not a deal-breaker if it doesnít happen. You just focus on your skills and preparing for your career. Get your grades up. And it wouldnít hurt if you paid attention to some other girls. Keep your options open.

Morris:  Dad, Bettyís the only girl for me. Iíve been in love with her my whole life.

J:  All the more reason for you to branch out. See what else is out there. Betty will come around or she wonít. Your job is to uphold the dynasty.

Morris: Okay, Dad. Thanks.

J:  Hey, and for what itís worth, I think sheís nuts. Youíre a handsome dude and a real catch.

Morris: Thanks, Dad.



Morris: So, hey Gemma.

Gemma Goth:  Hey.

Morris:  You look really nice tonight.

Gemma:  Thanks, Morris. Thatís really sweet of you to say.

Morris:  So . . .youíre cheerful, huh? That must be nice.

Gemma:  Yeah, it comes in handy.  Iím Good, too.

Morris:  Wow, those are some really positive traits.

Gemma: *modestly* Yeah. I know.



Morris: So . . . do you think you might wanna be my girlfriend maybe?

Gemma: Oh, Morris, Iíd love to.



*smooch*

Morris:  Wow, hey. That was pretty nice! Do you . . .wanna go sit in the hot tub?

Gemma:  Sure!



Morris: Oh, Gemma, youíre just so . . . sweet.

Gemma: Thank you, Morris. I love being with you.

Morris: You could stay over if you want.

Gemma: Iíd love to!



Betty:  Well, this is awkward.

Gemma: Good morning, Betty! Isnít Morris the sweetest? He and I stayed up all night in the hot tub. Donít you think heís dreamy?



Betty:  Still awkward from this angle.

Gemma:  Iíd better go wake him up for school. I want to make sure I have a chance to kiss him goodbye before he goes.

Betty:  You do that.



Morris:  zzzzzz so cheerful zzzzzz just so cheerful all the zzzz time


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« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2016, 03:50:52 PM »
Betty and Morris are great!  I loved her guitar song...Pancake giiiiiiiiirl.

 

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