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The Johnson Immortal Dynasty (Complete)
« on: December 29, 2016, 10:15:29 AM »
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Gen 1
Founder: Christopher Johnson (Immortal)
Traits: Outgoing, Genius, Loves outdoors, Quick learner


1 unique maxed career: Business – Investor branch
2 unique adult aspirations: Leader of the pack & Freelance botanist
3 maxed skills: Logic, Gardening, Charisma
4 unique rewards: Super green thumb, Savant, Mentor, Instant fun
5 gold medal parties: Date with Zoe; Christopher’s adult birthday; Dinner party; House party; Christopher & Zoe’s wedding
6 good friends: Paolo Rocca; Hunter Montero; June Coyle; Julianna Lauer; Eliza Pancakes; Bella Goth (BFF)
7 emotional whims: Energised – Do push-ups; Flirty – Take a cold shower; Angry – Be mean to someone; Happy – Send a happy text; Confident – Admire self in a mirror; Inspired – Play an instrument; Focused – Read something
8 museum items: Microscope slides (8 x §485) – total: §3,880

Spouse: Zoe Patel
Traits: Cheerful, Goofball, Clumsy, Gregarious


Gen 2
Heir: Ada Johnson (Immortal)
Traits: Creative, Outgoing, Foodie, Muser


Childhood aspiration completed: Artistic prodigy (& Social Butterfly)
Elementary school: Grade A achieved
High school: Grade A achieved

1 unique maxed career: Culinary – Chef branch
2 unique adult aspirations: Friend of the World, Master Chef
3 maxed skills: Gourmet cooking, Charisma, Mixology (& Cooking)
4 unique rewards: Stoves and Grills Master, Frugal, Inspired potion, Instant hygiene
5 gold medal parties: Dinner party, Ada and Alexander’s wedding, Alexander’s elder birthday, Date with Alexander, House party
6 good friends: Yadira Lauer (BFF), Misael Elkins, Penny Pizzazz, Brynlee Kim-Lewis, Antonia Kim-Lewis, Shannon Kim-Lewis
7 emotional whims: Inspired – Talk about dreams; Playful – Send a playful text; Embarassed – Hide from everyone; Tense – Calm self down in mirror; Confident – Compliment someone; Happy – Dance to stereo music; Focused – Practice programming
8+2 museum items: Cooked meals (10 x ambrosia): 17,069; 16,144; 15,372; 15,332; 14,888; 14,551; 14,323; 14,092; 13,157; 12,929. Total: §147,857

Spouse: Alexander Goth
Traits: Bookworm, Snob, Lazy


Gen 3
Heir: Natalie Johnson (Immortal)
Traits: Cheerful, Loves outdoors, Good, Gregarious


Childhood aspiration completed: Social Butterfly (& Whiz Kid)
Elementary school: Grade A achieved
High school: Grade A achieved

1 unique maxed career: Social Media – Internet Personality
2 unique adult aspirations: Angling Ace, Chief of Mischief
3 maxed skills: Fishing, Mischief, Video gaming (& Charisma)
4 unique rewards: Shameless, Never weary, Focused potion, Hardly hungry
5 gold medal parties: Akira’s elder birthday, Date with Finn, Natalie and Finn's wedding, House party, Dinner party
6 good friends: Maya Wall (BFF), Sherry Ojo, Ken Kim-Lewis, Davon Wendt, King Pizzazz, Destiny Villareal
7 emotional whims: Inspired – Talk about dreams; Confident – Tell an unbelievable story; Angry – Try to calm self down in mirror; Playful – Tell a joke; Energised – Enthuse about interests; Tense – Take a mud bath; Happy - Chat to someone
8+2 museum items: Caught fish (10 x sturgeon): 2,404; 2,241; 2,203; 2,129; 2,112; 2,050; 1,933; 1,908; 1,890; 1,850. Total: §20,720

Spouse: Finn Kim-Lewis
Traits: Squeamish, Insane, Hates children


Gen 4
Heir: Charlotte Johnson (Immortal)
Traits: Creative, Perfectionist, Cheerful, Quick learner


Childhood aspiration completed: Whiz Kid (& Artistic Prodigy)
Elementary school: Grade A achieved
High school: Grade A achieved

1 unique maxed career: Writer - Author
2 unique adult aspirations: Nerd Brain, Bestselling Author
3 maxed skills: Writing, Logic, Rocket Science (& Handiness)
4 unique rewards: Speed reader, Carefree, Sleep replacement, Great storyteller
5 gold medal parties: Charlotte’s YA birthday, Date with Nobuya, House party, Weenie roast, Charlotte and Nobuya’s wedding
6 good friends: Gregory Bjergsen (BFF), Gabriel Ojo, Janet Ojo, Zara Dowell, Rafael Villareal, Emerson Wall
7 emotional whims: Sad – Complain about problems, Energised – Do push-ups, Happy – Compliment someone, Focused – Play video games, Inspired – Buy an instrument, Flirty – Tell a dirty joke, Embarrassed – Share insecurities with someone
8+2 museum items: Books: 912, 1,071, 1,429, 903, 890, 726, 681, 812, 1199, 1132. Total: §9,755


Spouse: Nobuya Ishikawa
Traits: Family oriented, Ambitious, Outgoing


Gen 5
Heir: Matthew Johnson (Immortal)
Traits: Genius, Geek, Perfectionist, Alluring


Toddler skills: All maxed
Childhood aspiration completed: Whiz Kid/Rambunctious Scamp/Artistic Prodigy
Elementary school: Grade A achieved
High school: Grade A achieved

1 unique maxed career: Tech Guru – Gamer
2 unique adult aspirations: Computer whiz, Soulmate
3 maxed skills: Programming, Handiness, Video gaming
4 unique rewards: Independent, Beguiling, Moodlet solver, Flirty potion
5 gold medal parties: Date with Lily, Lily and Matthew’s wedding, Matthew’s adult birthday, Dinner party, House party
6 good friends: Sophie Rossi, Lance Rossi, Dominique Rossi, Chantel Wall, Valentino Wall (BFF), Rico Ojo
7 emotional whims: Happy – Dance to stereo music, Tense – Relax in a sauna, Focused – Practice programming, Flirty – Watch a romantic TV show, Energised - Go for a jog, Inspired - View a piece of art, Dazed – Sleep it off
8+3 museum items: Carved sculptures: 4427, 4350, 4250, 4240, 4124, 4116, 4418, 4474, 4297, 4448, 4256. Total: §47,400


Spouse: Lily Bjergsen
Traits: Cheerful, Neat, Romantic, Domestic



Gen 6
Heir: Reuben Johnson (Immortal)
Traits: Music lover, Creative, Perfectionist, Muser



Toddler skills: All maxed.
Childhood aspiration completed: Artistic prodigy/Whiz kid/Rambunctious scamp
Elementary school: Grade A achieved
High school: Grade A achieved

1 unique maxed career: Painter – Master of the Real
2 unique adult aspirations: Musical Genius, Painter Extraordinaire
3 maxed skills: Piano, Painting, Guitar
4 unique rewards: Speed cleaner, Professional slacker, Happy potion, Energized potion
5 gold medal parties: Reuben’s YA birthday, Reuben and Chantel’s wedding, House party, Dinner party, Date with Chantel
6 good friends: Cecelia Childs (BFF), Amy Childs, Prince Childs, Conor Childs, Ritvik Chandran, Aarohi Banerjee
7 emotional whims: Focused – Observe the skies with the telescope, Playful – Tell a joke, Energized – Send an energized text, Confident – Tell an unbelievable story, Happy – Chat with someone, Bored – Play a computer game, Inspired – Work on writing a song
8+3 museum items: Paintings: 11448, 10739, 10283, 10209, 9915, 9713, 9114, 9102, 8075, 7896, 7860 Total: §104,354.

Spouse: Chantel Ojo
Traits: Creative, Romantic, Glutton


Gen 7
Heir: Katie Johnson (Immortal)
Traits: Cheerful, Creative, Muser, Genius


Toddler skills: All maxed.
Childhood aspiration completed: Artistic Prodigy
Elementary school: Grade A achieved
High school: Grade A achieved

1 unique maxed career: Scientist
2 unique adult aspirations: Party Animal, Renaissance Sim
3 maxed skills: Violin, Singing, DJ Mixing, Logic
4 unique rewards: Morning Sim, Connections, Antiseptic, Insta-Lean
5 gold medal parties: House party, Weenie roast, Venue party (house party @ no-longer-the-Villareals’-house), Dinner party, Katie’s YA birthday
6 good friends: Invention constructor, Sierra Barclay (BFF), Karim Seddiki, Reece Owen, Agustin Gamboa, Akshara Chandran
7 emotional whims: Confident – Tell an unbelievable story, Sad – Play the guitar, Focused – Play chess, Inspired – View a piece of art, Embarrassed – Call someone on the phone, Tense – Take a shower, Happy – Dance to stereo music
8+3 museum items: Inventions: 11 x 1,400, – total: §15,400

Gen 8
Heir: Chloe Johnson (Immortal)
Traits: Outgoing, Goofball, Gregarious, Perfectionist


Toddler skills: All maxed.
Childhood aspiration completed: Rambunctious scamp/Social butterfly/Artistic prodigy/Whiz kid
Elementary school: Grade A achieved
High school: Grade A achieved

1 unique maxed career: Entertainer - Comedian
2 unique adult aspirations: Serial romantic, Joke Star
3 maxed skills: Charisma, Comedy, Writing
4 unique rewards: Gym rat, Insta-large, Free services, Confident potion
5 gold medal parties: Date with Raelyn Childs, Weenie roast, Dinner party, Chloe’s adult birthday party, House party
6 good friends: Juanita Escobedo (BFF), Masato Yoshida, Julianne Prescott, Vihaan Anand, Nigel Bloom, Chad Flood
7 emotional whims: Happy – Meet someone new, Angry – mock someone, Inspired – Talk about dreams, Energized – Hip bump someone, Sad – Cry in a closet, Playful – Write jokes, Flirty – Schedule a date
8+3 museum items: Comedy books: 1262, 1093, 1041, 994, 961, 957, 949, 926, 882, 864, 831. Total: §10,760


Overall museum value: §360,126


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Re: The Johnson Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 10:16:21 AM »
Meet Christopher Johnson.



Chris is an outgoing, quick-learning genius, who loves the outdoors. He’s also attempting to found an immortal dynasty.

He moved onto the empty lot where Oakenstead had stood until moments before, and tried not to be freaked out by the fact that his new ‘home’ appeared to be a field. A field where, apparently, large buildings could suddenly vanish without a trace. Nothing terrifying about that, obviously.



To take his mind off it, he headed to Oasis Springs to pay a visit to the Roomies household and their nice still-standing house.



He was let in by Mitchell, and they made polite conversation and admired each other’s beards until Mitchell’s hot, female, housemate put in an appearance.



Why Chris and Zoe decided to cloudgaze here and not out in the actual garden, I do not know, but that is what they did.



Chris took a moment to use Mitchell’s computer to file some paperwork for his new job in Business.



Then he asked Mitchell’s hot female housemate if she’d like to become his hot female housemate instead.

She would.

Chris tried to distract Zoe from the scary empty field by attempting to flirt.



He wasn’t quite sure what to make of her response.



Fortunately, they soon had something else to think about. They used their meagre starting funds to build themselves something that sort of resembled a house...



...and decorated it with cheap wallpaper off-cuts, posters, and mismatched furniture sourced from second-hand shops and gifts from relatives who were well-meaning but slightly lacking in good taste.



But it was their home, and that was what mattered.

Christopher headed outside to make a (very small) start on what he hoped would become an epic garden.



Zoe used the tiny kitchen, and cooked her very first meal.



She was very proud of herself.



And then they cuddled up in their so-called beds for their very first night in their new home.





While Chris did his first day at work, Zoe explored the world a little:









And Zoe caught her first angelfish.

The fish was creatively named Angelica and put in pride of place in the kitchen, where she can watch Zoe cooking fish tacos and wonder what goes into ambrosia.


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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 11:07:21 AM »
You're off to a good start! Zoe has beautiful children. I can't help feeling sorry for Angelica, though.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 12:55:13 PM »
Great start! The house is so adorable for a starter! It looks very homey and comfortable. Love your bearded founder (chuckled at his mutual beard admiration with Mitch), and Zoe is a great choice for spouse. Looking forward to more!

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 09:15:10 PM »
The Johnson Dynasty is off to a very charming start, indeed. A first angelfish already!

I love the starter home and envy your building talent.

Waiting to see what develops between Chris and Zoe.

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2016, 09:30:15 AM »
Thanks for reading, everybody :D

I can't help feeling sorry for Angelica, though.
Me too :(

I love the starter home and envy your building talent.

The house is so adorable for a starter! It looks very homey and comfortable.
Thank you :) *blush*



Chris made a couple of friends and promptly mooched off them, using their homes and furnishings to do his Business career daily tasks and level up charisma.



He also lurked creepily in the park and attempted to persuade passing children to play chess with him.



His new skills resulted in him earning his first promotion. He was delighted...



...as was Zoe, when she returned from a hard day’s fishing.



They had a celebratory meal of leftovers, nicely flavoured by their bottom-of-the-range fridge.



Time passed. Chris went to work, filled in paperwork, learned logic and charisma, and worked on his garden in any spare time. Zoe mostly fished, taught herself to cook, and helped out with the garden.







One weekend, Chris and Zoe started out gardening, but ended up flirting instead. At least, I think that’s what they’re doing.



Chris invited Zoe out on an ever-so-romantic date to the lovely gym. The smell of sports shoes and the risk of running into Don Lothario’s special brand of small talk – how could she resist?



Chris’ choice of date clothes was very irresistible as well.



Zoe tried to pull off a subtle Just Stretching My Arm manoeuvre.



Chris didn’t buy it, but was happy to play along.



The date progressed as standard: lots of flirting, a couple of jokes, a hug, and a kiss or two, while that poor guy in the background wished they’d get a room.





First gold medal earned, the date progressed to a proposal.



She said yes!



They headed home, and somehow, Zoe ended up fatter than usual, and craving confectionary for breakfast.



And a couple of days later...



Welcome to the family, Ada Johnson!










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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 12:47:21 PM »
Yay! Welcome Ada!

I'm so impressed that you're doing all this without helpers. You seem to be coming along great, though. Smart move going to other people's houses for the mirrors and computers. :)

Loved the engagement date, particularly Marcus Flex's side-eye.


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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2016, 01:57:03 PM »
Ah, a nice fresh new dynasty.  I'm happy with your idea to use your friends' and neighbors' houses.  Fantastic that you already have your first heir!
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2016, 02:29:38 PM »
I'm happy with your idea to use your friends' and neighbors' houses. 
Smart move going to other people's houses for the mirrors and computers. :)

And to borrow their unbroken plumbing :D The loading screens got annoying fast, though.



Instead of baby proofing their house, Zoe and Chris decided to make it a little more dangerous. His name is Cuddles, and he wouldn’t hurt a fly, honest.



The next day, it was time for Christopher to age up, acquiring his second gold medal social event in the process.





A day or so later, Ada followed suit and aged up to a faintly sinister-looking child.





The house was extended slightly, adding a bedroom for Ada and slightly expanding the main living space.



Speaking of Ada, she’s become Creative, and is working on the Artistic Prodigy aspiration.





Now that Ada was older, Zoe headed off for a day trip to Granite Falls. She fancied a change of scene, and the stupid blackberry bush in Oasis Springs wouldn’t become harvestable for love nor money.



She spent a pleasant day fishing, harvesting and collecting bugs, before conscience kicked in and she headed home to check on Ada (and Christopher). They were coping.



But were very pleased to see her and her maxed cooking skills, nevertheless.



Life settled into a pleasant routine. Zoe caught fish (and occasional bits of furniture).



Christopher tended the garden.



Ada talked to strangers.



And occasionally found time to play.



Christopher formed a club, so that he could be its leader. They didn’t do much – mainly they slept, tended the garden and acquired new members, but people claimed to be delighted with Christopher’s leadership anyway.



In between his job, skilling, garden-tending and club gatherings, Christopher also made a point of spending time with his daughter. He had a hunch that the house might get a lot more crowded in years to come, and it was nice for it to be just the two of them every once in a while.



And it was always nice when he found time to hang out with Zoe.



Once she completed Artistic Prodigy, Ada focused on completing Social Butterfly, and discovered that she was one of only two children left in the world. She befriended the other one, quickly.



I’d been hoping to play without any helpers, but had been thinking about moving somebody in to play pollinator sooner rather than later. This sealed the deal.

While Ada and Alvin were raiding space together, Zoe headed off to visit a recently-orphaned Malcolm Landgraab. Once she explained the lifestyle she had in mind for him, Malcolm was more than happy to move in.



So that was the long-term child shortage sorted out. Short-term, though, Ada was about to age up and she was in need of child-aged friends. The only solution I could think of was a little rash.... Meet Luke.



And Richard.



Richard seemed fairly happy to be there; Luke, a little more confused. Me too, kiddo.



But they made the best of it, and helped Ada enjoy her last day of childhood.



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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2016, 03:17:52 PM »
Wow, I look away for a second and Christopher is celebrating his adult birthday.
You are really sailing through your story! I'm glad that Ada inherited her father's arresting eye color.

Awww, you had to adopt two children so Ada could complete Social Butterfly.
We used to be able to open the adoption menu then cancel it to generate 10 single-parent households with infants or kids (thanks to @reggikko for the recent reminder), but this ploy hasn't been working for me since the release of City Living.

Love your charming little house. I remember now that you submitted stunning entries for this year's Building Contest. I love reading/viewing stories by simmers with building skills.

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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2016, 03:35:13 PM »
Wow, I was surprised your town was out of kids already, but I guess a good amount of time has passed if Christopher is an adult already.

I was amused at Zoe going to Granite Falls by herself.  I was terrified to leave my guy home alone for even a day, the time was too precious. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2016, 01:56:47 AM »
Golly! Ada is a bit sinister-looking, isn't she? She's pretty intense, but her eyes are lovely, and personally I love unique-looking sims. I'll be excited to see how she looks as she ages up.

Loved the drastic measures to help her achieve her social butterfly aspiration. Her new brothers are both adorable.

Very excited to see how Malcolm fares as a pollinator.

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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2016, 10:52:57 AM »
Golly! Ada is a bit sinister-looking, isn't she?

Just a little! :D

Wow, I was surprised your town was out of kids already, but I guess a good amount of time has passed if Christopher is an adult already.

It has – I think I just missed a couple of kids growing up. There are loads of teens around.

I was amused at Zoe going to Granite Falls by herself.  I was terrified to leave my guy home alone for even a day, the time was too precious. 

I didn't dare leave him home alone either – Christopher and Ada were at work/school for most of the time Zoe was out. It was more of a day trip than a holiday.

Awww, you had to adopt two children so Ada could complete Social Butterfly.
We used to be able to open the adoption menu then cancel it to generate 10 single-parent households with infants or kids (thanks to @reggikko for the recent reminder), but this ploy hasn't been working for me since the release of City Living.

Love your charming little house. I remember now that you submitted stunning entries for this year's Building Contest. I love reading/viewing stories by simmers with building skills.

Darn, I wish I’d known about the cancelled-adoption trick.... Still, I was intending for both Malcolm and Chris to have a son each at some point – the child shortage just sped them up a bit.

And thank you so much for your lovely comments on the house :D



The sudden increase in both people and household net worth meant that another home expansion was in order. To Chris’ horror, his old house vanished, just as Oakenstead once had. In its place, a new house appeared in a flash, with (just about) enough space to accommodate Malcolm and the boys.



Ada officially became a Social Butterfly on the morning of her birthday, and Zoe made her a cake.





Once Ada had been safely aged up, Christopher spent some time with his new son. He wanted to make sure Luke felt wanted, and absolutely planned and stuff.



In the meantime, Zoe was looking rather pregnant. ‘Cos what this house needed was another kid, right?





As of her birthday, Ada has become outgoing. She’s going to attempt to complete Friend of the World, and she took advantage of having aged up at the weekend to make an early start on it.



Malcolm’s been making friends too, but his take on socialising is a little different.



Zoe gave birth quietly at home. It’s another boy, and his name is Nicholas.



Meanwhile, Christopher was reaching the point of finishing his requirements. He maxed out gardening and logic, and began putting together his collection of microscope slides.



Just as well, really. He’s now an elder.



And he’s not the only one who had a birthday. Welcome to childhood, Nicholas!





Ada joined her dad in a mad skilling frenzy. She’s focusing on cooking and charisma.



While Christopher specialised entirely in charisma, which was the final skill he needed for his requirements.



Meanwhile, Malcolm continued spreading the Landgraab genes throughout the world.



In other news, Zoe decided that she and Christopher had been engaged for long enough.





While they were in the party mood, the assorted Johnsons and Landgraabs quickly knocked out a house party and a dinner party as well. Doesn’t this look fun?!



The next day, Chris returned from work with the smug smile of a newly-promoted level 10 businessman.



He celebrated by taking his first vacation day, which he spent talking to the neighbours and cementing some old friendships.





He placed his eighth microscope slide in the newly-constructed family museum.



And Zoe whipped up her first batch of ambrosia. Angelica turned away and tried not to watch too closely.



And then, surrounded by dirty plates and Richard’s mislaid toy llama, Christopher Johnson ate his first plate of ambrosia.





Gen 1

Founder: Christopher Johnson
Traits: Outgoing, Genius, Loves outdoors, Quick learner

1 unique maxed career: Business – Investor branch
2 unique adult aspirations: Leader of the pack & Freelance botanist
3 maxed skills: Logic, Gardening, Charisma
4 unique rewards: Super green thumb, Savant, Mentor, Instant fun
5 gold medal parties: Date with Zoe; Christopher’s adult birthday; Dinner party; House party; Christopher & Zoe’s wedding
6 good friends: Paolo Rocca; Hunter Montero; June Coyle; Julianna Lauer; Eliza Pancakes; Bella Goth (BFF)
7 emotional whims: Energised – Do push-ups; Flirty – Take a cold shower; Angry – Be mean to someone; Happy – Send a happy text; Confident – Admire self in a mirror; Inspired – Play an instrument; Focused – Read something
8 museum items: Microscope slides (8 x §485)

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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2016, 11:40:06 AM »
Yay! Congratulations to Christopher! First immortal already!
The house remodel is gorgeous, too!
The cake-smashing picture is great. My sims have never done that. I'm jealous!
Ada aged up to be lovely, and seems to be doing an amazing job on her requirements already.
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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2016, 06:51:33 PM »
The Johnson home just gets lovelier and lovelier.
Congratulations, Watcher, on your first immortal!

Upon ageing up, Ada lost what you'd termed her "sinister" look. And she's losing no time getting started on her requirements.
I was wondering why you would adopt two kids for Social Butterfly, but yes, Friend of the World...I understand now.

You're really whizzing through this challenge. :D

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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2017, 08:19:24 AM »
Yay! Congratulations to Christopher! First immortal already!
The house remodel is gorgeous, too!
The cake-smashing picture is great. My sims have never done that. I'm jealous!
Ada aged up to be lovely, and seems to be doing an amazing job on her requirements already.
Hooray!
 

Thanks! I haven’t seen the cake-smashing before either – Zoe did it spontaneously after she took the first slice of cake.

The Johnson home just gets lovelier and lovelier.
Congratulations, Watcher, on your first immortal!

Upon ageing up, Ada lost what you'd termed her "sinister" look. And she's losing no time getting started on her requirements.
I was wondering why you would adopt two kids for Social Butterfly, but yes, Friend of the World...I understand now.

You're really whizzing through this challenge. :D

Thank you! :)

The home also gets more and more cramped – the poor boys are crammed into one bedroom. (But better that than making somebody share with Malcolm....)

Yeah, I probably didn’t need to finish Social Butterfly, but I really hate the charisma skill and wanted to speed it up as much as possible, and I liked having the kids around, so it seemed like a reasonable trade-off :)



It was soon birthday time again, this time for Luke and Richard.





Luke had the kind of birthday every kid dreams about.



Richard’s really wasn’t much better.



The next day was another double birthday: Zoe became an elder, and Ada a young adult.





Ada’s traits are now Muser, Creative, Outgoing and Foodie. To nobody’s surprise, she decided to join the culinary career, and spent her birthday learning mixology.



And with Ada safely a young adult, Christopher concentrated on his sons for a while. He had a terribly awkward conversation with Luke about birds, bees, and pollination, which neither of them ever wishes to mention again.



And then ‘helped’ Nicholas out with a drawing. Nick surely couldn’t have coped without his Dad’s input.



It was soon time for another elder birthday – Malcolm’s, this time.



He might be an elder now, but he didn’t let the grey hair cramp his style.



The only person who has managed to resist his charms (other than Zoe and Ada, of course) is Cassandra Goth, who reliably runs away whenever he sets foot on her home lot. Smart woman. Ada was impressed by the Goth family’s good sense, and popped round to visit. She and Alexander hit it off, although she wasn’t too sure about his dress sense.



Cassandra stood over Alexander and tried to convince him that no good could come from spending time near Malcolm Landgraab, but he still said yes when Ada asked him to move in.



Ada learned her Just Stretching My Arm routine from her mother. It seemed to work on Alexander just as well as it did on Chris.



And from there things moved rather quickly...





...to a lightning-fast proposal, with Malcolm playing the role of Gooseberry. In his defence, they were in his bedroom.



The wedding was a casual affair that evening, attended only by the bride’s family and whatever-Richard-and-Malcolm-count-as-let’s-go-with-close-friends.



And after the official wedding party, the bride and groom had a private party all of their own.



The boys had an after-party too, but theirs was a lot less fun.



Ada’s been getting a lot of cake-making practice recently. The next day was Nicholas’ birthday.



Now that all the boys are teens, and Ada’s making steady progress with her requirements, the house has calmed down rather. Inevitably, there’s a lot of fishing to be done.



The boys keep each other entertained.



So do Zoe and Christopher.



And Malcolm? Well, he’s keeping the local maternity outfitters in business, as Alexander discovered during a slightly awkward return from work one evening.



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« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2017, 08:50:53 AM »
Congrats on the first immortal.

Too funny about Luke and Richard and their poor birthdays!  I know it's pretty common for the spares to get the short end of the stick (my twins are always shoved aside and doing the cleaning, fishing, and gardening) but something about the way you worded it was humorous.  My two barely even make it into the story.

Nicholas is quite handsome.  Alexander and his socks though!
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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2017, 05:10:12 PM »
Congrats on the first immortal.

Too funny about Luke and Richard and their poor birthdays!  I know it's pretty common for the spares to get the short end of the stick (my twins are always shoved aside and doing the cleaning, fishing, and gardening) but something about the way you worded it was humorous.  My two barely even make it into the story.

Nicholas is quite handsome.  Alexander and his socks though!

Thanks!

Luke and Richard (and Nick) do get to have their own lives, sort of, but yeah – they would probably do a lot less fishing and a lot less cleaning if it was up to them. Not to mention leaving home at some point.



This update opens with sad news. Zoe has left us. So long, Zoe, and thanks for all the angelfish.





A couple of days after her passing, Luke and Richard aged up into young adults. Nobody was in the party mood, so they just had cakes at home. We didn’t ask why Luke insisted on taking a stack of dirty plates with him to the cake. He seemed to take Zoe’s death especially hard, and carried them around for comfort for several days.

Luke has signed up as a Secret Agent; Richard has become an Astronaut.



Minutes after he saw his oldest son age up to young adulthood, Malcolm keeled over in the kitchen. Malcolm had a long and interesting, if not very varied, life, and is survived by nineteen children.



In more cheerful news, Nicholas has a girlfriend, Alysha Fyres. It’s a slight bone of contention in the household, because Alysha is Richard’s sibling, but then, so is most of the school.



Speaking of girlfriends, Luke recently made the acquaintance of one Katharine Lauer. Whether it will last remains to be seen, but they decided to honour Malcolm’s memory and tried for a baby.



Ada has become a Friend of the World. Mostly by staying in her bedroom talking to herself. Obviously.



The rest of the household haven’t been idle either. Alexander has become a musician, and spends much of his time distracting everybody else by playing the guitar in the kitchen. Richard has begun working on his fitness skill, although he’s finding it rather hard-going; in his recovery time, he also spends a lot of time carving wooden sculptures. And Nick has become addicted to mixology, which may or may not be an appropriate skill for a teenager.



Nicholas had his young adult birthday. Given his love of mixing drinks, he’s followed his sister into the culinary career.



And Ada gave Alexander some big news! That top may not be advisable for a pregnant woman, but Ada didn’t care.



The father-to-be had his elder birthday. Ada insisted on throwing him a party. Something about dynasty requirements.



It was somebody else’s birthday too. This is Natalie, the generation three heir.



Christopher was especially delighted with his newest granddaughter, and was always the first to get to the crib if Natalie needed anything. Or even if she didn’t.



While Chris was literally holding the baby, Ada and Alexander took a bit of time for themselves and popped out for a quick date. They spent most of it sitting down, but neither had the energy for much else.



They grow up so fast.... Here’s Natalie as a child. She looks a lot like her dad, but with Christopher and Ada’s eye colour. Like her grandmother Zoe, she has the Cheerful trait.



Like her mother before her, Natalie hadn’t got the memo about not talking to strangers, and spent her first few days of childhood running around making friends and acquaintances. (Incidentally, those are Luke and Katharine’s kids. Malcolm would be proud of his protégé.)



Natalie then started work on Whiz Kid, aided and abetted by Richard, who’s the family genius.





And Ada finished off her adult second aspiration – and ensured that neither her cooked meals nor her friendships will decay. She’s started work on a collection of ambrosia for the family museum.



Then, Alexander, as he was wont to do, sat down at his piano for a nice jam session.



Alas, it was to be for the last time, as Grim paid yet another visit to the Johnson household.



Ada in particular was as distraught as I’ve ever seen a Sim. Nicholas has been doing his best to cheer everybody up, but all in all, not the happiest of updates.... :(



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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2017, 07:38:39 PM »
I’ve just bought myself City Living, and I sent Richard to visit the new city that had appeared. He hit it off with Penny Pizzazz, and by the time Ada befriended her a couple of days later, Penny seemed to have gained a few pounds around the middle. Penny and Richard’s new son is rather wonderfully named King Pizzazz, which is surely a recipe for a lifetime of bullying.



Luke has also been introducing himself to the new townies; his chosen victim partner is Miko Ojo.



Ada zipped around making a few more friends so that she would be ready for her ambrosia after her elder birthday. Apparently, this counts as conversing, if you’re a sim.



Natalie had her teen birthday. She now loves the outdoors and is gregarious.





Natalie’s going to be working on Angling Ace. She made a modest start by fishing in the pond at the park in Oasis Springs.



Nicholas had his adult birthday. Not wishing to advertise his impending old age, he made his own cake then aged up in the kitchen alone, with only Angelica to bear witness.



Anyway, being old doesn’t mean he has to be sensible. His mixology skill is progressing nicely, and he particularly enjoys having a good excuse to play with fire.



Luke met his new daughter, Sherry Ojo. While he was visiting the Karaoke Legends, he asked Akira Kibo to join the household as the new pollinator.



Akira started work straight away.





With him joining the household, the Johnson/Landgraab/Kibo house is officially too small. Everybody had their own bedroom before, albeit with a very odd floor plan to squeeze everybody in; there just wasn't space to squeeze in Akira as well. A renovation was called for. This one has a dedicated Pollination Suite, alongside enough bedrooms and hobbies rooms to accommodate eight heirs.



It took Nat all of about five minutes to work out where the nearest study was, and settle down to a nice game of Sims. Girl after my own heart.



They’ve also acquired (half of) a basketball court, which Christopher was the first to test out, although with his level 1 fitness, it will be a while before he’s any good.



In other news, Richard has maxed handiness, and has been smashing up public property.



He’s also maxed out fishing, and now keeps Natalie company while she strives to do the same.



And Ada had her elder birthday.





We quickly totted up the combined value of her ambrosia collection...



...which means it’s finally time for...







Heir: Ada Johnson
Traits: Creative, Outgoing, Foodie, Muser

Childhood aspiration completed: Artistic prodigy (& Social Butterfly)
Elementary school: Grade A achieved
High school: Grade A achieved

1 unique maxed career: Culinary – Chef branch
2 unique adult aspirations: Friend of the World, Master Chef
3 maxed skills: Gourmet cooking, Charisma, Mixology
4 unique rewards: Stoves and Grills Master, Frugal, Inspired potion, Instant hygiene
5 gold medal parties: Dinner party, Ada and Alexander’s wedding, Alexander’s elder birthday, Date with Alexander, House party
6 good friends: Yadira Lauer (BFF), Misael Elkins, Penny Pizzazz, Brynlee Kim-Lewis, Antonia Kim-Lewis, Shannon Kim-Lewis
7 emotional whims: Inspired – Talk about dreams; Playful – Send a playful text; Embarassed – Hide from everyone; Tense – Calm self down in mirror; Confident – Compliment someone; Happy – Dance to stereo music; Focused – Practice programming
8 museum items: Cooked meals (10 x ambrosia): 17,069; 16,144; 15,372; 15,332; 14,888; 14,551; 14,323; 14,092; 13,157; 12,929. Total: §147,857


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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2017, 08:36:41 PM »
Yay! Wow! Congratulations on two immortals!

Another spectacular house remodel, too. Gorgeous! I had a zillion comments to make but they all flew out of my head once I saw the house. It's just too beautiful.

Nice choice of Akira as pollinator. He's cute and he's romantic, and it will be hard for him to get tense from jealousy if he's always got a girlfriend around. :)

King Pizzazz is officially my favorite sim name, ever. Amazing!

Finally, I love the shot of poor Darling banished to the balcony so Luke and Miko can have some intimate time. Hilarious.

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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2017, 10:51:19 AM »
Yay! Wow! Congratulations on two immortals!

Another spectacular house remodel, too. Gorgeous! I had a zillion comments to make but they all flew out of my head once I saw the house. It's just too beautiful.

Nice choice of Akira as pollinator. He's cute and he's romantic, and it will be hard for him to get tense from jealousy if he's always got a girlfriend around. :)

King Pizzazz is officially my favorite sim name, ever. Amazing!

Finally, I love the shot of poor Darling banished to the balcony so Luke and Miko can have some intimate time. Hilarious.

Thank you!

Akira still spends a lot of time jealous unfortunately – even if one girlfriend is right next to him, he seems to get concerned about what the others might be getting up to.



The household had a near-tragedy when Akira got the bright idea to barbeque himself as well as some hot dogs.



Fortunately Christopher and Richard are nifty with fire extinguishers. They stood around looking smug while a crispy Akira contemplated his brush with death.



One of his girlfriends, Cassidy Bjergsen, came round to take his mind off it.



Maybe it was the shock of the fire, but Natalie felt a sudden urge to be mean to a couple of people, and headed to the park to find herself some victims.



Once she’d made herself disliked by jeering at a couple of innocent elders, she headed home to troll teh forums.



With maturity like that, it was definitely time for her young adult birthday.



Natalie signed up for the social media career, and began the serious business of updating her status...



...meeting people in town...



...making poorly attended speeches...



...and playing video games.



In her downtime, she frequented fishing spots, and knocked out the final stage of Angling Ace.





And once that was done, she found herself a friend, and tested out her mischief skill on him.



Maybe it’s his insane trait, but Finn agreed to move in despite the Hand Buzzer. He looked a bit anxious about it, though. He’s the fourth of Malcolm Landgraab and Olivia Kim-Lewis’ five kids, and unfortunately turns out to hate children. Oh well.



Aww.



There was a spate of birthdays, with Richard, Luke and Akira all aging up to elder in quick succession.





Natalie threw a party, naturally, although the official Birthday Boy, Akira, went to bed early, and Richard ended up toasting Natalie’s good hosting instead.



After the party, Finn and Natalie hit the town, largely so that she could post a shout out to her followers. While they were out, Natalie asked Finn to be her official boyfriend.



Finn went home to bed, while Natalie went to the karaoke bar and tried out a new skill.



They were terrible, but who’s going to tell Grim that? He enjoyed a nice self-congratulatory drink...



...while Natalie popped to the toilets to clog the drains.



There were still more birthdays: Finn became an adult, and Nicholas an elder.



And after he’d blown out his candles (and re-lit them again), Natalie had an important question for Finn.



Finn said yes, and they went on a nice date to celebrate.



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« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2017, 12:34:16 PM »
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So long, Zoe, and thanks for all the angelfish.

:D

Cloudgazing appears to be a very dangerous occupation, what with the trams and the sinking into masonry ;).

And I loved Grim's karaoke.  (Of course, I couldn't hear it :).)

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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2017, 04:07:32 PM »
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So long, Zoe, and thanks for all the angelfish.

:D

Cloudgazing appears to be a very dangerous occupation, what with the trams and the sinking into masonry ;).

And I loved Grim's karaoke.  (Of course, I couldn't hear it :).)

Yeah, I’m not sure I’d recommend cloud-gazing :)

Count yourself lucky. They were awful!



Natalie continued on with her requirements: she acquired a voodoo doll to annoy Luke with, and started work on a collection of sturgeon for the family museum.



There was time to squeeze in a casual wedding party, though.



Natalie’s progression through the social media career continued. She opted for the Internet Personality branch, and now earns a living playing video games in her PJs, and ranting. I think that’s a career I could be good at.





Sadly, Grim came for Richard. While technically not related to the Johnsons, they all felt like he was, and the family was devastated – his BFF, Luke, in particular.



Not content with taking Richard, Grim returned that same day. Luke had barely emerged from the closet he’d been crying in when Grim reaped his soul too.



Grim did seem to be following Natalie around rather. He followed her to the gym too.



Then he left rather abruptly. Things to do, apparently.



RIP, Akira.

On the bright side, Natalie celebrated her adult birthday.



She and Ada went out for a quiet drink to celebrate, which I forgot to get a screenshot of. While they were there they met an outgoing male elder. He seemed to me like a good replacement pollinator (sorry Akira), so Ada asked him to join the household. His name is Zachariah Goddard, and I like to think he’s a distant relative of Hank’s.



He seemed to get the hang of his new job pretty quickly.



And Death came again, this time for Nicholas.



Finn celebrated his elder birthday.



This adds nothing to the story; it just amused me – Natalie dared Christopher to streak, and, as befits a man in his mid-hundred-and-fifties, he did.



Ada’s also been finding ways to pass the time, but hers are a little more dignified. She’s had to play instruments at a couple of parties, and she really likes the violin. For some reason, she particularly enjoys playing in bathrooms....



Natalie began to make serious preparations for immortality. She had four maxed skills (fishing, mischief, video gaming and charisma) and completed Chief of Mischief. She was also near the top of her career. Now she started to work on cementing her friendships.



And she and Finn tried for a baby. I’d been putting it off for as long as I could as Natalie’s career was taking a lot of micromanaging, but neither of them was getting any younger.



Natalie spent some of her pregnancy making her sixth good friend, while Grim did push-ups in the background. You’d think he’d need feet....



He decided that boxing was more his style, despite his rather breakable-looking fingers.



Eventually, Natalie was driven home by contractions starting. It’s a Charlotte!



Natalie spent Charlotte’s entire babyhood out fishing. Chris and Ada took care of her. Probably. She grew up okay, anyway, and Chris’ eye colour is still going strong.



Fortunately, Ada is better at grandparenting than Natalie and Finn are at parenting. Once Charlotte was a child, she helped Charlotte with her first piece of homework. I think this is what they mean by distance learning.



Then they all headed to the park, and Ada beat Charlotte at chess, then read her a story.





And Natalie fished. Of course.



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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2017, 12:28:11 AM »
Oof. That's a lot of visits from Grim. Your family seems to be taking it well, though.

I hear you on micromanaging the social media career. I found it very difficult to keep my sim angry enough to rant successfully. So glad Natalie and Finn found time to get married and have a baby, though! Welcome, Charlotte! She's very cute and I like that she and Ada seem to be bonding so well.

Of course, the streaking shot was my favorite of this chapter. Too funny! Work it, Christopher! You're looking awfully good for a fellow your age!

 

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