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The Grim Rivalries Tour: Week 3 - Ankou (Part 3) - 28 Mar
« on: January 31, 2017, 04:44:29 PM »
The Grim Rivalries Tour

While I work up to being IDC ready to jump back in and change so many things about how the Grim Dynasty currently operates (mostly figure out how to get clubs reformed quickly without losing anyone in the process while I try to get enough pts for 8 people each again); I decided that it would be fun to try out vampires.. and an RDC. Hopefully this will not burn to the ground in week 2 but one never knows!  I am still playing just enough to have some story meat for you all to enjoy. And I haven't really taken pictures of the founders either so.. don't hate me for what little you're getting but I hope to make it worth the wait!


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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 04:45:22 PM »
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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 04:45:43 PM »
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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 04:46:07 PM »
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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 04:46:30 PM »
Chapter Index

Week One - Setup ||  Artie (1) (2) (3) || Ankou (1) (2) (3) (4) || R-T33 (1) (2) (3) (4)
Week Two - Artie (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) || Ankou (1) (2) (3) || R-T33  (1) (2) (3)
Week Three - Artie (1) (2) (3) || Ankou (1) (2) (3) || R-T33 (1) (2) (3)
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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour: So far..just a note
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 04:46:57 PM »
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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour: So far..just a note
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 05:56:52 PM »
Ohh Ricalynn good to see you back on a story, will be waiting patiently (mostly) :)

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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour: So far..just a note
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 06:44:26 PM »
"No Pressure." I love it already!
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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour: So far..just a note
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2017, 07:28:02 PM »
Love the hand written note, its a nice touch.


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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour: So far..just a note
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 07:54:47 PM »
*School girl squeal* GRIMS!!! I love that note.

Y'all are making me want to work on setting mine up soon. Rotation play scares me.

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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2017, 08:25:00 PM »
My rivalries families cough politely every time I load up the Sims. We are British so it's all very understated I do hope the Grims are a little more forcefully outspoken with their watcher.

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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour: So far..just a note
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2017, 10:10:56 PM »
Yaaaayyyyy, she's back!!!
You've been very much missed, you know!

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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour: So far..just a note
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 11:20:15 PM »
Thank you everyone for stopping by!  It does me something good to see so many responses and the story hasn't even really begun yet. 
@LenaLJ I promise to not make you wait too terribly much longer for the actual story but you know I have to do a set up first.
@MarianT I hope that I don't disappoint then with how this is going but it feels right so that should help.
@cyclonenic Thank you!  I try to make sure that the story is as fun for the readers as it is for me.  Though to be honest, I enjoy teasing just a little bit.  So now you've been warned!
@FrancescaFiori Isn't that everyone's favorite type of meat?  Even the Vegetarians seem to enjoy it!  ;)
@sdhoey you know me well but don't forget I always keep an ace up my sleeve.  and Rotation play scares me too BUT not as much as it touches my little micro-managing nerves.  I'm doing it anyway!
@ratchie I would expect nothing less from your Sims and you should know mine are never well-behaved. 
@oshizu You knew before anyone else I would take the leap and I appreciate your support before and during this. 

As a note for those that enjoyed the Larger text versions of my IDC with Artie Grim, I am working on getting the wordpress setup once again and once that's available it will become a thing for this thread too.  Just going to take me a bit to remember how. haha!  Hey I got it to work.   
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Without further adieu....



Prologue - Meeting the Competition


Brash Voice: Oh you have got to be kidding me!  Whose idea was it to meet on top of a ziggurat?!


Brash Voice: *slight huff* So many stairs.. way too early for this nonsense.  And without a book of life too?  Crazy people with crazy ideas.
*huff*
Brash:  Almost there.



Brash: Oh great it's you two. I can't believe the nerve of your factions showing up like this with you two!
Articulated: *same time as Brash* You've got to be kidding me..
Modulated:  Late as always.  I told you he wouldn't disobey a direct order.
Brash: My orders are not going to stop me from kicking you two off this ziggurat and then you two can climb it again.


Articulated: If he's going to be this way, I'm leaving.
Brash: Go ahead.  I'll let the watcher know you left and broke the truce first.
Modulated:  We haven't actually started the fire so the meeting isn't in session.
Articulated:  Then I can go..
Brash: *tosses in a match*


Articulated: I dislike you.
Brash: Remember when we were on the same side.
Articulated:  That was before the incident at the retreat in Roaring Heights.
Brash: Oh yea!  I thought you looked familiar.  Wait.. you look different.
Articulated: How can he possibly be a founder.
Modulated:  His idiocy just makes our victory that much more certain.
Brash: That's what you think.


Modulated: We should probably discuss the terms that need to be stated before we go.
Articulated: Have you even seen the rules, brute?
Brash: No. My family has always been the Immortal kind.  Surely you would get that.
Modulated: Here is my entry pad.  Please read them over.
Brash: What kind of strange mess is this?!
Articulated: A well-defined challenge.
Brash: So my choices are Mansion Baron, boring, Retail, boring, Restaurant, not fun, Oooh Vampire Hunter.  I want to do that, maybe cure some aliens too.  That possible yet.
Other Two:  No.
Modulated: Neither is an option for you.


Later...
Brash: Fine fine, whatever you two want. 
Articulated: Oh.. one more thing before we put the fire out and go our separate ways.
Modulated: I don't recall anything else on the agenda.
Articulated:  I want the Goths.. They are mine you cannot have them.
Brash: Hey wait a minute.  The Goths are mine.  We've been family more times than I care to mention.
Modulated: Bella was ours first therefore she should be mine.

*bickering continues..*

Articulated: We're getting no where fast with this.
Brash: I can't believe we just resorted to pull names out of a.. whatever that was he just had us use.
Articulated: Last thing - here is a map of the area, choose which section of Newcrest is going to be yours. 
Brash: Why not the city?
Articulated: Do you really want to live in a tiny apartment or do you want to build a home?
Brash: Point made.
Modulated: And rocket ships are not easily placed within apartments.
Brash: But wormhole generators are.
Modulated: That is not the point and you know it.
Articulated: Children.. Newcrest.  Pick a section for yourself.
Brash: That one is mine.  It's fitting.
Modulated:  Then I will accept this section.
Articulated: Which leaves the final one for me and I'm perfectly alright with that choice.  Good luck gentlemen.
Modulated: May the best faction win.
Brash: Yes, I will win.. but you two handsome devils have fun, alright?



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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour: Meeting the Competition
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2017, 11:31:14 PM »
Um, yes. I'm having a terrible problem viewing your images. All I see are feet. No faces at all! Surely this is a mistake and not a tantalizing attempt to drive me crazy with anticipation . . . :)
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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour: Meeting the Competition
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2017, 11:33:57 PM »
Oooh a new Rival Dynasty challenge I presume! The introduction has me really curious, I'll definitely be following this!

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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour: Meeting the Competition
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2017, 11:41:19 PM »
Ooh, I think I recognized some boot toes and an elbow....not!
You're such a terrible tease, hahaha.

Okay, waiting now.

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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour: Meeting the Competition
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2017, 11:43:55 PM »
Oh my gosh! I can't wait! As a person who's been with the Grim family since the third TS3 ID. So excited for this! And Vampires!! Yay!
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2017, 05:18:14 AM »
Well you weren't kidding about being a tease  ;D The anticipation for the next chapter is very high. So many questions need to be answered! Are they all male? Is the vampire hunter human or is it the alien? Who won the right to Bella Goth? lol. Great storytelling.

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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2017, 07:28:08 AM »
Nice.  Waiting....

And btw, nice ziggurat!  Between that and the note, looks like you're getting all set up for something long and juicy.
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2017, 09:04:59 AM »
Okay, Looking at those names. I know one, I think I know another one. But that's third one is throwing me off.

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Re: The Grim Rivalries Tour: Meeting the Competition
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2017, 03:03:34 PM »
@FrancescaFiori  Haha.  I wondered how long it would take someone to mention that.  You were quicker than I had anticipated and sorry I made you wait longer but as a special little birdy knows I had several issues happening with the file that made me question if my game was legal for a moment there or if I would have to start over.  It was a hassle but I hadn't posted in the thread yet until I was certain it was in game issues not just my game kind of thing.

@NexttoNormal Hi!  I don't think we've met haha. I'm Rica and this is what I do.  I enjoy teasers and anticipation, come enjoy the ride with me.  And yes a new RDC.  Until the point where I attempt RDC & IDC simultaneously

@oshizu There's actually TWO elbows ;)  Hah the wait is almost over.  At least one part.

@audbooh Welcome back to the Grim ride!  and yes at least one vampire will be a part of this. 

@cyclonenic Can't say you weren't warned right? 

@wfgodot Thank you!  I love the Ziggurat and it's actually a Maxis created building that I placed in Oasis Springs in a new file just for those shots. and I didn't even show the faces of the Sims hah.  I added the fire for fun too. 

@sdhoey Are you sure my dear? ;) Remember I like to keep cards hidden near by elbows.  But I'm going to give at least one answer.. right now...

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Week 1 - Setting Up


A Familiar Brash Voice - Just once I would like one of these things to start with an already provided house.
Another Familiar Tone - I think that particular scenario is reserved for Dream and Reality-Show Worlds.  Remember your last dream?
Artie -  You mean the dreammare where I gave birth to quads.  Yes it's still very fresh in my memory.  So uhh..
Addy -  Oh look at the time. I'll be right back.


A Modulated Tone - So this is how it feels to look upon an empty lot.
Addy - *clears throat* You're not in disguise.
Modulated - Whoops.


Modulated - So this is how it feels to look upon an empty lot.
Addy - Yes.  Yes it is but I have a surprise for you.
Modulated - I am not particularly fond of surprises.
Addy - You'll like this one.


Addy - Ta-da!
Modulated - Oh, you shouldn't have.
Addy - I know it's not much but it's what you can afford while I spend time with someone else.  You'll be on your own for two weeks.  Play as many video games as you would like.
Modulated - Actually if I could talk to you--
Addy - Bye!


Articulated Timbre - This will not do very well at all.
Addy - I'm aware but it's what you start with.  Just like the others.  But I do plan to assist you quite quickly with your immediate needs.
Articulated - Oh but wouldn't that give me a leg up on the others?
Addy - Well actually just one other.  I've already offered the other person who is not being watched this week a home.  And I'm about to make one for you. 


Addy - One gloomy hovel complete with vampiric surprises.
Articulated - *sarcasm* You shouldn't have.
Addy - Oh don't give me that tone.  Let's go take care of that one little piece of business and then I'm off to start the first week with Artie.
Articulated - How come he's going first?
Addy - You know why just come on.  I know exactly where to go. 
Articulated - As do I.
Addy - I could just leave you now.. let you suffer as a mortal while I work with Artie then you can go through the transformation when you're supposed to  be getting work done.
Articulated - It's moments like this I'm not sure to be proud or upset. Let's go and get this over with so you can go back your Great grandfather.  Though I do enjoy taking time away from him.
Addy - I'm not getting in the middle of this...


Artie - Where have you been?
Addy - Don't you dare give me that look!
Artie - I'll look at you how I choose.
Addy - I went to give the others somewhere to sleep and play.
Artie - It's almost noon.  We have work to do.  As for the real reason behind my question.. you can answer that on our way to Willow Creek.
Addy - Why we going to Willow Creek?
Artie - You don't share information with me and I don't have to share information with you.  *walks away*
Addy - Children.. you're all children.
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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2017, 03:13:43 PM »
Wheee! I count seven elbows this time!
I think we're almost there now! Are we there yet?
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2017, 03:30:31 PM »
I love your alien's disguise. And why am I not surprised that Artie had the brash voice? He has to win, though. He'll be furious if he doesn't.
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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2017, 03:37:44 PM »
Aw man, I'm so excited! Can't wait for the next update!!
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