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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Hi Me!
« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2017, 12:11:46 PM »
What a hilarious update!  Whenever Jaime spoke, I kept picturing Peter Sellers (in his Pink Panther role).

How odd about everyone disliking Izumi!!! Does she have that vampire power Aura of the Undead or something?
Oooh, so many prospects for Abernathy! Elsa is so charming!

Way to go, Gaivan! Great job on maxing all your requirements. I'm sorry you couldn't keep the baby!
So, team Elsa is already forming?
I had so much fun writing Romance Guru Jaime!  Glad you enjoyed the poorly-enacted accent.
Not sure what the issue is for Izumi, but I find that unless I micromanage and dictate all of the interactions with her, something ends up going negatively and embarrassed moodlets also can happen.
Yeah, the alien baby would have been a glorious addition, but I need to keep focused on my plans and not jeopardize things just because alien babies are adorable.

Congratulations, Gaivan, and sorry about the alien baby.
Jaime's time with us has been too short, but you're probably getting tired of typing "z".
I think Abernathy should marry Gretchen Ojo because 1. pink hair and 2. she's named Gretchen.
Yeah, the advantage of moving in an elder pollinator is that they clear up a space for the next pollinator really quickly.
Gretchen!  As soon as I saw that was her name I was instantly thinking of your Gretchen and had to convince myself not to pick her just because of the name and to actually wait until she grew up to decide if she should be the choice.

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The Took Immortal Dynasty, He's a Real Boy!
« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2017, 12:12:19 PM »
Pippin:  As we rejoin the Took household, they have been invited to the Goth household where Alex is having a birthday.



Abernathy:  Shouldn't he have already aged up by now?
Rieko:  Never mind that, who's the blonde?
Pippin:  That would be Delaney Holiday, daughter of Jeremy and Summer.  Anyway, if this is a birthday party, Alex will need a cake.  Gaivan, could you take care of that?
Gaivan:  I...that if...and they...so then.



Pippin:  And Bella Goth is really not happy about someone using her kitchen.
Vincent:  Don't worry, I got this.



Pippin:  That was rather a slick move other than the fact that her husband was in that room.
Vincent:  Eh, he'll get over it.



Rieko:  Happy birthday, Alex!
Delaney Holiday:  You guys are so sweet!  Poor Alex.  None of his family members even came down to see him blow out the candles.
Gaivan:  Well, Vincent...Bella and...
Rieko:  Yes, sweetie, that's really sad for poor Alexander, but we're here for him.
Alex:  That's awesome.  By the way, who are you people?
Pippin:  Oh yeah, I guess he had never met any of you other than Abernathy before this party.  Anyway, we continue progressing through Abernathy's teen years with lots of time given to skilling.



Abernathy:  Yo, trophy wife!
Izumi:  Hi!  Did you notice I got a makeover?
Abernathy:  Not really.
Izumi:  Do you think that means I've finally really been accepted by your family?
Abernathy:  I think it means our Watcher's shallow.
Pippin:  Hey, I just thought she might look even more beautiful if...dang it.  I'm just proving your point right now.
Izumi:  Well, I don't care why it happened, it just makes me feel special.
Abernathy:  That's nice.  By the way, checkmate.
Izumi:  (sigh)
Pippin:  And we move from this (questionably) romantic couple to another couple...who had experienced a birthday...



Johnny:  You...you're a young adult?!?!?
Navya:  You bet I am, old timer!



Johnny:  I have loved you from the day I've met you and I've gotten Pippin to agree to only use me as a pollinator of you from now on.
Navya:  That is so sick and twisted.  I love it!
Johnny:  Pippin, can we have like, 7 children and skip the fertility massages so we have to try a lot?
Pippin:  I don't want to fill up her household and have no room for another generation of her excellent genes!
Navya:  Household?  You know I'm a homeless townie, right?
Pippin:  I don't have time for your sass!  Okay, how about 4 children?
Johnny:   5!
Pippin:  Deal.



Johnny:  I'm so happy!
Navya:  I hear it takes at least 15 tries before a Sim can be certain the try for baby has worked.
Johnny:  I'm so much happier!!
Pippin:  Yeah, they're cute.  But Navya is not the only Sim who aged from teen to young adult this week.



Abernathy:  So, I'm having my birthday party today and my mom wants me to invite all of my top spousal options.
Izumi:  So you're just inviting me?
Abernathy:  Actually, I'm inviting almost every girl in high school and wasn't going to invite you since you'll already be here as you're part of our family club.
Izumi:  Oh.  Well, as long as I get to be there.  I guess.
Pippin:  Psh, don't sweat it, Izumi!  You'll get to show off the minor change we made to your party attire!
Abernathy:  Out of curiosity, Pippin, how much time did you spend on her sleepwear?
Pippin:  I am an artist, sir.  Great art cannot be rushed!
Abernathy:  Shallow.



Abernathy:  Thanks for coming to my party, everyone.  I'm actually only thanking you because my mom's making me.
Elsa:  Well, you'll soon be a real boy, Pinocchio!
Betsy:  I can't believe I finally get some screen time and your dad covers my face with his club emblem.
Kiana:  I never got a birthday party.  Or a chance to meet my dad.  And I'm strangely no longer a redhead.  Excuse me.  I think I need to go water your garden.  With my tears.
Abernathy:   Thanks!



Vincent:  Sooooooo, how you ladies doin'?
Kiana:  Ugh, creepy old man alert.
Alyse:  Hmmm, tempted to slow dance with him.
Pippin:  So you can pick his pocket?
Alyse:  I am offended, sir.  And yes.



Abernathy:  So, my mom says I have to thank you for coming.
Rieko:  Try to interact socially a little bit more like a human, dear.
Kiana:  You already thanked me.
Abernathy:  Oh.  Was that you?
Kiana:  I'm so sad.  So very, very sad.
Delaney:  Thanks so much for having me, Abernathy!  Your family is just so sweet!
Rieko:  There's just something I like about the blonde girl in purple.
Pippin:  Is it, perhaps, that she's a blonde girl in purple?
Rieko:  It just might be!
Abernathy:  Cake shot now?
Pippin:  Umm, about that...
Rieko:  You didn't take a cake shot?!?!?
Pippin:  Ummm...celebratory dance party?



Rieko: Woot woot!  Get it, Summer Holiday's ugly twin!
Johnny:  I hate you all.
Pippin:  Wait...Izumi!!  What are you doing?!?!?



Izumi:  Back off, little miss thing.  He's mine!
Elsa:  Uhhhhh...
Pippin:  It is not okay to eat the guests!
Izumi:  It is not okay to steal my man.



Izumi:  I'm the one who's here all the time to help rally the troops and to help Abernathy skill up his logic and I'm even trying to eat human food even though it makes me sick every single time!  She is not going to sneak in and steal him away.
Pippin:  And, disturbingly, it seems that she wasn't the only possessive one.



Macie:  Alright, Mohawk, let's get one thing straight:  Abernathy is my boyfriend!  You and your mean-spirited angst-girl self had better look elsewhere.
Alyse:  ...I'm actually frightened right now.  Has anyone ever told you you're terrifying?
Macie:   Chelsie tells me all the time.
Pippin:  And, sadly, Abernathy's party only hit silver.  Fortunately, Raj's birthday was the next day...



Pippin:  Alright, let's get ready for this party!  Johnny, can you turn down the weird light coming from your belly?
Johnny:  Ugh, I think I'm going to be ill.
Rieko:  You will wait until after the party, Johnny.  We're hitting gold on this one!
Johnny:  Yes ma'am.



Alyse:  Oh, I suppose you came to the party to try to win over the dynasty heir?
Gretchen:  You realize that the birthday boy is my Dad, right?
Alyse:  Oh, you're a pollinator kid like me.
Gretchen:  No, my parents are happily married and Dad's faithful.  He just has to live in the household since he's their ambrosia slave.
Alyse:  So you're not angling to marry Abernathy?
Gretchen:  Oh no, I totally am, but I can be here without looking as desperate as you.  Now give me back my wallet.



Betsy:  Guys!  I'm actually getting some face time!  Love me, forum!!
Pippin:  Umm, Tanvi, are you dressed in Lilith's party attire on purpose?
Tanvi:  Well, she was supposed to be a future dynasty spouse, so I just figured...
Elsa:  So, Alyse, can your Mohawk pick up radio frequencies?



Abernathy:  Thanks for the DNA sample, Kylie.
Kiana:  It's Kiana.
Abernathy:  Oh, thanks.  I'd hate to mislabel it.
Tanvi:  He's never gotten my name wrong.  Just sayin'.
Pippin:  Don't think he's ever called you by name.
Kiana:  Does he even know your name?
Tanvi:  ...probably.



Pippin:  Woot!  Totally got the cake shot!!
Raj:  Ow, my back!
Pippin:  You really look sophisticated.
Raj:  Thanks, but wouldn't it have been nice if my wife and any of my kids besides Gretchen had actually been invited?
Pippin:  Oh.  Good call.  I'll...maybe I could...
Rieko:  He'll let you go over and visit them on Abernathy's first day off after he starts his job.
Raj:  Really?  That would be great!
Pippin:  Live forever, Reiko.  Forever!
Rieko:  I'll last as long as I can, Pippin.
Pippin:  But someone didn't last that long in our household.



Romance Guru Jaime:  Adieu, mes amis!  Eet haz been ze great treat to be ah part ov zees dynazty!



Izumi:  (bawling like a baby) He was always so nice to me!  He never got mad when I'd vomit and mess up the toilets and wasn't irritated by my being a vampire.  He was such a great guy!
Abernathy:  I think I should probably be comforting you. 
Pippin:  Ummm, yeah!
Abernathy:  Don't really know how.  (pats her back)  There there.
Izumi:  (leans into him weeping)
Grim:  Oh.  I came when Gaivan wasn't here.  Is that not helpful anymore?  Is it about my boy Abe now?
Abernathy:  Yeah, but it's fine.  Can we chat after you're done?
Grim:  Sure!



Abernathy:  Alright, Grim and Fluffy, thanks for coming to this meeting of the Brain Trust.  My mom's really pushing for me to pick a spouse, so I'm going to need your input.
Grim:  Oooo, you took pictures!
FLuffy:  Mooooooo!
Pippin:  And we leave the household with Abernathy already at level 4 of his career (thanks to buying connections which will not be a unique reward), all of his whims already completed, the grilled cheese aspiration finished, the freelance botanist aspiration most of the way finished, and three skills over level 5.



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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, He's a Real Boy!
« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2017, 01:10:52 PM »
Go Abernathy! Wow, so recently a Young Adult and already forging ahead so quickly!
What impresses me the most, though, is that Abernathy managed to complete the Grilled Cheese aspiration without doubling his girth.

Oh no! Jaime, you were with the Tooks so briefly! And your successor Johnny is going rogue and turning into a one-household pollinator...
R.I.P. Jaime. We look forward to seeing your offspring grow up.

I'm sad about Izumi missing out due to her vampire weakness. But heavy drama, Izumi! Your status with Abernathy seems very shaky these days.
Who else, besides Izumi, did not spring from the loins of a pollinator? Tanvi and Gretchen? Who does Abernathy have the highest friendship with?
Most importantly, who does Pippin favor?

Haha, two alien adbuction/pregnancies in one generation!? Will Johnny's kid stay to become a dynasty slave or will you recruit outside?
Great update!


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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, He's a Real Boy!
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2017, 08:38:12 PM »
Go Abernathy! Wow, so recently a Young Adult and already forging ahead so quickly!
What impresses me the most, though, is that Abernathy managed to complete the Grilled Cheese aspiration without doubling his girth.

Oh no! Jaime, you were with the Tooks so briefly! And your successor Johnny is going rogue and turning into a one-household pollinator...
R.I.P. Jaime. We look forward to seeing your offspring grow up.

I'm sad about Izumi missing out due to her vampire weakness. But heavy drama, Izumi! Your status with Abernathy seems very shaky these days.
Who else, besides Izumi, did not spring from the loins of a pollinator? Tanvi and Gretchen? Who does Abernathy have the highest friendship with?
Most importantly, who does Pippin favor?

Haha, two alien adbuction/pregnancies in one generation!? Will Johnny's kid stay to become a dynasty slave or will you recruit outside?
Great update!
Johnny's kid won't be staying around.  Need the spaces in the house. 
Abernathy was also hitting the gym throughout his Grilled Cheese aspiration (which may have been slightly driven by the desire to have Rieko work out), so he used the treadmill to drop grilled cheese weight and then would pack more on.  His figure definitely fluctuates a bit throughout his teen years, but nothing like poor Candy.  She and Summer simply hang around the house all the time at club gatherings and they eat.  Even Izumi has put on some weight because of it, but being a vampire, she doesn't really keep the food down, so I think that's prevented some of the weight gain?  Maybe?
Funny you ask about the specifics of the options.  I've prepared an update about that...

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The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Brain Trust!
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2017, 08:39:09 PM »
Pippin:  When last we left the Took household, the Brain Trust had been called into session.



Abernathy:  So, apparently I have to make an actual baby.
Grim:  You have to make a baby?
Abernathy:  Well, I could, because cloning, but apparently I need to do it the old fashioned way.
Fluffy:  Mooohoo?
Abernathy:  That's right, boy.  And the issue is that my mom is requiring me to actually pick who my partner in this endeavor will be.
Grim:  Wow, your life is so hard.
Abernathy:  Sarcasm?
Grim:  (sarcastically) Nooooooooooo.
Abernathy:  Oh.  Okay then.  Thanks, man.  So, options.



Abernathy:  Izumi.  She's gloomy, outgoing, and a goofball.  My Watcher informs me that she's absolutely gorgeous though everyone hates her.  Apparently that's a bad thing.
Fluffy:  MooOOOO!!!
Grim:  Yeah she is!  Haven't you been getting along well with her though since your Watcher's been micromanaging your interactions?
Abernathy:  Yeah.  He also says she might be more likeable once she's not a vampire, though that would certainly be less interesting.  Anyway, next.



Abernathy:  Kiana Cowan.  She's still a teen and is squeamish and creative.  She seems rather full of self-doubt and self-loathing.  Let's be honest, she'll be fun to mess with.  Of course, she's also blue and has interesting features, so our breeding could be a significant genetic experiment.
Grim:  Isn't she one of Jeremy's kids, so wouldn't that make a quarter of the town's population ineligible as spouses for future generations?
Fluffy:  Moo.  Moo moooo moo, mooMOO moo moOOO moo.
Abernathy:  True, Fluffy.  They will need good friends, so that still helps.  Next.



Abernathy:  Tanvi Foy.  She's already a young adult and a neat art lover.  She's not a pollination kid.  She was the child my mom made me spend time with, so I guess she's my oldest friend or whatever.
Grim:  Hmm, that one might be psychotically jealous, though.
Fluffy:  Moo moo MOOO moooooo.
Abernathy:  What's that Fluffy?  She's more cute than beautiful?  Okay.



Abernathy:  Elsa McElroy the perfectionist bro.
Grim:  Can a girl be a bro?
Fluffy:  Moo moo MOO!
Grim:  You're right.  I'm sorry.  Anyway, I think she's lovely.
Abernathy:  So I'm told.
Grim:  And randomly generated.
Fluffy:  Mooo moomooo MOO moo.
Abernathy:  Yes, and sassy.  Anyway,



Abernathy:  Gretchen Ojo is still a teen.  She's an active glutton, which I suppose should balance out well.
Grim:  Oh yeah, she's Raj's Miko's daughter.  Doesn't really conflict with any pollinator lines then, right?
Fluffy:  Moomoo MOOmoo moo?
Abernathy:  Yes, she is fairly ridiculous, but some people find that refreshing.  Next up...



Abernathy:  Alyse Rosa.  She's a mean kleptomaniac teen.  I can't decide if that's a good thing or not.
Grim:  Well, she could steal you lots of neat stuff.
Fluffy:  moomoo MOO mooMOO?
Abernathy:  True, she does make that Mohawk look work.  Next.



Abernathy:  Betsy Haas is a teen creative music lover.  Mom loves that.
Grim:  Isn't she the kid Jeremy had with Maaike?  I've heard Maaike's kids sometimes turn out a little...questionable, but she's pretty cute.
Fluffy:  Moomoo MOO moo?
Grim:  Yeah, I guess "pretty cute" is kind of redundant.
Abernathy:  Next!



Abernathy:  Delaney Holiday.  Mom is just smitten with this one.  She acts all sweet and kind around her, but is actually mean and evil.
Grim:  Hmmm, interesting.  Isn't she one of Jeremy's though?
Abernathy:  Yeah, but there's that whole friends requirement again.
Fluffy:  Moomoo Moo MOO moo?
Abernathy:  Yeah, I suppose Pippin could have fun with the evil version of Rieko playing on the blonde in purple thing.  Next.



Abernathy:  Eva Landgraab is a lazy and gloomy teen.  Another one of Jeremy's daughters.
Grim:  Okay, she is a prettier version of Eyeore from Winney the Pooh!  Why wasn't she at the parties or anything?
Abernathy:  We didn't run across her until we went to the gym afterwards.
Fluffy:  MooMOO moo MOOHOO HOO!
Abernathy:  Yes.  I suppose she probably going to be a rather shapely adult.  Anyway, who do we like?
Grim:  I go for the one with hair.
Abernathy:  Hair?
Grim:  And legs.
Fluffy:  moo moo MOO?
Abernathy:  So, was it this one?



Fluffy:  Moohoo MOO moomoo
Grim:  Right on!

Pippin:  So, now we know what the Brain Trust thinks.  What do you think?
(And for those of you who like "dark horse" options, there are the Pancake twins who will be teens any day now and no one has pollinated Zoe Patel yet if we decide to go with the older woman approach)

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Brain Trust!
« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2017, 09:54:10 PM »
I really, really like Izumi who already has that whole trophy wife thing going with Abernathy, but she would take a lot of effort. She needs to get cured of vampirism, after which her relationships with everyone should improve and she'll stop vomiting what she eats. Did you check what her vampire rank is? Grand Master?
It's hard to compare Izumi with the other prospects unless she's cured of vampirism first. As long as she remains a vampire, we don't really know what she's bringing to the table.
Anyway, Izumi is presently ineligible to marry Abernathy because she's a vampire, otherwise I would vote for her.

Since Izumi isn't an IDC-eligible spousal candidate, I'm casting my vote for Elsa. She's not only really pretty but her perfectionist trait will be good for completing either the Author or Painter aspirations. She could bring lots of wealth into the household apart from her excellent genes and her sass.
I'm not supporting any of the pollinators' daughters. Marrying a pollinator's daughter so early in the challenge would reduce the future pool of spousal options, imho.

Egads, what's happened to Candy!? She appears facing backward in that shot of Elsa, looking positively unappealing. Candy, get thee to a treadmill!

P.S. I love Fluffy! I think I'm ready to vote for whomever Fluffly likes the best!

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« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2017, 09:40:17 AM »
I'm surprised that gloomy and goofball aren't incompatible traits. Anyway, here's my take:
1.Avoid all of Jeremy's offspring. The fact that there are so many girls is good -- you can have your next pollinator get them all pregnant.
2. Since Izumi is a vampire, she's going to be a young adult forever until she's cured. So you can always bring her in as a spouse for some future heir if you want.

That leaves Gretchen, Elsa, and Tanvi. Go with whichever one you like best.
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« Reply #57 on: July 16, 2017, 10:09:53 AM »
Honestly, any non-Jeremy girl works for Abernathy. Provided the Jems are not all pollinated by the same dude, the Jems' grandkids won't recognize each other as closely related. Example: Eva and Delaney's kids, Y and Z, will be cousins but if Y marries Gen 3, the future Gen 4 won't be closely related enough to Z (first cousin once removed) or their kids (second cousins) to consider them related. Therefore, you get more bang for your buck.

Beyond that, I hope you can keep Kiana's blue going, that is a really pretty shade.

As for who should be Abernathy's spouse, I'm voting for Elsa too.

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« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2017, 11:19:31 AM »
As much as I agree with no Jeremy kiddos, I love Alyse. Jade's spawn hold a place in my heart. <3
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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Brain Trust!
« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2017, 11:32:41 AM »
Don't know if it will change anyone's votes, but to clarify, Izumi will be cured of vampirism before being moved in.  Rieko has had vampire lore maxed since Abernathy was a toddler.

I really, really like Izumi who already has that whole trophy wife thing going with Abernathy, but she would take a lot of effort. She needs to get cured of vampirism, after which her relationships with everyone should improve and she'll stop vomiting what she eats. Did you check what her vampire rank is? Grand Master?
It's hard to compare Izumi with the other prospects unless she's cured of vampirism first. As long as she remains a vampire, we don't really know what she's bringing to the table.
Anyway, Izumi is presently ineligible to marry Abernathy because she's a vampire, otherwise I would vote for her.

Since Izumi isn't an IDC-eligible spousal candidate, I'm casting my vote for Elsa. She's not only really pretty but her perfectionist trait will be good for completing either the Author or Painter aspirations. She could bring lots of wealth into the household apart from her excellent genes and her sass.
I'm not supporting any of the pollinators' daughters. Marrying a pollinator's daughter so early in the challenge would reduce the future pool of spousal options, imho.

Egads, what's happened to Candy!? She appears facing backward in that shot of Elsa, looking positively unappealing. Candy, get thee to a treadmill!

P.S. I love Fluffy! I think I'm ready to vote for whomever Fluffly likes the best!
Yes, Izumi is a grand master (grand mistress?) vampire.  I'm glad you've enjoyed all the trophy wife banter  ;=)  It's been really fun to write.
In terms of pollinator offspring, I had the 4 different pollinators (Jeremy, Johnny, Vincent, and Romance Guru Jaime specifically to avoid cutting off too many options for future heirs.
Yeah, Candy just hangs out at the house and eats.  Summer's put on a little weight as well, but Candy has put on quite a bit more.  She's just stress eating.
SO glad you enjoy Fluffy  :=)

I'm surprised that gloomy and goofball aren't incompatible traits. Anyway, here's my take:
1.Avoid all of Jeremy's offspring. The fact that there are so many girls is good -- you can have your next pollinator get them all pregnant.
2. Since Izumi is a vampire, she's going to be a young adult forever until she's cured. So you can always bring her in as a spouse for some future heir if you want.

That leaves Gretchen, Elsa, and Tanvi. Go with whichever one you like best.
I agree that gloomy and goofball should conflict, yet here she is.
If Izumi isn't Abernathy's spouse, I don't think she'll be a spouse option at all. 
In terms of the "whichever one you like best" logic, my biggest problem is that none of them are standing out quite that much.  Back in my RDC, blonde Izumi was the immediate and obvious choice.  With Gaivan, Rieko was the obvious choice (even though I'd planned on marrying him off to Candy).  For Abernathy, no one has stuck out quite that way.  Izumi had been the plan (much like Candy had been), but I'm not sure I'm still on board with the plan (though that shallow side of me still finds her gorgeous).

Honestly, any non-Jeremy girl works for Abernathy. Provided the Jems are not all pollinated by the same dude, the Jems' grandkids won't recognize each other as closely related. Example: Eva and Delaney's kids, Y and Z, will be cousins but if Y marries Gen 3, the future Gen 4 won't be closely related enough to Z (first cousin once removed) or their kids (second cousins) to consider them related. Therefore, you get more bang for your buck.

Beyond that, I hope you can keep Kiana's blue going, that is a really pretty shade.

As for who should be Abernathy's spouse, I'm voting for Elsa too.
Kiana and her blue skin tone will definitely be a pollinator target if she doesn't end up as the spouse.
Again, the multiple pollinators eases the tension on the threat of marrying pollinator kids.  As long as I can keep rotating pollinators through and only having them pollinate the kids from a single previous pollinator's line, I can avoid having too many spouse options related to each other.  The problem with this generation is that Johnny, Vincent, and Romance Guru Jaime didn't get started until later, so most of the age-eligible ladies from pollinated lineage are Jeremy's.

As much as I agree with no Jeremy kiddos, I love Alyse. Jade's spawn hold a place in my heart. <3
Aww, some love for Alyse!  Not gonna lie, I think a mean klepto makes for some really fun writing opportunities.  Again, I'm a little less hesitant on marrying into a pollinator line since I have three such lines going.

Thanks, everyone, for the feedback.  I'm actually avoiding playing for a while so I can figure out which direction I want Abernathy to go spouse-wise (and there's plenty of housework that needs my attention anyway).


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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Brain Trust!
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2017, 11:54:48 AM »
Wow, I'm stupid, Izumi was hanging around so much I thought she'd already joined the household. Wow, good job, self. Way to pay attention. *headdesk*

Hmm...maybe have Abernathy go to different bars on Alien Night and see if any aliens catch his/your eye? Since he's not really clicking with human beings or vampires, and he loves science/experimenting on things, maybe aliens could give something he's looking for.

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Brain Trust!
« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2017, 12:00:35 PM »
Wow, I'm stupid, Izumi was hanging around so much I thought she'd already joined the household. Wow, good job, self. Way to pay attention. *headdesk*

Hmm...maybe have Abernathy go to different bars on Alien Night and see if any aliens catch his/your eye? Since he's not really clicking with human beings or vampires, and he loves science/experimenting on things, maybe aliens could give something he's looking for.
Psh, there's no stupidity at play there at all.  Basically, Candy, Summer, and Izumi all practically live there since I have the club gathering going almost all the time so there's always one of those extras around for a quick rallying of the troops.  They also help out by always eating whatever food is handy (poor Candy).
I enjoy that you've now cast a vote for "none of the above."  Alien night does sound like an Abernathy thing to do at least to get DNA samples.

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The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Man of Science
« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2017, 12:46:24 AM »
Pippin:  We left the Took household with the heir in a conundrum.  Actually, I just like the word "conundrum."  Realistically, he was just vaguely indecisive.
Abernathy:  Conundrum did sound better.
Pippin:  Right?  But perhaps more importantly, the heir's mother was quite unhappy with one of the potential spouses.



Rieko:  So you ate one of our guests?
Izumi:  I wouldn't say "ate."  It's more like I nibbled fairly aggressively at her. 
Rieko:  Excuse me.  I must go mix up a drink.
Izumi:  Ummm, okay...
Abernathy:  Ooooooo, this is about to get interesting.
Candy:  What is?
Abernathy:  Just watch.
Rieko:  Alright, fang freak, it's go time!



Candy:  OH!  That's gotta hurt!



Abernathy:  Hmm, didn't know an arm could bend that way.



Rieko:  In your face!
Abernathy:  Literally.
Pippin:  And so, we did away with Izumi's vampiric ways.  Oh, guess it's about time for Abernathy to start his job.



Abernathy:  Umm, random dramatic running shot?
Pippin:  Kind of.
Abernathy:  Should I be in slow motion?
Pippin:  Yes.  That would be nice!
Abernathy:  You are a special kind of cookie.



Abernathy:  It is slightly possible that my job is not very exciting to document at this point.
Pippin:  (sigh) You're right.  At any rate, we've started to narrow down the spouse choices, and since you aren't choosing Tanvi...



Tanvi:  Thanks for agreeing to meet with me, Congressman Feng.  I'm really interested in a career in politics.
Victor (whom I have accidentally been calling Vincent off and on):  Oh, I'd be quite delighted to take you under my wing, as they say.



Tanvi:  Wow, you were being very literal!
Victor/Vincent:  I have a feeling you and I will be working very closely together.
Tanvi:  I have a feeling that is also literal.
Victor/Vincent:  Guilty as charged!
Pippin:  Well, be quick about it.  We've already gotten your warning from Grim.
Rieko:  Nice sensitivity, Pippin.
Pippin:  Hey!  I was complimenting his good genes!  Oh, look who's back from work.



Abernathy:  Hey, Fluffy!  Are you sure she's the right choice?
Fluffy:  MooOOO moomoo Mooooo.
Abernathy:  Okay, if you're sure Mom will be on board with that.  You know what?  I think I'm going to autonomously go to bed even though I'm not tired.
Fluffy:  Moo?
Abernathy:  No idea.
Pippin:  Hey!  Wake back up and go interact socially!



Abernathy:  Yo, trophy wife!
Izumi:  So, Abernathy, your mom cured my vampirism.
Abernathy:  Yep.  Pretty sure it was so you'd stop eating people.
Izumi:  Anyway, now I'm exactly what you need me to be to be your wife and you have everything I want in a husband:  wealth and status.
Abernathy:  Well, I was going to marry you.  You know, the whole trophy wife thing and all.  So you don't really need to make your case.
Izumi:  I know, but I'm going to persuade you anyway.



SMOOOOOCH!!
Abernathy:  I...that was...
Izumi:  That was...?



Abernathy:  Well, I'm a man of science.  That seemed amazing the first time, but it's important to do more research to see if that continues to be just as amazing.
Izumi:  Well, you did say I'd be your test subject, so...



Pippin:  Well, this seems sweet and happy.  It's like everything worked out wonderfuly and positively with no cruel or vile manipulations.  Well, I guess the whole fight and aggressive curing of vampirism could be called cruel.  And she was kind of forced into the relationship even before Abernathy was born simple because she's pretty.  And even after that, there was a threat that she might be replaced with one of Abernathy's schoolmates.
Rieko:  Enough "Sympathy for the Devil," Jagger.



Rieko:  Alright, Nasty McVampqueen, you seem to have wormed your way into my poor boy's heart.
Izumi:  Actually, if memory serves, you pushed him on me back when he was still a toddler, so...
Rieko:  Enough!  If you're going to do this whole "trophy wife" thing, you're going to do it properly.
Izumi:  I'm sorry, what?



Izumi:  Ugh, this is exhausting!
Rieko:  Less whining!  More toning!!
Tanvi:  Umm, your household's really weird, Mr. Took.
Gaivan:  I that....we can...if they...for example...and it's...pretty much.
Tanvi:  Thanks for proving my point.
Pippin:  And speaking of households...or families anyway...



Pippin:  The Pancake twins aged up still looking extremely identical.



Macie (in the dress):  Look, daddy, I'm still way prettier than my ugly hag of a sister!
Chelsie (not in the dress):  I wish we weren't identical so I could deny that we're related.
Johnny:  Umm, just out of curiosity, does Bob know I'm your dad?
Pippin:  And Raj had some visitors.



Pippin:  This is Madeleine.  She's now a teen.  And gorgeous.
Miko:  Sure, Abernathy already picks a spouse before my beautiful baby ages up to teen.
Gretchen:  Gee, thanks mom.
Miko:  Okay little miss I-got-myself-into-unique-BFF status.
Raj:  Ummm, and your mom and I think you're beautiful, sweetie.
Gretchen:  You're the best, dad!
Pippin:  And speaking of dads, Johnny was about to become a father...again...



Pippin:  Awww, how sweet!  A little boy.  What are you going to name him?
Johnny:  Chuckles!
Pippin:  ...really?
Johnny:  He can go by Chuck.  (wipes a tear)  Okay, one more snuggle and then you've got to head to Sixam Chuck.



Johnny:  Bye bye, little guy (wipes another tear)
Pippin:  Awww, poor sad dad.  And also speaking of dads, Abernathy's dad had a rather significant moment.



Gaivan:  Oww I...and hair...that I can...with back...because that was!
Pippin:  Yep, you bet it was.  Or something.  Ready for some magic fish cake?



Gaivan:  Hmmmm, it has a peculiar taste, but the combination of the death flower and angelfish really bursts on the palette!
Pippin:  Why?  Every time it's food you become so articulate.
Rieko:  Welcome to my world.
Pippin:  And welcome to immortality, Gaivan Took:  first immortal of the Took household!

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Man of Science
« Reply #63 on: July 18, 2017, 01:30:15 AM »
I'm so happy that Abernathy ended up with Izumi after all. I mean, dat name!!!
Also, I'm curious whether she's gotten on better terms with the household since her cure.

Next time everybody goes to the gym to work out, please take Candy Behr! (Or Abernathy could make then give Candy a Slimify serum...)

Back to Gaivan, is he sitting in the subterranean Took Museum? It looks enormous! 

*blows horn and whirls the twirly thingamabob
Congrats on being the first Took to savor Ambrosia, Gaivan! Your journey to immortality just whizzed by!

And Abernathy looks so much like his father, except with wavy red hair! May you enjoy your father's professional success!
Looking forward to meeting the next-generation Took!

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Man of Science
« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2017, 07:48:30 AM »
If Abernathy hurries up and gets Izumi pregnant, and she eats carrots, Gen 3 could marry one of the Pancake twins (the one that's pretty, of course).
Congrats to Gaivan! Just keep him away from hot tubs and exercise equipment. Meditation is good.
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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Man of Science
« Reply #65 on: July 20, 2017, 11:36:59 AM »
Over the moon that Izumi was chosen  :)

Congrats on the first immortal, I noticed you have the 'embarrassed' emotion listed twice for his requirement, was one of them meant to be 'sad'?
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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Man of Science
« Reply #66 on: July 20, 2017, 01:46:52 PM »
I'm so happy that Abernathy ended up with Izumi after all. I mean, dat name!!!
Also, I'm curious whether she's gotten on better terms with the household since her cure.

Next time everybody goes to the gym to work out, please take Candy Behr! (Or Abernathy could make then give Candy a Slimify serum...)

Back to Gaivan, is he sitting in the subterranean Took Museum? It looks enormous! 

*blows horn and whirls the twirly thingamabob
Congrats on being the first Took to savor Ambrosia, Gaivan! Your journey to immortality just whizzed by!

And Abernathy looks so much like his father, except with wavy red hair! May you enjoy your father's professional success!
Looking forward to meeting the next-generation Took!
Izumi is on great terms with Abernathy.  She and Rieko, of course, have a massive hate bar because of the whole fighting involved in curing.  For every two autonomous positive interactions, they'll throw in at least one mean or mischief interaction  :=/
Yes, Izumi definitely had the name working for her, not to mention her hair.
"Well-rounded" Candy is quite amusing.  I have two treadmills in the house, she simply avoids them.
Abernathy is definitely making great progress!  I'm thinking I'll end up sitting around with nothing but the career left before too long.

If Abernathy hurries up and gets Izumi pregnant, and she eats carrots, Gen 3 could marry one of the Pancake twins (the one that's pretty, of course).
Congrats to Gaivan! Just keep him away from hot tubs and exercise equipment. Meditation is good.
Haha, go Team Pancakes!  Macie and Chelsie are quite awesome.  A soon-to-be elder spouse would have the advantage of being a well-developed character simply through the advantage of time and would have the additional and morbid advantage of clearing space in the house sooner.
Gaivan has taken up yoga as a go-to time filler.  He also just started learning the piano.  A very safe hobby option, I think.

Over the moon that Izumi was chosen  :)

Congrats on the first immortal, I noticed you have the 'embarrassed' emotion listed twice for his requirement, was one of them meant to be 'sad'?
So glad to see you back on the forum!  Haven't heard from you in a while.
Thanks for catching my typo.  The "cry it out" should have been with a sad moodlet (I think from when Jeremy passed, but it might have been Geeta), not an embarrassed.
I'm having so much fun with this dynasty and feel like it's going really well (knock on wood or at least pixels that resemble wood).

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The Took Immortal Dynasty, Their Own Private Party
« Reply #67 on: July 20, 2017, 01:48:10 PM »
Pippin:  When last we left the Took household, Gaivan had successfully achieved immortality.  Abernathy, in the meantime, was dealing with all the boredom of being the heir.



Pari:  HELP!!!  I'm on FIRE!!!
Dominik:  Must extinguish this desk!!



Abernathy:  Excellent thinking, Dominik.  We can't lose our research.
Pari:  HELP MEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Abernathy:  Oh, I'm just kidding, Pari.  I'll extinguish you.  After the desk.
Pippin:  See?  Boredom.  For some reason, Pari is his closest friend at work.  And speaking of close friends...



Elsa:  So, Pinocchio.  I understand you have terrible taste in women.
Abernathy:  I do.  I really do.
Pippin:  Oh, dear Elsa.  Fear not.  You will be pollinated and we will not lose your awesome genes.
Elsa:  Ah, I'll be some reproductive footnote in this dynasty.  Outstanding.
Pippin:  It sounds like way less of a compliment when you phrase it that way.   But speaking of compliments...



Candy:  Good heavens, Abernathy.  Look how handsome you've become!
Abernathy:  Oh, good heavens, I think I'm needed in some room without a flirty aura.  Actually, I think something's happening on the porch...



Victor:  There's a light.  I think I want to go to it...



Grim:  Nice!  Collapsing in front of the door prevents my boy Abe from coming out and getting a sad moodlet.  You are a class act, Vincent.
Pippin:  Actually, his name's Victor.
Grim:  Really?  Huh.  Had it wrong all this time.  Ah well.
Pippin:  RIP, Victor.  If only your last efforts with Tanvi had taken.  For some reason, Victor had more failed attempts than any other pollinator.  Speaking of pollinating.



Johnny:  You're sure you aren't already pregnant?
Navya:  Naw, we should try some more just to make sure.
Johnny:  I so love you!



Izumi:  OWW!!!  Hey, are you laughing at me?!?!
Rieko:  What?  Me?  No.  I just find this particular song very amusing.
Izumi:  Ugh, the pains I go through for you, Abernathy!
Pippin:  Come now, is it really all pain?



Izumi:  When I don't even have time to shower before being intimate with my sweetheart?  Yes.  Pain.
Pippin:  "Pain" is fairly relative.



Fluffy:  OMnomNOMNOM!!



Fluffy:  BLARGH!!
Navya:   Ugh, I have never been more disgusted in my life!
Izumi:  Never mind.  Not showering is no biggie.  My life is awesome.  After I grab a shower, could you send the in-laws to the porch, please?
Pippin:  Umm, sure...?



Izumi:  Abernathy, my sweet, you are frustratingly odd and ceaselessly bewildering, and my life would be so boring without that.  If you would have me, I would love to join your family as your wife.  Oh, and it would be nice if our baby was actually legitimate.
Gaivan:  And the...so sweet...because she was...and now we're...yes.
Rieko:  Agreed.  It was sweet of her to ask us to be here for that.  And a wedding makes great sense since we have a party requirement.  Battle stations, everyone!!
Pippin:  Wedding party!!!



Raj:  Hello, Gretchen!  Why don't you chat with your old dad for about 2 hours?
Gretchen:  Party requirement?
Raj:  Psh no!  Well, yes, but I also like spending time with my darling daughter!
Gretchen:  Your favorite daughter?
Johnny:  Wow, I don't envy you, Raj!



Johnny:  So I told Raj I didn't envy him and then Macie and Chelsie show up and start asking me which of them is my favorite.
Abernathy:  I think I'll only have one child.
Johnny:  Smart.



Pippin:  Totally just showing off the cake here.
Izumi:  So this shot has nothing to do with how gorgeous I look in my dress?
Pippin:  Psh, as if!  You always look gorgeous.
Candy:  What?
Pippin:  But not as gorgeous as Candy.  Please don't hit me.
Candy:  Better.
Izumi:  Well, let's head to the arch!



Izumi:  When your mom shoved an awkward toddler in front of me and said he'd be my husband, I thought she was crazy.  Now I know I'm the one who's crazy.  About you.
Abernathy:  And in the realms of intimacy and passion, you will be my only test subject.
Pippin:  You know, for him, that was fairly sweet.



About half the audience:  (sigh) That should have been me.



Pippin:  Cake time!



Johnny:  So, Ritvik, we have an opening for a pollinator...
Pippin:  Quick, Gaivan, learn his traits!
Gaivan:  He's...not that...and mean...because not...and unflirty...
Ritvik:  So, pollinator, eh?
Johnny:  Yes, so if you know anyone other than you who might be good for that job, please let me know.  Good day, sir.
Ritvik:  But I could...
Johnny:  I said good day!!
Pippin:  Way to channel your inner Willy Wonka!



Abernathy:  So glad we have four of you eating cake so we'll finish our final requirement for a gold medal.
Izumi:  And I'm so glad this is a calorie-free cake so mom-in-law doesn't shackle me to the treadmill again.
Macie:  Shackle?
Gretchen:  She's speaking metaphorically.
Izumi:  No, it was literal.
Rieko:  Woot!  Gold medal!  Dance party!!



Izumi:  Wow!  Really, Candy and Summer?
Candy:  Hey, if you've got it, flaunt it!



Abernathy:  So, this must be what horrendously uncomfortable feels like.
Pippin:  Weirdest dance party of all time.
Izumi:  Let's go have our own little party, Abernathy.
Abernathy:  But, this wedding party is our party...?
Izumi:  You're so sweetly na´ve.



Abernathy:  Oh!  Party!  Right. Got it.



Pippin:  Well, Rieko, seems like things are going well.
Rieko:  Yep.  They really are.
Pippin:  And it seems like Abernathy is really, genuinely happy.
Rieko:  So it seems.
Pippin:  So, are you maybe just a little bit more okay with the choice of Izumi as spouse?
Rieko:  A bit.  But this doesn't mean I like her.
Pippin:  Understood.  So, with one immortal already cemented in place (and ambrosia stock-piled), Abernathy has managed to complete all of his whims, is one more level of gardening away from completing his second aspiration, and has hit level 5 of his career.  On top of that, Izumi is pregnant with our third immortal.  Things are going well.



Pippin:  So, so very well.

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Their Own Private Party
« Reply #68 on: July 20, 2017, 03:18:43 PM »
Great wedding! And Ritvik does not have the right traits for a pollinator. Looking forward to seeing Gen3.
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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Their Own Private Party
« Reply #69 on: July 20, 2017, 03:37:27 PM »
Wow, Izumi does look amazing in that wedding gown--I mean, wedding cake--shot!
Did Victor have the fertile reward trait? I think I would just have the pollinator "try for baby" until the female sim gave the little nausea gesture, haha.

Rest in peace, Victor. We look forward to meeting your offspring!

And never complain about sitting around because your heir is getting things done early--it's always better to be ahead of the requirements than behind.
Just think, with all your free time, you can take your sims out to do fun things!

I'm soooo excited that your next update will probably introduce your Gen3 heir! *jumps up and down gleefully

P.S. Why is Gaivan running around topless at his son's wedding party?

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Their Own Private Party
« Reply #70 on: July 21, 2017, 07:16:22 AM »
That's so odd that Victor failed a lot of his pollination, I thought trying twice was enough. Seems enough for my pollinators anyway. Would I call this a lovely wedding? Yes, it was lovely until Summer and Candy... Need I say more?  ;)
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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Their Own Private Party
« Reply #71 on: July 22, 2017, 11:37:26 AM »
Great wedding! And Ritvik does not have the right traits for a pollinator. Looking forward to seeing Gen3.
Yeah, I thought Ritvik was going to be a nice addition until Gaivan learned his traits.  Ah well.
Glad you enjoyed the wedding!  I think Abernathy and Izumi are just adorable together!

Wow, Izumi does look amazing in that wedding gown--I mean, wedding cake--shot!
Did Victor have the fertile reward trait? I think I would just have the pollinator "try for baby" until the female sim gave the little nausea gesture, haha.

Rest in peace, Victor. We look forward to meeting your offspring!

And never complain about sitting around because your heir is getting things done early--it's always better to be ahead of the requirements than behind.
Just think, with all your free time, you can take your sims out to do fun things!

I'm soooo excited that your next update will probably introduce your Gen3 heir! *jumps up and down gleefully

P.S. Why is Gaivan running around topless at his son's wedding party?

Gaivan actually tried to go to bed before the wedding ended.  We just rally the troops all the time, so my Sims take every chance they get to try to go to bed even though they aren't tired.
Victor did not get any rewards for himself, but he might have gotten me a potion of youth or two  ;=)
And yes, you're about to meet gen 3!

That's so odd that Victor failed a lot of his pollination, I thought trying twice was enough. Seems enough for my pollinators anyway. Would I call this a lovely wedding? Yes, it was lovely until Summer and Candy... Need I say more?  ;)
Well, once Victor hit elder, he'd get the negative achy moodlets each time he'd try for baby, so he'd have the single attempt each time and then need to cool off for a few hours.  I don't think Jaime ever got the uncomfortable moodlet.  That man was like a machine!

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« Reply #72 on: July 22, 2017, 11:37:54 AM »
Pippin:  We return to the Took household where Gaivan's piano practice goes along quite nicely with Izumi's singing practice.



Izumi:  (singing) Despite all my rage
                         I am still just a rat in a cage

Pippin:  Hmmm, not what one might have expected.  Anyway, we continued holding pollinator auditions.



Otis:  So, anyway, that's why I think I'd make a good pollinator.
Gaivan:  And he's...that has...bookworm...and like he's...Wolverine look...
Pippin:  Yeah, I think we could do better.  And speaking of doing better, Abernathy only needs two more gold medal social events to finish that requirement.  Dinner party, anyone?



Abernathy:  My mom said I have to thank you all for coming.  I didn't really want any of you here.
Gretchen:  I dodged such a bullet not marrying him.



Johnny:  So, Navya, are you pregnant yet?
Navya:  Probably not.  We should keep trying.
Johnny:  I love you so much!



Pippin: Well, people are eating, music has been listened to, guests have been thanked, Macie is still really mad she isn't the spouse, and the gold medal has happened.
Rieko:  Celebratory dance time!!



Pippin:  Hmmm, not one of our more impressive dance numbers.



Pippin:  Oh, never mind.  Good job, Rieko!
Rieko:  I got moves like Jagger!
Pippin:  Time to go for that gold medal date!



Izumi:  Ooooo, it's so exciting to actually go on a date with you!  We never really did the whole courting thing!
Abernathy:  Sorry, what?  I was distracted by the view as I was staring intensely at you.
Izumi:  Aww, that was probably intended to be sweet instead of creepy.
Abernathy:  You know me so well.



Izumi:  Ummm, why is your hand coming through my chest?
Abernathy:  Because I want to be the only one in your heart of course.
Izumi:  That sentiment is not intended to be literal.
Abernathy:  Oh.  Oops.  I'm sure I can stitch that up.
Pippin:  Wait, who's that?



Abernathy:  Honey!  You were a red-haired mixologist and became a dynasty spouse, she's a red-haired mixologist...
Izumi:  No, dear, she's not a vampire and will probably be an elder before our baby, assuming a son, would even be a young adult.
Abernathy:  So...pollination?
Teagan:  You know I can hear you, right?
Pippin:  Look, there's an old guy in the background.  Oh, and another over there!  Gaivan!  Come learn their traits.



Gaivan:  And the...with moustache...has the traits...and romantic...dance machine...and that...music lover.
Pippin:  Thank you, other elder guy, you may go.
Other Elder Guy:  But I...
Pippin:  You.  May.  Go.
Other Elder Guy:  (sigh)



New Pollinator Guy:  It's such a joy to be part of the household!
Gaivan:  And we...because you...and helping.
New Pollinator Guy:  Ummm, I do have a name, Pippin...
Pippin:  Yeah you do!  That type of confidence is exactly what we like about you!  Now go meet some ladies.
New Pollinator Guy:  (sigh)  Okay.



Pippin:  So, you just gonna check out Victoria's physique or actually talk to her?
New Pollinator Guy:  Sure.  She gets a name.
Pippin:  Less whining!  More pollinating!



Pippin:  That's more like it!  Now where's our second favorite red-haired mixologist?
Izumi:  Aww, thanks, Pippin!



Pippin:  Excellent work, New Pollinator Guy!
Teagan:  Does your Watcher not even know your name?
New Pollinator Guy:  I don't wanna talk about it.
Pippin:  And another pollinator had a lovely moment.



Johnny:  Navya Gupta, will you do me the honor of being my living-out-of-the-dynasty-house wife?
Navya:  Of course I will, old man!



Navya:  Now let's go make a baby!
Johnny:  Ummm, are you sure you aren't already pregnant?
Navya:  Nope!  Pollinate me, old man!
Johnny:  I so love you!!
Pippin:  But speaking of pollinating, Abernathy had...pollinated...his wife...
Rieko:  Smooth transition there, Pippin!
Pippin:  Yeah...



Izumi:  Yeah, so....I'm in labor.  Maybe you could take care of these dishes?
New Pollinator Guy:  Oh, I don't know, maybe somebody with a name should do that.
Izumi:  You're really going to be petty about the name thing while I'm about to push a child out of my body?
New Pollinator Guy:  ...I'm sorry...
Izumi:  I'll let it slide this time.  Good thing my hubby's a scientist.  I'm sure he'll be calm and composed through the delivery.



Abernathy:  Ohmygosh!!!  Babytime!!!  WhatdoIdo?!?!?!
Pippin:  You were kidding, weren't you?
Izumi:  Yep!



Izumi:  So, I'm here to give birth.  I brought my own hospital gown to save time.
Receptionist:  Smart!
Izumi:  Thanks!  And if you see a red-haired guy with a big nose wandering around, that's just my hubby.  He's panicking a bit...by which I mean a lot.  Hope that's not an issue.
Receptionist:  That's just an average Tuesday around here.



Abernathy:  Dr.  Manbun?  Are you sure everything's okay?  Do you need me to stitch her up?
Dr.  Manbun:  Ummm, my name's not actually Dr. Manbun...
Izumi:  Can we focus on the baby, please?
Dr.  Manbun:  ...fine...



Dr.  Manbun:  Alright, one last push...
Izumi:  Push?  I thought you were pulling the baby out with the machine?!?!
Dr.  Manbun:  Just a bit of medical humor.  We're all done now.



Pippin:  Aww, a sweet baby boy!  What are you naming him?
Izumi:  Chantons.  It's French for "sing" in the first person plural.
Pippin:  So "we sing?"
Izumi:  Indeed we do!
Pippin:  Gen 3 has arrived, Abernathy has finished all his social event requirements, completed both aspirations, maxed gardening and has almost maxed logic, and he got a promotion to level 6 in the science career.  Things are going gloriously for the Took household...except for Raj who got his first warning from Grim...

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Song and Dance
« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2017, 12:16:34 PM »
A panicking father is absolutely necessary to successful childbirth.
Looking forward to seeing Navya and Johnny's offspring! And Chantons as a toddler, too. It'll be interesting to see if he keeps the nose.
With the dance machine trait, your nameless pollinator can take disco naps between sessions.
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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Song and Dance
« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2017, 02:11:35 PM »
Awwww c'mon. Your romantic, music lovin' dance machine is cool! Check him out puckering up for the kill!
Tell us his name! It's not Pippin, is it?!

So, is Johnny/Summer's kid a future spouse/helper? Has Johnny left his pollinating ways behind?

Congratz, Abernathy, on nabbing those gold medals! And welcome to the Took household, Chantons!
A delightful update!