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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Things Are Looking Grim
« Reply #275 on: January 25, 2018, 10:56:29 AM »
This is so much fun!

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Things Are Looking Grim
« Reply #276 on: January 26, 2018, 01:54:07 AM »
I have laughed and cried and totally enjoyed this Dynasty. I might not comment all the time (usually as it takes me so long to read, and then I refresh and you've updated again!!) but please know that I'm enjoying this so much!



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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Things Are Looking Grim
« Reply #277 on: February 04, 2018, 12:37:48 PM »
Omw! Tessie and Grim makes perfect sense! Oh, oh, I'd be freaking out about the ambrosia too! Aww, Ericka's an elder --sobs a little--
Yeah, I so love Grim and Tessie together.
Why, oh why, did the glitch have to be that ambrosia couldn't be made at the Took mansion instead of being that all of the romantic interactions opened up for Tessie and Grim  ;=)
Yeah, I'm not looking forward to losing Ericka.  I might be going out of my way to write her into the narrative in her remaining updates.

I laughed so hard throughout this update that my tummy hurts.

Loved the Darth twins throwing shade at each other. Spooky Parties are the best!
Blur really got into his Llamaman iidentity, haha.
I remember trying to give all my IDC immortals the Llaman costume in different colors for some silliness but my game crashed as soon as I left CAS.

By the way, have you been feeding ambrosia to Fluffy as well? Longest-living cowplant I've ever seen!!!

My favorite line has to be Grim's right after Tessie first hits on him.
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Grim:  I...well, hello there!  I mean, hey girl.  Umm...yo!
Wait, did those two really go out on a date? Or was Tessie just stalking him? Lol.

Congrats on the many achievements in this update!
Rest in peace, April! You were one hawt elder!
And most of all, hallelujah that Gaivan can cook ambrosia again!
Not sure if there is actually a lifespan for cowplants.  My Sims feed, play with, and pet Fluffy on a daily basis and/or hire a gardener if they're going to be at the clinic for a day or more.
Grim as the non-slick tagalong beau of Tessie just makes me smile  :=)
Spooky parties have rapidly become my favorite...possibly starting when I saw Amelia in her fairy costume.  So lovely!!
Yeah, April aged so well!!  Sadly, none of her offspring seem to have taken after her physique.  Then again, there are still three Abernathy/April daughters in the child lifestage, so we'll see how those ones age up  ;=)

This is so much fun!
Aww, thanks!  I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

I have laughed and cried and totally enjoyed this Dynasty. I might not comment all the time (usually as it takes me so long to read, and then I refresh and you've updated again!!) but please know that I'm enjoying this so much!
Such a joy to know how much you're enjoying it.  It's definitely a fun dynasty family for me to play and write, so I'm glad that joy is just as present on the reader side  :=)

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The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Unbearable Dance Party
« Reply #278 on: February 04, 2018, 12:38:37 PM »
Pippin:  We return to the Took household where no one is actually at home.



Wade:  Yes!  I win!!
Blurange Blur:  Umm, just pulling out a piece successfully doesn't mean you win...
Wade:  Oh.  Umm, guess I never really played games other than chess as a kid since I was too busy...umm...doing the...uhh...
Abernathy:  He was lining up the conquests for his serial romantic aspiration.
Wade:  Dude!  That makes me sound so callous!
Blurange Blur:  Gurl, please!  Grandpa Abernathy has done enough to complete the serial romantic aspiration twice at least!
Abernathy:  It's true.
Pippin:  Yep.  I'm afraid to even activate that aspiration to gain a few points since it should autocomplete just on principle.



Ericka:  Umm, Pippin?  Aspirations do not autocomplete on principle.
Tessie:  My school has a principal!
Ericka:  Sweetie?  We've talked about this.  You're an adult now.  You need to stop showing up for school.
Tessie:  But...but...art class!
Pippin:  Meantime, Gaivan continues to be the ambrosia slave as I fully intend to mass produce way too much so we never have to go into panic mode over the can't-make-ambrosia glitch again!



Gaivan:  ...and for this batch, I'm adding more cilantro as it simply bursts on the palette.
Pippin:  He's so eloquent when it's food.
Saanvi:  Pippin?  Are you seriously keeping my hubby shackled to the stove all the time?  Is that why I never get to see him?
Pippin:  Psh, no!  He also gets to work at the clinic.



Gaivan:  It's that...and because...when the cat...having this is...
Patient:  Umm, he's a dog...
Gaivan:  Yes, that...and we can...because you aren't...for that...
Patient:  ...do you have any other vets I could see?
Pippin:  Yep, the clinic's doing well and rocking a 4 1/2 star rating.
Abernathy:  So, the romance festival is in town?
Pippin:  I thought you'd never love again?
Abernathy:  Umm, I was suggesting that since Tessie needs to find a baby daddy?
Pippin:  Oh.  Good call.
Abernathy:  I'd better go along to chaperone.
Pippin:  Also good call.



Abernathy:  Well, hello!  Aren't you just a vision?
Yasmin:  Why, Abernathy, are you flirting with me?
Abernathy:  That depends, is it working?



Abernathy:  Howdy, hot stuff. 
Izumi:  Howdy yourself!
Abernathy:  So that's your husband with the cat ears? 
Izumi:  Yep.  That's my guy!
Abernathy:  And are you two happily married?
Her Guy:  HEY!!
Pippin:  (facepalm) Apparently Abernathy's recovered from his losses.  Ah well, we will need friend options for gen 8.  Carry on, Abernathy.  Meantime, Tessie meets the new Romance Guru.



Tessie:  Hi, mystic lady!
Romance Guru:  It's actually, "romance guru," thank you.
Tessie:  Romance guru you're welcome!
Romance Guru:  I see that love will come your way when you least expect it.
Tessie:  Love?  Who's that?  I know Death.  He's so handsome!
Romance Guru: ...
Pippin:  Look, Tessie, other people.  You should go talk to them.
Tessie:  Okay!
Romance Guru:  ...



Random Guy:  Hello, pretty lady!
Tessie:  He should go move into a house in the Lee dynasty.
Pippin:  You know, I'll bet Oshizu would love that, but please stop breaking the 4th wall.
Tessie:  Teehee!  Ooooo, look!!



Tessie:  Hey there!
Ishaan:  Well, hello, aren't you just...
Tessie:  Excuse me, I was talking to your mustache?
Ishaan:  You were...
Tessie:  Don't interrupt, please.  Anyway, mustache, what brings you to the festival?
Mustache:  ...
Tessie:  Hahaha!  Good one!
Pippin:  Yes.  That's what normal behavior looks like.  And after we finish traumatizing people at the festival, we head back to the clinic.



Pippin:  And look, I give Gaivan a whole hour of fishing before I send him back to make more ambrosia.
Ericka:  Wow.  That Watcher of the Year award is in the bag.
Pippin:  Thank you, Ericka!
Ericka:  I was being sarcastic.
Pippin:  Too late!!  I'm keeping that compliment!  It's mine now!  Besides, I know how to get great scenery shots.



Pippin:  Watcher.  Of.  The.  Year!
Ericka:  That's a screenshot.  It does not make you good at your job.
Pippin:  I'm already not listening.  Watcher, not Listener.
Ericka:  (sigh) Fine, let's see how things are going at the clinic.



Antonia:  I'm so worried about my poor kitty!
Abernathy:  Fear not, your kitty looks just fine.  You, on the other hand, look just beautiful.
Antonia:  Wha...oh!   You flatterer!  I see, you're just being complimentary to get me to stop worrying.
Pippin:  Sure that's what he's doing.  Wait, is that a 5 star rating?



Abernathy:  Look how perfect we look together.
Antonia:  Yep, that is a good selfie.
Abernathy:  If our genes were mixed, I'll bet the result would be just lovely!
Antonia:  If only such science existed.  Well, time to go!
Pippin:  Wow.  She was rather immune to your charms.
Abernathy:  ...she will be mine.
Pippin:  Why did you just morph into a cliché love-stricken movie villain?  Anyway, Tessie gets invited out by her "cousin" Tiffani (who is one of Chantons and Annabelle's daughters).



Tiffani:  Hey, I'm glad you agreed to come to bear night!
Pippin:  I'm glad Ericka clarified for her that it wasn't "bare" night.  She almost showed up in the buff.
Tiffani:  ...oh...
Tessie:  Woot!  Bear dance party!!



Pippin:  Yep.  Bear dance party.  That happened.  Tessie even brought a bear home.



Tessie:  You know, you were much cooler when you were a bear.



Aubrie:  BwaBWaBwaBWaBwa!!!
Tessie:  HAHAHAHA!  Never mind, you're awesome!  Pippin, if Grim can't be my babydaddy, can I have Aubrie be that?
Aubrie:  Wait, what now?
Pippin:  Umm, that's not how that works, Tessie.  Pretty sure this is a talk Ericka should have had with you a long while ago.
Tessie:  Wait a minute, did you...



Tessie:  just paint a gnome?!?!?
Aubrie:  Of course!  Gnomes are awesome!
Tessie:  I just found my unique bestie!!
Pippin:  Yes, not baby daddy, but unique bestie.  I agree with this decision.  And as we're heading towards the end of our update, something very important was happening in the museum.



Chantons:  Lonely
               I am so lonely
               I have nobody
               To call my own

Pippin:  Okay, it took a little while to happen, but eventually...



Pippin:  Blur officially became our 6th immortal!
Blurange Blur:  Wait, when you guys said you made this cake from fish and flowers, I thought you were just kidding...
Wade:  Yeah, I think we all go through that same moment of shock.
Blurange Blur:  I don't think I want to eat this...
Ericka:  Honey?
Blurange Blur:  (sigh)  I'm going to eat this.
Pippin:  Thank you, Ericka!  And with our 6th immortal in place and Tessie simply needing a successful date and two more promotions to complete her requirements other than elderhood, the Took household is in great shape!

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Unbearable Dance Party
« Reply #279 on: February 04, 2018, 12:57:06 PM »
Well, no wonder Wade is the only male Took who refrains from hanky-panky as a widower!
I'd completely forgotten that he'd done the Serial Romantic aspiration. I'd still like to see more of him. :D

Got a good laugh at Tessie's comment that the young Romance Festival dude should move into a house for the Lees!
What's the matter, Tessie? He wasn't nosy enough for you?  ;D

I have a question about the screenshot of the Tooks fishing at night from the dock off to the side of Salty Paws Saloon, where the four Took males are "facing the camera."
Three Tooks (Wade, Gaivan, and Abernathy) are looking slim and healthy.
On the other hand, Blur (that's Blur in the eSport Gamer outfit, right?) is looking rather lumpy. Or is that just his jacket?

Another lovely update, Pippin. Congrats on your sixth immortal!

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Unbearable Dance Party
« Reply #280 on: February 04, 2018, 02:07:51 PM »
Bwahaha, loved the bear dance party.  Also cracked up with Tessie wanting Aubrie as her baby daddy :P  If only the rules allowed that >.< I have a rotational game where I've played around a bit with a bunch of things like that lol to have some fun.

I agree with Tessie about the young man moving into some homes for oshizu! hehehehe If only this game would actually cooperate when we want it to XD

Congrats on your 6th Immortal!  Oh Ericka, you keep this family in line.  --sniffle-- I don't want her to go!

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Unbearable Dance Party
« Reply #281 on: February 05, 2018, 12:43:41 AM »
Tessie has excellent taste. I, too, am in love with Ishaan's moustache. It's majestic. His nose ain't bad, either. :)

Congrats to Blur, and to you, Pippin, for winning Watcher of the Year! Loving this story, and I'm so glad I caught back up before you're (knock on wood) done! Hooray for the Tooks!



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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Unbearable Dance Party
« Reply #282 on: February 06, 2018, 04:51:29 AM »
Getting very close here. Hoping the Tooks will be just as successfull to the end.

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, The Unbearable Dance Party
« Reply #283 on: February 08, 2018, 10:04:02 PM »
Well, no wonder Wade is the only male Took who refrains from hanky-panky as a widower!
I'd completely forgotten that he'd done the Serial Romantic aspiration. I'd still like to see more of him. :D

Got a good laugh at Tessie's comment that the young Romance Festival dude should move into a house for the Lees!
What's the matter, Tessie? He wasn't nosy enough for you?  ;D

I have a question about the screenshot of the Tooks fishing at night from the dock off to the side of Salty Paws Saloon, where the four Took males are "facing the camera."
Three Tooks (Wade, Gaivan, and Abernathy) are looking slim and healthy.
On the other hand, Blur (that's Blur in the eSport Gamer outfit, right?) is looking rather lumpy. Or is that just his jacket?

Another lovely update, Pippin. Congrats on your sixth immortal!
Blur looks extra pudgy in his career outfit.  Of course, I tend to not change any of them out of their work attire on any sort of regular basis other than Chantons.  That, however, is partly prompted by the fact that when I'm zoomed out he and Wade look a lot alike unless he's wearing his hat.
Yeah, the Romance Festival guy just didn't strike me as a proper fit for Tessie.  Not a nose thing, just didn't seem like he fit beside her.  Then again, only Grim can really fill that spot  ;=)
Wade had his one perfect love in the form of Amelia and that completely moved him away from any sort of hanky-panky shenanigans in my mind.  Similarly, Chantons has never had any romantic interests beyond Annabelle (and Robyn, of course).

Bwahaha, loved the bear dance party.  Also cracked up with Tessie wanting Aubrie as her baby daddy :P  If only the rules allowed that >.< I have a rotational game where I've played around a bit with a bunch of things like that lol to have some fun.

I agree with Tessie about the young man moving into some homes for oshizu! hehehehe If only this game would actually cooperate when we want it to XD

Congrats on your 6th Immortal!  Oh Ericka, you keep this family in line.  --sniffle-- I don't want her to go!
Yeah, Ericka is amazing and I think I will be crushed when I lose her  :=(
I often just ignore the invites to theme nights, but Bear Night seemed like a perfect Tessie thing!

Tessie has excellent taste. I, too, am in love with Ishaan's moustache. It's majestic. His nose ain't bad, either. :)

Congrats to Blur, and to you, Pippin, for winning Watcher of the Year! Loving this story, and I'm so glad I caught back up before you're (knock on wood) done! Hooray for the Tooks!
Ishaan's mustache is amazing.  He, however, is mean and unflirty.  I love how much attention the noses are getting as people screen potential baby daddies  :=)
I'm glad to see you're back on the forum again!  I've missed you!

Getting very close here. Hoping the Tooks will be just as successfull to the end.
Thanks for the positive vibes and well-wishing  :=)  I will certainly do my best to ensure I can get this fantastic family into the HoF!

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« Reply #284 on: February 08, 2018, 10:04:58 PM »
Pippin:  We rejoin the Took household where we'll finally get to see Tessie go on her gold medal date!



Tessie:  Oh, Gnomeycakes, you take me to all the coolest places!  What did you sat the name of this place was again?
Grim:  Death Valley.
Pippin:  Yeah, they go out.  A lot.  But she can't have her official date, and therefore not a gold medal one, with Grim.  But she wasn't the only one thinking about having date night.
Abernathy:  So, Antonia, I feel there's real electricity between us.



Antonia:  Oh my goodness!  We could get electrocuted and die!!  I thought I'd seen Grim on my way in!
Abernathy:  What?  Grim?  Oh, Grim.  Yes.  He's just dating my...niece.
Antonia:  Oh.
Abernathy:  Anyway, you don't seem to be picking up on subtle clues.  Do you want to woohoo?
Antonia:  Oh, sure!
Pippin:  ...what...?
Abernathy:  Let's go to the flirty aura room.  And this...



Abernathy:  is for you.
Antonia:  Ow!  It has thorns!
Abernathy:  So sorry.  I'll make it up to you with a makeover.
Antonia:  Deal!



Abernathy:  Wow, you look amazing!
Antonia:  I know, right?  I should go out and find a hot young boyfriend now!
Abernathy:  Oh...I...
Antonia:  I'm just jokin', c'mon!



Pippin:  She's lovely!  She so deserves someone better than you, Abernathy.
Abernathy:  That's probably very true.
Pippin:  Anyway, Tessie finally heads out for her gold medal date!



Tessie:  Hey, how's my favorite mustache?
Ishaan:  Oh, you flatter...
Tessie:  Talking to the mustache, mouthy!  C'mon, mustache!  Let's go sit and chat!



Mustache:  ...
Tessie:  Oh, my!  That's so flattering, mustache.  You're rather attractive yourself.



Ishaan:  It's so cute how you flirt while acting like you're talking to my mus...
Tessie:  MOVE YOUR HAND!!  I CAN'T SEE THE MUSTACHE!!!
Ishaan:  (moves hand)
Tessie:  Oh!  Gold medal!  You can leave now.



Ishaan:  I get it.  She's playing hard to get.  That's so cute.  I'll just play along and start to leave.  She'll call me back.
Tessie:  (texts Grim)
Ishaan:  Any minute now.
Tessie:  (flirty texts Grim)
Ishaan:  Yep.  Any minute.  She'll call me back to her side.
Tessie:  (leaves to meet Grim)
Ishaan:  ...any minute she'll text me to meet her somewhere...



Blurange Blur:  I'm so cool!!
Pippin:  He's actually not too bad now.
Ericka:  He's amazing!!  Of course, it's amazing by association with his amazing wife, but still amazing.
Pippin:  Well said.  Anyway, Blur wasn't the only guitarist who'd be significant as Tessie went out with Grim to enjoy a performance at...some lounge...or something...



Grim:  Hey, gorgeous!
Tessie:  Hey, gnomeycakes!  So, who's performing?
Grim:  Well, the guy who was supposed to go on is one of my favorite local artists, but he had to cancel on short notice, so some other guy volunteered to fill in.
Tessie:  Oh, that sounds good!  Let's go listen!
Grim:   ...k?  Wait, was that guy staring at you as he walked past?



Arun:  Stupid Grim, always being such a lady killer.  I mean, he's literally a lady killer.  How can I compete with that?
Pippin:  Anyway, they go inside to discover that the guest guitarist is...



Pippin:  Ishaan.
Ishaan:  I found her!  Now I'll just be cool and play guitar and she'll leave that guy and come running into my arms any minute now.
Tessie:  Gnomeycakes, you're the only guy for me!
Grim:  Aww, you're the best!
Tessie:  It's true!
Ishaan:  Any minute now.
Pippin:  And as if dating, breaking hearts, and randomly changing her outfit wasn't enough, Tessie also took the family out to the retail district.



Tessie:  Oh my GAWSH!!  They sell things here!!  Things you can buy!!
Ericka:  Yes, sweetie.  That is how stores work!  Good job!
Tessie:  Thanks, mom!  Oh, who's this?



Random Guy:  Umm, that's a mannequin?
Tessie:  Hi, Manny Kin!  Nice ta meetcha!  Wanna dance



Pippin:  She's such a Took.
Ericka:  She is the dancing queen!
Pippin:  Yeah.  She is.
Ericka:  That's my girl!
Pippin:  And Tessie went home and commemorated her many successes...or at least random experiences...in the form of a painting.



Tessie:  It's a gnome!!
Pippin:  (sigh) Of course it is.  Anyway, Tessie has accomplished everything other than maxing out her career and hitting elderhood and now we all sit around and dread the day that we lose Ericka.
Ericka:  Hush, Pippin!  He'll hear you!
Blurange Blur:  (sobs) Too late (openly weeps)

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« Reply #285 on: February 09, 2018, 01:35:51 AM »
Oooh, I went back and checked your stats! Blur is a svelte criminal boss in the awesome suit, the Took in the lumpy eSport Gamer jacket was Milo, lol.
Sorry Blur!!! How could I have forgotten that you and Ericka both joined the Criminal career!

Abernathy and Antonia--now, why am I not surprised? A certain watcher I know is such a sucker for female sims sporting the "Izumi hair."  ::)

Dream on, Ishaan. Tessie will never want you...until she does (or doesn't).
I loved her yelling at him to move his hand when he was feeling flirty, cuz she couldn't see The Stache! bwahahaha

Tessie is so close to finishing all her requirements! She's still a young adult, isn't she?

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« Reply #286 on: February 09, 2018, 01:47:28 AM »
Oh, Tessie! I adore you. I also think it's fascinating that she's drawn to Grim and Mustache. Mustache gives her the one thing Grim can't:  facial hair.

The mannequin dance party was a delight, and a well-deserved celebration! Way to be awesome and complete all your goals, Tessie! And way to mark the occasion with gnomes!

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« Reply #287 on: February 09, 2018, 05:08:22 AM »
I so want a Tessie/Grim nooboo! Why, Sims, why can't this be a thing? The Mustache thing is amazing, btw XD but my ship will always be Tessie and Grim (I'm utterly ignoring Blur at the end there... I don't want it! --sobs along with Blur)

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Breaking Hearts and Taking Gnomes!
« Reply #288 on: February 10, 2018, 09:16:59 PM »
Oooh, I went back and checked your stats! Blur is a svelte criminal boss in the awesome suit, the Took in the lumpy eSport Gamer jacket was Milo, lol.
Sorry Blur!!! How could I have forgotten that you and Ericka both joined the Criminal career!

Abernathy and Antonia--now, why am I not surprised? A certain watcher I know is such a sucker for female sims sporting the "Izumi hair."  ::)

Dream on, Ishaan. Tessie will never want you...until she does (or doesn't).
I loved her yelling at him to move his hand when he was feeling flirty, cuz she couldn't see The Stache! bwahahaha

Tessie is so close to finishing all her requirements! She's still a young adult, isn't she?
Yeah, if Antonia had come along sooner, she might have ended up a dynasty spouse.  The Izumi hair and a redhead!
It's kind of amusing with the whole babydaddy concept for Tessie.  Realistically, no one is good enough for her, so I'm just letting that simple fact lead the craziness ;=)  And yes, she's still a few days from aging up to adult.

Oh, Tessie! I adore you. I also think it's fascinating that she's drawn to Grim and Mustache. Mustache gives her the one thing Grim can't:  facial hair.

The mannequin dance party was a delight, and a well-deserved celebration! Way to be awesome and complete all your goals, Tessie! And way to mark the occasion with gnomes!
Grim, Mustache, and Aubrie are such wonderful choices for babydaddies  ;=)  Tessie just makes the story so easy to write  :=)
I actually only recently discovered that Sims could dance with the mannequins, so of course that seemed like the most Tessie-appropriate activity ever!

I so want a Tessie/Grim nooboo! Why, Sims, why can't this be a thing? The Mustache thing is amazing, btw XD but my ship will always be Tessie and Grim (I'm utterly ignoring Blur at the end there... I don't want it! --sobs along with Blur)
I'd seen one dynasty in which Grim ended up being placed in a house randomly and I'd hoped a similar development would have come along to allow Grim to be Tessie's babydaddy.  I've certainly given them every chance to advance further into romantic interactions.
Yeah, I agree with the sobbing.  I'll miss Ericka.  A lot.

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« Reply #289 on: February 10, 2018, 09:17:48 PM »
Pippin:  We return to the Took household to find Tessie very impressed with the retail shop she'd visited, which led to...



Pippin:  Took Retail Goods.  The downstairs is the retail area...



Pippin:  complete with mannequin dance partners for Tessie.  Upstairs...



Pippin:  is an entertainment suite for immortals who have no real work needing to be finished.  Shortly after construction is completed...



Pippin:  Abernathy hires Amanda Moss. 
Amanda:  Oh, Mr. Took!  You're so charming!
Abernathy:  Charming?  More like I'm overwhelmed with such a powerful love like I've never felt before!
Amanda:  Heavens, I've never heard anything like that!
Abernathy:  I think we should get you a makeover.
Amanda:  Special treatment?  Just for me?
Abernathy:  You betcha!



Pippin:  It's kind of a Minnie Mouse sort of look, but you make that work.
Amanda:  And working is exactly why I'm here!



Pippin:  Working, eh?
Amanda:  Mostly working.



Pippin:  And working at the store was a fun activity for everyone to enjoy together!
Ericka:  I'm not sure you have the same definition of "fun" and "enjoy" that we have.
Pippin:  And in fact, the working went so well that we were soon able to hire another employee!



Milo:  This is Anika.  She's not wearing blue or orange.
Anika:  They're so nice!  They gave me a custom outfit and everything!
Amanda:  ...oh.



Pippin:  While Amanda was quite good at restocking sold items, Anika is quite good at dancing with mannequins.
Little Boy:  Mommy!  The mean lady won't let me get close to the outfits!
Pippin:  Seems like Anika was not making friends with Amanda nor the little boy, but somebody was quite good at making friends.



Tessie:  Babydaddy!
Aubrie:  No.  Bestie.
Tessie:  Same thing!
Aubrie:  Ummm, not really...
Pippin:  And someone else got in time with a close friend.



Ericka:  Tiana!
Tiana:  Hey, sis!  You're still going strong, eh?
Ericka:  Hey, somebody needs to keep this dynasty on track.
Tiana:  So true!  Let's get a drink.



Ericka:  Barkeep, do you have something that won't just flow through my ghostly sister?
Tiana:  Oh.  Ha ha.  You know you'll be a ghost before long, smartypants.
Ericka:  Too true.
Pippin:  And Blur was well aware of that reality and made sure to make the most of the time they have left together.



Blurange Blur:  So, sweetie, what say we move away from the "scenery" around here and have a date...all day...together...away from...this...
Ericka:  That sounds ideal!
Abernathy:  When I chose that outfit, this isn't how I saw it working out...



Blurange Blur:  Before we go in for a meal, I think I'll feast my eyes on my lovely wife.
Ericka:  Oh, sweetie!  You're such a mushball.
Blurange Blur:  True, but let's keep that between us.  I mean, the mushy crime boss instills fear in no one.



Pippin:  And the intimidating crime lord had a lovely dinner doting all over his adorable wife.
Ericka:  Indeed he did!
Pippin:  And after dinner, they did what any self-respecting Tooks would do..



Pippin:  they went dancing!
Ericka:  Are you checkin' out my moves, honey?
Blurange Blur:  Might have been checking you out, hot stuff!
Ericka:  You're terrible!
Blurange Blur:  It's true.  Perhaps we should go into the coat closet and your can show me the error of my terrible ways.



Ericka:  That sounds entirely necessary!
Pippin:  And since a certain lady vampire showed up, Gaivan also made an appearance.  However, Blur and Ericka quickly moved on to their final spot for the full-day date.



Blurange Blur:  Let's renew our vows!
Ericka:  Oh, I see.  Sucker me into feeling all committed to you before all those bachelor ghosts can have their shot, eh?
Blurange Blur:  Bachelor ghosts are the worst!



Pippin:  They're so cute!!  I now pronounce you still man and wife.



SMOOCH!
Blurange Blur:  So, you wanna go look at the stars?
Ericka:  Is that what you kids are calling it these days?





Pippin:  It's so nice that we have so good, healthy couples in this dynasty.



Pippin:  And that we can ensure some more friend options for gen 8.



Pippin:  Even if Abernathy's approaches to it...



Pippin:  can make one sick.  Ericka is currently at 98 days.  Still going strong.

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Breaking Hearts and Taking Gnomes!
« Reply #290 on: February 10, 2018, 09:37:59 PM »
Amanda? Working? More like "working it"! lol 
Awww, but she soon loses her special employee status with the appearance of Annika.

How surprising to learn that Saanvi is pregnant once again. How many children do Gaivan and Saanvi have? I only remember the name "Marjorie" for some reason.
*flips back to Pippin's dynasty stats to check which Took got the Fertile trait...
Uh huh, that would be Abernathy. Why am I not surprised!?
For your sake, Pippin, I hope Antonia gives birth to a little redheaded girl. :D

I lurve the dynastic tradition of the Tooks romancing their very elderly spouses on the day-long date. It's so bittersweet. :(

Omg, what a surprise! In the final shot, Abernathy is chatting up yet another redhead!





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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, Still Going Strong
« Reply #291 on: February 11, 2018, 05:00:41 PM »
Amanda? Working? More like "working it"! lol 
Awww, but she soon loses her special employee status with the appearance of Annika.

How surprising to learn that Saanvi is pregnant once again. How many children do Gaivan and Saanvi have? I only remember the name "Marjorie" for some reason.
*flips back to Pippin's dynasty stats to check which Took got the Fertile trait...
Uh huh, that would be Abernathy. Why am I not surprised!?
For your sake, Pippin, I hope Antonia gives birth to a little redheaded girl. :D

I lurve the dynastic tradition of the Tooks romancing their very elderly spouses on the day-long date. It's so bittersweet. :(

Omg, what a surprise! In the final shot, Abernathy is chatting up yet another redhead!
That redhead that Abernathy is chatting up is Teagan Rouse.  She was pollinated during gen 2.  In fact, Abernathy had posed the idea of her as a potential spouse for his baby son, but Izumi shot that down since she'd surely be an elder or deceased by the time Chantons aged up.  Teagan does not show up as a vampire in the relationship panel, but she seems to have stopped aging after reaching adulthood. 
Yeah, the last date is a tradition I've enjoyed including in this dynasty.  There have been some incredible spouses and Ericka is definitely near the top of that list (in Rieko and Amelia territory).
Antonia has given borth, but we'll need to wait to see on the hair color.
I really liked that outfit on Amanda!  I may have to steal it for a controlled Sim in some future challenge  ;=)
What?  Abernathy got the fertile trait?  That's so weird!  (insert innocent face here)

And now I head off to post the hardest update of the challenge...

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The Took Immortal Dynasty, In Ericka's Voice
« Reply #292 on: February 11, 2018, 05:01:24 PM »
I've had an amazing life.  It's not everyone who gets to meet their true love during childhood.



He was a ridiculous and over-confident punk, but seemed to turn to mush around me.



Well, I guess he was both mushy and handsy,



but he was perfect.  I was lucky enough that my perfect guy was also the heir of a dynasty.  Together, we furthered that dynasty by bringing in the first female heir.



Dear Tessandra, my little princess.  Well, the days, months, and years flew by as our little girl grew up and my dear hubby fulfilled all of his dynasty requirements, but always found time for me...



even when I was no longer the young beauty I'd once been.  Ever the charmer, he took me on an amazing day-long date.  Of course, I knew it was because he knew I wasn't long for this world.  We went out for a fancy dinner,



we went dancing,



and we even went to renew our vows.



And we made out like love-struck teenagers.  Not gonna lie, I'm worried about how he'll be after I'm gone.
Fortunately, our watcher has provided some distraction.  He built the family a store,



and we started learning yoga together.



His balance is terrible, by the way.  Adorably and ridiculously terrible.
Being the ridiculous romantic he is, Blur has met me at the door every day as I've returned from work.



Right up until the day...



that Tessie's boyfriend also showed up to greet me. 
Yeah, my daughter's kind of dating Death himself.  Like I said, an amazing life.



I relaxed into my eternal rest right beside the man I love, right in front of the house that was my home, being reaped by the man who so loves my daughter and will likely be the father figure to my grandchild, and knowing that my passing is not in vain, but is rather to ensure my daughter's dynastic success.
It has been an amazing life...








Rest in peace, Ericka Rosa Took.  You were an amazing spouse, a fantastic mother, and truly manifested as the soul of this dynasty family.  You will be missed.


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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, In Ericka's Voice
« Reply #293 on: February 11, 2018, 07:14:01 PM »
Awww, I love how you honor the passing of the spouses with a photo retrospect.
Rest in peace, Ericka. *sniffles into a soaking-wet hankie

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, In Ericka's Voice
« Reply #294 on: February 12, 2018, 03:12:13 AM »
Awwhhh what a sweet way to say goodbuy to a character of your story.

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, In Ericka's Voice
« Reply #295 on: February 12, 2018, 11:51:26 AM »
What a deeply touching tribute! That was lovely, and makes me want to go back and hug every one of my dynasty spouses. Here's to you, Ericka! *raises coffee cup garnished with tears*

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, In Ericka's Voice
« Reply #296 on: February 12, 2018, 05:01:49 PM »
--sobbing uncontrollably in a puddle on the floor-- That was beautiful Pip!

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, In Ericka's Voice
« Reply #297 on: February 17, 2018, 11:46:58 AM »
Awww, I love how you honor the passing of the spouses with a photo retrospect.
Rest in peace, Ericka. *sniffles into a soaking-wet hankie
Thanks.  It's always so hard to lose such an amazing Sim like Ericka.

Awwhhh what a sweet way to say goodbuy to a character of your story.
Thanks.  Glad you enjoyed her "send off."

What a deeply touching tribute! That was lovely, and makes me want to go back and hug every one of my dynasty spouses. Here's to you, Ericka! *raises coffee cup garnished with tears*
Losing Ericka brought up all of my sadness over losing Rieko and Amelia.  They were both so much more than just dynasty spouses and Ericka was definitely cut from that same cloth.  *answers with coffe cup raised in salute*

--sobbing uncontrollably in a puddle on the floor-- That was beautiful Pip!
Yeah, kind of found myself in my own puddle of tears with it.  Thanks.



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The Took Immortal Dynasty, A New Hope
« Reply #298 on: February 17, 2018, 11:47:33 AM »
Pippin:  We return to the Took household where the time has arrived to bring in the eighth and final heir.
Tessie:  Both of them?



Pippin:  Both of whom?
Tessie:  The eighth and the final.
Pippin:  Wha...OH!  No.  Just the eighth who will also be the final.
Tessie:  Huh, that's a lot of pressure for a baby.
Pippin:  Aaaaaanyway, it's time to bring in the heir...
Tessie:  So open a window!
Pippin:  No, not air, heir.  Next generation of...you know what, never mind.  Let's just follow Tessie.



Pippin:  To the wishing well?
Tessie:  Hello, Welliam!
Wishing Well:   Uh, that's not my name...
Tessie:  Sure it is!  I need a babydaddy.  Not you, because you're made of bricks, but like a real person.  And it apparently can't be Grim, though I want the baby to be Grim's.  Can you do that?
Wishing Well Welliam:  I...I don't even understand the question...?
Tessie:  Great!





Wishing Well Welliam:  Uhh, okay.  here's the best pick-up line of all time.  Use it wisely...you know what, never mind.  Just use it however you want.
Tessie:  Deal!  (makes a phone call)



Tessie:  Hi Darren!
Arun Darren:  My name's...you know what?  Nevermind.  Hello, gorgeous.  Did you finally decide to dump the skeleton guy and get a real man?
Tessie:  Nope!



Tessie:  Am I from Tennessee?  'Cause I'm the only ten you see!
Wishing Well Welliam:  Ugh, she got it wrong!
Arun Darren:  Umm, are you flirting with me?
Tessie:  Let's make a baby!
Arun Darren:  Oh...I, uh...OKAY!



Arun Darren:  That was amazing!  Sorry I started crying halfway through.  It was just so beautiful!
Tessie:  I think I have a coat hanger stuck in my hair.  Ah well, time to use the bathroom!
Arun Darren:  ...but...don't you want to cuddle?  ...please?



Tessie:  Woot!  The magic baby gnomes say I'm pregnant!
Pippin:  Umm, there's no such thing as magic baby gnomes...
Tessie:  Then where does the confetti come from?
Pippin:  ...magic baby gnomes it is then.



Tessie:  Hey, Darren!  Grim and I are having a baby!
Arun Darren:  That's so great!  I...wait...what?
Tessie:  So, you and I will just be friends, K?  K!  (flirty texts Grim)
Arun Darren:  But...but I thought we...
Tessie:  Toodles!  (heads off on a date with Grim.
Arun Darren:  ...call me?



Tessie:  Hey, Gnomeycakes!  Notice anything different about me?
Grim:  ...is that a new hat?
Tessie:  No, silly, I'm having your baby!



Grim:  I'M THE LUCKIEST REAPER EVER!!!
Tessie:  Well, yeah, because you're with me, but we're also having a baby!
Grim:  That's awesome! 
Tessie:  Totes!
Pippin:  And as the days pass, the baby's father wasn't invited to be around and the baby's father was busy reaping souls, but the need for a continual support system was definitely present.  And who should step up to that challenge but our quiet and in the background immortal support Sim, Wade.



Wade:  So, are you sure you're fine?  You don't need to rest for a bit?  Maybe I could call Grandpa Gaivan in to give you a relaxing massage?
Tessie:  Nah, I'm good Gabe!
Wade:  Wade.  My name's Wade.  You've known me your whole life.
Tessie:  Okay, Gabe.
Pippin:  And even when he wasn't immediately present, he was still helping out Tessie by being artistic inspiration.



Tessie:  Gabe!  I painted a picture of you and Grandpa Abercrombie!!
Wade:  (facepalm)
Pippin:  Meantime...



Blurange Blur:  I miss her so much!
Pippin:  Our forlorn fellow managed to get in a date with his ghostly beloved...because she invited Tessie out and Tessie invited him along, but let's not tell him that.



Tessie:  This is why I'm their favorite daughter!
Pippin:  Well, that and the lack of competition, but even if you had competition, yeah, you probably still would be.



Blurange Blur:  I've so missed your beautiful face!
Ericka:  Is that why you stare at my painting like a creeper?
Blurange Blur:  ....maybe.  It seemed romantic until you put it that way...
Pippin:  And while they were making out up for lost time, Tessie was keeping herself occupied.



Pippin:  And the lovebirds got in some more time...



Pippin:  and later on, these lovebirds also got in some time...



Pippin:  and so did these ones.



Pippin:  Between Gaivan's vampire brood and Abernathy's cluster of illegitimate pollination offspring, we should have plenty of friend options for gen 8.  Speaking of gen 8, anything yet, Tessie?



Tessie:  A painting!  It's a painting of...
Pippin:  Yes, clearly gnomes.  I meant any labor pains or anything?
Tessie:  Painting is my job, so it's labor.  No pains, though.
Pippin:  Ugh!
Tessie:  Oh, I think I'm having the baby now!
Pippin:  YES!  Finally!  And it would only be proper to invite the baby's father along.
Tessie:  Okay!



Tessie:  Hey, Gnomeycakes!
Grim:  Hey, hot stuff!
Pippin:  Oh.  Not the father I'd expected. 
Doctor:  Well, nurse, he's already reaped me, so it must be your turn.
Grim:  No no, I'm here because this is my child.
Tessie:  Our child!  With me!  And both of us, even!
Doctor:  ...I have no idea what to think of that.  Let's go extract that...child...then...



Tessie:  Is this a burrito-making machine?  I'll bet it could make really big burritos!
Doctor:  Umm...okay...



Tessie:  Hey!  There's a baby over there!
Doctor:  Yes.  That would be your baby.
Tessie:  Where's Gnomeycakes' baby?
Doctor:  Gnomey...?  You mean Grim?  Yes.  That's his too, I guess.
Tessie:  Awesome!
Doctor:  So, what are you going to name your daughter?
Tessie:  Erina, after her grandma.
Pippin:  Aww, that's sweet.



Tessie:  And look how happy she looks!!
Pippin:  Welcome to the family, Erina.  All of our hopes are on your tiny, little shoulders, but you have a house full of love, support, and insanity to help you along your way.  Of course, you've also got a Watcher and forum full of supporters.  Things are, indeed, going well for the Tooks.

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Re: The Took Immortal Dynasty, A New Hope
« Reply #299 on: February 17, 2018, 12:15:50 PM »
When Welliam first appeared, I thought Tessie was going to wish for a love interest.
(Is that even a thing? Obviously, I only use the well for career promotions, LOL!)
Rofl, poor lovesick, romantic Arun! He's moved to tears during closet woohoo but then gets kicked to the curb with a "Toodles." *sheds a croc tear

Noooo, Pippin!  You don't get to virtually ignore Wade for most of the updates then Tessie gets his name wrong! #JusticeforWade

Welcome to your new home, wee Erina. (She looks terrified!)

Hilarious update, Watcher. :D