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Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« on: November 10, 2017, 09:23:14 PM »
Introducing Keon Welsh and his dog Zippo


Chapters
Chapter 1 The Beginning -What else!
Chapter 2 Companions and a New Command Mastered
Chapter 3 Painting
Chapter 4 A Fight!
Chapter 5 The 1st Phase
Chapter 6 Fleas and Obstacles
Chapter 7 More Painting
Chapter 8 Squirrel - Yikes
Chapter 9 The End, or is it?
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Re: Brindleton Bay - Chpt 1
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 09:23:28 PM »

Keon: Who's a good boy then?
Zippo: Snuffle
Keon: Well it's you and me now boy. sigh Still, could have been worse, right? Could have been stuck with a watcher.



Keon: Sit! Siiit! SIIIIt?
Zippo:  ???



Keon: Yeah! Woo! That's wut Ima talkin about!
Watcher: Huh, that didn't take him long, 'mazin.
Keon: sigh So much for not having a watcher Zip. Way to ruin a moment watcher.



Justin: Hi! Welcome to the neighborhood!
Keon: massive sigh
Watcher: Don't mind him Justin, he's just all out of sorts that I'm here.
Justin: Well I can always go and come back at a better time.
Watcher: Good idea.



Keon: Well awkward much?
Watcher: Yeah. Umm, just keep doing your homework, I'm sure Justin will leave soon.
Keon: sigh



Brent: Morning watcher. Going for a walk there Zippo?
Zippo: wuf!
Watcher: He's a good dog.
Brent: Probably should have him on a lead there watcher.
Watcher: Yeah yeah, I hear ya.




Watcher: Bliss, nothing better than a walk along the beach to clear out the cobwebs eh Zip?




Mayor Whiskers: Morning Zippo. Watcher.
Watcher: Wut? You talk?
Mayor Whiskers: Of course I do, what kind of question is that?
Watcher: Umm, well, it's not every day you meet a talking cat. Just saying.
Mayor Whiskers: Not every day you meet an invisible watcher either, just sayin.



Mayor Whiskers: Goodness Me! These stray dogs are becoming quite a problem.
Watcher: Don't look at me, I'm only in charge of Zippo and ...
Mayor Whiskers:...he's a good boy. sigh Yes yes watcher.
Nina: Arghh...DOWN! Stop it!



Keon: Woo, first fish!
Watcher: Good job, that's dinner tonight.
Keon: Yuk, I'm not eating this.
Watcher: Fair enough. I'll remind you said that later. Might as well sell it then.
Keon: How was your walk?
Watcher: Good... umm, have you met the local mayor yet?
Keon: No. Is he an old crusty dude?
Watcher: Err, no. Not really... Doesn't matter.



Keon: Thanks for buying a food bowl.
Watcher: No worries, us watchers do have our uses you know.
Keon: Hmm.



Keon: Sheesh, only one! I'm not going to get rich doing this watcher. This is silly.
Watcher: K, well maybe try the dig sites?
Keon: *shouts* Zippo!



Keon: Umm, not sure about this either watcher. It's just making me all dirty and smelly. Gross.
Zippo: Wuf!




Watcher: OK. I've got an idea.
Keon: Oh gawd. I'm starving!
Watcher: Err.. umm.. Well, fish. You know.
Keon: I hate you




Watcher: Oh Zip, I don't like seeing him starving either. Come on boy, things will look better in the morning.



And so everyone went to bed...with empty stomachs.
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Re: Brindleton Bay -Chpt 2
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 09:23:39 PM »

Keon: Whose a good boy?
Zippo: snuffle
Watcher: You know Keon, if you feed all the strays we're going to find saving money difficult.
Keon: I know but I couldn't bear to see him go hungry.
Watcher: I know, it's pretty awful seeing that. *pause* Umm... so you ok with taking a day off school?



Keon: Gawd no. It's just the worst! *eyeroll*
Watcher: lol, well, you know. You might have been sad.
Keon: Nope.
Watcher: K, well enjoy the day with Zip, getting to know him and stuff.






Keon: Wait! What did she just say watcher?
Watcher: *cough* Something about some buns being down by the BBQ's?
Zip: *snort*



Watcher: What now. I thought you'd be pleased Zips learnt how to pee outside now.
Keon: Yeah,I am.. but, you know... people!



Keon: Like time and place watcher, this is just embarrassing.




Watcher: Hehehhe I think you've got a bigger problem now.




Keon: NOO, Zip! NO. Oh yuk... man, so gross, stop it.
Watcher: Hahhha oh man that's so gross.



Zippo: Wuf wuf WUF!
Keon: No, bad dog. Yuk.



Keon: Oh great. just what I needed a....
Watcher: Don't say it.  :-X


A little while later...

Keon: Wanna play fetch boy?
Zippo: Woof!




Watcher: I think you're playing that wrong.
Keon: Very funny.




Keon: See, there we go! Good boy!




Watcher: He's learnt a new command! Awesome.
Keon: I know, he's the best.



Keon: He's my best friend. Aren't you boy.
Watcher: I'm glad you two are gonna be best friends. Everyone needs a companion. Come on, I want to take you guys somewhere.




Watcher: You could have chosen a more comfortable place for star gazing.
Keon: Nah, it's fine here. there's one super bright star, right there.
Watcher: That's Sirius.




And so we leave our two boys chatting and painting the night away.
This time both with full stomachs, even though I forgot to show Keon eating the left over hotdog buns. *grin*



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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 10:11:41 PM »
Oh yay!!! I'm so glad you will be gracing us with your "Teen Runaway Challenge: Pets" story!
Keon is so cute!  And Zippo appears so...stoic!  Lol, did Zippo pick a fight with Nina Caliente!?

Oh my gosh, if your sim and his dog are starving, the rest of us lowly mortals don't have a chance! o.O


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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 10:27:40 PM »
Ha! No, I'm just super rusty playing without cheats! That was some stray dog that fought Nina... Dina? I never know which is which with those two sims. I just happened to catch it when I was watching Zip going for his walk. Pretty funny!
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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 01:18:24 PM »
It was Nina. Dina is the blond @KTK10 has a brilliant story going with her as the star of the show. She's prettier than EA makes her, with a little hair and clothing change.

I kept going hehehehe throughout this reading :-)
because... Math *Pippin The Most Tenacious Simmer*

Only 2 things are infinite... The universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe. *Albert Einstein*

Don't believe all the quotes that have been attributed to me. *Albert Einstein*

I can't ignore ALL of the voices in my head - Some of them actually make sense! *Blayzen*

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Re: Brindleton Bay - Chapt 3
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 09:07:20 PM »


Keon: No looking watcher!
Watcher: Can you at least tell me what you are painting?
Keon: Zip! Who else?




Keon: Whaddya think Zip?
Zippo: Wuf! *lick lick*
Keon: Oh, he loves it!
Watcher: Err... yes, it's *pause* very nice.



Watcher: I like this one a lot.
Keon: Thanks. Do you know where Zip is? I Haven't seen him for a while.
Watcher: I'll go take a look-see.




Watcher: Oh! Well... umm, good you've been having fun but you do stink a bit. Quite a bit actually.




Zippo:  ???
Watcher: It is a refuse receptacle. You know... sims put waste stuff in it. omg, what am I even doing explaining a bin to a dog. *face palm*




Watcher: He's brought you a present!
Zippo: Wuf wuf!
Keon: Oh! *gag* What a good boy. Gawd, what did you do to him watcher... smells so bad!




Keon: You sure there's a b.a.t.h. here?
Watcher: Yep. I saw a bath last time we were here.




Keon: I told you not to say THE word!
Watcher: Opps, sorry!
Keon: It's ok boy... it's all good.




Keon: Right, get in or we can do this the tough way Zip. You stink!
Watcher: And hurry up about it. Phewwww


After a few attempts at Pushing Zipp into the B.A.T.H.

Keon: You big baby, see, it's not so bad.
Watcher: Woah! This b.a.t.h. has taken way longer than I thought! It's school time!
Keon: K, I'll head out, you take Zip home.K?
Watcher: K.



A few Hours later...

Watcher: *yawn* I'm sooo bored. *yawn*
Zippo: *yawn*




Watcher: Gah, time drags when Keon's at school. *Jaw Cracking Yawn*




Keon: How's yr day Zip?
Watcher: Boring.
Keon: lol Well I'm going to spend some time with Zip here so go find something to do.
Watcher *sigh*




Keon: Shake.
Zippo: Woof




Watcher: Ah, there you two are. It's time to head to the museum. Those paintings won't paint themselves you know.
Keon: *Grumble* Don't see what the big hurry is.
Watcher: Well we need money to build a house. Money doesn't grow on trees you know.
Keon: My Great, great, great grandfather used to have money trees. He lived in Sunset Valley.
Watcher: Bah humbug, old urban myth.  ;)





Watcher: It's a bit dark out here. Can you actually see what you're doing?
Keon: Yeah, nearly done. Whats the square root of 46?
Watcher: Errr, umm to simplify that we'd, umm, extract the err factors that are raised to have an even..umm... component and then we, err... Are there any? Umm... *cough*
Keon: Math not your thing watcher?
Watcher: Oh yes, no. Totally is. It's just important that you do your own homework, so that you can benefit from, the err, mental exhaustion. No the mental exertion that ... *cough*
Keon: *snicker*




Keon: Don't tell buddy but the watcher doesn't know how to math! lol
Zippo: *snuffle* Wuf.




Watcher: I don't like those colors much
Keon: Me neither actually. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
Watcher: Oh well, just complete it and sell it, you know.
Keon: Hm mmh.




Watcher: What on earth are you doing?
Keon: Just doing 3 emotional paintings. I got all confident 'cos my last painting was excellent so I started 3 and now I'm finishing them.
Watcher: I'm bored.
Keon: Well, you're the one who wanted me to do this. Go play with Zip or something.
Watcher: K





Zippo: *snore*
Watcher: *sigh*



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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 09:19:12 PM »
I was looking at dog breeds in CAP last night and realized that Zippo is a New Zealand Cattle Dog! *puffs with pride

First I was wondering when Keon had moved into such lush digs then realized you're in Willow Creek!
May I ask which Brindleton Bay lot you've started on? Dachsund's Creek?

Haha, Keon and Zip are so adorable together!

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Re: Brindleton Bay - Chapt 4
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 09:36:27 PM »

So here's what I spend my days looking at. That tiny little splodge on the lot is Zippo, he pretty much goes to sleep when Keon leaves for school and I spend the sim day looking around the neighborhood. Which, thankfully, is rather lovely.



Watcher: YAY! You're home....bwahhahhaHAHAhahhaa...*coughing fit* Hahahahha
Keon: I got a B.
Wacther: *weakly* Congrats Bwhahahhahaha




Keon: I think I'm going to take a nap.
Watcher: K, lol. Wait! Are you asleep? 'Cos your eyes are still open!
Keon: *faint snoring*
Watcher: Creepy!




Keon: Well, you know, you shouldn't wake me but I'm really pleased to see you as well Zip. Been a tough day *sigh*
Zippo: *licks*




Keon: Fetch!
Watcher: Woah! Zips super good at that now!
Keon: Yep, it's fun. Don't suppose I could change watcher?
Watcher: Well, we kinda don't have any wardrobes or drawers...so, yeah. That's a thing.
Keon: I want to paint some more.




Keon: Yeah! Let's DO This! I'm super pumped after my nap, imma gonna paint all night and get me some money!
Watcher: Much as I highly commend your 'can-do' attitude, there is a small issue to take care of before we head out.
Keon: Such as?
Watcher: Umm... you know *head tilt*
Keon: No *stares blankly at watcher*
Watcher: You KNOW.... poop




Keon: Look watcher, honestly I'm not even all that hungry.
Watcher: Just keep cooking, a growing boy like you can't live on just fruit.
Keon: Wut? But you told me to cook fried FRUIT.
Watcher: It's different.
Keon: How?
Watcher: I don't know, it just is.


Short time later at the Willow Creek Gym...

Keon: All this fruit is playing havoc with my guts. Oooo.
Watcher: Yeah, sorry about that. I'll work on getting you the ability to eat other things soon.
Keon: Might as well have a shower now I'm here. Shoo watcher. Get out!




Watcher: *GASP* KEOOOOOON!!! Come quick! Some nasty dog's attacking ZIP! KEON!
Keon: *from the shower* Ugh... Shoo it away.
Watcher: I can't! HURRY!




Watcher: Oh lordy this isn't looking good. You ok Zip?
Zippo: *whine*




Keon: Argh, you NAUGHTY dog, bad bad BAD. SHOO!
Watcher: Yeah, you tell him. Bad dog. I'll go find Zip




Watcher: Oh nooo! Oh poor Zip. It's ok Zippo... da baddy dogs all gone.
Zippo: *whine* *shiver*



Keon: Awww, there's a gooood boy. Zip. You'll be right.




Keon: See? All better, poor boy.
Watcher: Oh MY GOODNESS! Can you see that CUTE KITTEN?
Kitten: *miow* *puurrrr*
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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 09:42:09 PM »
I think it is Hindquarter Hideaway. I'll double check next time I'm in game. Yes, Keon is spending a lot of time painting in Willow Creek. I normally don't let my runaways paint but I actually want to see if I can find anymore of the new paintings so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Zips a breed of dog I'm familiar with in rl and they are such clever dogs that it was an obvious choice.  :)


OK so at this point it is about half way through the first week. I've just bought Keon the Never Weary trait so now he really only needs to nap to top up his energy levels saving a lot of time. His Training Skill is level 3 and he's obviously working on the Painter Extraordinaire Aspiration. I was going to complete the Friend of the Animals aspiration but it involves training too many bad behaviors from Zippo and I quite like a lot of the so-called 'misbehaviours' lol. They have such cute animations.

The next reward trait I'll buy will be marketable so that we can really capitalize on the values of Keon's paintings. So more or less on track for building at the end of his second week...hopefully!
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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 09:50:43 PM »
Wait, what? Was that whole fight scene a setup to show Keon in a towel? (Totally worth it!)
Why is Keon dressed in the Level 4 Athlete uniform? Is that a premonition of things to come or a new posts-Pets glitch?

Seriously, though, poor Zip! He looks so sad! I'm glad he wasn't injured.
Can Keon report that other dog to the pound or something? We need reveeeeeeennnnnngggge!

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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2017, 09:57:43 PM »
lol. No it wasn't a set up, it actually all happened as I've shown in the story. I had to cancel Keon's shower so he could 'stop the fight'. Which is an interaction that is available when you click on two pets fighting. He then auto told the other dog off and then went and hugged Zip. Poor Zip, such a scaredy cat!  :P dat kitten tho!

**edited: Oh that suit! It's a bug that happens sometimes when teens/children get a 'promotion' at school. Gaining a better grade makes them dress weird. Beats me!

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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2017, 09:59:46 PM »
What are Zippo's traits?
Do Australian Cattle Dogs (is that Zip's breed, btw?) come with a default trait?
Agreed, that kitten is to cute to pass up, Watcher.

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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2017, 10:09:17 PM »
Zippo - Adult, male dog. Hunter, loyal and active. (Comes with troublemaker I think, but in my experience that really doesn't suit these dogs.) His breed is actually Australian Cattle Dog.  ;)

Keon - Teen, male. Creative, Dance Machine, High metabolism from choosing Athletic Aspiration.

Basically just chose some of my fav traits for this, nothing super challenging.

No Lot Traits but will apply some once the house is built.  :)
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Re: Brindleton Bay -Chpt 5
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2017, 10:36:46 PM »

Watcher: Good day at school?
Keon: Yep, whew! I need a shower though.
Watcher: You're not that stinky. You can wash your hands a few times at the museum. Not too keen on going back to the gym after last time.
Keon: Yeah, good point. OK, let's head to the museum then. Zip! Heel.




Justin: hehehe, not a cat person then Victor?
Victor: Argh...Shoo! I guess not!




Watcher: Keooon, if ya feed all da strays we won't be able to save money.
Keon: lol I know, I know. I'll paint extra to make up for it.




Watcher: Oh good boy Zip, still sitting where you were told to. Cute! Come on...let's take a look around.
Zippo: Wuf!!




Catrina: Err, I'm more of a cat person actually watcher.
Zippo:  :o  ???
Watcher: That's cool, so am I really but Zips extra good and very cute too.





Watcher: He's too young for you. Shoo!
Katrina: I'm simply looking at his painting watcher. Don't be so rude.
Watcher: Hmmf... just you keep your eyes where I can see them.





Katrina: *scoffing* 'Eyes where I can see them', what does that even mean?
Watcher: I don't know. It sounded a lot better in my head. Anyway, you just keep them feet walking, walking you right outta my sight.


Quite some time later...

Watcher: oh dear....
Keon: What?
Watcher: Well..come see.





Watcher: How come you didn't tell him off?
Keon: Naaa. It's no biggie and he's kinda cute when he plays in water anyways.
Watcher: True, as long as it's 'water', ya know?
Keon: lol Yep, I know!




Keon: Here. Stay!





Keon: Good boy. I'll take you for a hmmmm as soon as I finished this painting.
Watcher: What's a hmmmm?
Keon: I can't spell it out 'cos Keon's so smart he knows how to spell this.
Watcher: Wuut? Woah! That's cool. It is a.... er perambulation?
Keon: *grin* Yep.








Watcher: Gee, the moon looks beautiful! This part of the Simverse is quite lovely.
Keon: It's pretty nice out here for sure.
Watcher: You wanna move out here?
Keon: Nope. I love being near the beach.



Keon: Ohhh. he's found something. Cool!
Watcher: lol, excited eh?
Keon: Last time he bought me a space rock!
Watcher: Now that IS cool! Worth coming all this long way right down here then.





Keon: Uh oh!
Watcher: What?
Keon: I've just remembered I've got a homework assignment due tomorrow.
Watcher: *sigh* Ok I guess we just have to run back then....








Watcher: Oh cool Zips found something else!
Keon: Nice! Hope it's worth millions.





Watcher: Well least Zips enjoying that extra squeaky ball he found. *eye roll*
Keon: Pretty annoying eh.
Watcher: Yep. Well, if you hurry you might have just enough time to paint one more before school. Keen?
Keon: Yep, sounds a plan.




Keon: *Unrepeatable words*
Watcher: Woah! What's got up your nose?
Keon: Wrack off watcher, I'm feeling all out of sorts. *Various more definitely unrepeatable words*
Watcher: *sigh* Oh... you're having a "phase" aren't you. Welp, there goes all our well-laid-out plans for the foreseeable future.
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Re: Brindleton Bay - Chpt 6
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2017, 01:46:49 AM »

Watcher: Bad day?
Keon: Stress headache.
Watcher: Some fresh air will help.
Keon: Good thing fresh air helps 'cos we got plenty of that here.
Watcher: Don't be mean. You earn the money and I'll build you a house. Anyway, you got mail.




Keon: Cool, it's my elements for my collection.
Watcher: Nice.




Keon: Hey ya buddy, how ya been?
Watcher: Hes got fleas.
Keon: Yuk. Ok vet time I guess.




Keon: I'll go check him in. Keep an eye on him watcher?
Watcher: Sure thing.
Katrina: Hi Zip. What's wrong with you today then?
Watcher: *eye roll*




Watcher: Well, you know Katrina, I don't think it's that hard to tell, just sayin'.




Vet Landgraab: And what seems to be the problem today Justin?
Justin: Not sure really. That's why I'm here.
Watcher: *snort* No kidding! I'm not sure these vets are particularly well educated. Might have to change that...




Watcher: Good boy Zip. Hold still now.



Katrine: Hmmmmm *peers intensely*
Watcher: Oh for crying out loud, it's pretty obvious what's wrong!
Keon: Watcher, let the vet do her job. Chill!
Watcher: *grumble*



Keon: There we go, feeling less itchy now Zip?
Watcher: Honestly, I could do a better job than that woman.
Keon: Don't sweat the small stuff watcher. Zips all good and that's what's important. Right?
Watcher: Hmm, yes... guess so.



Keon: Right well... walkies eh boy?




Keon: Oh they got some cool stuff in here. Wonder if I should get some?
Watcher: How about we save our pennies and come back once you have a house and stuff?
Keon: K, that's sounds a plan.







Mayor Whiskers: Afternoon watcher.
Watcher: Hiya mayor. Out for a walk?
Mayor Whiskers: Just checking up on my constituents.
Watcher: You're cross stitching...wut?
Mayor Whiskers: My constituents.
Watcher: Ok, have fun with that, doing art is always relaxing.




Keon: I'm going to buy Zip a special dinner for being so brave.
Watcher: Fair enough. Oh for pete's sake! It's another of those women!




Watcher: 'Tis nice here though.




Watcher: Where d'you guys get to?
Keon: Down here by the river.
Watcher: K, hey we should try out the obstacle park!
Keon: Ohhh! Good idea! Zip! Heel.







Keon: Enjoy Zip!
Watcher: Man that looks good enough for us to eat *stomach rumble*
Keon: I know, right. Better than fruit anyways.
Watcher: Heh *cough* yeah.




Keon: You can do it! Woo.... yeah! Go Zip!




Watcher: Heck! He's looking like a pro!



Watcher: Way to go Zip! Great work Keon! He's just got a perfect score in 32 minutes! Wow! Impressive!




Keon: Gooood boy Zip, well done.
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Re: Brindleton Bay - Chpt 7
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2017, 02:24:00 AM »
Saturday Morning.

Watcher: Breakfast in Willow Creek was a good idea wasn't it? Come on, admit it. I do have good ideas don't I?
Keon: I'm in heaven. So much food and not a piece of fruit in sight. Hmmmmmmm
Watcher: Well, eat up Keon, we've got a huuuuuge day ahead of us. Hope that painting inspiration is a happening thing.
Keon: Fooooood...hmmmmm.




Keon: First painting of the day, first masterpiece. Kaching!
Watcher: Awesome! Good job!



Watcher: As much as I love Zip, this constant need for perambulation is kinda getting in our way of getting rich.
Keon: Hmm, still, plenty time left in the day. It'll be fine.
Zip: Wuf!




Keon: Second painting of the day and...
Watcher: Don't tell me. Another masterpiece?
Keon: *Grin* Yep!




And so the day continues, Keon painting and Zip whining and fretting about lack of exercise.



Watcher: Good one! I was starting to think you'd lost your artiste mojo!
Keon: Nope, still got it. Masterpiece number three!
Watcher: Well I think nap time for everyone. *Glares at Zip* Seems like certain pets are super whingy today.




Keon: I feel raring to go again.
Watcher: Shhh! Whisper! I really don't want Zip to wake up just now!
Keon: He's sound asleep Watcher. I reckon I could yell THE word and it wouldn't wake him.
Watcher: Oh goodness! Let's not test that theory eh!




Watcher: Clever boy! Masterpiece number four! It's super awesome too.
Keon: Pity we have to sell it.
Watcher: Well, we could keep it and see if you can paint enough without having to sell this one.
Keon: Ok, let's do that. I'll sell it if we really have to.
Watcher: Deal. Oh rats! Zips awake.
Keon: lol I got this.








And so Sunday passes. People come and go. Pets wander in and out.




Keon: FINALLY!
Watcher: *weakly* Wooo, well done!
Keon: My fifth Masterpiece. I'm really over painting for a bit watcher. I actually just want to go home.
Watcher: Deal. Let's go. I've had enough of staring at this museum to last me a life time. You've still got homework to do too.
Keon: *groan*




Watcher: Well, it's not much, yet, but it sure is nice to be home.
Keon: Agree. Just finally being alone. *sigh* So many people at the Museum. Hey what's a  err.... double negative?
Watcher: A double negative is the nonstandard usage of two negatives used in the same sentence so that they cancel each other and create a positive. In Shakespeare's day, double negatives were considered emphatic, but today, they are considered grammar mistakes.
Keon: Woah, how do you know that?
Watcher: I used my second brain.
Keon: Whose this Shakespeare dude anyway?
Watcher: Just my fav author of all times. But you better get that homework done. It's getting late.





Watcher: Argh! Uh oh! Keon, don't look around. Just do as I say...keep your eyes down on your homework and don't stop doing it.
Keon: I'm nervous!
Watcher: It'll be ok... and don't say anything!




Vlad: Oh yes. I met Shakespeare once. Lovely fellow. Very delicious...err writings, indeed.
Watcher: Wait! Wut! You met Shakespeare? omg! What was he like?
Vlad: I'll tell you all about it if you invite me in.
Watcher: Umm... well, dang it! We don't actually have a house yet.
Vlad: Oh what a shame. Keon really does have a lovely neck.
Watcher: 0.0
Keon: *nervous gulp*




Keon: *nervous laugh* hehhheh. Seems like my homework is all done....
Vlad: Well, been a lovely visit watcher but as the sun is nearly dawning 'tis time I retire. Till necks time.
Zip:  ???





Keon: Wow, that was SUUUUPer creepy watcher.
Watcher: You're telling me! *Shudder* I think we need to get some garlic.
Keon: I heard that was just an urban myth.
Watcher: What?
Keon: Vamps being allergic to garlic.
Watcher: Well, darn. Better get Zip trained up so he can attack people then.
Keon: Oh, he can already do that.
Watcher: Why didn't you tell me?
Keon: Umm.... <duh> 'cos you told me not to talk and to keep my head down.
Watcher: Ok, well, good to know anyway. Good boy Zip! You're awesome.
Zip: *Snuffle* Wuf!




And low and behold, a house was built in the local style while Zip was sleeping and Keon was at school.









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Re: Brindleton Bay - Chpt 8
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2017, 02:45:58 AM »
The next morning...

Keon: Thank you so much for the house watcher. It's so awesome being able to finally give Zip a bath at home. No more stinky dog, eh Zip?
Watcher: Don't thank me kid, you did all the hard yards you know.




Keon: Omg, grilled cheese.... mouthwateringly delicious.




Keon: Seriously, this has to be the best grilled cheese eva! *nom nom nom*
Watcher: Well you better step on it. School in 5 and you have to go as you have no holidays left.





Keon: See ya bud. Be good.
Zip: Wuf! *lick lick*



5 mins later...

Watcher: Oh you are KIDDING me! Seriously Zip! You already went for a walk this morning. Oh man! this is gonna be a looooong day.




And it was. Finally as 2.15pm Zip finally fell asleep. Gah!




Watcher: Huh, whats with the weird suit thing again?
Keon: Beats me, I got another holiday day though.
Watcher: Oh well, that's always nice to have. Maybe that's like the equivalent of getting an A plus? Anyway, Zips been crying all day. He misses you when you leave, now that we finally have a house.




Keon: Oh poor boy!
Watcher: Poor watcher...




Watcher: I like it here.
Keon: Me too. You wanna run around Zip?




Watcher: Umm, I'm guessing we shouldn't have sent Zip to explore that bush. Yikes!
Keon: Sheesh, he's been bitten by a squirrel.
Watcher: A SQUIRREL? Aren't they those cute, little furry tree rat things?
Keon: Well obviously their bite is dangerous. Can't be that darn cute.



Keon: Right buddy, we're going to the vet right now. K?
Zip: Wuf.




Watcher: You better not be complaining that my dog just peed himself buddy. I suggest you get your thinking cap on and cure Zippo. Pronto.





Vet: Poor boy, I'll get you some medicine right away.
Keon: Ummm, do we have any money left watcher?
Watcher: Yep, got it covered. I bred some frogs




Keon: Cool! All fixed. That was awesome Mr Vet! I'd like to be able to cure animals like that.




Keon: Aw Zip, you got to be more careful around squirrels buddy.




And so peace reigned in the house. Keon had managed to paint another masterpiece before going to bed and Zip was feeling all better. Night everyone.








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Re: Brindleton Bay - Chpt 9
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2017, 03:00:35 AM »

Watcher: *GASP* Nooooo, omg. What's happening?



Keon: Arghhh
Watcher: Keon! No...Help! Someone!




Watcher: Nooooo
Zip: *whimper*
Watcher: Nooo, no , no, no, NO.







Keon: hehehhe heh




Keon: I'm fine Zip! heh
Zip: *doggie laughter*
Watcher: What the ... *stunned* What even were you...?
Keon: Right. You're turn Zip. Play Dead!



Keon: hehehe, awesome! Woo.
Watcher: *under her breath* I think I need a drink I'm going for a walk Keon and I'm taking Zip with me.
Keon: Cool, I'll come too.
Watcher: No you won't. You *dramatic pause* can do your homework young man.



Watcher: *Deep breath* Sheesh, that frightened the life outta me Zip.




Watcher: Oh well, see you've recovered. smh




Zip: Woof woof woof woof WOOF!




Zippo: Wuf!




Watcher: Good boy! What have you found?




Watcher: Nice! Now let's see if you can make it past those seagulls without stopping to chase them!



Watcher: Good job buddy! Nearly home.



Keon: Masterpiece. Oh yeah!
Watcher: Zips got another of those china statue thingies for you. Get your homework done?
Keon: Yep. And I made my lunch for tomorrow!
Watcher: Nice. Well... you've got the rest of the night free then. What are you going to do?




Keon: This! Zip! Heel.




The End
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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2017, 03:03:03 AM »
I am so loving this story! Just when I'd decided I'd do your Rags to Riches challenge, reading this makes me want to do this first, lol.

Whoa, those Caliente cougars--beat them back, Watcher! Keep them away from your lovely teenager! He and Zip are so cute together!

You and your "rusty playing without cheats"! It feels like Keon earned enough for his house in no time at all! Nice work, Watcher!
I look forward to seeing what Keon's new objectives are!

Wait, what does "The End" mean?

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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2017, 03:07:22 AM »
This is what 'The End' means. lol you bet me to the post!  ;)

Thank you for reading. FYI chapter 7 was the end of the challenge, week 2 day 4.  Keon completed the Training Skill at the obstacle course and completed the Painter Extraordinaire at the museum. He made $30,089 which was more than enough to build his house and furnish it quite well. Chapters 8 and 9 were just for fun as I really enjoyed playing with Keon and Zip  :)


It all came rushing back to me after that first night @oshizu when everyone was really hungry! I sorta got my game-face on after that! lol
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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2017, 03:16:49 AM »
I'd actually written my previous post right after seeing Keon's new house, but your last two chapters posted before I could click "Post."
Had to edit my original post to ask about "The End," lol.

Wow, 11 days to complete the challenge. "Sorta got your game-face," my plumbob!
Really loved all the scenic shots of Zip in Chapter 9.

So what's next? Make a clean copy of Keon and Zip then play around with your Vet Clinic: Rags to Riches challenge?

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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2017, 03:21:43 AM »
Yeah, I'm pretty tempted to keep playing with Keon. I have them saved to my library anyway so I might age him up in CAS and carry one like it is the next part of his life's story being a vet. Maybe a fire burnt his house down to explain why he suddenly has no money and no house! heh.

*edited to add. Getting the Never Weary trait as early as possible and the fact that Keon has the Dance trait (disco naps) makes it all so much easier and, of course, painting is a very easy way to make good money pretty quickly. Normally I wouldn't choose these options but mostly I simply wanted to have fun with the new content.  :)
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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2017, 02:44:45 AM »
This was a joy to read, @Playalot :) I'm going to try this challenge as well since it's a short one. Just need to make up my mind about what sim to use - my own or a premade aged down...
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Re: Brindleton Bay - A Teen Runaway Story
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2017, 05:06:37 AM »
Thanks Nindigo! Glad you enjoyed it.  :)
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