Author Topic: Back To Basics ID - Graveyard Please  (Read 2615 times)

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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2019, 10:25:17 PM »
I wanted to play with the extra skills and careers provided by ITF, plus I am mad. :D

Thanks for the luck

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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2019, 08:33:49 PM »
Awkward, awakwsrd, awkward conversations. Yikes. Poor pollinators.

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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2019, 10:20:39 PM »
Poor pollinators. It must be rough juggling that many people. XD

I love the little nod to Mortimer and Bella being together in another world. It's almost like Sam is too smart for his own good.

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Re: Back To Basics ID
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2019, 02:41:15 AM »
(Sunday week 8)


Aggie has maxed painting, cooking and gardening and has completed one skill challenge from each.
She has lived long enough to see her daughter, Bey married to Michael Bachelor, and her grand daughter, Star born and grown into a toddler.
She has painted all the portraits that have so far come into the Baysix museum - all 3 of her hubbies portraits, the first 4 of Bey's portraits and Star's toddler portrait.
She has grown the life fruit, caught the death fish, learnt the ambrosia recipe, cooked the ambrosia and cultivated the death flower for Baktu's immortality ... and has several more home grown death flowers in storage for the future immortals. Oh ... and she also stocked the family pond with alley catfish, angelfish and death fish.
She even changed her lifetime wish from illustrious author to renaissance sim ... so is it too much to ask for a bit of peace and quiet and to let her fish alone as she tries to get to level 10 fishing?
Apparently the answer is a resounding "YES!", according to her nephew, Mortimer and her son-in-law Michael, if this picture is anything to go by.
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Mortimer - Hi Aunt Aggie, you don't mind if Mike and I fish with you, do you?
Michael - Of course she won't mind, she's nice like that.
Agnes - Mind? I have no mind, I'm the valley idiot.
Mortimer - We'll just be fishing over there, Aunt Aggie. We'll leave you in peace.
Michael - Actually, the fish aren't biting for us here ... and Sam's back home ... let's go across the road.
Agnes - Thank you my dears. I'm pleased to see you two are using your time wisely. Look at me, I'm 92, how much time have I got left? I got to see Star be born *she smiles over at Michael* but I am tired, oh so tired ... tonight
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So that Aggie can spend her time fishing, the duties of tending the roof top garden has fallen primarily to Leighton. Leighton retired at level 6 of the professional sport career so he could turn to his life time wish of presenting the perfect garden. He's 81 and has 1 of his 8 perfect plants at the moment.
Leighton - Some weeds need to be pulled, some fruit and vegetable harvested, some barren plants need to be binned and some new seeds need to be planted.
Leighton - Pull, Harvest, Bin, Plant, again! Pull, Harvest, Bin, Plant, again! Oh dear, I forgot that now is when the watering starts ... tonight.
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The camera moves again and we are brought to Bey's bedroom, where Baktu and Star are bonding ...
Baktu - Please don't you cry, little darling Star, I promise we're all here for you, The swing is on slow, so you can sleep, and I promise, no claws will attack you,
Star - Poppy!
Baktu - you are a toddler, about to enter childhood, so pretty in pink and blue, one day when you're older a sim will fall in love with you
Star - Poppy!
Baktu - you'll marry someone when you're older and wiser, and sadly watch him go grey, but you will live forever and a day,
Star - Poppy!
Baktu - you're so pretty, oh so pretty, you're so pretty and cute, its true, I'm so happy to say I'll always be there for you
Star - Poppy! *falls sleeps*
Baktu - Tonight
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And the camera leaves that scene and pans to the painting studio in the backyard of the baysix property where the outdoor painting studio is being used by Bey Baysix.
Bey - I'm gonna paint a painting tonight, watch me paint a painting tonight, my little star's asleep inside, and I'm out beneath the stars, so watch me paint a painting tonight.
*dabbing at palette*
Bey - I've razzle dazzled at my painting, and I'm working as a cop, I've read all about the wrong pair of shoes, so to the underwater pineapple I won't drop
*pauses for a moment*
Bey - for my career I had to learn logic, which was perhaps a bad mistake, but when I join forensics, the criminals will quiver and shake ...
*gazes out over the ocean*
Bey - let me paint till I'm out on my feet, tomorrow I am on the beat, I've brought an apple that when I'm hungry I will eat, so let me make this painting complete ...
Bey - Tonight!
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By now Michael and Mortimer made their way across the street to the fishing spot and were joined by Sam, home from work at the diner.
Sam - Oh what a night! I got locked inside the cold store! Was let out cause I hit repeatedly on the door, oh what terror I felt tonight
Michael - Oh what a night! Aggie asked me and Mort to go away, she wanted to be left to her memories today, So we surrendered tonight
Mortimer - Oh what a night! Aunty Agnes is awesome and oh so right, finally I think we've seen the light, what a lady she is ...
Sam/Michael/Mortimer - Tonight.

Watcher Note - Agnes is not yet dead ... I just felt like having fun with this update.

See if you can pick out the musicals and/or songs I've referenced in big and small ways in the above <G>

Stats as at Sunday Week 8

Gen 1 - Baktu Baysix: Immortal: Traits: Flirty, Great Kisser, Athletic, Friendly, Loves the Outdoors; married Agnes Baysix (nee Crumplebottom)
Unique Supermaxed Skill: Athletics (Level 10/all skill challenges);
Maxed Career: Level 10 Athletics Career Sports Legend;
Unique LTW: Become a Superstar Athlete;
Unique LTRs: Discount Diner, Fertility Treatment, Collection Helper
Unique Best Friends: Agnes Baysix, Beyondthe Baysix, Monika Morris, Leighton Sekemoto, Dustin Langerak (ceased to be Wednesday Week 7), Narcissa Vatos, Marty Keaton;
Unique Opportunities: Hawking the Foam Finger, Health and Wellness Seminar, Inter-Office League, Brand Image, Ticket Counting, Spiraling Out;
Building fully owned: Everfresh Delights Supermarket (renamed Baktu's Fresh Food Mart);
Property fully upgraded: Sunnyside Strand (renamed Baktu's Centre of Beach Games);
Museum: Young Adult, Adult, Elder Portraits

Gen 2 - Beyondthe (Bey) Baysix: Young Adult: Traits: Good, Artistic, Genius, Perfectionist, Hopeless Romantic; Married Michael Baysix (nee Bachelor)
Unique Supermaxed Skill: Painting (Level 10, 2 skill challenges completed);
Maxed Career: Law Enforcement (Level 2);
Unique LTW: Forensic Specialist-Dynamic DNA Profiler (not completed);
Unique LTRs: Legendary Host, Extra Creative, ?
Unique Best Friends: Baktu Baysix, Michael Baysix, Mortimer Goth, Sam Sekemoto, ?, ?
Unique Opportunities: Research Paper, The Wrong Pair of Shoes Shoes, ?, ?, ?, ?
Building fully owned: None Yet;
Property fully upgraded: None Yet;
Museum: Toddler, Child, Teen, Young Adult, ?, ? Portraits

Gen 3 - Startwithe (Star) Baysix: Toddler: Traits: Genius, Friendly, ?, ?, ?;
Unique Supermaxed Skill: ?;
Unique Maxed Career: ?;
Unique LTW: ?;
Unique LTRs: ?, ?, ?;
Unique Best Friends: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?;
Unique Opportunities: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?;
Building fully owned: None Yet;
Property fully upgraded: None Yet;
Museum: Toddler, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? Portraits

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« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2019, 06:21:10 PM »
Oh dear ...

Due to Watcher inattention this attempt has failed :( Let us explain

'Twas Monday of week 8 and Aggie felt all light headed and floaty and stuff, she even received a visit from a guy that was tall, dark and handsome!?!
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The watcher was confuzzked (nothing new there, he is confuzzled at least twice a day, and three times every Sunday, and four times when it is the 4th day of August, given it was the 4th of August and a Sunday, the 3 times for it being Sunday and 4 times for it being the 4th day of August, were multiplied together). No one came to mourn her. Well, her hubby had just gone to work, so he's excused, her daughter was coming home from work, so she's excused, her grand daughter was in her swing, so she's excused, the Sekemotos, Leighton and Sam (aka the live ins) were out - Sam was working at the diner and Leighton decided that beds were too comfortable and slept on a park bench outside the bookshop.

Her nephew and her son in law? NOT EXCUSED!

Her son-in-law, Michael, was across the other side of the family pond, FISHING! No gnashing of teeth, no endless waling, not even a slight sob.
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Her nephew, Mortimer, was upstairs, upgrading all in one bathrooms! He didn't come running, nothing like that.

And no one had the mourning moodlet
What was going on?
Our confuzzled Watcher went back to look at the interplay between reaper and reapee. The swan dive through the air and ... Aggie turned solid.
Our confuzzled Watcher mouthed a very not nice or polite word at that point, which started with f and rhymed with luck ... yes, it was fire-truck.
And saw with mounting horror that tall dark and handsome spoke directly to Agnes, his voice deep and terrible and rasping, but yet was also filled with tenderness and amazement "Aww Agnes, that is so sweet of you! I need to hurry home and put this flower in water! I know just the right vase ..."

So, at least I know what happened and I've found yet another way of failing this challenge.

I have never given a deathflower to Grimm before either on purpose or by accident. I will also make sure to not only check in on my sims for their current status and moods on starting to play a game again, but also on the status of their inventories.

So yeah, graveyard please. :(