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The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.2 - Madness
« Reply #100 on: November 09, 2019, 12:43:14 PM »
Hi guys! I'm still not sure if I should count Shark's lifetime wish, so I'm going to continue to think on it. I'll probably reread the rules before deciding at a later date. Anyways, let's get into the chapter.



Ace passed away.  :( I adored his quiet personality and the fact he was an Aries clone. Ace had five daughters with Macy Clay and I never got any notifications their relationship was ever on the rocks. When I popped into the Timeless-Clay household for pictures for the family in a save file I didn't save, Macy and Ace's relationship was doing extremely well. I'll miss seeing the things he is up to.



On another note, one of Shark's many love interests died. I'm quite torn about it as you can tell.
"I loved her!"
The only person you love is yourself.



Arius worked on putting the finishing touches on Dione's sculpture for Hera's addition to the Timeless museum.
"I can't believe I'm the last one alive."
I know.
"I don't regret being a boring spare, you know. I have accomplished more in my life than most could dream of."
Awwwww.



"Hey uncle Arius, make me look great, no, make me look majestic. I want my hair flowing and-"
"-I get it, kid. I get it. I'll worry about sculpting and you worry about your messed up love life."
OH BURN.



Hera's generation was one I'll never forget. It's crazy how much that madwoman accomplished. I miss her.



Tigger aged up and is no longer a kitten anymore!



She's still adorable though and she knows it.



Hestia decided to join the criminal career for...reasons.
"Shark recruited me."
Shark recruited her.



Dione is slowly, but surely working on her lifetime wish. I want her to complete because I have never had Simbots in my game before. She also created a little gnome who I have no doubt will harass the Timeless family for generations to come.



Hestia decided to invest in some property because I need more points.
"I also can't go to work anymore because I'm pregnant."
Wait, WHAT?
"I'm pregnant. You didn't hear the chimes."
Of course, I didn't.



Hestia...isn't the happiest pregnant woman. She takes after her grandmother, Aries, in that regard.



"Hey, babe how are you feeling with the whole...pregnant thing?"
"Let me stab you."



Hestia has to dramatically waddle everywhere.
"It's the rule, WATCHER. Try being pregnant."
No thanks.



"Oh look, I'm dying. That's surprising."
ARIUS, NO. YOU CAN'T LEAVE. YOU ACTUALLY LIKE PAINTING.



"Uncle Arius, you know I don't deal with people dying well!"
"Stop smiling, Dione. It's weird."
"Well then stop judging me then, Anastos."



"Your family is weird and Hera-"
"-Yeah, I know, but they are my family. I'm surprised you haven't had to deal with my mother yet."
"We'll continue this conversation in the afterlife."



Arius Timeless was a great spare who actually liked painting. He was best friends with his twin, Ace Timeless, until the very end. Generation two has officially exited the story except for Macey Timeless-Clay.  :'(



The Timeless family continues on like it always has though.



"Your whole family is crazy, Hestia! Crazy!"
"You're one to talk Shark!"
"Can someone please just extinguish the fire, please?"
"I'm working on it!"



After the fire was extinguished, Hestia decided it was the perfect time to give birth.
"I'm never doing this again! Never!"



Lethe Timeless was born a witch with the heavy sleeper and genius traits. Her favorites are Chinese music, the color blue, and vegetarian grilled salmon. She's the heiress of generation four and...
...she has purple hair.
Seriously? SERIOUSLY? I never, ever had so much luck in my Perfect Genetics Challenge. Never! The one challenge where it mattered!
The irony isn't lost on me, but I'm happy the purple hair gene is going strong.



"It's a good thing she's the heiress because I wasn't kidding about never doing this again."
Somehow, I don't doubt that.



Anastos also aged up!



"I have wrinkles and a kid!"
Woah, woah. Let's address your Midlife Crisis first before we address the kid.
"Yeah, yeah. Can I marry Lolly now? It's about time."
Lolly is still married.



Audrina Racket-Gwydd was born around the same time Lethe was. Her traits are disciplined and light sleeper. Her favorites are geek rock, the color red, and lobster thermidor. I get a feeling she's going to take after her mother in terms of her personality.

That's the end of this chapter! Will things ever be normal? Probably not. Do I enjoy the madness? Oh most definitely.

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Re: The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.2 - Madness
« Reply #101 on: November 09, 2019, 12:48:03 PM »
Even an unmodded game counts exes made when they're not active. Granted, a sim will definitely not get enough of them without a story progression mod but one of my decadynasty in-laws had the LTW and her naturally-dead husband counted as soon as we moved in with her. Hopefully Shark didn't get widowed though! I firmly believe that he could put in all the work. ;)

Does it count for this challenge? I dunno man. :P

Man, that is crazy! SP definitely played a role in Shark being able to have so many exes. I have never seen it before though.

I'm not sure either. I'm leaning on no though as I am looking through the rules currently. It just feels like something that never could have happened in an unmodded game and therefore it shouldn't count. Shark did put in a lot of work though and I hate to see that all thrown away. XD



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The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.3 - Sibling Rivalry
« Reply #102 on: November 09, 2019, 06:38:12 PM »
Hello everyone! After this chapter, we'll officially be caught up to the point where I am-in game so feel free to make some suggestions!



It seems that Lolly is a single woman again as her husband divorced her. I'm not 100% sure what to make of this news, but I have just accepted the fact that Anastos and her relationship is weird.



Really, really weird.
I gave Lolly a makeover because it seemed like it was about time.



Also, when I went into an unsaved save file to take more pictures for the Timeless family tree, Anastos kept showing up at Lolly's house. It felt like the game was trying to tell me I need to move Anastos' kid into the household so...



..here she is! In the official save file of course. I plan to have Audrina help Lethe out once she becomes heiress as Hestia will not be having more children. All in all, it's a win.



Anastos absolutely adores Audrina and dots on her every minute he can.



Hestia has taken a more absent approach when it comes to her daughter.
"I'm letting her figure things out on her own. That doesn't mean I'm a bad mother."
Hestia, she's a baby.
"So...? It's what my mother did."
Ouch. Yeah, Hera was busy skilling now that I think about it.



Dione takes care of the fuzzy child, Tigger.
"Who's a good girl! You are, yes you are!"
She's not a dog, Dione. Cats only like to be referred to as "your majesty" and-
"-look at her fuzzy little butt!"
Sighs.



Shark is his same old self in case anyone was wondering.
"And by that you mean I'm wonderful."
Yeah, sure.



Shark officially gets a sculpture of himself now that he's the father of generation four's heiress.
"Pfft, did you ever doubt for a moment I wouldn't be?"
Yes.



After his sculpture was done, it was time for Shark to go back to skilling.





Twinbrook is absolutely stunning during the fall. I haven't played in it much, so this is the first time I'm seeing it during the fall.



Hestia continues to buy even more property to make up for the previous two generations who hadn't bought any at all.



She will be going back to work in a few days and her athletic skill is lacking.
That is unacceptable as Shark has already maxed his.
"Why do you hate me, Watcher? Why?"
I don't hate you, I just love points. There is a difference, trust me.



Hestia got a short break for Anastos to do her sculpture and...seriously Anastos?
"What? I think it's fitting."
Redo it.
"Why did you make it like that, Anastos?"
"Oh come on. You already know. You ended up with Shark of all people. You know Lolly and him are enemies."
"No one thought your relationship with her was going to go anywhere, Anastos. She used to be married and divorced her husband because of you. You're a homewrecker, Anastos."
"That's rich coming from-"
-and that's where the conversation ends.





It took a few more tries before Hestia's sculpture was completed and was placed in her part of the museum. It's a little barren so far, but the generation has just started after all.



Dione was busy trying to find life fruit and...failing.
"Meh. This is basically an everyday occurrence for me."
At least you're out of the house!
"At least I'm out of the house."



After a ride home and a quick shower, Dione and Anastos engaged in one of their favorite pastimes; indiscreetly listening on Shark and Hestia's conversations and silently judging.
"So I was thinking we could watch the stars or something? You know, do something romantic?"
"Meh, okay. Sounds boring but whatever."



At least Hestia seems happy.



After that, it was time for Shark's birthday!
"Wait, I'm getting old?"
Yes, you're getting old.



"Okay!"
Well, that's a different response for a change.



Shark is an elder and now I can officially start worrying about him not getting me enough points before he kicks the bucket.
It might be time for a vacation.

That's where I end the chapter! Bye guys and thanks for reading!  ;D

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The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.4 - Birthday Galore
« Reply #103 on: November 24, 2019, 07:04:29 PM »
Hi guys, so I may have played ahead again....just a bit. While I will still be taking any suggestions that come way, some big things have changed that led to me playing a lot. I recommend staying away from the family tree for some time.  :-X





Hestia completed her lifetime wish!



Shark also was promoted, but that's not really noteworthy when Hestia just completed her lifetime wish.
"Hey!"
It's true.



Dione invented a miner and I have never used it before so it has been a great source of enjoyment for me. Luckily, none of the Timeless family sleeps except for the babies, so Dione can use it at any time of the day.
"Bold of you to assume I wouldn't have done that anyway."



She also discovered this magical gnome while using it. I have no idea what his name is, but he's been getting along well with the other gnomes.



This random hole then popped up that Dione was allowed to explore. Man, I really haven't done enough with Ambitions.



Anastos was busy befriending his boss so that he could get a promotion.
"The old fashion way doesn't work these days."



"As your best friend now, how about you give me that sweet, sweet promotion?"
"I'm afraid I can't do that, Anastos."
Boo.



I was dragged back to the household by the game and Dione managed to burn herself. AGAIN.
"It's also my birthday, Watcher."



Dione aged up scorched and the game wasn't sure what to make of it, so it changed her eye color.
"Uh...Watcher?"
Yeah, yeah. I'll fix it.



Better?
"Better."
I gave Dione a more mature makeover and while I like it, it's just nothing compared to her old one. Oh well.





Lethe and Audrina aged up too! They're adorable toddlers, but both of them don't take after the Rackets very much.



They decided to be autonomously adorable and MY HEART.



My game decided to bug out and so Hestia aged up last though definitely not from lack of trying to fix it on my part.



I'm happy with Hestia's makeover. It feels fitting to me.



Speaking of makeovers, here is Lethe with Hestia.
"Do I have to hold her?"
Yes, you have to hold your daughter, Hestia.
"Ugh."
Well someone must be channeling their inner Aries. You can definitely tell Hestia is related to her. Anyways, LOOK AT LETHE'S CHUBBY CHEEKS.
LOOK AT THEM.



Audrina has them too, but she takes after mostly Anastos, who, unlike Hestia, actually likes his kid. He rolls wishes for her all the time.





For that reason and that reason alone, a toddler training picture spam was in order. It's not much of a spam, but the only reason I have my sims train toddlers in short dynasties is for the lifetime happiness points. They get assigned randomized traits anyways.



Hestia and Shark also, surprisingly, rolled a wish to see Lethe learn how to talk, so Dione was in charge of that.
"Say 'apple!'"
"........................."
"Good try! How long do I have to do this before I go back to digging random holes in the yard and being set on fire, Watcher?"
Until she learns how to talk, of course.
"Aw..."



Lethe does eventually learn how to talk and gets to take a break from skilling to play dolls with Audrina.
I'm not sure if she's happy about it.



Look who came to visit again? Spydon!
"Aries wants to hear about the latest drama and I'm here to deliver."
I miss her and Spydon.  :'(



Shark got attacked by bees after trying to SLAP Spydon.
He tried to slap SPYDON.
No wonder he got attacked by bees.



"I would do it again too!"
I think that just means you're an idiot.

That's the end of the chapter, guys! Sorry that this chapter was late, the holidays are upon me and that means things are going to get interesting. Bye guys!  ;D

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Re: The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.4 - Birthday Galore
« Reply #104 on: November 25, 2019, 07:36:01 PM »
I cannot BELIEVE the Rackets are still around. Congrats on snagging one! Shark's a cutie. Shame the girls didn't get more of his genes : ( At least they have those cute chubby cheeks!

Twinkbrook really is gorgeous in the fall, wow. I should try playing there more often XD

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« Reply #105 on: November 30, 2019, 03:34:46 PM »
I cannot BELIEVE the Rackets are still around. Congrats on snagging one! Shark's a cutie. Shame the girls didn't get more of his genes : ( At least they have those cute chubby cheeks!

Twinbrook really is gorgeous in the fall, wow. I should try playing there more often XD

I was surprised too! I was keeping an eye on them since Ace's family lived in their house, and both Lolly and Shark were still kicking! I knew that Shark HAD to be the father of the heiress/heir of generation four. It is a shame.  :( I really wanted more of the Racket genes, but all in all, they are both adorable.

I know, right? I wasn't really expecting it to be honest! It was a nice surprise.

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« Reply #106 on: November 30, 2019, 04:16:06 PM »
Such beautiful girls! :D Timeless always make beautiful babies.

:O Shark dares hit SPYDON?! Them bees put him in his place!





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Re: The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.4 - Birthday Galore
« Reply #107 on: November 30, 2019, 08:42:02 PM »
Those miner holes are a lot of fun! You might even unlock the caveman/cavelady outfits too.

Eh I wish I could be surprised about Shark being a meanie weenie towards Spydon. For some reason I think there's EA programming to make him a flawed individual (but ultimately good don't get me wrong)
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Re: The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.4 - Birthday Galore
« Reply #108 on: December 01, 2019, 09:58:26 PM »
This is such a fun family! Each generation manages to be its own unique brand of chaos

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« Reply #109 on: January 02, 2020, 06:56:59 PM »
Such beautiful girls! :D Timeless always make beautiful babies.:O

Shark dares hit SPYDON?! Them bees put him in his place!

Thank you! It's Arie and Spydon's genetics, I tell you!
I can't believe Shark did it either. I saw the action and went "oh nooooo."

Those miner holes are a lot of fun! You might even unlock the caveman/cavelady outfits too.

Eh I wish I could be surprised about Shark being a meanie weenie towards Spydon. For some reason I think there's EA programming to make him a flawed individual (but ultimately good don't get me wrong)

Man, I wish! I would love to have those outfits. I have no doubt in my mind at least one member of the Timeless family would wear them. XD
For all the crap I give Shark, I really do like him. A lot of sims created by EA feel hollow to me, but Shark isn't one of them. He has character and I'll definitely use him in a challenge again.

This is such a fun family! Each generation manages to be its own unique brand of chaos

Thank you!  ;D My sims and I try to keep things interesting.

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The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.5 - Off-Limits
« Reply #110 on: January 02, 2020, 09:11:41 PM »
Hello everyone! I'm not dead! As I mentioned in my Four Immortal Sister's Challenge, some stuff happened in my life that took priority over simming. I should hopefully be posting regularly again, but who knows? Life is crazy.



It was time the Timeless family went on another vacation and earned me some more sweet, sweet points. They are behind this generation.
"Wasn't the whole point of our generation to be 'more relaxed?'"
Well yes...but I still love me some points.
"At least I'm not on fire right now."
Yeah! See, you're already looking on the bright side.



Dione, Shark, and Hestia headed to China and Anastos stayed home since there wasn't anything for him to do in China. The house is beautiful in the snow but...why do I have winter enabled in China? If I had to take a guess, it's something to do with the rules or me being too lazy to change it. More likely the latter than the former.



The Timeless family got right to work skilling. Dione worked on stocking up on friendship potions for future generations to come.



Hestia worked on her sculpting skill.



Shark worked on his martial arts skill.
"It's because I'm so awesome."
No, it's because I made you.



I don't tend to take my eyes off of what my sims are doing, but when I do, interesting things happen.
"Hey! Shark is actually attractive!"
"I know."
He's also off-limits.



"Of course he is. I know that. I'm just going to give him a friendly hug because he's my sister's whatever-he-is."



"It's okay to flirt with him though, right?"
No!
"You know, I did always find you more attractive than Hestia."



Dione decided to reply to his comment by throwing a snowball at him. I think things are going to be just fine.





Dione left Shark to his skilling for the night and tried out the time machine she had built. She rolled a few wishes for it and while she didn't unlock any outfits or discover anything useful, it did keep her busy as she was done with making potions.



Of course, things couldn't just remain peaceful as both Shark and Dione kept rolling wishes for one another. It was time to see where this disaster train was leading.
"A present? For me?"
"Yep! It's the moodlet manager that the Watcher will make you give me back in five minutes."
"This is the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for me!"
"I know."
"We really shouldn't be doing this."
"Why does it matter? I'm with your sister and five other people. If she hasn't noticed by this point, she's an idiot."
WOW.



"Alright, valid point."



Dione then decided to challenge Shark to a snowball fight. I'm guessing that's just how she expresses her affections? This whole situation is messed up.





Shark didn't seem to care.





Meanwhile, poor Hestia was actually being PRODUCTIVE and GOOD as she maxed out two different skills.



"I have this odd urge to chase Shark and Dione while wielding this chainsaw. I wonder why."



Shark, likely sensing Hestia's mood, decided to romantically stargaze with her in the snow.



As he literally did the same thing with Dione five minutes later, I'm pretty sure it didn't help much.



Awkward encounters became normal over the next few days as Shark would walk into a room to flirt with Dione and then cancel the action automatically when he saw Hestia. I have never seen anything like it before.



"So, would you two like to tell me why you both are avoiding me like the plague?"
"The Watcher has us skilling."
"She always does. What's going on?"
"I'm not sure. Ask the Watcher."
Shark, I hate you.



"I would just like you to know, Dione, that if Shark is making you uncomfortable then I have no problem having the Watcher lock him in a room with skill objects for the rest of his life."
"Awww?"
For some reason, Shark is in the background clapping. Maybe he actually thinks this situation is going to last.
Ha.

Well, I have officially reached the picture limit. Bye guys!

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« Reply #111 on: January 03, 2020, 02:49:03 PM »
Oh, Shark... Oh, Dione...
XD
Is it weird that I kinda ship Shark with both Hestia and Dione?



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« Reply #112 on: March 13, 2020, 04:21:17 PM »
Oh, Shark... Oh, Dione...
XD
Is it weird that I kinda ship Shark with both Hestia and Dione?

I won't lie and say that even though it's super messed up, a part of me wants Shark to end up with Dione. This whole generation has just been weird. XD

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The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.6 - Everyone Is a Cheater
« Reply #113 on: March 13, 2020, 09:50:38 PM »
Hi guys! I must just be struggling to post this generation. I'm not sure when I'll be able to next post, but here's to it not being two months from now!



The Timeless family arrived home from their vacation and Hestia bought another property for points.
"Why did you feel that you needed to include this?"
I have no idea.



Tigger got some much-needed love.
"Who's a pretty kitty? You are, yes, you are!"



Tigger knows it too.



Anastos called Emerald and invited her to the fall festival to break up with her. It was time that he did as he now has a kid with Lolly.
Uh...Anastos?
"Give me a second, Watcher. Emerald and I are having an apple bobbing contest."
Okay.



"So Emerald, this has been nice and all but you're married and I'm in a complicated relationship filled with self-denial. I think we should end things and just be friends."



"Friends? Just friends? How could you say that Anastos! You're breaking my heart!"
"I haven't talked to you in years!"
"I thought you were the one!"
"Well, I'm clearly not because we haven't talked in years."
The outing ended after that and Anastos went home.



"I can't seez you!"
"It's cause I'm hidings!"
"Oh!"
I love these two so much.



Shark is surprisingly adorable with Lethe.
"Of course I am. My daughter is better than Lolly's kid."
Why couldn't you have just let it remain a sweet moment?
"Oh shut up, Watcher."



Hestia beelined for Shark once she realized he was home and the inevitable happened:
"Look, Shark, I know you're cheating on me with my sister. Do you have anything to say for yourself?"



"Congratulations on finally figuring it out?"
"I can't believe you!"
"Really? You can't believe me? That's a little naive of you, Hestia."
Ouch.



"I can't believe that you have done this to me too, Dione!"
"Ah, what? Did I set you on fire accidentally?"
"No, you were with Shark!"
"Ah. Oh. That. That's...that's kind of old news, sis. I thought you already knew about it."



"Are you kidding me? Did you ever think about how I would feel?"
"Well, he's been with a bunch of other women-"



-that was when Hestia slapped her. I'm not sure when this short dynasty turned into a cheesy soap opera, but I'm blaming Shark.



Hestia also declared Dione her nemesis and since I didn't want a bunch of fights going on, I kicked her out.
I also may have had Hestia start off the mean interactions, but I thought it was fitting, you know? Plus, it makes for good gameplay.
Lolly showed up at the same time Dione left which is ironic. Heh.



"What's going on?"
"Shark cheated on my sister Hestia with my other sister."
"That doesn't surprise me at all. He was always an a-"
-FAMILY-FRIENDLY FORUM.



I turned around to take care of Hestia and Shark and force them to go back to skilling and I got this notification?
What???



"I can't believe you! You have been cheating on me this entire time, Lolly!"
"You're not serious, right?"
I think he's serious.



"I hope you are joking. You had other romantic interests too."
"How dare you accuse me of cheating on you!"
What??



I was just going to leave Lolly and Anastos' relationship on that note and have him move on, but he kept trying to flirt with her and rolling wishes to be friends with her again. I just gave in and let him throw a friendship potion at her because let's face it: this whole generation is weird.



"Hey Lolly, do you want to move in with me?"
"Sure."
I think the moment I try to understand this insanity is when I fully lose my mind.



I then had Lolly quit her dead-end job as a criminal to focus on her lifetime wish which is to become a culinary librarian.
"Here goes nothing."



Hestia managed to sneak away from skilling to...spend time with her daughter?
What? Is this Hestia?
"Hahaha, Watcher. She just wouldn't stop screaming and I couldn't focus."



"She is kind of cute though."
Aww.



"Guess who lives here now, Shark."
"Let me guess; not you."
"You guessed wrong."
"Hestia would never allow that."
"It's good to see you're still an idiot."
"How's your husband doing, Lolly?"
It's good to see there is no love lost between these two.



Shark had a wish to go on a date with Dione and decided to woohoo with her.
There were chimes.
*Slams head repeatedly against table*

That's the end of the chapter, everyone! Hopefully, the next generation will be a lot less weird, but we aren't done with this one yet. Bye!

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The Timeless Short Dynasty - 3.7 - Poor Unfortunate Souls
« Reply #114 on: March 14, 2020, 12:30:29 PM »
Welcome back, guys! I can't believe I'm getting this chapter up a day after the last one was posted. You guys are probably as surprised as I am.



As seems to be the theme of starting these chapters, Hestia is buying another piece of property. Again.
"Come on, Hestia! Don't we have enough property already?"
"This wasn't my idea and you know it, Anastos."



Lolly starts working on her leveling up her cooking skill. She needs to get to level nine for her lifetime wish.



Since Hestia has maxed out a lot more skills than most of my sims do because of her genius trait, I decided to have her start working on her charisma skill.
"Why are you throwing a potion at me?"
"It's so we can become friends, Lolly."
"You're strange."
"Welcome to the Timeless family."



Since Dione is no longer around to teach Lethe her toddler skills and Hestia has wishes for it, she has to teach Lethe how to walk.
"This isn't so bad. I guess."
Hestia is making small steps towards liking her daughter but still steps nevertheless.



It was time for Lethe to age up though!



Lethe aged up with the disciplined trait to add to heavy sleeper and genius. Not bad.



Audrina aged up too with her traits now being disciplined, light sleeper, and athletic. I get a feeling she will have an athletic-related lifetime wish in the future.



Hestia helped Lethe with her logic skill. I made her do it.
"Mom, I can't do this."
"Sure you can. You're smart, Lethe."
"Thanks, mom."



Lethe and Audrina had their first day of school and it went interestingly.
"I don't trust that bus driver, Lethe."
"Yeah, he's really suspicious. Let's stick your mom on him."
"No, my mom will probably just woohoo with him."
Audrina!
"What? It's true."



While Lethe was at school, Hestia continued to work on her charisma skill.
Random woman: Screams
"It's just a potion! Why does everyone have that reaction?"
I'm as baffled as you are, Hestia.  ::)



Hestia went home and decided it was time that she cut ties with Shark romantically.
"Look, Shark, you cheated on me and I think we both know I'm not exactly the forgiving time. I still want you to have a part in Lethe's life and for the Watcher not to lock you in a skilling room until you die, so let's just try to end things on a good note, okay?" 
"I can't believe you are doing this to me!"
"Grow up, Shark! I'm not staying with a man that doesn't love me!"
"Fine! Your loss, my gain."



On a brighter note, look who aged up! Tigger is now an elder.



Lolly completed her lifetime wish and gained a whole lot of lifetime happiness points in the process.



I used her points to clean up her reputation so she would no longer have the dirtbag reputation.



Of course, it was time for Lolly and Anastos to become romantic interests again.



This time though, Lolly and Anastos went steady which I didn't get a picture of.



As expected, Anastos also proposed.
"Lolly Racket, will you marry me?"



"Well yes, I moved in with you for a reason."
Aww?



Hey Audrina, your parents are getting married.
"Cool. I'm sure it will last."
Ouch.



Anastos also aged up with Lolly cheering him on.
"I'm not ready to become an elder."
No one is ready to become an elder.



Well, he's not necessarily a bad looking elder.
"That's just a nice way of saying I look like crap."
Not really.



We aren't done with the birthdays this chapter though as Lethe is aging up again!
"Already? I've only been a child for like, five pictures!"
True, but this is how it works in a short dynasty.



Lethe aged up with the coward trait and she's absolutely gorgeous. She reminds me of Ursula for some reason and I remember playing "Poor Unfortunate Souls" on repeat after I exited the game.





Audrina also aged up and is stunning. She gained the dog person trait and reminds me a little bit of a mean cheerleader.

That's it for the chapter guys! I hope everyone is having a good weekend! Stay safe and healthy!

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Re: The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.7 - Poor Unfortunate Souls
« Reply #115 on: March 14, 2020, 06:06:56 PM »
Both Lethe and Audrina are gorgeous, like the rest of their family! But now I've had Poor Unfortunate Souls running through my head since I read this chapter! But there are worse songs to have stuck in your head. Scary thing is, I was looking up lyrics for a song to quote it in one of my Sims 3 stories, and as I'm typing them into the chapter, the very same song starts blasting from the TV! Pretty freaky, especially since it was a very old song!

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Re: The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.7 - Poor Unfortunate Souls
« Reply #116 on: March 18, 2020, 03:09:26 PM »
Both Lethe and Audrina are gorgeous, like the rest of their family! But now I've had Poor Unfortunate Souls running through my head since I read this chapter! But there are worse songs to have stuck in your head. Scary thing is, I was looking up lyrics for a song to quote it in one of my Sims 3 stories, and as I'm typing them into the chapter, the very same song starts blasting from the TV! Pretty freaky, especially since it was a very old song!

Thank you!  ;D That's insane! I'm not even sure why it popped into my head either. I'm not the biggest Disney fan but I have been playing it off and on for several weeks because of Lethe. It's odd.

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The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.8 - Back to China
« Reply #117 on: March 18, 2020, 04:33:11 PM »
Hi guys! Things have gone interestingly in my life because of the Coronavirus outbreak and I'll be playing a lot more sims!
All I will be doing is playing sims.
On that note, let's start the chapter!



It was time for the Timeless family to go to China...again!
"What? Weren't we just here?"
Well yes, but this helps me to get more points.
"Isn't this going to just break your game, Watcher?"
Hey! Don't break the fourth wall, Anastos! Let's ignore the little fact these vacations put a lot of stress on my game. Shhhhh.



Audrina and Lethe had to do something very important to them before they both got to skilling:
"Lethe will you, like, be my BFF?"
"I thought I was your BFF already."
"No, like, my BFF."
"Omg your BFF?"
"Yes!"
"Of course!"
Well, at least this conversation only hurt my brain a little writing.



Anastos and Lolly ran off and finally got married.
"Lolly, I knew I loved you the moment you said our date sucked and I tried to make you jealous by flirting with Emerald Greenwood."
"I know."



"I love you because you're attractive I guess."
"That's the nicest thing you have ever said to me."



"I won't repeat it again either."



Congratulations, you two! May you continue being weird for the few days you have left together.
"Wow, Watcher, way to ruin the mood."
You're welcome!



"Why do I have to keep playing Chess?"
You need to max your logic skill.
"Why?"
You're the next heiress and I need my points.
"Fine."



Audrina works on her sculpting skill since she will be doing generation five's sculptures.
"Yay me."



Anastos joins his daughter to help cheer her up.
"It's not that bad, Audrina. You get to insult the Watcher the rest of your life."
HEY!
"You know what? That sounds great, dad."
"See? I knew you would like it once you learned about that."



Hestia worked on her charisma skill by making friends the way she does best; throwing potions at them.
"It's effective and I don't have to talk to them for long."
You're not wrong.



Lolly and Shark finally decided to put their differences aside and talk like adults.
I'm just kidding.
"Don't!"



"You were always an idiot, Shark!"
"You weren't better but you sure acted like it! 'Oh, I'm Lolly. I'm morally superior. My whole family is horrible.'"
"Shut up, Shark!"
"No, you shut up!"
"I wonder where I should move my pawn..."



Uh, Lethe?
"Yeah, Watcher?"
Do you realize what's going on?
"Oh, you mean my father and aunt fighting?"
Yes.
"I just don't care."



"That's what you get for doubting me for all these years, Lolly!"
"Congratulations; you beat an old woman up. Do you want a cookie?"



Hestia continued being productive and worked on her charisma skill. Man, this skill is tedious to level up.



She finally maxed it out though and gave me another point for it. Nice job, Hestia.
"Thank you."



Anastos made this awesome sculpture which will be going home with them. I really like it.



Shark also finally went back to work and maxed out martial arts. I'm pretty happy about it.
"Geez, Watcher, no praise for me?"
None at all.



"Why are you forcing me to play Chess with him now, Watcher?"
He needs to work on his logic skill just like you do."
"Ugh."
"You should have more respect for your father, young lady."
"UGH."



"Go Lethe! Beat his a-"
-FAMILY-FRIENDLY, Lolly.
"Boo. You're no fun."



Shark did eventually max logic. Good job, Shark!
"Wait, did you just give me praise?"
Yes. Don't get used to it.



I forced Lethe to start learning the martial arts skill because she was already at a high level in logic.
"Why do you hate me?"
I don't hate you, I just love points.



Lethe is so pretty.
"I know."



Lolly found a snake that she wanted and I named it eel because I'm creative like that.
"Fantastic!"

That's the end of the chapter, everyone! The next two chapters will be short as I had to split them up and we're almost done with this generation. Isn't that nuts? Bye guys! ;D

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The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.9 - Shark Causes a Racket
« Reply #118 on: March 18, 2020, 07:32:42 PM »
Welcome back, everyone! It's time for another chapter!



The Timeless family got back from their vacation and the snow started lagging my game.
"I told you that vacation was a bad idea."
Shut up, Anastos!



Lethe and Audrina both rolled wishes to learn how to drive. Hestia taught Lethe and Anastos taught Audrina.





They both finished learning how to drive with maxed out needs due to the motive mobile.



Eel got a new terrarium and he's adorable. I like him.



I love the faces Lethe makes. She just looks so evil.
"Wow, Watcher, thanks for the compliment."
You're welcome.
"That was sarcasm."
I know.



Shark had to befriend his boss for his last promotion.
"Ha! Take that, you idiot!"
Shark, that's not how you make friends!
"What? He won't remember I insulted him anyways."



He then decided to go home and flirt with Hestia. What the heck, Shark?



"It's hard being the father of a newborn, you know."
What?



How? How did you know?
"The moodlet."
Darn it, Shark! Don't break the fourth wall!
"Oh so Anastos can do it but I can't?"
Agghhh.



On a less frustrating note, the house is beautiful with Christmas lights. Everyone kept wishing for them so I finally put them up.



Shark got a call from one of his love interests to go on a date so he left the house.
"Hey, baby how are-"
"You're cheating on me! You have kids with two different women!"
"Woah, woah, woah. How did you find that out?"
"Dione told me!"
"Wow."



"Well, Watcher, you know what this calls for."
What?
"Look lady who's name I don't remember; I'm an old, senile man. I can't remember every person I'm in a relationship with. I don't even remember your name."



"That's so rude of you!"
"No, this is rude of me."



"Now leave me alone, strange woman whose name I can't remember!"
Congratulations Shark. You are officially one of the most volatile sims I have ever played and I had a whole legacy of lunatics.
"Good. That means I'm winning."



After that, Shark went home and slapped Lolly.
"Shark what are you-"



"-ugh!"
I'm not even surprised anymore.



Shark finally went to work and got a promotion! I have never had a sim top the criminal career.
"Yeah, yeah. I know I'm perfect."



Spydon also sent Anastos and Lolly a gift from the afterlife. I miss him so much.

The next chapter will be the last one in this generation! I might take a few days break just to get everything together and play ahead but other than that....I'll still be playing the sims 3 obsessively. Also, forgive the pun in the title. I just HAD to make it.

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The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 3.10 - Lethe, Why? Why?
« Reply #119 on: March 19, 2020, 04:53:13 PM »
Hello everyone! Another day, another chapter. This will be the last one of generation three and I'll probably only stop posting for a few days before starting again. During that time, I'll be updating the family tree and the score count.



The gnomes enjoyed the last snow before I completely turned off seasons and the majority of weather in my game. I'm not sure if I will be turning it back on anytime soon, but I had to turn it off in order for my game to run better. My game was suffering from a lot of lag and it nearly became unplayable until I ran it through Save Cleaner as the save file was bloated. I'll be doing that after every vacation now so that should help.



It was time for Hestia to age up.
"I'm going to become old now?"
You are going to become old now.



Hestia is an absolutely ADORABLE elder. I think I love her more as an elder than I do as an adult.
"That's an...odd compliment."
She just looks like such a sweet grandmother.



Audrina worked on sculpting and Lethe did her homework.
"Do you know the answer to question 42?"
"Nope."
"Did you do the homework?"
"Don't ask dumb questions, Lethe. You know I didn't."
"You're right."



Have I mentioned how much I love the faces Lethe makes?
"Stop taking pictures of me, Watcher! I'm in distress!"
Why?
"Because...because reasons!"
Sigh.



I finally got Lethe to start working on her martial arts skill. It's a miracle.
"Hey!"
It's the truth.



Anastos completed his lifetime wish and reached level nine of the business career!
"I'M NOT RETIRING."
I wasn't going to make you re-
"-I'M NOT RETIRING."
You didn't even roll the wish!
"I know you were thinking about it though."
 ::)



"Watcher, why did we all get stuck in the middle of the house again?"
It's because your crazy cousins keep making babies. My game doesn't know what to do with the notifications.
"How is auntie Dione doing?"
She's fine. She has a new boyfriend apparently.
Shark in the background: "NO!"
Shut up, Shark!



Shark, what are you doing now?
"I'm swimming to work."
Why?
"I'm trying to forgot that the woman I love is with another man."
Isn't that a little dramatic even for you?
"You don't understand what I've been through!"
Sighs.



Hestia has taken up learning how to play the bass because she has maxed out pretty much all other available skills.



She's also adorable.
"Stop calling me adorable, Watcher!"
No.



Anastos decided to do a metal sculpture and caught on fire, something I didn't even know was possible.
"Extinguish it! Extinguish it!"
Well, we do need extra space in the household...
"Shut up, Watcher!"



Audrina did eventually extinguish her dad.
"You just tried to kill my dad!"
No, I had you extinguish him, didn't I?
"You waited until the last minute!"
He's not dead, is he?



It was Lethe and Audrina's birthdays!
"Wait, what?"
It's time for you to age up!
"I'm not ready to be the heiress!"



Lethe aged up with the dislikes children trait to add to heavy sleeper, coward, disciplined, and genius just to spite me.
I wanted generation five to be a large generation and she rolled DISLIKES CHILDREN.
"Ha! That's what you get."
Bold of you to assume I still won't make you have a ton of children!
"You wouldn't."
Try me.

Her lifetime wish is physical perfection and she'll be joining the athlete career.
"I can't top my career if I'm constantly popping out children, Watcher."
I don't care.





Audrina aged up with the virtuoso trait which joined her disciplined, light sleeper, athletic, and dog person traits. Her lifetime wish is the same as Lethe and she will also be joining the athlete career.
"Will you also force me to pop out children, Watcher?"
Not unless you wish for it.
"That's fair. I guess."



"Wait, so we don't have to skill anymore?"
No, you still have to.
"I'm not the heiress anymore though?"
You're not.
"What does this mean?"
Get back to skilling.

That's it for this chapter. Generation four will be kicking off soon. Bye guys!

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The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 4.1 - An Explosive Start
« Reply #120 on: May 03, 2020, 11:20:21 PM »
Hi guys! Welcome to generation four of the Timeless Short Dynasty! Long time, no see, huh? This generation will likely go quicker than other generations because it is a smaller generation. I'm not 100% sure though as I haven't played ahead that much. I have updated the score count and the family tree. Chapters will not be on a set schedule as...the world is a dumpster fire right now. I would like to just thank everyone who is reading this short dynasty as I appreciate every one of you. I hope you guys are all staying safe and healthy during this weird time.



Here are all of Lethe's traits and favorites. Her lifetime wish is also here which is just as boring as her mothers.



I had a lot of fun making Lethe's generation picture. I was going to do the stereotypical glowing text that the other generations had had, but this was more challenging and I feel like it came out better.



It's time for this generation to officially begin.
"Did you hear that, Shark? I'm no longer heiress."
"Yes, I have ears, Hestia."
"That means the Watcher doesn't need you anymore."
"Of course she does! I can still earn her points."
"You're just taking up space in the household now."
"What? No."
"She wants a large generation. It's about time you kick the bucket."
Hestia! Shark can still earn me points. He can live for as long as he likes as long as he continues to earn me points.
"Hmph."
I didn't expect this from you.
"I am my mother's daughter, you know."
I'm surprised you finally decided to show it now.



I had Lethe and Audrina head over to their hopefully future spouses' house. If things work out, they will both be marrying Jaamal and Rico Bull, Amy Bull's sons.
"Uh Watcher, is the sky supposed to be falling?"
What are you talking about?
"The sky is falling towards me."



Lethe it's dark outside it's-MOVE.
MOVE YOUR LITTLE SIM BUTT. 



AUDRINA MOVE YOUR BUTT TOO!
"I am! I'm going to meet this Rico or whatever his name is."
He's right behind you!
"Oh? Why didn't you say so then?"



"Hey Rico I-holy crap a meteor just fell out of the sky!"
YOU DON'T SAY.



Lethe, are you okay?
"Hmm, yeah. Hey, this guy is actually attractive. Nice job, Watcher."



"That's what you can really think of right now, strange lady? Really?"
"Hey, it's the outside that matters when it comes to a person."
Don't you mean ins-
"-Nope."   



Audrina, thankfully, was having luck too.
"I can't believe we just survived that, Rico."
"Uh we were about twenty feet away from-"
"-Shhh, don't ruin the moment."



"Look, I'm sure you're nice and all, but I don't even know you and you're trespassing on private property."
"Oh, I'm not worried about that. Look! What's that over there?"
"What-"
"-FRIENDSHIP POTION!"



Lethe followed suit and threw a friendship potion at Jamaal.



"So is that all we're supposed to do? Throw a friendship potion at them?"
"It worked well enough for my parents."
"I think we should both agree they aren't the example we should be aiming for."
"Meh. They seem happy enough in their weird way."



"Hey Jamaal, since we just survived a life and death experience together, do you want to move in with me?"
"I'm not even sure how you know my name but...it's 2 AM. I want to go to bed and take a shower. If I let you in my house will you stop bothering me?"
"Maybe."
"Well, it's better than nothing."



What are you doing, Lethe?
"Drinking."
Why?
"This wasn't how it was supposed to go."
I don't think you could have planned for a meteor to fall out of the sky.
"Yeah but...things still could have gone better."
You have more friendship potions, you know.
"You're not wrong. I'm going to go see if try one turns out better than try two."



Thankfully, it did.



Jamaal moved into the house. His traits are can't stand art, charismatic, grumpy, proper, and virtuoso. His favorites are sea foam, potato and truffle torte, and latin music. His lifetime wish is to become a hit movie composer which is definitely doable.



Shortly after Jamaal moved in, Lethe and him worked on bringing in generation five.



Audrina was busy too doing...Audrina things.
"What's with that tone, Watcher?"
I'm just surprised, that's all.
"With what?"
You're not talking to Rico.
"He's sleeping. I respect that."
Moments like these remind me that you're our different from Lethe.
"I certainly hope so. I love my cousin but I'm not her clone."
That's fair.



Rico did eventually wake up and Audrina let him know that she liked him.



They risky woohooed and no chimes were heard. Audrina left the house after a while and the minute she did, SP let me know that Rico had a new girlfriend.
Ouch.
"Meh. It was fun while it lasted. I'm not heartbroken over it."



Back at the house, Jamaal was working on his skills.
"Hey there, Watcher!"
Wait, you know who I am?
"Yeah...there's a lot of rumors about your kind. You're not going to chain me to an easel, right?"
Well...not to an easel.
"Oh."
You like that drum set, right?
"Yes?"
Excellent.



Lethe graduated at home.
"Woo!"
Congratulations!



Her classmates also seemed to get her personality right.
"Hey, that's not true. I'm not a criminal!"
Well...
"Hey!"



Shark also reached the top of his career! He has the red glow and everything.
"Oh it's good to be emperor."

That's the end of the chapter, everyone! I hope you guys enjoyed the first chapter of generation four.

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Re: The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 4.1 - An Explosive Start
« Reply #121 on: May 06, 2020, 02:33:45 PM »
Finally got time to catch up with the Timelesses! And WOW!!! Talk about starting off with a bang! A meter explosion that is. :O

Lethe is so beautiful! Audrina too!!



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Re: The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 4.1 - An Explosive Start
« Reply #122 on: May 13, 2020, 12:28:09 AM »
A meteor seems like just the thing they need right now...not!!! I don't know how you stay sane playing this family, it seems like herding cats!

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« Reply #123 on: May 13, 2020, 04:03:42 PM »
You'd think the meteor would be an omen but I hope for Jamaal to be nice and NORMAL (as if!)
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Re: The Timeless Short Dynasty - Chapter 4.1 - An Explosive Start
« Reply #124 on: June 11, 2020, 11:39:19 PM »
Finally got time to catch up with the Timelesses! And WOW!!! Talk about starting off with a bang! A meter explosion that is. :O

Lethe is so beautiful! Audrina too!!

It really did! It was the first meteor explosion I have ever had in my game. The timing was just too perfect.
Thank you!

A meteor seems like just the thing they need right now...not!!! I don't know how you stay sane playing this family, it seems like herding cats!

I agree. At this point I'm just going along with the flow. I think it would be easier to herd cats actually.  ::)

You'd think the meteor would be an omen but I hope for Jamaal to be nice and NORMAL (as if!)

Honestly I just feel sorry for him. He does seem to be normal which might not be the best for him when it comes to this family.