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Why does Rose have to leave her husband at the altar?  Is the house too full?  Loved that shot of the kiss at the Romance Festival.  I never can get that kind of angle.  Fireplaces are the bane of my life!  I don't care how you update them they seem to always catch someone or something on fire.  Good thing he had an extinguisher handy.  lol
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Thank you! I love getting good screenshots.
And Itís a part of her generation requirement. Iíve never personally done it in my gameplay so it should be interesting to figure out how to do it!  I just added in that clarification to the post. So Iím glad you asked!
And I love fireplaces but yes, they do seem to always catch fire. Haha

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 9* 6/11
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2019, 05:09:05 PM »
Chapter 9

So... even though you have read about me in my mother's musings, I assure you I will more than likely lead a little more of an interesting life. You could go as far to say I am rather spoiled, and maybe I am, but blame my mother. She gave me anything and everything I asked for, which may have contributed to my snobbish demeanor. I will never be happy single, because lets face it I'm also sort of a romantic as well. However, my hot-headed nature always seems to peak itself into my relationships causing them to ruin. (refer to the 2nd post in this thread for more detailed Gen. Rose requirements)
I know prior to this it seemed that possibly the generation would end with my mother, but I have completely changed my mind due to some recent life events. I no longer care for the white picket fence, having 2 or 3 kids and settling down with the man of my dreams...so without further ado here's how this all came to be.

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Remember that guy awhile back that I thought was cute...and my mom basically told me he was too old for me?

Well what she didn't know is, Preston and I had been dating since I was a teenager.

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I'm honestly surprised that they never found out, although I wasn't far in age from him so I knew by the time I turned YA things would probably be more serious.
I really did not care that he had a mean streak, it paired perfectly with my hot-head trait anyways. Sure we were quite the pair when both of us were fired up. But that just gave our relationship more spark.

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Once I was the appropriate age we were able to finally bring our relationship to light and surprisingly my parents weren't completely against it.
Then one breezy summer night Preston popped the question

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I was thrilled because I was determined to rebel and not conform to the rules.

We decided to get married the next day rain or shine- and of course it ended up a thunderstorm. I couldn't help but let a sliver of doubt enter my head because of it.

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That day everything seemed to go wrong, the venue forgot to move things around to have a wedding inside, so we had to settle on doing it under the patio outside (what's a little rain water going to do right?) The caterer never showed up, so we had to get the bartender to just serve people pita and hummus. And also Preston just seemed to be entirely too angry for such a happy occasion.
Still, the show must go on! (I just had to keep telling myself to keep me from going off the rails too)

So finally the ceremony begins...

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I looked at him and he did not look happy. I did not even feel happy. I don't know how all this happened...Whether or not it was circumstantial or the cause of some mysterious power. But inside I felt this compelling sense to call everything off.
I knew we both had our faults, but I also knew that deep down he wasn't the one for me. I was just doing all this to prove my mom and that silly note wrong. This entire thing I created was just because I am stubborn and didn't want to bend to the will of whatever/whoever made these rules.

So I did it, I looked at him and told him everything.

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And he got so angry he dropped to the floor. I freaked out..And the rest was a blur.

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I remember the Grim Reaper coming and trying to take him, I pleaded with him and it worked.

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I told him I was sorry and he just continued on being angry and dropped again.
This time there was no hope, the GR told me I only could plead once and that was it.

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I want to live my life to the fullest and make up for past wrongs. I saw how my mother did it, and I want that too.
So here I go, hang tight, buckle up and enjoy the ride.

-Ros



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Author Note:
So sorry this is super depressing, but these events were totally spontaneous in my game. Preston really did die twice after Ros told him she was calling off the wedding (I had totally forgot about extreme emotions killing sims).
I also wanted some compelling factors to evolve around Ros to get her to the place where she wanted to participate in the generation, and not just the same old boring story line.
Let me know what you think!

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 9* 6/11
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2019, 09:30:38 PM »
Wow!  How to put a damper on your own wedding, tick the guy off till he dies.  Wow.  She's gorgeous and should find a good spouse to suit her needs.  Too bad her own bad temper led her down this rocky path.  Unfortunately, in rl it happens too often.  I like how you brought this all about.  Looking forward to her shenanigans.
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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 9* 6/11
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2019, 10:24:05 PM »
@Joria I know right? And Iím glad you liked it, i was a bit nervous to post because it wasnít a super positive update. But I also thought it would be very interesting- especially due to the fact I didnít make anything happen except clicked to call off the wedding (had to get them in bad moods first though). I just got done decorating her house so Iím looking forward to playing her story!

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 9* 6/11
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2019, 12:26:36 PM »
I had the same reaction as Joria, which was "Wow!"  I expected her to call off the wedding (it's in her requirements and all) but I did not expect the grim reaper!  Poor Ros! 

It does give her a really great backstory, though.  Personally, I think the fact that she successfully pleaded with the grim reaper the first time absolves her of all guilt.  I hope in time that she can see it that way. 

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 9* 6/11
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2019, 10:13:29 PM »
@BallerinaHippo
I know! She definitely had a rough start, but shes a tough cookie! I'm glad that you liked the backstory too, sometimes I think I get too deep trying to be different. I really do like the idea of her pleading absolving her of guilt, I think she feels the same way- like at least she did try to make it right.

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 10* 6/14
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2019, 12:15:16 AM »
Chapter 10


Hmmmmm where to even begin?  I guess I'll start off by telling you about the speech I gave earlier today. It was quite the "political" one.
I decided early on that I was going to support the "Foundation for Less Mischief" (Can you ever imagine why? ;) Thanks mom)




Me: " And that is why my fellow Simmers we need to stand up for less Mischief! For the good of all our families out there I put forth the idea that there should be no more noxious fumes, no more hand buzzers, and no more fake invites!"

I felt good after that, I was shaking tremendously...but the crowd seemed to respond quite well. I quite like this career so far, I've met a lot of great people and I get to talk about things I care about.

I also adopted a sweet little pup, and named her Ruby




As for my love life, it was rather crazy. Between my job and dating, I rarely had time for anything else!

The first stage of the serial romance aspiration was rather easy. I hit quite the snag on the second set... I had to kiss 10 sims! Jealousy was really getting to be an issue here...
I'm not partial to vampires, but Caleb was nice.



And so was Barrett...I think he was married though (It was slim pickin's, don't judge me okay!!)



And I also met this really cute guy at the gym, his name was Maddox. Man, look at that hunk
*googly eyes*



I also met up with cupid and stole his bow and arrows to help me on this mission...- JUST KIDDING, I really just learned how to beguile the boys into being flirtatious it really helps a lot!

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I also figured it was time to move out on my own. And in doing so I was able to max out my Charisma with the help of some lovely lot traits. Here's a pic of the downstairs of my new apartment in downtown San Myshuno.



And I'm sure you are all wondering how I REALLY am doing...And to be honest, life was rough for a little while, especially after my entire wedding day ended in sadness. Mom and dad have been a great support system after all that. I don't know what I would have done without their help.

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I know they both are getting older, and I'm scared of a future without them one day- so for now I will enjoy the time we all have left together.

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 10* 6/14
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2019, 01:10:57 PM »
Ruby reminds me of the puppy version of Clifford, the Big Red Dog.  Am I dating myself?  Do kids still read those books?  Anyway, she's very cute.  I really should adopt pets for my sims more often.

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 10* 6/14
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2019, 09:45:54 PM »
@BallerinaHippo Gosh now I wished I would of named her that and made her all red!
And honestly I have no idea if kids still read those books, I think I did growing up though. And I usually always adopt pets in every household (I'm obviously a RL pet lover, lol), I wished there were more pet options though like how we had horses in S3.

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 10* 6/14
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2019, 10:02:30 PM »
I agree about horses and cows and chickens!  I loved that about Sims3.  Now, as for your fabulous story, I'm loving it more and more.  I think the puppy is absolutely adorable and just the right colors.  I love the way Ros is coming around and isn't all mean and angry.  Nice that she's concerned about her family and having time with them.
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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 10* 6/14
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2019, 12:35:52 AM »
@BallerinaHippo Gosh now I wished I would of named her that and made her all red!
And honestly I have no idea if kids still read those books, I think I did growing up though. And I usually always adopt pets in every household (I'm obviously a RL pet lover, lol), I wished there were more pet options though like how we had horses in S3.
Nah, the white and red is perfect!  She's like a female version of Clifford.


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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 10* 6/14
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2019, 05:35:45 PM »
Now cows and chickens would be great!! There's actually a chicken coop mod and like some skins you can put on dogs- but I want the real thing!
And I'm glad you are enjoying it @Joria I try to make it interesting- the short clips the authors of the challenge give us about the overall personality of the sim really helps create some character depth for sure. Although Ros is a little different from what they described but I like how she is turning out!

@BallerinaHippo Thanks! Maybe I should of made her a Great Dane instead of a Cocker Spaniel.

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 11* 6/17
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2019, 01:58:51 PM »
Chapter 11


I finally made it to the last leg of my serial romantic aspiration! It's been kind of fun meeting new people and learning how to be with different personalities. Honestly, after the last task of kissing 10 different sims- I thought the rough part was over. Turns out now I had to have eight different boyfriends... EIGHT! And here I thought jealousy was really rough just having to kiss them.

Needless to say I hit up 8 of the 10 and it worked pretty well in my favor. Here's a few of the lucky souls.

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Remember that hunk I was talking about last chapter though? Yeah...he's thankfully still around and I think I'm actually really falling for him.



He is so sweet and takes me out like a real gentleman should. He even wore a suit of my favorite color on one of our dates. So sweet!



After dinner we decide to take a quick dip in the pool nearby- what we didn't realize was it definitely was NOT heated. ha!




Me: " Oh my gosh, it's SO COLD!!!"
Maddox: " Woops sorry babe, let's get out really fast! I know a quick way to warm up."
Me: " Yeah? How's that??"


When we got out he grabbed me and gave me a big smooch- Let's just say, we both warmed up pretty quickly!



I really wanted him to be my last boyfriend-forever. But before I do anything official, I wanted to do him right and be completely committed to him.

He was going to be the one I completed my aspiration with. Number eight.

I decided it was time to cut all ties.

So, the next day I called all seven of them to meet up with me at the local karaoke club. I felt bad to break so many hearts at once, but I had to do it.

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(I think they were all confused as to why I was in the back looking quite pitiful)

But I did it, I broke up with them one by one. Some were okay- others were not. But at the end of the day I was officially single.

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Later that night I called Maddox to see if he wanted to come over for dinner. He told me that his dad was over and asked if he could come along too. At first I was a little nervous but I figured I would have to meet him sooner or later.

Turns out his dad is Don Lothario, now it makes sense as to where Maddox got his good looks!

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Don was really sweet, just like his son. We had a great night and it was obvious that they had a close relationship. And I know I keep talking about how good Maddox looks, but I also really do love his personality too. There's just something about a guy that cares a lot for his family, you know?

Unfortunately a few days later Don passed away in his sleep. Maddox was a complete wreck for awhile and I was glad I was able to be there for support. In a way it helped us grow stronger together and eventually he moved in and we were officially together.





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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 11* 6/17
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2019, 02:47:54 PM »
You're really moving along nicely and doing a good job of giving your Sims different voices. That Maddox is a cutie!

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 11* 6/17
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2019, 12:09:08 PM »
@reggikko Thank you! I'm glad you can see the differences- I try to change things up but sometimes forget to add in extra personality when trying to catch up on the stories. But in this case, I had to write the story twice because I accidentally clicked exit on the browser. Haha (I should write it up on a word doc but meh)

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 12* 6/18
« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2019, 09:11:47 PM »
Chapter 12

I'd like to think that most girls have a special bond with their fathers...

Always there when I needed him with a big hug and a smile.

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And you never realize how much you'll miss someone... Until they are gone.



Mom especially had a rough time, he was after all the love of her life.
I'm really glad we could go through this together at least.



Maddox was also a big support for me through it all. Even when I went through a phase of falling asleep every time he came over. Hehe



Through the weeks that followed mom and I grew a lot closer and she ended up moving in with me, which was good because there was something special coming our way.



Me: " Mom, I have some important news to tell you!"
Mintie: " Well out with it! What's the big news?!"
Me: " Maddox and I are going to have a nooboo!!"


Mom also wanted to make sure she was around for awhile to meet the new bundle of joy whenever he/she would arrive, so she used the last bit of her aspiration points to buy her a little extra time. You have no idea how good I feel knowing she will be around for awhile longer.



Also as soon as Maddox came over after work I told him the news too. I think he's rather happy about it!





I think he is going to be a rather good daddy too!

He also ended up moving in too, might as well have another pair of hands to help me around the house- after all I'm bound to be a potential whale soon.

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In other news....

I also have been making great strides as a local politician. I think I went a little overboard there for awhile after dad's death, but it definitely helped me keep moving forward! Most everyone I've spoken too has agreed to vote for me! I've got 3 more promotions till I'm at the top of the food chain!



I went a little crazy and bought an old garage door to practice painting my political mural as well.
 


Anyways, mom is making us all some dinner so I better get off here!



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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 12* 6/18
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2019, 09:22:09 PM »
Well of course Maddox is gorgeous!  Look his Dad was.  I think she picked a winner in him.  No way I'd want to do the serial romantic thing.  Too much work, too many broken hearts.
I love the way this is all coming together.  They should have a fantastic nooboo together.  So sorry on the deaths though.  At least she may last long enough to hold her grandchild.
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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 12* 6/18
« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2019, 10:49:55 AM »
@Joria So true! Itís cool how in everyoneís game the original sims have completely different families and offspring. And yeah Iím not a fan of that aspiration but without this challenge I probably would have never done it! So at least now I can say I did it once and got it over with. Although most of those boys still call her wanting them to go to parties with her. Lol!

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 13* 6/25
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2019, 07:22:32 PM »
Chapter 13

Weweee, it's been quite the adventure! First off, pregnancy was AWFUL- though Maddox looks cute in this pic at least.

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Second of all, welcome Sunny Berry!

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She came out a bit of a shade different than Maddox and I, but the doctor said it was nothing to be concerned about. (Yes, Maddox is the father, a very sweet one too!)

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Mom especially took on a big role in Sunny's life. She was definitely a much better at the whole mom thing than I am- so I'm totally fine with her taking the reigns on this one! Don't get me wrong, I love Sunny- but I want her to be raised right.

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Maddox and I also got a chance to go on a date night. It was nice to go out and feel like adults again.
We ate dinner at a nice restaurant and then took a little stroll along the river bank and then...


*Maddox stops and gets on one knee*
Maddox: " Ros, I know that we can't actually get married for awhile- but I want you to know I'm serious about loving you, and only you. So I got you a ring."

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He's relatively romantic, but words aren't necessarily his strong suit if you can't tell. But he sure does know how to pick a pretty flower at least. :)

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Soon it was time for our little bundle to grow into a toddler, I let mom do the honors. I think I am just a little sad the baby phase is already over...

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She is quite hard headed, and we can always count on finding some messes around the house. I think mom understands now why we just hired a maid.

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Sunny also enjoys being outside, staring at the sky and playing in her kiddie pool. Not really sure why- but at least there is somethings she enjoys.

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I really hope we are raising her right... It takes a village right? I feel like maybe my daughter loves my mom more than me, but maybe that's just how it is since I'm working a lot still?  I just hope she does know I love her.


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So I have no idea why she had a much darker skin tone as a baby and then it corrected itself as a toddler- I tried with and without CC so not sure what the glitch was!
Also, one of the generation rules was for Sunny to only have a close relationship to Mintie (until she passes) and no one else- so that's also why I elected for her to stay around a little longer!

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 13* 6/25
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2019, 02:34:33 PM »
Sunny is a cutie-pie!  She looks like she'll be perfect for the next generation.

I've had babies in my game with dark skin who aged up with a medium skin tone.  I think there are less skins for the game to choose from for babies and sometimes it doesn't pick the right shade. 

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 13* 6/25
« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2019, 10:39:53 PM »
@BallerinaHippo Thanks friend! And yeah I've never had it happen before till now, but I'm just glad it corrected itself! I kinda wished babies had some customization though in general.

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 14* 6/30
« Reply #47 on: June 30, 2019, 10:48:39 PM »
Chapter 14

Before we knew it, sweet Sunny grew up into a bright girl!

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She absolutely adores her grandmother, which is quite helpful because I've got a lot of work to do on the political side of things!

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We also got a new swimming pool and hot tub installed since between mom's retirement and my paycheck- we have a little extra simoleons to spare.

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I felt like mom also was getting a tad lonely since dad died..she invited a few men over every once in awhile. They never stayed around long, but she looks happy most of the time at least!

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Sunny also took a strong liking to things of a scientific nature- which again I attribute to her bond with my mother. I'm glad she enjoys her studies.

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We all knew mom's life would end soon, so we all tried to spend as much time as we could with her.

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Then sadly one night during our annual Spooky Party... it was time for mom to pass on into the netherworld.

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I had prepared myself for this day and knew it would happen soon, but poor Sunny...it hit her sweet little soul the most.

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She seems somewhat different now, but I hope as time goes on her wounds will heal.

R.I.P. Mint Generation

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 14* 6/30
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2019, 01:02:06 PM »
Why yes, I did just binge read this whole thing  ;=)  Really enjoying your narrative.  The founders are great storytellers and your Sims are quite lovely!  Can't believe your good/bad luck with Ros' wedding experience!!  Brilliant for the narrative, but such a tragedy for the Sim!!
Looking forward to seeing Sunny all grown up so we can see if she favors her mom or dad more (fingers crossed for mom...I mean, Ros is lovely!).

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Re: Not So Berry Legacy Challenge- Rose Generation *Chapter 14* 6/30
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2019, 09:24:22 PM »
@PeregrineTook Lol, I'm glad it was binge-worthy! I know this story has literally had the weirdest stuff happen- most of which I just choose to keep out because it would begin to look like I made it happen- and sometimes the chapters get a little long. Haha!
I hope she looks more like her mom too- those good looking Don Lothario genes are definitely working in Ros' favor. Thanks for reading :)