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Welcome, as I try to figure my way through the my new SimTech Dynasty! All rules can be found on the Challenges board.
Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I do playing/writing it!


Journal Entries:

No Tech Era

1. Shipwrecked
2. Life As We Know It
3. Under the Waterfall
4. We Didn't Plan This
5. Time Flies (No Tech Era Completed)
6. Continued Beginnings (Low Tech Era Begins)
7. Last Assignment
8. New Day, Dark Night

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 09:25:48 PM »
Members of the Matua Dynasty

Founder: Miri
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Co-founder: Akamu
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Low Tech Heirs: Lulu & Gia
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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 09:26:17 PM »
Challenge Statistics:


No Tech Era Achievements


Goal: max 5 of the following skills-- Charisma, Fishing, Fitness, Parenting, Singing (I chose these 5)
1. Fishing: Akamu
2. Charisma: Miri
3. Fitness: Akamu
4. Singing: Loto
5. Comedy: Miri

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Low Tech Achievements:

Completed Skills-- Cooking, Gardening, Flower arranging, Guitar, Violin, Wellness, or previously unclaimed skill (Comedy, Mischief)
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Completed Aspirations-- Angling Ace, Freelance Botanist, Friend of the World, Outdoor Enthusiast, Serial Romantic, Soulmate, Curator
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Lots Used:

No Tech Era & Low Tech Era:
Lot: 40x30 Key Point, Sulani
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I didn't do anything special to the lot since it fit in with my theme pretty perfectly!
   
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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 09:26:59 PM »
Journal Entry: Shipwrecked


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Day One: I'm awoken by a loud noise as the sea beneath me is ravenously rocking the boat back and forth. It's dark, too dark for me to see but I get up anyways. As I swing my legs over to stand, my feet are met with water. I tried to take a few steps but large amount of water sloshing back and forth was making the floor extremely slippery.
This was going to be difficult, I thought to myself. As I began to feel my way towards the steps, finally I reach the first one...and then as I make my first step I feel a sharp pain on the backside of my head...and lights out.


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Day ??: I woke up. I'm immediately met with a jarring headache and a bright ray of sun to the eyes. I try to sit up but I couldn't find the strength. My upper body crashed back down into the sand. Sand? Why am I in sand?
My mind is spinning, where am I? Did the boat crash? Is there anyone else around? I let out a small cry and I immediately felt the warmth of someone next to me.


"Help..." I whispered.
Man: " Hey, hey now, it's okay. you're fine. shhh"


I looked up and saw a man peering above me.

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I panicked and tried to move away from him.

Me: " Wh..who..are you.. please don't hurt me"
Man: " I promise you are safe here. My name is Akamu"
Me:" What happened? wher...where am I?"
Akamu: " Please calm down, here let me help you up"


Akamu gently helped me up on to a log he had carved out into a bench. And then began telling me how he found me in the water several days ago.

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There had been a massive storm that rolled through the islands and the next day when he was strolling the beach he found me. I had been knocked pretty hard in the head it seemed, so I guess that at least explains my headache. He also told me that he too had ended up here alone one day, and hasn't seen a soul until now.


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Akamu: "Do you remember who you are?"
Me: " I umm..all I remember is my name..it's.. it's Miri...Miri Matua"
Akamu: "Do you know where you came from or anything?


I thought long and hard about anything else I could possibly think of. I couldn't remember where I had come from or where I had been going. All I remember was waking up on a dark ship, and then waking up on the beach.
My eyes began to well up with tears as the realization hits me that I may have just forgotten who I really am.



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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 02:35:55 PM »
Journal Entry: Life As We Know It

Day 7: A lot has happened over the past few days (Akamu so graciously helped me remember how many days I had been out here)... I've since regained my strength and have begun learning more and more about this new life that has seemingly forced itself upon me.
Akamu has been especially helpful in showing me the ways of the new island, although I think he is more just really happy to have someone else around besides some seagulls, crabs and fish.

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Every morning I wake up to the smell of a crackling fire, usually Akamu wakes up before dawn, fishes for breakfast and is spearing the fish on to sticks before I even walk out of our little hut.

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I guess you could say it's become our daily ritual to cook next to each other every morning.

Me:" Akamu, so tell me about how you got here?"
Akamu: " Well...I also was on a boat prior to arriving here. Except I chose to come here...well sort of anyways"
Me: "What do you meant you chose to come here?"

He began telling me his story about how he had to flee his village because they accused him of a crime he did not commit. But midway through his journey he also was met with a fierce storm that sank his ship, he held onto a piece of wood for days before making it to the shore we now live on.

Me: " And you've never seen anyone around here?"
Akamu: " No, not a soul until you."


As he said that, a peculiar feeling rushed over me, was there some magical force at work that caused both of us to make it to this particular beach? Did the entire world come to an end and we were the soul survivors?
Some nights I lie awake for hours (or what feels like hours) wondering if maybe there is a reason behind all this. Perhaps this new discovery for the both of us is the cause of something much greater than we could of ever thought. Maybe we were meant to created a new world in a different land.

Akamu seemed to realize I had been lost in thought and gently snapped me out of it.


Akamu: "Are you okay? I thought I sort of lost you there."
Me: " Oh.. yeah yeah I'm fine, I just was thinking about the reasons why we both are here..."
Akamu: " Believe me, I did that a lot when I got here...but now I've just accepted my fate and make the most of every day. Now come over here and help me finish up this sand castle, it'll help you get your mind off things."


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As I molded the sand, his hand lightly brushed mine. He looked up at me and blushed a little and immediately returned to his side of the castle.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't developing feelings for him. He did after all save my life and has continued too since I've been here.


Akamu: " Well uhh that looks great Miri"

He nervously stood up, and before I knew it I had walked over and stood in front of him.
I looked at him in his eyes, he caught them for a moment and then looked down at the sand.
I wanted him to know how much I've grown to care for him, and how much I appreciated him caring for me.
But the words were not there, so I just leaned in and gave him a kiss.

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After a few moments he finally mustered up something to say.

Akamu: " I umm, wow that was nice"
Me: *blushing* " I'm glad you think so, I really hadn't planned on doing that."
Akamu: " I mean, lets just say...if I had to be stuck on an island with anyone- it would be you."


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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 04:50:49 PM »
What a handsome couple! And the IL clothing and tattoos look perfect for this. Good luck!
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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 06:46:29 PM »
@MarianT Thank you! Yes the outfits were very spot on, I'm glad cause all the CC for Prehistoric Era were not really island friendly, more like caveman theme!

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2019, 07:26:10 PM »
I really like your story so far. You have me testing a couple to give this a try. I can't wait to red more.

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2019, 02:31:25 PM »
Yay! You've already got the story going.  I love it so far.   :)

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2019, 03:54:02 PM »
@sdhoey @BallerinaHippo  Thank you! This first era is definitely challenging, and I probably should have tested before beginning. Haha

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2019, 04:51:04 PM »
Journal Entry: Under the Waterfall

Well where do I begin? I've completely forgotten how many days I've actually been on this island. Akamu and I have been quite busy honing our skills in certain areas to keep each other busy. Just the other day Akamu mastered fishing! We literally eat so much fresh fish these days we would have enough to feel quite a few people...That is if there were more people around here.

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That night as we were sitting down for a nice dinner of seared tuna (fancy, eh?), Akamu seemed to have a lot on his mind.

Me: " Hey, tell me what you're thinking, you're being awfully quiet!"
Akamu: "Well, I know there's like no other choices and I don't want you to think that I'm doing this completely out of necessity. But I've grown to love you Miri and I know there's no one else around to do a marriage ceremony...but before we go any further I want to make things a bit more.. say official?"


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I honestly hadn't even thought about doing a marriage ceremony considering where we are and everything, but we ended up finding a sweet little spot near our favorite waterfall. Who knew we both still understood what romance was? Needless to say it was perfect, just the two of us.

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Later on that evening we decide to try our hand at woohooing (or at least that's what Akamu called it?), let's just say we haven't left the hut in awhile.



The next day I woke up feeling quite sick to my stomach, I'm not sure if I ate some bad fish or what but I literally can't stop throwing up. Thankfully, since we live so close to the ocean there isn't much clean up required.

This went on for a few days, and along with that my belly got bigger. Turns out I'm with child! I'm completely over the moon about it! Akamu was also quite excited about starting our little family so soon.

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Labor was quite rough on the island, but Akamu was very sweet and tended to my every need. A few hours later we welcomed a handsome baby boy into the world.

We named him Loto.

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He's the sweetest little thing we could of ever imagined.

He grew into quite the toddler too and he kept Akamu and I quite busy- it definitely changed the way we had to do things around camp!

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He was quite active running around all over the beach. While Akamu was doing some swim training, I tried to also practice my speaking skills as well as keep up with Loto.
Needless to say by the end of the day I was quite exhausted.

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Loto eventually turned into a very mild manner child, who helped around camp and enjoyed the greener things in life.

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Life finally slowed down a bit for all of us, and Akamu and I could finally have some alone time together. So we met under the waterfall again, and the rest was history.


 

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 6/29]
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2019, 01:11:08 PM »
Oh my goodness!!!  Using the shipwrecked concept for the low tech era is a stroke of genius!!!  Instead of doing it as a time traveling thing (which was totally how I would play it) you just created a brilliant scenario in which the tech would be gone and came up with a great excuse to use the Island pack!  Kudos.
As a footnote, your founder immediately reminded me of Moana.  Not sure if that was intentional at all, but totally where my mind went.

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 6/29]
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2019, 09:20:52 PM »
@PeregrineTook Aw thank you for the kind comments! It took me a little bit to come up with the idea because I really really wanted to use the Island pack, so I'm glad it came across well (sometimes I get too far in the weeds of details.)
And I honestly have only seen part of that movie in passing, but I guess it's fitting considering the theme!

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 6/29]
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2019, 12:30:23 AM »
Brilliant!  As usual, I'm loving what you are writing!  I agree with Peregrine, what a great way to use the islands things to get your story going.  Love the romance under the waterfall and the child is perfect and adorable.
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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/4]
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2019, 10:00:03 PM »
Journal Entry: We didn't plan this

To say that life picked back up speed is a gross understatement. Turns out I'm apparently quite the fertile one.
Surprise! Welcome twins Lulu & Lagi!

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Having now a child and twin babies made things a little difficult to get stuff done around the beach (trying to feed/keep everyone clean is a real struggle!) Thankfully, Loto tried to help out as much as he could so I could at least continue working on my charisma.

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Akamu also made it to elder stage and managed to get pretty beefed up from swimming and fishing a lot. Still sexy for an old man if I don't say so myself.

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Finally it was also time for all 3 of my children to grow up just a little bit more. I can't believe how quickly everything goes by! Poor Lagi though, he somehow didn't get the gift of tan- so he stays in the shade most days to avoid sunburn.



Turns out Loto also blossomed into a wonderful singer in his teenage years. It's always nice to hear him singing throughout the day as we do our chores.

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We are definitely all exhausted by the days end, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm beginning to think this is truly the life I was supposed to lead.

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/4]
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2019, 10:08:26 PM »
What a cute little family.
And pasty white complexion leading to sunburn is so my life!!  Stay strong, Lagi.  We'll get through this together!!!
A lovely update  :=)

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/4]
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2019, 10:42:01 AM »
The twins hugging is so adorable!  Like vanilla and chocolate ice cream, as sweet as can be.  For me, in some ways, Lo Tech was the hardest, you are doing so well.
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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/4]
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2019, 09:30:02 PM »
@PeregrineTook I too feel the pain of sunburn/being white all year round. Haha!

@Joria Thank you!! I think the hardest part of this challenge is having to fulfill basic needs so they can level skills without any basic "appliances/plumbing" objects. My sims are nearly stinky allllll the time. Haha Right now is quite a drag because I just have 2 more skills to complete and its taking ages!

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/6]
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2019, 04:48:18 PM »
Journal Entry: Time Flies

Phew! What a journey this has been so far!

The twins grew up into children, and Loto blossomed into a young man. I'm so happy my family gets along so well. Loto does so well with the twins... I hope one day he too can be a father.

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One night, Loto took all the kids down to the other end of the beach so Akamu & I could have some alone time.

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Annnnddddd I got pregnant again!
Welcome Miss. Gia to the world. :)

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Sadly, right as she grew into a rambunctious toddler- my sweet Akamu laid down for the last time.

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I feel quite lost without him to be honest, but thankfully he had taught Loto all he knew in preparation for when this moment would happen.
*Sigh* that's one of the many reasons I loved him so. He always made sure we were taken care of.

Thankfully with his help, we finally mastered most of the things we needed in order to survive on this island. I wonder what this next era of life holds for us?


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-----------------------------END OF NO TECH ERA-----------------------------

SCORE: 3 (I started this not thinking how the scoring went, and then I really just wanted this era over with! haha)

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/7]
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2019, 06:06:51 PM »
I'm actually way less focused on your score and far more on how much I'm enjoying this lovely family!  So sad to see Akuma go.  Of course, so excited to see Loto take over!

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/7]
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2019, 06:27:11 PM »
I am still trying to figure out how everyone is so tanned but Lagi looks like he could be the mailman's LOL

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/7]
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2019, 06:42:04 PM »
@PeregrineTook Thank you!! I almost was afraid I wasn't going to make it cause I was having too much fun writing up stories and playing in general. Thankfully you could fulfill stuff with founders & heirs. Short lifespans are legit.

@sdhoey You and me both! This is the second challenge that my sims kids had weird skintones that weren't from the parents. In my "Not So Berry" challenge my baby came out really really dark, but her skin changed back when she got to toddler. Lagi oddly enough just stayed this color. So weird!

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/7]
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2019, 09:29:10 AM »
Congrats on making it through No Tech!  I actually loved the challenge of seeing just how much I could do with nothing and you certainly have done a lot.  So sorry her love of her life had to pass, but this is always the way it is in these stories.  Like you, I wasn't watching the scoring and was really annoyed with myself.  Haven't yet finished or posted my story out of pure frustration so I get to enjoy yours.  Can hardly wait to see how it rolls.
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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/7]
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2019, 01:38:23 PM »
Congrats on finishing No Tech!  Sorry to see Akamu go so soon (that short life span!), but I know Loto is going to be great.  I hope they all enjoy a good bath in Low Tech.   :)

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/7]
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2019, 09:29:13 PM »
@Joria Yeah I was frustrated a little at first, but I am really just enjoying this challenge in general and I've never actually completed something that required scoring, so I plan on doing it with this one! Also it's kinda fun to play legit without cheats or really anything "modern" in the sim world! And I really wished he could of stayed around a lot longer! I was enjoying his character.

@BallerinaHippo Thank you! Yeah I think Loto has unfortunately gotten too "old" so I'm glad she got pregnant right before they finished the era. :D I'm trying to get a better score this time!

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/7]
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2019, 11:54:24 PM »
The family is so sweet! You’re doing great. To me, enjoying yourself is more important than the score. You get into the HOF regardless of the score, so just have fun with it.

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/13]
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2019, 09:53:50 PM »
Journal Entry: Continued Beginnings

So we've finally gotten done re-building and redesigning our humble lot. Loto found some great logs near by to create a fence around our place in effort to just create a better feeling of security- who knows if there other things out there you know?

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Gia also began to figure out how to play the violin? Not sure where she found it- said she found it looking for seashells in the sand. Whatever keeps her occupied!

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One night Lulu & I were having a night swim when we saw something moving towards us in the water... As it got closer (which I don't know why we weren't completed scared out of our minds) we realized it was a PERSON!?!??!! What?!?! Who knew there were other people around here?

She swam up next to us and introduced herself and told us about a local village near by. Apparently it was made up of others who were found here on the island too and over the years they build up a little village. She explained that this side of the island has been completely secluded for sometime but she had gotten curious when she repeatedly saw smoke rising in this direction.

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We went back home and called a family meeting about this new realization (Loto & Gia were asleep). Lagi was very enthusiastic about it and Lulu was more hesitant. In the end, we decided to explore this other part of the island. Having more people around could be a good and a bad thing- I'm glad we have that fence up!
Maybe there will be some prospects for my children too there?

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The next day we set off in search of this other village and came upon a really nice park and will definitely be somewhere we come back too.

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Then we finally made it to the village. We had just happened to stumble upon one of their village family nights.
We had so much fun getting to know people and learning about the culture they had fashioned together.

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I think this new Era of our family will be quite fun. Unfortunately I'm also growing old so pretty soon it will be time to hand the reigns off to another one of my children. I'm not sure who yet- but I think Lulu has great potential.

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/13]
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2019, 09:37:54 AM »
I love the way you tied in the new "village" of people!  This is such a fun way of looking at it all and hopefully there will be new Sims for all the children of those castaways.
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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/13]
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2019, 12:35:51 PM »
Team Lulu!!  Yes.  She should take over!!!  She has great potential.  The Force is strong with this one!!
Lovely update and looking forward to seeing more interactions with the new villagers they've discovered and seeing if there is a young man even remotely worthy of darling Lulu  ;=)

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/13]
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2019, 04:48:24 PM »
@Joria Thanks! I'm really glad this story theme has worked out so far. I haven't worked out how to tie in the other tech eras yet though since Island life is pretty simple in general.
@PeregrineTook I'm in her boat too! And I REALLY hope there is a nice young man somewhere cause so far everyone is too old. Lol!

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/27]
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2019, 10:17:08 PM »
Journal Entry: Last Assignment

So I knew my time was coming to an end. My hair is gray and my skin is getting more and more wrinkly as the days wane on...
I knew all my children were going to be fine without me. They were already very self sufficient already. Lulu is throughly enjoying creating a low impact work out. She seems more a peace than anyone on this tiny island.

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Loto and I bonded with some routine morning fishing. I can see why Akamu loved this sport so much. It's quite rewarding!
As we were fishing we had a little talk about the future.


Me: "So, as you know dear...my days on this island are coming to an end. I want you to know that I've decided on who should be the heir of this Dynasty."
Loto" Mom, let me stop you right there. I don't want it- I just want to fish like dad and help around camp."
Me: "Well you made that easier for me. Haha"


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Meanwhile my sweet Gia also aged up into a beautiful teen. I think she definitely looks a lot like me.

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I also spoke to Lagi and told him he unfortunately was too old to carry the brunt of the work due to a little hick up with the last dynasty requirements.
Thankfully he understood though a little sad I think he sought solace with his sisters.

Lagi: " I mean I get I'm older- but I feel like I should have gotten it- I am the first born."
Lulu: " Well if she said no to you and Loto...I guess it's me or Gia next?"
Gia: " I mean I agree with Lagi, it should of been him...but if it's me I guess there's a good reason?"
Lulu: " Mother knows best right?"


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It's such a hard choice between all 4 of my wonderful children but I think I came to a conclusion... Lu and Gia seem to have the best chance to continue this dynasty. However, so far any prospects for any of my children to marry has been next to none due to the majority of the villagers we've met were too old...So instead of one heir- I chose two! Better to double our chances right?

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I think both girls will do very well with this new role, now we just need to find at least one of them a husband!
Speaking of... I think Lulu may have found quite the catch- and I don't mean fish! I guess this means we will be joining in on more village activities soon.

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We went down to the beach later and I started to feel a little weird...and then it hit me. This was my end.
I looked at my kids one last time and Lu agreed to take over the journal writing from now on.
Now I will be with my Akamu forever.

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R.I.P. Miri Matua




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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/27] *NEW CHAPTER*
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2019, 12:24:14 PM »
So sorry to see Miri go, but also excited to see how things go for the next generation with darling Lulu

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/27] *NEW CHAPTER*
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2019, 11:21:15 AM »
Enjoying your story very much so far! Rest in peace, Miri.

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Re: Shipwrecked: A SimTech Dynasty [Journal Updated 7/27] *NEW CHAPTER*
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2019, 08:56:24 PM »
What a lovely family! And a lovely setting, too.
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« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2019, 08:56:41 PM »
@PeregrineTook @oshizu @MarianT
Thanks guys!! I was sad to see Miri go as well- it's definitely more sad when the first generation dies in my opinion. :(

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Journal Entry: New Day, Dark Night

It has been pretty hard living day to day without mom around. She always had a way to make you feel loved and appreciated. But now it's mine and Gia's turn to take on the load.

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After reading mom's last entry I saw where she had mentioned me meeting Henry...Well he has definitely been coming around more lately. It's been sort of hard to find time to practice some of my skills, but I think it'll all be worth it.

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Lagi also decided to play the "dad" role and made sure he was a good guy.

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I think he won Lagi over because the next day he proposed! I said yes of course :)

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The next day we had a small little wedding in the nearby park. Gia did a wonderful job at using palm branches to make a lovely little archway for us.

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We also built us a tiny shack on the other side of the island to have a little bit of privacy and to celebrate our marriage.

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My garden had began to grow some beautiful flowers so I figured it would be a good idea to practice some of my flower arrangement skills. The ladies in the village really love them, so I think I'll continue to make new ones!

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Loto also caught some weird berry while fishing, and when I planted it... It definitely grew into something more "alive" than I was thinking. But so far whatever it is...seems to like me?

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One night I woke up to Loto shaking me awake. He told me that Lagi was missing. Loto, Henry, Gia and I began searching the island and couldn't find him. So we ended up searching the nearby waters to see if maybe he just went for a late night swim.
But we unfortunately found him too late. Lagi seemed to have went swimming and exhausted himself trying to swim back to the island.
We are completely heart broken, but at least he died doing something he loved to do. I'll miss him so much...

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It's more quiet around the island now without my big brother around. We've suffered a lot of loss recent, but I think we might be adding another to the fold soon...turns out I'm pregnant!

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Author's Note: I feel so bad! I literally had no idea Lagi was so exhausted that he could drown. I've never had a sim die that way- and it was pretty gruesome in my opinion.

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« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2019, 09:32:12 PM »
Oh no!  Catching up and find Matua gone and that horrible drowning!  I never knew they could get exhausted like that and drown!  On the bright side, the pregnancy and Henry!  I'm hoping the rest of the tale doesn't have such things like the drowning!  (Death comes to all, sad but true, so Matua reached her end peacefully.)
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« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2019, 09:56:17 PM »
@Joria Yeah I had no idea either! I just randomly heard the death noise and saw all that going down before I had a chance to actually save him. I need to keep a better tabs on all the sims around the island it seems like. :(

 

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