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The Took Another Try IDC--How Decisions Are Made
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2019, 01:23:28 PM »
Having been unsuccessful in her efforts to do "Eeinie meenie miney moe" in order to make a decision...
Elsa:  I always forget what comes after "catch a tiger by the toe."  I mean, I'm a Watcher, I have a lot on my mind.
our brave little Elsa, never a quitter, turns to the greatest of all decision-making routes...



a shallow decision solely based on looks!
Elsa:  Hmm, thought you'd go with "a scientific exploration of compatible genetics."
Oooo, that does sound better.  Let's go with that.
Elsa:  You get me, narrator, you really get me.
And so, our favorite little Watcher, in an effort to delve into a scientific exploration of compatible genetics, seeks the help of none other than...



scientists.
Elsa:  Hey, labcoat!  Wanna help me with my Dynasty?
Labcoat:  Umm, sure young lady.  So, are you a dynasty heir or...?
Elsa:  I'm the Watcher!
Labcoat:  Oh. Really?  Huh.  Well, I'm William Nee the Science Fellow.
Elsa:  Huh, the fourth wall really felt that one.
Fourth Wall:  Eh, I've had worse.



William Nee the Science Fellow:  So, what can I do to help you, Miss Watcher?
Elsa:  Oh, you can just call me Elsa.
Willaim Nee the Science Fellow:  Thank you, Elsa, and you can call me William Nee the Science Fellow.
Elsa:  Done!  So, William Nee the Science Fellow, I have this ridiculous loser of a founder and I want to find out which nasty harpy will make the prettiest babies with him.
William Nee the Science Fellow:  Ooo, that does sound like a case for William Nee the Science Fellow!  Hmm, I don't suppose you managed to go around and meet with each possible spouse and get DNA samples, did you?
Elsa:  Of course!  What responsible Watcher wouldn't?
William Nee the Science Fellow:  Excellent!  To the zoom-in-o-meter!!



Elsa:  Umm, pretty sure this is called a microscope?
William Nee the Science Fellow:  Hey, you handle the watching, this fellow will handle the sciencing.
Elsa:  Science isn't a verb?
William Nee the Science Fellow:  It is when you do it properly!



William Nee the Science Fellow:  Woot!  Look at me sciencing!
Elsa:  Yeah, I guess that works.  So when do we see the...
William Nee the Science Fellow:  Let's see the results!
Elsa:  Oh.  Now then, I guess.



William Nee the Science Fellow:  So, we feed in the data from the zoom-in-o-meter and sample one gives us...



Elsa:  Hmm, pretty, but kind of malnourished.
William Nee the Science Fellow:  Yes, I'd start them on a high carb diet immediately.  If they existed.  Which they don't.  Anyway, sample two!



Elsa:  Oh, went a bit in the other direction here.  Healthier builds.  Kind of bland-looking, though.
William Nee the Science Fellow:  Not to fear, not remotely bland on sample three!!



Elsa:  What happened to their faces?
William Nee the Science Fellow:  Hey, I promised you "not remotely bland," not "attractive!"
Elsa:  A shame.  I'd had high hopes for that one.
William Nee the Science Fellow:  Well, how about sample four?



Elsa:  Well, this looks like the best of the bunch.  I think we've found our winner!
William Nee the Science Fellow:  What about sample five?
Elsa:  Oh, well, she was more of an afterthought, but I guess since we're here anyway...



Elsa:  Huh.  Really?
William Nee the Science Fellow:  Yep.  From a purely scientific standpoint, the best genetic pairing.
Elsa:  I mean, I'd liked her already because...
William Nee the Science Fellow:  I mean, there might be that whole "romance" and "love" nonsense that could mess things up, but if we trust to science...



Elsa:  Oh no, I totally don't think my loser is even remotely capable of understanding the emotions he's feelings, so we'll just go with science.
William Nee the Science Fellow:  Science rules!!
And so, our glorious Watcher has found the scientifically perfect match for the blue loser in her charge.
William Nee the Science Fellow:  Wait, who's talking?
But will they find true love?  Will she accept the ridiculous goof?
William Nee the Science Fellow:  Seriously, who else is in my lab?
We'll find out the answers to these and more questions next time on The Took Another Try IDC...oh, and I guess we'll also find out who gave sample five...
William Nee the Science Fellow:  ...somebody's in my lab (pouts)...

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Re: The Took Another Try IDC--How Decisions Are Made
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2019, 02:21:45 PM »
Ha ha lolz, I love how one of the children Sims decides to latch onto your founder and pretend to be the Watcher, but she is pretty knowledgable about IDs.  ;D

Good luck on your second Immortal Dynasty attempt. I have tried a Ten-Gen Dynasty but not really doing well on it because I don't know how to work things right. I'm sure you can go the distance, especially with a very wise child like Elsa. ;)



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Re: The Took Another Try IDC--How Decisions Are Made
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2019, 04:19:43 PM »
Hmmm. I think I have an idea of who belongs to sample 5. It's probably a wrong idea, but an idea, nonetheless.

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Re: The Took Another Try IDC--How Decisions Are Made
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2019, 05:45:34 PM »
Ha ha lolz, I love how one of the children Sims decides to latch onto your founder and pretend to be the Watcher, but she is pretty knowledgable about IDs.  ;D

Good luck on your second Immortal Dynasty attempt. I have tried a Ten-Gen Dynasty but not really doing well on it because I don't know how to work things right. I'm sure you can go the distance, especially with a very wise child like Elsa. ;)
Thanks for the good wishes!  I hope things go well with your Ten-Gen!  I considered one of those, but it seemed like a whole lot of math  :=/
Glad you're enjoying Elsa.  She was actually just randomly at the park and it occurred to me how funny it might be if a feisty child took the reins, so I'm glad others are also getting a kick out of it!

Hmmm. I think I have an idea of who belongs to sample 5. It's probably a wrong idea, but an idea, nonetheless.
Aww, c'mon, be brave and post your guess  ;=)  I was actually kind of curious when I did that update if people might figure it out ahead of time, so I'm curious if you got it right. 

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« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2019, 07:11:33 PM »
Aaaaaarrrrggghhh!   You did this JUST to torment your faithful readers!  No more second breakfasts for you!  I can't really figure out who the candidates are, except for sample four which was my choice to start with.  Sample five?   Hmmmmm, I'm guessing Elsa, but she's just a kid and not even a teen and quite a way to go before you can marry her.  Still, she did have a great sampling.  Hehehe.
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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2019, 11:07:12 PM »
My initial thought was Dina Caliente, because of the hair. Looking back though, and thinking about who Elsa would like already for ... reasons, I'm leaning toward the not-the-watcher Elsa.

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« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2019, 07:15:32 AM »
I'm guessing number 5 is Not-Watcher Elsa, I originally thought it was Nancy but given Elsa's dislike of her, I don't think she's an option. Sample 3 is probably Sofia, I've dismissed her as an option countless times for how weird her kids can turn out.



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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2019, 09:01:51 AM »
I forgot to go to page 2 and was going to call you out on now showing the uglies...I only think the fifth is Sofia because her kids just be homely like that.
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« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2019, 10:50:12 AM »
Just caught up on this story! Simply hilarious, the conversations are so entertaining! Elsa is definitely my favorite.
And such a tease with the samples- I literally have no idea, haha!

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« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2019, 12:46:34 PM »
Aaaaaarrrrggghhh!   You did this JUST to torment your faithful readers!  No more second breakfasts for you!  I can't really figure out who the candidates are, except for sample four which was my choice to start with.  Sample five?   Hmmmmm, I'm guessing Elsa, but she's just a kid and not even a teen and quite a way to go before you can marry her.  Still, she did have a great sampling.  Hehehe.
Guilty as charged!!  Our young Watcher as sample five?  Interesting out-of-the-box thinking!!

My initial thought was Dina Caliente, because of the hair. Looking back though, and thinking about who Elsa would like already for ... reasons, I'm leaning toward the not-the-watcher Elsa.
Dina wasn't in the options, though I had meant to include Nina since he met her when she was the bouncer at the celebrity club place.

I'm guessing number 5 is Not-Watcher Elsa, I originally thought it was Nancy but given Elsa's dislike of her, I don't think she's an option. Sample 3 is probably Sofia, I've dismissed her as an option countless times for how weird her kids can turn out.
Eh, you can never rule out the possibility of Nancy.  I actually thought her descendants in my first Took dynasty were consistently pretty, but I was never really having her appear as anything more than comic interactions in this one.  Still, if I have some pollinating done...?  And yes, Sofia can end up breeding some unique looking children.

I forgot to go to page 2 and was going to call you out on now showing the uglies...I only think the fifth is Sofia because her kids just be homely like that.
It was just too much of a fun opportunity to share the visuals of the kiddos, so I couldn't help myself.  Created the whole William Nee the Science Fellow thing and played through two days in a spare file just to get the science lab so I could stage the shots  :=)

Just caught up on this story! Simply hilarious, the conversations are so entertaining! Elsa is definitely my favorite.
And such a tease with the samples- I literally have no idea, haha!
Loving how much people are loving the child Watcher  :=)  She's been super fun to write!!

And without further ado, let's present the future spouse...

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The Took Another Try IDC--The Spouse Is Named...
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2019, 12:47:34 PM »
We rejoin the Took household only to find that our readers are not being told who the spouse choice was just yet.
Elsa:  Hey, pinky's gotta actually max this career, so no girly distractions from his auditioning!
Yeah, that's fair.



Balthasar:  Hey, I'd like to sell you some drugs!
Elsa:  Ugh, not a smart way to represent a pharmaceutical company, pinky.  And don't you need to leave now?
Balthasar:  Oh my gosh!!
But through his hard work or the fact that his Watcher stood outside threateningly menacing other candidates into leaving the premises...
Elsa: Again, standard Watcher protocol.
the bumbling fool of a Took got the part.  When he returned, we were ready to finally connect him with...
Balthasar:  Hang on, I'm getting a call...Geekcon is happening?  Sure, I'd love to go with you Eliza!



Elsa:  Umm, the married lady who asked you to Geekcon is currently checking out your caboose, pinky.
Balthasar:  Wha?
Eliza:  I just Took a glance at the Took tooshie.  No harm done.
Elsa:  Run away, pinky!



Balthasar:  Hey guys, I'm an up and coming actor.  Can I sit with you?
Darth Vader:  It'll be your death, star.
Dominic:  Good one, Sith lord!
Balthasar:  Never mind, I see my good friend Akira!
Darth Vader:  ...I was kidding.  Please come back...



Balthasar:  Hey, buddy!
Akira:  So, are you going to marry Miko and have me be your pollinator extraordinaire?
Balthasar:  Oh, that.  No.  No, we decided to go a different direction.
Akira:  You're dead to me.
Balthasar:  But if we decide we need pollinating later on, I might still move you in.
Akira:  Have I mentioned you're my best friend?
Elsa:  Well, that was a quick turnaround.  Anyway, it's getting late, Pinky.  You should get to bed and we'll save the courting for tomorrow.



Balthasar:  Yeah, I am tired and...ooooo, nicely staged shot!
Elsa:  I am kind of an awesome Watcher, so yeah.  It's no surprise that I managed to do that.  Now go straight to bed and get good rest, pinky.  Sleep tight.  Don't let the bed bugs bite.



Vlad:  All this talk of sleeping and biting is making me hungry!
Elsa?  Elsa?!?!?



Balthasar:  Oh...I'm...quite content...to stand here...while you bite me...
Vlad:  Oh, thank you, young man.  Most polite of you.



Vlad:  Omnomnomnomnom!
Elsa's going to be so mad at you!
Vlad:  Eh, I have the nose, so I'm trusting she'll be thinking ahead and realize she might need me later.
That's...kind of rational, actually.



He might not be quite as fresh as one might want for wooing his future spouse tomorrow.
Balthasar:  Uhhhnnn…
And the next day...
Elsa:  Time to put my plan into action, pinky!



Balthasar:  I certainly hope Papa Villareal gives me his blessing.
Elsa:  Just ask him like we practiced, pinky.  Stick to the script I wrote you and you'll be fine.  It's just like another acting gig.
Balthasar:  Acting.  Just like acting.



Jacques:  Hold on just a moment so I can turn off "Simerica's Most Wanted."
TV:  So be on the lookout for Jacques Villar *click*
Balthasar:  Hey, that sounded like he was gonna say...
Jacques:  Now, what was it you wanted to talk to me about, young dynasty founder?




Balthasar:  (to himself) Remember the script.  (to Jacques) Sir, it has come to my attention that one of your young teens could have, I guess you could say, a profound role in my dynasty.  Specifically, being the basis of the success for my family lineage.  I'm not greedy, I'm not after your fortune.  It's just the aforementioned teen I'd move in once young adulthood hits and I give you my solemn vow that only loving appreciation and care will be shown in my household.  So, may I have your blessing, sir?
Jacques:  You smooth talker!  I'm so delighted!  I expected you might be after her, but I'd expected a money-grubbing approach.  She gets to be part of a dynasty household and I get to keep my nice home and not live out my days as a helper.  Yes, you absolutely have my blessing, young man!  Luna will be delighted!
Balthasar:  Well, Luna must be a great sister.  Thank you for your blessing and I'll be back to collect Hugo when he hits adulthood. 



Jacques:  My little Luna, the spouse of a...wait, what did you say?
Elsa:  Great work, pinky!  Now that the ambrosia chef's in place, let's go get your spouse!
Balthasar:  Ok.  This just seems a little less romantic than I thought it should be.
Elsa:  Psh, William Nee the Science Fellow assures me she's your soulmate.
Balthasar:  Well, that seems legit.  Let's go!



Balthasar:  Hi, Elsa, not my Wacher Elsa, but you Elsa.
Elsa:  Hi!  You totally have my permission to just call me Elsa instead of "Elsa not my Watcher Elsa, but you Elsa."  I think that will save a lot of time.
Balthasar:  Wow, you're really smart!
Elsa: And a smart dresser, amirite?
Watcher Elsa:  We'll fix that later.  Now, less fashion, more socializing!
Elsa:  Yeah, and do you want to come inside to chat?
Balthasar:  Sure!  So, my Watcher took a sample of your DNA to see how attractive our babies would be...
Watcher Elsa:  NO!



Watcher Elsa:  Should've written him a script.
Elsa:  Ohmygoodness!!!!  Those are such cute babies!
Balthasar:  So, would you like to move into my house along with your household so we could get more simoleans to finish the house and we could eventually have really cute babies?
Watcher Elsa:  You are the actual worst, pinky.
Elsa:  That is the least smooth approach I've ever heard.  Absolutely yes though!!!



Alina:  Really?  You live in the drywall palace over there?
Messiah:  Not to worry, this pollinator will make sure lots of lovely future spouses bring in money to fix up the place.
Watcher Elsa:  No one said Messiah was pollinating.  Totally not a thing.  No worries about the house, though.  You guys had a really expensive house, so we're kinda loaded now.  And...



Watcher Elsa:  magic!!  You're welcome, everyone.
Elsa:  Wait, when did you get here?
Watcher Elsa:  Magic!!  House tour time!!



Watcher Elsa:  Well, no.  Glorified top down view of the house time.  Tours take too long.  So, the house got a makeover...



Watcher Elsa:  time for the future spouse to get a makeover and ditch the safari dork look.
Elsa:  But, this is a really awesome look, right, Alina?
Alina:  No, I'm with her.  Go do your magic, weird little child.
Watcher Elsa:  Since you're agreeing with me, I'm gonna let the "weird little child" comment slip this time.
Alina:  ...I'm sorry.



Elsa:  Last chance to stick with this look, Watcher.
Watcher Elsa:  Pass.



Watcher Elsa:  I must be magic.  I made you attractive!
Elsa:  Maybe I was just a hidden gem all along?
Watcher Elsa:  No, this was totally me.
Balthasar:  She...you...you look...
Watcher Elsa:  (sigh) I'll go write him a script.
And with that, we leave the Took household a now much larger household with great potential for success.
Watcher Elsa:  Ahem?
Great potential for success all thanks to the tireless efforts of their adorable and brilliant Watcher.
Watcher Elsa:  Thank you, narrator.  Thank you!

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« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2019, 02:46:55 PM »
Should not have read this BEFORE I made a bathroom stop, absolutely should not have.  Hilarious!  So, I'm confused, (not abnormally so, just typically so), so WHO exactly is the spouse?  Luna?  What was with the chat with Jacques if she is not the spouse? Elsa Who Is Not the Watcher, Elsa?  I mean, she's moved in and lookin' fine, (thanks to magical efforts of benign and brilliant Elsa the Watcher), so is she the spouse or the just till death definitely parts, spouse?  And dear heavens, what happens when Elsa the Watch ages up?  Will she still be as cute, adorable and awesome or just a cranky, mood swingin' teen with tons of angst and bad advice, not to mention inability to write good scripts?
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« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2019, 07:27:51 PM »
Should not have read this BEFORE I made a bathroom stop, absolutely should not have.  Hilarious!  So, I'm confused, (not abnormally so, just typically so), so WHO exactly is the spouse?  Luna?  What was with the chat with Jacques if she is not the spouse? Elsa Who Is Not the Watcher, Elsa?  I mean, she's moved in and lookin' fine, (thanks to magical efforts of benign and brilliant Elsa the Watcher), so is she the spouse or the just till death definitely parts, spouse?  And dear heavens, what happens when Elsa the Watch ages up?  Will she still be as cute, adorable and awesome or just a cranky, mood swingin' teen with tons of angst and bad advice, not to mention inability to write good scripts?
Yeah, I tried to sucker everybody by sending him to the Villareal house first.  He's just going to bring in Hugo to be the ambrosia chef.  I mean, that boy already has almost mastered the cooking skill, so why have one of my new helpers learn BOTH cooking and gourmet cooking when I can just abduct move in Hugo once he hits YA?
Non-Watcher Elsa is the designated spouse.  We'll be developing that love story as we go forward, but they're just friends with no romance bar when the update leaves off.
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« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2019, 11:15:33 PM »
I like Non-watcher Elsa. She has a nice sense of innocence that pairs well with Balthasar's dorky personality.
Congrats on getting him a spouse- now Watcher Elsa needs to shape him up into a better Actor so people won't mistake him for a drug dealer!

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« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2019, 11:42:39 PM »
A nice little fake-out! And a good choice of helper(s), too. I look forward to seeing how the romance developed: it's good to know he has someone who's not scared off by the knowledge of the baby lottery.
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« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2019, 10:23:42 AM »
I like Non-watcher Elsa. She has a nice sense of innocence that pairs well with Balthasar's dorky personality.
Congrats on getting him a spouse- now Watcher Elsa needs to shape him up into a better Actor so people won't mistake him for a drug dealer!
Glad you enjoy them together.  I think they're a pretty cute pairing.  Of course, William Nee the Science Fellow assures me they're also a glorious genetic pairing as well  ;=)
And yes, I plan to have some fun with Balthasar in the acting career!

A nice little fake-out! And a good choice of helper(s), too. I look forward to seeing how the romance developed: it's good to know he has someone who's not scared off by the knowledge of the baby lottery.
I'm glad you enjoyed the little misdirection there  :=)  I did seriously consider Luna, but ultimately, I think non-Watcher Elsa was the best choice...though Hugo will make a nice cooking slave once we move him in  ;=)

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« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2019, 10:25:06 AM »
This is not the update.  If you have not already read "The Spouse Is Named..." do not read this yet.  It has spoilers for that chapter!!

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« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2019, 01:35:48 PM »
For what it’s worth, I did not pollinate at all for my recent dynasty and had no trouble at all finding spouses. There were no housed Sims in any neighborhoods, but the game generated lots of NPCs. I also didn't repopulate because it wasn't necessary and I couldn't be bothered.

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« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2019, 03:23:59 PM »
Always love seeing a Took dynasty story. The Elsa-as-Watcher twist was sheer brilliance! I recomend calling Spouse Elsa by a nickname like Els or Ellie or Elsie so there's no confusion in the future.

I found getting the Fame stars to be the most tedious part of the acting aspiration, but, if Balthasar takes up painting, he can sell his painting and get fame points too.

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« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2019, 12:39:56 PM »
For what it’s worth, I did not pollinate at all for my recent dynasty and had no trouble at all finding spouses. There were no housed Sims in any neighborhoods, but the game generated lots of NPCs. I also didn't repopulate because it wasn't necessary and I couldn't be bothered.
Thanks for the input.  It's definitely helpful to know that the non-pollinating route has been done successfully.

Always love seeing a Took dynasty story. The Elsa-as-Watcher twist was sheer brilliance! I recomend calling Spouse Elsa by a nickname like Els or Ellie or Elsie so there's no confusion in the future.

I found getting the Fame stars to be the most tedious part of the acting aspiration, but, if Balthasar takes up painting, he can sell his painting and get fame points too.

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I've been going with "Elsa" for the spouse one and "Watcher Elsa" for the all-powerful child.  I think that could work and should help me avoid accidentally typing Elsa instead of El or some such.
Oooo, painting to get extra fame!  That's pretty clever.  Between that and his acting, he should probably be able to finish it.  I'm keeping "Friend of the World" as his back-up aspiration, but this just might make the acting one a legitimate option!  Thanks!!

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The Took Another Try IDC--Acting and Reacting
« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2019, 12:58:25 PM »
When last we'd left our favorite pink haired loser, he'd been led by the invaluable insight of his glorious Watcher, Elsa...
Elsa:  Aww, thanks, narrator!
and the scientific wisdom of William Nee the Science Fellow...
William Nee the Science Fellow:  I still hear the voice!!  It just won't go away!!
to move in and court the affections of Elsa, not his Watcher, but her.



Balthasar:  So, Elsa...not my Watcher...ummm...you...your hair...
Watcher Elsa:  Yeah, I need to give the other losers makeovers and then I'll see about writing him a romance script.
Elsa:  Sounds great.  I'm gonna go paint!
Balthasar:  I'll just...umm...I'll...what do I do?
Watcher Elsa:  Practice acting, pinky.  Believe me, you need the practice.
Balthasar:  Oh.  Right.  I'm an actor.
Wather Elsa:  First to travel down makeover avenue...



Watcher Elsa:  Alina!
Alina:  I wasn't sure about this makeover thing, but you really nailed it, Elsa!
Watcher Elsa:  Of course I did!  I'm awesome.  Anyway, just fish for a now, but in a little while we'll get you gardening and learning vampire lore because I want garlic bushes since someone apparently decided to snack on my loser the night before his audition.
Vlad:  ...I have a nice nose.  Please don't hurt me.
Watcher Elsa:  Anyway, our second passenger on makeover avenue...well...there wasn't much I could do with that one and we'll just leave him out fishing as much as possible so no one has to look at him.



Messiah:  Haha, the ways you joke, Watcher Elsa.  Pollinator Messiah, reporting for duty!  So, Alina, you want to be the first gal blessed with my made over glory?
Watcher Elsa:  Hey, Alina, why don't you go fish on the dock?  I think Messiah has this area covered.



Alina:  He's so creepy!  Thank you, Elsa, you're the best!
Watcher Elsa:  This is true.  Hmm, sure hope pinky didn't try anything with the lesser Elsa without getting a script first...



Balthasar:  Hey...Elsa...
Elsa:  Hey yourself, Balthasar.
Balthasar:  You're...you're really pretty and I'd really like to take you out to...



Elsa:  Whoa!  Back off, big guy.  We've only known each other for a day!
Balthasar:  Three days.
Elsa:  I am not going to rush into a relationship just because you're a dynasty founder and really cute and stuff.  I expect you to be patient and kind and slowly win my trust and build a real relationship with me!
Balthasar:  Umm, okay...
Elsa:  So come try again tomorrow and I'll totally be on board because I'm just playing hard to get.



Balthasar:  You are?
Elsa:  Of course I am!  But I can't tell you that or it won't work!
Balthasar:  Okay, so try again tomorrow and...
Elsa:  Yes, tomorrow I'll totally be swept off my feet and then we can safely say we didn't rush into anything.
Balthasar:  Wow, you're a real pro at this whole dating thing!
Elsa:  I know, right?  And can you believe I've never even dated before?!?!?
Balthasar:  Wow!  Me neither! 
Elsa:  We have so much in common!  Neither of us have dated, we both have the letter "L" in our names, neither of us is a llama, obviously soulmates, but I won't confirm that until tomorrow.  Hard to get and all.
Balthasar:  Okay!
Watcher Elsa:  Wow, William Nee the Science Fellow was right, they are perfect together!  Ridiculous and annoying, but perfect together.



Messiah:  Oh my.  Looks like some lovely lady sent a gift to the mustachio'd man candy!
Watcher Elsa:  Please never call yourself that again, and it's not a gift from an admirer, it's...Ooooo, an ambrosia treat for a dog worth $2,500!  Keep catching things that valuable and you can call yourself whatever you want.
Messiah:  You got it, little lady.
Watcher Elsa:  He's so creepy!



Alina:  So, why am I learning vampire lore?
Watcher Elsa:  The main reason is it involves you being inside where you might be seen and you're lovely and not Messiah.
Alina:  That's fair.
Watcher Elsa:  As secondary points, garlic will help ward off Vlad's nightly cravings to make pinky into his juice box...
Balthasar:  Thank you!
Watcher Elsa:  and secondly, if a good spouse option comes along at some point in the dynasty but they're a vampire, already having ample plasma fruits and such collected for a vampire cure will be super helpful.
Alina:  I see.  I'm doing this so someone else can have love.
Watcher Elsa:  Exactly!
Alina:  ...I'm so lonely.
Watcher Elsa:  Love that can-do attitude, Alina!  Anyway, pinky's got his first real acting gig now.  Hope he doesn't screw it up.



Balthasar:  Wow, it's like a warehouse, but for storing actors instead of...things that go in a warehouse!
Watcher Elsa:  Get to hair and make-up, pinky!
Security:  Sorry, ma'am, this is a closed set.
Watcher Elsa:  (glares)
Security:  Uhhh, but not to you, let me hold the door for you.
Watcher Elsa:  Thank you!



Stylist:  Well, you're certainly a handsome fellow.
Balthasar:  Thanks, my future wife thinks so too.
Stylist:  Yes, I certainly do, you smooth talker!
Watcher Elsa:  Back off, nasty harpy!  I already picked out a wife for him using science.
Stylist:  ...okay...sorry?  Anyway, done!



Balthasar:  Umm, not sure this makes me look like a doctor?
Stylist:  Doctor?  I thought you said "rock star."  Hang on...
Watcher Elsa:  Done!  And off to wardrobe.



Wardrobe Lady:  So, what role are you playing?
Balthasar:  In the script I believe it lists me as the "hot doc."
Wardrobe Lady:  Got it!!



Watcher Elsa:  Ugh.  Doc.  Hot doc, not hot dog.



Wardrobe Lady:  Oof, sorry!
Balthasar:  I look great in this!!
Wardrobe Lady:  Okay...hang on...and there...fixed it!
Watcher Elsa:  Pinky, focus.  You have to go act now.
Balthasar:  Yes.  Acting.  Right.  Channel my inner hot doc.



Wardrobe Lady:  I think he's channeling his inner hot dog.
Watcher Elsa:  Ugh.



Balthasar:  Wanna buy some drugs?  We've got loads!!  And we can get you loaded!!
Watcher Elsa:  It's like a train wreck.
Blathasar:  Hey, looks like we've got an impatient patient!



Balthasar:  What seems to be the problem?
Patient:  Oh, Hot Doc, I'm so glad you're here.  I just feel so...awful!  Is there...anything...you can do to make me feel better?
Watcher Elsa:  Ugh, this is horrid.



Balthasar:  I'll just take your temperature...with this highlighter...
Director:  CUT!!
Watcher Elsa:  Thank goodness someone ended this nightmare.



Director:  Balthasar, baby!  That was great!!  Such wonderful acting.  Such passion!  I could really feel it!  Can't wait until the CGI people fix your mistakes and the voiceover actor we hired fixes all the lines you messed up.  It's gonna be a hit, baby, a hit!!
Watcher Elsa:  Umm, shouldn't you just reshoot it to fix the pile of hot mess it was?
Director:  Eh, it's just a commercial, so I'm gonna make it someone else's problem.  I wanna direct movies, baby.  Movies!!
Watcher Elsa:  Well, the director set the bar super low, and no surprise, pinky still almost blew it.  Ah well.  Got the promotion.  Let's head home!



Balthasar:  Hey, Elsa, I'm back!
Elsa:  Oh, were you gone?
Balthasar:  You...you didn't notice?
Elsa:  Of course, I noticed, silly, and missed you terribly!  I'm just pretending I didn't because I'm playing hard to get.
Balthasar:  Oh.  Wow.  You're so good at this!!
Elsa:  I know!
Watcher Elsa:  Lesser Elsa, come look at this!



Elsa:  Someone made a mess in here!
Watcher Elsa:  Yeah.  That was probably Messiah.  I mean, his name does start with the word "mess."
Elsa:  That makes sense!!
Watcher Elsa:  Yeah it does!  Good work having that neat trait!  And oddly effective job mopping a carpet.
Elsa:  Thanks!



Watcher Elsa:  And so, as our household comes to the end of the day, I'm gonna put the pinky doll over here in the master bedroom...



Watcher Elsa:  and the Elsa doll goes in the helper room since she's playing hard to get.  Pretty sure pinky was playing hard to want.  Good night, losers.
Losers:  Good night, Watcher Elsa!!

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Re: The Took Another Try IDC--Acting and Reacting
« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2019, 05:07:47 PM »
Hot Doc-Dog, too funny!! Kudos to Non-watcher Elsa for making Balth work to get her.
And this maybe a stupid question that I could of possibly missed/forgot- but what is a Pollinator?

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Re: The Took Another Try IDC--Acting and Reacting
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2019, 10:43:00 PM »
Well, that will teach me to go away for a few days.  I missed out on the excitement of guessing who each sample belonged to!  I still guessed, though, and I was only right about 3/5.  D- for me.  Anyway, not-watcher Elsa is a great choice.  Who knew all that beauty was hidden beneath a safari hat, glasses, and cc hair? 

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Re: The Took Another Try IDC--Acting and Reacting
« Reply #48 on: July 23, 2019, 01:46:14 PM »
Hot Dog/Doc!  Hysterical!  Love the "playing hard to get" bit.  You are so good at this.  Whenever I feel gloomy I go read your story, over and over.  Always makes me laugh.
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Re: The Took Another Try IDC--Acting and Reacting
« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2019, 12:57:52 PM »
Been super busy as our we close on our new house on Wednesday, but I should be able to settle back into some Simming time again soon and get more updates going...including a guest appearance  ;=)

Hot Doc-Dog, too funny!! Kudos to Non-watcher Elsa for making Balth work to get her.
And this maybe a stupid question that I could of possibly missed/forgot- but what is a Pollinator?
So glad you enjoyed the hot doc/hot dog bit.  Just a lovely bit of dumb luck with the costuming mishap for the gig!
A pollinator in a dynasty is a Sim whose task is to make lots of babies to create more potential spouse an/or friend options for the heirs.  It's particularly helpful as a strategy if you're worried about Sims being culled or have a specific family you want to marry into the dynasty later.

Well, that will teach me to go away for a few days.  I missed out on the excitement of guessing who each sample belonged to!  I still guessed, though, and I was only right about 3/5.  D- for me.  Anyway, not-watcher Elsa is a great choice.  Who knew all that beauty was hidden beneath a safari hat, glasses, and cc hair? 
Yeah, I was pretty pleased when I gave her a makeover and saw just how cute she really was!  I'd actually originally planned to keep the glasses, but I think she has really pretty eyes and wanted them to be more visible.

Hot Dog/Doc!  Hysterical!  Love the "playing hard to get" bit.  You are so good at this.  Whenever I feel gloomy I go read your story, over and over.  Always makes me laugh.
So glad you're enjoying the silliness.  Wordplay and delightfully oblivious characters are kind of my favorite things to include in stories, so I'm glad that they bring a smile to your face  :=)

 

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