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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #275 on: March 06, 2011, 06:34:46 PM »
Happy birthday everyone. R.I.P. Wilbert. The room is gorgeous Lily!

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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #276 on: March 06, 2011, 06:50:16 PM »
I hate pink, but I like that room, so it must be well done!  ;D

I love Fyve's eyes, she looks so intense!
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #277 on: March 06, 2011, 07:45:46 PM »
Adorable room! Not too pink at all.

Did Wilbert seriously die right after retiring? Jeez, Grim, cut a Sim a break!
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« Reply #278 on: March 06, 2011, 09:16:20 PM »
Thanks for the positive feedback on Fyve's room, I wasn't sure if it was too much but I think the gray and black balance things out well enough.

Wilbert will be much missed, I really enjoyed playing him. Fhore would have looked so different if he was her dad and I hadn't been so focused on the original townie offspring thing. But I love her just as she is. And yes, he really did die just after retiring. I think the exact sequence of events was this: Wilbert gets home, calls to retire, confetti, Therie walks over and gives him a kiss (they both had that wish), cue Grim music. She might have gotten an amorous hug in too, I'm not sure, I had them cued up for a couple things leading to a celebratory woohoo. Instead he gets an urn and she gets cake!

I should do a side-by-side of Fyve and her parents so you guys can see for yourself. As a child she looks just like her dad on the outside (facial features including nose, eyes, eyebrows) and her mom on the inside (bone structure.) It's super awesome! I think she's my favorite so far. Now we just encourage her to grow up splendidly and watch to make sure that Baker boy doesn't die somehow (I want him for Fyve very badly!)
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« Reply #279 on: March 06, 2011, 09:45:20 PM »
RIP Wilbert! At least he was being celebrated before he passed on!
And Fyve is really cute! Happy Birthday girlie!

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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #280 on: March 07, 2011, 09:42:02 PM »
I'm kind of sad that I'm up-to-date and now have to wait for updates, like everyone else.  Really enjoying hearing about the Sunbursts.  You make this Immortal Dynasty thing seem so easy and natural - I've read the rules and know that it isn't.

Amused that Tu is so good at painting that he no longer has to look and sad at Wilbert's passing and the timing of it (that sort of odd timing seems to happen quite a bit  :().

Loved your Zen Garden and the playhouse is adorable - both inside and out.  Also, really liked the look of the kitchen and with the wood panelling and the tiling.

Just bookmarked and am looking forward to the next week.

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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #281 on: March 07, 2011, 09:58:54 PM »
Thanks for coming by Gheez, another fan is always welcome. I still need to buckle down and actually finish the kitchen, it needs new counters at the very least. I'm glad you like the walls. I'm making an effort to try out different things in this game to see what I actually like and what I don't. Such as the high paneled walls. I also haven't redone any of the bathrooms yet, shame on me. My Sims don't spend any time in there except to shower in the mornings. At least, that's the excuse I'm going with. :P

@ Kattiq: I've never before had a Sim who retired get showered in confetti. I was so amused by it the whole Grim thing passed before I was even fully aware of what was going on! Fyve's talking attempts fit right into the scene too; it amused me a little.

Today was spent designing and uploading maternity wear (check them out in my sig - you will find Therie and Fhore's outfits there) but perhaps tomorrow I shall check in with the Sunbursts. It seems I spend 2 full RL days playing out a Sim week, post here the next day, and then I need a day off. :P I really was going to play them today but then I caught Gerrr's request for maternity clothes so I grabbed onto that instead. It was fun.
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #282 on: March 11, 2011, 11:49:32 PM »
Fhore: Week 24 Part 1

I have been itching for another trip to China and so I decide this week is the week! As soon as I get a day off.

First though, a few days of life to start the week. Step-Dad Wilbert comes to see Mom early Sunday morning. The shock of his death is just beginning to dull. Mom is about to get up but seeing Wilbert there she snuggles back under the covers for a few more minutes.



Grandpa Tu finally realizes just what 1 million Simoleons means and orders his own custom car. I don't like it but it's his favorite colour with some red highlights to honour his twin brother Theo. He now drives in style on his crazy days when he picks up the investment money.



I spend Sunday in my MA garden beating up on stone boards looking for that 150th one. I find success! As you can see, I still have to actually master the Martial Arts skill but I'm getting closer every day! I miss having Wilbert in my face taking pictures. *Sigh* I never knew my biological Dad since he died before I was born, and even though Wilbert and I weren't close, it was nice having him around when I needed a dad.



Fyve gets bored of searching for celestial bodies to name, and heads out for a ride around town. Since, combined, we know every family in town, someone will call us if she's out too late. Doesn't she look innocent? I wonder what she's planning.



On the outskirts of town, she knocks on the door of a more modern looking house.





Oh. Hello Patrick. You have all met Patrick already. A couple weeks ago, I believe, when Grandpa Tu went out to visit an old friend. Yup, that's the kid. Patrick Baker. Oh dear. I think he got brownie points for the tie!

Wunn takes another trip to the Salon for a random makeover [mostly to determine if it will not reset his age again this time] and he meets young Willow Drudge. Anyway, she has Grandma Lolly's hair. Mmmmm. I agree, new shoes will be just the thing.



Hey, look at that! Not quite as good as the last makeover (I totally agree, I think it's the hair) and Wunn is still 86 days old.



Later in the week, I catch Ernesto after his "breakfast" at noon and tell him about my desire for another trip to China. He says he would rather just relax at home, so I crank things up a notch and give him a very wife-y hug and my best sad eyes.



HURRAY! We're off the China! *Does giddy dance around the kitchen* I love my husband.

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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #283 on: March 12, 2011, 12:08:32 AM »
She does look innocent! Is Patrick her future husband or a relative? I can't remember what generations stop being family?

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« Reply #284 on: March 12, 2011, 12:20:09 AM »
This might be a dumb question but can you really get custom cars in Fast Lane? (I'm assuming you have it because of the orange car)
Looks like Fyve has some matchmaking do to between herself and little patrick ;)

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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #285 on: March 12, 2011, 01:36:04 AM »
@ Esther: Patrick is earmarked as husband potential (he's not related), although his aging might be bugged. He was a day younger than Fyve but became a teen before they left for China, I think he went to school as a child for one day. I'm keeping my eyes on him!

@ Kattiq: I call the cars custom because in real life you couldn't just buy a car painted like that, you would need to custom order the paint job. That's what I'm referring to when I use the word "custom." Sorry for the confusion. Fyve's got a plan up her Hot Pink sleeve! (Actually, I have a plan but she's going to bring it to Sim-life.) :D
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #286 on: March 12, 2011, 02:05:59 AM »
I have been catching up on stories that I have neglected.  Your doing a great job and love reading your story.  Fyve looks very innocent, the kind of innocent that will get you in trouble, lol.  She is cute though. :)
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #287 on: March 12, 2011, 06:10:57 PM »
Just getting caught back up with your dynasty - congrats on immortal number 3 and a beautiful nooboo toddler child!  Fyve looks like she can make a bit of mischief.  So sorry that Wilbert passed but at least he got one last kiss from his beloved - too bad Grim couldn't have waited 'til after the celebratory WooHoo...that would have made an interesting story line...   ;D

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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #288 on: March 12, 2011, 07:35:38 PM »
China Trip #2: Mid-Week 24

Travelers: Fhore - working towards Super-Maxing Martial Arts. Ernesto - Working towards Visa level 2. Fyve - The kid's just cute! Oh, and working on her Logic skill. And Franklin - He's got Wunn's Collection Helper to get well acquainted with the countryside, and to provide gems, metals, and bugs for Ernesto Visa 2 quests.

Length of Stay: 8 Days, thanks to Fhore's Visa 1 and Prepared Traveler LTR.

Flight Leaves: Right Now!

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This trip starts off a little more sedately than the previous since we have Franklin and Fyve in tow. Plenty of time for some privacy later. Ernesto checks in with the Adventure Board and heads off in search of the local tagged on his map. Franklin gets a short lesson on the Collection Helper from Ernesto and then takes off in another direction. Fyve and I head to the Academy. I call up my next Tournament challenger while Fyve makes friends with a young Pei gentleman, Guang. He has a sweet face.



Running around town leaves Ernesto wishing for some down time, so during one of his trips through the Market, he stops for a dip. Mmmm, too bad there's no privacy or I would be really tempted to join him.



Ernesto has a very different method of making friends than me. First, he joins the Warehouse guys back home for what they call a career "borrowing" things. Then, here in China, when the local contacts for his adventures take too long coming out of their homes to greet him, he gives them something to ponder.





[I did not tell him to do this.]

I check my MA list and realize I need 150 hours of meditation! 150! So after I call my next Tournament challenger, I get into this meditation thing. What a rush!



Fyve and I make the Academy our home away from home. With the new 2-room tent, we have some serious girl time camping out. Breakfast consists of dry food under the sun with a fabulous view.



I make a few more friends while handing out losses in the MA Tournament. A few contenders come back for more the next day but some cut their losses and go home. Their faces make me laugh.







And then comes the day I earn the title of Martial Arts Tournament Grand Master! YAY me!



Franklin enjoys running around collecting bugs and gems and metals. He manages to find 6 Red Assassin bugs! I'm sure he could have gotten the fourth one Wunn needs for work if he [OK, me] hadn't gotten side tracked by treasure chests! (Ernesto needs 3 for an adventure.) Deep in Ernesto's Abandoned Barn, Franklin makes time to call a friend from home and fills her in on the trip.



Ernesto and I find some tent cuddle time!



Fyve takes some time away from the telescope at the Academy (she's working on naming 20 celestial bodies), and reads a good book. I'm surprised how fast she picks up the language here!



Towards the end of the trip, with Franklin around to help disarm the traps and empty the chests, Ernesto finds gold. Deep in the maze that is the basement tomb of our Temple of Heaven, Ernesto joins the ranks of accomplished explorers!





Then he turns back into super macho muscle dude playing with a new toy. Don't tell him I said that.







Too bad he doesn't take a picture of the boulder, it probably would have maxed his photography skill! One track mind with a new toy in hand.

As busy as we both have been on this trip, it as been such a joy having my little girl at the Academy with me. She is so happy and fun, and deserves the biggest hug I can give her! We find out that her little friend, Guang, died yesterday from starvation, so she needed the hug. [Bummer, all that time spent making a Best Friend!]



Before our flight takes off for home, we meet up at the Academy for a couple hours of relaxation. Ernesto has one more garbage can to kick, so he'll meet us at the airport.



Then back home we go, back to work and school, and a house filling with Immortal Elders.

Week 24 Part 2 to follow. [After I play through it.]
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #289 on: March 12, 2011, 07:41:51 PM »
Congratulations to you and Ernesto finding the Axe.

I love the picks of Fhore ruling the karate fights!  She looks so hard core :)
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« Reply #290 on: March 12, 2011, 07:58:11 PM »
Poor Guang. :'(
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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #291 on: March 12, 2011, 11:37:01 PM »
Awesome update! Those faces are hilarious!

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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #292 on: March 13, 2011, 08:29:48 PM »
Fhore's MA sparring makes me laugh! And I love watching the graphics, Ernesto kicked over quite a few trash cans because I was distracted.

Thanks Simstar. It made me sad to think Fyve's one best friend died so young. He was the only kid in China or she would have been allowed more time away from the telescope to make more best friends. Better luck next time, I guess.
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« Reply #293 on: March 13, 2011, 10:37:57 PM »
WOO! Look at that Hottie with the axe!
I really need to go on an adventure and get one of those!
& I love the martial arts pictures, their faces are hilarious :D

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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #294 on: March 14, 2011, 02:51:12 AM »
Shang Simla is so much better than Sunset Valley it just doesn't have the venues and stuff.  :D Awesome spar scenes, so long since I have had a good Spar person!  ;)
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« Reply #295 on: March 14, 2011, 11:08:24 AM »
After reading all 30 pages and catching up to your last update, I like this story! Thank you for some good laughs, sad times, and a great sense of watching you play this lily.

My favorite single photo was the close up of the axe.

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Re: Sunburst Dynasty - Shining Forever in Twinbrook
« Reply #296 on: March 14, 2011, 03:26:29 PM »
@ Kattiq: I have no idea if the axe will ever get used again, but when the adventure came up, I had to take it!

@ Thomas: I enjoyed the Headkick Challenge and so decided I wanted to play another MA Sim. I'm having loads of fun with Fhore!

@ Colossus: I'm glad my story was deemed worth your time to read, and that you enjoyed it! More fans are always welcome. My favorite picture, which is my desktop picture on my laptop, is the one way back with Marc catching the Glowy butterfly.
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« Reply #297 on: March 21, 2011, 10:56:07 PM »
A shout out to all my fans. Sorry for not providing any updates for the past week or so. I haven't loaded the game since the last update as I needed a break, although I wasn't expecting needing this long a break! I am so excited to play young Fyve but I'm also really scared young Patrick Baker is going to disappear on me after being served to my 5th generation on a proverbial silver platter! I haven't found my middle ground/compromise yet in the event that something does happen to him. I know I should just take things as they come but hey, they're my Sims! I don't want to play them just for the sake of making progress.

So, in the mean time, I've been playing the Tournament Challenges and building a couple new houses (check them out from my signature). I do promise to have an update before the end of March! Until then I will be reading everyone else's stories, hanging out on the forum, watching my hockey team lose, and catching up on my TV shows, occasionally I even leave the house.

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« Reply #298 on: March 22, 2011, 04:42:20 AM »
I know what you mean. I'm actually surprised I stuck with the Halliwell's as long as I did. I normally have to start a new family/play another file every couple days!  ;D We will be here when you wanna update again!

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« Reply #299 on: March 22, 2011, 11:05:04 AM »
I'm in that same position lily! After handling the 5th baby of the house I wished I could just take it to the birthday cake and be done with it!
Good luck in the Tournament Challenges! I'm on the roster and I tried the first challenge but I could never seem to find the time to do it between that and the dynasty! I'm going to try them out again in the summer when I have more time :D