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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (17 Sep update)
« Reply #100 on: September 17, 2019, 11:13:12 AM »
@reggikko
The toddler play date is super cute, fun, and easy. In my Sharebears legacy, a sim hosted one by throwing a bunch of toddler playground stuff on the front lawn (because another sim was at work).
That Park and Play lot definitely makes for better screenshots, haha.
The play date goals require a stereo and a toddler's book, so you can add that to the lot or bring the books in personal inventory.

Also, how amazing that your Ana is poised to move out in another update or two!

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (17 Sep update)
« Reply #101 on: September 17, 2019, 01:22:15 PM »
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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (17 Sep update)
« Reply #102 on: September 19, 2019, 09:51:41 AM »
Wow new cute toodlers, and gorgeous house you have yourself there too.
Cant wait to see more.

And love your toodler playdate photos, always a joy.

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (17 Sep update)
« Reply #103 on: September 19, 2019, 11:09:56 AM »
Okay, I am loving this from a lurker point. But spill one how you are getting the splashes to show up and I can't? *drums fingers*

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (17 Sep update)
« Reply #104 on: September 19, 2019, 12:19:35 PM »
Wow new cute toodlers, and gorgeous house you have yourself there too.
Cant wait to see more.

And love your toodler playdate photos, always a joy.
The toddler play date is so much fun, isn't it? And so very adorable. Thank you for your nice words.
I'm really looking forward to seeing your Petals start out!

Okay, I am loving this from a lurker point. But spill one how you are getting the splashes to show up and I can't? *drums fingers*
Lol, I know how much you and I love our splashes! So disappointing that we can no longer get splash shots easily with the "C" key!!!
If you're on a PC, though, you can hold down the Windows key then, at the moment you want to capture, quickly press the PrtSc key.
Ugh, I often press the F12 or ScrLk key instead of PrtScr.  I'm sure we'll be seeing the return of splashes to your Knoxes!

Edited to add: So sorry, Shannon! The PrtSc thing is so new to me that I didn't explain it well.
I know you have figured this out already but for anyone else, images captured by the PrtScr key combo will be saved in your Pictures/Screenshots folder.

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (17 Sep update)
« Reply #105 on: September 19, 2019, 12:31:24 PM »
Okay, I am loving this from a lurker point. But spill one how you are getting the splashes to show up and I can't? *drums fingers*
Lol, I know how much you and I love our splashes! So disappointing that we can no longer get splash shots easily with the "C" key!!!
If you're on a PC, though, you can hold down the Windows key then, at the moment you want to capture, quickly press the PrtSc key.
Ugh, I often press the F12 or ScrLk key instead of PrtScr.  I'm sure we'll be seeing the return of splashes to your Knoxes!
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What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (19 Sep update)
« Reply #106 on: September 19, 2019, 12:55:35 PM »
2.9: The Dock of the Bay

Sunday, Week 9

With a jolt, I realize that today marks the first day of autumn.
I dash off to Desert Bloom Park, where I'd upgraded the Weather Machine a few weeks ago.
The season has been advanced to spring. Mwahahahaha!


Vicente had sheltered the entire garden, moving the spring plants to the front of the garden.
Even though I'd advanced the season before 5 am this morning, our plants still look horrible.
Oh well, the spring and all-season plants display as "in season."


Kaci Neal is not only a renown food critic but also my tenth good friend.


Vicente Pries, Father of the Year.


Vicente chats with Brise on the back porch.
And yes, we won that monstrosity on your left for our gold-medal toddler play date.


Fynn plays pirates with Vicente.
You wonder where I am? On the computer, of course, drumming up more followers.


Brise has the Pries hair, which reminds me that I must invite Papa over more often!


After the twins go to bed, Vicente and I head out to Rattlesnake Juice Bar.
As soon as we arrive, I update my status before I forget. 175 new followers!


Our plans tonight might be a little too ambitious.
We try combining my 10th community lot visit with a gold-medal Soulmates date.
Bear Night is not the best evening, however, for a romantic date…


Wave your hands in the air like you don't care!


He's just sittin' on the dock of the bay, wasting time.


The next morning, Papa phones Vicente and asks to come over.
Papa's feeling sad for some reason, but his good friend Vincente consoles him.


Vincente: Watch closely, Papa Erwin! This is how we chase away the blues in Selvadorada.
Erwin: Oh yeah, I'm feeling better already! What did you say is in these bubbles?


Wynn: Papa hangs out with us all day. After dinner, he helps us build a rocket ship.
By the way, it is absolutely criminal that toddlers can't interact with their grandparents!


Today is Thursday and I'm working from home for the second day in a row.
Our twins are still toddlers and I'm currently a Level 7 Account Executive.
So, what's the big rush?


Every toddler heir deserves, at the very least, either a bath shot or an airplane shot.


When Papa visits the next day, Vicente asks for help upgrading the rocket ship.
What a shock to learn that Vicente can ask Papa to mentor him in Rocket Science.
I guess Papa must have maxed that skill after I moved out.
Note to Watcher: Rocket Science can no longer be a unique skill.


Do cowplants reproduce?
This evening I notice that our cowplant has matured so I go to store it away.
Look, there on the ground! It spawned a cowberry!  Weirdness…


After I get home from work Friday, Vicente and I head for Selvadorada.
The twins maxed all their skills two days ago, so we leave them at home. Shocking, right?


Vicente and I have a good system for working through the temple.
He examines the first three traps while I excavate, then we switch tasks.


We return home just in time for the twins' birthday. Happy birthday, boys!


And here they are, my little gentlemen.
That's Fynn on your left and our heir Brise on your right.


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Move-out requirements:
📌 1. Career: Social Media/Public Relations 8 (9,418 followers)
     2. Unique skill: Vampire Lore 15/15
     3. Earned 10,000 satisfaction points: 10,000/10,000 sp
     4. Earned $10,000: $10,000/$10,000
     5. 10 good friends: 10/10 (including 2/2 non-human)
     6. 10 freelance gigs or odd jobs: 10/10
📌 7. 10 parties: 1/10
     8. 10 whims for 10 different emotions: 10/10 whims
     9. 10 different community lots for min. 2 hrs each: 10/10
📌10. 10-item collection: 0/10 Vampire Cures
   
Watcher's Notes
*Cowplant: I swear I didn't put that cowberry in front of the matured cow plant!
  It's the first time I've ever seen that. Just my game trolling me as usual?

*Age stages: Speaking of being trolled, the twins' toddler stage lasted 9 days and their child stage will last 14 days (based on their age bars).
  According to Carl's Guide, the usual lengths are 7 days and 13 days, respectively.
  Has anyone noticed this in their game? Their age bars and calendar birthdays match.

*I never knew that Rocket Science could be mentored. I guess all my heirs will be doing Nerd Brain now, lol.
  A real-life day later, I realized that Erwin maxed Rocket Science because Vincente had asked him to help build the rocket ship. D'oh!



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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (19 Sep update)
« Reply #107 on: September 19, 2019, 02:16:30 PM »
You made it through the toddler stage!And now you've got an extra day tagged on to the child stage? UGH. The last thing we need is extra days. The boys are very cute, though.

I didn't know that rocket science was added as a mentorable skill. I know that with fishing a Sim that doesn't have level 10 can sometimes mentor. In one of my tournament practice runs, Bjorn Bjergsen was able to mentor my my Level 0 Sim, even though I think Bjorn starts out at Level 3. I haven't tested that to any real degree, but once my Sim reached Level 4 Bjorn couldn't mentor her. So, Erwin may or may not have Level 10 Rocket Science Skill. The only way to know for sure is to invite him back over when Vicente has Level 9 and see if Erwin can still mentor. For the purposes of the challenge, I agree that it's best to make rocket science a shared skill since you can't definitively say whether Erwin has maxed it.

Too bad about the garden. Unfortunately, it's probably going to take a week (give or take) before your plants are green again if you're playing 28 day seasons. I hate the brown plants, too. So ugly!

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (19 Sep update)
« Reply #108 on: September 19, 2019, 02:27:59 PM »
When Wynn moved out, Erwin's Rocket Science level was 9.5. He didn't even do a single space mission.
Vicente had already maxed Rocket Science at the time he saw the "Ask Erwin to mentor" option.
Since Erwin seemed to be mentoring Vicente (albeit unnecessarily), I took it to mean that Erwin had maxed Rocket Science, too.

I hope you will have the chance to experiment with rocket science mentoring, too.
It might be another instance of my game trolling me. *sighs

Oh, nice! I was worried that I would have to deal with a brown garden for the rest of my dynasty! Thank you!

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« Reply #109 on: September 19, 2019, 02:54:43 PM »
Hmm. It's weird that Erwin could "mentor" a Sim with a maxed skill. I think when they added more mentorable skills the implementation was a bit wonky.

It might be best to advance the season on Saturday going forward. Protecting your garden plants will keep them green (usually) but when I sent you that PM I wasn't thinking about landscape plants and plants out in the world. It probably wasn't noticeable before since your first world was Oasis Springs.

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (19 Sep update)
« Reply #110 on: September 20, 2019, 01:48:47 AM »
Aw, the boys were such cute toddlers. It’s hard to tell with kids but Brise looks a lot like Wynn and Erwin to me, it’ll be interesting to see how long the founder’s looks last. Out of curiosity, why is Wynn’s unique skill going to be vampire lore? Or is that something that will be revealed later in the story?

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (19 Sep update)
« Reply #111 on: September 20, 2019, 02:09:50 AM »
@Meg
Brise isn't as droopy-eyed as Wynn had been, but I'm thankful that the red hair has been passed on!
Wynn's unique skill has everything to do with her collection and nothing at all to do with any narrative elements.
No plans to play any vampires in my Power of Ten dynasty. ;)

I plan to skip the dark, gloomy town of Forgotten Hollow altogether, so Vampire Lore isn't tied to the 10 towns I plan for my dynasty households to live in.



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What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (21 Sep update)
« Reply #112 on: September 21, 2019, 09:37:34 PM »
2.10: My Evil Twin

Sunday, Week 10

Our next heir, Brise Pries, striding seriously off to scouts.
In German, Brise is pronounced as two syllables.
But we all just pronounce it like "breeze."


Papa has invited the four of us over to his place.
Can you believe it's already 8 pm here in Oasis Springs?
Still so sunny, still so green!


Brise and Fynn started Social Butterfly this afternoon after school.
How perfect that they can befriend three of my siblings.

Oh, I have to remember to make Fynn quit his part-time job as a teen.
Look at Zoe! 9 days from her adult birthday and she still flips burgers!!


While everyone else is socializing, I go on my five space missions for Nerd Brain.
Everyone's shocked that the Green Man gives me a UFO Plant on my very first mission.
I remember that Mama and Zoe both made dozens of missions in search of that plant.


Three days have passed since I advanced the season from fall to spring.
Our in-season plants and flora around the Spice Market are slowly greening again.


The next morning, Vicente returns to Papa's house to take a Bird of Paradise cutting.
He says it looked as if he took a cutting but none appeared in his inventory.
Returning home, he spends $20,000 on rare seed packets and finally gets a Bird of Paradise.

Oh, that means Vicente and I have completed The Curator!


The other day, we saw our nanny busking in front of Skye Fitness Gym.
That's why Vicente decides to ask Omar to mentor him in guitar.


I did it! Today I earn my final promotion to Level 10 Spin Doctor!
Since my Represent perk gives a job performance boost, I'm going to keep working.
But I'll quit a few days before Brise's young adult birthday.


Entering our home, I confirm that Sister Zoe is a bonafide hussy!
Who stands that close to listen to someone playing guitar?
She's practically rubbing up against Vicente's back! Hmmpph!


Once our sons have befriended Zoe for Social Butterly, she is soooo outta here!


I thought you might enjoy seeing how my other siblings have grown.
That's creative Mathew and hotheaded Mark (center), with art-loving Stella.
All three have Papa's droopy eyes, but Mark resembles Papa the most.


For comparison, here are Brise (left) and Fynn (right).
Surely, nobody would mistake all five of them as siblings, right?
Seeing them all side by side, our boys don't have droopy eyes at all. :(


I'm off today so Vicente and I set up a patio for hosting the parties.
Yes, I've stolen papa's ideas for an outdoor patio and guest bathrooms.
But, hey, we have this fantastic view of the bay!


Our plan is to throw a few quick parties while the twins are finishing up Rambunctious Scamp.
We earn gold for both a Dinner Party and Black & White Bash.

But we almost fail the second party. Why aren't our black & white socials working?
Aha, it's because we've been doing some socializing with Zoe who isn't an invited guest!
She's our hired entertainer who never touches the brand-new piano we bought for this party.
Typical Zoe!


I give her another chance and hire her to entertain at our house party.
Again, she's a total slacker!
Intercepting Zoe on her way to sit next to Vicente, I ask her to leave. So there!


Zoe's behavior has me so upset that I don't notice Vicente's hysteria right away.
I tell Vicente to calm himself down at a mirror, but it's too late.


When the Grim Reaper arrives, I give him a Death Flower and beg for Vicente's life.
What are the chances that Vicente will be spared?


Will wonders never cease? My beloved Vicente breathes once more!

I quickly ask Papa about his day to complete our last party goal and earn another gold medal.
Sheesh!


Vicente feels fine, he says, so we all head over to the Spice Festival in the evening.
I fail the Spice Challenge miserably, but Vicente and both our sons ace it.
Vicente's Selvadoradan blood must flow in the boys' veins!


Later that night, first Brise then Fynn become Llamacorn Scouts.
I have them both quit right away so we can make family plans this weekend.


Brunch at Chez Sul Sul to celebrate Brise and Fynn completing all four aspirations plus scouts.


At Desert Bloom Park, Vicente surprises Papa by summoning some elementals.
They aren't happy with Vicente at all.
I gather it's hard to win the elementals' approval without living in Sulani.


No partying tonight, folks.
We're all still recovering from Vicente's near-death experience.
After spending a few hours working on skills, we all hit the sack early.


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Move-out requirements: 8/10
      1. Career: Social Media/Public Relations 10
      2. Unique skill: Vampire Lore 15/15
      3. Earned 10,000 satisfaction points: 10,000/10,000 sp
      4. Earned $10,000: $10,000/$10,000
      5. 10 good friends: 10/10 (including 2/2 non-human)
      6. 10 freelance gigs or odd jobs: 10/10
📌  7. 10 parties: 5/10 (Toddler play date, dinner party, black/white bash, house party, kava party)
      8. 10 whims for 10 different emotions: 10/10 whims
      9. 10 different community lots for min. 2 hrs each: 10/10
📌10. 10-item collection: 0/10 Vampire Cures

Watcher's Remarks
*This is the first time I've ever had a sim use a death flower to plead Grim for a dying sim's life.
  Is there a 100% chance of success with a death flower? Or did we just get lucky?
*Going forward, I will be much more vigilant after completing a "Tell Jokes" party task.
*Guess what happens in the next update? Teenagers!

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (21 Sep update)
« Reply #113 on: September 21, 2019, 09:49:18 PM »
Wow, what a crazy update! I'm glad you were able to save Vicente. Wynn is just flying through her requirements and the boys are such high achievers. My kids generally finish 2 aspirations and Scouts. I can't be bothered to do more than that.
I usually do the "tell jokes" with three different Sims both telling and hearing. I've been burned more than once by hysteria. This update kind of gave me flashbacks. :)

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (21 Sep update)
« Reply #114 on: September 21, 2019, 10:09:06 PM »
The party task was just to tell two jokes, so I had Wynn and Vicente each tell one joke.
Probably, Vicente's conversation partner decided to be funny back. I almost missed noticing Vicente was hysterical.
As soon as he clicked on the Calm self down interaction, I heard that ominous music that announces impending death. So nerve-wracking!!!
That's when I paused the game, googled how to plead for death, and learned about giving Grim a death flower...

And yeah, I hate that sims at their happiest moments are most at risk of dying from hysteria.

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« Reply #115 on: September 23, 2019, 03:45:49 AM »
Close call with Vicente, I’m glad pleading with grim worked. I’m surprised to hear hysteria is such a common death, I’ve never had a problem with it before even with comedian sims. Brise and Fynn are doing well, as is Wynn. The bits about Zoe make me laugh! She’s probably resentful that Wynn is so successful and she’s still living at home and making fast food.

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (21 Sep update)
« Reply #116 on: September 23, 2019, 06:04:59 PM »
Close call with Vicente, I’m glad pleading with grim worked. I’m surprised to hear hysteria is such a common death, I’ve never had a problem with it before even with comedian sims. Brise and Fynn are doing well, as is Wynn. The bits about Zoe make me laugh! She’s probably resentful that Wynn is so successful and she’s still living at home and making fast food.
@Meg
I've lost two sims in different multi-generation challenges to death by hysteria; they both had the goofball trait and died on their wedding night.
Perhaps I should wait until the kids become teens to throw parties since teens can't die from emotional excess.
Haha, Zoe is always hanging around Vicente if they're both on the same lot. I don't know why.

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What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (23 Sep update)
« Reply #117 on: September 23, 2019, 06:26:13 PM »
2.11: Curses and Blessings

Sunday, Week 11

Our next heir, Brise, is no longer BFFs with his brother.


When Fynn enters a Bear phase, we join him in solidarity.
As you've surely guessed, I'm the sexy purple bear.


With nothing else to do, Brise plays with his doctor kit.
But he claims that becoming a doctor isn't his life dream.


Party time! That handsome man behind me is my brother Mark.
On the other hand, can anyone guess at Fynn's costume? I haven't a clue.


Vicente is Mr. Wonderful: he is both bartender and caterer!
But, for some reason, we never changed for the kava party.

Ugh, we struggle to complete the kava toast task until the next morning.


Another dinner party, with fingers crossed for no hysteria-inducing party tasks.
How sad to see that Uncle Erwin is an elder now.


Since Vicente and I can both teleport, we want to return to Selvadorada.
We arrive Thursday morning, thinking to stay until Saturday afternoon.


The boys don't seem to be enjoying themselves much.
Fynn, especially, often gets tense due to lack of fun.


After breakfast, Vicente and I visit the marketplace for exploration supplies.
So this is how the boys entertain themselves while we're gone?
No fishing?


Vicente has been marked for death by electrocution twice during our trip.
Both times, he's cursed after finding a rare treasure in a chest.
Both times, he immediately returns to Madre Cosecha to have the curse lifted.
He's been terribly unlucky lately.


Back home, all of the extended family comes to celebrate the twins' birthday.
Well, except Zoe, because why would I invite her?


Right after their makeovers, Blessings of Ancient Joy spread to each boy.
I initially caught this blessing during my first temple exploration with Vicente.
Just think, the boys were only toddlers then!


Teenagers and their phones!
Don't you think Brise looks a lot like Vicente?
It doesn't help that Watcher unintentionally gave Brise the same facial hair.



Sunday, Week 12

We spend most of Sunday preparing Brise for his future role as heir.
After the boys read a few skill books, they ask us to mentor them.
Handiness is always, well, so handy.


Brise: Basically, Mama only waited to throw a spooky party so we'd carve the pumpkins.
Fynn: Hurry and finish your pumpkin, bro, so we can make merry.
Brise: Why? There's nobody here our age except our uncles and Auntie Stella.


Thanks to the boys' grudging support, my tenth party is a resounding success!
All I have left now is my collection, which I'll wait and do just before Brise leaves.


By the way, remember how my garden and Spice Market all turned brown a while ago?
After a week, our in-season plants and local flora turned green again.
But our out-of-season plants remained withered for an additional week.


Brise returns from school suffering from a mood swing on Tuesday.
The twins' new job as retail employees starts this evening.
His very sad mood will definitely affect his job performance!


As expected, Brise takes a day longer than Fynn to max his retail job.
I hope they remember to leave for work in the right mood!


Brise: Just 10 more days until we're young adults and I can move out!
Fynn: After you move out, are you gonna shun me like Mama shuns Auntie Zoe?
Brise: Are you gonna constantly hit on my future wife like Auntie Zoe does with Papa?
Fynn: Of course not!
Brise: Then we're good, bro.


Coming next: Brise moves out!


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« Reply #118 on: September 24, 2019, 12:23:44 PM »
Ah, now for the looonnngggg teen stage. How did you summon Elementals without the Child of the Islands trait? Is it because of the Kava Party?

I'm very impressed by your garden. Do you try to complete the plant collection in every household?

The boys are looking great. :)

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Re: What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (23 Sep update)
« Reply #119 on: September 24, 2019, 01:07:04 PM »
Wynn's spouse Vicente has the Child of the Islands trait.
Before Seasons, the garden was my go-to collection for The Curator. Haha, two generations have now failed to complete the Egg collection.
Maybe I just need to schedule more holidays?

10 more sim-days until Brise can move out. I can't wait!

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What Pries Glory? A Power of Ten Dynasty (26 Sep)
« Reply #120 on: September 26, 2019, 12:14:49 AM »
2.12: Night Moves

Thursday, Week 12

Brise: Explain again why we need to max a second part-time job?
Fynn: So I can finish Renaissance Sim before you move out.
Brise: Oh yeah, then you'll be a supersim with all kinds of reward traits!

Fynn: Right. I just hope Watcher remembers that I have to quit this job before you move.
Brise: Let's quit as soon as we max it!


Wynn: A friend tells me she saw Vicente dancing the rumbasim this morning.
He's so good about looking after everything while the rest of us are out.
He must get bored here in San Myshuno. It's so different from his hometown of Selvadorada.

Anyway, I'm glad he's found a constructive way of having fun.


My parents visit quite often these days.
It's hard to watch them grow older, yet we can't wait for our twins' next birthday.


We celebrate the boys' maxing their Fast Food jobs this evening with a late dinner at Shimuzu.
Look at Papa and my brother Mark! They're like two peas in a pod!


After dinner, Vicente asks us travel with him to the Willow Creek Art Museum.
He recently created a few Angry and Sad paintings, which he wants to display there.



Sunday, Week 13

Vicente's summoned the elementals again.
Brise is trying to have a private conversation with his BFF, Arihi.
The male elemental (his name's Nuihaur), however, sticks close by her side.

Calvary to the rescue!


Vicente's a little embarrassed to use a romantic social on Nuihaur.
But Brise insists that Vicente must ask Nuihaur, not Arihi.
Biting the bullet for our son's sake, Vicente asks Nuihaur if he's single.

Yup, he is! So why did Arihi burst out in tears?


On Monday, while Fynn and I hold down the fort, Vicente takes Brise to Selvadorada.
Brise has already picked out his future bride.
He just doesn't know how he wants to start out his generation.


Brise: If I want to ask Arihi to move in after I move out, my third trait has to be Child of the Oceans so I can summon her.
To have a different third trait, Papa needs to summon her then I can move her in with us.
But if she moves into the San Myshuno house, then no bridal dowry.

Aargh, my head hurts just thinking about it!


Brise: Why are you learning Wellness so much faster than me?
Fynn: Erm, because you have a few bonus traits but no store-bought reward traits.


Wynn: On Wednesday, I quit my job and begin preparing to craft my collection.
By Thursday afternoon, I'm all done.


Voila, my collection of vampire cures! It's worth $135,000.


We take two short trips to Selvadorada.
Brise needs to defend against two natural disasters, but has only encountered one.


We rush home early Friday, but the boys decide to skip their last day of school.
Fine with us.


Wynn: No, Mama. It's not happening. I have no wish to reconcile with my twin Zoe!
She flirts with my husband, sabotages my parties…why would I want to see her?


Mia: But Wynn, Zoe is right across the street this very moment. She's dying to see you!
Wynn: Hah! Dying to see Vicente, more like it!


Wynn: I can't believe Watcher didn't get us a gaming console until the day before Brise moves out!
Vicente: To be fair, you hadn't finished your collection yet, dear.
Erwin: Whatever, you two! Mia and I never got one of these!


I hope we have a little girl this time.


I really thought I'd be able to complete the City Posters collection in time.
Still missing one poster, dagnabbit!


The entire extended family (except Zoe) travels to Ohan'Ali Beach in Sulani to kill time until evening.
Oh, look! There's that infamous bait kiosk!


After night falls, we head to Desert Bloom Park to kill yet more time.
Papa, Brise, and I build the rocket ship, while Vicente and Fynn upgrade other stuff.



Sunday, Week 14

Happy birthday, boys!
Brise gains Perfectionist as his third trait.
(Angling Ace is just a placeholder aspiration until he moves out.)


Arihi and Brise are BFFs with a full 100% friendship bar.
Still, Brise can't ask her to move in for a few hours.


All of us gasp when we see Arihi's bridal dowry. $45,000!?
Don't worry, Brise! You two will earn that and more in no time!


Arihi: Wow, this place is so beautiful! This is all so exciting!
Brise (whispers): Watcher, Arihi has super traits but could you give her a makeover? Like, soon?

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Re: Power of 10: 2.12. Night Moves (26 Sep)
« Reply #121 on: September 26, 2019, 11:58:13 AM »
Wow, when you see them all together in the moving picture it really shows how much Brise looks like his dad. I winced for you when I saw how much money Arihi had, but it can be fun to start with nothing as well. Congratulations to Wynn on finishing, and good luck to Brise! Here’s to hoping he won’t have to shun his sibling as well!

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Re: Power of 10: 2.12. Night Moves (26 Sep)
« Reply #122 on: September 30, 2019, 07:31:09 AM »
Wow, when you see them all together in the moving picture it really shows how much Brise looks like his dad. I winced for you when I saw how much money Arihi had, but it can be fun to start with nothing as well. Congratulations to Wynn on finishing, and good luck to Brise! Here’s to hoping he won’t have to shun his sibling as well!

Yes, I was also surprised by their close resemblance as well. Fynn looks alot like his father, too, except for his mouth.
Thank you for the well wishes. Brise's brother Fynn has been on his best behavior!

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Power of 10: 3.13. Wind in the Willow(s) (26 Sep)
« Reply #123 on: September 30, 2019, 07:53:51 AM »
3.13: Wind in the Willow(s)

Sunday, Week 14

Brise: You've probably already guessed that we are living in Willow Creek.
With a name like Brise, I was supposed to move to Windenburg. *sighs

We start out modestly; our future home costs $6,000 for an unfurnished shell.
The first thing we need to do, however, is get Arihi to a dresser and a mirror!


When Arihi gets a new wardrobe, I also change my hot-weather outfit.
Don't I make a good match now for my elemental partner?
Now I'm off to the flea market while Watchette continues with Arihi's makeover.


We're on our way to our second date at Perfect Balance Spa.
Apparently, Watchette only changed Arihi's skintone, hair color, and hair style.
She also did Arihi's makeup.
From pasty elemental to va-va-va-voom in a blink of the eye!


We have no bed to call our own, so we improvise.
We might have tried for baby in the sauna.


Arihi suddenly becomes consumed with the desire to put a ring on it.
Naturally, I accept her proposal.


Next stop, Central Park in Myshuno Meadows.
While I bake a white cake, Arihi prepares the Banquetia Plateau (buffet table) and Fountain of Mirth.
The Banquetia Plateau's a life-saver when one lacks a kitchen or one's caterer flakes out.


Til death do us part.
I initially considered our relationship a mere marriage of convenience.
But I've gradually fallen under Arihi's spell.


Our wedding party earns a gold medal! Yay!
Once the reception ends, Arihi runs off to take her pregnancy test.
(Nobody understands why the nanny showed up in his bathrobe.)


I was quite confused when Arihi emerged from the bathroom to head straight for the bar.
Doesn't she have big news to share with me?
Does that mean she isn't pregnant after all?
Strangely, she waits to throw her "Eating for Two" confetti after seating herself at the bar.


Despite the darkness, I build the shell of our future home.
First, I decide on the floor plans then add the roofing.
Next, I knock out two of the second-floor walls to lower the cost to $6,000.


Brise: Don't you think it's kinda cheesy to buy Connections then join and quit most of the careers?
I can join the Politician career at Level 3, so I don't need Connections.
Arihi: We have no floor or wall coverings, while the nursery doesn't have walls yet.
And don't even get me started on the many furnishings we still need to buy!

Brise: Okay, I get it. I'm phoning, I'm phoning!


You're probably thinking, gentle readers, that this is just another screenshot!
But no! This captures the monumental instant when I choose my political platform.
My cause shall be "World United"!


Since Arihi is a perfectionist, too, she becomes a Writer to help with income.
Mama comes over to mentor Arihi in writing and she looks huuuuuge!

Meanwhile, I buy and open various types of seed packets.
The rest of the family, who'd arrived with Mama, help me plant and water my seeds.


I'm surprised that Paka'a Uha is still alive.
Everyone else who was a young adult during the first generation passed away long ago.
Well, except for my grandparents, who were drinking age-away serums at the time.
Anyway, this mermaid is my second non-human good friend.


Brise: C'mon, Arihi! Give me your vote! I just need one more for my next promotion!
Arihi: Are you sure that's legit? I'm your wife, after all.
Brise: It's absolutely fine. I got my first vote from my father. Tell her, Papa.


Yep, that's right. You see three bassinets.
Arihi doesn't even have the Fertility trait, but she did get a fertility massage this evening.
From your left, our next heir Beatrix is named after Beatrix Potter.
Helen (center) was born next, followed by Bunny (your right).


Two days later, we receive the girls' birthday notices while we're at the Spice Festival.
Our heir Beatrix (center) and Bunny (left) both have Arihi's copper-colored locks.
My darker red hair has only passed on to Helen. I wonder what these colors are actually called.

Anyway, all three girls are adorable.
I'll be in big trouble if they all grow up looking like their mother.


Initially, I was shocked to hear Watchette's news about her plans for me in Willow Creek.
I'd be living in a Queen Anne style house, she said, befitting my career and the neighborhood.

Afraid that I'd get stuck in one of those frilly, pastel Victorian homes, I started researching.
Here's the photo I used as inspiration for my house. I especially like the somber colors.


Publishing books and selling garden crops have greatly helped with our home-improvement efforts.
We're basically done with our home's façade, though the sides and back still need windows.

On the second floor, the only furnished room is our bedroom. We're getting there!


While our house looks like a Queen Anne on the outside, we do whatever we want indoors.
Neither Arihi nor I appreciate the stuffy, ornate look of Victorian décor.
In the kitchen, for example, we simply matched all the décor to our favorite wallpaper (on the right).
Looks weird, we know, but we like it.


Pretty much non-stop action all week!
To be honest, I'd been worried about moving to an unfamiliar place with a woman I barely know.
But Arihi and I get along really well (not to mention she's gorgeous), I love my new job, and...triplets!

Brother Fynn tells me that Mama gave birth this week, too.
I'm looking forward to meeting my new sibling(s?).


Coming next: A toddler party no doubt plus other toddler spam...

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Move-out requirements:  2/10
    1. Career: Politician 6 (Public Official)
    2. Unique skill: Guitar 5/10
✔️3. Earned 10,000 satisfaction points: 10,000/10,000 sp
✔️4. Earned $10,000: $10,000/$10,000
    5. 10 good friends: 6/10 (including 2/2 non-human)
    6. 10 odd jobs: 4/10
    7. 10 parties: 1/10 (Wedding party)
    8. 10 whims for 10 different emotions: 8/10 whims
    9. 10 different community lots for min. 2 hrs each: 6/10
   10. 10-item collection: 0/10

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Re: Power of 10: 3.13. Wind in the Willow(s) (30 Sep update)
« Reply #124 on: September 30, 2019, 12:05:31 PM »
Your game loves to give you triplets! But they are gorgeous little girls. Can't wait to see them as they get older. That house looks amazing ^^ I really like the kitchen.