Author Topic: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty--updated 10 March: COMPLETED!  (Read 8437 times)


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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 03:03:56 PM »
NOTE: My brain equated unoccupied with "empty." I decided to restart. It's no big deal because there are always things I want to do differently anyway!



Do you recognize me? My name is Catalina Lynx. Catalina? Yes. You see, some time back some Watcher person made over almost all of the premade Sims and she really liked the way a certain Sim turned out. She didn't want to play that Sim though, because CATS. So, I guess I am her twin or doppleganger. My traits and aspiration were changed, because Animal Lover means PETS, which apparently are banned in this Watcher's game. So, I am now a nature loving Sim and a genius? Okay. LOL.

Edited to add: (Note: Pets are not banned for the challenge. I just don't enjoy playing them, so they're banned for me. You do you, though!)

End of Week 1 stats:

Traits: Loves Outdoors, Family Oriented, Genius
Lot: Sporting Space (Brindleton Bay)
Spouse:
Children:
Move-out requirements:
1. Career: Gardener (3/10)
2. Unique skill: Gardening (8/10)
3. Earned 10k satisfaction points: 9610/10,000
4. Earned $10,000: $10,000/$10,000
5. 10 good friends: 2/10  Nonhuman 0/2
6. 10 freelance gigs or odd jobs: 4/10
7. 10 parties: 0/10
8. 10 whims for 10 different emotions: 10/10
9. 10 different community lots for min. 2 hrs each: 10/10
10. 10-item collection:




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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of 10 Dynasty
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 03:32:31 PM »
Wow, Catalina looks gorgeous and she's gotten so much done already!  In just a week!?
Didn't take her long to visit Granite Falls, did it? ;)
Haha, our founders are both redheads with green eyes!

So looking forward to how you play this. You are one of the smartest simmers I know!

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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2019, 05:40:48 PM »
Some pics from my week 1 restart! It actually worked out well. Trying to do Outdoor Enthusiast was becoming kind of frantic. I needed to pull back and narrow my focus and I'm much happier with how the redo is turning out.

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Magnolia Promenade is the best fishing spot for dragon fruit.

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Obligatory garden shot. All catnip in the front because it's a year-round crop. Dragon fruit under the shelter.

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It seems that cats and dogs can get along.

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Of course, Joaquin didn't bring in any money since we had to leave Sergio behind, but they were able to build a modest little house anyway.

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A romantic dinner at Shimuzu (a much better restaurant by Maxis than the ones that shipped with Dine Out) and a proposal. Reader, she said yes!

End of Week 1 stats:

Traits: Loves Outdoors, Family Oriented, Genius
Lot: Sporting Space (Brindleton Bay)
Spouse:
Children:
Move-out requirements:
1. Career: Gardener (3/10)
2. Unique skill: Gardening (8/10)
3. Earned 10k satisfaction points: 9610/10,000
4. Earned $10,000: $10,000/$10,000
5. 10 good friends: 2/10  Nonhuman 0/2
6. 10 freelance gigs or odd jobs: 4/10
7. 10 parties: 0/10
8. 10 whims for 10 different emotions: 10/10
9. 10 different community lots for min. 2 hrs each: 10/10
10. 10-item collection:

A note on earning $10,000. I was at around $5000 when Catalina went fishing on Deadgrass Island. She fished up a gold bar worth over 6K!

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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 06:07:19 PM »
Interesting remark about catnip--I tend to opt for Sage because toddlers can eat it to get happy. Oooh, I see many dragonfruit sprouting in the background!
Thank you for the smoochy screenshots of Catalina and Joaquin. How did they meet? Was he hanging around the dog park or the general neighborhood?

Dang, you've already completed 3 out of 10 requirements and are sim-hours away from finishing two more.
What incredible luck with the gold brick; I didn't even know that was a thing. Is that a Deadgrass thing?
Curiously, my founder also dated at Shimizu then built a yellow house, LOL! Great minds think alike?

And now I can't wait to meet their offspring! Great story and awesome strategizing.


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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty--updated 9/1/19
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2019, 06:27:14 PM »
Thanks, oshizu!

Catalina met Joaquin at The Blue Velvet when she was doing one of her community lot visits. They hit it off immediately. I only wish he didn't have that pesky Goofball trait!

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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty--updated 9/1/19
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2019, 06:38:55 PM »
Thanks, oshizu!

Catalina met Joaquin at The Blue Velvet when she was doing one of her community lot visits. They hit it off immediately. I only wish he didn't have that pesky Goofball trait!

Gah, I hate that trait, too! Goofball sims are so  prone to hysteria. :(

By the way, where is Catalina's adorable dress from? I've never seen it before? Get Famous? (I've disabled that pack....)



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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty--updated 9/1/19
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2019, 06:51:37 PM »
Thanks, oshizu!

Catalina met Joaquin at The Blue Velvet when she was doing one of her community lot visits. They hit it off immediately. I only wish he didn't have that pesky Goofball trait!

Gah, I hate that trait, too! Goofball sims are so  prone to hysteria. :(

By the way, where is Catalina's adorable dress from? I've never seen it before? Get Famous? (I've disabled that pack....)

It's formal wear from the Strangerville pack. :)

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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty--updated 9/1/19
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2019, 08:28:45 PM »
It's formal wear from the Strangerville pack. :)

Thank you for the tip! I guess I never saw it because there's nowhere to wear formal outfits in Strangerville. :D

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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty--updated 9/1/19
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2019, 09:48:50 PM »
Pets aren't banned. We let the heirs take them when they move, so why would they be banned? Congrats on the gold bar -- I didn't know that was something you could get. And Joaquin has great kids. Look forward to seeing his and Catalina's.

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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty--updated 9/1/19
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2019, 10:01:38 PM »
@MarianT

Pets are banned in my game. I guess I should have been more clear on that!

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Bonus, sneak preview pic. About those bird pics. There's a bush behind the Sporting Space lot that stray cats and dogs go into. When they come out, they sometimes leave a pile of feathers. I am one picture away from completing the collection without actually owning a dog or cat. I'm sure some of you already know this, but since I pretty much never play in Brindleton Bay, this was new to me. I knew about the feathers/pictures, but I didn’t know you could get them from strays. My Sim just walks out and collects the feathers off the ground. Sweet!

Also, I am loving this little family. They're so cute!

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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty--updated 9/1/19
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2019, 12:25:18 AM »
Wow!  Thanks for the tip re:bird feathers. I just also picked them up.  Hard to find that way.  Joaquin, (are we still calling him Walking the Dog?), makes really cute nooboo and he is a great dad.  Can't wait to see what you do next.  You are really zooming along.
What?  Grannies can't play games?
I speak perfect Nooblik, (and some Simlish)!

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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty--updated 9/1/19
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2019, 03:11:37 AM »
Hahaha, your sneak preview screenshot is such a tease!
When I saw the bird pictures, I immediately thought: "Wow, she got a cat!"

Thanks for sharing that tip about the potty bush!
And your little toddler has such a cute expression on his face....

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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty--updated 9/1/19
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2019, 07:33:51 AM »
Ohh Catalina, what a pretty sim. Good luck with the dynasty.

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Re: Lynx in the Chain: A Power of Ten Dynasty--updated 9/1/19
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2019, 08:44:32 AM »
Thans, @LenaLJ  It’s a lot of fun. Of course, I’d love it if you found the time to jump in!

 

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