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The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 05:28:39 AM »
Opportunities for completion by multiple heirs
Primary School - Stinky Bugs
Secondary School - After-School Employment
LTRs for multiple heirs -

Family Statistics
Generations
One - Scarlet Shayde Immortal Monday, Week 7
Lifetime Wish: Alchemy Artisan
Maxed Career: Self Employed Alchemist, joined Law Enforcement Career
Supermaxed Skill: Alchemy, also maxed gardening
Building and Property: Fortune Telling Wagon (Building); Summer Hill Springs (Level 3) (Property)
Lifetime Rewards: Fireproof Homestead, Magic Hands, Flying Vacuum
Best Friends: Kaylynn Langarak, Parker Langarak, Ethan Shayde (nee Bunch), Conner Frio, Mortimer Goth, Sky Shayde
Black Ops: Alchemic Mastery, Perfect Produce, Uncommonly Good, To Fashionably Protect & Serve, Outstandingly Rare, Excellent Veggies
Museum Pieces: YA - Portrait, Photograph, Sculpture; A - Portrait, Photograph, Sculpture; E - Portrait, Photograph, Sculpture.
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Two - Sky Shayde (Adult)
Lifetime Wish: Renaissance Sim
Maxed Career: SE Sculptor
Supermaxed Skill: Sculpting also maxed Photography, Painting
Building and Property: Vault of Antiquity (Building), 28 hour Wellness Gym (Property)
Lifetime Rewards: Artisan Crafter, Extra Creative, Teleporter
Best Friends: Cobolt Shayde (nee Crumplebottom), Scarlet Shayde, ?, ?, ?, ?
Black Ops: Larger than Necessary Doorstop, Sims on Ice, Oh Scrap, French Photos, Working the Late Shift, Nectar Emergency
Museum Pieces: T - Portrait, Photograph, Sculpture; C - Portrait, Photograph, Sculpture; T - Portrait, Photograph, Sculpture; YA - Portrait, Photograph, Sculpture; A - Portrait, Photograph, Sculpture ; E - .
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Three - Sage Shayde (Toddler)
Lifetime Wish: ?
Maxed Career: ?
Supermaxed Skill: ?
Building and Property: ?, ?
Lifetime Rewards: ?, ?, ?
Best Friends: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?
Black Ops: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?
Museum Pieces: T - Portrait, Photograph, Sculpture; C - ; T - ; YA - ; A - ; E -

Four -

Five -

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2020, 06:38:06 AM »
Family Stats
Spouses, Helpers & Others

Generation 1 Spouse - Ethan Shayde (nee Bunch) (Elder)

Generation 2 Spouse - Cobolt Crumplebottom (Young Adult)

Generation 3 Spouse - Vejay Langerak (Child)

Helpers
Kaylynn Langerak
- Assostamt Museum Curator (Sculptor/Painter/Photographer)
- Live in Maid
- Mother of Generation 3 Spouse
- Career woman (Culinary)

Mortimer Goth
- I felt sorry for him - Cordelia died before Gunthor this game :(
- Rockstar God

Dearly Departed
Agnes Crumplebottom
- Museum Curator
- Chef
- Mother of Generation 2 Spouse

Parker Langerak
- Angler
- Gardener
- DNA Flinger (aka Master Romancer aka Dirty Old Man)
- Potentially Grandfather of Generation 4 Spouse

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2020, 07:47:26 AM »
Scarlet Shayde is our founder. she's a witch and our alchemy super maxer in terms of both skill, career and life time wish. She achieved all three before she became an adult.

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She befriended Agnes Crumplebottom who was not a witch but did get around town via broom

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and who replaced the basic black with yellow and turned her hand to painting, sculpting, photographing, cooking and writing.

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Using her crafted elixirs, Scarlet went out and made a bunch of friends ...

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One of whom was much more than just friends ...

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... and became Mr Ethan Shayde.

Two more helpers - Parker and Kaylynn Langerak - joined the household,

Parker took to fishing and to getting friendly with the ladies around town -

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While Kaylynn worked hard on getting an A in school so she could graduate well and be a very qualified sculptor, painter and photographer.

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She succeeded in becoming class valedictorian and after a visit to the household's brain enhancement machine, picked up a fifth trait.

Firstly Scarlet, and then Agnes fell pregnant and gave birth to nooboos.

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Scarlet gave birth to Sky and Agnes gave birth to Cobolt and the ladies around town visited by Parker fell pregnant as well.

All of this and Scarlet isn't even yet an adult.

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2020, 08:38:14 AM »
My only complaint about alchemy is that it goes by too fast, but that's probably good for a founder. Plus you're not distracted for toddler training.
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 01:35:17 PM »
Yay, finally it got under way. Been checking back like a hundred times :)
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2020, 03:39:26 PM »
It's always good to have a new dynasty to read. I like Scarlet's look, that hair!



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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2020, 12:49:57 AM »
My only complaint about alchemy is that it goes by too fast, but that's probably good for a founder. Plus you're not distracted for toddler training.

Entirely my aim with the founder's skill - something easy and fast that can be done before kids are born.

Yay, finally it got under way. Been checking back like a hundred times :)

I knew that if I was going to get it underway, I needed to at least post the starting thread for it. This way hopefully I can continue on with it. I'm playing it during the week and posting to the story on the weekends.

It's always good to have a new dynasty to read. I like Scarlet's look, that hair!
Hope I don't disappoint! The hair, oh yes, I liked that design, I just use a variety of different colours on the four settings we're allowed to adjust, and use the advanced colour picked thing they provide.

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2020, 01:57:59 AM »
Best of luck with this. I wish alchemy had more opportunities available, but otherwise it's a great skill for a founder and provides so much assistance for future generations.

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2020, 05:10:23 AM »
Best of luck with this. I wish alchemy had more opportunities available, but otherwise it's a great skill for a founder and provides so much assistance for future generations.

Thanks KRae.



Sky had her birthday and became a toddler!
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Later on, she'd have a change in clothes, but here she is ... she has the pointed ears of her mother.
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Scarlet taught Sky to walk ...
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and potty ...
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Kaylnn took over the duties when it came to learning to talk ...
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Until Sky got tuckered out ...
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And went beddy byes.
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Scarlet and Ethan likewise were sleeping
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We got a new member of the household, which showed us what two of their 'unknown special seeds' were, methinks.
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While Parker Langerak just continued to fish away day and night ... handing over the perfect fishes that were caught over to Cobolt for safe keeping
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Next up ... continuing toddler life, a new job and a special new 'friend' for Parker.

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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2020, 06:16:30 AM »
On waking up, Sky went and posed for her photograph!
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Sky then went to potty all by herself, cause she's a big girl.
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Before sitting with dadda Ethan "Dadda has to call Nana" "Dadda call Nana"
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and mumma Scarlet "Who loves Sky?" "Mumma Scarlet love Sky!"
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to learn how to talk. Ethan sat down with Sky to read about painting with her ...
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Parker had sons and daughters with ladies around the Valley, but beyond taking part in the male part of the process1, had never seen any of his offspring, so he snuck in hugs and cuddles with Cobolt whenever he could ...
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Scarlet has been offered 2 opportunities, the first one was the alchemic mastery opportunity, which she completed easily, the next one was the extreme life insurance opportunity, which was due to be completed on Saturday week 3. By Saturday morning, the deathflower bush was in the 'growing' stage - which goes to show how spoilt I have been with the swift grow stations. So that opp was cancelled and Scarlet got a rabbithole job.
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Please welcome Officer Krupke, I mean Officer Shayde.
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Then the birthdays, two in one day! Firstly Ethan took Cobolt to his cake so he could become a toddler ...
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Then Scarlet made her way to her own cake to become a full adult and instantly entered a midlife crisis2 ...
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The one brought on by the game, not the life time reward, of course. :)

Makeovers for the kids up next.

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1 By 'male part of the process' I mean visiting the potential mother, throwing a Jar of Potent Friendship at her, then taking her for a tour of one of the locations around the value that allows tours, and getting friendly in the appropriate location 2 or 3 or 4 times before strutting around. He's got four kids so far with four different mothers, the fifth one hasn't had a production yet ... so he's moved onto number six. He has three sons and a daughter (a toddler and 3 nooboos), and he hasn't seen any of them. Too bad Erin Kennedy became an elder before he could befriend her.

2 In picture 10, you'll see the cake and the slice of cake on the table behind the celebrants. Sky aged up to toddler on Friday week 3. Scarlet and Cobolt on Saturday week 3. I kind of left Scarlet and Cobolt until early evening, as I wanted Scarlet to get her new job first and her to be in her uniform at her birthday. So, I literally had them do the birthday for Cobolt, waited for sparkles etc to go, and went in to move cake for the Scarlet birthday. Kaylynn had already picked up her slice, but none of the others had, so I paused, moved the cake, set up the new one and threw the second party. I think it was just on 7pm game time that they had the party. :D

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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2020, 10:30:07 PM »
All caught up :)

I always love reading your stories, because you do things in your own unique way, and Aggie always features :)
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2020, 10:29:20 PM »
Thanks Nindigo :)

Not a story update as such, just an author update.

It is a long weekend here in Queensland this weekend. Unlike most other states, it isn't Labour Day, but rather the Queen's Birthday.

In any case I am at the beach in Redcliffe...
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And had dinner on my first night at Yabbey Road,
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where they encourage all to 'give peas a chance', remind us that 'all you need is cod', that they are open '8 days a week', that if you order from them you won't have 'a hard day's night' and that all fish is served with a side of lennon.

I'll be back to the Shaydes next week. :)

My apologies for forcing you to stand on your heads/your side to see them the right way around.

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Re: The Shayde Family - Parker's efforts
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2020, 06:06:20 PM »
Parker Langerak has been very productive!

He has so far
- caught enough fish to present his own private aquarium - too bad that wasn't his life time wish
- grown enough perfect plants for his own perfect garden - too bad that wasn't his life time wish
- woohooed in more than five different locations with more than five different ladies around Sunset Valley to become a Master Romancer - and that is his life time wish!

He took the friendship potions made by Scarlet and flung them at the ladies who swooned into his arms and then took them for tours of the town hall, the theatre, the military base, and two of the supernatural rabbitholes. But he was so dedicated to his role that he didn't stop there ... he went back to the town theatre for several one night only 'return engagements'.

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The first of the ladies he chose to be with was Emma Hatch, and the game still recognises the two of them as being in a relationship. The above shows all the ladies he's successfully had babies with, he is best friends with all these ladies. Claire Ursine's daughter is now in high school so Sandi would either be in high school or out of high school now a swell. There are a couple he tried for baby with that don't seem to have worked out for him.

So yeah, when they get older a lot more pictures for children of original townies will be included :P

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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2020, 06:43:09 PM »
Congrats to Parker and your hard work. At least some of those pairings are things we've never seen before or maybe even again.

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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2020, 11:27:54 PM »
The vacation was very safe. My housekeys wanted a longer stay, you know what house keys are like. They got caught up in the sheets, so I had to rush up the Monday afternoon to pick them up.

In other news, 'unborn baby Ursine' has almost finished high school, so Parker is about to leave the realm of 'toyboy' and enter the world of 'dirty old man'.

Also Cobolt wanted to go home after school with a new classmate - Vicente Hatch, who yes, is one of Parker's brood.

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Thankfully, I know which is which because of the hair colours - Cobolt is next to the window. I think the friendship struck up because they have the same extraordinary taste in clothes.

Some of Parker's baby mothers have started to die, as has Judy Bunch.

Also, some of the females when they've aged - Darlene Bunch, unborn baby Ursine, Parker's daughter, Maria - are aging up without any hair; not sure what's going on there. Mortimer and Bella's daughter is still nooboo stage, so I can't see if that includes her or not.

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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2020, 02:33:36 AM »
Glad you had a good time in Queensland. How fitting for the Queen's Birthday :)

Parker is going to love being a dirty old man! Congrats to him on completing his LTW.

I recall UBU (unborn baby Ursine) having aged up bald in a game of mine as well.

Sandi French also pulled that trick on me one time. I guess that goes well with Sam Sekemoto, if one pairs these two.

Am I right in remembering that you don't use mods? How do you go about getting Sims together around town?
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2020, 05:48:53 PM »
Am I right in remembering that you don't use mods? How do you go about getting Sims together around town?

That's correct, I don't use mods.

This game I knew I wanted Aggie in my household (well every game in Sunset Valley, I want Aggie in my household), I also decided I wanted a Bunch as my founder, Scarlet's hubby. I went with Ethan because he was older than Arlo. With Scarlet being a witch and supermaxing alchemy, she could brew friendship and potent friendship potions and toss them at people around town. She threw them at Ethan Bunch and Parker Langerak so I could track their progress towards becoming Young Adults. Once each became YAs, Scarlet went to meet them and ask them to join her household. In the case of Parker, she asked him to bring his sister, Kaylnn along as well.

So at this stage, the household consisted of:
- my founder, Scarlet;
- her original best friend, Aggie;
- her husband and best friend, Ethan;
- her new best friend, Parker;
and
- Parker's sister, Kaylynn.

Duties were as follows
- Scarlet: Alchemy and Gardening, Magical upgrade of items, shopping for potions and ingredients from alchemy consignment store and best camera from the general consignment store;
- Aggie: Painting, Sculpting, Photography, Writing, Cooking (extensive use of brain enhancement machines), mother of Generation 2 spouse;
- Ethan: Child care; Charisma, assistance with Gardening, father of Generation 2, Child Care;
- Parker: Angler, Gardener, DNA flinger; Potentially Grandfather of Generation 3 spouse and
- Kaylynn: Trainee Painter, Sculptor and Photographer, Child care provider, Cleaning services.

Once Aggie got her 25 ice sculptures done, she sculpted Scarlet, and learnt photography from the book, then photographed buildings around town to help get it to 10 so she could use the best setting/size on the best camera.

While around town she met Connor Frio and the two immediately fell madly in love, a potent friendship potion sealed his fate and he went home with her.

By this time Scarlet had fallen pregnant (after 3 or 4 attempts), and it was the next morning by the time Aggie and Connor were successful.

In time Scarlet gave birth to Generation 2 (Sky) and Aggie gave birth to the Generation 2 spouse (Cobolt) and they had 10 sim days ahead of them of crying, pottying and learning to talk/walk/potty - when I say no store content, I mean no store content.

Then Aggie got the message her dear sister, Cornelia had died, and she didn't want her nephew to live in that house with no one but his father for company, so she invited a young adult Mortimer over, best friended him with a potion and asked him to move in. He did so and invited his best friend in all the world, one Bella Bachelor over for a sleep over. Like his aunt, they spent a lot of time going into and out of the all in one bathrooms. He then asked her to spend the night and they investigated the plumbing in the all in one bathrooms extensively. By morning either the fumes of the all in one bathroom were getting to her, or she was eating for two, as she kept on running to a all in one bathroom by her own choice. Oh and they became engaged as well.

Romances in the household as at Tuesday week 5
- Honorourable mention: Mortimer Goth and Bella Bachelor: 5 days
- 3rd place: Agnes Crumplebottom and Connor Frio: 16 days
- 2nd place: Scarlet and Ethan Shayde: 17 days
- 1st place: Parker Langerak and Emma Hatch: 18 days
Despite Parker's antics with the ladies around town, he has yet to be classed as 'cheating' with any of the other ladies. Even though he's been friendly with a number of other ladies.

Current household breakdown of tasks
- Aggie Crumplebottom (elder) just called on to do museum pieces in the main, also trying to supermax painting. She's spending as much time as possible with Cobolt (and Sky).
- Scarlet Shayde (adult) left the career of the self employed alchemist and joined the ranks of law enforcement to pick up needed black ops. She's trying to stock up on bee wax so she can create more potent friendship potions, doing magical upgrades of things around the house and assisting in the garden.
- Parker Langerak (adult) waiting for Tiffanie Ursine to become a Young Adult; spends his days fishing and gardening - he is trying to catch a perfect every type of homeworld fish.
- Ethan Shayde (young adult) has level 10 charisma and is about half way through the Politics career (he is the mayor). Being leader of the free world is his LTW. Also spending time with Cobolt to tell him what being a spouse entails and with Sky to keep her away from the paint easels.
- Kaylynn Langerak (young adult) has made her 25th ice sculpture, and is now working on supermaxing sculpting while at the same time learning photography. Really, her life consists of sculpting, using the brain enhancement machine, eating, sleeping and using an all in one.
- Mortimer Goth (young adult) - wants to be a rockstar and is at level 3 career and level 9 guitar skill. I do have to keep him away from the sculpting stations, He also spends time with his cousin, Cobolt.
- Sky Shayde (child) - getting an A in school, meeting Parker's kids at school, playing on the family's playground, keeping away from the paint easels.
- Cobolt Crumplebottom (child) - getting an A in school, meeting Parker's kids at school, playing on the family's playground, building sandcastles in the sandpit.

Some pictures.
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Scarlet and Aggie (I made over Aggie for her elder years)
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Scarlet, Ethan and Sky Shayde
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Sky Shayde and Cobolt Crumplebottom

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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2020, 08:59:10 PM »
Thank you so much for explaining in depth. A lot of planning is needed, I see. You do a great job of it :)

It's really neat that making nooboos in public venues sort of gets "overlooked" when the game checks for fidelity.

Very convenient indeed for dear Parker :P
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« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2020, 05:36:23 PM »
Thank you Nindigo ... and wonderful news for the dirty old man Parker - Unborn baby Ursine (aka Tiffanie) is finally out of high school and is ripe to visit the theatre with him as the following shows :)
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Also, Claire has just died ... seems like Parker should go over and 'console' Tiffanie and express the thought to her that it would be a shame if there was no continuation of her noble name

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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2020, 11:38:50 PM »
Let's continue their 'official' story, shall we?

When we last left, Sky and Cobolt were children, playing with toys ...
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and in the family's playground in the backyard
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and celebrating Aggie becoming an elder
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Aggie: No celebrations here ... you promised me, NO GREY!!!!
Dek: Ok, Aggie, no grey ... but I didn't promise ...
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NO HAT!
Actually, I think the hat adds something to her

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Sky and Cobolt went to school together, and made new friends, most of whom were the sons and daughters of Parker Langerak.

I can see the picture now:

Teacher: Ok class, we're going to do family trees today about your parents are. Maria Alto, you are up first
Maria: Well, I'm Maria Alto. My mother is Holly Alto, and her parents were Vita and Nick Alto. My dad is Parker Langerak and ...
Vincente: No way!
Teacher: Be quiet, Vincente Hatch, It is Maria's turn, you'll have your turn soon
Vincente: But ...
Teacher: Go on Maria.
Maria: Yes, well dad has a sister, my Aunt Kaylynn and their ...
*Crash*
Teacher: Sergio, pick that up, and keep quiet
Sergio: Guess our mothers shared more than their friendships, Maria!
Teacher: Sergio Hart! Keep quiet! Maria, ignore them, please, keep going!
Maria: Yes, Sir, Parker and Kaylynn's parents are Dustin and Illiana Langerak and Illiana has a sister called ...
Deshuan: Zelda Mae. Mae was Illiana's surname before Illiana and Dustin got married.
Teacher: Deshuan Kimura! This is Maria's turn! I want you, Sergio Hart and Vincente Hatch to report to the Principal's office AT ONCE!
All three: Yes Ma'am!
*Outside room*
The three boys look at each other, fist bump and say in unison: Literal Bros
Parker would have a lot child support to pay ... guess its good that Aggie found herself a dusty old lamp ....


But childhood comes to an end ...
and firstly Sky
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and then Cobolt
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Aged to teens with A's in Primary School ...
not to worry, they were both made over into a better fitting colour scheme and Cobolt wore a hat. Trembling slightly, Cobolt asked her to be his date to the Prom ... he didn't want to ask Maria Alto ... given the way that Parker was, he wasn't sure he wanted Sky to be asked by any of Parker's offspring!
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She let him sweat it out for a few moments and said, "well ok, I wasn't going to go, but as you asked, I'll go with you, just don't stalk me afterwards or anything." Not the most promising response, perhaps, maybe Scarlet hasn't given her the "Immortal Dynasty Heir Talk yet."
He responded in usual style and asked for a pillow fight, a proposal she readily agreed to!
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Let the feathers fly!

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« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2020, 03:38:24 AM »
Despite Parker's best efforts, Tiffanie Ursine has so far ignored his advances.

Here's his current family tree with kid names and some clarity around mothers ...
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In other news of a Romantic kind, I don't think that Sky was very serious about the don't stalk me after the prom line to Cobolt because Tuesday morning of week 6, they both got up early and Cobolt ran in out of the sprinklers to where Sky was painting and did this ...
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and then this ...
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and then felt rather self conscience about it all
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Sky decided he was taking too long, afterall the bus was coming at 8 and it was 7:30 ... so she went in for the kiss and they kissed and ....
the watcher missed that shot.
So Cobolt gave her flowers and she swooned and ...
the watcher missed that shot.
Then Cobolt asked her to go steady and she accepted and ...
The watcher thinks this was that ...
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Then Scarlet called out "kids, School! And don't let me hear you were caught kissing at school!"
And Parker also spoke, saying, "ask me if you want the best secret make out spots where the teachers never know to look!"
And Ethan and Kaylynn called out, "Parker! Don't!"
And Agnes said grumpily, "you kids be quiet, some of us elders want to sleep."
And Mortimer said, "and I'm not long back from my latest rock and roll gig, shush!"
So the teens changed into their everyday clothes and ran for the bus ...
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And Sky said, "sure Watcher, you catch THAT shot!" and sat next to each other on the bus, not quite holding hands, but not exactly drawing away from each other ...
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And Cobolt said, "yeah, and THAT shot!"

So with the young lovebirds safely on their way to school, having each completed a high school based op over night, let's look at the prep in the household for the ambrosia ...
Aggie mastered cooking, purchased "Bookshop bargainer" and bought 2 copies of all the recipe books and 1 copy of all the bait books. She gave all the bait books to Parker and settled down in the library for a long reading session.

Parker had already caught death fish at the graveyard enough for their home pond, so then stocked that and also stocked it with angelfish and catfish for the future immortal angler.
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Parker also collected various special seeds from places around the valley, which he and Scarlet planted and cared for and hoped would become lifeplants. Some did, others became Death Flowers, money trees, plasma fruit bushes, fire bushes, and other rare plants.
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Aggie brain machined her way to the almost completon of her LTW of Illustrious Author, pausing only for a wish enhancement potion before achieving it in order to purchase the family a replicator which was magically upgraded by Scarlet. Aggie then proceeded to make the ambrosia to the bowl stage ... before replicating it ...
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And then sent it down to Scarlet's museum room for storage.
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11 screen shots, not 10 this time ... I'm still within the limit allowed for these story posts, aren't I?

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2020, 08:47:40 AM »
The picture limit is 25 so the Shaydes can have some truly epic tomes ;) (I mean for a super secret project it carries me for 2,000-2,500 words)

Is Ursine girl partnered? In case we wanna think about a future third pollinator. But Parker is nothing but a completionist. I'd like a dynasty helper with even half his prowess in a lot of things.
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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2020, 10:17:09 AM »
The picture limit is 25 so the Shaydes can have some truly epic tomes ;) (I mean for a super secret project it carries me for 2,000-2,500 words)

Is Ursine girl partnered? In case we wanna think about a future third pollinator. But Parker is nothing but a completionist. I'd like a dynasty helper with even half his prowess in a lot of things.

No, she's single.


Actually, she's just given birth to a son with Parker, so he keeps on helping the dynasty :)

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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2020, 10:25:42 AM »
Wow finally!
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« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2020, 01:46:16 AM »
Parker has just gotten together with a best friend ... Madison Von Watson. She refused to tour places around town with him, but she was happy to go home with him where there are several magical baby making facilities ... I mean all in one outhouses. Dirty old man Parker Langerak now has an *ahem* naughty reputation. Good going, Parker :)

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Little boy Ursine has the name Isidro, so he's the gift of Isis.

Kaylnn saw her big brother run through the house giggling and Madison running through just after him, laughing as well, and she shook her head sadly, so more than likely Parker's sister reported on him to the rumour mill ... just because she can't do anything even if she had a romantic interest ...

Siblings are fun :)

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« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2020, 11:14:21 AM »
Scarlet, Sky...  Are all of the Shaydes going to have colour names beginning with S?

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2020, 05:19:25 PM »
Scarlet, Sky...  Are all of the Shaydes going to have colour names beginning with S?

That is the plan at the moment ... really depends on what hues/shades/tones/whatevers of other colours I can find that start with an 'S'. Oh look what a quick online search gave me: https://colorful.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_colors_starting_with_S

And yes, there is a fandom out there for colours ... Guess my future cook will be called Sausage;
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« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2020, 01:34:10 PM »
 ;) ;D

I managed to come up with a dynasty's-worth unaided (while falling asleep last night - sad or what?)  That is an impressively long list, though, even if some of them are ridiculous  :).

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« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2020, 04:15:01 PM »
I love the idea of Kaylynn being over Parker's escapades to the point of public shame.

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« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2020, 06:36:25 PM »
I love the idea of Kaylynn being over Parker's escapades to the point of public shame.

I know, right ... in the background she has her own romance bubbling away, but sadly she can't have any products from it until someone (almost has to be Aggie) dies ... but if she does that ... Sky and Cobolt would have to wait until either Parker or Ethan dies to bring in Generation 3 :(

(Yes, I've done this to myself AGAIN!)

;) ;D

I managed to come up with a dynasty's-worth unaided (while falling asleep last night - sad or what?)  That is an impressively long list, though, even if some of them are ridiculous  :).

Spongebob yellow/blue/whatever .. I mean, yeah :)

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Re: The Shayde Family - Scarlet Shayde Immortal
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2020, 05:42:07 PM »
On Sunday week 7, Scarlet woke early. It was her elder birthday. Aggie had baked her a cake the night before and she admired it this morning as she waited for the household to gather.
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Parker was out fishing at the science lab. He was currently trying to catch perfect vampire and robot fish.
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Aggie had her boyfriend, Connor over last night, and a couple of nights earlier, Mortimer had Bella over. Bella had now gone home, but all the others, including Connor were here. The others were:
  • Sky and Sky's boyfriend, Cobolt;
  • Aggie and Connor, the parents of Cobolt;
  • Aggie's nephew, Mortimer, the boyfriend of Bella Bachelor and the father of two daughters;
  • Kaylynn Langerak, the long suffering sister of Parker;
  • and Scarlet's husband, best friend, confidant and soul mate, Ethan.
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Scarlet felt truly blessed to have all those she truly loved around her celebrating this final step of her immortality. That she would live forever was something she accepted. That most everyone she loved would die was something she found hard to accept, but she understood the necessity of it. That she would have to go grey ...
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well that was something she would never accept! She might have to put up with a sore back, winkles and no muscle tone, but her name was Scarlet, darn it, not Slate, and even though she lost none of her powers
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She wanted to be a red head for eternity!
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Between them, Aggie and Kaylnn added her elder pieces to her museum room
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and a final check of her requirements ensured everything was in place, especially her best friends. So she approached the replicator ...
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got her first plate of ambrosia ...
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and ate it on Monday morning of week 7.
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After she washed the plate (she didn't want anyone else to accidentally lick the plate clean and become immortal and wreck the attempt (and yes, that's happened in the past - this time, no slobs, but who knows what the game might toss my way) she relaxed in a rocking chair and was joined by Ethan.
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Her requirements for immortality were all met, but she still had goals to achieve. She was level 8 of the Special Agent Law Enforcement Career, and level 9 of the Gardening Skill, after all ... and she had 6 grand children, great grand children, and many time great grand children to cuddle, snuggle and teach, after all, and no doubt the occasional elixir to brew. Not to mention the funerals of dear friends and loved ones to attend.
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She would get through it, of that she had no doubt, but would her heart? THAT was doubtful.

One - Scarlet Shayde Immortal Monday, Week 7
Lifestate: Witch
Traits: Proper, Night Owl, Loves the Outdoors, Gatherer, Bookworm (Honorary Technology Degree Trait: Computer Whiz)
Favourites: Classical Music, Autumn Salad, ScarletRed
Spouse: Ethan Shayde (Bunch)
Lifetime Wish: Alchemy Artisan
Maxed Career: Self Employed Alchemist, joined Law Enforcement Career
Supermaxed Skill: Alchemy, also level 9 gardening
Building and Property: Fortune Telling Wagon (Building); Summer Hill Springs (Level 3) (Property)
Lifetime Rewards: Fireproof Homestead, Magic Hands, Flying Vacuum
Best Friends: Kaylynn Langarak, Parker Langarak, Ethan Shayde (nee Bunch), Conner Frio, Mortimer Goth, Sky Shayde*
Black Ops: Alchemic Mastery, Perfect Produce, Uncommonly Good, To Fashionably Protect & Serve, Outstandingly Rare, Excellent Veggies
Museum Pieces: YA - Portrait, Photograph, Sculpture; A - Portrait, Photograph, Sculpture; E - Portrait, Photograph, Sculpture
* She was also best friend with her partner from the police force, Blair Wainwright, and her original best friend, Aggie. She also had a quite a few potent best friends ready to be thrown in case something unfortunate happened and multiple best friends dropped out.

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2020, 10:19:04 PM »
Congrats to Scarlet - or rather, an ambivalent congrats. Even though they aren't my Sims, I find it difficult to read about them having to die ;D

And congrats to you, Deklitch. It must leave you with a sense of accomplishment. I can understand your fear of a Sim ruining things by licking a plate of Ambrosia.

Better safe than sorry.

Maybe you will do as Pam did and revive all the deceased Sims in the end when the challenge is completed :)
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Re: The Shayde Family - Welcome to the House
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2020, 02:04:28 AM »
Thank you Hazlenut and Nindigo, so very happy to have Scarlet under my belt.

Anyway, it has occurred to me, I haven't really given an overview of the house as yet ... so let's do that right now ... I call it ...

Welcome to the House. (inspired loosely by the Canadian Musical, Come from Away, particularly its opening and closing songs.


Agnes (v/o):
On an rocky outcrop near a valley, there is a lighthouse.

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The lighthouse

The lighthouse shines a light for all to see over a nearby valley,

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The Valley

And in the valley, there is a town called Sunset Valley,
Sunset Valley has
Scarlet: A two person police station;
Ethan: A town hall;
Cobolt: A combined primary/secondary school;
Mortimer: A small theatre;
Kaylynn: An eatery;
Sky: A Spa;
Parker A graveyard with fishing spot;
Aggie: It's a relatively small place, and thanks to Parker's efforts with the ladies of the valley, most everyone in town is somehow related to everyone else.
In Sunset Valley at the top of Summer Hill Court between the feuding Alto and Landgraab families, there is a house, and that is where we live!

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The Shaydes house

Mortimer: When you enter through the front door
You will see
Kaylynn: easels,
Sky: cots,
Aggie: and rocking chairs,
Scarlet: And my vacuums for transport;

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Entry Room

Parker: Through the glass doors at the rear you will find our fruit and vege patch
But don't be afraid of the laser doors to the left and right
Ethan: The lasers are for show and just part of the glass;
All: Welcome to the House

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Sculpting stations

Aggie: If you go through the left door you'll find where I spent my younger days;
Going from station to station, oh my life was just a haze,
Breaking for the toilet in case my butt caught a light;
Now we do our best to keep Sky out day and night.
All (except Sky): Sky's not the sculptor, no she's not our sculptor,
Sky's not the scultpor, no she's not our sculptor
Sky's not the scultpor, no she's not our sculptor
Sky's not the scultpor, no she's not our sculptor
Sky: Please can't I try to be the sculptor?
Everyone else: No!

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Scarlet's 'lair' aka Alchemy lab

Scarlet: Next on the tour is the place I call my lair,
Here i mix elixirs and store death flowers over there;
And hand out invigorating potions so we don't have to sleep;
Except for nooboos and toddlers who pee and eat and sleep.
All: We never sleep , no we never sleep,
We never sleep, no we never sleep,
We never sleep, no we never sleep,
Unless the Watcher wants a break then he'll send us off to bed.

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Kitchen/meals/birthday cake area

Kaylynn: I am the second sculptor, and paint and photograph with flare,
But I came along to clean and wash and cook and provide lots of childcare,
I really don't mind, but there are puddles down below,
So I grumble and I stamp my foot and put on quite a show,

Parker: Yes she grumbles and stamps her foot and puts on quite a show.
Kaylynn: Shut up Parker, I'm still upset I can't do more than kiss with Miraj in the shadows

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Kaylynn and Miraj

While you got to romance Blair, Emma, Tiffanie (Ursine), Morganna, Madison, Justine, Darlene, Holly, Bebe, Jamie, River, Sandi and Tori all around the valley
Parker: I introduced the two of you, but can we go on with the tour?

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Parker introducing Kaylynn and Miraj

Moving on from the kitchen and the table where we eat,
Along with the smaller table for the birthdays; once or twice a week,
We see the eventual immortal bedrooms with double beds in each one,
And all in ones and a dresser. this is where they'll keep their memories.

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The immortal bedrooms

All: The rooms will have coloured lights, they'll all have coloured lights;
Matching the immortal's name, yes the light's match the immortal's name;
On the room of each room will be memories, from their life some memories;
Awards, Presents and certificates, to help tell Shayde stories.

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The Teen Bedroom

Sky/Cobolt: Off the main bedrooms there are ones for kids and teens;
As we grow up we move a room of toys to a room of desks,
In time we'll move on in to the room of blue
And bring in a future sim, hopefully not one but two ...
All (except Sky/Cobolt): No fertility treatment for either one, no nor procreation potion;
No childhood music radio, or kids tv shows;
We need to make sure they only give a birth to one;
Kaylnn: I'll have a baby too if it'll help ...
All others: NO!

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Two floors of immortal museum

Mortimer: Down in the basement where none of us been to yet,
Is the immortal museum, colour coded by each Shayde,
With all in ones, computers and appliances broken through neglect,
Waiting to be repaired by the future handy Shayde.

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Non-immortal resting place

Ethan: Going up the spiral to the floor up above,
For all of us 'cept for Scarlet and Sky
Aggie: My sculpture, photo and portrait are up there,
So I'll leave a part of me behind when I ...

Ethan: and I
Parker: and I
Mortimer: and I
Kaylynn: and I
Cobolt: and I

Sky/Scarlet: are just some of the 50 Shaydes
All: Who'll die

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The backyard open aired museum item studio

Mortimer: Down into our backyard, overlooking the sea
All: and the lighthouse
Mortimer: Is the Shayde's open aired museum item studio
So the portraits of immortals can have the sea
All: and the lighthouse
Mortimer: In the background. The dollhouse is there
For toddlers to play with while their portrait with the sea
All: And the lighthouse
Mortimer: In the background

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Backyard playground

Sky/Cobolt: When we were younger we used to play
Parker: Where?
Sky/Cobolt: On our family playground each and every day
Parker: Cool
Sky/Cobolt: But now we're so much older and play no more
Parker; You're still kids
Sky/Cobolt: We're almost through high school, and will soon be at work
Parker: You're still kids

Aggie V/O: Yes, there is a lighthouse overlooking that valley, and in that valley there is a house, and in that house there is a family named Shayde, and regardless of our surname, we are all Shaydes and we say

All: Welcome to the ...
Welcome to the ...
Welcome to the ...
Welcome to the ...
Welcome to the ...
Welcome to the ...
Welcome to the ...
Welcome to the ...
House!

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2020, 04:40:58 AM »
MIRAJ!!! *catapults, hits ceiling, splays out on the floor*

*slowly picks up herself* I'm very sorry... I tend to get very emotional around Miraj *blushes fiercely*


An immortal dynasty is such an undertaking. No wonder that it seems to spiral towards a funnyhouse ;D
You poor Watcher, Deklitch. (J/K) You are doing a wonderful job and I absolutely love your quirky nature!

I also love your practical approach to the design of the house, and find the overall theme of simplicity very appealing.

That's usually a thing that sets male players apart from females:
It has to be functional before it looks pretty. I can so relate - never was a typical woman when it came to that (either).

I wish more male players would post their stories and whatnot. It's always a nice change of pace.

Keep up the good work, Mister Deklitch! I'm reading :)
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2020, 02:40:37 PM »
I'm another function first female. Congrats on your first immortal, Dek! Today is my 69th birthday and I'm wondering if I should crack out the face paint and hair dye.


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« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2020, 05:14:52 PM »
Happy birthday @KRae ... my Canadian tour guide back in the day would describe people having birthdays as turning 21 with experience. Go with purple, that would suit you, I think KRae

@Nindigo I'm always sad that I never quite fit Miraj into my stories ... so I did this time ... thinking of you and your 'Alvi life' story. Parker does love his little sister and doesn't want her to be unhappy, so may be developing a sweet tooth in 5/6 days time.

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« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2020, 05:33:58 PM »
@Deklitch Much love from me to you <3

I hope to see piccies of any and all babes they might go and have :)

But be careful with that plant, I've heard it can put Sims out for good. Or perhaps that is your hope?

(And happy birthday, KRae)
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2020, 08:16:25 PM »
An update to this part of the big musical number in my last Shayde family story post:

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All (except Sky): Sky's not the sculptor, no she's not our sculptor,
Sky's not the scultpor, no she's not our sculptor
Sky's not the scultpor, no she's not our sculptor
Sky's not the scultpor, no she's not our sculptor
Sky: Please can't I try to be the sculptor?
Everyone else: No!

Sky: Well I'm gonna do it anyway!
She somehow got herself to level 4 sculpting (I think she spent more time in the sandpit as a kid than I realised) and so I'm going with her wishes instead of my plan for her. Just like Gardening won't be a uniquesupermax (Scarlet Shayde is level 9 and 99/100's of the way to maxing it).
Hopefully she (and Cobolt) will be the last of the Shaydes that need to sculpt all those sculptures, she'll do the descendants and Cobolt will do her after Aggie *sob* and Kaylynn *cry* go with Grim.

@Nindigo Of course I'm not hoping for that outcome for any elder sim who is a non targeted immortal in my household. I can't help it if they develop a sweet tooth though, in their elder years can I? I mean, it would be unkind of me not to let them satisfy their sweet tooth after a long life of doing things for the household. I'm not a nasty watcher after all!  8) LOL

I have had a sim (Cornelia Goth) die of jellybean bush eating once she ate one and then died. At that stage I wasn't aware that it (death by jellybean eating) was an option and it kind of surprised me. I asked if that was attempt over (it was an immortal dynasty) but was advised that it wasn't as it really was a random outcome, no less than the attempt in which Christopher Steel (who I thought was handy) was repairing a wall speaker in the home as an adult ... it turned out he WASN'T handy and died. (there was no water around) Back to jelly bean consumption, another Sim went through about 6 or 7 different options (1 twice) before getting the deadly jellybean. I'm not going to send elder sims who are a non targeted immortal in my household to the jellybean and have them eat jellybean after jellybean all afternoon or anything like that - Sims 3 doesn't seem to have Dentists...

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2020, 03:53:47 PM »
The sandpit is dangerous.  (Can't believe I said that.  Only in the Sims...)  I kept my immortals locked out of it.

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« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2020, 07:22:56 PM »
Because I'm a complete Nerd when it comes to statistics, and spreadsheets, I've got a spreadsheet on Museum pieces.
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AND if you're unlucky enough I'll be including charts as well. :D

Also, Parker got an invite to a party by Sandi French and took Kaylynn to it as well.

It turned out all the other guests (except for one) were all ladies. and the ladies were all the various mothers of the various babies Parker had. (Awkward).

It was not a pleasant party for Parker ... although he did get a new reputation out of it (thankfully, he no longer has a naughty reputation) unfortunately for him (and to the eternal shame of Kaylynn) ...

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(I mean, he did try to get frisky with Sandi while Emma, Holly and Madison were all in the room ...)

Kaylynn had other things on her mind at the time, when she discovered the male guest was Miraj.

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They snuck into a room and slammed the door after them on me as watcher, but I did catch the following shot of them ...

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Meanwhile, remember how I said Parker was trying to get frisky with Sandi? Well, the kept on rejecting him, and then THIS happened ...

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Apparently one of their former meetings at the theatre had more success than I thought.

Also, on her last night as a teen, (day before becoming a young adult), Sky begged her dad to take her for driving lesson. they started off calmly enough in the family's motive mobile ... but they got separated and well ...

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Woops ... Kaylynn was not happy and gave her a dressing down and grounded her, at about 10pm on the Thursday, on the Friday morning, Kaylynn relented and she went to school for her last day. In between end of school and the start of her shift at the day spa, Sky cancelled work, became a self-employed Sculptor and went to a friend's house - Elisha Wolff.

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Meanwhile, Cobolt had invited a school friend over to the Shayde house for the afternoon and evening - Colleen Wainwright, yes Blair and Parker's daughter.

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Sky had her birthday ...
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and became a young adult!
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before running off to the dresser to slip into a blue outfit and getting to work on her sculpting, under the tutiledge of Aggie.
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The next day was Saturday and it would be Cobolt's turn to become young adult.

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2020, 08:07:32 PM »
I loved updating my spreadsheet every gen too and regret not sharing it (maybe next time?). It's a pretty good value for where you are in the game! And it'll only get better. ;)
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2020, 03:25:14 AM »
I loved updating my spreadsheet every gen too and regret not sharing it (maybe next time?). It's a pretty good value for where you are in the game! And it'll only get better. ;)

Thanks @Trip next time? As in this year? Yes please, Trip :D

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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2020, 04:02:13 AM »
What a teaser you presented in the townie thread. Yes, I am stoked - will I become a grandma soon? ;D
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2020, 02:53:11 PM »
@Nindigo yes, I am a tease, aren't I? who knows, the answer to your question could well come in this entry ...


Saturday came and Cobolt was ready for his birthday.
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He dreamed after graduation he'd go somewhere hot with lots of sand.
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But first he'd need to regain his hair, hat and blue clothes ...
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And grow some body hair. (Went with Blue with touches of yellow for his colour scheme - Blue to help remember who he was married to and yellow because of Aggie and her love of yellow.
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And get reacquainted with Sky under the watchful eye of future rockstar and his cousin, Mortimer Goth.
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To keep the Shayde name going ... Sky got on one knee in front of Cobolt (and Scarlet) and proposed.
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Cobolt said "YES" and Sky put a ring on it.
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Cobolt - "Let's get changed into our formal clothes and get married."
Sky - "Sure, as long as mum can marry us."
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Cobolt - "In her swimwear, I hope, she still looks good in it."
Sky - "I had hoped you'd think that of me, not mum!"
Cobolt - "Of course i do! You have to get your hot looks from somewhere!"
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Scarlet - "Ok, I declared you two Mr and Mrs Shayde, can I now go and use the computer in my swimsuit?"
Sky/Cobolt - "Yeah, whatever."
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Cobolt you may now ...
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Oh never mind, you're doing it anyway, and don't need my permission ... let's leave those two, shall we, it looks like they need to get a room or a cold towel, or something.

Parker has recently earned me the Exercise in Fertility Achievement. He had twins with Sandi French which got him to 15.children ... but he's not stopping there!

It turns out that Holly Alto is still an adult, so Parker went and visited her ...
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and one thing led to another and the pipes in the downstairs shower needed checking by them ... together.
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Sunday was Graduation Day and the family went down to the town hall. Sky was Valedictorian, Both Sky and Cobolt Graduated with highest honours, Cobolt was nominated by his classmates to be 'most likely to write a best selling novel', while Sky was nominated to be 'most artistic' seems the painting/photography/sculpting future for Sky was the right call! Sadly, no pictures of the graduating class were taken.

Cobolt got his birthday wish and went somewhere hot with lots of sand - Egypt - with his lovely wife, Sky ...
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And 'dirty old man' Parker. Parker wanted to do some fishing - for crocodiles and mummy fish. He caught 10 of each and bought another expensive camera and the local recipe and fishing books.
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Sky and Cobolt did a couple of the missions on offer and another of the explorers explored in an unusual way.
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They returned home after that, and got there without any issues, thankfully. Ethan had to deliver home grown vegetables to his kid brother, Arlo, and caught up with him afterwards, and aksed how the family were coping with the deaths of Jack and Judy.
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Finally, after perfecting his 'dirty' credentials over so much time, Parker got the 'old' part of the equation down pat.
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After he had his 'elder' birthday and stood for his painting, sculpture and photo for the mortal museum, he developed a sweet tooth. As was the case with Aggie and Scarlet before him, he had no intention of being grey, so he got colour in his hair (and a hat). He tended to his sweet tooth thanks to a jelly bean plant, and turned blue as a result of eating its produce.
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Monday was a day off to compensate for the Sunday graduation, but Sky went to work as normal. She was obviously involved in a stakeout of a restaurant that day ...
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And she was called in to the sculpting studio ...
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"COME WITH ME, MORTAL ONE"

The household were all there, mourning around the ice sculpture that Aggie had been working on, and she departed with Colin, Grimm that is.
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"Well," Kaylynn said, looking at Sky and Cobolt.

The young newlyweds looked at each other and then at Kaylynn, and then laughed, "well what?"

"I was hoping that I could well ..."

"Supermax photography?" Sky said slyly.

"I think I can confidently say for the two of them, get Miraj over here," Parker told her, "you've done so much for this family, you deserve some happiness."

The door bell rang, Kaylynn ran to it and well this happened ...
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Mailwoman - "Get out of the way, kids these days"

And then from the theatre to the restaurant ... they strutted with pride ...
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And discussed Miraj's Alvi life and the name of the future grandchild of Nindigo and Iqba while eating outside ...
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2020, 03:24:32 PM »
In loving memory of
Agnes Crumplebottom
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Ultimate Paternal Grandmother of the Shayde family
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Mortal Museum Artiste
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Mortal Cooker of Ambrosia
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Provider of Seed Funding through car sales and dusty old lamps
Published Author
Lover of Connor Frio
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Mother of Cobolt Shayde (Nee Crumplebottom)
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Best Friend of Scarlet Shayde
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Teacher of the arts of Sculpting, Painting and Photography to Kaylynn Langerak, Sky Shayde, Cobolt Shayde and Mortimer Goth

You may have died at your sculpting station, but in our hearts you'll never die
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Scarlet, Ethan, Sky, Cobolt, Mortimer, Kaylynn and Parker

Rest in Peace Agnes the Godness
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2020, 05:45:31 PM »
Oh, Deklitch ;D

I'm wearing the biggest smile and want to celebrate, but at the same time my heart weeps for Aggie-darling.

Thank you kindly for the honorable mention, for inviting Miraj to live with your esteemed family, and for Aggie's lovely memorial <3

Does Parker plan on retiring from his escapades, I wonder, or will he continue to administer his special seed to the townswomen?

Cobolt is quite handsome, I find. Of course, Aggie/Connor is one of my favorite combos.

Congrats to both you, Sky and Cobolt - another milestone reached!
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2020, 10:41:37 AM »
Miraj is getting his dynasty day in the sun! Even if as a creepy old man in this one (or one under Siren's spell) Ah wait copy and paste from my comment on @fansidoodle's thread. He's just having good clean fun here.
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2020, 06:34:01 AM »
I was playing on Friday the 13th, when I became aware we had a visitor in the house ...
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Aggie returned from beyond., makes sense while I was playing that day she'd come back to see how the family was getting on.

Oh and as for dirty old man (DOM) Parker ...
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He got a butt fire from a jellybean
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He also got all glowy from a jellybean

He, and the rest of the family were invited to a party thrown by the (surprisingly still alive) Jack Bunch. So they all went
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Old people with canes (such as Morgana Wolff) and offspring of Parker's (such as one of Darlene's kids) were in attendance ...

It got too much for Parker
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So he went and found a couch to lie down on.

Mortimer had to leave early and go to work - you know what level 9 rock musicians are like - gigs at night, but the rest of the party stayed.
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Kaylynn was hoping that Miraj would be there, but he wasn't, so she got the lovebirds, Sky and Cobolt to touch her stomach, listen to her stomach and speak to her stomach - they would have much rather spent the time alone canoodling.

A member of Miraj's family was in attendance, however, VJ!
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Here he is talking with Morgana Wolff

The party host? He was in the kitchen, cooking spaghetti bolagnaise.
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While his grandson was in a room doing ... something
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Probably wondering who is this old man sleeping on a couch in the home.

Interestingly enough, Cobolt as the son of Aggie and Connor is the cousin of Tiffanie Ursine and the cousin of Mortimer Goth.
Sky as the daughter of Scarlet and Ethan Shayde (nee Bunch) is the cousin of the offspring of Parker Langerak and Darlene Bunch.
Mortimer and Bella Bachelor have three kids (2 girls, 1 boy) who will be cousins of the future offspring of Sky and Cobolt.
Kaylynn is pregnant with the child of Miraj Alvi who will be the cousin of the offspring of Parker Langerak and just about every female of childbearing age in Sunset Valley.
So, if Kaylynn/Miraj offspring marries the future offspring of Sky and Cobolt (once the space opens up for the 2nd birth) there'll be lots of cousins in law happening.
It does my head in thinking about it! I'll have to wait for a third space to open up and bring in Mortimer and Bella's son (to become the spouse of the offspring of Sky, Cobolt, Kaylynn and Miraj's offspring,) and see if I can bring that line of the Goth line into the tree. Or perhaps it would have to be the offspring of the son of Mortimer and Bella, due to the age gap.

Or maybe I should take it easy on myself and wait for them to die, but it is me, since when do I make things easy when I could make them difficult? <G>

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2020, 09:37:24 AM »
Yeah, it does require some math skill to run a whole town - I feel you ;D

But you have it much harder, as you play by rules. You could jot down some notes to help with a general overview?

I'm excited for Miraj and Kaylynn's baby, and I hope VJ behaved himself. And hi there, Aggie!

Admittedly, I love that everyone is a cousin of someone. Makes me not feel so alone in having a town who is one big family ;D
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« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2020, 10:46:24 AM »
As long as someone's cousin has children then the block on incest goes away. Call it small town shenanigans. ;) (so Heir #3 has all the Langeraks and Goths and even Darlene's kid available to them by default)
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley - A Full House
« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2020, 06:59:14 PM »
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Kaylynn, Miraj and VJ coming home ...

Wait, no that's not VJ, Uncle VJ has joined the rockband with Mortimer!

That's Vejay Langerak, Son of  Miraj and Kaylynn and grand daughter of Iqbal and @Nindigo and Dustin and Iliana.

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The other uncle, Parker nursing a nooboo in game for the first time.

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Then he went to France to catch frogs and crayfish and snails, pick grapes and find some location specific butterflies swim down the river in the middle of town.

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« Reply #54 on: November 19, 2020, 06:12:29 AM »
Time goes by so quickly with normal lifespan. Miraj appears to be an Adult already :o

Oh, well. Little Vejay (or is it Veejay?) will continue the Alvi bloodline. Being in a band seems like something Uncle VJ would enjoy and fit with.

VJ is commonly short for Video Jockey just as DJ is short for Disc Jockey, and RJ is short for Radio Jockey.

Bearing in mind that the promotional Sim, Magnus - who resembles VJ quite a bit - is a rockstar, maybe VJ is simply an extention of that same idea?

But anyway, thank you for the update. I had been hoping for one :P

Oh, and a disclaimer: I am of course not the Missus Alvi who walked out on VJ and Miraj - what kind of mother would do such a heartless thing just because of Iqbal?

Hmm...I suppose we can deduct from where VJ got his evil trait. Maybe she even hated children? Oh, my :-\

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« Reply #55 on: November 21, 2020, 07:44:48 PM »
@Nindigo of course you're not that Missus Alvi. I meant you're the grandma in a spiritual sense. :) Your love and care for the Alvi family is the love I see a grandma would have for her offspring.

I've updated the museum value - currently at almost 81,000. In game we're at Monday of week 9, and Scarlet has chowed down on her 3rd round of ambrosia.

Aggie has died, but she's been back pretty much non stop, using the rocking chairs.
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and eating pancakes from the fridge.

Parker has continued his dirty old man tendencies into his elderhood. He's had his latest child - another son with Tiffanie Ursine in between eating the occasional jelly bean. He's had fiery/garlic/minty breath, turned blue, turned yellow, had an itch he can't scratch, wet himself out of fear, become incredibly tired/strong/energised/etc and been singed from his sweet tooth, that oh and he's also continued fishing. He's so far caught all the unique fish on offer in France and Egypt and is waiting for his cooldown to end to go to China. He's also buying the unique skill/recipe books and most of the unique equipment in each location (though I DID somehow forget to get him the nectar making/nectar racks from France. He's at 80 days currently and is waiting (im)patiently for the oldest Mortimer/Bella daughter to hit Young adult stage so he can go greet her - I think that should be in the next day or so.
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He's also introduced the joys of fishing to the other men in the household.

Ethan is now an elder, he reached his LTW of becoming Leader of the World as an Adult (the honorary uni degre with LTHPs proved very useful) and he's decided to let his hair down and let out his inner anime character. He is 74 years old, eternally faithful to Scarlet and is (im)patiently waiting to be a grandfather (he's wanted to be a grand father since the marriage of Figaro Sky and Cobolt. He is happy to have Vejay as a surrogate grandson until then, however. Just as well - guess who gets potty duty when Vejay becomes a toddler. :P
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His elder portrait for the 'mortal elder museum. He spends his days fishing when not working or running to snuggle/feed/play with/change dirty diaper of Vejay.

Our matriarch, Scarlet, has just reset her age to the start of elderhood again on this Monday. Having maxed her alchemy career, she's now level 9 of the secret agent career. Her days are spent rocking in one of the chairs alongside Aggie, gardening (she has almost supermaxed gardening - only a handful of perfect plants to be harvested until she does so), going to the alchemy consignment store (in the hope of geting more beeswax for super duper friendship potions) and mixing super duper friendship and super duper invigoration potions. I am very vigilant with her making and eating her ambrosia ... I don't want ghostly Aggie accidentally eating left overs and being restored to life (and yes, something like that happened in one of my failed past attempts.
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I had hoped for a picture of her gardening, but I couldn't find one, here's one of her in a rocking chair alongside ghostly Aggie.

Next up is Kaylynn Langerak who is 3 days from being an elder. She is our current primary museum curator and brought the Alvi line into the household with the assistance of Miraj. Alvi would have to be somewhere around her age as well. She keeps on getting wishes to be with Miraj :). She is a self employed sculptor, a skill she has maxed, along with painting and photography. Unlike painting and photography, she has also supermaxed sculpting skill. She is a handful of paintings from supermax painting skill as well. In a throwback to her Sims 1 days, she is also the cleaner and chef for the household. But she isn't seeking a relationship with either Ethan, Mortimer or Cobolt, so its not totally a throwback to sims 1. :D She has been granted her wish to be excused from potty duties for little Vejay, but does want to teach him his other toddler skills.
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Here she is, making the bed for Ethan and Scarlet.

Mortimer Goth is a week away from becoming an Elder. He's a professional musician - at the top of his game and career and he sells out concerts for a living. He's also a back up painter and has dabbled a bit in sculpting. He keeps on getting calls from the offspring of Dirty Old Man Parker to go on dates (particularly Holly Alto's daughter) but he's so dedicated to Bella, he's threatened to eat ambrosia if I ever have him accept one of the dates, so I've so far not succummed to the temptation. He and Bella so far have 3 children, two daughters and a son, so I think her house still has space for a couple more. He's fallen under the sway of fishing with Parker.
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But he does love the guitar!

Sky Shayde is our 2nd generation targeted immortal. She's a young adult with 11 days until becoming an adult. She's had have first child locked in as a wish ever since Aggie died. She went for renaissance sim as her LTW, rather than Descendant of Da Vinci, and as well as her sculpting super max, she's maxing photography and painting.
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She will become the overall museum curator in time, but until then, she's got 7 ice sculptures until she becomes an Ice Personality. Not sure what career she'll switch to following maxing her SE Sculptor life.

Cobolt Shayde is Sky's husband and is 12 days until becoming an adult. He too is working towards becoming an ice personality (he can already paint portraits) and has brain enhanced his way to high level photography skill so that he can capture the essence of Sky for her museum items once Kaylnn and Mortimer run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.
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Cobolt still enjoys slipping into his boardies, sneaking into the garden and playing in the sprinklers - and he isn't even childish. :)

Little Vejay Langerak is 1 day from being a toddler. His only job at the moment is to cry when he's hungry, lonely or has pooped his pants. Oh and be snuggled/played with.
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Here he is being tended to by 'Uncle' Mortimer.

As a bonus, here's the mortal elder museum. When they turn elder, I give the household member a makeover to some extent - more customised when it came to Ethan - and put their picture, portrait and sculptor in a small room. Aggie early on had made one of the overseas pedestals, so once she became an ice personality I had her churn them out. These are to hold their urns.
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These are the rooms for Aggie (right) - completed with urn, Parker (middle) - completed and waiting for his death to get urn and Ethan (left) - completed and waiting for his death to get urn. Plenty of space for other mortal deaths

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2020, 01:50:52 PM »
Thank you for the kind words, I am heartwarmed <3

I like Ethan's new look. Reading 'Letting out his inner anime character' made me snort out loud ;D

And wonderful that Parker is still going strong - or rather, that a certain part of him is ::)

It's nice that Sims aren't gone for real, as they can come back as ghosts. I really hope this ID succeeds.
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« Reply #57 on: December 02, 2020, 04:06:34 PM »
There have been things that have happened in game - and I had done up a post and everything, only it seems I closed down my browser before I posted it :(

Not to worry, it'll be up again, but it involves birthdays, new jobs, more dirty old man Parker escapades and another rendition of "Come with me, Mortal One".

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« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2020, 06:22:45 AM »
*Tickles*

I realise that there may have happened an overwhelming much in your game since your last post.

How are things progressing?
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« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2020, 05:58:12 PM »
I've been otherwise occupied, hitting various parts of my body on furniture and shoes and bleeding. :(

Just as well I don't faint at the sight of my blood.

I haven't forgotten this, just haven't been in a headspace to post.

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« Reply #60 on: December 08, 2020, 02:05:48 AM »
??? Er...would you mind stop doing that? Getting battered, I mean. Some of us here happen to really like you.

Take your time to recover, friend <3
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« Reply #61 on: December 08, 2020, 03:43:40 AM »
Well, tell the furniture and shoes to stop jumping out at me ... :D I'm in far less pain now ... almost 24 hours since the kicking shoe with foot incident ...

(and my toes are still sore, but at least the accompanying headache has gone)

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« Reply #62 on: December 13, 2020, 04:35:22 AM »
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We open with Vejay being bottle fed by Grandma Scarlet. He's almost old enough to become a toddler.

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On one of Aggie's frequent visits back to the Shayde house, she visited the Art Studio to keep an eye on her students, they were all developing so nicely!

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Happy birthday Vejay!

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Before his makeover - he's the son of Miraj Alvi and Kaylynn Langerak, and the hair, I think is Miraj.
He's got pretty eyes, I think.
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Learnign to potty took place
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As did learning to talk and walk.
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He then played with blocks, the xylophone and toys from the toy box.

Scarlet and Ethan Shayde didn't let old age get in the way of their love for each other.
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They were eternally faithful and wanted to show it to everyone in Sunset Valley, whether living or dead.
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Kaylynn became an elder ...
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Completed a degree via distance education (was actually an honorary degree)
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and got a job in the culinary arts.

After her shift, she went home and posed for her museum pieces in her mortal museum room.
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All completed by Sky.
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Mortimer got invited to a party by his girlfriend and mother of his children, Bella Bachelor.
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And her brother, Michael was there keeping an eye on his little sis and his nieces and nephews
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Here, Michael tells Mortimer thanks for the nieces and nephew.

Back home ... Parker's antics finally caught up with him ...
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No, not the ones in which he makes Mortimer and Bella grandparents through their daughter, Katrina,
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But rather his development of a sweet tooth, thanks to this little fella.
Anyway, it was during Mortimer's part with Michael and Bella that the sugar hit from the jellybeans got too much for Parker's system and he ...
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Colin Grimm "Oh, its you, Parker?!? I knew your sweet tooth would get you in the end ... oh yeah, Ghostly voice initiated COME WITH ME, MORTAL ONE!"
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There was much crying, of course, and much use of the moodlet manager, especially when it came to Sky and Cobolt, because this happened soon after Parker's death
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Followed by the change in diet
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letting her dad know he would be a grandfather
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And changing into more comfortable clothes while sculpting her way to a sculpting supermax
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Kaylynn consoled herself by hugging and snuggling and cuddling Vejay ... tomorrow her little man would become a bigger little man, and head off to school
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But for now,, she just loved how cuddly he still was.

Even as she mourned the passing of her big brother, Parker, dirty old man to some, but to Kaylynn, he had so much love to give, it couldn't be contained to just one woman.
RIP Parker Langerak, and as you discovered during your life, there are plenty of fish in the sea.
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #63 on: December 13, 2020, 01:50:22 PM »
Just caught up and what a ride! I'll miss dirty man Parker. He sets the bar high for pollinators everywhere. He did his part though and that's what matters...even if he had developed a deadly sweet tooth.  ;)

This might be a newbie dynasty question, but how did you paint large portraits?  :o I've been trying to figure it out to no avail.

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #64 on: December 13, 2020, 02:37:45 PM »
In the end it's always the jellybeans lol Sad to see him go but happily awaiting the new arrival.

In order to paint large portraits you push "I" on your keyboard to change the size of the portrait.  ;)

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #65 on: December 14, 2020, 05:49:56 AM »
@mpart, once you get to level 7 painting skill the ability to paint portraits unlocks.

You then click on easel, select paint portrait of ... and then select the sim you want.

You can then pick the size you want to paint ... and also press 'I' as @fansidoodle said.

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #66 on: December 14, 2020, 12:46:16 PM »
In order to paint large portraits you push "I" on your keyboard to change the size of the portrait.  ;)

Once you get to level 7 painting skill the ability to paint portraits unlocks.

You then click on easel, select paint portrait of ... and then select the sim you want.

You can then pick the size you want to paint ... and also press 'I' as @fansidoodle said.

Thank you both so much!

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #67 on: December 25, 2020, 05:41:32 AM »
And now all the women in town gaze upon Watcher Deklitch in anticipation - who will taker over after Parker?

Congrats on your birthday, little man Vejay!

And congrats on the pregnancy Sky and Cobolt!
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #68 on: December 27, 2020, 11:32:35 PM »
And now all the women in town gaze upon Watcher Deklitch in anticipation - who will taker over after Parker?

Dirty old man two has been picked out and has already started *ahem* work

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Not very well, it would seem ...
Security *one of the many offspring of Parker* "there is a time and a place for everything, Sir, Ma'am. The backstage area of Shrek the Musical is not ideal. Is that really you, half sis?"
Half Sister *mumbles* "Yes, oh kill me now, and please don't tell mum."
Security "Mine or yours?" and to Dirty Old Man "Didn't dad teach you better than that? You should always pay off security before you head back stage, make sure we look the other way ... now I've seen more than I want to see."
Dirty Old Man "I must be off, I have a party to get to .. little Sage becomes a toddler tonight"
Security "Oh, I thought there was *ANOTHER* party you had to go to. Dad always mentioned the parties he attended ... best lock the bathroom door after you and my *ahem* siblings"
Half Sister "Oh dear ... that party! Got an invite"
Security "you two should hook up there as well, perhaps"
*Crickets chirp*

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #69 on: December 29, 2020, 08:06:11 PM »
Well, the Watcher is off for about a week after today - a short stroll from the beach and the fish and chips shop. Between where I am staying and the fish and chips shop there is a convenience store. I won't be online during that time.

So, a few shots for your viewing pleasure!
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Generations 1, 2 and 3. Generation 1, Scarlet, is immortal (as happened in an earlier post), Generation 2 (Sky) becomes adult today ... and is still trying to complete her Maxed Career for requirements (sculpting) before changing to her forever career (to keep her out of my hair.) :P Generation 3 (Sage) is now a Toddler and is showing off her music skills to her mother and Grandmother.

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Sage on age up to toddler (obviously she couldn't go through life follicly challenged. Or top challenged.

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Everyday clothes
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Pajamas
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Formal wear

The ears have been handed down.

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Aggie telling an elderly Kaylynn and Ethan that life as a ghost isn't too bad, you get to float, you can go through walls and if you have sculpting skill you can start sculptures but not finish them to annoy the watcher.

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Cobolt has toileting duties - he won't be living forever, afterall and should get to spend as much time with Sage as possible.

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He also has the responsibility of teaching her to talk
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and walk

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Afterall, Sky has to continue to sculpt, while she's currently a topiary tantalizer, she longs to be a master sculptologist.

And that's it for now, off I go to my own bit of beach for the next 6 days.

Sage has genes from (brackets indicate birth surnames where known - and are different to the Shayde surname)
- Scarlet and Ethan (Bunch)
- Sky and Cobolt (Crumplebottom)
- Jack (Bunch) and Judy (Bunch)
- Aggie (Crumplebottom) and Connor (Frio)
- Presumably Aggie's ghostly parents (Mr and Mrs Crumplebottom as well - Simon and Prudence, I think?)

Vejay (Langerak), the targeted husband for Sage, has DNA from
- Kaylynn (Langerak) and Miraj (Alvi)
- Iqbal (Alvi)
- Dustin and Illiana (Langerak)

Through blood and/or marriage, the Shayde household are related to the following families in Sunset Valley
- Frio
- Langerak
- Alvi
- Crumplebottom
- Goth
- Bunch
- Bachelor
- Hatch
- Wolf
- Alto
- Keaton
- McIrish
- French
- Hart
- Kimora
- VanWatson
- Ursine
- Wainwright
- Jolina (though Jamie died early on and child disappeared)


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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in France
« Reply #70 on: January 10, 2021, 09:09:03 PM »
Dear Mum and Dad,

Cobolt and I have been enjoying the sights of Champs Les Sims.
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But gosh the adventurers are lazy!
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So, we put Kaylynn's instructions to good use and made the beds.
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Then the jet lag from the flight over caught up with us and we slept for the rest of the day.
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After breakfast the next day (I suggest you get Cobolt to cook you pancakes - they are devine)
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We left to purchase the nectar making equipment and to talk to the locals about the local sights.
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We both put in long trips on the vacuums - you had it, mum, the vacuums truly are a clean way to travel.
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We learnt that there were adventures to be had in town and we set off on the adventures together
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Both underground ...
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And in the house of a retired Admiral, Landgraab, from memory. Possibly related to those Landgraabs that live next to us back home.
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But we never lost sight of the purpose of our visit - to spend time together in each other's company
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Oh ... and we each managed to increase our passport levels and I took the required French photos for the bistro - some good ones if I say so myself.
Looking forward to getting back to the Valley and to holding my sweet Sage in my hands again ... oh, Cobolt is calling me to bed, can't disappoint him, can I?
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All our love
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #71 on: January 11, 2021, 08:31:09 AM »
They are a lovely couple for traveling! And they get to leave their baby at home, very smart. ;)
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Re: The Shayde Family - All About Me by Vejay Langerak
« Reply #72 on: January 14, 2021, 02:25:45 AM »
They are a lovely couple for traveling! And they get to leave their baby at home, very smart. ;)

Thanks and indeed :)

Currently in game I'm at Wednesday of Week 11. Current value of Museum is 112,543

Household is
Ethan Shayde (Bunch) (Elder) 90 days old
Kaylnn Langerak (Elder) 85 days old
Mortimer Goth (Elder) 81 days old
Scarlet Shayde (Elder) 71 days old - Immortal - Generation 1
Sky Shayde (Adult) 17 days to Elder - Generation 2
Cobolt Shayde (Crumplebottom) (Adult) 18 days to Elder
Vejay Langerak (Teen) 13 days to Young Adult
Sage Shayde (Toddler) 2 days to Child


All About Me by Vejay Langerak

My name is Vejay Langerak and my favourite colour is green.
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My mother is Kaylnn Langerak and she's a great cook and cleaner and mum
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and my father is Miraj Alvi. He and mum brought me home from the hopsital.
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My uncles are Parker Langerak who lived with us
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And uncle VJ Alvi who has never lived with us. I was named for Uncle VJ.
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There are eight people who live in our house.
Grandma Agnes and Uncle Parker visit us sometimes as ghosts. I never knew Grandma Agnes, but I miss Uncle Parker a lot.
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Along with me and mum there is Mr Mortimer Goth, yeah, THE Mortimer Goth, front man for the Gothique Bachelors ...
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Then there is Grandma Scarlet, she's an international super spy.
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And Grandpa Ethan, you all know him as the Leader of the Free World, but to me he'll always be Grandpa (and is hair is so cool)
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Then there is Mr and Mrs Shayde. Mrs Shayde is the daughter of Grandma Scarlet and Grandpa Ethan and she was a sculptor before becoming a policewoman like Grandma Scarlet. But she's got her eyes set on becoming a Dynamic DNA Profiler.
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Mrs Sky Shayde is married to Mr Cobolt Shayde. He is like a father to me. He taught me to fish when I was younger, and I've always wanted to have my own personal aquarium ever since.
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Since I became a teenager, he's been the main one to teach me how to drive. The first car was a fancy car, and I was pretty nervous.
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After a bit of an accident (no one was hurt, mind you, unless you count that tree, do trees count?) we changed to an older car that Grandma Shayde had bought for Mr Shayde. I was getting better by this time and much less nervous. Mr Shayde though, he still seems nervous.
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I don't know why! I almost always stay on my side of the road, and with both Mrs Shayde and Grandma Scarlet as police officers, I won't get into trouble, I'm sure!

The last member of our family is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Shayde, Sage.
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Sage is so cute *cough* I mean cool.
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When I was younger I played with her at her doll house. She was always putting the dolls in her mouth and making me laugh.
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Now that I'm older, I read books with her,
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Carry her around
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and give her kisses on her forehead.
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And yes, I think she is cute ...
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Don't you?

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #73 on: January 17, 2021, 04:10:20 AM »
I'm all caught up again. I still haven't figured out who the new dirty old man is *blush* (is it Morty?)

Vejay is looking interesting with all that facepaint to say the least, but I think you nailed it color-wise. That green looks awesome on him!

*waves to handsome Vejay* (and old timer VJ...ugh, old age)

Sage is definitely super cute!

Good to see Cobolt and Sky on vacation. For some reason, it surprised me to see.

Those were some great updates, Mister Dek. Effort was obviously put into making them - thank you <3
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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #74 on: January 17, 2021, 01:58:18 PM »
I must agree that green on Veejay is *chef's kiss*

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Re: The Shayde Family - An Immortal Dynasty in Sunset Valley
« Reply #75 on: January 17, 2021, 08:03:12 PM »
Veejay turned out pretty! He has all the self-expression of Uncle VJ and nothing else I guess. :P

It's nice to see that Ethan's still doing well but his death can lead to getting a new old man (I guess Malcolm or Sam?) so don't get comfy!
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« Reply #76 on: January 19, 2021, 04:28:32 PM »
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Someone's about to have a party!
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I'm pleased her future hubby was the one to take her to the cake.
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The current and former household members begin to gather for the cake - the ghostly Grandma Scarlet and Parker were the first two to arrive ... guess there isn't too much excitement in the afterlife.
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Ready to age up!
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Ewww pink! I need green! But first ...
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CAKE!
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Her hair style
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And her everyday clothes - honouring family past and yet to come.
Happy Birthday Sage! (she got Bookworm to go with good and friendly)

Also ... Scarlet's property fully upgraded (prior to her immortalhood, of course)
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There are toilets and sinks galore, even though you may not be able to see them ...
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Underground in a room with no entry/exit. :P
Above ground, they are using the all in ones ... At 4k a pop, they are a good way of meeting upgrade requirements re cost.
And Sky purchased the Sunset Valley Gym and added some artwork to the outside to ensure it got fully upgraded.
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And some lights. :P


 

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