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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #250 on: April 18, 2011, 01:21:15 PM »
Congrats on the wedding Jasmine! It was beautiful. Good luck with the decorating.
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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #251 on: April 18, 2011, 03:04:28 PM »
Well, when it comes to using colors I don't care for, I just relegate to the area of "little used accent" and color how I want :D

I totally get it though if you want to challenge your decorator chops by using something you're not so used to.  When I first was trying to dress a Sim in Lime green, I was like "no way" but after I gave it a shot I liked it better because it was so different.

I loved the wedding, yours look so real, and pretty, I love it!

*Confetti* for Jasmine and her smoking hot husband!
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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #252 on: April 18, 2011, 03:37:49 PM »
Happy birthday Jasmine and Congrats Jasmine and Raj! He is hot! I'd have to see him in his undies before I make a final say on if he's as hot as Antone! Hint hint haha.

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« Reply #253 on: April 18, 2011, 06:58:44 PM »
Happy birthday Jasmine and Congrats Jasmine and Raj! He is hot! I'd have to see him in his undies before I make a final say on if he's as hot as Antone! Hint hint haha.
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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #254 on: April 18, 2011, 07:07:59 PM »

Jackson is doing fine, it's just that he doesn't do much interesting stuff on his own and with 7 sims to control I pretty much just make sure he and Jessica aren't doing things that would compromise the dynasty - like increasing skills earmarked for future generations.  He went through a phase there where he was partying every night.  Now Jess and Jori are getting more invitations than he is.

If left on their own, Jackson likes to play in the sprinklers, Jess likes to paint or sculpt, Jori like to break boards or work out - although she sneaks off to cook sometimes so I may have to take the stove out of the kitchen, Jemma likes to go to the basement and stare at the gem skulls or the sculptures in the immortal museum, and Jeremey likes to work out or play in the sprinklers with Jackson.

I have finally built out the third floor of their house and half of it is a rec room.  I also upgraded the hot tub and moved it to the third floor - the space where it used to be is now the 'logic zone' (chess board and telescope).  Only Jemma has access to it now, since logic will be someone's supermax skill down the road.
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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #255 on: April 19, 2011, 10:35:02 AM »
Well, when it comes to using colors I don't care for, I just relegate to the area of "little used accent" and color how I want :D

I totally get it though if you want to challenge your decorator chops by using something you're not so used to.  When I first was trying to dress a Sim in Lime green, I was like "no way" but after I gave it a shot I liked it better because it was so different.

In some respects I'm a stickler for tradition.  I started off decorating the house in the favorite colors of the current generation (Agnes/Jackson - spice brown & aqua, Jess/Sam - seafoam & some shade of green, Jori & Jeremey - gray & seafoam).  The only real exception to this is each immortal's bedroom upstairs.  I keep the same decor that they had when they had the main bedroom downstairs.  Up until now I've been really lucky - each generation has had colors that harmonized well with each other and could be used everywhere without being overpowering.  I spent about 2 hours figuring out how to make aqua and violet work, but I finally stumbled on something that I think actually looks surprisingly good - I'll post pics when the kids get back from their honeymoon.  It's not my favorite redesign, but it's the one I'm most proud of because it was so hard.

I'd have to see him in his undies before I make a final say on if he's as hot as Antone! Hint hint haha.

I don't know if he's as hot as Antone, but he sure is easy on the eyes.  He looks awesome in a speedo...   ;D  

 

I recolored Jasmine's pajamas to match his...they look so cute together!



~~~~~~~So You Think You Had a Bad Day?~~~~~~~

In my infinite wisdom I decided to send Jori, Jeremey and Jemma to France with the newlyweds...BIG MISTAKE!

As soon as they arrived, Jori and Jasmine raced upstairs to the hot tub and decided to skinny dip...TOGETHER!  :o  



All I can say is my mom and I are very close but I sure as heck wouldn't want to skinny dip with her...I think I just threw up a little.

Jeremey raced outside to play in the sprinklers and got stuck due to a heretofor unknown pathing problem.  Jemma started talking to herself.  The only halfway normal one was Raj, who sat in the living room and read a book.

The whole point of the trip was for Jasmine to blow up 149 things (she blew up the plane at the military base the day after her birthday) and finish making big inventions and widgets towards supermaxing her inventing skill.  I have been saving up all the celebrity gifts and extra furniture for just this purpose...so I laid them all out like a yard sale near the garage-type building at the front of the property...BIG MISTAKE!!

 

Jasmine set the first explosive and when it went off - KABOOM - 3 other pieces of furniture blew up besides the one she was aiming for.



In addition, a HUGE fire started that quickly spread to the basement (nectar bar and cellar) of the garage-type building.  How a fire goes from the ground outside a building to the basement of said building without touching the ground floor is beyond me, but that's what happened.  



All 5 sims are now standing around the flames in a panic while the nectar cellar is destroyed and all the closely-packed furniture to be detonated fuels the outside fire.  The firemen finally arrive, but not before Jasmine's relationship with the entire family takes a serious hit.  Never having played an inventor before (and being dumb as a stump sometimes), yours truly decides that Jasmine should continue blowing stuff up after the fire is put out...with predictable results...another fire and 5 very freaked out sims.  



After about 3 more fires it finally dawned on me that I had placed the furniture too close together (dumb as a stump!)

By this time Jasmine's relationship with Raj is down about halfway from a full meter and she is almost at zero with Jori, Jemma, and Jeremey.  She is also pretty well disliked by everyone in Champs les Sims.  Time for a strategic decision...send Jemma and Jeremey home because they are more trouble than they are worth and I don't want them to hate Jasmine.  I want Jori to stay so she can break space rock blocks for gems and Raj to stay so he and Jasmine can have a honeymoon.  Three sims, I can handle three sims.

For the rest of the furniture demolition I sent Raj and Jori as far away from home as possible to preserve what was left of their relationships with Jasmine.  What I didn't count on was that even though Jemma and Jeremey were no longer in France, for some reason they were still registering as part of the group...so their relationships with Jasmine continued to deteriorate as if they were in France and there was nothing I could do to repair the damage.  By the time Jasmine finished blowing stuff up Jemma, Jeremey and half of France outright hated her.  Her relationship with Jori was slightly in the red, but there was time to fix that, and prolonged stretches of WooHoo with Raj in between blowing stuff up seemed to keep him happy.

Moral of the story:  Don't bring your parents on your honeymoon and, if you're going to blow stuff up, don't even bring your husband!


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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #256 on: April 19, 2011, 11:02:36 AM »
Eeesh. That sounds like the worst vacation ever. :o
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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #257 on: April 19, 2011, 11:11:10 AM »
Ouch! Nothing a game of Gnubb can't solve!  ;)
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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #258 on: April 19, 2011, 12:15:32 PM »
Maybe next time she should place all the gifted furniture to be blown up in the main hall of the house, just to see if she could actually burn the entire house down! Hmmmm ... *heads off to play her inventor*
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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #259 on: April 19, 2011, 12:46:08 PM »
Uh-oh! Sounds like they had an interesting time away :D

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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #260 on: April 19, 2011, 03:45:55 PM »
wops that trip didn't go so well.   :-\ I just got sims 3 pc today  ;D made a very cool house after a little money cheat XD what expansion packs are you using?

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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #261 on: April 19, 2011, 04:30:00 PM »
Katluvr - I must say that I love your story.  And by far this partial update of the actual events has me giggling.  It also let's me see that Gen 3 of the Steels is going to have lots of fun time.   Your wisdom however learned is greatly absorbed lol.

Wish you luck on the rest of the vacation and can't wait to read the update. 
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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #262 on: April 19, 2011, 04:45:49 PM »
You're not "dumb as a stump" for not thinking of that, we all make little ommissions of intelligence.

It took me months of reading stories to realize Nooboo meant baby.

I killed over 25 fish, because I was trying to house predator with prey, "Gee, where are all my fishes going? Maybe down the gullet of those suspicously fat other fish."

These things just happen :)

So much for the honeymoon abroad, but I bet the second honeymoon (read: reconnecting with husband and family) back home will be much more successful.
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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #263 on: April 19, 2011, 06:47:52 PM »
Like Juxt said, you're not dumb! After a few years of playing, I still find things I didn't know about!! Practice makes perfect! Maybe by the time The Sims 10 is out I will know everything about The Sims 3!  ;D Can't wait to see the pics!

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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #264 on: April 20, 2011, 01:08:35 PM »
wops that trip didn't go so well.   :-\ I just got sims 3 pc today  ;D made a very cool house after a little money cheat XD what expansion packs are you using?

Congrats on getting the PC version!  I hope you'll post pics of your house in the Showboat thread under Building and Construction - I'd love to see it!  I have all the EPs and SPs plus a bunch of stuff from the store and I have Generations on pre-order (video games are my primary hobby).  At first I was really keen on LN - vamps are awesome - but as I've played more I like WA and Amb better, so I would recommend those as ones to get as soon as you can.  Of the SPs I love HELS and OL.  FL is good for all the new cars, but I never really use any of the other stuff from that pack.

You're not "dumb as a stump" for not thinking of that, we all make little ommissions of intelligence.

It took me months of reading stories to realize Nooboo meant baby.

I killed over 25 fish, because I was trying to house predator with prey, "Gee, where are all my fishes going? Maybe down the gullet of those suspicously fat other fish."

These things just happen :)

So much for the honeymoon abroad, but I bet the second honeymoon (read: reconnecting with husband and family) back home will be much more successful.


Like Juxt said, you're not dumb! After a few years of playing, I still find things I didn't know about!! Practice makes perfect! Maybe by the time The Sims 10 is out I will know everything about The Sims 3!  ;D Can't wait to see the pics!

He he, that part of the trip was actually hysterically funny to play after I got over the fear of turning some of my sims (especially Jasmine - future immortal, sans Death Flower) into crispy critters.  I was laughing at them and at myself the whole time it was happening.   ;D  I'm glad to hear other people do silly stuff without realizing it, too.  I've only been playing since January, so there are a lot of professions and skills I really haven't tried out yet - inventing being one of them.  Up until now I've tried out new stuff either in another game or using a spouse to get the hang of it before the heir has to do it for real.  

Things are going a little better now that Jasmine has stopped blowing stuff up.  She and Raj are back up to a full relationship meter.  Jori is back in the green after teaching her the songs she learned in China and France (Jori sings them so often that I sometimes start singing 'Ping and his Checkers' around my house  ::) ).  

I realized that I have pics of everything I wrote about in my mini-update, so I'm going to add them in and make it more of an official update when I get home from work tonight.

Katluvr - I must say that I love your story.  And by far this partial update of the actual events has me giggling.  It also let's me see that Gen 3 of the Steels is going to have lots of fun time.   Your wisdom however learned is greatly absorbed lol.

Wish you luck on the rest of the vacation and can't wait to read the update.  

Awww, thank you Rica!  I can't wait to see how Coriander does with inventing.  Seriously, though, if you have a vacation home, send him to a foreign country...alone...to blow up 150 things so that everyone in SV doesn't hate him.  Spread out the stuff you are going to detonate - the bigger the item the more room you should leave around it.  The other helpful thing I learned is that your sim doesn't have to pick up all the piles of scrap - you can drag them into their inventory so they can just keep on blowing stuff up while you pick up behind them.

Or invent a Harvester.  ;)

That's another good option.  She hadn't completed 100 big inventions yet and I didn't want to risk a low quality harvester.  Sometimes it makes your sim dizzy and nauseous.

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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #265 on: April 20, 2011, 01:14:22 PM »
Or invent a Harvester.  ;)
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Re: The Starr Immortal Dynasty - A Birthday and A Wedding
« Reply #266 on: April 20, 2011, 06:04:43 PM »
well i will try to upload them soon. ok ill see if i can get them i now have outdoor living because i love decorating.

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Here is the redecoration of the house for Jasmine and Raj.  It was really hard coming up with something using aqua and violet without it being eye-blistering, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.  In addition to what I've shown here, there are 4 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and 4 bedrooms on the 3rd floor.  Right now Jackson, Jess, Jemma, and Jori/Jeremey are in the 2nd floor bedrooms and the 3rd floor bedrooms are waiting for future generations.

GROUND FLOOR

Kitchen/Dining Room


Living Room


Studio


Bathroom/Laundry


Master Bedroom


Nursery


SECOND FLOOR

Logic Terrace (formerly hot tub)


Loft


THIRD FLOOR

Rec Room



Bathroom


Hot Tub


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wow your house looks amazing.

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Also about uploading pics of my house i dont know where to put them and how to do it.  ???

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I love the newly decorated house!  You were right it came out really well.


SimMania - Welcome to the forum!  There is a gallery that you can use for our members to upload them.  You could create an album for those pictures and then link the album in your signature if you can't find an appropriate thread to make.   I wouldn't suggest doing it in a dynasty thread though.   Then again.. you could always make a story to go with your house and share it in the Misc Stories section.  We love a good story around here.  Again welcome!

Katluvr - again! love the house!  Thanks for the advice for Coriander.   I think I may have to send someone to get a Visa 3 in France to get a house way out in the country where there is plenty of yard space. 
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I like the new decorated house!  How did you get the tube below the hot tub to disappear?

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Also about uploading pics of my house i dont know where to put them and how to do it.  ???

As Rica said, we have a gallery on the forum.  You have to register separately for it and a mod will have to grant you access, but that shouldn't take too long.  I use photobucket, so that's another acceptable option for storing your screenshots online so you can insert them into your post.  Photobucket automatically generates the bb code, so you just copy and paste it into your post.

If you want to share pics of your house you can post in this thread.  Be sure to read the rules for that thread in the first post.  We have a lot of really talented builders on the forum so that thread is also a great place to ask for help or feedback if you're stuck on a build.

I like the new decorated house!  How did you get the tube below the hot tub to disappear?

You can remove the plumbing under the hot tub by using the building cheat 'moveObjects On' - one of the other forum members taught me that little trick.  For more info on cheats refer to this section of the guide.  I confirmed with Metro, our Challenge Coordinator, that building cheats are allowed in an immortal dynasty attempt - although no other cheats are allowed if you are going for the hall of fame.

Katluvr - again! love the house!  Thanks for the advice for Coriander.   I think I may have to send someone to get a Visa 3 in France to get a house way out in the country where there is plenty of yard space.  

Thanks, Rica!  It won't matter how far away you are from other sims - they will still end up disliking Coriander if he's blowing up a lot of stuff.  The reason I wanted to go abroad to do it was because my 6 best friends never seem to come from a foreign country, so it doesn't matter if they hate my heir in France.  It would be really hard to fix the relationship damage and get best friends if I stayed in SV to blow stuff up.  Plus vacation homes are just plain awesome.  If you give your sims the prepared traveler LTR and buy the certificate of partnership when you reach visa level 3 you can get a nice long trip - perfect for supermaxing skills without aging.  :D

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Awesome house~! ^^
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The house is beautiful, Katluvr! You did an amazing job getting Violet and Aqua to co-exist and maintain a friendly relationship. Kudos to you.
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