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« Reply #75 on: May 09, 2011, 11:02:39 AM »
Hank is awesome! Even though he is a gorilla and a Cinderella. lol
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« Reply #76 on: May 09, 2011, 01:48:41 PM »
Yup, now the Cinderelly song is stuck in my head too :D

Great update, I wonder what Hank's decided to do instead?
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« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2011, 02:01:43 AM »
Hank is going to get in trouble by Agnes...
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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2011, 09:35:26 PM »
Phyre I really enjoy your writing! I have the Cinderelly song stuck in my head now but it is worth it! I can't wait to read more. :)
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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #79 on: May 15, 2011, 05:35:04 AM »
Thank you very much everyone! I really enjoy reading your replies, they always make me smile (or laugh)!

Sorry about getting the Cinderella song stuck in your heads though! I had the song stuck in my head for 3! days :P

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« Reply #80 on: May 15, 2011, 05:35:23 AM »
     Chapter 6: The Boring Life Of Caitlin Vasquez, Chapter 1


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     Dear Diary,

     Boring is actually an understatement.

     Deadening...

     Deadening...

     Deadening. Yes. That gives much better expression to our everyday lives. Deadening.

     As per Queen Bee's instructions I employed myself as gardener. I've never grown a thing
     in my life. I didn't have time for that while travelling all over the world. But I figured, you
     know; how hard can it be?

     Harder than it looks; I tell you! And more time consuming too!

     Did you know that you have to weed plants like... every day?

     E-V-E-R-Y day!

     What kind of stupid evolutionary purpose does that even serve?! They also need to be
     watered every day. And you need to talk to them and "give them lots of love" everyday.
     You also have to gather seeds because you can't buy everything at the supermarket. But
     none of that is the worst part. Oh no. The worst part is that you have to fertilize plants.
     And apparently, garlic is really good for fertilizing.

     Man.

     You will not believe the smell that comes oozing from my pores 24/7. I'm now the
     embodiment of vampire extermination.

     Hmm....

     Maybe I can switch jobs and do that instead! It might pay better. Gardening won't even
     earn you breakfast! Pauline says that this will get better, with time, but I don't want to
     wait. I want to earn money now, so I can get going with my plans to save the
     environment. Obviously that's not something I'm able to get around to while I garden
     and that's frustrating me to no end!

     To be completely fair, I'm not the only one who works hard. During my daily trips to the
     consignment store I don't just take the products of my own day's work with me.

    
    
   

     I barely even speak to Pauline nowadays. A few words while we eat, but then she's off to
     that sculpting station again. She's not half bad you know. I really think she has a talent
     for it. She started with clay, but has since moved on to ice. The reason behind that eludes
     me; what could you possible want to sculpt in ice?! The first thing she made was a toilet.
     Well, I'm so not sitting on that! I like to keep my behind on my behind, and not on the
     toilet, thank you very much! Oh man, even thinking about that makes me shudder.

     Ice sticking. Ouch!

    

     I feel sorry for Pauline though, even sorrier than I feel for myself. At least I get to be
     alone most of the day, but she is working next to "The Chieftain". All day long. She says
     she doesn't mind, that she likes her, but I know better! She's just repressing the
     experience! Apparently that's her coping mechanism.

    
    
   

     The Chieftain paints all day long. I do admit, what she paints isn't half bad, but she didn't
     start yesterday. Not that I care. I only care about how much money she'll make us, and
     how quickly she'll make it. The good thing about this work schedule is that I barely have
     to interact with her, which suits me just fine. Hopefully she'll be so absorbed in her work
     she won't notice anything until old age comes to take her!

     I know, I know...

     But a girl can dream right?

     So. This is our deadening day-to-day routine. We work, work, work. All day long.

     Well, except for Hank....

     But no one knows what he does. He's gone when we get up, and he comes home after
     we've gone to bed. Chieftain is furious about it. You should've seen her seething that first
     day! It was hilarious. Pauline's not saying anything though, she doesn't want to be in the
     middle. Good for her. Still, I can't help but be angry at Hank myself. It's just not fair that
     he is gone all the time, doing who knows what, while I work up a permanent "Eau
     de Garlic"! It's just not.

     Anyway, I've already talked too long; have to get back to work now.
    
   

    

     Working hard to get my fill,
     everybody wants a thrill.
     Payin' anything to roll the dice,
     just one more time.
     Some will win, some will lose,
     some were born to sing the blues.
     Oh, the movie never ends.
     It goes on and on and on and on!


     Yes, yes, I'm going. For real now, I promise!



Author's Note: I finally got around to playing a little bit yesterday (a true miracle - for everything I finish it seems double the work comes back to me, kinda like that Hercules monster!). In any case, I played somewhere around a full sim-week, so I should be able to post more updates during the week even if I can't find the time to play!

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« Reply #81 on: May 15, 2011, 12:37:00 PM »
Woo, an update! ;D
I feel sorry for Cait. :(
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« Reply #82 on: May 15, 2011, 01:21:07 PM »
A hydra of work, oh no!  Despite her complaints, seems like Caitlin is progressing fairly well.
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« Reply #83 on: May 15, 2011, 01:31:07 PM »
Aw, poor Cate. :( Poor Pauline that has to work near Aggie, or the Chieftain, as you call her. Hey, she is not that bad! ;D Anyways, awesome update.
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« Reply #84 on: May 15, 2011, 01:44:22 PM »
Awesome updates, as always!!!   Thank goodness I've got Journey stuck in my head instead of Cinderelly - ahhh what a trip down memory lane!

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« Reply #85 on: May 15, 2011, 05:48:06 PM »
Hank is the only lucky one...
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« Reply #86 on: May 17, 2011, 01:48:20 PM »
Chapter 6: The Boring Life of Caitlin Vasquez, Chapter 1

     PS: You're Invited!


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     Whoooooo!

     Agnes' Birthday is coming up!

     

     With all this slaving to bring in money Hank and I can definitely use a good party! I bet
     even Nes and Cate need this to relax. They both told me (separately of course), that
     Agnes' birthday was to be quietly ignored.

     "Pauline, a party is too much time away from work, too taxing on the environment, too
     tiring, too expensive, too this, too that...".
The list goes on and on.

     That's why they need this party you see. They just don't see it... yet. But I've made all the
     preparations; if they don't want a party it will just have to be a surprise party!

         

     Will I see you there?
     Pauline

     PS. Uninvited is uninvited! Loitering in front of the house, no matter how subtle, is not
     going to get you inside! (Same goes for money, vampire transformations and/or experimental pills).

     


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« Reply #87 on: May 17, 2011, 02:24:34 PM »
Woo! Unauthorized party *has flashback to when roomie did exactly that* Oh, wait, this could go very badly LOL

Looking forward to seeing what happens.
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« Reply #88 on: May 17, 2011, 04:36:14 PM »
Oh man! And here I was going to bribe my way in! Are you sure 100 Simoleons won't cut it?
Going to Plan B, where did I leave my dinosaur costume? Oh right, it doesn't get here for 2 more weeks!
I guess I'll just have to abduct one of the invited guests on their way to the party and go in their place. Hmmm, yes, that should work.
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« Reply #89 on: May 17, 2011, 05:01:50 PM »
Oh goody - a surprise party!   Is that Malcolm Landgraab with the blond ponytail?  If so, dang he's buff!  In my game he ended up as a fat, pasty vampire. 

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« Reply #90 on: May 17, 2011, 06:40:56 PM »
I... CAN NOT wait to see Agnes' reaction to this. ;D
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« Reply #91 on: May 18, 2011, 02:33:24 AM »
Hehe, go Cait!  :D What is Cait doing for her Reqs? Is it Gardening for Supermax and Career?
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« Reply #92 on: May 20, 2011, 05:50:03 AM »
Woo! Unauthorized party *has flashback to when roomie did exactly that* Oh, wait, this could go very badly LOL

I remember one of my own unauthorized parties... Yes, this definitely could go very badly :P

Oh man! And here I was going to bribe my way in! Are you sure 100 Simoleons won't cut it?
Going to Plan B, where did I leave my dinosaur costume? Oh right, it doesn't get here for 2 more weeks!
I guess I'll just have to abduct one of the invited guests on their way to the party and go in their place. Hmmm, yes, that should work.

No worries Lily, you are definitely invited! No need to cross the law to get inside. Now those Landgraabs...

Oh goody - a surprise party!   Is that Malcolm Landgraab with the blond ponytail?  If so, dang he's buff!  In my game he ended up as a fat, pasty vampire. 

Yes! That's Malcolm! When I saw them hanging outside the house and looked at Malcolm my eyes did just a little popping.

Malcolm's made appearences in other dynasties and he more often than not becomes (a bit) chubby. But in mine he's giving Hank a run for his money! And you can't even see the extent of it because he's slouched over his book like that. Although we both know he's not reading - just plotting a way onto the premises.

Hehe, go Cait!  :D What is Cait doing for her Reqs? Is it Gardening for Supermax and Career?

Her career is indeed Gardening, and her supermax is supposed to be Gardening as well. However, to complete the "19 unique plants" challenge she'll need the ability to grow omniplants (or foreign plants). Not knowing how (un)lucky she'll be getting those opportunities, I'm keeping Cooking close at hand as a safeguard. I really want Cooking to be a free-for-all skill, it's just much easier that way, but I won't fail my dynasty over stubbornness :P

Looking forward to seeing what happens.
I... CAN NOT wait to see Agnes' reaction to this. ;D

I'm so sorry updates have been so slow!

I have a lot of work on my plate right now and it's hard to fit it all in my schedule. I put a lot of time in my gameplay, as well as in writing and making the updates, so it's not something I can just do in that free hour.

There will be an update today however, I promise! Later though (my tonight), as I am stealing borrowing time from work right now to browse the forums.

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« Reply #93 on: May 21, 2011, 10:55:33 AM »
Yaayz! ;D
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« Reply #94 on: May 21, 2011, 11:52:03 AM »
Chapter 7: About Birthdays, Cameras, and Guys

     Paragraph 1: Happy Birthday To Me


                                                                                                                            Entry 39
     Dear Erik,

     It's my Adult birthday today.
    
   

     My Adult birthday.

     I just realized what that means. One whole stage of my life, just gone, spent without you.
     Most people would look forward to this rite of passage, marking perhaps a turning point in
     their lives; shaking off that last naive bit of youth.

     I lost that the day you died.

     So for me, my birthday marks nothing but the passing of time. Time's a funny thing
     though, not static, always moving. Past, present, future, they're all one. Every day I
     spend without you, is another day spent without you, but is also another day closer to
     making everything right. And I will make it right, I promise you that!

    

     While I'm sitting here, reflecting on my Young Adulthood with you, it's very clear what
     the most significant events in my life have been. Your death. Realizing what my new
     purpose in life would be, to get back that which was stolen from us. And finally meeting
     Caitlin; the road to my - to our - destination.

     Things really are going rather well. There are days where I'm not feeling sad all the time.

     Caitlin's really quite talented at gardening, so I have confidence that will turn out just
     right for us. I wish she could garden without complaining all the time though, but really all
     that can do is give me a headache.

     I'm still working on my cooking - since I couldn't convince Pauline to do so - but I don't
     have very far to go. Which means I have a lot of time on my hands to do what I love
     most.

     Painting.

     And even that's become more enjoyable with Pauline sculpting next to me. She's a
     remarkable young woman, I definitely underestimated her. She's so incredibly perceptive.
     She has a knack for picking up on people's moods and she's always one step ahead of
     you. I don't even get around to arguing with Caitlin anymore, Pauline seems to know just
     what to say to defuse every explosive situation. I do wonder how long that can last
     though, she won't always be around.

     But for now, for now it seems to work.

     The only annoying thing about Pauline is that's she's so chipper. Always trying to get
     others in that same, childish, mood. I think that's why she wanted to throw me a birthday
     party. But I don’t want a party, all the people, and all the noise.

     I like being alone.

     You may have noticed I haven’t said anything about Hank yet. He’s proven a bit of a
     complication in my scheme. I instructed him to go fishing – I needed him to go fishing,
     but he simply refused! So I ordered him to do the work around the house, figuring he’d
     get tired of it soon enough and gladly pick up fishing. I was only partly right on that. He
     did get tired of all the housework, but fishing is not on his mind. He’s just gone, all day
     long. Probably picking up girls at the park. Still, something has to happen. I’m not
     touching those slimy monstrous creatures and we need that one fish.

     Picking up girls…

     Girls!

     I think I may have figured out how to persuade Hank! I’ll just

    

     Sorry love. Pauline called from the house – I have to go now. I wonder what she wants...

     I’ll talk to you soon again.

     Happy Birthday to me,
     Your Agnes
    


Authors Note: After writing all of Chapter 7, I realized that it had become way to big to be one update (once I start writing I have a hard time stopping :P). So over the next few days I'll release the different paragraphs I've split Chapter 7 into. Good thing about this is that everything is already written, so nothing will stop me from posting an update a day until Chapter 7 ends! Sorry about this update being so serious, it was supposed to be offset against the lighter "rest of the day", but well, you know what happened there.

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« Reply #95 on: May 21, 2011, 12:06:39 PM »
Great update! I'm anticipating Agnes' and Caitlin's reactions to this ;D

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« Reply #96 on: May 21, 2011, 03:26:27 PM »
Me too! ^^
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« Reply #97 on: May 21, 2011, 06:11:05 PM »
I wonder what Hank actually is doing?
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« Reply #98 on: May 21, 2011, 06:12:27 PM »
Probably just what Agnes thinks.
Cheating on Pauline.
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« Reply #99 on: May 21, 2011, 07:13:22 PM »
@ Phyre, it's possible to Supermax Gardening for Generation 1, I did it. The Omni Plant Chain of Opps normally does come up shortly after maxing Gardening, well it does for me.
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