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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #105 on: May 22, 2011, 11:48:36 AM »
I love those photos of Agnes!

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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #106 on: May 22, 2011, 12:15:58 PM »
Hank's love of women sure does help him take some awesome photographs!

Awesome update and I really enjoy the montage.  Can't wait for the party!
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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #107 on: May 22, 2011, 01:15:27 PM »
Congrats to Hank~!
So wait, is Agnes the Immortal, or Cait? ???
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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #108 on: May 22, 2011, 02:10:29 PM »
Congrats to Hank~!
So wait, is Agnes the Immortal, or Cait? ???
Cait will be the immortal :)

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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #109 on: May 23, 2011, 07:57:52 PM »
Thank you everyone for your ever gracious and enthusing replies! I keep being amazed by your compliments - you're all so talented yourselves - the immersion and enjoyment my story seems to spark has been such a dazzling surprise.

Also a big thank you to everyone else who reads my story! The view count is climbing at a disturbingly fast rate. I feel very lucky to have such faithful readers!

Another note, does Agnes know about the dynasty and plan on telling Caitlyn or is my theory totally wrong?

Well, she seems to think she knows something, but what that something is... :-X

So wait, is Agnes the Immortal, or Cait? ???

Alexandria already answered for me; Cate will indeed be the Immortal. She's the sim I created, as per the Immortal Dynasty Challenge's rules.

Edit: The forum is giving me a very weird error message I can't seem to get rid of. It won't allow me to make a post with pictures, so I can't fulfill my promise of 1 update a day. Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon so I can continue with my updates!

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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #110 on: May 23, 2011, 09:25:44 PM »
Love this Dynasty and the way you're telling the story.
Looking forward to see what happens next :D
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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #111 on: May 24, 2011, 04:36:16 AM »
Chapter 7: About Birthdays, Cameras, and Guys

     Paragraph 3: When I'm Sixty-Four


                                                                                     Portable Video Camera: Recording 3

     'Well Cate, maybe you can play nice with the camera running.'
     'What? Pauline! Come on...'
     'If Caitlin doesn't want to, she doesn't have to Pauline.'
     'Nonsense Nes! It won't hurt her to at least
act courteous and civilized. Ain't that right
     hun?'
     'Oh I am
so staying out of this!'
     'Coward...'


    

     'We're still waiting Cate.'
     'I
already said Happy Birthday!'
     'Not like you actually meant it.'
     'How would
you know?! Can't I just be annoyed because you sprang some stupid party on
     me while I specifically told you not to?'
     'Caitlin has a point there.'
     'Sure, gang up on me! You know, one day sooner than you think, you'll both be old, and
     grey, and wrinkly. You'll be sitting outside by the pond, lips pursed, bickering over which
     kid threw the tomato and which kid threw the raw eggs against the house! Or if the paint
     used to write "Old Hags" on the pavement is white, off white, or broken white!'
     'Let me tell you: I'm not in that scenario. I'll have given up on trying to show you both
     what it means to be alive, what it means to have some fun. I won't let you ruin
my life
     too!'
     'You can not live your life through pursed lips and self-affirmed "rightness". But I guess
     you're both too thick to see that! A warning though: by the time you've figure it out
     on your own it'll be too late!'

     '...'

     'I don't think that'll happen...'
     'Give me one good reason why not.'
     'I'll dye my hair once I'm grey!'

    
-chuckling-

     'You're both hopeless, you know that.'
     'I'm sorry Pauline, I didn't mean... I didn't consider... it's really very sweet what you're
     doing today. Happy Birthday.. Agnes.'
     'Thanks. Caitlin.'


    

     'Now was that so hard? Let's forget this ever happened and get this show on the road
     before our guests arrive. Cate, hon, you may want to grab a shower quickly.'
     'Yea, you stink!'
     'Shut it Clark! I'm not going through all that garlic for my own benefit!'

    
-collective groaning-

     'Not
again!'
     'Fine! Fine! I'm already gone!'

     'What now?'
     'Let's turn the music on, I think we can all use a little mood booster right now.


     -click-

     "I could be handy, mending a fuse,
     when your lights have gone.
     You can knit a sweater by the fireside.
     Sunday morning, go for a ride."


     -click-

     "I'm so happy 'cause today,
     I've found my friends,
     they're in my head."


     'Yea, much better! I'm going to fill up the buffet table. Hank, hun: beware! I put the
     camera on the side table.'
     'Did you turn it off?'
     'Yea, I did.'
     'Okie.'


    

     'So. Beautiful Birthday girl. Want to dance?'
     'Eh, I don't think that...'
     'Learnt nothing from Pauline's speech uh?'
     'Ok. Fine.'

     'How about a little closer, I promise I won't bite!'
     'That's not really what I'm afraid of.'
     'Good!'


     -high squeal-

     'HANK!'
     'What's going on?!'
     'Nothing Pauline, nothing! I scared Agnes. Just continue with what you were doing!'
     'You scared me?'
     'Didn't I?'
     'Well... perhaps you did! Do you know that stress like that causes a woman to get wrinkles
     faster? I'd look like a grandma before you know it.'
     'Really?'
     'It's the truth.'
     'I am so sorry bella, I wouldn't want to take anything away from your beautiful complexion.'
     'But you nearly did.'
     'So it appears, such a crime of me! How can I make it up to you?'
     'You're not going to get away with it easily...'
     'I'm all yours. I'll do anything to make it up to you!'
     'Anything?'
     'Anything!'
     'I want to talk about this fishing thing, you see...'


    

     'Hank! The doorbell! Get that for me please, and the camera.'
     'Sure Ine, on my way. Come chéri, your party is about to start!'
     'Fantastic...'
     'Don't sulk; it doesn't suit your pretty face! Let me just grab the camera.

     'It was still running, crap!





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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #112 on: May 24, 2011, 04:42:14 AM »
Trying to get Hank to fish are we Agnes?!
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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #113 on: May 24, 2011, 06:11:37 AM »
Uh-oh... if the camera was still running, Hank may get in a bit of trouble if Pauline sees it!

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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #114 on: May 24, 2011, 06:35:52 AM »
Naughty Naughty Hank!  Great update! 
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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #115 on: May 24, 2011, 06:51:40 AM »
Bad Hank, bad! Ine, where are you? Awesome update. And I so love Cate! Oh wait, she is the immortal... Why shouldn't I?
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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #116 on: May 24, 2011, 11:15:26 AM »
Bad Hank! Where's my stick? >:(
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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #117 on: May 25, 2011, 07:36:04 PM »
Chapter 7: About Birthdays, Cameras, and Guys

     Paragraph 4: Time To Par-Tay!


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     'Nessie! The camera's running again! Tell us; how are you enjoying your Birthday party?'
     'Until you stuffed that camera in my face I was actually enjoying myself Pauline.'
     'Does she always film so close-up Aggie?'
     'Sadly, yes. I'm sorry Corrie. Let me just scowl at her intensely and we should have room
     to dance again!'
     'Hey! Don't hate the party planner! I just want us to have tangible memories of these
     important events. That way we can reminiscence over them when we're old.'
     'That's great Pauline, but how about we also get to enjoy them right this moment?
     Weren't you the one telling me to enjoy myself not too long ago? Just a few steps back
     won't hurt you.'
     'All right, all right. Continue dancing! Show the camera some of those moves!'


      

     'Oh! It looks like you have an audience girls!'
     'Who? What? Where?!'
     'Our dance skills must really pop out Aggie!'
     'Err, I'm not quite sure it's your dance skills you're being eyed for...'
     'What?!'
     'Thornton! And you too Hank! I can see you peeking through those bangs! Eyes
STRAIGHT
     AHEAD guys!'
     'I wasn't looking...'
     'Neither was I!'
     'Sure...'

     'Oh! Cate's done showering. Thornton? Could you perhaps film a second for me.'
     'I guess I co...'
     'Wonderful! Here, just point the big black thing at what you want to film.'
     'I knew that.'
     'Cate! Come! If you and Agnes dance together here, then Hank and I can dance together
     right next to you, that will look great on film!'
     'Pauline, you're just a little obsessed with this camera thing, you know that?'
     'Yea, I do. But it's just so great!'


      

     'You getting this Thornton?'
     'Yes, yes. Big black thing pointing in the right direction.'


     -mumbles-

     'My oh my, what sweet thing have we here. I've not seen her around before...'

     'Hey! Green eyes! Why the pouty face?!'
     'I'm not pouting!'
     'Sure you are! And the Birthday girl looks like she just swallowed something really sour!'
     'Never mind them Thornton, they're new to the concept of "having fun". Make sure you
     get a good shot of all of us too please.'


      

     'What a waste that you two girls don't know how to have a good time. If you're interested,
     I'd be more than happy to give you both a crash course.'
     'I think we will do just fine on our own, thank you.'
     'How about you green eyes?'
     'Well...'
     'Ok! I think we have enough dance on tape now, we wouldn't want to run out of battery
     before the big event.






     Not long after.


                                                                                     Portable Video Camera: Recording 5

      

     'Is the camera running again sweetie?'
     'Yup Ine, sure is!'


     -quietly-

     'And we are back at the party of the century! Here on 15 Summerhill Ct., everybody is
     going wild as the Birthday girl is about to blow out the candles on her cake. The party is a
     wild game of seeing and being seen.'
     'Especially for the males in attendance, there's a lot of gorgeous fish in the pond! While
     the girls remain ignorant, the guys shamelessly appraise them. As evident from the
     luscious look, it seems this one is liking what he's seeing.'
     'But why stop at one girl when there are so many?'


      

     'Wooo! Thornton! You shameless stud! How's the view?'
     'Swee-eet!'
     'I know! Right?!'

     'Hank! Quickly! Agnes is blowing out her candles, you getting that?'


      

     'I am now!'

     -guests cheering-

     'Happy Birthday Agnes!'
     'Happy Birthday!'
     'Make a wish Aggie!'
     'Wooooo!'


      

     -guests still cheering-

     'All candles in one breath; now your wish will come true!'
     'Happy Birthday Nes!'
     'What did you wish for?'
     'Sparkle time!'
     'Here comes the bad hair-do!'


      

     -quietly-

     'While the guests appear to go wild over a few sparkles, let us take a closer look at what's
     really happening in the room. Definitely not everyone is having the time of their lives.
     Catie looks like she's trying to win the Party-Horn Decibel Blowing contest. Such a waste of
     that pretty face.'


      

     'Some, on the other hand, are never forgetting this party! Women, if you are ever
     wondering how to throw an epic party, just remember this one rule of thumb. A low-cut
     T-Shirt in combination with bending over your own Birthday cake equals a great cleavage
     view. As you can clearly see from the reactions of the male populace; you will be instantly
     successful!'


      

     'One small warning though, you may not want to invite any relatives. Family members
     with protective tendencies are a possible safety hazard and must be avoided at all cost!'

     'Hank! What on earth are you doing talking to yourself?'
     'It's nothing Ine, just a little inside commentary.'
     'Just make sure you get a shot of Agnes' first minutes as an Adult before the camera dies!'


      

     -guests never tire of cheering-

     'Agnes! How does it feel to be an Adult?'
     'Feeling mature?'
     'Feeling wise?'
     'Feeling like keeping that T-Shirt?'
     'What's the first thing you're going to do as an Adult?'
     'Tell Jamie to shut it! My eardrums hurt...'

     'Time for cake everyone!'




Authors Note: I had to chuckle when I saw Morgana thinking of taking pills during the party. I might too if my guy was staring at other women's butts all night long!

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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #118 on: May 25, 2011, 07:47:10 PM »
Nice party! I love how you captured so much of the different aspects of a party, and the personalities present, given the limited games features of throwing a party! Kudos to you!

Happy Birthday Agnes! Hank needs to remember Pauline will most definitely be watching all the party footage later. He might have earned a night or two on the couch for his "inside commentary".
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Re: The Vasquez Dynasty: Digital Diary of a Domestic Environmentalist
« Reply #119 on: May 25, 2011, 08:30:28 PM »
If I were Pauline, Hank would have earned a fortnight on the couch!  Awesome update!  You've really blown me away with how you've been presenting this. 
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