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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 24: Al Simhara)
« Reply #250 on: June 03, 2011, 03:56:26 AM »
Our trip in Egypt was fast paced, but well worth it.

Friends were made…


Love was felt…


New things were tried…


And, of course, adventures were to be had!


For the most part, mum tagged along with me on the adventures. After her experience in China, she wanted to try it out again. Unfortunately, being old, she couldn’t keep up with me and had to retire back to the Base Camp to play games with Cyllene, James and the kids.


Although adventuring was thrilling, there were certainly some misfortunes that came with it.



All in all, adventuring was exciting and well-worth the time. I also increased my Visa to level 3. Seeing as Cyllene had recently switched to the architecture job, she designed the house and helped the builders to build it.


Once we had the house built, James and Cyllene settled the kids down by tutoring them in painting. Cyllene also helped Arche with photography – he’s already a level 10!


Our short trip was almost over when I remembered something – the whole purpose of the trip. I’d forgotten to catch a crocodile!
I rushed to the closest body of water and quickly cast out my line. Luckily for me, I was a skilled fisherwoman. I managed to catch a perfect crocodile within an hour of arriving at the river.

With that in my bag, I headed back to our vacation home and got the others organised. As much as I didn’t want to, I said goodbye to Egypt. I knew we’d return again.


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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 24: Al Simhara)
« Reply #251 on: June 03, 2011, 04:03:04 AM »
Here are some pictures of the Egyptian vacation home.

The front, and floor plan (it’s two storeys). I changed the top floor around a bit, adding more rugs and things:






The bedrooms (there’s four of them, but three are the same):




One of the bathrooms and the lounge room (There’s no pictures on the walls yet, but I’m getting Cyllene, Leda and Arche to paint some, so that’ll look a bit better soon):




The kitchen and the dining area (again, I’m painting pictures at the moment to hang up in there):




And finally, the upper deck:




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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 24: Al Simhara)
« Reply #252 on: June 03, 2011, 04:21:19 AM »
I love the triple diamond pools on the deck, those are really pretty!

The whole house is very warm and natural looking, though it will definitely look better with some fine Sim art put up, like you're planning  ;)
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 24: Al Simhara)
« Reply #253 on: June 03, 2011, 04:23:50 AM »
I love the design in the vacation home. When you go on vacations do you usually have a few sims stay at the vacation home and work on skills?

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 24: Al Simhara)
« Reply #254 on: June 03, 2011, 05:15:13 AM »
The vacation home looks lovely Alexandria! I love how it's so consistently Egyptian, outside as well as inside.

Those little ponds on the balcony (not exactly sure what it are, fountains or pools) look absolutely stunning! Really fantastic idea, sort of a little oasis in the sand.

Congratulations to Arche on maxing Photography; you gotta love the speed at which you can learn the skill. On the other hand, it does require you to be busy with that sim the entire time!

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 24: Al Simhara)
« Reply #255 on: June 03, 2011, 08:15:18 AM »
I love, just love your vacation house, Alexandria! It is indeed very nicely built. Did you remodel an existing house or was it built from scratch?
Congrats to Arche - wow, that's fast. Absolutely love that shot of Cyllene and the snake charming horn. :D Awesome updates!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 24: Al Simhara)
« Reply #256 on: June 03, 2011, 08:18:03 AM »
I love your Egyptian vacation home.  

Congratulations on maxing photography and your level 3 visa.  And of course a successful trip to Egypt!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 24: Al Simhara)
« Reply #257 on: June 03, 2011, 08:27:09 AM »
Thank you everyone. I built the house from scratch, trying my hardest to make it look Egyptian inside and out. I'm glad you all like it - I admit, I'm not the best builder, but I was happy with the outcome.

I love the design in the vacation home. When you go on vacations do you usually have a few sims stay at the vacation home and work on skills?
The first trips are just adventure after adventure, trying to get to level 3 Visa so I can buy a vacation home, or lot. To be honest, apart from the wedding in this dynasty, I've never travelled to the same place twice in one game. But I imagine that in the future I will use it to my advantage and do mainly skilling.

Absolutely love that shot of Cyllene and the snake charming horn. :D Awesome updates!
It made me laugh, so I just had to add it!

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 24: Al Simhara)
« Reply #258 on: June 03, 2011, 10:10:45 AM »
Awesome updates! I love your house! The diamonds are so cool! Congrats on maxing photography and getting level 3 visa!

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 24: Al Simhara)
« Reply #259 on: June 04, 2011, 12:47:31 AM »
YAY for a successful trip to Egypt and a beautiful Vacation Home!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 25: The Call)
« Reply #260 on: June 05, 2011, 01:27:37 AM »
My phone was ringing. I sighed in frustration. Again?
I’d been answering my phone all day, with no reply from the other end. Was there even any point in answering?

But, as always, there was that little thought in the back of my head telling me that someone was in trouble. I’d always answer, and the person on the other end seemed to know that, even though I was sure it was just a prank. Maybe they thought a full moon would instil fear into me.

I picked up the phone, answering with just a frustrated hello, rather than the polite greeting I usually gave.

I heard static from the other end. I knew how it was going to go. I’d say hello again, wait a few seconds, say hello yet again, then it would cut out.
I prepared myself to repeat all of today’s phone calls, when something startled me. A voice.

It was hard to understand. Crackling, and cutting out.
“…listo..”
“Pardon,” I replied, “List O...? I think you’ve got a wrong number”.
“No!” the voice cried, cutting through the static.
I stood patiently, waiting to hear what this person wanted.

All of a sudden, the static cut out. I took a deep breath in, annoyed at the person that was on the other end. At least I’d only said hello once, and not the three times I had predicted.
I went to hang up the phone, when the voice spoke from the other end. I almost fell over in shock. It was clear, as though the person was standing right next to me.
Although it was clear, the voice was rough. It was rattly. It didn’t sound human. It sounded as though it belonged in another world.

“Callisto” it spoke in a long, rattly breath, sending shivers down my spine. I didn’t know whether to pass the phone to mum or not. This person.. this thing… knew who my mum was.


My instincts started to kick in.
This wasn’t a prank caller. This had to be evil. I tried to calm the panic that was rising up inside of me.
“There is no Callisto here,” I said in my strongest voice.
“You’re Callisto…” it hissed through the phone, more as a question than a statement. “Callisto Copernicus?”
Copernicus? I wasn’t so sure what was going on anymore. My mums name was Callisto, but her last name was Moon. Still, the voice spoke with a self-assurance. It knew what it wanted, and that scared me even more than the voice itself did.

I gulped down my anxiety, and spoke. “My name is Europa. Europa Moon. There is no Callisto Copernicus here. You have the wrong house”.
I waited for what seemed like an eternity. I could hear the creature drawing in rattling breaths. In and out. It sounded like death in the world of the living.

“Callisto,” it spoke one last time, drawing an eerie breath inwards.
The phone went dead.
I looked out at the full moon, as I dropped the phone down to my side. I didn’t know who had called, but I knew it was evil. Evil was watching.


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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 25: The Call)
« Reply #261 on: June 05, 2011, 02:48:58 AM »
It was Grim! :o
Or Luna! ;D
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« Reply #262 on: June 05, 2011, 04:27:26 AM »
I'm saying in was Luna!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 25: The Call)
« Reply #263 on: June 05, 2011, 05:02:27 AM »
It was Mercury, I say! Awesome update anyways! :D
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 25: The Call)
« Reply #264 on: June 05, 2011, 05:25:52 AM »
I think it was Luna, but of course I've been wrong before.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 25: The Call)
« Reply #265 on: June 05, 2011, 06:19:46 AM »
Oh no! Sounds like Grim may have gotten wind of Callisto's escape from the fate the rest of her family has to endure...

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 25: The Call)
« Reply #266 on: June 05, 2011, 09:49:45 AM »
I love to read your guesses and reasons for those guesses :D

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 25: The Call)
« Reply #267 on: June 05, 2011, 10:05:06 AM »
It was Artie!  No, he's not allowed near the phone.  It was.... someone dead!

Awesome update and I love how you keep throwing mysteries at us.
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 25: The Call)
« Reply #268 on: June 05, 2011, 10:49:02 AM »
Oh gosh, that was scary! :o
Maybe Luna, but it could be Agnes. The first Agnes, the one in Callisto's dreams.

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« Reply #269 on: June 05, 2011, 06:23:48 PM »
I just wanted to give credit to Gheez, Ausette and Samoht for their patterns - I use their patterns a lot, and can't manage to work the thank you into an update.
So I thought I'd say now that their patterns are absolutely great, and I love using them on anything I can. Thank you to you three, and to anyone else I end up downloading patterns from :)

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 26: Teenagers)
« Reply #270 on: June 05, 2011, 08:18:46 PM »
I couldn’t explain how I knew, but the voice that had called me a few before had been evil. It wasn’t from this world; the world of the living.
But I knew if I told anyone about it, they’d put it down to me being scared of a prank call. For this reason, I kept the call to myself.

I decided I needed to keep myself occupied to keep the thoughts off my mind. Thankfully, life seemed to have planned that out for me already.

On James’ last night of being a young adult, he became a Five-Star Chef, earning our family a fancy fridge. For some reason, everyone loves the fridge, and seem to happy from just walking past it. I guess it symbolises our family’s hard work in this town. At least that’s what I say.


The next day I took James to the spot where we first became engaged. I loved this spot; it was beautiful, with the most perfect memories.
I kissed my love, wishing him a happy birthday.


Of course, nothing much changed except he was a day older than yesterday.

When we got home, the kids were painting together. The two of them were inseparable, doing everything together. I wondered if that would change once they became teens.


I didn’t have long to wait for the answer to that, as it was also the twins birthdays. We had a party in the backyard, and although I dressed the twins in their best outfits, they both changed into their swimwear before coming out to the party to blow out their candles.


They both aged up to be lovely-looking teenagers. Leda had my Dad Thornton’s eye colour.




I persuaded Leda to get changed into something more appropriate before joining the party again. She put on her every day wear, instead of formal wear, but at least that was better than swimwear.

I was busy socialising, when I looked over to see Leda talking to a boy. I didn’t know much about him, but I knew his name was Jamie, and he lived in the old Landgraab mansion.


I giggled to myself, knowing all too well what it was like to be young, and braced myself for the years to come of boys, parties, tantrums and rebellion.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 26: Teenagers)
« Reply #271 on: June 05, 2011, 08:20:54 PM »
Dang. Jamie looks like a clone of Thornton, doesn't he? Or is it the haircut and the suit throwing me off?
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« Reply #272 on: June 05, 2011, 08:28:19 PM »
Wow, now that you say it, he does in that picture. Though, straight on, his eyes and mouth are a bit different.  Maybe he's just aspiring to be like "The Great Thornton Wolff".

But that's a bit strange if Leda starts dating a boy that looks like her Grandfather :D
At least he doesn't look like Thornton when he becomes a young adult.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 27: Insane)
« Reply #273 on: June 06, 2011, 02:54:50 AM »
Although Leda and Arche were now teens, two things hadn’t changed since their childhood.

Firstly, they were still inseparable, spending almost every moment with one another, whether it be homework, sculpting, painting, shopping or just relaxing.


Secondly, they still hadn’t dropped the habit of talking to themselves. When they were children, I had tried to put my mind at rest by assuring myself it was just child’s play. But now that they were teenagers, I knew that something was definitely wrong.
I decided it was time to take them to the doctor. They needed proper help.

I waited outside the hospital for the kids. One hour passed. Two hours passed. Three hours passed.
What was going on!?

I barged into the Dr. Pedersons room to see what was taking so long, only to see  Arche, Leda and Dr. Pederson talking to themselves. I sighed in frustration. Of course the only psychiatrist in town was insane. Just my luck.



Not to my surprise, the next day Leda and Arche wanted to visit Dr. Pederson again. I decided to give up on looking for a cure to the constant self-babble, and just let them do what they wanted.
I quietly wondered what Grandma Luna would have thought to see that she had two insane grandchildren. I hoped that she wouldn’t be disappointed.

When they found out Dr. Pederson had been sent to a “safe and secure location”, they were rather disappointed. I admit that I felt rather smug.
So instead of mumbling to themselves, the twins decided to give socialising a go.

Arche decided to try and woo Marcie Cotton in only his underwear and shirt. Apparently she was impressed by his nonsense-speak. Each to their own, I thought.


Leda, on the other hand, bumped into Jamie. I could tell by the way the Jamie talked to Leda that there was something there. I even heard him tell her that her craziness was the most gorgeous thing he’d ever seen.
With that, they moved in and shared their first kiss.




I stopped to evaluate my thoughts. I wasn’t angry at my angels for being insane, and I didn’t want to start coming off that way. I was angry that there was no help for them. Although they were teens, they were still my babies.
If I could, I would help them myself, but I wasn’t a doctor. I didn’t know how.
But after seeing Arche make a friend, and Leda find love, I knew that things would change. Others accepted them just as they were, and that’s all I ever wanted.
If others could accept them, then they didn’t need to change. They were my angels, and I would love them just the same – insane babble or not.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 27: Insane)
« Reply #274 on: June 06, 2011, 03:01:08 AM »
Happy Birthday to the twin's and James!
The twins and the doctors get together was funny!
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