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I love your storytelling...  The story is so sweet, by the way!  Definitely look forward to reading more.  :)

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 47: The Mirror)
« Reply #401 on: June 15, 2011, 12:18:02 AM »
I woke up and rubbed my eyes. It was still dark. The only light the entered the room was the light of the full moon, sneaking through the cracks of the curtains.
I pulled myself up, glancing at my alarm clock. It was blank.
I flicked the button on my lamp. It didn’t turn on.
I groaned in frustration. The power was off again.

I pulled myself out of bed, and dragged myself to the bathroom. After using the toilet, I washed my hands and walked to the mirror. I squinted in the dark, trying to see my reflection.

After a few seconds of peering through the darkness, my reflection became clearer. I sleepily fiddled with my hair as I stifled a yawn.


I wiped my hands dry on the hand towel, ready to leave the bathroom and slip back into my comfortable bed with Cameron.
But then it happened.

Slowly - ever so slowly - my reflection began to morph before my eyes.
I squeezed my eyes shut. My heart beat faster than I’d ever thought possible. "It's dark. I'm sleepy. It's just an illusion," I repeated to myself, silently begging myself to believe it. I hoped beyond belief that I was dreaming it.

The lids of my eyes began to open. Slowly, cautiously. It was there.
A scream caught in my throat; I was too terrified to speak. To terrified to move.
Before me, in the mirror, stood a glowing figure. A ghost.


A noise swirled around the room; a hollow groan. It vibrated through my body, shaking me to my very bones.
The figure had no eyes, yet it was looking at me. It’s invisible gaze pierced my soul.
I wanted to run, but it drew me in. Hypnotizing. Mesmerizing.
I stared into its drawing glow. The slow drone of its voice intensified, ringing through the air like a loudening hum.

I lifted my right arm. My eyes widened as I realised what the figure was capable of. It controlled my movement. It controlled my speech. It controlled everything, leaving only my mind to fend for itself. Leaving only my mind to feel the panic.
Uncontrollably, I reached out to the mirror. My hand drew closer. Closer.
The glass shimmered. It shimmered like clear water. It shimmered as though my hand could pass right through it. Right through the glass, and into the presence of the glow.

My hand kept pushing closer. Closer.
The mirror was mere millimetres away. The figure was mere millimetres away.
I could feel it breathing. I could feel it thinking. I could feel it living.

As my fingertips made contact with the mirror, the figure burst into a white fog. It stood for a moment, as nothing but frozen matter. It felt as though we were caught in time. Caught in time with no escape from its suffocating walls.
Then it was gone.


I stood on the spot, trying to understand. I was frozen; shaking. I'd just been visited by the presence of the unseen, and being part of that unseen I couldn't determine the stance of the ghost. I didn't know whether it was good. I didn't know whether it was evil.

I stood for what felt like eternity - too scared to move. As the light crept into the bathroom, I realised I needed to leave the room. I needed sleep. I needed to think this over. I needed to understand.
But most of all, I needed to be away from the possible evil seeping through the barrier of this world.




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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 47: The Mirror)
« Reply #402 on: June 15, 2011, 02:09:41 AM »
Very mysterious update. Loved it.
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 47: The Mirror)
« Reply #403 on: June 15, 2011, 06:50:38 AM »
I finally caught up with all the updates again!

Mali is such a cute girl! She does seem to have inherited more from Cameron's side of the family than Lysi's though; but she's still cute! Besides, it's very hard to tell before they hit their teen years.

She's already a very smart girl as well; choosing to play with the toy table instead of socializing with adults is a good choice! She'll be on that honour roll in no time!

I loved the last update again - seems it's Lysi's turn to get into contact with her Copernicus' roots and their fate. I love how each character gets a little piece of the story, yet all the updates are distinctly different and unique, setting each of them apart. I love that!

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 47: The Mirror)
« Reply #404 on: June 15, 2011, 07:50:37 AM »
Thank you for all the kind comments.
I do try to add a bit in for each character, so that they're not all just living their lives. I like them to be a part of the Copernicus' and their fate too. Though, as I get down the line it gets more difficult to think of unique situations. But I'll come up with something.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 47: The Mirror)
« Reply #405 on: June 15, 2011, 07:57:59 AM »
I loved that update! It was so mysterious and intriguing!
The next time you look into the mirror, just look at the way the ears rest next to the head; look at the way the hairline grows;
 think of all the little bones in your wrist. It is a miracle. And the dance is a celebration of that miracle. *Martha Graham*

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The next day brought around my birthday. I was still completely shaken by the incident that had occurred last night, but I dared not speak of it to anyone. I didn’t want to be thought of as cowardly, insane or even a liar.
I drew a deep breath, and forced a smile upon my face. My friends were waiting in the courtyard, and they wouldn’t be expecting me to come out with a frown upon my face.

I blew out my candles, which hardly resulted in any differences. I thought I’d feel new again after my birthday, but the ghost incident was still holding me down.



I went lookg for Mali. It was her birthday too.
Typically, I found her running around in the backyard making friends with the neighbours. I smiled to myself. My little girl was very friendly; everyone seemed to love her. I knew she’d make me proud as a teenager.


Once I called her over, she came skipping to the courtyard, a big grin on her face. Her happiness was contagious, and I couldn’t help but grin back. I felt happiness start to seep back into the cracks were the doubt had laid.

With the cheering of the party, Mali blew out her candles, eager to become a big girl.



She grew up to be very pretty. Very thin, but pretty none-the-less.



Just after the final guest departed from the party, I heard mum cry out. Uncle Arche’s soul had started to depart from our world.


Mum and Grandma Europa were hysterical. I could hardly blame them; they were losing their brother and child.


But as the Grim came to collect his soul, Arche smiled at us. It was a warming smile; soothing. It promised us that he was ready to move on to the next life.


We had a small funeral on the spot. Arche was spontaneous, and we knew he’d appreciate it. I hugged mum, comforting her as she had done in the past for me. I told her that Arche loved her; he loved us all. I told her and Grandma Europa that he wasn’t sad to go. He’s smile had said enough.
They stifled their tears, and nodded in agreement.
Although it wasn’t easy to lose him, and we'd feel down for a while, with the right attitude we’d learn to live again.

We hugged each other tight, thankful to have one another. As we a family we were strong. As a family, we’d get by.




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Aww, that was such a bittersweet update. RIP, Arche. :'( I hope he'll have a great afterlife.

Happy birthday Lysi and Mali! Wow, she does look pretty. Did I tell you how much I love her rebellious clothes? ;D

Awesome updates, well done!
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RIP Arche, may the little pixies stay with you.
Happy birthday to Lysi and Mali! Mali is very pretty, but I'm sure you know that. :D

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Aww, RIP Archie, that's not a happy way to end a birthday party though. I loved Mali's everyday child dress, it was so cute and full oh whimsy!

Woah, she is thin as a teen! She's the most thin teen I've ever seen I think! She is pretty though, and I love her teen clothes, the bright blue is even brighter looking surrounded by black.

Great updates, I loved how you did the creepy ghost!
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Thank you.

I think she's the thinnest teen I've ever seen too. Her body looks normal from the side, but then her arms are like twigs. I was even more surprised, seeing as Cameron isn't exactly small. Though I did test him out in the body sculptor to see how he'd look, so I must have tried for baby then without realising :D
I decided that I liked Cameron better chubby though.

Hehe, the ghost. I sat there thinking, then yelled out "Ben...." (Ben's my partner).
He knows so much about Gimp and Photoshop. In fact, he's always on it making things for fun. He even made a logo for my brothers band. Anyway, he showed me how to do a few things, without taking over. Probably because I kept saying "No, I want it to look more like this...". He's very patient with me haha.
So I wouldn't have been able to do the first ghost picture without him showing me around gimp a bit.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 49: Teen Angst)
« Reply #411 on: June 15, 2011, 11:03:46 PM »
Unlike me when I was a teen, Mali was a very dedicated student. She enjoyed going to school for both the socialisation as well as the learning. I knew she’d grow up to be one smart girl.



One day she walked into the kitchen, growling in frustration. I asked her what was wrong, feeling the concern rise up with in me.
I almost laughed out loud when she said that she was annoyed at the bath taps, but the look on her face made me hold it back.
“We’ll get a new one tomorrow, okay?” I said, hoping to relax her a bit.
“Mum!” she whined, “you always say we’ll get a new one tomorrow!”. With that she stormed off.
I looked at mum and shook my head. “Teenagers..” was all I needed to say. Mum smiled knowing all too well.

Later in the afternoon, I heard banging coming from downstairs. I rushed down to see what all the racket was, and was rather surprised to see Mali with a spanner in her hand, meddling around with the taps.
All she did was look at me and said “I knew you’d never get a new one, so I’m making this one better. Go away.”
I walked away feeling rather amused at the idea of my little girl acting like a repairman.


That night, after she’d successfully updated the entire bathroom, I caught her leaving the house.
“Mali. Where are you going?” I asked.
“Mum, do you really think I’m going to tell you?” she snapped at me.
“Well do you really think I’m going to let you walk through the streets at night?” I replied.
She sighed. “Fine. But don’t get mad at me. I…” she hesitated, starting to shuffle her feet. I waited patiently for her to finish her sentence. “A boy asked me out.. on a date kind of thing..”.
So this is what it came down to. A boy.

I stood on the spot, contemplating the situation for a while. I had dated a boy as a teenager, only to have it end in heartbreak. I didn’t ever want my daughter to go through that. Yet I couldn’t just stop her from seeing a boy. She’d need a husband later in life, and if I deprived her now, that could be consequential in the long run.
I tried to weigh it up - the possibility of love versus the possibility of heartbreak. I didn't want my baby to be hurt.
I realised that Mali had been staring at me expectantly the whole time I was having this internal battle. Although the battle wasn’t over in my mind, I went by my get feeling. “Go on then. But be back by 11pm”.
She surprised me by giving me a hug before running off to the taxi. I prayed that she’d be okay.

At 10pm of that night, as all the elders were hopping into bed, I heard a car pull up outside the house. Mali and a boy stepped out. I recognised the boy – I was friends with his mother. His name was Thomas Clare. From what his mother had told me, he was a very intelligent young boy, intent on succeeding in school.
What seemed like a war that would be raging through my mind forever, died down a little bit. If this was the boy she was dating, then I needn’t worry. He was a nice boy, and I could easily accept him.

They sat down on the seat in front of the house, snuggling up nice and close. I couldn’t hear what they were saying, but they were both very engaged in each other; staring deeply into each other’s eyes.


As they lent in and kissed, I moved away from the window. I would let my daughter enjoy her moment without the eyes of her mother.


I was about to get into bed, when Cameron gave me a call. He’d been on a late shift, so I wasn’t expecting to hear from him before I woke up the next morning.
I answered the phone, asking if everything was alright. He told me he’d forgotten something – it was his birthday!

I told him to wait outside the park, and I’d come pick him up in a moment. I couldn’t believe we’d both completely forgotten his birthday!
As I pulled up outside the park, he was standing there cheering for himself. I smiled; although he was just about to become an elder, he was still as joyful as a child.



He stepped into the car, and we drove back home. We got into bed and snuggled close. He may have been an elder, but we were still in love. I knew that nothing would ever change my love for him; grey hair or not. He kissed me on the forehead, as I dozed off; asleep in his arms.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 49: Teen Angst)
« Reply #412 on: June 15, 2011, 11:37:45 PM »
Ahw, that was really sweet. :3
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 49: Teen Angst)
« Reply #413 on: June 16, 2011, 04:42:51 AM »
Mali is a gorgeous looking teen! You can also definitely see some Moon features in her face now; she's a beautiful mix.

I love her new wardrobe, it's very "teenage class"; it suits her!

I think all parents reel a bit when their child starts dating, it's such a loud sign that scream "Look at me, I'm growing up, and there's nothing you can do about it!" I think Lysi handled this well though. I hope it works out between Mali and Thomas!

And Happy Birthday Cameron! Except for the grey I don't think he looks old at all.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 50: Loss and Love)
« Reply #414 on: June 16, 2011, 10:57:37 PM »
It seemed as though Arche was just taken from us when Death came again. This time he came for my Dad, Jamie.

He was telling Mum how much he loved her, when he started to float. We all stood, shocked - none of us were expecting this so soon.


Mum began to cry at the loss of her love.
Although he was just a ghost, Dad kissed her on the nose and wiped away her tears. He lifted her chin, and looked her in the eye. "I love you Leda. I truly love you. Please don't cry - I will be at peace. Stay happy. Stay happy for me."


As he disappeared into nothing, we all crowded around Mum, pulling her into a family hug. I promised her that we’d get through. We had before, and we would again. She stroked my hair as she whispers “Thank you Dear”.

Over the next few days, when Mali wasn’t out on dates with Thomas, she spent her time upgrading everything around the house. It seemed as though it was her way of getting away from everything; her way of escaping the sadness that took her when Death came for Jamie.
She was becoming quite handy, being able to fix anything that was broken. It certainly saved the elders the trouble of getting down on the ground to try and mend things.




One night, we all decided to get out of the house and have dinner at the bistro. Mali chose to stay behind to upgrade some more objects around the house.
Little did she tell me that Thomas would be coming around.

They stood in the backyard, under the stars.
They talked about their future; their goals, their fears. They talked about what they truly wanted in life.
Thomas gazed into Mali’s eyes and spoke. “But what I really want, more than anything in this world, is you”.
Mali kissed him. A kiss that meant she would be his; forever.




The next day brought Mali’s birthday. I held a party, making sure to invite all her friends.
As she blew out her candles, I felt weird. I was watching my daughter become a young adult. It seemed as though it was only yesterday I was bringing her home from the hospital in her little pink blanket.



Now that she was an adult, she decided to seize the moment. The sun was setting over the beach on the horizon, it's rays falling on Thomas who was standing in the centre of the courtyard.
Mali walked up to him. She kissed him softly and told him she loved him.
She then got down on one knee - proposing marriage.


He pulled her into a tight hug, as he said of course. The rest of the party applauded the happy couple, as they beamed at one another.
They shared a kiss; lost in the moment.



After a makeover, Thomas ended up quite a strapping young man.


I was so very happy for my daughter. She’d managed to skip all the hurt I went through during my first years as a young adult – she’d managed to find a true love. We left the couple of them in the courtyard, as they danced under the sunset. Young and in love.


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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 50: Loss and Love)
« Reply #415 on: June 16, 2011, 11:19:03 PM »
Happy Birthday Mali! Congrats to the happy couple!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 50: Loss and Love)
« Reply #416 on: June 17, 2011, 02:37:18 AM »
Happy birthday to Mali and congrats to her and Thomas! R.I.P Jamie! You'll always be missed!
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 50: Loss and Love)
« Reply #417 on: June 17, 2011, 05:24:35 AM »
That was so sad and sweet at the same time. Kudos to you for managing to combine these three events wonderfully. Bravo, Alex! :D

Happy birthday to Mali, wow, her wardrobe is a fantastic grown-up one. RIP Jamie, have a great afterlife!

Have I told you how much I like their backyard? It's super, well done. So was the update, just awesome. :)
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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 50: Loss and Love)
« Reply #418 on: June 17, 2011, 05:43:01 AM »
Thanks Lily and Gogo.
And thank you very much Chronic, I recently added the trampoline area to give the elders something to do! But I appreciate the kind comments and am glad that you noticed that I made it look a little bit fancy :)

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« Reply #419 on: June 17, 2011, 08:46:44 AM »
That was a touching update. Mali is really gorgeous and I love how Thomas turned out after his makeover, it was much better than his bald head! :D

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 51: Mali's Wedding)
« Reply #420 on: June 17, 2011, 08:52:32 AM »
As we made our way across the road, I had to wipe away a stray tear. My little daughter was getting married today.
As we all took our seats, the bride met the groom at the altar. They held each other close, a million things being said, without a word being spoken.


As they spoke their vows, their smiles were glued upon their faces. Their feelings were on display to everyone that had gathered around, but they didn’t care. They were lost in the moment; lost in their love.



When they were pronounced man and wife, they stared into each other’s eyes lovingly. The way their relationship had moved from childhood friend, to teenage romance, to man and wife had been played out like a fairytale. The way they held their love for each other was like a fairytale.


That night, they lay in bed as newlyweds. There they made a decision – a huge decision that would alter their lives completely. But they were ready for it. They were ready to take on the future together.


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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (The Sixth Moon of Jupiter)
« Reply #421 on: June 17, 2011, 08:54:26 AM »
It wasn’t too long after when Mali discovered she was pregnant.
Her and Thomas were more than happy; they were elated. They couldn’t wait to have their little child.



When Mali told me that news, I started jumping in excitement. Mali laughed at me, saying that she knew her child would be very spoilt be her grandmother. I couldn’t disagree – this baby was would hardly get a second away from the clutches of her grandparents.



Mali and Thomas were both great parents-to-be. They spent a lot of Mali’s pregnancy in the library, reading up on parenting tips, as well as making frequent trips to the doctors to make sure everything was going fine.


As she was carrying the baby, Mali felt an unbreakable attachment to her child already. Although Thomas wasn’t personally carrying the baby, he loved them just as much.
He spent every moment he could massaging Mali, and talking with his little baby.


Although she was heavily pregnant, Mali insisted on updating and fixing everything around the house. I made sure to keep her away from things she would have to bend down for, and had her focus on easily accessible things like the computer.


She was happy to tell me that she’d achieved her lifetime wish of wanting to be a tinkerer, as well as supermaxing handiness. I patted her on the back and told her that she needed to take some time to relax. Lifetime wish or not, she needed to make sure her pregnancy was as smooth as possible for the baby.

She had just spent a large amount of money on a package at the spa, when she went into labour. The people around her weren’t much of a help, standing and screaming.



Luckily, a doctor was about. He was calm enough to help Mali over to the hospital.
A few hours later, I got a call. She’d had a baby girl.


Her name would be Erinome - Erin for short. She would be the sixth Moon of Jupiter.


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Authors Note: Erin’s traits are Neurotic and Hates the Outdoors.

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 50: Loss and Love)
« Reply #422 on: June 17, 2011, 09:01:45 AM »
If you have Generations waterslides will keep them occupied. I can't hardly get my sims off the thing! Goodbye to Jamie he was such a sweetheart. Welcome little Erin!

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Re: The Moons of Jupiter: An Immortal Dynasty (Chapter 50: Loss and Love)
« Reply #423 on: June 17, 2011, 09:03:09 AM »
Fantastic! Congratulations on the wedding.

They both looked so amazingly pretty - have I told you how much I love the grooms' white gloves? Looks a tad bit like Mickey Mouse. :D

Just kidding, awesome update, incredible writing!



EDIT: Aha! So I don't even manage to finish the comment on the new update as you already post another one, lol.

Welcome to the world, generation six, aka little Erin! Hm, quite problematic traits - so not Moon-ish! :-\
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Thank you Chronic.
Luna was neurotic, so it's not too uncommon for her blood line. Her traits will come in handy later in life, I can assure you :)

 

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