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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 28
« Reply #200 on: August 14, 2011, 07:33:52 PM »
*blinks* Hi, Laurie! Are you lost?

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 28
« Reply #201 on: August 14, 2011, 07:39:05 PM »
Ha, a man skirt.  :P Can't wait to read more.



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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 28
« Reply #202 on: August 15, 2011, 12:31:56 AM »
Bwhahaha! What if the other "girls" are guys? -laughs some more-

I thought I posted here! I guess not. So I've been behind. Meh. I think I know what Leo is up to!!! And it's very sweet if it's what I think it is!
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 28
« Reply #203 on: August 15, 2011, 09:26:13 AM »
Ha, a man skirt.  :P Can't wait to read more.

It's a Kilt and even the English Royal Family Males wear them.  :P
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 28
« Reply #204 on: August 15, 2011, 09:45:14 AM »
It's a Kilt and even the English Royal Family Males wear them.  :P

Yes, the kilt has a long and proud history.  The guy who cuts my hair has recently discovered his Scots heritage and has started wearing a kilt.  And I've suddenly started needing much more frequent haircuts!  Because I think kilts are sooo sexy ...  :D
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 28
« Reply #205 on: August 15, 2011, 09:59:12 AM »
Chapter Twenty-Nine

Marigold turns and stares in astonishment at the man who's just entered the room.  She says:  You're Laurie?  But you're not a girl!
Laurie:  How good of you to notice.
Sunflower:  I'm sorry, Marigold, but I have to go to work.  The carpool's waiting.  You'll have to deal with this.  By the way, I sent the other students off to their Charisma class.



Marigold:  We thought Laurie was a girl!  Why do you have a girl's name?  Is that your real name?
Laurie:  Yes, it is my real name, and no, it isn't a girl's name.  Laurie, short for Laurence.  But the only one who calls me Laurence is my mother.  And you are Marigold Flowers.  They told me you're the best painting teacher around and that you're also a handiness expert who can fix anything.  But they forgot to mention how beautiful you are.
Marigold:  You can't stay here.  This is a girls' school!  We don't take male students!
Laurie:  Gender discrimination?  In this day and age?  How very Sims2.  Haven't we moved beyond that sort of nonsense?



Marigold:  Are you telling me I'm out of date?
Laurie:  Oh, I don't mind.  I like an old-fashioned sort of girl.

Marigold is beginning to feel quite flustered.  She doesn't know how to respond to Laurie's banter.  Helplessly, she asks:  Well, why do you want to come to a finishing school?
Laurie:  The first thing I wanted to do when I finished school was to travel.  I don't show my wish panel to just anyone, but look - a wish to travel to Champs les Sims, worth 2250 happiness points.  But my parents said that before going to a foreign country, I needed to learn Charisma so I'd be able to befriend the locals.  And that I should also learn how to cook for myself.  And your school is quite famous, you know.  They say that one week in your school gives Sims more skills than most Sims can learn in 2 or 3 weeks on their own.  So naturally I decided to come here.



Marigold:  You're going to travel?  Oh, I've always wanted to travel!
Laurie:  So why haven't you?
Marigold sighs:  My sister and I lived with our older brother and sisters, who would never have allowed it.  Then when they died, Sunflower and I were old and broke.  And now it's too late.  Grim will be coming for me soon.
Laurie:  That's so sad!  But maybe Grim won't come right away, you might still have a lot of time.
Marigold:  I don't know.  Grim said he'd be back soon.  But I have a picture of the pyramids in my room, and every night I go to sleep imagining that I'm sleeping in a tent in the desert and that I'll wake up and go exploring the next tomb.
Laurie:  Have you ever wanted to visit the Nectary in France?  Imagine sampling all the different vintages and crushing grapes to make your very own nectar ...



Lost in their conversation, neither one notices the passage of time until they hear the other students returning from their Charisma class.

Laurie:  So can I stay?
Marigold:  Oh ... I guess so.  But you can't share a room with a girl.  You'll have to move in with Leo.  Get him to help you move the bed over to his apartment.
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #206 on: August 15, 2011, 10:06:26 AM »
Hmm, so the ladies like kilts you say? I better, ah, embrace my culture a little bit more then lol.



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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #207 on: August 15, 2011, 10:18:19 AM »
Hmm... This update pretty much made me believe in my theory. Hmm...
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #208 on: August 15, 2011, 11:06:49 AM »
Well, okay then! I hope he fits in nicely.

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #209 on: August 15, 2011, 01:05:09 PM »
It's too bad Marigold can't travel to Scotland. For a great description of a man in a kilt, see Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. I can't give you the page number; you might just have to read it.
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #210 on: August 15, 2011, 01:35:27 PM »
Well, again, I finally got caught up with your story Schipperke and still brilliant.  Have you thought of maybe, just maybe putting Leo in the swap shop, pretty please, lol.  I can hardly wait for more updates. :)
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #211 on: August 15, 2011, 01:52:09 PM »
I had two ideas in mind, that wasn't one of them... Say, Laurie seems a little too handsome for a Random CASer?  8)


Marigold:  You can't stay here.  This is a girls' school!  We don't take male students!
Laurie:  Gender discrimination?  In this day and age?  How very Sims2.  Haven't we moved beyond that sort of nonsense?


That really had me out of chair!  ;D
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #212 on: August 15, 2011, 02:02:10 PM »
Omg Schip...I've spent the better part of an hour reading this thread...you are soooo good.  I love this story and all the comments. :D  The one about "How very sims 2" just about had me spitting water all over my monitor. :D

A couple of things...1, I never got the clues to the scavenger hunt, too busy reading and 2, [singsong]I know what Leo's doing...teehee.  Promise I won't tell.  I become very attached to your little simmies and their stories. :-*

More please... ;D

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #213 on: August 15, 2011, 02:07:47 PM »
I have read random updates, so I don't understand the clues.  ???

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #214 on: August 15, 2011, 02:45:08 PM »
Have you thought of maybe, just maybe putting Leo in the swap shop, pretty please, lol. 

You like Leo?  So do I.  I'd be glad to share him.  Just give me time to relearn how to do it.

For a great description of a man in a kilt, see Diana Gabaldon's Outlander.

I agree, Marian!  I've read most of the books in that series and I love them.

2, [singsong]I know what Leo's doing...teehee.  Promise I won't tell. 

Thanks, bshag.  I suspect a lot of people know the direction in which this story is going, and I appreciate your discretion in not sharing what you've figured out.  It allows me to have the illusion that I'm creating suspense which will make people want to keep reading!   ;D

Oh, and Carlos?
Hmm, so the ladies like kilts you say? I better, ah, embrace my culture a little bit more then lol.

There is no sexier garment on a man than an authentic 8-yard kilt.  Absolutely none.  Why do you think people (women) are always speculating on what a Scotsman wears under his kilt? 

Thanks everyone for the comments!

Oh, and one more thing ... I said there would be another treasure hunt this week, and there will.  I have the clues made up and I'm quite pleased with them, if I do say so myself.  I do believe they'll be quite challenging.
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #215 on: August 15, 2011, 03:49:34 PM »
Sorry to be a bit off topic but I've never played the Sims 2 before so what do you mean?

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #216 on: August 15, 2011, 04:10:32 PM »
Sorry to be a bit off topic but I've never played the Sims 2 before so what do you mean?

It's just Laurie's way of saying it's old-fashioned, because presumably Sims2 came before Sims3. 
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #217 on: August 15, 2011, 04:14:03 PM »
It's just Laurie's way of saying it's old-fashioned, because presumably Sims2 came before Sims3. 
Ah, I see. I like the random humour you find on this forum. It's great to know people with a good sense of humour, I haven't got a great one but it'll do.

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #218 on: August 15, 2011, 05:24:59 PM »
I know what's a kilt, man skirt sounds funnier. I agree with you Schipperke.
I love this! Can't wait to read more.
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #219 on: August 15, 2011, 05:49:37 PM »
I know what's a kilt, man skirt sounds funnier. I agree with you Schipperke.
I love this! Can't wait to read more.
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 29
« Reply #220 on: August 16, 2011, 12:26:58 PM »
Chapter Thirty

Sunday afternoon - evening.  Sunflower is at work, but the other two instructors have already started their lessons.  Marigold tutors Kay in painting:



Kay listens politely.  She isn't sure painting will help her in her future career as Emperor of Evil.  Then it occurs to her that there's a lot of money to be made in art theft, and maybe she should pay attention to her lessons.

The first thing Joyce does upon returning from her Charisma class is to go and snoop around Leo's apartment.  When I caught her, she was on her way to turn on the stereo and make herself right at home.  I sent her back to the house to practice the guitar instead.



Meanwhile Imogen, who wants to be an Astronaut, has persuaded Leo to train her on the treadmill.  As they're working, Gus Hart arrives and stands staring at Imogen as she works out.



Yes, the arrival of a new group of students always brings at least one male townie over to check out the new girls.  They haven't been invited, and the household doesn't normally have a lot of drop-in visitors.  But every time the girls arrive, at least one male townie can be counted on to arrive soon after.  Sometimes I really wonder if Sims know more than they're letting on.

Nobody has greeted Gus or made him welcome in any way.  He seems content to stand and watch Imogen exercise. 
The Leo says to Gus:  Look behind you.  One of the students is coming over to talk to you.
Gus whirls around, eager to see the lovely young thing who wants to meet him.  The reality isn't quite what he anticipated:



Yes, it's Laurie, back from his Charisma class and wanting to practice his Charming Introduction on Gus.  Gus looks less than overjoyed.  His plan to check out the young ladies is further foiled by Leo, who decides it would make him very happy if Gus would pose for a sculpture.  "Put your hands behind your back, Gus.  Now just keep them there!"



By the time the sculpture is finished, Gus is exhausted and wants nothing more than to go home to bed.  And Leo has just gained 1000 happiness points.




Say, Laurie seems a little too handsome for a Random CASer?  8)

Ya think?   ;) Ok, you got me!  It's just possible that Laurie got a little extra attention because he may be going to play a slightly bigger part in this story than the other students.  Maybe.
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 30
« Reply #221 on: August 16, 2011, 12:44:31 PM »
Lol poor Gus.

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 30
« Reply #222 on: August 16, 2011, 02:19:16 PM »
This story just keeps getting better and better. I can't wait to see what Laurie does next!

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 30
« Reply #223 on: August 16, 2011, 02:31:09 PM »
Haha, I love it! 'the lovely young thing'... I still can't get over that.

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 30
« Reply #224 on: August 16, 2011, 05:00:28 PM »
Hehe, I wonder if my idea will be correct or not. Schip having Laurie is just plain hilarious!
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