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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 30
« Reply #225 on: August 16, 2011, 05:18:41 PM »
Haha, I love it! 'the lovely young thing'... I still can't get over that.
He's a young lovely thing, just a different gendered one.  ::)

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 30
« Reply #226 on: August 18, 2011, 12:26:14 PM »
Oh yeah, I agree with TallStar, Laurie is a lovely young thing. :D  What can I say, I'm a sucker for redheads. ;D

Poor Gus! :D




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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 30
« Reply #227 on: August 18, 2011, 12:49:21 PM »
Oh yeah, I agree with TallStar, Laurie is a lovely young thing.

Well, I certainly think he is!   ;D

Thanks very much for the comments.

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 30
« Reply #228 on: August 18, 2011, 01:05:04 PM »
And by the way, Leo is now in the Swap Shop.

Schip, would you kindly private message me the instructions on how to upload story characters to the Swap Shop? Or provide a link where it has been explained?

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 30
« Reply #229 on: August 19, 2011, 10:48:22 AM »
Chapter Thirty-One

Sunday evening - Monday morning.  

The students are supposed to cook for themselves, but Sunflower has been at work so she hasn't been able to tutor any of them in the Cooking skill.  And since Create-a-Sim didn't give us any Natural Cooks this week, I don't want to chance having an unskilled cook burn down the house.  They have leftovers for supper, then watch television before going to bed.  Here's the whole group together:



Oh.  Not quite the whole group.  I forgot that Laurie was sent upstairs to unclog the toilet.  "Here's your chance to learn Handiness, Laurie!  Just think how useful this skill is going to be in your travels."



At this point Laurie may be reconsidering his decision to come to the school.

Next morning the students are all hungry, but they have to wait until one of them has learned the Cooking skill.  Sunflower tutors Laurie while the others make discordant noises on the guitars.



The tutoring goes quickly and Laurie hurries over to prepare his first meal.  "Hurry up with those waffles, Laurie!  Everybody's getting very hungry!"



He has some really funny facial expressions.  I'd sure like to know what he's thinking here:



Finally the waffles are ready!  Now, we've had one Natural Cook among our previous students.  Her waffles were Very Nice quality.  Most of the student efforts were burnt and horrifying.  Laurie's waffles are Outstanding quality.  No kidding.  I mean, how??  He has one point of cooking skill, he's working on the same equipment as all the other students, with the same store-bought ingredients, and he's not a Natural Cook.  I don't understand it.  It seems our Laurie has hidden talents.  But it's very good news for the students, who will be in a good mood when lessons start in earnest after breakfast.



While Sunflower was tutoring Laurie, Marigold explained to the other students about the treasure hunt.  "There will be 3 clues this week.  The team that wins will get a special prize.  There will also be a prize for the second-place team.  Winners to be announced at the party on Thursday evening."

The first clue:  Check me out!  'Ave no fear!  I'm 'armless!

Good luck, and as always, if you know the answer, please keep it to yourself for now.
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 31
« Reply #230 on: August 19, 2011, 11:02:59 AM »
I knew there was a reason why I was bad at scavenger hunts..  :-[ Laurie does have hidden talents, indeed!

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 31
« Reply #231 on: August 19, 2011, 11:08:25 AM »
Well I have no idea about the answer... But hey awesome update. :)
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 31
« Reply #232 on: August 19, 2011, 11:16:03 AM »
Awesome update! The scavenger hunt question confuses me greatly though... It seems that certain sims do things better than others for random reasons. And some sims just work harder.

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 31
« Reply #233 on: August 19, 2011, 11:20:55 AM »
I knew there was a reason why I was bad at scavenger hunts.. 

Heehee!  I told you this week's clues would be harder!  *evil chuckle*

Remember, the clues are all about something in Sunset Valley.  If you know your SV trivia, that will definitely help.  Being familiar with cryptic crosswords will help too.  I'm no good at all at solving cryptics, but I have some understanding of how they work, and at least one of this week's clues is intended to be a cryptic.  There!  Look at all those hints!  Now it's easy, right?  ;)
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 31
« Reply #234 on: August 19, 2011, 02:27:29 PM »
Remember, the clues are all about something in Sunset Valley.  If you know your SV trivia, that will definitely help.  Being familiar with cryptic crosswords will help too.  I'm no good at all at solving cryptics, but I have some understanding of how they work, and at least one of this week's clues is intended to be a cryptic.  There!  Look at all those hints!  Now it's easy, right?  ;)
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Ummm yeah so much easier. He he.
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« Reply #235 on: August 19, 2011, 04:57:51 PM »
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Ummm yeah so much easier. He he.
You know what's easier? Something like :I'm Stoney. And Falls. What am I?

I like it. This is much more my speed!  ;D

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« Reply #236 on: August 19, 2011, 05:08:02 PM »
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Ummm yeah so much easier. He he.
You know what's easier? Something like :I'm Stoney. And Falls. What am I?

That is easier!

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 31
« Reply #237 on: August 20, 2011, 11:48:22 AM »
I have a "left-field" idea of what the clue's hint is but I'm not saying, and it's probably wrong. :P :D

I've never had a new cook's quality of any meal be outstanding on the first try...Laurie is talented. :D 

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 31
« Reply #238 on: August 20, 2011, 11:55:48 AM »
I have about two guesses that are probably as far from the answer as we are from pluto.  ;) I have several things that I think lead to the answer I just don't know the answer, Lol.
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 31
« Reply #239 on: August 20, 2011, 01:26:34 PM »
Ah, I think I've got it -- excellent clue, if it's what I think it is.
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 31
« Reply #240 on: August 20, 2011, 02:23:16 PM »
I've never had a new cook's quality of any meal be outstanding on the first try...Laurie is talented. :D

What else would you expect, he is Scottish after all. ;)

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 31
« Reply #241 on: August 21, 2011, 01:00:26 PM »
Chapter Thirty-Two

Monday

Monday is devoted to lessons.  Sunflower tutors Joyce in Gardening:



Marigold is supposed to be tutoring Imogen in Handiness, but it looks to me like she's talking about taking a coffee break:



Kay shows off her white belt in Martial Arts:



Laurie popped a wish to improve his Handiness skill.  "You want to improve your Handiness skill, Laurie?  Excellent!  I have just the thing for you ..."



Lesson for Laurie:  Be careful what you wish for.  You just might get it.

Ever since Laurie's success with the waffles, I've been wondering if it was just a fluke or if he really does have some magic talent with cooking.  So I have him make dinner:  Goopy carbonara.  Here he is testing the dish:



Here we see the proud chef with his finished meal. 



And he has a right to be proud.  Because our boy with level 2 Cooking skill, no natural cook trait, has just turned out perfect goopy carbonara.  I know I should give all the students a chance to cook, but I'm tempted to let Laurie do all the cooking this week to save everyone from having to eat burnt food.

The second clue in the treasure hunt:  Keep out!  I'se watching you.  This is mine!  Hint:  The answer is in the Sunset Valley Trivia Thread, which gave me the idea for this clue.
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 32
« Reply #242 on: August 21, 2011, 01:08:51 PM »
I know this one! This is strange, a Level 2 Cook with Perfect Meals?
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 32
« Reply #243 on: August 21, 2011, 01:35:17 PM »
I know this one! This is strange, a Level 2 Cook with Perfect Meals?

Indeed! Laurie must be one lucky Sim. I too know the clue this time! And Kay showing off her Martial Arts skills in that hat made me... laugh. :)
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 32
« Reply #244 on: August 21, 2011, 02:28:48 PM »
What quality are the ingredients you're using? I find that that's a big swing factor.
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 32
« Reply #245 on: August 21, 2011, 02:36:19 PM »
What quality are the ingredients you're using? I find that that's a big swing factor.

Just standard-quality stuff that comes from the fridge.  Of course, the fridge is the good one from the Culinary track, and the stove has been upgraded to improve meal quality, so it makes sense that Laurie - or any other Sim - would produce better food than they would with lesser appliances.  What doesn't make any sense at all to me, is the difference between the quality of Laurie's cooking and that of the previous students.  They were using exactly the same appliances and still managed to burn most things or, at best, make Very Nice quality food.
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 32
« Reply #246 on: August 21, 2011, 02:37:34 PM »
What quality are the ingredients you're using? I find that that's a big swing factor.

Yeah, but even if those ingredients are all perfect, dishes like Goopy Carbonara usually still take multiple tries to come out perfect. ;)
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 32
« Reply #247 on: August 21, 2011, 04:56:29 PM »
There is only one way to see. Laurie, I challenge you to a cook off!

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 32
« Reply #248 on: August 21, 2011, 05:50:49 PM »
I think I know the answer! Loving the variety of students! Great update.
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« Reply #249 on: August 21, 2011, 05:52:15 PM »
Just standard-quality stuff that comes from the fridge.  Of course, the fridge is the good one from the Culinary track, and the stove has been upgraded to improve meal quality, so it makes sense that Laurie - or any other Sim - would produce better food than they would with lesser appliances.  What doesn't make any sense at all to me, is the difference between the quality of Laurie's cooking and that of the previous students.  They were using exactly the same appliances and still managed to burn most things or, at best, make Very Nice quality food.

What if Laurie's trying to impress someone...?

 

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