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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 32
« Reply #250 on: August 21, 2011, 05:59:00 PM »
What if Laurie's trying to impress someone...?

Now, there's an interesting thought.  Very interesting:D
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 32
« Reply #251 on: August 21, 2011, 09:47:59 PM »
I know the answer to the second one, I think, and I think I know where the first clue is pointing to but not what object located there!
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 33
« Reply #252 on: August 23, 2011, 02:28:12 PM »
Chapter Thirty-Three

Late Tuesday - very early Wednesday.  After everyone else is in bed, Sunflower and Marigold share a quiet moment before turning in.  Marigold seems to be smiling a lot these days.



Now they're all asleep in bed.  The house is quiet.  Let's tiptoe into their bedrooms and see what everyone's dreaming about.  Here are two of the students:



Guess which one wants to be a criminal?  And which one has just had her gardening lesson?

Our businesswoman-to-be dreams of making money:



Leo dreams of catching something in his net.  I wonder what it is he hopes to catch.



Laurie dreams of a big red heart.  What could that mean?



Sunflower goes one better than Laurie.  She dreams of two hearts.



And smiling Marigold?  What is she dreaming of?  Take a look.



Here's the final clue in this week's treasure hunt:  A marsh in a muddle.

Good luck to all the treasure hunters!
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 33
« Reply #253 on: August 29, 2011, 02:37:06 AM »
Awh, cute!
I'm awful at these scavenger hunts. I'm normally OK at crosswords and stuff but three weeks away from Sims hasn't helped with this. I'm downloading Leo!
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 33
« Reply #254 on: October 09, 2011, 04:27:52 AM »
Noooooooo!  I came to the last post and it just stopped!  More, more, more Schip.  Pretty, pretty please?  BTW, you can have Leo I want Laurie!
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 33
« Reply #255 on: October 09, 2011, 09:19:31 AM »
Thanks for the comment, Joria.  I wasn't sure anyone was really interested in this story, but your post and a message from someone else has convinced me that I should get back to work and finish - there really isn't too much more left, in any case.  I haven't had the heart to start up the game since the Pets demo nuked all my store and Swap Shop downloads - I dread to see what I'll find - but I will do it in the next few days.  Promise.   :) And thanks again for reading.

Oh and, Joria? 
BTW, you can have Leo I want Laurie!

Quite right.  Go for the guy who can cook, every time!  ;D But I'm hoping that at least part of Laurie's appeal is his kilt.  :D
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 33
« Reply #256 on: October 09, 2011, 11:12:17 AM »
Oh, Schip I am SO interested in this story! You should definitely continue, even if the Pets demo messed up your downloads.



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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 33
« Reply #257 on: October 09, 2011, 02:30:53 PM »
Oh thanks, MoonsAreBlue.  I finally got up the courage to go see what damage the game had sustained from that infernal demo.  It's truly bizarre - some store items were still missing, even after several attempts to download and re-install them.  Patterns gone.  Other patterns, including Sunflower's Superman t-shirt, were intact.  I don't get it, but I will never, never again download a demo!  Sigh.  Anyway, I think things are almost back to normal.  Not exactly in some cases, but most of the clothes and household objects are reasonably close to what they were.  I hope to have an update in a day or two.
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 33
« Reply #258 on: October 09, 2011, 02:38:53 PM »
Oh thanks, MoonsAreBlue.  I finally got up the courage to go see what damage the game had sustained from that infernal demo.  It's truly bizarre - some store items were still missing, even after several attempts to download and re-install them.  Patterns gone.  Other patterns, including Sunflower's Superman t-shirt, were intact.  I don't get it, but I will never, never again download a demo!  Sigh.  Anyway, I think things are almost back to normal.  Not exactly in some cases, but most of the clothes and household objects are reasonably close to what they were.  I hope to have an update in a day or two.

It messed up my game too, but I had a backup of my downloads folder from when the last patch messed me up. I just deleted the Downloads folder in my game and replaced it with my backup, and everything was still there. So I wouldn't say don't ever download a demo again, just backup your Downloads folder once you get everything re-downloaded.

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 33
« Reply #259 on: October 09, 2011, 03:15:41 PM »
See, I told you, lol.  Will be waiting for your updates schipperke and will read every word.  I am glad not too much was gone from your games.  After reading the problems, I didn't even bother to download the demo. :)
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 33
« Reply #260 on: October 09, 2011, 03:28:46 PM »
After reading the problems, I didn't even bother to download the demo. :)

Smart you!  I think the moral of this story is, don't be the first to download a patch or anything new.  You'd think I'd know that by now.  ::)
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 33
« Reply #261 on: October 10, 2011, 01:21:46 AM »
Thanks for the comment, Joria.  I wasn't sure anyone was really interested in this story, but your post and a message from someone else has convinced me that I should get back to work and finish - there really isn't too much more left, in any case.  I haven't had the heart to start up the game since the Pets demo nuked all my store and Swap Shop downloads - I dread to see what I'll find - but I will do it in the next few days.  Promise.   :) And thanks again for reading.

Oh and, Joria? 
Quite right.  Go for the guy who can cook, every time!  ;D But I'm hoping that at least part of Laurie's appeal is his kilt.  :D

I'm sorry to hear what happened to your stuff!  I was going to download that demo but an angel on my shoulder said stop!  (pc froze)  So I never did download it.  However, I am noticing many of my store items are not showing up and the same goes for patterns.  Also, things I've saved, like a rug for instance, shows up colored entirely different from the one I recolored and saved!  Weird.

Ok, this is off topic so any mods or admins watching, please be kind and close your eyes! 

There's a song I know.  The chorus goes like this:

Let the wind blow high, let the wind blow low,
Through the streets in my kilt I'll go.
All the lassies shout HELOO!
Donald where's yer troosers.

lol

I hear it every time I see Laurie.  hehehe  (and I KNOW what they wear under their kilt!)
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 34
« Reply #262 on: October 11, 2011, 11:37:47 AM »
Chapter Thirty-Four (A Private Discussion)

Wednesday morning.  A writer sits at her desk, desperately seeking inspiration.  What to write about?  It's been such a very long time since the last update.



Suddenly the quiet is shattered by the clamour of loud voices.  The writer gapes as the jumble of voices resolves into identifiable speech.



Sunflower:  Do you think she's finally going to start working on our story again?
Marigold:  I have a painting commission!  The town is waiting for 15 paintings from me!  How can I ever meet my commitment if that lazy Schipperke keeps taking time off?
Laurie:  I was supposed to be in France by now!  Not still at school eating meals made by those students who, frankly, just aren't very good cooks.
Marigold:  Nobody is as good a cook as you, Laurie.



Leo:  I think it's shameful the way she downloaded that Pets demo with no thought for how it might affect us!  Poor Joyce and Kay - their clothes still aren't back to normal.  Kay has to go around in that colourless hat because her hat still isn't back in the game!





Sunflower:  You really shouldn't be too hard on poor Schipperke.  She's [whispering] really not very bright, poor dear.  I once saw her struggling to understand a toilet, of all things!



Laurie:  It's quite unconscionable for her to leave us here in limbo like this!  How long has it been, now?
Sunflower:  Long enough for you to need a bath, anyway.
Laurie sniffs his armpit:  Well, it's not my fault!



Leo:  If Schipperke is going to neglect us like this, I think we should get a new manager!  You know, Saltypaws treats me very well in her games.  She wouldn't neglect me!
Sunflower remembers Mr Payne saying that Leo doesn't stay in any one place very long.  She wonders if Leo is thinking of moving in permanently with Saltypaws.  She feels an odd churning in her stomach and thinks it's probably because she hasn't eaten in a long time.



Marigold:  It's because she's busy building slum houses.  Which is about the only kind of  building she's fit for, really!
Schipperke:  All right!  You lot, just pipe down!  I would remind you that you owe your very existence to me.  But are you grateful for all I've done for you?  Why, I could wipe you out with a single keystroke -
Laurie breaks in, smirking:  No, you couldn't!  
Schipperke:  What are you talking about, Sim?



Laurie:  You're so technologically challenged, Human!  You don't even realize that I've sent off this "Private Discussion" to the Forum, where everyone can read of your perfidy!  If sweet reason won't persuade you to get off your lazy rump and work on our story, maybe we can shame you into it!
[loud sounds of cheering Sims, while Schipperke hustles off to find a dictionary.  Perfidy:  the quality or state of being faithless or disloyal - Treachery]

Goodness, I hate it when my Sims are smarter than I am!
[voice from the living room:  that's not hard, dear.  We're your dogs and we're way smarter than you are.  Now, are you going to shift yourself and get on with taking us for our walk?  We're waiting!  ... and waiting ... and waiting ...]
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 34: A "Private" Discussion
« Reply #263 on: October 11, 2011, 11:51:05 AM »
That was the funniest thing I've read in ages!
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 34: A "Private" Discussion
« Reply #264 on: October 11, 2011, 11:56:01 AM »
Lol, that is too funny.  Sometimes I wonder if these guys are smarter than us sometimes.  Schipperke, that was hiliarious.  Poor Leo, he has no idea what I have in store for him.  He won't see it coming.  Your such a meanie, haha. :)
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 34: A "Private" Discussion
« Reply #265 on: October 11, 2011, 11:58:25 AM »
I love it! This is a great way to bring your story back. :)

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 34: A "Private" Discussion
« Reply #266 on: October 11, 2011, 12:04:27 PM »
Awww Schip, I have been following but didn't get my encouragement in soon enough. :)  I love your story and glad you've picked up again, although this installment did make me laugh a lot. :D  Trust me, if your sims saw what salty puts hers through, they would NOT want to go there. :D ;)

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« Reply #267 on: October 11, 2011, 12:21:59 PM »
Ah....The Author makes her appearance -- very funny! Glad you're continuing this.
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 34: A "Private" Discussion
« Reply #268 on: October 11, 2011, 12:44:46 PM »
OMG I am sending you HUGE hugs right now.  I was kind of down in the dumps, read your update and was rofl in seconds!  I'm so glad those Sims had that nice chat with you, but the dogs were even funnier....and waiting....waiting....sounds like my two!
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 34: A "Private" Discussion
« Reply #269 on: October 11, 2011, 04:21:25 PM »
Now that was something I was happy to find in "Show New Replies To Your Posts" this morning! On two levels - one, I'm now cracking up laughing, and two, it's back! YAY!

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 34: A "Private" Discussion
« Reply #270 on: October 11, 2011, 05:15:46 PM »
That was hilarious! It's back! Yay, it's bac- *silence* Sorry... Just dancing happily.

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 34: A "Private" Discussion
« Reply #271 on: October 12, 2011, 05:48:32 AM »
Yay! My favourite story is back! So sorry to hear of you troubles, I look forward to more fun and games.

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 34: A "Private" Discussion
« Reply #272 on: October 13, 2011, 03:05:04 PM »
I'm glad to see this story has come back. (with a hilarious comeback to boot) Good luck with the rest of the story.

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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 34: A "Private" Discussion
« Reply #273 on: October 15, 2011, 10:27:23 AM »
Chapter Thirty-Five

Wednesday. 
Sunflower, watching through the upstairs window, sees Leo heading out on his motorcycle early in the morning. 



She suspects he's going to see a woman, and wonders who it is.  Between us, Sunflower is right.  Leo has yet another appointment with Judy Bunch.

Leo's absence means Imogen misses out on her Martial Arts lesson.  She practices on the training dummy by herself.



Joyce and Kay, whose clothes are still not right, work on their Logic skill.



Laurie doesn't see any need to learn Gardening, but it's part of the curriculum so he listens patiently to Sunflower's tutoring.



The house was so messed up with all the missing store stuff that I didn't even try to replicate it all.  So the living room got a new look:




Well, I think that's why they redecorated.  Or maybe it was because Sunflower is still worried that Leo might go live with Saltypaws (in Las Vegas) and is hoping that making this place look vaguely Vegas-like, she can prevent him from leaving.

The next post will be about Thursday evening's dance, when the answers to the scavenger hunt will be revealed.  In case you've forgotten this week's clues, here they are:

1.  Check me out!  'Ave no fear!  I'm 'armless!
2.  Keep out!  I'se watching you.  This is mine!
3.  A marsh in a muddle.


Remember, we're playing in Sunset Valley, so all these clues refer to things that can be found in SV.  Studying the SV Trivia Thread may be helpful.  Good luck, everyone!  And as always, if you think you know the answers, please don't post them yet.
 
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Re: The Flowers waiting for Grim - chapter 35
« Reply #274 on: October 15, 2011, 11:41:56 AM »
Yay, another update! I have no idea what the items are. ???